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Puppies’ Paranormal Pizza Party!

One Autumnal night, Seamus the shiba inu found himself the unwilling pup sitter of his three younger siblings, Shawn, Shannon and Shelia. You see, the pups had discovered their house was haunted! Their human begged them to come spend the night with her outside in the tent, but the pups had other ideas! A paranormal pizza party with their new friends! So, Seamus was left in charge of the others. Sheila ordered the pizzas. Shannon tried to dress up as a ghost herself, but it didn’t quite work out as planned. Shawn poked his head out the window to try to get one of the other ghosts to join them inside… and after consuming a hearty helping of candy corn, Seamus fell asleep with a good book on the spooky rug in front of the pumpkin fireplace. He hadn’t the heart to tell Shawn, Shannon and Sheila that ghosts don’t eat, but he trusted his siblings were up to the task of devouring the pizzas on their own!

It was a fantastical night, except maybe for the shibas’ poor human, who was more than a tiny bit frightened of all the paranormal partying. But even she managed a good night’s sleep, tucked inside her cozy, starry tent.

It was an autumn night not soon to be forgotten!

The end.

Puppies' Paranormal Pizza Party

Cheeky Pea released this incredible Halloween Kitsch set for Uber’s new round, which was a Designer’s Choice edition. It’s absolutely adorable, and I’m not using all of it here, either. Definitely check it out for your Halloween decorating needs.

The pups are half Theosophy and the other two are Half-Deer. Both are available at the current round of The Arcade, which is coming to close soon!

This beautiful, one room cottage is a new release from DaD Designs for The Fantasy Collective. There are two versions of The Bayou Cottage, and one includes a deck. Sadly, I live in the sky so I am using the version without. However, what I really love about this house is how versatile it feels. While I can absolutely imagine it in a bayou, it works well in my mountain country inspired sky, too. The beautiful, pumpkin filled fireplace is a Collabor88 release from Pilot, and I absolutely had to have it.

Out the window, you can see me, sleeping in one of Sway’s adorable tents from The Arcade. This is one of the rares, but they’re all beautifully done and definitely must haves! I am wearing new releases from Neve by coldLogic. I will be blogging this outfit in full detail later this week, but the top is breeze, in the lively option and the leggings are zeezee, also in the lively version. Stay tuned to see a full, closer snap of this in a few days!

~Lucie

Credits:
DaD Designs: The Bayou Cottage (no deck) The Fantasy Collective
Theosophy: Shiba Inu (Sleeping In / White), Shiba Inu (Pizza’s Here) RARE The Arcade
Half-Deer: Shiba Inu – Sleepy, Shiba Inu – Better View The Arcade
Half-Deer: Spilled Candy Corn – Original – Pile
Cheeky Pea: Halloween Kitsch Set – Boo Ribbon Wreath, Lady Ghost, Little Lass Ghost, Jack-o-Lantern, Pumpkin Lights, Spider Rug, Sir Bones Art Uber
Atelier Visconti: Mont Blanc Step Stool
Pilot: Pumpkin Fireplace Collabor88
Boogers: Candy Corn Bear The Arcade
Sway’s: Camp out Tent – starry night RARE, Camp Out Oil lamp – starry night The Arcade
Studio Skye: Enchanted woods trees, autumnal textures
Jian: Beaumont Brick Fence

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Stormy September

Today I want to show you an adorable little shop from Roawenwood for the Home & Garden Expo. This is the “single” store version, but there are bigger versions, too. And honestly, though designed as a storefront, I think some of you more creative types out there could easily make one of these work as a living space, too. I’m calling this post and this pic Stormy September because that’s how this month has felt for me in RL… but it’s almost over and October is one of my very favorite months in the year. So I am really looking forward to putting this September behind me and moving into the heart of Autumn, my favorite season of all.

Stormy September

The Home & Garden Expo ends on Sunday, so if you haven’t been by yet, please make sure to check it out. It benefits a great cause and with 9 sims there’s really something for just about everyone!

Roawenwood at HGE

~Lucie

Credits
Roawenwood: Ravenshire Village single shop Home & Garden Expo
Pilot: Barrel Pumpkin Display
Botanical: Aspen trees
Turnip’s: Skydome with Enchanted texture pack add on

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Home & Garden Expo!

The annual Home & Garden Expo benefitting Relay For Life is officially open. There are a lot of goodies, spread out over 9 sims, so plan ahead and make use of the sim maps, which you can download here.

This is the new Darcy Cottage from Funky Junk, which is available at the HGE. The living room is adorable, with sunbeams coming through the windows (they can be removed, if desired). I am using Apple Falls RFL item, this beautiful wingback chair, in two of the 7 colors you get for just L$250. The Kiss & Hug sign is from Revival, and is also at the HGE.

Autumn Living

The HGE has allowed direct landmarks to the stores, which I think is a fabulous idea for such a large event. Below you’ll find the slurls for the stores featured in this post.

Apple Fall

Funky Junk

Revival

Be sure to stop by and check out this amazing event. It’s really quite epic, and if that’s not enough, it’s also for a great cause.

~Lucie

Credits
Funky Junk: Darcy Cottage Home & Garden Expo
Revival: Kiss & Hug sign Home & Garden Expo
Botanical: Aspen Trees (seen out the windows)
Apple Fall: Wingback chairs 1 & 5 Home & Garden Expo
Zigana: texture change rug
Dysfunctional Designs: Lil’ Pumpkin Candle, Single Pumpkin
Pilot: Crate Pumpkin Display
MishMish: Candle Lantern – Aqua

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A place for dreaming

Now that it’s gotten a bit easier to get into The Arcade, I wanted to share some lovely home decor items you can find there. First up, tarte. This gorgeous Autumn Cottage is the rare, but every piece in this set is lovely.

Autumn Cottage

On my porch is one of What Next’s cute and comfy chairs, along with a rocking chair and knitting basket from vespertine. The doormat, complete with sleeping kitty, is from Sway’s. All of these items (not the pumpkin!) are available at The Arcade.

Cozy Porch

Inside, the walls and ceiling have an old, aged feeling that, if it happened in your RL house would probably be cause for repair work, but in SL it’s a lovely effect that creates a warm, lived-in feeling! This gorgeous bed is also by tarte, but it is a mainstore release. My sleeping puppy, is the Ispachi Florian puppy that is just too cute for words. And it breathes. It’s utterly adorable. The slippers are also from the Ispachi set, as is the chest against the wall by the windo. I’ve placed another of What Next’s chairs in the corner. All the rest of the items are from tarte’s set.

A room made for dreaming

Be sure to check out the official Shopping Guide to help plan your Arcade wish lists and shopping trips!

Credits:
Exterior
tarte: Early Autumn – Autumn Cottage – RARE The Arcade
What Next: Malmo chair – Fox The Arcade
vespertine: Autumn Home Essentials – rocking chair – wood, knitting basket The Arcade
Sway’s: Door mat – Cats The Arcade
11th Hour: Pumpkin lantern
Pilot: Barrel Pumpkin Display
A.D.D Andel!: Pumpkin cart and pumpkin basket
Dysfunctional Designs: mesh trees, orchard trees – apple
Half-Deer: Lighted Pathway – Planks – light wood w/moss
Turnip’s: Skydome w/autumn add on textures

Interior
tarte: dreamer’s bed – brass
tarte: Early Autumn – hanging wall art, worn chest, striped rug, pillow stack, rotary phone, old wood table, books & tea, picture frame (mint), tin vase & twig, small wall art The Arcade
Ispachi: Florian – Trunk – Eggshell, Flipflops – Pink, Sleeping Puppy In Basket RAREThe Arcade
What Next: Malmo chair – Blush The Arcade

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Sweet Tart

It’s been a hectic, crazy few weeks in my RL, which is why I have been quiet. We’re getting ready to travel to visit family later this week. I’m really excited to see my four year-old nephew. He’s literally counting down the days til our visit. I’m riding that excitement to get through this visit because, if I’m honest, the traveling will be physically brutal (air travel and my body aren’t friends), and the rest of the family stuff is just stressing me out!

But I can put all that aside for now to show you some sweet treats! The Theme Park’s Sweet Tart Edition is under way, and Embody has this cute, flirty couple prop pose for women. I am wearing a dress from u.f.o for Collabor88, along with the gorgeous new Coral skin from Glam Affair that debuted at Collab. My cute shoes are also at Collab, from fri.day. My partner in crime (aka my alt) is wearing new items from coldLogic and the recent Gos Boutique group gift heels.

Sugar Rush

Be sure to stop by The Theme Park and Collabor88 to check out all of the goodies. There’s a lot of cute to be had at both events!

