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Coupledom

Couples Bench- Dench Designs - Neve tied top NEW!

o.O its not often I post any coupley snaps is it? Well I couldn’t resist this bench from Dench Designs on a recent shopping trip – so Player was lurrrred into posing with me ❤ I just adore this bench, its unashamedly for couples, although a couple of the poses are brill for singles also. Each pose rezzes little bits n bobs such as a couple of deer,  a mug of coffee, little birdies – and this pose above – a posy of flowers which is beautifully animated to sniff and admire.

Couples Bench - Dench Designs 100L - Lok's barrel planters

I set my bench up in our newly made garden, bought some sweet planters from Lok’s to snazz the area up – really low prim and SO inexpensive! The doves are mine btw, and old purchase. The tree is actually joined onto the bench, so you get a great complete item. Ohhhh I haven’t mentioned the music have I ! – Gawd yes, you get three songs built right into the bench – smewchy ones of course . Volume control and selection of tracks in the menu.

Couples Bench NEW - Dench Designs

There is even a little kissy pose – awww ! So adorable and its animated like a story – meet up, talk, touch,kiss – isn’t that just so cute?! Dench Designs has a new section just for Valentines day, lots and lots of pretties, some are transfer, some are not so be careful what you want is what you get . This bench is only $100L, steal!

Dench Designs (teleport to the Vday section by the entrance)

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Rustic living

Scarlet Creaive gacha prizes @ The Arcade

It’s almost time to gird your loins and do battle to get into a new round of The Arcade. If you can get in (I always wait at least a week to try) head straight for Scarlet Creative’s gacha machine, you’ll find the most gorgeous prizes of the whole event, and for just 50L a pop ! There are six items in the machine and one rare – which is the barn. Hmm I say barn but its a lot more posh than I’d imagine a barn to be. Low Land impact means you can go crazzzzylegs mad with decorating your new space – always a good thing.

Scarlet Creative couch - The Arcade Gacha - Lok's rug texture change 10L @ Heatwave

One of the common wins is this darling couch, crammed full with sweet poses to keep you dillydallying around. I picked up the rug from The Wash in the heatwave event – only 10L from Lok’s , its texture change too – a real must have.

Scarlet Creative @ The Arcade rare

As usual with Charlotte’s builds, there are nooks and crannies to discover and delight you. I was hooked on the stairs – lovely curve with windows alongside – the wood textures are rustic and charming, they give a real sense of warmth throughout. So, basically you have two levels in this space – I noted upstairs there are two alcoves which the stove and kitchen cupboard fit perfectly into. (see photo 1)

Scarlet Creative @ The Arcade

Another common win is the artisits desk – comes complete with potted plant, book & beaker – the doggy is my own – he keeps on appearing in my photos !  Dont forget The Arcade does not open until the 1st June  – Thanks Charlotte ❤

The Arcade Blog – shopping preview 

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Lovely free & inexpensive pretties

Free gifts and towel rail Dench Designs

Lok’s has a new subscriber gifty out, it’s a shelving unit – you get two versions in the box. One with added décor and one without, so you can choose how many prims you want to use – nifty! The tub is Lok’s prize in the HFYIS (hunt for your inner slut), at just 2 prims it’s a real winner and has various adult poses, couples only though. I picked up the towel holder from Dench Designs the other day, it comes with a HUD and you have three different colours for the towels. Cost is only $40L, just perfect for a finishing touch to your bathroom.

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“Lok” up your pennies this ones free

Subscriber gift FREE - Table with 2 cushions - rezzes various props

Lok’s have a fantastic subscriber gift out at the moment, so head over and join up ! Its a low table with pillows, very low prim and ever so decorative. The pillows contain a good amount of poses that with suit both males & females – PLUS if you touch the table there are quite a few items it can rez. I’ve got the whole lot rezzed here but you can pick and choose what you want out. Take a moment to have a scoot around while you’re there, Lok’s has SO much to offer for your home, garden and beach.

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Home & Garden Expo part quatre

 

HGE Glas Houses - Veronika prefab

I had the pleasure of taking a look at some of the new builds by Sandi Glas, the one above is “Veronika” and its my favourite ! Veronika is a large and spacious bungalow type home. A huge lounge area with bricked wall one end which is perfect for placing a fire against. Some lovely features with working blinds (open,closed and a little of both) The front is very traditional with flower beds all ready to plant up and a rear patio area that’s large enough to take furniture and plants. It feel so homely and cozy inside, beautiful cream doors fitted throughout.

HGE Veronika home - Loks plants

I found the patio of the Veronika home ideal for the Lok planters, which I totally fell in love with as they are almost identical to the one in my real life garden. Pumpkin patches for seasonal colour above . Free bucket & mop from [DDD] btw.

HGE Veronika home Lok's

Some vibrant daisies in a quadrant shaped pallet  which stole my heart right away (yes I’m a sucker for pretty flowers)

HGE Lok's

At the front in those bedding areas I placed these vibrant sunflowers ! I adore sunflowers, they always remind me of soldiers in a row. Loks has plenty of new items to get you busy ferreting in your wallets – from plants to industrial styled bedrooms and lounges.

Glas Houses @ The Home & Garden Expo

Lok’s @ The Home & Garden Expo

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[DDD] Group gift bucket & mop

 

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Cookies for all (Freebies)

Freebies - catch of the day Lunar Seasonal Designs

I happened across a notecard today that told me allll about the end of summer sale going on at The Cookie Jar – I sped over as its one of my fav places to shop. So glad I did, because not only where there heaps of bargains – some of the designers had placed out free Cookie Jar group gifts! (group is free to join) Above is from Lunar Seasonal Designs, you get this low prim picnic table which has an unbelievable amount of texture options for the wood and cloth (seriously!), plus you can click it and set out food for up to four people. If you touch the cutlery or the can you get a wearable animated prop to wear.

Freebies - catch of the day grill

You also get the firepit, low prims, oooodles of colour options for the stones, the wood etc, plus you can choose from fish, corn or both to cook – LOVE it ! Lunar has also thoughtfully included two cooler boxes, one lower prim than the other – they both dispense a drink.

Freebies - cookie jar - potted plant not free (but cheap!)

I also nabbed this darling lawn chair from Finishing Touches – only 2 prims and treated myself to the mesh potted plant from M&M. You can choose the pots patterns and colour, plus the earth etc. only 19L – a great and useful purchase.

Freebies for group - The cookie jar

Then I found a little stash of deco items, the shelving is a gift from Loks, again two versions included and also a planter from Bumbershoot and a sweet gnome eating cookies. The vase & flower is from Zoe’s Garden. I did buy a few *cough* well ok a LOT of items while I was there, totally worth going too !

The Cookie Jar

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A home of your own (renting in SL)

Boathouse rental home

For six years I was a landlord in SecondLife, in fact I think I only ever rented homes/land for myself for about 3 months, then bought land and the rest is my SL history. Renting your own place is a big draw for a lot of people, a place to log into, a place to decorate, to hang out in with friends or lovers. Home rentals is a big market in Second Life, and the choices almost limitless! It can seem a bit overwhelming though , for new residents – they are encouraged to go “premium” by Linden Lab to own a home. However, you don’t need to go premium at all to get a space of your own. There are plenty of landlords in Second Life that offer all sorts of places for you to settle right into. I sent a trusted friend off with a small amount of cash, with instructions to rent a place and decorate it as cheaply and prettily as possible. I was pretty amazed actually that she found this gorgeous houseboat on day one. Its set in a realistic marina, with open access to the sea and a dock for your own boat. All for the tiny rent of 200L per week with 150 prims tossed in ! If you utilise the classifieds search function and type in something like “rental home”, a list as long as your arm will pop up for you to ponder. If you want more privacy than a land based home offers, check out the “sky homes”. Teleport over and take a peek at the homes, you’ll be able to go inside and inspect before paying rent. It’s important to also be a “good tenant” – this means paying your rent on time (the rent box should be outside the property and will probably also show you how much time you have left). If you’re unsure how many prims you have out, ASK your landlord to check for you – it’s a simple thing for them to do, they might even have a prim counter inside your home or on your rent box – so ask them ! You should be offered a group to join – this is IMPORTANT – if you’re not in the rental group you wont be able to rez any of your objects or set your space as your “home location” – so make sure you’ve got it ! If the invite didn’t come through, ask your landlord for it again.

Boathouse decor 2  Loks mesh trolley coffee table 1 prim !- Cleo Design vase with flowers, persnikety drainer, Cleo design tray & divider - Free 1 prim cupcake

Back to the houseboat, its pretty spacious and sooper adorable. I was gobsmacked at the decor that had been found. A lot from gacha yardsales, which are a really handy source of low cost items for your home. As each new round of gacha events ends, the prices do seem to drop (unless it’s a rare item). Some items were from the market place and are mostly dollarbies. (all info below) Above is a selection of items – drainer from persnickety 25L – Tray table from Cleo Designs 20l – 1 prim cupcake that gives out wearable cakes is free – Paris screen behind is one prim and only 50L , I especially liked the mesh “Barbary Coast Freight Cart Coffee Table” that she found at Lok’s – 1 prim  and SO stylish for 49L only ! The sweet votive was from Grimalkin and a gacha item for just 25L – the vase of lilacs another bargain from Cleo Designs at 40L .

Boathouse decor 3 WS Bench dollarbie ! - decor flowers

One of my favourite finds she made was this dollarbie bench by *WS* on the market place, 5 prims with couples and singles animations, you get two versions, white or dark wood.

BoatHouse decor items  - Kusshon breakfast bar

Biggest purchase was at Kusshon, but it really seems to steal the show inside the boathouse’s living space. The “coffee hour” set is a winner if your short on space , touch controlled for three wood colours, coffee machine built right in and two scrummy stools with male & female poses. You also get a couple of decor items to scatter around included. Low Li and at 240L, it really wont break the bank. All the other decorative bits n bobs were gacha yard sale purchases from 10L – 25L, seriously you need to get yardsaling ! Ohhh almost forgot – the retro telephone is from The Mustard Seed, its 30L and one prim – great buy.

boathouse upper deck - Tidbits table and chairs set dollarbie !

This fantastico patio set was a market place treat by Tidbits, a dollarbie ! Lovely poses and the whole set comes in at 11 Li.

FREE Bunny hutch with static bunnies ! Animated bunny 30L !

There was this adorable group gift from Dench Designs too, a bunny hutch ! Its got bunnies inside  (static) The bunny outside the pen is animated, for 30L you too can have your own hoppy skippy  bunneh. Group is free to join btw. The upper deck of the boathouse seems to be a perfect place for it, always makes a place more homely with pets . I think the hutch is 6Li, but you’d have to check to be sure !

Dench Designs Dog with sounds 30L and bowls 15L each ! Super low prim yay!

Speaking of pets, check out this gorgeous Bassett Hound doggy ! He is only 1 prim ! He has a sound menu, meaning he woofs and sniffs, you can alter the amount of noises and volume handy ! A real bargain at only 30L, the food & water bowls are 15L each. No laggy scripts involved, your landlord will adore you *wink*, he can be found at Dench Designs, lurking outside in the garden area.

Pro – tips for renting a home from a private landlord:

1) Pay for one week at a time – you stand to lose little if you decide it’s not what you want, or you don’t like the neighbours!

2) Check the prim allowance and stick to it. Ask about a prim counter, if you need extra prims ASK before using them and see what it will cost.

3) If you like more privacy check out sky homes.

4) If you own pets/babies etc, make sure they are permitted in your home. Some landlords have rules regarding leaving them animated while you’re not there – as they can cause lag and spoil the experience for other residents.

5) If you would like a television or media set up – talk to your landlord about “deeding” and permissions.

The Boathouse rental: Emmons-Key Marina – both Player and I have been to take a look around and I have to say – we LOVED it! Plenty of space, incredibly inexpensive to rent and a shedload of prims included. The access to water to sail on is a BIG bonus.

Gacha yardsale list at Seraphim – Look at the tabs at the top of the homepage and choose “yardsales” – literally ooodles of them to choose from, some only cover The Arcade, but plenty cover ALL gacha events. Great pickings for cheap cheap cheap decor items for your space !

Seraphim

Decor info:

az 1 prim cupcake free !

az plates free!

HCC “go away” doormat dollarbie !

WS animated bench dollarbie! 

Patio set dollarbie !

Dench Designs

Cleo Designs

Lok’s

Kusshon

Persnickity