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Sunday Morning Paper

Zed

Kickstart my heart…

I totally planned a blog-free weekend to recharge the creative juices and to put a little balance back into my RL (the dog was starting to get annoyed). As I was doing all the domestic chores that I’ve neglected, my mind was coming up with ideas for new posts… no, no, no… shut your brain off… As I was playing ” Identify what food this USED to be” while cleaning out the refrigerator, I had another post idea (to be fair, it was for the MadPea Food Fair), but I’m on a short holiday, right? RIGHT?

Ahem….

Today I’d like to show you this great FREE find that can be found on the Loving Kind Hunt 2 from Zed Designz. The Milan Blue Leather Jacket w/ TurtleNeck is a beautiful mesh jacket that comes with a texture changing HUD for the turtleneck to give you several color choices to pick from. It also comes in sizes S-L and fitted small and large sizes.

And now I return to my Sunday crossword and my cup of coffee… Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: Zed Designz – MESH Milan Blue Leather Jacket w/ TurtleNeck (FREE gift – Loving Kind Hunt 2)
Pants: A&D Clothing – James Jeans
Shoes: A&D Clothing– Innsbruck Shoes
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Sim: Private

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FabFree’s February 2017 “Love” Photo Challenge Ends in 3 Days!

February FabFree Photo Challenge

Just 3 Days Left!

The 2017 “Love” FabFree Photo Challenge ends February 28th, so there are just three days left to get in your pictures… but there is still time for you to get your contest entries in!

Get Involved!

We already have some amazing photos in the contest. Why not take a look at the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool at some of the great entries so far?!

Then charge up your cameras and head out into the hearts, dancing, roses, or… whatever says “Love” (or “Love Stinks?”) to you and get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between December 1st and December 31st. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

Don’t Forget the Prizes!

This round of the photo challenge is being hosted by Carrie Snowpaw of Snowpaws Store who is generously providing the prizes! Be sure to support the creator this month and check out the store! If you win, you’ll get be getting one of two very generous prizes!

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Prize for the winner: $3,000L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from Snowpaws

Prize for the runner up: $1,500L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from Snowpaws

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Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date.
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On March 1st, (or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

Rules:
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Your photo must have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title.

3. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
4. You may enter as many times as you like.
5. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

Good Luck!

 


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FabFree Designer Friday – 02/24/2017 – Ecko

Ecko Storefront
Good Evening Fab Free’rs! Thanks for coming by. This week’s edition of Fab Free Designer Friday features a shop called Ecko. I was a little surprised that Ecko is such a new shop in Second Life. The clothing at Ecko has a cute casual style that would appeal to almost anyone. Ecko sells mainly women’s mesh and applier clothing. You’ll also find some fun accessories. At the landing point just outside the entrance you’ll be greeted by a few shop pets, and the subscriber kiosk. You’ll want to be sure to join the subscriber to keep up-to-date on all things Ecko, also subscriber members have access to 2 FREE gifts inside the store.
Ecko Info
Just inside the entrance, there’s a kiosk with a weekly special purchase for just 50 lindens. It also appears there are a limited number of this special purchase. Once inside if you browse your way to the right side of the shop you’ll find 2 FREE gifts for subscribers. Since you joined the Ecko subscriber on the way in, just click the vendors and your FREE gifts will be delivered to you. The right side of the shop is also where you’ll find the “wall of information” as I have come to call similar spots in other shops. Here you’ll find all the information about store affiliations and current/upcoming events and hunts. This is also where you’ll find Ecko’s exclusive Fab Free group gift. This cute little dress was previously shown on the Fab Free blog by Kathryn. Make sure to wear your Fab Free group tag to pick up this FREE gift.  There are also a few other group gifts. Take a moment to stop by  Ecko and do a little shopping, perhaps a little hunting, and a little freebie grabbing!


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Collector’s Box

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The Collector strikes…

With the precision of a trained assassin, he strikes….
I forgot I had this sitting in my To-Do folder and wanted to get it out before I forgot about it while taking a weekend break. check out the CREATORS COLLECTION BOX for several free gifts at the vendor booths. I scored big at the Gabriel booth picking up the Stripe Rap Hoodie and the Twin Body Bag, both FREE gifts for just stopping by. I also picked up the FREE tattoo gift from the Universal Designs booth. The OneLifeOneDestiny Tattoo comes with the following appliers:

  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Omega
  • Signature
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Standard Tattoo Layer

Enjoy your weekend be it SL or RL!

Carson is wearing…

Top: Gabriel – Stripe Rap Hoodie (FREE Gift @ CREATORS COLLECTION BOX)
Accessory:Gabriel – Twin Body Bag (FREE Gift @ CREATORS COLLECTION BOX)
Tatoo: *Universal Design* – OneLifeOneDestiny (FREE Gift @ CREATORS COLLECTION BOX)

Pants: Gabriel – Boots-in Color Denim Pants $190 Featured @ CREATORS COLLECTION BOX
Shoes: Gabriel – Strap Boots $190 Featured @ CREATORS COLLECTION BOX

Accessory: A&D Clothing – Top Gun Retro Glasses (FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: Embody

Sim: Warehouse District

CarsonCaibentag


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Someone to Watch Over Me

Brooding

Tired and taking a rest…

I’ve been very busy the past week, that I’m just exhausted. So I’m slowing down and taking a little rest. Today’s look comes from HORR Menswear. The Tac-One Sweater is one of the great gifts that can be found for FREE on the Loving Kind Hunt 2. The sweater comes in Sizes XS_XL and for the following body types:

  • ADAM
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • Slink
  • TMP

My little friend comes by way of  Pop Art. The Milk Shake Cat is a FREE group gift to members and the group is free to join. My pose, Watching You from ENIIPose is a couples pose (/me looks around) but was cute enough to do as a single. I picked this up in-store for just $25L. I’ll see you after a nice long rest. 🙂

Carson is wearing…

Sweater: HORR Menswear – Tac-One Sweater (FREE Loving Kind Hunt 2)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Pet: Pop Art: Milk Shake Cat (FREE Group Gift $0L/ $0L to join)

Pose: ENIIPose – Watching You $25L

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Wildest Dreams

Wildest Dreams

Say you’ll remember me

Have you ever had a song that gets stuck in your head? I’ve had a run in or three with those pesky earworms that make themselves right at home and refuse to leave (i.e The Song That Doesn’t End). Sometimes you’re unlucky and it’s the most inane ditty ever (i.e The Song That Doesn’t End) and other times it’s…Taylor Swift. I’ve had Wildest Dreams bouncing about the ol’ cranium for days now and it’s even inspired this post.

Standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset babe

Thankfully, I have the Fabulously Free in SL group gift list to fall back on and didn’t have to scour the grid in search of the perfect outfit to base this post around.  There’s more than one gorgeous (I wouldn’t just use the word ‘nice’ to describe them) dress on this list and what I’ve got to show you today is called Melania + Kamiri +. I don’t usually wear gowns, on account of not being able to quite pull them off besides, last time I tried someone got eaten, but this stunning number manages to detract from my chronic awkward penguin-ness by having not a few factors going for it. With its figure hugging cut and a slit in the skirt that goes right up to the hip on the left side, the Melania gown is perfect for those dramatic moments in (second) life. The way the material is gathered to the left puts to mind Grecian draped dresses as does its intricate gold trimming. Speaking of, the deep gold tones blend in nicely with the gown’s main shades of turquoise, giving it a stately feel. If I get around to visiting SL ballrooms or role-playing, this dress would certainly be my go to pick.

Sizing details:

  • Five standard mesh sizes (XS-XL)
  • Five Fitmesh sizes (XS-XL)
  • Additional Fitmesh sizes for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink Physique and Hourglass bodies.

Included as well is a great alpha layer to help with the fitting of the dress. FabFree group gifts are as always available at no cost and you don’t have to spend any L to get your tag either. Visit this page {HERE} to get a low down on how to join up if you’re not already in the group.

Wildest Dreams (closer)

Red lips and rosy cheeks, say you’ll see me again

While makeup is great, accessories do play a part in augmenting your entire look. Once again I didn’t have to look very far for jewelry as the most fitting match came in the form of the Beloved Jewelry’s FabFree group gift. The peridot gemstones of this necklace and earrings set melds beautifully with the coloring of the Melania gown and I really like the leaf-like design on both pieces as it links up well to the flowery patterns of the gown’s golden trim. In the gift package, you’ll receive a pair of earrings as well as two versions of the necklace (one with a resizer script and one without). Permissions are set to copy so you’ll be able to make backups before embarking on any modifications. This lovely and finely crafted peridot set is free with your free group tag. If you’d like a closer look at the Peridot set, check out this post {HERE}

Even if it’s just pretend

And that’s a wrap. I have to find my way down the ground level with the sun in my eyes now. Maybe I’ll meet Mr ‘Tall and handsome as hell’ on my way down, or I could lag and face plant my way off this cliff. The latter’s more likely. See you guys later!
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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair– Moon Nameless (0L/Group Gift/100L group joining fee/Blogged by Pru {HERE})
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L/No group tag required)
Earrings and Necklace – Beloved Jewlery Peridot Set (0L/Fabulously Free in SL group gift/No join fee required)
Dress–  + Kamiri + Melania (0L/Fabulously Free in SL group gift/No joining fee required)
Shoes – Reign Melrose Holiday Edition Heels (0L/Past Group Gift (still available)/250L joining fee)
Hands– Slink Casual
Feet– Slink High

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Nouvelles Adventures 

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Wind Surfer

Aesthetic 10

One more for the road…

I’m back in the Aesthetics body for one final look at The Springtime Aesthetics Hunt. My last look is from LeCock. The Springtime Denim Shorts and Tank Top is a cool look for the beach, the house or even out dancing. Be sure to check out the entire list of participating stores on the Springtime Aesthetics Hunt and remember that the hunt runs through the end of March.

And here is a list of all my posts from the Springtime Aesthetics Hunt:

While it has been fun to try a different look, I’m ready to “go back home”.   /me waves goodbye to Aesthetic Carson… It’s been fun!

Aesthetic Carson is wearing…

Outfit: LeCock – Springtime Denim Shorts and Tank Top (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Mesh Body: (NIRAMYTH) – AESTHETIC – Advanced Mesh Body – ENZO 1.8
Hair: *~*Damselfly*~* – Tanner Rigged-Mesh LOMG HAIR

Sim: Muscle Beach
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Nameless Unicorn

Unicorns
Well Hello There, and happy Hump Day Fab Free’rs! We’ve made it half way to the weekend. Speaking of weekends, I am glad to be back from my long weekend away. I always feel like I’ve been gone for ages when I am unable to be online for a few days at a time. That said, I’m eager to share with you all the info about this o-m-g cute dress from Stix and this sloppy girl hairstyle from MOON.

I Know You.

It’s not a secret that I have a love for unicorns. It’s something the creator of Stix, Pixy Snook and I have in common. My girlish side that still loves unicorns, glitter, pink, and rainbows squealed with glee upon seeing this mesh dress in the Stix group notices. As shown above, this simple snug little dress comes with a texture change hud that gives you five equally adorable options. I love them all but if forced to choose, the zombicorn version is my favorite. Don’t ask me why, I don’t have an answer! lol The dress comes in a fitted mesh size for Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique, and Slink Hourglass. How do you get this awesome FREE group gift? Join the Stix (Pixy Stix) group, it’s FREE to join and either check the past notices or head over the Stix main location.

Nameless
If I Were Blind, I’d Know What You Are.

While going through the ton of notices I had from being away over the weekend, I spotted a notice from MOON about a new group gift. More girlish excitement ensued, because gift hair! Yep, I’m easily excited, and not at all ashamed of that fact. Needless to say I ran over to MOON and threw on my group tag. This hairstyle is a group exclusive sultry sloppy pony with lots of long strands. The FREE group gift comes in a fat-pack of color huds, so no matter which color you prefer, or if you like to change things up, you’re covered. The MOON group does have a one time join fee of 100 lindens. I think this “Nameless” hair is worth the fee alone, however you’ll find several other previous group gifts still available as well.

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – Moon. Hair //  – Nameless – FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join 

Skin – Essences – Poppy

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Dress – Stix ~ VDay Dress (FEB 2017) – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by Glamrus & Le Poppycock

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Country Life

Country Life

She said I could rez anything…

After I was allowed to decorate a corner of the house [Here],  it was then decided that my decorating skills would be put to better use outside…     While she was out, I got bored and decided to make the outdoor space a little more “me”. I found the perfect pose prop for the side yard. The Country Life Pose prop by Something New is a FREE group gift to members. This is a group pose, but Chester the goat (yes, there’s a goat wandering the property) ate the other two pose balls before I could gather some friends. The tractor and the sheep are included with this pose (you wouldn’t want Chester). The Something New group is FREE to join.

Late night online shopping…

Another sign of bordom is online shopping. I was told by more than one person I should check out this deal on the Marketplace from Polo Paul (the place my glasses came from, btw). The Alpha Outfit was a steal at just $44L. The Mesh Boots and Mesh Hardcore Jeans both come in sizes XS-XL and the Mesh Leather Jacket w/ Shirt comes in sizes S-L with two fitted sizes as well. I finished off the look by finding the Paper Coffee Cup by Indolent for $10L, also on the Marketplace. When she came home, I did my best model presentation gesture to the tractor and in return received a stern finger point to the man cave…

I need a bigger man cave….

Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Polo Paul – Alpha Outfit ($44L  on the Marketplace)
Accessory: Indolent – Paper Coffee Cup ($10L on the  Marketplace)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: Something New – Country Life (FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)

Sim: Private

 

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Three Stores, Three Looks, Three Lindens

Aesthetic 7

Treasure trail…

While working my way through the Springtime Aesthetics Hunt I found a Treasure Hunt Box full of items (too numerous to show them all) at TRIMMER BAY. So along with some other hunt items, I thought I’d mix and match a few the gifts for some unique looks. I paired the TRIMMER BAY Rib Knit Anderson Blue Sweater and the Stewart Boxers out of the treasure box for a chilly morning, fresh out of bed look.

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Ripped and ready…

I found the Ripped off Tank Top at The Mesh (s)Hit and went back to the treasure box and pulled out the Metallic Sport Shorts another TRIMMER BAY gift. A nice look for working out or to remind you of that favorite shirt you just refuse to throw away…

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Appin muffins…

And the final look of the day is the CODED Stud Muffin Tee and the TRIMMER BAY Tartan Blue Stewart of Appin Boxers. The boxers come with a matching shirt, if you want to be all matchy-match with yourself. All theses gifts are just $1L each on the Spring Aesthetic Hunt.

Aesthetic Carson is wearing…

TRIMMER BAY – Aesthetic Treasure Hunt Box (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Including but not limited to…

  • Shirt: Rib Knit Anderson Blue Sweater
  • Shorts: Stewart Blue Boxers
  • Shorts: Stewart Blue Boxers
  • Shorts: Metallic Sport Shorts
  • Shorts: Tartan Blue Stewart of Appin Boxers

Shirt: The Mesh (s)Hit – Ripped off Tank Top (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Shirt: CODED – Stud Muffin Tee (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Mesh Body: (NIRAMYTH) – AESTHETIC – Advanced Mesh Body – ENZO 1.8
Hair: *~*Damselfly*~* – Tanner Rigged-Mesh LOMG HAIR

Sim: Recouster

CarsonCaibentag