And to all a Good Night

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!

The Scene:

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 Countdown

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!

The Scene:

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

Midnight Snack

The Scene:

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

Feast Your Eyes

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?

Love Cara

The Scene:

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

Hello Fall

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?

Love Cara

My Outfit:

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

The Scene:

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

Live Fast, Live Hard

The Arcade has rolled out all sorts of new releases for September! I am even more excited that there are a lot of wearables this round, as well as a good mix of Summer and the soon-to-be Fall gachas.

The title of my post so perfectly describes my RL lately, extremely busy, but you’ll see lots more posts coming soon! On top of that, Hurricane season is upon us and while we’ve been lucky here in Florida so far, I hope all of you on the East Coast stay safe! <3

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Paula (tone 06) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Navy&Copper – Bicerin (ombres&tips)
Osmia – Phoebe Lace Up Jeans NEW RELEASE @ N21
Tentacio – Brook Style – Top (black) & Bra (w/hud) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Native Urban – Nevermind Shoes (black/rare) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Milk Motion – Cowry Short Necklace (black) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

Backdrop by Foxcity – Mood Gacha (live fast) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

Happy Easter

There are only a couple of more shopping days left to grab some gacha goodies at the Arcade! Grab your taxi here and load up on lots of spring inspired creations!

The Scene:

Anhelo – Camping Go Go – Instant Camera NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Aria – Solace Collection – Decorative Pillows NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Ariskea – Versailles – Letters & Hat Box and Pearl NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Half Deer – Beagle Puppies – Sweet Dreams NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Kite – Russian Blues – Cuddling NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Moss & Mink – Cake and Lace – Floral Vase & Blossom Cupcake NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
the Plastik – Sweet Meese – Leaf Mouse & Balloon Mouse NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Trompe Loeil – Emmeline Loungers – Bouquet NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Go! – Bunny Family/Soul and Bebop & (Haruko/Crocus (tinted) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade