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If You Listen Carefully…

If You Listen Carefully, the Silence is Beautiful

… the silence is beautiful.  It’s been a long time since I was in a snowstorm, but I still remember the peace and tranquility after Mother Nature blanketed the world in white.  Sounds were muffled, and the landscape was so incredibly beautiful.  Nowadays, I need to get my snow fix on Second Life.  Tonight, the pupster and I traveled to Rayne and PetitChat for a dose of winter wonderland.  Isn’t the scene just lovely?

Feeling Lucky?

My sweet dress is a Lucky Board prize at Lunaria available to members of the Lunaria group.  Since the group is free to join, the only investment I had to make was a bit of time waiting for that magical “K” to appear on the board.  It took a couple of days of trying off and on, but this little number was well worth the wait!  With long sleeves, a charcoal colored bodice, a gray skirt, and cuffs, this frock kept me warm, but also offered stylish touches as well, such as the tree print on the bodice and pale embroidery on the cuffs and hemline.  I really like the more muted color scheme of this outfit.  With sizes for classic avatars as well as several mesh bodies, this free lucky board prize is sure to please.

Sizes and Mesh Compatibility:

  • Fit Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for Classic Avatars
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Well,  that’s a wrap for today.  Tomorrow, Ripley and I are going to hit the kitchen and snooze by the warm oven (Ripley – not me) and attempt to whip up a home made (from scratch) pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving Dinner dessert (me –  not Ripley).  We’ll see how THAT turns out.  I haven’t had the best of luck in the past with pie crusts.  Anyone know of a good bakery that will be open late on Wednesday, just in case?  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  Izzie’s Catwa Eyeliner Applier

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair (including scarf):  Wasabi Pills Aspen

Dress:  .Lunaria. Feena Dress (free Lucky Board prize for members of the Lunaria group – 0L/0L to join)

Boots:  Maitreya Stagioni Boots in Coal

Pose:  Overlow Poses

Sim:  Rayne and PetitChat

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In the Wide Open Meadow

Walk in the Meadow

Happy Saturday, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I are popping in quickly to share a time-sensitive offer with you.  My complete Alegro outfit, which includes my sweater, tube top and pants is available at cae.b for only 55L for a limited time as part of this week’s Fifty5 Thursday Sale.  Although it may look like I am wearing a beautiful paisley skirt from this angle, I actually am sporting a fun pair of flared pants with asymmetrical hemlines.  The top half of this outfit is composed of two separate pieces – a strappy tank top and a long sleeve cropped sweater that can be worn together as I have done, or as separates.  Making this outfit even more versatile is the texture change HUD, which allows you to select from 9 different paisley patterns for the pants and 6 choices for the tank and sweater combination.  It’s like getting a bunch of outfits all in one package.   With versions for classic avatars as well as popular mesh bodies, you are bound to find the right fit for you!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layers for top and pants)
  • Maitreya
  • Ebody
  • Ocasin
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

The Fifty5 Thursday sale starts at 7 am on Thursdays and runs through Sunday.  Items featured in the sale cost between 55 and 100L.  If you like this outfit as much as I do, I’d recommend a quick trip over to cae.b to pick it up before Sunday passes by.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:  

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Vivienne

Outfit (includes top and pants):  Cae.b Alegro (55L until Sunday as part of Fifty5Thursday Sale – hurry!)

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Grafica josephine ii

Sim:  Yorkshire

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Just Waiting Around…

Endless Waiting

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Friday!  Ripley and I had quite an adventure last night that involved a check engine light, a tow truck, and an excruciating wait at a garage for a mechanic that moved as slow as molasses in January.  After hours of tapping our toes, we were finally able to get back on the road, but it made for a very long day, indeed.

Leather Jacket

While we remained on stand-by in the brisk November air, I was glad to have my cozy jacket from Mad Cat Crreations to ward off the chill.  With a double layered lapel, rolled back cuffs, and a snug-fitting waist buckle, I was cloaked in comfort.  A gleaming zipper helped to insulate me and seal out the breeze trying to work its way through to my bones.  One thing I really enjoy about this coat is the way it nipped in at the waistline and emphasized my curves.  The best part – this fall essential only cost 1L and a bit of searching time in The Jerky Turkey Hunt.  To pick up one for yourself, teleport over to Mad Cat Crreations and locate the orange feather concealed in the shop.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit Mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

