Lovely Day for a Ride

 

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Felt like blogging today!

Credits:

Hair: Phoenix Madison hair

Shape : Strawberry Singhs Shape for Catwa Head catya 2 shape

Head:  CATWA Catya mesh head

Body: Maitreya Lara

Skin: The Skinnary: Cintia catwa applier

Shirt: Furtacor Livia Tshirt

Pants: Pixicat Tova boyfriend Jeans

Shoes: BREATHE Ariana Heels

Location: Whimberly

 

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Over the Bridge…..

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Hello Readers,

Your probably wondering why i havent blogged since summer. Well Do to some health issues since april ive been in and out of second life. I’m doing ok but i havent really had the unction to want to be online. I guess you could say for alot of reason i dont really have anyone on sl to talk to and i think thats been why im kinda in a sl Rut. My sl kids have been MIA for a while now an they where really the only reason i got online. Even tho i love shopping on sl it hasent really been holding my attention either. i know crazy right? I just feel like there’s not alot in sl for me to do. I’ve always done the sl family thing since 2010 but with recent drama that ive had in sl its made me kinda take a step back an ponder why i wanted to do the sl family thing in the first place. If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know theres not alot else i do in sl. Im not a big clubber in sl , i dont script or build and i dont make clothes or guestures or poses.and this blogging fashion thing has been ok but since my blog really isnt that popular an i never really got any feedback from anyone who follows my blogs ( no offence if your reading this) and i never got anyone to sponcer my blog i figured anyone who reads my blog doest really find my stuff all that interesting and thats ok. I know i cant really keep up with the latest of events in sl an i guess most blogs have gotten a youtube channel now  and done videos instead of posting pics and typing stuff out. Being single in sl either an wanting someone who shares the same passions as i do about only being in the sl family life an being kept in a small bubble inst really a guys cup of tea. ( or least most guys). I cant help it tho i like being in a little bubble in my own little world but to have no one to share it with makes that really hard.the fact that i dont want to go out in sl and be in the adult scene must be a real tunroff. and im sure the reason why i havent had alot of readers for this blog is because i end up just ranting an talking about my problems and im sure no one really wants to take the time to read this. But if you are thanks for reading. I’ll keep my blog open to those who want to brows my other links on the side to the other blogs but this will be my official last post here.

Sand between my toes

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It’s a lovely day for a walk on the beach with no shoes on! i just love how the sand feels between my toes! Better watch out for those seagulls tho!

Today’s look

Top by Vinyl Tove blouse

Jeans Vinyl halsey bootcut jeans

sunglasses yummy lolita sunglasses

All can be found at Uber

Collected Thoughts

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Hey there! So I’ve recently Switched to Windows 10! Still getting used to it but so far so good! Also i found with Windows 10 i can now record secondlife with xbox! I’ve made a few attempts at it but now im unsure how to upload them to youtube. If anyone knows how let me know!

Today’s Credits:

Top: ISON Ruffle collar tank @C88

Jeans: Gizza Ronee Boyfriend Jeans Embellished

Shoes: Baiastice  Tropez Wedges beaver @ C88

Do’s And Dont’s Of Adopting In SL

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In Yesterdays post I talked about Adopting in SL and why i do it. Today i’m gonna talk about how to start the process of Adopting a child or a child finding a parent in SL. First let’s talk about where to go. There are two places. One being the most popular Heritage adoptions Agency or Next Gen Inc. NGI for short. If you search these two places in SL they should be at the very top of the search page. Once you find the location you want walk in and locate where to find the application of your choosing. This step is very important! Find the application in your Inventory and fill out the application. It will look something like this if you go to Heritage.

