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A New York State of Mind

New York State of Mind

Hello, fabulous readers! If you’re looking for a place to live with a bit of a retro feel, then I’ve got the spot for you! This beautiful, New York studio apartment can be yours for the low, low price of FREE! 😀

But first, a bit about the furnishings.

Fancy Decor offers a new group gift each month, and ALL of the past gifts are still available! The glass console table you see here is the most recent gift. Other gifts pictured here are the chair, lamp, bell ornament, picture frame, and the clasp boxes under the table. Just join the Fancy Decor in-world group, and these – plus many more – gorgeous home furnishings will be yours!

The artwork you see on the walls are free gifts from The Loft Furniture. They’ve been around for a while, but I thought they added the perfect art deco look to this apartment. You can find the gifts HERE, but in the event that you get tp’d back to the landing point, you’ll need to walk to the west side of the store to find them. Alternatively, you could do an area search for items that are 0L. There are 4 art deco posters available as gifts.

Please keep in mind that The Loft is a large store with many items so it may take a while to load all the textures. Sometimes teleporting out and back in helps speed things up.

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Ok, now for the skybox details.

Apple Fall has quietly set this cozy New York Apartment skybox as a free gift. But in order to get it for free, you need to follow these directions:

  • When you arrive at the Apple Fall store landing spot, walk straight ahead towards the mainstore to the teleporter.
  • Click the teleporter and select “New York Apartment” from the blue menu.
  • Hop on the teleporter.
  • When you arrive at the demo skybox, walk around the corner and click the big “Buy Me” tag to purchase for 0L.

I don’t know how long the skybox will be available for free, so if you want it, don’t delay!

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You don’t like brick? That’s ok!

Click on the back wall (the whitish part you see here) to change the textures. There are 3 different versions available, as well as a “blank” version so you can add your own textures.

Size is about 15 x 12 meters. 10 LI.

This is a cute little apartment with a cool view of the New York skyline, made with the quality you’d expect from Apple Fall. 🙂

Enjoy!

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Decor Items…
Apple Fall New York Studio Apartment (free gift / 0L)
Apple Fall Fabrique Rug
The Loft Vogue 1930 (free gift / 0L)
Apple Fall Canvas Tote
Apple Fall Grass Pot (50L)
Fancy Decor Swaen Dining Chair (group gift / 250L to join)
Fashionably Dead Cat 02 Sleeping Curled (50L gacha)
Fashionably Dead Cat 12 Curious (50L gacha)
Essenz Romania Shoe Decor (past gift, no longer available)
Sway’s Floria Hanging Plants
Fancy Decor Glass Console (group gift / 250L to join)
Fancy Decor Small Lamp (group gift / 250L to join)
Fancy Decor 2017 Ornament (group gift / 250L to join)
Fancy Decor Photo Frame (group gift / 250L to join)
Fancy Decor Clasp Boxes (group gift / 250L to join)
Dutchie Euro coins (free gift / 0L)
The Loft Jacks Iron
{what next} House Plant Eucalyptus
{what next} House Plant Rubber Tree 
The Loft New York (free gift / 0L)
The Loft Welcome (free gift / 0L)

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How Stella Got Her Groove Back

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By Visiting The Wash Cart Sale, of Course!

That’s right, I finally got myself over to The Wash Cart Sale, and let me just say, “Wow!”

As the other FabFree bloggers have mentioned, there some great 10L deals – and even some amazing 50L deals. And since The Wash is celebrating its 10th Anniversary of Cart Sales, there are free gifts at nearly every cart! 😮

Grand Finale

I was super excited to open the generous cart sale gift from Finale Couture. Not only do you get this super sexy dress, but you also get the matching heels and choker.

The Stella – Grey dress comes in standard mesh sizes XXS-L with an alpha layer. It works for mesh bodies, as well – I’m wearing it on my Maitreya body, but since the dress runs a bit small, I had to wear a size larger than I normally do.

The shoes are sized for Slink high feet. The choker comes with a resizer built in so it fits any size. Just click to access the blue menu.

Fancy My Decor?

Many of the decor items you see here are free group gifts from Fancy Decor. You can pick up the Leaning Art, Birch Candles, Inlaid Box, and Potted Succulent — and a whole lot more! — just by joining the Fancy Decor in-world group for 250L. There are so many gifts out right now that you could furnish an entire room. Plus, a new gift is set out each month!

Dutchie Furniture also has some interesting gifts set out at the landing point. One of them is the little pile of coins that you see here, but there are several others, including an empty box and a bag of trash. All are completely free, and you don’t have to join a group.

Enjoy the rest of your week! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Bianca
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Pia
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Elikatira Haley (72L on sale)
Dress/Shoes/Choker: Finale Couture Stella – Grey (free gift at The Wash Cart Sale)
Pose: oOo Studio Poses Silent Night (slightly modded)

Decor items…

Build: HAIKEI Outdoor Open House
Console: DIGS Safi Console
Large Plant: What Next Rubber Tree
Candle: Fancy Decor Birch Candles (group gift / 250L to join)
Paintings: Fancy Decor Leaning Art (group gift / 250L to join)
Box: Fancy Decor Inlaid Box (group gift / 250L to join)
Small Plant: Fancy Decor Potted Succulent (group gift / 250L to join)
Coins: Dutchie Furniture Euro Coins (free gift / 0L)
Rug: Sway’s Kaden Rug Natural

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Hunt down a good book!

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I’m all settled in to read a good book… or two… or three! And thanks to Sway’s I can do it free! It’s like having my own free Second Life library with comfy pillows!

10th Birthday!

It’s Sway’s 10th Birthday! And they are celebrating with a birthday hunt and giving out a free exclusive prize… this gorgeous reading set which includes the pillows and book stack.

Furniture details:

  • Pillows = 2 prims
  • Pillows have 7 poses (including 1 couple pose) and give book props on touch
  • Pillows do not use pose balls
  • Pillows have 6 texture options for different color schemes
  • Book stack = 2 prims

How to get your gift:

Teleport to Sway’s and at the landing point you’ll find a little area with all the information. Pick up the gift hud and wear it. It will show ten blank balloon spaces on the hud. You’ll need to hunt down the ten different colored balloons that are hidden all over the sim. There are not any balloons in any skyboxes; they are all on the ground. You must be close to the balloons when you click them for them to “fill” your hud.

Once you have touched all ten balloons and filled your hud, come back to the gift station and click the gift station to redeem your hud and get your free gift! It’s that easy!

Quick tip: I found that the hud covered part of my screen because of its placement. I edited it by moving it to the far top left of my screen to move it out of the way and that made hunting for the balloons much easier!

The hunt ends Oct 15th, 2017.

Getting comfy

Reading books means I needed a comfy outfit for my reading adventure. I stopped by Kamiri to pick up their FabFree group gift offering, which of course is always free. I really like this little one piece outfit which includes both the top and shorts.

Sizes included:

  • Classic mesh XS – XL
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Happy reading! I hope you find a new favorite book!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Bad Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Amelia
Necklace – Pixel Box – Steampunk Dreamcatcher Long Necklace (75L @ Pixel Box Design Emporium)
Outfit – Kamiri – Monica Outfit (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

And stuff…

Rug – LISP – Mesh – Faded Summer Rug Pack
Pillows & Books – Sway’s – [Ten] Reading Pillows & Stack of Books (0L Hunt Gift for Sway’s 10th Birthday Hunt)

Sim Location – Private Location

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Photobombed!

Photobomb!

Hello, fabulous readers – I hope you are having a wonderful week!

I set up this photo to show you the adorable Easter hunt gift from Sway’s, but silly Finn jumped out and photobombed the bunnies right as I took the photo. That crazy canine never met a camera she didn’t like, LOL! XD

Hunting for Easter Eggs

The SwayLand Easter Egg Hunt is going on now through April 23rd. If you’ve enjoyed the advent hunts over at SwayLand, you’re going to love this one!

Here’s how to play:

  • Hop on over to SwayLand and touch the sign by the big Easter egg near the landing point.
  • You will receive a folder containing a HUD and information notecard.
  • Wear the HUD and start hunting for Easter eggs (there are TEN). The eggs are hidden all over the region.
  • When you find an egg, touch it, and it will appear on your HUD. If it doesn’t, you are too far away, so go closer and try again.
  • Once you’ve found all 10 eggs, and the white eggs on your HUD are colorful, touch the big Easter egg where you got the HUD to get your exclusive SwayLand Easter gift.

Mr. & Mrs. Bunny Egg are 100% original mesh and come in 4 colors: red, green, blue, and natural (pictured). Touch the egg for a color-change menu.

The SwayLand Easter Egg Hunt is completely free. No group is required.

Good luck, and have fun!! 🙂

 

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Decor Items…

Sway’s Mr. & Mrs. Bunny Egg (0L / free hunt gift)
Virtual Kennel Club Silver Husky

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Love Blooms in Mango Tango Flowers

Sometimes, we all need a week at home and a little snuggling and “me” time… but really, this entire post was inspired by a chance encounter…

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So it was Fifty Linden Friday and I landed at Sway’s to pick up their deal of the day when I noticed they had out this gorgeous FREE gift! A rainbow heart couch with single sits and LBGT cuddle sits and it’s only two prims. You don’t need a group and you just pick it up courtesy of their store for FREE! I won’t get into politics, but it hit close to home and is a cause close to my heart, so I snatched up the gift and decided, this would be the “heart” of my post for the week (yes pun intended!)

Later I happened to be at on9 when I noticed they had some fabulous gifties out for visitors. There are several items out, and the group is FREE to join and the gifts are FREE as well. I picked up the clutch in mango but there were also several lovely mesh dresses and some accessories as well!

And let’s not forget that the Hair Fair ends today! Don’t miss your last chance to get the great gifts that are just there waiting for you!

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Astrid is sporting this sexy short style from which was a FREE gift from Calico in a rich brown called Quinn and I topped it off with the FREE gift from Tableau Vivant — a sexy flower headband. Both creators were generous with their Hair Fair gifts. Calico’s Quinn is a fatpack of full colors and Tableau Vivant’s flower giftie comes in a fatpack of six sexy colors!

This photo is also a great shot of my jewelry, which you can grab for a sweet steal of a deal for only 50$L a spin at OMG – Oh My Gatcha right now. It comes in either gold or silver and Meva outdid herself in the gorgeous details on this flowery jewelry set. I love that the rings come in a right or left hand choice setting and that the jewelry is easily modifiable for sizing!

If you look close you’ll also notice my Tango nail appliers. These are another great find — this time from the marketplace. That’s right! Alaskametro has done it again! Another great palate of 12 colors for only 10$L. Don’t miss out on this “Tango” applier set!

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But were not done yet… you have one more stop before you can relax. Head over to Kaithleen’s to pick up the latest group gift. This sweet mesh green dress comes in all the standard sizes is a FREE group gift right now. The group is FREE to join and I love the off the shoulder style and the lovely detailing at the top.

All in all, it made for a great day at home. I’m feeling the love! And I’m loving my new couch. (And for only two prims only my house is loving it too!) Time for a couch nap!

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Here’s the details!

Skin – Glam Affair – Eles Jamaica

Eyes – Pulse Mesh Eyes L.Femke-Raven

Hair – *Callico* Quinn – Gift Hair @ the Hair Fair (Free @ the Hair Fair)

Hair Flower – ~Tableau Vivant~ Tropical Headpiece in Sunset Gift @ the Hair Fair (FREE @ the Hair Fair)

Hands and Feet – Slink

Manicure and Pedicure – alaskametro Slink manicure/pedicure applier in Tango (10L$ on the Marketplace)

Dress – Kaithleen’s Indah Kamani Dress (FREE Group Gift/FREE to Join)

Jewelry – Meva de Flower Jewelry Set in Silver (50L per play at OMG – Oh My Gacha)

Handbag – le clutch in Mango – Exclusive for SL F & O Members at the on9 event (FREE Group Gift/FREE to Join)

Cuddle Couch –  Sway’s [LGBT Heart] floor Cushion and Cuddle Couch (0L$/No Group Needed!)

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You Gonna Miss Me, Early In The Morning, One Of These Days

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Hello Fabulous Readers 🙂  Just popping by to share news that Luna Sabia has out several ladies mesh dresses as group gifts and lucky board prizes!

Today I am wearing the Maxi Dress Half Sleeve Retro that is available as free group gift after you activate your free inworld group tag.  This dress comes in a full range of sizes with the co-ordinating alpha layer and also works well with the Maitreya Lara Mesh Body alpha layer system.

In my photo I am also displaying a little group gift from Sway’s!  Their group is 250L to join, but after you do, you gain access to a selection of group gifts.  One of those gifts is the Sea Shell Candles I have sprinkled around my little sunshiny lounge corner.  These come in four colour variations and I think these cute shell candles would be very nice as outdoor décor too.
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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Karin

Head Applier – Glam Affair Karin (@ Lelutka)
Feet by Slink
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Truth Fynn
Dress – Luna Sabia Maxi Dress Half Sleeve Retro (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Pure Poison Jolie
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Build – Greymoon Creations Harbor House V2
Chair – Trompe Loeil Amelia Love Seat
Rug – Soy OSC Rug Grass Green (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Trunk – Soy OSC Old Metal Trunk (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Cat/Rug – Storax Tree Feline Treasures Naptime – Solids
Bowl – Zaara Copper Frangipani (75L per play / instore gacha)
Mobile – Soy OCS Hanging Feather Stained Glass (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Candles – Sway’s Shell Candles (free group gift / 0L / 250L to join)

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Peace, Love & Sandy Feet

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Good morning Fabulouses! In the market for a new summer dress?  You may want to stop in at Rir Life and join their inworld group for 10L because this month’s group gift is the lovely Gypset Maxi Dress in a boho patchwork print!  This dress comes in several mesh sizes with the coordinating alpha layer, but also worked great with my Maitreya Lara Body alpha layer system.

The nautical décor in my photo was put together with some of the items from Sway’s Nautical Decoration gacha set at The Arcade Gacha and you can find this great Bibliotheque Chair at the Alouette mainstore (All décor is just 50L per play).

ps.  TY Scout for sending in your Sways extras!  I was missing a couple of them for my set!
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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Karin

Head Applier – Lara Hurley Alena
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Truth Hair Lucrecia
Dress – Rir Life Gypset Maxi Dress Patchwork Green-Blue (free group gift / 0L / 10L to join)
Shoes – Pure Poison Rosalie Flats
Pose by Le Poppycock
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Build – Junk Attic Skybox RARE (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Chair – Alouette The Bibliotheque Chair (50L per play / instore gacha)
Life Preservers, Pictures, Beach Sign, Photo Frame, Candles – Sway’s Nautical Decoration Set  (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)

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A Second Chapter

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Hi Fabulouses!  Guess who else is celebrating an anniversary?  When it rains – it pours… and it’s raining free group gifts in celebration of their second anniversary over at this round of The Chapter Four!  I am showing you six of them in this post, but there are a good 25 – 30 of them – and the group is free to join!

I’ll start with the goodies I am wearing tonight – At The Chapter Four as free group gifts you can find the LpD Judy Top in white which comes in several mesh sizes as well as the Fishy Strawberry Moto Jeggings.  These Jeggings come in normal sizes and curvy sizes – plus you get black and blue!  The Bday Octopulpo friend is wearable and is the gift you can pick up that is sponsored by Moon Amore.

Now moving onto the set I have built…  The cute little rezzable Ferret in a hoodie is by Birdy and if you love this lil guy, you can play for other versions in their gacha machine.  The bag he is holding is the Eco Bag by M.Birdie Story and is holdable for avatars, but I thought he looked cute wearing it instead lol.  The double pillow with the sweet little bird on it is the gift by Serenity Style.

If you are an inworld member of the Sway’s group (250L to join), you can pick up the Seat Cushions in a folklore print along with the table and table accessories for free!  This is located at their mainstore.

Just two more pieces to tell you about… and these are not gifts, but are very affordable!  I picked up the Wannabe Boho Petal Mirror and Rug in an instore gacha machine at the Junk mainstore at 50L per play and if you love eclectic boho decorating you are going to love this set!

I’m off to open up more boxes – this is just like Christmas all over again! Enjoy your night 🙂

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Love is wearing & stuff…

Skin – Glam Affair Karin (@ Lelutka)
Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – LeLutka Karin
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Truth Hair Paola
Shirt – LpD Judy Top (free group gift / free to join / @ The Chapter Four)
Pants – Fishy Strawberry Moto Jeggings (free group gift / free to join / @ The Chapter Four)
Octopus Friend – Moon Amore Bday Octopulpo (free group gift / free to join / @ The Chapter Four)
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Build – Scarlet Creative Country Keep
Rug – Junk Wannabe Boho Rug 2 (50L per play / instore gacha)
Mirror – Junk Wannabe Boho Petal Mirror (50L per play / instore gacha)
Cushions, Table & Table Accessories – Sway’s Seat Cushion & Table [folklore] (free group gift / 0L / 250L to join)
Pillow w/ Bird – Serenity Style Birdie Pillows (free group gift / free to join / @ The Chapter Four)
Ferret – Birdy Ferret Friend (free group gift / free to join / @ The Chapter Four)
Bag – M.birdie Story Eco Bag (free group gift / free to join / @ The Chapter Four)
Pose by Adorkable

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Swaying Into Summer

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Good evening Fabulouses 😉  Tonight I bring you news of a couple group gifts I picked up at Sway’s and a sweet summer outfit by Entice that I won in a midnight mania board!

You will need to join the Entice inworld group to access the midnight mania board that delivers the free “Like a Prayer” outfit at midnight if it’s locked down, but the group is free – so it won’t hurt!  This outfit includes a pair of belted denim shorts and the colourful blouse you see me lounging about in.

I put this little summery scene together with the Broken & Unbroken Lawn Chair [Flag] Set that I found as a free group gift at Sway’s.  The chairs come in both broken and unbroken versions and each have several relaxing (and falling – lmao) poses.  These chairs are copy if you need to rez more out for friends.  The Cookie Bear is also a free group gift at Sway’s and was sent out last year, but he’s still available and very cute!  This group is 250L to join and there are a few gifts to snag.

My [Quack] Swim Ring that I am about to toss into the pool can be found in a Sway’s instore gacha machine at 50L per play.

Enjoy your evening!

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Love is wearing & stuff…

Skin – Glam Affair Karin
Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – LeLutka Karin
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Truth Harmony
Outfit – Entice Like A Prayer (group MM Board / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Pure Poison Elena (featured @ Uber)
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Chairs – Sway’s Lawn Chair [Flag] Broken & Unbroken (free group gift / 0L / 250L to join)
Duck – Sway’s Swim Ring [Quack] Yellow (50L / instore gacha)
Bear – Sway’s Cookie Bear Happy Birthday SL (free group gift / 0L / 250L to join)

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Guest Blog by Gloria Silverstone – Last Minute Halloween Freebies!

A guest blog by Gloria Silverstone – Last Minute Halloween Freebies!, originally blogged [HERE].
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2 days till Halloween, yikes!  Are you in need of some last-minute Halloween decor?  Hosting a ghostly trick or treat party?  Dying for a festive spread?  Need a spot for the little goblins? Don’t want to spend a ton?  Don’t worry, I styled a trick or trick party skybox for everyone from kiddies to grown-ups filled with freebies, group gifts, hunt items, and giveaway!  I’m sure you will find something to furnish your home in spooky style.  Have fun, best of luck hunting, Happy Halloween, and remember always Let’s Get Decorating! 

Trick or Treat Buffet:

Treat Table

Close up of Treat Table

Witchcraft:

Witchcraft Table Set

Witchcraft cabinet

Autumn Retreat:

Close-up of Autumn Set

Halloween Haven:

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Kids Party:

Kids Party Area

Close up of Kids Party Area

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Overview:

Trick or Treat Buffet:

Witchcraft:

Autumn Retreat:

Halloween Haven:

Kids Party: