The Woodland Celebration

Nestled within the forest clearing, the woodland creatures were busy preparing for a special event. From behind a tree I watched in amazement as they worked together. From the small house tables, chairs, and decorations were brought outside. The sweet aroma of cakes and cookies filled the air. Sunflowers were cut and placed within vases, adorning the tables. I watched as they sang and played as the scene formed before me. Someone was going to be surprised later today at the woodland celebration.

Little Story

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Outside Decor

Cute Kawaii Cats *featuring Flip, Flop, and Graduate* by {YD} Your Dreams

Bunnies Dreams *featuring Dreamer Rare, Intellectual, and Worker Rare* by {YD} Your Dreams

Bunnies in the rain * featuring Bunny boots and Bunny Umbrella* by {YD} Your Dreams

Spring Sunflowers *featuring Place setting, Sunflowers Bucket, Cake Rare, Cakepop, Candle, Chair Ceremony, Chair Reception, Cupcake, Entrance Rare, Jug Sunflowers, Macarons, and Table* by {YD} Your Dreams

crooked house by .:revival:.

Landscaping:

Sweet Garden Grass06 – white*a, Sweet Garden Grass06 – mix(cool colors)*a, Sweet Garden Grass06 – mix(warm colors)*a, Garden Tree08 with Lights – orange a, and Garden Tree06 – dark brown(dg) a by HPMD

grass field green 01 – random by [we’re CLOSED]

Windlighting:

Annan Adored Optimal Skin (no shadows)

Rose Cottage

There once stood a quiet little house tucked away in the corner of a small island. The aroma of baked goods could be found floating in the air drawing in those who were out wandering. From the outside, you could tell the home was well cared for by its owner.

Rose Cottage_main

No one knew who lived there, but one would wager a guess that a humbled old woman dwelled within. If invited inside, you would conclude she lived alone as the upper floor laid empty, perhaps this was because those who lived with the old woman had long since moved out or because the climb up the stairs proved to be tiresome for the old woman. Through careful examination though, one would soon learn that the old woman occasionally had little visitors come to her home for the day to visit and perhaps bake with the old woman.

Structures/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

The Rose Cottage ~Mesh by { Greymoon Designs }

Outdoor Decor

Rose Cottage_outside

Lanai Wicker Set by :CP: *includes Lanai Large Mirror, Lanai Wicker Loveseat (PG), Lanai Candle Jar, Lanai Orange Bowl, Pam’s Lanai Wine, Lanai Milk Can, Lanai Hanging Candle Jar, and Lanai Table*

Indoor Decor

Rose Cottage_inside

Deer Decor by *Tentacio* *includes dangler, tricycle, pillows, stool, lamp, basket book, sifon, table, and wall rug*

Carving Out Memories Set by [RI] RazzBerry Inc. *from the September round of The Arcade*

Kitchen Set (Multi-color System) by LAQ Decor *includes all that you see nestled neatly inside a rezz box*

Heart on a Wire Bedroom Set (PG) by :CP: *includes Wall Collage, Bench, Silly Saying Plates, Wardrobe, Road Art 3, Road Art 1, Road Art 2, Lamp, Side Table, Red Sunflowers, Rug Pile, and Bed (PG)*

For Luke (featuring La Valse d’Amelie, Little love & happiness… that’s all, and Little love & happiness… that’s all (posters)) by *ionic*

Toronto Living room PG by ~BAZAR~ *featuring Throw pillows basket, Globe, Living room books, Living room drawer cabinet, Wire chair (with pillow), Living room bookshelf 2, Living room bookshelf 1, Books and plate decor, Green grass plant, Living room plant, Coffee table, and Sofa PG*

Old Case Shelf-Quatro-White by ~BAZAR~

Family Time Chair Tintable by NACH

Landscaping:

Garden Tree08 with Lights – orange c by HPMD

Meadow Grass (with Flowers) by aa build & designs

A Long Absence

Cat at Hand

May 24, 2020

What is significant about this day? What about May 24, 2020 made me decide after being predominately away since January 2018, with the occasional signing on to clear messages, which I must admit happened fewer than once every month, that I needed to be back in world?

I do not have the answers. I may never have the answers. What I do know, is that it was not because of Covid-19 that made me long to be in world. It was something else. Something that I cannot post on the wall, stick a pin in it, and say you are my reason.

May 24, 2020 – I made the conscience decision to log back in on a more regular basis, even if it is just on the weekends. I spent that night touring Bryn Oh’s Hand. I did what I typically did in the past, snapped a few pictures of items that peaked my interest and hold on to them for a future post.

Since then, I am renting part of a homestead where I have been setting up a home for myself, my abundance of cats, and my rl/sl partner. I realized how out of date my wardrobe was and went shopping for new essential items. I have chatted with a few old friends, while longing to speak with a few that I still hold dearly in my heart.

Today, I spent my time sorting my inventory based by years in preparation for a few blog posts for The Collective Musing of Cat – my past. This led me to wondering if things I use to enjoy doing are still relevant today. Above I mentioned my abundance of cats – KittyCats use to rule my second life along with Fawns and Fennux. It was nice to see that they are still around for my breed and try my luck with again. Hunts were also a huge thing for me as seen by my inventory.

For now, I need to find my place once more in SL. Where this journey will take me, I do not know. But those who come into my life will need to understand that there are things that come first for me that do not involve logging into SL every day.

For now, I will leave you with a link to visit Hand and see the talented works of Bryn Oh for yourself. I will not share what I am wearing for I fear it is terribly dated (nearly shameful I did not go shopping first).

Space to Fill

Silently she leaned against the hood of their small VW Bug, watching as he carefully placed each item within his new found space. Careful to not make a sound, knowing that the slightest giggle would break his concentration she amused herself with is fussiness. She carefully recalled all the comments he had made while she unpacked boxes and laid intricate knick knacks upon shelves and fresh linens on tables. Each comment made more amusing now that it was he was carefully unpacking and moving items from one spot to another because they needed to be in the right spot. Yet, while he worked at filling his space she did not make a sound, knowing that her amusement would be lost in the moment.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main Structure

Winter Solstice Barn – Light by +Spellbound+

Outside Decor

T04BL-17CGA :: christmas 2017 (blue) by -ANHELO-

Christmas at Home *featuring Mr. Snowman, Reindeer, and Sleigh Rare* by {YD} Your Dreams

Indoor Decor

Skippy Scooter RUST RARE by Serenity Style

My Garage, My Rules *featuring blue screwdrivers, fluorescent light, fridge rare, garden hose, garden rake, hammer, handsaw, hearing protectors – blue, industrial lamp, knife, motor oil sign 1, motor oil sign 2, motor oil sign 3, neon sign, pliers, repair sign, safety glasses, sledgehammer, spade, step ladder, tool chest rare, wheelbarrow, work bench rare, wrench set, and yellow screwdrivers* by MadPea

Landscaping:

CanadianRedMaple{4Seasons}*Animated, Conifer.v2{Seasons}, and SugarMaple.v3{Seasons} by Little Branch

Windlighting:

Ambient White

Time to Relax

A little sigh escapes her slightly open mouth as she removes her shoes at the door and spies the inflamed logs nestled in fireplace. Slowly she moves from the door crossing in front of the stairs, stopping briefly lost in thoughts of the work waiting upstairs and the warmth of the fire that was before her. Shaking her head ever so slightly she pushes the work load side and makes way for the warmth of her slippers, the comfort of familiar pages, and chucks seeing her little fur friend step out from behind the armchair. In that moment she set in her decision. It was time to relax.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Outside Decor

the dreamers cottage by dust bunny

Indoor Decor

Canadian Friendly Ferrets *featuring Standing Sable* by Serenity Style *available at 6 Republic until November 20*

Dean Fall Fireplace Set *includes fireplace, decor stool, and metal logs basket* by Serenity Style 

Jojo Cozy Set *includes armchair, blankets, book & mug, hot water bag, and slippers* by Serenity Style *from the November 2017 Deco(c)rate*

Gift Deer Rare and Hanging Elf by Serenity Style

Paper Trees *includes music and words* and Wooden Snowflake *a, b, and c* by Fancy Decor

xmas box wrapping set – white by [sf] shutter field

Delilah Blossom Solid Curtain by :CP: Cheeky Pea

Landscaping:

Garden Tree08 – snowy a by HPMD

Windlighting:

Day cycle based