Recreate your first Deco Tag!

Hello Corner Cr

https://flic.kr/p/22i55bZeatures!

I have been thinking about this tag challenge for a week now and I finally got it up and ready! Woohoo! This is my first tag so I am not sure I am doing this right, but I so want to see what other peoples first photo setup was
The challenge is to recreate the first picture you took of a scene you set up in Second Life. You can recreate it using the same items that you used then, if you have them still, or create a completely new scene based on the old one. I chose to do the latter simply because I could not find even half of the items I used for the old one. I also can’t even remember if the building I used is something I got somewhere or one I made myself. But because of the simplicity of it I chose to make the new backdrop from scratch.

Recreating my first Deco old Tag

I think I managed to stay pretty true to my original setup. Having the room divider, a fireplace, candles, rugs, stuff on the wall and a place to sit.
In the video you can see me trying to get some pumpkins into the new setup, but I couldn’t make them look good in there so I dropped them and thought “plants will do”.
Regarding the awful tree stump in the right front of the original set, I do still have it and just – nope. I didn’t even like that one back then but I had it so in it went. I chose the Garden Comfort Chair from CONVAIR in the “Southern Comfort” Deco(c)rate instead. It had a similar organic and out-of-place-inside feel to it. I had a big problem finding this chair though. Could not for the life of me remember which crate it was from so I had to take a field trip to my family’s sim to check the name of it.

Overall I feel like I have achieved about the same look as the scene and am pretty happy with it. I am looking forward to see you guys do the same!

I tag: Jarla , Callie and Alicia

I hope you guys got time to try this!

 

Rules for the challenge:

1. The picture must be the earliest one you’ve got showing you flexing your decorative muscles.
2. You can recreate the picture exactly using the same pieces you used then or like I did use new items positioned similarly to the old one
3. Post both pictures either side by side or separately naming the “Recreating my first Deco new/old”. They can be posted on your blog, Flickr or any other place you use, just leave a link in the comments on this post
4. Tag your friends to do the same

 

❤ from Nea

 

The scene:

CONVAIR Garden Comfort Chair (Southern Comfort Deco(c)rate)
Pewpew! Steel Heater – Black (Frozen Elegance Deco(c)rate)
Soy. Wall art [Sea Echo]
Stockholm&Lima:Boho Black Out Curtain #1
Soy. Potted Pothos [Ssize]
GOOSE – Pallet hangbed (Timeless Romance Deco(c)rate)
floorplan. garden string light metal curve/9
Vagabond – Ophelia’s Room Divider (Animated) (Frozen Elegance Deco(c)rate)
Soy. Potted Ponytail Palm [Lsize]
[DDD] Twinkle Patches – Corner
Soy. One gerbera in cider bottle vase
Soy. One gerbera in beer bottle vase
Soy. pine branch
MudHoney Cozy Corner (Cozy Nights Deco(c)rate)
dust bunny . olivia armoire . grey

 

What I am wearing:

tram G1224 hair Collabor88
Addams // Robyn Crop Top // Maitreya
Blueberry – Pizza Jeans – BlueberryBooty – Maitreya
Tuty Dalila hairbase for Lelutka Blonde&Brown (tattoo layer)
.LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
*YS&YS* Tara Tone 01 Skin Applier – Lelutka BENTO Head
*YS&YS* Tone 01 Body applier v2.0 for Maitreya
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
A R T E – Juvel Eyes [LeLutka]
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding and Anniversary Band
EarthStones Solitaire Necklace – Diamond
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (L)
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (R)
EarthStones Celtic Claddagh Ring (BENTO)
Cae :: Engraved :: Bracelet :: Daughter (L)
~Gold & Silver~Wedding Ring MALE R

[Juju] Lolly Maitreya Group Gift

 

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Sitting Down and Shutting Up!

Sitting down and shutting up

Ages ago I promised you guys another video of how I do my pictures in SL. Well the day that you all have been waiting for has finally arrived! I am sure you all have been sitting on pins and needles waiting for this to happen, or not haha. But anyway I enjoyed setting this scene up and it captured a moment in my RL that happened only minutes before. Please watch it here!

To set the scene for you guys: I am on the floor playing with our dog and my husband is finishing up an article whilst listening to music on our stereo. I am sitting back towards a chair, the speaker right in front of me and I get the full blast of the music: Maria Solheim Behind Closed doors. In those precious few moments there was nothing else but the sensation of the music and the feeling of the floor beneath me. I was living in that moment and it was everything.

It was a rather lovely experience and the second after that moment disappeared I knew I wanted to recreate it in Second Life. I thought it was a nice opportunity to use some of the items I got in the Deco(c)rate as well.

Anyway, I hope you guys like the video and please check out Maria Solheim. She is an amazing singer!

And a special thanks to my husband who helped inspire me with his music. Please check out his work!

 

What I am living the moment in:

Tuty Bruna hairbase for Lelutka Blonde&Brown (tattoo layer)
.LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX
L’Etre – Vero Skin for Lelutka Head [Ivory Tone]
L’Etre – Maitreya Body Appliers [Ivory tone]
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
A R T E – Juvel Eyes [LeLutka]
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding and Anniversary Band
EarthStones Solitaire Necklace – Diamond
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (L)
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (R)
EarthStones Celtic Claddagh Ring (BENTO)
Cae :: Engraved :: Bracelet :: Daughter (L)
~Gold & Silver~Wedding Ring MALE R
-Pixicat- Fall.Sweater – Cream (Maitreya)
Izzies cozy tights in dark brown
[ MUDSKIN ]_Honey Lip LeLutka Applier

 

The scene:

llorisen // wilby pied-a-terre skybox
Serenity Style-Glam Wish Binoculars Case
Serenity Style-Glam Wish Cards
Opassande Books
Kalopsia – Cozy Book Stack
Bazar Arizona-Books clutter
DaD “Vintage rotary phone” c/m V.1.0
steREO COMPONTENS IN STAND
Life of Me – Granny’s Crapola Ashtray – Teal (cig giver)
MudHoney Audrey Sconce – Bronze
Apple Fall Natural Weave Circular Rug – Grey
Soy. Scattered papers
:CP: Champagne Mirror
ARIA – Kingsley Armchair
Apple Fall Books Occasional Table w/ Blanket
Apple Fall Coffee & Muffin
Apple Fall Joanne Crystal Lamp
Pewpew! Leather Pouf – Brown (PG)

House Tour and packing it all up

Hi Corner Creatures!

Packing up Willowdale

Today I got a video for you guys. A few days ago I had to pack up my home at Willowdale Estate due to some unplanned events. I really will miss this place though and moving was a hard choice, but one that had to happen:( Well, I won’t go into the negative here. It is an awesome place with that little extra attention to detail and service. I don’t think I have waited more than two hours in total for a reply after contacting the owner about one issue or another, hehe.

A little about my land: I rented a corner lot with sunset view and a glorious beach, which I removed for winter though, so it won’t make a big appearance in the video. The potential of the land will however. At least I think so, but I decorated it so of course I’d say that, haha. Well, I’ll stop boring you now, please hop on over to Youtube, or check out more of my blog if you just came from there.

Check out Willowdale Estate to see what the fuzz is about: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Theron/54/191/57

 

Don’t remember all the credits to this shot as I forgot to take them:

Scarlet Creative Classy Manor
Framed bowties from Apple Fall
Jewlry and watch cases from Bazar
I think the lamp and jewelry box is from Dust Bunny.
Trees outside are from Studio Skye

My new Favourite Hangout Spot.

My New Hangout spot

Hello Corner Creatures, and thank you so much for all the likes on my previous post!

Today is just a quick little post about me new favourite spot in Second Life, and I found it thanks to Mangrovejane’s Marvellous Mainland series on YouTube. Go check it out! She really has a lovely outlook on the Mainland which many of us old SL’ers had written off as a bad idea.

Well, onto why this became my new favourite hangout spot away from home:
I used to really enjoy hanging out at the Cheeky Tiramisu, but it seems that place is gone, or at least redesigned:/ Really made me sad as I loved going there when I needed some quiet time and to just hang out with my own thoughts in wonderful scenery. They did wonderful seasonal changes too and I have a few pictures on my Flickr from last winter:

Skating @ Cheeky Tiramisu

Anyway, I saw Mangrovejane’s video on this place and it looked so lovely when she was there so I took her up on her suggestion and went out to have a look for myself. I won’t go through everything that is here because she does it so much better than me, and with moving pictures, so I’ll just skip ahead to the part here I say that this spot right here is my new favourite hangout place. From this balcony it is almost a 100 meter drop down to a beach and a lovely view of the ocean. Not to mention the delightful villa this balcony is connected to.

Another thing that I find important to mention is that for me this place is very low lag. I can turn me draw distance up a bit and move around without difficulty. I currently run SL on a laptop with my settings between mid and high. Advanced lighting on, no shadows and minimal water reflections.

Relaxed ❤ from Nea

 

 

The place: Villa Skytop

 

What I am enjoying the place in:

Tuty Bruna hairbase for Lelutka Blonde&Brown (tattoo layer)
.LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX
L’Etre – Isabela Skin for Lelutka Head [Ivory Tone]
L’Etre – Maitreya Body Appliers [Ivory tone]
DOUX – Luna Hairstyle [M] (reds pack)
DOUX – Juniper hairstyle [left bang] [UNRIGGED] (reds pack)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band
EarthStones Solitaire Necklace – Diamond
**RE** Snowflake Earring L (Now as free gift at Fameshed)
**RE** Snowflake Earring R (Now as free gift at Fameshed)
Cae :: Trinket – Naughty/Nice :: Necklace (Long) (Now as free gift at Fameshed)
Blueberry – Cake Leggings – Under Boots – Maitreya (fatpack)
ISON – v neck shoulder sweater -maitreya- (all colors)
TETRA – Lara high boots – Maitreya (fatpack)

Changing Socks err Houses again

Changing Socks err Houses Again

So as the title says I changed my home again. Haha. I honestly thought I was done with that stuff, but oh, no:) I moved back into my beloved Scarlet Creative Venice Palazzo and I feel pretty good about it, I think I needed this.
I decorated it a bit differently from last time too. For the most the rooms serve the same purpose as last time with a few changes. I added a Man Corner. A little nook in the house that is the domain of my hubby. I am wanting to get a proper audio rack with all the trimmings for it, but haven’t found a nice one yet. I like to put parts of our RL into my SL, especially in home decorating since we live on 398 square feet in RL.
Another new addition is a guest bedroom where I previously had a walk in closet. I am really happy about how it turned out too. I feel like houses feel more inviting if there is a room for guests to stay in. I also got to use more of my favourite furniture in there. Yaaay!
True to my style almost all of my furniture has been out non stop since I moved here. I rarely change them up once I’ve found some pieces I love. Although I had to remove everything from my land before setting up this home. I had that dreaded illusive, invisible obstacle. You know the one you can’t highlight and can’t see even if you make alphas visible. I finally found out what is likely causing it though (with the help of my landlady Imagin Illyar). Unlinking mesh structures! Yes, you heard it. Don’t mod your mesh house! Just kidding:) But be ware of this very unfunny thing that can happen.
Sadly the only thing that solves it is to remove everything on your land until you find out what causes it.
So 1250 items later my land was free and I could start setting up my new home. I modded the Venice Palazzo only slightly this time to avoid this mess again just tweaked what is in my opinion must haves. Larger balcony upstairs so I can fit my hanging chair from Bazar and a bigger deck in the back that is now delightfully free floating.

Remember in the last post I mentioned that I didn’t love any of LeLutkas new mesh heads? I lied, I now own Bianca as well. I am hopeless! I rarely love new stuff until it’s been out for a awhile.
And for the first time in my SL I find myself switching between two different mesh heads, Bianca and Simone. At this time I love them both.

Please excuse my rambling, my mind is very erratic these days.

I am feeling a bit better from my depression lately, but I still feel so alone. Do any of you guys struggle with this or anything at all? I’d love to hear about it and maybe we can support each other through it? I am not after a pity party, just to clear that up, I really can’t stand them! But it would be nice to know that I am not alone.

A bit happier ❤ from Nea!

 

 

What I am drinking my sorrows away in:

.LeLutka.Head.Bianca 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Bianca 3.0
Izzie’s – Lelutka – Applier Daphne Eyeshadows
Izzie’s – Lelutka – Applier Daphne Matte Lipsticks Darks 1
Tuty Bruna hairbase for Lelutka Blonde and Brown (tattoo layer)
TRUTH / Elie (group gift August)
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX
L’Etre – Isabela Skin for Lelutka Head [Ivory Tone]
L’Etre – Maitreya Body Appliers [Ivory tone]
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (R)
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (L)
EarthStones Celtic Claddagh Ring (BENTO)
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band (not available)

-Pixicat- Fall.Sweater – Cream (Maitreya)
TETRA – Skinny zip capris – Maitreya (Fatpack)
Meli Imako Retro Pin Up Heels Non rigged Maitreya L&R
Glass of Fremont red wine

 

In this shot:

Scarlet Creative – The Arcade: Venice Palazzo Vinci MC Prefab 1
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Single
Trompe Loeil – Ceres Lamp Post
ARIA – Elah Tufted Soft Bench (Deco(c)rate February)
dust bunny . woodland dreams . pillow ottoman
Bazar Paris – Wine set
Garbaggio // Shoe Clutter Nude
Trompe Loeil – Daphne Garden Chair PG
Trompe Loeil – Daphne Garden Table
Apple Fall Elderflower Cordial
{af} 1st Day of Christmas – Coffee Maker
[DDD] Whispy Forest Tree – B Twinkle
LAQ Decor ~ Coffee Table
Bazar Paris – Books
Bazar Forest – Candle b
dust bunny . woodland dreams . doughnut cake
dust bunny . woodland dreams . fresh rose tea
Apple Fall Sunbleached Setee (Canvas)
Soy. Potted Pothos [Ssize]

“We are going to that party, dear!”

Hello lovelies!

I visited Ultra today and they had anniversary gifts! I didn’t know as I have a lovely place under a rock, but anyway. I picked up the gifts of course and Come soon Poses had this lovely scene the inspired me on the spot! I love it when things do that!

I also treated myself to the fatpack of the Breeanya dress from Blueberry yesterday and what could be better than combining an amazing dress with a cool scene I though. So I went over to my favourite sandbox and rezzed myself a platform high up and got to work.
The scene didn’t come with a car to fix so I supplied my own, this adorable free Isetta from R-Production. This car has been my favourite for years as it is delightfully different, fully customizable via menu and when I got it it came with a fuel system and gasoline pump to refuel. Squee! How cool is that?

The inspiration for this picture is kinda like the TV show “Keeping up Appearances”. If you haven’t seen it, go check it out, it is hillarious 😀 In my picture the car has broken down as this lady and her better half are on their way to a party where she can mingle with the rich and famous and try climbing the social ladder. So eager to get there she busts out the tools to fix the car at any cost.

We are going to that party, dear

I decided to layer two of the Breeanya dresses, the completely transparet one over the opaque one. I have seen other women do this too and I think it makes for a really neat effect. Especially this rose gold colour. Its to die for!
I paired the dress with a new necklace from [Cynful] at Collabor88, some Garbaggio heels, a hair of my own creation and makeup form Alaskametro and L’etre.

Anyway that is just what hit me when I saw the scene and tried the pose. I really like how it turned out.

Biiig long time no see ❤ from Nea

What we are going to the party in:

Blueberry – Breeanya Dress – FP Exclusive Transparent- Maitreya
Blueberry – Breeanya Dress – Opaque – Maitreya
[Cynful] Empress Necklace – Maitreya Lara – at Collabor88
Garbaggio // Strass Pumps (Maitreya) – Nude
DOUX – Hilton Babyhair [Unrigged]
*~*NeA’s*~* French Twist hair – not for sale atm.
alaskametro<3 Extended Pack nail polish – Maitreya Lara HUD
alaskametro<3 “#onfleek” makeup TESTER – Omega appliers
L’Etre – Sarah lipstick [#5]
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX //
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX //
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band (not available atm)
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento – R
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento – L

The scene:

*CS* Need Help Scene
*CS* Need Help – Wrench (WEAR)
R-Production – Isetta

I am in the Garden!

I am in the Garden

Or the greenhouse rather. I have finally gotten around to getting some new plants for my home. I have thought about this since 2013 when I got the ones I previously used. While they were very (read: amazingly) well done in mesh and cost about 10 L$ each they no longer fit my style of decor, so on I went to hunt for greenery.
I didn’t have to look long on Marketplace to find something that caught my interest, A few sets of plants at Soy.. While having some experience with this store I hadn’t visited them inworld, but I am very glad that I now have. They make some amazing stuff and they have a ton of neat group gifts too! Needless to say I am now a proud group member, for free no less! And my house is several items richer in detail. Yaay!

Some SL pampering
Vanity set from Soy. at a previous round of Collabor88. Love it!

I love my new plants and have them in the greenhouse and all rooms of my home in various sizes and quantity. The plats in the set comes in two sizes, small and large. The larger about double the land impact of the small ones. But that is only 6LI at most, so no biggie:)
In the picture you can see two plants from the Soy. Potted Plants Set behind me and the Soy. Super long Hanging Hedera plant to the far right.

I am in the Garden lighter

I am again sporting my TETRA Miaa dress in red this time and a brand new hair from Doux. I really love this style of swept-over-the-shoulder hair that they do, and the lovely Strawberry blond shade that so few stores carry:( Another lovely addition to several of Doux’s newer hairs is the separate baby hairs. These add a lot of character to the hair as well as solving the hairbase alpha glitch that I hate with a passion. So much so that I reached a point with my first hair from this store where I completely stopped wearing it because of the alpha glitch. I know, silly!
Anyway, I like that baby hairs is making it big now, being a proud owner of the dreaded things in RL, hehe.

This is about it for today though, so please have a wonderful weekend in RL and SL.
❤ from Nea!

What I am wearing in the garden:

DOUX – Hilton Babyhair [Unrigged] NEW
DOUX – Hilton Hairstyle [S] NEW
TETRA – Miaa Dress – Maitreya
WC Lace Panties Maitreya hud
CATWA HEAD Lona v2.16
L’Etre – Harper&Kittie eyeshadows Palette (group gift)
Wednesday[+] ~ Gradient Lips Gift (Project Se7en anniversary gift)
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold Ear stud L&R (not available atm)
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold nose stud (not available atm)
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold collar (not available atm)
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX //
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX //
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold bracelet (not available atm)
[P] Pillows, Cinderella Hunt: Bracelette (Cinderella Hunt item)
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band (not available atm)
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento – R
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento – L

What is in my garden:

Apple Fall Macarons in Box
Apple Fall Macarons on Sketchbook
*Hextraordinary* Lotus Candle Holder (Deco(c)rate
Trompe Loeil – Valiano Bistro Table Copper Top A
Trompe Loeil – Valiano Bistro Chair Copper F
Soy. Super long Hanging Hedera
Soy. Potted Pothos [Ssize]
Soy. Potted Ponytail Palm [Ssize]
Botanical – Forest Ruins Tower Ivy 4
[ keke ] old garden greenhouse (Deco(c)rate)

 

In my vanity picture:

Soy. Vanity set – C88 Limited Fatpack
Trompe Loeil – Stringlights With Photos Mirror
dust bunny . braided rug(older gacha)
LAQ Decor ~ Curtains Set1
[INDO] Chest of Drawers – Full Perm 1LI
~Bazar~ Glam-FEMALE closet 04 WHITE
~Bazar~ Glam-FEMALE closet 03 WHITE
~Bazar~ Glam-Jewelry box
LAQ Decor ~ Bedside Table (Right)
[ a i s l i n g ] DarkBrown (fur rug)
Garbaggio // Shoe Clutter Red (older gacha)
Garbaggio // Shoe Clutter Nude (older gacha)

Your Move –

Your move

Finally I got the time to put up a proper scene with Aprils Deco(c)rate! And I had so much fun with it even though it took me all day to set up, photograph, edit and write this thing. Thank you RL!) There was a lot of great items in this months box and sadly not all fit in this picture I started making. But I crammed a lot of my favourites in anyway. The other ones might appear in later posts throughout the month.

The ones that made it into this picture are my absolute favourites! The chess set by Ex Machina and the tree I am sitting under by Chez Moi is by far my top two. Oh, and the stuff from Mad Pea this round was amazing too. I love the “Wrong way” sign, hehe. So neat!

A lot has happened this week and this has forced me to put my blogging a bit on the back burner, but I have gotten around to some fun things: I managed to catch the Live Social Media Discussion with Strawberry Singh on April 11.
It was so much fun to sit in and to learn about how to use social media to establish a blog or vlog. I learned quite a few new things and I will put those in action, starting after the weekend. Thanks again Strawberry!

To round off this scattered-all-around-the-place post I would like to draw attention to this older post of mine and say that I finally won the rare Scarlet Creative Cordelia Chateau at The Arcade! Woohoo! And thanks to the lovely Charlotte Bartlett I got it exchanged for a mod cop version as well. Yay! I have had so much fun putting it up and furnishing it 😀 Not done by far but enough will be done for next weeks posts 😉
I mentioned back then I was not sure if I was gonna live in this Cordelia Chateau or just decorate it for pictures, but I am pretty sure I am staying. The frequent changing of houses the last few months makes me nervous that I am returning to old sins, haha. Let’s hope not! Really! Anyway, can’t wait to show you around my new home after the weekend, I am off fro Easter holiday at my parents cabin for a few glorious days of food, candy, more food, and maybe a movie or two. Wishing you all a happy Easter or weekend.

❤ from Nea

What I am making my move in:

-Pixicat- Thorn.Dress (Maitreya) RARE (older gacha)
-Pixicat- Thorn.Rope (Maitreya) RARE (older gacha)
#EMPIRE – Arcade Dec ’16 – Flats – HUD 3 *Maitreya* (older gacha)
Magika – Honey Whiskey – HUD 01
L’Etre.Les accessoires – Diamond septum (group gift)

CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12
CATWA TEETH Lona [M]
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold Ear stud L&R (not available atm)
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold nose stud (not available atm)
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold collar (not available atm)
L’Etre – Cindy Skin [Pearl Tone] Catwa applier
L’Etre – Maitreya Body Appliers [Pearl tone]
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX // MATERIALS
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX // MATERIALS
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.0
*~*NeA’s*~* Rose Gold bracelet (not available atm)
[P] Pillows, Cinderella Hunt: Bracelette (Cinderella Hunt item)
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band (not available atm)

Where I am making my move:

Brick garden wall with ivy by me (not available)
Flag stones texture on prim by me (not available)
Skye Twisted Tree
Apple Fall Privet Ball (Variegated) (edited)
LAQ Decor ~ Mossy Stonewall
[DDD] Low Poly Tree – Small – D
LAQ Decor ~ Twin Birch (Summer) – Animated
1 Prim Privacy Pine Grouping
Enchanted Woods v2 – 6 (slope)
Trompe Loeil – Ceres Lamp Post
Ex Machina – Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s Inspiration
Wonder Tree (Adult) CHEZ MOI
Pewpew! Floating Umbrella Light – Pink/Purple Preset – (edited)
Vagabond – Alice’s Garden Decor
MadPea All Late Deco Phrase
MadPea Sign – Wrong Way
MadPea Topiary Heart
[ keke ] wonderland gate
*HEXtraordinary* Cheshire Cat
Ex Machina – Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s Inspiration (edited)

Chasing Dreams at the Arcade

Happy end of the weekend everyone, I hope you are all having a great time so far!

I had my whole week fully booked so sitting down to write a blog post is very calming at this point. What time I have had in SL I have spent at the Arcade trying to win the rare in Scarlet Crative’s gacha set, the Cordelia Chateau. I discovered it while I visited the Scarlet Ceative sim and decided that this had to be mine. I am not sure if I’ll use it as a home or just fully decorate it and then moce back into my Venice Palazzo. Gawd I am so posh, moving from palazzos to cheataus and back! I am not even sure what a palazzo really is. I get that it is a big ol’ house but that is about it. I love it though!

Chasing dreams

So, back to my struggles, whenever my tiny store brings in some lindens for me to waste I TP over to the Arcade and try my luck on the Scarlet Creative gacha machine. So far I have gotten a nice collection of various chairs, sofas and other items, but no Chateau. My last try was maybe an hour ago and still no luck. The light gold armchairs do like me though, they always line up when I approach the gacha machine. I must have enough for a large family by now, haha. It is a very nice chair though and one of the of the other reasons I wanted to play the machine. and the sofa, that one is very nice too. I got it in dark, but am hoping for a light one to match the chairs.

It is a strange feeling to spend so many lindens on a gacha machine. As I think I have mentioned earlier I don’t usually play gacha machines that much. If I don’t get the rare in three pulls at most I am outa there. And I only play once if the price is higher than 50L$. I have however found that Scarlet Creative has some kind of spell that she put on her machines that sucks me in and glues me to the machine and it’s content that I can’t reach. She makes such wonderful stuff and have become one of my favourite designers these last years. Oh well, looks like I’ll be waiting for a miracle still. I’ll be sure to let you guys know when the Cordelia Chateau is finally mine. I can see the blog post now: “Do you guys remember that day about ten years ago – ?” Yeah, let’s hope not…
How much and often do you play those gacha machines at the Arcade and what makes you come back for more?

Anyway have a fantastic end of the weekend all. I ❤ you guys 🙂

DOUX – Lorena Hairstyle [M // CATWA]
Blueberry – Cake Leggings Fat Pack – Regular – Maitreya
Blueberry – Jolly Holidays – Gift Mini Sweater – Maitreya
Blueberry – Group Gift – Shoes Slink Flat

Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Armchair Artist MT
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade: Venice Palazzo Vinci MC Prefab 1
Stone Bundle Scene by Felix 3 Prim 15×15 M Size copy-mody (grass only with texture by me
Trompe Loeil – Ceres Lamp Post
LAQ Decor ~ Medium Birch (Summer) – Animated
LAQ Decor ~ Twin Birch (Summer) – Animated
Skye Twisted Tree
Apple Fall Privet Ball (Variegated)
{what next} Cafe Vintage Wall Prints
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Cupboard MT
Bazar Forest – Chandelier
Bazar Crete-Door decoration
Bottle of Fremont red wine

That Feeling…

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…when you crash and all your hard work just slips through your fingers…

Happy weekend guys I think I have written and scrapped about five attempts by now and doing pictures for them has not even happened.
This noon I had a great idea of redoing one of my earlier portraits – “Sunset Bath”. I custom made the pose based on the one I used in that other picture, created a custom windlight, moved the tub with me in it around about a gazillion times, finally landed on a composition, clicked the photography button and – crashed!

Then I took a lunch break. A long one.

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The feeling is not possible to describe and I bet most of you probably have been there. And I know, I should have saved the windlight and the pose, but I was fine tuning the pose until the last minute and forgot. So technically this mess is my fault. Hehe, always fun to admit ones own short comings.
Anyway, after my lunch I didn’t feel like recreating the picture. It was not even an original idea anyway, so maybe this whole misfortune was for the best even.

The main reason I really wanted to make this post is because I once again decided to throw some lindens at Catwa. This time I got Lona in return for my airborne money. And is she pretty! She channels what I want me to be in SL – killer bone structure yet cute as a button. Earlier I just wanted to be killer, but somehow few people ever saw me as anything but cute, haha. That is the compliment that has reigned supreme in my SL. No matter how tough, elegant or classy I thought looked I never managed to channel it into anything but cuteness, so now I am embracing it. Hold on to your insulin guys!

(By the way a sincere thank you to everyone out there who has ever called me cute. I don’t expect you to remember me and I don’t remember half of you, but thank you anyway

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But back to my killer cuteness or cuteness killer (haha, let’s stop there shall we) and why I ended up with Lona of all heads. I did not think I would like her from her pictures or the videos I saw of people reviewing her. She looked way to cutsey even for me and generally not my style. But one thing I have learned over the years is that never go by this first impression. It might be right over 75% of the time but what about those final 25%? Well, Lona is one of those for me. When I tried her on my shape, dressed her in my preferred skin and started tweaking the sliders to optimize her look I found she responded really well to it. It didn’t take me long before she had completely morphed into Nea and I could not wait for my paycheck to arrive so I could justify making her mine! And just before the weekend took off she came home with me. So that is what has had me wanting to blog the whole weekend. I just needed some inspiration for a post that was a little bit better then passable. And here it finally is just as the glorious weekend ends.

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Happy almost end of the weekend with

What I am gritting teeth in:

::Bold & Beauty:: Hair ::  Megan. (L)
MI_Cami Romper with Lace MAITREYA (tinted)
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female R and L V1.3
Slink Dynamic – Addon Nails Stiletto R and L v1.1

In these shots:
Bohemian Wagon (Adult) CHEZ MOI (modded by me) ( Boemian Bliss Deco(c)rate
*HEXtraordinary* Marble Buddha Statue(Boemian Bliss Deco(c)rate
*Hextraordinary* Lotus Candle Holder (Boemian Bliss Deco(c)rate)
*HEXtraordinary* Buddha Incense Burner
.:revival:. boho bed (Boemian Bliss Deco(c)rate)
.:revival:. elegant rug (Frozen Elegance Deco(c)rate)
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade:  Venice Wardrobe Blue MT
*HEXtraordinary* Antique Cherub Lamp (Timeless Romance Deco(c)rate)
Stockholm&Lima:Lover’s Trail-Hers and His (Timeless Romance Deco(c)rate)
Bazar Forest – Pavilion (curtain texture by me)
Bazar Forest – Candle a
Trompe Loeil – Stringlights With Photos Mirror
LAQ Decor ~ Bedside Table (Right)
LAQ Decor ~ Bedside Table (Left)
LAQ Decor ~ Curtains Set1
Soy. One gerbera in beer bottle vase