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Space Age Spring Cleaning

Space Age Spring Cleaning

Since I have to be socially distant and all that jazz, there was never a better time than this to start working on my space station.  I’ve been neglecting the Jeffries tubes and power couplings for far too long, and a few cobwebs have even gotten into the hyperdrive.  That just won’t do.  Time to suit up and get this place in working order!

Oh, Look!

Over at the Look Event, you can pick up this awesome space themed outfit for free!  All you have to do is join the Media-SL group for free, and then click on the vendor.  Everything I’m wearing is included, the top, jacket, pants, boots, gloves and even those tools on the belt.  This will make my space-tinkering much easier!

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine
  • Voluptuous
  • S-L with an Alpha Layer

See you in Space, Fab Free!

xox
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Aline is Wearing…

Clothes 

Jacket, Top, Gloves, Pants, and Boots – Meli Imako Space Mechanic (Free Gift at Look Event/Group is Free to Join)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier – Lelutka Cate
Hair – Tableau Vivant Zephyr Hair
Pose – Infiniti Crisp
Sim – Timelord Sandbox


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As Luck Would Have It…

As Luck Would Have It

Hello Fabulouses!  Just a quick post to share a stunning free skirt I picked up as a lucky board prize at .Lunaria.  The Kaelyn maxi skirt falls in a slender line from your hips to about mid-shin length, where it flares as it sweeps the ground for freedom of movement.  Ivory white in color (the windlight setting I used made it look greenish for some reason, but it is white), it features circular adornments at the waistline, which add visual interest.  I really love the sleek, sophisticated look this outfit evokes!  Kaelyn comes in sizes for classic as well as mesh avatars.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply teleport to the shop, switch to the Lunaria group tag (it’s completely free to join), and cross your fingers.  I was lucky enough to scoop this baby up during my first few minutes of waiting.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in S and M (I don’t see an L in my folder, but that could be a glitch in unloading the package)
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

About the Pie…

So, to give you an update:  while Ripley snoozed the afternoon away today, I *was* successful in creating a pie.  I have to admit, though, it took two tries to get a crust that rolled out large enough for the pie plate.  It smelled so delicious as the oven worked its magic.  We will see tomorrow how it tastes.  I’m hoping my luck holds out for a flavorful pie as well as it did for all my lucky board prizes in SL!  Until my next post, Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating, and happy shopping to all our Fabulous Readers!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya (with whisps from Truth Hair Sugar and bangs from Truth Hair Bangs Collection)

Jewelry:  Cae Entwined Set

Wrap:  Meli Imako Evening Wrap

Top:  Just Because Lace Bustier in white

Skirt:  .Lunaria. Kaelyn (free Lucky Board Prize for members of the Lunaria group – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

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Lessons Learned and Freebies Found

MimisGizzaA five star resort they said!  Expansive sandy beach, luxury spa, valet service, free wifi, turn down service, air conditioning, indoor and outdoor pools as well as lush green gardens.  It all sounded so perfect for an impromptu overnight mini-vacation to unwind and be pampered.  The real excitig news is that it was HALF PRICE!  I threw some of my essentials in an overnight bag,  got dolled up for my fancypants adventure, and blew goodbye kisses to the furbabies…

I was dressed to the nines!

Thanks to a couple of fabulous freebies, I was dressed to the nines.  I had found the Tracy Strapless Dress, designed by Gizza at Mimi’s Choice priced at 0L in a gift box on the floor.

Sizes included:

  • XXS-L Mesh + Alpha Layer
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

My Snazzy Gems

This Glittz Zania Jewelry Set that includes the necklace and earrings on my avatar comes with a texture change HUD that allows you to change the colour of the gems, pearls and metal.  It is available as a free group gift at Tres Chic with a free group join.

Upon Arrival…

/me takes off her hat and looks around…  Am I in the right place?  I checked my phone to double check the address…  It would appear the lush green gardens are growing out of those old rusted out cars behind me and the pool as a family of ducks living in it -.-.  I have been tricked by the magic of the interwebs…  once again!  I guess it’s true what they say in regards to hotels …  You get what you pay for.  I suppose I’ll have to make the best of it!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Makeup Applier – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  TRUTH Vienna
Hat – Meli Imako Mesh Summer Floppy Hat (marketplace)
Dress – Gizza Tracy Strapless Dress [Striped] (free / 0L @ Mimi’s Choice)
Jewelry – Glitzz Zania Jewelry Set (free Tres Chic Group Gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – G&D Sandals Swirl High Knees
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Baja Shore

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I Feel Lucky Today

The Best is Yet to Come 2

Hello Fabulouses!  When Ripley and I were at My Style, and picked up the outfit for my last post {HERE}, I couldn’t resist scooping up another free group gift, this lovely Maya top.  It has a fun tie that wraps around your midsection and ends in a cute little bow.  Three quarter length sleeves and a plunging neckline complete the look.  The gift box includes appliers for Freya, Isis, Physique, Hourglass, Lara and Venus mesh bodies.  To add this sexy number to your inventory, swap over to the Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News Group tag (it’s free to join), and tap the gift board.

