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Bug Me

You Bug Me

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly. 
~Barbara Haines Howett

Happy weekend, fabulous readers! The spring air was so warm and inviting this morning that I felt inspired to visit the Butterfly Conservatory to check out the butterflies. The Butterfly Conservatory is beautiful, as well as educational; not only did I learn about many different species of butterflies, but I also picked up a few tips on what we can do to help save the bees.

To be honest, I learned way more than I ever needed to know about insects… including this guy, who stared me down while his fanny blinked like a lightbulb. We don’t have “lightning bugs” in my neck of the real world, but I do hope the real ones are a bit smaller. Thank goodness he couldn’t get out of his box! 😯

Out of My Cocoon

The butterflies weren’t the only ones spreading their wings this morning. Earlier in the week, Nala Design put out a new gift for Fab Free group members, and I fluttered right over right away to snatch it up. I really like the classic design of this dress, making it perfect not only for a walk in the park but also for the office, shopping, or an evening out with your sweetie.

The Sleeveless Dress in Stone includes the belt and comes in the following sizes:

  • Standard mesh XS-XL with alpha
  • FITMESH XS-XL
  • Belleza
  • Slink
  • Maitreya

To grab this gift for yourself, head over to Nala Design and activate your Fabulously Free in SL in-world group tag. The group is free to join.

Oh! And I added the Sassy/Classy Bag in black and silver, which is only 25L at Duh! I do love me some handbags! ❤

I feel the need to fly off and plant a virtual butterfly garden now. Enjoy the rest of your day! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Pamela (April Powder Pack exclusive)
Eyes: LeLutka Simone Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Magika You
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Filigree Oval Necklace
Bracelets: Maxi Gossamer Damasc Bangles
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress: Nala Design Sleeveless Dress Stone (Fab Free group gift / free to join)
Shoes: fri.day Stella Sandals (featured @ kustom9)
Handbag: Duh! Sassy/Classy Bag (25L)
Pose: aDORKable Poses
Location: Butterfly Conservatory

 

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It’s Easy Being Green

Sunflowers

Real life has been crazy busy for the past week! I really needed a chance to get out of my head for a while, so I took a ride in the fresh country air at Le Sixieme Sens. As you can see, the sunflowers are in full bloom, and nothing says “happy” like a field of sunflowers! 🙂

Going Green

Earlier in the week, I was looking for a gift to show you when I accidentally stumbled into a new-to-me store called I.M. Collection. I never did find the gift I was originally looking for, but what I did find is just as good!

The I.M. Collection in-world group is free to join (for now), and there are 3 4 gifts on the wall – one of which is this cute and comfy green ensemble. Belle includes the trousers and top and is sized for Maitreya and Slink (Physique and Hourglass) mesh bodies.

UPDATE: I just got a notice that the group fee will be raised from 0L to 50L very soon, so be sure you join quickly if you want to join for free!

I’m off to do a little more riding and relaxing. Have a wonderful weekend, fabulous readers!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Pamela (April Powder Pack exclusive)
Eyes: LeLutka Simone Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR HoneyAna
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Pants/Top: I.M. Collection Belle (group gift / free to join)
Shoes: fri.day Buffy Sandals (featured @ Bloom)
Bicycle: what next Brighton Bicycle
Location: Le Sixieme Sens

 

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Bunny Hop

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Happy Easter, fabulous readers!

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend! I’m getting ready for the family to visit with this amazing party set from Aphrodite. I can’t wait to cut into that yummy chocolate cake, and… oh no, FINN! You naughty girl! Get down from there! 😮

That silly dog, she just gets into everything, lol!

Dressed Up From Ears to Toes

I hopped over to Prism and picked up this festive, sexy mini dress. I love the old-fashioned Easter Bunny print, which reminds me a bit of Beatrix Potter. The dress comes in the following sizes:

  • FITMESH XS – L with alpha
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

For what it’s worth, I found the Maitreya size to be a bit too large, so I opted to wear the FITMESH S instead. If you find that one size doesn’t fit you, try another!

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Accessories for Busy Bunnies

So many more gifts to tell you about here!

  • My Cute Bunny Ears headband is a Marketplace dollarbie from -LpOca-. There is no resizer, but you can do an old-school Edit > Stretch if you need to change the size.
  • The bunny makeup is a free Easter gift from Izzie’s. No group is required, just click to pay 0L. Appliers are included for Catwa, LOGO (Omega), and LeLutka Bento mesh heads, as well as tattoo layers for classic avatars. You can apply the eye makeup, whiskers (white or black), and lipstick separately, and a button to CLEAR is included for each (I love that!).
  • My necklace is a group gift from CHAIN. It comes in materials, materials + glow, and “regular” (for lack of a better term). A texture-change HUD with 8 metal colors is also included. To access the resize menu, just click on the necklace.
  • Last by not least, my nails are the latest Fab Free Group Gift from Hello Dave. There are not one, but THREE, FabFree gifts at Hello Dave, so hop on over and pop on your FabFree group tag to pick them all up! 😀

 

 

Have a wonderful Easter, everyone!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: Glam Affair Maria (March Powder Pack exclusive)
Makeup: Izzie’s Bunny Makeup (free gift / 0L)
Eyes: LeLutka Simone Eyes
Bunny Ears: -LpOca- Cute Bunny Ears (1L)
Body: Maitreya Lara 4.0
Necklace: CHAIN Blessed Necklace (group gift / 25L to join)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR AveryElena (group gift / originally shown HERE by Love)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Nails: Hello Dave Speckled Eggs (FabFree group gift / free to join)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress: Prism Farah Easter Bunny (group gift / free to join)
Shoes: fri.day Rita Sandals (featured @ Collabor88)
Poses: Sari-Sari Bunny (Bento)

Decor Items…

Aphrodite Easter Party Mini Set
Virtual Kennel Club Silver Husky

 

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The Warmth of the Sun

The Warmth of the Sun

Greetings, fabulous readers! Today, I’m sharing two more free gifts from the anniversary round of Designer Circle!

This sweet, sexy top is the Designer Circle gift from MOoH! It comes with a texture-change HUD with 4 really pretty floral prints inside, and is available in the following sizes:

  • Standard mesh S and L with an alpha
  • eBODY
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass

Since I’m a sucker for florals, I decided to extend the motif with a floral tattoo. The Femina Tattoo is the Designer Circle gift from Pin Up, and it comes with appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, and Omega. The tattoo also has a rose on the belly button, as well as a rose vine on the lower back.

You have until April 1st to grab the fabulous gifts at the anniversary round of Designer Circle.

Check out these posts about Designer Circle gifts, in case you missed them:

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.6
Head Applier: Glam Affair Ravenna
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes Ice
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Body: Maitreya Lara
Necklace: Amala The Scarlett Necklace
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Gretchen
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Top: MOoH! Chrissy Top Flower (free gift @ Designer Circle)
Tattoo: Pin Up Femina Tattoo (free gift @ Designer Circle)
Pants: Hucci Starburst Jeans (featured @ Mesh Body Addicts)
Shoes: Livalle Flup-Flops
Location: Baja Bay

 

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Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Irish Eyes Are Smiling

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

~Traditional Gaelic Blessing

 Kiss Me, I’m (Really) Irish

I know, Carson already said that. But I’m saying it, too. 😉

My grandmother was 100% Irish, and it was her grandparents who immigrated from Ireland during the potato famine years. I grew up hearing plenty of Irish quotes and sayings, my favorite of which was, “May you be in heaven a full half-hour before the devil knows you’re dead.” I’m not exactly sure how that works, but to this day, I still hope I can do it! 😀

But hey, enough of my family history… on to the free stuff!

Let’s Get This Party Started!

This sexy, little dress is a free subscriber gift from Nerido. No group space is required; just hit the subscriber button and wait for your gift. I’ll admit that it actually took several hours to receive mine – I don’t know if this was an SL glitch or just a slow delivery system. But if you don’t receive your gift right away, just be patient.

The dress comes in this cute shamrock and horseshoe design, as well as a solid green version, and is sized for:

  • Belleza Freya and Isis
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass

The Wearing of (More) Green

I kind of picked up these shoes by accident. I was hopping around the grid looking for something festive to wear and found myself at Precious Designs. Apparently, I clicked on a Mini Mania board because the shoes showed up in my inventory a few hours later – yay! They are sized to fit Slink High Feet only, but they do come with a 10-color texture change HUD, making them super versatile.

Note: the Mini Mania boards at Precious Designs change, and these particular shoes were not available when I went back today to take a look. But the shoes that were available are just as cute, so be sure to hit the board anyway.

My earrings and bracelets are by Heartsdale Jewellery as a free group gift for The Weekly Limited. Again, finding them was a bit of an accident. I had dropped in at the store to look for a different gift and found the pretty Green Goddess set instead (there is also a matching choker). Must be the luck of the Irish! 😀

Last but not least, my shamrock glasses are a free gift from Boutique 187. No group is required; just pay the 0L. Touch the glasses to activate the resizer.

Enjoy the rest of your St. Patrick’s Day! Sláinte mhaith!

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.6
Head Applier: Glam Affair Ravenna
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Tableau Vivant Bow Updo
Earrings: Heartsdale Jewellery Green Goddess (The Weekly Limited group gift / 1L to join)
Bangles: Heartsdale Jewellery Green Goddess (The Weekly Limited group gift / 1L to join)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress: Nerido Chloe St. Patrick’s Day (free subscriber gift)
Glasses:  Boutique 187 St. Patrick’s Day Gift (free gift / 0L)
Shoes: Rowena’s Designs Marcie Heels (free Mini Mania)
Pose: Focus Poses

Decor Items…

Aphrodite St. Patrick’s Day Mini Party

 

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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! 😄

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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Say, “Cheese!

Say "Cheese!"

After a week of having no cell phone, I was so excited to get my replacement phone in the mail today! In fact, I’ve been running around taking pictures with it all day… and making a bit of a nuisance of myself, I think. I’m still sad that I lost a bunch of photos that I neglected to back up, but I guess some lessons just have to be learned the hard way. Hopefully, the 99 cents a month that I’ve decided to fork over to upgrade my iCloud account will keep this from happening in the future. 😛

Ok, enough babbling about my sad phone story.

Sweater Weather

This cute skirt and sweater combo is the March group gift from RiR Life. I love the detailed texture of the sweater; it’s romantic and sporty and perfect for those late winter/early spring days when you still need a little warmth. The outfit comes as one piece and is sized for:

  • Standard Classic Avatar (one size)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • eBody
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass

Smile!

I found this cute selfie pose by Mirukuti on the Marketplace for just 5L. It does not come with a phone prop, so I used the one that came with my Vista Animations Miriam AO. I’m sure any phone prop would work fine, though.

Thank goodness these deer are being so patient with me. Cheese! 😀

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.6
Head Applier: Glam Affair Ravenna
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes Fjord
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Delaney
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Sweater/Skirt: RiR Life Romantic Outfit (group gift / 10L to join)
Shoes: fri.day Casey Plats (featured @ Uber)
Socks: fri.day Cozy Socks (75L)
Pose: Mirukuti Selfie Pose (5L / phone prop by Vista Animations)
Location: Land of Rainbows

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It’s Friday, I’m in Love

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Happy Friday, fabulous readers! And what a crazy, bizarre week this has been! The “highlight” of my week was accidentally tossing my cell phone in the washer with a load of laundry. GAAAH! My poor baby is dead, but at least she smells good. 😥

To cheer myself up, I grabbed Finn and headed over to Summer Trace for a relaxing walk in the sun. Finn had a grand old time chasing the birds (which she never caught), and I enjoyed the pretty flowers and ocean breeze. Ahhhh.

Dressed Up to the Eyes

My dress is the latest Fab Free group gift from No Cabide. The Jayne Mini Dress comes in the following sizes:

  • Standard mesh XXS-L with alpha layer
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • TMP

You also get an amazing texture-change HUD which includes 10 dress fabrics, as well as 10 strap textures. To grab your gift, activate your Fabulously Free in SL in-world group tag and pop on over to No Cabide.

To See Your Shoes and Your Spirits Rise

Continuing my Friday theme… my cute flats happen to be from fri.day! The Bebe Flats (in peachy) are only 50L today for Fifty Linden Friday and are sized for Slink and Maitreya mesh feet. I love the detailed stitching and pretty, feminine bows. 🙂

While you are there, be sure to have a look around the store. Fri.day is having their Semi-Annual Sale from March 3-10, and everything in the store is 50% off (excluding gachas and gift cards). This is a great time to stock up on shoes for spring!

Here’s to a calm, stress-free weekend! 😎

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.6
Head Applier: Glam Affair Ravenna
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes Sky
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Tableau Vivant Side Pony (with LeLutka HB1)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress: No Cabide Jayne Mini Dress (group gift for FabFree members / free to join)
Shoes: fri.day Bebe Flats Peachy (50L for FLF)
Pose: Imeka
Location: Summer Trace

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Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee and Gossip

I needed a little “caffeine therapy” on this rainy (in RL) Monday morning, and I managed to grab Sheidey to join me for some lattes and girl talk. I was so happy to see that spring had sprung at of my favorite SL spots, the Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe.

After gossiping about which hunts had the best gifts, and whether we thought Carson looked better in his Signature or Adam body, I had the nifty idea of snapping a selfie to share on IG. This must have been the laggiest day in SL EVER because what I thought would be a quick pic wound up taking about 20 minutes. Poor Sheidey was so sweet and patient while I fiddled with my slow-moving graphics settings, eventually taking about 3 photos before I crashed and gave up. But I definitely think this one is a keeper! 😀

Make Mine a Venti

Sheidey and I had plenty of Lindens to spend on large, expensive coffee drinks because we had saved so much on our fabulously free outfits! We’re both wearing the latest group gifts from Hilly Haalan: Sheidey in the red Evelyn Dress, and me in the pink Almila Belted Dress. Both dresses include matching shoes.

Sizes for the Almila Belted Dress include:

  • Fitmesh for Classic Avatars
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Shoes for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink feet

Sizes for the Evelyn Dress include:

  • Standard mesh XXS-L with alpha layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • The Mesh Project (TMP)
  • Shoes for Maitreya, Slink, and TMP feet

The Hilly Haalan group is free to join. You can find these dresses in the group notices and at the in-world store (along with LOTS of other gifts). 🙂

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Serena is wearing (left)…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Modish Leta (exclusive for February Powder Pack)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Juicy Drop BENTO Applier (exclusive for February Powder Pack)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Char (group gift / originally blogged by Love)
Necklaces: Maxi Gossamer Color Mixing Pearl Necklaces
Manicure: Hello Dave Lunachick (group gift / 59L to join)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress/Shoes: Hilly Haalan Almila Belted Dress & Millie Plastix Shoes (group gift / free to join)
Pose: Moccino Selfie Friends (65L includes props)
Location: Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe 

Sheidey is wearing (right)…

Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair: DP YUMYUM*86
Eyes: Mesange Athena (free gift)
Dress/Shoes: Hilly Haalan Evelyn Dress & Millie Plastix Shoes (group gift / free to join)
Manicure: Koffin Nails Hypnotic Hearts (XOXO Hunt gift / blogged here by Sheidey)
Hands/Feet: Slink

 

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Home Alone

Close to You

Hey, fabulous readers! I’m happy to be back after a hectic RL out-of-state business trip, and I have some lovely gifts to share with you. ❤

All Dressed Up… And No Place to Go

I’ll be honest: Valentine’s Day is not my favorite holiday. Unlike Love and Carson, my significant other had to work late, and I wound up spending the evening alone. But hey, at least I looked good in this sexy number from Ghee. The Rose Lace Dress is their latest group gift, and includes not only the dress, but also the cute, flat pumps.

The dress comes with a 4-color texture HUD to change the dress color, as well as the lace overlay. The shoes have a HUD which includes the same 4 colors, as well as 6 colors for the toe cap.

Dress sizes:

  • Standard mesh XXS-L with alpha
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass

Shoe sizes:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink

For a little “bling,” I added the newest group gift from Hudson’s Clothing Co., the My Heart Platinum Set, which includes a necklace and earrings. All are resizeable; just touch for the menu.

Gone, But Not Forgotten

My guy may have left me on my own for the evening, but at least he remembered to send me a box of my favorite cookies. And he paid my favorite price – free – leaving him with more money to take me somewhere nice on the weekend. The Happy Valentines Flowered Heart Macaroons are the latest Fab Free Group Gift from Aphrodite Shop. The box opens and closes on touch, and offers as many delicious cookies as you can eat.

Thank goodness I can eat whatever I want in SL without gaining a pound… unlike RL, where I really need to lay off the salted caramels… DOH! 😳

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.3
Head Applier: Glam Affair Ravenna
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes Glass
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Hair: TRUTH HAIR HoneyAna (group gift / originally blogged by Love)
Jewelry: HUDSON’S  (group gift / free to join)
Dress & Shoes: Ghee Rose Lace Dress & Hearts Tip Pumps (group gift / 500L to join)
Candy: Aphrodite Shop Happy Valentines Flowered Heart Macaroons (Fab Free group gift / free to join)

 

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