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Vintage Valentines

vintage valentines

Featuring *KATE*

I am a lover of all things vintage but especially vintage holiday decorations.  I saw these vintage Valentine textures quite a while back and knew that I wanted to use them sometime in the future.  I figured it would be in a framed display in my Second Life home since I wasn’t blogging back then but here they are and I am happy I get to use them for someone other than myself to see.

They just don’t make Valentines like they used to.  Most everything these days is licensed characters with a heart slapped on it somewhere.  I, myself, am a bit vintage so I can remember the cute Valentines with silly sayings like the bee saying “Bee Mine” or “Honey, I like you” and the little deer saying “I love you “deer-ly”.  I also remember spending the days leading up to Valentines Day decorating an old cereal box with construction paper and paper doily cut out hearts.  Once Valentine’s Day arrived we would all bring our boxes to school and when it was time to pass out Valentines we would drop them into each others beautiful cereal boxes.  Do kids even do that anymore??  If they don’t they are missing out on some great memories down the road.

*KATE* has released this adorable ring and bracelet set in time for Valentines Day.  It comes fitted for Maitreya and Slink and includes a hud to change metal textures as well as to hide/show the rings or bracelet. You can find it in the mainstore.

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Skin – Insol  – Nicole

Nail Polish – La Boheme LM With Love White

Rings/Bracelet – *KATE* – Love Set

Jeans – Addams – Collete Jeans

Sweater – ALT by Truth – College Sweater

Decor

Emily Desk – Second Spaces

Paper Hearts  – floorplan.

Jar with Reds – {vespertine}

Desk Chair – LAQ Decor

Old Scissors – PLAAKA

Sloppy Glue – Rachel Breaker

Scattered Papers – Vinscent

Vintage Valentine Textures – Texture Junction

*Cereal box made by Victoria*

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The Spy Who Loved Me

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Featuring [Aleutia] , Elle Boutique and Lyrium

I had such fun putting this outfit together, right down to the Russian train ticket in my hand.  The photo was completely inspired by the show “The Americans”.  My husband and I binge watched that and I was sad when it came to an end.  I thought there was some great acting, great moments and the historical look back was very interesting.

In case you have not heard of it, The Americans is about a couple living the “American dream” who are actually KGB officers.  The series takes place in the 80’s during the Cold War.  Their neighbor just happens to work for the FBI in counterintelligence.  That spin gets very interesting as the show progresses.  It appeared on FX for 6 seasons and is now on Amazon Prime if you are interested!  I highly recommend it!

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Head – Catwa – Eva

Skin – Insol  – Nicole

Eyes – Aviglam –Heartbreaker Eyes @ N21

Ears – Swallow – High Definition Ears

Face & Body Moles – Izzie’s

Hair – Entwined – Neva @ Shiny Shabby

Rings – Elle Boutique – Cera Bento Rings (See close up below)

Dress – [Aleutia] – Liz Dress @ Soiree

Pose

Lyrium – Denise Series # 5 @ Pose Fair (ends Jan. 31st)

Decor

Douglas Fir – Botanical

Wanderlust Decorative Suitcase  – Loft & Aria

Red Cardinal – |T|L|C|

Old Station Photo Booth – FOXCITY

Tune

Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon

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Cabin Coffee

cabin coffee

Featuring [Krescendo] and *SK*

Having lived in Michigan most of my life, there were plenty of trips “up north”.  A few of my friends had cabins and most every summer we would pack up and head north for a weekend of camping and canoeing.  Some of us preferred to pitch our tents, some had trailers and some stayed in the cabin..maybe lucky enough to get a bed, otherwise camped out on the floor.

I will never forget the year that it rained…and rained..and rained.  We had a brand new tent and set it up with the others who preferred to “rough it”.  It was a great tent, 3 rooms with the entry room being like a screen house.  Well talk about a bad design!!  When the rains came there was nothing to shield the screen walls of that front room and it ended up ankle deep with water!  Everything was soaked!  Needless to say all of us in tents moved into the cabin for the next two nights and vowed our tent days were over..yes, it was that bad.

