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Praying for Time

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And it’s hard to love
There’s so much to hate
Hanging on to hope
When there is no hope to speak of
And the wounded skies above
Say it’s much, too much, too late
Well, maybe we should all be praying for time
Praying for Time – George Michael

Heya faboos!

Been hearing some horrible stories about war crimes being committed by the Russian armies and it just saddens me so much, how cruel we humans can be to one another.  We are supposed to be the most intelligent advanced species on the planet, but tell me, what other species is cruel to one another? Makes me question how intelligent and advanced we truly are.  So today I have donned my peace hat and am holding a light up in prayer, hoping for these atrocities to end.  It is the innocent who suffer in a war, and that is so wrong.

Meanwhile I’ve been working on this a bit longer than I would like, I’ve been under the weather but spent much of the last few days snuggled with the little man (Rocky, my Chi) and sleeping/watching tv and I have a bit more energy so I am tackling this again.

Let’s do this!

My super cute and bohemian peace hat was a marketplace find by Libelula World and it was free to scoop up!  One size fits all of course.

My top and jeans are the latest free group gift by Shanti (did you know that Shanti is Sanskrit for Peace?).  The group is 99L to join and you can grab several other group gifts as well, along with a monthly 100L that all VIP get.  You’ll also get half off all new releases so you do get your 99L worth (you basically get it right back via the gift card.  Pretty nifty huh!).  This outfit (both top and jeans) fits:

  • Curvy
  • Maitreya
  • Fine
  • Ebody
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • Legacy
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus

My awesome pose with the sparkler is from Le Poppycock, it is another of their Nextup goodies that I have been grabbing lately.  The machines are only 75L a play and there are endless poses.

Anyhoo, better wrap this up.  It’s taken me far too long!

 

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – Shanti Spring Boho Outfit (free group gift, group is 99L to join)
Hat – Libelula World No War Peace Hat Version 2 (free via marketplace)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka EvoX AVALON 3.1
Skin – DS’ELLES-CHARLA – LUMIERE B
Eyes – Lelutka EvoX 3.1
Hair– I forgot to note this!  eep!

Extras

Pose and sparkler-Le Poppycock 11. *Sparks Fly* Delight (75L Nextup)
Location – Mystic Dreamers Valley Mall


Matching Support for Ukraine

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There is no monopoly on common sense
On either side of the political fence
We share the same biology, regardless of ideology
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Russians love their children too

Russians – Sting

Hey gang!

Just popping in to show you what I found for Cray and I to show our support of Ukraine (the stories just break my heart).

Really as the Sting song Russians says “There’s no such thing as a winnable war”, which every time there is a warlike conflict, that line pops right into my head.  Back when I was a teenager and this song was first released, I never thought that so many years later it would become relevant again.  Sting has another song entitled “History will Teach us Nothing“, another line that pops into my head all too often.

It’s all just leaders and their egos.  If we could all remember and embrace that we are all the same on the inside, perhaps there would be no more wars.  But then I am an idealist, and most leaders are not.  It makes me so sad that when the leaders of countries are fighting, the ones who pay the price every single time are the people who are unfortunate just to be living in the country and who are basically innocent in the conflict.

But that’s just how this little idealist sees it.  I know it is a lot more complex than that (isn’t it?), but the complexity still does not make it the right thing to do.  War has never solved a problem, except to reduce the population and gosh hasn’t the pandemic done enough of that lately?!  The moment we are on the brink of returning to normal, someone’s gotta start killing people another way.  Sigh.

My mom got me involved in penpalling when I was 11, and my first two penpals were Japanese.  Over many many MANY decades I wrote and made friends all over the world (including Russia and Ukraine!) and not a single one was very different from me.  The cultures are different, yes, but inside we are all so much the same.  Same worries, fears, hopes, dreams…  Same wanting to be understood and accepted for who we are.

They say world peace and understanding begins in a small circle of people, like family and friends.  Perhaps if we all just put some love and understanding out to someone we know who needs it, or whom we have *not* been peaceful and understanding to in the past, perhaps those little bits of energy can begin to shift the energy on this entire planet and help more people find peace and start to heal.

Just my thoughts, but I came here for freebies/dollarbies so please forgive my long-winded-ness.

I wanted to find something both Cray and I could wear to show our Ukraine support and I found a matching set on market.  Thanks to Angel’s Jewelry who has this set available on market for both genders for only 1L.  You get a full outfit for the girls (shirt, bodysuit and skirt) and a matching tee for the guys.  The mens wasn’t transfer so I had to send a second set to Cray as a gift.  These fit as follows:

Mens:

  • Jake
  • Signature
  • Slink
  • Legacy

Womens:

  • Maitreya
  • Isis
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Legacy

I also found this cute hair bow from Sugarplum Boutique on market for free!

Anyhoo this was longer than I meant it to be.  Sending lots of peace and love to our planet! ❤

Arielle  (& Cray!) is are looking fabulous in…

Arielle:

Clothes

Dress- AJ _ OUTFIT duo STOP the WAR UCRAINA flag_ body mesh FATPACK (1L on market)
Hair Bow –
[SB] Ukraine Hair Bow (free via market)
Boots – Mooh! Allesia Boots

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka EvoX AVALON 3.1
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison
Eyes – Lelutka EvoX 3.1
Hair– Wasabi Shari
Lips – Midoa – Meia Blue Lipstick BOM Evox

Cray:

Clothes

Shirt- AJ _ OUTFIT duo STOP the WAR UCRAINA flag_ body mesh FATPACK (1L on market)
Pants – unknown

Body 

Mesh Body –Belleza Jake
Mesh Head –Lelutka Kane
Skin – Stray Dog Tatsuo
Eyes – Lelutka EvoX 3.1
Hair– Sintiklia Chang Wook
Glasses – Solar Eyewear Arae


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Another Year Over, A New Ones Just Begun…

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Hey Faboos!

I can’t believe that another year has gone by.  And covid is still as prevalent as it was when it started.  Ugh.  I hope 2022 will be the year we all say enough already and do whatever has to be done to take our lives back from this virus!

I know things will never be the same as they were pre-covid, but maybe it has brought some positive into our lives too.  Like appreciating day to day things we took for granted, friends, family, hugs, shopping!  Even appreciating just getting up in the morning and feeling *good*.  Perhaps it came to teach us to shift our perspective and be grateful for all the little wonderful things, as simple as waking up to a new day (some people don’t, and one day, you won’t either).

It makes me think of one of my favorite movies Dead Poets Society.  Mr. Keating (Robin Williams) tells his class to seize the day, make your life extraordinary while you can.  The powerful play goes on and YOU get to contribute a verse.  What will your verse be?  Let 2022 be the year we all live in state of gratitude, seizing the day with those we love and contributing our powerful verse.  What legacy do you hope your life will create?

Where was I?

I got a bit sidetracked there.  The turning of a new year always makes my thoughts get deeper than they normally are (and that’s saying something!!!).

I’m getting ready for the new year and I’m doing it in style!  This sexy little number is the latest free group gift from Pink Cream Pie.  It has several colors to choose from and also a sheer option.  The group is 314 to join and there is an entire wall of group gifts for your shopping pleasure.  This one fits:

  • Legacy
  • Maitreya & Petite
  • Reborn

My hair, which you have seen all over the Fab Free Blog by now, thanks to Aline & Jacx.  Now you get to see it in my signature blonde, this is of course the new free group gift from Truth.  Their VIP group is 350L to join and the hair is in the recent notices.

A New Year Right Around the Corner

I’ve also got some fun New Year’s Deco for you.  My 2022 numbers are the final Advent Day from Simply Shelby.  In fact the final advent day gives you an entire New Year’s Eve Prep Kit that I think is pretty darn nifty!  Even though the advent is past, you can still grab them all for only 10L.  As of this posting they are all still available.

I also headed over to the Okinawa Holiday Event where they are lots of free gifts to grab, with no group needed.  I found this adorable hair flower Free by Ayame and I absolutely love having my own New Year’s Ball which is 75L at Ever Green.  Really it is made that you wear it and you can walk around on it, which is lots of fun, but for the photo I needed to stand still, so.  But I love it for decor, it turns and it changes all sorts of beautiful iridescent-y colors!  Really gorgeous!

Have a Hap-Hap-Happy New Year! (Rudolph’s Shiny New Year Song)

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – Pink Cream Pie Helena Christmas Snow (Free group gift, group is 314L to join)
Hair Flower – Ayame aa*HairAcce – KITORA(tiger-striped) (Free at Okinawa Holiday Event)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair– Truth Lullaby (Free group gift Group is 350L to join)

Extras

2022 Text – Simply Shelby Advent Gift 24 New Years Eve Prep Box (10L to buy)
New Year’s Ball – Ever Green The Walking on the New Year’s Eve Ball (75L at Okinawa Holiday Event)


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Eat Me, Drink Me and Get a Bit Too Merry

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Hey Gang!

Tomorrow is Festivus, so a happy Festivus to the rest of us!  Get that pole out of the attic storage space and start airing those grievances!

Now to your normally scheduled post…

I had a crazy dream last night!  I was all dressed up for a Christmas party and I had this amazing Peppermintini to drink.  I took a sip and suddenly I was in Wonderland!  I was on a giant chessboard and the glitter on my gown was animated and sparkling!!!  It was a really cool dream!  Perhaps I had a bit too much to sip on while baking those cookies!

Oh wait, you can do all these things too (drink peppermintini on a giant chessboard while wearing an animated dress!  It’s second life!!!!)

Here’s how!

For a giant chessboard simply go in search under places and type in wonderland, there is a plethora of them!

Second, head to The Arcade and hit up the ChicChica machine for 75L and grab yourself a festive martini!  (Aline is sipping another flavor here)  They are all adorbs!

Third, head to Shanti tomorrow (the 23rd) and click the advent box for that day, you will have yourself my free sparkling, animated gown which fits:

  • Slink
  • Belleza
  • Fitmesh M
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • TMP

Sine the photo can’t do it justice, I made a short video clip which you can click below to see the animation:

Shanti Blue Velvet Gown with Animated sparkles

All advent gifts at Shanti are free on the day and past days are 5L.  No group required.  (and if you pop over on Christmas Eve, you can get a free 500L gift card!  No group needed!) (no questions asked!  lol)

Lastly, you want your head to stay warm so head (no pun intended!) on over to Argrace.  If you remember my last post I mentioned they had several free new holiday gifts for both the ladies and the men and I am showing one this time.  You just need to join the update group (free) and click the vendors!  Caroline blogged another of the Argrace Group gifts here.  And Cre is wearing the same one as me here.

I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas!!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Gown – Shanti Blue Velvet Flower Gown (Free Advent gift no group required)
Necklace – [Ari-Pari] Gold Royal Necklace

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair & Hat– Argrace Santa Hat / TSURARA (Free Group gift, Update group is free to join)

Extras

Mug – ChicChica Xmas delights (75L via The Arcade)


Happy Halloween Month!

Happy Halloween, Fab Free!

I know it’s not actual Hallows eve yet, but Halloween is basically all month in my eyes and I’m pretty sure SL feels the same way. Halloween is my favourite time of the year, so I decided to celebrate with a spooky music video with some creepy goodies you can grab on the grid for free and under 75L right now.

I bring to you…

Thanks for watching, Fab Free, and Happy Halloween!

xx

-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Dress– Ari-Pari Spooky Ruffle Dress #5 (10 L at the Kink or Treat Hunt
Boots– Tooty Fruity Platform Boots- Dina (Group Gift/ Group Costs 99L to Join)

Bento Dance- Move! Drilon 12 Dance (RoboDance/Popping) (1L on the Marketplace)

Body

Hair – EscalateD Lesli (Free at the Halloween Shop & Hop- Frosted)
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya
Mesh Head – Genus Project Genus Babyface
Skin – Ritual Skins Elspeth Skin – Fantasy Tone Duo – Airlea & Neria
Eyes– Euphoric Hope Eyes Applier (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Lipstick–  Ives Velvet Crush Lips (Group Gift/Group costs 200L to Join)

Nails – Belleza Freya
Film Location – Halloween Town 2020

Song – Ha Cxdy – Youtube Audio Library
01:38 Ha Cxdy – YouTube audio library free download https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary_… Music provided by xBeat No copyright music https://youtu.be/L_lIqudke_A

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Get Wet

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Hey there Fabulouses!  I am such a chicken… As much fun as it looks, I would never dive off of falls in real life.  I’d be far too worried about how long I’d be stuck under the water not breathing and it’s cold and wet…  (shudders).  My hair would get wet!  I am more of a shore lounger or a beach walker in RL, but in SL I’m as brave as they come.  The new wet/dry interactive swimsuit group gift at Salt & Pepper inspired me to take a trip to the beautiful Soul2Soul Falls Sim and finally take a crack at the diving cliff.  I took a short video, which you can see below after the description of the group gift.  It’s super fun…  You can do all kinds of dives.  Go give it a try!!

About the Swimsuit

The Salt & Pepper inworld group is 300L to join, but when you are a part of it, you gain access to a whole section of free group gifts including the new Zara Swimsuit that comes in a fatpack with wet/dry options.  I was lucky enough to join when it was free a couple months back.  I hope you did too!  With the interactive HUD, you can set the swimsuit to stay dry, stay wet or be interactive wet when you enter Linden water and you can dry off again with the included animated towel when you are back on land.  The sarong I am wearing is also wet/dry interactive, but is not included with the Zara Swimsuit.  It’s also a free group gift at Salt & Pepper though, and you can find it in the VIP section with the rest of the gifts.

Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya

Diving at Soul2Soul Falls Video

This is a quick half minute clip of the diving cliff at Soul2Soul Falls.

Thanks for watching ♥

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Maree
Eyes – Avi-Glam Bliss Eyes
Eyelashes – Euphoric Stella Lashes (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Hair – Doux Stella

Swimsuit – Salt & Pepper Zara Swimsuit (free group gift / 0L / 300L to join)
Sarong – Salt & Pepper Sierra (free group gift / 0L / 300L to join)

Sim – Soul2Soul Falls

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