Royal flush

It feels good to be back to blogging, even though getting back into rhythm might take some time.  You know when you have so much to do and very little time.  Now I usually thrive on stuff like that, except it proves to be harder, at least for me, when you can’t focus as clearly as you would like.  I’m sure some of you have moments like this.  My favorite phrase nowadays is this too shall pass and I keep moving.

Just to give you a little glimpse into my life, which has been pretty chaotic lately with lots going on.  I was away a few days to attend a family reunion and celebrating my grandmother’s 85th birthday.  Always a fun time, just a bit tiring when all said and done.  It was also a bit gloomy this year for all of us as we lost three family members within the space of a year.  One was my brother, which was a year just a week before the reunion.  His presence was certainly lacking as he was good at making people laugh even in the most difficult of times and this was one of those occasions.  There are unexpected changes at my work place as well so that when you start to add all these things together you might begin to wonder how I handle it all.  The answer to that is I continue to count my blessings.  I had a 7-month post surgery check up this past week and I continue to have a clean bill of health of being cancer free.

I haven’t even begun to tell you about what’s going on in my Second Life world.  I’ve been working on something new that I’ll be announcing very soon.  Now all this combined makes for one very busy season ahead, so I hope you stay tuned.

Credits:
*Melissa Bra & Panties, Black by [The Forge] @ FaMESHed
Hair: Livia by Truth @ Uber
LeLutka – Simone Mesh Head 3.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Scene:
*Casino by [ zerkalo ] @ Kustom9
[ zerkalo ] Casino – Poker Table – Couple Sex
[ zerkalo ] Casino – Poker Chair – Adult
[ zerkalo ] Casino Gacha – Roses from Cards (RARE)
[ zerkalo ] Casino Gacha – Zippo Lighter & Guillotine
[ zerkalo ] Casino – Poker Chair – Adult
[ zerkalo ] Casino Gacha – Glass w/Cigar
[ zerkalo ] Casino Gacha – Decanter
[ zerkalo ] Casino Gacha – Chip Spot2
[ zerkalo ] Casino Gacha – Chip Spot1
[ zerkalo ] Casino Gacha – Box w/Money
[ zerkalo ] Casino Gacha – Chip Spot2

Potted Plants . Cordyline Tree . Pot c by Hive
Potted Plants . Swiss Cheese Plant . Pot c by Hive
Althea Rug – Antique Dark by Apple Fall
Wilby Pied-a-terre Skybox by Llorisen
Knotted Hanging Cloth [black] by Soy
Boxwood Bush by Botanical
Bulldog_dog_v3.3 by [TomatoPark]

Sweet aroma

Credits:
*Aroma Gacha Set by Concept} @ Kustom9
Concept} 01. Aroma. Build. ULTRARARE
Concept} 04. Aroma. Pool
Concept} 05. Aroma. Table A
Concept} 07. Aroma. White Pouf
Concept} 10. Aroma. Leather Pouf
Concept} 11. Aroma. Hang wall White
Concept} 13. Aroma. Fun
Concept} 14. Aroma. Green Hammock. RARE
Concept} 18. Aroma. Yellow Hammock

*Carved Wooden Table . Natural by Hive 
*Basket of Pears by Hive 

PLAAKA FruitsBowl
Potted Fan Palm Plant by Hive
Wood Beaded Curtain by Dust Bunny

Serene nature

Happy 4th of July!  This has been a quiet holiday for me, and since I didn’t have to work it’s allowed me to do some catch up.  Showcasing lots today with these pictures, so please peruse the credits for everything shown.

Summerfest ends July 11th.

Shiny Shabby on July 15th and Uber July 23rd, so plenty of time to go visit!

Credits:
*Harper Set by [Tia] @ Uber
[Tia] Harper Boat Cottage
[Tia] Harper Crossed Oars Decor
[Tia] Harper Outdoor Shower – Adult
[Tia] Harper Sun Lounger – Adult
[Tia] Harper Deck Bench – Adult
[Tia] Harper Four Step Candles
[Tia] Harper Oar Rope Lights
[Tia] Harper Lovers Row Boat – Adult
[Tia] Harper Monstera Plant
[Tia] Harper Dracaena Plant

*Summer Chair Gacha Collection by Concept} @ Shiny Shabby
Concept} 03. Summer Chair Red.PG
Concept} 04. Summer Chair Wood.PG
Concept} 11. Summer Tables Natural