The day we got home from that trip I started looking for a popup and 3 days later we were the proud owners of a spiffy Coleman popup that I loved for many years.  We eventually moved up again to a hard side trailer and while it was nice, I really missed my popup.

There is nothing like a nice cup of hot coffee while camping…be it in a cabin, tent or trailer.  Summer is coming and I am looking forward to cabin coffee!

*For Kim…I know you are enjoying cabin coffee everyday.  Miss you!*

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Head – Catwa – Eva

Skin – Insol  – Nicole

Eyes – Aviglam –Heartbreaker Eyes @ N21

Ears – Swallow – High Definition Ears

Face & Body Moles – Izzie’s

Nails – e.marie – Coffin Nails Autumn Pallet

Hair – Navy+Copper – Beverly @ Soiree

Lingerie – *SK* – Hearts @ Kinky Event

Pose

My Coffee Mug – Secret Poses

Decor

[Krescendo]

Equipale Table and Chairs @ Cosmopolitan

Revival

Sisal Rug

Trompe Loeil

Enfield Chair w/ Pillow

Enfield Trunk Barbados Closed

{What Next}

Camber Coffee Tray

Camber Newspaper

Colonna Sideboard

Colonna Canisters

Colonna Chalkboard

Colonna Coffee Machine Red

Commoner

Carried Away – Vase of Carnations

Ariskea

Ivy Old Window

tarte.

Coastal Dock

The Beachstore

Romantic Sailboat

Starmark Creations

Weekend Cottage

|T|L|C| Home Collection

Pond Bulrush

Tune

Feeling Good – Nina Simone

 

 

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Show Off

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Featuring Promagic and Lyrium Poses

Girl the way you flaunt it
Those hips flow like water
Dip it low, I’ll watch it
This love hits like rocket ships from outer space
I’m in the highest place with you
Baby I just wanna show off
Come on baby, take your clothes off
We can keep on bumpin’ and grindin’ and lovin’ so wildly
You know I wanna show off

Show Off – SoMo

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Head – Catwa – Eva

Skin – Insol  – Nicole

Eyes – Aviglam –Heartbreaker Eyes @ N21

Ears – Swallow – High Definition Ears

Face & Body Moles – Izzie’s

Nails – e.marie – Elegance Set Coffin Nails

Hair – Runaway – Melly Hair @ Salon 52

Necklace – Promagic – Kaali Necklace @ Cosmopolitan

Corset – Kaithleen’s– Gothic Corset

Pose

Pose Collection Hud Model Pose #4 – Lyrium

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Dreaming of Spring

dreaming of spring

Featuring Elle Boutique

I’m still amazed at how much sooner spring comes in the south when compared to the northern US.  On my walk to the mailbox today I was surprised to see the daffodils are coming up especially considering how chilly it feels today.  Daffodils and the color yellow always make me think of spring…beautiful, bright spring.  It won’t be long now before the weather takes a turn and the days become warmer.  Those springs thoughts are the inspiration behind my picture where I tried to capture the warmth of the sun and splash it across the landscape.  I can almost feel it…can you?

Featured here is the Felicity Palm Ring from Elle Boutique. It’s such a unique piece and a such nice change from rings and/or bracelets.  It comes with a hud and lets you choose from 6 metals and 14 stones. Super cute and available in the main store.

