Paradise by the Poolside Lights

I’m not going to be writing a huge amount today.  As some of you know from previous posts my daughter was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease last year and hasn’t responded very well to the treatments she’s had so far. Today is surgery day…she’s having a section of her bowel removed. It’s a fairly common operation and the surgeon is fabulous but, even at 22, she’s still my baby and it’s the first time any of my children have undergone surgery. I’m a jittery Momma right now.

I pre-prepared this post yesterday.  I’ve been thinking for a long while about how to do more vlogging and recently did a short video to show the functionality of the Apple Fall Mercantile Bookshelf set. I asked the question of Wendz Tempest at the recent Blogger & Vlogger Network presentation on home and garden blogging and she suggested something that I had also run through my mind a while back…speed edits. It gave me the confidence to go ahead and give it a go! So, below here is the resulting video. The scene took about an hour to build, but that did include stopping for a skype call and taking out 20 minutes for a visit from one of my favourite designers who came by to see the work in progress.

A full list of credits is below along with the finished photograph of the scene. FaMESHed is open until the 27th May so you still have a few days left to shop!


*Fancy Decor – Davis Fence Kit **NEW** at FaMESHed

*Fancy Decor: Davis Bench **NEW** at FaMESHed

*Fancy Decor: Davis Planter **NEW** at FaMESHed

*unKindness – Spring Lights Pergola **NEW** at FaMESHed

*Trompe Loeil – Geonna Patio + Pool **NEW** at FaMESHed

*Trompe Loeil – Geonna Barstool **NEW** at FaMESHed

*N4RS Cape Cod Lounger**NEW** at FaMESHed

*N4RS Cape Cod Side Table **NEW** at FaMESHed

*.:revival:. concrete candleholder II **NEW** at FaMESHed

*Apple Fall Bay Leaf Topiary

*Apple Fall Elderflower Cordial

Little Branch – OliveTree

=EliBaily= Ivy

Soy. Potted Ponytail Palm

Soy. Potted Cactus Opuntia

Soy. Potted Pothos

Ariskea [Mocorra] Tree plant

Ariskea [Mocorra] Bushy plant

[-BLUE SKY-] Chalkboard Barrel – Wine tasting (Rusted)

[-BLUE SKY-] Chalkboard Barrel – It was always you (Rusted)

[ kunst ] – Wine bottle & glasses holder

..::THOR::.. Dusty Wine Bottle

Cheeky Pea – Scattered Wine

DaD DESIGN – Floating ring

3 thoughts on “Paradise by the Poolside Lights

  1. I enjoyed that, Kess, although I’d need a double speed Edit to get my scene building in 20 mins *laughs* Best wishes for your daughter’s surgery today, she’ll feel better having that dysfunctional piece of bowel removed. I’m a great believer in surgery.


  2. Awesome video, loved it Kess. Good luck for your daughter today hun, and sending you big hugs, I’ve been in your shoes with a child undergoing surgery so I totally know how you are feeling. Wishing her a speedy recovery your both my thoughts ♥

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