Valentines in Florence


Happy February 1st ! I would say that it meant Valentines Day was nearly upon us, but let’s be honest, we have all been looking at Valentines decor and candy in the stores since well before Christmas. Sadly, this is a phenomenon we commented on before Christmas as well. All this ‘ lead up ‘ to holidays feels like it is taking more and more away from the holiday itself. By the time the actual holiday rolls around, we are sick of looking at its paraphernalia.

The above is why we chose to accentuate the NATURI – Florence Bedroom Set with the Valentines spirit, instead of overloading you with the red and pink smushiness. Fear not tho if your desire is to set a romantic scene full of Valentines Day spirit, the set includes texture change HUD allowing you over 100 possible texture combinations to suit!


FEATURED

NATURI – Florence – Bed End Bench
NATURI – Florence – Dry Plant Arrangement (3)
NATURI – Florence – Bed Side Lamp
NATURI – Florence – Bed
NATURI – Florence – Marble Table (3)
NATURI – Florence – Wall Art
NATURI – Valentines Balloon (3)
The Green Door – Kendall Skybox
What Next – Maison Drapes
What Next – Picture Gallery Frames (Classic)
What Next – Safi Rug (natural)

ALSO SHOWN

Fantasy Illumination – Curly Roses Petals Light
Your Dreams – Rustic Industrial Bedroom – Dresser


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Outside In


It is not often that we manage to do an entire post using nothing but featured sponsor items, but when they all go together as beautifully as this, who could resist ?

It is funny how things come together innit? It was certainly a realization out of left field for Troy and I (Prin) when we got together 2 years ago today. Not only did it come out of left field, but we did not even realize we were standing in the field to get smacked by it in the first place. Beth and Kait had to have ‘the talk’ with us both and say ” DUH ! ” before we would even admit to ourselves let alone each other, that what we had, was more than we were willing to admit it was.

2 years ago today, we realized that what we were feeling was far more than butterflies fluttering around. What we had was full grown hippos in tutu’s and dancing penguins on parade. We still refer to penguins and hippos whenever our stomachs feel that familiar parade of emotion.

I wanted to take a moment and give you a bit more detail on the Cerridwens Cauldron – Vivarium Tile set that is available at Uber. I loved the overall look of these tiles as flooring under the patio, but it does make it hard for you to see them well. They pair beautifully with matching wood shades of the Green Wall Cabinet and Coral Tank Showcase, as you can see above.


There are 3 types of tiles available in the set. Swamp Tiles with swaying flora, with a menu option to turn the moving off. Light tiles and solid tiles allow you to mix and match to achieve your favorite look.

Light- Affects only the Light Panel Tile- Turns on/off the big center light panel. The panel has projected lighting if you have advanced lighting on. The light color will match the panel color.

TileGlow-ON/OFF switch. Affects the glowing strips and decorative corner lights in all panels.

Twinkles- ON/OFF switch. Affects only the swamp vivarium panel. Turns on/off the twinkles inside the panel, no advanced lighting necessary

PlantGlow- ON/OFF switch. Affects only the swamp vivarium panel. Turns on/off the glow on the plants inside the panel, no advanced lighting necessary

PlantSway-ON/OFF switch. Affects only the swamp vivarium panel. Turns on/off the gentle plant swaying in the plants

LightColor- Affects only the light panel tile. Takes you to the light color selection sub-menu, where you can choose from 10 different colors for the tile/light

GlowColor- Affects all the tiles. Takes you to the light color selection sub-menu, where you can choose from 10 different colors for the tiles glowing strips and corner decorative lights.

ScriptDel- Will delete the scripts after a warning confirmation message. Once you have deleted the script you will not be able to do any further changes to the showcase.


There are 5 wood choices, Aged Wood, Bamboo (fatpack Bonus), Teak,Walnut,Weathered Maple


FEATURED

Cerridwens Cauldron – Coral Tank Showcase
Cerridwens Cauldron – Green Wall Cabinet
Cerridwens Cauldron – Vivarium Tile @ Uber
GOOSE – Sophia Garden Set
What Next – Balboa Screen
What Next – Malia Lanterns
What Next – Paradise House Plants


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Cottage Christmas


Christmas comes in all colors, and for some that even includes pink. When we were growing up, our grandmother used to change the theme of her Christmas Tree each year. We can remember Blue and Silver, Red and Gold, Bird and Pine Cones, Ribbons and Lace, White and Crystal, just to name a few. Then there were the years that she mixed and matched among all of the previous themes, which were all packed away and labeled according to color / theme so they were easy to find in future years.

As our Grandmother has gotten older, and all of us grandchildren have too, the scale of her decorating has gradually become smaller. She has passed down many of the ornaments to children and grandchildren, who now hang those on their own trees. This year, we will help her decorate the small tree in the dining room with the small collection of ornaments she chose to keep, and hang the wreathes on the windows and doors. The traditions have been weeded down to just those few that she can manage and has the energy for, but those few are still holding strong.


FEATURED

Bee Designs – Winter Dreams Christmas Tree @ Christmas Lane
Bloom – Ingrid Book Corner
Bloom – Leslie Sofa
Noveny – Christmas Lantern
Noveny – Mini Xmas Village

ALSO SHOWN

The Green Door – Hoffman Cottage
LouChara – Chilly Nights Rug
Dreamland Designs – Cary Desk Set
What Next – Amelie Coffee Table
What Next – Maison Drapes


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Keep Them Warm


For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, things are getting colder, so it is a good time to remember that if you are cold, your animals are cold too. We are quite aware that not all animals are indoor pets, but that does not mean they should be left to fend for themselves without adequate shelter.

These Cocker Spaniels ( the sleepers ) and King Charles Spaniels ( the playful ones ) from Jian are absolutely thrilled to be inside the Hoffman Cottage from The Green Door.

Chez Moi has released the warm and cozy Belem Xmas Set for Cosmopolitan till December 10th. The ZAKER – Ginette Set is a Mainstore release for FARMERS MARKET.


FEATURED

CHEZ MOI – Belem Xmas Set @ Cosmopolitan
ZAKER – Ginette Set @ Farmers Market Mainstore Event
JIAN – King Charles Spaniel – Floor Snoozer
JIAN – King Charles Spaniel – Upside Down Sleeper
JIAN – Cocker Spaniel Collection – Wanderer

ALSO SHOWN

The Green Door – Hoffman Cottage
Elm – Laurel’s Kitchen Kettle White
Dreamland Designs – Eve Christmas Wreath
What Next – Maison Drapes
Nutmeg – Neat Wall Frames
FINCA – Small Log Wall
FINCA – Stove Tools Set
Muniick – Lorraine Vintage Braided Rug


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Waiting On Santy Paws


Tis the last day of November, and since Thanksgiving has come and passed, it is now perfectly acceptable to start putting up your Christmas decor. Those that insist on putting it up before Thanksgiving, are just a bunch of heathens!

Today’s post was inspired by our mothers cat Toby. It takes more time for her to put the tree up than it does for him to find a comfy spot for a nap. Unlike the real life version, I forgot to leave the ornaments off till they got bored of the tree.

The Inspiration.


FEATURED

Jian – Cat Collection Fatpack
Lagom – Minna Apartment
Lagom – Modern Kitty Tree Fatpack
SQUARE – Snake Planters
Zaker – Chiara Livingroom Set
Zaker – Christmas Tree @ Dubai Event

ALSO SHOWN

MeshCow – Crumpled Paper
Half-Deer – Christmas Garland II
What Next – Picture Gallery Frames
What Next – White Blind


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Decking The Halls


Deck the Halls” (originally titled “Deck the Hall“) is a traditional Christmas Carol. The melody is Welsh, dating back to the sixteenth century, and belongs to a winter carol, “Nos Galan”, while the English lyrics, written by the Scottish musician Thomas Oliphant, date to 1862.

Deck the hall with boughs of holly,
‘Tis the season to be jolly,
Fill the meadcup, drain the barrel,
Troul the ancient Yuletide carol,

See the flowing bowl before us,
Strike the harp, and join in chorus:
Follow me in merry measure,
While I sing of beauty’s treasure.

Fast away the old year passes,
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses:
Laughing quaffing all together,
Heedless of the wind and weather.

The English lyrics by Oliphant, as published in 1862


FEATURED

CHEZ MOI – Romano Living Room Set @ ACCESS
The Green Door – Kendall Skybox
Noveny – Deer Head
Noveny – Christmas Candles Set

ALSO SHOWN

Apple Fall – Annan Reclaimed Frame
Apple Fall – Books & Map
Apple Fall – Books w/ Camera
Apple Fall – Ceramic Chubby Squirrel
Apple Fall – Globe w/ Books – Cream
Apple Fall – Jar Candle – Sapphire Musk
Apple Fall – Shoeboxes
Apple Fall – Stacked Magazines
Apple Fall – Star Light
Dust Bunny & Consignment – Adaline Living Room Cabinet
FARMHOUSE – Ring Curtains – Buffalo Plaid
Muniick – Lorraine Vintage Braided Rug
What Next – Sierra Blanket Box


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The Chi Life


This trio of tiny terrors are all the proof anyone needs that size does not matter when it comes to how vicious you are. While a deep throated growl and woof from a large breed may make you pause in your tracks, the high pitched yapping of a pack of little dogs makes me think of a loud school of piranha. Death from the ankles down !

While I know some of you are very anti pets on beds, these Classic Chihuahuas and their pearl collar and blanket accessories from JIAN clearly think this entire Thathorn Bedroom set from InkMe at MANCAVE is for them.


FEATURED

InkMe – Thathorn BedRoom @ MANCAVE
JIAN – Classic Chihuahuas Unpacker HUD
JIAN – Classic Accessory Chihuahuas


ALSO SHOWN

The Green Door – Kendall Skybox
FARMHOUSE – Valance Velvet – Lights
What Next – Maison Table Lamp
What Next – Fiddle Leaf Plant
Merak – Canvas Sneakers Decor


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Cozy Hibernation


Days of Thanksgiving #22

Today we give thanks for a life that feels ‘just right’. Yes, there are always going to be things we wish could be better, that is inevitable no matter what life brings you, but life feels good right now. Our life with Troy has reached a place where we can see the future together, we are planning our first RL visit next fall. This is something that we never, ever, allowed ourselves to even dream about when we started, or even 2 years ago. Life is not perfect, but it still feels good.

The Jian Bears sure do feel like things are just right for their winter hibernation on the Chez Moi Yara Rattan Bed and DICTATORSHOP Heritage Bench.


FEATURED

CHEZ MOI – Yara Rattan Bed
DICTATORSHOP – Heritage Bench
Jian – Bear Collection

ALSO SHOWN

Fetch – Florence Table
Floorplan – framed cross-stitch / alone
Floorplan – framed cross-stitch / cry
HEXtraordinary – Victorian Cat Lamp
Kres – Pegboard Heroes – 10
Merak – Three Pillows
Merak – Blankets and Pillow Stack
Pitaya – Classic Rugs – Printed 04
What Next – Maison Drapes
What Next – White Blind
Your Dreams – Dua bedroom – Iron Fireplace
Your Dreams – Dua bedroom – Nightstand


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Warm Country Home


Days of Thanksgiving #21.

Today we are extremely thankful for our Lister-Lake family, who are currently in Arizona basking in the glow of their recent RL wedding, and the upcoming bigger ceremony wedding! We can not even begin to express how happy we are for them, and look forward to being even closer family as we all move forward together !

The LouChara – Neve Living Room offers the classic south west look with a modern rustic vibe. You can get your very own at the Beauty Event from November 21 – December 11.


FEATURED

LouChara – Neve Living Room @ Beauty Event

ALSO SHOWN

The Green Door – Bently House
CHEZ MOI – Firewood Holder
SQUARE – KIA Lips Decor Blk
Black Sand – Buddha Love Light
Black Sand – Buddha Head Statue
Black Sand – Ganso Goose Decor A
Consignment – Groves Modular Bookcase
Cheeky Pea – Country Home Console
Dust Bunny – Stay Awhile Entryway Hanger
Your Dreams – Montebello Bedroom – Decorated Boxes
What Next – Soup & Sandwich
What Next – Picture Gallery Frames


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Sittin Pretty

Days of Thanksgiving #20.

Today we are thankful for being Anatine’s ! In 2019 Kait became Jenny’s Wifey Dos in a beautifully public wed-o-matic ceremony in the middle of a fundraiser, and we all became married by proxy. We are all so very grateful for this crazy family we found ourselves married into, and would not have it any other way.

This wonderfully pink Peninver Floating Wall Closet Set from Why Not ? may be slightly high in LI, but that is because it is stocked right full with decor and detail. The floating closet also comes empty, which significantly lowers the land impact, and allows you to use your own items to stock it.


FEATURED

Why Not ? – Peninver Floating Wall Closet Set

ALSO SHOWN

SQUARE – Velvet curtains L Pastels
What Next – White Blind
What Next – Picture Gallery Frames
Moss&Mink – Plant – Hostas


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