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Meet Sandi Glas, owner of Glas Houses, at today’s Talk at the Home and Garden Expo!

Sandi Glas of Glas Houses
Sandi Glas of Glas Houses

2pm SLT: Sandi Glas will be talking about her stylish and elegant homes and the romanticism of working in an old fashioned way – with prims.

She’ll be demonstrating some of the techniques she’s developed over years in Second Life.

And in addition, there’s a special prize to be won! Sandi is offering a place in a draw for everyone who attends the session, with the prize being a fantastic Natane Home (which you can currently see on Hope 3 in the decorating contest). Who would want to miss that?

Text (a little voice from Saffia!)
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%203/116/218/30

Last Chance to apply for the Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest

Yes, the deadline is here today – make sure you have your entries in by 3pm today!

There are fourteen homes on Hope 3 in a total of nine different builds for our finalists to decorate!

The houses range from Victorian to ultramodern, with beach cottages and log cabins. There’s even a special home for petites/dinkies/tinies!

The finalists will be each assigned one of the fourteen houses, based on their preferences. Competitors can work alone or in pairs or in a small team.

You can see fuller details and a timetable here.

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest

To apply for a house, click the Home and Garden Decorating Signs by the houses on Hope 3, and drop your card in complete the notecard below and post it in one of the blue mailboxes at either end of the street.

The Home and Garden Decorating Competition is back for a third year!

 

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest

For the last year two years, we have held our Home and Garden Decorating Competition – and we’ve been blown away by the standard of work you all produced!

House No.3 - The Casa Blanca
House decorated in 2019 – The Casa Blanca

Not only that – last year the competition also raised the amazing sum of 241,000 Lindens, which is about US$975.

So this year it is back, with fourteen homes for our finalists to decorate!

Houses 2 and 9: Lauren Valley by Galland Homes
Houses 2 and 9: Lauren Valley by Galland Homes

The houses are a total of nine different builds, ranging from Victorian to ultramodern, with beach cottages and log cabins. There’s even a special home for petites/dinkies/tinies!

Houses 7 and 14: Martha's Vineyard Cottage by Little Big Designs (a house for tinies, dinkies or petites)
Houses 7 and 14: Martha’s Vineyard Cottage by Little Big Designs (a house for tinies, dinkies or petites)

Full details will appear on this page shortly and you are, of course, be able to explore the full range at the Expo on Hope 3!

House 3: The Winter Cabin by Loggin' Off Homes
House 3: The Winter Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes

These homes and gardens will be decorated by fourteen finalists who will have 400 prims (land impact) to decorate the Home and the surrounding Garden area.

Houses 6 and 13: Natane by Glas Houses
Houses 6 and 13: Natane by Glas Houses

The finalists will be chosen by a raffle draw made by Saffia Widdershins, who will draw the names out of the equivalent of a Second Life hat (a random name generator script).

Houses 1 and 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels
Houses 1 and 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels

The finalists will be each assigned one of the fourteen houses, based on their preferences. Competitors can work alone or in pairs or in a small team.

House 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven
House 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven

Each contestant (or team) can decorate in any style they wish that suits their house, but they MUST include AT LEAST THREE items purchased from RFL vendors at the Home and Garden Expo.

House 11: The Beach Cabin by Loggin' Off Homes
House 11: The Beach Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes

People will vote for the final winner by donating to a kiosk set outside each of the houses. Each Linden donated to Relay for Life in these kiosks will count as a vote.

Houses 5 and 12: Barn House by RVi Design
Houses 5 and 12: Barn House by RVi Design

Timetable:

February 13th – 19th – people apply for the competition, stating which house they would like to decorate.

February 19th – 26th- the competitors decorate their houses and gardens

February 27th – March 2nd – visitors to the Expo can vote on which house and garden they like best.

March 4th – the winners will be announced at a special party!

House 10: The Palomar by Cain Maven
House 10: The Palomar by Cain Maven

To apply for a house, click the Home and Garden Decorating Signs by the houses on Hope 3, and drop your card in complete the notecard below and post it in one of the blue mailboxes there by the end of Wednesday, February 16th OR fill in the form below.

 

Prim Perfect Talks at the Expo: Del Flower and Kess Crystal of Seraphim – and news of an exciting prize!

Prim Perfect Talks: Seraphim
Prim Perfect Talks: Seraphim

At 2pm SLT today, Sunday 16th February, we will be holding the first of the Prim Perfect talks when Saffia Widdershins will be talking to Del Flower and Kess Crystal of Seraphim, the premier events and sales blog.

You can discover all about Seraphim, how it works, how it can help your promote your brand, your event or your blog, and what it feels like to run such a popular media source.

And in addition, there’s a special prize to be won! Seraphim are offering a place in a draw for everyone who attends the session, with the prize being a 1,000 Linden gift voucher for Apple Fall. Who would want to miss that?

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Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%203/116/218/30

Information about more Prim Perfect talks will be appearing here shortly.

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Thong’s Outfit:  B BOS“Rosy Outfit” with HUD for bra and panties plus piercing for Legacy and Maitreya bodies available @ XXX Original Event

Thong’s Pose:  .lovelysweet. (a We Love To Blog designer) “Saiko” set includes 6 bento poses available @ .lovelysweet. on MP

Thong’s Nails:  Leksana“Pink Cocoa” with HUD for Maitreya hands exclusively available @ eBENTO

Hair:  KMH“F128 Hair”
Ears:  Swallow“Pop Pixie Ears”
Choker:  Kibitz“Cottonia”

My Pants:  Hero“Alessandro Pants” in versions for Signature, Slink, TMP and classic bodies available @ Swank Events

My Necklace:  Rebellion“Intrepid” with HUD available @ Swank Events

My Pose:  Serendipity Poses “jacob” set includes 5 bento poses and mirrors available @ Serendipity Poses store

Armband:  Legal Insanity“Barbed Wire Armband”

Hot Rod: 5TH~ Western Prefabs“Copper Head Rat Rod” available @ RFL Home & Garden Expo

Photo taken at Copper…

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2020 Home and Garden Expo in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

via slhomeandgardenexpo.com

The 12th Home and Garden Expo (HGE) in support of Relay for Life of Second Life and the American Cancer Society, opened on Saturday, February, 2020 and will run through until Tuesday, March 3rd. Taking place across ten regions (Hope 1 through 10), together with two Linden Homes preview regions presenting the range of currently-available Linden Homes, the event offers some of the finest in home, garden, and furnishing designs available across the grid.

With over 100 exhibitors taking part, the event offers something for anyone who is looking for a new home, ideas for furnishing and décor, wishing to improve their building (or other) skills, or who just wishes to keep abreast of the latest building / home trends in Second Life.

The Home and Garden auditorium and one of the gacha malls

As always, the Expo there will be a range of events and activities, including

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Exhibitor Applications are now Open – Revised Dates…please read

The largest and longest running home and garden event in SL, The Home and Garden Expo returns the 13th February to 4th March 2020. Exhibitors will have access to set up their displays as early as 8th/9th February, and the regions will be open for preview for our blogger team on 12th February. (Possibly earlier access for set up depending upon when sims are received and ready to roll) 

The Home & Garden Expo is an event that seeks to support Relay For Life of Second Life, as well as its exhibitors and guests. Expo exhibitors are required to have two Relay For Life of Second Life 100% donation items at the Expo. These items must be new and exclusive to the Expo for the duration of the event. RFL of SL also benefits via the Gachas, where proceeds are evenly split between the Creator and RFL of SL.

In 2020, for the first time ever, we are also going to include a very small amount of Second Life fashion. To be eligible to apply as a clothing vendor, you must also agree to participate in Second Life’s first ever Wearable Art Awards. Please see the webpage for details, costs, store sizes and associated information.

Wearable Art Awards of Second Life Information

Exhibitor Options – Costs & Store Information

Applications are open for:
  • Creators of home and garden items of all kinds; from houses and landscaping to furniture, decor and knick-knacks
  • Breedables creators and markets
  • Builders’ resources aimed at the home and garden market
  • SL rental estates
  • SL Media covering the home and garden and/or art scene in SL
  • Building schools
  • Visual artists
  • Wearable Art Awards of Second Life/clothing/accessory stores
Application Links:

Home & Garden Registration Application

Wearable Arts Registration Application

The most popular displays sell fast, so don’t wait too long and please prepare a secondary and third option.

More information about the Second Life Home and Garden Expo
Website: https://slhomegardenexpo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomeAndGardenExpoSL/