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Are you lost?(Updated)

People use SL for lots of reasons, it’s fun to play dressing up, you can interact with people all over the world, create your dream home and of course nookie and shopping BUT SL is a bit like a large city in that so much seems to be going on and everyone else seems to be having so much fun and you just feel like a tiny little ant in a big World and you’re missing out.

Of course, there are some amazing Role Play sims and communities but I for one have never been able to get into that mindset to be a good player plus I wouldn’t really have the time needed for good RP.

Anyhow the whole point of this random post is I think I have found a home for the lost n lonely, although you don’t actually have to rent a home.  Quite a few weeks ago I stumbled upon the Orchard Heights Sims and I’ve been in the group ever since.

Orchard Heights consists of 14 sims landscaped and decored to perfection.  These are rental sims but from what I’ve seen each house is stunning and each sim has a sorta theme to it ie beach, woodlands.  I would struggle to chose where to rent if I was looking for a home BUT from being in the group I can see that it’s more than just home rentals it is, in fact, a whole community and so many events are put on, every day there is a breakfast get together, films are played in SL for you to watch in RL and on and on a really lovely and genuine attempt to give people a place to be and something to do.

It goes without saying you do not have to be a renter and you only need to be in the group to be informed of these regular events and although these are RP sims I think in most cases the RP actually consists of you just living there and being a good resident.

Now for the cop-out, I’ve been popping in and out of these sims just trying to get pictures to show you but I have lag issues with the sims which is actually a real bummer as I would love to use them for backdrops and in fact, photography is encouraged but I just lag.  So I’m going to put the link to the Rental office, trust me even that is a gorgeous build in a lovely setting, and the link to 2 of the Orchard Heights Flickr accounts so you can see for yourself what I’m talking about.  You can use the LM’s given to you in the rental shop to TP and check out all the different sims for yourself and there is lots of hangout places just for those who don’t even want to be in a group but would just like to loiter in a lovely setting.

Faith has just posted that the info note you can get does suggest you lower your “Drawer to 64” then this will make it so much better and you’re damned right I’m going to do that.  Sometimes it’s payback in that you pack sims with stunning landscapes, builds, decor etc it can be laggy to some but adjusting your settings won’t detract from your enjoyment and in fact increase it.  Thanks Faith.

PS Just because I’m a lag B*itch doesn’t mean you will be.

PPS That isn’t a picture of one of the sims it’s just a random picture I took this morning.

Orchard Heights Rental Office

Orchard Heights Flickr

Orchard Heights Flickr

I should be working but….(Freebie).

But instead of working I’m Sim Hopping and came across the “Special Moments” shop (above the doorway it says The Plaza) which I’d already been too and since the GG is still out and I already had it a quick TP home, rezz, snap and here it is.

A very pink, pink lemonade dispenser only 2 prims and ont touch and you get a nice glass of pink lemonade to slurp on.  This and another Gift are to be found just at the entrance to the shop. The other gift is a lit up VIP sign which I will probably use some time as a prop in a picture.

I should be working but I found a Twix in the bottom of the drawer, I must have hidden it a long time ago and forgot about it, and I’m just gonna have a lazy Monday sim hopping.

Special Moments

Perfect Ten – grab your Platform Home!

Oh gosh, I’ve been super busy in real life as its – what we call- a Bank Holiday weekend . Just means we get Monday off work and everrrryone goes a bit nuts partying yay! Anywayyy a real quick post about a fahbulous item thats in the latest round of Perfect Ten. It’s by Lunar Seasonal Designs and is a Platform House. I haven’t had time to take a multitude of photos as per usual – but here it is in all its glory. Basically it’s all you could need & want in a  home but without walls – mmhmm – new concept which is utterly brilliant. LSD always has plenty of features and colour change options – no change with this item either. The animations for the kitchen are fantastic, there is even a bar area at the rear and a niftily fitted in bathroom. Go take a peek, its all set up for you to play with PLUS 50% discount during the event. Thanks Luna ❤

Perfect Ten

I have it all! (FREEBIES)

Woah! So I finally got over to the Cosmopolitan event which turns out to be celebrating 5 years in SL and you know what that means?  Nope no cake but even better…OOODLES and OOODLES of gifties and even better the gifts are so good!

OK ignore the room I’m in as it’s actually a Rare Gacha win from this event, yes I do spend Lindens lol, but the rest is all freebies and I was having a very pleasant time just rezzing stuff, trying the clothes on and of course seeing what is editable and then I get the heads up that this event only has a few more days left to go!!!

