Posted in Apple Fall, Dahlia, Events, Fancy Decor, Home Decor, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping

Thank you, Sassafrass ♥

Recently I wrote about cutting back on decor blogging. Yet, now that Sassy has been helping me, it has become one of my favorite things to do again. Not just creating a scene, but the back and forth that she and I have while working on it together. I never imagined I could click with someone so well in regards to decor. It just seems like a solo project. Yet, she has the most brilliant ideas and they feed right off of mine. We cut up sooo much while doing, too. We did this entire scene in one hour! Its been a long time since I’ve had this much fun creating blog scenes. I suspect my readers/viewers will be seeing a lot more of her and her work. Thank you, Sassafrass♥

nutmeg at shiny shabby

[Rezz Room] Bengal Cat Sleep
[Rezz Room] English Bulldog Adult Sleep

Apple Fall Macarons in Box
Apple Fall Macarons on Sketchbook
Apple Fall Cosmos Flowers – Pink
Apple Fall Botanical Study 5
Apple Fall Botanical Study 1
Apple Fall Gilt Frame (Sea Campion Study)

Dahlia – Love Paperweight – Blue
Dahlia – Faith – Bulb Daisies
Dahlia – Reese – Mirror – Gold
Dahlia – Faith – Steppe Mouse
Dahlia – Reese – Side Table – Grey

dust bunny . hanging plants . double planter
dust bunny . blossom books
dust bunny . hanging plants . spider planter
dust bunny . blossom typewriter
dust bunny . hanging plants . cheese plant
dust bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter
dust bunny . botanical tote

Fancy Decor: Vertical Candles

HPMD* MakeMesses!-Dried Flowers

[ keke ] glitter bottles 1

*LODE* Decor – Philadelphus Vase
*LODE* Decor – Eucalyptus & Roses Vase [white]
*LODE* Decor – Hyacinth [violet]

[Merak] – Book Stack w/Lemon Candle

MudHoney Photo Room 4

Nutmeg. Dreamy Pastels Complete Set @ Shiny Shabby
Nutmeg. Dreamy Pastels Armchair Adult
Nutmeg. Dreamy Pastels Coffee Table / 3
Nutmeg. Dreamy Pastels Cupboard / 2
Nutmeg. Dreamy Pastels Sofa / 1 Adult
Nutmeg. Dreamy Pastels Paper Bin
Nutmeg. Dreamy Pastels Candle Stand
Nutmeg. Dreamy Pastels Ottoman Adult
Nutmeg. Dreamy Pastels Rug
Nutmeg. Dreamy Pastels Floor Pillows

Nutmeg. Disarray Newspapers & Hat
Nutmeg. Disarray Bag w/ Papers Pink
Nutmeg. Home Clutter Floor Lamp
Nutmeg. Grandma’s Cottage Basket w/Flowers

tarte. old floor lamp (bronze)

Loft & Aria – Shirley Flowers

6. Ayla. Boho Farmhouse – Stone Jars & Candlestick Tray
Ayla. Old Scars – Picture Frame

Posted in Events, Home Decor, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping

Instantly Transported

As much as I love kitchens, I love the rustic feel of everything Nutmeg and Ayla have done. I cannot get enough of these two brands and they will easily fit into any shabby chic or rustic decor. Everytime I decorate with one of these brands, I instantly transported back in time. I think of my grandmother and the many tales I’ve been told of my mother’s upbringing. I reminiscence all the photos I’ve viewed in past years when visiting my aunts and uncles before they all departed this earth. I suppose that’s just one of the many reasons I love these brands. I mean, look at the gorgeous details of every piece. Always flawless and perfect…at least in my opinion.

nutmeg at epiphany
dust bunny . hoya plant
dust bunny . spotted begonia
dust bunny . hanging plants . double planter

MudHoney Photo Room 2

Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities @ Epiphany
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities Exclusive / 4
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities China / 5
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities Exclusive / 3
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities China / 3
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities China / 8
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities China / 7
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities Exclusive / 1
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities Exclusive / 2
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities China / 12
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities China / 9
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities China / 11
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities China / 1
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities China / 2
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities China / 6
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities Cabinet / 2 RARE
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities China / 10
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities China / 4

Nutmeg. Dreamy Pastels Floor Pillows @ Shiny Shabby

Nutmeg. Antique Dinnerware Table
Nutmeg. Bucolic Serving Bowl / 2
Nutmeg. Farmhouse Brunch Pears
Nutmeg. Countryside Dream Painting

..::THOR::.. Antique Book 1
..::THOR::.. Salt & Pepper
..::THOR::.. Antique Book

Ayla. Springtime – Chair w/Pillow
Ayla. Springtime – Lemon Wreath w/Wall Hook
Ayla. Springtime – Lemon Basket

Contrast – Breeze Curtain @ Shiny Shabby

 

Posted in DOUX, Events, Fashion, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shoes, shopping, Uber SL

A Dash of Accidentally on Purpose

Yes, I forgot to wear earring in my bottom holes, but look at my shoes! Look at them…don’t worry about my ears and their empty hole. (Though these ears are amazing…I mean, you can hide the bottom earring to add your own…I just forgot, okay?) The shoes…look…how pretty are these? Yeah, I know…so you wanna grab them and this dress…both are from Little Fox and they look amazing together. What you’re not really seeing with this picture is that the people behind you will get a nice peek at your left butt cheek in this dress. Go on, you can look classy with just a dash of accidentally on purpose trashy. *grins*

doux little fox lyrium

Sady is wearing:
hair: DOUX – Ni hairstyle @ Dubai Event
head: LeLUTKA Lake Head 1.1
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Perky Edition (1.2.1)
skin: [theSkinnery] Signe

^^Swallow^^ Runway Bento Rings @ Kustom9
Little Fox  – Miley mini dress @ Belle
Little Fox – Simone suede heels @ Shiny Shabby

pose: Lyrium. Hara Series @ Dubai Event
location: Burrow Coffee & Whiskey Co.

Posted in breathe, DOUX, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Glam Affair, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shoes, shopping, Tres Chic

Whatever!

This is probably one of my favorite things to say. *laughs* As people are always trying to tell me what I can and cannot do…or what I should or should not do…and to them I say, “Whatever! I do what I want!” And that’s just how it is…and I’m keeping it short today, cuz WHATEVER!

miu breathe

Sady is wearing:
hair:  DOUX – Stella hairstyle
head: LeLUTKA Lake Head 1.1
body:  [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: [Glam Affair] Dhalia Skin [Lelutka] @ Uber

TRIGGERED – Moon Craft Earrings
[ rD ] – The Journey Necklace @ The Liaison Collaborative
NANIKA – Veta Bracelet @ TresChic
Miu – Nyla dress @ FaMESHed
[BREATHE]-Kikomi Heels @ FaMESHed

pose: Secret Poses – April  @ Shiny Shabby
**comes with sunflowers**

Trellis Bench CHEZ MOI @ TresChic

Posted in Animals, Bloom, Events, Home Decor, Kustom9, N21, Prism Events, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping

Rearranging

Okay, so the whole social distancing thing is something I’ve been practicing for many years. However, during this time, I have decided that its time for me to rearrange my furniture. My bedroom in rl is rather odd, so there’s really only two walls my bed can be on, but its been on the wall between my windows for years. It’s time to sling it around to the other wall, plus I’ve taken this time to do some spring cleaning…getting rid of things and acquiring new things. *giggles* It’s called recycling! Wait…no, I guess its more like replacing…DON’T JUDGE ME! Anyway, I thought that rearranging furniture would be a great activity for people in RL during this time of rearranging our lives.

refuge nutmeg disorderly tarte

[Rezz Room] Rabbit Arctic Animesh (Companion) RARE

Mithral * Geo Pipe Hanger (Copper) @ Bloom

DISORDERLY. / Spring Farmhouse @ Belle
DISORDERLY. / Spring Farmhouse / Teapot
DISORDERLY. / Spring Farmhouse / Frame
DISORDERLY. / Spring Farmhouse / Books

dust bunny . pilea peper plant

MudHoney Photo Room 5

Nutmeg. Bucolic Set @ Shiny Shabby
Nutmeg. Bucolic Serving Bowl / 1
Nutmeg. Bucolic Console Table

Nutmeg. Disarray Chair w/Plaid White

tarte. hanging plants @ kustom9
tarte. hanging trailing jade plant
tarte. hanging marble pothos plant
tarte. hanging spider plant

tarte. ivy chevron trellis (natural) @ N21

Refuge – Vintage Spring Gacha @ Bloom
Refuge – Vintage Spring Bunny Statue
Refuge – Vintage Spring Egg Basket
Refuge – Vintage Spring Bird Toy
Refuge – Vintage Spring Crystal Lamp
Refuge – Vintage Spring Dresser RARE
Refuge – Vintage Spring Flower
Refuge – Vintage Spring Book Stack

Schadenfreude Daisies in a Teacup, saucer @ Bloom

Posted in Dahlia, Events, Home Decor, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping

Our Lives on Our Terms

Someone posted on Facebook asking how people get past betrayal and learn to trust people again. This wasn’t about a romance, but simply a friendship exposed. It’s exceptionally sad when we come to the realization that a friendship isn’t what we thought it was. The thing is that we can’t control, predict, or fully know what other people will do…we just have to take them at face value. With any luck, we eventually learn who we can trust with what. There’s no one person that I trust with everything, not even my mother in rl.
I tend to close myself off after a betrayal and I think that’s natural, but we really shouldn’t punish ourselves for what someone else did. We have to learn to love regardless of the hate around us…and enjoy our lives on our terms. We need to be prepared to say goodbye to shitty people and eventually we’ll find ourselves surrounded by nothing but the best. Though to be fair, the happier we are, the more jealous our enemies become….and we all have enemies, whether we deserve to or not. *hugs*

nutmet shiny shabby

Nutmeg. Springtide Complete Set@Shiny Shabby
Nutmeg. Springtide Couch Beige / 1 Adult
Nutmeg. Springtide Taupe Cabinet w/Books
Nutmeg. Springtide Book Stack / 2 Bonus Item
Nutmeg. Springtide Book Stack / 1 Bonus Item
Nutmeg. Springtide Fruit Bowl Bonus Item

Nutmeg. Home Clutter Rug / 1

Nutmeg. Garden Junk Newspaper / 1 Bonus Item

Nutmeg. Grandma’s Cottage Basket w/Flowers

Dahlia – Bayou – Firefly Jar

Compulsion Plant 3

Arden Cottage Steamer Trunk – Spargel & Shine Homes

Posted in Events, Lelutka, Maitreya, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping

Is happy boring?

Is happy boring? I ask because when I’m happy I struggle more creatively, but when I’m sad or depressed my creativity flows like an abundant river. I was talking to another blogger and we were discussing how much better our sad photos seem to perform on flickr. This got me to thinking about how I struggle with topics to write about when I’m happy. I used to write tons of poetry, but that all stopped when I got married. I didn’t know how to write proliferous poems about love and happiness. Here I am again, feeling happier than I have in years, but I struggle with topics to write about. Yet, that’s the compliment I get most about my blog….that people like that I write. *sighs*

Stealthic ChicModa Addams Fashiowl

Sady is wearing:
hair:  Stealthic – Shallow
head: LeLUTKA Nova Head 1.0
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: DeeTaleZ *SKINS* for LELUTKA HEADS (EVO.) – Cora

Cae :: Eternal :: Collar
Addams // Pheobe Loose Boho Sweater
ChicModa // Soriya Bodysuit @ Belle

pose: Fashiowl – Feel It Still @ Shiny Shabby

Posted in Catwa, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Kustom9, Lelutka, Maitreya, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping, Tres Chic

Keep Them Happy

Pinning Joe down for photographs is going to be my new hobby! Of course, that means he’s gonna need to do some shopping and we’re definitely going to change that hair! *laughs cuz she knows he’s reading this* Give me time and I’ll give him a complete make over…*giggles* Yep, cuz that’s what we do, right, girls? We pin them down and then start molding them into what we want. The secret is to keep them happy during the process. *winks* Otherwise, we’re just making them pretty for the next girl!

legal insanity

Sady is wearing:
hair: DOUX – Airi hairstyle @ TresChic
head: LeLUTKA Nova Head 1.0
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [the Skinnery] Ginny (Lelutka)

(Yummy) Bestie Ring Set
Ascendant – Carnaval Square Nails @ Access
Eliavah ~ Corazon Top @ Kustom9
Miu – Maia denims

Joe is wearing:
hair: Stealthic – Hysteria
head: CATWA HEAD Skell
body: [Signature] Gianni Body

Signature Nero – Luca Sweater
[Deadwool] Kojima jeans

pose: Amitie Couple Savage Pack @ Shiny Shabby

Posted in crate, Dahlia, Home Decor, N21, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping

The Fullness of Life

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~ Melody Beattie

nutmeg barley dahlia foxwood

MINIMAL – Noble Skybox

Ayla. Old Scars @ Shiny Shabby
-Ayla. Old Scars – Book Pedestal
-Ayla. Old Scars – Crystal Chandelier
-Ayla. Old Scars – Lace Frame
-Ayla. Old Scars – Ornate Chair (grey)
-Ayla. Old Scars – Picture Frame

5. Ayla. – Christmas Goodies – Snowman Drinks @ Epiphany
9. Ayla. – Christmas Goodies – Cinnamon Sticks Board @ Epiphany

Ayla. Autumnal Tones – Mouse Lamp (lying)
Ayla. Autumnal Tones – Mouse Lamp (sitting)
Ayla. Autumnal Tones – Mouse Lamp (standing)

Ayla. Loft Bedroom – Laundry Sack
Ayla. Loft Bedroom – Pillow w/Cloth

Barley – Cornwall Set @ N21
-Barley – Cornwall Set – Hanging Shelf
-Barley Cornwall Set – Charcoal Dresser

