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You’ve got some land- what now?

Over the last few months Zan and I have moved home – primarily to downsize to a more affordable situation. We went from a homestead to half a homestead – it seemed at the time such a mammoth move, starting afresh, choosing new homes and landscaping what land we had.

Before we did anything with the land we both decided to hunt down a new home. Take your time over this, as everything else you do afterwards really depends on what style of home you choose. Check the market place under “Buildings and other structures” then select “residential structures”. Please do go and visit the inworld stores – I cant suggest this enough ! Pretty photos on the market place give you an IDEA of what a build is like, but seeing it in world is totally different. Think about the land impact, and what that leaves you to decorate the interior of the home and landscape the surrounding area.

If you are renting a chunk of land, you can edit the terrain but you may not be able to alter the terrain textures – we’ve found that “land forms” as shown above can be really useful. Zan has these from HMPD (not listed in their MP but in the inworld store) Also Alex Bader of studio-skye does some amazing mesh terrain, rocks, cliffs etc to totally transform your land and add character that a blank chunk of land just does not have. I’m pretty old school and I like to play with editing the land, shaping it, lifting it etc. The most useful tool I have for this is the “Land leveller”, basically its a wooden rectangle that you move around and the land follows – if you’d like a copy just drop me a note!

Once you have decided where to place your home you can then landscape around it. Zan and I have been in SL for a lifetime so over the years we have accumulated a LOT of stuff. We have our favourite designers for plants & trees, rocks, furniture etc and I will list a few below if you’d like to check them out. The key thing is not to rush and buy a ton of items, try and let it evolve and change – you might be surprised with what you come up with ! When I started in SL everything was tiki and beach based!

Moonlit Bay NEW

I’ve just scrapped everything on my side ! Both of us love love love to change homes and I was lured by the Dome home by Rebourne, its been out for a while but I had a hankering for it when it was released. It can be sky or land based, luckily for me Zan agreed to landscape around my new home – looks amazing ! Dont be nervous about editing the shape of your land, add a beach, add hills and fields, cut the plain shape up to create meadows and gardens. We have used a lot more open water between our homes, takes up no prims. Add a few waves et voila !

A short list of places we both love to spend lindens at:

HPMD – land forms & trees

Studio-skye – all types of landscaping

Dench Designs – furniture

3D – Trees and plants

Bazar – furniture

Hisa – homes

Salome Designs – ancient style homes

Trompe L’oeil – Homes

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Real Waves by Antreas Alter

Rebourne Homes

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Feed the addiction! (60Ld & 25Ld).

I went over to Muniick to pick up their 25Ld Tue offer because I need this in my SL life.

I am a sewing/craft hoarder both in RL and SL and if it’s an old antique item picked up from a charity shop it’s even better. So this 25Ld Tue offer from Muniick is just perfect. Only 3 prims.

Then I spotted this and because I’d not check out the 60Ld weekend offers I hadn’t seen it.

Wow, love it. This is the back of the caravan.

Obviously the front.

This is the only picture I took of the inside. There is plenty of space to move around in but this is a “tiny home” so as much as I tried to angle the camera to get the best shot I couldn’t really get anything better than this and there is a full sized version out for you to check out for yourself.

So for only 60Lds and you get a fully furnished (48 prims) of non furnished (37) and a whole raft of colour options for the outer shell, furniture, poses and even things like turning the fan and lamps off and on.

I bought the PG version and I’ve just checked and the Adult version is the same price.

I’ve just spotted as I was LM grabbing that if you already own this caravan which comes with just the 1 colour then you can get a free upgrade. Just check the board next to it.

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Its Time For $25L Tuesday !

Yippeee its Tuesday – that means a load of bargains for us all! This “Hot toddy” set is by Muniick, upon touch you are offered a cup full . 5Li and $25L – I had to have it. AF has a gorgeous chocolate sampler tray out for this round , look out for it ! Link below for the full gallery of participating stores.

$25L Tuesday

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Cleaning up.(25Ld Tue).

I already owned this vacuum from Muniick.  I picked it up when they had a sale on so I did get it cheap just not 25Ld cheap lol.

This is one of the 25Ld Tues items and if I hadn’t already owned it I would have snapped it up in a heartbeat.

I’ll give you the LM for the Muniic shop also the link to Seraphim blog as it’s so much easier to see what’s on offer esp if you’re not inworld.

ARGH I knew I shouldn’t go to the shop as I’m being tempted by the 2 other offers in this shop! A tabletop football game and a dartboard, 50 & 60Ls respectively…I love Muniick stuff!

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Seraphim. (Pictures & Hud).

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$25L Tuesday – what did I buy?

I was off like a rocket when I spotted this from Muniick ! A retro telephone table plus a phone. Both items have colour change and all really fabbo aged and faded tones – 4Li for the table, 2Li for the phone – and just $25L – what a steal.

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$25L Tuesday Gallery

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$25L Tuesday – what did I buy?

I wasn’t leaving this little beauty behind that’s for sure. The retro electro TV by Muniick – just 3Li and for only $25L – get in my shopping trolley! If you touch the screen there are 10 channels of looped animations (PG) to choose from, touch the casing of the screen for a choice of eight case colours. Love it ! You can see the rest of the offerings on Seraphim linked below – happy shopping ❤

$25L Tuesday gallery

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Nothing lasts forever.(Freebies).

The sun stayed out for all of 20 mins but that was all I needed to check my greenhouse is still standing, scurry out to the recycling bin, drink a big mug of coffee and now I’m back.

One of the few items I bought from the Redeux “Black Friday & Cyber Monday” event was a little set of bolts of fabric, only 39Lds if I remember correctly. They came off the  Muniick stall and of course, at the same time I picked up the Gift which turned out to be a simple but quality textured stool.  Both the gift and the item I bought were enough to send me over to the main shop to see what else there was to tempt me.

The Muniick shop is small but hopefully looking at the stock it’s going to grow.  I didn’t buy anything but I may return to the Redeux event as there is a stunning old fashioned sewing machine which is on sale there and you can see it in the main shop as well.  I just need to check my invent first as I know I already own sewing machines as no matter how tempting this new one is if I have too many already it’s a waste.  There were 2 other items which had me lingering over them but in the end, I managed to resist.  These aren’t at a discounted price so I’ve LM’ed this place for a revisit to not just lookout for new gifts but also new stock.

I didn’t leave the Muniick shop empty-handed as the plant and pinwheel you can see in this picture are Group Gifts in the shop.  The pinwheel is particularly good and you get a wearable version.

PS.  Sadly I will have to resist the sewing machine as I did a quick check and although I had a horrible old primmy set up, trashed now, I do have some sewing machines which are as good now as when I bought them.

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