When the evening star is rising

“When the evening star is rising and the shadows gather ’round…”

Hello hello! Everyone had a great weekend? Did you also have to work, like I did? If so, hit me up and we can bitch about to each other later.

I’m taking you to Japan again today (or at least what I think Japan looks like) using the new releases from Thor and Tableau Vivant at the brand new round of 6 Republic. Both are gacha, so good luck! Also, in case you’ve forgotten, the theme of the round is Tokyo vs Canada and since this is my second post about Japan, I’m going to make a Canada one next. So, stay tuned! You can get all the information necessary about the event in my previous post, here.

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That’s all for today peeps! Have a great day and week and be kind to one another.

..::THOR::.. The Rising Sun (gacha) @6 Republic (NEW!)

..::THOR::.. Rising Sun Counter ULTRARARE
..::THOR::.. Rising Sun Gate RARE
..::THOR::.. Rising Sun Stall RARE
..::THOR::.. Rising Sun Wall Post – Lamp
..::THOR::.. Rising Sun Wall (M)
..::THOR::.. Rising Sun Noren Gazebo
..::THOR::.. Rising Sun Noren Banner with Poles
..::THOR::.. Rising Sun Bench
..::THOR::.. Rising Sun Table
..::THOR::.. Rising Sun Stone Lamp
..::THOR::.. Rising Sun Wood Bench
..::THOR::.. Raising Sun Service Table
..::THOR::.. Salmon Sashimi
..::THOR::.. Tsujiura Senbee – Fortune Cookies
..::THOR::.. Sake Set
..::THOR::.. Miso Soup

Tableau Vivant \\ Yatai (gacha) @6 Republic (NEW!)

Tableau Vivant \\ Yatai zensai
Tableau Vivant \\ Yatai grill
Tableau Vivant \\ Yatai banners (red)
Tableau Vivant \\ Yatai lantern (white)
Tableau Vivant \\ Yatai sideboard
Tableau Vivant \\ Yatai cups (grey)
Tableau Vivant \\ Yatai cups (brown)
Tableau Vivant \\ Yatai ramen San
Tableau Vivant \\ Yatai ramen Ni
Tableau Vivant \\ Yatai ramen Shi
Tableau Vivant \\ Yatai ramen Roku
Tableau Vivant \\ Yatai sauce bottles
Tableau Vivant \\ Yatai kyusu kocha
Tableau Vivant \\ Yatai Teppanyaki steak
Tableau Vivant \\ Yatai 3 yakitori

Apple Fall Whitehall Pathway / Orsett Lantern

Best, isn’t good enough.

Hello world! It might be a somewhat sad post today but only because I’m pretty emotional since last night. I could share the whole story but I won’t. No need to name names or point fingers. Let’s just say I was let go from a store I used to blog for, without any prior warning or discussion about their intention. I was really surprised that happened, since I kept my part of the deal. I met the requirements and, I believe, I did everything I could to showcase their stuff, best way possible. Best, is not good enough though. And hey, it’s their decision and I have to accept and respect it. I’m still so grateful I got the opportunity to be part of their team in the first place.

Rejection is part of our lives. If you think about it, we get rejected constantly, in so many different ways. But sometimes, it can’t help but feel personal. This was not a Blueberry application, where you got rejected only because 1.000 other bloggers applied. I can live with that. This is being rejected after being part of the team!

I have mentioned before how blogging is therapeutic to me. It’s a brilliant escape to forget my troubles and distract me from the things that bother me. It’s also a lot of sacrifices. It’s the time away from my friends in RL, my friends in SL, my family. It’s also the times I missed my dance classes, I was late for work or lost sleep. Clearly I made the wrong choices and let SL take over RL but I will stand by my decisions, because they make me happy. It is what it is.

I once read a quote: Confidence is not “they will like me”. Confidence is “I’ll be fine if they don’t”. And it’s true! Now, if you’re a stubborn Virgo like me, you know that the best thing to do next is, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, remember why you started this in the first place and prove them wrong. At least, that’s what I plan on doing.

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Ok, and now that the sad little rambling’s over and I feel better, I’ll make a quick mention to the stuff. New hair by Tableau Vivant at Project 7, new Friday boots, Ison outfit and Dust Bunny garden stuff at Collabor88! Check the list below for all the details and have fun.

STYLING

HAIR: Tableau Vivant – Fine @The Project Se7en (NEW!)

SWEATER: ISON – anne fall sweater @Collabor88 (NEW!)

