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Take your own sweet time.(Freebie(s) & Discounts Etc).

I really cannot believe that the weekly “30Ld Saturday” offer is celebrating its 10th year in SL and by celebrating and we all know what a birthday celebration means in SL…FREEEEBIES…and discounts.

I only grabbed a couple of the gifts which inc this dress but my computer was missing whole chunks of SL out which just happens sometimes.  So I decided because I don’t want to miss anything out I will just show you this dress then log back in later and I know that everything will rezz perfectly.

PS.  I had to log back in to grab the LM and yes everything had rezzed properly so I’m looking forward to a nice quiet afternoon wandering around the whole event checking everything out when I’ve got a mug of coffee.

30Ld Saturday 10th Anniversary Event

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Behind the scenes.(Marketplace ONLY Dollarbies).

When I visit inworld shops I try to remember to also check out their marketplace shop as well because I know that sometimes people like to shop even when they cannot be inworld and in this case it paid off for me.

The Taikou shop has these out as Group Gifts in their inworld shop but the group does costs I think maybe 250Ld (ish) or more but the same inworld Group Gifts are on the Marketplace for 1Ld each.  I think I would have been slightly mad if I’d joined the get the Group Gifts only to find that I could have saved myself a lot of Lindens then again I don’t know what else the Group offers you so you may get a nice discount or gifts sent out directly to group members etc.

These gifts are not for everyone as they’re mainly for people who have a home in SL or in this first case like to use backdrops but since we like to have something of everything on this blog here they are.

This is a backdrop and it’s much bigger than I had expected which means it’s really good for using to take pictures. At the far end you can see some barriers and there is a little entrance there but it’s what’s behind those blue glass squares which I loved most.

LOVE this colour and the lighting of this, you can see the winter trees through the glass cubes.  This simple square room will make for a very interesting backdrop.  There is no doorway into it so you have to rezz a seat and sit on it to get in….dead simple.

The next Dollarbies is a very simply styled furniture pack.

The style, to me, is very Danish Modern in its simplicity and yet that’s not really true as look at the shadows, even the slats are shadowed.

You get these 3 matching pieces and a 4th one which although very similar didn’t have the slats feature and I couldn’t squeeze it in.  If I remember correctly I’m pretty sure each piece was just 1 or 2prims!  I almost forgot you can also change the colour of the slates, I think there are about 5 shades to chose from.

That’s me hiding in the background lol. When I packed up my land house I left the brickwork and just slapped down a concrete base so this is now my new workspace, over the wall is where my beach is and just in the distance is my horse running around…it’s my little spot of heaven lol.

This bike shed comes either in bits or in this case linked and still only 8prims in full.  I have a LOT of bikes in SL so I’m wondering if I have any spare prims to put them on show on this stand thing.

There are a total of 6 Dollarbies in the Taikou MP shop and I got all of them and all of them are excellent.

Taikou

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I think I’ve found my new home.(Freebie).

I sat my skinny AV ass down determined to work through a whole load of gifts from an event long, long over now and came across a stunning backdrop from a shop called Varonis. No this isn’t my new home the details are in the last part of this post.

This is the new Group Gift from Varonis and yes it’s FREE.

I know that for many people a backdrop isn’t really a useful thing and that’s why even though you may never use one I say you really have to admire the quality.  This room is pretty big it’s more warehouse-size which means that if you do take pictures you will have no issues getting great angles.

As you can see there is a doorway which leads onto a small corridor with totally different colours and again another photo opportunity.

All of these pictures have just been taken in my sim setting so you can really see the quality in the lighting and use of textures to create such great and workable backdrops.

There is a small selection of clothing but really this shop is backdrops AND builds which is how I’ve found my new summer home.  For the first time in years, I think I will be living in the sky because if you check out the Lueur skybox demo you too will find your jaw-dropping at the stunning texturing/lights, price and prims! This skybox reminds me of one I already own and yet if I placed them side by side the older one will look so much chunkier and dated which in all fairness it is since I’ve had it for XXX amount of years.  So at some stage, I think I will rezz myself a little hut or I did pick up an 88Ld caravan from Collab88 and live in the sky for spring and summer.

Varonis

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Buying the dream.(I got spendy).

Like most kids, I had some riding lessons when I was very young but you know what it’s like, the cost in time and money mean you end up dropping out of it but a woman can dream.

Many years ago Faith bought me “Fred” who is my little shetland pony and no matter how many changes our sim goes through, Fred is always there.  At one stage both Faith and I owned the ridable horses, I can’t even remember what they were called but as much fun as they were, they were as limited as SL was all those years ago.

So apart from a few 1 prim stationary horses dotted around our sim I’ve never really tried to “live the dream” of having a horse.  Obviously, I’ve seen the newer range of Animesh horses inc the Teegle range and although I was very impressed with their ridablitliy(sic) and movements I thought the price tag was too much until now.

What I didn’t spot is that it is the “copy” version which is over 6,000Lds(not 100% sure on the exact cost) BUT the non-copy is only 1,500Lds so meet XXXX, I’ve not picked a name for her yet but she is the “Sugar Cookie” version/shape.

