Garden Getaway

Featuring two new releases and an older one from CHEZ MOI today! The Allure Chat Set is a modern and comfy patio set, perfect for any outdoor space like balconies, patio, gardens or backyards. The set is available in PG and Adult versions, packed with single and couple bento animations, automatic prop rezzer. Touch the firepit for FX menu. Change textures of the armchairs with their respective HUDs included in the box. The Allure Chat Set is available right now at Cosmopolitan. The round ends tomorrow, but don’t worry, if you can’t make it there it will be available at the CHEZ MOI mainstore right after the event.

The Corner Hot Tub CHEZ MOI is perfect for small spaces. Touch the control panel to access the hot tub menu – bubbling water in motion, particle steam and hot tub sounds for a realistic experience. Available in both PG and Adult version, the Hot Tub has room for 1-2 people and includes lots of single animations as well as couples cuddles and sex animations (Adult version only). Find it at Tres Chic!

To make my Garden Getaway complete, I’ve used the Douillet Pier from the Douillet Outdoor Set CHEZ MOI, which Mahogany had stashed in her inventory. The Hanging Blanket has 16 female and male animations and comes with some “wearable” props. Trees and grass all from The Little Branch and the beer is brought to you by No. 59.

  • Allure Chat Set CHEZ MOI @ Cosmopolitan (Until Jan 25)
    • Armchair: 2 LI | Copy | Modifiable
    • Armchair with Blanket: 4 LI | Copy | Modifiable
    • Firepit: 4 LI | Copy | Modifiable
    • HUD for Armchair and Armchair with Blanket
  • Corner Hot Tub CHEZ MOI @ Tres Chic (Until Feb 10)
    • 17 land impact | Modifiable | Copy
  • Douillet Pier CHEZ MOI
  • LB_ZelkovaSerrata.V2{Animated}*4Seasons @ Cosmopolitan (Until Jan 25)
  • LB_DogwoodBush{Animated}Mesh
  • LB_Buffalograss.v2{Mesh}Animated
  • No. 59 SixPack ISTC PilePale Rezz

Shhh… Let's Pretend It's Sunday

I’m trying my best to ignore the fact that it’s Monday and I have a whole week of having to live in my own time zone ahead of me. Get up at 6 am. Walk the puppies. Shower. Feed breakfast to the puppies and myself. Be off to work by 7:30. It’s still dark at 7:30, my brain wants to sleep in. Let’s pretend it’s Sunday?

CHEZ MOI provides us with the perfect place to spend our downtime with the Adore King Bed Set; The bed contains Bento animations, PG (101 animations) and Adult (173 animations) versions available. 36 single animations. Touch the blanket for colour options. The set also includes all the decor shown in my picture apart from the lamp. The lamp is from GOOSE.

We’re getting comfy wearing the His and Her Downtime sets by Allure Couture. PJ bottoms and shirt for the guys and legwarmers and shirt for the women. HUD controlled texture changer for each piece so you can mix and match colours. You can find both sets at this round of the 7Event!

  • Sander is wearing:
    • Allure Couture His Downtime @ 7Event (until Jan 20)
    • !NFINITY Luca Choker
    • MINIMAL Lovers Rings
    • Modulus Oli Hair

January

It’s not exactly looking like winter outside my house right now, but this is how January usually looks where I’m from and if you’re wondering, yes it usually takes a while for the plow trucks to clear all the roads after the nightly snowfall. The rainstorm I’m experiencing right now is a blizzard just a little further north. I talked to my mum on New Year’s Eve and she’d given up shovelling snow for the day; she lit the fireplace and settled down indoors for the rest of the evening.

At Uber you can find a new release by The Little Branch; the Forest Pansy Tree. While it is the perfect tree for small gardens and courtyards, it is also found in open woodlands, thickets, woodland margins, limestone glades and along rocky streams and bluffs. The tree is lightly animated, 6 Li out of the box but it’s Copy/Modify so you can scale it down, or up, to fit your needs. Touch it for a season changer menu.

Hello 2020!

As we say good bye 2019 I’m thinking about what a year it’s been for me, in “both lives”. Well, I’m one who doesn’t separate the two, but I’m not going to talk about that right now.

What a year it’s been! I’ve only two years as a resident; a year and a half ago I started taking pictures and getting familiar with the viewer camera tools. I did a couple of blog post at the end of 2018, just for fun. Then in the beginning of 2019 I decided I wanted to give blogging a serious go so I found a couple of sponsors that were willing to give a total newbie a chance and the ball started rolling.

After seeing each other online for 8 months, M and I met up and went on vacation together in June. It was wonderful and the most significant thing that happened in my life in 2019 but I’m not going to talk more about that here.

In August I celebrated reaching 1K followers by hosting a photo contest, which was awesome fun for me and I got nothing but positive feedback from those who participated.

Blogging takes hard work and dedication, from the start. I pride myself with having a quality blog and a high Flickr engagement. What’s the use of having 5K followers if you’re not engaging them? Will they remember your picture? Will they notice the brand you’re showcasing? Will they read your blog? Click on that Slurl? No, no, no and no. Ok, now I got derailed for a bit. Or maybe not, because..

In October I was nominated for The Bloggies. Being nominated was a great honour and it told me that I had managed to successfully enter the SL blogosphere and that my blogging was being appreciated by others. To those who nominated me, I’m sending a big big thank you your way.

So what’s in store for 2020? There’s a trip to the US in the very near future. I’ll of course continue blogging and I’m sticking to my all-round style because I love the freedom it gives me, the versatility. Every product is different, every picture lives its own life and sometimes it has a story to tell. What else? Whatever happens, happens. I’m approaching the new year with a positive mindset and my dreams and hopes for the future intact. I truly hope you can say the same. If not, then I wish 2020 is the year of positive change for you. Make it so.

Oh, and today I’m blogging the 2020 Photo Booth by CHEZ MOI! A perfect addition to any New Year’s party, with single, friends and couple poses ready for your guests to take memorable pictures. You can find it at their mainstore and marketplace! And we’re looking mighty fine, wearing the Gage Tuxedo by Lapointe & Bastchild and the Laura Gown by Allure Couture.

  • Sander is wearing:
    • L&B Gage 3PC Tuxedo Premium Edition
    • Modulus Oli Hair
    • MINIMAL Lovers Rings
  • Mahogany is wearing:
    • Allure Couture Laura Gown @ Kloset
    • Truth Eternity Hair
    • Necklace, earrings and bracelet by Maxi Gossamer
    • MINIMAL Lovers Rings
Blog stats 2018 and 2019. Click image for full size view.

Fun in Winterland

Celebrate the most wonderful time of year outdoors with these inflatable holiday decorations by CHEZ MOI, they are just too cute!

The Gingerbread House entrance is available at Tres Chic until December 10th. It comes packed with fun friends/couple/single static poses and 4 carol animations with automatic prop rezzer. Mahogany and I are showing a couple of the single poses in this picture.

The Santa Sleigh, which can be found at Cosmopolitan until December 14th and the Santa&Dog, which is available at Whimsical until December 13th are both decor items that will make your parcel look extra fun and festive.

  • Sander is wearing:
    • boyberry Christmas Elf 2018 Outfit
  • Mahogany is wearing:
    • *CK* Happy xmas elf green

Thank you, Mahogany, love, for joining me as a happy Xmas elf in this picture! You are amazing ❤️️!!!

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

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]

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 ♥

Pawrenting

I’m a puppy pappa to two Dachshund girls and when I’m not on Second Life they keep me occupied with walks, grooming, playing, feeding, cuddling… They follow me everywhere and are the most loyal and loving companions you can get. If you didn’t already know, being a puppy parent is a big responsibility and takes a lot of work and time. Don’t ever consider getting a dog for the cuteness value. The little, yes adorable, puppers are going to depend on you being there for them every day for many years. I can go on and on about this, but I’ll stop here and move on to the items I’m supposed to talk about!

The Auster Patio Set & Fireplace by CHEZ MOI is a recent release and is now available at the mainstore and marketplace. Adult or PG version, both the sofa and the chair are full of bento animations. The ottoman contains 10 animations and the fireplace has both single and couples (PG and Adult) animations! Texture changer HUD included for both the patio set and the fireplace.

Both the Hans Sweater by Allure Couture and the Havoc Jeans by L&B I’ve blogged before but it doesn’t hurt to repeat a good thing! Both items are available at their respective mainstores.

  • The Scene:
    • Auster Patio Set CHEZ MOI
      • Fireplace: 10 LI | Copy | Modifiable
      • Sofa: 6 LI | Copy | Modifiable
      • Armchair: 4 LI | Copy | Modifiable each
      • Ottoman: 2 LI | Copy | Modifiable each
      • HUD Seats
      • HUD Fireplace
    • Apple Fall Coffee & Muffin
    • Trompe Loeil – Bailey A-Frame Cottage + Deck
  • Sander is wearing:
    • Allure Couture Hans Sweater-Belleza Jake
    • L&B * JAKEfit Reg* Swear Havoc Jeans
    • DOUX – Fade hairstyle
    • Volkstone Dean Facial Hair
  • Pose Dog’s best friend by Rebel Poses (puppies included)

R & R

I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend so far! Right now I’m waiting for SL’s GOT TALENT Round 2 to start because Mahogany is one of the contestants and it’s very exciting as only 6 contestants remain!

Showing you a few new things today, so let’s start off with the lovely canoe in the foreground, a pretty decor item for any parcel or sim, made by La Petite Vie and available right now at the SaNaRae event.

The gorgeous Potted Birch is the latest release by Little Branch and is available now at Cosmopolitan Event.

The beautiful and cozy Sienna Pergola Bench by CHEZ MOI is available at Sad November. The Benches has room for 1-4 people and it comes with 96 animations in PG version and 156 animations in Adult version. Texture changer HUD for the pillows and seats.