So I snapped some basic piccies in my Nams setting of what I already had out so you can see the quality and yes this shabby chic/romantic fireplace is editable LOL.

It’s obvious whats what in this picture but if you don’t need any new decor items don’t worry, shoes, boots, clothes, nails, jewelry etc are all there as well and from well-known SL shops.

The dress in the top picture is from one of my fav SL shops and I loved this metallic with sheer bits outfit as well.  There was a pair of jeans as well as a halter top that I had briefly tried on and that top is a keeper for me when I refind it.

I will be logging back in-world soon to continue with my happy unpacking and sorting out but since this event is in its last few days I didn’t want to delay telling you about it.  So over all really you need to just go and join the Cosmopolitan group, invite in the entry, and click away as there are so many gifts and so many lovely surprises just waiting for you.

Update because I’ve found out we have till the 13th to get grabby so still a reasonable amount of time but at the same time don’t linger.

Cosmopolitan (Behind you and up the steps).

MP for a Dollarbie.

Just a quickie cos RL is calling.

A sweet Dollarbie from a shop called “The Ruddy Duck”

A simple planter of Hibiscus flowers.  It says “copy and mod” but I haven’t had time to play with it not that it needs to be changed.  So a lovely and simple sweet gift for your home/garden.

“OK, FFS RL I’m COMMING!”

The Ruddy Duck(Marketplace).

Trapped in the Gym!(Freebies)

This gym is a build I have on our sim and next door is the photo studio I used when I need to take a quick pic or a close up.  Since I don’t want to take off my new gym clothes  I thought I would use this room for my next 2 posts even though what I’m going to show you has no relation to gym/exercise etc LOL.

This just turned up this morning from NC(Noble Creations) and since I’m not in their group but I am subbed to them I’m going to assume it’s been sent out to all us subbers.   NC, leans towards the RP/Medieval/Victorian style but as I always say do not let that put you off.  Amazing statement pieces and smaller decor items that will fit into any home or garden and lend a classy style to your home.

This is a perfect example of what you get,  exc texturing and low prim because it’s only 1 prim for a full sized standing mirror.  As it happens I also noticed it comes with a resizer menu and I wonder if you could shrink a copy down small enough to fit on a dressing table so you could have a matching pair?

UPDATE because I popped over to NC I can’t see this mirror in the Sub history or set out with the other GG’s, but slap the sub board and it might get resent out in the near future OR even better the NC Group is still FREE to join and I recognise some items that I’ve already blogged but a couple which are new to me.  So you might not be able to score this mirror but trust me a quick pop over, join the group ,grab that stuff and if you can’t remain in the NC group slap the sub so you don’t miss any more goodies being sent out.

The second randomness is an adorable April shower umbrella and matching bag set.

This is the pose they come with and you can wear them as separates.  Yes, I did rezz them on the ground and at 14 prims for the brolly and 20+ for the bag a bit too high to use as decor items.  Even if you don’t want these items there are other gifts at Sevyn East, a couple of which I have shown you before and a couple I haven’t.  So worth a pop over to check it all out.

PS. Don’t worry about that “flaw” with the bag, if you can even spot it, the floor of this gym is one of those super glazed ones with a copy of what’s above underneath to give the impression that the floor is so shiny it’s reflecting what’s above.  Looks amazing but when it comes to rezzing things I have to be careful as they usually end up rezzed under the floor.  So the bag is perfectly fine it’s the floor that’s creating a bit of an issue.

NC(Noble Creations)

Sevyn East

All you can eat for $50L

A little while ago I blogged about a free item from Maya’s, I was so impressed with her prefabs at the store I joined the subscribo to keep informed. Most all of the builds are $50L! Loads of styles , stores, homes and sim decor – brilliant price. I got a notice yesterday about a new build so dashed over to see it – but there isn’t a rezzer to do so – sooooo I read all about it on their market place store and decided “what the heck” its only $50″ and bought it. Dead chuffed I did, it’s really really lovely. Sooo above is the exterior shot, there is an extended balcony out the back and of course the smaller cozy one at the front. The two trees are included as is ALL the furniture, lamps etc – bloomin good deal

Here is a little taster on whats inside, as you can see its deliciously furnished, even the lights vary from room to room. Some adorable little decor touches, you’ll also find a ladder that takes you upstairs to the bedroom – complete with bed etc. (You will receive both furnished and unfurnished versions).  If you do visit the inworld store, make sure to go upstairs and check out the group gifts .

Cottage EMPTY:

103 prims

19,5 m x 16 m

Cottage fully furnished :

213 prims

19,5 m x 16 m

Maya’s store

Maya’s market place store