A Long Winter

We’re not even half way through January and I’m already waiting for Spring. It’s a while still, until April, which is when we can maybe start seeing any signs of Spring here. We might even get a couple of feet of snow in April so the patience game is real now!

The Young Ginkgo Tree by The Little Branch is lightly animated and comes with a season changer menu. You can just touch it and the menu pops up and you can change from Winter to Spring in just a couple of seconds. It’s Land Impact is 7 out of the box but as it’s Copy/Modify you can resize it to fit your needs. The Young Ginkgo Tree is available at the January round of Equal10 which opens today!

Want a small, open plan house with panorama view? The DaD Glass House is small, only 18.2x 11.2 and 37 Li (resizable, Copy/Mod). It even has a round window in the ceiling so when it’s not covered with snow you can watch the stars from the comfort of your living room. Touch any of the switches inside the house to turn on or off the snowy windows. The snow roof add on is sold separately. You can find the house and the snow add on in the DaD mainstore and marketplace.

  • LB_YoungGinkgoTree{Animated}*4Seasons @ Equal10 (Jan 10 – Feb 9)
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
  • DaD “Glass House” c/m
    • DaD “Snow add on Glass House” c/m
  • GOOSE – Snowy sidewalks
  • NOMAD // Snow Landscaping Set

Gone Fishing

DiMi’s Store has a new backdrop/scene out at this round of the Driftwood event. It’s a complete fishing campsite, with tent, campfire, fishing rods, a barrel of fish, a boat, backpacks, grass, trees, a tree stump with a racoon and a dog! This scene is sold complete (71 Li, Copy / Mod.) or in separate objects (Copy). As the scene is Copy/Mod you can edit linked all the objects and place them where you want them.

Treized Designs is at this round of UniK with the Wildking Hoodie. Fatpack HUD has 10 different texture choices and 6 different rope colours. The hoodie is fitted for Signature Gianni/Geralt, Belleza, Slink and Legacy bodies.

I blogged the L&B Havoc Ops Boots for the first time yesterday, today I wanted to show how they look with the socks. Find the boots at this round of TMD!

  • “TD” WILDKING HOODIE @ UniK (until Jan 28)
  • L&B * Swear Havoc Ops Boots @ TMD (until Jan 30)
  • TORI TORRICELLI // David Shorts //
  • [WAZ] Operator Hat
  • !NFINITY Luca Choker
  • MINIMAL – Lovers Rings

Road To Somewhere Else

I am making some changes in my life. Getting out of an unhealthy job is the first step and I handed in my resignation two days ago; after 17 years of serving a government organization’s IT needs, it’s time for a change.

Not going to change the way I blog though, so here’s todays feature which is all about Lapointe & Bastchild‘s newest release; the Havoc Ops Boots and the complementary Havoc Ops Tucked Jeans. The boots fatpack has 20 plain colors in a wide rage plus some seriously lush aged, worn and weathered leathers too. You’ll also find optional socks in the HUD, that will certainly look great with shorts this summer! The boots fit under your Havoc reg and tapered Jeans and Leather Pants but… L&B also decided to do a special edition set of the very popular Havoc Jeans. The Havoc Ops Tucked jeans are designed to work perfectly “tucked” into these new boots – perfect for modern street or roleplayer. Fatpack comes with 12 various denims, 2 camos, 1 graffitti, and 4 twill colors. Optional Belt has new canvas versions and worn paint buckles too! Your Havoc Key Chains will fit the Ops Tucked Jeans, there’s just no end to the great combintaions you can do! Available for Jake, Gianni, Geralt and Slink Male mesh bodies. Boots and Jeans are sold separately at this round of The Men’s Dept.

  • L&B * JAKEfit* Swear Havoc Ops Boots @ TMD
  • L&B * JAKEfit Tucked* Swear Havoc Ops Jeans @ TMD
  • L&B * JAKEfit* Swear Aviator Jacket V2
  • Milo’s Bazar Aviator Sunglasses Curved Ed.
  • !NFINITY Luca Choker
  • Modulus – Simeon Hair
  • Pose by Ana Poses

Loft Living

The NoHo Loft/Skybox by DaD is a modern grunge industrial inspired loft that maximizes space by utilizing the open floor concept, with large windows that provides natural lighting and built-in storage under the stairs leading to the mezzanine level. This is also Woofer’s favourite hideout. Aesthetically pleasing design with features like steel piping throughout and wood beams that gives comfort and ease style of living within a small footprint (28.2×17.5 resizable). It’s Land Impact is 103. The NoHo Loft is available at this round of FaMESHed.

Complementing the loft, DaD also just released the NoHo Living Set. The set includes a sofa with plush cushions in a soft black color encased by distressed wood adorned with steel piping. The table is a match piece with the top made from the same worn distressed wood and steel piping legs. Two textured rugs completes the entire set to give you comfort, warmth and a style that never goes out of fashion. The NoHo Living Set PG and Adult versions are available right now at Anthem!