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Head – Catwa – Eva

Skin – Insol  – Nicole

Eyes – Aviglam –Heartbreaker Eyes @ N21

Ears – Swallow – High Definition Ears

Face & Body Moles – Izzie’s

Hair – Doux – Meghan

Palm Ring – Elle Boutique – Felicity Palm Ring

Bikini – Just BECAUSE – Irma Bikini

Pose

Accessorise 2 Pose 3 – Image Essentials

Decor

Wildflowers Poppies – Heart Garden Center

Daisies and Ladybirds – The Looking Glass

Rustic Garden Birdhouse Lantern – DRD

American Goldfinch – |T|L|C|

Tune

Joni Mitchell  – Both Sides Now

 

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Be My Valentine

be my valentine

Featuring [InsurreKtion] and [Krescendo]

It’s almost here…the day everyone that has a sweet tooth has been waiting for since Halloween!  Valentine’s Day!!  My sponsors are setting me up for a sugar rush that will surely last until the Easter candy hits the shelves!  Take a good look at the selection….plenty to see…you might even see me somewhere in all those sweets! *winks*

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Head – Catwa – Eva

Skin – Insol  – Nicole

Ears – Swallow – High Definition Ears

Face & Body Moles – Izzie’s

Hair – Argrace – Akane

Earrings – Izzie’s – Flower Earring

Pose

The Sexiest Thing  – Luanes World

Decor

[Krescendo]

*Coming to Kinky Event on January 28th*

Bad Biscuits Plate

Bad Biscuits Heartbreaker

Bad Biscuits Animal

Bad Biscuits Booty

Bad Biscuits Netflix

Bad Biscuits Take It

[InsurreKtion]

My Sweet Valentine Gacha @ Tres Chic

Cake

Chocolate Hearts Biscuits

Chocolate Strawberries

Glass Biscuits Jar

Glitter Biscuits

Macaroons

Marmalade Appetizers

Marmalade Biscuits

Marmalade Heart Biscuits

Marmalade Appetizers Jar

Meringues Box

Sweets Tray

Ariskea

Amour Gacha @ The Epiphany

Box of Love Letters

Candles

Roses Bouquet Red

[Merak]

Chocolate Fig Cake

Half-Deer

Spilled Candy Hearts

Catwise

Sculpted Whipped Cream Set

T.Z.

Mesh Cherry

Trompe Loeil

Darya Dining Table *color modified*

FOXCITY

Projector Light Red Hearts

*Included in Red Hot Bento Pose Set*

Tune

Candy – Performed by Cameo

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Do They Eat Bamboo Too?

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Featuring Sway’s

I’m squeezing in a second post today because I just found out these super cute Panda Flowerpots by Sway’s are going to be out tomorrow for the Fifty Linden Friday sale.

I love panda’s and I know there are other panda fans who won’t want to miss the sale tomorrow!  Not a panda fan?  How about pigs?  There will also be Piggy Flowerpots as well!  Put it on your list for tomorrow!!

Decor Credits

Sway’s

Panda Flowerpot with Succulent A

Panda Flowerpot with Succulent B

 |T|L|C|

Panda Adult Sitting

Panda Cub Sitting

HPMD

Shrub Pink

Studio Skye

Bamboo Palm

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Vase with Cherry Blossoms

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Serene Sanctuary Koi House (Rare)

 

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Puppy Love

puppy love

Featuring Aleutia, Fashiowl Poses and Sway’s

So much cuteness…where do I start!  Let’s start with my three friends here..Snip, Snap and Jaws…lol.  They are included in the Corgi pose set by Fashiowl Poses and are available at the Harajuku event.  The set contains 7 poses and the corgi pups. Super cute!

My comfy t-shirt is by Aleutia and is at Fameshed X right now.  It’s part of the Yumi set that includes matching undies.  It comes in a variety of colors that you can purchase individually, in color packs or the fatpack. Each shirt includes a hud with 14 graphic options in both black and white print options. Lots of sexy, sassy sayings!

Last, but certainly not least, are the super cute pillows by Sway’s.  Winter is not over so you still need to stay cozy, PLUS the pillow is decorated with hearts which makes it perfect to keep out through Valentine’s Day….and now for the best part…it’s FREE.  That’s right!  It is Sway’s gift at GachaLand which only has a few more days before the round will change!  Hurry over to take a look at Sway’s Clyde Winter Home gacha set and pick up your free gift.

