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

The Moose Wonderful Time Of The Year

I had to I can’t help myself. Welcome to Sander’s Second Life, where I do dad jokes and blog mostly nice but sometimes naughty apparel. Now, this is just the special version that’s available in the Carlucci Sweater fatpack by Nero; it also comes in 8 different, more neutral, knits and colors. The Nero Carlucci Sweater is compatible with Belleza Jake (shown on me), Signature Gianni and Legacy mesh bodies and it’s available right now exclusively for the early December round of Cosmopolitan.

BONDI is at the December round of FaMESHed with The Boss Glasses. Awesome style winter accessory from the clip on family like The Italian. Unrigged, resize menu on Touch. Texture options in HUD.

MAGNIFICENT made hair, HAIR! To go on top of head not on your face! 😄 The THOR Bun is awesome looking and available at the December round of The Mens Dept. Get the fatpack and you get 3 grooming presets in the HUD, with or without bun option too. Also fatpack exclusive are the Salt & Pepper colors and color picker tinting. Single packs available: Night (black & brunette x 12), Snow (white & grey x 12) and Sun (blonde & ginger x 12). Single packs offer the hair and accessories x 12 colors, customizable Materials and Smart Resizer.

Previously blogged / Other items used:

  • [MAGNIFICENT] STUBBLE MID – Grooming Series
  • Volkstone Odin Facial Hair
  • [Deadwool] Kojima jeans
  • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring

Dance To Your Song

I wasn’t looking to dance
but your soul sang a song I couldn’t resist

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Just a spontaneous picture I took while Mahogany was singing at Jake’s Place. She sings there every Tuesday at 6 PM SLT. And since I can’t not blog… Here are all the unsponsored details!

Big Fish in a Small Pond

Good morning! Thursday, right? Yes, Thursday. I’d like to welcome OM Tattoos to my blog with this picture wearing their recent group gift for men. We wait as they are getting ready to launch a new line of tattoos which I’m really excited about. Follow OM Tattoos on Flickr or join their in-world group to receive the group gifts and be the first to know about their newest releases!

  • OM TATTOOS Gentleman Tattoo Group Gift (Omega Applier)
  • i.mesh Royk Hair
  • !NFINITY Luca Choker
  • FLI Monero Ring
  • MINIMAL Lovers Rings L+R
  • [Deadwool] Polar Coat
  • [Deadwool] Hart Suit
  • [Deadwool] Goat Cane Group Gift (includes pose used)

I created the backdrop myself using:

On Island Time

As the winds are blowing strong and cold and the temperature has crept down to 25F, I dream of a more comfortable lifestyle in a tropical environment. Thank you, my love, for sharing this dream with me and for giving this picture that something extra I needed.

The Hori Male Tattoo by CAROL G is an amazing looking horimono full-body tattoo. It comes with choice of 4 intensities and is available in colour and/or black version with appliers for Belleza, Legacy, Slink, Signature, Omega and BoM. The Hori Male Tattoo is at this round of Men Only Monthly!

  • Hori Male TaTToo [CAROL G] @ MOM (until Feb 15)
  • RIOT / Nick Boxer shorts – Belleza Jake
  • Bauhaus Movement – Takishima Bracelet (Gift)
  • !NFINITY Luca Choker
  • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring [JAKE] -Silver-
  • [Deadwool] Undercut hair
  • WeArH0uSE [breeze] BackdropV1 (walls removed)
  • LB_OakShrubTree{Animated}*4Seasons
  • Nutmeg. Her Flip Flops
  • Nutmeg. His Flip Flops
  • Nutmeg. Old Wooden Boat
  • !Pandemonium – Off Sim Rotten Pier
  • Skye Pebble Beach
  • Sander’s Pose by WRONG

Friends in the Forest

The Deerwood Camping Set is CHEZ MOI‘s exclusive for this round of Cosmopolitan. The Sleeping Bag (5 Li) comes with 92 animations in PG version and 152 animations in Adult version. It has 32 single poses (male and female), I’m showing one of them in this picture. Automatic Rezzing of Props – attaches when an animation is chosen. For the campfire (3 Li), touch the firewood to display the fire menu and you can turn Sound and Light Fx on or off. This round of Cosmopolitan ends November 2nd!

  • Deerwood Camping Set CHEZ MOI @ Cosmopolitan
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}*Seasons
  • JIAN :: Squirrel Oak Tree
  • JIAN Ferrets :: Animated – Wanderer
  • [Deadwool] Thoreau backpack
  • Sander is wearing:
    • TORI TORRICELLI // Cormac Sweater + Scarf // Jake (VIP Gift)
    • [Deadwool] Kojima jeans – Jake – (tall cuffs)
    • [Moonstone] MCS Black (Belleza)
    • lock&tuft – brennan hat & hair

The Hunter

DiMi’s created this awesome scene, called Dark Concert, with animated flying books, fog, boiling cauldron over a firepit and bubbling goo on the ground. It just looks amazing! The scene is sold whole or in separate pieces. It’s Copy/Mod and 62 Li. It’s available exclusively at the Driftwood event until November 5th. Demo is available at DiMi’s mainstore.

  • Sander is wearing:
    • BONDI . The Witch Hunter Hat
    • [Deadwool] Hart vest – Jake
    • [Deadwool] Hart trousers – Jake
    • [Deadwool] Peak XV chrono – vintage
    • [ kunst ] – Seth Pipe
    • :BAMSE: Vampire Slayer – Darkness
    • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring
    • [MF] Daniel Bento Balayage Hipster Stache & Beard – Ombre
  • Pose by me + the kunst pipe animation.

Globetrotter

Treized Designs just released a new shirt in their mainstore/marketplace. The Traveller Shirt is made to wear the included backpack. Both the shirt and the backpack are HUD controlled, you can choose between 20 different shirt textures; with or without print, stripes or solid colours. 17 different textures for the backpack, where 7 have prints and the rest are solid colours. Both shirt and backpack are fitted for Jake, Gianni, Geralt, Slink and Legacy bodies. The backpack also comes in an unrigged, resizable version.

  • “TD” Traveler v2 Men_Shirt & Backpack @ Mainstore / Marketplace
  • [Deadwool] Kojima jeans
  • {kokoia} Cheetah :: Man Sneakers ::
  • [Deadwool] Undercut hair

Pride

Gay pride was not born of a need to celebrate being gay, but our right to exist without persecution. So instead of wondering why there isn’t a straight pride movement, be thankful you don’t need one.

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Pride Leg Tattoo, a new store release by [CAROL G] to celebrate the month of PRIDE! For male and female bodies ♥ Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Signature and Omega appliers.

Creator Credits

  • Wearing:
    • Pride Leg TaTToo [CAROL G] *NEW* @ Mainstore
    • Milo’s Bazar Headphones Club Edition *UPDATE* @ Marketplace
    • Milo’s Bazar Classic Glasses / Sunglasses *NEW* @ Marketplace
    • FashionNatic – BELLEZA JAKE – FATPACK – JOSE SWIMSUIT
    • !NFINITY Luca Choker
    • [Deadwool] Peak XV chrono – vintage
    • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring [JAKE] -Silver
    • i.mesh – Royk hair
  • Scene:
    • Nerenzo Lounger, Table and Parasol “Corfu”
    • 220ML – Amstrong Beer – Open Bottle, Empty Mug and Drink Coaster