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Go Wild in the Country

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Having fun in the desert and being very lazy!

My pa was a geologist and so anything to do with Earth Science has always fascinated me.  The Camp Steelhead Hot Springs came with this explanation of the landscape and how it formed over millennia.  So interesting I included it here. Hope you enjoy it, too!

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“The Great Basin Desert stretches from Utah into Idaho, Nevada, California, Colorado and Arizona. It is the largest desert in the U.S. covering an expanse of about 190,000 square miles. In Arizona this desert connects with the Sonoran and Mojave deserts, the only two other deserts in the U.S.

The region was once host to a large inland sea that has filled and dried up twice during our geological history leaving behind large valleys running north and south as small lakes vanished leaving behind salt crust or hard-pan. The flat area of clay, silt, or sand encrusted with salt that forms is known as a Playa. The runoff from the region is what created the Grand Canyon.

After the rock hardened and began to erode, compressed veins of salt threaded between hard sandstone, leaving behind monumental sandstone fins. These fins now exposed formed magnificent formations blended with colours formed during vastly varying times of our earth’s history. Red Sandstone, known as Navajo Sandstone was formed during an oxygen environment and therefore is red from iron oxide while yellow sandstone was formed prior when the planet was saturated with carbon dioxide.

Now exposed to the elements of wind, water and dirt, this soft rock took on amazing and unique shapes, colours and textures. Host to many national parks and once the home of the Anastasia Indians, you can reference:

• Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
• Capitol Reef National Park
• Arches National Monument
• Canyonlands National Monument
• Glen Canyon National Recreational Area”

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

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection, Chez Moi Furnitures, The Boardwalk Event, Salacity, [ Generation X ]
Others:- Camp Steelhead, Crate, Aphrodite, Shutter Field
Events: – Man Cave, The Boardwalk Event

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

Serenity Style, currently at Man Cave from January 17th
This is a new gacha collection exclusive for Man Cave. There are 2 Rares and 6 commons. Permissions are Modify & Transfer so the 4×4’s can be used by Adult and Kid Avatars. Drive them or use them as décor!
I was using the “Military 4×4 – Desert” – LI 19 – drive it and reverse it – it’s an SL® vehicle and great fun! You can also adjust the driving animation for position.

Little Branch
Dracaena Tree. V1 {Animated} – LI 1
Dracaena Tree. V2 {Animated} – LI 5
From a pack of 4 differently shaped trees – an iconic tree with beautifully realistic textures for hot regions of the world.
Wild Grass *1 Li {Dry} *Animated – LI 1

TLC Home Collection
From the animated Meerkats gacha…
1_TLC Meerkat Adult Lookout_RARE – LI 3
5_TLC Meerkat Adults and Pup Sitting_Common – LI 4
10_TLC Meerkat Adult Sunbathing_Common – LI 2
Permissions are Transfer and Modify

and… TLC Osprey – LI 3 – on his own fishing branch with captured wriggling fish

Designers at The Boardwalk Event
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1. [ Generation X ], currently at The Boardwalk Event
The Tamba Outdoor Furniture Set
[Generation X] Tamba Outdoor Bed Cream – LI 5 – 5 friends animations + 20 couple animations
[Generation X] Tamba Table Cream – LI 2
There’s also a chair in the set – LI 4 – 5 female + 5 male animations and mirrors
Sets available in Cream and Black

2.  Salacity, currently at The Boardwalk Event
Salacity on Marketplace
And now you know where I got the hamburgers from! Zesty’s Dairy Bar is a full-size building, highly detailed and contextually accurate, styled after a dairy bar/snack shack. It is non-functional as a building, serving only as décor or a backdrop. At only LI 5, it’s an easy way to add zest to your landscape.
Salacity – Zesty’s Dairy Bar – LI 5 – Decor piece – the original comes with a litter bin at the front which you can detach.

3. Camp Steelhead, currently at The Boardwalk Event
The Camp Steelhead Hot Springs is a composite of Designer Chelsea’s experiences having lived the region for much of her life. She combined elements indicative of the American West while capturing the feel as much as the sights.
The pack also includes textures so you can add to your ground piece, make an alternative texture Ice Chest and use a screen background!
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Wall Rock – LI 6
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Spire Rock – LI 6
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Balance Rock – LI 4
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs – LI 30 – animated water

Also includes the Steelhead Ice Chest – LI 5
Steelhead Kiosk – Hot Springs – LI 1
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Warning Sign – LI 1

What you can’t see in my picture because it’s close-up, is that the rock on the right side is a water spout, it makes a spectacular scene! I’m interested in this set for landscaping but it also has an extensive Adult animation menu which you need to check out at the Event as I have a strictly PG blog here.  Otherwise, there’s Bathe, Sit and Cuddles Menus with Adjust & Swap facilities. There’s also a Utilities Menu that controls lights, glow and environmental factors. Well worth the price!

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Food ‘n Drink
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Aphrodite
“Tropical Drinks” Tray – LI 1
For a mere 1 Land Impact you get a lovely tray of drinks that give out cooling fruit drink on touch. Choose from Strawberry, Banana, Coconut and Ice Cream Soda tropical drinks

Chez Moi Furnitures
Hamburger Tray Party – LI 4

Crate
crate Famila Ranch Set ~ Pinto Bean Cactus – LI 2

Shutter Field
[sf] deck – wood – LI 14 – has string lights and steps at the front, I sunk it into the ground here. It’s a versatile piece that can go in a multitude of landscapes and I use it a lot.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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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”

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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 🙂

Hanging out at the Garden Centre with Goose

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Goose - Garden Cafe Bistro Set

The new edition of the Lost & Found Event has started and my pal, Wendz, has made an excellent post about all the lovely knick knacks you can pick up there. Read all about it – blog.

I braved the lag and got about four stores in to find Goose‘s brilliant ‘Garden Café Bistro Set’, before crashing into the stratosphere. This comes in two varieties – a mid colour wood and a light wood -both equally delicious. Also exclusive to the Event.

Having rezzed the lot in our garden, Arrchie ‘n me sat down for a coffee and while I went on and on about the state of the universe and he listened patiently *laughs*, I turned the camera around to find a scene strangely reminiscent of an English garden centre with cold frames and conifers in the background… perfect! And yes, it’s a typically English day out, a visit to the local garden centre to browse the wares and then sit idly in the adjoining café , preferably outdoors in the cold weather and pouring rain sipping afternoon tea – you have to be there to appreciate it.

Goose - Garden Cafe Bistro Set 4

So what do you get in this set?  Firstly, there’s the table and a choice of two chairs – one with cushion, one without. Then to go on the table you have a coffee tray, breadboard and knife and choice of two coffee mugs.  Plus, there’s a chalkboard to put by the side. Say it like that and it sounds ordinary… but it isn’t. The mesh work is beautiful and the warm wood texture I really appreciated. There are many shabby style garden sets about, and quite a few wrought iron types and white wood variations, but not many sets like this one. So thanks, Tyrek!

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Complete set as shown is just 24 LI which won’t break the bank.

Chair 3 LI – Chair with cushion 3 LI – Table 2 LI – Board with bread 2 LI – Tray with coffee 4 LI – Decor mug (2 types included)  1 LI – Chalkboard 1 LI

Animations – each chair has 8 single sit poses for male and female plus 3 drink poses for when you want that essential intravenous coffee.

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Visit Lost & Found until April 1st – Event

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Chez Moi – Romance on the Piste

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Winter Lift Seat - main

This is Chez Moi’s exclusive for the ‘It’s Cold Outside Round’ of the Tres Chic Event which starts tomorrow, 17th November and lasts until 10th December.

Apart from all the animations on it, this is a fabulous photography prop as it easily adjusts to any couple. Both have separate adjustments and swap poses and if I can work it out, anyone can!

Winter Lift Seat - clear base

Rezzed initially, the winter lift seat is 21 Land Impact but you can also add ‘scenes’ to the original seat that cost more Land Impact. So just tap the right hand lantern to display the scenes menu. We had the Ice and the Bush scene up which was 34 LI in total. You can also click the lanterns on and off by touching the bulbs. Other scenes are as follows:

* White Lights: 25 LI
* Ice: 25 LI
* Colorful Lights: 28 LI

There are 50 solo poses. 20 alone animations, 12 activities and 28 couple poses some of which rezz props like the newspaper I was holding. You just click ‘yes’ to accept and they attach automatically.

Winter Lift Seat - newpaper

Other props include: Mug, pillow, newspaper, book, guitar and tweety birds.

Winter Life Seat - romantic cuddle

There are also texture change options – 5 for the seat (we were using ‘berry’ and ‘forest’ which look rather nice against a snowy background) and 4 for the upright wooden poles and bar across the top which will change to variety of plain and snowy woods. Finally, the base has 6 texture changes which are very useful to fit in with surroundings, we were using a snowy one and one which had been swept of snow. Perfectly possible to use this in a non snowy scene, say a mountainside in summer, because of the texture change options.

So here’s your TAXI to the Tres Chic Event and also the mainstore CHEZ MOI which is well worth visiting but take your time as there’s lots of great sets to try out. Take a friend!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