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Al Fresco

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Greetings, fabulous readers! I’m dining “al fresco” today with some free home and garden finds from the Finders, Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt. I also threw in a few fun group gifts for good measure. 🙂

St. Patrick’s Day Hunt items in the top photo:

  • Roawenwood – Farmhouse Rustic Dining Table & Chairs, Irish Stew and Irish Soda Bread
  • Apple Fall – Argentinian Malbec and Wine Glasses (included, not shown: a decanter of whiskey)

Group gifts in the top photo:

  • RaindaleWall Clock, Candlesticks, Tangerine Cake, and the Winter Rug
  • The Little BranchGolden Birch Trees (left side of photo; the tree with the white trunk)

The trees from The Little Branch are really lovely. They’re animated – meaning they gently sway in the virtual breeze – and you can click to change them with the seasons. Also in the folder is a little mesh hill, and the Buffalo Grass shown here (green and winter versions for both are included).

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St. Patrick’s Day Hunt items in the lower photo:

Please note that the Twinkly Clover is not a free hunt item. Each vendor in the St. Patrick’s Day Hunt has an item for sale at a reduced price, and the clover is the discounted item from Dysfunctionality. You can find it at the green hunt info booth for just 38L.

About The Hunt

The Finders, Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt will continue through 24 March 2018, so you only have 2 more days to grab the items you want.

Click HERE for a list of stores and hints, or join the Finders, Keepers Hunt Events in-world group to grab the hunt HUD, as well as a few extra gifts.

Enjoy!

❤ Serena

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Decor Items…

Trompe Loeil: Xaviera Villa
Apple Fall: L’Air Frais
What Next: Lucia Potted Olive Tree
Roawenwood: Farmhouse Rustic Dining Table & Chairs (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Roawenwood: Irish Stew & Irish Soda Bread (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Apple Fall: Argentinian Malbec & Wine Glasses (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Raindale: Candlesticks (group gift / free to join)
Raindale: Tangerine Cake (group gift / free to join)
Raindale: Wall Clock (group gift / free to join)
Raindale: Winter Carpet (group gift / free to join)
JIAN: Chubby Cat Bird Bus
JIAN: Maybelle the Sheep
Dysfunctionality: Twinkle Poppies (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Dysfunctionality: Twinkly Clover (38L on sale for St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Studio Skye: Enchanted Woods
Little Branch: Golden Birch Trees 4 Seasons & Buffalo Grass (group gift / free to join)
Alirium: Dwarf Forest

 

 


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On the Tip of My Nose

Dragonfly

Oh my goodness, wasn’t it Monday just a few minutes ago? I feel as if I’ve lost a day somewhere… must be the change to Daylight Savings Time that’s messing with me. I’m happy that it stays light for longer now, but getting up in the dark is really hard! :/

Happy Birthday, TLC!

As Sheidey mentioned, The Liaison Collaborative (TLC) is saying “Hello Spring!” this month, as well as celebrating its own 4th birthday. And many of the participating designers are giving presents to us! No need to join any group; just click on the boxes to receive your gifts.

I picked up this adorable Shifty Spring dress from the Neve booth, and I really love it. It comes with a 4-color HUD and is available in the following sizes:

  • Standard mesh XXS-M with alpha layer
  • Belleza Freya and Isis
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass

Accessorize!

This pretty, triple-decker bracelet was a TLC gift from Have Unequal . The Pandora Bracelet comes in silver and white and is sized for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies.

Oh! And as I was heading out on my morning walk, this sweet, little dragonfly landed right on my nose! XD

Ok, not really. I actually got it from the Les Sucreries De Fairy booth at TLC, which is a whole lot easier than waiting for one to land on your nose. My little guy is purple, but in the box, you’ll find his buddies in blue, orange, pink, and rainbow.

The 4th birthday round of The Liaison Collaborative will be open until 30 March, so SPRING on over to pick up the fabulous gifts (see what I did there?)! 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.6
Head Applier: Glam Affair Ravenna
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes Ice
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Zoya
Dragonfly: Les Sucreries De Fairy Cute Lotus Purple Dragonfly on Nose (free gift @ TLC)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Bracelet: Have Unequal Pandora Bracelet (free gift @ TLC)
Dress: Neve Shifty Spring (free gift @ TLC)
Pose: aDORKable Poses

Decor Items…

Studio Skye Enchanted Woods
Decor Junction / Shutter Field Adirondack Seat Green
JIAN Raccoon Stump

 

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Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland

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Baby, it’s Cold Outside

It’s been a cold and rainy day here in RL, and I’ve got a zillion-and-one things to do to get ready for The Big Day on Sunday. So what am I doing instead? Wandering around pretty, snowy places in SL (shame on me)! 😛

Thank goodness I’ve got this GORGEOUS ensemble from GHEE to keep me warm! The entire outfit – dress, fur hat, and boots – has been set out as a free gift for group members. And since I’ve forgotten my gloves, I’m so glad to be wearing a dress that has pockets to keep my pixel hands warm (actually, the dress comes with hands-in-pockets already so no glove searching will be necessary).

In the box, you’ll find the dress in standard mesh sizes (XXS – L with an alpha layer), boots for Maitreya and SLINK High feet, and the fur hat, which is adjustable via resizer.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

This pretty marble build in which I am casually strolling is a free gift from Barnesworth Anubis for the KittyCatS Advent Calendar… although I can’t remember which day. Doesn’t really matter, though; you can still pick up ALL THE GIFTS as long as you head over to KittyCatS sometime within the next 2 days, as Love mentioned earlier today. The complete build has 4 columns and a land impact of 17. Perfect addition to your wintry garden scene. 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Glam Affair Giusy
Makeup: alaskametro “Gala” (20L per play @ On9)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Tram F1124 Hair1
Outfit: Ghee VIP Gift December 2016 (free group gift / 500L to join)
Pose: !bang Poses (entire store free to group members / 2000L to join)

Decor Items…

[ba] Classical Garden Folly (free / KittyCatS Advent Calendar)
JIAN Snow Birds (featured @ FaMESHed)
JIAN Arctic Fox Collection
JIAN ’15 Holiday Wall Decor Wreath
Studio Skye Snow Formations
Heart Garden Center Wild Holly
HPMD* Garden Tree08 with Lights Snowy
HPMD* Garden Tree09 with Lights Snowy
HPMD* Shrub  Snowy
Botanical Fallen Leaves
Botanical Sword Ferns
Botanical Decorative Light Set

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My Heart (Still) Belongs to FabFree!

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I’m so excited to be back at FabFree!

And this pose says it all. <3<3

For those of you who don’t know or remember me, I was originally hired by Renee Lowenhart way back in December of 2012. I blogged alongside Love and Pru (and various others) for 2 1/2 years until Real Life got the better of me in June of 2014, and I had to take a break. But I’m so happy to be back with the amazing FabFree Team, and with YOU, the wonderful readers. I’ve missed you all so much!

And yeah, Love has decided to call me “vintage” too, but I’ll never be as vintage as Carson! 😛

An Afternoon Skate

Ok, so on to the free stuff! My cozy skater outfit is a free group gift from Ever An’ Angel. In fact, it is one of 10 group gifts currently sitting under the big Christmas tree! The dress comes in standard mesh sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL), and the tights come with an OMEGA applier, as well as a tattoo layer for non-mesh bodies.

To complete the outfit, I stopped by Abranimations and picked up a pair of free skates. They are rigged mesh (from 2014) and cannot be sized, which is why my feet look a bit… er, larger than life here. But hey, they’re free, and I’ve been having so much fun with the skating animation, especially the “beginner’s wobble” every time I stop walking skating. Oh, and when someone rezzed on top of me at a busy sim, I went SPLAT on the ground! LOL! FYI, Abranimations also has a fantastic advent calendar with some crazy, goofy gifts, so be sure to join the free group and pick up the remaining gifts while you are there (past gifts will be available for sale).

skater13_001fMy lovely eyeshadow and lipstick are by alaskametro for On9, and you can play their gacha machine for just 20L at the current round. The box includes appliers for Catwa, LeLutka, and Omega, as well as tattoo layers for system heads (that sounds weird, doesn’t it?). And as Love mentioned, there are oodles of free gifts available, so be sure to join the free On9 Fan Club to snatch those up!

Finally, this adorable reindeer headband is by Noodles for the MadPea Christmas Calendar. Now… don’t get mad at me. I know that at 1000L, the calendar is a bit pricey. So why am I telling you about it anyway? Because the calendar contains 25 AMAZING gifts by some of the best designers on the grid! And unless my math is way off, that works out to be about 40L per gift. All of the past gifts are still available, so even if you join up at this late date, you won’t miss out on a gift. 🙂

Oh, Christmas Tree

If you’re still in need of a Christmas tree, be sure to stop by FaMESHed and pick up the free group gift from The Little Branch. The tree is copy/mod, so you can rez them all over your land in a variety of sizes (which does change the LI, so be careful).

My pretty lantern full of Christmas balls is a free gift by Decor Junction/Shutter Field at Tres Chic. You do have to pay 1L to get it, but you will be refunded right away!

Oh, and Love, you’d better come and get your puppy. He wandered over and photobombed me as I was taking this picture, but he looked so cute in his little Santa hat that I decided to let him stay. 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Glam Affair Sarah (formerly for Limit8)
Makeup: alaskametro “Gala” (20L per play @ On9)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS V.2 beta
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Loni
Headband: Noodles Rudolph Antler Headband (@ MadPea Christmas Calendar)
Outfit: Ever An’ Angel Skate Tunic/Tights/Necklace (free group gift / 100L to join)
Skates: Abranimations Super Ice Skates Lite Version (free gift / 0L)
Pose: Pink Hustler Poses for BENTO

Decor Items…

The Little Branch Christmas Tree Silver (group gift / 7L to join / @ FaMESHed)
Decor Junction / Shutter Field Decor Lantern (free gift / 0L @ Tres Chic)
Mutresse Confused Dalmatian Puppy (50L per play @ The Arcade)
{what next} Winter Iced Over Pond (50% off for the 12 Days of Savings Event)
Studio Skye Snow Formations
Heart Garden Center Wild Holly
HPMD* Garden Tree09 with Lights Snowy
Botanical T2C Aspen Trees
3D Trees Winter Trees & Accessories

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Guest Blog by Serena Snowfield – Island Invasion

A guest blog by Serena Snowfield, originally blogged [HERE]
Invasion! (blogging soon)

Serena has been busy with RL travel and business, so Duncan and I thought we’d come over and check on the house for her. When we arrived, we were shocked to find the beach had been invaded… by hedgehogs! I have no idea how they got on the island, but they’ve sure made themselves at home.

A few notes about what I’m wearing: my shorts and towel are a recent subscriber gift from FATEwear. There is also a maple leaf version in the box for you Canadians. My hair is the newest group gift from Uw.st. If blue is more your style, you can pick up a a blue version at the current round of Creation.jp, which ends on July 15 (join the free group first). My skin is Davos by 7 Deadly s{K}ins, which you can pick up on sale at Bro Couture. Slink appliers are included in the box.

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins Davos (450L @ Bro Couture)

Eyes – Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes Midnight Glacier (group gift / free to join)

Hair – Uw.st 2014 June Group Gift Larry (group gift / free to join)

Shorts & Towel – FATEwear Gibs America (subscriber gift / 0L)

Glasses – [Steinwerk] Alphabeat Glasses

Hands & Feet by Slink

Pose by Exposeur

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The Scene…

Hedgehogs –!Ohmai Summer Hedgehog Buddies (150L @ Summerfest ’14)

Sign – .floorplan. Bloomers Sign (50L @ Summerfest ’14)

Seagull – e-brink Design Products and Builds

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Black Great Dane

Grasses by KIDD Creation

Beach & Forest Trees by Studio Skye

Other Trees by Botanical


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Until We Meet Again…

This has been an extremely difficult post for me to write. In fact, it has taken me all week to finish it! The reason is because this will be my last post for FabFree… at least for a while. Some RL opportunities presented themselves to me a couple months ago, and I decided that the time was right for me to pursue them. Unfortunately, this means I will no longer be able to keep up with the busy FabFree blogging schedule. 😦 But who knows… I may turn up in a guest post once in a while. And I may be back if/when RL settles down. What I know for certain is that I will really miss this fabulous group of bloggers, and I will truly miss all of you wonderful readers.

Blogging soon!

Ok, enough mush. I wanted to leave you with a special post, so here goes! 🙂 My pretty, green dress is the latest subscriber gift from DaneMarkZ. I really like the texture and the summery “feel” to it. And this gorgeous ponytail hair is the latest group gift from LeLutka. You get a huge fatpack of colors, so you’re sure to find one you like!

Blogging soon!

This creamy skin is Glam Affair’s Livy in the Arctic 05 flavor. You can try your luck to win her for 100L at The Arcade Gacha. My pretty jewelry is a group gift from Baby Monkey, and includes the earrings, necklace, and ring, as well as a HUD with 9 different textures. The applier for my nails is a subscriber gift from {Wicked} Peach, and it includes 6 textures for fingers and toes.

Wicked Peach Advert Wicked Gift

Blogging soon!

N-Core Design recently put out these gorgeous shoes as a group gift. The heel is texture-change, and of course, you can change your pedicure. N-Core shoes come with their own feet, but the skin matching system is pretty awesome. I had no trouble at all matching to my pale Glam Affair skin, although I did have to play with the sizing a teensy bit. The water fountain in the background is a group gift from [we’re CLOSED], and my cute Frenchie pup can be found in a gacha at The Chapter Four (Love showed the cream-colored pup, as well as the Dandelion and Bumblebee Fairies here).

Blogging soon!

A few decor items of note… the burger and lemonade meal is a group gift from ISPACHI. You must join the Love to Decorate group to get it (sign is next to the gift). The table, chair, and wall art are a group gift from *ionic*. Both groups are free to join, and there are other gifts for you to snap up while you are in the stores. The Fairy Terrarium and the box with the clipboard, magnifying glass, etc., are also from the Ohmai fairy gacha at The Arcade. The pretty pink rose bush behind the chair is by StoraxTree for The Pier Market. And the payphone on the wall is from the .floorplan. gacha at Kustom9.

Blogging soon!

Another view here. Both the record player and the vintage camera are from The Arcade.

I won’t say good-bye, but I will say “until next time.” Be good to each other, and remember to always stay fabulous! 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Livy Arctic 05 (100L @ The Arcade Gacha)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Clarity

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Hair – LeLutka Lumen (group gift / free to join)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Manicure – {Wicked} Peach Wicked Gift (0L / new subscriber gift)

Dress – DaneMarkZ June Maxidress Lime (0L / subscriber gift)

Jewelry – Baby Monkey Tensa (group gift / 250L to join)

Shoes – N-Core Design Ibiza Summer Edition (group gift / 50L to join)

Camera & Pose – {what next}

Shoe pose – K&S Advertise Shoe Poses (49L on the Marketplace)

Close-up pose by Izzie’s

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The Scene…

Build – Scarlet Creative Art Cabin

Fairies – Ohmai Gerbera Fairy Companion, Tulip Fairy Terrarium & Container (75L @ The Arcade Gacha)

Seated Critters – *ionic* Te leo un cuentito (100L per play gacha)

Pansies – Alouette Hanging Pansies, Single Pansy Planter, Pansy Fence Planter

Dog – Alchemy Doge French Bulldog Spot (100L @ The Chapter Four)

Table, Chair, & Wall Art – *ionic* Everything In Its Right Place (group gift / free to join)

Desk, Stool, & Papers – *ionic* Intento Inflexible (100L per play gacha)

Hanging Lights – *ionic* Luces (curtain) (100L per play gacha)

Food & Drink – ISPACHI Burger Meal (Love to Decorate group gift / free to join)

Fountain – [we’re CLOSED] Water Tap (group gift / free to join)

Phone – .floorplan. Payphone Mint (75L gacha @ Kustom9)

Plant – StoraxTree Vintage Plant Stand Rose Bush Pink (55L @ The Pier Market)

Rug – {what next} Charlotte Rug

Lamp – LISP Bazaar Sofia Chandelier without flames

Old Camera – Apple Fall Vintage France Camera w/Tripod (75L @ The Arcade Gacha)

Record Player – {vespertine} Summer Road Trip Record Player Sky (50L @ The Arcade Gacha)

Trees by Studio Skye

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Winter’s Dream

Blogging soon!

When I saw this gorgeous music box pose prop by *~*HopScotch*~*, I knew that I wanted to do something special with it (or at least try!). The music box let’s your avatar rotate and dance to Pachelbel’s Canon in D, or be still, if you’re taking photos. I have the snow option turned on, but you can turn it off if you prefer. It really is quite lovely, and you can try it out at the current round of Poser Pavilion.

Blogging soon!

To go with the music box, I finally ponied up for the *COCO* Doll Avatar, over which I’d been drooling for ages, but didn’t have an excuse to buy… until now. 🙂 While I was at the *COCO* Doll store, I found this sweet slip dress set out as a free gift, so of course, I snapped it up. Needing some jewelry to go with it, I found this pretty cherry set by Miam Miam on the Marketplace for 10L, an inexpensive pair of flats from ::Duh!::, and added one of my favorite hairs from D!va, which has been around for a while (and shown here lots of times), but is still free!

My daughter thinks the doll’s eyes are “creepy,” but I think she’s got a rather sweet face. Anyway, it was a fun change of pace, and I hope you liked it!

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Serena is wearing…

Complete Avatar – *COCO* Doll

Hair – D!va More than 30,000 Member Group Gift (group gift / free to join)

Dress – *COCO* Doll Slip Dress Red (free gift / 0L)

Jewelry – Miam Miam Cherry Charm Set (10L)

Leg Lacings – *COCO* Doll Corset Piercings

Shoes – ::Duh!:: Spring Flats Picnic (25L)

Pose #2 by {Imeka~}

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The Scene…

Music Box – *~*HopScotch*~* Winter’s Dream (featured @ Poser Pavilion)

Animals – +Half-Deer+ Carved Woodland Animals (40L gacha)

Trees – Studio Skye Enchanted Forest

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