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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Last Call for Designers!!

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

Are you a Designer or Creator in the Second Life fashion world?

Do you want to be a part of the 10th anniversary of Fashion For Life, originally called the Clothing Fair?

Do you want to spread your brand while supporting the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life of Second Life?

Did you know that the absolute deadline to do any of that is Sunday, February 21st at 11:59 pm SLT?

Yes!!!! It really is!!!

That means the clock is ticking and you are going to miss out on this awesome event if you don’t hurry!

Limited space is still available, so don’t delay a minute more!!

You can register here, then go to this page to choose the level of sponsorship you would like to have at the 2016 Fashion For Life: That’s Entertainment event!

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Not So Easy Sunday Morning

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Sundays start early for me. I DJ a weekly Lazy Sunday pajama party at 4 am SLT (which is 7 am EST for those not on the grid) at *Dreams* Dance Club.

So my Sundays are rarely “Easy” like the song that the Commodores sing. Especially when you hit the snooze button a couple of extra times…. and suddenly its 5 minutes before you are supposed to start and you haven’t logged in on anything- much less have your feet on the floor.

Needless to say, I have hit the ground running in 2016 with that kind of start this morning. Luckily, the internet gods were with me and everything logged in correctly the first time- a rare feat to be sure. But, thank goodness I get changed into my pajamas before I log off on Saturday nights.

Sunday Pajama party Jan 3 2016 @ Dreams_edit

Sandie & Rhi dancing in our jammies

There’s nothing like good music and good friends to help smooth out a rough start to a day!

Of course, things never go quite as easy as expected. When I got home after my set, it dawned on me I still had the radio tuned to Christmas music. So, I headed down to the tuner to switch the station and found this…..

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A most unusual sight here at the Bull & Bush Club

It would seem that one of our neighbors had a bit too much fun for New Year’s! No one seemed to have been injured in the crash and once I got the car towed, the wall was no worse for wear. A testament to excellent craftsmanship!

I suppose I should get started on the rest of my day. The downside to Sundays- deciding what to change into from my jammies. Of course, that’s not to say that some Sundays I don’t just stay in my pajamas all day and still go to meetings, shopping and whatever else comes along in comfort (if not style!).

Sandie ♥

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Sandie’s Style Card:
Pajamas & Slippers: Chilly Willy Jammies Set 1, *Plowwies* (Currently on sale for 10L at The Wash Bi-annual Cart Sale)Makeup:
Eyes, lips & blush: Tone Autumnal Smoke Ginger/ Matte Raisin, Ever An’ Angel (no longer available)
Manicure: Tone Rich Colours “Berry”, Tone by Ever An’ Angel (no logner available)
Body:
Hair: Essena, Truth (past group gift)
Eyes: Stargazer Green, *Amacci Hair* (KittyCats 2015 Advent Calendar gift)
Nails: Slink Enhancement Nails for System Hands, Slink
Skin: Eloh Eliot (no longer available)
Shape: my own
Windlight: [AnaLu] neutral

Out With the Old ….

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I confess, I am a shopaholic- at least in Second Life.

The clothes, the furniture, the decorations… so much creativity!

And, after almost 6 years of being inworld, it is time to get my inventory under control.

So, in the spirit of starting fresh here in 2016, I have joined a group inworld called “Super Group Organize” to help keep me movtivated and on track. The group has a blog, Super Group SL (check it out here) where the moderator, Tee Auster, shares the daily challenges for sorting and PURGING that excess inventory.

After 2 days, I am down 1200 or so items in my inventory, go me! And, in a case of art (Second Life) imitating life, I have also been cleaning and sorting through old boxes of stuff in real life today. Maybe this will be a year of meeting more goals!

Sandie Jan 2 2016 Day 2 Super Organize_001cropped

Now it’s time to reward myself for working so hard today and go play for a while.

Sandie ♥

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Sandie’s Style Card
Clothing:
Outfit: Let It Snow- Browns, Entice
Tights: Fall/ Winter Tights, Ever An’ Angel (past group gift)
Boots: Be Wellies- Cafe, Ever An’ Angel (no longer available)
Makeup:
Eyes, lips & blush: Tone Autumnal Smoke Ginger/ Matte Raisin, Ever An’ Angel (no longer available)
Manicure: Tone Rich Colours “Berry”, Tone by Ever An’ Angel (no logner available)
Body:
Hair: Essena, Truth (past group gift)
Eyes: Stargazer Green, *Amacci Hair* (KittyCats 2015 Advent Calendar gift)
Nails: Slink Enhancement Nails for System Hands, Slink
Skin: Eloh Eliot (no longer available)
Shape: my own
Windlight: [AnaLu] neutral