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I’m Just Catching Snowflakes

Catching Snowflakes

Hello Fabulous Readers!  In my post on Monday, I shared the Women Only Hunt 4 gift from Naive.  The pupster and I continued along the trail, and today I have another free hunt giftie to share with you.  This time, rather than a formal, elegant look, I have a more casual sweatshirt, which is bound to keep you comfy and sheltered from the elements.

Hoodie Weather

The Abbie Pull Over from Justice is a sweatshirt that I’d be perfectly comfortable wearing in RL as well as SL.  In fact, as soon as I saw it, I found myself wishing I could have an exact duplicate for the real me to sport in the outside world.  There’s nothing like the warmth you get from a cozy hoodie on a wintry afternoon!  Featuring realistic folds, gray cuffs, and dangling ties which are hiding behind my hair, this sweatshirt hugs your curves and is long enough to seal out any breeze trying to work its way through.  I love its muted, dusky teal color.  To scoop one up for yourself, journey over to the Justice store and search around for the snowflake hidden somewhere inside.  Since this is a free hunt, you can pick up a fantastic top for just a small investment of your time.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

My hound with a nose for fashion and I are off to see if we can complete the hunt tonight.  I stocked up on Ripley snacks, so we should be good to go.  I sure don’t want to forget them again. Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YourSkin & YourShape Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Vivid Eyes – Night

Hair:  Magika Delight

Top:  Justice Abbie Pull Over (free prize for the Women’s Only Hunt 4 – 0L)

Pose:  Mad Girl Ninjas’ Designs Just Catching Snowflakes (50L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  North

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Timeless Elegance

Waiting by the Tree
Hello Fabulous Readers!  I am popping in with a quick Monday morning post to share with you a Fabulous Find the pupster and I picked up over the weekend.  Yesterday, Ripley donned his tracking harness, and we hit the trail of the Women’s Only Hunt 4, also known as The First Snow Hunt.  This free, grid wide hunt features 50 locations and runs until December 31st.  At Naive, I gave the command, “Find it!” and the pupster’s nose went to work.  Soon enough, we (meaning HE) uncovered the gorgeous Metal Cage Style Top.  There is nothing cage-like about this sleeveless number!  Embellished with swirls of gleaming gold in a filigree pattern, I found it to be graceful and stylish.  The free gift package contained Omega appliers in two color options – the snowy white version I am sporting in my picture, and an equally stunning vivid royal blue.  To me, its timeless elegance called for it to be paired with a full-length maxi skirt, and I think the effect is just magical.  To ward off the chill, I pulled a wrap around my shoulders, and I was ready for an evening out.

I hope you have a wonderful Monday!  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat and Ripley (who is wondering where his Ripley snack is!)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia (includes skin)

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Hope Eyes in Hazel

Hair:  Truth Hair Sugar

Wrap:  White Canvas Templates Over Shoulders Shawl

Top:  Naive Metal Cage Style Top (free prize for Women’s Only Hunt 4 – 0L)

Skirt:  Just Because Elise Maxi Skirt

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  NonStop

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Tiny Pearls of Snow

Evergreen

Hello Fabulous Readers and Happy Sunday to you!  Ripley and I encountered this cute, book-loving duo on the Deciduous sim, and I just had to pose with them to take a snapshot.  Aren’t they both adorable?  Mr. Chippers was busily stuffing his cheeks with Christmas cookies while Peeps was scolding him to save some for a poor, hungry bird.  I do hope there will be at least a few crumbs leftover for him!

White as Newly Fallen Snow

While we were out doing a bit of holiday shopping, the pupster and I paid a visit to Sweet E’s Designs, and I spotted a lovely lacey mini dress on the Midnight Madness board.  Crossing my fingers, I gave it a quick tap, and continued on my way.  The next morning when I logged in, I was thrilled to see an inventory offer, and quickly set to work opening the package.  Nestled inside, I discovered the White Lace Dress I had hoped to win the day before.  I added the Maitreya applier, and presto – the bodice of the dress instantly appeared, hugging my every curve.  With its vertical piping, plunging neckline, and four gleaming buttons, this dress is just so pretty.  I love the loose cuffs that you add to the sleeves that give the outfit a romantic feel.  An optional collar and skirt panel completed the look, but since the temperature dipped quite low in my area today, I decided to remove the skirt panel and don a long, flowing maxi skirt instead.  This gift makes an adorable mini dress, but also does double duty as a beautifully textured top as well!

What’s Included:

  • Appliers for Maitreya, Eve, Omega, Slink and TMP
  • Jacket, shirt and pants layer for classic avatars
  • Sleeves, collar and skirt panel (skirt panel has varieties for mesh and non mesh avatars)

In the Meadow We Can Build a Snowman

Well, Izzie Button actually made the snowmen, and boy are they darling!  Set out under the tree at her shop as a free holiday gift to all, are two adorable pearl snowman earrings, each adorned with a bow tie and top hat.  She also included a texture change HUD so you can alter the hue of the pearls by selecting one of nine color options.  I opted to keep the pearly white tone to coordinate with my top.  You can see them better in my close up photo below.  No group membership is required.  All you need to do is teleport to Izzie’s Mainstore, and look under the tree.  While you’re there, you might want to scoop up the winter blush Serena mentioned in her post {HERE} as well as candy cane eyeliner that Love blogged {HERE}.

Hello Little Snowman

Sad News for Peeps

I don’t know how he managed to do it, but Mr. Chippers stuffed every single cookie from the bench into his cheek pockets.  Poor Peeps!  I promised him that Ripley and I would head over to the farm supply store and pick up some birdseed for him, but I think he was really looking forward to that gingerbread.  Hopefully a full bag of sunflower mix will help to console him.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia (includes skin and make up)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Truth Hair Natalie

Earrings:  Izzie’s Snowman Pearl Earrings (free gift – 0L)

Top:  Sweet E’s Designs White Lace Dress (free Midnight Madness Prize – 0L)

Skirt:  Just Because Elise Maxi Skirt

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Deciduous

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Two Birds on a Fence

Two Birds

Hello there, Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  In the midst of a quiet morning walk, Ripley and I paused to listen to chirping and trills from two feathered friends perched on a rustic fence in the Oh Deer sim.  What a lovely start to our day!

Free as a Bird

Before leaving home, I slipped into my silver Rossi Skinny Jeans, which are a free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group from Alter.  These curve-hugging trousers feature a lovely swirled embellishment on the right thigh that is just so pretty!  The designer also added soft folds at the knees and a frayed hole in one leg.  These jeans have been lovingly worn and are so so comfy!  To pick up a pair for yourself, journey over to Alter, activate your Teleport Hub group tag (10L join fee) and click the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Casual Comfort

My warm Shoulder Sweater from Beck was a 50L Marketplace find that coordinated beautifully with the swirled pattern on my pants.  Its long sleeves and tight knit sheltered me from the chill in the air, while its one-shoulder-bare style added a touch of playfulness.  The sweater itself was comfortably loose, but featured a hemline that fit my waist snugly.  Designed specifically for the Maitreya mesh body, this pullover is a terrific addition to my winter wardrobe.

Well, the pupster and I had better head on home and tackle our “to-do” list.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia [Bento] – (includes skin applier by YS & YS and make up)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Romy (includes hat)

Sweater:  Beck Shoulder Sweater Black for Maitreya (50L on the Marketplace)

Pants:  Alter Rossi Skinny Jeans (free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L to join)

Boots:  Secret Passion Ugg Boots White

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Pose Shop Malcheese (Wall Stand – 50L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Oh Deer

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With Just a Little Bit of Pixie Dust

A Little Bit of Pixie Dust

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I finished unpacking our prizes from the Pixies of Snow Hunt (you can read more about our adventure {HERE}), and discovered this exotic Neva skin from Stargazer Creations.  With cool blue and lavender tones swirled across a lighter blue base, this fantasy-themed skin would be ideal for role play.  I really was impressed by the quality of this free skin, and although it’s not my typical SL look, I really wanted to feature it in a blog post.  The prize box includes a skin layer for classic avatars and an Omega Advanced Applier, which allowed me to easily add the skin to both my Maitreya Lara body and Catwa head.  My picture really doesn’t do justice to Neva’s gorgeous tones and swirls of colors.  If you are planning to do some magical role play, and would like a free skin to start you on your journey, this free hunt gift from Stargazer Creations might be just what you need!  Ripley and I were able to complete the hunt in under an hour, so it won’t cost you a single Linden dollar and just a slight investment of time.

We’re off to find someone in need of a sprinkling of pixie dust.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Skin Applier:  Stargazer Creations Neva (free prize in the Pixies of Snow Hunt0L)

Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Storm

Hair: RunAway Hair Nymph

Outfit:  EverEve Complete Fantasy Outfit (120L on the Marketplace)

Diadem:  *RaMp* Aniron (99L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

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Replenishing Pixie Powers

Reindeer Princess

Hello Fabulouses!  As Ripley and I were out wandering the grid, my canine pal froze, pricked up his ears, tilted his head, then took off running.  Barely managing to keep him in my field of vision, I trailed behind, wondering what in the world had gotten into the pupster this time.  Out of breath, I finally caught up to Rip at the Pennycat sim, where I found him offering a comforting paw to a downcast pixie.  She and the other magical creatures on the sim explained that the Great Pixie of Winter had been weakened in a battle with the Demon of the Sun.  By collecting snowflakes and returning them to the Pixie of Night Snow, we could help the Great Pixie of Winter to recover all three of her powers.  It seemed a simple enough task, and with the promise of some lovely hunt prizes, Ripley and I set to work collecting snowflakes for the Pixies of Snow Hunt.  In just a short amount of time, we were victorious in our mission, and gathered our hunt prizes.  Two of them are featured in tonight’s post.

Reindeer Princess

My gorgeous crimson and white gown set the theme for the outfit I put together for my photo today.  The Aurora Princess Dress is a free gift from Shanti for members of the Shanti Bohemian Shop group.  This stunning strapless dress features a red bodice with contrasting white stitching, and a full paneled, floor length skirt.  In the chilly early winter air, I was grateful for the coordinating wrap draped around my shoulders.   The gift box includes mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL and an alpha layer for classic avatars.  To pick up a copy for yourself, teleport to the shop, activate the group tag (50L join fee) and click the vendor.  The generous designer set out other gifts out for group members, too.

Myster Owl

A “Crown” Atop My Head and a New Found Friend

The free prize box from Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions awarded at the conclusion of the Pixies of Snow Hunt contained two fun accessories to complete my outfit.  Sitting atop my head, the free Winter Stag Antlers added a touch of whimsy and holiday spirit to my otherwise formal attire.  The pale gray color scheme worked well with the winter white sections of my gown.  Every princess needs a trusted advisor or two, and Mr. Wyse, my free shoulder pet (also from Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions)  fit the bill perfectly.  He is just so cute, and is already fast friends with Ripley.  The best part in Ripley’s opinion…. he doesn’t care to munch on Ripley snacks!

More Boxes to Unpack…

I still have more packages to open and hunt prizes to sort through.  It almost looks like Christmas came early to my little homestead.  I think there’s a very good chance Ripley and I will be back soon with another Pixie gift or two.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Tessa

Eyeliner:  Simply Scha Arabic Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Wasabi Pills January Hair

Antlers:  Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions (free gift for the Pixies of Snow Hunt – 0L)

Shoulder Owl:  Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions (free gift for the Pixies of Snow Hunt – 0L)

Dress:  Shanti Aurora Princess Dress (free gift for members of the Shanti Bohemian Shop Group – 0L/50L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Baja Norte

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Across the Kissing Bridge

Down the Road from the Kissing Bridge

Happy Sunday, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I traveled to the Holiday Trace sim today, and the “Kissing Bridge” there reminded me of the home of my childhood.  In rural America,  covered bridges are sometimes referred to as “kissing bridges” or “courting bridges” because the roof overhead offered privacy, and the chance to smooch your significant other, which was said to bring good luck.  Since I didn’t have a significant other along with me, I followed a second tradition from my youth:  one childhood friend told me if I held my breath all the way across the bridge, I’d be granted one wish, so of course, that’s what I tried today!

A Wish for a New Dress……Granted!

Shanti granted my bridge-wish with the Festive Unicorn Dress, which is a free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group.  With a cheery red and white color scheme, this knitted, sleeveless frock features a high collar and rows of white unicorns and hearts.  I just had to smile when I looked at the details in the pattern.  As a girl, I was practically obsessed with horses and unicorns, so it was kind of fitting that the answer to my wish involved these magnificent creatures.  To pick up a copy of this lighthearted gift for yourself, simply journey to Shanti, activate the Teleport Hub Group Tag (10L to join the group), and click the vendor.

What’s Included:

  • Mesh Dress in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars for both the dress and the boots
  • Mesh Tall Boots (not shown in my picture) in XS, S, M, L, XL

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Tessa

Eyeliner:  Simply Scha Arabic Eyeliner (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Wasabi Pills January Mesh Hair

Dress:  Shanti Festive Unicorn Dress (free gift for members of Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)

Boots:  Bax Coen Designs Prestige 2 Boots Red Leather

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Holiday Trace

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The Art of Avoiding the Mall

Crisp Air and a Cozy Sweater

Well hello there, Fabulouses!  I know it’s prime shopping season, and I really should be starting to gradually cross off items on my family members’ wish lists, but I decided to avoid the crowds at the mall the woods were calling us…. so Ripley and I headed for the grove of birch trees at the edge of the forest.  (True confession time…….this time of year where I am in RL, the snowbirds flock to the stores and I dread, dread, dread trying to park and deal with crowds of shoppers).

All Toasty Warm

Although the air was brisk, I was all cozily bundled up in my white woolen sweater, which is part of the latest free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL from Ashmoot Fashion & Beauty.  Over-sized for a comfy fit, the thick yarn shielded me from the early winter wind.  This pullover features a ribbed waistline and soft, realistic folds in the texture.  Also part of the gift set, my rich burgandy mini skirt contrasts beautifully with the creamy hue of my top.  I love the touches of gold in the pattern sprinkled across the background.  Best of all, since the Fab Free group is completely free to join, I picked up this adorable outfit and still kept my holiday shopping budget fully intact!

What’s Included:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Classic (one size available but it includes the alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Maitreya
  • Ebody
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

I Know, I Know…

It’s just going to get more and more crowded out there the longer I wait to hit the stores.  I think I should follow Love’s example and do all my shopping online.  I do need to pick up the ingredients for Ripley Snacks in time to bake for the big holiday.  I plan to make a double batch so we can leave some out for Santa’s reindeer, too.  We’d better hop in the truck and get a move on!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Tessa

Hair:  Truth Hair Elspeth (includes scarf)

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Outfit:  Ashmoot Fashion & Beauty A/W Coll Large Sweater and Skirt (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  an lar [poses]

Sim:  Private Location

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My Heart Will Go On

Right Here Waiting...

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Since Ripley and I had such good luck with our last hunt (you can see my post {HERE}), we decided to hit the trail again.  We came away with this strappy beauty, which is a Sexy Christmas Hunt prize from Waffles.  In a rich shade of crimson, my Flame Crepe gown hugged all my curves and fell to ground level where it flared gracefully at my feet.   I felt so sleek and elegant in this frock!  It features a back that dips low, as well as a dramatic neckline, yet keeps you covered in all the right places.  The prize package, which costs only 1 little Linden dollar, includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.  To pick up this dress for yourself, journey over to Waffles, and search for the red phrase “sexy” somewhere in the store.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus

Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Tessa

Eyeliner:  Yokami Catwa Eyeliners [Catwa Applier]

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya

Jewelry:  Cae Sorrow Collection

Dress:  Waffles Sexy Christmas Gown Flame Crepe (prize for The Sexy Christmas Hunt – 1L)

Heels:  KC Couture Cinzia Pumps (75L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Apple Spice Poses

Sim:  Yorkshire

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Snow Flurries Under a PaperMoon

Let it Snow

Hello Fabulous Readers!  One of the hardest things to adjust to when I moved south in RL was a “snowless” holiday.  For the first few years, it just didn’t seem the same without cold weather and white flakes drifting down.  Now, I’m not sure how I would adjust to the bitter temperatures I grew up with, and the RL Ripley has never even seen snow.  Would he gaze up in wonder and dig like mad in the white stuff like his SL version does?  One of these days, we will have to make the trip up to the mountains to see.

We Go Together Like Winter and a Sweater

My adorable knitted dress and shrug are a free gift from PaperMoon Creations for their group members.  Since the group has a 0L join fee, I was able to scoop up this set completely for free!  I love the cheery combination of white and red.  You can pair the two pieces together as I have done in my snapshot, or wear them separately.  The dress features a high neckline, spaghetti shoulder straps and a white Nordic-style border below the waistline.  With a slightly faded hue, the texture in the frock is well done, and looks like real yarn.  The open weave of the shrug allowed the top of the dress to peek through, but also provided welcome warmth down my arms.  I didn’t try pairing it with other tops/dresses, but since it can be donned by itself, it could be added to your separates collection for added versatility.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

Eight other past free group gifts are still on the wall for members to scoop up, so if you haven’t visited PaperMoon Creations before, here’s a chance to add a whole collection of free outfits to your wardrobe.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliners [Catwa Applier]

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Hazel

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Dakota

Dress and Shrug:  PaperMoon Creations Knitted Dress and Top (free November gift for members of the PaperMoon Creations Group – 0L/0L to join)

Boots:  Bax Coen Designs Prestige 2 Boots Red Leather

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd (old gacha prize)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Pryde

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