December at the Cabin

Preparing for Christmas at a cabin in Scandinavia? Been there, done that and just so you know, it’s extremely cozy.

Cozy is also the End of Fall set by Barley Home & Decor; The rocking chair, wall wraith, crate, fir tree and boots are all in this set and you can find it right now at the Enchantment event but hurry up, the event closes December 2nd!

The Winter Dream Chair Set is a new mainstore release by HJM Designs, consisting of the arm chair, side table, rug, advent candles and star wall light.

The woodburner and firewood holder is the Olena Woodburning Set which is a previous release by CHEZ MOI so you can now find it in their mainstore and marketplace.

EED‘s Nativity Shadowbox will be available (hunt item L$ 25) at the Christmas Expo 2019, starting December 5th through December 15th (LM now available, see credits below).

  • Barley – End of Fall Set @ Enchantment
    • Barley – End of Fall Rocking Chair C/M (3 Li)
    • Barley – End of Fall Wall Decor C/M (3 Li)
    • Barley – End of Fall Crate C/M (5 Li)
    • Barley – End of Fall Fir Tree C/M (24 Li)
    • Barley – End of Fall Boots C/M (8 Li)
  • HJM Designs Winter Dream Chair Set
    • Winter Dream Chair (3 Li)
    • Winter Dream End Table (2 Li)
    • Winter Dream Rug (2 Li)
    • Advent Candle Decoration (2 Li)
    • Star Wall Light (2 Li)
  • Olena Woodburning * CHEZ MOI
    • Olena Woodburning CHEZ MOI (3 Li)
    • Firewood Holder CHEZ MOI (1 Li)
  • EED‘s NATIVITY SHADOWBOX resizer c @ Christmas Expo (starting Dec 5th)
  • Dutchie sculpted curtains
  • Schultz Bros. The Winter Cabin

Squad Goals

The puppies and I have been on a mission to find the perfect Christmas tree and we did so in the most beautiful setting. The girls are excited that we’re bringing a whole tree inside the house.. but no chewing on it! This is also why I can’t put my presents under the tree. They are very good puppers, but they just can’t resist opening presents!

FKD has a new selection of ugly sweaters in the mainstore, make sure you have one for the ugly sweater party! Also make sure you stop by the store for Black Friday for a 50% discount on everything in the store (excluding gift cards).

The Winter Birdhouse by EED is at 50% discount as a Steals and Deals offer, which starts Friday November 29th – 00:01AM SLT through Monday December 2nd – 23:59PM SLT. They also have a cute trio of snowmen for this event. Find them in the EED mainstore!

HJM Designs has some nice new mainstore releases for you and today I’m showcasing the Snow Winter Well Scene; with a well, a wintery tree, bushes and grass, a squirrel that animates upon touch and a light snowfall, it’s a beautiful winter scene for your sim or parcel.

  • Sander is wearing:
    • [FKD] GEORGE 2019 – JAKE
    • L&B * JAKEfit Reg* Swear Havoc Jeans
    • not so bad . ODNEY sneakers . fitted . BELLEZA v2 . camel
    • [Deadwool] Pequod beanie – RARE
    • [Deadwool] Peak XV chrono – vintage – black strap
    • Surreal Products Axe v1.1
    • Astralia – Christmas Tree (bare) green
  • The scene:
    • HJM Designs Snow Winter Well Scene
    • EED‘s WINTER BIRDHOUSE
    • JIAN Wonky Weenies :: Cute AF PJs Wanderer and Bunny PJs Wanderer
    • (Milk Motion) snow pines
  • Pose by Animosity (modifiey by me)

Fever

Never knew how much I loved you
Never knew how much I cared
When you put your arms around me
I get a fever that’s so hard to bare

Have the Black Friday sales fever gotten you yet? Psst! Lapointe Bastchild has started their Black Friday Weekend Sale! 40% discount store-wide (in-world purchases only) for VIP group members, use unlimited promo code Xmas40 at the vendors! Non VIPs can use Xmas30 to get a 30% discount. Also, VIP Door busters today and tomorrow! More info here and here if you’re not a VIP

  • L&BΒ * JAKEfit Reg* Swear Havoc Leather Pants @Β TMD (Last days! Items at events are not part of the Black Friday Weekend)
  • Invictus Male TaTToo [CAROL G]
  • [Deadwool] Peak XV chrono – vintage

Freezing Over

As if I don’t have enough snow and cold in real life, I went ahead and made it snow outside The Bar @ HaVen. While I was finishing up the ground cover, Little Branch released a new tree so I figured I’d take a picture of it right here before I clutter up the parcel with all sorts of wintery bushes, trees and decor.

Little Branch is at this round of Uber with another beautiful tree; the Zelkova Serrata. Delicately animated like it’s moving to a light breeze. Touch it to bring up the season changer menu. My picture shows the Winter version. The tree is at 7 Li out of the box, but it’s Copy/Mod and resizing it will change the Land Impact.

I dug up the Tree Sled Rezzer from my inventory. It’s a past release by CHEZ MOI so you can find this in their mainstore and marketplace. You and your friends can have some fun in the snow, just click the sign to rez a sled, choose either male or female animation and off you go! Be careful not to swoosh off world!

  • Little Branch ZelkovaSerrata{Animated}*4Seasons @ Uber
  • Tree Sled Rezzer CHEZ MOI
  • (Fundati) Snowy rock
  • Skye Land Forms
  • Skye Pebble Beach
  • Landscapes Unlimited HEBRIDES 1/4 Sim Corner Environment [6.0]

It’s a Feeling..

Christmas isn’t a season.
It’s a feeling.

Edna Ferber

For me, the Christmas feeling usually arrives on the evening the day before Christmas Eve. In Norway, Christmas Eve is the big day and traditionally December 23rd is the day Norwegians decorate their Christmas trees (what they used to anyway, it seems a lot of people do that earlier in December now) and what we did.. or rather, what Santa did, when I was a kid. Yes that’s right; in our house, Santa brought the tree inside and decorated it while my sister and I were sleeping. When we woke up on Christmas Eve morning, our stockings were filled and the tree was decorated with all the gifts placed underneath it. We each got to pick one gift to open in the morning but then we had to wait until after Christmas Eve dinner to open the rest of them.

Showcasing several goodies today, maybe you’ll find something that’ll put you in a SL Holiday spirit?

The Vintage Sled by DaD will be available at this upcoming round of Uber and it will be made available in PG and Adult versions, filled with awesome single and couples animations. In my picture, Mahogany and I are using one of the PG cuddle animations found in the sled.

At Tannenbaum you can find the most adorable log reindeer by Galland Homes, a wonderful decor item for the holidays!

The popular Candy Cane Hunt just opened and Never Totally Dead… is offering the super cute Munchies Tray with milk and cookie for Santa and carrots for Rudolph! You can go on the hunt or just hop on over to the Never Totally Dead… mainstore to pick up this prize. Easy peasy!

To make this scene wintery cosy I’ve used conifere and genevrier both by La Petite Vie. They are copy/mod, come in animated and non-animated versions. Touch brings up a texture change menu. You can find the trees at the La Petite Vie mainstore.

Eat Drink and be Merry

O’ Tannenbaum! The Glasgow holiday dining set by Barley is a festive addition to any space. The set is comprised of a Dining Table, Chair with pillow and without, holiday table centerpiece, mini Christmas trees and gorgeous place settings. Instant dinner party, just add friends and family. The set will be available at the Tannenbaum Holiday Market starting November 23rd!

  • Barley – Glasgow Set @ Tannenbaum (Nov 23 – Dec 20)
    • Barley – Glasgow Dining Table (3 Li)
    • Barley – Glasgow Chair w/ Pillow (1 Li)
    • Barley – Glasgow Chair w/o Pillow (1 Li)
    • Barley – Glasgow Table Placement (1 Li)
    • Barley – Glasgow Table Centerpiece (7 Li)
    • Barley – Glasgow Mini Trees (1 Li)
  • Barley – Raleigh Wall Centerpiece @ Belle
  • Apple Fall West Village Charleston Curtains – Cream
  • LB_RiverBirchShrub{Animated}*4Seasons

Maybe we could..

New tattoo for men by CAROL G is out at Men Only Monthly and it’s beautiful. I couldn’t find any pants in my closet that didn’t cover the bottom part of the tattoo so it had to be a towel or boxers because, you know, my pictures are rated Safe. I went with towel. Hope you like! The tattoo, of course.

  • [FOURTH WALL] Industrial Shower
  • :BAMSE: Gentleman – Shampoo
  • :BAMSE: Gentleman – Soap
  • Pose by WRONG & The Owl (slightly modified by me)

Always Deer

At this round of Cosmopolitan you can find the warm and cozy Chaleur Bois Set by CHEZ MOI; woodburning stove with animations, leather armchairs filled with single and couple (PG/Adult) animations with automatic temp attached prop rezzer and cute decor. You can purchase the items separately or as a full set.

