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The Workers

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“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”
Jerome K. Jerome – English writer and humorist

“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.” Elbert Hubbard – American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher

“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?”
Edgar Bergen – American actor, comedian and radio performer

🙂 Yes, you can drive the vintage box cars, they are great fun!

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

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, [CIRCA], [ zerkalo ]
Others:- Crate, JIAN, BlackJack, Seven Emporium, No. 59, Heart Botanicals, [A&D Clothing], No.Match
Events:- 6º Republic Event, A+ Event

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

Serenity Style, currently at the 6º Republic Event
“Vintage Garage” gacha with 13 commons, 1 rare and 1 Ultrarare to collect
Vintage Garage ULTRA RARE – LI 47 – garage door raises up and down, building door opens and closes
Garage Hammer (wear) – worn!
Vintage Garage Bench – LI 3 – amusing animations for ladies and gents, 7 each
Vintage Garage Tools Panel RARE – LI 4 – comes with tools to wear
Vintage Garage – Oil can – LI 1
Vintage Garage – Exterior Lamp – LI 2
Vintage Garage -Fluorescent light – LI 3
Vintage Garage Barrels of Gasoline – LI 2
Dirty Serenity Style- Dirty Work wear – LI 3
Vintage Garage Rag with spark plugs – LI 2
Vintage Garage – Oil Motor – LI 1
Vintage Garage Tires – LI 1
Vintage Garage Gas Pump – LI 6
Vintage Garage – Picture 1 – Keep on running – LI 1
Vintage Garage – Picture 2 – Oldie but not wrinkled – LI 1

Serenity Style with the Vintage Box Car gacha, currently at the A+ Event
This is a Vintage Box Car collection with 6 commons, 1 Rare and 1 Ultra rare that includes a plants crate
Vintage Box Car – GARDENER ULTRA RARE – LI 34 – Driving animation
Vintage Box Car – BLUE – LI 34 – Driving animation
These are SL vehicles that you can drive, great fun!
Vintage Box Car – PLANTS CRATE – LI 3

[CIRCA] with the “Garden Friends” planters, new at the mainstore
These new spring wooden planters are on deeply discounted offer for the next week, each pack is L$69. In the small sized planter packs you get an extra bonus planter, they are totally portable and can be used indoors and out. There’s versions in large and small with tropical flowers, ferns, leafy plants and succulents. Also… [CIRCA] is extending their store sale for an extra week up to May 19th so why not go and check it all out!
“Garden Friends” Snail Planter – Tropical Bloom (S) – LI 4
“Garden Friends” Snail Planter – Orange Bloom (S) – LI 4
“Garden Friends” Turtle Planter – Succulents (S) – LI 5

[ zerkalo ]
Piece from the Old Garden set which is available in both PG and Adult versions
Old Garden – Water Pump – PG (Single) – LI 4 – 14 solo sits

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crate
Cactus Sack ~ Naranja – LI 1
Cactus Sack ~ Azul – LI 1
Cactus Sack ~ Rojo – LI 1

JIAN
JIAN Flamingo Collection :: Static – Leg Up L – LI 1 – Texture and Resize via HUD
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult – LI 1 – gacha prize – Transfer & Modify

BlackJack
BJK – Tokyo Gacha – Drinks Vending machine – LI 3 – gacha prize – Transfer & Modify

Seven Emporium
Piece from the Music Co. set
7 – Turntable Boombox TT-X9-1000 – LI 3 at this size

No. 59 (Bar accessories)
Cans Tray CaroCola Classic – LI 1 – gives drinks with great drinking animation

Heart Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center
Heart – Pathways – Crazing Paving with Bunchberry – LongS – LI 5 – sunk into the ground quite a bit
Heart – Pathways – Crazing Paving with Bunchberry – U – sunk into the ground quite a bit

Finally… Moz is wearing… All [A&D Clothing] for the ADAM Mesh Body
Citizen Pants in Brown
Gregory Shirt in Navy
Wayfarer Shoes in Coffee
No.Easy Cowboy Hat and Hair by No.Match

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Fondue for you!

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During the 18th century the origin of fondue began in Switzerland as a way to use aged cheeses and breads to feed families who had limited access to fresh foods during the winter time. Producers of cheese and bread saw their busy season was during the warm months and that the food had to be saved by villagers to be used through the cold winter months. As the cheese would age and the breads became stale it became more difficult to eat. The local villagers found that if they heated the cheese with wines, garlic, and herbs they could dip their stale bread which would soften when dipped into the flavourful cheese mixture. This way of cooking together over one pot and eating by a warm cosy fire became a Swiss winter tradition known as fondue. The word fondue comes from the French word, ‘fondre’, which means ‘to melt’ and has since then been used to reference many other types of fondue for meats, chicken, seafood, and even chocolate.

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

Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, Granola., Salacity, KraftWork
Others:- Rezz Room, Sway’s, *LODE*, Crate, {what next}, Soy
Events: – Collabor88, UBER, The A+ Event, Shiny Shabby, Fifty Linden Friday

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

Fancy Decor, currently at Collabor88

Pieces from the “Couperin Collection”, a fondue set and small dining/bistro set – use indoors and outside on porches/decks
Couperin Chair – LI 3 – General sits and Dining animations with rezzables for ladies & gents
Couperin Table – LI 1
Couperin Fondue Set – LI 1
Couperin Bread Bowl – LI 1
Couperin Fondue Plate A and B – LI 1 each
Couperin Fondue Skewers – LI 1
Couperin Bottle and glasses – LI 1 each (rezzed as linked set)

Granola.
Pieces from the Carmella Set and Waverley’s Set
Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print1. and Print2. – LI 2 each
Granola. Carmella Bird Of Paradise. – LI 4 at this size
Granola. Waverly’s Lamp Gold.2 – LI 2

Salacity
Salacity – Caliper Shelf – LI 3 – oak, brass and melamine – plenty of room for your décor on this lovely piece, and the white shelves show off the products nicely

KraftWork, currently at UBER
Set also contains fully functional Shower, Sink and Toilet as extra pieces
KraftWork West of The Rain House – LI 96 – this is the porch area
There’s a living room and kitchen area, bathroom, 2 bedrooms – 100% Materials – footprint is 13 by 22 metres

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Rezz Room – American Bully Puppy Set gacha – 9 Commons and 1 Animesh Rare – L$70 per Play, currently at  The A+ Event to March 16th
[Rezz Room] American Bully Puppy Walk – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify gacha prize

Sways – Fifty Linden Friday set (Friday Feb 22nd)

[Febo] Flowerpot with Monstera – LI 5 at this size

*LODE* Decor, currently at Shiny Shabby Event, just started
*LODE* Decor – Pandora Peacock – LI 15 at this size

Crate
crate Famila Ranch Set ~ Rug – LI 2
crate Famila Ranch Set ~ Pinto Bean Cactus – LI 2

{what next}
Pieces from the Dahlia set which includes a tea trolley in tintable wood
{what next} Dahlia Lemonade Dispenser – LI 2
[what next} Dahlia Glasses Decor – LI 2
{what next} Dahlia Spring Water Bottles Decor – LI 1
[what next} Dahlia Lemonade Glasses Decor – LI 1
[what next} Dahlia Straws Decor – LI 1

{what next} Pothos Plant (small) – LI 1 – all the following have a texture change pot for patterns and plains, makes them so versatile!
{what next} Swiss Cheese Plant – LI 1
{what next} Snake Plant – LI 1
{what next} House Plant – Agave – LI 1

Soy
Soy. Reed Screen [Sudare] Dark – Down – LI 2

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Go Wild in the Country

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Having fun in the desert and being very lazy!

My pa was a geologist and so anything to do with Earth Science has always fascinated me.  The Camp Steelhead Hot Springs came with this explanation of the landscape and how it formed over millennia.  So interesting I included it here. Hope you enjoy it, too!

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“The Great Basin Desert stretches from Utah into Idaho, Nevada, California, Colorado and Arizona. It is the largest desert in the U.S. covering an expanse of about 190,000 square miles. In Arizona this desert connects with the Sonoran and Mojave deserts, the only two other deserts in the U.S.

The region was once host to a large inland sea that has filled and dried up twice during our geological history leaving behind large valleys running north and south as small lakes vanished leaving behind salt crust or hard-pan. The flat area of clay, silt, or sand encrusted with salt that forms is known as a Playa. The runoff from the region is what created the Grand Canyon.

After the rock hardened and began to erode, compressed veins of salt threaded between hard sandstone, leaving behind monumental sandstone fins. These fins now exposed formed magnificent formations blended with colours formed during vastly varying times of our earth’s history. Red Sandstone, known as Navajo Sandstone was formed during an oxygen environment and therefore is red from iron oxide while yellow sandstone was formed prior when the planet was saturated with carbon dioxide.

Now exposed to the elements of wind, water and dirt, this soft rock took on amazing and unique shapes, colours and textures. Host to many national parks and once the home of the Anastasia Indians, you can reference:

• Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
• Capitol Reef National Park
• Arches National Monument
• Canyonlands National Monument
• Glen Canyon National Recreational Area”

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

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection, Chez Moi Furnitures, The Boardwalk Event, Salacity, [ Generation X ]
Others:- Camp Steelhead, Crate, Aphrodite, Shutter Field
Events: – Man Cave, The Boardwalk Event

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

Serenity Style, currently at Man Cave from January 17th
This is a new gacha collection exclusive for Man Cave. There are 2 Rares and 6 commons. Permissions are Modify & Transfer so the 4×4’s can be used by Adult and Kid Avatars. Drive them or use them as décor!
I was using the “Military 4×4 – Desert” – LI 19 – drive it and reverse it – it’s an SL® vehicle and great fun! You can also adjust the driving animation for position.

Little Branch
Dracaena Tree. V1 {Animated} – LI 1
Dracaena Tree. V2 {Animated} – LI 5
From a pack of 4 differently shaped trees – an iconic tree with beautifully realistic textures for hot regions of the world.
Wild Grass *1 Li {Dry} *Animated – LI 1

TLC Home Collection
From the animated Meerkats gacha…
1_TLC Meerkat Adult Lookout_RARE – LI 3
5_TLC Meerkat Adults and Pup Sitting_Common – LI 4
10_TLC Meerkat Adult Sunbathing_Common – LI 2
Permissions are Transfer and Modify

and… TLC Osprey – LI 3 – on his own fishing branch with captured wriggling fish

Designers at The Boardwalk Event
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1. [ Generation X ], currently at The Boardwalk Event
The Tamba Outdoor Furniture Set
[Generation X] Tamba Outdoor Bed Cream – LI 5 – 5 friends animations + 20 couple animations
[Generation X] Tamba Table Cream – LI 2
There’s also a chair in the set – LI 4 – 5 female + 5 male animations and mirrors
Sets available in Cream and Black

2.  Salacity, currently at The Boardwalk Event
Salacity on Marketplace
And now you know where I got the hamburgers from! Zesty’s Dairy Bar is a full-size building, highly detailed and contextually accurate, styled after a dairy bar/snack shack. It is non-functional as a building, serving only as décor or a backdrop. At only LI 5, it’s an easy way to add zest to your landscape.
Salacity – Zesty’s Dairy Bar – LI 5 – Decor piece – the original comes with a litter bin at the front which you can detach.

3. Camp Steelhead, currently at The Boardwalk Event
The Camp Steelhead Hot Springs is a composite of Designer Chelsea’s experiences having lived the region for much of her life. She combined elements indicative of the American West while capturing the feel as much as the sights.
The pack also includes textures so you can add to your ground piece, make an alternative texture Ice Chest and use a screen background!
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Wall Rock – LI 6
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Spire Rock – LI 6
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Balance Rock – LI 4
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs – LI 30 – animated water

Also includes the Steelhead Ice Chest – LI 5
Steelhead Kiosk – Hot Springs – LI 1
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Warning Sign – LI 1

What you can’t see in my picture because it’s close-up, is that the rock on the right side is a water spout, it makes a spectacular scene! I’m interested in this set for landscaping but it also has an extensive Adult animation menu which you need to check out at the Event as I have a strictly PG blog here.  Otherwise, there’s Bathe, Sit and Cuddles Menus with Adjust & Swap facilities. There’s also a Utilities Menu that controls lights, glow and environmental factors. Well worth the price!

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Food ‘n Drink
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Aphrodite
“Tropical Drinks” Tray – LI 1
For a mere 1 Land Impact you get a lovely tray of drinks that give out cooling fruit drink on touch. Choose from Strawberry, Banana, Coconut and Ice Cream Soda tropical drinks

Chez Moi Furnitures
Hamburger Tray Party – LI 4

Crate
crate Famila Ranch Set ~ Pinto Bean Cactus – LI 2

Shutter Field
[sf] deck – wood – LI 14 – has string lights and steps at the front, I sunk it into the ground here. It’s a versatile piece that can go in a multitude of landscapes and I use it a lot.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Attic Attraction

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The scene today shows part of the Autumn Attic Skybox from *~ by Nacht .  It’s complete with rafters, skylight windows and wooden flooring that make for a cosy place to live.  Attic or Loft conversions are one of the most popular home improvements in the UK , where the perceived benefits of an extra bedroom, office space, gym or storage space adds to the overall value of the property.

Actually Loft conversions were originally a US thing,  where non-residential spaces (most commonly warehouses, docks, former factories or water towers) were converted into habitable homes. These first became popular in the SoHo section of New York City during the 1960s. Artists created living spaces on the upper levels of obsolete industrial buildings, sometimes located in the heart of the city. In the pioneering period of lofts, most SoHo buildings were not zoned as residential and the lofts were being used illegally as living space. In 1971, New York City legalised the residential use of space in SoHo, and loft living became popular throughout the neighbourhood. Loft living spread to other previously industrial Manhattan neighbourhoods including TriBeCa, Chelsea and Greenwich Village.

