{ Gonna beat these winter blues.. }

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Winter Solstice is upon us and December’s round at The Liaison Collaborative is embracing it in full season.  You’ll find a multitude of magical wintery items for home, garden, and fashion lovers alike.  Also featuring a few goodies that are mainstore releases, particularly this new winter coat from Blueberry that is adorable with it’s optional fur lining and tons of trim colors!  It also can be worn without the undershirt so you can pair it with your favorite Blueberry outfits!  Definitely a must have for your wardrobe this season.  One last things, if you have yet to join the VIP Group for TRUTH Hair.. what are you waiting for?  Each month, Truth Hawks sends his VIPs a new hair release exclusive to the group and you won’t wanna miss it!  This December he gave a special gift of both short and long versions with a cute beanie cap perfect to keep ya warm!  Tis the season of giving!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Alba Gacha: America 01 – Glam Affair **NEW** @Kustom9

Hair – Irenka w/Hat & Bangs – TRUTH **NEW** VIP Group Gift December

Top – Minnie Winter Coat – Blueberry **NEW** @Mainstore

Bottoms – Tali Leather Pants – Blueberry

Shoes – Amelia Fringed Booties – REIGN **NEW** @N21

Jewelry – Tiffany Necklace – Blueberry

Pose #1 – Animal Family Gacha: Fondness Prop (bench) and Wearable Falling Snow – Le Poppycock **NEW** @TLC

Pose #2 – Illa Series #5 – An Lar Poses **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Solstice Retreat Building – by Nacht **NEW** @TLC

Frozen Fountain – Atelier Visconti **NEW** @TLC

Seasonal Boxwood Hedges – Botanical

Garlands & Wreaths – JIAN

Street Lamps (silver) – [ kunst ]

Farrow Walls & Gatekeeper’s Lodge (RARE) – Apple Fall

{ All I want for Christmas }

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I hope he doesn’t want a lot for Christmas…(because all those boxes are empty!) The blonde with the bow on top might be gift enough.

Time to channel your inner pinup girl with these adorable “Presents” prop boxes w/ poses (five in all) from oOo Studio.  Boxes come with a texture change hud to coordinate with your personal look.  Go get em now!  Available at the December round of “The Liaison Collaborative”.

CREDITS

Mesh Head – Maxine 1.0 – LAQ

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands / Feet – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Zuzia (America) for LAQ – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Sugar – TRUTH **NEW** VIP Group Gift

Outfit – Cecilia lingerie (crimson) & Stockings w/ Crystal Pasties – Erratic

Shoes – Melrose Heels – REIGN **NEW** @Mainstore

Accessory – Fashionabow Girl Head Piece (Cherry) – *BOOM* (n/a store closed)

Other – Bow Collar – FETCH

Pose – Presents #4 – oOo Studio **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Classic Atrium (coal) Gacha RARE – Rageworks

Monochrome Christmas Gacha: Tree Decorations (assorted) – The LOFT

Douglas Fir Tree – Botanical

{ Elfed }

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I’ve been a busy little elf working on getting our home and sim changed over for Winter/Christmas which is pretty amazing considering how most seasons I’m 1000% behind on. Gonna make Santa proud this year (even if I am still on the naughty list). But I’m enjoying it so much.. finally having a “home” in SL and not just a place to take pretty pictures. I was given a stern talking to about not accurately depicting how this all went down, and it’s true.  I had help from my love, Mr. Roxan and my lovely, sweetness, Cecilia, in getting all the beautiful ornaments up on the tree.  Unfortunately we were too busy chatting for me to capture that in a photo. Plus there was a blinging Freenis on the top of the tree then.  I spared you all from the horror of that. 😛 You’re welcome.

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – Renee (America) w/Lipstick #5 – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Makeup – Eyeliners w/ bags – VEECHI

Mesh Eyes – Chromatic Eyes Gacha (Ghost RARE) – Buzzeri

Mesh Ears – Steking V5 – Mandala

Hair – Glenn II (blonds) – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @C88

Outfit – Emily Sweaterdress w/Scarf – Just Because **NEW** @Uber

Shoes – Anna Boots w/Socks – Just Because **NEW** @Uber

Other – Festivat Gacha: Blinking Blitzen RARE – Remarkable Oblivion

Accessory – Gloves Necklace01 RARE – VCO

Pose Pic #1 – From Ladder Prop – Apple Fall & An Lar

Pose Pic #2 – Sits Pose #4 – Kirin **NEW** @Kustom9

Interior/Exterior Decor

Storyteller’s Burrow Gacha: Cottage (RARE) – 8f8

Douglas Fir Christmas Tree & Outdoor Seasonal Boxwood – Botanical

Black n White Christmas Gacha: Tree Lights RARE – The Loft

Assorted Tree Decorations Gachas – ARIA, Kalopsia, & Fancy Decor

Christmas Star – Figment

Hanging Mistletoe – Apple Fall

Holiday Decor ’15 Garland – JIAN

Snowmen – Dysfunctionality Designs

 

{ Will I always feel this way.. }

She lifts her skirt up to her knees
Walks through the garden rows
With her bare feet laughing
I never learned to count my blessings
I choose instead to dwell
In my disasters
I walk on down the hill
Through grass grown tall
And brown and still
It’s hard somehow
To let go of my pain
On past the busted back
Of that old and rusted Cadillac
That sinks into this field
Collecting rain
Will I always feel this way
So empty
And estranged?

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and of these cut throat busted sunsets
These cold and damp white mornings
I have grown weary
If through my cracked and dusty
Dime store lips
I spoke these words out loud
Would no one hear me?
Lay your blouse across the chair
Let fall the flowers
From your hair
And kiss me
With that country mouth
So plain
outside the rain is tapping
On the leaves
To me it sounds like
They’re applauding us
The quiet love
We’ve made
Will it always feel this way
So empty
So estranged?

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Ella (Pale) – League **NEW** @Mainstore Release

Mesh Eyes – Chromatic (Ghost RARE) – Buzzeri

Hair – Mahogany Gacha: V1 (Ombre 5) – Due **NEW** @Kustom9

Outfit – Carolina Wool Dress, Virginia Wool Coat, and Rain Boots – Addams **NEW** @Mainstore Release

Accessory – Brolly (white/black stripe) – The Pose Shop **NEW** @SadNovember

Pose – Seasons #6 – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @No21

Scene

Chelsea Townhouse – Apple Fall

Boxwood Hedges, Brick Wall, Scrolled Wrought Iron Fencing, Vintage Porch Mailbox – Botanical

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Puddle Jumper V1 – The Pose Shop **NEW** @SadNovember

Autumn Abode Gacha: Autumn Wreath – SAYO

Itchy Grass & Dwarf Forest – Alirium

Old Brown Trees – L12

{ You’re my favorite flavor }

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and that’s kind of the same thing.” CREDITS Wearing Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya Skin/Applier – Julia (pale) – Belleza **NEW** @SkinFair2016 Hair … Continue reading

{ Come to my window }

Come to my window
Crawl inside, wait by the light of the moon
Come to my window
I’ll be home soon

I would dial the numbers
Just to listen to your breath
I would stand inside my hell
And hold the hand of death
You don’t know how far I’d go
To ease this precious ache
You don’t know how much I’d give
Or how much I can take
Just to reach you
Just to reach you
Oh to reach you

Come to my window
Crawl inside, wait by the light of the moon
Come to my window, I’ll be home soon

Keeping my eyes open
I cannot afford to sleep
Giving away promises
I know that I can’t keep
Nothing fills the blackness
That has seeped into my chest
I need you in my blood
I am forsaking all the rest
Just to reach you
Just to reach you
Oh to reach you, oh

Come to my window
Crawl inside, wait by the light of the moon
Come to my window, I’ll be home soon

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CREDITS

Mesh Head – Ever – LeLutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Mavi (Europa) – Glam Affair **NEW** in store!!

Hair – Collete (blondes) – DeLa **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Wearing – Lily Lingerie (soft pink) – .miss chelsea. **NEW** @FaMESHed

Pose – Rochester Series #5 – an Lar **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Build – Hardwick Manor – Apple Fall **NEW**

Toscana in Primavera Gacha: Curtains – 8f8

Boxwood Bushes – Botanical

{ I’ll give you a tip… }

..the toast is tasty!

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The Gacha Garden is still going strong if you haven’t had a chance to check it out.. full of all sorts of fun and whimsical items.  The event runs until August 22nd so get on over to play. Then stop by and I’ll fix you up some tea and cake for a post-shopping treat! Nom nom nom! 😀

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Eles 07 A – Glam Affair

Eyes – Celestial Eyes (winter) – [Buzzeri]

Lashes – Mesh Alpha Lashes – Izzie’s **NEW**

Hair – Yenna (basics) – MINA **NEW** @GachaGarden

Outfit – Yum Yum My Cafe Gacha: Head dress and Seed of Inspiration Exclusive Dress – {amiable} **NEW** @GachaGarden

Pose – Loli #2 – {Imeka}

Scene

Tea Shop Gacha: Tea Shop (RARE), Bike (SOI), Tea, Sugar, Lemon, Mini Cakes, Cake, Register, Desk – *Tentacio* **NEW** @GachaGarden

Language of Flowers Gacha: Chill green & purple – Paper Moon **NEW** @GachaGarden

Flagstone, Farrow Garden Wall, Rico’s Clock – Apple Fall

Boxwood Shrubs – Botanical

Hanging Plant – Heart Gardens

Sandwich Board Sign – {What Next}

Bisou Tables/Chairs – [Pixel Mode]

Bread Shelf – HIDEKI (previous Gacha)

{ but I waited for you }

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STYLE CREDITS

On Me

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Eva (Special Fling Edition Med 3 Br) – Belleza **NEW** @TLC

Eyes – Alice (brown) Eyes – {S0NG}

Hair – Nayeli – TRUTH **NEW**

Outfit – Cycle Dress (violet) – LUMIERE **NEW** @TLC

Shoes – Odette Ballerina Flats (black) – Nardcotix **NEW** @TLC

Pose – Flora 04 – EverGlow **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Just a Picnic Set – Pixel Mode **NEW** @TLC

Gattera Ferrero Platter – Pixel Mode

Spring Living Daisies – Tres Blah *previous Gacha

Wrought Iron and Brick Wall Privacy Fence – Botanical

Mossy Oaks – New Trails

Stoney Path – Dysfunctional Designs

{ Begin Again } Classic Romance @ The Liaison Collaborative

WARNING! Commentary ahead….

I think there’s definitely different camps when it comes to the notorious V-Day.  Whether we like it or not, Valentine’s Day comes every year taunting us with it’s candy hearts and mushy cards, it’s overpriced flowers and cutesy teddy bears, and then there’s the chocolate…  Not that I have anything against chocolate.  😛  And I have heard the arguments: “Why only celebrate love one day a year?? Pffft!”  “Valentine’s Day was created by Hallmark to sell more stuff.”  “Valentine’s Day should be called Extortion Day.” And perhaps it’s true that one shouldn’t simply save up all the romance for a single day.  And what if you have no one to romance with?  There are plenty of reasons to not be obliged to celebrate this particular holiday…

Yet, I can’t help but be drawn into the romantic feel of this time of year.  Post-Christmas let-down and winter doldrums leave you feeling deflated.. so having a little love in the air definitely can breathe new life into you.  And that doesn’t mean you have to have ‘the one’ in your life… no need to feel pressure to run out and get a significant other just for February 14th.  Sharing the love works on many levels, and is a pretty awesome upper.  It makes people happy and feel good.  And I don’t know about you, but making people happy makes me happy.  So share it with family.  Share it with friends.  Share it with your favorite furry animals.  Maybe this February you’ll still be single, so what.  Forget the date. Love blooms in all seasons.  But I guarantee you that happiness in your heart will draw others in like moths to a flame.

