Spring has Sprung!

Finishing Touches Patio Set close up-fr

Spring is here, the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming, now is the time to enjoy outside living.  Finishing Touches newest released is the Gram’s Roses Collection, a Victorian inspired rattan patio set 50% off at The Perfect Ten Event, available until April 15, 2015.  The Gram’s Roses Set includes: white rattan and english rose printed loveseat (40 animations), rattan patio chairs (22 single animations), rattan and glass coffee table, soft green rug, ottoman with drape, standing bird-cage, drink tray, floor plant, and wooden tub with Gram’s roses.  To complete the porch styling, I added Lunar Seasonal Designs Hyacinths Planter (texture change pot, dirt, grass & flower color), also available at Perfect 10 event for 50% off.  The swan planter and rose painted bench is Finishing Touches Victorian Rose collection offered at the main store.

Finishing Touches Gram's Patio Set-fr

While on The Cookie Jar sim, take advantage of the Spring Festival Hunt & Cart Sale (March 20- April 10), and pick up Finishing Touches Spring Planting Wagon (**free** hunt item) & Happy Spring Welcome Mat & Wooden Bucket of Daylilies, both part of the cart sale for $10L each.  There are plenty of discounted offerings and freebies from the Cookie Jar merchant, so take some time to walk around the charming sim and enjoy!  Finally, a spring porch wouldn’t be complete without some birdhouses and four-legged friends, both new items from Dreamscapes Art Gallery.

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Easter’s on it’s way…

Easter 2015

Happy April!  Attention all chickies, bunnies, kitties, and friends, the EB is coming to fill special baskets for special people.  This weekend your home will be filled with family and friends for the holiday and it’s a perfect occasion to refresh your decor in tones of pinks, blues, yellow and pastels.  Dreamscapes Art Gallery has everything you need for spring including the Eve Fireplace, Olivia Shelf, Milla Couch, and Spring Chair.  You can also pick up adorable decorative accessories items: Home Sweet Home Sign, Shutter DecorTulip Bench, Vases & Pots, and Easter Crates/ Candles Plates.  I added The Mustard Seed Trunk Tulips & Cat (texture change vase & kitty- on sale for $60L this weekend) and Zoe’s Garden Spring At Last Vase (**free** @ The Cookie Jar Spring Festival Hunt).  Hope you have a wonderful Easter and are inspired by the seasonal offerings.

L is for….

Finishing Touches Retro LR Set

Nine days till my all time favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day!  Today, I styled a cute retro living set, I Heart You from Finishing Touches, that is ideal for your romantic days and night offered at 50% off the Perfect Ten event until February 15, 2015.  Perfect Ten is a new monthly home and garden shopping event bought to you by The Cookie Jar Community and replaces The Designer Warehouse at the newly remodeled sim location.  Each and every item is exclusive to the event and is offered half price or less of retail.  Perfect Ten event will be available from the 1st -15th every month, pop over and check out all the offerings.  Taxi to Perfect Ten please…

Finishing Touches Retro Sofa close-up

Finishing Touches I Heart You Retro Living Room set consists of an almond leather retro styled sofa and chairs with red/white polka dot heart pillows and throw.  The sofa contains 30+ animations for singles, friends and couples, including a marriage proposal.  Chairs have 16 single male/female animations.  The living room set also includes a plush red rug, texture change coffee table (glass or wood top), decorative accessories {rose vase, gift & box of chocolate}, and red/white polka dot wall frame.  Also available at Perfect Ten are the matching red and cream Feel the Love Heart Floor Poufs (10 couple animations) and adorable I Heart You Screens (both retail price).  I used Lunar’s Seasonal Designs Menu Driven Romantic Roses Chandelier to complete the room (50% off @ Perfect Ten).  Other decorative accessories include Alouette’s Cupid’s Arrow (past group gift), Half Deer’s Sweetmallow Hot Cocoa (FLF), and Dreamscapes Art Gallery’s Tulip Bunch E (group gift).

