All the journeys…

“All journeys eventually end in the same place, Home”

Good morning world! Ever since I started blogging, I’ve had a hard time with many things. One of them, naming posts. It is never easy and I want it to be a nice, somewhat creative title instead of a #Post398 one. I also have a hard time with the image editing. You know, that feeling when you take a good shot or at least, a shot you’re happy with but then your edit skills are not good enough to actually help you make the image you’ve had on your mind. This is the case for me recently. I’ve managed to spend less time on taking the picture but way more time editing it. I constantly delete and re-edit because I’m never happy with the result. And guys…I can’t afford that.

I realize I often stare at my picture for way too long, wondering “What am I trying to prove? I’m not a Photoshop expert nor a graphics artist”, which also results in me hating it and eventually deleting it. I know I need to just chill and enjoy this but it’s easier to say than actually do.

This is the case with my picture today. 22769 released 2 gacha sets for the current round of the Arcade, beautiful and winter-y. I made a cute scene with them, took the picture last night and went to bed at 4am, only because I kept editing the image into something that I actually like. And actually, I still don’t.

Time pressure is a bitch though, which is why I often have to settle. When that happens, I just post the picture right away before I decide to delete and start all over again. Oh, and you know when people leave you comments to your pictures and you think “Wow, what do they see that I don’t?” Or some of the comments are “lovely picture”? I appreciate the love and support but every time I get a “lovely” comment it feels more like an “Okay, you’ve done better before” or “Okay, thank you”. But hey…it’s still nice that they leave one.

That was a bunch of my random thoughts this morning, sorry for the long ramble. Have a look below for all the details and have a good day!

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See you all next time.

22769 – The Mountain Lodge (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

22769 – The Mountain Lodge- RARE
22769 – Lodge Sofa – COMMON
22769 – Lodge Couch Table – COMMON
22769 – Lodge Ottoman – COMMON
22769 – Diorama Lantern – COMMON
22769 – Mountain Lodge Table Lamp – COMMON
22769 – Lodge Floorlamp – COMMON
22769 – Cottage Sideboard – COMMON
22769 – Pottery – COMMON
22769 – Wooden Bowls – COMMON
22769 – Winterglass – COMMON
22769 – Winterpictures – COMMON
22769 – Cottage Rug – COMMON
22769 – Cottage Lounge Chair – COMMON

22769 – Winter Solstice (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

22769 – Winter Solstice Bed – RARE
22769 – Geometric Floor Lamp – COMMON
22769 – Distressed Window Wallart – COMMON
22769 – Mountains Wallart – COMMON
22769 – Winter Books – COMMON
22769 – Minimalist Tray with Cup – COMMON
22769 – Snowflake Mobile – COMMON

hive // christmas tree lot & fir tree set @Tannenbaum (NEW!)

hive // fir tree A . snowy

dust bunny . winter decoration @Tannenbaum (NEW!)

dust bunny . string lights . white . type c

Apple Fall Handbag & Scarf

.LeLutka. – Spirit Tree (Group Gift) (NEW!)

The dude abides

Hello folks! Did everyone have a nice weekend? I did, it wasn’t a very productive one – not as much as I would want to anyways, but oh well, I’m only human! I don’t have much time to ramble today so I’ll just give you the day off and let you read the super long list of credits instead. Sometimes, it is more interesting than what I have to say.

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Have a great day and week and I’ll see you all next time.

..::THOR::.. – Smell Like The Dude Spirit (gacha) @Man Cave (NEW!)

..::THOR::.. The Dart Game [C] ULTRA RARE
..::THOR::.. Guitar Wallart [C]
..::THOR::.. The Dude Sofa [C] RARE
..::THOR::.. Old Tank Lamp [C]
..::THOR::.. Empty Beer
..::THOR::.. White Russian DIY Tap [C]
..::THOR::.. Bowling Pins [C]
..::THOR::.. Bowling Ball
..::THOR::.. Dirty Piano Shelf [C]
..::THOR::.. Dude Poster 1
..::THOR::.. Dude Poster 4
..::THOR::.. Dude Poster 7
..::THOR::.. Dude Poster 9
..::THOR::.. Raw Coffee Table [C] RARE
..::THOR::.. Dudes Rug [C]
..::THOR::.. Standing Ashtray [C]
..::THOR::.. Wood Beer Box [C]

:: NEWCHURCH :: Thompson Industrial Cabinet @Industrie (NEW!)

