the quieter you become, the more you are able to hear…

the quieter you become, the more you are able to hear

 

Paige Outfit ~ RKKN ~ now at The Epiphany
Paige Coat
Paige Jeans
Paige Shirt ADD-on
Paige Sweater ADD-on
Paige T-Shirt ADD-on

Stella Hairstyle ~ DOUX

Lisbon Pose ~ Ana Poses

Garden Junk Set ~ Nutmeg ~ now at Shiny Shabby
Garden Junk Barrel
Garden Junk Broken Chair / 2
Garden Junk Broom
Garden Junk Brushwood
Garden Junk Bucket / 1
Garden Junk Bucket / 3
Garden Junk Milk Can
Garden Junk Net Bag Bonus Item
Garden Junk Newspaper / 1 Bonus Item
Garden Junk Stool / 2
Garden Junk Suitcase / 2
Garden Junk Water Pump
Garden Junk Wooden Pallet Bonus Item

Country House Bench w/Sage Blanket ~ Nutmeg

Trees & Grasses ~ HPMD

 

*quote by Rumi ♥

there is no real ending… it’s just the place where you stop the story

there is no real ending... it’s just the place where you stop the story

 

Garden Junk Set ~ Nutmeg ~ now at Shiny Shabby
Garden Junk Barrel
Garden Junk Broken Chair / 2
Garden Junk Broom
Garden Junk Brushwood
Garden Junk Bucket / 1
Garden Junk Bucket / 3
Garden Junk Candles
Garden Junk Milk Can
Garden Junk Net Bag Bonus Item
Garden Junk Newspaper / 1 Bonus Item
Garden Junk Newspaper / 2 Bonus Item
Garden Junk Stool / 2
Garden Junk Suitcase / 2
Garden Junk Water Pump
Garden Junk Wooden Pallet Bonus Item

Country House Bench w/Sage Blanket ~ Nutmeg

Rural Farmhouse RARE ~ Apple Fall

Trees & Grasses ~ HPMD

everyday comforts

.everyday comforts

 

Farmhouse Brunch Set ~ Nutmeg ~ now at The Food Court
Farmhouse Brunch Basil (Bonus Item)
Farmhouse Brunch Bread Basket
Farmhouse Brunch Bread Tray
Farmhouse Brunch Cloth
Farmhouse Brunch Croissants
Farmhouse Brunch Eggs
Farmhouse Brunch Pears (Bonus Items)
Farmhouse Brunch Pitcher
Farmhouse Brunch Plate Stack
Farmhouse Brunch Table (Bonus Item)
Farmhouse Brunch Tray

Old Wood Canopy Set ~ Nutmeg ~ new in Mainstore
Old Wood Canopy
Old Wood Canopy Curtain
Old Wood Canopy Lamp
Old Wood Canopy Lantern

Other Items Used by Nutmeg:
Backyard Stool Olive
Country House Bench w/Sage Blanket
Countryside Dream Preserves
Garden Getaway Table
Grandma’s Cottage Basket w/Flowers
Her Bike
Laundry Day Armchair
Old Wooden Chair
Orchard Harvest Ceramic Cups v1
Round Back Fabric Chair Stripe with Bowl
Stacked Buckets
Summer’s End Branch
Summer’s End Ladder
Summer’s End Utensil Jar
Winter Brunch Accent Stool w/Packages

Sleeping Sheltie ~ jian

Cranfield Fence ~ Apple Fall

Trees, Grasses ~ HPMD

unmaking a life

.unmaking a life6

 

Some of you know I’ve been dealing with some health issues for several months.  I’ve  really been struggling with returning to work and mostly, not dealing well with the pressures that come with being the boss. At all. Day by day, I’ve been losing all the ground I had taken in getting stronger, and started going backwards, fast. So I made a really (really) difficult decision to leave. I’ve been there for more than 20 years. I’ve moved across the country more than once, worked with thousands of people… and just like that, in about 3 more weeks, it’s over. I don’t have a safety net. Starting over with a clean slate is a great twist in a Hallmark movie. In real life – it’s pretty damn daunting.

But I’ll get healthier, and stronger – and that’s really good.
And I’m moving back home, to be with my guy and my bonus daughter – and that’s even better.

There’s a lot of life and living to create. But first, I’m unmaking 20+ years of this life.

Wish me luck.

 

credits:

West Village Mona Office Collection ~ Apple Fall ~ New in Mainstore
West Village Fiddle Leaf Fig
West Village Ginger Jar Lamp – Navy Toile
West Village Industry Office Desk – Black
West Village Mona Office Chair – Rustic Wood
West Village Stacked Art
West Village Trellis Office Rug – Navy
West Village Vintage File Drawers
West Village iFall Pro 2019 – Aluminium (gift)

West Village Saturday Sale Items ~ Apple Fall ~ New in Mainstore
West Village Aged Black Urn
West Village Hand Thrown Terracotta Urn
West Village Lily Leaves Spray
West Village Novelty Cricket Ball
West Village Painted Indian Dough Bowl
West Village Vintage Dice Decor

Other Items Used by Apple Fall:
Aspidistra in Wicker Planter
Bea Reading Chair (Canvas)
Books – Arrangement 2
Design Books
‘Elvira’ Rose Tea
Original Artwork: Cone Flower Study
Original Artwork: Pine Cone Study
Paris Apartment
Stacked Books
Times Newspaper

moving boxes ~ hive

one day spent with someone you love can change everything…

one day spent with someone you love can change everything

 

Warm Respite Set ~ Nutmeg ~ now at Shiny Shabby
Warm Respite Armchair
Warm Respite Console Table/V1
Warm Respite Books
Warm Respite Fireplace Tools
Warm Respite Fireplace/V2_1
Warm Respite Firewood Bins/V2
Warm Respite Floor Blanket
Warm Respite Lamp
Warm Respite Leather Messy Armchair
Warm Respite Ottoman Cuddle
Warm Respite Papers Bonus Item
Warm Respite Rug
Warm Respite Tray

Other Items Used by Nutmeg:
Attic Hideout Pillows Set2 Decor
December Eve Books
Disarray Old Jar Plant
Disarray Old Pitcher Lamp Linen
Flower Cherub Statue
Forgotten Library Book Pile
Forgotten Library Candlesticks
Forgotten Library Side Table
Mug Gzhel V1
ReKa. Still Life / 1
ReKa. Still Life / 3

fiddle leaf tree ~ dust bunny

Gatekeepers’ Lodge (RARE) ~ Apple Fall

welcome to my holidays

When Tiffany and Dylan asked me in November to do a Christmas House spread for the December issue of Eclipse, I thought, “No Problem! I’ve got plenty of time!” What I didn’t take into account was I was also just going back to work after being home for months dealing with my health. Once back to work… let’s just say it’s been one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever dealt with. I don’t know myself as someone who can’t anything. And most days, I just can’t a LOT.

Some of you may have noticed I haven’t posted as much. I’ve had to suspend most all blogging for now, as it’s taking all I’ve got just to work. Nights and weekends, I’m pretty much toast after working all week. I didn’t expect this. I thought I’d keep getting stronger, but it’s not going that way.

It took more than I thought it would to finish this Christmas House. I decorated a WHOLE house. It’s probably the biggest decor piece I’ve ever done. It’s my love of blogging all in one post, probably the last big post for a while. I’ll be around, and post when I can… but for now, Happy Holidays from me to you. Love the ones you love and love them well. Be grateful for your blessings, and please, take care of your health.

This whole issue of Eclipse is amazing. Give yourself a little gift and spend some time going through it. There are some gorgeous pieces, all celebrating the amazing people, creators, and photographers in Second Life. I’m so proud to be a part of this community.

Welcome to my holidays…

Outside

Items from December Eve Set by Ayla ~ now at Tannenbaum
Christmas Corner – Wood Stove
Christmas Corner – Old Suitcase w/Treats
Christmas Corner – Chair w/Blankets
Christmas Corner – Paper Tree

Items Used by Apple Fall:
Magnolia Leaf Wreath

Items Used by hive:
holly’s home RARE
fir trees

Rustic Firewood Basket by Nutmeg

Granny’s Winter Cottage – Fire Wood ~ by 8f8

wooden board / noel by floorplan ~ now at Tannenbaum

Kitchen

Kitchen Close up

Items Used by Nutmeg:
Antique Dinnerware Table
Bowls
Casserole Black
Chest of Drawers Set w/Décor
Cook Stove White
Countryside Dream Wooden Candlesticks
Handmade Shelf w/Bag
Mug Gzhel V1
Mug White
Old Frying Pans
Old Round Chair Linen w/Vine V1
Tea Kettle 2
Winter Brunch Accent Stool w/Packages
Winter Brunch Chair
Winter Brunch Crockery Set v1
Winter Brunch Rug

Items from Nutmeg’s December Eve Set ~ now at The Epiphany
December Eve Baubles
December Eve Black Plates
December Eve Chair
December Eve Chair w/Blanket Decor
December Eve Lace
December Eve Ladles
December Eve Plate Stack v2

Items Used by Apple Fall:
Althea Rug – Antique Light
Fig & Blackberry Cake
Neva’s Antique Scales
Patchwork Rug
Recipe Books
Snowdrops in Cloche
Storybook Woven Table Runner
Tea Time Tins
Tea Tins & Tea Books
Willow Plates

Items from Apple Fall’s Christmas Illustration Collection ~ now at The Liaison Collaborative
Original Artwork – Christmas Tree

Items Used by dust bunny:
gingerbread chateau – now at Kustom9
kitchen clutter . canisters . white

Items Used by hive:
baking bundle B
cozy slippers
holiday bow
holly’s home RARE
kitchen canisters
practical kitchen . sink side
secret ingredient sign

Santa Claus Décor Set by Madras – now at Tannenbaum
Gospel Décor
My Santa Claus Book Decor
Santa Claus Doll
Santa Lantern
Santa Table Décor

Holborn Hanging Ivy by YS&YS

fresh eggs sign by junk

Piano Room

Items Used by Nutmeg:
Brass Candlesticks
Dark Piano Chair Beige
Disarray Old Jar Plant
Distressed Grand Piano Dark w/ Beige Drape
Old Music Sheets. Floor
Old Music Sheets. Standing

Items Used by Apple Fall:
Althea Rug – Antique Floral
Happy Santa Figure (Berry)
Original Artwork: Hillside Manor Sketch

Items Used by dust bunny:
gingerbread carousel – now at Kustom9
vintage frames

Items Used by hive:
snowflake sign
holly’s home RARE

Wooden Snowflakes by Fancy Decor

boho curtains by junk

Living Room

Living Room Close Up

Items Used by Nutmeg:
Dacha Old Oriental Rug
Disarray Wicker Basket Light
Forgotten Library Candlesticks
Holiday Clutter Books
Holiday Clutter Stool / 1
Holiday Clutter Wooden Angel Bonus Item
Holiday Wreath
Laundry Day Slippers
Noel Table
Romanov’s Wooden Armchair (w/throw) Red

Items from Nutmeg’s December Eve Set ~ now at The Epiphany
December Eve Baubles
December Eve Books
December Eve Chest Rare
December Eve Lace
December Eve Lace Ornaments v1
December Eve Lace Ornaments v2
December Eve Lace Ornaments v3
December Eve Rope Ornaments v1
December Eve Rope Ornaments v2
December Eve Rope Ornaments v3
December Eve Vase Rare

Items Used by Apple Fall:
Antique Coffee Table
Arts & Crafts Books
Clifton Cast Iron Fireplace (White)
Joyeaux Noel
Large Candy Cane – Red
Large Present – Hearts w/ Red Ribbon
Large Present – Holly w/ Gold Ribbon
Old Windsor Chair
Stacked Books
Happy Santa Hot Cocoa Station ~ now at Mainstore for Cocoa Crawl

Items from Apple Fall’s Christmas Illustration Collection ~ now at The Liaison Collaborative
Original Artwork – Christmas Mistletoe
Original Artwork – Christmas Wreath

Items Used by dust bunny:
christmas presents . type b
present pile
toy horse
vintage sleigh . with gifts

Items Used by hive:
holiday bow
holiday quilt rack [chevron]
holly’s home RARE
noel tin train

Items Used by THOR:
Christmas DIY Ornaments Set ~ now at Tannenbaum
Clay Tag – Believe
Clay Tag – Christmas
Clay Tag – Faith
Clay Tag – Family
Clay Tag – Jingle
Clay Tag – Love
Clay Tag – Noel
Musical Star Tree Top – RARE
Paper Pop-Up Star
Paper Pop-Up Tree
Paper Reindeer
Paper Wings
Reindeer Wood Tag – Comet
Reindeer Wood Tag – Cupid
Reindeer Wood Tag – Prancer
Reindeer Wood Tag – Rudolph
Simple Lights

Items Used by Kalopsia:
Wood Sign – Noel
Wood Sign – Joyeux
Bunny Foofoo

Knob Christmas Ornaments by Schultz Bros. – now at Tannenbaum:
Knob Ornament 3
Knob Ornament 4
Knob Ornament 5
Knob Ornament 7

Callie Aged Ornaments by Serenity Style – now at Tannenbaum:
Bow Bell
Holly Bell
Waves Bell

Items Used by 8f8:
Granny’s Winter Cottage – Curtain
Granny’s Winter Cottage – Hanger

Christmas Stockings by +Half Deer+ – now at Tannenbaum

Tree Beads (RARE) by Fancy Décor – now at Tannenbaum

Pile of Christmas presents – DaD – now at Anthem

Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree by Botanical – now at Tannenbaum

Bedroom

Bedroom Close Up

Items Used by Nutmeg:
Chaise Lounge Cream w/Knitted Throw
Countryside Dream Bed Beige&White
Countryside Dream Books
Countryside Dream Knitting
Countryside Dream Open Lattice Wardrobe / 3
Countryside Dream Painting
Countryside Dream Rug / 3
Countryside Dream Stool / 1
Countryside Dream Wooden Candlesticks
Countryside Dream Wooden Chest
Disarray Old Pitcher Lamp Linen
Forgotten Library Book Pile
Old Oriental Carpet
Old Purse Bag
Pencil Sketches
Summer’s End Chair w/ Blankets

Items from Nutmeg’s December Eve Set ~ now at The Epiphany
December Eve Baubles
December Eve Books
December Eve Candles
December Eve Lace
December Eve Lace Ornaments v2
December Eve Mirror
December Eve Table
December Eve Vase Rare

Items Used by Apple Fall:
Clifton Cast Iron Fireplace (White)
Large Present – Mistletoe w/ Cream Ribbon
Milton Curtains
Vintage Camera w/ Tripod

Items Used by dust bunny:
christmas presents . type b
christmas presents . type e
christmas presents . type f
mini christmas tree

Items Used by hive:
and to all a goodnight sign
fir trees
holiday garland spiral . flocked
holly’s home RARE

 

 

the christmas house

christmas house

 

XL Christmas Set ~ Apple Fall ~ now at FaMESHed
Christmas Soldier – Cream
Christmas Soldier – Red/Blue
Hearts Sleigh
Large Candy Cane – Green
Large Candy Cane – Red
Large Present – Hearts w/ Red Ribbon
Large Present – Holly w/ Gold Ribbon
Large Present – Mistletoe w/ Cream Ribbon

Other Items Used by Apple Fall:
Hardwick Manor
Notting Hill Cobblestone
Winter Heart Wreath

Items Used by hive:
fir trees
spiral boxwood topiary

extra blankets, extra love

extra blankets, extra love

 

Countryside Dream Set Addition ~ Nutmeg ~ now at Shiny Shabby
Countryside Dream Chandelier White
Countryside Dream Open Lattice Wardrobe / 3
Holiday Wreath Bonus Item

Other Items Used by Nutmeg:
Cone / 1
Countryside Dream Bed Pastels & White
Countryside Dream Books w/Spruce Branch
Countryside Dream Knitting
Countryside Dream Painting
Countryside Dream Rug / 3
Countryside Dream Spruce Branch
Holiday Clutter Books
Holiday Clutter Stool / 1
Holiday Clutter Wooden Angel Bonus Item

Bed Warmers ~ Apple Fall