Thursday, December 30, 2010

50% Off Sale at Grindstone Furniture

Grindstone Furniture is having a 50% off sale until January 14th!

To see some of my favorite items from there, check out my previous blog post.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bella Di Notte Charli Skins

Bella Di Notte has just released the Charli skins. This skin is a more sophisticated and mature looking skin than Rosi and Sydney and I love it! I'm wearing the Natural tone and below are the eight makeup options that come in the fat pack.

The fat pack also comes with a shape, dark and light eyebrows, an eyelash tattoo layer and eight eyeliner tattoo layers. I'm not wearing any eyeliner options in my pictures because my viewer only uses one tattoo layer and I chose to wear the lashes. The cleavage packs are sold separately.

The last make up in this this collage is the group gift makeup. There is a fee to join the group. If you would like more lipstick layering options, you can head to her new Le.Look location for an exclusive!

Other credits:
Exile Rina Chocolate Swirl Hair
Poetic Colors Eyes in Dark Wood
Luck Inc Sweater Dress in a variety of colors

Thursday, November 25, 2010

ANA_Mations Black Friday Sale

Black Friday sale at ANA_Mations! From Friday 12amslt to Saturday 12amslt, a full 24 hours of great sale items! All houses, home decor and furniture will be 50% off .There are also 4 special gift sets located around the store in big present boxes at a very discounted price!

For the kid at heart: Set 1 has the old school swingset, record merry-go-round, the jungle gym, monkey bars, and trampoline. Worth: 2550L. Sale Price: 500L.

Set 2 has the wooden swingset, wooden merry-go-round, the jungle gym, monkey bars, and trampoline. Worth: 2550L. Sale Price: 500L.

For the water lover: Set 3 has 2 innertubes, water trampoline, rubber ducky, lily pad, beach towel, water sprinkler.Worth: 2800L. Sale Price: 500L.

For the couples: Set 4 has 2 pool pose sets, couples innertube, couples hammock, 2 drive-in cuddle blankets. Worth: 2400L. Sale Price: 500L.

See you there!

Aju Winter House

Looking for a winter home? Well look no further because Aju Homes has the cutest Winter home with lots of glass to view the snow falling!

The front of the home with big glass windows and great brick and wood textures.

You can see the snow falling from the inside of the home but not from the outside. A version without the snow falling is also included so you can use the home into the Spring and Summer.

You can see a demo of this home and all their beautiful homes at

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

From Terri and Buddy!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Funky Junk's Sunset Home

I first saw this southwestern style home on my friend Alicia Chenaux's flickr stream and commented on what a well done SW style home it was. I haven't seen any as nice as this one in SL! Since I grew up in New Mexico, I think, I know a thing or two about this style!

Funky Junk did a great job combining SW traditional and modern style! There are beautifully textured earth tones walls used inside and outside of the home and the vigas or lattillas in the roof are perfect!

Did you notice the blue windows and doors? Well, that is a SW folkloric tradition to ward off evil spirits. I don't know how many evil spirits there are in SL but maybe it will ward off any crazy neighbors you may have!

I love the tiled floor! It is totally something you would see in Santa Fe! The built in wooden book cases and fireplace that you can utilize in both rooms are a nice touch!

More wooden book shelves and an extra room off to the side for an office or your bedroom.

A great surprise! Another beautiful fireplace outside in the patio or portal! Just another way to extend your indoor living outdoors!

What are you waiting for? Check out Funky Junk to see this demo and all the other great homes and skyboxes that they have!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

From Terri and Buddy!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sway's Art' Box

Sway's recently released the Art' Box. A colorful pose cube with six poses and 10 color changes. You can also change the size of the box to meet your various posing or photography needs. This is great for being able to get around for various angles when taking pictures.

If you are a blogger, photographer or just like to play around, then check this great posing Art' Box out at Sway's!

Monday, October 18, 2010

I Don't Feel So Good!

Oh I don't feel so good! The change of seasons and hitting the Halloween candy early is making me sick! Not to worry because with Sway's Get Well Pillow Set, I will be feeling better in no time!

This cute set comes with everything shown below. The pillow, water bottle and Kleenex box are color changeable and the pillow has four adjustable poses. The tissue box even gives you a tissue by touch!

Not feeling very well either? Well, head to Sway's to get some TLC and pick up the Get Well Pillow too!

Other credits:
Ornamental Life Shirt (no longer available)
Exodi Clare Yoga Capris (old group gift) but plenty of other colors still available
Cupcakes Piper Head Cold Skin (REALLY, REALLY OLD GROUP GIFT)
Exile Sadie Kindred Hair

Friday, October 15, 2010

Click and I'm in Paris!

Oh to be in Paris! With Click's French Bakery Pose Prop it is just as easy as well?? A Click! All you have to do is rez this beautiful, detailed structure with a whole bunch of single and couple poses in it and you are instantly in a French Bakery where you can imagine the smell of the flowers and bread in the air!

There are a variety of sitting and standing poses located in various areas of the French Bakery. This would be a photographer or blogger's dream with all the choices that you have.

Yum! Open, Open!

Some of the poses are even just silly! Tipping back in your chair is never a good idea!

Oh these flowers would look lovely in my home!

If you want to take a short and easy trip to Paris, just head on over to Click to try out the demo and check out all of their other cool props and sets that they have!

Other Credits:
Elymode Cyd's Leather Pants in Green and Long Sleeve Top in Brown.
Dekade Dahlia Skin in Sunkissed with Hair Decor (Dressing Room Blue special)
Mandala Sinra Earrings in Moss
Decoy Jully Boots in Cocoa

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sway's Embroidery Pillow

I know I just blogged Sway's the other day but I just couldn't help myself and had to blog this adorable Embroidery Pillow Set that she just released! Now if you like to do crafts in RL, you can do them in SL too!

Check this out! The set comes with this colorable pillow with six adjustable poses that you can use when you just sit on the pillow or when you use it on the chair below. It also comes with this cute little basket, the thread and needle and the embroidery hoop. I'm working on my Christmas and Easter gifts! You have to start on that stuff early!

The embroidery cloth has nine texture changes shown below and a blank one too. You can't see it to well in my pictures but the details on the cloth are amazing! You also get an embroidery hoop that you can leave out as decoration.

If you would like a closer look at this adorable and original set, then get to Sway's to see the demo!

Other Credits:
Tiny Bird New Soul Hair
Bella Di Notte Rosi Skin in Dark
Elymode Lounging Sweater in Lucky Blue
WoE Kylei Pajama bottoms in Red

Sunday, September 19, 2010

2Xtreme 50% Off Sale On Sunday Only!

Today only 2Xtreme is having a 50% off sale at one of their new satellite locations! Get there before the day ends!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

RedQueen Up To 75% Off Sale

RedQueen is having a sale until Monday, September 20th! All marked items (hair, skin and shapes) are up to 75% off! Go check it out now!

Sway's In The Hay

I think everyone on the grid is currently decorating their land for Autumn and I am too! I wanted to get some outdoor items that would bring that extra Fall touch and Sway's just released a couple of weeks ago this great hay stack complete with pumpkins and apples..what more could say Autumn?

In this set, you get the hay ground and three different hay stacks with three poses each! It's great for hanging out with your friends and chatting.

You also get the pumpkins, the crates of apples and the sacks with some great burlap textures on them! I really like that this is not only good for Autumn decorating but could also be used for Halloween.

And if you get hungry, you can just touch the crate of apples and get yourself a yummy snack! So stop your decorating at the moment and get over to Sway's to get this set and see what other new releases she has out!

Credits: Review copies with an (R)
Sway's In The Hay (R)
SySy's Yardena de Luna Top in Orange
Bella Di Notte Rosie Skin in Dark (R)
Maitreya Nimue Browns Pack Hair
Glow Studio Folk Green Drop Earrings
Persona Ciggy Pose in picture 3

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Blogger Challenge--Gone But Not Forgotten

I saw this blogger's challenge on Alicia's blog and thought I would give it a try. The items in the post need to be from designers/stores who have either closed or are on an undetermined hiatus.

So I pulled from my inventory a black pearl necklace and the Jaydie dress that was one of my favorite dresses from Persona. I don't know when was the last time there was a release from Persona but I think it has been over a year. The store is still there though and it sells clothing, jewelry, poses and AOs. For new players it is a great place to go and get some free poses to put in your Zhao AO.

The hair I am wearing is The Drifter from Foam. Remember Foam? They hit the grid and took off like gang busters but a short time after they had to pull up shop. As it turns out, the creators were underage and for that we lost out on some great hair! Unfortunately, this was the only style that I purchased before they left. Still one of my favorites and I wear it often. But guess what?? Foam is now Nouveau Miranda and this style is now there. So maybe I am cheating a little here in this challenge?

The Kimberly skin that I am wearing is from Free Speerit. I am not sure what is going on with Free Speerit and I have heard that they may just be on hiatus for the summer so hopefully they will be back soon with some great new skins! We have not forgotten about you Free Speerit!

My eyes are, of course, from the very talented and very missed Miriel! I was lucky enough to purchase almost all the eyes from this shop before it was closed. There are other great eye makers our there but Miriel was unique!

The pose that I am using is from Pffiou. Laleeta Xue the pose maker and dear friend of mine made some cute and fun poses! Her RL right now is busy and exciting and even though I have not corresponded with her via email in awhile I do hope she reads this and knows that I am thinking of her!


Persona Jaydie Dress Wine
Persona Black Pearl Drop Necklace
Foam (now Nouveau Miranda) The Drifter Hair
Miriel Honey Eyes
Pffiou Pose
Free Speerit Kimberly Skin

Monday, September 6, 2010

Whole Lotta Rosi!

Well on Sunday night I blogged that the new Belle Di Notte Rosi skins were coming and the next day they are out! Woo hoo!

The skins are sold in light, natural, tan and dark. With a fat pack you get the skins with six lipsticks, dark and light eyebrows, a shape and cleavage enhancers as a tattoo layer or undershirt option.

The eye makeups, blush and freckles are sold separately as tattoo layers. Because the eye makeups are sold separately, there are plenty of opportunities to mix and match with the lipsticks!

I tried to show a variety of looks below mixing and matching to give you some ideas on how versatile the skin is. I am wearing the dark tone which I think is a yummy cocoa color! It works really well with dark and even blonde eyebrows IMHO. Some of you who are blondes in SL all the time may not find the light eyebrows light enough for you with the dark skin tone so the light tone would probably be better for you if you like for your eyebrows to match your hair color. They show up lighter against the light skin tone.

As you can see in the pictures, the lips are soft and luscious looking which is typical of Belle Di Notte's skins.

Picture one: Fresh Blue eyeshadow, Flushed lips with Dark eyebrows. Picture two: Watermelon eyeshadow, Coral lips with Light eyebrows. Picture three: No Eyeshadow, Nude Lips, Light eyebrows and Freckles layer (sold separately).

Picture one: Steel eyeshadow, Dark Red lips with Dark eyebrows. Picture two: No eyeshadow, Dark Red lips with Dark eyebrows. Picture three: Ultra Violet eyeshadow, Flushed lips with light eyebrows.

Picture one: Earth eyeshadow, Brown lips with Dark eyebrows. Picture two: Aquamarine eyeshadow, Flushed lips with Light eyebrows. Picture three: No eyeshadow, Coral lips with Dark eyebrows and Blush tattoo layer (sold separately)

Well, I hope that gives you some ideas. There are other eyeshadows that I did not show but you can check them out at Belle Di Notte. I did try the eyeshadows on some of my other skins and they seemed to work really well.

All the demos at Belle Di Notte are free so get on down there to try EVERYTHING out! There is even a fat pack of shapes that you can try out also. It has six various sizes in it.

Credits: Review copies with an (R)
Belle Di Notte Skins in Dark w/Eyeshadow, Freckles & Blush tattoo layers (R)
Truth Aloha Fat Pack Hair from Project Donate for Pakistan: I used various shades from the pack. Sorry, I don't remember all of the names!
Poetic Color Eyes used: Dark Wood, Hot Mocca, Sunny Glade, Night Rain, Starry Night and Easter Lilac.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Coming Soon! Belle Di Notte Rosi Skins!

Coming soon...a new skin release from Belle Di Notte called Rosi! For now if you want to get some of these beautiful preview skins, just join the group for a $200 fee. Just search for "Black no. 1" or visit the main store for a link on the sign out front.

In the preview pack, you will get the dark, tan, natural and light skin with dark and light eyebrow options. A group makeup in a tattoo layer and cleavage options in tattoo layers.

Belle Di Notte Rosi skins in Dark and Tan (collage 1), Natural and Light (collage 2).
Truth Aloha Hair from the Fat Pack Special for Project Donate for Pakistan.
Poetic Color Eyes in Hot Mocca

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Elymode Estrela Separates

Elymode has come out with some beautiful new separates that you can mix and match with one another or even with some other pieces that Elymode has.

Need some ideas? Well, check out the pictures below!

The Estrela teeny, tiny miniskirt, underbust corset and suspender top in teal.

The Estrela underbust corset and suspender top in white with tuxedo pants in black. I don't believe the black pants are still available because they were a new opening gift but there are plenty of other beautiful colors to choose from.

The Estrela underbust corset and suspender top in red with the soft denim skirt in black.

See what I mean? Options, options....oh the options!! So get down to Elymode and see what you can pick up to mix and match with!

Credits (Review copies with an R):
Elymode--Only the Estrela pieces are review copies. (R)
Analog Dog Tillie Hair in first picture
AtomicBambi Romaana SciFi skin (freebie--part of the SciFi hunt) in the first picture
Truth Paige in Chocolate in second and third picture
AtomicBambi Sara Tan in Pure Gloss makeup in second and third picture
Glitterati Garage Pose Prop

nordari.'s mint.apartment

nordari. has come out with a cute little apartment that looks as if it was inspired by mint chocolate chip cookies and it is yummy! She even includes a little recipe with your purchase!

This little apartment is the perfect size to get that cozy, lived in feeling and is full of light with the windows and the light beams! The light beams are optional and can be removed if you are tight on prims.

nordari. set out a little demo that you can check out that is wonderfully decorated to give you ideas on how you can set up your own apartment.

The free gift that nordari. set out with this release are these delicate little recycled paper lamps that would look great in this apartment or any living space.

To visit the demo and pick up one of these cute little apartments, just tp on over to nordari. It is a beautiful sim!

Friday, August 27, 2010

AtomicBambi Romaana Skins

Ohhh, brown eyed beauty you! AtomicBambi's latest release is the Romaana skin and I am just loving it! I love the pouty lips and I think the eyebrows are just right. They aren't too thick and they aren't too thin.

I am wearing the Romaana Sunblush in dark (the dark refers to the color of the eyebrows). There is also a version with light eyebrows for those of you who are blonde. With a purchase of a fat pack you get freckles, cleavages, hair bases and 10 makeups.

As you can see the makeups range from heavy to light so you have some good options to choose from. AtomicBambi also sells lipsticks in the tattoo layer for this skin so you can change things up even more!

Allure, Azure, Envy and Flush makeups

Gold, Hawt, Lulu and Navy makeups

Pure and Ruby makeups

AtomicBambi is turning out to be one of my favorite skin makers so if you are looking for a new look, you should definitely tp over to the store and try out some demos. I am sure you will find something you love!

Credits (Review copies with an (R):

AtomicBambi Romaana Skin in Sunblush Dark (R)
Truth Evie Hair in Chocolate
Poetic Colors Eyes in Dark Wood small

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Haven Designs and Ingenue

These picnic sundresses have been out for awhile from Haven Designs but when I was looking for a cute dress to wear with the new Citron shoes from Ingenue, I thought they were a perfect fit!

Honestly, I always thought Haven Designs was just a fantasy or costume type of clothing store so these were a nice surprise to see! I love the texture work and the style. When I saw a black dress in the pack, I didn't think a black picnic dress would really work but it does! It is just as cute and flirty as the other colors!

So after you buy one or more of these cute dresses, you need to stop by Ingenue to pick up one or more of her new Citron shoes. These are cute rounded toe wedges and I love how the heels have that curve in the back.

There is even a pair in the Midnight Mania board that you can try to win!

I'm only showing three out of the many color options that are available, so head on over to Haven Designs and Ingenue to pick up your favorite colors!

Other Credits: Reviews copies with an (R)

Haven Designs Picnic Sundress in Yellow, Peach and Black (R)
Ingenue Citron Shoes in Lemon, Nude and Ebon (R)
AtomicBambi Romaana Skin
Truth Roxana Hair (due to %50 off sale unable to tp to get slurl)
Mela's Red Gown Pose