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 Not Just for the Birds

Not Just for the Birds

 

The Pen is Mightier than the Beak….

With my coffee in one hand and my notepad in the other, I decided to head out to the yard to make notes for my next post. My goal is write a post about the other group gift at Angel DELUXE that I didn’t mention in my surfing post [HERE]. As I’m scribbling notes … comes in classic avatar sizes XS-XL… comfy look and feel…. FREE to members but the group has a 10L joining fee… blah blah…. an owl swoops down and takes my pen from my hand and perches on the garden wall… FINE! You write my next post….

Please allow me to introduce myself….

I’m Owlson.  Carson has so graciously allowed me to finish his post today. (I personally think he has writer’s block) I’ve just flown in from the Tres Chic Event event that I read about from Serena [HERE] and [HERE] and Love [HERE]. While I was circling the event, I was asking HOOever was around if there were gifts that were not geared strictly for the hens. I was fortunate enough to find a flock that was looking for the same things I was.  We soared from booth to booth finding great  nest home and garden items. I’ll list them below to save you from me trying to imitate Caiben’s droll sense of humor….

  • CHEZ MOI – Teal Wooden Bench
  • [Merak] – Cup and Notebook
  • Serenity Style- Rusty Birdhouse
  • Fashiowl Poses – Happy Birthday Gift w/ Owl Pose

If you noticed, you can even get a lifelike version of me in a perched  pose position from Fashiowl. All you need to do to get these great gifts is join the Tres Chic group for FREE and wear the group tag while picking up gifts at the Tres Chic Event.
This blogging gig is easy. I wonder if they have an opening for an owl who looks better in glasses than Caiben does?

EDIT: The gift from Fashiowl is IN the owl which is an owl balloon… I still like the owl….

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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: Angel DELUXE – Gray Sleeve Sweater (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 10L to join)
Pants: A&D Clothing  – James Jeans
Shoes: A&D Clothing – Barcelona

The Stuff…

CHEZ MOI – Teal Wooden Bench (Group Gift @ the Tres Chic Event FREE / 0L / 0L to join)

[Merak] – Cup and Notebook (Group Gift @ the Tres Chic Event FREE / 0L / 0L to join)
Serenity Style- Rusty Birdhouse Green (Group Gift @ the Tres Chic Event FREE / 0L / 0L to join)

Pose: Fashiowl Poses – Happy Birthday Gift w/ Owl (Group Gift @ the Tres Chic Event FREE / 0L / 0L to join)

Sim: Private

 

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Adventures in Babysitting

Adventure 3
Hello there, Fab Free!  In my last post {HERE}, I told you about the Flawless Sim’s Adventures in Babysitting quest that Ripley and I had recently completed.  Today I have a quick post to share three more of the 11 free prizes that are awarded at the completion of the quest.

A Bird in the Hand

First of all, the Pretty Saffron Finch perched on my finger came from Zo Awesum.  The cute little guy is so adorable, and comes with his own cage, but I kind of figured he’d appreciate some freedom so he could stretch his wings.  Best of all, he is completely free when you finish the babysitting quest.  When I was a little girl in real life, I used to sit quietly below my father’s bird feeder, with my hand outstretched, just hoping a feathered friend might land on my fingers, but it never happened.  At least I get to experience that in SL. 🙂

A Free Top….Why Knot?

My free, long sleeved, knotted top from Tori Stylez was well worth all the searching for those two wandering twins.  Lily features a delicate floral print and realistic folds in the texture.  It includes a color change HUD packed with 8 options, so it’s like getting 8 different shirts in one.  I chose to pair  the crop top with simple denim shorts, but you could also dress it up with a skirt or a pair of longer pants on a cool day.  I really like how the ends of the ties dangle down.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility

    • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
    • alpha layer for classic avatars
    • Curvy
    • Fine
    • Freya
    • Hourglass
    • Isis
    • Maitreya
    • Physique
    • TMP
    • Venus

Adventure 1

The Mark of Beauty

Sometimes in SL, it seems like everything is just too perfect, too flawless.  With the free Adventures in Babysitting gift from Arte, you can add a touch of whimsy and visual interest to an otherwise perfect complexion.  With the Catwa Adored Moles applier, you can wear two versions of a sprinkling of beauty marks.  I think they provide a lovely touch of character, and help to draw the eye to your face. Below, I’ve included snapshots of my face with no beauty mark applier (on the left) and with the second variation  of the moles (on the right), so you can get an idea of the range of options available. One of the wonderful things about SL is the ability to change the appearance of your skin with just a few clicks.

Adventures 5

Well, that wraps up my coverage of the Adventures in Babysitting quest at the Flawless Sim.  The event runs only until May 29th, and grants you 11 free prizes in all  at the completion of the quest.  I enjoyed reading the story as I traveled from store to store, and was very happy with the quality of the gifts at the end.  To begin your own adventure, teleport to the Flawless Sim, and click the event sign to obtain the necessary Hud.  Wear the HUD, which will appear as a red oval on your screen, say yes when prompted for permission, then left touch the HUD and select “Adventure in” on the sub menu.   Directions for completing the quest will appear on your screen.

Until my next post, happy shopping questing!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

Moles:  Arte Catwa Applier Adored Moles (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier: Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Truth Hair Lisette

Top:  Tori Stylez Lilly Top (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Shorts:  Blueberry Lola Mesh Denim Shorts

Bird on Hand:  Zo Awesum Pretty Bird Saffron Finch (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  Illi’s Slink Meriel Flip Flops

Poses:  (full body) Fussy x Foxcity     (close up) Aushk’a & Co.

Sim:  Whimberly
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Video Arcade

Video Arcade

 

8 bit heaven…

Yeah, I admit I spent way too much time and money standing in in front of machines just like this. If I had all the dollar bills back that I fed into that brown coin changer behind me, I could probably take a nice vacation somewhere.

Free  Replay…

I’ve been stalking frequenting the Midnight Mania Board at REBELLION and have come away with some nice gifts. Both the Denim Assault Hoodie and “Infliction” Cap were both prizes on the board. The board rotates daily with a prize for either men or women. Stop on by and give the board a tap.

Hey, does anyone have a dollar I can borrow?

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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
Outerwear – REBELLION – Denim Assault Hoodie – Blue  (Midnight Mania Board FREE / 0L  / 0L to join)
Pants: A&D Clothing – James Jeans
Hat: REBELLION –  “Infliction” Cap   (Midnight Mania Board FREE / 0L  / 0L to join)

Pose:  oOo Studio

Sim: City of Minerva

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Siren of the Sea

Siren of the Sea 2

Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  After reading about the Flawless Sim’s Adventures in Babysitting, Ripley and I decided to give it a go.  This quest casts you in the role of a babysitter for two adventurous twins who wander off while shopping.  Your task is to try to locate the missing girls, and it seems that you are always just one step behind the troublesome duo.  During the quest, you wear a special HUD and visit 11 different stores on the sim, obtaining clues along the way.  When you successfully complete the mission, you are rewarded with 12 free gifts, one from each of the stores participating in the event, plus a bonus prize.  The only catch is that you have to complete the entire quest to receive the gifts.  It really wasn’t that hard…….we didn’t even need to rely on Ripley’s amazing nose.  The clues at each location gave pretty clear hints about where to go next.  You can pause the quest at any time, so you don’t have to complete it all in one sitting.

Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue

Normally, I sport a pair of deep chocolate eyes, but one of the free gifts in this hunt is a pair of startlingly blue peepers from Sinful Curves.  These eyes come in mesh as well as the classic version and have 3 variations of the white part of the eye to choose from:  average, bloodshot and bright.  I think they are simply stunning, with their clear, sparkling brilliance.   The pale hue lent a mysterious air to my magical mermaid.  ♫♪ Tune ♬ ♪

Always Be Yourself, Unless You Can Be a Mermaid…Then Always Be a Mermaid

At TempT, the pupster and I explored a magical underwater shop filled with fantastic skins and all things mer.  The free prize from this watery store was a deep, emerald green tail, which set the theme of my photo.  With a realistic looking scaly texture and a sweeping tail fin, you will be ready to play the role of siren, and lure sailors with your enchanting voice and music.  Although I don’t see myself dressing often as a mermaid, this outfit was definitely a fun way to change things up!

More Prizes in Our Next Post

Ripley and I will return soon with more prizes from our adventure in babysitting.  Until my next post, happy shopping questing!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  Sinful Curves Adorjan Eyes Glaucous (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Run Away Nymph Hair Blondes

Tail: TempT Quest Mesh Mer Tail (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie
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Miami Vice

Miami Vice

 

Nostalgia – 80’s Style…

It’s been a thing lately. I’ve been yearning all things circa 1980’s. I’m not sure why. Maybe I’m at that point in my life I’m starting to miss all the things that influenced the person I became. I have been rediscovering the movies, the music and the TV shows. I caught an episode of Miami Vice and remembered the fashion trend that the show started. The sports jackets over pastel t shirts. Neon and pastel colors, deck shoes were all trendy fashion back in the day.

When Neons and Pastels were the craze…

My look today mimics the style that Don Johnson (Dakota Johnson’s dad, for you youngsters) made famous. I found the Daniel Blazier, a new release at A&D Clothing (not free) for that jacket over t-shirt look. I then turned to the Marketplace and browsed the Pepper store for other pieces for my outfit. The Chino Trousers in light plum (10L) and the all white Slip on Sneakers (2L) makes my 1980’s Miami look complete.

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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
Jacket: A&D Clothing – Daniel Blazer
Accessory: A&D Clothing – TopGun Retro Glasses (Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join)
Pants: Pepper – Chinos Trousers *LIGHT PLUM* (on Marketplace 10L)
Shoes: Pepper – Slip On Sneakers *All White* (on Marketplace 2L)

Pose Embody – M Claiber 5 – No Longer Available

Sim:  Miami Beach

CarsonCaibentag


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Flowers That Fly

Flowers That Fly

Hello Fabulouses!  Now this is the way to start your vacation…….relaxing in a field of butterflies!  Those last few days of school are so hectic; it’s wonderful to savor the first few moments of freedom.  Just like Carson’s Angel, Ripley is not on his summer schedule yet, but our morning walk led me to a lovely patch of daisies full of fluttering butterflies…….pure magic!

All This is Free?

The bi-monthly Ultra Event is celebrating its first year anniversary with lots of freebies for members of the Ultra Society Group (free to join).  Blue boxes at the event contain gifts from a variety of generous designers.  I’m featuring two of them in my post today.  First of all, my lovely tresses, called Froukje, came from Mina.  I love the way the long bangs are tucked behind my ear, with a few wispy strands escaping on my forehead.  In the gift package, there is one shade called “new blond,” which is this gorgeous golden yellow hue.   Other color packs are available for purchase in the Mina store.  I have to admit, I visited there, and scooped up some additional colors because this hair style is just so “me.”

My second giftie from Ultra is the ornate Nadine Gem Bracelet from Modish.  Crafted in dark, gleaming gold with emerald stones, this delicate bracelet coordinated beautifully with my Dorothea dress (more on that in a moment!).  The floral motif was a perfect match for the butterfly theme.  Best of all, it’s completely free at the Ultra Sales Event!

These are just two of the many free gifts up for grabs at Ultra’s first anniversary celebration, which runs until June 15th.  (There are even some for guys).  I’d highly recommend a visit there!

Thanks for the Butterflies

Don’t Fly Away Yet!

The flirty Dorothea mini dress I’m wearing features a satiny teal texture with a cluster of golden butterflies soaring to freedom.  With slender shoulder straps and sexy slits in the skirt, this frock is ideal for the warm summer days to come.  It is a free gift from Sexy Princess for members of the Third Life Group.  There is a 10L join fee for this group, which gives you access to multiple gifts from many designers, so your investment goes a long way.

Butterflies…Flowers that Fly and All But Sing (~Robert Frost)

Although I’ve enjoyed my interlude with the “flying flowers,” it’s time for Ripley and I to tackle some of the many chores around the house that we put off until summer break.  Fun times!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura (past Fifty Linden Friday)

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Mina Froukje (free gift at for the Ultra Society Group at Ultra 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  Sexy Princess Dorothea Dress (free gift for the Third Life group 0L/10L join fee)

Bracelet:  Modish Nadine Gem Bracelet Gold Emerald (free gift for the Ultra Society Group at Ultra 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Poses:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Crystal Garden Estates

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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Vacation – Day 1

Vacation - Day 1

 

Sleeping in…

The first item on my summer list was being able to sleep in. And I must say it was working out simply fantastic until…. I hear the whimpering at the side of my bed.  It seems poor little Angel is not on her summer vacation schedule as of yet and thinks it’s time for me to get up and cater to her needs. I grab my clothes and look for her leash… Girl, we need to talk about letting me sleep in…

Casual Camo Cargo…

Second Life often imitates Real life in my choices of clothing. My summer choice of pants is not the standard jeans, but comfy cargos and today is no exception. I happened to touch the Midnight Mania Board at DS Mens Wear and won the Jungle Camo Outfit. There is no group needed to participate. The outfit includes a tank, cargo pants and shoes for the Aesthetic body, but other than the tank looking a little big, everything else fit perfectly on my ADAM body. The Midnight Mania board changes items with each round so stop by and see what you could win today.

We are back from our walk and I’m drinking my first cup of coffee, wide awake and ready to start my day. And the dog? She’s snoring behind my chair…. /me grumbles

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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: DS Mens Wear – Jungle Camo Outfit (aesthetic) – (Midnight Mania Board  Free / 0L)

Pose –  ProPose – Ethan 4

Sim – Private

CarsonCaibentag


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A Night at the Theatre

At the Theatre

Magical…

I enjoy the theatre. Not just the shows but the overall experience. There is something magical that happens when the lights dim and the orchestra begins to play. You are whisked away into a story, and for a couple of hours, forget your own worries…

Showstopper…

The outfit today is a real showstopper. The Alexander Mesh Outfit is a beautiful suit that will most definitely turn heads. This is a FREE group gift from Lara Augusta Carnelian. This one-piece suit comes in the standard XS-XL sizes and could be used not only for a night out for a show and dancing, but also for role-play. The Lara AC group is FREE to join. I am also wearing two group gifts from Gabriel. Both the Studded Gloves and the Shearling Shoes are FREE Gifts to group members.

A Rose by any other name….

It is so glad to see that The Rose Theatre is still in existence. This a lovely building with so many intricate details that it feels like a new experience every time I visit. It does feel new, it’s been five years since i last visited.  🙂

 

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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: Lara Augusta Carnelian  – Mesh Outfit Alexander (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)
Shoes: Gabriel – Shearling Shoes (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)
Accessory: Gabriel – Studded Gloves – Black (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)

Pose: Signature Pose – Jamie_001

Sim: The Rose Theatre

CarsonCaibentag


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Flirty and Free

Free as a Dove

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Every once in a while, when I’m out walking Ripley, he puts his nose to the ground, and pulls me with single-minded determination.   Usually when this happens, my hound with a nose for fashion is leading me toward a fabulous discovery.  I’ve learned to just follow his instincts, and I haven’t been disappointed yet.

Free as a Dove

Today my pal dragged guided me to The Free Dove, and stood outside, his tail wagging happily.   As a new resident to second life (back in the virtual dinosaur age), I used to visit the shop all the time, but I haven’t journeyed there for quite some time.  I’m so glad the pupster steered me in that direction because I was able to scoop up this free, summery, mini dress from M&M Style.  With a cheerful dark blue and white print, and slender shoulder straps, this frock is perfect for a casual summer day.  It has a body-skimming fit that will flatter your figure, and ends with a slightly flared skirt. Although it’s not designed specifically for a mesh body, this dress comes in five sizes and one of them perfectly fit my Maitreya Lara mesh body.  An alpha layer is also tucked inside the package for those with classic avatars.

Thanks for the Reminder, Ripley!

There are many quality, free items at The Free Dove.  It’s well worth a visit.  I know I plan to return often to search for new Fabulous Finds to share with you all.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Hair:  Argrace Kokoro

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Earrings:  Cae Entwined Earrings

Necklace:  Cae Entwined Necklace

Dress:  M&M Style Jennifer Dress (free at The Free Dove)

Shoes:  KC Couture Brazilia (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  an Lar Poses

Sim:  Follow Your Bliss
Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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Get Wet

Get Wet

Surfin’ Safari…

I’ve really become a fan of going to surfing sims and riding the waves. It’s fun and, believe it or not, relaxing to hear the waves and ride over some of these mondo waves.  Today I’m boarding at San Blas Beach where the waves are high and the current is swift. I stopped by ::Mr.Poet:: and upstairs near the lucky boards was a rack of FREE gifts, no group needed. I picked up the Summer Tank Top that comes in three different prints. I’m also wearing the green Swimsuit I found at NEWCLOVER when they were having their new store celebration. but when I went back to check, it was no longer free. 😦  And what would a surfing post of mine be without a pose from Le Poppycock? (I said I played several rounds on the gacha) Today’s pose is called “Get Wet” from the Surf’s Up series. The pose comes with a texture changing surfboard in several colors. Each play of the gacha is just 50L. I’m going to paddle out to catch another wave.
If you haven’t tried surfing, you should give it a go!

 

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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: ::Mr.Poet:: – Summer TankTop (FREE 0L)
Shorts: NEWCLOVER – Swin Suit – Green (past free gift – now regular price)

Pose: Le Poppycock –  *Surf’s Up* Get Wet  (Gacha $50L)

Sim: Cape San Blas Beach

CarsonCaibentag