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When it rains, it pours…

I’ve never really understood the cliche “when it rains, it pours” because, well, sometimes when it rains, it just drizzles! Regardless, you’ll be perfectly set for rainy days if you have this adorable mudroom Second Spaces has out for The Home Show! I’m using one of Lark’s Home Show items here, the lovely rug. I thought, this rug is a good one to hide muddy footprints, with the lovely browns and the gorgeous pattern. Functional design, we call this! My home is Alouette’s Home Show release The Cordelia, which is so cute and you simply must go see.

Mudroom

Once you’ve cleaned up from dancing in puddles, you can venture into the cozy kitchen. I removed one of the doors in the Cordelia to turn it into an open room that would serve as a kitchen. Of course, I’ve seen kitchens with doors before, and a nice feature of this house is the doors stay open unless you close them, so you could leave the door on, too. My kitchen is by Follow Us for The Home Show, and includes a well stocked fridge and lots of fun poses. The pretty green hutch you can see on the right side is Second Spaces other Home Show release.

Comfy Kitchen

All that playing in the rain is bound to stir up an appetite. Fortunately, the sun’s come out just in time to light up the lovely dining table, which is the Lethbridge from Organica (and makes me want to watch Doctor Who, and if you get that reference, major geek points to you!), and is also a new release for The Home Show.

Ready for dinner

Be sure to stop by The Home Show before it’s over at the end of the month. I will have more to show you from there soon!

~Lucie

Credits
All pics:
Alouette: The Cordelia House The Home Show

Pic 1:
Second Spaces: Max Mudroom – Tan The Home Show
Lark: Desert Yoga Rug 2 The Home Show

Pic 2:
Follow US: Cottage kitchen & fridge The Home Show
Bazar: Toronto – Living room rug The Home Show
Second Spaces: Lillian Hutch – green The Home Show
Cheeky Pea: Roux Coffee Station & Shelf
What Next: Spring Clean Gacha – Kitchen Broom & Mop Deco (former Arcade item)

Pic 3:
Organica: Lethbridge Set – Coalesced The Home Show
Cheeky Pea: Roux Coffee Station & Shelf
What Next: Spring Clean Gacha – Kitchen Broom & Mop Deco, Spring Clean Bucket – Cream, Housekeepers Box Decor – Green (former Arcade items)
Bazar: Toronto – Living room rug The Home Show
Kalopsia: Clock – Mountain Painted – gacha The Home Show
LISP: Dolly Laundry Room – Red
Botanical: Aspen trees
Rustica: SkyMoon environment

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My bags are(n’t) packed…

I’m getting ready to go away for our 10th anniversary, but I wanted to quickly share some of the goodies from The Home Show. No time for my usual chatter, so just trust me that it’s all awesome and you need to go. Like. Now.

Backyard Brunch

Lemon Breeze

The Cordelia

The Reed Family

More from The Home Show when I return! See ya on the flip side…

~Lucie

Credits:
Alouette: The Cordelia House The Home Show
Mudhoney: Leslie Patio Set The Home Show
DIGS: Briggs candlesticks – Brass The Home Show
DIGS: Briggs Planted Vase The Home Show
[DDD]: Orchard Tree – Citrus The Home Show
Pixel Mode: Chandelier – Long – Pewter The Home Show
Lark – Farmer’s Market items – Manchego Cheese, Croissants, Preserves, Honey, Bike (RARE) past Arcade items
[DDD]: Gardenbed – Flowers – SemiCircle
What Next: Garden Paving Stones
Zigana: leaf .firefly grass
Botanical: Aspen trees
Organica: Cosmos – yellow & pink edged
Barnesworth Anubis: Planters (gift, available at The Home Show), Flowering Vines
Sway’s: [Heart] Garden Arch The Home Show
Kuro: Forest loveseat – white The Home Show
[DDD]: Cattails – Greeny
MishMish: Duck A – Brown, Duck B – White, Duck B – Green The Home Show
Rustica: SkyMoon environment
My pet KittyCatS

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Meet Marina & Jemma

This is the final weekend of Skin Fair 2014. Sad, right? But the good news is you still have time to hurry over and explore the three fabulous sims worth of skins!

I have two skins to show you in this post. First up is Jemma by Clef De Peau. This was an unknown to me store, but I fell in love with this skin’s haughty and regal face!

Jemma by Clef De Peau

I took advantage of the feeling of this skin, and dressed in ISON’s gorgeous suit that is available at the current round of Collabor88. My hair from Truth, bag from Glam Affair and shoes from fri.day are also all items you’ll find at March’s Collab!

Shopping break

The other skin I want to show you today is Marina by okkbye. What drew me to this skin were the lush, pouty lips. And, well… it reminded me of a certain Vulcan science officer (and no, not Mr. Spock!). So, I decided to RP it up for this look. In case you haven’t heard, E! Eclectic Apparel is closing their inworld store due to RL being too busy. In store items are all marked down to L$75, including the SciFi dress I’m wearing for this post!

Marina by okkbye

This look also gave me an excuse to use the Prosper version of my SLink hands, something I’ve been wanting and waiting to do for quite some time. Also, in the background you can see the gorgeous Alloy house from Pixel Mode that is available at The Garden. I plan to do more detailed pics of this lovely home in the near future, so stay tuned for that!

Live Long

You will find Clef De Peau on Sim 2 and okkbye on Sim 3 at Skin Fair.

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Clef De Peau: Jemma Toffee MU3 Skin Fair
Truth: Lolita hair – Gingers Collabor88
IKON: Promise eyes – Parchment
ISON: Work It trousers & blazer – Gray Collabor88
SLink: Mesh feet – medium, Mesh hands – casual & bag
Flair: SLink manicure – 204
Glam Affair: Business Tote Bag – Cloudy Collabor88
fri.day: Diana heels for SLink – Navy Collabor88
Infiniti: Basics 16 pose
Location: New York City sim

Look 2:
Fashion items:
okkbye: Marina – Henna Skin Fair
LeLutka: Serena hair – Praline
IKON: Promise eyes – Chocolate
E! Eclectic Apparel: SciFi Dress – blue
SLink: Mesh hands – Casual & Prosper
League: SLink French manicure
Lassitude & Ennui: Suede boots – black
Custom pose created by Isley Oodles of Fraidy Cat Designs

Decor items:
Rustica: SkyMoon environment
Pixel Mode: Alloy House V2 Mesh The Garden
Alouette: Forest Canopy Bed, Biblioteca Chair (Chair @ The Garden)
Organica: Lupine Field – Blue
Botanical: Aspen trees
Trompe Loeil: Valiano Portable Fire Pit – Copper

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Spring at The Arcade

It seems that spring has arrived, at least if The Arcade designers have their say in it! You’ll find lots of things “spring” if you stop by, assuming you haven’t already.

One of my favorites is the Happy Gardener set from Pixel Mode. I love the details on this set, right down to the garden hose!

Garden Happiness

I wanted to show some of the details, particularly on two of the three rares in this set. The toolbox and the seed box are both rares. The birdhouse I just love so much (shocker, I’m sure, given my name and blog title!). The potting table is the third rare.

The Gardener's Treasures

Sway’s released this adorable little summer house, the fence set and the cute little garden gnomes as part of The Challenge recently. I thought they’d make a perfect little scene for a couple of other Arcade items. First, the gorgeous rare bicycle from Lark’s Farmer’s Market set, and also the clothesline from Tres Blah’s Spring Living set.

You can see full details on all the Arcade items using the shopping guide located here.

More Arcade from me soon! I’m still sorting through all my winnings!

~Lucie

Credits
Rustica: SkyMoon Environment
Pixel Mode: The Happy Gardener Set The Arcade
Lark: The Farmer’s Market bike (f) – Rare The Arcade
Tres Blah: Spring Living clothesline The Arcade
Sway’s: Andersen Fence, Andersen Half Timbered Summerhouse, Zwerg Garden Gnome (M), Zwergin Garden Gnome (M)
Alouette: Garden Party set
Organica: Cosmos flowers – pink
[DDD]: Frilly pines, Garden bed flowers – square end
Post: Old Garden spigot
Pilot: Garden tools
What Next: Garden Cafe
Alchemy: Little log pathway
Botanical: Aspen trees

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The Witch’s Workshop

October has always been a great month for events in SL. Of course, we have all the regular events happening, but right now there are a few special ones, too. Wizarding Faire, The Nest’s Halloween Hunt and Candy Fair in particular. This post is going to be image heavy, so I am not going to chatter on and on. Hey, I heard that sigh of relief! 😛

All three of these events end soon. Candy Fair on October 18th, The Nest’s Halloween Hunt on October 19th, and Wizarding Faire on October 20th. Be sure you don’t miss out. I will note in this post which items are from which events! Some items featured in this post are from another event, the Fantasy Gacha Fair. That event ends on October 31st, so you do have a little more time on that one! Also, please note the sim for that event is an adult sim, so you will need to be age verified. If something’s not clear, just ask in comments.

