The pumpkin harvest… it’s almost time for pumpkin pie

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I don’t recall any specific memories of carving pumpkins when I was young. Though as an adult I’ve carved a few for my mother who usually makes a traditional Mexican pumpkin candy, referred to as Dulce de Calabaza“.  It’s a candy that can be eaten all year round, it’s got a bit of a hard shell on the outside and sweet and juicy on the inside, if a bit gooey.

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This pumpkin carving animation is part of the hay wagon that is a collaboration between Decor Junction and Shutter Field for this round of On9. The wagon has single, couple and activities that are available by menu. I’m showing the rustic version, but you will find a grey version available as well and both have a land impact of only 5.  It’s a fabulous decor piece for any landscape where you want that bit of rustic or country feel.

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I’m also showing the Autumn Carriage House by Hive, which is available at Collabor88.  The carriage home has a land impact of 47, with an open room on the bottom with static pull down stairs that lead to the top level where you have another open room.  It’s quite cozy and serves for a great little get away place.

The last item that I am featuring is the rare 2-pumpkin hay bales near the carriage house by Bee Designs.  However, in my picture I modded them by making the pumpkins invisible.  I have included the gacha vendor ad below so that you get a proper viewing of the hay bales, that I will feature again with some more Fall/Halloween pieces as the holiday approaches.

I included the last picture, which was the full view one before I took to cropping.

Happy Thursday!

Credits:
*The Autumn Carriage House by Hive @ Collabor88
*Hay Wagon – Rustic by Decor Junction & Shutter Field @ On9
*ToT Gacha 2-Pumpkin Doll Hay Bales Rare {Modded} by .:Bee Designs:.  @ Salem 
Beech Forest – Autumn Trees by 3D Trees
Weeping Willow Autumn by 3D Trees
Aspen-LP-Autumn-Sapling-4 – V2 by Heart Garden Center
Puffy Grass [Brown] by *alirium*
Dwarf Forest [Ember] by *alirium*
Wooden Fence Long by Frog’s Garden  {past group gift}
Sheep by Just Animals

Wearing~
Hair: Brenda Black by +elua+
Laura Unbuttoned Knotted Shirt Lemon by Tee*fy
Ripped Denim Shorts by Blueberry
Dahlia Socks by Maitreya
Patsy Boots – Tan by *Fishy Strawberry* @ The Dressing Room

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Ready to leave it all behind

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Credits:
*Hair: Whitney by enVOGUE 
*Tattoo: Elowen by Endless Pain @ Totally Top Shelf ~MFGC  **June 3rd – June 24th**
Tango Wreath + Add Ons (Fuchsia) by Persefona
Aiyana Scalloped Top – Maitreya – Black by Tee*fy @ N21
Joliette Skirt – Midnight by Hucci @ Collabor88

Scene:
Old side of London – Jeep Rare by Apt B
Dwarf Forest [Old Gold] by *alirium*

Pose: Heh #2 by Del May {Modded}

Just taking a moment to breath is always good

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I was in a bit of a lazy mood last night preferring to go out and enjoy Second Life for once instead of trying to get my blogs for this week prepared.  I did manage to do a couple of photos to get my week started.

I’m simply featuring this group gift by MoDANNA, which is the dress that I am wearing.  If you’re not familiar with the store, it is a mesh apparel store that also does clothing with the use of appliers for most bodies and also using the omega system.   The group is free to join and every month you get a free and exclusive group gift.

Enjoy this fabulous day!

Credits:
Hair – Truth – Ryleigh
*Dress – MoDANNA – La Petite Robe Noire {December Group Gift}
Scarf – Tee*fy – Oversized Cozy Scarf UnRigged – Plaid @ Collabor88
Boots – Reign – Moccasin Boots

Scene:
Country Girl with Horse – Focus Poses
Enchanted Woods – Studio Skye
Winter Dog Rose – 3D Trees
Winter Forest Thicket – Kismet

 

If only you were here to share this with me

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New round of The Perfect 10 Event is soon upon us and today I am showing you a preview of some of the items you can find this month.  The Summer’s Sunset Collection is by Finishing Touches, a home and garden store that has a little of everything for your home.  The set consists of everything inside the gazebo including the gazebo itself.

You can’t go wrong with this set and it really has some nice features.  The gazebo includes a menu that gives you several options to choose from to either display the curtains and lights, or just the curtains by themselves or just the lights or one off and the other on. That’s a pretty neat feature to let you create your own ambiance. Both chairs come with 20 single animations. I went through them all to select one and I must say that I was really impressed with the variety of animations. They not only looked very natural it really gave that feeling of being in the moment like this one I’m using.  The chair with the fabric also comes with a menu to change the texture of the blanket. You have about 9 choices.

I loved the bowl with pears that is one of the pieces on the table. It’s something that I totally love in my real life, is always having a bowl of fruit in the house.

