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A garden in my backyard!

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I planted a little garden in my backyard! Complete with a trellis and flowers and it has a pretty stained glass finish! Better yet, it’s a free gift that I’m going to tell you about along with my outfit!

Get my dress!

I picked up my dress at Monomania when I stopped by there to check out the current gifts. There are many gifts currently at the main-store, including the store’s group gifts as well as gifts associated with other groups such as our very own FabFree group as well as this dress I picked up, which is a Third Life Group Gift. The Third Life group costs just 10L to join and gets you gifts at many stores across the grid… like this pretty pink dress called “Candy” at Monomania!

Sizes available:

  • Standard sizes XS – XL
  • Fitmesh sizes XS – XL
  • Slink
  • Maitreya
  • Belleza

Shoes too!

I wandered back to Lindy Modern & Retro after having stopped by the other day. Discovering all those 1L shoe hunts had me excited, and I was sure I could find a pair of shoes to match my new dress. I was right! The pretty pink pair of shoes you see in my picture includes fits for classic, Maitreya and Slink feet and are only 1L as part of the Summer Diaries Hunt. Pick them up at the Lindy Modern & Retro Shoe Store before the end of the month!

Planting flowers.

Finally… my garden centerpiece! This beautiful garden trellis by Crys Secret Garden is a free gift exclusive for FabFree group members. As always, your FabFree group is free to join. Don your FabFree tag and teleport to Crys Secret Garden to pick up this pretty trellis for your back (or front) yard. It weighs in at only 8 prim and includes many beautiful flowery details!

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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 – Wasabi Pills – Ryleigh
Dress – Monomania – Candy (Free Third Life Group Gift/Group is 10L to Join)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Blair Pink (1L for the Summer Diaries Hunt)

And stuff…

Trellis – Crys Secret Garden – Ivy Lavendar Trellis (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Private

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Picnic Time!

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Summer is perfect for picnics and bbq’s and I have the perfect summertime picnic outfit for you!

That dress!

You’ll love this picnic perfect dress by Glitterati! I picked it up as the July Group Gift. As always, this creator has generously put out a beautiful monthly group gift. The group join is 100L, but you’ll be able to look forward to a gift every month, plus all the past gifts are still available (and if you’re new to the group, you’ll be unpacking boxes for ages!), so it’s definitely worth it to join this group and pick up this pretty summery dress with its vintage print.

Sizes available:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Ocasin
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Fine & Curvy
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Paired up.

I matched my new dress with a new pair of shoes, courtesy of Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes. These summery flats with the ribbon up the ankle come in sizes to fit Maitreya and Slink (both Hourglass & Physique) feet and are a great addition to any wardrobe for only 1L and a little hunting time. They are part of the Home and Garden Hunt.

While I was at the Lindy Modern & Retro main-store I noticed that there were a lot of hunts going on. I picked up quite a few pairs of shoes for just 1L each. Now is a great time to visit the store and see what you can find!

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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 – Tableau Vivant – Wicca
Dress – Glitterati by Sapphire – Group Gift July 2017 (Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Edie Summer (1L for the Home and Garden Hunt)

Sim Location – [ Elysion ] – *Note – Sim is group access only

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Silver Sun

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Hey There Fab Free’rs! I’m so glad you’re here. I’ve got a couple of group gifts I’ve been dying to share with you. Technically one is a Lucky Letter board prize, but we will get into that in a moment. I don’t know about you, but I am of the personal opinion that sometimes being blonde is more fun.

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Whether you’re in agreement about blonde hair or would rather have any other color, you’re in luck because this super cute hairstyle is a current fat-pack group gift from Love. That’s right, you get all the color huds the Love brand offers.  The Love main location is temporarily under construction, though the owner/designer says it shouldn’t be under construction for much longer. The good news is this FREE group gift is available in the group notices. The Love group is also FREE to join. Once you’ve joined the group (I was able to find it by searching “Love Hair”) you can pull up the past notices and snag your gift. Oh, and before I forget, this style called “QTPIE” can be worn with or without the long strands, and there is a rigged and non-rigged mesh version for easy resizing if needed.

Lucky in Silver

As I mentioned, the second group gift featured in this post is a Lucky Letter board prize for group members only. Right now Apple May Designs has this gorgeous silver bikini/lounge wear/whatever adorable thing as a FREE Lucky Letter board prize for all AMD group members. The Apple May Designs group is just 25 lindens to join at this time. There’s also a second Lucky Letter board with this same gorgeous gift in gold. I’m still stalking that one! This mesh set comes in several sizes, and is every bit as pretty as it looks. Don’t forget, you will need an AMD tag to participate with these group only Lucky Letter boards. Good Luck, and may the letters or numbers be ever in your favor!

Mesh Sizes Included:

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Love [QTPIE] Hair – Fat-Pack – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join *Check Past Notices

Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Head Applier – Essences – Petra (Catwa) – Currently @Kustom 9

SkinEssences – Medium02

OutfitApple May Designs – (AMD) Hadley – Silver – FREE Group Lucky Letter Prize/Group is 25L to Join 

Tattoos – Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

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

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 07/21/2017 – Zendra

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Happy Friday Fab Free’rs! Welcome back to the blog. This weeks Fab Free Designer Friday post is super fun. Zendra is a little jewelry and accessory shop with really pretty casual jewelry and some whimsical accessories. Most of the jewelry at Zendra is for the ladies, but there are a few unisex accessories and fun items to be had. It won’t take you long to explore this quaint shop, and you won’t be sorry you made the small effort to visit it. The right wall of the store is where the Zendra shop information is available.
Zendra Information
Here you can join the Zendra group for updates and information. You can also pick up a few group gifts, including the exclusive gift for Fab Free group members. You’ll need to wear your Fabulously Free in SL group tag for this FREE gift at Zendra. You may recall seeing it in Carson’s post “Have Lens Will Travel.” I hope you all enjoy your weekend, happy shopping!

P.S. Check out the bag head accessory while you’re there, it’ll make you chuckle! 😛


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Sunrise

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I stopped for coffee and was writing in my journal when the wind storm blew up off the ocean and disturbed my papers. I had to set everything down and gather it all up again. Thankfully there was plenty of stuff nearby (pots, candles, a plate of cinnamon buns) to act as paperweights… but I took a moment to enjoy the sunrise glowing on the horizon before snapping a picture to share my hunt finds with you.

Dressed for success.

I’m often inspired by locations and clothing in second life. The visuals give me pause and take my breath away. I stumbled across the Summer Diaries Hunt and found several beautiful items, but one of my favorites was this Lolita Micro Dress by Soul Designs. It comes with a color change hud that allows you to choose between 6 colors including gold (shown), teal, red, navy, purple, and black.

Sizes included:

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

A sweet ocean surprise…

I received a notecard from Chop Zuey yesterday, letting me know that the creator was participating in the Flawless Sim Seashell Hunt. For just 1L I could go to the Designer Showcase, hunt down the seashell there, and come away with some pretty jewelry. I wasted no time! In the picture you can see the matching necklace and earrings, but the set also comes with two beautiful anklets that go with the set as well!

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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 – Damselfly – Aviva
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Sounds of the Sea Pk Set (1L @ the Designer Showcase for the Flawless Sim Seashell Hunt)
Dress – Soul Designs – Lolita Micro Dress w/Hud (1L for the Summer Diaries Hunt)

Sim Location – [ Elysion ] – *Note – Sim is group access only

Astrids Signature


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Atom Bomb Baby

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I almost missed out on telling all you Fabulous readers about the Sn@tch 10th Anniversary Sale & Specials! It ends July 19th, so you still have a couple of days, and you don’t want to miss out! In addition to lots of extra ways to win free clothes, almost everything in the store (this does not include new releases, marketplace, or gift cards) is 50 – 75% off!

A Lucky, Unlucky Dip!

Extra prize winning machines have been set out at Sn@tch for this special week, including an Unlucky Dip… except that it’s lucky! It gives out a prize every single time!

I took a dive and came up with a free Sn@tch Skybox of Evil! This skybox is a Gothic skybox and is full-size and simply amazing. It even included decorating accessories such as a bed, candelabras, rugs, and a plant. The skybox itself was 81 prim, but for such a roomy and well textured skybox, that’s not bad! I took my picture in front of the window of the skybox… which was my favorite part!

New Lucky Letters!

Our wonderful Sn@tch creator has set out new Lucky Letter Board prizes and you can win lots of great prizes for free if your letter comes up! I won the Atom Bomb Baby Tank top for free when my letter came up! It comes in all the standard sizes, but I love that it is a fatpack of colors! You’ll have colors to match all your moods for free!

Matching pants!

Have you forgotten Sn@tch‘s new Freebie and Cheapie area? I had! I took a peak over there and snatched up these free Raji Floral leggings. These are mesh and come in all the standard sizes and for 0L I was able to get them in a fat-pack of colors. They matched my new free tank top too! I’m all set!

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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 – Damselfly – Colleen
Top – Sn@tch – Atom Bomb Baby Tank (Free Lucky Letter Board)
Pants – Sn@tch – Raji Floral Leggings (0L, Free & Cheapie Area)

And stuff…

Skybox – Sn@tch – Skybox of Evil (Free Unlucky (lucky) Dip Prize)

Sim Location – Private

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The Shore from Here…

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The shore is pretty from here, and I have stopped to check it out from the dock. Good thing I am all dressed for the part thanks to a few lucky gift finds and a lovely in-store gacha hair that I couldn’t pass up. I thought I’d check in with you Fabulous readers and share my finds with you!

Pineapples!

I love applier clothes and this cute top from Egoxentrikax stole my … pineapple with ITS pineapples! It’s a free group gift (the group is free to join) and you’ll get both system layers and an omega applier that works with most mesh bodies.

A touch of class.

Moondance Boutique has out a new group gift for the month of July. Just like last month, this gift is free and the group is free to join. It includes the necklace and the earrings shown in the picture, and just like last month you get a full color change hud with colors to change the texture of the metal, and both gems in the jewelry for lots of versatility!

Top it off!

I stopped by Wasabi Pills after seeing they had some new hairs out, but ended up navigating toward their in-store Gacha section instead. I came across the Bianca Gacha and really loved the hair style. There are two styles in the machine: style 1 (shown) which has only one side of the hair tucked behind one ear and Style 2 (not shown) which has both sides of the hair tucked behind your ears. For just 75L per spin, this is a chance to win some really pretty hair!

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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 – Wasabi Pills – Bianca Mesh Hair Style 1 (75L in-store Gacha)
Jewelry – Moondance Boutique – Jewels Breeze (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Top – Egoxentrikax – Pineapple Gold Top (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Pants – Wicca’s Wardrobe – Indian Summer Jeans

Sim Location – Baja Cove

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 07/14/2017 – Nala Designs

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Happy Fri-Yay Fab Free’rs! I don’t know about you but I am so glad the weekend is here. It’s been along week and I am ready to relax a little bit. I also am in need of some freebie retail therapy. Thankfully I have the pleasure of sharing with you Nala Designs for this weeks edition Fab Free Designer Friday. There are many opportunities at Nala Designs for FREE and inexpensive items. The above photo is of the Nala Designs front desk. Here is where you can join the Nala Designs group and you’ll want to check out the little pink gift box. It’s a 5 linden gift. Most of the Nala Designs items are mesh trendy casual women’s clothing items in great colors and patterns. Additionally there are a few formal gowns and dresses, and I even spotted a men’s formal suit. There’s also a lingerie department on the second floor.
Nala Downstairs
The Nala Designs group is just 50 linden to join. Directly to the right of the desk you’ll see the wall of information. Check out that information space for info on hunts, events, and other group affiliations. To the left of the front desk you’ll see two discount vendors next to a pretty mirror. You can score two 50L items there. Also, the mirror will let you teleport to a discount area. As you travel through the store toward the back of the first floor, you’ll find the FREE Fab Free exclusive group gift. This is for Fabulously Free in SL group members only, so don’t forget your Fab Free tag! If you’re not already a member of the Fab Free group, it’s always FREE to join.  At the very back of the store you’ll also see a Midnight Mania board, and a Night Prize Board. I was able to join the Night Prize board without a group tag. Also while you’re exploring the first floor, keep your eye out for a round side table with a little blue gift package. There you’ll find a 10 linden swimsuit, it’s on the right side of the main floor. As if these great gifts and discounts were not awesome enough, there’s more to be found upstairs.
Nala Upstairs
Once you’re upstairs, you’ll find two additional group gifts for other groups among the regular store vendors. The upstairs is also where the Nala Designs group only Lucky Letter boards can be found. You will need to be sure to wear the Nala Designs group tag to participate in the Lucky Boards. Needless to say there are plenty of Fabulous reasons for you to visit Nala Designs. Happy Shopping Fab Free’rs!


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One Moment in Time

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It’s that one moment of magic when the moon is still out in the morning as the sun rises and both are out at the same time… The sky is a color that no painter can capture, but Lunaria almost captures the color on this free gift dress I found.

Annabel don’t cry for me…

I’m not sure if this free group gift dress by Lunaria called “Annabel” was meant to be a roleplay dress or not, but it sure would be perfect for one. If you’re not into roleplay, it’s beautiful for any other occasion as well, and it makes me think of moors and songs and poems by Edgar Allan Poe like “Annabel Lee.” The fabric is an amazing texture as far as the color… shimmering in different hues of blue with a sheer hem, and it comes in a variety of sizes for all your needs.

Sizes available:

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

If you love this dress, be happy! There was another free group gift out, as well as a Midnight Mania board, and three lucky letter boards too!

More magic.

As if this dress wasn’t enough to make my day, NSP Florals has out a magical gift right now in the form of this Pastoral Bliss Hair and Wreath. The hair has wisps around the face and a braid down the back. The hair and wreath are separate pieces, so you can wear the hair by itself, or pair the wreath with another hairstyle you already own if you like. You’ll only be getting the ginger color in the hair, but it is simply stunning, and I was happy to change out of my usual silver locks for the day.

NSP Florals has a one time join fee of 125L for their group, and you’ll need the group tag to pick up your gift, but the creator puts out a beautiful monthly gift. So if you join this month to get this gift, you’ll be set to get next month’s gift and all the gifts to come!

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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 & Wreath – NSP Florals – Pastoral Bliss Hair Group Gift V3 (Free Group Gift/Group is 125L to Join)
Dress – Lunaria – Annabel Group Gift (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Envy Isle

Astrids Signature


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This is E. Vary Wrong Dirty Princess

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Hello There Fab Free’rs! I hope you’ve all been having an excellent week thus far. I know it’s been a minute since I had a blog post for you, so this one has several goodies I’m excited to share with you starting with this pretty face!

Recently E. Vary put out a set of FREE mesh head applier gifts for their group members. There is a gift for the Akeruka head, one for Lelutka heads, and this one Pru is wearing the E. Vary  Cami applier for Catwa heads. The E. Vary group is FREE to join at this time. With each of these gifts you’ll get a mesh head applier in each skin tone. The head applier hud has options for brows, and freckles. There is an additional hud that has several lip color options. Also included in each skin tone are the matching system skins with various options, and a set of tattoo layer makeup for classic system avatars. Mesh body appliers are available for purchase at the E. Vary store.

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To go with this pretty new face, I picked up a few more group gifts to make a pretty new outfit! The mesh dress Pru has on is a current group gift at This is Wrong. The dress comes in several mesh sizes, and the group gift version is in this deep purple color which I love. The peter pan collar and the skinny tie just add to the cute nerdy style of this dress. The This is Wrong group has a small one time join fee of 50 linden.

Dress Sizes Included: Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Maitreya – Lara

In my opinion these boots from Dirty Princess could have been made to go with the dress. They are a current FREE group gift at Dirty Princess and I think they look amazing with the geometric print on the This is Wrong dress. There are two variations in the gift, one with silver buckles, and one with gold. The Dirty Princess group is FREE to join at this time also. If you are a Maitreya Lara body/foot wearer, you won’t want to miss this gift.

Shoe Size Included: Maitreya Lara

Here are all the details, Enjoy!

Hair – *Besom Hair Fair 2015 * 004 Essentials  *Item no longer available. 

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Head Applier – E. Vary – Cami Skin for [Catwa] – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Body ApplierE. Vary  – Maitreya T-4 BodyApplier V3.1

EyesIKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Dress – THIS IS WRONG Bad girl dress GIFT (purple) – FREE Group Gift/ Group is 50L to Join

Shoes – *Dirty Princess* The Downtown Princess Mesh Boots-Maitreya – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

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

*Pose by Le Poppycock

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