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    Fresh Air & Sunshine

    Featuring Harshlands, Bee’s That Way, Nantra and Ecru Couture

    “Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.”

    -Laura Ingalls Wilder

    It has been a busy weekend and I didn’t get to check out any of my usual weekend shopping events so I am going to keep this short and sweet.  All of my featured items can be found at The Liaison Collaborative which opens today at noon SLT.  See how easy that was!

    I have also used other sponsored items, not necessarily new but I like to give a shout out to those creators to continue to help me make pretty pictures!  Thank you  Serenity Style, DaD Virtual Living, Cheeky Pea and TLC Home Collection! 

    Credits

    What I’m wearing

    Victoria’s Standards

    Hair – Wasabi  – Indigo

    Dress – Ecru Couture – Lisa @ The Liaison Collaborative

    Decor

    Harshlands @ The Liaison Collaborative

    [Harshlands] Outdoor Bench – Mixed
    [Harshlands] Outdoor Birdhouse Vase – Mixed
    [Harshlands] Outdoor Table – Mixed
    [Harshlands] Outdoor Vase – Old Ceramic
    [Harshlands] Outdoor Wall – Mixed Open

    Bee’s That Way – Cover me in Daisies Door Hang @ The Liaison Collaborative

    |T|L|C| Home Collection

    Great Tit
    Green Finch
    Feathered Squatters – Oriole Set

    DaD Virtual Living

    Antique Hanging Hydrangea Flower Ball
    Antique Hydrangea Pot

     Cheeky Pea

    Louis’ Chalkboard Tray
    Louis’ Hot Apple Cider Goodies
    Louis’ Lantern
    Louis’ Side Table
    Louis’ Star Lantern
    Louis’ Willow Chair

    Serenity Style – Back To Home Welcome Sign

    LOVE – Grass Border Flowers #10

    Heart Garden Center

    HEART – Buttercups – Patch
    Heart – Aubretia – Tiny – White
    Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Buttercups Tall
    Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Poppies – White

    Schadenfreude @ Collabor88

    Daisy in Glass Tiny Hex Ink Bottle
    Daisy in Glass Tiny Rectangular Bottle
    Daisy in Glass Tiny Round Bottle
    Daisy in Glass Tiny Sphere Bottle
    Daisy in Glass Tiny Square Ink Bottle

    Trompe Loeil – Maisie Cabin

    Merak – Pillows A Floral

    [TUFF] – Stone Steps Light

    Pose 

    Nantra – Ups & Downs @ The Liaison Collaborative

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    Accessories Make Everything Better

    Featuring ViSion and Lyrium

    Today I am featuring a new release from ViSion.  It is the perfect dress to pair with your favorite accessories because the dress is clean and simple but the ruffle and belt add the perfect amount of detail while still letting you add your favorite necklace, earrings, handbag, etc.  I’ve gone with a bold earring, one of my favorite pairs and a cute handbag.  The Malea dress comes in 30 colors and you get 2 versions with each as well as a hud for the belt.  There is also a fatpack available.  You can find the Malea dress at Access.

    I am also featuring another pose series from Lyrium.  This one is from the Ninna Static series which includes 5 poses and their mirrors.  It also comes in gentle breathing animations that have hand and leg movement options.  I love that Lyrium’s poses makes it easy to accessorise for photos without altering hand positions.  My handbag fit perfectly into my hand with zero fuss!  You can find and demo the Ninna poses and animations at Equal10.

    Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

    Credits

    What I’m wearing

    Victoria’s Standards

    Hair – Doux  – Karol @ Kustom9

    Dress – ViSion –  Malea Dress @ Access

    Earrings – Dahlia – Haze Earrings

    Bag – Baiastice – Marina Bag

    Decor

    Minimal – Penang Building #3

    Heart Garden Center – Window Boxes – Geraniums Ivy

    Pose

    Lyrium – Ninna Static Series – Pose 3 @ Equal10

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    Beach Bum

    Featuring Aleutia, Lyrium and {What Next}

    This picture was so fun.  I can’t get to the beach so this was the next best thing.  I mentioned the other day that my husband and I were starting to plan in ernest, a vacation for next year and I have been looking at a LOT of beautiful white sand beach photos.  It has totally gotten me in a summer mood and I will now confess to ordering one of those inflatable pools and and a nice vinyl covered foam lounger/mattress.  The pool is 10′ x 6′ and just shy of 2 feet deep which is plenty big enough to hold me and my mattress.  Also shallow enough to use the water to water my plants when I am done for the day.  That way the water is not wasted and I don’t have to worry about crawling into it with bugs and ick the next time…..and all in the privacy of my own backyard.  I can’t wait!