FT Stupid Cupid hunt gift

Finishing Touches is participating is the Stupid Cupid Hunt (2/1-15) and the Love is an Art paint easel hunt item complemented perfectly with the retro I Heart You living room collection. The easel has animations including sitting or painting with a wearable paint brush and palette. To finish the room design, I added Sway’s Signs of Love and dug deep into my inventory for some other Finishing Touches Valentine decor including the heart topiary, silver love picture frame, and hanging rose hearts, similar items available at the main store.

Recipe for Love Kitchen Set

Recipe for Love close-up

24Karat Roux, designer and owner of Finishing Touches has brought the love into the kitchen with the Recipe for Love Set.  The set comprises of a kitchen island with baking animations, mixing bowls, jars of joy, humor, tenderness and romance, and the recipe for love chalkboard sign.  Also available in the collection is a hutch and spice rack.  Have fun in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day with Recipe for Love!

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town…

Xmas 2014 | Santa's Workshop FR

Late last night when everyone fell asleep, I slipped into Santa’s Workshop but not before I had to lift the key from a very friendly elf, if you know what I mean.  Well, any time the elves and Santa drink eggnog they get very jolly.  As I unhitched the lock, a world of discovery awaits.  Santa’s shop was very cozy and warm with a decorated brick fireplace anchoring the center of the room.  His workshop bench with the naughty or nice list was on the side wall, and a bare stick tree with presents and tree skirt nestled next to the workshop table.  Santa’s grand red velvet throne cuddled close to a decorated potted fir-tree and the brick fireplace, and a console table was placed on the opposite wall.  A few mischievous puppies were playing in the middle of the room on the red round snowflake rug similar to the one in the rustic guest bedroom.  Santa’s workshop is comfortable and inviting with items that can easily be used in your home wrapped in the holiday spirit!

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Taxi to Finishing Touches please…

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Xmas 2014 | Christmas Fireplace FR

Xmas 2014 | Christmas Fireplace (Close-up) FR

  • Fireplace, Square Gift Boxes, Teddy Bear Hatboxes, Christmas Stocking with Holder, Red/Green Candle Copper Tray, Mini Tree on Plate, Advent Wreath, Silver Pillar Candles, Potted Decorated Christmas Tree, Reindeer: Dreamscapes Art Gallery
  • Countdown to Christmas Sign: Alouette
  • Pinecone Wreath: Finishing Touches

Xmas 2014 | Santa's Workbench (Cookie Jar Hunt) FR

  • Santa’s Workbench: The Mustard Seed (The Cookie Jar Naughty or Nice Hunt **FREE**)
  • Card Garland, Twig Wreath, Ho Ho Ho & Deck the Hall Frame Wall Art: Dreamscapes Art Gallery

Xmas 2014 | Xmas Tree (Candy Cane Hunt gift) FR

  • Merry Xmas Tree with presents & tree skirt: Dreamscapes Art Gallery (Kastle Rock Candy Cane 6 Hunt **FREE**)
  • Puppies in Basket: The Mustard Seed

Xmas 2014 | FT Santa Chair (Cookie Jar Hunt) FR

  • Santa’s Red Throne with presents: Finishing Touches (The Cookie Jar Naughty or Nice Hunt **FREE**)
  • It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Sign: Dreamscapes Art Gallery

Xmas 2014 | Noel Table (Homestuff Hunt) FR

  • Noel Console Table: Dreamscapes Art Gallery (MegaStuff/HomeStuff Hunt **FREE**)
  • Ho Ho Ho Wood Decor, Baby It’s Cold Outside Sign & Tree Blocks: Dreamscapes Art Gallery
  • Santa’s Workshop Road Sign: The Mustard Seed

HELP!!!

Help, I need somebody,
Help, not just anybody,
Help, you know I need someone,
Help!

Just a quick note to reminder about the For The Love of Home photo contest that ends tomorrow, Sunday, February 24, 2013.  Voting is free and online, please vote for ME! For close-up snaps of my interior design refer to prior blog post.  I don’t have a snowball chance in hell of winning this contest wthout your HELP!

Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
And I do appreciate you being ’round.
Help me get my feet back on the ground,
Won’t you please, please help me?
Help me,
Help me,
Ooooooo.

Vote here: http://thecookiejarcommunity.wordpress.com/for-the-love-of-photo-contest/

Thank you!

Tomorrow’s post with be on the Oscars, and a last call on photo contests.