Luke and I decided to explore Luanes Magical World today and found this beautiful little gazebo. With a little windlight magic and a softer clarity, we had a magical moment of our own, celebrating four months along. We couldn’t resist a loving pregnancy pose I had found at Reina’s Photography and been holding onto until her bump really started to show more.
We usually stick to the regular Luanes World sim and explore her landscaping (and maybe copy a few ideas when we’re needing to change things up *grin*), but I highly recommend checking out her Magical World sim. Just remember to use a default or magical type of windlight in order to get to appreciate all of the beautiful details and work that Luane put into the land. There are a ton of little getaways tucked into the trees, down the mystical paths, and behind light beams.
I was lucky enough to get the Abby Top from Whimsical Design’s that I paired with the maxi skirt part of outfit 4 from Bluebird Baby, which was the perfect height of crop to show off that sweet little baby bump for Luke to whisper fairytails of magic to. It’s a smock style type with ruched sleeves and a high-low style crop which I found versatile enough to wear with the maxi skirt but paired really well with jeans too, so I’d definitely recommend checking out this new addition to her LoveMomma line.
I want to keep this short and sweet, since it was such a magical moment that it deserves to stand by itself, so following are the credits (SLurls subject to change of course, but I tried to provide what I could).
In case you haven’t heard, there’ll be a highly anticipated event for all those RPing pregnancy in SL – Pregnant In SL!
I was lucky enough to get my pixel hands on Whimsical Designs’ Lottie Outfit, which will premiere at the event in singles and in a fatpack. It is “a matching tank and panty set in 14 colors with lacy trim. Fits LoveMomma and LoveBody…Available only at the Pregnant in SL Event…”. I’m all for some comfy clothing, but whoa Momma! Not only is it totally cute for hanging out at home or with your partner, but it can be one hot little number with the right setting!
Luke had to show a little appreciation for finding his wife daydreaming in this outfit…
I had to include one of her sitting pretty without a bed or spouse involved, so you can see just how comfy this outfit also looks. *grin* Boy does it show off the bump stages perfectly too!
I can’t wait for the event and hope this gives a heads up to a few LoveMomma enjoyers out there too! 🙂
Credits with SLurls (remember, the event doesn’t occur for a little over a week, so no SLurl for that):
(Whimsical Designs) WD Lottie Fatpack (SLurl is for their mainstore so you can take a look around and do some pre-event shopping
With so much going on lately, Bre took a quiet day while Eva had Niall and Emma for the weekend. Between Whimsical Designs’ knee high sports socks and LoveMomma’s (available right there in the store) oversized jersey, yoga and some napping were a must. Usually a sports sock would call for some tennis, rollerskating, or softball, but they made a perfect lounging sock this time!
Time for a little nap before Sis brings the kids home…
Last night Bre and Luke explored Meauxle Bureaux after spotting it on the Destination Guide. According to the guide: “Meauxle Bureaux is the home of the Linden Department of Public Works, a program focused on improvements related to the experience of living in and visiting the Linden Mainland. This intricate build was lovingly crafted by resident experts for all to enjoy, so come see the ultimate in shared creative spaces!” Since we love our LL log cabin and all of the incredible work that the Linden “moles” have done, we had to go check it out.
This was the perfect opportunity to dress up in Whimsical Design’s Michaela Dress in a celestial blue texture and celebrate the start of Peanut’s third month. The dress will make even the most pregnant woman feel sexy, so if you have the LoveMomma or LoveBody, you should definitely try this out! As the Trace Adkins country song goes, “You’re one hot mama”!
Meauxle Bureaux is a super neat place with a mixture of shops/buildings to represent the different moles, along with fun signs to read (you must read the obelisk outside of Abner Mole’s!) and uplifting landscaping. We wandered around for a bit before we settled into Abner’s Pub while chatting and camming around.
We then headed back over to Luanes World to explore more of the changes she made to the landscape and found the cutest wagon with built in poses. Most aren’t well suited to a dress, so we are definitely going back in casual clothing and having a romantic little photography session. It’s in the standard area, to the right of the lane when you walk with the lake to your left. (If you like doing photography, I definitely recommend joining her group so that you have rezzing rights – not to mention amazing group gift poses. Just use “secondlife:///app/group/883a26d3-c506-65c7-a759-30eed75f6d26/about” in local chat and you ~should~ have the group profile and join come up for you, if I did that right. *grin* You can easily join the group at the mainstore near the forced landing spot if I did that wrong, too, so easy peasy. Back to the wagon though…
There’s a cute little cabin right beside the lake that we sat on the porch of as we enjoyed the peacefulness Luane created. We couldn’t resist a little kiss and selfie before leaving, though. *grin*
Before we left I couldn’t resist one last picture to show off the awesome technology of the LoveMomma fitted dresses. Once Bre made it to the third month the baby bump started to show a bit more (oh my goodness, how adorable!). This dress fits the LoveBody and all stages of LoveMomma’s pregnancy, so this went from a regular flat beauty and is gently expanding over the bump without distorting any of the textures (which some legacies probably have painful memories of horribly distorted textures on our old clothing, so how awesome is this?!!). It’s hard to believe that I’ve now been Bre for enough years to have gone from clothing layers that distorted over body parts and into crevices, over to mesh and then fitted mesh, and now to this new rigged mesh that is mind blowing in comparison. So yeah, I totally had to do a close up and show off how far SL has come and it was a great opportunity to show how gorgeous the texture is on this dress. *grin*
Credits with SLurls, plus the store and locations have embedded links in the post too:
Bre is wearing:
WD (Whimsical Designs) Michaela Dress from the Fatpack
Today Bre started craving some ice cream, so she decided a Mommy and Me trip was in order with Emma. In the matching Whimsical Design’s Mirabel Dress and Ruffle Tank Dress Hope Lace Darks Green by Whimsical Kids for Emma, and the need to feel a little extra feminine with a pretty dress, they had quite an adventure! Since Emma is a bit wild when not in the stroller and Luke had taken Niall on a boys outing with the stroller, Bre carried Emma and kept her out of any unplanned adventures. *laugh*
They say you should never shop on an empty stomach, so their first stop was for some chicken bites and milkshakes, although service was a little slow on taking their order.
Since it was a fully indulgent day, they grabbed a pint from the store and indulged in Bre’s lastest craving for ice cream.
With full bellies the girls hit the road to visit Miamic Park and check out all of the changes. If you have any little ones or would like a really neat place to hang out, I sincerely recommend checking out Miamic (there’s even a post featuring Miamic in previous blog posts). There is an incredibly beautiful spot to snuggle up for a pretty picture, even!
The girls headed home and decided to hang out for a bit in Trompe Loeil’s Bookworm Hideaway while waiting for the fellas to get home. Nothing like snuggling in a cozy nook with a woodstove after a busy day.
Bre and Luke took a little trip to the photogenic beach landscaped over at Luane’s World to reminisce over the Gidget cosplay blogged some time back. Luane has set out a lot of decorative pieces at the beach that not only bring the scene together, but they even have built in poses and animations, so we had a lot of fun exploring!
There is a lot of clothing being designed for the AvLove Momma Body right now and Whimsical Designs made what I think is the cutest bathing suit for it (not to mention it includes versions for most popular bodies!), so I couldn’t resist exploring the sim together while wearing the red version of the Brooke Swimsuit (from the fatpack). I’m not usually into polka dots, but the adorable ruffle totally made it feel extra sweet and feminine, while Luke loved the sexy cut for the bum. *grin*
After wandering a bit we had a lot of fun trying out the poses and animations built into the boat that Luane has out in the water. Some are just cute while a few are downright sexy. I definitely recommend playing with the windlights and checking out the effect of the festive lighting on the boat; just prepare to spend some time with the menu because there are a ton of fun poses, so it was hard to narrow down what I wanted to share of our adventure.
As the sun set on our adventure, we were reminded of our times playing on the beach at Gale Retreat a couple of years ago. With the help of LumiPro, we have the perfect picture momento to tie our unexpected fairytale together.
Although the above pictures are a perfect slideshow of our beach adventure from the other day, and follow through the day nicely, I can’t resist adding a duplicate from when he patiently waited for me to play with windlights. There is something so romantic about the scene with the rich hues from the windlight kissing the shimmer on the bodies. *sigh* Add to it the sweet swimsuit and Peanut’s little bump, with the waves contrasting between the shore and out to sea, and I want to be in this moment IRL. *grin* Anyway, I hope you enjoyed our little adventure and if you’re into photography, this is the perfect time to check out Luane’s World, because her photo contest has a few days left still! Also, if you have the Momma Body, you definitely should check out Whimsical Designs. There is an awesome sale on Tuesdays and several outfits have matching options for the Animesh babies (the toddlers)!
And a few extra credits from our adventure (SLurls are from when I got the items):
The Whimsical Designs Brooke Swimsuit Fatpack is here