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Last Hurrah! Home & Garden Expo…

The Home & Garden Expo also has the Breedables Fair. The Wonderful World of Meeroos are part of that fair, and all their items are donation items.

I’ve never had a Nocturnal Roo before, and I was like… oh, she’s so wonderful weird! I named her Lite Brite. I think the “why” is pretty obvious, so I’ll spare you the explanation. The large plants are from WWOM, too. The grass is Zigana.

Lite Brite

These are my diurnal Roos, Maxwell (the little one, he’s still a baby) and Mira. Again, the large plants are WWOM and can be found at the Breedables Fair!

Mira & Maxwell

Roos are really, really cute. They make adorable sounds. They hop around, and will sometimes stand on their hind legs and ask you in local to pick them up and snuggle them. When they do that, little hearts come out of them. It totally makes me turn to mush. They’re great pixel pets, and for those inclined to breed, they reproduce pretty quickly, so definitely check them out!

~Lucie

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Home & Garden Expo: Part II

Here’s the 2nd part of my Home & Garden Expo post. You can see Part 1 here.

I used the little back room of the Hope Cottage as a dining room. The dining set is from Tranquil Homes.They also have a beautiful family home, The Cloverdale, that this dining set was designed for, but it was sadly too large for my platform. The baker’s rack and honeycomb wall art are from Second Spaces, and the cute little sign is Beach Street. The paper lanterns are texture change, and they are from [DDD].

Hope Cottage Dining Room H & G Expo

I loved this cute little table full of clutter from Shabby. The pretty chair is from Dreamscapes Decor and it looks so comfy to me that I want it in RL!

Cozy Corner H & G Expo

What Next never disappoints, and the item they released for the Home & Garden Expo is no different. This gorgeous little garden table, complete with the decor, comes in many colors. The blue is one of the donation to RFL colors.

What Next H & G Expo

This wishing well from Soul Effects actually lets you pay it. It would be a fun tip “jar” for sims or events because of that. The pretty yellow flowers are built into the piece.

SE Wishing Well H & G Expo

Roawenwood has this gorgeous set, complete with flowers, rocks, a log with multiple poses and a self-rezzing picnic for couples… and I just love the big old tree with the huge roots! It comes in a linked version, ready to be rezzed (seen here), but you also get all the pieces individually,so you can set it up however works best for your space.

Roawenwood Picinic Tree H & G

The Home & Garden Expo ends on June 2nd. It’s for a great cause – Relay For Life, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, so be sure to check it out before it is over.

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Home & Garden Expo

The RFL 2013 Home & Garden Expo ends on June 2nd. This event raises money for the American Cancer Society.

I decided I wanted to do something a little different for this event. I wanted to set up an entire house with just items from the event. It took me about a week, but it’s finally done. I’ll be breaking this into 2 blog posts, and both will be image intensive, so I’m gonna try to not babble as much as I usually do.

The house I used is from By Dorian, and it’s called the Hope Cottage. Everything but my sky platform (from Inverse Designs) and a couple of the trees (from Forest Floor) can be found at the H & G expo. If you click through to Flickr and hover over the pics you can see where each item is from. If you have questions, feel free to ask!

By Dorian Hope Cottage H & G Expo

I love Dysfunctional Dolly Designs [DDD]. This grapevine trellis is so pretty. The cobblestones and planters are Barnesworth Anubis. I love stone walkways, so I knew I had to use these.

BA & [DDD] H & G Expo

The cluttered bookshelf in my entryway is one of the items from Second Spaces. The chair, the hat decor, wall rail and rug are all from Kuro (formerly L&K Prefabs). The jam jars are from Atelier Visconti, and the planter is from %.

Hope Cottage Entryway H & G Expo

This bed by Mudhoney is so, so cute, I couldn’t decide which version to show you. So I set up both in the bedroom of the Hope Cottage. The little house light is from Zigana. The nightstands and dolls are also Mudhoney, and the rug is Dreamscapes Decor.

Mudhoney & Zigana H & G Expo 1

Mudhoney & Zigana H & G Expo 2

This final pic is a collage of cute items from Cobblestone.

Cobblestone Collage

Part 2 coming tomorrow (or later today, depending on where you live)!

~Lucie

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Home & Garden Expo 2

Hello out there… I have another set of pics of things I picked up at the Home & Garden Expo. This time I am featuring two of my favorite SL stores… Cheeky Pea & Funky Junk.

Funky Junk had out this adorable outdoor set called Sweet Summer as one of the charity items. I snagged it right away. Hey, a good cause means less shopping guilt, right? And… good cause and all. To be honest, my grandmother is undergoing chemo right now for a rare form of lung cancer, so helping the RFL events financially or through blogging makes me feel like I’m doing something. This set is just so adorable, and it screamed “bikini time!” So, I threw on one of my Cool Beans “Bean-Kinis” and got posing. Alas, Cool Beans has closed, but Anyalia Pearl is working on a new store called Spright, so keep your eyes out for more adorableness from the oh-so-adorable Anya. She has a crazy cute dress out at Culture Shock that you’ve likely seen because everyone and their mommas’ been blogging it! And soon I will be, too. 😀 Now… less babbling, more pictures.

Funky Junk H & G Expo

Funky Junk H & G Expo

Cheeky Pea has a ton of cuteness out at the H & G Expo… I wish I had room for big houses because there are so many cute ones, from Cheeky Pea to Funky Junk and many, many others. However, I only have a small sky platform over our store, so I have to work with that space. But I did pick up this adorable Fairfield desk set! It just seemed perfect for sitting down at as I work on my blog!

Cheeky Pea H & G Expo

I have more things to blog… but I’ve been under the weather, so it’s been slow going. However, you will get to see my 52 Weeks of Color post tomorrow or later today… and I’m doing Harlow Heslop’s Golden Peen blog challenge. Yeah, it’s what it sounds like. Sorta. 😛

~Lucie

Credits:

Pics 1 & 2

Skin: Izzie’s – Dailyn – Sunkissed

Lips: Izzie’s – Rust

Eyeshadow: Izzie’s – Dailyn – Lime

Hair: Elikatira – Melody – Red 09 (tinted)

Furniture: Funky Junk Sweet Summer Set

Bikini: Cool Beans – Bean-Kini – Orange stripe (not available anymore)

Flip Flops:  Maitreya – Lucid

Pic 3

Skin: Izzie’s – Dailyn – Sunkissed

Hair: Truth – Evelyn – Sangria

Nails: RezIpsa Loc – Sparkly – Diamond

Top: Tres Blah – V-Neck tee – White

Jeans: Tres Blah – JuJu – Paint Splatters

Flip Flops: Maitreya – Lucid

 

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Home & Garden Expo!

The Home & Garden Expo  opened this weekend, and I was thrilled to be able to get a blogger preview on Friday, as well as some generous blogger packs to review. This event consists of 16 sims, including 2 for breedables! To say it’s huge is simply an understatement. It’s a mammoth event that benefits Relay For Life. What is so cool about an event of this size is that there is something for everyone to be found on these sims! I will have several posts for the event, but you definitely should check it out firsthand because there is just so much to see and do! Seraphim did a great post that breaks down each sim nicely and that will make it easier for locate your favorite stores. However, definitely take a look beyond your usual favorites because with so many exhibitors, there are lots of new discoveries waiting to be found!

This blog is going to feature two stores I’d never heard of before… both stores had set out blogger previews and I just had to take pics of the items.

First, this sculpture from Black Tulip… it just spoke to me. It’s dramatic, moving and it’s even scripted! You can change the texture to look like iron, stone or marble. You can make it shiny. You can change the colors. It’s really awesome, and the second I saw it, I knew that I not only needed to blog it, but exactly where I wanted to take it to capture the pic. lolmac Shan’s Lost World! There is something magical about this sim. It’s dark, yet has an ethereal beauty… I’ve often taken pics there and I’m always happy with how they come out because it’s hard to mess up a shot with such an awesome setting!

Black Tulip H & G Expo_002

My second new discovery for this post is a store called Tether’s End, which sent bloggers this absolutely adorable summer home. It comes with a rezzer and is even furnished! Everything you see in these pics is included in the house. I took this little house to a sim I love called Natural Wilderness. I just knew it would fit in perfectly with the natural, fresh beauty of that sim.

Tether's End H & G Expo_001

Tether's End H & G Expo_004

Tether's End H & G Expo_002

For style credits, see my Collabor88 post, as I’m wearing the exact outfit… with one exception. The hair in these pics is new from Exile for the My Attic event! It’s mesh, really cute and only L$95!

I’ll be posting more H & G Expo pics in the next few days. The event runs through 10 pm SLT May 28th, so definitely go check it out. It might take you that long to see it all!

~Lucie