A new beginning

“Every end is a new beginning”

Good morning peeps! It’s the last day of the year and many of you are excited! I’m still trying to decide whether I personally am or not. I think that I am but I’m also disappointed. Probably because I read my blog post from exactly one year ago where I was clearly stating my resolutions for 2017. And I dramatically failed each and every one of them.

So, this year my resolution will be to not make any resolutions! And that makes perfect sense in my crazy little mind. I’ll just take it as it comes and make the best out of it.

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I can’t let the year go by though without a big shout out to a bunch of people. I did consider making a list of them, but that would just be longer than my list of credits in my post today. My bestie Jules, you constant love and support are coming my way, generously for years. Thank you for that. Huge thanks to my mamacita Alexa too. She’s a new addition but she’s here to stay. I’ll make sure of that! Her friendship is priceless and she also taught me how to terraform. I never forget!

Hara, Raven, Ninna and oh my gosh, so so so many people I want to thank  and mention! You guys come in my chat box, check up on me and ask me if I’m well. Might seem unimportant but it surely isn’t. Thank you for the experiences and for making 2017 really, really fun!

So here’s to another year of great experiences and memories. I hope everyone gets what they ask for and be kind to one another.

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Oh! I almost forgot to mention the stuff in my picture(s) today. It’s a celebratory post featuring new goodies from current round of Uber. [ keke] and hive mostly because…well..their creations are fabulous and well…I blog for them, ok? hehe…!

Check the list below for all the necessary details.

PS: If you’re wondering why there are two versions of the picture, I don’t know what I can tell you. I couldn’t decide which one I liked better! 

That’s all for today folks. Have a great day and see you all next year!

SAYO – Evergreen Collection @Uber (NEW!)

SAYO – Evergreen Collection – Regina Sofa
SAYO – Evergreen Collection – Candleabra Line
SAYO – Evergreen Collection – Woodland Coffee Table
SAYO – Evergreen Collection – Sage Candles
SAYO – Evergreen Collection – Winter Polar Bear
SAYO – Evergreen Collection – Gilded Stag
SAYO – Evergreen Collection – Woodland Fireplace
SAYO – Evergreen Collection – Birch Logs

hive // celebration balloons set @Uber (NEW!)

hive // celebration balloons floor . gold mix
hive // celebration balloons A . gold
hive // celebration balloons B . rose gold
hive // celebration balloons C . silver

[ keke ] happy celebrations @Uber (NEW!)

[ keke ] 2018 gold 
[ keke ] glitter sphere

[ keke ] the table is set collection @Shiny Shabby (NEW!)

[ keke ] the table is set . table
[ keke ] plush tableware 1
[ keke ] black caviar
[ keke ] white caviar
[ keke ] champagne jello with gold dust
[ keke ] pink champagne jello with lavendar crystals
[ keke ] edible gold
[ keke ] bell jar . winter

[ keke ] gift boxes (gacha) @N21 (NEW!)

[ keke ] monogrammed gift box . E
[ keke ] monogrammed gift box . X
[ keke ] monogrammed gift box . I
[ keke ] monogrammed gift box . S
[ keke ] monogrammed gift box . J
[ keke ] monogrammed gift box . N

[ keke ] sleigh & lanterns bx @Decocrate (December 2017) (NEW!)

[ keke ] sleigh prop 
[ keke ] frosted lanterns 

hive // cozy christmas set (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!) (ends today, hurry!)

hive // assorted trees
hive // decorative twigs & berries
hive // pinecone display

Trompe Loeil – 2017 Advent Calendar (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!) (ends today, hurry!)

Trompe Loeil – Lit Branch + Bucket

Apple Fall – Christmas Bake-Off (gacha) @PocketGacha (NEW!)

Apple Fall Winter Heart Wreath

[ keke ] group gift winter 2017 (NEW!)

[ keke ] hygge collection vol. 2 . giga pack

[ keke ] glitter chandelier . gold
[ keke ] hygge sofa table . white

[ keke ] this is it! (gacha)

[ keke ] framed . white

[ keke ] glitter floor

Apple Fall Hardwick Manor

.LeLutka.Spirit.Tree (group gift)

Gallant Magazine SL – Winter 2017

Good morning world! Back to work again today so I’m grumpy. It is Wednesday though and that makes me feel a lot better.

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I had mentioned in one of my previous posts that I had been working on a project for the Holiday Issue of the Gallant Magazine. The magazine is released so now I can share it all with you. Well, not all, I only picked some of the pictures.

