{ White with Snow }

The lake is frozen over
The trees are white with snow
And all around reminders of you
Are everywhere I go
It’s late and morning’s in no hurry
But sleep won’t set me free
I lie awake and try to recall
How your body felt beside me
When silence gets too hard to handle
And the night too long

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STYLE CREDITS

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

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands (Bento) – Prohands – Vista **NEW**

Outfit – Lazy Day Gacha: Onesie (cream) – GizzA

Shoes – Lazy Day Gacha: Slipper Socks (cream) – GizzA

Pose / Prop – Winterview – oOo Studio **NEW COMING SOON** @TheSeasonsStory 1/10

Holly’s Home Gacha: Hanging Lights – The HIVE

Am Sick Gacha: Dackel Heat Pad, Get Well Card, Comfy Corner RARE, Lemon & Ginger Tea Tray RARE – Sari-Sari

Advent Calendar Gacha: Christmas Pillow Pile, Holiday Ottoman – Trompe Loeil

{ 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

{ I’ll get you my pretty! } Enchantment is OPEN!

…and your little dog too!

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Hi munchkins! We’re not in Kansas anymore!  It’s that magical month when Enchantment sweeps us all into a twister of shopping goodness..  That’s right, come stroll down the yellow brick road and find your favorite “Wizard of Oz” themed fashion, decor, beauty products and poses!

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 Enchantment will only continue thru August 31st, so hurry over before you wake up and miss this dream!

CREDITS

Mesh Head – Trinity – LAQ

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Skin/Applier – Eirtae – Elphaba – Lumae **NEW** @Enchantment

Hair – Scarlett – Tableau Vivant

Eyes – Dor (olive) – ARISE **NEW** @Enchantment

Outfit – Square Neck Dress & choker (black) – COCO **NEW** @Enchantment

Necklace – OGP Evanora Necklace – Whymsical Marketplace **NEW** @Enchantment

Other – The Wicked Witch Hat – Noble Creations **NEW** @Enchantment

Shoes – Witch Boots (green/black) – Wicca’s Wardrobe **NEW** @Enchantment

Wicked Witch Hand FX – Cole’s Corner **NEW** @Enchantment

DECOR

Build – Tower of the King Skybox – Trompe Loeil

Mountains – Lofoten Winter – Fanatik

Iron Garden Table Yellow Brick Road – [bauwerk] 22769 **NEW** @Enchantment

Wicked Hourglass – ::Static:: **NEW** @Enchantment

Flying Monkeys – SwaGGa **NEW** @Enchantment

Carved Wooden Throne – [DDD] Dysfunctional Designs

Fortune Teller’s Crystal Ball – TORO

Librarium Gacha: Chest RARE, Cauldrons, Rug (green), Bookstack, Candelabra – random.Matter

Pose #1 – Flamelia – L.Pearl Poses & Photography

Pose #2 – The Witch #1 – [Black Tulip] **NEW** @Enchantment

{ 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)

{ Darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter.. } Enchantment opens tomorrow!

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“The Little Mermaid” is the theme for the return of Enchantment!  If you haven’t heard of Enchantment, it’s an event in SL where designers and creators take inspiration from fairy tales.  This round is a particularly fun one for me, as “The Little Mermaid” is one of my long time loves.  How can you not be enchanted by tales of underwater castles, mermaid princesses and of course, evil sea witches??  Time to flip your fins like you just don’t care.
Wetter-closeup_FINALFor all things under the sea… check it out starting tomorrow, August 14th!  The event will continue thru September 4th.

STYLE CREDITS

**Will post URLs for Enchantment once event is opened!**

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Luna Uber (Jamaica 07 D) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Eyes – Aura Eyes (nebula) – Buzzeri **NEW** @TheMix

Mesh Lashes – Izzie’s **NEW** @TheMix

Hair – Urei (cinnamon) – ARGRACE

Outfit – Little Mermaid Gacha: Corset (ULTRA RARE), Panties (white) , Heels (gold) – FDD Stories **NEW** @Enchantment

Jewelry – Ariel Necklace & Bracelet (copper) – Kibitz **NEW** @Enchantment

Accessory – Ursula Full Headdress (color change!) – Plastik **NEW** @Enchantment

Other – Mermaid’s Delight Gacha: Seahorse companions #5 – Fawny **NEW** @GachaGarden

Other – Dry Kelp – { L o v e F o x } **NEW** @Enchantment

Nerissa Seashell Bath – Trompe Loeil

Pose #1 – Follies #3 (minus prop) – oOo Studio

Pose #2 – Part of your world #4 – elephante poses **NEW** @Enchantment

{ Desert Rose }

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand
I dream of fire
These dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man’s desire
This desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this
And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realise that nothing’s as it seems

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing Left

Mesh Head – Karin – LeLutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Rose (peach tone) – CandyDoll **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Scarlett w/hat (roots basics) – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @HairFair

Outfit – One-Shoulder Dress (tribal) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Lama (black leather) – Just Design

Jewelry – Drusilla Earrings (copper) – .random.Matter. **NEW** @Uber

Jewelry – Julius’ Brazalets (gold) – ::Una:: Creations **NEW** @TSA

Pose #484 – !bang

Wearing Right

Mesh Head Gacha: Julia (relaxed Cappuccino) – Genesis Lab **NEW** @Kustom9

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Cappuccino – Genesis Lab (included w/head)

Hair – Brigitte (dark blonde 01) – MURRAY **NEW** @HairFair

Outfit – Tiffany Romper (coffee) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Annie (Leather) – Just Design

Jewelry – Mohio Bracelet, Ring & Necklace – Empyrean Forge

Pose – Sitting Pretty 8 – Kirin **NEW** @Kustom9

Scene

Cassla Camping Chair (brown w/blanket) – Trompe Loeil **NEW** @Uber

Longhorn Skulls – TESLA

Roman Soldier Eagle – [Black Bantam] **NEW** @TSA

{ Una Cucina Piena di Amore e di Vino }

“I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.”

