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Cherries on Top

Cherries on Top

Hello, fabulous readers! Since my last post, I’ve been busy searching the PurpleMoon store for the awesome gifts in their Cherries on Top Hunt 6 – and boy am I tired! Thankfully this cute cafe at Paris Je T’aime was still open so I could grab an iced coffee and rejuvenate. 😎

Ten delicious slices of chocolate cake – each containing a gorgeous, free prize – have been hidden around the PurpleMoon and Wetcat main stores. The Rules:

  • This hunt is free and open to the public (no group membership required).
  • The object you are looking for is a SLICE OF CAKE WITH A CHERRY ON TOP (like the sample located at the entrance).
  • To receive the gift, simple touch the cake. You will be given an object that can be worn to unpack.
  • The prizes have funny names – no area search allowed!
  • There are no hints given, as all gifts are in plain sight. Very easy to find and this is more for the fun of it than anything else.
  • The prizes have been hidden at the GROUND LEVEL of the MAIN STORE (9 of them). Not upstairs. There is one extra prize to be found at Wetcat main store. The balloon decorations are an indicator that there are some cherry cakes hidden in that room!
  • It is MANDATORY to HAVE FUN!

Cherries on Top

In addition to the lovely clothing items from PurpleMoon, there is also a gift from Wetcat containing 3 cute poses with a heart balloon. I’m showing one of them here. ❤

The clothing items come in the following sizes:Cherries on Top

  • Standard mesh sizes XXS-L with alpha layer (PJs are only in these sizes)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya Lara (some include the autohide)
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • Sandals are sized for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink feet

Since I was showing so much skin in the second outfit, I decided to add this pretty heart and butterfly tattoo, which is a group gift from Nanika (free to join). It comes with appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and Omega, as well as a tattoo layer for classic avatars. FYI: there are several other gifts available on the group lucky boards.

This isn’t a difficult hunt – since the hunt objects are hidden “in plain sight” – but I’ll admit that it did take me a while to complete (I think some of the hunt objects didn’t rez because the sim was very full). And believe me, they are NOT kidding about the “area search” thing. Don’t even waste your time searching for “cherries” because you will wind up on a wild goose chase looking for decoys. Yes… I tried it (/me hangs head in shame). 😳

Cherries on Top

PurpleMoon’s Cherries on Top Hunt 6 ends on February 28th, so HURRY on over to collect ALL the prizes. 😀

 

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Serena is wearing (photo #1)…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Kelly (exclusive for February Powder Pack)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: D!va Hair Alyssa (featured @ Collabor88)
Necklace: PurpleMoon Saffron Necklace Rose Gold (Cherries on Top Hunt / 0L)
Dress: PurpleMoon Velvet Dress (Cherries on Top Hunt / 0L)
Shoes: fri.day Elsie Janes (featured at Kustom9)
Pose: Reel Poses Christmas Shopping (20L – shopping bag by Glitterati)
Location: Paris Je T’aime

Serena is wearing (photo #2 & #3)…

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ximena
Halter: PurpleMoon Ivana Top (Cherries on Top Hunt / 0L)
Shorts: PurpleMoon Tori Denim Shorts (Cherries on Top Hunt / 0L)
Tattoo: Nanika My Little Heart Tattoo (group gift / free to join)
Pose: Wetcat Heart Pose 1 (Cherries on Top Hunt / 0L)
Location: Summer Trace

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Collector’s Box

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The Collector strikes…

With the precision of a trained assassin, he strikes….
I forgot I had this sitting in my To-Do folder and wanted to get it out before I forgot about it while taking a weekend break. check out the CREATORS COLLECTION BOX for several free gifts at the vendor booths. I scored big at the Gabriel booth picking up the Stripe Rap Hoodie and the Twin Body Bag, both FREE gifts for just stopping by. I also picked up the FREE tattoo gift from the Universal Designs booth. The OneLifeOneDestiny Tattoo comes with the following appliers:

  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Omega
  • Signature
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Standard Tattoo Layer

Enjoy your weekend be it SL or RL!

Carson is wearing…

Top: Gabriel – Stripe Rap Hoodie (FREE Gift @ CREATORS COLLECTION BOX)
Accessory:Gabriel – Twin Body Bag (FREE Gift @ CREATORS COLLECTION BOX)
Tatoo: *Universal Design* – OneLifeOneDestiny (FREE Gift @ CREATORS COLLECTION BOX)

Pants: Gabriel – Boots-in Color Denim Pants $190 Featured @ CREATORS COLLECTION BOX
Shoes: Gabriel – Strap Boots $190 Featured @ CREATORS COLLECTION BOX

Accessory: A&D Clothing – Top Gun Retro Glasses (FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: Embody

Sim: Warehouse District

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Gaming therapy

Gaming therapy

It’s been a long, long day.