It’s Time for a Pity Party

Ripley and I had discovered another hunt prize, the Spiked Collar from Ama. that coordinated perfectly with my outfit.  An offering for the Pity Party at the Doll House Hunt, this neck wear comes with a HUD which allows you to change the color of the rhinestones set into the black leather band.  After searching around the store, the pupster located the hunt object, (a small pink dollhouse).  I paid 10L, then happily scooped up my new bauble.  You can see a close up of it in the image below (along with my face when I received the bill from the mechanic).  Although I enjoy being without a monthly car payment, maybe it’s time to search for a new vehicle…

And then You Get the Bill

Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Opal

Choker:  Ama. Spiked Collar (hunt prize for the Pity Party Hunt – 10L)

Jacket:  Mad Cat Crreations Woman (prize for the Turkey Jerky Hunt – 1L)

Tank Top:  [Cynful] Ness Tank Top

Jeans:  Beck Black Jeans for Maitreya (50L on the Marketplace)

Boots:  KC Couture Arizona Cowgirl Ankle Boots

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  Yasminia

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Grateful for the Little Things

Grateful for the Little Things

Hello Fabulouses!  There’s a jerky turkey running around SL, creating havoc, and  leaving orange feathers all over the place.  Ripley is determined to catch this guy, and I am along for the ride, scooping up hunt prizes as we go, for only 1L each.   It’s a great deal – all I have to do is follow the pup’s talented nose from sim to sim, hand out a few Ripley Snacks every now and then, and collect feathers.

Hoping to Find a Hunt Prize

It all started when we were at Hope’s Creations, trying to locate an elusive dollhouse for another hunt.  As we wandered from room to room in the shop, I urged Ripley, “Find it, Pal.  Find it!”  Suddenly, he got “that look” in his eye, and took off, nose to the ground, with me trailing along behind him.  He quickly reached his destination, and stood, wagging his tail wildly.  The only thing was, he didn’t find a dollhouse; he proudly pointed out … an old orange feather.  Slightly disappointed, but not wanting to offend the pup, I tossed him a reward, paid 1L, and picked up the feather.

I’m so glad I did, because an entire outfit was nestled inside the hunt object!  A warm, ribbed, under layer shirt, with three quarter length sleeves, a cropped sweater with the word “Grateful” written in multi-colored script across the front, and a skirt were all included.  Smiling at Ripley, I gladly slipped on the top and admired the textures.  I really enjoy the contrast between the darker cropped sweater and the creamy tone of the undershirt, and the message to be thankful was a timely reminder.  I was in the mood for comfy-casual for a day of miscellaneous errands, so I donned some bell bottom jeans instead of the skirt.  However, it is really cute, with a leafy design in coordinating tones to match the text printed on the shirt.  To add this adorable outfit to your inventory, teleport over to Hope’s Creations, and located the bright orange feather concealed in the shop, pay 1L, and the TJ Shirt and Skirt will be delivered right to your inventory.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Curvy
  • eBody
  • Fine
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus

We never did track down the dollhouse, so Ripley and I will hit the trail again tonight to see if we can ferret it out.  If not, I’m sure my boy will be raring to locate that gobbler at another store.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner:  *Spicy* Eyeliners Catwa & Omega (free on the Marketplace – 0L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Ryleigh

Top:  Hopes Creations TJ Shirt (prize for the Turkey Jerky Hunt – 1L)

Jeans:  [Well Made] Tara Bell Bottom Jeans

Sim:  Oh Deer

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Just Another Day of Basic Witchery

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Hello Fab Friends! Have you heard about The Second Life Hocus Pocus Event?  Until November 5th you can hop around to different participating shops and try your magic on some really great items.

What you need to do is…

Either visit The Hocus Pocus Event Blog for the locations and prize listing, or you can pick up a handy TP HUD on marketplace.  When you get to the vendors at participating shops, you need to say the magic words in local “hocus pocus” and it tells you if your magic is too weak or if you’ve won a prize.  If you are just one of those “basic witches”, you can pay the vendor 50L when your magic fails like I had to…  You can test your magic every 24 hours, so don’t go buying all this stuff on the first try if it doesn’t work out!

Just be patient and keep trying

The Ava Spooky Edition Dress is available at Sorbet in a fatpack of different prints for the Hocus Pocus Event in Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass and Maitreya Lara mesh body sizes.  I’ve included the ad below so you can see all of the prints.

