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Not Dead Yet

Hello from Texas, Fab Free Folks! Or should I make that howdy?

boxes everywhere!

I have to apologize for my absence for the last week or so. The RL Beloved Husband and I have been slowly making our way cross country to this magical land known as Texas. Now I just have to unpack….  But I wanted to say hi to everyone and thank you guys for everything as we start on this new chapter of FabFree. I need to say a special thank you thank you thank you and give many hugs to Love and Pru for being so patient as this move ate my life right when we were trying to make this big transition. You two are the awesome!

Okay… back in the saddle…  as soon as I find my laptop in all these boxes…..

 


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Something a little Different

Soon to be on FabFree

Some days you just don’t feel like getting all glammed up.  All that picking and matching, and trying to find that one folder in your inventory.  What was it called anyhow?  Luckily places like Grendel’s Children have our backs with a wide array of goofy, and well made full av freebies.  Like this guy!  This adorable hippo av comes complete with an ao that lets you wriggle his ears, sit, yawn, as well as a few other animations.

 

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The Boxbot was another favorite find of mine (out of dozens and dozens of awesome avs, seriously, go now).  This cute little cardboard box man also has an additional set of heads and a customization kits next to his vendor, all free as well.

 

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Boxbots and Hippos not your style?  Abranimations also has a few very cute cheap and free AVs.  The mesh Rag Doll Cat is right near the landing point.  You will also find some cute avs in the discount section (as well as free and cheap AOs and dance huds!)  I also picked up a little bat AV and Break Dancing hud while I was there, and I can tell you this cat was made to break dance!

Have a beautiful week!

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Hippo and Boxbot AVs – Grendel’s ChildrenFREE

Rag Doll Cat AV – AbranimationsFREE


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A Dress, Baubles, and Claws – Oh, My!

There are certain requirements when you begin to write a fairy tale. Or so they say. For instance – you must have a damsel in distress, a prince to rescue her, and everyone must live happily ever after.

But… I threw all that out the window and decided that a nifty necklace, a great set of claws for my SLink hands, a sexy purple gown with a terrific tiara and some great landscaping was good enough to make me queen of the forest this Sunday!

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I was wandering the grid this week and happened to accidentally focus my camera into a store I had never seen before and ran across Baubles! by Phe which immediately had me skeedadling inside to scoop up this gorgeous gold and crystal turtle necklace as their current FREE group gift (the group is also FREE to join). I’ve heard that turtles are a symbol for patience and goodness knows I’ve needed it this week! But mainly because I couldn’t wait to show you the goodies I found for you!

If you hop over to Sweet Poison and head to the back room, there is a wall with lower price goodies (across from the wall where the 25L Tuesday and 30L Saturday items are usually showcased). Among these promo items I found this amazing set of Mesperyian’s Claws for only 25L for my SLink hands [gesture style hands required unless you are good at modding!] and they include a color change hud with five great colors! Woot!

Now… where was I to set my tale? Ah yes! All good fairy tales must have a setting, this one included. Don’t worry, wary traveler! It includes a place to rest your head!

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I was thrilled to see the gifties at two of my favorite stores as I did my run around the grid this week, and like any forest Queen who might be in need of a proper place to sleep, Belle Epoque had me in mind with their latest FREE group gift (the group is FREE to join). I am showing you the bed in pink but the gift is a four pack of colors – single beds in Beige, blue, or grey are also included – and each of these lovely pieces are only 4 prim!

Better yet the “box” itself makes a terrific decorative item as well! Look close in the picture above. See my lovely pink potted flowers? Only one prim! And FREE! You guessed it! That’s the “box” that held my beds! I sized one up and it did increase the prims a bit, but the larger one in the picture above is still only 2 prims at the larger size! What a deal!

