Home office

I’m back this evening with another post and again it’s a mixture of fashion and decor.  I’ll begin with the home decor items as this is my first post introducing you to this year’s Relay For Life Home & Garden Expo that just opened yesterday and will end on June 4th.  It’s an annual event that raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL). The Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, and RFL of SL is one of its virtual counterparts. Please visit both the Home & Garden Expo website and the RFL of SL website for more information.

The exhibitors participating at this event are required to have two 100% donation items at the Expo. These items must be new and exclusive to the Expo for the duration of the event.  Bloggers for this event are assigned to a particular sim and they are required to blog any donation items from their sim first before they can blog any other items. I believe there is a total of 9 sims for this event and I happened to get assigned to one that had relatively few creators and while I was a bit disappointed that none of these creators had blogger boxes its actually given me a little freedom to blog who ever had boxes out at other sims.  That being the case I am going to try and do my very best to feature as many creators as I can during the event that will include a mixture of donated and other items.

Today’s post has items by World of Wood, a store that specializes in quality wooden homes, lodges, cabins and furniture.  I just really liked this office set and bookshelves that come with several texture options for the wood.  I like dark wood so I chose mahogany.  Theory is a store that carries classic and contemporary furnishings and they have the English chest on barley twist legs and the brass box terrarium at the event.  The last item featured from this event is the trellis with orange climbing roses just outside the window by TerraShop, a store that makes quality mesh flowers and plants.

Then I’m featuring items by 22769, a well known store that carries a little bit of everything in home and garden decor.  They are participating in a few events this month. The Colonial lounge set is their release for The Challenge Event.  The set includes the bench, side table, elephant picture and the pineapple lamp.  The plant on the stand and on the chest are their release for this month’s round of The Liaison Collaborative, which I’ve previously featured in another recent post. The plate with donuts is from their Sugar Shock gacha set at The Gacha Garden. If you want to see the key for this set, visit here.  The cute puppy underneath the bench is by {Your Dreams}, and is at Tres Chic.

If you’re still reading at this point, thank you! Most of the fashion items are by creators participating at this month’s round of Tres Chic.  Hair by Sintiklia, with this lovely dress by Clef de Peau and watch by [Zoom].  The heels I’m wearing is a new release by Empire at this round of Collabor88. The pose used is by an lar [poses] available at Tres Chic.

Peruse the credits for everything else shown in the pictures.

Credits:
*Hair: Olivia Bento Rigged by Sintikilia @ Tres Chic
*Dress: Mavi Dress Chartreuse (Lara) by Clef de Peau @ Tres Chic
*Moylan Watch: Classic Edition by [Z O O M] @ Tres Chic
*Shoes: Ranunculus – Maitreya by Empire @ Collabor88

Scene:
*Bookshelf Set by World of Wood @ RFL Home & Garden Expo
WoW Bookcase (7)
WoW Bookcase (1)
WoW Bookcase (5)
WoW Bookcase (3)
WoW Bookcase (4)

*County Office Set by World of Wood @ RFL Home & Garden Expo
Country Office Chair
Country Office Desk
W.o.W. ~ Laptop
Office Dieffenbachia
W.o.W. Carpet

*Brass Box Terrarium by :: THEORY :: @ RFL Home & Garden Expo
*English Chest on Barley Twist Legs 1.2 by :: THEORY :: @ RFL Home & Garden Expo

*Trellis With Orange Climbing Roses MT by TerraShop @ RFL Home & Garden Expo

*Housing Used: Repurposed Barn House by 22769 @ FaMESHed
*Colonial Lounge Set by 22769 for The Challenge22769 ~ [bauwerk]
22769 – Colonial Lounge Sidetable
22769 – Colonial Lounge Bench
22769 – Elephant Picture
22769 – Pinapple Lamp
*Plate with Donuts – Common by 22769 @ The Gacha Garden 
*Hanging Plant – Style One – On Plantstand by 22769 @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Hanging Plant – Style One – Alone by 22769 @ The Liaison Collaborative

*Cute Puppies – Bailey by {Your Dreams} @ Tres Chic 

MyHelsinki Coffee & Cinnamon Roll by MadPea
Frank Set by Ariskea & The Den @ The Men’s Department
-Ariskea[Frank] Vases
-Ariskea[Frank] Create your own Future Frame
-Ariskea[Frank] Road Frame
-Ariskea[Frank] Motivation Frame
-Ariskea[Frank] Leather Chair [Adult]
-Ariskea[Frank] Little Marble Bush
Christine Wine Bottle by [Black Tulip]
Jones Curtains by ChiMia

*Pose: The Tara Mini Series Set by an lar [poses] @ Tres Chic

Special moments

I had another post planned for today, but then I realized that 6th Republic is going to end in just another four days and I wanted to get this post in and not leave it to last minute.  If you haven’t been you’re missing out on some great stuff.

