Who let the dogs out?

Oh yeah, I went there. Don’t worry, I’m not linking lyrics and a YouTube link today. I feel pretty sure that the song is already playing in your head. *grins* You’re welcome. Here’s the thing, though, these dogs are outside! Somebody let them out…was it you? No. It was Jian! They did the Saint Bernards! So, we’ve all seen the pictures of these dogs with the brandy keg hanging from their necks, but the truth is they don’t really do that. However, they are well known as rescue dogs and were bred for that reason. If you’d like to know a little bit more, I’ll point you to the Wikipedia page. It’s a quick read and pretty damn interesting to see how they got their names and where the whole barrel around the neck came from!

Who let the dogs out

scene:
KraftWork Hygge (*new* @ Uber)
-KraftWork Hygge Snowy Cabin
-KraftWorh Hygge Bed
-KraftWork Hygge Rug
-KraftWork Hygge Table Short
-KraftWork Hygge Wall Lamp Left
-KraftWork Hygge Wall Lamp Right

{what next} Winter Harvest Chairs, Table & Firepit Set
-{what next} Winter Harvest Chair (pillow & blanket)
-{what next} Winter Harvest Chair (pillows)
-{what next} Winter Harvest Side Table
-{what next} Winter Harvest Stars Lantern (small)
-{what next} Winter Harvest Mug Decor

{what next} Winter Harvest Picnic
-{what next} Winter Harvest Picnic Table
-{what next} Winter Harvest Picnic Hamper
-{what next} Winter Harvest Lantern – Large
-{what next} Winter Harvest Lantern – Medium
-{what next} Winter Harvest Soup Tray
-{what next} Winter Harvest Lantern – Small
-{what next} Winter Harvest Drinks Tray
-{what next} Winter Harvest Jam Tarts

{what next} Icy Paving Stones

JIAN Snowday St. Bernards (*new* @ Epiphany)
-JIAN Snowday St.Bernards 1. Adult Companion RARE
-JIAN Snowday St.Bernards 4. Naked Companion
-JIAN Snowday St.Bernards 5. Reindeer Companion

(Milk Motion) snowy pines (*new* @ Uber)

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Life of the Party

As far back as I can remember, my mother has always set the most amazing tables for dinner parties and holiday gatherings. Needless to say, she’s always cooked far too much food. I’m not going to write a lot here, just that this entire scene is dedicated to my mom.

Dinner Table

My mother has always insisted that the room is actually the life of the party and decor plays a huge part in that.

last supper

The key to all of my mother’s dishes, fancy dinner or not, is presentation.

stocking and punch

And no matter what, even when she’s lived completely alone, Christmas time requires decorations. It’s the law!

the tree

 

scene created in Onsu ~ “Maple” Skybox

Botanical – Douglas Fir Christmas Tree for Tannenbaum

Kalopsia –  All the Gift Boxes (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

Fancy Decor: Gilt Tree Decorations (*new* @ The Arcade)

Fancy Decor: Jordan Collection (*new* @ Collabor88)
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Hammered Cups
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Punch Bowl
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Christmas Trees

{moss&mink} Silk Draped Table
{moss&mink} Suede Dining Chairs
{moss&mink} Heart Drop Lights

Dahlia – Holiday Glam (*new* @ The Arcade)
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail Tray – Berry 25
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Golden Baubles
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cake – Chocolate
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Necklace Box – Diamonds
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Antler Table Arrangement – RARE
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Caviar – 30
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cake – Brulee
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Chocolates – Mousse 22
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Purse – Black
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Purse – Red
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Green Baubles
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail – Green – (REZ)
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail Tray – Absinth 24
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Antipasto Marble Platter
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Buffet Table – RARE

DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas (*new* @ The Epiphany)
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Tarts / Gold
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Pudding / Gold
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Wine / Black
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Cookies / Gold

dust bunny . season of giving . bag of coal
dust bunny . lighted jars .
dust bunny . smores jar
dust bunny . kettle and sweets .