DRESS: ISON – marie fall dress @Collabor88 (NEW!)

SHOES: friday – River Boots @Collabor88 (NEW!)

LEGGINGS: Blueberry – Cake Leggings

POSE

 LP: Relax

SCENE

dust bunny . harvest @Collabor88 (NEW!)

dust bunny . harvest . jug of sunflowers
dust bunny . harvest . cozy wheelbarrow
dust bunny . harvest . lumberjack stump
dust bunny . harvest . haybale

[ keke ] rosehips in pitcher (NEW!)

dust bunny . diy rose tea . (group gift)

dust bunny . storybook living . researcher’s journal

Apple Fall Crumpled Newspaper

Apple Fall Handbag & Scarf

Sunrise at the pathless woods

Hello world! I don’t have much time to ramble today so I’ll just move on to the stuff. There is a new awesome build by Hive at Salem and since you’re there, check out the ravens JIAN made as well.

You know, I was really tempted to play with you all and hide a raven somewhere in the picture, to see who would eventually find it. Hmm..I actually regret not doing that now, so maybe next time!

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

hive // clarice’s cottage @Salem (NEW!)

JIAN – Raven Collection @Salem (NEW!)

JIAN Raven Collection :: Wanderer
JIAN Raven Collection :: Perched

[we’re CLOSED] old fence 1

[we’re CLOSED] tree 01A bare

[we’re CLOSED] tyre swing

DRD EL seesaw – deco

Bagni di foreste

Which means, baths of forests. And no, I don’t speak Italian but I know how to use google translate!

Good morning folks! It’s Friday, are you all as excited as I am? I’m working tomorrow again and starting next week, I will be working from 10am until 10pm which is going to be a challenge, working and keeping up with my blog at the same time, but I’ll figure something out. And that should never be a reason to not enjoy a Friday!

So, today I’m showing you the newest release of Concept – and not a gacha one this time. You can find it at Shiny Shabby, it’s called Nude and consists of a bath, a candles tray and of course, candles. There’s also a wooden platform/floor in the set but I didn’t use that as I got to use the amazing stone stairs Studio Skye has created.

I had never considered the idea of bathing outside before and to be honest…now that I have, I still don’t think that I would do it. No offense to all of you daredevils out there but…some snakes can swim! It’s all I’m saying!

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

Concept – Nude @Shiny Shabby (NEW!)

Concept} Nude. Bath
Concept} Nude. Candles tray
Concept} Nude. Candles 3
Concept} Nude. Candles 4

Skye Stone Stairs

Skye Twisted Tree

Abandoned Farm

Good morning peeps! Weekend is finally here and even though I have to work today, I don’t care. It always feels better on a Saturday. The month is soon coming to an end and I’m not quite done yet with everything I wanted to show you, blogging wise, so I suppose you’re stuck with me for the next days, blogging every day and spamming you. Sorry in advance. Can’t speak for the pictures alone, but the items in them, are definitely pretty. So you’ll enjoy those at least.

Today I’m showcasing the new Abandoned Farm set 22769 made for the current round of WLRP, then some goodies Hive made as group gifts and FLF and Fameshed and last but not least, one of the group gifts DRD released this month too. They all worked together so beautifully.

Also, in this picture, I’m using Jay’s new windlight called, Down. If you still haven’t downloaded/used that, you’re missing out.

Have a look below for all the details and have fun shopping.

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That should be all for now. Have a great day and see you all next time.

22769 – Abandoned Farm @WLRP (NEW!)

22769 – Damaged Shelter
22769 – Damaged Windmill
22769 – Old Water Tower

hive // the lone star (NEW!) (group gift)

hive // the lone star . metal

hive // hay bales + cuddle horror sign (NEW!) (past FLF)

hive // hay bale
hive // hay bale w/blanket A
hive // hay bale w/blanket B

hive // fall scarecrow @Fameshed (NEW!)

hive // fall scarecrow . jean
hive // fall scarecrow . plaid

DRD – Junk Yard Signs  (NEW!) (group gift)

DRD – Junk Yard Signs – Chickuns

+Half-Deer+ – Ravens

+Half-Deer+ Raven – Black – Right
+Half-Deer+ Raven – Black – Left
+Half-Deer+ Raven – Black – Up
+Half-Deer+ Raven – Black – Down Left

Skye Twisted Tree

Heart – Corn Stalks

*alirium* DwarfForest

Rustling leaves

Good morning world and happy Monday! We’re having a moody weather in Athens today, still warm but very cloudy and possibly rainy later so today’s post feels appropriate. Autumn is here for good and it was about time it arrived.

