Thank you to the love of my life 💜, my friends, my awesome blog sponsors, blogger managers and readers, for making 2021 a wonderful year in SL and RL despite the on-going pandemic. May You have a year that is filled with love, laughter, brightness and hope. I wish you all a Happy New Year!
Sorry not sorry for the Norwegian caption. There is simply no English equivalent.
Romjul starts tomorrow, December 27th. Romjul or romhelg are very old Norwegian words (from Norse: rúmheilagr ‘not holy by law’) to describe the days between the Christmas holidays and the end of Christmas (January 6th). Nowadays we usually mean the days between the Christmas holidays and New Year’s Eve.
Romjul is often full of hygge. It might even be extra hyggelig! And we all remember that Hygge is a Norwegian and Danish word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment, right? Hence, we get Romjulshygge when our homes are still decorated with Christmas lights and candles and blankets and the fireplace is crackling and baby, it’s cold outside!
I had a wonderful Christmas Eve celebration yesterday. I was preparing Christmas dinner together with my mom, with the Norwegian Broadcasting’s Boys’ Choir singing on TV as the church bells rang in Christmas. In that moment… If I’m not feeling the Christmas spirit before then I’m definitely feeling it now. This choir has been singing in Christmas every year for as long as I can remember. We had a wonderful dinner and then we unwrapped our presents.
Today I’m having a very peaceful Christmas Day. I’m having a white Christmas (almost) every year but we got a lot of snow this week, I’ve already been out this morning shoveling snow in the dog yard. Short legged furbabies need pathways in the snow to be able to move about. After dinner I’ll go out again and shovel the driveway. To those who are starting their Christmas celebration today; enjoy every moment. If you’re celebrating with children, please don’t get drunk. If you’re celebrating by yourself this Christmas, I hope you can find something to be grateful for and that you’re still able to enjoy the holidays. Merry Christmas!
Some traditions are closer to my heart than others. As a child it’s easy to see magic in everything and especially Christmas and with a little help from loving grown-ups this magic can become real. I believed that Santa came to our house every year after midnight on the 24th of December with our Christmas tree; he decorated it and put all the presents underneath then he hung our Christmas stockings filled with candy on our bedroom doors. Sometimes if I was awake that late I could hear Santa stomping up the steps (yes the steps, he didn’t come down our chimney lol), carrying the tree, I imagined. But since I was bit shy I closed my eyes and hid under the blanket. My sister easily slept through the whole thing every time. I think my parents and my dad in particular had a lot of fun creating this memory for us even if it meant staying up very late.
Showcasing the Soul2Soul Rustic Chic Dining Collection that’s out at TLC right now, as well as the Rustic Wood Set from InsurreKtion that’s available at the eBento event. Of course, I added some treats that are on offer for the weekend sales from both KOPFKINO and Granola.
The Rustic Chic Dining Collection from Soul2Soul combines vintage charm and a hint of reclaimed industrial design with modern chic styling. The Dining Table & Chairs comfortably seats six and blends old wood, leather and metal in fusion with chenille upholstery in 4 different colour palettes for a little luxury. Together with a Buffet Table, Mason Jar accent Lights, table Decor and a contemporary Print. Tables and carver chairs are equipped with an easy-to-use, menu-driven texture options system. The white version is tintable.Chairs have many singles bento animations.
The Rustic Wood Set by InsurreKtion is a set of beautiful rustic decor items that fits anywhere from your entryway to your lodge living space; the set contains Console, Table, Baskets, Pottery Candelabra, Wall Candelabra, Candlesticks, Old Boots and 4 different paintings.
KOPFKINO has two new releases in store for this weekend’s 60L$ Happy Weekend Sale. In this scene is the Candied Almonds Decor piece that comes in a material and non-material version, is copy/modify and has a land impact of 3. There’s also a holdable Candied Almonds version available.
The Pumpkin Pie Tray Dispenser from Granola does exactly what it says; it dispenses you a slice of pumpkin pie on a plate. Yum! Texture change HUD for the wooden board and the cloth. This was released for Fifty Linden Friday but if you hurry over to the Granola mainstore you can still purchase it at the sale price!
Soul2Soul. Rustic Chic Dining Collection @ TLC (through December 10)
[IK] Rustic Wood Set @ eBento (through November 30)
KOPFKINO – Candied Almonds Decor for 60L$ Happy Weekend
Pumpkin Pie anyone? Jack-O-Lantern Pies? Mulled Wine? If yes, then go to eBento before the October round ends and secure your Sweet October Set by InsurreKtion as fatpack or buy individual pieces. Have a slice!
You’re looking at the complete Muniick Lorraine Vintage Living Room collection, as Muniick released the Lorraine Living Room Set B last weekend and this was the final set in the collection. When I rezzed the pieces I was immediately pulled back in time to my own 1980’s childhood. This was a very typical living room in the late 1970’s through early 1980’s. My grandparents had this exact couch. Slightly different cushion colors but it was this exact couch and 2 chairs and an ottoman. And I remember one of the rooms in my parents’ house had that wallpaper, a wallpaper which I managed to find on the marketplace while looking for 70’s wallpapers. Got to love it! We also had one of those string and nail schooners hanging on the wall. I think I broke it.
Luxury must be comfortable otherwise it is not luxury.
I have new releases from [ SQUARE ] and InsurreKtion for you this time paired with a couple of previous releases from MYSA to make up this gorgeous contemporary living space which radiates luxury and comfort. Two of my favorite things!
[ SQUARE] – ZION BIO FIREPLACE BLACK @ eBento (from October 11th through October 31st)
Showcasing the MYSA Vila Collection Bed today and oh my, this is a beautiful bed with lots of color customization options through one single HUD (practical!); 16 colors – 11 sections to change leaving unlimited color combinations and with all the animations you expect from MYSA and more. There’s a version without the headboard too, so this bed really fits any bedroom.
You’ll find FFM and MMF is added to this cozy piece as well as some lovely PG animations perfect for watching movies, talking on the phone or just reading that magazine with a cup of coffee by the fire.
Materials Enabled/Adult and PG/Quality Bento Animations/Aeros/Physics/V-Bento/Lovense/INM Compatible.
New from InsurreKtion for this round of Cosmopolitan is the Shabby Linen Closet Set, where you get the Linen Closet in white and black (texture change menu upon Touch) and the decorative stool with plant.