Going Home

Going Home

Home, I’m making my way home.
My mind’s already there.
Yes, my mind is

Light, you’re with me in the dark.
Light my way at night.
Let your light shine

~ “Going Home” by Asgeir

Going Home

The Home Expo is on, benefitting RFL. I had the fortune to preview it and then the “misfortune” of sorting through the amazing things I picked up and got to preview. I admit I am not as quick to decorate my space as I am to decorate myself, so it took me some time and some help. (Thank you, Grayson, for the space!)

Froukje Hoorenbeek is premiering her new home, the Villa Utrecht, at the Home Expo. While the sale of this beautiful structure is not benefitting RFL, Froukje co-sponsored a sim at considerable expense, so she is definitely donating to the cause. The house is gorgeous and she told me has a lot of personal significance for her (which is I chose the lovely song from Asgeir for the title and quote). The textures are lush and lifelike and the house is well made with windows and doors that open out as they would in RL and a great attic up top (plus the clock keeps time in your time zone).

Going Home

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention other creators who have donated to the cause for the Home Expo. Alex Bader is also a sim co-sponsor and has built a gorgeous parcel that makes going to Home Expo worth it alone. He is generously donating all the proceeds from sale of this oak tree at Home Expo to RFL.

Going Home

Cleom Bailey is also participating and donating proceeds of the set from which this iron table and chairs comes. And John2010 Bailey is donating proceeds from the lamp I threw all over my parcel. I am astounded by the content and generosity of the creators participating in this event. They not only donated to participate but give 100% of proceeds from their donation items to RFL. When I got to preview, I made sure I hit a lot of those RFL kiosks to purchase items.

Tomorrow I will take you inside the house to show a few more items from Home Expo. By the way, that pretty flowerbox is a GIFT that Sheerpetal Roussel is offering at Home Expo.

Going Home

Villa: Dutchie Villa Utrecht  by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie, available at the Home Expo 2014 *


  • DaD DESIGN “Pink flowers on pot” C/M – 2014 HGE Gift – and DaD DESIGN “Red flowers on pot” C/M – 2014 HGE Gift – by Sheerpetal Roussel for DaD Design, available at the Home Expo 2014 *
  • Topiary d’Ete Fleur with Lights by Tess Spargel for Spargel & Shine
  • -JoHaDeZ- Garden Latern “Star” by John2010 Dexler for -JoHaDeZ-, available at the Home Expo 2014 *
  • Skye Four Season Oak Tree by Alex Bader for Studio Skye, available at the Home Expo 2014
  • iron table and iron chairs by Cleom Bailey for Cleo Design, available at the Home Expo 2014 *
  • *alirium* nanohana by Alir Flow for alirium
  • *aG* MossyBrickPath by Alir Flow for alirium

Raking Leaves

Raking Leaves

Here by the baring bough
Raking up leaves,
Often I ponder how
Springtime deceives,–
I, an old woman now,
Raking up leaves.
~ Thomas Hardy

Raking Leaves

The hour has been added back to our days and now the days grow dark quickly where I live. I spent the afternoon in the rare sunshine (it’s been raining a lot), raking up the birch tree leaves that have fallen in my front and back yard. I got what I fear is one of my last bike rides in for the season and dumped the gangly tomato plant at the curb. The herbs are safely inside, sunning in the kitchen window. The hibiscus is unhappily standing in my office (not sure I can get it through the winter—probably not).

A warm sweater is what is needed now—and this long sweater dress from Angelina Eizenberg does the trick. I love the colors stitched into the sweater, the big cowl neck and how it covers my bum, which gets cold outside. Of course, I can’t give up my capris just yet, so these darling short jeans from Siddean Munro (she doesn’t just do feet, folks!) are the ticket. Rustic boots with a handy color-change HUD from Tash Porthos keep my feet warm and cute too.

Raking Leaves

Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher have just released a new skin—Nina. It’s become the reigning principal among the top skin makers that makeups and a variety of looks is the way to keep things going and Shyla’s keeping up with the best of them. Of course we have again the subtle makeups, the beautiful eyes and brows and the gentle blush. And underneath the big sweater, there is a gorgeous body, of course. Truth Hawks made my casual and cute ponytails—much less little girl than just easy wearing.

Raking Leaves

Days decrease,
And autumn grows, autumn in everything.
~ Robert Browning

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Marleen by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: -Belleza- Nina Sk 3 BR by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: Glossy Gold Dust EYES by Candace Hudson for Hudson’s Clothing Co.

Sweater: ~*INDIE ROSE*~ MESH Roll Neck Sweater Dress – Black by Angelina Eizenberg for Indie Rose Designs

Capris: Slink Crop Split Jeans Black by Siddean Munro for Slink *

Boots: [d.l.s.] :: MESH Suede Color Change Combat Boots by Tash Porthos for Dirty Little Secret *

Rake: -RC- Leafy Rake by Redd Columbia for RC Cluster

Poses by by Willa Whybrow for dfo and by Trieste Minuet for !bang

*aG* NarrowTree Small Autumn by Alir Flow for alirium

-RC- Leafy Rake Leaf Pile for jumping! by Redd Columbia for RC Cluster

The Fall: Leaf-covered ground by Lyle Maeterlinck for Bloodlines

~*Forest Floor*~ Birch – Small by Uni Ninetails for Forest Floor