Heritage applications

In this step while filling out the application be really specific to what you want in a parent or child. don’t give short answers being more detailed in every question is really the key to finding the right fit for your family. Now you don’t have to write a novel for every question but giving more then one liners or yes no answers really helps.Now read all the NC’s first! In this picture here i have open the parent application.In the parent application it gives specific instructions on what to do.The breakdown in the parent app folder is this. The three ncs you want to read are the following: Panels for 20 days, Panel instructions and the parent application.Once reading all those open up the Parent application and ignore the other two nc’s.

parent app folder breakdown

At the top of the Nc you will see there disclaimer explaining how the Nc works. After reading the disclaimer at the top you can copy that part of it an delete it. Alot of people never do this part and i always find it annoying. because when your a child or parent an your looking at all the different Nc’s that the parent or child makes having to scroll thought this disclaimer every time just to get to the questions can be quite tiring. So when it says you can delete it PLEASE go ahead an delete it! it makes it a lot easier on everyone if you just delete it! and it makes the Nc look nicer as well. See below for disclaimer image.

Parent Instructions

Once you have deleted all that start by filling out the questions on the nc. Remember to put detail in your nc! Two things in the NC that need to be acknowledged is that 1. You must have a home for your child. If you don’t have a home on some land for the kid it probably wont work out. 2. What i always find annoying in Nc’s is where is says put your name on the nc and i see the name but its not the full name of the person.

Example:1. Names of people planning on adopting: Sarah
(List your full name and/or spouse)

Sarah so who’s sarah? I cant just go into search an type her name in and  her profile atomically pulls up right? WRONG! you need to put in your FULL display name and in most cases least on the kids applications this is where it all horribly goes wrong. Let me explain. Lets say i pull up a NC i read it all the way though and i really like the persons card but yet they only give one little name that i cant search to find them and yet i want to contact them to tell them that i’ve liked there panel and i want to talk to them. Well if they just put one name an not there full name then i’m stuck with just liking someone panel without getting to contact them. and with panels they have no way of knowing who actually liked there panel. So in this case its REALLY important to put your full name on the NC its even nicer if you actually drag your calling card onto the nc as well so its easier to find the person! Example of doing it the right way:

  1. Names of people planning on adopting:
    (List your full name and/or spouse)

Sarah Resident ( drag your calling card here!)

Pretty simple right? now i have a way of seeing that the person put their full name onto the nc and with a calling card by the name i can click it with ease and have the person profile pull up right away. So remember don’t just give one name when it says full name put your full name on it so your easier to find.

Once you’ve done that the rest of the nc is really easy to fill out! detail is key!

Ok. so I’ve filled out my NC now what? Now you go find the right panel for you! For parents you’ll go to the parent section on the walls and find an empty panel. For kids you’ll find the kids section. Once you have located your panel you will have to pay a small fee to put it up. For parents its around 200L for kids its only 1L.Waait a second i have to pay for a panel?? why would i do that??  Well first its the rules second if you dont have a panel up and you go around asking the kids / parent if there adopting its kinda rude. consider it like begging. no one likes beggers right? So that is why the panels are there for you. So you wont have to stand there for hours asking every kid or parent if youd like to be adopted or are you adopting? Its really easier to read the panels that have been put up for you and this way your not bombarded by 10 Ims having people bug you about it. it keeps the peace it really does! At heritage they have people monitoring the area incase a greifer or something shows up. if they see you dont have a panel up an your running around begging kids an shouting in local chat ” im a parent let me adopt you!” they will probably ban you from the sim. So again following the rules is good. Also keep in mind that adoption agencies are PG. and in most cases the kids want it to stay that way. So if your running around half naked again the moderators will probably eject you til you get better clothes on.

pretty much its really simple after you pay for your panel you just go around liking the kids / parents panels  and then from there set up a time to meet the child or parent to get to know them. For the parents adopting kids i would suggest doing a month long trial to really get a feel for the person rather then the normal time of a one week trial. because really you cant get a real feel for the person in a week. Also for the Parents id suggest a few simple rules once the trial starts. First let the child know that they are free to set a LM at the home/ land and they are free to invite there friends over. I would suggest NOT allowing the kid to move into a room right away! This is because in the past for me personally I’ve had a kid move into a room set there stuff out an within a day they told m it wasen’t gonna work out and they left without picking there stuff up. So i had to mass return everything. Not only was it upsetting but rather a huge time hassle for me. So this is why i suggest the kid save a LM and let them crash on the furniture that’s placed out around the house rather then them putting out there own stuff. Its a drama life saver this way! Also make sure to tell the child they are free to rezz out there shopping bags but make sure to pick them up after! For those of you that have small prims on there land. Setting these boundaries an other house rules will surly get you off to a great start. Then just bond with the child take them out for ice cream or to a park, communicate with them! Before you know it if you an the child agree  let them know your interested in making the adoption official! Once that happens you’ll have an SL family in no time! Hope this Information helps! Below is a short Do’s and Don’t List:

Do’s

  1. Communicate with them, let them know what you expect out of the trial and vise versa. Make a family meeting so everyone is on board.
  2. Spend time with them, get active take them exploring or plays games or get active in there school
  3. Role-play with them, little things like family meals exc.
  4. Make house rules, set some guild line for them to follow but make it simple like picking up there shopping bags.
  5. Set the trial for a month long

 

Don’t’s

  1. No drama! Talking about anything drama related can make the kid feel unwelcome
  2. Don’t switch out houses every other day. Kids need to feel stable.
  3. Don’t talk about prior trials that failed. Talking about bad experiences can make the child feel scared about finding a family.
  4. Don’t give them linden right away.
  5. Don’t be a child collector. No kid wants 20 siblings to add to there friends list. They could feel lost in the family or forgotten.
  6. No Cruel Punishments. Be reasonable its SL after all.
  7. Don’t let them have a room right away. Incase things don’t work out you wont have to mass return there items.

 

 

SL Family’s

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Since I started this blog I’ve realized I’ve never actually talked about SL family life. I’ve talked about my SL family but not really the reasons why I do it or how to go about being in or starting a SL family.I was hoping to try to record this since i recently made a you tube channel but I’m at loss as how to record my screen while still being able to move around in sl. If anyone knows a good free screen recorder please let me know! Also please know that this post is based on my views of what my personal experience is like with SL family’s and how to go about starting one or being in one. Your Experience will probably be different then mine. So on that note read below. Alicia Chenaux of Ch’know blog did a post on the subject as well. I think her an my views on family life are quite similar in most areas. You can read her blog post here:

https://aliciachenaux.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/answering-family-questions/

To start off with why I got into the family aspect of SL. It started back in 2010 when i found this teen beach back when the teen grid of SL was still around.I knew the moment i saw this House on the marketplace that i wanted to have that house an have my own sl family. and land exc. This was way before Mesh mind you. lol So to begin my adventure as a teen i hung around this teen beach and learned all about what RPing a teen is like in SL. I got my first of many sl family’s and from then on i was hooked. Little did i know it would take me a good seven years of playing SL to learn all the ups and downs of life and people and lots of Drama along the way.But Even today after seven years my ache for the family life is still strong. Mostly because In my Real life i want that. Even at a young age i knew that instead of having my own kids Id rather adopt them from around the world.UNICEF estimates that an average of 353,000 babies are born each day around the world. But a total of It is estimated that 132 million children are orphaned worldwide. So to come into SL and for being a teen and going through the trials of being adopted in SL has put a huge prospective of what life is like for children in the real world in the foster system for me. Even now trying to be a mom in SL over the last 3 years and having the ups and downs of adopting kids and leaning what other Rp kids have gone though in the ups an downs of SL familys has been really interesting.Bet your wondering why is family life in sl so Important? Well most of you know the whole prim babies and being pregnant stuff im sure so part of all that does venture into the SL family aspect too. For those who simply cant have children in RL some could go thought the pregnancy on SL to experience that they cannot in the real world then get the prim baby then later maybe replace that prim baby with someone who RP’s out a SL child. And if the parent and child agree they can even get an adoption certificate to make it official. So part of SL family life is based on RP some of it could be because the person that wants to adopt cant get pregnant in real life.Probably in Tomorrow’s Post I’ll go over a basic Guild of Do’s and Don’ts of creating a Panel for both parent and child at one of the two popular Adoption Agencies in SL.