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Whole lot goin on this week

The new store build was finally complete and with trepidition I finished up, moving the last final things like the greeter, and the contest boards down to the ground.  Drawing in a quavering breath trying to still the butterflies in my belly I sent out the first notices about the new look and re-opening of Roawenwood.

Whenever I redo the store I’m a little nervous, this time I put a lot more effort into the build and I was trying really hard to create more than just another store.  Something that was fun to wander, interesting to look at, as well as a decent place to shop.  Wanted ya’ll to be able to find things without going too crazy too.  I think I accomplished it and like for the most part how it turned out.

Lots and LOTS of new.  I released the Gunnhild Kirtle/Camisk set in my clothing lines.  The great thing about this set is that the top rw-gunnhild-kirtle-camisk-steelcan be worn alone as a sexy little camisk, rope belt wrapped around the hips or you can add one of three skirt options to have a softly flowing kirtle perfect for any northern bondsmaid.  It’s available in 6 colors, from steel, blood red, rose, moss, cornflower, and lilac.  I really liked how it turned out and have had some awesome feedback already from it.  Through the weekend the kirtle set will be 50% off on the new group discount board that is near the landing point!

Also released some distressed and worn slave furniture great for kennel or dungeon or wherever you want to have something with a bit more of a rough look.  Three pieces, a grooming/relaxing mat… a slave shower… and a grooming table.  The grooming table has two animations built into it, one where the girl brushes her hair while kneeling in tower in front of the mirror, the other is just a kneeling pose… role play out putting on your make up that is scattered across the top of the table.  The slave shower has a kneeling pose where the girl bathes beneath the water that comes down from the faucet.  Water turns on and off with touch, can either face the shower or face outwards.

sa-fora-grooming-picThe kennel mat is a little bit nicer even though it only weighs in at 5 prims.  Frayed rug with some beat up pillows there is 4 sets of animations.  The first is two girls, one kneeling in front of the other while her hair is being brushed and they sit talking.  The other three poses can be used singly or with a friend, they are all relaxing type poses so you have a place to curl up or kick back.

Now on top of the releases, the new store build and everything else there has been lots goin on at the store.  The lucky tribe stuff is sooooooo great!  I see lots having a blast with it.  I’ve also added a prize pyramid to the landing area.  Along with all of that I just added TWO Midnight Madness boards.  One with a set of silks that isn’t available in the store anywhere else, and one with a piece from the gardening section.  Ok so I’ve been feeling generous.  You guys ALL benefit from that!  The newbie gift for folks under 30 days has been put back out too.

What else….. hmmmmm……… *scratches her head*  oohh!!  Grid hunts!  hahaha the Gorean grid hunt is finishing up.  Tomorrow is the LAST day to get that freebie!  I may put the camisk up with the clothing but if you hurry you can get it for free.

The SL Discovery hunt will be going until the end of June, AND on the 25th another hunt starts!  Through the Looking Glass Grid Hunt starts and guess what… mhmmmm I’m in it so a new freebie!  Just have to find the little mirror with the cheshire cat peeking out on the glass.

I think that’s about it for now.   I’ll have more stuff soon.

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I’m slackin!!

I haven’t sat down to write anything for a lil bit.  The horror… the tragedy of it all.  *heaves an overly dramatic sigh.*

Ok, I’m done.

Anyhow… I’ve been doing a -whole- lot behind the scenes that you may not have seen yet.  The new store location is finally finally getting closer to being done, I’m moving product and getting it all set up.  It’s a bit different than my previous build.  Different buildings and feel.  I have put a lot more work into the way it looks, hopefully it won’t be too difficult to navigate.  Things are set up to be categorized somewhat… clothing in one area, furniture type stuff in another, work related and so on.  Landscaping, trees and all of that intermixed with the rest in a pleasing atmosphere so you can almost feel like you strolling through someplace and not just a store.

Thank you so much for all the positive feedback I’ve been getting on the hunt items!!  I keep getting nice little notes from people that appreciate the freebies in the grid hunts I have been a part of.  I’m very glad that everyone is enjoying the offerings.

I have a whole lot coming up.  With the opening of the new store build I’m going to have a special 50% board for groupies with items from around the store knocked down to 50% off!!  I tossed around the idea of closing the open enrollment aspect of the group but decided against it.  It’s hard enough trying to manage groups, and if you want to take advantage of a sale you should be able to.  It’s like in real life, yanno all of those stupid cards you need to have for different grocery stores, drug stores, etc… if you don’t have the card you are S.O.L. on their sale.  Well I didn’t wanna do that to everyone so I’m leaving it open enrollment.  Take advantage of my sales when they come up.

New outfit coming out!  New furniture!  New stuff for your kennels!  New chores!  New Store!  Coming soon!!

Whew!  I need a vacation.  lol

Byeeeeeeeeeeeee *winks*

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Ramblin…

Couple small updates, a hanging cage that is rustic… a set of three velvety soft rich colored cushion seats.  I have a pic of a freebie I sent through the subscriber group last night so you can see one of them that I will attach.  I really love the deep dark colors of them.  They look like something you could snuggle down deep into, kicking back and relaxing.

See what you could have had if you were in my subscriber group!?

See what you could have gotten if you were in my subscriber group!?

I got the textures done on the clothing layers for the silks I’m about to release… I need to get going on those, I want them out by friday so you’ll get another lovely update hopefully.

I am now a part of three (!) grid hunts, possibly a fourth.  I’ll talk more about them as they get closer probably but needless to say I am busy and mulling over the wonderous freebie that I should include for each of them.  I almost was thinking of throwing the idea out to my groupies to see what kind of thing they’d like to see given away and let them decide.  *chuckles*

I also have a huge undertaking coming up.  I’m going to be…. *pauses here taking a deep breath*  redoing my store.  The layout is bugging the crap out of me and it needs to be redone to make it easier to browse or find things.  I’ve gotten large enough where a bad layout can really mess with the whole shopping experience, along with the fact… make it tougher to find what you’re looking for. Soooooooo on that note, I’m going to redo the store.  Hopefully my plans are to really crack down and work on it having it done by the beginning of May.  Seriously I do NOT want to shut the store down while I’m working on it, so I am trying to figure out the least painful way of handling a massive redo while not screwing with the store or closing for a week or two.

Best solution I’ve come up with so far…. Lift the main part of the store up onto platforms in the sky while I redo the ground.  Temporarily of course, just until I get things settled into a newer build.  So I’m thinking that I’ll be doing that at some point.  It may not be as pretty for a lil bit but hopefully it won’t be too painful, I really want to be able to focus on making the shopping experience at Roawenwood something enjoyable… not just another store.

Guess that’s it for now, I’ll be updating again soon.  *waves and heads back to the workshop*

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Subscription service and update group

I’ve had an update group open for people to hear about offers and things since the beginning.  I never really have had a large group, a small number of customers who would come and go.  I have mulled over changing to a subscription service type thing so perhaps more people would be interested and not have to use up a precious group slot, or have annoying group chat.

Well I’ve finally gone ahead and gotten it done.  Down near the front of the store where you first port in there is a subscription kiosk.  Really easy to use, click the subscribe or unsubscribe button accordingly and you’re all set.

I’ll be sending updates, gifts, sale notices and all of that just like I do in my normal group… I don’t think I’ll close the group in Second Life.  If I have group discounts or something then it will still be needed since some scripts use groups for that sort of thing.

Take care and I hope everyone had a good weekend.

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