The Perfect 10 Event is always held at The Cookie Jar Home & Garden sim and runs from the 1st of the month to the 15th.

Credits:
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Campbell
Top – Tee*fy – Clarissa Bustier Top Cobalt Blue @ Kustom9
Pants – Bueno – Capri Pants White

Scene:
*Summer’s Sunset Collection – Finishing Touches for Perfect 10 @ The Cookie Jar Home & Garden
Shrub Yellow Green – Happy Mood
Grass – Garden of Dreams

*Review copy

Memories take us back, dreams take us forward

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It’s a lazy Sunday for sure in both worlds.  Kuro has made a batch of breakfast pancakes for us to enjoy and is available today for Lazy Sunday.  The delicious looking pancakes come on a stand with a land impact of one.  You can find them at the main store.

Today,  I am also featuring this rustic bench by unKindness, which is their participation to The Lexi Project.  If you’re not familiar already with unKindness, it is a relatively new home and furniture store on the grid.  I look forward to showing you more of their stuff in the near future.  The bench will be available in both PG and Adult version, with single and couple animations and adult animations in the adult version.

In the meantime let me share with you The Lexi Project.  The owner of AngelRed Couture was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Second Life residents have banned together to support her by collaborating on a fundraiser to raise funds to help her with some of her medical expenses.  There are about 350 brands supporting this project, from apparel, decor, poses, skin, hair and so much more with 100% of the proceeds going directly to this cause.

The event is scheduled to open its doors Sunday, July 26th at midnight SL time.  If you would like to know more or interested in how to donate, please visit the The Lexi Projec blog.  I’ve included some more links at the bottom of the credits.

As I read her post on her blog, it was heart wrenching and my thoughts and prayers were sent up immediately for her and her family.  If you’re able to, please help support this event.

The taxi to The Lexi Project. 

Credits:
Hair – Uw.st – Lyena
Top – Tee*fy – Basic Knot T-Shirt White
Shorts – Erratic – Briony Shorts Black

Scene:
*Rustic Bench – Unkindness for The Lexi Project {July 26th – August 9th}
*Breakfast Pancakes – Kuro for Lazy Sunday
Green Grocers/Orange Juice – 8f8
Bluestar_140725 in Jug – Gumi’s Flower Shop
Rose Roses Bucket – Atelier Visconti
White Roses Bucket – Atelier Visconti
Petite Cabine – Scarlet Creative
Country Living Frame, Stars, Gardening Chair, Metal Table & Rug – Apt B @ Kustom9
Floral Memories Box – [tea.s]
*Hook Thorn {Dark} & Lombardy {Spring} – Little Branch @ Wayward Carnival

*Review copy

The Lexi Project Blog
The Lexi Project – Facebook Event Page
The Lexi Project – Flickr Pool

When I’m back on on my feet again

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Gonna break from these chains around me
Gonna learn to fly again
May be hard, may be hard
But I’ll do it
When I’m back on my feet again
Soon these tears will all be dryin’
Soon these eyes will see the sun
Might take time, might take time
Bull I’ll see it
When I’m back on my feet again

Part of the lyrics from “When I’m Back on My Feet Again.” 

Credits:
Eyelids – Slink – Mesh Eyelids
Hair – Magika – Friday  **50% off sale, ends 6/30**
Top – Tee*fy – Kelly Knotted Tank Top Latte @ Collabor88
Shorts – Bueno – Summer Shorts Khaki @ Kustom9

Scene:
Pampas Grass – Kidd Creation
Real Beach Grass *Wild Medium Sword* – Kidd Creation
Sand Dune – New Vermont Enterprises/Thickbrick Sleaford{Re-textured}
Lighthouse – Dust Bunny  **50L Sale ends today**
Rock 7 – 3D Trees {Re-textured}

Pose: My own created with Animare Pose & Animation System

Shoes can set you on the right path.

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It’s almost that time again ladies where you can grab some fabulous shoes for the price of one.   The 21Shoe event is every month on the 21st and only for 24 hours can you buy two pairs of exclusive shoes from some of the established shoe creators in Second Life.  I’m showing two pairs from different designers that are participating this month.  The first picture are the pumps from G&D that are made to fit the Maitreya mesh body, the Slink high feet and The Mesh Project body.

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This second pair denim heels is made by KC Couture and has been made to fit the Maitreya mesh body, Slink high feet and the Belleza mesh body.  If you want to see the other shoes for this month, check out the 21Shoe  website where the pictures of the shoes are being added daily.   If you want to stay informed about the event and get some great gifts as well, there is a group in-world you can join for a small fee.  This month’s gift is 12 exclusive fashion poses courtesy of Thirty Loop Animations.

The last thing I want to mention is this brick path set by Jian that she is releasing tomorrow for 25L Tuesday. Seriously, that’s a steal!   The brick path is low impact, and has 26 pieces and 12 texture options that can be changed either piece by piece or to all paths of this set by one click.   After tomorrow the price will go up, so make sure you grab it.

