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Home & Garden Expo!

The annual Home & Garden Expo benefitting Relay For Life is officially open. There are a lot of goodies, spread out over 9 sims, so plan ahead and make use of the sim maps, which you can download here.

This is the new Darcy Cottage from Funky Junk, which is available at the HGE. The living room is adorable, with sunbeams coming through the windows (they can be removed, if desired). I am using Apple Falls RFL item, this beautiful wingback chair, in two of the 7 colors you get for just L$250. The Kiss & Hug sign is from Revival, and is also at the HGE.

Autumn Living

The HGE has allowed direct landmarks to the stores, which I think is a fabulous idea for such a large event. Below you’ll find the slurls for the stores featured in this post.

Apple Fall

Funky Junk

Revival

Be sure to stop by and check out this amazing event. It’s really quite epic, and if that’s not enough, it’s also for a great cause.

~Lucie

Credits
Funky Junk: Darcy Cottage Home & Garden Expo
Revival: Kiss & Hug sign Home & Garden Expo
Botanical: Aspen Trees (seen out the windows)
Apple Fall: Wingback chairs 1 & 5 Home & Garden Expo
Zigana: texture change rug
Dysfunctional Designs: Lil’ Pumpkin Candle, Single Pumpkin
Pilot: Crate Pumpkin Display
MishMish: Candle Lantern – Aqua

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Happy Birthday, Collabor88!

The current round of Collabor88 celebrates three years of this awesome event. As is the custom every year, the birthday edition is HUGE! I have many things I want to share so I won’t blather on.

First up a bit of decor. All the times in this pic, save for my Turnip’s skydome and Botanical cacti, are from Collab’s birthday bash. Full credits will follow, but this beautiful build is from Scarlet Creative. There’s a version of this build without the bright colors, but I really loved them so I went for the colorful one.

Where the goddess relaxes

If you’re a skin junkie (like me), you’re in luck because there are multiple skin stores participating in Collab’s birthday round. Below you can see one of the versions of Belleza’s lovely Grace skin, available at Collabor88. My gorgeous jewels by Cae are coming soon to the next round of Fit For A Princess.

Lady In Waiting

I have been lacking in home and garden posts of late, so I decided to stage my pic in the lovely new Lima Bean home from Windsong (formerly emm*shop), with some beautiful, romantic furniture from Pixel Mode. My lovely lingerie is by Blacklace.

Long Distance Love

I will have more from Collabor88’s birthday round in the next few days… stay tuned!

~Lucie

Credits
Pic 1:
Scarlet Creative: Jasmine house – colorful Collabor88
8f8: Blossom Throne – Poseidon Collabor88
Second Spaces: Odyssey pillow stack, Odyssey wall art Collabor88
tarte: ceramic sun mirror Collabor88
Zigana: Odyssey dresser – forest Collabor88
Commoner: Bolt Statue Collabor88
Apple Fall: Charlotte’s Pears, Key Lamp Collabor88
Kuro: Anfisa side table Collabor88
Turnip’s: Skydome with sandy texture add on
Botanical: Prickly pears

Pics 2 & 3
Home credits:
Windsong: Lima Bean house
Pixel Mode: Josephine bed, nightstand, covered lamp
floorplan: Eiffel Tower marquee light

Fashion credits:
Belleza: Grace skin – C88 med 7 Collabor88
Truth: Freya hair – reds
IKON: Promise eyes – Scoria
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Blacklace: Bellios lingerie – black & nude
Cae: Entwined set Fit For A Princess (coming soon!)
SLink: Casual hands, medium feet
L. Warwick: Luscious platform heels (for SLink) – Noir
Infiniti: Female basics pose – 45

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The Witch’s Workshop

October has always been a great month for events in SL. Of course, we have all the regular events happening, but right now there are a few special ones, too. Wizarding Faire, The Nest’s Halloween Hunt and Candy Fair in particular. This post is going to be image heavy, so I am not going to chatter on and on. Hey, I heard that sigh of relief! 😛

All three of these events end soon. Candy Fair on October 18th, The Nest’s Halloween Hunt on October 19th, and Wizarding Faire on October 20th. Be sure you don’t miss out. I will note in this post which items are from which events! Some items featured in this post are from another event, the Fantasy Gacha Fair. That event ends on October 31st, so you do have a little more time on that one! Also, please note the sim for that event is an adult sim, so you will need to be age verified. If something’s not clear, just ask in comments.

The Familiar

Qopi skin by Essences

Decor/Furniture Credits
Scarlet Creative: Autumn Reclaim Store/Home
KittyCats (Meowzers) wearing Halloween collar & witch hat
encore: President’s Chair & Grandfather Clock
Lark: Divination Books Wizarding Faire
Collage: Bat Wall Art
Sway’s: Paper Lantern [lampion] fall leaves / string
floorplan: Black Magic Candelabra Collabor88

Fashion Credits
Essences: Qopi Skin 03 – Ivoire TDR Fusion
LeLutka: Seiko Hair – Jessica (tinted to be brighter red)
IKON: Ascension Eyes – Forest
Mon Cheri: Falsies Lashes
Zenith: Owl Earrings
Maxi Gossamer: Jewelled Owl Necklace Short
Maitreya: Zipper Skinny Jeans #8 & Merino Sweater Eggplant
SLink: Relaxed & Flat Hands
Gos Boutique: Isabella Sandals – Black Collabor88

The Witch's Workshop

Credits (exterior only)
Rustica: SkyMoon Environment
Scarlet Creative: Autumn Reclaim Store/Home
Junk: Recyled Theater Seats Pattern
A.D.D. Andel!: Lace Covered Pumpkins Orange, Pumpkin cart and pumpkin basket
Bauwerk: Candy Sign Orange Candy Fair
Thistle: Owl Ceramic biggie & little The Nest’s Halloween Hunt
Sway’s: Paper Lantern [lampion] fall leaves / string
free bird: Candy Corn Stained Glass Hanging Panel Candy Fair
Organica: Ponderosa Pine
Botanical: Aspens FaMESHed
Zigana: Leafy Autumn Grass
floorplan: No tricks, only treats sign dollarbie @ mainstore

The Witch's Halloween Harvest

Witch's Feast

Credits

Art Dummy: Sustain Table Orange
Lark: Zombie & Skeleton Candy Buckets Candy Fair
Bauwerk: Lollipop Jar Candy Fair
floorplan: Bone Appetit, Nevermore & Mandible Plates, Pumpkin & Ghost bottles (all store dollarbies), Caramel Apple Platter, Pumpkin Ale Crates
O.M.E.N.: Halloween treats Derp Cookies & Tastey Chillers Chocolate gacha in mainstore
kitchenette: Plates Organic 5
Collage: Chocolate pumpkin muffin top, marshmallow ghosts Candy Fair
Beach Street: Ghostly candy dish Candy Fair
Beetlebones: Wizarding Marsh Toad Wizarding Faire
A.D.D. Andel!: Table Top Candy Cauldron
KittyCats (Merlin) wearing Halloween collar & witch hat

Charmed Treats

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Charmed

Credits

Lark: Halloween Dessert Table, Autumn Popcorn Balls, Autumn Cake Pops, Autumn Petite Cakes, Halloween Candy Garland (B) Candy Fair
Eleventh Hour: Wizard’s Cupboard and accessories, Pumpkin Painting Kit Fantasy Gacha Fair
Beetlebones: Wizarding Long Fingered Toad Wizarding Faire
Lark: Charms & Care Of Magical Creatures books Wizarding Faire
Lark: Imaginarium Librarium Harvest Shelves, Butterfly, Treasures, Roots, Poetry (rare), Mariner Books (previous Arcade, will be in mainstore soon)
PRIME: Candy Jar Candle Set Candy Fair
[DDD]: Lil’ Pumpkin Candle
POST: Humble candlestick stump
Consignment: Spell-o D’cauldron, The Incantanium Novellas Multi Wizarding Faire
A.D.D. Andel: Lace Covered Pumpkin Orange, Witch’s Brew Cauldron Table Top

Halloween Countdown

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Credits (bottom pic, see above for top pic credits)
O.M.E.N.: Wizarding Table Wizarding Faire
Collage: Wizarding Shelf Wizarding Faire
llorisen: papy clock shelves Halloween versionThe Nest’s Halloween Hunt

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Autumn Collaboration

A new round of Collabor88 opened this week, and the colors are rich, vibrant and perfect for October! You can check out the whole catalog here. It’s a must-not-miss round (but aren’t they all?)!

I fell head-over-heels for this dress from The Secret Store. It just screamed my name, and I had to fight the urge to fatpack it. But if I’d done that, I wouldn’t have been able to grab so many of the other goodies I wanted, so I simply picked my favorite color combo. The gorgeous house in the background is from Trompe Loeil, and also at Collabor88. I will have more photos of that before this round ends, but you simply must see it in person to appreciate the rich textures and amazing details on this build. The potted mums I snagged recently from MudHoney, and the pile of pumpkins are from Eleventh Hour’s pumpkin gacha at the Fantasy Gacha Fair (more from that event soon). I bought my leafy autumn grass from Zigana last year, and the adorable log path was a wonderful find from Alchemy for just 1L! The autumn rules sign was part of vespertine’s Arcade gacha this past round. I don’t know if they’ve made those available in the mainstore yet.

Autumn Collaboration

This stunning skin is from Collabor88, too. It’s by Glam Affair and is another in the Neva series. This is one of my all-time favorite Glam Affair faces, so I was absolutely thrilled to see it in two tones (Jamaica, as seen here & Artic). I also grabbed some new lashes recently. Mon Cheri released their Falsies lashes, and I have to say, I love them. You have two options for wearing them; one where the bottom and top lashes are one object, and one where you add them separately. They are hud controlled and there are lots of fun variations, like dip dyed and glitter. There are also 3 styles of lashes. I highly recommend the demo, which you can use to practice fitting. I’m not the best at fitting lashes, and it took me a while, but I did get them to fit (about as well as I ever get lashes to fit) after about 45 minutes.

Neva by Glam Affair (Collabor88)

Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend!

~Lucie

Credits
Skin: Glam Affair – Neva – Jamaica Collabor88
Hair: LeLutka – Canto – Jessica
Lashes: Mon Cheri – Falsies
Eyes: IKON – Perspective – Storm
Dress: The Secret Store – Jezibell Dress – Eggplant Collabor88
Hands: SLink – Relaxed
Tights: Adam N Eve – Pantyhose for SLink feet
Feet: SLink – Medium
Shoes: fri.day – Peggy t-straps – Aubergine
Poses: Embody – Cutie pack (not yet released)

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Purposeful Pause

Hi lovelies! I have more to share with you from Love Donna Flora!

This adorable outfit is from Somnia for LDF. I paired it with hair from Truth, and my SLink barefeet because, well… it made me wanna run barefoot in the grass! My skin is the lovely Doll skin by Pink Fuel, also for LDF. This sweet little stone I am posed on is from Sway’s for LDF, and as you’ll see in another pic it says “Flora” on it. It has multiple poses, all of which are really cute. It’s a nice little reminder to stop to pause and just enjoy life.

Purposeful Pause

Few things make me feel more fabulously girly than pretty, sparkly nails… fingers or toes! I’m wearing the SLink nail appliers from A:S:S for LDF. They’re such cheery bright colors, and the sparkle is amazing.

Sparkly toes

Finally, you can see it in the other two pics, but here’s a better look at the Playground Roundabout What Next released at their mainstore recently. It’s utterly adorable, and comes in a lot of color varieties, as well as a ton of poses (for both large and small avs). There is also a version with a dirt base for those of you who live on the ground and want to landscape around it! If you click through to Flickr to see the image at full size, you can also get a better look at the stone from Sway’s in this pic.

Merry go 'round

Next, a few pics of various home decor items you can find at Love Donna Flora. This first pic features the gorgeous Pavone set from Kaerri. It’s a must have for all of you who love peacocks! The pieces are sold individually, or as a set, so you can customize to suit your needs.

Kaerri Pavone Set - Love Donna Flora

In this final pic, I’ve featured pieces from the Donna mini-set from Cobblestone. On the table (which is from What Next, and not part of the LDF event) is Donna’s Box, which is Kuro’s offering for LDF. This pretty little box comes with a variety of options, and is a unique piece! Click through to the pic and hover for notes on each item!

By the way, the house I shot those pictures in is from Barnesworth Anubis. You can still grab it at an amazing price for a few more days at the current round of Collabor88. It’s mesh, but unlike some mesh houses you can modify it to change the wall textures (which I did in the above pics).

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll – Porcelain (Love Donna Flora)
Hair: Truth – Bobbie – Reds04Fade
Eyes: IKON – Ascension – Nymph
Outfit: Somnia – City Scape Day Set (Love Donna Flora)
Hands: SLink – Mesh hands – Casual
Feet: SLink – Mesh Barefeet – flat
Nails: A:S:S – Sparkle Daisy (Love Donna Flora)

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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

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