Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

New Year

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2017 has been a pretty good year. I look forward to what 2018 brings. I have really enjoyed blogging with recipes and giving makeup tips. Those are probably the most fun blog posts that I do. Hope you are liking them to because I plan to continue on with that.

an lar [poses] The Regina Series
RAMA.SALON – Shay Hair ‘S’ @N21
-SU!- Ophelia Eyes /Fatpack/ @N21
.miss chelsea. Lulu Bolero Maitreya @N21
.miss chelsea. Lulu Dress Maitreya Navy @N21
.miss chelsea. Lulu Earrings Gold @N21
.miss chelsea. Lulu NYE Headband @N21
-Glam Affair – Lola Applier – LAQ Head ( America ) @ Kustom9
LAQ Bento – Motion Capture – Scarlet
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

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DIY Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar

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Yesterday we spent all day baking and decorating Christmas cookies. Sometimes we just do not have the time to make and bake. Another great way to gift cookies to your loved ones is putting all of the ingredients in a jar. It looks great layered.

Pour your ingredients one by one into a Mason jar. Wrap some ribbon or string around the lid and attach a homemade gift tag. You can write the directions on a recipe card and slip it in to their Christmas card. I found several different recipes on The Domestic Geek blog.

an lar [poses] The Candi Series @ The Chapter Four
Exile – Weekender
Cae :: Elena :: Collection FaMESHed
paper.arrow.co taylor.sweater mauve
CATWA HEAD Lilly
Glam Affair – Suzie – Catwa Mesh Head Applier @ Kinky
Veechi – Paris Shadow @ N21
Izzie’s – Yonder Mesh Eyes Group Gift
Maitreya Mesh Body & Bento Hands – Lara
Various decor from The Arcade December 2017
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – mix-in-a-jar RARE
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – packages for gift-giving

How-to Christmas Ornament Cookies

How-to Baking Christmas Cookies

We have been baking and decorating Christmas cookies today. I have two recipes to share with you to make your own at home. The first batch are easy sugar cookies. Just add some icing, m&m’s, and a ROLO candy and you have a Christmas Ornament cookie. Use any assortment of colors for your ornament decoration.

Christmas Ornament Cookies Recipe

To keep things easy, I’m going to show you a recipe from the same blog for the next cookie. It is so easy to make! 4 ingredient Christmas cookies cannot be more simple. Prepare the cake mix, scoop small dough balls on to cookie sheet, bake, cool, and place your Hershey’s Kiss candy on top.

4 Ingredient Christmas Cookies

an lar [poses] The Candi Series @ The Chapter Four
TRUTH VIP November – Ginevra *Group Gift
Cae :: Yuletide :: Necklace Tannenbaum
paper.arrow.co taylor.sweater seafoam
CATWA HEAD Lilly
Glam Affair – Suzie – Catwa Mesh Head Applier @ Kinky
Veechi – Paris Shadow @ N21
Izzie’s – Yonder Mesh Eyes Group Gift
Maitreya Mesh Body & Bento Hands – Lara
Various decor from The Arcade December 2017
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – ornament cookies
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – cookie kisses

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

I am still head over heels for the Truth Irenka hair. My makeup is Lilian from Glam Affair made for LeLutka. It has several eyeshadows and lipsticks to complete the look. My new face is Lelutka’s Simone bento head. Everyone on the grid is loving that they can create their own identities with bento heads.

Canimal is back to Second Life and has made this sexy outfit for N21. The top and skirt are separate pieces in case you want to wear them with something else. The heels are from Reign and have pom poms on the back part of the ankle. The pose is Glamrus for couples. I just really wanted to hold the sign so I am doing this pose solo.

Fashion:
Pose: Glamrus – Our First Christmas @N21
Glamrus . Merry Christmas Sign PROP @N21
.LeLutka. Simone Bento Head
REIGN.- POM HEELS @N21
TRUTH HAIR Irenka VIP Group Gift
[Black Bantam] Candy Cane For Your Mouth @Kustom9
[Canimal] Callisto Skirt Leather @N21
[Canimal] Callisto Top Leather @N21
Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara
IKON – Triumph Eyes – Fjord

Decor:
SAYO – Modern Minimalist Frames @N21
SAYO – Modern Minimalist Light Curtain @N21
SAYO – Modern Minimalist Desk @N21
.LeLutka.Gratiam.Tree – Group Gift
MishMish – Cozy Little Bear – Luxe Box
[Black Bantam] Sleepy Head Corgi Cane Tan RARE @Kustom9
ionic : Milk and Donuts (Choco) @TCF
Second Spaces geeky powerstrip with cords
Apple Fall Royal Vase Lamp
Apple Fall Oxford Wingback Chair

Peeking Under the Christmas Tree

Peeking Under the Tree

Do you like peeking at presents under the tree? Sometimes I just can’t help wondering what is in the pretty wrapped packages. I admit that I will shake them, and I can usually guess my gifts. My silly little tuxedo kitten was checking out things under the tree himself.

Unfortunately, Manicure Monday was delayed because I took a sick day. Maybe we should call it Wet Nails Wednesday. The nail appliers that I have picked out for this week are from Hello Dave. This store participated in Lazy Sunday with the Christmas Party nail appliers pack. This set comes in 35 colors. Upon arriving at the store I noticed an advent calendar. Simply join the group for free and click the days of the calendar for the very generous nail appliers. A free one for every day of December!

Hello Dave – Nail Appliers – Christmas Party in 35 colors
Slink Hands Casual and Relaxed

Winter Blue

Speaking of gifts and generosity, neve by ColdLogic has this fitted mesh sweater set at the main store set out as a gift for all. You do not have to join the group to get it. The top comes in green, red, blue, and gray. The undershirt also comes in 4 colors or can be hidden. Each is texture change by hud. This is my favorite top from the neve team, and it is an awesome gift from them.

Repose Gift (seasonal) for PRESENT DAY 10 (worn) @ Winter Gacha Festival
{what next} Wintery Porch Sign (boxed) used as decor
{what next} Wintery Porch Sign
JIAN :: A Very Kitten Christmas – Tuxedo Kitten @ Winter Gacha Festival
MudHoney Shabby Giftboxes
dust bunny . porcelain deer @ The Arcade
Trompe Loeil – Washbasin Planter & Hedge @ The Arcade
!Ohmai: Doilie Tree Skirt @ Tannenbaum
Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree (Tannenbaum)
!Ohmai: Twine Ornament [Natural] @ Tannenbaum
dust bunny . camellia stool

neve top – easy fairIsle – Lara Gift for All
neve legging – zeezee neutral – Lara
Ingenue ::  Amelia Boots :: Coal @ Collabor88
[e] Hosanna – Essentials – RARE @ Winter Gacha Festival
Maitreya Mesh Body Lara
Slink Hands Relaxed and Casual
Izzie’s – Mesh Alpha Lashes
IKON Triumph Eyes – Fjord

In the close up I am wearing Glam Affair – Caroline
Pose by RePose @ Winter Gacha Festival

The second shot I am wearing LeLutka Mesh Head – Karin
Pose by elephante poses – Holly for N21
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lo%20Lo/207/82/23

Manicure Monday

Manicure Monday

LaBoheme was featured last week, but I thought she needed another mention because of all the December events she is in. The Holiday nail polish that I am wearing comes in 10 different colors. It is made for Maitreya Lara, Omega Applier System, and Slink. The cost is just 10L and that enters you into a contest to win the entire OMNI collection from the store. LaBoheme also has several store giveaways and hunt prizes for December. I suggest you stop by the store and check them all out. The phone that I am holding is by VCO for The Arcade and is just super sweet.

LaBoheme – Holiday Nails Applier

JOY

I stumbled upon the Pepe brand at The Chapter Four. For 50L per play you can win one of 10 Festive Nails manicure/pedicures for Maitreya Lara. I went to their mainstore and Facebook page. It seems as if the store has been open for a little over a  year. I found a handful of hairstyles, 2 of which are group gifts in certain colors, and one set each of makeup and nail appliers. As you can see, the nail polish is gorgeous.

Pepe – Festive Nails Applier @ The Chapter Four

pepe nails glitter

I’m always on the lookout for new nail appliers. If you’d like yours featured on Manic Monday send me (Caroline Apollo) some information about your store and new release.

Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree (Tannenbaum)

From The Arcade:
VCO ~ Honey Deco Phone . Mint Snow @ Arcade
Trompe Loeil – Reindeer Cutout Wall Art
Trompe Loeil – JOY Light-Up Letters
Trompe Loeil – Washbasin Planter & Hedge
O.M.E.N – Waiting for Santa Paws – Dream Pup – RARE
-tres blah- Cozy Winter – Church Tin House
-tres blah- Cozy Winter – Church Tall House
-tres blah- Cozy Winter – Church Small House
:BoOgErS: Stocking Bear
{what next} Winter’s Cottage (with snow/lights) RARE COPY

What I’m Wearing:
Truth Hair – Amoret
neve top – easy stripe – Lara
neve pant – rolled cords – Lara
LOGO Sadie Mesh Head
Ikon – Triumph Eyes Fjord
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body (hands)
Kirin – Himawari Pose

O Tannenbaum, O Christmas Tree

Decorating the Tree

O Tannenbaum is an old German Christmas song. Here in the United States we know it as O Christmas Tree. Right here is SecondLife we know Tannenbaum as the holiday market filled with winter clothes and decor. Inside the tree lot are gacha machines filled with decorative ornaments.

The ornaments are so beautifully well done. Each gacha is only L$25 per play. !Ohmai has the cutest babies laying on snow inside of her ornaments. You can hold the little baby inside, but you will have to take the ornament apart. I love kitty cats, and so I had to play the Schadenfreude gacha. Each ornament is texture change with 6 options. Each play with Anc ltd. grants you 3 items in one pull. The ornament for the tree, one to pose inside of, and an animated twig chair. I also picked up a few adorable decorations from MishMish. These ornaments with kitties, puppies, and bunnies are cuteness overload. Silentsparrow has 12 perfect felt bird ornaments to trim your tree.

Decorating the tree

Tannenbaum Holiday Market:
Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree (Tannenbaum)
~silentsparrow~  Felt Bird Ornaments – Peacock – Bright
Schadenfreude Feline 1 Catmas Ornament
Schadenfreude Bird 2 Catmas Ornament
MishMish – Bunny in a box – Golden
MishMish – Kitty in a box – Original
!Ohmai: X’mas Magic [Sol]
!Ohmai: X’mas Magic [Doe]
!Ohmai: X’mas Magic [Fah]
!Ohmai: Gold Star Topper
{anc} glass ornament. for tree (4) 1Li

Older items not at this event:
Alouette – Box of Ornaments 2
Apple Fall An Lar Ladder

Worn:
Goji Skirt Tulip – Tartan – Lara
Goji Top Cutie – Tartan – Lara
Ingenue :: Astrid Heels (Maitreya) :: Graphite FLF 11/27/15
Ingenue :: Twinkle Toes Socks @ Tannenbaum
Lara Hurley Alena Skin
Exile – Another Day Gone Hair
Lelutka Karin Mesh Head
SLINK Hands Casual and Elegant
Maitreya Lara Body (feet)
IKON Triumph Eyes