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Blogger Challenge

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Okies! This quick post is for Meri’s “Less than 100l$ challenge

Meri came up with 3 super outfits, all for less than L$100. They are outfits she really likes and would wear again. I decided to alter the challenge a bit as there’s much less around for chaps that is actually fashionable. My amended challenge was to find hair, stylish outfit and furniture for less than L$500 using FLF, Marketplace resellers, Group Gifts and well priced products.

I had a lot of fun with this… and came up with the above scene! The H&G was easy to do, not so much for Gabriel as he’s an awkward cuss and won’t wear just anything.  It appears he’s also obsessed with rabbits at the moment, so you’ll have to forgive him 🙂  Anyways, here’s the décor used:-

dust bunny . guiana chestnut tree – LI 4 – Fifty Linden Friday prize, some time back now but I remember being astonished that you’d get that wonderful twisted branch tree in fabulous pot for only L$50.

dust bunny . rabbit ear sponge cake . group gift – nowt! – LI 1
Sorry I don’t know if it’s anything to join the group as SL® is playing up… again

dust bunny . kawaii lunch gacha . bear dango – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify – MP resellers for L$55

Concept} 03. Bremen Sofa. Sky. PG – LI 13 – Transfer & Modify I love Concept} furniture but spend way too much on their gacha machines. This sofa contains 8 sits and 9 couples animations. One downside of this product was that I needed the Animare pose adjuster to adjust Gabriel’s arm as it was in his trousers and therefore too much for the rabbit! Fortunately this is MP resellers for L$95

Your Dreams – Bunnies in the rain gacha – Bunny Four – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify – MP resellers for L$95

So far, we have spent… L$295

Now, as for the apparel:-

1. The hair was the most difficult and I have to say that although this is a very passable and well priced hair, I don’t think Gabriel would wear it again. He was also not in favour of wearing the boots with this outfit because the trousers were showing through a bit. Blimey – you just can’t please him!

Item: MN Anime white male hair & shape & eyebrows for Altamura “MAX” Gift1
Store: MiNat (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/177242)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$35

Note that although it says Altamura, it would fit any male MESH head including Gabriel’s CATWA one.

OK, once we got over the hair, the rest was easy:-

Item: 9..::GB:: Pocket layered pants (Belleza) Green
Store: NEVER THE SAME (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/179965)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$50

Item: 16. RIOT / REBEL Tank – Mustard – Jake
Store: Grey’s Gacha Emporium (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/188024)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$40

Item: 22. RIOT / REBEL Leather Belts – Mustard – Jake
Store: Grey’s Gacha Emporium (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/188024)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$25

Item: 3.::GB:: Tow Leather necklace+ //  Silver
Store: *Gorean Gacha* (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/197002)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$30

Item: 6..::GB:: Combat boots / forest
Store: ☆♫E&H☆♫-♕DESTINY STORE♕ (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/156856)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$99

I make that little lot only… L$279

I’ve left in the MP Reseller’s stores in case you want to go and check them out.  Once I find a great reseller, I make a note and go visit their store every now and then.

Altogether I spent… L$574 so I’m L$74 over the challenge.  I’d have to cut back on Gabriel’s necklace to manage – it ain’t easy!!

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Later on, we changed up the boots and hair, and yes he would wear this outfit again!


1. TRUTH Halona hair – Blonde – really expensive and really fabulous as this has a non rigged version you can alter to fit a male head, plus a styling HUD in addition to the texture HUD so all in all, it’s a great deal for a super fussy person 🙂

2. GB Flap sneakers for Belleza – these are also a gacha BUT you have to take into account the many Plays on said gacha to get those sneakers – again not cheap – so the MP resellers win out again.

Now someone else have a go!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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My Beautiful Coffee Shop

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Round 2 of The Boardwalk Event has opened today and TONIGHT (Tuesday) at 7 pm SLT, they will have a DJ playing as they celebrate the opening. If you can stop by, come have some fun!

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- The Boardwalk Event, Raindale, Bent Poses, Z.O.E., Petit Chat
Others:- DaD DESIGN Virtual Living, Dust Bunny, Concept}, {what next}, ANHELO, JIAN
Events: – The Boardwalk Event, The Chapter Four

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Showing at The Boardwalk Event – just opened

1. *BENT*, currently at The Boardwalk Event
Set of 3 Bento poses – carry, pruning, load with the Rubber Fig prop
I was using the *BENT* #rubberfig #carry (add/wear) POSE, you can alter the fig via a resize HUD, just click! There’s also a colour change menu for the fig pot which will change to purple, original, yellow, green, orange, red or blue.
*BENT* makes exculsively Bento poses with hands, wings and expressions for quality pictures. All poses are copy, mod, no transfer

2.  Z.O.E. Original MESH Boho Coffee Shop Set, currently at The Boardwalk Event
Z.O.E. Boho Coffee Shop Chair – LI 4-5 – the chair comes with a no blanket and a blanket version – 21 solo sits
Z.O.E. Coffee Shop Candle Table – there are 4 tables in the pack
Z.O.E. Coffee Cup Clock – Red – LI 2 – there are 5 different colours available for purchase, as well as the FatPack (price is buy 4 get one free) Clocks can be changed for preferred time zone, click the clock to get a Menu.
Z.O.E. make residential and commercial buildings which you can view via the demo rezzers accessible from the front desk. Z.O.E. also make really nice décor pieces for home and garden (plus some apparel) – their Odds & Ends – see more on the Marketplace store!

3. Raindale, currently at The Boardwalk Event
This is a really stunning piece of furniture, the Bridgwood Daybed. The texturing is superb – you can really ‘feel’ the fabrics! There’s both PG and Adult versions available – 20 solo and 20 PG couples original to Raindale animations and the Adult version has a further 27 M/F intimate animations. Land Impact is 10 and it’s User created MESH. There’s also an extensive texture HUD to change the wooden frame, sofa cushions, throw and the 3 scatter cushions separately.  Here’s another colourway and the HUD

Petit Chat, currently at The Chapter Four January round
Vintage Glass Frames Set
These are very versatile and can be used in a number of situations. Here I made a pattern with the candy and natural tiles and used the light “on” so they showed up as a screen for the coffee shop, they added up to LI 36. I did reduce the original tiles down – they are usually 3 to 5 LI at quite a large picture size. Materials enabled and User created MESH make them unique! Other colours are Teal and Mint. They would also be great in kitchens as splash back tiles.


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DaD DESIGN Virtual Living
“The NewOld Cabin” m/c V.1.0 – LI 36 at this size (reduced a bit)

{what next}
{what next} Fall Woodland Drinks (Coffee) – LI 4, gives a coffee on touch

Concept}
Inside the shop, I was using pieces from the Ca’Pepe gacha
Concept} 09. Ca’Pepe. Chair red – LI 6
Concept} 11. Ca’Pepe. Bonsai – LI 2
Concept} 12. Ca’Pepe. Square carpet – LI 2
Concept} 13. Ca’Pepe. Candels – LI 4
Concept} 10. Ca’Pepe. Coffee table – LI 3
Permissions are Transfer & Modify

ANHELO
–ANHELO-M51CM-186GA :: coffee mill – LI 2
–ANHELO-M51CC-186GA :: coffee canister A and B – LI 1 each

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . areca palm plant – LI 8. This magnificent pot plant is from the Natural Habitat series and really is large!

JIAN
The sleepy boy enjoying the sun is my JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult – LI 1
Transfer & Modify, you can also click on him for a handy resizer!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Feeling Peckish

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When you’ve gone to bed and the birds think the table is set up so nicely, they are going to use it!

This new dining set from KraftWork is so beautiful, I couldn’t wait to try it out.  My windlight is set at a warm, cosy tone for intimate evening dining, so do check out the vendor photo below so you can see what the set looks like in a whiter light.

The scene is set in the Laverton Skybox, from the latest Raindale gacha which is at Lootbox.  This is the opposite end to the fireplace.  I’ll show more of this in the next post.

I went along to Ibi’s (8f8) to check out his new gacha (which I’ll use in the next post) and found these cute little vintage birds as well. There’s mister and miss versions so I thought they went together quite well in dining pairs.  I got three Mr Honeys so I don’t know what that’s telling me!

