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Winter Memories

Trucking

Memories.

I learned how to drive on an ancient stick shift truck much like the one in this picture. At least that’s how it seems in the mind’s eye of my inner child. It had a wooden bed and holes in the floor board and I was 15 1/2 and it was winter and I was certain I would not survive the cold as there was no heat in that thing. Yet somehow I managed to grow a fondness for those first experiences. So when I put together my ensemble, I had to capture a picture in front of this pick-up at Rosemoor Sim to share with you.

Trucking 2

The shirt.

I picked up my holiday shirt (it’s an applier T-shirt, and I adore applier shirts as they fit any body shape) for FREE from House of Ruby. The Advent Calendar Hunt is on right now, and House of Ruby is participating. Just hunt down the little candle and this gift is yours for 0L.  You’ll get appliers for Maitreya, Slink, and Omega.

I needed a scarf!

It was cold outside! But I found a free scarf! If you haven’t stopped by Prism to pick up the advent gifts there, don’t despair. It’s not too late. You can only pick up one gift per day, but you can choose any day (as long as it’s already passed). So in other words if you go today, you could choose any ONE of days 1 through 7. So if you like my scarf you can wear your FREE Prism group tag today and choose day 2 to pick it up! It’s rigged mesh, so it will fit and flow with your body!

One more thing to top it off!

Don’t forget about the Alice Project Advent Calendar! Every day a FREE to all gift hair is being set out, but if you are a member of the VIP group (it is 750 to join) you also get an additional gift. 750 seems steep until you realize you’ll be getting an extra 24 hairs and since Alice Project does these gift projects rather frequently, stay in the group and you’ll be set for the next time they hand out extra gifts to VIP members (which seems to be pretty often in my experience).

I’m wearing Jenn from a couple of days ago. Unlike the daily FREE gifts, the VIP gifts are available to VIP members throughout the advent season, so if you miss a day, you can still pick it up later, as long as you get there by the 24th.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier (featured at Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Alice Project – Jenn (Free Advent VIP Group Gift/0L/750L to Join Group)
Lipstick – Avenge – Mat Lipstick applier for Catwa – red
Scarf – Prism Designs – Woven Scarv by Jezzixa – (Free Advent Day 2, Group Required, Free to Join Group)
Shirt – House of Ruby – Holiday Unisex T-shirt (Free for The Advent Calendar Hunt)
Jeans – Maitreya – Mesh Flare Jeans
Shoes – Pure Poison – Abby Ankle Boots

Sim Location – Rosemoor

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The Librarian

Wilson's Designs POE Wood Works POE & Pose

Who can get your attention
With a booming voice?
Or quiet the room
With a soft shush?
The Librarian

Who can find that particular book?
You know…
The one with that guy…
Doing that thing…
With the yellow cover?
The Librarian

Who can solve your technology issues
By saying…
Have you tried…
Turning it off
And on again?
The Librarian

Who would much rather
Be left alone
To read the books
He will never have the time
To read.
The Librarian

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Carson is wearing…

Wilson’s Designs – Mesh Black Suit w/ Christmas accents  – Peace on Earth Hunt 9 FREE $0L

Body – ADAM  –  Male Mesh Body

Hair – Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Holiday Accessories – Wood Works – Faith, Hope and Joy Snow Globes – Peace on Earth Hunt 9 FREE $0L

Poses/Furnishings  –  Wood Works – Library Bookcase  $100L

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Casual Decorating

Casual Decorating Furniture final

Guess who’s back. Back again.

Hey, wonderful readers! I’ve been gone for a while thanks to being busy and sick in real life (yuck). Now that I’m feeling better, though, I can’t wait to show you some of the fabulous deals I’ve dug up. There are a lot of events this December (advents and hunts and gacha fairs oh my!) but I’d like to take a moment to highlight two FabFree Group Gifts today. As always the listing can be found {HERE} and to join this free group simply copy and paste the following link into local chat in your Second Life viewer, secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about  and click the link when it appears in local chat.

If you’re wondering, yes that is my fireplace.

We’ve been spoiled for choice when it comes to clothing items but did you know that there are some top notch furniture designers offering quality gifts for FabFree group members too? It’s most certainly a boon for those, like me, who love to play around with the look of their apartment and these gifts above have certainly added a bit more festive cheer to my Second Life. First up is the newest FabFree group gift from Lil Tease Creations.  I’ve always loved decorations that come with a little bit of a twist and since I can’t seem to let go of Halloween just yet these Christmas Stockings from Lil Tease Creations with its spoopy (thanks for teaching me this word Love!) and cute designs on the front were simply perfect for my fireplace. In the pack, you’ll get seven (spider design not shown) mesh socks that are one land impact each. The permissions are set to copy so you can duplicate as many as you want of these darling little socks for your residence. After you’ve grabbed your gift, take a look around Lil Tease Creations, I slapped two, no group needed, Midnight Mania boards while I was there.

Next up is the Sugar Candy Wreath by [CIRCA] Living. I’ve been eyeing this gift for a while but since my apartment has no doors there was really nowhere to put it when Halloween rolled around. It was just lucky then that the wreath with its adorable cartoon designs went beautifully with the Christmas Stockings. I enjoy the seasonal orange of the wreath too as it was a good call back to, my favorite season, Autumn. The Sugar Candy Wreath stands at five land impact and permissions are set to copy as well so you can duplicate as many of these beautiful wreaths as you want! Both of these gifts are free so wear your FabFree tag proudly, snap up these gifts and get to decorating!

If that decorating bug has bit you hard…

Here are some more blog posts on other furniture items that are available for free with your FabFree group tag:

Casual Decorating Final

What to wear while decorating.

Seeing as I’ve been in a bit of a knitwear kick recently, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m bringing the Gaa Dress by !cream Spaghetti Hair (gosh what an awesome store name) to your attention today. Not only does this quaint little store have no group required Lucky Boards for you to stalk, it also has a wide range of cheapies in store for visitors. This pretty, sleeveless number costs only 5L and is a steal as you will be getting the dress in not one but two (blue and pink) different colors. What’s more, both versions of the dress is available in one standard mesh size as well as sizes for Slink Hourglass, Slink Physique, and Maitreya. There is also a good alpha layer included in the package so if you’re still using the standard mesh size that will certainly help with the fitting.

For this picture I’ve paired the Gaa Dress with another great deal from !cream Spaghetti Hair, which is the Love Pink Tights that you can purchase for 15L. These tights come in pants, socks and tattoo layer for those of us using classic avatar bodies as well as Huds for owners of Maitreya or Slink mesh bodies. There are five different designs to choose from in the pack and I went with this playfully pink and blue diamond design which kinda reminds me of fun carnivals. Hmm…maybe it’s not too late to do that snowed in version of Harley Quinn I had in mind…

Have you been stalking the advents?

I have and to make your job easier, FabFree has an advent listing for you {HERE}. One of the advent boards that I’ve been stalking is the one at Alli&Ali Designs and Day 4 yielded the Carrie hairstyle in Cinnamon. It’s always great finding new stores and I’m really glad to have discovered this hairstore during my first ever Advent run in Second Life. As I understand it, the Advent Board gives out individual presents so there might still be a chance for you to receive the Carrie hair during this advent season. If not the Alli&Ali Designs advent is totally free and there’s still plenty of chances for you to pick up some new hairstyle to suit your taste and style!

Casual Decorating Headshot final

Speaking of Advents

One of the ones I’m waiting for with baited breath is the 12 Days of Christmas Advent that’s starting at AlterEgo on the 14th of this month. This advent is open to group members so I highly recommend joining the Toxxic Designs Studios group now while it’s free as a membership fee will be in effect after the 13th. When you’re in the group and waiting for the advent to start, go ahead and grab Victoria, the new AlterEgo group gift. This gorgeous skin comes in two tones (rose and sunkissed) and you’ll be getting three classic skin with eyebrows/no eyebrows options, five brow shapes, eyelash alpha, physics and two shapes. There is also an applier hud included that works for Soul Uni, Slink, Belleza, Maitreya and Omega mesh bodies and parts. AlterEgo is fast becoming one of my favorite skin places because of it’s well-defined skin and unique faces as well as it’s frequent and generous group gifts. Oh, and if you know someone who’s under 30 Days old in Second Life, bring them over to AlterEgo as there are gifts specifically aimed for newbies too!

And that’s a wrap for today! Happy decorating and adventing!

 

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The Stuff…

Lil Tease Creations Christmas Stockings (0L/FabFree Group Gift/No join fee required)
[CIRCA] Living Sugar Candy Wreath (0L/FabFree Group Gift/No join fee required)

On Sheidey…

Skin- AlterEgo Victoria (0L/Group Gift/No join fee required)
Hair – Alli&Ali Carrie (0L/Day 4 Advent gift/No join fee required)
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Dress – !cream Spaghetti Hair Gaa Dress (5L)
Tights –!cream Spaghetti Hair Love Pink Tights (15L)
Feet –Slink High

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private location

-Screams-


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Snow Day

B&T POE9

 

REALLY? This couldn’t have happened during the work week?

Today was the first snow of the year and it HAD to happen on the weekend. Just my luck! I decided to make snowmen out of lemonade snow. I put on the Gray Desert Sweater and Cargo Pants I happened to find at B&T Mesh Studio while making my way through the Peace on Earth Hunt. As always all the gifts on this hunt are FREE.

Balancing Act

One of Carson’s little helpers tipped me off about a great gift on the KittyCatS Advent Board. December 3rd’s gift is a pair of blue and gray SL Balance Shoes made by Hoorenbeek. Have no fear that December 3rd has passed. The gift is still available as are all the gifts revealed so far. The advent board is FREE, no group to join.

I’ll Make You a Snow Man an an an an ….

Also found on the Peace on Earth Hunt was this FREE Peace on Earth Winter Scene from PixelArt Pose Props.  This prop comes with several animations for the swing and building a snowman. Here’s to hoping the next snow will score me a day off of work.

PixelArt Pose Props Winter Scene

 

 

Carson is wearing …

Outfit – B&T Mesh Studio – Gray Desert Sweater and Cargo Pants  – Peace on Earth Hunt 9 FREE $0L

Shoes –  Hoorenbeek SL Balance Shoes – @ KittyCatS Advent Board FREE $0L

Skin – Belleza – Shawn N/A (circa 2010)

Hair – Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Poses – PixelArt Pose Props – Peace on Earth Winter Scene –  Peace on Earth Hunt 9 FREE $0L

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And Pajamas Too!

Pajamas

This one’s a quickie!

Advent Calendars are well on there way, so this one’s a quickie to get you started on 24 days of hair! Alice project has out their advent calendar again this year. You can pick up a FREE to all hair each day in natural colors with stripes in it. The free to all gift includes a hud that will give you “holiday” stripes of red and green or “frosty” stripes of blue. You can pick up the gift each day for FREE. If you miss a day, don’t fret, you can pick up previous days for just 50L each.

If you are an Alice Project Group VIP member (membership is 750L) you get an additional gift. This gift is the same hair but has a silver or gold (your choice) set of streaks in it. These can be picked up any day during the advent season.

The hair pictured above is called Amarys and will be out for a few more hours before a fresh FREE hair is set out. Be sure to pick it up!

And Pajamas too!

I stopped by Graffitiwear because every girl needs holiday pajamas! I picked these up as the free group gift. The group is just 5 little linden to join and this gift includes sizes for:

  • Classic mesh avatars XXS – L
  • TMP
  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Physique and Hourglass
  • Belleza – Isis, Freya, and Venus

Now I’m all set for a holiday morning under the tree! And you will be too with your new goodies!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier (featured at Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Alice Project – Amarys – Frosted Stripes (Free for the Advent Calendar till later today – 50L after)
Pajamas – Graffitiwear – 2016 Joy Jammies (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 5L to Join)

Sim Location – Sugartown

Astrids Signature


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Cynful Cereal Killer

Cereal KillerHello There Fab Free’rs, thanks for stopping by! Before I get started with today’s post, I wanted to say sorry for the mix-up in my last post, it was an honest mistake when I misquoted the group join fee. Thank you to those who politely mentioned it to me. That said, I have more group gifts to share, and both groups are FREE to join. I even double checked to make sure! First up is a group gift from Anxiety.

Anxiety Group Gift Choker 

The most recent group gift available at a little shop called Anxiety is this choker/collar that reads “Cereal Killer”. This instantly made me giggle because it’s my favorite play on words. The collar is simple yet fun, and can be manually resized. There are no scripts. To get this gift, join the FREE to join Anxiety group, and click the gift vendor while wearing your group tag. Also, please be aware that the join fee is only FREE for a limited time.

Cereal Killer 1

Cynful Clothing & Co. Group Gift Maxi Dress

Next up, this gorgeous maxi dress is the December group gift at Cynful Clothing & Co. I wouldn’t normally describe a maxi style dress as sexy, but this one is a head-turner! The Cynful Clothing & Co. group is FREE to join, just wear your group tag and click the group gift vendor to get this lovely gift. The dress comes in a strapless version as well as the spaghetti strap version pictured. Additionally there are specific sizes to fit Belleza bodies, Maitreya Lara, and both Slink bodies. To sweeten the gift even more, there is a color change hud that lets you change the color of the dress, the chevron stripes and glitter, the back straps, front straps, and the rings that connect the straps. There are 3 color options for the dress, and 4 variations of each color. You won’t want to miss out on this dress!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

HairRunaway – [RA] Waterfall Hair – Essential – Past Hairology Gift *Originally Blogged Here

Head – CATWA HEAD Helena

Skin – Essences – Digby

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

LipstickSlackGirl – ::SG:: XuXuGlitz Lips fr CATWA Mesh Head

Choker – anxiety %cereal collar – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Dress – [Cynful] Maxi Dress – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Tattoo – Letis Tattoo :: Akantha :: MM16007 ::

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by WetCat

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Too Much Red in the Champagne Room

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As I was following the holiday cheer on the Peace on Earth Hunt 9, I came across a wonderful Christmas Outfit for the gents.  The FREE hunt gift at Prism for Men is this beautiful and comfy mesh red high neck sweater and pants set. The outfit comes in the standard sizes XS-XL with alphas included. The shoes are from the Owen Outfit I showed earlier from ALTER, which is also a FREE hunt gift on the Peace on Earth Hunt 9.

Carson is wearing …

Outfit – Prism for Men  – Christmas Outfit for Peace on Earth Hunt 9 FREE 0L$

Shoes – ALTER – from Owen Outfit Peace on Earth Hunt 9 Free $0L

Skin – Belleza –  Shawn N/A (circa 2010)

Hair – Lelutka – Seth  N/A (circa 2010)

Sim:  Top Secret Undisclosed Location

 

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ALTER Ego

ALTER - Owen Outfit POE9

I’m POE this Christmas…

I’m at home unpacking more of the gifts from the Peace on Earth Hunt 9 and came across this complete outfit from ALTER. The FREE Owen Outfit comes with a shirt, slacks and dress shoes.  It also comes in sizes to fit the following bodies:

  • Standard Mesh
  • Aesthetic
  • Adam
  • TMP
  • Slink

The Peace on Earth Hunt 9 runs through the end of the month. Now it’s time for me to clean out the old and hang up the new.

Carson is wearing…

Outfit – ALTER – Owen OUTFIT  Peace on Earth Hunt 9   Free $0L

Body – ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Hair – Lelutka – Seth  N/A (circa 2010)

Sim:  Top Secret Undisclosed Location

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Remembering Pool Halls

Pool Shark

It’s been a while.

It’s been a while since I played pool. I miss those days. There isn’t a pool hall in my little town, and I’d have to drive a long distance to find one now. The atmosphere has changed as well. Pool tables are something you find only in bars where I live. When I was in college you could go to pool halls just to play pool, and they were places that were fairly neutral and welcome to all sorts of people.

I found Warehouse 999 and it made me remember a bit of the old days of pool halls. It’s a club that caters to both military (and non military) music lovers, with a pool table in the background. There’s a lot of quaint memorabilia up and if you like the blues, stop by for a listen.

Grabbing the right outfit.

FA Creations has out a great free December group gift… this Yuki outfit. The jacket includes a texture change hud with 6 possible choices and the outfit is made for both standard or mesh bodies. You’ll get the pants as well as the top and jacket as separates.

In the gift you’ll get sizes to fit:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS – XL
  • Fitmesh Sizes XS – XL
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Belleza

Top it off.

I needed a finishing touch and found just what I was looking for in the Women Only Hunt 2. I picked up this free mesh rigged metal choker in gold at Secrets. This choker is pretty special in that it doesn’t clip. The mesh rigging lets it move with your neck so there is no issue of it cutting out the side of your neck with your avatar’s ao. I really like that. Plus its really stylish. Perfect for playing pool.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier (featured at Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Cassidy
Lipstick – Avenge – Mat Lipstick applier for Catwa – pinky
Necklace – Secrets – Metal Choker for WOH2 (0L for Women Only Hunt 2)
Dress – FA Creations – Yuki Outfit with Texture Change Hud (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Warehouse 999

Astrids Signature


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Couch Voguing

Brocade Tiger POE9

Curling Up on the Couch

I have to admit, this is my favorite time of the year. The first nip in the air and it’s time to bring out your favorite fuzzy and warm pullovers. Add some new ones to your wardrobe with these finds. The Gift Sweater from Brocade Tiger can be found for FREE on the Peace on Earth Hunt 9. This design will easily get you in the holiday spirit. I paired it with the Rustler Jeans I got as the FREE group gift from FEARSOM. The group is also FREE to join.

Voguing IT!

I stopped by the Vogue Fair and found two more items to show you. The Diego Jacket created by The Orchid Store as the group gift for the Vogue Fair Group. Both the joiner and the gift are at the entrance to the fair and are both FREE! As I toured the fair I found a pair of Navy Classic Slip Ons at the IT’s Gau booth for just $1L. The Vogue Fair runs through December 7th. So make sure you get there before it’s gone. 

Fearsum Jeans - Vogue Fair Sweater GG

Carson is Wearing…

Brocade Tiger –  Gift Sweater Peace on Earth Hunt 9 FREE $0L

FEARSOM –  Rustler Jeans – Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join 

Orchid Store – Diego Jacket for  Vogue Fair –  Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join

It’s Gau – Classic Slip Ons Navy at  Vogue Fair  $1L

Skin – Belleza –  Shawn N/A (circa 2010)

Hair – Lelutka – Seth  N/A (circa 2010)

SIM: Tranquil – Winter Wonderland for All

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