Still not convinced? Jump on over to The Roawenwood where by wearing your group tag (the group is FREE to join) for just 1L each you can purchase their Springtime Mesh Saplings Tree Set and/or their Summertime Mesh Saplings Tree Set! The Spring saplings are a lovely shade of pink and the summer set is a perfect summer green and each pack contains three different styles of tree(s) all highly detailed and for 7 prims or less!

A Dress, Baubles, and Claws - Oh My! [2]

So I had my jewelry, my trees and my flowers, my bed for relaxing, and all I really needed was a killer dress. A visit to Luas solved that. Their latest FREE group gift (the group is as always FREE to join) – this Shae Dress in purple – even came with lovely draping, sandals, additional jewelry, and a gorgeous tiara.

I think I’ll pass on the prince. I heard somewhere that in fairy tales they make you kiss frogs to find those…

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Here’s how to write your own fairy tale…

Skin — Glam Affair Eles in Jamaica

Eyes — Pulse Mesh Eyes, Femke in Raven

Hair — Truth Hair – Ami @ ~uber~

Hands and Feet — Slink

Body — Maitreya Lara

Claws — Sweet Poison Mesperyian’s Claws for SLink [positioned for Gesture] hands with color change hud with 5 color choices (25L in Store)

Dress — Luas Shae Dress in Purple (FREE Group Gift/0L to Join)

Necklace — Baubles! by Phe Turtle Necklace (FREE Group Gift/0L to Join)

Bed — Belle Epoque Single Bed – 4 color pack (FREE Group Gift/0L to Join)

Potted Pink Flowers — Belle Epoque (0L/use the “box” the Bed came in!)

Trees — Roawenwood Springtime Mesh Saplings Tree Set AND Roawenwood Summertime Mesh Saplings Tree Set (1L each/Group Gift/0L to Join the Group)

Poses by Eternal Dream

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Princess for a day

Princess for a dayI have 3 dresses fit for a Princess weather you like mesh or system layers I have something for every Princess today. So lets have a trip thru the castle on this lovely Saturday!

I started my morning wandering thru the castle in the divine Jewel periwinkle mesh dress that is a FREE subscriber gift at The Crystal Clothing Company. That is right this Princess didn’t even have to give up a group spot for this dress. Tho should you also like to join their FREE group you can pick up this dress in pink too. Every Princess has to have a tiara and I found a grand deal on mp for this dainty ^^Swallow^^ tiara, 1L 3 colors! It fits perfectly on top of this FREE gift from Amacci Hair. Alva is a lovely tight bun with a full color hud and it totally FREE no group to join.

Princess for a day

The garden looked so lovely I had to wander out there for a stroll in this delicate mesh dress that I found at JLZ fashion it is there prize for The Around the Grid in 80 days hunt. I opted to hunt for the scroll which meant this dress only set me back 1L. You have the other option of buying it without hunting for 25L. It is a good deal either way. Btw I did kiss the frog and alas he didn’t turn into my Prince, maybe next time!

Princess for a day

Having changed for the 3rd time this Princess is ready to retire into the study in this beautiful system layer dress which is the FREE GG over at The White Armory (TWA) this week. But today is the last day so while staying poised rush over there right now! The group is FREE to join and there is a new GG every sunday so if you miss this dress grab the next one it will be equally pretty. This is a group worth staying in, here is another example why from Pru. The furniture is another prize from The Around the Grid in 80 days hunt. You can pick up the whole set for 1L or 25L at Lilith’s Den.

Here are the details of what is in this Princess’s wardrobe so you too can be a pretty Princess for a day!

