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.
With 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 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.
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).
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. 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.