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Mostly because some of the stuff in the pictures are still currently at events but also because the whole point is to read the magazine!

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So, my project was to create a winter lodge. Divos provided some boards for me from pinterest with pictures that would inspire and motivate me. He also had the build ready. And a pretty big one!

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At this point, I want to mention that this has been the very first time I worked on something that huge and demanding. The fact that Divos trusted me with this project, showed me faith and support meant a great deal. I felt that I had to do a great job and not let him down. But, working more than full time and taking on a project like this, can be challenging.

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I had to sleep for only 3-4 hours every night in order to finish the decorations and as soon as that part was over, take the pictures. And you know I’m weird right? I changed the bedroom decoration twice and the bathroom’s and kitchen’s thrice. Yes. And I still don’t like them 100%!

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I’m not saying all these to complain. Not at all. I knew what I was getting myself into. It was a stressful experience but which activity that involves a deadline, isn’t? I think the satisfaction I’ve gotten after everything was ready and all the nice and kind comments I received from many of you are worth it more. Plus, it’s one more experience. It helped me become more resourceful, creative and grow as a blogger.

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Most of the items used in the pictures are fairly new or still currently at events, the Arcade and Fameshed.

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Featured designers are Apple Fall, Hive, Dust Bunny, 22769, Soy, Consignment, Trompe Loeil and many more. Both the mentioned events are about to end soon though so you don’t have time all the time in the world. I would suggest visiting page 267 of the magazine for all the detailed credits. They took me a while to write down so you kind of have to read them.

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The whole build is at the Gallant Estates sim which is now open to the public and will remain open until the 2nd of January. I would like to encourage you all to visit and see the works of other fellow bloggers and decorators there, take your pictures and tell me your opinion on everything, by leaving a comment below. I will include all the important SLUrls and links at the end of this post.

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Last but not least, I want to thank Divos for his tremendous support and encouragement all this time. He’s a wonderful person and I’m lucky enough to call him a friend now. He’s pretty hot too! Big thanks to Julie and Alexa also, for offering me an ear to complain to and a providing me with a hug when I needed one. And big thanks to all of you for reading and supporting me for so long. I appreciate it a lot!

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  • To see more pictures and read the magazine click here.
  • To visit the sim, have a look at the rest of the decorations and take pictures click here.
  • To read full credits of all the items used click here

 

Thank you all for reading! See you next time.

Cherry Bomb

Good morning world! Did you all have a good time yesterday? I definitely did! I had so much food that I won’t have to eat for the next couple of weeks. Also, the house is a mess, as I had a lot of people over. It was worth it but I’ve never procrastinated more about cleaning it. If there are any heroes or volunteers out there, please contact me ASAP!

Today’s post features a bunch of new stuff. District 20 opened on the 20th (for the VIP members) and the very next day for everyone else. Stop by and have a look at what this new round has to offer.

Kustom 9 also opened a few days ago and this is where you can get the new releases by Haikei and Tableau Vivant.

Last but not least, the Arcade will end soon so now is your chance for any last minute shopping you’ve forgotten to do so far.

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

STYLING

HEAD: LeLutka – Simone 3.0

SKIN: ItGirls – Vlada

EYES: ANATOMY – Bunny Eyes @District 20 (NEW!)

HAIR: Tableau Vivant – Gia @Kustom 9 (NEW!)

TOP: Nerido – Kata Shirt @District 20 (NEW!)

PANTIES: erratic – cerise

SOCKS: friday – Merry Socks (gacha common) @The Arcade (NEW!)

SCENE

:HAIKEI: Gave Your Love Away (gacha) @Kustom 9 (NEW!)

:HAIKEI: Gave Your Love Away_GACHA / RARE
:HAIKEI: Gave Your Love Away_GACHA / {1}
:HAIKEI: Gave Your Love Away_GACHA / {2}
:HAIKEI: Gave Your Love Away_GACHA / {3}
:HAIKEI: Gave Your Love Away_GACHA / {4}
:HAIKEI: Gave Your Love Away_GACHA / {5}
:HAIKEI: Gave Your Love Away_GACHA / {6}

:HAIKEI: Always be there (gacha)

:HAIKEI: Always be there_Gacha / {4}

:HAIKEI: It’s Cold Outside (gacha)

:HAIKEI: It’s Cold Outside / Cappuccino Mug
:HAIKEI: It’s Cold Outside / 2 books

:HAIKEI: Always be there (gacha)

:HAIKEI: Always be there_Gacha / {4}
:HAIKEI: Always be there_Gacha / {6}

:HAIKEI: Belong To You (gacha)

:HAIKEI: Belong To You / GACHA / {5}

MINIMAL – Anniversary Background

Holidays upstairs

Hello peeps! It is official! One week left until Christmas. I will be working this week but my mood has never been better. And I know it is a matter of time before the holidays are over but oh well…!