Besides items from 6th Republic I am also showing some fashion items from a few individual creators participating in other events as well, including this raven wall decor that you can grab only today at a bargain for Hello Tuesday.

Until next time.

Credits:
Look 1~
*Hair: Phaedra by +elua+ @ 6th Republic
*Dress: Italy Dress – Begie – Maitreya by fame femme @ 6th Republic
*Shoes: Ibiza (Maitreya) by Essenz @ 6th Republic

Look 2~
*Hair: Gin A by eXxEsS
*Formation Playsuit – Maitreya by Tetra @ Collabor88
*Shoes: Rondeletia – Maitreya by Empire @ Collabor88

Scene:
*Swiss Cafe – W/ Scripted Bench by TRINN @ 6th Republic
*Coffee Table W/ Chairs by TRINN @ 6th Republic
*Travel Bag (No Pose)- Rare  by fame femme @ 6th Republic
*Traveler’s Fedora (Venezia V.1) Charcoal by JfL @ 6th Republic
*Canvas Bag Brown by .:revival:. @ 6th Republic
*Raven Wall Lamp Single by THOR @ Hello Tuesday
Bushmead Railing Wide (Black) by Apple Fall
Flagstones by Apple Fall

Grateful for the small things, big things and everything in between

Happy Saturday everyone!

It’s a rainy kind of day here as we’re having on and off thunderstorms throughout the day. It just called for a lazy day at home and quite perfect as I have to get some reading in.

It’s another mixture of fashion and home decor in today’s post with items from all over the grid as there’s just an overabundance of events going on. Some that are fairly new and others well known monthly ones.

Check everything out below.. and have a fabulous rest of the day!

Credits:
*Katie Bodysuit, Pink by [The Forge] @ Rewind 80’s
*Katie Top, Pink by [The Forge] @ Rewind 80’s
*Katie Shorts, Pink by [The Forge] @ Rewind 80’s
*Shoes: Euphorbia – Maitreya – Low Plateau by Empire @ The Secret Hideout
Hair: No.Charme by No.Match

Scene:
*Promise Land Gacha by Ionic @ The Chapter Four 
ionic : Pomise Land RARE
ionic : Tea Dispenser Shelf
ionic : Mini Floor Lantern
ionic : May Sofa
ionic : I wonder where you are (Frames)
ionic : Natural Hanging Mobile
ionic : Corazon de Neon
ionic : Small Pink Cabinet
ionic : Small Plants
ionic : Beet Hummus & Roasted Potatoes
ionic : Promise Land (Sign)
ionic : Yellow Armchair

*Classic TV [Pink] by Hive @ Rewind 80’s

*Puppies Friends – Chloe kind Rare by {Your Dreams} @ The Liaison Collaborative

*Kawai_Suitcase_Pink by Mushilu @ The Secret Hideout
*Kawai_Suitcase_Blue by Mushilu @ The Secret Hideout

Lace Table by Ionic
Vintage dress mannequin # Silver Ionic
Tote Bag [ Kisses ] Ionic
‘Hello Spring’ Wreath by {what next}
[Nordica] Hybrid Roses Cherry by Ariskea @ The Dressing Room {older discounted items}
Sassy Hoops by Kalopsia
Mini Slips (Maitreya-Flat) Stepped On Set by Reign
Bella’s Books by [Merak]
Tablet and Glasses by Pilot
WoodCarving Giraf by *chronokit* @ The Men’s Department
Dried Figs Bowl by SORGO
Wireless Headphones by SORGO

*Pose: The Heady Series by an lar [poses] @ The Liaison Collaborative

Learning to relax and let go is a must these days

This is where I wish to be right now, because who doesn’t need some relaxation from some of the stresses in their life right now. My day hasn’t started out as planned and I’m running into some road blocks, but I’m at the point that I’m just going to let it be what it will be.

It’s a gorgeous day out with the sun shining bright and great weather definitely for being out near the ocean. You can have it all day long here in SL so take a look at credits to find out where you can find all these goodies to create your own space and relax your stress and worries away.

Have a great one!

Credits:
*Hair: Morgana ~ Total Styler by Iconic @ On9
*Shoes: Kniphofia – Maitreya by Empire @ Uber
Top: Lola Wrap Shirt – Maitreya by Ison @ Uber
Shorts: Nautical Shorts – Maitreya by Ison @ Uber

Scene:
*Cape Cod Sun Lounger by N4RS @ FaMESHed
*Cape Cod Side Table by N4RS @ FaMESHed
*Lovers Blanket by Shutter Field & Decor Junction @ On9
*Romantic Tent by Shutter Field & Decor Junction @ On9
*Santorini Frame by CMYK @ 6th Republic 

Flower Hanging White by Mesh India
Blue Lamp Bottles by Happy Mood
Coconut Drink by Waterworks {old item}
Sweet Haven Cottage Deck by DaD Design @ FaMESHed

To thine own self be true

Morning everyone, even though that by the time that I finish writing this it will be gone into afternoon. I had such a long day yesterday, where the majority of it was spent in one room after another just waiting and patience isn’t my strongest suit. Though yesterday is over and today is another day and while my body is still sickly my mind is sharp.

