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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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.

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)

Everything’s coming up roses!

Tylar's Treasure- Rose Arbor & Lunar Seasonal FlowersHappy February!  Today is my big birthday, the one I’ve been dreading for years…..the one I’m in denial about.  As I look at the scope of my life, I should have done more, traveled more, seen more, failed more, accomplished more, basically the next half of my life, I need to create adventures and live life fully.

Tylar's Gazebo Feb 2016Today’s post continues the Valentine theme only this time bringing the love outdoors with Tylar’s Treasures Rose Arbor offered for 50% off at Perfect Ten (2/1-15/16).  The rose patterned draped arbor includes a chaise lounge with dance, single female poses and 44 intimate couple animations.  Behind the arbor is Tylar’s Treasures Valentine Proposal Gazebo scene with pink trees & shrub.  The gazebo animations include couple dancing, cuddling, kissing, wedding proposal and acceptance kiss pose, available at the main store.  Also shown in the first photo are Lunar Seasonal Designs menu driven heart flower beds and planter, offered at Perfect Ten for 50% off.  Have a great Groundhog Day; Punxsutawney Phil & I will be ringing in our special day and wishing for an early spring!

Structure: Trompe Loeil, The Karin Cottage (Sky)

  • Finishing Touches: Trio of Roses & Hearts (Pink), Trio of Roses & Hearts Topiary (Pink), Roses are Red Hanging Heart, Crazy Daisies Birdhouse Trio, Victorian Rose Bench, Victorian Rose Swan Planter, Roses Are Red Topiary, Roses are Red Woodland Bench & Summer Garden Tiered Dessert Tray
  • Alouette: Pansy Fence Planter (White) & Pansy Plant
  • Apple Fall: L’Olivier
  • A.D.D.Andel!: Potted Plant Lavender
  • [DDD]: Rose Bush (Potted)
  • O.M.E.N: Dear John – Diaries & Love Letters Mail Box
  • Lunar Seasonal Designs: Menu Driven Planter & Bed of Heart Flowers (@ Perfect Ten, 50% off)
  • Tylar’s Treasures: Rose Arbor, Valentine Proposal Gazebo & Tiered Candleholder (Pink)
  • Jian: Beaumont Brick Path & Boxwood Shrub (Hedge)
  • LISP: Rain or Shine Table & Chairs (Texture Change)
  • What Next: Antique Heart String Lanterns

New Year. New Space!

Dreamland Designs- Ashley BedroomIt’s a New Year, time for a fresh start, a clean slate and time to redecorate your home.  Today, I have a contemporary bedroom suite from Dreamland Designs with clean lines in a soothing earthy palette of soft greens, beiges, taupes, browns and creams available for 50% off at Perfect Ten until 1/15/16.  The Ashley Bedroom set includes beige linen padded headboard bed with cozy comforter and throw, two white end tables, modern beige linen table lamps, wooden bench with soft green cushion, decorative accessories {books, handbag, shoes, mirror} and neutral rug.  The bed is fully animated with PG & Adult animations.  To enhance to natural tones of the bedroom set, I accessorized with Trompe Loeil Haldis Tapestry redwood grove, Astrid Chair in nostalgia haze and Apple Falls Monogram Luggage. Unleash you’re inner nature lover and revamp your space with Dreamland Designs!

Taxi to Perfect Ten please…