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Breakfast in Bed

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(Taken on Black Dragon Viewer)

One of the best meals of the day, especially if you share it!  So many beautiful products about at the moment, here’s some of my favourites.  The gorgeously light dining set called the Jean Collection is by Fancy Decor and you’ll find that at Summerfest 2018, along with lots of décor for your seasonal decorating.

Little Branch’s new tree here is the Orange Blossom (mainstore) and although I’ve reduced the default size considerably to fit in with the scene, it’s pretty good Land Impact at the larger size.  Summer blossom adds to any garden scene and this tree is beautifully represented, the branches being animated as though in a gentle breeze.  The Orange Blossom is a beautifully fragrant flowered tree, and its blossom is used in perfume making.  It’s traditionally associated with good fortune and is popular for bridal bouquets. It’s also the state flower of Florida!

The background piece is from one of my favourite sets by TLC Home Collection, called, “Forever my Dove”. You also get the Eurasian Doves, too. This background has arched windows and a fountain with flowing water included. It could easily be slotted into a garden scene or alongside a plain outside wall of a house.  Here it is on its own:-

 

Many thanks go to Mooncita (Moonsoul Resident) for helping me get used to the Black Dragon Viewer.  A recent talk given at Bloggers & Vloggers Network by Mooncita, got me interested in the viewer, specifically for photography.  The quality of the photographs you take with Black Dragon can be that much more precise and pixel rich than with Firestorm because it goes above the Ultra setting. There’s lots of things you can do with the Windlight settings, too, using the Black Dragon Machina Button.  And best of all, it seems to be able to stop the fisheye effect before it starts.  Amazing!

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

Sponsors:-

Fancy Decor
Jean Collection – Summerfest 2018
Jean Iced Tea
Jean Chair – animations for converse, iced tea m & f, 3 sits
Jean Table
Jean Wire Lanterns
Jean Wood Tray
All 1 Land Impact each with Permissions of Copy & Modify

Books from other collections – Jansen Gacha Collection and Callot Collection
09 Fancy Decor: Jansen Art Books A
10 Fancy Decor: Jansen Art Books B – LI 1

Fancy Decor: Stack of Books II – Callot Collection (slightly modifed)

Little Branch

Orange Blossom – LI 7 default (you also get Snakeweed and Low Hill extras) 4-season animated tree which I was using on Summer and I’d reduced the size quite considerably
Animated Snakeweed – Summer 1 version – LI 2 default
Bouton d’Ore – Orange shade (from set) LI 7 default
All items have Permissions of Copy & Modify

TLC Home Collection
“Forever my Dove” set
Includes the background wall with arched window and fountain in the middle – LI 25 – Copy & Modify
Eurasian Dove in two feather versions – LI 1 each – animated

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From the “Yammies” Gacha – Croissant & Jam – LI 1

 

Other Designers:-

anc Ltd – Flying Dove and Eating Dove in Ham Pink – “No Limits” gacha – try Marketplace

[-BLUE SKY-] – Peacock Mirror – LI 3 – Copy & Modify – was a Fifty Linden Friday Special

Mesh India – from the “Terracotta Pot Garden Decor” Gacha – currently at Cosmopolitan to June 30th, then mainstore
01 MI Lisa Tree Red – LI 4
07 MI Calluna Pink – LI 4

Mesh India – from the “Fruit Stand Decor” Gacha (was Arcade June) so try Marketplace
06 MI Cherry Tray – LI 4
05 MI Green Grapes Basket – LI 5
09 MI Lotus Pot RARE – LI 1

PLAAKA – from the “June Dining” Gacha (was Arcade June) so try Marketplace
9. Hanging Vegetables A – Garlic & Peppers – LI 1 each
6. Hardbread – Slice, Knife, Cutboard

Dust Bunny – Snowcones Raspberry – Fifty Linden Friday Special (current)

8f8 – Wall Grapevine from the “Primavera in Toscana” – LI 3 – Gacha – try Marketplace

Apple Fall

Check out the free pieces showing at SL 15B 
Apple Fall – Macarons in Box – LI 1 – free gift – Copy & Modify
Apple Fall – ‘Elvira’ Plate w/ Sliced Grapefruit – free gift – Copy & Modify

*~MMG‘s~* [Parts] Bird’s nest – LI 2 – Copy & Modify

Lunar Seasonal Designs – English Robins Love Marquis Grapes – LI 5 – animated robin chases a grape around the bowl – extra cute! Copy only.

Hope you’re all enjoying the sun!  Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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To the Beach at Sandy Cove

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There’s still a couple of days to go on the current Cosmopolitan Event, so why not check out this wonderful beach gacha by Duvet Day.  It’s called “Sandy Cove” and the Rare is a spacious one-floor beach house with porch and deck front and back.   You could fill it with quite an amount of furniture and décor.  No fewer than 4 other items are filled with poses, some of them especially apt for the beach and beach life.  If you miss Cosmo, check out the Duvet Day mainstore.

 

 

I’m showing off the Sandy Cove Shower here. It contains 5 menus of poses including Adult ones, so it’s fantastic value for a gacha prize.  All the gacha items are detailed below.  “You can’t buy happiness but you can buy a surfboard, and that’s getting close!”

 

 

Flaked out sunbathing with the pets, here.  The cute chinchilla is from JIAN and is a bargain for Fifty Linden Friday – who knows, JIAN may leave the vendor out all weekend.

 

 

You’ll see from the pictures that this is a large beach house.  Here’s a shot from the opposite end showing the bleached wood and white plaster work. It’s just perfect texturing. The two picture windows open and close and lead onto a large deck with steps down to the beach.

 

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

Duvet Day – Sandy Cove gacha – at Cosmopolitan Event and then mainstore

[DD] Sandy Cove Beach Cottage RARE – LI 75 – large
[DD] Sandy Cove beach shower – LI 3 – water on/off, 5 menus including solo, couples and intimate poses
[DD] Sandy Cove to the beach sign – LI 1
[DD Sandy Cove rug – LI 3 – two main menus – solo (male & female suntan menus) and laying cuddles
[DD] Sandy Cove surfboard – LI 3
[DD] Sandy Cove bucket of flowers – LI 3
[DD] Sandy Cove couples cuddle bench – LI 3 – cuddles menu
[DD] Sandy Cove porch swing – LI 6 – solo male & female sits and cuddles
[DD] Sandy Cove starfish candle – LI 2 – in yellow, blue, teal, pink and white

JIAN – JIAN Chinchilla Beach Bath – Fifty Linden Friday bargain
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult – from Scruffy Shepherd’s gacha

Aphrodite – “Tropical Drinks” Tray
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Floating Boat – LI 22 – 9 floating poses
Lunar Seasonal Designs – Animated Seagulls Love French Fries

Landscaping:-
KIDD – BAMBOO * TRIPLE GROVE
Studio Skye – Animated natural Water – square 36m

Landscaping by Felix pieces –
2 Prim Mesh Beach Dune 17 x 10 m copy/modify
7 Prim Mesh Beach Dune (#5) 20 x 12 m copy/modify
beach sand – free item
Mesh Land Wall Tropic Palm Version 15 prim=25 x 25 x 08 m Size copy/modify

Hayabusa Design – Gramineae Beach OPTSB M17-3 v1-1
Hayabusa Design – Gramineae Field on wind M17-4 v1-1G
Hayabusa Design – Bush Static Beach M17-1 v1-1 Group

CJ Creations – Flower field Purple dragon – 16 Plants in 1 only 1 Prim
Tami Creation – 3 Tree Bamboo plant grass tropical flowers V2

 

 

That’s all for today, folks, have a great weekend 🙂

Beach Life

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Thank goodness it’s summer! At last I managed to make my beach scene on the building platform so I can show you all the summer goodies.  The main one today is the Beach Burger Shack from KraftWork, currently available at Knot & Co. Event.  It’s great fun with all the poses, there are animation sets for up to four avatars – inside and outside the burger shack.

 

Here, I’m leaning on the steps up to the kitchen of the burger shack and the seagull has already got here before me and has chips to eat!  This saves him robbing other people.  I’m wearing the Swear Shorts from Lapointe & Bastchild, currently showing at Second Pride, and you can pick up a free unisex texture change HUD bracelet from their store, too. These shorts, which are so well made by L&B,  have lots of versions for Mesh bodies including Aesthetic and Jake, also a Standard Classic version which I used here as the ADAM body takes all the standard mesh very easily.

I was using the Max head skin for the ADAM Bento head. Try out the demo first. It shows some wear to the face with eye bags and a few lines etched into the skin and makes an interesting change from the usual youth obsession.  You can make lots of subtle changes to this skin which will suit the various shades given here, via the ADAM HUD.

 

Here’s the burger shack from the front.  As it is fully modify, you can tint the outside walls and chairs any colour you like.  I went with the pastels as it suits summer scenes so well.

Finally, here’s some shots of the kitchen inside the shack. Some of the animation sets take place here, one is where you’re cooking the burgers up for customers and another, you’re leaning out of the window to tell them lunch is ready. As I said, great fun 🙂

 

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Here’s all the items I used:-

KraftWork Beach Burger Shack – LI 81 – Footprint 10 by 9 – Copy/Modify – 8 poses for friends – these are animations sets for up to 4 avatars, inside and outside poses, great fun 🙂 – and you can tint the external walls and chairs. Released at Knot & Co.

KraftWork Water on Tap – Aged (3 versions of various stages of metalwork), can turn water of/off, pool of water as base of tap – LI 2 – Copy/Modify – June Group Gift at the mainstore.

La Galleria – Valentine Quilt Heart Pillow mesh – on bench – free item

Landscaping scene – Moz’s beach 🙂
Landscaping by Felix pieces:-
Mesh Land Wall Tropic Palm Version 15 prim=25x25x08m Size – Copy/Modify
2 Prim Mesh Beach Dune 17x10m copy/modify
Beach Sand – free of charge

Studio Skye – Skye Water System –  square 36m – animated & texture change water – LI 2

Free Your Nature – PRIVACY SCREEN – TROPICAL 2 (only on Marketplace)

JIAN Cheeky Chihuahuas 7. Tan Wanderer – LI 7
Cute lil fellow – only from June ARCADE and then resellers

Lunar Seasonal Designs – Animated Seagulls Love French Fries – LI 3

Moz wears: –

Lapointe & Bastchild – Swear Salvage Denim Shorts – classic fit
(also Mesh Body compatible versions) – currently at Second Pride Festival
RE Industries – Ewan Necklace
B&W Design – Summer is Cool Sandals for Male SLINK Feet (also fits ADAM)
Hair – NO.MATCH – No_Fail with HUD – browns

ADAM head v1.4 Bento with my own shape #2

ADAM Head Skin – MAX – versions on HUD to match ADAM Mesh Body HUD Skins – I was using #7a – a mid-tone colour. Get the DEMO Inworld – mainstore

ADAM Mesh Body V 1.4b
ADAM Body Skin – #7a from HUD – with hair

CATWA animated eyes

 

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Frying up your sausages with Chez Moi Furnitures

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If you’d like a new camping set ready for your autumn trips out into the virtual wilderness, you can’t go wrong with Chez Moi‘s “Camping Fun” set. And it’s not all about frying up your sausages, either!

This is a fabulous interactive set which includes a realistic tent, blazing campfire, basket packed with extra blankets and ground sheets,  and some great log seating. Altogether, the land impact is a mere 14, leaving you plenty of prims to play with for all the camping paraphernalia you can think of.

Here, we were lucky to get away with visits from only two of the forest birds who were eyeing a platter of grapes. The shib lay down as near to the fire as possible without singeing his fur and note he’s got his cold season scarf on. You might know… he’s a fashion fan!

The basket close-up, and you can see the ground sheet and blankets neatly rolled and folded. Well that neatness won’t last long 🙂

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Poses, there are lots of them. The “Camping Fun” set has Adult and PG versions. Lots of the poses have attachable activity props including those ubiquitous sausages on sticks.  The tent has 30 single poses (male and female), 24 activities such as reading, eating, drinking and sleeping, 24 x 2 animations for couples in love, plus 30 x 2 intimate poses in the adult version. The campfire has a realistic sound of crackling fire, room for 1 – 4 people and you can warm your hands and cook marshmallows – 4 individual poses, 8 x 2 animations for couples in love. The two-seater log chair has 30 single poses for male and female, 12 x 2 animations for couples in love and 24 x 2 intimate poses in the adult version.  Control is by menu, with SWAP and ADJUST facilities. Everything is 100% original mesh with Permissions of Copy/Modify.

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I don’t think I’ve seen a nicer campfire than this one. It has a lovely warm glow and particle animation and when you get inside the tent and cuddle up, it exudes an atmosphere of contentment.

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Now where can you get this exclusive set?  It’s out at current round of The Chapter Four until October 20th and there’s 20% off the usual price for the duration of the Event.

The Chapter Four Taxi

Visit Chez Moi Furnitures mainstore for loads more decorating ideas, and while you’re there pick up the October group gift – “Autumn Bench”

free-group-gift-autumn-bench

Chez Moi web logo

Other items in the pictures: –

+Half-Deer+ Shiba Inu – Sleepy (rez) 2 (try MP for gacha resales)
Starling _Standing  by TLC Home Collection
English Robins Love Marquis Grapes  by Lunar Seasonal Designs
[ zerkalo ]  – Hot Chocolate (winter edition)
{ affaire } – kerosene lamp + decor
Jian – Hillside Orchard :: Apple Bucket (Empty)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 – Lunar Seasonal Designs, -Hanaya- , Potomac Signature Homes and Edgewood Farms

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The RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 will open to the general public on February 14th and runs to March 6th. It’s the largest and longest running event dedicated to Home & Garden in Second Life™ and raises funds for Relay For Life – The American Cancer Society. Read more about it on their extensive website.  As you can imagine, there’s all sorts of exhibitors from well known brands to up and coming designers, hobbyists and professional merchants. Each exhibitor is required to release two brand new 100% donation items and there’s also a wonderful 50% donation gacha section and even a special hunt!

It’s out and about in the woods today! Lots of lovely things for your garden and landscaping needs, plus a bit about the Breedables Sim.

Lunar Seasonal Designs make the most wonderful animated items for the garden which are also most amusing – I have quite a few of them. I picked out one of their 100% Donation items – the “Menu Driven and Animated Multi Bird House” is on a pole which you can either sink into the ground or use the circular base. The bird houses are texture change for towers, roofs and stand so you can match up with your existing landscaping. The cutest thing is that 7 different birds pop their heads in and out of the houses. I managed to catch the Bluebird of Happiness here! The Bird House has a Land Impact of 15 and Permissions are Copy/Modify.

Lunar - Bird House

 

Lunar also have such a cute gacha out that you won’t be able to resist! It’s called, “Animated Tweets”. A collection of 15 different animated birds with fruit. Each birdie has a unique eating and moving animation and they range from 3 – 6 LI. Permissions are Transfer only. I put out a couple of these.

Goldfinches Love Crab Apples – two goldfinches (cock and hen) are on a basket of crab apples and every now and then one takes a crab apple and they toss it between them.

Lunar - goldfinches

 

Black Capped Chickdees Love All Apples – well this one does! He’ll hop and inspect the apples, pecking as he goes, as he moves around in a circle at the top of the basket. All items are exclusive for the duration of the Expo.

Lunar - Chickadees Apples

 

-Hanaya- make original design Mesh products that designer Moriko crafts with Inworld building tools and Blender. Using low poly meshes, the pieces reduce impact on the assest server as well as your own client, whilst still providing a good looking product. The products contain Materials so enable Advanced Light Mode to get the best effect.

I put out Hanaya’s two 100% Donation items in the middle of a forest clearing. They looked fabulous! The first one is the “Forest Clearing Birdbath” and it’s 4 LI with Permissions of Copy/Modify. Click the chickadee on/off for tweeting. The water is clear and lightly animated which is beautiful in various windlights.

Hanaya - birdbath

 

This is the “Forest Clearing Standing Vine Lantern”. It has a Land Impact of only 2 and is highly detailed. Fireflies float around the lantern itself and emit gentle lights. Magical!

Hanaya - lantern

 

I also put out the Gazebo because it’s stunning and goes so well in a forest setting. There’s lots of other landscaping items well worth visiting the Hanaya stand for.

Hanaya - gazebo

 

Potomac Signature Homes make country/rustic style lodges, landscaping pieces and suitably styled furniture to decorate the lodges and cabins. I have one of their gazebos in the garden and it’s finely detailed with many thoughtful extras. I put out their two 100% Donation items and also a stunning wishing well that is still on the land!

Firstly, we have the “Echo Creek footbridge” which easily fits across rivers or maybe at the edge of a lake leading towards a boat. There’s a bear fishing accompanied by his bait pot (or it could be honey, knowing bears) which adds to the enchanting nature of this landscaping piece. The footbridge has a Land Impact of 16 and Permissions are Copy/Modify.

Potomac - footbridge

 

Potomac - bear on footbridge

 

Then there’s the “Potomac Mailbox”. Not just a mailbox but it has a couple squirrels and a red flower arrangement included in the piece. I placed this on a large rock and it looked natural as if there was a pocket of soil to support the flowers somewhere underneath. Also looks excellent on flatter ground. This has a Land Impact of 5 and Permissions are Copy/Modify.

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The “Wishing Well” not only includes the well, but also the willow tree, deer, birds and surrounding flowers. All of this for only 17 LI, with Permissions of Copy/Modify. One of the many landscaping pieces available at the Expo from this excellent designer.

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Potomac - wishing well close up

 

The Breedables Sim on Hope 10 is well worth a visit. There’s information about clubs, types of Breedables and furniture/landscaping to go with them. I put the “Horse Trainer” out by Edgewood Farms and it’s their 100% Donation piece. You can see the stables created by Cassie Eldemar at the Expo, all pieces are modifable to fit your needs.

Edgewood Farms - stable

 

The Horse Trainer is designed to fit into a medieval sim or any older sim but to be honest it looks good anywhere. The track is animated and you place your horse on it. This is meant to be for ABC Horses and very effective but I was using an AKK horse and he seemed to like it on pose mode! The Horse Trainer is only 3 Land Impact and a great deal.

Edgewood Farms- Horse Trainer

Well, that’s all for this post. Don’t forget that the Expo will open to the public late on February 14th!

 

Direct landmark to Lunar Seasonal Designs on Hope 6

Direct landmark to -Hanaya- on Hope 5

Direct landmark to Potomac Signature Homes on Hope 9

Direct landmark to Edgewood Farms on Hope 10 Breedables

Cheers, m’dears 🙂