The secret ingredient is always love

It’s been a few months now since I last decorated a kitchen, which are really fun to do.  I just get a little challenged when it comes to trying to find the right pieces. I have lots of kitchen decor. I know it. It’s somewhere in my inventory. I just draw a blank when it comes to remembering exactly what I have. The names of the items. Scrolling through my Flickr can be useful at times. Sometimes I do remember the creator and that helps a lot too.

Like last night I asked a friend who has a big round carpet. I’ve seen this carpet all over Flickr before so I know it exists.  I just can’t recall where it’s from. Then it hit me… Consignment I asked? She laughed and said it was a difficult question. I was right on the creator. I even owned the carpet. I just had to go to their store to look up the name.

Do you all have the same problem? Tell me I’m not alone. 🙂

Today’s post is about this month’s round of Deco(c)rate. The rustic blue cabinetry is the Southern Kitchen set by Chez Moi, whose participating this month. The island is adult rated and the rest of the pieces are pg rated. It’s a lovely set that comes full of animations, some of which have rezzable props.

I’m also featuring some pieces from the Kitchen Corner gacha set by Serenity Style. The set is a previous event release and now available at the main store.  Then I’m also showing a shelf by YS&YS from one of their past gacha sets and the cross decor from Bee Designs Viva Mexico! gacha. It’s available at SaNaRae a few more days. The rest of the items used are all detailed under credits.

Have a great one!

*Southern Kitchen by Chez Moi – September 2017 Deco(c)rate
-Southern Stove w Cabinets (PG) 
-Southern Kitchen Island (Adult) 
-Southern Sink 
-Southern Kitchen Stool 

*From Kitchen Corner Set by Serenity Style 
-Serenity Style- Shopping Board
-Serenity Style- Salt Pot
-Serenity Style- Flour Pot
-Serenity Style- Saucepan
-Serenity Style- Cooking Pot

*Holborn Kitchen Shelf by *YS&YS* 

*.:Bee Designs:. Viva Mexico! Gacha Crosses @ SaNaRae

Hanging Plant – Style Two – Alone by 22769
Hanging String Planter – Brown Wood by 22769
Hanging Plant – Style Two – on Plantstand by 22769
22769 – Table Plant – Common
Pixel Mode – The Kitchen – Spices
Dahlia’s Avocado Basket by Kalopsia
[Kres] Lembranca De Lisboa – Galo (7)
[Kres] Lembranca De Lisboa – Pao e Azeitonas (15)
Gourds in Vintage Bowl by Apple Fall
Hanging Wicker Basket by Apple Fall
Rusted Flour Tin by Apple Fall
Rolling Pins Assorted by Apple Fall
Stacked Wire Baskets by Apple Fall
.:Bee Designs:. Kitchen Decor Gacha Books
*AF* Kitchen Basil
*AF* Kitchen Canisters
*AF* Kitchen Egg Basket
‘Patisserie’ Kitchen Mixer by {what next} @ Collabor88
Kitchen Jar by =Zenith=
Gorgeous Rose House by Scarlet Creative @ Collabor88

Late Sunday mornings

Hope it’s been a great weekend for everyone.  Today I am showing this fantastic new kitchen by [Tia] out now at Shiny Shabby.  You can get pieces individually or as a pack. My favorite thing about it is the color options just by clicking on the individual pieces.  I was thinking to go with pink and then I thought let me make it appealing to both sexes as I can’t imagine many guys liking a pink kitchen. Though I left all these cute pink pigs out and the back-splash in pink.

I’m also wearing a new hair style by Iconic called Ella out now at Tres Chic and the cute floral romper is by The Annex out at the same event.  You can find both in different color options.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

*Hair: Ella by Iconic @ Tres Chic 
*Romper by The Annex @ Tres Chic
Mini Slip Shoes by Reign

*Olivia Kitchen by [Tia] @ Shiny Shabby
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Stove
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Counters
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Stools
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Refrigerator
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Utensils
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Cutting Boards
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Toaster
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Kettle
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Tall Glasses
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Short Glasses
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Cups
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Plates Big
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Plates Small
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Two Bowls
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Pasta Bowl
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Salad Bowl
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Small Bowls
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Cookie Jars
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Cake Stand
– [Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Scale