Credits:
1st Pic ~
Hair – [Entwined] – Kallista
Head Accessory – LODE – Magone Crown [yellow] @ The Chapter Four
Head Accessory – LODE – Magone II [blossom] @ The Chapter Four
Romper – Tee*fy – Giselle Romper Passion @ Collabor88
* Shoes – G&D – Pump Jenna SUN for 21Shoe May 21st only!!!

Scene:
Winter Harvest Picnic Table – {what next}
Orange Flowers – Little Branch @ 6th Republic
Grass Patch 2012 & Speargrass Patch- Buddhabeats

2nd Pic ~
Hair – Magika – Mint
Dress – Karma – Nadia Summer Dress French Blue
*Shoes – KC Couture – Yaida “Denim” for 21Shoe May 21st only!!!

Scene:
Hermit [Green] – *alirium*
Grass Patch 2012 – Buddhabeats
*Beaumont Brick Path – Jian for 25L Tuesday

Pose: Nitti 1 by {Pose Maniacs} **modified using Animare HUD**

*Review copy.

Stop and smell the roses.

Smell the roses

Credits:
Hair – Exile – Scribbled Hearts @ Collabor88
Top – Tee*fy – Basic Tucked Tank White
Pants – (fd)/Fashionably Dead @ Collabor88
Shoes – Reign – Petal Hoppers White

Scene:
Provincial Greenhouse, Potting & Gardening Bench, Rose Bushes – [DDD]/Dysfunctional Designs
Creeping Wall Vine, House Plant & Blooming Archway  – [DDD]/Dysfunctional Designs

Pose: Inertia Set by Ma Vie

Listen now.

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I was standing next to the dog on a stand going through poses when I came to this one and chuckled that it looked like I was scolding the dog and decided to shoot the picture like this.  I mentioned yesterday that I had fixed my problem with shadows and if you look at the wall you can see the shadow of the window.  That’s the result of using advanced lighting and a favorable wind light.   I added a burst of light to come through the window with Pic Monkey and decided to go with a black and white for my final outcome.

Even though I don’t crash anymore, enabling the advanced lighting feature does seem to slow me down considerably.  I’ll have to continue to play with it some more, though for now I like having the ability to use shadows.

Credits:
Hair – D!va – Yunie (Onyx) @ Collabor88
Top – Tee*fy – Laura Unbuttoned Knotted Shirt Blue Gingerham
Skirt – {amiable} – Mixtulle Lace Skirt White @ The Seasons Story
Hands & Feet – SLink – AvEnhance Hands Relaxed & Flat Feet
Scene:
Shed RARE – Hideki @ Oh My Gacha
Neva’s Vintage Lockers – Apple Fall @ The Chapter Four
Neva’s Sideboard – Apple Fall @ The Chapter Four
Fresh Milk Sign – Junk
Neva’s Antique Scales – Apple Fall @ The Chapter Four
Dining Table – Hideki @ Oh My Gacha
Dining Chair – Hideki @ Oh My Gacha
Neva’s Fresh Apple Pie – Apple Fall @ The Chapter Four
Drawer – Hideki @ Oh My Gacha
Bowl with Utensils – Hideki @ Oh My Gacha
Memos – Hideki @ Oh My Gacha
Coffee – Hideki @ Oh My Gacha
Neva’s Finial Wall Sconce – Apple Fall @ The Chapter Four
Crate with Bottles – Ex Machina @ The Cosmopolitan Room
Tartan Stool – Hideki
Wire Egg Basket – Kopi
Florcitas – Ionic
Ultimate Great Dane – Zooby
Pose: Click! #2 by Del May

Moo.

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Heart Homes/Aphrodite Shops recently released this Autumn love nest home that is available at Room69 until November 20th.   It has some lovely details like the ivy that wraps around the poles and the intricate heart shape decor on the doors just to name a few.  It really makes for a nice home.  I’m also showing this pumpkin cart and blanket set from [CIRCA], which has 24 animations built into the blanket and two in the cart.

Hoping everyone has a great Sunday!

Credits:

Hair – Exile – Blown Away
Shirt – Tee*fy – Laura Unbuttoned Knotted Shirt Lemon
Skirt – Hudson’s Co. – Buttoned Boho Gypsy Chocolate Skirt

*Autumn Love nest – Heart Homes/Aphrodite ShopsRoom69
* Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Cart & Blanket Set – [CIRCA]
Itchy & Puffy Grass – Alirium
Vinter Pallet Sofa – Shutter Field
Vinter Pallet Chair – Shutter Field
Pallet Table – Shutter Field
Wayzata Butter Churn – Post
Old Milk Churn Chamomile & Primrose – Designer Prims
Dairy Milk Cans – Floorplan
Pretty Cow – Fashiowl Poses @ The Fantasy Room

*Review copies.