Road Trip Picnic

777 Motors is at the 2MUCH Event with the vintage Spyder inspired [777] Breeze. Available in FULL version and 8 LITE versions. ASCv7 scripted with many features. Try demo in the 777 Motors mainstore.

DJ.SF is participating in this round of Cosmopolitan with the Lovers Blanket v2. The DJ.SF Lovers Blankets have been updated with new pillows, textures and tons of new animations, including some special tease him ones! *Looks at Mahogany…* 😉 The blankets are available in PG and Adult; single sits for male and female avatars, couple cuddles and couple activities in each (3some cuddles in the m/m versions). Many more adult animations than before and Bento!

The Little Branch is also at Cosmopolitan this round with the Black Oak v2. Black oak, a native of the Chicago region, could be used as a parkway or street tree. The tree’s blackish outer bark is ridged in irregular blocks and the leaf buds are sharply pointed and covered with down. The leaves are usually seven-lobed and glossy dark green above, duller and sometimes fuzzy beneath, turning orange-crimson or brown in autumn.

  • [777] Breeze by 777 MOTORS @ 2MUCH EVENT (through January 15)
  • DJ.SF Lovers Blanket v2 – Vintage @ Cosmopolitan (through January 23)
  • LB_BlackOakTree.v2{Animated}4Seasons @ Cosmopolitan (through January 23)
    • LB_OakGrass_Spring{Mesh}2Li
  • [Cinoe] Autumun Picnic
    • [Cinoe] Picnic Basket
    • [Cinoe] Water bottle blue
  • BONDI . Picnic Radio . Fameshed Anniv. Gift

Other items used:

  • Skye Wild Grasses

Safe At Home

You’re not stuck at home.
You’re safe at home.

I’m super excited to welcome crate to my blog, so let’s kick off this relationship with the fun and a little different Vaporwave Collection just because it looks so cool! Television features ground sits (6 female, 6 male and 8 cuddles) and changing GIF monitor. Toy Gramophone has a spinning record. Available in 3 colors and discounted full set and mega set right now at Equal10.

Cinoe is at ACCESS this round with the Stay Home Theater – A Couch Companion filled with snacks and sodas; upon touch it dispenses Bento animated snacks and drinks. There is also a single bowl of popcorn and soda for when you’re less hungry.

The Couple Ottoman set consisting of a ottoman on wheels that is big enough for two and shelf with decor (unlinked) was recently released for Cosmopolitan but is now available at the GOOSE mainstore. The ottoman features 6 single animations, 8 couple cuddles and 8 couple adult animations and 4 different textures for pillows and blanket.

The Kawaii Flower Seat from Refuge contains 5 single animations and is available in 5 different colors. This item is currently unavailable for purchase due to Refuge moving.

  • crate Vaporwave Collection @ Equal10 (through February 5)
    • crate Vaporwave Television – Lime
    • crate Vaporwave Toy Gramophone – Lime
  • [Cinoe] Stay home theater @ ACCESS (through February 8)
    • [Cinoe] Stay home theater – Couch companion
    • [Cinoe] Stay home theater – Cola bottle
    • [Cinoe] Stay home theater – Popcorn
  • GOOSE – Couple Ottoman set
    • GOOSE – Couple Ottoman
    • GOOSE – Shelf
  • Refuge – Kawaii Flower Seat Blue
  • Refuge – 4 Point Star Light Yellow
  • LB_FIddleLeafFig{Mesh}*Potted

Sander is wearing:

To Another Year Around The Sun

Cheers! It’s my birthday! And almost at the same time, 2020 is over and done with and we’ve celebrated entering the new year with great hope that 2021 will be the year we rid the world of the coronavirus pandemic. While the pandemic certainly put a damper on the overall mood throughout 2020, it was a good year for me personally. And just like last year, I can again say that I survived another year with all my hopes and dreams for the future intact. Cheers to that! Now I want to recap the year in Second Life. If you’re here for today’s blog details only, start scrolling! 😉

Blogging

During 2020 I’ve expanded my blog with several new sponsors, both Home & Garden and Fashion creators and I’m very pleased about the content I’m producing now, both quantity and quality. Because of the expansion I’m at a point now where I have to watch closely not to take on too much because I don’t want the quality to suffer. I’m open to feedback, so if there’s anything in particular you really like or something you dislike and you think I could do better, leave me a message!

Sander’s 2K Photo Contest

I reached 2000 followers on Flickr in February and celebrated with a photo contest just like I did when I reached the 1000 mark. The Stars on the Silver Screen contest was a great success. This time we limited the amount of entries per person to two but we still received double the total amount of entries. My blog sponsors were awesome as always and gave away $L30.000 in gift cards and prizes! We rolled out the red carpet and celebrated the winners like proper movie stars and pampered all the contestants with each their gift bag full of amazing items. I received so much good feedback I decided to do another contest when I reached 3000 followers. Now, some of you might have noticed, hey Sander… You have 3400 followers now and had no contest?? Yup, you’re right and here’s why..

The Bar and a new sim to call our own!

Mahogany and I got tired of renting land and since we need so much of it we decided to purchase a private region so in April we closed The Bar and moved. I spent spring and early summer doing a lot of terraforming and landscaping then real life interfered, I moved house and responsibilities changed and I had to pause the work on the region. Since I want my next photo contest to be held here, I put that on hold too. I’m happy to say I’ve been able to pick it up again lately and that we’ll be able to open the region to the public very soon and also be able to host a photo contest.

To all my amazing sponsors, blog readers, Flickr followers and random shoppers; thank you for the old and many blessings to you and yours in this new year. Cheers! Go out there and be awesome!
M… Thank you for being you. You make both my lives truly amazing. You are amazing.

  • [Cinoe] Star Fragment @ Anthem (through January 30)
    • [Cinoe] Star Fragment – Sparkling Bottle (Add Exp Ver.)
    • [Cinoe] Star Fragment – Sparkling Bottle (Dispencer)
    • [Cinoe] Star Fragment – Sparkling Bottle Plug (Dispencer)
    • [Cinoe] Star Fragment – Sparkling tower Small (Dispencer)
    • [Cinoe] Star Fragment – Kiwi Glass (Dispencer)
  • BONDI . The Glam Hat Formal Edition – 60L$ Happy Weekend (through January 3rd)
  • Allegheny Pavilion by Galland Homes – LtD Seasons Change Event (January 2nd through January 9th)

Other items used:

  • [Deadwool] Oscar coat – black
  • [Deadwool] Peak suit (tux) – black
  • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring -Silver-
  • FLI. – Monero Ring Gold Index Right

A Quiet Celebration

You know, I don’t care much about partying and fireworks. My perfect RL New Years Eve is a quiet one. Why? Because my puppies are scared of fireworks. So many dogs and cats are scared on New Years Eve but with this as with so many other things, people are selfish and inconsiderate. Also, alcohol and fireworks is a bad combination. I’m sure doctors have better things to do than to patch up someone’s mangled hand after they held the fireworks when showing off. Also, I think fireworks is a huge waste of money.

Find your Japanese Raw Dorayaki sweets at this round of Kustom9 where Cinoe offers the Year-end discourse. Not only decorative food and drink, it also dispenses bento animated food/drink for you and your guests.

BONDI is at Cosmopolitan with the Party Headphones – Unisex, comes in lots of different colors and a HUD packed with customization options. Resize menu upon Touch.

The beautiful Owl Tattoo by CAROL G is available right now at the Manly Arena Event. As always, CAROL G gives you 4 intensities, Belleza, Legacy, Signature, Slink and Omega appliers and of course BoM layers.

Lapointe & Bastchild has done it again and gone and created a beautiful pair of sneakers for us guys. The L&B SwearTECH EV-Force Sneakers are available at MAN CAVE right now. Fatpack has 3 different colorway styles – each with many color variations! Select singles are also available. The EV-Force Sneakers are compatible with Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni & Geralt, and Slink Male fit mesh sizes. Opt Socks included.

The perfect pose is created by KOPFKINO by Lily Lovelace. It’s part of a set containing 5 male Bento ground sit poses (mirror poses included) which just released at the KOPFKINO mainstore. Single pose purchases are also available.

  • JIAN Lively Labs :: Not So Srs Bsns Pup
  • Nutmeg. Dreamy Pastels Rug

Snow on a Hot Day

Round 8 of the MIIX Event is soon coming to a close with only 3 days remaining and if you haven’t been over there yet to check out the offers there’s still time to make a great deal!

I’m wearing the beautiful asymmetrical Kaoru unisex tattoo by Juna. Kaoru meaning ‘Fragrance’ or ‘Fragrant’ in Japanese and it’s also a unisex given name. Behind me is the M^2 Japanese Petite Shop, a cute little two-story shop build with a studio apartment. It comes in 4 different seasons; autumn, spring, summer and winter. You can find both the tattoo and the shop at the MIIX Event.

Refuge is participating in the December round of FaMESHed with the My Sweet Christmas Tree. It’s a super adorable, sparkling tree that’s available in Baby Pink, Baby Blue, Cream and Frosted Green.

  • M^2 * Japanese Petite shop 1 (winter) @ MIIX Event (through December 20)
  • Refuge – My Sweet Christmas Tree Baby Pink @ FaMESHed (through December 27)
  • Refuge – Outdoor Christmas Decor 8. Christmas Light Pathway Lighting Multi @ The Arcade (through December 31)
  • [Cinoe] Festival soup stall
  • M^2 * Japanese Apartment House back drop
  • FashionNatic – BROOKS DENIM RIPPED PANTS
  • !NFINITY Luca Choker
  • AITUI – Kyoto Bracelet NJ

To Be Content

To be content doesn’t mean you don’t desire more, it means you’re thankful for what you have and patient for what’s to come.

Tony Gaskins

I’m very excited to welcome Muniick to my blog! This is a home & decor store I’ve been following for a while now and I love their style and creativity. The Muniick Vintage TV Cabinet Set – Christmas Edition is an exclusive new release for Happy Weekend mainstore sale this weekend. This is such a sweet deal for only 60L$! The 6-piece set includes the Vintage Television Cabinet with 11 Christmas and New Years channels and on/off on Touch. You also get Holiday Train Set, Pathetic Christmas Tree, Vintage Christmas Light String for TV, Cinnamon Stick Candle Set, Ho Ho Ho Christmas Blocks. As a bonus you also get a large train set (will fit around your Christmas tree, 7 Li) and television with 10 standard channels. Happy Weekend runs every Saturday at 10am slt – Sunday 11:59pm slt.

The Christmas Tree Cake is a new release from Cinoe that’s available right now at Anthem. The cake and the cake on plate both dispenses holdable and eatable props with bento animations.

The latest addition to the ‘Les Memoires’ series by DaD are the Log Baskets and they’re available at the December round of Anthem. Blanket and no blanket version available, your choice!

  • Muniick– Vintage TV Cabinet Set – Christmas Edition – 60L$ Happy Weekend! (through December 13)
  • DaD “Les Memoires Log Basket w blanket” @ Anthem (through December 30)
  • [Cinoe] Christmas tree cake @ Anthem (through December 30)
    • [Cinoe] Christmas tree cake – Cake
    • [Cinoe] Christmas tree cake – Dish
  • [Cinoe] Enjoy the stormy night
    • [Cinoe] Enjoy the stormy night – Stove (Experience)
    • [Cinoe] Enjoy the stormy night – Coffee Kettle (Dispencer)
    • [Cinoe] Enjoy the stormy night – Pot 1
  • [Cinoe] November left behind
    • [Cinoe] November left behind – Plate bench
    • [Cinoe] November left behind – Plate coffee table
    • [Cinoe] November left behind – Decorative case
    • [Cinoe] November left behind – Mirror
    • [Cinoe] November left behind – Candle
    • [Cinoe] November left behind – cup

Previously blogged / other items used:

  • tarte. holiday tree Group Gift 2019
  • KraftWork String of Pearls – Red
  • Scarlet Creative Monteverde Rug – Circle Blue
  • Scarlet Creative Love Winter Cabin

Sander’s Little Helpers

Hello everyone! Let me start off by saying that this is a very real scenario for me, it has happened and it will happen again. Probably every Christmas for as long as I’m blessed with the company of my puppies. As soon as wrapping paper, presents and baubles appear, I can eat my Danish Pastry in peace. Mahogany, this is a glimpse into your future I hope you like it 😛

In the tree ornament gacha area of Tannenbaum you can find the Starlite Ornaments by Refuge. Sparkly baubles and strands and stars, moons and icosahedrons in white, gold, copper and black. Beautiful! Like all gacha items these are no copy but transfer.

GOOSE is at the early December round of Cosmopolitan with the Holiday Fireplace set; fireplace, candles, cone tree, garland and star deco all part of the set which is Copy / Modify.

The delicious Danish Pastry and Chocolate Latte are both from Cinoe and they of course dispense wearable and eatable food and drink with Bento animations, with or without Experience. Find your favorite Mannish Danish at the December round of The Arcade and the Fluffy Chocolate Latte is only 50L at Anthem (opens tomorrow December 3rd).

Did you pick up your gifts at FaMESHed yet? The Christmas Branch Decor behind me is DaD‘s Christmas gift at this event.

I’m wearing the Gabriele Sweater X-Mas edition by Nero. It comes in White, Green and Red and is compatible with Belleza Jake (shown on me), Legacy, Signature Gianni and Slink mesh bodies. This is a previous release so you can find it in the Nero mainstore. Alright, it’s time to list ALL THE STUFF!

  • GOOSE – Holiday fireplace @ Cosmopolitan (through December 12)
    • GOOSE – fireplace 1Li
    • GOOSE – candles group 12Li
    • GOOSE – garland 1Li
    • GOOSE – cone tree 1Li
    • GOOSE – star deco 1Li
  • Refuge – Starlite Ornament Gacha @ Tannenbaum (through December 20)
    • Pieces are 1Li each
  • [Cinoe] Fluffy chocolate latte @ Anthem (December 3rd through December 30th)
  • DaD “Christmas branch decor” gift Fameshed dec 2020

Sander is wearing:

  • Nero – Gabriele Sweater – White Rudolf

Previously blogged / other items used:

  • [Commoner] Monogrammed Bauble Ornaments
  • Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree (Tannenbaum)
  • JIAN Present Pups
  • +Half-Deer+ Christmas Stockings
  • HISA – Wanderlust Cottage

Joyful Preparations

TANNENBAUM IS OPEN Y’ALL! And not only that, I have so much awesome stuff I want to show you so let’s just go ahead with the list and I can start setting up my next picture (it’s the most fun part)!

  • DaD “Les Memoires – Old Stove @ FaMESHed (through November 27)
    • 9 LI Copy / Modify / Transfer
    • 5 color options
      Storage compartments and oven open when clicked
  • DaD “Les Memoires – Old Refrigerator @ Anthem (through November 30)
    • 11 LI Copy / Modify / Transfer
    • 5 color options
    • Refrigerator door opens when clicked
  • Decor Junction Hall Table Decor @ Cosmopolitan (through November 28)
    • 4 LI Copy / Modify / Transfer
    • Available in 3 different versions
  • Sari-Sari – Holiday Caprese @ Tannenbaum (through December 20)
    • Includes Candy Cane Caprese, Ciabatta, Riesling Auslese, and Wine Glass (solo glass/spare use)
    • 1 LI each, Copy / Modify / Transfer
  • Refuge – Winter Scenes 2020 @ Tannenbaum (through December 20)
    • 2-3 LI Copy / Modify / Transfer
  • Tuesdays Fabric Tree – Vintage @ Tannenbaum (through December 20)
    • 10 LI Copy / Modify / Transfer
    • Available in 5 different themed textures
    • Fatpack holds a Gold bonus texture

Previous releases / Other items used:

  • [Cinoe] Dining table and Chair
  • [Cinoe] Pendant lamps
  • KOPFKINO. God Jul – 02. Wood Letters . COMMON
  • KOPFKINO. God Jul – 09. Pinecone traditional red. COMMON
  • Galland Homes‘ Butcher’s Block W
  • dust bunny . kitchen clutter . spice rack . white
  • dust bunny . kitchen clutter . utensil pitcher . white
  • dust bunny . kitchen clutter . potted herbs . parsley
  • dust bunny . kitchen clutter . potted herbs . rosemary
  • dust bunny . homemade soup . pot of soup . copper
  • dust bunny . homemade soup . bag of groceries . pattern b
  • dust bunny . at home baking . cake tin
  • dust bunny . at home baking . frosting bowl
  • dust bunny . brunch . dish towels
  • {what next} ‘Patisserie’ Kitchen Mixer
  • {what next} Baking Day Kitchen Scales (cream)
  • JIAN Playful Pibbles 18. Food Coma
  • Build: HISA – SommerHus

Tid for Hygge

Hygge (/ˈh(j)uːɡə/; Danish: [ˈhykə]; Norwegian: [ˈhŷɡːə]) is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.

Hygge – Wikipedia

Fall and winter is hygge-time for most Scandinavians. The darker and colder it gets outside, the more cuddly and warm we make it inside. And the mood we create, with the fireplace, candles, hot chocolate or wine and blankets is what we call ‘hygge’. It is definitely baking season and indoor hobbies, like crafts and knitting are popular too while we wait for the sun to return. I’ve created a room full of hygge with items from Soul2Soul, DaD, Yugen, Cinoe, Tuesdays and Refuge.

  • Soul2Soul. Tuscan Fireplace Set @ The Liaison Collaborative (through November 26)
    • Soul2Soul. Tuscan Fireplace w/wall 5li
    • Soul2Soul. Tuscan Mirror 1li
    • Soul2Soul. Tuscan Leaning Art 2li
    • Soul2Soul. Tuscan Candles 2li each
    • Permissions: Copy / Modify / Transfer
  • DaD “Les Memoires Cozy Living Set” @ Uber (through November 22)
    • Available PG+FAMILY – ADULT+FAMILY
    • DaD “Les Memoires Cozy Sofa” 14li
    • DaD “Les Memoires Cozy Armchair” 7li
    • DaD “Les Memoires Vintage blue rug” 2li
    • DaD “Les Memoires Wooden floor lamp” 2li
    • Permissions: Copy / Modify / Transfer
  • Yugen.// autumn crafts @ Anthem (through November 30)
    • Yugen.// autumn origami 1li
    • Yugen.// sewing clutter 2li
    • Yugen.// stamp box 1li
    • Yugen.// stamp clutter 1li
    • Yugen.// washi tape 1li
    • Permissions: Copy / Modify / Transfer
  • [Cinoe] Brownie sticks – Kiwi @ Shiny Shabby (through November 15)
    • Eatable – Bento animations – Dispenser
    • Available in Strawberry, Kiwi, Lemon and Orange.
    • 1li each
    • Permissions: Copy / Modify / Transfer
  • [Cinoe] Cheese plate and wine
    • [cinoe] Cheese plate 2li
    • [cinoe] wine Moth beige 1li
    • [cinoe] wine goblet 1li
    • Eatable – Bento animations – Dispenser
    • Permissions: Copy / Modify / Transfer
  • Build: [Cinoe] Exotic sailor’s house
  • Tuesdays Fabric Frame – Shabby Edition @ Cosmopolitan (through November 14)
    • Available in Shabby and Nursery Editions
    • Texture change frame: 18 Fabric Options and 3 Wood Frame Options
    • 1li
    • Permissions: Copy / Modify / Transfer
  • Refuge – Autumn Bar Cart Gacha
    • Refuge – Autumn Bar Cart RARE 3li
    • Refuge – Autumn Bar Cart Blanket 3li
    • Refuge – Autumn Bar Cart Candlesticks 2li
    • Refuge – Autumn Bar Cart Glass Dish 1li
    • Refuge – Autumn Bar Cart Photo Stack 1li
    • Refuge – Autumn Bar Cart Pumpkins 1li
    • Refuge – Autumn Bar Cart Pillows 2li
    • Permissions: Copy / Modify / Transfer
  • Nutmeg. Stored Antiquities Curtain

Some Peace of Mind

What’s better than coffee and a chocolate muffin when your mind starts torturing you with all the things that can go wrong in your life? Better enjoy the treat at home though and just because you can, hop around the Second Life grid to find a cozy coffee shop where you can sit and enjoy some peace of mind.

I’m enjoying my coffee and muffin at the Cinoe Tokyo Cafe Weather. The Cinoe Goodnight Sleepless Cat Set is providing seating as well as additional coffee and bisquits. Food and drinks by Cinoe are not only decor but also dispenses wearables with Bento animations.

Lapointe & Bastchild is at the MAN CAVE Event with two new releases; the Swear Remnant Ripped Jeans and the SwearTECH EV085 Tee. Beautifully made, the jeans and the tee are compatible with Jake, Gianni, Geralt, and Slink Male bodies.
The Remnant Ripped Jeans are torn up, patched and well loved jeans. Knee patches may be turned on or off, patches can be switched out with different styles. Wrap Belt and Underwear are options and may be turned off.
The SwearTECH EV085 Tee is a muscle shirt with contrast banding around the neck and biceps and accented with triple stripes along the shoulders. Features the L&B SwearTECH robo logo and a few of the fatpack bonus even have the SwearTECH Demon!

  • L&B * SwearTECH EV085 Tee @ MAN CAVE (through November 11)
  • L&B * Swear Remnant Ripped Jeans @ MAN CAVE (through November 11)
  • [Cinoe] Tokyo cafe weather – Chocolate chip muffin M
  • i.mesh – Royk hair
  • !NFINITY Luca Choker