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Messing about on the River

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Well, it looks like the Pointer family are on their own in charge of a fishing rod and rowing boat as their master pays a lunch time visit to the nearby pub! I’m featuring a fabulous nature scene by TLC Home Collection today,  in which you’ll find everything pictured above.  Just add to your river or lake – it’s so simple. The adult dog and puppies are also separate if you want to place them in your home.

Also featured today is the latest Little Branch tree, the Amur Cork, and that’s a young version in the foreground. Phellodendron amurense is a species of tree in the family Rutaceae, commonly called the Amur cork tree. It is a major source of huáng bò, one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine and used in the treatment of meningitis, bacillary dysentery, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and liver cirrhosis. It is native to eastern Asia: northern China, north east China, Korea, Ussuri, Amur, and Japan. The Amur cork tree is considered invasive in many parts of North America.

*With many thanks to Duchess & Gopu at The Ippos Collective sim

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

Sponsors:- TLC Home Collection, Little Branch
Events: – UBER Event, Cosmopolitan Event

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

Little Branch, currently at UBER
Amur Cork Tree {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 3 at this size but it rezs at LI 15 which is huge, a garden sized version would be in between! Beautiful 4-season tree and I set mine on the Summer season. There’s additional landscaping plants included… V4 animated grass, Snakeweed 4-seasons, Snakeweed animated Summer A and Snakeweed animated Summer B

TLC Home Collection, currently at The Cosmopolitan Event to March 9th
I used the… ‘Day At The Lake’ Scene including dogs – LI 40 – Animated pointer dogs – there’s also an Adult Pointer Dog and Pointer puppies, and a Scene version with no shadow base included in the pack

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Winter Glamping

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The Husky family have taken to glamping this winter! They adore their new vehicle, the Kraftstream. They can even sling their sleighs on it, lazy canines. Look at Dad pegged out, he must have imbibed way too much Christmas cheer… or Hans, have you made that bench too comfy?  Maybe Junior will wake him up with a snowball 🙂

The Kraftstream has a couple of versions included in the pack, one which is furnished and one which is just the vehicle itself. There’s a great decorating HUD included. Options include awning on and off, and versions of interior finishing, string lights, fabric patterns, and dinette décor. There are even Christmas fabric options included, it’s enough to satisfy most ardent decorating fiddlers.

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

NB – Permissions are Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Sponsors:- KraftWork, Builder’s Box, Serenity Style, Raindale, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Studio Skye Landscaping, Mushilu
Events:- FaMESHed, We Love Role-Play, UBER, Builder’s Box – Snowstorm

BUILDER’S BOXSnowstorm Edition
1. Serenity Style
Cozy Winter Bench – LI 5 – Animation Menus – solo sits for ladies & gents, romantic and relaxing Cuddles
Cozy Winter Lantern = LI 2 (enlarged)
Cozy Winter Logs Crate – LI 3

2. Raindale
Snowday Set
Snowday picnic sled/chair + blanket +cushion – LI 4 – 10 solo sits
Snowday picnic – Snowman – LI 2
Snowday picnic – snowballs – LI 1
Snowday picnic basket – LI 1
Snowday picnic drinks (touch for cup) – LI 1
Snowday picnic – arch – sparkling lights – LI 5

KraftWork, currently at December FaMESHed
KraftWork Kraftstream Decorated – LI 243
KraftWork Kraftstream Shell – LI 212
decorating HUD

Raindale
“Fairhurst” is a collection of cute mailboxes currently at the We Love Role-Play Event
I used the Fairhurst mailbox – snowy – LI 2. They are scripted to work as a mailbox so you’ll be able to drag notecards or send messages. Put your email address in description field to get notifications on email or replace with your own mailing system/dropbox scripts, it’s fully modifiable!

Little Branch
A medley of beautiful animated seasonal trees on Winter option, I reduced most of them from the default size – they are very adaptable for all sorts of scenes.
1. Lombardy Poplar {Animated } 5-Seasons – LI 6
2. RedBud Tree {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 3 – should still be at UBER Event
3. Korean Beech Tree v2 {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 5
4. Mimosa 1 – Winter – LI 2

TLC Home Collection
Pieces from the “Husky Outpost” set which includes the individual woofers & puppers and a decorated scene for them to enjoy
Outpost Scene – without dogs – LI 13
Husky Adult [Laying] – LI 3
Husky Adult [Standing] no Breath – LI 4
Husky Puppy [Pulling] – LI 3
Husky Puppy [Standing] – LI 3
Husky Puppy [Sitting] – LI 2

American Robin – LI 1

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Studio Skye Landscaping
Piece from the “Skye Land Forms” – Snow Horseshoe 32m – LI 2

Mushilu
Pieces from the “Snow Lake and Formations” Set
Rock 1, 2, and 3 – LI 1 each
Snow Formation 3 and 4 – LI 1 each

Cheers, m’dears, and have a great weekend ❤

Sleighed

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“I think we might be a tad too early, Prancer!”

Well of course they are!  They’ve got the SL® Winter blogging fever and it’s only November!  There’s some fabulous seasonal products about at various Events and they make such fun scenes.  I couldn’t have been more pleased to see JIAN’s latest animals, the Reindeer.  Not only do you get Companion, Wanderer and Static versions, but also they have their own cute stables.   That fabulous sleigh is by Granola. and it was well worth nagging Designer Kimbra over Thanksgiving so I could get the set.  It is really enchanting and on the front of the sleigh, which you can’t see this scene, are glowing stringlights and sleigh bells.  As always, Little Branch have come up with some stunning seasonal trees which with a click can be changed to snowy boughs and leaves, their sim is well worth a visit to add to your winter landscaping.

I fiddled around on the Black Dragon viewer which I’m getting more into now, making up my own Windlights for various effects.  You certainly can build depth into your photography with all the bells & whistles of that viewer.  Perseverance pays off 🙂

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

Sponsors:- Granola, Little Branch
Others:- JIAN, Mushilu, anc Ltd., Apple Fall, Barnesworth Anubis, Dysfunctionality, HEXtraordinary, Soy.
Events:- Tannenbaum, Prism Events, Uber
Viewer: Black Dragon

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

Granola., currently at Tannenbaum
The Frostine Sleigh – Red Tartan – PG – LI 15 – Singles Menus for ladies and gents plus a Couples Menu for this version! Lights and sleigh bells on the front, it’s a really pretty sleigh. There are also versions with Grey Tartan and Yellow Tartan seats and Adult versions of same if required. Seats 2 avatars and includes ALL BENTO animations.
PG:
8 Female Singles.
7 Male Singles.
12 Cuddle Animations.
ADULT:
8 Female Singles.
7 Male Singles.
12 Cuddle Animations.
13 Adult Animations.

Little Branch, currently at Uber Event
RedBud Tree – realistic foliage which is gently animated and has a 4-Season HUD (mine are on Winter) – LI 3 at this size but can go much larger. Looks good from all angles and these are definitely at different angles to get the best effect.

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JIAN, currently at Uber Event
JIAN Reindeer Collection :: Static – Walk High – LI 2 – 8 frames and you can name him/her
JIAN Reindeer Collection :: Static – Stand – LI 4 – 8 frames and you can name him/her

SAYO, currently at Tannenbaum
PineWood Collection – Branch Wreath – LI 3 – Colour HUD

SAVAGE
MINERVA’S ANTLERS EXCLUSIVE EDITION
Normally, you’d wear these beauties!
LI 8 when rezzed, also has a handy resizer

anc Ltd., currently at Uber Event
-Garden- by anc “Narcissus” field LI 2 (white x pink)

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Row – LI 2 – with comprehensive texture changer

HEXtraordinary
*HEXtraordinary* Robin Redbreast Perching (Wear or Rez) – very cute! He’s only LI 3 here and bounces up and down on his perch (or your shoulder). Copy & resizer

Soy.
Soy. Snow covered woods [Wood-A] – LI 2
Soy. Mini Igloo Lantern [Type-B] – LI 2 – click flame on/off

Mushilu
Pieces from the Snow Lake and Formations Set
Snow Lake/Loch 1 Mushilu – LI 1 (reduced from default)
Rock 2. Mushilu – LI 1
Snow Rock 4.Mushilu 1 – LI 1
Snow Floor 1.Mushilu – LI 1
Snow Formation1. Mushilu – LI 1

Barnesworth Anubis [BA]
Pieces from the Snow Kit set
[ba] snow kit – wall drift – LI 1
[ba] snow kit – stair drift – LI 1

Apple Fall
Pieces from the Hartley Fencing Set (available in 4 textures)
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Wide – Wood – LI 1
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Post – Wood – LI 1
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Gate – Wood – LI 7 – gate opens and closes on touch

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Purrfect Bathroom

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Princess Poshpaws has decided that this is the purrfect bathroom for her, especially the Pawfoot Bath! Could it be for you? The main set is by Granola. and it’s the Florian Bath Set with Bento exclusive animations. You’ll need to visit 6º Republic to pick with this beauty. Accessories are by Silence. with pieces from the Clara range, [ zerkalo ] from their beautiful Winter Dream gacha and KraftWork’s brilliant seasonal Wall system. Princess comes courtesy of JIAN virtual modeling company. She won’t get out of her basket for less than 1 thousand lindens per hour!

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

Sponsors:- Granola., Silence., KraftWork, [ zerkalo ]
Others:- JIAN
Events:- 6º Republic, The Liaison Collaborative

[ zerkalo ]

From the Winter Dream gacha…
Winter Dream – White – Chandelier – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify
Winter Dream – Books 2 – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

KraftWork, currently at The Liaison Collaborative

Seasonal Wall System Simple – LI 2 – rez panels

There’s four versions in the pack. Ornated and Simple panels you rez yourself and the same 2 panels that contain an alignment function and believe me it’s easy to use, you can choose the number of panels you want to rez and press the autumn leaf! There are a couple of HUDs for the texture changes.

Silence
From the Clara Office gacha…
Silence. – Clara Frame Cluster – Black – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
Silence. – Clara Floor Pottery – Black – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
From the Clara Anywhere Closet…
Silence. – Clara Floor Clothes – Black – LI 3
Silence. – Clara Rug – White – LI 4

Granola.
Florian Bath Set, currently at 6º Republic

Vintage Pawfoot Bathtub in black or white. 6 LI Each.

Adult:
ALL NEW BENTO EXCLUSIVE ANIMATIONS!
Singles x 6F & 6M
Cuddles x 6
Adult x 8
PG:
ALL NEW BENTO EXCLUSIVE ANIMATIONS!
Singles x 5 F & 5M
Cuddles x 6

Florian Water Basin. 3.5 LI
Florian Shaving Mirror. 2 LI
Florian Vase. 2 LI
Florian Towels 1 LI Each.

Towels come with both a decorated and non-decorated version.
All items are 100% original MESH with Materials enabled.

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JIAN
Ragdoll Cat Collection :: Wanderer (Rez me!) – LI 9 – white version
A wonderful collection with wanderer and companion Ragdoll cats that have texture change coats in all the varieties that Ragdolls sport back in RL. You can even name them!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Countdown to Christmas

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Things that make you go OhEmGee, look at the state of your office! Thus it is with pre-holiday organisation.  Even the pup is amused or perhaps he’s considering the tray of figs.  I know the kitten is considering the cardinals.

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Lots more info on the products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Silence, Chez Moi Furnitures, KraftWork, Fancy Decor, unKindness, Storax Tree
Others:- Kaerri, {what next}, HEXtraordinary, Second Spaces, Dust Bunny, MADRAS, Shutter Field, JIAN

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

Silence
Pieces from the Clara Office Gacha – Permissions will be Transfer/Modify
Silence. – Clara Credenza – LI 2
Silence. – Clara Cabinet – LI 2
Silence. – Clara Desk – LI 2
Silence. – Clara Desk Organizer – Black – LI 1
Silence. – Clara Floor Pottery – Black – LI 1
Silence. – Clara Desk Chair – White – LI 4 – Office type animations for ladies and gents, some have props – like phone & lappie
Silence. – Clara Office – Book Stack – Black – LI 1
There are black and pink versions as per the vendor KEY

Chez Moi Furnitures
Xmas Wrap Station – LI 20 – PG & Adult versions – lots of animations. I took this apart and modified a lot of the constituents in size and some in position. So objects like the scissors and glue bottle, wrapped gifts, rocking horse and tinsel work out at 1 LI each. This beautiful and useful set has more info here

KraftWork have a new seasonal wall system at The Liaison Collaborative!

KraftWork Seasonal Wall System Ornated – LI 2
There’s four versions in the pack. Ornated and Simple panels you rez yourself and the same 2 panels that contain an alignment function and believe me it’s easy to use, you can choose the number of panels you want to rez and press the autumn leaf! There are a couple of HUDs for the texture changes.

Fancy Decor
Fancy Decor: Cloche Clock – LI 5 – working clock with pendulum – this is gorgeous and rather soothing to watch
10 Fancy Decor: Dover Desk Lamp – LI 1 – from the Dover collection (was ARCADE gacha – look for Marketplace resellers)

unKindness
pieces from the Long Winter Set
uK – Long Winter Fig Tray – LI 2
uK – Long Winter Honey Jar – LI 2

Storax Tree at The Rug Factory
Beautiful Modern Expressions Rug 8 – Transfer/Resizer

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Kaerri
Stunning pieces for Holiday décor!
Cardinal Centrepiece – LI 7 – Copy only
Deer Urn Left (and yes, there is a right Urn as well) – LI 6 – Copy only

{what next}
{what next} Toasty Space Heater (grey) – Group Gift! – LI 1

HEXtraordinary
*HEXtraordinary* Vintage Ceramic Christmas Tree Light – Snowy – LI 1

Second Spaces
Pieces from the Homemade Holiday gacha
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – potpourri – LI 1
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – packages for gift-giving – LI 1
(was ARCADE gacha – look for Marketplace resellers)

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . cocoa & cookies tray – LI 2 – intricately made

MADRAS
MADRAS Tiffany Stool Decor – LI 1 (from Tiffany full set Copy/Modify version)

Shutter Field
sf open laptop – LI 2 (modified for the screen picture)

JIAN gacha for Santa’s Samoyeds and Pudgy Persians
Although these cuties are companion animals which you are meant to attach and ‘wear’ on your avatar, you can still rez them and they will animate.

JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 8. Elf Pup Companion – LI 13

JIAN Pudgy Persians 5. Siamese Companion Kitten – LI 5
Transfer & Modify

The “Give Thanks” banner is a personal gift, sorry!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum!

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Yes, it certainly is!  The pups have collapsed on a very posh sofa by unKindness, and mum thinks they are in need of some of that green tea.  It’s very reviving in this hot weather.

The scene takes place on the upper floor of a spectacular house by also Known as – which is just perfect for summer outdoor/indoor living.  One of the walls on the upper floor has these amazing slotted windows which show the landscape outside and let a whole lotta light in.

The beautiful prints by Granola. are from a recent FaMESHed set which should be back at the mainstore.  So versatile, they’d go in a lot of places.  And I just couldn’t resist the vintage scooter light from Serenity Style – it matched the colour scheme so well.  Finally, I reduced a poor orange tree down to pot size – sorry, Little Branch! – and put it in a matching table.  It’s sometimes amusing what you can do with Home & Garden furnishings 🙂

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It’s been a while since I posted because the unprecedented heatwave in the UK went on and on, and my computer was subject to overheating so I had to make real life work a priority.  Fortunately, we are back to our usual temperatures this week.  Now to get air conditioning for home and office next year will be a ‘must’ I think, especially if heatwaves become the norm.

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

Sponsors:- also Known as, unKindness, Granola., Serenity Style, Little Branch
Others:- JIAN, Figure8, Apple Fall, Zen Creations

All pieces are Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated

Unkindness – from the Posh Living Set, currently at UBER
uK – Posh Living Settee Poppy GA – LI 13 (also in Cloud, Forest, Lemon and Sky)
Sits for ladies and gents plus couples animations
uK – Posh Living Sideboard Table – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Area Rug – LI 3
uK – Posh Living End Table – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Deco Bowl – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Small Vase 2 – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Small Vase 3 – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Deco Vase – LI 1

also Known as – the fabulous “Kaizen House” – top floor

Land Impact is 212 and Footprint is 13 by 54 meters
The perfect indoor/outdoor summer home!

Granola.– from the Carmella Set
Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print1. – LI 2
Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print2. – LI 2
Granola. Carmella Bird Of Paradise. – LI 4
All pieces are Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated

Serenity Style– Scooter Retro Lamp Red- LI 2 (gacha set)

Little Branch
LB_OrangeTree.v2{Animated}4Seasons – greatly reduced in size!
Here it has a Land Impact of 3

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[Figure 8] – Oasis Chandelier Gold (with cascading water) – LI 8

Apple Fall – Cosmos Flowers – Candystripe – SL15B gift – LI 3
Apple Fall – Lemon Whip Drizzle Cake – SL15B gift – LI 1 – 2

JIAN – Dashing Dalmations – 3. Adult Wanderer RARE
JIAN – Dashing Dalmatians – 18. Triple Nap

Zen Creations
Pieces from the Japanese Rirakkusu Tea Set – Tea Kettle, tray, blossom, chopsticks, tea cups and flowering plant – all resize menu, kettle has texture change

Keep cool and cheers, m’dears 🙂

Sweet Summer Evening

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“All things rejoiced beneath the sun; the weeds,
The river, and the cornfields, and the reeds;
The willow leaves that glanced in the light breeze,
And the firm foliage of the larger trees.” ~ from Summer & Winter by Percy Bysshe Shelley

At home this week we had a taste of what would normally be late summer heat humidity.  After some mighty thunderstorms it’s now back to lower temperatures interspersed with rain.  It made me recall my favourite time of day in summer and I think it’s those balmy summer evenings where it’s still warm enough to stretch out on a deck chair and enjoy a good novel! The stars are not out at that time but it is rather magical and the songbirds take advantage of this quieter period to mark their territories.  At least that’s what the ornithologists would have you believe but I think they sing also out of sheer joy.  It’s not for nothing that prayers in various spiritualities are said that this time.  Eventide is an old fashioned word that describes well the romantic, peaceful feeling you get when the heat of the day has faded into an acceptable temperature and you can rest up for a while, contemplating life, the universe and everything

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

Illuminate Event – current through to June 13th. If you haven’t visited go now – there’s some wonderful products out.

1. *PAN*–  Rustic Wooden Arbour – LI 10 default – Copy & Modify – enlarged for this shot and sunk into the ground.  Here’s this beautiful garden arbour in full…


2. Nourish . wild nectar sofa – LI 12 – Copy & Resizer
Also… nourish . fresh air – chair – LI 5 – sunk into ground here so that only the cushion pad is showing!
nourish . fresh air – lamp – LI 1 – texture change for orange, pink, blue, green and grey – Copy & Modify – see mainstore for this set

3. {LORE} – Serenity Stone Lotus – LI 1 – reduced in size from default – Copy & Modify
{LORE} – Serenity Firebowl – LI 2 – reduced in size – Copy & Modify

4. Feather & Nest
Strange Woodland gacha
Rares – Stump and Chair 1
Commons – Tiny Mushrooms on Moss, Mushroom Lamp, Fern & Swirls, Flower Cup, Plate 2, Bowl v2, Big Mama Mushroom, Strange Flowers, Vine Set Vine 1, 2 and 3, Olive Vine, 1, 2 and 3

 

JIAN – Forest Cats Pack
1. JIAN Forest Cat Static – Walk – LI 2
2. JIAN Forest Cat Static – Paw – LI 1

Landscaping by Felix
Mesh Forest Hill Landscape – LI 77 with footprint 32 by 32 metres – Copy & Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