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

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

Colonna Coffee

Winter Thorn from What Next has released an amazing new coffee station for Fifty Linden Fridays. I don’t typically blog things I get from FLF, simply because I can never make the few hour deadline by the time I get off work, but when I finished setting up the station in my makeshift living room, I couldn’t resist.

The set comes with sideboard, accessories and texture change frame. The interactive coffee machine comes in six colors, though sold separately. Everything together is not only a steal for 100L, but the set is only 8LI.

The Scene:

What Next – Colonna Coffee Station – Sideboard, Decor & Coffee Machine (white) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore (for FLF)
8f8 – Toscana Curtains
Amala – Antique Jug of Glowers (white) (modified)
Apple Fall – Cotton Cluster, Neva’s Fresh Apple Pie, Straw Broom, Milk Urn w/ Wild Geraniums, Oxford Wingback Chair (solids)
Dust Bunny – Firewood Basket, Sunday Newspaper, Blanket Ladder, Belted Pillows, Blanket Stool, Braided Rug

Beach Boho

The long-awaited summer round of the Oneword Event has arrived, bringing this months word of choice full of all things Boho, so if you’re looking to be flirty and free this summer, head on over and pick up some fun poses, clothing, decor and more!

The Oneword Event ends on the 31st and word submissions will open up soon after, so don’t miss out!

The Scene:

Bauwerk – Little Boho Bench (mesh) (teal) NEW RELEASE @ Oneword
Llorisen – Boho Summer Daybead (mesh)
Dust Bunny – Summer Picnic Ukulele (mesh) & Wood Beaded Curtain (mesh)
Revival – Pillow Pile II & Camp Fire (mesh)
Fiasco – Desert She Shed (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ Oneword
The Loft – Wooden Rug

Afternoon Delight

Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya
Bermuda, Bahama,
come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego,
baby why don’t we go…

Boy, am I still wishing I was on vacation! Even though I have the day off, the rest of me is already groaning about having to go back to work. It definitely takes at least a week to get back into the right mindset after a week off, so I am using the best parts of the afternoon to relax, jamming to the Beach Boys and wearing this cute tassle-kini from Foxes and lovely heels from Glamistry.

The bikini is from last months round of the Luxe Box, with registration ending in just two short days in order to receive your July package! Remember, you can still purchase them inworld if you miss a month, but it’s going to cost you that additional L$500, so hurry and sign on up before it’s too late!

I’ve also been redoing my sim… again. And, even though I typically start a new theme before I finish setting up the current one (much to Petey’s dismay) I still enjoy snapping pictures all over the place. Despite living in Florida, I am currently enjoying the tropical flavor in SL as well!

My Outfit:

Genesis Lab – Summer Mesh Head (cream)
Foxes – Tassle Kini (mesh) (w/hud) for Luxe Box (June 2016)
Glamistry – Anemuna Heels (mesh) (w/hud)
Moon Hair – Obedear (mesh) (variety) for the Pulse Fundraiser

The Scene:

The Loft – Norma Lounger Bed (mesh) & Backyard Theatre Candles & Antilles Hat Basket & Linen Trim Rug (mesh) (beige)
8f8 – Bali Parasol (mesh)
Trompe Loeil – Valiano Bistro Table (mesh)
Bazar – Crete Succulents (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Kunst – Malbec Wine Bottle (mesh)
Dust Bunny – Getaway Basket & Flip Flops & Beach Towel Tote/Tribal (mesh)
Aria – Potted Cactus

Magic Woman

It’s nearing the end of the month and that means there are only a few more shopping days left to grab some of the great new releases currently out. Oneword is back with a bang after a holiday hiatus and has an awesome magic themed event going that you won’t want to miss. The Arcade is also winding down and there just so happened to be some fantastic magical inspired pieces out as well, as well as many other favorites.

Both events end on March 31st, so hurry before it’s too late!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Clara (asia)
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Pink Hustler – 8116 (mesh) (sample) NEW RELEASE @ Oneword (Magic)
Sorbet – Robe Reveur (mesh) (galaxie) NEW RELEASE @ Oneword (Magic)
Essenz – Cape Verde (mesh) (black)

Pose by Nantra (sleight of hand) NEW RELEASE @ Oneword (Magic)

The Scene:

Apple Fall – Period Fireplace & Broom (mesh) (modified) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Birdy – Magical Menegarie – Display RARE, Griffon Stand (brown and smoke,) Phoenix Stand RARE, A Guide to Pets GIFT (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Brixley – Spring Dining Table (mesh) (wood) (modified) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Dust Bunny – Storybook Living – Black Candlestick Phone, Gramaphone, Cake Tin Planter, Suitcase Stack, Old Backpack (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Nomad – Magician’s Set, Burlesque Vendor RARE, Ventriloquist Dummy RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Random Matter – Librarium – Book Stack, Rugs (blue,) Cauldrons, Bookcase RARE, Ladder, Hourglass (silver), Chair (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade