Autumn Home

I’ve been having a wonderful time landscaping and decking out a friend’s sim for the autumn season. While there is more variety than ever for high-quality autumn landscaping items, I would love to see even more of this type of thing in SL. Maple trees would be especially appreciated! Goodness knows if I had an inkling of creative talent it would be all about the plants! Cory Edo’s Rustic Cabin brings in some wonderful colors to complement the landscape.

I used about a million different trees and plants so I am not listing specifics here. However, if you have a question about where I got a particular item, please feel free to IM me in world or email me at elizaquixote@gmail.com. I’d be happy to give you the details.

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House: Trompe Loeil – Rustic Cabin by Cory Edo

Trees: We’re Closed, Fiddler’s Green, Teddy Jr, Landscaping by Felix, 3D, LAQ Decor

Shrubs: We’re Closed, Botanical, Kidd Grass, Architech Designs, Frogs Garden (Ivy on house)

Grass: We’re Closed, Kidd Grass

Deck: Sunbathing PIER MESH by Virtual Nature

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

And I don’t mean Christmas. Autumn is my undisputed favorite season, coming as it does after my least favorite season, summer. The color in autumn is simply unbeatable by any other season, and the temperatures are stable without being overly hot or cold. It also usually coincides with the beginning of the school year, which makes me think of setting goals and making new beginnings.

I am so thrilled with the botanical autumn offerings this year. Some of my favorites include Lucian’s Designs, Fiddler’s Green and TeddyJr, along with the prolific and always talented Alex Bader. I am also enjoying the lovely mesh designs from We’re Closed.

I only wish for endless perfect days like this one!

Curio Thistle’s mesh horses are so gorgeous and I feel like they are very underused by me. Dragonfyre Designs uses these horses for saddled riding poses and they were perfect for our ride today.

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And finally, one of Luna Jubilee’s sweet poses for a post-ride smooch.

Eliza is wearing:

Hair: Magika Reflect by Sabina Gully

Shirt: Emery – Safari Shirt Norbit by Sunami Beck (@My Attic)

Jeans: e! Jilly Skinny Jeans by Eclectic Wingtips

Boots: DECO – MESH Harness Boots Soil by GutterBlood Spoonhammer

Brian is wearing:

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*47(Dark Brown) by Chiaki Xue

Scarf: ISPACHI [Heuston Scarf] by Diarmuid Miklos (@TLC Boutique)

Sweater: Razor /// Evo Buttoned Neck Jacket by Kehl Razor

Jeans: =Razorblade Jacket= Hoon Faded Cords – Blue by Kehl Razor

Boots: [Deadwool] Trauermarsch Boots – (bordeaux) by Masa Plympton (@The Men’s Dept)

Landscaping:

Horses: Dragonsfyre (saddled); Vintage(plain)

Trees: TeddyJr, We’re Closed, Fiddler’s Green, Lucian Designs, Heart, Botanical, HPMD, Studio Skye

Shrubs: We’re Closed, Botanical, KIDD

Grasses: Zigana (no longer available), We’re Closed

Barn: We’re Closed

Gate: Kissing Gate, Studio Skye

Boulders: We’re Closed

Fence: MMGraffiti

Hay: Ginger Line

Pose: !bang poses Winner by Luna Jubilee

Heading Home

I have been thinking over my life recently and have come to the conclusion that I have a pretty great one. Most of this revolves around my husband. My very favorite thing in life is going home to him at the end of each day, and knowing that once I get there everything will be good and right. Oh, we have stresses and tough times and disappointments just like everyone does, and I don’t think there is any life that doesn’t have some of that . And we both have our individual interests, pursuits and struggles. But even with all of that, I know he’s going to be there when I get home. My dog knows this too, and her conniption fit of ecstasy when I say “Let’s go home and see Papi!” makes it pretty clear she’s smitten, as well.

 

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Renata by Truth Hawks

Sweater: Tee*fy Turtle Neck Basic Sweater Pumpkin by Azure Electricteeth (@Collabor88)

Jeans: *OC* Gold Stich jeans – dark denim by Elettra Gaussman

Shoes: -Entente- Sentier Boots by Entente baudouin

Basket: Old World Basket with mushrooms by Katrina Kristan

Dog: Photo Realistic 3D Sheep Dog by Simon UK

Trees: Trompe L’Oeil, Botanical, LAQ, TeddyJr, Fiddler’s Green, We’re Closed

Grass: Zigana, We’re Closed

Falling

Soon autumn will be in full swing, and thus begins my favorite time of the year. Collabor88 started today and this month’s theme sweeps us gently into fall. Harry Hyx’s fuzzy angora sweater takes the chill off those recent cool evenings and Maxi Gossamer’s Fall Leaf jewelry gives us a preview of the piles of leaves that will soon be covering the ground. Also at Collabor88 is the lovely Leila skin from Belleza.

