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Just a virtual girl in a virtual world. Fashion, home decor, and more.


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A Colorful Challenge

Colors

I’ve had a fairly rotten week so far in RL, and it’s pretty hard to keep my eyes open tonight. Before I crash, though, I will say that several of these items are from the current round of The Challenge. This month’s theme is “colorful,” and I’ve really enjoyed working with such fun, bright colors. I love this comfy Boomerang chair by Sway’s; the pillows are color-change, and lots of sits/animations are included. The suitcase planter from Shutter Field comes in 5 suitcase colors, and your choice of dark or light dirt (I’m showing light here). Oh, and the car in the driveway is a riot. I drove it around my skybox for a while to entertain my daughter. It’s free, so give it a whirl! 🙂

Scarlet Creative Wish You Were Here Prefab

Shutter Field Planter with Pansies Orange

Shutter Field Suitcase Planter Yellow (The Challenge)

d-lab Chickens

{what next} Summer Lanterns

Sway’s [Boomerang] Chair Sydney (The Challenge)

floorplan Book (1L)

Dutchie Coffee Mug Stand (0L/free gift)

*~*HopScotch*~* Walk on Flowers Flip Flops

Avalon Design Automobile (0L/free)

Sway’s [Shells] Wind Chimes – colorful

HPMD Old Post mailbox (group gift)

Trees by Studio Skye

Flowers by [Organica]

Colors

The chairs and ashtray in this dining set by =Mirage= have 9 different colors included, and the ashtray can be smoky or not smoky. The clock by PRIME comes in 4 different colors, and it keeps RL time so you can keep an eye on how much time you spend in-world, if you need to. There are 3 different versions of this Expressive rug by [ht:home] (another version is in the next photo). The box of mint cookies are part a huge set of kitchen items by Shabby Tabby, some of which are also in the next photo.

PRIME StyleWise No. 5 Clock Teal (The Challenge)

PILOT Window Shade Fun Pack 1

=Mirage= Retro Dining Table, Chairs, & Ashtray

Alouette Potted Daisies

[ht:home] Expressive Rug Boom!

Flowey Aunt Ruth Presents: Low LI Cooking (The Arcade)

Shabby Tabby Mint Chocolate Macarons (The Challenge)

Colors

This Mine Chair by [ht:home] includes 18 colors and 4 texture areas. I chose purple because, well, I like purple. The cat pillow is a group gift from even.flow for giving them 100 Facebook likes. I should point out that even.flow is currently having a 50% off sale in-store until September 23rd. The candles and plants are part of the Shabby Tabby kitchen set mentioned earlier. Ok… off to slumberland now! -.-

The Loft Neon Sign Flamingo (Collabor88)

Shabby Tabby Colorful Candles (The Challenge)

{what next} Maison Drapes

Hideki Robot Lamp

{what next} Rohan Pallet Shelf

Shabby Tabby Colorful Cactus (The Challenge)

[ht:home] Expressive Rug Pow! (The Challenge)

[ht:home] Mine Chair (The Challenge)

even.flow Catfeis Cushion (group gift)

Shabby Tabby Colorful Twigs (The Challenge)

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Desert Rose America 02

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Posy (New!)

Earrings/Bracelet – Maxi Gossamer Neon ChuChu (Collabor88)

Hands, Feet, & Eyelids by Slink

Shirt – Fashionably Dead Loose Halter Shirt Floral White (Collabor88)

Pants – Fashionably Dead Leather Ankle Pants Blue (Collabor88)

Pose by the chair


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Home and Garden Expo 2014: Random Snapshots of Stuff I Like

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

I spent the better part of yesterday checking out the Home and Garden Expo… 9 sims full of homes, decor, and landscaping! 😀 It was a lot of fun seeing the fabulous items being offered by some of the best H&G designers in SL. I first popped in at one of my faves, Studio Skye (sim 4), and had a difficult time making myself leave. Wait until you see the winter display… gorgeous! Since I wasn’t dressed for winter weather, I mostly hung out here in autumn, in this comfy outfit by Coquet (available at the current round of FaMESHed).

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

I know I’ll be heading back to pick up this cute, little guy from By Dorian (sim 4). I love that it’s a trailer… see the wheels? There’s even a hitch on the back side, presuming you have a SL vehicle big enough to tow it. Perfect for those SL campers-on-the-go who don’t like to rough-it too much. 😉

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

Who needs to be a petite when you can be dwarfed by these giant container gardens from Heart Garden Centre (sim 2)? They are seriously enormous… I believe they are called, “forest in a pot,” or something like that.

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

Sim P has several classrooms, theaters, and other areas where classes will be taught during the Expo. There’s even a bookstore (by Black Tulip) where you can buy a class in a box (be sure to pick up the freebie)! If you’re interested in learning about building, scripting, terraforming, and a host of other SL things, be sure to visit the official blog for more information about upcoming classes and programs.