As soon as I rezzed the F**ker on my land she batted me over but I have forgiven her as the more I have watched her move the more I have come to appreciate the movements. So freaking natural, sometimes you can even see the nostrils flare and it’s all the small things that add up to make as realistic a horse as is possible.  I think the prims were…29..30 maybe not bad at all.

With the addition of an easy-riding hud and option hud, because you will have spotted that you can buy different coats and accessories for your horse, I finally decided to go for it.

I think there are only 3 main shapes, for me this one was the perfect height and shape, and the colour/pattern is the one it comes with but of course we will have all seen that there is now a massive market for new skins and at some stage I will buy myself a grey dapple skin but for now I’m loving it as it is.

BTW If you check out the Teegle shop it’s Horse AV’s to the right and rezz/ridable horses to the left.  Also outside is a whole padlock of horses for you to check out and of course ridable demos.

Teegle

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“”Old World” Charm.(Dollarbies).

I spotted a flapping fish being used as decor and I want it for my beach so I grabbed the info and that’s how I ended up back at a shop called “Old World”.

This is a shop which flys a bit under the radar and yet it’s STUFFED with such good stuff.  A lot is in the Role Play vein yet so much of it is perfect for anyone’s home but mainly garden.  For people who have small plots of land, there are ready-made veg gardens where you simply rezz and enjoy.

At the LM are a whole load of Dollarbies.  This Pavillion is one of them, just stunning and it’s a good reflection of the standard of the designs you can buy and only 11 prims.

This is as good now as it was when it was first set out for us.  I think it has 4 textures and this is the one I like the best.it

Oh Lord, I love bagels and these bagels look good enough to eat. You get 2 in the pack both wearables but you can rezz one as decor as it’s only 1 prim.  The second one comes with a sort of “hold helper” which is a bit like an “ankle lock” and as you can see it makes for a good pose.

That potted plant is another Dollarbie.  There are many more and if you want to splash out it’s only 20Lds to join the group and there are some handy decor items.  I may join it just to grab the heap of snow-covered pumpkins which will look great at Wintertime.

As for the fish, I’m going to have to walk around yet again as although I’ve checked out the Marketplace shop it’s not there.

Old World (Marketplace)

Old World (Inworld).

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Old, New & SALE! (Freebies).

Even if you’re not an SL homemaker scroll to the end of this post for info on freebie tights.

ChiMia has a 50% sale going on and if you like it pay for it and you automatically get a 50% refund sent back to you.  I’ve not tried it out yet as you know me, I spotted the FREEBIES grabbed them and scurried back home.

You can just about make me out in this cabin and yes this is one of the freebies.

I’m just using our sim windlight settings so show this off.  Only 51 prims for something big enough to fit a kitchen, bedroom, living room in.

Another freebie is this fire which does go really well with the cabin but the back brick wall doesn’t blend in as well so I tested it in edit mode and although you lose the hearthstone it looks better without and even better it fits in the corner so neatly.

As for that little gift wrapping set up I know one of us blogged it and although I can’t remember who I do remember it as all of that is 1 prim!

I didn’t grab the lamp but the other thing I did grab was a pack of pastel/autumn shade stockings which come with system layers and appliers.  I will be trying them on when I log back in as they do look perfectly coloured for this season.

UPDATE: Damn I’ve just spotted a piece of furniture I bought just a week or so ago is now in this sale for half price but I ain’t mad as I love it.

PS. For the VIP Gifts the group is free to join and you pay a linden and it’s returned to you.

ChiMia

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Free or Cheap.

It’s not often I get to use this pose so it was fun to dust it off as it’s pretty suitable for these free flower patches from CJ Creations.

You get two patches, one of the yellow flowers and the other one is Daisys.  Pretty standard in size and prims (1prim) but as you can see a nice dense texturing so a fine Free For All gift from CJ Creations.

To find this you need to go into the large greenhouse and it’s on your right but there is much more outside.

Although there is a lot of varied things one of the big things about the CJ shop is the small scene-setting little plots.  Faith and I love nothing better than faffin on our sim but for most renters, you have a small plot to work with and of course, not everyone wants to faff so these premade scenes are perfect. Just a quick rezz and you can change the look of your garden to suit your mood.

Last night before I logged off I popped into the “TWE12VE” event (it starts on the 12th of each month) which is celebrating a Birthday and on each stall is an item set out for, go on have a guess?  Nope, not free but only 12Ld.  All of the gifts have a little picture so you can see what is in the gift bag so you can make your mind up before you buy.  It wasn’t until I zoomed in closely that I realised this was patterned in a sea theme when I’d put it on it’s colours have a more muted Autumn feel to me.

You get lots of fits and a nice hud of textures and because the body of this top has a puffed out fit it means that I found more things like the blue skirt I’m wearing fitted nicely under it.

BUT this will shock you because I’m sorely tempted to buy the cropped hoodie even though they have slogans on the front.  Not only are they just 99Ld but the designs/slogans are pretty fun.

CJ Creations 

TWE12VE(sic)