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The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by….

The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by. – Alek Wek
I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. – Brene Brown

Credits:

Head: Lelutka -Bento Head Simone 3.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1 (Hands & Feet as well)
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 (Unisex)
Hair: Stealthic – Cadence Reds (comes with Style hud)
Shirt: Razor – Ripped Half Tank Gacha – Hollywood Teal PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Pants: Blueberry – DeadWool Lady Jeans – Capri Jeans
Shed: .THOR. The Old Shed SUPER RARE PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Picnic Blanket: {moss&mink} Picnic in the Park – Picnic Blankets RARE PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Picnic Basket: {moss&mink} Picnic in the Park – Pic-a-nic Basket PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Books: .THOR. #10- The Old Books PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Drink: {moss&mink} Picnic in the Park – Honey Milkshake PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*

Donut Plate 1: Unkindness – La Confiserie Donut Plate Icing PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Donut Plate 2: Unkindness – La Confiserie Donut Plate Sprinkles PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Sandwiches: {moss&mink} Picnic in the Park – Jelly Sandwiches PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Coffee: .THOR. #6 The Coffee Cup PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Fruit Platter: {moss&mink} Picnic in the Park – Starry Treats PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Cake: Unkindness – La Confiserie Gacha – Lollipop Cake PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Radio: .THOR. #3 The Vintage Radio PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Jar of Fireflies: .THOR. #5 The Jar of Fireflies PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Map: .THOR. #11-The Travel Memories 2 PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Letter & Pictures: .THOR. #11-The Travel Memories PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Grass: Boudoir – Animated Grass 1
Tree: The Little Branch – WeepingWillow.V3 (Animated)
Wall: Apple Fall – Farrow Garden Wall

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Give your heart and soul to me, And Life will always be La Vie En Rose….

 

Jazz is smooth and cool. Jazz is rage. Jazz flows like water. Jazz never seems to begin or end. Jazz isn’t methodical, but jazz isn’t messy either. Jazz is a conversation, a give and take. Jazz is the connection and communication between musicians. Jazz is abandon. – Nat Wolff

Jazz stands for freedom. It’s supposed to be the voice of freedom: Get out there and improvise, and take chances, and don’t be a perfectionist – leave that to the classical musicians. – Dave Brubeck

 

PocketGacha is starting it’s September Round on September 15, 2017. KraftWork has made a beautiful Shotgun Jazz Club. The craftsmanship of this collection is beyond beautiful and is a must have for those music lovers as well as lovers of all things vintage.

I also did a teaser video of the Shotgun Jazz Club Gacha Set by KraftWork which you can watch above. I really enjoyed putting it together and how this collection was able to inspire me to create something that I am truly proud of.

 

 Credits:

Head: Lelutka -Bento Head Simone 4.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 (Unisex)
Hair: Little Bones – Mara The Redheads
Hat: Zenith – Vintage Rose Hat (All colors) – RARE
Dress: Zenith – Vintage 1940 s dress (Maitreya) -RARE
Bag: Zenith – Leather Incase Bag Black
Shoes: Zenith – Vintage Bow Heels Black -Maitreya

Pose: Foxcity: Night Owl Bento Set – Night Owl 1 (Comes with Cigarette Prop) (Posed Changed by Zenith Bag Animation)

Building: KraftWork – Shotgun Jazz Club Gacha – Shotgun Jazz Club Building Ultra Rare – PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Sign: KraftWork – Shotgun Jazz Club Gacha – Shotgun Jazz Club Sign – PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Stool: KraftWork – Shotgun Jazz Club Gacha – Shotgun Jazz Club Stool – PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Chairs: KraftWork – Shotgun Jazz Club Gacha – Shotgun Jazz Club Simple Chair – PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Table: KraftWork – Shotgun Jazz Club Gacha – Shotgun Jazz Club Simple Table – PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Pictures: KraftWork – Shotgun Jazz Club Gacha – Shotgun Jazz Club Rustic Frames 2 – PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Wall: Apple Fall – Farrow Wall Kit – Seasonal
Lantern: Apple Fall – Orsett Double Lantern
Planter: Apple Fall – Shield Terracotta Pot
Bush: Apple Fall – Privet Ball – Autumn
Trees: The Little Branch – OakWood Seasons
Sidewalk: ANC – Ground Panel – Concrete/Ash Gray

 

Love Looks Not With The Eyes, But With The Mind..

Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will some new pleasures prove
Of golden sands, and crystal brooks,
With silken lines, and silver hooks
~ John Donne ~

 

The Trunk Show is a new Bi-Monthly Event geared towards Weddings and Romantic celebrations. It’s filling a void that’s been present in Second Life for a while now.  There are many wonderful creators taking part in this first round, so please be sure to check it out before the round is over! The first round opens August 19, 2017 to the public.

 

Credits:

Head: Lelutka -Bento Head Simone 3.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer avaible)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 (Unisex)
Eyes: Ison – Adrent Eyes – Platinum
Eye Shadow: Mila – Perfect Bride Makeup The Trunk Show August 2017 *NEW*
Lipstick: Mila – Perfect Bride Makeup  The Trunk Show August 2017 *NEW*
Nose Ring: Yummy – Luxury Septum’s – Silver Diamond Septum The Arcade Gacha Events June 2016
Hair: Elikatira – Noelia Reds(modified color in edit menu)  The Trunk Show August 2017 *NEW*
Dress: Narcisse – Cora Gown Fatpack  The Trunk Show August 2017 *NEW*
Gazebo: Tarte – Ashley Gazebo  LuxeBox August 2017 *NEW*
Curtains: Tarte – Gazebo Curtains  LuxeBox August 2017 *NEW*
Altar: Cherry House – Altar  The Trunk Show August 2017 *NEW
Prayer Stool: Serenity Style – Vintage Prayer Stool  The Trunk Show August 2017 *NEW*
Flower Column: Cherry House – Wedding Vase Column  The Trunk Show August 2017 *NEW*
Carpet: Cherry House – Wedding Red Carpet  The Trunk Show August 2017 *NEW*
Trees: The Little Branch – Blooming Tree {Pink}
Grass: Boudoir – Animated grass 1
Bouquet: Flowers: Scandalize – Roses (Past Group Gift)
Pose: Di’s Opera – Editorial – Editorial 2

My true love hath my heart, and I have his…

 

Loving someone is a leap of faith
You are giving them your heart 
and trusting them not to break it…
No matter what happens
I will still never regret making that leap for you
~ Author Unknown ~

 

The Trunk Show is a new Bi-Monthly Event geared towards Weddings and Romantic celebrations. It’s filling a void that’s been present in Second Life for a while now.  There are many wonderful creators taking part in this first round, so please be sure to check it out before the round is over! The first round opens August 19, 2017 to the public.

 

Credits:

Head: Lelutka -Bento Head Simone 3.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 (Unisex)
Eyes: Ison – Ardent Eyes – Platinum
Eye Shadow: #Adored – Melika Makeup #5  PocketGacha August 2017 *New*
Nose Ring: Yummy – Luxury Septum’s – Silver Diamond Septum The Arcade Gacha Events June 2016
Hair: TUKINOWAGUMA – Cornes Reds (modified color in edit menu)  The Trunk Show August 2017 *New*
Dress: David Heather – Costello Set – Costello Gown White  The Trunk Show August 2017 *New*
Background: Serenity Style – Always Forever Photocall  The Trunk Show August 2017*New*
Bouquet: Foxcity – Prop Bouquet (comes with Flowers Bento Set) (modified to fit hand)
Pose: Foxcity – Formal VOL 1 Bento Set – Formal VOL 1-3( Slim Gown) (Fatpack Exclusive)

..Idle Summer Day..

 

Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds. – Regina Brett

 

Credits:

Head: Lelutka -Bento Head Simone 3.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 (Unisex)
Eyes: Song – Yuna – Azul Eyes RARE Pack 1 PocketGacha August 2017
Eye Shadow: Zibska – Eye Makeup 01 Set B Lelutka PocketGacha August 2017
Nose Ring: Yummy – Luxury Septum’s – Silver Diamond Septum The Arcade Gacha Events June 2016
Hair: DP YumYum*barberyumyum* – T01RARE PocketGacha August 2017
Bangs: DP YumYum *barberyumyum* – #10 Bangs (A) PocketGacha August 2017
Hair Ribbon: DP YumYum *barberyumyum* -#11 Ribbon PocketGacha August 2017
Shirt: Vale Koer – #1 Preppy Shirt RARE  PocketGacha August 2017
Pants: Razor – Lowrider Leather Pants – Dull Aqua/Blue PocketGacha August 2017
Shoes: Vale Koer – #3 Preppy Shoes RARE PocketGacha August 2017
Drink: E.Marie – Strawberry Smoothie PocketGacha August 2017
Yummy in Mouth: E.Marie – Strawberry Snack PocketGacha August 2017
Fence: Mesh India – #07 MI Floral Frame 3 PocketGacha August 2017
Planter: Mesh India – #11 Grass Floral Bin 2 RARE PocketGacha August 2017
Tree: The Little Branch – Argan Tree {Seasons} *Animated
Walkway: Apple Fall – Apple Fall Whitehall Pathway
Pose: RK Poses – Neva Pack – RKPoses_Neva_4 (modified by E.Marie Animations in Strawberry Smoothie)

