Two-in-one sort of day

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I was in the middle of finishing up these pictures last night when suddenly I lost my internet.  I had forgotten that they were laying out cable in the neighborhood and services were going to be cut off in the evening hours until the morning.  It’s why I didn’t get around to posting anything yesterday, as it’s already the next day here.

Hope it’s a great Wednesday!

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Credits:
Picture 1:
Hair: Honey Whiskey by Magika
Necklace: Orix Gold Necklace by [Modern.Couture] {Tres Chic April/May 2016}
Top: Ruffled Cami/Dani Beige by Mimikri  {Tres Chic April/May 2016}
Pants: Cropped Cotton Pants/Dani Beige by Mimikri {Tres Chic April/May 2016}
Shoes: Lea Pumps by Pure Poison {Gift at FaMESHed for Members}

Scene:
*”Café Volo” Series by [CIRCA] @ Swank Event
-Flower Vase & Shakers2 – Orange
-Flower Vase & Shakers2 – Red
-Tall Table – Red/Teak (15 pos)
-Tall Seat A & B – Teak/Red (16 pos)
-Tall Table – CherryOlive (15 pos)
-Tall Seat A & B – Olive/Cherry (16 pos)
-Tall Table – Dk Cocoa/Cherry (15 pos)
-Tall Seat A & B – Cherry/Dk Cocoa (16 pos)

*Coffee & Cocktail Chalk Art Signs by [CIRCA] @ Swank Event
Sign -“French Martini”
Sign – “Cosmopolitan”
Sign – “Slim Moscow”
Sign – “Shots Menu”
Sign – “Mint-to-be Mojito”
Sign – “Hot Coffee Cup”
Cocktail Chalk Art – Sign – “OPEN”
Cocktail Chalk Art – Sign – “Dark ‘n’ Stormy”
Cocktail Chalk Art – Sign – “Ship Wrecked”
Cocktail Chalk Art – Sign – “The ‘I Do’ ”
Cocktail Chalk Art – Sign – “Wedding Cake Martini”

*Neon Signs by by [CIRCA] @ Swank Event
Neon Coffee Sign
Neon Bar Sign – Classic colours

Music Corner by Cozy Essentials {Tres Chic April/May 2016}
Spring Shed Gacha Roses by .:Bee Designs:. {Tres Chic April/May 2016}
Juice – Tropical Breeze by Artisan Fantasy {Tres Chic April/May 2016}

Pose: Megan 10 by Amite Poses {Tres Chic April/May 2016}

Picture 2:
Hair: Mayu by Argrace
Dress: Halter Bow Dress Animal Print by BlackRose Fashion {Tres Chic April/May 2016}
Shoes: Brienne Flats Cocoa by Fri.day {for Slink Flat Feet}
Bike w/ Pose: Embrace the Unexpected by :LW: Poses {Tres Chic April/May 2016} {modded/hat removed from pose}

Scene:
Spring Swing by {Sitting Pretty} {Tres Chic May 2015}
Ultimate Great Dane (Fawn Color) by ZOOBY
Garden Tree08 – yGreen by Happy Mood
Dirt Road by Happy Mood
Wild Grass Collection by Studio Skye
Dwarf Fores [Old Gold] by *alirium* DwarfForest [OldGold]
Broken Gate by Razor Bird

Room 144

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This residence might look familiar to you as I’ve posted a similar one in the past, except this is the super sized version for those of us who need more space. Room 144 is by The [Den.], and is released at the 6th Republic.  It’s pretty roomy as you can see.  The size is 27x 33 x7m and has a land impact of 83, and is materials ready so best experienced under the advanced lighting.

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If you would still like to enjoy a little of the Fall decor before jumping into the Christmas season or at least until Thanksgiving is over.  Then here are a few items from ongoing November hunts that you might enjoy that end November 3oth.

Even the dog got a treat!

