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A little bit of this and a little bit of that.(FREEBIES & one for you Moz).

I will post the piccies and brief descriptions first and leave my insane babbling until the end but there is info in all of that babble about more FREEBIES if you wanna check it out.

Arty shot.  A really good dress with all those wrinkles ‘n’ crinkles and if you peer closely you can see that it comes with a chain belt that is also a thigh chain.  The hud that comes with it only changes the colour of the chain.

A more natural setting, me househunting again!  Actually, I was sent an LM for a rental sim and since Faith and I love to neb on rentals sims I decided to check it out.  BIG houses and although they’re not cheap you do get great value considering not just the sizes of the properties but excellent prim allowance.  LM to the rental office at the end.

This top is another freebie.

Last Freebie is this great top which has exc detailing on the back.  The 2 tops and the dress all come from the same shop called “Justice” and MOZ and those of you with significant others there is a really good male gift as well.

Now for the BABBLE, and more freebies.

The jeans and shoes are from a couple of recent posts so I will put the link to where I got them but if you scroll back a few posts you will be able to read about them.  The hair is the Mina one which in my head reminded me of her most recent one, scroll back for that post, but when I put it on it is more different than similar and I actually prefer this hair which is good as “Elin” is actually upstairs at Mina’s in the discount section so for only 125Lds (I think it’s that) you get a hair pack colour of your choice.  Check out the rest of the Discounts, demos available of course, as well as Mina’s MP shop as she may have moved and reduced some hairs but it’s not because they have become old and outdated it’s only because her newer hairs come in really fat hair colour packs so you can score great hair for a great discount.

I did go to the Gachaland event and of course, there are LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of gifts which is how I ended up in the Justice main shop.  Once I’d grabbed all of the gifts, lots of the usual but top quality gifts, I opened a few from shops which I didn’t really recognise the name of so that’s how I ended up checking out “Justice” and finding these really good GG’s.

Justice (for the dress and 2 tops & Mans outfit)

The Woodlands Community Centre (Rentals)

Mina’s (Elin is upstairs in the discount section)

Gypsy Chic(5Ld joining fee and a selection of gifts inc 2 great pair of shoes)

Nalah Designs (for the jeans and other gifts but they’re on the wall dotted around the shop)

Gachalands (Lots of gifts and tempting Gacha’s, you have been warned).

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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

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Renting a home in Second Life – Family time

Brackley Meadows NEW

I was perusing flickr the other day when I saw the most sweet photos of some homes. I contacted the owner and found out that they are part of a new family role play sim “Brackley Meadows”.

I shot over to take a look around and fell in love with this little house above. For just 250L it was mine for a week ! I got 100 prims as part of the deal, which is plenty in this day and age to furnish with. As you can see its a three storey home, the rooms are on the small side but it’s ever so cosy, if you look really carefully you might see I have already installed my kitchen.

Brackley Meadows

The sim is set out around a grassy park area, which includes a playground for children. My home faces out onto the park which is really nice, I’ve had a couple of walks and met with some interesting people to chat with. I’ve also cycled around and not noticed much in the way of lag at all yay!

Brackley Meadows 2

When you land, you will find yourself in the Tourist & rental centre. This has a little bookcase where you can grab notecards about available rentals, a who’s/who for estate help, and also job opps (non paid but sounds FUN!) There are plenty of things to occupy your time, a reading room, day car centre, health facilities and a smattering of little shops.

Brackley Meadows 4

Not only small terraced homes but big sprawling family ones. The rental prices are really affordable but what struck me the most is the feeling of warmth. You’re greeted on the street, other residents and visitors are more than keen to chat and role play (if you wish). I’ve got a feeling that this will turn into great community.

Brackley Meadows

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Maudalin.

Faith and I for many many years ran a rental company but sadly RL pressures meant that something had to go and it was that side of SL and yet even after all this time we still miss some of the aspects of it.  So when I got a note off Pet (petunia908.pinklady) telling me that she has had the opportunity to set up a few homes part of me felt a pang of jealousy.

homesw

Honestly I only ever make mistakes on my blog when I don’t do the write up when I’m stood in the shop so I can double check and in this case I’m pretty glad I did because this is how this home looked yesterday but today it looks like…………………….

Snow….this.

This is a perfect opportunity for those of you who are looking for a home to rent for winter or have never rented before and aren’t sure how to do it.  I know that Pet is frequently in SL running her business and chatting with her friends so she isn’t going to be one of those landlords who never help you if a problem occurs (remember folks NOTES not IMs how I remember that desperate plea lol).