The Familiar

Qopi skin by Essences

Decor/Furniture Credits
Scarlet Creative: Autumn Reclaim Store/Home
KittyCats (Meowzers) wearing Halloween collar & witch hat
encore: President’s Chair & Grandfather Clock
Lark: Divination Books Wizarding Faire
Collage: Bat Wall Art
Sway’s: Paper Lantern [lampion] fall leaves / string
floorplan: Black Magic Candelabra Collabor88

Fashion Credits
Essences: Qopi Skin 03 – Ivoire TDR Fusion
LeLutka: Seiko Hair – Jessica (tinted to be brighter red)
IKON: Ascension Eyes – Forest
Mon Cheri: Falsies Lashes
Zenith: Owl Earrings
Maxi Gossamer: Jewelled Owl Necklace Short
Maitreya: Zipper Skinny Jeans #8 & Merino Sweater Eggplant
SLink: Relaxed & Flat Hands
Gos Boutique: Isabella Sandals – Black Collabor88

The Witch's Workshop

Credits (exterior only)
Rustica: SkyMoon Environment
Scarlet Creative: Autumn Reclaim Store/Home
Junk: Recyled Theater Seats Pattern
A.D.D. Andel!: Lace Covered Pumpkins Orange, Pumpkin cart and pumpkin basket
Bauwerk: Candy Sign Orange Candy Fair
Thistle: Owl Ceramic biggie & little The Nest’s Halloween Hunt
Sway’s: Paper Lantern [lampion] fall leaves / string
free bird: Candy Corn Stained Glass Hanging Panel Candy Fair
Organica: Ponderosa Pine
Botanical: Aspens FaMESHed
Zigana: Leafy Autumn Grass
floorplan: No tricks, only treats sign dollarbie @ mainstore

The Witch's Halloween Harvest

Witch's Feast

Credits

Art Dummy: Sustain Table Orange
Lark: Zombie & Skeleton Candy Buckets Candy Fair
Bauwerk: Lollipop Jar Candy Fair
floorplan: Bone Appetit, Nevermore & Mandible Plates, Pumpkin & Ghost bottles (all store dollarbies), Caramel Apple Platter, Pumpkin Ale Crates
O.M.E.N.: Halloween treats Derp Cookies & Tastey Chillers Chocolate gacha in mainstore
kitchenette: Plates Organic 5
Collage: Chocolate pumpkin muffin top, marshmallow ghosts Candy Fair
Beach Street: Ghostly candy dish Candy Fair
Beetlebones: Wizarding Marsh Toad Wizarding Faire
A.D.D. Andel!: Table Top Candy Cauldron
KittyCats (Merlin) wearing Halloween collar & witch hat

Charmed Treats

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Charmed

Credits

Lark: Halloween Dessert Table, Autumn Popcorn Balls, Autumn Cake Pops, Autumn Petite Cakes, Halloween Candy Garland (B) Candy Fair
Eleventh Hour: Wizard’s Cupboard and accessories, Pumpkin Painting Kit Fantasy Gacha Fair
Beetlebones: Wizarding Long Fingered Toad Wizarding Faire
Lark: Charms & Care Of Magical Creatures books Wizarding Faire
Lark: Imaginarium Librarium Harvest Shelves, Butterfly, Treasures, Roots, Poetry (rare), Mariner Books (previous Arcade, will be in mainstore soon)
PRIME: Candy Jar Candle Set Candy Fair
[DDD]: Lil’ Pumpkin Candle
POST: Humble candlestick stump
Consignment: Spell-o D’cauldron, The Incantanium Novellas Multi Wizarding Faire
A.D.D. Andel: Lace Covered Pumpkin Orange, Witch’s Brew Cauldron Table Top

Halloween Countdown

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Credits (bottom pic, see above for top pic credits)
O.M.E.N.: Wizarding Table Wizarding Faire
Collage: Wizarding Shelf Wizarding Faire
llorisen: papy clock shelves Halloween versionThe Nest’s Halloween Hunt

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My Bungalow: Part 1

I fell in love with the Barnesworth Anubis Carraway Bungalow that was part of Collabor88 in August. It’s a big house, so it took me a while to decorate it! I have a LOT of pics for this house, so I decided to break it down into two posts.

I modified this house a good bit, in terms of textures. Some of the walls I just tinted, and some I used wallpaper on. Unlike some mesh houses, that was possible with this one. It took some trial and error, but it was a lot of fun to do. I like customizing houses, so that they feel more “me.” I never used to do this, but my BFF Rosa got me hooked, and now I love it.

So, here are the pics… or at least the first batch. I’ll try to keep my comments to a minimum. As always, please click through the pics to see them bigger in Flickr. You’ll also find notes on each pic with where each item is from. If I missed something (I hope not!) or you want more info, feel free to ask in the comments here or on Flickr, or IM me in world.

Autumn Daze

Porch

I have to say this… the Carraway comes with several gorgeous built in cabinets and shelves. The best part? They are all functional, meaning they open!

Mantle

I wanted to particularly point out the adorable Friends artwork seen in this next collage because it is an item from Sway’s for the current round of The Arcade, and you only have a few more days to go try to win it!

It's the little things

Live comfortably

This college shows the dining room built in, which I photographed with some doors open, so you could get a better idea for what I mean about what an awesome detail this is.

And everyone was invited

The second post will be coming soon, so keep an eye out for it!

~Lucie