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Head – Catwa – Eva

Skin – Insol  – Nicole

Eyes – Aviglam – Vivid Eyes

Face & Body Moles – Izzie’s

Nails – e.marie – Coffin Nails Autumn Pallet

Hair – Doux – Gabby @ Dubai Event

T-shirt – Aleutia – Yumi T-Shirt @ Fameshed X

Jeans – Addams – Belle Boyfriend Jeans

Pose

Fashiowl Poses – Corgi @ HARAJUKU

Decor

HPMD

Dirt Road – Dark Brown

Shrub Pink

 Heart Garden Center

Wildflowers Foxglove

Dust Bunny

Shutter Fence – White

Sway’s

Stay Cozy Pillows – Gift @ GachaLand

N4RS

Dog House

Dog Gone Fishing [deco]

Dog Water Bowl

Dog Bone [deco]

Studio Skye

Enchanted Woods

 

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Back To Santorini

back to santorini

Featuring Meva

Santorini is on my bucket list of places I would love to visit.  I think the first time I learned of it was back in 2005 when I watched Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants with my daughter.  All that white and blue…absolutely beautiful.

Something else I realized I loved about blogging is the way a scene piques my interest about different things to the point I often Google the subject matter and learn something new and interesting.

So, what did I learn about Santorini?  Well, its unique landscape is due to a devastating volcanic eruption and all of those houses on the cliffs are actually clinging to those cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater) and because of the volcano, the beaches are made up of red, white and black lava pebbles. Amazing!  Also, if I am lucky enough to travel there someday, the flight with connections is about 26 hours and has a $2,000 USD price tag!  I think that one is pretty deep in the bucket but a girl can dream!

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Head – Catwa – Eva

Skin – Insol  – Nicole

Eyes – Aviglam – Vivid Eyes

Ears – Swallow – High Definition Ears

Face & Body Moles – Izzie’s

Nails – e.marie – Coffin Nails Autumn Pallet

Hair – Doux – Vega

Necklace – KC Couture– Caily Choker

Bracelet – Cae – Northstar Bracelet

Dress – Meva – Blazer Dress @ Tres Chic

Pose

Pose Collection Hud 1.2  – Lyrium

Decor

Cliff #2 – inVerse

Aubretia – Heart Garden Center

Hibiscus Pink in Pot – Mesh Plants

Villa Santorini – Salome Design

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Midnight At The Oasis

midnight at the oasis

Featuring *SK* and Lyrium Poses

*SK* has a great new dress and accessory at the current round of Fameshed X.  The Suzi dress has a perfect amount of sheerness with a subtle pattern and comes in 12 great color choices.  The Arnes shoulder piece is the perfect finishing touch to complete the look.  It also comes in 12 colors so you can mix and match your favorite color combinations.

My pose, by Lyrium, is available at the current round of Equal10 and is one of the poses in the Blogger Series Set 2.  I love that this pack includes all the options; animations, pose stand and pose hud.  This means you can use them in any situation.  The hud is great for taking photos in an area where you may not have rezzing rights.  The Blogger Series includes 7 poses and their mirrors.

Both events are open now!  See credits for landmarks.

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Head – Catwa – Eva

Skin – Insol  – Nicole

Eyes – Aviglam – Vivid Eyes

Ears – Swallow – High Definition Ears

Face & Body Moles – Izzie’s

Nails – e.marie – Coffin Nails Autumn Pallet

Hair – Navy+Copper – Genna @ Shiny Shabby

Earrings – Dahlia– Kauna Earrings

Rings – RealEvil – Luxy Rings

Dress – *SK* – Suzi Dress @ Fameshed X

Accessory – *SK* – Arnes @ Fameshed X

Pose

Blogger Series Set 2 – Lyrium @ Equal10

Decor

Tiki Ruins – Bee Designs

Scorpion – |T|L|C| Home Collection

Monkey Sitting on Trunk – Just Animals

Camel Laying – Gallimaufry Stores

Beach Dune – Studio Skye

Tune

Maria Muldaur – Midnight At The Oasis