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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 🙂

 

Radio, it’s true… someone still loves you

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“I’d sit alone and watch your light
My only friend through teenage nights
And everything I had to know
I heard it on my radio

You gave them all those old time stars
Through wars of worlds invaded by Mars
You made ’em laugh, you made ’em cry
You made us feel like we could fly.
Radio.

So don’t become some background noise
A backdrop for the girls and boys
Who just don’t know or just don’t care
And just complain when you’re not there

You had your time, you had the power
You’ve yet to have your finest hour
Radio, Radio.”

~ Radio Gaga ~ Queen ~

I remember listening to the Top Twenty when I was a kid, avidly checking out which record had got to Number One in the Hit Parade. There was no social media back then, so radio was the only way that we really knew immediately the charts happened,  unless we wanted to wait for the television to tell us at some point.  Later on, this song by Queen wondered if Radio was a bygone thing but even today, there’s plenty to listen to and people still love the radio.

This is all to introduce you to the latest Home & Garden items by KraftWork. There’s a gacha at the new round of Cosmopolitan and it’s all about Vintage Radios.  Here they all are in the picture with suitably retro furniture and outfits!  The radios come in a non-scripted and a scripted version so you really can listen to the radio.  There is an instruction notecard inside the pack, but basically if the land is yours, just hit tuner and play; if the land is group owned, deed the radio to the group before you play.  DJs can also use it as a streaming system, they only need to add their URL to the channels notecard (before deeding to group) and chose that station to play after the deed.

The RARE Big Radio has poses/animations for singles and couples. It’s only 50 L$ per Play.

RARE – KraftWork Vintage Big Broadcast Radio  – LI 2
KraftWork Vintage Clock Radio – LI 1
KraftWork Vintage Bakelite Radio – LI 2
KraftWork Vintage Tea Toaster Radio – LI 2
KraftWork Vintage Radio Girl – LI 1
KraftWork Vintage Majestic Radio – LI 2
KraftWork Vintage Table Yellow – LI 3
KraftWork Vintage Table Red – LI 4
KraftWork Vintage Radio Anywhere – LI 3

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Other Home & Garden items used:

Vintage Plant Stand Plant Ob – Storax Tree – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer
Ariskea [March] Orange Chair [7 Anim] & Yellow Chair – LI 2 – group gift
Soy. Wall tapestry ‘LIVE’ – part of record shelves & décor set – LI 1

Room in the beautiful Scarlet Creative Emily 2 – now at Collabor88

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Secrets of Arabia

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“I was running at the speed of life
Through morning’s thoughts and fantasies
Then I saw your eyes
at the cross fades
Secret secrets never seen
Secret secrets ever green” ~ David Bowie ~

If you haven’t been to We ❤ Roleplay this month, do go along and check out all the wares. It’s a really good round – especially the Assassins Collection by 22769 ~ [Bauwerk].  I’m using a couple of items from the set – the tent and rug, and a couple more from the decoration pack – hanging rug and fireplace.  I set these out on the building platform and that song by the late, great Bowie came to mind!  I’m not quite sure what the secrets he’s singing about actually are unless it’s something to do with the gay underground there but anyways, fantastic set, fantastic song 🙂

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After a multitude of fiddling sessions, this is my final Bento Daniel shape. What do you think of it, because I’m fiddled out right now!  Be kind! *laughs*

I have Ivar face applier in the Earth tone on and the same for the Adam Mesh body.  Which reminds me, have you heard about the 7 Deadly s{K}ins  Mr & Miss Sinner Contest?  There’s a couple of bowls in each department, drop your application into there. Then you’re in the running to win every skin give to the Skins Bloggers for a year PLUS 1000L gift card PLUS you’ll get access to the new Event skins before they are even released. Wonderful!

“Today we will placing contest entering bowls 1 male 1 female
When the bowl is filled we will draw a possible contest winner from it. We will repeat this till March 10th and all the drawn winners will be asked to enter their names into the 2 final contest bowls at a private location.

The final 2 winners will be drawn from the bowls and announced in the store group.

And they are the new mister and miss sinner for a year.”

 

What’s on Moz:

7 Deadly s{K}ins Ivar bento face applier – OMEGA on CATWA Bento Daniel
7 Deadly s{K}ins Ivar body applier – Earth trail – OMEGA on ADAM Mesh Body
CATWA Mesh animated Eyes with HUD
Shape – Moz

No.Match Hair – No.Crime – Browns

Tattoo – SuPerBia – OMEGA Wings of Redemption – daft price 10L on MP
Apparel – all from .::Gabriel::. Heavenly Warrior Gacha
Try Marketplace for Resellers
Home & Garden:

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Assassins Tent in White
each LI 30 – 7,9 x 4,7 x 5,0 meters – Oil lamps inside Flame/Intensity on touch
Assassins Tent Rug – 16 single sit animations up to 2 Avatars – LI 7 – 5,1 x 3,9 x 0,9 meters
Assassins Tent Decoration Pack contains:
Hanging Rug – LI 3
Fireplace – LI 4 – Fire/Intensity on touch

Presently at We ❤ Roleplay to February 28th

Storax Tree – Morocco Sword Displays As – LI 13

Etruscan Pottery Pitcher – La Galleria

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Ivar had a little finch… or two

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Who’s Ivar, you may ask?  Well, he’s the 7 Deadly s{K}ins Group Gift for February!

The Ivar applier pack is based on the CATWA Daniel Bento Mesh Head. There’s 24 OMEGA appliers in total – 4 skin tones with and without hairbase – 3 face types – clean, shaven and beard.  We also get SLINK body appliers in the gift for the same 4 tones.  I was wearing the full beard, hairbase Caramel tone. It’s a great Group Gift, guys 🙂

Other appliers and the Ivar Bento Shape with Ivar eyebrows are sold separately. The shape is based on the CATWA Daniel Bento Mesh Head and SLINK men’s Mesh Body. It is a modify shape so if you want to keep your own body shape but use the Bento face,  then just take a copy of Ivar, and add your own figures for the body, torso and legs measurements. I’ve done this in the picture and it’s very near to how I want my Daniel Head to eventually look.

I wearing the Maalik Suit Jacket (suit has black leather pants) by Vero Modero. This is a clothing layers and sculpt design, and shows how good these were and still are, especially if you aren’t into mesh bodies – and I know a good percentage of you aren’t. The pose is by Ramsa Style and called Androgeny , it’s a gift pose. Visit Ramsa’s section of Vero Modero for more excellent and varied poses both for bloggers and for models.

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Home & Garden items used:-

Storax Tree, new group gift – Morocco Oil Painting in Iron D

dust bunny . wildrose manor (LI 124)

*HEXtraordinary* Florida Fancy Finch – Flight of Finches gacha
*HEXtraordinary* Blue Grosbeak Finch – gacha

 

Visit 7 Deadly s{K}ins mainstore, guy’s department and if you’ve made it this far then your reward is to know that it’s only 14 L$ to join the group until February 28th. Yes, that’s fourteen Linden dollars only 🙂

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Visit Vero Modero mainstore – guy’s department is north of the landing point

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Love Games

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“Our love is like a ship on the ocean
We’ve been sailing with a cargo full of love and devotion
So I’d like to know where, you got the notion
To rock the boat, Baby” ~ The Hues Corporation ~

There’s lots of symbols in this picture, see if you can spot them all!  I was inspired by the latest gacha from Lucas Lameth at The Crossroads Event, and for very few Plays I managed to get a couple of the hand holding a heart sculptures which are beautifully made and rather symbolic in themselves.  Then there was Fancy Decor’s sailing ship, one of my favourites piece of décor by designer, Jake.  Into my brain came the vintage song, “Rock the Boat” and I was off building up the scene.

The majority of the furniture is from a stunning set by Newchurch called “Shen”.

:: N :: Shen Yoke-back Chair, Light Teak – LI 3 – copious poses for male and female solo – C/M
:: N :: Shen Opium Low Table, Light Teak – C/M
:: N :: Shen Screen (3), Light Teak – LI 2 – C/M
This beautiful traditional set also has a spiral shelf unit. The Shen set is available in light teak (as shown in the picture) and rosewood.

My other Sponsor in there is 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] with those two fabulous lamps, which look spectacular, however you place them.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Bull Lamp Gold – LI 3 – choose light intensity 0.1 to 0.8 plus off if required
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Unicorn Lamp Gold – LI 3 – both Copy/Modify

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Other Home & Garden items:-

Lucas Lameth – “February Gift Shoppe” gacha
4. (luc) Tumbler Decorative Box – LI 1
3. (luc) Picture Frame – LI 1
2. (luc) Romance Time Dice – LI 5 – this is an actual game!
1. (luc) Mine Heart – LI 1
All pieces are Transfer/Modify
Currently at The Crossroads Event

Mirrors from The Loft – taken apart, used one piece
The Loft – Trellis Mirror – LI 1 – C/M

Fancy Decor: Silver & Gold candlesticks set – touch wick to light
Fancy Decor: Geode Mobile (touch to spin)
Fancy Decor: Model Ship
Keke – [ keke ] fall roses 2 from gacha

=Mirage= Potted Palm 6

Cactus by Storax Tree
Cactus Double Pot E – LI 2 – Transfer & resize by Menu

[Since1975] – SuperBalloons (EmojiKiss)
[Since1975] – SuperBalloons (NOFUN)
From Super Balloons gacha

MudHoney Cooper Incense

Zinnias Tiny Brass Incense Burner (free) copy only

junk. cream animal rug

Room is part of the Scarlet Creative “Blair Keep 1” (LI 186) currently at Collabor88 and you can purchase this for the daft price of 188 L$

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Santa’s Afternoon Hideaway

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The Elves noticed that Santa disappeared some afternoons. He couldn’t be contacted at all.  We thought he was up to something but no matter how we tried, we couldn’t find him until today – and that was only by chance!

So we were gathered around  the fire, enjoying the warmth and just being out on a cold, clear day. Looking around for some more logs to keep the fire going, I noticed a strange reddish glint in the house. Now nobody had lived there for years and although things never get shabby in Second Life® unless they are textured that way in the first place, the glimmering looked out of place.

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I clicked open the door and… well!  What a lot of gossip to tell you 🙂 The room was decked out luxuriously and the glinting that had so intrigued us happened to be Rudolph’s red nose. He was annoyed at being disturbed. He’d been waiting for Santa, having made new cakes and got the tea on (Earl Grey, naturally).

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We noticed Santa’s hat resting on the comfortable looking leather chair, more evidence the reindeer was telling the truth. There was a blazing fire, and it all looked so comfortable and cosy in the afternoon sun. We decided to beat a hasty retreat and go ride on the train at Kushi Textures! It’s Santa’s North Pole extravaganza for families and beautifully done 🙂

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We’re not giving away the location of Santa’s Afternoon Hideaway because… well, the old guy needs his afternoons off in peace. He’s got lots to do in the coming days!

 

Featuring:

Outdoors:

LUTON Manor – REDGRAVE (v1.0)
Raindale – string lights, 2nd Level Event until December 30th

Chez Moi – Backyard Firepit (Adult & PG versions)

[ zerkalo ] Shiny Shabby Christmas Tree

[ zerkalo ] Love Wreath – Light

Duvet Day Furniture & Decor – Log Toboggan
DECO[C]RATE – [ keke ] little winter tree

GOOSE – Kayla bench – Happy Holidays

Landscaping:
winter dog rose- 3D Trees
KIDD – Snowy Meadow grass pieces
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 – 5 (Half)
Izzie’s – Snow Covered Fence, Natural
Snow Floor 3 Particle. – Mushilu

Indoors:

Duvet Day Furniture & Decor – Old metal Christmas Tree, Leather Armchair, Christmas Fireplace, Christmas Tree Wooden Decor
Storax Tree LE Reindeer Antlers (2015 gift)

.:Standby Inc. – Radio (Click to Texture Change)
[ zerkalo ] Winter Cozy – Christmas Tree

From the KittyCats Advent Calendar

Botanical – Potted Poinsettia
Maven Homes – Sideboard, bowl of oranges
Mesh India – logs n wood basket
[CIRCA] Northern Forest floor cushions and mini tree display & decor

Raindale – Winter Vase, string lights, Merry & Bright Sign, Tangerine Cake – gift
2nd Level Event until December 30th

Raindale – December Candle – mainstore gift

Raindale –  tea & cupcake (Avenue gift) to December 26th

DECO[C]RATE – Ariskea, Backbone, Goose, Serenity Style –
BackBone Bauble Tree, BackBone Candy Canes, GOOSE – wooden XMAS train, Serenity Style- Warm Winter Puf Drape, Ariskea {Winter Nostalgia} Garland and Myrtle Vase.

{what next} – PineKnot Cabin Decor Rug

Petit Chat – Gift from Advent Calendar
“Santa’s Hat” – only the best fashion will do for Santa!
GORCON – Rudolf the Reindeer by kind request!

Cold Days ~ Warm Heart

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“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy”  ~ Anton Chekhov

There are some winter Home & Garden that gives me a warm glow!  22769 ~ [Bauwerk] has brought out a number of new releases this month, so I thought I’d put them altogether and do a whole scene, inside and out. It was very enjoyable and I must say I really like fiddling away until it all looks OK *laughs*… I’m only a beginner here so you’ll have to forgive me all my fellow bloggers who are much better at mass decorating 🙂

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One of those crisp, winter days when the sun is out and it can be warm behind glass. The shadows make everything seem extra pure and white.  Then inside is cosy towards evening, when you get that special glow of a copper sunset. The cottage has two rooms, one has a fireplace.  Here’s looking through the doorway from the bedroom to the lounge.

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Pretty cosy, hmm?  There’s plenty of pieces in the gacha to furnish the two rooms, add a few extras and you’d be well on your way.  You’d have to take into account that I copied some of the pieces, which you wouldn’t get in a gacha.  Here’s Christmas lunch set up – a warming soup and Christmas pud with lashings of eggnog!

 

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And so to bed – hopefully not too tipsy!  I don’t think the rabbit or the robin would much appreciate being squashed. There are some beautifully Meshed rafter in this cottage, and set into the roof – two windows which let in the light and add to the feeling of warmth.

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Just a quick close-up of the tree so you can see those beautiful, glossy glass ornaments. They are so cute with little holiday things inside, one even has a miniature tree. I changed the snowy tree to green spruce to give you a better idea of the ornaments.  Please see below for details of all items used in the pictures.

 

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Home & Garden Pieces used:

Animals
HPMD* Sitting Rabbit M
TLC Home Collection – Standing Robin, Fallow Deer Family with Manger, Pheasant Family
Storax Tree – Feline Treasures – Naptime – Calico f

Outside
Mushilu – Snow Lake, formations and rocks set
at We ❤ RP
winter dog rose- 3D Trees
KIDD – Snowy Meadow grass pieces
Mesh India – 7 MI Winter Wood Log (7LI)
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods

Food & décor other than Bauwerk
GA – Oma’s Kitchen – Erwtensoep – gacha, try Marketplace
*FG* Christmas Pudding – Frangipani Garden
*FG* Wine Bottle
DIGS – Unadorned Christmas Tree

Bauwerk
Festive Burlwood Dining Set, pieces from:
Fur Ottoman, Goblet Horn, Festive Dinner Plates, Table Candle, Festive Wreath
(available at mainstore)

My Little Cottage gacha – Arcade Gacha
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Rustic Cottage – RARE
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cottage Armchair – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Sloppy Cottage Rug – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Standing Stars Light – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Knit Pouf Table – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Pallet Wallart Squirrel – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] No Place Like Home – Season of Giving Gift
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Holmium – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cottage Console – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Deer Dali – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cottage Drapes – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Distressed Star Mirror – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cottage Cabinet – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cottage Console – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cottage Daybed – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Deer Wall Art – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cottage Side Table – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Tea and Cookies – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Floor Star Lamp – COMMON

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cottage Bed- REWARD

Pieces at Tannenbaum Christmas Market
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Landhaus Kitchen Table – distressed White
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Landhaus Chair Distressed White
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Christmas Cup
22769 ~ [bauwerk] No Place Like Home – Season of Giving Gift
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Porcelain Deer Head Wall decoration – white

Christmas Globes gacha – includes star decor in silver and gold as RARES

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