Creatures of the Night

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As many of you know by now- it is Breast Cancer Awareness month – and here in Second Life the Blossoms of Hope Showcase is in full swing.

The Showcase features a number of top Second Life designers and all proceeds from the event go to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Second Life, an official event of the American Cancer Society.

One of the designers participating is Lunaria Eclipse and her partner Tremayne Barbosa, owners of .:: Unique Obsession ::.

In honor of the Halloween season, .:: Unique Obsession ::. has donated from the Undead Collection – Rot. As described by the creators:

They thought death was the end, the release from their less than extraordinary lives, free from the mundane and boring….

They were mistaken…

These poor unfortunate souls sadly didn’t get to stay dead. Reanimated, brought back to live, summoned, artificially animated, however you wish to describe it, they are back in the land of the living… willing.. or not… they are angry.. and they are hungry…

As a sponsor for MSABC, Unique Obsession would like to introduce its Undead Collection. These avatars, and accessories, come in 3 stages; Fresh Kill, Rot and Decay.   For MSABC we are making Rot available for this event and all sales of Rot will go to MSABC.

This full avatar includes:
*Skin
*Eyes
*Body Shape x 2
*Outfit

Our avatars are perfect for any Halloween or scary setting, and for RP scenarios.

We hope you enjoy these avatars, and are carrying a bucket around when bits start to fall off ^^

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Female Zombie:
Complete avatar: [UO] Undead Collection Female AV – Rot, exclusive at the Blossoms of Hope Showcase, by Unique ObsessionHair: Leila- Halloween edition, by Alice Project

Male Zombie:
Complete avatar: [UO] Undead Collection Male AV – Rot, exclusive at the Blossoms of Hope Showcase, by Unique Obsession

Location: Haunted House at the Blossoms of Hope Showcase, built and designed by Pierce Designs/ Craze Companies

Windlight: Lunar Morning 7

Fairy Time!

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Petite Dancing_003One of the best things about Second Life is that you get to explore not only different worlds, but you can choose what form your avatar takes.

Ever so often we like to take a break from our human forms and explore the grid as petite fairies. This past week was one of those times and as usual, we had a wonderful time.

Take a chance while you enjoy Second Life… there’s nothing gained if you don’t venture past what you consider normal.

Winks.

Sandie ♥

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Male & Female Petite avatars available at +Fallen Gods Inc.+

Sandie is wearing:
Body – Petites+Fallen Gods Inc.+ Elves Tan with Elf ears Head and open Hands, +Fallen Gods Inc.+
Eyes – Petites+Fallen Gods Inc.+ Elves Sunkissed, green eyes, +Fallen Gods Inc.+
Make up – Spirit (FR), //Starter Makeups HUD 1.2// Petite Elves +FGInc., +Fallen Gods Inc.+
Hair – Lemon Tea, /Wasabi Pills/ Anais Petite Mesh Hair- Blonds Pack, /Wasabi Pills/ Marketplace Store
Outfit – Black Tied Top & Skirt <YABUSAKA>, She-Wolf Designs Marketplace Store
Shoes – Noir, Posh Petites Mesh Glitter Ballet Slipper, Poshinista Marketplace Store Wings – Black/White, Petite Fairy Wings Pack #2 W/ On- Off Flap, Diamrem Ryba’s Shop Marketplace

Photo location: Zathyra- Spirit of Dreams sim (must be 18 or older to visit the sim)

The Day After

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I love Relay For Life, just as I love all the reasons (people!) I relay for.

But being part of a 24-hour long event is rough for us non-night owl folks! This is how I felt last night when I finally went to bed: Day after Relay_001

I didn’t quite make it staying awake for the entire event- I snuck in what was supposed to be a 45 minute nap that turned into 2 hours- but I was there for most of it.

After 10 and half hours of sleep I was feeling much better, but since I didn’t have any where I HAD to be today, we opted to lounge around in our pajamas all day and watch the rain. Day after Relay_003

A very relaxing way to wind down after a super busy weekend in the virtual world of Second Life.

Of course, there is still a campsite to tear down and clean up, as well as a million other odds and ends as we reach the end of the 2016 season of Relay For Life of Second Life. But, this girl needed to take a bit of a break for today and just relax and reflect.

I hope wherever you are reading this, that you get that time as well. We all get so busy in both our real lives and online lives that even when we think we are having downtime it turns into something more.

However, that is the beauty of life- in all worlds- we can take our passions and allow ourselves to be swept away. So much so we forget that its work, it is our calling.

Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.

