Is there anything better than trees that grow chocolate eggs??

Easter Trees Aphrodite_Good

The color’s of spring and the Easter season are in these beautiful trees from Aphrodite Shop.   I surrounded our pond with every color in the box. . purples, blues, fantasy, orange, pinks . . mix with tulips or your favorite spring flowers and the effect and feel is magical.

They are loaded with chocolate eggs that drop randomly – gather them and eat them up!

I think these are a great setting for a children’s Easter Egg  Hunt or an Easter buffet surrounded by all this beautiful color.  Perhaps a wedding?

Check out all the great Easter themed items at the Aphrodite Easter Market.

Aphrodite Shop The Easter Eggs Tree Spring version

Heart Garden Centre– Tulips Large Patches

Hayabusa Design Wind Field of Grass and Flowers M1 v1-1a t15 s

Studio-Skye Temperate Shrubs – Fern Type 2

Thistle Let’s Party Dock

meadowWorks Swan Bench  w/Pillows M/T RARE

Tomato Park Swan

Long week … rewarded

Weekend Reward

At the end of a long, hard  week there is a definite joy to unwinding surrounded by flowers, the evening sounds of the garden and some of your favorite people.

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Vespertine’s Rosemary garden gateway has that secret garden feel that is the perfect entryway for outdoor dining.

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The Forest Dining Set from Bazar fits nicely into this smallish garden area and the curtained pavilion adds to the aura of intimacy.   Seat everyone and enjoy a selection of wines and a 5 course meal.

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Have an enchanted weekend.

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{vespertine} – Rosemary garden gateway  / oxidized copper
collabor88  (March round)

Bazar Forest Dining
Dining Table
Dining Chair
Menu Card
Place Setting’s A& B
Candle A & B
Wine Bottles
Pavilion
Chandelier
Flower Pot

Mesh Plants (Reid Parkin)
Hedge Season Change
Camellia Bush – White
Climbing Rose White
Hydrangea Bush – White – Tall 2
White Daisies on Rocks

Stormwood ~ Cobblestone Floor

meadowWorks Anenome ground cover

Heart Garden Centre Tulips
Mesh Boulder 1

[DDD] Rose Bush – Baseless
Deplanted Fern Clumps

Skye Temperate Shrubs
Hebe
Hosta Leaf 3
Buckeye Large
http://www.studio-skye.com

Kazimir Patio Fountain

Botanical – Touch 2 Change Sword Fern
http://slbotanical.com/blog/

=EliBaily= Ivy
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/164311

Sway’s [Hana] Tulips in wooden Bucket
@ Liaison Collaborative (March Round)

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Life is too short to sleep on low thread count sheets. ~ Leah Stussy

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Nothing beats a comfortable bed surrounded by things you love.  Restful colors with the addition of a few pieces to add zing is my favorite way to style my bedroom.  I try to keep Zhoy in mind and not get too girlie but as long as we are together in the bed, he never complains!

The Rosalie bed from Sway’s – romantic (PG or Adult version) set was my choice for our juara beach house.  The bed frame comes in silver or gold (both included) and the bedding has 8 color options.  Everything is set to match – from the picture frame (gold or silver) to the same color changes available on the lamps.

SQ Oaxacan Cat on Stand

One of my favorite finds this recently is this great  Oaxacan Cat on Stand that I ran across at When Worlds Collide. So well done with rich, vibrant colors and it’s been a conversation piece at our place.  This store has a great mix of furniture and home goods from Africa and Mexico – with a good mix of other countries too.

Sway’s [Rosalie] Bed . romantic / silver (Adult)
 [Rosalie] Bedside table . romantic / silver
[Rosalie] Lamp . romantic
[Greta] potted topiary . tall/flower/bow
[Rosalie] Pot with cactus
[Rosalie] Picture frame . silver

GOOSE – Sea la vie bed end bench
juara beach house
(Part of the SEA la VIEW bedroom set gatcha)

Meche Cozy Cottage Rug 2
(part of the Cozy Cottage gatcha)
Note: All Meche items are meshed by Bad Seed and textured by Turducken. Meche is available at both stores.

{what next} Little Haven Portable TV (pink)

dust bunny . summer picnic . ukulele floral
(part of the Summer Picnic gatcha)

[ zerkalo ] Be My Valentine – Boxes
 Be My Valentine – Sign

[Fetch] April Showers Curtain – Light Blue 

Soy. Enamel Ware Cup [Flower]

Where Worlds Colide SQ Oaxacan Cat on Stand

I say rhododendron, you say azalea….

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My spring would not be complete without the beautiful rhododendron’s and azaleas. All azaleas are rhododendron’s but not all rhododendron’s are azaleas.  You can read further about the differences – but the most important aspect of these amazing shrubs or small trees is the beautiful cluster of flowers.

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I was delighted to find these rhododendrons at Cube Republic and I’m in the process of placing banks of these lovely shrubs all around our home and parcel.  For an eye catching display of color and design tuck clusters of these elegant plants next to rocks or around your home and trees.  They can be resized (which changes the prim impact) and unlinked to removed the blooms if you want to use the pretty greenery for a ground cover.

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I chose the pink and purple for my landscaping but there is an orange included in the purchase.  Anywhere you need a bright spot or you have an area in need of a colorful focus or backdrop, these rhododendrons are ideal.

Cube Republic (CR) Rhododendron

GOOSE – Juara beach house

Di’Cor Pollen Hanging Lamp [White]

Sway’s [Alice] topiary . candy D
[Ines] Canopy Sofa

Mesh Plants Hanging Bougainvillea in Pot

TB Maison GACHA Garden Stool 1 Turquoise
Wooden Candlesticks, White Trio

Kaerri Greenman Fountain

 

 

 

 

I need to move away . .find a new job on a beach – with RUM!

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My ultimate stress reliever is sand and sun . .mix in the sound of waves breaking on the beach and I’m cured of so many things.  Walks clear my head while softening my feet.  The breezes off the water keep me cooled even on the hottest days. Swimming in salt water is good for your skin.

So .. what’s NOT to love?  Even when the sand creeps into those unusual places and the seagulls fly off – or worse, crap on your hot dog . . it’s worth it.

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Top photo

!! Follow US !! Retro Love PickUp (adult) vanilla COPY https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/35853
@ Tres Chic 2/16

{BE} Ice Cream cart
@ Shiny Shabby 2/16

Soy. Crate w/ Glass Fishing Floats
Glass Fishing Float (blue)

Off-sim Marker Buoy by – e-brink

Jenuwin Designs Boardwalk post
(Part of the Boardwalk set)

Tomato Park pelican_std_v0.1

Virtual Nature Dead BEACH TREES
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/37281

ArchiTech Designs Random Swamp Grass

Bottom Photo:

{what next} Little Haven Caravan (coastal)
Island Beach Parasol (yellow)
Island Beach Towel
Riviera Beach Parasol (blue)

Trompe Loeil – Pallet Chair White With Pillow (texture chane)

GOOSE – pallet fence & single sit pallet

[ zerkalo ] Country Living – Old Bucket

!Ohmai: Pacific Gulls (standing and soaring)

Sway’s [Shell] beach shells

Botanical – T2C Campfire and stacked woodpile

Aphrodite Shop American beer on ice bucket (drink giver)

[DDD] Firepit Sausage Grill

 Pelican for blog

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Cousteau

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My heart has left the winter cold and is now looking to spring and there is no better time to be on the Texas Gulf Coast than March through May.

I always wanted to have a boathouse with a shop and living quarters set up along the coast and now – in Second Life – I can fix it up just how I want!  I loved living on the Gulf and I miss it – but this takes a bit of the sting out.

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The L2 Studio Boathouse is exactly what you need to set up a small business on the Laguna Madre or along the Intracoastal Waterway.  Plenty of room for the fishermen to dock and fuel up with lots left for living quarters.  Would make a great waterside bar and restaurant, too.  There are NEVER enough bars and restaurants!  😀

L2Studio Boathouse 2Decor setup includes a freezer, sink and air conditioning

L2Studio Boathouse

Some favorite photos on the wall, boat oars, a chair or 2 scattered about for visitors

Peyote Cube Republic

Front:

L2 Studios   The Boathouse (mesh) 114 li —

Botanical   Prickly Pear Cactus – C/M 2

Cube Republic  Peyote Arrangement 1

KIDD Grass Landscape  LONG GRASS * Wild Sword * Scattered * CopyMod

Hayabusa Design   Pebble M6 v2-4 Separated

~Tam~    Wall Art – Metal – Circled Star

=Mirage=   Houseplant 01 Texture Change

Kalopsia    Metal Ladder (from French Rustic Decor set)

Starmark Creations   white awning light

Flag Factory Texas flag * Primo style
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/fr-FR/stores/21633

Back:

**JPK   Texaco Gas Pump

[Pu!se] Jet Ski Wake Attacker – v1.5
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/42784

junk.   leather booth bench

[ free bird ]    Recycling Bin – Sunflowers

MAC’s Super Shack    NFV2:GasolineFilling Station (flashing)

Thistle    Pile Driving Sign
No Wake Zone Sign
Swim at Your Own Risk Sign
(part of the “Let’s Party” Dock set)

Dutchie    life buoy on hook

Bahia Tiki    Shark

[Fetch]    Summer Picnic Table w/ cloth (texture change)

XD    Daffodils in Zinc Tub Planter (mesh)

Tropical Creations   Seagull, Sculpted Rotating v1.12 Trans

Interior:

POST:   Haarlem Deco Armchair
Marquette Sink (wide)
Wood Floor Grate (1.5M)

Trompe Loeil    Antique Crate Decor

{what next}    Little Haven Portable TV (light yellow)

The Mustard Seed   TMS  flowers/white petunias, silver vase 2

oyasumi    memories (b&w photo group)
cash register / grey

<HEART HOMES>   Fishermans Plugs Deco Frame

floorplan.    corner oars

Apple Fall Boat Oars
Fleur Sideboard (Mustard)

Urban Degenerates    OLD EXIT SIGN
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/de-DE/stores/71962

Creative Mesh    Freezer 2 (update)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/106730

Headhunter’s Island    Shark Jaws Wall Deco MESH

Roawenwood    Crate of Fish

Bait ‘N Tackle Sign by Sage

Picture Frame (add your own)
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/82173

junk.    industrial plant stand. dark.
cactus. ball
cactus. pilosus.
tin bucket light. medium.

Sway’s [Rosalie] Pot with cactus
(deco from the [Rosalie] Bedroom Set



 

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