Wisp of something new

Hello everyone!!  It feels like forever that I’ve blogged.  It’s only been like 9 days and yet it feels way longer.   There is lots I can share about what I’ve been doing, but it’s late and there are plentiful days ahead for me to share what’s been keeping me ultra busy  these days.  Though one of the things that has taken a lot of my time this last month or so is the new home and garden event that I’m intricately involved in.  I blogged about Blueprint about a month ago and shared that it was a new event specifically geared to bring you some of the best home and garden decor in Second Life.

That day arrived today and I’m so excited to be showcasing some items from the event.  This is just a glimpse of some of the great stuff you will find, so I hope you visit the event. You really do want to as you could be the winner of a mega-pack of prizes just by visiting the event in its first week of opening.

Visit the Blueprint web page for more information on the event itself.

Credits:
*Courtyard Foundation by Theory @ Blueprint Home & Garden Event

*Autumn Blues Bench by CrateBlueprint Home & Garden Event

*Lime Tree v2 {Animated} 4 Seasons by Little Branch @ Ultra

*LiZu Barnyard Gacha by Serenity Style @ The Liaison Collaborative 
Serenity Style- LiZu barnyard – Hen Eating
Serenity Style- LiZu barnyard – Hen Standing
Serenity Style- LiZu barnyard – Young Hen
Serenity Style- LiZu barnyard – Eggs Wooden Basket

*Items from “Once Broken and Forgotten” Gacha by 8f8
1 – 8f8 – Once Broken and Forgotten – Entrance To The Fall RARE
2 – 8f8 – Once Broken and Forgotten – Vacant RARE
14 – 8f8 – Once Broken and Forgotten – Long Time Closed
18 – 8f8 – Once Broken and Forgotten – The Couple Him
18 – 8f8 – Once Broken and Forgotten – The Couple Her

Shrub 02 – Yellow  by Happy Mood
Puffy Grass [Brown] by *alirium*

The winds of change


Credits:
*Old Garden Set by [ zerkalo ] @ Shiny Shabby
[ zerkalo ] Old Garden – Water Pump – Adult
[ zerkalo ] Old Garden – Sink – Adult
[ zerkalo ] Old Garden – Barrel – Adult
[ zerkalo ] Old Garden – Cart – Adult

*Gather Around Set by Hive @ Uber
hive // worn windsor rocking chair . pg
hive // adirondack bench . pg
hive // worn dining chair . pg
hive // shabby coffee table
hive // weathered metal pumpkin candle A
hive // weathered metal pumpkin candle B

*No Place of Ours – Autumnal by 8f8

[ zerkalo ] Country Living – Glass w/Lemonade
Rosehips in Pitcher by [ keke ]
Dwarf Forest [Old Gold] by *alirium*
Hazel Nut Tree.v1 {Animated} 4 Seasons by Little Branch
Swamp Oak Tree {Animated} 4 Seasons by Little Branch

Still life

Credits:
*Paint Me Summer by 8f8 *New Release* VENDOR KEY
01 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Home Gallery RARE
02 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Stargazer RARE
03 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Rainbow Set
04 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Bucket Table
05 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Standing Buoys
06 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Hanging Buoys
07 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Canvases
08 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Painting 1
09 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Painting 2
10 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Painting 3
11 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Painter’s Seat
12 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Easel
13 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Rack
14 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Safeguard
15 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Houses
16 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Red Lighthouse
17 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Yellow Lighthouse
18 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Blue Lighthouse
19 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Mailbox
20 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Oar 1
21 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Oar 2
22 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Oar 3
23 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Poles
24 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Seagull 1
24 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Seagull 2
24 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Seagull 3
25 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Ship 1
25 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Ship 2
25 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Ship 3
26 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Bright Colors!
27 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Utensils
28 – 8f8 – Paint me Summer – Vases

*Paint me Summer – Tic Tac Toe by 8f8 *Group Gift* 

BJK – Vanity Bike Gacha Green @ Vanity
22769 – Pier Pathway – Common {modded}
Lofoten Rocks by :Fanatik Architecture:
Dwarf Forest [Old Gold] by *alirium*
Sweet Garden Grass 08 -Greens- by Happy Mood

Holding court

Credits:
*Summer Cabanas by BrocanteSummerfest ’18
brocante. summer cabana / lemon
brocante. summer cabana / lime
brocante. summer cabana / sea
brocante. summer cabana / peach

