Happy New Year!

brook-hill-portobello-setCheers to 2017!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a magical New Year’s.  Since I’ve just returned to Second Life after a long hiatus, I didn’t have time to decorate for Christmas.  I’m just finishing up my landscaping of a winter country village with an overall theme of Winterfest. What is Winterfest you ask, well for me it’s a celebration of all things winter from snowflakes to icy landscapes.  Today’s styling features Brook Hill Living Portobello Set available at The Crossroads Event until 1/28/2017.  The Crossroads is new to me monthly event highlighting top SL creators from female fashion, skin, accessories and home decor.  Brook Hill’s Portobello set includes a high back tufted cream sofa with alternative red stripe linen fabric on the arms and seat.  There is also three pillow collections to choose from and a lite “Rockstar” marquee sign in two colors (not shown above).  Other items in the styling are What Next Amelie & Winter Picture Shelves and Dust Bunny Winter Treasures Collection.  I had hope to publish this blog sooner but time got away from me.  Hope you enjoyed my first interior design blog for the New Year.  I’m pleased I returned to SL, even if it’s limited because it makes me happy!

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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

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.

Modern swanky living!

Swank Feb 2016-Cosmo LR SetHappy Sunday!  Hope you’re having a nice weekend.  Today, I’m showcasing Park Place Cosmopolitan Black Leather Living Room on sale for 50% off until Monday, February 29 at Swank Events 50 Shades of Red!  The Cosmo pieces are sold separately and include a long black leather sofa, corresponding loveseat, 2 contemporary grey tufted leather chairs, low black lacquer coffee table with books, vase and silver plate, 2 white floor ottomans {with and without pillow} and white/black abstract area rug.  Other items available for sale but not shown above are faux window with scene change and floor plant.  The clean lines, dynamic palette and contemporary style blends well with modern art work and sculptural decor.  Dangling from the side wall is Park Place 3-D Cube Wall Art and over the fireplace mantel is The Two of Us Oil Painting offered at the Gacha Good Event Breakfast at Tiffany ending 2/29/16.  I also used Apple Fall Reflector Lamps, Fetch Zaid Room Divider and USB Bamboo Decor (100% donation item- Hope 1), available at the SL Home & Garden Event (2/14-3/6).

Swank Feb 2016-Cosmo LR w:ArtSwank Feb 2016-Cosmo LR HallWe continue our house tour of the Cloverleaf bungalow by Galland Homes spotlighting the living room and the adaptable style of the home.  In the foyer are more exclusive 100% donation items from The Expo including Dixie Dandelion RFL Hope and Odds Chalkboard (Hope 6) and Serendipity Designs Cabarita Bench (Hope 7).

Swank Feb 2016-Cosmo LR Garden ViewShown outside is Galland Homes Outdoor Fireplace (Hope 2) and BeYou World Seabreeze Patio Set (Hope 6), both 100% donation items.

Swank Feb 2016-Cosmo LR KitchenFinally, a glimpse of the Cloverleaf kitchen and a sneak peek of two more 100% donation items; Closer to the Heart Creations Monochrome Dinette (Hope 6) and Serendipity Designs Woodland Outsized Clock (Hope 7), more pictures coming soon.  Hope you stop by Swank Event and take advantage of the great deal on Park Place Cosmo Black Leather Living Room Set, plus there’s free gifts!