mangia mangia…

mangia mangia
The Italians believe in la Famiglia meaning family ~ and Sundays are always reserved for  family, along with plenty of cousins, aunts, uncles all coming together for a day of  food, wine, and lively conversation ~looking at the table the only things missing are steaming platters of pasta, tortellini, Ossobocu with plenty of gravies, sauces to go along ~ the desserts will range from Tiramisu, Cannoli, Pannetone with various other cakes along with small bowls of gelato served with cups of espresso, bottles of limoncello and yes lot of different Italian wines ~ a feast fit for royalty but served to family…most of the heavier meals are served at lunch with dinner consisting of something lighter♥  After everyone has consumed their meals it is fairly typical to stroll around the grounds or walk into the town for an indulgent  digestive like Sgroppino, which is fresh lemon granita doctored up with champagne or vodka. Either way, large Italian families have their own special meals for Sundays some call their sauces gravy instead of sauce ~ my understanding is based on the region you grew up determines whether it is called gravy or sauce, for now, am going to grab a chair as my host yells out to everyone “MANGIA MANGIA meaning eat up ♥ a presto amici miei ~ see you soon my friends ♥♥♥

Shot at my home using the following props :
220ML – Gouveia Wine – WOH – Bottle
[666] plants 13 *past gacha
[666] plants 10 *past gacha
Apple Fall Macarons in Box ~ gift
Apple Fall Lemon Whip Drizzle Cake
*_*C-Outlet*_* Rock Angel-MP find
*_*C-Outlet*_* Color Angel-MP find
[Cb] Gift Stool
CHEZ MOI Strawberry Cake @Cosmos Tuesday
CHEZ MOI Wall Fountain
Clockwork Basic Black Vase
Concept} Blueberry bowl – Arcade Gift
CONVAIR Carrier Tricycle red
CONVAIR Tuscany Wine Barrel
#Dock17# Espresso machine (Black)
DD Bush Blue Flower W Watering Can
FLOOD Mesh: FULL PERM Mouse Sleeping
FrostySavage Hanging Grape Vine-MP find
Hannah Kozlowski ~ Calico Cat Lying – Mesh
KraftWork Pranzo in Lucca Un Tavolo nel Giardino *past deco crate
[Kres] Bella Italia – Pizza Oven past deco crate
*LODE* Decor – Bagatiba Golden Bottle [red]
*Lok’s* Hyacinths in Wood Planter
Luxi&Style ~ stone bench *MP find
MINIMAL – Mykonos @Cosmos Tuesday
MI MegRose Vineyards Table *past deco crate
MLE Copperfield Pinot Gris Wine Set
MLECopperfield Chardonnay Wine Set
MLE Copperfield Merlot Wine Set
MudHoney Audrey Vase
:: N :: Limoncello Set Bistro table
:[P]:- Masse Planter Summer Night Sky
Serenity Style- Mozart Spring Books
… SpotCat … Biscuits with strawberries
^Upcycled^ Teacup Planters (copy)
VOID – Alba Dining Chair Blue Plaid
{what next} Provence Picnic Cake
{what next} House Plant – Agave
{what next} House Plant – Eucalyptus
{what next} Provence Bowl of Strawberries
{YD} Intimate Wedding – Cake

glamping we go…

Glamping
Cramming as much of comfort stuff that Dena and I thought we would need I gave her directions to one of the most gorgeous places I have seen the Smoky Mountains that borders on Tennessee and North Carolina ~ we were really lucky the National Forest was letting us spend a couple of nights as the temperature was mild and the snow forecast for the next couple days was absolutely nil ~ as you can see Dena and myself set up camper and if the weather gets bad we can always hop in our comfy travel trailer to get us comfy…Dena did most of the work setting up as I struggled with the tent ~ you can just see behind us the peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains ~ choosing a perfect spot just in front of the Tennessee streams where the fishing is amazing.  At least I hope so as that was the plan for dinner ~ back up is the pot of soup simmering on the campfire along with a kettle of hot water for tea or maybe hot cocoa later…lunch is the sandwiches that we grabbed just before entering the park ~ you can also set we set up some nibbles of wine and cheese when we get back from fishing…ummm Dena is yelling at me from the stream so gotta get going ~ Y’all take care and we will be back soon ♥

Shot on at my home with tons of help from bestie Dena Teardrop ~ using the following

Props
REIGN.- Summer Roadtrip Droptop PINK
Marketplace item washing pole & panties
BackBone Breakfast in Paris – Coffee Cup
Dahlia – La Dolce Vita – Moka Espresso Maker
HCC Sleeping Bags Single
{what next} Lisbeth Garden Blanket V2 1
{what next} Provence Picnic Sandwich Tray
{what next} Provence Picnic Tray Table
{what next} Provence Picnic Lantern
{what next} Provence Picnic Drinks Tray (rose)
{what next} Little Haven Portable TV (lilac)
{what next} Little Haven Caravan (coastal)
{what next} Campfire Log Stool #2
{what next} Pine Ridge Cooking Pot – Soup
{what next} Pine Ridge Tent
{what next} Sierra Blanket Box
{what next} Pine Ridge Kettle
{what next} Pine Ridge Campfire
{what next}Pine Ridge Camping Stool (red)
[we’reCLOSED] deck chair light
Toro. San Jose Crate {Blue} ~ courtesy of hubby
!!FollowUS!! Bistro – Wine tray

Mancave…

ManCave

Every male likes his own space so Dena and I made a choice to make a Mancave for Sten ~ umm it was very temporary ~ this is truly Dena’s niche in decorating as I love the little touches and how she has incorporated them all ~ most of the items came from past subscription boxes by Deco(c)rate ~ still sad they are no longer as I truly thought they were a very successful subscription box ~ when you look around you might notice there is no TV as Sten has said he is not a big watcher, he is a cat fan so you can tell that I placed 2 of them for him…we truly had fun doing this and already thinking of our next project ~ before I list all the credits I do want to thank all my followers and supporters as it is always nice to see more people following my blog ~ very very appreciated ♥♥ Lastly HUGE thank you’s to Dena my bestie who really did an exceptional job on this ~ hugzz♥

This was shot at BVL’s sandbox ~ and below are the props that were used ~ Rides to Seven Emporium, 8f8, AsteroidBox, Breaux Jr, DaD, DRD, Di’Cor, dust bunny, Ex Machina, Fawny, hive, LEGENDAIRE, PewPew, Serenity Style, SilenceThistle Homes{Q-Essentials}, 

7 Emporium – Wall AC Unit (Inside)~FLF past
7 – Fire Alarm Panel ~FLF past
8f8 – Mystery Hats – 13 – MACABRE *** SECRET RARE ~ Past Gacha item
AsteroidBox. Takeout Bag ~ FLF past
Breaux Rum Jug Decor- April Gift for Gacha Land
DaD – Vintage Paris rug” c/m V.1.0 ~ Deco(c)rate/Feb 2018
DRD – Series 01 – Fireplace – Light~ past Shadow Box Series
DRD – Series 01 – Attic Rugs – Dark~ past Shadow Box Series
Di’Cor Simone Indoor Planter ~Deco crate ~ May 2017
dust bunny . snake plant
Ex Machina – Steampunk Desk Lamp~Deco crate ~ May 2017
Ex Machina – Packing crate~Deco crate ~ May 2017
Fawny – Happy Puppies.Playful Puppy – Chocolate~past gacha 2015
hive // potted plants . cordyline tree
LEGENDAIRE MR. Cupcake ~ instore
LEGENDAIRE DUCHESS~instore
Pewpew! Leather Pouf – Brown ~ Deco crate ~ Jan 2018
Serenity Style- Nannja Southern Bedside Table ~ Deco crate Sept 2017
Serenity Style- Nannja Southern Plant ~ Deco crate Sept 2017
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Armchair Artist MT
Serenity Style- Inspired Space Notebook~ ~ Deco crate May2017
Silence. – Ladder Shelf
T&B Old World Grandfather Clock ~ unknown
Thistle McGill Townhouse ~ Builders Box May 2018
{Q-Essentials} License Plate Clock ~ gift
W.E. Cigars and Port-gift ~ unknown 

Moving day…

MovingD

Took a small break to move again as I found out am not really an island person and would rather live back in the woods and grassland area still keeping with the same great people at Luxory Estates ~ packing up is a breeze just hit the return and whoosh it all goes back in the inventory its the unpacking that is a total bitch LOL ~ but after moving several times in RL there is no comparison as I will always taking moving in SL over RL any day.  Finding the land was easy peasy as I knew exactly what I was looking for and with the help of Dykoda Desmoulins one of the Estate Managers I found the perfect place, plenty of room, nuff prims and was affordable for both myself & hubby.  Both of us are pretty much homebodies that when we are together we play Greedy or On a Roll and just enjoy each other’s company ~ between Brutus my long long time friend and bestie Dena we got it all setup, and decorated ~ so to both of them I give them huge thanks and big hugzz ♥♥

Credits for Props used ~
Simply Shelby Easter Flowers – Pink Daffodil
[Cb] Metal Flowers SLB15 Gift from ChiC buildings
Di’Cor Harriet Candles
{what next} Boathouse Cottage Cut Flowers
8f8Granny’s Winter Cottage – Armchair ~ Gacha
.:revival:. elegant rug ~ Deco(c)rate Jan 2017
ARIA Eirwen Sofa Deco(c)rate Dec 2017
Trompe Loeil Pomeroy Glen Cabin