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High Desert Morning

High Desert Morning

 

Packing it up for the weekend…

I need a little getaway to put my mind at ease and to get a bit of stress relief.  So I hooked up the Airstream and started driving. I found a spot in the High Desert to camp and listen to the beautiful sounds of silence. With just the wind in my face and in my ears, it’s easy to relax here.

Not a Loud Rebel….

Today’s outfit is from Loud Rebel Designs. They are celebrating their new store on the Celebration sim with a FREE group gift to members. The Dennis Outfit is a one piece outfit that combines a shirt, pants and a jacket and includes a texture changing HUD to give you three different looks. The group is FREE to join currently, so grab this gift while you can.

Everyone enjoy your weekend…. I’m gonna relax….


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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.13
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Outfit – Loud Rebel Designs – Dennis Outfit (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)
Shoes: A&D Clothing – Innsbruck Shoes

Pose: GlamRus – Philly (on Marketplace  $1L)

Sim: The Last Forever

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 04/27/2017 – Aphrotdite Shop

Aphrodite Shop
I hope you’ve all enjoyed your Friday thus far. Today’s edition of Fab Free Designer Friday focuses on a whimsical shop called Aphrodite. This playful shop centers around cute furniture, seasonal items, decor, and landscaping materials. The Aphrodite Shop is nicely decorated and landscaped, so in addition to any shopping, it’s a pretty spot to look around. At the landing point is where you’ll find the wall of event and group affiliation information.
Aphrodite Gifts & Info
There are several gifts and offers on this wall, including the Fab Free Exclusive group gift. Serena showed the FREE box of valentines sweets gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members in her post “Home Alone.” To get your copy, don’t forget to wear your Fab Free group tag. As always, the Fab Free group is FREE to join.  Be sure to check out the other offers on this wall as well. Just across from the wall with gifts is where you’ll find the Aphrodite Shop gift cards, flickr, Facebook, and subscriber  kiosk. You can also join the in world group for just 99 lindens and be rewarded with occasional gifts, discounts, and exclusives. For a little instant gratification, join the Aphrodite Shop subscriber group and be instantly gifted a nice wooden drink cart for your home, no fees.  Between the decorative items, seasonal decor, landscaping, and furniture, it won’t be hard to find something you want or need for your personal space, or you can just bring your significant other or your best friend and enjoy the scenery.


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FabFree’s April 2017 “Flowers” Photo Challenge Ends in 3 Days!

"April Flowers" April FabFree Photo Challenge is Coming Soon!

Just 3 Days Left!

The 2017 “Flowers” FabFree Photo Challenge ends April 30th, so there are just three days left to get in your pictures… but there is still time for you to get your contest entries in!

Get Involved!

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 flowers 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!

BlackRose New logo Gold - (not my artwork)

Prize for the winner: $1,000L Giftcard plus 1,000L$ “cash” to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

Prize for the runner up: $1,000L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

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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 May 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.

Good Luck!


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King (and Queen) of the Jungle

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Queen Bee…

In my SL existence I feel like I’m the king of my jungle…. My 512 x 512 jungle….  it’s all mine, none the less. But the one thing I have learned is that I may be the king, but it’s the queen who rules the jungle. If she isn’t happy, no one is happy. My advice to all you guys out there… keep the queen happy!

Royal garb…

Today, with her help, we are showing off gifts from two groups. Hypnose has as a gift for their members, the matching King and Queen Shirts for him and her. There will be no doubt who is the royalty in these shirts. The group is free to join, however the gift requires you to pay 1L and get refunded 1L.

Since you asked…

Our couples pose is Since by Reel Poses.  The group gift is free to members but there is a 30L joining fee. This is the perfect pose to show off her best feature….  Dang! remember what I said about keeping the queen happy? I think I just messed up…

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee
Hair –  Magika Amuse Me
Shirt – Hypnose Group Gift Queen (free group gift / pay 1L – 1L refunded / free to join)
Jeans – Blueberry Melanie

Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.13
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt: Hypnose Group Gift King (free group gift / pay 1L – 1L refunded / free to join)
Pants: A&D Clothing – James

Pose: Reel Poses: Since (free group gift / 0L / 30L to join)

Sim:  OUTBREAK

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Late Night Slice

Late Night Slice

Got the munchies….

We’ve all been there. It’s late and the rumbling in your stomach starts. You look at the clock and know the only place still open is that corner pizza joint. If you hurry, you still might be able to grab a pie before they close of the night.

Stars and Scars…

Tonight, I’m wearing the Starboy Hoodie, the FREE Men’s Only Hunt 9 gift from American Bazaar. What else would I throw on to run out to get pizza with. I didn’t even bother to comb my hair.  The Morinaga Hair is a FREE group gift from Scars. The Scars group is FREE to join.

Whole or by the slice…

And last but not least, my food of choice is a FREE gift from Lorien at the Redeux Event. The Pizza Box has enough pizza to feed all your friends as it gives a slice to anyone who touches it. You’ll be the hit of any party with the never-ending pizza slice.

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.13
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt: American Bazaar – Starboy Hoodie (Men’s Only Hunt 9    Free 0L)
Pants: A&D Clothing – James
Hair: Scars – Morinaga Hair (FREE group gift 0L/ FREE to Join)

Pose Prop: Lorien  – Pizza Box – @ Redeux Event  (Free Gift 0L)

Sim: Ristotante Ivanna

CarsonCaibentag


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Vroom! Vroooom!

THE PEA MOBILE_002

Vroom! Vroom!

I haven’t had a new car since 2004. At least in real life. And even then I bought a used one. So when I heard that I could get a new free car at MadPea (even if it was a Pea Pod car) I was all in for a new set of wheels!

I made a mad dash to the MadPea main-store to check out the deal and it wasn’t long before I was cruising down the streets of Port Babbage in my favorite of the 7 colors that are available in the free gift pack. The group is free to join by the way, making this gift absolutely free as well. If I look like I’m having fun, that’s because I am!

Perks:

  • This car is wearable, no rezzing required.
  • The headlights turn off and on with a click.
  • 7 Colors in the package: Dark Blue, Green (shown), Light Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Turquoise.
  • Each color comes in a fit for both male and female avatar so you won’t have to worry about that problem.
  • I found it easy to edit the car when up and down a bit and then set my hover height a touch when the wheels didn’t quite touch the ground.
  • It’s easy to drive/navigate!
  • Did I already mention its absolutely FREE?!

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Cruising…

I was cruising down the streets (plus I wanted to give you a side view of this cute little pea-pod of a car – aren’t all the details amazing!) and ran across a little bakery shop. I decided to make a stop and get out of my new wheels and head in…

THE PEA MOBILE_003

A spring dress.

I had to step out carefully, as I was wearing a bit of a short skirted dress today. Good thing my MadPea car sets low to the ground, it makes for easy exits. My adorable frock is a free group gift from Graffitiwear for the month of April. You just need your free group tag to pick it up.

Sizes available:

  • Classic XS – XL plus alpha for system bodies
  • Fitmesh XS – XL plus alpha for system bodies
  • eBody
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Adelaide
Dress – Graffitiwear – 2017 April VIP Group Gift (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Car – MadPea – MadPea Pea Mobile – Green female shown (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Port Babbage

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Blaze

Blaze

 

Lighting up…

As a former smoker, (yeah, I was a bad boy in my misspent youth) you never get over the urge to light one up and take a deep drag off a cigarette. And the worst time to get those cravings is when I’m under the weather, I don’t know why that is, it just happens. But I also know that cigarettes are like potato chips, I can’t have just one, so it’s best they stay in the pack. I’ll start out taking about the pose. Blaze by +Kiss Me Poses+ is made for bento hands, but I was lucky enough to make my clumsy non-bento ADAM hands work… PLEASE UPDATE ME SOON!!!!! The smoking cigarette (ahem) is included but the cigarette package is not. And before anyone asks, (and I know I will get asked) the cigarette pack came from a pose I showed way back [HERE].

The Last (one) Forever…

My outfit is the second group gift available from Spazio. (I showed the first one [HERE] The A-10 Jeans and Shirt are FREE to group members and the group is FREE to join. Also included with this outfit are glasses that hang off the collar, a chain for your right pants pocket and shoes. The photo location is The Last Forever. I highly recommend this sim for a location shoot. There are lots of cool things to see and explore.

Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.13
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Outfit: Spazio – A-10 Jeans & Shirt w/ glasses and chain (FREE Group Gift 0L/ FREE to join)

Pose: +Kiss Me Poses+ ((Bento)) Blaze (49L)

Sim: The Last Forever

CarsonCaibentag


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Fallin’ For TP7 and zOOm

TP7
Oh Hello Fab Free! I am totally fallin’ for the FREE gifts at the current round of The Project Se7en paired with this group gift dress from zOOm! All puns aside, there are some fabulous freebies to be had in celebration of TP7′s anniversary. If you happen to follow me on Flickr you’ve probably seen these photos up for a few days now. I apologize that it took me so long to get this post done, it’s a big one!

zOOm it to Me

This bright floral dress is a FREE group gift from zOOm. The zOOm designs group is just 99 linden to join and there is more than one group gift currently available. Perfect for spring and even a casual Easter gathering, the floral print dress has a texture change hud that lets you choose between 8 variations of this beautifully busy floral print. The gift also includes the following body-specific sizes.

Dress Sizes Included:

  • Belleza Isis/Freya/Venus
  • Slink Hourglass/Physique
  • Maitreya Lara
  • TMP

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Gifts at The Project Se7en

Since there are so many FREE gifts at this anniversary round of TP7 (and I’m only showing a few) I’ll do my best to talk about them starting from top to bottom, or in this case head to toe! First, you will need to join The Project Se7en group and wear the tag to get the gifts. As you travel around the event you’ll see the celebratory cakes at most booths. Just click the cake at each booth and your gift will be automatically sent to you. First, I love this hairstyle from Sintiklia. It’s a fitted bento hairstyle that comes in the brown-pink color Pru is wearing, and a black-white version (not shown). Each color also comes in 2 sizes.

Next up, what’s not to like about these adorable glasses. Love even commented on my Flickr photo about how cute they are! These glasses are the FREE TP7 gift from BADa. If needed they can be sized up or down with a touch menu.

The dainty nose ring Pru has in is also a FREE gift at TP7. This one is from Tableau Vivant. The Tableau Vivant gift is a set of nose rings in gold and silver. There is a left side ring and a right side ring in both metal tones.

The slight gradient to Pru’s lip color is due to the FREE TP7 gift from Wednesday. I like that it is partially transparent. This single color applier works with Catwa heads only.

For the next and final gift in this post, you’ll need to take a closer look at Pru’s feet in the top photo. I love these sandals! The “Carved Camellia Clogs” are the FREE TP7 gift from Konpeitou. Just in case you are confused, like I was at first, you’ll need to wear the shoe layer that matches the height/position of your foot. These cute shoes come with a color change hud as well so you can match the straps to your outfit, and change the carved part from plain to colored.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Sintiklia – Hair Caramella – FREE TP7 Group Gift @The Project Se7en

Skin – Essences – Iris (Lelutka Bento/Omega Appliers) – Exclusively @The Black Fair Until April 19th

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Glasses – ^BADa^glasses gift@TH7 – FREE TP7 Group Gift @The Project Se7en

Nose Piercing – Tableau Vivant \\ Nose hoop – FREE TP7 Group Gift @The Project Se7en

Lip color – Wednesday[+] ~ Gradient Lips Gift – FREE TP7 Group Gift @The Project Se7en

Dress – zOOm – Aela Dress – FREE Group Gift/Group is 99L to Join

Shoes – *{( konpeitou )}* GIFT*carved camellia-clogs – FREE TP7 Group Gift @The Project Se7en

Body/Hands/Feet –  Maitreya – Lara (bento update)

*Pose by Le Poppycock

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Halfway Through the April 2017 “Flowers” FabFree Photo Challenge

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

"April Flowers" April FabFree Photo Challenge is Coming Soon!

Halfway through the Challenge!

We’re almost half way through the April 2017 “Flowers” FabFree Photo Challenge… but there is still lots of time for you to get your contest entries in!

Charge up your cameras and head out into the flowers 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 BlackRose 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 one of two very generous prizes!

BlackRose New logo Gold - (not my artwork)

Prize for the winner: $1,000L Giftcard plus 1,000L$ “cash” to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

Prize for the runner up: $1,000L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

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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 May 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.

Good Luck!


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 04/14/2017 – No Cabide

No Cabide Storefront

Hello Fab Free’rs! I hope everyone has enjoyed the start of the weekend so far. I know I am. For those that celebrating the Easter holiday, happy Easter just in case I don’t “see” you again before then! Thanks for coming by, this week’s Fab Free Designer Friday is a little shop called No Cabide. The first time I recall having encountered No Cabide is at one of the annual Cart Sales at The Wash. It’s another one of those great shops that had grown by leaps and bounds.
Gifts @No Cabide
No Cabide sells a wide variety of casual mesh and applier women’s clothing and shoes. I would describe the style of the clothing as both sexy and casual. Just inside the entrance you’ll find the “circulation” desk and the most recent new releases. If you venture to the right and look for some shiny heart shaped balloons you’ll find a wall of gorgeous group gifts. This is also where the pretty dress No Cabide has out as their FREE exclusive Fab Free group gift can be found. You may remember seeing it in Serena’s post “ It’s Friday I’m in Love.”  Of course there are several other group gifts, including a few for the FREE to join No Cabide group. Also, while you’re shopping you might spot a few piles of pretty Easter eggs scattered about. Don’t mistake those for simple decor, these eggs are priced between 1 and 15 lindens each and contain cute holiday themed clothing items. Happy Shopping Fab Free!