Make You Feel My Love

Happy February!  My cousin Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Thursday and forecasted six more weeks of Winter.  How is Phil my cousin you ask?  Well, I’m born on groundhog day and I figure any dude that only appears once a year and sleeps the rest is a kindred spirit… (now you know why styling bedrooms is my fav).  This birthday was very different from any other because my mom was not feeling well enough to partake and I went out to dinner with a dear girlfriend. We had a wonderful time and I got to laugh, act silly and just relax for a moment.  As we painted the town red, Valentine’s Day theme permeated the air.  With 10 days till cupid’s arrow hits you, I have a number of events, gifts and freebies to highlight in today’s blog.valentines-day-red-purple-passionFirst up, the Perfect Ten event runs from 2/1/17-2/15/17 and I’m so happy to be back blogging for The Cookie Jar merchants.  It’s been an ongoing partnership since 2014 and as always the two-week event spotlights 10 home & garden designers with exclusive items half price or less. Above, I used HJM Designs Heart Decor Hanger on the windows, Adorably Strange Wares Flora Amour Ladder Decor & Hipster Celebration Table (3 tier cake on milk can), and Lunar Seasonal Designs Heart Jar of Lights & Shabby Chic Wooden Heart Marquee Sign.  The jar of hearts is menu driven with the option to change the texture of the jar, ribbon, color of lights/hearts and glow level.  The wooden heart marquee is super cool with the ability to change the text to spell up to three lines 8 letters each and change the color of everything.love-me-love-me-not-huntI also used HJM Designs Love Heart Decoration (large red heart with rose on right wall), Tool Shed Tubey Heart Decor on windows and Park Place Home Decor The Two of Us purple floor rug and pillows, all items on the Love Me…Love Me Not hunt until 2/28/17.  To finish off the styling, I used Sway’s Ahara Wicker Chairs and Button Floor Lamps (past FLF), Half Deer Fairylight Balloons and What Next Amelie Tall Chest of Drawers, both Fifty Linden Friday items for 2/3.  Lastly, you can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day without chocolate; StoraxTree has a nice red heart box for free on the Where’s Cupid Hunt available until 2/14/17.love-me-love-me-not-hunt-go-frock-yourself-nailsAnd ladies, while shopping for Valentine’s Day decor, don’t forget to style a little something for you too!  Glory’s looking a bit sexy this morning wearing Wicked Jennifer Blouse with Bra, Georg Bellic Design Loves me Skirt Black Big Hearts {both top and skirt fit classic and mesh avi’s} and Go Frock Yourself Heart Balloon Slink nails, all on the Love Me…Love Me Not Hunt (till 2/18).  Her hair is Clawtooth Up and Away and Reign Pattern Pumps for mesh appliers (both 2/3 FLF).  Last but not least, Chop Zuey is offering the Love Knot set for the Fabulously Free in SL group (free to join), so now you’re ready for Amore!

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Join Hands for Nepal Event

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The time is now for the Second Life community to Join Hands for Nepal and help the survivors of the devastating April 25, 2015 earthquake.  At 11:56 NST a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck in the village of Barpark, Gorkha district, the worst natural disaster to occur in Nepal since 1934.  More than 8,000 people were killed and 19,000 injured.  The quake was felt in adjoining areas of India, China and Bangladesh, triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest (killing 19) and in Langtang valley (250 missing).  Aftershocks continue to rock the region, with one reaching 6.7 magnitude on April 26, 2015.  A second major earthquake hit a few days ago, on May 12, a 7.3 magnitude with an epicenter near the Chinese border between the captial of Kathmandu and Mt. Everest (80 killed and 2,000 injured).

Valsnia and Ruby Ornamental, Second Life top models and bloggers have come together to organize Join Hands for Nepal charity event benefitting Fashion for Food SL from May 13-16, 2015.  During the four-day event more than 40 designers have created exclusive event items with all the proceeds of the sale benefitting Fashion for Food SL.

Taxi to Join Hands for Nepal Charity Event please….

Event schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, May 13th, 2015, 14:00 SLT: Fashion Showcase by SCALA™ Models
  • Wednesday, May 13th through Saturday May 16th 2015: outfits and jewelry from the participating designers on sale throughout the region, with all proceeds going to the WFP
  • Thursday, May 14th, 2015, 12:00 noon SLT: DJ Bonie Facio
  • Saturday, May 16th, 2015, 14:00 SLT: closing party with SCALA™ DJ – Seashell Dench

16772561624_273d032536_oFashion for Food SL is aimed at raising money which can be put towards the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), which is focusing its efforts on bringing assistance and relief to the outlying regions of Nepal, allowing the government to coordinate efforts along the Kathmandu Valley.  The WFP estimating US $116.5 million is required to provide food for 1.4 million people for a period of three months – that’s US $27 per person per month.

Join Hands is largely organized by the Indian community in SL to support their neighbouring Nepal, with the event region being sponsored by Indian Paradise. The region has been designed to recreate an environment which has been shattered and an earthquake, offering something of a glimpse of the devastation wrought in Nepal.  The fashion show and events area are located towards the centre of the region, while paths winding around the region take visitors past the vendor boards which will be available throughout the fours days of the event.  Note that if you would prefer to donate to the WFP’s work directly, you can do so via their Nepal relief work page.

1st Photo:

  • Dress: Me Sew Sexy, Black Lace Cocktail Dress (exclusive @ Join Hands event)
  • Jewelry: Chop Zuey, Patience Texture Change Set (Group Gift May 2015)
  • Hair: Due, Pia
  • Pose: Vestige Poses, Natulous 1 (exclusive @ Join Hands event)

Join Hands for Nepal - MSS Seafoam Dress & Wht Shoes (fr)

2nd Photo:

  • Dress: Me Sew Sexy, Seafoam Satin Dress (exclusive @ Join Hands event)
  • Shoes: Me Sew Sexy, Miranda White Heels Slink High (exclusive @ Join Hands event)
  • Hair: Wasabi Pills, Irene Sorbet (FaMESHed 3rd Anniversary gift)
  • Bangles: Maxi GossamerPainted Pansies (FaMESHed 3rd Anniversary gift)
  • Earrings: CandyDoll, Lilly (The Chapter Four 2nd Birthday gift)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

Serendipity Designs | Winterberry LR Snowed

Serendipity Designs | Winterberry Christmas Tree Snowed

Sorry for the delay in blog post, I had to leave town on a last-minute assignments.  You see, my friend, the jolly fella I mentioned before needed a little help up north and was so kind to invite me to stay with him & Misses.  It was great to sleep in a warm cozy bed this year, last year I was in the village with the elves and boy did my feet get cold!  The master of the house welcomed me into his rustic charming living room designed with oversized log style armchairs, sofa, granite coffee table, braided rug with gingerbread men print, and Country Christmas Tree.  Santa shared with me that he used the Winterberry Living Room Collection by Serendipity Designs.  He knows that I’ve blogged for Kyra Ishtari of Serendipity a number of times before and Santa wanted to refresh his space into a mountain country lodge.  I know Ms. Ishtari personally and she will be so happy that Santa and the Misses used her designs this holiday season.  I also know that Kyra likes to live large in Second Life, so please be advised that Serendipity Designs furniture is not modifiable, however she is happy to resize your items if requested.  The Winterberry Collection can be purchased as a set or separately in-world or on the marketplace (PG & Adult version available).  The complete Winterberry Living Room set includes:

  • Burgundy Red Log Style Sofa & Armchairs
  • Granite Log Style Coffee Table & End Tables
  • Log Style Wall Shelf with Accessories
  • Candle Light Lamps with Blanket Stitch Detailing
  • Braided Gingerbread Rug
  • River Rock Fireplace
  • Wall Decor: Silent Night Love Birds, Wooden Wall Tree & Quilt Wall Plaque
  • Decorative Accessories: Winterberry Candles, Sleigh, Winterberry Green Wreath, Sleeping Kitty in Basket & Santa Moose Head with Wreath
  • Country Christmas Tree with love bird ornaments and flying Santa sleigh which plays “Sleigh Ride”

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When I arrived the Misses was admiring my cute Red & Black Houndstooth Coat by Ruby and Gold and Diamond Hearts of Hope jewelry set by Chop Zuey.  I told her that both items were free gift from the KittyCats Advent Calendar, available for everyone.  Of course, not one to pass up a good deal, we hopped in her sleigh and went shopping!  Hope you enjoyed the rustic Christmas decor, the next post will showcase more of Santa’s house and get a sneak peek into his workshop.

