Posted in Animals, Artisan Fantasy, Collabor88, Dahlia, Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Lamb, Legacy, Lelutka, Reign, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Uber SL

If Life Gives You Lemons

They say that if life gives you lemons you should make lemonade, but what if lemonade gives you heartburn? I say there are lots of ways to use lemons. In fact, I could surpass Bubba Gump and his uses for shrimp if I started listing all the things you can do with lemons. Soooo, if lemonade gives you heartburn, like it does me, then make lemon cake or lemon cookies or use it for cleaning or use it with chicken or fish….you see where this is going. The point is…if life gives you lemons, you’re ahead of the game! Now, if life gives you crabs….well, you might need to slow down and see a doctor.

tarte reign osmiz lamb rezzroom

wearing:
hair: Lamb. Cosmic @ Collabor88
head: LeLUTKA Nova Head 1.0
body:  [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: [the Skinnery] Ashley (Lelutka) @ Uber

OSMIA – Luna.Top.Lounge Set @ Equal10
OSMIA – Luna.Pants.Lounge Set @ Equal10
REIGN.- DAINTY SNEAKERS @ Collabor88

Fashiowl – Fresh Lemonade Stand- Pose (rez) RARE

tarte. little fruit tree A (lemon) @ Uber
tarte. little fruit tree B (lemon) @ Uber
tarte. little fruit tree C (lemon) @ Uber

[Rezz Room] English Bulldog Adult Sniff
[Rezz Room] English Bulldog Adult Play

*AF* Picnic 4 – Lemonade Barrel

Dahlia – Lemon Print – Gift
Dahlia – Highgarden – Lemon Cakes on Platter

42 – 8f8 – Green Grocers – Lemon

[ARIA] Martina decorative lemonade tray

 

Posted in Events, Home Decor, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Attached

I still work with more fashion designers than decor, but I am slowly but surely building up the decor side of things. I fall more and more in love with decor with each scene I create. I tend to spend more time on my decor scenes and sometimes I get more attached to them than I should. This is one of those. I’ll probably remove the shower, the puddle, and the clothes on the floor….perhaps even the shelf behind the tub and the decor on it. That’s manly so I can save prims and space. Just don’t be surprised if you see this bathroom as a background for a fashion shot I do later.

Elm bathroom

BALACLAVA!! Laundry Cart (Clean)

dust bunny . hanging plants . spider planter
dust bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter
dust bunny . amy’s memorial garden

Elm. Adalyn Mirror [Silver]
Elm. Adalyn Sink [Silver/White]
Elm. Adalyn Shower White/Left

Elm. Bathroom Decor Gacha Set @ equal10
#1 Elm. Bathroom Decor Silver Shelf
#3 Elm. Bathroom Decor Towel Silver
#9 Elm. Bathroom Decor Flower Vase
#10 Elm. Bathroom Decor Glass Jars
#12 Elm. Bathroom Decor Hand Soap Silver
#13 Elm. Bathroom Decor Shower Lotions Silver
#15 Elm. Bathroom Decor Bathbomb Stand Silver
Elm. Bathroom Decor Tub Rack White RARE

Elm. Aries Moon Decor (Silver)
Elm. Aries Shelf [Short]

Elm. Lorhen Pendant Light [Silver/Long]
Elm. Lorhen Candle [Short]

Elm. Grace Rug [White] 3

Elm. Jessa Clawfoot Bathtub [Silver] 8

Garbaggio // Shoe Clutter White

+Half-Deer+ Favorite Sweater Clutter – ALL – Floor A
+Half-Deer+ Carefree Bikini Clutter – ALL – Floor Thong
+Half-Deer+ Carefree Bikini Clutter – ALL – Floor Bra
+Half-Deer+ Spilled Liquid – Large Puddle – Water Set

hive // macrame hanging plant . white
hive // hanging devil’s ivy plant . light

[ARIA] Torino ladder towel rack
ARIA – Sawyer Pouf
The Loft & Aria – Linen Storage Box

{moss&mink} Swans Planter

SAYO – London Lavatory Gacha – Vanity Clutter – COMMON

.peaches. Emunah Bed – Magazine Clutter
.peaches. Fenwin Sidetable – Daisies
.peaches. Zonlicht – Kiwi Bird Bent – White
.peaches. Zonlicht – Kiwi Bird Sit – White
.peaches. Wanderlust – Candle
.peaches. Wanderlust – Vase no Books
.peaches. Wanderlust – White Bun
.peaches. Fenwin Sidetable – White
.peaches. Emunah Bed – Large Plant

Peaches ‘N Cream – ‘Kiss & Makeup’ Makeup Clutter
Peaches ‘N Cream – ‘Emotional Baggage’ Handbag Clutter

Posted in Bondi, Collabor88, Death Row Designs, Events, Fancy Decor, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

That 70’s Look

This was such a fun scene for me to set up. While I know this will truly date myself, its not like I try to hide my age. One of the reasons this was so much fun was that I was able to dig into my childhood memories. Afterall, I grew up in the 70s and we moved around a lot. Finding pieces to build around a fondue set really took me back, because my mom was so excited when she got her first fondue pot that I think we had it twice a week for a couple of months. I don’t have any deep inspirational words of wisdom or a funny story today, just a smile on my face as I remember some of the happier times from my past.

fondue

Fancy Decor: Couperin (at Collabor88 until March 6th)
-Fancy Decor: Couperin Table
-Fancy Decor: Couperin Chairs
-Fancy Decor: Couperin Fondue Set
-Fancy Decor: Couperin Fondue Skewers

DRD gg rug 60s

BONDI . Trunk Bar XL (February Builder’s Box)

:::ChicChica::: TakeAway

floorplan. kitchen phone / black

SAYO – Medusa Mirror – Copper

dust bunny & O.M.E.N . Puppy Basket Bed – Pup
dust bunny . potted cheese plant
dust bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter
dust bunny . hanging plants . spider planter
dust bunny . harvest feast . cranberry punch pitcher
dust bunny . harvest feast . filling
dust bunny . spicy fiesta . chips & guac
dust bunny . spotted begonia
dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree
dust bunny . dreamy outing . essentials bag

hive // macrame hanging plant . stone

[ARIA] Savannah Roman Blinds

.:revival:. rattan pillow basket

Ariskea[Hustler] Gold Lamp
Ariskea[Latte!] Lights & Frame

MudHoney Rosalee Chair

Posted in Apple Fall, Collabor88, Dahlia, Events, Fancy Decor, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative, {what next}

Life of the Party

As far back as I can remember, my mother has always set the most amazing tables for dinner parties and holiday gatherings. Needless to say, she’s always cooked far too much food. I’m not going to write a lot here, just that this entire scene is dedicated to my mom.

Dinner Table

My mother has always insisted that the room is actually the life of the party and decor plays a huge part in that.

last supper

The key to all of my mother’s dishes, fancy dinner or not, is presentation.

stocking and punch

And no matter what, even when she’s lived completely alone, Christmas time requires decorations. It’s the law!

the tree

 

scene created in Onsu ~ “Maple” Skybox

Botanical – Douglas Fir Christmas Tree for Tannenbaum

Kalopsia –  All the Gift Boxes (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

Fancy Decor: Gilt Tree Decorations (*new* @ The Arcade)

Fancy Decor: Jordan Collection (*new* @ Collabor88)
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Hammered Cups
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Punch Bowl
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Christmas Trees

{moss&mink} Silk Draped Table
{moss&mink} Suede Dining Chairs
{moss&mink} Heart Drop Lights

Dahlia – Holiday Glam (*new* @ The Arcade)
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail Tray – Berry 25
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Golden Baubles
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cake – Chocolate
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Necklace Box – Diamonds
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Antler Table Arrangement – RARE
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Caviar – 30
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cake – Brulee
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Chocolates – Mousse 22
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Purse – Black
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Purse – Red
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Green Baubles
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail – Green – (REZ)
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail Tray – Absinth 24
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Antipasto Marble Platter
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Buffet Table – RARE

DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas (*new* @ The Epiphany)
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Tarts / Gold
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Pudding / Gold
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Wine / Black
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Cookies / Gold

dust bunny . season of giving . bag of coal
dust bunny . lighted jars .
dust bunny . smores jar
dust bunny . kettle and sweets .

