#638 Have you visited Shiny Shabby yet?

Without the superb efforts and concept from Neva Zenga, we wouldn't have Shiny Shabby showcasing each month. Sponsored by some amazing artists such as Zerkalo, Entwined, Excellence, Kunst, SyS Design, Apple Fall, DaD Design and many others who come together to showcase for you all their awesome designs each month.

Did you know though, each month Neva creates a mood board for the designers to provide them with some inspiration for each month. September Shiny Shabby mood board is woods, flowers hanging in pots of like ivy covering walls, natural details, leather, coffee, simple clothing with old textures, ripped jeans and nice small dresses for woman, many old interior elements, leather bracelets, even food! it’s all about bring realistic things on sl!  Come take a walk to Neva's - Moodboard for the Shiny Shabby this month. Do you recognise one of the houses on the moodboard? Look similar?

 So what are you waiting for, come take a walk to our destination for today: - 

Destination: - Shiny Shabby (September)


#637 Relish your vacation..Take me away..

Vacations enable us to get away from our routines and have a relaxing time, and most of us want to relish our vacations when we actually have opportunities to take them. However, no matter how wonderful your plans might be, there might be one hiccup to your dream holiday: you are a blogger or designer. How do you truly take a vacation when you are glued to your computer for hours on end? The stress of keeping up affects both you and everyone around you. If you spend all your vacation time writing, your travel companions will likely feel neglected. On the other hand, if you ignore your responsibilities you will probably lose followers. Nevertheless, you can still have hope! Managing your blog and/or designs while enjoying your trip might seem impossible, but it is not. And you SHOULD be taking that vacation.

A little planning ahead and strategic thinking will keep your followers happy without compromising your travels. There is also the possibility of you creating ahead of time if you know what is coming up. However, If you truly don’t have time to plan your posts, designs or outlines in advance, you can get up an hour early each morning during your holiday. 
Sitting here on the boat, I personally find my blogging to be enjoyable and relaxing. Getting up early and sipping coffee can be an excellent way to start the day. 

For more information about the scene above, come take a walk to our destinations for today: - 

Top and Skirt: - Dead Dollz - 'Roz' - Top Cloud and Skirt - (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Hair: - *TKW* Tukinowaguma - Erola - (New) @ The Crossroads Event
Necklace: - {JAS} Sandra Necklace - Gold - (New) @ The Crossroads Event
Beanbag: - Caboodle - Paisley Beanbag - White – (New) @ The Book of Daniel
Bangles: - GizzA - Pearl Set [White & Black] White Bangles with Bauhaus Movement Bangle from The Book of Daniel
Kitty on Computer: - {CE} Cozy & Warm Kitty and Mug and Phone also from CE

Scenery: Part of The Crossroads Event


#636 From this moment..

Wedding’s are more than just a special day –  it’s a celebration of the love you’ve blossomed so far, and a commitment to the exciting years ahead. When you’ve got a good thing going, (like the love you share) you want to share the feeling with the people who matter to you most. That’s where your wedding music is most important.
From your gift registry to directions to your venue – your wedding music is the main focus for the event, apart from the dress, the setting and that no one mucks up. :) Your wedding song is what makes people smile and thinks yes love is beautiful and unique and is possible.
Showcasing the gorgeous new sim for Britain Knave who knows how to create a stunning and romantic wedding sim called Vintage Romance (Wedding access only by Britain Knave) for all you lovers out there. See more pics on Vintage Romance below.

Dress: - [sYs] CANDY dress (fitted & body mesh) - Beige - (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Cello Case: - =Zenith=vintage cello case (all colors) - (New) @ Collabor88
Skin: - Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Clary - America - (New) @ Collabor88
Necklace: - Bauhaus  Movement - Blair Necklace // CELESTE - The Book of Daniel
Hair: - .Entwined. Daisy - GIFT! (New) for Group Members instore
Floral Arrangement: -Vintage Romance Floral Arrangement @ Timeless Love
Alter Table: - Vintage Romance Alter Table @ Timeless Love
Head: - LeLutka Mesh Head-STELLA 1.6

Pose: - RKPoses_Ana_6 (New) @ Shiny Shabby

#635 Scruffy Hospitality...

A woman I admire very much said something so simple to me when I was complaining about the state of mess in my house.. She said whenever someone was coming to her home — a home with five children in it — and she started to worry about how her home looked, she would stop and think: "Are they coming to see me, or are they coming to see my home?" It occurred to her that someone who would have a problem with her home looking like a family of seven lived in it wasn't really someone's opinion she cared about.  I'd love to say I embraced that wisdom immediately, but I didn't. Slowly, though, I have let go of some of the crazy things I believed must happen before people entered my front door. The first thing I let go was the dog and cat hairs. A sweep I did do, but would fret seeing a ball of hair fly across the timber floors.  Over the years, I've became more relaxed. Next, I didn't dust. Nobody said a word, and they came back again. 0.0.. :)
I didn't plan the entire meal around foods I could prepare ahead of time so my kitchen could be spotless when my guests arrived. Friends jumped in the kitchen mainly desert time, am hopeless at deserts and they helped me finish making dinner, and we had fun.
I call this scruffy hospitality. Scruffy hospitality means you’re not waiting for everything in your house to be in order before you host and serve friends in your home. Scruffy hospitality means you hunger more for good conversation and serving a simple meal of what you have, not what you don’t have. It's hard to let go of the belief that our homes need to be picture-perfect — or maybe I should say "Pinterest-perfect" — before we can welcome guests. The idea that we must make our home look unlived in before having people over stops so many of us from sharing life together. So next time you are about to entertain, think really is it that bad?

Destinations:Shiny Shabby and The Crossroads Event

Dress: - :V.e. Valentina E - Hopeless Romantic Dress MAITREYA (no scripts) - (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Hair: -.Entwined. Zoe (M) - (New) @ The Crossroads
Skin: - .:[PUMEC] :. - .:Sonia:. -  /  April \  - SKIN (Catwa) - (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Cup: - [Merak] - Lexi Set - Cup to Go - (New) @ The Crossroads
Magazines: - [Merak] - Lexi Set - Magazines Display (Silver) - (New) @ The Crossroads
Table: - [Merak] - Amelie Table - (New) @ The Crossroads
Mobile: - MG - Maxi Gossamer - Boho Beaded Mobile - Fameshed
Gourds: - Apple Fall Gourds in Vintage Bowl
Pup: - JIAN Lively Labs :: Golden Companion Pup - (New) @ The Arcade September
Potted Plants: - Soy. Shitamachi Alley Garden - Potted Plants, E, G (New) @ The Arcade September
Choker: - *agp* Agapee Remy Choker
Treehouse: - Trompe Loeil - Natalia Treehouse
Head: - CATWA HEAD Cami V4.9
Body: - Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara

Pose: - RK Poses. Endless love - (Part of couple pose) (New) @ The Crossroads

#634 With every breath is a new day...

This love is like fire and ice,
This love is like rain and blue skies,
This love is like sun on the rise,
This love got me rolling the dice,
Still Falling for you...
And just like that,
All I breathe,
All I feel,
You are all for me,
I'm in,
And just like that,
All I breathe,
All I feel,
You are all for me..

Showcasing the stunning new hair from Entwined called "Eva" @ The Crossroads Event, including the gorgeous new dress from Eyelure called The Jersey Knotted Dress for Lara, with the stunning head dress from Glam Affair - Impera Bambi @ FaMESHed and the MONS / 3D - Leaf Photoshoot Decor (autumn) also @ The Crossroads Event <3

Destinations: - The Crossroads Event
Dress: - Eyelure Jersey Knotted Dress  - Lara  in Grey
Hair: .Entwined. Eva - The Crossroads Event
Head: - LeLutka Mesh Head - Ever 1.6
Head Piece - Glam Affair Impera Bambi - (New) @ Fameshed 
Leaf Photoshoot:MONS / 3D - Leaf Photoshoot Decor (Autumn) @ The Crossroads Event

Pose: - RK Poses - Daydreaming

#633 Not always a queen...I am a queen of my own destiny.

'The grass was not greener on the other side. She knew because she’d looked. Turned out happiness was a practice, not a place. So she made the choice to practice every day. – Queenisms'

It’s easy to fall into thinking that someone else has a happier life than we do. Maybe they’re thinner, richer, smarter, more creative, luckier or have a high achieving family. If happiness were something that could be guaranteed by all those things, the tabloid magazines would have to fold. We believe happiness is something that must be practiced using the tools of gratitude, positive self talk and boundary setting. Daily habits of happiness grow into a lifetime of joy. You can be a queen of your own life, but don't think because that person has more money do you wish for their life, as the grass is not always greener on the other side.

Showcasing the gorgeous new works of Agapee with the beautiful new dress called 'Ada', which is available @ Shiny Shabby, along with the fit for a queen head piece from David Heather with their Crown - Rose in Silver from The Arcade including the WoO (Pelagic) - Azure Tit bird also @ The Arcade.

With the stunning new Catwa Head called Anna Grey (New) wearing with the new Glam Affair Gio Applier in (America) @ Uber with the lovely new hair from Dela called 'Fiona' also @ Uber. 

So what are you waiting for, come take a walk to our destinations for today: - 
Destinations: Shiny Shabby Event, Uber 
Dress: - Agapee Ada Dress (New) Shiny Shabby
Hair: - Dela Mesh Hair - (New) @ Uber
Head: - Catwa Head - Anna Grey (New) @ Catwa
Skin: - Glam Affair (America) Gio Applier (New) @ Uber
Head Piece: - David Heather Rose Crown in Silver (New) @ The Arcade
Bird: - Woo Pelagic - Azure - Tit Bird (New) @ The Arcade
Moles: - Arte Adored Moles - (New) on Marketplace