Piggy Gacha by Zenith
=Zenith=Piggy Towel Holder
=Zenith=Piggy Wire Food Storage Basket
=Zenith=Piggy Soup Pot
=Zenith=Basket With Potato + Onion
=Zenith=Piggy Frame
Be happy Wall Hanging by {moss&mink}
Darling Hanging Plant by Dust Bunny
GOFBB Bag of Flour by MadPea
GOFBB Recipe Book by MadPea
Healthy Bagel by Toro
Morning Coffee by Toro
Strawberry drip cake by Duvet Day Furniture & Decor
Drying Chillies by [Merak] @ Shiny Shabby
Hanging Garlic by [Merak] @ Shiny Shabby

Pose: Fiona Set by Vanity Poses

If the dogs don’t like you, neither will I

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These cute Pomeranians puffballs are Jian’s creation for this round of The Gacha Garden.  I have most of the set here, except the ones that are bundled up with with winter hats and scarfs.  While I have them out to show you, most of them minus the wagon and sleeping puff, are attachable so that they walk or run along side of you.

Make sure you check out the web site for the The Gacha Garden.  This is a different kind of event, where every 20 plays of a machine gets you a special gift known as the Seed of Inspiration.  Jian’s is Duke Puffington Esq., not pictured, but is a dapper young puff that sports a bow tie, monocle and top hat.

Hair – Pr!tty – Loraine
Headpiece – Zenith – Gothic Headpiece (Gold)
Dress – Zenith – Spiked Dress (Rose)

*Puff Pups – Jian @ The Gacha Garden
-Black Sable Puff
-Chocolate Puff
-Sable Puff
-Black Puff
-Black & White Puff
-White Puff
-Puff Wagon Express Rare
-Brindle Puff
-Sleepy Puff Rare

Doberman Standing – Just Animals
Woodland Weed – Two Moon Gardens
Reclaimed Wood Bench – Striped Mocha
Summer in the Park – Pigeon Lady 2 – [Consignment]
Grand Bi w/ Lights – Kalopsia

In her gilded cage, she relishes in knowing that freedom is a state of mind.


I took these pictures not knowing how they would ultimately symbolize the sense of vulnerability that I’m feeling inside just now.  Being fully naked with my emotions doesn’t come easy to me and I’m not one to bare my soul very often.  Even when I first started to write snippets of my real life on this blog it came with a small amount of anxiety. That has lessened over time though I will probably only share glimpses from time to time as I do now of a whole bunch of a lot of nothing.


I’m going to bare my soul a little.  I spoke to someone that I hadn’t spoken to in what feels was a very long time.  The distance created by circumstances and a decision that I had to ultimately make a certain amount of peace with.

It wasn’t a long conversation.  In fact, it was probably all of about ten minutes and yet those minutes were enough to send my emotions into overdrive and leave me feeling bare and naked.  I missed you more than you know.

Lara V2.1 Body – Maitreya
Hair – Olive – The Steffi Hair @ Uber
Mesh Eyelids – Slink
Headdress & Face Accessory – LODE – Oliv [Original] @ Shiny ShabbyScene:
Chrysanthemum Corolla with Butterfly Cage – Zenith @ Uber
Hanging Oliv – LODE @ Shiny Shabby

Pose: Leave the Pieces Set – Vibe @ Shiny Shabby

I think I love you.

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When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don’t blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being “in love”, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.”  ― Louis de Bernieres, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Hair – Taketomi – Mearl Blacks @ Creepy Kawaii Fair
Dress – Zenith – Bohemian Tie a Knot Long Skirt @ Uber
Shoes – Pure Poison – Noraisha Sandals Brown

Titan [Old Gold] – *alirium*
Itchy Grass Brown – *alirium*
Puffy Grass Brown – *alirium*
Honey Pie Wood & Flour Bags Chest Rare – {Reverie} @ Shiny Shabby
Shabby Door Rare – [kunst] @ Shiny Shabby
Shabby Frames – [kunst] @ Shiny Shabby
Old Gardening Shed Wash Basin – [Breno] @ Shiny Shabby
Venetian Window – [kunst] @ Shiny Shabby
Honey Pie Windows & Wood Planks – {Reverie} @ Shiny Shabby
Shiny Shabby Sign – Seven Emporium @ Shiny Shabby {Event Gift}
Amor Wall Art/I think I Love You – Second Spaces @ Collabor88

Pose: Sensual Woman 2 by Deesselle Destiny {modified w/ Animare HUD}

Muddling through the dark blue waters of life.


