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Flop!(Freebie(s)).

I blogged a rather good pair of shoes recently that I’d got off the MP and I finally managed to get to check out the inworld shop.

It’s called Kokoia and although the name is familiar I didn’t really recognise the shop or contents.  Anyhow naturally I first hunted down the Group Gifts which is free to join but you need a Linden to buy the gifts but it’s refunded straight away.

There is more than these flip flops, I think 4 other gifts, but I had changed into my flat feet and I could not be rat-arsed to change back to high feet again….just being honest.  I won’t tell you what the other GG’s are but they’re “interesting” heels and of course the pair I’d got off the MP shop.

What I will tell you about is the Cowboy boots, they’re most interesting as they come with tall thin heels and it’s not often you get these 2 styles combined into 1.  I’ve grabbed the demo, again you need to pay a Linden which is returned to you, and I’m looking forward to trying them on.

The other thing I want to tell you about is the small furniture shop down the stairs, Kokoia isn’t a big shop so you will not find it hard to find.  This shop or area is called “Atrezzo” and it’s the same owner/designer as Kokoia and down there you will find a small selection of very interesting furniture.  I didn’t buy anything this time but this is a shop to keep an eye on and hopefully the stock will grow as it’s so nice to see new and fresh designs even if they’re not for you.

Kokoia

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I’m finished clicking. (Mention of sooooooo many freebies but not shown).

I’ve just turned a bit of the landscaping on our sim into Autumn colours but I’m going to stop as I want to ease into the new season and not go crashing in.  So once I’d finished doing that I popped over to the Redeux event and we all know this event so well because of the MASSIVE amount of gifts which are set out for us.  I’ve not started to unpack yet but when I log back in I’m going to spend a pleasant afternoon unpacking, sorting and yes, of course, binning my way through the lot and I will LOVE every minute of it.

But of course the gifts are set out to tempt us in but they’d like us to buy and buy I did! In the end I spent over 500Lds on things that tempted me inc these shoes.

“Dorothy” is on the NOIR stand and didn’t cost me 500Ld only 35Lds add to that a lovely colour hud which allows you to change the shoe and bow but not the off-white part on your toes.  You get fits for all main mesh feet plus a “material” and “non-material” version which is not a common feature, although I do have to say that all Mina’s hair comes with this option.  The “non-material” version is kinder on people who have slow running computers but I have to say it took me a long time to work that out as sometimes it’s hard to even notice a difference.

Then I picked this up from the Simply Shelby shop.  I’ve seen this umbrella plant a few times as of course Simply Shelby is one of those shops that has an awful lot of excellent discounted item out on a regular basis.  Taken in my sim setting and it’s 8 prims.  I’m pretty sure this cost either 25, 30 or 35Lds because I bought so many things I forgot the exact price tag.

I know for sure this cost me 50Lds.

Just the cooker and not the drying rack.  I rezzed it quickly to check it out and love it and because it’s only 3 prims I will leave it there for the moment.  Sad to say I have a whole folder of cookers but when I spot something different I just can’t help myself.  Velvet Whip is the stand/shop for this item.

So LOTS of really good gifts at this event but make sure to check out the other items for sale because a lot of them have very discounted items on them and there is an excellent mix of clothes, decor, landscaping, fantasy, realistic goodies for everyone.

UPDATE.  I forgot to click “Publish” and so now I’ve had time to unpack all of the gifts I can only say, make sure you go!  So many “ooo’s” and “aaah’s” to be found, a BIG Thanks needs to be said to the shops/designers who have been so generous.

Redeux

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A personal plea.(Freebies).

This adorable teacup and egg set are group gifts from a shop called Dahlia.

I’ve zoomed out to show you the other colours you get, plus a better perspective on the size.

Adorable so blinking adorable, believe it or not, I went into my own RL kitchen and dug out one of my oversized teacups and copied this.  Only 1 prim each as well and I do believe copy.

I already own a couple of decor items from this shop but damn it I’ve earmarked a few items for me to return to and purchase at a later date, so free is going to cost me but of course that’s what happens, the freebies/hunts bring people in in the hopes they splash some cash and in this case it has worked…when I treat myself to some more Lindens that is.

Anyhow, this is only one of the group gifts.  I picked this up and the mug of hot chocolate and apart from a couple of rather really good items of jewellery I can’t actually remember what else there was so go check them out for yourself.

While you’re there can you find the hunt prize for me?  I’ve been waiting for a hunt to come along and finally here is one called “The Frog Prince Hunt” and it looks like it’s going to be a good un.  The only thing is that even though hints are given I’ve failed at the first hurdle and couldn’t find the one in the Dahlia shop soooo be a sweetie and if you find it can you drop me a note cos if it’s as good a quality as the GG’s it’s worth hunting down.

Dahlia

The Frog Prince Hunt Hints & LMs

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Last one.(Dollarbie).

I’d also picked these cushions up whilst browsing the MP and when I unpacked them and checked out the poses I decided not only were they blog worthy I’d check out the shop inworld as well.

And I wish I hadn’t as it’s a whole sim of temptation.  The only thing that stopped me from buying is that most of the decor and planting is very tropical/summery and our sim isn’t, in fact, I’m itching to start to click a few plants and start the slow change over to an Autumnal feeling.

Although you can find this inworld you click on the box and it gives you the link to the MP so you may as well buy them off there but make sure to check the shop out inworld esp if you’re into your landscaping.

JC Creations (Marketplace)

JC Creations (Inworld)

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Around The Grid in 80 Days 6!

I’ve always loved this hunt and make sure to do it every year – you can choose to pay $25L for the prize or use your noggin and find it for just $1L – and guess what? I actually managed to find both of these ! First I found this amazing lounger with the book pile at Park Place Home Decor – so low Li and the poses are unisex – whats not to love.

Thennn I decided to give hunting for this magnificent loin cloth bikini a go – et voila it was mine. Heaps of mesh body sizes included and I seem to recall also standard sizes – but its been a long hot day – so I might be wrong on that. It comes with a massive hud for colour and pattern change – great fit too. New-to-me store called Sashebas closet – might go back later and check the rest of the place out.

All info for prizes and store url’s are right here

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FLF This. (Fifty Linden Friday).

There are some really good goodies in this weeks round of FLF and so I just want to remind you to check it out.

I bought 3 items but I’m only going to show you these boots because the other 2 items are for the sim/home.  These boots are of course MAGNIFICENT, they’re the offer from Paper Arrow.  There are 2 shades for sale both seem to be a dark brown and both come in SLink and Maitreya fits, of course, the style of them would suit most AV’s in any case but this means for us SLinkers we don’t have to remove our feet. Taken in my sim setting so what you see is what you get and 50Lds is a piddling amount.

The other items I’ve bought is the island from ANHELO and the fireplace from DDD (Dysfunctionality) but I swear even if you’re not going to use it straight away GO GET THE FIREPLACE!  You get a normal flush against the wall but also a corner version and a really big menu which gives you so many flame and texturing options and OMG 1 prim! I kept on clicking on it wondering if SL was borking for me but nope it’s a single prim!  Anyhow it is rezzed on the stand at DDD so you can click and try it before you buy.

I won’t give you the link to the individual shop but to the Seraphim blog because you can see what all of the shops have on offer, and there is even more that I almost bought, and you can use the links they give to TP direct to the shops with the items you’re interested in.

Seraphim Blog(FLF Links and Pictures)

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Get your Summer residence sorted

Its been a while since I’ve seen Zinnia release a building and this was most definitely worth the wait. The Hacienda is such a magnificent build – with cool terraces, bright patio areas, and even an optional roof top pool! Low Li and the texturing really made me gasp with appreciation.

The hacienda has a gorgeous courtyard, rustic kitchen. Footprint is 20 by 24.

There is a demo up for you to mooch at the Swank event, and I suggest you do – under $400L for this – steal! Our sim is very cottage & country – I haz a sad it wont fit in , however I’m going to try to use it in heaps of photos as it will make a wonderful back drop !

Zinnias @ Swank