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Spelling 101

Snapshot_007School Is In Session

Hey there FabFree!  In my last post I showed you a group gift by MonaLISA [HERE], and as I was digging through the rest of the items I picked up at the same time, I came across this great business suit that had a real teachery kind of feel to me.  It reminded me that “someone” was picking on my Canadian spelling last week in blog comments posted [HERE] and I had threatened to school him on the subject.

I honestly have no idea why we have different spellings for the same words between Canada and the USA. It’s probably one of those things we’ll never figure out with history going back and forth… Just saying…  I wasn’t wrong!

Nothing Suits Me Like A Suit

The MonaLISA Business Mini Skirt & Suit Jacket both come in S-XL mesh sizes with alpha layers.  As I mentioned in my previous post regarding MonaLISA, the group is 100L to join.

Hey, I Put Some New Shoes On

On my avatar, I am also wearing the latest group gift shoe offer by Phedora!  The Marian Heels have been added in a full fatpack of colours to the ever growing group gift section at their shop.  With a one time 300L join fee, you can pick up several fantastic pairs of shoes that are compatible with many types of feet.

In A Hurry

As Edi mentioned in her post earlier today [HERE], it’s Fifty Linden Friday… and if you are really quick, you can still stop by Maxi Gossamer and pick up their Fifty Linden Friday offer for today.  It’s a little tough to see in my post, but you can buy their Love Catcher Heart Necklace and Earring set for 50L, just today!

Class dismissed!
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Elua Oceana
Outfit – MonaLISA Business Mini Skirt & Suit Jacket (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Shoes – Phedora Marian Group Gift (free group gift / 0L / 300L to join)
Jewelry – Maxi Gossamer FLF Necklace Love Catcher Heart (50L / Fifty Linden Friday)
Glasses – Mad Mesh Mesh Nerd Glasses in several colours (plain and checkered) (9L / marketplace)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Scene – *CS* Welcome to Classroom (edited board – pose not used) (65L / marketplace)

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A Fab Free Breakfast Club

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Hello Again Fab Free’rs! There are a few more days left to pick up the many FREE gifts available at the Anniversary round of Designer Showcase, so I chose a few more to share with you. I also couldn’t help but notice all the 80s and 90s movie nostalgia on the blog. I like it! Finally, did not go unnoticed that Carson claimed the role of Fab Free Black Sheep. That made me smile, and chuckle a little. To quote the best of all the John Hughes movies, the truth is “… that each one of us is a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal…” or perhaps in some instances a black sheep.

A Dress for a Princess & a Basket Case…

This mixed floral and animal print dress is the FREE Designer Showcase gift from Kendrasy Creations. No matter if you’re a princess, a brain, an athlete, a basket case, or perhaps even a criminal, this dress is perfect for a night out. The dress comes in body-specific mesh sizes for Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, eBody, Belleza Isis, Belleza Freya, and Belleza Venus. I must admit, I do feel like a sassy princess in this dress. As with all the gifts at the Designer Showcase, you’ll need to join the Designer Showcase group to pick up this FREE gift. The Designer Showcase group is FREE to join.
Princess

… and the Jewelry to Match 

Yet another FREE gift at the Designer Showcase Anniversary round is this gorgeous jewelry set from Moondance Boutqiue. The necklace in the photo comes with a matching pair of dangle earrings. In addition the set can be resized and recolored with the scripted touch menu. This means the jewelry will match virtually any outfit whether you’re the princess or the basket case, or like me and a little bit of both! Don’t forget to wear that Designer Showcase group tag to get your gifts.

Here are the Details, Enjoy!

Hair – Exile::Give and Take: 6. Grayscale

Skin – Essences – Digby

Head – CATWA HEAD Helena

Jewelry – Moondance Boutique Nancy Jewelry Set – FREE Group Gift/Designer Showcase Group FREE to Join

Dress – Kendrasy Creations – Zebra Rose – FREE Group Gift/Designer Showcase Group FREE to Join

Body – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Le Poppycock

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Once Upon a Fairy Tale

Once Upon a Fairy Tale

Once upon a time…….a fair princess named Kathryn followed her sure-footed canine Prince Ripley on a journey through the lands beyond First Life.  They had many marvelous adventures including rescuing homeless kittens, conquering dust bunnies, and spying a Kraken while sailing across sparkling waters.  Along the way, the fair maiden and her companion kept their eyes peeled for bargains and special items to share with their readers.  On this fair evening, two sweet, new friends lead our adventurers to discover yet another Fabulous Find…

Pretty in Pastel

My outfit tonight features a rose-tinted, high-waist maxi skirt which hugs my curves and drapes softly to a slightly ruffled, ankle-length hem.  Naomi comes in fitmesh in two sizes (XXS – S) and (M-L) as well as a Maitreya version.  In this picture, I am sporting the fitmesh style, even though I am wearing my Maitreya Lara body.  For some reason, the top I chose to wear kept poking through the Maitreya version of the skirt, but it behaves itself with the fitmesh option.  This long skirt is fit for a princess, yet won’t dent the palace coffers at all, since it is a free gift for the Second Life Frees and Offers Group.  Best of all, the group is completely free to join!  All you need to do to add the Naomi skirt to your wardrobe is switch to your SL Frees and Offers group tag, teleport over to the WellMade store, then tap the group gift sign.

Finishing Touches

My baby unicorn friend is gazing up at my Love and Luck Necklace from Kerriki.  I think its subtle sparkle and sheen caught the little one’s fancy.  I can’t say I blame her!  A delicate shade of pink tourmaline, the clover pendant sits suspended from a finely wrought silver chain, just waiting to bring good fortune my way.  With a price tag of only one little linden, I couldn’t pass up a four-leafed lucky charm!  This little gem can be yours with one quick shopping trip to the Marketplace. Who knows, it might even bring you good luck, too!

Off to Explore

Before the alarm clock rouses me from my fairy tale slumber, the pupster and I need to check out some more of the Once Upon a Fairy Tale sim.  Sweet dreams to you, dear readers, and happy shopping!

~ Princess Kathryn (and Sir Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Hope

Hair:  Magika Stay the Night

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Armor

Necklace:  Kerriki Love and Luck Necklace Pink Tourmaline (1L on the Marketplace)

Top:  Vivi Sasha Floral Swing Tank Pink

Skirt:  WellMade Naomi Rose Long Skirt (free gift for SL Frees and Offers Group 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  KC Couture Brazilia for Slink High Feet (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Pose:  aDorkable Poses

Sim:  Once Upon a Fairy Tale
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Avoiding Those Dust Bunnies

Gray Day

Brrrr……. hello there Fabulouses!  With frigid winter weather blustering at our door, and the snow piling high outside, Ripley and I decided to hibernate with some of our favorite books.  Nestled under a cozy throw in my hanging chair, I caught up on my reading, while my canine pal hunted dust bunnies lurking in the corners of our attic.  I lazed the day away in style thanks to my new, knitted dress from Xtravagance.

Dress Impeccably and They Remember the Woman

My free, cozy, long-sleeved knitted “Sarah” dress from Xtravagance provided just the right amount of warmth for a mid-winter’s get away, while at the same time hugging my every curve.  The texture of the vertical ribbing is criss-crossed by delicate purply-pink and white horizontal stripes, which provides visual interest.  This dress reminds me of a soft knit sweater I have in real life that is so comfortable to wear.  Sarah comes in Fitmesh for classic avatars as well as appliers for mesh bodies.  To add this knitted frock to your inventory, join the Power Woman group for 50L, then head on over to Xtravagance and click the gift board.

What’s Included:

  • Fitmesh for classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Fitmesh for Belleza, Hourglass, Maitreya, Slink, and TMP mesh bodies

Shakes of Snow
New Group Goodies

Have you noticed all the new group gifts Love and Pru have been featuring lately?  Apparently the pupster did!  While I was lost in literature, Ripley temporarily abandoned his hunt, and set out to retrieve just the right finishing touch for my outfit.  He must have read Pru’s Designer Friday post {HERE} featuring the Hello Dave store, and checked out the FabFree Group Gifts list {HERE} because he startled me out of my fantasy world by dropping the free nail polish applier HUD called Shades of Snow into my lap.  It contained 5 wintry hues just perfect for adding a finishing touch to my outfit.  I chose to slick on the darkest pink color, since it echoed the delicate blush of my sweater’s stripes.  In addition to Shades of Snow, the free gift for the Fabulously Free Group from Hello Dave also includes the frosty-themed Fairy French and the Cuticle Glitz sets.  I just love the shiny texture of the polishes in this gift collection!  The best part is that all fifteen hues are completely free for Fab Free Group members.  Simply activate your Fab Free group tag, teleport over to Hello Dave, click the gift board, and a new manicure will be delivered right to your inventory in practically no time at all.

And Now for Those Dust Bunnies!

