Kitten Heels

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OK, so they’re really peep-toes, but my little friend inspired me to take license with naming this post.

These adorable heels are available at the Apple May Designs main store as a new release. While there is no time limit imposed to getting to the store to pick these up, why wait? You know you want them!

However, there is a time limit to get the Terrace Set and Decor Set from {what next} for only 50L for Fifty Linden Fridays: it’s today! The table set comes in three different colours and the decor set has options, too, so this is too good a deal to pass up.

You can feast your eyes on all of the other beautiful things, including my score of the rare complete Forgotten Corner from Apt B at Shiny Shabby and my beautiful hairstyle from .Lelutka. for Hair Fair 2016, but don’t linger too long; slip on your kitten heels and start shopping!

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Romper: -Pixicat- Inna.Playsuit – Red (Maitreya) by areve (available at Tres Chic through August 8th)
Stole: PLASTIX – Dyed fur stole (wrapped) by myplasticheart (available at Tres Chic through August 8th)
*Shoes: Apple May Designs Peep Toe (Maitreya High) – Candy Red by Apple May (NEW RELEASE at the main store)
Hair: .Lelutka.HF4 hair by Thora Charron (available at Hair Fair 2016)
*Collar: Salt & Pepper S&P Collar Anastasia by xxSaltandPepperxx (available for MIX at the main store July 2016)
Head: CATWA HEAD Alice V4.9 by Catwa Clip
*Skin & Catwa Head Applier: Elysium – Candice skin (red brow) – mocha freck by Aleida Rhode
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Azure by Ikon Innovia

Kitten: JIAN :: A Very Kitten Christmas – Ginger Tabby Kitten by Jiansl (gacha prize)
Wine glass: Dutchie wine by Froukje Hoorenbeek
*Table, Chairs and flower vase: {what next} Terrace Set & Decor by FrankLee Anatra (available for Fifty Linden Fridays TODAY – July 22nd)
Candles: +Half-Deer+ Flower Tealights – Group of 3 (Warm) by Halogen Magic
Build and all other props: Apt B // Forgotten Corner – Setup RARE by aptb (gacha prize at Shiny Shabby through August 15th)

*Pose: oOo Studio Poses dangerous_three by Olaneka Chesnokov (head position edited)

Powering Up For New Year’s Eve

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After all of the build up, shopping, cooking and preparation, Christmas is over. Was Santa good to you? Did you have a day full of merriment and cheer? Are you heading out for the Boxing Day sales, or simply kicking back and recuperating?

No time to rest for long – New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. It’s time to think about decorating for the big celebration.

If you’re looking for pretty decor for your Second Life New Year’s Eve party, you can find the party star disc and gold stars from [ keke ] at SaNaRae. The event runs until January 18th, and all items are 50% off for the duration of the event. Kind of like the after Christmas sales.

Perfect for powering up for New Year’s Eve.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Disc: [ keke ] party star disc – gold/dark by Kean Kelly (available at SaNaRae Dec. 25th – Jan. 18th)
*Gold stars: [ keke ] party stars swirl – gold and party stars swirl simpler – gold by Kean Kelly (available at SaNaRae Dec. 25th – Jan. 18th)
Power lines: {anc} NO LIMITS.old electric pole[moss] by aki69 (gacha prize at The Arcade Dec. 2015)
Ladder: Kalopsia – Metal Ladder by Isabeau Baragula
Hanging stars: Kalopsia – Hanging Stars by Isabeau Baragula
Papers: Kalopsia – Flying Paper by Isabeau Baragula
*Ground glitter: [ keke ] shimmer dust by Kean Kelly (available for MIX at the mainstore December 2015)
Snow patches: +Half-Deer+ Snow Tracks – Patch (Light) by Halogen Magic
Light strings: +Half-Deer+ Stringlight Clutter by Halogen Magic
Trees: Studio Skye Enchanted Woods v2 by Alex Bader

Christmas Treasures

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When I was growing up, putting up the Christmas tree was always one of the most wondrous things to me. We always had a real tree; I grew up in the country, so we would go to a nearby neighbour’s who grew them and pick out our very own. Daddy would cut it, and would pay for the tree while he made small talk with our neighbour for what seemed forever to my sister and me, who were anxious to get our tree home so we could begin our Christmas preparations.

Mom would have the boxes of ornaments and Christmas decorations out and we would begin untangling lights and sorting through the ornaments while Daddy set up the tree. It was always like diving into a treasure trove for me, those boxes marked “Christmas Decorations” that resided for 11 months a year on a ledge in the basement. For those 11 months, they were simply a couple of cartons that gathered dust; but when December arrived, they became magical.

Inside each box, carefully wrapped in tissue paper, were a range of ornaments, handed down from my Grandmother. Handmade, they were delicate and fragile, and my sister and I were only allowed to handle them once we were nearing our teens. Two cardinals with flexible tails and adorned with dazzling glitter were two of my favourites. I always got to place them on the tree, finding the perfect boughs on which to place them , so their proud red breasts created a spark of bright colour against the deep green of the tree. There was a box of hand-painted and decorated bulbs in various shapes that had been a gift from an aunt who had shepherded them home from a visit to Germany before I was born. Each was wrapped in tissue paper and sat nestled in a separate compartment of a cream-coloured box. Opening that package, I always felt a moment of awe at the detail and beauty of each bauble. I was so excited, being given the permission to place those bulbs on the tree for the first time. I handled each one with loving reverence and care, taking the responsibility given me with a bit of breath-holding trepidation, ensuring each one was securely anchored to a branch before stepping back and looking at my parents with a smile and a great deal of pride.

While I have always had a Christmas tree in my home in Second Life, this is the first year I have decorated my own. The ornaments in the gacha machines at the Tannenbaum Winter Market are designed to fit the Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree, also found at Tannenbaum. With the tiny land impact of these mesh ornaments, I could finally decorate my own tree. And when I saw the winter ornaments in metal box from [ keke ] for The Arcade, I was flooded with memories of those Christmases with my family, rediscovering the Christmas treasures, handed down through the generations.

The best Christmas present ever.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

From Tannenbaum Winter Market (through December 25th, 2015:

Tree: Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree (Tannenbaum) by Kriss Lehmann

Bunny: – Kalopsia – Bunny Foofoo – Sitting – Brown by Isabeau Baragula

Ornaments from {anc} by aki69:
glass ornament. for tree (SNOW) 2Li RARE
glass ornament. for tree (RAIN) 2Li RARE
glass ornament. for tree (1) 1Li
glass ornament. for tree (2) 1Li
glass ornament. for tree (3) 1Li
glass ornament. for tree (4) 1Li
glass ornament. for tree (5) 1Li

Ornaments from !Ohmai by Anya Ohmai
X’mas Magic [Rae]
X’mas Magic [Fah]
Gold Star Topper
Doilie Tree Skirt

Other ornaments:
Schadenfreude Feline 2 Catmas Ornament by Allegory Malaprop
MishMish – Kitty in a box – Pastel by Amie Takaaki
RazzBerry Inc. [RI] Pearl Berry Ornament (Bubblegum) by Jayme Lorakeet
Jian Holiday Critter Baubles :: Bluebirds by JianSL

From [ keke ] by Kean Kelly
*winter landscape (available for MIX at the mainstore December 2015)
*shimmer dust [used as lights in Christmas tree] (available for MIX at the mainstore December 2015)
* shimmer stars in a jar (available for MIX at the mainstore December 2015)
*shimmer stars in a dish (available for MIX at the mainstore December 2015)
*winter ornaments in tin form (gacha prize at The Arcade December 2015)
*winter ornaments in metal box RARE (gacha prize at The Arcade December 2015)
*2 winter ornaments on string (gacha prize at The Arcade December 2015)
*winter metal tree – snow (gacha prize at The Arcade December 2015)
*winter countdown calendar (gacha prize at The Arcade December 2015)
*the 13th star – bright by Kean Kelly (available at Kustom9 Nov. 15 – Dec. 10 2015)
boxed glass balls – glow RARE (gacha prize)
twinkling lights log – snow wood

From [ zerkalo ] by DanielEstro
Ladder: Cozy Corner – Ladder White – PG
Gifts: Magical Christmas – Pile of Gifts#1

From Pixel Mode by Tya Fallingbridge:
Remington – Luminary – Red Green Silver (gacha prize at The Arcade December 2015)
Remington – End Table (gacha prize at The Arcade December 2015)

Build: Scarlet Creative Country Keep by Charlotte Barlett