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Buying the dream.(I got spendy).

Like most kids, I had some riding lessons when I was very young but you know what it’s like, the cost in time and money mean you end up dropping out of it but a woman can dream.

Many years ago Faith bought me “Fred” who is my little shetland pony and no matter how many changes our sim goes through, Fred is always there.  At one stage both Faith and I owned the ridable horses, I can’t even remember what they were called but as much fun as they were, they were as limited as SL was all those years ago.

So apart from a few 1 prim stationary horses dotted around our sim I’ve never really tried to “live the dream” of having a horse.  Obviously, I’ve seen the newer range of Animesh horses inc the Teegle range and although I was very impressed with their ridablitliy(sic) and movements I thought the price tag was too much until now.

What I didn’t spot is that it is the “copy” version which is over 6,000Lds(not 100% sure on the exact cost) BUT the non-copy is only 1,500Lds so meet XXXX, I’ve not picked a name for her yet but she is the “Sugar Cookie” version/shape.

As soon as I rezzed the F**ker on my land she batted me over but I have forgiven her as the more I have watched her move the more I have come to appreciate the movements. So freaking natural, sometimes you can even see the nostrils flare and it’s all the small things that add up to make as realistic a horse as is possible.  I think the prims were…29..30 maybe not bad at all.

With the addition of an easy-riding hud and option hud, because you will have spotted that you can buy different coats and accessories for your horse, I finally decided to go for it.

I think there are only 3 main shapes, for me this one was the perfect height and shape, and the colour/pattern is the one it comes with but of course we will have all seen that there is now a massive market for new skins and at some stage I will buy myself a grey dapple skin but for now I’m loving it as it is.

BTW If you check out the Teegle shop it’s Horse AV’s to the right and rezz/ridable horses to the left.  Also outside is a whole padlock of horses for you to check out and of course ridable demos.

Teegle

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“”Old World” Charm.(Dollarbies).

I spotted a flapping fish being used as decor and I want it for my beach so I grabbed the info and that’s how I ended up back at a shop called “Old World”.

This is a shop which flys a bit under the radar and yet it’s STUFFED with such good stuff.  A lot is in the Role Play vein yet so much of it is perfect for anyone’s home but mainly garden.  For people who have small plots of land, there are ready-made veg gardens where you simply rezz and enjoy.

At the LM are a whole load of Dollarbies.  This Pavillion is one of them, just stunning and it’s a good reflection of the standard of the designs you can buy and only 11 prims.

This is as good now as it was when it was first set out for us.  I think it has 4 textures and this is the one I like the best.it

Oh Lord, I love bagels and these bagels look good enough to eat. You get 2 in the pack both wearables but you can rezz one as decor as it’s only 1 prim.  The second one comes with a sort of “hold helper” which is a bit like an “ankle lock” and as you can see it makes for a good pose.

That potted plant is another Dollarbie.  There are many more and if you want to splash out it’s only 20Lds to join the group and there are some handy decor items.  I may join it just to grab the heap of snow-covered pumpkins which will look great at Wintertime.

As for the fish, I’m going to have to walk around yet again as although I’ve checked out the Marketplace shop it’s not there.

Old World (Marketplace)

Old World (Inworld).

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Old, New & SALE! (Freebies).

Even if you’re not an SL homemaker scroll to the end of this post for info on freebie tights.

ChiMia has a 50% sale going on and if you like it pay for it and you automatically get a 50% refund sent back to you.  I’ve not tried it out yet as you know me, I spotted the FREEBIES grabbed them and scurried back home.

You can just about make me out in this cabin and yes this is one of the freebies.

I’m just using our sim windlight settings so show this off.  Only 51 prims for something big enough to fit a kitchen, bedroom, living room in.

Another freebie is this fire which does go really well with the cabin but the back brick wall doesn’t blend in as well so I tested it in edit mode and although you lose the hearthstone it looks better without and even better it fits in the corner so neatly.

As for that little gift wrapping set up I know one of us blogged it and although I can’t remember who I do remember it as all of that is 1 prim!

I didn’t grab the lamp but the other thing I did grab was a pack of pastel/autumn shade stockings which come with system layers and appliers.  I will be trying them on when I log back in as they do look perfectly coloured for this season.

UPDATE: Damn I’ve just spotted a piece of furniture I bought just a week or so ago is now in this sale for half price but I ain’t mad as I love it.

PS. For the VIP Gifts the group is free to join and you pay a linden and it’s returned to you.

ChiMia

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Free or Cheap.

It’s not often I get to use this pose so it was fun to dust it off as it’s pretty suitable for these free flower patches from CJ Creations.

You get two patches, one of the yellow flowers and the other one is Daisys.  Pretty standard in size and prims (1prim) but as you can see a nice dense texturing so a fine Free For All gift from CJ Creations.

To find this you need to go into the large greenhouse and it’s on your right but there is much more outside.

Although there is a lot of varied things one of the big things about the CJ shop is the small scene-setting little plots.  Faith and I love nothing better than faffin on our sim but for most renters, you have a small plot to work with and of course, not everyone wants to faff so these premade scenes are perfect. Just a quick rezz and you can change the look of your garden to suit your mood.

Last night before I logged off I popped into the “TWE12VE” event (it starts on the 12th of each month) which is celebrating a Birthday and on each stall is an item set out for, go on have a guess?  Nope, not free but only 12Ld.  All of the gifts have a little picture so you can see what is in the gift bag so you can make your mind up before you buy.  It wasn’t until I zoomed in closely that I realised this was patterned in a sea theme when I’d put it on it’s colours have a more muted Autumn feel to me.

You get lots of fits and a nice hud of textures and because the body of this top has a puffed out fit it means that I found more things like the blue skirt I’m wearing fitted nicely under it.

BUT this will shock you because I’m sorely tempted to buy the cropped hoodie even though they have slogans on the front.  Not only are they just 99Ld but the designs/slogans are pretty fun.

CJ Creations 

TWE12VE(sic)

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Updating RL.(Dollarbie).

Yup guess who’s back.

I’ve been waiting for Faiths return for ages as I’ve had this sky sign floating on my side just waiting for her return lol.  Very appropriate, for the upcoming Halloween season of course.

Those “Flying Monkeys” do actually fly around.

Super impressed with this Dollabie from the Antique Artistry Marketplace shop.  I also bought the Victorian clothesline and again super impressed.  Now yes for the price and prims these are basic but actually in a good way if you know what I mean?  I’ve linked you to the shop and not just to this sign and there are a lot of Dollarbies for you to check out.

As for “Updating RL” that’s true.  We’re finally getting a much-needed improvement done to our home which is going to take the best part of the week, if not all of it, I should be free to SL even more as the chances of me doing any paid work has gone out the window.

So being able to SL more is the good side the bad side is my poor little mouse has died! Obviously, I’m talking about my computer mouse, I use a vertical one which is supposed to be ergonomically designed to work best with the human hand and it does I LOVE(D) that mouse but now it’s deader than my hopes and dreams. I’m having to use a spare basic one which quite frankly is a pain in the ass.  So I’ve ordered a replacement mouse and God/Amazon willing it should be here by Wed and until then in RL I will curse and berate this basic one.

Antique Artistry 

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Got enough of these.(Dollarbies).

I seem to be growing a fine crop of mushrooms in my RL back garden and I actually LOVE seeing them poking their way through the grass.

So far I’m still floating around in my ghost sheet and I decided to hunt/haunt down where I got it from and it’s a shop called Hanaya but it doesn’t seem to have an inworld shop anymore which is how I ended up on its Marketplace shop.

This little table/chair set is a Dollarbie.

A really good adult AV size and each item is 2 prims. You can mod them and I shrank one of them down to a really small size and then sat on it which is how I found out that if you do that then the mushroom instantly returns to its full size.  So if you shrink these down and scatter them around your home/sim then you have instant secret seats just by sitting on them.

Since I’m already logged into the Marketplace I may have a mooch around there and hopefully I will find something new…and free of course.

PS.  The Ghost costume worn in my last post is for sale in the Hanaya MP shop but it does come with a price tag.

Hanaya Home & Garden (Marketplace)

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I treated myself. (90Lds).

My part of the sim is a bit like a mini farm and of course, every farm needs a dirty old tractor.

Even though I already have a tractor this beauty is only 90Lds (I might have to double-check it but I’m about 99% sure it was 90 and 100% sure it was under 100Lds) and only 7 prims so it was a no brainer for me.  It does come with some rather good poses ie repairing it, driving (although this is not a drivable item).

This is a B-Made item.  This is a shop you may remember me mentioning because although as yet it’s not a massive shop I think I’ve managed to purchase most of whats on sale and I’d actually called in just to see if there was anything new to tempt me and as you can see there was.  To get this though you will have to head to the Flourish event, which happens to be on the same stunning sim but it’s easier to use my LM to the event.

B-Made@Flourish

B-Made