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):

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Bask in the Glow of Autumn

Autumn Porch Overview Framed

The waning days of autumn are upon us and for Americans, Thanksgiving is 12 days away.  The grocery stores are filling up with families buying turkey and all the fixings, soon the malls will have hurried shoppers busting down the black Friday doors, and before we know it Christmas and the New Year will be here.  Now is the time to slow down, reflect on the past year, be thankful for friends and family, and celebrate your blessings.  Recently, I did just that, after a few unfortunate incidents, I had too much and needed to walk away from Second Life.  I was drained, discouraged, disappointed, and deflated.  This Thanksgiving, I’m grateful to Niki Silverweb, Ayla Zhoy and Morgan Mickalobe who supported and encouraged me to return to SL.  Your kindness, care and friendship mean the world to me.  So this Thanksgiving who are your thankful for?

Side Porch View Framed

My love for virtual interior design was calling out and I wanted to design an autumnal cottage with a large veranda located by a lake with views of apple orchards and snow-capped mountains.  I envisioned Lake Tahoe, CA in the early fall when the weather is wonderful, the air is crisp but not too chilly cold, the nights are still, and the trees are bare with views of clear skies, filled with stars and full moons.   The ivy covered porch is overflowing with cozy spots, delicious delights, unexpected guests, and nods to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Creating a warm, welcoming, inviting place with crackling fire from the hearth is sure to be the area where your guests will relax after the harvest feast!

Front Porch Framed

Hearth Area:

Hearth Area Framed

Close up of Fireplace Framed

Log Bench:

Sway's Log Bench Framed

Wood Bench:

Bench with cat Framed

Twyla’s (the Turkey) Garden:

Turkey Garden Framed

Structure: Heart Homes, Autumn Lovenest II (Exclusive @ Room 69, till 11/20)

  • Trees: Studio Skye, Enchanted Forest & Silver Birch
  • Wishing Well: Finishing Touches, Falling Leaves Well (** Free @ Homestuff Lounge**)

Hearth Area:

Log Bench:

Wood Bench:

Twyla’s (the Turkey) Garden:

Last Minute Halloween Freebies!

Front Door

2 days till Halloween, yikes!  Are you in need of some last-minute Halloween decor?  Hosting a ghostly trick or treat party?  Dying for a festive spread?  Need a spot for the little goblins? Don’t want to spend a ton?  Don’t worry, I styled a trick or trick party skybox for everyone from kiddies to grown-ups filled with freebies, group gifts, hunt items, and giveaway!  I’m sure you will find something to furnish your home in spooky style.  Have fun, best of luck hunting, Happy Halloween, and remember always Let’s Get Decorating! 

Trick or Treat Buffet:

Treat Table

Close up of Treat Table

Witchcraft:

Witchcraft Table Set

Witchcraft cabinet

Autumn Retreat:

Close-up of Autumn Set

Halloween Haven:

golden harvest LR

Kids Party:

Kids Party Area

Close up of Kids Party Area

Candy Table close up

Overview:

Trick or Treat Buffet:

Witchcraft:

Autumn Retreat:

Halloween Haven:

Kids Party:

Homestuff | Tweet Me!

Homestuff Hunt items- Office Bird DecorHappy March!  Happy Early Spring or late Winter!  I know I’m a little late in wishing you all a renewed outlook, but I’m feeling a bit better and slowly returning to blogging.  This morning I looked out my kitchen window to see pops of greens and yellows, heard birds chirping and as I stepped outside, the air was fresh!  What a wonderful feeling, a reawakening.

Early this week, the Megastuff Hunt began.  I will focus on the Homestuff decor.  All information about the Homestuff hunt (including hints and sneak peeks) can be found here: http://homestuff.stuff-sl.com/hunters/.  There are 60 home & garden designers that have created gifts for the Homestuff hunt (most gifts cost $1L).

For my first post featuring Homestuff hunt items, I want to bring my real world experience into the home and capture the feeling of Spring.  Blending palettes of browns, blues and greens with hints of orange created a fresh and lively work space transitioning us into Spring.  Hope you enjoy.  Most items are from the Homestuff Hunt or Homestuff Lounge.

Let’s Get Decorating!

Homestuff Hunt items- Office Overview

Homestuff Hunt items- Office Overview 2

Homestuff Hunt items- Office Desk

Homestuff Hunt items- Office Lounge Area

Homestuff Hunt items- Office His Her Chair

Homestuff Hunt items- Office Chat Time

Featured items on the Homestuff Hunt:

Other Items: