Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Cat's Dream

Hey lovelies!

I wanted to share something I was invited to! A new member of my family will be participating in this!! I thought I would share this will you all in case you like SL productions!!
  <3 Cali

You are cordially invited to join us for a very special production
                                   A Cat's Dream
                Sunday September 21st 12:00 PM SLT
          If you've never seen a stage production in sl I invite you all to come experience  A cats dream.  It one of the amazing things that happen in Sl you may not have known about. This is appropriate  for young and old alike  so grab the family and come  enjoy  the show  and support me at the same time.   
    Please come as low script as possible as this will help us fight lag and ensure we bring you the best performance possible. 

Also a quick tip, If you will remove name tags above all dancers heads, it will improve your viewing experience.

You Can come watch HERE

Saturday, August 30, 2014

{LBM} Weekend Sales, Events & New Releases- Oh My!

Greeting Lil Darlings!

Kaitlyn has been SO busy making some adorable things for us all- I just could NOT wait to share them all with you!! (See what happens when she has little helpers in the wings :D)

{Lil Big Me} Is OVERFLOWING with adorable new looks for the girlies as well as participating in some weekend sales AND events this month!! Look below for all the news!
<3 Cali

**Weekend Sales**

Lazy Sunday for Kids:

 ***New Releases***

You can fine the above outfits at the LBM Mainstore

**Monthly Events**

 All The Little Things: Beginning Sept 1st

Woodland Treasures Gatcha Event: Beginning September 1st

**A special thank you to all the little models that turned up to help with the WT ad! You were all SO helpful

***Be Sure to grab the new LM! Woodland Treasures has relocated

Oh! And that's not all!! Did I mention there is another great new MM Board item up for grabs?! 100 slaps needed SO some down and lend a hand!( This is not the same as the past MM Board so get those new clicks in!)

I hope you all enjoy all the new goodies! And believe me... this isn't ALL of it. I still have a few surprises to share later this week! Stay tuned!

When the group reaches 400 members(currently 393) you can also expect an exclusive group only gifty coing along! Keep those eyes peeled!

<3 Cali

Monday, August 25, 2014

Rawwwr King Rex has Stopped in to Visit {LBM}

Greeting little dude and dudettes!!

Our fearless leader Kaitlyn is at it again!

Monday's can be such a downer, but that shouldn't stop you from always looking super cute! This week we at {LBM} bring a brand new outfit for that special boy out there! (And girl, who says you can't be a tomboy sometimes?!)

*New Release*

Drum roll please... I present...

Only 149L!!

Also, if you haven't hit up that MM Board yet, we are SO close! At last check we were at 123/150! Come lend a hand!

<3 Cali

Friday, August 22, 2014

Weekend Sales @ {LBM}

I know, I know... more cuteness from {LBM}!!!!

This weekend {LBM} is participating in 2 sales

50L friday (hurrrrry!!) & Toddlee-Rama! Run forth darlings and grab those cute discounted items while you can!

Come on down! And while you are here slap that Midnight Madness Board! Only 49 more slaps needed!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Little Madness can be a Whole Lot of Fun!

Midnight Madness that is!! Because really, there is never an excuse to give up something free!

Greetings from the {LBM} chronicles!

Kaitlyn, our fearless leader has graciously placed out a Midnight Mania board with a super cute outfit for us all in honor of her group reaching 350 members!!

With currently 67/150 clicks we oh so badly need your help!!! Grab your daughters, sisters, neices.. that kid next door! If you've already clicked- then we love you even more! Your click won't be wiped out until we reach that goal!

Also, if you aren't a part of the group yet, let me lay it out for you just why you SHOULD be!

Yes, the group has a fee. It's only 100L. That's less than the cost of one outfit! PLus you get SO many perks!

* Group Freebies (Upstairs to left- pay 1L and it Returns it!)
* Store Wide Sales
*15% off all In store Items (Excluding Gatchas & New Releases  when new group of items are released they will be included into the discount when they rotate!
*Up to 50% off on Selected Items in Mainstore!
*Group Only Free Item Give-away contests!
*1 Store Credit Per 1L Spent
*Spend 2000L in Lil Big Me and get a Permanent discount of 10% Added on top of the other discounted items!

Oh, and those group freebies mentioned? Right now their are 9 outfits upstairs near the gachas. That's a steal you can't pass up!!

See you all soon! 

<3 Cali

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I Love Lil Big Me in a BIG way!!

Hey there little darlings!!

I've recently joined the {LBM} team and, boy, do I have things to show you!!

New Release:

Who knew a lil denim romper could be SO cute?! Only 149L for the whole deal!

If events are more your thing:

{LBM} Is participating in 'All the Little Things'!!! Don’t worry boys, there's even something for you guys!! The perfect compliment to the winding down of summer

And don't forget! While you are stopping in to shop and visit me....

Hit that Midnight Mania board! We're 1/3 of the way there and those clicks won't clear until we reach that goal! Who doesn't love a bit of freeness?!

If clothes aren't your speed, make sure to check out all the adorable lil pranks offered! They will be sure to have your family in giggles- but don't tell em it was my idea!!! <3

See you all soon!

<3 Cali

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Just Another Monday Meme- Computer Specs

Heyyyy darlings! Long time no see!! I've finally gotten my crazy internet woes handled so I thought I would take the time to participate in a Berry Monday Meme!!

1. Share any of your computer specs (video card, memory, etc..) Click here if you don’t know any of those things or just share the year you bought it.

TO be totally honest, I don't know what any of this means. I usually let my techy hubs pick out everything and slap it together, but we'll give it a go!
My computer is a hodgepodge of things my husband has built and rebuilt for me over the years. I've got about 2 terabytes of memory, AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1045T Processor × 6, GeForce GTX 550 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 and I currently run on Unbuntu 12.04 64-bit (man i need to update).

2. Which viewer do you use most often?

I use Firestorm, the 64-bit for Linux. I've used Firestorm for a long time so I'm a little biased. Plus as a kid I need a viewer that supports the RLV for my Yuus/Nuuu Hud.

3. What is your FPS (Frames Per Second) when you have your graphics on ultra?

I actually generally tend to avoid Ultra settings because the tend to make my PC run hot (I need a new fan if my plane take off sounding monster is any indication). However when I run my own customized settings i run about 60+. At Ultra It drops to..18 which is tolerable for pictures and stuff.

4. How often does Second Life crash for you? Is it usually just a viewer crash or your whole system crashes? What are you usually doing at the moment of the crash?
Really the only time I crash is when my internet drops me, which really isn't my PC's fault. We've switched providers over the past few weeks so hopefully that will end! Super full and over scripted sims can *sometimes* be an issue but not horribly

5. Do you know of any tips or tricks in the settings that would improve performance?

I really don't, but lawd I could use all the help I can get! When something gets slower or uncool I tend to screech until hubster comes over and clicks on things. I don't even remember what normal settings are like any more :O

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Groovin on a Sunday Afternoon

OKay, so I'm a day early but I didn't want you guys to miss this!!

One of my favorite kiddo stores in SL is {LBM} Lil Big Me.

I mean, to the point where I own pretty much everything. I'm an addict. So when Kaityln came out with this adorable outfit for 3 different weekend events I about died. (I'm showing the Lazy Sunday one for 75L but I have em all! Eeeek)

Hair: Magika- Shimmer
Outfit:{LBM} Gwen Outfit

Picture:Minuet - Vintage Summer Wall Art - Boat Travel
Record Player & Records: {D&D} Record Player Open (3 Blind Mice)

I hope you will all take the time to stop by {LBM} if you are a kiddo or know a kiddo who likes some cute fashion. Kaitlyn just moved to a brand new bigger store AND updated her vendors to use gift cards- Now you or your little one can do gifts!

(I'm such a fan girl that I find myself just hanging out here !)

If you aren't into fashion she has some pretty adorable pranks and things as well. It's well worth checking out!!

{LBM} @ Soken Sim

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Courtyard- Are you Willing to Help?

Hello lovelies!

I recently received an interesting note from the lovely Libby Farleigh and I wanted to pass it on to you all! This is a call to arms for those of you involved in the kid community. I think this could be a really fun idea!!

Hi there,

I'm sending you this little letter with some information, ideas, and an appeal for help.

The Courtyard is an idea I've been mulling over for a few months. It came about from realising that apart from the adoption agencies and schools there's really nowhere for kids and teens to hang out with other kids, make friends and take part in organised activities.

My plan for The Courtyard is it will be a high quality kid and teen centred environment, open 24/7, but with weekly adult run activities including:

Cub Scouts
Homework Club
Book Club (kids & teens)
Board Game Club
-plus more as The Courtyard grows

The idea is that these groups will be run and organised by parents and other adult community members. The Courtyard will be a strictly moderated environment to prevent griefing and potentially abusive situations. This moderation will be conducted by both kid and adult community members.

There will be several non organised activities available such as tennis, board games, swimming pool and more that will be freely available to all. Presently the idea is to have two The Courtyard groups. One which will be free to join for all from where information on clubs and activities will be shared, the other will be a pay to join group which will be for those members wishing to take part in the organised activities. This will be cleared every month and will be subject to a 400L monthly membership fee. Once in the paid group members will be able to take part in any/all organised groups they wish. The Courtyard will be a not for profit organisation and if we find the group membership fee is bringing in more than we need to pay tier, the monthly membership fee will be reduced accordingly.

As of now The Courtyard is being organised by me and my family, and although I am committed to making The Courtyard a success I know that will be made substantially easier with the kid & teen community's help. If you think The Courtyard sounds like a valuable addition to the kids, teens and families of SL there are areas I would really appreciate your input:

Setup (helping with the basic groundwork of getting The Courtyard up and running. Good at landscaping/decorating? Graphic design? Organisational superstar?)
Creators (Are you able to donate copyable versions of your creations in return for some advertising? We're going to need items of all description, furniture, decor items, landscaping items, maybe you'd like to create uniforms for our Brownies and Scouts?)
Marketing (help get The Courtyard out there! Rez an information poster at your store or business, send notices to your groups, this will all help!)
Volunteers (we'll need adult volunteers who'd like to help run the clubs, maybe start your own? We'll also need both kid and adult moderation volunteers.)

I'd also absolutely love people to come to me with their own ideas of how they'd like the help. The Courtyard isn't about me, or any particular individual or group, it's about creating a community space for all to enjoy.

If you're interested in talking to me about The Courtyard, and how you'd like to be part of it, please IM me, send me a notecard or you can email me any time (

Thank you so much for reading this rather lengthy letter and I really hope to hear from you!

Libby Farleigh

 I think this is a truly fun idea. Libby's right, there aren't a whole lot of places where kids and families alike can go and just hang out, help each other and enjoy! I know there is currently a scout program out there, but as someone who didn't know until it was too late, having other options could bring a lot more kids together!

Libby has added numerous ways to contact her if you are someone that would like to help out!

- Brought to you by Cali Grace Bracken-


Hair- Truth- Eden Gingers01
Outfit- .:LBM:. Christine Top & Bloomers (shoes & Hairbow not shown)
Shoes- CCC Brinkley Sandals 9part of Brinkley Outfit)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A friends List Meme a la Cali & Mary!

So, since I only log Khloe once a week or so, I figured this might be fun to do from Cali, my little me! I blindsided mine sister MJ to help me this time!

Meme instructions: Grab a friend from your second life friends list (optional) pose with them and/or answer the following questions. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments and share your picture in the Blog Memes Flickr Group.

Mine Answers!:
  1. What is the number of contacts on your Second Life Friends List? (visible in firestorm viewer or your web profile)Oh, only 55. Womp womp..
  2. Are you picky about who you add to your list or do you usually add most people? I used to be picky... but being a kid means everyone is always trying to add me or be my friend. Running a Kittycats/breedables sim also means I get the occasional request.
  3. Who is your oldest contact? (check your calling cards) 4waystreet Resident
  4. Who is your newest contact? (check your calling cards) skylar Sass
  5. Do you know every single person on your list? Pretty much!
  6. How many do you speak to on a daily (weekly) basis? Daily, at least 3, weekly.... well maybe 10 or so?
  7. How many do you see/get together with in-world on a daily (weekly) basis? Daily, 3, weekly can be 5 or heck.. 10 if we are having a party!
  8. Who on your list do you have the closest relationship with? Uhm, Hubs, most def! next would be mine mama and daddy gator!
  9. Who do you wish you knew better? Hmmm, Mr Paul cuz he's my kid crush and he's cute(jk!) :P, Astrid and Marmar cuz i don't get to see em much and mine cousins! they are like SL ninjas...
  10. Who on your list is the funniest/most entertaining?I'd say it's Trav Ninetails or mine sisser, she's a rainbow!
  11. How did you meet most of the people on your list? (work, parties, etc…)Most of the people I met from being a kiddo, whether that's from school, or through family...
  12. Do you ever clean out your list? Yeps, I used to be super upset if i removed someone, but now I have no time to waste on trying to figure out who someone is!
  13. Do you have a crush on someone in your list? Well, my hubs of course! I love him <3 and well ya know.... Mr. Paul, cuz sometimes he's a cute niblet or wears a pony tail on his chin!
  14. Is there anyone on your list that you would trust with your password? Yes, if need be, there are a few!

Mine Sisser Mary!: (sic)
  1. What is the number of contacts on your Second Life Friends List? (visible in firestorm viewer or your web profile)78
  2. Are you picky about who you add to your list or do you usually add most people? im not to picky if the person is friendly i usely add them or accept the request as soon as its sent.
  3. Who is your oldest contact? (check your calling cards) my oldest contact is the first person i talket to in sl
  4. Who is your newest contact? (check your calling cards) my newest contact is a family friend i just met. Kit
  5. Do you know every single person on your list? no not everyone some iv never even talket to but im a nice person so i dont mind having people i dont really know in my friends list.
  6. How many do you speak to on a daily (weekly) basis? i would say daily i speak to maybe 8 people weekly maybe 10
  7. How many do you see/get together with in-world on a daily (weekly) basis? on a daily basis i see 6 of my close friends weekly maybe 9
  8. Who on your list do you have the closest relationship with? i would have to say my closest relationship would be with my bbf no matter what she allways has time for me.
  9. Who do you wish you knew better?  id have to say the second person i met in sl becuz of them i met all my friends i have now but even after all the time iv been here i still dont know them very well
  10. Who on your list is the funniest/most entertaining?i'm afraid i cant answer this question becuz i only hang out with funny people not that i mind being around relaxed people lol but im mostly around my funny and entertaining friends.
  11. How did you meet most of the people on your list? (work, parties, etc…)mostly i met them exsploreing sl or they were a friend of a friend of mine.
  12. Do you ever clean out your list? not really i mean if something bad happens to were im not friends with someone any more i will remove them but mostly they remove me first
  13. Do you have a crush on someone in your list?lol i have a crush on a few people but im just a loveing person and a flurt but im loyal to who im with its just harmless chat nothing more 
  14. Is there anyone on your list that you would trust with your password? yes i have a person that has allready given me ther passward and i have given one person mine and they trust me with theres

 Here we go... family montage... yeeep behold us in our glory!

 Mama & Daddy
 Mr Paul & Miss Mars (I misses her!!)
 Me & Auntie Jewell (she'sa super dooper Model!)
 Khloe (big me) & Hubs

marmar, valen, SISSER! & Astrid <3

Yayy people! For once I actually had a few pictures! Fun fact, the wedding clothing and men's clothing I made! I may release them through [Blossom] at some point in random color sets!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Over The Rainbow- Easter Hunt

I am SO late on getting this out! Sorries!

Easter Egg Hunt now on, FIFTY Easter eggs to find all containing generously donated gifts for everyone!  And just ONE special GOLDEN egg, one per day only, for only one lucky finder!  All are welcome!  Hunt is for 10 days from today!  Please be sure to also check out our tenant's stores, there's amazing beautiful KittyCats and other cute critters waiting to be loved and adored!

There are some really great gifts involved. Some items are directly for Kittycats (beds, pedigree givers, accessories for your kitty) Some just have an Easter theme (egg tree, decor), some of are fun random items for you and your home! (a hot air balloon, snuggle pillow, [Blossom] Aubrey strapless Dress in special lavender) and of course some items that combine cute, rainbows AND kittycats! ([Blossom] rainbow tulip top with Hell-o My kitty denim shorts)

This weekend has been horribly busy so I don't have pictures of the hunt items but I hope you will still stop in!!

OTR Landing Point

Friday, March 7, 2014

There's a [Blossom] Over the Rainbow

Well to be precise, [Blossom] has re-opened it's door at the Over The Rainbow Market!

Oh my gosh , you guys, so exciting!

First off let me tell you a little about [Blossom]. For those of you new to things I opened [Blossom] a few years ago. Due to some RL changes and my mainstore sim being closed, [Blossom] shut down in July of 2013. At the time I wasn't sure if or when I would be able to open again.

This past week has been a whirl wind of excitement, chaos and well stuff I don't need to air in public!

Thanks to my amazing family on Cali, I was given the opportunity to re-open my store. I've got tons of mesh and scultped clothing and shoes.

To celebrate our re-opening I have created a brand new dress for you all! There are 6 great options, each at a low price of 100L!

You will Find 3 basic color options and 3 floral top options! I really hope you enjoy!!

You will also find a brand new group gift in store as well as many older group gifts/freebies out for you too!!
The group is 25L to join and please be sure to wear your tag!

You can find the new [Blossom] Main store Here!

And now for the big news!!!!

My family has done something pretty cool. In fact they took a life long dream of mine and started making it a reality.

Over The Rainbow Market!

Over the Rainbow Market is a full service family friendly sim. You can look forward to a kitty/animal market place with seceral different sized stalls and stores to meet everyones needs.

There is also a Lovers Lane for Kittycats! Have you got a cat looking for a mate, or perhaps just too many cats to hold on to? Renters, you can sell your live and loveable cats on the cute little mushroom garden. Lovers lane is located in the enchanting Fairy forest. There are hidden snuggle spots for those romantic (but G rated) outings.

If you are like me, gachas can really break the bank sometimes! Be sure to check out the Over the Rainbow Yard Sale and kiddo playground! There are current stalls for rent as well as some items already set about from the most recent Arcade and Woodland creatures gacha events! Grab a stall and start selling!!

If you happen to be looking for a little time out, check out the various views around the sim, you can explore an old lighthouse, browse the up and coming Market area- home to [Blossom] and Coming Soon Mars~is~a~cloud and Soul Shards. Offered near by is a fun dock filled with all your needs for a little Neo Realms Fishing!

This is a really special project and we hope you and your family will stop by and enjoy it as much as we do!

There are tons of great things to see and explore on this sim! Stop in soon!!

For rental info- grab an open stall and contact one of the owners for a tag. If you need a specific stall or option contact AubreyG Bracken for your rental needs!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

My SL Family Blogger Challenge

Ya'll so many crazy things have happened lately! But let's not look on the past- it's family blogger challenge time!
*Baby Pie* Amelia Toddleedoo Heart Themed Outfit
1. What is your SL family surname?

2. What is the make-up of your family? (Parents, kids, siblings etc)
Ohh My... Mama Gator, Daddy Gator. Grammy,Grampykins, Uncle Trav & The Twinsies. Graunties Cher & Isa, Guncle Chris. God Mama Stari, a bagillion Aunties! They just keep coming out of the woodwork I tell ya!

3. How long have you been in the SL family community?
I've really only been around a few months recently but i dabbled in being the adult parent years ago too.

4. When did you first hear about the SL family community and what was your view on it before you were in it?

I first started hearing about the SL family back in late 2008 early 2009. At the time I had some really mixed feelings. I thought kids were creepy and constant baby talkers. Clearly my tune has changed!

5. How did you join your (first) SL family?

I went to one of those adoption agencies. I had about zero clue who or what I wanted at the time. It happened pretty fast.

6. Do you have a kid avatar?
Yep! My kid avi is now prettty much my main avi.

7. Do you have an adult avatar?
Ayup! I've got a few haha that I use from time to time!

8. When did you first decide to make a child avatar?

I debated this for a while. I tried a teen avatar first, as that was what the first family was looking for. Then after being around a LOT of kids I decided I wanted to try it. I was told I had to choose one or the other because being both was "weird". To my surprise I had become more comfortable as a kiddo
9. Why do you play a child avatar?
It is so much fun! And one of the things I like is getting outside of my comfort zone. One thing I do as a kid that I often felt hesitant to do, is talk to random people. People are always saying hello and chatting with me. It's a neat thing. Plus it's SO much easier to snuggle with mama and daddy

10. What do you like about being a parent in SL?
Imma kid! I tried the parent thing a long time ago and it freaked me out a little because I felt more like the kid haha

11. Do you do family roleplay? If so, what kind of roleplay? Paragraphs, emoting – or just “acting like”?
I would say we do light role play. Mainly "acting like". We have family time, school and play dates with the twinsies. I think it depends on the mood every one is in.

12. Do you have any special family-related activities? (Dinners, camp etc.)
One of the first things that thrilled me about my family is the activities. We are always going on adventures! They love parks, playgrounds, kitty auctions and all sorts of things. When we made things official they even threw me a surprise rez day party! I'm enrolled in a school that someone in the family takes me to when I have classes. I'm looking forward to being a flower girl in a wedding next month AND going on a family vacation this week! Oh and I take ballet!

.: Petite Bowtique :. Silver Sequins Ballet Outfit

13. What is the thing you love most about your SL family?
I love how easy they made my transition feel. I was having a really down time and there was Mama just waiting to scoop me up! We just get each other. I was worried about entering into another established family, but my Unkie Trav McCooties really blew those fears out of the water. He sealed the deal with his eagerness to accept me, sight unseen. I just love them