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Brief update and Seasons Hunt

Sorry for the lack of recent posts. I have a little project I’m working on that is taking up most of my time in SL. I’m very excited about it, and I hope to be able to post some more information about it soon.

I did take some time off to do the Seasons Hunt, and it has been a pleasant hunt experience. Very few of the hunt objects were hidden in difficult places (in fact, many of them were extremely obvious).

There was one store (name withheld) that I completely avoided because it is huge and,  in  a previous hunt, the owner(s)/management  made it extremely difficult to find their gift (which IMO ended up not being worth the time everyone had to invest to find it). There were a few others I didn’t do because I knew the gift was something I wasn’t interested in.

Overall, the quality of the items is really good on this hunt. Yes, there are some gimmicky  autumn-related things, but mostly the gifts are  wearable and usable items, nicely designed, and many qualifying for a permanent spot in your inventory.  Special kudos to Ingenue (for a very cute dress) and LISP Bazaar (for a very nice set of two easy chairs with the typical LISP attention to quality and detail). There are others that I should likely mention as well, so let me just add that if you’re thinking of doing a hunt, this is a good one to go for. The aggravation factor is low (with just a few exceptions), and the prizes are more than worth the time you’ll likely put into it. Here’s a link to the official hunt blog.

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Resting place

I’m not revealing the name of this store yet because I want to blog about it 🙂

It was a nice resting place for my avatar after running to Weatherbys and grabbing this dress (yes, the freebie group gifts of the day are back on! Hurray!). Necklace from GaNKeD and hair from Clawtooth.

 

The weekend’s best and worst

This weekend’s good:
The rooftop sale at Juicy Mirabella
One word would make it all worthwile, if there was nothing else.
GaNKeD – Three special jewelry sets for $10L and one freebie.
The rest is icing on the cake.

Singing in the Rain Hunt at Lemania Indigo Designs
(already blogged about it here)


[LeeZu!] and the beautiful Femme Fatal Flexi Dress

(already blogged about it here)

…and one absolutely beautiful surprise which I hope to blog about soon!

This weekend’s disappointment:
Home Garden & Patio Expo – for 8 sims, I expected more…more promotions and specials on home furnishings. And since these kind of stores tend to be big, it was hard finding the stores I was looking for. There’s lots of home designers here as well, and as a Linden homeowner, I wasn’t interested in purchasing a home…just furnishing the one I had. An in-world program book was pretty much a useless gimmick. The teleport boards were a much better idea, but they weren’t working when I tried them. Bottom line: if you’re looking to purchase a home to place on land, you’ll get ideas. If you’re looking for furniture, plants, and other furnishings, and cost is not an issue, you will likely find ideas but you’ll need to cover a lot of ground in order to find them. Unless things change, I don’t think bargain hunters will find much here.

Pretty, low prim and low price…can we have it all? #2

Sher’s Cottage Gardens
Cottage Gardens Island, Cassiopeia Shores

Inside one of the cottages...everything here is for sale.


The gardens (and the cottages you’ll find as you walk along the twisting path) are the store! Just about everything is for sale here…if you see a plant or tree that you like, it’s likely 1) low prim and 2) fairly inexpensive. There’s lots of low prim furniture as well – mainly pastel cottage style (garden colors, naturally!).

My Linden Homes Odyssey, part 1

I debated and debated with myself for weeks before deciding to get a Linden Home. It seemed appropriate to get a home in SL after participating for a while, and I really wanted someplace stable to park a few things and set up photography for my blog.

I knew what I wanted…some living space and some place for the photo studio. Hopefully some privacy to change clothes, and not just one big open room.

There are currently four themed communities with Linden Homes: a suburban community (Meadowbrook), a fantasy theme (Elderglen), a rustic A-Frame home area (Tahoe), and a Japanese-themed neighborhood (Shareta Osumai). Looking over my choices, I ruled out Elderglen at once. The houses seemed very small and full of fantasy-type architectural features (nothing at all against that, but it just wasn’t my choice). For some reason, Meadowbrook was only showing two available models, both one story…even though there were lots of two story models on the sim (availability at the time?).

I wasn’t sure I’d like the more rustic Tahoe or the Japanese homes, so my first attempt was with the L-shaped one story Meadowbrook home Quad. Upon entering the home, I realized that the one large room really wasn’t what I wanted. So I abandoned the home and tried again. This time the only Meadowbrook home available was Loftroom, with the second room slightly elevated and two pools. The pools seemed like a waste of prims and space to me, and I really wanted more usable space, so I abandoned this home and tried again.

The next time, since there was nothing other than what I’d already tried in Meadowbrook, I focused on the Tahoe selections. The houses all seemed alike, so I picked the one with the color scheme I liked the best (Willow). I got into the house and realized it was one room, with a very high ceiling. I wondered if I could build a loft. And I realized…the Meadowbrook homes had more features, like track lighting and window blinds. With all the windows in the A-Frame styles I’d have to do something about privacy. And I didn’t like the fireplace, which was more like a cheap wood stove.

I found a low-prim loft for a good price on XLStreet, and proceeded to unpack it in the home. Oops…wrong size (found out later on it was made for Cedar, which had different dimensions). Difficult to re-size something that large inside a home, too.

Finally I just gave up. I always had doubts that the Tahoe lifestyle was going to be for me…just too rustic. I abandoned this home and tried again.

This time there was nothing left in Meadowbrook; it didn’t even come up in the selections. Since I’d already ruled out the fantasy homes in Elderglen, that left the Japanese houses in Shareta Osumai. Like the A-frame styles they all appeared to be single rooms. Perhaps, I reasoned, the ceilings would be high enough for a loft. Upon entering my new House of Kaze model, I realized one really big issue: no windows. And I really didn’t like the tatami mat floors. Oops…this one was out.

On my fifth attempt, Meadowbrook was still missing from the selections. I’d re-read the info about the loft I’d purchased and decided to try the model it was designed for, Cedar. The fireplace was more to my taste, and the loft did fit, but I still didn’t really like the A-Frame style…and it bothered me that Linden was putting things like lights into homes in Meadobrook, but not other neighborhoods.

This time, I determined that I would wait to get another Linden Home till there was one available in Meadowbrook (or a similar neighborhood) with two stories, multiple rooms, nice fireplace, etc. When I tried again a few days later, wow, Meadowbrook was back in the selection list, and this time, there were 3 or 4 styles that fit what I wanted.

So…it took a while, but I have found the home I wanted…it’s a Grayson model. And, even better, it is located two rows away from the ocean, and on the other side, a row away from the hillside. I’ve converted the pool to a garden and planted some one-prim flower bushes. The first photo studio I rezed fit with space to spare in the large area of the second floor. And now I’m working on finding the right low prim furnishings for my space.

The ocean view from my balcony.


Converted the pool into a garden; then added one prim floral bushes.


The lounge chair I bought as part of the set yesterday is stll more prims than I'd like, but I have to relax sometime!

Pretty, low prim and low price…can we have it all?

I’m in the midst of furnishing a Linden Home (more on that later) and having a challenge getting everything I want to do in the low prim limit. I’m looking for interesting furniture that is low prim AND low price AND interesting/pretty.

One place I’ve recently discovered is GH Creations. They feature furniture in a variety of prints as well as low pixels. I purchased a sofa, loveseat, chair combo for $L200 – not cheap but nowhere near the cost I’ve seen at a lot of other places. The pieces can be purchased in either tweed, Victorian print, or leather color-change combos. GH also has sculpted table lamps and floor lamps for $L100.

Teleport to GH Creations