Thursday, November 16, 2017

Home is where... Featuring Kaerri @ Swank, De(c)ocrate, Fancy Decor, The Loft and Scarlet Creative

This week has literally been FILLED with doctor's appointments for myself and for the kids, which means I have put over 200 miles on the car in 4 days and I feel like I haven't had a moment to sit and breathe! But yesterday brought great news in regards to my health, so that is a huge weight off the whole family's shoulders and now we can focus on the medical issues going on with the oldest boy. Having to go through all kinds of tests at 19 was not my wish for my child, and I am very worried because it was at the exact same age that my autoimmune issues reared their ugly head. Lots of blood tests, more heart tests and lots of shaken nerves and long nights has been the theme of our Fall. So with fingers crossed, positive thoughts and lots of cozy nights with the family planned for the next couple of weeks, is how we deal with this new hurdle. With that in mind, I started thinking about picking up a sign for the house, with a quote about family and I found the perfect quote, now just to find the sign or make it myself! The boys would LOVE that project on top of the floor next weekend! LOL
Home is where LOVE resides,

Memories are CREATED,

Friends are always WELCOME,

and FAMILY is forever.
And all of this made me finally put down a home on my land and started to decorate it again, which meant De(c)ocrate has become a part of my life, and OMG I got so excited when I got my first box this month and just had to incorporate a few goodies into this scene inspired by the GORGEOUS new living room collection from Kaerri, currently at the Swank event.

Home is where...

The Decor Details

Build - Scarlet Creative - Sylvia House @ Collabor88

Fireplace, Egyptian Bust, Chairs, Tables, Sofa, Flowers, Bowl, Vases, Deco, Lamp, Curtains, Rug - Kaerri - Jewel Collection @ Swank

Wall Art - The Loft - Morgan Mirror @ Collabor88

Candles on Mantle - Ilorsen - Galatea Candles @ De(c)ocrate - November

Tea Light on Coffee Table - Sari Sari - Old Chamberstick @ De(c)ocrate - November

Book and Mug - Serenity Style - Jojo Cozy Book & Mug @ De(c)ocrate - November

Slippers - Serenity Style - Jojo Cozy Slippers @ De(c)ocrate - November

Grandfather Clock - Fancy Decor - Grandfather Clock @ FaMESHed

Every piece in this scene is exquisitely created with fantastic textures and wonderful details, making it a perfect addition to any home. Pick and choose your pieces or start with the complete set from Kaerri and then add your own touches and create your one of a kind space for your family and friends to create amazing memories!!

Have a wonderfully wicked rest of your day and remember to always stay true to your style and make today's trends in fashion and home decor work for you!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Remember, YOU are the fairest of them all! - Featuring Bee Designs @ Enchantment

For years now I have been thankful that I didn't have a girl to try and raise in this world with all the fat shaming and body hating that seems to enter into every facet of our lives. I have been thin, I have been heavy, I have been fit and I have been somewhere in the middle, and it didn't matter the size, the problems with my body were always there; and the more I hated the body I was in, the more it revolted against me and the more I hated it. One day I made a choice to change everything about my life, including what I said in the mirror, because I learned I had to love myself first and foremost. You have to look in the mirror and tell it who is the fairest of them all, YOU!

Fairest of them all

Snow White is the theme for the newest round of Enchantment, which runs through the end of the month, and as I am sure you can imagine, there are all kinds of wonderful goodies for you to peruse! And you won't be disappointed when you see the new Snow White's Bedroom collection from Bee Designs. The entire set has fantastic little details, all pointing back to the original fairy tale, including the apples, photos of the dwarfs, castle bed to dream away the nights and of course the haunting mirror we are all so familiar with. Maybe in this story, Snow White never has to ask who the fairest of them all, because she knows its her!

Remember you are the fairest of them all

The Decor Details

Snow White Bedroom Gacha - Bee Designs @ Enchantment
11 commons
2 Rares
Nov 11th - 30th

Build - Scarlet Creative - Moon Rise Cottage
Have a wonderfully wicked rest of your day and remember to always stay true to your style and make today's trends in fashion and home decor work for you!

Monday, November 13, 2017

The truth is rarely pure and never simple. - Oscar Wilde

I honestly have no idea where the last couple of months went, and I can't believe Thanksgiving is literally right around the corner. Our house is still in shambles but we had an incredibly productive weekend and the days after Thanksgiving will be spent putting in the new floor, which I am terribly excited about! Thirteen months after the leak was discovered we are getting the house together and in a few months it will be ready to be put up for sale, unless we decide to stay in Flagstaff for some odd reason. But all of this means we won't be having Thanksgiving at our house and the rest of the family doesn't cook, so a turkey dinner with all the fixings is not on the agenda this year, and I am a tad bit disappointed. I love the whole production like atmosphere of Thanksgiving, and its the only time of the year I get to make certain dishes I love, so I have a feeling we will be having our own turkey dinner at some point this month, since Christmas will be spent with the entire family, where I will be cooking lots of different things except a turkey! The truth is, I love the traditions, and the time with the family and I hate when things change, which means I am a bit out of sorts now after finalizing the plans for next week, and a quote from Oscar Wilde has danced through my head this morning more than once, after realizing what he meant. "The truth is rarely pure and never simple," but a photo is simple and it speaks the truth you wish to see!

The truth is rarely pure and never simple

On Friday I actually had time to head out onto the grid from my land and check out a few events, including Collabor88, FaMESHed and Fifty Linden Fridays and I am STILL trying to unpack all my goodies! Not to mention I got my De(c)ocrate and Powder Pack releases as well on Friday, since I had been away for most of the week, and all my other blogger boxes, so I had TONS of stuff to check out and I haven't gotten to them all just yet! But the first thing I had to unpack were my goodies from Collabor88 because I absolutely LOVE this new jumpsuit from Scandalize. The Anashara jumpsuit comes with several options including jacket, chains, and two versions, pearl and plain, and in a wide variety of colors as well as an ombre in every set. The jumpsuit is well designed and all the little details make it well worth the trip to Collabor88, which is also where you will find this GORGEOUS new hair from Tram, which you just have to see in person to truly appreciate, and if you are looking for a simple, yet stylish new necklace and bracelet collection then make sure you head over to The Chapter Four and see the Seeds of Metal set, by Petit Chat, for yourself, it will be well worth the trip! Each bracelet comes with a HUD offering 6 metal choices, making it incredibly versatile, as well as two length options, so it can be worn with even your most cleavage revealing ensembles!

Happy shopping and have a wonderfully wicked rest of your day!

The Fashion Details

Head - LeLutka - Simone 3.0

Body - Maitreya - Lara

Skin - Glam Affair - Federika @ Collabor88

Eyes - Avi Glam - Lure @ Powder Pack - LeLutka - August

Blush - Zibska - Fiorenza Blush @ Powder Pack - LeLutka - November

Eye Shadow - Zibska - Caterina @ Powder Pack - LeLutka - November

Lipstick - The Face - GALAXY - Make-up palette @ Powder Pack - LeLutka - November

Hair - Tram - G1025 @ Collabor88

Necklace and Bracelet - Petit Chat - Seeds of Metal @ The Chapter Four 11/4 - 11/31
HUD Driven with 6 color options

Jumpsuit - Scandalize - Anashara - Nude @ FaMESHed

Prop & Pose

Pose - An Lar Poses - The Cordelia Series @ Collabor88

Scene - SAYO - Secret Room Scene @ Collabor88