{ le Salon de Musique }

… We make beautiful music together.

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Featuring so many beautiful items I’ve collected from previous events the past few months particularly from Death Row Designs and Fancy Decor but also inspired by Birdy and Scarlet Creative‘s additions from the current round of The Arcade… I give you the music parlour!

What I’m wearing can all be found at this month’s The Liaison Collaborative. Luxuria brings out my inner starlet in her gorgeous lingerie this month, perfect with Earthstones indulgent jewelry and kitten heels by Baiastice!

Enjoy the grandness of Second Life where you can live in the lap of luxury for a fraction of the price 😉 !

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Trinity 1.5 – LAQ

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands / Feet – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Vera (Cream) – INSOL **NEW** @TheBookofDaniel

Hair – Scarlett – D!va **NEW** @TLC

Outfit – Bombshell Lingerie (pink) – {Luxuria} **NEW** @TLC

Shoes –  Glamor Kitten Heels *Slink-fit (peach) – Baiastice **NEW** @TLC

Jewelry – Bacall Pearl Choker, Cocktail Ring, Bracelet & Earrings – Earthstones **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Build – Venice Gacha: Palazzo Vinci MT Prefab (RARE), Lace Couch, Console Table – Scarlet Creative **NEW** @The Arcade

Boudoir Gacha: Fireplace, Mirror, Pink Rug – Birdy **NEW** @The Arcade

Mystery Mansion 2 Gacha: Gramophone – DRD **NEW** @The Arcade

Victorian Musicroom: Harpsichord, Harp, Cello, Chandelier, Seating (pink) – DRD

Music Parlor Gacha: Rug, Handel Portrait, Beethoven Portrait, Music Book – Fancy Decor

Free Spirit Gacha: Round Table (mahogony) – Tarte. **NEW** @The Arcade

Summer Moved On Gacha: Vase w/Carnations (gold) – ARIA **NEW** @The Arcade

The Nook Gacha: Crystal Candelabra (modified) – Pixel Mode **NEW** @The Arcade

Flying Papers – Kalopsia

Scattered Sheet Music – Floorplan

Milton Curtains – Apple Fall **NEW** @FaMESHed

{ Welcome to the Dead & Breakfast }

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Dark and morbid yet elegantly gothic..

..the Dead & Breakfast Inn invites you to come stay for fright or two.  

Eat, drink and be scary!  The company and accomodations are to die for!  

This is our busy season so please remember to book a head.  

Warning!! Abundance of pictures ahead! I had a bit too much fun getting into the Halloween spirit this past weekend and put together a creepy version of a vintage Bed & Breakfast with all the wonderfully spooky creations that were out in Second Life this past month.  HauntedInn-Entry_FINAL

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Dining Room / Entertaining Area

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Sitting Room / Lobby

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Details in Review

Come and stay if you dare…

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CREDITS

Outside / Exterior

House – Wildrose Manor – Dust Bunny *tinted texture

Dead & Breakfast Sign & Halloween Pumpkin Candleholders – DRD

Scarecrow – [ zerkalo ] **NEW**

Back to Black Gacha: Cemetary Gate – Apt. B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Stone Wall – Kalopsia

Graves & Old Trees (brown) – L12

Stoney Path – [DDD]

Entryway

TAG Gacha: Secretaire (RARE) – [Deadwool]

TAG Gacha: Hotel Paranoia – Black Jack (coatrack) – Remarkable Oblivion

TAG Gacha: Cuddle Creepers – Rip the Skele-dog (RARE) – Jian

Wayward Halloween Gacha: Dead & Breakfast Sign – [Brixley]

Mystery Mansion Gacha: Suitcase Pile & Wall/Floor bloody textures – DRD

Worn Luggage Bag – Apple Fall

Writer’s Room Gacha: Oil Lamp – Pixel Mode

Rolltop Desk Set Accessories – [noctis]

Dining Room

Halloween Decor Set: Console, Ghost Frame, Skull, Donuts, Eyes Jar, Candles, Halloween Flags, Dining Table, Chairs, Bench, Rose Vase, Blood Bottle & Glasses – GizzA

TAG Gacha – Lenore Set: (dead) Roses, Rug, Candlesticks, Cabinet (white), Table & Urn – Mudhoney

TAG Gacha – Spiderweb Rocking Chair – {vespertine}

TAG Gacha – Gothic Diva: Abstract Sculpture – NOMAD

Mystery Mansion Gacha: Creepy Doll (minus chair) – DRD

TAG Gacha – Dining with Death: Skelly Dinner Guest (eat), Table Settings – *Shai*

Back to Black Gacha: Chandalier – Apt. B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Boney Candle Holders – Schadenfreude **NEW** @C88

Witching Hour Candy Apples – {What Next} **NEW** @C88

Baxter Cake Stand w/Cupcakes – The Loft **NEW** @C88

Garden Gacha: Old Book Pile – {anc}

Broken Antique Mirrors – Medieval Fantasy

Body under Blood Stained Rug – House of Avro

Relaxed Roman Shades – Mudhoney

Arcade Love Curtain Pane – Scarlet Creative

Sitting Room

Back to Black Gacha: Sofa (RARE), Chair, Rug, Drawers, Light (candelabra), Pumpkins – Apt B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Halloween Decor: Frames – GizzA

TAG Gacha – Family Tree – {vespertine}

Halloween Bottles – DRD

Musical Clock Gacha: Perpetuum Mobile – [ContraptioN]

Mystery Mansion Gacha: Chandelier w/webs – DRD

Door Curtains – Kalopsia **NEW** @ShinyShabby

 Wearing

Mesh Head – Jessica – CATWA

Skin/Appliers – TAG Gacha: Bloody Ghost 6 w/Bloody Hands – [theSkinnery]

Wayward Halloween Gacha: Zombie Eyes (red) – .{PSYCHO.Byts}.

Hair – Rhea – AMACCI **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Wayward Halloween Gacha: Vanessa Dress Black (RARE) – FAIDA & Fallen Gods

Sweet November Gacha: Mink Fur (gray) – Silvery K. **NEW** @GachaGarden

TAG Gacha – Victorian Mourning Hat (Mystery RARE) – Kalopsia

Jewelry – Anais Necklaces/Chokers/Ring – Plastik **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hocus Pocus Gacha: Mr. Bigglesworth (gray) – Birdy

Poses by Manifeste & Kirin

**Please Note any items from Wayward Halloween and TAG Gachas may not be available in stores right away to play.. Mystery RARES are exclusive to the event during it’s duration only**

{ Finding Balance }

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As a mom, this time of year is a bit of a challenge in my house.  The start of the school year is always busy preparing and getting back to a routine.  Having to keep everyone on task and keeping up with homework assignments, volunteering in the classroom, PTA fundraisers, and extra curricular activities.. and before you know it, it’s Halloween, then Thanksgiving and SURPRISE!!! … Christmas again.  It all comes on so quickly, I hardly have time to think let alone do anything for myself.  But I still have all my other responsibilities around the house.. the cooking and cleaning, nonstop picking up after 3 boys and 2 cats, and then there’s Second Life and blogging and client photography.

I have determined that in order to keep my sanity…either I need to 1. win the lottery 2. discover how to clone myself or 3. find balance.  Since 1. and 2. are likely to not occur within my lifetime, I’m going to need to focus my energies on 3. FINDING BALANCE.  It’s a lot harder than it sounds.  Life is like juggling a bunch of balls, the more you add to the mix, the more difficult it is to keep them all going.. eventually one is going to drop. And when one goes, sometimes they all go.  I learned years ago that too many balls can have a devastating effect on one’s mental and physical health.  It’s important to know your limits.  I still struggle with this daily. Learning to say “no” has always been hard for me.  I’m a people-pleaser by nature and don’t like disappointing anyone.  My attempts at being WonderWoman have made me sick more often than I care to admit.

There are things that I do for myself though… that are good for my soul.  They help me push out the stress for a little while and refocus.  Sometimes in the middle of blogging deadlines, I will stop and do a photo for me, something personal.  It’s therapeutic.  Just as every few weeks I treat myself to a manicure and pedicure in my 1st life.  Taking care of myself is just as important for me as it is for the people in my life.  I’m no good to anyone if I’m a wreck.  I know I can really only speak as a woman and mother, but I think these ideas are pretty universal across all people in that: moderation is key.  Too much of anything can be.. well? too much.

Anyway.. maybe it was the massage I finally had last night, after 4 years of having a giftcard for it but took the plunge and got it done.  It was just what I needed.  I know I deserved it and plan to make it a regularly scheduled event now.  A little light at the end of a very busy tunnel each month.

For those struggling and juggling and still seeking their light.. I wish you balance. I hope you find those things in your life that help you stay centered and at peace. ❤

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Katra Ballerina (Europa 04 A) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Arden – TRUTH **NEW**

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (angel) – Buzzeri

Top – Ana Tank Top w/Gym Top 2.0 – Addams **NEW** @Uber

Bottoms – Cora Shorts (patterned) – Just Because **NEW** @Uber

Poses – Yoga Poses – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @FLF

Scene for Photo #1 – Kennedy Interiors by Britain Knave-Kennedy

Build for Photo #2 – For Eku The Retreat Prefab – Scarlet Creative

{ Let’s run away to the country, you and me.. }

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**Items marked in Italics are Gacha items**

PHOTO #1 CREDITS

Build – Manor House – Apple Fall **NEW** @FaMESHed

Flagstone – Apple Fall

Millmoon Bed & Nightstands, Pitcher & Bowl – Pixel Mode **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Memaw’s Quilts (dingy) – cinphul **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Grandfather Clock Shelf – [bauwerk] 22769 **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Farm Living Gacha: Alarm Clock – Apt. B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Country Living Gacha: Pillow – [zerkalo] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Lisa Lamp, Birdcage, Victoria Chandelier, Writer’s Room: My Cup of Tea – Pixel Mode

Stepladder, Worn Luggage, Twig Wreath, Book pile, Leather Moccasins, Heart “I adore you”, Blanket Curio, Reaching Plant – Apple Fall

Spring Garden Coffee Table, Rustic Frame Mirrors – [Brixley]

Russian Woodwork Inspired Mirrors (short white) – TORO

Tree Ring Daisy, Open Heart Book – Floorplan.

Vintage Frames – Dust Bunny

Animal Rug (cream) – Junk.

The Arcade Love Curtains – Scarlet Creative

PHOTO #2 CREDITS

Build – Manor House – Apple Fall **NEW** @FaMESHed

Country Living Gacha: rug, wooden washtub, burlap bag, washboards, ladder, coat hanger (RARE), Shelves – Apt. B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Memory Chair & Sunflowers – [bauwerk] 22769 **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Slatted Letter “S” and “heart” –  Kaleidescope **NEW** @GachaGarden

Dreamer’s Corner: Mirror – [zerkalo] **NEW** @GachaGarden

Old & Rusted Gacha: Floor Rags – Apt. B

Primavera in Toscana Gacha: Laundry Basket/stool – 8f8

Vintage Armchair Gacha: (Set 02) – [Ilaya] **NEW** @GachaGarden

Stature Fireplace (RARE) – Apple Fall

Victoria’s Bath Gacha: Candle Trio – Pixel Mode

{ Afternoon Tea } NEW from Shiny Shabby!

Shiny Shabby is open for another round of shopping goodness and this month’s theme is “From Russia with Love” featuring so many amazingly talented artists and their Russian inspired wares. Beautiful ethnic fashions, rich textures and patterns, and intricately ornate home furnishings for decorating inside and out. Several creators have touched on the the lavishness of vintage Russian style offering varying Samovar tea sets.Teatime_FINAL

In addition I was very excited to see a few new applier offerings for mesh heads.  I am loving this new Slink Visage applier from [TheSkinnery] called “Alyona”. With or without freckles in 3 different brow options.  Beautifully blushed cheeks make me feel like a doll.  The Absinthe Dress, from GizzA, is available in 5 different floral patterns and each comes with a coordinating floral necklace to match.Teatime-Closeup_FINAL

Shiny Shabby is open until May 14th, so you have plenty of time to get over there and check it out!

Happy Shopping! ❤

CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Head – Visage “Emma” – Slink

Skin/Visage Applier – Alyona (RBf) – [TheSkinnery] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Eyes – Crystal (winter) – BUZZERI

Hair – Miss Mabel V2 (light browns) – Lamb! **NEW** @TagGacha

Outfit – Absinthe Dress w/Necklace (vintage teal) – GizzA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Malgo (leather navy) – Just Design **NEW**

Scenery

Neva Chapel – Scarlet Creative **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Antique Tea Cart, Chair, Bookstack, Teacups – Kalopsia **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Douze Roses Gacha: Step Stool & Ladder – APT B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Short Russian Woodwork Mirror (white) – TORO **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Samovar, Sugar Pot, Napkin Holder, Tray (Tzar) – 8f8 **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Moscow Nights Gacha: Bowl with Candies & Lemon Porcelain – Zerkalo **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Poses

Pic #1 (full body) – Stand #484 – !Bang **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pic #2 (closeup) – Simpli Series II #5 – An Lar **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ Sunday Girl }

Tender is the night
Lying by your side
Tender is the touch
Of someone that you love too much
Tender is the day
The demons go away
Lord I need to find
Someone who can heal my mind

Come on, come on, come on, get through it
Come on, come on, come on, love’s the greatest thing
Come on, come on, come on, get through it
Come on, come on, come on, love’s the greatest thing
That we have
I’m waiting for that feeling
I’m waiting for that feeling
Waiting for that feeling to come

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CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Grazia (Asia 06 F) – Glam Affair **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hair – Octavia (light browns) – TRUTH **NEW**

Outfit – Zara Jans – Eclipse Design **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Darya Wedges – Eudora  **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Pikorua Necklace – Empyrean Forge **NEW** @FantasyFaire

Pose – Stand 486 – !bang  **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Scene

Neva Chapel – Scarlet Creative  **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Dolce Vita Scooter – Kalopsia

Stoney Path – [DDD]

Grass, bushes, Fence – [We’re CLOSED]

{ His & Hers }

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CREDITS

“His” Photo

Hudson Townhouse – Scarlet Creative **NEW**

The Infamous Armchair, Books, Pillows, Chess Set & Globe – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Bean Bag Chair w/Blanket (coffee) – Consignment & Floorplan **NEW**

Industrial Lamp, Antique Art, Masculine Bar, Banana Tree, Monogram Suitcases – Apple Fall **NEW**

Old Radiator & Vintage Camera Light – Junk. **NEW**

Cream Animal Rug – Junk. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Stone Fireplace & Fireplace Blankets – Dutchie **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Nile String Light Hangers – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Hanging Sheer Drape & Cigar Lounge Decor – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW**

Langdon Table – CONVAIR **NEW**

“Hers” Photo

Hudson Townhouse – Scarlet Creative **NEW**

Stone Fireplace – Dutchie **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Nile String Light Hangers – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Cream Animal Rug – Junk.**NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Victoria Bed – Pixel Mode **NEW**

Upcycled Armchair (blue), Porcelain Vase of Flowers, Little Rusty Lantern – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW**

Shabby Table – HIDEKI **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Apothecary Cabinet – tarte. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Writer’s Desk (pink) – floorplan. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Vesna Vintage Slipcovered Chair & Decorative Tea cup – ARIA **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Little White Cabinet & Walking Sticks – junk. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Table Chandelier, Carpets, Ballet Shoes on Pillows – GA Home **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

the pea princess’s DIY bookstack – [ keke ]**NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Print Rollscreen – {anc} **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Victoria Chandelier – Pixel Mode **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Alicia Set: Mirror, frame, brush jar & makeup stand – MudHoney **NEW**

{ The Gathering } Newness at The Liaison Collaborative

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~ by Trinetty Skytower ~

CREDITS

Large Wooden Clock & Autumn Entryway Table – Alouette **NEW** @TLC

Winter Harvest Dining Table Set & Cabinet w/milk can, teapot, coffee grinder, wall sign – 22769 [bauwerk]

**NEW** @TLC

Cheese plate & wine bottles – [ht:home] **NEW** @TLC

Rustic Frames – [Brixley] **NEW** @TLC

Framed Leaf (autumn) – [Conspiracy] **group gift

Lemon tea & Renaissance Fur Rugs – Apple Fall

Haunted Birdcage (gold & red) – floorplan.

Potted Scrub Maple (reds) – Forest Floor

Railroad Tie Chandelier – PILOT **NEW**

Lavender Brown House – Scarlet Creative **NEW**

{ Dance like no one’s watching, Sing like no one’s listening }

I decided to throw caution to the wind, crank up my tunes and dance in my underpants. Who cares about the neighbors?! It’s the cats that are really judging me here, as cats usually do. This ain’t no American Idol finalist but it comes from the heart.

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Featuring one from a new set of poses “Paulina” created by oOo Studio for Fifty Linden Fridays this week. I have been trying to wear my Belleza Venus body as much as possible 1. because i love it so much and 2. challenging myself to find all the ways it can work for me. Trying it here with the Visage head from Slink and since there are few skinmakers that make appliers for both the Visage AND Belleza – Izzie’s was the winner here!  Her lovely Maci skin on my face and just recently added Belleza appliers were the perfect choices for this look.

My dancing feet needed these adorable toeless socks & ballet shoe combo from Reign at FaMESHed this month, covering up with the open denim shirt from Emery also at FaMESHed.  This was also where I picked up the laid back messy bed from Stockholm & Lima which has a great texture change option to suit your style.  Wall decor by Brixley out now at The Liaison Collaborative perfect for this transition into Winter in my nice new cozy Scarlet Creative house from Collabor88.  So many great events going on right now!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – “Emma” Visage Head – Slink

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin Appliers – Maci for Slink Visage Head / Pale skin for Belleza Venus – Izzie’s

Ears – Simple Ears HUTUU – [MANDALA]

Hair – Aida – TRUTH **NEW**

Top – Denim Shirt Bosworth (Med Blue) – Emery **NEW** @FaMESHed

Intimates – Helena Panties & Bra (nude) – Belleza

Shoes – Kerin Flats (tan) – REIGN. **NEW** @FaMESHed

Accessory – MyPhone & Earphones – MUSCHI

SCENE & POSES

Lavendar Brown House Prefab – Scarlet Creative **NEW** @C88

Wall Décor – Rustic Frames – [Brixley] **NEW** @TLC

Autumn’s End Bed – Stockholm & Lima **NEW** @FaMESHed

Posed Cats – (fashionably dead) **previous Arcade Gachas

Cat toys – Half-Deer **NEW** @The Chapter Four

Paulina #4 – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF

{ My Secret Budoir }

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This was one of those photos that was supposed to get done weeks ago and got put off a bit to meet other deadlines but instead of skipping it altogether I really wanted to make it happen.. better late than never.  It was about time to do something a little sexy and feminine…One by one I had collected each piece and once I found this lovely daybed from Scarlet Creative, which is out now at The Liaison Collaborative, I knew it was meant to be.  The picture just came together on it’s own.  A perfect little vintage hideaway… welcome to my (not so) Secret Budoir!

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STYLE CREDITS

Skin – Brooke (Med 07 Br) – Belleza @Uber (Oct round)

Makeup – Beauty Mark 1 & 3 (Mae Skin from V&C Fair) – Belleza

Hair – Giz (Type B – Citrine) – D!va

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (Winter) – Buzzeri

Lashes – Dolly & Flutter Falsies – Candy Mountain

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Lingerie – Vintage Lady Vest Dress (Begie) – =Zenith= **NEW**

Shoes – Steampunk Fitted Boots – Pure Poison **NEW**

Jewelry – Malkyn Collar (brown leather – gold/white) – [ILAYA] **NEW**

Jewelry – Renee Earring (gold w/white pearl) – *LODE* **NEW** @The Fantasy Collective

Accessory – Eye Piece (Vintage) – ::TI::

SCENE & POSES

Cupcake Lights (brown) – 8f8

du Macaron Daybed (Citron) – Scarlet Creative **NEW** @TLC

The White Rug (edited) – [Tia]

La Miroire de la Marquise Set – Kalopsia

Corset Chair – Cheeky Pea

Poses 195 (full photo) & 198 (close up) – Slouch