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

Santa, You Got Mail

In my letter to Santa there is only one wish, one that can’t be bought. I’ll just keep it in my heart and hope that one day my wish comes true.

I’m wearing the L&B Havoc Sweater XMAS which is a VIP Group Gift – Wear your group tag and go pick it up at the L&B VIP room!

In front of me is HJM Designs‘ adorable Santa’s Mailbox Scene; a lighted tree, a squirrel, a bird, and Santa’s Mailbox sitting on a snowy rock. The bird animates by Touch. The scene is Copy/Modify and 5 Li out of the box. This item is available at the HJM Designs mainstore and marketplace!

The backdrop is DiMi’s magical “Winter Lights” scene; complete with lighted trees and grass, snow mounds, sled, snowshoes, a kitty in a basket and a snowman bear holding a sparkling lantern. Magical! The scene is 83 Li, Copy/Modify, you can edit linked all the items and move them around as you wish. Available at DiMi’s mainstore and marketplace now!

  • L&B * JAKEfit Turtle* Swear Havoc Sweater – Xmas
  • L&B * JAKEfit Cuffed* Swear Havoc Jeans
  • Milo’s Bazar Round Glasses Type C Smaller
  • lock&tuft – brennan cap & hair
  • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring [JAKE] -Silver
  • Hypnos – Traveller’s Backpack – CHRISTMAS VERSION
  • Pose by WRONG

Snow Covered

Second post today because I have so many awesome items I’d like to show you! Yes, I’m still at work and you might think I’m still procaffeinating but I’ve actually done some work and now I can upload the other picture I took yesterday and quickly, sort of, write this post. I think I’ll have a cookie with my coffee…

The beautiful Oak Tree Shrub by The Little Branch is a new release that is now available at Equal10. The Oak Tree Shrub is an intricately branched ornamental shrub with hollylike leaves. The dense foliage makes it the perfect specimen to fill bare spots or to create a privacy barrier. This shrub will make a beautiful addition to your landscape. Season changer menu is available upon Touch, it’s Copy/Modify and has a Land Impact range of 3-6.

The lovely house is the Southern Cottage by DaD, which is a previous release but the Snow Roof addon is new and waiting for you at the DaD mainstore and marketplace! If you don’t know the Southern Cottage from before here are the specs; It has a large porch that runs along 3 sides of the house. Inside you’ll find a spacious living room, a kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and dining room/living room. Touch any of the switches to change colour of the exterior or any room. Windows open/close upon Touch. Footprint is 18×33 and Land Impact is 118.

Annnnd, I’d like to give a warm welcome and thank you to my newest H&G sponsor, GOOSE! Since I’m still covering stuff up with snow, it’s just perfect that GOOSE has recently released a snowy sidewalks building kit and snow covered decor; bench, lamp and a swing. You can find the Snowy Sidewalks kit at Tannenbaum (last days!) and the Snow Covered Set at their mainstore.

  • DaD “Southern Cottage” c/m
    • DaD “Snow Roof add on Southern Cottage” c/m
  • DaD “Vintage Rocking Chair” PG v.1.0 c/m @ Collabor88
  • DaD “Vintage Sled” PG c/m v.1.0
  • LB_OakShrubTree{Animated}*4Seasons @ Equal10
    • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
  • GOOSE – Snowy sidewalks @ Tannenbaum
  • GOOSE – Snow Covered Set
    • GOOSE – Bench with snow
    • GOOSE – Lamp in snow
    • GOOSE – swing snow heart
  • (Milk Motion) snow pines

Apricity

Noun
(uncountable)(obsolete) The warmth of the Sun in winter.

The Polar Night has arrived where I live and I, unless I travel south, won’t feel the warmth of the Sun again for quite a while. The Sun will peek above the horizon again in about a month, but warmth? Maybe in February πŸ˜†

Today I’m featuring the Vintage Rocking Chair by DaD, which is out now exclusively at C88 until January 6th. The winter time calls for the warmth of a blanket and place to sit and sip some hot cocoa. The Vintage Rocking Chair is perfect just for that and great for both indoors and outdoors. It’s available in both adult and pg version or a decor version.

  • DaD “Vintage Rocking Chair” v.1.0 c/m @ Collabor88
  • DaD “Vintage Sled” c/m v.1.0 @ UBER
  • Barley – End of Fall Crate
  • Barley – End of Fall Fir Tree
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
  • DaD “Southern Cottage” c/m V.1.0 2

Squad Goals

The puppies and I have been on a mission to find the perfect Christmas tree and we did so in the most beautiful setting. The girls are excited that we’re bringing a whole tree inside the house.. but no chewing on it! This is also why I can’t put my presents under the tree. They are very good puppers, but they just can’t resist opening presents!

FKD has a new selection of ugly sweaters in the mainstore, make sure you have one for the ugly sweater party! Also make sure you stop by the store for Black Friday for a 50% discount on everything in the store (excluding gift cards).

The Winter Birdhouse by EED is at 50% discount as a Steals and Deals offer, which starts Friday November 29th – 00:01AM SLT through Monday December 2nd – 23:59PM SLT. They also have a cute trio of snowmen for this event. Find them in the EED mainstore!

HJM Designs has some nice new mainstore releases for you and today I’m showcasing the Snow Winter Well Scene; with a well, a wintery tree, bushes and grass, a squirrel that animates upon touch and a light snowfall, it’s a beautiful winter scene for your sim or parcel.

  • Sander is wearing:
    • [FKD] GEORGE 2019 – JAKE
    • L&B * JAKEfit Reg* Swear Havoc Jeans
    • not so bad . ODNEY sneakers . fitted . BELLEZA v2 . camel
    • [Deadwool] Pequod beanie – RARE
    • [Deadwool] Peak XV chrono – vintage – black strap
    • Surreal Products Axe v1.1
    • Astralia – Christmas Tree (bare) green
  • The scene:
    • HJM Designs Snow Winter Well Scene
    • EED‘s WINTER BIRDHOUSE
    • JIAN Wonky Weenies :: Cute AF PJs Wanderer and Bunny PJs Wanderer
    • (Milk Motion) snow pines
  • Pose by Animosity (modifiey by me)

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]

Meanwhile, in Norway…

If you read my previous blog post, you already know I have snow where I live. So, if Mahogany suddenly were able to teleport over, we would certainly NOT stay outside in the snow very long we would mostly have hygge-time inside by the fireplace but…

we chose an outdoor scene however for showcasing the new releases for her and him by Allure Couture. The Lange Sweater Outfit for him comes in your choice of Fatpacks. The complete outfit with 10 texture huds for both the pants and sweater, a Pants Fatpack or a Sweater Fatpack. Boots come only in the complet outfit fatpack. The pants and sweater are fitted for Aesthetic, Belleza Jake, Legacy, Signature Gianni and Slink bodies. Boots are fitted for Belleza, Signature and Slink. It’s available in the Allure Couture mainstore. For info about the Em Sweater Outfit for her, see Mahogany’s post The First Snow.

  • Sander is wearing:
    • Allure Couture Lange Sweater Outfit (sweater, pants & boots)
    • Vango. Andy Knit Cap
    • !NFINITY Luca Choker
    • MINIMAL Lovers Ring
    • Volkstone Dean Facial Hair
  • Mahogany is wearing:
  • Poses: Ana Boutique Bento Couple #17 and #18 (snowballs and snow lantern included in the poses)
  • Scene:
    • LB_TulipTree.v2{Animated}4Seasons
    • LB_SilverBirch{Animated}*4Seasons
    • LB_RiverBirchShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
    • (Fundati) Snow covered boulders
    • .:Tm:. Creation [Sweety Snowy] Winter Scene
    • Ana Boutique Snow Lantern (included in pose Bento Couple #18)

First Snow

The first snow came in the last week of October, here in Northern Norway. We got about 30 cm (a foot) of snow overnight and it stuck. The world looked like in my picture for several days after. Have you ever tried walking Dachshunds in a foot of snow? πŸ˜…

I’m happy to inform you that the “Snow Roof add on Beachyhead House” is now available! Find it at the DaD mainstore and marketplace.

The Snow Add On is 17 Li and Copy/Mod. To use it on your Beachyhead House, rez the “Snow add on Beachyhead House”, edit the Beachyhead House and copy the position and rotation coordinates of the house to the add on.

If you don’t own it already; The Beachyhead House is two floors with windows on three sides for views to the outside and for the light to pour in. It has a large deck in front, two large sliding glass doors open into the house. The doors can be left open so that you have an open floor plan, which makes it great for entertaining. Immediately to the left are 3 steps down that lead you into another large room. Next to the stairs is the staircase going up to the second floor that has a small balcony looking down to the first floor. The second floor has a large bedroom and/or other room.

Throughout the house you have a mixture of wood, brick and solid color textures to accentuate the home. Other features included in the home is the glass wall partitions that separates the rooms below and also borders the stairs and the top balcony. The Beachyhead House is 104 Li, Copy/Mod and its footprint is 35,5×28 out of the box.

  • DaD “Beachyhead House” c/m
  • DaD “Snow add on Beachyhead House” c/m
  • LB_SilverBirch{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_RiverBirchShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
  • [ keke ] short grass . winter .
  • (Fundati) Snow covered boulders
  • Skye Stone Path
  • Skye Land Forms

The Polar Refuge – Landscape Architect 2019

We went on a photo excursion today when we came across this lovely scene with foxes, a wolf, a polar bear cub and a rabbit! We sat down at a distance and took some photos and enjoyed watching the animals play in the snow.

The Polar Refuge by .:Tm:. Creation (click on image to see full size)

“The Polar Refuge” is a beautifully detailed winter nature scene made by Tm Creation, with life-like animals and perfectly textured snow and plants. It’s Land Impact is a reasonable 15LI. You can unlink all pieces and use them as you like and it will look good in any winter landscape. “The Polar Refuge” is available exclusively and at a discount for The Seasons Story (open until January 31st 2019). It will be made available at the Tm Creation Mainstore after the event.

Taking pictures for the blog!

Taxi to The Seasons Story event.

Visit .:Tm:. Creation

Sweet Moment Pillows by Tm Creation.

After the excursion we went back inside to get warmed up, enjoy each others company and this new pillow set, also from Tm Creation. You can read more about the Sweet Moment Pillows on Mahogany’s blog.