Castaway Island…

The Challenge- Castaway July 2015A new round of The Challenge has started with the theme Castaway.  For the July round seven designers have created beachy sun-bleached weathered decor items available at their main stores.  Both Kuro and Shutter Field items are discounted for the month of July.  In the scene above I’m featuring Kuro Easy Breeze shack with 6 single and 10 couple animations on sale for 25% off.  Also on display is Hate This Castaway Campfire with on/off touch for smoke and sound on the campfire, and 17 single and 14 couple poses on the hollow log.  Lastly, Shutter Field has created two releases for the themed monthly shopping event both 30% off during July.  In the foreground of the picture is the Castaway Bed and Lantern with 16 single and 8 couple sits and wearable props.  Completing the Castaway collection is the Outhouse Set featuring a twig makeshift bathroom with toilet paper, shovel and buckets.  There are several other designer who have created pieces for The Challenge, so check out the website and Let’s Get Decorating!

Shutter Field Outhouse Set

Scene:

  • Studio Skye: Tropical Plants, Palm Trees and Sand Dunes
  • Kuro: Easy Breeze (25% off discount duration of the event)
  • Hate This: Castaway Campfire 
  • Shutter Field: Castaway Bed & Outhouse Set (30% off discount during July)
  • Serenity Style: Vintage Swimmers (exclusive for On9 until 7/28)
  • Serenity Style: Bag & Boat Decor (part of the Summer Beach Gacha Collection @ OMG! Oh My Gacha until 7/31)

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Lemonade Summer!

Lemonade Beach HutI’ve been trying to write this blog post for little over a week but real life kept getting in the way.  My plan was to highlight some Trompe Loeil Kiya beach shacks that were available at June Collabor88 and the interiors, unfortunately the new July round of C88 started yesterday.  Since I styled the beach shacks interiors and have photos, I would suggest if you like any previously released items from C88 hop over to the brands main store.  I also wanted to share a few more Perfect Ten discounted items from the July round, available July 1st-15th.

Lemonade Hut- DeckOn the front deck of the Trompe Loeil Kiya beach hut is the adorable Dancing Pineapple from MishMish lounging on the Teebrook’s Cubbyhole Lemonade Summer Adirondack chair with umbrella and tray table, discounted item at Perfect Ten.  Yellow, ocean blue and touches of red is the color palette throughout the summer cabin.  The color trend in 2015 is blue and bridges all seasons with different tonalities.

Lemonade Hut- Flip FlopsEasy living is a necessary for summer fun!  Finishing Touches Potted Beach Sign (Sun & Surf) and LISP Summer Punch Vintage Deck Chairs are the perfect choice for summer days.

Lemonade Inside BarAs we move into the one room cabin, ocean blue/teal and yellow are the dominate colors with a nod to nautical decor with Cheeky Pea Boat Wine Shelf,  Sway’s Ahoy anchor stools (texture change seat), Dreamscapes Art Gallery Ahoy Console Table, Floorplan Spool Bar Table (texture change base) and Hanging Oars.

Lemonade Inside Rowboat ChairOn the other side of the space the seafarers theme continues with the Hearth & Home Old Rowboat Chair (on sale @ Perfect Ten) and Dreamscapes Art Gallery Ahoy captain ship wheel.

Lemonade Inside Whale Coat RackHaving a whale of a good time in the cabana with Sway’s Whale Coatrack and Second Spaces Life’s A Beach Shelf resonates with vibrant blues and greens.

Lemonade Hut- Outside Back Deck FlamingoOn the back deck, Dreamscapes Art Gallery Beach Lounge with fire pit has several fun whimsical summer print.  The Mustard Seed copper flamingo beach welcome sign greets guests.

Lemonade Hut- Outside Back DeckLastly, Tylar’s Treasures Shipshape Coastal Light Collection includes boat seat, table and lighthouse decor with animations (dance, kisses, couple/single sits) 50% off at Perfect Ten.  Completing the scene is Free Bird Beach Towel Rack and LISP Summer Punch Vintage Deck Chairs.  Hope you have a nice summer and enjoy the rays!

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

Taxi to Perfect Ten please…

Taxi to Finishing Touches please…

Birthday Celebration @ The Cookie Jar!

The Cookie Jar 4th Birthday Gifts

The Cookie Jar is turning 4 and celebrating with free group gifts and a yard sale.  The Cookie Jar is a Community of Home and Garden enthusiasts on the Second Life grid set around a shopping village.  With a wide range of merchants offering styles including anything and everything from whimsical, southwest, traditional, shabby chic, to name a few.  Check out The Cookie Jar community, take a stroll in the village setting, and stop back every month for the discount Perfect Ten event.

Picnic Table Gift

In honor of the fourth anniversary, 14 Cookie Jar merchants have place free group gifts in the center of the village ($0L group join fee).  There are also 13 carts place around the village square with discounted furniture, available until June 30, 2015.  Taxi to the Cookie Jar Yard Sale & Gift Event please…

Finishing Touches Gift

Utilizing some free gifts, I styled a garden with porch, picnic area, and garden swing, ideal to enjoy the warm summer days and upcoming USA holiday.  Inside the summer cottage are two fun chill-out zones.  I also added a few of the free gifts from the HomeStuff group ($50L group join fee) and freebies offered at the FabFree Headquarters.  To complete the scene I put my hunt hat on and scored some great gifts including: Whimsical Happenings Picnic Table Condiment Holder (Keep Calm & BBQ Hunt 6/8-6/21), Shabby Tabby Beach Plaques (enMESHed into Summer Hunt 6/15-7/15), and Fairey Angel Creations Music Cleft Bookends (Music Hunt 6/1-6/30).  Hope you enjoyed the summery (mostly free) styling and take some time to explore all the Hidden Gems in SL!

Summer Hang out area

Music Area

Structure: Trompe LoeilGarden Bard Adobe

Garden Decor:

Porch Decor:

Interior Decor (funky):

Interior Decor (music):

Spring has Sprung!

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Spring is here, the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming, now is the time to enjoy outside living.  Finishing Touches newest released is the Gram’s Roses Collection, a Victorian inspired rattan patio set 50% off at The Perfect Ten Event, available until April 15, 2015.  The Gram’s Roses Set includes: white rattan and english rose printed loveseat (40 animations), rattan patio chairs (22 single animations), rattan and glass coffee table, soft green rug, ottoman with drape, standing bird-cage, drink tray, floor plant, and wooden tub with Gram’s roses.  To complete the porch styling, I added Lunar Seasonal Designs Hyacinths Planter (texture change pot, dirt, grass & flower color), also available at Perfect 10 event for 50% off.  The swan planter and rose painted bench is Finishing Touches Victorian Rose collection offered at the main store.

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While on The Cookie Jar sim, take advantage of the Spring Festival Hunt & Cart Sale (March 20- April 10), and pick up Finishing Touches Spring Planting Wagon (**free** hunt item) & Happy Spring Welcome Mat & Wooden Bucket of Daylilies, both part of the cart sale for $10L each.  There are plenty of discounted offerings and freebies from the Cookie Jar merchant, so take some time to walk around the charming sim and enjoy!  Finally, a spring porch wouldn’t be complete without some birdhouses and four-legged friends, both new items from Dreamscapes Art Gallery.

Taxi to The Perfect Ten Event please…

Taxi to Finishing Touches please…