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I Hate Housework

I Hate Housework

Housework, ugh. I hate it.

No, I mean I really hate housework. And it’s not so much the actual cleaning part that I hate (although, I can’t say I enjoy that a whole bunch). It’s the fact that every time I clean something, my family messes it up again before the day is over! I just can’t keep up, lol! 😛

Thank goodness keeping my SL house clean is so much easier (I really just have to pick up all the toys Finn leaves laying around)!

To help with that, Nomad is giving away this fun CLEAN-O-MAT to celebrate their new in-world store location (no group is required). Then, just drop in in your house and click on the broom to make it sweep back and forth.

Now, if I could just find one of these in real life…

 

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Decor Items…

Nomad Clean-O-Mat (free gift / 0L)
Virtual Kennel Club Silver Husky
LAQ Decor Kitchen Set

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Photobombed!

Photobomb!

Hello, fabulous readers – I hope you are having a wonderful week!

I set up this photo to show you the adorable Easter hunt gift from Sway’s, but silly Finn jumped out and photobombed the bunnies right as I took the photo. That crazy canine never met a camera she didn’t like, LOL! XD

Hunting for Easter Eggs

The SwayLand Easter Egg Hunt is going on now through April 23rd. If you’ve enjoyed the advent hunts over at SwayLand, you’re going to love this one!

Here’s how to play:

  • Hop on over to SwayLand and touch the sign by the big Easter egg near the landing point.
  • You will receive a folder containing a HUD and information notecard.
  • Wear the HUD and start hunting for Easter eggs (there are TEN). The eggs are hidden all over the region.
  • When you find an egg, touch it, and it will appear on your HUD. If it doesn’t, you are too far away, so go closer and try again.
  • Once you’ve found all 10 eggs, and the white eggs on your HUD are colorful, touch the big Easter egg where you got the HUD to get your exclusive SwayLand Easter gift.

Mr. & Mrs. Bunny Egg are 100% original mesh and come in 4 colors: red, green, blue, and natural (pictured). Touch the egg for a color-change menu.

The SwayLand Easter Egg Hunt is completely free. No group is required.

Good luck, and have fun!! 🙂

 

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Decor Items…

Sway’s Mr. & Mrs. Bunny Egg (0L / free hunt gift)
Virtual Kennel Club Silver Husky

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These Boots Are Made For… Kittens

Puppies & Kitties

Uninvited Guests

Unlike at Edi’s place, I think it may literally be raining cats and dogs at my house!

I stumbled down the stairs this morning to make coffee, only to find Finnoula staring out the front door at the strangest sight. My neighbor’s Corgi puppies had gotten loose (again) and were sitting on my porch curiously watching two kittens slumbering away in my new boots. It was all very sweet and surreal… until Finn’s protective nature got the better of her and she started to bark, setting off a chain reaction of puppy yapping, scared-kitty screeching, fur flying… what a way to start the morning! 😯

Cuteness Overload

JIAN makes some of the cutest animals on the grid, and I was delighted to receive these sweet kitten-booties as the latest group gift. Two versions are included in the box: one for wearing, and this adorbs decor version for rezzing (only 2 LI). The wearable version has a wide-awake kitty on each boot, and not only do they ride along, but they even move and meow (which you can turn off, once you’ve had enough of that)! Both versions have a texture-change menu so you can choose from 3 boot colors, 9 kitty colors, and resize to your liking.

As with all JIAN products, these kitty boots are amazingly well detailed. Best part? The group is FREE to join so you can pick up the kitty boots as well as several other group gifts that are still available. 🙂

 

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Decor Items…

JIAN Kitten Booties Decor Sleepies (free group gift / free to join)
MishMish Corgi Puppies (exclusive for January 2017 Luxe Box)
Virtual Kennel Club Silver Siberian Husky
{what next} Cutesy Doormat
Dutchie Lavender 2
Apple Fall Straw Broom (25L)


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Flying By the Seat of My Pants

Flying by the Seat of My Pants

Ready For Lift Off

I have to agree with Pru and Carson that something is just not right this week. I don’t know if it’s the weather, the moon, or what, but I’ve had a HECK of a week so far, and it’s not over yet!

To help get over my funky mood, Finnoula (my dog) and I headed over to the beautiful Winter Trace sim for a little fun in the snow. Turns out sledding is a lot harder than I thought, and I was so scared that I just closed my eyes and tried to hold on! Sadly, I wound up going so fast that I lost control and went flying through the air in a most ungraceful manner. Poor Finn couldn’t keep up (or kept her distance on purpose?) and didn’t care at all that I had completely humiliated myself with a face-plant at the bottom of the hill. She ran off to chase some deer, leaving me alone to pick myself up… along with my dignity! 😛

Coming in For a Landing

While I may not have landed on my feet, I was still glad to be wearing these awesome boots! Belle Epoque has set them out as a free gift at the current round of The Crossroads, and you can pick them up for 0L right across from the landing spot. They’re sized to fit Maitreya mesh bodies, and the detailing is really gorgeous. There are several other gifts available at this round of The Crossroads, 2 of which were shown here by Carson. 🙂

Moon Amore has put out this “lovely shirt” as a holiday gift for group members. It comes with a texture-change HUD that includes 8 different colors and is sized to fit Maitreya and Slink Physique mesh bodies. The group is only 30L to join, and past group gifts are still available for you to scoop up.

Last by not least, my choker is the latest group gift from CHAIN. Choose from silver or gold metal options with the included HUD. There’s no resizer, but you can edit > stretch to fit.

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Glam Affair Sarah
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS V.2 beta
Hair: Exile Early Rise
Choker: CHAIN Circute Choker (free group gift / free to join) 
Sweatshirt: Moon Amore Lovely Shirt (free group gift / 30L to join)
Jeans: Paper Arrow Cuffed Jeans Dirt
Boots: Belle Epoque Winter Boots (free gift @ The Crossroads)
Dog: Virtual Kennel Club Silver Siberian Husky
Pose: {what next} Snow Day Sled
Location: Winter Trace

 

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Guest Blog by Serena Snowfield – Island Invasion

A guest blog by Serena Snowfield, originally blogged [HERE]
Invasion! (blogging soon)

Serena has been busy with RL travel and business, so Duncan and I thought we’d come over and check on the house for her. When we arrived, we were shocked to find the beach had been invaded… by hedgehogs! I have no idea how they got on the island, but they’ve sure made themselves at home.

A few notes about what I’m wearing: my shorts and towel are a recent subscriber gift from FATEwear. There is also a maple leaf version in the box for you Canadians. My hair is the newest group gift from Uw.st. If blue is more your style, you can pick up a a blue version at the current round of Creation.jp, which ends on July 15 (join the free group first). My skin is Davos by 7 Deadly s{K}ins, which you can pick up on sale at Bro Couture. Slink appliers are included in the box.

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins Davos (450L @ Bro Couture)

Eyes – Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes Midnight Glacier (group gift / free to join)

Hair – Uw.st 2014 June Group Gift Larry (group gift / free to join)

Shorts & Towel – FATEwear Gibs America (subscriber gift / 0L)

Glasses – [Steinwerk] Alphabeat Glasses

Hands & Feet by Slink

Pose by Exposeur

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The Scene…

Hedgehogs –!Ohmai Summer Hedgehog Buddies (150L @ Summerfest ’14)

Sign – .floorplan. Bloomers Sign (50L @ Summerfest ’14)

Seagull – e-brink Design Products and Builds

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Black Great Dane

Grasses by KIDD Creation

Beach & Forest Trees by Studio Skye

Other Trees by Botanical


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Bullying Stops Here!

I had really hoped to post this yesterday, but for some reason, WordPress was being a stinker, and every time I tried to log into my draft, I wound up in one of Love’s drafts. Weird! I finally gave up and went to bed, but I’m back today to share this news with you!

PurpleMoon Creations is sponsoring the SL version of Pink Shirt Day – Bullying Stops Here. The actual Pink Shirt Day was yesterday, February 26, 2014, but… you can continue to support the project until March 4, 2014. If you head over to the PurpleMoon in-world store, you can pick up this cute t-shirt for a minimum 10L donation. More is appreciated, of course, but every Linden counts. And fellas, don’t feel left out because there is also a pink shirt for you! 😉

Blogging soon!

From the PurpleMoon web site:

“Bullying can take place anywhere and it’s important to speak up about it. Stand against bullying without saying a word by slipping into a pink T-shirt.” PurpleMoon Creations invites you to wear a specially created mesh pink shirt for males and females and show your support against bullying. A minimum donation of L$10 is required but any higher amounts are appreciated!

Net proceeds from this project will be donated to the CKNW Orphans’ Fund in support of Boys & Girls Clubs Anti-Bullying programs. As of yesterday afternoon, PurpleMoon had raised almost $30kL!

As the mother of a young daughter, bullying is something that worries me every time she goes to school or interacts with others. I remember the “mean girls” when I was young, but sadly, there are so many more and different avenues for bullying nowadays… it really is scary. Many thanks to PurpleMoon Creations for spear-heading this project in SL!

A few more items of note in this post: my super cute, ‘do is a new group gift from Tram. It only comes in this ginger color, but it does include a resizer, so you can fit it to most head sizes. My skin is the Pink Fuel Sora Peach Flushed which Love originally showed here. My bracelet (which says “Friends Forever”) is a gacha from NuDoLu, and because Xia said I need to wear glasses more often, I’m wearing these fun Peace Glasses from Fabuleaux (also a gacha). 😉 OH! And my pretty nails are a free gift from Flair. There are several other gifts available on the wall at Flair, so be sure you pick them all up!

Flair - JuicyBomb Nails

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Pink Fuel Sora Peach Flushed (75L)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Clarity

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Hair – Tram D217 Hair (group gift / free to join)

Glasses – ::Fabuleux:: Peace Glasses Dark Pink (30L gacha)

Necklace – Maxi Gossamer Silver Heart Short

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Mani/Pedi – Flair JuicyBomb Nails (free gift / 0L)

Bracelet – :NuDoLu: Bracelet Elastique Friends (35L gacha)

Shirt – PurpleMoon Creations  Pink Shirt Day Bullying Stops Here (10L minimum donation)

Jeans – :NuDoLu: Jeans du copain Coeur blanc A

Shoes – [monso] My Slip Ons

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Yorkshire Terrier

Pose – {Imeka~} Neva Pose Pack (50L @ The Chapter Four)

Location – Southern California

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A Little “HY” on a Coffee House!

Blogging soon!

Those of you who know me on Facebook have probably figured out that I’m a pretty serious coffee enthusiast. In fact, there are some days when I think the only reason I get out of bed in the morning is to have coffee! Anyway, when I learned that ++HY’s++ was giving away this fabulous coffee house as a gift for their 2nd Anniversary Hunt, I just knew I had to have it. I’ve always wanted to have a little store or hangout in SL, and since I don’t build or make things, a coffee house is perfect! This sweet little shop can be YOURS too once you find the birdhouse (which is a cute gift in itself). You only have until February 9th though, so don’t delay!

Blogging soon!

I really can’t wait to get started decorating! I hated to show you an empty build, but I knew I wouldn’t get finished in time for you to get the gift. Plus, when you land at ++HY’s++, you can visit a decorated sample, if you want to see what it looks like full of stuffs. Before I knew the build would be a hunt gift, I shot these pictures of Gavin at the sample at ++HY’s++.

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Another view of the interior. I really love the detail in this build. The counter even raises up and down so you can get behind it to serve your customers. 🙂

Blogging soon!

The fireplace here is a past hunt gift from DIGS, and is not included. I just think a building is bare without a fireplace, so I dropped this one in. Oh! I forgot to tell you that the awnings on the front porch are texture-change; 5 different textures are included.

Blogging soon!

What am I wearing? Well, the “caffeinated raccoon” t-shirt is a free gift for all from PRISM Designs, and my ripped tights are a free gift from {Tilly} on the Marketplace. I really love these studded shoes, which are a subscriber gift from *Cashmere&Keane*; they come in both men’s and women’s sizes with a sock or no-sock option. And my comic-covered bag is the Bag It! Pack It! Clutch It! Hunt gift from Eclectic Stars; two designs are included in the box.

So, there you have it. Nessie and I are going to be busy making plans to decorate our new coffee house! 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – -Belleza- Ria Medium 1 (188L @ Collabor88)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Clarity

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Ears – [MANDALA] Taper Ears

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Althea

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Shirt – Prism Designs Coffee Long Sleeve Tee (0L / free gift)

Shorts – {mon tissu} Cuffed Denim Shorts

Tights – {Tilly} Cut Up Stockings (0L / free gift)

Shoes – *Cashmere&Keane* Klay Loafers (0L / subscriber gift)

Bag – Eclectic Stars Captivating Comics Purse #2 (6L / BPCH)

Coffee Cup & Pose by Focus Poses

The Scene…

Build – ++HY’s++ Coffee Shop (oL / 2AH)

Bench – {what next} Bramley Bench Rustic Winter

Fireplace – DIGS Landon Fireplace

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Birch Puppy

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Because Blondes Really Don’t Have More Fun!

Well, leave it to me to bring up the rear for the FabFree Photo Challenge (which ends today)! Better late than never, right? Actually, I think I was dragging my feet because I’m sooo embarrassed to show you my old avie pictures. But… since so many of you were brave and showed your “THEN” pictures, I figured I should pony up and do the same. No laughing, ok? Or at least, don’t laugh too loudly! 😛

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So yeah… that’s me when I first joined SL in 2010. I was a blonde, only because I’m a blonde in RL, and I thought the point of SL was that we make our avie’s look as much like our RL selves as possible. (HA! No idea where I got that idea.) I’m totally rockin’ the Linden Library hipster glasses… and see that shirt? I was so proud of myself for texturing it myself. Yikes! I wore that SAME OUTFIT for about a year and a half, until I found the Marketplace, and along with it, freebies and dollarbies. By then, I’d grown tired of being a blonde, and started wearing *B.D.R.* dollarbie hairs in the “majestic” color for several months (I have no idea where that red sweater came from, and clearly, I hadn’t found new skin or eyes yet). Shortly after that, I turned myself “ginger,” and the rest is history! 😀

As for my “NOW” picture, I’m wearing a skirt, sweater, and poncho set from Prim & Pixel. It’s not their newest group gift, but I really like the casual, boho feel of it, so I decided to show it anyway. Be sure you pick up the gift on the 2nd floor with all the other group gifts, as there is a non-gift version for sale on the 1st floor. My bracelet is a free gift from B!ASTA, and comes with 4 different gem colors. You’ll find the pink gift box on the front desk.

Be sure you check out the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr group to see the rest of the fabulous entries! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – -Belleza- Ria Medium 4 (188L @ Collabor88)

Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes Ice

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Ears – [MANDALA] Pierced Elf Ears

Hair – ::Exile:: Quiet Afterthought (new release)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Outfit – Prim & Pixel Let it Snow (group gift / 250L to join)

Bracelet – B!ASTA Gaetana Bracelet Topaz (0L / free gift)

Boots – Slink Sigourney Boot White

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Yorkshire Terrier

Pose by Virtual Kennel Club (dog holding animation)

Location – {Noble} New England

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Peace, Ice Skates, and Mythical Creatures

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There’s still plenty of time to pick up those Peace on Earth Hunt (POE6) gifts, and with so many great stores in the hunt, you don’t want to miss a single one! My complete outfit is the POE6 hunt gift from ~*~Felicia’s Fashions~*~; included are the sweater, leggings, and boots you see here, plus a pair of mittens and a snuggly hat which I’m not wearing here. The pretty skin I’m in is a special Christmas edition of Izzie’s new release, Lila, which you can only find at The Dressing Room FUSION (TDRF). 4 different eyebrow colors are included. Oh, and my pose is from a 5-pose gift pack by {Imeka~}, so pop over and pick them up! 🙂