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

I don’t actually know who this belongs to. It was located between two exhibits… I just thought it was pretty.

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

I love these adorable Park Slope Townhouses by Thistle Homes (sim 1)!

Images From Home and Garden Expo 2014

After a long, busy day, I stopped in at this beautiful cafe by Apple Fall (sim 3). I dropped quite a few Lindens while I was there, and I don’t mean on pastries.

The Home and Garden Expo opens TODAY, September 16th, and runs through September 28th. You won’t want to miss it! 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Rose Europa 05

Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes Denim

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Posy (New!)

Hands & Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Sweater – Coquet September Sweater Rose (featured @ FaMESHed)

Pants – Coquet Cropped Leggings Vintage Floral (featured @ FaMESHed)

Shoes – Ingenue Akeley Sandals Cognac (past FLF, but still on sale!)

Pose by Label Motion

Location – Home and Garden Expo 2014


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Island Invasion

Invasion! (blogging soon)

Serena has been busy with RL travel and business, so Duncan and I thought we’d come over and check on the house for her. When we arrived, we were shocked to find the beach had been invaded… by hedgehogs! I have no idea how they got on the island, but they’ve sure made themselves at home.

A few notes about what I’m wearing: my shorts and towel are a recent subscriber gift from FATEwear. There is also a maple leaf version in the box for you Canadians. My hair is the newest group gift from Uw.st. If blue is more your style, you can pick up a a blue version at the current round of Creation.jp, which ends on July 15 (join the free group first). My skin is Davos by 7 Deadly s{K}ins, which you can pick up on sale at Bro Couture. Slink appliers are included in the box.

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins Davos (450L @ Bro Couture)

Eyes – Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes Midnight Glacier (group gift / free to join)

Hair – Uw.st 2014 June Group Gift Larry (group gift / free to join)

Shorts & Towel – FATEwear Gibs America (subscriber gift / 0L)

Glasses – [Steinwerk] Alphabeat Glasses

Hands & Feet by Slink

Pose by Exposeur

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The Scene…

Hedgehogs –!Ohmai Summer Hedgehog Buddies (150L @ Summerfest ’14)

Sign – .floorplan. Bloomers Sign (50L @ Summerfest ’14)

Seagull – e-brink Design Products and Builds

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Black Great Dane

Grasses by KIDD Creation

Beach & Forest Trees by Studio Skye

Other Trees by Botanical


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A House-Hoarder’s Home

What you probably don’t know about me is that I’m something of a house-hoarder. My inventory is bulging with houses; I see a house, and I just have to have it. I’ve never lived in most of them, and in fact, have never even rezzed some of them. But I keep buying them in hopes that I’ll find the perfect SL house for the season or whatever I’m feeling at the moment. I’m pretty sure I need some sort of intervention.

New House!

I had just bought 4 new houses when I found out that L2 Studios was (finally!) releasing their new summer house. I quickly tp’d over to the demo and it was… PERFECT! Behold: the Padre Island House. This house is mesh and weighs in at 118 LI.

New House!

I’m finishing up the landscaping and exterior decor. I’ve barely started on the inside. It doesn’t help that I keep changing my mind about what I want.

New House!

This fun dock is on sale from Alouette for 200L for The Neighborhood. It includes 21 animations, and seats 4 avatars. As of this morning, the sale price was still in effect.

I’m pretty sure this is my RL dream house. 🙂

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The Scene…

Build – L2 Studio Padre Island House

Dock – Alouette Wooden Floating Dock (200L for The Neighborhood)

Dock Pillows & Candle – {what next} Newport Dock Pillows Set (group gift / 250L to join)

Boat – {what next} Lakeview Row Boat

Beach & Forest Trees by Studio Skye

Other Trees by Botanical


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Until We Meet Again…

Blogging soon!

My pretty, green dress is the latest subscriber gift from DaneMarkZ. I really like the texture and the summery “feel” to it. And this gorgeous ponytail hair is the latest group gift from LeLutka. You get a huge fatpack of colors, so you’re sure to find one you like!

Blogging soon!

This creamy skin is Glam Affair’s Livy in the Arctic 05 flavor. You can try your luck to win her for 100L at The Arcade Gacha. My pretty jewelry is a group gift from Baby Monkey, and includes the earrings, necklace, and ring, as well as a HUD with 9 different textures. The applier for my nails is a subscriber gift from {Wicked} Peach, and it includes 6 textures for fingers and toes.

Wicked Peach Advert Wicked Gift

Blogging soon!