22769 – Industrie @Industrie (NEW!)

22769 – Industrial Bench – PG
22769 – Industrial Wine Rack

[ keke ] goddess incense (NEW!)

[ keke ] hard to find chairs (NEW!)

[ keke ] hard to find chair . red
[ keke ] hard to find chair . yellow

Scarlet Creative Moon Rise Cottage 0.1

22769 – Mancave

22769 – Musical Bust
22769 – Baseball
22769 – Scooter Lamp
22769 – Vintage Toy Car

22769 – Hanging Plants

22769 – Hanging Plant – Style One – on Plantstand

22769 – The Record Shop (gacha)

22769 – The Record Shop – Records in a Box – COMMON
22769 – The Record Shop – Records For Sale 2 – COMMON

[Con.] NYC Scroll – Central Park

[Con.] Feature Pres Signage – nyc

[Con.] Blumenthal’s – Hydrant Stool – yellow

Kalopsia – Pile of Books

DIGS – Book Decor – Short Stack

Eyes on the ocean

Good morning world! You’ve probably noticed that Flickr was a mess yesterday, which explains my absence blogging wise. Recent activity wouldn’t refresh, which means, any new post wouldn’t show up on anyone’s feed. Which also means, all the hard work for nothing. Sadly, Flickr plays a huge role in SL blogging, as it determines, big time, a picture’s exposure. And you probably also know that this is not the first time something like that happens. I just wish for two things. A. Flickr would send a notice each time that happens, B. a day will come that Flickr or any other social media won’t be necessary and posting on a blog will just be enough. I know, I know…I can dream on.

Today’s post features some new goodies. Let’s start with the head, which is a new bento head by Genesis Lab, currently at the Epiphany. That means it’s gacha and rare but this time you’ll notice that it’s already omega compatible. All your previous bento gacha heads (Sofie, Ethan, Flor) aren’t and there are ways to exchange them to copy/omega versions which I blogged about here.

The outfit, glasses and ice cream are part of the same gacha by Mossu. Mossu collaborated with Genesis and brough this big “We Want Summer” gacha so you should have a look at the gacha key here to see the whole collection and more details.

The scene consists of the huge docks 22769 brought to us at the Gacha Guardians (I know, more gachas, but you’re probably as addicted as I am) along with some of the decor around. Here‘s the gacha key of this collection. In the background you’ll notice the Food Truck DRD had released at past 6th Republic event and you can currently find at the mainstore. The sale over there is still going on and I blogged about it here, so if you haven’t yet, maybe now’s the time to visit.

Have a look at the list below for everything else used in the pic, details and landmarks.

Big, special thanks to my Mos for creating this pose and patiently posing with me for a while. Yes, I like to take my time and he knows that now!

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That’s all for now peeps. Have a great one and see you all next time.

STYLING

HEAD/SKIN: Genesis Lab – Anis 3.2 (bento) (gacha rare) @The Epiphany (NEW!)

OUTFIT/SUNGLASSES/ICE-CREAM: Mossu – We Want Summer (gacha) @The Epiphany (NEW!)

HAIR: Stealthic – Paradox (bento fitted)

SCENE 

22769 – The Dock (gacha) @The Gacha Guardians (NEW!)

22769 – The Dock – RARE
22769 – Beach Cool Box – COMMON
22769 – Beachclutter – COMMON
22769 – Beach Bag Blue Palmtrees – COMMON

DRD – Belgian Food Truck

DRD – Belgian Food Truck – Frietje Gever
DRD – Belgian Food Truck – Drink Frigo
DRD – Belgian Food Truck – Frietketel
DRD – Belgian Food Truck – Frituur Wagen 1
DRD – Belgian Food Truck – Hamburger Sauzen
DRD – Belgian Food Truck – Menu
DRD – Belgian Food Truck – Reklame Posters
DRD – Belgian Food Truck – Vlees Frigo
DRD – Belgian Food Truck – Voorbereidings Station

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Pottery Stool (gacha common)

MadPea MyHelsinki Streetlamp Double

BJK * Porto Bench 2 (gacha common)

Apple Fall Martins’ Busker Guitar

Apple Fall Crumpled Newspaper

ionic : Painter’s easel (gacha common)

ionic : Painter’s little table (gacha common)

High tides

Good morning world. Today’s post is inspired by the Quicksilver ads. It’s probably my favorite brand when it comes to beach/summer wear and I’m sure their ads have a lot to do with it. I can’t ramble (bummer, I know) since it’s the weekend, so have a look at the credits below for every item used in the picture.

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Have a lovely day and I’ll see you all next time.

STYLING

HAIR: TRUTH – Scout

BIKINI: #EMPIRE – Summer Time (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

SLIPPERS: #EMPIRE – Slippers (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

SCENE

22769 – Surfer Bar Beach Dude @TLC (NEW!)

22769 – Surfer Bar Beach Dude
22769 – Beach Dude Counter
22769 – Beach Bar Barstool
22769 – Trapped Light
22769 – Beach Bean Bag
22769 – Beach Dude Low Table

hive – lifeguard chairs (past FLF)

hive // abandoned lifeguard chair
hive // lifeguard chair

Sway’s – On the Beach (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

Sway’s [on the Beach] Floor pillows . boho RARE
Sway’s [on the Beach] Torch
Sway’s [on the Beach] Coconut drink
Sway’s [on the Beach] Candle big
Sway’s [on the Beach] Pineapple drink

22769 – Garden Patio (gacha)

22769 – Patio Beanbag Lipstick – COMMON
22769 – Patio Beanbag Creme – COMMON
22769 – Patio Beanbag Shabby – COMMON

22769 – The Record Store (gacha)

22769 – The Record Store – Vending Machine – COMMON

Doesn’t have to be perfect, has to be true

Good morning world and happy Monday. Ugh, I know, like that is even possible. But let’s pretend. The weekend has gone by really fast, but in this case, I realized it brings us closer to the summer. And that is something to look forward to for sure.

Today’s post features a bunch of new stuff from the new event, Man Cave and from the Arcade. So let’s have a look at them separately.

I will start with the non-event things first. The bed is a new release by Fancy Decor and was last week’s FLF so should be currently sold for a regular price. I know should have done my homework but I haven’t. But it’s a bed, how expensive can it be? There is also a white version in case your room is like you, pure, innocent and virgin (exactly like me as well). Did I hear giggles?

Moving on, the hair is the new VIP group gift TRUTH offers for the month. It’s a cute ponytail (there is a rigged ponytail included as well in case you only want to wear only a hairbase with it) and with a styling hud included of course. Very beautiful.

Now to the event stuff. Man Cave opened the doors last night. It’s a new event and you can tell by its name that is catering to male avatars. But when it comes to decor I don’t think gender really matters. At the event you will find the new creations by 22679 called Mancave Corner. Consists of a few decor and furniture, some of which you can see in this post and I will make another post for the rest of them soon. Then, if you’re feeling lucky you can also play MadPea’s new gacha machine to win stuff from their Retro Audio set.

Speaking about gachas, at the Arcade you can also play to win these closet items made by David Heather. Kind of a big one but super lovely. The outfit I’m wearing is also there, a rare gacha by Vale Koer, so good luck!

Last but not least, the pose is new by Pose It and it is a gift. I’m not sure whether there is a group join required or not, but I think you can just get it for free.

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That’s all for today peeps. Have a great one and be kind to one another. See you all next time.

STYLING

HAIR: TRUTH – Ambriel (VIP Group gift June 2017) (NEW!)

OUTFIT: [VALE KOER] – URBAN FITNESS (gacha rare) @The Arcade (NEW!)

