{ Cozy Christmas }

 

Twas the night before Christmas….

… that all through the house

this blogger was too busy, there was no time to slouch.

 

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care

but not on her platform, no she wouldn’t be found there.

 

For real life was calling; there was much still to do

and Second Life would have to wait…no blogging pictures yet – boo!!

 

But now that the gifts have been given, the presents are unwrapped

the foods all been eaten and that means I can finally RELAX

 

So off to my computer I flew like a flash

logged in and got snapping and prayed not to crash.

 

I sprang from my seat, and to myself gave a ‘wewt wewt’

The task was complete and the result was pretty cute!

 

Although it’s a day late, the sentiment is still valid alright..

HAPPY BELATED CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!

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CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Catya (BENTO) – Catwa **NEW**

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands – Prohands (BENTO) – VISTA **NEW**

Skin/Appliers – Barbara 03 RARE (America) – Glam Affair

Makeup – Giusy Lipstick #2 – Glam Affair

Hair – Ginger w/bangs – TRUTH **NEW**

Outfit – Ellie Winter Knit Dress (festive green) – Valentina E. **NEW**@FaMESHed

Shoes – Sergeant Heels (wool) – Just Design

Other – Jolly Holidays (Unisex Antlers) – Blueberry **GROUP GIFT**

Pose – Illa Series (Five m) – An Lar Poses **NEW**

Scene

Home for the Holidays Gacha: Cozy Skybox RARE, Patterned Chair, Festive Swag, Mantle Deco, Wreath, Rug, Fireplace Screen, Tundra (dog) RARE – Remarkable Oblivion **NEW** @TheArcade

Christmas 2016 Collection: Tree Green Branch, Gift Boxes, Sconces (red ribbon & pinecones), Bronze Reindeer, Stocking (burlap w/sleighbells), Stocking (plaid w/sleighbells), Classic Frame (green branch / red ribbon), Pinecone Trees Trio, Pinecone People, Hacienda Console – Artisan Fantasy **NEW** @We<3RP

Metal Train w/Presents – Trompe Loeil **NEW** @TheArcade

{ Golden Lotus }

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Shiny Shabby‘s Nov/Dec round ends today December 15th, so hurry over to grab up some shabby chic deals before they close up!

CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Susanna (Tone 02) – YS&YS **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hair – Daria (dark blondes) – OPALE **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Amber Dress (bronze herringbone) – Clef de Peau **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Tallinn Booties – Essenz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – C’est Moi (gold) – Bauhaus Movement **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Megan Series #3 – An Lar Poses **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Scene

The Saint Germain Set (Bookcases, Sofa, Armchairs, End Tables, Tripod Lamp, Rug, Vase and Branches, Books *on table, Book Basket)  – Brook Hill Living **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hanging Lotus Lamp, Wood Slab Table, Tibetan Cabinet – Lucas Lameth **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Woven Leather Bench (white/natural) – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hallsey Mirror (gold), Lola Bowl (black), Brass Side Table – The LOFT

Olivine Lamps (white/gold) – Glam Affair Home

Wall Panels – Fancy Decor

Clifton Fireplace (black) – Apple Fall

House Plants – Artisan Fantasy

{ Turn the page }

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.

The man who never reads lives only one.”

~ George R.R. Martin

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Destiny – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – Alma (Asia RARE 02) – Glam Affair **NEW** @GachaGuardians

Eyes – Mesh Eyes #2 – L’etre

Hair – MINA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Silvia Dress – *Just Because* **NEW** @Uber

Shoes – Sabrina Heels w/Stockings & Garters – Phedora **NEW** @KinkyMonthly

Poses – Sitting Pretty Poses (modified) – Kirin

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Build – Rustic Cabin – DRD **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Rustic Sofa – DRD **NEW** @ShinyShabby

The Artists Library Set: Bookshelves, Stool, Reclaimed Library Chair – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Fall Cottage Gacha: Pumpkin Decor, Autumn Wreath, (Garland), Rug, Lanterns – Bee Designs **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hallsey Windows & Mirrors (gold) – The LOFT **NEW** @Salem

Tabitha’s Gacha: #5 Spell Books (Red/Beige) – Kalopsia **NEW** @Salem

Hallow’s Eve Gacha: Antique Table – David Heather **NEW** @Salem

Cup of Cocoa Set: Marshmallow Mug, Heart’s Desire Mug, Cocoa Cookies – Artisan Fantasy

Lively Labs – Chocolate Companion Pup – JIAN

Hunter’s Fireplace Accessories – MadPea

Firewood Basket – DustBunny

{ Bathe me in riches, indulge my fantasies }

Welcome to the lap of luxury.. Decidedly decadent gold finishes all around.  The Secret Affair has all the riches this round for the gold digger in you.  Only one more week to get your hands on the goods so get diggin!  Event ends September 29th!

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Ever 1.6 – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Clary (Asia) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Hair – Dangerous – Exile

Mesh Ears – Shiny Ears – Swallow

Outfit – Never Be Forgotten Lingerie Applier w/ Rose Belt – GizzA **NEW** @TSA

Shoes – Peep Toe Pumps (Luxe Black) – REIGN **LuxeBox Item**

Other – Anonymous Mask – SECRETS **NEW** @TSA

Jewelry – Polly Necklace & Cuffs (black/gold) – MANDALA

Pose – Formality One – oOo Studio

Scene

Liquid Gold Bathtub, Duck puddle & Panties – The Pose Shop **NEW** @TSA

Vanity Set: Screen 3 – Noble Creations **NEW** @TSA

Gold Retreat Vanity & Stool – DRD **NEW** @TSA

Golden Cage Gacha: Peonies – tres blah **NEW** @TheArcade

Noel Gacha: Frilled Furrug (cocoa) – {anc}

Capturado Scrollwork – Artisan Fantasy

{ we have all we need right here }

Two sexy new couples poses from oOo Studio mixed with lots of Shiny Shabby goodness makes for a classic night in at the loft apartment in the city vibe.. complete with all the drinking you could possibly need or want (courtesy of the grid’s best alcohol supplier.. Kunst Himmel).

Time for a night cap.. and then some.

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing (me)

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Zara M01 – Essences **NEW**@ShinyShabby

Tattoo / Applier – Flying Monkey (black) – .::Nanika::. **NEW** @Enchantment

Hair – Kabrina – Elikatira **NEW**@ShinyShabby

Outfit – Chantell Shorts & Top – Apple May **NEW**@ShinyShabby

Shoes – Perth Heels – Essenz

Accessory – Leather Belt Gloves – =Zenith= **NEW**@ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Zelda Gacha: Earrings & Necklace 02 (gold) – MINIMAL

Decor

Build – Concrete Haus – NOMAD

Swallow’s Nest Gacha: Soft Couch (RARE), Folding Screen, Coffee Table, Magazines, MP3 Player, Porcellain Head, Pendant Paper Lamps – [Ht:Home] **NEW**@ShinyShabby

Booze Gacha: Industrial Rolling Cart (RARE), Absolutely Vodka, Cazador Tequila, Bailey’s Bottles – [kunst] **NEW**@ShinyShabby

Twilight Decor Plant – WARM Animations

Moon Phases Decor – Mori

Sprocket Gacha: Gear Wheel Ashtray – [kunst]

Vineyard Gacha: Wine bottle w/glasses, Wine Glasses x6 – [kunst]

World Traveller’s Gacha: World Atlas Books – [kunst]

Whiskey Bottle (decor) – [kunst]

Bar Gacha: Long Island Iced Tea, Whiskey – erratic home

Inn Wine Bottles – Artisan Fantasy

Life is Noise Gacha: Classic Rug, Curtains – HAIKEI

Vivo Armchair Black, Vivo Pouf Grey, Botanic Table – Concept}

Joy Gacha: Plant – Glam Affair Home

Gentleman’s Bar Cart (modified) – Apple Fall

Covered Books – Mudhoney

Poses

Celebrations One & Two – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @CosmopolitanEvent

{ you give me butterflies }

“It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world.”