And since we’re decorating an industrial loft, why not use the GOOSE Industrial Caged Lamps Set? The set consists of a hanging lamp, a standing lamp and a table lamp, with metal and wood details. Turns on/off by Touch. Copy/Modify. The lamps are available at the GOOSE mainstore and marketplace.

  • DaD NoHo Loft/Skybox c/m @ FaMESHed (until Jan 27)
  • DaD NoHo Living Set c/m @ Anthem (until Jan 30)
    • NoHo Sofa (10 Li)
    • NoHo Coffee Table (4 Li)
    • NoHo Rugs (3 Li)
  • GOOSE Industrial Caged Lamp Set
    • GOOSE – Caged hanging lamp (1 Li)
    • GOOSE – Caged standing lamp (1 Li)
    • GOOSE – Caged table lamp (1 Li)
  • LB_FiddleLeafFig{Mesh}*Potted
  • Adore King Bed Set * CHEZ MOI @ Cosmopolitan (until Jan 11)

Other items used:

  • -David Heather-Industrio Magazine Bin
  • -David Heather-Industrio Big Pile of Magazines
  • -David Heather-Balla Laptop
  • -David Heather-Headset
  • -David Heather-Balla Backpack
  • -David Heather-Balla Bags
  • -David Heather-Sneaker Box Open
  • -David Heather-Basketball
  • KraftWork Private Rail Car Bourbon Bottle
  • KraftWork Private Rail Car Bourbon Glass
  • Apple Fall Books & Map
  • Apple Fall Magazine Files
  • Apple Fall Industrial Sideboard
  • Apple Fall ‘Strength’ Fragment
  • VKC Wicker Dogbed DogPaws
  • [sau]Tooldog[5]
  • APS Travel Poster – Norway [framed]

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

Irezumi

Double post today because I want to give you a closer look at the Irezumi Male TaTToo by CAROL G which is at this round of Men Only Monthly. It’s a beautiful Japanese Irezumi that comes in black or colour versions, choose between 4 intensities and you get appliers for Legacy, Signature, Belleza, Slink, Omega and BOM.

  • LB_ForestPansyTree{Animated}*4Seasons @ Uber (until Jan 22)
  • LB_YoungTibetanCherry.V2{Animated}*Blossoms
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}Seasons

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.

The Blue Hour

Twilight Hour. Indian blue, water of glass, trees glistening and liquescent.

Henry Miller

My last post this year and I’m dedicating it to a natural phenomenon which is called The Blue Hour. Where I live, we experience this light, during the Polar Night, in the middle of the day when the sun is at its highest yet still below the horizon. It’s magical and no picture can do it justice.

Contemporary casual comfort is what you get with the Nolan Living Set by DaD. The set consists of a sofa, armchair and pouf and you’ll find plenty of single-, friends- and couples (PG and Adult) animations in either. Customize the look with the texture changer HUD.

Outside the big glass windows of the DaD Glass House, you can see a new release by Little Branch; the Forest Pansy Tree. It’s a beautiful addition to your garden or sim, lightly animated as if swaying to a gentle breeze and it has a season changing menu upon Touch. I will give you a closer look of it in another blog post because I already have a great idea for a picture.

You can find both the DaD Nolan Living Set and the Little Branch Forest Pansy Tree at this round of Uber.

I’d like to give a warm welcome and a huge thank you to my newest H&G sponsor, Refuge. The first time I saw the Spark Lamps, which is a previous release, I thought they looked absolutely amazing and I wanted to show them to you too in case you missed them earlier. They come in different sizes and with three choices of metal, you can even choose with or without the shimmer effect. As a center light I’ve used the Cosmo Lighting, also by Refuge; it comes in gold or silver and the light strings has the same animated shimmer effect it looks beautiful. You can find the lamps at the Refuge mainstore!

  • DaD “Nolan Living Set” @ Uber (until Jan 22)
    • DaD “Nolan Sofa” (13 Li)
    • DaD “Nolan Armchair” (8 Li)
    • DaD “Nolan Pouf” (3 Li)
  • Little Branch Forest Pansy Tree {Animated}*4Seasons @ Uber (until Jan 22)
  • Refuge – Spark Lamps
  • Refuge – Cosmo Lighting
  • Dahlia – Denmark – Blanket – Beige
  • Apple Fall West Village Large Raspberry & Almond Macarons
  • Apple Fall 1st Day of Christmas Coffee Cup
  • Fancy Decor: Magazine Stack
  • Nerenzo – dark rug
  • DaD “Glass House” c/m (37 Li, footprint 18.2x 11.2)
    • DaD “Glass House Snow Add On” c/m (5 Li)

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
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New Year's Eve Party

Celebrate New Year’s Eve monochrome style with the Happy New Year party pack by GOOSE. Available right now at Cosmopolitan and until December 28th. After that date it will be made available in the GOOSE mainstore.

This decor set is Copy/Modify and contains a cloth covered party table, wall sign, hanging decor, balloons, candy, bottles and glasses.