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.

The Fishing Village

Just wow… Never Totally Dead… keep amazing me with their builds and with their newest release, the Old Boat Workshop, I can add another building to my sleepy fishing village. The Old Boat Workshop is available right now at We ❤ Roleplay at a nice 25% discount! The build is Copy/Mod and 92 Li out of the box. With it you get two unlinked dock pieces (15 Li each) and a wall lamp (2 Li).

On the left of the workshop you can see a glimpse of the Seafood Market and in the background is the Old Oyster House and the Ole Captain’s booth; all by Never Totally Dead…

Snake Oil Doctor

Medicine shows were touring acts that peddled “miracle cure” patent medicines and other products between various entertainments. They developed from European mountebank shows and were common in the United States in the nineteenth century, especially in the Old West. They usually promoted “miracle elixirs” (sometimes referred to as snake oil), which, it was claimed, had the ability to cure disease, smooth wrinkles, remove stains, prolong life or cure any number of common ailments.

Wikipedia

At the Hallow Manor event you can buy Never Totally Dead‘s Doctor Charles Attend’s Wagon. Dr. Attend sells the patented ‘Heal Everything’ potion, a miracle cure for only 5$! The wagon is Copy/Mod and 35 Li out of the box.

The Medical Chart, also by Never Totally Dead, is a Hallow Manor hunt prize (see hunt guide below). Be careful though, the chart has an evil streak…
Check out Mahogany’s blog post for more pictures of the wagon!

  • Sander is wearing:
    • not so bad . FREDDY halloween costume
    • [Timber Creek] Old Fashioned Spectacles
    • [MF] Daniel Bento Hipster Stache
  • Mahogany is wearing:
    • [Timber Creek] The Ruth McCoy Complete Ensemble

Hallow Manor Hunter’s Guide

When you arrive at Hallow Manor, you enter the gates to find a winding alley of goods that have been created with the macabre and frightful in mind. Once you have purchased everything your little black heart desires, you will enter the grounds of Hallow Manor’s cemetery, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the old estate.

You will have an opportunity to purchase a HUD in order to search for the lost keys to unlock the hidden prize room, or, if you so wish, purchase a master key HUD, to bi-pass the hunt.

WARNING:  THIS IS NOT A HUNT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.  

Keys move every 6 hours, and you must be within 15 meters of a key for it to register on your HUD.

HOW TO HUNT:

Buy a HUD at the event. There are three levels of HUDs.

BRONZE: (price: 50L) This HUD is for those who want to hunt for 10 keys. The keys can be hidden anywhere in the event area. You find the key and touch it. The HUD will record your touch. You can not touch the same key twice. You must be within at least 15 meters of the key for it to register. Once you have found 10 keys, they will unlock a single prize of your choice in the prize area. Once you have claimed your prize, the HUD will be deactivated. You will buy one Bronze HUD for every prize you would like to win.

SILVER: (price: 150L) This HUD is for those who want to get a prize but do not want to hunt for 10 keys. This HUD will automatically unlock one prize of your choice in the secret prize room. Once you have redeemed your prize, the HUD will be deactivated. You will buy one Silver HUD for every prize you would like to open without having to hunt.

GOLD: (price: 5000L) This HUD is for those who want all the prizes NOW! No hunting is involved. Just buy the HUD and teleport to the secret prize room to collect all of the prizes being offered and enjoy!

Quiet Before The Storm

This is not a weather report, although growing up on an island in the Atlantic Ocean automatically makes you watch the weather closely. I’m proud to showcase another fantastic build by Never Totally Dead… Azure & Son Seafood Co. has been on the docks since 1930 and you can see that it has lived through a few coastal storms. It is beautifully textured inside and out. The Seafood Market build is 74 Li and Copy/Mod. You can find it at this round of Cosmopolitan!

Imagining Provence

What does summer in Provence look like? In my imagination it looks something like this. I’ve never been there but when I try to imagine what it looks like, I can almost feel the warm Mediterranean air, I can see the lavender fields and blooming flower bushes, stone houses with Roman style tile roofs, walled villages, cobblestone roads and old men playing Bocce.

All the buildings in this picture, including the Bocce game, the makeshift table, the tray with apéro, the urns and the lavender field are part of Never Totally Dead‘s ‘A Walk in Provence’ gacha. You can play this gacha at their mainstore!

The beautiful Vintage Wrought Patio tables and chairs is available at the CHEZ MOI mainstore. The chairs contain single and couple (PG) animations, automatic prop rezzer and texture change options upon touch.

The fantastic looking trees are all from The Little Branch and you can see the Southern Magnolia Shrub and the Tulip Tree in this picture. The trees are extremely life like and animated like a gentle breeze is blowing and upon touch you get a season changer menu so you can easily change from summer to autumn. You know it’s time for that now! The Magnolia Shrub is available at the Ark event (last day today!) and the Tulip Tree is at the Sense event until October 8th.

  • The Little Branch SouthernMagnoliaShrub{Animated}*4Seasons @ Ark (last day)
  • The Little Branch LB_TulipTree.v2{Animated}4Seasons @ Sense
  • The Little Branch LB_Buffalograss{Mesh}
  • Vintage Wrought Patio Set * CHEZ MOI
  • Never Totally Dead… A Walk in Provence Gacha Set
    • Lou Mas (Rare)
    • Lou Caseto
    • Lou Bouvau
    • Lou Gabian
    • Lou Lavadou
    • Lou Bocho
    • Lou Vas
    • Lou Bancihoun
    • wall ciccadas decor
    • Apero Pastis dispenser
    • Lavender field
  • Skye Stone Path
  • GCS Bush roses in pot
  • GOOSE – Willow tree bench
  • Nutmeg. His Bike

Le Boudoir – The Little House of the Queen

Le Boudoir by NTD is an incredibly well made replica of the real Le Boudoir at the Hameau de la Reine in Versaille; nicknamed “the little house of the Queen” because Marie Antoinette would retire here by herself or with one or two of her friends. Get your own Le Boudoir for your sim or parcel at this round of Cosmopolitan, starting September 9!

Le Boudoir is 54 Li, copy/mod, and comes with a fence kit, texture changer HUD for the panel walls inside, fireplace and a hanging candle lantern.
  • Never Totally Dead… Le Boudoir @ Cosmopolitan
  • TLG FF2017 – DP Ruined Well
  • Fleuriste*AmphoreVENUS red
  • Nutmeg. His Bike
  • Nutmeg. Backyard Stool
  • Nutmeg. Lovers Bench
  • LB_Hibiscus_Shrub{Animated}
  • LB_MysticOak{4Seasons}*Animated
  • LB_RedBudBush{Animated}*2Seasons}
  • LB_AppleTreev2{4Seasons}
  • LB_WildOak.v2{4Seasons}*Animated
  • Skye Stone Path
  • .:Tm:.Creation Wild Grass v2
  • (Fundati) Boulders

Hippie Campers

New from CHEZ MOI and available exclusively right now at Cosmopolitan, is the Hippie Mini Trailer. It contains a HUD controlled texture changer with nine different options for the blanket/curtain and you can choose between ten different colours for the trailer. PG or Adult version, filled with adjustable single and couple animations with prop rezzer. You can also touch the attached cooler for a drinks menu that dispenses ‘wearable’ and temp attached drink props, which means no inventory clutter for you or your guests.

At the Never Totally Dead… mainstore and marketplace you can find Madame VavaRoom’s Van. Please observe that the van is an… Adult item. Containing some uhm, adult decor 😉

My campsite wouldn’t be a proper campsite without a campfire. I’ve used the Campfire Wood Benches CHEZ MOI for this and voila, it looks pretty amazing! You can find this item at the CHEZ MOI mainstore and marketplace.

  • Hippie Mini Trailer CHEZ MOI @ Cosmopolitan
  • Campfire Wood Benches CHEZ MOI
  • Never Totally Dead… Madame VavaRoom’s Van
  • -Nomi-Dreamland Deco Set- Banner and Dreamcatcher – Light Purple
  • LB_MysticBirch{4Seasons}
  • LB_GoldenBirch{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_Hibiscus_Shrub{Animated}
  • LB_Hill-v1{Low Li}
  • LB_Buffalograss{Mesh}
  • (Fundati) Moss covered boulders
  • AA Country Road

Rum Sunset

Little kisses
just because
…are the best.

Ba Mwen En Ti bo

I’ve been spending all of my SL summer in the tropics and I love it! Ba Mwen En Ti Bo, “Give Me A Little Kiss”, is the name of this charming rum bar by Never Totally Dead… and it’s their prize for the Skull-n-Bones hunt that’s open August 18th – September 18th. When the hunt ends, the prize will be gone! Feel free to play the whole hunt, or just visit the NTD store to grab the prize! it’s up to you! You can find info, hints, etc at the store! Happy hunting!

Flying carpet: Never Totally Dead…

Oh yeah, and if you’re not allergic to rum like someone I know… you can make your own Rum Sunset…

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. orange juice
  • 3 oz. light rum
  • 2 tbsp. grenadine
  • lime slices, for garnish

Directions

  1. Combine orange juice and rum. Set aside 1/3 of the mixture.
  2. Pour 2/3 of the orange juice mixture into 2 ice-filled glasses. Set aside.
  3. Mix reserved orange juice and rum with 2 tbsp. grenadine. Slowly pour into each glass so it settles on the bottom, creating an ombré effect.
  4. Garnish with lime slices.

Recipe snatched from http://www.delish.com

  • I’m wearing:
    • # 18 ARCBACK Trendy @ TMD
      • Hat
      • Sunglasses
      • Necklace
      • Bracelet
      • Belt
      • Shirt
      • Jeans

The Float House – Interior

Click image for HQ version.

If you read my previous blog post you already know that The Float House is tiny. It’s one small room, with open doors on either side. I didn’t have to decorate the inside to show off the house, but the moment I saw it I knew I was going to do it. The Float House is perfect for spending a day on the shore; do some fishing and prepare it right there on the deck and maybe even stay the night and enjoy a morning swim in the sea. Sounds perfect to me.

This post is not sponsored by Nutmeg. I just love their designs and my inventory contains quite a lot of their stuff and, hell yes, I’m going to use them in my blog from time to time.

For pictures of The Float House exterior please see this post.

  • Never Totally Dead… The Float House @ Mainstore
  • Nutmeg. Seashore Pallet & Pillows
  • Nutmeg. Seashore Large Bowl
  • Nutmeg. Seashore Bowl Stack
  • Nutmeg. Seashore Pitcher
  • Nutmeg. Dacha Old Wooden Chest
  • Nutmeg. Country House Bench w/Grey Blanket
  • Nutmeg. Disarray Round Wooden Table w/Cloth
  • Nutmeg. Disarray Old Pitcher Lamp Linen
  • Nutmeg. Disarray Iron Wine Rack
  • hive // hanging devil’s ivy plant . dark

Coastal Sunset

I think I’m going to stay on the coast for the duration of the summer. It’s really nice, not too hot, and take a look at this cute little float house I found today by Never Totally Dead! Decorated with hanging wall planters by HJM Designs and interior decor by Nutmeg (I’ll show you a picture of that later in a post by itself).
The Float House comes with a chair containing single sits (the chair is unlinked so you can move it around) and the house has a resizer menu on touch. I’m showing the original size, which has a Land Impact of 32.
HJM Designs have made 5 different versions of The Bucket Wall Planters, I’ve used the Mixed Flowers and the Hanging Plant. The planters also come with an animated butterfly or bee, you turn the animation on or off by touching them. You can also change the texture of the wood by touching that; light or dark versions.