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Ozimals Winter Wonderland

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,
Ring ting tingling too
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you
Outside the snow is falling
And friends are calling "yoo hoo",
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you. 
 
Its that time of year where the snow is on the ground, a chill is in the air, the fireplace is glowing, and good cheer is all around, especially down at Ozimals!  Come join everyone at Ozimals, the bunnies, and the new Pufflings for their annual Holiday Celebrations.  Ozimals has created a beautiful winter wonderland to frolic and play.  There will be sledding, ice skating, holiday music and as always, special themed prizes from the folks at Ozimals for each of the parties.

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Date: Sunday, December 18
Time: 1-3 pm SLT
Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ozimals%20Orientation/213/149/23
Theme: Winter Wonderland with Sledding, IceSkating and Holiday music provided by Sierra Sugar

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling! Its that time of year to frolic in the snow, indulge in Hot Chocolate, kiss under the mistletoe, and celebrate the season in Ozimals style.  Come join us for the Winter Wonderland Party complete with Ice Skating and Holiday music provided by Sierra Sugar.

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Date: Thursday, December 22
Time: 5-7pm SLT
Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ozimals%20Orientation/213/149/23
Theme: Holiday Ball with Best Dressed Contest

Ozimals is celebrating the season with a festive formal Holiday Ball.  Music provided by DJ Sierra Sugar.  Best dressed contest with prizes.

Creatures of the Night




She Demon, originally uploaded by ~sierra sugar~.


Halloween may be over, but creatures of the night never walk by any calender. This is the full Halloween costume that went with the "Something Wicked This Way Comes" post. I meant to put them out back to back, but real life got a hold of me and wouldn't let go.

It's not often that I take off my kitty ears and tail, but Sinfull makes some amazing demon-type accessories! The silks I've had for a couple years now and work perfectly with this look. I used a bit of selective coloring in Photoshop to bring out the color of the moon and the Succubus eyes by FDM. The ballet boots (I've been told they have become my signature look. People question me in clubs when i don't have them on) are a set from *Kas* and are sculpted with alpha layers and HUD control.

Shopping List:

Silks of the Siren: Darknesses Silks
Boots: *KaS*BalletBoots

Skin: Nomine Aether - Latte
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Ahiga Hair - Silver
Eyes: FDM-Alive-Succubus-L-Light
Lashes: Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes_N01
Shape: Custom made by me

Horns: Sinfull Aaryanna horns Black
Wings: ::{Favole}:: Entangled *Version 3*
Tail: Sinfull Chained black tail
Gloves: ELEMENTAL glowing electric hands +Fallen Gods Inc.+ PITCH BLACK

Pose: [LAP]

eMOTIONS 1/2 off Sale at Magic of Oz

It's been a while since I've done any updates at either location.  But new stuff is on the way.  Time to start clearing out some of the old stuff to make room for new.

This week at the eMOTIONS annex location at Magic of Oz everything is 1/2 off.  Also, there is a new super cute bunny pillow with singles and couples poses (menu driven).  And don't forget to find the matching little bunny slippers in either red or blue.

Coming soon to eMOTIONS main store - more discounts, sales, and new items, including lots of dollarbies and lowbies

Also, its time to start gearing up for the holidays.  I will continue the "A Gift for Everyone" project again this year.  If you're not familiar with this project, please read about it here and spread the word.

Happy posing everyone.

~sierra sugar

eMOTIONS by *SKC*
Real life emotions 4 your Second Life.

Time for Project "A Gift for Everyone" 2011

Hello and happy early seasons greetings!

The holiday season is approaching and we all like to give & get gifts, Last year I compiled a list of stores in SL that offer gift cards and/or +transfer items.  Its now time to update the website with new stores and landmarks.  If you have a store yourself, or know of one that offers either gift cards or +transfer items (buy now as a gift doesn't count) please create a notecard in world and named:

"A Gift For Everyone" - Store Name - Your Name
and send to me (Sierra Sugar) with the following information:

store name:
shopping category:
Do you have +Trans items or Gift Cards?:
SLurl (or include a LM)
blog/website:
Flickr:

What does this mean for you as a shop owner?  Specific traffic and potentially increased traffic directed to your store during the holiday shopping season. 

Please do pass this notecard around to others.  The more responses I get, the more comprehensive the list will be.

I will make a notecard of these stores to be passed around in plenty of time for shopping, as well as sending out the list via various group notices.  The list will be heavily promoted through various avenues and also be updated/maintained on my blog.

 Thank you so much for your time and help.  .

~sierra sugar

http://sierrasugar.blogspot.com/
http://www.plurk.com/SierraSugar


***  If you participated last year and still qualify for the list, please return this notecard to me so I know to keep you.  Many shops sadly come and go in SL and I would like to make sure every store name, location, and category is as accurate as possible.


---------Answers to FAQs----------

1. I am aware the Marketplace allows for almost all items to be bought as a gift and sent directly to someone.  This will be mentioned on the website as well.  However, "A Gift for Everyone" project is about being able to put a gift under a christmas tree, in a stocking, or simply wrap it up in a pretty decorative container (or just in a folder) and present it the person yourself at a specific day/time.  Just like we do in real life for holidays and birthdays,

2. I am aware that breedable pets are all +transfer.  These stores and their pets will be listed as well.

3. Gatchas are new this year.  If you have a Gatcha or know of a Gatcha please include this information since all Gatcha items are +Transfer.

4. "Buy as a gift" vendors in stores are not what I am looking for.  Again, its the ability to be the gift giver, not have an item delivered instantly to someone.  "Now" may not be their birthday or anniversary.

5. I do recognize and understand the reason many items are no transfer.  This project is in no way meant to be negative in any context to content creators who do not have items that have transfer permissions.

6. This project is about sharing.  Sharing creations.  Sharing gifts. Sharing information.  Please feel free to pass this notecard along to anyone who has a store.  And once the list is created, the in-world notecard list of stores will be of course +transfer for Second Life residents to share with one another.

7. Yes I am open to suggestions on other ways to share this information with people.  Please feel free to IM me or send a notecard with questions or comments anytime.

8.  You can take a look at last year's list here: http://sierrasugar.blogspot.com/2010/12/gift-for-everyone.html

9.  The website contains a list of stores by category, then alphabetically by name, then SLURL to the store, and whether the store carried +Transfer items, Gift Cards, or both, as well as a blog and/or Flickr if the store/designer lists one. 

10.  I will continue to update this page and advertised through various means through the holidays.

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

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