Be happy and Be Loved! ❤

This round of The Liaison Collaborative themed around “Classic Romance” inspired me to put together a scene straight out of a chick flick.  And I’ll admit that although I wasn’t too excited at first about going all romantical, a little help from a friend brought me out of my funk and feeling ready to begin again.

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He’s a good sport letting me clean him up from his typical bad boy look and making him stand for hours pretending to woo me (Thanks, Cyp!). 😛

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I hope you enjoy this little brunch date at the cafe story in pictures… and remember to check out TLC for these and more romantically inspired goodies!

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CREDITS

Scene:

Buildings – Portobello Corner Store & Carnaby Row Store – Apple Fall **NEW** @TLC

Buildings – Chelsea Townhouse – Apple Fall **NEW**

Bisous Tables / Chairs – Pixel Mode **NEW** @TLC

Streetlights – Dutchie

Feuilles Wall Lantern, L’Olivier Planters, Cafe Table (rose), Neva’s Kitchen Shelf (RARE), Bags of Flour – Apple Fall

Sandwich Board Sign – {What Next}

La Petite Joie Cafe Gacha: Cappuccino Order, Decorative Wall Clock, Awnings, Cafe Chairs, Menu Board – 8f8

Rose Vases – {Imeka}

Cage Shelf – HIDEKI

Scriptor Word Art (Coffee) – DIGS

Vintage Porch Mailbox, Aspen Trees – Botanical

Car – HM TO 20GT M White – HaruMotors

Pigeons – Sculpty Creations Animals

City Trash Can – 7 Emporium

Newspaper Box – URBAN JUNGLE

Trin’s Outfit:

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya **NEW**

Skin – Ellie America 02A – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Esther (Blondes) – TRUTH **NEW** @Uber

Eyes – Cheri Eyes (Ice) – SONG **NEW** @Kustom9

Dress – Classic Romance Dress (blush) – Coquet **NEW** @TLC

Jewelry – Pearl Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings (ivory) – Izzie’s **NEW** @TLC

Shoes – Dolores (black) – CandyDoll **NEW** @Kustom9

Flowers – Bouquet No. 46 – Gumi’s Shops

Cypriss Outfit:

Mesh Body – The Shops **NEW**

Skin – Rays (Tone 3) – Tableau Vivant

Hair – Taro (bento) – Taketomi **NEW**

Outfit – Vartan male outfit (shirt,pants,shoes) – Fashionatic

Poses:

Picture #1 – (His) Walking Male 01 – Apple Spice

(Hers) Bisou Chair animation – Pixel Mode

Picture #2 – Taking Over Me – Exposeur **NEW** @TLC

Picture #3 – I Remember – An Lar Poses **NEW** @TLC

{ A Winter Picnic for You, Me, and (Cari)boo! }

Winter is coming!!! The Liaison Collaborative is currently open and gearing up for the change of seasons with the theme: “Winter Harvest”.  You will find home & garden goods, fashion items as well as poses from a list of amazing creators.  Get prepped and ready for the snowfall on your sim or as you journey around the grid.  This round runs until Dec 10th!

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STYLE CREDITS

Skin – Grace (Med 3 Blk) – Belleza

Makeup – Beauty Marks 1 & 3 – Belleza

Makeup – Rosy (full) – The {Wicked} Peach **NEW** @TLC

Hair (w/hat) – Natasja – MINA **NEW** @TLC

Eyes – Bewitched Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri **NEW**

Mesh Hands – Slink

Top – Kristen Knit Dress w/ Cashmere Scarf (noir/silver) – Valentina E. **NEW** @TLC

Bottoms – Josie Pants (Suede – dk) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Winter Wedge Boots – League

SCENE & POSES

Winter Harvest Picnic Set – {What Next} **NEW** @TLC

Large Snowy Firs, T2C Campfire & Stacked Firewood – Botanical

Gnesen Farm Shed (aged) – POST

Winter Grass – Zigana

Shurbs (bare) – [we’re CLOSED]

Tree Stumps & Reindeer – e-brink

Enchanted Forest – Studio Skye

Comfy #4 – Everglow **NEW** @TLC