Credits:
*Room 144 – The [Den.] @ 6th Republic
Leaf on the Wind – The Artist Shed {for Hello, Fall Hunt}
Leaf Bag Chair – The Artist Shed {for Hello, Fall Hunt}
Branching Out Table – The Artist Shed {for Hello, Fall Hunt}
Autumnal Candle – The Artist Shed {for Hello, Fall Hunt}
La Chaise de Citrouille – The Artist Shed {for Stuff the Bird Hunt}
Carpet Brown – Zigana
Ultimate Great Dane (Fawn Color) 9.0 – Zooby
Box of Plants – Autumn Flowers – Shutter Field
Autumn Frame  – Shutter Field
Crate – Autumn – Sickly Sweet {for Leaves are Falling Hunt}
Harvest Owl – Desi’s Prints & Gifts {for Hello, Fall Hunt}
Biggest Turkey Leg EVER! – Nomiki’s Creations {for Stuff the Bird Hunt}
Fall Pumpkin – Accessorize {for Hello, Fall Hunt}
Incense Decor – Wood Works Furniture & Home Decor {for Leaves are Falling Hunt} {comes with a table and was unlinked from table}
Poppy Cross -Bedazzle’s Designs – {for *Lest we forget* Hunt} Hunt is over.

Home is everywhere with you

The color scheme of this furniture gives me a sense of the winter season that will soon be upon on us in Second Life.  While I enjoy the beautiful decorated winter sims it feels too soon to have the winter landscape.

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This living room known as the “Waterdown” set is by Circa Living and is available at the event Sad November that runs for several more days until November 21st.  The items featured are the grey/plum velvet chair that has 18 animations and the grey/navy love seat that has 40 animations.  The set is available in plum and navy and includes the table, coat rack, vase, wall art, pear bowl and vase and rug.  Circa has made available the trio candle stand as a gift for very little lindens.

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The home that I am using is DaD Designs newest release.  The Chelsea Victorian Loft is an original 100% mesh skybox.  The footage is 24×23 and has a land impact of 50 with copy and modify permission.

It is laid out very nicely with a large entrance, double living room, bedroom, bathroom and a large balcony.  From the creators notes, a typical Victorian apartment in the elegant area of London.

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One of the great features of the loft is that it has been designed so that you can color each room with a different color and instructions are provided for you on how to do that.  The picture above shows you the loft in its finishing plaster white and a wall that has been colored to give you an idea of how it looks once you paint the walls.

Credits:
*Chelsea Victorian Loft – DaD Designs @ LTD Event November 12-26th
*”Waterdown” Set –  – [CIRCA] @ Sad November to November 21st
-Velvet Chair – Grey/Plum (18 pos)
-Velvet Loveseat – Grey/Navy (40 pos)
-Branch Vase – Grey Metal
-Coat Rack Stand – Rainy Blue/Grey
-“Rainy Field” Wall Art Frame
-Ribbed Table – Deep Grey Wood
-Area Rug – Chevron Weave – Navy
-Pear Bowl & Vase – Plum
-Candle Stand Trio – Grey/Cream {$5L Gift @ Event}

Raw Desk –  Apple Fall
Wingback Chair – Apple Fall
iFall (Early 2014) Media Edition – Apple Fall
Victoire Lamp Left – Noir – touch on off light – LISP
Ultimate Great Dane (Fawn Color) 9.0 – Zooby
Urne de Terra Cuite w/ Interior Plant – Apple Fall
Rattan Afternoon Set  – An Lema

The best journey takes you home

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DaD Designs brings us their latest creation with the “Tuscany Country Cottage” a 100% original mesh home.  The creator states in her notes this cottage is a typical house of the Tuscan countryside.  I particularly like the large patio at the entrance with two double doors that lead into the house where you will find two large living rooms and a small room.

The first floor contains two large bedrooms.  There is a pergola covered with vines with the leaves blowing in the wind and a bunch of grapes, which is a nice feature.

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I’m also showing the golden Autumn outdoor set from Aphrodite Shops. Everything pictured besides plant and dog are included in this set.  It contains an abundance of animations and food and drink for an enjoyable experience.

Details provided below.

Credits:
*Tuscany Country Cottage – DaD Design @ Cosmopolitan Room
*Golden Autumn Outdoor Set – Aphrodite Shops @ Tres Chic
Mediterranean Plant – Tartessos Arts
Nanohana – *alirium*
Puffy Grass [Brown] – *alirium*
Enchanted Woods – Studio Skye
Great Dane – Zooby
Deer – Just Animals

A getaway where you can smell autumn in the breeze

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I’m trying out a new theme.  I loved the previous one except the lettering was quite small, so lets see how this one works.

It’s hard to believe that autumn is almost here.  Not that I get to see much of the autumn season down here in my part of southern Florida.  Everything stays green all year long, while many parts of the country burst into colors of orange, red and yellow.  I don’t get snow either.  It’s one of the nice things about my Second Life… that I can enjoy the autumn and winter season whenever I want.  Not to mention the joy of setting it up and decorating in the way that I would love having it in real life.

