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

The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results

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Credits:
*Lazy Armchair – White by Shutter Field @ On9
*Decor Ottoman – White by Shutter Field @ On9
*Charlotte Rugs by .:Bee Designs:. @ On9
*Buck Thorn {4 Seasons) by Little Branch @ LTD The Event
Nerites Folly House Rare by Scarlet Creative  @ The Arcade
Arrow Curtains by Kalopsia
Homme Photo Corner Stuff by {Petite Maison} @ Cosmopolitan
My little plant_Tokusa Red by {-Maru Kado-} @ Creators Collection Box
DrY Leaf (Wall)-MiX02 by {iD} @ Creators Collection Box
Wanderlust . Belted Pillows by Dust Bunny @ The Arcade
Lost & Forgotten – Birdcage [Silver] by .random.Matter. @ The Arcade
Vintage Birds – Mister Herbie by 8f8
Interrupted-Witty Cats by Mutresse  @ The Arcade
Potted Cactus by Floorplan
Serenity Bird Basket – Brown by Strike It
Salad Days – Silver Cloche by Tres Blah

Don’t bottle it up all inside, let it out

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I don’t know if I ever really bottled up things inside. It probably depended on what it was and if I did it was probably not for long. More often the case as quick as I was to get angered I was quick to cool down.

These days I rarely hold back my tongue, though I am very diplomatic in nature… well most of the time.

Today I’m showing this furniture set by Mushilu that is available at Whimsical. The set includes the rose color dresser, book lamp and the table with some of the bottles.

I’m also featuring the mushrooms right outside the door.  These are the latest landscaping decor by Little Branch.  They are available now at the newest round of Shiny Shabby.  On touch you can change the color of the mushrooms.

Have a great Monday, or what’s left of it.

Credits:
*Cute Furniture Roses Set by Mushilu @ Whimsical
{Table, Dresser, Bottles & Book Lamp}
*Mushrooms V1 & V2 by Little Branch @  Shiny Shabby
*Sea Almond {Seasons} by Little Branch @ LTD Event
Coming up Roses – Frame by +Half-Deer+
New Beginnings – Armchair by 8f8 {past Arcade gacha}
Ulysses Butterfly by Apple Fall
Twig Wreath by Apple Fall
Retro Radio by Apple Fall
Muskare Wall Plates Decor by *LODE* Decor @ Shiny Shabby
Muskare Bottle 1-3 by *LODE* Decor @ Shiny Shabby
Amelie Magnifiers by Apple Fall
Cotton Cluster by Apple Fall
Potted Ponytail Palm by Soy
Troubadour Rug by The Loft & ARIA @ Collabor88
Birch Cottage by DaD Designs @ Shiny Shabby

It’s the season for baking and having fun

Showing more bears today — the baking ones from Boogers coming to the Arcade in just a few more days.   Plus lil me is wearing this cute reindeer costume from Heirloom Treasures at the upcoming new round of All the Little Things.

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I’m a bit tired today from pushing myself a little hard yesterday by walking two miles straight without stopping.  It probably didn’t help that I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning reconnecting with an old friend.  It’s kind of funny that when you least expect it you have one of those days where everything just flows and you just feel things are changing.  Maybe it’s only because I’m coming out of the box I’ve been in for so long.  I don’t know other than its starting to feel different and it feels good.

I also had an amusing time yesterday by going into InWorldz for an hour or so and what an interesting experience. The last time I logged in was when I registered a name there over two years ago and so upon entering I landed at their welcome center.  There was a group of people there that were just the most friendliest I have ever experienced in a long time.  Most of the individuals, all except one, were dressed in what I remember from my early start of second life.

This one guy had skin that was modern second life and was dressed in clothes that was either mesh or just extremely good quality.  We ended up striking a conversation and he shared his perception of the differences of both virtual worlds. He was a previous builder in this world and that explained his skin as he made it and imported into that world.  I think the most interesting observation was his remarks of how less toxic people were there compared to here.

