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Perfectly Posh in Pearls

Glancing Back

Happy Saturday, wonderful readers!  This morning, Ripley and I started our weekend the way we always do… reading the Fabulously Free in SL blog.  While I was admiring Loki’s sensuous photo here, Ripley insistently nosed the Group Gift Listing link in the corner of the Fab Free web page.  Of course, with my pooch’s gift for finding fashion, I immediately followed his lead and discovered not one, but two, new, free, fabulous gifts for Fab Free group members that, in my mind, coordinate with each other spectacularly.

With a few quick teleports and clicks, I became the proud new owner of Posh Tale’s free, elegant Margot gown and Tiffany Designsfree back necklace.   The opulent sheen of the double stranded pearls contrasts beautifully with the subtle shimmer of the floor length, formal gown.  From the front, the necklace appears to be a traditional pearl strand, but from behind, it drapes beautifully and emphasizes the line of your back.  I love the way the dress leaves my shoulders bare to feel the caress of the moonlight.  The gown includes a HUD that allows you to select one of 16 colors, and comes in 5 sizes for classic avatars.  Although there was no applier for mesh bodies, I was able to wear the gown just fine by adjusting the alpha on my Maitreya Lara body.  After adding simple pearl studs from Caroline’s jewelry, and slipping on some black heels (more on these shoes in my blog post coming tomorrow), I accompanied Ripley to the outdoor ballroom at the Invictus sim.

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While the night breeze ruffled Ripley’s fur, we wandered around the grounds of this beautifully decorated sim, which is inspired by the poem of the same name by William Ernest Henley.  It’s a Linden Endowment for the Arts exhibit and is well worth exploring.  I discovered the Invictus sim by reading this blog post by Ziki Questi.  It has more in depth information if you are interested, and is enjoyable to read.  Periodically, falling stars blazed a trail across the purple and mauve streaked sky while we walked around.  Legend has it that if you wish upon a shooting star, your wish will come true.  Here’s hoping that all your wishes come true this weekend.  Until tomorrow, happy shopping!

~ Kat and Ripley

Kat is wearing …
Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah in Jamaica (at Collabor88)

Lipstick Applier:  Curves Cherry Glossy Lipstick Catwa (70L)

Eyeliner Applier:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  (back view) Magika Honest  (front view)  Truth Cerys

Nail Polish:  La Boheme Catacomb (Halloween Hunt Prize 1L )

Necklace:  Tiffany Designs Back Necklace (Free gift for Fab Free Group Members 0L/0L to join)

Earrings:  Caroline’s White Pearl Earring

Gown:  PoshTale Margot (Free gift for Fab Free Group Members 0L/0L to join)

Poses:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Invictus
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Blowin’ in the Wind

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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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It’s all about the Skins baby!

How could we possibly top our free hair day from November 1st? Why, a free skin day, of course! I went a little off the beaten path for my choices, with some Mother Goose Lucky Board freebies, as well as a couple of their dollarbies, and 2 skins from a newer to me store, Curves. Oh, and yes, this is my shape in each skin. I love how you can look completely different depending on you skin.

First up, the Mother Goose skins. Mother Goose has been around for a long time, and always has loads of fun and unique skins in their Lucky Boards, as well as plenty of Dollarbies to choose from. If you are familiar with their skins, you know that they do not come with anything other than the skin, with the occasional slightly adjusted version thrown in, and an eyebrow shaper. That means no appliers…but I had an easy enough time colour matching to my SLink hands and feet. Not sure how easy it will be for other body parts, but I know there are lots of you out there that are still rocking your standard system avs, like myself. The Lucky Boards have super fast timers, so there is barely any waiting to get these great skins. Oh, and men..there are some there for you too. It’s well worth visiting, or in my case, re-visiting, to fill up your skin folder.

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HENA(2) and Jamil-II(B)

Skins2Mother Goose Dollarbies
SiSi_III and Sia

The other store I went to is Curves. I recently showed you a pretty L$20 skin from here, but there were also a few free skins, so I figured I’d show them off too. The Mia Blue Dreams skin is located in the discount room, and is free for everyone, just buy the box for L$0. BTW, it has a pretty little snowflake just under the left eye, perfect for the season! The second skin I am wearing, is a free SLF&O group gift, you just need to have your tag on to get it. There are a few extra pieces with the Mia skin, such as a set of eyes, a shape, and eyebrows, as well, the SLF&O gift has extras, including appliers for Tangos, Phat Azz, SLink hands and feet, and Wowmeh.

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Mia blue dreams (L$0) and SLF&O Gift (free group gift/free to join)

I hope you like the skins I chose to show you, but if none of these were to your tastes, both stores have many more options that are free and cheap to choose from, so explore away, and find yourself a new look. If only it were this easy in RL eh?

Until next time, TTFN!


What else is Calle showing you…

Shirt – coldLogic top – farrah.orange
Necklace – .:CoLL:. Infinite Friendship Necklace (store closed)
Hair – +elua+ Yepa_Black
Hairbase – +elua+ hairbase_HF gift1
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)

Pose – !bang – stand 424

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Win with impatience!

Happy Saturday everyone! Sorry I’ve been absent this week so far, I’ve been having computer issues. Granted, it’s my own fault, I’m so impatient! My brother is the one who takes care of my computer for me, and I thought it would be smart to do an upgrade on my own as I didn’t want to wait for him to get home. Lots of head shaking and sighs in my direction later, he has fixed my computer for me, well, at least enough that I can be here with you all. I can’t help it, I hate waiting around!!

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That makes a perfect segue into what I am here to show you today! Lucky boards….I love them, but hate the waiting around! Those of you that are familiar with Somnia, know that this is the perfect place to go to get your lucky board fix, without having to wait around forever! On the second level of the store, there are a whole whack load of lucky boards, with super short timers. Seriously, I just need to stand around there for about 5 minutes, and can leave with a bunch of new items in my inventory. Each board has 1 clothing item, in a variety of colours, to win for free, ranging from dresses, to t-shirts, sweaters and skirts.. I’ve decided to show off the Boffle sweater set, and the Zhevios pants. I managed to win the pants in 3 colours, brown, peach and ice. The Boffle set, I won in 2 colours, ice and rose. Each piece is mesh, in the standard sizes. They combine to make such a nice, casual, yet well put together outfit!

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Like the pretty skin I am wearing? While searching around for the skins I will be showing off on Dec 1 for FabFree’s first ever free skin day, I found a skin that didn’t quite make the L$10 or less guidelines we were all following. It is still a great deal though, at only L$20, from Curves, this skin comes in a cleavage and no cleavage version, with appliers for Lola’s, Phat Azz, WowMeh, and SLink hands and feet. The lovely reddish brows even made me go ginger! This skin, along with many others, some for guys too, is on a table by the group join. Stay tuned for my skin post on Dec 1 to see the free skins I grabbed from there.

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OK lovelies. I must be off, by brother is looking to do the final fix on my computer for me, and he has the same type of patience I do, which means I need to hand it over. LOL. Until next time, TTFN!


What is Calle showing you…

Sweater Sets – .: Somnia :. Boffle (free Lucky Board gift)
Pants – .: Somnia :. Zhevios (free Lucky Board gift)
Jewelry Set – MG – Giselle Opal Set – BLACK (free group gift/free to join)(modeled originally by Glimmer, HERE)
Shoes – Zalea Shoes – Rhea (Slink Mid) (modeled originally by Pru, HERE)
Skin – Curves & Mire Gift Skin (L$20)
Hair – Moon.- Pixie Harlow (free group gift/L$200 to join)(modeled originally by Love, HERE)
Mani and Pedi – Zalea Nails – Slink – Criss Cross Nail Polish
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink

Poses – !bang – stands 350-359

Location – Bay City – Tisbury

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The Candy Factory is Ending Soon!

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Hello Fabulous people! I am here to show you more of what you’re about to miss if you do not go over to The Candy Factory sooner than soon! This round of Candy Factory goodness ends in two short days. This time I’m happy to be showing the items from Sugar & Cyanide. It really feels like summer in these great sorbet-like colors. I also picked up a few of the most recent gifts from the SLF&O group. The first is a very cute freckled skin from Curves, and the second are yet another pair of amazing heels from L.Warwick.

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair (left) – TRUTH HAIR Birdie –  browns

Hair (right) – TRUTH HAIR April –  variety

Skin – Curves – SL F&O Welcome Gift-Girls – FREE SLF&O Gift (look outside the store to the left)

Skirt & Top – .S&C. Candy Girl – Fat Pack (comes in 6 variatons, 4 shown above) – FREE Gift @The Candy Factory

Shoes (left) – [L.Warwick] Savannah -Ankle Strapped Heels- Burgundy Leather – FREE SLF&O Gift

Shirt, Shorts, & Sandals – .S&C. Sand – $75L @The Candy Factory

Hands – Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Gesture

Feet (left) – Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Mid

Feet (right) – Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Flat

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Date Night with Bettie’s

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After a long week of work work work, I decided to take myself out on a little date. I also wanted to share with you all a few finds for both the ladies and the gents! So I got myself all dolled up, dusted off, and dressed up my male alter-ego Diamos and took myself out for a little ballroom dancing! All in all, I had a good time. More to the point, recently a Fab Free friend passed on some info about this great group gift male skin at a shop called Curves. As we all know by now, I’m a skin addict, so male or not, I checked it out. To my pleasant surprise there were male AND female gifts! SCORE! I also decided on a whim to check out 1-800-Bettie’s. I love the retro, rockabilly, cool style of the clothing there, and as usual, I found more than I imagined. Right now they have several gifts/discounted items out, that are just too good to pass up. I picked up the adorable dress Pru is wearing, and the fully mesh suit on Diamos. With good-looking new skins and sexy new clothes, how could I not go out on the town?!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Date Night Diamos Final

Diamos is wearing:

Hair – ::Exile::6th Avenue Heartache:Raven

Eyes – Eye Candi Eyes – Nature – Frog – FREE on the Marketplace

Skin –  Curves – December Gift men Skin – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join (There was also a “Christmas” gift available!) The skin came with a shape as well, but I chose to have Diamos wear his own personal shape that I made.

Lip Piercings – [ni.Ju] Snake Bites – Simple V2 (mouth) – (Originally Shown Here) – FREE on the Marketplace. (I know the picture on the Marketplace is a girl, don’t worry, the piercings have resize scripts, though I didn’t have to resize them at all.)

Suit – *1-800-B*MESH Tuxedo – $35 Lindens

Shoes – Gabriel –  ::GB:: Leather Bootie Black – (Originally Shown by Carson here) – FREE Group Gift/ Group is FREE to Join.

Pose – Stakey – Tough Guy 02 – Former Men’s Stuff Hunt Gift

Date Night Pru Final

Pru is wearing:

Hair – little bones. Temptation

Skin – Curves – December Gift Cleavage –  FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join (There was also a “Christmas” gift available!) The skin came with a shape as well, however Pru is wearing her personal shape that I made.

Lashes –  – DAMNED – My Perfect Eyelashes ❤

Dress – *1-800-B*Swing Dress – Polka Dots – Black – $15 Lindens

Shoes – Nardcotix – Rebekah Pumps Liquorice – Former Hunt Gift (Originally Shown Here)

Pose – Purple Poses – Amanda 02

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More Pirate Booty!!!

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“Come to me….” she said in a gravelly  voice that made my skin crawl. “come…. to…. me…” I shook my head no as I stood frozen in fear on the sand slightly away from the dock itself.  There she stood, this walking skeleton dressed in her pirate garb…. There was no way I was going near her at all….. and then….. I found that I had become her….. the wind…. blowing me apart…

I woke to find myself covered in a cold sweat, my hands clenched against me as if i was trying to hold myself together….  *picking up a pen, I began to write*

Avast me Hearties!

Here we are on a second post of the SKULL-n-BONES hunt…. This post will be from where we left off  in my post “Skull N Bones – The Pirate Hunt 3 – The Beginning….” and continue on till  number 50 on the list!!  I know… “INSANITY!!” You say… well, I be lookin out for you mate!  Want you to see all the booty from this hunt for sure…. soooooooo

slap on your pirate hats…. and lets get lootin!

Oh and…. No bad dreams for  you 😉

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From the main pic:

The Avatar: [Saddle Ridge] – Undead Pirate – Female (L$ 1) (You also get the male version with this….This is 039 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

The Scene: ~*~*Sweet Revolutions*~*~ Small Forgotten Pirate Island (L$ 1) (The ~*SR*~ Small Forgotten Pirate Island, is a part of a complete scene. You can set up the island as standalone or you can reieve the special offer for Hunters.  They are offering the full scene for L$ 699, which is L$ 300 less than what you would be charged if you didn’t pick up this gift…. Details are in the hunt box.  This is 035 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

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Fireplace/Art/Candles: [ Dreamscapes Art Gallery] – *Safe Haven* Set (L$ 1) (Comes with the art right above the right place, the candles and the fireplace itself…all of which casts of a pretty glow…  This is 024 on the BONES3 Hunt)

Dwarf: *United InshCon Mainstore* – Pirat Dwarf v SnB Hunt (L$ 1) (This guy makes some interesting sounds 😉  I’ll leave it at that… This is 023 on the BONES3 Hunt)

Artwork: [ ROYAL THAI GALLERY ] – MINI – Black Widow Nude from Vietnam (L$ 1) ( This is 027 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

Animated Artwork: [ Moonlight Pointe Creations  ] – Moonlight Travel (Framed Dark Wood) (L$ 1) ( This picture looks like water is flowing down it…. very cool. This is 043 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

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outfit:  [Les sucreries de Fairy] – Skull and Bones hunt gift for women (L$ 1) (This is 026 on the BONES3 Hunt)

necklace: ~ghee~ 7 Seas Unisex Necklace (L$ 1 ) (This is 041 on the BONES3 Hunt)

earrings: [!ELEMENTAL JEWELRY] –  Gold Hoops (L$ 1) (Comes with two different versions of earrings.  This is 022 on the BONES3 Hunt)

pirate bootsKastle Rock Couture – :KR: Treasure Cove – Black Pearl Outfit (L$ 1) (Includes a sword, the hat, belt, boots, top and pants. This is the first stop
on the BONES3 Hunt.)

Hair: LaNoir Soleil Designs – Pirate Dreads (L$ 1) (Comes with two hats as well.  This is 083 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

NON-Hunt Stuff

skin: [Curves]  – August gift – Women (FREE) (This is a (Curves) Group gift.  This group is free to join. Dont have room to join the group???  You can also pick this up for L$ 10 on the Marketplace @ https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/August-Curves-Gift-Women/5179369?)

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Hat: [ Tamiron Forge ] – Pirate  Hat with Hair (L$ 1) (Comes with black hair as well.  The hat/hair is one piece.   This is 036 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

Outfit/Necklace: [ IO ] Elizabeth Pirate Oufit (L$ 1) (Sweet Revolutions and this gift comes together in one gift.   This is 035 on the BONES3 Hunt as well. )

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Noooo, he’s not my new boyfriend… *laughs* but he did give me my hat… sadly, it was a wee bit big for me 😀  Honestly, I just stuck him in there to give reference so you could see i was in petite mode 😀

Petite Outfit:  [ Black Petal Designs ] – washed ashore shirt/shorts (L$ 1) (This is 044 on the BONES3 Hunt. )

Pirate Hat:  [ SR Leatherwerkx for Creators ] Tricorn Pirate Hat  (L$ 1) (This is 028 on the BONES3 Hunt. )

Squished People boxes: [ Whatz ] – Absent-minded NPCs (L$ 1) (These things babble on endlessly about how they don’t have to worry about their hair anymore and how now they get to hear gossip…. Gratefully, they DID include a silent one…. Dead NPCs are much better when they are quiet /nod.  This is 027 on the BONES3 Hunt. )

Fire Brazer – [ Chrome Armory ]  Fire Brazer (L$ 1) (This comes with three animations built in, warm back, warm hands and “it’s cold”. Obviously it comes with a height adjustment as well 😀 This is 033 on the BONES3 Hunt. )

Other Credits

Petite AvatarPETITES +Fallen Gods Inc.+ Elves TAN (L$ 1500) (You can find the demo on the marketplace @ https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/DEMO-Petites-Female-tiny-mesh-avatars-Fallen-Gods-Inc/3117430)
hair: /Wasabi Pills/ PETITE – Monique (L$ 110) (I found this on the Marketplace @ https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Wasabi-Pills-Monique-PETITE-Mesh-Hair-BLACKS-Pack-for-Yabusakas-PETITES-MESH-AVATARS/4032189)
mesh breastsLolas – Tango – Mesh Breasts (L$ 1750)

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Flying Boat: [ Wicked Beauty Fantasy Decor ] Flying Pirate Boat (L$ 1 ) ( You can captain your boat and fly your friends around 😀 This is 031 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

Glasses: [ U:Refined {U.R.} Fashion Designs  ]               (L$ 1 ) ( This is 031 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

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outfit: [ Sin Original ] skull & bones Ladies gift (L$ 1 ) ( This is 032 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

necklace: [ Top Katz ] 3 strand unisex anchor choker (L$ 1 ) ( This is 050 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

treasure: [ Tree House Treasures ] Treasure Chest Hiding Place (L$ 1 ) ( This is 025 on the BONES3 Hunt.)BlogPost_81H

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table/chair: [ Athy Designs Furniture ] Pirate Table & Chair (L$ 1 ) ( This chair has 8 animations built in. This is 038 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

Little Ship: [ Decadent Courtesan ] The Jolly Roger  (L$ 1 ) ( This boat flies around your head in a circle… Dont watch too long, you might get dizzy and fall overboard!! This is 034 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

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outfit: [  .:[ NMD]:. ]  Amy Booty Outfit  (L$ 1 ) ( This is 046 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

hair comb: [ Iron Tiger Jewelry ] ~IT~ Pirate Wench Hair Comb ( L$ 1 ) ( This gift also comes with a CodPiece for the males. This is 030 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

Other Credits

Hair: Analog Dog – wound up egg – Freeball hair (FREE) (Can be found on the beach at the Analog Dog Sim @ Analog Dog Hair/103/185/21) This was blogged by Love in her post “Who Doesn’t Love A Bubble Full Of Free Hair?” back in May :)

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barrel furniture set: [  Bayview Market ] Pier/Deck, Furniture Set (L$ 1 ) ( Comes with a pier / deck, 2 barrel chairs, and a barrel style table with candle in a skull and bones votive.. This is 029 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

treasure scene: [ ThatChick ] ~tc~ Pirate’s Treasure Throne  ( L$ 1 ) ( This has 17 animations built into it. This is 045 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

rowboat: [ Piddler’s Perch ] [PP] Captain’s Escapade Boat  ( L$ 1 ) ( This have five female animations and five intimate couple animations. This is 037 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

ottomon: [ Prim Fusion ] Black Ottomon  ( L$ 1 ) (This has 8 female relax sits and 7 male.  It also has 6 couple animations built in.  This is 049 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

fountain: [ Imagine Flowers and Garden   ] Anchor Fountain ( L$ 1 ) (This is 040 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

Used throughout post:

skull textures: [ Peeps ] Pirate Skull Gold Textures ( L$ 1 ) (This is 048 on the BONES3 Hunt.)

… whew…..

That will do it for now *grins* I hope you all found something in this post that caught your fantasy.  Go out there and get some booty!!

erm…. *big hugs*…………………..till next time……………….care ❤