I am baaack.  They let me out of purgatory and I am so thankful.  It feels awesome to be back, although I will say that I kinda have that 'been away for a break and the in-tray is full to overflowing' vibe.  So much to unpack, sort and blog that I stood for a bit, not knowing where to start.

Before I get into the bloggy stuff I would like to say a HUGE thanks to some amazing SL peeps who sent me encouragement and good wishes while I was waiting for LL to sort it all.

So, to Kavisha, Heavenly, Winter, Cindy, Joonie and all the FB peeps who sent me their best, THANK YOU!  I really appreciated it.  You rock.

Bench and Skis:  GOOSE - Ski Bench (Cosmopolitan)

Wearing:
Outfit:  Midnyte Creations - Naughty Reindeer (The Naughty List)
Hair:  .EscalateD. Olivia - Hair *stars*(The Naughty List)
Shoes:  *SOHOe SHOeS* Dorothy Sparkle Pumps (Twe12ve)
Skin:  7 Deadly s[K]ins - Molly SPECIAL omega FACE&BODY dew (The Frozen Fair 2017)
Pose:  HelaMiyo :: Poses :: Crazy (Women Only Hunt)



While I was unable to access SL I thought I would update the inventory cleanup post I did way back in 2012.  

I was chatting to a friend of mine in SL last week and we were discussing how much we hate inventory sorting and I showed her my old post, which she loved, so I have decided to do a V2 just in time for the holiday season where suddenly your inventory can bulge with all the advent goodies and Christmas items you grab.

NB:  I use the SL viewer, but I am sure most of these hints would work on other viewers too.

Deleting

1.  Getting rid of that annoying LL Library folder - CTL ALT D to open the ADVANCED MENU, if it isn't already open. Then CTL ALT SHIFT S for the debug console, then type noInventoryLibrary (or scroll down to that on the list) in the window, and change it to TRUE.  When you relog it will all be gone!  Is roughly 2,000 items!  I was so excited when this worked!

2.  Landmarks - I have put all the LMs I use often into notecards in my Landmarks folder.  The notecards are named Clothes Stores, Hair Stores, etc.  Then I deleted ALL the unnecessary LMs from my inventory by going down to the SHOW ADDITIONAL OPTIONS icon at the bottom left of your inventory window. (Looks like a little cog).  In there you click SHOW FILTERS and this brings up another window called MY INVENTORY.  Click NONE and then put a tick in the box beside LANDMARKS.  This will now show all the LMs you have.  Then I just go through and delete them all.  You will be surprised how many this will get rid of.  See Pic below.

Selecting one item and then using ctrl to select the other items and then delete, makes it soooo easy.


3.  Notecards - I have a folder for important notecards, but the rest are pretty unnecessary.  So I use the same process I used for Landmarks to get rid of all those notecards stuck in folders.  Just tick beside the NOTECARDS in your MY INVENTORY filter box and do the same as above.  Delete the hang out of them!  

 4.  Scripts - You get lots of scripts with folders these days and you don't need them.  They are just for opening boxes etc, so they can go.  Use the process above but put the tick beside SCRIPTS.  Then go through and delete all those scripts that are taking up space!

5.  Textures - Same as above, but I will confess I like to leave pics of clothes and shoes items in the folders, so I can easily see what they are without having to try on.

6.  Delete the Demos - Do a quick inventory search for DEMO and then delete all the folders or items that are just demos and taking up space.

7.  Received Items - That folder at the bottom  of your inventory is where MP sends stuff and can often get filled with unpacked boxes.  Make sure you rez and empty any items in there that you have bought and haven't unpacked, then delete the rest.  This can often get cluttered.

8.  Objects Folder - If you are anything like me, this folder can end up a bit of a mess as everything goes there and sometimes you have unpacked them but the copy boxes end up staying in the objects folder.  If you need to check whether you have already unpacked it, just do an inventory search of the item name.  Once you have checked, delete, delete, delete!

9.  Lost Items Folder - This is where returned or lost items go to rot and so it pays to check it every now and then.  Sometimes returned items come as linked items so before you delete, check what they are as they may be a whole pile of great items.  

10.  Clothes - This is the hard part and you have to be brave to do this, but you just have to remember that SL changes so quick and those clothes that you thought were cool 2 years ago, are probably not so much now.   I have my clothes sorted into one folder called, appropriately, CLOTHES.  In there I have sorted everything into subfolders called, for example, SKIRTS, TOPS, JEANS AND LEGGINGS, DRESSES - GOWNS, DRESSES - SHORT etc.  I then use my filter option again and set the dates so that it brings up any items older than 24 months old.  Now comes the hard part: I deleted anything older than 2015.  You need to decide on a timeframe and stick with it.  You might even decide that a year is long enough...up to you.  You may also decide that all those old non-mesh items can just go.  Be ruthless.

11.  Mesh Body - If you have a mesh body then use the search option and get rid of all the clothing, shoes that are do not work with your body.  For example, if you have a Maitreya body then get rid of all the Slink or Catwa items.  No point keeping them unless you are considering a body change in the near future.  You could also get rid of any sizes that don't fit your shape.  If you are a M get rid of L, S etc.

12.  Duplicates - Sometimes you can end up with more than one of those copy items in your folders so take a look through and see if you have multiple copies.  You only need to keep one.  Be careful you don't delete the non-copy items though.  I make a habit of deleting copy items from my sim rather than taking them back into my inventory so I don't end up with a pile of the same object.

Organising

I have all my keep stuff sorted into folders.  I have folders labelled:  Accessories, Animations/Sounds/Gestures, Clothing, Home & Garden, Mesh Body, Poses, Shoes, and Skins/Body, but you may have others like games etc that you need.

These folders all have sub-folders.  For example my Hair folder has folders in it labelled:  2015, 2016, 2017 and each of these has folders inside labelled - short, long, updos, medium.  Some people use colours, but as I mostly have blonde hair, this wouldn't work for me.

My Clothing folder is similar but has folders for dresses, whole outfits, tees etc.  Shoes are High, Medium, Flat, Sneakers, Boots etc.

My Home and Garden (and Poses) folders have sub-folders that are the name of the store e.g. Trompe Loeil, What Next, Kraftwork, Nantra Poses, Image Essentials etc.

My Accessories folder has subfolders like this: 
Transport - for cars, motorbikes, boats etc
Pets - all the animal stuff I have eg horses, dogs etc.
Jewellery - Necklaces, Bracelets, Sets etc
Fun Stuff - anything else that I need a place for like piano guns (yes, I do have one)
Weapons - knives, swords, guns etc
Scarves - Summer and winter collections
Gloves - obvious

Skins/Body - sub-folders include makeup, tattoos, mesh items (ears etc), scars

Being organised and having a place for everything you keep makes it so much easier to find things and to keep track of what you use and don't.

Handy Hints

  • Multiple inventory boxes are your friend!  Open up your inventory tab then use that Additional Options gear to access the options list.  You will see Open New Inventory as an option, click that and you have two inventory boxes open.  This makes it easy because you can drag and drop from one to the other. Simple!
  • Special Characters can be handy for making sure folders stay up the top or bottom of your inventory - you can use * or ** to ensure folders float to the top.  Use ~ or ~~ if you want them at the bottom.  
  • Naming Folders - if a folder has a generic name like 'Rosemary Dress' you may wish to give it a name that is easier to find, e.g. Rosemary Red Ballgown with Gloves Hud.
  • To box or not to box - I don't tend to box and store a lot of things because I figure that if I am boxing them, do I really need them?  I used to save seasonal items, but I find that I enjoy getting new things each season, so rarely look into my Christmas box, so why save it?  Upon saying that I do box textures.  


Update #4:
Day 6 and no action.  Thought it might be sorted by today, but nothing.  I don't know what else to do.  I have put so much information on my ticket.  I hope they are not waiting for me to access this weird ticket that I don't have.  So frustrating.  SL is my stress release and I really need it right now.  This is stressing me out even more!

If anyone has any ideas, please contact me in the comments.  Or if you know a Linden, ask if they can help.  Running out of ideas.

Update #3:
Day 5 and still no news really.  I guess I am waiting until tomorrow when LL re-opens after weekend.  Wait is agonising.  First world probs though so not whining too much.

The funny thing is that (and I don't mean this in an awful way) no one seems to care that I am missing except for me and a couple of friends.  Is sobering.  

Update #2:
Still waiting for account to be reactivated.  I guess it is the weekend in LL so will probably have to wait til Monday for any more news.

The strange part was they gave me a ticket number to deal with and it is not a ticket number I have been given so must be the one given to the person this is about.  Hard to work from a ticket I don't have access to.

Feels strange not to be able to log on and I am feeling quite frustrated by the whole thing, especially when I know that it has absolutely nothing to do with me.

Feel like I am missing so much Christmas fun.  Sigh.

UPDATE:

Apparently I have been mistaken for someone I used to work for.  The issue seems to be around something she has done and is NOTHING to do with me.  LL were under the misapprehension that she was me or I was one of her alts, but this is not true.  

Weirdly, I know that the person in question lives in the US, whereas I am in New Zealand.  

I have submitted another request to have my account reactivated, but will have to wait patiently to see what happens.  Quite honestly I am pretty upset about the whole thing.

The person this is about really screwed me over at the time and it is annoying to know she is still doing it by being at the centre of all this.

I apologise for not being able to blog and am hoping this will be all rectified soon.  I am not sure what any of you can do to help but it is great knowing there are people in SL doing what they can.

Hugs to you all.
Arya


Intial Post:  I apologise for the lack of posts but for some reason, that I am unaware of, my account has been suspended.  I am freaking out.

If anyone out there is having the same problem I would love to hear from you.

HUGS and sobs, Arya

UPDATE:

Apparently I have been mistaken for someone I used to work for.  The issue seems to be around something she has done and is NOTHING to do with me.  LL were under the misapprehension that she was me or I was one of her alts, but this is not true.  

Weirdly, I know that the person in question lives in the US, whereas I am in New Zealand.  

I have submitted another request to have my account reactivated, but will have to wait patiently to see what happens.  Quite honestly I am pretty upset about the whole thing.

The person this is about really screwed me over at the time and it is annoying to know she is still doing it by being at the centre of all this.

I apologise for not being able to blog and am hoping this will be all rectified soon.  I am not sure what any of you can do to help but it is great knowing there are people in SL doing what they can.

Hugs to you all.
Arya
I am hoping this one goes to Hogwarts.  And, no, I don't care that I am an adult.  It is never too late to get my invite and pack my trunk.  In fact, it is always packed and ready.  Maybe my owl got lost. 

While I wait to see if I can get on, you can check out my travel outfit.

Outfit:  Wicca's Wardrobe - Celine Dress, Jacket and Leggings (Winter Trend - starts on 8th)
Hair:  Wasabi // Foxy Mesh Hair (faMESHed)
Pose:  HelaMiyo :: Poses :: Delicate (The Chapter Four)


And yet another combo post.  A relaxed setting for a casual look.  Good place to snuggle up with a book and hot cup of tea.

This set is also from Serenity Style and is the Jojo Cozy Set that was in this month's Deco(c)rate.

My outfit is from MOoH and is the Sigrid outfit.  The great thing about this outfit is the ease of putting on as the sweater and leggings are one item.  Simple is good.  Great style for mooching around the house.  Another fab thing about this outfit is that it is a FREE gift for the Fabfree Group.  BONUS.

Hair:  Lovey Dovey ::Jorden (Tres Chic)
Bracelets:  !Indulge Temptation! - Sleek Spiral Bracelets (Designer Circle)


Yawn! 

I have put up the tree, wrapped the presents, hung the stockings and fed the cats.  Is it time for bed yet, because I have the yawns?

I am multi-tasking again.  Fashion + home and garden in one post.  So much to show and so much to see that it just saves time. 

I am off for a nap.

Pose:  Image Essentials - Daily Things (b) (Designer Circle)
Outfit:  *dafnis - Top and Skirts - Christmas (Spotlight Event)
Hair:  /Wasabi Pills/ Isla Mesh Hair - A
Sneakers:  :: Miss Canning :: [ High Top Sneakers ]

Decor Items:  Serenity Style- Loly Xmas Gacha Col. (Whimsical)



After my nice bath earlier (see previous post) I decided to take a stroll by the canal.  Another nice way to de-stress and detox.  Important to take time to smell the roses or whatever those flowers are. 

It is also a good time for a marathon shopfest.  So many great events have started with the new month, but there are also some rounds still going from last month.  The one I have items from today is Tres Chic.

Hair:  !!Firelight!! - Gacha Maggie 
Jacket, Top, Skirt:  Casadel"Brooke" - Jacket Cream, Top Mink, Skirt Cream (Tres Chic)
Shoes:  Salvadori - 'Tove' Glitter Slingback Peeptoe (TC)
Lipstick:  7 Deadly s[K]ins - LIPSTICK HUD omega plump v1 (Winter Trend - starts on 8th)
Skin:  7 Deadly s[K]ins - HELANA omega FACE&BODY dew (New Release)
Necklace:  Dahlia - Oxford St. - Necklace - Naturals Pack (TC)
Pose:  HelaMiyo - Walk


Need some 'me time' today.  Been a long week in RL with lots of busyness and stressy stuff so it is nice to retreat to the quiet of SL and just take a virtual reality bath with a side-order of "shhhhhhh".

You too can luxuriate in your own tub of happiness if you go and grab this bathroom set from BellaRose Designs.  It is the Wintery Tub/Curtain and Bathroom Sink which are both brand new at the mainstore.  Go try them for yourself.

I took this photo inside the master bathroom of The Winter "Willow" Four Bedroom Home with Kitchen which you will definitely see more of over the coming weeks because it is freaking gorgeous!

The other items are:
Hand towel and Shelf:  DIGS - Hortensia - Hand Towel - Brass, Bathroom Shelves - Brass, Bathroom Floor Towel
Candles/Petals:  LISP - Red Petals and Candle
Candles on Plate:  [ zerkalo ] Vintage Treasures - Candles
Hanging Candles:  [BellaRose] - Hanging Cage of Candles
Petals:  [CIRCA] Rose Petals for Floor (Red)




Man, this month has been crazy with a capital C and it is not even December yet.  I am thinking about skipping December and heading straight into January.  Is that possible?  No?  Dang.

Onward then.

Outfit:   ::TIFFANY DESIGNS:: - Men Andrew Casual Outfit 3 ('Stuff Gift)
Hair:  Exile::Tommy (Free Gift)
Skin:  7 Deadly s[K]ins - JAGER - Caramel
Pose:  Image Essentials - Kai


I have been wanting to show you this build and today was the perfect day to get geared up with an evening look and strut my stuff.

The build is from KraftWork + HERA and is the Reeperbahn Scene Building available at Kinky right now.  It comes with a couple of poses built in but you can also rez some poseballs, a stool or a pole to use.

Go on over to Kinky and try it all out for yourself.

Dress:  TRS Designs - Tulle Dress Rose Hearts - Straps (Warm Your Heart)
Boots:  G&D - Ankle Boots Gianna (On9)
Hair:  adoness : lykopis : pink & purple (Tannenbaum)
Jewellery:  Nord Embel'Lys  - La Rose Noire Set (New Release)
Lipstick:  *Booty's Beauty* Omega Lipstick ~ Foil




I found the last pile of leaves to jump in.  They were surrounded by snow so I took the opportunity to enjoy them before they are gone.  Next jumping will be in winter gear and will involve snow methinks.

The great thing about this pile of leaves is that it is from Image Essentials and is called Fallen Leaves.  You too can enjoy it and you can even bring a friend if that is more your style.  Grab it at the Autumn Frost Fair that closes on the 6th of December.

Dress:  [sYs] OBI dress  - brown (Tres Chic)
Shoes:  Salvadori - 'Tove' Glitter Slingback Peeptoe (TC)


Hair:  Vanity Hair:Sign O Times (TC)
Earrings:  - shanghai - Valery Earring Pink/Amber (On9)
Bracelets:  Dahlia - Oxford St. (On9)
Eyeshadow:  *Booty's Beauty* Omega Eyeshadow ~ Posh
Lipstick:  *Booty's Beauty* Omega Lipstick ~ Beyond


Come and get your s'mores.  Hot, chocolatey, gooey s'mores!  Okay now I want some.  Okay, lots!  Nom.

This stunning Sierra S'more Station Set A (try saying that 5 times fast!) is from {what next}, of course, and you can grab it in Cream or Red with Hot Chocolate or Coffee depending on what you feel like.  Since I am a caffeine addict I went for the Coffee set.  It also serves mugs of hot chocolate or coffee, as well as dispensing ready-made s'mores to eat and marshmallow sticks for roasting. Go get this!

I teamed it up with this amazing Potted Snowy Christmas Tree from BellaRose which has twinkling lights that flicker in different colours.  I am in love with this tree already!
 

And once you have your coffee and 'smore, go take a seat on this Snow Covered Old Garden Set from GOOSE.  Don't worry about getting a wet butt because this is SL and you do not have those cares here.  You can go and grab this at the Tannenbaum event