After The Show…

 

To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It’s freedom. – Patti Smith

Credits:

Head: Lelutka -Bento Head Simone 2.7
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 (Unisex)
Eyeshadow: Veechi – Riot Liner  Rewind: A Throwback Event 70’s Punk *NEW*
Lipstick: Vamoira: Matte Lipsticks – Essential Darks for LeLutka
Hair: Tableau Vivant – Undercut – Side Swept Reds
Choker: Curemore – Punk Chick Gacha – Punk Choker Wine  Rewind: A Throwback Event 70’s Punk *NEW*
Nose & Lip Piercings: Curemore – Punk Chick Gacha – Chained Hook Black  Rewind: A Throwback Event 70’s Punk *NEW*
Outfit: Curemore – Punk Chick Gacha – Misfit’s Attire RARE (Maitreya Only!)  Rewind: A Throwback Event 70’s Punk *NEW*
Shoes: Reign – Thigh High Sneakers- 1970’s Edition – Black  Rewind: A Throwback Event 70’s Punk *NEW*
Background: /anxiety/ – shoplifters  Rewind: A Throwback Event 70’s Punk *NEW*
Pose: Foxcity – Night Owl Bento Set – Night Owl 1 (Comes with Cigarette Prop)

 

The Joy of Gardening – Designer Showcase: Apple Fall

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. A garden is a grand teacher. – Unknown

 

Currently Apple Fall is having an amazing sale inworld; where items are marked to 25, 50 or 75L only. Please note that giftcards are not included for the sale; those are still full price. Also the sale is only inworld and not on Marketplace.  The sale started on Monday July 17, 2017  and will be going until Friday July 21, 2017. There are so many amazing deals at the sale; that everyone should take a moment and check out. I’ve also personally found 15 items in the mainstore that were marked down to 0L. Free everyone!, of those items; a few were plants and one was the Apple Fall – New York Studio Apartment. The Studio Apartment has a menu where you can change the texture of the walls & floor to 4 different themes, reflecting New York. It’s an amazing steal; and there are many more free items hidden around.

 

Today I bring you a tutorial of how to create your own personal planters using items that I’ve gotten at the Apple Fall Sale. Below you’ll find my video tutorial/vlog on how to unlink items and relink with other items to create your own planter. The possibilities are endless of what you can create with items that are modifiable and can be unlinked.

I hope that you enjoyed the tutorial/vlog and that I helped to show what is possible once you know what to do.

 

 

Credits:

Items used in Tutorial/Vlog to create custom planters

Apple Fall – Milk Urn w/ Wild Geraniums
Apple Fall – Bay Leaf Topiary, 3-Tier
Apple Fall – Buxus Ball, Large
Apple Fall – Square Wood Planter
Apple Fall – Flowering Shrub – Autumn White
Apple Fall – Privet Ball – Autumn

Items that I created using all Apple Fall products renamed:

Wild White Geranium Square Wood Planter
Wild Pink Geranium Square Wood Planter
Wild Red Geranium Square Wood Planter
Flowering Shrub – Autumn White Square Wood Planter
Privet Ball Square Wood Planter
Milk Urn w/ Buxus Ball
Bay Leaf Topiary, 3-Tier Milk Urn

Fence used in picture: Fancy Decor  – Davis Fence Kit (FaMESHed May 2017 )

Luxe Box – July 2017

If you didn’t join the Luxe Box in time for the month and you would like to get the items, there are two different ways that you can get it. First you can join the Luxe Box group on the 15’th of the month after it’s been delivered for double the price until 12am of the 16’th of that month or Secondly you can join when enrollment begins on the 1’st of the month and go to the Luxe Box Boutique and buy any of the previous Luxe boxes. All of this information is listed on the Luxe Box FAQ. All previously released Luxe Boxes are available at the Luxe Box Boutique for the cost of 2000L. To receive the latest Luxe Boxes, it costs 1500L to join the group every month before the 15’th when enrollment ends and the box is delivered. To see what’s in the boxes of previous months, check out the Luxe Box Catalog.