Til next time,
Sandie ♥

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What Sandie is wearing:
Pajamas: Sleepy PJ’s “Flutter” by Peponi’s
Hands & Feet: SLink
Mani & Pedi: Mauve, Tone Omni Mani & Pedi by Ever An’ Angel (no longer available)Hair: Elle – Latte by TRUTH
Lips: Tone – 2014 Lip Bloom – Peony by Ever An’ Angel (no longer available)
Eyes: Tone – Horizons – Eyes – Bali by Ever An’ Angel (no longer available)

Picture #1 pose- “Gimme Back My Hour” Pose #2, Gotcha Machine from {NanTra} Poses

The Inspired Dreamwalkers Relay Campsite: Our Stories of Love — Inspired Dreamwalkers Relay For Life of SL

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✰ ✰ INSPIRED DREAMWALKERS ✰ ✰ 2016 is the Inspired Dreamwalkers’ 6th year participating in SL’s Relay for Life campaign. We’re so excited to welcome you into the fold. Cancer is an insidious disease that tears through patients, as well as their families and friends. However, it does not always have to end in tears. […]

via The Inspired Dreamwalkers Relay Campsite: Our Stories of Love — Inspired Dreamwalkers Relay For Life of SL

Boxes, Boxes… Oh Look, More Boxes!

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Moving-RL_001editI have finally… HOPEFULLY…. made my last trip moving boxes and stuff for my Real Life move.

Yay!

It doesn’t seem to matter how much you plan and prepare, there is always something you forgot about or just one (or two, or three) more things that have to be done. In my case, this move was decided on the last week of January- 5 whole months ago. I made my last trip with both a truck (SUV) and trailer full of stuff on June 30.

I don’t think there is ever a good time to move, especially if you despise moving. Real life moves require taking care of all of those pesky little details- like utilities, looking for a new job, the condition of the house you are moving to…

Moving-RL_002editAnd, if like me you are moving into a house you have inherited- that is still full of 2 other housefuls of furniture and STUFF- there is the added logistics of WHERE to put your own boxes, furniture and other stuff. You see, after much soul-searching and weighing of the pros & cons, I decided to move into my late mother’s house. She passed away in October 2014 from complications due to lung cancer. She is one of the main reasons I am so passionate about being a volunteer for Relay For Life of Second Life. I relay in her memory. Moving-RL_005edit

But, in the months since she passed away, her house has not been lived in, well not by humans. We’ve found remnants of birds and evidence of other four-legged creatures, not always pleasant surprises to say the least. Real life houses are different from ones in Second Life. Real life houses want to be lived in and loved. They deteriorate when empty.

Which leads me to where I am now. Living in a sea of boxes, looking for gainful employment (one plus for the move is that the job market here is much better than the small town I have lived in the past 10 yrs) and trying to not get overwhelmed by the ever- growing list of repairs needed for the house- like the new hole in my bedroom floor we had to do an emergency patch on last night after the dogs (also inherited from my late mother, so they know where all the vulnerable spots are in the yard and house) burrowed in from under the house (crawl space) to get away from the fireworks being set off around the neighborhood. Moving-RL_003edit

The transition from tenant to home owner is going to be an adventure to say the least.

The last two weeks of the Big Move are more blur than not. The 2016 Relay season is rapidly coming to its grand finale. I’ve been so focused on moving, it seems like we should still be at the beginning of the season instead of here at the end. But still I have relayed and helped raise money to fund a cure- so others can enjoy longer time with their own mothers…. and fathers… sisters… brothers… husbands… friends… loved ones.

Til then, back to trying to find the box with my slow cooker in it… I need to figure out what we are going to have for supper!Moving-RL_007edit

~ Sandie ♥

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P.S. I have a few more days to try to reach my personal fundraising goal for this year’s Relay season. If you would like to help me, you can make a tax deductible donation here– and I would be most appreciative. __________________________________________________________
What Sandie is wearing:

Outfit: Ever An’ Angel Elements MESH shorts & top, Ever An’ Angel
Make up: Tone – Mixes Message 6, Ever An’ Angel
Mani/Pedi: [LB Tranquility White] Omni Set, La Boheme, currently on sale at the Cart Sale @ the Wash.
Hair: Georgia, TRUTH Hair
Eyes: [LB Midtones Set 2] Hazel, La Boheme, currently on sale at the Cart Sale @ the Wash.
Skin: Liv- Rose (tan bundle), REDGRAVE Skins & Fashions
Hands/ Feet: SLink, casual/ flat, SLink
Poses: Moving Day gatcha, NanTra Poses Mainstore
Location: Private

 

 

Adventures in Wonderland

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Once again I have been caught up in “other things” that have prevented me from keeping up my own blog.

I truly love being a part of the volunteer communities in Second Life, it is rewarding to know that what many consider “just a game” can create a real impact on the world our physical body is a part of.

Aside from my regular duties being a part of the Inspired Dreamwalkers RFL team in Second Life, I have also been helping with the 3rd Annual Castle, Home and Garden Contest as their PR Lead. Which is a lot easier said than done!

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activities, plus Real Life commitments – with a side of planning and packing for a Real Life move at the end of June.

But, going back to the Castle, Home and Garden Contest, this year the organizers have expanded the event to boast even more merchants than ever before. Spanning 12 sims, there is something for just about everyone- which brings me back to Wonderland.

One of the talented designers who participated as a merchant for the 3rd Annual Castle, Home & Garden Contest was Kasslina Moonglow of Outside The Box!

Her shop is located on the Alice in Wonderland sim, so her creations for the event reflect items found in the original story. My pictures can in no way do her justice, but if you have time today, stop by and check them out. The event runs until 6 pm SLT TONIGHT! (I know, last minute, but see above- its been a busy couple of weeks!)

OTB! Mad Hatter Table & Hooka_ 01 editThe Mad Hatter’s Table is highly detailed and includes the four chairs shown, a Mad Hatter chair, heart chair and two texture change chairs. The special Hookah on the table is available separately. (Cake and plate not included)

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If you are in the mood for something besides a Mad Hatter tea party, Kasslina has made a beautiful Wonderland Tent. Perfect for lounging both alone or with a friend. The Wonderland Tent is available in both PG and Adult versions.

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Remember, time is limited! The 3rd Annual Castle, Home and Garden Contest ends today at 6 pm SLT!

OUTSIDE THE BOX (Temporary store, 3rd Annual Castle, Home & Garden Contest)

You’re Invited to a Garden Party!

Inspired Dreamwalkers Relay For Life of SL

Inspired Dreamwalkers CHG Garden PartyPlease join the Inspired Dreamwalkers for a special

Garden Party
Thursday, June 2
5 – 7 pm SLT

We will be dancing and frolicking around the house and grounds of Storybrook House & Gardens, an entry for the team in the 3rd Annual Castle, Home and Garden Contest.

The build is set on the CHG Victorian London sim and was to depict that time frame. The house was designed and built by Raven Blood (whitemoonrave) and the gardens were designed by Sandie Loxingly, of the Inspired Dreamwalkers RFL Team.

Semi-formal attire is requested.

SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CHG%20Victorian%20London/63/132/24

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Mermaid Adventures

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I really am a horrible blogger these days.

Well, that’s not completely true. In recent weeks, I’ve been distracted from my personal blog here due to building and maintaining the website, blog, and social media for the 2016 Fashion For Life event to benefit Relay For Life of Second Life. It’s been a wild and intense ride at times the last couple of weeks as we finally saw all of our hardwork come to pass.

Fashion For Life 2016 officially closed less than a half hour ago, but in the last 2 weeks, March 6- 20, the event raised 1,648,335L$ which equals $6,593 usd. All going directly to the American Cancer Society. Woot!

Along with Fashion For Life, in case you haven’t heard- the 2016 Relay For Life of Second Life season kicked off on March 6 as well. It’s been a wild couple of weeks juggling events. I decided not to captain my own team this year, so have joined the Inspired Dreamwalkers as their social media/ website person (do you see a trend?)

So it’s been a whirl of team events, meetings and more added in with the mix of Fashion For Life and just logging in to Second Life for some downtime from Real Life.

In the last two weeks alone I’ve filled in as a DJ for a Fashion For Life entertainment set, been “jailed” on the charges of “playing hookie and being late for the event” (the event being a Jail & Bail team fundraiser), DJ’d a St. Patrick’s Day team party and DJ’d for the Ragtag Relayers team “Enchantment Under the Sea” party.

For the Under the Sea one, I got to shimmy into my mermaid outfit. I think one of the biggest perks about Second Life is that we can play dress up whenever we want to- and not just dress up as humans, there are so many options. It can be overwhelming, while lots of fun at the same time.

For my mermaid DJ-ing gig, I was designated a custom made clam shell to sit in! The event  was a success, everyone enjoyed themselves and had fun, while partying for a cause.

So now it’s off to bed. Tomorrow is Monday and I’m excited to see what new adventures it brings.

Til next time,
Sandie ❤

P.S. For more information about Fashoion For Life, Relay For Life of Second Life or the Inspired Dreamwalkers RFL of SL team, just click the included links. You can also make a secure donation, with an automatic tax receipt, to the team using a credit/ debit card or paypal. Just click here to learn more.

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DJ Sandie at the Enchantment Under the Sea party, presented by the Ragtag Relay team and hosted by Core Charities.

P.P.S. Style card will be added later- I completely forgot to write it all down and don’t want to miss anyone! (Also, apologies for the poor quality picture- but you get the gist of it)

 

The Event has started!

Fashion For Life in Support of Relay For Life of Second Life

Yesterday we had a great kick-off to the event and Relay For Life as a whole!  But it dawned on me that we didn’t have time to get our main SLurls posted here for entrance. I am so sorry for that. So, let’s start the morning off with just that and get you the correct access to the Fashion For Life sims!

Starting with the Entertainment and Special Events Sims. Here  you can find our daily entertainment and gacha garden. Also, you can find the photo contest building as well as the auction area that will be up as we go through the week.

Entertainment 1 :  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20For%20Life1/133/129/24

Special Event 2:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20For%20Life2/128/210/23

Designer Sims:

Beatles Sim : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20For%20Life3/115/124/23

Moulin Rouge : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20For%20Life4/132/63/25

David Bowie Tribute: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20For%20Life5/121/131/23

Pin Up City : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20For%20Life6/128/123/27

Narnia : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20For%20Life7/127/145/25

Bladerunner : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20For%20Life8/128/12/26

The Vikings : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20For%20Life9/121/159/23

Enjoy your day of shopping !!!!

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