{what next} Christmas Stockings + Deer Stocking Holder

{what next} Chocolate Yule Log
**Advent gift for 7th December for the Love To Decorate Magazine Group – it can be found in a little Christmas tree decor object by the mainstore landing point and will be out until January 15th.**

RO – Home for the Holidays – Wreath

Bee Designs Winter Chalkboards (*new* @ TLC)

Apple Fall Clifton Cast Iron Fireplace – Black

[ARIA] Babette Rug

 

Posted in Apple Fall, Chic Moda, Dahlia, Events, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Home Decor, Jian, Second Life, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative

Roses and Me

I think I have a strangle love/hate relationship with roses. I’ve never been a big fan of them, because I found them quite commercial and too cliche’. My mother has always loved them and whenever she’s been able to have a garden, she has had rose bushes of various types over the years. I don’t particularly like the smell, nor am I all that fascinated with any type of botany, much less roses. My favorite flower has always been the Gerber daisy, they’re hard to grow (at least for me) and they don’t last too long in a vase either. Fake ones are never mistaken for real ones and I find them to be much more special and alluring. However, with all of that said, the older my mom and I get, the more I appreciate the things she loves…like roses. I don’t want to wait until she’s gone to appreciate something she loves. So, more and more, I’ve found myself smiling upon the sight if roses.

Though you can’t see them super well in the photo below, Dahlia did these amazing tins with roses on top for the Sept round of TLC. I was so excited by them, that I had to include them in this post. You can bet you will see them again and again, as they are the perfect touch for every room in the house.

roses again

scene created in =EliBaily= Bachelor Loft_Light
=EliBaily= Ivy 01

Fancy Decor: Jones Collection (*new* @ Arcade)
01 Fancy Decor: Jones Sofa RARE
02 Fancy Decor: Jones Armchair RARE
03 Fancy Decor: Jones Coffee Table
04 Fancy Decor: Jones Side Table
05 Fancy Decor: Jones Ottoman
06 Fancy Decor: Jones Lamp
07 Fancy Decor: Jones Tapestry
08 Fancy Decor: Jones Wall Panel
09 Fancy Decor: Jones Rug
10 Fancy Decor: Jones Tray
11 Fancy Decor: Jones Stacked Books A
12 Fancy Decor: Jones Stacked Books B
13 Fancy Decor: Jones Candle
14 Fancy Decor: Jones Pillow B
15 Fancy Decor: Jones Pillow A
16 Fancy Decor: Jones Round Box
17 Fancy Decor: Jones Aloe Plant

Fancy Decor: Tartt Lounger
03 Fancy Decor: Miles Side Table

[Commoner] Framed Art / “Stop & Smell the Roses”

ChicModa Decor // Accent Pillow // Hello Gorgeous (White)

JIAN Pupper Love Mug (Group Gift)

RSD Baroque Daybed (*new* @ FaMESHed)
RSD Classic Console

.Birch Weighted Chandelier – Bronze (*new* @ TLC)

Dahlia – Concetta – RoseTea Tin – Green (*new* @ TLC)
Dahlia – Concetta – RoseTea Tin – Grey (*new* @ TLC)
Dahlia – Concetta – Closed – Tea Tin – Silver (*new* @ TLC)

The Loft – Lotus Holder
The Loft – Andreas Gold Tree
The Loft – Yoga Tray
[ARIA] Torino potted double stemed Orchid A

*LODE* Decor – Snapdragon Vase Big [dark violet]

(Yummy) Dying Roses

SAYO – Glitz Collection – Garden Roses

Apple Fall Roses Box (Champagne)
Apple Fall ‘Elvira’ Rose Tea
Apple Fall Rosemary Pot

*{( konpeitou )}* beauty and the book w/rose (down

Ariskea[Birdy] Little Bee Vase [Green]

[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 1

22769 – Snake Plant – COMMON

dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree

Posted in Catwa, Chic Moda, Collabor88, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Fashion, GingerFish, Gingerfish Poses, Home Decor, Lybra, Maitreya, Second Life, shoes, shopping, United Colors

The Classy Cougar

When I was younger, there was this woman, my mother’s age, that lived in my neighborhood that always fascinated me. At the time, I thought how much I’d like to be like her one day. Alas, that was not my destiny. She was beautiful and elegant, at least I thought so. Mind you, I was young and rather impressionable, not to mention naive. I just remember that she wore lingerie whenever you saw her at home. No, not pajamas, but beautiful lingerie, with long sheer, lace robes…some even had that furry stuff around the edges…and heels! Oh, she always had on heels to match. She was quite popular, as I’m sure you can imagine. How does the line in the song go…”She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends.” She definitely had those.
For a long time, I just watched her in admiration, imagining what life was like inside her apartment. I eventually met her and she was every bit as amazing in person. I went inside her apartment and it was amazing. The colors, the curtains…she had so many beautiful things. I got to know her over the coming months. I could probably write an entire book about her. Instead, I’m sharing a brief memory of a glamorous Nubian queen that I met once upon a time, because when setting up this photo I thought of her. Isn’t it funny the impressions that people sometimes leave on our lives?

Classy Cougar

wearing:
hair:  TRUTH / Gwen
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [Glam Affair] Austine Applier [ Catwa ] Basic Line FLF

[Atomic] Dysfunctional Collar
: CULT : His Princess Rings/Silver
LYBRA . XL STILETTO NAILS

UC_Enigma_bolero (*new* @ C88)
ChicModa // Toxie bra & panties (*new* @ FaMESHed)
***ArisArisB&W~Alus77~Gardial Clogs

pose: GingerFish Poses – Tristeza set (*new* @ ebento)

scene:
Fancy Decor: Bernard Collection (*new* @ C88)
-Fancy Decor: Bernard Print
-Fancy Decor: Bernard Wall Shelf
-Fancy Decor: Bernard Tray
-Fancy Decor: Bernard Geodes
-Fancy Decor: Bernard Books
-Fancy Decor: Bernard Boxes
-Fancy Decor: Bernard Armchair – Gray
-Fancy Decor: Bernard Side Table

ARIA– Dido Vase With Lillies

tb– Bon Voyage – Clock Radio (Yellow)
-tb- Bon Voyage – Books
-tb- Bon Voyage – Vintage Camera
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Catch All

Ariskea[Kuva] Cute succulent (*new* Go by FaMESHed)
Ariskea[Kuva] Macrame Rug

.07 [ kunst ] – Canned plant

PILOT – Hanging Planter

*LODE* Decor – Snapdragon Vase Big [dark violet]

dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree

Posted in Animals, Catwa, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, Home Decor, Jian, Maitreya, Phedora, Second Life, shoes, shopping

101, My Ass!

Do you ever look at some kids’ stories and think, “WTF?” Well, I do. 101 Dalmatians is definitely one of those stories. For one thing, who wants a fur coat made from dog fur? Have you ever smelled a wet dog? My god, they stink! Then there’s the whole theme of all these dogs communicating to rescue 97 puppies? Gimme a damn break. My dog is pretty smart, but she doesn’t know the difference between her ass hole and a dog treat. She’s lick either one! Then they take all these puppies home? Uhm, can we say puppy mill? I bet that house smelled fantastic…lol. I honestly don’t know how anyone can deal with more than two dogs at a time, especially 101 with most of them being puppies. They’d have that entire house chewed up within and hour. So many holes in this story that I could spend all day picking it apart. Do you have any stories like that? I’d love to hear about it.

101 my ass

wearing:
hair:  16.Doe: Brookie (twotone) – Monotone
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair –  Catwa Applier – Clara – America 02
tattoo: .Identity. Body Shop – Rise Again
Mimikri – Neve Fur Coat snow leopard
Maddict – Starlet Gloves
Phedora ~ Sadystika Set ~ 28 C.
Phedora ~Vilma Ankle boots Maitreya ~ Bordeaux (*new* @ Epiphany)

pose: FOXCITY. Bento Sits VOL1

scene:
dust bunny . sleepless attic . skybox

[ARIA] Lydia sofa
[ARIA] Lydia Amsonia flowers in a vase

JIAN Dashing Dalmatians (*new* @ Epiphany)
-JIAN Dashing Dalmatians 5. Companion Pup Medium
-JIAN Dashing Dalmatians 6. Companion Pup Small
-JIAN Dashing Dalmatians 13. Held Pup Medium
-JIAN Dashing Dalmatians 16. Steal Yo Gurl
-JIAN Dashing Dalmatians 17. Sandwich Thief
-JIAN Dashing Dalmatians 18. Triple Nap
-JIAN Dashing Dalmatians 19. Family Nap

Posted in Apple Fall, Death Row Designs, Home Decor, Second Life, unKindness

Living Room

One of the greatest parts of blogging decor is that when you move and new stuff starts coming out, not only do you have all these great rooms to decorate for your blog…you can leave it up to live in if you so choose! That’s exactly what I did with my latest unKindness items! I got the fireplace from the September round of FaMESHed and the frames on the mantel are currently at ManCave…it was all too perfect. Paired it all up with some of my favorite furnishings from the last couple of years and presto. I present to you my very eclectic boho living room. Yes, this is in my SL house…more stuff will end up on the shelves as I collect it but for now, this is how it looks and we love it! Click the photo to go on over to flickr and get a closer look!♥

living room

scene:
DRD – Boho Backyard – Curtains
DRD Boho rug
tres blah– Hodgepodge – Stacked Magazines
Soy. OSC- INCENSE STAND
floorplan. photo box – Indee Teepee Gift
Apple Fall Mercantile Bookshelf
=Zenith=Little Groot
The Loft – Lotus Holder
TA Lotus Incense
Soy. OSC- STICK INCENSE
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Stinky the Skunk
Zaara [home] : Copper frangipani bowl *pink*
(fd) Mortar And Pestle
Zaara [home] : 12 Jaipur blue pottery
Apple Fall Grass Pot
uK – Fireplace Fountain Vintage White
uK – Dude Art Floor Set (*new* @ ManCave)
[ keke ] the prince
Apple Fall Nardyas’ Tulips in Mason Jar
:CP: Desert Rose Lantern Lemon
[Con.] Hanging Fishing Float – Red
:CP: Desert Rose Lantern Lemon
Apple Fall Mercantile Bookshelf
:CP: Modern Industrial Planter
California- VW retro bus (Bazar)
ARIA– Dido Vase With Lillies
*HEXtraordinary* Flying Monkey Incense Burner – Gold
16.erratic / coc – butterfly jar
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Flight the Dragonfly – RARE
15.erratic / coc – dragonfly jar
The Loft – Yoga Tray
Zaara [home] : Ethnic lanterns RARE
:CP: Lotus Spa Ottoman Pink
junk. wannabe boho. rug. two. (store closed)
:CP: Desert Rose Sofa
:CP: Desert Rose Table
LISP – Mesh – Candle Diffuser Tray – With Flame 3li – Dark
tres blah– Hodgepodge – Wine Duet
BIGBULLY Clive Tea Set
:CP: Desert Rose Camp Rugs
GW Living Room Set Neat – Orchids
Trompe Loeil – Hanging Moon Chair Double

Posted in Fashion

Live or Die

“Live or die,” she says as she dropped the transplanted hosta into its new home in her garden. The she carefully placed some cool from the shade rocks at its base and smiled, “I hope you like your new home.”

Taken out of context, I think my friend might come out sounding a bit careless. However, she actually loves plants and has this amazing green thumb. We had wine while sitting in her garden this afternoon and she made me realize that sometimes life is just that cut and dry. Live or die. It’s a choice we have to make. As I figure out how to live a new life, so shall that plant. Let’s hope that like me, it chooses to live.

*giggles* One really hosta make a choice eventually, don’t they? And I choose to live…in both lives. And in Second Life, I don’t need a green thumb to surround myself with beautiful hostas, because Artisan Fantasy has made the ones pictured below and they are gorgeous!

Pictured Above:

[ARIA] Torino potted double stemed Orchid A
[ keke ] refurbished sofa – wood

=EliBaily= Ivy (1li each on the ground)
*AF* Hosta Mound Green w White Flowers (5li each)
hair: [elikatira] Olivia
dress: .Enfant Terrible. Flora Dress Maitreya Violet
shoes: #EMPIRE – Ophrys
necklace: :BAMSE: Button Necklace – Love
bracelets: NOMAD // Dreamer Bracelet (right arm)
NOMAD // Brass Gamer Bracelet // RARE (left arm)