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Dawn at the Boho Cafe

When I saw Death Row Design’s new release for Uber, I knew I had to have it for my sim. It’s so cute and I love anything with a boho vibe. I bought the entire set and have no regrets! I wanted to make it look cheerful and spring-y outside, so I used some of Little Branch’s gorgeous new tree releases. The big Poplar tree behind the cafe was at an event but should soon be in the Mainstore. To the right (your right) is one of Little Branch’s Lime trees, which you will find at The Clique through April 4th. On the left is a Fig tree, also by Little Branch, and currently available at Shiny Shabby! All three trees are animated and season change, plus they include grass (as seen in the picture by the trees).

Dawn at the Boho Cafe

To those celebrating, Happy Easter and Happy Passover!

~Lucie

Credits
DRD – Boho Bean Coffee Shack – Shack Furnished
JIAN Glam Greyhounds 3. Adult Wanderer RARE, Glam Greyhounds 9. Wander Pup Brindle (March 2018 Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Lighted Pathway – Stars – Rainbow
Little Branch: LB_FigTree{Animated}Seasons, LB_LimeTree{Animated}4SASesons, LB_PoplarTree.v1{ACAnimated}*4Seasons, LB_Grass.V4{Animated}Mesh

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Skin Fair is almost over!

If you haven’t been to Skin Fair yet, you only have through tomorrow (March 25th) to get there! There are two sims and a lot to see, so give yourself time to visit and check everything out thoroughly. I have two skin appliers from Skin Fair to share in this post.

First up is League’s Alessa LeLutka applier, which I am wearing on Greer. This skin is absolutely stunning. I am always so happy to see a new release from League, and this one didn’t disappoint. You get a variety of makeup choices and mole/freckle options, too. There is a shape available that was designed with the Greer head in mind, so if you have trouble getting your head to look the way you’d like or want to look like the ad, I highly recommend buying it. I used it as a template for my own shape for this applier, though I did make modifications. This is one of two shapes available (the other is for Spencer), and the skin includes 2 applier HUDS, suited for the two different shapes/heads. I played with this applier on a couple of my other LeLutka heads, too. If you don’t wear Spencer or Greer definitely demo, but I think you can make it work for some other LeLutka heads, too.

Alessa

If you miss Skin Fair, this will be released at the Mainstore soon after. You’ll find League on the North Sim (follow the arrow when you land).

Next is one of two new appliers LAQreleased at Skin Fair. I’m wearing Hailey, which is super cute. It suited my “Channeling Jan Brady (Jan was my favorite Brady)” look, which was inspired by this super cute Exile hair (now at the Mainstore). My adorable glasses are from Cae and you’ll find them at The Clique, an event inspired by one of my all time favorite movies, The Breakfast Club.

Adorkable

You’ll find LAQ on the South Sim of Skin Fair (again, follow the arrow when you land). If you miss Skin Fair, look for Hailey to be released at the Mainstore soon!

As part of my “Channeling Jan” look I wore this adorable little dress from Neve, with the seriously cute Lea flats Ingenue currently has out at Collabor88. The backdrop I’m using is by Serenity Style and is at the current round of The Liaison Collaborative, which is celebrating its 5th anniversary! They grow up so fast!

Channeling my inner Jan

~Lucie

Credits:
Look 1
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LeLutka: Greer bento mesh head
League: Alessa skin applier – Medium (worn with my modified version of the Alessa Shape A, designed for Greer) Skin Fair
Exile: The Idea of Her hair – reds
Buzzeri: Kenna eyes
Cae: Bunny necklace
Neve: Flare top Fameshed (through March 27th)

Look 2:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Scarlet bento mesh head (Mainstore), Hailey applier – tone 2.0 Skin Fair
Exile: Marcia, Marcia, Maria! hair – Reds
Buzzeri: Kenna eyes
Neve: tink dress (this was a recent event release but should be in the Mainstore soon)

Body Language SLC: Bento SS Pose – Unposed B (Used in all 3 pics)

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Woodland Friends

Wow, so I’ve had a wild few weeks. I was waiting on insurance approval for surgery but it was expected to take a month or longer, and it was also expected that it would initially be denied and we’d have to submit more documents to get it approved. Instead, they approved it in 5 days and I was given about a week’s notice that I was having surgery! I’m fine, recovering well so far and will be more active again once I’m fully healed.

Even though I’m still recovering, I did want to do a quick spring post because it’s been gloriously warm here in Colorado (frankly, too warm and too dry for this early, but I’m gonna just enjoy it and hope for spring snow!). I created a scene on my sim with some of JIAN‘s adorable little critters, gorgeous flowers and trees from Little Branch and of course, my houses from Trompe Loeil.