The type of day where all I look forward to is getting home, kicking off my shoes and popping in the first game within reach. Some days I dither about in large open world sandboxes or participate in cover based shooting or just appreciate the graphic epic-ness that is the summons in Final Fantasy 15. Whatever it is, it’s nice to stop ‘adulting’ for a while just as it’s always nice to find (free) merchandise in Second Life that harkens back to my gaming roots.

A gamer’s needs:

Headset to listen to epic game music with plus operating mic so that you can banter and/or yell at teammates (can we please try not to aggro the giant horned fanged thing 300 levels higher than us?!)  during multiplayer…Check. Snacks…Check. Console controller…Check. Granted I wouldn’t usually wear such a thing around my neck but if it did come in a cute necklace version like the one from .{PSYCHO:Byts}. pictured above, I’d probably be the first in line. Speaking of .{PSYCHO:Byts}. and cute, quirky gamer themed accessories the headset, pixel lollipop, and controller necklace is all part of the Gamer’s Heart set that is out from .{PSYCHO:Byts}. (can’t you tell that I’m having fun typing out the name of this store?) for the XOXO Hunt. These beautifully crafted accessories are unisex (there’s a longer version of the necklace for men) and permissions are set to copy and modify so that you’ll be free to make as many copies as you want before adjusting the position and size of these accessories to your avatar. Truth be told I converted this set when I first saw it on the prize list and it was a stroke of good luck that I manage to snag it for free. For more on how to get in on the fun that is the XOXO Hunt take a peek at my post {HERE}.

Etched in your skin.

Another prize that I badly wanted and was lucky enough to get on my second round of the XOXO Hunt is the Lovesick tattoo from Songbird. It’s been a while since I’ve indulged in some body art and these beautifully detailed hearts shaped facial tattoos is not only a good way to dive back into that but is great for keeping in step with the season. I love how it looks freshly etched into the skin, with some of the larger hearts leaving red trail marks on the skin. The gift package includes the classic tattoo layer as well as an Omega applier that can be used for all mesh heads that are compatible with the Omega System. If you want to learn more about the Songbird store there’s also a helpful all in one customer hud included with the prize as well. As with all gifts in the XOXO hunt, you can either win this great prize for free or purchase it from the vendor for 50L. The XOXO Hunt is running until the 25th of this month.

And that’s a wrap. I’m going to see if my gear’s up to snuff to finish off this Leshen. Catch you later guys!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- Deluxe Body Factory (Past Valentine’s Day Gift)
Hair – Lock and Tuft Tegan (Past FLF)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L/No group tag required)
Tattoo Songbird Lovesick (0L or 50L for the XOXO Hunt)
Accessories –  .{PSYCHO:Byts}. Gamer’s Heart Set (0L or 50L for the XOXO Hunt)

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private Location

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New Years Zen

ZenWell Hello There Fab Free’rs! I hope you are all well, I’m glad you’re here. I want to share with you one of my hopes for this shiny new year. While there are lots of things I am going to work toward in my 2017, at the top of the list is a little personal zen. I believe that intuition and self reflection are important. I intend to be more accepting of myself, rather than remain often at war. I want to be genuinely happier, and bring happiness to others. That’s not to say that I am unhappy, I consider myself to be very fortunate in many ways. However, I think there’s always room for improvement! If you don’t already have all the happiness you could possibly want in your own lives, I wish that happiness finds you also. Truthfully I think everyone can benefit from a little personal zen. Okay I’ve got all the sentiment out of my system, now for the freebies!

Aurica Store – Bileya Tattoo 

Starting with this gorgeous pink henna style mandala type tattoo. I’m not often into pink, though I find myself appreciating it more lately, I still love this tattoo from Aurica. It’s a FREE gift listed on the Marketplace. Included in this gift from Aurica is an applier only. The applier hud will work for Omega compatible bodies, Maitreya Lara, Slink bodies, and TMP bodies. I think the mandala type design is perfect for the new year. You may or may not know this, but the mandala is said to represent a “…dreamers search for completeness and self-unity.”

Cureless – Moonlight Jewels

Cureless recently sent out a FREE group gift. This bindi type crescent moon is beautiful. The textures have an almost iridescent quality. This gift from Cureless includes a color change hud with a ton of color options. I probably should have counted them, but trust me, there are a lot! The Cureless group is FREE to join. To get the gift, just join the group and check the past notices. Hurry though, notices do not stay available forever. I think I’ll be wearing this little jewel often.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – lovey dovey :: Regan :: Unicorns  Store Currently Closed

SkinEssences – Poppy #D01 (Omega)

Head – CATWA HEAD Helena

Ears – Mandala – (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER1

Bindi – CURELESS [+] Moonlight Jewels – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

TattooAurica –  .:AS:. Bileya Tattoo (Pink) – FREE on the Marketplace 

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Sari Sari

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Infected Zombie Hunter

Infected Zombie HunterI found my Halloween costume, and just in time too! It seems like zombies and zombie hunters are everywhere this year, and for good reason. Like the vampires of years past, zombies have taken over television and movies in a big way. That said, when I saw this wicked bloody tank top from COCO, my mind instantly went to zombie land. Thankfully, Second Life is awash with creativity, and I was able to find most of what I needed to put this look together without letting go of too many lindens.

I mentioned the tank top as the centerpiece that inspired this “Infected Zombie Hunter” look. It’s one of several FREE group gifts available at COCO. Before I go into detail about the top, when going to the COCO store to add this to your wardrobe, be mindful of which section you’re shopping in. The COCO store is huge, and there are sections dedicated to their doll avatars as well as regular avatars. You’ll find a version of this top in both sections, so don’t get fooled like I did. Make sure you’re in the section with ladies clothing and not doll clothes. LOL That little bit of information out of the way, once you’re in the right place you’ll find a full wall of group gifts with a group joiner near by. The COCO group is FREE to join. Once you’re wearing your COCO group tag, all the gifts are FREE as well, just click the vendors. This bloody tank top gift is fully mesh, and comes in several body fit sizes, and standard mesh sizes.Infected Zombie Hunter CloseAnyone who knows me knows it would be completely out of character for me to go all gore and no glam, even on Halloween. I needed to be a little bloody but still wanted to keep it pretty, Izzie’s had just the thing. These bloody eyes and lips are from an applier package I found by Izzie’s for FREE on the Marketplace. The listing says it’s a limited time Halloween gift, so I’d imagine after today (Oct. 31st) the price will go up. These delicate blood drips can be applied either to the eyes, the lips, or both in 3 shades of red. This FREE set includes appliers for as well as classic system layers. I’m really thrilled with the end result, so don’t miss out on this fun bit of gore by Izzie’s while you can still get it at this fantastic freebie.

Speaking of the Marketplace, I also stumbled across this set of bloody eyes by Inkheart. These mesh eyes were just too perfect to pass up, especially since they are just 1 linden. These “vampire” eyes come in 3 mesh sizes, along with matching system layers. I think they would be spook-tacular with any ghoulish costume!

Continuing on with the idea of being glamorous at all times, this manicure from ZOZ was the perfect finishing touch. Who says a Zombie Hunter can’t have perfectly polished claws?! This particular shade of glossy red is part of the Fab Free exclusive group gift at ZOZ. Just wear your Fab Free tag and click the vendor on the circulation desk at the ZOZ main store, and you’ll be sent your FREE gift. The set has also been featured in one of Katherine’s beautiful posts, and of course in the Fab Free Group Gift Listing by Love.  The Fab Free Group Gift List shows the full set of fall colors that are included in this gorgeous nail polish gift.

Happy Halloween Fab Free!! Here are the details.

Hair little bones. Suffragette – Ombre&Roots

Skin/Head Applier – Essences – Hope (Freakshow Carnivale special) – Currently @Freakshow Carnivale 

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Eyes – * Inkheart * – Blood Eyes – Vampire – 1L on the Marketplace

Bloody Eyes/Mouth – Izzie’s – Bloody Tears & Lips (Halloween Limited Time Gift) – FREE on the Marketplace

Bat w/Pose – [Since1975] – Bat’sGacha – Jackson – Past Gacha *Not Currently in the Store

Tank Top – *COCO*_Gift_BloodyTankTop – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Manicure – {ZOZ} Faded Winter Polish (Fat) – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is FREE to Join 

Tattoos – ~silentsparrow~ Spooky Tattoos – Past Fifty Linden Friday

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

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Never Too Tired

Never Too Tired

The Men Only Hunt has proven lucrative this month, with lots of amazing gifts for us menfolk to fill out our inventories. I opted for a new hairstyle today, which I picked up from Speakeasy. This FREE gift, is courtesy of the creator as part of the hunt. Just search for the beer and buy it for 0L. It includes two side-swept mesh styles, and huds for a full fatpack of colors. It’s well worth hunting down.

I’m never too tired for a good deal, so I also swung by It’s Gau and picked up the FREE men’s group gift from the back of the store. Join the group FREE and this tattoo you see me wearing is yours FREE. It comes in a system layer as well as appliers for TMP and Signature mesh bodies.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hairbase – Dura – *01 Milky Platinum
Hair – { Speakeasy } – Tristan Hair (0L for the Men Only Hunt)
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – *It’s Gau* – Eros Tattoo (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Radio Geko

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Electric Love

Electric Love Hello again Fab Free’rs, I’m happy to be here, thanks for coming by and checking out the blog today! I’ve got some exciting things to share with you. As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, we have started involving Second Life’s wonderful designers again and part of that involvement has meant some generous Fab Free exclusive group gifts. One such gift is this two piece skirt and sweater outfit from Pretty Kitty Design. Though the outfit is cute enough on its own, I added the most recent gift from Nar Mattaru. I’m a sucker for cute Halloween stuff, and this fun Halloween themed face tattoo was just too cute to resist.

Starting with the outfit from Pretty Kitty Design, there’s so much to tell you about I’m almost not sure where to begin! The top and skirt come in standard mesh sizes, as well as fitted sizes for specific mesh bodies. Each piece can be worn separately or together for the complete look. Now here’s where it gets even more interesting. The outfit includes a unique color change system called ARCTIC Tech that is exclusive to Pretty Kitty Design. What is ARCTIC you ask? It’s a hud driven color change system. This system has the ability to continually cycle through a spectrum of colors at random or allow you to choose a specific color that will not shift until you change it. If you’re having trouble visualizing what I’ve described, I understand! You can see a working demo at the Pretty Kitty Design main store. It really is cool to watch as the colors in the clothing shift. The ARCTIC Tech color change system changes the “colored” parts of the outfit only, the black materials will remain black. This FREE Fab Free group gift from Pretty Kitty Design is available to all Fab Free group members, just wear your tag. If you’re not a member yet, don’t worry the Fab Free group is always FREE to join.

Next up, as I mentioned above, I found the group gift from Nar Mattaru too cute to resist! This gift is an applier for Catwa heads only. In the applier you’ll find several small under-eye tattoo options that include images such as this cute little bat under Pru’s eye. There are 8 total goth/Halloween themed images in the applier. To change the color of your tattoo, which is white when applied, you’ll need to use the main hud included with your Catwa head. Within the Catwa hud, you have the option of manually adjusting the cheek makeup color, this will let you change the color of your tattoo to anything you choose. The Nar Mattaru group has a one time join fee of 149 lindens. You’ll find this cute Halloween themed gift available along with a previous gift behind the counter at the Nar Mattaru main store.

I hope you enjoy these fun gifts! Here are the details.

Hair –  enVOGUE – HAIR Thalia – Dark Greys

Skin – Essences Catwa Appliers [Sophia] – Currently @Kustom9 

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Face TattooNar Mattaru – <Nar> Hallowed Face Tattoos for Catwa – FREE Group Gift / Group  is 149L to Join

OutfitPretty Kitty Design –  :PKD:Raven Outfit – FREE Group Gift / Fab Free Group is FREE to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by – WetCat

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Blowin’ in the Wind

Blowin' in the Wind
As the breeze tousled my Haruka hair from Argrace and Ripley playfully pounced on some tumbling leaves, I paused, savoring the stormy atmosphere. I snapped this picture and thought back to earlier in the day.  While I was sipping my morning coffee, Ripley had clambered up on my lap and given me *that look*.  As he hung half-on and half-off my lap (silly dog, he still thinks he can fit!), he nosed the group notice from Damoour on my screen.  Sure enough, his instincts led us to another Fabulous Find to share with our wonderful readers.  When we arrived at Damoour, we noticed that there are actually four gifts set out.  The group costs 20L to join, but just this skirt alone is worth the joining fee.

Today, I sported Valerie, a sweet mini skirt with a jaunty chain belt and racy circle cut outs in the side.  I paired the skirt with Christi, a strappy top from Cartiera Designs, which has a color-change HUD jam-packed with 28 hues.  Gladiator boots from Ben’s Boutique (also color-change) and Kosh’s Multiplex pendant rounded out my outfit.  A Marketplace dollarbie first blogged here by Calleja Fairey, this necklace includes an easy-to-use menu that enables you to personalize the initials on the center bead and alter the texture of the cord to coordinate with your outfit.  The dark, edgy feel of my look cried out for a tattoo, and I found this simple Tribal Arm Band from JT Tattoo on The Marketplace for only 10L.  It has appliers for mesh bodies and also can be added on the tattoo layer of classic avatars.

