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MakeOver Monday

Hey there my darling No0bs and all Fabulous Folks. Class is in session once again and we have a TON of things to cover tonight. So let’s jump on in.

First, I want to answer a question I received because I think it’s something we all struggle with: Makin’ those Lindens. I have been checking out one of the easiest ways and that is the Fish Hunt Game. You catch fish and then pop to the game’s HQ and turn them in. The biggest thing is it takes forever to make any significate money. But it’s all free and if you have the patience for it then as you fish you get better at it and over time you start to catch more fish and less trash. If you use the Fishing Game to make money, let me hear from you! 

Much like the Fishing, patience is needed for the next “free” money maker: The Money Chairs. I found this one at the Kingbal store. ( Which also has loads of freebies everywhere.)  You only make 1L at a time and only if your letter or a ? comes up. So…. not fun but still totally free. I couldn’t find a list of such chairs or even the “Money Trees” new residents can harvest for their first 30 days. 

I’m going to come out and say… the best way to have L$ is simple to buy it with real currency. The exchange rate is good. One Linden is literally one cent. The minimum purchase order is $2.50 which buys you 600L ( at the current rate) You can set up a payment method as you choose including PayPal. Of course , this is JUST my own personal opinion so take it with a huge grain of salt. 

I want to clear something else up in response to a nasty comment/NC I received in world. The Bloggers here on FabFree are NOT paid. We don’t even get “free stuff” from most designers and creators. We set piggybanks up at our HQ because some folks like to help out their favorite bloggers with our expenses or to say a little “thank you”. We aren’t ‘begging on top of getting all that free stuff’. We do this because we love it.

So let’s jump to the next thing from last week: Housing.  Now Ms Aline had a post a few weeks ago about a community that was offering free housing in exchange for resident who would be VERY active in the community.   I don’t know if that’s still available but it could be a place to start.

What I can recommend for all us penny-pinchers is a SandBox. These are places you are allowed to rezz objects and build free of charge. There are “premium Sandboxes” out there that are pay or only for folks who have a premium account. But many are simply free open places.  You can find empty ones by typing in “Sandbox” to your search.

Pick one, I picked this one at random. Please respect the rules of each sandbox, there will usually be a sign or an automatic NC delivery with rules.

Then, open your World Map. (ctrl + M). In the left lower side you’ll see your “Location”  Use the arrow or manually enter a height. I picked 1500- ish and that seems to be high enough. Get your avatar in ‘fly’ then teleport up.  Take a look around if the sky is empty as far as you can see, you’re in the right place. 

Now, if you’re using FireStorm Viewer simply type ” REZPLAT ” and get a platform. Now you can land and rezz boxes or whatever you need. 

You can even rezz a skybox.  There are a TON of free skyboxes on the MarketPlace for you or go grab this gorgeous “New York Apt Skybox” from AppleFall for free. 

The outside of the skybox sitting on the platform I rezzed

The beautiful inside. You’d never know you were hovering in space.

Each Sandbox has a different time of “return” when it automatically returns everything in the sandbox to it’s owners. So do check to see when the next clean takes place before you rezz out. And , just as a curtesy, when you log out take/delete your items. Leaving trash in the sandbox (or anywhere you may be able to rezz that isn’t yours) is just rude. 

One thing to remember – You can’t set your “Home” to one of these sandboxes. To get around this, make sure you leave Second Life from your platform each time. Then when you come back to log in, log in to “Last Location” and you will pop in at the sandbox. 

Okay, my darlings, that’s it for tonight. I promise next week is “Inventory Control”  It’s a huge subject so I want to spend some time on it.  Have a great week and I’ll see ya on the blog!

One PS….  The Legacy FREE gift Body is still available. I picked up both Alistar and Kery a copy and I love it. It’s BOM ready and has a ton of bells and whistles. I highly recommend it. 

Cheers FabFree!

Today’s Links

KingbalStore – 2 Money Chairs paying 1L

Fish Hunt Website – They also have several other games to earn Lindens

Legacy Free Gift Classic Body – Requires you to join the “Shops” group which is free

Apple Fall – Free Skybox plus dozens of free items through out the store


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I Want Candy

Candy Girl

Hey gang!

It’s the last week of Cozyfest so I wanted to sneak in two more of my amazing 50L finds.  I’ve been hermiting the last day or two watching a blizzard dump snow on my rl home.  We have a good foot and a half, and its a whopping 15 degrees and still pretty windy at about 19 mph (wind chill of 3 degrees) as I write this, so I’ve just had some of the chocolate chip cookies I baked today and some hot chocolate with rum to warm up a bit.

My second life self has been enjoying some of the same, some chocolate bars and donuts on a stick for her (made me wonder how you keep the donut from falling off the stick once you have eaten a decent amount of it.  I would think it would take a tumble right off.)  Either way I’m just a gal with a sweet tooth, and I do love those candy bright colors too.  So let’s get to the goodies I found for you, neither of which have anything to do with bright colors or candy!  Huh.  Go figure!

Let’s talk about these amazing boots.  These boots are from Friday at Cozyfest, they are of course 50L and you have the option to wear them without the lights but I got them *for* the lights cause if I could just drape myself in glitter and fairylights, well.  That might be downright blissful.  They fit:

  • Legacy
  • Maitreya

Now the build I am standing in is by Lemme, also 50L at Cozyfest.  This cute pink cabin comes in a lighter pink or a darker pink and is just super cozy and cute.  It was pink, so how could I say no?  Like Aline, I have a bit of a fetish for houses and buildings, a girl can just never have enough!  Add pink in that mix and well, you’ve got me doing some heavy breathing!  I chose the lighter pink one, the shade just appealed to me more, but I absolutely adore it!

Now, back to my yummy warm drink and perhaps a nibble more of the cookies!  Hope y’all are staying toasty too!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Dress– Pink Cream Pie !PCP :: Lisa Dress [Rainbow Heart]
Necklace – Cray
Boots – Friday – Finley Boots (Winter Recolors) – 24.7 Pack (50L at Cozyfest)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka EvoX AVALON 3.1
Skin – Velour Aimee
Eyes – Lelutka EvoX 3.1
Hair– Doe Cutie

Extras

Background – LEMME…Cozy Pink / Skybox (Soft Pink) (50L at Cozyfest)
Donuts & Candy -:: Believe :: Chocolate/Donuts ::..


Dreaming of a White Christmas

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Happy Christmas everyone!  I’ve just nipped away from my RL festivities to make sure I don’t forget all my inworld peeps on this most auspicious of days.  I hope that you’re all enjoying yourselves, however you can, while still being safe and happy and filled with really good food.  I won’t natter incessantly, let’s get to the gifts!

I’m a Pro

Over at Promagic, it’s time for a new FREE subscriber gift!  This really lovely top, skirt and shoes all came free in the box and they’re all so pretty.  All three items come with very extensive HUDs to change the colours and some of the textures too.  You can even change the shade of the applique leaves on the bustier – plus there’s also a hat in the box too if you feel like being a bit jaunty. To get your own, all you have to do is click on the big subscriber sign when you land at Promagic.  Already subscribed but no gift is forthcoming?  Just unsubscribe and resubscribe and it will be sent to you right away (worked for me!).  Yay!

Sizes

  • Erika
  • Kupra Kups
  • Maitreya
  • Legacy
  • Tonic Fine

Generous Kim

The very lovely Kim of Kim’s Kreations is always so generous.  She has piles of gifts out at her shop, and they are constantly being switched out for other grand designs.  Today is the last day of her advent calendar (which is free for everyone – just pay 0L!) and inside you’ll find a really gorgeous and extensive set of decor called the Ivory Dreams Flying Skybox.  You can see all the parts right behind me in the photo – a fireplace, chairs, tables, artwork, candles, an ottoman… and even the very cool surrounding skybox that has a floating curtain so you look like you’re hanging out in the breeze.  It’s very striking and so much fun to play around with all the parts to set them up however you like.  If you haven’t picked up the past gifts either – they’re still all out for free, for everyone!  Get over there, don’t miss out on this amazingness – and give Kim your support while you’re at it, she really is a kind, generous soul.

Merry Christmas!  Happy Holidays!  Whatever you celebrate – or if you don’t celebrate at all, I wish you and yours the very best this season.  Thank you all for being here, for sharing the grid with us, and for making us a part of your Second Lives.

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top, Skirt and Shoes – Promagic Game (Free Subscriber Gift)
Sweater – Addams Pheobe Loose Boho Sweater
Earrings – LaGyo Stardust

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Noa
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow – Pout! Day & Night Liner
Lipstick – Alaskametro Milla (1L on the Alaskametro Candy Cane Hunt/Group is 50L to Join)
Nails – Alaskametro Bonne Annee (Previously Blogged HERE)
Hair – Stealthic Darling
Pose – Foxcity Delicate

Decor

Christmas Tree – Tarte Tiny Tree (Previously Blogged HERE)
All Other Decor and Skybox – Kim’s Kreations Ivory Dreams Flying Skybox (Free Gifts on the Kim’s Kreations Advent Calendar)


Apple Fall Haul

Apple Fall Haul

Holeeee Crow, FabFree!! Black Friday has exploded onto the Grid today and one of my all time favorite designers has taken it to heart! We gotta hurry here cause the sale may only last a few hours or a day or two… we don’t know!

Apple Fall is having a HUGE sale on the Marketplace. Everything on the Marketplace is only 50L! EVERYTHING! Even the builds! If it’s on the Marketplace store it’s 50L. I found a few items for less than 50 and a lot of free gifts there too. In fact, every single thing in my picture is free!  Including the Skybox!

I had planned on blogging just all the amazing gifts then *BOOM* huge sale.  So let’s talk quickly about the Group Gifts. If you join the free Apple Fall Group and wander the store… you will find literally dozens of free gifts. Some are easy to find and say “Group Gift” but some are just scattered around the store. You need to mouse over them to see they’re free. Then pop up to the ‘Outlet’ shop and find even more free things and steeply discounted items.

whew, that’s a lot to take in… but get over to Apple Fall and shop your heart out!

Every item pictured – Apple FallFREE/0L – Free gifts for the free Apple Fall group


This is a Story About a Girl…

This is a story about a girl...

This is a story about a girl…
a girl who loved books
a girl who loved books so much that she gave her very soul to them.

For she exists in a place between time and space
Her mind forever in a dimension of far away lands
where the lines of reality blur.

Travel with me now to this place,
where the rarely spoken about dark side of books is found….
in… the Twilight Grid

Hey gang!

Have you been to the creepy crawly Crypt Crawl Hunt?  I went this morning and oh!  It was a marvelous time!  Things were hidden in the most delicious of places, places I might have hid them, and I do love playing hide and seek with other warped minds who think like me.  Especially so when all the prizes are absolutely free!

The Library of the Damned….

Ok maybe not, but the thing that drove me there was wanting to find this amazing library skybox, because it was right up my alley.  Just lock me away with lots of books and journals and pens and I may never ever want to come out.  Dreamy…..

Where was I?  Oh yes, the hunt, there are many merchants with goodies hidden, with lots of fun deceiving names too!  This skybox is a freebie from Dragon Magick Wares and I love it.  Oh but if you want to go inside you will have to change the object from a convex hull to a prim.  I got bumped back out a couple of times before I sorted that out.  Otherwise the spirits will not welcome you.

All items are 0L, no group required, just show up and have fun hunting, and be sure to search low *and* high.  That’s the only advice I am giving you.  You are searching for a lit candle and there are a lot of really fun creative hiding places.  I have to say this is one of my favorite hunts because of that!

Now it only runs until the 6th so if you want to hunt, best hurry over!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Dress – 1313 Mockingbird Lane Commitment Issues Dress
Boots – 1313 Mockingbird Lane Commitment Issues Boots

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Exile Erin
Eyes – SKBW Rune Witch Eyeshadow
Lips – Dazed. Tartcake lipsticks

Backdrop – Dragon Magick Wares Magic Library Skybox (free at the Crypt Crawl Hunt)


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Can’t Stop the Beat!

Can't Stop the Beat

Hey, FabFree! I’ve been really enjoying rocking out to music all week, so I decided to commemorate that with a post. I wanted to find a microphone and pose to belt out singing some tune but that was harder than I thought it would be… maybe next time ;). In the meantime, I’m just hanging out and dancing at this little vinyl vintage music hangout I built for myself. You can’t stop the beat!

A new FabFree gift @ MOoH! 

First off for today are these rocking heels and high socks at MOoH! This is their latest free FabFree group gift, and they are fab. Just join the free FabFree group to get this great gift at MOoH!. You can change the shoes and socks to white, black and red, and add a few patterns to the socks like this hot heart thermometer pattern. I thought that heart beat pattern reminded me of sound waves, which went perfectly with the vintage and retro vinyl records backdrop and music theme I selected today’s post!

All the Vintage

Speaking of retro, I got this great vintage hairstyle at the 60’s Shopping Event & Treasure Hunt, a new event that looks really exciting! This event has a treasure hunt on, which means that at the sim you will find 2 types of gift boxes. Some give their gifts on touch, and others will ask a trivia question. Those with the trivia will open a window where you can type your answer. When the answer is correct, you receive your gift! Isn’t that awesome? Alli&Ali Designs has 8 vintage hairstyles set out as free gifts for the treasure hunt, including this cute updo I have on. Time to get retro hunting, FabFree! I’m not sure when this event ends, so go quick!

More frees at the Sn@tch Outlet!

The sexy black and purple skybox seen in my backdrop is a freebie at the Sn@tch outlet. As long as I can remember, this item has been in my inventory along with all the other great freebies they have for new residents when I went there as a week-old newb about 3 years ago. The skybox is still super hip in my eyes and it worked perfect for my shot today! The freebie also includes furniture and you could easily set yourself up with a new skybox to live in! No group is required for this one, just head over to the “free wall” at the Sn@tch outlet. and grab it for 0L. They also have a host of other great freebies in their outlet including a great skating AO, some spiky leather bangles and more so if you’ve never been to the Sn@tch outlet I highly recommend it!

Go dance to the beat, FabFree!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Top, Skirt & Cardigan– [QE] Designs Amelia Set 
Heels & High Socks – MOoH! Valentine Heels (Free FabFree Group Gift/ Group is Free to Join)

Body

Hair – Alli&Ali Designs Love Hair Variety Colors V2 (Free @ the 60’s Shopping Event & Treasure Hunt)
Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lilly 3.1
Skin –  7 Deadly S[K]ins Jadi Bom Skin – Caramel
Eyes–  Lelutka Lilly 3.1 Eyes
Eyeshadow – Lelutka Lilly 3.1
Lipstick – Lelutka Lilly 3.1
Nails – Maitreya Lara

Photo Location – Private Location

Furniture & Decor

Skybox – Sn@tch Downtown Loft Skybox (Free @ the Sn@tch outlet)
Chairs – Noveny Round Velvet Chair – ADULT (Available @ the 2Much Event)
Records – Noveny Vinyl Records – Fatpack (Available @ the 2Much Event)
Turntable – Noveny Vintage Turntable – Fatpack (Available @ the 2Much Event)
Plant – Noveny Monstera Plant – Gold Wood (Available @ the 2Much Event)
Endtable – Noveny Round Table – Wood (Available @ the 2Much Event)
Round Table Noveny Round Coffee Table – Wood (Available @ the 2Much Event)

CarolineTag

 


Another Installment of Market Finds!

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Happy Weekend alll!

I’m back with another installment of market finds.  If you don’t know what that is well, it’s exactly what it sounds like!  It’s a super duper bunch of goodies I found for you guys on market!  Todays market shopping tally is a whopping, won’t break the bank 52L!  Let’s break it down….

Oui Oui Paree!

This adorbs Paris themed dress is from Harmonia, it is soooo cute!  It cost me a whole 1L on market and it fits Maitreya and Hourglass.

Roc it!

I have been *dying* to get these amazing sandals by Roc.  I love the fringe-y bohemian look they have and with the 25 color HUD they will match all your warm weather outfits!  They only cost 50L and they fit:

  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • TMP

A Little Place of Your Own

The backdrop in my pic is actually a very cute studio skybox, which costs all of 1L and is 13 prims, measures 12×14 and the sky is animated, so you have pretty clouds floating by your window!  Its made by Silent Woods.

That’s all my market finds for this time gang!  I’ll be searching for more for next time!  Enjoy your weekends!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is stylin’ in…

Clothes

Dress – Harmonia Paris Eternity Dress (1L on marketplace)
Shoes – ROC Sabrina Tiptoe (50L on marketplace)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova
Head Applier –  Velour Amanda Pearl
Eyes– LAQ  Bento Eyes Green
Hair – Sentinus Kessie

Extras

Backdrop – Silent Woods Simple Skybox “Chalk” (1L on marketplace)

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Collecting Homes

Collecting Homes

I collect a lot of things in Second Life.  It’s honestly a bit hoarder-ish, when you really get down to the brass tacks of it all.  I am pleased to say though, that it’s all pretty well organized, so there’s at least that.  One of the things I have a tendency to collect is places to live.  I can barely remember how many houses I own (ranging from treehouses to houseboats), but I’m always happy to collect yet another one!

Young and Careless

Careless is a new-to-me shop that I’m pretty happy I stumbled across.  They have a wide array of group gifts, and the latest is actually a free skybox.  You never know when you want to switch things up a bit, and this one is modern, bright (with big windows and balconies) and even a full kitchen!  At just 75 Land Impact, that’s a pretty awesome deal.  You can also pick up a whole whack of free furniture to furnish your new home with while you’re at it.  It’s all free, when  you join the free group!

I love a good weekend project!

xox
Aline

Aline’s Décor

Skybox – Careless First Skybox (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Chair – Careless Chesterfield Set (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Carpet – Careless Chesterfield Set (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Tulips – Careless Tulips in Vintage Planter (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)


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Ready for the snow

FabFree Post: NYC

Ready for snow!

It’s time we get some snow where I am in New England! I love the moment after it stops snowing and everything is coated with white snow or ice, no one around, and you can hear nothing but your own breathing. That is my favorite moment, it makes you pause and appreciate all the hustle and bustle of the season.

So what is your favorite winter moment?

Apple Fall is having an amazing sale where EVERYTHING in their shop is L$50 or less! I was able to snag quite a few freebies from their in-world shop, which by now is super hard to get into so get those TP Hammers ready and set. Mostly everything in their outlet is FREE with a few exceptions.

Make sure you grab the shop group if you plan to shop in-world because you’ll get a great deal on top of that low price! The lowest price I saw besides FREE was L$38, so use that group tag!! There is no set date of when this deal will end, I assume very soon so get there asap!

Copy and paste the URL in local to get the group free
secondlife:///app/group/b2fac488-eb3c-f9cf-f37e-5175657d0eea/about

Apple Fall has two sims set up for the overload of shoppers so I hope it helps to have both!
Apple Fall Sim
Apple Fall Event Sim

So here is the list of goodies in this picture! Which is your favorite find? Comment below!

Decor:
Apple Fall New York Studio Apartment (Box) (Free)
Apple Fall Christmas Star – White (Free)
Apple Fall Rug (Free)
Apple Fall Milking Stool (Free)
Apple Fall Happy Santa Figure (Icy) (Free)
Apple Fall Happy Santa Figure (Holly) (Free)
Apple Fall Happy Santa Figure (Creamy) (Free)
Apple Fall Happy Santa Figure (Berry) (Free)
Apple Fall Christmas Star – White (Free)
Apple Fall ‘Butt’ Planter (Free)
Apple Fall Old Canvas Trunk (Free)
Apple Fall Murphy Bar Table (Free)
Apple Fall Toile Chair – Pink (Free)
Apple Fall Annan Reclaimed Wardrobe (Free)
Apple Fall Amy’s Corner (Free)
Apple Fall Open Book (Free)
Apple Fall Happy Santa Hot Cocoa Station (L$45 with group / L$50 Normal)
Apple Fall Antique Coffee Table (L$45 with group / L$50 Normal)
Apple Fall Books & Map (L$45 with group / L$50 Normal)
Apple Fall Twig Wreath (L$45 with group / L$50 Normal)
Apple Fall Reclaimed Plank Shelf (L$45 with group / L$50 Normal)
Apple Fall West Village Industry Office Desk – Black (L$45 with group / L$50 Normal)
Apple Fall West Village Mona Office Chair – Painted Grey (L$45 with group / L$50 Normal)
Apple Fall Leather Strapped Trunk (L$45 with group / L$50 Normal)
Apple Fall West Village Grace Tufted Seating – White, Adult (L$45 with group / L$50 Normal)
Apple Fall Heritage Christmas Tree – Spruce Green (L$45 with group / L$50 Normal)
Apple Fall Traveler Rug (L$50)
Apple Fall West Village Thea Marble Fireplace (L$45 with group / L$50 Normal)
Apple Fall Original Artwork – Christmas Tree (L$45)