Hope Springs Eternal

Spargel & Shines Bocas Belle CottageHappy Sunday!  The SL Home & Garden Expo 2016 will come to a close this evening.  If you haven’t stopped by yet, this is your last chance to grab some 100% donation items, hunt for home decor treats and be inspired to re-decorate for spring!  There are so many wonderful product, I wish I had more time to share.  Last night, we learned that Relay for Life of Second Life raised over $15,354 or a little under $4 million Lindens ($3,838,469L), so let’s join together and push the grand total over the $4M mark, I know we can do it!

Spargel & Shines Bocas Cottage & TMS GreenhouseFor my last post for The Expo, I wanted to showcase the lovely Spargel & Shines Homes (Hope 1) Bocas Belle Cottage and both of Tylar’s Treasures 100% donation items: Spring Chalkpaint Bench and Spring Gazing Ball.

What Next Spring Garden Gacha (Arcade 3:2016)Completing the scene is What Next Spring Garden gacha items from the current round of The Arcade and Doormat with Wellies (past FLF).

Finishing Touches For the Birds Garden Set & TMS GreenhouseAlso shown are Lunar Seasonal Designs Menu Driven Blooming Shamrocks in Basket, Finishing Touches pastel For the Birds Garden Set featuring repurposed fence & birdhouse armchairs (so cute) and The Mustard Seed Greenhouse/Cottage, Weeping Willow Tree, Hydrangea Planter and Wall Fountain, all available for 50% off at Perfect Ten (3/1-3/15).

TMS GreenhouseI converted the inside of The Mustard Seed greenhouse into a relaxing hideaway with Circa Living Bon Vivant Cafe Set in Florals & Colour Frames (50% off at The Expo -Hope 7), and Jolie spring ottoman in aqua, yellow polka-dot area rug and chest cabinet with flower vase in delight serving as a buffet table for sweets, available at the main store (pic below).  Flanking the buffet table inside and over the planter boxes outside are Finishing Touches Wall Mount Half Bird Cage (50% off at Perfect 10).  All the flowers displayed in the greenhouse in pots, milk cans or watering cans are part of the new spring garden collection from Finishing Touches available at the main store (there are some very specials items, please stop by to check them out).  Finally, at the foot of the bistro table is TMS Curious Kitties with Bunny Baskets and Carrots…..just in time for Easter.  Hope you have a nice end to the weekend, stop by the SL Home & Garden Expo and take advantage of the great deals at Perfect Ten!

Circa Living Cafe Table & Jolie Chest:Ottoman:Rug

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Zen Retreat

Pastiche-TeahouseHappy weekend!  On Sunday, the SL Home & Garden Expo 2016 will come to a close but before the event wraps up I wanted to create a peaceful retreat for reflection.  The Expo is a signature fundraiser for Relay for Life of Second Life, benefitting American Cancer Society, to fund a cure for cancer.  Cancer touches all of us, it’s touched my life with friends and family member affect, please I urge you to attend the expo and purchase the 100% donation items. Pastiche (Hope 6) is offering two exclusive creations with all of the proceeds going to RFL-SL, including the Asian Dark Wood Teahouse with sliding shoji screens above.  Other donation items shown are Love Everlasting PlantPets (Hope 6) Bent Sakura Tree {part of the Spring Garden}, Wild Kajaera (Hope 7) Modern Bench, and Hanaya (Hope 5) Forest Clearing Standing Vine Lantern.

Pastiche-Mio Tea Table & LEP Umbrella FountainPastiche Darkwood Teahouse features grasscloth lined floor, four sliding shoji screens on both sides, two wall murals (a pack of tigers & tranquil bamboo grove), and a low prim count of 53 LI.  The other donation item from Pastiche is the Mio Tea Table with animated cushions to seat 1-4 avatars, low table with centerpiece rezzer and menu driven placemats containing a variety of foods.  Also displayed are other 100% donation products including Decades Galleries (Hope 2) 19th Century Japanese Fire Crane Serving Plate, USB (Hope 1) Bamboo Decor and Love Everlasting PlantPets Umbrella Fountain.  Take some time this weekend to check out all the offerings and support the cause.

Pastiche-Mio Tea Table

SL Home & Garden Expo 2016!

Galland Home Cloverleaf Kitchen Breakfast NookHappy March!  I hope you had a nice weekend.  In today’s post we are going to finish our house tour of Cloverleaf by Galland Homes offered at 50% off at the SL Home and Garden Expo 2016.  Yes, the Expo is still going strong; raising money to fund a cure for cancer, so be sure to check out all 10 sims (including the Breedable Fair) before Sunday, March 6, 2016.

Galland Home Cloverleaf KitchenThe last rooms in the versatile Cloverleaf we haven’t checked out are the kitchen/dining room and back yard paved patio.  The kitchen is include in the purchase of the home and not linked, so you can swap out the fridge or stove for another design.  The corner unit kitchen has two facets with running water, six burner stove with operational doors, stainless steel refrigerator and island….the perfect breakfast bar area.  The island is animated with 14 animations and 10 poses.  The main kitchen includes 21 animations and 11 poses (PG couples poses included), various props are also included to help you prepare your favorite meals for you and your friends.  I accessorized with white plates, jugs and fresh-baked goodies.

Closer to the Heart Monochrome DinetteOn the large picture window alcove, I placed the Closer to the Heart Creations (Hope 6) 100% donation item Monochrome Dinette.  The dinette seats six guest on black and white polka dot upholstered chairs and rectangular black etched dining table with views of the garden.  Red gerbera daisy vase and black/white abstract rug are also included in the dinette set.

Galland Homes Outdoor Fireplace & BeYou World Patio SetCloverleaf by Galland Homes features french doors leading out to the paved brick patio.  I used Galland Homes (Hope 2) large stone Outdoor Fireplace, BeYou World Seabrezze Patio Set, Frosty Chockberry Cake and Fresia Plate (Hope 6), True North Designs (Hope 9) Strawberry Daiquiri Tray and Broken Creek Decor (Hope 7) flowers in Terra Pots (all 100% donation items) on the patio.  Please stop by the SL Home & Garden Expo and take advantage of all the exclusive 100% donation items.

WebFinally, I have some very exciting news to share with y’all.  The SL Home & Garden Expo 2016 is hosting a photo contest with a prize package valued at $82,000L!  But you need to hurry, the deadline is tomorrow night, March 4, 2016 at midnight.  Details below, good luck!

The Expo Photo Contest

We are very pleased to announce the Home & Garden Expo Photo Contest!

Join today for a chance to win wonderful prizes, showcase your talent to a wide audience, and support the fight against cancer!

The prizes include:

  • Almost L$ 60,000 in products and gift cards from Maven Homes, Magnum Opus, and many others
  • L$ 23,000 in cash prizes from Hanaya, Spargel & Shine Homes, and others
  • The total value is over L$ 82,000!

There is a small L$ 200 fee to enter; the proceeds will go directly to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

To join, visit the main Expo region. The contest vendor near the landing point will provide you with a copy of the contest rules as well as allow you to enter.

You can also find the rules here.

Don’t miss this opportunity to show off your photographic skills, compete for great prizes — and aid the battle against this horrible disease that has touched so many lives.

The deadline for submission is midnight SLT, March 4, 2016.

Goodnight Sweetheart!

Goodnight Bedroom w:closet (H&G Expo 2016)Today, I have more exclusive 100% donation items from the SL Home & Garden Expo 2016 and we continue our tour of the Cloverleaf bungalow by Galland Homes.  The modern girly bedroom just might be my favorite out of all of them because it’s style after my real life space.  Two primary colors of white and rose quartz dominate the room with three separate areas; a mini office complete with desk, a dressing area and sleeping quarters.  The oversized glamorous white leather tufted bed beckons you to dream about shoes!  The Boudoir Lit in Vanilla by Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine is a 100% donation item at the Expo running from February 14 to March 6, 2016.  Suspended above the bed is Kaya’s Candle and Caged Chandelier.  Another exclusive donation creation is the Vintage Valentine Lace Top Wallpaper pack in seven styles from Irrie’s Dollhouse (both Hope 6).

Goodnight Bedroom (H&G Expo 2016)One underlining theme in the bedroom is birdcages, at first when I saw the spread I was going to call the post Birdcage Boudoir :-)!  If this was a contest, The Mustard Seed (Hope 6) would win for best use of floral display and variety.  From wall mounted cages overflowing with tulips and tied bows, to standing floor units with pretty pinky bird {pic below}, to crystal chandelier tabletop all in pink, Spring has arrived.  The Demi Table and Birdcage Floor Planter are the two 100% donation items, and there is a gacha machine filled with other colored floor stand & tabletop crystal chandelier with 50% of the proceeds donated to Relay of Life of Second Life.

Chic Building- Side Table (H&G Expo 2016)The Mustard Seed- Side Table (H&G Expo 2016)Displayed on The Mustard Seed Demi Tables used as bedside tables are more exclusive donation creations along with Fly with Me figurines by Chic Buildings (Hope 6).  Hope Blocks from Magnum Opus (Hope 1) are on the Expo Hunt for $10L.  Also displayed is Shabby Tabby (Hope 8) bucket of bright roses, paper flowers wall art and some framed brand logos I used in the bedroom.  What Next Amelia Bookcase and Desk flank the fireplace.

Bedroom Desk & Fireplace (H&G Expo 2016)As we move from the sleeping quarters to the office, La Galleria gorgeous White Column Fireplace sets the tone and creates warmth in the bedroom.  Displayed on the mantel is Daydreamers Love Letters sign re-textured (Hope 7) and The Mustard Seed Pink Camellia Vase {part of the Bird Cage Floor Planter set}.  Hanging above the fireplace is Spargel & Shines Homes Bocas Belle Mirror (Hope 1).

Bedroom Desk (H&G Expo 2016)Close-up Bedroom Desk (H&G Expo 2016)The office area is decked out with sweet treats Frosty Chockberry Cake & Freesia Dessert Plate from BeYou World and Irrie’s Dollhouse Home Picture Frame filled with more expo exhibitor logos used in the bedroom and landscape (all items listed are 100% donation and located on Hope 6).

Bedroom Dressing Area (H&G Expo 2016)Finally, we move into my favorite part of the room, the dressing area complete with a well-organized Glam Closet from Bazar (100% donation item-Hope 8).  The closet is available in white or wood and male/female versions.  It can also be used as individual pieces or a unit to fit your needs.  On top of the closet unit I placed What Next storage boxes (metallic & colors version) previously released at January round of Collabor88, now available at the main What Next store.  Lastly, probably my fave item so far is Bazar round dusty rose tufted Glam Ottoman.  Guarding the dressing area is Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine golden birdcage with hydrangea and blue Parakeet (loved her so much I named her Tweety bird).  Hope you enjoyed the modern girly bedroom and take some time to check out all the exhibitors at the Expo!

Home Sweet Home!

Galland Home- Cloverleaf (H&G Expo 2016)Happy Monday!  Hope y’all had a nice Valentine’s Day.  Real life kidnapped me for a bit but I’m back with tons of post featuring items from the SL Home & Garden Expo 2016 to benefit Relay for Life of Second Life.  RFL of SL is the signature fundraising event supporting the American Cancer Society.  The Expo will run from February 14 -March 6, 2016 on 10 sims with exhibitors designing two exclusive 100% donation items and 50% of gacha proceeds are donated to RFL.  For more information on Relay for Life or to donate directly, click here.

WebWith such a large event the shopping guide page is a great resource with maps and directory for the home & garden exhibitors as well as the Breedable Fair, that is taking place at the same time on Hope 10.  Another good tools is the flickr expo preview page and blogger list.  There is a $10L hunt featuring 35+ H&G creators gifts with 100% donated to RFL (hint page & gift preview page).  Lastly, every day there is a series of events including lantern release at 4pm SLT (to honor & remember loved ones who are touched by cancer) and discussion with designers hosted by Prim Perfect Magazine.

I’m honored to participate as an official blogger for RFL Home & Garden Expo for the second year.  Each blogger was assigned a region to cover with the opportunity to feature other H&G designer on neighboring sims; my area is Hope 6 with 16 creators.  Today, I’m pleased to introduce Cloverleaf by Galland Homes (Hope 2) offered at a deep introductory discount of 50% off.  The one-bedroom home features an animated kitchen with 21 animations, 11 poses and props to prepare your favorite meals, running water and working stove.  The home also feature a 2-car garage with stable-style doors, double-hung windows, french doors and working fireplace.  The 100% mesh home is American Craftsman style but can be adapted to Colonial, Chalet or California bungalow with 112 prims (143 prims with kitchen) best for a 2048 lot.  Open floor-plan interior features baseboard, crown molding, tray ceiling and walls that can be re-textured without losing the baked in ambient shadow effect.  The Cloverleaf home is a wonderful adaptable spaces perfect for a couple or single.

Potomac Signature Homes- Wishing Well (H&G Expo 2016)Potomac Signature Homes is offering two items for 100% donation including the Wishing Well shown above (Hope 9). The adorable water well with spring flowers, willow tree and gazing deer is a delightful addition to your garden.

Lunar Seasonal Designs & Closer to the Heart Creations (H&G Expo 2016)Spring has sprung at Cloverleaf and the entry is decorated with Bird Cage Bougainvillea & Wooden Flower Box from Closer to the Heart and texture change Stacked Pots of Primroses offered at 50% off from Lunar Seasonal Designs (Hope 6).  The entry also features Circa Living Bloom Blossom Wreath in Rainbow (free gift at Flower Power event till 2/16/16) and Pestique Cat Welcome Mat ($1L on MP).

Potomac Signature Homes- Mailbox (H&G Expo 2016)Another fun offering from Potomac Signature Homes is the squirrel mailbox.  Shown behind is What Next Monaco Scooter with sidecar, available at February round of Collabor88.  Bee Designs & Lunar Seasonal Decor (H&G Expo 2016)Two more 100% donation items shown in the garden are the Romantic Willow Tree and Le Jardin Bench from Bee Designs (Hope 6).  The willow tree features single and couple poses, floor pillows and bucket of flowers.  I just love the garden bench, it reminds me of a special place from my childhood.  Bee Designs bench has couple cuddle poses and single animations.  Flanking the house is Lunar Seasonal Designs Menu Driven Spring Flower Beds (50% off), and both exclusive donation creations (Animated Multi Birdhouse and Bird Feeder).  To the left of the house with a working gate is Dysfunctionality donation item the texture change Lattice Top Fence (Hope 4).  I strongly encourage you to take some time to explore the SL Home & Garden Expo 2016, participate in the daily events, play a few gacha’s, grab some exclusive donation items and be inspired to redecorate your home knowing that your lindens are benefitting an important cause that touches all of us.Bee Designs -Le Jardin Bench (H&G Expo 2016)