DaD Designs is releasing a new build.  The Woodstock Cottage is like the perfect home to get away to and enjoy the season.  The rich dark brick and wood tones that make up this house just creates that warm and cozy atmosphere. There is so much included with this build that makes it such a great build to have, not to mention bargain.  The cottage  comes with several add on’s, such as the stone path with round central plant bush.  Ivy with leaves blowing in the wind and climbing bougainvillea that come in three colors.  Not shown are the stone walls that come in 4 designs.  It has several ample sized rooms and I really appreciate the high ceiling walls with the wood beams.  The gothic style windows and doors is a nice feature as well.  You can find the cottage at 20% off during the Fantasy Collective event, where it will be released. The event runs from August 22nd to September 15th.

The other items that I want to point out are the hydrangea bushes by Jian.  Like most if not all of Jian’s landscape products, these bushes also come with the all seasons hud to change the texture and color of the plant leaves and flower by the season you want.  Jian had also recently released this birdy home petunia planter for 25L Tuesday, but I was not able to blog it in time.  It’s a cute decor item that comes with a robin.

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I was in the middle of decorating when a box hit my inventory and I got these new fall items by Shutter Field.  It was labeled as decor so I didn’t hesitate in opening and instantly knew that I would use some of the items in this scene. They were just perfect for what I had in mind.  I love the pumpkin in the basket decor! That just screams autumn season to me. The other items include the fall letters, the autumn frame on the table and the box of plants on the window seal. You can get a head start on decorating for autumn with these decor items.

I’ve blogged this dining set by [ARIA] before on it’s release, but I think it’s a perfect table for the upcoming season.  Especially, with the red chairs, which is one of several colors with the texture change option, so completely adaptable for other seasons.

Credits:
First Pic ~
*Woodstock Cottage Main w/ Add on’s – DaD Designs @ The Fantasy Collective ***August 22nd***
*Hydrangea Bushes – Jian
*Birdy Home Petunia Planter/Birdy {Robin} – Jian
Beaumont Brick Fence – Jian
Boxwood Shrubs – Jian
Grass – Garden of Dreams
Garden Tree 08 w/ Lights – Happy Mood
Kiki Simple Bench/Dropwood & Watercan w/ Print – Vespertine
Great Dane – Zooby
Exelero Roadster Champagne v1.2 – [Surplus Motors] {mania board}

Second Pic ~
Flower Frame – Apple Fall
*Box of Plants-Autumn Flowers – Shutter Field
*Letter Decor-Woods – Shutter Field
*Pumpkin Harvest – Shutter Field
*Autumn Frame – Shutter Field
Pearl Chandelier – Apple Fall
Eva Dining Room Set – [ARIA]
{Dining Table & Chairs, Sideboard, Plumeria in a Vase}
Cognac & Pipe Tray – Aphrodite Shop
L’Olivier – Apple Fall Apple Fall
Horse Bust Fragment – Apple Fall
Horse Fragment – Apple Fall
Bidjar Antiqe Rug – The Loft
Antique Art – Apple Fall {used own art texture in frame}
*Review copy

Some say a dog is a girl’s best friend instead of diamonds.

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Quick post to share that the wooden shed and the garden cushion I’m sitting on are from Shutter Field and can be purchased at their store in-world today at a discount for Lazy Sunday.

I spent my evening time last night sorting through my inventory organizing some items received and trying to see what I can do to take a few pictures to honor my commitment to those creators who share their creations with me to blog.   It’s two fold in a way.  I am trying to distract myself from over thinking and not let myself be hooked to give into irrational fears to the challenges that are forthcoming in the next few weeks.  That’s the problem with being the strong one sometimes, because when it’s your turn to face challenges no one really thinks you need a hand.

May you enjoy the rest of what remains of your Sunday.

