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Heart of Glass

Heart of Glass

 

♫ Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass ♫

Lucky (Not) to Have a Glass Heart…

We’ve all been there at one time or another. Your heart unexpectedly shatters as if it’s made out of glass. I know mine isn’t made out of glass because I watched as I received a heart ultrasound. (Yes! Contrary to popular belief, I DO have a heart.) And no worries, I checked out fine.

Rest Your Weary Heart….

So when Love left me an offline that I should stop by Polo Paul and have a go at the Lucky Chairs, I couldn’t resist. I walked in, waited for the letters on the chair to rez, and when the “C” magically appeared, I sat right down and won this outfit. (That NEVER happens. I usually stand for hours waiting for my letter.) The lucky outfit named Glass Heart is a complete outfit including the shirt, pants, shoes and shades. (Bonus Carson Knowledge: My normal glasses also come from Polo Paul). Also included is a mesh backpack to carry the pieces of your shattered glass heart. The outfits rotate on the chairs, so see what you can win.

 

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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
Outfit: Polo Paul – Glass Heart (Lucky Chair FREE / 0L)

Pose: Double Take – Might and Brawn (25L)

Sim: Campus d’Art

CarsonCaibentag


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Stretching It Out

Stretching It Out

Morning Routine…

For roughly three months now, I’ve been getting up every morning and going for a walk/jog. It started small at first, a quarter of a mile, then a half mile, etc. (no Love, I will not do the metric conversions for you). After I started back to work, I have been arriving early and using the on site facilities to continue my morning routine. I am now up to 2.5 miles every day, seven days a week. That’s all before breakfast.

Workout Wear…

For my running gear today I put together from some free and not free items.  I found the Leman Pants at Prism for Men , another L’Homme Magazine group gift. The gift is FREE and the group is FREE to join. The Jeffery Tank from A&D Clothing is not free (199L), but I thought it went well with the pants The tank also comes with a necklace. I won my FREE running shoes, the “Trey” Graffiti Kicks at Rebellion off the Midnight Mania Board. The gifts rotate daily and you don’t need a group tag to touch this board, so check and see what’s on the board today.

Ok, I need to run…seriously I’m stretched and ready to run…. Later!

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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
Pants – Prism for Men – Leman Pants – (L’Homme Group Gift FREE 0L / 0L to join)
Shirt: A&D Clothing – Jeffery Tank (not free / 199L)
Shoes: REBELLION – “Trey” Kicks Graffiti (Lucky Board FREE / 0L)

Pose: Double Take – Push (25L)

Sim: Aloha Beach

CarsonCaibentag


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Ice Cream Man

Ice Cream Man

 

♫ I’m your ice cream man, stop me when I’m passin’ by 
Oh my my, I’m your ice cream man, stop me when I’m passin’ by 
See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy ♫

Redecorating with 31 favors…

While I was on “leave”, It seems that Love redecorated the FabFree Info Hub. She added a quaint little ice cream bar on the side of the building. If I wasn’t on a diet (stupid doctors), I’d be eating the ice cream instead of serving it.

Basic Black(berry)…

Today’s outfit is a L’Homme Magazine group gift located at KIB Designs. The L’Homme Pants and Shirt Outfit comes in the standard XS-XL sizes and is a very business or semi-formal look. I’m putting this outfit in my closet rotation.

Wait… fruit flavored ice cream is still fruit, right?

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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
Outfit: KIB Designs – L’Homme Pants and Shirt (L’Homme Group Gift FREE 0L / 0L to join)
Shoes: A&D Clothing – Boston

Pose: Pose: Double Take – Army of One (25L)

Sim: The Wash

CarsonCaibentag


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Back on Campus

Back on Campus

 

Has it been a month already?

I can hardly believe I’ve been back to work for four weeks now. I’m settling into my new position (a promotion of sorts) and the campus is a flurry of activity. I can finally lean back and breathe a sigh of relief that I’m finding my groove.

Old or new? I’m not sure….

Being out of the blogging game for a few months has left me wondering if gifts are old news or new and fresh. So please bear with me as I find both old and new treasures. I stopped by Gizza Creations and found a L’Homme group gift that I didn’t have. The Malcolm Shirt is FREE to L’Homme members and the group is FREE to join. I then headed over to Resun Fashions as I had a few months of group gifts to collect. I was pleased to find the Mexico Jeans are the September group gift. I was even more pleased to learn that the group which normally costs 100L to join is currently FREE.

Two post from me in a week. WOW! a new record. lol

Catch ya next time….

 

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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: Gizza Creations – Malcolm Shirt (L’Homme Group Gift FREE 0L / 0L to join)
Pants: Resun Fashions – Mexico Jeans (Group Gift FREE 0L / 0L to join)

Pose: Double Take – Slightly Askew  (25L)

Sim: Texas State University – San Marcos

CarsonCaibentag


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Queen Bee

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I’ve been out gathering the last blooms before fall really sets in. We’ve had a few warm days and some of the flowers still are blooming. The cold nights will soon be frosting over the last of the buds though.

Late Bloomer

This ruffled romper is perfect for picking late blooms with its pretty lacy textured design and soft color. And you can pick it up free at Ashmoot. It’s their exclusive FabFree gift to all of us! Just don your FabFree group tag and head over to the Ashmoot main-store to pick it up.

Available sizes:

  • Standard sizes XXS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Pose pretty!

My pretty pose is another 12L gift from the TWE12VE event! You can find this gift at the B’Style booth and the pose is called “Angel”. It is great for Second Life photographers! And for only 12L, I couldn’t pass it up!

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Queen Bee

Since I’m picking all these flowers, I have decided that I’m queen bee for the day, as stated by my most excellent tattoo. This was another TWE12VE event gift. I picked this gift up for 12L at the Lush booth. Inside the box was the cute omega applier tattoo pictured above!

A special gift

NSP Florals and [MUSE] sent out their September gift via group notices with a special announcement that their main-store would be temporarily closed due to an SL glitch (it will reopen as soon as possible). In the meantime you can get the current group gift in the notices (but hurry, notices only stay active for two weeks and it’s already been a few days). That’s where I got my beautiful set of 50s swing jewelry that I paired with my outfit.

Note* If you’re not already in the group, copy and paste this: secondlife:///app/group/fc7863f9-aea1-e3d3-9705-b37dd4bcd531/about into local chat and use it to join the group!

Don’t worry, the NSP Florals satellite store is still open and you can go to it to do your regular shopping for now using this teleport by clicking here. And the main-store will be back up soon! In the meantime, pick up the group gift from the notices!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Good Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Bianca
Jewelry – NSP Florals & [MUSE] – 50s Swing Necklace & Earrings (Free Group Gift/Group is 125 to Join) – get the gift from the notices
Tattoo – Lush – Queen Bee Tattoo (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)
Romper – Ashmoot – S/S CoLL _ Ruffle Rompser _ SG/Pea (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes

Pose – B’Style – Pose Angel (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)

Sim Location – The Cyprian Garden (adult Sim)

Astrids Signature


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Twisted Huntress

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I’ve been able to bring you several roleplay posts lately… and it’s been a lot of fun to be able to do so. I have managed to put together an outfit today that is almost entirely free, expect for the pants and it would go great in a post apocalyptic setting, a sci-fi setting, or even a medieval fantasy setting.

It’s so twisted

The twisted hunt is on… with all its twisted cubes. It’s arguably one of the most difficult hunts on the grid, but it’s also one of the most rewarding with its excellent free gifts.

Roped Passions has a history of getting in on the action and this round is no different. The creator is giving away a main prize as well as 6 side prizes and will also have out a riot vendor as well this time around.

The main prize

You’ll want to hunt down this free Revenge Huntress Jacket as the main prize for the Twisted Hunt at Roped Passions! It’s a great piece for any sort of roleplay as I mentioned before and comes in crimson and black. It’s fully mesh and exposes the top of some cleavage without being overdone.

Shirt Sizes Available:

  • Standard mesh XS – L
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Boots too

One of the side hunt gifts at Roped Passions is the free pair of Vex Kreepers in Crimson Boots. They seem to be unrigged mesh and I found that by putting them on and then hiding my Maitreya feet they fit just perfectly. I think they would be adjustable to most mesh bodies. They are highly detailed and well made and as a side gift are free with a little extra hunting time.

Strike a Pose

I’d put together a roleplay outfit not too long ago in my post here when I visited the Imaginarium event. While I was there I also picked up a free pose from Dahila that you see in the picture above. It seemed to strike the perfect mood for my roleplay gear so I added it to my post. It would make a nice addition to a photographer’s inventory!

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Details, details

Roped Passions has out 6 total free side gifts as part of the Twisted Hunt. I’m only showing you 3 in this post. The other 3 were just as amazing. You’ll want to find them all! Pictured above is the free Crimson Unisex Crown as well as the free Twisted Victorian Hunters Mask, each of which is a side gift that you can get for free by hunting for that twisted cube around the Roped Passions main-store.

If you hunt some more, you’ll also find a Gothic alter (not shown), a Snarky Cube (not shown), and Gothic Mushrooms (not shown). All these prizes are fantastic and definitely worth the hunt!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Electricity
Crown – Roped Passions – Crimson Unisex Crown (Free Twisted Hunt Prize/0L/Side Prize)
Mask – Roped Passions – Twisted Victorian Hunters Mask (Free Twisted Hunt Prize/0L/Side Prize)
Jacket – Roped Passions – Revenge Huntress Top (Free Twisted Hunt Prize/0L/Main Prize)
Pants – Steel&Ink – High Waiste Leather Skinny Leggings
Boots – Roped Passions – Vex Kreepers Crimson (Free Twisted Hunt Prize/0L/Side Prize)

Pose – Dahila – Issues (Free Gimme Gacha Gift/Free to Join Group/@ The Imaginarium)

Sim Location – The Wastelands

Astrids Signature

 


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 09/01/2017 – EMU Group

EMU Group Exterior
The Weekend is here Fab Free! Thank goodness. That of course also means it’s time for this week’s designer of the week. This week I’m excited to share with you all about EMU Group. This shop is a bit different than many of the shops we get to discover on the Fab Free blog in that it focuses on scripting, scripted items, furniture, and other builds. Anyone in SL who builds, creates, decorates, or just tinkers would enjoy the EMU Group shop. There’s also an art gallery on the second floor with lots of original artwork. The EMU Group shop is large but easy to navigate. There’s even a room with FREE or very inexpensive items to the right of the main entrance.
EMU Gifts and Info
Once inside the main entrance at EMU Group, you’ll see the online indicator board for the EMU Group team members. There are subscriber group kiosks and group joiners positioned throughout the store. The in world group EMU Group has a one time join fee of 5 lindens. With this group you’ll have group only discounts and access to the group Lucky Chair, and group Midnight Mania boards. Near the chair and boards there’s also a dollarbie gift. In this same room you’ll see new releases on the wall as well. On the same wall is also where you can pick up the exclusive Fabulously Free in SL group gift. This gift is FREE to all Fab Free group members. If you’re not in the Fab Free group yet, it’s always FREE to join. Take a moment to explore this cool shop, the EMU Group has something for everyone whether you’re an expert builder or a novice.


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Standing Idly By

Snapshot_004Hey there Fabulouses!  Not only did I come to you today with a couple of Fabulously Free in SL group gift updates, but I have also put together a little post with a sweet 10L dress, some very sexy strappy heels I found as a group gift and just for the heck of it…  I used a group gift pose too!

Where’s My Feather Duster?

This black dress is trimmed in a lacy texture that (I think) gives it a little bit of a sexy French maid look to it and you can find it in the VEO marketplace store for just 10L in one mesh Maitreya Lara Body size.  There is also a cute yellow lingerie set for 10L offered by the same designer, so if you happen to have another 10L – that’s a great use for it!

Strappy Heels

Are you strapped for cash, but need some new shoes?  N-Core has a new group gift out called CLARA Strappy Edition in both black and nude colours right now.  If I read right…  they will be releasing more colours of these sexy babies on Fridays.  I am not sure how many Fridays they will be doing this, but it seems like a great way to collect a free fatpack!  This group is currently 199L to join.

Onto The Pose…

Yes!  That coy, leaned against the wall pose is a free group gift in a three pack called [idle] pose set.  You can pick this group gift up with your free group join at West End.  I have added the vendor ad below so you can see all three poses.

[ west end ] Poses - Idle - Single Pose Set for [ west end ] Free Group Members

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Makeup – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Elua Kira
Dress – VEO Little Dress (Black) (10L – Marketplace)
Shoes – N-Core CIARA Strappy Edition (free group gift / 0L / 199L to join)
Pose –  [West End] #3 of the Idle Set (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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New Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift: [ West End]

[ West End] has generously updated their Fabulously Free in SL group gift for us!

[ West End] – Added 8/19/17

How to grab your gift!

To pick up these group gifts, you will need to have your Fabulously Free in SL inworld group tag activated (It’s free to join!).  To join the group, copy and past the following link into local chat in your SL viewer and click the link in local chat – secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about

There are three ways to keep an eye on our growing list of free group gifts:

  1. Click the Group Gifts Listing Button at the top right hand side of the blog.
  2. Watch for the inworld group notices.
  3. Visit our inworld Fabulously Free in SL Info Hub and click the listing on the sign by the party table.


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 08/18/2017 – Frimon Store

Frimon Store
Happy Saturday Fab Free! I know this is a day late, let me just say it was a long week for this blogger, and I’m so glad for the weekend. I’m positive that the day being Saturday rather than Friday doesn’t make this weeks Designer of the week any less awesome. Frimon Store is this weeks designer. If you’re looking for sweet couples poses, fun poses for your friends, or even cool individual poses, you definitely need to go to Frimon Store.  Many of the poses even include props! Not to mention there are several opportunities for some FREE gifts. This wouldn’t be the Fab Free blog after all without some freebies! I also think it’s important to mention that the Frimon Store is set up in a very serene but minimal setting, which I think is ideal for shopping. There is an outdoor courtyard area that has all the general “wall of information” type things including associated groups and an online indicator for the shop owner/creator.
Frimon Store Gifts
Now back to those FREEbies! At the center of the store there is a big wall of Frimon Store group gifts and additional group gifts for members of other groups. The Frimon Store group is FREE to join, so there’s no cost to get the Frimon Store group gift. This is also where you’ll find the exclusive Fab Free group gift. Don’t forget to wear your Fabulously Free in SL group tag! If you’re not already a member the Fab Free group is always FREE to join. The Fab Free gift at Frimon Store is the last one on the right. You may recall this fun couples pose from Carson’s post “Taking the Plunge.” Whether you’re a professional photographer, a blogger, or you’re taking snaps with your friends, you don’t want to miss out on these awesome poses. Happy Shopping!