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

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

Christmas Miracle

I finally had some time to photoshop the pictures of a scene I’ve been playing with lately. I even made an attempt to use the drawing pen I bought forever ago- but never could figure out. What do you guys think? I won’t even mention how long I stared at the screen.

Oh, and did I mention all of the lovely goodies available for Christmas lately, including those at the Arcade, which is already halfway through its December round!

Merry [almost] Christmas!

The Scene:

Apple Fall – Heritage Christmas Tree (spruce green)
Black Bantam – Christmas Miracle Baby 02 RARE NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Trompe Loeil – Floor Pillows & Floor Bells NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Osmia – Frosty Day – Baby Fawn Decor – 5 NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Astralia – Unicorns Christmas – Gift Boxes (red/gold) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Hive – Wooden Fireplace NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Commoner – Monogram Stockings C & P
What Next – Twinkly Cone Tree NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Mynx – Wood Board (noel) NEW RELEASE @ the Chapter Four

It’s Always Tea Time

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Cate Bento Mesh Head NEW RELEASE @ Skin Fair 2017
Glam Affair – Amaya (america) NEW RELEASE @ Skin Fair 2017
Cureless – Red Queens Realm – Curious Alice Dress RARE NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Moon Hair – Laynie (blondes) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Sari-Sari – A Bit of Wonderland – Headband (black) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Sweet Thing – Clockwork Doll – Ball-Jointed Doll Applier RARE NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

The Scene:

22769 – Colors of Spring – Amphore with Boxtree Brown NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Disorderly – UnBirthday Madness – Wonderland Entrance RARE, Looking Glass, Reserved for the Doormouse, Pouring the Tea (modified), Tea Times Three, Flyaway Stories NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Go! – Trolls Garden – Garden RARE (modified) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals – Cupcake the Rabbit NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
RH Design – Cafe in the Park – Music Clock RARE, Frost Cake, Marble Cake, Strawberry Cake, Cake Dish NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Sari-Sari – A Bit of Wonderland – Signs NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Trompe Loeil – Arboreal Accent Chair (carlisle) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Zerkalo – Yammies – Napkin, Lemon Sorbet NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade

Happy Holidays

The Scene:

22769 – My Little Cottage – Sloppy Cottage Rug & Tree Topper Gold RARE NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade & Tannenbaum
Aria – Nicola Pine Garland NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Ariskea – Winter in Canada – Green Wreath & Cappucino and Fruitcake NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Bee Designs – Christmas Ornaments Gold Baubles, Red Baubles, Garland & Twinkling Lights RARE NEW RELEASES @ Tannenbaum
Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Boogers – Grurfernder Berr NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Brixley – Cozy Cottage Skybox NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Can’t Even – Bauble Xmas Tree (red/green) NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Fancy Decor – Menorah (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Hive – Noel Tin Train & Cinnamon Stick Candle NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade & Tannenbaum
Jian – Holiday Huskies – Stocking Pupper (stitched) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Kalopsia – Bunny Foofoo & Deer Pull Along Toy NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Mon Cheri – Deer Figurine & Pillow Set NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Mutresse – Confused Dalmation Puppy NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Nefarious Inventions – Tree Skirt NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Sayo – Quilted Tile Fireplace NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Trompe Loeil – Advent Calendar – Christmas Pillow Pile & Sack of Presents NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
What Next – Christmas Gift Boxes NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore

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