~Lucie

Fashion Credits
Lucie:
Glam Affair: Coral skin – America 05 (no brow version, using Romy brow add-ons sold separately) Collabor88
Magika: Shimmer hair – pack 01
IKON: Promise eyes – Maldives
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
u.f.o: ooh la la dress – lemon squeeze Collabor88
SLink: Mesh hands – Casual, Mesh feet – High
fri.day: Moxie heels – Mint Collabor88

My Alter Ego:
Essences: Siggy skin – TDRF03 – Light Rose (previous round TDR Fusion, may not be available)
Exile: Take It Easy hair – naturals
IKON: Promise eyes – Mahogany
Maitreya: VIP gift eyelashes
coldLogic: howell skirt – buff, dell top – cantaloupe
Gos Boutique: Charlotte pumps – tangerine (group gift, may not be available)

Embody: Sugar Rush prop pose The Theme Park

Decor Credits
Second Spaces: Faux Baroque bookshelf – wood w/blue, Marie Refurb Kitchen Island – white
Alouette: Candy jars
Collage: Sweet Art
Kuro: Candy scale – pink
Marmelade: Lollipop Swirl
PILOT: Candy Bar 7 Lollypop [A]
Organica: Pastry Display – White, pie – blueberry
8f8: Lazy cake slice, Strawberry cake, Marshmallows (gacha from The Seasons Story, may not be available)
MishMish: Patisserie w/o door

Taken at The Theme Park.

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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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Grandmother’s Room

So, if you haven’t been to Enchantment yet you still have time. This fairytale inspired event runs through February. One of the awesome items you can grab there is this beautiful bed from Alouette. The sewing items are part of Dysfunctional Design’s new Fabric Shop for We Love Roleplay!

Grandmother's Room

Here’s a better look at the carved headboard.

Grandmother's Sickbed

Don’t miss out on this (and many other) gorgeous item(s)! Visit Enchantment before it ends!

~Lucie

Credits
Alouette: The Big Bad Wolf Bed Enchantment
MishMish: Little Red Riding Hood Clock – Black
Second Spaces: sick day pills, cough syrup
Pilot: Get Well Soon tray
Dysfunctional Designs: Lovely Lil’ Log Cabin, Fabric Shop We Love Roleplay
Kuro: String Lights Curtain
DIGS: Aisling Nightstands
Cheeky Pea: Yukon Kitchen Rug (tinted)

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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

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More from Skin Fair!

If you haven’t been to Skin Fair yet, you still have time! The even runs through March 31st, so be sure to get there before it closes. Today I have two skins available at Skin Fair to show you. One thing I love about blogging events like Skin Fair is the chance to discover great stores I didn’t know before the event. I wasn’t familiar with either of these stores, but I will definitely be checking them out regularly now!

First up, from Anymore, is Hazel. This skin is so pretty and soft. It has a youthful feel, and I decided to capitalize on that with a quirky, semi-dorky look. My glasses are from Mon Tissu. The gorgeous necklace is from Cae and is called Sakura. It’s currently available at a new event called The Boutique, brought to you by The Liaison Collaborative. The eyes I am wearing in both of these looks are also a new item, from IKON, at The Boutique. Also, if you’re curious about the decor items, they are tagged with notes if you click through to Flickr, and you can feel free to ask questions.

Anymore Dorky

I paired the skin with hair from Exile, the adorable saddle shoes Tres Blah has out at Collabor88. A lot of people have complained the Tres Blah shoes were too expensive. I have to admit I hesitated when I saw the L$388 price tag on them, but I am a sucker for saddle shoes and these are so cute and unique. They are well done, and I am likely going to go back and grab another pair. No, they aren’t “cheap,” but the quality and creativity is very high, and that counts for a lot for me. My pants are from Greymoon and were available at The Outlet. I’m not sure if that round is over, but if it is, Lyssa usually releases her items in her mainstore after, so either way look for them! My top is so cute, right? It’s from One Bad Pixel’s recent release, and I am in love. It has a hud that lets you change the color of the belt and the shirt that’s under the sweater (just to clarify, it’s all one piece – you can’t wear just the sweater or just the shirt). I’m a sucker for any item that has this sort of control. It makes a piece so much more versatile and an “investment.” Oh, the cute pose in this pic is from Grafica and is part of their Pose Fair release called per donna! I’m excited for Pose Fair!

Anymore

The second skin I want to show you is from Envious. Bella is appropriately beautiful. I love the purple eyeshadow on this one. I love purple. The blushing cheeks on this skin inspired me to blog it as a bride! Plus, I’ll use any excuse to marry Rad again, even if it’s just for pics. 😀 The gorgeous gown I have on is from Sakide. The dress is mesh, but the lacey, sheer top part is a jacket layer you wear under it. The dress works without it, too. But I loved the look, it was so soft and detailed. I felt utterly feminine and girly wearing this gown!

Bridal fantasies

The gown has a secret, seductive side, though… and I had to be sure to show you that, too.

Now and forever

Finally, in this last pic you can see the LaGyo headband I have on with the alternate veiled option. It felt so retro and mysterious, so I knew I had to use it. I will warn you that I had some trouble finding hair that worked, and only came up with this LeLutka option after I saw the lovely Oakley Foxtrot wearing it with the same headband (so ty Oakley!).

I take thee

And last… I have to share this one, even though for blogging purposes you can’t really see anything. I just loved this WL so much, I had to snap the drama shot, too.

You are my dream

What can I say? Our RL/SL wedding anniversary is coming up (April 6th in both worlds)… I guess I was feeling sappy!

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Anymore – Hazel – Honey
Eyes: IKON – Ardent – Parchment
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Glasses: Mon Tissu – Readers – Cream
Hair: Exile – Call Me Maybe – Sin (tinted)
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Patience – Heart Watch Necklace
Top: 1BP – Sweater & Blouse – White Cable
Jeans: Greymoon – Swirly Embossed – Light
Shoes: Tres Blah – Saddle Shoe – Blue Floral
Poses: Built into the What Next Novelle Study Chair (pic 1), Grafica – Per Donna 1

Look 2:
On Lucie:
Skin: Envious – Bella – Purple – Sunkissed
Hair: LeLutka – Lillian – Jessica (tinted)
Eyes: IKON – Ardent – Parchment
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Headband: LaGyo – Angelie – Headpiece (both with and w/o veil) – Bridal
Necklace: Cae – Sakura
Dress: Sakide – Pearl River Gown – Cream

On Rad:
Skin: Belleza – Johan 3E – Medium
Eyes: Poetic – Classic – Dark Soil
Tux: Rebel Hope – Carlton – Black

Poses: Embody – I Do (couple pics), Roses By Res – purple bouquet – built in pose (individual pic)

Gazebo & Schoolhouse by Funky Junk

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Tis the season!

There are so many fun, festive things happening in SL right now. It’s kind of overwhelming, but in a good way!

The RFL Christmas Expo is one of these things. I have to say, they’ve done a beautiful job designing the sims for this event. You can see some of the amazing work in this photo gallery by Wildstar Beaumont.

In the first two pics, you can see the gorgeous Christmas fireplace that Prime has out for the Expo. It’s beautifully detailed, and has adorable little side seats with built in poses. My cute little Christmas tree earrings from Sax Shepherd Designs are also a RFL Christmas Expo find!

Christmas Contemplation

This is a must have piece for any Christmas decor fan! My mesh PJs are from Cracked Mirror, in Sprinkles, and you can find them at The Arcade. I love these jammies and I have them in a lot of colors, so you’ll likely see ’em again! The adorable ponytails are Dolly in blood from a recent Truth hair release.

Waiting for Santa

At The Arcade, it seems they tried to keep things more winter-y and less Christmas-y. Since not everyone celebrates Christmas this makes sense. But there are some adorable festive items to be had nonetheless, if you get so lucky! Here’s a look at some of my favorites. The adorable clock is one of many from Sway’s. They represent different seasons, and they are all seriously cute. The snowglobe with the pretty little cardinals is from A.D.D. Andel! and it’s one of the rares. I absolutely adored this one, and I knew it had to go on my mantle right away! Like the Sway’s clocks, the snowglobes come in many different “scenes” that are seasonal. I know I will be swapping snowglobes all year! The adorable Welcome sign is one of What Next’s items. It’s also a rare one, and while not overtly Christmas-y, with the snowy scene and green and red trim, it’s a clear match to my Christmas cabin!

Arcade Christmas Collage

In this next picture, you can see my little Christmas village. Pilot has these adorable little houses and landscaping items in their Arcade gachas. There’s a table to display it on that is rare, but after like 20+ tries, I decided to give up and make my own version of the village on my What Next Laurel Cottage console table. I used the What Next Amalfi string fairylights to spruce it up and make it more festive, and I was pleased with how it looked when I was done. The top left building is the rare Primrose Cottage, which is very cute, but to be honest, I love the Springfield one on the right even more. I can’t believe the level of detail work in these little houses. They are gorgeous. They are also relatively low prim/land impact (still not used to using LI!), so they are a great way to make your home more festive without taking up a ton of prims!

Christmas Village Collage

That’s all she wrote, folks… more from me soon, though.

~Lucie