Disdained …. Laundry

My day started off great till I realized that the laundry was piling up! With a little girl that gets into everything, and a husband that throws his dirty socks all over the floor .. it was up to me to brave the world of laundry.¬† Mind you Caleb is out of the area on a business trip of some sort, or maybe he is goofing off, who knows these days ūüėĬ† But I did decided that hanging the clothes outside would be the best on a day like this.¬† Autumn breeze mixing with the soft fabrics.¬† I know they will totally smell good.

But if you didn’t notice by the picture, I do disdain doing the laundry and little Rufus didn’t wanna do it either, as you can see the look on his face, the look of defeat.¬† That is because I made him hand me the clothes pins! I couldn’t do it alone you know … gosh! I needed a little help.

Oh Gosh, I almost forgot to mention the amazing things I been finding.  I have them all listed below for your convenience, but I am totally in love with the new FaMESHed item by Cae.  Yes, I am a broken record for her items, but look at them! I mean gorgeous pieces of gems around my neck, on my ears and this time on my wrist!! I mean its perfect.  Like always you can get them in a set, or in the separates.  HUDs that change all the little parts and areas of the jewelry.  I cannot get enough of these ♥

There is an event called forMAX that is happening right now to help out a fellow SL player.  While I am not familiar with the details of what is happening, its always a good thing to help those out in need if you can! So taking a little trip over to the event you can purchase this tank top from JustBecause, who has put in the time to lend a hand in helping out.  It comes in three colors, all say LOVE on them and its just perfect to wear with jeans and I am betting a cute jacket would look great over this too!

Well before I ramble to much, check out the list below.  Its all there, and have fun shopping!! ♥

 

Credits:
The Gianna set by Caelan Hancroft @ FaMESHed
       Cae :: Gianna :: Bracelet
Cae :: Gianna :: Earring
Cae :: Gianna :: Necklace
Tank Top:  JustBECAUSE~MindyTankTop~forMax~Black~ by Annie Melson 
Rings:  Kibitz РDesperation rings Рleft Рmaitreya bento Рsilver
Hair: TRUTH / Apple by Truth Hawks @ Uber 
Puppy: [Black Bantam] *sigh* English Bulldog by Stasey Oller 
Head:  .LeLutka.HUD.Simone 3.0  by Thora Charron
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* A.T.W. SKINS _Maitreya Mesh Body_ Nordic by Steffi Villota 
Body:¬† Maitreya Mesh Body ‚Äď Lara V4.1 by¬†Onyx LeShelle

dust bunny . spring washline by lxlnoel

Let a Little Light Shine In…

All I needed was a little light, and I found just that.  If you head on over to TresChic you can find the perfect item.  By Fox City, you will find some amazing poses, and if you purchase the fat pack you will get the light I am talking about.  Creating these beautiful lines of shadow in your portrait.  Please keep in mind that you need to have your windlights on to use said item.  You get 4 different lights:  Wide, Thin, Little Dots, and Large Dots.

I don’t even know where to start next, Everything I am wearing is from an event and All of them are great ‚ô• If you love Besom hair, like I do you can get this gorgeous up-do at the Kawaii event.¬† This pretty thing is a messy bun, but if you wear the HUD that comes with you can take away the tendrils and have a perfect little neat bun.¬† But, me … I never do anything the neat way *haha*¬† You can get many looks from this style.

Are you excited for Shoetopia? Cause you will find these adorable wedges there! These are by Eudora, this maker is a very much talented.  With these shoes, you get a HUD you can change all the aspects of the shoes, its great.  With this option you can match your outfits perfectly, depending on the pack color you choose, there is also the option of the fat pack where you can get all the colors.

Next up would be my amazing skinny jeans.  These are by Just Because.  You can find them at UBER which just opened so please keep in mind that it might be hard to get into.  But when you do, the jeans are perfectly form fitted.  But these pants are special.  Why you might ask?  Because you can wear them several ways.  Let me tell you how you can wear them:

These jeans come in 4 versions –
1. (tight) – This is a tight fitting pants version
2. (tops) – This is a looser top pants version so you can wear it over shirt & bodysuits)
3. (boots/tight) – This is a tight fitting version that is made specifically to be worn with the *Just BECAUSE* Anna Boots. (Found in the main store & Marketplace).
4. (boots/tops) – This is a looser top version so you can wear it over shirts & bodysuits as well as made specifically to be worn with the *Just BECAUSE* Anna Boots. (Found in the main store & Marketplace).

Finally I am going to talk about my accessories.  Cae has done it again, earrings and necklace.  You can purchase both, or separate.  Gosh, I am totally adoring the items that she places out.  You can have sophistication and elegance, or you could have a completely casual look.  The only issue would you have with these is picking the color you want to wear, because you have all the options to pick and choose.  The gems change and the metals change.  We have the hard choices of picking our favorites and wearing them.  You can find these wonderful pieces at Cosmopolitan ♥

All the things:
Hair:  *Besom~Kami (Style ME) by Kattington @ Kawaii project
Earrings:  Cae :: Naomi :: Earring by caelan hancroft @ Cosmopolitan
Necklace:  Cae :: Naomi :: Necklace by caelan hancroft @ Cosmopolitan
Shirt:  Decoy РNatalie Tunic: Gray (Maitreya) by Annette Voight @ Collabor88
Shoes:  Eudora3D Autumn Wedges by Eudora3D @ Shoetopia
Jeans: JustBECAUSE~KaylahJeans(tight) by Annie Melson @ Uber

FOXCITY. Projector Light РThin Stripes (Rez) by Satomi Masukami
Pose: Bauhaus Movement РDecoded Feedback 18 by loulou teichmann

Not For Sale…

The first picture is the Caleb’s version of our Moving House!!

Moving has never been a fun task, not for anyone really. ¬†But when you do move you have this exciting rush of emotion of what your new life will be like. ¬†Some people including myself sit and think of what they can do with a simple piece of land. ¬†While my hubbyface is a procrastinator (really just busy). ¬†I sit and day dream of what our new home will finally look like in the end. Here is our story …

It started with a note-card…

I arrive home to my Caleb reading a note that we will have to move our home, that he has had for years. The owners decided they wanted to do something else with this land, despite him having his life there. ¬†While I do not agree with how it went down, that is perfectly fine, because we have our dream spot. ¬†Even better at a cheaper rate. ¬†Did you know that homesteads and sims aren’t a bad price at all?

I found this to be an opportunity, because we are getting to start over in a new home with a new life that we have started. ¬†Its a fresh start from an old life that no longer existed and we had wide waters for us to play with and do as we would dream up. ¬†We packed up our belongings and dragged our butts to the new land that has so much potential in our eyes. ¬†The skies the limits when you are doing things like this. ¬†We even managed to find a cute house for sale…. so we snatched that right up. Cute houses around here are so hard to find, I swear. BUT we had enough rooms to house the little munchkins that came along for the ride.

At this point we are setting down roots. ¬†This will be home for us. ¬†You may have noticed from my picture and Caleb’s we have a little dictator. ¬†My Little Nessy (Ok Caleb’s too) decided that she was gonna call the shots. I mean really she learned from the best on how to do that, so I see a very bright future ahead for her. ¬†If you really look at the picture, you will see who is doing most of the work here *points to self* I mean did you see the boxes I was trying lug up the steps. ¬†That is not an easy task. ¬†Caleb took all the light boxes, I swear he did, and you know who will have to do the unpacking too right? ¬†Because, well, I am picky and I don’t want him messing it all up. ¬† *Caleb’s in the background here* ¬†Really don’t pay attention to him, because we all know that the girl is the super picky one when it comes to decorating. ¬†Now I am not saying a man cannot do that … so don’t think I am trying to insert that a man can’t be pretty or whatever … but in my relationship this is how it is. ¬†Just saying.

ANYWAY!

We then had a table set up for a moving in party, which was just Caleb, Nessy, and myself. ¬†I mean what did you expect us to eat, we were just moving in! We had no food yet … actually we still have no food yet … but like we had cake … we all have cake! And Caleb’s favorite Pineapple Juice … well actually he likes pineapple things, I am not sure if that is really his favorite … but we will just go with it. ¬†There was streamers and a couple of presents and Balloons … I mean the presents were items that we packed up in a box and wrapped for the fun of it … but shhh no one reallllly has to know that! I mean that is really about it though. ¬†It was a fun and eventful day and I got to spend it with the two people I love the most. ¬†And that is all I need. ¬†That is our story for now. ¬†As the home progresses, I might do a few of the rooms and see what else I can show you!

Here is the list of all the things:
Items from Pocket Gacha –¬†http://pocketgacha.com/
Hive items by thehivestore
hive // for sale sign
hive // for sale / sold sign
hive // cargo trailer RARE
hive // packed moving box . holdable
hive // pile of boxes B
hive // pile of boxes A
hive // moving dolly with boxes
hive // worn dolly . red
hive // covered couch
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Onsu ~ “Cucumber” House by onsustore

dust.bunny items by lxlnoel @ N21 Event
dust bunny . glam celebration . tassel table
dust bunny . glam celebration . funfetti cake
dust bunny . glam celebration . funfetti cupcakes
dust bunny . glam celebration . balloons & presents chair
dust bunny . glam celebration . table confetti

MishMish items by Aime Takaaki
MishMish – Pineapple Juice Dispenser (yellow)
MishMish – Pinneaple Juice Jar Set

It’s all Rainbows and Butterflies

Hiii everyone! I am so really excited for the Arcade to come up in a few days! I am sporting a sneak peek for Apple May Designs. ¬†This is something I haven’t seen her come out with in a while now… which is a costume! I love this so much because its a Butterfly. ¬†And yes, its a gacha so you have the opportunity to mix and match some colors here, in my sample pack I received the pink set and the black set. ¬†I mixed and matched to see what I could create and I loooove it. ¬†Now there are some really neat things with this product. ¬†Each of the butterflies on my body has a HUD that will allow you to choose a variety of colors for the Butterflies, so you have … the ones on my skirt, Strings on my corset, the butterflies on my heels, the ones on the wings, but on the wings you have the ribbon, the flowers and the butterflies, and the wings change colors too! So you have so many choices to make. ¬†I was having fun testing out all the goodness that you can create with just a few HUDs and different colors. ¬†I think this will be a great seller at the Arcade!! ‚ô•

I went to UBER and guess what I got things! I mean I guess that is obvious if I went there and put it in my blog. ¬†But I GOT THE HAIR! As if I need more hair, but pfft its TRUTH hair and the new RAINBOW packs in his hairs are amazing!! Which reminds me if you have past new releases of the hairs – the fat packs – go and get a redeliver they are free in the update. ¬†If you bought the single packs, well you will have to purchase the rainbow packs … ¬†But this beauty is at the UBER event and it has soooo many styles and the new style HUD to allow you to make different looks. ¬†I cannot get enough of that. ¬†While you are at UBER check out IZZIE’S booth because she has out new SHADOWS for the eyes, that are both Lelutka and Catwa ready, and the glitters are just perfect. ¬†I cannot even right now with how many different colors are in the set. ¬†I want to wear them all the time all day long, even if they are aimed to the night time looks. ¬†I DON’T CARE … I will ROCK this look all day long! Love it! ‚ô•

It is time again for Kinky to come around and I got the perfect little gift! This choker is adorable. ¬†I love the key hanging from the ribbon that caresses the throat. ¬†You can use it as a collar with the scripts in it … or you can just use it as an accessory … I’m not telling our little secret … is it for the kinks … or no? ¬†I guess you will have to just wonder … I will say I am normally not a golden child but I am living for gold tone in this piece. ¬†I really am digging this look. ¬†Its going to be a favorite in my collection of chokers .. or collars.

Like always, I want you all to have fun, go shopping.  Look around and see if you find any little treasures that will make you happy.  I know that I enjoy the events, and finding that something special to have.

Credits:
Collar:  *PerveTTe* Lustful [Choker] [Gold] By lanna.cobalt РKINKY EVENT
Rings:  Kibitz РWonders rings РL Рsilver РMaitreya bento by Kathya Szczepanski (updated in the main store)
Hair:  TRUTH / Natalie by Truth Hawks РUber 

Apple May Design Items for Arcade:
All Items by Apple May
Monarch Butterfly Kisses Maitreya (legs)
Monarch Maitreya Corset – Pink
Monarch Maitreya Heels – Pink
Monarch Maitreya Skirt – Black
Monarch Maitreya Skirt Butterflies
Monarch Maitreya Wings

Eyeshadow: ¬†Izzie’s – LeLutka – Applier Evening Glitter by Izzie ButtonUBER
Head:  .LeLutka.HUD.Simone 3.0  by Thora Charron |
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers*Anais* MIXEDTYPE  by Steffi Villota @ Main Store
Body:¬† Maitreya Mesh Body ‚Äď Lara V4.1 by¬†Onyx LeShelle¬†|

Background:  Astralia РCute rainbow backdrop by Astralia
Pose: Pose Maniacs by Jaay Tiratzo 

Take me with …

Pack me up and take me with ….

Honestly, there are so many EVENTS happening that I cannot keep them all straight, let alone what I have blogged in this post.  Its crazy how big these events are getting.  Though I have to admit, I am still finding most of them fun.  I think though at some point РI have become a bit bias.  There are events that are now my favorites and the ones I always look forward to.  But, then I have someone like Caleb who brings me to all the new ones and now my list has grown.  For items I might not mention in a personal way you can find them all listed below!

I am excited about one thing! I finally found a skin that I am in love with. ¬†Don’t get me wrong, I have a million different looks with different heads, but I have to tell you all I have grown custom to my LeLutka head – the Simone, despite the new ones that have just come out, I cannot bare to part with this particular one. ¬†But I always seem to find a skin that satisfies my need for a moment and then I feel like I need to make that change. ¬†So I will totally admit, I forgot that DeeTaleZ sells skins, I don’t know why, but I swear its like I go there for the clothes. ¬†So when I seen that a skin came out for the LeLutka head, I was sold on it. ¬†I had to go and demo out the skin. ¬†Now let me tell you, I placed this skin on and I was instantly realizing I think I have found my look of looks for a while. ¬† But I do want to divulge in a little secret I did find. ¬†On the table next to the skins, she has a sweet little gift out with premade shapes for the Lelutka head and trust me when I say they are pretty. ¬†If I was a new person to the head world and didnt have a shape for my face, or really wanted a new starter face – I would consider this the BEST route to go. ¬†These are not just some thrown together look. ¬†They are really amazing looking thought out shapes, that fit MOST of the heads. ¬†I did try them on the demo heads and found they looked good. ¬†Just I am to attached to my look.

I think because most of my other items are more for the events. ¬†I will just leave my post here. ¬†All the informations is down below and I hope you all find what you are looking for at these events because they are fun to look at. ¬†Where else can you go and get a VARIETY of designers in one area and find new stores. ¬†This is a good way to get a sampling of all the things good in SL. ¬†So have fun check them out … and I will catch you all later ‚ô• ‚ô•

 

 

Credits: 
Collar: Cae :: Masuria :: Collar <OpenCollar 6> by Caelan Hancroft @ Romp
Coreset:  ED. Assenzio Corset Maitreya Black by Thetra Blackheart @ Fettish Fair 2017
Hair:  Exile:: Old Flames by Kavar Cleanslate @ Main Store
Rings:  Kibitz РWonders rings Рsilver РMaitreya bento by Kathya Szczepanski @ Main Store
Corsage: ¬†Apple May Design – Pearls N’ Roses *R* (Maitreya/Slink) – White by¬†Apple May @ The Blush Event¬†
Shoes:  Apple May Design РRunaway Booties (Maitreya High) РFatpack by Apple May @ Rewind

Head:  .LeLutka.HUD.Simone 3.0  by Thora Charron |
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers*Anais* MIXEDTYPE  by Steffi Villota @ Main Store
Body:¬† Maitreya Mesh Body ‚Äď Lara V4.1 by¬†Onyx LeShelle¬†|

Background: FOXCITY. KPOP STAR Р3 РNo Other (Common) by Satomi Masukami @ Pocket Gacha
Poses:  {moss&mink} Suitcase Lounger by Cielo Capalini

Look Me In The Eyes ..

 

Well Hello My Pretty People, This has been a crazy week because we launched the new blog, which if you are reading this you know all about it. ¬†Caleb has been on vacation and I been lazy as hell. ¬†I think I been living in this outfit for a week now, since the day he left. ¬†So I am going to do a blog on it. ¬†There are so many events opened, that have been opened for a little bit now. ¬†I really have an addiction to shopping, I think I need some therapy and all. ¬†Its amazing my Credit Card still works…. but its sooo worth it to me.

So this jacket, is amazing, its by Vale Koer and honestly, I was shocked by it! I say this because I know them for shoes. ¬†Amazing Shoes. ¬†But when I seen this jacket and tried it on I knew that I had to have it. ¬†Now this purchase you can get in single colors or the fatpack. ¬†If you get the fatpack, you get ALL the colors. ¬†If you get singles, there are only a few options. ¬†The price for the fatpack is a deal, so make sure you snag that up. ¬†You can find it at the Collabor88 Event. ¬†Which has been opened for a week now, which means you should be able to get in. ¬†On that this is the birthday month so you get all the goodies and then some from extra guests!! Also while you are there, make sure you grab the hair I am wearing by Exile. ¬†I am in love with this long locked look. ¬†There are so many color options and I am falling for the mixed blond and brown color. ¬†It fits amazing to my head and I have to admit, I have an addiction to his hairs … but shhh don’t tell ‚ô•

Have you been to UBER yet? If you do go, you will find these amazing bell bottom pants. ¬†Caleb doesn’t like bell bottoms, but he made an exception for these I think it has to do with the booty of these pants, cause its like damn. ¬†I know I been talking about my booty alot! Shhh don’t judge me. ¬†The booty is good and deserves to be talked about. ¬†Besides you know it will look good in these jeans so I might as well let you know that so you buy the pants. ¬†There are SO many colors to pick from. ¬†I actually really loved these darker color ones, which is a bit of out of my normal, I usually love the lighter colors and here I go with darks to confuse everyone. ¬†Sometimes you gotta step out of your norm to really test out the new things!

Next I wanna talk about this choker/collar around my neck! This is a creation by Cae, yes, I talk about Cae a lot because frankly I love her stuff. ¬†I mean why wouldn’t you. ¬†But anyhoo she has this collar at ROMP. ¬†What I love is that you can wear this as normal or you can wear the RLV one so you can let your significant other play with you. ¬†I find both to be really handy. ¬†Do you know what I love about the RLV aspect. ¬†I get lazy. ¬†Yap, I get lazy. ¬†Caleb can drag me around TP me to places and not leave me behind all AFK and stuff. ¬†So for me that is the best part of the collar. ¬†Though I think he secretly feels like he has some power over me haha. ¬†Again that is a SHHH thing, don’t be telling people.

So that is all the goodness from events that are happening around the grid.  SO I want you to go shopping, have fun, buy all the things and show it off.  But please come back and visit us again soon, cause we will have more goodness coming your way!! ♥

Credits:

Cae :: Masuria :: Collar – By Caelan HancroftRomp
Exile:: Just Another NIght – By Kavar CleanslateCollabor88
Foxes – Kelly Bell-Bottoms – Lara – Platform Heels – Dirty – By Tyr RozenblumUBER
[VALE KOER] KELLU BOMBER JACKET MAITREYA – By Bob –¬†Collabor88

Head:  .LeLutka.HUD.Simone 3.0  | Thora Charron |
Skin: ¬†Glam Affair ‚Äď Milena ( LeLutka Applier ) America¬† |¬†Aida Ewing¬†|¬†UBER
Body:¬† Maitreya Mesh Body ‚Äď Lara V4.1 |¬†Onyx LeShelle¬†|

Pose : FOXCITY. Beauty-6M РBy Satomi Masukami

He Belongs to Me ..

It is not everyday when I can assert as to what is mine.  We started off two years ago, and while we were apart, deep down I knew he was mine.  Then one day, out of no where, he came back.  A simple Hello was all it took.  All the rushing feelings come back and I had to pin him down.  There is always a part of me that will always always be his.  Nothing will change that.  ♥  So while pinning him down I had to look good doing it.  What better way to look good then to cover my legs in the new release by Just Because. I really love the looks of these because frankly they shine and the black with particular wind-lights show that off so well.  None of the shine on the pants are accentuated at all, they are the natural looking highlights from the materials look I was able to pick up.  Now you might be asking yourself where can you pick up some amazing leggings like this?! Welp let me tell you, these lovelies are from Collabor88 which has just opened.  So be prepared to fight the lag to get in!

I have added with this outfit my shirt from Addams! Now if you have been part of their birthday bash, you could have collected all the coupons that will give you random amounts of money off your purchases. ¬†Just wear the coupon, pay the price, click the coupon and get your refund back! Its that simple. ¬†While the chance to get the coupon are over you can still use them until the 30th. ¬†So make sure you buy up all the clothing’s now. ¬†Including the top I am wearing, I love how it falls to right before the bottom of the breasts, and yet is long sleeved. ¬†The details on the shirt are amazing, as you can see the wrinkles of how the shirt fits against the body. ¬†Make sure you head over to the main store and get yours today. ¬†So many colors to have, and if you buy the fat pack you get a HUD that allows you to change all the colors and get so many different choices.

As for the boy-toy under my Reign heels … well you can’t have him. ¬†But you can pick up the shoes at the main store. ¬†They are a gorgeous pair, that too come with a HUD that allows you to pick the color of your choice. ¬†I adore the strap around the heel of the shoe.

So go out shopping have some fun, and if you get into Collabor88 please be courteous to those around you and remove your hud’s to lower the lag. ¬†That is the best way to shop, and a little tip if you are using firestorm, you can now hide all those that aren’t on your friends list for easier shopping!

 

Credits:
Pants: JustBECAUSE~OwenaPants~FatPack~Lara РBy Annie Melson РCollabor88
Shirt:  Addams // Mellon Long Sleeves Shirt // РBy AmaliaRainwood РMain Store 
Shoes:  REIGN.- Madame Booties РBy KenadeeCole РMain Store

Hair Fair 2017 For Men

This year’s Hair Fair is quickly coming to a close (last day is Sunday, July 16th) and there were quite a few hair selection for the men. All donations go to Wigs for Kids, providing charitable assistance to children who have lost their hair due to medical issues. So while you shop, know that your contribution is going to a good cause!

I ended up picking up four different pieces, but one in particular stood out in its uniqueness. Argrace’s MIKAGE hair is no ordinary hair, featuring dripping wet hair strands and, most notably, a towel draped on top of the head. Certainly not an every day hair, but for the perfect situation, it is most definitely the perfect hair…like when I just hopped out of the shower after a long day. Nothing like washing off that summer heat with a nice cold shower.

MIKAGE is rigged mesh, coming in two sizes for men and eight sizes for women with varying size chest areas. The towel can be changed to six different colors: white, light blue, pink, light brown, dark brown, and navy blue.
You can get this awesome hair at Argrace’s vendor at Hair Fair. While you are there, be sure to check out all the other hairs, as there are quite a bit to choose from at the four total sims this year. To make it easy, male hairs can be easily located if you look above each store and checking if there is a male symbol there or not. This made shopping at the event so much easier! So no excuses – go check out the Hair Fair before it ends and support Wigs for Kids!
Credits:
Hair: *ARGRACE* MIKAGE РDark Browns by rika Oyen at Hair Fair 2017
Body Applier:¬†Izzie’s – Wet Body & Face by¬†Izzie Button at Summerfest ’17

MadPea Summer Hunt Experience

Hey, it’s Caleb. Caleb Bryant. There’s not a simple explanation for – just kidding. This isn’t 13 reasons why the MadPea Summer Hunt is amazing. In fact, if I were to list all the reasons out, there would probably be more than just 13. Simply put, if you haven’t at least tried to participate in the newest interactive event produced by none other than the innovative MadPea Productions, then I will say that you are missing out.

I’ve been a MadPea supporter since 2014, buying into only the products I always thought were “so cool!” – my exact words. However, I did not join in on these events and games until rather recently (Sinister Slaughters, The Tower, Glass Jar exPEAdition, the Mystery Case). Other die-hard MadPeas who have participated in games and ExPEAditions since the beginning would probably be shaking their heads at me because I had missed out on all the fun. Sadly, it is true – I had been missing out! But not anymore, and here’s to hoping those who are reading this don’t miss out any more like I have been.

MadPea Summer Hunt Prizes | livvysboudoir.blogspot.com
MadPea Summer Hunt Prizes

The MadPea Summer Hunt – How it works

Here’s a brief breakdown on how the MadPea Summer Hunt works. For $100L, you can purchase a MadPea Summer Hunt HUD at the MadPea HQ¬†that grants you ability to hunt for seashells that have been placed out gridwide from June 25th to July 9th. To find these seashells, the HUD acts like a compass/radar that leads you to the treasure. Depending on the types of seashells collected, you gain a certain number of points. Some shells give 10 points, some 25, some 50, and even 100 points (during the time period of July 2-4). With these points, you can redeem some fantastic prizes, perfect for having fun in the summer, that can be found here.

Trust me, these prizes are really great quality. At first, the main reason why I even participated in this hunt were for the rewards! But as I continued with the hunt, there’s a lot more to why this hunt stands out and is the most addictive hunt I have ever done, which I will go into further below.

To learn more about the MadPea Summer Hunt, go here: http://www.madpeagames.com/summer-hunt/

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Go Team Blue! Shell hunting at Fall’s Haven

The MadPea Summer Hunt – Fun?

Definitely! You might say: “But it’s just a hunt, I’ve done hundreds of those!” This hunt is definitely a different breed of hunting. In fact, it is the best hunt I have ever participated in since my 10 years in SL. First off, you are hunting to earn points which you later redeem for a high quality prize(s) of your choosing. Your points are kept track of in real time and there is a gridwide leaderboard system. Plus, this hunt has been created by a professional business company so you bet that the hunt will run smoothly with a large support team and a large MadPea community at your fingertips.

Second, you are split into teams (there are three teams total), racing for points and unlocking more prizes as a team entity and as a collective. I really enjoyed the introduction of teams racing against each other for points. It vastly broadened the monotony of solo hunting and created a more engaging gridwide gameplay that invites more interaction, and of course, competition. More individually competitive than team competitive? There’s a daily $500L reward to each of the top point contributors of each team as an incentive for those lone wolf hunters. Top three hunters by the end of the hunt receive a big reward of $5K for 1st place, $3K for 2nd place, and $2K for 3rd place.

Third, while the hunt lasts only for two weeks, the shells themselves are scripted to only last for a limited amount of time (24, 48, or 72 hours), making the hunt a lot more dynamic. Shells may disappear from where you may have last found them the day before and may or may not reappear at a totally different place on the sim. New shells are being placed out daily at different sims, making the hunt a constant mystery of where the HUD will take you next.

Fourth, while you are hunting for these seashells, the MadPea HUD can take you to some really neat locations. And even though this is listed fourth way down, I will say that going out to see all these new locations in the SL world has been the most rewarding part of this MadPea adventure. To be fair, because of the business model of which MadPea has allowed anyone with a fee to participate in hiding these seashells for traffic, exposure, and participation, some of these locations you will be hunting at are hit or misses. As a full disclosure, not everywhere would be a place you may be comfortable with. However, while hunting for seashells, I have found some really beautiful and interesting sims that have landmarked for future visits whether it be for photography, hang outs, dancing, or even yes – more shopping.

Seashells at Fall's Haven | http://livvysboudoir.blogspot.com/
Seashells at Fall’s Haven

Fifth, all prizes are not revealed at the beginning of the hunt. This is incredibly smart, encouraging hunters to keep coming back for more participating even after a day or two of hunting is over. A week into the hunt, prizes were still being unlocked and each one gets better and better since the prize value themselves are increased with every unlocked achievement from gathering collective points. Most hunts last only a day for an individual, whether they complete the hunt all in one go or get bored of it after a while. But this hunt is dynamic and encourages repeated daily hunting through not only individual or team competition, as well as the promise of new prizes that get revealed the more points are gathered.

Things I absolutely loved about the MadPea Summer Hunt

1. The exploration! I forget just how massive and diverse the SL world is. With just this hunt alone, I have visited a vast range of locations from underwater realms to elegant dom/sub safe zones. And though I have only been hunting off and on for a week now (started a few days late), my favorite spot I came across has been a classy decorated Jazz club called The Jazz Den. I’ve seen a few clubs in my days, even fewer are the jazz clubs, but as a person who loves to listen to some soulful jazz when the mood strikes, I know I will be going to visit this Jazz Club. Nicely decorated interior with plenty of luxury seating and open dance space in front of a live concert stage. Classy bar and outdoor area by the waters for a relaxing time to enjoy the beautiful scenery. I was quite impressed by the overall atmosphere of the club to the fine details of decor that was placed – you can tell this place was built with passion, and it translates well.

The Jazz Den Interior | http://livvysboudoir.blogspot.com/
The Jazz Den Interior
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The Jazz Den Bar

2. Community. While going sim to sim, hunting for seashells, you can tell who is participating in the MadPea Summer Hunt even if they aren’t wearing the MadPea group tag or sporting their team color’s free (and cute) accessories that are available for each team. 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. Even if you are hunting alone, there is that sense of community still because there is usually always another MadPea hunter at the same place.

3. The prizes and the price. Let’s not kid ourselves. $100L for a two-week hunting experience plus awesome, high-quality prizes that can be redeemed for points (some seashells can also reward instant prizes as well!) is unbeatable. I mean, I suppose if it were free like most hunts, that could make it ‘beatable’ but if you think about all the work that has been put into such a smooth, well-produced MadPea hunt with all these high quality prizes that you will actually want and use, $100L is nothing compared to that.

Things I thought could have made the MadPea Hunt even more amazing

While I loved the concept of the teams, I really wish it could have been taken a step further to encourage more team competitiveness and collaboration. I love co-op games from old school Nintendo Mario to classic League of Legends to modern Rainbow Six Siege, so I would have loved to see something more collaboration come out of the teams. For every sports game, there’s a half time break to regroup, inspire, and re-strategize. It would have been amazing for the MadPea Summer Hunt Team Captains to have hosted some sort of official/planned gathering or pep rally half way through the hunt to “rally up the troops”, so to speak. This could have been in a form of a pool party/bbq hang out or even a beach party dance. Regardless of the activity, the main idea would have been to allow fellow MadPea Summer Hunters to connect with their team more and be further inspired to contribute more, make new friends, and come out of this hunt experience with so much more than newly discovered land and neat prizes. Note that there was an informal dance-off between two teams to countdown the unlocking of the final prize with a combined team total of 10 million points.

Some Noteworthy/Fun Moments:

1. A really dedicated seashell hunt here!
Can you find the Golden Shell? | http://livvysboudoir.blogspot.com/
Can you find the Golden Shell?
2. Incredibly creepy area while exploring Ironwood Hills.
Creepy area at Ironwood Hills | http://livvysboudoir.blogspot.com/
Creepy!

 

3. Thinking this lovely lady was a bot avatar at Fall Haven’s Diner until she said “Hello,” on voice!
Fall's Haven Diner | http://livvysboudoir.blogspot.com/
The lovely Aria Songlark working the diner for hungry MadPea Seashell Hunters!

So… what are you waiting for? Go get those shells and have a blast hunting one of the best MadPea hunts thus far! There’s not much time left!