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Snow Day

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REALLY? This couldn’t have happened during the work week?

Today was the first snow of the year and it HAD to happen on the weekend. Just my luck! I decided to make snowmen out of lemonade snow. I put on the Gray Desert Sweater and Cargo Pants I happened to find at B&T Mesh Studio while making my way through the Peace on Earth Hunt. As always all the gifts on this hunt are FREE.

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One of Carson’s little helpers tipped me off about a great gift on the KittyCatS Advent Board. December 3rd’s gift is a pair of blue and gray SL Balance Shoes made by Hoorenbeek. Have no fear that December 3rd has passed. The gift is still available as are all the gifts revealed so far. The advent board is FREE, no group to join.

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Also found on the Peace on Earth Hunt was this FREE Peace on Earth Winter Scene from PixelArt Pose Props.  This prop comes with several animations for the swing and building a snowman. Here’s to hoping the next snow will score me a day off of work.

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Carson is wearing …

Outfit – B&T Mesh Studio – Gray Desert Sweater and Cargo Pants  – Peace on Earth Hunt 9 FREE $0L

Shoes –  Hoorenbeek SL Balance Shoes – @ KittyCatS Advent Board FREE $0L

Skin – Belleza – Shawn N/A (circa 2010)

Hair – Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Poses – PixelArt Pose Props – Peace on Earth Winter Scene –  Peace on Earth Hunt 9 FREE $0L

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And Pajamas Too!

Pajamas

This one’s a quickie!

Advent Calendars are well on there way, so this one’s a quickie to get you started on 24 days of hair! Alice project has out their advent calendar again this year. You can pick up a FREE to all hair each day in natural colors with stripes in it. The free to all gift includes a hud that will give you “holiday” stripes of red and green or “frosty” stripes of blue. You can pick up the gift each day for FREE. If you miss a day, don’t fret, you can pick up previous days for just 50L each.

If you are an Alice Project Group VIP member (membership is 750L) you get an additional gift. This gift is the same hair but has a silver or gold (your choice) set of streaks in it. These can be picked up any day during the advent season.

The hair pictured above is called Amarys and will be out for a few more hours before a fresh FREE hair is set out. Be sure to pick it up!

And Pajamas too!

I stopped by Graffitiwear because every girl needs holiday pajamas! I picked these up as the free group gift. The group is just 5 little linden to join and this gift includes sizes for:

  • Classic mesh avatars XXS – L
  • TMP
  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Physique and Hourglass
  • Belleza – Isis, Freya, and Venus

Now I’m all set for a holiday morning under the tree! And you will be too with your new goodies!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier (featured at Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Alice Project – Amarys – Frosted Stripes (Free for the Advent Calendar till later today – 50L after)
Pajamas – Graffitiwear – 2016 Joy Jammies (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 5L to Join)

Sim Location – Sugartown

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Adventing We Will !gO!

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Hey Fabulouses! I am stopping by super fast tonight with a quick snapshot and a flash of news to let you know about a cute advent prize I picked up today at !gO!. As this is an advent gift, it is only available today (12/3/16).

Day 3 Advent @ !gO!:

Today only, you can slap on your !gO! VIP tag (50L to join) and pick up the Valentine Collared Coat for free under the tree.  You just have to dig your way through the numbered tags to find #3!  I actually picked these pants up yesterday – as the day 2 advent prize at !gO! and thought I would never need a pair of green and white striped pants, but when I saw this jacket – it all came together and I love the way it looks.

Enjoy your evening and happy adventing!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee (featured @ Uber)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Feronia
Jacket – !gO! Valentine Coat (free group advent / day 3 / 50L to join)
Pants – !gO! Valentine Pants (was Day 2… no longer available for free)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – The Enchanted Isle

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The FabFree December 2016 Advent Listing!

2016 Advent List

The Fabulously Free in SL Advent Listing is massive this year with approximately 50 confirmed sites! Although this is a continual month long process with the addition of new calendars popping up almost daily (with the help of Astrid – ty dear!), I have it updated and ready for you to view.

Not sure what an advent is? Visit the Advent page and learn all about it.  You’ll find tons of free gifts and affordable offers every day until Christmas!  I have placed a handy button on the top right hand side of the blog so you can find the list easily each day.  You’ll find it below our Group Gift Listing and above the Photo Challenge Info!

Happy adventing!!


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Winter Love Special At Alice Project

Snapshot_006Good news for you free hair loving ladies!!  Every day until February 14th – Alice Project will have a free hair and a free group gift hair available sort of like an advent!  Today’s free hairstyle is Sabina as shown in my photo.  The non-group free to everyone gift comes with the Frosted Stripes and Lovely Naturals colour huds. Pretty much, they are naturals (black, brown, red, blonde and white) with red and pink added.

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If you join their inworld group, you can pick up the Frosted Shimmers HUD as well which is the same naturals type hud with gold and silver added!

Don’t stress if you miss a day, you can purchase the previous days for 50L each.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Annie
Head Applier – Lara Hurley Laura
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee

Hair – Alice Project Sabina (free / 0L / Winter Love non-group gift)
Shirt – BUENO Elles Sweater (88L / @ Collabor88)
Pose by Le Poppycock

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A Thousand Snowy Stars

“Star light, Star bright… first star I see tonight…”

I’m not usually one for making wishes or resolutions, but with New Year’s Eve nearly here, I thought maybe I should be thinking on it. It snowed heavily where I live. Ice too. The storms put much of my sleepy city to a stand still… and while there is always a beauty to such things, there is also a definite danger. I resolve to be thankful for all I have — a warm bed being one of those things.

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There are just two days left till New Years, and also just a few days left to pick up your Peace on Earth prizes. The hunt ends January 9th. If you stop by Baboom you can get this amazing Snowy Dress for FREE. It comes in one piece and all the standard sizes and has a lovely lustrous effect I just loved. Well worth the stop. Don’t delay! Get to hunting those globes!

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If you didn’t find it… there are just two days left to enjoy the Winter Gacha Festival which ends December 31st. I picked up my lovely hair called Hosanna by [e] elikatira for a mere 50L per spin.

And last but not least… one final reminder! If you haven’t picked up your goodies from the Chop Zuey advent… hurry over there ASAP! They are all still out for the pickings, but I’m not sure how much longer you’ll be able to enjoy the gifts. My simply stunning A Thousand Stars Set pictured above (it includes a texture change necklace, bracelet, earrings, and barrettes) was one of the group advent gifts, yours FREE with your group tag (350L to join). So hurry before you miss out!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Glam Affair – Elvi – Fairy 02 A
Hair – [e] elikatira – Hosanna (50L per spin @ The Winter Gacha Festival) – ends December 31!
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes Starfall
Dress – Baboom Snowy Dress for POE8 (0L/FREE/Peace on Earth Hunt Gift) – ends January 9th!
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – a Thousand Stars Texture Change Set (0L/FREE Advent Group Gift/350L to Join Group)

Pose by Label Motion

Sim Location – Kalamata

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Enjoying the Holiday Grind

The holiday grind has not gotten to me yet… in fact today I’m enjoying it! Gothmas style! Though I admit, I did wake up early to make pancakes. Does it count as Gothic if I made the pancakes in the shape of little bats and “colored” them with Nutella to get them to look right? I know my daughter was certainly thrilled!

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Speaking of the holiday grind… the Radio Grind has everything you need for a Gothmas! Or just for a Gothic day… or steampunk (it could qualify for that with the right decor). Either way, I stopped by the Cart Sale again, and made away like a banshee!

The Radio Grind has me dressed up in style in this Storypunk Wonderland Red dress. It is mesh with lots of sizing choices to fit your avatar… and at only 10L for such fabulous details? I fell in love!

If red isn’t your thing, don’t worry! This same gorgeously detailed dress was at the cart in two other colors for the same low price, one of which was a soft floral blue, pretty enough for the spring days to come.

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So it’s the holiday. Merry Gothmas and Happy Holidays (all of them) and good cheer for the New Year! Are you loving my set? Me too! Would you believe that this AMAZING skybox is only 10L at the Radio Grind cart at the Cart Wash Sale?!

The skull throne and curtain were included details from Radio Grind skybox, though I did toss down a few things of my own for this picture. You can get the Glyphic Circle by Nocturne Creations from the Marketplace for only 50L. It is animated and scripted to turn, and only 3 prim when you set it down.

I also set George out again. He joined me once before in a long ago post. My hellpup is a sweet Gacha prize you can get in store from Sweet Thing. It is just a touch over our 75L limit, but I had to share him with you! For just 80L per spin you can get a chance at this cute pup — either in holdable or the “plop” option shown. And he comes in lots of classic Gothic styles!

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Last, but certainly not least, I hope you are still making all of your advent stops! Many stores are finishing off with grand finales today! My lovely little Kiss Me Holly stick pin is by Chop Zuey and is FREE with your group tag (350L to join). This advent is generous indeed in that there are 12 days of group only gifts (the group is 350L to join) with a men’s side and women’s side (so 24 gifts total there alone) PLUS an additional completely FREE advent with 12 days of FREE gifts too! And the advents for this store are open the full time so if you miss a day you can still get all the gifts. Be sure to pick them all up before they are gone!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Essences – Quinta05 *medium01* brunette
Hair – +Spellbound+ – Lux
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Dress – The Rebakery/Radio Grind – Storypunk Wonderland Dress in Red (10L at the Cart Wash Sale)
Stickpin – Chop Zuey – Kiss Me Holly Stick Pin (0L/FREE/350L Group join Advent)
Ring – Chop Zuey – Mahalo Ring, Women’s
Shoes – Azoury – Naiade – Wood/Black
Pose in picture 1 by Lorien
Pose in pictures 2 & 3 by Radio Grind Throne

Set and Props:
Skybox – The Rebakery/Radio Grind – Into the Madness Queen’s Ball (10L at the Cart Wash Sale)
Throne and Curtain – Included with the Radio Grind skybox
Glyph Circle – Nocturne Creations – Glyphic Circle (50L on the Marketplace)
Dog – Sweet Thing & darkend Stare – The Zombie Hellpup (80L per spin Gacha in store)
Candles – .aisling. – Candles /black/

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A Little Summer in the Winter

I think Love’s mood of needing a minute away from the Holiday rush may be catching.

A little Summer in the Winter

I love this time of year but after all the snow and reindeer and Santa red… I needed some Summer. And isn’t that one of the niftiest things about Second Life… Summer, or Spring or Fall when ever you want it.

I found my “Off” day outfit at the Wash Cart Sale at JK Style’s cart. This is the “Janet” outfit. Not only do you get the sweater and the jeans AND the boots for the 10L price tag. But you also get a HUD to change the color of the sweater to one of five colors. That’s a pretty sweet deal. The outfit comes with alphas for the boots and the top and the sweater comes in the standard Mesh sizes XS-L.

Even as I’m complaining about the Holiday rush, I’m taking advantage of the fantastic Christmas Advent at KittyCats. These are the  “Frost” Hoop earring from Swear, Lapoint & Bastchild. Long name… great earrings. These large hoops come with a HUD to change the metal, the bead and the charm. All told that’s six metals, five beads and four charms.

A Little Summer in the Winter

My equine companion for my escape comes from Come Soon Poses. This is Gacha machine #4  located just outside the shop and it’s a tiny 25L to play. “Best Friends” comes with the horse and pose and a huge fully build complete scene.

Tomorrow, I’ll get back to Christmas….

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Nails Slink mesh Casual Hands + Basic Nail HUD
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hair- [monso] – Min

Outfit – JK Style – Janet Outfit – (10L as part of the Wash Cart Sale)

Earrings – Swear, Lapoint & Bastchild – Frost Hoop Earrings –  (FREE/0L/KittyCats Advent Calendar )

Pose – Come Soon Poses – Best Friends – (25L per play Gacha)

 

 

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Giving You The Gold Shoulder ;-)

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Happy Wednesday! In the spirit of the holidays, I planned to post something bright and colorful. However, wouldn’t you know it? I found something fantastic in black instead! Black is, of course, the official color of Men’s clothes in Second Life (a fact that I readily make fun of often). Sometimes, though, an item comes along too sharp-looking to be ignored, and this is one of those cases.

The Serious Shirt is this month’s free group gift from American Bazaar. It is a seriously handsome shirt combo, with the black shirt, tie and a nicely textured sweater all integrated into a sweet piece of Mesh! It is offered in Five sizes for an easy fit, and the black-on-black look and great style suits my taste to a tee. Well done, American Bazaar. Thank you for a fantastic free gift!

There is a Christmas tree at The Cosmopolitan Sales Room decorated with festive stockings which are filled with a variety of free gifts. Among them you will find the Fashion Shades from Yasum that I am wearing in the above picture. There are versions for both male and female avies. Plus, they come with a hud giving you a choice of six frame textures and four lens textures. These shades are quite stylish and the hud options make them versatile as well.

Last (but certainly not least!), there are several free gifts over at Swank Events. The one that really screamed, “Pick me up!” was a shoulder pet, of all things. I have never blogged a shoulder pet before so for it to catch my eye, you know it is something special. Heth Haute Couture has created Cosima The King of Couture – Shoulder Pet, a brilliant gold figure with bright diamond eyes. Highly detailed right down to the little crown, it is an impressive piece of work to be sure. I usually don’t wear shoulder pets. I doubt most guys do, but this is definitely eye catching and it could be just the right detail to finish off a fun outfit.

That’s it for now. With the holiday season upon us, I hope your lives are filled with joy and love. If you can’t have that, then try comfort and lust. That doesn’t sound too bad either. However things work out, best wishes to you and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Serious Shirt – American Bazaar The Serious Shirt (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shades – Yasum Fashion Shades (free gift / 0L / @ The Cosmopolitan Sales Room)
Shoulder Pet – Heth Haute Couture Cosima, The King of Couture (free gift / 0L / @ Swank Events)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Argrace Glide (Dark Brown)
Eyes – Inkheart Candy Eyes in Caramel (1L Candy Cane Hunt Prize / 1L )
Note – The Candy Cane Hunt ends on December 25th and was previously blogged here.

 

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Snow Angel

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I once had a mentor in my life give me a little gold stick pin that said we all had guardian angels in our lives. This gift from Paris Metro reminded me a bit of the sweet nostalgia I felt the other day when I found that small gift tucked away in my jewelry box.

This lovely gift from Paris Metro is FREE with your FREE group join, and you can get it by stopping by the main store to pick it up there. It includes system and applier layers for Belleza, Slink, and Omega, a flexi skirt, sculpted belt and back bow, the wings shown, and a beautiful lead glass ornament (not shown).

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Lazui has also put out a set of beautiful new gifts for their group members in the form of this Renata Emeralds Set. For your 250L group join fee, you can get two different necklaces, both bracelets, and two earring styles all FREE. Lazuri is generous about giving out regular gifts, so don’t let the fee deter you.

My lovely Snow Queen pose is an advent gift from Eternal Dream Poses. Yes, the advents are still going on and it’s not too late to get in on some of the advent generosity! To get this pose you have two options, pay 10L if you are short on group space (a tiny fee for such a beautiful pose) or join the group for 200L and get all the advent gifts FREE — plus gifts for the rest of the year as well! The snowflake in the picture I have tinted to gold, but it was originally blue (tinted from white). It’s modifiable, so you can tint it whatever color you like to fit your snowy scene.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya
Hands – Slink
Skin – Essences – Storm TDRFusion02 pale02 *blonde*
Hair – [Runaway] Margaery Hair
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Gown – Paris Metro Couture: Circle of Love Gown with Appliers (0L/FREE/FREE Group Join)
Jewelry – Lazuri – Fenata Emeralds Bracelets, Stud Earrings, and Necklace (0L/FREE/250 Group Join)
Pose by Eternal Dreams Poses – Snow Queen 04b (10L advent Gift OR FREE with 200L group join Fee)

Sim Location – My Magic Winter

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