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Tired Santa

Gizza Christmas Gift Male

Just settling in for a long Winter’s nap….

I truly forgot how hectic it was blogging all the free gifts in December. I’m wore out! Beat! Bushed! I’m still in my FREE group gift from Gizza, the Christmas Jacket w/ Cardigan from when Serena and I found the perfect Christmas tree.  My Santa Pants came from the Santa Goes to Gor outfit by Kitty Creations that I picked up at The Wash Cart Sale for just $10L. My Red Sneakers are the FREE group gift from Vale KoerIf you want a different color, attach the color change HUD and pick the look you want. Both the GIZZA and Vale Koer groups are FREE to join!

My Christmas Loot…

I think I made out pretty well this year. Some of the items  have been shown previously by Love [HERE]. Also, because of the nature of Advents and free Christmas goodies, some of these Items may no longer be available. Now I can slow down and ACTUALLY do what I told Love when I started… 1 or 2 posts a week (or more).

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: Gizza – Male Christmas Jacket w/ Cardigan FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

Pants: Kitty Creations – Santa Comes to Gor Pants @ The Wash Cart Sale $10L

Shoes: Vale Koer – Vasiforms Group Gift w/ Color Change HUD FREE $0L/$0L to join

Hat/Hair: ARGRACE – Santa Hat 2016 FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

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

Holiday Decor…

Kimy Deluxe – Santa Bag – filled with various Toys $25L Marketplace

[Park Place] –  Holiday Snowflakes Floor Pillows @ The Wash Cart Sale $10L

Athy Designs – Carousel Rocking Horse @ The Wash Cart Sale $10L

Dixie Dandelion – Christmas Teddy @ The Wash Cart Sale $10L

KK HOME – Christmas Gift Box Stars @ The Wash Cart Sale $10L

Sequel – Silver Filigree Lantern @ Cosmopolitan FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

(luc) Traditional Luxury Candles @ Cosmopolitan FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

[CIRCA] – Snow Valley Candle Duo @ 6th Midwinter Fair FREE  $0L

EvelineInTheBox – Cute Lil Elf Statue @ 6th Midwinter Fair  FREE  $0L

Tiar – Xmas Player – @ 6th Midwinter Fair  FREE  $0L

Opassande – Stool Set @ 6th Midwinter Fair  FREE  $0L

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Lovely Weather for a Sleigh Ride Together With You

Lovely Weather for a Sleigh Ride
Happy Holidays, Fabulouses!  After a day of shopping at the Cart Wash sale, Ripley and I celebrated the arrival of winter with a sleigh ride at Pandora Resort.  The snowy landscape reminded me of the white Christmases I enjoyed when I was growing up.  Ripley had a blast trying to retrieve snowballs that I tossed his way….and he kept losing them in the snowbank!

Chic Sweater Set

My golden-hued sweater from Classy Chics was one of my Cart Wash discoveries.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, it’s a great place to pick up some budget-friendly goodies for yourself.  The sale runs until January 4th, so you still have time to scoop up some finds… all for only 10L each! Featuring a bright, argyle pattern in a short, cropped jacket style, this long-sleeved knitted top coordinates with the undershirt beautifully.  The texture on the white top, and its cute bow are simply adorable!  If gold is not your color, the set also includes more seasonal red and green options.  The tops are all Maitreya appliers, and worked beautifully with my Maitreya Lara mesh body.  These white capris, also a Maitreya applier, are part of the Classy Chic package from the Cart Wash.  For only 10L, you get a complete outfit!  Happy dance time!
Angel Earrings

Silver and Gold

‘Tis the season for silver and gold, and Luminesse has you covered with these exquisite angel Christabelle Yvelle earrings for only 10L at the Cart Wash sale.  With ruby centers, golden accents, crystal gems, and silvery wings, these delicate baubles reflect the spirit of the season.  I just love a pair of dangling earrings, don’t you?

Sweets for Santa

Ripley and I are off to finish baking cookies to set out for Santa tonight.  After the “Cookie Incident,” in which a certain canine, who shall remain nameless, decided to sample from the Big Guy’s platter, we have some catching up to do.  I hope you enjoy a relaxing evening, and would like to wish Happy Holidays to those of you who celebrate.  Until next time, dear readers, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley, the Cookie Inspector)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alba in America 01 (99L at Kustom9)

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier Aiko

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Earrings:  Luminesse Christabelle Yvelle Earrings (10L at the Cart Wash Sale)

Hair:  Truth Hair Ginger (75L on the Marketplace – part of the 12 days of saving promotion mentioned {HERE} by Love)

Top and Capris:  Classy Chics Combo Tops Christmas Trio (10L at the Cart Wash Sale)

Boots:  Sassy Kitty Designs Ugg Snow White Boot

Pose:  (close up) Serendipity Dramatic Pose Pack (free gift at the 2nd Level Event)

(on sled) Chez Moi Furnitures

Sim:  Pandora Resort
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Snowbound

Snowbound

Wishing you a happy holiday.

With all the festive blog posts everyone else was doing, I had to do one of my own… so I put together this snowbound look that can be yours for a total of just 1L. You’ll only need to make two stops to get it all put together.

The dress.

I picked up this dress from Karla Boutique. It includes the miniskirt, the poncho, and the resizable hat. Just go inside the store and buy the gift for 1L and it is yours!

Sizes included.

For the Skirt:

  • Standard fitmesh sizes XS – L
  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza – Venus, Isis, & Freya

For the Poncho: Standard mesh sizes XS – L

A girl always needs shoes.

I picked up these beautiful boots (which I think match my outfit perfectly) from MOoh! at the current round of the Designer’s Circle. This round lasts until January 7th, so you have some time, but who would want to wait when these shoes are Free? Just pay 0L for the box and these beautiful boots are yours!

They are mesh and don’t require any special feet. I found that when I removed my mesh feet they were a perfect fit and looked really nice.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier – formerly at Kustom9
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Youth
Dress – Karla Boutique – Karolyn Outfit with Hat (1L Gift to all for Christmas)
Stockings – AviCandy – Lace Back Seam [Pastel Collection]
Boots – MOoh! – Nikita boots (0L/FREE @ the Designer Circle until January 7)

Sim Location – Lost Dream

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Her Blahness

Snapshot_004Hello FabFree Readers!  As much as I love red.. and even green on occasion, I am getting a little tired of wearing red and green, and green and red!  I was really happy to find a couple of free gifts that were still holiday themed, but in different colours.  Today… I’m in black, gold and red!

Starting with my boots…

These very well made winter boots by Fri.day are red, black white and gold and are free (priced at 0L) under the giant Christmas Tree at The Arcade.  They are compatible with my Maitreya Lara body (I’m sure they’ll work with whatever you are wearing!), and include an alpha layer for those on the system body too.

My Nutcracker Pants!

I picked up these awesome Nutcracker Pants by Sn@tch for free in the Kittycats Advent Calendar.  These are compatible with system bodies and include an OMEGA applier.  A texture change HUD is included for several different colours, but I went with coal, because it showed the gold nutcracker design down the sides of the legs best. As Kathryn mentioned in a previous post…  if you are trying to stuff your pants into a pair of boots, appliers are really the way to go!
Tres Blah December 2016 Group Gift

Her Blahness

If you like my sweatshirt, you should head on over to Tres Blah and slap on your “Her Blahness” tag above your head to pick up the Olsen Winter Sweatshirt as a free group gift in five different fun prints!  Arrows are my jam, but as you can see from the Tres Blah vendor ad to the left, the other prints are super cute too!

Sizes included:

Maitreya Lara
Belleza Freya & Isis
Slink Hourglass & Physique

This group will set you  back 100L, but there are several other group gifts to pick up like these [HERE] and [HERE], making it well worth the join fee!

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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  w/ Hat– Besom Star
Sweater – Tres Blah Olsen Winter Sweatshirt (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Pants – Sn@tch Nutcracker (free / 0L / Kittycats Advent Calendar)
Boots – Fri.day Greta Boots – Santa (free / @ The Arcade)
Sim – It All Starts With A Smile

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Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland

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Baby, it’s Cold Outside

It’s been a cold and rainy day here in RL, and I’ve got a zillion-and-one things to do to get ready for The Big Day on Sunday. So what am I doing instead? Wandering around pretty, snowy places in SL (shame on me)! 😛

Thank goodness I’ve got this GORGEOUS ensemble from GHEE to keep me warm! The entire outfit – dress, fur hat, and boots – has been set out as a free gift for group members. And since I’ve forgotten my gloves, I’m so glad to be wearing a dress that has pockets to keep my pixel hands warm (actually, the dress comes with hands-in-pockets already so no glove searching will be necessary).

In the box, you’ll find the dress in standard mesh sizes (XXS – L with an alpha layer), boots for Maitreya and SLINK High feet, and the fur hat, which is adjustable via resizer.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

This pretty marble build in which I am casually strolling is a free gift from Barnesworth Anubis for the KittyCatS Advent Calendar… although I can’t remember which day. Doesn’t really matter, though; you can still pick up ALL THE GIFTS as long as you head over to KittyCatS sometime within the next 2 days, as Love mentioned earlier today. The complete build has 4 columns and a land impact of 17. Perfect addition to your wintry garden scene. 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Glam Affair Giusy
Makeup: alaskametro “Gala” (20L per play @ On9)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Tram F1124 Hair1
Outfit: Ghee VIP Gift December 2016 (free group gift / 500L to join)
Pose: !bang Poses (entire store free to group members / 2000L to join)

Decor Items…

[ba] Classical Garden Folly (free / KittyCatS Advent Calendar)
JIAN Snow Birds (featured @ FaMESHed)
JIAN Arctic Fox Collection
JIAN ’15 Holiday Wall Decor Wreath
Studio Skye Snow Formations
Heart Garden Center Wild Holly
HPMD* Garden Tree08 with Lights Snowy
HPMD* Garden Tree09 with Lights Snowy
HPMD* Shrub  Snowy
Botanical Fallen Leaves
Botanical Sword Ferns
Botanical Decorative Light Set

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T – 2 Days

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Hey FabFree! As you can see my puppy made it home safe and sound after his walkabout to Serena’s and then his untimely abduction by Carson.  He’s exhausted poor thing, not even enough energy to play with his favourite ball, but I made him pose for the photo so you could see he was returned safely!  I’m sure once he wakes up, he’ll be ready for another adventure.  Who knows where he will wind up this afternoon!

Running Out of Advent Time!

There is only a couple more days to take advantage of all of the free gifts in the Kittycats Advent Calendar and if you haven’t been by, you can head down there and pick up all of the previous days.  This calendar is filled with sometimes multiple gifts each day by different designers across the grid.  Now…  I can’t remember which day I got this awesome gift by Rebel Hope, but I wanted to share the news with you so you know it’s in there … somewhere!  This gift by Rebel Hope includes the dress and boots shown as well as a headband and a hat (not shown).

Dress & Boot Sizes:

  • XXS – L mesh w/ alpha layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus

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It’s the Truth, I tell you!

My hairstyle today is courtesy of Truth who put their Irena and Irenka hairstyles under the holiday Pompom hats and sent them out to the inworld Truth group.  This is similar to the previous hair gift that Sheidey has been showing off in her posts [HERE], and [HERE], but with a holiday pom pom hat ;).  A full selection of colour huds for hair and texture change for the hat is included.

Also in Truth  group notices right now, you’ll find the Bangs Collection which is a great way to add a little versatility to any of your Truth hair!  I am wearing the Swept Right Narrow bangs with my Irenka hair today and it really changed up the look.  There are several different types of bangs (or fringe as some of you around the world call it) and as like the PomPom Hat gift, there is a full selection of colour huds!  I can’t wait to try it with the other kajillion Truth hairstyles I have been collecting.  It will be like new hair all over again!  There is a fee of 350L to join currently, but it’s worth it!

Winter Decor

Now this bench with my little squirrel friend is another one of the Le Poppycock Animal Friends  poses from the gacha offering at The Liason Collaborative (50L per play), but also… sitting beside the bench you’ll see a very nice winter décor piece by Dixie Dandelion called Pilling Lantern & Gulls w/ Shell that I picked up for 10L at The Wash Cart Sale.  This item is transferrable so that you can even gift it to a friend if you like!

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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  w/ Hat– Truth Pompom Hat (free group gift / 0L / 350L to join)
Bangs – Truth Bangs Collection (free group gift / 0L / 350L to join)
Dress & Boots – Rebel Hope Dress Gift / Boots Gift (free / 0L / Kittycats Advent Calendar)

The Stuff…

Décor – Dixie Dandelion Pilling Lantern & Gulls w/ Shell (10L / The Wash Cart Sale)
Dog – Dalmation – Mutresse Lazy Dalmation (50L per play @ The Arcade))
Bench Pose  – Le Poppycock Animal Family Fondness (50L per play gacha @ The Liason Collaborative)

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Just a Week Left of the FabFree “Snowed In” Photo Challenge!

You haven’t forgotten the Fall Fun Photo Challenge have you, FabFree?

"Snowed In" FabFree's December Photo Challenge

Just one week left!

With the “Snowed In” FabFree Photo Challenge ending December 31st, there is just a week left to get in your pictures… but there is still time for you to get your contest entries in!

We already have some amazing photos in the contest. Why not take a look at the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool at some of the great entries so far?!

Then charge up your cameras and head out into the snow, holly berries, pine trees… or inside into the hot cocoa and holiday decorating… whatever says “Snowed In” to you and get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between December 1st and December 31st. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

Don’t Forget the Prizes!

This round of the photo challenge is being hosted by House of Ruby who is generously providing the prizes! Be sure to support the creator this month and check out the store! If you win, you’ll get be getting a voucher to spend there!

Remember, House of Ruby provides quality intimate apparel for both men and women, so fellas, don’t be shy about getting your photos in the contest as well!

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Prize for the winner: Voucher to spend on item of your choice from House of Ruby

Prize for the runner up: Voucher to spend on item of your choice from House of Ruby

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Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On January 1st, ( or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

Rules:
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Your photo must have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title.

3. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
4. You may enter as many times as you like.
5. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

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Dash Away, Dash Away, Dash Away All

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Good evening FabFree Readers! Before I head off for the night, I wanted to show you this adorable new group gift that Purplemoon Creations put out for their inworld VIPs.  You have recently seen some of the group advent prizes blogged on FabFree by Astrid [HERE] and myself [HERE], but now there is a holiday group gift up too.  Currently you can pick up all 25 days worth of advent gifts as well as the new group gift –  all for a one time 50L join fee!

On Comet

The jovial Comet Dress (and oops, I forgot to put on the included matching hat:/) oozes holiday spirit and is a perfect ensemble for this time of year!  The  addition of the elfy jingle bells at the waist is so cute and make this dress a real keeper in my books!

Sizes included:

  • XXS – L mesh w/ Aphla Layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus

And Blitzen

I picked up the Blitzen Xmas Special Socks/Mary Jane Heels that match this outfit for just 100L with my Purplemoon Creations group tag on.   You get both red and green versions with a ton of different sizes included.   I believe this is a group only offer, but don’t quote me!

Sizes included:

  • XXS – L mesh
  • XXS – L fitted mesh
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink  Physique
  • Belleza Venus

Baby Got Back… Grounds

Sometimes in Second Life, being a bogger can be a nearly impossible feat fighting the lag, and glitches that come along from time to time and it’s not every day that we can go into a beautiful sim with snow falling and mesh prettiness all around us and crank our graphics settings up.  Sometimes we are just plum stuck in the sky, but I found that Chaotic Creative is participating in The Wash Cart Sale and has a ton of different background packs, priced at just 10L per pack!  Just slap it on a prim, and you are ready to snap away!  The background I used today is one of five included in the Liraffe pack.

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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 Emerson
Dress – Purplemoon Creations Comet Group Gift Xmas Special (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)
Stockings & Shoes – Purplemoon Creations Blitsen Xmas Special Red & Green (100L / group offer / 50L to join)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Backdrop – Chaotic Creative Wash Liraffe (10L / @ The Wash Cart Sale)

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A Cat and a Hat

Shea Designs - Men's Mesh Wither Outfit

No more Seussicals…

There will be no rhymes this time… DOH! Take 2….  In my busy travels, I came across this FREE kitschy Kei’s Kitteh Clock courtesy of Kei Spot (say that three times fast) at the Midwinter Fair. This clock has a certain appeal and can actually tell time. I resized it to be the centerpiece of my wall but you can make it whatever size fits your needs.

Black and Blue and Nothing to Do….

For those who look at my Flickr account, you have probably noticed I sit around in my spacious studio loft and take random photos of myself being bored. On the rare occasion I do venture out, I check out stores for good deals or gifts. I happened to find once such gift at Shea Designs. The FREE group gift is the Men’s Mesh Winter Outfit. The black and blue sweater and jeans outfit looks great with the Shearling Short Boot, the FREE group gift from Gabriel. And to make it even better, both of these groups are FREE to join. Finishing off the look I’m still wearing (but I’ve changed the look)  the Cesar II Hair and Hat by [bade], one of the many FREE group gifts at Cosmopolitan that I previously showed [HERE]

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Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Shea Designs – Men’s Mesh Winter Outfit  FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

Shoes: Gabriel – Shearling Short Boot  FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

Hair/Hat: [bade] – Cesar II Hair and Hat Cosmopolitan Gift FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to Join

Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Decor…

Clock: Kei-Spot – Kei’s Kitteh Clock @ the Midwinter Fair FREE $0L

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Togetherness

Snapshot_004Hi there Fabulouses!  Just the other day on FabFree, Carson Caiben showed off the latest group gift for guys at American Bazaar [HERE], which was a very nice men’s trench coat in black, but you should also know that they have a matching free group gift out for women too, in the form of the Madamoiselle Coat which is also in black.  I am displaying said lovely coat in my photo today ;).  With American Bazaar’s free group join, you really can’t go wrong!

What sizes you say?

This coat comes in mesh XS-L and includes an alpha layer for those not on a mesh body.

My Furry Friends

After a recent Fabville grinchy incident, I am keeping all of my furry friends close!  I tried my luck on the Le Poppycock Animal Family Gacha machine (50L per play) at The Liason Collaborative and was lucky enough to get this rare pose with all of the animals in just a couple of plays.  All of the poses in the set are really cute!

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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 – Magika Beans
Coat – American Bazaar Madamoiselle Coat (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pose – Le Poppycock Animal Family Togetherness RARE (50L per play gacha @ The Liason Collaborative)
Sim – Izzie’s

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