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Just Waiting Around…

Endless Waiting

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Friday!  Ripley and I had quite an adventure last night that involved a check engine light, a tow truck, and an excruciating wait at a garage for a mechanic that moved as slow as molasses in January.  After hours of tapping our toes, we were finally able to get back on the road, but it made for a very long day, indeed.

Leather Jacket

While we remained on stand-by in the brisk November air, I was glad to have my cozy jacket from Mad Cat Crreations to ward off the chill.  With a double layered lapel, rolled back cuffs, and a snug-fitting waist buckle, I was cloaked in comfort.  A gleaming zipper helped to insulate me and seal out the breeze trying to work its way through to my bones.  One thing I really enjoy about this coat is the way it nipped in at the waistline and emphasized my curves.  The best part – this fall essential only cost 1L and a bit of searching time in The Jerky Turkey Hunt.  To pick up one for yourself, teleport over to Mad Cat Crreations and locate the orange feather concealed in the shop.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit Mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

It’s Time for a Pity Party

Ripley and I had discovered another hunt prize, the Spiked Collar from Ama. that coordinated perfectly with my outfit.  An offering for the Pity Party at the Doll House Hunt, this neck wear comes with a HUD which allows you to change the color of the rhinestones set into the black leather band.  After searching around the store, the pupster located the hunt object, (a small pink dollhouse).  I paid 10L, then happily scooped up my new bauble.  You can see a close up of it in the image below (along with my face when I received the bill from the mechanic).  Although I enjoy being without a monthly car payment, maybe it’s time to search for a new vehicle…

And then You Get the Bill

Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available)

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Opal

Choker:  Ama. Spiked Collar (hunt prize for the Pity Party Hunt – 10L)

Jacket:  Mad Cat Crreations Woman (prize for the Turkey Jerky Hunt – 1L)

Tank Top:  [Cynful] Ness Tank Top

Jeans:  Beck Black Jeans for Maitreya (50L on the Marketplace)

Boots:  KC Couture Arizona Cowgirl Ankle Boots

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  Yasminia

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Grateful for the Little Things

Grateful for the Little Things

Hello Fabulouses!  There’s a jerky turkey running around SL, creating havoc, and  leaving orange feathers all over the place.  Ripley is determined to catch this guy, and I am along for the ride, scooping up hunt prizes as we go, for only 1L each.   It’s a great deal – all I have to do is follow the pup’s talented nose from sim to sim, hand out a few Ripley Snacks every now and then, and collect feathers.

Hoping to Find a Hunt Prize

It all started when we were at Hope’s Creations, trying to locate an elusive dollhouse for another hunt.  As we wandered from room to room in the shop, I urged Ripley, “Find it, Pal.  Find it!”  Suddenly, he got “that look” in his eye, and took off, nose to the ground, with me trailing along behind him.  He quickly reached his destination, and stood, wagging his tail wildly.  The only thing was, he didn’t find a dollhouse; he proudly pointed out … an old orange feather.  Slightly disappointed, but not wanting to offend the pup, I tossed him a reward, paid 1L, and picked up the feather.

I’m so glad I did, because an entire outfit was nestled inside the hunt object!  A warm, ribbed, under layer shirt, with three quarter length sleeves, a cropped sweater with the word “Grateful” written in multi-colored script across the front, and a skirt were all included.  Smiling at Ripley, I gladly slipped on the top and admired the textures.  I really enjoy the contrast between the darker cropped sweater and the creamy tone of the undershirt, and the message to be thankful was a timely reminder.  I was in the mood for comfy-casual for a day of miscellaneous errands, so I donned some bell bottom jeans instead of the skirt.  However, it is really cute, with a leafy design in coordinating tones to match the text printed on the shirt.  To add this adorable outfit to your inventory, teleport over to Hope’s Creations, and located the bright orange feather concealed in the shop, pay 1L, and the TJ Shirt and Skirt will be delivered right to your inventory.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Curvy
  • eBody
  • Fine
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus

We never did track down the dollhouse, so Ripley and I will hit the trail again tonight to see if we can ferret it out.  If not, I’m sure my boy will be raring to locate that gobbler at another store.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner:  *Spicy* Eyeliners Catwa & Omega (free on the Marketplace – 0L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Ryleigh

Top:  Hopes Creations TJ Shirt (prize for the Turkey Jerky Hunt – 1L)

Jeans:  [Well Made] Tara Bell Bottom Jeans

Sim:  Oh Deer

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Look Out Any Window

Look Out Any Window

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I returned to the Ricielli Halloween Hunt, and discovered another gorgeous dress for only 15L.  The EOS II dress features a delicate lace trim all along the neckline, which adds a soft feminine appeal.  The deep midnight texture has a subtle sheen to it that highlights the natural folds in the skirt and the criss-crossed tie at the waistline.  This frock fits beautifully, and is an amazing bargain!  With elegant accessories, it is perfect for a date night, but is also just as wonderful for every day wear.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya
  • Belleza Isis
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Original

I’m not sure how long the Halloween Hunt will continue at Ricielli’s, so if you like this dress as much as I do, I’d recommend heading over to the shop as soon as possible.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner:  *Spicy* Eyeliners Applier Catwa & Omega (free gift on the Marketplace – 0L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Ice (in-store gacha – 50L)

Jewelry:  Maxi Gossamer Angelika set (includes necklace and earrings)

Dress:  Ricielli EOS II Dress (prize for in-store Halloween Hunt – 15L)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Lost Sanctuary

Song:  Look Out Any Window by Bruce Hornsby and the Range (a classic song that is still so true today)

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Which Path Will You Choose?

Down a Gravel Road

Happy Friday Fabulouses!  I don’t know about you, but I sure am ready for a weekend!  With Halloween and the morning-after effects of too much sugar among my co-workers (not so much for me, but I do admit to snacking on a few pieces here and there), this has been a challenging work week, and I’m glad to see the end of the week and the end of October.  One of the great things about a new month starting is a crop of new hunts to check out.  The pupster and I tried our luck on the Dirty Little Secret Hunt, and came away with a darling mini dress.

Cherri Blossoms

My new frock from Trashed features a daring neckline that plunges deeply to offer a sexy peek at my belly button.  I fell in love with its cherry blossom print as soon as I laid eyes on it.  This little number hugged my every curve and fit my Maitreya mesh body perfectly.  Narrow shoulder straps looped behind my neck and allowed my shoulders to feel the caress of the sun.   The hunt package includes fits for the major mesh bodies, as well as a fit mesh version (with alpha layer) for classic avatars.  For just 50L and a little bit of your time searching around, you can scoop up this gorgeous mini dress for your own collection.

Versions Included:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Venus
  • eBody
  • Physique
  • Fit mesh (includes alpha layer)

The Dirty Little Secret Hunt runs through November 25th, so you have plenty of time to locate the hunt icon, which is a black key adorned with a red ribbon.  There are two trails to follow on this hunt – a 1L path and the 50L one that Ripley and I set off down.  Honestly, there are lovely items on BOTH paths, so if you have time this weekend, I’d recommend checking out this hunt. (Just a warning, there are some adult items included in the hunt).

Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head 01

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Tempest

Dress:  Trashed Cherri Dress (Prize for Dirty Little Secret Hunt – 50L)

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

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Oh Deer

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Autumn Stroll

Walk With Me

Post Holiday Trick or Treating

Hello Fabulouses!  Even though Halloween is over, the Halloween Hunt is still going strong over at Ricielli’s.  Ripley and I moseyed on over today to check out this fabulous in-store event.  For just 15L per prize, you can scoop up 20 goodie baskets which contain footwear, tops, dresses and even some lacey undergarments.  My sexy mini is just one of the hunt gifts up for grabs.  The Bobbi Dress is hunt item #3, and she’s a real beauty!  With detailed extras such as the ruffled trim on the bodice and the neatly tied bow at the waistline, this frock will not disappoint!  The rich burgandy texture has a subtle sheen which highlights the realistic folds in the fabric.  All you have to do is search through the store, locate the basket containing item #3, and pay 15L.  The baskets are scattered throughout the shop, but they are quite easy to find, so in no time at all, you can collect all 20 gifts.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Lara
  • Slink
  • Slink Hourglass

Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head 01

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Argrace Karin

Jewelry:  Earthstones Falling Leaves Earrings and Necklace

Dress:  Ricielli Bobbi Dress (prize for the in store Halloween hunt – 15L)

Heels:  KC Couture Gabriella Heels

Canine Companion:  JIAN (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Overlow Poses

Sim:  Oh Deer

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Introducing…..Ms. Witch

Ms. Witch

I am not a witch, I am the witch,

and to some, I am Ms. Witch!

 

Ripley and I dusted off his tracking harness tonight, and hit the trail on the All Hallows Eve Hunt.  As soon as we landed at the Moonlite Cat Creations store, the pupster’s nose began to twitch and we were off!  Quick as a wink, he practically dragged me upstairs, then stood over a low table and began………..drooling all over a latticed apple pie cooling in the October air!  Raising my eyebrows, I admonished my canine pal, “No, Buddy, I said to find the PRIZE, not the PIES!”  After one hopeful glance in my direction, which was quickly followed by a negative shake of my head, he sighed, then once again sniffed around.  Soon enough, he located the hunt object, a small pumpkin, which I purchased for just 1 little Linden dollar, then we teleported home to open the package.

The Creation of Ms. Witch

Nestled inside the prize box was this gorgeous Wiccan gown, black shawl, and witch hat.  Ooohing and awwwing, I slipped into the formal frock, and wrapped the shawl around my shoulders.  My new dress features a strapless bodice, which nips in close to emphasize the waist, then drapes gracefully into a multi-paneled, floor length skirt.  The center section glitters in the light, and the darker accent fabric is adorned with a swirling pattern.  A coordinating witch hat in two sizes adds the finishing touch, and even boasts a dangling spider for a spooky effect, which (I’ll be honest) would kind of freak me out in RL (OK, OK, it would definitely freak me out in RL), but in SL was just the perfect embellishment.  When I donned this headgear, Ms. Witch was officially born.  Although the prize did not include an alpha layer, I was able to use my Maitreya Lara HUD to obtain a lovely fit.

Sizes Included:

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL

Those Deep Chocolate Eyes…

As I twirled and modeled our discovery in front of Ripley, he simply stared at me with his beautiful eyes, and then whimpered, just a little.  I wonder if the owner of that pie would notice a teensy slice missing.  After all, Pup did work very hard to locate my gift….  What do you think, Fabulous Readers?

~ Kat (and Ripley – who really, really wants that pie!)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Cinnamon

Dress:  Moonlite Cat Creations Wiccan Gown with Shawl (prize for the All Hallows Eve Hunt – 1L ~ hunt runs through Oct. 31st)

Pose:  Lyrium Very Random Pose (free on the Marketplace – 0L)

Sim:  Octoberville

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Feeling Pretty Thereafter

Feeling Pretty
Hello Fab Free’rs! I hope everyone down in the Gulf Coast USA is keeping safe and dry. Sometimes I feel pretty. Today is one of those times thanks to a few group gifts and some hunt items I stumbled over in Second Life earlier today. I hope you enjoy them also.

Thereafter

To start with I happened across an event in Second Life called Thereafter. Sadly, this event does end in just a few days on August 27th. However that gives you just enough time to check it out if you hurry! The Thereafter event is a sort of post apocalyptic themed event with several big named designers participating. A hand-full of the shops have also set out FREE hunt items. The hunt items are little hand grenades hidden around the event grounds. Some are hidden in shops, some are hiding in plain sight among the scenery.

Essenz  Thereafter

One of these FREE Thereafter hunt prizes is from Essenz. These beautiful strappy high heeled shoes are a must have in my book. They come in a deep chocolate brown color. There’s a color change hud that lets you change the color of the sole of the shoe. A little hint for finding the Essenz grenade, this one is hiding out in the open.

Shoe Sizes Included: Belleza (Freya, Isis) , Maitreya Lara, Slink Hourglass

Arte Thereafter

Secondly, I also picked up the FREE Thereafter hunt prize by Arte. Their grenade contains a pretty set of eye shadow with winged liner. There are 7 shadow colors in the set, each with a crisp version and a slightly more luminous version for a total of 14 options. Along with the appliers, there are classic system makeup layers included.

Appliers Included: Catwa, Lelutka

A Beautiful Dress

I really couldn’t have asked for a more perfect dress to match the shoes from Essenz. This pretty floral print dress is a current FREE group gift at Thalia Heckroth. The Thalia Heckroth group is 25L to join. You’ll find this gift on a shelf just inside the main store. Along with this gorgeous floral pattern, the dress has a texture change hud with 2 additional fall floral options for a total of 3 textures.

Mesh Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara

The Perfect Accessory

Lastly, I couldn’t resist this FREE group gift at Raiment. This little tie choker seemed like just the perfect accessory for this outfit. I felt like the thin cords mirrored the straps of the shoes. This pretty little gift also includes a color change hud with 12 solid color options. The Raiment group is FREE to join.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – ::Exile::One Way or Another Natural Fusion
Head/Hair-base – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Head Applier – Essences – Riley – Currently @Kustom 9
Skin – Essences – Medium02
Eye Makeup – Arte – Verity Eyeshadow – Set 03 – FREE Thereafter Hunt Prize @The Thereafter Event *Event ends Aug. 27th
ChokerRaiment – *RMT* Tied Choker – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 
Dress – –Thalia Heckroth– Autumn Dress – FREE Group Gift/Group is 25L to Join 
Shoes – Essenz – Honduras (Chocolate)  – FREE Thereafter Hunt Prize @The Thereafter Event *Event ends Aug. 27th
Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*Poses by Indigo

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True Blue

True Blue

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are here with a quick post to share another of our hunt finds with you from the Around the Grid Hunt.  This hunt runs until September 30th, and hunt gifts cost 1L if you search for the small hunt object concealed in the shop, or 25L if you purchase the prizes from the hunt sign in the store.  The small hot air balloon-shaped hunt object at Gidget’s Style contained my lovely blue and gold sleeveless frock.  With an all-over floral print and an asymmetrical hemline, the Nina Mesh Dress is ideal for the long summer days of July and August.  Although it’s not designed specifically for a mesh body, by adjusting my alpha layer, I was able to get a perfect fit.  I could feature wearing this dress in RL as well as in SL!

Sizes Included:

  • XXS
  • XS
  • X
  • M
  • L
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars

I hope you are enjoying the dog days of summer – I know Ripley and I are cherishing the time we have to wander carefree through the grid.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Mimi

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Hair:  Argrace Kokoro

Dress:  Gidget’s Style Nina Mesh Dress (hunt gift for the Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Bracelet:  EarthStones Grateful Bracelet Box of Rain

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (I picked these up at Collabor88)

Canine Companion:  JIAN Lively Labs Adult Companion (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Deciduous

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Carefree Summer Stroll

Wandering Around the Grid

Happy Mid-Week, Fabulouses!  It was time for another walk down a country lane for the pupster and I.  Today, we have a fabulous 1L hunt gift to share with you from the Around the Grid hunt, and I hope you like this complete outfit as much as I do!

Summer Freedom

Rip and I have just a small amount of summer freedom left to enjoy, so it’s kind of ironic that the outfit we bring you today is called “Liberata.”  It features a criss-cross strapped crop top and sleek capris.  The black fabric has a gorgeous sheen and realistic folded texture.  One of the things I love about gifts from Brii Underground is that they are generally complete outfits, and Liberata is no exception.  My bracelets, top, pants, and wedges are all included in the prize package, as well as sunglasses, a necklace, and a makeup layer for Catwa Jessica, which I opted not to wear for my photo.  Right out of the box, you get a full outfit that will set you up from head to toe for just one little Linden dollar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Mesh Pants in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fitmesh Pants in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fitmesh Top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for top and pants for classic avatars
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • eBODY
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Hair:  Exile Blink (in store gacha – 50L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Moor

Necklace:  EarthStones Eternity Drop Circle Necklace

Outfit (includes shoes and bracelets):  Brii Underground Liberata (hunt prize for Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Canine Companion:  JIAN Lively Labs Adult Companion (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  White Dunes Estate

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A Road Trip Around the Grid

Puppy Trio

A Hunting We Will Go

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I set off Around the Grid, and while visiting the Facepalm Clothing Company, scooped up a lacy top and short set (called Road Trip) for just one little Linden dollar over the weekend.  I really like the way Road Trip’s wrap-style tunic has an asymmetrical hemline, which is very short in the front, but long and flowing in the back.  The airy fabric keeps you well covered in strategic places, yet allows for a subtle peek at your midsection.  The hunt gift also includes a faded pair of denim shorts that hugged the curves of my Maitreya Lara mesh body perfectly.  If you don’t feel like searching for the smaller hot air balloon hunt object, you can purchase the prize for 25L by locating the Around the Grid Hunt display, and clicking the larger hot air balloon located next to the sign.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Maitreya Lara
  • TMP

Clearance Sale Tresses – Oh Yes!

When we needed a break from all that searching around along the hunt trail, Ripley and I visited Elikatira, and happily discovered the shop is in the midst of a Clearance Sale.  After doing a little happy dance, I discovered the ideal boho hairstyle to complete my Road Trip outfit.  Eden is a long, straight, center parted ‘do with a headband, that fit just the look I had in mind.  Included in the package is a daisy add on for the headband, which I felt echoed the creamy hue of my top perfectly.  For just 72L per pack, I couldn’t resist picking up a couple of color varieties (and a few other hairstyles as well).  I’m not sure how long this sale will last, so if you are interested in some high quality hairstyles at very budget-friendly prices, I’d recommend heading over to Elikatira as soon as possible.

Savoring the Last Few Days of Freedom

Ripley and I are enjoying our last few days of summer freedom.  All too soon, it will be back to the grindstone for me, and long days of silence, interrupted by some barking at the cats for Ripley when I head back to my job.  I hope no matter what you are doing in real life, you are able to work in some “you time.”  Until my next post, happy shopping (and hunting!).

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Hair:  Elikatira Eden [includes daisy headband add on] 72L at Elikatira’s Clearance Sale (get ASAP)

Eyes:  IKON Lucid Eyes in Machine

Necklace:  EarthStones Tumbled Stones Necklace – Sand and Surf

Top and Shorts:  Facepalm Clothing Company Road Trip (hunt gift for the Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Ring:  Misha Jesuil Infinity Ring (10L on the Marketplace)

Sandals:  ILLI Slink Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  Glamour Poses (Pose Female 05 – includes puppies – 35L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Hobbiton

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