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The Challenge colours everything up

The Challenge -Sways NEW!

This months theme for The Challenge designers is “colourful”, I was so excited to see what they came up with ! Sways has this really stylish chair called Boomerang”, gawd I adore it. It’s so different from what I’ve seen around lately and at just 2 Li its perfect for not eating up your prim budget. It’s a good-looking piece made in mesh and materials ready, colour change for the pillows also. It has twelve single animations and seven couples, there is also an adult version ohlala!

The Challenge - NEW!!

Had to share the Hate this items as they are SO much fun ! This is the mine chair, its got four colour change zones, with extra zesty bright colours to choose from. Again just 2 Li, with nine single sit poses included. The rugs – which I used as wall hangings for the photo are just brilliant – KERPOW!!!! (more versions available instore)

The Challenge - NEW!

New to me store Whimey is offering  The shabby chickie vanity set – so low prim it’s almost a crime ! Such detail and pretty colours – the bottles aren’t included they are just something I added. The darling chair has seven sits, really lovely ones. Vanity is 3 Li and the chair only 2 Li, the lamp is by Volstead and I fell in love with its Deco charms right away. The selection of tones is limited to The Challenge btw.

The Challenge - Prime clocks - bauwerk chairs NEW

Last up for today, but there are heaps more items shown on The Challenge blog linked below, is these boudoir chair from 22769-bauwerk. Its jam-packed with animations and looks so utterly lush. Lotsss of jewel tones colours to choose from. When I placed it in my bedroom it instantly glitzed it up! Behind me are the colourful clocks from Prime. They actually work ! Dont forget if you make your purchases this week there is a 25% discount to be snuffled up.

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Challenging Times

The Challenge - Sways Walter Park Bench (2 prims) Home grown pot plants by ChiC Buildings ( 1 prim)

Silly me going on holiday when SO much has been happening ! I’m just totally swamped with goodies to share yay! The Challenge has a theme of “Vintage / Retro” and that suits me just fine. Above is Sways Walter park bench. It’s so homely, just like the ones in my local park area. They are only 2 Li and come in two colour packs containing three colour variants . I’m showing the blue from the colours pack – the other pack is naturals. They have 8 single animations, 10 friends animations (also usable as 20 single animations) and 7 couple animations. If you go grab yours now you will also get a hefty 25% discount (valid until the 8th August). Also sneaking into the photo are the lovely pots of uhm “home-grown” flowers by ChiC Buildings, low prim and two versions included , rusty and shiny ! For all other participants in this months round please see the web blog !

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ChiC Buildings

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Boathouse blues (Renting a home in Second Life part 3)

Boat House Rental Skadi

Ahh yes, I am still on my bleu phase ! I even managed to find a house that’s blue – heaven ! Big thanks to a SLU forum member who poked me towards this rental company – I found SO many homes I liked it was hard to decide upon which one to rent and play around with. The rental company is called  “ffrendz” and have a few sites – the Sim I rented on is called Skadi. At the moment its all hands on deck as they are totally revamping their rentals – new homes – new layout. When I found a home I liked, it wasn’t quite ready – so I dropped a notecard on the lovely owner Basilicum Beerbaum and asked if it could be reserved for me, so I could pay the rent when it was ready. No problem ! The very next day, I was ready to roll. Received a note from the landlord with all the information I could need and dashed over to claim my retreat.

Boat House Rental Skadi - front views

The rent is incredibly affordable, I was surprised. I was going to rent one of the little funky beach cabins but decided to go large and splash out on a larger home on the oceans edge. This larger spacious home cost me the grand total of $386L per week – what a steal ! I also get 250 prims, so plenty to decorate the home, rez up a boat as it has access to the sea to sail. As you can see outside you have a long deck area, perfect for entertaining, fishing from and lounging about. (I have a little confession *gasp*, I usually rent for a week, enough time to get a feel for the area and take some snaps – but yesterday I put another week on the box as I LOVE this place that much.) Player came over last night – got his seal of approval too. I haven’t been bothered by a soul but I see people on the sim regularly. I’ve sailed for hours, fiddled about inside and just sat enjoying the view. The landlord is friendly but not in your face – I was given all the information I needed upon renting, a warm welcome also. The rent box contains a prim counter – so you can easily keep a tally of how much you’ve used.

Boat House Rental Skadi - side window views

The home I chose to rent is fabulous. Underneath you have your very own boat house, a place to store your yacht or speed boat. I have really enjoyed sitting on the deck and watching people sail by. Upstairs are the living quarters, this is a view from one of the side windows. as you can see, you’re not hemmed in by other houses and it gives the feeling of wide-open-spaces. I noticed that none of the homes I looked at had a locking system for the doors, so I asked about it. You can, if you want, use a security system of your own. I bought mine from Phil Deakins at Prim Misers. I think they are around 150L a pop, easy to use, simple to set up . (I’ve used these for six years, brilliant little thing) To be honest though, I’ve not even bothered closing my doors – its a nice neighbourhood and you get the feeling that there’s no need to lock up and safeguard.

Boat House Rental Skadi - interior main living spacve - Boathouse sofa, rug & coffee table

The main living area is vast, plenty of room for a sofa, desk or even split it into a bedroom studio kinda deal. French windows fold back to reveal a large balcony area that’s ideal for dining or sipping your morning coffee from. There is also a smaller room off the lounge, great for a nursery or office space, perhaps a small kitchen.

Standby Desk - Sways birdcage photo frame - Pure poison sandals - all clothes from the new coldLogic summer range - hair by Argrace

In one corner I placed my brand spanking new desk set from StandyBy Inc, currently available at collabor88. It really fitted in with my nautical home !

Decor detail

I also splurged a little at Sways and bought this darling little photo frame in the shape of a birdcage, you can add your own happy-snaps !

Boat House  Sofa - coffee table & rug

My superb sofa is from BoatHouse, I hadn’t been to this shop for simply agesss and I thought they might have something sweet for my new home. I was right ! Snapped up this couch and fishy shaped coffee table plus a rag rug for the floor. The animations in the couch are sooo lovely ! Singles & couples and naughty ones too o.O ! More from the Boathouse later I promise – I bought a LOTS .

FYI. Ffrendz rental community is undergoing a revamp currently, they will have rental offices set up at each location eventually apparently, which will make it easier to navigate around all the areas. There is also a web site which is under construction for the time being and may not be totally up to date, this is the web address : www.ffrendz.eu    .  Contacts
If you have questions:
Please IM:
Soar Wingtips or Basilicum Beerbaum

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Standby Inc.

all clothing by coldLogic

Hair by Argrace

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The Challenge – its the wild wild west !

The Challenge

New month, new Challenge, this months theme is “The wild wild West” –  yeeehaw!  I was dead impressed with this build by [hate this], its pretty clever and comes with a HUD that enables you to change the signage, the wood colour and the shade of the plaster . Also included are some decor items such as a ladder, cactus plant,barrels, coffins, even a counter for inside. Very atmospheric ! Its worth noting, that not only do you get the store in mesh materials ready, but for each piece you also get the option in mesh NOT materials ready – now I’m no expert, and why you’d want it not materials ready I don’t know – but CHOICE is good right?! Zan found the horses I’ve got mooching about at United Inshcon, absolutely marvellous and only 1 prim, they also make sounds which you can opt out of if you find them irritating.

The Challenge - United Inschon Horses

Little montage of the  items and of course the Horses.

The Challenge Cleo Designs

Cleo Design has two wagons on offer, this one has a cushion inside stuffed with couple,single and friends poses, love the wood effect, there’s also…

The Challenge Cleo Designs_

…this one, that is all set to go with pots and planters full of flowers, ever so decorative.

The Challenge - Sway's

Sway’s is in this month too, and the [Tuari] bench is just edible. There are three designs to choose from, this one is called “foliage”, lovely poses included as always.

The Challenge - hate this

Montage of the bench and some of the decor items from [hate this] – if you’ve got a hankerin for a wild west style space – The Challenge has everything you need this month. Blog site below for information on all participants this round, and stores featured links. Thanks everyone ❤

The Challenge Blog

Cleo Design

[hatethis]

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The Challenge – plus Megastuff hunt

The Challenge - Sways

More from The Challenge, and Sway’s has his fantastical little build and fencing up for grabs. It’s the Andersen half timbered summer-house. Low on prims and high on style. Such a darling little cabin, perfect for your springtime and Summer gardens, maybe a little hideaway for you and your friends. Inside is really a blank canvas, so gussy it up, go rustic or retro, whatever you fancy. The fencing for it is superb, I’m a bit of an expert on fencing after having scoured SL for some last year.

The Challenge Sway's,Sickly sweet megastuff hunt- SFD group gift dress FREE

Couldn’t resist sitting outside, as it was such a lovely day yesterday. A few woolly friends joined me as I perched on this stool and table set from Sickly Sweet. Quite shabby chic and feminine with a handful of lovely poses in the seat. This is their gift in the mega-stuff hunt, and one I shall be holding onto. Check out the rest of the store while you’re there, definitely one to keep an eye on, as I spotted some unique and desirable pieces I shall be going back to ponder on.

The Challenge hate this -,Cleo Design megastuff hunt 1L

Inside my Andersen house I found it spacious enough to place a couple of pieces that have stolen my heart. The chair (there are two in the box),vase of sakura blossom and the chest of drawers are all from Cleo Design. This is the gift for the Mega-stuff Hunt and quite the find. As is usual with Cleo Design, you’re richly spoilt with poses for both males & females, including some that rez props as above. I just fell in love with the colours of wood on the chest of drawers, so quaint ! I teamed the drawers up with this wooden belling deer wall decor panel from [hatethis], there are two versions, a more natural toned wood and this one that fitted so well with my theme.  (Is it me or does this look really really art deco?)

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Im in Heaven

The Challenge - Cleo Design NEW!

The Challenge is here ! This months theme is “Heaven” and there are sooo many things you’re gonna love. Above is “most” of the set from Cleo Design, I say most because there is always SO much in the box I’m bound to neglect to get something in shot ! One note, the lamp you will receive has sweet wings on now, it was updated after I took the photos.

The Challenge - Cleo Design pillow detail

Anywayyy, what do you get? Well there’s a sumptuous couch with plenty of poses for singles & couples. You can change the texture of the cushions and the throw. A pouffe, vase with roses and pretty petals, plussss drapes with two “view” boards to place behind if you fancy a different scene, cool huh?!

The Challenge - Angel wing lamp - angel wing chairs - GO! Cupid avatar

22769~bauwerk have these incredible chairs out for The Challenge. Plenty of sit poses in them and a range of colours for the fabric of the seat. They gave me a reason to wear my cupid avatar yippeee ! Amazingly low prim, buy lots. The  angel lamp you can see is from [hate this], there are two versions, right & left, which is sooper handy. It also switches on and off, you can alter the colour of the lamp too and  intensity , brill !

The Challenge - Sways - homeless terrier dog U.I 30L_004

Sways is in this round – and I was delighted to find a fluffy cloud couch , I actually uttered an “awww”, no kidding. The couch has gazillion sits poses, and has two very heavenly star-shaped pillows, you also get a pouffe that  has many sit poses in it ! I noticed for FLF you can grab a matching bookcase, don’t forget, only 50L for Friday. You have a choice for this set btw, the star one as above orrrrr getting into the V-Day feel, one with heart-shaped cushions. Bet you’re wondering about my little friend? Isnt he a dear, I was at United inshcon and saw him stood all by himself , how could I go home without him?! Only 2 prims and he whimpers and woofs – all for 30L ! The only problem is, he’s a bit of a cake snuffler..tsk.

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Last up is this set from Kuro. A perfect collection of items to scatter around and feel relaxed. The bundle of pillows contains some really lovely animations – sits plus  activities such as reading or using a  laptop. You also get a really neat hanging ladder that has dangly sparkly stars to illuminate your space ! Must forget the cup-of-splosh on a book ! The pillows have a couple of texture changes in them so you’d be able to integrate them into your home. There are plenty more stores in this month, take a peek at the blog for info and Landmarks.

The Challenge Blog (with info on all participants)

Cleo Design

22769~bauwerk

[hate this]

kuro

Sway’s

United Inshcon

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Sways Summer Hunt

OhI do so love Sways hunts..they are like the ones I recall yearsss ago..when you really had to hunt things out…even I found three gifts yippeee! Now this hunt is a lil bit different from the usual find-the-box ones…youre looking for a small flower..there are decoys too! When you see a flower, touch it..it will send you a notecard with a password (or not if it’s a decoy) Then you go to the gift area…touch the appropriate gift box..and follow the instructions to claim your gift…simple! I found Sways gift, which is the gorgy floor cushion stuffed with poses for sitting, reading and playing the guitar…I also found the dear daisy necklace from DCD…anddd my fabbo hat, thats from [Zacca] and comes in two colours and is mod..I have a feeling guys..this would mod to fit you also..give it a whirl!

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