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RUFFLES!

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I think Friday is my new lucky day! I hopped onto SL this morning and my inbox was full of notices of all kinds of new group gifts and a 50 Linden Friday special that I knew I had to have! I was so excited to put this look together for you that I could hardly wait to post it!

New pants!

Pure Poison usually puts out shoes as their group gifts, but this time around they set out a free gorgeous pair of black ruffle front shorts! As always, the group is free to join. I fell in love with these at first sight and actually made the rest of my outfit around this signature piece! When you open your gift package, you’ll find that the Haley shorts come in the following sizes:

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

Some browsing…

I did some browsing for the perfect shirt to go with my new shorts, and was in luck when I came across this beautiful Summer Color ruffled top by Toxic Bish. It is a free group gift and the group is free to join. I am showing it off in black in the picture above, but it comes with a texture hud that includes 11 colors and sizes to fit all the popular mesh body types.

Colors you get with this top:

  • White
  • Mauve
  • Brown
  • Hot Pink
  • Salmon
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Blue
  • Mint
  • Black (shown)

50 Linden Friday!

It’s Friday! Yay! The start of the weekend and special shopping deals! I stopped by Exile and picked up this beautiful hairstyle called “Run the World” in a pack of naturals (they also have out a separate pack of pastels for 50L too). It’s really pretty and I love the bangs! It’s a great and versatile hairstyle, perfect for many occasions.

Strike a pose!

I noticed oOo Studio Poses on my 50 Linden Friday list and decided to stop by there for a look. While I didn’t end up using the 50L pose for my picture today, I discovered that there were two free to all gifts sitting on the counter. You can buy the “My Life” pose used in this picture for just 0L, no group needed. It’s great for those of you into Second Life photography. The second pose out on the counter was a reclining pose, and was just as nice!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Run the World (50L for 50L Friday)
Jewelry – The Plastik – Everilda Jewelry
Top – Toxic Bish – Life in Color, Color Summer Top (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Shorts – Pure Poison – Haley Shorts (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)

Pose – oOo Studio Poses – My Life (Free to all Gift)

Sim Location – [ Elysion ] – *Note – Sim is group access only

Astrids Signature


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Beeeeeeeee Happy!

Beeeeee Happy

Mmmmm… a slice of watermelon in the middle of summer is just the thing! Pair it up with a cute free dress, and a great pair of sunglasses and the day can’t be beat! I put my hair up out of the way to make sure it didn’t get sticky. Let me tell you all about my look today!

This great pose!

I went to check out the Honey I Shrunk the Cart Sale and Hunt and went around and picked up as many of the hidden 2L Honey Drops as I could find. I’m showing off several of my 2L finds to you in this post! One of my favorite 2L gifts was this Watermelon Patch pose prop! It comes in two sizes. One for adults (shown) and one for kids! You’re sure to enjoy taking pictures with this terrific hunt prize!

Too cool for summer!

I love this cute butter colored dress. This cute minidress is by Crazy Pastry Designs and comes in lots of sizes.

Sizes available:

  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Curvy & Fine
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

I paired the dress with a great pair of blue “Zipper” sunglasses by Closet Full of Pancake. You can get a close-up of what these look like by clicking on the Flickr picture. One of the lenses has a “zipper” in it for a unique look!

Another Hair Fair visit.

I also couldn’t resist another visit to the Hair Fair. I knew I needed an updo to keep my hair out of the sticky yummy mess of my watermelon eating. Cheveux happily provided with their free gift! This hair gift is a mesh fatpack of colors and is cute as can be. I cam-shopped from the same spot I’ve been cam shopping from the last couple of times (I’m still finding lots of goodies there) and it was an easy to find booth. Remember to use this tip for selecting objects that are far away:

((Quick hint: to get maximum shopping benefit, if you are in firestorm viewer, go to preferences, firestorm tab [along the left side] then Build 2 [along the top tabs] and uncheck “limit select distance” and then click ok. This will allow you to select items from any distance as long as you can see it with your draw distance!))

Happy Hunting and Hair Fair shopping!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Skin & Head Applier – Lumae – Sabine, T4 fawn / Starlight
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Cheveux – HairFair2017 Gift Fatpack M111 (0L @ The Hair Fair)
Sunglasses – Closet Full of Pancake – Zipper Glasses (2L @ The Honey I Shrunk the Cart Hunt)
Dress – Crazy Pastry Designs – Honeysuckle Mini Dress (2L @ The Honey I Shrunk the Cart Hunt)
Shoes – On a Lark – Gem Sandals w/ Hud

And Stuff…

Watermelon Garden Pose Prop – Something New – Watermelon Patch (2L @ The Honey I Shrunk the Cart Hunt)

Sim Location – The Cyprian Garden

Astrids Signature


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Summer Yellow

Summer Yellow

A new summer outfit is always a great thing, especially when it’s something colorful and pretty and has a little bit of lace. I love this pretty yellow lacy top I found with the matching shorts! For just 1L and a little hunting time as part of the Summer Hunt, you may want it too!

Look for the Beach Ball!

I stopped by Prism and hunted around for the beach ball (as per the clue), and when I found it, I also found the beach ball that was the little item I could buy for 1L. I was rewarded with this Milan Citrus outfit package! It includes the shorts and top.

The top comes in the lacy version as well as a more modest version that isn’t see through in the lacy parts (not shown). You’ll get all the standard mesh sizes as well as a fitmesh size for both the top and the bottom.

If you decide to go exploring…

You may have noticed that a couple of my posts have been pictured at the sim Elysion. Just a quick forewarning if you decide to go exploring: it’s a beautiful place for picture taking — lush and exotic and gorgeous. However it is an adult setting and does require a group fee for entrance. Just wanted to make sure I put that out there for those who have adventure on their minds! 🙂

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Alice Project – Oona
Jewelry – Krystal – The Key in gold
Outfit – Prism – Milan Citrus by Journey (1L for the Summer Hunt)
Shoes – Baby Monkey – Deborah Flats

Sim Location – [ Elysion ]

Astrids Signature


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WOH3 Goes to the Beach

Beach DayHello Hello Fab Free’rs! All I can say is wow, the Women Only Hunt 3 is more than worth the effort. I almost can’t believe all the beautiful hunt prizes I’ve been seeing. I’m here today to share with you three of my personal favorites from the Women Only Hunt. Kathryn blogged a few of the WOH gifts in her posts “A Lil Bit of Lace” and “Daydreaming on a Sunday Afternoon.” You can check those posts out here. As for me, I’ve been dreaming of the beach something fierce, so of course I picked a few beach-items to share with you.
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These fantastic nails are the FREE WOH prize at Slack Girl. They come in several sizes to fit various mesh hands. Also included is a color change hud to let you choose different color options. You’ll be hunting for a little coconut, and this one took me a minute to find. I don’t recall the exact hint, but it has something to do with locks or locked.

Sizes/Fits Included: Slink, Maitreya, Vista, Tuty

Next up, the cute colorful bikini Pru is wearing is the FREE WOH from Slipper. It comes in a single mesh size, and the top can be worn separately from the bottom. There really isn’t anything I don’t love about this freebie, I felt it fit my Maitreya Lara mesh body very well. I’m not sure what the hint is here either (I didn’t pick up the hud with all the hints), but it’s always good advice to try a demo.

Finally, I could not resist these gladiator sandals from ChicChica. They are also a FREE WOH prize. Even though they are bright yellow, I want to wear them with everything in my summer closet! Look for this coconut somewhere that sparkles.

Sizes Included: Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, Maitreya Lara, Belleza Isis

Happy Hunting Fab Free!

Hair – Exile::London to L.A: 14. Wild Fusion RARE *2014 Gacha 

SkinEssences – Litzi – Medium01 – Currently @Tropical Summer

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Tattoos – .Absence. Maritime Rose

ManicureSlack Girl – ::SG:: Who MeshNails – FREE WOH Prize 

Bikini – Slipper – WOH 3 Bikini  – FREE WOH Prize 

Sandals – :::ChicChica::: Serena – FREE WOH Prize

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Surfboard Bench – Trompe Loeil – Surf Shack Bench PG

*Poses by WetCat, Signature Pose, and Izzie’s

Prusigtagcoorganizer


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My Summer Space

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Hello Fab Free’rs!I don’t know about you, but I am definitely experiencing summer weather right now. It’s sunny and hot! About this time of year for the past few years I start hearing about creative ways people are creating personal space indoors and outdoors. The ladies especially seem to be getting in on this movement, I keep hearing terms like “She Shack” and “Woman Cave”.  Limited on both space and funds in real life, I decided to try this trend myself here in Second Life.

Fab Exclusives

Two of the items I picked up to create this little back porch oasis are Fab Free Exclusive group gifts. This means they are absolutely FREE! As a reminder, and for those who are new to Fab Free, the Fab Free group is always always always FREE to join. The first gift I picked up to get started on my little space is the lovely aqua blue wood background with the pretty climbing ivy plant shown in my photo. It is the FREE Fab Free exclusive gift from Cwtch.  The background lovely all on it’s own (my photo really doesn’t do it justice), still I liked it as the main “wall” for my little spot. Next I also picked up the current FREE Fab Free exclusive group gift from Storax Tree. That little kitty napping in her gilded hanging cage was just too cute to resist. Besides, even my quite spot needs a furry friend to keep me company. The open cage is usually quite a bit larger, but I sized it down using the built in touch menu.

Not all Dust Bunnies are Bad

Along with their recent FREE group gift, Dust Bunny released the cutest gacha set recently. The FREE group gift is the beautifully detailed diy rose tea set. This pretty little piece of decor would look lovely sitting on a table or counter. The Dust Bunny group is also FREE to join. In the name of sprucing up my quiet space, I also Dust Bunny’s new Woodland Dreams gacha while I picked up the group gift. The gacha is just 50 lindens per play, and there is a bonus gift awarded after 20 plays. I didn’t play that many times, so I can’t really comment on that gift, however you’ll find it pictured next to the gacha machine at Dust Bunny, then you can decide on your own if it’s worth the effort. I ended up with a good selection of the common furniture/decor items after just a handful of plays. The hanging macrame chair is probably my favorite of the group, there are around 20 female sit poses, and almost as many male sit poses in the chair. Of course picked one of the least feminine of all the female poses for this photo!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Tableau Vivant \\ Starry Night \\ Updo – Ombre

Skin – Essences – Thea (Catwa & Omega) – Currently @Kustom 9

Head –  CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Kimono – Petite Mort– Hanako Dragon Kimono

Background/Divider – Cwtch. Climbing Ivy Backdrop FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Hanging Cage w/CatStorax Tree – Feline Hanging Bed Black Tux Ae – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Rose Tea Set – dust bunny . diy rose tea . gift – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Dust Bunny Woodland Dreams Gacha Items – 50L per play

Body/Hands/Feet –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

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Ready…. Set… GO!!!!

Summer Daze Photo Challenge

June 1 is here and the FabFree Photo Challenge is a GO!

Get out there and frolic in the best Summery stuff Second Life has to offer and take loads of pictures!

Read over “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool starting TODAY until June 15. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen that weekend. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

Our prize this round is 350L for the winner and 225L for the runner up!

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Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On November 1st, the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

Rules:
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
3. You may enter as many times as you like.
4. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

Good Luck!


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Seas the day

Hello FabFree-ers!

Seas the day

I’ve resisted disappearing to the beach for weeks now… but I can’t hold out any longer! Especially not when the Surf into Summer Hunt has such great items tempting me.  Precast Inc has supplied my stripy towel for the Hunt and it comes loaded with four animated poses. The details on the fabric are really well done and the poses are sexy without being overdone, if you know what I mean.   I’m leaving the smexy to this cute bikini from Perfect Seduction. The Sis Bikini comes in the standard mesh sizes from S-XL and has a good alpha layer. I just love the sassy fringe on the bandeau top!

The 1L Surf into Summer Hunt runs until June 21 so you’ve got plenty of time to lounge around in the sand!

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet + NailsSlink mesh Casual Hands + Flat feet + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hair – Olive – Sweetpea

 

Bikini – Perfect Seduction – Sis Bikini – (1L prize for the Surf into Summer Hunt)

Towel – Precast Inc – Beach Towel – (1L prize for the Surf into Summer Hunt)

 

 

Location  – Bumrose Beach

 

Juliannanewsigtag

 

 

 


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Colorfull Summer

Hi there sweet Fabfreers!

I was wondering through the grid yesterday and bumped into this cute and cozy outfit from FLG!

As summer is still up, I couldn’t resist to grap it and put it on! What a comfy oufit to wear during these hot days! It already comes with the bikini top and the wedges! I’m ready to go to the beach and get some sexy tan!

Hey Miami Beach, I’m coming!

Assimetric Colors

Enjoy the summer!

Kissus, kissus!

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– Outfit: FLG STOE – Colorfull Summer (Group Gift / Free / 0 L)

– http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Space/66/236/22

– Hair: Exile::Hearts Don’t Breakeven Dark Blondes ( not free )

– http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Covet/122/96/29

– Earrings: *MM* Double Hoop Earrings ( @ Marketplace / 10L )

– https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/MM-Double-Hoop-Earrings/4068815

Skin: [LeLutka]-Kit/GOLDEN ( not free )

– http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LeLutka/128/128/26


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Beach Party Sale: Loordes of London

Have you gone to check out the Beach Party Sale yet? So many great designers and deals!

 It can be overwhelming BUT you have til June 19th

to nab all the things your summery heart desires.

These lovely items come from Loordes of London (LoL) and all of their items are only 10L!

BPS LoL Pembroke Dress

LoL Pembroke – Yellow Dip, Orange Dip, Peach Dip 10L each

BPS LoL Pembroke

LoL Pembroke – Aqua Dip & Blue & Yellow Dip 10L each

BPS LoL Aberdeen Top

LoL Aberdeen Draped Top – Lilac, Mint, Pink, Olive, Scarlet 10L each

Reese shorts, 10L for a color pack from Lucifer’s Heart at the Beach Party.

BPS LoL Glower Shoes

LoL Gower Sandal – Blue, Orange, Scarlet, and Aqua 10L each pair

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Clar is also wearing…

Hair:: Zer0 Style *Belinda*(Strawberry Chocolate)

(Fatpack is a Group Gift – free join fee)

Eyes:: [Plastik] Vae Collection -Aegis Green (not free)

Skin:: [Pink Fuel] Skye <Milk> – Beestung (not free)

Pearls:: MG – White South Sea Pearl – Necklace + Bracelets (99L on mp)


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The Seasons Hunt: Summer ~ Part 2

I decided to get through the rest of the hunt today – I was determined, in fact. I will admit that there are some stores that were just too good at hiding the hunt item that I skipped over them… but for the most part, I have everything – and quite a post for you although not all hunt items will be pictured.

I found these cute flats from Deco.
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I must not have read the signs right when I got to Mocha because there’s not one but two sharks! One shark has the Under the Blue Sky skirt and the other has the Under The Blue Sky leggings! I made sure to go back once I realized my mistake and I’m glad I did! 🙂
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This dress is from Paper.Doll. I love the summery feel to it and the belt that adds a little something extra.
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This hat is from NuDoLu and I’m not much of a hat person in RL or SL but I think it’s cute and you can’t go wrong with a straw hat in the summer.
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Of course, hunting can be a little tiring and stressful so I was glad when I found this boat at Kusshon and decided to take a welcomed nap. It comes with a scripted version for sitting, a water version, and an under water decoration so you can feel even more like you’re floating on a lake.
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I found this casual tank at Young Urban.
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I was really excited to find the gift at Lisp but now I don’t know how I’ll choose which colors to put out because they’re all cute! Each chair has a different design and a pillow to match (or a plain pillow) for sitting and a frame. And it comes with a guitar for playing so you can feel like you’re sitting around a fire singing camp songs.
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I found this tank at Nanuk and it’s another casual tank, perfect for a trip to the beach. And I’ll let you in on a little secret… Nanuk has two sharks out! The other shark has a pair of eyes.
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I found this cute cardigan and shirt at Boye (no longer in the hunt) and these trousers were found at Kyoot. This was an unplanned outfit but I think it works. 😛
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These frames were from North West and come individually so you can arrange them anyway you want.
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I found another pair of eyes at ID that come with a regular version and a prim version (I’m wearing both).
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Sur+ has a cute body suit that comes with the seamed version and a simple version (not pictured).
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I found these jeans at Suzy and thought they went well with a bikini for a just-off-the-beach casual feel.
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This athletic outfit is from This is Fawn and seems like an outfit that should become a must-have of summer.
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I found these pants at Willow… and I’m definitely seeing a pattern of casualness this summer. Willow also included a farmers tan so it feels like an authentic summer because no summer is complete without a sunglasses tan and rosey cheeks.
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This adorable rainbow skirt from So Many Styles that I’m kind of growing attached to.
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And finally, I found a cute patio table and lantern at Theosophy.
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The hunt ends on the 30th so be sure you get out there
and grab these gifts before it’s too late!

The Season Hunt Stores

+ Deco / green flats ~ http://slurl.com/secondlife/Friday/49/71/35

+ Mocha / Under The Blue Sky 1 & 2 ~
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Biosphere/52/172/22

+ Paper.Doll / dress with belt ~
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sketch%20Pad/147/115/49

+ NuDoLu / hat (chapeau) ~ http://slurl.com/secondlife/KUMAMOTO%20JAPAN/53/210/21

+ Kusshon / boat ~ http://slurl.com/secondlife/Strata/78/171/903

+ Young Urban / green stripe tank ~http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bill/179/117/25

+ Lisp / summer set ~ http://slurl.com/secondlife/LISP/96/131/1097

+ Nanuk / striped tank & honber eyes ~ http://slurl.com/secondlife/Hyssop/100/166/65

+ Kyoot / white and blue trousers ~ http://slurl.com/secondlife/Silent/56/85/1516

+ North West / frames ~ http://slurl.com/secondlife/Offbeat/148/99/24

+ ID / Summer Time Reflection Eyes w/ prims ~ http://slurl.com/secondlife/Copley%20Square/167/127/24

+ Sur+ / body suit ~ http://slurl.com/secondlife/Glitter/227/79/28

+ Suzy / loose jeans ~ http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gilgamesh/120/87/53

+ This Is Fawn / Athletic Wear ~ http://slurl.com/secondlife/Friday/192/178/27

+ Willow / Linen Pants and farmers tan ~ http://slurl.com/secondlife/Festivale/192/184/31

+ So Many Styles / rainbow skirt ~ http://slurl.com/secondlife/Offbeat/82/187/22

+ Theosophy / patio table ~ http://slurl.com/secondlife/Takaraduka/166/143/32