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My Dog Knows Best

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Hello there Fabulouses :).  There are so many perks about the longer days that come with summer, but one little draw back is that my little dog likes to get up with the birds…  Sometimes as early as 4:30 now.  He shakes his collar at me, stares at my face, itches, twitches and grumbles at me…  Whatever it takes to get me to take him out!   After I am up, I suppose I appreciate the early rise because it is beautiful out most days, and it’s still so quiet and calm.  Maybe he does know best!

In The Meadow

Today I am wearing the Meadow Outfit by RnR Swag that you can pick up as a free group gift.  This outfit includes the ENTIRE outfit, even the shoes and jewelry.  Want some even better news?  This group is free to join!

In the folder you’ll find:

  • Jeans (Maitreya, Slink P & H, Belleza V, I & F)
  • Top (Maitreya, Slink P & H, Belleza V, I & F)
  • Bracelet (resize)
  • Necklace (resize)
  • Sandals (compatible with Slink Flat feet)

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Feet – Slink Flat
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Magika Heartbeat
Complete Outfit w/ Shoes & Jewelry – [RnR] Swag Meadow Outfit (white) (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pose w/ puppies – LW Poses Be Happy
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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Not All Stars Belong to the Sky

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Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I continued exploring the SL14B Community Celebration, and have three more gifties to share with you to brighten up the beginning of your week.

Time for a New Hairdo

I visited the salon in RL over the weekend, and it’s kind of funny how I followed suit in SL as well.  My new hairstyle is courtesy of Mina Hair, one of my go-to hair designers.  The Myrtle hair has side-swept bangs which tuck into a woven pattern in the back that I would love to duplicate in RL.  I really like the way the hair leaves my shoulders bare in the front, except for just a few stray wisps.  The package includes both a materials and non-materials version of the tresses, and an Essentials color pack with 9 options.  Best of all, the Myrtle hair is completely free. Simply teleport to the Mina salon and click the vendor.

A Sweet Little Tank

My blue and white tank from ISON is one of my favorite fabulous finds.  With delicate shoulder straps and laces in the front, this free cropped shirt is perfect for warm summer days.  If blue and white stripes aren’t your style, the top includes a texture change HUD with a pretty solid olive green option, or a cheery yellow print.  I opted for the more nautical-looking pattern to coordinate with my anklet (more on that in a moment).  I love that the designer included three choices for this gift!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

    • Maitreya
    • Hourglass
    • Physique

Starfish Anklet

The Finishing Touch

I chose to accessorize my casual outfit with one more free present from !Rebel Hope Designs.  The Starfish Beach Anklet features a golden, five-armed sea creature flanked by three glistening beads, all suspended from a silver chain.  It can sometimes be hard to get anklets to fit properly depending on the style of foot you are wearing, but there is an unrigged, resizable anklet tucked inside the gift box, as well as versions for high and flat Belleza, Maitreya and Slink flat feet.  All I had to do was add the jewelry to my avatar, and it fit my Slink flat foot perfectly with no adjusting necessary.

I hope you find the time to visit the SL14B Shopping event.  There are so many bargains and wonderful gifts just awaiting discovery.  It was busy, and I needed to devote time to explore, but came away so happy with the gifts I received and purchases I made.  The event runs until June 26th.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Mina Myrtle (free gift SL14B – 0L)

Top:  ISON Lace-up Tank (free gift SL14B – 0L)

Shorts:  Blueberry Tazz Denim Shorts Light Blue

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  ILLI Meriel Flip Flops

Anklet:  !Rebel Hope Designs Starfish Beach Anklet (free gift SL14B – 0L)

Pose:  (sitting) [We’re Closed] Tree Stump – located at Luane’s World Sim

(close up)  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Luane’s World

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Got Your Goat

Huck Thought He Was a Dog

When I was a child I had a goat (I lived on a farm) that thought it was my dog. It followed me everywhere. I wanted a dog pretty badly then and wasn’t yet allowed to have one. So that goat was my favorite animal on the farm. At least until he grew horns and began to butt me! So I couldn’t help be enchanted by these little goats I ran across on this quaint little sim.

Speaking of quaint…

When was the last time you visited Snowpaws? They have a roomful of group gifts and free no group required Lucky Letter Boards and Mini Mania Boards. I won my outfit off one of the free Mini Mania Boards after slapping them all! And I came away with several new free outfits from the free Lucky Letter Boards as well. There are so many goodies to be had there! My outfit is fully mesh and comes in all the standard mesh sizes.

Paired off.

I paired my new outfit with a pretty blue drop necklace from BricOle’s off the marketplace for only 30L. If you like this piece you might like some of their other items. Be sure to check out their online store for low price/high quality jewelry. I did discover that when I put the necklace on, I had to click the pendant and size it up (size up this prim only) to make it meet the black cord. But that was an easy fix to get such a pretty necklace at a such a deal.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Vicky
Necklace & Earrings – BricOle’s – Dark Blue Necklace & Earrings (30L on the Marketplace)
Outfit – Snowpaws – Emilie Jumpsuit in Aster (Free/Mini Mania Board/No Group Required)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Abby Ankle Boots

Sim Location – Rustic Retreat

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Rain Rain Go Away

Rain Rain Go AwayRain Rain Go Away…

This was the face I made as I looked out my kitchen window and noticed there was a soft but steady rain falling outside. I had plans to work in the garden today, but all I could do is watch the two flats of flowers get drenched. Fruit infused water in hand, I made the best of it anyway. Truthfully I generally enjoy rainy weather. It’s just that I had planned on sunshine today. Either way, it was nothing a little online bargain hunting couldn’t fix.

Speaking of fruit infused water, the drink in Pru’s hand is a current FREE group gift at Knot & Co. These Summertime Drinks come in Strawberry (shown), Pineapple, Cucumber, and Lemon. Each flavor has a wearable version and a version to rez.

There are two additional FREE group gifts available at Knot & Co. The minimal but pretty bracelets, and this pastel nail polish set. The bracelets come in a set of 2 for each wrist and can be manually resized. You can wear them together or individually. There’s also a color change hud in the package that will let you choose between 15 colors for the bands, and 7 metallic shades for the triangles.

The FREE group gift mani/pedi gift set at Knot & Co. lets you choose between a few pastel yellow or blue options, or you can choose the mixed option to achieve the look you see on Pru’s nails. Each hud will allow you to paint both fingernails and toenails.

Huds included: Slink, Maitreya, Omega

Come Again Another Day…Come Again Another Day

During my afternoon of bargain hunting rather than gardening, I also picked up the June group gift at 7 Deadly Skins. I’m glad I did too. I’ve always been a sucker for red lips and the June group aptly named Apple has very pretty red lips and some lovely winged eyeliner. While the gift is FREE to group members, the 7 Deadly Skins group does have a one time join fee of 225 lindens. This month’s group gift, Apple, is an omega applier only that comes in 2 tones (pineapple, and oak). The appliers do work for Omega compatible bodies and heads.

Here are the Details, Enjoy!

Hair – +Spellbound+ Toothbrush // Natural Selection

Skin – 7 Deadly s[K]ins – Apple June GIFT – FREE Group Gift/Group is 225L to Join 

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Shirt – Petite Mort– Beauty cropped tank

Bracelets – Knot&co. Triangle Bracelets – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Manicure – [Knot&co] Gift nail – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Drink Knot&co. Summertime Drinks – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Izzie’s

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Rock-A-Billy Chick

Time Warp

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I popped on some Rockabilly music, and traveled back in time to capture a snapshot for today’s Fabulous Find. My brilliant blue polka dot frock is one of the latest gifts available to members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  Did you know that 56 generous designers offer gifts just for our members?  You can check out the entire group gift listing {HERE}.

You Belong to Me (♬ tune ♬)

Well, the Rock-A-Billy Blue ensemble can belong to you, too.  All you have to do to add this free sassy little number to your inventory is teleport over to Brandy’s Boutique, click the vendor, and pay one Linden.  Don’t worry, you’ll get your Linden dollar instantly returned along with delivery of this darling nostalgic outfit.  With a form-fitting bodice, and a frilly skirt adorned with frothy lace, this dress will have you ready to rock around the clock in retro style.  I love the swirling movement the flexi skirt provides….so fun for swing dancing!  The studded, sling back heels adorned with the cutest little bows, which are included in the gift, fit my Slink high feet perfectly.

What’s Included:

  • Rock-a-Billy Blue Multi Applier HUD (Lena Body, Maitreya and Slink)
  • Jacket, shirt, pants, underwear and tattoo layer for classic avatars
  • Flexi skirt
  • Studded bow heels

Uh oh….. The Time Machine’s on the Fritz!

Ripley and I had a blast at the Nifty 50’s Diner, but when we tried to travel home, we discovered to our dismay, that the button to bring us back to the future was broken.  As soon as we can figure out how to repair this contraption, we’ll return to tell you about some more finds.  I hope it won’t take too long…

~ Kat (and Ripley – ace mechanic – I hope!)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabian Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Debra

Dress:  Brandy’s Boutique Rock-A-Billy Blue (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Brandy’s Boutique Rock-A-Billy Blue (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Necklace:  Lazuri Classic Pearl Set – Color Change (1L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Nifty 50’s Diner 

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When in Doubt, Wear Denim

Taking a Break

Happy Middle of the Week to you, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are taking a break after spending a good part of the day in RL de-cluttering a closet.  It feels really good to organize and open up space!  Now, if only I could get motivated to do the same with my SL inventory!  After over 8 and a half years on Second Life, organizing that monstrosity is something I really need to do.  Maybe tomorrow……

I Know I Said I’d De-clutter, But…………It Was FREE!

The pupster and I decided to swing by Brii Underground to check out the latest group gift, and it is so adorable, I scooped it up immediately.  The free Linei Urban Style Complete Outfit is a comfy, body-hugging denim mini dress with tons of eye-catching details such as the realistic seams and folds in the fabric, an optional belt that draws the eye to your midsection, and the silver center zipper.   The gift also includes jewelry – the necklaces and bracelets I am wearing in my photo, and the heart-adorned heels in a perfectly coordinated shade of blue.  A pair of sunglasses, which I opted not to wear for my picture, complete the ensemble.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L and XL
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Belt in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass, Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Heels for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink
  • Necklaces, bracelets, sunglasses
  • Tattoo for classic avatars, Maitreya, Omega and Slink (not shown)
  • Omega make up applier and make up for classic avatars on the tattoo layer
  • Optional light

If only Ripley had paid more attention during the organization segment of our dog obedience classes………. Ah well, at least he excelled in tracking and bargain hunting!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier: Glam Affair Medison

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier

Hair:  Truth Hair Cheri

Outfit (includes jewelry and shoes):  Brii Underground Linei Urban Style Complete Outfit (free group gift for Brii Underground Group 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Lily’s Poses Silent Window Sit

Sim:  Patankar

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The Amazing Spider-Carson

The Amazing Spider-Carson

Webslingin’ for fun….

The other day, I was bored and as a goof I thought I’d play superhero. Instead of finding a traditional Spider-Man costume, I thought I could find something close enough for my needs out of my own wardrobe. I put on the Taylor Shirt from A&D Clothing (not free) and changed the textures in the fatpack to the red and blue shown. I also put on a pair of A&D Clothing Patrick Pants (again, not free) since I was already in that folder and knew there would be no bleed through. I had recently won a FREE pair of Deadpool Timber Boots from the Midnight Mania Board at DS Mens Wear. (Items do rotate on this board, just so you’re aware) I also found in my inventory the Spider Necklace, a FREE Le Homme group gift at Real Evil Industries. And there you have it, I spent part of my day playing your friendly neighborhood Spider-Carson. I took this photo as a memento of my play day, but it ended up deserving a post of it’s very own.

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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: A&D Clothing – Taylor
Pants A&D Clothing – Patrick
Shoes: DS Mens Wear – Timber Deadpool (Midnight Mania board FREE / 0L / 0L to join)
Accessory: Real Evil Industries – Spider Necklace  (Le Homme Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim: The East End

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Lessons Learned and Freebies Found

MimisGizzaA five star resort they said!  Expansive sandy beach, luxury spa, valet service, free wifi, turn down service, air conditioning, indoor and outdoor pools as well as lush green gardens.  It all sounded so perfect for an impromptu overnight mini-vacation to unwind and be pampered.  The real excitig news is that it was HALF PRICE!  I threw some of my essentials in an overnight bag,  got dolled up for my fancypants adventure, and blew goodbye kisses to the furbabies…

I was dressed to the nines!

Thanks to a couple of fabulous freebies, I was dressed to the nines.  I had found the Tracy Strapless Dress, designed by Gizza at Mimi’s Choice priced at 0L in a gift box on the floor.

Sizes included:

  • XXS-L Mesh + Alpha Layer
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

My Snazzy Gems

This Glittz Zania Jewelry Set that includes the necklace and earrings on my avatar comes with a texture change HUD that allows you to change the colour of the gems, pearls and metal.  It is available as a free group gift at Tres Chic with a free group join.

Upon Arrival…

/me takes off her hat and looks around…  Am I in the right place?  I checked my phone to double check the address…  It would appear the lush green gardens are growing out of those old rusted out cars behind me and the pool as a family of ducks living in it -.-.  I have been tricked by the magic of the interwebs…  once again!  I guess it’s true what they say in regards to hotels …  You get what you pay for.  I suppose I’ll have to make the best of it!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Makeup Applier – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  TRUTH Vienna
Hat – Meli Imako Mesh Summer Floppy Hat (marketplace)
Dress – Gizza Tracy Strapless Dress [Striped] (free / 0L @ Mimi’s Choice)
Jewelry – Glitzz Zania Jewelry Set (free Tres Chic Group Gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – G&D Sandals Swirl High Knees
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Baja Shore

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Flowers That Fly

Flowers That Fly

Hello Fabulouses!  Now this is the way to start your vacation…….relaxing in a field of butterflies!  Those last few days of school are so hectic; it’s wonderful to savor the first few moments of freedom.  Just like Carson’s Angel, Ripley is not on his summer schedule yet, but our morning walk led me to a lovely patch of daisies full of fluttering butterflies…….pure magic!

All This is Free?

The bi-monthly Ultra Event is celebrating its first year anniversary with lots of freebies for members of the Ultra Society Group (free to join).  Blue boxes at the event contain gifts from a variety of generous designers.  I’m featuring two of them in my post today.  First of all, my lovely tresses, called Froukje, came from Mina.  I love the way the long bangs are tucked behind my ear, with a few wispy strands escaping on my forehead.  In the gift package, there is one shade called “new blond,” which is this gorgeous golden yellow hue.   Other color packs are available for purchase in the Mina store.  I have to admit, I visited there, and scooped up some additional colors because this hair style is just so “me.”

My second giftie from Ultra is the ornate Nadine Gem Bracelet from Modish.  Crafted in dark, gleaming gold with emerald stones, this delicate bracelet coordinated beautifully with my Dorothea dress (more on that in a moment!).  The floral motif was a perfect match for the butterfly theme.  Best of all, it’s completely free at the Ultra Sales Event!

These are just two of the many free gifts up for grabs at Ultra’s first anniversary celebration, which runs until June 15th.  (There are even some for guys).  I’d highly recommend a visit there!

Thanks for the Butterflies

Don’t Fly Away Yet!

The flirty Dorothea mini dress I’m wearing features a satiny teal texture with a cluster of golden butterflies soaring to freedom.  With slender shoulder straps and sexy slits in the skirt, this frock is ideal for the warm summer days to come.  It is a free gift from Sexy Princess for members of the Third Life Group.  There is a 10L join fee for this group, which gives you access to multiple gifts from many designers, so your investment goes a long way.

Butterflies…Flowers that Fly and All But Sing (~Robert Frost)

Although I’ve enjoyed my interlude with the “flying flowers,” it’s time for Ripley and I to tackle some of the many chores around the house that we put off until summer break.  Fun times!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura (past Fifty Linden Friday)

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Mina Froukje (free gift at for the Ultra Society Group at Ultra 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  Sexy Princess Dorothea Dress (free gift for the Third Life group 0L/10L join fee)

Bracelet:  Modish Nadine Gem Bracelet Gold Emerald (free gift for the Ultra Society Group at Ultra 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Poses:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Crystal Garden Estates

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I See Your True Colours

BlackRose
A Primary Pairing

Good morning Fabulouses!  BlackRose Fashion, usually puts out one group gift per month, but this month there are two of them!  I haven’t even had a chance to try on the first one yet which is a floral printed dress, but when this sweet 2pc set came up as a second group gift, I jumped right in it.  The bright primary colours just screamed at me to wear them… and so I did.

The BlackRose inworld group is free to join, so you have nothing to lose and plenty to gain!  The Pencil Skirt and Top Set include both the mesh pencil skirt and laced top with off-the-shoulder sleeves in a variety of mesh and mesh body specific sizes.  As these come in two pieces, you can even choose to wear them separate if you like.

Sizes Included:

  • XS – XL Mesh + Alpha Layer
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza
  • Ebody
  • Tonic
  • TMP

What’s The Point?

With the primary colours and straight lines this outfit features, I went with a simple gold triangle point necklace that I picked up at FaMESHed as a free Anniversary Gift.  The FaMESHed group is free to join and you can find this gift at the RealEvil Industries display.

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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 Colbie
Outfit – BlackRose Pencil Skirt & Top (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – N-Core Mambo (free group gift / 0L / 199L to join)
Necklace – RealEvil Industries Prix Necklace (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)
Sim – Cape San Blas Beach

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