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Dress: The Crystal Clothing Company – Jewel Gown FREE subscriber gift

Tiara: ^^Swallow^^ tiara mp 1L

Hair: Amacci – Alva FREE Gift

Necklace: Secret Love – Chain Drops w color hud GG FREE with FREE group join

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Dress: JLZ Fashion – Summer Dream 1L Around the Grid in 80 days hunt prize

Crown: Krystal Fine Jewelry– Sylvia mini crown –  25L per Gatcha pull in the gatcha area

Hair: Magika -Reading

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Dress: TWA The Knights Beloved Gown GG FREE with FREE group join

Furniture: Lilith’s Den 1L Around the Grid in 80 days hunt prize

Jewelry: Secret Love – Chain Drops w color hud GG FREE with FREE group join

Tiara: ^^Swallow^^ tiara on mp 1L

Hair: Hair: Amacci – Alva FREE Gift

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A Moment of Zen

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Good Monday everyone!  I hope you all had an amazing weekend, and are refreshed and ready for a brand new week. I’m starting off the week by staying in my new favorite pajamas all day long!  These soft, silky mesh pants are a bit of an older group gift from Red Sand, but still available (along with a slew of other great gifts for men and women).  The package contains the pants in 5 sizes and two colors, along with matching tops.

I could not help but pair the pants with this cute scooped tee from Foxy.   You can find it on the discount wall, packaged with a pair of adorable shorts for only $10.  I love the dark shading and the fact it comes will appliers!

 

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Last week I showed off some group gifts from Dead Apples, this week I made the trip again and picked up this soft, sweet makeup kit for only $10 L.  It is called Cinema Makeup, and gives your eyelids a tint and your cheeks a glow.

When I need a moment of zen, Black Kite is my favorite sim to hide and just relax.  (Well, and there are gachas!) It is beautiful sim, and provided the backdrops for these pictures.

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Delicious Pants – Red Sand 5000 member group gift – FREE

Boyo Black Top – Foxy – $10 L

Cinema Makeup – Dead Apples – $10 L

Shattered Eyes in Sombre – Dead Apples – $89

Shimmer Hairstyle – Magika

Taupe Skin – 7 Deadly Skins

 


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Love Blooms in Mango Tango Flowers

Sometimes, we all need a week at home and a little snuggling and “me” time… but really, this entire post was inspired by a chance encounter…

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So it was Fifty Linden Friday and I landed at Sway’s to pick up their deal of the day when I noticed they had out this gorgeous FREE gift! A rainbow heart couch with single sits and LBGT cuddle sits and it’s only two prims. You don’t need a group and you just pick it up courtesy of their store for FREE! I won’t get into politics, but it hit close to home and is a cause close to my heart, so I snatched up the gift and decided, this would be the “heart” of my post for the week (yes pun intended!)

Later I happened to be at on9 when I noticed they had some fabulous gifties out for visitors. There are several items out, and the group is FREE to join and the gifts are FREE as well. I picked up the clutch in mango but there were also several lovely mesh dresses and some accessories as well!

And let’s not forget that the Hair Fair ends today! Don’t miss your last chance to get the great gifts that are just there waiting for you!

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Astrid is sporting this sexy short style from which was a FREE gift from Calico in a rich brown called Quinn and I topped it off with the FREE gift from Tableau Vivant — a sexy flower headband. Both creators were generous with their Hair Fair gifts. Calico’s Quinn is a fatpack of full colors and Tableau Vivant’s flower giftie comes in a fatpack of six sexy colors!

This photo is also a great shot of my jewelry, which you can grab for a sweet steal of a deal for only 50$L a spin at OMG – Oh My Gatcha right now. It comes in either gold or silver and Meva outdid herself in the gorgeous details on this flowery jewelry set. I love that the rings come in a right or left hand choice setting and that the jewelry is easily modifiable for sizing!

If you look close you’ll also notice my Tango nail appliers. These are another great find — this time from the marketplace. That’s right! Alaskametro has done it again! Another great palate of 12 colors for only 10$L. Don’t miss out on this “Tango” applier set!

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But were not done yet… you have one more stop before you can relax. Head over to Kaithleen’s to pick up the latest group gift. This sweet mesh green dress comes in all the standard sizes is a FREE group gift right now. The group is FREE to join and I love the off the shoulder style and the lovely detailing at the top.

All in all, it made for a great day at home. I’m feeling the love! And I’m loving my new couch. (And for only two prims only my house is loving it too!) Time for a couch nap!

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Here’s the details!

Skin – Glam Affair – Eles Jamaica

Eyes – Pulse Mesh Eyes L.Femke-Raven

Hair – *Callico* Quinn – Gift Hair @ the Hair Fair (Free @ the Hair Fair)

Hair Flower – ~Tableau Vivant~ Tropical Headpiece in Sunset Gift @ the Hair Fair (FREE @ the Hair Fair)

Hands and Feet – Slink

Manicure and Pedicure – alaskametro Slink manicure/pedicure applier in Tango (10L$ on the Marketplace)

Dress – Kaithleen’s Indah Kamani Dress (FREE Group Gift/FREE to Join)

Jewelry – Meva de Flower Jewelry Set in Silver (50L per play at OMG – Oh My Gacha)

Handbag – le clutch in Mango – Exclusive for SL F & O Members at the on9 event (FREE Group Gift/FREE to Join)

Cuddle Couch –  Sway’s [LGBT Heart] floor Cushion and Cuddle Couch (0L$/No Group Needed!)

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Frolicking in color

Frolicking in Color

This swirl of color caught my eye at the Fasiontropic event and when I saw the 7L price tag I couldn’t leave this deal behind. The event only runs til July 30th so you need to hop skip and jump on over and snap up this lovely !:Lyria: Mea mesh maxi dress right away.

 

Feeling very in the mood for color today when I saw this FREE face make-up from Madrid Solo I knew it was worth doing the Body Art hunt that runs til July 31 to get it. I will warn this item has been hidden well and may take you a bit of looking. Because of this I am going to give the provided hint which is “between good and evil” plus a bit of an extra hint from me :) You are looking for a purple ink bottle, dig deep down into something of the same color.

Frolicking in Color

I am off to frolic in color til next Saturday when I will have more goodies for you!

Come frolic with me, here is how:

Dress: !:Lybra: – Mea (Fashiontropic event) ends on July 30th FREE

Face make-up: Madrid Solo -Weird Carnivale Body Art Hunt ends on July 31st FREE

Jewelry: Secret Love Past GG – Simple Elegance (FREE group join & 3 new FREE GGs with color huds currently out)

Hair: Truth – Neria brown

Skin: Glam Affair – Coral – Jamacia

Shoes: N-core Slingbacks special offer fatpack

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The Future of FabFree

Hello Fabulous Readers, Group Members and Designers,

If you have been keeping up with the blog posts, you may be aware I have just returned from a two week vacation enjoying some sunny R&R.  During that much needed down time, it has come clear to  me that I while I have been busy organizing FabFree, I have been denying myself some of the things that I enjoy in that crazy thing called “real life”, but also within Second Life as well.  This decision is something I have been considering for a few months, however I had been so hectic with a busy RL and a busy SL that I hadn’t really taken the time to sit down and hash it out properly.  I just kept on going to keep up with everything.

It is with bittersweet sentiment that I have decided as of July 31st,  I will be stepping down from my FabFree organizing duties to give myself more freedom.  I do plan to continue logging inworld to “play” and will continue blogging, but on a lighter basis.

Despite the fact that organizing FabFree literally fell into my lap after the departure of our previous organizer, Renee Lowenhart, it has been my  pleasure to have had the opportunity to lead (with MUCH help of the team members) such a “fabulous” organization since December 2012. It is, however…  time for someone else to take the reigns and bring FabFree into it’s 8th year in Second Life.  It is with great relief and excitement that as of August 1st –  Prudence Rexroth, currently FabFree Blogger Manager with nearly two years with FabFree will be stepping up as the new Fabulously Free in SL organizer, and Julianna Seriman who has been blogging with us since November 2014 will be assisting her as Co-Organizer.  I have all the confidence in the world that these two ladies will bring fantastic things to FabFree in it’s next phase.

I cannot express enough how thankful I am to all of the bloggers, group moderators, designers and helpers that have been such a huge support to FabFree and myself over the last two and a half years.  It takes a small army to run FabFree and it wouldn’t have been possible without you.  It has been my pleasure to work beside you, sharing ideas – and for the friendships that have developed  along the way (that I intend to keep, btw!) ;).  Thank you also to those who support FabFree by reading the blog or joining our inworld group.  It may seem like an easy job for you, but it means a whole lot to me that you are part of FabFree!

With this news, the designer application process will be closed until September 1st so that our new management can familiarize themselves with the new routine.

Thank you all for your understanding!  If you have any questions, please contact me inworld.

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No Passport Needed

Hello again, FabFree Dear ones! I don’t know about y’all but I need a vacation! Taking eighty or so days to trapse around shopping at fabulous stores and collecting great prizes sounds like just the thing.

No Passport Needed

My first stop on the “Around the Grid in Eighty Days” Hunt was at Nerdy Girl. I am absolutely in love with this dress! I spent a large part of my collage age years in Oklahoma and route 66 runs right through there. I have very fond memories of cruising the ‘mother road’ through the back country and stopping at funky little diners and dives along the way. The ‘Vintage Summer Road trip ‘ dress would have been the perfect get up to cruise around in! It comes in all the standard sizes and the little bow at the waist is optional.

I had to have hair that would ‘flow’ in the breeze as I drive so I stopped at Kokolores’ shop at the Hair Fair and picked up their free gift – Ash . It comes in a very nice variety of colors and is unisex. I’m thinking it would look tres smexy on some of you guys out there who rock the longer hair.

As my real life BH  ( That’s Beloved Husband ) will tell you: I never travel light. Poor guy is pulling out his hair trying to pack everything for our move as it is.  Annnyway, Park Place Home Decore has set out the sleek three piece luggage group for us as part of the Around the Grid in Eighty Days Hunt. It comes loaded with 22 poses for guys and gals. It’s just the thing to pack up your souvenirs from the trip!

The Hair Fair only lasts until July 26! That’s just a few more days, so if you need hair ( and who doesn’t??) go support the Wigs for Kids charity and grab some marvelous free gifts.

The Around the Grid in Eighty Days Hunt runs all the way till September 30th!

 

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet + Basic nail HUD
Ears – Aitui
GlassesAmala – Smitten Kitten Sunglasses
Pose w/ suitcase – .click. – World traveler – (25L per play Gacha in mainstore)

Dress – Nerdy Girl – Vintage Summer Road Trip – (1L prize Around the Grid in Eighty Days Hunt)

Hair – Kokolores – Ash – (Free/0l/Hair Fair free gift)  in the Brunette Sim

3 piece Luggage set – Park Place Home Decore – (1L prize for Around the Grid in Eighty Days Hunt)

 

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Sassy Pants..

Happy Tuesday Fabulous Ones! Wow, I was busking over at the Sleepy sim when, after scraping up my tips, I spotted this little tee over at the Foxes shop and just had to get it…who’s sassy NOW??  lolol.

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The tee comes in 3 prints, I liked the #Selfie one too! and 13 plain colors for 50L each. It’s a great summer top for shorts, or a bikini bottom. Right next to the tees are the group gifts, lots of choices from skirts to corsets to clutches and huggable, adorable foxes. The group costs 150L to join, but it includes membership in the Birdy group as well.

There is also a FREE gifty, and ooo so cute! These little pug totes (one male, one female with a roses headband) and a pug doormat for your favorite critter to nap on, yayy.

Sassy Pants Pug Gift Tote

 

Till next Tuesday, have a great week! Stay chill!!

Details:

Foxes –  “Midrift” Tee 50L

Foxes – Pug Gift Set (no group required) oL

Hair: D!va – “Daria” (Cat’s Eye)

Hair Flowers: Lode – “Matys Head Accessory” (white)

Shorts: Eyelure – “Softest Shorts” (ivory)

Eyes: Pulse – “Paine”

Sim: Sleepy

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