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From Farmboy To Pop Icon!

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Greetings from the Riler family farm, where we grow all kinds of healthy food that I won’t eat. I remember once when I was a young pup and Mom asked me “Why won’t you eat fruits and vegetables? There has to be something that we can grow that you’ll eat.” Mom stared at me in complete exasperation. That was the day I learned parrots do not grow on trees. Also, I am told if they did, parrot trees would not grow in the Midwest. I have learned a lot about farming since then, most of it from countless hours of playing FarmVille on Facebook.

The most important lesson I learned about farming is: Do not dress like you have just fallen off the turnip truck. (Wait, if you actually did just fall off the turnip truck, you probably are a farmer anyway, so dressing like that is good, too.) My point is, you are going to want to dress the part and the FREE Gingham Hunt Prize from Firelight Creations/MAN STUFF is perfect for that handsome farmhand look. The prize consists of the Leroy mesh shirt in red gingham and the Cole jeans in light blue denim. The shirt is very nicely shaped and, together with the mesh Cole jeans, which I also consider a keeper, this is a very masculine look. MAN STUFF is the division of Firelight Creations we have to thank for this FREE hunt gift, but included in the same box is a matching women’s outfit from Firelight Creations. This hunt prize would be a very good start for a “Country” kind of outfit for club events and sims, in addition to being nice enough for your regular wardrobe. I may not be the kind of guy suited for farm work, but in this outfit, I could do commercials for brand name soda pop on TV. I could easily imagine myself drinking an ice cold can of pop, condensation dripping down my muscular chest, as my female co-workers in the office break room gawk in silent appreciation. Casual Friday – here I come! Kidding aside, this outfit looks great, and I could seriously sell a ton of pop in this.

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For a more suburban look, I love this FREE thank you gift from Carami! It is the Trenton Tee and it comes in a set of five solid dark colors, changeable via hud. This is far more than just a basic mesh T-shirt, this FREE Gift is much more generous than that. The Trenton Tee comes in four variations; tucked, untucked, normal bottom untucked, and narrow bottom untucked. With choices like that, getting a great fit and the right look should not be hard at all. One last reason you need to pick up this FREE gift from Carami: It comes with a sixth bonus texture that isn’t on the hud. That bonus texture is the one I am wearing above, a very casual retro looking print T-shirt. Just take care to make a backup copy of the print tee, because once you change it using the hud, it is replaced with the color you have chosen. In short, Carami is giving you a great basic dark T-shirt in five colors and four variations plus a bonus printed T-shirt design! You can’t beat this kind of a thank you gift, thank you very much Carami.

One last thing I need to mention this week, the skin I am wearing is from Seven Deadly Skins. It is the free group gift for May and looks fantastic, I like it so much you will probably be seeing me in it often in the coming weeks. Seven Deadly Skins is a pay group, but the quality of their skins is excellent and the gifts and specials they have make it well worth joining. As of this moment the group is currently on sale for 50L and is a great pick up for both male and female avies. Well, I am all talked out. This blogging is nearly as hard as cartoon farming (but twice as rewarding). Until next time everyone, have fun and see you on the grid. —–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Gingham Shirt & Jeans – Firelight Creations/MAN STUFF Leroy Shirt And Cole Jeans  (FREE Gingham Hunt Prize)
Note- In the same box is a matching women’s outfit.

Necklace – Aitui – AITUI – Talon Necklace – Polished White
Hair – Truth Ethan (Discontinued)
Hat – The Gentry

The Riler family farm pic was taken at Matoluta Sanctuary, a very nice place to visit.

T-shirt – Carami Thank You Gift  (FREE Gift/ 0L)

Skin – Seven Deadly Skins (7DS) MAY Group Gift (Free Gift/Pay Group)
As of right now, the Seven Deadly Skins Group is on sale for 50L so now is a great time to join!

Eyes – Poetic Colors Spotted Eyes – Tropic (FREE Gift)
Previously blogged here.

Jeans – Carami Ruffalo Jeans 
Hair – Argrace Akira in Ash Black

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Boho Fedora

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Happy Friday Everyone!! I hope you’ve all had a good week and are making fun weekend plans. Speaking of the weekend, this super fun outfit would make great weekend attire for going out with friends. I usually pick out darker colors and patterns, but I just couldn’t help myself with this one! lol

Have you ever had the urge to throw on one of your significant other’s hats? I do all the time! Finally I got brave and have bought one or two of my own. This greenish-gold fedora reminded me of that. Fedoras are my favorite style of hat to wear, and sometimes having one a little over-sized is fun. This unisex hat is a current FREE gift at Fab Free Headquarters from Couture Chapeau, and it has a re-size script to fit just about any size. There’s no need to join a group, (though we’d love it if you did!) just head on over to FFHQ and pick it up.

