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Rest in Peace, My Baby Boy

Rest in Peace, My Baby Boy

Ok FabFree… this post is about to get emotional. In this post, I will be talking about loss and grief so be prepared for that before reading.  Last month, I lost my beloved furbaby in real life. It was heartbreaking for me, as I had an incredibly special and close bond with my cat. It really broke me in half, but I have been working through my grief.  Apparently, there have been a lot of people in SL lately who have lost their cats and other pets in recent times. For those of you out there who may be going through this, just know you are not alone. I will never forget him as long as I live in both worlds and I will love him until the day I die.

Little Angels

The incredible creator Dalriada Delwood of MOoH! created a set of  “ghost” kitties for those of us who have lost our cats. I thought it was so beautiful that MOoH! came out with these, as it is a lovely little reminder of my beloved little guy who I can carry with me around SL. There are a variety of types of cats available in this set. At Next Up, you can play to win an angelic cat in different colourings and breeds for only 50L per play. Just wait for the cat you want to pop up and it’s yours for a low price.

This Next Up set was made for all of us who lost our furbabies. I always feel so touched and warm when creators make things like this for us. It just provides that little bit of comfort we need in our darkest hours. I do have a few more deals and free offers to show you as well, so keep reading below.

The Whole Place is On Sale

Opulein is having an awesome sale until November 30th. The sale is marking some sort of closing- I believe Opulein is moving to a new location after the end of November so the sale marks the transition. EVERYTHING in the store is on sale for 25 Lindens. Even better, when you join their free group you save another additional 5L off each item. For 20L a piece, some may wish to buy the whole store because their makeup is simply fantastic. I bought a set of eyeshadows and lipsticks which I love dearly.

Sizes Included (lipstick)

  • Lelutka EvoX – BOM

Sizes Included (eyeshadow)

  • Lelutka EvoX – BOM
  • Lelutka EvoX – HD Applier
  • Lelutka Evo
  • Genus

Another present…

Finally, I am wearing another group gift from FAGA that was released over the Black Friday weekend. This hairstyle comes in an exclusive colour pack. The hair ties only come in bright pink. It’s a great style and FAGA is so generous for giving us all of these awesome hairstyles! FAGA‘s VIP group is temporarily free to join so pick up all the great gifts while you can!

Blessings. Thank you for listening. 💓

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Dress – Tastic Lilith Set
Stockings – [QE] Designs Adrienne Stockings -Color Trim-

Ghost Kitty – MOoH! Ghost cats (50L per play @ Next Up)

Body

Hair – FAGA Kimi Hairstyle – Exclusive Pack (Free Group Gift/Group is Temporarily Free to Join)
Mesh Body – The Shops Legacy
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Head Skin – Dernier Hannah – Sienna
Body Skin – MILA Older Body Skins – Honey Chubby (Free/No Group Join Required) Previously blogged here.
Neck Fix & Ear Skins – Velour EvoX Ear Skins and Neck Fix – Sienna (Free/No Group Join Required) Previously blogged here.
Eyeshadow – Opulein Overdose Eyeshadow Set (25L)
Lipstick – Opulein Delirium Lipstick Set (25L)
Photo Location – Luane’s World – Winter 2022

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My Autumn Gallery

My Autumn Gallery

Welcome To The Fall Showing

Fall is my favourite decorating season. I put up a little autumn gallery made up of art I picked up at the Fall Festival, a fall-themed event that is running until October 1st at Malus Park. I have a couple of 50L pieces and a free painting to show you from this event, so check out the following designer’s booths to get these fall art pieces for a fabulous price!

  • The painting with the woman and the fall leaves is a free gift from Katharine Littlepaws Art Gallery.
  • The “Pumpkin Season” framed artwork is 50L from Cotton Blossom Artwork.
  • The “Fall is my Favorite Color” framed poster is also 50L, and you will also find this art work in Cotton Blossom Artwork’s booth.

On Me

  • My outfit is a free lucky board prize at Shanti. No group join is required to play the boards. This prize is called the “Upside Down Bohemian Outfit”. This is a Stranger Things reference for all the fans of the popular supernatural 80’s-era Netflix series. The set includes a top and skirt which can be worn separately. The outfit is textured with a black and white pattern which looks perfect for Halloween coming up! It fits Freya, Isis, Venus, Ebody Classic, Lara, Physique, Legacy, and Tonic Curvy & Fine.
  • The choker and earrings I am wearing are from The Arcade, and they are 50L per play from Heartsdale Jewellery. You can see a key below of all the pretty prizes available. There are 12 pieces of jewelry from this designer to collect at the September round of The Arcade, which is available to play until September 30th. If you need more information about how The Arcade works, please read Aline’s recent post here which explains it much better than I can!

