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Getting Some Exercise Around the Grid

You Me and the Sea

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope your July is going well.  Ripley and I had a great time camping up in the mountains.  Even though we came back to sizzling temperatures, it feels good to be home.  The pupster didn’t want to eat much while we were away, and I was worried he had lost weight.  He actually gained a pound, so we decided the best thing to do was to hit the hunt trail in SL to get some exercise.  That still counts as exercise, right? 😉

Around the Grid

As we traversed the SL universe, we stopped by Nuts Inc, and Ripley discovered the hot air balloon hunt icon fairly quickly.  One nice thing about the Around the Grid Hunt is if you are short on time, you can pay 25 Linden dollars for the prize, or invest a bit of energy and discover the hidden hunt object and pay just 1 Linden dollar.  Thankfully, with the pupster’s help, I paid a very budget-friendly 1 Linden dollar for this adorable Sari outfit.  I just love the combination of blue and rusty hues in both the top and skirt.  This little number features a cropped top with a tasseled hemline and a mini skirt with two slits to make moving around a breeze.  Although I chose not to wear them, the hunt prize also included sandals and a backpack.  This outfit is compatible with classic and mesh body avatars.  The hunt runs until September 30th, so you have plenty of time to uncover some fabulous prizes.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes separate alpha layers for skirt and top)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Tonic

Beach Hair

My short windswept locks are perfect for a day at the beach.  I picked this new hairstyle up for free as a group gift from Barberyumyum.  It comes only in this sun-kissed blonde color, but I just love it!  With the enclosed HUD, you can adjust the size of the hair to get just the right fit.  The folder includes rigged and non-rigged versions as well as an alpha layer for your scalp.  To add this free gift to your inventory, you need to be a member of the Double Paradox group, but it’s completely free to join.  There are five other gifts set out for group members, too.

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Barberyumyum 85SNR (group gift for members of the Double Paradox group – 0L/0L to join)
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Fjord
Necklace:  Indulge Temptation! Beaded Necklace 1
Outfit:  Nuts Inc Sari Outfit (prize in the Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)
Sandals:  White River Co. Kani Flip Flops in Tan
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Dolphin Cay

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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All on a Lazy Summer Day

Think Pink

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I put his talented nose to the test today and headed down the trail of the Lazy Summer Day Hunt.  Our first discovery over at Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes actually inspired my outfit.  I hope you are in the mood to think pink, because that’s where my mind went.  The best part?  My entire outfit cost just $26 Linden dollars!

The Inspiration

After locating the lounge chair hunt icon concealed inside Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes, I was inspired to put together this entire look just based on these cute Kendra sneakers.  My picture does not do justice to the intricate designs on the canvas of the sneakers, so I’ve included the vendor close up below.  I immediately fell in love with the delicate white blossoms and stitched swirls.  The white piping, sole and lacing are just perfect for completing the look of this casual set of footwear.  They are designed to fit classic avatars as well as Slink and Maitreya mesh feet.  A shoe base and alpha layer are tucked inside the folder.  To add these shoes to your inventory, all you have to do is find the hunt object and pay the teensy 1 Linden dollar price.  There is a hint giver in the shop if you don’t have a super sniffer dog 😉 or if you need a nudge in the right direction.

Kendra ScrollP

You Can Never Go Wrong With a Little Pink

The other day, I told you about a group gift that I had picked up just for being a member of the Safira Store Group, and I mentioned how there are 64 past gifts up for grabs.  Well, this adorable Mindy top is one of those free gifts.  Of course, I chose pink to coordinate with my new footwear, but with the included texture change HUD, I had the option to go with five prints or four other solid colors.  It’s like getting ten tops in one package!  Its ruffled trim on the hemline really ups the cuteness factor!  It is designed exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body.  You do have to be a member of the Safira Store Group to receive this gift, and there is a 50 Linden dollar join fee, but there are a LOT of other goodies available to members, plus group-only lucky boards, so I am super happy that I joined.

But You Said 26 Linden Dollars…

The final touch for my summer day outfit was a new pair of Worn Denim Shorts that I picked up on the Marketplace at the Bang Bang shop for 25 Linden dollars.  They are short but not too short and feature folded up cuffs and a beaded belt around the waist.  The jeans texture on these shorts is really well done and the stitching and button closure are very realistic looking.  The folder contains versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.  I’m sure these will become a summer time fave of mine!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L and XL (no alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Top:  Safira Mindy Top (free gift for members of the Safira Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Shorts:  Bang Bang Worn Denim Shorts (available on the Marketplace – 25L)
Shoes:  Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes Kendra (prize in the Lazy Summer Day Hunt – 1L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Private Location

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Ahoy There!

Ahoy There

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Fourth of July to our readers in the USA!  Ripley and I found a lovely spot for a picnic on the Summer Edge sim…. a place far away from those noisy fireworks that freak him out in RL.  All those booms, whistles and crackling sounds make him so nervous, so I will be keeping him close until the evening’s celebrations are through tonight.  I saw an article online about an animal shelter where people spend the evening with lawn chairs and treats, providing comfort to the homeless canines on the 4th of July, and I thought that was such a wonderful idea!  If Ripley wasn’t so upset by the noises in real life, I’d love to help out too.

No Stars, but I Did Find Stripes

Earlier today, the pupster and I spent some time over at the Ghee store seeking out red anchors concealed throughout the sim as part of the Ahoy There Ghee Nautical Hunt.  Each item costs 10 Linden dollars, and we are showing you two of the 40 + items you can scoop up at the hunt.  First, I’d like to draw your attention to my navy colored sailor shorts.  They feature a high-waisted, curve hugging fit, and two columns of golden buttons.  Three vertical seams add a realistic touch to the fabric.  With a coordinating combination of navy and white stripes, the nautical stripe top completes my outfit.  This little number ties on the sides and boasts spaghetti thin shoulder straps.  It provides coverage in all the right places but also leaves plenty of opportunity to soak up the sun.  If navy blue isn’t your color, there is also a lighter blue version of the top and shorts as well as red concealed separately as part of the hunt.  I really liked the darker blue hues in these two hunt prizes, so for a total of just 20 Linden dollars, I was quite pleased with my nautical look.  The hunt runs through July 31st, so you have plenty of time to do some sleuthing of your own!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya

Until my next post, happy hunting!

Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hat:  Beaticia White Navy Summer Floppy Hat (50L on the Marketplace)
Hair:  Truth Hair Ophelia
Necklace:  Cae Charmed 2 Necklace
Top:  Ghee Nautical Striped Top Navy
Shorts:  Ghee Sailor Shorts Navy
Sandals:  Pure Poison Mia Sandals
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Revival Pup Tent Spring (on sim)
Sim:  Summer Edge

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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We Dream in Colors Borrowed From the Sea

Sight Seeing

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I spent some time this afternoon taking in the gorgeous ocean vistas over at the La Vie sim.  In this picture, Ripley is chatting with a pair of seagulls who were hanging out on a balcony overlooking the sea.  He so enjoys making new friends!  Lucky for me, he also likes helping me locate hunt prizes.  The sweet mini dress I’m wearing is one such discovery.

Life’s a Beach

Earlier in the morning, he and I hit the trail of the Life’s a Beach Hunt, and down at the Folds and Wrinkles store, he sniffed out the hunt object, a sandcastle.  I happily paid the 1 Linden dollar prize fee, then hurried home to try on my new outfit.    With a pale blue background fabric accented with lace flowers and a ruffled hemline, this dress is ideal for a summer date night.  It’s flirty, but still provides coverage in all the right places.  Realistic folds in the fabric add to its visual appeal.  The dress is made exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body, and it hugs all my curves beautifully.  I’m including a second picture below so you can see the front view of this adorable mini.  If you like it as much as I do, I’d encourage you to head to the shop soon because the hunt wraps up on June 30th.

C'est La Vie

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Industrial
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Necklace:  Earthstones Ferris Necklace [first blogged {HERE} by Juli] – (free gift at SL’s 16th Birthday celebration)
Dress:  Folds & Wrinkles Hunt Dress (prize in the Life’s a Beach Hunt – 1L)
Sandals:  Pure Poison Mia Sandals
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Poses:  FOXCITY
Sim:  La Vie

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Looking for a Warm Summer Breeze

Where Music Meets the Ocean

Hello Fabulouses!  It’s good to be back home after camping.  It was so, so cold there, and the pupster and I just had to find some summer time temperatures on SL when we got back.  It actually snowed a bit on Memorial Day.  Now for Love’s neck of the woods, that might not be so unusual, but for our part of the world, that is highly unlikely!  Fortunately, the Lighthouse Oasis sim had just what we needed, and Ambient Fashion provided the cutest summery shirt for our ocean side adventure.  I picked up this halter top as a hunt prize in the Red Diaries Hunt for just 1 Linden dollar.