Sorbet. Ava Dress (Spooky Edition)

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Hair w/ Hat –  Wasabi Pills Malin (100L special!)
Dress – Sorbet Ava Dress – Spooky Edition (free / 0L / Hocus Pocus OR 50L)
Boots – G&D Margot Boots (featured @ The Cosmopolitan Sales Room)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim  – Luane’s World

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Keeping It All In Balance

Keeping It All in Balance

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are popping in quickly to share another free gift from Seniha.  In my last post {HERE}, I shared the chevron printed Drizella dress.  While I was at the shop, I also picked up the Jade top, which is a free group gift for the Third Life group.  This cute cropped blouse features a delicate floral pattern scattered over a cream colored background, and a criss-crossed halter style neckline.  It paired beautifully with my black jeans, but I think it would also look lovely with a skirt.  The group has a 10L join fee, but that includes access to a variety of gifts around the grid, so it’s well worth the investment.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

I hope your work week is off to a wonderful start.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available – sorry)

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head 01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Vivienne Mesh Hair

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation Beaded Necklace 1

Top:  Seniha Jade top (free gift for The Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)

Jeans:  Country Couture Skinny Jeans Black (part of the Kisses 25 Cents outfit)

Heels:  KC Couture Hedy Heels (50L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  [Expressive Poses] Moa2 (gift on the Marketplace – 1L)

Sim:  The Last Forever

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One Magic Hour

The Magic Hour

Hello Fabulouses!  In the midst of all the weekend chores, it’s so important to indulge in some down time.   You have to look out for yourself so that you can care for others.  Here, Ripley and I are enjoying a magic hour before diving into all the “have-to’s” that seem to make up my weekends.

Bold Chevron Print

My sexy black and white Drizella dress today is a free gift from Seniha for members of the Mesh Body Friends group.  I just love the timeless zig-zag pattern that never goes out of style.  This little beauty features a neckline that plunges deeply, but still provides coverage in all the right areas.  A coordinating panel accentuates your waist, and the skirt falls to just the right length.  Best of all, since the MBF group has no join fee, I added my new frock to my collection completely for free!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

I suppose one hour off will have to do for today.  After a trip to the home improvement store to pick out a replacement for a dripping faucet in RL (I had NO idea there were *so* many faucet styles available!), I never did get to grocery shopping yesterday.  I can’t let the pupster run out of Ripley Snacks…  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available – sorry)

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head #01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph eyes in Soldier

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Bianca (75L in store Gacha)

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation Beaded Necklace 1 p6

Dress:  Seniha Drizella Dress (free group gift for members of the Mesh Body Friends Group 0L/0L to join)

Heels:  KC Couture Hedy Heels (50L on the Marketplace)

Canine Companion:  JIAN (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Tutys

Sim:  Small Town Green

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Happy Haunting

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BOO Fabulouses!  If I had to choose (and it would be very tough!), I would have to say that my favourite ride/experience at Disney World is probably The Haunted Mansion.  It’s been a few years since I have been, but I bet it is pretty much the same.

A Free Second Life Haunt

When I came across The Haunted Halloween Tour in Second Life, I was eerily excited to try it out, and it did not disappoint.  It’s coffin-ride driven, so you don’t need to walk around – actually quite perfect for a date (I think two can ride in the coffin), because you can easily talk instead of trying to navigate your way through and type at the same time.

You’ll make your way through blood dripping, goulish dark hallways, past the shadow people until you find your way into the disturbing abandoned asylum where you’ll start to feel there is no escape in sight.  The gruesome blood smeared walls and nightmarish sounds follow you through a few different shuddersome experiences such as a haunted house with the “poltergeist girl”, a library where books fly off the shelves, underground bloody sewers that will have you thinking you have just jumped into Stephen King’s thoughts.  Of course there are plenty of terrifying dead bodies, guts, spiders and …  *shudders*  creepy clowns.  Whatever your fear is…  you’ll find it in this 15 minute experience!  Snuggle up in a coffin and have fun!

No bones about it, Ok…  There are plenty of bones

Spirit and Kitja have teamed up to bring you the perfect outfit for visiting Halloween haunts.  When you join the free “SPIRIT KITJA – Clothing & Co.” inworld group, you can pick up the skeleton themed Halloween Sweatshirt by Kitja and the Halloween Skirt by Spirit in one place as free group gifts.

Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya & Isis

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Wasabi Pills Solana (75L per play / instore gacha)
Sweater – KITJA Halloween Sweatshirt (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Skirt – Spirit Halloween Skirt (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pose – LW Poses Love The Real You (featured @ TLC)
Sim – Haunted Halloween Tour

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It’s Not a Trick!

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It’s not a trick!

