Home for the Holidays—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 4

Home for the Holidays—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 4

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays
‘Cause no matter how far away you roam
If you want to be happy in a million ways
For the holidays you can’t beat home, sweet home

~ “Home for the Holidays,” as done by Perry Como

Home for the Holidays

The big news in my house is that we have 50 pounds of venison in the freezer now. Yep, the man of the house got a ten-point buck, so we’ll be eating meat this winter. I put my foot down about having a stuffed head on my mantel, so this great new piece of art from Tya Fallingbridge, the gift for today in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, is much appreciated. We can still celebrate the hunt without creepy glass eyes looking at us.

And I got all festive for the holidays at home with the Ugly Christmas Sweater from Phunk. (I don’t think it’s THAT bad personally, though some of the textures on the HUD are ones I would not wear personally. Ever. I am not a snowman-on-a-sweater girl.) My jeans with the really nice backend are from beanster Potato and come with a nice HUD for changing the texture. The texture is what makes the jeans, frankly. And Senzati0n Domenitzo’s darling ankle boots fit with these skinnies perfectly.

Home for the Holidays

Bubbles Clawtooth just came out with this darling hat-on-hair that comes with a texture-change HUD for the hat and what seems a thousand great hair textures. (I am exaggerating, but I spent a lot of time clicking.) This darling look is one of my favorite hat hairs of the season! I loved this skin from Syane Cisse on me. It’s plain, indeed, but has a certain sophistication I think could be dressed up or down.

Home for the Holidays

Hair: Clawtooth: Snow Bunny – The Complete Collection by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth *

Skin: [sYs] SKIN – LOU M01 (brown brows) with [sYs] SKIN – Kohl eyes by Syane Cisse for [sYs]

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (Green) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Sweater: [Phunk] Ugly Christmas Sweater by Parallaxx for Phunk

Jeans: 20.FIVE Mesh: Jan Skinny Jeans by beanster Potato for 20.FIVE *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: Essenz – Brisbane (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Frozzen Fair *

Giftboxes: [ba] gift box – pack and transfer! by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis

Art: [PM]Pixel Mode – 3D Deer Head Picture by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

A House is a Home

A House is a Home

a house is a home where the chores are never done
where you spend your whole life running to and from
and if the life that you live is not the life you choose
make your child a home and start anew

~ “A House is a Home” by Ben and Ellen Harper

A House is a Home

As I blogged yesterday, my trip to the Home and Garden Expo 2014 was very fruitful. I found many home treasures for both exterior and interior. I decorated one room of Froukje Hoorenbeek’s fabulous villa with a few treasures to share. Most of them are donation items at Home and Garden Expo 2014 , which means that 100% of the money earned from their sale goes to Relay for Life in SL. It seems like a gimme: get something awesome and donate to RFL all at once.

So let me tick through some of these items. First, Eku Zhong, who makes some awesome stuff, is co-sponsoring a sim at H.G.E. and she has donated the money from the sale of the brown leather sofa and chaise plus a black set and some other goodies to RFL. Eku does absolutely great textures and buildings for her business (as well as sexy shoes for her other label, Koikoi). I broke down and bought her Dragonfly Cottage at the H.G.E.

A House is a Home

Loz Hyde is also co-sponsoring a sim at H.G.E. and he is offering this coffeetable and a similarly-shaped ottoman for donation. I recolored the table to match the décor (thank you for leaving it mod, Loz). The stately armchair in the corner is one of a set of chairs that Apple Fall is offering with full donation going to RFL.

A House is a Home

John2010 Dexler has made a few things for the H.G.E. including the artwork above the fireplace from Cleom Bailey. I framed it in black (thank you, Stephen) so it would stand out against the great wallpaper Froukje made for this room. Rod Eun specializes in “low prim” furniture, which means textures on prim blocks, but they look good and are inexpensive and his blanket chest here donates 100% to RFL as does the awesome samovar from Rusalka Writer. Plato Novo is providing a set of lamps with pithy quotes on the shades for RFL’s cause and Laurent83 Waco made the tray that brightens up the room with croissant and tea.

And here is a shot of Froukje’s lovely villa in the full sun.

A House is a Home

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

Interior:

Thank you, Etrone, for getting me through this!

A Case of You

A Case of You

Oh I could drink a case of you darling
Still I’d be on my feet
oh I would still be on my feet
~ “A Case of You” by Joni Mitchell

A Case of You

Been having a few of those days lately where I just want to go home, sink into a chair, and have a glass of wine while I listen to my favorite music and relax. I feel like I am behind on a few tasks, least of which is showing this fabulous furniture, which I set up a while ago to photo. First there is this fabulous retro living room set from Froukje Hoorenbeek that includes all her fabulous animations, from purely sitting and enjoy a glass of wine to actually enjoying some time with a favorite sweetheart, smooching or more. Who knew such innocuous furniture could hold such hot thoughts?

A Case of You

Of course if I flop down on this great massage table from Tya Fallingbridge, someone may come along and give me a massage. Or not. But it sure looks beautiful and tempting in the corner of my bedroom with separate tables of towels and massage oils. This is still at Fameshed for a few more seconds so grab it while you can.

A Case of You

Tya has also made this absolutely stunning bed that includes singles and couples poses and some adult surprises. With carved tropical wood and a sheer curtain across the top, it’s a gorgeous bedroom set that she had at Liaison Collaborative and now has in her store. I put wall hangings from Trace Osterham on each side and hung a darling little mobile/lamp from Plethora in the corner.

A Case of You

My lovely dress, which I also wore for my video with Phobos, is one of Spooky Mistwallow’s lovely interpretations for this mesh dress. I particularly have loved her patterns, which are proportioned nicely on the dress. My new peeptoe pumps are Eudora3D’s newest and come with matching bracelets, sold separately.

A Case of You

Finally I have to brag about this gorgeous skin from Mochi Milena, which she has set up as a free piece for newbies and a very low price for the rest of us mortals. If anyone worries that newbies can’t get good content, they should pull them over to Mochi’s shop to grab this skin. It’s absolutely gorgeous (and ridiculously generous). My hair is lovely braided updo from Mariru Catnap that I grabbed from Fi*Friday before Hair Fair and promptly forgot about, which was a shame because it’s absolutely lovely.

A Case of You

I remember that time you told me
you said “Love is touching souls”
Surely you touched mine
Cause part of you pours out of me
In these lines from time to time
Oh, you’re in my blood like holy wine
You taste so bitter and so sweet

Hair: .:CHEVEUX:.F057 Browns01 by Mariru Catnap for .:CHEVEUX:.

Skin: [PF] Renee <Hazel> – Pure (dkbrow) by Mochi Milena for Pink Fuel

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – coconut by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at theCosmetic Fair Beach Party

Dress: :KR: Fabiana Dress – Memory by Spooky Mistwallow for Kastle Rock Couture *

Bracelets: Eudora 3D Karnamal Bracelet Copper by Eudora3D for Eudora 3D *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: :[P]:- Slink Applier [NAILS-Feet]:// Concord by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Eudora 3D Karnamak Pumps Copper by Eudora3D for Eudora 3D *

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

Furnishings:

  • Dutchie art deco chair left by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie art deco sofa adult by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie art deco chair right by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie art deco brown and blue rug by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie art deco coffee table by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie lilies by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie Ein Windstoss by Emil Orlik by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • +CONVAIR+ Airplanes! for FFL by Tobias Convair (no longer available)

 

  • Trompe Loeil – Roanna Sleigh Seat Brown With Blanket by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil *

 

  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Bali Bed White – Adult by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode*
  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Bali End Table – Right by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode*
  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Bali End Table – Left by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode*
  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Throw Rug by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode*
  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Bali Dresser by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode*
  • Plethora – Paper Butterflies Light by PlethoraSL for Plethora
  • {theosophy} Palmerston Wall Hanging (Tuscan) by Trace Osterham for {theosophy} *

 

  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Insouciance Massage Bed – Adult by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed *
  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Insouciance Towels Table by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed *
  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Insouciance Oils Table by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed *
  • Melilla Drapes by Jolie.Applemoor (no longer available)

 

  • {theosophy} Nicholaston Skybox by Trace Osterham for {theosophy} *

Clouds in My Coffee

Clouds in My Coffee

“I had some dreams. They were clouds in my coffee, clouds in my coffee.” ~ “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon

Clouds in My Coffee

Home with a cup of coffee is where I want to be. I recently remodeled in SL with some new pieces including this kitchen set from Tobias Convair, an architect who has an eye for what a good kitchen in SL needs for décor. Included with the set are PG and Adult animations for a full kitchen narrative. (You can get busy with your honey or just share coffee.)

My top is one that Circe Ishtari put out a couple months ago but I have been saving it for the perfect look. It comes with a texture change HUD and the ability to color the ruffle and seams, which allows various iterations of the top. I waited well because these new jean capris from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus are going to be worn frequently this summer for casual looks. I love the painted denim they include in their extensive texture-change HUD. Finally, an African-inspired necklace from Maxi Gossamer, which is one of her featured pieces at Collabor88, which just opened, punctuates the look with a little fashion. (And Pho noticed my nails match my top perfectly with little flowers, thanks to one of Sasy Scarborough’s designs.)

Clouds in My Coffee

Dutchie Hoorenbeek came up with this clever little four-person table that could serve 1-4 people and she has expanded the idea with newly fashioned chairs in an arts and crafts theme. Dutchie has a fine eye for what people want in furniture—classic, usable, and wonderful animated. An entire meal can be had at these tables with place settings appearing as needed. She also supplies extra settings for viewings as this. With artwork and lighting, the scene is contemporary and cozy.

Clouds in My Coffee

My new skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s luscious Melodia. With sensual lips and eyes and a pretty blush, this skin suits many shapes and comes with appliers for most body parts. My long locks are Mirja Mills’ newest, suitable for both men and women, as she shows in her ads. I love her textures and the fine wisps that curl about.

Clouds in My Coffee

“It doesn’t matter where you’re from – or how you feel… There’s always peace in a strong cup of coffee.” ~ Gabriel Bá, Daytripper

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ROXANNE * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Melodia Tan 02 A by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

Eyes: [Buzz] Ardent Eyes – Angel by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri

Top: Tokyo.Girl . Ixi Ruffle Top by Circe Ishtari for Tokyo Girl *

Capris: L&B Swear “Capri” Pants – Denim by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Keisha – Short by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant and Elegant 1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails and Toenails Applier Slink A/E – Set 116 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Portland (Fatpack) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Kitchen:

  • +CONVAIR+ Birchdale Kitchen dark PG (short) by Tobias Convair for Convair, available at FaMESHed *
  • Various glasses and plates in the cabinet by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie blue and green rug by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *

Dining room:

  • Dutchie dining table by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie double ceiling lamp by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Extra table dressing dessert by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie Falling Snow by Kamisaka Sekka by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Throw Rug by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode *

Skybox: {theosophy} Nicholaston Skybox by Trace Osterham for {theosophy} *

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

To me the outdoors is what you must pass through in order to get from your apartment into a taxicab.” ~ Fran Lebowitz

The Great Outdoors

Summer is coming. I know it is! I am ready! Tobias Convair and Tya Fallingbridge have a few outdoor accessories that I have put to good use on my parcel. First Tya has this wonderful hammock at the Liaison Collaborative that comes in two wood tones with color change pillows and single and couples poses plus some adult for romantic encounters. I set it on the front porch of my house so I could lounge by the water, reading the New Yorker on my iPad and getting some fresh air.

Tobias has made a darling cabana house in “Crayola colors,” which goes well with his Pinewood Cottage. I can imagine all the colors lined up on a beach. (Would be great accompanied by cabana boys, hm?) Tya has made these fabulous lounge chairs in four different iterations and mirrored so you can set them up as you please. They include great single poses too. These are also available at the Liaison Collaborative.

The Great Outdoors

Even in the great outdoors, I need to dress up, even if my heels sink in the lawn. Mistahmoose is a new guy on the fashion scene in SL, a game/graphics designer who has decided to ply his trade in world. These shoes are an example of his work. Designed for the Slink mid foot, they include a great texture-change HUD. (And the textures are a sort of suede, which shows brilliantly in the colors.) With a sexy shape and a new look, these shoes are some of the first pieces Mistahmoose has released. I look forward to more!

Movin’ on up, I wear a great artistic dress from Bamshyl Bookmite, one of her offerings for Fashionart. She has made a series of this mesh dress with solid colors and artistic/abstract patterns like this one, perfect for fashion and art. My jewelry I found while shopping from a recommendation in Skin Addiction. Velvetskin makes this necklace and bracelet with a HUD that has several texture change options for the different pieces and also offers the necklace in pieces (so you can wear, say, just the hanging stone on the chain). The set comes with the necklace, bracelets and earrings. I chose to wear a cute little cuff from Jaycee Dover that I picked up at Kustom 9 on my other wrist. Brightly colored nail polish from Di Hoorenbeek brightens my look.

The Great Outdoors

I love these low ponytails from Kimberlee Miles. With three different hair color sets to choose from, I chose the middle set which carries mostly gingers and reds and browns. I love this bright ginger as it matches the playful nature of the style. My skin is one of Inka Mexicola’s lovely pieces for the Dressing Room Fusion with peachy lips and beautifully shaped eyes and brows.

The Great Outdoors

Marry an outdoors woman. Then if you throw her out into the yard on a cold night, she can still survive. ~ W. C. Fields

Hair: (Chemistry) Hair – Prairie (Rigged) by Kimberlee Miles for (Chemistry) *

Skin: Essences – Siggy TDRF03 *blonde* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at The Dressing Room Fusion *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – evergreen by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Dress: B BOS -Julie Dress-Thought by Bamshyl Bookmite for B Bos, available at Fashionart *

Necklace: **RE** LUX Liana Necklace – A+B+C by Velvetskin for RealEvil Industries

Bracelets: **RE** LUX Liana Bracelet – A+B – R by Velvetskin for RealEvil Industries and L U X E – Wooden Cuff Grayscale by Jaycee Dover for Luxe, available at Kustom 9

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Relaxed Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail Appliers: Di’s Opera – Fingernails HUD – Fruits by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera *

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [Shimmer] Uptown Girl Heel by Mistahmoose for Shimmer *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

In the great outdoors: