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Home & garden expo Katys Kreations and RNP animations collaboration - mid century armoire &Percent - Glas Houses hunt clock new

It’s the hot destination later today…get your running shoes on and prepare to get over to the Home & Garden Expo ! (For more info on opening time etc please hit the link for the official website) Soooo onto the goodies…my heart went all melty when I saw this bed from Katy’s Kreations, not only does it look über comfy but it has some totally adorable poses in it. Breakfast in bed, reading the papers and some couple animations. This and the bedside tables are sooper low prim and are a collaboration between Katy’s and RNP Animations, brilliant ! The Armoire is one of my favourite items so far, its by %Percent and just shouts quality ! The finish on this piece is excellent, you almost feel as if you could stroke the wood. Doors open to reveal the interior with storage space for *stuff* . (I will be showing more of this magnificent home by Glas Homes later, its a stunner!)

Home & garden expo Sandalwood SofaTable Combo spargel & shine 20 prims- grandfather clock  Roawenwood 12 prims- Percent Pitcher of Tulips -

Spargel & Shine is another store I always enjoy, and this Sandalwood Sofa set is worth the teleport to the Expo alone ! Rich velvety textures make it so plush and squishy looking…single pringle and couples poses, plus wearables and items that rez from the activity menu, love it . The complete set comes in at around 20 prims, thats the two couches plus table. The little jug of tulips is by %Percent, just a little touch that speaks volumes. My grandfather clock is by a new-to-me-store called   Roawenwood, they have positively oooodles of releases for the Expo and this just caught my eye ! I actually own a grandfather clock in real life and have to say, this is a really really faithful replica.

Home & Garden Expo Soul Effects Hunt wishing well

Sooooo did I mention there is a hunt on? Mhhhmmm there is…its the sort you have to go walkabout to find all the prizes. I found loads just wandering about…so don’t forget to go INSIDE the homes and stores, or you may miss some ! More info about the hunt on the official website listed below. Above is the prize from Soul Effects, isn’t it just adorbs?! Wishing well surrounded by sweet yellow flowers (it actually works as a donation box also) Phew my little paws are aching, but I dont want you to miss out on a fantastic event. I popped over earlier and it was a real gasp-a-thon…I flew around gawking at the amazing builds each time pausing then seeing something else in the distance to go see…a total MUST do ! The expo runs: May 24th – June 2nd.

Home & Garden Expo web site for url’s & info hints for hunt

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Home & Garden Expo

Home Expo 2013 Logo

Hola ! Weeeeeeeeeeeeee ! One of my favourite events is starting . The Home & Garden Expo is ready to roll later today. With an amazing eleven sims to wander and shop in, party in and play in ! You really shouldnt miss it, there’s also a breedables fair contained within it *ohmaiii*, SO much to do, So much to buy !

Home & Garden Expo 2013 !

Lets get this ginormous partay started then huh?! You will find each designer has items on their pitch that are donation pieces. This means a percentage goes to the RFL charity collection. Each Expo exhibitor will be selling special new items for Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society so you can shop and help cancer patients and their families in real life too. This year’s Expo will feature eight regions full of home products, two sims just for the breedables fair and one entertainment sim where you can take a break from shopping and party in style. There is going to be a lot to see and do at this year’s Expo!

Home & Garden Expo 2013 whatnext

I’ve cobbled together a little reflection place for myself out of some of the designers items for the Expo this year…you dont have to be an interior designer to make your home gorgeous, the creators do the hard work for you, just buy and place it…voila! If you’re a little more experienced and want a more individual look, shop around, pick pieces that will co-ordinate with each other and create your own special area.

Home & Garden Expo Imaginimals

mustn’t forget that there is also the breedables fair within the Expo, yesyesyes two sims worth of exciting breedables. I saw Imaginimals, which I’ve not seen before, the kittys look sooper cute so I shall definitely be popping over to find out all about them!

Credits

Lillypads, water reeds, grapevine trellis & lanterns : Dʏsғᴜɴᴄᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ Dᴇsɪɢɴs

Poppies & walls: Inspired

Garden Cafe Table : {what next}

Imaginimals

The Home & Garden Expo Web site with ALL info & links & url’s

The Sim url’s (not open until later in the day! see website for times)

Home Expo 1: Sponsored By: Roawenwood

Home Expo 2: Sponsored By: Cheeky Pea
Home Expo 3: Sponsored By: Park Place Home Décor

Home Expo 4: Sponsored By: Stonewood Homes
Home Expo 5: Sponsored By: Galland Homes

Home Expo 6: Sponsored By: Prim Perfect Magazine

Home Expo 7: Sponsored By: PRIME

Home Expo 8: Sponsored By: Home & Garden Market

Home Expo 8: Sponsored By: Wonderful World of Meeroos

Breedables Fair 1

Breedables Fair 2

American Cancer Society

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Sand & Sea Expo Last but one Day!

Official Logo--SL's Sand & Sea Expo - May 2nd - 5th, 2013

Wow…that surely went fast…Ive been sooper busy the last few days, and omg Second Life’s first ever Sand & Sea Expo just whizzzzed by ! Today is the last but one day..so hurry along and play the beachcomber game, there’s heaps of prizes to be won. You find the shell…click it…and if you’re lucky, you get a gift ! If you’re not lucky..try again in a little while. If you love the beach..water sports…boating…mermaids and sealife..this is the place for you to BE.

Fairwind by Julie Gothly sand & sea expo

Heres a few of the gifts from the shell game Julie Gothly has this to-die-for yacht out…its quite unique in how it works..you rez the poses and wear the infrastructure…so prim usage is kept to a minimum…colour change for the hull and it really does sail like a dream. It uses actual SL wind…which might mean you taking some time to get used too it..but if I did it..you can too !

Tuff sailing boat gift

Awwww factor now, this twee miniture little boat is the gift from TUFF, Zan and I had a previous version out that they released ages ago..but it was 10 prims..this little beauty is only 6 yay! You can alter the speed it rotates, it’s so so majorly cute…look for the pink shell and try your luck at winning it.

Nantucket Yacht Club  free Nemo 3 yacht

Another boat…this time a racy little devil, it’s the Nemo 3 yacht…colour change for both hull and sails, plus one custom colour…rez it, hop on and the ocean is yours to explore ! The Nantucket yacht club have this as a shell gift. I have to admit it was my fav, so jaunty and adorable ! Theres two sims to wander, one above ground and one underwater…plenty to drool over and play with. I was especially impressed with the mermaid area under the water, verrrrry pretty. One thing I found interesting, with some of the gifts I collected, were the notes. It would seem there are a lot of sailing clubs with rez areas, where you can go and sail…Ive not got into sailing big time but, after reading those notes, I think you’d get a warm welcome and plenty of practical advice about embarking on a watery journey. I’m going to give it a whirl..wave to me as I’m bailing out please !

Sand & Sea Expo

Sand & Sea Expo blog..for ALL info

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The Home & Garden Expo 2011

One of the biggest events of the year has kicked off, the  fourth Homes & Garden Expo, and I was giddy was excitement after receiving my press pass to get a sneaky preview before its crazzzzy busy (thank you Cleom Bailey!) There are ten sims of goodies to peruse, yes TEN! It runs until the 22nd of this month so plenty of time to work your way around and see it all. The expo will cover all areas of home and land decor in SL. It gathers together many of SL’s greatest architects, furniture makers, gardeners and landscapers, some well-known and some not so well-known, in a grand display to Second Life shoppers and visitors.

Each Exhibitor will be selling two items which make their debut at the Expo and those sales will go to benefit Relay For Life, along with all proceeds from this year’s, always popular Scavenger Hunt, Auction and Raffle.

 As you can see I found a couple of quiet corners to sit and relax, there are some stunning displays dotted around to enjoy and appreciate.

Lisp had some gorgeous items out, this umbrella set caught my eye, stacked with poses and so unique.

Dont forget to keep an eye out for some beautiful gifts as you walk about, Lisp had this oh-so-pretty day bed that came with two styles of lamps, and a new designer to me “Julia” had a super side table out complete with wine giver as a pressie (Julia also had a house out as a gift but I havent had time to rez it yet booo). Check out the superb details on Julia’s creations, certainly a store I shall investigate later. (thanks Lisp & Julia!)

If you’re an outdoorsy type, there’s also things to interest you..AZ Emporium had a simply fab selection of camping equip, the bed for this tent was amazing, you could close the mozzy nets,unmake & make the bed, plus nortiness in the poses *blush*.

As things hotted up and the official open time went by I flew off to the higher numbered sims before it got crowded and I met up with Sandi Glas of Glas Houses, my first real-life designer in the pixel flesh so to speak ! Sandi was most gracious and rezzed up another lawn chair for me to sit on while we chatted. Sandi has been designing Homes for 2 years and although she wasnt trumpeting the fact shed won awards I spotted it while I was profile snooping her (busted big time huh) Turns out shed won two  at build-off competitions hosted by what was once called the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum, and is now Virtual Museums, Inc.

I had a wander about as Sandi mentioned she had a “beachy” type villa on display and I’m  a sucker for those, you HAVE to go see it, its one of her relay for life items and is totally different from anything Id considered for a beach theme before (think sharp white walls,dark crisp wood,angles & curves). The homes are solidly built,and very “warm” , you know the type of place you walk into and its empty, and immediately in your head you’re arranging your own furniture in it? Main store if you miss her pitch is here: Glas Houses . Lovely to meet you Sandi and thanks!

Andddd finally I found Cleo Designs ! Cleom Bailey is on Sim 4, which is chock-a-block with goodness . I just had to show you this lounger,its pretty fabulous…loadsss of poses and the back of the relciner even changes position as you sit up and down…I LOVE that!

Inside the pretty white house (which is also for sale) I found this piano set, I can’t express how pretty it is, its Cleom’s Relay for Life item, priced very reasonably at 200L you get all that you see in the photo. I was particularly impressed with the music it plays..go try it out ! (and its verrrrrry low prim yay!)

The Hall stand also caught my attention, a real steal at 100L, perfectly executed with great details and a pretty pose,as usual with Cleom’s designs you see it and wanttttt it ! (isn’t the little bag hanging up just toooooo cute??!!) Dont forget to mooch outside..there is a glorious arbor complete with couches,floaty curtains and tables that will make you swoooon. If you miss Cleo Designs at the fair here’s the main store: Cleo Designs (but you wont see the exclusive RFL items there!)

Hope you enjoy the event as much as I am/have, I suggest you do a couple of sims a day, I got a bit OVER excited doing so many in one go. There is so much to see and do, heaps to buy and snaffle up..and if you’re wanting to learn some new skills, Builders Brewery are also holding lessons & classes in all sorts of creating hurrrah! There are also live music sessions, parrrtay! In each sim there are teleporter boards & maps, you really wont get lost, I just flew around all ten sims and landed in the middle where the info boards were, brilliantly organised and easy to navigate, bigggg thanks to the organisers *squidge*

Further info :

Official website: http://slhomegardenpatioexpo.wordpress.com/

The fabulous sponsors : Shameless Bits, Prim Perfect, Pre Fabulous, Cozy Homes,  KittyCats, Antique Artistry, UrbanizeD Homes, Stonewood Homes, Zoe’s Garden, The WoodShed,

The sims: Home expo 1  Home expo2    Home expo 3   Home expo 4   Home expo 5   Home expo 6   Home expo 7   Home expo 8   Home expo 9   Home expo 10

The scavenger Hunt start point: Scavenger Hunt

Building classes : Builders Brewery (schedule of classes available on site) Or for more info see here : http://slhomegardenpatioexpo.wordpress.com/expo-classroom/