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Stretching It Out

Stretching It Out

Morning Routine…

For roughly three months now, I’ve been getting up every morning and going for a walk/jog. It started small at first, a quarter of a mile, then a half mile, etc. (no Love, I will not do the metric conversions for you). After I started back to work, I have been arriving early and using the on site facilities to continue my morning routine. I am now up to 2.5 miles every day, seven days a week. That’s all before breakfast.

Workout Wear…

For my running gear today I put together from some free and not free items.  I found the Leman Pants at Prism for Men , another L’Homme Magazine group gift. The gift is FREE and the group is FREE to join. The Jeffery Tank from A&D Clothing is not free (199L), but I thought it went well with the pants The tank also comes with a necklace. I won my FREE running shoes, the “Trey” Graffiti Kicks at Rebellion off the Midnight Mania Board. The gifts rotate daily and you don’t need a group tag to touch this board, so check and see what’s on the board today.

Ok, I need to run…seriously I’m stretched and ready to run…. Later!

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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
Pants – Prism for Men – Leman Pants – (L’Homme Group Gift FREE 0L / 0L to join)
Shirt: A&D Clothing – Jeffery Tank (not free / 199L)
Shoes: REBELLION – “Trey” Kicks Graffiti (Lucky Board FREE / 0L)

Pose: Double Take – Push (25L)

Sim: Aloha Beach

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Summer’s Last Sunset

Summer's Last Sunset

A Sad Farewell…

As we say goodbye to summer (Goodbye summer, we will miss you.) and move into fall (Hi fall, how are you?), I reflect back on the summer of ’17. I’m glad it’s past but I am going to miss the warm days, the summer breeze,  and the sun setting later in the evening.

A Gift to be Happy About…

I’ve slipped out of my skin today and into a new FREE Mesh Avatar from ExMachina. If you are wanting to experiment with a mesh avatar or have a newbie friend, this would be a good starter for them. The best part, the group is FREE to join. I’m also wearing a pair of Swimsuit Shorts by !BBN! that is free to members of the Menstuff group. The group has a one time join fee of 50L but there are several gifts on the wall to make the lindens worth it.

♫ Though we gotta say goodbye, to the summer
Baby I promise you this
I’ll send you all my love every day in a letter
Sealed with a kiss  ♫

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Carson is wearing…

Avatar: ExMachina – Free Avatar ( FREE 0L/ 0L to join)
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Swimwear: !BBN! – Swimsuit Shorts @ The Menstuff Lounge (Free / 0L / 50L to join)

Pose: Wrong & the Owl @ The Hipster Men’s Event – Static Male Pose #3/2

Sim: Aloha Beach

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Ice Cream Man

Ice Cream Man

 

♫ I’m your ice cream man, stop me when I’m passin’ by 
Oh my my, I’m your ice cream man, stop me when I’m passin’ by 
See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy ♫

Redecorating with 31 favors…

While I was on “leave”, It seems that Love redecorated the FabFree Info Hub. She added a quaint little ice cream bar on the side of the building. If I wasn’t on a diet (stupid doctors), I’d be eating the ice cream instead of serving it.

Basic Black(berry)…

Today’s outfit is a L’Homme Magazine group gift located at KIB Designs. The L’Homme Pants and Shirt Outfit comes in the standard XS-XL sizes and is a very business or semi-formal look. I’m putting this outfit in my closet rotation.

Wait… fruit flavored ice cream is still fruit, right?

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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: KIB Designs – L’Homme Pants and Shirt (L’Homme Group Gift FREE 0L / 0L to join)
Shoes: A&D Clothing – Boston

Pose: Pose: Double Take – Army of One (25L)

Sim: The Wash

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Weekend Warrior

Weekend Warrior

For Duty and Honor…

Here’s to the men and women that give of themselves one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer to keep us safe. Not only do they have regular jobs, but family as well. They sacrifice much and risk deployment, spending time away from their loved ones. Next time you see a weekend warrior, thank them for for their service and sacrifice.

Loud and Proud…

As I’ve said, I’m catching up on a summer’s worth of gifts. I headed out to Loud Rebel Designs and found the Ramon Outfit as one of the gifts on the wall. This outfit comes with a texture HUD for three looks in one. I chose the camo to match my boots. Group gifts at Loud Rebel Designs are free to members with a one time join fee of 50L.