*Blaire Round Beach Towel – Adult by MudHoney @ Summerfest 

*Hibiscus Plants by AriskeaSummerfest 
Ariskea[Hawaii] Hibiscus Potted Yellow
Ariskea[Hawaii] Hibiscus Potted Pearl
Ariskea[Hawaii] Hibiscus Potted Red

*Bowl of Fresh Oranges & Prep by HiveSummerfest 

*Sword Reed by Heart
*Nymphaea Nouchali {purple & yellow} by Heart

*Flowering Dogwood.v2 {Animated} Seasons by Little Branch 

Every space speaks for itself

Morning!!  Not enough time to say much, though I hope you take a look down below to get all the details of what I used today to feature the newest releas eby Loft & Aria, the Maynard Set available now at Uber.  If you’re familiar with the brand, then you know it’s crafted and beautifully well made.  Lots of color options for you to choose from, including pg and adult versions.

Enjoy!

Credits:
*Maynard Set by Loft & Aria @ Uber
Loft & Aria – Maynard Sofa & Ottoman – PG
Loft & Aria – Maynard Side Table
The Loft & Aria – Weldon Heartleaf Philodendron
Loft & Aria – Maynard Runner
Loft & Aria – Maynard Round Vase
Loft & Aria – Maynard Credenza Beech
Loft & Aria – Maynard Storage Box
Loft & Aria – Maynard Speaker
Loft & Aria – Maynard TV
Loft & Aria – Maynard Bowl
Loft & Aria – Maynard Vases
Loft & Aria – Maynard Floor Lamp
Loft & Aria – Maynard Book Group

Items from “Balla” Gacha by David Heather
-David Heather-Balla Wine Rack
-David Heather-Balla Wall Large
-David Heather-Balla Plant
-David Heather-Balla Stereo
-David Heather-Balla Cactus
-David Heather-Balla Rug

Items from “Modular Outdoor Living” Set by Fancy Decor
Fancy Decor: Burlap Pillow
Fancy Decor: Leather Pillow
Fancy Decor: Succulent Bowl II

Items from “Vinyl Sounds Better” Gacha by [ kunst ]
.05 [ kunst ] – Recordings pile #3 
.09 [ kunst ] – Shelf
.10 [ kunst ] – Plant / terracotta
.11 [ kunst ] – Plant / black

Roma Beaded Decor Light by Loft & Aria
Banana Plant in Bronze by N4RS
07 MI Bronze Sphere Decor by Mesh India
Built-in kitchen Skybox by Hive

I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day

Hello everyone!  To say the least it’s been a little crazy in both of my worlds and the reason for my being away from blogging the last days.  I have some exciting changes in the works that I will share soon enough, but for today I’m happy to showcase some awesome home and garden with you.

This delightful cottage is the newest release by DaD-Virtual Living- available at Uber.  If you don’t like yellow, no worries.  It comes with 74 pre-loaded colors to choose from.  I’m also showcasing Lia Hanging Bed Set by MudHoney that is in this current round of Deco(c)rate.

It’s also the last round and so you need to make sure to grab all existing crates by the end of today as they will no longer be available.  I would suggest you visit the Deco(c)rate website for more information.   The scroll work is a decor piece in the set by Krescendo for Deco(c)rate.  The terracotta pots are by Mesh India and wonderful in and outdoors.  Grab them at the main store.

There is never enough credit given to what makes our Second Life even more beautiful and that’s the trees, plants and flowers that make these beautiful communities in Second Life we get to work, play and live in.  The spring blossom tree is by Little Branch and the flowering bushes are from Heart.  Two fantastic providers of landscaping products and I’m so thrilled to be able to feature their work.

