Our New Years 2018

That time is approaching all I can think about is the clock striking midnight and the love of my life tipping me down and whispering just how much our year has been amazing.  Granted I don’t have to wait, because Caleb tells me this all time.  I swear with him I feel completely spoiled and loved.  We will be counting down the New Years together, and its going to be the best one yet!  10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 … KISS ME BABY!

So you might be wondering about my dress?  Well its a new creation by Apple May Designs.  You can find it at it at the main store.  There are several colors you can pick from! Lately, I been feeling the red colors.  Which for me is a rarity.  But I think for the New Year, I should try a new me and have a little fun with it.  I think that we all could try new things in our lives.  So make sure you head on over to the store and test out the demo, and see what you like.  SO many beautiful looks to be had with this. ♥

So .. what is your New Years Resolution?  Mine is to finally clean out my inventory and make it clean again for it to be messed up again over the upcoming year ♥

Credits:
Hair:  !Oleander ~ Tegan. [Rigged] by baileeoleander
Dress:  Apple May Design – Athen Gown (Maitreya) By Apple May  NEW 

Head:  LAQ Bento – Motion Capture – Neve by Mallory Cowen NEW 
Shape:  LAQ ~ Neve shape by Mallory Cowen NEW 

Items: 
hive // celebration balloons set by TheHiveStore Resident
[ keke ] 2018 . gold by Kean Kelly @ UBER 
[ keke ] serpentines . by Kean Kelly @ UBER 
{anc} Confetti. by aki69 Resident

MadPea’s Magical Christmas Hunt Experience & Prizes

The MadPea Christmas Hunt is coming to an end on December 28th (today), and what a wonderful ride it has been! I’ve got some awesome sims and amazing prizes to share with you! Unlike my previous blog posts about the MadPea Christmas Hunt, this one is more a reflective written journey that is filled with my personal experiences and feedback.

I wish I could say I did the MadPea Christmas Hunt every day to show you all the neat places I visited through the entire duration of the hunt. But truth-be-told, between RL Christmas gatherings and SL Christmas gatherings, I was a busy body! However, during my free time, I did visit a few places to take some pictures and here was my magical Christmas adventure:

My MadPea Magical Christmas Hunt Adventure

Day 1  – Malaika Park

Malaika Park | Mine & Yours

I came across this serene and cozy winter sim called Malaika Park. “Welcome to Winter At Malaika Park!” I am greeted. To my pleasure, this beautiful, open ice skating area with a cute cozy winter lodge up above overlooking the lovely scene is also open to rez! A photographer’s dream as I start to rez poses and light prims. But then as I was busy setting up, I saw my love playing around with her skates and zipping by. How beautiful and natural everything was. Immediately I just start deleting all my equipment and snap natural shot of Livvy in the background skating with the entire sim for her as a playground. It was a gorgeous sight in its purest form, as intended – natural. This place was a hidden gem for me and I’ll be bringing my family here for some more ice skating and sledding fun.

Day 2 – Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland | Mine & Yours

A crowd favorite, Winter Wonderland at The Forest sim is a lovely delight. With snowy paths with the familiar crunch upon steps to jingling in the distance and bells of the trolley. Sigh – such cozy paradise! I absolutely love this place. There are so many spots to explore and take pictures, but my favorite image was seeing the trolley go through a tunnel of Christmas lights. There’s just something so endearing and familiar about that image that I had to capture it.

Winter Wonderland owners Alexis Wilson (lexxihudson Resident) and Mark Wilson (exde Resident) even provide vacation lodging for those who would like to stay to enjoy the winter beauty of this wonderland. Each cabin includes a private hot tub, picnic area, bbq and firepit. There are five rentable cabins on the sim, and there is already a waitlist! The sim will stay winter season until end of February so I hope my family will be able to stay here for a week before the season turns to spring/summer camping.

Day 3 – Norelia Island

Norelia Island | Mine & Yours

Livvy to me, “Let’s make our land look something like this, baby!” Me, a dutiful husband in the making, “Okay, my love.”

Noelia Island is gorgeous in its natural beauty. Identifying as a Mediterranean island, Noelia Island was a welcomed warm paradise after visiting snowy sims after snowy sims. But the lush, enchanting green meeting deep, majestic blue is something Livvy and I both love very much. This photo above is merely a small corner of what this island has to offer, but this very exact spot drew me instantly. What a perfect view with the perfect woman in my lap. This spot right here is my secret oasis.

If you also took pictures at Noelia Island, share them to their Flickr group here: https://www.flickr.com/groups/noelia_island/

Day 4 – The Isle

The Isle Toys | Mine & Yours

The Isle was a treasure trove for toys. Toys galore! All clumped in one witty spot – The Grinch’s Stash. Very cute and such a visual delight for all MadPea Hunters involved, no wonder this place was a top favorite! However… this area was not why I chose to feature The Isle. It was the alluring landscape surrounding The Grinch’s Stash that made me fall in love with it.

The Isle | Mine & YoursThe Isle 2 | Mine & Yours

Home to S Δ j i Δ h (Sajiah Viper), The Isle is enchanting and magical. This charming sim could have been easily overlooked, but slow down – take your time and look around. What beauty surrounds you! No edits involved, this was how I saw The Isle, and it was breathtaking.

“Though in ruins, the heart will always call it home.” – Sajiah Viper, The Isle

Because this is a personal home, I am uncertain how long this gorgeous place will remain open to public. However, Sajiah was very kind in allowing me to photograph and feature her home in this blog. You can also check out Sajiah Viper’s talented photography here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/sajiahviper/

Day 5 – End StreetEnd Street | Mine & YoursEnd Street 2 | Mine & Yours

End Street is advertised as a hotel and voyeur adult hangout where there are “Free hotel rooms and wifi.” Truth be told, I just like how the scene looks. The questionable hotel rooms decorated with kinky adult furniture definitely add personality to this shady street, but I like it. It is intriguing and confusing at the same time, but I love the edgy raw-ness the place exudes. Beautiful is a subjective word. I think End Street is beautiful in its own way.

So that wraps up my MadPea Christmas Hunt traveling adventure! It was a lot of fun for me, and I absolutely loved taking these snapshots whenever I saw something I wanted to capture in the moment. I’d love to see or hear about other people’s favorite sims.

My Personal (positive and negative) Feedback – Changes MadPea made from their last hunts:

1. No more competitive cash 🙁

For this hunt, it seems that the Top 5 Hunters (generous) cash reward from the Halloween Hunt has been done away with, as well as the daily cash reward for the Top 3 Hunters we saw in the Summer Hunt. Instead points were given out.

1000 Points to 1st place
500 Points to 2nd place
300 Points to 3rd place

Top 3 Team White MadPea Christmas Hunt | Mine & Yours
Holy cow! I had no idea that I ranked for team white until I was scrolling the website to fact check hunt info for this blog post!

I’m a bit disappointed in this change because as far as we know, there is a hard cap as to how useful points can be in the hunt system, especially for those who already have enough points to redeem all prizes. The incentive for points does not seem really enticing, especially if the top hunters are already racking up a lot of points already. The points to prize ratio is, at face value, not worth compared to the amount of effort it takes to be in the top three places. To put it into perspective, the starter (least expensive) prizes are 500 points. 3rd place winner wouldn’t even be able to snag an extra starter prize if they wanted to. I’d suggest MadPea gift cards or credits instead.

2. Cute Variety of Hunt Items

The Summer Hunt and Halloween Hunt items (seashells and apparitions) were dull compared to the cute toys for the Christmas Hunt. I feel this makes the hunt more of a visual treat, as it is a nice surprise to see all sorts of adorable enchanted toys going crazy. The different kinds of robots are my favorite. They are so adorable and nicely made that I wish I could have them as toy decor under the Christmas tree or for stocking stuffers!

3. Hunting Gear

This time around, we can ride in style as we hunt! All hunters can purchase optional Christmas sleighs that spread a little magic as you hunt for the enchanted toys. At the back of the sleigh will be a number that represents how many toys you have captured, and once the toy is found, it will appear at the back of your sleigh! The sleighs are also texture change so you can wear your team color, if you wanted to. There is also a magical candy cane wand that interacts with the toys as you find them.

HOWEVER… Raise your hand if you had the Effective Liberating Flight Squad (E.L.F.S.) in mind from The Santa Clause movie with Tim Allen? *raises hand* No optional outfits this time around, which was a bit of a bummer. I would have loved a cute jumpsuit with cute Christmas badges and motifs sewn on it, as well as a cute jet pack. So instead, I created my own not-as-cute-as-I-would-have-liked look with various accessories. Unfortunately that means I wasn’t decked out in MadPea products like last time, which is a shame because MadPea makes some really awesome stuff.

4. Radar

I loved the Halloween Ghost Hunt radar – it was compact, visually appealing, and fit the theme. This one I am on the fence about. Let’s start with the new.

  • Favorite Button – This seems to function only as a voting button to vote for your favorite sims, letting MadPea collect all hunter’s votes when the ‘favorite’ a sim. Then, top 10 sims selected by all hunters so far are placed here on their website. Initially, I thought it would also store locations of your (personal) favorite sims, eliminating the need to create Landmarks. Unfortunately, that function does not exist (yet!).
  • Counter that tracks each type of hunt item collected – This seems to be more for the achievements that can be obtained for the more hardcore MadPea players wanting to rank in the MadPea Player Portal. Check your standings here.
  • Window Toggle to display prizes that have been unlocked – An interesting addition to the HUD. It seems this notification window pops up instead of pushing group notices through. It is nice to see right on the screen what prizes have been unlocked. Though I wish there was a scrolling option to see more of the unlocked prizes besides just the most recent one.

Missed Opportunities:

  • Favorite Button – Would love if the HUD could store a hunter’s personal favorite sims so they can come back to the sim at the click of a button.
  • Hunt HUD Radar size – It seems minimizing the HUD’s real estate on the screen was not an intention. This thing takes up quite a bit of room when opened. The horizontal bar that stays at the top of the screen is clunky. I’d rather the section that displays the numbers be an expandable cartridge, similar to the existing window toggle for the prize display window. Having the numbers take the room and always be displayed on the screen makes me feel more like a goblin at Gringotts Wizarding Bank than an elf.
  • Underwhelming HUD visual design – Compared to the Halloween Hunt Radar, this Christmas one feels rather lackluster. For a magical celebration such as Christmas, I don’t feel much holiday spirit when I put this HUD on.
  • Skipping location option – Would be nice to have the option to remove a location from my random TP list. I am not sure how the scripting or algorithm works, but I kept getting the same three sims over and over again that I intentionally wanted to avoid (even though I had a lot of other sims I have not visited).

5. Awesome Prizes!

I loved the prizes this time around. I felt like there was something for everyone. Even if all of the prizes did not appeal to you, I am sure at least one of them would have been a great addition to your avi or home (especially during the Christmas season!). If you haven’t already, check out my other posts here and here to see what some of the MadPea Christmas Hunt prizes are. All prizes are also showcased on the MadPea Christmas Hunt Website as well as their Facebook page.

MadPea Toy Factory | Mine & Yours

I wanted to end my coverage of this awesome MadPea Christmas Hunt with their final prize: The Toy Factory. It is 99 LI. Featuring one furnace with a door you can open or close. The fire within can be lit with a simple click. Two functioning conveyors operate at the crank of each lever. The MadPea Christmas Hunt Toys then rez and move down the conveyor belt similar to that of an assembly line.

If you are like me, you would immediately be thinking something along the lines of this:

[real-time reaction below]
Caleb: … It rezzes the MadPea Hunt toys!!! I’m just gonna take the toys out of the conveyor belt prim and rez them all along the assembly line!
*edit linked parts, copy toys over to inventory*
Caleb: SUCCESS!
*proceeds to rez all the toys out one by one*
Caleb: So cute! I can’t wait to place these all out an-
*notices the toys start disappearing one by one*
*realizes the toys are temp rez and no mod*
Caleb: NOOOOOOOoooooOOOOoooo

TLDR: MadPea Toys in the Toy Factory are temp rez. Foiled!

Santa’s Toy Factory Credits

Featured: MadPea Toy Factory by MadPea (MadPea Christmas Hunt Prize)

RO – Santas Workshop – Stu RARE by AxsisThorn Resident (part of the Santa’s Workshop gacha from December 2017 Arcade)
RO – Santas Workshop – Flu RARE by AxsisThorn Resident (part of the Santa’s Workshop gacha from December 2017 Arcade)

09 Action Holly Jolly – Mini Who Car RARE by MarilynMonroe Munro (part of the Santa’s Workshop gacha from December 2017 Arcade)
10 Action Holly Jolly – Griswold Advent RARE by MarilynMonroe Munro (part of the Santa’s Workshop gacha from December 2017 Arcade)
04 Action Holly Jolly – Santa Mail by MarilynMonroe Munro (part of the Santa’s Workshop gacha from December 2017 Arcade)

SPELL : An invitation Letter by lakua Arriaga (part of the Witchcraft & Wizardry gacha set @ The Chapter Four)

JIAN Christmas Tree 2017 Decorated by JianSL Resident
JIAN ’15 Holiday Decor :: Wreath (Wall) by JianSL Resident

floorplan. north pole toy co. by Tegan Serin

Various toys from the – Kalopsia – Vintage Toys Set by Isabeau Baragula
Various toys from the <:*BoOgErS*:> Kid Clutter gacha set by Zen Zarco (from March 2015 Arcade)

Thank you to MadPea for putting on a wonderful hunt for us all to participate in, making the holiday season so much more enjoyable! Also, big thank you to all the sim location participants who placed out toys for us all to gather. This Christmas hunt would not have been successful without your generosity!

Merry Christmas From Us!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

A really quick post for you all this beautiful morning. Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday so far, and plenty more celebration ahead! Wanted to share this amazing MadPea Christmas Hunt prize that would be perfect if you have little ones to celebrate Christmas with. Our daughter ran down Christmas morning from her room, jumped on our bed to wake us up and made a mad dash to the Christmas tree to find this amazing and official certificate from Santa Claus. The look on her face was priceless, and she was beaming from ear to ear. We loved it so much that we had to take a family picture to celebrate what an amazing child Nessy has been the whole year!

Christmas Morning | Mine $ Yours

Featured: MadPea Christmas Certificate of Good Behavior by MadPea (MadPea Christmas Hunt Prize)

Tip: Scaling down through stretching will not work if you want the certificate to go smaller (I think it is the name plate that has been sized down to the minimum SL dimension already on one of its sides so you cannot go beyond that when linked together with something else. Instead, use a resizer script that ignores minimum dimension restraint that will conveniently help you resize the item as a whole.)

MadPea Rustic Starlight Garland by MadPea (MadPea Christmas Hunt Prize)
MadPea Christmas Countdown Calendar by MadPea (Group Gift)
MadPea Christmas Trivia by MadPea

Our Christmas Tree Area:
Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree (Tannenbaum) by Kriss Lehmann
The Loft – Monochrome Christmas Twinkle Lights RARE by Colleen Desmoulins and Nardya Rousselot  (from the 2015 Monochrome Christmas gacha)
*AF* Christmas Tree 2016 (modified) by ArtizanMesh Resident
*AF* Snowden Peaks – Gift Boxes by ArtizanMesh Resident
Silence. – Velvet Ruffle Tree Skirt – Red RARE by MadelineLumin Resident (from the Tannenbaum 2015 gacha)
{what next} 10 Christmassy Gift Boxes – Decor by Winter Thorn
dust bunny & O.M.E.N . Sleigh Bed & Pup by lxlNoel Resident & DamascusVera Resident
O.M.E.N – Waiting for Santa Paws – Dream Pup – RARE by DamascusVera Resident (from the Waiting for Santa Paws gacha from the December 2015 Arcade)
<:*BoOgErS*:> Santa Bear Arcade Christmas Gift 2014 by Zen Zarco
:CP: Winter Isle Countdown by Isla Gealach
<:*BoOgErS*:> Carol Bear Green by Zen Zarco (part of the Boogers Arcade Bears for December 2015 Arcade)
<:*BoOgErS*:> Carol Bear Yellow by Zen Zarco (part of the Boogers Arcade Bears for December 2015 Arcade)
<:*BoOgErS*:> Carol Bear Red by Zen Zarco (part of the Boogers Arcade Bears for December 2015 Arcade)
BackBone Winter Bar Cart Full by Ruvio Cortes
{anc} NOEL. : frilled furrug / milk 2Li by aki69 Resident (from 2014 NOEL. gacha)
The Story of Snowpine Point by Anya Ohmai

In the Living Room:
MadPea Holiday Stocking – Full Pack by MadPea
:CP: Winter Isle Sofa by Isla Gealach
:CP: Winter Isle Fireplace by Isla Gealach
:CP: Winter Isle Framed Picture Large by Isla Gealach
:CP: Winter Isle Deer by Isla Gealach
:CP: Winter Isle Hanging Star Chain by Isla Gealach
Fireplace Garland by AzaleaBluebell Resident

Pose made by me 🙂

 

Also wanted to share a little memory a week before Christmas when we visited Santa on our land. He set up a little cottage area for him to stay at when Nessy went to visit him. She had received his letter, as Santa wanted to check up on Nessy before Christmas just to make sure she was still on track for staying on the Nice List. Merry Christmas, everyone! Stay warm and enjoy the company of loved ones around you this beautiful holiday season <3 From us to you, Merry Christmas.

Visiting Santa | Mine & Yours

MadPea Santa’s Mailbox by MadPea (MadPea Christmas Hunt Prize)
MadPea North Pole Light by MadPea (MadPea Christmas Hunt Prize)

01_8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Granny’s Cottage RARE (modified) by 8f8 Resident (part of the Granny’s Winter Cottage gacha from the December 2014 Arcade)
JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 13. Elf Pup Wanderer from  by JianSL Resident (part of the Santa’s Samoyeds gacha from December 2017 Arcade)
JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 5. Decorated Puphouse RARE by JianSL Resident (part of the Santa’s Samoyeds gacha from December 2017 Arcade)

07 -Sorumin- HO-HO-HO GACHA -Deer stand- by Nastasica Resident @ Limit8 (part of the HO-HO-HO gacha set)
05 -Sorumin- HO-HO-HO GACHA -Deer eat- by Nastasica Resident @ Limit8 (part of the HO-HO-HO gacha set)

dust bunny . winter decor . peppermints by lxlNoel Resident @ Tannenbaum
dust bunny . winter decor . merry christmas sign by lxlNoel Resident @ Tannenbaum
dust bunny . string lights . colored . by lxlNoel Resident @ Tannenbaum

.LeLutka.Spirit.Tree. by Thora Charron (Group Gift)

{what next} Flakey the Snowman by Winter Thorn
RO – Sleigh Bells – Sleigh RARE by AxsisThorn Resident (part of the Sleigh Bells gacha from December 2015 Arcade)
RO – Sleigh Bells – Presents RARE by AxsisThorn Resident (part of the Sleigh Bells gacha from December 2015 Arcade)
– Kalopsia – Bunny Foofoo – Sitting – Brown by Isabeau Baragula
– Kalopsia – Santa’s Bag of Toys by Isabeau Baragula
– Kalopsia – Puddle Duck – White by Isabeau Baragula
– Kalopsia – Rocket – White by Isabeau Baragula
– Kalopsia – Bunny Foofoo – Standing – White by Isabeau Baragula
dust bunny . present pile by lxlNoel Resident
dust bunny . vintage sleigh . with gifts by lxlNoel Resident
Alouette – North Pole Destinations Sign by Scarlet Chandrayaan

Pine Cone & Fir Twig Wreath w wood ornaments by Pamela Galli
Kalopsia – Wood Sign – Joyeux by Isabeau Baragula
Kalopsia – Wood Sign – Noel by Isabeau Baragula
Kalopsia – Watercan Tree by Isabeau Baragula
Kalopsia – Old wood chair – Dark/Red by Isabeau Baragula
Kalopsia – Old wood chair – Light/Green by Isabeau Baragula
Kalopsia – Pile of Gifts by Isabeau Baragula

hive // fir tree set by TheHiveStore Resident

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
Underneath the mistletoe last night.
She didn’t see me creep
Down the stairs to have a peep;
She thought that I was tucked
Up in my bedroom fast asleep.
Then, I saw Mommy tickle Santa Claus
Underneath his beard so snowy white;
Oh, what a laugh it would have been
If Daddy had only seen
Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night.

Caleb and I wish you all a very Happy Holiday, no matter how you celebrate it please be safe and have fun!

CREDITS:
On Livvy:
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Mistletoe dress RARE by Cielo Capalini @ Arcade
REIGN. – Glitter Holiday Heels (Maitreya-High) by KenadeeCole @ 12 Days of Reignmas
Magika – Sparkle (w/ lights) by Sabina Gully
LAQ Bento Shape [Shape] 1 (Tweaked by Livvy)
LAQ Bento – Motion Capture – Scarlet by Mallory Cowen @ New Main Store
LAQ head makeup ~ Glitter Eyeshadow by Mallory Cowen @ New Main Store

On Caleb:
Hat and Hair: *ARGRACE* Santa Hat 2016 / Male by rika Oyen
Sweatpants: <kalback> Sweatpants_Red by Patrix Beck

Christmas Treats Station:
Kalopsia – Fancy Cocoa Pail (Cocoa Powder) by Shawneese Offcourse
Kalopsia – Fancy Cocoa Pail (Peppermint Sticks)
Kalopsia – Fancy Cocoa Pail (Marshmallow)
Kalopsia – Fancy Cocoa Mug (Black)
Kalopsia – Fancy Cocoa Mug (Pink)
Kalopsia – Fancy Cocoa Mug (White)
Kalopsia – Fancy Cocoa Table
Kalopsia – Fancy Cocoa Bar Art

Tentacio/New May’s Soul – sweet strawberries by May Tolsen

8_Sese – Tray with doughnuts by Stella Sangria

Sway’s [Snowman] Mug . tea . green (add) by Sway Dench
Sway’s [Snowman] Mug . cocoa . blue (add)
Sway’s [Snowman] Mug . cocoa . pink (add)
Sway’s [Christmas Treats] Cookie . Candy cane (rez)
Sway’s [Christmas Treats] Plate with Cookies . full . for you
Sway’s [Christmas Treats] Cookie . Snowman (rez)
Sway’s [Christmas Treats] Cookie . Penguin (rez)
Sway’s [Christmas Treats] Cookie . Christmas tree
Sway’s [Christmas Treats] Cookie . Stocking (rez)

RazzBerry Inc. Sugar Cookie Cocoa by Jayme Lorakeet
RazzBerry Inc. Gingersnap Cocoa

DISORDERLY. / Alice’s Tea Set / Queen Tarts / GIFT by Rogue Falconer

Christmas Tree:
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Christmas Tree (classic) RARE by Cielo Capalini
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Boxed Ornaments (pastel)
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Boxed Ornaments (classic)
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Deer (pastel)
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Bauble Terrarium (classic)
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Gift Pile (classic)
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Gift Pile (pastel)
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Candle Green

Building:
Ariskea [Harvest] Cabin Verenda Addon by Diaxm Resident

MadPea’s Magical Christmas Hunt Teaser

It’s that time of year – Christmas is here (and so is MadPea’s Magical Christmas Hunt)! We’re not alone in our mad scramble to spread holiday cheer both in RL and SL, but Santa seems to have found himself in a bit of madness as well! And we, as the helpful MadPea elves that we are, need to find all the enchanted toys scattered all over the grid to *drumroll* SAVE CHRISTMAS! \o/  /o\  \o/ Okay, don’t mind me – probably had a bit too much of that Rum and Bourbon Eggnog.

MadPea’s Magical Christmas Hunt for Enchanted Toys will be the last hunt MadPea Productions puts on for 2017, and I am confident it will be the best one yet. As you all know, I am a massive fan of the MadPea hunts. They are simple, straightforward, eventful fun for two weeks. Tons of exploration, plenty of collaboration opportunities, and good ol’ fashioned competition – MadPea hunts are not “just any kind of hunt.” Only costing 100L to participate you are rewarded with heaps of great gifts/prizes.

What kind of awesome gifts? Well I am sure you’d like to see for yourself here on their official Facebook page!

MadPea Christmas Hunt Promo | Mine & Yours
Can you guess that I am on Team White? 🙂

Credits:

Elf Ears: UNISEX[MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season 5 by kikunosuke Eel
Santa Hat: *ARGRACE* Winter Gift 2016 / Male by rika Oyen
Jacket: .:PARKER:.-MIYAZAKI JACKET.white. by Piter Redstar
Pants: .:PARKER:.-MIYAZAKI PANTS.white. by Piter Redstar
Jetpack: ~Isil~ T-5 Hummingbird Jetpack (1.1) [customized] by Isilmeriel Resident
Reindeer Slippers: MadPea Reindeer Slippers by MadPea (MadPea Christmas Hunt Prize)
Candy Cane Wand: MadPea Magical Candy Cane Wand – Red by MadPea (MadPea Christmas Hunt, purchased separately)

Pose made by me 🙂

Decor:

North Pole Sign: MadPea North Pole Light by MadPea (MadPea Christmas Hunt Prize)
Hanging Elf: Mutresse-Wrecking Ball-Naughty Elf by Eeky Cioc (part of the Naughty Elf gacha from December 2017 Arcade)
Log Deer: MadPea Rustic Deer by MadPea (MadPea Christmas Hunt Prize)
Decorative Christmas Ornaments: MadPea Outdoor Christmas Ornament – Merry; MadPea Outdoor Christmas Ornament – Christmas by MadPea (MadPea Christmas Hunt Prize)
SnowCouple: MadPea Minty the Snowboy; MadPea Berry the Snowgirl by MadPea (MadPea Christmas Hunt Prize)
Santa’s Workshop: RO – Santas Workshop – Workshop RARE by AxsisThorn Resident (part of the Santa’s Workshop gacha from December 2017 Arcade)
Lamp Post: RO – Santas Workshop – Lamp Post by AxsisThorn Resident (part of the Santa’s Workshop gacha from December 2017 Arcade)
Reindeer Pups: JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 7. Reindeer Pup Companion; JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 12. Reindeer Wanderer by JianSL Resident (part of the Santa’s Samoyeds gacha from December 2017 Arcade)
Santa Pup: JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 9. Santa Pup Companion by JianSL Resident (part of the Santa’s Samoyeds gacha from December 2017 Arcade)
Sleigh: MadPea Christmas Chariot – Red by MadPea (MadPea Christmas Hunt, purchased separately)
Toys in sleigh: RO – Sleigh Bells – Presents RARE by AxsisThorn Resident (part of the Sleigh Bells gacha from December 2015 Arcade)
– Kalopsia – Santa’s Bag of Toys [modified] by Isabeau Baragula
Snowy trees: hive // fir tree set by TheHiveStore Resident
Christmas Tree: PILOT – Christmas Village 2 – Town Christmas Tree RARE [modified] by Kaz Nayar (part of the Christmas Village 2 gacha from December 2014 Arcade)
Clock Tower: PILOT – Christmas Village 2 – Clock Tower RARE [modified] by Kaz Nayar (part of the Christmas Village 2 gacha from December 2014 Arcade)

The MadPea Christmas Hunt – How It Works

Here’s a brief breakdown on how the MadPea Christmas Hunt works. For $100L, you can purchase a MadPea Christmas Hunt HUD at the MadPea Toy Factory that grants you ability to hunt for enchanted toys that have been placed out gridwide from December 14th to December 28th. This Enchanted Toy Finder HUD will also randomly assign you to a team – Green, Red, or White. To find these toys, the HUD acts like a compass/radar that leads you to them.

There are three types of toys that you can find for points – Robots, Stuffed Toys, and Wheelies. There is also special kind of hunt item (A chimney! – now wouldn’t it be funny if you get stuffed down the chimney if you found this one?!) that will give an instant prize instead of points. Robots last for 72 hours and are 50 points each. Stuffed Toys last for 48 hours and are 25 points each. Wheelies last for 24 hours and are 10 points each. With these points, you can redeem some fantastic prizes that can be found here.

As a team, unlock prizes (more than 30 total!) the more toys that are captured. Each unlocked prize gets better and better (and most likely bigger too), so you definitely want to be gathering as many toys as you can find! Pick and choose which of these fantastic prizes you want with the points you have accumulated. Everyone has two weeks to work together, as a team, to unlock all the prizes.

To learn more about the MadPea Magical Christmas Hunt, go here: http://www.madpeagames.com/christmas-hunt/

PRO TIP: You can change teams (only once) at the very beginning of purchasing a hunt HUD before you have found any toys. So if you are hunting with friends, you can all choose to be on the same team color. Again, this is a one-time courtesy that can only be done at the very beginning.

Used with permission from MadPea Games. Copyright 2017 MadPea Productions.

The MadPea Christmas Hunt has already started! What are you waiting for? Let me give you my Top Reasons Why You Should Be Joining The Hunt:

1. Prizes – It is only Day 4 of the whole two week MadPea Christmas Hunt and teams have unlocked quite a few prizes already! Each of these prizes are of high quality, perfect for the Christmas season. Awesome prizes – need I say more?

2. Competition – Race for points and unlock more prizes as a team entity. The friendly competitiveness opens up so many opportunities for engagement and interaction among not only the teams, but with each individual MadPea hunter as we all embark on a gridwide adventure together. Those who are individually competitive are also recognized, as the daily top 3 hunters from each team are shown on the MadPea Christmas Hunt Scoreboard website here.

3. Community – While going sim to sim, hunting for toys, everyone I have met have been incredibly nice and supportive, even if they are essentially on different teams. Though each time color is competing against one another, we are still collectively working towards a common goal of collecting more points to unlock more prizes. In that sense, I love the feeling of a supportive and cooperative community the MadPea events seem to carry without fail.

4. Dynamic Gameplay – Each day’s hunt will be different. The toys are scripted to only last for a limited amount of time (24, 48, or 72 hours), making the hunt a lot more dynamic. Toys may disappear from where you may have last found them the day before and may reappear at a completely different location on the same sim. New toys are being placed out daily at different sims, making the hunt a constant mystery of where the HUD will take you next.

5. Exploration – This is what I find most exciting. I love seeing where this hunt will take me next as it fuels my drive to keep hunting for toys every day. I love seeing new places and experiencing what sorts of treasure they may offer. Note that a lot of these places these toys on this hunt will appear in some sort of commercial setting, but if you are a shopper like me, I love seeing what new products are out there that I may not have known existed before. The noncommercial sims are the ones I love most though – those are the ones I can explore and take neat pictures of, celebrating the creativity of the sim’s decoration.

6. Professional – Like I have said in my previous MadPea Hunt reviews, MadPea is the golden standard of a professional business in SL. Trust that the experience you are participating in has been tested over and over again to ensure that each participant has a good experience. You will be well taken care of by MadPea staff as well as a very a large MadPea community at your fingertips for prompt assistance.

ALL OF THIS FOR JUST $100L!!! This is not your normal freebie hunt – this is a fun and dynamic two week experience with amazing prizes that you’ll actually want and top of the line customer/hunter support.

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Usually I clump the informative aspect of the hunt in with my personal experience such as showcasing several neat sim locations I have visited, but that forces me to put the single blog out later (maybe a week in) after I have spent some time doing the actual hunt and documenting my experience. Now, I am splitting the informative and personal posts up so I can get the information out quickly for readers to have more time to actually do the hunt. Then, my personal experiences and feedback can come anytime later, so check out my follow up post for the MadPea Christmas Hunt Experience that will come next week!

It’s Time To Decorate

H A P P Y   H O L I D A Y S ~ Hey everyone! I hope you all are having a great day.  Mine is coming to a close as I am writing this blog.  But I reallly wanted to blog this dress.  I think Just Because has been hitting it hard with the dresses lately, and this one just totally captured my eyes.  This is a perfect holiday dress and you can get it from FaMESHed right now! There are so many colors, and they are all amazing, but I have to admit the red really caught my eye.  Here is the funny thing, I normally am not a red kinda girl, even on the holidays would pick a green over the red.  So you have to know how amazing this dress color with texture is for me to wear it ♥ I cannot get over it.  And and and … MY NECKLACE! This is a new thing too I never knew that Just Because made accessories.  But this you can get from Pay It Forward, and its TRANS! This makes for the most perfect gift ever.  So people go get your girls this gorgeous thing.  Its completely customizable with the colors, and I adore the fit with this.  I had no issues to adjust just slightly to make my fat neck fit into this ♥

If you are curious about my background, just head over to Cosmopolitan and you can find this beauty in four gorgeous colors.  I really liked the blue because I felt this could be more usable after the holidays.  But the pieces of this background are completely brilliant in the fact that it gives your pictures a bit of oomph and a quick and easy way to take a snap shot.  So make sure that you go check out the event there are other cute items there as well ♥

Ok, I am going to end this post here, you can find all the informations below.  Again, Happy Holidays and have fun shopping! 

Credits:
Necklace:  *Just BECAUSE* Abby Necklace by Annie Melson @ Pay It Forward
Dress:  JustBECAUSE Wendy Dress by Annie Melson @ FaMESHed
Hand Toy:  :::ChicChica::: Xmas Ornament GIFT by Lilo Denimore
Hair:  DOUX – Gloria Hairstyle by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)

Head: CATWA HEAD Lilly v3.1 by Catwa Clip @ Main Store
Skin:  *League* Sadie – Catwa Applier – Pale by Nena Janus MAIN STORE
Body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle

Paparazzi – BACKDROP – Festive Fun – BLUE

Pick a Tree

Caleb and I are on the hunt for the perfect Christmas Tree.  Taking a little break to snap a picture together, because we tend to not do it as much as we like.  I am very pleased with how my little picture came out.  I am going to state now, I did work to the picture via the dress I am wearing so please make sure if you are interested in this item, to test out the demo.  There is one at the main store.

So basically this dress and hair duo is from Exile.  You can find this pretty furry dress at the main store location as a new release.  I have to say I appreciate when a dress is made with a hood that a intended hair is styled with it.  So thank you Kavar for doing just that.  No fuss, in finding one of the millions of hair in my inventory to fit that hood! Now, this dress comes in a pack of three colors, but there are different pack choices to make.  Personally for the holidays, I wanted to stick with Reds and Greens.  Since most people tend to choose red, I wanted to showcase a little different and go Green! Its a beautiful color and I had fun prancing around in it.  Again I am stating to please check out the demo before you purchase as I did manipulate the fur on the dress! But it was so pretty, I wanted to see it fuzzy.  The hair is a nice touch, with a partial side sweep of a look.  The bonus is that you can get the hair and not wear it in the dress.  Wearing it separately is always an option too! ♥

Credits:
Dress:  Exile:: Santa Baby – Maitreya -Green by Kavar Cleanslate @ Main Store 
Hair:  Exile:: Weekender by Kavar Cleanslate @ Main Store 
Boots:  REIGN.- Marylin boots (MAITREYA)- Black

Head: CATWA HEAD Lilly v3.1
Skin:  *League* Sadie – Catwa Applier – Pale by Nena Janus MAIN STORE
Body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle

Man Candy – Caleb Bryant (Cant have him sorry … well maybe if you bribe me)

Come a Little Closer

Today I am taking a bit different approach to my close up picture.   I got a bit artsy, kinda … not really, I am sure many people have done this style before.  But I really wanted to show case some really cute and amazing items.  I am not sure where I want to start.  Uhm…. *three hours later* ok the hair.  Exile.  So cute, Its big floofy and adorable.  It reminds me of a semi Farrah Fawcett looking hair.  If you are old enough to know who she is you will understand.  (I AM OLD!) This gorgeous look is new at the Main Store … just waiting for you to pick her up.  So make sure you go do that and have big beautiful floofy hair too!

I am bringing another Christmas Special necklace to the table.  This is again Cae.  This holiday wreath is gorgeous and would make the perfect gift for that someone in your life that loves to have all the beautiful things.  This precious necklace comes with a HUD … but personally why would you want to change the seasonal color of this wreath.  The Christmas theme is just what this necklace is all about.  This can be found at the Tannenbaum event with all the other cute accessories I shown in the previous post.  You can pick up matching earrings too! If you just want parts that is okay, and if you want the complete set then you can buy the full package and save a little L (Who doesn’t wanna do that!) Make sure you head on over and check out the event and her store!

So my Two for One here … I changed my face (AGAIN!) I am sporting a new Catwa head, which is new for me.  This is Lily, and if you got her on the day of release you were able to save 50% off the order.  Which for some is the best deal ever.  The good thing about Catwa is she allows you to take the demo head and allows demo skins to be placed on it so that you can find the perfect match of what you are looking for! Which leaves you wanting to try all the skins, and its nice to play with certain aspects of this face.  Its fully functional in the demo.  I will admit switching over has been a bit hard for me being I am use to a different head, but it only took a bit to figure out what I wanted and needed to make this HUD work the best way for me.   I chosen the new skin from League.  I swear her skins are best for the Catwa head.  I love the details and how she doesn’t have the oh so young look to her face.  I feel young at heart and still hold a bit of youth to myself.  There are several shades to choose from so make sure you are trying them all out to find that right tone for you.  I am wearing pale.  But to be honest the pale is a slightly tan color and one of the most beautiful in the packs.  There are several make up options as well as freakles (yes that is how I say it).  Either way you would be happy with this look ♥

Ok so  I am not rambling all night, check out the credits below so you know what is what, and go out and have fun shopping.  Remember its the holidays and gift cards at these places are totally amazing!!

Credits:
Blueberry – Ela – Fur Jacket – Maitreya V2 by Blueberry (blueberryxx) MAIN STORE 
Blueberry – Mia Jeans – Regular – Maitreya by Blueberry (blueberryxx) MAIN STORE 
Cae :: Merry :: Necklace by Cae (caelan.hancroft) @ Tannenbaum
Exile:: Jolene by Kavar Cleanslate MAIN STORE 

CATWA HEAD Lilly v3.1 by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip) MAIN STORE
*League* Sadie – Catwa Applier – Pale by Nena Janus MAIN STORE