Well, That Escalated Quickly

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Please tell me I’m not the only person who goes to a store to buy ONE THING and comes home with a house, decor items and a nearly empty wallet?

Yeah, that was my Thursday.

I saw a beach sign from hive while I was out grid-hopping that I just had to have. So I headed over to the main store, whispering the chant, “Please don’t let it be a gacha…PLEASE don’t let it be a gacha!” When I arrived, I heaved a sigh of relief that it wasn’t. So I bought it (well, I actually bought the fatpack of signs, but it was a STEAL!) Then, instead of doing the sensible thing and TPing out, I wandered. And yeah…there it was, with a shiny “NEW” sign on it…a gacha with the most delectable shabby chic STUFF. Before I could stop myself (like I really tried *rolls eyes*) I was dropping my L’s like a male stripper’s boxers on ladies night.

I really didn’t make out too badly. I hit the rare house on only the um…well, before I was broke. I was so thrilled that I hurried home, only to realise that with my new contemporary look, I had no place to put my pretty new things. With a heavy sigh, I scurried to my barren platform and started rezzing out my goodies. Oh, so pretty! Oh, so nice!

Oh, so empty…

Yeah, I had a half dozen things to place in the adorable little house, but it just felt so sparse. So, of course, that meant digging deep into my inventory for my favourites to fill the space: [ keke ], Kalopsia, {anc}, dust bunny, 8f8 and [ zerkalo ]. Throw in a couple of tables from {what next} and Meche, a rug from Apt B and a pair of puppies from Fawny and the look was complete. OK, I could have tossed in a few more things, but I was running low on prims, so I dusted off my hands, sighed happily and just admired my handiwork.

There is a big list of credits, but after all of that work, I wasn’t about to simply enjoy my little haven by myself. There is a mix of old and new – a virtual treasure trove of delights…

…that started with one lousy beach sign that didn’t even make it into the picture.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*From [ keke ] by Kean Kelly:
Available at The Chapter Four August 4-21 (gacha prizes):
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase white L RARE
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase white S RARE
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase white M RARE
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase red L
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase red M
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase red S
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase purple L
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase purple M
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase purple S
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase pink L
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase pink M
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase pink S
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase orange L
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase orange M
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase orange S

[ keke ] glass art – love
[ keke ] cloth1
[ keke ] bokeh glitter big – pink
[ keke ] milk jug flowers – white
[ keke ] tea tin sprout – 3 (gacha prize)
[ keke ] water mister – floral
[ keke ] heart balloon – 3 blush
[ keke ] tin box side table – bright
[ keke ] tile shelf – green 1
[ keke ] tile shelf – pink 2
[ keke ] curiosity bell jar – dragonfly blue (gacha prize)

From Kalopsia by Isabeau Barragula:
Kalopsia – Madeleine’s Daybed – White
– Kalopsia – Bunny Foofoo – Standing – White
Kalopsia – Madeleine’s Trolley – White
Kalopsia – Madeleine’s Croquembouche
Kalopsia – Madeleine’s Plate Pile
Kalopsia – Flower Case
Kalopsia – Old Box (Green)
Kalopsia – Leslie’s Postcards Frame – White
Kalopsia – Room Divider
Kalopsia – Stacking Pouf
Kalopsia – Lavande Box

From {anc} by aki69:
{anc} Hatsuyume / pink peacock PET 6Li RARE
{anc} Hatsuyume / stand for pink peacock
{anc} garden. whitebook
{anc} garden. rose 6Li. RARE
{anc} happyendpark.pennant garland. ground (white)

From dust bunny by xlnoel (all common gacha prizes):
dust bunny . robin nest . silver
dust bunny . spring reading
dust bunny . pom pom blanket
dust bunny . storybook living . white candlestick phone
dust bunny . wanderlust . ivy apothecary cabinet
dust bunny . jewelry box
dust bunny . beaded lamp
dust bunny . hanging flower pot . blue
dust bunny . wanderlust . book planter

From 8f8 by iBi: (all gacha prizes):
8f8 – 16. Our Secret Hideout – Arts ‘n’ Crafts
8f8 – 15. Our Secret Hideout – Magic Box
32_8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Cushions Set

From [ zerkalo ] by ZerkaloDesigner:
[ zerkalo ] Fresh Roses – White (available at The Crossroads August 2016)
[ zerkalo ] Like a Bird – Flower Candle Light (gacha prize)

From hive by thehivestore (gacha prizes):
hive // birdcage candles [teal]
hive // butterfly wall [set 2]
hive // twigged heart [dark]
hive // antiques sign
hive // vintage clock [silver]
hive // quaint shack RARE

Meche Cozy Cottage Coffee Table by Eeilee (gacha prize)
*{what next} Amelie Coffee Table by Winter Thorn
Apt B // Vie en Rose – Rug by FadeArcade (gacha prize)
Fawny – My little puppy – 1. & My little puppy – 14 by akirakiyoi

The Comfort of a Cozy Room

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Everyone needs one – a room where you can display your favourite things, work on projects, curl up with a good book or just relax and enjoy the solitude. It may be a sewing room, a library or a playroom – it doesn’t matter, really, as long as it reflects what makes you happy.