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Here’s a Slideshow of the empty Autumn Attic Skybox so you can get an idea of the overall look:-

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

Sponsors:- Blueprint, Crate, Dreamland Designs, [FOURTH WALL], Adorably Strange Wares, *~ by Nacht, Raindale
Others:- Soy., {vespertine}, MOoH!, La Galleria
Events:- Blueprint Event, The Boho Fair, Sense Event

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

Blueprint Event, runs through to November 12th

1. Crate
crate Travelor’s Trolley – LI 4

2. Dreamland Designs in collaboration with Joolee Tee Designs
Pieces from the vintage “Clarksburg Set”
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Chair-Adult – LI 7 – animation menus for ladies & gents sits, reading, cuddles, plus 2 adult menus
JTDD Clarksburg Rug – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Lamp – LI 3
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Console – LI 2
JTDD Cotton Stem Vase – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Blanket Ladder – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Pillow Stack – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Basket – LI 1
JTDD Vintage Bookstack With Cup – LI 2

3. [FOURTH WALL]
[FOURTH WALL] Bio Ethanol Fireplace (White) – LI 2 – also available in a black version

4. Adorably Strange Wares
~ASW~ The Wiccan Wall Art Light Lunar I – LI 3

5. *~ by Nacht
Autumn Attic Skybox – LI 67

Raindale, currently at Sense until November 8th
Raindale – Borlon drapes (half open drapes + cornice) – LI 3
Texture change for Cornice, drapes and ribbon
Also included in pack are the drapes singular left & right, drape & Cornice, and an all linked set

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Soy.
Soy. Turntable [Aged Silver] – LI 6
Soy. Clutterd records – LI 2

{vespertine}
{vespertine} – my little artistic clutter – LI 2 – Group Gift

MOoH! currently at the Boho Fair Event to November 11th
Naughty Pets gacha – RARE MOoH! Laundry cats (2LI) RARE

La Galleria
Needlepoint Heart Valentine Pillow – free gift – LI 1 – Copy only

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Making an Entrance

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My initial inspiration for this picture was Fancy Decor’s “Nannerl Set” – an entrance hall set that is both elegant and practical. I’m very much in favour of such sets as they are the first thing a visitor to your home will see, and as a result they are quite important to get right and strike a good atmosphere with.

There’s quite a lot of Spanish furniture and décor around right now, not least because The Liaison Collaborative has a Hacienda round!  I’ve matched up some of these pieces from various designers – I really love the splashes of joyful, bright colour which are a Spanish trademark.  If you ever visit Barcelona and see the work of architect Antoni Gaudí i Cornet you’ll see what I mean on a grand scale.

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

Sponsors:- Newchurch, Fancy Decor, unKindness, KraftWork, Raindale
Others:- Vespertine, JIAN, CRATE, [CIRCA] Living, SOY, Merak, Dust Bunny

All items have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated!

Newchurch (from Builder’s Box – May 2018 edition)
:: N :: Ontario Lake House w/base – LI 51 (without base it’s just LI 22)

This house was designed to be situated on a shoreline, with the deck just above the water. While Designer Victor has included a terrain base, you will get best results by removing it and shaping the land around the house to suit.  The floor, while mesh, is fine for rezzing packages on – makes decorating so much easier!


Fancy Decor – Nannerl Set, currently at UBER
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Console – LI 3
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Mirror – LI 3
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Lamp – LI 1 – click on/off
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Bowl – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Vase – LI 1

KraftWork – Pet Shop Toys Gacha – Transfer & Modify – 13. Welcome Doormat

Raindale – Brightshore Gacha – Transfer & Modify – welcome sign

unKindness (from the “Uptown Fountains” set)
uK – Uptown Fountain Wall – LI 5 – falling water effect

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{vespertine} – rainbow pebble pathway / long straight path – LI 2
and {vespertine} – rainbow pebble pathway / center mosaic – LI 6 at this size

CRATE – Cactus Sack FatPack – all 3 for L$100 in Saturday Sale (LI 1 each)
CRATE – Famila Ranch Set ~ Rug – LI 3, currently at The Liaison Collaborative

[CIRCA] Living
[CIRCA] – “Jardin de Ville” Ivy Hook Stand -Bird Bath & Feeder1 – LI 10

JIAN – Ragdoll Cat Collection :: Wanderer – LI 9 – choice of textures, this little lady was in the Seal texture

SOY
Soy. Reed Screen [Sudare] Light -Down – LI 2 (larger than default)

[Merak] – Secrets Room Divider – LI 5

dust bunny . potted sago palm – LI 5
dust bunny . areca palm plant – LI 3

Cheers, m’dears 🙂