Kitty Cats Advent Calendar | Ruby Coat & Chop Zuey Snowed

Let There be Peace on Earth

POE7 Hunt | Circa Living & Flowerdreams Framed

Are you ready for another POE Hunt preview?  Yes, oh good!  Today, I designed a pastel snowflake themed alcove in quintessential shades of winter.  I wanted to showcase a non-denominational holiday decor in a non-traditional color palette.  To create my secluded slice of wintertime, I used a collection of freebies from the Peace on Earth Hunt (12/1/14-1/6/15) and one from the Christmas Cookie Hunt (12/1-23).  Snuggled between a snow-dusted window and burl-wood paneled walls, Circa Living Winter Peace Set (console table, blue chair & twig wreath) grounded the space, while Domus shingles wood tree, Zen’s Creations Peace on Earth Art, assorted lanterns and candles produced a warm and cozy feeling.  Binding the pale and muted tone nook together is Sickly Sweet Small Christmas Tree (gift on Christmas Cookie Hunt) with pink and blue mini ornaments.  Now the recess has a soft feminine mood ideal to watch snowflakes from the window or unwind.

POE& Hunt | Flowerdreams Gown Framed

Keeping with the soft rose, pink and blue hues of the cranny, I slipped on Flowerdreams Felicia, an elegant rose sequined windowpane skirt and shimmer tulle layer gown.  I paired the Felicia gown with Chop Zuey Glorianna, a soft blue Kalahair diamond in white gold set comprise of a necklace, bracelet and ring.  I also thought the Cotton Candy Collection, pink sapphire and diamond necklace, bracelet, earrings, and ring from DDM Designs would match nicely with the Flowerdreams gown.  These are wonderful prizes, I highly suggest you get hunting and start decorating.  Good luck!

POE7 Hunt | Chop Zuey Set Framed

POE& Hunt | DDM Designs Framed

Victorian Romance

POE7 Hunt | Paris Metro (headshot) FR

The 7th Annual Peace on Earth Hunt is just a few days away and I’m very excited to be selected as an official blogger for my favorite hunt!  Most of my loyal readers know I love hunts and can’t pass up a bargain, but what they don’t know is I got hooked on Second Life because of the POE hunt all the way back in 2009.  My dear friend Niki was constantly asking me to join her on her virtual journey but I was skeptical, super busy with work and if I had free time I just wanted to sleep.  One day she said help me find the POE hunt object (a world globe, pictured below), then showed me the magic of the virtual reality platform.  A few years passed but I finally returned to SL in the summer of 2012 and every December 1, I hunt for the great gifts offered on the POE hunt.  Last years selection was super, I used most of the items to furnish our home and can’t wait to showcase the goodies this year.  The Peace on Earth Hunt runs from December 1, 2014 to January 6, 2015 with over 100+ stores offering everything for ladies, gents and home enthusiasts.  To kick-off the POE hunt spotlight, I return to the lovely world of SL fashion with a regal elegant enchanting Poinsettia printed gown by Paris Metro Couture.  The Holiday Memories gown has a flowy skirt, lovely abstract floral pattern and nods to Victorian charm making it the perfect garment to wear to formal events and holiday gatherings.  I paired the gown with Chop Zuey Betty 2.0 Set, with texture change gems and metal options for the earrings, necklace and bracelet…..ohhhh! I forgot to mention it’s free as well (non-member gift in-world).  So this year arrive to your holiday parties in a coach-driven carriage wearing a beautiful ensemble that didn’t cost you a dime.  More money to spend on furniture!  Good luck on the Peace on Earth Hunt, all info can be found here!

POE7 Hunt | Paris Metro Gown FR

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