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Great Expectations

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The Mallard Family have gained a new duckling and she’s very cute. So they’re all having a  fortune telling Tarot reading given by Harry. Even Grandma attended, bringing along the rest of the eggs with her already in the nest. I’m not sure if Harry actually understands all the cards, though, because he’s got his reference book open on the table and he’s frowning somewhat. Let’s hope he gives a decent reading *laughs*.

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All this daftness is to show you the latest gacha by Raindale. It’s currently showing at The Crossroads Event, which runs to the end of April. It’s the first time designer Keira has offered a building… and it’s a beauty. The “Duskberg” is a Gothic style gacha (which suits Harry very well), the Rare building is 33 Land Impact with a footprint of 5 by 8 metres. The Commons are:-
Bench – 3 LI – 13 animations
Chair – 2 LI – 7 animations
Table – 1 LI
Carpet – 4 LI
Candelabrum (fire on/off on touch) – 1 LI
Tarot (cards and books) – 1 LI each
Frames – 1 LI
Floor lamp (light on|off on touch) – 3 LI

Only 50L per Play which is a totally daft price to pay for such a lovely house.  Here it is in a suitably cold and Gothic style night setting.

Here’s the rest of the Home & Garden items:-

Great Horned Owl v1.2 – Animania
Animated Grey Horse Black Hair by Hannah Kozlowski

TLC Home Collection – Standing Mallard Duck Family – 1 LI each C/M, Mallards with ducklings – You can get this beauties free in Land of Rainbow‘s Easter Egg Hunt, runs to April 20th – search for free eggs hidden around the sim!

Landscaping:-

Snow Lake/Loch 1 – Mushilu
Snow Rock 4 – Mushilu
Rock 3 and 2 – Mushilu
Snow Formations 1 and 2 – Mushilu
Snow Floor 3 Particle – Mushilu
Snow Floor 2 – Mushilu
KIDD Web Shrub * Siamese Bush – from Halloween set, an extensive and useful set which you can use for occasions other than the obvious.
KIDD Halloween WebNest Tree
KIDD DarkGray Halloween Grass*
KIDD Web GrassBush * Duo Bush
KIDD HORRY BERRY*BLUR THICKET*MEDIUM* 1

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

A good old fashioned bath

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There’s nowt like a good old fashioned bath!  At least that’s what my mum used to say when we were living in a very rural village abroad and it was my brother and yours truly fetching water, boiling it up and bunging it in the bathtub.  By the time we’d finished we darn well needed a bath!

Now this bathtub is that much easier, you just click a few times to get the water automatically filled to the brim of the tub and then you have a choice of clear water, foaming bubbles or romantic rose petals floating on top. Wonderful!  This is Chez Moi Furniture‘s interactive and whimsical “Rustic Bathtub” which is available at the current round of The Chapter Four Event. You’ve got a choice of maturities and a couple of extra pieces – the Rustic Bath Table and the Rustic hanger where you can put your bathrobe.  Huh!  We didn’t have those in my day 🙂

Here’s details of all the Home & Garden pieces:-

Chez Moi Furnitures – interactive “Rustic Bathtub” (Adult – with 120 animations) – LI 5 – C/M – slightly modified to hide the shower head and back of taps
“Rustic Hanger” – 1 LI – C/M
“Rustic Bath Table” – LI 3 – C/M
All at The Chapter Four current round (runs to April 20th)

House – Cheeky Pea – Lillooet Skybox – LI 20

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Muted Relaxing Rug
from the gacha “Little Piece of Heaven” at current round of Shiny Shabby

IDEZA – items from the “Around the Propellers” gacha
Copper Basket, Indus Sofa, Tube Wall Light, Props

HEXtraordinary – items from Deco(c)rate March – Boho Meditation Altar Set
Marble Buddha Statue, Lotus Candle Holder, Altar Crystal, Buddha Incense

{what next} – House Plants set – Agave in pot and on stand, Eucalyptus in pot and on stand, Rubber Tree in pot
[what next} ‘Spring Bloom’ Tulip Planter (purple)

Clay and Bamboo Vases Ae by Storax Tree
Feline Treasures – Sleep – Jaguar r by Storax Tree

Jian – Vellum Candles (3 Straight)
Raindale ~ stack of books from the Mauner set

MeadowWorks – Kneeling Stag Sculpture
KAZZA – HomeStyle – Flower Pot
Kei’s Donut Cafe Mug (happy) – from Arcade gacha set, now at mainstore

[ zerkalo ] Winter Dream gacha – Books 1
[ zerkalo ] Winter Dream gacha – Books 2
[ zerkalo ] Hidden Gems gacha – Bird Frame

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I have a new sponsor!  This is EvE & ADAM by designer, Ginger Chevalier. I’ll be blogging for ADAM and there’s a lot to show you. You’ve seen me blog the ADAM Mesh Body before, it’s my favourite mesh body, not too skinny or too beefy but beautifully formed *laughs*. Ginger makes skin appliers for the ADAM mesh body and also for her ADAM Bento Head, clothing and beards.

Today, I’m wearing:-

ADAM Mesh Body – v 1.4 b
ADAM Mesh Head Bento – v 1.4
ADAM Beard Bento M1
ADAM Skin applier for Bento Head – Marc 30
ADAM Skin applier – Olivier
Shape – my own
Eyes – CATWA unrigged animated eyes n tears

There’s a shape included with the Bento Head, it’s very nice if you want to just use that.  I altered it more to suit me. What I didn’t change was the nose – Ginger has the perfect nose on this shape! There are teeth included but not eyes. You do need mesh eyes and I used the CATWA animated eyes, fiddled a bit to get them to fit the eye sockets. You also get an animations HUD which is a lot of fun.

The medium length beard is Bento, it will work with the ADAM Bento head, and you need to add it. Daft me was thinking it was an applier and pressing the HUD colours, nothing was working. Don’t make that mistake!  Plenty of texture colours for the beard and you can also tint it for that perfect match with your skin. It will work with the animations HUD just fine. There are various options on the HUD to change parts of the head such as the eyelashes or ears.

The head applier is called Marc and it’s for the ADAM mesh body only.  Marc actually comes in different ages (30, 45 and 60) – this is the age 30 one and it’s pretty true to that age. It will match all 11 tones in the ADAM Mesh Body HUD (and these are included on the applier HUD) so very little fiddling required which is a real boon. You have have with and without brows.

The skin applier is called Olivier and mmm, it’s an attractive one!  Very reasonably priced at 450L for all the skin tones, with hair and without. You can pay more than that for 1 skin tone. I was using the No. 6 shade with hair. Makes bath time more fun!

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Where sheep may safely graze

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This post is to illustrate Rainsdale‘s new Home & Garden sets especially for The Spoonful of Sugar Festival 2017 which  is dedicated to raising funds for the worldwide non-profit group Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

The “Marwood Shed” is a one of a kind item for Spoonful’s Silent Auction, 100% of the bids go to MSF.  There are two versions included – the Oak wood with lights at 14 LI and the without lights version at 10 LI.

 

The “Woodhurst Dining Room” – 50% goes to MSF and here’s the pieces in detail:-

Raindale ~ Woodhurst table – LI 2
Raindale ~ Woodhust chair – LI 1
Raindale ~ Woodhust chair 2 with back pillow – LI 2
Raindale ~ Woodhust chair 3 with comfy cushion – LI 2
Raindale ~ table linen – LI 1
Raindale ~ spring table centrepiece – LI 3

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Other  Home & Garden pieces used:-

Raindale ~ Tangerine cake (gift)

Mutresse-Thirsty-Dalmatian Puppies – LI 2 – gacha
Blackface Sheep – Alchemy & Immortalis
=Klimbim= tractor 7 LI – great farm vehicle for daft price on MP

hive // butter churn [closed] – gacha
hive // milking stool – gacha
hive // hay hooks – gacha

Kei’s Hay Bale Seat – Kei Spot

Pixel Mode – The Kitchen – Daily Menu – gacha
Pixel Mode – Fall Harvest – Bell – gacha

Landscaping from Forest Hill Landscape, greatly modified
Landscaping by Felix
JIAN :: Nightingale’s Tree
JIAN :: Squirrel Oak Tree

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

In the Birdhouse

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You’ve heard of the phrase, “You’re in the doghouse!” I’m sure. Well this is in the birdhouse! Today, I’m featuring the “Birdside Living Room” by Raindale. This is a gacha which is currently at the March edition of  The Crossroads right up until the end of the month.

It’s a beautiful set which is rustic and pure, and there are some really well thought out pieces in the set. Please do click on the picture to enlarge it so you can see the detail of the Birdside décor and furniture. If you’re lucky enough to get the Rare, this is a gorgeous 5 Land Impact sofa which is texture change via a handy HUD for the main fabric, the wood and the cushions. This gives a lot of options and something you might find in a one off vendor set of furniture, let alone a gacha. There are also 13 animations contained in the sofa. Here’s the HUD picture.

The Commons:-

~ Chest of drawers – 1 LI
~ table – 2 LI – two tiers, you could place magazines or books underneath
~ mirror – 1 LI
~ frames – 1 LI – 4 different birds in their arty environments
~ chandelier – 2 LI a nice carved wooden chandelier with a great soft light effect to it
~ birdhouse – 1 LI – with birds sound on touch – blue tit has taken up resident already so you might have to dissuade him!
~ tea set – 1 LI – look closely and you’ll see a 3-tier stand with cream bisque teapot, saucers and teacups, and a small bird on top, lovely job!
~ pancakes – with and without doily – 1 LI each – these look yummy and they have pancakes and current jam or it could be blueberry jam with a pat of butter on them
~ vase of tulips – 1 LI
~ candlestick – 1 LI – in a wooden cage with a cute bird on top

It’s a mere 40 L$ per Play for the Birdside Gacha. Go now 🙂


Other Home & Garden items:-

Kalopsia – Bird Rugs

01 CELESTINE GACHA bird/leaf decor – Myrrine
06 CELESTINE GACHA spoon candle holder

{what next} ‘Emma’ Tulips Bouquet (white+red)
Di’Cor – Marilyn Fireplace [Black] – this is such a good fireplace, warm and glowing and suits a number of décor styles

22769 ~ [Bauwerk} – Egg Planter – gift at The Liaison Collaborative March

ChiMia:: Jones Curtains – at The Liaison Collaborative March

Birds – all by TLC Home Collection
Pheasant [M] & Pheasant [F] darker feather version – Pheasant Family
TLC Egret – he’s best by a lake or river poised to catch unwary fish!
Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Chaffinch from TLC Songbirds collection 2
Robin and Starling from TLC Songbirds collection 1

The room is the lounge in – dust bunny . hill top cottage 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Picnikerty

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“Are we going for a Picnikerty, Mum?
Down where the gate is rickerty
And funny honey bees drink their
butter cuppa teas.
Look, I’m on my knees, please
How about a Picnikerty, Mum, quickerty!”

There’s a lot of food about Second Life® recently so I thought we should go on a picnic!

My Home & Garden Sponsors:

Raindale – Designer, Keira, has made the beautiful “Elston set”, a warm wooden pergola and bench. The Pergola is strewn with lights and has a Land Impact of 12. The Bench is a further 3 Land Impact and seats up to 2 avatars. There’s 15 poses in the bench and both pieces have Permissions of Copy/Modify. Pick your copy up at the current edition of 2nd Level. This is getting to be a great little Event, which is well worth a visit for all sorts of items from apparel to furniture to poses.

Chez Moi Furnitures – at MadPea International Food Fair until March 4th. Designer, Nanda, has made the fabulous “Farmers Market Cart Wood” – LI 13 – Copy/Modify – 6 poses including leaning nonchalantly against the cart holding a coffee! I love this piece as I can do a good nonchalant mood in general *laughs* It also has versions in White and Colour and you can do texture change on the awning.

Duvet Day – at MadPea International Food Fair until March 4th. Designer, Benoit, has made the yummy cakes here on the picnic blanket – “Strawberry Drip Cake” featuring chocolate, cherries and strawberries which not only looks yummy but is only 2 Land Impact with Permissions of Copy/Modify.   “Ice Cream Cone Drip Cake” features a variety of these culinary beauties. They are great fun and only 2 LI each with Permissions of Transfer/Modify.  “Coffee and a Muffin” tea tray. A true to life tray with coffee stains!  Click on the tray to receive an animated coffee cup. Land Impact is 3 with Permissions of Copy/Modify.

[zerkalo] using items from the “Picnic at the Neva River” gacha.
Rare – Blanket, Commons – basket with strawberries, basket with plums, tray with food, umbrella, wine and delicacies. Check out the mainstore to try your luck on this gorgeous gacha.

TLC Home Collection – “Canadian Geese Family” – Standing goose, standing gosling and swimming gosling who is scripted to keep up with mum when swimming. Here I’ve sunk the poor thing into a pillow and she was not pleased until I offered her some cake! Cake solves a lot of things lol. Available from the mainstore which is a lovely place to look around with all the animals and birds.

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Other Home & Garden items:

Two Moon Gardens – “Hidden Heather” garden scene with river – greatly modified!

Jian – Sheltie Companion from the “Southern Shelties” gacha – he was my birthday present from Arrchie. A hilarious dog who puffs, stands, puffs, sits, puffs and digs up your garden!  Great clouds of dust will emit from his paws when he’s digging and I had to wait for him to stop while trying to take the photo.

And I’m holding a Flower Pug from the Jian gacha “Love Pugs”.  Try the mainstore or Marketplace for resellers.

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Chez Moi web logo

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

What Tea for Two leads to…

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Yet another tea party! Well food is the spice of life, and I was happy to get one of Raindale‘s new sets – this time it’s the “Sugarvale Set”. It’s not designer Keira’s typical style, however I think she’s made a great job of this cute gacha set which reminds me of Spring. Only another couple of months to go!

Sugarvale is a gacha set and you can find it at the new round of The Crossroads Event, in the gacha section. Here’s the pieces in detail.

The Rare:
Pavilion and it’s 22 LI. Plenty of room in it, it’s beautifully detailed.

The Commons:
~ Beaded curtains which look great at any time of day but do have some glow for low light – there’s a pair of mirrored curtains included.
~ Lantern – 2 versions, one with particles which float out little glow spheres like dandelion clocks.
~ Ottoman which has 4 poses and a HUD which gives you practically any colour you want.
~ Frames – one with a flower bouquet and one which is plain where you can add your own pictures.
~ Chairs – 2 copies with 10 animations each, some of which rez props like newspaper, drink and book.
~ Table to match the chairs.
~ Carpet – with a HUD for five pastel shades – mauve, blue, green, pink and cream.
~ A vase of daisies which gives a flower on touch.
~ Swiss roll with knife and slice all ready to scoff! The Swiss roll gives a piece on touch.
~ Beautiful little Heart shaped cups on saucers in 3 pastel shades.

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Other Home & Garden items:

Two Moon Gardens – “Behind Closed Walls” garden which has a footprint of 43 by 43m, is 127 prims with Permissions of Copy/Modify. Includes dancing butterflies emitter, bee sounds, dandelion emitter, sunny days nature sounds. I moved the flora around a lot as the garden is completely modify, and the bees will move with the hive.

│T│L│C│ Home Collection – Pheasant family. You get the cock pheasant and two versions of his lady friend – light and dark feathers. They are both animated.

Nest & Eggs – Moz – because the pheasant pair are well used to “Tea for Two”!

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Well, we were going to do some Work!

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You know what it’s like, you get all set up to do some work… you’ve got your food and drink supplies, a nice cosy fire going, the lappie and phone at the ready and… you just can’t be bothered!

Featuring Raindale‘s new collection for the 2nd Level Event,  the “Mauner Set”. As the dog and myself can attest to, it’s especially good for ummm work *yawn*, designer Keira’s made it too cosy. I think I’ll just take a nap before going through this entire newspaper and tackling that tangerine cake for tea.

The 2nd Level Event runs until January 30th! Here’s all the Raindale original Mesh pieces in detail:-

Raindale ~ Mauner armchair – 3 Li – 12 animations +props (tea, phone, tablet, book and newspaper) – original animations here!
Raindale ~ stack of books – 1 Li – decor
Raindale ~ antique frame – 1 Li – decor

Raindale ~ Candle holder ~ 2nd level gift – These two are gifts at the Event.
Raindale ~ Mauner carpet ~ 2nd level gift

Raindale ~ cup of tea (prop) – All these are provided as props so you can use them in other scenes.
Raindale ~ tablet (prop)
Raindale ~ smartphone (prop)
Raindale ~ newspaper (prop)
Raindale ~ old book (prop)

Raindale ~ Salford tray – from the Salford set – see instore
Raindale ~ Tangerine cake (gift)

+Half-Deer+ Shiba Inu – Sleepy (rez) 2 – check out MP, he was a gacha prize
Trompe Loeil – Kenna Cabin

For more ideas, props n poses and furniture sets visit Raindale mainstore 

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