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Those Little Added Touches

Since my cropped shirt was a free gift, I had some wiggle room left in my budget, and picked up the Miley Collar from Euphorie for just 70 Linden dollars on the Marketplace.  This versatile necklace comes with a HUD that allows you to choose from 10 different hues of leather, and six varieties of metal trim.  I selected black to coordinate with my outfit, but I could have easily added a splash of eye-popping color.

With Saint Patrick’s Day rapidly approaching, I slicked on polish from the Get LUCKY! Mani Pedi Mini set from Bombora.  This 15L Marketplace find helped me get into the holiday spirit.  With the handy HUD, there are 5 options, including several versions with shamrocks, as well as this green and gold tipped finish that I applied today.  Who knows, maybe some of the luck of the Irish will rub off on me.  Actually, this would be a good time for a game of Greedy.  Too bad Ripley doesn’t play because, just like Mary Chapin Carpenter, I Feel Lucky!

Until my next post, wonderful readers, happy shopping!

~ Kat and Ripley (who is greedy only for Ripley snacks)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Slink Physique

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa mesh head (35 L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  No_Match No.Charme (available at Hairology)

Necklace:  Euphorie Miley Collar (70L on the Marketplace)

Top:  My Style Maya Top (free group gift for Maitreya Gifts Sales and News Group 0L/0L to join)

Skirt:  Meli Imako Boho Hem Skirt

Mesh Hands:  Slink

Nail Polish:  Bombora Get LUCKY! Slink Mani Pedi Mini Set (15L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Close Up for nails:  Baxe                    Photo of Top:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  NorderNey

 

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Leave a Trail of Glitter

All That Glitters

Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  It was a cold and dreary day here in RL, and I was sure glad to enjoy some warmer weather in SL.  Ripley and I ventured to the Bal Harbour sim and met some new canine pals as we looked for the perfect spot to snap a picture.

Sleek and Sophisticated

My dress today, Cupid, is a free gift for Fab Free group members from Glitter.  With its curve-hugging design and plunging neckline, you are sure to have all eyes on you once you don this deep navy dress.  I liked the way the fine, speckled dots on the fabric caught the gleam of the sunlight as I wandered around.  I felt so elegant in this dress, and chose to pair it with an over-sized black sun hat and a pair of simple black heels.  The overall effect was graceful and chic, and I will definitely wear this outfit again soon.

What’s Included:

  • Appliers HUD for Omega, Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, and eBody
  • Cupid Dress insert for mesh skirt in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Cupid Dress shirt and pants layer for classic avatars

Just One of Many

Cupid is just one of forty-eight free gifts that generous designers are presenting to Fab Free group members.  You can check out the entire group gift posting, which shows all the amazing free gifts for our fabulous group members, {HERE}.  If you are anything like me, you will find a number of “must haves” among this long list.

Until my next post, happy shopping, wonderful readers!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Slate

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier – Aiko

Hat:  Meli Imako Full Perm Mesh Women’s Floppy Hat with Hair (I wore just the hat, not the hair…I had to edit the hat slightly so it would fit over my hair)

Hair:  Truth Hair Austen

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Ashira Teardrop Necklace

Dress:  Glitter Cupid Dress (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group members 0L/0L to join)

Heels:  KC Couture Cinzia for Slink High (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Bal Harbour
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Stranded

Just 'Cause She's a Girl...

Hello Fabulouses.  Do any of you know if the SL version of AAA services tractors?  In RL, I’ve run out of gas, had a dead battery, and locked my keys in the car.  Every time, the AAA rep arrived like a knight in shining armor, and saved me.  However, today…. I don’t think that will be the case.  😦 After Ripley and I returned from our trip, a friend of mine called, saying he needed help with plowing his field.  When I saw the rusted condition of his tractor, I glanced at him dubiously. “The tank is full,” he said.  My eyebrow raised.  “I just tuned it up,” he said.  Both eyebrows raised.  “Nothing to worry about,” he said.  Famous.  Last.  Words.   She did start up like a charm, I’ll grant him that, but after one trip around the field, with a shudder and a cough, she just….gave….up.  No amount of coaxing, no amount of promises of Ripley snacks, no amount of helpless pounding on the steering wheel worked.  I was stranded.

