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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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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

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Santa’s Helper

Exile has created the cutest little dress that is perfect for being a holiday elf or Mrs. Claus herself. There’s also a hair designed to fit perfectly under its fuzzy hood! The dress is called Santa Baby and comes in 3 color packs. The hair is called Weekender and comes in all of Exile’s usual colors. You’ll find both in the Mainstore. I thought the look was perfect for helping to sell trees on the tree farm by hive I picked up from Tannenbaum. My gorgeous tree is from Half-Deer and you can find it at Collabor88. There are so many colors and styles (I am using the Traditional here), and if you love Christmas as much as I do, I highly recommend the fatpack for L$788. It’s a great deal. My adorable shoes are Ingenue for The Arcade. I also want to point out my reindeer, as he’s from a new store called Mad Match. Right now they only have a Marketplace store, but there are some really cute things and it’s definitely worth checking out.

Santa's helper

I am wearing one of LAQ’s recent bento head releases, Scarlet. I love this head. It’s sweet and doll-like. I’m wearing it with the Lola Glam Affair skin applier designed for it that you can find at Kustom 9.

Scarlet & Emerald

While I’m talking about LAQ, I want to mention that the newest head Neve is on sale for just L$500 through Christmas Eve! So if you need to give a last minute gift or need a new head for yourself or an alt, this is a great opportunity to grab a gorgeous head for an unreal price. I intend to blog that one in the next week or two but I really wanted to make sure to mention it before the sale ended!

To all of you celebrating, I wish you a very Merry Christmas, full of love, goodies and lots of happy memories!

Love,
Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Scarlet mesh head
Glam Affair: Lola applier – Asia Kustom 9
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – Browns and Greens – Green Brown
Exile: Weekender hair – reds, Santa Baby dress – Green
Izzie’s: Reindeer tights applier
Ingenue: Mabelle Oxfords – Forest The Arcade
Hopscotch: Brooklyn 5 pose

Decor:
hive: Christmas tree farm building and trees Tannenbaum
Half-Deer: Christmas Set – Traditional – FULL TREE SETUP, Tassel Garland – Christmas – Long
Cheeky Pea: Winter Isle Art 1, 2 and 3
Serenity Style– Jojo Cozy Armchair Deco(c)rate November 2017
dust bunny . winter decor . peppermint green Tannenbaum
Hopscotch: Winter Pleasures – Snowman
MAD MATCH: REINDEER (RESIZABLE)

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Hello October

October has long been one of my favorite months. I love autumn. Right now it’s snowing outside, the leaves are mostly a glorious gold and it’s just breathtaking. It will be a bit before I add snow in SL, though! I have to savor this season as much as I can! So, I’ve created an apple orchard, a table for “selling” my wares, a pumpkin patch, a cornfield… and I’m still working on my sim! But I had to share some of what I’ve done so far, and I had the cutest autumn ensemble going on! My top is Decoy, available at the current round of Collabor88 until October 6th. My adorable Mary Jane style sneakers are also a Collabor88 release, from Ingenue. I absolutely love these and they come in a wide mix of solids and patterns, so there’s something for everyone. My cozy leggings from Neve can now be found in the Mainstore, and come in a wide variety of colors and prints.

Waiting for a sale

My hair is Athena, by Truth. It was the VIP group gift in September. It’s still available as the group gift, but I don’t know for how much longer! Still, older gifts are available for sale. The VIP group is SO worth being in because you get a multi-style full colorpack hair each month! Athena is one of my all-time favorite hairs in SL. I love all of these rebellious, wild curls and it almost makes me want to cut my RL curls shorter. But then add in the cute side braid and style options and it’s really versatile, too. My Catwa skin applier is Olga from [theSkinnery] and it is also at Collabor88 through the 6th. I topped the lips with one of the colors from the Sheer Kiss palette from Pink Fuel. These adorable Jack-o-Lanterns are by Candle and Cauldron and you can buy them individually or in fatpacks per color.

Sincerity

~Lucie

Fashion Credits:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Koura mesh head
[theSkinnery]: Olga applier – Champagne – No Brows version Collabor88
[theSkinnery]: Dune Brows Style 3
Buzzeri: Shift eyes – Human – Moss
Decoy: Natalie Tunic Collabor88
Cae: Acorn necklace
Neve: Deedee leggings
Ingenue: Elke sneakers – Chocolate Collabor88
Repose: Smoking Hot pose 1 (Marketplace only)

Decor Credits:
Pic 1
JIAN: Hillside Orchard – Apple Tree, Table w/ Runner, Cider Jugs (4), Apple Bags (3C), Apple Bags (Solo 1), Apple Bags (Solo 2), Apple Bags (Solo 3), LadderApple Bucket (Few)
[we’re CLOSED] grass field dry 03 – random, grass field dry 04 – random
JIAN Playtime Piglets 1. Hay Napper RARE
{what next} Orchard Fallen Apples Decor, Garden Paving – cross path (lit)
Ariskea: Sage pumpkins 1 & 2
Sway’s [Autumn] Pumpkin decoration . single B – 3
{BunBun & Dream} HalloweenParty – Donuts Traditional
+Half-Deer+ Ice Cream Flowers – Pumpkin Collabor88
*HEXtraordinary*Pumpkin Pasties
MishMish – Mini Pumpkin Pies
Artisan Fantasy: Stony Hollow Hay Bale – Solo
HPMD* Cliff Hill – autumn B, HPMD* Garden Tree08 – orange c
Cheeky Pea: Asher’s Hayride Cider Station

Pic 2
[DDD] New Pumpkin Garden Plot – 2×2, Wood & Rope Picket Fence
Candle and Cauldron: Take Flight Jack-o-Lantern – Nox, Familiar Jack-o-Lantern – Orange, Tall Happy Jack-o-Lantern – Casper
Con.&floorplan. Windmill Hideout – PG – Green
Little Branch: sweetChestNut*7Li{Seasons}*Animated
HPMD* Garden Tree05 – extra two colors / A+B

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In The Blood (slightly NSFW)

Have you ever heard a song that spoke to you so instantly that before it was over you were singing along with it, even though you’d never heard it before? That was me with John Mayer’s In The Blood. This song is about how our dysfunctional family relationships can impact our romantic (and other) relationships. There are 3 verses, and while I relate to all three, it’s particularly the second one that really resonates with me, because it describes my own father so perfectly.

How much of my father am I destined to become?
Will I dim the lights inside me just to satisfy someone?
Will I let this woman kill me or do away with jealous love?
Will it wash out in the water or is it always in the blood?

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Unwrapping a shiny New Year!

For those who have been celebrating, happy Orthodox Christmas/Epiphany to you. This is a special day for me because it’s the anniversary of the first time I ever spoke to my husband, 18 years ago. We made our first date plans over the phone and spent a couple of hours getting to know each other. I always think of it as the day of our personal epiphanies.

I’ve got 3 pics for you today, and the final pic is slightly NSFW. I began the new year with a stomach bug that had me mostly in bed for several days now but I’m finally feeling more myself. I hope your start to 2017 was more cheerful!

First, if you haven’t already seen it, LeLutka has released the updated, Bento compatible version of their popular Simone head. If you already own the original Simone head, wear it when you buy the new one and you will be refunded 50% (the original purchase price of $L2500), which is just awesome! I think this is a stunning head, which was very easy to customize. This new option is great for those who’ve craved a mesh head but wanted to keep their own face, and multiple stores, including Catwa have released bento heads. I already owned Simone, and the updated version was a gift from a dear friend. The new LeLutka HUD is really sleek and easy to use. Definitely check it out. As always, it includes a base skin from Glam Affair, but GA also released several brand new appliers for it which can be found right at LeLutka, in the Undivided section where you’ll find all of their mesh heads. Please note this is the ONLY pre-existing head that is being updated to be Bento compatible. I am wearing Simone with the new Lucrezia applier, which is available at Uber. The eye makeup I have on is from the Simone hud, however. My necklace and earrings by Cae are the exclusive Gifts of the Guardians that you can get from the Gos & Cae collaboration at Gacha Guardians.

Happy New Year!

In both pics I am wearing the Christina gown released at the Just Because mainstore right around the holidays. This gown is absolutely stunning and I could not choose a single color, so I had to change it for the headshot. This can be worn without the fur jacket, which makes it extremely versatile, and while it was the perfect dress for the holiday season, it certainly works year round, with or without the jacket! My malt is wearing a suit from Deadwool. This particular pattern was a limited edition, but it’s available in other colors and it’s really so well done.

Auld Lang Syne

Finally, I knew I wanted to do this last picture the second I saw this clever collaboration between SLC and Sallie at October’s round of The Epiphany. I thought, a tied up, sexy Christmas gift type pic would be hot. This one’s below the cut since it’s sorta NSFW.

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Autumn Leaves

I spent a couple of weeks working on setting up a skydome for a last call autumn pic. I’d hoped to get it up Thanksgiving weekend, but we had too much fun in RL. So here it is, just before I move into holiday/winter frenzy!

When I got to thinking about this post, I decided on the title Autumn Leaves. I liked the play on words, as we transition into winter! We had a freakishly warm autumn here in Colorado (not good for wildfires). But tonight it’s properly cold and snowing and both things make me feel settled and peaceful.

In my Turnip’s Skydome, however, it’s still looking pretty autumnal. If you look closely, there are a few signs a touch of snow fell recently, but mostly it’s about a cozy stone cottage, sitting by the fire, enjoying cozy blankets and settling in with a warm pumpkin spice latte and some good books.

Autumn Leaves

LAQ’s second mesh head is called Maxine. It’s gorgeous, and feels very impish when worn with the default skin applier Evelyn (included in HUD w/purchase)! It’s one of the heads that feels most “me,” although I readily admit I am a bit of a chameleon when it comes to my avatar’s face. Of course, the LAQ heads are OMEGA compatible out of the box, but I definitely recommend demoing skins that aren’t made for them specifically, as they won’t all look right.

Thoughtful & Thankful

Finally, this last pic is really a collage of 3 pics. I strongly encourage you to follow the link to Flickr to see it full size so you can take in all the details.

Thanksgiving Cottage

Hope those of you in the US had a lovely Thanksgiving!

~Lucie

Credits:

Fashion
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Maxine mesh head w/default applier
IKON: Sovereign Eyes – Dusk
Truth: Deja Hair – VIP GROUP GIFT (you can still join the group for L$350 and get it in the gift fatpack)
Neve: Off-Kilter outfit – plaid
Cae: Gilmore bracelet (recent group gift)
Izzie’s: Thigh high knit socks
fri.day: Charity boots – Buck

Decor

Exterior
Trompe Loeil – Kenna Cabin
+Half-Deer+ Lighted Pathway – Stars
Lark – FC Autumn Bucket
Lark – FC Autumn Crate (B)
{what next} Bramley Rocking Chair (rustic) – Autumn
{what next} Autumn Bicycle Decor
{what next} Fall Harvest Wheelbarrow
{vespertine- autumn wooden sign}
[we’re CLOSED] grass field dry 03 – random
JIAN :: Red Fox Burrow
Jian – Ash Trees
Little Branch: WildGrass*1Li{Autumn}
Sari-Sari – Cart with Leaf Sack
Sari-Sari – Laying Sack and Rake
Botanical: Aspen trees
Turnip’s: Skydome with Autumn add-on

Interior (by area)

Table/kitchen
[ARIA] Savannah Dining Table
[ARIA] Savannah Dining Chairs
PA // FOOD – Turkey
Lost Junction: BYGASG – Vegetable Plate (gives vegetables)
Lost Junction: Holiday Party – Butterdish
Lost Junction:BYGASG – Bread Plate (gives bread)
{what next} Fall Apples Centrepiece (VIP Group Gift)
{what next} Spiced Pumpkin Cocktail Tray
dust bunny . autumns calling . plate setting
dust bunny . autumns calling . wine bottle
{what next} Autumn Leaves Wreath
Cheeky Pea: Autumn Step Frame White
hive // winter hutch
NOMAD // Swedish Bowl with Apples
KittyCatS Breedable cat
O.M.E.N – Family Dinner – Mason Jar Lit Candles
Sway’s [Tess] Plates & Cups
Kalopsia – Pumpkin Cup – Stack
Kalopsia – Pumpkin Teapot
Apple Fall Pumpkin – Sweet Dumpling I
Sari-Sari – Cafe Happy – Kitchen Jars
Kalopsia – Painted Jar – Red
MishMish – Sweet Fall Table w/table cloth Light
MishMish – Mini Pumpkin Pies
{vespertine} – poetic autumn / fresh apple pie 3
{what next} Autumn Picture Shelf 1
Trompe Loeil – Antique Kitchen Sink
Trompe Loeil – Antique Wood Cookstove Ivory
Trompe Loeil – Antique Icebox Ivory w/crate
Ariskea[Mellow ] Autumn Poppy Flower [Orange]

Living Area
DISORDERLY. / LD / BOOKSTACK / PILED
DISORDERLY. / LD / DECAYED URN
Cheeky Pea: Kendra Cozy Fireplace Cuddle Blanket
Trompe Loeil – Kenna Woodstove short stack
DIGS – Larkspur Fire Tools
JIAN Sleeping Husky Gift (The Arcade December 2016 Round)
Cheeky Pea: Autumn Hues Cuddle Seat
Lark – FC Basket of Blankets
{what next} Autumn Picture Shelf 2
Kalopsia – Cecilia’s Shelf – Iron
8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Coffee Table
{what next} Vermont Hot Chocolate Tray (Pumpkin Everything)
ISPACHI [EMERSON] Pumpkins on Stack of Books
+Half-Deer+ Kerfluffle Sheep II – Autumn Love
Cheeky Pea: Rainy Cuddle Couch Autumn (PG)
Cheeky Pea: Autumn Hues Pinecone Wall Hanging

Phew… that was a lot to credit. If I missed something, please let me know and I’ll tell you what it was!