Credits:
*Hampton Cottage by DaD -Virtual Living- @ Uber

*Lia Hanging Bed Set by MudHoney –  Deco(c)rate 
MudHoney Lia Hanging Bed – Adult
MudHoney Lia Breakfast Tray
MudHoney Lia Table
MudHoney Lia Lantern – Small
MudHoney Lia Lantern – Medium
MudHoney Lia Lantern – Large

*Terracotta Pot Garden Decor by Mesh India 
02 MI Lisa Tree Green
03 MI Daily Plant Red
04 MI Daily Plant White
06 MI Wonder Tree Green
08 MI Calluna Yellow
10 MI Lilly Pot
11 MI Pot Stack

*Bella Italia – Scrollwork by [Kres]Deco(c)rate

*Queen’s Maiden Flowering Bushes by Heart 

*Spring Blossoms Tree {Animated}*4 Seasons by Little Branch

[Kuva] Set by Ariskea @ FaMESHed Go! 
Ariskea[Kuva] Cute Succulent
Ariskea[Kuva] Macrame Rug

Island Resort Rug v2 by unKindness @ Collabor88
Sweet Garden Grass 08 by Happy Mood
Chidi Framed Motif by The Loft & Aria
Eva Chair Left Cushion & Sofa by LISP
Kentia Palm Plant by Hive

Ocean breezes

Good morning!..and Happy Father’s Day!!

The sun is shining in both my worlds today.  I have some running around to do so not much talking today.  I’m featuring the Bella Vista Cottage by Dad-Virtual Living-, which is a fantastic family beach home.  It’s perfect for the summer months.  I’m not showing it all, though I’m linking you to creators website, where you can view more pictures of this home and all its features.  Hive is bringing the Oceania decor set, which is the various palm trees for decor and landscaping along with the chair, summer bag, flip flops (one shown only), and coffee table. You can find both these items over at Collabor88.

I’m also showcasing some more great finds from the Arcade.  Trompe has the linen floral couch and ChicChica the smoothies, that sound just perfect for a day like this.  Look below for the rest of the items used today.

Guess that I did more talking than intended. Enjoy!

Credits:
*Bella Vista Cottage V.1.0 by DaD-Virtual Living- @ Collabor88 

*Oceania Decor Set by Hive @ Collabor88 
hive // zig chair
hive // summer tote
hive // flip flops . fruit
hive // potted palm tree
hive // chunky wood coffee table
hive // potted palm tree
hive // dwarf palm tree with base . A
hive // palm tree . A
hive // palm tree with base . B

*Trompe Loeil – Modern Treecouch Linen Floral Soft @ The Arcade@ The Arcade

*:::ChicChica::: Smoothie Gacha #1 RARE @ The Arcade
*:::ChicChica::: Smoothie Gacha #3 @ The Arcade

Pieces from the June Dining Gacha by PLAAKA  @ The Arcade
-PLAAKA FruitsBowl
-PLAAKA HydrangeaPlate
-Fork
-PLAAKA FigSalada
-PLAAKA WoodenSpoon
-PLAAKA WoodenFork

Pixel Mode – Under the Sun – Sectional – White RARE @ The Arcade
[Schultz Bros.] 08. Refrigerator
Hanging Planter (Ivy Hedera) by ROIRO

Morning arrives

Credits:
*Hair: Anguria by eXxEsS 
Arwen Dress – Maitreya by Vanilla Bae

Scene:
*Formentera House  by (Milk Motion) @ Collabor88

*Breakfast Bistro Set by Fancy Decor @ Collabor88
Fancy Decor: Wire Bistro Table (silver)
Fancy Decor: Wire Bistro Chair (silver)
Fancy Decor: Wood Floor Tile
Fancy Decor: Mimosa
Fancy Decor: Plate of Toast
Fancy Decor: Coffee
Fancy Decor: Toast Stand
Fancy Decor: Napkin Holder
Fancy Decor: Strawberry Preserves
Fancy Decor: Spoon
Fancy Decor: Knife
Fancy Decor: Fork
Fancy Decor: Coffee Carafe

*From the Splashy Spaniels Gacha by JIAN @ The Arcade
JIAN Splashy Spaniels 4. Adult Wanderer RARE
JIAN Splashy Spaniels 5. Brit Gold Companion

Ines Wall Fountain by Trompe Loeil {several grouped together}
Stomna (Water Pots) by [Merak]
Mass Canes Plant by Hive
Loire Wall Fountain by The Mustard Seed

Knee deep in the swamp

One of the things that I miss since moving further up the state here in Florida is seeing the gators off a back road that I used to travel when I was going into the next town.  During certain parts of the year they would line the other side of the canal that bordered the road by the dozens.  It was always a fascinating sight!

If you look closely you’ll see my gators.