I think that is a personal experience depending on where and who you surround yourself with and the kind of person you are as well.  Maybe there’s some truth to that quote of being careful who you invite into your life, because you’re not only inviting them you’re inviting all their demons too.

Credits:
Hair – [Love Soul] – Hair*113*
*Reindeer Costume – Heirlooms Treasures @ All the Little Things ***Coming December 1st***
*Christmas Cookies – p.o.s.e. kids @ All The Little Things  ***Coming December 1st***  {is from Xmas Pose}

Scene:
*Cookie Jar Bear – *BoOgErS*@ The Arcade ***Coming December 1st***
*Grand Mother Bear – *BoOgErS*@ The Arcade ***Coming December 1st***
The Dreamers Cottage – Dust Bunny
Small Spaces Kitchen Sink Cabinet, Island Cabinet, Vintage Stove and End Cabinet – Dust Bunny
Granny’s Winter Cottage – Baking Set – 8f8
Granny’s Winter Cottage – Gingerbread Cookies Plain – 8f8
Kitchen Basics – Coffee Pot 1 – Tres Blah
Kitchen Basics – Cookie Jars (Pink) – Tres Blah
Kitchen Basics – Plates – Tres Blah
Kitchen Basics – Shelf (Yellow) – Tres Blah
Kitchen Basics – Scale (Cream) – Tres Blah
Kitchen Basics – Preserves – Tres Blah
Kitchen Basics – Full Shelf Rare – Tres Blah
Kitchen Basics – Misc – Tres Blah
Kitchen Basics – Bakeware 1 – Tres Blah
Milk Case – Kalopsia {past FaMESHed gift}
Artist Stool\Wood – Follow US

The times are changing

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I am doing a second post today as I wanted to show a couple of items that are available today only for 25 lindens for 25L Tuesday.   This is a mostly role-play/fantasy/gorean list of content creators who participate.  Though I often find individual pieces or decor items that I can mix in with my own style of dress or decor.

Today for 25L Tuesday two creators that I blog for are participating.  The first is Dysfunctional Designs who has the simple wooden cabinet.  It has a land impact of 2, and has six texture choices for the wood.  I opted to use it outside in this picture, but its uses are many.  Anything your imagination comes up with. I’m also showing the simple metal fence that came out previously, except I was not able to blog it then.  It is available at the main store.  It has several choices for changing the metal.

The other item that I am featuring is the cobblestone path from Jian, also available today for 25L Tuesday.  The path can be changed for the season by simple HUD, and there are 3 rock textures.  The other thing that I like about the path is the transparent ground option, so if you just want the stones.

I picked up another bargain today for 25 lindens.  That’s the wooden ironing board at Hello Tuesday.

Credits:
*Simple Wooden Cabinet – [DDD]/Dysfunctional Designs ***for 25L Tuesday***
*Cobblestone Path – Jian ***for 25L Tuesday***
*Simple Metal Fence – [DDD]/Dysfunctional Designs
Birdhouse Charm – Zigana
Weeping Willow – 3D Trees
MK Ultimate Sc M7 v2-0 tf-4 DBa1 – Hayabusa Design
MK-BT Bo Maple M1 v1-1a tf-3a derived 1 DBa1 – Hayabusa Design
MK M24 v4-2 VLPE tf-1 DBa1 – Hayabusa Design
Hurley Rural Garage – Post
Empties, Weeds Three, Plant One, Herbs Two, Plant Four, Plant Three – Zigana
Lazy Sunday Chair.Neutral – Zigana
Banjo. Neutral Old – Zigana
Chime Moon – Zigana
Potting Bench – [DDD]/Dysfunctional Designs
Leaf Autumn Grass – Zigana
Primavera in Toscana Clay Plots – 8f8
Potting Shelf – Apple Fall
Red Roses Foliage & Pumpkins – aisling
Old Ironing Board – !Six O’Clock! ***for Hello Tuesday***
Metal Washtub – Dutchie
Raccoons – Jon Haskell/Sculpty Creations Animals
Fall is Coming Sign – Kalopsia

*Review copy