Posted in 365 blog project, Aldwyn, furniture

Day 281 – I don’t think we’re going to Masterchef.

You know, I’m not the best cook in the world, but even I wouldn’t stick my bare hand in the pot. :-p

Day 281 - I don't think we're going to Masterchef

I wasn’t expecting to see Aldwyn tonight since he’s still on his trip, but I was really happy that he was able to come in to see me for a bit! We went kitchen shopping because while I have several kitchens in my inventory, I wanted something new, mesh, and a lot less land impact than what I have. I mean, not that we’re hurting for prims or anything, but well, you just get used to your new mesh things being a lot less land impact!

There seems to be a real shortage of good mesh kitchens on the grid, though. There is a great one at The Garden this round, but it wasn’t what I wanted. We hopped around to a few stores but nothing was really any good. But then we stopped at Bazar and found one that was pretty and texture change and had animations in it. AND it was less than $600L. Score! It doesn’t have a fridge, which I don’t understand, but that’s okay.

However… when I got home and put it out, it’s TOO BIG FOR THE KITCHEN!


Now, okay, it does resize down. But then it’s really tiny and sad. I’m so bummed!! It’s mod, but I don’t think I can break it down and make it fit. I don’t know.

Does anyone else know of other places that have pretty mesh kitchen sets?

I’m exhausted, so I’m heading to bed. Goodnight!

Posted in 365 blog project, Aldwyn, blah blah blah, decorating, furniture

Day 200 – Lady In The Streets, Freak In The…Well, You Know.

So last week sometime, I saw a pic in my Flickr contacts with a girl on a really awesome looking bed. Naturally I ran to Plurk asking where the pretty bed was from and one of my buddies pointed me over to LAQ Decor. I hadn’t been over there since their houses were first released, so I wasn’t aware that they were making furniture. I have to admit, I wasn’t exactly into the houses back then, so I kind of just wrote off the store. But man, the furniture?? AMAZING. Seriously seriously pretty stuff.

I didn’t buy the bed after seeing it on marketplace because another bed landed in my lap and, quite frankly, I have a LOT of beds already. I’m a sucker for furniture, what can I say?

Earlier today I was browsing marketplace and came across a toilet from LAQ Decor. Well, I may have a lot of beds, but I don’t have a lot of bathroom stuff. I’m not really happy unless I can see home stuff in front of me, so when Aldwyn got online tonight, we went off to check the store out.

While we were there, I fell in love with a coffee table that was part of a sofa set. It was just so cute and JUST what I wanted AND it was only 2 land impact!! The problem was that they didn’t sell the coffee table by itself! Now I understand that the big money is in people buying the whole set of stuff, but I just really really wanted the one piece.

Aldwyn is pretty used to my indecisiveness [and my spontaneous decorating] so he sat around with me while I played with the poses on the floor model of the sofa, and played with the colors on the bed. But then I guess he was tired of sitting because he bought me both the sofa set and the bed [which also came with nightstands & lamps!] to 1, make me happy, and 2, get me out of the store. Of course, we WERE having a good laugh over a guy that was there who claimed to be an “advanced builder” and also a collector of fine furniture [gonna guess he also has many leather-bound books, and his apartment smells of rich mahogany] who was walking around with a flexi ponytail and guns strapped to his thighs, so maybe he just wanted to make me happy. And happy I was as we came back home so I could put out my new pretties.

The coffee table is actually just a smidge smaller in our living room than I thought it would be. I’m a terrible judge of size and think most things are bigger than they actually are. [*snickers* Shut up.] But, it’s mod so I was able to make it bigger. Then, even though I was just working on the bedroom the other day, I picked up our bed and nightstands and put out the new ones. The bedroom is definitely not finished yet, but I really like how it’s coming along so far.

Day 200 - Lady In The Streets, Freak In The...Well, You Know.

The house is definitely coming together, slowly but surely. Eventually I’ve got to get back outside and work on the landscaping, but one thing at a time. For now, it’s time to get into our gorgeous new bed and go to sleep!

Posted in 365 blog project, decorating, furniture

Day 83 – It’s sooo big!

You pervs. I know what you were thinking with the title of this post!!

Sunday evenings keep me pretty distracted with my tv shows [gah! How evil is that Joffrey asshole on Game of Thrones?!] and with menu planning for the upcoming week. So in between all that, I was looking on some decorating websites and throwing down furniture. I kind of, KIND OF, got the living room half done. Kind of.

Day 83 - It's sooo big!

I know, it’s super plain at the moment.

Do you ever notice just how oversized furniture can be? I sat in one of those chairs and I had enough room for two more people. I ended up shrinking the chairs slightly for balance, but then after I decided on a couch, I had to put them back to regular size or everything would have looked off. I know that our homes are usually pretty spacious because we need to be able to cam in them, so the furniture can be bigger to fill the space but… I don’t know. Sometimes, it really IS just too big.

Hehe…that’s what she said!

Posted in 365 blog project, Aldwyn, furniture

Day 42 – The Drama Pose

I hadn’t put out the mesh couch that The Loft had for the last FLF [I think that’s what it was for] because it didn’t fit our color scheme at the time. But I put it out last night and we had a chance to sit on it tonight. We were flipping through poses and then we laughed at this one!

“This is our new drama pose!”

Day 42 - The Drama Pose

Yeah, I know my arm is all kinds of in my leg. That’s dramatic maybe? LOL

Posted in 365 blog project, decorating, furniture, home

Day 229 – She’s not just decorative

Long, long day, but a very good one. 🙂

I was asked to fill in for the decor writer for Icon magazine for the next issue, which I happily said yes to. I currently write for Second Style, and I had a brief stint over at VR Style magazine, but pretty much all of my articles have been about fashion. Since furniture & decor is something I’m really starting to love in SL, this was something I was kind of excited about doing. I had started decorating a new room of my house yesterday before I was asked to fill in, so today I spent hours getting the rest of the room just right. It actually came out really nice, in my opinion. I’m not a decorator, at all, but the boho chic look I was going for came together pretty easily once I got started, thanks in large part to my plurk buddies. They are so so much better at knowing where all the good furniture shops are. Like I said, I’m still pretty new to the whole decorating thing [my idea of decorating was either to buy a set and put it all out like it was in the picture, or asking Sophia to do it for me] so learning new shops and learning how to put things together was super fun. I’ll show other pics later, but this is all you get for now, because I’m exhausted and it’s really time for bed.


Posted in 365 blog project, furniture, linden home

Day 118 – Knee deep

Spring is most definitely hitting my neck of the woods. And with it, I feel the “winter shell” that hardens around me each year cracking off of me, piece by piece. It’s a wonderful feeling.

However, with spring blooming around here, I’ve got allergies like a biiiiiitch. And I think too many people have been hit with my “I’m all hyped up on meds” IMs tonight. I’m sorry.

The fantastic Rayvn Hines of Mudhoney released her new low prim furniture set tonight. When the Linden Homes came out, we’d mentioned on plurk that furniture designers would do good if they made some full sets of furniture for less than 117 prims. Rayvn is the only one who stepped up to the challenge so far, that I know of. She sent me the Naturals set tonight. I rezzed it all out. It’s soooo cute.


I think it came to 112 prims altogether, I’m not at the house right now to check. But it’s amazing. Seriously. I’m going to blog it for the style blog after I finish getting everything placed.

Time for more meds.

Posted in decorating, friends, furniture, home, love, Noel, pictures, Sophia

It’s finally a home

I’m pretty spoiled in SL. Not bratty spoiled [I think] but spoiled in that when I need something, someone is usually right there to do it for me.

As I’ve mentioned before, my good friend Noelyci built me a fabulous house back in April because I was in dire need of one and I’m exceptionally picky about most things. So he took my vague descriptions and built me a wonderful house that I simply adore. [You can buy it at his store too, along with lots of other nice prefabs. /end shameless plug]

But the problem was…I’m not good at decorating. I’m honestly not. My physical world house is just kind of there. I find something pretty, I set it down, and that’s about it. No mesh to it. But no one really comes over so as long as it’s clean, I don’t care.

It was really bothering me that I was leaving this gorgeous house empty. Or semi-empty, as I’ve had bits and pieces of furniture and photos scattered about. But it just wasn’t very well decorated, and it wasn’t very me. Only I didn’t know what I really wanted, and any shopping trips for furniture usually left me frustrated.

Enter my best friend Sophia. Yesterday she said she wanted to decorate a house or something. I told her that she could decorate my home if she wanted. I was casual about it, but inside I was actually jumping for joy because I so badly wanted this place done up.

I think she did an excellent job. 🙂

The view from upstairs.

View from upstairs

The living room area.

Living room

The kitchen.


The dining area.

Dining / Photos

The full bath, including my dressing area.

Full bath view

Closer view of the bathroom.


She knows my tastes and likes well. Nothing overly modern, and she picked up on my butterflies love. 🙂 She also decorated my office, but I’m waiting to show that until I finish up in there, since I moved all my photos off the walls and put them in the dining area. Noel also built me a desk and some shelves because I couldn’t find an office desk that I liked, so he put his skills to work for me again. See? Spoiled. lol

Oh, and the bedroom is my own to decorate. It’s kind of like Graceland. No one goes upstairs unless I allow. :-p

I’m just so overly happy with how my house is now. I was spending most of my time in the house sitting on a counter. But most of the time I was just standing around outside. Now I’m perfectly happy sitting in my charming new living room or in my office. I’m so lucky to have friends like I do. ❤

Posted in furniture, home, reviews

Wine & Roses Pretties!

I’ve said time and time again that I feel extremely blessed to be friends with some extraordinarily talented people in SL, and today is just another one of those days. 🙂 My friend Nika Dreamscape is an exceptionally talented artist [I never can resist buying a few of her works when I attend her shows!] who opened up a store in the past few months called Wine & Roses. She sells her artwork, mostly on vases and candles, but she’s also created now a line of “windows” with her art behind them!

These are SO SO cute, and so perfect if you’re living in a skybox without windows, or really for any room of your house. Check them out!

Review - Wine & Roses - Window 1

Review - Wine & Roses - Window 2

Review - Wine & Roses - Window 3

Review - Wine & Roses - Window 4

At only 3 prims each, you’ll agree that they’re a very adorable addition to any home! The windows are only $150L each, which makes them not only adorable, but affordable as well. There are several others at her shop, so you’ll want to check them all out!

Wine & Roses on Byte Island – SLurl
New store at the Starlust – SLurl
Wine & Roses on Xstreet.

Also in this post:

Skin: Kimberly in Glamour by Free Speerit
Eyes: Open Ocean by Miriel
Hair: Chalisa II in Platinum [old texture] by ETD
Jacket: Stitched Suede in Burgundy by Malt [Malt review to come later today]
Shirt: amiYumi Halter in Whimsy by Novocaine
Pants: City Slacks in Espresso by Novocaine
Shoes: Starley pumps in Cocoa by ETD
Klein Sectional Sofa by The Loft
Taken in my home, Licia’s Loft by Ingmann Design

Posted in fun, furniture, gifts, lucky chair, reviews

A little Tantric action for ya.

I get a little giddy when I get to review something from Belle Belle because I always know I’m going to love it. I had seen the photo for the new Lucky Board gift before I was asked to review it, and I had already planned on stalking the board.

The Tantric Lovin’ gift is so so cute! A pretty little “snowglobe,” it’s the perfect place to relax with somebody special and just get away from it all. So I grabbed my somebody special and forced him into posing with me. [Actually, I think he was making dinner as I moved us all around, but that’s ok.]

Review - Belle Belle - Tantric Lovin

Coming in at 62 prims, it’s filled with pillows and candles and I just love the pretty beadwork around the base. The inside of the globe has very light sparkly particles, so I set us up in a “space” type box along with some super cute stars I stumbled across in my inventory and now can’t stop playing with.

But of course the best thing about the globe is that it’s menu driven, with 4 poses for you and your special someone. When you first click on it, choose the option to Rez Hearts. That will put the poseball hearts outside of the globe so you can easily sit before moving inside.

Review - Belle Belle - Tantric Lovin - Meditate

Review - Belle Belle - Tantric Lovin - Together

Review - Belle Belle - Tantric Lovin - Close

Review - Belle Belle - Tantric Lovin - Entwine

I did get a comment out of that last pose. “Flexible!” Hehe, yes.

While you’re out stalking the Lucky Board at Belle Belle to get this fabulous gift, be sure you also hit up the Midnight Mania board. I think that the Luna set is almost complete, and I know I can’t wait to see what’s coming up next because Leyla is ALWAYS super super generous in her gifting. And if I’m not mistaken, you can still look for the hunt gift from the Discovery Hunt, that amazing BBQ patio set I blogged before.

Have fun stalking the board! Believe me, it’s worth it!

Also shown in this post:

Skin: Kimberly in Natural by Free Speerit
Eyes: Open Ocean by Miriel
Lashes: Diva lashes by Lelutka
Hair: Amber in platinum by Truth
Dress: Sunset Boulevard in purple by Armidi Gisaci
Shoes: Pinup in black by Stiletto Moody

I’ll probably get this wrong, but I think Noel is wearing a Cambridge shirt by Armidi, the winter coat by Alphamale, jeans by WMD, shoes by Soreal, skin by Redgrave, and hair by Naughty Designs. But who’s really looking at the guy anyway, right? 😉

Posted in furniture, reviews

Doing Laundry the Belle Belle Way!

My furniture hunt has momentarily stalled because 1, my video card sucks and it’s hard for me to get around to too many places, and 2, I’m not actually home all that often these days. 🙂 But when I saw the new Laundry Set from Belle Belle, I *knew* I wanted it for my home! And lucky for me, I get to review it!!

[Please excuse my pics if they don’t look as good as the actual set looks in the store. I try to up my settings for review pics and sometimes I’m not sure if that’s as great as the items really look.]

Review - Belle Belle - Laundry set

92 prims of cuteness, this set is just the perfect little addition to your SL home. Everything is just adorably detailed, from the rack to dry your sweaters to the laundry tumbling inside the dryer. You can almost smell the fresh laundry scent!!

Along with the set comes a cute ironing board and an iron to hold.

Review - Belle Belle - Laundry set/ironing

What am I ironing? Well…I don’t know. Curtains or something. 🙂 It’s just precious and I do SO love just cute things in SL that really are just for show but bring just a touch of realism to the SL home.

Speaking of realism, does clean laundry turn you on? Because if it does, this set is totally right for you.

Review - Belle Belle - Laundry set/animations

Huge thanks to my buddy Aldwyn for posing with me for this since I couldn’t run 2 SL windows to bring in my male alt. Rylan, please don’t shank me for making your man pose with me. LOL!!

The Belle Belle Laundry set is a combined 109 prims of laundry fun and goes for $490L. I think it’s worth every prim and every $L if you love that cute home look. Be sure to hit up the Midnight Mania boards and check out all the other goodies at Belle Belle when you go to pick this up!

Also worn in this post:

Skin: Kimberly in Candy by Free Speerit
Eyes: Open Ocean [standard size] by Miriel
Lashes: Diva lashes by Lelutka
Hair: Willow by Truth
Shirt: White top from the Where The Boys Are set by Sn@tch
Skirt: Naive Ruffled skirt from the Punk Angel swag bag by Sn@tch, sent through DSN
Shoes: Baby Pink flats by 50 Flats

I couldn’t tell you what Al’s wearing. Sorry about that. LOL