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

Como la flor

One of the fun things when doing decor scenes is being able to find items that blend and fit well together. I think of it almost like being a world traveler and finding odds and pieces that you like or perhaps it’s the oddly shaped piece that has been in the family for generations.  It can be quite challenging too, perhaps especially on days when you need to get something done and you don’t feel very creative or motivated.

I was tipping the scale on the not so motivated and feeling creative when I put this together and yet I’m pleased with the final result showcasing a mixture of fashion and home decor from all over the grid. Take a look at credits to get the full list of everything shown.

Credits:
*Hair: <Iren> Natural Tones by Fabia Mesh Hair  @ Cosmopolitan 
*Dress: Mariel Dress(Maitreya)/Color Pack 1 by [LAKHSMI] @ Cosmopolitan 
*Shoes: Carmilla M Emerald by :::ChicChica::: @ Cosmopolitan 

Scene:
*Lofoten Shack by Mori @ 6th Republic
*Faux Fur Rug . Bear by Mori @ 6th Republic
*!gO! From Krakow – Folk kitchen cupboard Rare 1 by !gO! @ 6th Republic
*!gO! from Krakow – Polish Dumplings Pierogi by !gO! @ 6th Republic
*!gO! from Krakow – Folk Hope Chest by !gO! @ 6th Republic
*!gO! from Krakow – Wooden Lajkonik by !gO! @ 6th Republic
*FAKEICON / Csepel Booze Station / 13. Union Bottles by FAKEICON6th Republic
*FAKEICON / Csepel Booze Station / 15. Shot Glasses by FAKEICON6th Republic
*Calla Pot Amphora by MudHoney @ 6th Republic
*Berlin-Plant 2 by Bazar6th Republic
*Wildflowers – Tall Buttercups by Heart Gardens @ FaMESHed
*Arabian Blanket Corner – Black by [ETNIA] @ SaNaRae
*Rose Chair 1 – Orange by Myrrine @ Cosmopolitan 
*Rose Chair 2- Red by Myrrine @ Cosmopolitan 
*Silk Curtains by Puke Rainbows @ Cosmopolitan 
*Tracery Candle Set . Brown by Calm @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Tracery Wall Art . Brown by Calm @ The Liaison Collaborative

*Pose: Sherri Set by Verocity @ Cosmopolitan

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

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

Late night

Credits:
*Hair: Victoria Mesh Hair – A by Wasabi Pills @ Uber
*Dress: Melinda (Maitreya) by . a v a l e @ Cosmopolitan 
Shoes: Nora – Maitreya Lara by N-Core

Scene:
*Frame Set by .:: ONE GRID ::. @ Cosmopolitan 
.:: ONE GRID ::. Frame Chair Green
.:: ONE GRID ::. Aula Table v.1
.:: ONE GRID ::. Merida Carpet
.:: ONE GRID ::. Cora Mirror Big
.:: ONE GRID ::. Cora Mirror Small
.:: ONE GRID ::. Rita Tablelamp

*Flatiron Console Set by ::New Church:: @ Cosmopolitan 
-Flatiron Building Model
-Messy Books
-Flatiron Framed Print
-Goat Skull
-Aloe Plant
-Rattan Baskets

*Bekke Set by Mulloy @ Draftsman 
//Mulloy – Bekke Wall Panel
//Mulloy – Bekke Brown Cigar Box
//Mulloy – Bekke Plato
//Mulloy – Bekke Candle

*Dew Ivy Planter – 1 by [Noble Creations] 

Interior plant by Ionic
Potted Crocus (White/Gold) by Fancy Decor

Pose: Old Group Gift by Morphine