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Christmas Lights All Over Town

The Lights Have a Mind of Their Own

The pupster and I picked up a couple of more hunt items that really got me into the holiday spirit.  I was even motivated to dig out the box of Christmas lights and start decorating.  Notice I said “start.”  Those string lights must have spent all summer knotting themselves up inside their storage container.  Last year, when I put them away, they were neatly coiled.  I don’t know what happened… all I can say is those things have a mind of their own.  It took quite awhile to get the whole mess untangled.  Well, at least I had my wrap top and ribbon choker to keep me looking beautiful in the midst of the snarled jumble.

The Colors of the Season

I just love the bright contrast between red and green in my new Rhea Wrap Top that I picked up over at [QE] Designs.  This fabulous prize from The Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt set me back just 1 Linden dollar, plus a bit of searching time.  I’m all about hunting down delicious gingerbread cookies (yum!), and when I can scoop up budget friendly goodies as well as cookies, you can count me in!  Featuring long sleeves, a cropped hemline and a curve-hugging wrapped design, this little number is full of holiday cheer.  The package also includes a texture change HUD, which enables you to select a cotton or knit fabric as well as to customize the color on each half of the shirt.  You can have one side red and the other green as I have done, or you can have a solid green or solid red color scheme.  It’s great to have options!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • eBody Curvy
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine
  • Venus

Jingle Belles

My Jingle Belle necklace from Cog and Fleur offered the chipper tinkling of a trio of jingle bells as I struggled to unravel the stubborn string of lights.  The Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt gift also included a coordinating pair of earrings that I opted not to wear for my photo.  This bauble set will provide the ideal finishing touch for your outfits throughout the holiday season.  To add this jewelry set to your collection, all you have to do is teleport to the shop, locate the cookie concealed inside, and pay one Linden dollar.

Now that I’ve finally unscrambled the unruly lights, I’d better finish what I started and get to work hanging them up.  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Exile Snow Fall
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Choker:  Cog and Fleur Jingle Belle Necklace (prize in The Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt – 1L)
Top:  [QE] Designs Rhea Wrap Top (prize in The Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt – 1L)
Pants:  Just Because Chrissy Pants
Boots:  KC Couture Yeti Winter Boots (50L on The Marketplace)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Po^Z Mood is Light! (includes string of lights)
Sim:  Starlight Shores

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A Little Christmas Shopping

A little Christmas Shopping

I love this time of year! I love the shops all decorated and the crisp flurries of snow. The carols and the smell of cinnamon and spruce. **Breathes in the Holidays**

Something warm….

Of course, I love having something nice and warm to wear while I’m out braving the crowds and the weather to find those perfect gifts for everyone. Lucky for me, Lybra has this gorgeous coat up for grabs in their Gacha at The Imaginarium. The “Winter Jacket” comes in four common colors and two Rares. There is also a romper to win with six colors. I think the 75L per play is well worth the quality of the coats!

Sizes Included

  • Maitreya

Something Sparkly…

I also picked up this sweet sparkly necklace at the Imaginarium from Dreaming Thicket. This is “Ice Crystals Necklace” and it’s the free gift set out for everyone. The necklace is resizable so you can get the perfect fit. Thanks for the “Happy Holidays”, Dreaming!

The Imaginarium runs until December so hurry over to get your Gacha on and pick up some great free gifts!

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Laura
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Hair – Truth – Teila – Love Showed it here first!

Coat – Lybra – Winter Jacket – 75L per play Gacha @ The Imaginarium

Jewelry -The Dreaming Thicket – Ice Crystals Necklace – FREE/0L – Free Gift @ The Imaginarium

 

Photo Location – The Four Villages 

 


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10L – 24 Hour Sale @ Junbug!

FabFree: 10L - 24 Hour Sale @ Junbug!

Wow, big news Fabulouses!!

OMG 10L?

I am totally speed blogging so that I can get this news to you in time for you to take advantage of this time sensitive offer at Junbug!  As their ad states below, in celebration of their 10th birthday, everything is 10L for 24 hours.  I am not sure exactly when it started today, so make haste if you’d like to have a look!  I managed to buy up half the store lol, but there are still plenty of copies for you too!
Birthday Sale at Junbug

 

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy (at The Pea Location)
Eyes – Avi-Glam Glacial Eyes (featured @ Epiphany)
Hair – Doux Lily

Gown – Junbug Little Bird Gown (10L – 24 hour sale!)
Hair Accessory – Jubug The Sabrina Circlet  (10L – 24 hour sale!)

Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Storybook Forest

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Goodbye to November

A Quiet Mind
Hello Fab Free’rs! I’ve missed you! I have had such a busy week this week, and I know it’s going to get busier. It’s just that time of year, not that I am complaining. Can you believe we are saying goodbye to November and before we know it December first will be here?! Eep! I’m not ready, not yet. So now would be a good time to pick up any November group gifts you’ve yet to snag. I came across two fabulous group gifts that needed to be shared with you. First, I picked up this sexy dress from Chic Moda. Second, I picked up these pretty dangle earrings from Maxi Gossamer. Keep reading for the details!

The Dress – This slinky dress is sassy and sexy on. If you’re wanting a more cold weather style, I think it’d look adorable with a fur coat and some tall boots. You can get this cute little number in the color shown for free at Chic Moda by joining the Chic Moda group. There is a small join fee of 50 linden. This dress also has a unique feature, it has matching panties that are part of the dress, but can be made invisible using the included hud. The dress comes in a size to fit Maitreya Lara bodies, and Slink Hourglass bodies only.

The Earrings – I love jewelry that has the ability to be casual or dressy. These earrings by Maxi Gossamer definitely fit into that category. They are cute metallic chandelier style earrings that come with a color change hud. The color hud lets you pick from several solid color options. These are a free group gift for all Maxi Gossamer group members. Also, the Maxi Gossamer group is free to join. Also these cute earrings are light reactive!

Here are the details, enjoy!

Horns – . a i s l i n g . Marangki -Bones- – 2013 Gacha Item
Hair – TRUTH VIP January – Teanna – Originally Shown Here
Head – GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face
Skin –  Essences – Luisa (Genus) – Recently @Kustom9
Lipstick – La Malvada Mujer -Desert Lipstick – On The Marketplace
EarringsMaxi Gossamer – MG – Earrings – Matinee Shimmer – Free Group Gift / Group is Free to Join
Dress – ChicModa // Tiffany Dress – Free Group Gift / Group is 50L to Join
Tattoo – [CAROL G] – Succubus – Tattoo Applier
Body –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Pose by Foxcity

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Just a Wish

Just a Wish
Happy Friday Fab Free’rs! Did you know that Sn@tch has a new 7Seas Fishing outfit out? I got notice of this gorgeous set the other day and had to try my luck. The skirt alone was enough to grab my attention. However, I have to say I am very much impressed with the way the skirt and the sweater both look on. All the pieces to this very gypsy boho style look are lovey really, even though I chose to show just the skirt and sweater in my photo. First, if you have never been fishing with the 7Seas Fishing rod before I’ll give you a quick rundown.

How to go 7Seas Fishing

If this is your first time fishing, I suggest getting a “casual” fishing rod. You can purchase a casual rod at the 7Seas fishing kiosk near the Sn@tch entrance. There are other rod options, but I only use a casual rod. The casual rod will cost you a one time purchase price of 100 linden. Once you have your rod you can use it forever to fish at any participating 7Seas Fishing area. Now you’re ready to go fish for this outfit!

Moonchild

This “Fish for This” outfit from Sn@tch has several pieces. You can score a complete head-to-toe look. You’ll end up reeling in individual pieces of the outfit one at a time. Items like the skirt and top which come in several sizes will be pulled in by color so all size options are included. When I said several pieces are up for grabs, I meant it. There are 24 pieces total including hair, jewelry, and shoes! There are also system layers for classic avatars. Below is a copy of the vendor ad so you can get a better look at the complete “Moonchild” outfit by Sn@tch. The mesh skirt and sweater both come in sizes to fit Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), and Slink (Hourglass, Physique) bodies.

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – Wasabi // Sia Mesh Hair – Basics
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin –  Essences – Vanya
Face Tattoos – { Speakeasy } : Fear – 1L on the Marketplace
Sweater – 4 Sn@tch Bess Sweater (Slate) – Free 7Seas Fishing Prize / 100L pole required 
Tattoos – Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo
Skirt – 15 Sn@tch Lilou Peasant Skirt (Wine) – Free 7Seas Fishing Prize / 100L pole required 
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
PoseFoxcity
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Time Out for Beachcombing

Oceanside

Hello there Fabulouses!  Today, Ripley and I spent a lazy afternoon beachcombing over at the Sanctuary Isle sim.  I found a few pieces of sea glass to add to my collection, and the pupster found several seagulls to play with chase.  Eventually, they got him all tuckered out as you can see in my photo, so we decided to pause to tell you all about two gifts that I picked up for free, just for being a member of Fabulously Free in SL.

Did You Say Free, Kat?

Yup, I sure did!  The latest free gift for Fab Free members from Petry Model Store is this adorable GSU Outfit, which is ideal for an escape to a sun-filled island.  The teensy top provides plenty of opportunity to soak up some rays, while still keeping your bits covered.  I really like the soft shade of blue!  The coordinating shorts feature a tied belt around the waist in a slightly darker hue.  Although they look absolutely perfect paired together, you can wear the shirt and shorts separately for added versatility.  Given the chilly temperatures in RL that I am dealing with, it sure was a treat to slip into a skimpy outfit and head to the shore!  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply switch to your Fab Free group tag, teleport over to the shop, and click the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

A Bit of Sparkle and Shine

To complete my look, I added a Floral Pendant Necklace and Earrings from Beloved Jewelry.  This jewelry set is also completely free for members of Fabulously Free in SL, and I have to tell you, it’s just so pretty!  Compose of a large sapphire surrounded by delicate silvery petals suspended on an intricately detailed silver chain, this collection can be an elegant finishing touch to a formal outfit, or a bright pop of bling for a more casual look.  Either way, you will look amazing!  I pulled my hair back and snapped a close up so you can get a better look:

Sapphire Blue

I’m off to whip up something for dinner.  Too bad I didn’t start up a crock pot before we headed out the door this morning! We’ll be back soon with another fabulous find to share with our favorite readers.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Poltergeist
Hair:  Truth Hair (full body shot)  Oksana (close up shot) Daphne
Necklace and Earrings:  Beloved Jewelry Floral Pendant Earrings and Necklace (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Top and Shorts:  Petry Model Store Outfit GSU (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Sanctuary Isle

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Ultra Violet Imp

Ultra Violet
Hi There Fab Free’rs! I found some wickedly cute group gifts to share with you today. I had such fun dressing up, I hope you enjoy them too. Two of the group gifts I picked up are from a shop called Glutz. The third gift is from Slack Girl. Keep reading for all the info.

The Horns – First I want to tell you that there are tons of free group gifts out at Glutz. Some of them are for a furry body/head that I unfortunately know nothing about, but you might want to check that out! Also, the Glutz group is free to join. I picked up several of the group gifts myself. Among them are these cute ribbon wrapped horns. They include a color change hud that lets you pick from a few preset colors for the horns and the ribbon. They can also be easily resized to best suit your needs.

The Choker – Also at Glutz this cute necklace/choker is part of a gift set called Sovereign Scarlet gifts. The set is free to all Glutz group members, and as I mentioned above the Glutz group is free to join. It includes the necklace and a matching barrette which is not shown in the photo. I really like the little crystal details on this jewelry piece. There are no scripts in this item either, making it a low-lag accessory, and you can easily resize it using the edit menu.

The Manicure – Finally, I picked up one of many many group gifts out at Slack Girl. In fact, Slack Girl has an entire room of recent and past group gifts available. The Slack Girl group has a one time join fee of 150 linden. The gift I picked up is this pretty set of bento nails. They are an elongated coffin shape with several nude french tip color choices, and a black with white tips (shown), and a red color with white tips. I included a copy of the vendor ad below so you can get a better look at these beautiful nails. The set also comes with nails to fit each of the following hands: Maitreya, Slink, Vista, Eve, Belleza, Tonic, Tuty, and Altamura.
New SlackGirl Group Gift

Here are the details, enjoy!

Horns – glutz . ribbon horns – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
Hair – Tableau Vivant // Tempest hair [v.6] – Browns
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Eyes – CURELESS [+] Cat Eye Syndrome – Past Group Gift – Originally Shown Here
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Face Tattoos – { Speakeasy } : Night Owl Face Tat
Lipstick – {{Peachy}} Lips CATWA HEAD
Necklace – :glutz: sovereign scarlet gifts – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
Upper Body Tattoos –  [CAROL G] – Succubus – Tattoo Applier
Top & Panties – Oubliette– Essential Wrap Top & Thong – Currently @AnyBody
ManicureSlack Girl – ::SG:: Carezza Bento Mesh Nails – Free Group Gift/ Group is 150L to Join 
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Hanging SpiderCandle and Cauldron – {C&C} Spider Window Crystal
Pose by Angelica
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Chillin’ on a Dirt Road

Chillin' on a Dirt Road

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I hope you are finding some time for chillin’ this weekend.  Ripley and I decided to go for a long walk along this country lane on Sanctuary Isle.  Nothing relaxes me and makes me smile more than hanging out with my best pal.  Before we headed down this old road, we took a detour over to Tori’s Stylez to pick up the perfect outfit for a stroll in the country.  It’s a free gift for members of SL Frees &Offers group (which is free to join), but you do have to pay 1 Linden dollar first, which will be instantly refunded to you.

Such a Pretty Dusty Rose

Featuring a cozy cardigan vest, tank, jeans, a belt (not worn) and the long knotted necklace, the special edition Jina outfit was just what I was looking for.  I love the pinks and purples in the sweater and the fact that the package included not one, but two texture change HUDs for the tank top.  That gives you sixteen color options!  The faded blue jeans hugged my curves and had cuffs that tucked neatly into my boots without poking out at all.  You can wear the cardigan by itself, paired with the tank, or wear just the tank by itself – talk about versatility!  The long silver necklace provided just the right finishing touch.  Although there were no versions designed specifically for mesh avatars, I was able to get the ideal fit by adjusting the alpha layer on my Maitreya Lara HUD.  With the soft color combination and well worn jeans, I could definitely see myself wearing this outfit in RL as well as SL.  It’s sure to become one of my favorites!

What’s Included:

  • Light blue jeans in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
  • Belt in Ash, Brown and Copper (not shown)
  • Cardigan & Tank Combo in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
  • Cardigan by itself in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
  • Tank by itself in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
  • Texture change HUD #1 and #2 for the tank
  • Long Knot Necklace
  • Alpha for cardigan and tank
  • Alpha for cardigan
  • Alpha for tank
  • Alpha for jeans

We’re off to finish our walk before we head out for shopping round #2.  Until next time, happy chillin’!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria
Hair:  Truth Hair Reyane
Top, Vest, Necklace and Jeans:  Tori’s Stylez Jina Special Edition (free gift for SLF&O group – pay 1L – instantly refunded/0L to join)
Boots:  REIGN Glitter Duck Boots (Fifty Linden Friday item – still available as of 4pm SLT on Saturday – 50L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  Sanctuary Isle
Tune:  Dirt Road Anthem by Jason Aldean

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BoHo Girl

BoHo Girl

Are you BoHo?  Or would that be “Do you BoHo?” BoHo-ness? BoHo-y?  I don’t know… anyway…  If you like BoHo… then you need to get over to the BoHo Culture Fair quick as you can! Most Designers have set out 1L or completely free gifts, there are Gachas and every Designer has a Fair exclusive item! Several designers have provided free group gifts (Including one for the GUYS) for the fair as well. One of my favorites, Monomania, has set out a lovely FabFree Group Gift for us, Love showed us here. Just wear your FabFree Group tag and grab it!

BoHo-Mania

Monomania has also set out a 1L gift at their booth for everyone. You can grab this sweet little ‘Zen Top’ for just 1 little Linden. The fit is erfect and I love the soft floral fabric. It’s funky but not too “Hippie” to wear just about anywhere.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza
  • FitMesh XS_XL
  • Maitreya
  • SLink

Lady in the Moon

I also found my lovely new necklace at the Fair from Petite Mort. This is ‘MoonMaiden’ and it’s the 1L gift set out for us. The necklace is completely adjustable so you can get your fit.

Top it off

Gypsy Chic has set out the perfect flower child gift for us too. My crown of roses is the ‘Flower Crown’ and it’s a 1L gift too. The crown comes with a HUD for lots of color choices to suit your mood.

You only have TWO MORE DAYS to visit the Fair so get going! Your Taxi – Is Here!

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Laura
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Hair – Truth – Ciara – Aline showed us here first

Top – Monomania – Zen Top – (1L gift at the BoHo Culture Fair)

Necklace – Petite Mort – MoonMaiden – (1L gift at the BoHo Culture Fair)

Rose Crown – Gypsy Chic – Flower crown – (1L gift at the BoHo Culture Fair)

 

Photo Location –The Looking Glass

 


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Down in The Shire

The Elven Way

Hello there, Fabulous Readers.  Rip and I are popping in with a quick post featuring a fantastic outfit, which is perfect for role play.  The entire ensemble, from cape to boots, is all included in the prize for The Red Hunt from Feyline Fashions, and it only cost 10L.  The Red Hunt is in support of Team Diabetes of SL, an official and authorized team of the American Diabetes Association.  All proceeds from the hunt go directly to Team Diabetes of SL.  I have several family members in RL who suffer from diabetes, so I am happy to participate in this hunt and pay just 10L each for some fantastic prizes.

The Elven Way

Once I began wearing the different components of the Vashti Anduine outfit, I just knew I was going to wear some fantasy elf ears and head on over to The Shire for an extended visit.  The prize package includes everything I’m wearing in my picture from the necklace and cape right down to the high heel boots.  I love the pairing of deep red and dark blue along with the golden accents.   A collared cape and belly jewel are also tucked inside the box, but I opted not to wear them.  The generous designer included classic avatar versions as well as an Omega Applier, so there is something for everyone in this prize, and you get it all for just 10 Linden dollars.

What’s Included:

  • Omega Applier
  • Top
  • Sleeves
  • Body Veils
  • Cape and Collared Cape version
  • Collar
  • Belt
  • Chest Medallion
  • Necklace
  • Pants
  • Skirt
  • Boots (includes alpha layer and boot base)

Back Down the Hunt Trail We Go

The pupster and I are off to see what other Fabulous Finds we can come across on the trail of The Red Hunt.  We’ll be searching for the red and gray diabetes awareness ribbon.  The hunt, which features red items, runs through right through Diabetes Awareness Month, so you have until November 30th to scoop up some fabulous goodies and support a great cause.  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Poltergeist
Hair:  Wasabi Hair India Mesh Hair
Ears:  Mandala Fantasy Elf Ears
Outfit (includes cape and boots):  Feyline Fashions Vashti Anduine (prize for The Red Hunt – 10L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  The Shire
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