Credits:
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Shiny Hair
Top – Fashionably Dead – High Low Pleats Orange @ Collabor88
Jeans – [sYs] – Chipie Boyfriend Jeans

Scene:
*Old Woodshed – Shutter Field for Lazy Sunday
*Garden Cushion Vintage – Shutter Field for Lazy Sunday
Rural Farmhouse Rare & Potting Shelf {TCF March 2015} – Apple Fall 
Douze Roses Basket Pillow & Ladder {Shiny Shabby April 2015} – Apt B
The Industrial Side Letters – Apt B @ 6th Republic
License Plate Light {Kustom9 April 2015} – Apt B
Shabby Frames & Shabby Door Rare {Shiny Shabby Feb. 2015} – [kunst]
Roses Rustic Market Table – Lacrime dell’anima
Fluffy Grass V1 – Garden of Dreams
Sweet Garden Grass 07 & Garden Tree 08 – Happy Mood
Ultimate Great Dane – Zooby

 

 

Saturday Barbecue

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Scene:
*Garden Paradise Corner Trellace Pink Camellias – [CIRCA] @ The Four Seasons Market
*Gazebo, Garden Set & Barbecue – Cleo Design @ The Cookie Jar for Perfect 10
Racer Car, Baby Duck Toy, Retro Rocket, Tin Robot Robby & Toy Cart – NOMAD {March 2015 Arcade}
Open Road Collection Cornhole & Cooler Blue – Consignment {March 2015 Arcade}
Valiano String Lights – Trompe Loeil
Fence – Trompe Loeil – Part of Dardon Stone Fireplace Set
Short Grass – *Flat Square* Green Lawn Lil Flowers – Kidd Creation
Ultimate Great Dane – Zooby
Pug – BioBreeds

*Review copies.

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

The Dane’s Domain.

 

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[CIRCA] has this table and chair set and fully decorated tall shelf that is great decor for a role-play theme or even for your own home decor.  The chair has several poses that go with the table and the table itself has a pose.  Both pieces are available at the Mystic Realms Faire, which has over 100 designers/creators participating.

Credits:
*Traveller’s Discover – Table & Chair Set Redwood – [CIRCA] @ Mystic Realms Faire
*Traveller’s Discover – Tall Shelf – [CIRCA] @ Mystic Realms Faire
Great Dane – Zooby
Old World Terrestrial Globe – Aley {Marketplace}
Book Stack 2.0 Vertical & Horizontal – Theosophy
Godre’r Telescope – Theosophy
Mesh Blinds Narrow Long – Lisp
Rag Rug Cajun – Zigana
L2 Leonardo Horses Gacha 4 RARE – Rhodan Rhys
*Review copies.

 

 

[Circa] Living/Z is for…(challenge)

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Today I am finishing off the Alphabet Challenge with this zebra cream cropped blouse from Vive Nine and zebra sunglasses from Gabriel that were part of the swagbag gift from the Hollywood event that happened several months ago.   The challenge has been fun and I really enjoyed getting to dig into my inventory.    With this outfit I am also wearing a “Serendipity” diamond ball ring from [Circa] Living that is available as a gacha item at The Monochromatic Fair that runs until May 2, 2014.   There are 18 rings to win, with 8 being rare colors.

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I am also showing off this excellent “Charlotte Bay” room set from [Circa] Living that you can also find at The Monochromatic Fair.  There are single and couple animations in the sofa swing and sit-lay single animations in the sofa, with 8 blue textures you can choose from to complement your taste and decor.

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The retro chairs also give you several options of fabrics and sit animations.  It is a very detailed and well designed set.  The coffee table has three wood colors that you can change on touch.   The rest of the pieces in the set really fit so well in any room.  I added a few pieces like the glass bowl and vase with flowers and books in the corner crates to finish the room.

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Credits:
Hair – Mina – Rosa BB w/ HUD
Top – Vive Nine – SoftSilky Cropped Blouse – Zebra Cream
Pants – Mon Tissu – Harlow’s Cuffed Jeans Black
Sunglasses – Gabriel – Zebra Sunglasses {Hollywood SwagBag Gift}
Feet – Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet
*Goldish “Serendipity” Diamond Ball Ring – [Circa] @ The Monochramatic Fair

Scene:
*Charlotte Bay Complete Room Set – [Circa] Living @ The Monochramatic Fair 
Mountain Lodge RARE – Scarlet Creative {March 2014 Arcade}
Pug – BioBreeds
Great Dane – Zooby
Punch Bowl Flowers – The Loft
Temple Jar – Apple Falls
Arts & Crafts Books – Apple Falls
Stack of Books {Prop from Study Buddy Pose Set} Sparrowtree Studio Poses
Glass Vase w/ 3 Flowers – Dutchie
Mature Oak Trees – Lilith Heart
Field Grass – Frog’s Garden
Shrub Large Green – We’re Closed
Lupine Bold Red Flower Plant – Tm Creation/Tm.Susanowa

* Review Items