Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Garden of Sorts

I am enjoying the challenge of  blogging decor. I can see in my mind what I want but it is creating it  from scratch that takes time. I am not sure if  being a very practical person hinders me. I like things in order. For example, if you open the kitchen cupboard that  I keep jars and tins in, you will see them all  set lines, grouped  correctly and details facing  the same. Jars can never go on the tins shelf and tins must never be put on the jars self. Now take a person who thinks like that and ask them to create a free flowing, natural scene. That in mind I am pretty pleased with myself so far and learning as  I go.  What are your thoughts ? what can I do better or need to change?  

wild grass - Khaki @ HPMD
garden grass - Sweet @ HPMD
seating Willow Tree Bench by Goose  @ Blueprint
chair & basket - Reclaimed Swing Chair by Eleventh Hour @ Blueprint
wall fountain - Provence by Parke Ave @ Blueprint
build & cart  - Rusty Hall by Serenity Style  @ Blueprint

Monday, 24 September 2018

I Worked Hard

Putting this picture together has been a labour of love. I fixed everything in place the best I could. Then I thought I would remove an item and place it with another, I lifted the wrong thing and  removed the house instead. Now normally I do lock everything when I put my house together. This one, however, is on my platform  as I wanted to drop a few builds to find the best one for the sitting area. I know I am not the best home decor blogger, I do try my very best though. I love the feel of this layout, it is a place that is easy to hangout with friends. It is also a good family roleplay space as many modern homes are open plan. Anyway, get over to Blueprint and see for yourself.

pictures - Funny Pet Posters @ Bee Designs
wording on wall - Wordy Words @ Bee Designs
wall art above fire - Arizanne @ Plastik
kitchen & house - Tempo by Parke Ave @ Blueprint
seating  and table - Nava by Ilaya   @ Blueprint
clock - Hermes @ Bauwerk
floor lamp - Industrial @ Nomad

Her ....

Her energy will banish your agony
Her softness will hypnotise your melancholy
Her enthusiasm will defeat your nightmare
Her passion will expel your hurt and hear
From all the delightful dreams
She weaves only for you
Rejuvenates your weary heart
In ripples of joy and love

bow and arrow - Elven by Elemental @ WLRP
boots - Eretria  by 1313 Mockingbird Lane @ Lootbox
top & skirt - Katy by Una   @ WLRP
hair - Ari by Tableau Vivant @ Hair Fair
catwa head applier - Jennifer @ Session
maitreya body applier - Tone 01  @ Session
pose - Water @ Black Tulip
tattoo - Grace @ Carol G

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Get your ass of that platform and go have fun !

I am trying to remember  to play in SL. To get out, explore and enjoy time away from blogging and work. It is a little tricky to do right now as  I am behind with so much stuff yet it is a busy time for us bloggers. I was debating between playing and blogging and  then I put on this outfit and it reminded me about a scooter I own. So of I went and for the last hour I have been going around sims, exploring and shopping. SL is more fun once you use something like this. It makes you feel different when  you see the animations of the scooter rather than the avatar walking. For the cost of one hit on a gacha machine you can get one of these if you aren't picky on which colour you win. It will make your shopping time more fun. 
Talking of shopping, HAIR FAIR -  I bought so many things there and found a a few new stores. I knew FD made clothes, I own some. I was happy to see  them at HF and they have two cute styles out with hats attached. I freakin' love them both. I swear get them, they will be perfect with the season  and style of clothes that will be coming.If you have been to HF and spent a ton but still want to get cute clothes, nip over to MOoH! - great clothes at low prices. 
When you have done all that, get your ass off that platform and go have fun.

boots with socks - Dixie @ MOoH!
sweater dress with lace add on - Mandy @ MOoH!
hair with hat - Tea by Fashionably Dead @ Hair Fair
scooter - Blue Kick  @ What Next
sim - Amsterdam

Back at the Cottage

While I was setting the picture up for the last blog post I kept  looking into the space next door. It was smaller than what I would like. While I love this cottage I think if I was  shopping for a build it would put me off. So the challenge was set - decorate it into a usable space that I like. Was easier than I expected. When creators make kitchens like this  it is easy. The fridge was joined when I rezzed it and moved  into place. It gave me a base to work off  and easy to move the fridge to a better spot. After that it was just a case of popping out more things that felt like it belonged. I could live with this pretty easy. To the point I am going to check out the person who made this cottage and see what all they have done. Thanks to Blueprint for giving me the stuff to make it feel like it would work.

kitchen  - Retro Kitchen by The Jewel Garden @ Blueprint
wall rack - Industrial Shelf by Kuro @ Blueprint
chairs - Azul @ Blue Sky
table - Littlevale @ Raindale
plant on right - Giraffe Planter @ Verpertine
plant on left - Spider @ Verpertine
wall art - Stiching @ Llama Inc.
other items are clutter picked up on MP, yard sales, gachas and friends.
cottage to rent on sim Soul2Soul - Thames River Valley

Who Switched The Price Tags

There is something romantic about living in a cottage, sitting by a fire and  just getting back to basics. Maybe that is why so many rent places like this for a holiday in RL.  We get to busy,  full  things we think we have to do and be and buy. We fill our homes with gadgets we think we need, then have to work our asses off to pay for it all that we never get to just sit back and enjoy . So yea, there is something so welcoming about this. To sit with someone you love. Someone that you are so comfortable with you both can sit quiet and be ok. Mug of tea and  just relax. Remembering what is really important in life. People not things

chairs & table with plant - Grandmother's Table Set by Cinoe @ Blueprint 
dresser with everything in it - Sofia @ What Next
fire - Wood Stove by Bondi @ TLC
picture - Bierstadt Rocky Mountain @ Salacity
puppies in basket @ Jian
cottage to rent on sim Soul2Soul - Thames River Valley

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Inside Out

She may have looked
normal on the outside
 but she was deliciously
complicated inside

lipstick -Matte @ Stellar
catwa head applier - Moira @ YS&YS
maitreya body applier - Tone 01  YS&YS
dress - Sally @ Narcisse
earrings  & necklace - Barcelona @ Maxi Gossamer
pose - Seul Gi @ Kokoro
hair - Shijima by  ayame ame @ Hair Fair

And So It Begins

So as we all should know by now the by now Hair Fair is opened. I  bought from there as I have always done each year and will blog stuff from  as always. I remember years ago blogger would would do a more practical post with a picture line-up of all styles from each store. I sort of done that last year. This year I am going to stick to pictures like this, making sure the hair style can get seen. The difference will be I want to make sure cute outfits like this one can get seen well too.
Anyway, a few tips for Hair Fair. 
Before you get there, join the demo group if you are not in it already. 
When going take of every hud you can. 
Wear a hair base rather than hair.
Wear applier clothes.
Follow the path around the event, this means you won't miss anything. 
You can walk through walls so getting to next door is easier. 
If there is a male hair style in a booth it will have a sign above it. 
Everyone is catered for in the event, from vintage, to casual, even seen a few role-play styles. 
You don't have to get in the first day, it is open for a while so take your time. 
You will hear people complain, just like anything else - don't listen to them and just go.
Enjoy the event, Sasy and her team has worked very hair for a long time to make this happen. 

hair - Biscotti by Navy and Copper @ Hair Fair
outfit - Emma by ChicModa @ FaMESHed
catwa head applier - Rachel @ DeeTaleZ
maitreya body applier - Nordic @ DeeTaleZ
pose - The Calia Series @ An Lar
sim - Soul2Soul Thames River