Lovely Lavender

In addition to coming in one of my favorite colors, the Slaren Halter also features an unusual component created from four black bands connecting the shoulder strap to the neckline.  Black rimmed grommets ensure the cords stay securely fastened.  The right shoulder and the strap around the back of the neck are more traditional, so I decided to pull my hair back to show off the unique left side.  A figure-hugging fit and realistic fabric texture round out the shirt.  The designer thoughtfully included versions for classic as well as mesh body avatars inside the hunt folder, so there’s something for everyone in the package.  All you have to do to add a copy to your inventory is locate the hunt object, which is a book with a Red Shoe Diaries cover, and pay the 1 Linden dollar fee.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • eBody Classic and Curvy
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Top:  Ambient Fashion Slaren Halter (prize in the Red Shoe Diaries Hunt – 1L)
Shorts:  Blueberry Tazz Denim Shorts
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  Lighthouse Oasis

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


She Don’t Know…

She Don't Know She's Beautiful

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  Ripley and I are about to set off on a camping trip, but I couldn’t leave without telling you all about a stunning formal gown that I picked up for just 2 Linden dollars as a prize in the You’re Beautiful Hunt.

She’s Beautiful

I just love the color scheme of this outfit from The Sissy Bar!  The soft lavender hue of the material is accented with a delicate floral design.  Featuring a floor length skirt that just kisses the ground, this gown will have you feeling elegant as you sweep across the dance floor.  An x-shaped detail emphasizes the gown’s waistline, while an off-the-shoulder cut allows your shoulders to soak in some sun shine (or moonlight).  Just in case you get a little chilly, the designer also included a translucent shawl to wrap around yourself.  The folder contains versions for classic as well as mesh body avatars.  All you have to do to add this lovely frock to your inventory is locate the hunt object, which is a mirror, and pay the teensy 2 Linden dollar fee.  There’s a handy hint giver in the store to point you in the right direction.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

We’re off to the mountains.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Caralisa
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Chocolate
Dress:  The Sissy Bar You’re Beautiful (prize in the You’re Beautiful Hunt – 2L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  an lar poses
Sim:  Whimberly
Song:  She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful by Sammy Kershaw

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


One Step Closer to Summer

Summer Vibes

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are eager to continue catching some summer vibes here on the Baja Tides sim, so we are popping in with a quick post to share our latest hunt prize.  This week, we checked out The Four Seasons Hunt and discovered this cute tank top over at Trashed.  Featuring a pale gray ribbed background and a vibrant pink flamingo chilling amid blossoms, this top was just what I needed to chase away the cloudy skies in my part of the world.  The designer added realistic details such as a curve-hugging fit, wrinkles in the fabric and slender shoulder straps.  I love the way the top is just a bit on the short side, which allows some of my hips to catch a bit of sun.  To pick up a copy for yourself, all you have to do is locate the hunt icon, a strawberry, and pay the 2 Linden dollar price.  There is a handy hint giver on the wall in the shop in case you get stumped.  It sure helped us out, although Ripley insisted that *he* knew where the berry was all the time.  He was just waiting to see if *I* could find it myself.  Silly boy!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • O-Voluptuous
  • Physique
  • Venus
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Surrender (available at Uber)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Quicksilver
Necklace:  Bowtique Flamingo Charm Necklace (no longer available – sorry)
Top:  Trashed Summer Vibes (prize in the Four Seasons Hunt – 2L)
Shorts:  Blueberry Tazz Denim Shorts
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Baja Tides

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


Out For a Stroll

Sunday Stroll

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!  Yesterday, Ripley and I checked out the trail of the Scorching Summer Hunt and discovered this fantastic frock at Salty for just 1 Linden dollar.

It’s a Real Summer Scorcher

I really like the way the Emma dress has multiple layers of material, with a solid base fabric covered with a sheer lace layer.  Buckled, criss-cross straps add visual interest to the white color scheme.  Featuring a low neckline, a snug waist and a full skirt, this outfit is perfect for a day of shopping, but depending on the accessories you add, it’s also dressy enough for a date night.  With its short skirt, you will definitely be able to show off your legs, and you’ll probably want to make strategic use of the alpha layer of your mesh body to preserve modesty.  All you need to do to add this frock to your inventory is to head on over to the Salty Main Store, locate the hunt icon, which is a rosebud, and pay one small Linden dollar.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Surrender (available at Uber)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Quicksilver
Necklace:  Cae Serena
Dress:  Salty Emma Dress (prize in the Scorching Summer Hunt – 1L)
Heels:  KC Couture Caty Wedges
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Private Location

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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He’s Not Such a Bad Bunny!

Beach Day

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  It was time for another escape to the shore for Ripley and I today.  Lucky for us, Baja Tides was just a mouse click away.  If only I could escape so easily to the ocean in RL!  I’m excited to tell you all about my beachy outfit, which I picked up for just 1 Linden dollar as a hunt prize.

This Girl’s Ready to be a Beach Bunny!

The pupster and I hit the trail of the Evil Bunny Hunt 9, which is running until April 30th.  Over at Indigenous, we came across the “Nice Egg” the Evil Bunny had hidden.  I don’t know why they call him evil – after all, he provided a hint for us, which helped us out tremendously!  I am guessing it’s because he has also left some devilishly decorated “Evil Eggs” scattered about as well.  Still, I think he’s a pretty good guy!  “Beware the lillies,” he said in his hint.  Following his advice, it no time at all, I spotted the white egg sporting angel wings and a halo, paid the single Linden dollar fee, and scampered back home to open up my prize.  Nestled inside the folder was the Easter Flowers outfit, which includes the cropped top and mini skirt I’m wearing in the photo, as well as a floppy brimmed hat in a coordinating print.  With the shore breeze, I opted not to add the hat to my ensemble, but it’s there for you if you’d like to add it to your look.  I must say, it’s pretty darn cute!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Altamura Sofia
  • Ebody Classic and Curvy
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

I hope your work week is off to a smooth start tomorrow.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Argrace Haruka II
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Outfit:  Indigenous Easter Flowers (prize in the Evil Bunny Hunt – 1L)
Pose:  FOXCITY
Sim:  Baja Tides

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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Moon Bunny


Moon Bunny

Hello There Fab Free’rs! Welcome back to the blog! If you’re in need of some fun activity and are looking for some awesome bargains, look no further than the Rotten Egg Hunt. It’s a lot more fabulous than it sounds. The Rotten Egg Hunt is a sim-wide hunt with well over 20 designers participating. Each designer has at least 1 and sometimes as many as 10 eggs hidden around the sim priced between 0 and 10 linden each. For this post I hunted down one of the eggs from Psycho Barbie, and the egg from Glutz. I hope you have fun with them!

The Dress – This lovely black dress with the two side slits is part of 4 total Rotten Egg Hunt prizes by Psycho Barbie. The Arcane dress comes in a few sizes, and there are four variations. This version is called “Moon.” To get the others you’ll need to find each of the 4 Psycho Barbie eggs. Each of the Psycho Barbie egg is priced at just 10 linden.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Slink (Physique, Hourglass), TMP


+Psycho Barbie+ @ The Rotten Egg Hunt

The Mask – The slightly iridescent bunny mask Pru is wearing is the Rotten Egg Hunt prize by Glutz. This Rotten Egg Hunt prize is one of the few I came across that is free. It has straps that go over the top around the sides of the head like a fetish mask (Pru’s hairstyle covers them up), and is in the single lavender color shown. It is also without scripts making it low lag. I would definitely make a copy of it before you do any resizing, too much stretching will make the textures a little wonky.

Here are the details, Happy Hunting!

Hair – TRUTH VIP October 2018 – Makena
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences Litzi
Mask – glutz . holographic bunny mask – Free REH Prize @The Rotten Egg Hunt
Lipstick – ~Shiny Stuffs~ CATWA Mei Applier set
Dress – +Psycho Barbie+ [Arcane Dress – Moon] – 10L REH Prize @The Rotten Egg Hunt
Tattoos – The Ivory Rose – I&R Somber tattoo / I&R Moon & Moth tattoo
Shoes – #EMPIRE – Aquilegia
Body – Slink Physique
Hands – Maitreya Mesh Hands
Pose by Foxcity
Photo take at Luane’s World