The picture features a lot of new stuff from the Arcade. So grab your coffee and enjoy reading the long list of credits. It was great fun working on this picture for so many reasons. Mostly because it’s about Autumn which I have missed, (there’s a limit to the number of bikinis I can blog apparently) but also because I got to be creative and use a lot of different items, mix them together and hopefully make a nice picture.

Arcade has been open for several days now, so getting in the sim shouldn’t be a problem anymore. Good luck and have fun!

ARCADE 1
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There is a follow-up fashion picture I made using this scene, which I’m not loving but might post tomorrow to get it out of the way. We’ll see!

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

hive – annamae’s abode (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

hive / annamae’s abode RARE
hive // annamae’s porch swing
hive // porch light . rusted
hive // annamae’s end table
hive // annamae’s coffee table
hive // oh my stars
hive // here for tea

22769 – Harvest Fest (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

22769 – The Little Barn – RARE
22769 – Party Flags – COMMON
22769 – Barn Chandelier – COMMON
22769 – Farmhouse Table – COMMON
22769 – Farmhouse Chair – COMMON
22769 – Pumpkin in Glass Jar – COMMON
22769 – Barn A Frame – COMMON
22769 – Autumn Dishes – COMMON
22769 – Boxtree in Bucket Rusty – COMMON
22769 – Bunch of Pumpkins Pale – COMMON
22769 – Bunch of Pumpkins Orange – COMMON
22769 – Vintage Wheelbarrow – COMMON

brocante – beergarden (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

brocante. beergarden gacha / rake
brocante. beergarden gacha / tractor rim table red

Action – Used Cars (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

12 Action Used Cars – Camera Van Bean RARE 
03 Action Used Cars – Bench Seat Almon
02 Action Used Cars – Bench Seat Currant 

JIAN – ‘dorable Danes (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

JIAN ‘dorable Danes 3. Adult Wanderer RARE

hive – fall scarecrows @Fameshed (NEW!)

hive // fall scarecrow . jean
hive // fall scarecrow . plaid

Kalopsia – Cherry Leaves Flying

{what next} Sunflowers Pitcher

The Wonders Gate

Good morning world! Not much to share with you today apart from the fact that I did go to the beach yesterday but I did jinx it as well. No need to get into the details but let’s just say that my first swim was a bit disappointing! But there are more to come so…

Today’s post features stuff from [ keke ], Serenity Style and DRD. Some are new releases, some are rather older ones. Have a look below for every item used and where you can currently find it.

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

[ keke ] – butterflies dancing (NEW!) (available on MP too)

[ keke ] butterflies dancing – pink

[ keke ] – wild allium @C88 (NEW!)

[ keke ] wild allium . white 1
[ keke ] wild allium . white 3

[ keke ] – the whole shamoley @Home Show (NEW!)

[ keke ] little diva draver . rose
[ keke ] moths to a flame – pink

Serenity Style – The Secret Garden Gate – Light @WLRP (NEW!)

[ keke ] – summer bottles

[ keke ] summer bottle – birdsong
[ keke ] summer bottle – shade
[ keke ] summer bottle – breeze

[ keke ] – watering can – beatle

DRD – Garden Party (gacha)

2 – DRD – Garden Party – Big Tree Bare – RARE 
2 – DRD – Garden Party – Big Tree Decorated – RARE 
6 – DRD – Garden Party – Juice Bar Sign 
7 – DRD – Garden Party – Solo Stage 
11 – DRD – Garden Party – Which Way Sign 
12 – DRD – Garden Party – Little Tree 
13 – DRD – Garden Party – Wallflowers – D 
14 – DRD – Garden Party – Wallflowers – B 
14 – DRD – Garden Party – Wallflowers – C 
15 – DRD – Garden Party – Wallflowers – A 
15 – DRD – Garden Party – Wallflower Side Table – One 
15 – DRD – Garden Party – Wallflower Chair – One 
15 – DRD – Garden Party – Wallflower Chair – Two 
16 – DRD – Garden Party – Bonfire Bench 
20 – DRD – Garden Party – Desert Table 
21 – DRD – Garden Party – Memory Ladder

Not all who wander are lost

Good morning world. Everyone had a good weekend? I definitely did. The weather it’s getting better and better every day (well, it did rain yesterday, but only for a couple of hours) which affects my mood positively but also makes me think of beaches and summer holidays so will probably give me a hard time focusing at work.