Woodland Friends

More from me soon!

~Lucie

Credits
Little Branch: WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Orange{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Yellow{Rounded-Field}, GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons 7Li, PoplarTree.v1{Animated}*4Seasons, LB_GiantBeech{Animated}4Seasons (The Poplar is currently available at FaMESHed and all other items can be found in the Mainstore, linked above)
Happy Mood: Garden Tree09 with Lights – bGreen c
Trompe Loeil: Anastasia Cottage Ocean, Shoemaker Cottage, Hudson Lighthouse V1.1
JIAN: White Tail Deer – Female Adult (Animated), White Tail Deer – Male Adult (Sleep L), White Tail Deer – Fawn (Sleep R), Bunny (Static – Mama & Babies), : Bunny (Static – Upright R), Squirrel Feeder

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Chinese and Chill

Everyone loves the whole “Netflix and Chill” idea but I was inspired to do a Chinese and Chill shoot when I saw the adorable take out gacha set from Lost Junction that is available at Gacha Garden through February 28th! Not only is this set super cute as decor, but each item also dispenses wearable food. My alt Lorelai is wearing one of the donuts from the Seeds of Inspiration gift of donuts that you get with every 20 pulls of the machine.

I’m wearing the Prove lingerie from Neve, which has both sheer and modest versions (I went for the modest so I didn’t have to make the Flickr rating PG). My alt is wearing le fil casse’s Entrapment bodysuit in Rose Gold. This color is a gift you can grab at Linden Lab’s Shop Your Heart Out event through February 26th!

The gorgeous bedroom set we’re sitting in front of is from Cheeky Pea and can be found at the current round of faMESHed. This is the Pascale set and I love the dreamy, pastel watercolor effect this set has. It still feels wintry but with the hope of spring to come. It’s romantic and seemed perfect for this little set up.

Chinese & Chill

I’m wearing Pink Fuel’s gorgeous, limited edition skin tone version of the popular Adeline applier. This tone is called Fawn and I really love it. These can be found at Collabor88 during the current round (through March 5th). My necklace is another Gacha Garden item, from Cae. This is the SOI gift you get for every 20 pulls, which also includes earrings (not seen here).

Smirk

Credits:
Fashion
On Lucie:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Koura mesh head
Pink Fuel: Adeline Applier – Fawn
Izzie’s: Sparkle Lipgloss – regular colors (gacha), Sparkle liner (past Exclusive item from The Epiphany)
Exile: Live Every Moment – Reds
Cae: Hearthrob necklace Gacha Garden
Infiniti: Cold Feet pose 2

On Lorelai:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Genesis Labs: Stephanie mesh head
Truth: Teanna hair – Multitone hud 1 (past VIP gift)
le fil casse: Entrapment bodysuit – rose gold Gift @ Shop Your Heart Out
Infiniti: Blowing Smoke pose 15

Decor:
Trompe Loeil – Anastasia Cottage Ocean
Cheeky Pea: Pascale Bed (PG), Pascale Case Table, Pascale Rug, Pascale Word Art, Pascale Wheel Art, Pascale Lamp, Pascale Collage
PILOT & Can’t Even – Books & Glasses Collabor88 Collabor88
+Half-Deer+ Love Succs – Heart Cactus
keke: readers chair w pillows . grey, slim bulb lamp . copper . turn light on and off
Lost Junction: Take out gacha collection Gacha Garden

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Fierce Competition

The Olympics are coming and I adore them. My pal Brennan from These Conversations Kill was kind enough to gift me these fabulous Nantra skating poses and I was inspired. I have to say I am really impressed by the poses in this collection (which is called Going for Gold). They convey movement so beautifully, which is hard to do in a static pose! You get a stand, there are 8 poses (with mirrors, so 16 total) and there’s even a shape included (I am not using it, but it could be handy if you run into compatibility issues with your shape!).

Ferocity

My top is by Decoy and is part of the Alyssa gacha at the current round of The Epiphany, which runs until February 12th.

Practice makes perfect

Since I have the remnants of the flu and the bronchitis it left in its wake, I’m keeping this one short. Full credits below!

~Lucie

Credits:
Fashion
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – browns and greens
LAQ: Jade bento mesh head, Wilma 2 skin applier
Argrace: Yura hair A – mirror – Reds
Alme: Autumn kit – shiny – nail appliers
Decoy: Alyssa top – Purple – common The Epiphany
Neve: Deedee leggings
NCore: Roller/Ice skates – fatpack
Nantra: Going for Gold poses

Decor:
*~*HopScotch*~* Winter Pleasures – Frozen Pond – RARE
Little Branch: GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons
Little Branch: Conifer.v2{Seasons}
Heart – Wild Holly – Teardrop 3
hive // fir tree A . snowy
Studio Skye Birch Triplet tree 2

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New Year’s Heartbreak

I took these pics on New Year’s Day. I was feeling a bit down, so I decided to do a blue sort of scene, with a play on words… “Happy Blue Year.” For a lot of reasons, New Year’s is tough for me, but it was more than the usual this year. I just felt in my gut entering 2018 that our beloved pup was unlikely to make it to 2019. He was diagnosed with a heart condition late last summer and the truth is, at one point I didn’t even think we’d get one last autumn and holiday season with him. But we did… and yet, I knew it was probably the last. I did my best to make the most of it.

Unfortunately, I had no idea how right my gut was. His condition took a sudden turn for the worse and Thursday morning we had to say goodbye. We’re heartbroken. I’m shattered and utterly devastated. I don’t know how to do this… to live without my baby here. I know time will help me figure it out but I also know I’ll never be the same. Having to say goodbye was brutal… the coming weeks, months, year will be brutal, too. But never having had him would’ve been worse. He made more than a quarter of my life brighter and better. I’m forever changed by having had him in my life.

I don’t have it in me to do a lot more than explain this, share my pics and list credits. But I wanted to get this posted before it got any further into 2018.

Happy Blue Year

hold on to the memories, they will hold on to you

And I made a collage of our baby, which I also wanted to share here.

Our beloved Flashdog

And on a final note, a song that’s been helping me cope a bit, particularly the quote “hold on to the memories, they’ll hold on to you,” which happens to be the title of the headshot. It appropriately came on the radio as we drove home from the vet Thursday morning, and while I sobbed through it, it was also cathartic somehow. Music is magic for me, so I am using it to get through this, as much as I am able.

~Lucie

Fashion Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Scarlet bento head, Luna skin applier, glitter eyeshadow applier
Foxes: Party headband – Happy New Year – Silver (plain version included)
Exile: Persuasive hair – Reds
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – blues & greys – blue
Cae: Northstar necklace and earrings (group gift)
Decoy: Lianne dress
Ingenue: Lucia heels – Navy
ChicChica: Care To Drink – Champagne glasses and bottle (pic 1), Drink on my own – glass (pic 2)
Embody: Footloose 3 pose (modified by props)

Decor Credits:
Trompe Loeil – Keithia Tower V1.2
[ keke ] 2018 rosegold . high lod
[ keke ] champagne jello with gold dust
[ keke ] black caviar
[ keke ] white caviar
[ keke ] pink champagne jello with lavender dust
[ keke ] edible gold
[ keke ] glitter sphere . big . rotating
+Half-Deer+ Christmas Set – Ice Blue – FULL TREE SETUP
:::ChicChica::: Bottle REZZ
Cheeky Pea: Country Home Coffee Table Winter
Cheeky Pea: Winter Isle Sofa (PG)
Cheeky Pea: Winter Isle Rug
Elusive: Hanging Pails with Lights Red

Blogger Challenges

BVN Secret Santa Swap!

The Blogger & Vlogger Network did a neat twist on the Secret Santa concept for this holiday season. The Secret Santa Swap was an opportunity for bloggers to sign up to blog about a fellow blogger and BVN member.

My recipient was Adalynne Romano (adalynnereed resident in world). Adalynne’s blog is called Graceful Class and Elegant Sass. I’ve been following her for a long time on Flickr, and I think her photos are absolutely stunning. Not only does she do great fashion pics, she’s also fabulous with decor and landscape scenes.

I thought I’d share a few of my favorite pics Adalynne’s done recently.

This is possibly my favorite pic I’ve seen all holiday season by anyone. I just find it utterly adorable. The cozy PJs and slippers and the baking scene are just too cute and I love the lighting and composition.

Bake While They Sleep

Next is this wintry outdoor scene, which at a quick glance almost appears to be a real life photo.

Conservatory

Finally, this shot which is elegant and dreamy. The shadows in this scene are gorgeous.

Mistletoe Trouble

If you’re not already following Adalynne I highly recommend it! She’s also on facebook.

You can learn more about BVN on their website, and if you’re a blogger definitely join their in-world group.

Adalynne, I wish the very happiest of holidays and all the best in 2018!

~Lucie