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Here’s details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Kraftwork, Raindale
Others:- 8f8, Concept}
Events:- Uber, Lootbox

KraftWork
Trancoso Dining Set, currently at Uber Event
KraftWork Trancoso Table – LI 1
KraftWork Trancoso Chair (no shadow) – LI 1 – 5 solo sits
KraftWork Trancoso Place Setting – Peace version – LI 2 – this includes table mat, plate, cutlery, glasses and napkin. There are 4 different place settings – Health, Love, Luck and Peace
KraftWork Trancoso Table Mini Menu – LI 1
KraftWork Trancoso Glasses with Candles – LI 2
KraftWork Trancoso Flowers on the Table – LI 1
KraftWork Trancoso Flowers Vase – LI 5
KraftWork Trancoso Ceiling Lamp – LI 1 – you can go into the Features on “Edit” and allow “Light” to be set to your own choices by ticking the box and altering the settings.
Permissions are Copy & Modify

Raindale
Pieces from the Laverton gacha, currently at Lootbox Event which runs to January 28th
Raindale – Laverton skybox – LI 25 – Rare – Footprint 12 by 19 metres
Raindale – Laverton branches wall art 1 and 2 (black) – LI 5 (mirrored pieces)
Raindale – Laverton Grandfather clock (black) – LI 2 – Grandfather clock scripted to show time, you can choose time zones, control sound and volume. Remove the scripts if you want to resize and you won’t break the clock handles. Inside the Lootbox, you get the Laverton Skybox, Hanging Chair in Black and Wall Art in Gold. The rest of the 10 items are the Commons, Permissions are Transfer and Modify

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Pieces from the Vintage Birds gacha
8f8 – Vintage Birds – Mister Honey – LI 2 (two of him)
8f8 – Vintage Birds – Miss Rainbow – LI 2
8f8 – Vintage Birds – Mister Moondust – LI 2
8f8 – Vintage Birds – Miss Cloud – LI 2
8f8 – Vintage Birds – Miss Cherrie – LI 2
Permissions are Transfer and Modify

Concept}
04. Ca’Pepe gacha – Long Carpet – LI 1
Permissions are Transfer and Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Tales of the Riverbank

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“No animal, according to the rules of animal etiquette, is ever expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active during the off-season of winter.”  Kenneth Grahame from “Wind in the Willows”

As a consequence of this quote, the otters and their friends have taken over my bathroom – the cheeky lot!

Please click on the picture for a huge version.

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

TLC Home Collection – Animated river scenery FatPack, currently at ULTRA.  The FatPack contains otter pond with reeds, rock surround and animated water. I took this apart to do the scene. The pack also contains the Scandinavian Rudd – you get a pair of these that rotate both clockwise and anticlockwise, the Osprey and the River Otter. It’s a huge pack. There are animated otters (wet and dry) standing, swimming and upright – instructions included for the swimming otter to set the radius. The Osprey is presented on his fishing perch and a flapping fish under his claws and you can take this set-up apart in case you want to put the Osprey elsewhere.

Galland Homes, currently at ULTRA Event
Savannah Bath Vanity by Galland Homes – LI 9 – taps will run with water (on/off via touch). Permissions are Copy/Modify. Beautiful copper bowls and faucet. Animations include Rinse Hair, Brush Teeth, Wash and Shave – excellent!

KraftWork Wall System – Classic – 1 LI each and I had the white and the checkers patterns showing. Beautiful and versatile panels with 12 texture options for the central panels. I had the main panel showing only but underneath there’s a secondary smaller panel.

Fancy Decor: Serpentine Candlesticks
Special for Fifty Linden Friday and throughout the weekend!
They are 1 LI each and you get gold and silver versions, both with white and black candles. They rez ready lit but if you copy and drag to get another one you’ll need to relight the original.

From MudHoney Cooper bathroom accessories pack
This is my favourite pack for the bathroom and I’ve used the items over and over again, so well worth the lindens!
MudHoney Cooper His Supplies – LI 2
MudHoney Cooper Toothbrush Cup – LI 1
MudHoney Cooper Soap Dish – LI 1
MudHoney Cooper Shampoos – LI 1
MudHoney Cooper Bath Towels – LI 1
MudHoney Cooper Plant – LI 1

Cheeky Pea – :CP: Champagne Mirror – LI 1 – and this is from the Champagne Flute Chair set which is in the January Deco(c)rate – “Champagne Dreams”. It’s well worth getting even at the non discounted price.

MudHoney – Audrey Vase Large and Small versions – from the Audrey Entry Set in the January Deco(c)rate again – 1 LI each and they come from another gorgeous set which includes 6 colour versions of Ottoman, mirror, sconce in 3 metals, portrait frame and 3 colour versions of  console along with the vases.

Dust Bunny – hoya plant – LI 2

Apple Fall – Porthole Mirror – LI 2 – turned on its side and used as a dish here!

From Shiny Shabby new round
!gO! – Be mine – Izzy – pretty little doll with a Valentines/Hearts theme from !gO!’s gacha of the same name – every one of them a winner!

Concept} – 08. Porcelain Vase – greenish and Concept} 07. Porcelain dish C – these come from the elegant Bordeaux/Orangerie gacha in which Pep collaborated with Jojo Deed – L$80 per Play – watch your lindens on this one!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Christmas in Miniature

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In praise of the ornaments of Christmas!  I’ve been spending way too many lindens on holiday decoration gacha over at Tannenbaum and Arcade,  but what struck me the most was how intricate and beautiful the ornaments are this year. So they get a post all to themselves with extra info about three of my favourite holiday gacha, thus far.

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The background is an upstairs room in 22769’s fabulous Arcade gacha – The Mountain Lodge.  There are 18 items to collect in this gacha and it’s 50L$ per Play.  If you get desperate for missing gacha pieces and can see the lining of your wallet, try Seraphim’s Yard Sale (Arcade prizes priced fairly at the original gacha prices).

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A simply gorgeous folksy gacha, these Belen Tiny Houses by Serenity Style are all modify so you can flatten them to fit on walls if you want – makes them a versatile ornament. The Rare has tiny string lights just under the guttering which can make quite a difference to lighting, giving a lovely, soft glow.  It’s well worth trying to get this Rare.

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My favourite ornament gacha by The Vordun Museum & Gallery.  There are no Rares to struggle getting, just 8 beautiful Commons made in the Delft Pottery style, most unusual and rather beautiful tree ornaments.

 

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

22769 – The Mountain Lodge gacha, currently at December Arcade
Ski Signs Wall Decor – COMMON – LI 1
Cottage Sideboard – COMMON – LI 2
The Mountain Lodge- RARE – an upstairs room!

Backdrop by Dysfunctionality – great LOD large and small
[DDD] Heavy Snow Backdrop – LI 1 – falling snow

Serenity Style– Belen Tiny Houses RARE – LI 5 with string lights
Currently at Shiny Shabby

Fancy Decor – Ornaments and Trees, currently at Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Fancy Decor: Wire Tree (silver) – LI 1 (also in gold)
(as The Vordun Museum & Gallery) Delft Ornaments – 1 LI each

TLC Home Collection, currently at Cosmopolitan Event
TLC Polar Bear Cub [Standing] – LI 1 (reduced from default) – from Polar Bear Family, animated bears

Lost Junction [LJ] – nested dolls gacha – LI 1 each, nested and ornament versions included – Tannenbaum Holiday Market

LISP – Tiny Blue Gift Box with shadow – LI 5

Plastik – Magnolia Cupcake – from Cupcakes gacha – LI 6 (not décor, meant to be worn)

Concept – Gift Boxes gacha – Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Concept} Gift Box. A and B – LI 2 each

Below:- all at December Arcade
HIVE – Metal Reindeer – LI 2
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – ornament cookies – LI 1
!gO! – Suitcase Dolls House – Suitcase Table – 20 and Suitcase Chairs – 1 LI each
KITE – Puffy Puffins – Whispers – LI 3

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Club Tropicana

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“Let me take you to the place
Where membership’s a smiling face
Brush shoulders with the stars
Where strangers take you by the hand
And welcome you to wonderland
From beneath their panamas

Club Tropicana, drinks are free
Fun and sunshine, there’s enough for everyone
All that’s missing is the sea but don’t worry
You can suntan!

Castaways and Lovers meet
Then kiss in Tropicana’s heat
Watch the waves break on the bay
Soft white sands, a blue lagoon
Cocktail time, a summer’s tune
A whole night’s holiday!