POSE

Pose It – Treat You Better (Gift) (NEW!)

SCENE

::no13:: Rainy day Reykjavik (gacha rare)

Fancy Decor – Blackout Bed (past FLF) (NEW!)

David Heather – His T. Rade Closet (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

-David Heather-Sneaker Clock RARE
-David Heather-Jean Shelf RARE
-David Heather-His Jewelry Box RARE
-David Heather-Sneaker Box Mess
-David Heather-Closet Island
-David Heather-Watch Box
-David Heather-Ring Case
-David Heather-Sunglass Display
-David Heather-Framed Jersey
-David Heather-Dog Tag Mannequin
-David Heather-Jersey Mannequin 1
-David Heather-Jersey Mannequin 2
-David Heather-Jersey Mannequin 3
-David Heather-Jersey Mannequin 4
-David Heather-Closet Safe
-David Heather-His Accessories
-David Heather-Workout Bag
-David Heather-Hat Display 1
-David Heather-Hat Display 2
-David Heather-Hat Display 3
-David Heather-Laundry Hamper
-David Heather-Shoe Set

22769  – Mancave Corner @Man Cave (NEW!)

22769 – Musical Bust
22769 – Scooter Lamp
22769 – Vintage Toy Car

MadPea – Retro Audio Set (gacha) @Man Cave (NEW!)

MadPea Retro Audio Shelf Unit RARE
MadPea Retro Audio CD Holder
MadPea Retro Audio Record Holder
MadPea Retro Audio Equalizer
MadPea Retro Audio Cassette Player
MadPea Retro Audio Reel to Reel Player
MadPea Retro Audio Pile of Reels
MadPea Retro Audio Vinyl Record #1
MadPea Retro Audio Big Speaker Left
MadPea Retro Audio Big Speaker Right

 

Cause even a white rose has a black shadow

Good morning world. No surprises today, I am still completely blank! I have absolutely nothing to write about other than the weather or work. And I even am bored to read about the weather or my work. So… let’s move on to the stuff.

Today’s post features more goodies from 22679. Their gacha set is called Under the Milkyway Tonight, is beautiful and consists of 16 items for you to collect. It is currently at Whimsical and in case you were confused like me and thought the event is over, it is not. I’m not sure whether it got extended or I had it all wrong from the beginning (thinking it ended on the 8th of June) but I checked and everything is still there for you to grab. You can also have a good look at the gacha key here.

The sandals I’m wearing are also gacha, by Friday and currently at the Arcade. Have a look at the credits below for the rest of the details and have fun.

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Have a great day and be kind to one another.

STYLING

SANDALS: friday – Nellie (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

JUMPSUIT: ISON – Kelly (Luxebox April 2017)

ROSE: [ keke ] – wild roses

SCENE

22769 – Under The Milkyway Tonight (gacha) @Whimsical (NEW!) (ends June 18th)

22769 – Under The Milkyway Tonight – RARE
22769 – Floating Bed – COMMON
22769 – Star Window Decor – COMMON
22769 – Light Ladder – COMMON
22769 – Floor Pillows – COMMON
22769 – Bookshelf – COMMON
22769 – Caged Floor Light – COMMON
22769 – Sun Clock – COMMON
22769 – Vase with Cherry Blossoms – COMMON
22769 – DIY Endtable – COMMON
22769 – Puffy Plant – COMMON
22769 – Wooden Dreams – COMMON
22769 – Star Books – COMMON
22769 – White Leather Pouf – COMMON
22769 – Plate with Candles – COMMON

NEWCHURCH – Dragonfly Bridge-Arm Floor Lamp @TCF (NEW!)

:: N:: – Dragonfly Bridge -Arm Floor Lamp, Brass

dust bunny . natural habitat @C88 (NEW!)

dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree
dust bunny . potted bromeliad

22769 – The Lake House (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

22769 – Tray with Water Bottle – COMMON

22769 – Home Dschungel

22769 – Succulent 1

dust bunny . storybook living (gacha)

dust bunny . storybook living . black candlestick phone

GA Home – Imagine Painting

Good girl with bad habits

Good morning world and happy Friday eve. Or like Jules and I like to call it, Pre-Friday. It’s June 1st which means the Summer has officially started! Are you all excited? I woke up today, sleepier than ever, made some coffee, read some mail and decided to write a few words down but frankly, it’s impossible at the moment. And the funny thing is that I usually post only in the mornings, as I’m, only then, all rested and concentrated. I come home late at night after work, so attempting to post then would definitely take me much longer. And it would be a mess. So since I can’t properly ramble for you today, I’ll just move on to the stuff.

Yes, more Arcade stuff. The event is huge and the participants are many, so I’m not even close to showing you everything that’s there. One of the gachas you have to try out is the one by 22769. It’s called The Lake House and consists of 22 items. You can have a better look at the gacha key here.

The head I’m wearing is also at the Arcade, new gacha by Genesis Lab, and so are the eyeshadows and the cigarette. I will post a portrait of the head soon, but until then, have a look the gacha key here. Last but not least, the shoes are from Ingenue’s gacha, available for only Maitreya and Slink sizes.

The Arcade has just opened and I’m guessing it will be full for a couple of days but there are also 3 locations you can visit. So good luck and happy shopping.

The Arcade Info:
Sim 1 • Sim 2 • Sim 3
The Arcade Gacha Event Flickr Page
The Arcade Gacha Event Shopping Guide June 2017

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That’s all for now peeps. Have a great one and be kind to one another.

STYLING

HEAD/CIGARETTE/EYESHADOWS: Genesis Lab. – “Up In Smoke” (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!) 

01 Genesis_Head_Flor_3.2 Bento RARE
Genesis_Lab_Cigarette_3.0 Woman Bento CLASSIC
HUD_Genesis_Lab_Eyeshadow_Applier_3.0_FEMME_FATALE

HAIR: [monso] – Twobi @Kustom9 (NEW!)

OUTFIT: CandyDoll – Isaria White Dress

SHOES: Ingenue :: Lykke Heels (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!) 

SCENE

22769 – The Lake House @The Arcade (NEW!) 

22769 – The Lake House – RARE
22769 – Hanging Lake House Chair – COMMON
22769 – Lake House Console Table – COMMON
22769 – Lake House Gallery – COMMON
22769 – Wood Sign – COMMON
22769 – Stormlamp – COMMON
22769 – Sailing Books – COMMON
22769 – Lake House Sofa – COMMON
22769 – Lake House Drapes – COMMON
22769 – Lake House Pouf – COMMON
22769 – Round Hemp Rug – COMMON
22769 – Frosted Glass Couch Table – COMMON
22769 – Boat Shelf – COMMON
22769 – Fishermans Lamp (Ceiling Mount) – COMMON
22769 – Wall Fishes – COMMON
22769 – Lake House Drawer – COMMON
22769 – Lake House Pottery – COMMON
22769 – Tray with Water Bottle – COMMON

22769 – Hanging Plants

22769 – Hanging Plant – Style One – on Plantstand
22769 – Hanging Plant – Style Two – on Plantstand

22769 – Home Dschungel

22769 – Pot with Areca Palm

Sad memories, I seem to recall…

Good morning world and happy Sunday. It’s raining like there’s no tomorrow right now and I’m feeling a little blue. That is the expression, right? I will embrace this moody vibe this morning, enjoy my coffee and go bother somebody. Yes, that’s the thing to do when you’re feeling down. And yes, you’re lucky it’s the weekend and I can’t ramble. Otherwise I would bring you all down with me.

HAIKEI
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Have a great one and be kind to one another. I’ll see you all soon.

STYLING

HEAD: .LeLutka. – Chloe 2.7

HAIR: REIGNxBESOM – POKER FACE (gacha rare) (photoshopped)

TOP: Addams – Evan Givenchi Shirt (NEW!)

PANTS: *COCO* – Linen Pants

SCENE

:HAIKEI: – The Way I Feel (gacha) @Kustom9 (NEW!)
for full gacha key click here

Pewpew! – Handwritten Letters & Pen @Kustom9 (NEW!)