Also at FFHQ is this pretty skin from Hankii Pankii. The bright fun make up is part of the skin, and this FREE gift includes several appliers including Slink and Maitreya, as well as a few more. Considering the colorful nature of the outfit, I knew this skin would be a perfect fit!

I’m not sure which part of this FREE group gift from ALB Dream Fashion I like best, the top or the shoes?! If forced to decide, I’d probably pick the shoes, but it would be difficult. I love the bright colorful patchwork pattern, it’s fun and summery. The top also allowed me to show off some skin, which for me really means showing off the tattoos I like so much! Not wanting to show quite so much skin? I think this loose-fitting crop top would look great with a solid colored tank under it as well.

Next, I adore this bumble bee manicure from Nail Me!. Talk about a fun manicure that is perfect for summer! This set comes with toenail appliers too, so  your tootsies can be as cute as your fingertips. In addition there are appliers for Slink nails, and an Omega applier. This set is the Nail Me! contribution to the Birds and Bees Hunt. The BBH is a 1 linden hunt.

The cell phone I used with the pose from Velvet Poses is now a Marketplace dollarbie from No Cabide. Not only is this cell super cute, it comes with a texture change hud so you can match your phone to more of your stuff! Skyler showed this cute phone originally in one of her posts here. She also included a close-up of the texture change hud!

Like the “Selfie” pose from Velvet Poses? You can get a pack of 5 selfie poses (phone  not included) for just 50 linens at the ToBeOutsider event. That’s just 10 lindens per pose!

Whew! That was a lot of stuff! Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hat – Couture Chapeau – CC UNISEX Essex Linen Fedora {CC Gold} – FREE Gift @FFHQ

Hair – little bones. Horrowshow – Past Group Gift (Still Available)/Group is 100 L to Join (Originally Shown Here)

Skin – Hankii Pankii – [HP] Spring (tea) Skin & Appliers – FREE Gift @FFHQ

Top & ShoesALB Dream Fashion –  ALB AAYANA top + SARA pumps to slink high boho by AnaLee Balut – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Necklaces – [ glow ] studio – Necklaces mix’n’match (gold)

Tattoo .Identity. Body Shop – Stay Young

Manicure – {Nail Me!} Busy as a Bee -Slink/Omega Nail Appliers – 1 L BBH Gift

Cell Phone – :: No Cabide :: Mesh Mobile Phone – 1 L on the Marketplace

Pants – Blushed – Skinny Jeans

Hands/Feet – Slink – Elegant 1, High

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Pose – VELVET } POSE – Selfie Two – 50 L /pack @ToBeOutsider

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL The Birds & The Bees Hunt SignIf you’re a hunter like me, you’re happy that there are always so many hunts going on at any given time. Heck, if it weren’t for hunting, my wardrobe wouldn’t be continually stuffed with new clothes. I very nearly never have to wear the same thing twice, though I do have my favorites… and for the most part, they all came from hunts!

If you’re not a hunter, you need to get in the game! Hunts are a great way to get all kinds of free (or very nearly free) stuff for your inventory. It’s not so difficult and there’s help to get started. FabFree and HUNT SL both have pages with useful tips and tricks.

So check out all the May hunts going on right now. Click the names for more information on each hunt.

See you out on the hunt!

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL Puss & Boots HuntMay is here, and so are a whole lot of new hunts. There’s a bunch of these you’ll want to catch because the themes abound… cleaning, makeovers, camping, horror, and more… there should be a hunt for everyone.

If you haven’t gone out on a hunt before, what are you waiting for? Hunts are a great way to pick up a lot of free (or very nearly free) stuff for your inventory. It’s not so difficult and there’s help to get started. FabFree and HUNT SL both have pages with useful tips and tricks.

You’ll want to peruse all these hunts to find the one that’s just right for you. Just poke the names for more information on each hunt.

See you out on the hunt!

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As The April Showers Give Way To Flower Power!

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I was a huge fan of Woodstock (I’m pretty sure he was on my first lunch box when I started kindergarten). My memories come flooding back when I think of those times. Of course, I was too young to enjoy the summer of love back then. Sure, I may have gone running off in a field, letting my diaper fall to the warm earth, and enjoying the feeling of a summer breeze embracing me, but I am also pretty sure I would have gotten spanked for it, too. Spanked very hard, the sixties didn’t reach my family home until around 1976. The good news is that for those of us who missed out on the groovy clothes and free love back then, Madcat Creations has designed an excellent prize for The Vintage Hunt. The Male Hippie Outfit is so brilliantly colored it actually looks like it is tie-dyed, as opposed to some similar items with multicolored fractal images on them. This outfit brought me instant faux flashbacks of dancing in the mud, grooving to the sounds of the Grateful Dead. Keep in mind one of the most popular club events in SL are Sixties-themed nights. This prize will come in very handy. The Vintage Hunt is not a free hunt, but the prizes are only 1L and if you look around Madcat Creations you might find the matching women’s version as well (they are boxed separately). My bracelet is a free group gift from one of the best Jewelry stores on SL: Earthstones. The Peace Friendship Bracelet goes great with this outfit, but be mindful that the group costs 250L to join. My campsite is a great hunt prize from Finishing Touches. Available for FREE on The Camping Trip Hunt , it comes with the table, chairs and a nice campfire with a pot of coffee warming. Truly a lovely hunt gift.

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From a full-fledged freak out of colors, we step away from the pallet to admire something entirely different. This white leather jacket with the integrated grey T-shirt from Wanted knocked me out when I saw it. Luckily for all of us, it has just been put on their Midnight Mania board! I was originally planning to pair it with a nice pair of black jeans, or maybe with a frosted texture, which I am sure would look fantastic. However, Apple May Designs had something even better to go with it for 1L in their Recolors Of Spring Hunt. These white pants look great with the jacket, and since they are unbuttoned at the very top, adding a belt to fill the space between the jacket and the pants as shown is a great idea. The Recolors Of Spring Hunt is scheduled to end today so hurry to pick up these pants. Seriously, RUN! As I was preparing this post, I realized this same men’s jacket in XS might please a female avatar who has an androgynous appearance, or is going for a tomboy look. Since it’s an MM board, we guys could sure use your help locking it anyway.

So, as April showers give way to the full bloom of flower power, and your travels on the grid take you to new, exotic locations, please take a moment to reflect on what a lovely, wonderful world we live in. Peace and love.—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing & stuff…

Hoodie & Jeans – Madcat Creations Male Hippy Outfit  (Vintage Hunt Prize/1L) 
Bracelet – Earthstones Peace Friendship Bracelet (Group Gift/250L Group)
Camping Set – Finishing Touches Morning Coffee Camping Set (The Camping Trip Hunt Prize/FREE)

Necklace – [ Y ] Style – Tribal Turquoise Necklace Black Currently Unavailable Although 2 and 3 Strand Versions Are Available On Marketplace
Facial Hair – FE Style Facial Hair – 6ED
Hair – Birth Peace Hair (Raven)

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White Leather Jacket – Wanted Mariano Jacket (Midnight Mania Prize/Free Group)
Pants – Apple May Designs Shades Of Khaki- White (Recolors Of Spring Hunt Prize/1L) Hurry, the hunt ends today!

Necklace – Etham – Copper Cross (long) Currently Unavailable
Tattoo – Aitui – Love Is Blind
Belt – Wanted
Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

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Today’s Top 10 Hunts

HUNT SL Wayward-Hunt-Poster-4-15-to-5-1_1024Good morning fabulous friends! Here’s a listing of what’s hot in the hunt world today: Tuesday, April 28.

The Wayward Hunt has been sitting at the top of the list for several days now. I suggest going to the hunt’s own web page and checking out the free bicycle.

Then check out The Vintage Hunt. It’s a pretty good size hunt with 46 stores, and it just started last week so you have lots of time to get through them all.

There are plenty more to choose from. I’m sure you can find one to love.

Just a reminder, that these are the 10 most popular viewed hunts over the past 48 hours or so. We don’t know how many people actually start (or finish) any given hunt and this ranking can (and probably will) change in a few hours.

See you out on the hunt!

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Follow the White Rabbit

Hello hello, FabFree Folks! I hope the weekend has treated you well both in RL and SL.  I finally had some time to try a Hunt I’d had my eye on today: The White Rabbit Hunt from Fun with Hunts. I think y’all might like a few of the things I found.

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This first look is the mini dress from Fi’s Creations. As always, Fi’s has set out a fantastic hunt prize. I love the flirty hem line and the soft summery colors. It goes perfectly with the Checkered nails from La Boheme for SLink hands and feet. You get the mani and pedi in the white checks and another mani and pedi with black checks.

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I had so much fun the other day tooling around SL with Gabriel, I thought I’d let him out to play again. This is the Black Cross Eli shirt and the Black Cross Cole jeans from Man Stuff by Firelight Creations.

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This gift is amazingly well made and very stylish. It’ll turn heads where ever you go.

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The White Rabbit Hunt will set you back 1L per prize and it runs until April 30th so be quick like a bunny and catch that rabbit!

Juli is wearing –

Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hair – Truth – Courtney
Hands+FeetSlink mesh Casual Hands and Mid feet
ShoesAlyce – Maryjane Pumps

DressFi’s Creations – Mini Dress – (1L White Rabbit Hunt prize)

NailsLa Boheme – Checkered – (1L White Rabbit Hunt prize)

Gabriel is wearing –

Skin – Secret PassionDevon
EyesBirth – Hypnotic in Aztec
Hands + Feet + nailsSlink   – mesh Casual Hands and Feet and the Basic HUD
HairDamselfly – Ashton – (Free/0L/Group Gift – group is free to join) We saw it here first

OutfitMan Stuff by Firelight Creations – Black Cross Eli shirt and Black Cross Cole jeans – (1L White Rabbit Hunt prize)


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The Evil Queen & The Good Queen

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Throughout fantasy, fairy tales, and folklore the struggle between good and evil has always been at the heart of many tales. Two of the Recolors of Spring Hunt gifts at Apple May Designs hint at such stories, the Evil Queen dress, and the Good Queen dress. Inspired by the dresses at AMD and my own love of fantasy, I am excited to share with you an Evil Queen, and a Good Queen. I hope you like them as much as I do!

The Evil Queen’s dress is one of 4 female 1 linden Recolors of Spring Hunt prizes hidden around the Apple May Designs main location. I love that the dress has a fitted bodice and a short full skirt. In my opinion this silhouette is perfect for a fantasy look. The red and black fabric has a satin-like look to it, and I had no problem wearing this fully mesh dress with my Maitreya Lara body. The Evil Queen dress comes in standard sizes and includes a matching alpha layer.

Today only, Glam Affair has out a pack of three gorgeous skins for 50 lindens as their Fifty Linden Friday item. One of these skins I thought was perfect for my vision of the Evil Queen. The Sia skin in the India tone with her dark red lips is just stunning on and has the right combination of beauty and drama. Not as into this skin as I am? There’s bound to be one you will enjoy between the three tones (India, America, and Artic). Not to mention that at just 50 lindens for all 3, you kinda can’t go wrong!

Here are the Evil Queen’s Details, Enjoy!

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Headdress – [MUSE] Bride of the Apocalypse (Blood)

Hair little bones. Suffragette – Ombre&Roots

Skin – –Glam Affair – Sia Skin – Nostalgia Blue – India – 50 L for FLF

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Anim // Black Eye

Dress – Apple May Designs – Evil Queen – Red – 1 L RSH prize

Tattoos – .Things.- Iuturna Tattoo

Body/Hands/FeetMaitreya – Lara

Shoes – REIGN.- Marylin Boots- Black

Pose (Top Photo)Lalochezia -L- Blank Space 5

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The Good Queen

While I’m generally more inclined toward the darker fantasy characters, I have to admit I love this interpretation of the Good Queen. I envisioned something a little ethereal and I think I achieved such a look. I hope you love it!

Just like the Evil Queen, the Good Queen’s dress is a 1 linden RSH prize at Apple May Designs. This version is a beautiful white material with the same satin-like look and faint pattern of the black and red Evil Queen version. These dresses really are lovely on. For some diversity (and because I had the right skin appliers) I wore my Slink Physique body with the dress, and again had no issue. This dress also comes in standard sizes and can be worn using the provided alpha layer.

Additionally, I picked up some gorgeous past group gifts at NSP Florals. There are many gifts still available at NSP Florals, one of which is this enchanting Lady Gwynevere headdress in Sublime Mint. The headdress is a past FREE group gift that can still be found in the NSP Florals/MUSE VIP Room. The NSP Florals group is just 75 lindens to join, and you gain instant access to all the available gifts. Another beautiful FREE gift at NSP Florals are these lovely heels. Called the Peony Stilettos, these fantastic shoes are meant to be worn with Slink High feet. Also, they can be worn with or without the flower and crystal embellishment. Again, you’re able to get the shoes and the headdress at NSP Florals with just one group join fee of 75 lindens, not to mention the slew of other equally awesome gifts!

Here are the details for the Good Queen, Enjoy!

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Headdress – NSP Florals Lady Gwynevere (Sublime Mint) – FREE Group Gift/Group is 75 lindens to Join

Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ Lory Mesh Hair – Faded

Skin – –Glam Affair– Rose – Pearl 04 – Past Limited Edition

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Mayday // Grey Eye

Dress – Apple May Designs – Good Queen – white – 1 L RSH prize

Body/Hands/FeetSlink -Physique/Elegant 1/High

Shoes – NSP Florals – Peony Stilettos for Slink High Feet

Pose (top photo) – Kirin Poses – Hera Pose Pack for Collabor 88 Bday

LocationParadise Fantasy

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL Wayward-Hunt-Poster-4-15-to-5-1_1024“April showers bring May flowers.” They also bring us a lot of fabulous hunts to partake of. And we have a bunch of new May hunts to look forward to!

There are still a few Easter hunts going on if you still want to get your egg on. Otherwise, you have rockabilly, camping, trees, and marijuana themes to choose from. It’s a great time to go out hunting.

What? You’ve NEVER gone out hunting? Hunts are a great way to pick up a lot of free (or very nearly free) stuff for your inventory. It’s not so difficult and there’s help to get started. FabFree and HUNT SL both have pages with useful tips and tricks.

So check out all these hunts and find one that’s perfect for your sense of style. Just click the names for more information on each hunt.

See you out on the hunt!

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Step Right Up And Enjoy The Show.

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As a young boy, I witnessed a man in a raggedy, sequined outfit jump over a pair of trailers on his dirt bike, much to the delight of the crowd. Years later, here I am on the shoulder of Route 23, promoting the debut of my own daredevil show. I chose to wear a group gift from TentatioN. It is very casual and sporty, but with the camouflage pattern on the cargo pants pockets and in the lower corner of the shirt, it also says, “I am a warrior.” Sometimes, it’s best to let your clothes speak for you (unless they are going to say “I’m a dork”, then there is no reason to give them a megaphone). This, however, says volumes in a positive, masculine manner.  The gift comes with a color change hud, providing four color choices for both the mesh shirt and the pants. TentatioN is not a free group, though. It will set you back 30L, but this outfit in four colors is worth it.

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I grew up in Los Tres Dolores New Mexico , a town named for a mystical formation of three cacti. For my death-defying entry into the world of show business, I will jump over that local landmark in the greatest riding lawnmower jump in the history of mankind! At first glance a lawnmower it may not appear to be the best choice for soaring through the air, but isn’t a riding mower essentially a helicopter that has been flipped upside down? This very detailed (and shockingly fast) mower is the current FREE group gift from Knight Performance. This store along with the one which shares the building with them (Surplus Motors) are great sources for beautifully detailed vehicles in SL. Both stores are free groups and offer many Midnight Manias, group gifts and discounts. If you have any interest in vehicles on Second Life, you should seriously consider joining them.

If you are going to let your clothes do the speaking for you, this Rockabilly Hunt prize jacket from The Dark Fae positively screams, “Rebel.” Its cool stand-up collar and retro styling including a must see graphic on its’ back are perfect for people who don’t follow the rules, like me (even if it’s because I can’t be bothered to read them). The Rebel Soul Jacket sports versions with and without the t-shirt and comes in three sizes, plus an additional two sizes in fitmesh. Cool style is timeless, and this jacket is perfectly cool! This Rockabilly Hunt prize is not free, but at only 2L, it’s a bargain. These jeans are extraordinary as well, coming from a quickly expanding store called Illi. Currently on their Midnight Mania board, these Midnight Open Belt Jeans are nicely textured and look great, and a big surprise was the texture hud that came with them. Illi gives us 8 denim colors, 4 belt colors and 4 metal accent textures for the belt. That is excellent versatility for a free gift! It does carry a small logo, but it is easy to overlook, given the generosity of this Midnight Mania prize. Also worth noting are my mesh white leather sneakers, fresh from the Wayward Hunt. The prize, from the store United Colors, comes in both men’s and ladies’ sizes and with that touch of blue on them they look fantastic for a FREE hunt gift. I was truly impressed!

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Well, I dressed for success and I did everything right but sometimes that just isn’t enough. Sometimes in life the ramp just isn’t high enough, or maybe the wind shifts, or maybe a lawn mower just isn’t meant to fly. A person could drive themselves crazy sitting back and reflecting over those kinds of things, but not me. I am on to my next great adventure and I hope you will be there with me.—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Camouflage Outfit – TentatioN Men’s Mesh Camo Shirt & Pants (Group Gift/30L Pay Group)
Shoes – Giomen Lumberjack Boots

Jacket – The Dark Fae Rebel Soul Jacket (Male Rockabilly Hunt Gift/2L)
Pants – Illi Midnight Open Belt Jeans (Midnight Mania Prize)
Shoes – United Colors White Leather Sneakers (Wayward Hunt Gift/FREE)
Eyes – Poetic Colors Pearl – Clear Pond
Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

No riding lawnmowers were harmed in the creation of this post!
Lawnmower – Knight Performance Ride-On Lawn Mower (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

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