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A Little Birdie Told Me

A little birdie told me

It’s a beautiful morning…

…at least in Second Life. It’s a bit overcast and rainy in my neck of the woods. While checking on the horses this morning, I stopped for a rest on one of my hay carts and a little bird flew down and kept me company on my respite….

Fully enMESHed…

I’m acclimating to my new look very easily. I really thought it would be more traumatic than it has been (ok… trying the demos WAS a bit traumatic). But now that I have been fully enmeshed, I want you show you a FREE hunt gift from the enMESHed Into Spring 2017 Hunt. I found the blue egg hunt item at Fearsum and won the 2 Tone Sweater as a prize. Since I was feeling lucky, I stopped by BHB and tapped a few of their FREE, no group to join, Midinght Mania Boards and woke up this morning to a new pair of Dempsey Boots. These boots are perfect for my morning chores or a night out for line dancing. (like she’d EVER go line dancing, just sayin‘). And ladies, these boots are unisex so try to win a pair for yourself.

My little friend is telling me it’s time to get back to work. Later, ya’ll.

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt: Fearsum: 2 Tone Sweater   (FREE – enMESHed Hunt $0L)
Pants: A&D Clothing – James Pants
Shoes: BHB – Dempsey Boots – Unisex   (FREE – Midnight Mania Board $0L)

Pose: RK Poses

Sim: Devin

 

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March On!

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March on!

We are marching into the last week of March, and I have my gold shoes that I found at the end of the rainbow… or to be more specific, I found them as part of the Glam or Grunge Hunt at Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes. For just 1L and a little hunting time for the icon, you can pick these pretty gold pumps up.

For your 1 little Linden, you’ll get heels to fit Slink, Maitreya, and TMP feet all in one package for that tiny little sum. It’s well worth the trip to the Lindy Modern & Retro. Plus while you are there, pick up the other hunt gifts. There are many out! One is free, and the rest are all 1L as well. You can stock up on your shoe wardrobe!

A touch of green…

I needed a dress for my new dress shoes, so I picked up the pretty green dress from Ass Kicking Angels. It is the free FabFree group gift out for March! It includes both this lovely dress as well as the matching necklace (which has a pretty clover attached to it).

You’ll get the following sizes:

  • Standard classic avatar
  • eBody
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Katharine
Dress and Necklace – Ass Kicking Angels – Candy Mint Dress (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Kym GoldPat (1L for the Glam or Grunge Hunt)

Sim Location – Idle Rogue

Astrids Signature


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Lucky to be a New Man

New Man

(Mesh) Eyes without a face….

When i came back to Second Life, I spoke of how I was going to transform myself into a new and improved Carson of today, instead of my system Carson of 2012. Over the course of several months, I feel that my quest for a total makeover is complete (until something new and shiny catches my eye). I have finally converted over to my new mesh head.  I’m sure I’ll be tweaking the sliders for several weeks, but this is the new me (which, I think looks a lot like the old me).

Lucky Treasures…

I was lucky enough to score some FREE gifts from the lucky boards at Tig’s Treasures. I got the blue and white Canyon Leather Jacket and the Men’s Navy Chino’s while standing at the boards (I have so much fun on my free time). The boards rotate, so there are plenty of gifts to be had. The board is set to the group but it is FREE to join! I’m also wearing the Worn Denim All Star Sneakers, a gift from Black Label Menswear available at The Menstuff Lounge that I previously wore [HERE].

I hope you like the new “me” as much as I do!

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Carson is wearing….

Outerwear: Tig’s Treasures – Blue/White Canyon Leather Jacket (FREE Group Lucky Board $0L/$0L to join)
Pants: Tig’s Treasures -Men’s Navy Chino’s (FREE Group Lucky Board $0L/$0L to join)

Shoes: Black Label Menswear – Worn Denim All Star Sneakers @ The Menstuff Lounge  (Free Group gift $0L/$50L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening

Pose: oOo Studios

Sim: Warehouse District

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A Dress with My Name on It

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I’m baaaaaaack…….

I’m back and I missed all of you! I stopped by one of my favorite places to get free gifts, EvelineInTheBox, and was pleasantly surprised that the current free gift bears my name… Astrid! And it’s a pretty spring dress with flowers and a waist tied bow that isn’t too outlandish but instead is just right! As always, the EvelineInTheBox group is free to join, making this pretty dress free too!

Sizes available:

  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

It’s good to be home.

It’s nice to take breaks, but it’s good to be home too. I missed my blogging family and all of you readers. I hope this free spring time dress makes you as happy as it made me when I came across it this morning. Here’s hoping there is a sunny sky where you are today!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Jana
Dress – EvelineInTheBox – Astrid (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Summer Trace

Astrids Signature


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You’re So Vain

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You had one eye on the mirror…

It’s no secret I like taking pictures of myself. Just look at the blog and that is very obvious. But, I think she had enough of me checking myself out in the mirror and told me I should go take a drive and give her a break from “all of this” as she motioned at me. I guess that’s what happens when my light shines too brightly…

Lately I’ve had a problem with people photobombing me. I don’t want them spoiling my perfect photographs with peace signs, rabbit ears and goofy smiles. As I’m driving down the road listening to …Carly Simon?!?  (She must have taken the car and left one of her CD’s in) I get the urge to take a shot with my iPhone and selfie stick (the best invention since the Polaroid camera). I pull over, aim and shoot… nothing is going to spoil this picture of just me in the country….

But you gave away the things you loved…

Today I’m wearing a FREE group gift from LaPointe & Bastchild Designs. The Swear “Classic” T-Shirt comes with a texture changing HUD with different shirt designs. I’m also pointing and clicking in a FREE group gift I picked up at Anbee. The Car Selfie pose  includes the full car, sitting pose and a selfie stick. Both of these groups are FREE to join!

(EDIT: I have been informed that the Anbee group is NOW $10L to join.) 

 

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Carson is wearing…

Shirt: LaPointe & Bastchild Designs –  Swear “Classic” T-Shirt w/ Texture HUD (Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON  – Triumph Eyes – Evening

Pose: Anbee – Car Selfie (Free Group Gift $0L/$10L to join)

Sim: Delight

CarsonCaibentag


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Opening Night

Opening Night

Walking the red carpet….

I scored a ticket to the world premiere and get to walk down the red carpet. The paparazzi have no clue who I am, but are taking my picture anyhow just in case I am someone famous…

I get to show yet another FabFree group gift for the gents! Tiar has joined the Designer 2.0 program and has set out FabfFree group gifts to our members. The male gift is the  Valentine Dress Black Suit. This one piece outfit comes in standard mesh sizes XS-XL with alpha layers for system bodies. Please note that you must take the TP to the Midnight Mania Room on the teleport sign at the landing point to find the gift!

How to pick up the gift…

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

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Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Tiar – Valentine Dress Black Suit (FREE FabFree Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)
Shoes: Hoorenbeek – Allen 2.0 Black Dress Shoes
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON  – Triumph Eyes – Evening

Pose: oOo Studios

Sim: New York, New York

 

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Promise of Spring

Promise of Spring

 

Out like a lamb…

As we head into the last week of March, the weather in my part of the world is beginning to show signs that spring has finally arrived. We decided to take a walk (without the dogs in tow, they had their walk earlier today) to look at some of our newest additions to our ever growing menagerie of animals. While it is still cool outside, the sun is warm enough for us to shed our jackets and toss them over our shoulders…

The newest group gift at ::K:: is the Justin Accent Jean Jacket for both him and her. Either sex can choose to wear either the pink or the grayish blue jacket as a nice accessory piece. I am also wearing a gift from The Menstuff Lounge. Black Label Menswear has made a gift of the Worn Denim All Star Sneakers.  The gifts at The Menstuff Lounge are free but to join the group it will cost a one time fee of $50L.

Oh look, the lambs are kissing…. 🙂

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee
Hair – Magika Trouble
Shirt – Blueberry Elisa
Jeans – Blueberry Gracie
Jacket – ::K:: Justin Accent Jean Jacket Femme Pink (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Friday Dottie Sneaks

 

Carson is wearing…

Jacket: ::K:: – Justin Accent Jean Jacket Homme GrayishBlue (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shirt: A&D Clothing – Oscar Shirt
Pants: A&D Clothing – James Pants
Shoes: Black Label Menswear – Worn Denim All Star Sneakers @ The Menstuff Lounge (free group gift/ 0L/50L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON  – Triumph Eyes – Evening

Pose: Glitterati – Gaze (NLA)

Sim: Honeycomb

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Before Dawn

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Why. Is. Morning. So. Early?

As you can see…  Even on the best of days I am very much not a morning person.   Most mornings, it is pure luck if I can manage to pour a cup of coffee and return the cream to the fridge instead of the cup cupboard (has truly happened so many times).  He is up at the crack of BEFORE dawn even on the weekend, puttering around in the kitchen doing whatever he does in there (on a positive note, I do smell coffee already made 🙂 ).

The Calm Before…

Pulling the covers over my head, I try to muffle out the sounds of doors creaking, kitchen cupboards slamming, and dishes clanging.  Even the dogs are grumbling and huffing with disdain of the way too early morning activity going on.  Finally I can hear him making his way to the door and I’m thinking to  myself…  “finally. silence.”.  I hear him digging out his shoes, and taking his coat out of the closet and creeping out the back door to the man cave.

The Storm…

As the door shuts behind him, the dog leash hanging on the hook beside the door falls to the ground…  My eyes squeeze shut tight instantly knowing and bracing for what was about to happen.   ALL of the dogs jump up and run around the bedroom six times, wagging and panting, collar jingling and barking with excitement, because that is all the signal they need for “It’s time for a W.A.L.K” (I spell out the word walk to avoid the craziness,  but they have learned to spell it out).  I tried calling for him, but he had already made his way out of earshot.

Sitting on the edge of the bed, I pick up the littlest one before she gets trampled on in the pre-W.A.L.K mayhem, dig up some clothes and head out for what is hopefully a very uneventful walk…  Gooood morning!

Back To Bed In My NEW Group Gift?

With any luck I’ll be able to slip back into my comfy new night shirt for another hour or two of sweet dreams when I get back.  I picked up the Miranda Chemise Group Gift at !gO! as a group gift.  The !gO! group tends to do a handful of gifts a year and on occasion sends out instore credit offers, so the 50L join fee was no issue for me!  I have found it has more than made up for it.

Available Sizes:

  • Standard Fitmesh & Alpha Layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass & Physique

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Hair – Truth Gretchen
Night Shirt – !gO! Miranda Chemise Group Gift (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)
Leg Warmers – Friday Tillie Warmers (featured @ Collabor88)
Pose by Secret Body

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One Night in Bangkok

One Night in Bangkok

Looking for a match…

I’m still looking for my perfect match…. I’m of course talking about a mesh head to call my very own. I search, I try the demo, I add skin appliers … and I’m still searching. Someday I will get my very own head… someday….

I found today’s outfit at the Menstuff Lounge. PowerDesign has put on the board  the Rick Outfit as a free group gift. The three piece outfit comes with a cruiser jacket with shirt and tie, jeans and oxford shoes. There is a one time $50L joining fee for the Menstuff group, but with the amount of gifts on the wall, how could you pass it up.

And so my quest continues…

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Carson is wearing…

Outfit: PowerDesign – Rick Outfit @ Menstuff Lounge  (Group Gift $0L/$50L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON  – Triumph Eyes – Evening

Pose: Signature Pose

Sim: Asure Star

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Precious Things

Precious Things

Fragile Cargo

There is no better way to spend Sunday morning than out in the yard enjoying some much needed springlike weather. Although spring doesn’t officially arrive until tomorrow morning, I think it’s finally getting the upper hand on old man winter. She must have bought some eggs to hatch, I heard  mention of her wanting a few chickens (really, what’s a few more animals at this point?) And it looks like the they have hatched.
Today’s outfit is something I would actually spend my lazy weekend in. The Batcar Casual T-shirt and Lord Cargo Shorts are the latest group gifts from Angel DELUXE. I picked them up when I got the Adventurer Outfit [HERE]. The shirt comes in sizes S-L and I did have to adjust my bulky arms to get it to fit. The shorts come in sizes S-L and two fitmesh sizes as well. You also get a mesh belt to hold up your drawers. The Angel DELUXE group has a $10L joining fee, but after that all the gifts are free.

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My cute new friends are the March group gift from Dixie Dandelion The box with chicks and a bunny titled Are You My Mommy? was almost too cute for this dude to show, but the ladies insisted I show off my “softer” side. Also included in the gift is the Bunny Crossing sign. Both the Dixie Dandelion group and the gifts are FREE. You can find this gift in the group notices. Damn, this thing is cute!

 

 

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Carson is wearing…

Shirt: Angel DELUXE – Mesh Batcar Casual T-shirt (Group Gift $0L/$10L to join)
Shorts: Angel DELUXE – Fitmesh Lord Cargo Shorts (Group Gift $0L/$10L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON  – Triumph Eyes – Evening

Outdoor Decor: Dixie Dandelion – Are You My Mommy? (FREE Group Gift in notices $0L/$0L to join)
Outdoor Decor: Dixie Dandelion – Bunny Crossing (FREE Group Gift in notices $0L/$0L to join)

Pose: RK Poses

Sim: Private

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