Goodnight Sweetheart!

Goodnight Bedroom w:closet (H&G Expo 2016)Today, I have more exclusive 100% donation items from the SL Home & Garden Expo 2016 and we continue our tour of the Cloverleaf bungalow by Galland Homes.  The modern girly bedroom just might be my favorite out of all of them because it’s style after my real life space.  Two primary colors of white and rose quartz dominate the room with three separate areas; a mini office complete with desk, a dressing area and sleeping quarters.  The oversized glamorous white leather tufted bed beckons you to dream about shoes!  The Boudoir Lit in Vanilla by Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine is a 100% donation item at the Expo running from February 14 to March 6, 2016.  Suspended above the bed is Kaya’s Candle and Caged Chandelier.  Another exclusive donation creation is the Vintage Valentine Lace Top Wallpaper pack in seven styles from Irrie’s Dollhouse (both Hope 6).

Goodnight Bedroom (H&G Expo 2016)One underlining theme in the bedroom is birdcages, at first when I saw the spread I was going to call the post Birdcage Boudoir :-)!  If this was a contest, The Mustard Seed (Hope 6) would win for best use of floral display and variety.  From wall mounted cages overflowing with tulips and tied bows, to standing floor units with pretty pinky bird {pic below}, to crystal chandelier tabletop all in pink, Spring has arrived.  The Demi Table and Birdcage Floor Planter are the two 100% donation items, and there is a gacha machine filled with other colored floor stand & tabletop crystal chandelier with 50% of the proceeds donated to Relay of Life of Second Life.

Chic Building- Side Table (H&G Expo 2016)The Mustard Seed- Side Table (H&G Expo 2016)Displayed on The Mustard Seed Demi Tables used as bedside tables are more exclusive donation creations along with Fly with Me figurines by Chic Buildings (Hope 6).  Hope Blocks from Magnum Opus (Hope 1) are on the Expo Hunt for $10L.  Also displayed is Shabby Tabby (Hope 8) bucket of bright roses, paper flowers wall art and some framed brand logos I used in the bedroom.  What Next Amelia Bookcase and Desk flank the fireplace.

Bedroom Desk & Fireplace (H&G Expo 2016)As we move from the sleeping quarters to the office, La Galleria gorgeous White Column Fireplace sets the tone and creates warmth in the bedroom.  Displayed on the mantel is Daydreamers Love Letters sign re-textured (Hope 7) and The Mustard Seed Pink Camellia Vase {part of the Bird Cage Floor Planter set}.  Hanging above the fireplace is Spargel & Shines Homes Bocas Belle Mirror (Hope 1).

Bedroom Desk (H&G Expo 2016)Close-up Bedroom Desk (H&G Expo 2016)The office area is decked out with sweet treats Frosty Chockberry Cake & Freesia Dessert Plate from BeYou World and Irrie’s Dollhouse Home Picture Frame filled with more expo exhibitor logos used in the bedroom and landscape (all items listed are 100% donation and located on Hope 6).

Bedroom Dressing Area (H&G Expo 2016)Finally, we move into my favorite part of the room, the dressing area complete with a well-organized Glam Closet from Bazar (100% donation item-Hope 8).  The closet is available in white or wood and male/female versions.  It can also be used as individual pieces or a unit to fit your needs.  On top of the closet unit I placed What Next storage boxes (metallic & colors version) previously released at January round of Collabor88, now available at the main What Next store.  Lastly, probably my fave item so far is Bazar round dusty rose tufted Glam Ottoman.  Guarding the dressing area is Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine golden birdcage with hydrangea and blue Parakeet (loved her so much I named her Tweety bird).  Hope you enjoyed the modern girly bedroom and take some time to check out all the exhibitors at the Expo!

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The Hands of Time!

Finishing Touches_Hands of TimeI wasn’t going to do Halloween this year because I over did it last year with a week-long sim open house and multiple blog posts, however that all changed when I saw Finishing Touches eerie skeleton leg table and adorable gothic Halloween Cupcake Treats.  The Halloween Cupcake Treats are a three-tiered cupcake stand with three varieties including hot pink frosting with dark chocolate spiderweb, pink vanilla milk chocolate spider with licorice spider legs and jolly skull-eyes.  The decorative treats inspired a stylized gothic black & white Tim Burton-ish living space complete with clock filled room, covered sheet chairs and spirits from beyond.  Pop over to Finishing Touches and delve into the deliciously decadent gothic Halloween delights!

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Structure: Scarlet Creative, Burtonesque House 1 (Collabor88)

  • [ht:home]: Covered Furniture Set (chairs, table, ottoman, lamp–released for The Challenge Sept Round, Fabric)
  • Finishing Touches: Cupcake, Skeleton Leg Table Short, Stacked Mono Pumpkins in Bell Jar, Button Quilt Hassock
  • Deathrowdesign: MM Frames1 (past Sept 2015 Arcade item), Burtonesque Clocks (Collabor88)
  • Park Place Home Design: Halloween Floor Candelabra (The Halloween Faire)
  • Shabby Tabby: Victorian Pumpkin Birdcage ($10L Antique Grid Hunt)

Passport to Style: Key West

Perfect Ten, Tylar's Treasure Key West Living Room Full

Happy Sunday!  According to the calendar, summer doesn’t end until September 23rd, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy!  Grab your overnight bag, sunscreen and passport, we’re headed to Key West, Florida (USA).  Key West is the southernmost city in the Continental United States, located 129 miles southwest of Miami, Florida, and 106 miles north-northeast of Havana, Cuba.  Cuba, at its closest point, is 94 miles south.  Key West is a small seaport city, total area 7.4 square miles and on the dividing line between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.  It was also a hideaway for authors Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams.  Key West is divided into four distinct areas: Old Town, Casa Marina, Mid-Town and New Town.  With a tropical climate, similar to the Caribbean islands, the bright-colored historic homes (1886-1912) dotting Old Town called conch are wood-framed one or two-story structures built on foundation piers above the ground, with metal roofs, horizontal wood siding, and covered porches, attributed to immigrants from the Bahamas.

Perfect Ten, Tylar's Treasure Key West Living Room Mid Bright

Some Key West design elements are bright colors, clean lines and minimal clutter with the focus on bringing the outdoors in as much as possible through the inclusion of large windows with minimal coverage and vibrant color selections that mimic the sand, sun and sea.  It’s typical to see white furnishings with pops of bright-colored pillows or throws, louver shutters, natural fabrics, coastal art and accessories such as seashells, sailboats or sailfish in this laid-back tropical seaside oasis.

Perfect Ten, Tylar's Treasure Key West Living Room Close

Tylar’s Treasures newest release Key West Collection at Perfect Ten is a tropical inspired living room collection, available for 50% off from September 1-15 (it’s out early).  The collection includes aqua blue, lime green and crisp white animated rowboat chair and love seat, table lamps with sailboat decal, painted white coffee table and end table, paisley vase with lime twigs, turquoise bowl with floral, sailboat wall art and ceiling fan.  To complete the styling, I incorporated nautical oars, jars filled with sand and shells, seashell art, potted palms, turquoise candle tray, shell rug, bench with aqua toss pillows, captain lanterns and Sway’s mason jar beach vignette with palm tree and animated bird & fish (@Fantasy Gacha Carnival 8/12-9/12).   Tylar’s motto for laid back lifestyle printed on the pillows is “Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses,” so when transforming your home with the Florida Keys look use a vibrant color palette and remember “All you need is LOVE and the BEACH!”

Taxi to Perfect Ten event please…

Sway's Jar World Beach

Structure: Scarlet CreativePetite Cabine

  • Tylar’s Treasure, Key West Collection (Rowboat chair, couch, 2 tables, 2 lamps, wall art, 2 vases & fan) 50% off @ Perfect Ten (9/1-9/15)
  • Circa LivingCyprus Escape Set (Mediterranean Mix: Bench, Table with flower display & trio shell art)
  • Second Spaces, Riviera Pillows & Riviera Candles Teal
  • Floorplan, Captain’s Desk Lantern (Ocean) & Coastal Sideboard
  • StoraxTree, Summer Sun Potted Plant A (***FREE*** Group Gift)
  • Sway’s, Jar World (Beach) @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (8/12-9/12)
  • Shabby Tabby, Beachy Plaques
  • La Galleria, Seashell Aqua Rug & Seashells on Stands
  • Studio Skye, Palm Trees & Sand Dunes

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

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Interior Decor (funky):

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Where Dreams are Made!

Garden Playhouse

When I was a young girl, my Mom converted her glass greenhouse into a garden playhouse for me.  Nestled among the roses and butterfly bushes, I had this magical dreamy world all my own where I could play dress-up, draw, read, or just hang out with my friends.  It was the best! Somehow all my dollies, stuffies and cookie tins ended up under the sofa.  My great-aunt’s old furniture would be repurposed after some sanding and a new coat of paint. Looking back now, I can see my love for shabby chic was forged in my little playhouse. Decorating for children always allows for a playful, whimsical side of my personality to shine. I wanted to create a tribute to a my childhood playhouse using exclusive items from SL Home & Garden Expo 2014 from Persnickity, Thaino Designs, Dreamscapes Art Gallery*, Serenity Styles (gacha), Shabby Tabby*, Dekute Dekore* (part of the Story Time set), NACH*, R(S)W Home & Garden, La Vieux Carre, and EDD Homes & Garden.  You can easily use the items in a child’s bedroom, study, reading nook, or a grown up living space.  Rethinking the Persnickity garden shed as an additional living space will guarantee to add interest to your homestead, spark creativity and conversation.  Happy shopping!

The 7th Annual Home & Garden Expo 2014 opened Tuesday, September 16 and will run until September 28, 2014, featuring over 80 creators on 9 sims.  Home and Garden Expo (HGE) raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL).  Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, and RFL of SL is one of its virtual counterparts. You can get more information about RFL of SL here: http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/.

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* = Donation items

Structure: Persnickity, Garden Shed

Garden Decor

  • Persnickity (Sim 3): Tree Tunnel & Dripping Faucet with Pink Roses
  • EED Home & Garden (Sim 2)Hanging Basket

Inside Decor

  • Thaino Designs (Sim 1): Old Shabby Patch Sofa
  • La Vieux Carre (Sim 8): Hey Yall Wall Sign
  • NACH (Sim 1): Inspirational Words Decal*Monster Storytime Cushion (Green, Classic Hunt item)
  • Dreamscapes Art Gallery (Sim 4): Bookworm Shelf & Chair*
  • R(S)W HOme & Garden (Sim 6)Cookie Tin (Picturebook), Votive Candle in Glass CupDragonfly DragonButterfly Shadow Box
  • Shabby Tabby (Sim 8)Chalky LightsStory Time Bookshelf
  • Dekute Dekore (Sim 4): Stacked Books Lamp (Pastels, part of the RFL Story Time Set)
  • Serenity Styles (Sim 3)The Vain Little Mouse Pink (gacha)