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SIMply Fantastic.(Freebies).

I’m so easily distracted, I’m supposed to be landscaping our sim but yet again I got sidetracked by this brilliant gift from Little Branch.

I thought it was a Silver Birch, I have one of those in my RL garden and it has a special place in my heart but this one is called a “Golden Birch” as you can see it has that silvery bark that all Silver Birches have.  What you can’t see is this tree has a lovely delicate movement to it plus it’s SEASONAL! and I’ve only just recently did a post where I said if you can afford it buy your landscaping that is seasonal.  It’s a FREE group gift and the board it and the group invite are on is right next to the LM.

This is a really big tree which does show in the prims, I do believe it’s 12prims, you wouldn’t want to make it any bigger but if you shrink it down you obviously reduce the prims.  Even shrunk down to the 5prim mark you will be left with a tree which was still a decent size.  For me, since I’m after sim stuffers, ie extremely low prims I would only use this as a feature tree-dotted around, however, if you have only a small plot with just the space for a handful of plants this is perfect.

Check out this close up to see why.

You also get a couple of patches of grass and a shaped piece of land, I have used one of the patches of grass which is 4 prims for just that small plot but it’s so dense and really looks like real grass.

Little Branch

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FREE, 25Lds and “you paid how much”!!!!

Faith has waved her fairy wand and our sim has gone from blinding white to green in celebration of Spring, and yes I know it’s early but it’s our SL and in our SL it’s getting warmer.

Anyhow, I decided it was time to refresh the tree’s, any excuse to go shopping.

This is the FREEBIE from Nadine Reverie’s shop called 3D Trees (but there is more than just tree’s in her shop or rather her sims).

I’ve rezzed 2 copies of this Hawthorn Tree and shrunk the one that’s slightly in front of the larger one.  Both sizes are 10prims but this is a substantial tree and if you have a small plot then a tree of this size is a perfect plot filler.  Although it’s a freebie it lacks none of the quality and a nice little bonus is that it’s copy and MOD, my fav word.  I didn’t tear it apart limb from limb but I know that you can take big chunks of it to create big shrubs and they work out at just 1 prim.  So I’ve left these 2 on our sim and when I get back in I’m gonna shred em.

These trees are the 25Ld ones and I will be back to the “Over the Moon” shop as there is other landscaping items at more than reasonable prices.

All of these pictures were taken in our sims setting and I think there is a lovely haze around these trees but they stand up so well in so many settings and again only 25Lds! Copy as well, not sure about mod as I’ve only just started slapping stuff down and will get to the finer landscaping when I’ve got all the planting I want.

These trees come in sets of 6 linked together and for the linked trees they’re only 2 prims and they have a nice random link to them and I have spotted they are mod but I’ve not played with them yet.

These are the “you paid how much”trees.

TBH I can’t remember how much I paid for these Larch tree’s it probably was something like 1,250Lds and they were worth every Linden.

One of the lessons I’ve learned is that if you can buy landscaping that is seasonal then buy it because if it’s as quality as these are they will last you not just for SL years but SL seasons as changing out seasonal landscaping can cost you so much money in the end so trees, shrubs etc like this can end up being a great investment in the end.

You can also buy these trees at cheaper prices, I think they start at 300Lds, of course at that price they come with some restrictions ie non-copy, non-seasonal etc but it’s clearly marked on the box as to what that set does.  As I’ve said I’ve got the seasonal and in this picture they’re set for spring.  This is a great shop even if you just have a small plot as you can buy eveything from a single tree to a forest and with if you check out her MP shop you can buy from as little as 10Lds!

PS. These massive trees and unbelievably only 2-3 prims.

Over the Moon. (Marketplace shop)

Over the Moon.(Inworld shop)

3D Trees. (Inworld) OK, The LM will take you a set LM and in front of you is 3 boxes clearly marked and you just click on the one for the trees and once you’ve TPed you just  follow the path through the”golden archway” past the AV, I swear he has been stood there for a couple of days now, past the grapevines on the trellis and VOILA it’s just there on the small hill in front of the Swamp Cyprus tree’s LOL.  Sounds a bit convoluted but honestly if you go over I think it will all seem clear as to where you have to go to find it plus I must add that I don’t think the tree is marked as being free but when you click on it you can see it is.

3D Trees. (Marketplace Shop)

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Yes & No.(Freebies and Cheapies).

First the Freebie.  Sorry but branches for horns is just one of those things which aren’t my cup of tea but these are pretty decent and in the dark, those lit bits really light up and people do love them.  I picked them up from a shop that is new to me or should I say a “sim” as this home and garden shop is spread all over a whole sim so when I get some SLing time I’m going to have a nice wander around.

There is another GG out for us at the Love Home LM which are stars for you to scatter on your land or wall.

“The Cookie Jar” Christmas Market, where I picked up the wreath, is neat and tidy little event so if you’re short on time then it’s a nice little pop over and since all the freebies are on the table at the LM then it will take you even less time but I did have a wander around and spotted this super wreath for 50Lds which is just my cup of tea.

I actually haven’t had the time to open any of the Freebies so I have no idea of whats there but there is plenty of them to ensure you find some keepers. The wreath is on the DD (Dreamland Design stall) and I said it cost me only 50Lds and is 3 prims.  I actually love Hellebores and have them in my RL garden and as soon as I spotted this it was in the bag as we say.  What you can’t see is that it does come with a delicate sparkle but there is a copy of it on the stall so you can check it out for yourself.  My only grumble is that it’s non-mod because after Christmas I’d like to keep it up and it would look better without the bow.