Deploying Around the Grid…

And speaking of my boots. I was lucky enough to find the hot air balloon hunt item on the Around The Grid in 80 Days 5 Hunt at Firelight Creations & MAN STUFF. The Combat Boots  hunt gift cost just 1L to find and if you are not feeling the hunt, you can purchase the boots for 25L at the hint giver. And ladies, the boots also come in your size too. A great unisex gift. Another gift on the Around The Grid in 80 Days 5 Hunt is the Traveler Transport Vehicle which can be found at Hogs And Carts Wheels. This is a fully derivable vehicle and you can also ride at the machine gun turret if you choose. Again, you can find the hunt item for just 1L or pay the hint giver 25L and save the searching.  This hunt is winding down to it’s final weeks. Don’t let these gifts get away.

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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: Loud Rebel Designs – Ramon Outfit (Free / 0L / 50L to join)
Shoes: Firelight Creations & MAN STUFF – Combat Boots (Around The Grid in 80 Days 5 Hunt 1L / 25L)

Vehicle: Hogs And Carts Wheels – Traveler (Around The Grid in 80 Days 5 Hunt 1L / 25L)

Pose: Wrong & the Owl @ The Hipster Men’s District – Static Male Pose #3/2

Sim: AEB&Wings Tuarua Military Airport

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Hunt down a good book!

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I’m all settled in to read a good book… or two… or three! And thanks to Sway’s I can do it free! It’s like having my own free Second Life library with comfy pillows!

10th Birthday!

It’s Sway’s 10th Birthday! And they are celebrating with a birthday hunt and giving out a free exclusive prize… this gorgeous reading set which includes the pillows and book stack.

Furniture details:

  • Pillows = 2 prims
  • Pillows have 7 poses (including 1 couple pose) and give book props on touch
  • Pillows do not use pose balls
  • Pillows have 6 texture options for different color schemes
  • Book stack = 2 prims

How to get your gift:

Teleport to Sway’s and at the landing point you’ll find a little area with all the information. Pick up the gift hud and wear it. It will show ten blank balloon spaces on the hud. You’ll need to hunt down the ten different colored balloons that are hidden all over the sim. There are not any balloons in any skyboxes; they are all on the ground. You must be close to the balloons when you click them for them to “fill” your hud.

Once you have touched all ten balloons and filled your hud, come back to the gift station and click the gift station to redeem your hud and get your free gift! It’s that easy!

Quick tip: I found that the hud covered part of my screen because of its placement. I edited it by moving it to the far top left of my screen to move it out of the way and that made hunting for the balloons much easier!

The hunt ends Oct 15th, 2017.

Getting comfy

Reading books means I needed a comfy outfit for my reading adventure. I stopped by Kamiri to pick up their FabFree group gift offering, which of course is always free. I really like this little one piece outfit which includes both the top and shorts.

Sizes included:

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

Happy reading! I hope you find a new favorite book!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Bad Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Amelia
Necklace – Pixel Box – Steampunk Dreamcatcher Long Necklace (75L @ Pixel Box Design Emporium)
Outfit – Kamiri – Monica Outfit (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

And stuff…

Rug – LISP – Mesh – Faded Summer Rug Pack
Pillows & Books – Sway’s – [Ten] Reading Pillows & Stack of Books (0L Hunt Gift for Sway’s 10th Birthday Hunt)

Sim Location – Private Location

Astrids Signature


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Hello Autumn

Hello Autumn

A Change is in the Air…

I have a love/hate relationship with Autumn. I love the changing colors, the crisp browns, golds and oranges of the season. I also love the smell of camp fires, (hard) apple cider, and the crisp air in the evenings. BUT, I hate that the days are getting shorter, (walking the black pup in the dark is no fun) the sky takes on a grayish hue, and the thought that winter is fast approaching.

Fall ‘Stuff…

I decided to take a taxi over to The Menstuff Lounge. They have remodeled since I last visited and have several new gifts on the wall. I decided on an outfit that was fitting of the season. I picked up the gift by Brocade Tiger, the Carlos Pants and Open Blazer. This set comes in two styles. solid (shown) or patterned. I paired it with the Menstuff gift by Just Imagine. With some adjustment I fit the Un Dos Stress Tank under the jacket for a nice Autumn look. All the gifts at The Menstuff Lounge are FREE to members but there is a one time join fee of 50L.

And if you are in the mood for some fall scenery, check out The Autumn Cafe. I’ll see you by the campfire.

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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 & Pants: Brocade Tiger – Carlos Pants and Open Blazer @ The Menstuff Lounge (Free / 0L / 50L to join)
Shirt: Just Imagine – Un Dos Stress Tank @ The Menstuff Lounge (Free / 0L / 50L to join)
Shoes – From Inventory

Pose: Wrong & the Owl @ The Hipster Men’s District – Static Male Pose #3/1

Sim: The Autumn Cafe

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Fab Free – Designer Friday – 09/15/2017 – Heaven & Hell

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Hello Hello Fab Free’rs! I’m always glad you’re here, especially on Friday (okay, almost Saturday)! I’m sure it goes without saying that this is indeed the Fab Free Designer Friday post for the week. Heaven & Hell is this week’s featured designer. Also you’ll be happy to know that Heaven & Hell has clothing for ladies as well as gentlemen. Along with clothing you’ll also find shoes at Heaven & Hell. The style could best be described as fun and flirty, leaning more toward casual clothing, but with some what I would call “date night” looks.

From the moment you enter the Heaven & Hell main shop, it’s obvious there is a lot to see. Just to the right of the circulation desk you’ll see boards mentioning associated groups and events. This is also where you can find the exclusive Fabulously Free in SL group gift. The gift is FREE to all Fab Free group members, just be sure to wear your tag. If you’re not already a Fab Free group member, there’s a joiner above the gift. The Fab Free group is and always will be FREE to join.
Heaven & Hell Offers
Once you’ve picked up your copy of the FREE Fab Free group gift previously announced by Love here, follow the trails on the floor toward the Heaven & Hell group gifts. The Heaven & Hell group is also FREE to join. You’ll find a vendor of FREE female Heaven & Hell group gifts to the left and a vendor of FREE male group gifts by Heaven & Hell to the right. Keep following the paths and you’ll come to a wall full of Lucky Letter boards, half of which require the Heaven & Hell group tag to participate, and half are open to everyone. There are male and female gifts in the Lucky Letter boards also. In the center of the Lucky Letter boards are a couple of Midnight Mania boards which also have a male and a female prize. Finally, you’ll also want to take note of the various “special offer” vendors positioned throughout the store. Happy shopping Fab Free! Enjoy all these awesome FREEbies!


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Back on Campus

Back on Campus

 

Has it been a month already?

I can hardly believe I’ve been back to work for four weeks now. I’m settling into my new position (a promotion of sorts) and the campus is a flurry of activity. I can finally lean back and breathe a sigh of relief that I’m finding my groove.

Old or new? I’m not sure….

Being out of the blogging game for a few months has left me wondering if gifts are old news or new and fresh. So please bear with me as I find both old and new treasures. I stopped by Gizza Creations and found a L’Homme group gift that I didn’t have. The Malcolm Shirt is FREE to L’Homme members and the group is FREE to join. I then headed over to Resun Fashions as I had a few months of group gifts to collect. I was pleased to find the Mexico Jeans are the September group gift. I was even more pleased to learn that the group which normally costs 100L to join is currently FREE.

Two post from me in a week. WOW! a new record. lol

Catch ya next time….

 

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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: Gizza Creations – Malcolm Shirt (L’Homme Group Gift FREE 0L / 0L to join)
Pants: Resun Fashions – Mexico Jeans (Group Gift FREE 0L / 0L to join)

Pose: Double Take – Slightly Askew  (25L)

Sim: Texas State University – San Marcos

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Queen Bee

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I’ve been out gathering the last blooms before fall really sets in. We’ve had a few warm days and some of the flowers still are blooming. The cold nights will soon be frosting over the last of the buds though.

Late Bloomer

This ruffled romper is perfect for picking late blooms with its pretty lacy textured design and soft color. And you can pick it up free at Ashmoot. It’s their exclusive FabFree gift to all of us! Just don your FabFree group tag and head over to the Ashmoot main-store to pick it up.

Available sizes:

  • Standard sizes XXS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Pose pretty!

My pretty pose is another 12L gift from the TWE12VE event! You can find this gift at the B’Style booth and the pose is called “Angel”. It is great for Second Life photographers! And for only 12L, I couldn’t pass it up!

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Queen Bee

Since I’m picking all these flowers, I have decided that I’m queen bee for the day, as stated by my most excellent tattoo. This was another TWE12VE event gift. I picked this gift up for 12L at the Lush booth. Inside the box was the cute omega applier tattoo pictured above!

A special gift

NSP Florals and [MUSE] sent out their September gift via group notices with a special announcement that their main-store would be temporarily closed due to an SL glitch (it will reopen as soon as possible). In the meantime you can get the current group gift in the notices (but hurry, notices only stay active for two weeks and it’s already been a few days). That’s where I got my beautiful set of 50s swing jewelry that I paired with my outfit.

Note* If you’re not already in the group, copy and paste this: secondlife:///app/group/fc7863f9-aea1-e3d3-9705-b37dd4bcd531/about into local chat and use it to join the group!

Don’t worry, the NSP Florals satellite store is still open and you can go to it to do your regular shopping for now using this teleport by clicking here. And the main-store will be back up soon! In the meantime, pick up the group gift from the notices!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Good Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Bianca
Jewelry – NSP Florals & [MUSE] – 50s Swing Necklace & Earrings (Free Group Gift/Group is 125 to Join) – get the gift from the notices
Tattoo – Lush – Queen Bee Tattoo (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)
Romper – Ashmoot – S/S CoLL _ Ruffle Rompser _ SG/Pea (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes

Pose – B’Style – Pose Angel (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)

Sim Location – The Cyprian Garden (adult Sim)

Astrids Signature


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Resting Witch Face

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Resting Witch Face

Hello hello Fab Free! Don’t worry, I’m not really gloomy. I just have “Resting Witch Face.” I’m sure some of you can relate to this. I’ve often been told I look upset or even angry when I am genuinely not. I just happen to look that way. So when I saw this FREE Subscriber gift tumbler from Astralia, I had to have it. Admittedly the rest of this look is inspired by the travel mug that cheekily reads “Resting Witch Face” with an arrow pointing up. To get your copy simply head over to Astralia and join their subscriber, then click the gift vendor and the cup will be sent to you.

The TRUTH

This hairstyle, much like Pru’s facial expression, is rather witchy if I do say so myself! These cropped curls are the September Group Gift for TRUTH VIP Group members. As with all the group gifts from TRUTH, this one is a fatpack. Additionally it has a stylist hud so you can change up the style of the hair. I went with this little side braid. I think I’ll be wearing it for a while. Currently the TRUTH VIP group is 350 linden to join.

Cubic Cherries

The top and the bindi Pru has on are both recent group gifts at Cubic Cherry. I think there was even another group gift sent out in the group notices today! I know there are several available at the store. Anyway, I digress, this top is really cute if you’re going for a casual goth look. It comes in a single mesh size (which I think is meant for TMP and could easily be unisex), and in 4 color variations, black & white (shown), black & red, white & black, and white & red. The top fits like a slouchy over-sized tee on my shape/body, which I’m totally okay with. The second gift is the triangular Norse bindi. I like bindis in general, but I think this one is very cool because it’s different from a lot of the ones I am used to seeing. This Cubic Cherry gift comes in black (shown), brass, gold, and silver. At this time the Cubic Cherry group is 66 linden to join.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – TRUTH VIP – Athena – FREE Group Gift/Group is 350L to Join 

Skin – Essences – Nyx (Catwa & Omega) – Previously at Somber

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Bindi – [Cubic Cherry] {Norse} bindi – FREE Group Gift/Group is 66L to Join

Brows – Just Magnetized – Perfect Eyebrows – set 02 for OMEGA & CATWA

Eye Makeup/Lipstick – ~Shiny Stuffs~ CATWA Mei Applier set – Currently @anyBody

Tattoos – Letis Tattoo :: Meredith :: MM17002 ::

T0p – [Cubic Cherry] {Eyn} tees (tmp exp.) – FREE Group Gift/Group is 66L to Join 

Tumbler – Astralia – Witch Latte gift! – FREE Subscriber Gift 

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Signature Poses

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