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And The Award Goes To.......

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Posted on : 5:18 PM | By : Jennaa Loire | In :


The SL House & Garden Group has grown way beyond my expectations and we have had a fantastic 6 months since I started it. So we thought it was about time to host an awards for the amazing creators, bloggers and photographers in the group. So we would like to honor the best in Second Life based upon the group members experiences and thoughts. 

I really would really like to thank everyone single person who voted, nominated and made this such fantastic event. We had over 400 votes on the Wufoo form... so thank you so so much! 

I would like to congratulate every single person who was nominated. I personally voted and I have to say I found it one of the hardest awards to vote on because I think every single creator, blogger and photographer is amazing for what they do.  You all put in so much effort and believe me it's greatly appreciated. 

Without further ado here are the winners... CONGRATULATIONS and your trophy will be heading your way shortly :)


THE SL HOUSE &  GARDEN GROUP 1st ANNUAL AWARDS & THE WINNER GOES TO........


•★• Favorite Store  •★•
  {What Next} - Winter Thorn 

•★• Best Freebie •★•
  Y's House ( yacchan Clip ) 

•★• Best Blogger•★•
  Jennaa Loire 

•★• Best Flickr - Nina Becker •★•
 ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nina_becker/ ) 

•★• Best New Creator •★•
  LISP ( Pandora Popstar ) 

•★• Best Established Creator/Shop •★•
  The Loft ( Colleen Desmoulins ) 

•★• Best Magazine •★•
Second Style ( HeatherDawn Cohen 

•★• Best Texture Creator •★•
  Distressed Textures (Jewell Lamourfou) 

•★• Best Garden Items •★•
 Botanical ( Kriss Lehmann ) 

•★• Best Outdoor Furniture •★•
{What Next} - Winter Thorn 

•★• Favorite Shop to Visit •★•
 Nordari ( Jordan Giant ) 

•★• Most Recommended •★•
 {What Next} - Winter Thorn 

•★• Best House - Y's House •★•
 ( yacchan Clip ) 

•★• Best Natural/Organic Shop •★•
 Y's House ( yacchan Clip ) 

•★• Best Modern Home Shop •★•
 MudHoney ( Rayvn Hynes ) 

•★• Best Shabby Chic •★•
 La'licious Designs (  Amaliscious Destiny ) 

•★• Best Beach/Coastal Shop •★•
 {What Next}  - Winter Thorn 

•★• Best Place to Shop Accessories •★•
 LISP ( Pandora Popstar ) 

•★• Best Skybox •★•
 {What Next} - Winter Thorn

•★• Best Furniture Animation Creator •★•
Pulling Strings ( Elle Kirshner ) 

•★• Best Home & Garden Event/Hunt Of 2010 •★•
 Spruce Up Your Space ( Elle Kirshner, Rayvn Hynes and Amaliscious Destiny ) 

Congratulations!!! 

Christmas Market On Now.....

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Posted on : 3:42 PM | By : Jennaa Loire


The SL House & Garden Christmas Market Is On Now...

With fantastic items from over 30 creators!

Come on over and check it out!

Posted on : 3:13 PM | By : Jennaa Loire | In :



Omnis Home Sales is proud to host our first annual Holiday Speed Build Contest!


This will be a building tournament in which contestants will compete for winning spots to ultimately build against the best of the best for a grand prize.

Dates:    Initial Competition 12/4/10 in 
              three rounds beginning at 10:00am, 
              11:30am, and 1:00pm SLT 
              Judging to follow at 1:30pm
              Tournament Finals 12/5/10 at 
              10:00am SLT
              Judging to follow at 11:30am


Rules for the Contest:

1.  Entrants will need to send a completed 
     entry form (attached below) to Neelie  
     Kaligawa no later than 7PM SL Time on  
     12/3/10.  The contest will be limited to 15 
     contestants.
2.  Entrants must join the Omnis Home Sales 
     group in order to compete in this tournament.
3.  Entrants will be given 1 hour and a 100-prim 
      limit to create a Holiday-Themed build.
4.  The build must fit on the provided grid;  
      height no greater than 20m;  no 
      megaprims allowed.


First Prize:
A featured article and interview to appear in Prim Perfect magazine
Your choice of home from HomeKraft
Your choice of home from Kaligawa Originals
$2500L gift certificate from Twisted Thorn Textures
Mellow living room set from LeeZu Furniture
5 texture packs from inSight Design Textures

Second Prize:
4 texture packs from inSight Design Textures
Tokyo cabinet and sideboard from LeeZu Furniture
Tent Pavilion from Kaligawa Originals
Brown Striped sofa set from HomeKraft
$1000L gift certificate from Twisted Thorn Textures

Third Prize:
3 texture packs from inSight Design Textures
Zen Garden from Kaligawa Originals
Tokyo cabinet and sideboard from LeeZu Furniture
Brown Striped sofa set from HomeKraft


Fill in these details in a notecard:

Your name:  _______________

Please rename this notecard, adding your full SL name to the end.

Pass the completed notecard to Neelie Kaligawa.

Please note:  there will be a maximum of 15 contestants, so this is no guarantee that you will
be able to participate in the contest.  Once the deadline for entry is passed, you will be contacted
by either Neelie Kaligawa or GM Nikolaidis.  Only the first 15 entries will be accepted into the build contest.



Black Friday Sale!

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Posted on : 12:53 PM | By : Jennaa Loire | In : ,


The SL House & Garden Group 1st Annual Awards 2010/2011

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Posted on : 3:32 PM | By : Jennaa Loire | In : ,


Second Life furniture, garden, home and decor is a dynamic and ever growing industry that I am truly entusiastic and passionate about.  I was motivated to create a group named SL House & Garden. My ambition was for this group to be used as a resource tool for anyone who has a vested interest in this awesome industry. 

The SL House & Garden Group has grown way beyond my expectations and we have had a fantastic 6 months since I started it. So we thought it was about time to host an awards for the amazing creators, bloggers and photographers in the group. So we would like to honor the best in Second Life based upon the group members experiences and thoughts. 

Simply answer as many of the questions below as you can/want and please send the notecard back but  please make sure you have the notecard titled  "SL House & Garden 2010 Awards - Your Name". 

Please this awards is all about Homes. garden and decor so only!!

Please return to either Jennaa Loire or mainit Hellman no mater than the 20TH OF NOVEMBER:  After this time we will count them up and the top three from each category will then be announced and group members will get the opportunity to vote for their favorite on an online survey. This will start from the 22nd Of November and the winners will be announced on the 5th of December!!

Winners will receive a fantastic trophy made by Ryker Beck and I will publish all winners on the SL House & Garden Blog. 

(http://slhousegarden.blogspot.com/)

BEST OF LUCK TO AL!!!!!!!!!

Your Full please SL Name:

1. Your Favorite Store Of 2010 

2.  Best Freebie/Gift of 2010

3.  Best Home/Decor Blogger of 2010

4.  Best Home/Decor flickr Photo of 2010

5. Best New & Upcoming Creator of 2010

6. Best Established Creator of  2010. 

7. Best Home/Decor Magazine/Segment For 2010 

8. Best Texture Creator Of 2010

10. Best Garden Items For 2010.

11. Best Outdoor Furniture For 2010.

12. Your Favorite Shop To Visit ( best decorated ) Of 2010. 

13. Shop That  You Most Recommended To Friends In 2010.

14, Best House Of 2010

15. Best Natural/Organic Home & Decor Shop of 2010.

16. Best Modern Home & Decor Shop Of 2010.

17. Best Shabby Chic/ Alternative Home & Decor Shop Of 2010.

18. Best Beach/Coastal Home & Decor Shop Of 2010.

19. Best Place To Shop For Accessories for your home. 

20. Best Skybox Of 2010

21. Best Furniture Animations Of 2010. 

22. What Was Your Must Have Item For 2010. 

23. Best Home & Garden Event/Hunt Of 2010.

Thanks so much 
Jennaa Loire.


Photo Contest For Oct/Nov - "Colors Of Fall"

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Posted on : 1:39 AM | By : Jennaa Loire | In : , ,



SL House & Garden Group will again be holding a photo contest for the month of October/November. It will run from the 25th of October to the 25th of November 2010. The theme will be "Colors Of Fall".


SL House & Garden Styling/Photo Contest - Rules and Information.

Hello and thank you for your interest in SL House & Garden's photo contest.

OK first up lets see what you can win...

1st place:

☆ L$10,000 (From Jennaa Loire)
☆ Home Kraft (GM Nikolaidis) - HomeKraft La Jolla Beach House.
☆ UrbanizeD (Pitsch Parx) - All items (furniture - garden - deco) showed in the SL House & Garden store!
☆ {what next} (Winter Thorn) - Coastal Loft Skybox - Fully Furnished.
☆ Cheeky Pea ( Isla Gealach) - CP Lounge Room Pack.
☆ *SMUDGE* ( Myndi Meredith) - Painting Of Your Choice.
☆ FD Decor ( Fallacy DeCuir) - 1 full set from store. Winners choice.
☆ MudHoney (Rayvn Hynes) - 7500L giftcard.
☆ elefantu ( Gin Galtier & Johnnny Blackheart) - $L1,000 Gift Card.
☆ Reven Rosca and Winona Wiefel ( PRIME Furniture) - 1 PRIME bed - Value 3999L$
☆ LoveFactory Violet - [LoveFactory] - Chalkboard On Easel.
☆ Sacred Roses ( Kiera Seda) - 1,000L Store Voucher.
☆ ....byDeZyne Home and Accessories (Huntr Gustafson)  - 1000L.

2nd place:

☆  L$5,000 (From Jennaa Loire)
☆ Home Kraft (GM Nikolaidis) - HomeKraft La Jolla Beach House.
☆ UrbanizeD (Pitsch Parx) - 10 items from the collection showed in the SL House & Garden store // free choice.
☆ {what next} (Winter Thorn) - Bear Canyon Big Camping Set.
☆ Cheeky Pea ( Isla Gealach) - Autumn Pouffe.
☆ *SMUDGE* ( Myndi Meredith) - Painting Of Your Choice.
☆ MudHoney (Rayvn Hynes) - 5000L giftcard.
☆ elefantu ( Gin Galtier & Johnnny Blackheart) - $L500 Gift Card.
☆ Reven Rosca and Winona Wiefel ( PRIME Furniture) - 1 PRIME bed - Value 2999L$
☆ LoveFactory Violet - [LoveFactory] - Wall Clock.
☆ Sacred Roses ( Kiera Seda) - 500L Store Voucher.
☆ ....byDeZyne Home and Accessories (Huntr Gustafson)  - 500L.


3rd Place:

☆ $ 2,500 (From Jennaa Loire)
☆ Home Kraft (GM Nikolaidis) - HomeKraft La Jolla Beach House.
☆ 5 items from the collection showed in the SL House & Garden store // free choice.
☆ Poetry Garden (Ayumi Jameson) - Autumn Sky Skybox.
☆ {what next} (Winter Thorn) - Garden Picnic Bench. 
☆ Cheeky Pea ( Isla Gealach) - Vintage Memory Board.
☆ *SMUDGE* ( Myndi Meredith) - Painting Of Your Choice. 
☆ MudHoney (Rayvn Hynes) - 1500L giftcard. 
☆ Heavenly Designs & Furniture (Heavenly Villa) - Rustic bench seat
☆ elefantu ( Gin Galtier & Johnnny Blackheart) - $L300 Gift Card. 
☆ Reven Rosca and Winona Wiefel ( PRIME Furniture) - 1 PRIME bed - Value 1999L$
☆ LoveFactory Violet - [LoveFactory] - Corkboard.
☆ Sacred Roses ( Kiera Seda) - 250L Store Voucher.
☆ ....byDeZyne Home and Accessories (Huntr Gustafson)  - 250L. 

** See next post for photos of the amazing prizes **

The three winning photos will be displayed on SL Home Lifestyle Blog as well as at the SL House & Garden Sim.


This photo contest is very simple and you can enter as many photos as you wish. Each photo simply needs to feature a room, house or garden based on the theme "Colors Of Fall". Your imagination is your only limitation. That's it! Your items can be from anywhere, any theme, any style. Go crazy!! You can use photoshop if you wish or snapshots are accepted as well.  You can enter as many times as you like!

HOW TO ENTER:

1. For your photo to qualify in the contest, you must be a member of SL House & Garden inworld. 

Second Life furniture, garden, home and decor is a dynamic and ever growing industry that I am truly enthusiastic and passionate about. I have tried to keep up to date with product releases and all the incredible changes within this field, but I found myself juggling over 20 groups and quite simply, failing to succeed.

I was motivated to create a group named SL House & Garden. My ambition was for this group to be used as a resource tool for anyone who has a vested interest in this awesome industry. 

Bloggers and shoppers alike, can be informed about latest released, updates, sale notices and great gifts from our favourite Home, Decor and Garden designers in SL.

Shop owners, designers and creators can join the group to boost sales and to communicate your products and creations to the enthusiasts and GET NOTICED!

If I have raised an eyebrow, go to groups and search "SL House & Garden". I have mature content enabled in case any of the products have sex animations in them.

Feel free to IM me for any details or hit me up inworld for an invite.

DATES YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Enteries are open from the 25th of October 2010 until the 25th of November 2010. Winners will be announced on the 27th of November 2010. 

SUBMITTING YOUR PHOTO:

-> I have created a flickr group for the contest so please just post your photos in there. Please in the description add your full name so if you win I know who I am dropping the money onto. Could you also please add the SL House & Garden into the description somewhere.

Here is a link to the flickr page - http://www.flickr.com/groups/slhousegardencontest/

If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

JUDGING: Colleen Desmoulins will picked the winners personally this month.

Thanks so much
Jennaa Loire.

Anthonys Republic - Speech On Mesh

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Posted on : 4:32 AM | By : Jennaa Loire | In : ,

Anthonys Republic will be giving a talk at the SL House & Garden Sim about mesh. Mesh is coming to Second Life very soon. While it's  it’s causing some controversy among content creators, some are still totally confused. Why not come along and hear for yourself what it's all about.



When: 17th Of October at 1pm SLT

See you there.