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More POE6 goodies for your landscaping needs! First, this awesome ice-skating shack is the gift from Hanaya. It dispenses animated ice skates for both men and women for your winter skating pleasure. The lovely tree on the right is the POE6 gift from *Kismet*; this is the “undecorated” version, but there is also a version with Christmas decorations in the box. The decorated stump on the left is the POE6 gift from HPMD (bear cub not included). There is also a larger version in the box with more lights and critters aboard – and it snows! 😀 A couple of non-POE group gifts are included in this scene, starting with the tin house lantern, which was sent to members of the {what next} group a while back; 3 different house shapes are included. Finally, my cute, mythical Jackalope friend is the newest group gift from the Virtual Kennel Club. VKC pets are artificially intelligent and will wander around your land, or follow your commands as you wish. This little guy comes with a sweet petting animation, although he did poke me in the face a few times with his antlers. 😉 You can pick him up at one of 3 VKC parks, but only until Friday, 3 January 2014 (see link for more information). Enjoy!

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Izzie’s Lila Light Christmas Flower (70L @ TDRF)

Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes Ice

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Hair – Clawtooth Cozy Cutie (188L @ Collabor88)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Complete Outfit – ~*~Felicia’s Fashions~*~ Gillian Christmas Set (0L / POE6)

Pose – {Imeka~} Ayumi Pose Pack (free gift / 0L)

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Decor Items…

Skate Shack & Skates – Hanaya Rideau Canal Mesh Skating Shack (0L / POE6)

Snowflake Picture – Sway’s WallArt Snowflake (75L / past advent)

Lights – {what next} Mini Lantern String Lights Silver

Lantern – {what next} Tiny House Lantern #1 (group gift / 250L to join)

Wooden Tree – Sway’s Wooden Tree with Hearts (75L / past advent)

Potted Tree – *Kismet* Snowflake Tree Undecorated (0L / POE6)

Stump – HPMD Decorated Stump S (0L / POE6)

Polar Bear – .Birdy. Snow Cub (group gift / 50L to join)

Bunny – Virtual Kennel Club Jackalope (group gift / 500L to join)

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Peace and Silence are on my Wish List

Hey Fabulouses! I’ve been under the weather with a nasty cold for a few days, as well as a kid with a fever, and a sick RL dog, so I hope you won’t mind my silly post today. 😀

Blogging soon

These cute, Christmasy pajamas are the Peace on Earth Hunt gift from [Wish List]. There is also a men’s gift in the box, so don’t feel left out, fellas! My festive hair is a FREE gift from Calico Ingmann Creations, and did I mention that it’s a fatpack? Seriously, more colors than you could even imagine. There’s even a HUD so you can change up the colors of the lights, and if you don’t want them in your mouth, you don’t have to have them. 🙂 The pretty snowflake tattoo on my neck is the day 1 advent gift from //elephante poses//. Unfortunately, it’s no longer available, but there are plenty of other gifts to be had, so head over and pick them up before they’re gone! Oh, and my hobby horse/zebra is a gacha from {what next} at The Garden. I’ve been riding it around in my pjs for 2 days now… pretty sure everyone (including my dogs) thinks I’ve lost it. 😉

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Isn’t this skybox gorgeous? And free! Silent Woods is offering it as their Peace on Earth Hunt gift. The pretty trees are included, and you can turn the lights on and off. And there are 9 different window textures to choose from. The other furnishings are by Marmelade, and were for the RFL Christmas Expo, which sadly ended yesterday. Apparently, my RL cold has turned my brain to mush, and I completely missed the deadline, so sorry!

Heading back to bed with a big decongestant now. 😛

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Katya Europa

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Blossom

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Hair – Calico Ingmann Creations Lucia Gift Hair (free gift / 0L)

Tattoo – //elephante Poses// Suzy Snowflake Neck Tattoo (advent gift / 0L)

Hands/Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Mani/Pedi – //elephante Poses// Suzy Snowflake Neck Tattoo (advent gift / 0L)

Pajamas – [Wish List] Plaid Pajama Pants & Snowman Tank (0L / POE6)

Horse & Pose – {what next} ‘Zorro’ Hobby Horse (50L gacha @ The Garden)

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Skybox – Silent Woods ‘Frostbite’ Skybox (0L / POE6)

Furnishings – Marmelade Rustic Set

Dogs – Virtual Kennel Club Birch Puppy & Yorkshire Terrier