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!

Gingerbread Lane

Gingerbread Living Room_Candy Cane Framed 2Happy Holidays!  For those of you living in the United States, I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and took advantage of the Black Friday deals.  I noticed that Linden Labs has 12 Days of Savings on the marketplace, so be sure to check them out before December 7th.  Today’s post will kick off the holiday season featuring a number of different events, hunts and deals available on the grid.  If you’re a bargain hunter, then the entire month of December is your dream; pretty much from mid-November till after the New Year there are special annual events like SL Christmas Expo 2015 (12/3-14/15, benefitting Relay for Life of Second Life), hunts such as Peace on Earth 2015 (12/1/15-1/9/16) and store advent calendars (ie: Sway’s Advent 12/1-24/15).  I’ll try my best to spotlight some of these deals with accompany holiday tunes.

HJM Gingerbread Living Room Set FramedMoose Snowglobe FramedUp first, Perfect Ten has open (December 1st -15th) offering 50% off discount from 10 Home & Garden creators.  I just love the Lodge Xmas Living Room log-style set with gingerbread men patterned cushions and matching Christmas Tree by HJM Designs.  The set includes 2 armchairs, 1 sofa, 1 coffee table, 1 end table, decorative holly pillar candle tray, golden angel candle display and gingerbread men painted ornament tree.  On the coffee table, I accessorized with a plate of fresh-baked gingerbread men cookies, hot cocoa, mini winter scene, Park Place Berry and Evergreen Decor and Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine Jar of Winter w/Bow moose snow globe (50% off @ Perfect Ten).

Sway's Darret Stone Fireplace FramedCreating warmth in the room is Sway’s Darret Stone Fireplace, tools and wooden wall planks previously released at The Liaison Collaborative, now available at Sway Land.  Hanging above the fireplace is Wood Works Christmas Holly Wreath from the Let It Snow Hunt (12/1-31/15) and decking out the drapes are Finishing Touches Pine Swag with doves and peace sign for the Peace on Earth Hunt 8 (12/1/15-1/9/16).

Sway's Katya Chaise Lounge (hohoho) FramedFT Peace Wreath (POE 2015 Hunt) FramedOn the right side of the lodge is Sway’s limited Katya Chaise Lounge in hohoho color palette of red, green and brown, available in Adult or PG version for December Mix Event (until 12/31).  Also flanking the right wall is a hutch with Finishing Touches Peace on Earth dove Pine Wreath, Tylar’s Treasures White with Red Snowflake Tree (50% off @ Perfect Ten) and Dreamland Designs Victorian First Noel Candlesticks (free @ GLH X-mas Fair 2015).

Sway's Oron Table & Chairs FramedNo holiday space would be complete without an inviting dining table ready for a feast.  Sway’s Oron Table & Chair is available at Tannenbaum (11/25-12/25) in dark or white wood and has 10 texture options for the table runner.  Also available at Tannenbaum are the matching Oron Flowerpot Candles.  

Aksanka 93 House Forest Camping FramedHidden Gems in Second Life was designed to support and promote smaller emerging SL creators, so I’m very excited to share with you a new home builder I found, EL Houses by Aksanka93.  The A-frame cabin structure I’m using for this blog can be yours for free on the marketplace.  Check out Aksanka93 store for other homes.  In honor of my country holiday lodge blog, please enjoy “Christmas Cookies” my George Strait.

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…