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

We repeat what we don’t repair

Happy Friday and hopefully for some of you it’s already a great start to the weekend.  I have to make a trip into downtown later today and that’s always a bit hectic at any time on a Friday, so I’m not looking forward to the traffic rush as everyone is looking to get somewhere.

Today I’m featuring some decor items starting with the auto repair shop by Nomad currently available at Draftsman that is still ongoing until May 17th.  The footprint of the shop is 11 x 16M, with a land impact of 50 and available with copy/mod rights.

The truck decor by Mesh India at the newest round of Cosmopolitan came in handy for this scene as you can see there was a truck needing repair.  The truck decor is a gacha set.

Last item that I want to mention is the new red elder trees by Little Branch, which are available at Draftsman as well.  These are season trees so that means on touch you can pick the season you want your leaves to be.

That it’s for now.. have a great one!

Credits:
*Auto Repair Shop by Nomad @ Draftsman
*10 MI Truck Decor Repair [LI 13] Rare by Mesh India @ Cosmopolitan
*9 MI Truck Decor Motel [LI 13] by Mesh India @ Cosmopolitan
*Red Elder.v2 {Seasons} by Little BranchDraftsman
Gacha Decor by Plethora {In-world store closed}
-Plethora – Water Tower (rare)
-Plethora – Roadblocks – Yellow
-Plethora – Fuel Canister
-Plethora – Steel Barrel – Rusted
-Plethora – Plastic Barrel – Water
-Plethora – Cinder Blocks
-Plethora – Signpost – Albuquerque

Ice Machine by Seven Emporium
Vintage Cigarette Machine by [Schultz Bros.]
Gas-Pump by [19MC?]
Beer Cases by Anhelo
Domestic Trash Bin by Urban Spirit
Steampunk Newspaper Vending Machine by *HEXtraordinary*
Urban Studio_Trashcan Prop by Industry 7
Messy Beer Cans by Soy

Tired

Credits:
*Hair: Zoella Bento Rigged by Sintiklia @ Tres Chic
*Nicole Choker Gold by .::Supernatural::. @ Tres Chic
*Top & Skirt: Dolcenera Pulli Maitreya by E-Clipse Design @ Tres Chic
*Shoes: Malin Pumps (Maitreya) by Garbaggio @ Tres Chic

Scene:
*Spring Arbor by .:Bee Designs:. @ Tres Chic
*Bunnies Dreams – Happy by {Your Dreams} @ Tres Chic
Oak Island{Seasons}*Big by Little Branch
Oak Grass_Spring{Mesh} by Little Branch
Oak Grass_Fall*Summer{Mesh} by Little Branch
Hill by Little Branch

The other woman

I’m back and I promise this will be it for today.  I wanted to get in a post for Tres Chic that began a few days ago.  Some great fashion this round.  The trench coat is mesh body compatible and is available in 5 colors. The skin worn is Kitty by YS&YS and is a applier for the Catwa mesh head. It is part of April’s Powder Pack, which you can still buy it and others off marketplace.  Close ups of skins shown are below.

The hair worn is by Tukinowaguma and it’s available in five color palettes or a fatpack for all colors. The dress on the other woman.. hence my title is by Kenny Rolands, also mesh body compatible and available in 5 colors. The skin worn is by Colivati Beauty called Hailey and available in 6 color tones. I’m wearing the tan tone.  The short hair style is by Pr!tty and available in a few color choices. All the fashion is available at Tres Chic unless otherwise mentioned.

The decor is by three separate creators.  The larger part of the decor is by 22769, which is the Baroque terrace and topiary sphere trees.  It’s a fantastic piece and available at We ❤ Role-Play.  The sleeping cupid 3-tier fountain with the curved seat is by [Tia] and at this round of Shiny Shabby that just opened.  The trees in the background are red elders in 4 seasons by Little Branch and are available at this round of Draftsman.

That’s it for now…have a lovely weekend!

Credits:
Look 1-
*Skin: Kitty Tone02 Skin Applier – Catwa by *YS&YS* {Powder Pack}
*Hair: Teike [A] by Tukinowaguma @ Tres Chic
*Joanne Trench Coat – Lara – Deluxe by Monderlay @ Tres Chic

Look 2-
*Skin: Hailey Tan. [Lelutka Applier] by Colivati Beauty @ Tres Chic
*Hair: Lucy – {Smooth Rootless} by pr!tty @ Tres Chic
*Dress: Iris Maitreya_Lara by Kenny Rolands @ Tres Chic

Scene:
*Sleeping Cupid 3 Tier Fountain – Light by [Tia] @ Shiny Shabby
*Curved Roman Love Seat – Light by [Tia] @ Shiny Shabby
*Baroque Terrace by 22769 @ We ❤ Role-Play
*Topiary Sphere Tree by 22769 @ We ❤ Role-Play
*Red Elder {Seasons} by Little Branch @ Draftsman
*Red Elder.v2 {Seasons} by Little Branch @ Draftsman

Poses:
1: Hair Days – Out of Control by Foxcity
2: Cutiepie-5 by Foxcity

Rain is just confetti from the sky

Happy Friday! There is no rain in sight, at least not where I’m at.  The last few days has been sweltering hot at over 80 degrees so already starting to feel more like summer for me.  You want to avoid the heat here is an idea… go to the movies!

KraftWork has just released a palace movie theater at this round of Draftsman that opened yesterday.  The theater has a land impact of 153, it is custom mesh and two versions included one mod and no mod.  It has 85 animated seats, there is a closet room and concession counter.

Have a great start to your weekend.. I’ll be back today with a second post as I have lots to show from this event and others.