The Arcade Collection

Enjoy the show, FabFree!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Dress – Shanti Upside Down Bohemian Outfit (Free Lucky Board Prize/No Group Join Required)
Boots – Starlight Apparel Brynn – Leather Boots with HUD (Available @ Fall Festival at Malus Park)
Earrings – Heartsdale Jewellery Kitty Collection Earrings (50L @ The Arcade)
Choker – Heartsdale Jewellery Kitty Collection Choker (50L @ The Arcade)

Body

Hair – Wasabi Rio Hair – Reds
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Head Skin – Dernier Hannah – Sienna
Body Skin – MILA Older Body Skins – Honey Chubby (Free/No Group Join Required) Previously blogged here.
Neck Fix & Ear Skins – Velour EvoX Ear Skins and Neck Fix – Sienna (Free/No Group Join Required) Previously blogged here.
Eyes – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Lipstick – Edie’s Fabulous Lips (Free Gift for Members of Fabulously Free in SL Group/Group is Free to Join) Previously blogged here
Nails – Belleza Freya

Art Work & Decor 

“My Favorite Color is Autumn” Picture – Cotton Blossom Artwork Favorite Color is Autumn Frame (50L @ Fall Festival at Malus Park)
“Pumpkin Season” Picture – Cotton Blossom Artwork Pumpkin Season Frame (50L @ Fall Festival at Malus Park)
Painting of a Portrait of A Woman with Fall Leaves – Katharine Littlepaws Art Gallery Leaf Woman (Free @ Fall Festival at Malus Park)

Autumn Leaves Painting #1  –  Katharine Littlepaws Art Gallery Autumn (Available @ Fall Festival at Malus Park)
Autumn Leaves Painting #2  – Katharine Littlepaws Art Gallery Brown Leaves (Available @ Fall Festival at Malus Park)
Star Map – [QE Home] Star Maps Wall Art

Rugs – [QE Home] Rug Trio Star Maps
Wall Decor –
[QE Home] Wall Decor Runes
Photo Location – Private Location

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Gargoyle Queen

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Hey fabbies,

I’ve been delving into the world of geneology in my real life.  Fascinating stuff, really.  Especially for a girl who was adopted and never knew her heritage growing up.  Turns out I am mostly British, Irish and Scottish (DNA), which may explain my love of castles.  Speaking of castles, check out my new buddy.  He may look scary but he is really just one of those gargoyles from Notre Dame voiced by Jason Alexander (You know, George from Seinfeld).  He says “Ooh La La“.  Still, you don’t meet a guy like him every day.

Ok for reals, this is another of those amazing pose props from Le Poppycock (75L a play Nextup!).  I tell ya’ she has got some mighty fun stuff.

My dress is a group gift from UNA that comes in a fatpack of colors as a free group gift.  The group there is 50L to join but she has a plethora of goodies for you on the wall for your small join fee.  This dress fits:

  • Maitreya
  • Ebody

Ah well, my eyes are mad at me for staring at this screen for far too long today, so I suppose it is time to come down from my belltower and post this.

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – UNA Adriana Dress (free group gift, group is 50L to join)
Necklace and Bindi – Celeste
Celestial Jewelry Set

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka EvoX AVALON 3.1
Skin – DS’ELLES-CHARLA – LUMIERE B
Eyes – Lelutka EvoX 3.1
Hair– . Doe . Floret . Flux
Face Tattoo – rotten {love letters} C . black ink . plain [chk]

Extras

Pose & Prop – 2. Le Poppycock *Nyctophilia* Heart of Stone RARE (Nextup 75L a play)
Location – Rock of Cashiel Riding Sim


Praying for Time

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And it’s hard to love
There’s so much to hate
Hanging on to hope
When there is no hope to speak of
And the wounded skies above
Say it’s much, too much, too late
Well, maybe we should all be praying for time
Praying for Time – George Michael

Heya faboos!

Been hearing some horrible stories about war crimes being committed by the Russian armies and it just saddens me so much, how cruel we humans can be to one another.  We are supposed to be the most intelligent advanced species on the planet, but tell me, what other species is cruel to one another? Makes me question how intelligent and advanced we truly are.  So today I have donned my peace hat and am holding a light up in prayer, hoping for these atrocities to end.  It is the innocent who suffer in a war, and that is so wrong.

Meanwhile I’ve been working on this a bit longer than I would like, I’ve been under the weather but spent much of the last few days snuggled with the little man (Rocky, my Chi) and sleeping/watching tv and I have a bit more energy so I am tackling this again.

Let’s do this!

My super cute and bohemian peace hat was a marketplace find by Libelula World and it was free to scoop up!  One size fits all of course.

My top and jeans are the latest free group gift by Shanti (did you know that Shanti is Sanskrit for Peace?).  The group is 99L to join and you can grab several other group gifts as well, along with a monthly 100L that all VIP get.  You’ll also get half off all new releases so you do get your 99L worth (you basically get it right back via the gift card.  Pretty nifty huh!).  This outfit (both top and jeans) fits:

  • Curvy
  • Maitreya
  • Fine
  • Ebody
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • Legacy
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus

My awesome pose with the sparkler is from Le Poppycock, it is another of their Nextup goodies that I have been grabbing lately.  The machines are only 75L a play and there are endless poses.

Anyhoo, better wrap this up.  It’s taken me far too long!

 

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – Shanti Spring Boho Outfit (free group gift, group is 99L to join)
Hat – Libelula World No War Peace Hat Version 2 (free via marketplace)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka EvoX AVALON 3.1
Skin – DS’ELLES-CHARLA – LUMIERE B
Eyes – Lelutka EvoX 3.1
Hair– I forgot to note this!  eep!

Extras

Pose and sparkler-Le Poppycock 11. *Sparks Fly* Delight (75L Nextup)
Location – Mystic Dreamers Valley Mall


Whimsical Sunday Stroll

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Hey faboo gang!

It’s a rainy day here in my real life world, a day to crank up those fairy lights and delve into some fun second life fashion!

I love to find designers who are *not* on the big designer list and introduce them to everyone.  There are a helluva lot of good designers out there that you never hear about and who don’t even get a chance because they are overshadowed by those designers you *do* hear about every day!  I like to share these “mom and pop” designers, the small businesses of the grid to show them some support.

This time around I have found a cute place called It’s Me.  They have some freebies and dollarbies, but my eye caught this outfit which was still only 29L, I love the funky pattern on the overalls. It also comes with cute sneakers to match (not shown). This cute set which has both the top and the pants fits:

  • Maitreya
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

My pose is another cute 75L Nextup find from Le Poppycock.  I love that you wear the props and they pose you, so you have nothing to rez.  This pose comes with both the tree and the dove, as well as the pose, of course.

 

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – It’s Me Lexia Set 5 (29L)
Hair wreath – Lode Japanese Anemone (wine)
Necklace – AvaGirl Leaf Necklace

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka EvoX AVALON 3.1
Skin – DS’ELLES-CHARLA – LUMIERE B
Eyes – Lelutka EvoX 3.1
Hair– Ayashi Sauyki

Extras

Pose and tree (& bird)-Le Poppycock Juniper Tree Whispered Song (75L Nextup)
Location – My home


I Need a Pig Here!

Modern Wonderland

Hey gang!

This outfit reminded me of a modern sort of Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland.  See how she sits surveying her royal domain?  Wouldn’t you like to play Red Queen too (Off with their heads!!!)?  I’m here to tell you how!  Just put your feet up on your pig, call in your fat boys, grab a dwink and lets go!

The Sexy Red and Black Dress

I found this dress at a shop called Mia Styles.  It is a free group gift and the group is free to join.  It fits:

  • Lara
  • Freya
  • Slink

Remember, You Can Tune a Piano But…

Now the pose and the piano come from Le Poppycock, where a lot of us have been stalking lately, because she literally has a room of Next Up machines to play with more cute and fun poses than you can shake a stick at! (pictures herself standing in the room shaking a stick at the machines but finally giving up)  The machines are all 75L or less a play (this one is 75L) and one of my very favorite things about these poses is that you can use them anywhere, because you wear the prop and it poses you, so you do not have to rez them! (does happy dance!)  So am I wearing the piano or is the piano wearing me?  One of life’s great mysteries my friends, but whichever way, it works like a charm!

Did you eat my tarts???

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Dress – Mia Styles MS-Princess Fancy Dress Red Black Dark (free group gift, group is free to join)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka EvoX AVALON 3.1
Skin – DS’ELLES-CHARLA – LUMIERE B
Eyes – Lelutka EvoX 3.1
Hair– Ayashi Sumie hair

Extras

Pose & Piano– 3. Le Poppycock *Bright Ideas* Prelude (75L a play Next Up Machine)


Crazy Cat Lady or Non-Morning Person?

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Heya Faboos!

I swear I am not the crazy cat lady y’all have been hearing about!  I swear, I’m really just not a morning person and I needed to put the cat out! (was he on fire??)  Just me trudging downstairs to let the foolish little felines out for the day, lest they meow me to death!  Meow, meow silly, meow meow!

And why does meow starts to look like it’s spelled wrong if you keep looking at it?

Anyhoo!  If you *are* that crazy cat lady, or have dreamt of being a so called cat lady, OR you just can’t get enough cats in your sl world, then read on!

The Arcade, as you might know, is in full swing again.  And if you can get the machines to play nice with you, you can put together this outfit by Belle Epoque, who has a whole machine filled with robes, cats, cats to put out, cats to carry, even cats to put on your head!  Oh the delight of it all!  This machine is only 50L per play and this is the full key of what’s available:

The robe comes with a HUD and fits Maitreya and Legacy.

Now my slippers, which are yes, bunny and not kitty, but they *are* pink and fuzzy and that is all that really matters, can also be found at The Arcade by Dazed at only 75L a pull.  They have a nice cozy morning set of goodies for you to play for as shown below:

The Arcade continues to the end of the month, but you will want to leave yourself time to try for these, if you don’t get them right off the bat.

Happy Arcade-ing!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Robe & Cats – Belle Epoque – Cat Lady – Robe RARE  – Plus sleeping cat (3#) (via the Arcade @ 50L a play)
Slippers – Dazed. Morning Routines – Sleepers Pink (via the Arcade @ 75L a play)
Hair Bow – JoanneDanielle – Fluffy Bow Headband V1 – Blush
Necklace – CELESTE – Paw Love Pendant
Glasses  – *Merlific* Hipster Glasses

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka EvoX AVALON 3.1
Skin – DS’ELLES-CHARLA – LUMIERE B
Eyes – Lelutka EvoX 3.1
Hair– Analog Dog AD – Angel – snickerdoodle


A Walk in the Secret Garden

Mooh at Secret Garden

Hey gang!

Far be it from me to pass up a trip to a place filled with Next Up machines.  Especially when they are loaded with irresistible cuteness.  So yes, I’ve been recently obsessed with the Secret Garden this month.

Case in Point, Mooh.

You can collect up an entire outfit in these, all mix and match, and each one adorbs in the Mooh machines at The Secret Garden.  I’ve got the entire key below, but they’ve gotcha covered right from your head (headphones!) down to your toes (shoes!).  At only 50L a play, I had a blast trying for the colors I wanted!  All the parts are especially made for Maitreya.

Such cuteness, am I right?  This is just the tip of the iceberg over there, so go have a stroll around and grab yourself a cute Mooh ensemble and shop all the machines (and then come back and check them randomly til what you want comes up.  I may or may not have been doing that!  *wink wink*).

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – Mooh! Akira Outfit Mix & match @ The Secret Garden (50L a play)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka EvoX AVALON 3.1
Skin – Lelutka EvoX AVALON 3.1
Eyes – Lelutka EvoX 3.1
Hair– Ayashi Sumie hair


The Luck of the Draw!

Bring on the Night
Ladies, it’s Confessions with Desi.  I miss Gachas.  I loved me a good Gacha event back in the day (like last year).  But, the rules changed and now we have Next Up machines.  I will admit that I am kind of a fan of them, as I am wasting a lot less money on  stuff I don’t want, but I am not standing around for days hoping someone pulls the stuff I don’t like so I can get what I do.  It’s an odd joy when I show up to a machine and there are back to back prizes that I really like.  Such was the case at the Evil Bunny Productions “Up for Grabs” Next Up Event.  The event runs until February 28th.

I picked up the free gifts at some of the vendors and then looked over the machines.  There were some cute things I really wanted, but, alas, they weren’t the next up items…they weren’t even on the board yet…so I will have to wait for a Next Up Yardsale.  But, then….THEN…I got to the Fatal Fashion machine!  Waiting for my 50L pull was this adorable little dress and the next item was, luckily, the matching panties!

The Britches!

How lucky!!!  I quickly scored these two fine articles of virtual bliss for 50L each before someone else jumped in to steal my pull (I mean, that’s never actually ever happened anywhere, but there is a real fear).  I love this cute little outfit!!!

Sizes

  • Altamura
  • Ebody Curvy
  • Kupra
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Legacy
  • Legacy Perky
  • Maitreya
  • Maitreya Petite
  • Tonic Curvy

Desi is Wearing

Clothes

Panties – Fatal Fashion Food Kawaii Cupcake (50L Pull on Next Up Machine @ EBP “Up for Grabs” Event)
Dress – Fatal Fashion Food Kawaii Ice Cream (50L Pull on Next Up Machine @ EBP “Up for Grabs” Event)
Boots – Mooh Wedge Boots in Pink 
Necklace – Vanilla Bae Tillie
Bangles – Maxi Gossimer Painted Pansies

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Evo X Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy
Eyebrows – Finer Threads – Louise
Eyes– Shimmer Shop CXVIII
Eyeshadow – WarPaint Magnolia
Lipstick – Cazimi Kiss Me
Nails – Eventyra – Young Love
Hair – Truth Poetry


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Challenge Accepted!

Challenge Accepted!

Grandma’s been staring through the window ever since it started to snow…
If it gets any worse I’ll have to let her in.

Hey Gang!

Yeah I’m starting off with a bad snow joke, and that’s snow joke!  So Jacx was talking about a snowball fight the other day in her post and I’ve decided to take her up on her offer.  I’m not sure she knows what she has gotten herself into though.  I am *very* competitive!  I also have the same set of poses from Fashiowl from Shop & Hop (free), so I am armed and ready to go too!  (I can’t throw snowballs without arms, you know!)

I’ve put together an eclectic combo of an outfit for the fight, me and cold aren’t the best of buddies (despite my Elsa obsession!), and so whatever I can throw together that keeps me warmest, gosh-darnit, that’s what I’m gonna wear when it’s cold!

Freebies, Freebies and More Freebies! (and maybe a couple of great deals for good measure!)

I’m sure most of you are familiar with the free mesh heads from Lelutka this past week, I have the *worst* luck trying to get into crowded places like that and I feel like I am always the last to grab anything that there is a big rush for.  Nonetheless, I am sporting the brand spankin’ new Kaya head which is a free group gift (free group join) from Lelutka.  (There’s one for the guys as well!)  My skin is also a freebie, it is a group gift from Koonz.  Their group is free to join.

Usually I use my own shape, but I really liked the free shape for Kaya by Wren’s Nest.  It is a free group gift and the group is temporarily free to join.  Her shapes are really nice.

This awesome Santa style jacket is from Gabriel and you can get it for men and women both at their store for only 50L.  It’s super warm for snowball fights too!  For women this fits Maitreya and Legacy.  It does come with the option of a shirt underneath too.

I am absolutely enamored with my fluffy boots, they are from Gild at The Arcade.  They have all the colors you can wish for of fur boots and the machine is 50L a play.  They have them for both men and women.

Finally, my hair and hat is a Fifty Lindens Friday pick from Wasabi, I just checked and she still has it up, but not sure how long it will be up for!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Jacket –::GB::Mouton fur Jacket (F) / SANTA 2021 (50L sale)
Pants – MOoH! Yara pants color
Boots – 12. Female [Gild] Fluffy boots_PastelMix (via The Arcade 50L a play)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Kaya EvoX (free group gift, group is free to join)
Shape – { wren’s nest } Kay Shape for LeLutka Kaya v3.1(free group gift, group is free to join)

Skin – KOONZ – Snow Skin – Cloudy [LeLutka EvoX] (free group gift, group is free to join)
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Blush – ::Fluffy Stuff:: Sweet Blush
Lips – Dazed. Tartcake Lipstick #10 [lel EVOX BOM]
Eyes – Mimmi Collection #Boombayah Eyeshadow_Fatpack
Hair – Wasabi // Shari Xmas Ed. Hair(50L for Fifty Lindens Friday)

Extras

Prop & Pose – Fashiowl Wintertide (Free gift @ Winter Shop & Hop. No group required) (Jacx blogged another of the poses here)