{what next} Christmas Stockings + Deer Stocking Holder

{what next} Chocolate Yule Log
**Advent gift for 7th December for the Love To Decorate Magazine Group – it can be found in a little Christmas tree decor object by the mainstore landing point and will be out until January 15th.**

RO – Home for the Holidays – Wreath

Bee Designs Winter Chalkboards (*new* @ TLC)

Apple Fall Clifton Cast Iron Fireplace – Black

[ARIA] Babette Rug

 

Menus & Electric Heaters

This place didn’t have an extensive menu, but what they did have was simply delicious. It was a food truck permanently parked on a small peninsula off the coast of Achill Island What she loved the most was that they has hooked up small electric heaters between all the tables so even on a cool day like today, you could eat outdoor and be comfortable. She was especially grateful for this today as she planned to meet her dear friend, Grace, for lunch. It had been far too long since they had sat down and dished.

lunchtime
Grace’s challenge: a menu and an electric heater

wearing:
hair: [RA] Tina Hair (*new* @ TLC)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: –Belleza– Freya
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

EarthStones Diamond Kitty Necklace (*new* @ TLC)
*tentacio* Sandwich
e.marie // Hot Cocoa RARE
Blueberry – Reignberry – Scarf
Blueberry – Reignberry – Cardigan
Blueberry – Reignberry – Shorts

pose by BauHaus Movement

locaiton: Achill Island

Vacation Conundrum

She’d been thinking about it quite a bit and had decided for their anniversary trip, she’d wanted to go on a ski trip. She’d even gone out and bought an entire ski suit, complete with mask. When she told him about it at breakfast the next morning, he chuckled as he slid two tickets to Egypt across the table, “I was going to take you to see the great pyramids, one of the eight wonders of the world.”
She looked at him sideways, “I thought there were only  seven wonders of the world.”
He looked at her lovingly, “There were until the day you were born.”
She laughed, “Sweet talk isn’t going to get you out of this ski trip.”
He grinned as he passed her the hotel pamphlet with a pair of diamond earring, “Well, unless you plan on skiing down the pyramids, this will be the only ice you’ll see this year.”
She giggled as she puts the earrings on, “Yes, Sir! Egypt it is!”

abcd
Troy’s #challengetochallenge was a ski suit complete with mask & pyramids…how did I do?

Sady is wearing:
hair:  :::Phoenix::: Leticia Hair  (*new* @ Seduction Fair)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Necklace – .01 RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
[Aleutia] Mary Sweater (*new* @ Collabor88)
BUENO-Aya Skirt (*new* @ Collabor88)

pose: BellePoses – Never Let Me Go – O1
MINIMAL – Soho Build (*new* @ Collabor88)

He is wearing Legal Insanity…that’s all I got

Rabbits and a Paper Fan

Another challenge was presented after my post: Challenge to Challenge. This one came from my adorable elven friend, Luca. I wonder what she was looking at to make her think of those two things. I should have asked her to clarify which kinds of rabbits, because she and I are like a couple of 12yr girls when we get together. We’ll giggle and make everything dirty. So, I can easily imagine this being about the sex toy kinda rabbits. However, since she didn’t clarify and the first thing that popped in my head was little white rabbits…that’s the direction I’m going.
I thought a bit about white rabbits and paper fans. I wondered why I automatically think of white rabbits and whether or not that makes me a racist in the bunny world. As for the paper fans, I thought of the type I use to make with accordion style folded paper when I was little girl sitting in a church that was so old, it didn’t have central air and the stained glass windows didn’t open. (Yes, I grew up going to church.) This led me on a rather long trail of thought regarding things I used to believe in, like Santa. I remember being about 4yrs old, living in Germany. I had this huge plate glass window in my bedroom and what I’m sure now was a falling star, I just knew I saw Santa flying across the sky.
It’s almost as if Luca knows me and how my mind works…jumping from one thought to another as memories unfold. It’s funny, the older I get the more often this happens. It makes me grateful to have some pretty cool memories to rely on.

Is that Santa
Do I see Santa?

wearing:
hair:  no.match_ ~CAROL MEETS SANTA ~ MERRY CHRISTMAS ❤ (group gift)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

Ascendant – Merry Bento Nails (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Dead Dollz – Noelle Outfit (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose by Di’s Opera
location: The Four Villages

 

Blanket and Magnet

It’a another Challenge to Challenge post!! First off, I have to fangirl just a bit. Exis actually gave me this challenge and I’m a huge fan of her work. If you’re not familiar with her, you must check her out! So, she gave me blanket and magnet, which worked out perfectly for this post, because of the dogs. Let the short story unfold…

She didn’t have children in the traditonal sense, but she had two beautiful female huskies that she referred to as her dogters. Blanket and Magnet were named for their behavior, as Blanket had dragged around some type of covering since she was brought home. She had quickly discovered how to cover herself with it, too. Magnet followed Blanket every where and always had to be touching Blanket or the blanket she used to cover herself. This was to be their first Christmas as adult dogs and though Sady was quite sure that her furry children had no understanding of the holiday, she wanted it to be special for them. Each day they received a special little treat from the advent calendar and each day she added more to their Christmas scene. Magnet had gotten tangled up in the lights, but didn’t want them removed. For now, Sady would allow it. She drank her hot cocoa as she reflected on the past year and everything that had happened. She looked lovingly at her girls and found gratitude that there were at least two creatures in her life that had yet to betray her.

a lot of xmas

wearing:
hair: MINA – Sira (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

MIDNA – Lena Necklace (*new* @ TLC)
{le fil casse} Noella Bra Top (*new* @ Epiphany)
{le fil casse} Noella Sweater (*new* @ Epiphany)
TETRA – Cargo pants
NANIKA – Bea Heels -Maitreya- RARE (*new* @ TLC)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Cocoa Dream (*new* @ TLC)

scene created in the Blueberry – Holidays Gift – Sky Version Winter Cabin

KraftWork Advent Calendar (*new* @ TLC)

[ kunst ] & KraftWork – Candle house

crate All is Calm (*new* @ Epiphany)
-crate All is Calm Cinnamon Stick Candle
-crate All is Calm ~ Snowflake Hanger
-crate All is Calm ~ Log Slice Snowflake Hanger
-crate All Is Calm ~ Stockings
-crate All Is Calm ~ Toy Train
-crate All is Calm Log Slice Wreath
-crate All is Calm Gold Star Twig Tree
-crate Little Box of Hygge Epiphany Reward ~ VIP
-crate All is Calm Cranberry Orange Shortbread

.Florix. Scandinavian X-mas (*new* @ Arcade)
-1.Florix. Scandinavian X-mas Gifts – RARE
-.Florix. Scandinavian X-mas Books Green

DYNASTY – Cozy Winter (*new* @ Epiphany)
-DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Sled RARE
-1. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Closed Thermos
-2. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Opened Thermos
-3. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Hot Choco (Small Marsh)
-4. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Hot Choco (Big Marsh)
-5. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Lantern
-6. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Standing Tray
-7. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Cookie Batch
-8. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Milk Set
-9 DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Box of Cookies

Dahlia – Verona Holiday (*new* @ Epiphany)
-Dahlia – Verona Holiday – Holly Mice – RARE
-Dahlia – Verona Holiday – Macarons – Berry
-Dahlia – Verona Holiday – Cookie Box – Green

Dahlia – Denmark Collection (*new* for Builder’s Box)
-Dahlia – Denmark – Heart Stool – Copper
-Dahlia – Denmark – Blanket – Blush
-Dahlia – Denmark – Cappucino Tray

RO – Home for the Holidays – Tundra RARE
RO – Home for the Holidays – Alaska RARE

Tiffany’s Challenge

Alright, so the other day, I challenged my readers to challenge me in a post so adequately titled: Challenge to Challenge. The first to offer up a challenge was my ever so sweet girl, Tiffany Parkin. She wants me to compare a sextant and a football. Well, I had to look up sextant, because I had no clue what it was. I must admit, I was quite disappointed to find out that it actually has nothing at all to do with sex. *sighs* That Tiffany is such a tease!
So, to start off, these two things have one thing in common right off the bat. I know nothing about either one. I now know that one is used for celestial navigation or something like that…the other, well, is the ball with which American football is played and looks nothing like a ball in my opinion. I guess the next thing they have in common is stars. Although one deals with the stars in the sky, the other often produces the celebrity type.  Pretty sure you could bore me to death talking about either one of them, as well. So, there you have it….I did my best. *shakes her head and mutters about Tiffany being a sadist*

You call that a challenge

wearing:
hair:  Clawtooth: Merry and Bright (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: –Belleza– Freya
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

Dahlia – Orion – Sunglasses (*new* @ FaMESHed)
SU!– Piercing Set 07
(Yummy) Ouija Ring Set
Ascendant – Million Bento Nails (*new* @ Vanity)

[Cynful] Snuggle Cardigan (*new* @ FaMESHed)
VINYL – Trapt Neon / Leather Dress (*new* @ LeveL)
[Gos] Frenchie Knit Boots (*new* @ Arcade)

pose: FOXCITY. The Journey Bento Set

scene:
.:Joplino:. Backdrop Comfy Place

JIAN Kringle’s Kittens *EPP* Gift Box Kitten (*new* @ Epiphany)

JIAN Poinsettia Garland Collection (*new* @ FaMESHed)
-JIAN Poinsettia Garland :: Wreathe
-JIAN Poinsettia Garland :: Basket

Homicidal Queen

“Excuse me can you tell me the worst thing you’ve heard about me
Maybe that I’m a little harlot homicidal queen
You know I heard that I don’t belong in this scene
Sex, metal, barbie, whore, attention fiend”
~ In This Moment – Sex Metal Barbie

Homicidal Queen

wearing:
hair:  Lamb. Babydoll – Fatpack (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: –Belleza– Freya
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

The Horror!~Queen of Ice – Metal (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
BONDI . The Artist Sunglasses
VINYL – SuperChic Crop (*new* @ FaMESHed)
.miss chelsea. Holi Shorts  (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
***comes with fishnets & fantastic hud that allows you to cut them to fit
[Gos] Frenchie Ankle Boots (*new* @ FaMESHed)

GingerFish Poses – Sadystika
Mesh India Shade Backdrop Natural

 

Challenge to Challenge

It’s that time of year again, when my demons come out the play and my brain just doesn’t want to focus all on its own. So, once again, rather than continue to slap lyrics and songs ALL the time…I am presenting my readers with a challenge. All five of you…lol. I have subscribers that look at the pictures, but I don’t think I have very many actual readers. You guys are my favorites and I can say that, cuz the others don’t read..lol. Ok, so…last year, I offered up a Dangerous Proposition and had a few people participate. I’m hoping that this year’s challenge will bring a few more responses. This year, the suggestions I’m looking for are a bit more specific, yet very random at the same time.
So, here goes…I’m looking to be challenged with two completely random things for me to compare or connect in some way. Some examples would be like…an apple and a wrench, a candle and a cellphone, a piece of cake and a paint brush. Sure, I could use these examples, but it would take the fun out of the challenge for me. This should be especially easy for Grace Sixpence, as last year she always gave me two random things to write about anyway. So, no, you can’t use the ones listed above. So, I challenge you to challenge me. If you’re a blogger that writes and would like to play along just add #challengetochallenge to your suggestion and I will send you two random items to write about, as well.

tetra

Sady is wearing:
hair: tram H1116 hair (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

Kibitz – MSG necklaces [gold] amore
(Yummy) Curator Rings Set
TETRA – Sabina blouse
[Aleutia] Amelia Pants

not really a pose, candid ao shot

scene:
Onsu ~ “Maple” Skybox
Fancy Decor: Faline Candlestick
Loft & Aria – Roma Mirror
Dahlia – Loire – Flower Arangement – Dusty Rose – 19.

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