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):

Sugar Shack & Freebies!

FT Crazy Daisies Sugar Shack

The Perfect Ten event has opened with spring themed home decor and landscaping items offered at a discount until May 15, 2015.  Today, I returned back to my design roots and styled an adorable shabby chic porch and garden setting using Finishing Touches Crazy Daisies set available for 50% off.  The Crazy Daisies Set includes a white picnic table and lawn chairs, delicious macaroon cookie tray, potted pink and lime gingham checked daisies, spinning standing daisies, 3 set lanterns (pink, yellow & lime), planter & window boxes, wall decor, trio bird house, rocking chair and side table.  This cute garden collection is the perfect fun springy set to enjoy the whole season.  Plus, if you have a mom in Second Life, I’m sure she would enjoy the delightful sweet treats this Mother’s Day. 🙂

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Oh did you spy a kitty sleeping under an umbrella by the stairs in the corner?  Isn’t she cute, I picked her up at The Perfect Ten event.  The sleeping kitty is from the Lazy Lemonade Gacha  ($35L each) designed by The Mustard Seed.  This is the first time The Mustard Seed has participated in the Perfect Ten event, so if you see Lavinia Godenot, designer and owner of tms online or at the event, be sure to welcome her.  Ms. Godenot is offering a number of spring landscaping items including two 10×10 Summer Garden and Summer Path, Fence Garden (12 texture and flower solo option, shown below), and Lazy Lemonade Porch Set {not shown}, all 50% off.  So run over to the Perfect Ten event and check out all the spring deals!  Taxi please…

FaMESHed Group Gifts (3rd B-Day)

I also wanted to showcase a few free birthday gifts I picked up at FaMESHed 3rd Anniversary event available until May 27, 2015.  Almost every vendor is offering a gift to FaMESHed group member (free to join) in a blue box next to their booth.  Today I’m wearing NYU Scarf Dress, Maxi Gossamer Painted Pansies Bangles (4 texture change), Damselfly Miranda Hair/Hat (Fatpack), Monso My Chain Earings, Fishy Strawberry Fly Glasses, and Zenith Bow Clutch (12 Colors).  After a long day decorating I needed to curl up on the porch, enjoy a cup of Zerkalo Coffee (free gift @ Shiny Shabby till 5/15), play with my kitty and smell the Heart Potted Plants White Daisies (free gift @ FaMESHed).  Hope you enjoyed the spring decor and fashion post.  Don’t forget to run over to the events and get these items before its to late.  Taxi please…

FaMESHed Group Gifts (Close-up)

Spring has Sprung!

Finishing Touches Patio Set close up-fr

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.

Finishing Touches Gram's Patio Set-fr

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…

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: