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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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The Writer’s Winter Retreat (Part 2)

This post is a continuation of my last one, which can be read here. Again, it’s graphics/credits heavy so I won’t say much!

This gorgeous set, from Pixel Mode for The Arcade, was part of what inspired the story and the scene.

The Writer's Desk

Mr. Mousley Comes Home

Snow Bunnies

A cozy corner

I’ll be tearing down the scene in the next couple of days… so if you want to stop by to visit it, you have until around 6 am SLT on December 28th!

The Writer’s Winter Retreat

If you’re interested in the contest results, you can read about the top three here. I was truly honored to come in second. Thank you so much!

~Lucie

Credits
Pixel Mode: Willow Log Cabin Winter, Candles – Birch, The Writer’s Room set (Writer’s Room set is at The Arcade)
Half+Deer: Mr. Mouse w/door and snow tracks- Earth Tones set, Snow Day Bunnies – Choco (Bunnies at Collabor88)
Junk: Fireside chair – Dark
What Next: Cedar Log Hatstand (shrunk down to mouse size), Charlotte End Table, Cabin Sign 1 – Welcome – rare (past Arcade release)
Alouette: Plate of Christmas Cookies
Aria: Adelaide decorative book and green tea
Apple Fall: Cottage Dining Stool, Cottage Dining Table
Sari-Sari: Gluehwein Mug, Portable Stove
Consignment: Rope Heart

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Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween. I’ll be blogging some pics of my home all decked out for the holiday in days to come, but for now I have a couple of other pics to share.

This first picture features some items from Collabor88’s current round, which has dark, moody colors and lots of spookiness! These boots and dress are from ISON. The boots are so amazing. They move so perfectly with my av and I love the ruched detailing on them. The slip dress is just freakin’ stunning. The way it gathers around the belly, and the wrinkles, god the wrinkles. I’ve spent way more time than is probably normal just admiring the wrinkles… the attention to detail in both of these pieces makes ISON creator Harry Hyx a genius in my opinion. My witchy broom pose is from Ploom and the hair, so delightfully messy, is from Exile and also is at Collabor88. The pumpkin pile is courtesy of What Next, and the spooky plank signs are from Sari-Sari.

Witchy Woman

This next pic features a new release from Pixel Mode, the Woodlands hot tub, which is currently available at The Liaison Collaborative. I fell in love with the rustic charm of this release, and decided to dress it up a bit for a Halloween hot tubbing party, with some help from What Next, Fetch, Ploom and Belleza. The adorable skin I am wearing is one of Belleza’s new group gifts (the other one is in the previous picture in this post!). My hair is from Ploom. It’s called Oh Deer, and includes two versions. One has a built in, deer inspired headband. The other has space for headbands inspired by other animals (sold separately). I’m wearing that version with the cat ears! The headbands are actually compatible with three new Ploom releases, so be sure to check them out.

Halloween Hot Tubbing

However you celebrate today, whether it’s Samhain and a religious festival, or just secular Halloween fun, I hope you enjoy! As for me? Well, I’ll be making Mummy Dogs and watching It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with my husband tonight!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Look 1
Belleza: Ava skin – October Gift Medium w/Ava gloss (sold separately)
Exile: Check Out Time – light reds Collabor88
Buzzeri: Bewitched – Midnight
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
ISON: Silk Slip dress & thigh high hoove boots – both in purple Collabor88
SLink: mesh hands – casual
Ploom: Bad Witch – Pose 6 (curvy) w/broom

Look 2:
Belleza: Brooke skin – October gift medium
Ploom: Oh Deer hair – reds, Animal Headbands – cat
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Amber
Blacklace: Charlie bikini – Silver Sequins

Decor:
Barnesworth Anubis: Bates House Collabor88
Sari-Sari: Autumn planks – Frank, Mr. Pumpkin, Mrs. Ghost
Dysfunctional Designs: Small patch of leaves – light
What Next: Trick Or Treat Pumpkins, Fall Hanging Lanterns (with posts) – Natural, Pumpkin Cooler, Spiced Pumpkin Cocktail Tray
Fetch: Candle Lantern
Pixel Mode: Woodlands Hot Tub TLC

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The Theme Park: Vintage Romance

Over two years ago, before I was a blogger and before I owned Lazy Sunday, my husband and I owned an event called The Theme Park. It was a fun event, and one we enjoyed running. But then I was supposed to student teach, and I expected to barely be in SL for at least twelve weeks. So, with a bit of a heavy heart, we closed the event. Well, after some deliberation and discussion, we decided to resurrect and re-invent The Theme Park. It has just opened, and will run through February 5th. Our first theme is Vintage Romance.

I am really excited about this, as you may imagine. We have some unbelievably talented designers participating, and I’m going to share some of the creations you can find at the event in this post (and in future posts).

Sari-Sari is a store I discovered through another event, The Neighbourhood. I just love this store. They make a mix of poses and furniture/decor items. For The Theme Park, they did both, but in this post I am showing you their Antique Dresser. I love everything about this piece. It’s romantic, sweet and definitely feels antique. I did very little editing to this picture, in order to show the piece off better. All the items on the top of the dresser are part of this piece.

Sari-Sari for The Theme Park

Next, I want to show you the gorgeous Vintage Romance dress Coquet has for The Theme Park. I have been gushing about this dress to anyone willing to listen since I first put it on. Here’s why… the texture work on this is absolutely freakin’ exquisite. I love the lightly wrinkled effect around the bottom of the dress. It’s just so, so well done. The three colors it is available in are also all beautiful. I went with the bold Berry, but they’e all awesome. My pose is also for The Theme Park, and it is one of the Like A Lady poses from an lar. It’s so cute, isn’t it? I love the positions of the arms and feet.

Romance

I’ll have more from The Theme Park, as well as other events, in coming days! But in the meantime, come by and check it out for yourself! You can also follow us on Pinterest or Plurk, and like us on facebook.

~Lucie

Credits:
Glance: Lana skin – fair w/matte lips 07 & eyeshadow 07
Truth: Dove hair – reds
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
IKON: Promise eyes – Industrial FaMESHed
Coquet: Vintage Romance Dress – Berry The Theme Park
Gos Boutique: Lauren d’Orsay shoes – Garnet
an lar: Like A Lady Two (m) pose The Theme Park

Trompe Loeil: Sparrow Hill Lodge Collabor88
Sari-Sari: Antique Dresser The Theme Park

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Always time for shoes & books

I wanted to squeeze in one final Shoetopia post, and this time I’m pairing with another Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair look and some home decor.

LaRoo released three new styles at Shoetopia, named Kim, Khloe and Kourtney. I’m wearing the Kourtney booties in these pics. All three are awesome, and I will absolutely be sharing the other two styles in the future. I paired these adorable booties with Fishy Strawberry’s Geeks ‘n’ Nerds ensemble. The pieces are sold individually and come in a lot of color options. I love tartan, so I had to wear that! My cute book poses are from Nani, and can also be found at Geeks ‘n’ Nerds.

There's always time for shoes & books

I decorated more of my Neva Captain’s Home from Scarlet Creative (at the current round of Collabor88). I love the fireplace in this house (note: I added fire, it’s not included). It’s so charming and rustic. The desk set is from Lark’s Bird Nerd set, another Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair item. The cocoa tray on the little rug is a new release from Dysfunctional Designs. It’s scripted to be cocoa or tea and also has multiple texture options. The Geek wall art is from Collage, and I’m pretty sure you can guess what event that is available at! The Winter Is Coming blocks set is from floorplan’s Geeks ‘n’ Nerds offerings, perfect for any Game Of Thrones fans.

Winter Is Coming

Here is a pic of my backyard, featuring a new release from Sway’s… the Christmas tree! This tree comes in lots of colors, but I went au naturel since I was putting it in my yard. Inside, on the cozy rug are some books that are part of Sari-Sari’s Geeks ‘n’ Nerds set, as is the Whovian Tea Time set on the desk. The egg decor and calendar are other items that make up Lark’s Bird Nerd set.

Winter in the woods

Be sure to check out Shoetopia, which closes tomorrow night! And the Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair is also a must visit event, especially for those who love geeky and nerdy things!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion
Glam Affair: Katya – Jamaica 08 E
Magika: Dusty hair – color pack 1
IKON: Perspective eyes – Oak
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Fishy Strawberry: Bookworm Mesh Cardigan – Brown Tartan, Freshman Skirt – Brown Tartan, Ivy League Tank – Beige Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
SLink: Mesh hands – Casual & Mouse
LaRoo: Kourtney booties Shoetopia
Nani Poses: Book Nerd props (poses built in) Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair

Decor
Scarlet Creative: Neva Captain’s House Collabor88
floorplan: Winter Is Coming blocks Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
[DDD]: round lil rug – dark, cocoa/tea tray – light
Fabuleux: Xmas Reindeer Light RedStar
Sway’s: Lamp [meow] unplugged – wood, Christmas tree (B) snowed
Lark: Bird Nerd set Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
Sari-Sari: Whovian Tea Time, Closed Book Props 1 & 2 Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair, Black & White Christmas
Collage: Geek Art Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
Half+Deer: Carved Woodland Animals – Red & Grey Fox (previous Arcade items)
What Next: Pine Ridge Campfire, Kettle, Lantern, Pine Ridge Chair – plaid blanket & checked blanket
Alouette: Turn On The Light Candle Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair, Tall Autumn Hurricane Candleholder
Kuro: Cookie Tree
Rustica: SkyMoon Environment