Credits:
*Waterside Shack w/ Dock by Hive @ Uber

Trawler Boat Wrecked by Hive
Gone Fishin Clutter by Hive
Wasteland Hobo – Shopping Cart by DRD
Wasteland Hobo – Folding Chair by  DRD
APT B // Hillbilly Livin’ – Missing Sign
APT B // Hillbilly Livin’ – Toilet
APT B // Hillbilly Livin’ – 24 Beers Sign
APT B // Hillbilly Livin’ – Wash Bucket
Swamp Cypress – Mature by 3D Trees
Swamp Cypress Roots by  3D Trees
Forest Brushwood by  3D Trees
Marsh Plant by 3D Trees
Mangrove by  3D Trees
OPP Palmetto by JubJubs Stuff {old item}
Tropical Mangrove Tree-Young3 1 by Heart Garden
Reed Flexi by Gardenia
Dwarf Palmetto by IO plants {old item}
Alligator – In Water {old item}

Second nature

I know my title makes no sense, but does everything have to? I’ve got 10 minutes left before I have to go so it’s a quick one.  Enjoy your Wednesday and make sure to take a look below for everything shown.

Credits:
*Occitanie Set by Cheeky Pea @ Uber
:CP: Occitanie Bed (Adult)
:CP: Occitanie Curtains Blush
:CP: Occitanie Chandelier
:CP: Occitanie Framed Painting
:CP: Occitanie Nighttable
:CP: Occitanie Frame
:CP: Occitanie Book Decor
:CP: Occitanie Rug

*Finnley Lake Cottage 1 Deck by Trompe Loeil @ Uber

Mass Canes Plant by Hive
Bird of Paradise Plant v2 by Hive
Lovington Table Lamp by Raindale
Rosette Bench.Blue Grey by Llorisen @ May 2018 Deco(c)rate
Gold Ray Bowl by MudHoney
Leather Strapped Trunk by Apple Fall
Designer Hat Box by Apple Fall
Cosmos Flowers – White by Apple Fall
Books – Arrangement 1 by Apple Fall
Fulwood Chair by Apple Fall
[Cocoli] Wood Shudder by Ariskea

It’s Monday, but that’s ok

I didn’t work today it being a holiday, though I’ve had a busy morning nonetheless. I am going to make it a quickie, just to you that I’m showcasing lots of home decor from around the grid.  Just take a peek at the credits below for all the information.

Enjoy!

Credits:
*Lounge Living Set by Hive @ Collabor88
hive // areca palm plant
hive // oversized alocasia plant
hive // shepherds hook boho lantern
hive // modular lounge seating . dark . yellow . corner
hive // modular lounge seating . dark . yellow . single A
hive // modular lounge seating . dark . yellow . single B
hive // boho string lights . complete

*Jen’s Decor by Llorisen @ Uber
llorisen // jens hexagonal wall accent
llorisen // jens table
llorisen // jens chair
llorisen // jens brass vase
llorisen // jens vinyl stool
llorisen // jens hexagonal tray

*Castlerigg Study II -Picture- by Chiana Oh @ Home & Garden Expo

*Maria Wine Table With Bottles And Glasses by [Black Tulip]  @ Home & Garden Expo

*Kew Marigold Planter by KaerriIlluminate {correction to location, 5/29/18}

*Virginia Set by Bauhaus Movement @ Illuminate
Bauhaus Movement – Virginia’s Diary
Bauhaus Movement – Virginia Book 1
Bauhaus Movement – Virginia Book 2
Bauhaus Movement – Virginia Plant 1
Bauhaus Movement – Virginia Candle / No Plate – / Gold
Bauhaus Movement – Virginia Cage / Platinum

*Tenerife Lanterns by Dahlia @ Illuminate
Dahlia – Tenerife Lanterns – Double Gold/Clear
Dahlia – Tenerife Lanterns – Double Copper/Green

*Boho Patio Rug Kaleidoscope by unKindness @ Illuminate

*Talia Set by MudHoney
MudHoney Talia Rug
MudHoney Talia Pillows
MudHoney Talia Bench – Beige
MudHoney Talia Pouf – Mandala
MudHoney Talia Rock Bowl

Warehouse Loft by Studio Skye 

Lily of the Valley by *LODE* Decor @ Shiny Shabby
Digital Picture Frame – Light by Cheeky Pea
JIAN Beagle Pup (Wanderer – Rez me!)
JIAN Splendid Spaniels 19. Floor Snoozer