Pretty as a Pin Up

Well, if I have to be stuck with a stubborn, tired old tractor, at least I look glamorous in my Retro Pin Up Outfit from Meli Imako.  With a vintage, knotted checkered top, and fitted denim capris, this adorable number makes me feel like a sexy, fifties pin up girl.  I love the detail the designer put into this creation such as the slightly puffed sleeves, buttons on the shirt, and the pocket accents on the pants.  This outfit is the featured free January gift at Meli Imako’s Marketplace store because it earned the most likes on the designer’s Facebook page.  I’d have to agree with all the votes……it’s a great choice!

What’s Included:

  • Mesh for classic avatars in 5 sizes:  XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fitmesh
  • Appliers for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, Hourglass, EBody and Tonic

Put Your Red Shoes On

I admit it, my heels are in no way practical for driving a tractor around a field, but they called my name.  As soon as I saw the Cinzia pumps fat pack featured in the KC Couture Marketplace store for only 75L, I knew they had to be mine.  Constructed of rigged mesh, these classic heels have a timeless elegance which totally complemented my retro ensemble.  A 30 color texture HUD makes these shoes extremely versatile.  You can customize them to go with any outfit.   These stilettos require mesh feet, and fit Slink High, Maitreya, Belleza and the Eve Mesh Body.  I wouldn’t recommend wearing them for a day of plowing, but hey, it’s SL!  Where else could I drive a tractor and walk around in muddy, scrubby fields, and never mar my shoes?

Speaking of Walking…

I don’t think help will arrive any time soon.  It’s time for this girl to save herself, and hoof it on back to civilization.  I’ve got a pup at home who is probably worried sick about me.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi eyeliner for Catwa Mesh had (35L on the Marketplace)

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier Aiko

Hair:  Magika Checkpoint

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Shirt and Capris:  Meli Imako Retro Pin Up Outfit (free gift on the Marketplace 0L)

Shoes:  KC Couture Cinzia Classic Pumps for Slink High Feet (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Nail Polish:  ZOZ Rubber

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  Arranmore

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Overall It’s Been A Great Summer!

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Good morning everyone 🙂 I am taking advantage of the last few days of summer in this adorable overall/top set that Meli Imako put out as a free gift in her marketplace store.  This is a full perm set for builders, but heck – you can wear it as it comes and if you have any kind of designing talent (which I don’t!) you can play around with the colours too!  I am not sure how much longer this will be available – so grab it quick!

Enjoy your weekend!

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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Karin

Head Applier – Lara Hurley Iza
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Moon Ethereal
Outfit – Meli Imako Women’s Jumpsuit (free / 0L / marketplace)
Shoes – Pure Poison Tiss Sandals
Pose – Le Poppycock Idle Fancies (50L per play / instore gacha)
Friends – Half-Deer Fennec Foxes (65L per play / instore gacha)

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The Key of Hope Hunt (Part 1)

>>>WARNING———-WARNING………………….THIS POST IS EPIC!!<<<

… well….it is long …. grab a drinkie if you need one and sit and have a read…. ❤

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Looking for some way to do some good for the real world, have a great hunting experience and have an extra L$100 hanging around?  If your answer is “Yes” to all these questions…. You should check out:

The Key of Hope Hunt – This hunt is presented by Fantasy Faire & Madpea Productions.   To Read the Official Blog:   >>CLICK HERE<<

Now I’m a huge PRO Madpea fan, and you mix in the Fantasy Faire and this whimsical soul of mine sings and dances in delight!!

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How do you start this epic journey?  Well, you can pretty much teleport to any of the Faire’s locations and pick up the HUD (L$100)

(make sure to right click – add it)

Now that you have it on, it just looks like a closed scroll….

RFL-WDIDKvendorMake sure to click on the “What do I do now”  box near the vendor…. Doing this gives you a notecard that explains exactly that. (hint:  make sure to read this, as it tells you what you need to look for to get your new Hunt Hud to actually work….)

Now that you have your Hud on and you can actually see it opened, it will give you a list of items you need to find to get your key together….

*flips open her own HUD and jots down the various items*

  1. Dragon’s Egg
  2. Rose Petal
  3. Ash
  4. Music
  5. Holy Water
  6. Leaf
  7. Seed
  8. Gold Coin

These seems simple enough no?  Well, Hold on to your booties folks…… You are about to start your adventure…. Click on any of those items on the list, and your tale begins…..  It will tell you in local chat in hint to find the item, and where to look.

AHhhhhhh, the thrill of the hunt……….

Now, I’m not going to spoil it for you all…. as I always wince a bit when someone posts the hunting locations and such, but I will give you a peek at the prizes you get for finding all the items on this list…. (Be Aware, You do NOT get the rewards for each item found, you get them AFTER you have found all of the ones on the list, Your HUD knows which you have found and clicked on and even crosses them off the HUD face for you as you go along….)

BlogPost8_Gift1I placed these two items in my home because they are just so perfect together….

[CC] Titan’s Hollow Gift: Caras Calar Ltd. Ed. Lanterns
“Cerridwen’s Cauldron”

Bonsai – Wolfmother Tree
“The Looking Glass”

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Now if you are looking for some trees, my goodness, you just hit the jackpot!!   Garden of Dreams is giving away these 5 big trees, along with this mini one you can set on your mantel.

FF13 – Lumenaria
Relic Tree Set – Box
~*GOD*~ Garden of Dreams

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This fountain swirls it’s water round and round… while the roses float on top… The Sconces come in two colors and two sizes, and project some nice ambient light around any room. 🙂
“Crimson Fields” Fountain
“T R I D E N T”

{RW} Yuale Nura Crystalline Sconces
Roawenwood

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I found myself sailing around my pond in my new sailable Boat by Magnificat, it also comes with these two decorate boats.  Contemplated shipwrecking one over by the rocks… but I thought that would be a morbid for my postie ~~ lala ❤

Magnificat, Sailable and Decorative Boats + FF2013
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All these little goodies came in a treasure box from Epic Toy Factory, the ones who sponsored the Ravenshard sim for the Faire 🙂  The Mushroom has a sit in it that makes you jump… I put in some of the animation poses so you all could see!!!  I couldn’t find a home store linkie anymore…. and the ones I had were no good…. I was sad 😦

KoH Ravenshard – Box of teasures
“Epic Toy Factory”

They also gave a Pentagram Dance Floor… which I decided to use to make this….. The dance is Artemis by There in Spirit.  This also showcases how well the outfit moves since it is Mesh….

Speaking of my outfit!!!

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What Care is wearing…

 DragonSpire !SPECIAL! Egg – Fantasy Faire 2013 (This is another one of the gifts you get from the Treasure box in your FF The Key of Hope Hunt…. It starts off as the egg, you wear it for an hour… (real time) and you get…. Fantasy Faire 2013 – DragonSpire – SPECIAL Chameleon Fairy! -)

Hair:   [Due] Lily – White 2  – this is a gift you get just for going there and clicking on the vendor ❤ (FREE)

Eyes: Blue Mesh Eyes (L$1) Avi-Glam (This is a marketplace item, I’ve placed the link on the Merchant Name)

Mesh Feet:   Meli Imako Full Perm Rigged Mesh Ladies Meli Tip Toe Bare Feet  (FREE) (I picked up these free mesh feet because I thought how good could they be, well, they are perfect…. they come with some colors already made, this one has the tattoo already on, but you can texture them anyway you want…. BRAVO to Meli!!)

Earrings:  Floor Candy “Feral” Earrings (FREE)

Bangles, Belt, Bracelet, Headband, Necklace, Skirt, Top LUAS ANDRIEL BLACK  (L$30) (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cies%20Island/56/82/27This link has a number of stores attached to it, as it is the only link I could find, and no direct link would work…. LUAS is in the corner, it has a number of these L$30 outfits and they are constantly changing and updating…. Love their stuff….. ❤

Bone Collar, Camisa Kitty. Ar va Kara. 2013  (L$10) https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Kitty-Ar-va-Kara-2013-PROMO/4675649 –  This outfit comes as an outfit, I used only a couple of pieces to fill in what I was already wearing… but it is a really cute complete look 🙂

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Skin [ Al Vulo! ] – [ Aisha ] – [ -Barbie ] group gift  (FREEI wanted to show how the face comes on the skin itself… I always put my Tattoo over it mainly because it is what makes me…. “me”…. it was made for me by my partner, so it is special ❤

WOOT!!!  This post is complete….  Till the Final Chapter comes out for this Hunt on May 1st…..  maybe I’ll drag…. that guy along….

*big hugs to all*………………….till next time……………. Care ❤