    Today I am featuring this adorable romper from Aleutia.  I just love it!  It is so cute and the fit is amazing.  I comes in great summer colors and you can choose from four different levels of sheerness.  You can find it at FaMESHed.

    I am also featuring a new set of super cute poses from Lyrium…of course all of Lyrium’s poses are so cute.  She really pays attention to all the details…leg, hand and finger position.  The Christie series comes in a static version and an animated version.  I have my Firestorm AO filled with Lyrium animated poses and I rarely go back to my Vista AO anymore.  Definitely check out the animated set if you want a cute AO that doesn’t have you moving 5 feet across the room or standing robot still.  You can find the Christie series at Access.

    Need to get your Second Life beach in shape?  Well hopefully you grabbed these fun lawn/beach chairs and camper coolers when they were on sale a couple of weeks ago but if you missed them then they are STILL totally worth the price.  The Lawn Chair includes a hud so you can choose from a selection of colors and it also includes wearable props.  There is even a version that you can attach and wear so you can use it at any sim without needing rez rights.  The Camper Drinks Cooler includes versions that give beer & soda, just beer or just soda.  There are 3 textures to choose from on touch.  You can find both of these items at the main store.  

    Credits

    What I’m wearing

    Victoria’s Standards

    Hair – Tram  – K0328 @ Collabor88

    Romper –  [Aleutia]  – Harlow Romper @ FaMESHed

    Hat – R2A – Palm Spring Bucket Hat

    Body & Face Beach Sand – Izzie’s

    Body & Face Sunscreen – Izzie’s

    Decor

    {What Next}

    Camper Cooler
    Lawn Chair

    {Old Barn Door} – Lagoon Umbrella

    DaD Virtual Living – Beach Rock

    MudHoney– Blaire Beach Towel

    The Little Branch 

    LB_SagoPalmTree.v1{Animated}
    LB_SagoPalmTree.v2{Animated}w/ Grass
    LB_WildGrass*1Li{Dry}

    Studio Skye – Wild Grass (type 5)

    Pose

    Lyrium Poses – Christie Static Series – Pose 4 @ Access

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    You Can’t Run

    Featuring Avec Toi

    I bet you never ever felt so good, so good
    I got your body trembling like it should, it should
    You’ll never be the same, baby, once I’m done with
    Yoo-oo-oo-oo-oou, yeah

    Gorilla – Bruno Mars

    Ready for a healthy dose of sexy?  Head over to Fameshed X and pick up these new releases from Avec Toi.  The Betty Corset is full of gorgeous detail in the lace, boning and even the hooks.  It comes in all the beautiful Avec Toi mini pack palette colors and of course a fatpack.  Finish off the look with the Lust Gloves.  The fit on both pieces is perfection as always.  

    Credits

    What I’m wearing

    Victoria’s Standards

    Hair – Doux  – Alaska

    Corset – Avec Toi – Betty Corset @ FaMESHedX

    Gloves – Avec Toi  – Lust Gloves @ FaMESHedX

    Decor

    BellePoses – Rabbit Stage

    Krescendo – Sugar Suite Pole – Black

    Pose

    FOXCITY – Show Off #7

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    Tropical Hideaway

    Featuring ZK Store and Lyrium Poses

    Double posting today since I was super busy with work last week.  Since I do decor and fashion blogging it works out great when I need to play a little catch up!  Of course playing catch up for me doesn’t mean I am behind…it just means I am not ahead…which is where I like to be! 