You can find out even more information about Luxe Box; such as designers for the month & contests to win a free Luxe Box on their WebsiteFacebook & Flickr

Below is my unboxing Vlog, I hope that you all enjoy!

Credits:

Head: Lelutka -Bento Head Simone 2.7
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 (Unisex)
Hair: Moon – Underground Luxe Box July 2017
Shirt: Paper Arrow – Slip Shirt Luxe Box July 2017
Skirt: Stories & Co by Flowey – Arielle Skirt Luxe Box July 2017
Shoes: Empire – Pelargonium Luxe Box July 2017

Building: Scarlet Creative – Imogen Orangery Luxe Box July 2017
Tree: The Little Branch -Weeping Willow.V3 (Mainstore Rebuilding, Marketplace Only)
Grass: Boudoir – Animated Grass 1

Inner ‘Mad’ Queen

“I have sinned and must atone, must parade my shame before the eyes of every beggar in the city. They think that this will break my pride, that it will make an end to me, but they are wrong.” – Cersei’s thoughts before her walk of atonement – A Dance with Dragons

“When you play the game of thrones you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” – Cersei Lannister

 

With Game of Thrones 7’th season premiere fast approaching on July 16’th, 2017; I thought that it was time to embrace my ‘Inner Mad Queen’ a bit for a photo. Many people know that I am a dire hard Game of Thrones fan and have been waiting for the new season. I will hopefully be doing a Game of Thrones themed vlog within the next 3 -4 days; showing off all of the different Game of Thrones themed items that I own; one of which you see in this picture by Alchemy that they created for The Secret Affair‘s April round back in 2015 which was Thrones themed. It’s something that I that I love so I figured why not blog it.

 

Credits:

Head: Lelutka – Bento Head Simone 2.7
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier)
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Hair: tram – G0613 (made headband invisble by modifying in Second Life)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 (Unisex)
Crown: Alchemy – Iron Crown – Iron (Common)
Shirt: Pixicat – Signe.Top – Black

Deco(c)rate: Tropical Heat – July 2017

The July Edition of DECO(C)RATE themed “Tropical Heat” was delivered on July 8’th 2017 at 12pm SLT. If you missed it you can still grab your own at Deco(c)rate HQ at an increased price of 3000L.

The Home & Decor Brands inside the crate this month are as follows: Aria, Bad Unicorn, Cheeky Pea, Chez Moi, Convair, Di’Cor, HEXtraordinary, Merak, N4rs, PewPew!, Revival, Schultz Bros., Serenity Style, The Little Branch & Vagabond. Below you will find my Deco(c)rate Unboxing Video.

 

 

I really enjoyed this month’s theme and am looking forward to creating many different scenes with these wonderful items. The theme for the August Deco(c)rate is; ‘Now and  Zen’. I am really looking forward to it. You can reserve your own at Deco(c)rate HQ for a discounted price of 1500L before August 8’th at 11:59am SLT.

For more information about Deco(c)rate, please visit their website.

Deco(c)rate Website: http://decocratesl.com/
Deco(c)rate Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/decocrate/
Deco(c)rate Flickr Group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/decocrate/
MadPea Productions Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/madpeaproductions/

 

Title Screen Credits:

Bar: [Bad Unicorn] – Blues Rum Bar – Deco(c)rate: Tropical Heat July 2017
Fountain: *HEXtraordinary* Tropical Tiki Fountain – Deco(c)rate: Tropical Heat July 2017
Surfboard: N4RS – Surfboards – Deco(c)rate: Tropical Heat July 2017
Plant on Bar: ARIA – Theros Vase With Monstera Deliciosa Leaves – Deco(c)rate: Tropical Heat July 2017
Trees: The Little Branch – Dracaena Tree {Animated} – Deco(c)rate: Tropical Heat July 2017 (Mainstore Rebuilding, Marketplace Only)
Skydome (sandy ground): Turnip’s Skydome 2.0; using Turnip’s Skydome: Sandy Terrain Texture Collection