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Nostalgia

Nostalgic

Have you ever been nostalgic for something? Like the smell of an old bookstore or the sights and sounds of a record store. It’d be great to be able to just snap your finger and be instantly transported into a record store straight outta the movies. Like Championship Vinyl from High Fidelity, Trax from Pretty in Pink, Polymer Records from This is Spinal Tap, Motormouth Maybelle’s in Hairspray, Chelsea Drugstore from A Clockwork Orange, or Empire Records of Empire Records. I think it would be awesome to visit Trax. When I grab the Men Only Hunt gift from Ascend and saw the way the Rick Open button Blazer looked. It gave me them Duckie vibes.

I came up with a Duckie inspired outfit, decked out a record store in 80’s vibes, and put on some Otis Redding. Before you know it I was singing
“All you got to do is, man, hold her when you wanna
Squeeze her, don’t tease her, never leave her
Get to her, got, got, got to try a little tenderness, yeah, yeah
You got to know how to love her, man
Don’t be surprised, man
You got to squeeze her, don’t tease her, never leave
You got to hold her, brother, something, man
Try a little tenderness, yeah, yeah, yeah”
and dancing around just like Duckie. You better dance your way over to Ascend and grab this Rick blazer soon. You only have eight more days before the Men Only Hunt ends. You’ll be looking for a PS controller and this hunt gift will set you back 10L. Pardon me while I dust off my vinyl and get back to dancing and listening to some tunes.

Mesh Sizes: Belleza, Gianni, Legacy
Colour HUD: For Jacket, Shirt colour/graphics, Buttons, and studs

Credits:

Body
Head: Akeruka – AK – Mesh Head Clay
Body: Belleza – Jake
Skin: 7 Deadly Skins – JAIMY Steam
Eyes: Madame Noir – Paradise Eyes
Brows: Mister Razzor: Kanye Eyebrow 1
Hair: Exile – Tommy

Clothing
Jacket/Shirt: Ascend – Rick Open Blazer (Men Only Hunt Gift 10L – Hint: Lets Roll)
Pants: Gild – Skinny pants black

Accessories
Hat: Journalism Fedora (not available)
Glasses: Heth Haute Couture – Wireframe Sunglasses
Pin: Deadwool – Feather brooch – silver

Pose: HelaMiyo – Wait What 4
Picture taken at a private location

Decor
Record shop: Derelict -Record Shop V2
Cash Register: Josianders – Tipjar Cash Register
Speaker: Lake Forest Mall – mesh floor speaker style 5 5p M/C
Record Player: Muniick – 1953 Hi-Fi Turntable
Records on Wall: Consignment – Vinyl Wall
Wall Foam: Akaesha’s – Acoustic Foam
Table: Muniick – Dwyer Vintage Vinyl Collection Side Table
Record Crate: Muniick – Vinyl Collection Crate Vol.1
Record Crate: Muniick – Vinyl Collection Crate Vol.3
Record Crate: Muniick – Vinyl Collection Crate Vol.2
Record Clutter: Muniick – Albums – Scattered
Record: Muniick – Album – Single


Butterfly Kisses

Butterfly Kisses

At times the unexpected happens. One might even say it’s magic in the making. Pru and I have had some magical moments over these years. We got to experience one such moment recently. All we did was take a walk into our own yard. Before we knew it we were surrounded by butterfly after butterfly. We don’t know where they came from, but there they were. It was breathtakingly magical and wondrous all at the same time. Them butterfly kisses are oh so sweet, fast, and a bit ticklish. Nearly made me chuckle and I know Pru giggled.
We enjoyed the perfect moment that seemed to last forever. Even though it was over before we knew it. Good thing I was dressed for it. The Men Only Hunt recently started and I jumped at it. I was able to get this great fitting tank at Kartel and these awesome looking shorts from Odiren. They didn’t cost me a single Linden. Nothing like freebies, especially when it comes to Men stuff. The Men Only Hunt will last Until the end of August. You have plenty of time to grab up all the great gifts. They are not all free the prices range from 0L – 10L. That is still a steal if you ask me. So, GUYS get out there and go hunting. Lastly, take a minute to check out the free L’Homme Magazine group gift facial hair at Mister Razzor. It’s worth the effort.

Kartel MOH Hint – “Always try demo before buying.” 

Odiren MOH Hint – “Find Space”

Facial Hair Layers/Appliers: BOM Layers, Omega Applier
Shirt Sizes: Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni, MeshBody Legacy Male
Short Sizes: Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni, MeshBody Legacy Male

*Men Only Hunt Site: https://flairforevents.wixsite.com/secondlife/men-only-hunt-designers

What Blue is Wearing:

Head: Akeruka – Mesh Head Clay
Body: Belleza – Jake
Skin: Stray Dog – Drake Tone 04
Brows: Mister Razzor: Kanye Eyebrow 1
Hairbase: Not Found – Roy Hairbase Black
Facial Hair: Mister Razzor – Hausen Facial Hair – Free L’Homme August 6th Ann. Gift/Free Group Join
Hair: Modulus – Cole Hair
Shirt: Kartel – Tokyo Tank Top – Free MOH Gift
Shorts: ODIREN – Nik Shorts Grunge – Free MOH Gift

What Pru is Wearing:

Head: Catwa Koura
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: The Skinnery – Bria
Hair: Tableau Vivant – Summer Hairplay – Chinook
Tattoo: Mister Razzor – Bella
Ring: On a Lark – Sun, Moon & Stars Rings
Shirt: Pink Cream Pie – Anya Crop Top [Taco Apart]
Pants: Blueberry – Authentic Jeans – Faded
Shoes: Mosquito’s Way – Joyce

Accessories, Furniture, Decor:

Pergola: Zinnias – Bougainvillea Pergola
Trees: United InshConMagic Forest 
Flowers: Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions – Daisy Flower Patch
Grass: Roawenwood – Green Grass Mesh

Butterflies:

  • Yellow Butterfly – Old World – Butterfly on Nose
  • Red Butterfly – Old World – Butterfly on Flower in Mouth
  • Blue Butterflies – Wasabi – Butterflies Headpiece (Fantasy Faire 2018)
  • Red Butterfly (held)Wasabi – Butterfly Headpiece
  • Orange Butterflies – Persefona – All in Butterflies Set
  • Flying Butterflies – Landscaping by Felix – Butterflies 3 in one (2 versions)
  • Light Blue Butterflies: Wasabi – Butterflies swarm
  • Red Butterflies: Wasabi – Butterflies swarm
  • Blue Monarch Butterfly: [VSM] devil inside…. Poses – Bluemoon Butterfly (old Hunt Gift)
  • Butterflies on head/hands – LOVE -Butterfly Field – Static

Pose: WetCat – Horizon

Photo taken at a private location.


Magic


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Horsing Around


Horsing Around

We are closing in on mid-week and I think it’s time to take some down time, and maybe play a little HORSE. For this post I picked up the Beached Bunny Hunt 9 prize at Freda, and my handsome guy picked up the July group gift at R2A. I think we look great on the court in our red and black. I also picked up this cute pose for just 15 linden on the Marketplace. Keep reading for all the what, where, and how.

Freda Beached Bunny Hunt 9 Prize –

My top and matching shorts are the BBH9 prize at Freda. They are cute as can be, and can be worn together or separate. The BBH9 is a dollarbie hunt meaning all prizes are just 1 linden. The hunt will run through the end of the month, so you’ve got a little time to hunt down this outfit at Freda. The outfit comes in the following sizes: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Ocacin, Voluptuous, and a “Classic Model Size M.” No alpha layer is included however. You’ll be looking for a beach pail full of sand.

Hint – Do not spread all that sand over the work table when picking your gift!

R2A July Group Gift –

The top and matching athletic shorts Blue has on are the free July group gift at R2A. This gift comes with a color change hud for some customization. It also happens to come in quite a few sizes, including some sizes for child/teen avatars. The following sizes are included with this free group gift at R2A: Signature Gianni, Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza Jake, Nx – David, Tweenster, Toddledoo. The R2A group is also free to join at this time.

Vetro Poses Basketball Pose – 

Vetro Poses has quite a few inexpensive poses available on the Marketplace. I picked up their “Couple Playing Basketball 02” pose for just 15 linden on the Marketplace. This pose includes the his and hers poses, along with a basketball, and the option to have a basketball goal (not shown) included with the pose. I wanted to use a different basketball with this pose, so it was derendered and a different ball put in its place.

What Pru is Wearing:

What Blue is Wearing:

  • Hair – Vango – Owen
    Head – Catwa Dude
    Skin – 7DeadlySkins – Spijker Caramel
    Facial Hair – Birth – Goatee
    Outfit – R2A – Active Sport Outfit – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
    Body – NX-Nardcotix – David Mesh Body

Pose – Vetro Poses – Couple Playing Basketball 02 – 15L on the Marketplace  * The ball in the photo is not the one included with the pose. 
Photo taken at Backdrop City

 

 


Fab Free Designer of the Week – Nuts Inc.


Welcome to the Blog Fab Free’rs! I hope you’re ready for this edition of Fab Free Designer of the Week. This time we have the pleasure of sharing Nuts Inc. with you. This fun little shop has brightly colored fashion for men and women. Yep, you read that right, there’s menswear at Nuts Inc. along with ladieswear. As you enter the store you’ll find the clothing separated by women’s fashion on the left and men’s fashion on the right. The clothing styles range from casual wear to formal, and everything in between. I even spotted a ballgown or two. There is also a second floor at Nuts Inc. with a few seasonal and miscellaneous clothing items.

First however you’ll want to stop by the front desk. There you can find a group gift for guys and one for gals. The Nuts Inc. group has a one time join fee of 15 linden. In addition to the current group gifts, you’ll find a 70 linden promotional offer in the same area of the Nuts Inc. store. Just look for it on the wall opposite the desk. Right next to it you’ll spot the colorful Fab Free logo above the current Fabulously Free in SL group gift. You’ll need to wear your Fab Free tag for this one. If you’re not already a member, you can join for free. As you explore the Nuts Inc. shop be sure to make it to the back of the store. It’s there you’ll find a kiosk with quite a few past group gifts still available. Finally, next to the past group gifts you can also get all the store information such as their Flickr and redeliveries. Happy Shopping Fab Free!


Fab Free – Designer Friday – 09/15/2017 – Heaven & Hell

Heaven & Hell Exterior
Hello Hello Fab Free’rs! I’m always glad you’re here, especially on Friday (okay, almost Saturday)! I’m sure it goes without saying that this is indeed the Fab Free Designer Friday post for the week. Heaven & Hell is this week’s featured designer. Also you’ll be happy to know that Heaven & Hell has clothing for ladies as well as gentlemen. Along with clothing you’ll also find shoes at Heaven & Hell. The style could best be described as fun and flirty, leaning more toward casual clothing, but with some what I would call “date night” looks.

From the moment you enter the Heaven & Hell main shop, it’s obvious there is a lot to see. Just to the right of the circulation desk you’ll see boards mentioning associated groups and events. This is also where you can find the exclusive Fabulously Free in SL group gift. The gift is FREE to all Fab Free group members, just be sure to wear your tag. If you’re not already a Fab Free group member, there’s a joiner above the gift. The Fab Free group is and always will be FREE to join.
Heaven & Hell Offers
Once you’ve picked up your copy of the FREE Fab Free group gift previously announced by Love here, follow the trails on the floor toward the Heaven & Hell group gifts. The Heaven & Hell group is also FREE to join. You’ll find a vendor of FREE female Heaven & Hell group gifts to the left and a vendor of FREE male group gifts by Heaven & Hell to the right. Keep following the paths and you’ll come to a wall full of Lucky Letter boards, half of which require the Heaven & Hell group tag to participate, and half are open to everyone. There are male and female gifts in the Lucky Letter boards also. In the center of the Lucky Letter boards are a couple of Midnight Mania boards which also have a male and a female prize. Finally, you’ll also want to take note of the various “special offer” vendors positioned throughout the store. Happy shopping Fab Free! Enjoy all these awesome FREEbies!


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Fab Free Designer of the Week – 08/26/2017 – Tiar

Tiar 1Hello Hello Fab Free’rs! It’s the end of the week and that means a new designer post! This weeks featured designer is none other than Tiar. For those in the Gorean role-play/lifestyle communities in Second Life I would consider Tiar among the top shops for male and female Gorean clothing, as well as some Gorean furniture. That said, Tiar also has a wide range of urban clothing for both men and women as well as contemporary furniture. It’s another one of those shops with something for everyone.

Tiar’s Courtyard

I purposefully neglected to do my usual exterior photo for Tiar because there is just so much to see.  If you wander through the store on your own, you’ll quickly find the room with new releases, and re delivery terminals. In this area of Tiar there is a daily sales item for just 60 lindens (see the bottom photo above). The Tiar landing point is a center courtyard with 4 corners. One corner has the general information about associated groups and events, along with several sale items. You’ll notice the little footprint style markers along the ground leading to the sales boards, most of which are 25 or 35 lindens.

Another corner has a few more sales items, a big raffle board, and a large teleport board that will let you easily navigate Tiar’s many departments. You’ll want to use this teleport board to travel to the Midnight Madness area. Additionally, you’ll find Tiar’s gacha yard sale in this cool little courtyard, along with KittyCats for sale. If you collect KittyCats or enjoy hunting through gacha yard sales you won’t want to skip these.

Tiar 2
Once you’ve used the teleporter in the courtyard at Tiar to go to the “Midnight Madness” area, you’ll find yourself in a small room with lots of group only opportunities for FREE items. The Tiar group is FREE to join. There are 3 Midnight Madness boards, 8 Lucky Letter Boards, a Sales Board, and 3 camping chairs. The items on the camping chairs and the Lucky boards all rotate so there are tons of items. One thing I noticed right away is most of the Lucky Letter boards seem to be on a short 3 minute rotation, which is really nice. This room is also where you can pick up the exclusive Fab Free group member gifts. There are two gifts at Tiar for the Fab Free group, one mens and one womens. Carson showed the mens gift in his post “Beach Therapy.” As always, the Fab Free group is FREE to join. Just wear your group tag to get the gifts from Tiar. Happy Shopping Fab Free!


Fab Free Designer Friday – 07/07/2017 – The Man Cave

The Man Cave
It’s FriYay and I’m ready to sing! Okay maybe no singing, but I am definitely excited to be here. Today’s Fab Free Designer Friday post is all about The Man Cave. Yep, a store for the guys, that has to be exciting. I know it doesn’t happen as often as we would like. The Man Cave has mostly casual menswear including some shoes and accessories. It would be a great spot to pick up everyday attire. The layout of the shop is fairly strait forward, new releases to the left as you enter the store, and little foot prints on the the floor leading you to a few bargains at the back of the store. Wouldn’t it be great if all shops were so easy to get around?!
The Man Cave Gifts & Offers
At the back of the store is where you’ll find The Man Cave information desk. There you can join the group, and buy gift cards. Along the back wall are where the various bargains and offers are available, including the FREE Fabulously Free in SL exclusive group gift. As always the Fab Free group is FREE to join. Carson showed this awesome gift in his post “Welcome to Minerva.” The gift includes the hat, sunglasses, and shoes.  Also, in the same area there is a Midnight Madness board with no group required. It has a low target of just 10 people and the current prize is a 100 linden gift card for The Man Cave. So, it’s definitely worth the effort to check out The Man Cave!


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Pick your price at J StyleZ

J StyleZ, CC Design, Adoness, Kosh 1

This gorgeous mesh strapless mini is from J StyleZ, where you get to pick your own price!

That’s right, just pay whatever you think it’s worth. It’s utterly adorable and easily dressed up or down.

KOSH have this Ribbon Necklace for free in their Markplace store.

J StyleZ, CC Design, Adoness, Kosh 2

I’ve been slow to jump on the mesh hand/feet applier / nails bandwagon, but when I discovered the 25L gacha at Adoness, I had to try my luck. These nails are beautiful, easy to fit and come in 5 different colours.

J StyleZ, CC Design, Adoness, Kosh 3

More soon. Until then, keep smiling!

Almost/Free:
JStyleZ – Molly Purple Dress (name your price)
KOSH – Ribbon Necklace – female (0L Marketplace)
CC Design – Pumps black Bow Blue (10L each / 99L for fatpack)
Adoness a. love fairy nails: emmity (25L gacha)

Other items:
Hair: Fri. Michelle
Skin: Belleza Ava


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Caution… Step Away From the Turtles

I was wandering around that beach that Love dragged me to for a photo op… and I came across an interesting sign…

Gizza5_001

Wasn’t sure what to make of that… as I drifted off to sleep dressed comfortably in the great shirt/shorts combo that is still available as the March gift at GizzA!  The group is free to join and they have some really great gifts for both guys and gals. I was awakened by some talk about saving the turtles at the beach.  By the time I had shaken the wool out of my head I had been deputized as a Turtle Protector o.O   Didn’t get a cool badge or anything, but I did chase off a guy bent on making turtle soup out of the poor denizens on the beach.  You don’t have to be a Turtle Protector to grab the great March gift at GizzA. So get your bums over there if you haven’t already!

Gizza4_001

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Cal’s Free Stuff:

Outfit – March Group Gift by GizzA (OL/Free to join)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GizzA%20Creations/133/112/72

Shoes – Mesh White Boat Shoes by Gabriel (OL for group members/free to join)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GABRIEL/128/127/23

Cal’s Not-So-Free Stuff:

Hair – Drake Sahara by Truth

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth/106/85/25

Skin – Johan 3E Tan by Belleza

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Belleza/128/128/27


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A Bright Ydea

So there I was.. wandering around aimlessly through shops trying to recover from a day at the beach with Miss Tw… Love, when this Ydea went off in my head… mostly because I was standing in front of the guys May gift for Ydea group members. So I slowed my breathing down and wiped the sweat from my eyes so I could read the sign. It turned out to be a great outfit, featuring shirt, windbreaker, jeans, and sneakers!  The only thing missing is a .. well nothing is missing other than a place to romp around so I found one myself. The outfit is called “StreetBoy,” so naturally I went off-road at the beautiful  HumaNoiD sim to snap a pic of the outfit.  Get on over to Ydea and pick up this great outfit that is FREE for members. Going off-road is at your own risk 🙂

 YdeaStreetBoy2_001

Cal’s Free Stuff:

Outfit – Streetboy by Ydea (0L/Free to join)

Cal’s Not-So-Free-Stuff:

Hair – Drake by Truth

Skin – Johan Tan by Belleza

Eyes – Kaliedo Day by Ikon