Stockings Were Hung

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds;
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave a lustre of midday to objects below,
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer,
With a little old driver so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
“Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”
As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the housetop the coursers they flew
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too—
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly
That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight—
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

A Visit from St. Nicholas
By Clement Clarke Moore


The Green Door – Beecham Cottage Skybox
Bloom – Linara Sofa
Bloom – Christmas Chair
Bloom – Christmas Double Wall Sign
Bloom – Christmas Wall Deco
Bloom – Trees


Apple Fall – Books w/ Camera
Apple Fall – Decorative Artichokes
Apple Fall – Enamel Teapot – White
Apple Fall – Jar Candle – Olive & Sage, Closed
Apple Fall – Leather Moccasins
Apple Fall – Macarons on Sketchbook
Apple Fall – Magazine Files
Apple Fall – Original Artwork: Dark Side of The Moon
Apple Fall – Shoeboxes
Apple Fall – Stacked Magazines
Ariskea – [December] Mason jar Candy – Decor Version
Ariskea – [June] Group gift Terrarium
Ariskea – [SilentNight] Snow Globe & Music
BROKEN ARROWS – Farm Christmas – Tree Basket – Light
Bygone – Garland Pepper & Pomegranate
CELESTE – Creepy Succulent Cauldron – Red
DRD – Rustic Refurbished shelf
Half-Deer – Christmas Stocking – PomPom (Green-Knit)
Half-Deer – Christmas Stocking – PomPom (Red-Knit)
KraftWork – Madrid Collection . Bookshelf
KraftWork + Pitaya – Reading Nook. Books
LouChara – Neve Coffee Table
Pitaya – Classic Rugs – Red
Pitaya – Farm Curtains 04 (two faces)
Pitaya – Santa Express – Special Ed. Red bag
Why Not ? – Ullapool Christmas Tree

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That Kid Life

Days of Thanksgiving #9

Today we are giving thanks for our amazing children, Mina, Eoin, Aryn, Paxton, Elijah, Ollie, Shelby & Artie. While the photo may be full of the kitty variety, and while our children may behave like animals a great deal of the time, they really are more than one handful, so it is a good thing we have multiple sets of hands.

With all these paws and claws, perhaps the Leather Livingroom Set from Noveny was not the best choice for family gatherings, but it is just too comfy to pass up, and the kitties all love the Cat Gym, also at the Noveny mainstore.

Be My Mannequin has our full hands covered with two different poses today. Fancy A Slice and Master of Puppets are both available at the mainstore. Very slight modifications were made to poses to adjust for wrist and neck angles.

Lilleth Mills has knocked it out of the part with the new Slashed set, available at the mainstore. Sets are sold by body and there are 3 color packs to choose from.


Lilleth Mills – Slashed
Noveny – Cat Gym
Noveny – Leather Livingroom Set
Be My Mannequin – Fancy A Slice*
Be My Mannequin – Master Of Puppets*


Reborn – Juicy Boobs
Reborn – Juicy Rolls
Maze Mods – Soft Thighs
Monso – Maytika Hair


BeSpoke – Lion Mica
Exile – Future Outcasts
Apricot Paws – Feety Peets
Apricot Paws – Handy Paws
Catseye – Bento Tail – Tufted
Tiller – Athletic Shirt – Lion
Deadwool – Kojima Jeans


Trompe Loeil – Camden Cove
Pitaya – Classic Rugs – Clean Beige
Pitaya – Farm Curtains
DRD – Rustic Refurbished shelf
JIAN – Lion Cub
JIAN – Kitten Clingers
JIAN – Ragdoll Cat
JIAN – Forest Cat
JIAN – Kitty Shelving
JIAN – Sleeping Kitty Pillow


Arysta – Be My Mannequin – Fancy A Slice*
Troy – Be My Mannequin – Master Of Puppets*

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Our Hollowed Home

Recently we had a conversation with one of our SL sisters about decorating for the holidays, and we had to chuckle about how we have no patience for decorating in RL, but love doing it in SL. When it comes to holiday decor we have an attention span of about 2 weeks, unfortunately commercialism thinks it needs to shove every holiday down your throat 3 months before it gets here, so by the time the holiday actually comes around, you have zero desire to put it up, only to have to take it all back down again in 2 weeks.

Thankfully in SL, decorating and redecorating is as easy as a click of the mouse, and an inventory search for keywords, or if you have a Kait, just find the appropriately named holiday folder in your #Seasonal Decor folder.

I was so excited to see the Kendrick Cabin from The Green Door for TLC. You can pick it up yourself at TLC from October 18th – November 10th. The Kendrick Cabin is a cozy wood cabin with one bedroom, a kitchen/dining area, living area and bathroom. Features the home control system for security and texture change. Only 80 LI, copy/mod.

The cabin makes the perfect rural home for this InkMe Deads and Ghosts set which you can pick up at Halloweentown. The set comes with gravestones, floating ghosts, hanging skeletons, covered bodies, a giant skull and jack-o-lanterns. While you are over at Halloweentown, be sure and check out all of the other spooky holiday items, as well as seasonal fall items too.

I could not resist doing a larger staging of the cabin for my own enjoyment, and decided to include them for inspiration for you all too ! I hope you enjoy !


The Green Door – Kendrick Cabin @ TLC
InkMe – Deads and ghosts B @ Halloweentown


Apple Fall – Pumpkin Harvest Wreath
Bee Designs – Halloween Living room
Fapple – Barrel with Pumpkins
Lunaria – Harvest Fence
NACH – Halloween Welcome Mat
Noveny – Pumpkin Scarecrow – Red
What Next – Autumn Leaves Garland
What Next – Happy Fall Banner


ACORN – Sink Brush Jug
ACORN – Sink Plug
ACORN – Soap Dish Jug
ACORN – Vintage Style Dish Rack
Alouette – Basil Plant – Potted *Discontinued
ARIA – Savannah Roman Blinds
BROKEN ARROWS – Anne Kitchen – Bowls (Porcelain/Text)
Cheeky Pea – Country Home Console
Consignment – Catia Kitchen – Microwave
DRD – Rustic Refurbished shelf
Dust Bunny – laundry room cabinets
Dust Bunny – potted bromeliad
Hive – modern farmhouse kitchen cabinets
KraftWork – Kitchen Clutter – Can Food
KraftWork – Kitchen Clutter – Can Food Pile (Gold)
KraftWork – Kitchen Clutter – Closed Basket Blue
KraftWork – Kitchen Clutter – Coffee
KraftWork – Kitchen Clutter – Dill
KraftWork – Kitchen Clutter – Glasses (Gold)
KraftWork – Kitchen Clutter – Granola
KraftWork – Kitchen Clutter – Herbs Basket (Gold)
KraftWork – Kitchen Clutter – Paper Towel Basket (Gold)
KraftWork – Kitchen Clutter – Paprika
KraftWork – Kitchen Clutter – Plate Pile
KraftWork – Kitchen Clutter – Quinoa
KraftWork – Kitchen Clutter – Rice
KraftWork – Kitchen Clutter – Spaghetti
KraftWork – Kitchen Clutter – Thyme
KraftWork – Kitchen Clutter – Wheat
What Next – Dotty Cookie Jar
What Next – Patisserie Kitchen Mixer
What Next – Patisserie Kitchen Utensils
Why Not ? – Airntully Floor Rug
Why Not ? – Carberry Country Kitchen Rugs
Why Not ? – Tarvie Dining Table
Your Dreams – Ambrosial Kitchen – Red Big casserole
Your Dreams – Ambrosial Kitchen – Fruit iron basket
Your Dreams – Ambrosial Kitchen – Rug
Your Dreams – Apartment kitchen – – Cutlery pot
Your Dreams – Apartment kitchen – Blender Green
Your Dreams – Apartment kitchen – Rug
Your Dreams – Classic Kitchen – Big Pan
Your Dreams – Dream Home kitchen – Egg basket
Your Dreams – Dream kitchen – Coffee machine


Bee Designs – fall for you 03
Bee Designs – fall for you 05
Bee Designs – fall for you 06
Black King By Fabio Castelli (Original Art)
BTW – Gnomey Fall Frame (Brown)
Cullum Writer – Seduction (Original Art)
Dust Bunny – laundry room clutter . hanging tote bag
Dust Bunny – potted cheese plant
Dust Bunny – spotted begonia
Fetch – Szalina Curtain
FINCA – fall penant (group gift)
Floorplan – jack’s scattered manuscript
LouChara – Hello Autumn Bench
LouChara – Hello Autumn Decor
What Next – Brixton Bakers Rack
Why Not ? – Achnacraig Wall Shelf
Why Not ? – Applecross Livingroom Wall Art Frames
Why Not ? – Bracklinn Fall Rug
Why Not ? – Glenearn Arm Chair
Why Not ? – Glenearn Basket Plant
Why Not ? – Glenearn Basket Plant
Why Not ? – Glenearn Book Shelf {L}
Why Not ? – Glenearn Book Shelf {R}
Why Not ? – Glenearn Cat Nap Decor
Why Not ? – Glenearn Fire place Decor
Why Not ? – Glenearn Giraffe Planters
Why Not ? – Glenearn Ornamental Pot
Why Not ? – Glenearn Ottoman
Why Not ? – Glenearn Side Board
Why Not ? – Glenearn Sofa
Why Not ? – Glenfarg Wall Art C
Why Not ? – Lochrin Wall Shelf 1
Why Not ? – Lochrin Wall Shelf 2
Your Dreams – Lattissima Coffee Bar – Old apple frame
Your Dreams – Lattissima Coffee Bar – Old lemon frame

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Magic Touch

No one does such a wide variety of fantasy like Elicio Ember of Cerredwins Cauldron. One of my favorite stores to blog for, I never know what to expect from one release to the next. His creative imagination is a never ending roller coaster of awesome.

Just a few days ago I showed you the stunning Fabulous Planet Orb and today we switch gears for these breathtaking Crystal Pan Horns which you can find at The Guild Hallows Aftermath. Available in male or female, these horns allow you to change the main color as well as the glow color of the horns, the large crystals and the small crystals individually for a completely custom look.


Cerridwens Cauldron – Crystal Pan Horns @ The Guild Hallows Aftermath


Quills & Curiosities – Maledictus Specula @ The Guild Hallows Aftermath


Cerridwens Cauldron – Magic Crystal Lamp
Cerridwens Cauldron – The Guardian Statue v2
Cerridwens Cauldron – Story Bearer Statue
Cerridwens Cauldron – Crystal Outcropping – Dragonfruit
Cerridwens Cauldron – Crystal Outcropping – Dusk


DRD – Voodoo Shoppe


Nuve – Amanda Skin – Snow
Izzies – Cleavage (saggy)
Samia – PIA CAT Eyes Set 1
RAMA SALON – Kim Jen Hair
Polar<3Bunny – Nekomata Eyeliner
Polar<3Bunny – Nekomata Face Paint


Extra – Clairvoyant

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