Today’s post features a bunch of new stuff from the current round of Collabor88 along with some stuff from the Arcade and Tannenbaum. Have a look below for all the important details and enjoy shopping.

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

dust bunny . alpine christmas tree @C88 (NEW!)

dust bunny . alpine christmas tree . decorated

dust bunny . christmas presents @C88 (NEW!)

dust bunny . christmas presents . type a
dust bunny . christmas presents . type b
dust bunny . christmas presents . type c
dust bunny . christmas presents . type d
dust bunny . christmas presents . type e
dust bunny . christmas presents . type f

dust bunny & O.M.E.N . Puppy Basket @C88 (NEW!)

dust bunny . homemade gingerbread hearts (past FLF)

dust bunny . gingerbread ornaments (past FLF)

dust bunny . gingerbread ornament . type a
dust bunny . gingerbread ornament . type b
dust bunny . gingerbread ornament . type c
dust bunny . gingerbread ornament . type d
dust bunny . gingerbread ornament . type e

dust bunny . winter decoration @Tannenbaum (NEW!)

dust bunny . string lights . white . type c

Fancy Decor: Gordon Collection @C88 (NEW!)

Fancy Decor: Pillar Fireplace (white)
Fancy Decor: Pillar Candles (red)
Fancy Decor: Pillar Candles (white)
Fancy Decor: Wooden Box (painted lid)
Fancy Decor: Gordon Candlestick (silver)

llorisen // elia (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

llorisen // elia gallery wall

ARIA – Verity (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

ARIA – Verity Decor Robe – RARE
ARIA – Verity Dressser
ARIA – Verity Dresser Decor
ARIA – Verity Bed – RARE
ARIA – Verity Bedside table
ARIA – Verity Table Light
ARIA – Verity Decorative Tote Bag

:HAIKEI: It’s Cold Outside (gacha)

:HAIKEI: It’s Cold Outside / background_2

Warming memories

Hello world! It’s the weekend, remember our agreement? There’s no rambling in the weekends and it’s super convenient at the moment as I don’t have much to say, other than, have a great one!

GENESIS MONSO
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See you all next time.

STYLING

Genesis Lab. – Warming Memories (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

Genesis_Head_Marlene_3.2 Bento
Genesis Lab. – “Warming Memories”- Camera – Unrigged – Male
Genesis Lab. – “Warming Memories”- Glass – Khaki
Genesis Lab. – “Warming Memories”- Watch – Khaki

HAIR: [monso] – Laureline @Sanarae (NEW!)

COAT: :V.e. – Matilda Belted Coat

SCENE

[ keke ] winter maple leaves

[ keke ] winter maple leaves . whirling rime

ionic : Flowers in December @TCF (NEW!)

ionic : City Apartment -Snowy- RARE

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

hive // fir tree A . snowy

Snowed in

Hello peeps! It’s Friday and I’m in a great mood! I have rambled a lot this week so I’m going to let you have a quiet one today. Today’s post features more Arcade goodies so have a look below for all the details and good luck!

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

(Milk Motion) – Silent nights (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

(Milk Motion) the cabin -Rare 
(Milk Motion) the cabin – IVY add on
(Milk Motion) the cabin – SNOW add on
(Milk Motion) The cabin – ladder
(Milk Motion) faux animal skin wall decor 2
(Milk Motion) snowy bare tree
(Milk Motion) snowman 1 
(Milk Motion) snowman 2 

*HEXtraordinary* – Owl Keepers (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

*HEXtraordinary* Barn Owl – Flying
*HEXtraordinary* Barn Owl – Perched

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!)

Dancing dragonflies

Hello world and happy Wednesday. It’s a beautiful day today and I’m at work looking outside the window thinking of all the other things I’d rather be doing right now than actually work. I’m sorry but, I’m on vacation mode already. I don’t have anything new to share with you this morning so I’ll just skip to the stuff.