Speaking of hard times, let’s move on to the stuff. Today I’m showing the new gacha Hive released at the Arcade. The set is called Summer Camp, consists of 14 common and 3 rare items to collect, each and every one of them amazing. So why a hard time?

A gacha like this requires a full landscape. And I’m terrible at it. I first worked on this set about a week ago, trying to mix and match other things from the Arcade as well, wanting to showcase everything the best way possible and I thought I had made a good job until I saw posts of this set from other bloggers and photographers on social media. They were beautiful, inspiring and made me decide that I needed to work on this more and differently. But I don’t worry anymore. Alexa promised me to teach me how to terraform and create big, impressive landscapes so there you go. I will, one day, amaze you with them. Until then, be gentle and remember that I’m a noob. He he.

I managed to use some other stuff from the Arcade as well, such as Brocante’s bicycle and miwa’s airship kitchen decoration items. Have a look at the credits below, everything’s listed. Last but not least, everything I’m wearing, apart from the top (which is a new Addams release but you’ll get a better look at it in another post soon) is also from the Arcade by Tableau Vivant, Vinyl and Friday.

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That would be all for today peeps. Have a great one and be kind to one another. I will see you all next time.

STYLING

HAIR: Tableau Vivant – Summer Hairplay (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

Tableau Vivant \\ Summer Hairplay – Alize (rare)

TOP: Addams – Hara VNeck Top (NEW!)

BELT/SKIRT: Vinyl – Vinyl vs the forces of Evil (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

Vinyl – Bastille Belt – Maitreya RARE 
Vinyl – Kripac Skirt – Maitreya COMMON 

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

fri. – Nellie Sandals (Adobe)

SCENE

hive // summer camp (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

hive // camp cabin RARE
hive // ranger rick’s office RARE

hive // rick’s truck [brown]
hive // rick’s truck [white]
hive // leaning oars
hive // blue canoe
hive // red canoe
hive // campfire
hive // cozy logs
hive // camp area sign
hive // wildlife view sign
hive // hiking sign
hive // hanging camp lantern
hive // camp lantern
hive // dirty coffee cups
hive // ranger rick’s hat
hive // compass

miwa’s airship# – Sunlight kitchen (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

miwa’s airship# Pan hanger
miwa’s airship# Hanging lemon pot
miwa’s airship# Bowls
miwa’s airship# Cinnamon rolls
miwa’s airship# Green chair
miwa’s airship# Towel chair
miwa’s airship# Milk pot

brocante. beach cruiser (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

brocante. beach cruiser / white 

hive // picnic prep (gacha) 

hive // diy tent RARE
hive // extra crates [light]
hive // extra crates [dark]
hive // crate bar [dark]
hive // pot of forks
hive // pot of knives
hive // pot of spoons

hive // classic tv

hive // classic tv [brown]

22769 – Hanging Plants

22769 – Hanging Plant – Style One

22769 – Old Atelier (gacha)

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Old Atelier Couch – (past Epiphany exclusive)

 

Beach break

Good morning world! I know what you’re thinking…this is me posting “every other day”. I’m sorry, I tried! But there are so many good things out there, created every day, I can’t just ignore them, I need to share!

We Love Role-Play opens tonight and it’s going to be huge. It’s an anniversary round so gifts are going to be available for you by every store booth. For this picture I used 22679’s release for the event, which is pretty big! In order to showcase the whole thing I had to really zoom out and do a landscape picture but I’m not good at landscaping, so this is what you get instead. The set consists of ramps, stairs, corners and basically parts of a path, which you can create by combining all the pieces together like a puzzle! It was great fun working on it. You can have a better look at the whole set here.

Make sure you check the credits for the rest of the stuff and have fun at the event!

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

STYLING

HAIR: *TKW* – Lifar @WLRP (NEW!) (opens 1pm SLT)

ROMPER: Zenith – Spring Vintage (gacha rare) @N21 (NEW!)

RINGS: Kibitz – Love rings @The Secret Hideout (NEW!)

SCENE

22769 – Beach Pathways Building Set @WLRP (NEW!) (opens 1pm SLT)

22769 – Beach Path Big Pathway
22769 – Beach Path Big Stairs
22769 – Beach Path Bridge
22769 – Beach Path Corner
22769 – Beach Path Damaged
22769 – Beach Path Ramp
22769 – Beach Path Small Pathway
22769 – Beach Path Small Stairs
22769 – Dune Grass (anniversary round gift)

Zenith – Spring Vintage (gacha) @N21 (NEW!)