    My hubby and I went to lunch today and were discussing vacation plans.  As much as I love Disney, I really want to go somewhere tropical.  Somewhere with beautiful beaches, gorgeous water in shades of blue and turquoise (no sharks allowed), fruity drinks and fresh pineapple.  I like to plan ahead so we are planning this for next spring when hopefully most everything will have returned to the way it was pre-Covid.  Thanks to our tax return and our stimulus check we are debt free other than our house and one of the cars so we are ready to reward ourselves with a special vacation.  Have you been somewhere amazing?  Let me know in the comments and I’ll add it to my research list!

    I am featuring a beach perfect bikini from ZK Store.  The Sabri bikini is available at Cosmopolitan and comes in 8 colors as well as a fatpack with 22 colors.  It includes the pretty chain with also has metal color options.  

    I am also featuring a new pose set from Lyrium.  The Riana set comes in a static series and an animated series.  It is just finishing its run at Dubai so you should be able to find it in the mainstore very soon.  Lyrium also has new releases at Access and Equal10!  You can be sure you will see those in my blog very soon!  Have a great day!

    Credits

    What I’m wearing

    Victoria’s Standards

    Hair – Truth – Eternity

    Bikini –  ZK Store  – Sabri Bikini @ Cosmopolitan

    Decor

    Zerkalo – Grandmother’s Old Boat

    Mesh Plants – Frangipani Rubra – Apricot

    The Little Branch – Bottle Palm

    Pose

    Lyrium Poses – Riana Static Series – Pose 2

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    Open Air Living

    Featuring DaD Virtual Living and InsurreKtion

    Being in the sun,
    the breeze,
    the open air –
    every time I am
    I feel like I am home.

    -Unknown

    DaD Virtual Living @ Anthem

    DaD “Mandala Pillow ALL COLORS” -a-
    DaD “Mandala Pillow ALL COLORS” -b-
    DaD “Mandala Wall Tapestry ALL COLORS”

    InsurreKtion

    [IK] Wabi-Sabi Mudroom – Basket
    [IK] Wabi-Sabi Mudroom – Cabinet
    [IK] Wabi-Sabi Mudroom – Candlestick A
    [IK] Wabi-Sabi Mudroom – Candlestick B
    [IK] Wabi-Sabi Mudroom – Candlestick C
    [IK] Wabi-Sabi Mudroom – Hanger
    [IK] Wabi-Sabi Mudroom – Incense Burner
    [IK] Wabi-Sabi Mudroom – Lamp
    [IK] Wabi-Sabi Mudroom – Stone Bowls
    [IK] Wabi-Sabi Mudroom – Vase A
    [IK] Wabi-Sabi Mudroom – Vase B
    [IK] Wabi-Sabi Mudroom – Vase C

    KraftWork – Runner Rugs . Stripes White

    Trompe Loeil – Eloa Flower Chair Dark

    Ionic

    ionic : Cordoba
    ionic : Mediterraneo Ivy
    ionic : Ronda
    ionic : Toledo
    *ionic* Rural Bench

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    I’ve Gone To Look For America

    Featuring Vinyl Apparel

    “Let us be lovers, we’ll marry our fortunes together
    I’ve got some real estate here in my bag”
    So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner pies
    And walked off to look for America
    “Kathy”, I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
    “Michigan seems like a dream to me now”
    It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw
    I’ve gone to look for America
    Laughing on the bus
    Playing games with the faces
    She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
    I said “Be careful, his bowtie is really a camera”
    “Toss me a cigarette, I think there’s one in my raincoat”
    “We smoked the last one an hour ago”
    So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine
    And the moon rose over an open field
    “Kathy, I’m lost”, I said, though I knew she was sleeping
    I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why
    Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
    They’ve all come to look for America
    All come to look for America
    All come to look for America

    Simon & Garfunkel – America

    Credits

    What I’m wearing

    Victoria’s Standards

    Hair – Doux  – Eden

    Top –  Vinyl Apparel – Knuckles Crop Top & Suspenders

    Shorts –  Vinyl Apparel – Donut Denim Shorts

    Sunglasses – REBELLION – Dominator Aviators

    Bracelets – RealEvil – Haya Bracelet

    Pose

    Infiniti  – Wander – Pose 5

    Location

    Copper River

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    Bliss Without A Care

    Featuring {Old Barn Door}, Serenity Style and {What Next}

    Knee-deep in my garden’s soil;
    seeds strewn in my hair.
    Sunshine streaming, flowers dreaming,
    bliss without a care.