Pewpew! – Thought Polas @Kustom9 (NEW!)

22769 – Hanging Plants @TLC (NEW!)

22769 – Hanging Plant – Style One – on Plantstand

*CHEZ MOI FURNITURES* Couch&Lamp New England – Deco(c)rate (May 2017)

Floor Lamp New England CHEZ MOI

Di’Cor Simone Entryway Set – Deco(c)rate (May 2017)

Di’Cor Simone Console Table

:Cheeky Pea: – Book Decor Dollarbie

..::THOR::.. Book Stack 1

Tropical chill

Good morning world and happy Friday. There is a group on Flickr called “Photoshop Vandalized Photos”. I’m a member of it and I often add my pictures there, as I usually go nuts on Photoshop. We all know that I’m not an expert at PS and I’m, most of the times, experimenting. It’s one of the tips Daeberethwen Arbenlow had given me. Trial and error. Try on filters, layers, light leaks, photo plates or whatever and see what you like the most. Don’t be afraid to make a mistake. The world’s future is not depending on the picture you’re going to post. Besides, it’s the only way you’ll learn.

My picture today is an example of that. It was a normal, colorful picture at first, that meant to showcase 22679’s new release, but I was feeling creative and this is what happened to it. So I will conveniently call this Art and move on. I guess you want to see what the decor stuff really look like though, so have a look here. All the rest is listed and credited below.

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That would be all peeps. Have a great one and be kind to one another. I’ll see you all next time.

STYLING

HEAD: .LeLutka. – Chloe 2.7

HAIR: MURRAY – Magdalena (photoshopped)

DRESS: CandyDoll – Brenda Dress (naughty version) @Fameshed (NEW!) (ends May 27th)

EARRINGS: MINIMAL – Vida Earring

RINGS: Kibitz – Love rings

BRACELET 1: MINIMAL – Knot Bracelet

BRACELET 2: MINIMAL – Nina Bracelet T

WRAPS: friday – Koko @N21 (NEW!)

SCENE

22769 – Colonial Lounge (for The Challenge for Builders of SL)

22769 – Colonial Lounge Bench
22769 – Pinapple Lamp
22769 – Colonial Lounge Sidetable
22769 – Elephant Picture
22769 – Zebra Rug

Beyond the open door

Hello world. Hope everyone’s having a nice weekend. Mine is about to end and it hasn’t been productive at all. I had so many things planned, blogwise at least, but sometimes, RL happens. Anyways, rambling starts again tomorrow so until then, have a great one and be kind to one another.

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PS: I used a different technique to take and edit this picture, which I’m not entirely happy with, but I think it has potential. We shall see soon.

STYLING

HAIR: Blues. – Lili

TOP: Blueberry – Bikini (Luxe Box May 2017)

EARRING: Astralia – Sailing away earrings

SCENE

Concept} – Rodas (gacha) @Kustom9 (NEW!)

Concept} 13. Rodas. House – RARE
Concept} 11. Rodas. FIreplace
Concept} 12. Rodas. Bed – RARE
Concept} 05. Rodas. Pillow Stool colors
Concept} 02. Rodas. Candles
Concept} 08. Rodas. Bench
Concept} 10. Rodas. Double wood seat – RARE
Concept} 06. Rodas. Wood Stool
Concept} 03. Rodas. Bottles
Concept} 01. Rodas. Table
Concept} 09. Rodas. Wood Seat
Concept} 07. Rodas. White Stool
Concept} 08. Rodas. Bench

22769 – Hanging Plants @TLC (NEW!)

22769 – Hanging Plant – Style One
22769 – Hanging Plant – Style Two 
22769 – Hanging Plant – Style Two – on Plantstand
22769 – Hanging Plant – Style One – on Plantstand

Concept} – Barcelona (gacha)

Concept} 09. Barcelona – Dishes

Kalopsia – Lily’s Spring Market Finds

Kalopsia – Lily’s Planter Pot