Monday with Grandpa

Framed Decor Junction- Autumn Patio Set

I never knew either one of my grandfathers, they both passed before I was born.  However, we had a close family friend whose grandfather became like a surrogate older male figure in my life.  We use to go on road trips throughout California, visiting family, friends, amusement parks, and all the crazy roadside attractions that were off the beaten path, like the giant dinosaur statues near Palm Springs.  It was on this trip, Grandpa Roy shared his love for fishing with me.  We trekked up to a dingy little cabin nestled in the woods near a lake.  Not being an outdoorsy kid, the cabin lifestyle was foreign to me, but at the same time exciting.  A small one room wood cabin with pot belly stove that doubled as the fireplace, bunk beds lined one wall and worn beaten up leather armchairs snuggled up next to Grandpa’s prized possession wall filled with pictures of his catch of the day.  There was something very welcoming in this rustic setting.  I have to admit, I never really got the hang of fishing, but the memory was special and I wanted to try to capture it using Decor Junctions autumn patio set. It’s a perfect collection for those chilly fall evenings cuddled up next to the fire, slipping apple cider and eating pumpkin pie!  Taxi please…

Structure: {vespertine}, Chanson Dautomne Skyloft

Other items used:

  • Decor Junctions, Wicker Chair, Wooden Chair, Cedar Trunk & Snack Tray
  • Heart Homes, Fishermans House (Hanging Frames & Deco Frame C)
  • {what next}, Pumpkin Decor
  • Finishing Touches, Autumn’s Embrace (Three-Legged Table)
  • Apple Fall, Woodstock (past gatcha item)
  • StoraxTree, Woven Rug 58 ($10L Cart sale item @ The Wash from 9/17-10/8)

Boat & Bikini Expo Part 2: Chaos at the French Rivera!

Official Boats & Bikinis Expo Sign

DAY 2:  The French Riviera features huge water displays and 20+ of your favorite fashion and home furnishing stores at The Boats & Bikini Expo.  A cruise shipped docked in the French Riviera and a horrible mix up just happened! The passengers’ luggage was confused with deliveries to local stores, and now there are suitcases all over town! To participate in the “Boats & Bikini Suitcase Hunt,” collect missing luggage before the ship leaves port on July 31, 2013.  Get rewarded for your efforts!

Boats & Bikini Suitcase Hunt:

INSTRUCTIONS: Visit the Hanalei Tourism Office on the Expo sim to start the hunt! Follow the clues and search for suitcases inside each store! You MUST complete this hunt by following each clue in order–skipping ahead is not allowed! Use the teleport boards placed around the sim to easily find each location!

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Tarnished Bikinis & Fior di Perle jean mini=display

Tarnished Designs offers 4 Bikini sets with 5 print and color options each = 20 pieces to mix and match.  Fior di Perle Jean Mini skirt HUD system has 15 different color variations.  Above are some ideas (clockwise):

  • Nice Melons, ‘Murika Bra & FDP Raspberry skirt
  • Just Peachy, Peach Pit Bra & FDP Red skirt
  • Polka Time, Polka Disco Bra & FDP Teal skirt
  • Aqua Friends, Tsunamiii Bra & FDP Dark Blue (not shown)

Also shown in the pictures and available at the Boats & Bikini Expo is a fabulous miniature lighthouse, a “Keep Calm and Stay Anchored” sign from beach street, and “Hawaii come ride the waves” sign from Chez Moi (close-up below).  In the background is an Old Green Sailboat from [TUFF].  These are all free suitcase hunt items.

Home Decor Chez Moi & Beach Street

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Faboo Bikinis=display

Faboo offers two sexy bikinis, Daisy and Maui tie dye. You can pair these cute sexy bikinis with Unrepentant animated beach towels in Koi, Sunset, Dolphin, Sailor Love, Waves, Bamboo and Bandana for a perfect day at the beach.

Sunset Towel & tie dye bikini

Unrepentant Towels (6)=display

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Beusy Swimsuits= Display

Beusy offers 5 color options for this sexy one piece swimsuit.  Background decor is by Inspired Design, see more information here.

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After a long summer day of hunting for suitcases, Gloria catches a big one while wearing Starfashion Sequin Pink bikini and using Chez Moi Fishing Point animated gear. Such a naughty girl fishing from the bridge 🙂

Casting fish

Fishing

  • Bikini: Starfashion, Bikini Sequin Pink
  • Animated fishing kit (Sign, chair, pail & rod): Chez Moi
  • Rowboat (behind): [TUFF], Small old Rowboat with paddles

Hope you have a great time at the Boats & Bikini Expo and find lots of goodies.  Tomorrow I’ll show you some boats and a few more bikinis.