N-Core Design recently put out these gorgeous shoes as a group gift. The heel is texture-change, and of course, you can change your pedicure. N-Core shoes come with their own feet, but the skin matching system is pretty awesome. I had no trouble at all matching to my pale Glam Affair skin, although I did have to play with the sizing a teensy bit. The water fountain in the background is a group gift from [we’re CLOSED], and my cute Frenchie pup can be found in a gacha at The Chapter Four.

Blogging soon!

A few decor items of note… the burger and lemonade meal is a group gift from ISPACHI. You must join the Love to Decorate group to get it (sign is next to the gift). The table, chair, and wall art are a group gift from *ionic*. Both groups are free to join, and there are other gifts for you to snap up while you are in the stores. The Fairy Terrarium and the box with the clipboard, magnifying glass, etc., are also from the Ohmai fairy gacha at The Arcade. The pretty pink rose bush behind the chair is by StoraxTree for The Pier Market. And the payphone on the wall is from the .floorplan. gacha at Kustom9.

Blogging soon!

Another view here. Both the record player and the vintage camera are from The Arcade.

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Livy Arctic 05 (100L @ The Arcade Gacha)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Clarity

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Hair – LeLutka Lumen (group gift / free to join)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Manicure – {Wicked} Peach Wicked Gift (0L / new subscriber gift)

Dress – DaneMarkZ June Maxidress Lime (0L / subscriber gift)

Jewelry – Baby Monkey Tensa (group gift / 250L to join)

Shoes – N-Core Design Ibiza Summer Edition (group gift / 50L to join)

Camera & Pose – {what next}

Shoe pose – K&S Advertise Shoe Poses (49L on the Marketplace)

Close-up pose by Izzie’s

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The Scene…

Build – Scarlet Creative Art Cabin

Fairies – Ohmai Gerbera Fairy Companion, Tulip Fairy Terrarium & Container (75L @ The Arcade Gacha)

Seated Critters – *ionic* Te leo un cuentito (100L per play gacha)

Pansies – Alouette Hanging Pansies, Single Pansy Planter, Pansy Fence Planter

Dog – Alchemy Doge French Bulldog Spot (100L @ The Chapter Four)

Table, Chair, & Wall Art – *ionic* Everything In Its Right Place (group gift / free to join)

Desk, Stool, & Papers – *ionic* Intento Inflexible (100L per play gacha)

Hanging Lights – *ionic* Luces (curtain) (100L per play gacha)

Food & Drink – ISPACHI Burger Meal (Love to Decorate group gift / free to join)

Fountain – [we’re CLOSED] Water Tap (group gift / free to join)

Phone – .floorplan. Payphone Mint (75L gacha @ Kustom9)

Plant – StoraxTree Vintage Plant Stand Rose Bush Pink (55L @ The Pier Market)

Rug – {what next} Charlotte Rug

Lamp – LISP Bazaar Sofia Chandelier without flames

Old Camera – Apple Fall Vintage France Camera w/Tripod (75L @ The Arcade Gacha)

Record Player – {vespertine} Summer Road Trip Record Player Sky (50L @ The Arcade Gacha)

Trees by Studio Skye


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Winter’s Dream

Blogging soon!

When I saw this gorgeous music box pose prop by *~*HopScotch*~*, I knew that I wanted to do something special with it (or at least try!). The music box let’s your avatar rotate and dance to Pachelbel’s Canon in D, or be still, if you’re taking photos. I have the snow option turned on, but you can turn it off if you prefer. It really is quite lovely, and you can try it out at the current round of Poser Pavilion.

Blogging soon!

To go with the music box, I finally ponied up for the *COCO* Doll Avatar, over which I’d been drooling for ages, but didn’t have an excuse to buy… until now. 🙂 While I was at the *COCO* Doll store, I found this sweet slip dress set out as a free gift, so of course, I snapped it up. Needing some jewelry to go with it, I found this pretty cherry set by Miam Miam on the Marketplace for 10L, an inexpensive pair of flats from ::Duh!::, and added one of my favorite hairs from D!va, which has been around for a while, but is still free!

My daughter thinks the doll’s eyes are “creepy,” but I think she’s got a rather sweet face. Anyway, it was a fun change of pace, and I hope you liked it!

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Serena is wearing…

Complete Avatar – *COCO* Doll

Hair – D!va More than 30,000 Member Group Gift (group gift / free to join)

Dress – *COCO* Doll Slip Dress Red (free gift / 0L)

Jewelry – Miam Miam Cherry Charm Set (10L)

Leg Lacings – *COCO* Doll Corset Piercings

Shoes – ::Duh!:: Spring Flats Picnic (25L)

Pose #2 by {Imeka~}

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The Scene…

Music Box – *~*HopScotch*~* Winter’s Dream (featured @ Poser Pavilion)

Animals – +Half-Deer+ Carved Woodland Animals (40L gacha)

Trees – Studio Skye Enchanted Forest