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Down That Red Dirt Road

Down that Red Dirt Road
Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are enjoying the official arrival of summer.  In my part of RL, summer time can be unbearable.  We are broiling under a heat wave with record high temperatures that are leaving me longing for the rural dirt roads and cool green forests of my childhood home.  Since I can’t get out for long in RL, I sure am glad that Ripley and I could take a long stroll down a country lane in SL.

Cute and Casual

After reading Love’s post {HERE} and Carson’s post {HERE} about The Cart Wash Sale, Ripley and I decided to take a look for ourselves, and we discovered the perfect casual outfit at the Finale Couture cart for our trip down memory lane.  For only 10L, I scooped up the complete Lea outfit, which includes my black cami-style top and distressed denim jeans.  One of my pet peeves is having to break in a new pair of jeans, so finding a pair that already have that vintage look, and are comfortably soft is a real plus in my book.  The pale hue of these softly worn trousers contrasts beautifully with the dark satiny texture of my top.  I love the way the top leaves part of my tummy bare to feel the gentle summer breeze.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Cami for Classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL (plus alpha layer)
  • Fitmesh Cami in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Cami for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink
  • Jeans for Slink, Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Lara, TMP, Tonic Curvy, Venus

Back Soon With More Cart Sale Fashions

Ripley and I spotted so many wonderful, budget-friendly Fabulous Finds at The Cart Wash Sale!  We’ll be back soon to share another with our favorite readers.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Hair:  Truth Hair Austen

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Top and Jeans:  Finale Couture Lea Cami (10L at the Cart Wash Sale)

Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneaker! Low

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Dog:  Jian Lively Labs Adult Companion (past Gacha Prize)

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Springfield Wood at White Dunes Estate
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Creating Curb Appeal

Snapshot_006Hi there Fabulous Folks!  I am switching things up today and am showing you some décor items instead of clothing.  I came across a few cute things this weekend that I thought you all might like to hear about.  Perhaps you’ll find something you like to spruce up your home in Second Life!

Come On In!

The build you see in my photo is Ranger Rick’s Office which is part of The Hive’s Arcade Gacha offering at 50L per play.  To the side of the doorsteps you’ll find a couple of items made by The Ruddy Duck Co. (one of them a dollarbie!), and on the steps a group gift by JIAN and Zen Creations which are both free to join.

JIAN Kitty Shark Bed:

This adorable item is just 2 prims to rez and includes the sleeping kittens inside the bed.  Both kittens are texture change as well as the bed and as it is copy, you can rez out as many as you like. You can find this as a free group gift at JIAN with a free group join.

Zen Creations Cape Cod Candles:

The Cape Cod Candles are the latest group gift at Zen Creations.  This décor piece is 7 prims and is copy/mod so that you are able rez as many as you like and edit the colour and size to your liking.  The Zen Creations group is free to join.

The Ruddy Duck Company:

The Ruddy Duck Co. is a fairly new shop in Second Life and has some really nice outdoor décor items available in their marketplace store including a 1L item.  In my photos you’ll find the following…

  • The Ruddy Duck Co. Pink Hibiscus Bucket: 1L / 5 prims / copy-mod
  • The Ruddy Duck Co. Rustic Fence w/ Roses: 99L / 4 prims / copy-mod

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The Stuff

Build – The Hive Ranger Rick’s Office (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Cat Bed – JIAN Kitty Shark Bed (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Candles – Zen Creations Cape Cod Candles (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Flower Bucket – The Ruddy Duck Co. Pink Hibiscus Bucket Gift (1L / marketplace)
Fence – The Ruddy Duck Co. Rustic Fence w/ Roses (marketplace)

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I’d Love To, But My Dog Said No

I'd Love To, But My Dog Said No

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Today, I escaped got out of work early, and since it was a gorgeous spring day, decided to take a stroll on the beautiful grounds of the Calas Galadhon sim with my pal, Ripley.  While he happily scampered about, I enjoyed the glimmering sunshine, which danced off the surface of the pond, while a gentle breeze stirred the boughs of the trees overhead.  Suddenly, my peace was disturbed by a flash of fur, and the scampering paws of a creature as it scrambled up my leg and perched, curled around my neck.  As I stood in shock, the ferret stared down at my canine companion, and stuck out his tongue at him.  Of course, this set Ripley off into a barking frenzy!  So much for my harmonious afternoon…

It took some sweet talk, and the promise of his ever-coveted Ripley snacks to persuade him to give the climbing pole cat a break from “chase the ferret.”  As the pupster wandered off in search of another playmate, my new friend and I gazed at each other and relaxed.  He’s really quite sweet, with deep, brown eyes surrounded by a mask of fur.  Surely there is room enough in our home for just one more pet…

As Lovely as a Goddess

My cream colored goddess top and black leather leggings are the latest free group gift for members of the Teleport Hub group from Prey.  Airy and light, with a realistic texture and open back, this sleeveless top is perfect for warm weather.  The curve-hugging leather leggings fit perfectly under the hem of my shirt, and provided a striking contrast to the loose fitting blouse.  Together, these two pieces create a timeless, classic appeal that is simple, yet elegant.

What’s Included:

  • Goddess top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Black leather leggings in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layers for the top and leggings

To add this charming outfit to your inventory, simply swap to the Teleport Hub group tag, then journey over to Prey.  On the wall near the landing point, you will find the group gift sign.  The Teleport Hub normally has a 10L join fee, but it’s currently set at oL (at the time of publication).  I’m not sure how long this will last, but I’d highly recommend joining if you can, because there are a boatload of free group gifts for members scattered across the grid.

About Adding to Our Family…

I tried to convince Ripley that we have plenty of room for a fur-sibling for him, but he resisted.  I cajoled and pleaded, promised double scoop ice cream cones with Ripley snack crumbles, and I almost had him convinced, when I heard a deep voice say, “Excuse me, Miss, but I believe you have my Jasper.  You see, he escaped from his harness, and I’ve been searching for him all afternoon….”  The little ferret wriggled with joy, and happily reunited with his owner as Ripley heaved a sigh of relief.  Jasper’s owner and I chatted for a little while, then my pal and I headed toward home, making a pit stop for ice cream on our way.

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~Kat (and a much relieved Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Exile Full of Grace

Blouse and Leggings:  Prey Goddess Top and Leather Leggings (free gift for the Teleport Hub group 0L/0L to join (at the time of posting) – normally 10L join fee)

Ferret:  JIAN Ferret Neck Hugger

Shoes:  KC Couture Brazilia for Slink High Feet (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose: an lar [poses]

Sim:  Calas Galadhon

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Anything But Lazy Daisy

Snapshot_003Hello there Fabulous Friends!  I am all lazy daisied up today…  with my new Daisy Top, my Daisy Hair, my Daisy Necklace and my dog… that I have named “Daisy”, although she is very much anything but lazy!  In fact, most days she is darn hard to keep up with.

A Little Daisy Will Do It

What inspired my lazy daisy look today was this super cute top by MOoH! that you can pick up as a free Third Life group gift at the MOoH! mainstore.  The Daisy Top comes in a large range of sizes and also includes a texture change hud that allows for three different daisy textures.  I am including the vendor ad below so you can see the options.

Daisy top

The Third Life Group is 10L to join, however there’s a load of free gifts to pick up, so it’s well worth the fee.

Size Availability & Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh XS-L + Alpha Layer
  • Fitmesh XS-L
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

On a Bottom Note…

If you like the flared Josie Jeans I am wearing, you can pick them up at this round of The Designer Circle in a wide range of colours for just 125L per pack.  If you still happen to have your 150L group credit kicking around, you can use it there too and bring your price down to free!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eye Makeup – Pink Acid Catwa Roxanne Black N White Eyeshadow (1L / marketplace)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Entwined Daisy (free group gift / 0L / free to join) – Previously Blogged by Astrid [HERE]
Shirt – MOoH! Daisy Top (free Third Life Group Gift / 0L / 10L to join)
Jeans – MOoH! Josie Jeans (featured @ The Designer Circle)
Choker – Black Bantam Daisys Everywhere
Bench w/ pose – Bee Designs Rose Garden Bench
Puppy – JIAN Lively Lab (50L per play / instore gacha)
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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On the Tip of My Nose

Dragonfly

Oh my goodness, wasn’t it Monday just a few minutes ago? I feel as if I’ve lost a day somewhere… must be the change to Daylight Savings Time that’s messing with me. I’m happy that it stays light for longer now, but getting up in the dark is really hard! :/

Happy Birthday, TLC!

As Sheidey mentioned, The Liaison Collaborative (TLC) is saying “Hello Spring!” this month, as well as celebrating its own 4th birthday. And many of the participating designers are giving presents to us! No need to join any group; just click on the boxes to receive your gifts.

I picked up this adorable Shifty Spring dress from the Neve booth, and I really love it. It comes with a 4-color HUD and is available in the following sizes:

  • Standard mesh XXS-M with alpha layer
  • Belleza Freya and Isis
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass

Accessorize!

This pretty, triple-decker bracelet was a TLC gift from Have Unequal . The Pandora Bracelet comes in silver and white and is sized for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies.

Oh! And as I was heading out on my morning walk, this sweet, little dragonfly landed right on my nose! XD

Ok, not really. I actually got it from the Les Sucreries De Fairy booth at TLC, which is a whole lot easier than waiting for one to land on your nose. My little guy is purple, but in the box, you’ll find his buddies in blue, orange, pink, and rainbow.

The 4th birthday round of The Liaison Collaborative will be open until 30 March, so SPRING on over to pick up the fabulous gifts (see what I did there?)! 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.6
Head Applier: Glam Affair Ravenna
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes Ice
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Zoya
Dragonfly: Les Sucreries De Fairy Cute Lotus Purple Dragonfly on Nose (free gift @ TLC)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Bracelet: Have Unequal Pandora Bracelet (free gift @ TLC)
Dress: Neve Shifty Spring (free gift @ TLC)
Pose: aDORKable Poses

Decor Items…

Studio Skye Enchanted Woods
Decor Junction / Shutter Field Adirondack Seat Green
JIAN Raccoon Stump

 

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Just One Day

Snapshot_001A Shadow In The Night

Good evening FabFree Readers!  As I was sitting down to dinner tonight, I noticed one of my pups (Shadow) was missing.  I wasn’t all that surprised…  often I find him on Serena’s doorstep all googley eyed, peering in the window while one of her dogs peers back out.  With the help of a trusty flashlight that I was able to pick up at Ironwood Hills for free at their landing point, I caught him about half way to Serena’s and boy was he disappointed.  Back to the dog house with you Shadow!

About My Dog Chasing Outfit

I put my outfit together this morning with some free pieces of the new 7Seas Fishing Prize called “Just One Day” at Sn@tch!  I am wearing the Kari Velvet Halter Top, Jessie Skater Skirt and Ribbed Tights (Omega Applier), however you can fish for the whole set that contains the 25 mix and matchable pieces shown below in the vendor ad.
Sn@tch Fish 4 This-Just One Day Vendor Ad SMIf you are unfamiliar with how 7Seas Fishing works in Second Life, you simply need to pick up the one time purchase fishing rod for 100L at the pond vendor, then you can fish for free over and over for future prizes!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – TRUTH Bexley
Shirt – Sn@tch Kari Velvet Halter Top (free / 0L / 7Seas Fishing Vendor)
Skirt – Sn@tch Jessie Skater Skirt (free / 0L / 7Seas Fishing Vendor)
Stockings – Sn@tch Ribbed Tights Dark Omega HUD (free / 0L / 7Seas Fishing Vendor)
Boots – Reign ANAIYA Boots (free group gift / 0L / 250L to join)
Flashlight – MESH Flashlight for Either Hand V.1.0 (free @ Ironwood Hills)
Dog – JIAN Lively Labs Adult Companion (50L per play / instore gacha)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Ironwood Hills

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To Tell You The Truth…

Snapshot_001Just calling you all up to say “GURRRLS!  You have got to check out this Alaska Metro Hunt at The Free Dove!” 

You Really Must

If you STILL haven’t checked out the amazing hunt being hosted by The Free Dove – prizes courtesy of Alaskametro even after my last post, I am hoping this one will send you there!  It will take you just a few minutes to wander around and pick up 10 light pink glittery balloon hearts with free prizes inside…  and who knows what else you’ll find.  There is always so much going on there.

In my photo above you’ll see me displaying:

  • #5 – Bette Applier Lingerie
  • #6 – Rouge Hearts Glitter Nail Polish
  • #8 – Black Silk Stay Up Stockings

The Bette Lingerie can be worn all together or panties alone as per the applier hud options and is compatible with the following bodies:

  • System
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Omega

Let Your Hair Down… Or Not!

Truth Hawks of Truth wants you to have the choice to let your hair down or not, and he wants you to  have that choice for free!  He has just sent out his new group gift for February and it includes full fatpacks of colours in the Char (up-do) and HoneyAna (side messy braid) as shown in my photos below.  I really like both of these so much, I probably would have purchased them, so I am really glad I had joined that VIP group!  If you are not currently in the group, it will set you back 300L, however based on previous gifts you won’t be feeling financially stung a bit!

TruthFebGGYou got it…  This was day six of the stocking up on free-ish lingerie challenge!

More Lingerie For Valentine’s Day

  1. Tickled Pink
  2. In Mint Condition
  3. Make Him Purr
  4. Not Your Granny’s Panties
  5. Listen For The Siren’s Song

I’ll be back tomorrow with “Day 7!”

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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Nail Applier – Alaskametro Rouge Hearts Glitter Nailpolish (free / 0L / The Free Dove Hunt)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Char & HoneyAna (free group gift / 0L / 300L to join)
Lingerie – Alaskametro Bette Applier Lingerie Cranberry (free / 0L / The Free Dove Hunt)
Shoes – fri.day Audrey Pumps
Stockings – Alaskametro Black Silk Stayup Stockings (free / 0L / The Free Dove Hunt)

Pose – FOCUS Poses Mesh Vanity Set (80L / marketplace)
Dog – JIAN Holiday Huskies (50L per play / instore gacha)

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Hazy Shade Of Winter

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Hi there Fabulous Readers!  I am so glad to be home after a nasty morning of trying to navigate first through the freshly dumped snow and treacherous icy roads, and then again in the supermarket where everyone appeared to have woken up on the wrong side of the bed.  I won’t even mention the events in the parking lot afterward… It’s still too fresh in my mind!  I was off work on Friday…  should have done it then! (head/desk)

A Supermarket Meltdown

I actually saw one man have a melt down in the salad dressing aisle when he realized that the elderly lady hogging the whole aisle that he had cleverly tried to avoid by skipping one row was now in front of him again.  Without any regard to who was around him, he just dropped his head to the handle of his shopping cart and groaned.  I nodded my head at him understandingly when he noticed I caught that and all either of us could do was laugh and look forward to following that woman’s buggy all the way through the entire store…  and we did.

Free As A Dove

When I got home, I wanted nothing more than a stiff drink lol, but it was too early for that so I decide a little blog therapy was in order!  I popped into Second Life and took a trip to The Free Dove where I found that Hilly Haalan has an amazing complete outfit set out there for all to pick up for FREE on the clothing table.

The Coco Outfit includes the following pieces all in mesh sizing with necessary alphas for those on the system body:

  • Sweater
  • Pants
  • Boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Purse

/me looks at the weather forecast…  MORE SNOW -.-

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Debra
Complete Outfit – Hilly Haalan Coco Outfit (free / 0L @ The Free Dove)
Dog – Jian Holiday Huskies (50L per play / instore gacha)
Sim – The Enchanted Isle

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Leather and Lace

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Hey Fab Folks!  While I was at Nala Designs the other day picking up the Avangardista group gift I showed you [HERE], I noticed that upstairs in the outlet area there are 2 group lucky boards.  Both prizes are really nice, however this one in particular that I am wearing today really caught my eye!  The group is 100L to join, but once you join, you can take advantage of group gifts, lucky boards and midnight mania offers that are group exclusives.

Getting Lucky At Nala Designs

If your lucky letter comes up on the board, you’ll be gifted the Rachel Red Outfit that includes the lace textured leather jacket and grey leggings shown on my avatar.  The jacket comes in classic and fitted mesh in XS – XL, and the pants come in standard mesh sizes XXS-L, Belleza, Slink, Maitreya, TMP.  Alpha layers are included for both, should you require them.

Aww, Thanks Izzy!

I also wanted to take a minute to thank Izzy C. for sending me this adorable Sheltie that I have decided to call Daisy!  As instructed, as a precaution… I am keeping it far away from Carson so that it is not abducted as my little Dalmation pup was back in December [HERE] when his grinchy side snuck out and he tried to steal Christmas.  He does seem in brighter spirits this year, however I still have my eye on him.  If you’d like one of your own JIAN Sheltie Companions, you can try your luck for one at this round of The Epiphany for just 50L per play.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy

Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Ari
Outfit – Nala Designs Rachel Red (free group  lucky board prize / 0L / 100L to join)
Boots – Bueno Fringe Boots
Dog – JIAN Southern Shelties 3 RARE (gacha @ The Epiphany)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Winter Trace

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These Boots Are Made For… Kittens

Puppies & Kitties

Uninvited Guests

Unlike at Edi’s place, I think it may literally be raining cats and dogs at my house!

I stumbled down the stairs this morning to make coffee, only to find Finnoula staring out the front door at the strangest sight. My neighbor’s Corgi puppies had gotten loose (again) and were sitting on my porch curiously watching two kittens slumbering away in my new boots. It was all very sweet and surreal… until Finn’s protective nature got the better of her and she started to bark, setting off a chain reaction of puppy yapping, scared-kitty screeching, fur flying… what a way to start the morning! 😯

Cuteness Overload

JIAN makes some of the cutest animals on the grid, and I was delighted to receive these sweet kitten-booties as the latest group gift. Two versions are included in the box: one for wearing, and this adorbs decor version for rezzing (only 2 LI). The wearable version has a wide-awake kitty on each boot, and not only do they ride along, but they even move and meow (which you can turn off, once you’ve had enough of that)! Both versions have a texture-change menu so you can choose from 3 boot colors, 9 kitty colors, and resize to your liking.

As with all JIAN products, these kitty boots are amazingly well detailed. Best part? The group is FREE to join so you can pick up the kitty boots as well as several other group gifts that are still available. 🙂

 

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Decor Items…

JIAN Kitten Booties Decor Sleepies (free group gift / free to join)
MishMish Corgi Puppies (exclusive for January 2017 Luxe Box)
Virtual Kennel Club Silver Siberian Husky
{what next} Cutesy Doormat
Dutchie Lavender 2
Apple Fall Straw Broom (25L)