Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Toast...

It's New Year's Eve and with it brings contemplation over the past year. I'm amazed at where I began the year in Second Life and where I am today. At the beginning of 2008, I was just learning to build and opened my first store. Today, I'm tweaking and expanding my product line, and I have a total of 5 stores in SL and many ad boards.

People have gone in an out of my life. New friends have been made and other friends have walked away. Relationships bring disappointments sometimes, but all of them are a learning experience. Whether it is real life or Second Life, we leave a part of ourselves in the other person's life experiences. I hope in some way I have positively touched everyone I've met along the way.

As we look forward to 2009, I hope all of us have a wonderful year full of new and exciting things!

Happy New Year, my dear friends!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The sounds of Christmas... streaming music on your land

Have you been hearing that wonderful Christmas music being played throughout SL? Want to find URLs to stream holiday music (or any music) on your land? You can get a URL for any SHOUTcast radio station. Here are the directions: (NOTE: You need to have permissions to set media on the land in order to change the URL.)

1. Go to

2. Search for a station you would like.

3. Right click on Tune In button.

4. Choose Save Link As.

5. A Save As dialog box will open allowing you to choose the location to save the file on your computer. Find the location and click Save.

6. Find the file and open it. It will open in Notepad.

7. The URL will be listed in the text. Select it and copy it (CTRL + C).

8. In Second Life make sure you are on your land. On the menu bar at the top of the screen, click on the name of the land.

9. Click on the Media tab.

10. Click on the Music URL box. If something it already in it, select the text.

11. Paste the URL into the box (CTRL + V).

12. Hit Enter.

13. Close the box.

14. Turn your music on at the bottom of the screen and listen to make sure the station changed.

Here is a short list of music URLs I already found:

Mix Christmas:

Big R Radio - Christmas Country:

Christmas R&B:

Christmas Smooth Jazz:

Christmas Celebration:

Christmas Rock:

Santa's HOHOHO Radio' from Time Capsule Radio:

Christmas Old Time Radio - CHRISTMAS SHOWS, Jack Benny, The Shadow, Amos and Andy:

Forever Christmas - Christmas Never Sounded So Good:

Tinsel & Tunes by Mak McKeehan:

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Effie's Winter Wonderland

Wow, it has been a very busy Holiday season. I wanted to take the time today and share a few blog entries with you.

I opened a seasonal store called Effie's Winter Wonderland. It's an store full of items to elegantly decorate your winter wonderland. A step away from the traditional Christmas red and green, the store is full of items in hues of blue. You will also find things to keep you warm like a big roaring bonfire and a cozy fireplace.

To visit Effie's Winter Wonderland, CLICK HERE. (Electra 93, 225, 85)