First Snow Fall

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You could smell it in the air before opening the door and the excitement filled the air as boots were yanked onto little feet and the frantic search of mittens and hats ensued. Squeals of joy filled the air as doors banged open and were left swinging on their hinges. The first snow fall of the season was met with great joy as young and old disembarked their homes and danced amongst the fresh winter blanket. Couples sat on their porches watching the young engage in snowball battles, build snowmen, and build snow forts. Some even dawned their own snowsuits in pursuit of reclaiming childhood memories and making new ones with their own children or grandchildren.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

lakeside cottage by [ba] Barnsworth Anubis

Outside Decor

Wooden Swing Bench and Snow Birds Fence by Serenity Style *available at #unitedandkind until December 11*

Winter Ground Cover by Serenity Style *available at the Winter Market Sale until December 12*

milk churn – xmas, sled with decor, rustic joy decor – red, and dear santa sign by [sf] shutter field *available at the Winter Market Sale until December 12*

Animated Red Nosed Reindeer [mesh] by -Hanaya-

Gnome Invasion

gnome-invasion

Little is know about the Gnomes that have come to invade the Lodge. Guests noticed odd things moving around the common area that had once been in other locations. Some believed it was the house keepers up to a bit of fun. Some believed it was other visitors trying to bring light to the looming snow that held them within their location. One young mischievous visitor to the Lodge wandered the quiet building early one morning, only to find the Gnomes scattered around the fireplace. With a little giggle escaping from her mouth the Gnomes froze, not moving, nor giving away that they were there. Slowly the little visitor moved forward to get a closer look at the Gnomes and smiled whispering to them “Your secret is safe with me, I will not tell the adults about you.” She turned and made her way back to the room she was staying in. When everyone woke to the smell of breakfast being prepared, the young mysterious visitor raced from her room with her parents calling after her to slow down. A frown crossed her face when she noticed the Gnomes were no longer by the fireplace.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Indoor Decor

Winter Gnome Collection *featuring Buttons, Glasses, Home, Red, Sky, and with Sack* by Serenity Style *available at Whimsical until December 3*

Sim Location:

Nouvelles Aventures

Windlighting:

Bree’s appleblossom

Snow Friends

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Walking through the forest paying no particular attention to one single item around her, but rather enjoying the sounds of crunching snow beneath her feet and the sounds of birds singing off in the distance, the younger wandered father and father into the winter forest. Suddenly her little ears picked up on another sound, light and joyful singing. Stopping to gain her bearings and figure out where the sound was coming from the younger girl smiled and turned away from the path she was following in search of the singing. She came upon a little clearing and pushed aside some low hanging limbs to find a troupe of snowman playing joyfully and singing a lovely song.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Outside Decor

Family Snowman *featuring Little Bear, Smile, Cute, Melted Rare, Romantic, Silly, Skier Rare, and The Police* by { YD } Your Dreams *available at SaNaRae from November 26-December 18*

Sim Location:

Nouvelles Aventures

Windlighting:

CalWL

Preparing the Gifts

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Quietly she stowed away in the craft room hoping with all her power that no one would come looking for her. Silently she carefully fold the paper around the boxes and stuffed bags with goodies. She invisoned the look at each persons face in a months time as she worked away in secret. Each floorboard creak sent her into panic mode as she hid the evidence only to feel silly afterward and bring the trinkets, toys, and clothing items back out from their hiding place. She wanted everything to be perfect and keeping the secret hidden proved difficult at times.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Hardwick Manor by Apple Fall

Indoor Decor

Give a gift *featuring toll box Rare, paper rolls Rare, foxy pack, black with star, and with love special* by Serenity Style *available at The Crossroads until November 28*

Nostalgia *featuring bench Rare, book, cabinet, decor stool, frames, rug, vase, and wall Rare* by Serenity Style *available at Shiny Shabby until December 15*

Stringlight Soiree Curtains – Black – Tied R and Tied L by +Half-Deer+

Big Wheel Bicycle Clock and Bird Cages Wall Decal by {Q-Essentials}

Windlighting:

Bree’s appleblossom