Touch the chair cushion to change the texture of the cushion. The rug and the flag also have texture options, touch them to bring up a menu. The cookie tray hands out a temp attached cookie upon touch too. Basically you have everything you need for some homey hygge in the Chaleur Bois Set!

  • Chaleur Bois Set CHEZ MOI @ Cosmopolitan
    • Armchair: 4 LI with the blanket and 3 LI without it | Modifiable | Copy
    • Table: 1 LI | Modifiable | Copy
    • Cookie Tray: 1 LI each | Modifiable | Copy
    • Cup of Coffee: 1 LI each | Modifiable | Copy
    • Rug: 2 LI | Modifiable | Copy
    • Woodburning: 4 LI | Modifiable | Copy
    • Fireplace Flag: 1 LI | Modifiable | Copy
    • Deer Set: 1 LI each | Modifiable | Copy
    • Frame Set: 1 LI each | Modifiable | Copy
    • Wreath: 1 LI | Modifiable | Copy
  • LB_FIddleLeafFig{Mesh}*Potted
  • LB_PottedBirch{Mesh}
  • cinphul // animated curtains
  • uK- Always Deer Hanging Art
  • hive // hanging glass light
  • hive // hanging devil’s ivy plant
  • dust bunny . darling hanging plant
  • Apple Fall Hetton Barn Conversion
Thank you for taking this picture, my love β™₯

Meanwhile, in Norway…

If you read my previous blog post, you already know I have snow where I live. So, if Mahogany suddenly were able to teleport over, we would certainly NOT stay outside in the snow very long we would mostly have hygge-time inside by the fireplace but…

we chose an outdoor scene however for showcasing the new releases for her and him by Allure Couture. The Lange Sweater Outfit for him comes in your choice of Fatpacks. The complete outfit with 10 texture huds for both the pants and sweater, a Pants Fatpack or a Sweater Fatpack. Boots come only in the complet outfit fatpack. The pants and sweater are fitted for Aesthetic, Belleza Jake, Legacy, Signature Gianni and Slink bodies. Boots are fitted for Belleza, Signature and Slink. It’s available in the Allure Couture mainstore. For info about the Em Sweater Outfit for her, see Mahogany’s post The First Snow.

  • Sander is wearing:
    • Allure Couture Lange Sweater Outfit (sweater, pants & boots)
    • Vango. Andy Knit Cap
    • !NFINITY Luca Choker
    • MINIMAL Lovers Ring
    • Volkstone Dean Facial Hair
  • Mahogany is wearing:
  • Poses: Ana Boutique Bento Couple #17 and #18 (snowballs and snow lantern included in the poses)
  • Scene:
    • LB_TulipTree.v2{Animated}4Seasons
    • LB_SilverBirch{Animated}*4Seasons
    • LB_RiverBirchShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
    • (Fundati) Snow covered boulders
    • .:Tm:. Creation [Sweety Snowy] Winter Scene
    • Ana Boutique Snow Lantern (included in pose Bento Couple #18)

First Snow

The first snow came in the last week of October, here in Northern Norway. We got about 30 cm (a foot) of snow overnight and it stuck. The world looked like in my picture for several days after. Have you ever tried walking Dachshunds in a foot of snow? πŸ˜…

I’m happy to inform you that the “Snow Roof add on Beachyhead House” is now available! Find it at the DaD mainstore and marketplace.

The Snow Add On is 17 Li and Copy/Mod. To use it on your Beachyhead House, rez the “Snow add on Beachyhead House”, edit the Beachyhead House and copy the position and rotation coordinates of the house to the add on.

If you don’t own it already; The Beachyhead House is two floors with windows on three sides for views to the outside and for the light to pour in. It has a large deck in front, two large sliding glass doors open into the house. The doors can be left open so that you have an open floor plan, which makes it great for entertaining. Immediately to the left are 3 steps down that lead you into another large room. Next to the stairs is the staircase going up to the second floor that has a small balcony looking down to the first floor. The second floor has a large bedroom and/or other room.

Throughout the house you have a mixture of wood, brick and solid color textures to accentuate the home. Other features included in the home is the glass wall partitions that separates the rooms below and also borders the stairs and the top balcony. The Beachyhead House is 104 Li, Copy/Mod and its footprint is 35,5×28 out of the box.

  • DaD “Beachyhead House” c/m
  • DaD “Snow add on Beachyhead House” c/m
  • LB_SilverBirch{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_RiverBirchShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
  • [ keke ] short grass . winter .
  • (Fundati) Snow covered boulders
  • Skye Stone Path
  • Skye Land Forms