[we’re CLOSED]

Pumpkins, Anyone?

They leave me in charge of getting a pumpkin, and I don’t even like Halloween! I thought someone would come with me to help, but, nooooo….they’re all too busy. I liked the little pumpkins, all round and cute and most importantly, not heavy. But, they wanted a big one…..I think the term was, ‘a behemoth of a pumpkin’! I guess they think I’m Superman or something, otherwise how is said ‘behemoth’ going to get loaded into the truck? It ain’t walking there itself! It’s not that this one is immensely heavy, heck I’ve grown pumpkins bigger than this one, but what makes carrying them hard is their lack of handles! Please…someone…anyone…..develop a pumpkin with a handle, I may not approve of GMO, but I’ll let that go, if only for a handle! 😀

There’s a couple things in that story that are completely factual. I don’t really like Halloween, I just don’t get it. I don’t approve of GMO, in any instance, and yes…I have grown a few jumbo pumpkins. They were big enough that I had to get a tarp under each one and have 3 people carry them one at a time. Nowhere near record breaking but I was happy with them. This one isn’t light, I know that for a fact, but I love this whole scene! Le Poppycock has made the incredible pose/prop set ‘Oh My Gourd’ exclusively for the Men Only Hunt 10, which runs until October 28. You’re looking for a moustache somewhere in the lobby area of the main store, and for no cost you will receive this gifty! The gift includes the pumpkin, of course, a pose, plus a nice cluster of pumpkins. The pumpkins are all wearable, so you don’t need to rezz anything to create the perfect pumpkin scene!

I’ve surrounded myself with lots of pumpkins here. The ones in the pile behind me are from the ‘Fall Punkin v2’ set from [QE] Designs and available at Mad Circus 3 and Trick or Treat Lane. They’re a new release and there’s four shapes in the set with each pumpkin having 8 colours to choose from via drop down menu, plus they’re scripted for easy resizing.

The ‘Scarecrow’ is a new VIP gift from {what next}. The VIP group has a one time 250L fee to join, but it’s well worth it with regular gifts, plus previous gifts out to grab, too.

The ‘hay bales’ and ‘hay bale w/blanket’ are both from hive. The ‘hay bales’ are decor only but the hay ‘bale w/blanket’ have four sitting animations. The ‘Outhouse’ is also from hive, it’s a one seater and comes in so handy when nature calls!

The ‘Jar of Fireflies’ and the ‘Grunge Barrel Seat’ are both from .::THOR::., and from separate gachas. I can never resist playing the gachas when at the .::THOR::. main store…..I always win, no matter what I get!

The grasses, power poles and windmill are all from [we’re CLOSED].

The ‘Fall Pumpkins & Flowers Toolbox’ and the Sunflower Garden Gacha Table’ are both from gachas from Bee Designs. There’s a great selection of fall and Halloween gachas upstairs, if you’re in need of great seasonal decor.

The ‘Shipping Container’ is from a previous round of Deco[c]rate from 7 Emporium.

The ‘Fresh Eggs’ sign is from floorplan.

And as for my outfit, you ask? Well, I started with the ‘Jessie’ hair and snapback from the ‘Snapback Gacha’ from BesomxFLite! I was so excited to see this gacha at the Besom main store. I’d given up on ever finding it, then a miracle happened! 🙂

The loose and comfortable ‘Boyfriend Jeans’ from !APHORISM! are perfect for a little bit of work.

The ‘Tech Sweater’ is a new release from [Vale Koer] and available at the October round of Kustom9.

I scored the RARE ‘Unisex Boots w/socks’ from NOeditioN. They’re HUD driven with lots of colour options including a socks on/off toggle button. They’re at the new round of The Epiphany.

And the whole look starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, which won’t be available til November…but I’m special and got a preview! Thanks, Stephanie. 🙂 It’s on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The Setting Sun

The setting sun, and music at the close,
As the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last,
Writ in remembrance more than things long past.

~William Shakespeare~

The writing of Shakespeare is stunning in rhythm and wording, but there are times I really wonder just what he’s talking about. But, regardless of whether I fully grasp it all completely and correctly, the beauty of his prose isn’t lost on me.

When I was planning this little setting I wanted to make it look cozy and inviting. I kind of fancy the idea of two rocking chairs set out to watch the setting sun. It’s been romanticized, you know, the old couple that have been through everything life could throw at them and they can still sit together and watch a setting sun, comfortable in being together and witnessing nature at it’s finest and maybe even holding hands. It sounds nice, I think, but just because I have no one to sit in the other rocking chair, I can still enjoy the setting sun. I’d have a tasty beverage and keep my book handy to read or maybe write in my journal. And as the summer wanes and the evenings cool, it’ll be nice to have a sweater on and enjoy the stars coming out. It makes me smile just thinking about it.

Okay, the ‘Eastmont Shed’ from Raindale is the focal point of this post, and it’s such a cute little dwelling that I really want to move in. I’ve chosen to show you the back door, it’s the less pretty of the two doors, but I love the rolling barn door at the back. I’m a country girl, what can I say! 😀 It has a footprint of 7x9m and a land impact of 23. The flower boxes on the window sill are included but optional and they add 1 to the LI. The doors are scripted with the ‘Kool Door System’ and have all of the access capabilities it offers. The ‘Eastmont Shed’ is available now exclusively at Shiny Shabby.

I’ve got a few things strewn about here, which is usual for me. To start with, I’ve added the ‘Twinkling Ivy’ from Dysfunctionality, I want to make sure everyone knows that it’s not part of the shed. 🙂

The rocking chairs are from [we’re CLOSED]. The pillows are colour change via drop down menu and they have lots of sits for both men and women. Also from [we’re CLOSED] is the ‘large shrub, green’.

The ‘Andretti Recycled Table, RARE’ is from Serenity Style and is available at the current round of the Tres Chic event There’s six common and one rare to play for.

The ‘Sunflowers Pitcher and ‘Sunflower Bicycle-Decor’ are both from {what next}.

The ‘Boho Guitar’ and the ‘Grunge Barrel Seat’ are both from the ‘Freak Shelter’ gacha set from THOR and should be at the main store now after it’s stint at Cosmopolitan.

The ‘Vouvont Pitcher, Dark Zinc’ is from Calm..

The ‘Wild Oak’ and ‘Norway Maple’ trees are both from The Little Branch.

And last but not least, all of the grass is from Raindale and available at the main store. I’ve used the Summer, soft and the dry grasses for this look.

A Quiet Day

I’ve got lots going on in this post, so I’ll get started! First off, the June round of Collabor88 has begun and Ingenue has released another ‘must have’ pair of shoes! The ‘Lisbet Heels’ are fitted for the SLink and Maitreya mid foot and come in a dozen colours, all of them perfect for those summertime outfits! The chunky heel and the smooth lines of the straps really call attention to pretty legs and ankles!

The June round of The Avenue is on and Raindale has updated one of the earliest releases! The ‘Larimer’ set has been redone with added textures and animations for the cushions, the table and decor have been completely revamped, and the wall art now has five pictures to choose from! There’s two versions of the floor cushions so you can either change their colour via drop down menu or with a a HUD(10 colours for all) and the single cushion has 15 animations and the stacked cushions have 25, the light is on/off on touch, and the table and decor comes linked together for easy decorating or separately. The Avenue runs until June 20. Also from Raindale is the Apple Basket, one of my favourite things to have around, and the tea cup from the ‘Sugarvale’ gacha set! I always like to have a cup of something hot close by when I’m relaxing! Both of those items are available at the Raindale main store.

I want to take a second to bring your attention to a piece of art that I just had to have! While wandering around ‘The Last Forever‘ I took notice of an incredibly unique sculpture and after a quick check in edit mode I found out it was created by Silas Merlin! I wanted to see more from him, so I made a trip to ‘The Silas Gallery‘ and fell in love with his work! I brought home ‘Marrakech’, it’s the kitty on the wall for anyone not sure where to look, and I think it’s perfect for my little abode! I then made my way to the June round of ‘The Chapter Four‘ and played his latest gacha, the ‘Eerie Crew’ gacha! It consists of ten commons and one RARE sculpture, all showing Silas’s incredible talent!

Also in this shot is the RARE ‘Big Broadcast Radio’ from the Vintage Radios gacha set from KraftWork! It comes with two versions, one is a completely operable radio and the other is for decor only!

The row of books in front of the radio is from Balaclava and was on sale for Fifty Linden Friday this past week. It’s texture change with different genres of books, I’m into ‘new age’ right now!

The big pillow on the right is the ‘patchwork pillow’ from [we’re CLOSED]! It’s a group gift so it’s your for the taking if you’re a group member! The group is 250L$ to join, but it’s worth it!! There’s about 10 gifts there right now and they’re all very good quality!

I made quite a few purchases at Collabor88 when I was there! I was so shocked to get in so early in the round that I celebrated with buying lots! The ‘potted palm’ is part of the ‘Natural Habitat’ set of house plants from dust bunny! I just got the fatpack, and completely avoided the dilemma of which one to get! The fatpack has five really great house plants, and I can’t kill any of them with lack of water! 🙂

The ‘Feline Jeans Mini’ in navy is from Mimikri! It’s a perfect fit on the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, as you can see. It’s also fitted for the SLink mesh bodies!

My home is the JAC Boat Shack from Redgrave. I keep the sun out with the Carriage Blinds from ‘The Carriage’ gacha set from Scarlett Creative.

As always, I’m wearing the Luna skin in ‘peche’ tone from Sinful Curves Skins(soon to be ‘Avada’) on the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m using a pose from Pose Set 86 from Overlow Poses.