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Honesty of Morning

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 Fresh Start…

Have you ever experienced that time of day where the world’s troubles are far away and you have that “inner peace” in the first light of the new day. That time before all the doubts and worries creep back into your mind, or the first of many disasters hit you in the face like a ton of bricks? I usually find that place when I’m taking Angel out for a morning stroll or checking on the horses. Today I’m getting a fresh start, at least until something falls off the ceiling…  Speaking of fresh starts, there is still time to find the Brandon Brown Fur Coat, part of the Fresh Start Hunt at Vero Modero. This jacket comes with and without the shirt to make the style your own. Each item in the Fresh Start Hunt costs just $1L each. The hunt lasts until February 12th.

Don’t put your foot in it….

I found my footwear choice, the Ash Boots at A&D Clothing. This is one of several FREE group gifts members can enjoy. Also the group is FREE to join. While I was at A&D, I found the Will Pants. These set me back $199L, but you can enjoy the whole fatpack for $1299L. Now it’s time to face the many disasters awaiting me today. At least I found a little inner peace before the world gets in my way…

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: Vero Modero –  Brandon Fur Coat Brown  (Fresh Start Hunt $1L)
Pants: A&D Clothing – Pants -Will- Black  ($199L ea./$1299L fatpack)
Footwear: A&D Clothing – Ash Boots  (Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join)
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

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Sim: It All Starts With a Smile

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Cupid’s Arrow

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When love knocks, answer the door…

There is less than two weeks until Valentine’s Day. I hope you all have a special someone to gaze dreamily into their eyes this holiday. But if you don’t, there is still time to find someone. And if you want to look dashing and ready for Cupid’s arrow, stop by Vero Modero and look for the Where’s Cupid Hunt gift. The Red Ascot Suit can be yours for just $1L if you can find the hunt item. (seriously. it’s easy… I even found it). You’ll have no trouble getting targeted by the ladies with this look. Go get ’em, Tiger!

Carson is wearing…

Formalwear: Vero Modero  – Ascot Suit Plaid Red – (Where’s Cupid? Hunt $1L)
Shoes: hoorenbeek  – Allen 2.0 Burgandy Shoes
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

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Sim: Riviera Drive

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Singin’ My Heart Out

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Lala and Lace

I thought I’d give singing a try… I do know both kinds of music, Country AND Western…. While I’m singing (screeching) my way to the Grand Ol’ Opry, let me tell you about what I’m wearing. I discovered Byrne has a new group gift out. The LalaLace Mens Pants are FREE to group members and The group is FREE to join.  The pants come in both black and white designs and in sizes XS-XL. Past group gifts are also out for a small price. I picked up the Victor Coat for just $60L and the Miller Boots for $50L.

I’ve got a heart on…

…my guitar. The THUNK!  Valentine Guitar is a FREE gift at the Shop Your Heart Out Event. It is adjustable to fit and comes with animations so you can play like a pro. Now if I could just sing like a pro instead of sounding like a wounded cat…

Carson is wearing…

Pants: Byrne: LalaLace Mens Pants (Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join)
Outerwear: Byrne: Victor Coat (former Group Gift 2016 $60L)
Shoes: Byrne: Miller Boots(unisex) (former Group Gift $50L)
Accessories: A&D Clothing  TopGun Retro Glasses (Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join)
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Guitar: THUNK! Valentine Guitar @ Shop Your Heart Out Event (FREE Gift $0L)

Sim: Reed Valley

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Hope

Hope is the Thing With Feathers

Hello Fabulouses!  With a smattering of days left in January, Ripley and I decided to dust off his tracking harness, and try our luck at rounding up a few hunt prizes to share with you.   After reading about the Cute and Curvy Hunt 2 in Edi’s posts {HERE} and {HERE}, we opted to put the pupster’s nose to the test over at Firelight Creations first.

What’s at the Center of that Lollipop?

The Cute and Curvy Hunt 2 icon, a lollipop, was indeed cleverly hidden in the Firelight Creations store.  It took some dedication, circling around and around the shop, and searching high and low. I had almost given up in frustration, when Rip gave a sudden tug to the leash, yanked it out of my hand, and bolted off. A mad scramble followed with me trying to keep pace with his flying paws.  I caught up with him as he sat and stared intently at the prize location.  After purchasing the hunt gift for just one little Linden dollar, we teleported home to examine our bounty.  Tucked inside the package, I happily discovered the Nixie Denim Set, a versatile collection of jeans in various lengths from shorts to the full pant style I chose to wear for our photo.  The dark denim jeans are perfect for a casual hike through the woods as Ripley and I chose to do, or they can be glammed up… it all depends on how you accessorize them.  I really liked the realistic denim hue, and the details of the stitching and rivets.  If you’d like to claim this wonderful collection of jeans for yourself, head on over to Firelight Creations before the hunt ends on January 31st.

What’s Included

  • three lengths of jeans, each in distressed and traditional denim textures
  • pants for classic avatars
  • appliers for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink

Here’s the vendor picture so you can see all the trousers that are included in this prize pack:
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Perfect Plaid Poncho

With the chilly winter temperatures, I wanted a warm and cozy top to wear as Rip and I explored the picturesque Winter Trace sim, and the Outlet Marketplace Hunt prize from AmAzInG CrEaTiOnS was ideal.  Thick and comfortable, with a cheery pink, red,  and burgandy plaid pattern, this poncho wrapped me in stylish comfort.  It buttons on the side of the neck and is long enough to ensure my tummy is shielded from any winter breezes traipsing around.  From the hunt prize picture, it looks like the texture of the poncho can be modified, but since I love red, I opted to keep it in its original form.  Also included in the prize package is a long sleeve dress, but I chose to don only the cape.  One nice thing about this hunt is Ripley and I didn’t have to circle around, hunting through a physical store.  All we had to do was peruse the AmAzInG CrEaTiOnS Marketplace shop.  It didn’t take long at all to locate the hunt gift, add it to my cart, and check out for a grand total of 10L well-spent.  If you’d like to scoop up this poncho for yourself, don’t delay, as the Outlet Marketplace Hunt ends January 30th.

Hope is a Thing With Feathers

As Rip and I strolled along, exploring Winter Trace, this darling little feathered friend alighted on my outstretched hand.  Its cheerful presence made me think of the Emily Dickinson poem “Hope is a Thing With Feathers.”  I paused, listened to his cheerful song, then snapped this photo before the little guy fluttered on his way.  Our hearts lighter after our avian encounter, Rip and I headed home.  My wish for you, my friends, is that hope fills your hearts today.  Until my next post, happy shopping!  Just for fun, here is a link to the famous poem set to music and beautifully sung.

~ Kat (and Ripley) 

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Heads (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier AIKO

Hair:  Truth Karlie (100L on sale on the Marketplace)

Poncho:  AmAzinNg CrEaTiOns Dress and Coat (Outlet Marketplace Hunt Prize 10L – hunt ends January 30th – look carefully through the store)

Jeans:  Firelight Creations Nixie Jeans (Cute and Curvy Hunt Prize 1L)

Mesh Hands:  Slink

Nail Polish:  ZOZ Rubber

Pose:  Le Poppycock (Thank you, Love!)

Sim:  Winter Trace
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Angel of the Morning

BEEP…BEEP…BEEP

 6 A.M…. Why does the alarm have to go off sooooo early? …. snooze button …  must. find. the. snooze button… ahhhh… five more minutes… zzzzzz … dog, quit licking me… just.quit.licking.me …BEEP…BEEP…BEEP…
AH CRAP!

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Anything but a morning routine…

Don’t you just hate those mornings when you just can’t seem to pull yourself out of bed?  The dog all snuggled up beside you only happens when the pull of the pillows is stronger than the desire to get the day started. Instead of angering the bear sleeping next to me, I crawled out of bed and into the shower, toweled off, got dressed, started my morning coffee, took Angel out for a walk (the cute little Sish Tzu that Love found for me so I wouldn’t kidnap babysit any more of her dogs) and am now finishing my morning cup of joe before it’s time to head out to work.  Today’s outfit is a FREE group gift from Hipnose- Spazio. The NVB 40 Gift contains a shirt/jacket combo and pants. It also includes a pair of spiffy mesh shoes and comes with a cord necklace as a nice accessory. The Hypnose Group is FREE to join, so grab up those goodies.

I hand Angel her treat as I head out the door for another day’s work, still wishing I was back in bed. Is it Saturday, yet?

Carson is wearing…

Outfit:   Hipnose- Spazio – NVB 40 Shirt/Jacket, Pants, Shoes & Cord Necklace Group Gift (FREE $0L/$0L to join )
Hair: ARGRACE – Minato Hair  (Subscriber gift FREE $0L/$0L to join )
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Soft Furry Bundle of Joy: : Black Bantam – Diva Dog Sish Tzu – Black -(instore gacha 55L per play)

Sim: Carson’s Dream Chamber – Private

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*Angel is based on Carson’s RL Sish-Lhasa mix rescue dog coincidentally also named Angel.


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Leather and Lace

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Hey Fab Folks!  While I was at Nala Designs the other day picking up the Avangardista group gift I showed you [HERE], I noticed that upstairs in the outlet area there are 2 group lucky boards.  Both prizes are really nice, however this one in particular that I am wearing today really caught my eye!  The group is 100L to join, but once you join, you can take advantage of group gifts, lucky boards and midnight mania offers that are group exclusives.

Getting Lucky At Nala Designs

If your lucky letter comes up on the board, you’ll be gifted the Rachel Red Outfit that includes the lace textured leather jacket and grey leggings shown on my avatar.  The jacket comes in classic and fitted mesh in XS – XL, and the pants come in standard mesh sizes XXS-L, Belleza, Slink, Maitreya, TMP.  Alpha layers are included for both, should you require them.

Aww, Thanks Izzy!

I also wanted to take a minute to thank Izzy C. for sending me this adorable Sheltie that I have decided to call Daisy!  As instructed, as a precaution… I am keeping it far away from Carson so that it is not abducted as my little Dalmation pup was back in December [HERE] when his grinchy side snuck out and he tried to steal Christmas.  He does seem in brighter spirits this year, however I still have my eye on him.  If you’d like one of your own JIAN Sheltie Companions, you can try your luck for one at this round of The Epiphany for just 50L per play.

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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 Ari
Outfit – Nala Designs Rachel Red (free group  lucky board prize / 0L / 100L to join)
Boots – Bueno Fringe Boots
Dog – JIAN Southern Shelties 3 RARE (gacha @ The Epiphany)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Winter Trace

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Think Pink

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Think pink.

Keke is giving out a lovely free gift to remind us that girl power is important, and I couldn’t help but snatch it up. If you are a member of keke (or join the group for free, there is no join fee) you can pick up one of their pink pussy hats, kitten inspired, to support women’s rights across the globe.

The hat is mesh and fit down nicely over my Catwa mesh head (though I did use the Catwa base hair applier under it), and I didn’t have to do any adjusting for fit at all!

This hat is a lovely reminder of unity, support, love, and equality for women world-wide. 🙂

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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
Hat – keke – pussy hat (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Private Location

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Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Like a few of the other ladies here at Fab Free, I also had a difficult and emotional weekend. A RL family issue hit me kind of hard, but thankfully Carson passed me the brownies and listened patiently while I had a small meltdown (thanks for listening, bro!). 🙂

Then I decided to pick myself up, throw on my favorite color (pink), do a little “wishful make-upping,” and head outside for a walk in the SL sunshine. I wound up at Small Town Green – it was chilly and snow was still on the ground, but this has always been one of my favorite sims for wandering and taking photos. It’s a bit smaller of a town now than it used to be, although still lovely and definitely worth a visit.

A Really Volcanic Ensemble

When I heard that S@BBiA had put out a new lucky board gift, I hurried over to the store and planted myself in a chair. I only had to wait a short while before an “S” popped up (very unusual!) and I received this fabulous coat, skirt, and sweater ensemble. The outfit only comes in one mesh size, but what’s really nice is that a HUD is included so you can turn on or off any of the pieces. For instance, you could wear the coat and sweater with a pair of jeans, or only the coat, only the skirt and sweater… I’m sure you get the idea! I’m not certain if you need to be a member of the S@BBiA group in order to use the lucky boards since I had my tag on at the time. But the group is free to join, and lots of other gifts are available to pick up, so there is no reason not to join, right?

For accessories, I headed over to the ULTRA Event. There are quite a few nice gifts available at this round, including the gold and amethyst (I think) jewelry I’m wearing by Modish, and this gorgeous handbag by Clef de Peau. You do need to join the ULTRA group in order to grab the gifts, but the group is free to join.

My shoes are by Ingenue, and I love the slightly retro look of them. They were set out a few days ago for Fifty Linden Friday, but as of this publishing, you can still grab them – or a pair in teal – for 50L. They come in sizes for Maitreya and Slink (high) mesh feet.

I’m Wishful Make-Upping!

My skin and makeup are by Amara Beauty for the January Powder Packa brand-new “mystery box” designed specifically for wearers of Catwa mesh heads. While the box itself is definitely not 75L or less, I do feel that it was a very good value, considering all that you get. This month, there were skins, makeups, and eyelashes from 12 different designers, several of which were thoughtful enough to include Omega appliers so you can use the items on heads other than Catwa.

