Snow Queen.

Styling Credits:
Dress: G Field 2011 Holiday Dress (free, includes necklace not shown)
Boots: G Field Short Lace-Up Boots ~ white (1/2 off everything red or white till Jan 3rd)
Skin: Curio Moonbean Dark Angel (free group gift in notices, includes many skintones) group currently free
Necklace & Earrings: Purple Moon Creations Roses Vintage White Christmas (special jewelry sale only 100L$ for the set ~ others available)
Hair: eXxEsS Hair Baileys ~ white (includes another white & a pink)
Eyes: Rockberry Glamour Eyes ~ baby blue
Piercings: Ellabella Omen (scripted for endless color/texture changes)
Fox Stole: Ohmai for Collabor88 A Lil’ Foxy ~ Artic Fox (includes red & black versions)
Wings: Curious Kitties Frost Fairy Wings (these were free from last year but she has a pair of free wings for this year)
White Hands: ni.Ju Claws ~ white + blk tipped (includes black tipped versions) she only has black ones & red tipped ones available now
Fur Crown & Bracelets: (store no longer available)

G Field: http://slurl.com/secondlife/YABU/164/131/24
Curio: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Curio/128/129/39
Purple Moon Creations: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Etherea/110/76/1367
eXxEsS Hair: http://slurl.com/secondlife/EXXESS/191/133/27
Rockberry Glamour Eyes: http://slurl.com/secondlife/SandyBeach%20West/90/251/22
Ellabella: http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Beautiful%20Machine/55/56/51
Ohmai for Collabor88: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tails/64/140/890
Curious Kitties Winter Festival: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Curious%20Kitties/129/126/22
ni.ju: http://slurl.com/secondlife/La%20Pieta/144/121/26

Posted by Paisley Mizin

Gold Pixie.

Styling Credits:
Dress: Yomeshoujo Christmas Dress #19 (group gift)
Skin: Yomeshoujo TenTen Skin 2~2 (only 10L$ & others available)
Tiara: Designs by Sebastian Diamond Heart Tiara (it was white but I colored it gold)
Bracelets: Designs by Sebastian Snowflake Bracelets
Hair: Dura Hair Celebration Gift ~ blonde (free & other colors included)
Elf Ears: Bokeh/Enchanted LLew Elfish Ears Spiralwood
Eyes: Poetic Colors Summer Breeze ~ bright (past freebie)
Socks: MICO/Bonne Chance Lace Bobby Socks (were free, but I had trouble finding them again, sorry)
Shoes: Shiny Things Delphine Pumps ~ gold (group gift)

Yomeshoujo: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cloncurry/219/205/66
Designs by Sebastian: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Shimmering%20Sands/207/191/23
Dura Hair: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dura%20Dura/65/130/1003
Bokeh/Enchanted: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ursa%20Major/129/220/2003
Poetic Colors: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Strata/78/195/903
MICO/Bonne Chance: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Millage%20Valenti/111/22/21
Shiny Things: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Shiny%20Falls/148/143/34

Posted by Paisley Mizin

Candy Cane Chomper.

Styling Credit:
Polar Bear: MiaSnow Animal Polar Bear Xmas 2011 Prize #1 ~ :) with blinkie eyes (free lucky Xmas box, 2 other styles available)
Hair: Wasabi Pills Clementine Hair ~ black coffee (I <3 this hair)
Hair Bow: Yomeshoujo Xmas Ribbon (comes with a complete outfit)
Skin: Fashionably Dead Bird Skin Winter 5 ~ black brows (@ COLLABOR88)
Eyes: Poetic Colors Summer Breeze ~ bright (past freebie)
Teddy Dress/Shirt/Elf Shoes: Rotten Toe Santa’s Helper Teddy Maker Outfit (includes socks, elf ears, nose & hat not shown)
Candy Cane in Mouth: Nomine Candy Cane (past gift)
Necklace: Pepper Xmas Necklace
Earrings & Bracelet: DooDads Rosie Earrings & Bracelet (necklace also available)
Socks: DooDads Filthy Green Striped Socks (I made them so if you want them send me a notecard and I’ll give them to you for free)

MiaSnow: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Twomoons%20Island/90/17/22
Wasabi Pills @Koreshan: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Koreshan/186/215/510
Wasabi Pills Mainstore: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Coraline/205/124/1003
Yomeshoujo: http://slurl.com/secondlife/itutu/100/119/34
Fashionably Dead: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tails/36/127/889
Poetic Colors: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Strata/78/195/903
Rotten Toe: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Las%20Venturas/224/32/21  here is the slurl but I couldn’t find Rotten Toe. It’s now a vacant lot. Sorry :(
Nomine @Koreshan: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Koreshan/67/208/509
Nomine Mainstore: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Nomine/126/71/25
Pepper: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Anpuli%20Island/214/142/301
DooDads @Koreshan: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Koreshan/67/208/509
DooDads Online: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/91934?id=91934

Posted by Paisley Mizin ~ Merry Christmas!

Concerned Bloggers Association ~ Exotic Pets

At Christmas time with the generous giving spirit of the season, we begin to think of all the wonderful things we would love to receive as gifts. I was thinking, wouldn’t it be glorious to own a beautiful and majestic unicorn? Hmmmm, maybe not!

There’s a lot to think about when choosing a pet for your home.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends  you think about these safety and preventive measures when acquiring an exotic pet:

* Exotic pets in the home may lead to serious illness. Have your pet checked out by a veterinarian and talk to you pediatrician about what kind of pet is best for your child.
* Be sure to match the size and temperament of the pet to the age and behavior of the your child. Be sure to provide close supervision to reduce the possibility of injury.
* Wash hands immediately after contact with animals, animal products, or their environment.
* Do not allow nontraditional pets to roam or fly freely in the house. This can be messy, smelly and dangerous.
* Do not allow animals in areas where food or drink are prepared or consumed.
* Keep animals free of parasites, ticks, and fleas. Maintain current vaccines like rabies.

Did you know?
* There is a lack of health screenings for animals that are caught in the wild and brought to the US. There is also potential mixing of animal species in holding locations where there may be exposure to incubating illness, or carriers of pathogens.
* The AAP reports that the US Fish and Wildlife Service estimated that 365,000 birds were imported legally into the US in 2002; and 87,991 mammals (including 29 species of rodents), 1.3 million reptiles and 203 million fish were imported in 2005. Reptiles are now in 4.4 million homes, and 40,000 households now harbor hedgehogs.
* In 2003, a human monkey pox outbreak was traced back to imported African Gambian rats that had infected prairie dogs sold as pets. Small pet turtles were responsible for 103 cases of salmonella infection in the second half of last year, mostly in young children.
* Reptiles have a high rate of carrying different strains of salmonella, as do turtles, baby poultry, including chicks and hamsters.
* Plague is carried by wild rodents and transmitted to humans handling infected animals, including domestic cats, that have been bitten by fleas. And macaque monkeys carry the herpes B virus.
* Wild animals are best left in the wild. They can be unpredictable, possibly posing a threat to people of severe attack. And rabies from wild animals is always a concern.

Be smart and careful when choosing a pet for your family.

This Public Service Announcement was brought to you by the Concerned Bloggers Association. If you would like to become involved, please contact Marleen Vaughan for more information.

Source: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;122/4/876

Posted by Paisley Mizin

Curious Kitties

Styling Credits:
Skin: Curious Kitties Azil Peach Skin ~ Winter Spirit (free group gift ~ many other skins included @ the Winter Festival)
Hair: Curious Kitties Nyanotech Hair Type B ~ Frasti V3 (free group gift ~ many other hairs included @ the Winter Festival)
Wings: Curious Kitties Festive Sparkle Wings (many group gifts available @ the Winter Festival)
Gloves: Curious Kitties Frost Gloves (group gift @ the Winter Festival)
Eyes: Rotten Toe Glassy Eyes ~ Blue
Necklace: NuDoLu Portrait de Matriochka (past group gift)
Outfit: KatatOnik Strawberry Cream ~ Light Blue
Socks: Poised Starry Night Socks (free includes outfit)
Boots: The Vinyl Cafe Red Winter Boots (group gift ~ I made the trim & buttons white)
House: Zacca Halloween Garden House (halloween gift)

Curious Kitties Winter Festival: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Curious%20Kitties/129/126/22
Rotten Toe: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Las%20Venturas/224/32/21
NuDoLu: http://slurl.com/secondlife/KUMAMOTO%20JAPAN/53/211/22
KatatOnik: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Katat0nik/159/127/24
Poised: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Glinda/184/68/90
The Vinyl Cafe: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vinyl%20Cafe/55/172/23
Zacca: http://slurl.com/secondlife/SwayLand/71/91/21

Posted by Paisley Mizin

I <3 Pin Cushions!

Styling Credits:
Scissor Hat (2nd photo): Vaughan’s Craftastic Pin Cushion Hat
Pin Cushion Collar: Violet Voltaire Pin Cushion Queen Collar
Pin Cushion Bracelet: Violet Voltaire Pin Cushion Doll Key
Pin Cushion Headband (4th photo): Violet Voltaire Pin Cushion Queen Headband
Hair: Wasabi Pills Mimi ~ Iceberg
Skin: Curio Moonbean (Dark) Cupid Amore
Face Tattoo (heart cluster in 1st & 2nd photos): MiaSnow Sticker Heart ~ Reds 3
Eye Makeup: Boom Truly Outrageous Eye Makeup ~ Nuclear Duo Super (includes 2 other colors)
Eyes: Poetic Colors Summer Breeze (past freebie)
Earrings: DooDads Candy Apple Earrings (past dollerbie)
Dress: Sn@tch Hong Kong Silk ~ Blue (5 colors included)
Socks: Sister’s Dreams Stripy Socks ~ Red & Yellow (not available anymore)
Shoes: Sn@tch Spinner High Tops (scripted for numerous texture & color options)

Vaughan’s: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Extrem%20Island/202/202/27
Violet Voltaire Online: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/24122
Wasabi Pills @Koreshan: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Koreshan/186/215/510
Wasabi Pills Mainstore: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Coraline/205/124/1003
Curio: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Curio/128/130/37
MiaSnow: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Twomoons%20Island/64/65/21
Boom @Koreshan: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Koreshan/212/113/509
Boom Mainstore: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Existence/159/67/22
Poetic Colors: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Strata/78/195/903
DooDads @Koreshan: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Koreshan/67/208/509
DooDads Online: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/91934?id=91934
Sn@tch @Koreshan: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Koreshan/70/47/509
Sn@tch Mainstore: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Snatch%20City/118/191/29

Posted by Paisley Mizin * Thanks to Vaughan’s, Sn@tch, Violet Voltaire & Wasabi Pills

Living Legend.

Styling Credits:
Green Top: Acid & Mala Multi-layered Top (green)
Hair: Wasabi Pills Mimi Hair (black coffee)
Pants: Pepper Jeans Vivi (brown)
Belt: Pepper Andavi Belt (black)
Boots: Pepper Bobble Ugg Xmas (lots of Ugg style boots available)
Flower Hair Wreath: Chaotic Neutral Imbolc Flower Wreath ~ Red (everything in the store is free, online the hair wreaths are only 20L$)
Necklace: May’s Soul ~ Collar Ocell Birdhouse Necklace (came with outfit from past lucky board)
Bracelets & Earrings: DooDads Rosie Bracelets & Earrings (hairband & necklace also available)
Skin: Curio Moonbean (Dark) Cupid Amore
Eyes: Poetic Colors Summer Breeze (past freebie)
Poses: Olive Juice ~ Super Kawaii Poses

Acid & Mala @Koreshan: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Koreshan/95/51/506
Wasabi Pills @Koreshan: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Koreshan/186/215/510
Pepper: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Anpuli%20Island/214/142/301
Chaotic Neutral Mainstore: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mooter/107/167/700
Chaotic Neutral Online: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/19927
May’s Soul: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Brasil%20Norte/206/153/21
DooDads @Koreshan: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Koreshan/101/20/506
DooDads Online: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/91934?id=91934
Curio: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Curio/128/130/37
Poetic Colors: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Strata/78/195/903
Olive Juice: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Hide%20and%20Seek/52/211/30

Posted by Paisley Mizin

Concerned Bloggers Association ~ Pet Hoarding

This Post is brought to you by The Concerned Bloggers Association.
This month’s Topic: Our furry friends and what is best for them.

Are you a pet hoarder?

Did you know?…
~ 250,000 animals per year are victims of hoarders. (Source: Animal Legal Defense Fund)
~ Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. About 75% of owned pets are neutered. (Source: ASPCA)
~ There is something called “Pet Hoarders Disease” which is linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder. The compulsion to collect large number of animals is considered animal abuse. They are often neglected and mistreated. Animal hoarding equals animal cruelty.

Be a responsible pet owner. Spay or neuter your pets and don’t collect too many.

This Public Service Announcement was brought to you by the Concerned Bloggers Association. If you would like to become involved, please contact Marleen Vaughan for more information.

Check out what Concerned Blogger Gypsy Woman has to say about Pet Overpopulation: http://blissfulgypsywoman.blogspot.com/2011/12/if-you-really-love-your-pet.html

Posted by Paisley Mizin