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Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress…

Title quote by Epictetus. 

Showcasing the castle builder kit by Fanatik, which has 42 building pieces, matching stone textures in a few variations. Plus if you need a little help, there are pre-built samples to help you build your own fortress.

Most often with landscapes I end up playing with a few lights and editing at least two photos.  I liked both, so below you can see the other version.

Enjoy ♥

Credits:
:FANATIK: CASTLE BUILDER

:Fanatik Architecture: CLIFF COVER Mountain

HPMD* Shrubs

(Fundati) Confiers

 

Events · Furniture · Home · Landscaping

Paradise Resort

I don’t change homes in Second Life as often as I did when I first started.  In the early days I explored every mainstore that sold homes and decor.  I tried everything from a skybox that was nothing more than a square to some really huge homes.  While I loved a lot of the homes that I decorated, my very favorite was an Italian villa that had high ceilings and had a lift in it to get to the second floor.  It was enormous and had a huge wraparound tiled floor that extended to a wall with a balcony that would sit against the ocean.  It was pure fun and eventually lead me to start this journey of blogging home and garden.

Today I bring you the newest release by DaD-virtual living-, the paradise resort, that has 5 rooms with tiled floors and sliding bamboo doors that separate each room.  Some of the details are the large windows that open up, as seen in the photo.  I have only one open.  It has double doors on the other side, and the straw roof.  The home with deck has a land impact of 202, and footage of 39×51.  I’m using decor by KraftWork, the nautical bar set, which is the outdoor table and stools with some decor pieces.  Then also items from the seaside set, which are the bench and pillows, plates on the wall of the house, potted olive tree, among other small pieces.  All great pieces to be used all year long.

The other items being featured are the palm trees by :Fanatik: that come in various shapes, and in natural or vibrant looks.  Very realistic and must haves if you like to landscape your homes for the seasons.   The wild flowers in front of the palm trees are from Heart, and are called angel trumpets.  They are just so pretty, and really wonderful to use to brighten up your landscaping.

Enjoy ♥

Credits:
DaD “Paradise Resort” v.1.0 c/m @ FaMESHed

KraftWork Nautical Bar Set . Outdoor Table
KraftWork Nautical Bar Set . Cotton Bench
KraftWork Nautical Bar Set . Champagne Tray
KraftWork Nautical Bar Set . Beach Clutter

KraftWork Seaside Shed . Bench & Pillows
KraftWork Seaside Shed . Mini Wicker Boat
KraftWork Seaside Shed . Fisher Plate Dark Wall Decor
KraftWork Seaside Shed . Fisher Plate Light Wall Decor
KraftWork Seaside Shed . Olive Tree
KraftWork Seaside Shed . Wicker Buoy Wall Decor
KraftWork Seaside Shed . Succulent Vase

Nutmeg. Serene Poolside Sun Lounger w/Towel Adult
Nutmeg. Serene Poolside Her Flip Flops Bonus
Nutmeg. Serene Poolside Sun Hat Bonus
Nutmeg. Serene Poolside Orange Juice Bonus
Nutmeg. Serene Poolside Sun Lounger Adult
Nutmeg. In Bloom Partition

Boho wall art by Myrrine

:Fanatik Architecture: Palm 5 Double natural
:Fanatik Architecture: Palm 7 natural
:Fanatik Architecture: Palm 8 natural
:Fanatik Architecture: Palm 11 vibrant

Heart – WildFlowers – Angel Trumpet – Yellow 7 @ FaMESHed
Heart – WildFlowers – Angel Trumpet – Blue 7
Heart – WildFlowers – Angel Trumpet – Pink 7
Heart – WildFlowers – Angel Trumpet – Yellow 4

(Fundati) Northern Rock III
(Fundati) Beach Land Ground Patch
(Fundati) Sand Beaches II with rocks
(Fundati) WATER FLOW
(Fundati) Beach Dunes VII

Events · Home · Landscaping

The Windburrow

It is a quick one today.  I’m showcasing a new release by HISA out today at the Wizarding Faire.  It’s a charming home, with a land impact of 444.  You get lots of rooms, and vaulted ceilings, rustic walls, stained glass windows and exposed wooden beams.  It’s worth checking out.  I’m using the rustic walls from Fanatik, which were great for the look that I wanted to create.  I’m also using the steps from the land shapes set.  You have lots of options on how to utilize the items, so really great buy.   The wild grasses and field of flowers are from Finca.

As always, everything used is below.

Enjoy ♥

Credits:
HISA – The Windburrow – @ Wizarding Faire {opens 7 August}

:FANATIK: RUSTIC WALLS 
:FANATIK: LAND SHAPES Stairs 02

FINCA – wildgrass dark petals hf round
FINCA – wildgrass dark sq
FINCA – flower field

LOVE – WYCH ELM TREE – LARGE
LOVE – WYCH ELM TREE – small grouping
LOVE – COTTAGE TREE
LOVE – COTTAGE TREE – LARGE
LOVE – CRACK WILLOW – OLD – BREEZY
LOVE – WINDSWEPT GRASSES
LOVE – FANTASY DEER – PRINCES OF THE FOREST 2
LOVE – FANTASY DEER – PRINCES OF THE FOREST 3

Events · Furniture · Gacha · Home · Landscaping

Summer camping

One of the things that I miss about having a homestead from my early days on Second Life is the ability to change the terrain environment. I really enjoy the parcel that I’m on now, it’s peaceful and has been absolutely perfect for my needs. The only drawback is not being able to change the terrain. Luckily, one of the ways to go around this is by using land shapes. Not only has it been perfect to hide some of the terrain, it’s also great to build an ideal landscape with different shapes such as rocks, ramps, hills or slopes.

Today I’m featuring the rock walls from Fanatik’s land shapes package. The set has everything you could ever want to transform your land into something unique and beautiful. It has beach rocks, boulders, erosion, islands, ramps, slopes, stairs, terraces and the rock walls. They all have texture change options, which is really a wonderful option for those who like to change their land with the seasons. You can find this land shapes set at the main store. You truly will not be disappointed.

My picture evolved from also wanting to showcase the trees and teepee from FINCA. The theme of summer camping was easy to imagine as it’s the name (Summer Camp), of the event where these items can be found. Teepee has color options by Hud. This would be my vision for a wonderful camping trip.

Enjoy ♥

Credits:
:FANATIK: LAND SHAPES RockWalls @ Mainstore

FINCA – Teepee ::Rezz:: @ Summer Camp Event
FINCA – Woodtrees

HISA – Greenery Shrubs 2 – dark

FINCA – pond leaves I – (common) MOD/TRANSFER
FINCA – pond lotus dark rare II MOD/TRANSFER
FINCA – pond lotus white light rare I MOD/TRANSFER
FINCA – pond leaves dark (common) MOD/TRANSFER

Hayabusa Design – Field 2 of Seaweed M4 v1-1 T5

[VALR] Swamp / Cattails Grass {
[VALR] Prarie Grass Green

3D Trees – marsh plant 02 C/M

LOVE – REAL POND WEED

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Escape outdoors

Credits:

[-BLUE SKY-] Augustine Chair – Dark [A] @ Summerfest 21′
[-BLUE SKY-] Augustine Sectional – Corner – Dark (pillow) [A]
[-BLUE SKY-] Augustine Sectional – Slipper – Dark [A]
[-BLUE SKY-] Augustine Sectional – Left End – Dark (pillow) [A]
[-BLUE SKY-] Augustine Chair – Dark (pillow) [A]
[-BLUE SKY-] Augustine Ottoman – Dark (pillow) [A]

[Cinoe] Escape doors – Blue Hawaii @ Summerfest 21′
[Cinoe] Escape doors – Blue lagoon

[CC] Green Wall Cabinet- Aged Wood, No Lights @ Summerfest 21′

DISORDERLY. / Summer Clutter / Books @ Summerfest 21′

Second Spaces – Live Loud – lanterns

brocante. flamingo bust @ Summerfest 21′

{vespertine} – hanging orchid basket @ Summerfest 21′
{vespertine} – potted hibiscus / yellow

Junk Food – Banjo (Rez) 3li
Junk Food – Slap Flyswatter (Pink) Rez 1li

KraftWork Skye Gazebo

LB_BeachPalm*Double{Animated}

:Fanatik Architecture: Rocks & Cliffs WALES Rock 4

Events · Furniture · Home

Time to sit back and reflect

It seems we are leaving the fall season behind and it is time to jump into the winter and Christmas decorating scene.  Today I bring you a little holiday cheer with the gold ceramic houses display and wreath and lots of wonderful new decor for your homes.

May the season be full of blessings for you. ♥

Credits:
Apple Fall Ariana Glass Cabinet – Charcoal *NEW*

Fancy Decor: Brynn Clay Pots @ Collabor88
Fancy Decor: Brynn Raised Artwork (texture change) @ Collabor88
Fancy Decor: Brynn Sconce Light (texture change) @ Collabor88
Fancy Decor: Brynn Concrete Mail Tray @ Collabor88
Fancy Decor: Brynn Console (texture change) @ Collabor88

Fancy Decor: Leah Sculpture @ Anthem 

Loft & Aria – Emerson Armchair With Ottoman V1 (PG) @ Collabor88
Loft & Aria – Emerson Floor Lamp @ Collabor88
Loft & Aria – Emerson Arch Vase @ Collabor88
Loft & Aria – Emerson Short Vase @ Collabor88
Loft & Aria – Emerson Vase @ Collabor88
Loft & Aria– Latgo Rug @ Collabor88
Loft & Aria – Emerson Side Table @ Collabor88

+Half-Deer+ Mini Ceramic House – Gold – Short A @ Anthem
+Half-Deer+ Mini Ceramic House – Gold – Tall A @ Anthem
+Half-Deer+ Mini Ceramic Village – Gold – Softlinked @ Anthem
+Half-Deer+ Mini Ceramic House – Gold – Short B @ Anthem
+Half-Deer+ Mini Ceramic House – Gold – Tall B @ Anthem
+Half-Deer+ Mini Ceramic Tree – Gold A (lights) @ Anthem
+Half-Deer+ Mini Ceramic Tree – Gold B (lights) @ Anthem

Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 11
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 6
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 2
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 13
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 7
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 10
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 1

Apple Fall Argentinian Malbec
Apple Fall Wine Glasses

[Con.] Kurt Fireplace – Dark

Foxwood – Fuzzy pup – lay @ Kustom9

Ariskea[Cashew] Autumn Wreath [Cerise]

:Fanatik Architecture: FARNSWORTH

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Wild mountain hideout

Good morning.  Reality always hits when you have to get up for work and you really need at least another hour of sleep.  Today I’m featuring a new release by Trompe Loeil, which I placed a description just below credits.  Not shown in this picture, is a built-in kitchen, with animations for those looking for a role-play experience.  I’m also featuring new rocks by Pandemonium.  They are a cluster of rocks that have 5 different base  textures.  For my picture I supersized some of the rocks, which does affect land impact.

Have a great start to the week. ♥

Credits:
Trompe Loeil – Daley Modern Farmhouse @ FaMESHed

Tall Rocks, Gray, Dark Gravel by +PANDEMONIUM {Mainstore Release}

Wild Mountain Pines by Heart Garden

Cube Republic Mountain Pines

:Fanatik Architecture: ROCKS 2018 {background rocks}

The Daley Modern Farmhouse features a welcoming wraparound concrete patio, elevated with three stairways for access. Enter the living room through several sets of glass double doors and take in the focal point: an oversized combination fireplace and waterfall fountain, set against a slab of natural stone! On the reverse side, firewood inset into the chimney structure makes for an eye-catching display. Take a stroll into the built-in kitchen with working sink and sink animations, and check out the three private rooms (one in the kitchen area and two upstairs). Grab the matching Snow Add-On and get cozy through the rest of the winter! Footprint is approximately 30 meters by 26 meters.

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Boracay

If you’ve been around for a while you will recognize the name rebourne.  The brand was known for some of the most creative homes on the grid.  They took a long break and are now back with a new release, the Boracay.

Visit their demo location for a full view.

Credits:
*Boracay by rebourne PrefabsFaMESHed

Water System by Studio Skye
Alligator Apple Bush by Studio Skye
Palm {side one} by Studio Skye

[Merak] – Old Rowboat Blue (without sand)

Kilda {modded} by Fanatik