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

Sweet friendships always refreshes the soul

Morning and Happy Friday!! I hope your weekend is off to a good start and while I have somewhat of a busy one with things I have to get done I’m looking forward to mine.

Today’s post is a collaboration with fellow blogger and someone I now call friend, Jules, who has her own blog at Sunshine & Sparkles.  It’s an appropriate name for her, as her personality is all sunshine and sparkles and I really like that about her. Plus she shares my sun sign of Aries, with our birthdays just days apart, so we’re finding that we have a lot in common including our feisty nature.  I think she has more patience than me and might not be as stubborn as I can be at times.  I know that’s hard to believe, but alas it’s true as much as I hate to admit it.  I do try to reign it in, because it’s not really endearing qualities to have.

Anyways, check out credits below for the amazing stuff we’re showing and as soon as Jules posts I’ll link up her blog once again here.

Have a fabulous rest of the day!

Credits:
*Hair: Stephanie by Wasabi Pills @ Rewind
*Dress: Lauren – Maitreya by The Annex @ The Liaison Collaborative
Shoes: Grace – Maitreya by N-Core

Scene:
*Chocolate & Cherry Cake by SPELL @ The Chapter Four
French Country Canopy Pergola by  CHEZ MOI @ Ultra
French Country Table & Chairs by CHEZ MOI @ Ultra
Potted Plants by CHEZ MOI @ Ultra
Maylett Lounger Sofa by Raindale @ The Crossroads
Maylett Coffee Table With Decor (Linked) by Raindale @ The Crossroads
Maylett Rug by Raindale @ The Crossroads
Teacup Pomeranian – Sleep (Black) by MishMish
Curry and Spinach Tofu Balls by Ionic
Chips and Guacamole by Bueno
Bronze Plant Stand (Tall) by {what next} @ Collabor88
Oasis Bloom – Succulent Planter by {what next} @ Collabor88
Wall Hanging Plant #2 by {what next} @ Collabor88
Wall Hanging Plant #1 by {what next} @ Collabor88
Flagstones by Apple Fall
Wine & Cheese Set by Zen Creations
Dwarf Forest [Old Gold] by *alirium*
Wild Flowers – Quenn Ann’s Lace by Heart Garden

Test run

Nope, it’s not my wedding, but it can be yours as this month’s theme at On9 is all about weddings.  Everything besides the spring lights pergola by unKindness available now at FaMESHed and wildflowers of Queen Ann’s lace by Heart is at this months event of On9.

See the credits below for everything shown.

Credits:
*Hair: Vico by Tukinowaguma @ On9
*Wedding Party Gacha – Veil 1 by Austris @ On9
*Wedding Party Gacha – Necklace by Austris @ On9
*Dress: Jasmine (Maitreya) by [Aleutia] @ On9

Scene:
*Romantic Wedding Set by Aphrodite Shop @ On9
-“Romantic Wedding” Wedding Arch
-“Romantic Wedding” Wedding Trees
-“Romantic Wedding” Wedding Chairs
-“Romantic Wedding” Animated Altar
-“Romantic Wedding” Altar Roses B
-“Romantic Wedding” RosePetals B
*Wedding Drape by [ChicBuildings] @ On9
*Spring Lights Pergola by unKindness @ FaMESHed
*Wild Flowers – Quenn Ann’s Lace by Heart Gardens

*Pose: Bridal Set by {QP} @ On9

In a field of wildflowers

Happy Sunday!! Plus Happy Mother’s Day to any of you who have this honor.  I had an early breakfast with mine and two of my sisters so it’s been a great morning already.

Today I’m showing Merak’s participation in the 6th Republic Event that is open for just another week.  Eva’s house is inspired by what the creator described as “authentic beauty of Santorini in Greece,” and what are small villas that you can see in all of Greece’s islands. It’s a one room house that has a porch with a land impact of 54. The set also includes some linked ceramic pots that are at the center of my picture. Not shown is the bed that is also part of the set, but seriously go check out all the great items before the event is over.

Then I’m also showing some fabulous landscape items by Heart Gardens. I’ve been a fan of their work since the early days of my SecondLife.  If you’re not familiar with them you really need to go visit them to see the variety of landscape items they have for every season.  Their recent releases have just been outstanding, like the wild flowers echinaceas shown here and currently at this round of FaMESHed, but the rest you can find at the main store.

That’s it for now, have a lovely Sunday!

Credits:
*Eva’s House by [Merak]6th Republic
*Ceramic Pots by [Merak]6th Republic

*Wild Flowers – Echinacea – Blue Dream by Heart Gardens @ FaMESHed
*Wild Flowers – Campion – Blue by Heart Gardens 
*Wildwood – Mayapple by Heart Gardens 
*Wildwood – Alder Trees – Mature by Heart Gardens 
*Wildwood – Alder Trees – Sapling by Heart Gardens

Rib Vase (White Rust) by [Merak]
Flower Vase (White Rust) by [Merak]
Gate (Blue) by [Merak]
Fence (Blue) by [Merak]
Antique GardenTile Sink by Soy
Water-Mashroom w/Water bowl  by Soy
Water-Mashroom w/ Moss ball  by Soy

The hustle and bustle of a nearby town

It’s pretty obvious I need to slow down a little as I posted this picture and credits in my other blog instead of here last night.  It’s a post showing more items from 6th Republic and also some fantastic trees from Heart Gardens. Take a view at credits for all the details.

Happy Friday!

Credits:
Porto Decor by Black Jack @ 6th Republic
BJK * Porto Cafe Building * RARE
BJK Porto Building1 RARE
BJK Porto Building2 RARE
BJK Porto Building3 RARE
BJK * Porto Coffee Table 2
BJK * Porto Coffee Chair 5
BJK * Porto Coffee Chair
BJK * Porto Coffee Umbrella 1
BJK * Porto Francesinha
BJK Porto Train
BJK * Porto Tram Trailway
BJK Porto Tram Posts
BJK * Porto Bench 1
BJK * Porto Dock
BJK Porto Wine Ship
BJK Porto Wine Ship 1
BJK * Porto Phone Booth
BJK * Porto Menu Board

*La Gare Train Station by DaD Design @ 6th Republic

*Mjolnir Kompaniet Building by Nomad  @ 6th Republic

*WW – Alder Trees Mature & Saplings by Heart Gardens 

Tunnel by Obscure

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