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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

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A cozy living room

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Just a quickie!

If you’re in need of good furniture and a sofa with lots of sits, animations, and good cuddle poses… I found you a treat! Stop by Kitty Creations and pick up the Third Life Group gift they have available to you. The entire living room set comes together as the gift and is only 19 prim total. It’s on the second floor with all the other discount and gift items.

Happy Shopping!

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The stuff…

Living Room Set – Kitty Creations – Summer Romance Cuddles, complete set (Free Third Life Group Gift/Group is 10L to Join)

Sim Location – Private

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Bath Time!

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It’s bathtime! And all I have to do is slip out of my new dress and take some time to relax. But first I have to tell you where I got my new attire (it was completely free) and as well as where my bath set came from! You’ll have to hurry on the bath set, as it is a Hello Tuesday event special!

The Dress

Pick up my pretty in pink Emma dress as a free group gift from ViSion. The group is free to join, making this dress free as well. It has a hud to change the color of the zipper on the back to three different metal choices, as well as you can change the color of the trim on the dress to many different colors as well for lots of versatility. The dress comes in several mesh body sizes including:

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

Hello Tuesday!

I stopped by the Hello Tuesday event to look around and came across the stall for Black Jack. Inside they had a variety of gachas and I fell in love with the quaint little bathroom set.

I picked up the entire set (though not quite every piece is shown in my picture… I didn’t manage to get the sink, wall mirror, or toilet into the shot). At only 50L per spin, this set is a nice addition to your home, and the bathtub includes a nice bathing animation! It is extremely low prim, with each piece coming in at only 1 to 3 prims each! You might just want the entire set for your home.

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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 – Marnie
Dress – ViSion – Dress Emma (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

And stuff…

Bathtub – Black Jack – The Bathroom Gacha (50L per spin @ Hello Tuesday)
Towel rack – Black Jack – The Bathroom Gacha (50L per spin @ Hello Tuesday)
Towel Cabinet – Black Jack – The Bathroom Gacha (50L per spin @ Hello Tuesday)
Clothes Hamper – Black Jack – The Bathroom Gacha (50L per spin @ Hello Tuesday)
Bathroom Table – Black Jack – The Bathroom Gacha (50L per spin @ Hello Tuesday)
Standing Mirror – Black Jack – The Bathroom Gacha (50L per spin @ Hello Tuesday)
Bathroom Tray – Black Jack – The Bathroom Gacha (50L per spin @ Hello Tuesday)

Sim Location – Private Location

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Top Shelf

Lounging

Something worth celebrating.

Paisley Daisy has a beautiful January group gift out for the ladies… a purple celebration suit! And I couldn’t pass it up. This one piece dress suit in all the standard sizes (with an excellent alpha layer if you’re still using your system body) is pure magic. It is highly detailed and the texture is amazing, with a shimmer and glimmer that is simply unique and beautiful. The Paisley Daisy group fee is 100L, but you’ll get amazing monthly group gifts just like this one to add to your wardrobe, making it well worth the Linden in my opinion.

What’s on the shelf?

I decided to do a little decorating this morning and was pleased to make away with a free shelf from Cwtch! They have out their Calon Lan Shelf & Decor (it’s all one piece) free for FabFree group members. Just wear your FabFree group tag and pick up this lovely gift.

The shelf is only 4 prim total and includes everything you see in the picture. My head is hiding the two of the lovely picture frames (there are 3 total) that allow you to add your own textures/pictures to them just by dragging and dropping pictures from your inventory to the frame. It was easy peasy! This lovely shelf will be a welcome (free) addition to your home!

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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 – Cassidy
Suit – Paisley Daisy – Alexandria Purple Celebration Suit (Free group gift/0L/Group is 100L to Join)

The Stuff…

Chair – :CP: – Cherie Lounge Chair Rainbow Stag PG Version (December 2016 Advent Gift)
Shelf – Cwtch – Calon Lan Shelf & Decor (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Private Location

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Sitting Pretty

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Hunting for Frosting.

I made a couple stops along the trail of the Frosting Hunt and found a couple of gems to share with you. My first stop was Prism, where I picked up my outfit. It includes this excellent pair of suede pants and the lovely off the shoulder pink sweater. Each piece is separate and comes in all the standard mesh sizes with a good alpha layer. For just 1L and a little hunting time to find the snowflake, this gem of an outfit can be yours.

Sitting pretty.

I also stopped by Kitty Creations because I was in need of a furniture pick-me-up. The Frosting Hunt prize there is this lovely braided rug as well as this nicely patterned black ottoman which includes quite a few very nice unisex sits. The rug is copiable, but the ottoman is no copy. However for only 1L, if you want more than one of this gorgeous ottoman, it won’t break the bank to hunt down the snowflake and buy more than one copy of this Frosting Hunt prize at Kitty Creations.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Essena
Lipstick – Avenge – Mat Lipstick applier for Catwa – pinky
Outfit – Prism – Janessa by Journey (1L for the Frosting Hunt)
Shoes – E-Clipse – Oxford Brown Common Shoes

The Stuff…

Ottoman & Rug – Kitty Creations – Sadie Dubratt – Casual Ottoman & Multi-colored Braided Rug (1L for the Frosting Hunt)

Sim Location – Private

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Free Furniture for the Holidays?

Free Furniture for the Holidays?

If you’re in the market for new FREE furniture, I may have found your next Advent stop!

If you stop by the KittyCats Calendar and click day 9, you can get your hands on this gorgeous sofa and chair by Dekute Dekore for Free! Each piece is just 1 prim (unless you use the “sit fix” sofa which is 2 prim and made for instances in which you can’t get the 1 prim sofa to work).

Add these to your inventory for classic, retro furniture goodness today!

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The Stuff…

Screens – Dysfunctionality – Cloth Dividers
Coffee & End Table, Books & Candle, Rug – Jian – Demilune Living Room Set

Sofa & Chair – Dekute Dekore – Sofa & Accent Chair (Free/Day 9 on the KittyCats Advent Calendar)

Sim – Private Location

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t pinch me, I’m wearing green… thanks to some fabulous finds courtesy of the Cart Wash Sale and a fun group gift! Don’t worry, I’ll show you where to find the goods too!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

My fun shamrock inspired smock is sexy but also practical… and it’s only 10L! It comes in all the standard mesh sizes as well as fitmesh and you can pick it up at the cart wash from Ayva’s Attic. Don’t worry! There were several gorgeous styles that were for after the green day as well, including a daisy print dress I fell in love with. You should totally check this cart out, even if you’re not into green!

And my Brolly! OH it stole my heart! But HURRY! I think it is a TODAY ONLY giftie from JINX Fantasy store! So don’t delay! Get there ASAP and pick up this gorgeous giftie! It is FREE with your Group membership (which is only 5 tiny Linden to join). When you don your group tag and pick up the Jiggly Paddy Brolly, you will find two different Brolly’s in the Umbrella box… one will work with your AO and is just holdable to keep off the rain (or sun). The other… is jiggly! Just turn off your AO and your avi will do a jig which is absolutely fun as can be! You’ll just have to see for yourself. I’m not giving away the surprise!

Are you loving my rooftop furniture? These too can be yours if you stop by the Cart Wash Sale! I picked these up to add a bit of flair to my rooftop and really love them. Both are 10L offerings from Wood Works. The Grape Leaf Bench comes with an assortment of both male and female poses and offers props to go with them as well, such as drinks, books to read, and flowers to hold, and you get the bonus plant to the side as well. The bench is a mere 5 prims and the plant is only 2 prims, making these both really nicely prim conscious and you get both in the same box for you 10L!

I also am showing you Wood Works Shamrock Cushion, which is only 2 prims and 10L at the Cart Wash Sale. I love the casual sits it offers and it would be great for tossing out if you’re having friends over.

That’s it for now… enjoy the green day!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Wink (50L @ the Arcade Gacha)
Dress – Ayva’s Attic – Celia Crisscross Dress in Green (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)
Umbrella – Jinx – Jiggly Paddy Brolly (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is 5L to Join)
Shoes – NX – Nardcotix – Odette Ballerina Flats Emerald for Slink Flat Feet

Stuff…

Bench & Plant – Wood Works – Grape leaf bench with Orange/gold vase (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)
Cushion – Wood Works – Shamrock Cushion (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)

Pose by Belle Epoque

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Two Moons and Spitting at the Stars

This week was a twice in a blue moon week! As I have several special gifts to show you, two of which are from “Moons”.

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Your first stop will be at PurpleMoon Creations to pick up this stunning gown. The group is 50L to join but so worth it considering that the gifts (like this gown with its gorgeous detailing around the neck) are stunning and free once you join. This gown also includes glove appliers for Slink Physique and Omega as well, and not only the standard fitted mesh sizes but also a fitted mesh dress too!

My next “Moon” was Moon Hair where I got lucky with the Lucky Letter Boards as my letter came up! My gorgeous hair (called Spit at the Stars) is on the boards there at present in the back room. The Boards require the group which is 100L to join, but again, its a group well worth joining. Not only do you get access to the Lucky Letter boards, but also to many lovely present and past gifts which are setting on the counter in the Main room. Lots of beautiful new hairs for you! This Lucky Letter Board hair was in Naturals 1 and it is snazzy!

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For a look this good I needed some terrific jewelry, which I was able to find over at Lazuri. There are some items out that require the group tag to pick up, but if you look off to the left of those, this Perlline Necklace Set is completely FREE – no group required – and color change too! There is a matching set of earrings too (they are hidden under my hair) and the earrings are just as pretty.

If you get the chance, take time to visit PixelArt Photogardens where I took these pictures. The scenery is stunning!

See you next Sunday!

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Here’s the details!

Skin — [The Skinnery] Judy

Eyes — IKON Immortal Eyes – Coffee

Hair — MOON {Hair}. Spit at the Stars – (0L Lucky Letter Board/Group Required/100L to join the Group)

Hands and Feet — Slink

Body — Maitreya Lara

Gown — PurpleMoon Creations – Hedy Gown in Grey (FREE Group Gift/50L to Join)

Necklace and Earrings — Lazuri Perlline Necklace and Earrings (FREE Group Gift/No Group Required)

Poses by .GlamRus.

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A Dress, Baubles, and Claws – Oh, My!

There are certain requirements when you begin to write a fairy tale. Or so they say. For instance – you must have a damsel in distress, a prince to rescue her, and everyone must live happily ever after.

But… I threw all that out the window and decided that a nifty necklace, a great set of claws for my SLink hands, a sexy purple gown with a terrific tiara and some great landscaping was good enough to make me queen of the forest this Sunday!

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I was wandering the grid this week and happened to accidentally focus my camera into a store I had never seen before and ran across Baubles! by Phe which immediately had me skeedadling inside to scoop up this gorgeous gold and crystal turtle necklace as their current FREE group gift (the group is also FREE to join). I’ve heard that turtles are a symbol for patience and goodness knows I’ve needed it this week! But mainly because I couldn’t wait to show you the goodies I found for you!

If you hop over to Sweet Poison and head to the back room, there is a wall with lower price goodies (across from the wall where the 25L Tuesday and 30L Saturday items are usually showcased). Among these promo items I found this amazing set of Mesperyian’s Claws for only 25L for my SLink hands [gesture style hands required unless you are good at modding!] and they include a color change hud with five great colors! Woot!

Now… where was I to set my tale? Ah yes! All good fairy tales must have a setting, this one included. Don’t worry, wary traveler! It includes a place to rest your head!

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I was thrilled to see the gifties at two of my favorite stores as I did my run around the grid this week, and like any forest Queen who might be in need of a proper place to sleep, Belle Epoque had me in mind with their latest FREE group gift (the group is FREE to join). I am showing you the bed in pink but the gift is a four pack of colors – single beds in Beige, blue, or grey are also included – and each of these lovely pieces are only 4 prim!

Better yet the “box” itself makes a terrific decorative item as well! Look close in the picture above. See my lovely pink potted flowers? Only one prim! And FREE! You guessed it! That’s the “box” that held my beds! I sized one up and it did increase the prims a bit, but the larger one in the picture above is still only 2 prims at the larger size! What a deal!

Still not convinced? Jump on over to The Roawenwood where by wearing your group tag (the group is FREE to join) for just 1L each you can purchase their Springtime Mesh Saplings Tree Set and/or their Summertime Mesh Saplings Tree Set! The Spring saplings are a lovely shade of pink and the summer set is a perfect summer green and each pack contains three different styles of tree(s) all highly detailed and for 7 prims or less!

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So I had my jewelry, my trees and my flowers, my bed for relaxing, and all I really needed was a killer dress. A visit to Luas solved that. Their latest FREE group gift (the group is as always FREE to join) – this Shae Dress in purple – even came with lovely draping, sandals, additional jewelry, and a gorgeous tiara.

I think I’ll pass on the prince. I heard somewhere that in fairy tales they make you kiss frogs to find those…

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Here’s how to write your own fairy tale…

Skin — Glam Affair Eles in Jamaica

Eyes — Pulse Mesh Eyes, Femke in Raven

Hair — Truth Hair – Ami @ ~uber~

Hands and Feet — Slink

Body — Maitreya Lara

Claws — Sweet Poison Mesperyian’s Claws for SLink [positioned for Gesture] hands with color change hud with 5 color choices (25L in Store)

Dress — Luas Shae Dress in Purple (FREE Group Gift/0L to Join)

Necklace — Baubles! by Phe Turtle Necklace (FREE Group Gift/0L to Join)

Bed — Belle Epoque Single Bed – 4 color pack (FREE Group Gift/0L to Join)

Potted Pink Flowers — Belle Epoque (0L/use the “box” the Bed came in!)

Trees — Roawenwood Springtime Mesh Saplings Tree Set AND Roawenwood Summertime Mesh Saplings Tree Set (1L each/Group Gift/0L to Join the Group)

Poses by Eternal Dream

Signature use 320 size


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Heat Wave Event – Lok’s Low Prim Furniture

More blogging from the Heat Wave Event! One of the things I love to see is a great Designer for home décor… like, say,  Lok’s Low Prime Furniture have a sale… such as the Heat Wave Cart Sale at the Wash… right when I have a new SL home to fill up with new furniture!

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This could be your new living room! The ‘Berry Sweet Sofa’ here is really the star. The fabric of both the cushions and the throw pillows are customizable with ten color choices. The rug is also has ten color changes and the curtains come in five colors. Plus, the curtains (which I’m using three sets of for this picture) will open and close at a touch. The little fish tank comes with a finny friend who even swims back and forth. The trio of potted plants is resizable to fit into your space perfectly too. The bucket of hydrangeas is Lok’s 50L item and that’s a steal!

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The Heat is on at the Heat Wave Event until June 10th, so don’t miss out!

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Potted plant + Rug + Sofas + Curtains + Fish Tank – Lok’s Low Prim Furniture – (10L at the Heat Wave Event at The Wash)

Hyacinths in Wooden Planter  – Lok’s Low Prim Furniture – (50L at the Heat Wave Event at The Wash)

Trunk – Lok’s Low Prim Furniture Main Store(Free/0L/ no group needed)