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Hair – Truth – Sally
Headdress – Zenith – Breeze Painted Fungus & Flower Headdress RARE @ The Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Chain – Necklace – Zenith – Breeze Painted Fungus & Flower Chain RARE @ The Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Feathers – Conquest – [Heroic Vestments.] [Dyable.]
Chest Tattoo – Arise – Spirit Tattoo
Rose Necklace – Pure Poison – La Rose Necklace Black
Collar – Luas – Quala Collar Golden RARE {Jan. 2015 Secret Affair Gacha}
Nail Jewelry – Kibitz – Nila Claws Gold/White Rare @ The Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Dress – Peqe – Twentyone Gown Black @ N21 Event

Pose: Heitor 6 by Pose Maniacs


I tried to forget,
but you grew roots around my rib cage
and sprouted flowers
just below my collarbones.
all day I pluck their petals,
but I have not yet ascertained
whether you love me or not.

A big thanks to Canary Beck, who offered her assistance when I reached out for support through the [SL] Blogger Support chat group to help fix the side bar issue.   The problem turned out to be html errors in a recent post. I did have to redo all the widgets, because I must have deleted the information somehow.  I know for next time!  Thanks again Beck!

This round of the fantasy gacha has a lot of great nice sexy looking creations, which will require showing a lot more skin that I am today.  Though many pieces can be worn with other creative outfits as well.  It’s worth the visit to the event even if you don’t role-play.  Though you might want to wait until it’s not so full.

It can sometimes be amusing to read local chat and during one of my visits, because I have had to go in short stints of time to get through everything due to the slowness of my internet these days.  So during a recent visit this woman remarks that she just might have to join Gor, being there are a lot more sexy male pixels these days in it.  It made me chuckle and as I strolled around I tried paying a little more attention to the male pixels that were roaming around.

I think that I’m in agreement with this woman, at the least the part that there are some very nice put together male avatars.  Thinking on it there is a certain appeal for that whole male warrior who wield their weapons and shield to protect you.   I think… that I need a hero.

Skin – Lumae – Beth Tone 6 Cookie
Hair – No.Match – No. Hunt in Blacks
Tree Dress – May’s Soul – Forest Tales Cloth White @ The Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Flower Headdress – Zenith – Ivory Flower Head Dress (Milk) @ The Fantasy Gacha
Top/Bottom, Straps, Mask – *MUKA* – Vix White Set RARE @ The Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Butterfly Jar – May’s Soul – Jar RARE @ The Fantasy Gacha
Eyelids – SLink – Mesh Eyelids
Hands – SLink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Relaxed

Banyan Tree – 3D Trees
Cattails – Botanical
Waterlily Clusters – Botanical
Pond Style Dragonfly Emitter – Botanical

Pose: Country Girl Set by Focus Poses

I’m still thinking of you.


I didn’t have any plans to blog today.  It’s been a hectic last few days at work and then the whole preparing for Thanksgiving and then you add the consumption of so much food from the meal that I was just in a state to take it easy.  Though after spending a little time with a close friend I decided to bounce around a few stores that had a Black Friday sale without any real intent.  It was during my visit to the Dead Dollz store when the view outside happened to catch my attention and so I aimed my camera out to take a closer look.  I found this cafe that was beautifully set up and well after a few minutes I had selected a wind light and my camera naturally started clicking.


Hair – Soonsiki – Chloe in Blacks @ No.21
Sweater – Zenith – Mesh High Knit Dress @ Kustom9

She is clothed in strength and dignity.


I tried something a little different and that is using a texture as a background and then just added some light in a couple of places.  I much prefer setting up a scene or going on location though using this method can be useful at times.

Happy Thursday!


Skin – Lumae – Nima: 5 Caramel
Eyes – {Song} – Yuki~ Aqua @ Kustom9
Hair – Little Bones – Snow Spell @ The Secret Affair
Headpiece – Zenith – Hun Archmage Antler (beige) @ The Secret Affair
Headpiece – Zenith – Gypsy Divine Wreath (black & gold) @ The Secret Affair
Feathers – Zibska – Aproxima @ The Secret Affair
Headpiece – [Keystone] – Sjofn Silver/Garnet
Necklace – Lassitude & Ennui – Troc Necklace Dragon Black @ The Secret Affair
Tattoo – Nox. – Damnation [Red/Orange] @ Genre
Tattoo – Nox. – Dyami @ The Secret Affair
Tattoo – Nox. – Totem Shadow [Black/White] @ The Secret Affair
Dress – Peqe – Statue Robe Red
Hands – SLink – AvEnhance Hands

Pose: Dark Art Set – PosESioN