Friday, 21 September 2018

Rooftop Living

I created this space last night to work from  while unpacking and planning out my weekend  blogposts.  I do have a house but I use that for hangout or when cleaning inventory. This space is on my platform which can either be a total mess with all sorts dumped out or blank  with not a thing around. At times I like to create a space I can sit as it makes me focus in on what I need to do.  I have people I blog for that I need to catch up on, stuff I have bought and keep meaning to show and then there is Hair Fair. I was there this morning and it is soooooo good. I got round all 4 sims, was able to demo and shop like mad. I do love blogger access. Though with access comes work, we get in early so long as we shop hard and blog hard.  So when I need to work I will pop into this space and when I am sitting here I know I must work. It is  backdrop that is to create a rooftop feel. I popped out a few different backdrops to make it look like  there are building around me. I got the whole idea when I seen the table and stool from  Also Known As. The stool has some great poses for male and female and even gives you a beer.  So if you find some weekend blog posts are more of a ramble than usual, you know what caused it lol

stool, table, coasters on table/ art on wall - Automotive by Also Known As @ Blueprint
plant stands (large and small) The Courtyard @ Circa
bottles of booze on shelf - by Consignment & brocante @ The Arcade
backdrop - Rooftop @ Sayo

Thursday, 20 September 2018

She is .....

When you meet her for the first time,
 you would realise that she is lost.
She is not the one who chooses straight roads and destinations, 
she is someone who would go around exploring a forest.
she is someone who wants to go to ruined cities just for the feel,
she is someone who would sit near the sea for hours on end
to see the waves crashing into the sand.
You wold realise how there is beauty in the way she chooses to be lost.
The way it feels like she doesn't choose the paths
but the paths choose her.
She is not looking for someone who will help her find herself,
she is looking for someone who will keep walking by her side
without ever threatening to leave

necklace - Compass by Cae @ Cosmopolitan
outfit - Rosie Romper @ Rebel Hope
hair - Storm @ Exile
mesh head - Athena @ LAQ
body applier - tone 4.0 @ LAQ
head applier - Rebel @ LAQ
pose - Higher @ Foxcity
sim Achill

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Fast Lane

I don't have anything to say today and no music has inspired me. So I will just leave you looking at this stunning dress and amazing shoes and know you want to own them too.

shoes - Chloe by Ingenue @ C88
dress - Viera @ Kaithleen's  - part of FaMESHed Go
bag - Tote @..::ILLI::.. 
pose - The Warren Series @ An Lar
hair - Sonna @ Opale
catwa head applier - Penelope @ Birth
maitreya body applier - Tone 2 @ Birth
car - by Consignment & brocante @ The Arcade
backdrop - Fuel Stop @ Paparazzi   

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Apple Jack

I was listening to a song today called Apple Jack. I doubt many of you would know the song or listen to that style of music. I was listening because it brought happy memories to me and I needed that today. My mum lived in a fold, she had her own home but within building of flats, the other living there  all being older people in their 60 - 90s. They had a main room  for them to sit together  if they wanted so there was company.  Anyway, they used to arrange parties in this room  for different things like Halloween and such. They would book a singer, have either a buffet or a sit down meal, or even order takeaway. Just depended what got the bigger vote. I used to take mum as she was in her wheelchair and worried about not being able to get a bout if needed. I am sure some of you are rolling your eyes and thinking how boring. It wasn't. It was fun, I laughed, had good food, sang along and got up to dance. More than anything I made beautiful memories with mum. She was always busy working, raising a family and such to ever have a night out. So in her 80s she learnt to enjoy fun with friends. One of the songs mum would sing along to was Apple Jack. She would wave her hands in the air, clap to the music and  the joy on her face, if I close my eyes I can see it right now. So as I learn to live life without her - little things like this song mean so much. 

hair - Triffle @ Navy and Copper
pose & prop - Apple Basket @ Raindale
top - Brit @ Lybra
jeans - Ashberry @ Blueberry
catwa head applier - Flower @ DeeTaleZ
maitreya body applier - Celtic @ DeeTaleZ
sim - Aftershock

Autumn Falls

I like and dislike this time of year - I like the leaving changing to pretty colours, cosy fires, hot chocolate, woollen jumpers, comfy boots and  I can wear scarves again. What I don't like is  Halloween and  some of the darkness that surrounds it.  Saying all that, I do love having fun in SL with the decor, fancy dress and Halloween seems to bring the best hunts and sims. 
Blueprint is open  so if you are getting ready to change some decor in your home or around the outside it  is worth visiting. An event full of some of the best  creators  all showing amazing stuff.  It is so good it has made me change my mind again on my SL home. I think I need at least 4 different styles set out to decorate. Though that number most likely will climb as I see more stuff.

bench  - Autumn Blues by Crate
witch sign - Porch Decor by Nach
pile of leaves and fallen leaves  @ HPMD
turnips by Candle & Cauldron @ WLRP

Monday, 17 September 2018

Sitting With Memories

The weather is changing, the heating has been put on and leaves are starting to change colour and fall. Many sims are changing too, the one I live on is. When I am feeling more emotional  the colours and atmosphere in my SL home can effect me. That is why I have been  trying out different  styling and colours. I  love the feeling this rooms gives, it is bright, clean and cosy. It is a place I could sit with my mum and chill out. We would talk for hours about all sorts of silly things and laugh.  In 13 days  it will be the 1st anniversary of her passing. Today my heart ached to walk down the hill to her home and sit and talk. Maybe that is why I just want to sit on one of these chairs and remember her.

fireplace - Madison @ What Next
clock - Forest Sonata - Owl by Half Deer @ The Arcade
picture - Stamp Frame by Fancy Decor  @ The Arcade
cake - Harvest Cake  by Apple May  @ The Arcade
teapot with cups - @ Chez Moi
wall sconces - Pineapple @ Raindale
vase on table - Guardian Candle Holder @ Lucas Lameth
lamp on table - Stained Glass @ Soy
mixed cushions - all  @ Raindale
sofa/ chair/ table/ rug/ boxes/ picture/ crate - Sweet Moments @ Bee Designs
skybox - Lovington @ Raindale

Sunday, 16 September 2018

You Don't Like Me ? Well........

My only obligation is to honour 
My heart and my spirit.
I will never feel obligated 
to share my energy 
with those who do not
 love or respect me

sandals - Evana by Pure Poison @ K9
pose - Indiscretion @ Le Poppycock
tattoo on butt - Queen & Diva @ Carol G
eyeshadow - Autumn's Kiss @ Veechi
lipstick - Monroe  @ Veechi
catwa head applier - Flower @ DeeTaleZ
matreya body applier - Celtic  @ DeeTaleZ
hair - Falling gacha (item given to me,not sure what event) by.Tableau Vivant
sign - Bite Me Neon@ Floorplan

Mirror, Mirror ......

Mirror, tell me something
Tell me who's the loneliest of all?
Fear of what's inside of me
Tell me can a heart be turned to stone?
Mirror, mirror, what's behind you?
Save me from the things I see!
I can keep it from the world
Why won't you let me hide from me?
Mirror, mirror, tell me something
Tell me who's the loneliest of all?
I'm the loneliest of all
makeup - Christy @ Poema
catwa head applier - Loretta  @ Poema
maitreya body applier - Tone 1 @ Poema
hair - Meant To Be  by Exile @ C88
gown - Alexa by MOoH! @ Spoon Full Of Sugar
pose - The Polarius Series @ AnLar
mirror - Metropolis @ Circa 

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Hard Love

If you're coming for me, come bare knuckled, with guns blazing.
Come wipe the soot off my heart from being burned before.
And come bravely, or not at all.
Timid bores me, and anything ordinary
 must be meant for someone else. Not me.
I want love like lightening, and passion that's borderline violent.
I still remember walking away from my own body
and if I can do that, what makes you think
I'll wait for anything that isn't everything.
I'm not in this for safety and security,
give me your knives, and cut me open,
but please, cut me deeply.
Some of us become so calloused 
that our touch is too rough for anyone soft.
My heart is black, my eyes are wide,
I don't smile as much, but I'll always love too hard not at all.

backdrop - Storageroom @ Joplino
pose - All Nighter @ Foxcity
catwa head applier - Jennifer by Session @ Ultra
maitreya body applier - Tone 01 @ Session
hair - Fleeting by Stealthic @ K9
tattoo - Daisies @ Carol G
eyeshadow - Vivacious @ Veechi

Just Relax

If we honest, may of us are SL snobs. When looking at events we want to know who is int them. We look for set brands being part of it so we ''know'' it is going to be a good one. Well take off that snobbish  attitude and have a peek at this stuff.  
I must be honest, I  agreed to blog for Spoon Full Of Sugar  because it was a charity event and a friend was looking after the bloggers. When the stuff started to arrive I keep looking for brands I heard.  I started to open boxes and things like this bedroom set popped out. It is a store I have never heard of before but the stuff is pretty. The set is the bed and the side tables with all the normal PG kiss and cuddle poses. So now I am going to get more boxes open and see what other goodies are in them.  I feel a little more excited  after seeing this set. So please remember, just because you have not heard of a store it doesn't mean they don't make good stuff.  They could be a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.

bed & side tables by SPF @ Spoon Full Of Sugar
curtains - Ocean @ Soya
chaise - Amelie Swan @ Trompe Loeil
sideboard -  Blanket Curio  @ Apple Fall

Friday, 14 September 2018

What is a Warrior

This might look like a warrior but it isn't. This is what films and TV programmes tells us they look like. So what does a real warrior look like ?
A warrior is the single mum getting the kids up and ready for school, then gets the house cleans and picks them up from school, does homework and plays. It is the woman who gets her family sorted and then heads off to work a full day only to get stuck into the ironing and everything else before she falls into bed. A warrior is that nurse who has worked crazy shifts and still has a smile for those sick. It is the girl getting cancer treatment and keeps smiling through those tears. It is the trans gender coming out to family knowing  they might have to face  it alone but still remain honest to themselves. It is the charity worker who could earn more money doing other things but rather make a different in this world. It is the neighbour who takes in a cooked meal to the old person next door so they know they are eating. I could keep listing all the warriors we meet daily. Or I could tell you to look in the mirror and see a warrior  - the person fighting those demons and still gets up in the morning to face the day. Still willing to help others while struggling yourself. You are  what a warrior looks like.

bow & arrow set - Elven Bow by Elemental @ WLRP
outfit - Lara  by Una  @ WLRP
hair - Angel @ Mina
hairbase - Angel  @ Mina
catwa head applier - Sasha @ Revoul
maitreya body applier - RE10  @ Revoul
tattoo - Mystic @ Carol G
pose - City @ oOo Studio

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Spoon Full Of Sugar September 15th - 30th

Welcome to the Spoonful of Sugar Festival! This Fall we bring to you the fourth of these very successful festivals for the benefit of MSF/Doctors Without Borders.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation
MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. You can find out a lot more about them on our MSF INFO page at the above URL or by visiting their website at: http://www.msf.org/
Second Life is a global community and with the help of Seraphim, T1 Radio, AIM and ModeLS Magazine, we will come together to celebrate the world wide movement of Médecins Sans Frontières with an entire two weeks of parties, events, and fund raising running September 15 – September 30, 2018. Join us at The Spoonful of Sugar Festival as we visit Italy!
We bring to you the finest in SL Fashion, Home and Garden and amazing Breedables to enhance your second life with style, comfort and charm. Our calendar is packed with a Panel Discussion with MSF workers, SL’s highly acclaimed entertainers, dance troupes, and Fashion Shows. Shop us. Talk about us. Educate yourself and your friends and family to this beautiful cause. Join us for what many are calling the sweetest fund raiser in all of SL.
To learn more about the S.O.S Festival and MSF/Doctors Without Borders please visit our website where you can see all the latest happening and developments: http://www.thesosfestival.com
You can also stay up to date and follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/thesosfestival/?pnref=story
To see all the new releases, exclusives, and creations from 200 amazing designers, check out our flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/thesosfestival/
We will see you at The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Sept. 15- September 30, 2018.
Yours Truly,
Ever Courtois & Angel Wickentower
S.O.S Founders
& The S.O.S Event Team