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Saturday in the park

Good Friday evening to you, Fab Folks. The weekend approaches and isn’t it good to see it looming on our horizon! I’d be willing to bet that more than a few of us have some time in the park planed this weekend… maybe with a picnic? If so, the Picnic in the Park Hunt is just the thing for you!

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No picnic is complete without some juicy watermelon and this cute frock from Odd Clothing Etc. is a little slice of yummy. Short and flirty, it’s perfect for a summer date.

If you’re more a shorts and tank sort, then Siren’s Moon’s gift is going to be a comfy favorite. I really love the bright retro print and the halter is held by a cute little red heart in back.

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The Picnic in the Park Hunt is only a tiny little 1L per gift and has 14 stops. The Hunt runs until June 15th so you’ve got plenty of time to play this fun little Hunt.

 

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet + nailsSlink mesh Casual Hands + Mid Feet + the Basic Nails HUD
Hair – Truth – Teddy
ShoesLindy’s Modern and Retro Shoes – Shamrock
PosesKirin
LocationCalas Galadhon

DressOdd Clothing Etc. – Watermelon Dress – (1L/Picnic in the Park Hunt)

Tank + ShortsSiren’s Moon – Colorful Cami –  (1L/Picnic in the Park Hunt)

BasketRed’s 5 and dime – Picnic basket – (5L on the Marketplace)
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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL Picnic In The ParkSo many hunts, so little time. I keep telling myself that I’ll get to all these hunts but they just keep slipping though my schedule. If only real life could just be put on hold! My partner and I recently finished the Puss & Boots Hunt. It was a fun hunt, though I haven’t even started opening the boxes yet.

Anyway, there are lots of hunts to partake of if you have the time. Good luck with that!

If you haven’t gone out on a hunt before, it’s time to get your feet wet. Hunts are a great way to pick up a lot of free (or very nearly free) stuff for your inventory. It’s not so difficult and there’s help to get started. FabFree and HUNT SL both have pages with useful tips and tricks.

So peruse these hunts and find the one that’s right for you. Just click the names for more information on each hunt.

See you out on the hunt!

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What Goes Around, Comes Around!

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I never intended it to happen, but do you have an article of clothing that you rely on as a “go to” item, one that absolutely refuses to age? I do! And, later in this post, we are going to celebrate its one-year anniversary in my wardrobe. First though, check out what I found last night! I went by a store named Cold Ash, which specializes in fantastically detailed, rugged-looking men’s clothing. I found this vintage style T-shirt as their FREE Group Gift! The Mesh Austin Tee in STEEL BLUE is a fine representation of the quality that goes into the clothing that Cold Ash makes. Anyone who knows me knows I am a sucker for T-Shirts that look soft and well-worn, and this ribbed cotton T-shirt hangs beautifully with soft, realistic folds. It’s like it was never meant to be taken off. In the FREE Group Gift, you get 3 sizes and an additional 2 sizes in fitmesh, so getting a good fit won’t be any problem. Stop by Cold Ash, this is a must pick up! The pants I chose to wear with it are the current FREE Group Gift from Lavarock, likely my favorite male clothing store on Second Life. They are the Destroy Male Jeans and are probably one of the grungiest items in my wardrobe. I love the texture on them. Honestly, if I ever move to Seattle to pursue my dreams of alt-rock super stardom, these are the jeans I am going to wear! They come in 2 styles, with five sizes of each included in the gift. The only problem is they have been out for quite a while, and at the moment I am unable to say how much longer they will remain available. If you like them in the picture, go get them immediately. I suspect they may not be available much longer. The last item in the Cold Ash inspired outfit is the cap, which was just one of those lucky finds you sometimes run across accidentally. It is a 1L hunt prize from a hunt which is sadly already over. Luckily, the owner of Ashmoot forgot to pick up the hunt prize! It’s only 1L and the cap matches the T-shirt wonderfully. Sadly I can’t recall the name of the hunt, but you are looking for a hunt object shaped like a mask called “P-H Hunt # 8″. Look for it where you find the daily prize boards. Kristabel Ashmoot promises me she will leave it out until the end of the month so we all have a chance to grab it (a VERY sweet thing to do for us). Be sure to pick it up before it’s too late!

I teased you that as I write this I am celebrating an anniversary of sorts, and I have Lyrieal’s Boutique to thank for it. I recently attended “Just For Him”, a cart sale like event with a 1L mini-hunt where I found this great leather jacket! It comes from Lyrieal’s Boutique and is their Just For Him Hunt Prize. It has a hud that allows you to choose 5 different colors in both the leather and the lining. For a single linden, that’s great value. The event is not a large one, but I should have known Lyrieal’s Boutique would have something special out. This brings me to the anniversary: I was dying to show you this jacket and was having trouble finding just the right pants to present it with, so I decided to go with my “go to” grey system jeans and Mesh boots, tinting the jeans a bit darker to match. After doing the picture, I began putting together this post, and found I had reason to smile. Those beloved jeans and boots of mine are from a hunt one year ago today…and were previously blogged here by a young guest blogger. Coincidentally, they also came from Lyrieal’s Boutique! So, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of their posting in Fab Free, the In The Pink outfit has been added to the 1L hunt prize, making it even better. It is a great looking outfit and the jeans are tintable to match a wide range of grays, so they are super handy to have around. Even the boots are nice, you can’t beat this value. I had originally planned to end my post here, and call it a night, but once I get going I am hard to stop. So in the spirit of “You really should check out the Just For Him sales event”, here is a final addition to my post below!

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While I was at the sale, I noticed a pair of shorts on the back wall of the booth belonging to the store Trashed. Just like the other coincidences this week (the hat which looked great with the T-shirt that was accidentally left out, and the nice jeans I decided to wear being posted to fab free exactly one year ago today) these denim shorts look like they were made to go with the Cold Ash T-Shirt I picked up this week. The Trashed Men’s denim shorts in plaid are not free, but this is a sale event as well as a hunt and these shorts look really great. If you love that T-shirt as much as I do, that is reason enough to pony up the extra 85L for these shorts to go with them. They make a fantastic pair together. Once again, I have worked late into the evening and I must go, but this has been a post full of pleasant surprises. Until next time my friends, see you on the grid. —–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Vintage Blue T-Shirt – Cold Ash Mesh Austin Tee in Steel Blue  (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

Grungy Jeans – Lavarock Destroy Male Jeans  (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

Ball Cap – Ashmoot Acc Coll_Unisex Cap #01  (1L/Hunt Prize)
Note- The hunt is over but the prize should be out til the end of the month!

Hair Under Cap – From inventory, heavily modded for picture.

Leather Jacket – Lyrieal’s Boutique Leather Jacket {His} (1L/Hunt Prize)
Note- The “In The Pink” outfit including Jeans and Boots has been added to the same box now for extra value.

Plaid Denim Shorts – Trashed Mens Denim Shorts in Plaid (85L/On sale-Just For Him event)

Shirt Under Jacket – Connors V Neck T-Shirt Black (FREE Gift)

Eyes – Poetic Colors Spotted Eyes – Tropic (FREE Gift)
Previously blogged here.

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)
Necklace – Aitui – AITUI – Ammunition Necklace (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

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Today’s Top 10 Hunts

HUNT SL Sign Rock & Cute Brii HuntGood morning fabulous friends! Here’s a listing of what’s hot in the hunt world today: Tuesday, May 19.

The latest store hunt at Brii is topping the chart this week. It’s the Rock & Cute Hunt. Sorry guys, Brii is just for the gals, but it’s usually some pretty great stuff. It’s a L$1 hunt by the way.

For the guys, there’s Just For Him, a fair and sim hunt that just started yesterday. I haven’t checked it out yet, but I plan to.

Just a reminder, that these are the 10 most popular viewed hunts over the past 48 hours or so. We don’t know how many people actually start (or finish) any given hunt and this ranking can (and probably will) change in a few hours.

See you out on the hunt!

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New Gifts At FabFree Headquarters!

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Just popping in to let you know we have three new additions to large selection of free gifts at The Gift Gallery at FabFree Headquarters!  This week, a big thank you goes to {Vision} – S&F, 3GD’s and Ms. B’s Designs for their generosity!


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Free Dove Hunt – Part 2

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I can’t believe this long week is almost coming to an end! Haha Thankfully the May Mini Hunt at Free Dove  lasts all month, so no reason to miss out on these great hunt prizes. This second post about the Free Dove  hunt includes a few more fantastic items that I just had to show you. There are several more hunt items that I haven’t shown, but I do believe half the fun of a hunt is discovering the gifts.

Just in case you missed it, here’s a link to Part 1.

I mentioned before how cute this dress is when I showed it in another pattern in my first Free Dove  hunt post, and I still find it absolutely adorable. I love the dainty little flowers on this version. This mesh dress is a FREE hunt prize by Fission. Also by Fission are these sort of fractal patterned leggings. I could see wearing these mesh pants with a cute solid colored tank or a big comfy sweater. Again these are a FREE hunt prize at Free Dove. Next, you may remember that chunky ring by Masoom shown in my first Free Dove hunt post, well these equally chunky and equally fun bangles are another FREE hunt prize. These bright bangles kinda remind me of the 80s when neon was so very in, which makes them even cooler ’cause they’re “retro”! Last, I think these black and blue plaid pumps are my absolute favorite of the Free Dove hunt prizes. They are also by Fission, and are meant to be worn with Slink High feet. I think they have a great vintage look, and are just darling on!

Here are the details, Happy Hunting!!

Hair – little bones. Suffragette – Ombre&Roots

HeadLelutka – Aria

BodyMaitreya – Lara

Dress – Fission: Go Outside-Pink – FREE FDH Prize @Free Dove

Leggings – Fission: Heather leggings-Tan – FREE FDH Prize @Free Dove

Bangles – [[ Masoom ]] Love Petal outfit- bangles – FREE FDH Prize @Free Dove

HandsSlink – Elegant 1

Shoes – Fission: Plaid strapped pumps (Slink high)-Blue – FREE FDH Prize @Free Dove

FeetSlink – High

**The skin worn is the default skin for the Lelutka Aria head with tones by Glam Affair.

Pose (bangles  & shoes)Double Take – Thorn of the Rose

PoseDouble Take – Hemlock & Nightshade

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FabFree Designer of The Day – 05/15/15 – Lemonicity

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Lemonicity Swedish Checks 2 Piece Set (midnight mania prize / 0L) –  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poetry/88/100/22

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers.

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL Fi_s_Hunts_-_Gingham_Hunt_-_POSTER_IMAGEGood morning Fabulous Friends! There is a pretty darn good lineup of hunts going on right now, but some of them end TODAY. I’ve marked these for you just in case you want to get in on them at the last minute.

You should be able to find a hunt theme to enjoy. We have cats, whimsy, camping, the 50’s, antiques, and more as the currently running hunt themes. I’ve personally got the Gingham Hunt on my list of things to do, but gearing up for the SL12B Community Celebration (Second Life’s 12th birthday) is taking up a lot of my time. I’ll tell you more about that in a later article. I’m pretty excited about it.

If you haven’t gone out on a hunt before, what are you waiting for? Hunts are a great way to pick up a lot of free (or very nearly free) stuff for your inventory. It’s not so difficult and there’s help to get started. FabFree and HUNT SL both have pages with useful tips and tricks.

So take a look at these hunts and find the one that’s right for you. Just prod the names for more information on each hunt.

See you out on the hunt!

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Fab Free Designer of the Day – 05/14/2015 – Damn&Sweet

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Head over to Damn&Sweet and go upstairs, wear your Fab Free group tag, and score this outfit for FREE!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mailaif/174/143/2858

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers.

Photos are work of the designers.


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From Farmboy To Pop Icon!

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Greetings from the Riler family farm, where we grow all kinds of healthy food that I won’t eat. I remember once when I was a young pup and Mom asked me “Why won’t you eat fruits and vegetables? There has to be something that we can grow that you’ll eat.” Mom stared at me in complete exasperation. That was the day I learned parrots do not grow on trees. Also, I am told if they did, parrot trees would not grow in the Midwest. I have learned a lot about farming since then, most of it from countless hours of playing FarmVille on Facebook.

The most important lesson I learned about farming is: Do not dress like you have just fallen off the turnip truck. (Wait, if you actually did just fall off the turnip truck, you probably are a farmer anyway, so dressing like that is good, too.) My point is, you are going to want to dress the part and the FREE Gingham Hunt Prize from Firelight Creations/MAN STUFF is perfect for that handsome farmhand look. The prize consists of the Leroy mesh shirt in red gingham and the Cole jeans in light blue denim. The shirt is very nicely shaped and, together with the mesh Cole jeans, which I also consider a keeper, this is a very masculine look. MAN STUFF is the division of Firelight Creations we have to thank for this FREE hunt gift, but included in the same box is a matching women’s outfit from Firelight Creations. This hunt prize would be a very good start for a “Country” kind of outfit for club events and sims, in addition to being nice enough for your regular wardrobe. I may not be the kind of guy suited for farm work, but in this outfit, I could do commercials for brand name soda pop on TV. I could easily imagine myself drinking an ice cold can of pop, condensation dripping down my muscular chest, as my female co-workers in the office break room gawk in silent appreciation. Casual Friday – here I come! Kidding aside, this outfit looks great, and I could seriously sell a ton of pop in this.

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For a more suburban look, I love this FREE thank you gift from Carami! It is the Trenton Tee and it comes in a set of five solid dark colors, changeable via hud. This is far more than just a basic mesh T-shirt, this FREE Gift is much more generous than that. The Trenton Tee comes in four variations; tucked, untucked, normal bottom untucked, and narrow bottom untucked. With choices like that, getting a great fit and the right look should not be hard at all. One last reason you need to pick up this FREE gift from Carami: It comes with a sixth bonus texture that isn’t on the hud. That bonus texture is the one I am wearing above, a very casual retro looking print T-shirt. Just take care to make a backup copy of the print tee, because once you change it using the hud, it is replaced with the color you have chosen. In short, Carami is giving you a great basic dark T-shirt in five colors and four variations plus a bonus printed T-shirt design! You can’t beat this kind of a thank you gift, thank you very much Carami.

One last thing I need to mention this week, the skin I am wearing is from Seven Deadly Skins. It is the free group gift for May and looks fantastic, I like it so much you will probably be seeing me in it often in the coming weeks. Seven Deadly Skins is a pay group, but the quality of their skins is excellent and the gifts and specials they have make it well worth joining. As of this moment the group is currently on sale for 50L and is a great pick up for both male and female avies. Well, I am all talked out. This blogging is nearly as hard as cartoon farming (but twice as rewarding). Until next time everyone, have fun and see you on the grid. —–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Gingham Shirt & Jeans – Firelight Creations/MAN STUFF Leroy Shirt And Cole Jeans  (FREE Gingham Hunt Prize)
Note- In the same box is a matching women’s outfit.

Necklace – Aitui – AITUI – Talon Necklace – Polished White
Hair – Truth Ethan (Discontinued)
Hat – The Gentry

The Riler family farm pic was taken at Matoluta Sanctuary, a very nice place to visit.

T-shirt – Carami Thank You Gift  (FREE Gift/ 0L)

Skin – Seven Deadly Skins (7DS) MAY Group Gift (Free Gift/Pay Group)
As of right now, the Seven Deadly Skins Group is on sale for 50L so now is a great time to join!

Eyes – Poetic Colors Spotted Eyes – Tropic (FREE Gift)
Previously blogged here.

Jeans – Carami Ruffalo Jeans 
Hair – Argrace Akira in Ash Black

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