Living In The Wild, Wild West

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I’ve had the song by The Escape Club running through my head since I started working on the photos for The Challenge – it isn’t that bad as far as earworms go, but it is still an earworm! I am hoping by getting this post done I can also banish this song from my memory. If not, I’m sure it will feature in at least one of my DJ sets later this week 😉

As you may have deduced, the theme for The Challenge this month is “Wild, Wild West.” If you are looking for a rustic build or decor items, then this is the event for you.

The western store by [hate this] is really amazing. It weighs in at only 35 LI and has a HUD so you can customise the sign, the colour of the attached shed and the wood on the front of the store. It is materials enabled, so it will catch the movement of the setting sun. It could even be used as western home, since you can remove the sign completely – or add your own if you choose.

There is a separate decor pack which includes barrels, coffins, a watering trough and burlap sacks, each with a materials enabled version or standard. You can mix and match to your heart’s content.

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Next is this detailed wagon from Cleo Design. There are actually two versions available – this one with the barrels and pillow and another with cactus nesting in the wagon. Two people can sit in the version I am showing. LI is 16-18, depending on whether or not you include the two barrels as shown.

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From Sway’s comes this lovely bench with a western flair. There are three versions to choose from and for the first week of The Challenge, you can pick them up for 20% off. There are a ton of poses for singles, friends and cuddling. You can see some of the items from the [hate this] decor pack in this photo, as well.

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And finally is this mug tree from Kuro. You can have a cup of coffee from the mugs and if your horse is suffering a fashion crisis, you could always disassemble the mug tree for a new pair of shoes. Well, maybe not, but we know I’m a shoe-loving gal, so I would probably try 😉

The Challenge runs from today until April 29th, so saddle up and head to the stores to grab these nifty items with a western theme. And I won’t be unhappy if you get “Wild, Wild West” stuck in your head…it might get it out of mine!

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Building: [hate this] [ht] mesh – western store by Corvus Szpiegel (available for The Challenge March 31-April 29 2014) LI: 35
*Barrel, Western Sacks & Coffin: [hate this] mesh – western deco pack by Corvus Szpiegel (available for The Challenge March 31-April 29 2014) LI: 1 each
*Cactus: [hate this] [ht] mesh – cactus by Corvus Szpiegel (available for The Challenge March 31-April 29 2014) LI: 1
*Wagon: Cleo Design Western Wagon by Cleom Bailey (available for The Challenge March 31-April 29 2014) LI: 16-18
*Bench: Sway’s [Tuari] Bench – foliage by Sway Dench (available for The Challenge March 31-April 29 2014 – 20% off the first week) LI: 2
*Mug tree: Kuro – Wild mugs by Luana Dawg (available for The Challenge March 31-April 29 2014) LI: 8
Surround: ChiC buildings The Meadow MESH surround by Chic Aeon
Grass & dead tree: ChiC buildings The Meadow Landscape Pack by Chic Aeon

Turkish Delight

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As I promised a few days ago, there is a lot more to be found during The Challenge this month. I immediately fell in love with the Turkish items from Cleom Bailey’s home country. All of these items – and many more – are available individually at Cleo Design. The textures are rich and the detail is lovely.

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My favourite reading pose ever can be found in the ottoman sofa. I have found myself in this position before while waiting to go out, wanting to relax but not have to kick off my boots. We can’t be dirtying up the upholstery, can we? 😉

I am totally delighted with these items and since they are sold separately, you can mix and match the pieces that catch your fancy.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*From Cleo Design by Cleom Bailey for The Challenge:
Sofa: Cleo Design – ottoman sofa
Chair: Cleo Design – anatolian wickerchair
Pouf: Cleo Design – mesh pouff
Tea service: Cleo Design – ottoman tea set
Rug: Cleo Design – KILIM
Decorations: Cleo Design – ALEM
Window setting and drapes also by Cleo Design but not for sale

Dress: GizzA – Belted Dress [Snake Soil] by Giz Seorn
Boots: ::HH:: Hucci Ikela Boots – Neutral Collection by Eboni Khan
Bracelet: Maxi Gossamer – MG – Bracelets – Florentine Lover’s by Maxi Gossamer
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer MG – Earrings – Florentine Lover’s – E2 by Maxi Gossamer
Glasses: Sax Shepherd Designs – ! !SSD ~ 80’s Glam ~ Pince Nez by Sax Shepherd
Hair: [LeLutka]-DAISY hair – FireTop by Thora Charron
Skin: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Peach Lips MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Eye Makeup: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Smokey Eyes by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand applier:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink HandApplier SK by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose by the ottoman sofa

Heaven Is A Place On Earth

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Ooh heaven is a place on earth
They say in heaven love comes first
We’ll make heaven a place on earth
Ooh heaven is a place on earth

~ From “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” recorded by Belinda Carlisle

Who isn’t looking for a little piece of heaven? I don’t think there are many people who aren’t. This month, The Challenge brings you Heaven, right into your home. There are quite a lot of heaven-inspired lovelies just waiting for you, starting today, for this round.

The heavenly living room set above from Cleo Design gives you everything you need to make heaven your home-away-from-home, including your choice of two views you can add behind the drapes (in case your window looks out on a neighbour whose idea of decorating is Early Second Life Bling or you are creating the illusion of a window out of a solid wall, like I did). Puffy cloud lamps, a soft, cushiony sofa with an adorable pillow and singles & couples poses, a pouf, the curtains and a romantic vase with roses are all part of this little piece of heaven.

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But in case you need a little more, Kuro has this sweet hanging ladder with dimmable stars, comfy cushions and even a cup of tea to inspire your heavenly dreams. Don’t let this simple pile of pillows fool you; it has three texture choices and about a kazillion poses included (singles and cuddles). Tuck up in a cozy corner and you can climb your way to the stars.

I will be bringing you more heaven-inspired goodies from The Challenge in the coming days…as soon as I manage to pull myself up off the floor and finish some more pictures. In the meantime, you can visit The Challenge blog to see more delightful designs for this round.

Could someone get me a fresh cup of tea? I’m afraid this one has gone cold. Black with honey, please 🙂

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

1st photo:
*Sofa, pouf, vase, wall lamp, ceiling lamp, curtains, “view” out window: CLEO DESIGN-THE CHALLENGE-HEAVEN@HOME by Cleom Bailey for “The Challenge”

2nd photo:
*Pillow pile, Ladder & tea cup: Kuro – Feels like heaven ” The Challenge Jan 31st) by Luana Dawg for “The Challenge”
Rug: Dreamscapes Decor Shabby Rug *Sea* (colour modified) by Carlotta Ceawlin

Both photos:
Sweater: ISON – angora sweater -S- (white) by Harry Hyx
Pants: *Fishy Strawberry* Yoga Pants – S Light Grey by Fae Eriksen (available at My Attic @ The Deck until Jan. 31 – that’s today!)
Hair: Analog Dog .b ffwd sangria by Queue Marlowe
Skin: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Bare Lips MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand & Feet Appliers SK by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Poses by the furniture