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Merry-go-Round

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Roundabouts are the stuff of childhood memories, maybe you rode one at the local fair or you found one in a nearby playground and made a beeline for it! I think adults love these just as much as children and there’s no shame in beating the kids to your favourite brightly painted horse. Of course you need candy floss to make the experience complete ๐Ÿ™‚

Raindale‘s Windridge gazebo is just right to house our merry-go-round, and it’s available at the current Cosmopolitan Event round. You can rez it with or without the string lights but it’s so nice to have those lights twinkling about you. There’s a texture changer for the tiled roof and I used the blue one to match Culprit’s beautiful Vintage Carousel. There’s a couple of texture versions for this – one is a delicate blue and white combo and the other is a more robust red. The carousel rotates at a reasonable rate, at least it doesn’t make the riders feel giddy. There’s a variety of different pose choices for the riders including Drunk, Huggy, Near Fall, Wave and Gallop. Great fun!

All around I’ve been using Little Branch‘s current trees and vegetation. The orange tree is out at the store and the Young Bradford is at Limit8 – hurry if you want this as supplies are limited. These trees are gently animated and the branches move as if in a light breeze. It’s so nice to have that natural movement within your landscaping scenes as it gives gardens, parks and landscapes life. They are both 4-Season trees which make them versatile – it’s like you purchased four trees in one pack. I also used Wild Grass in lavender (you can also get the same in dry texture), animated Snakeweed, a white, rounded Flowerfield (a Little Branch speciality) and a low impact hill over and over again to build up the scene. Doesn’t take much to look really fabulous.

In the foreground are Serenity Style‘s Purr Cute Ducks which are a gacha. My favourite is the one sitting down.ย  Now this gacha was from December 2017 PocketGacha originally, and there are some of these as resellers on Marketplace (I just had a look) or check out the mainstore.

Last but not least, are the Magical Orbs by KraftWork and HERA. This is a collaboration between the two designers, and currently showing at SaNaRae. The orbs are a photo prop which is meant to be held but I’ve rezzed it here. Each prop will include 3 different Bento poses to make your photography stand out in a realistic way. Emissive maps are enabled for superior photographic effects. They do look gorgeous! I was using the Gold version as it had little blue butterflies that matched the horses in the merry-go-round.ย  These things happen like magic – it’s a magical scene, after all ๐Ÿ™‚

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

KraftWork + HERA Magical Orbs – Gold Pose 1 – LI 53 (meant to be held)
Pick up a pack as well as individually at the current SaNaRae Event.

 

Serenity Style– Purr Cute Ducks- Sitting – LI 1
Serenity Style- Purr Cute Ducks- Mum & Kids RARE – LI 1
Serenity Style- Purr Cute Ducks- Standing – LI 1
Serenity Style- Purr Cute Ducks- Babie Standing – LI 1

Culprit – Vintage Carousel – Snow and Red versions – LI 47

Raindale, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
Windridge Gazebo and optional string lights – Land Impact 14-21 depending on the version used. Permissions are Copy/Modify. Texture changer – 6 roof tiles options. Regular and Winter versions with snow.

Little Branch
Young BradFord {Animated} *4-Seasons – LI 7 – at Limit8 Event
For the following, visit Little Branch Mainstore
Orange Tree V2 {Animated} *4-Seasons – LI 5
White Flowers 1 {Rounded-Field} – LI 7
Wild Grass *1 LI {Lavender} – LI 1
Hill-v1 {Low LI} – LI 1
Snakeweed {Animated} – LI 3

Cheers, m’dears ๐Ÿ™‚

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Storage Solutions

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I’ve often heard the cry, “If only I had more storage!” It applies as much to real life rooms as it does to when we despair at having so few prims on our land that we can’t get everything in. The trouble with material goods is that they expand exponentially and even if you had a mansion you’d still need more storage.

Here’s some storage solutions, virtually speaking. All the products are amazingly low prim, even Mesh India’s storage units packed with books, ornaments and toys have a daft Land Impact. Please excuse the animals showing off by the mirror, they are practising leaping from the bookcases onto the string lights but only the chameleon has managed a good landing so far.

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

Fancy Decor – Callot Collection, currently at UBER
Fancy Decor: Callot Cabinet – LI 3
Fancy Decor: Stack of Books II – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Pinecone Candle – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Callot Mirror – LI 3

also Known as – Oppidan Chair Zebra – LI 2 – animations – coffee/waiting/bored, then Masculine menu with 6 poses, Feminine menu with 5 poses, Dining menu with suitable poses (soup/main meal/dessert/wine for ladies and gents. This is a wonderful posh dining room chair with great animations.

Mesh India – Wall Cabinet Set, currently at theย Cosmopolitan Event
MI Wall Cabinet Support 2 and 1 – LI 3 each
MI Wall Cabinet Corner 1 and 2 – LI 4 each

Newchurch – :: N :: Shen Screen (3), Rosewood – LI 2, part of the Shen set in Rosewood and Light Teak (I tinted this black) Copy/Modify

Raindale – string lights – LI 4 (in various sorts of hue/blink/flicker/static) from the “All is Bright” set

N4RS – Basket with Plaid, pack has plain basket as well – LI 3, part of the Winter Romance Set

MudHoney – James Rug – Ink – LI 1

Animals and Bird:-

JIANย – Splendid Spaniels 17. Daisies – LI 2

*HEXtraordinary* – Cinnamon Sugar Glider – LI 3
*HEXtraordinary* Snow Sugar Glider – LI 3
*HEXtraordinary* Chameleon Companion – Crimson – LI 2

Schadenfreude – Blond Rooster Chicken! – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears ๐Ÿ™‚

Be a Lion

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First blog of the New Year and a lot of my groups have excellent free gifts, as well as there being some smashing things out at FaMESHed. So armed with an anti lag sword, I made my way there and spent out some lindens!

Over to Bob…
“I am on the rock and then I check a stock
I have to run like a fugitive to save the life I live
I’m gonna be Iron like a Lion in Zion
I’m gonna be Iron like a Lion in Zion
Iron Lion Zion
I’m on the run but I ain’t got no gun
See they want to be the star
So they fighting tribal war
And they saying Iron like a Lion in Zion” Bob Marley

I liked the “Be a Lion” frame which is from an unKindness gacha, placed it on the wall and the whole scene then fell into place. The forest cats aren’t co-operating on the lion front, though, and I’m only interested in reading a book so we aren’t doing Bob proud at the moment!

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

unKindness
“The Golden Hall” set, currently at FaMESHed Event to December 27th
uK – Golden Hall Pear Mirror – LI 1
uK – Golden Hall Wall Globe – LI 1 and I used two of them
uK – Golden Hall Round Table – LI 1
uK – Golden Hall Cactus Plant – LI 1
uK – Golden Hall Bunt Cake Stand – LI 2 – gorgeous glass covered decor with pear, fig slice, pine cone and leafy twigs
uK – Golden Hall Picture Frame – LI 1 – drag your own picture onto the front of it
unKindness
uK – Simply Said “Be a Lion” frame EXCLUSIVE – from the “Simply Said” gacha – mainstore

Raindale
Raindale – “Winterleen Bench” – with and without snow 2 and 4 Land Impact – texture change HUD for the wood, ten options – 14 solo and 8 couples animations – Copy/Modify – currently at The Avenue Event

Raindale – prop – Cup of Tea – from the Mauner set at the mainstore

Heart Botanicals – pieces from the “Crazy Paving with Bunchberry” set, currently at FaMESHed Event. It’s an extensive set and you can have a whole paved area in your garden with little bunchberries set in between the slabs. There’s also varieties of Aubretia to decorate with. Great for landscapers!
Heart – Pathways – Crazing Paving with Bunchberry – Cross – LI 2
Heart – Aubretia – Small – Lilac – SPARSE – LOW – LI 1
Heart – Aubretia – Large – Lilac – SPARSE – LOW – LI 1
Heart – Aubretia – Tiny – Lilac – SPARSE – LOW – LI 1

JIAN – Forest Cat Collection, currently at the FaMESHed Event
JIAN Forest Cat Static – Stare – LI 1 – 8 static poses through 1 cycle
texture change for brown, ginger and grey cat
JIAN Wicker Forest Cat Bed – LI 5
texture change for wicker cat basket and also the cat as above
The Forest Cat Collection contains 6 static cats such as Walk, Stand, Paw and Run, those can be cycled through their particular pose until you get the one that works with your scene. Then you’ve got a Companion version which you add to yourself and a Wanderer version which you can set free on your land within a defined radius.

Apt B // Zebra Hide Rug – LI 1 (reduced from default)

Group Gifts!
KraftWork 2018 Skybox Daylight – LI 18 – footprint 2.35 by 3.00 metres at default size – Copy/Modify – January Group Gift and there is a moonlight version, too. Group is only L$25 to join and all the group gifts are still out.

{what next} – Winter Bird Feeder (no snow) – VIP Group Gift – there’s also a snow version and you can move the birds around to suit your landscaping. This was sunk into the ground for the scene, it is taller and has a square base normally. LI 3 with Permissions of Copy/Modify.

Storax Tree – Group discount, only L$20
Twisty Twigs Vase – Gold and Tile E – LI 2 – Transfer with resizer, and there are 3 other versions of this in the Group Section

Ariskea – [September] Moss Frames – LI 1 – Copy/Modify – I reduced it a bit and it will go up quite high and remain at 1 LI. This is the September gift, it’s still out.

Cheers, m’dears ๐Ÿ™‚

The Lord of Winter

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While it may be mostly Pagans who celebrate the Yule holiday, nearly all cultures and faiths have held some sort of Winter Solstice celebration or festival. Because of the theme of endless birth, life, death, and rebirth, the time of the Solstice is often associated with deities and other legendary figures.

From Norse Legend, Odin bestowed gifts at Yuletide upon his people, riding a magical flying horse across the sky. This legend may have combined with that of St. Nicholas to create the modern Santa Claus. Anyway, this is my interpretation!

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

Raindale
“Charfell Cabin” Updated version for The White Nights Event at The Avenue, runs through to January 6th – 35% off
Keira added a snow roof at 5 LI and string lights at 2 LI and there’s new HUD options – 5 wall colours, 5 roof colours and a winter present which will give snowy textures for some of the wooden parts and base platform. The winter version has a platform with it – 55 LI, the summer version will be 50 LI. The footprint of the cabin will be 10 by 15 metres at the default size but with Permissions of Copy/Modify this can be sized up and down.
The platform is optional and can be removed or used by itself, the Land Impact will be 8 at it’s default size of 23 by 23 metres. I think you’ll find this is a very useful piece of landscaping in it’s own right. You have a 5 option texture change HUD with the platform, too.

Raindale – “Clarendon Set”, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to December 30th and then at the mainstore
Clarendon living room set – comprises sofa and armchair, this is a really versatile folksy style set and should last throughout winter
Sofa – 11 LI, 14 singles and 8 couples animations,
Armchair – 7 LI, 14 singles animations
3 colours for fabric, 3 colours for wooden parts, 4 textures for cushions plus 5 extra Christmas prints for front cushions

Raindale – Ellesmere table – from “Ellesmere set” at mainstore

Krescendo – Enchanted Dreamcatchers – 10
AsteroidBox – Calligraphic Curses – Writing Set and Ink Stick
!dM – Rockin Rudolph Holly Powder (Box 9) – meant to be worn
All gacha at the new Lootbox round

Storax Tree Sales Room
Downhill Crate Shelf C1 – LI 8
Plates & Candles Shelf Holiday A10 – LI 6
Natural Bliss Tray Table Holiday Red Ac – LI 7

Serenity Style– Best Wishes BLOGGERS AND FRIENDS โค – gift to Serenity Style Bloggers only

Dust Bunny . home made gingerbread hearts and gingerbread ornaments
was Fifty Linden Friday deal

JIAN
Arctic Foxes Set – JIAN Arctic Fox :: Static Sleep L and JIAN Arctic Fox :: Static Stand 1 L – at mainstore
JIAN – Santa’s Samoyeds 1. Adult Companion Rare – ARCADE gacha

Vespertine
{vespertine}- cup of your tea / customer appreciation gift – LI 2
{vespertine} – antler door wreath holder / copper – December Group Gift
{vespertine}- frostwoods pop up book – LI 2

And I’m wearing…
Bare Rose – Mystic Robe – just a wonderful costume by ace Designer, June Dion

Purfect – White Beard and Moustache – OMEGA appliers and mesh pieces with HUD to colour the hairbands, also has other colours of beard available – very nice!

Heth Haute Couture – Crown of Light – amazing jewelry by Designer, Hethwen

Cheers, m’dears ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweets for Santa

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Santa always distributes plenty of sweets to folks at Christmas but I think he needs a few himself so here’s what the fairies left for him!ย  Please click on the picture for a huge version.

And speaking of ‘sweet’, this post is dedicated to my Blogger & Vlogger Network Secret Santa – it’s EleanorJean Resident or EJ as I know her.

I was so pleased to get EJ for the BVN Secret Santa. She’s one of those bloggers whose work I find a pleasure to read because she puts down her comments on life both bravely and honestly.

Now she’s no slouch in the Fashion department, EJ was a recent Miss Virtual World Germany (that’s her mum’s homeland) and is a dedicated, beautiful model. I was never anywhere near her level *laughs* when I was modelling, it took me all my time not to fall off the darn catwalk with the constant lag. However, I’m not bad at Home & Garden so I thought I’d dedicate this sweet scene to a sweet person โค

Read EleanorJean’s blog and check out her Flickr

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Just to finish off the necessary, here’s details of the Home & Garden products I used in this post:-

unKindness – Winter Pool with Patio, currently at FaMESHed Event to December 27th – Land Impact 53 – this gorgeous frozen pool and snowy patio just perfect for winter decorating and you can do such a lot with it such as fill that empty space at the back with all sorts of things!

Soy. – Snow Covered Woods set with bases and 4 different trees – default and low Land Impact pieces. They size up well but you will put on more LI by doing so.

Galland Homes – Santa’s Christmas Hut, currently at the Paying It Forward Event
Permissions are Transfer/Modify as this is a gifting Event. Land Impact is 11 at the default size with a small footprint of 5 by 5

Raindale for The Avenue Event
Raindale – Canopy Tent – LI 10 – versions with and without cushions plus separate cushions – 15 solo and 5 original couples poses by Raindale
Texture change HUD for Canopy, seat and cushions

KraftWork for Builder’s Box Christmas Village Edition
Builder’s Box HQ on The Last Forever Sim
Gingerbread House – 112 LI – Copy/Modify – has texture change HUD for walls, roof, fireplace wall and fireplace front – plus snowflakes rezzer
Also has Gingerbread House Fence, Curtain, Doormat to match!

Chez Moi Furnitures – Snowman Family, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to December 30th
Land Impact – 3 and fully interactive poses for 2 adults and 1 toddler

Serenity Style – Xena Love Series at The Trunk Show
Serenity Style- Xena Eternal Love Panel – 2 LI
Serenity Style- Xena Love Box – 1 LI
and Danna Fairies at Lootbox gacha Event – these are gorgeous, folksy style little fairies and light ornaments which will light up spots wherever you place them

 

 

TLC Home Collection – Penguin Sledge – gift at Cosmopolitan Advent Event
Gifts hang from the Christmas Tree in the main concourse
Very cute animated sledge and penguins for 4 LI

Hope you’re all copingย  well with the Holiday preparations and not too rushed

Cheers, m’dears ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Luxurious Outdoor Living

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Now this is what I call luxury!ย  Not only have you got a wonderful Pavilion with blazing fire to keep out the cold decked out with all the comforts of home, but there’s also a fabulous sauna which will take up to 6 people comfortably.ย  Lots more useful info on the products in the details below.

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

Laurel Ridge Pavilion by Galland Homes, currently at Ultra Event and runs through to December 8th
The working fireplace has fire sounds you can turn on or off by touch. The Pavilion is Materials enabled, includes the baked lighting features seen in the picture and comes with a snow roof for those wintery scenes.
LI 16 – Copy/Modify
Fireplace Logs (Random) by Galland Homes – 1 LI each pile

Chez Moi Furnitures – 2 sets
Picture shows pieces from the Chaud set – the armchair with foot stool – LI 3 – texture change wood and pillow for multiple effects – great set of poses PG (40) and Adult (74) versions.
Also armchair – LI 2, same as above and very nice Firewood Holder – LI 1 that would be great indoors as well as outside.
In addition to the above pieces there is a Fireplace, Table and Metallic Pumpkin Decor. The Chaud Set is currently at November Ultra Event.

Dundalk Set – beautiful wooden Sauna Cabin – LI 12, separate door and floor which is great to level up uneven ground. Masses of poses – PG (116) and Adult (184) versions. Fully interactive, you can touch the lamp to turn it on or off. Touch the Sauna control panel to access the steam menu. A smooth particle steam is emitted throughout the room for the full realistic experience. Room for up to 6 people! This is in the Deco(c)rate Subscription for November.

Pieces from [ zerkalo ] Marble Firmness gacha, currently at The Gacha Garden
Pa’s Towels, Set of Bowls, Snowdrop Vase, Solid Vase and the Warm Whale & Sun Fish ornaments (above the fireplace). This has to be one of my favourite [ zerkalo ] gacha of 2017.

Raindale from the Lanmon Set, currently at the Avenue Event
Texture change and tint via HUD blanket – very cosy looking – LI 5 – poses all original Raindale, 8 solo and 15 animations for couples.
Lanmon pillow – various with homely legends – LI 1 each – rez as a pile, easy decorating for lazybones!

Mesh India from the November Deco(c)rate – Cozy Nights
Mesh India –ย  My Cozy Night โค {with texture change}, four texture change options including an Autumn Leaves one – LI 7

Dust Bunny for Fifty Linden Friday
dust bunny . cocoa & cookies tray and dust bunny . knitted stool (has texture change for the knit part)

Smith Boys – Reindeer Plush Collection 9 – Rudolph RARE – he’s a bit early for Christmas but you can’t blame him as it’s so cosy – LI 1 and Modify
These cute creatures are a gacha set of 9 plushy reindeer collectibles which are given away at Events for free! For more info, please see the Land of Rainbows website post.

Chippy Family from JIAN chipmunk collection – 7 LI each (wanderer)

Landscaping:-
The prominent tree is by Hayabusa Design – Nissa Sinensis Old M17-1 v1-1 – LI 6. A beautiful tree, it has a large texture change menu and features double textures on the same tree.

The purple bush is CJ Creations – Flower field Purple dragon – LI 1

Hope you all have a peaceful and refreshing weekend โค

Cheers, m’dears ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Won’t you stay for Tea?

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Go on, go on, you know you want to!ย  Click on the picture for a huge close-up:)

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

Chez Moi Furnitures – Spider Gate Modular Building Kit – Mainstore/MP
Main Wall piece and open/close gate – LI 3
Wall Section – LI 1
Corner Post (not shown) – LI 1

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – A Night with Tim, currently at The Gacha Guardiansย (Gimme Gacha Productions), runs through to the end of October
22769 – This is Halloween – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tims Armchair – COMMON – LI 3 – 9 poses
22769 – Tims Teddy Bear – COMMON – LI
22769 – Mad Hatter Hat stand – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tea with Tim – COMMON – LI 4
22769 – Side table – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Snake pouffe – RARE – LI 3 – with 9 poses
22769 – Jester Console – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tims Floor lamp – COMMON – LI 1 with lighting script
22769 – Limp Bookshelf Left and Right – COMMON – LI 5 each
22769 – Vortex Rug – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tims Plant Black And White – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tims Plant Black And Orange – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Twisted Candle Holder – Gift of the Guardians – LI 1

 

Raindale – Charfell cabin – LI 40, currently at The Season of the Witch Event, runs through to November 4th. The cabin is easily resizable from tiny to huge – the default size has a footprint of 10 by 15 metres.
There’s also an optional platform with a texture change HUD – 5 Colours, this will be very useful if you don’t have landscaping to match

unKindness – uK – Dreamer’s Sky gacha – Slumber Circlet – LI 2
uK – Dreamer’s Sky gacha – Goodnight Moon SOI – LI 4
This is from an older gacha which is now at the mainstore. The Goodnight Moon is a Seed of Inspiration (Gacha Garden) and only available through resellers.

JIAN – Cat Pumpkin :: Sitting – from Pumpkin Collection with Kittens

*HEXtraordinary* – Cheshire Cat – LI 5
From April 2017 Deco(c)rate

Landscaping – ground textures/terrain prims, grasses, trees – from KIDD – Halloween Grassy Landscape Kit – Anthracite

Cheers, m’dears ๐Ÿ™‚