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…

Fourth of July is coming….

Tylar Treasures 4th of July Set full

Have you been to The Cookie Jar Community 4th Anniversary Yard Sale yet?  Hurry up……you have until June 30th to grab 14 birthday gifts from The Cookie Jar merchants and take advance of deep discounts on the 13 carts place around the village region.  Tylar’s Treasures is one of the merchants offering you the Stars & Stripes Forever collection perfect for the upcoming USA 4th of July celebration.  The Stars & Stripes Forever set includes a patriotic bench, blue star chest, decorative oar table lamp, stars & stripes heart topiary, nautical oar wall art, and Americana round rug, available as a set, or sold separately both offered at 50% off.  Tylar’s free cookie jar gift corresponds to the Stars & Stripes Forever collection, so be sure to pick it up when head over to The Cookie Jar Community Yard Sale.

Tylar Treasures 4th of July Set

To complete the patriotic scene I used What Next’s Mayfair Trunk (Old Glory)Second Spaces Pratt Table & DecorFinishing Touches Wooden Stars and Twig Wreath White (Star Studded).  You can’t have a 4th of July party without some sweet treats and Aphrodite Shop’s Patriotic Sweets Dispenser and 4th of July Puddings Platter (part of the 4th of July dessert pack) is perfect for the occasion.  Hope you enjoyed my salute to America and hop over to The Cookie Jar to grab Tylar’s Treasures star-spangled deals.

Taxi to The Cookie Jar Community Yard Sale please…

Tylar Treasures 4th of July Set food table

Freedom, Fireworks & Fun!

 Happy 4th of July!  

 Butterfly N' Lace, Shawna dress- MP          Chop Zuey Spangles Outfit

In honor of USA birthday, I wanted to bring you some freebie goodies and groups gifts for all your SL holiday celebrations.  I love this holiday, it’s BBQ, family/friends, the Capital Fireworks, the Boston Pops and me singing patriotic songs way too loud.  It’s remembering our forefathers and their steadfast belief in freedom for our country.  And, let’s not forget the fireworks.

Bikinis & Sun dresses

DeviousMinds, Stars Heels & ParkinsonsTop Row Postcards

Block One (clockwise)

Block Two

UPDATE: New 4th of July gifts were added by Belle of Chop Zuey for members and non-members. Lillou Design also has a 4th of July gift dress for members.  

Chop Zuey Member Gift:

Spangles Ring

Chop Zuey Non- Member Gifts: (free for all)

Always True Bangles Always True Earrings

Lillou’s Design: (Group gift)

Lillou's Design

MORE UPDATE: As the Day goes on, I keep finding more freebies, group gifts and discounted items to celebrate this special day.

Bliss Couture: 35L

Bliss -4th Hat (35l)

Bliss: 89L

Bliss-4th Dress (89l)

B!asta: Free for all

B!asta- One Nation (free)

Kimber Carter (Total Style): Bikini & Nails -100L

Kimber Carter Bikini & nails (100l)

Finesmith is having a 50% sale today and the group join fee is 0L: (free group gift)

Finesmith Gift

Ghee has a cute one-piece swimsuit for group members: Wearing Finesmith July4th free Bangles & ring.

Ghee swim suit & finesmith bangles

NYC Sim is having a 75% sim wide sale and a fireworks show at 9PM slt.

Happy President’s Day!

In honor of the USA holiday, Ali & Ali Hair is having a 50L sale on 45 hair styles for men and women in Red, White or Blue for the week of February 17-23, 2012.  Also, a Flower Tresure hunt is being offered at the main store. You need to collect 12 hidden flowers in your basket to received a prize.  And, on the SL marketplace there are male and female hair styles priced at 0L. So if you like Ali & Ali hair and good deals, these are specials you need to check out. Go Now!

President Day specials, Raina & Serafine in Brightwhite for 50L.

A&A Raina Hair in White

A&A Serafina hair in white

Flower Treasure Hunt items, Kaynes & Cookie in Dark Rose for 0L.

A&A Kaynes hair, flower hunt itemA&A Cookie hair, flower hunt item

Marketplace promotion, Ludvika in Darkbrown & Collen in Raspberry for 0L.

A&A Ludvika hair in Darkbrown

A&A Collen hair in Raspberry

Finesmith Valentine Hunt

Finesmith Jewelry is having a Valentine hunt until the end of the month, February 28, 2013. There are 16 hidden hearts priced from 0L to 100L.  Personally, I like to preview the hunt items before I spend my time and money hunting for them.  So, below I have taken snapshots of each collection to give you a better idea of the gifts.

First up and my favorite, the Love Nugget set includes red hearts and flowers necklace (heart #5), matching corsage bracelet (heart #9), ring (heart #9) and stud rose earrings (heart #1).  I am wearing Truth January hair in Chocberry.

Love Nugget Set

Next, is the Heartfelt collection: necklace (heart #14), stacked bangles (heart #8) and drop earrings (heart #4).  Three color options are include in each piece, silver with red stone, gold with black stone and black with purple. I paired this set with Truth Hollana hair special priced for 88L at Collabor88.  I had never been to Collabor88 but when I received a notice from Truth Hair that one of their styles were priced so low, I run and purchased this hair in a number of colors. Normally, Truth hair in 250L, so this is a super steal for an adorable hair. I purchased a few other items at Collabor88 and will post an article shortly.

Heartfelt Set

Warning: when wearing the Valentine necklace (heart #16) there is no denying your true feelings. This large display of affection comes in oxidized, copper (worn), gold & silver.

Valentine Heart Necklace

Drops of gold and regal flair will be yours when wearing the next collection, Dark Love. This collection also comes in matte silver and black. I paired the necklace (heart # 11), chandelier earrings (heart # 7), and tiara (heart # 15) with the Touch of Love in Gold Ruby ring (heart #2) and Love Spell hair sticks in Gold (heart # 6). Dark Love Set

And, finally an avant garde costume collection, Hot Red. The necklace (heart # 10), earrings (heart # 13), bracelet (heart # 3) and crown (heart #12) have large shaped hearts falling off of thin silver cords. Hot Red setI also wanted to show you a few group gifts and specials I picked up when I was hunting at Finesmith. The first photo is the Valentine group gift, Love Angel in Gold with fab wing details and a very cool bracelet. Membership for Finesmith is 365L.  Next, is another group gift the Mixed Copper Necklace.  And, finally a 55 Thursday special, Love Doesn’t Grow collection.  I fell in love with this artist branch necklace and wish Yula would make more piece like this one. Please note the necklace is called Love is In the Details and the earrings are Love Doesn’t Grow on Tree, although there are corresponding necklaces and earrings they are not on sale. I splurged and purchased the Love Doesn’t Grow Bracelet pictured below. The background was The Cold Winter Night hunt item from Katink with 10 textures for 10L. Most of the poses are from WetCat’s Carmen set.

Valentine Group Gift, Love Angel

Mixed Copper-Group Gift

Love Doesn't grow on tree- 55 thursday

Love Doesn't Grow w:bracelet