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Coffee Contemplations

Coffee Contemplation

Summer Cabin Fever…

Who would have thought I’d be going stir crazy in my own house in the middle of summer?  I don’t count my numerous travels to appointments as relaxing outside time, but I am finding excuses to venture out just for a change of scenery. I’ve been enjoying my morning coffee on the deck with my Kindle in hand just to feel the sun on my face and hear the morning birds sing.  I’ve been taking evening walks at a local walking path, and even dragging walking the dog when I’m up to it. All these things give me a sense of normalcy.

Take a walk and shop….

I took a walk (virtually speaking) down to The Wash for the Cart Sale. There are many items on display for guys with nothing over 10L.  It officially doesn’t start until tomorrow, but most vendors have booths up and running.  I picked out and outfit from the selection of men’s clothing to choose from. I always make sure I stop at the Dark Water Designs cart for some inexpensive clothing pieces. This round of the Cart Sale has three different layered shirt prints and I chose the Palm Leaf Layered Shirt. I matched it with the Faded Tan Cargo Shorts, each just 10L. I also looked through the selection of shoes at Poeme. Although the fitted sneakers are for women, there are a few patterns that could be considered unisex and using the unrigged version, I made it easily fit my man sized feet. I chose the Happy Blue Canvas Chucks, also just 10L.

Rest and catch my breath…

After all that walking I needed to sit down. Lucky for me I was near the Park Place Home Decor cart and found a Bright Director’s Chair, another 10L find. This chair comes with many sits for both males and females. It also has animations for drinking coffee or wine and even provides the drinks. I’ll just sit here for a bit and watch the passersby while i catch my breath. I hope to see you down at The Wash Cart Sale that (offically) begins tomorrow and runs through July 5th.

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt: Dark Water Designs – Palm Leaf Layered Shirt ($10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Shorts: Dark Water Designs – Faded Tan Cargo Shorts ($10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Shoes: {Poeme} Double Happy Blue Canvas Chucks ($10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

Pose Prop: Park Place Home – Bright Director’s Chair ($10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

Sim: The Wash

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Vintage Living

Vintage Living

Vintage Carson…

The ladies on the blog like to call me vintage, so I’ll bow to their wishes and live a “vintage” life. And an easy way to furnish your Victorian home is follow the hunt path on the Steam XII Hunt. I was able to decorate my living space for FREE by just finding the hunt items. I was also lucky enough to find an outfit (or two) along the way. Find your way to Cutie Larks and the Endymion Outfit can be yours for FREE. Don’t worry ladies, there’s a female gift there for you also! I borrowed the shoes from the Columbiad Engineer Outfit from Sparrow by Design that I showed [HERE] to complete the look.

To the Moon…

But today’s post isn’t about the clothing. I want to show you some of the wonderful and unique items for your house (if you live in the 1890’s) that can be found for FREE on the Steam XII Hunt. The hunt prize at Simply Shelby is the Reclaimed Ash Bookcase – Jules Verne Edition. It’s a beautifully crafted shelving unit with all kinds of Verneian memorabilia mixed in. The Steamer Trunk Coffee Table can be found at Casa de Bebe. The trunk include sit poses and makes a great addition it your next expedition to the unknown. Head down to Wood Works to find the Hurricane Lamp and Table. The Red Velvet Victorian Chaise is the hunt prize from Park Place Home Decor. This chair comes with sits and standing poses and made my morning coffee too! Also included in that gift are Plans for Trip to the Moon. Now if  only had a rocket to get me there. I bet I can find one somewhere on the hunt…

Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Cutie Larks – Endymion Outfit (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Shoes: Sparrow by Design – Columbiad Engineer Shoes (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON  – Triumph Eyes – Evening

Decor…

Simply Shelby -Reclaimed Ash Bookcase – Jules Verne Edition  (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Casa de Bebe – Steamer Trunk Coffee Table  (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Wood Works – Hurricane Lamp & Table  (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Park Place Home Decor – Red Velvet Victorian Chaise & Plans for Trip to the Moon (Steam XII Hunt $0L)

Sim: Private

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My Holiday Happy Place

Snapshot_001Hey  FabFree!  Are you ready for Christmas?  Unlike Carson who is running around trying to do last minute Christmas shopping as he mentioned [HERE],  I ordered most of the things on my list online this year to avoid the hustle and bustle of shopping centers in December, but… now I am stalking tracking numbers in hopes they all arrive on time!  I suppose ordering online does have it’s pros (being able to pick things up in the comfort of your own home), but also it’s cons (waiting for them to arrive!!).

My 80L Room

Fortunately I’m all cozy and comfortable in the sitting room that I put together with several 10L finds at The Wash Cart Sale while I wait.  My puppy is off frolicking in the snow somewhere (Serena, is he at your place again?!), but as you can see my kittycat is keeping me company just fine.  This whole scene is put together with just 80L.  I will list the items in my photo with direct TPs for easy shopping:

What I’m wearing:

You’ll have to forgive me, I know my posts have been a little longer than usual lately and that’s because I am trying to stuff so much in them – but there is just so much to talk about this month!  I also want to share with you the details of my outfit because I have some free and affordable finds ON too!

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New Freebies @ Blueberry

Right around the corner at the entrance of Blueberry on the gifts wall, you will find that there is a new holiday gift priced at 0L.  Inside the gift is the pretty Mini Sweater I have on today (includes a ton of printed and solid textures) as well as the fun Unisex Antlers (also can be changed with the texture change HUD).  You don’t need to be in the group to pick this fab gift up, but… you can if you want to!

Sizes included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique, Hourglass
  • Belleza Isis, Freya, Venus

Snuggling In My Boots

I picked up these snuggly Beth Boots fitted with socks at Aleutia’s offerings at The Wash Cart Sale for just 10L! The best part about these boots is that they come with a texture change hud, so you can match them up with whatever you are wearing in a click!

Whew.. ok, onto my next project!  Enjoy your day 🙂

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee (featured @ Uber)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Ginger
Shirt – Blueberry Jolly Holidays Mini Gift Sweater (free / 0L)
Jeans – Blueberry Pizza
Boots – Aleutia Beth Boots (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Antlers – Blueberry Jolly Holidays Unisex Antlers (free / 0L)

The Stuff…

Build – Trompe Loeil Chatham Loft
Chair – Park Place Home Décor Holiday White Armchair (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Stool – Park Place Home Décor Holiday Trees Ottoman (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Rug – Park Place Home Décor Holiday Rug – Red (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Pillows – Park Place Home Décor Floor Pillows Holiday (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Candle Plate – Park Place Home Décor Holiday Candle Table (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Art -Park Place Home Décor Holiday Snowbirds Wall Art (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Kitty Rug – Storax Tree – Feline Treasures Naptime Rug (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Décor Table – Lacrime dell’anima Christmas Table Happy (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

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Come Home for the Holidays

Circa - Northern Fireplace Set

♫ Come on down to my place baby, we’ll talk about love… ♪

Come Home for the Holidays and I’ll make you a cozy place to lay your head. I’ll serve you champagne off of the Champagne Cocktails Tray from Kittycat’s Creations and you can enjoy it while sitting in the Home For the Holidays Rocking Chair by Park Place Home Decor.   I have your Christmas in a Barrel decorated with a candle and lighted trees from Wood Works. Do you like how I decorated the Red & Gold Christmas Tree I found at Dixie Dandelion? We can sit by the fire on the Holiday Rugs Collection I picked up at Pastiche in our Red Mitten Pajamas (His and Hers) from Sweet Intoxication. All these hunt gifts can be found on the Home for the Holidays Hunt for just $1L each!

♬ There’s a Light Burning in the Fireplace… ♫

Let’s sit by the fire and toast some marshmallows with the [CIRCA] Northern Forest Fireplace Set the Day 11 Advent gift from KittyCatS.  This FREE gift comes with the fireplace, with a beautiful fire, decorations for the mantle, two pillows with animations and marshmallow sticks to get your toasting on. With a night like this planned, how could you tell me no?

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Holiday Decor…

[CIRCA] – “Northern Forest” Fireplace Set – KittyCatS Advent Gift Day 11 FREE $0L

Pastiche – Holiday Rugs Collection –  Home For The Holiday’s Hunt $1L

Kittycat’s Creations – Champagne Cocktails Tray –  Home For The Holiday’s Hunt $1L

Park Place Home Decor –  Home For the Holidays Rocking Chair – Home For The Holiday’s Hunt $1L

Wood Works – Christmas in a Barrel –  Home For The Holiday’s Hunt $1L

Dixie Dandelion – Red & Gold Christmas Tree – Home For The Holiday’s Hunt $1L

Carson is wearing…

Sweet Intoxication – Mitten Red Men’s Pajamas – Home For The Holiday’s Hunt $1L

Skin – Belleza – Shawn N/A (circa 2010)

Hair – Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

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The Wash Cart Sale – [Park Place] Home Decor

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The [Park Place] Home Decor Cart at The Wash Cart Sale is chalked full of goodies.

Choices choices, so which items do I need? At 10L each, all of them!
I just couldn’t decide so I got the home decor items and the t-shirts to wear while decorating.   

SnapshotI am always a fan of copy/modify items and here is a great example. All 3 plants from The Park Place Cart Sale are copy/mod so when I rezzed them and found they were a bit big for my liking tho a quick edit to resize them and poof I have just what I want. I also still have them in their original size. Plus there is another bonus in this case when I resized them it took the prim count down. Both Tubs of Roses were 4 prims each and went to 2 prims each. I also saved a prim making the Hanging Fern smaller. Thanks to Suzy Sumerton for making her items with these options. All of the T-shirts on the cart are mesh and have cute prints on them, so nice just to toss on when you need a t-shirt to hang out in. Pair them with shorts, jeans even skirts.

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After playing outside with my new plants it was time to do some decorating inside. I probably shouldn’t have put the chocolates on the mantle in fear they would melt but they won’t be there long enough for that LOL.

 

Here are all the details:

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The Wash Cart Sale- [Park Place] Home Decor All items 10L each

Shirt: [Park Place] Cart at The Wash Cart Sale – Women’s V-neck Tee – Furry Hitchhikers 10L

Shorts: Coldlogic shorts – Campbell.classic (no longer available)

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Plants: [Park Place] Home Decor at The Wash Cart Sale 10L each

Table: Retro Camping Table Multitexture on Marketplace 0L

Shirt: [Park Place] Cart at The Wash Cart Sale – Women’s V-neck Tee -Ride Like the Wind 10L

Shorts: Coldlogic shorts – Campbell.classic (no longer available)

Shoes: fri.day – Effy.sandals (steels & dust) Past FLF (available in other colors currently full price)

Hair: Mina – Yenna – Dark Blonde – Gacha Machine in store

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Marble Resting Egret, Box of Fine Chocolate, Blue Mosaic Decorative Jar and Copper Red Clock – The Wash Cart Sale- [Park Place] Home Decor All items 10L each

Fireplace: [ba] white fireplace with candles on Marketplace

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No Passport Needed

Hello again, FabFree Dear ones! I don’t know about y’all but I need a vacation! Taking eighty or so days to trapse around shopping at fabulous stores and collecting great prizes sounds like just the thing.

No Passport Needed

My first stop on the “Around the Grid in Eighty Days” Hunt was at Nerdy Girl. I am absolutely in love with this dress! I spent a large part of my collage age years in Oklahoma and route 66 runs right through there. I have very fond memories of cruising the ‘mother road’ through the back country and stopping at funky little diners and dives along the way. The ‘Vintage Summer Road trip ‘ dress would have been the perfect get up to cruise around in! It comes in all the standard sizes and the little bow at the waist is optional.

I had to have hair that would ‘flow’ in the breeze as I drive so I stopped at Kokolores’ shop at the Hair Fair and picked up their free gift – Ash . It comes in a very nice variety of colors and is unisex. I’m thinking it would look tres smexy on some of you guys out there who rock the longer hair.

As my real life BH  ( That’s Beloved Husband ) will tell you: I never travel light. Poor guy is pulling out his hair trying to pack everything for our move as it is.  Annnyway, Park Place Home Decore has set out the sleek three piece luggage group for us as part of the Around the Grid in Eighty Days Hunt. It comes loaded with 22 poses for guys and gals. It’s just the thing to pack up your souvenirs from the trip!

The Hair Fair only lasts until July 26! That’s just a few more days, so if you need hair ( and who doesn’t??) go support the Wigs for Kids charity and grab some marvelous free gifts.

The Around the Grid in Eighty Days Hunt runs all the way till September 30th!

 

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet + Basic nail HUD
Ears – Aitui
GlassesAmala – Smitten Kitten Sunglasses
Pose w/ suitcase – .click. – World traveler – (25L per play Gacha in mainstore)

Dress – Nerdy Girl – Vintage Summer Road Trip – (1L prize Around the Grid in Eighty Days Hunt)

Hair – Kokolores – Ash – (Free/0l/Hair Fair free gift)  in the Brunette Sim

3 piece Luggage set – Park Place Home Decore – (1L prize for Around the Grid in Eighty Days Hunt)

 

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Back to the Beach

Ahhhhh, the weekend is finally here!  And with it… I have returned to the beach. Where, like MZ. Love said, “It’s all peace, love and sandy feet!