=Zenith=Belt Platform (Rose) -Maitreya
=Zenith=spring vintage basket with rose (Dark) no pose
(they’re not decor items, I just rezzed and used them as such)

Peaches ‘N Cream – CESP (gacha) @The Epiphany (NEW!)

Peaches ‘N Cream – CESP -M.A.S.H. Sheets

Genesis Lab. – Luxury Dream (gacha) @The Epiphany (NEW!)

Genesis_Lab_Phone_3.1 Bento

C L A Vv.  – Hibernating Time (gacha)

C L A Vv. Hibernating Time – Cookie and Chips 

*AF* – Cookie Boards (gacha)

*AF* Cookie Board 10 ~ Open Heart Cookies and Milk RARE

.cosmic peaches. – Loving From a Distance (gacha)

.cosmic peaches. – LeatherBound Photo Album – Brown

..::THOR::.. – Living On Two Wheels (gacha)

..::THOR::.. Bicycle Beyge + Pic-Nic Set (common)

Fancy Decor Magazine Stack 1

Perpetual journey

Good morning! Last night I realized that, this month, I have been blogging daily. Yes, there hasn’t been a single day in April where I didn’t post a picture and I’m a bit proud of myself. It’s not the greatest accomplishment in the world for sure, but thinking about how limited my time is and how hard for me is to concentrate sometimes, I think I will buy myself an ice cream today.

Do I recommend blogging daily? Absolutely not! I believe that, no matter how skillful you are, when you massively produce, whatever that is, your quality, inevitably will be affected or you will make mistakes. Blogging wise, it could be anything. Wrong credits, forget to add something you wanted to your scene, a very bad editing of a picture etc. If you can do it, that’s great. I admire you for that. I personally have realized some mistakes I’ve made only because I rushed a post (which I won’t point out as you might have not noticed them, hehe) or I see some pictures I have posted and wonder what I was thinking. I could have edited them better or worked on a scene differently.

Noone forced me to post every day, I know. I believe it was an unofficial challenge I put myself through, to see if I can make it. And I’m planning on finishing it. I will continue to post daily until the end of the month, but after that, I will try to go back to “every other day”. I said I will try, because I know me, it won’t be the first time that I will break my own promises. I know for sure though, that I have to relax a little. This has started to feel overwhelming again and I need to be enjoying it.

Anyways, today’s post will be the last one featuring stuff from Bloom. The event ends on Sunday and I believe I covered pretty much everything from it. I’m kidding, there’s still plenty of goodies for you to see and grab. It has been a blast covering the event, mostly because I got to make a lot of spring-y, outdoorsy scenes. They’re new to me, very interesting and challenging. The rest of the stuff is new releases from 22769 from the new Shiny Shabby round and some FLF goodies from Hive. So take a minute to read the credits below for more details.

OBSERVATORY
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That also explains the post’s title. It’s my “Perpetual Journey” to the world of blogging. I didn’t know what perpetual means and had to google it. It will be my word of the day. Off to work now! Have a lovely day and be kind to one another. See you all next time.

STYLING

HAIR: elua – Filia (gacha common) @The Epiphany (NEW!)

DRESS: Tres Blah – Kiki (Luxebox April 2017)

SCENE

[Merak] – Abandoned Conservatory @Bloom (NEW!) (ends April 30th)

SAYO – Vizcaya Garden Party Set @Bloom (NEW!) (ends April 30th)

SAYO – Vizcaya Garden Party Set – Floor Pillow
SAYO – Vizcaya Garden Party Set – Drink Cart
SAYO – Vizcaya Garden Party Set – Bucket o’ Bottles

hive – picnic prep (gacha) @Bloom (NEW!) (ends April 30th)

hive // crate bar [dark]
hive // extra crates [dark]

hive – newly planted trees set @Bloom (NEW!) (ends April 30th)

hive // birch tree [large]
hive // oak tree
hive // newly planted oak tree
hive // newly planted birch tree

22769 – Home Dschungel @Shiny Shabby (NEW!)

22769 – Snake Plant
22769 – Woven Lounge Chair
22769 – Succulent 2
22769 – Great Cactus
22769 – Vipers bowstring hemp

22769 – Baker Street 221b (gacha)

22769 – Tea Table – COMMON

hive // vintage garden hose cart unraveled (past FLF)

hive // hailey’s hammock (past FLF)