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Fabulous Finds 06.25.22 Edition

Edie's Summer Enchantment Hunt Prizes key

10L Each on the Midsummer Enchantment Hunt by Edie’s

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MakeOver Monday

Hey there my darling No0bs and all Fabulous Folks. Class is in session once again and we have a TON of things to cover tonight. So let’s jump on in.

First, I want to answer a question I received because I think it’s something we all struggle with: Makin’ those Lindens. I have been checking out one of the easiest ways and that is the Fish Hunt Game. You catch fish and then pop to the game’s HQ and turn them in. The biggest thing is it takes forever to make any significate money. But it’s all free and if you have the patience for it then as you fish you get better at it and over time you start to catch more fish and less trash. If you use the Fishing Game to make money, let me hear from you! 

Much like the Fishing, patience is needed for the next “free” money maker: The Money Chairs. I found this one at the Kingbal store. ( Which also has loads of freebies everywhere.)  You only make 1L at a time and only if your letter or a ? comes up. So…. not fun but still totally free. I couldn’t find a list of such chairs or even the “Money Trees” new residents can harvest for their first 30 days. 

I’m going to come out and say… the best way to have L$ is simple to buy it with real currency. The exchange rate is good. One Linden is literally one cent. The minimum purchase order is $2.50 which buys you 600L ( at the current rate) You can set up a payment method as you choose including PayPal. Of course , this is JUST my own personal opinion so take it with a huge grain of salt. 

I want to clear something else up in response to a nasty comment/NC I received in world. The Bloggers here on FabFree are NOT paid. We don’t even get “free stuff” from most designers and creators. We set piggybanks up at our HQ because some folks like to help out their favorite bloggers with our expenses or to say a little “thank you”. We aren’t ‘begging on top of getting all that free stuff’. We do this because we love it.

So let’s jump to the next thing from last week: Housing.  Now Ms Aline had a post a few weeks ago about a community that was offering free housing in exchange for resident who would be VERY active in the community.   I don’t know if that’s still available but it could be a place to start.

What I can recommend for all us penny-pinchers is a SandBox. These are places you are allowed to rezz objects and build free of charge. There are “premium Sandboxes” out there that are pay or only for folks who have a premium account. But many are simply free open places.  You can find empty ones by typing in “Sandbox” to your search.

Pick one, I picked this one at random. Please respect the rules of each sandbox, there will usually be a sign or an automatic NC delivery with rules.

Then, open your World Map. (ctrl + M). In the left lower side you’ll see your “Location”  Use the arrow or manually enter a height. I picked 1500- ish and that seems to be high enough. Get your avatar in ‘fly’ then teleport up.  Take a look around if the sky is empty as far as you can see, you’re in the right place. 

Now, if you’re using FireStorm Viewer simply type ” REZPLAT ” and get a platform. Now you can land and rezz boxes or whatever you need. 

You can even rezz a skybox.  There are a TON of free skyboxes on the MarketPlace for you or go grab this gorgeous “New York Apt Skybox” from AppleFall for free. 

The outside of the skybox sitting on the platform I rezzed

The beautiful inside. You’d never know you were hovering in space.

Each Sandbox has a different time of “return” when it automatically returns everything in the sandbox to it’s owners. So do check to see when the next clean takes place before you rezz out. And , just as a curtesy, when you log out take/delete your items. Leaving trash in the sandbox (or anywhere you may be able to rezz that isn’t yours) is just rude. 

One thing to remember – You can’t set your “Home” to one of these sandboxes. To get around this, make sure you leave Second Life from your platform each time. Then when you come back to log in, log in to “Last Location” and you will pop in at the sandbox. 

Okay, my darlings, that’s it for tonight. I promise next week is “Inventory Control”  It’s a huge subject so I want to spend some time on it.  Have a great week and I’ll see ya on the blog!

One PS….  The Legacy FREE gift Body is still available. I picked up both Alistar and Kery a copy and I love it. It’s BOM ready and has a ton of bells and whistles. I highly recommend it. 

Cheers FabFree!

Today’s Links

KingbalStore – 2 Money Chairs paying 1L

Fish Hunt Website – They also have several other games to earn Lindens

Legacy Free Gift Classic Body – Requires you to join the “Shops” group which is free

Apple Fall – Free Skybox plus dozens of free items through out the store


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I Want Candy

Candy Girl

Hey gang!

It’s the last week of Cozyfest so I wanted to sneak in two more of my amazing 50L finds.  I’ve been hermiting the last day or two watching a blizzard dump snow on my rl home.  We have a good foot and a half, and its a whopping 15 degrees and still pretty windy at about 19 mph (wind chill of 3 degrees) as I write this, so I’ve just had some of the chocolate chip cookies I baked today and some hot chocolate with rum to warm up a bit.

My second life self has been enjoying some of the same, some chocolate bars and donuts on a stick for her (made me wonder how you keep the donut from falling off the stick once you have eaten a decent amount of it.  I would think it would take a tumble right off.)  Either way I’m just a gal with a sweet tooth, and I do love those candy bright colors too.  So let’s get to the goodies I found for you, neither of which have anything to do with bright colors or candy!  Huh.  Go figure!

Let’s talk about these amazing boots.  These boots are from Friday at Cozyfest, they are of course 50L and you have the option to wear them without the lights but I got them *for* the lights cause if I could just drape myself in glitter and fairylights, well.  That might be downright blissful.  They fit:

  • Legacy
  • Maitreya

Now the build I am standing in is by Lemme, also 50L at Cozyfest.  This cute pink cabin comes in a lighter pink or a darker pink and is just super cozy and cute.  It was pink, so how could I say no?  Like Aline, I have a bit of a fetish for houses and buildings, a girl can just never have enough!  Add pink in that mix and well, you’ve got me doing some heavy breathing!  I chose the lighter pink one, the shade just appealed to me more, but I absolutely adore it!

Now, back to my yummy warm drink and perhaps a nibble more of the cookies!  Hope y’all are staying toasty too!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Dress– Pink Cream Pie !PCP :: Lisa Dress [Rainbow Heart]
Necklace – Cray
Boots – Friday – Finley Boots (Winter Recolors) – 24.7 Pack (50L at Cozyfest)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka EvoX AVALON 3.1
Skin – Velour Aimee
Eyes – Lelutka EvoX 3.1
Hair– Doe Cutie

Extras

Background – LEMME…Cozy Pink / Skybox (Soft Pink) (50L at Cozyfest)
Donuts & Candy -:: Believe :: Chocolate/Donuts ::..


Christmas Home Sweet Home

Christmas Home Sweet Home

Hey Hey FabFree! I hope y’all aren’t tired of hearing about freebies and Advent Calendars yet. I have to confess, I get a little frustrated with the Calendars. I never see what the day’s gift is till too late… then I have to pay for it or they don’t let you have it at all! I could say a few more things or mention a few shops… but this is a family friendly blog **grrrr**  ANYway this all leads me to my post today!

Trompe Loeil, one of my most fav home and garden designs has a wonderful Advent Calendar up for us! Yes, I know I just growled about the Calendars but this one is special. See, Trompe Loeil has set ALL of the twelve free gifts out for their 12 days of Christmas at once! It a HUNT! I love it. You can collect as many or as few as you want plus you get to wander the SIM ad have the fun of a hunt. So Cool!

Now, I won’t kid you… this isn’t the easiest of hunts. I pulled a few handfuls of hair out searching. But it’s not Twisted hunt tricky. There’s no decoys or anything like that. Here’s my big hint: Searching door to door. 😉

You have until Dec. 30th to get your hunt on. But if hunting isn’t your thing, Trompe Loeil also has two past years of gifts available for free as well. No group needed! SO Merry Christmas to us!

One quick note: Please read the instructions for the hunt. You need to pick up the free Hunt Hunt as well as the hunt gift boxes. Then you REZ the HUD on your property ( or a sandbox) then REZ each gift box beside the HUD. As you rez, you will be offered the prize via menu. 

All Items shown – Trompe LoeilFREE/0L – Free Christmas Advent Calendar


Make a Wish

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Hey gang,

As you know, The Arcade is one of those places I’ve been hitting up this week for goodies.  I’m loving all the fun goodies the designers have brought to this round.

This time, I have another Amitie pose for you, this includes the lights that wrap around you, the pose and the star!  So cute!  I feel so festive!  Amitie is only 50L a play and there are so many fun poses you can win.

My second Arcade goodie is this gorgeous winter themed build I am standing in.  This comes from Celeste, where you can find all sorts of magical bliss.  This was a rare and I just lucked out to get it!  There is also an outdoor gazebo version you can win when you play. (I added the trees) This is also only 50L a play.

Speaking of the trees, these are a free gift from 3D trees which has some lovely landscaping goodies.  They are a free gift and there is no group required.

I know there is just so much going on, you barely know where to turn!  But trust me when I say, you will want to go have a peek at The Arcade.  😉

Merry Jolly Everything!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit– Estilosa & Vaidosa Alana Set
Necklace–Rawr Snow Queen Necklace

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Heron Ellie 03/Pearle
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Wasabi Alina
Lips – Fewness Starlight Lipstick

Extras

Pose & Props (wearable lights and holdable star)– Amitie Holly Jolly Christmas (50L via the Arcade)
Building– Celeste Winter Magic 1. Yurt RARE (50L via the Arcade)
Trees – 3D Trees Gift Winter Tree 2LI (free, no group needed)


Apple Fall Haul

Apple Fall Haul

Holeeee Crow, FabFree!! Black Friday has exploded onto the Grid today and one of my all time favorite designers has taken it to heart! We gotta hurry here cause the sale may only last a few hours or a day or two… we don’t know!

Apple Fall is having a HUGE sale on the Marketplace. Everything on the Marketplace is only 50L! EVERYTHING! Even the builds! If it’s on the Marketplace store it’s 50L. I found a few items for less than 50 and a lot of free gifts there too. In fact, every single thing in my picture is free!  Including the Skybox!

I had planned on blogging just all the amazing gifts then *BOOM* huge sale.  So let’s talk quickly about the Group Gifts. If you join the free Apple Fall Group and wander the store… you will find literally dozens of free gifts. Some are easy to find and say “Group Gift” but some are just scattered around the store. You need to mouse over them to see they’re free. Then pop up to the ‘Outlet’ shop and find even more free things and steeply discounted items.

whew, that’s a lot to take in… but get over to Apple Fall and shop your heart out!

Every item pictured – Apple FallFREE/0L – Free gifts for the free Apple Fall group


Fabulous Finds 10.12.21 Edition

Caboodle Group Gift - Ruffled Headband

Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join @ Caboodle

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There’s No Place Like Home

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Hey gang!  For today’s finds, I am taking you inside my humble abode, and also to our new Fab Free Headquarters!  So travel around the grid with me if you will!  We Fab Free sisters live and breathe freebies and deals so that means we use them in our little corners of the grid, just like y’all do!  We try to set a good example by *trying* to live frugally! (not always easy!  hee hee)

So, let’s get started, as I have a lot to show you.  Above is my kitchen table area, I did this with a kitchen set from Careless (I didn’t even put everything out!) that cost me only 49L.  It’s super cute and I added a couple of odds and ends from them too.  The poses are great too, really well made stuff!

Below is my living room.  My couch and chair are a set, also from Careless, but they are a group gift meaning they are free cause the group is free to join as well!  If this color isn’t your thing, you guessed it, she has other colors for 49L!  The cute Tulips on my mantle?  10L at Careless.  The little trees with lights are from Caro Designe on market and you can get them for 50L.

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Below you can see I used the little trees from Caro in more than one place, they are just sooo pretty!  The pink Paris themed dresser with fairy lights?  That’s one of my creations and you can grab that at Shanti for only 50L!

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Here is another market find that I absolutely love, these little lantern lights from What Next.  You can grab these on their marketplace store for only 10L!  They are stunning, let me tell you!  You can of course put them anyplace you like, I strung them along my fence by the pool.

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Lastly, I don’t know how many of you have had a chance to pop by and check out the new headquarters yet, but in keeping with the fab free spirit, the house we used is of course free.  It’s a free group gift from Greymoon Designs (who has adorable houses!  I live in one (and own several!  lol!), and the group is only 50L to join.  When you join, you can grab a bunch of cute houses on the group gifts wall and here is the one we used (C-Side Cottage):

The New Fab Free Headquarters!

A quick peek at the inside (but go see it in person eh?):

The New Fab Free Headquarters!

(btw the umbrella shaped lamp is from LISP Bazaar and is only 50L on market!)

The landscaping I used is mostly from Lunaria and the trees with sparkles in them are both free group gifts from Lunaria and that group is free to join.  I love her stuff!

PS Don’t let Aline fool you, she did half of the amazing decorating too!  It was an awesome team effort!

Well there you have it gang, another Caroline style post from me chock full of fab free style goodness!

❤Arielle

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

hee hee thats a mystery in this one, innit?

Showcased

Careless– Kitchen set, sofa, tulips, (49L and 10L)
Caro Designe (via market) – Trees in pots with lights (50L)
Shanti – Pink Paris Dresser (50L)
What Next (via market)– Mini Lantern String Lights – black/colours (10L)

Greymoon Designs – House (free group gift, group is 50L to join)
LISP Bazaar (via market) – Rainy Day Floor Lamps (50L)

Lunaria -different styles of trees with lights  – Group Gift (Group is free to join)


Fabulous Finds 07.20.21 Edition

.BF. Wave Set - GIFT for group

Free Group Gift/Group is 250L to Join @ Beauty Factory

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Theres no place like home

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Where are my Ruby Slippers?!

I have some amazing news for you Fabsters! Trompe Loeil has yet again put out another FREE house for you to snag right now! The new Verdi Creek Camp Cottage is yours to claim by heading over to their shop and buying the cottage for L$0, yes I really said ZERO LINDEN! The cottage comes in a few colors for you to choose from: Blue, Brown, Green, Moss, Red, Sky, Teal, Violet, and White (pictured here). The building is also 49 LI so its not a big waste of your prims either. Double score!!

Like some of their previous “Stay at Home” gifts for us, this time Trompe Loeil has also released come cute chairs to match the outside decor! The Verdi Cree Chair’s come in Dark, Natural, and Painted (Pictured here) FREE for you as well. The adirondack chairs are 4 LI which is not too shabby I must say.

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So honestly this is a cute little summer cottage for you to claim as your own little space. Inside features a fireplace with a nice warm fire ready for you to come sit down, relax on your sofa, and just unwind after a long day. Your inner peaceful self will thank you later on for this amazing new home!

I hope you enjoy decorating.

In Bunnie’s Photo…

 Deco

Trompe Loeil – Verdi Creek Camp Cottages (Stay At Home Special) (FREE / No Group Needed)
Trompe Loeil – Verdi Creek Chairs (Stay At Home Special) (FREE / No Group Needed)
Ariskea [Mocorra] stone path
Little Branch Weeping Willow

Little Branch Jeffrey Pine
Little Branch Summer Wind Tree
Little Branch Wild Oak
Little Branch Sunflowers
[ keke ] short grass
[ keke ] tall grass
Seven Emporium Above Ground Pool PG (Previous Hunt Item)
BackBone Backyard BBQ
BackBone Backyard BBQ – Stool
CHEZ MOI Hampton Hamburger Tray
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