PS.  GIVE BLOOD! Ok, I’m not after a pat on the back or anything because it was only a couple of years ago that I finally decided to man-up, or woman-up, and go give blood.  Yes, it’s 2 pricks (they prick your finger for a drop to test for iron first) and pricks hurt! BUT it’s nothing, it’s a couple of seconds of “ouchie” and especially at this time of year when people are busy doing stuff the blood banks run low.  AND at the moment in the UK, they’re so short of O & B Negative blood that if you have this blood type you can just walk in, you can do that in any case but it’s better to make an appointment, and they will DRAIN YOU as they’re desperately short.  So check out the nearest blood donation service to you and just go because one day it might just be YOU who needs that donation. PS They give you biccies and a drink afterwards so it’s not all bad.

Love Homes

The cookie Jar Christmas Market.

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Crash, bang, wallop, *****!!!(Cheapies).

“Crash, bang, wallop, *****”, is the sound my Christmas tree made when it crashed down and the “*****” is the sound my OH made when it landed on him!  This is the second time it’s done it and if it does it one more time I’m getting out the Duct tape and taping the bugger to the wall!

I’m still fiddling away in my SL house and I’d just thrown some really nice scrunched up rugs on the floor when I decided to pop over to the shop I got them from to sniff out any freebies or in this case cheapies.

I would have sworn I already had these but I can’t find them in my invent, no surprise there.  Super, 2 prims each and only ??? I forgot the prices of the things I picked up but nothing was more than 10Lds and in the Myth shop they’re clearly priced so you can check before you buy.  I was going to put these on my staircase but they’re non-editable which is totally fine.

A pot with a “Trow” over it.  Not making fun of the typo because I make enough of them myself.  So it is what it is and pretty nice at that.  I took my pictures in my sim setting.

A quirky messy chest of drawers, it’s not really to my taste but again so cheap I just grabbed it to show you.  Perfect for a Kawaii lover or a child’s room.

Last one.  Look at the sticky plaster on the teapot!  Although this doesn’t suit the furniture in my garden room this oversized tray/teapot etc reminds me of children’s tea party or a Mad Hatters themed setting.

Sorry about the lack of prices but again everything was under 10Lds and there a lot more than what I’m showing you on the wall behind the reception desk so make sure to check the shop out even if what I’ve shown you isn’t of interest.  Once you’ve filled your invent with the cheapies make sure to check out both floors of this shop and definitely outside.  So many tempting things for your home and garden and not badly priced at all….I had to scurry home quickly before I caved in.

Myth

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Well I never, quickie.(Freebies).

I was rummaging in my invent, binning this n that and tucking things away and I came across a folder of plants I previously blogged but in that folder from the same shop was also 2 boxes of “old stuff” and boy am I glad I opened them.

Usually, when stuff is “old” it’s a bit lacking but also they can give you a chuckle however in this box of old stuff I found some very interesting items.I’m just going to show you 1 item and it’s this “Candelabra Wand” and as you can see from my glowing face it’s super bright.  I didn’t rezz a copy to see how many prims it is but laid on a table it will act as a magical lamp or wear it when you’re on a hunt to light your way.  There are 2 other “wands” plus as it happens some Christmassy items TBH I’m just going to leave it to you to unpack have a chuckle, bin what you don’t want but I bet you will keep a few of them.

Don’t worry when you get there and it’s a “Rental Office”.  Lunaria is the name of this rental agency but it’s also a shop so just walk through a couple of rooms and you will find the 2 boxes on the floor in the room which has a lot of Free to join Group Gifts and it’s the plants I’ve previously blogged but there is also clothes and Lucky Boards.

PS. Why the HELL is the whole of the UK blanketed in snow and it don’t even have the slightest dusting of the stuff! I WANT SNOW!

Lunaria

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It’s a Gacha Life.(Freebies).

When Xmas is over I’m going to have to take some blogging time off and go TRASH crazy.  It’s been another stunning year for events, gifts, freebies etc and it’s still just the start of December.  So with a heavy heart and stuffed invent I Tped over to “It’s a Gacha Life” which is a smaller Gacha fair, check out the building for more Gacha’s as I almost missed them”.

Gonna be honest and say that out of everything I saw I only took the Simply Shelby gift because LOOK AT IT!!!

Who wouldn’t want this in their home or/and garden and although not a Christmas plant those colours are definitely are.

I actually have a decent amount of items from Shelby Oliver’s shop now and the one thing I know is that her stuff isn’t just excellent but on the whole, it’s EDITABLE! Which is a really lovely thing to do because it means you can strip things down, tear it apart, shrink or grow in and in this case you can also make copies.  Only 2 prims for the whole thing but if you separate it then it’s 2 for the plant and 2 for the pot and the pot on it’s own is good enough to make copies to pop in a plant you may have but don’t have a pot to put it in.  You can change the size of the plant but I do believe that the size it rezzes in is the smallest it will go.

I’ll post this now but once I’m back inworld I will do an update with the LM for the Simply Shelby shop not just to see if there is any GG’s in her shop but also to see if there is something to buy for my new home.

UPDATE.  Looks like I will have to return to Simply Shelby on the 12th as she is having a 12 Day of Christmas event (I’m assuming it starts on the 12th though) and even though I moan about my invent I can make more space for her stuff.  Don’t worry if you’re useless at hunting like me because the note said she will make it super easy.  I did get to see what she has on offer esp for this Christmas time and lots of tempting things there.

The Gacha Life.

Simply Shelby

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Awww Factor

Perfect ten is ongoing and I thought Id share another item from it with you today. This decorative landscaping piece is by HJM Design. Its massive so if you’ve got some land that needs Christmas’fying – this is your baby! The snowy icey mountain has a polar bear and skiing boy on top, surrounded by trees, then as you go further down each ledge has Eskimo boys in little coats doing different things – it’s really adorable. The two snowy trees at the sides are also attached btw. Dont forget if you buy this at the event you get a discount!

Perfect Ten