Celebrate America!

Red, White & Blue Beach HutsHappy July!  In just a few days the great nation of the United States of America will celebrate it’s independence with fireworks, backyard BBQ and pool parties.  I love the 4th of July and couldn’t let the holiday pass without styling three adorable beach shacks in red, white & blue!

Americana Beach HutToday, I will feature the red Trompe Loeil Kiya (available @ Collabor88) American shack decked out with Finishing Touches Patriotic Swags 2 Stars (Stripes/Stars/Stripes), Antique Hanging StarsPatriotic Sling Chair (Stars & Stripes), Red Charcoal BBQ & Blue Metal Wheelbarrow Beer Cooler.  I’m ready for a 4th of July party and fireworks display.  Finishing Touches’s charcoal BBQ has multiple options for rezzable meats and grill-master poses for singles and couples.  The wheelbarrow beer cooler is dispensable.  24Karat Roux, creator and owner of Finishing Touches is offering the stars & stripes patriotic sling chairs as a subscriber gift until July 5, so hop over and grab them for the upcoming holiday.  July 1st also marks the opening day for the Perfect Ten event, running from 1st – 15th each month with deep discounts on exclusive items.  For the July round, Lunar Seasonal Designs created a fun animated Seagull eating french fries, the perfect deck mate!

Lunar Seasonal Design Animated SeagullInside the Americana beach hut, I designed a sweet treat buffet table using The Mustard Seed Lighthouse Table.  Aphrodite Shop’s Fruit Kebabs Platter, Patriotic Cupcakes, Fruit Desserts Dispenser, and July 4th Ice Cream (part of the 4th of July dessert pack) are on display.  Flanking the sweet treat buffet bar are two HJM Designs Gingham Rattan Chairs in Blue & Red, I picked up at Perfect Ten.  To complete the patriotic theme decor, I used Finishing Touches Twig Wreath White (Star Studded), Americana Collection Hanging Quilt (Stars & Stripes), Patriotic Wooden Stars, and Americana Collection Stacked Boxes Patriotic Flag.

Americana Inside

HJM Designs & Finishing Touches

HJm Designs & The Mustard SeedOn the rear deck is where all the fun will happen.  From sun-lounging, to riding bikes in the sand dunes, or kicking back and relaxing with friends and family.  The final details make all the difference in a great party.   I just love Finishing Touches Picnic Table w/Sunbrella Blue, it has rezzable meals for each guest and matches the Red Charcoal BBQ & Blue Wheelbarrow Beer Cooler perfectly.  I hope you are inspired to show your patriotic spirit, celebrate this wonderful holiday and decorate your home in Red, White & Blue!   Wishing you a happy 4th of July!

Americana Deck

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Summer at the Lake!

Finishing Touches Northwoods Lodge Bedroom Collection

In just a few weeks it will be the official first day of summer.  School will end, kids will go away to summer camp and families will take camping trips exploring the great outdoors.  Days spent hiking mountains tops and evenings with families snuggled in their cabins; the smell of pine wafts through the air, the growl of bears in distance, moonlight becomes magical as it dances across the lake and memories are forged.

I was inspired by Finishing Touches Northwoods Lodge Collection released at Perfect Ten event to style a rustic cabin bedroom.  The Northwoods Lodge set consist of log style bed with cabin quilt duvet (Adult or PG version with single/couple animations), chair, bench, dresser, nightstand, end table, table lamps (pine cone & moose), trunks, birch bark candle trio, lantern, decorative books with glasses, and rug.  The entire collection is on sale for 50% off retail price until June 15, 2015.  There are also corresponding quilts and wooden decorative signs to complete the collection on sale available at Perfect Ten.  Let’s go camping!

Bump in the Night…

Finishing Touches | Twisted Hunt Spring 2015

The 13th installment of the Twisted Hunt is back with the theme Spectres; spirit realm, phantoms & ghosts, running from March 5 – April 5, 2015.  The Twisted Hunt is noted as the hardest hunt on the gird with 82 stores participating but the gifts are well worth the effort. Finishing Touches (store #14) is offering two versions of the Ghostly Spectre’s Parlor hunt gift.  Both versions of the Ghostly Spectre’s Parlor gift set include a black leather Victorian arm-chair with 8 single animations, black and gold brocade round rug, maple oval coffee table and matching mirror.  One set features a hologram Victorian seated lady & hovering eerie ghost.  24Karat Roux, designer and owner of Finishing Touches has created a corresponding Gargoyle Stone Fireplace and Gargoyle Pillars (resized for photo) both sold separately.  A nice addition to the overall look are the Twisted Gacha Spectre’s Throne, 8 versions $60L a play (3 rare prizes).  Finishing Touches Twisted Hunt gifts are perfect for your goth needs, role play, channeling spirits, or saving for next Halloween.  Best of luck hunting!

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_FT_ Ghostly Spectre's Parlor Twisted Hunt Gift

_FT_ Twisted Gacha Spectre's Throne

Whispers of Springtime!

