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Tending the Info Hub

Tending the Hub

 Sprucing it Up..

I’m putting a shine on the FabFree Info Hub to have it look it’s best for the start of The Wash Cart Sale for all the visitors to the sim looking for great deals on some fabulous items.  While she is out shopping I thought I’d give the flowers a much needed drink. I didn’t mind that she was browsing the carts without me, because I snuck out early and picked up a few items on my own. Shhhh… Don’t tell her.

Autumn Attire..

There are so many great finds for 10L and 50L. I purchased the Quilted and Fleeced Wide Pants, Pullover and Matching Scarf from Dark Water Designs for just 10L. This outfit comes in several colors each just $10L.

Adding some Color…

I felt that the Info Hub needed some much needed color so I purchased both the Southfork Plant Stand and the Southfork Tough Planter Set from Low Prim Living for just 10L each. The Tough Planter comes with a watering can and an animation to give those thirsty plants a drink. You can also change the flowers in the trough to suit almost any design choice. And don’t forget to check out the gachas , the yard sale and oh yeah, the FREE gifts to celebrate the Cart Sale’s 10th anniversary! The Wash Cart Sale is on now until November 1st.

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Outfit: Dark Water Designs – Quilted and fleeced wide leg pants, pullover and matching scarf @ The Wash Cart Sale (10L)

Garden Decor: Low Prim Living – Southfork Trough Planter Set @ The Wash Cart Sale (10L)
Garden Decor: Low Prim Living – Southfork Plant Stand Set @ The Wash Cart Sale (10L)

Sim: FabFree Info Hub @ The Wash

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New Fabulously Free in SL Group Gifts: Deadly Nightshade & TIAR

Hey there Fabulouses! Two of our Fabulous Designers have updated their FabFree Group Gifts this week – Check them out below!!

Deadly Nightshade – Added 10/11/17

Tiar (adult sim – Take the MM Board Teleport at the landing point) – Added 10/11/17

How to grab your gifts!

To pick up these group gifts, you will need to have your Fabulously Free in SL inworld group tag activated (It’s free to join!).  To join the group, copy and past the following link into local chat in your SL viewer and click the link in local chat – secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about

There are three ways to keep an eye on our growing list of free group gifts:

  1. Click the Group Gifts Listing Button at the top right hand side of the blog.
  2. Watch for the inworld group notices.
  3. Visit our inworld Fabulously Free in SL Info Hub and click the listing on the sign by the gift table.


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I’m a MONSTER!

I'm a Monster!

Morning runs are all about comfort..

The past few morning have been a bit chillier than the summer like temperatures I was experiencing a week ago.  But the drop in degrees haven’t deterred me from my morning strolls. I just have to dress a bit differently. I’ve said goodbye to the shorts and t-shirts and hello to the pullovers and long pants. My workout look today comes by way of the Men Only Hunt 10. My KossKoff Crew Sweater is the hunt prize at Fe Style.  I found the Dana Dot Pants at *AGATA*, because comfort is the key factor in workout wear. I’m keeping my neck warm in the Fluffy Scarf, the MOH10 gift from ::K::.

Updated Gifts…

One of my all time favorite group gifts are the Vasiforms sneakers at Vale Koer . They have updated their group gift to the V-3 Trainers. Just like the previous group gift. These shoes come with a texture HUD that makes the color combinations virtually endless. I plan on getting a lot of mileage out of these shoes!

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt: Fe Style – KossKoff Crew Sweater (Men’s Only Hunt 10 FREE / 0L)
Pants: *AGATA* – Dana Dot Pants (Men’s Only Hunt 10 FREE / 0L)
Shoes: Vale Koer – V-3 Trainers (Group Gift / 0L / 0L to join)
Accessory: ::K:: – Fluffy Scarf (Men’s Only Hunt 10 FREE / 0L)

Pose: Embody Boot Camp 3  (on Marketplace   29L)

Sim: The Mill

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And Now… A Moment of Zen

And Now... A Moment of Zen

 

Tai Chi with some Chai Tea…

Getting centered is now part of my daily avocation and nothing goes better together than Tai Chi and a cup of Chai Tea afterwards. I needed to be at total peace to put on a new avatar to model for you today (I get nervous I will never get my usual body back on correctly). I found the Robert Bento Mesh Fullbody Avatar at Altamura for FREE on the Men Only Hunt 10. I recommend you pick this up even if you make no other stops on this hunt. I kept the avatar in it’s unpackaged condition (no appliers) so you can see what you are getting. I was impressed with a couple of things, one being the facial movements of the Bento head, and the other being the alpha HUD.

Accessorizing the New Look…

I used some other items from the MOH10 to give “Robert” his own personal flair. Bad Hair Day provided the Irusu Hair as their hunt gift. Avi-Glam‘s gift is the Cold Day Eyes. To cover my “bits”, I put on the Brian Boxers, the gift that can be found at Alter. This gift includes a HUD that lets you select from five different colors. I accessorized with the Rage Nose Piercing, the hunt prize found at LouLou&Co & BeBop . And.I also put on the Knight Cross Necklace, found at etham.  Did I mention that all the gifts I just mentioned are FREE? The pose today is also a FREE gift on the MOH10. Grafica provided as a gift the Gwrido pose set.

May you find your inner peace today.

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Carson is wearing…

Avatar: Altamura – Robert Bento Mesh Fullbody Avatar (Men Only Hunt 10 FREE / 0L)
Hair Bad Hair Day – Irusu (Men Only Hunt 10 FREE / 0L)
Eyes:  Avi-Glam – Cold Day Eyes (Men Only Hunt 10 FREE / 0L)
Sleepwear: Alter – Brian Boxers (Men Only Hunt 10 FREE / 0L)
Accessory: etham – Kight Cross Necklace (Men Only Hunt 10 FREE / 0L)
Accessory: LouLou&Co & BeBop – Rage Nose Piercing (Men Only Hunt 10 FREE / 0L)

Pose: Grafica – Gwrido 1 mirror (Men Only Hunt 10 FREE / 0L)

Sim: Follow Your Bliss

CarsonCaibentag


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Fab Free Designer of the Week – 10/07/2017 – Chop Zuey

Chop Zuey
Hello Hello Fab Free’rs! I hope everyone has had a great week. This week’s designer for the designer of the week post is none other than Chop Zuey. First, I want to tell you that the Chop Zuey main store is HUGE! There is every type of male and female jewelry imaginable within the elegant walls of this posh jewelry shop. The styles range from pretty everyday pieces to high fashion and detailed wedding sets. As you browse this enormous store, you’ll notice there are elegant little sitting areas near the windows where you can stop and admire the surroundings. The water feature with the statue pictured above is toward the back of the shop. It’s in this area that you’ll find the information boards and the Chop Zuey gift cards. They are set up near a pink flowery tree.
Chop Zuey Gifts & Info
If you move from the above pictured water feature at Chop Zuey back toward the center of the store, and another large beautiful fountain, you’ll find some FREE gifts for both men and women, the most recent Chop Zuey  male and female group gifts, and the exclusive Fab Free Group Gift. You may recognize a few of the Chop Zuey gifts from Astrid’s “Eclipse” post  and her “Hello Summer” post. The Chop Zuey group gifts do require a Chop Zuey group tag, the group is 350 linden to join.  Pictured above, the pink pearl headband is FREE to all Fabulously Free in SL group members. The Fab Free group is always FREE to join. So if you’re looking for a special gift for your significant other or you need something sparkly for that new outfit, you’ll definitely want to check out Chop Zuey. Don’t forget to pick up the FREE gifts and of course the fantastic Fab Free gift! Happy Shopping everyone!


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One Enchanted Evening

Dance of a Lifetime

Photo by Carson Caiben… What can I say? His was better…

Hello there Fabulouses!  Ready for a night of romance, enchantment and freebies?  A little while back, Fab Reader Pepper sent me a notecard inworld to let me know that there is a new Ballroom on the grid  called The Regency Ballroom and they have three gifts placed out for visitors.  Two gifts for women, and one for the men!  It took me a little bit to get to it, but when I did, I was very pleased with what I found.

For The Ladies:

There are two gifts for the ladies!  One you can pick up as a free group gift for joining The Regency Ballroom inworld group, and they other is simply priced at 0L.

  1. Shoenique Designs is offering their Zorenta Red Gown as a free group gift with a free group join.  This beautiful gown is sprinkled in sparkles and is sure to set the tone for an enchanted evening.   Sizes included are Slink, Belleza, Maitreya & Fitmesh.  There are also a couple of flexi prim skirt additions added into the folder, but I preferred it without – your call!
  2. J&W Jewellers has a matching Jewelry Set out as a freebie (priced at 0L).  This set is called The Secret of Jade Collection and includes a necklace, earrings and bracelet featuring rubies and diamonds to go with your new red gown!

For The Guys:

As Carson is displaying, the guys can pick up the Shoenique Designs Millennium Men’s Tuxedo as a free group gift for joining The Regency Ballroom inworld group.  It comes complete with shoes and the red rose boutonniere.

Thank you for contacting me with this great tip, Pepper! 😉

NOTE:  Formal attire is required at the ballroom!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  TRUTH Xia
Dress – Shoenique Designs Zorenta Red Gown (free group gift / 0L / free to join @ The Regency Ballroom)
Jewelry – J&W Jewellers The Secret of Jade Collection (free / 0L @ The Regency Ballroom)

Carson is wearing …

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Outfit: Shoenique Designs Millennium Men’s Tuxedo (free group gift / 0L / free to join @ The Regency Ballroom)

Pose – CKEY Dance With Me
Sim –  The Regency Ballroom

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Waiting for Sailors

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The ships will all be coming in this week and I’m waiting for a special sailor to make it back from their tour. Thanks to things like mobile towers and face-time I don’t have to miss my sailor friends completely, but seeing them in person is a different thing entirely! But once upon a time, reunions with loved ones who were out at sea for months at at time with little communication were a different thing indeed! These special vintage gifts from The Vintage Hunt, and a trip to the 1920’s New York sim reminded me of that!

Standard Vintage Fair

Be sure to stop by Loordes of London right now and get in on some of the amazing hunts that this shop is participating in. You won’t regret it. I picked up this 1L dress called the Victorian Standard as part of The Vintage Hunt. Just hunt down the little yellow umbrella and this gorgeous mesh dress is yours. It comes in classic mesh sizes XXS – L and includes an alpha if you need it. It’s all one piece, but is highly detailed with excellent texturing. I paired it with black boots for a classic feel.

Is the news in yet?

I picked up another great Vintage Hunt gift from Ashmoot. For just 1L you get two gifts at Ashmoot… these vintage sunglasses (they are resizable) and the vintage radio you see in my hand (I’m anxiously awaiting news of the returning sailors!). The radio gift includes two radios. You’ll get a no-prose prop radio that you can hold using a pose of  your own OR even rezz out in your home because its only 1 prim! PLUS you’ll get a radio that has a pose that will work with your animation override. I used the no-pose radio and added it to my own pose in the picture above.

Happy Hunting! And here is to all those with friends, family, and loved ones who are sailors!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Bad Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Elikatira – Katharine
Sunglasses & Radio – Ashmoot – Acc CoLL_Vintage Sunglasses and Acc CoLL_Vintage Radio (1L for The Vintage Hunt)
Dress – Loordes of London – The Victorian Standard (1L for The Vintage Hunt)
Boots – Silvan Moon Designs & The White Armory – Cheema D’ali Boots in Black

Sim Location – 1920s New York

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The Perfect Pause

The Perfect Pause

October – the perfect pause between summer and winter.  I have always loved the crisp, cool days of October…..the beauty of the hills, the fallen leaves dancing in the breeze, and the hint of wood smoke in the air.  Although it signaled the close of summer, it also marked the end of the dreaded ragweed season that plagued my childhood.  Luckily, I now live in a part of the country where I don’t have to worry about sneezing and sniffling through the end of summer, nevertheless, I think I will always treasure autumn.

These Boots are Made For…

…traipsing through the leaves.  One thing I especially appreciated about the arrival of fall was pulling out cool weather clothing, and, of course, shopping for new favorites!  I recently discovered these amazing, over-the-knee Alanis boots, which are a free gift from Hilly Haalan for members of the Hilly Haalan Fashions group.  I opted for a basic black hue, but could have also used the texture-change Hud to select solid brown or a floral pattern in gray or yellow-gold.  With realistic wrinkles, and a figure-hugging fit, this pair of high heeled footwear will keep my feet and legs toasty and stylishly warm, well into late autumn.

Avatar Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh Classic Avatar (includes alpha layer)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Sassy Sleeveless Frock

As part of Fifty5 Thursday, I scooped up this belted Gabriella dress at BlackRose Fashion for only 75L.  With a sexy slit in the side, and a plunging neckline, this tailored, sophisticated dress showed off my curves.  It, too, comes with a texture-change HUD, which makes it a versatile addition to any wardrobe.  The special offering will be available only through Sunday, so if you love this dress as much as I do, don’t hesitate to TP on over to the shop.  The sale boards are located to the left of the main service desk in the center of the store.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Mask
  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

Ripley and I are thrilled that we made it to Fall Break, and look forward to extra free time to discover some budget-friendly Fabulous Finds to share with you all.  First, though, we have to survive tire shopping for the old truck… Fun times!  I just hope I can convince the pupster not to christen the tires right away.  I want them looking pretty for at least a few days.  Wish me luck!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Argrace Karin (new release)

Necklace:  Cae Harper Necklace

Arm Circlet: Just Because Elegant Arm Cuff (free gift for members of Just Because Clothing group – 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  BlackRose Fashion Gabriella Dress (75L just for Fifty5 Thursday Sale – only until Sunday)

Boots:  Hilly Haalan Alanis boots (free gift for members of Hilly Haalan Fashions group 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim: Countryside

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Ghost Hunter

Ghost Hunter

A Hunting We Will Go

Hello fabulous readers! The weekend is almost here, and I am sooo glad!

SL Halloween season is in full-swing, so I decided to take a break from RL work to do a little hunting. But boy, I had no idea what I was getting myself into!

An Easy Find

Thankfully, my first find didn’t require much any hunting at all. I just popped into the store and grabbed it, and you can too! Just head over to S@BBiA and join the FREE in-world group to snap up this festive outfit.

The Halloween Gift includes the SleeveRibbon Dress, which is a one-size-fits-all mesh dress with an alpha layer. The pumpkin-orange booties are included and are sized for Maitreya and Slink medium/mid feet. They even come with a texture-change HUD to change the socks from purple and black to white and black or remove them completely.

Level of Difficulty = 11

And now for something completely different!

One of my favorite nail designers, Hello Dave, is holding a HUGE hunt on the Moochie sim. My hunting gear – the flashlight and cute bag – are both from the Halloween Hunt 2017 information kit. To get yours, head over to the Hello Dave main store and click the sign. You don’t even have to be a member of the in-world group to participate.

The information folder includes:

  • a flashlight
  • 8 different trick-or-treat bags
  • a map of Moochie so you won’t get lost like I did
  • a notecard list of all the hunt items you must find
  • a clickable HUD to help you keep track of your finds

I’ve done some difficult hunts in my day, but wow, this one is hard! There are 42 different items to find (yes, you read that right), and don’t even bother trying to cheat with an area search because the hunt items have all been renamed. Some are easy to find, and some are… well, let’s just say, after 4 days, I’m still looking for them. :-/

If you hang in there and find all the hunt items, you will receive some awesome prizes:

  1. 20 Exclusive Hello Dave nail palettes, compatible with Maitreya, Omega, Slink, Vista, Belleza, and Empire.
  2. 500L store credit to spend at Hello Dave.
  3. Your name, immortalized on the blood board of WINNERS for all to see.

Since I haven’t found all 42 hunt items yet, I can’t show you any of the prizes. But I wanted to make you aware of this hunt so you can get an early start. Trust me, you’ll need it!

One piece of advice: make sure you allow plenty of time for everything to completely rez. I found that each time I went back to the sim, new items showed up, and I was able to find more.

Hello Dave Halloween Hunt 2017

Even if you don’t finish the hunt, the Halloween-themed Moochie sim is a lot of fun to explore and enjoy (although, a bit laggy at times), with plenty of scenic spots for photos.

On a side note: Hello Dave is also participating in the “SL’s Top Haunted Places Hunt,” so be on the lookout for a little gift box that you just might stumble across without trying (I did!). You can grab an info notecard in the store, and there’s a hint-giver at the Halloween Hunt landing spot.

Happy (haunted) hunting!  😈

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May 3.0
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Pia (featured at Kustom9)
Body: Slink Physique
Hair/Hat: Wasabi Pills Malin (100L on sale)
Dress & Shoes: S@BBiA Halloween Gift (group gift / free to join)
Tights: Izzie’s Sheer Tights Applier
Flashlight & Bag: Hello Dave Halloween Hunt 2017 Kit (free gift / 0L)
Pose: ILAYA Anastasia
Location: All Hallows at Moochie

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Full Moon Fever

Full Moon Fever

Moonlight Feels Right…

There is something about the light of a full moon that just brings out… the animal in me. All I want to do is go out and run and hunt and howl at the moon. It must be in the genes. I’m not sure why I wake up the next morning all bloody, but I always feel like I had a good time…

A Howling Combination…

Today’s look are two FREE group gifts from CS Tattoo. Both the Bloody Polo Shirt and Spider Fade Shorts are FREE to group members and the group is FREE to join. The shirt and pants come fitted for the following body types:

  • ADAM
  • Aesthetic
  • Jake
  • Signature
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Mesh Sizes XS-XL

As part of the Bump in the Night Hunt, Darkmatter has provided the Half Wolf Mask as a hunt gift (also included in the gift is a Half Lizard Mask, not shown). You can find the hunt item and pay just 1L for the gift or if you just want the gift without looking, you can pay 25L at the hint sign location. The Bump in the Night Hunt runs through October 31st.

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt: CS Tattoo – Bloody Polo Shirt (Group Gift / 0L / 0L to join)
Shorts: CS Tattoo – Spider Fade Shorts (Group Gift / 0L / 0L to join)
Mask:  Darkmatter – Wolf Half Mask  (Bump in the Night Hunt 1L /25L)

Pose: Reel Poses – Pack 08 – 01

Sim: Private
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