Thursday, December 23, 2010

I am me

I don't apologize for who I am anymore!

I feel...everything.  I laugh and I love with my whole heart.  I cry real tears, often.  I get angry.  I get hurt.  I stumble and fall.  I make mistakes and try again.  I'm intelligent but not genius.  I'm talented but not gifted.  I'm flirty but reserved.  I stick my foot in my mouth regularly.  I am never intentionally cruel or hurtful.  I have a knack for missing the obvious.  I crave attention and tend to smother people in return.  I am broken but still trying.  I am strong but still struggling.  Even in my darkest moments I still hope.

Love me, leave, me, want me or hate me.  I really don't care anymore.  I am me.  I am real.  And I do not apologize for the person that I am.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Gift for Everyone

It's the holiday season and we all like to be able to give and receive presents. Over the years more and more content creators have followed the trend of making items "No Trans" which makes gifting difficult. Sure many stores offer the "buy now as a gift" options which allows you to purchase and have the item sent directly to the person at that moment. But its not the same as buying a gift, wrapping it up and giving it to the certain someone at a specific time, date, place, and setting of your choosing to make the moment special.

With this in mind I decided to compile a list of stores in Second Life that still offer transferable items, or at the very least have a Gift Card system. This will be a running list of all types of stores from clothing, hair, skins, poses, furniture, etc... That I will update regularly. Gifting isn't just for Christmas. Its great for birthdays, rez days, valentines day, anniversaries, and the always wonderful "just because".

Continue to check here for store updates. Or visit eMOTIONS and JJ Lanes">JJ Lanes Furniture in world at the SL Gifts Kiosk to get the current notecard with landmarks.

If you have or know of a store that offers transfer items or gift cards, or if a store on the list changes their location, please reply here or send me a notecard in world with the information.

2010 HOLIDAY SPECIALS

Twisted Krissmuss Holiday Hunt: 200+ Stores offering a specialty item that is +Trans and only 100L
Starting Dec 4th, you can swing by Twisted Krissmuss HQ and pick up:
— A guide book
— LMs to over 200 participating merchants
— A few little holiday goodies for you
— An invite to the group (easiest to get info that way)
— And possibly other cool things. ;)

ACCESSORIES

Accessories by Eolande: +Trans & Gift Cards

APPAREL

aDiva: +Trans
Alphamale: +Trans & Gift Cards
BareRose (B@R): +Trans
Basics: +Trans
     BLOG:  http://basics.ashleighdickins.com
Blacklace: +Trans & Gift Cards
BlakOpal Design: Gift Cards
Calla: +Trans (must request +Trans from TigerLily Koi)
Clio: +Trans
BLOG: http://cliosmessyroom.blogspot.com
Courtisan Silks: +Trans
DARE DESIGNS: +Trans
Blog: http://newsfromtheloft.wordpress.com/
+DV8+: Gift Cards
HTC: Gift Cards
HUDSON'S: +Trans
INSOLENCE: +Trans
Kismet: Gift Cards

MaiMai
: Gift Cards
PajamaRama: +Trans
PomPomPom (formerly *evie's*): +trans
     BLOG:  http://pompompomstoreblog.wordpress.com/
QQ Fashion: +Trans
R:A:D: Gift Cards
Ravenwear: + : +Trans & Gift Cards
Rfrye
: +Trans & Gift Cards
Sage Fashion: Gift Card
Sascha's: +Trans & Gift Cards
~Scribble~: +Trans
SF Design: Gift Cards
Blog: http://sfd-secondlife.blogspot.com/
Shiki Design: Gift Card
Blog: http://shikidesign.blogspot.com
Sn@tch: +Trans
Solange: Gift Cards
BLOG: http://www.solangefashions.blogspot.com/
Somnia: Gift Cards
SySy's: Gift Cards (also has limited holiday items that are +Trans)
Blog: http://sydesigns.blogspot.com
TempT: +Trans
The Curious Seemstress:  +Trans
     BLOG:  http://gwd-greenwooddesigns.blogspot.com/


Artwork

Laval Photography Gallery: +Trans
Virtual Alchemy Photography :+Trans (on first floor only)

Baby

Breedables

*all Breedable animals are transferable. The food/stat items are usually not.
Only the MAINSTORE for the original creator of each breedable type will be listed. There are many in-world groups for breeders's stores, auctions, etc.

Ozimals (Bunnies)
(Chickens)
(Horses)
(Kitties)
(Lizards)
(Quail)
(Turtles)

Christmas

HUDSON'S: +Trans
Kismet: +Trans & Gift Cards
Laval Christmas Shop: +Trans

DISCOUNTED, FREE & FOR NEWBIES

DARE DESIGNS NEWBPOCALYPSE

Blog: http://newsfromtheloft.wordpress.com/


EYES


FOOD & DRINKS

THE FOODING: +Trans


FURNITURE

AA Garden Center: +Trans
DAMNED GOOD DESIGN: +Trans
EarthDwellings: +Trans
HUDSON'S: +Trans
JJ Lanes">JJ Lanes: Gift Cards
Kismet: +Trans & Gift Cards
Tiki Tattoo: +Trans
::WetCat:: Builds&Poses: +Trans

HAIR

Alli&Ali Designs
: Gift Boxes (UNopened - rez on ground, recipient clicks the TOP of the gift box to receive item.)
Blog: http://www.allialidesigns.com/
Calla: Gift Cards (for both Men's & Women's Hair)


Homes, Buildings, Structures

JJ Lanes Prefab Homes: Gift Cards
Kismet: +Trans & Gift Cards

Jewelry

Carolina Jewelry: Gift Cards (IM owner and she will make any requested item +trans for purchase)
BLOG: www.capollo.blogspot.com
EarthStones: +Trans & Gift Cards


LANDSCAPING

Botanical: +Trans

**forest feast**
: +Trans
Heart Garden: +Trans
Tiki Tattoo: +Trans


Maternity


Misc

Happy Mood: +Trans
Mechanized Life (FilterCam, MachimaCam): Gift Cards
Blog: http://www.mechanizedlife.com/
~Scribble~: +Trans
*~Zanzibar creationZ~* (costumes, facepaint, unique items): +Trans


NEKO ACCESSORIES


Pets & Animals (NOT BREEDABLES)

AKK Horse Ranch: +Trans
VKC Dogs: +Trans
X Fusion (mean little kitty, puppeteer): +Trans


POSES and ANIMATIONS

Boudoir Rouge
BeScene Poses: Gift Cards
eMOTIONS: +Trans
Blog: http://emotions-byskc.blogspot.com/
Props-N-Poses: +Trans
.:S:. Stance Poses & Props: Gift Cards
+Studio Sidhe+: Gift Cards


SHOES

AVA CHOO Fantastic Footwear: Gift Cards


SKIN


Textures

Kismet: Gift Cards
Laval Christmas Shop: +Trans

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas


Christmas2010a, originally uploaded by ~sierra sugar~.

Where I come from in Real Life we have seasons such as "Summer", "August", "Hot" and "February" (where we get a slight reprieve from the heat and humidity). So Fall and Winter in Second Life for me are the most enjoyable. I love to see Sim landscaping change with the seasons. I love how all the stores fashions reflect the colder weather of wintry climates. I love the warm fuzzy sweaters and boots of all varieties. And I love to decorate for the holidays with all the little pretties I find around the grid.

Second Life is a great big play ground of amazing possibilities, fantastical creations, and imagination without boundaries. So as I sit here sipping hot chocolate in my house cooled to a comfortable 70 degrees thanks to the modern luxury of air conditioning, I decorate my home Sim for Christmas. Caribbean Islands are not known for their blustery winters and snow days, so I build up in the sky. SL is great for defying the laws of physics too! In my little skybox I'm able to create a cozy snowy scene complete with frozen pond, frost covered evergreens, and a cute little wooden cabin.

I string some paper snowflakes across the doorway and hang a pretty wreath on the wall. A simple Christmas tree with its twinkling lights brings a touch of festive cheer. As I sit all warm and cozy inside my cabin I can look out on my perfect little winter scene and smile. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Skin: [PXL] - Kasumi SK RoseLips P
Makeup: [PXL] - Kasumi SK Smoke Eyes
Lashes: MaiMai - No Alpha Lashes N01
Hair: Damselfly - Whiskey in Ruby Twilight Blend
Eyes: Poetic Colors - Poison Ivy
Ears: *Dreams* - Tied with a Bow Snowy White Ears
sweater: !BDC FIRESIDE FAWN SWEATER MINI
Cabin: {what next} - Nordic Cabin
Photo Credits: *SKC* Photography