In one of my previous posts titled “Bicycle Not Built For Two” I mentioned Bellisseria, where the 2nd generation of linden homes are located. This area is connected together by roads, railways and sea so you can travel from parcel to parcel without teleporting by walking, driving, biking and boating. This is day 1 of a 7 day road trip around Bellisseria. My traveling companion on this trip is my beloved dog Clyde.
I started my trip from my home and wanted to be comfortable as I didn’t know how long it would take me to find my camping spot for the night. I found these cute sweats for free from Blueberry, the puffer jacket is a free group gift from The Free Dove, and the shoes are a free gift from the Orsy event.
I drove for about 30 minutes (I calculate that is 2 or 3 hours in SL time) and found a great spot to rest and eat lunch. You can rezz a car or boat in this area, but be quick to jump in or it will auto return to you.
Another 30 minutes and a few dead end turn arounds later (SL GPS is not as good and RL) I found the perfect place to setup my tent and get some sleep before heading out for more adventures. You can’t rezz where I setup camp so I had to use items that you wear (moved around for pictures).
Ocacin +Standard + Gamit
Legacy Men & Women
Slink Men & Women
Starla is Wearing…
Jacket & Top – Zoom Julie Puffet Jacket (Free Group Gift at The Free Dove/Group Free to Join) Pants – Blueberry Joggers (Free Group Gift/20L to Join Group)
Shoes – LP Sports Sneakers (Orsy1L Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Hiya, New Year’s Day is a time of traditions and resolutions. LOL, like most folks who make those New Year’s resolutions mine are pretty much done for by March. However, the traditions seem to stay year after year.
Sneaking A Taste
Until my 2 of my 3 sons had married, and the last one left home, we had a tradition, my middle son is a New Year’s baby, so every year at midnight we would ring in the new year with birthday cake, and a very tiny glass of champagne. New Years Day I would be up with the sun spending my day in the kitchen cooking a brunch feast for those always hungry boys, while they spent the day in front of the tv watching football games. Jacx seemed to think it was a pretty fair idea to recreate a new year feast while modeling Meander/Me Bonfire Top. This wonderfully detailed cropped sweater is a free group gift. Lemania Indigo owner and creator of Meander/Me is known for using beautiful textures on all her creations. And body sizes oh my goodness there are a lot. The hud for the Bonfire top is a generous 13 color hud in rich fall colors. I would like to thank our sweet Miss Caroline for letting us know that the Meander/Me group is now free to join, and she showed some really fun items from the shop here. There are 41 group gifts available, so joining Meander/Me‘s free group is like getting a whole new wardrobe. 🙂
Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara Mesh Head – LeLukta Avalon Evo X Head Head Skin – Not Found Toffee BOM Body Skin – Not Found Toffee BOM Hair – Doe Queen Flux 50L. FLF Tattoo – Carol G Smile Tattoo, Heart Backside. Flowers Leg Tattoo, Bridah Foot Tattoo, Tattoo – HORL Faith Tattoo, Arm Orn Tattoo, Do It With Love Tattoo, Triangle Flower Tattoo, Underline Boob Tattoo Tattoo – Letis Tattoo Salabhas Lower Back Modesty Cover – iPeench Lace Modesty Cover Set, Marketplace Ears – Swallow Charm Ears Eyeshadow – Alaskametro Dara BOM EVO X #04 Shown By Aline Here. Lipstick – Alaskametro Earthtones Lip Applier Evo X Rings – Ysoral Luxe Wedding Ring Sabine Rings2 – Vibing Corina Rings, Destiny Rings Nails – Alme Mesh Stiletto Nails Love Addams Glossy
I’ve got a quick nip into the land of Halloween glories today, FabFree! It’s creepy, it’s cute, and it’s all happening at FLF-o-Ween!
FLF is back with an awesome event: FLF-o-Ween, and I am just so excited about it! It’s time to dive into piles of awesome 50L items, and plenty of gifts! If you went to FLF’s birthday, it’s just as awesome, but with a spooky bent. To get the gifts, just join the freeFLF group and they’ll be yours! Here’s what I’m showing you today:
50L leggings by Mug sized for Maitreya, Maitreya Petite, Maitreya Flat, V-Tech, Legacy Perky, Legacy, Freya & Kupra
50L sweater by Mug sized for Maitreya, Belleza, TMP & Kupra (with several bulge options)
50L pumpkins by What Next
FREEpumpkins in urns by What Next
FLF-o-Ween is running until November 1st, so don’t despair if you can’t get in right away!
Hiya, back with the second part of “The Pumpkin Saga” No doubt pumpkin pies will make a future showing 🙂
Sad But True Tale
My beloved bright orange couch, could not co-exist with my overly formal living room. After decorating part of the living room shown here, Had to put it back the way it was, and take my fall show on the road, or in the case to the air. After finding a cozy skybox, I realized what was needed. Some new furniture, just as the need was great Trompe Loeil saved me. Cory Edo owner and creator of Trompe Loeil is extremely generous, putting out free items with no group needed. This time they are doozies 🙂 Former Gacha Items, Trompe Loeil Billards Dresser, Trompe Loeil Vintage Endtables, Trompe LoeilFree Lamps. Just what my little home in the sky needed.
That’s a wrap for today. Till next time,
Trompe Loeil – Billiards Dresser #2 (Free/No Group Required) Trompe Loeil – Vintage Endtable Green Tea (Free/No Group Required) Trompe Loeil – Free Lamps Triple Glass Lamp Green (Free/No Group Required) Trompe Loeil – Autumn Branch Chair (Free Gift @Shop & Hop) Bloom – Cozy Table Alme – Fall Deco Pumpkins Apple Heart Inc. – Knitted Pumpkin #3 Duba – Pumpkins Nutmeg – Pumpkin Harvest #1 InkMe – Cats In Pumpkin Raindale – Welcome Fall Pumpkin (Autumn Wishes Gift) (Free/ Group Join Fee 250L) [QE] Home – Collection Fall Punkin Set 100L (On Sale @ Shop & Hop) [QE Home] – Fall Punkin Set v3 75L (On Sale @ Shop & Hop) Newchurch – Gemma 2 Sofa (Pumpkin) La Galleria – Country Blossom Ivory Rug La Galleria – Autumn Greeting Sign, Fall Banners #1 (Free/No Group Join Required) Apple Fall – Pumpkins In Urn, Harvest Pumpkin Buttercup, Gold (Free/No Group Join Required) Apple Fall – Pumpkin Harvest Wreath Gallant Magazine Group (Free Gift for Members of Gallant Magazine/Group Is Free To Join) What Next – Fall Wall Collage, Farmhouse Gourd Tower #2, What Next – All Seasons Chalkboard Marketplace 1L Ariskea – Renda Autumn Table Center Decor
Hiya. This will be one of those long ones 🙂 So get comfy, grab your drink. As we enter October with all the bursting fall colors, and of course Halloween.
Nothing hits the spot better than a cup of hot tea on a brisk fall day. Jacx is serving you tea and cookies, modeling Shydoll Hanna Dress 2 GG, featuring a bold zig-zag print, corset-style top, and best of all the semi-sheer balloon sleeves. Fun fact, in the 1830s balloon sleeves, were called “Leg of Mutton” sleeves. The free Hanna dress comes with 2 other colorings, the Shydoll group join fee 199L. A couple of other group gifts are available, like the Annie top shown here.
Breathe In The Crisp Fall
All seasons have different scents, my personal fav is fall, the windows are open letting in the breeze. Baking going on in the kitchen, apple crisp, and pumpkin pies and bread, filling the air. LOL, makes me hungry for those goodies just thinking about it. However the Breathe in this context is really about shoes, The Breathe group is still currently freeto join. The Choko Heels freeGG, is a basic t-strap style that is a great “go-to” pair of shoes, with an 18 color hud, (sized for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink.)
Here comes the long part. As you know decorating is one of my things. With fall being, a favorite time of year, I might tend to go overboard just a tad. 🙂 For the gifts, Apple Fall Pumpkins in Urn is shown by Aline here. Other freeApple Fall items include Harvest Pumpkin, Buttercup Gold, (this item is with the collection pumpkins, sitting on a box.) No group is needed with either item. Also at Apple Fall, is the Pumpkin Harvest Wreath. To pick up this item you need to join Gallant Magazine Group, which is freeto join. La Galleria sets out freeitems for most holidays and seasons. La Galleria Autumn Greetings Sign & Fall Banners #1 & #5 was shown here by Cre. The last of the gifts is Raindale’s Wonderbell Floor Cushion, part of the September GG. The group is 250L to join with lots of gifts available. Though not in the under 75L, Nutmeg has an added a new section, called Low Priced Items. So if you are looking for a more budget-friendly Nutmeg item, check here. No doubt you will be seeing more of my bright orange couch in future posts. LOL.
That’s a wrap for today. Till next time
Jacx Is Wearing
Dress – Shydoll Hanna 2 Dress GG (Free/Group Join Fee 199L) Shoes – Breathe Choko Heels GG (Free/ Group Is Free To Join)
Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara Mesh Head – Catwa HDPRO Queen Skin – Reed Luna Skin Tone 4 Catwa 60L. Eyebrows – Izzie’s BOM Layers Thin Eyes – A R T E Doll Eyes Marketplace Tattoo – Carol G Nefeli Tattoo, Bridah Feet Tattoo. Flowers Leg Tattoo. Tattoo – [VEQ] BOM Underboob Ornate Hanging Jewel Tattoo.
Tattoo – HORL Faith Tattoo. Tattoo – Letis Tattoo Salabhas Lower Back Ears – Swallow Charm Ears Piercings – Cynful Mina Piercings Choker, Cleavage, Belly, Collarbone, Spine, Arms. Nails – Alme Mesh Stiletto Nails Love Addams Glossy Eyeshadow – Cazimi Essence (Catwa) BOM #13 Lipstick – Alaskametro Petal BOM #5 Hair – Truth Solstice Rings – Vibing Corina & Destiny Rings. Rings 2 – Ysoral Luxe Wedding Ring Sabine
Jewelry – Cae Juniper Earrings, Marketplace Jewelry2 – Cae Presley Choker (Only showing tie necklace), Marketplace
Newchurch Gemma 2 Sofa (Pumpkin) La Galleria Country Blossom Ivory Rug La Galleria Autumn Greeting Sign, Fall Banners #1 & #5 (Free/No Group Join Required) Apple Fall Pumpkins In Urn, Harvest Pumpkin Buttercup, Gold (Free/No Group Join Required) Apple Fall Pumpkin Harvest Wreath Gallant Magazine Group (Free Gift for Members of Gallant Magazine/Group Is Free To Join) Apple Fall Antique Coffee Table, Clifton Cast Iron Fireplace, Apple Fall Brass Candlesticks What Next Fall Wall Collage, Farmhouse Gourd Tower #2, Autumn Leaves Candle #2 Ariskea Dakota Paper Flowers Fall, Renda Autumn Table Center Decor Dreamland Designs Sparkling Pumpkin Decor Purplemoon Glass Dome Pumpkins Table Decoration, Marketplace Nutmeg Chaise Lounge, Low Chair, Cabinet/2, Sojurn Tray Bonus Item Raindale Wonderbell Floor Cushion, part of September GG (Free/Group Fee Is 250L)
Pose – Lil’Bug Enjoy The Fall Sim – My Home
Hi, it’s going to be a longer post than usual, so grab your favorite beverage. Settle in for a trip down memory lane.
Blast From The Past
Today 14 year old Jacx, is channeling myself at about the same age. Back to the days of Levi hip hugger big bell jeans (that we split the seam to add brightly colored material to make the bells even bigger.) With skimpy, barely legal tanks and halter tops. Speaking of tops, Shydoll Annie Top, which is a group gift, fits the bill in the barely legal department. Cropped, see-through, comes with a 14 solid color, 6 dot color hud, to match almost any outfit. Making the top a welcome addition to your SL closet. Shydoll is 199L to join. If you’re like me and do not want to show the world your “bits.” iPeench! Tintable Lace Modesty BOM Cover Set on the marketplace for 199L, will protect what you choose to keep private.
Wholesome As Apple Pie
As you might have guessed, I love to decorate my SL home. There are several creators that are my “go to.” What Next is one of those creators. Classic and well constructed. With the added perk of FLF offerings. Jacx picked up 2 from this round of FLF. What Next Counter Top Pie Safe and Wall Decor, plus What Next Apple Pies both 50L each. Brings a homey warmth to my kitchen decor. Some creators leave the FLF price beyond the set time. As of this posting the items were still at sale price. But, please check before you purchase, to make sure.
That’s a wrap for today. Till next time
Jacx Is Wearing
Shydoll Annie Top Fatpack GG (Free Group Gift/ 199L Group Join)
Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara Mesh Head – Catwa HDPRO Queen Skin – *YSYS* Lolly Tone 3 – Catwa Eyebrows – Izzie’s BOM Layers Thin Eyes – A R T E Doll Eyes Marketplace Tattoo – Carol G Smile Tattoo, Bridah Feet Tattoo. Flowers Leg Tattoo.
Tattoo – HORL Just Love Tattoo, Chest Orn Tattoo. Back Orn Tattoo. Tattoo – [Idiot Box] I wish you were here Tattoo. Marketplace Ears – Swallow Charm Ears Piercings – Cynful Mina Piercings Choker, Belly. Arms. Nails – Fatal Fashion Original Bento Stilleto Glitter Nails (Light Teal) GG (Free/ Free Group Join) Eyeshadow – Alaskametro Whimsy BOM 04 Lipstick – Shiny Stuffs Silky Gloss Catwa Applier Hair – Moon Distance Rings – Vibing Corina & Destiny Rings. Rings 2 – Ysoral Luxe Wedding Ring Sabine
Bangle – Maxi Gossamer Neon Chu Chu
Humm… Wonder if Arielle can get Sir Paul (here) to come sing “Birthday” at this party? 😛
Fabfree & Me
Happy Birthday to FabFree and Happy Rez Day to me. FabFree and I have grown up together since September 6, 2007. It sure has been an exciting and sometimes bumpy ride to get here 14 years later. About a week or so after Jacx was born, listening to music and dancing at my favorite club. I was talking about the struggle to find affordable clothing. When one of my new friends (a guy (LOL) Said to me ” I have this link for a blog where they show free clothes you can get.” This was my introduction to FabFree. From Farrah and Renee, to the lovely ladies of today, they have kept me and my ever expanding, out of control inventory (101,893 and rising) current with gifts, groups to join, awesome pictures to look at. What more could a girl who loves fashion ask for..
So for the last 14 years every morning while drinking coffee and before I log in to SL, I open FabFree to see where I will be shopping that day. LOL. Sure has been a ton of fun. And I thank FabFree and all the ladies past and present, for helping me be one of the best dressed ladies on the grid. 🙂 For todays festivities, Jacx stopped by Entice for the Springsteen Dress, (free, No group needed). This sweet strapless mini, comes with 3 different party prints. Pop over to Entice on your rez day and pick up your freegift. Though you can not see ’em, the lovely big hud Jades Wedges, completed the party going fashion.
Hey gang! For today’s finds, I am taking you inside my humble abode, and also to our new Fab Free Headquarters! So travel around the grid with me if you will! We Fab Free sisters live and breathe freebies and deals so that means we use them in our little corners of the grid, just like y’all do! We try to set a good example by *trying* to live frugally! (not always easy! hee hee)
So, let’s get started, as I have a lot to show you. Above is my kitchen table area, I did this with a kitchen set from Careless (I didn’t even put everything out!) that cost me only 49L. It’s super cute and I added a couple of odds and ends from them too. The poses are great too, really well made stuff!
Below is my living room. My couch and chair are a set, also from Careless, but they are a group gift meaning they are free cause the group is free to join as well! If this color isn’t your thing, you guessed it, she has other colors for 49L! The cute Tulips on my mantle? 10L at Careless. The little trees with lights are from Caro Designe on market and you can get them for 50L.
Below you can see I used the little trees from Caro in more than one place, they are just sooo pretty! The pink Paris themed dresser with fairy lights? That’s one of my creations and you can grab that at Shanti for only 50L!
Here is another market find that I absolutely love, these little lantern lights from What Next. You can grab these on their marketplace store for only 10L! They are stunning, let me tell you! You can of course put them anyplace you like, I strung them along my fence by the pool.
Lastly, I don’t know how many of you have had a chance to pop by and check out the new headquarters yet, but in keeping with the fab free spirit, the house we used is of course free. It’s a free group gift from Greymoon Designs (who has adorable houses! I live in one (and own several! lol!), and the group is only 50L to join. When you join, you can grab a bunch of cute houses on the group gifts wall and here is the one we used (C-Side Cottage):
(btw the umbrella shaped lamp is from LISP Bazaar and is only 50L on market!)
The landscaping I used is mostly from Lunaria and the trees with sparkles in them are both free group gifts from Lunaria and that group is free to join. I love her stuff!
PS Don’t let Aline fool you, she did half of the amazing decorating too! It was an awesome team effort!
Well there you have it gang, another Caroline style post from me chock full of fab free style goodness!
Arielle is looking fabulous in…
hee hee thats a mystery in this one, innit?
Careless– Kitchen set, sofa, tulips, (49L and 10L) Caro Designe (via market) – Trees in pots with lights (50L) Shanti – Pink Paris Dresser (50L) What Next (via market)– Mini Lantern String Lights – black/colours (10L)
Greymoon Designs – House (free group gift, group is 50L to join)
LISP Bazaar (via market) – Rainy Day Floor Lamps (50L) Lunaria -different styles of trees with lights – Group Gift (Group is free to join)
I’m all about the vintage/retro stuff. Those of us old enough (cough!) to remember those days know they had a feel. The 70’s had a feel, the 80’s had a feel. Somehow once the 90’s started, the era’s started blending together (for me at least), they didn’t have *such* a distinction as the earlier decades (I’m barely old enough to remember the 60’s, but I know that and the 50’s, 40’s, etc also had a feel of their own).
So in my pic, I’ve got a bit of the sixties *and* seventies (can you distinguish?), thanks to the Vintage Fair! Which is a lot of fun by the way.
The Awesome Shirt
This is screaming 77-79 to me. Back in the day I had these sorts of shirts with band names on them (The Police for one.) This is made by The Annex at The Vintage Fair, there are several different designs for you to choose from and they will set you back only 50L. It fits:
The Stay Wild Moon Child Poster by InkMe is from a gacha that is only 50L at The Vintage Fair. Not sure the era on that one but as you saw in my previous post, I love all things celestial, so …. gimme!
Woodstock poster behind me, sixties, natch. 1969 to be exact. You can get that on market from What Next for only 50L
I’m not showcasing the other things but just to give you a rundown of the era….
Pants – very seventies, obv.
The chair to my left (was a gift from Aline! Thank you!!!!) is very sixties and my favorite color, pink!
Lastly the floppy hat (I bet you aren’t surprised to hear I have one just like this in rl!) is very late sixties, early seventies.
Arielle is looking fabulous in…
Top – The Annex Carly Shirt (50L at The Vintage Fair) Pants– Sn@tch Dynamite Bell Bottoms (via The Vintage Fair) Hat – Boho Hobo Floppy Hat (a super cute little shop I used to LOVE, but she seems to be long gone now.)