All too soon, the pale afternoon sunlight faded away, and the peaceful solitude of our attic hideaway was shattered by explosive canine sneezes.  Ripley, apparently victorious in his dust bunny quest, reminded me of the chores we had ditched for our afternoon literary escape.  Ah well, it was a welcome treat, if only for a little while… I hope you are able to find a mid-winter respite of your own.  Until my next post, happy shopping, my friends!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing …

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alexa (99L at Kustom9)

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

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier Aiko

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Ryleigh

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Dusk

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation! The Statement Necklace 6

Dress:  Xtravagance Sarah Dress Knit (free group gift for Power Woman Group 0L/50L to join)

Shoes:  N-Core Kate Glitter “Fatpack” Promo (150L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Nail Polish Applier:  Hello Dave Shades of Snow Nail Polish Applier (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group 0L/0L to join)

Poses:  (full body shot) aDorkable Poses

(close up of nails) Infiniti

Sim:  Luane’s World
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Everybody Cut Footloose

I Just Wanna DanceWell hello Fab Free’rs! I’m happy to be here, and excited about the Fabulous freebies I get to share with you. For those that aren’t already aware, the Designer Showcase event is celebrating an anniversary this month. If there’s anything we have learned from the anniversaries of other events it’s that anniversaries often mean gifts! This anniversary round of Designer Showcase is no different in that aspect. There are so many gifts, I didn’t even try to count them. That said, I of course picked a few of my personal favorites to share with you here. I can’t deny I watched the original 1984 version of Footloose yesterday evening and it completely inspired the way I chose to style this look!

Soothe1 Hundred Hoodie

This one-piece applier hoodie is the FREE Designer Showcase Anniversary gift from 1 Hundred. I really like how cute this hoodie is on its own, but I can attest that it looks equally cute with a pair of jeans. There is a hood add-on for some added dimension. This gift includes classic system layers, and an all-in-one applier hud with appliers for just about every mesh body part out there (at least it seems that way). The hud works for mesh bodies, booties, and breasts. You will need to join the Designer Showcase group and wear the group tag to pick up this gift. The Designer Showcase group is FREE to join.

Entice Nails - Simple LifeEntice – Simple Life 

I just had to add in these nail appliers from Entice. They are so cute, and since I didn’t manage to get a decent up-close photo, I uploaded the vendor ad so you can see how cute these manicures are. This polish set is the FREE Designer Showcase Anniversary gift from Entice. I love the little gold studs and the matte finish. As you can see from the photo this nail applier hud will work for Belleza, Slink, Maitreya, and Omega compatible nails. Also, don’t forget you need to join the Designer Showcase group and wear that group tag to pick up the gifts.

Here are the Details, Enjoy!

Hair – +Spellbound+ Lionhearted // Grimoire : Complete

Head – CATWA HEAD Helena

Skin – Essences – Digby

Lipstick Applier – ~Shiny Stuffs~ CATWA Tinted Lip Balm Applier – FREE on the Marketplace *Originally Blogged Here 

Hoodie – 1 Hundred. Pullover Hoodie Set. Grey – FREE Group Gift @Designer Showcase /Group is FREE to Join 

Nail Applier – Entice – Simple Life Nails – FREE Group Gift @Designer Showcase /Group is FREE to Join

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

Legwarmers w/slippers – REIGN.- BALLERINA WARMERS- BLACK

Boombox – [Since1975] BoomBox/C Black (Hand) – in store gacha, 75L per play

Dance Bar w/pose – Resplendent Ballet Barre

*Additional Pose by Le Poppycock

**Private Location

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New Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift: Luziefee

Hi there FabFree Readers! Luziefee has updated their Fabulously Free in SL group gift with a really sweet offer!  When you head over to the Luziefee mainstore and pop on your Fabulously Free in SL inworld group tag, you can pick up the Tula mesh shirt in three colours along with a matching nail applier HUD for free!

Thank you very much Luzie!

Luziefee – Added 01/09/16

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How to grab your gift!

To pick up these group gifts, you will need to have your Fabulously Free in SL inworld group tag activated (It’s free to join!).  To join the group, copy and past the following link into local chat in your SL viewer and click the link in local chat – secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about

There are three ways to keep an eye on our growing list of free group gifts:

  1. Click the Group Gifts Listing Button at the top right hand side of the blog.
  2. Watch for the inworld group notices.
  3. Visit our inworld Fabulously Free in SL Info Hub and click the listing on the sign by the party table.


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Fab Free Designer Friday on a Sunday – Brandy’s Boutique

Brandy's Boutique Landing GazeboHello Fab Free’rs, I hope everyone had a good weekend. I have to say mine was quite good except that the weekly Designer Friday post is so late this week. I’d like to blame yesterday’s Midnight Madness with Love, Carson, Kathryn, and Serena… but that really doesn’t fit since the margaritas didn’t happen until late Friday night! The important thing is that this week’s shop Brandy’s Boutique would make a fun shopping excursion on any day. The above photo shows the pretty gazebo that is at the landing point for Brandy’s Boutique. In the gazebo you’ll see signs and information about events and groups Brandy’s Boutique and other shops in the location are associated with. Just follow the cobblestone path out of the gazebo toward Brandy’s Boutique. You’ll know witch path to take by the signs on ground.
Brandy's Boutique ExteriorIt’s definitely winter at Brandy’s Boutique. The snow is falling heavily as you make your way the short distance from the gazebo to the Brandy’s Boutique shop entrance. Directly in front of you will be the main shop, and you’ll also see a men’s outlet to one side, and mesh outlet on the other side. Each spot has a FREE group gift waiting in the center of the room. The Brandy’s Boutique group is FREE to join. For the most part Brandy’s Boutique offers unique stylish women’s clothing with mesh and appliers. You’ll find everything from casual wear to costumes.
Brandy's Boutique GiftsOnce inside the main shop, you’ll find a counter with the Brandy’s Boutique group gift, and a group only discounted item. Also Brandy’s Boutique group members get a 5% discount on their purchases when they shop while wearing their group tag! Directly across from the desk high up on the wall, you’ll also find a few other group gifts, and event items. Included is the fantastic Fabulously Free in SL group exclusive gift (you’ll need to switch to your Fab Free group tag for this one) which Edi blogged previously here. You won’t want to miss out on these fun freebies, and don’t forget you can drag the guys in your Second Life along as well for the men’s gift at the men’s outlet. Thanks for reading and happy shopping!


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I Need Vitamin Sea!

Where Ever You Are

Hello there, Fab Free!  Once again, Astrid inspired me, this time by mentioning warm weather (another great idea, Astrid!).  I, too, have been feeling the need to escape gray days, sweaters, and chilly temperatures.  The Salt Water sim provided the perfect tranquil hideaway for Ripley and I.  We enjoyed a lovely afternoon strolling on the beach, walking off those extra midnight margarita calories from Friday night (thank you, Love!).  With nothing but gently crashing waves, the cries of far off seabirds, and tangy breezes, it was a welcome relief from the daily grind.

No Jacket Required

Grateful for the ideal climate and mild temperature, I happily slipped into Abril, a sleek, embroidered free lucky board prize from The Beautiful Ones.  In my last post {HERE}, I showcased a gorgeous TBO gown, and mentioned all the goodies that are included with the 25L join fee for the group.  The chance to win Abril in several different shades is one of those extra bonuses.  The sienna version I am wearing today features an intricate embroidery pattern layered above a background that fades from a deep, reddish brown to a pale, creamy hue.  Sleeveless and figure hugging, this frock is fit for a sophisticated night out, or a casual afternoon with friends, depending on how you accessorize your look.  The prize package contains mesh in standard sizes (XXS, XS, S, M, L) and the coordinating alpha layer.  By adjusting the alpha of my Maitreya Lara mesh body, I was able to wear the classic style just fine.  To add Abril to your inventory, simply head over to The Beautiful Ones, activate your group tag, and make the short trip upstairs where you will find the group-only lucky chair.  While you are there, give the midnight madness boards a tap, and you might be adding more loveliness to your wardrobe, as well!

The Lucky One

Shine On

After donning my new sheath-style dress, I turned around to see Ripley perched on my chair with the Mandala Marketplace shop brought up on my screen.  Upon noticing my raised eyebrow, he gave me a sheepish grin, nudged the monitor, then jumped down so I could check out his latest find.  The pupster struck gold (literally), at 70% off no less, with these Luck earrings in gold and brown.  In a large, hoop style with a beautiful metal texture, and dangles, they matched the tone of my frock perfectly….all for only 57L!  With my free dress and sale priced earrings, I splurged, and scooped up the coordinating Luck necklace for 70 percent off as well.  The necklace has a resize option, which is handy because it comes in a unisex version, and was a bit large for my figure at first, but after a little tweaking, it worked well.  I tossed my canine pal a few Ripley-snacks as I added my new baubles to my outfit, grabbed his leash and his favorite ball, then we journeyed over to the beach for a welcome, stress-free break.  I hope you have a relaxing Sunday yourselves, dear readers.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Kelly

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

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

Hair:  Exile Royal Command

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Earrings:  Mandala Luck Earring Gold (57L on the Marketplace – 70% off on sale)

Necklace:  Mandala Luck Necklace Brown and Gold (127L – 70% off on sale)

Dress:  The Beautiful Ones Abril Embroidered Dress (free Group Lucky Board Prize  0L/25L to join)

Shoes:  KC Couture Shoes Brazilia (75L on the Marketplace)

Nail Applier:  ZOZ Rubber Polish

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Salt Water

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New Years Zen

ZenWell Hello There Fab Free’rs! I hope you are all well, I’m glad you’re here. I want to share with you one of my hopes for this shiny new year. While there are lots of things I am going to work toward in my 2017, at the top of the list is a little personal zen. I believe that intuition and self reflection are important. I intend to be more accepting of myself, rather than remain often at war. I want to be genuinely happier, and bring happiness to others. That’s not to say that I am unhappy, I consider myself to be very fortunate in many ways. However, I think there’s always room for improvement! If you don’t already have all the happiness you could possibly want in your own lives, I wish that happiness finds you also. Truthfully I think everyone can benefit from a little personal zen. Okay I’ve got all the sentiment out of my system, now for the freebies!

Aurica Store – Bileya Tattoo 

Starting with this gorgeous pink henna style mandala type tattoo. I’m not often into pink, though I find myself appreciating it more lately, I still love this tattoo from Aurica. It’s a FREE gift listed on the Marketplace. Included in this gift from Aurica is an applier only. The applier hud will work for Omega compatible bodies, Maitreya Lara, Slink bodies, and TMP bodies. I think the mandala type design is perfect for the new year. You may or may not know this, but the mandala is said to represent a “…dreamers search for completeness and self-unity.”

Cureless – Moonlight Jewels

Cureless recently sent out a FREE group gift. This bindi type crescent moon is beautiful. The textures have an almost iridescent quality. This gift from Cureless includes a color change hud with a ton of color options. I probably should have counted them, but trust me, there are a lot! The Cureless group is FREE to join. To get the gift, just join the group and check the past notices. Hurry though, notices do not stay available forever. I think I’ll be wearing this little jewel often.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – lovey dovey :: Regan :: Unicorns  Store Currently Closed

SkinEssences – Poppy #D01 (Omega)

Head – CATWA HEAD Helena

Ears – Mandala – (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER1

Bindi – CURELESS [+] Moonlight Jewels – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

TattooAurica –  .:AS:. Bileya Tattoo (Pink) – FREE on the Marketplace 

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Sari Sari

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 12/30/2016 – Beloved Jewelry

Beloved JewelryHello There Fab Free’rs! It’s Friday, and we know what that means: Fab Free Designer Friday! This weeks post is dedicated to Beloved Jewelry. I have to tell you, it’s been quite a day of blunders for me today. I actually had an entire post written and photos taken of what I thought was the Beloved Jewelry main store, only to find out that I’d been at their satellite store the whole time.  If Love hadn’t come to help me “find” the Beloved Jewelry Fab Free exclusive gift, I would have been in big trouble. My whole post would have been about the right shop, but wrong location! Needless to say, I have it all sorted out and Love probably got a good laugh!

My mishap aside, the Beloved Jewelry store is really elegantly set up with a grand desk at the entrance. On the desk you’ll find a little black box with a FREE Beloved Jewelry group gift, and a second group only vendor that will allow you to purchase a box full of previous group gifts. Just below these fantastic gifts, you’ll also see 3 group exclusive group gifts for other groups including the Fabulously Free group gift blogged previously by Astrid. Now I am getting a little ahead of myself. I got distracted by all the fabulous gifts. The Beloved Jewelry store has a wide range of gorgeous jewelry that ranges in style from casual to formal. You’ll even find some beautiful shoes to suit your formal wear needs. Most of the jewelry is for the ladies only, however the shop does have an entire section dedicated to wedding jewelry and bridal sets which of course include male sizes. If you’re looking for a gift for someone you care for, or even a gift just for yourself, you’ll want to stop through Beloved Jewelry. As you browse through the store you’ll even find specials and discounted items for shopping events. Just look closely at the signage throughout the store, everything is clearly marked.Dollarbies As you’re browsing and hopefully shopping, you may want to take note of the wall behind the front desk area. The back of that wall is where you’ll find the Beloved Jewelry dollarbie section. As you can see from the above photo there are a lot of beautiful jewelry sets to choose from in a wide range of styles.  These items are all no transfer so they aren’t meant for gifting, but rather would be a lovely and inexpensive way to treat yourself. I sincerely hope you’ll take a moment to check out Beloved Jewelry, and don’t forget to pick up all the awesome gifts while you’re there.