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Carson, Who Stole Christmas

Blueberry - Holidays Gift - Sky Version Winter Cabin

Every Blogger down in Fab-ville liked Christmas a lot
But Carson who lived just North of Fab-ville did not!
Carson hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.
He hated the Bloggers, he knew what to do
He would steal their presents to make them cry boo hoo!
Then he slid down the chimney, a rather tight pinch.
But if Santa could do it, then so could this grinch.
He got stuck only once, for a minute or two.
Then he stuck his head out of the fireplace flue
Where the little Fab stockings hung all in a row.
“These stockings,” he grouched, “are the first things to go!”
Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant,
Around the whole room, and he took every present!
And he stuffed them in bags. Then Carson, very nimbly,
Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimney.
As Carson took the tree, as he started to shove,
He saw a small dog, “I’ll take it from Love!”

 

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Just North of Fab-ville Carson did go.
With presents and goodies and the dog in tow.
But the dog didn’t whimper,
It wanted to play.
And what happened then? Well, in Fab-ville they say
That Carson’s small heart grew three sizes that day!
Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!

(with apologies to Dr. Seuss)

ALTER - Gianni ALPHA Holiday Sweater Fatpack

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: ALTER – Gianni Holiday 35 Sweater Fatpack w/ HUD – FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to Join

Pants: Dark Water Designs -Star 69 Work Pants – @ Wash Cart Sale $10L

Hair/Hat: [bade] Cesar II Hair and Hat w/ color change HUDs  – Cosmopolitan Gift  – FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to Join

Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Build…

Cabin: Blueberry – Sky Version Winter Cabin Holidays Gift – FREE  $0L

Stool: Opassande – White Stool Set w/ poses @ Midwinter Fair – FREE $0L

Decor: United Inshcon – Christmas Tree Silver @ Midwinter Fair – FREE $0L

Pet: Mutresse – Dalmatians @ The Arcade – Gatcha $50L

 

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Of Fairies, Ladies, and Crypts

The spirits of ladies on lakes and fairies wander freely… the moon shines and though you know you should be afraid… you can’t help but feel enchanted instead. And it all begins with a few pumpkins left out for the picking by the Fantasy Creator’s Showcase Event at the Rising Phoenix Sim

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“All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark.” – Helena Bonham Carter

And the Creator’s Showcase Hunt got this idea just right with their fantastic gifts. There are 13 pumpkins hidden on the sim — actually they are all out in plain sight. Some of the stores have one pumpkin at their stalls. A few of them have two. All of them are easy to see and you just buy the contents for FREE. A trick not a treat!

In the picture above Astrid is wearing the Autumn Fae costume (complete with wings) by BlueMoon Enterprises. This Creator Showcase Hunt Pumpkin Gift is FREE and includes the full outfit in all the standard mesh sizes plus the gorgeous wings you see in the picture.

I also wanted to show you this fabulous Halloween Cat Mask by Chimeric Arts & Fashion which seemed to fit the Autumn Fae Costume just perfectly. This too was another FREE Hunt Pumpkin Gift at the Creator Showcase event.

Just behind Astrid and at her feet you can see the Creator’s Show Case Hunt Gift from United InishCon *UI* called the Dirty Little Secret Log. It has great little butterflies that flit and fly above it as well as a terrific animation when you sit on it. Your avatar will look from side to side before crawling inside to hide in the log! Like all the other gifts, it too is absolutely FREE!

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“As much as I’d like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don’t really believe it can happen.” – Chris Van Alssburg

Of course… this is Second Life where anything can happen — (almost) — and look! There is a fairy and the lady of the lake both! As well as another chance for me to show off some amazing Hunt Gifts. If you look in Astrid’s right hand, you’ll see she is carrying the Creator’s Showcase Hunt FREE Hunt Gift from Souzou Eien by Draconias Timeless called Light of the Watch. This fantastically detailed lantern works with your AO just fine (or any pose) to let your avatar hold it with the supplied animation.
And since we are out on a walk meeting fairy tale figures… let me introduce you to the lady of the lake, courtesy of Folklorica! As their contribution to the Creator’s Showcase Hunt, their FREE gift is this stunning Glowing Lady on the Water gift. It includes the floating lily pads and pumpkins (which are animated and turn) and the glowing Lady of the lake who is scripted to appear and disappear during night time hours on the sim where it is rezzed. (Be sure the sim it is rezzed on has a night time setting. The lady will NOT appear during ‘day’ hours if the environment has a day setting. And the script is affected by region settings, not your personal windlight setting.)

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“I am your fairy tale. Your dream. Your wishes and desires, and I am your thirst and your hunger and your food and your drink.” – Klaus Kinski

 Last but not least, I wanted to share this fabulous Creator’s Showcase Hunt gift from Old World Designs. Just like all the other gifts, it is completely FREE and well worth picking up. The Spider Infested Crypt has a resting pose for one avatar and a ‘sit’ pose for another avatar (if someone wants to sit on it while someone else is resting inside O.o) and the spiders are affected by movement. In other words… they appear and scuttle and dash away everywhere — and make tons of creepy spider noises if you sit in the crypt, stand up out of it, or if you or someone else nearby moves around it much! It is simply a must have for any haunted decor or All Hallow’s Eve celebration!

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How to create your own dark Fairy Tale…

Skin – Lumae :: Fable : Earth / Bare + Eyeliner (Dark Brow)

Hair – Calico Hair – Freya (includes Headband w/ color change hud)

Eyes – NoirOptix – Mojave Eyes (99L Marketplace)

Eyeliner – Oceane – Eyeliner 1

Eye Lashes – Oceane Alluring Mesh Lashes

Hands and Feet – Slink

Outfit – BlueMoon Enterprises Autumn Fae – includes Wings (FREE Gift/Creator’s Showcase Pumpkin Hunt Gift)

Shoes – LUAS – Juno Barefoot Golden

Mask – Chimeric Arts & Fashion – Halloween Cat Mask (FREE Gift/Creator’s Showcase Pumpkin Hunt Gift)

Lantern – Souzou Eien by Draconias Timeless – Light of the Watch (FREE Gift/Creator’s Showcase Pumpkin Hunt Gift)

Lady of the Lake –Folklorica – Glowing Lady on the Water (FREE Gift/Creator’s Showcase Pumpkin Hunt Gift)

Log with Animations – United InishCon *UI* Dirty Little Secret Log (FREE Gift/Creator’s Showcase Pumpkin Hunt Gift)

Crypt – Old World Designs – Spider Infested Crypt (FREE Gift/Creator’s Showcase Pumpkin Hunt Gift)

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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – More from the Medieval Fantasy Hunt

Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone, originally blogged [HERE].

I didn’t want my first post on the Medieval Fantasy Hunt (MFH XII) to run on for too long, but I do have a few more great gifts from that hunt to show.  Check that earlier post to get the general information about the hunt blog and how the hunt works.  MFH XII not only has clothing, a number of the merchants are offering furniture and outdoor objects for medieval and fantasy role-players.

Lacrime dell’anima’s (MFH XII #35) free gift on this hunt is the Spirits of Nature Table set shown in the next picture.  It features four tree stump chairs animated with various sit poses arranged around a cut tree table (the lantern on the table comes with it), all set in a lovely field of flowers.  If you’re looking to fit out a rural or fantasy setting, this is exactly what you need.   Next to me in back of the table set is the Viking Wagon from the Independent Objects shop (MFH XII #26).  Although it’s not scripted to be pulled by a horse or a person, it does have several nice cuddle poses for just hanging out with your special someone.

3Lacrime&IO(MFH#35&26)_001Along the same lines, United Inshcon (MFH XII #1) is giving away this Water Pond to MFH hunters.  It’s a nice little pond surrounded by rocks and grass tufts, and contains a wood tree branch for sitting and two wooden docks.  You can see me sitting on the dock at the far end, but the dock at the nearer end near the log has a diving animation so that you can land yourself in the water if you try to sit on the dock.  Really great fun, but try as I might I couldn’t manage a photo of me diving.

4United Inschcon(MFH#01)_001~*Sweet Revolutions*~ (MFH XII #02) is giving as it’s free hunt gift the “Yggdrasil – Der Weltenbaum.”  I’m not sure what “Yggdrasil” means, but “Der Weltenbaum” translates to “world tree” and it is a very realistic looking season changeable tree.  I happened to find this tree already rezzed on Sweet Revolutions’ region and snapped the picture below.  But to my surprise I discovered that the green, moss-covered ruins with the pretty lilac-colored flowers that is right in front of the tree is Sweet Revolutions’ prize in the Midsummer Nights Dream 5 grid wide hunt (MND5 #09) which is also running during July.  Here’s a link to the MND5 blog page where you can find out more about this hunt, but at least you get a peek at one of the gifts here.

5SweetRevolutions(MFH#02MNDH)_001And finally, the last item I’m going to show you from the Medieval Fantasy Hunt XII, is a complete avatar called the Elemental Wisp, the free hunt gift from Lilith’s Den (MFH XII #04).  That’s actually me in the picture looking like a free-floating green mop.  The avatar comes with complete body alpha and all those swirly floaty attachments.  The attachments include animations which make you float about in the breeze even if you are not actually flying or walking yourself.  I normally don’t go for these fantasy fairy-like things, but this one is fun and quite unusual.

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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – Calling All Roleplayers – The Medieval Fantasy Hunt

A Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – Originally blogged [HERE]

I have to admit I’m a sucker for historical stuff in SL and I always try to check out historically themed hunts.  The twelfth edition of the Medieval Fantasy Hunt (MFH XII) is running until the end of this month, and starts at the United Inshcon shop sim.  You can follow the hunt either by getting the LM to the next hunt stop from the previous store’s gift or you can used the list of SLURLs at the MFH XII hunt blog.  The blog also gives the hints for each stop in both English and German (with one stop just in German) which is an advantage when you come upon a stop where the hint giver isn’t set up.  There were 52 stops in the MFH XII hunts when it started but 7 have dropped out, leaving 45 offering either a unisex or both a male and female prize.  But despite the fact there are just 45 stops, many of the prizes are ingeniously hidden at a considerable distance from the landing spot and it will take you a bit of time if you want to do the entire hunt.

First off let me show you the Odhor black mesh warrior outfit gift from PeKaS (MFH XII #15).  It’s mesh and includes alternative tunics with the hood up or with the hood down.  This outfit also includes the shoulder cape and the back-carried shield.  But the sword I’m wielding is the Viking Sword MFH XII gift from Dwar Barbosa Weapons (MFH XII #34).  The gift includes a wearable sheathed version, and is scripted with drawing and sheathing animations as well as the standard fighting animations.7Pekas,DwarBarbosa, Feyline (#15,34,28)_001The rightmost panel in the picture above shows an entire medieval Bryce woodsman outfit, which is the male gift at Feyline Fashions (MFH XII #28).  In addition to all the clothing, the outfit includes the hat, boots, bow and arrow (unscripted), and thigh-carried hunting knife.

Moving on, I’ve changed outfits to show you the Mystical Fantasy male medieval outfit in blue from C&N Designs (MFH XII #27).  The tunic and pants are mesh, and the outfit comes with the belt and boots.  It’s an elegant outfit, so I’m wearing it as I relax on Her Majesty’s Wooden Bench, the gift from An Lema (MFH XII #25).  This gift includes the animated mesh bench with all those pillows, the rug, two plant stands, and a table with decor items on it.

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And finally, this next picture shows you the Korin knight’s outfit, the male MFH XII gift from The Seamstress (MFH XII #37).  It doesn’t include the boots (those are the boots I showed you above), but it is a mighty fine looking outfit with a gold design on the red velvet and a gold neck chain. That pistol is the Pirate Pistol MFH gift from Designs by Isaura (MFH XII #12).  The gift includes a “holstered” version which has the pistol held at the waist with a golden sash.  The pistol does fire, but is not damage-enabled unless you stick your own scripts into it.

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There’s a lot more good stuff out there on the Medieval Fantasy Hunt so I hope I’ve shown you enough that you’ll go out and find all that good stuff.

Geoffrey is Wearing:

Picture 1:

Outfit – left:  Odhor in black from PeKaS (#15 MFH XII/free)

Sword: Viking Sword from Dwar Barbosa Weapons (#34 MFH XII/free)

Outfit – right (including bow & arrows, hunting knife):  Bryce woodsman’s outfit in brown from Feyline Fashions (#28 MFH XII/free)

 

Picture 2:

Outfit:  Mystical Fantasy Male from C&N Designs (#27 MFH XII/free)

Furniture: Her Maesty’s Medieval Wooden Bench from An Lema (#25 MFHXII/free)

 

Picture 3:

Outfit:  Korin from The Seamstress (#37 MFH XII/free)

Pistol: Pirate Pistol from Designs by Isaura  (#12 MFH XII/free)

 

In All Pictures:

Skin:  Buck 07 in Bronze from Filthy (former group gift/not free)

Eyes:  mid grey eyes from dirty.little.secret (not free)

Hair:  Brody in Dark Brown from A&A (not free)

Sim:  Silken Dreams


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Yanking out some pages…….

Good Day all you beautiful Fabulousians!!

I wanted to give you all a taste of some of the gifts from the MadPea Productions / Fantasy Faire 2013, Final Chapter Hunt (This is also a continuation of the Key of Hope Hunt, but you can buy the HUD for this Chapter separately at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Valley%20of%20IshNar/31/24/22 for L$150)

 This Hunt continues Until May 19, 2013. 

I yanked out a few of the pages from the Final Chapter as there were 50 (YES FIFTY!!!!!) gifts, and honestly I thought you all might want to have SOME surprises…………  Here are just a few of the items for you to nibble at……… enjoy ❤
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Now, I’ll tell you……….. I’ve never had much love for the dwarfs, I think their beer guzzling and short stature bugs me, but donning this avatar inspired me to buy some mead and dance the night away with my brother……….I summoned up this Dream Scene from Garden of Dreams gift that comes with both couple and single dance machine built in.  Gotta love it…

BE AWARE:  (All Final Chapter Gifts are given at the completion of the hunt!!)

Final Chapter Items 

AvatarsDwarfins – Wizard Rigged Mesh Avatars – Dwarfins Wizard Avatars (Male) & Dwarfins Enchantress Avatar (Female) (Big thanks to my brother Ethan for helping out in this picture ❤ )

Environment: ~*Garden Of Dreams*~ The Fest – (all five scenes included – reception shown in picture)

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List of dream scenes that Garden of Dreams gives you:

  • The Fest – Wedding Edition
  • The Fest – Theater Edition
  • The Fest – Reception Edition
  • The Fest – Birthday Edition
  • The Fest – Empty Scene

How the scene works:   Dream Scene is your portable hideaway in the sky. Rezz the bubble that is included and fly up to 4000m to fantastic venues for you and your friends. (These are rezzed as needed or wanted) Hit up GOD’s main store to learn more ❤

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Final Chapter Items

Temple:  !!FANTAVATAR & MOONSTRUCK!! Square Stone Temple (Resizable)

Lounge:  [Roawenwood] {RW} Couples Velvet Lounging Cushions (This has 9 built in couple animations)

Lamp: The Looking Glass – TLG – Lotus Valley Dream Lantern (Very resizable.. Can get really small or VERY big)

Gazebo: T R I D E N T – Red Rose Gazebo I (This has particle pedals that fall from it.. and is resizable as well… )

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Final Chapter Items

Eyes: Favourite Genes – Aqua eyes (comes with Gold, Red, Violet and these Aqua, also comes with a tattoo layer eye sparklie)

Kimono: Fuubutsu Dou – MESH- PompasGrass {FF 2013 }

Facial Tattoo: +Fallen Gods Inc.+ SPIRIT face tattoo (comes with both normal and tintable)

Necklace: {Lemon Tea} Encircled Necklace – Glass (comes with this one and a taller version)

Earrings: .:EMO-tions:. * APHRODITE * earrings

Other Credits

Hair.:EMO-tions:. * MOON *  old HAIR FAIR GIFT (no longer available)

Skin: [ Al Vulo! ] – [ Aisha ] – [ -Barbie ] group gift (FREE) (May Group Gift)

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Final Chapter Items

Outfit: ~Elvenbreath~ Huntgift Sarya

GreenhouseDecadent Courtesan – Riven’s Mesh Green House

Fireplace: Dragon Magick Wares – Celtic Fireplace (Not too often you see a fireplace in a Greenhouse, but hey, a girl has to keep warm somehow!! 🙂 )

Lamp: Spyralle Summer Garden Lantern (Can click this to turn light on and off, it also has particles that turn off and on with the light)

Broom:  *United InshCon* Flying Broom 4 (This comes with 6 brooms with built in animations that range from sweeping, flying, and carrying it around on your shoulder)

Other Credits

Hair: >TRUTH< Adeline (Sale is still on till 10 May 2013 (Midnight SLT), Regular packs: 75L Buy-All packs: 750L –  Retiring hair packs: 35L Retiring Buy-All packs: 250L )

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, Okay, I should run and go glue these pages back in before anyone notices!!  *big hugs*……….Till Next Time…………..Care ❤


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Skull ~N~ Bones Hunt – Girly Stuff Part 3

We have come to part 3 and the final chapter to Love Trill’s Skull ~N~ Bones Hunt Show & Tell…  You can find the first two parts at the following links:

Part 1 –  https://fabfree.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/skull-n-bones-hunt-girl-stuff-part-1/

Part 2 – https://fabfree.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/skull-n-bones-hunt-girl-stuff-part-2/

As I mentioned before, The Skull ~N~ Bones Hunt runs from July 1 – July 30th and each item is 1L.  There are 150 items in the hunt, which is massive lol…  I will never say again… “I have nothing piratey to wear!”.   Bring on the pirate events…  I am ready!

Ok, lets get down to business!  Below I have put together Alexohol’s Treasure Map Dress (#16), with the Tricom Hat from Leatherwerkz (#19) and Jeaniesings Peg Leg (#99).  I am wearing Kennedy’s Skull and Bones Boot on the other foot (#114), which was blogged in part 2.
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#16 Alexohol Treasure Map Dress (1L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Hidden%20Isle/18/92/22

#19  SR Leatherwerkz  Leather Tricom Hat (1L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Paradise%20Landing/87/57/24

#99 Jeaniesings Pegleg (1L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pinastri/115/171/29

#114 Kennedy’s  Skull and Bones Boots (1L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/IYC%20Pawprint/45/14/23

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Delectable Dolls (#121) has a hot pirate wench outfit complete with the hat for us to take advantage of.

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#121 The Delectable Doll  Pirate Wench (1L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shine/102/175/1210

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Dani’s Skull n Bones Hunt gift is a beautiful black gown (#91) which I have matched up with The Happy Hat’s (#135) Skull n Bones Hat & Skull n Bones Gun.

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#91 Dani’s Pretty Black Gown (1L) – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bedos/236/76/46

#135 The Happy Hat Skull n Bones Hat & Gun (1L)  – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mangyeong/63/142/127

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Up next we have #136 from Butterfly Tropics.  This outfit comes with the tanktop and buttoned capris.  I am also wearing the Success Necklace from Mary’s Threads (#49)

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#136 Butterfly TropicsOCD Capri & SnB Sworn to Fun Black Tank (1L) – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Village%20of%20Mysteria/177/180/21

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#49 Mary’s Threads Success Necklace (also comes with earrings!) (1L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Valkyries/243/28/31 

Mary’s Threads had two gifts inside this hunt item – it also included the following Sash & Sword!

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#49 Mary’s Threads Sash & Sword (1L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Valkyries/243/28/31 

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And the last item… but certainly not least, because it’s super cool! lol   Home in a Barrel from United InshCon.

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#131 United InshCon Home in a Barrel (1L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Carambole%20Island/105/129/23

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#16 Alexohol Treasure Map Dress (1L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Hidden%20Isle/18/92/22

#19  SR Leatherwerkz  Leather Tricom Hat (1L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Paradise%20Landing/87/57/24

#49 Mary’s Threads Success Necklace & Earrings (1L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Valkyries/243/28/31 

#49 Mary’s Threads Success Sash & Sword (1L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Valkyries/243/28/31 

#91 Dani’s Pretty Black Gown (1L) – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bedos/236/76/46

#99 Jeaniesings Pegleg (1L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pinastri/115/171/29

#114 Kennedy’s  Skull and Bones Boots (1L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/IYC%20Pawprint/45/14/23

#121 The Delectable Doll  Pirate Wench (1L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shine/102/175/1210

#131 United InshCon Home in a Barrel (1L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Carambole%20Island/105/129/23

#135 The Happy Hat Skull n Bones Hat & Gun (1L)  – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mangyeong/63/142/127

#136  Butterfly Tropics OCD Capri & SnB Sworn to Fun Black Tank (1L) – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Village%20of%20Mysteria/177/180/21


Love is also wearing Truth Hair – Eloise (not free) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth%20Hair/113/35/27