*Summer Chill Set by KalopsiaSummerfest ’18
Kalopsia – Summer Chill – Lazy Chair
Kalopsia – Summer Chill – Basket Green
Kalopsia – Summer Chill – Magazine Black
Kalopsia – Summer Chill – Radio Orange
Kalopsia – Summer Chill – Magazine Pink

*Blaire Set by MudHoney @ Summerfest ’18
MudHoney Blaire Round Beach Towel – Adult
MudHoney Blaire Beach Towel – Adult
MudHoney Blaire Sandals Prop

*Volley Set by Serenity Style @ Illuminate
Serenity Style- Volley Set-Net
Serenity Style- Vollety Set- Grandstand
Serenity Style- Volley Set- Ball- Wear Pose 

*Blaire Hanging Chair – Adult by MudHoneyIlluminate

*Potted Fan Palm Plant by Hive

Beach Hanging Plant (Plumeria) by Roiro
Driftwood Fence by 8f8
LAGOM – Summertime Drift – Driftwood 1 [01]
Real Beach Grass by Kidd Creations
Tropical Beach Set by Studio Skye
Palms by Studio Skye
Pampas Grass by Cube Republic

Letters from home

Hello everyone.  It’s been a long day and I’m super tired.  I had trouble waking up this morning for starters.  My eyes struggled to open so I set my alarm for 30 minutes more and it felt more like 5 minutes. I really had to get moving then. It set the tone for a super busy day and I really should crawl into bed instead.

Though I really couldn’t wait to show the newest gacha by 8f8.  If you’ve been in Second Life long and are gacha addicted then you must know the amazing and wonderful creative designs this creator brings us.  The “Snuggled In” gacha is available at the main store.  It has 2 rares and 18 commons, of which I’m using most of them except 2 or 3.  You can view the vendor key here.  Several pieces are texture change or come with animations, so be prepared to be in awe.

The bears are back too!!  BoOgErS has created some forever-in-store bears for purchase at the main store.  Now if you’re familiar with the bears of past, then you know all the bear collections were retired never to be sold again. The only way to obtain a previous bear is by buying it from someone else.  Well now BoOgErS wants everyone to have their own bears too.  He’s created a wonderful array of bears available at the main store.

Go check these main stores for these creations and more!

Credits:
*Snuggled In Gacha by 8f8 NEW RELEASE!! 
01 – 8f8 – Snuggled In – Snowed In Cottage RARE
02 – 8f8 – Snuggled In – Curled Under RARE
03 – 8f8 – Snuggled In – Firewood Kepper
04 – 8f8 – Snuggled In – Crafty Lamp
05 – 8f8 – Snuggled In – Keep me Warm
06 – 8f8 – Snuggled In – Low Spirit
07 – 8f8 – Snuggled In – Footsteps
10 – 8f8 – Snuggled In – Old Swinger
11 – 8f8 – Snuggled In – Ordinary Stump
11 – 8f8 – Snuggled In – Owl Stump
13 – 8f8 – Snuggled In – LightFall
14 – 8f8 – Snuggled In – Pillow Talk
15 – 8f8 – Snuggled In – Stack of Memories
16 – 8f8 – Snuggled In – Make me Hot
17 – 8f8 – Snnuggled In – Love Map
18 – 8f8 – Snuggled In – His Sweet Comfort
19 – 8f8 – Snuggled In – Her Sweet Comfort
20 – 8f8 – Snuggled In – Holding Onto Sweetness

*8f8 – Snuggled In – Love Sign Group Gift

*Store Bears by <:*BoOgErS*:> NEW RELEASE
<:*BoOgErS*:> Blush Bear
<:*BoOgErS*:> Bugout Bear
<:*BoOgErS*:> Brownie Bear
<:*BoOgErS*:> Pander Albino

Time keeps ticking

Credits:
*Bernard Sofa by [ zerkalo ] @ FaMESHed

*Poe’s Writing Desk Set by unKindness @ Salem
uK – Poe’s Writing Desk
uK – Poe’s Writing Chair
uK – Poe’s Ramblings Parchment
uK – Poe’s Sketches Parchment
uK – Raven Inkwell
uK – Raven Feather Quill

*Industrial Fan Wall Lamp by DaD Design @ Industrie

Items from Storyteller Burrow Gacha by 8f8
18 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Off the Hook
22 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Double Bookcase Full
25 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Grandfather’s Clock
28 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Study Lamp
34 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Old Rugs
39 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Knowledge Cart
40 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Lantern Cage

Milton Curtains by Apple Fall
Antique World Map B by Nomad
Dust Bunny . Toy Horse
Bulldog_Dog_v3.3 by [TomatoPark]

I’ll sit for a moment

Credits:
*Hair: Fitted Mesh Hair “Lilita” by =DeLa*= @ Tres Chic
*Dress: Raquel Dress Black – Maitreya by shine by [ZD] @ Tres Chic
*Shoes: Jane “Fatpack” for Maitreya Lara by N-Core @ Mesh Body Addicts

Scene:
*Wooden Console Set by 22769
22769 – Wooden Console Table
22769 – Tropical Wall Art
22769 – Monstera Plant
22769 – Big Sea Shell Decoration
22769 – Woven Lounge Chair

Country Hall by Apple Fall
Milton Curtains by Apple Fall
Sunbleached Setee (Buttercup) by Apple Fall
Metal Planter by Kalopsia
:[P]:- Vindeluna – Rika Lamp Rare by Plastik
:[P]:- Vindeluna – Tassle Decor by Plastik
34 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Old Rugs by 8f8
Birdy. Cabaret- Princess Puss – Ginger by Birdy

Garden Escape 


While I like many things of Spring time when the flowers are blooming etc., it’s also not my favorite due to allergies.  I’ve got a headache that won’t quit today so I’m going to let you peruse my credits, but hope you like my garden escape.  It was fun putting together and I really love the hanging peppers and garlic.. time for some homemade salsa?

Have a great one!

Credits:
*Garden Escape Set by [Merak] @ Shiny Shabby
[Merak] – Garden Escape
[Merak] – Flying Curtain 1
[Merak] – Flying Curtain 2
[Merak] – Drying Chillies
[Merak] – Hanging Garlic
*Spring Sweet Gacha by {Your Dreams} @ The Liaison Collaborative
{YD} Spring Sweet – Jug with Roses RARE
{YD} Spring Sweet – Bucket with roses RARE
*Egg Planter by 22769 @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Bunbun Tea White by 22769 @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Cookies White by 22769 @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Japanese Katsura.v2 {4 Seasons}by Little Branch @ The Men’s Department
*Tulip Field by Little Branch @ Genre
*Lovely Spring Set by Serenity Style @ The Liaison Collaborative
-Serenity Style- Tulips Rose
-Serenity Style- Lovely Spring Tulips Lilac
-Serenity Style- Tulips Yellow
-Serenity Style- Lovely Spring Tulips White
-Serenity Style- Lovely Spring Tulip Mixed
*Spring Things Gacha by Hive @ The Arcade
-hive // fresh flower fence [dark]
-hive // daisy’s floor lamp
-hive // fresh tulips [red]
-hive // fresh tulips [pink]
-hive // new sprout
-hive // extra pots
Pixel Mode – Emily’s Garden -Emily’s Chair by Pixel Mode @ The Arcade
Pixel Mode – Emily’s Garden -Emily’s Table by Pixel Mode @ The Arcade
Pixel Mode – Emily’s Garden -Bird Fountain by Pixel Mode @ The Arcade
Pixel Mode – Emily’s Garden – Flower Cart by Pixel Mode @ The Arcade
Blue Laced Red Hen Chicken! by Schadenfreude @ The Arcade
Blond Hen Chicken! by Schadenfreude @ The Arcade
White Rooster Chicken! by Schadenfreude @ The Arcade
Green Means Life – Flower Bulbs -7 by {vespertine} @ The Arcade
Green Means Life – Potting Bench / Robins Egg -15 by {vespertine} @ The Arcade
Hummingbird Flowers (Solo Bird) by JIAN
Snow Birds :: Percher by JIAN
A Love Touch Flowers Jars by Serenity Style
12_8f8 – New Beginnings – Hibiscus Pink – White by 8f8
Downy Grass [Yellow Green] by *alirium*
Elegant Tree Platane Plane MX2-4 v1-3 T5 Gift by Hayabusa Design
Hayabusa Design – Sakura Tsyu Kosade M17-1 v1-1G by Hayabusa Design
Hayabusa Design Toona Sinensis Tree M17-2 v1-1G by Hayabusa Design

Pueblo Maravilla

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Most of you know who have been following me for a while now might know from my ramblings that I have a Mexican heritage.  My mother was from Mexico, but she’s been here since she was a child and married my father born in this country as well as my siblings and me.  We have a bit of a laugh each time we think about it as each of us were born in different parts of the country.  From the far west coast in the state of Washington to the southern part of Texas and the eastern coast of the Carolinas and that’s just three of us!  I think the only place they left untouched was the north eastern part.