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Hair: >TRUTH< Brianna – espresso by Truth Hawks

Skin: -Belleza- Leila Med 4 by Shyla Diggs (@Collabor88)

Eyes: IKON Ascension Eyes – Oak by Ikon Innovia

Jewelry: Gossamer Nima’s Fall Leaf Necklace and Earrings by Maxi Gossamer (@Collabor88)

Sweater: ISON – angora sweater (mustard) by Harry Hyx (@Collabor88)

Jeans: Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans by Onyx Leshelle

Boots: Maitreya Stagioni Boots Bole by Onyx Leshelle

House: Trompe Loeil – Rustic Cabin by Cory Edo

Trees and Bushes: TeddyJr., We’re Closed, HPMD, Amazon, Lucian Designs, Heart, Architech

Pose: Adorkable, pda

Down Time

It’s July and summer is in full swing. It’s been so hot that my big hairy dog and I have had to hide out in the basement for a few days. When we do go outside it’s like were commandos on a mission, get out and get back in as quickly as possible. All you can do in that kind of oppressive heat is either stay inside or head to the beach. So that’s what I did.

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Cory Edo’s new beach house is going to be a fixture for some time…I just love looking at it. Isla Gealach must have heard my innermost wishes because I have been wanting folding camp chairs in SL for a long time! And the most divine of all is the new Sara bikini from Rebel Hope, which is mesh but fits perfectly over my avatar with no alpha. I can hardly believe it.

And of course Stewart had to come along to haul things around…including me.

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Eliza is wearing:

Hair: Analog Dog – stereo – dark browns by Queue Marlowe *NEW*

Skin: Belleza Mya Medium by Tricky Boucher

Bikini: Rebel Hope Sara Bikini Red with white polka dots by Rebel Hope (@Fameshed)

Feet: Gos Bare feet arched by Gospel Voom

Stewart is wearing:

Hair: Exile AJ by Kavar Cleanslate

Skin: Belleza Dylan Tan by Tricky Boucher

Shorts: Mesh Theory Men’s Beach/Swim Boardies – Blue by Risa

Feet:Ispachi Men’s Mesh Feet by Ispachi

House: Trompe Loeil – Seaside Cottage by Cory Edo (@Collabor88)

Parasol: Cheeky Pea Margarita Beach Tiki Parasol by Isla Gealach

Chairs:Cheeky Pea Tyne Camping Chairs by Isla Gealach (@Men’s Dept)

Flowers and Shrubs: We’re Closed

Photo 2 Pose: Purple Poses

Song To A Seagull

Out of the city
And down to the seaside
To sun on my shoulders
And wind in my hair
But sandcastles crumble
And hunger is human
And humans are hungry
For worlds they can’t share
My dreams with the seagulls fly
Out of reach out of cry

-Song to a Seagull, Joni Mitchell

Fameshed is open for July and I love what is available this round…there’s quite a lot for the casual girl that I am. The new court shorts from Etente and the dual layer tank set from Cracked Mirror are the perfect beachwear for a hot July! 

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Maxi Gossamer must be one of the most prolific jewelry makers on the grid, she steadily cranks out gorgeous items. This moth at Fameshed you can find her Aprhodite’s dream set, which I can show here because Wasabi Pills also released a pulled-back hairstyle. There are not nearly enough of these on the grid in my opinion!

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Finally, Stewart joined me in his sexy Heft Cargo Shorts from Fade Arcade Designs in collaboration with Razor. This color is available at the store, but there will be several different colors and designs available at the Men’s Dept. which opens tomorrow.

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Eliza is wearing:

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Tanya Mesh Hair – Black coffee by MissAllSunday Lemon (@Fameshed)

Earrings: Gossamer Jewelry – Earrings – Aphrodite’s Dream  – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer (@Fameshed)

Skin:Glam Affair – Cleo – America by aida Ewing

Bracelet: Gossamer Bracelets – Little Sparrow by Maxi Gossamer (@the United Fashion Project)

Tank: Cracked Mirror Layered Tank (blue/red) by Cracked Mirror (@Fameshed)

Shorts: Entente Court Shorts Khaki by Entente (@Fameshed)

Shoes: Gos Boutique Flip Flops for Gos Flat Feet by Gospel Voom

 

Stewart is wearing:

Hair: Exile Owen by Kavar Cleanslate

Skin: Belleza Dylan Tan by Tricky Boucher

Trunks: Fade Arcade Designs/Razor Heft Cargo Shorts Brown by FadeArcade and Razorblade Jacket(Check for other designs and colors at the Mens Dept starting tomorrow!)

Feet: Ispachi Natural Men’s Feet by Ispachi

Poses: !Bang VIP 000-005, Castaways by Luna Jubilee

Bushes and Flowers: We’re Closed

Boardwalk: Botanical – Beach Boardwalk by Kriss Lehmann (@The Home Show)