The Julia applier that I’m wearing today included 3 different skin tones with 2 eyebrow colors (or no eyebrows, if you prefer to add your own), 9 eyeshadows, 18 lipsticks, and even included Omega body appliers. I hadn’t worn Amara Beauty skins before, and I have to say that this one is really pretty and a different look for me. I will definitely be checking them out again! 😀

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Julia (exclusive for January Powder Pack)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Loni
Jewelry: Modish Nadine Gem Earrings & Necklace (free group gift @ ULTRA)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Coat/Sweater/Skirt: S@BBiA Chester Coat with Sweater & Skirt (Lucky Board / 0L)
Handbag: Clef de Peau Jane Bag Taupe (free group gift @ ULTRA)
Shoes: Ingenue Tabatha Heels Copper (50L for FLF)
Pose: Adorkable Poses
Location: Small Town Green+Cafe

 

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Spelling 101

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Hey there FabFree!  In my last post I showed you a group gift by MonaLISA [HERE], and as I was digging through the rest of the items I picked up at the same time, I came across this great business suit that had a real teachery kind of feel to me.  It reminded me that “someone” was picking on my Canadian spelling last week in blog comments posted [HERE] and I had threatened to school him on the subject.

I honestly have no idea why we have different spellings for the same words between Canada and the USA. It’s probably one of those things we’ll never figure out with history going back and forth… Just saying…  I wasn’t wrong!

Nothing Suits Me Like A Suit

The MonaLISA Business Mini Skirt & Suit Jacket both come in S-XL mesh sizes with alpha layers.  As I mentioned in my previous post regarding MonaLISA, the group is 100L to join.

Hey, I Put Some New Shoes On

On my avatar, I am also wearing the latest group gift shoe offer by Phedora!  The Marian Heels have been added in a full fatpack of colours to the ever growing group gift section at their shop.  With a one time 300L join fee, you can pick up several fantastic pairs of shoes that are compatible with many types of feet.

In A Hurry

As Edi mentioned in her post earlier today [HERE], it’s Fifty Linden Friday… and if you are really quick, you can still stop by Maxi Gossamer and pick up their Fifty Linden Friday offer for today.  It’s a little tough to see in my post, but you can buy their Love Catcher Heart Necklace and Earring set for 50L, just today!

Class dismissed!
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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 – Elua Oceana
Outfit – MonaLISA Business Mini Skirt & Suit Jacket (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Shoes – Phedora Marian Group Gift (free group gift / 0L / 300L to join)
Jewelry – Maxi Gossamer FLF Necklace Love Catcher Heart (50L / Fifty Linden Friday)
Glasses – Mad Mesh Mesh Nerd Glasses in several colours (plain and checkered) (9L / marketplace)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Scene – *CS* Welcome to Classroom (edited board – pose not used) (65L / marketplace)

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Smiles on a Cloudy Day

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Hello there, Fabulouses!  It has been a number of cold, gray, rainy days in a row where I am in RL, so I guess that influenced my selection of outfit and location for today’s blog post.  With a couple of lamps to guide our way, Ripley and I set out to explore the snowy It All Starts With a Smile sim. Rip never has to worry about getting the chills with his luxurious fur coat, and lucky for me, with my cozy knitted outfit and scarf from VIPs Creations, I stayed toasty warm all day as well!

Nothing Goes Together Like Winter and a Sweater

Unless of course it’s a knitted skirt, fleecy scarf, and a sweater!  My entire outfit today from my shawl to my shoes is a free group gift for members of the VIPs Creations group, which by the way, is free to join!  I just love it when I get a complete outfit all in one swoop!  The soft, woolen, long-sleeved sweater wrapped my arms in comfort, while its cropped waistline offered a sexy peek at my midsection.  Just so we could keep snuggly warm, the generous designer tucked a black scarf in the package to drape around our necks.  It resizes with just a touch, so you can adjust it as needed for your avatar.  A thick, knitted gray skirt which fell to just above my knees, perfectly coordinated with the hue of my top, and rounded out my outfit.  Finally, before setting out with Ripley, I slipped on the Cecilia shoes, which are also included as part of the gift.   These leather high heels are packed with details such as three buckles and delicate knotted laces.  They were the perfect footwear to shield my toes from old Jack Frost.  If you would love to capture this sweet, stylish complete outfit for yourself, head on over to VIPs Creations, join the group if you’re not a member already, then tap the gift board.  There’s also a men’s group gift up for grabs, but since Ripley already sports a fluffy winter coat, he opted out (not to mention the fact that he’s a canine!).  I can’t say I blame him….he’s pretty cute just the way he is!

What’s Included:

  • Cecilia Shoes for Slink, Belleza and Maitreya
  • Skirt in Standard Fitmesh Sizes as well as Belleza, Maitreya and Slink
  • Top in Standard Fitmesh Sizes as well as Belleza, Maitreya and Slink
  • Black Scarf

Sunny Days Ahead…. (I Hope!)

I think Ripley and I have had enough rain and gray skies to fill us up for quite some time.  Until my next post, here’s wishing you sunshine and happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier Aiko

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Hair:  Argrace Hotaru

Outfit:  VIPS Creations Female Outfit January Gift (free gift for VIPS Creations group members 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Aushka & Co.

Sim:  It All Starts With a Smile
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