If you’ve never rented before it can’t be any simpler.  This home is not rented because you can see that the rental box is large and noticeable, click the box and it should give you the rental details you need to know, simply how much each week, how man prims you can use and which group to join so you can rezz your possession. If those details seem reasonable to you reclick the box and pay and voila you have a home (the box should shrink, fade and move up into the sky).  As an old hand at the game the prices are more than reasonable and the prim allowance is more than generous.  The houses are set on one side of the sim and each also has a small beach area but she has also laid out a pictureque skating pond, seating and the cutest skating penguins ever.

PlantPet also has her Christmas shop open so naturally I went shopping.  Not only are her items reasonably priced I love them.  The very large white privacy bush is a prime example. Large beautiful and deep and yet only a single prim and 50Lds.  Going to be dotting these all over the sim (copy of course).  A brilliant splash of cold.

floThis, if I remember correctly, is also available in the main shop because I had meant to pick it up previously but forgot.  A simple translucent floral picture to hang at a window to allow the light to show through. I’m so pleased that she’s also put this into her Christmas shop as although it’s not Christmassy I think it looks gorgeous there.  Might shove one of her colourful Poinsettias on the windowsill later.

Plant2This isn’t wrapping paper texture this is an extreme close up of one of the shrubs called Winter poinsettia and look at that depth! This is believe it or not a 1 prim shrub.  All of her shrubs even though they are single prims have a real full look to them.  She has a whole selection of garden plants from the berry laidened bushes to frost covered trees and yet again so reasonably priced and copy.

Her main shop is much bigger than her Christmas shop and both inside and outside are packed so please check it out.  I have put her link to the Marketplace but really you need to see these in world to really appreciate the quality.

Rentals

Persnickity Christmas Shop

Persnickity Main Shop

Persnickity Marketplace

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Have you ever?

A lot of people might not know it but Faith and PD had an in world and MP store which ran successfully for many many years.  Sadly over the past year or so this was pushed to the back burner but now the Creative Bug has bitten Faith on the ass and once again she is stood on her platform, rezzing, texturing, shaping and basically making a mess but out of this will come some seriously Super Kawaii items.  Then on my SL meanderings I came across this lovely new shopping area and what I was wondering is have YOU ever thought of setting up a shop or maybe starting small with a little stall. Lots of shops offer excellent Sculpties Full Perm Packs.  If your more Teccie minded then you may even want to try some Mesh.

ShoppingWe all know that sinking feeling when a shop rezzes and we can see instantly from the design of the shop and where it is that it’s going to contain TAT, not even cheap tat just tatty tat but on the other hand when we find a shopping area as lovely, well planned and landscaped like this then we know it is going to attract equally as good quality shops the  area and in fact it was the shop Olive which I came over to check out and that is most definitely a shop that doesn’t sell Tat.  So new that Rose Olive Doe (owner of Olive) hasn’t completely set up for business yet but I can see that this place will be filled soon with stalls and shops stuff with great stuff.

Shopping1So pop over check out the prices and prim allowance for the stalls and shops which are still available and you never know just like Marks & Spencer’s a small stall today a massive conglomerate.

Sugar Falls The Market Place

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Flower Power

Lavender Turns out both Faith and I were looking forward to this Lavender Hill Hunt but since she had joined the group before me I graciously backed down…apart from this hair.  I do have a liking for coloured hair, I think that if you’re in a dressed down mode then slap on a coloured wig and you still look a bit different from the rest.  The hair comes from Mina and once I’ve put my clothes back on I’m off there for a good look.

Mina’s  has a bit of everything. Hair, mens hair, shoes, hats, skin, eyes and I have to say that even if your not interested in the Hunt item still pop over because I loved the colour/pattern changing Beanie so much so I bought it and at a 100Lds for a choice of 9 colours/texturing a good item to have. Don’t forget to snag the gift bag on the counter as well, I’ve not had a chance to unpack it but it says “Fatpack” so it’s going to have a few colours in it for sure.

Now check out the flowers!  When trying to think of how to show off this hair I popped onto the Marketplace and typed in Lavender and almost the first hit was “Free For All” a shop owned by Ima Flanagan and yup everything is free (apart from the rentals which I will be having a peek at soon just out of curiosity).  Although they’re seriously low in prims, 1-2 prims, they’re pretty dense which makes them perfect space fillers.  A great choice such as  Mulberry bush, Lavender Thicket, Grass Thicket, Black Eyed Susan thicket etc etc and even some buildings.  Sadly most aren’t copy so I’ve shamelessly logged into MP and I’ve snagged myself dozens of them because after all they’re “FREE FOR ALL”.  These items can only be found on the Marketplace but if your in the Marketplace for a home then check out her rentals.

Mina

Mina MarketPlace

Free For All (flowers only)