Finishing Touches | Floral Mint Collection

This week has been unseasonably warm in my area.  It’s normally in the mid-50’s/60’s and rains during the month of March.  The weekend forecast has high of 75 degrees, which is awesome.  Spring is upon us and it’s time for me to change my sim over from snowy winter to spring landscaping.  In the meantime, I styled the Trompe Loeil Attic Skybox with Finishing Touches new release, Floral Mint Collection available for 50% off at The Perfect Ten until March 15, 2015.  Finishing Touches Floral Mint Collection includes a twin trundle-bed in soft green floral, mint rugs, matching rocking chair, white chest, standing birdcage with ivy, wall lanterns, and double hanging wall picture frames.  I accessorize the soft, sweet, girly room with spring floral close-up photos, butterfly and bee wall art, Second Spaces Elizabeth Guest Room Shelf, Rosalie Secretary Desk, and Beverly Quilt Rack.  For some added sweetness, I also included Sway’s Cupcake Bunny, Flower and Butterfly, both gathca items at the current round of The Arcade ($50L a play).  Hope you enjoyed the post and are inspired to refresh your space for springtime!

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Finishing Touches | Floral Mint Collection 2

Finishing Touches | Floral Mint Collection Rocking Chair

Structure: Trompe Loeil, Attic Skybox

  • Trundle Bed, Rugs, Rocking Chair, White Chest, Ivy Standing Birdcage, Wall Lanterns, & Double Hanging Wall Picture Frames: Finishing Touches, Floral Mint Collection (50% off @ The Perfect Ten)
  • Shelf Cabinet, Desk & Blanket Rack: Second Spaces
  • Watercolor Butterfly Wall Art: La Galleria (**FREE**)
  • Butterfly & Bee Diagrams: Floorplan (Past Group Gifts)
  • Hodgepodge Alarm Clock, Window Shelf, & Leora Hatbox Stool: What Next
  • Cupcake Bunny & Birdcage Photo Frame: Sway’s, Flower and Butterfly (@ The Arcade)
  • Suitcase Flower Box: Shutter Field
  • Desk/Dining Chair: Tromp LoeilDarya Dining Chair
  • Potted Pansy & Hanging Pansy: Alouette

Table for Two!

Romantic Garden Gazebo

Countdown!  T minus 4 days till Cupid’s arrow hits you!  Yes, I know some of you guys are in denial, but this Saturday is Valentine’s Day and today I created a romantic garden gazebo getaway that you can use all year-long with some special sweet touches from Aphrodite Shop/Heart Homes.  The design duo of Marina Ramer (Aphrodite Shop) and Jaylin Whitewood (Heart Homes) have created everything you could wish for this season of love including a special Valentine’s Market sim.  Check it out!  Taxi please…

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Marina & Jaylin have also created a special Valentine’s Day experience for you at their Casa de Aromas Restaurant.  This Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 4-7pm SLT, they are hosting a formal dinner event with a 4 course Valentine themed menu, role play entertainment, live singers, chef demos, and Valentine gifts for guests.  This will be the perfect romantic spot for you to take your loved one.  For single or couple tickets and more information, click here. Please note the single ticket experience is designed to chat, meet and greet with other single SL residents and will take place on the Valentines Ferry ship.  Ahoy!

Outdoor Giant Love Sign

Aphrodite Shop- Gazebo Entry

After your unique and one of a kind experience at Casa de Aromas Restaurant, cozy up at home in a romantic garden gazebo that will be your private retreat for many days and nights. Created using Barnesworth Anubis Garden Gazebo (Dec 2014 Collabor88 item) and furnished with Aphrodite Shop/Heart Homes Valentines release is a sweet and simple hideaway that you can design too.  The inside of the gazebo is intimate and inviting with Heart Homes Romantic Piano and Garden Cafe Set {with pillar candles} dominating the space. (Please note that both Heart Homes items are part of the Valentine Gazebo collection, a set that includes 3 private pavilions connected by rose-covered bridges with animations and looks best submerged in water.)  Because it’s Valentine’s Day and I love Marina’s sweet treats I had to display part of the Valentine’s Mega Party Pack {discounted 25%} including the Salad Buffet Table, Dessert Tables #1 & #2 with animated fondue and strawberry jelly cookies, and Valentine Heart Shaped Balloon Arches, Floating Heart Balloons, and Love Signs.  I also added some recent releases from Serenity Styles consisting of the Love Gatcha items for the With Love Fair 2015 (2/6-20/15).  Finally, I incorporated Finishing Touches I Heart You Stacked Planter (discounted) and I Heart You Candle Trio (free subscriber gift) that matches perfectly with the I Heart You Retro Living Room collection I previously blogged.  Some other items used in the gazebo are Alouette Cupid’s Arrow (past group gift), What Next Tivona Tree Lanterns, and Free Bird Love Neon Sign (free subscriber gift).  I hope you enjoyed the romantic garden gazebo and have a wonderful passionate Valentine’s Day!

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Aphrodite Shop- Piano & Dessert Table

Aphrodite Shop-Dessert Table #1

Aphrodite Shop-Buffet Table

Aphrodite Shop-Dessert Table #2

Aphrodite Shop-Garden Set

Aphrodite Shop-Garden Set, close -up