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Meerkat Holiday

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The Meerkat family are holidaying at a green oasis, it makes a change from their usual desert prairie land! Also featuring lots of products from the inaugural round of Illuminate.

I really loved the {LORE} Spring Garden Nook, it has a lot of texture changes which make a big difference to the overall look. Here, I was using the gray stone, dark ivy and dark vines. Lucas Lameth has come up with three garden décor products which are absolutely beautiful and I used the Whispering Ginkgo around the windows of the nook. I’ve also used some of Raindale‘s romantic gacha – Littlevale. It includes a lot of lighting options made up in flowers and lanterns – they’ll be really useful for garden décor – and the old fountain overgrown with vegetation is a delightful focal piece.

Little Branch‘s tree is the Wild Linden which I have modified to be fairly small here but you can resize it a lot and the Land Impact is only 12 at the largest size which is huge. Another name for this tree is the Lime or Basswood and when in bloom its flowers will fill the air with beautiful aroma. You can make linden flower tea, it’s delicious. As a herb the linden blossom is a diaphoretic that makes you ‘sweat’ out fevers, infusions of freshly picked linden blossom are calming and soothing. Some of these older trees have become healing shrines over time and places of pilgrimage where they are known as “Mary Trees”. The heart shaped leaf has also been linked with love and when two people wanted to get married in the old days, they simply pressed their thumbs against a linden trunk with the whole community in circle around them, then they were considered married.

TLC Home Collection has all those cute meerkats and more in a gacha, find them over at ULTRA new round. If you use them in a more natural environment there’s also a couple of meerkat babies in a sand burrow that are equally enchanting. The little robin you’ll find at the mainstore.

Don’t forget – ULTRA and Illuminate are on the same sim, opposite to each other, so you can do all your shopping at once!

Here’s the Home & Garden products I used today, in detail:-

Products at Illuminate

1.{LORE}  – Spring Garden Nook – LI 7 – C/M – seats 3 with singles and couples animations – also texture change for stone – mossy, gray, brown and dark stone plus Ivy – light, dark and none, plus Vines – light, dark and bark

2. Lucas Lameth
Sculptures in Black Iron, Gold, Silver Bronze
(luc) Whispering Ginkgo, Bronze/Wall – LI 5
(luc) Elegant Crane V2, Black Iron – LI 1
(luc) Dandelion Thistle Sculpture, Iron (Low LoD, Less LI) – LI 3
All Copy/Modify

3. Little Branch
LB_Grass.V4{Animated}Mesh – animated grass – LI 5
LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-B – LI 2
LB_Hill-v1{Low Li} – LI 1
LB_WildLindenTree.v1{Animated}4Seasons – LI 3 – LI 12 depending on size – mine was small at LI 3 – choose from Fall 1, Fall 2, Winter, Spring, Spring 2, Summer seasons via HUD
All Copy/Modify

4. MAD MATCH
Cloverfield with ladybirds – LI 1
Set also includes single clover with ladybird and single clover with stem and ladybird

5. Moss&Mink
These are the plant pots from a set of décor by Moss&Mink that also includes a very comfy snuggle bed in PG and Adult plus room divider in black and white
{moss&mink} Plant – Palm (Black) – LI 1 – C/M – tinted by me!
{moss&mink} Plant – Ficus (Black) – LI 1 – C/M
Cloverfield with ladybirds – LI 1

6. Granola.
These are the tulip jugs from a lovely set with has dining table, chair, tulip centre pieces and the jugs.

7. Raindale
Littlevale gacha
Raindale – Littlevale flower pots – LI 1
Blue and Yellow Flower Lamps – with and without hanging chain – LI 1
Blue and Yellow Flower Lanterns – sets of 2 – LI 1 each
Raindale – Littlevale flowerbed fountain – LI 4
Raindale – Littlevale tabouret with flower – LI 1
Raindale – Littlevale ladder with lights – LI 2, modified

Other Home & Garden products:-

!Deelish-ous Designs

Fairy Flower Meadow Blues – LI 3 – Transfer/Modify so be careful when you place it and pick it up, you’ve only got one of these little beauties!

TLC Home Collection,
Robin _standing – LI 1 – from Songbirds Collection
TLC Butterfly Watering Can – LI 2
Animated Meerkat Collection – gacha, currently at ULTRA

3 Rares and 9 Commons to collect!
1_TLC Meerkat Adult Lookout_RARE
2_TLC Meerkat Pup Inspecting_RARE
3_TLC Meerkat Adult Nursing_RARE
7_TLC Meerkat Pups Playing_Common
9_TLC Meerkat Pup Looking up_Common
10_TLC Meerkat Adult Sunbathing_Common

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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  1. in one of my sl lives, I am or was a meerkat… there is something about a “tiny” they/we are cute, so usually free of human drama…

    Dymoon

    20/03/2018 at 1:24 pm

    • You’re so right, my friend! I think I was a bird in a previous life because I love their songs and like being high up – as if in a nest.

      Moz Loordes

      20/03/2018 at 2:25 pm

  2. Ok you had me at meerkat!!!
    I love those critters

    Isabelle Cheren

    20/03/2018 at 1:31 pm

    • They win the cuteness trophy! Now you now where to go and gacha 🙂

      Moz Loordes

      20/03/2018 at 2:25 pm

      • I’m on my way there as soon as I get home. I feel my goats chickens and cats would love some new buddies 😊

        Isabelle Cheren

        20/03/2018 at 5:24 pm

      • At least they don’t answer you back in a cheeky way!

        Moz Loordes

        21/03/2018 at 3:02 pm

  3. I had no idea Linden Trees were really a thing! Learn something new every day 🙂

    • Yes, I was surprised! I like to research the trees Little Branch make because there’s always something special about each tree back in the real world. In the UK trees that are over 400 years old are awarded a plaque and we make a big deal about looking after these ancients.

      Moz Loordes

      21/03/2018 at 3:01 pm

  4. I love the Meerkats have seen various National Geo specials featuring them ~ they are amazing as you are with your blog posts and this one is no exception ~ great job ♥

    Starr

    20/03/2018 at 6:25 pm

    • Awws, thank you, Starr ❤ Yes, I know the Nat Geo specials and we also have had whole series about them in the UK, it follows their daily lives including the stand offs between groups that you get sometimes. Fascinating!

      Moz Loordes

      21/03/2018 at 3:03 pm

  5. So cute!

  6. Such a beautiful composition, I would also like to relax there with those meerkats 🙂

    SueGeeli DeCuir

    24/03/2018 at 11:21 pm

    • Thanks so much, Sue, there’s been a lot of beautiful landscaping products out at the latest Events, so I’m taking advantage of them 🙂

      Moz Loordes

      25/03/2018 at 12:03 pm

  7. Everything looks fabulous I want it all! LOL

    cherrislfashion

    25/03/2018 at 7:14 pm


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