16 – crate Lofty Livin Art Frame

Dahlia – Amore – Gem Chocolates – White
Dahlia – Amore Frame – Brown
Dahlia – Baby Robert – Antique Lamp – Copper – 2
Dahlia – Babylon Eclectic – Handbag – Brown – RARE 1
Dahlia – Concetta – Closed – Tea Tin – Green
Dahlia – Conjure – Black Magic – Crystal Ball
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Cumin
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Black Moonstone
Dahlia – Denmark – Blanket – Beige
Dahlia – Gokotta – Bon Bons – Chocolate – Spilled 20
Dahlia – Gokotta – Croissants 14
Dahlia – Gokotta – Cushion – Green 8
Dahlia – Gokotta – Flower Arrangement 3
Dahlia – Gokotta – Lounging Pillow – Beige 6

Foxwood – Cozy Wingback – Leather
Foxwood – Cozy Kitty – Chair
Foxwood – Cozy Kitty – Lay Decor

Mithral * Branch Wall Display (Blue Glass)

Nutmeg. Warm Respite Set @ Shiny Shabby
-Nutmeg. Warm Respite Armchair Adult
-Nutmeg. Warm Respite Books
-Nutmeg. Warm Respite Console Table/V1
-Nutmeg. Warm Respite Fireplace Tools
-Nutmeg. Warm Respite Fireplace/V1_1
-Nutmeg. Warm Respite Firewood Bins/V2
-Nutmeg. Warm Respite Floor Blanket
-Nutmeg. Warm Respite Lamp Long
-Nutmeg. Warm Respite Messy Armchair Adult
-Nutmeg. Warm Respite Ottoman Cuddle
-Nutmeg. Warm Respite Papers Bonus Item
-Nutmeg. Warm Respite Rug Adult
-Nutmeg. Warm Respite Tray

Nutmeg. Attic Hideout Vase1
Nutmeg. Attic Hideout Vase2
Nutmeg. Attic Hideout Vase3

Nutmeg. Countryside Dream Books w/Spruce Branch
Nutmeg. Countryside Dream Knitting
Nutmeg. Countryside Dream Wooden Chest

Nutmeg. Disarray Bag w/ Papers Beige
Nutmeg. Disarray Clutter
Nutmeg. Disarray Old Jar Plant
Nutmeg. Disarray Wicker Basket Light v2
Nutmeg. Disarray Wooden Candlestick
Nutmeg. Disarray Wooden Candlestick 2

Nutmeg. Vintage Metronome

Posted in Animals, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, GenusProject, Glam Affair, Home Decor, Kustom9, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shoes, shopping

Had to have it!

I don’t talk about how much I absolutely love books, but I do. Not just reading them, but holding them…owning them. They look amazing on the shelf to me…in stacks…I swear I could live in a book lined room. When electronic reading devices hit the market, I knew it would be great for some. As books can and do take up a lot of room. I’ll admit, I did get one and I read several books on it. I enjoyed the newness of it, but after a while I began to miss the feel of having an actual book in my hands. The feel of the paper between my fingers. The subtle sound of a page being turned. Using a book mark…no dog eared pages for me, my friend. The smell  of the book will tell you if its old, new, or borrowed. I love that smell. Anyway, I digress…you see, a few weeks ago, Satomi (Foxcity) asked on Facebook about our favorite books. I said mine, not thinking much of it, but in the process found out that Erin Morgenstern had written another book since then. Not only did I find my next book, but Foxcity just released this amazing backdrop in their mainstore and my book is on the shelf! I had to have it and you will definitely see it again!

nutmeg vinyl rr stealthic

 

hair: Stealthic – Purity
head: Genus Head – Baby Face
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.1)
skin:  [Glam Affair] Amelie Applier [ Genus ] @ Kustom9
Tattoo “Maneki Neko”_by GoK

VINYL – Not 10am Tee Dress @ Kustom9
: CULT : Cheeta Sneakers @ Access

pose: FOXCITY. Legs for Days Bento Pose Set

scene:
FOXCITY. Photo Booth – The Book Nook

Nutmeg. Countryside Dream Set Addition @ Shiny Shabby
-Nutmeg. Countryside Dream Open Lattice Wardrobe
-Nutmeg. Countryside Dream Chandelier White
-Nutmeg. Holiday Wreath Bonus Item

Nutmeg. Countryside Dream Rug
Nutmeg. Countryside Dream Knitting
Nutmeg. Countryside Dream Books
Nutmeg. Cone / 1
Nutmeg. Cone / 2

Nutmeg. Midsummer Brunch Pillow

[Rezz Room] Pomeranian Animesh @ Equal10

*Tentacio* Fall days
-fall bag brown
-fall book
-fall laptop

The Loft – Morgan Accent Pillow