Recreate your first Deco Tag!

Hello Corner Creatures

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)

Deco(c)rate “Cozy Nights”

Deco(c)rate Cozy Nights

 

Hello Corner Creatures ❤

Today I am back with a Deco(c)rate review. I know it has been a long time since the last one and there are several reasons for that. One is that I simply didn’t feel like many of the past crates was to my taste. It didn’t make sense to me to blog about them when I didn’t really feel like the items in them were “me”. This blog is after all about the shineys I love.
So with that out of the way I can get around to mention some of the favourite things in this months Deco(c)rate.

The November Deco(c)rate is called “Cozy Nights” and is the first anniversary Crate. Yaay for MadPea for sticking with this subscription box for so long! If you preordered this crate you would also get a scratch card where you can win loads of neat prizes. I wasn’t lucky enough to win anything this time though, but I really wasn’t that bothered. Actually the first thing I thought when reading what the prizes were was: “Oh, no! But I already pre-ordered my December Crate!” Hehe, yeah, you can win a Deco(c)rate if you are lucky:) And several other awesome prizes!

Well, onto the actual review, finally, haha. This months theme was “Cozy Nights” and although I didnt get many of the tings I wished for I still got a load of nifty things and several that I felt my home needed. Let’s start with the one front and center, the lovely Sari-Sari – Cozy Pillow Stack. This stack of pilows may not look like much, but it comes with a bento pose for holding that pillow tight. There is also an extra pillow to hold while you stand and a candle. The candle also is bento animated and it looks so awesome when you hold it! I adore how creators are using bento in their furniture.

Speaking of bento brings me right on to the next favourite which is this “Cozy stool” in linen from .:revival:. It is really a part of a bigger set, but these stools were my absolute favourites. The other one is in canvas.
The stools come with male and female naimations and a sequence option which makes your sitting very realistic. You move around, fold your fingers around your knee, inspect your nails, looks around the room, stretches, the list goes on and as far as I can tell these animations are bento. Yaaay! I can just see the avalanche of new animations being created in the near future to make the most of our new bento hands and expressions!

The third favourite of mine, one that I really needed, is the “Cozy Corner” from MudHoney.
It is a nice messy pile of blankets and pillows that fits neatly in a corner of my living room. I was actually counting on this Crate to bring me what I needed to finish furnishing my new home which has a rather large and lofty living room.
This Cozy Corner has a lot of animations for both males, females and couples. Perfect now that I have someone to couples pose with, hehe.

Lastly I took a few of the items from the sets of Serenity Style, Mesh India, and Kalopsia. The one from Serenity Style is the adorable blanket basket, I really liked that the creators kept the colours pretty neautral so different sets could be easily combined. The items from Kalopsia and Mesh India are the pictures on the floor and the plant in front of the window.

I am so happy with this crate and there were so many things I would like to put put, like the Sauna from Chez Moi. That one would really be nice to have on my land. I just need to settle from my last major redecorating, hehe. Completely redid my land – again. Hehe, I love it though.

 

Cozy ❤ from Nea

 

What I am feeling cozy in.

TETRA – Off-shoulder tight top – Maitreya fatpack
NYU – Ruffle Shorts, Waffles (Maitreya) (Fifty Linden Friday 10.11.2017)
REIGN.- Arianna Sneakers (Maitreya-High) Tippies (Fifty Linden Friday 10.11.2017)
Tuty Dalila hairbase for Lelutka Blonde&Brown (tattoo layer)
Izzie’s – Maitreya Lara – Applier Cozy Tights in dark brown
.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
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
DOUX – Juniper Hairstyle [M]
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
EarthStones Celtic Claddagh Ring (BENTO)
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band

 

 

Where I am spending my cozy night:

 

Scarlet Creative Clessy Manor 3
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Single
Skye Twisted Tree ( no base )
[DDD] Low Poly Tree – Small – D (with my own texture on it)
LAQ Decor ~ Twin Birch (Winter) – Animated
Trompe Loeil – Ceres Lamp Post
3D TREES stones I. 8 pcs = 1 prim
Landscaping by Felix Grass (with my own texture on it)
JIAN Cheeky Chihuahuas 1. Comfy Blankie RARE (older gacha)
Bazar Glam-Ottoman
+Half-Deer+ Chihuahua – Attention Pls (old gacha)

New Hair all over!

 

 

 

 

Autumn aftenoons in the garden

Hello Corner Creatures!

Today I have another update on the revamping of my hubby’s avatar Falaacus. As you guys may remember from my last post I was not completely happy with the beard that I got him due to the fact that I didn’t demo it properly. Well, I decided to go hunt for another one, and my search lead me to Doux. It has been one of my favourite hair stores for over a year now so I can’t for the life of me figure out why I didn’t check them out first, but hey that’s life right?
Anyway I found a nice full beard at their store and to top it of, a hair too, Yaay! This beard is ot bento, but it looks just smashing and so realistic I think.

 

 

Autumn aftenoons in the garden

A red beard I knew was a given, but I let my hubby decide the hair colour and style of the hair. We landed on this dashing Gentleman hair in the red colour pack and it suits him very well I think. I tried to find a matching hairbase, but the nicest ones was unfortunately only for Catwa heads, so I stuck with the crew cut that came with the LeLutka head for now.

As for the outfit, I took him shopping at the Mens Only Monthly event. I picked him up this amazing A&D Clothing -Blazer ~Wesley~ in Coffee I couldn’t afford the fat pack at the time, but if you can go for it! The colours of the jackets are lovely and it has loads of extra colour options for the shirt inside. I might have to go back and get it another time. The single version come with shirt colours in white grey and black, so there should be sometihng to cover the basic needs. Also the metal of the buttons can be changed. To top this of the jacket has three settings for materials as well. None, light and heavy. Very nifty!

Autumn aftenoons in the garden

That is all for today

Mushy couple’s ❤ from Nea and Fala

 

What the couple are wearing:

The gentleman:

.LeLutka.Head.Andrea 3.1
.LeLutka.Eyes.Andrea 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1M
-Belleza- Jake Mesh Body *Beta* V1.0
Clef de Peau.Body Tight T1 [JAKE] Applier
DOUX – Gentleman Hairstyle [Unrigged] RIGHT
DOUX – Big mesh beard [Ginger] Moustache 1
DOUX – Big mesh beard [Ginger] Beard 1
A&D Clothing -Blazer ~Wesley~ Mesh JAKE Coffee
GAS [Men’s MESH Jeans Tommy – Belleza Jake]
A&D Clothing – Shoes -Firenze- JAKE Coffee
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band

The Lady:

.LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Simone 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
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
DOUX – Aphrodite Hairstyle [M]
ISON – wrap off sweater -maitreya- (maroon) no lock
ISON – daphne shorts -maitreya- (black)
~i~ Essential Tights Applier HUD 2
TETRA – Moca Ankle Boots (Snakeskin) – Maitreya Mid (Fat Pack)
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
EarthStones Celtic Claddagh Ring (BENTO)
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band

The cosy scenery:

DaD DESIGN “Sweet Dreams Cottage” c/m part A (brick foundation is a personal touch)
Enchanted Path Straight
Ground texture by me on JVTEK LandMap
Skye Twisted Tree
.:revival:. park bench harvest moon (Deco(c)rate “Harvest Moon”)
Bazar Crete- Hammock chair

Check out my husbands work: http://www.blurb.com/user/Falaacus

Revamping a Classic SL Avatar Part 2

Revamping classic avatar part two

 

Hello corner creatures ❤

Today I had some extra time to sit down and do a proper blog post. Yaay!
I have been working on updating my RL hubby’s SL avatar (with his blessing) this last month and so far I am pretty happy with the results. He is now mesh from head to toe and I must say the shopping experience so far has been very enjoyable!

Well, first things first. Better start at the beginning. So I started by picking up a deno of the new male bento head from LeLutka along with the ones from Catwa and played around with them some. My hubby and I had a good time laughing over how the heads looked once I put them on over his classic shape. Hilarious, haha!
In the end I think we both felt better about the LeLutka Andrea as I had to do only minor changes to make it work with his existing shape. Also, I have been in love with the new LeLutka Moods.
Another thing that sold me on the Andrea head was the very nice skin that came with it and the convenient HUD. Yes, I was an avid Catwa head wearer for a long time, but the LeLutka HUD system is just so very sleek and easy! And the beards for the men in this HUD are awesome! Just awesome!
I promise I am not sponsored by LeLutka. Man, how many times can I say LeLutka in one post, haha!

Anyway, moving on: For his mesh body I demoed the male Slink Physique and Belleza’s Jake. Those were the two I felt would work best for him thinking about shape and wardrobe. I demoed the Male Pysique when it was released so I had an idea of how that one worked and looked, but Belleza blew me away with the detailing on their male body. Much like the Maitreya Lara it got those extra details that looks A-MA-ZING with materials turned on! So even though I thought the Male Physique would be a better choice wardrobe wise I went with the Jake body. My hubby agreed, so I am not the only one liking this body, hehe. I also really love that Jake is not super muscular. I haven’t really played around with extreme sliders, but if you would want a normal looking fit body this is the one to go for.

The price as of the date I bought the Belleza Jake mesh body was 2999L$. It comes complete with skins with and without body hair, bento hands, feet and loads of alpha cuts. It also came with a free outfit. Not my hubby’s style, but it is very nice of the creator to include something for you to go shopping in:)
To my knowledge this body is still in Beta meaning the price might go up at a later date, so if you are in the market for a new male mesh body I would suggest at least go pick up a demo of this one.
Only issues I have noticed so far is that the skin texture on the Clef de Peau.Body Tight T1 [JAKE] Applier I got to match the skin that came with the LeLutka Andrea head stretches a bit on the fingers and the neck seam is not seamless. The neck blender on the body helps, but that solution will never be optimal. But hey, it’s in beta still so those issues most likely will get fixed:)

So there we have the essentials out of the way, now for the trimmings:) I got some shoes for him at Shoetopia where I found two pairs to choose from and I got him the A&D Clothing – Shoes -Firenze- Coffee. I think they are a very classic pair and the textures are really awesome. A very good choice if you want something that goes with a more gentlemanly wardrobe;)

 

For clothing so far I haven’t found that many stores yet, so I still need those suggestions:P But I have been shopping at GAS and have gotten the Tommy jeans and the Adam shirt. A neat thing about the shirt is that it comes in both tucked and un-tucked versions. Very good for changing up the look! Both clothing items also comes with colour changing HUDs. I am not too keen on all of the the shirt colours, but maybe I just need more to layer and mix it up with. The jeans I really like though, nice colour options for the pants and the belt! Very easy to dress up or down.

And now for the pièce de résistance: My hubby has always sported a beard in SL and of course I had to find him a new one instead of that dreadful thing I made him several years ago. *shudders* Anyone else hate looking at old things they made a long time ago?
Anyway, I went looking for a bento beard and there are actually some options out there. Not many for Andrea yet, sadly. But I went with one from Dubious Intent, a store I have never heard of. I liked the beard, but found that the textures didn’t really match my needs, so I tried my hand at some texturing again, as I have done with several of my own hairs over the years, and am happy with the results for now. The colours that comes with the beard originally are very nice, just darker than I had hoped, my bad for not demoing properly.
If there is one wish I have for male avatars out there it is more facial hair! Preferably bento of course, hehe. But first clothes of course, gotta look presentable. Then again… Nope, stopit Nea. This post is long an messy enough as it is, haha!

 

Phew! I think that covers it all. Although very crudely, I am really not good at blogging clothes and avatar components, and especially not as many as this in one go. I probably should have made several, but I really wanted to put all the essentials in one post.

Anyway, upgraded ❤ from Nea

 

 

What the glorious man is wearing:

A&D Clothing – Shoes -Firenze- Coffee JAKE
GAS [Men’s MESH Jeans Tommy – Belleza Jake]
GAS [Men’s MESH Shirt Adam – tucked in – Belleza]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band (not available)
Doobious Intent Salt&Pepper Size1
.LeLutka.Head.Andrea 3.1
.LeLutka.Eyes.Andrea 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1M
-Belleza- Jake Mesh Body *Beta* V1.0
Clef de Peau.Body Tight T1 [JAKE] Applier

 

The glorious Man Cave:

Apple Fall Tatty Chair (Leather)
Apple Fall Masculine Bar
Apple Fall Books w/ Deer Head Bookends
Apple Fall Antique Art
Bazar Stockholm-Typewriter
.:revival:. zen garden (Deco(c)rate “Now and Zen”)
Second Spaces – Frozen Elegance Table (Deco(c)rate “Frozen Elegance)
DRD – Series 01 – Velvet Couch – Light (DRD Shadowbox September)
Soy. Scattered papers (group gift)
Life of Me – Granny’s Crapola Ashtray – Teal (cig giver)
cybersculpt steREO COMPONTENS IN STAND
Enchanted Woods v2 -8 (3 group)
[DDD] Low Poly Tree – Small – D
Apple Fall Farrow Garden Wall

Check out my husbands work: http://www.blurb.com/user/Falaacus

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]

Proud of myself!

Proud of myself!

Hello!
I am offering coffee again today, but it is not here on my blog, it is over at my second video on YouTube,  and I am speaking in it! Wohoo! It may not seem like a big deal to some, but I have social anxiety and it took a lot to actually do this. I have been wanting for over a year, just so you know! But in the end I decided to quote my dear hubby: “F**c it I’m good!” and uploaded it.
By the way I forgot to offer you guys coffee in my video, so please just pretend that I did;)
I used Lightworks for the first time today too. I am not very good at it yet, but I managed to cut out my nervous throat clearing tics and it sounded pretty good afterwards. I am hoping to get better as I hopefully continue doing this.

Why are you guys still here? Run on over to My Little Corner of YouTube before your coffee gets cold! But please do come back here sometime, I think this is probably where most of the action is gonna be. “For now” she said with a grin.

Excited ❤ from Nea

Credits are in my video today, not sure if I like doing it that way, but I thought I should give it a go.

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)

That Feeling…

That feeling 3

…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.

That feeling 4

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

That feeling 2
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.

That feeling 1

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