Today is a mixed post of fashion and decor. Jules, fellow blogger and now friend said something that resonated and I’ve often thought of myself. Are we a bit redundant talking about everything we’re showing when it’s all listed in credits? For the most part and I would say 99% of bloggers only blog what they like and reviewing is literally absent.

I think what most of us do is give sneak previews or showcase items in how we may dress up a fashion item or decor or landscape the various genres of items we receive. Often giving inspiration to others who may not know how to fit something into a room, home, land or even their bodies.  I for one lack the fashion skills that others have to find the perfect jewelry and makeup to accessorize my look. It’s a bit of laziness to go digging in my inventory and just because I use the very minimal in real life as well that it’s carried over into SL.  That’s one thing to love about the diversity of blogs we follow. I get to be awed by seeing how you fashionistas out there look and put yourself together and envy you just a little.

Anyways, I’ve rambled on long enough and here we are at credits. All great stuff right?

By the way make sure to go check out Jules awesome blog at Sunshine & Sparkles!

Credits:
*Hair: Jun Mesh Hair – A by Wasabi Pills @ FaMESHed
*Top/Skirt: Ramer Maitreya Set by Scandalize @ Cosmopolitan
*Shoes: Mandevilla – Maitreya by Empire @ Uber

Scene:
*Rock Couch Rio (Adult) Chez Moi @ Cosmopolitan
*Christine Serving Cart by [Black Tulip]  @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Hanging Plant – Style One – on Plantstand by 22769 ~ [bauwerk] @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Hanging Plant – Style Two – on Plantstand  by 22769 ~ [bauwerk] @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Blooming Tree.v2 {Animated} by Little BranchThe Liaison Collaborative
Decor – Forsythia Vase by LODE
Spring Day – Dresh Druit by Second Spaces
Aga Pot o’ Succulent by Schadenfreude
Pet Succulents – Choco Deer by +Half-Deer+
Monogram Frame w/ Screen by [Brixley]
Baby Spotted Turtle Companion by HEXtraordinary
Oak Wood {Seasons} by Little Branch

Club Trouble

I went clubbing with my friend Exis last night and I’m not so sure she really wanted to dance at first even though she asked me to change dances at one point, because the current dance reminded her of her dad dancing or something like that or she just wanted to play match maker.

I’m no shrinking violet so I took her dare to say hello to a total stranger and told him that my friend and I wondered why he was standing straight up almost nervously with the looks of needing to go to the men’s room and it was busy.  I told him in no uncertain terms that it was Exis’s impression not mine.  I’m the innocent one here.

He laughed and later apologized because he was lagging so badly. On a good tip I told him to derender everyone except me and that would help a lot. His response was to tell me he was lagging due to playing another game while in SL… hmm yeah. Wrong answer. Next.

Thanks Exis for a fun time!!

Credits:
*Hair: Asha A by eXxEsS **New Release**
*Dress: Bella /Maitreya by Agata @ Cosmopolitan
*Shoes: Ageratum-Maitreya by Empire @ N21
Coven – 6 – Maitreya – Arm Wraps – Charcoal by Moon Elixir

Scene:
Club Trouble Scene by Pseudo

Inhale…exhale

Credits:
*Square Tinykini Bra & Pants by Empire @ The Epiphany
Hair: F1124  by Tram

Scene:
*The Silver Seahorse Beach Dining Set by Aphrodite Shops @ The Draftsman 
-“The Silver Seahorse” Beach Dining Set (4 Person)
-“The Silver Seahorse” Old Lanterns Deco
-“The Silver Seahorse” Beach Table Vase
-“‘The Silver Seahorse” Platters
-“The Silver Seahorse” Deco Candle
-“The Silver Seahorse” Seashell Centerpiece
-“The Silver Seahorse” B decorative Party Lights
*Seaside Set by Shutter Field & Decor Junction @ Shiny Shabby 
-DJ / SF Seaside Chair – White
-DJ / SF Seaside Tray
-DJ / SF Seaside Bag of Towels
-DJ / SF Seaside Chair – Driftwood
-DJ / SF Seaside Candle Lantern
Pineapple Drink by Dust Bunny
Coconut Drink  by Dust Bunny

Pose: Sun Lights by CW Poses