Credits:
*Palace Movie Theater by KraftWork @ Draftsman
Old Factory by Nomad
H06B1-16CGA :: Brick Building by Anhelo
Blooming Tree {Lavender} by Little Branch
Straight Road & Paving Section by Sky High Budget Buildings
Telephone Box Decor by Digs
M24SL-16BGA :: Street Light by Anhelo
Ullswater Easel – Dark by Digs
Park Bench – Metal by [Schultz Bros.]
Tree Bench Lily by Chez Moi

The makings of a simpler time and place

I love creating scenes that make me think of my childhood. I grew up in a rural area where we had places to roam free on our bikes and you just about knew every kid in the neighborhood.  Every house on both sides of the streets also had clotheslines with sheets or other clothes flapping in the wind. We had roosters that crowed every morning and we had the ice cream truck show up every afternoon almost every day.  A simpler time and place indeed. I miss those days.

Well it’s a fairly new month even though we just hit the one week mark and a new month always brings in a fresh round of events. The Men’s Department is one of them that just opened its doors a couple of days ago.  Most items are for men, which makes it a great place to shop for the men in your life.  Though from time to time they also have some fabulous home and garden decor like this set by Anhelo.

The garage is the highest in land impact at only 21 prims, with the others ranging from 1 to 6. Great details on everything and sure to make a great addition to your landscape. I’m also showing the newest tree by Little Branch. The magnolia is a beautiful addition to their line of trees to help your Spring decorating and available at this new new round of FaMESHed.

Wising everyone a happy Friday and the start of a good weekend!

Credits:
*Old Garage Set by Anhelo @ The Men’s Department 
–ANHELO-H02RN-15AGA :: Old Garage
–ANHELO-M09RN-15AGA :: Workbench
–ANHELO-M29MD-173GA :: Garage Shelf
–ANHELO-M10RN-15AGA :: Hose
*Magnolia Tree {Mesh} by Little Branch @ FaMESHed
G01A3-168GA :: Suzuki Fittings by Anhelo
Gasoline Can by Seven Emporium
G01B2-168GA :: Gas Tank  by Anhelo
F02IV-169GA :: Vintage Road Bike (Ivory)  by Anhelo
Flying Curtains – White Lace by Knick Knacks
Forgotten Basketball Hoop by Hive
Forgotten Clothesline by Hive
Chicken Collection :: Wanderer by JIAN
“Birch Cottage” c/m by DaD Designs
Speargrass Patch 2012 by .:buddhabeats:.
Dirt Ground- Heavy by [TUFF]
Dirt Path – Heavy by [TUFF]
1 Prim Mesh Flower Bush by Felix Landscaping

Backyard Garden

The last days have been sort of in the rushing mode for me as I’m posting right before I have to leave somewhere or as as I’m starting to close out for the night and have enough energy left just to post. Last night I discovered that I may have to go out of town again for a few days and I won’t have access to SecondLife.  I don’t particularly care to use a laptop for using SL  anyways, but this means I need to get as much done before Sunday.

Today I’m bringing some garden stuff from a few creators that I blog for.  The majority is from THOR, which is their Garden Life gacha set available now at The Gacha Guardians event.  There are 13 pieces, with 12 commons and 1 rare and then two gifts of the guardians.  Those are received when a player does 15 pulls on a single machine.  Visit their website for more information on this event, how to play and other exciting news.

I’m also showing items by [ETNIA], an original mesh/ ethnic interior decor store that I will be blogging for. They are participating in this round of Crossroads with a gardening set called the Cute Frida that includes a round gardening table, some decor pots and plants. You can’t miss them as one has the familiar trademark face of Frida and the floral long standing one on the round table is another. Stay tuned for some more creative designs from this store.

Little Branch is participating in this round of FaMESHed and while I’m not showing the actual tree they are releasing for this round in this post, I am showing some of the grasses that you can get with the purchase of their item at the event.

While I’m not in so much of a rush today I am hungry so that’s it for now. Oops.. I’m forgetting two things I wanted to mention.  The first is that Draftsman has an open photo contest for home and garden decor with a time travel theme that anyone can participate in.  The date is fairly close as you have only until April 7th, but still some time if you want to compete and win some awesome prizes.  Get the details here.  The other is that the 4th Annual Castle, Home & Garden Contest & Expo is seeking bloggers. You can get details on this event here.

Have a great one!

Credits:
*The Garden Life Gacha by ..::THOR::.. @ The Gacha Guardians
..::THOR::.. Greenhouse RARE
..::THOR::.. Old Gardener Table
..::THOR::.. Shovel
..::THOR::.. Rake
..::THOR::.. Stack of Pots
..::THOR::.. Pot Rack
..::THOR::.. Watering Can
..::THOR::.. Gardener Shear
..::THOR::.. Seed Bags
..::THOR::.. Old Shabby Table
..::THOR::.. Big Potted Plant
..::THOR::.. Clay Bottle With Flower [GOG]
..::THOR::.. Pot of Grass
..::THOR::.. Soil Burlap Sacks
..::THOR::.. Pot of Wild Spike [GOG]
*Cute Frida Gardening Set by [ETNIA] @ Crossroads
[ETNIA] Cute Frida- Pink Protea Flower
[ETNIA] Cute Frida- Empty Pot
[ETNIA] Cute Frida- Flower Pot
[ETNIA] Cute Frida- Gardening Table
*Buffalo Grass {Mesh} by Little Branch @ FaMESHed
*Spring Winds {Green} by Little Branch @ FaMESHed
*Vintage Garden Hose Cart Unraveled by Hive
*Robot Linked Linked Silver-Light Stones by Mushilu
Rainy Day Fence – Long Uneven by Lark {Store temporarily closed}
Lattice Fence by Himehime Andel