With mission “Fabulous Find” accomplished, Ripley and I journeyed over to the rural Kekeland sim for a late-afternoon stroll on its winding gravel road.  I had to distract him from attempting to herd a rogue flock of sheep on our path, but he happily diverted his attention to some leaves dancing in the wind.  Soon after I captured this photo, the spattering of raindrops forced us to return home before we got caught in a downpour.

I hope you found something in today’s post to inspire you to create your own Fabulous Find.  Until next Sunday, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing …

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Jessica

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Viktoria in America

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Eye Liner Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Eyeliner Applier

Lipstick:  Curves Cherry Glossy Lipstick (70L on The Marketplace)

Hair:  Argrace Haruka

Top:  Cartiera Designs Christi Top

Skirt:  Damoour Valerie Skirt (Free Group Gift 0L/20L to join group)

Shoes:  Ben’s Boutique Gladiator Boots

Necklace:  Kosh Multiplex Necklace V2 (1L on The Marketplace)

Tattoo:  JT Tattoo Tribal Arm Band (10L on The Marketplace)

Pose:  Adorkable Poses

Sim:  Kekeland

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Black is My Favorite Color

Black is My Favorite ColorHello Fab Free’rs! I hope you’re having a great week so far. I got back Monday evening from a long weekend visiting family, and as much as I loved seeing everyone, I’m still bushed! lol Thankfully I was able to steal a little time to myself today and share with all the Fabulous Readers some great freebie finds. Bargain hunting always makes me feel better!

Starting from top to bottom, this cute chin-length bob hairstyle with bangs is a FREE group gift at YumYum. Technically it was the May 2016 gift, but it’s still available and still adorable. This gift includes a color-change hud with 3 options. All 3 colors have this same dark-blonde/light-brown base color with a blue, purple (shown), or pink color dye at the ends. The hud also allows you to resize the hair to best fit your head shape. The YumYum store group is FREE to join as well! I’d run over to YumYum and pick this one up while it’s still available.

Next, I felt like this FREE dress by Apple May Designs at The Free Dove was a great transition piece for the changing season. It is short and cute like a summer dress, with half sleeves and a pretty textured black material perfect for fall. Not to mention, I think this casual black dress could be easily dressed up or down, and worn with just about any shoe style you wanted. You’ll find this dress strait back on the wall at Free Dove. The dress comes n standard mesh sizes with a matching alpha.

Finally, this bold mandala style leg tattoo is a FREE group gift at Reckless. There are actually several FREE group gifts at Reckless currently, but I liked how this one looked with the AMD dress the best. This beautiful tattoo comes with an applier hud that works for Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza bodies, a second hud for TMP bodies, and classic system layers. There’s also an option for fresh or faded versions of the tattoo. The Reckless group is 100 lindens to join, making this detailed tattoo a steal! Don’t forget to check out the other gifts while you’re there!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

HairYumYum – *barberyumyum*May2016 – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Head Applier – #06 Essences [ZaraP02] – Essences Zara Gacha – 79L/play @Shiny Shabby **Zara Full Release Also Available 

Skin Applier–  Essences

Head – CATWA HEAD Tumble *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Dress – Apple May Designs – Simply Dressy – Black – FREE Gift @Free Dove

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

Tattoo – Reckless. – Joon II – FREE Group Gift/Group 100L to Join

Shoes – Pure Poison – Zipper Boots – Black

*Pose by WetCat

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Your Friday Hunt Report

openhighwayhuntGood Morning Fabulous Fans! The end of summer isn’t far off, but there’s still time to participate in some super hunts.

Too tired to actually run around in Second Life? You might want to try the Marketplace Hunt. It takes place entirely on the Marketplace. You just have to look through each online store to find the item that’s only L$5. With 44 stops, that’s a lot of very reasonable shopping.

I love road trip movies, so I’m planning to go out on the Open Highway Hunt. It’s a tiny little hunt with only nine stops, so it should only take about an hour.

If those don’t get you excited, there are plenty of other hunts to choose from. Click the hunt names below until you find the one that’s just right for you.

You say you’re new to hunting? Need help learning the ropes?
Both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get going. I recommend them to novice and veteran hunters alike.

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