    – Angie Weiland-Crosby

    Credits

    Decor

    Serenity Style – Hanging Garden Watering Cans

    *For Seasons Change by Love To Decorate – now through April 10th*

    {Old Barn Door}

    Lagoon Topiary Tree
    Rustic Easter Basket
    Spring Gathering

    {What Next}

    Bailey Lounge Chair
    Bailey Lounge Chair (w/pillow)

    Heart Garden Center – Ancient Stone Pathway

    KraftWork – Enamorados  Wall Panel

    HPMD

    Garden Tree09 w/ Lights – Pink
    WildGrasses -Green
    Sweet Garden Grass07

    CHEZ MOI 

    Alice Accent Table
    Alice Arch Fence (modified)
    Roll Cake

    tarte. – Cape Wagon

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    Wherever Life Plants You, Bloom With Grace

    Featuring ZK Store and Lyrium Poses

    Happy Saturday everyone!  The sun is shining and I have some yard work I’d like to get done today.  I wish yard upkeep in the real world was as easy as it is in the virtual world.  Let’s get straight to the goods!

    I am wearing pieces from the Cali set by ZK Store.  The Cali sweater includes an optional scarf and the shorts have options for metal colors.  There are also matching shoes and socks.  Great pieces in pretty colors for spring!  You can find it at the mainstore.

    My pose is from Lyrium and it is available at their brand new, beautiful mainstore.  It is from the Hills Series which comes in a static version as well as breathing animations.  Be sure to check out the new sim Lyrium shares with Lunar and Sweet Art and don’t forget to pick up the new group gift!

    Credits

    What I’m wearing

    Victoria’s Standards

    Hair – Stealthic  – Mayhem

    Top –  ZK Store  – Cali Pull

    Shorts –  ZK Store  – Cali Shorts

    Earrings – Rise Design – Floraison Earrings

     *LODE* – Zinnia Single Pink (Held)

    Decor

    HPMD – Shrub Pink

    Heart Garden Center– Wild Flowers Foxgloves

    Exposeur – Rusty’s Farmhouse Green/Blue – Gacha

    Pose

    Lyrium Poses – Hills Static Series – Pose 1

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    City Walk

    Featuring Aleutia

    Well, they say all good things must come to an end and so this is going to be my very last blog post!  (Insert lonnnnnnnnggggggggggg pause here.)  GOTCHA!  April fools!  My daughter and I have a long history of trying to catch each other with a great April Fool’s joke but after several years we have both learned to be on the watch for a one of our usually silly pranks.  I do love when I am able to pull off a great one though.

    I was a dock manager for a large department store a few years back and my crew was mostly male.  As they were unloading a delivery truck I very casually stepped inside, pretending to want to inspect some of the contents and then in my very best shrill girly voice screamed SNAKE!  You should have seen them scatter!  I nearly wet myself and could barely get out the words “April Fool’s” from laughing.  We all talked and laughed about that for a long time!  They were a great crew, mostly college students, and I hope they are all doing great things!

    And so for the record…I ain’t going nowhere! LOL

    My featured item today is this super cute halter from Aleutia.  For me it has a total 70’s vibe to it…and I should know…I was there!  The Thyme Top comes in 16 colors, 4 mini packs and of course a fatpack with bonus colors.  Each color includes the top in 2 opacities, including single colors.  You can find Thyme at Uber!

    Credits

    What I’m wearing

    Victoria’s Standards

    Hair – Doux  – Miyeon

    Top –  [Aleutia]  – Thyme Top @ Uber

    Pants – RKKN – Ivy’s Jeans & Undies

    Earrings – Enchante’ – Fruit Delight – Pineapple

    Nails – e.marie – Nude/Mood Vibrant

    Pose

    Stun Poses  – Madeline – Pose 5

    Location

    London For Ara