A few weeks ago, it was suggested that community life might be worth trying out. Now if someone would have told me that a couple of years ago, I wouldn’t have given it a second thought. But seeing as how I am trying a new approach to my SL, I decided to give it a shot.
Cedar Creek Township is an RP community with 14 sims of beautiful commercial and residential property and an amazing group of people. In the passed couple of weeks as I’ve explored the town and checked things out, I found myself in the midst of some amazing scenarios. A storm system complete with torrential rains and flash floods, a shark on the lose and fires breaking out all over town. It was quite riveting to watch the efforts of the locals running search and rescue and taking care of one another.
I am already excited to be making new friends and I’ve even gotten off the waiting list and rented a beautiful craftsman style home. I can’t wait to start decorating and get more involved in community life. Heh, who would have thought: me, a girl in the suburbs?
So, what are your thoughts on town living? Do you prefer something more private, or do you enjoy the hustle of a larger community?
ONSU – Cucumber House
Anxiety – The Meeting Place – Candlesticks & Tea and Cookies & Old News NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Apple May Designs – Blissful Strawberry Cake & Chair w/Blanket & Dining Chair (light wood) & Fruit Tray NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Bazar – Forest Candles
Dahlia – Gokotta – Crepes & Flower Arrangement & Bruleed Eggs & Berry Bowl (cream) & Croissants NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Granola – Honey and Berries NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Half-Deer – Summer Paradise – Sun Hat Clutter (tan) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Milk Motion – Vineyard Picnic – Grapes & Vineyard Picnic Skybox RARE NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Sallie – Brunch in Green – Tree Bark Slice w/ Plate (pink) & Dining Table (light) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
With temperatures in the high 80s and a few beach days already behind me, it’s Summer here in Florida as far as I’m concerned. Everyone who knows me, knows that Summer is my favorite time of the year. Short shorts, a summer glow and my favorite chair in the surf is really all a girl needs to enjoy this time of year.
Cielo from Moss & Mink has totally hit home with a new tufted chaise and oversized pouf, available at faMESHed. It’s seriously perfect for my favorite Summer activity. My Osmia and Navy & Copper pairing have me all warm and bubbly inside over the matching sweet mint of the these stripes and headband. I’m in love.
I also went a tone darker with new Glam Affair skin Zoe. I love the fierce eyebrows she’s sporting and the way this ‘summer glow’ highlighter from Mai Bilavio compliments her pouty lips.
LeLutka – Korina Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Zoe (tone 7) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Mai Bilavio – Summer Glow Collection (medium) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Navy & Copper – Lungo (natomr&tips)
Phedora – Annisa Platforms (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Osmia – Elison Top & Shorts (striped pink) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Kibitz – Lloru’s Rings & Summer Loving Necklace (gold)
Moss & Mink – Tufted Chaise (spring) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Pose by LJR (summer solstice 2)
Backdrop by Minimal (mykonos)
22769 – Enchanted Greenhouse RARE NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Dahlia – Vintage Memories – Ballet Stool (peach/modified) & Clock (white) & Fancy Jars NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Disorderly – Macaron Spring / Music NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Half-Deer – Spring Serenade – Flower Gramophone (light) & Fox in Pot NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Lode – Eucalyptus & Rose Vase
Granola – A Simple Girls Hat / RARE NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Moss & Mink – Betty Garden Table & Chairs (dark)
Mudhoney – Pax Salt Candle NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Mutresse – Chubby Puppies (laying2) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Nutmeg – Old Story Frames
Second Spaces – Odds&Ends – Vintage Trunk Solo NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Vespertine – Spring Rose Arrangement (pink tones) NEW RELEASE @ Belle Event
What Next – Bailey Turntable V1 NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Sintiklia – Elvina Hair (classy) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Kotte – Bebop Robe (white)
Essenz – Honolulu (white)
Moss & Mink – Monique Vanity Dresser NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Zaara – Silver Jewelry Box
Apple Fall – Bathroom Lotions
Aria – Bella Perfume Tray
Lode – Bougainvillea Vase (coral)
Tres Blah – Tossed Clothes
What Next – House Plant / Rubber
Hello lovelies, and happy holidays! With Christmas now behind us and just a few more days until the new year, I wanted to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Apple Fall – Rustic Cart Coffee Table & Period Fireplace
Bazar – Forest Candles a&b
Dust Bunny – Willow Farmhouse & Wool Zag Rug
Half-Deer – Christmas Tree – Traditional
Hive – Lighted Holiday Wreath & Garland
Moss & Mink – Bethany Sofa & Chair (w/hud)
Mutresse – Yawning Shortie Cat
Omen – Waiting for Santa Paws Puppy
What Next – Dear Santa Cookies & Holiday Nutcracker (drummer) & Christmas Stockings & December Potted Poinsettia
Christmas is almost here and I am so excited! It’s my favorite holiday and seriously, I’ve been planning the festivities since like, June. I don’t do too much decorating in SL for Christmas, simply because it comes and goes so fast that by the time I get around to finishing a project, it’s time to tear it down again. But, I do love hoarding everything Christmas. And winter. And holidays. No wonder my inventory is so big.
Nevertheless, it’s that time of year and with designers releasing their wares and events such as Tannenbaum and the Arcade introducing their seasonal rounds, there is stuff everywhere!
I’ve played around with yet another tablescape for Christmas. What can I say? It’s a hobby! I’ve been in love with this new French Dining Set from Moss & Mink since it came out and I knew instantly that I wanted to do something elegant for the holidays. The table and chairs both include a hud to change the textures and patterns. In my mind, I pictured something with lots of white and gold, but then I saw this floral pattern for the chairs with blues, greens and reds and that idea went out the window.
My prized decor from What Next and goodies from the up and coming December round of the Arcade round out my holiday dining room and Christmas Feast!
Apple Fall – Stature Fireplace/Rare & Autumn Place Setting (modified)
Bazar – Forest Candles
Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Chocolate Mousse & Antipasto Marble Platter NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Disorderly – Fancy Glam – Oversized Deer (gold) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Dust Bunny – Harvest Feast Food Set
Glam Affair – Christmas Candles
Moss & Mink – French Dining Set (w/hud)
Pixel Mode – Long Drape (sheer/white)
Sese – Winter Ice Rink/Wreath NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
The Loft – Angkor Place Setting (modified)
Trompe Loeil – 2018 Advent Calendar Collection (some items modified) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
What Next – Diamonds Rug (natural) & House Plants Set/Rubber Tree & Eucalyptus & Country Kitchen Apple PIe
Zaara – Chandelier/Rare
220ml – How to Kill the Princess – Happy & Sad Mirror, Poison Bottles, Evil Chalice NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
22769 – Small Candlestick, Coffin Table NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Apple Fall – Period Fireplace (black)
Ariskea – Autumn Poppies & Cute Dots Daliah (modified)
Atomic – Witches’ Brew Cafe – Devilish Cupcakes NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Empire – Halloween – Boo Sign (black,) Spider (black) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Fancy Decor – Warden Pumpkin & Wine/Glasses (modified) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Hextraordinary – Nope Cat – Witchy Nope NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Kalopsia – Melted Candles (red) & Scream Cake NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Kres – Creepy Creations – Tube o’Berries, Hemlock Root NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Kunst – Candle Holder, Potion Vials NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Minimal – Insomnia Dining Room NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Moss & Mink – Twilight Zone – Sidetable, Witchy Hatstand, Candleabra, Witchy Cakes, Nightlight Pumpkin NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Schadenfreude – Autumn Bounty – Place Setting & Black Squirrel Guest
Sese – Haunted Bar – Stand & Hand, Plate & Brain (modified) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Trompe Loeil – Octobertime Pumpkins – Branch & Evil & Wicked NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
What Next – Witching Hour – Treats Sign, Punch, Candy Apples, Magic Bunting
I always find it funny how on a regular basis, I am notorious for never finishing a decorating project around my sim, yet bring in some themed goodies or all hail the holiday season and I am all a buzz with activity and inspiration. Go figure, right?
All of these new harvest and Fall inspired releases have made me a decorating fiend and anyone who’s ever seen my Pinterest account knows I am a sucker for tablescapes. Not only has the Arcade provided a grab bag full of Fall fun, but Apple Fall has released his new Anashara dining set (a couple of pieces shown above) and What Next has started whipping up some beautiful new Fall decor!
What is your most favorite part about decorating for the holiday seasons?
22769 – Ivy Wreath & Potted Monstera & Round Hemp Rug & Porcelain Pitcher NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
220ML – Candy Sweet Shop – Chocolate Cupcake NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Apple Fall – Hampton Outdoor Fireplace & Apple Sprig/Branch & Mini Pumpkins & Woodland Deer (brass)
Apple May Designs – Apple Fruit Bowl & Harvest Cake (vanilla) & Harvest Candle Decor NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Bazar – Wine Bottles & Forest Candles & Forest Place Setting (napkin only)
ChicChica – Petit Four #5, #10, #16 NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Disorderly – Falling for Desserts – Apple Crisp & Pumpkin Parfait & Apple Cake NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Dust Bunny – Pumpkin Stack & Autumn Place Setting & Pumpkin Centerpiece & Wanderlust Bread Basket & Berry Cake & Wine Bottles & Candle Cup
Granola – Maggie’s Bell Decor/Reward & Pinecones and Acorns NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Pixel Mode – Vintage Chef – Salt & Pepper NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
What Next – ‘I Love Fall’ Blocks & Harvest Wall Decor & Starry Pumpkins & Harvest Wheat Vase (tinted) NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
The first day of Fall is tomorrow!
Hard to believe it’s already here, right? Although I am a Summer girl at heart, I do love the Autumn season, especially when all my favorites start arriving. Pumpkin spice, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas- the list is endless! I also happened to have a whole lot of fun jumping in piles of leaves after Petey raked them all up. Don’t tell!
I also happen to love the layering potential when it comes to cozy cool weather clothing. Bonbon has this adorable plaid skirt for their Arcade gacha, which happens to pair perfectly with the new boots from Decoy.
Glam Affair also has a great new skin out for Powder Pack. I don’t subscribe to this one, but this skin is definitely worth giving it a chance. Eloise has elegant, soft brows and the contouring option on the HUD really highlights her features. I did stray from my matching lipsticks and instead went with the Crush set from League, which adds a bold pop of color.
Who’s ready for the new season?
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Eloise (tone 6) NEW RELEASE for Powder Pack
League – Crush Lipstick A
BonBon – Falling Lady Skirt (7) & Leaves Aura NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Tableau Vivant – Falling Hair (shortfall/browns) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Blueberry – Shyla Knotted Top
Petite Mort – Cable Knit Sweater
Decoy – Wandering Leaf Gacha – Boots (brown) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Moon – Thrifty Leather Bag (black) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Half-Deer – Forest Sonata – Acorn Party NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Schadenfreude – Natural Acorn Chipmunk NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Sari-Sari – Fallen Leaves
Action – Autumn Leaves
Wednesday – Rainy Days – Camera – NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade