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Support Raindale

Raindale

Well, I’ve finally taken a break from the FabFree anniversary posts, but I imagine it will be a short one. I had to get a word (or many words) in about what is going on at Raindale this month. This is a long one, so grab a tea and come sit.

What’s up?

Raindale released information to their group members earlier this month that there’s going to be a lot of changes happening in their store. Due to unfortunate circumstances and political issues that I will not go into detail about here, the creator has not been able to withdraw funds from their SL account to real life. While the designer was able to make a living off creating products in SL previously, this is no longer possible due to this issue. As a result, Keira Raindale has decided to scale down their store and turn their business into more of a hobby. The store is not closing, but at least half of the products at the store are retiring. Raindale is going to transition their store to focus on creative projects and “fantasy and whimsical items” in the future. The creator described this transition as “more of a fresh start, as it will benefit everyone, with more gifts, affordable products and charity projects”. If you would like more information, you can find a detailed notecard about the store’s transition in the Raindale group notices.

Please try to support this creator in any way you can. There may not be much we can do, but we can show our support and let Raindale know how much we appreciate their beautiful creations. Right now, Raindale has a number of awesome things going on which you can go do to show support for the creator and I’ll walk you through them now.

Retirement Sale

Raindale is having the biggest sale in their history until August 6th. All products are discounted 20% off in the store and retiring items are reduced up to 50% off. In August, the store will close for renovations after the retirement sale is over. This is what Raindale states about the sale in the group notices:

“Over half of the products will be gone soon! The outlet will be gone too – get those old products while you can! Since SL is now just a hobby, I’m getting rid of most of the “modern” and older items, and going to focus on fantasy and whimsical stuff in the future. The store will be closed for renovation in August! Some retired products may return in some shape or form, but it’s not guaranteed! And some unmarked products may be gone too, so get anything you need till the sale is over!”

So stock up while you can, because a lot of these items will be gone for good very soon!

250L Store Credit for Raindale Group Members

You can show Raindale support by joining their group. Group members of the Raindale group will receive 250L store credits until the end of July. The VIP group currently costs 250L to join, but it is so worth the join fee, and you will see why as I show you all the great things you could buy with the store credits and the wonderful gifts they have available at the shop. Raindale group members also receive 15% back from their purchases in store credit.

Get it Before It’s Gone

In the decor scene shown at the top of my post, I am showcasing an amazing house that can be purchased with the 250L store credit at the retirement sale. The beautiful “Gracewoods Teahouse” is the building in the centre. This was previously from the Gracewoods gacha, and it was a “rare” item. The house now costs 160L on the retirement sale for the copy version, leaving you with some additional credit to spend at the store. You can find the teahouse in the Raindale Outlet. The Outlet will be closing when this huge sale is over in August, so this is your last chance to get items like this and anything else in the Outlet. Any items marked with a “Final Sale” tag at the Raindale mainstore are also retiring and may not re-appear ever again. If you want them, now is your time!

Wanderlust Weekend

The pretty water fountain shown in my picture at the top is Raindale‘s current offering for Wanderlust Weekend. You can get 3 colours of this fountain -white, pink and mint- for only 50L on the sale for a limited time. The fountains come with sound on or off versions and the sounds are very relaxing. This has been out for a couple weeks, so grab it while you can at an amazing price!

Raindale Group Gifts

There is also a huge wall of past group gifts out for Raindale group members. I have added some of those group gifts into my teahouse and garden scene, including:

  • The canopy tent with pillows, which you can see next to the house on the grass.
  • The grasses with fairy lights are a group gift. Inside the package, two sets of grasses are included. This was a past hunt prize but it’s now up on the group gift wall.
  • The ladder with lights, which is resting against the side of the house, is another group gift.
  • The room divider inside the teahouse is from a past holiday gift.
  • The table spread with tea cups, cakes, macarons, candles and flowers, which I placed inside the teahouse, are still available for Raindale group members. This entire set comes from the package called “5th Anniversary Gifts”, a past group gift at the store. I thought the tea set matched the teahouse theme perfectly! ☕

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June Group Gift

The June group gift at Raindale for VIP members is an exclusive summer collection available for a limited time, which you can see in my photo below. It’s amazing. The collection includes the octopus pouf, the beach ball, the coconut cocktail, the stool, the torches, the swim ring, and the board. 5 signs, including this “Summer Time” one are included. This set is so cute! This collection will not be available after the gift is gone and it is an exclusive made only for Raindale group members. This gift will be available until the end of July. The creator was so kind that she kept it out an extra month longer.

Raindale

Finally, don’t forget that Raindale is also participating in FabFree at Fifteen the items they have available for the event are absolutely amazing as well. Aline blogged all of those free gifts and promotions earlier this month HERE. Make sure you check out Aline’s post, see all the good deals available, and show your support for the store!

Thanks for reading.

xx
-Caroline

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Furniture & Decor

Tea House & Garden Scene

Teahouse – Raindale Gracewoods Teahouse, from the past Gracewoods gacha- Available @ the Raindale Outlet (160L/ Purchased with 250L Store Credit/Group Costs 250L to Join)
Water Fountain –
Raindale Silversplash Fountain (50L for Wanderlust Weekend)
Tree Archway –
Raindale Nordhall Arch with lights
Chandelier –
Raindale Fallview Chandelier, from the past Fallview Gacha
Room Divider –
Raindale Room Divider – Lights & Branches, from Holiday Gifts (Group Gift/Group Costs 250L to Join)
Tea Spread –
Raindale 5th Anniversary Gifts – Full Scene (Group Gift/Group Costs 250L to Join)
Tent and Pillows –
Raindale Canopy Tent – Holiday Gift Edition with Pillows (Group Gift/Group Costs 250L to Join)
Grasses with Fairy Lights –
Raindale Fairy Grass Gift (Group Gift/Group Costs 250L to Join)
Ladder – Raindale Fairstar Rope-Ladders (Group Gift/Group Costs 250L to Join)
Fairy Lights on Ground –
Raindale Wildspring Fairy Lights
Flowers on Ground –
Raindale Wildspring Flower – Lilac
Lantern –
Raindale Bubblecloud Lantern – White

Summer Decor Limited Collection

Summer Decor – Raindale June VIP Gifts Limited Collection- backdrop, torch, pouf, stool, beach ball, swing ring, cocktail, & signs (Exclusive June Group Gift/Group Costs 250L to Join)
Photos’ Location – Private Location

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Garden Dreams

Garden Dreams

It’s Officially Open!

Aline recently posted all the details about the Second Life birthday celebrations here, so make sure to check out her post. SL19B is officially open now, so all can teleport in (if you can make it)! As you may know, every booth has a free gift and there are 20 sims and 400 stores this round. Personally, I went about it by starting at the Zinnia region in the northwest corner and move clockwise to complete the event rejion-by-region. Here’s a map of the 20 regions that Dreamer’s Virtual World posted on their blog if you need a reference point! Use the “World Map” to track your progress and this map will come up on your screen; you will see what direction your avatar is moving in with the map open. This one will take you a while!

Care for a Pergola?

This pretty pergola (the large wooden structure) is a free gift from Noveny @ SL19B. This is a really pretty gift, and I set up a garden scene to showcase it. I’m also showing some discounted decor available from [QE Home] @ SL19B, so check out my credits to see these 50% off home and decor promotions. You will find many sales at the 19th birthday celebrations from 20%-75% off at each store. It’s time to get some discounted shopping in as well as free gift collection! Some of the sales are as good as Black Friday!

Purple Daisies

Lunaria has a tonne of Midnight Madness Board prizes at their store for all to play for free, and no group join is required to get them. The pretty purple daisies with ground cover in my scene are from the boards. For these boards, you just tap all of them, and you get entered into the contest until they fill up. They don’t time out at midnight, so you are guaranteed to win all the MM prizes!

Enjoy, FabFree!

xx
-Caroline

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Furniture & Decor

Pergola – Noveny Pergola Birthday SL Gift (Free @ SL19B)
Purple Flowers and Floor Covering – Lunaria Purple Daisies (Free MM Board Prize/ No Group Join Required)
Lawn Chair – Noveny Lounge Chair- Adult
Pillows, Pillow Basket, &– [QE Home] Rustic Decor Set v2 (50% off @ SL19B)
Chair with Blankets – [QE Home] Farmhouse Blanket Chair (50% off @ SL19B)
Table – [QE Home] Farmhouse Buffet Table (50% off @ SL19B)
Skydome with Scenery – Anna Erotica Texture Changing SkyDome (10L on the Marketplace) Previously blogged here.
Photo Location – Private Location

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FabFree Designer Features: CJ Creations

Hey FabFree, I’m back with another FabFree Designer Features post. Today’s featured designer is CJ Creations. This designer has some gorgeous garden and decor items out for free at the moment, so I had to do a feature on them!

CJ Creations

CJ Creations is an amazing designer that sells home and decor items. Often, cute puppies and other animals will pop up in their products as well! This store is perfect for home, garden, and decor lovers out there.

FabFree Group Gift

The current FabFree Group gift at CJ Creations is this pretty lilac flower basket, called, “Iron Bucket – Lily of the Vally & Lupine Blue”. To pick up this gift, you will need to have your Fabulously Free in SL inworld group tag activated. The FabFree group is free to join. To join the group, copy and paste the following link into local chat in your SL viewer and click the link in local chat: secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about.

   

Store Group

The CJ Creations group is currently free to join. They have 6 group gifts out now, which have been the monthly group gifts since January 2022. The gifts are:

  • Miracle Green Grass Plantfield + little Friends – January 2022 Group Gift
  • Tulipbasket – February 2022 Group Gift
  • Iron Bucket full with Roses and Lupine blue-yellow- March 2022 Group Gift
  • Easter Garden Train with resizer – April 2022 Group Gift
  • Flower Tray Green – May/June 2022 Group Gift

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Other Freebie Groups’ Gifts

Lastly, there is a lovely free group gift at CJ Creations for the Home & Garden Dreams group, which is presently free to join. This gift is the “Iron Bucket – Lily of the Vally & Lupine Lilac”, which you can see below. To join this free group, copy and paste the following link into local chat in your SL viewer and click the link in local chat: secondlife:///app/group/2d9bf0bb-3c7f-c993-fe22-a69aa9dbb165/about.

   

Enjoy, FabFree!

xx
Caroline

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Resting Place

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Hey FabFree. I’m just relaxing in my backyard this early morning. I’m enjoying the fresh spring air and can feel the moisture of dew on my face. I’m in for a long day today, but I can take this moment to breathe, relax, and enjoy before things get too busy.

Treasure

My colourful hairstyle is a free hunt prize at Alli&Ali Designs. They have an Easter Treasure hunt still out until April 30th. You are looking for baskets of eggs around the store. It’s best to check with the store news elf to get hints to help you find all 12 baskets, which contain hairstyles for both men and women.

750L for Free

Trend has free store credit available once again. This time, the occasion is the creator’s RL 25th birthday, and they are giving out a whopping 750L of store credits! You need to join their group to get the offer, which is temporarily free to join. I got 2 fatpacks of applier makeup with my credit. My eyeshadow and lipstick are from these fatpacks, and they come in many different colour options.  The free store credit and group join are available until April 29th, and the credits expire on the 30th.

Sizes Included (eyeshadow)

  • Lelutka Evolution
  • Lelutka EvoX

Sizes Included (lipstick)

  • Lelutka Evolution
  • Lelutka EvoX
  • Genus
  • Catwa HD & PRO

A Garden Rest

This pretty outdoor bed with flowers growing on it is the latest FabFree group gift at Kim’s Kreations. This is the perfect little nook to relax in outside. My favourite part is the little bird at the bottom. Just join the free FabFree group and head over to Kim’s Kreations to get it. Remember to pick up all the other gifts while you are there too!

I’m going to curl up in here to have a nap now. See you later!

xx
-Caroline

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Clothes & Accessories

Dress – [WellMade] Rory Mini Dress
Shoes – Tastic Goth Sneakers Fatpack

Body

Hair – Alli&Ali Designs Scarlett- Pastel Colors (Free Hunt Prize on the Easter Treasure Hunt)
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya V6
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins Heartlinn – Caramel
Eyes – Euphoric Fantastic Eyes
Nails Belleza Freya V6
Eyebrows – Tutti Belli Adore Eyebrows
Eyeshadow – Trend Jade Eyeshadow – Fatpack (Purchased with Free 750L Store Credit/ Group is Temporarily Free to Join)
Lipstick – Trend
Stella Lip Matte – Fatpack (Purchased with Free 750L Store Credit/ Group is Temporarily Free to Join)

Furniture & Decor

Nook with Furniture, Vines & Flowers – Kim’s Kreations Garden Rest (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Photo Location – Private Location

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I Gotcher’ Spa Right Here!

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So Apple Fall has a bunch of their goodies for 50L on Marketplace until tomorrow.  I’m telling you, home decor, furniture, skyboxes, houses!!!!  50L.  Truly.  I picked up a couple of skyboxes and this amazingly detailed spa (check the water and the bubbles in this when you see it, the details!), its got a fire burning in it to heat your water and smoke from the chimney.  It comes in PG and adult.  It also comes in several colors, but I chose this warm brown for my spa.

My cute bathing suit is a free group gift from Virginia Store, that group is only 10L to join and she has a wall of really cute gifts for her group.  It fits:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

The gorgeous tree behind me with the little lights is a free group gift from Lunaria (who has a LOT of gorgeous items, by the way!), her group is free to join and you can do your whole yard with beautiful landscaping with her group gifts alone!

Now, I don’t get to sit here for long, there is so much to blog for y’all right now!  But it was nice to take a breather and enjoy for a bit.  Happy Shopping!  (50L!!!!)

❤ Arielle

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Bikini – Virginia Store Bikini Flowers (free group gift, group is 10L to join)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova
Head Applier –  Velour Annya Pearl
Eyes– LAQ  Gaia Eyes Green
Hair – Doux Chill Blondes

Extras

Spa/Hot Tub – Apple Fall Oregon Wood-fired Spa (50L on marketplace)
Tree with Lights – .Lunaria. Gleaming Tree (free group gift, group is free to join)


Fairy Magic for your Garden

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Hey gang!

The fun and excitement of hunting for fairies and collecting beautiful gifties in the Fab Free Enchanted Forest Hunt continues!  (It continues until July 22!), and today I am sharing with you this gorgeous (my photo doesn’t do it justice!) giftie that you can get at Dreamland Designs for the hunt.

This twinkles and sparkles in person, which I couldn’t capture in my pic so you just have to get it and see it in world.  I am loving this in my garden!  It’s got a bench with animations, so you can hang out by yourself, with friends or even make it a romantic hang out with that someone special! (wink wink!)

This is a 1L prize that you don’t want to miss!

❤ Arielle

Showcased:

Dreamland Designs DD Hidden Wild Garden Bench 1L gift in the Fab Free Enchanted Forest Hunt


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Hunting for Fairies!

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So as you are all aware of (or you should be!) the Fab Free Enchanted Forest Hunt is in full swing!  It is a theme I love because I am all about fantasy!  When I do a photo, I feel like I am creating a character and that character has a story!  For instance, my character today has some sort of mystical thing going on, her outfit, her magical sphere, where she is (some secret forest place?).

I know you want all the deets so lets do it.  😉  Both my items can be found in the Fab Free Enchanted Forest Hunt, so get your hunting shoes on (or do it barefoot, Like I do!) and do some hunting!

Fairy Hunting!

My dress is one of five from Ruxy, it fits Matireya and Legacy.  All her hunt gifts are only 1L and all very cute!

My orb/sphere is from Afterparty who makes so much fun glowy stuff.  This is a 5L gift.

How to get them?  Just find the little rainbow fairy hiding in the store (some stores have several!) pay them and they will give you a gift as a thank you for finding them!  Such cute, generous little souls!

Other Yummy Finds

My hair is a freebie from the Hair Fair (goes until July 4!) made by No.Match.  There is no group required to grab the gifts at the Hair Fair!

The little fireflies glowing around my head are a free group gift from Persefona.  That group is free to join and she’s got lots of fun goodies for taking photos at her shop, if you have never been there!

Last the little garden area behind me (not the trees, just the cool colorful part!) is a free SL18B gift (no group required!) from Dreamland Designs!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Dress Ruxy AnnaBella Rose (1L gift in the Fab Free Enchanted Forest Hunt)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova
Head Applier –  Velour Annya Pearl
Eyes– LAQ  Bento Eyes Green
Hair – No.Match No_Thorn (Free gift at the Hair Fair, no group required)

Extras

Orb Jar – Afterparty Starry Potion (5L gift in the Fab Free Enchanted Forest Hunt)
Fireflies – Persefona Fireflies – Free group gift, Group is free to join
Garden – Dreamland Designs Peaceful Wild Garden Decor (free gift at SL18B, no group required)

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Fabulous Finds 06.22.21 Edition

.::WoW Skins::. KAITH GROUP GIFT EDITION.

Free Group Gift/ Group is 199L to Join @ Wow Skins 

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Fabulous Finds 06.16.21 Edition

[WellMade] Isolde Heels GIFT

Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join @ [WellMade]

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Get Yer Outdoor Britches On!

Dreamland Designs Secret Sale Sunday 5.16

Yo yo!

It’s that time of the year chickies!  Time to get yer outdoor britches on!  Now, as luck would have it, I have just the *thing* (s) to get your outdoor season started right!  Whether you are a beachy, loungy girl, or a gardeny nature girl, I gotcha covered babe! (I’m sassy this morning, no?)

Now you may have to travel far, but you will not have to travel wide because all these goodies I am gonna show you are only 50L each and they are all at the same amazing place!  Venora at Dreamland Designs has pulled out all the stops for this coming Secret Sale Sunday!  You can get that gorgeous beach lounger above (the bag of beach goodies comes with, so you are all set to beach baby!), in PG version (the adult version will be 50% during the sale) for only 50L!  That, my friends, is a steal!

You can also get these super cute garden items below:

Dreamland Designs Secret Sale Sunday 5.16

These are also 50L each and soooo cute you will want them for your home!  The Secret Sunday Sale happens this coming Sunday, May 16 and lasts for 24 hours, so don’t miss it!

❤ Arielle

Decor

Beach Lounger & Bag – Dreamland Designs DD Bora Beach Lounger (50L for The Secret Sunday Sale)
Garden Mailbox– Dreamland Designs DD Gardeners Decor Mailbox (50L for The Secret Sunday Sale)
Garden Chair– Dreamland Designs DD Gardeners Decor Chair (50L for The Secret Sunday Sale)
Herb Garden Stand – Dreamland Designs DD Herbal Garden Standing Planter (50L for The Secret Sunday Sale)

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