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)

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I Heart U!

FT I Heart U LoveseatOne week away from cupid’s arrow hitting you!  Today, I have a wonderfully adorable Valentine theme collection from Finishing Touches.  The cream and red polka-dot I Heart U groupings contains a bedroom suite (50% off), living room set, additional decor and gifts.  Shown above is the I Heart You Loveseat available for 50% off during the month of February at the Homestuff Sales Room.  The heart-shaped loveseat has 44 animations (24 single & 20 couple/cuddle) and 6 texture change options.  Additional accessories in the I Heart You series include the love drawers (open/close), room screens, framed heart Amour wall art, shadow box frames, tri canvas lip prints, candle holders and flower planter.  On top of the love drawers are the new February subscriber gift, Love Trees, available at the main Finishing Touches store (free until 2/14/16).  The metal bucket holder with stick wooden tree, red berries and heart ornaments are a sweet extra to the collection.  Also shown is Chez Moi Heart Hunt three lovers gifts (hunt ends Feb 14) at main Chez Moi store.

FT I Heart U BedroomFT I Heart U Bed (Close up)Another part of the I Heart You collection is a bedroom suite that is available for 50% off at Perfect Ten until February 15, 2016.  The bedroom set consists of cream embossed leather high back wing bed frame with ivory & red polka dot heart linens with 54 animations for singles and couples including breakfast in bed.  There are 12 textures options for the bedclothes.  The grouping also includes two studded taupe armchairs (12 fabric change), two beige bench side tables with frames, candles, book & roses, red rug, two cream/red polka dot bed ottomans, three heart wall art and bed tray.  This modern suite is perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond!

FT I Heart U Retro LRFT I Heart U Gift24Karat Roux, designer & owner of Finishing Touches has created the accompanying I Heart You Retro Living Room set in cream embossed leather sofa and chairs with red heart accent pillows.  The retro sofa has 30+ animations for singles, friends (up to 3) and couples poses (including marriage proposal) and the chair has 16 animations for male/females.  I Heart You Retro Button Living Room collection also includes texture change oval coffee table with chocolate box & rose vase and red rug.  Also shown above and available in four styles is a subscriber special offer, All You Need Pegged Shelf.  The cute pegged shelf is a perfect match to the collection and has been deeply discounted to $40L until 2/14/16.

FT I Heart U LR Coffee Table (Close-up)Finally, displayed on the coffee table are Vintage Valentine cards, a free gift from La Galleria.   Speaking about La Galleria, have you noticed the swanky luxuriously elegant build the I Heart You grouping is in…isn’t it divine.  I can’t wait to showcase to rest of the Palos Verdes home to all, be on the look out for an upcoming blog post.  For now, I’ll tease with my pics and highly encourage you to take a trip to La Galleria.  Hope you enjoyed my Valentine interior styling, I love this collection and with some smart shopping you can save you linden and furnish a beautiful home.

Love is in the Air!

Circa Living- Love NotesHappy Sunday!  Are you in the mood for love?  In need of a romantic pink bedroom suite?  Can’t get enough hearts & flowers?  Or, maybe just love Valentine’s Day (like I do).  Today’s post features CIRCA Livings Love Notes Room Collection in Amaranth discounted 50% off at Color Me Project till Wednesday, February 3rd, so run now.  The lovely and romantic Valentine themed room is available in either deep ruby or amaranth (rose-pink) hue, both colors are 50% off and all pieces are sold separately.  The Love Notes series is a mix of vintage with modern touches including desk set with opening drawers and 24 male/female chair sit animations, V-day card string, letter ladder with rose planter, vintage birdcage, wall and side tables, multi frame heart wall art, and damask area rug & drapes.

I paired the Love Notes items with Sway’s Rosalie Romantic Bedroom previously released at Uber, now available at the main store.  The bed is available in PG or Adult version with 20 single/friend animations for up to 3 avatars or 10 couple poses.  There are 8 linen texture options and 3 metal frame finishes (gold, silver & copper).  The Rosalie set includes a bedside table, lamp and decorative accessories.  Also shown above are Sway’s Keira Candlesticks & Picture Frames offered in 6 color choices.  In addition, I used Sway’s Birdcage Wall Art & Candle Holders available at Tres Chic until February 10th.  Lastly, I accessorized with La Galleria Valentine freebies including the rustic wooden heart collage, applique wall hanging, pink heart garland, needlepoint Valentine toss pillows and heart trinket boxes.  On the desk I added Lunar Seasonal Designs color change Vase of Heart Flowers available at Perfect Ten for 50% off.  Hope you enjoyed my love is in the air Valentine themed bedroom and don’t forget to take advantage of the deals, some ending soon!

Winter Blues!

Circa Living- Winter Solstice & WinterWoodsBrrr, bundle-up  it’s getting cold out there!  Today, you’re in luck, I styled a warm and cozy living space using CIRCA Living latest releases from the OMG! and Mix event in cool icy blues and winter whites.  The Winter Solstice collection is a lounge room gacha at the OMG! Oh My Gacha event that closes in 4 days and cost $65L per play.  There are 12 common items and 3 rares to win, all transferable.  Part of the Winter Solstice collection shown above includes blue ribbed area rug, floor cushion (9 sit animations), rattan ball floor lights, hexagon hive wall shelf, chalkboard art, light blue beanbag chair (26 sit animations) and modern fireplace with decor.  To complete the styling of the living room, I added some WinterWoods pieces available for the Mix Event until January 31, 2016.   The WinterWoods items shown above are the Ornate Bench in Frost Blue and Stick Tree Set in Winter Blues.  I also included part of the WinterWoods collection; branch coffee table, mini forest bucket and decorative light trees, all available at CIRCA Living main store.  The final touches of the winter wonderland space includes La Galleria snowflake toss pillows, wall decor and lantern (freebies), Plethora hanging snowflakes and snow-dusted white winter trees.  Hope you enjoyed my winter blues inspired living space and I encourage you to hop around the grid to create your own!

Contemporary & Cozy

Out with the old 2016- Contemporary Art Galley (framed)Park Place Home Decor is participating in a new event called Gacha Good Events Out With the Old…. In With the New! (1/10-1/31) offering a collection of chairs and decor items in different styles ranging from contemporary to rustic.  At the event there are a few new releases and two gacha machines, one filled with chair ($75L) and the other contains decorative accessories ($35L).  To give you an idea of the diversity of products available, I styled two spaces; an art gallery and a cozy cabin.

The art gallery is inspired by the Dada movement, best known for cubism with artist such as Marcel DuchampHans Richter, and Max Ernst.  Dada influenced later avant-garde development of surrealism and pop art.  I wanted to create a tension filled space with a feeling of the unexpected including the Park Place 3-D Cube Wall Decor (on wall & floor), Tabletop Wireframe Decor, and Autumn Wooden Wall Planters (on window), all gacha decor items.  In the gallery, I also used Gold Dust Canvas, Haven Accent Chair (Berry) and Leaf Chair (Harvest Gold), two gacha chair items.  Lastly, I accessorized with Sway’s Facette Collection including the vase & wall art (Jan 2016 Mix event, until 1/31), hanging lights and table, all in multiple color options.

Out with the old 2016- Cazy Cabin (framed)The other space is a rustic cozy cabin designed with two new releases from Park Place at the Out with the Old event; the French Provincial Drop-Leaf Desk with Chair & Accessories and Wood Burning Stove with Brick Floor Hearth.  Also shown are the gacha items Home & Hearth Wing Chair and Comfort in Blue Easy Chair.  I accessorized with Finishing Touches Northwoods Lodge Collection (wall signs, table, lamps, lantern, candle, books, trunk & hanging log cabin quilt) and La Galleria’s Pinecone Accent Pillow and Winter Scene Quilt (both free items).  Check out the Out With the Old…. In With the New! event running until January 31, 2016!