Treat or….. Trick! I love a good trick but this Trick tank top by 1 Hundred is all treat since it is a FREE gift at the Wash Cart Sale! You simply go to the 1 Hundred cart and buy it for 0L! No trick involved! While you’re there, stop to look at the 10L offerings, there are lots of cute things to buy (I plan to show off one or two in a post soon!). In the meantime, enjoy this tank top! It comes in system layers as well as a universal Omega applier for mesh bodies.

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More JellyRoll!

I showed off the JellyRoll Snuggle Sweaters in my post {here} but I couldn’t resist picking up the creator’s FREE gift that was sitting by the cart at the Cart Wash Sale. I was thrilled with the little set of Black Widow Ear Cuffs. A little tweak of adjustment and they fit my Catwa mesh ears just perfectly without any trouble at all. Aren’t they cute! Just buy them for 0L, like all the gifts currently out at the Wash Cart Sale for this anniversary round!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Rey
Earcuffs – JellyRoll – Black Widow Earcuffs Gift (0L @ The Cart Wash Sale)
Top – 1 Hundred – Trick Tank Pink (0L @ The Cart Wash Sale)
Shorts – Maitreya – Original BF Jeans Shorts

Sim Location – Octoberville

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Ghost Hunter

Ghost Hunter

A Hunting We Will Go

Hello fabulous readers! The weekend is almost here, and I am sooo glad!

SL Halloween season is in full-swing, so I decided to take a break from RL work to do a little hunting. But boy, I had no idea what I was getting myself into!

An Easy Find

Thankfully, my first find didn’t require much any hunting at all. I just popped into the store and grabbed it, and you can too! Just head over to S@BBiA and join the FREE in-world group to snap up this festive outfit.

The Halloween Gift includes the SleeveRibbon Dress, which is a one-size-fits-all mesh dress with an alpha layer. The pumpkin-orange booties are included and are sized for Maitreya and Slink medium/mid feet. They even come with a texture-change HUD to change the socks from purple and black to white and black or remove them completely.

Level of Difficulty = 11

And now for something completely different!

One of my favorite nail designers, Hello Dave, is holding a HUGE hunt on the Moochie sim. My hunting gear – the flashlight and cute bag – are both from the Halloween Hunt 2017 information kit. To get yours, head over to the Hello Dave main store and click the sign. You don’t even have to be a member of the in-world group to participate.

The information folder includes:

  • a flashlight
  • 8 different trick-or-treat bags
  • a map of Moochie so you won’t get lost like I did
  • a notecard list of all the hunt items you must find
  • a clickable HUD to help you keep track of your finds

I’ve done some difficult hunts in my day, but wow, this one is hard! There are 42 different items to find (yes, you read that right), and don’t even bother trying to cheat with an area search because the hunt items have all been renamed. Some are easy to find, and some are… well, let’s just say, after 4 days, I’m still looking for them. :-/

If you hang in there and find all the hunt items, you will receive some awesome prizes:

  1. 20 Exclusive Hello Dave nail palettes, compatible with Maitreya, Omega, Slink, Vista, Belleza, and Empire.
  2. 500L store credit to spend at Hello Dave.
  3. Your name, immortalized on the blood board of WINNERS for all to see.

Since I haven’t found all 42 hunt items yet, I can’t show you any of the prizes. But I wanted to make you aware of this hunt so you can get an early start. Trust me, you’ll need it!

One piece of advice: make sure you allow plenty of time for everything to completely rez. I found that each time I went back to the sim, new items showed up, and I was able to find more.

Hello Dave Halloween Hunt 2017

Even if you don’t finish the hunt, the Halloween-themed Moochie sim is a lot of fun to explore and enjoy (although, a bit laggy at times), with plenty of scenic spots for photos.

On a side note: Hello Dave is also participating in the “SL’s Top Haunted Places Hunt,” so be on the lookout for a little gift box that you just might stumble across without trying (I did!). You can grab an info notecard in the store, and there’s a hint-giver at the Halloween Hunt landing spot.

Happy (haunted) hunting!  😈

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May 3.0
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Pia (featured at Kustom9)
Body: Slink Physique
Hair/Hat: Wasabi Pills Malin (100L on sale)
Dress & Shoes: S@BBiA Halloween Gift (group gift / free to join)
Tights: Izzie’s Sheer Tights Applier
Flashlight & Bag: Hello Dave Halloween Hunt 2017 Kit (free gift / 0L)
Pose: ILAYA Anastasia
Location: All Hallows at Moochie

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