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Fit for a Princess

Aphrodite Slippers & Princess crib

My little girl Aurora hasn’t had a new bed for simply ages – so when I saw this new release from Aphrodite I grabbed it and set it up. This is the “Happy ever after” mesh crib. It has a total of eighteen animations, one for the parent the others for child avatars. Of course you don’t have to use it for a child avatar, as you can see my Zooby baby fits in it perfectly – as would any other type of baby. I was surprised by the low prim count – it looks like it was gonna be a LOT more than 9 ! [DAMI] have these sweet chunky cardigans in their mainstore for just $69L, it’s a gacha machine so luck of the draw on the colour I’m afraid, but I scored a lovely lavender, so wore it as my robe !

Aphrodite mesh Her Slippers (Him also available)

Also new from Aphrodite are the mesh slipper. I’m wearing them with my Slink flat feet, but they work for most other mesh feet and of course ordinary feet. In the box you get another pair just to set out as decor too !

Aphrodite Store

Aphrodite market place

Aphrodite Blog

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My Sweet Baby Owl

Heart Homes My sweet baby owl - complete nursery set (can be bought separatly also)

Aphrodite & Heart Homes are in this round of Cosmopolitan yay! Prepare your “awww-ometers” now because this new “my sweet baby owl” nursery is seriously adorable. Not only great to look at but interactive in a big BIG way. As you can see above it’s absolutely gorgeous, low prim and über realistic, not only all that but ohmai – the poses are incredible. I had a whole load of fun playing with it. It’s suitable for prim babies and baby/toddler avatars. Both parents can get in on the nursery time action which is brilliant as sometimes the dads get a bit left out right? One thing I must mention is that although you can use your zooby babies (as I did) with this set, it will NOT change the baby’s stats, it’s for role play purposes only. If you buy the complete set, you will make a huge saving at the event – the total cost will be $3650L, bought at Cosmopolitan its just $2920.

Heart Homes My sweet baby owl - complete nursery set(works with child av plus prim bbaies)

Heres my Aurora taking her pre bed bath – you can do allll sorts of things at the changing station, nappies, baths, lotions and powder to name a few. Some props need permission to attach to you, so look out for those menu prompts ! Oh btw, when you sit on the furniture, it does ask you “who you are” – hard to explain here but hop on and give it a whirl, you need to say if you’re the mother, daddy or baby – it’s really simple.

Heart Homes My sweet baby owl - complete nursery set- both parents can use

All gussied up and in her pj’s time for a bed time story no? (Daddy can also read the story)  The stuffed owls are arranged inside the cot, you don’t have to have them all out as they aren’t hard linked – nice touch. The mobile above works and little pink & blue notes pop out the top as it twirls around.

Heart Homes My sweet baby owl - complete nursery set NEW!!

How can any baby not be happy in such a terrific cot ! The owls look SO real and soft and cuddly awww.

Heart Homes My sweet baby owl - complete nursery set post and pre pregnancy poses

Dont worry if you’ve not had your little one yet – there are also poses for the mum-to-be. I tried out knitting (a sock!) reading and relaxing in this rocking chair, it also contains poses for feeding, cuddling and reading to your baby and lots more. There is a lovely video of the set here, worth a watch for sure !

Cosmopolitan event

cassidy dress & shirt by coldLogic

Shoes by ArisAris to be blogged later !

 

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Babies can eat your prims !

I know having a baby in Second Life isn’t for everyone…but…I also know a lot of people totally get into it…like Player and I. We have had babies since around late 2007 and have seen them progress in design & features rapidly . The babies you can get now are sooo lifelike..with many features..and they are so much fun!

Anywayyy…the latest addition to our brood is our daughter Aurora, and like any doting parents , after the birth, we dashed about splurging money on things for her (clothing,nappies,food) appliances such as a bath, changing table, wardrobe crib etc..the list was endless and I can still recall the day Player came home brandishing huge boxes of goodies for his little girl (not me, the baby!). After a few months of buying into the whole nappies and food routine (Aurora is a zooby baby and they can be fed and changed in exchange for earning “tokens” to get toys) I decided enough was enough..we enjoyed the experience of her without all these trappings. I kept the wardrobe as it’s an easy way to change her clothes (wasnt chuffed when  four days after purchasing it zooby released an upgrade that all clothing would now go into but NOT the one I had bought tsk) SO I removed all the rather primtastic gear that came with the token regime (changing table,highchair,bath etc) and looked for some alternatives, that not only would be affordable but also use up less prims.

Wow I was super surprised to find that the market place is awash with baby goodies…of course it isn’t scripted to use with a zooby baby…but the zooby babies are brilliant (totally worth the cash) you can pose and place them on anything..it doesnt HAVE to be a zooby brand. I found this quaint shabby chic crib by Monike Vaniva..the side drops down and goes up…isn’t it gorgeous?! At 23 prims it isnt too hungry and it costs just 10L…the rug is also a market place find from  Demona Luv, only 5 L and sooper cute.

Next I found this amazing set from “staicy,s online shop” you get everything for 1L *faints*. I really loved this set..it has everything you could possibly need with a few extras ! I seem to recall most parts of the main furniture were under 10 prims..so deliciously low impact..and so beautifully made. I tried it out with Aurora…and she fitted into each piece easily..loved the 1 prim elephant awww ,even the mobile over the crib rotates…such a steal !

I also snapped up this storage dresser as a decorative piece from Lino’s Co. It set me back 1L and is 1 prim..these are the sort of pieces you need to bulk out a room without breaking your prim budget. Lovely texture on the front (lots more wood colours available for this ) …the rug is from the set above, as is the giraffe , which has a sit poses for adults in it.

So there you have it…low prim, low-cost can be done for your babies …I’m not saying the zooby furniture isn’t great – it is- they have many many scripted features, but..it isnt strictly nessescary to have a great baby experience if prims and costs are close to your heart.

Links:

staicy,s online shop – for complete nursery

Lino’s Co. – for 1 prim dresser

Monike Vaniva – for shabby chic drop side crib

 Demona Luv for- zoo rug