Thursday, May 31, 2012

Accessories Hunt Starts Tomorrow at NOON!

Got the perfect outfit, but haven't got any accessories to go with it? If that's the case, this is the hunt for you! Featuring top quality stores with amazing gifts - Jewellery, hats, gloves, mouthies, belts, bags, masks and much more.

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Petite Pretties @ KaiAna

Today I wanted to share with you some great items I got from KaiAna. KaiAna is several Brands: ThatChick textures, furniture, jewelry, and fashions, D'nanavis fashions, animated pets, and reading cushions, the Petite's HideAway, and Jackie Carlos home designs.

This lovely gown, is by ThatChick. It's the Petites Morgana Gown, not free.


Eyes are  KaiAna ~tc~ Petites prim eyes-opals1 there are six in the set, not free. And the lovely necklace is also found at KaiAna store. It its has a color changing touch hud were you can change the color of the rope, metal and the crystal. If black is not for you this lovely gown does come in several other colors.


[Petite Mesh Avatar] 
Fallen Gods Inc.- petite elves full avatars pack 

[Petite Hair] 
/wasabi pills/ orian petite mesh hair –blonds pack

[Petite outfits] 
ThatChick's Petites Morgana Gown - Midnight

[Petite Accessories] 
Petites precious gems necklace

[Petite Eyes]
~tc~ Petites prim eyes-opals

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wine and Dine... An Evening In

Hello All! With the expo over I am a little lost on where to start in my inventory or what to blog first. It's kind of funny how lost you can feel after you complete an intense project like blogging the Home & Garden Expo.  It was quite intense but so very fun at the same time. 
Today I decided  I wanted to share with you this really nice cabinet I received from Que Sera, Sera, 499L. It is 51 prims with decor, 15 with just the furniture and the 4 hanging wineglasses, and is soft linked. the doors are click to open.  It's a really nice piece to spruce up your living space with. It has plenty of details.
The outfit I am wearing is new from B&T Mesh Stuido, the Mesh Top Dress Black Sequin, 199L. The cute Gigi Shimmer Bow Ring is created by Maxi Gossamer 99L, as is the Celtic Cross Necklace, 199L. The lovely mesh hair style, Maycee, is new from Tameless Hair, 99L this week only. Shape is also a creation of Tameless, Liv shape, only available with the full avatar for 299L. The gorgeous skin is from Pink Fuel - Alyx <Hazel>, no longer available. Wings are Entangle by Favole, 60L. Shoes are Duh!  Black Out Men's Sneakers for 20L.  Ears are by Lemon Tea, 175L. Pose is by .evolve.  - adorbs03.

And that's all I wrote. Ya'll take care!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Simple outfit for "Petite"

 This cute outfit comes with a vest,red shirt, jeans and pair of slippers. 
This is a free test outfit compiled by Aire Wyx you can get the full credits from the notecard in the box.


Photo Details:

[Petite Mesh Avatar] 
Fallen Gods Inc.- petite elves full avatars pack  - $1,500L

[Petite Hair] 
   /wasabi pills/ orian petite mesh hair –monique mesh hair fatpack 500L

[Petite outfits ] 
Simple outfit for "petite" mesh avatars free on marketplace

Q&A @ Expo by Bog Alley Breedables

Last night we got a notice in the Bog Alley Breedables Group of a Q&A session at the Expo on the Legend of Bog Alley  from Bog Alley Breedables. So Serra and I hopped over to give it a listen.


The Bog Alley Breedables Dev Team in attendance:
Divine Nitely - Artiste Extraordinaire- visionary mother of Bog Alley
Bjorn Cristole - Wizardly Crafter of all things born and breedable
Joshe Darkstone - Grumpy Old Man

(Entered Session late, missed beginning question)

Divine Nitely: We are working on a way and its fairly finished that he will on his own interact with objects and have a recognition of his surroundings that is similar but doesn not use pathfinding. I'm not the expert in the scripting part of our creatures, but as I understand it pathfinding is fairly taxing on sims.

Audience Member: Indeed. That is what had me worried.I build a path finding system a year or more ago and had to scrap it.I haven't followed Bog ally GREATLY just what I have seen on the website previously and quick little looks at the sim (and here) On top of breeding, what exactly are you offering? I'm sorry if you have answered this previously and I'm happy to read up if you have ^^

Divine Nitely: We were playing around one night and the hare was turned into a convex hull and he became = to about 1200 prims if i understand it correctly, so at this time its not what we have chosen. No,  this is our first Q & A so glad to answer as I can.  Bog Alley is a legend, a story. We will follow the 8 main creatures as they are revealed to us and we learn their stories. During this, we will be able to of course breed the creatures,   but also there is a community, and economy we are working on

Audience Member: So as for other breedables you intend to develop the story as time goes on? like an adventure of discovery?

 Divine Nitely: We will have resource gathering, breeding, questing and leveling. We will be able to find items and combine them to create additional items we can use for all kinds of things.

Audience Member: Will the 8 main creatures you mention interbreed? And what would come of it if they did?

Divine Nitely: lol, well interbreeding hasnt been a consideration, but this is SL :P I dont think at this point we have considered it, but we have some interesting creatures, and a winged Hare might be beautiful.

Audience Member: The creature you have displayed is similar in appearance to an Australian Creature... the Bilby... very cute indeed.

Divine Nitely: We are just beginning to get our group involved and as we continue to get further alone suggestions will be fun to look thru and implement even. So far some of the group have already given us great suggestions.

Thats so funny, you know we just played in 3dmax one night after trying many ideas out and nothing hit us quite right, then we created him and all loved him and he sparked ideas for me personally on how he might be textured or move etc.

 Then in searching all kinds of things I happened across some creatures with similiar shapes and legs etc.... its really crazy, mother nature has designed it all

Audience Member: Will they all be the same amount of prims? 12 prims right?

 Divine Nitely: yes 12. However he has 3 attachment points We want them to be able to use many different attachments as we go along, from adornments to additional jeweled armor maybe.

Audience Member:  Ok.... so for example wings, horns or the like can be added?

Divine Nitely: Yes exactly :)

Audience Members:  Ok. thats good.. Keeps it interesting. Won't that complicate animating them greatly?

Divine Nitely: I know it is also important to us that everyone can participate in these attachment creations. So we are planning to make that aspect available for Sl. I think yes some attachments might cause some visual problems at times, so people will have to be creative as well as we will to get them just so.

Audience Member:  Are they in testing yet?  When Is the projected release date.. or is that still an unknown time?

Divine Nitely: One important feature, going back to an earlier question, is the place for older or unwanted, not as desirable creatures. As you know being breeders, we get many of the more common anilams and sometimes that can affect the market, we dont have a good way to keep them being productive. We are really working hard on a way to make the creatures as they mature, have value. One way is as they mature, their rate of fertility decreases. but wisdom, some of the better aspects for the creatures can be passed a bit better. Basically few more chances for rares from an elder creature  breeds less often, but there's wisdom in the elders,  also our resource gathering is done by all creatures. Depending on what resource it is. So a few hares can be used to gather resources that do have great great value...when they might not have value as a breeeding creature

Audience Members: That's a good idea. You have a lot of stiff competition coming up in the market, Starlas, Booshies, Those panda cat things, the JingJings all claiming to do the "Next level of Breedables" all offering RP elements, Not to mention the already existing -similar- breedables like Battlebeasts. What do you intend to do to keep your self ahead of the game? What are you going to do differently?

 Divine Nitely: When we began this project. It was first off important to give you a creature, that showed off its textures, the time and effort that is in him, we wanted him to be beautiful and have personality, not just be born and set out to sell because he isn't a rare or perfect keeper.

We wanted to try hard to make them interactive, with an interesting on going tale they can share...not just a fast backstory, but a way for you to get invoolved in this world we are trying to create.
so frst is the creature.Then the use of the creatures, we wanted them to have use far beyond just breeding
through resource ga thering, adventuring, sharing dreams and morefo the story with you. We wanted them to have personality, so you find friends, not just a commodity. We are planning on making a very new form of marketing for you also. That will allow you to place in a variety of markets a single animal multiple times, so you have vast exposure and the markets can stay full and active

Audience Members:  Do these breedables have a certain life span or are they immortal?

Divine Nitely: with our plans to have these creatures live in Stables on the server, but be at your bekon call at any time, you will be free of having to maintain large prim counts to house them all

Audience Members:  Yes very good Idea I like that very much.

Divine Nitely: If you had a chance to do the initial quests at Bog ALley Sim, I personally love the sounds lights effects animations, so we would love to incorporate more into what they do and how they interact with you.

Audience Members:  How much are these things going to cost?

Divine Nitely: That's a good question, we also felt it was important that soemone wanting the entire Bog Alley experience, can in fact recieve a creature such as the Hare..and quest, adventure with them, earn quest rewards, silver etc..and build an economy for themselves. If they immerse themselves in it, then they can move to acquiring more creatures etc.  Questing playe an important part in Bog Alley. This is a way to acquire resources, magical items and other things that can advance you.

We are starting out with what we feel we can achieve here and do a very good job, support iot effectively, and launch when we say and deliver what we say...BUT our plans are much bigger then that and the maps we have drawn of Bog Alley are HUGE with many many lands and places to explore 8 different lands to be exact :) Each with a primary creature that will eventually be revealed from that land.

Audience Members:  Will the Questing Take place Via a HUD?

Divine Nitely:  Quests for now are all inside S.and as you level and complete all the quests we have planned for SL, it is our goal and plan, to have many more and intereactive ways to do more with your Bog Creatures on the server. But that is our goal and plan at this stage:)

Audience Members:  1 or more sims per land? You said there will be 8 lands? Will this be one sim per land or mots of sims?

Divine Nitely: right now we ahve just the one sim available for quests as the story unfolds, more land rises and the sims change. The quest asks that magic be brought back to its core, so the magic of Bog Alley can be revitalized.

Audience Members: I would like to know how much it will take to buy these creatures and if there will be a discount or something?

Divine Nitely: Lately there have been some issues with pre-orders. I know we will have some sort of advance orders, but we dont want to promise until we are 100% ready to deliver

Audience Members:  where can I go to get a pre-order?

Divine Nitely: When that time comes, there wil be something available...not sure just how yet...but there will be something :P And early participation will be rewarded.

Audience Members: Will the sim idling effect your hares?

Audience Members:  Yes that's what I wanted to ask also, SL's planned Sim Idling once no avatars are present.... will this affect the feeding/ breeding of the Hares?

Audience Members: I wish our technicians were here, i know they are aware of many issues with lag and scripts working properly and a lot of testing is being done. If you asked me about the rare coats Im your girl :) I would say being that they exist in essence on the server, no issues at all should arise.

Audience Members:: Ok hmm. Will the sim idle thing effect the rare coats :P

Divine Nitely: If there is a problem they are simply deleted, or sent back to the stable and you can resummon another.

Audience Members: So how many rare coats are there? and traits?

Divine Nitely: Each creature fo the 8 has a bit o  something different it will offer. The Hares, if you notice, have many different shaped tails ears etc.

Audience Members: Are these going to be affordable for the common avi? Really I mean the poor like myself.

Divine Nitely: Save your gold and silver as it comes, :) < hint>

Audience Members:  kk CAN DO! :)

Divine Nitely: I didn't want to do the same scultp but change textures and give texture changes over and over. So we have designed into these creatures, to offer changes to tails ears antennae, wings some features, possibly animations and personality traits in the future.

 We do have one creature that is all about being beautiful however, and will have remarkable textures and attachments.

Audience Members: What happened to that baby bunny thing over there on the left? it kind of look slike it cracked its head and is bleeding..

[19:03] Divine Nitely: O the one on his back?

Audience Members:  This one over here laying in a pool of purple stuff

Divine Nitely: O lol, well hes caught mid way thru his sleeping animation.

Audience Members:  Looks drunk to me.

Audience Members: Iit looks like its bleeding out all over with he purple stuff, just saying.

Divine Nitely: When they sleep they roll over, flip their feet up in the air, feet wiggle like they are dreaming ears twitch etc. They roll around while they sleep. We could have only 2 animated objects in the display so hes mid way a flip and landed that way :)

Audience Members: There be new dreams soon?

Divine Nitely: Yes new dreams :) The baby Patter, that you can receive formthe chest,,,,dreams and we will send them new dreams as quests are ready

Audience Members: I think your texturing is lovely, it's dfinatley what caught my eye about these... not just another RGB breedable

Divine Nitely: ty :). I really love illustrating and each crearture has been fun to do. This texture coat Flicker, is just one this Hare has. There are some really fun ones with many variations

Audience Members: Look forward to seeing those

Divine Nitely: Finishing the previous question about the dreaming hare. Patter is a twin. She has a brother, Pitter. Ptter is your personal guide through Bog Alley and her dreams will change. He will be available as a group only gift very soon, and will be your group guide.

The Bog ALley group completed 2 such quests this last week. The belt i ahve on is the level 1 Aventurer's Belt, that was for a 1000 rope climbs by the group to the waterfall. It is in our group notice archive now for group members, but Pitter is coming soon, few days now.

Audience Members:  o0o so theya re a collaborative effort

Divine Nitely:  Yes, as we go on it hopefully will be realized, that the group as a whole plays an important part in revitalizing the Bog and getting closer to the breedable version of the creatures. As the group completes its part the Bog will change and more land will emerge and more sims will rise up. Now much is under water :)

 Time wise, we are nearing beta. We have in our forums at a list for beta. I don't want to give exact dates as I've said until we know we will meet that date. The quests have begun however, so the rewards from those quests will stack up and special things at release will be available.

 Are there any more questions? :) we went over, hope that  was ok.

Audience Members: I's fine, Divine. Thank you very much. You've answered a lot of great questions.

Divine Nitely: In a few days we will have another Q & A with the animated hares

Audience Members: Yes it was a good look into whats to come, thank you for sharing your vision.

Divine Nitely: I think we have a very special team. Bjorn, who is doing flips around the hares there is the wonderful sculpter that did the hare.

Bjorn Cristole: Hello

Audience Members:  hi Bjorn! nice to meet you

Divine Nitely: Norty is the one that amde those great chairs, we give her bits and pieces of branches and petals she makes wonderful things

Audience Members: Hiya Bjornr ;)

Bjorn Cristole: /waves  Divine is our Bog Mother :-)

Audience Members: it's nice to have you all here

Bjorn Cristole: Would still be playing greedy on some random friends sim if it wasnt for there vision :-)

Divine Nitely: OH on note :)  Bog Alley has a one of a kind Pet named " Hope" at silent auction. She is in a marble garden, and when Bog Alley releases her garden comes to life and she comes to you as a special pet.

 Bjorn Cristole: Yeah, and seeing everyone fall in love is exciting for me :-)

Audience Members:  This the best DAAAAMMMMMNNN thing since sliced bread lol

Divine Nitely: You just love, love :P

Audience Members: Thanks Divine and Bjorn

Bjorn Cristole: Thank you guys for all your support :-).

Divine Nitely: Thanks  for coming!

(end Q&A session)

Well, I don't know about you but that left a lot more questions than answers for me but I am so pumped I can't wait for the next quest and to meet Pitter! Twin to the cutie, Patter, above.

Till next time, take care all!
~ Taliferrue

Monday, May 28, 2012

Important Things

The most important things are the hardest things to say. 

They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.  -Stephen King

Today I have a radient skin to share with you from WoW Skins, Eva -  Make up 4, (300L). The Shape is Eva Shape, 300L. If you would like to try out a WoW Skin but don't want to sink in a lot of money I recommend checking out the discount section and watch for great sales. Maxi Gossamer makes the pretty mesh teardrop earrings Serena, 299L. They come with a matching necklace. The lovely short hair style is Tameless Hair Elizabeth, 99L per color pack. The pretty wings are Entangle by Favole, 60L.

Today's outfit I have to share is from  Vextra Fashion "Salsa" Wrap - Dragon, 139L. They come in a ton of color selection so you are sure to find one that matches your mood. The ones I picked to share (l-r) are Dragon, Bandanna, Dots, and Black. Poses are by Sopherian - Thank you pose pack 0L.

And that be it for me today, y'all take care!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Legend of Bog Alley - an adventure in breedables

As most know I am kind of obsessed with Meeroos, love them, adore them, own a million of them, well maybe not that many but its a lot. But lately, I don't know...I have been what I might called bored, unsettled and not really sure where to go with them. So with Serra covering the RFL Breedable Fair, I thought I might jump over and take a look at all the new breedables and see if there is one that might interest me.

I have to say I was surprised to see the variety of new breedables. There were quite a few that reminded me of meeroos, I stopped and played around at their displays but they were not really what I was looking for. The KittyCatS display stopped me I have been wanting a few of them, so I hopped to the main store and picked up a couple of their starter cats before hopping back to the fair. I'm not really wanting to breed them, I just wanted some as pets. I think they are adorable laying around.

The number of fighting breedables were interesting, I looked at the Fennux and thought about pre-ordering but  to be honest they looked too close to meeroos. I wanted something different. BattleBeast were neat looking as were the Sharks. But I am not much into fighting; I rather pamper and the Sharks only seemed to swim around. Not much on fishing. I was getting ready to give up when I saw this little spotted hopping creature racing down a path in the display of Bog Alley Breedables. It was going so fast...I had to cam fast.

And it was gone down the path before I could lock on it for a close view, so I wandered closer to see the display and saw a huge sign saying "coming soon" with a family of these long legged and long eared, lizard shaped headed rabbit things...I didn't know what to really call them or to make of them.

The little sleeping baby had a bubble show up over it's head and disappear quickly. The baby in the nest was so adorable. I stood waiting for the bubble to appear again, it showed a book with a little quill. 
Behind the family of these creatures is a huge sign announcing that the adventure begins! Curious I click it and get a note card, it's contents are as follows:

Welcome to Bog Alley Breedables! 

Bog Alley Breedables is a new and unique approach to breedables in SecondLife®. Our platform is much more then just a breedable platform. If all you want is to breed our creatures without participating in the rest of what we have to offer, you will find it easy and familiar. If all you want is a friendly pet to play with from time to time in SL - you can do that too, at little or no cost. While our platform is flexible enough to give you those choices, we hope that as you become familiar with us and our little friends, you will become as excited about the rest of the adventure as we have. Our team is like a (very talented) family, and we are working hard to bring our vision to you, here in SL, and beyond. We invite you to join us as we spend a little time to finish our work, and lend us your ideas and suggestions as well, so that we can make Bog Alley Breedables the best and most innovative breedable platform in SecondLife® . To that end please join our group: Bog Alley Breeadables. 

The Adventure Begins! The Legend of Bog Alley is an interactive adventure. A tale that unfolds over time to reveal the mysteries of Bog Alley, an ancient, magical place, where a community of creatures thrives along the overflowing banks of the Froghorn river.

The characters in our tale have distinct personalities and are inter-related in ways that enhance their abilities... to breed, to play, and even to fight when necessary to keep Bog Alley vibrant and alive. They each have a story to tell and secrets to reveal. As you discover those secrets, and gain their trust, you will adventure beyond the Froghorn's banks where challenges and quests are waiting in abundance. 

As you complete these challenges you will be rewarded in many ways; gathering tools, resources, potions and even treasure! Your bounty will aid you and your Bogs as the adventure unfolds. But beware, there may be dark times ahead for Bog Alley, and danger lurking for its inhabitants. They will need your help to prepare them for the worst! As you care for them, fulfill their needs, increase their number, and teach them skills, they will be better prepared for the trials ahead.

As your Bogs are growing they will share their dreams with you. If you fulfill them they will be all the happier for it! But while the young may dream of treats and toys, as they grow up they dream of finding a mate and starting a family of their own! You can ignore them, and put up with their occasional tantrums, but we hope that the softhearted amongst you will allow them to fulfill their destiny :-) A happy and trusting Bog will share their secrets more readily, and with those secrets in hand you will be able to breed them more successfully and better meet the challenges that are placed in your path. 
This is our vision for Bog Alley Breedables and we will be working tirelessly behind the scenes to to keep Bog Alley vibrant and evolving. There is a lot in the works and we hope you will join us in Bog Alley as... The Adventure Begins!

The Bog Alley Breedables Dev Team.
Divine Nitely - Artiste Extraordinaire and visionary mother of Bog Alley
Bjorn Cristole - Wizardly Crafter of all things born and breedable
Gypsy Paz - Gifted Gadgeteer and keeper of nifty bits and pieces
Viral - Disembodied Brainiac that keeps the gears oiled
Joshe Darkstone - Grumpy Old Man that we can't seem to get rid of... we've tried

Our heartfelt thanks to those that help...
A.D. For his willing ear, his keen eye, and his wise council
Norty Jezebel - For her steady hand, her lovely voice, and soothing effect on grumpy old men
Angelus Bunin - For his long hours and tireless efforts to get the word out
Lastat Daxter - For his help getting started and his dedication to our vision

I noticed a flicker to my right and saw that one of these creatures appeared on the stump that had been empty a second before. So I wandered over to examine it closer as it bobbed a bit on the stump as if it was wanting to hop down.

I noticed this one was different from the one with the baby to the left, this one has shorter ears and a different tail. I wonder if that is a breedable trait thing or is it a gender thing.

As I watched this bizarre critter it hopped down off the stump and wandered over to visit the family I had just left, and then shortly hopped down the purple path, around the corner deeper into the display. 

I followed, stopping at the book with the lovely fairy just beyond it's empty stump. The old tome sat open with a picture of a bog or forest. It contained a poem and upon clicking it I received the same note card I got from the larger sign and an invite to the Bog Alley Breedables Group, which I joined.

Going around the corner I see another family clustered around a little one that seems to have fallen on its back in a puddle of goo. There is a little one on a top shaft playing with the tail of one of the larger creatues. Its so adorable to look at.  To the right of the family is a chest, clicking it I received a folder titled "Bog Ally Breedables". In the folder was a  Bog Alley Breedables - Grassland Hair Baby and a note card introducing Patter.

There are many creatures coming soon from Bog Alley Breedables! Grassland Hares are only one and are eager to start their adventure with you.

Meet Patter, one of the Pitter Patter twins... right now shes sleeping but you can watch her dreams and she will let you know when new things are afoot in Bog Alley. Tickle her feet to see what she's dreaming about and Just click her dream bubble to find out what's happening!

Look at the size of these critters!!
The Legend of Bog Alley is a tale that unfolds over time to reveal the mysteries of Bog Alley, an ancient, mystical place, where many types of creatures thrive in the bog, along the banks of the Froghorn river. Each of them has a story to tell and secrets to reveal. With those secrets in hand you will be able complete the challenges and quests that will enhance your creatures abilities, to breed, to play, and even to fight when necessary to protect their sacred home! 

Join us as the adventure begins! 
- Bog Alley Breedables

Our first quest is waiting for you now - and theres gold to be found!
Our second quest - Revealing the Core - is up! See a sneak peek into the creatures of Bog Alley.


Now that got my attention, I love quests and this is starting to sound so interactive.

The Grassland Hare bounced by me once more on its path of exploration reminding me I had some exploration to do myself. 

So I tore myself away from the family with the sticky baby and wandered on down the path to see what awaits me.

Rounding the corner, I saw the hare by a rope on the ground, hover text suggested it might come in handy so I picked a copy up.

Clicking on the rope I climbed high up into the foliage to come to a small hut at the top. Looking down I could see the small grass hare who led me down the path continuing on his journey without me. 

Upon clicking the portal, my map opened to show me a water covered sim with two islands. This was the Home of Bog Alley Breedables

Swallowing my squeal of glee I clicked the portal and took my first step forward landing on the home island.

Exploring around I found a scroll on the ground,wearing it I discovered it was a hud. In a seashell close by I found the instructions to starting the quest.

This is where I shall stop my narrative on your journey in discovering this breedable and their wonderful story.

Here are the links you need to do some exploring on your own:

Bog Alley Website
*You will make an account as you do the quest on the site.*

Home and Garden Expo Link

Bog Alley Breedable Home Sim

Group Joiner
*be sure to get the "1000 members up the rope gift" from notifications*

I am thoroughly enchanted with this breedable and cannot wait till they are released. I love the idea that they are so interactive. I am very curious to know how they will breed and all the traits. If there had been pre-orders I would have been all over it, instead I must sit and wait until beta testing is over and then pounce!

*sits staring at her baby grass hare in enchantment.*
Take care till the next quest!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Home & Garden Expo 2012: Sim 14

Welcome to the final chapter of my photo book for the Home and Garden Expo 2012.

This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Home & Garden Expo benefiting 
Relay For Life of Second Life. 

Home & Garden Expo 2012: Sim 14

Sponsored by:
Dream Seeker Estates
Galland Homes (2nd level Sponsor)
Dream Seeker Estates (underwriter sponsor)

Saturday, May 19th through the 28th.

This year’s extravaganza will span 14 Second Life sims, with more than 100 exhibits, Entertainment and lots of fun activities including the RFL Breedables Fair. 
Hope you find something you like!

A    Envision Prefab & Décor  - ray.hoffman
Here is a cute little prefab home for those who do not have a large parcel. I have noticed that smaller homes are lacking here at the expo, so I am always happy to find those little gems.

B    C&D Designs - Styled Living  - cherelle.capra
 I loved the little accessories and furniture bits in this store. I loved the liberal use of plants and life. I am a strong believer that you are not home unless your surrounded by plants and animals. No sterile home for me.

C    Bliss Garden Center  - luna.bliss
Omg... is all i can say.. so beautiful. It's all comes in a box!  Luna Bliss  specialties in the creation of Holodeck Skyboxes that fly you to the sky on a flower and rez multiple & elaborate nature scenes (some with homes inside). I love it going to visit their 4-sim public park and concert venue with hiking,

D    [RNP] Animations & Sculpts  - rohanaraven.zerbino
For all the builders this is a must stop, there are a ton of useful animations for all kinds of builds nicely displayed for easy shopping.

E    Lilleshall Luxury Low Prim Furniture  - petronilla.whitfield
Be sure to check out this little prim shop. I found this hidden out behind the building. It's a great little beach hut with a cute sitting area inside. I loved the playfulness of the design.


F     Dream Seeker Estates - SPONSOR - (underwriter sponsor) - Tinker DreamSeeker

If you are seeking a new home, it seems you can find reasonable rates at Dreamseeker estates, check their rate signs at their display.


G    Galland Homes  - robert.galland
 Here is a great beach house or lake house maybe? I love all the porches, the inside is airy and spacey.

H    Ambiance Interactive Furnishings  - desiree.bisiani
Here is a quaint school house/school house for a old country setting. It has some awesome details and deserves a visit.

I    -Hanaya- Yummy Collectibles  - moriko.inshan
Here is an awesome outdoor sitting area. I picture this in a oriental rock garden.

J     made by Moo Textures / the Sculpt Depot  - / kt.syakumi
Builder's put this one on your list to visit too, there are several textures, and sculpt models to use to build themselves.

K    Garden Oasis  - mamap.beerbaum
Wow look at that green house, could you imagine taking care of all those plants?
I really enjoyed the RFL tree. I think it would look cute in my front yard, as a matter fact.

L    R(S)W Home & Garden  - (IM) robin.sojourner
 I so want this set! I love the drafting table with a drawing animations. I have been looking for a desk to set up in my house to sit out when I work on my blog so when my friends bounce in they know I am afk. This is it, I am putting it on my wish list, come pay day this set is so mine!
 I also wanted to share this awesome chair set. I love the colors and the pattern. Awesome design!

Exquisite Fountains  - christian.sandell

This is one of the great fountains around the sim, it's water changes color slowly over time. In  the time I sat and watched this one it has several colors: pink, yellow, green and  blue.

And that my dear friends is the last  store of the expo to cover. We have visited all 14 but have by no means show you everything there is to see. I hope you enjoyed the highlights and they help you with your visit to this awesome event!

Take care till the next post!

Home & Garden Expo 2012: Sim 13

 Welcome to the thirteenth chapter of my photo book for the Home and Garden Expo 2012.This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Home & Garden Expo benefiting 
Relay For Life of Second Life.

Home & Garden Expo 2012: Sim 13

Sponsored by:
Prim Perfect
Park Place Home Decor (2nd level Sponsor)
Dream Seeker Estates (underwriter sponsor)

Saturday, May 19th through the 28th.

This year’s extravaganza will span 14 Second Life sims, with more than 100 exhibits, Entertainment and lots of fun activities including the RFL Breedables Fair. 
Hope you find something you like!

A    Mission Home Store  - troy.vogel
I love this style of architecture, it reminds me of the Frank Loyd Wright house I visited once. So pretty in the detailing.

B     Dream Seeker Estates (underwriter sponsor) - Tinker DreamSeeker

If you are seeking a new home, it seems you can find reasonable rates at Dreamseeker estates, check their rate signs at their display.

C    [LeeZu!] Furniture  - leezu.baxter
This was such a pretty home, I loved the colors, it was so soothing to sit in and take a break.

D    HomeKraft  - gm.nikolaidis
This was a neat house. I always loved tree houses, only problem with them in second life is I can't do stairs to save my life.

E    Alchemy Immortalis  - alchemy.cyannis
It's always a treat to visit a display from Alchemy Immortalis, it is always so creative in its design, whimsical and magical in atmosphere. They are selling a kit of 14 pieces that they used to build their display.
 I don't know if I would have the imagination to create what they have with only 14 shapes. There are several platforms to visit on this store. Be sure to explore.
I loved this little sitting area they had on display. It was one of many items I saw that was amazing.

F     Patron  - eliza.wierwight
Patron is a artistic display of furniture and accessories with a Asian overtone. I enjoyed looking at the the little art pieces.

G    Prim Perfect - SPONSOR  - aisling.sinclair
Prim Perfect has a lovely stage set up for one-on-one interviews with builders and other participants at the expo. Check out the schedule out front to see if your favorite designer/creator/builder is up for an interview.

H    Park Place Home Décor  - deann.dufaux
Soothing yellow and greens compliment the design of this seating set.  It has some wonderful animations.

I     Nexgen Aviation  - jessii2009.warrhol
This was an awesome place to hang out. I love the planes. I always wanted to see them in sl, but never have ran into them before. They are so cool to check out.

J     Minnesota Modern  - dijodi.dubratt
Take a gander at the artwork in this display. It's really worth a ponder.

K    AZ Emporium  - aarcher.zenovka
Outdoor landscaping needs can be met here. They have several nice displays of their goods. Check out the vendor boards for some really need items.

L    True North Designs  - dellybean.north
This cute little living room set is a petite living room set. Very charming and perfect for small ones. There are several nice pieces of furniture for petites here along with some pieces for normal size avatars.

M   Nexus Arts  - cinders.vale
This was an interesting display, I really liked the lamps they had up for the RFL item, 50L. They would make great decorations for a garden party.

One more sim to go, see ya on 14!