Today’s post features more goodies from the Arcade plus some new releases from Addams and [ keke ]. I pushed myself a little and tried to make as many Arcade posts as possible and show as many new releases as possible as I’m a bit worried that the closer we get to Christmas, the less time I’ll have to be inworld or even blog. So there you go. Have a look below for all the items used and good luck with those gacha machines!

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My job today is done, time to go back to work. Have a great one and I’ll see you all next time.

STYLING

HEAD: CATWA – Catya v3.0

SKIN: Glam Affair – Klea (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

HAIR: Doe – Noel (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

NECKLACE/EARRINGS: LaGyo – Edith (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

CORSET/PANTYHOSE: Addams // Ditta @Collabor88 (NEW!)

FUR: NOCHE – Paris Off Shoulder

SHOES: [BREATHE] – Juniper Wedges (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

SCENE

Ariskea – Petite Paris 2 (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Skybox Parisian RARE
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Pouf Fabric
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Perfect Rose Red RARE
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Perfect Rose Pink RARE
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Classic Chair
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Paris Je taime Frame
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Shopping Frame
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Round Rug
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Tea Cup Pink
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Tea Cup Rose
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Rose Teapot
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Eiffel Tower Frame
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Maccaron
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Pouf Flower
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Shopping Frame
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Left Classic Curtains
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Right Classic Curtains

[ keke ] even dragonflies dream (NEW!)

[ keke ] even dragonflies dream . warm

 Tres Blah – Eclectic Collection (gacha)

-tres blah- Eclectic Collection – Makeup Bag

 Tres Blah – Soiree (gacha)

-tres blah- Soiree – Gifts

 Tres Blah – Slumber Party (gacha)

Tres Blah – Slumber Party – Makeup Bag
Tres Blah – Slumber Party – Making Memories
Tres Blah – Slumber Party – Pillows
Tres Blah – Slumber Party – Nail Polish Collection

Like the rays of the sun

“Her red hair burns like the rays of the sun. I see her and I am lit”

Hello peeps. It’s going to be a quick post today, as I’m at work and my break is about to end. Genesis Lab offers two new bento heads at the Arcade (along with other goodies), one for the ladies and one for the gents. The female one is Marlene and she’s super pretty. Have a look at the gacha key here and good luck!

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

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

EYES: Genesis Lab – Eyes Applier 3.0 PASADENA

HAIR: TRUTH / Farryn @Uber (NEW!)

Snow hearts

Good morning and happy Monday! Ok, seriously, every time I use happy and Monday in the same sentence, I sigh. Those two don’t make sense together. Anyways, we’re getting closer to Christmas so the mood is getting better. Not because I love Christmas that much, no. Because I’ll get to have some days off from work. Have you made your plans yet? I haven’t even started decorating ! One problem at a time though.

Today’s post features a bunch of new stuff from Tannenbaum and The Arcade. I mentioned yesterday all the important information you need to know about The Arcade, it opened last week and will stay open until the 31st. But, Tannenbaum will end on the 25th. So plan your shopping spree accordingly. You have to look at the credits below for every item used, it’s a long list, I know, sorry! Enjoy your shopping!

ARCADECONSIGNMENT
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That would be all for now.

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

STYLING

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

HAIR: Wasabi // Sloane (gacha rare) @The Arcade (NEW!)

OUTFIT/BOOTS: OSMIA – Frosty Day (gacha rare) @The Arcade (NEW!)

LEGGINGS: Blueberry – Poppy

POSE

Sari-Sari – Snow Hearts (bento) @Tannenbaum (NEW!)

SCENE

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

hive // christmas tree farm
hive // fir tree A . snowy

Tableau Vivant Decor \\ Squirrel @Tannenbaum (NEW!)

Tableau Vivant \\ Squirrel [static]

JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 15. Mrs Claws Pup Wanderer

Consignment – The Attachable Snowmobile (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

[Con.] Snowmobile attachable – white

Consignment – Cuddle Cabins (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

[Con.] Cuddle Cabins – White

OSMIA – Frosty Day (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

OSMIA – Frosty.Day.Gacha.BabyFawn – Decor – 1
OSMIA – Frosty.Day.Gacha.BabyFawn – Decor – 3
OSMIA – Frosty.Day.Gacha.BabyFawn – Decor – 4
OSMIA – Frosty.Day.Gacha.BabyFawn – Decor – 5

brocante. snowman (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

brocante. snowman (gacha) / anatomy lesson RARE

(Milk Motion) Silent nights (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

(Milk Motion) woodcutter stump 2 

hive // string lights (past FLF)

hive // string lights angled . complete