I wholeheartedly embrace both cultures and read and speak both languages and write only minimal Spanish.  The part that often takes people by surprise and only makes my family poke fun at me is that I don’t eat a lot of Mexican food. I am not talking about the more commercialized foods like tacos and enchiladas  — it’s more like ‘fideo con pollo‘ or ‘frijoles a la charra‘ that while I can eat it my taste buds would prefer not to.  It’s like anything else some things you like others you don’t.

So when I saw this Pueblo Viejo gacha set by unKindness for the Epiphany I was really looking forward to putting together a scene as it felt like there was an affinity to it.  It made me remember some of my trips into Mexico through the border towns of Tijuana from trips to San Diego and Reynosa from a trip to Texas. While those places didn’t look so much like this it had remnants of this.

I hope you enjoy my little set and all the pieces have varying land impact from 1 to 34 for the rare church.

Enjoy!

Credits:
*Pueblo Viejo Gacha by unKindness @ The Epiphany
uK – Pueblo Viejo Church RARE.
uK – Pueblo Viejo Awning Build 2
uK – Pueblo Viejo Awning Build 1
uK – Pueblo Viejo Brkn Build 2
uK – Pueblo Viejo Brkn Build 1
uK – Pueblo Viejo Dbl Flags
uK – Pueblo Viejo Corner Wall
uK – Pueblo Viejo Gateway
uK – Pueblo Viejo Gallows

Misc. Gachas Decor by 8f8
03_8f8 – New Beginning – Old Rusty RARE
12_8f8 – New Beginnings – Hibiscus Pink – White
12_8f8 – New Beginnings – Hibiscus Red – Yellow
21 – 8f8 – primavera in Toscana Ladder
21 – 8f8 – primavera in Toscana Wheel
17 – 8f8 – primavera in Toscana Courtyard Bench
06 – 8f8 – Green Grocers – Hand Cart
41 – 8f8 – Green Grocers – Spice
33 – 8f8 – Green Grocers – Watermelon Basket
34 – 8f8 – Green Grocers – Orange Basket
38 – 8f8 – Green Grocers – Pear Crate
28 – 8f8 – Green Grocers – Eggplant Crate
38 – 8f8 – Green Grocers – Potato Crate
27 – 8f8 – Green Grocers – Apple Crate
18_8f8 – New Beginnings – Hen Set
15_8f8 – New Beginnings – Hen Spot

Prickly Pear Cactus by Botanical
Black & White Horse {older item.. uncertain}
Wild Grass by Studio Skye

The American Countryside

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There’s a bit of excitement in the air as the month draws to a close when the doors will open for the next round of the Arcade.  The gallery is now up, but I’ve not really had a chance to sit and go through it just yet.  Though what I’ve seen so far in the blogs and flickr it’s another great round of amazing stuff starting with another set that I’m showing today by Hive.

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The American Countryside gacha is just fantastic. There are 17 commons and 2 rares, which are the barn and the shed and the reward for hitting the machine 25 times is the fence kit that has a secondary color option on touch.  The two rares have a texture change option — for the barn: the bottom front panel and for the shed: the side displaying a faded american flag.

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So many wonderful pieces to use as a single unit or as a complete set to decor your own homes.

Have a great Saturday!

Credits:
*American Countryside by Hive @ The Arcade
-The Old Shed RARE
-The Old Barn RARE
-Lighted Piggie
-Broken Farmer’s Market Sign
-Country Drum Fan [silver]
-Dinner Bell [post white]
-Bin of signs
-Forgotten Basketball Hoop
-Spare Bins
-Forgotten Clothesline
-Wash Tub [Silver]
-Wash Tub [Rusted]
-Corner Section
-Entrance Gate [With Sign]
-Country Drum Fan [Onyx]
-Barn Lamp
-Milking Stool
-Dinner Bell [Rusty Red]
-Butter Churn [Open]
-Butter Churn [Closed]
-Hay Hooks

Other items used:
Hay Bale (Pile) by The Artist Shed {past hunt gift}
Field Tools on the Wall by Moon_Sha
Bales of Straw by Clutter
Dirt Road by Happy Mood
Garden Tree08 – Yellow Green by Happy Mood
Shrub – Yellow Green by Happy Mood
Itchy Grass [Brown] by *alirium*
Puffy Grass [Brown] by *alirium*
Grazing Horse Whiteby United InshCon
Standing Horse Bean/Whiteby United InshCon
Walking Horse Blackby United InshCon
18 – New Beginnings – Hen Set by 8f8
17 – New Beginnings – Geese by 8f8