– Chaos Theory

 …and so it is with you…

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Kristen – Genesis Lab **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Kristen (Cappuccino Tone) – Genesis Lab **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Makeup – Burgundy Wine Lip Appliers & Saddle Eyeshadows – Genesis Lab **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Eyes – #8 Eyes – Whatever

Hair – Faerie Queen + Butterflies (Earth) – +Spellbound+

Flower Accessory – Muskare (white orange) – LODE **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Tami Dress (butterfly print) – .Miss Chelsea. **NEW** @FaMESHed

Pose – Yolanda Series 2(m) – An Lar **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Tulips in Log Planters (red, white, yellow) – Artisan Fantasy **NEW** @Cosmopolitan

Picket Fence – Boogers

{ What dreams may come }

The Secret Affair is ending very soon, only a few short days, as it closes on March 31st…and I’m wanting to show you a softer, lighter side to the event’s creative offerings.

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I was inspired by this lovely dress by !Go!, as it’s so very delicate and feminine in nature.  It perfectly suited a springtime blooming photo in a fairytale enchanted forest.  I hope you feel the dreaminess that I was trying to invoke while putting this together.  Whenever I’m searching for landscaping and trees, my go-to shop has always been Studio Skye by Alex Bader.. but when I want something perhaps a little more whimsical and airy.. HappyMood is just the place.  Adding in a touch of both gave me the balance I was looking for in addition to these really creative new botanical succulents by Artisan Fantasy.  Spring is certainly upon us and may the warmer weather bring us the beauty of nature we’ve been waiting for.

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Livia (America) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Hair – Emma – EMO-tions **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Hermia Dress (snow) – !Go! **NEW** @TSA

Other – Silvermoon  wings – Poet’s Heart **NEW** @TSA

Accessory – Gerika Headpiece (blue) – Astralia **NEW** @TSA

Prop – Flowers & Allium Opt. 3 – Label Motion **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – The Paulina Series #5 – An Lar **NEW** @TSA

Scenery

Forest Swing – PPK **NEW** @TSA

Log Planters Mixed Succulents & Hosta Mounds – Artisan Fantasy **NEW** @TSA

Mix of landscaping by HappyMood & Studio Skye

{ Innocence is a flower which whithers when touched.. }

..and blooms not again, though watered with tears.

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[Zerkalo] has been going full on with white styling of decor and furnishings lately with its releases across the grid at varioius events right now and it’s perfect as a nice clean palette to start from and fill in with various neutrals in darker tones for contrast.

Britain Knave-Kennedy of Kennedy Interiors, who is a huge inspiration to me in the home decor realm of SL and Flickr, has really helped me think out of the box when mix and matching certain items and modifying things to change up their uses.  She is also quite known for her love of ‘white’ decor and has done absolutely breathtaking interiors with it.

If something is modifiable, use that to your advantage when decorating!  It takes some getting used to to start to see all the possibilities, but once you do, you’ll be amazed at what you can come up with!

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CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Jessica – CatWa **NEW**

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Susanna (European) – DeeTalez **NEW** @We<3RP

Eyes – Maple (Opal) – [theSkinnery]

Hair – Princess – CatWa **NEW**

Outfit – Goplana Dress – !Go! **NEW** @We<3RP

Accessory – Poetry Bride Rose Headpiece & Holder (white) – ARISKEA **NEW** @FaMESHed

Pose – Beauty #4 – Di’s Opera **NEW**

Scene

All White Collection: Couch, Canopy, Clock, Mirror, Basket – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @FaMESHed

Halloween in White Gacha: Mantle (RARE), Rocking Chair, Pouffe, Candles, Teaset – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @TSS

Vintage Treasures Gacha: Table (RARE), Jewelry Box (exclusive), Love Frame, Lanterns, Candles, Pillows (Paris and w/Flowers), Lace Garland – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @TheEpiphany

Chandelier (silver) – Fancy Decor **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shabby Old Chair & Vintage Milk Carrier – Junk. **NEW** @FaMESHed

Artemis Panel Walls (white) – LISP **NEW** @Collabor88

Vanity Bench – Pixel Mode **NEW** @FaMESHed

Millmoon End Table – Pixel Mode

Brocante Gacha: Flower Urn – NOMAD

Vintage Gacha 3: Babybreath, Milk Kettles, Birdcages (recolored) – =Zenith=

L’Olivier, tied boosk, Pumpkin Clonch – Apple Fall

Branch Wreath – Trompe Loeil

Monogram Frames – Brixley

Maiden Tor: Fur Rug 4 – Artisan Fantasy

NOEL Gacha: Frilled Furrug (milk) – {anc}

Posed Cats Gacha: Curled & Curious – (fashionably dead)