~ W.C. Fields

For those food & wine lovers who gather ’round their kitchens to laugh and enjoy one of life’s pleasures of the senses… I created a cozy yet rustic, old world style kitchen scene with a little help from the items at the current round of Shiny Shabby as well as Trompe Loeil and 8f8 creations.  Always amazed at what designers around the grid can come up with and share with us!

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CREDITS

Old & Rusted Gacha: Picture Chairs (2 were modified for the photo), Silverware, Metal Container, Floor Rags – APT B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

La Cantina Gacha: Easel (RARE), Hanging Apron, Wine Rack, Wine Set Used, Wine Set, Bucket, Wine books – YS&YS **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Picnic Gacha: Milk, Eggs, Spoons, Cake – Tentacio **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Mercury Storage Cabinet (dark) – Second Spaces **NEW** @FaMESHed

Clawfoot Height-Adjusting Table & Crumpled Newspaper – Apple Fall

Antique Kitchen Set: Wood Stove, Sink, Icebox, Island, Pot Rack – Trompe Loeil

Primavera in Toscana Gacha: Manor (RARE), Gourmet Set, Sifters, Chandelier, Shelf – 8f8

{ A little drunk on you and high on summertime } Shiny Shabby… going going gone! Last Day!

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CREDITS

Roma Picnic Table Set – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Table (white), Mini houses, Wood Panels (used as the barn) – Fancy Decor **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Throw Pillows – Tarte. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Douze Roses Gacha: Basket of pillows – Apt B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Russian Woodwork Inspired Large Mirror/Frame (dark wood) – TORO **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Stumpchair, Cotton Blind – Alchemist **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Russian Hand Harp – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Haybale Couch RARE (old gacha) – Floorplan.

Rustic Wall Sconces – Alouette

Apple baskets – Trompe Loeil

Stringing Lights, Condiments, Condiment bottles, Plates/Utensils – Pixel Mode

Lemonade RARE, Sliders, Pastries Tray, Cheese Tray (various old gachas) – Tres Blah

Lemons (old gacha) – Lark

Plate of Steaks & BBQ Chicken – SF

Posed Cats (old gacha) – Fashionably Dead

{ Fashion, Furniture and Fairytales, Oh MY! }

OneWord‘s back again this March (1st – 15th) with a theme of Fairytales, so time to summon your inner princess, snag your prince charming and come shopping!

oOo Studio has 2 NEW pose offerings for this event… a couples’ pose called “Perfect Fit” inspired by none other than Cinderella.  My lovely friend and fellow blogger, Charisma Jonesford, who also happens to be a huge Disney fan agreed to come pose for me and play the part of princess-in-the-making.  So big thank you for your help, my dear! ❤

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I was fortunate that Shiny Shabby has just opened and was full of great finds to decorate up this little cottage fitting of a fairytale. If you love vintage style decor and fashion, you will love this event!  Going on from now until March 15th.

The second offering from Ola for OneWord is a set of regal sitting poses called “Majesty”, perfect for all those mesh gowns with full skirts that make sitting like a lady a royal pain in the arse.  The set contains 8 poses in various sits and arm/hand positions.

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May you shop happily ever after!

CREDITS

Photo One – “Perfect Fit”

On Her

Hair – Dulce – TRUTH **NEW**

Outfit – Ren Medieval Roleplay Wench (red) – Evie’s Closet

Glass Slippers – Dysfunctional Designs

On Him

Hair – High & Dry – Exile

Outfit – Military Breeches & Drape Coat Set (Olive) – Mr. Poet

Shoes – Celine Oxfords (camel) – David Heather

Scene

Autumn Cottage – Trompe Loeil

Shabby Chic Chairs – APT B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Honey Pie Gacha: Aged Books & Candles, Stained Wood Table – {Reverie} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Victoria Sideboard, Birdcage & Chandelier – Pixel Mode **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Writer’s Desk (hunter) – Floorplan. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Rug & Pile of Books 1 – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Regal Standing Clock (brown) – [Consignment]

Maghnus Collection Wall Hanging & Cleaning Floors Chores Mop/bucket – Roawenwood

Pose – “Perfect Fit” – oOo Studio **NEW** @OneWord – COMING SOON!

Photo Two – “Majesty”

Wearing

Skin – Sophie (Asia 07) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Chapter4

Hair – Olivia – enVOGUE **NEW**

Outfit – Andel Gown (candy) – {Junbug}

Jewelry – Gacha: Perles de la mer Necklace & Gold Fantasy Crown – {Junbug}

Jewelry – Heritage Ring – Empyrean Forge **NEW**

Jewelry – Pearl Stud Earrings – (yummy)

Scene

Tower of the King Skybox – Trompe Loeil

Carved Wood Throne – Dysfunctional Designs

Victorian Gothic Candelabra – Ravenghost Interiors

Pose – Majesty #1 – oOo Studio **NEW** @OneWord – COMING SOON!