The scorching sun

I felt the intensity of the sun a few days ago when I walked out of the office for lunch.  The interior of my vehicle was super hot to the touch.  The index was about 89° F, which just tells me that our summer might be even worse.

Talking about heat, my picture is featuring a new release by Minimal, which is a scene from Arizona.  Now the heat in that state is much dryer than what we have here in Florida.  The humidity is what gives it that feeling of it being much hotter.  The absolute thing that I can remember from visiting Arizona was a trip to Phoenix where I got a nose bleed.  Yep, not fun.

Have a great start to your weekend!

Credits:
*MINIMAL – Arizona Scene @ UBER

*LB_DracaenaTree.V1 {Animated} by Little Branch

Zinnias Hanging Wall Fern vendor
Zinnias Potted Yucca Plant
8 Zinnias Hanging Ivy Basket
Zinnia’s Dracenea
Clay Pot Mod/Copy by Persnickity {modded}
Hammered Copper Sun 01 by El Refugio Pottery

Time is not measured by clocks, but by moments

Take a moment to go grab all this newness from Apple Fall.  Make sure you also grab his Saturday Sale item today!

Credits:
*West Village Francis Dining Set by Apple Fall @ Belle Event *NEW*
West Village Francis Dining Table
West Village Winston Bentwood Chair
West Village Pears in Vintage Trug
West Village Spring Tulips
West Village Seeded Bread & Tomatoes
Apple Fall Original: Spring Has Sprung
West Village Cotton Tote
West Village Althea Rug – Antique Floral
West Village Wicker Basket
West Village Maynard Paneling, Straight
West Village Rice Milk w/ Carrier
West Village Odessa Mid-Height Bookcase

*West Village Spring Fauna Plants by Apple Fall @ N21  *NEW*
West Village Ginkgo Branches
West Village Billy Ball Stems
West Village Live Basil w/ Terracotta Pot

Other Items by Apple Fall
Apple Fall Harrogate Grandfather Clock
AF Heart (I Adore You)
AF Heart (Home Sweet Home)
Apple Fall Twig Wreath
Apple Fall Bed Warmers
Apple Fall Original Artwork – Cliffside
Apple Fall Crumpled Newspaper
Apple Fall Recipe Books
Apple Fall Violet Glass Bottles
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 2
Apple Fall Tea Tins & Tea Books
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 3
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 4
Apple Fall Snowdrops in Cloche
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 1
Apple Fall ‘A’ Font Frame

Dust Bunny . Sleepless Attic . Skybox

Indulgence

“Calgon take me away.”  Does anyone remember those 1980’s commercials?  I don’t watch television, though on those rare occasions that I do the commercials are enough to draw me away again.

Though if you need your own bubble bath and that all important “me” time, then check out this wonderful new bathroom by Fancy Decor.  While I’m a little late to the ballgame in featuring it, since it’s at this month’s round of FaMESHed, that ends on the 27th.  You still have time to visit.  It’s available in both pg and adult so go grab it before it’s too late.

Credits:
*Crane Collection by Fancy Decor @ FaMESHed 
Fancy Decor: Crane Console
Fancy Decor: Crane Sink
Fancy Decor: Crane Mirror
Fancy Decor: Crane Toilet
Fancy Decor: Crane Orchid
Fancy Decor: Crane Lotion & Soap Bottles
Fancy Decor: Crane Toilet Roll
Fancy Decor: Crane Plunger
Fancy Decor: Crane Bath Mat
Fancy Decor: Crane Sconce
Fancy Decor: Crane Bathtub (pg)

Other items by Fancy Decor
Fancy Decor: Spencer Console {modded}
Fancy Decor: Russell Magazine Basket B

Items used by Apple Fall
Apple Fall Coral Lid Jar w/ Bath Bombs
Apple Fall Make-up Brush Assortment w/ Horn Jar
Apple Fall Bathroom Lotions
Apple Fall Bath Brushes in Milk Glass Jar
Apple Fall Natural Sea Sponges in Cloche

Hanging Plants . Ivy Planter by Dust Bunny

Items used by {what next}
{what next} Flyaway Wall Art (Birds) – White
{what next} Flyaway Wall Art (Dandelion) – White
{what next} House Plant – Eucalyptus (stand)
{what next} House Plant – Rubber Tree (stand)
{what next} Palma Potted Plant

Arizona-Bathroom Trash Bin by Bazar

Classic Bathroom Hamper Full by Trompe Loeil 

Hortensia Bathroom Shelves – Chrome by DIGS
Bathroom Floor Towel by DIGS

Winsford House part A by DaD-virtual living-

Petit Lac Des Cygnes

An introduction.

“The Southwest French countryside, near the foothills of the Pyrenees mountain range is the inspiration we drew upon for our home.” 

First and foremost Petit Lac Des Cygnes is a private estate.  Tomorrow it will open to the public and seriously, you must visit.  I’m in awe of the work the owner has done.  I may be a little bias as she’s a good friend and since the day I met her she’s beauty and grace with a lot of spunk in her and amazing talent.

Upon landing you will be greeted by the sounds of chickens and goose.  Don’t let that fool you.  What lays ahead is totally inspiring.

These are just some of the scenes that I captured and using my own windlights. Having your sounds on is a must.

The gardens were my favorite and again I’m still in awe of the work that was put into every detail from the surround landscape used that blended so well into the sim to little inclines around the sim and walls and the mixture of grasses.  Plus the scattering of animals around the estate were just right. Can you spot me?

I didn’t take any pictures of the inside as it’s a private home, though it’s as beautiful as the outside.

I ended with this last picture, which after strolling the gardens or perhaps doing the maze you’ll find on the grounds you might want to take a break in the cafe and enjoy a meal.  It’s interactive with meals  and board games and best of all you don’t need reservations.

All the details of what you can or cannot do will be given to you upon landing.

I’m sending the estates Aston Martin to take you:  Petit Lac Des Cygnes

To: Cougar ♥

 

Make each day count

Credits:
*Rameau by Fancy Decor @ FaMESHed
Fancy Decor: Rameau High-Back Settee
Fancy Decor: Rameau Side Table
Fancy Decor: Rameau Print A
Fancy Decor: Rameau Print B
Fancy Decor: Rameau Print C
Fancy Decor: Rameau Print D
Fancy Decor: Rameau Bowl of Roses (dark red)
Fancy Decor: Rameau Mirror

*Leather Lounge / Ink A by Floorplan @ FaMESHed

*Byron Fireplace Candelabrum by Bygone @ FaMESHed
*Byron Corner Fireplace (Black) by Bygone @ FaMESHed

*Spiral Boxwood Topiary by Hive 
*Cone boxwood Topiary . Lighted by Hive 

*Hudson Curtains {modded} by The Loft & Aria @ FaMESHed

*Magnolia Set by Hive @ Uber
hive // magnolia branches . prepped
hive // magnolia branch . single
hive // magnolia plant
hive // hanging glass light . scripted

*Lech Lecha Wine Cart – Rustic by .peaches. @ Uber

Magnolia House ~ Light Brick ~ by Onsu
04 Fancy Decor: Jansen Lamp
09 Fancy Decor: Jansen Art Books A
10 Fancy Decor: Jansen Art Books B
Printemps Box by Fancy Decor by Fancy Decor
Printemps Candlestick (gold w/ candles) by Fancy Decor
Potted Plants . Cordyline Tree . Pot c by Hive
Potted Plants . Swiss Cheese Plant . Pot c by Hive
Scalloped Egg – Amber by The Half Moon Market
Blossom Egg – Peach by The Half Moon Market
The Den – Room Divider Square by [ zerkalo ]

Nature’s best

Today it’s back to showing another great build. This Madison woodlands cottage home is by [Tia].  It’s truly an amazing home for this time of year and the details and texturing are just so realistic.  Visit her Flickr for lots more details on what you get with this amazing home.

Apart from the cottage, the Madison collection has several pieces of furniture and trees as well. These couple of closeups pictures only show some of the items, but you will appreciate them better in person really, so go check them out.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Next home is a beauty as well so stay tuned.

Credits:
*Madison by [Tia] @ Uber 
[Tia] Madison – Woodlands Cottage
[Tia] Madison – Wagon Wheel
[Tia] Madison – Deck Chair Right – Adult
[Tia] Madison – Deck Chair Left – Adult
[Tia] Madison – Pumpkins & Candles
[Tia] Madison – Coffee Table
[Tia] Madison – Light String
[Tia] Madison – Fireside Lovers Rugs
[Tia] Madison – Fireplace
[Tia] Madison – Deck Fireplace
[Tia] Madison – Jacuzzi – Adult
[Tia] Madison – Hanging Bench
[Tia] Madison – Animated Woodlands Tree 1
[Tia] Madison – Animated Woodlands Tree 3
[Tia] Madison – Animated Woodlands Tree 4
[Tia] Madison – Animated Woodlands Tree 5
[Tia] Madison – Pond Lillies

*From Pompeii Set by [Tia]
[Tia] Pompeii – Potted Laurel Tree
[Tia] Pompeii – Parlor Chair
[Tia] Pompeii – Parlor Table
[Tia] Pompeii – Sauna Bench Long – Adult
[Tia] Pompeii – Sauna Bench Short – Adult
[Tia] Pompeii – Potted Wall Vines

Sweet Garden Grass 08 by Happy Mood

Just in the neighborhood

Hello everyone!  I’m going to post a second time today as it’s ready and this week is a short one for me.  That means I’m having to pack in a lot to make up for the lost time and every day seems to brings its own challenges and I rather post now in case tomorrow I don’t have time.  I appreciate each and everyone of you who just stop by and click like, make a comment or even read my short words or just enjoy my pictures.  I think they tell a story of their own.  Plus you always get a bonus with my amazing list of credits. I’m teasing. ♥

If time permits and I am not so tired at the end of the day I’ll be showcasing a parade of homes in the coming days as I have 3 fabulous builds to show you all.

In the meantime check out my first home of the week, which is another fantastic home by DaD -Virtual Living- currently available at Uber.  For more details on the house and additional photos, please visit DaD’s website.

Credits:
*Ashton Manor by DaD-virtual living- @ Uber

*Octobertime Pumpkins by Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade {last hours}
Trompe Loeil – Octobertime Pumpkin Boo M/C
Trompe Loeil – Octobertime Pumpkin Sugar Skull M/C
Trompe Loeil – Octobertime Pumpkin Leafy M/C
Trompe Loeil – Octobertime Pumpkin Branch M/C
Trompe Loeil – Octobertime Pumpkin Moon & Stars M/C

* [ zerkalo ] Oriental Tale – Urn

*White Ash Tree {Animated} 4 Seasons by Little Branch @ Uber
*Korean Beech Tree {Animated} 5 Seasons by Little Branch

Buxus Ball by Apple Fall
Kent Wall Set  by Apple Fall
Valiano Lamp Post Copper by Trompe Loeil
Boxwood Bushes by Botanical
Sweet Garden Grass by Happy Mood
Leafed Maple Trees by {RW} {past event gift}

The smells of cooking


I don’t have much time to write anything as it took me quite a bit of time just to put these credits together and I’ve got to get back to work.  I had fun doing this picture though.  I love kitchen stuff even though I spend very little time in the kitchen these days.  I’m showcasing some amazing new releases by some fantastic designers, so make sure you peek below for the details.

Enjoy the rest of the day!

Credits:
*Magicae House – White by Scarlet Creative  Mainstore New Release

*Practical Kitchen . Oversized Island by Hive Mainstore New Release
*Practical Kitchen . Stove Side by Hive Mainstore New Release

*Homemade Soup Set by Dust Bunny @ Uber
dust bunny . homemade soup . pot of soup . silver
dust bunny . homemade soup . prep board
dust bunny . homemade soup . bag of groceries . pattern a
dust bunny . homemade soup . bag of groceries . pattern b
dust bunny . homemade soup . bowls holder
dust bunny . homemade soup . mug of soup

Items by Kalopsia 
Kalopsia – Chandelier
Kalopsia – Tin Can Plants – 1
Kalopsia – Rainy Boots – Umbrella Holder
Kalopsia – Fall Wreath
Kalopsia – Iron Basket – Rust
Kalopsia – Deer Pul Along Toy
Kalopsia – Calendar 2018
Kalopsia – Metal Planter
Kalopsia – Metal Package Box

Fresh Bread by [Merak]
Hanging Plants . Ivy Planter by Dust Bunny
Hanging Plants . Double Planter by Dust Bunny
Piggy Soup Pot by =Zenith=
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Stack of Plates [2]
SPELL : Stack of Tea Cups [White]
[Kres] Lembranca De Lisboa – Galo (7)
Crawfish Boil – Boiling Pot by Pilot
Tobacco Basket [Leaning] by Pilot & Can’t Even

Items from Apple Fall
Apple Fall Fig & Blackberry Cake
Apple Fall Copper Mixer
Apple Fall Sourbread Loaf in Tin
Apple Fall Enamel Teapot – Orange
Apple Fall Enamel Teapot – Mint
Apple Fall Enamel Teapot – Brushed Nickel
Apple Fall Enamel Teapot
Apple Fall Gourds in Vintage Bowl
Apple Fall ‘Elvira’ Plate w/ Sliced Grapefruit
Apple Fall Basil Sproutlings
Apple Fall Hanging Wicker Basket
Apple Fall Stoneware Vessels
Apple Fall Harrogate Grandfather Clock
Apple Fall Copper Pan Stack
Apple Fall Autumn Preserves
Apple Fall Pestle & Mortar

Hanging Planter (Ivy Hedera) by ROIRO

Itesm from Tarte
tarte. antique jar light
tarte. wine ladder
tarte. leafy centerpiece
tarte. daisy jar

Items from [Schultz Bros.]
[Schultz Bros.] 12. Hanging Pots & Pans
[Schultz Bros.] 17. Medium Glasses
[Schultz Bros.] 16. Plates, Bowls & Cup Stack
[Schultz Bros.] 16. Bowl Stack
[Schultz Bros.] 14. 1929 Sweetheart Toaster
[Schultz Bros.] 13. Spice Rack
[Schultz Bros.] 18. Tea Pot
[Schultz Bros.] 06. Braid Rug

Kei’s Stack of Plates

Items from Second Spaces
Second Spaces rustic pantry – white
Second Spaces – Scullery Rack – grinder
Second Spaces – Not Too Shabby Kitchen – candy scale (white)
Second Spaces – Scullery Rack – stacked bowls
Second Spaces – Not Too Shabby Kitchen – enamel pots

Autumn Cornucopia by [DDD]
Enamel Pan (yellow) by (iTuTu)
Enamel Pan (white) by (iTuTu)
Wicker Coaster by Flaks

Saint

Credits:
*Ascelin Skybox by VARONISBuilder’s Box

*Warden Collection by Fancy Decor @ Arcade
01 Fancy Decor: Warden Bed – adult RARE
02 Fancy Decor: Warden Chair
03 Fancy Decor: Warden Bench
04 Fancy Decor: Warden Dresser
05 Fancy Decor: Warden Side Table
06 Fancy Decor: Warden Lamp
07 Fancy Decor: Warden Candelabra
08 Fancy Decor: Warden Neon Cross
09 Fancy Decor: Warden Wine & Glasses
10 Fancy Decor: Warden Vases
11 Fancy Decor: Warden Pumpkin
12 Fancy Decor: Warden Art (a-z texture change)
13 Fancy Decor: Warden Wall Panel

Weldon Banana Plant by The Loft & Aria
Tulip Chair / Grey-Blue by [Commoner]
Cowhide Rug by Kaerri
Hockney Figurine by Kaerri
Licking Grey Cat by ..::THOR::..
Gothic Mannequins by unKindness
Novak Set Books by [ kunst ]