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One of my favorite things to do when we lived out in California, was spend all day playing on the beach with our family then building a bonfire to cook out.  So when I saw this adorable ‘Sunshine Beach Set’ from Park Place Home Decore was a prize for the 2L ‘Keep Calm and BBQ’ Hunt I knew I had to have it.  The set comes with the cute chair loaded with  20 poses, the stripy towel also loaded with 13 poses and props PLUS the Picnic Basket.

I also found this cute outfit, ‘Lexington’ from Euphoria Couture, on the Hunt. The set comes with the denim shorts. the red checkered halter top and the red sandals for Slink flat feet. Everything you need for a day on the warm sands.  Last, but not least, I picked up these sweet treats ‘I Scream’ nails from Weaponized Sugar. They are for Slink hands and there is an applier for system hands as well.

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My gorgeous hair is not part of the Hunt but I wanted to tell everyone who loves hair styles about it anyway! Truth Hair is having a huge sale with over 100 styles all marked down to 50L per color pack. This is ‘Aradhana’ and it comes with the color change HUD for the hair band so it will fit lots of your outfits. I don’t know how long this awesome sale will last so hurry over and stock up!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet

Outfit + ShoesEuphoria Couture – Lexington Set – (2L prize for the Keep Calm and BBQ Hunt)

Nails Weaponized Sugar – I Scream – (2L prize for the Keep Calm and BBQ Hunt)

Chair + Towel + BasketPark Place Home Decore – Sunshine Beach Set – (2L prize for the Keep Calm and BBQ Hunt)

HairTruth Hair – Aradhana – (50L per color pack during the 50L Sale)

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The Heat Wave Event: Park Place Home Décor

pphd Hello Fabulouses! I have returned to show you some more fab finds at The Heat Wave Event! There are just four more days in this event, so make sure you book some time to check out all of the sweet 10L offers!!

Today I am showing off Park Place Home Décor.  At The Wash Sale, They are offering eleven decorative pieces to decorate your home with – priced all at 10L each!  In the photo above, I am displaying the Black Laquer Wall Clock, Agave Plant Stands, Coffee Tray, Black Marble Giraffe Decoration & the Globe Dragon Lamp.

Also in this photo you will see The Goergetown Dining Set Buffet which I purchased at the Park Place Home Décor shop.  While I was there, I noticed that they are participating in The Silk Road Hunt, and their free prize is the animated Silk Road Golden Throne Chair shown.  This chair is copy so you can rez more than one as I have done and contains a pose menu offering several male and female poses.
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ps.  The gorgeous Divine Starlight Gown that I am posing in is on sale for a limited time at Siss Boom for just 99L!

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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Karin
Head Applier – Lara Hurley Alena
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Moon Eleven
Dress – Siss Boom Divine Starlight (99L / sale)
Pose by Le Poppycock
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Build by Baffle (closed)
Buffet – Park Place Home Décor Georgetown Dining Set Buffet
Chairs – Park Place Home Décor Silk Road Golden Throne (free / 0L / Silk Road Hunt)
Clock – Park Place Home Décor Black Laquer Wall Clock (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)
Planters – Park Place Home Décor Agave Plant Stand (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)
Giraffe – Park Place Home Décor Black Marble Giraffe (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)
Service – Park Place Home Décor Coffee Tray (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)
Lamp – Park Place Home Décor Dragon Globe Lamp (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)

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The Wash Cart Sale: Park Place Home Decor

Snapshot_001Today I am featuring some decorative items that can be found at The Park Place Home Décor display at The Wash Cart Sale!  As with ALL of the items at The Wash Cart Sale, these are 10L sale items.  You will see scattered around me at home in my big comfy chair: the Elephant Family Shelf Décor, Shelf Magazine Basket, Shelf Mail Basket and the Small Shelf Clock.

Below you will see the entire cart offerings – Happy shopping!

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Love is wearing… and other stuff…

Skin – Glam Affair Sia
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Magika Hair Things
Hands & Feet by Slink
Shirt – Sn@tch Mesh Venus Polkadot Top
Pants – Pixicat Biker Pants
Shoes – Pure Poison Cutipie Flats Chevron (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)

Chair – Scarlet Creative Amelia Loveseat
Chandelier – {anc} Cirque de Reviere (65L per play – instore gacha)
Park Place Home Décor Small Shelf Clock  (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Park Place Home Décor Shelf Magazine Basket  (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Park Place Home Décor Shelf Mail Basket  (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Park Place Home Décor Marble Elephant Family Shelf Décor (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

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FabFree Designer of The Day – 2/18/14 – Park Place Home Decor

[Park Place] Love is in the Air Decor

Park Place Home Decor Love is in the Air Decor (free gift / 0L)
– http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Loring%20Park%20Place/42/107/32

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