Pack your bags
And leave tonight
Don’t take your time
Gotta move your feet, don’t you miss the flight!”

Club Tropicana ~ Wham

Welcome to my Club Tropicana, won’t you take a seat, all the drinks are free and the dolphins don’t bite 🙂  I don’t have much else to add to my favourite pop tune of all time!  Thanks to KraftWork for the Tropicalia Set ❤

 

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Here’s the Home & Garden items I used:-

KraftWork – Tropicalia Set – currently at SaNaRae
KraftWork Tropicalia Bar Back Wall – LI 5
KraftWork Tropicalia Bar – LI 13 – 2 poses for the bartender
KraftWork Tropicalia Stool – LI 5 – 6 sit animations

TLC Home Collection – TLC Dolphin [Feedable] – currently at Cosmopolitan

D-LAB – Beer refrigerator and TOMATO JUICE refrigerator

FIN – Fifties TEPPAZ Player PINK

Astralia – Tropical pool (Sky) animated

The Cube Republic – Passion Flower Vines – from set

Storax Tree – Plank Planter B Plant Aq

reBourne Lake House – outside platform, greatly modified with new floor

Frangipani Garden – Watermelon Punch set

Poche – from Summertime Drink gacha – Refreshing Sangria, Lime and red berry and Summer lemonade

Concept} – Ca’Pepe. Candles from gacha

{what next} – Palisades Set – Ice bucket Decor, Cocktail Glasses, Drinks Tray

Tiffany’s Collection – Prawn skewers with garlic & Lemon Tray

Newchurch – :: N :: Zodion Wall Clock, Cobalt

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Due South

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I think there’s a bit further to go to the beach, though, looking at the forest trees ‘n all!  This is the brand new prefab by Galland Homes, it’s called the Savannah and it’s a Southern style beach home.  Absolutely beautiful and yes, the porch is a wrap around affair so you get  more than your fair share of outdoorsy space.

A large home,  it’s recommended for 3072 sq m plots and has a Land Impact of 244, that’s surprisingly low for such a large and detailed property.  Double doors open onto the porch at both front and back of the house.  Downstairs, there’s a family sized room with a blazing fireplace, two other reception rooms, space for a kitchen and a powder room under the stairs – or maybe it’s a good room for Harry when he comes to stay!  The stairs are easy to traverse, even for very tall avatars. Upstairs you get a nice landing with doors off to master suite, two further bedrooms and another room which you could use as you wished, maybe a bathroom or nursery.

 

On the outside, the shutters have a texture change for black, blue, teal, maroon and grey. I chose the blue here mainly because I had the Ca’Pepe sofa and light from Concept} that matched up rather well.  The colours do change the character of the house, it’s surprising.  Inside, it’s quite possible to re-texture and tint the interior walls, instructions are included. The ambient shadow effect is largely transparent and baked on a plane in front of the texturable wall. Thus, you should be able to change the colour or texture and maintain the baked shadow effects by following the instructions. It is quite a cool décor at the default and so you’d be able to make it much warmer with re-texturing.  I’ll decorate one of the interior rooms this week and link back to this blog post so you can see (what a mess I’ve made of it 🙂 ).

Click on any of the interior light switches and you’ll find all the features of the home, including security.

 

I think this beautiful prefab is equally at home in the country as it would be down at the beach and if you check out the Galland Homes Flickr, you’ll see the blogger pictures in various environments.

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Here’s the Home & Garden items I used today:-

Galland Homes – Savannah – available to view and purchase at the mainstore and direct on Marketplace

Apple Fall – Notting Hill Cobblestone (Straight 1/3) – matched perfectly on Fall setting
Dysfunctionality – Mixed Tallgrass – B
C J Creations – Flowerfield Purple dragon
TrigiGifts – Animated Horses
KIDD – PAMPAS Grass * Mega Bush 6

Babylonia – Hanging Ivy Arch 001 and Babylonia: Hanging Ivy 001 – part of an excellent set and one of the best ivy meshes I have seen thus far
La Galleria – Etruscan Pottery Pitcher –  just right for planting your ivy in 🙂

Concept} 14. Ca’Pepe. Sofa PG. RARE
Concept} 05. Ca’Pepe. Lamp
Kustom9 Event or mainstore

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