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Copper boom!

I know it’s been awhile. RL has been kicking my ass. First I had an unexpected complication from the surgery I had in March (which you’re welcome to read about here, on my personal blog). My thyroid got completely out of whack and if you’ve ever had issues with your thyroid you know the many ways this will affect you. Basically, a normal TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level is under 4.5… mine was 26. Yeah, it’s not good. I go back to have it rechecked in a couple of weeks, but it’s meant I’ve been exhausted, scattered (thyroid problems make concentration harder, add that to ADD and fibro fog and it’s not pretty) and overall, I just feel kind of… meh. I get moody when my thyroid’s fucked up and moodiness isn’t a normal state for me so I hate when I feel this way. It feels like my emotions belong to a stranger and it makes me feel raw and exposed.

Anyway, as if that wasn’t enough, my 86 year-old grandfather’s health took a turn for the worse in the past month. He’s been fading for awhile thanks to dementia… but the last couple of weeks especially have been horrible. He’s now under hospice care at home and I am both dreading his death and hoping it won’t be long now. I don’t want him to have to live this way, stripped of his dignity and independence. I am 1800 miles away and had hoped to see him in June (it was a bit up-in-the-air) but even if I get back east I no longer expect him to be there, except in memories.

I cope by doing one of four things: reading, listening to music, playing games with my husband or rewatching Gilmore Girls (which, tbh, I’m pretty much always doing). Copper boom! is a so-called Gilmorism from Season 4 of the series. It is a mishearing that becomes a thing they say that means “hurry up!” I’ve been feeling a need to hurry up, even as I’ve struggled to do so, and therefore it seemed appropriate to use the custom hud for the adorable Blueberry Lila sweatshirt tied around my waist (worn with matching jeans) to reflect my feelings. I grabbed my alt, who is appropriately currently named Lorelai, to pose with me using a pose by Infiniti. My adorable sneakers are from Ingenue. I fell in love with a pic of similar RL shoes and sent it to the lovely Betty Doyle who – much to my delight – made a version of them in SL!

Copper Boom

I’m wearing a top from Vinyl that reflects the coffee loving Gilmore Girls… to be honest, I’m not much for coffee myself unless it’s from Starbucks and has been seriously flavored somehow. I also had to show off one of LAQ’s new faces, Leia. LAQ recently revamped their heads and the way it works now is pretty cool. You can read the full details on their Flickr post, but the short version is that you now buy the heads separately from the HUD and once you have a HUD it will work with any of the heads. This saves you money if you’re someone who enjoys having multiple heads to choose from (and other strange things you don’t say in RL). The HUD has been updated, with new mocap animations.

Leia.

And here’s a headshot of my alt, wearing LAQ’s Ana head. I just love the pouty lips on this head.

Lorelai

Hopefully I will be back to blogging more regularly soon. I’ve definitely missed it.

~Lucie

Credits
On Me:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Leia mesh head + applier in tone 2.0
Truth: Panny hair – Reds Uber
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – Cinnamon
Vinyl: Daya cropped sweater – fatpack
Blueberry: Lila jeans and sweater – fatpack
Ingenue: Lollie sneakers – Peach Floral

On Lorelai:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Ana bento mesh head
Exile: Lush Life – Naturals (pic 1), Lust For Life – Natural Fusion (pic 3)
Buzzeri: Moody eyes – Storm
Neve: Crush bloom top
Blueberry: Frappe denim shorts
Cae: Presley choker and earrings
fri.day: Delilah wraps – Cloud

Infiniti: Blossom friends pose
Paper Rabbit: Pose 11 (pic 2)

Decor:
Pic 1
Little Branch: PoplarTree.v1{Animated}*4Seasons, Bouton d’or Pink{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}, WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Orange{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Yellow{Rounded-Field}
JIAN:’dorable Danes 8. Blue Wander Pup

Pic 2
Cheeky Pea: Brother County Bridge, Brother County Cuddle Wall (PG)

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Events · Homestyle · iheartslFeed · Uber

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

Home & Garden · Homestyle · iheartslFeed · Little Branch

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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Pay It Forward

There’s a really great event called Paying It Forward that offers shoppers a chance to buy items that are transfer/no copy to give as gifts. Of course, feel free to buy yourself gifts, too! Since we’re in the gift giving season of the year, this is such a cute idea. Also, if you join the group there are a lot gifts you can grab for yourself, too! I am wearing one of the group gifts, from *Just BECAUSE*, and it’s so adorable. I love sweater dresses, especially when they manage to pull off both cozy and sexy, as I think this one does so well! The poses I used in both pics for this post are from Sari-Sari and you can find them at Tannenbaum, which runs through Christmas. The angles I shot at don’t show it well, but the snowball I’m holding is heart-shaped and there’s also a really cute couple pose that has the same prop. My adorable boots from Reign (called Lorelai, which meant I had to have them, obviously) and they’re also new for Tannenbaum.

Winter daydreams

If you have blinked, odds are you’ve missed a new bento head release from LAQ. Mallory Cowen has been releasing them like crazy! In this post I am wearing Rebel, which might be my favorite to date. These heads are all OMEGA enabled from the get-go. No need for an extra hud or to buy anything additional! They also have fantastic animations. I thought this playful one made it look like I was catching snowflakes, and unlike the Lucy in Charlie Brown, I never wait for January snowflakes! My necklace is by Cae, and is also at Tannenbaum, as is the manicure I’m wearing from Alme.

Catching snowflakes

I started my month with food poisoning, so I apologize for the delay in posting. The timing really sucked since I was so looking forward to decorating and doing a ton of posts for Christmas, but I’m gonna make the most of the time left in the month!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Rebel Mesh Head tone 1.0
Buzzeri: Glacier Eyes – Winter
Exile: Jolene hair – Reds
Cae: Merry necklace Tannenbaum
*Just BECAUSE*: Silvia dress – Paying It Forward Group Gift
Alme: Snowy Winter nail applier Tannenbaum
Izzie’s: Cozy Tights
Reign: Lorelai booties and leg warmers Tannenbaum
Sari-Sari: Snow Heart poses Tannenbaum

Decor:
What Next: Winter Harvest Chair (pillow & blanket), Winter Harvest Drinks Tray, Winter Harvest Side Table, Winter Harvest Chair (pillows), Winter Harvest Firepit, Winter Harvest Stars Lantern (medium)
Hive: Christmas tree farm build and trees Tannenbaum
Little Branch: Giant Cedar (this was formerly at an event and as of this posting wasn’t yet on the MP store), Conifer
Studio Skye: Snow machine (enhanced in post processing on Pic 2)

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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!

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Snapback

So this post is a very long time in the making. As soon as I heard Old Dominion’s song Snapback, I knew I wanted to do a blog post inspired by the look the singer describes. I knew Truth had just released a perfect hair for it. But life happened, and other things got in the way and I only finally, months later, decided it was time. I was gonna do it! Especially after I saw that they got the look SO wrong in the music video (linked at the end), I had to do it.

And I mean, these new(ish) shorts from Neve were perfect. They were inspired by Dirty Dancing, but the cutoff, wornout version just seemed made for this look. And frankly, just being inspired by a movie made them perfect for my new challenge itself (more about that in a moment)!

Snapback

In case you’re wondering, these were the lyrics that inspired this look.

Those stars need to be wished on
Your skin needs to be kissed on
My eyes baby, they’re fixed on you
In your snapback
T-shirt of your favourite rock band
Checking your makeup in my Ray Bans
Breaking hearts like only you can
In your snapback

This also felt like it required a romantic moment, so I grabbed my alt and voila!

Kissing you would hit the spot with me

I’ve got a LOT of these sorts of ideas… so I thought about it, and decided to create a very informal challenge for it, complete with a group called Inspired By Words: Second Life. If you have any pics inspired by words – whether from songs, books, poems, movies – feel free to add them to this group! Just be sure to let us know what inspired you. I am gonna aim to do one of these at least once a month because they’re fun!

Here’s the link to the video. It may not play if you’re outside the US, but you can read the lyrics here. Also, for those who haven’t heard it before, “snapback” is a nickname for that sort of baseball cap because they often involve plastic snaps.

~Lucie

Credits
Lucie:
SLink: Hourglass mesh body, casual hands, flat feet
Catwa: Candy head (fatpack w/expressions, which are used in 1st pic)
Glam Affair: Catwa applier – Alessa – Asia 3
Buzzeri: Zodiac eyes – Avada
Letis: Cetus V2 for SLink
Addams: Jennifer V-Neck – Heaven
Neve: Baby shorts – frayed
Schadenfreude: Waits rings – Uberpack Collabor88
Bella Elephante: Unicorn nails applier
ReignXFlite: Taylers – Grey/Sea
Repose: Country Girl 4 pose & prop (pic 1)

Sephie:
Clef de Peau: Lucas skin T4 w/freckles
Exile: Better Days – Naturals
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Hazel
SLink: Relaxed mesh hands
FATEwear: Phillips shirt, Carter shorts
FATEstep: Ziggy Chucks

Decor:
Consignment: Stepside Bed – Mint (couple pose is in this)
[we’re CLOSED] grass field green 01 – random
Little Branch: Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}
JIAN :: Koi Pond We ❤ Role-Play
Cheeky Pea: Boho Glamping Cabin, Boho Glamping Bed
{what next} Guitar Case Sign Collabor88
[ Organica ] Ridley Bird Bath (Mossy Rock)
+Half-Deer+ Candy Chickadee Bird
Studio Skye: Skye Cliff 4, Skye Cliff 3, Skye Cliff 2 light rock, spring ground textures

Events · Home & Garden · iheartslFeed · The Epiphany

Seaside Brunch

I love the beautiful outdoor brunch set that Nefarious Inventions did for The Epiphany, and I knew I’d have to use it as soon as I saw it. It’s such an adorable set, and the detail on every piece of it is gorgeous. And I mean, it has pancakes. Anything with pancakes is an automatic win in my world.

I decided to add in one of Jian’s Silly Shibes, also from The Epiphany. This is the rare, with the balloons. It’s animated (the puppy changes positions, and even yawns and stretches, as he’s doing in my pic) and the balloons have multiple color palettes to choose from. I used the Purples! The serving cart seen in this set up is the Exclusive from Nefarious Inventions. Remember that Exclusives won’t be available ever again after the event ends, so be sure to check which ones you want!

Seaside Brunch

If you haven’t been to The Epiphany yet, be sure to check it out before it closes on May 5th! If you need inspiration for your must-haves list, check out the official shopping guide.

~Lucie

Credits:
(From The Epiphany)
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.fireplace RARE
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.pergola RARE
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.chair.floral.pillow
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.juice.decanters
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.table.floral
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.place.setting.floral
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.mini.quiche
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.mini.pancakes
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.serving.cart.exclusive
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.water.dispenser
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.creme.brulee
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.kiwi.tart
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.ladyfingers
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.cheesecake
JIAN :: Silly Shibes – Floaty Pup RARE
(Other decor)
Jian – Ash Tree (Large)
Little Branch Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}
[we’re CLOSED] grass field green 01 – random
Studio Skye Land Forms Snake Small
Terrain textures also by Studio Skye