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Lazy Days of Summer

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This picture epitomises the sort of English summer day at the beginning of the season when the grass is still emerald green and the flowers are out in force. There’s a blissful, secure feeling as you relax in the garden with nothing to do but read the newspaper and drink lemonade. It’s one of those moments when you wish you could press a button and stop time for a while. There are many feelings in the human emotional arsenal that aren’t really named in the English language but are in more expressive languages. Here’s a few:-

Forelsket (Norwegian): The indescribable euphoria experienced as you begin to fall in love.

Wabi-Sabi (Japanese): Finding beauty in imperfections.

Gökotta (Swedish): To wake up early in the morning with the purpose of going outside to hear the first birds sing, that expectation of beauty.

Commuovere (Italian): Often taken to mean “heartwarming,” but directly refers to a story that moved you to tears.

Komorebi (Japanese): The sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees and the feeling it gives you.

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The current round of Cosmopolitan has some exceptional H&G designs, not the least being the Somerfield Gacha set by Raindale. For only L$50 per Play you can get beautifully meshed items to make up a set for the garden including a picnic table that seats up to four avatars and a stunning pavilion which is the Rare.

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

Raindale
Somerfield Gacha Set – currently at Cosmopolitan – L$50 per Play

Somerfield Picnic Table – LI – 8, sits up to 4 avatars, poses – 8 sits, drink (f), drink (m), read – all with Swap/Adjust facility
Somerfield tree swing – LI 2 – 9 solo sits
Somerfield glass lanterns – a set in pink, blue and green – 1 each
Somerfield Lemonade Set – jug and 2 glasses – LI 2
Somerfield canopy lights – LI 6
Somerfield garden deck – LI 4 – has lights set into the deck
Somerfield cart table – LI 1
Somerfield pavilion – LI 25, the Rare (in the background)

Also Raindale
Raindale ~ newspaper (prop) (from Mauner Set)
Raindale ~ smartphone (prop)

Raindale ~ Flower bucket 3 (was at the RFL H&G Expo)
Raindale ~ Flower bucket 1
Raindale ~ cupcake tray (H&G Expo hunt gift)

Pets:-
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 17. Held Melanistic

Two Moon Gardens
Behind Closed Walls (modified) – LI 118 (excluding Loveseat at 11 LI in original design)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Home & Garden Expo 2017 – Breedables

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Well, I promised you cuteness today and lots of it!

For this post, I’m covering the Breedables on Hope 4. Breedables are Pets that are interactive, loveable (usually!) and also have babies. There’s generally a huge and lucrative market for sellers of baby boxes – whatever Breedable they may be – as the folks who breed them uncover new traits and special editions. That’s what makes the Breedables such fun. Not only do you get a delightful pet or two but you can also do things with them. Some of the Breedables can be ridden and raced – such as the horses. Most Breedables require food and other needs such as vitamins and medicine occasionally, these have to be purchased and the costs taken into consideration if you decide to go in for breeding. Please check your land rules to see if Breedables are allowed, sometimes they are not due to the scripting. However, there’s a big “awwws!” factor to them all and also more than a little bit of addiction. Look out for Groups associated with various Breedables, they are a big help when you’re first starting off and you’ll make lots of friends, too.

Hope 4 is sponsored by the Wonderful World of Meeroos. These adorable little chaps have been going for quite a while in Second Life® and they were amongst the first of the Breedables. They have a mythology, many breed lines and quite a lot of associated décor, for instance Meeroo homes (called Stumps because they were originally tree stumps). Meeroo donation items include a number of ribbons in different colours which will house various numbers of Meeroos. That means the little chaps won’t run off but will be contained within a preset radius on your land. Meeroos have really gone all out with the ribbons and if you visit their stand on Hope 4 you’ll see that each colour of ribbon raises awareness of different types of cancer. Other donation items are the revolving World Statue and the Meeroos Bookshelf.

Direct landmark to – Meeroos

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oYo Breedables have all sorts of cute animals that are both interactive and have babies. I spoke to Furget of oYo Breedables, I was lucky enough to catch her this morning when I went over to Hope 4 to take more photos. oYo’s donation items are the Fuzzies. They are cute little gremlin like creatures who can talk and do things. They have all sorts of toys that they will play with, for example there’s an interactive piano. They will jump around and some will even sit on your shoulder. The special edition mini elephants can be found as the gacha item. You’ll find that oYo also have Breedables like elephants, dogs, wildcats, pigs and dodos – yes, dodos! Their newest venture are the horses which are still in the Beta stage but will be released very soon. The Clydesdale and Shetland are the newest ones and the Arabians have been recently updated in all their splendour. These are beautifully realistic horses and amongst the nicest SL horses I’ve seen. They will also race and you can train them to go faster – great fun! Here are some of the baby boxes you’ll get when you buy those starter packs.

Direct landmark to – oYo Breedables

 

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Stray Cats Breedable specialise in the cutest of kitties and have various breeds including Siamese, Bengals and Tabbies as well as some very exotic looking furs. You’ll find a gacha of these which will randomly give you a little boy or girl kitten which you can then birth and coo over. Check out the cats that are rezzed around the Stray Cats stand and see if you can resist!

Direct landmark to – Stray Cats Breedable

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For more information on the Relay for Life Home & Garden Expo 2017 with SLurls to all the 9 sims please check out – HERE.

That’s all for today, I’ll be back next time with some interior design items from Hope 4. So until then…

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Bathroom Contemplation

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Red evening skies and the little panda has been sent to the bathroom, mum is watching through the screen to make sure he’s washing. Actually he isn’t, he’s in contemplation about washing, which as far as he’s concerned is as good as actually washing! I don’t know what mum will have to say about that 🙂

Featuring eTNIA‘s beautiful Chinese Bathroom set, which you can place against any wall and the pipe work will be accurate. The mirror can be placed directly behind the sink to show off the styling. Currently at the Cosmopolitan Event, after which it’ll be in the mainstore.

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Home & Garden pieces in detail:-

eTNIA – Chinese Bathroom – currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
Comprises – Sink, Mirror, Dry Plant Vase, Napkin Box, Soap Pump, Toothbrushes in Vase – Land Impact is 4 for the sink and 1 LI each for the rest, Permissions Copy/Modify

:: NEWCHURCH :: – Shen Screen, Light Teak
Shen Yoke-back Chair, Light Teak – both from the Shen Set at Mainstore

*HEXtraordinary* Boho Meditation Pillows – all from March Deco(c)rate
*HEXtraordinary* Marble Buddha Statue – Boho Meditation Altar Set
*HEXtraordinary* Buddha Incense Burner
Pandas and Bamboo plants from TLC Home Collection‘s “Panda Grove”, available at the mainstore.

Base patterned sand (part of Atrium) I borrowed from 22769‘s beautiful traditional “Yuukaku House”, available at the Mainstore.

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Woof!

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It was a lovely sunny day so I decided to go for a walk in the park. Coming to the end of my exercise where I usually collapse onto one of the seats, I spotted this building at the end of the promenade. Well, what have we got here?

A little bit closer and I see it’s a Pet Shop! How cute and how typical that some of the puppies have already escaped. They are a right handful 🙂

You can get pet toys and pet inspired furniture and décor here. There’s even a shower for dirty dogs! How very useful but I bet they don’t think so.

You buy anything you like, as long as it’s dog related!

Listen to the radio while drinking your water! Relax in the sunshine afterwards.

I don’t know what the collective name for Dalmatians is,  except maybe “trouble” 🙂

Live, Love and don’t forget to… BARK!

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I didn’t use all the pieces of the two gacha here so have included keys for them both.  They are at the current run of the Cosmopolitan Event which started on April 24th.

KraftWork – Pet Shop Toys gacha

TLC Home Collection – Animated Dogs gacha

 

Here’s the rest of the Home & Garden items I used :

1 KraftWork The Soap Collection Shop Scale RARE v2
1 KraftWork Vintage Bakelite Radio
KraftWork_Simone_Spotlight_vs1.2

Cheeky Pea – NorthHaven Planter – LI 1 – now at UBER

ARIA – Nouvel Potted Leafy Plant – mainstore
ARIA – Nouvel Potted Fern
Mutresse-Thirsty-Dalmatian Puppies gacha
The Square in the Center – Maya’s Architecture – LI 36

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Swanery

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I have some new additions to my menagerie – the Swan Family!  They are well spoiled, having their own “Enchanted Swans” lake.  So while I was cuddling the only cygnet in the world that doesn’t like water, I took some photos to show you.

All by TLC Home Collection, the lake is gorgeous and quite large at 20 by 15 metres. It does contain quite a lot though. As well as the lake, there is manicured lawns all around, pots of lavender and petunia, a nice two person seat in one corner and pink camellia (or they could be rambling roses) wrapping themselves around the architecture.  Two sides of the perimeter is walled with balustrade effect and two archways to enter with stone steps up to the lake.  You could put the lake on one side of a garden and allow the rest of the garden to be seen from the non-walled sides.  It’s just idyllic.

 

The “Swan Family” contains – a swan on nest with cygnets, swimming swan, swimming cygnet and swimming swan carrying cygnets on her/his back.  Now you can rez these and they will stand still for photographs *laughs* but you can also set them to swim within a certain square and also you can assign cygnets to particular swans by numbers.  The cygnets will then swim alongside their parent swan. It’s so cute! Instructions are included and it’s not difficult because even I could do it. Here are my swans actually swimming in formation for once.

 

This little chap likes sunbathing and who can blame him? Look at the detail on that stone wall and the camellias wrapped around that balustrade.  It’s really fine work.

 

Home & Garden items used:-

Outside the build –
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] The Relaxing Tree – LI 11 – C/M – altered to spread around the grass
available at mainstore
HEART – WildFlowers – Petunias – White – D8
TLC Home Collection – nesting Swan with cygnets – LI 5 C/M

Inside the build – 

TLC –  ‘Enchanted Swans’ – LI 57 – size is 15 by 20 metres

TLC –  cygnets riding on back – LI 5
TLC  – Cygnet Swimming – 1 LI
TLC –  Swan Swimming Adult – 4 LI

22769 – Muted Relaxing Rug – LI 6 – From Little Piece of Heaven set at Shiny Shabby until April 15th, then back at mainstore

The Little Branch – WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field} – LI 7

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Of Birds and Barbeques

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22769 [Bauwerk] - BBQ for 2 - pieces

 

Gacha Guardians is running until July 31st! To start, you’ll need a special HUD from their main location or any participating store. The HUD will allow you to find and collect rune stones. Once you’ve hit the rune stone, you can either play the gacha at the current location or move on to the next. So, it’s a bit of a game and a bit of a gacha!

All particating stores will have a special Gifts of the Guardians, and you can get keys for these by playing a machine 10 times. When you’ve visited all the locations and touched each rune stone – you can open a special portal to enter the Guardian’s Treasure Room. Use your keys to unlock all the specials gifts! After the event, these will be retired and never made available again.

For more info including pictures of the prizes, visit the Gacha Guardians blog.

Today, I’m showcasing 22769 ~ [Bauwerk]‘s gacha which is called, “BBQ for 2”. It’s a lovely extensive gacha and as the items are copy, you can have much more than just two people over for your bbq!

22769 [Bauwerk] - BBQ for 2 - ready to grill

The BBQ for 2 Gacha contains:

RARES:
Beer Crate Chair – red*
Beer Crate Chair – green*
each with 3 single sit animations
LI 2

Coolbox
decoration item only
LI 2

22769 [Bauwerk] - BBQ for 2 - grill area

COMMONS:
Kettle Grill hide/show meat on touch
Boom Box
BBQ Tools
Paper Cups
BBQ Dips
Bread
Beer Keg
BBQ Party A-Frame
Tire Table
Plate with Corn
Plate with Grilled Chicken
Plate with Melon Slices
Plate with Saussages
Plate with Raw Meat
Ketchup & Mustard
Sidetable

All Common Items are decoration items only 8 – 1 LI

22769 [Bauwerk] - BBQ for 2 - Pergola

The Gift of The Guardians is this fabulous “BBQ Party Pergola” with a land impact of 15. It has a good length of decking with the drapes at one end and here I’ve put it over the river because if the grill sets alight all we have to do is to tip it over the side!

22769 [Bauwerk] - BBQ for 2 - Saucy songbirds

The birds are visiting/ahem! taking over and they are all from TLC Home Collection – “Songbirds Collection Set 2”. These are delightful animated songbirds and you can control the volume of their songs. There’s 3 in the set – Blue Tit, Bullfinch and Chaffinch.

 

Visit 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] mainstore to try your luck.

Cheers, m’dears and happy bbqing 🙂

Beau Monstre – Vengeful Threads

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Vengeful Threads are taking part in Menswear Fashion Week 2016 with this fascinating outfit called, “Beau Monstre”.  As always with VT the difference is in the detailing. with the pattern on the back of the jacket being repeated in the matching tee top. Lapels, shoulder line and cuffs all match up to give a beautiful look to this low neck outfit.

Sizing is standard XS, M, L, XL, XXL for the pants and jacket with alphas for both. For the top you can either go with a clothing layer or Omega appliers for mesh bodies. I found the medium fitted well enough around the neckline and arms. Given that there’s a further 3 sizes above that, it should fit a lot of shapes. Footwear – you could either wear short boots or shoes with a bit of skin showing, the pants are versatile with a well shaped mesh.

I’m playing around a bit here – this is the box that the outfit arrived in. The pose is included and it certainly has possibilities so a bit of a bonus!

Vengeful Threads_Beau Monstre Box

 

Menswear Fashion Week runs until the 19th June so why not take a wander around? The theme this year is Paris. Here’s your TAXI.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

P.S. The animated pelican insisted on being in the picture because he reckons he’s a Beau Monstre too,  and you can get one of his mates from THC (The Home Collection) – MP