The Smell of The Ocean

The smell of the ocean

At the place where I live in RL I can sometimes smell the ocean. I live by a fjord which is strictly not the ocean, but when the wind is right the scent of salt sea and sand blows in and I always get so happy when it does. I have always lived close to water my whole life and I am not sure I could ever live so far away from it that I couldn’t see it or smell it. There is something so fresh, clean and familiar that I think I would feel like I had lost a part of myself if it was not a part of my daily life anymore.

 

Picture taken @ Once Upon a Dream

Pose: Clara 2 by RK Poses now @ Shiny Shabby

Blueberry – Lace Tops Gift – Short – Maitreya
Blueberry – Babe Shorts – Version 2 – Maitreya
.LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
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
^^Swallow^^ Pixie Ears (Left) Protruding
^^Swallow^^ Pixie Ears (Right) Protruding
tram G0303 hair
*{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)
Cae :: Engraved :: Bracelet :: I Love You (L)

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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

 

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)

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)

Dressing up for the Holidays

Happy first of December Corner Creatures ❤

Dressing up for the Holidays

Today I am back with a post on men’s stuff, and as is tradition I am blogging this waaay after everyone else has, hehe. But really this isn’t about being first out with the news, it is more about how clothing, accessories and furniture works in our everyday SL.

A quick recap on what this series is all about: I wanted to start blogging men’s stuff in SL since there are about 25 designers making stuff for the ladies for every one that makes for men, myself included.
It felt bad to drop several K’s of lindens on an alt to pull this off, so I asked my RL husband if I could update his avi and use him to blog. That way if my lovely other half ever wanted to enter SL again he would be up to date and have lots of neat clothing and hair to chose from. I was generously granted permission and got right to it. I run most of what I buy by my RL hubby just to make sure the items is to his taste and to keep a male perspective on this whole thing. The previous posts in this series can be found here: Completely Revamping a Classic Linden Lab Avatar. Revamping a Classic SL Avatar Part 2 New Hair all over! New Hair all over!

So, I’ll get right too it shall I.

Today I thought it fitting to bring up a nice look for the coming Holidays. And what is more classic than shirt and waistcoat? Not much I can imagine.
This style from Cold-Ash I got at Men’s only Monthly in November and thought it ticked all the boxes. It comes with a HUD with three shirt colour options in red white and black. And six texture options for the waistcoat, I am so happy the waistcoat is making a comeback, Yaay!
For this look I went with a red shirt and the matching red patterned texture for the waistcoat. I paired it all with the black chinos also from Cold-Ash at Novembers MOM. These come with colourchanging belt that I did not use here. The HUD does have every shade of brown you could wish for though:)
I just love how the mesh is made on these chinos. The folds in the fabric looks so natural and realistic and don’t get me started on the texturing! These will be a wardrobe staple in the year to come I think. Really classic pair of black trousers that goes with anything.
The same with the shirt and waistcoat combo really, great textures and with some cool texture detailing on the chest. I didn’t notice this at first, but this shirt buttons has little sculls on them, haha, really neat detail that makes for something extra.

In my opinion this is a very classic look with a modern twist which is actually a nod to the past, but hey, that is the name of the game right?

As some of you may have noticed the picture of this post is a recreation of one I took about a year ago. I thought it would be fun to take another one with both of us dressed in all mesh and bento. We need a hand pose HUD from Belleza though! Pretty please with sugar on top!

Anyway, I hope you like this little post

 

1st of December ❤ from Nea and Fala

 

 

What the man is enjoying some fine wine in:

COLD-ASH – BELLEZA JAKE Size – VINCENT Shirt&Waistcoat Cold Ash (107,54,24)
COLD-ASH – BELLEZA JAKE Size (Cuffv1) – DEAN Chinos (Black) Cold Ash (107,54,24)
A&D Clothing – Shoes -Firenze- JAKE Coffee
.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 – Mesh moustache [Ginger] .V2
DOUX – Big mesh beard [Ginger] Beard 1

 

What the lady is enjoying his company in:

Blueberry – Cory – Sweater Dress – Maitreya
Blueberry – Craven – Glass Heels Boots – Maitreya
DOUX – Empar Hairstyle [M]
Tuty Bruna hairbase for Lelutka Blonde&Brown (tattoo layer)
Izzie’s – Maitreya Lara – Applier Cozy Tights in black
.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
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
EarthStones Celtic Claddagh Ring (BENTO)
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band

 

The setting:

Skye Twisted Tree ( no base )
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Single
Trompe Loeil – Ceres Lamp Post
[DDD] Low Poly Tree – Small – D (with my own string light texture on it)
Enchanted Path 45 Corner
Bazar Crete- Hammock chair
Scarlet Creative Clessy Manor 3

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

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]

Lots of News and Struggles

 

Dust Bunny Woodland Dreams Penrose Treehouse

Hello everybody!

I hope you all had a great summer. Over all mine has been pretty good. Could have wished for more sunshine though, but isn’t there always something to complain about?

I have been away from both my blog and Flickr for months now and I am not sure if I am up to keeping up the weekly stuff or the monthly. I guess it is time to come clean about the fact that I suffer from depression and got hit hard this summer. Usually summer is a great time for me as I am usually symptom free, but not this year. Isn’t it lovely when life throws you another thing? Anyway, I have been working my way back into SL slowly. I have changed houses again, and am now contemplating going back to my Scarlet Creative Venice Palazzo.

I am getting ahead of myself, hehe. About a month ago I got the Dust Bunny Woodland Dreams tree house and remodeled my entire land around it, furnished it and then pretty much left it alone. I haven’t spent that much time in SL this summer. I have always loved tree houses in SL and I have mentioned that in a previous post. I am just obsessed with them!
I don’t know my reason for not feeling content in this one though, I suspect it is because when I redid my land and furnished this home I was at my absolute worst in my depression. I was desperate to find relief and I guess I thought getting new shineys would do the trick. Well they don’t always do.
But a new shiney thet will stick with me for a while is the new bento head I treated myself to. The LeLutka Simone. I told you all about my struggles in Contemplating a Face Lift and I finally bit the bullet right before LeLutka released their three new bento heads. Haha, I thought I had made the biggest mistake in not waiting for them, but so far I haven’t fallen in love with any of them yet. Give me time though;)

I won’t spend time actually blogging any of these new products of mine here though. At this point I don’t even know if I am gonna keep trying to do Deo(c)rate posts. I have been rather disappointed with the last few. To me they feel less creative now, but maybe that is just my depression speaking. I am subscribed to the September crate and I am hoping for a good one as it will be out two days before my birthday.
Anyway back to the point: I really just wanted to write a blogpost because I snapped my first picture in my tree house today as a start to finally deciding if I am keeping it for a while longer or changing houses yet again.
I visited the Scarlet Creative sim to take a look at the Venice Palazzo to see if I felt like changing back to it, and I really do. I miss the open rooms and kind of minimalistic decorating style it invited. But then I thought that I needed to put this house on the map a bit. Snap some pictures to prove to myself that I had it up and that I actually created something I really loved in furnishing and decorating it. I really do love how it makes me feel when I just plop my avi down and relax a bit. Something I have been trying to do lately. Just emptying my head of all the nasty stuff that have been living there the last few months.
Man, I am having such a hard time deciding to keep this or to set up my old house. It is such a big job and it feels like such a waste to take this down so quickly after I put it up.

Well, I think that is all I had to pour out today, maybe I’ll be back soon, maybe not. The only thing I know at this point is that I won’t quit this blog al together. I love it too much.

 

Just good old fashion ❤ from Nea

 

 

What I am trying to rid myself of nasty thoughts in:

.LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Simone 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_4
DOUX – Fashionista hairbase [UNRIGGED]
DOUX – Fashionista hairstyle [Front]
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 Solitaire Necklace – Diamond
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
(Yummy) Love Spell Ring Set (R) – Rose Gold
(Yummy) Love Spell Ring Set (L) – Rose Gold
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band (not available)
TETRA – Off-shoulder tight top – Maitreya (fatpack @ Collabor88)
TETRA – Skinny zip capris – Maitreya (fatpack @ Collabor88)
Garbaggio // Lola Slingback (Maitreya) – Rose Gold

 

 

In this shot:

dust bunny . woodland dreams . penrose treehouse . RARE
dust bunny . woodland dreams . doughnut cake
dust bunny . woodland dreams . fresh rose tea
dust bunny . woodland dreams . pillow ottoman
dust bunny . wanderlust . branch chandelier
Apple Fall Sunbleached Setee (Canvas)
LAQ Decor ~ Coffee Table
ARIA – Elah Tufted Soft Bench
Forest – Candle b
floorplan. i love you canvas
Soy. Potted Ponytail Palm [Ssize]
.:revival:. elegant rug
~*GOD*~ Floating Lanterns – Multicolored