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Backyard Cuddles

Backyard Cuddles

Weary of the indoors Blue and I retreated to the sanctuary of our own backyard. Relaxing in our comfiest attire, and enjoying the fresh air, the rest of the world and all its troubles seemed to melt away, at least for the moment.

Hi Fab Free, I’m here to tell you that you can create the bulk of this backyard retreat and have the comfy pajamas for free, thanks to Stay at Home Club gifts by X-Clusives Animations, and Tori’s Stylez. Keep reading for all the details, full credits are listed at the end as always.

X-Clusives Animations

I cannot praise this hanging swing set by X-Clusives Animations enough. Not only is the tree with the swing beautiful, the poses are quality. Additionally this free Stay at Home Club gift includes a few detailed landscaping elements to help you create a little atmosphere.

Tori’s Stylez

It doesn’t get much cuter than sleepy panda pajamas. These pajama sets are free at Tori’s Stylez for the Stay at Home Club. In addition to the men’s set, and women’s set, there is a matching set for child avatars so you can dress the whole family. These fun free jammies from Tori’s Stylez come with a color change hud with 8 color choices. The women’s and the kid’s sets also include a matching top.

Women’s Sizes: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Tonic (Curvy, Fine), TMP, Fitmesh (xxs – L)
Men’s Sizes: Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni, Slink, TMP, Standard Mesh (xs – XL)

TS - Stay at Home Club Gift

 

What Blue is Wearing:

HairSintiklia – Stephan
HeadCatwa Dude
EyesMadame Noir – Paradise Eyes – Free Stay at Home Club Gift
SkinStray Dog – Aspen Tone 5
PajamasTori’s Stylez – TS Snooze – Dads – Free Stay at Home Club Gift
BodyBelleza Jake

What Pru is Wearing:

HairTRUTH – Euphoria
HeadCatwa Koura
EyesBuzzeri – Celestial Eyes – Hazel
SkinEssences – Susanne
GlassesMIDNA  – Giseli Glasses
Necklace –  Vero Modero – VM Love Necklace – Hers
PajamasTori’s Stylez – TS Snooze – Mum – Free Stay at Home Club Gift 
TattooADA Tattoo Shop – Subtle Floral Sleeve
BodyMaitreya Lara

Our Backyard:

Tree Swing & ExtrasX-Clusives Animations – Only For You Couples Tree & Swing – Free Stay at Home Club Gift 

  • Tree & Swing
  •  Buttercup Flower
  •  Cracked Cobblestone
  •  Creeping Purple Flowers
  •  Tire with Flowers
  •  Wildflowers Patch
  •  X-Pressions – Facial Expression Hud

Hanging PlanterMyst – Faucet Planter
Bike PlanterSimply Shelby – Garden Bike Planter – Rose
Planter BoxHJM Designs – Beautiful Day Planter
Stump w/RosesLacrime – Dream Stump – Turquoise Roses – Free Event Group Gift/Event Group is Free to Join – @La Vie en Pose
BicycleDench Designs – Decorative Bicycle
FenceMarushin – Board Fence Sample 2


Enchanted Easter

Enchanted Easter

Hello Fab Free, thanks for being here. My guy Blue and I were talking the other day and he started telling me about a dollarbie hunt a Simply Shelby that had lots of purple, unicorns, crystals, and fanciful things. I didin’t need to hear anything else. Are you kidding me? Unicorns, crystals, and lots of purple? I was in!

There are 12 pink, blue, or yellow Easter eggs hidden around the grounds at Simply Shelby for the Starry Skies Easter Egg Hunt. This hunt will last from now until April 14th.  All the prize eggs are priced at just 1 linden each. In each egg there is a landscaping or décor item that is either Easter or fantasy themed, and most of them include the color purple. With the exception of the flowery grass filling in, everything in the above scene is a dollarbie hunt prize.

Lastly, there are 2 additional shops with their own prizes as part of the Starry Skies Easter Egg Hunt. I’ve included the ad for this hunt below to give you a preview. If you click on the hunt sign at any participating location, you should get a notecard with some hunt information and the landmarks to all 3 participating locations.

Happy Hunting Fab Free!

Starry Skies Easter Egg Hunt

Credits:

Furniture/Landscaping/DécorSimply Shelby for the Starry Skies Easter Egg Hunt – 1L per prize

  • Enchanted Unicorn Garden – purple
  • Cherished Bench Set -purple
  • Wildflowers Pixe Tree – spring purple
  • Earth Pixie special edition  – purple
  • Easter Egg Floral – purple
  • Enchanted Unicorn Meadow – purple
  • Crystal Forest Bench purple
  • Easter Egg Floral – white
  • Giant Easter Egg – yellow
  • Easter Egg Candles
  • Copper Egg Votive Candles (touch wick on/off)

Floral GrassLunaria – Fluffy Grass

 

 


Tiptoeing Through the Tulips

These Boots

Hello again Fab Free’rs, and welcome back to the blog! I’ve got group gift goodness from Eudora, Carol G, and Lunaria to share with you today. These boots may or may not have been made for walking but they sure look cute on. They also happen to be a new group gift at Eudora. My leg tattoo is also a group gift. This tattoo is one of several group gifts at Carol G. Lastly, if you’re doing any landscaping on a budget I suggest heading over to Lunaria and picking up one or all of their many group gifts. Keep reading for more details, or scroll on down to the bottom for full credits and links.

Eudora

I love the detail in these high heeled boots by Eudora. They are the most recent group gift at Eudora with a one time group join fee of 50 linden. The boots come in a Maitreya fit only, with a loose fit option. They also have a texture change hud so you can wear the brown and tan version shown, or a gorgeous black version of the boot. The hud also allows you to pick from a few presets for the color of the sole and the metal parts of the shoe.

Carol G

This whimsical inspirational tattoo is one of quite a few group gift tattoos at Carol G. Also, there are several male tattoo gifts. This particular gift reads “Moved by the freedom to be who it is” which I think is a lovely sentiment. The tattoo comes in several appliers. There are also 2 mini mania boards, and a free tattoo raffle for Carol G group members. The group has a one time join fee of 250 linden. Lastly, while this is not a “new” gift, it has been updated to included Legacy body appliers.

Appliers Included: Maitreya, Belleza, Omega, Legacy, Slink

Lunaria

I love fall and winter, however I think I’ve been secretly missing spring. Feeling the desire to add some spring-like elements to my landscape without spending a lot of linden, I decided to poke around at Lunaria. Much to my delight I found quite a few free group gifts for all seasons, and there are lucky letter boards with clothing items. Not to mention the fact that the Lunaria group is free to join. I picked up this pretty pink tulip field for free just by joining the free group and clicking the gift vendor.

Here are the details:

BodyMaitreya Lara
SkinYS&YS – Kitty
TattooCarol G – Freedom Leg Tattoo – Free Group Gift/Group is 250L to Join 
BootsEudora3D Patent Boots (Maitreya) – Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join 
Rocks[DDD] Rock Path
Tulips.Lunaria. Pink Tulips – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join 
*Pose by Foxcity
*Photo taken at a private location


Goldfish

Goldfish Pond
Goldfish are one of the many little creatures that I have an unexplainable affinity for. I even have a goldfish tattoo in my real life. I think it goes without saying that I “needed” this goldfish pond in my Second Life.  The above photo is a very close up picture of the free Medieval Fantasy Hunt prize by Simply Shelby. This Japanese inspired pond comes with 2 types of optional animated goldfish to swim merrily through the water. The goldfish also have animated tails so that they don’t just glide motionlessly, they actually appear to swim. This pretty landscape item by Simply Shelby is again a free gift on the Medieval Fantasy Hunt. The hunt object is a little bonsai tree. Happy Hunting!

Hint – Cool your toes with the pixie. 


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The Wildflower Ruins

Wild Flower Ruins
Hello Fabulous Fab Free’rs! I have something a little different for you today. The gorgeous setting above is one of several 30 Linden Saturday sale items at Simply Shelby. Before I go on about all the cool features of this piece, I want to point out that this is last Saturday’s sale item. That means that it is only available for 30 lindens through the end of Friday. After Friday, there will be new sale items. This cool scene comes in a rez box for easy setup. Everything pictured is included. the rocks, the flowers, even the adorable deer.  Also, this scene by Simply Shelby has a few extra  items in the package. The optional add-ons include animated fish, swimming ducks, and a sunbeam for extra detail. Aptly named the Wildflower Ruins, this set also has several built in individual and couple’s poses. I don’t mind telling you I did test the poses, and they are all l quite nice. To get your copy of this fantastic set just head over to Simply Shelby and go to the building that says “Sales” and you’ll find all the current 30 Linden Saturday sale items. There are several items, so I have added an additional photo below. Happy Shopping Fab Free!

Don’t forget! These are last week’s 30 Linden Saturday sale items at Simply Shelby. They will change this Saturday!


Follow the Moon to the Storax Tree

Follow the Moon
Hi There Fab Free! I’m glad you’re here. I’ve got a little something different from The Cart Sale to share with you today. Storax Tree has put out these cool highly detailed decorative hedge pieces. There’s a topiary, and arched hedges, all you’d need to create beautiful landscaping borders can be found at the Storax Tree Cart Sale booth. Each piece has resize scripts for extra versatility and all are able to be copied. Lastly, everything is 10 linden at the Storax Tree Cart Sale booth. You could even make your own hedge maze! Keep reading for the little details.

The Hedges – Currently @Storax Tree’s Cart Sale Booth:

  • Versailles Arch Hedge A8 – 10L
  • Versailles Arch Hedge B8  – 10L
  • Versailles Topiary Hedge A8 – 10L
  • Versailles Topiary Hedge B8  – 10L
  • Versailles Hedge A8 – 10L
  • Versailles Hedge B8 – 10L

What Pru’s Wearing:

Hair w/Hat – Wasabi // Willow Mesh Hair
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Top & Jacket – Oubliette– Midnight Moon Child Jacket – Currently @Winter’s Hollow
Skirt – Oubliette– Midnight Portia Skirt – Currently @Winter’s Hollow
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Pose by Foxcity
Private Location

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Waiting for The Great Pumpkin

Waiting for The Great Pumpkin
Hello again Fab Free’rs! Thanks for being here. Just like Linus, Pru finds a pumpkin patch to wait in for The Great Pumpkin to appear. Maybe one day he’ll actually appear! This particular pumpkin patch complete with little twinkle lights and pumpkin blossoms is a 10 linden Pumpkin Hunt prize by Lunaria at the Fall Festival for Parkinson’s. Each of the stores has a 10 linden pumpkin, and there are additional pumpkins in the shop booths outside. Most if not all the proceeds from the sales of the pumpkins will go to help fund research for Parkinson’s. I can’t think of a better reason to spend 10 lindens!

Along with the dreamy pumpkin patch prize, Pru picked up this cute coffin dress from Grumble. It’s a single strap dress with a spooky cute coffin pattern on the top. The dress is in the 10 linden pumpkin from Grumble at the Fall Festival. It comes in the following sizes: Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique, eBody Curvy, Tonic Fine, Tonic Curvy, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus).

Last but not least the long dark hairstyle is one of two 10 linden pumpkin prizes by Firelight at the Fall Festival. This style is called Ophelia. The Ophelia hairstyle Pumpkin Hunt gift comes with a black and white color change hud, and has a tinting hud to allow you to add a tint to either color.

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – !!Firelight!! Ophelia Black&White – 10L Pumpkin Hunt @The Fall Festival for Parkinson’s
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Dress – Grumble-Coffin Dress – 10L Pumpkin Hunt @The Fallm Festival for Parkinson’s
Boots – #EMPIRE – Aquilegia
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Pumpkin Patch – .Lunaria. Pumpkin Patch – 10L Pumpkin Hunt @The Fall Festival for Parkinson’s
*Pose by Indigo

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Just Boating Around

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Roleplayers are you ready for amazing props! I have to give props to the Gacha Guardians for some amazing gifts that will have your roleplay enhanced if you stop by to pick up their free gifts! Props for everyone! And free too!

By the water

I stopped by the Gacha Guardians event and joined the free Gimme Gacha group (you’ll need the tag to get the gifts) and ran all over picking up the 38 free gifts that are scattered around the event. I set out two of them (but really they equate to three) here to share with you!

Just boating around

Unkindness has out a free gift you won’t want to miss! Stop by their gacha machine with your Gimme Gacha tag on and pick up their free gift of these Forgotten Oasis Boats. These one piece, highly detailed, mesh boats are only 9 prim when rezzed out and are really beautiful and perfect for any modern, medieval, or fantasy setting. They are perfect for enhancing a roleplay setting or any landscape really. And who can pass up free!

The bears the thing.

Breaux Jr. gave out a gift and at first I thought it was the box! I rezzed their box and it was this one prim adorable little baby bear! How cute is that?! And only 1 prim! Ohmygosh! He would make a great prop for any landscape!

Then I realized he was actually the box for another free gift that is inside him! “Open” him up and you get the free torch that I have rezzed out as well. This gift is also courtesy free of the Gacha Guardians event.

Lots more to be had!

Be sure to pick up all 38 free gifts. You never know what treasures you’ll find!

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The stuff…

Boats – unKindness – Forgotten Oasis Boats (Free Gimme Gacha Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) at the Gacha Gaurdians
Bear – Breaux Jr. Gift Box (not the gift item itself) (Free Gimme Gacha Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) at the Gacha Gaurdians
Torch – Breaux Jr. – Indie Summer Group Gift~ Torch (Free Gimme Gacha Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) at the Gacha Gaurdians

Sim Location – Revenland Medieval Roleplay Sim

Astrids Signature


Fab Free Designer Friday – 12/02/2016 – Crys Secret Garden

Crys Secret Garden ExteriorHello Fab Free’rs, it’s that time of the week again when we get to talk about one of our Fabulous designers. This week’s pick is Crys Secret Garden. I have to tell you, as lovely as I think my photo turned out, it doesn’t do the Crys Secret Garden shop justice. My poor little laptop just cannot keep up these days! That said, the grounds surrounding the store, and even the shop its self are delightful to explore. Crys Secret Garden is the type of shop you’ll want to take a moment to wander through. There are lots of fun little spots to enjoy, even a little fishing pond! Not to mention just about everything can be purchased so you can create equally whimsical environments of your own.
Crys GiftsThe Crys Secret Garden shop has much of what the name suggests it might. There are lots of landscaping, garden, and decor type items. Additionally you’ll find several opportunities to receive FREE gifts and purchase inexpensive items. At the entrance there are trails leading you to some of the specials and event items so you don’t accidentally miss them. Once you’re inside there’s a cutely decorated information corner to the right where you’ll find the subscriber, group joiner, and information boards. I noticed the shop is participating in a holiday hunt! Right now Crys Secret Garden also has a group gift up, a Midnight Mania Board (no group needed), our Fabulous Fab Free exclusive group gift, and another FREE gift I’ve not seen anywhere else. Above the Crys Secret Garden group gift you’ll see a board that asks how you found the shop. Click the sign, then type your answer in open chat and you’ll instantly be sent a FREE gift. The Crys Secret Garden group is FREE to join. Also, don’t forget to wear your Fab Free group tag pick up the Fab Free group exclusive gift was previously blogged by Astrid here. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your space, or just want to hang out and explore, I highly suggest you take a moment and check out Crys Secret Garden.


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A Dress, Baubles, and Claws – Oh, My!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here’s how to write your own fairy tale…

Skin — Glam Affair Eles in Jamaica

Eyes — Pulse Mesh Eyes, Femke in Raven

Hair — Truth Hair – Ami @ ~uber~

Hands and Feet — Slink

Body — Maitreya Lara

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poses by Eternal Dream

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