What makes me happy is lots of pretty things. The beauty of Second Life is that I can create this type of space as many times as I would like in any fashion that suits my whimsy. Today, it is kind of an arts and crafts room. Who knows? Tomorrow it may be a padded cell 😉

A lot of the things in this room are from {what next}, including the bookcase and tables, which are available today for Fifty Linden Friday. Just head over to the main store to pick up yours. You’ll be well on the way to creating the comfort of a cozy room.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Build: {what next} Winter’s Cottage (with snow/lights) by Winter Thorn (gacha prize)
*Bookshelf: {what next} Amelie Bookcase with decor by Winter Thorn (available for Fifty Linden Friday February 5, 2016)
*Console table: {what next} Amelie Console Table by Winter Thorn (available for Fifty Linden Friday February 5, 2016)
*Balloons: [ keke ] heart balloon – valentine blush and heart balloon – 3 silver by Kean Kelly (available at Cosmopolitan through February 14, 2016)
Jewelry box: dust bunny . jewelry box by xlnoel (gacha prize)
Heart box: [ zerkalo ] True Love – Box wCandies White by danielestro (gacha prize)
*Storage boxes: {what next} M Storage Box -Metaliics 3 by Winter Thorn (available at Collabor88 through February 6, 2016)
Arts & Crafts: 8f8 – 16. Our Secret Hideout – Arts ‘n’ Crafts by iBi (gacha prize)
Basket with blanket: dust bunny . pom pom blanket by xlnoel (gacha prize)
Heart wall hanging: [ zerkalo ] True Love – Heart Frame – SOI by danielestro (Seed of Inspiration prize at The Gacha Garden February 2016)
Butterflies: {anc} picnic / swallow tailed butterfly incarose by aki69 (gacha prize at The Chapter Four February 2016)
Box of roses: Apple Fall Roses Box (Pink) by Warehousefifteendesigns
Dress form: [ zerkalo ] True Love – Large Mannequin – RARE by danielestro (gacha prize at The Gacha Garden February 2016)
Frame: [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Old Window Key-holder by danielestro (gacha prize)
Basket table: dust bunny . basket table by xlnoel
Birdcage: [ zerkalo ] True Love – Birdcage (TGG)
Chair: {what next} Bramley Rocking Chair (pine) – Plain by Winter Thorn
Heart pillow: [ zerkalo ] True Love – Pillow by danielestro (gacha prize at The Gacha Garden February 2016)
Shoes: Apple Fall Leather Moccasins by warehousefifeendesigns
Basket: {what next} Orlaith Basket by FrankLee Anatra
Kitten: JIAN :: A Very Kitten Christmas – Brown Tabby Kitten by jiansl (gacha prize)
*Side table: {what next} Amelie Side Table by Winter Thorn (available for Fifty Linden Friday February 5, 2016)
*Cups and tray: {what next} Holiday Eggnog Latte by Winter Thorn
*Stove: {what next} Hanne Woodburning Stove (Almond) – Light Fireplace by Winter Thorn
*Kettle: {what next} Hanne Kettle (Off-White) by Winter Thorn
Wall shelf: *ionic* Planter Shelf by Iakua Arriaga (gacha prize at The Chapter Four February 2016)
Open book: 8f8 – 14. Our Secret Hideout – Little Sketchbook by iBi (gacha prize)
Wood: Apple Fall Birch Logs w/ Belt by warehousefifteendesigns (gacha prize)
Bag: Apple Fall Canvas Tote by warehousefifteendesigns
Rug: Meche Cozy Cottage Rug 2 by Eeilee (gacha prize at Shiny Shabby through February 10, 2016)

Taking A Break

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While gardening in Second Life isn’t as strenuous as in Real Life, it’s a perfect excuse to take a break after weeding and planting. Snuggling with your significant other can be as refreshing as a day at the spa.

Well, maybe not, but it does give you a warm feeling when you curl up in his lap on a soft blanket 🙂

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

On Chance:

Shirt: Westbrook Shirt – ColdAsh by ColdAsh (available at TMD April 2015)
Jeans: ColdAsh Straight Fit – OCELOT Jeans (TMD 3YR) by ColdAsh (gift with shirt at TMD)
Shoes: Adjunct – Afterlife Men’s Hi-Top Sneakers -Black/Brown by myvegancookbook Bolissima
Hair: *ARGRACE* RYO – Classy Brown by rika Oyen
Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins – January group Caramel by Moonspell Ghost
Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) – Relax by Siddean Munro

On Peep:

Top: ~Sassy!~ RockaDoll halter XS – red by Ivy Burner
Shorts: Apple May Sailor Shorts – Blue by Apple May
Shoes: Pure Poison – Fringe Flat Sandals – Black – Maitreya by pety Galaxy (available at FaMESHed April 2015)
Hair: Analog Dog AD – multipass – LIGHT REDS by Queue Marlowe (New release)
Body, hands, feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.0 with Glam Affair America skin tone by Onyx LeShelle
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.0 by jadenart
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Maldives by Ikon Innovia

*Build: [Black Tulip] Garden Atelier by Auryn Beorn (available for The Challenge April 2015)
Blanket: (Elate!) – A Posh Picnic – Picnic Blanket by Kellie Iwish (gacha prize)
Cooler: [Con.] Open Road Collection – Cooler – Blue by Wavie Haller (gacha prize)
Pots: 8f8 – primavera in Toscana Clay Pots by iBi (gacha prize)
Plants: tarte. potted plant by alixxbella (gacha prize)
Wheel: 8f8 – primavera in Toscana Wheel by iBi (gacha prize)
Sink: 8f8 – primavera in Toscana Garden Sink by iBi (gacha prize)
Faucet: tarte. dripping faucet (steel) by alixxbella (gacha prize)
Water pump: dust bunny . garden pump . blue by xlnoel (gacha prize)

*Pose: !bang – read my thoughts by Luna Jubilee (available at TMD April 2015)