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Renting a home in Second Life

When Zan said to come over and check this rental sim out I was there in a flash. Not often we see something that so awesome we call each other to see it! So I was sunk about 3 minutes later and had rented the lighthouse above. Yes, we do have our own sim but I often rent places out to blog or just because I really adore the surroundings – this worked on both counts. $400L a week, 200 prims and a sim of gorgeous locations to take photos – whats not to love!

Got busy rezzing out my gear from Dench Designs – love this picnic table and planty type bits and it didn’t make much of a dent in my prim allowance.

This is the central roundabout, so pretty and plenty of places to park your arse and enjoy the view.

When Zan said it had “so many different types of home” to rent she wasnt kidding. Anything from a Lighthouse, a motel, brownstones, cozy little bungalows and more. They all seem to be $400L a week. I didn’t get a group join when I rented but I was able to place my gear. I sent a message to the owner and a few hours later the group tag arrived. I’ve put the rental office landmark below, although I didn’t see a way to teleport to the homes (?) I just walked about and found what I wanted.

Style Central Rental Office

Dench Designs (BIG sale on at the moment)

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I will change, just not yet.(Freebies).

RL has been ridiculously busy so I could only squeeze in a small amount of SLing time yesterday and found shelves of freebies.

OK scroll past this bit as I’m going to be chundering on about my non-free stuff.  Got myself a new D.U.S.T pose box woo hoo and a NEW MINA but I don’t really know much about this one as I said my time was so limited.  Since I already had my PumeC gray skin on and the free outfit I’m wearing has black in its colour Hud I decided to wear one of the gray Mina shades.  The one big thing about Mina’s hairs is that the gray palette actually looks gray and not unrezzed which is the case with some of the gray hairs from other shops I’ve tried on. As for the skin, it’s a brilliant example of why you should go for an unhuman colour because those shades can really make you stand out.  PumeC has a pallette of gray/black/white skins which are stunning and I still think that even though I think PumeC skins cost I think between 600-900Lds they’re worth every penny.  I haven’t had to buy a new one in years, although I already own so many!, mainly because they still look amazing.  I haven’t got the link handy but I will update this post later with the PumeC LM and remember in about 90% of my pictures I am wearing a PumeC skin.

The body suit and this dress are only 2 of the items on the Freebie shelf in the MMC shop.

Just so you can see more details I changed the colour of the dress and my photo cube of course.  Racking my brain now as I know the bodysuit is an Applier but can’t remember which but I’m 99% sure this dress came in so many mesh body fits that you won’t have any issues finding one.

These are on the shelves behind the reception desk in the MMC shop and if you don’t like these ones there are other items for you to check out and hopefully, I will get some decent SLing time as I bloddy well deserve it LOL.

PS I have this niggling little thought that the MMC Group actually costs a single Linden to join.

MMC

 

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Super busy doing nothing.(Lucky Board Win & GG’s).

Normally when I mention Lucky Boards it’s usually just in passing when blogging other items but I was super lucky and as soon as I walked into AMD (Apple May Design) my Lucky initial was on the board so I quickly paid the 25Ld group joining fee and SNAGGED!

Sorry, it’s just the bathing suit everything else I already had but it was a great opportunity to wear one of my gray PumeC skins and that kinky hat/hair.  Sadly there are only 2 LB’s and I don’t know how slow or quick the change is but this silver and the other board has a gold version was worth a wait.  However, there are other GG’s so for the 25Ld joining fee’s you can grab them and then if you have time to kill then you can loiter and see if your initial come up plus it’s also a good time to work through any notices, notes etc.  Also, it’s been a while since I was in the AMG group but previously they would send a notice out about a special item set out for a discounted price, 25Lds, for group members only and I still have a few of those pieces.  So not sure if that still happens but check the notices out if you do join.

A small word of caution though.  The GG’s come in a mix of sizes and whut! not SLink but with my new updated SLink Hud and the options given I did find fits that emm fitted LOL and the Lucky Board win does come in all the mesh bod fits inc SLink.

PS I am busy because I’m stood in this frozen pose on my platform and rezzing and deleting the contents of my invent.  If you look closely you may even see a few beads of sweat on my forehead.

AMD (Apple May Design)

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Works of Art.(Freebie n Dollarbie).

As soon as I get an update note from Loordes of London I always read it because I love the clothes and shoes and often they’re on at special events and even more importantly at special prices.  As it happens the lady who owns Loorde’s has a RL sister who owns Storax Tree and her shop is packed with home and garden items and like her Sis, she too has a lot of offers/discounts etc on offer which leads me to this painting.

The reason I had to get this is because when I set up my new home (Hardwick House)  I need big and bold art work so this with its illuminating light just hits the spot, geddit? LOL.  The painting and light are linked and still come to just 2 prims.

This is the size it rezzes at but I spotted that there is a resizer script so I’m gonna guess you can make it bigger or smaller depending on the size of your home.  Although this is a “Hunt” prize you don’t actually have to hunt for it as the LM takes you to a room where all the events and hunts that are going on are on the wall for you to see, so just find the poster for the “Masters of Style” hunt and buy it for a single Ld.

For those who want something a bit more modern then you might just have spotted the star shaped light at the top of the picture.

This is a new gift from a shop called Goose but this is the SL frees & offers(sic) free group gift.  A simple 1 prim star wall light, or just have it floating around your home and sim.

There is a lovely GG set out for the Goose group members and that’s only 50Lds to join so check that out.  I only scanned the note that was sent out but the long and short of it is that the person who owns Goose has been busy in RL but is now back and getting Goose back up to speed.  Goose is yet another Home and Garden shop packed with delightful stuff for your SL home.

Sorry, I am a bit vague with shop/designers names in this post but time is short.

 

Storax Tree (Hunts and Events Room)

Goose

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I can still look!(Freebie)

Pillows from “Pillow’s” which is the name of this furniture shop. Which leads me on to this simple little set of pillows which is a gift.

It’s the 3 patterned ones in the foreground and for once I didn’t see if I could unlink them LOL.  Just a lovely simple pretty giftie.

Pillows is a shop full of dreamy, drapey, girly bedroom and home decor items and again another shop where you can’t find the same things in any other shop as they’re unique.

Pillows

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I wish I hadn’t!(Freebie).

I finally caved in and updated my windows 10 and as always it means my computer is acting like a stroppy teenager! So when I went over to a shop I’ve scored some damned fine GG’s from in the past the fact that the shelves were almost completely bare didn’t surprise me.

Is it me or is it the shop I don’t know.

However, happily for me this was the one and only thing I found in the shop and it’s just as good as all the other GG’s I’ve had previously from this shop.

Free to join and you can see from the sign behind me you get a lot of sizes plus as seems to be standard with her designs you get a normal and a bright version.  Not a lot of difference, I’m wearing the normal version, the “bright” is simply had a bit more Pop in colour.

SLink Updated.

The one good update I have had is I finally popped over to the SLink shop and had not just my flat feet but also the updated SLink Mesh body redelivered and I’m glad that worked.  Because I’m constantly changing clothes, skins, make-up and on and on it gradually screws up my mesh bits but thankfully like a lot of sensible shops at SLink you can just click the redelivery board and it opens a link to the website and you simply click the item you want to be redelivered.  In this case, it turned out to be even better because although Siddean Munro updated her SLink Hud not too long ago it’s been updated yet again and damn now has even more, smaller finer Alpha Layers! so now I’m wandering how many of the outfits I binned which were other mesh body fits but not mine I could now make fit with this finer detailed hud!  But this is a good reminder for us all to keep an eye out for updates.

If you too don’t find anything in the !Soul shop I’ll put the link to her Marketplace one.

!Soul

!Soul Marketplace

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I have “yumyum” hair.(freebies n cheapy).

I finally did it and left some of my groups to free up some space and I also decided to check out some of my paid to join groups to see if there are any new GG’s out for me and scored for both the Free and the Paid For groups.

First a vanity shot as I have 2 left feet in RL so in SL I love nothing better to see my AV dance.

OK, first the not so free but at 50Lds to join the !gO group for this dress it’s worth it.

I am really bad at visiting all the groups/shops which I have a paid for membership to grab any new GG’s and so goodness knows how many I’ve missed from the !gO shop but this simple shift dress is gorgeous and as always with the !gO gifts it’s shop quality.

To me !gO is the “Joe Brown” type of clothing, google it, and I love that style.  Unique clothing you will not find anywhere else in SL and even better this stuff doesn’t age because as it gets older it just becomes classic !gO pieces.

I’m not a 100% sure as it has been that long but sometimes a new design is set out and one of the colours is reduced for group members as well.  Anyhow if you have 50Lds to spare then this is a group/shop to join.  To find the Group gift walk straight ahead in the entrance in front of you and it’s to the left above a reception table BUT also where you land is a signpost and you can TP from there to the Discount section and just a quick glance around was enough for me to see a LOT of super stuff at really good bargains and I also spotted that they come with demos so I can guarantee you WILL end up grabbing a load of them to try before you buy.

Freebies now.  (Barbery) Yum Yum is a shop I’ve actually bought hair from as it’s super cute, young, unique etc all the things I love.  There are 2 free hairs both short and cute, the other one I’ve already blogged but a long time ago and so I’m just showing you this one and you can surprise yourself with the other one when you go to the shop.

You only get the 1 shade. if my memory serves me right the other freebie has a choice of 3 light shades but I could be wrong.  The hud also has a simple slider so if you put it on don’t freak if it’s too small or big as you simply slide the slider till it fits.  Yup I got tempted as in the reception area is the hairs which are available at events and there is an adorable wind blown one so I had to TP over to that event and bam it’s mine now.  Thats why I don’t visit some shops as I always get tempted lol.

A nice little extra in the shop Yum Yum shop is some nice cool wearable drinks and spoons.

Even though they come with pretty good holding poses you know me and of course I had to rezz them and they make seriously good decor items and even with all the detailing they’re still just 1 prim.

PS The shop is called Yum yum and the group invite is next to the gifts in the entrance but the group name is “Double Paradox” just in case you get confused as to why you’re getting sent a group invite for a different name.

!gO

Yumyum