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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)

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Updating RL.(Dollarbie).

Yup guess who’s back.

I’ve been waiting for Faiths return for ages as I’ve had this sky sign floating on my side just waiting for her return lol.  Very appropriate, for the upcoming Halloween season of course.

Those “Flying Monkeys” do actually fly around.

Super impressed with this Dollabie from the Antique Artistry Marketplace shop.  I also bought the Victorian clothesline and again super impressed.  Now yes for the price and prims these are basic but actually in a good way if you know what I mean?  I’ve linked you to the shop and not just to this sign and there are a lot of Dollarbies for you to check out.

As for “Updating RL” that’s true.  We’re finally getting a much-needed improvement done to our home which is going to take the best part of the week, if not all of it, I should be free to SL even more as the chances of me doing any paid work has gone out the window.

So being able to SL more is the good side the bad side is my poor little mouse has died! Obviously, I’m talking about my computer mouse, I use a vertical one which is supposed to be ergonomically designed to work best with the human hand and it does I LOVE(D) that mouse but now it’s deader than my hopes and dreams. I’m having to use a spare basic one which quite frankly is a pain in the ass.  So I’ve ordered a replacement mouse and God/Amazon willing it should be here by Wed and until then in RL I will curse and berate this basic one.

Antique Artistry 

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I treated myself. (90Lds).

My part of the sim is a bit like a mini farm and of course, every farm needs a dirty old tractor.

Even though I already have a tractor this beauty is only 90Lds (I might have to double-check it but I’m about 99% sure it was 90 and 100% sure it was under 100Lds) and only 7 prims so it was a no brainer for me.  It does come with some rather good poses ie repairing it, driving (although this is not a drivable item).

This is a B-Made item.  This is a shop you may remember me mentioning because although as yet it’s not a massive shop I think I’ve managed to purchase most of whats on sale and I’d actually called in just to see if there was anything new to tempt me and as you can see there was.  To get this though you will have to head to the Flourish event, which happens to be on the same stunning sim but it’s easier to use my LM to the event.

B-Made@Flourish

B-Made

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Keeping in budget!(50Ld & Mention of Freebies).

If you remember last month I gave myself a 500Ld spending limit and it went so well I decided to do the same thing this month, I seriously wish I could do it in RL as I went and spent way too much when I was away!

Outside of the Arcane Spellcaster, the shop from my last post, I spotted an amazing old stagecoach which is how I ended up at “LOVE” a landscaping/decor shopping sim and although I’ve not found that horse and carriage set look what I did find.

I threw my 50Lds at the sign and rushed home and just slapped this paving/water feature down on our sim and snapped away.

I know you can’t make out the size from this picture but this is a perfect size for any courtyard, garden or patio for any sized home and it is mod.  As it’s rezzed only 3 prims.  You get 2 colours a stone shade and this brown shade.

The water effect is EXCELLENT, the way water moves in SL has just become so much better over the years, it’s subtle and yet at the same time distinctive but you will be able to see that for yourself as there is a rezzed example at the LM given.

I can hardly wait to incorporate this into my new home when the seasons change it’s going to look awesome.

There are freebies in this shop but they’ve not changed so I’m not showing you them but if you don’t know this shop

Love Homes and Garden Sim Wide Store

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I’m BORED! (Freebies).

Which is how I ended up at Apple Fall.

Lots of us by now know that the owner of Apple Fall has a sneaky way of treating us and tempting us to buy things at the same time because scattered around his shop are FREEBIES which you have to find for yourself.  You simply hover your mouse pointer over something and the magic “0” pops up. The Apple Fall hidden freebies ARE shop quality and once he’s changed them they’re reset with a price tag so it’s one of those shops you need to keep on popping into and having a wander around to see if there is something new which has had its price tag reduced to “0”.

Because his intention is to get us walking around the shop looking at everything I’m not going to tell you where the new freebies are but I will give you a couple of hints. This rusty planter is obviously not an indoor item and the other hint is that you don’t have to go far for your first freebies.  There is also a small selection of Group Gifts AND remember if you need a building/barn for your sim/home then the one to the left of where you TP in, the Hatton Barn, is still FREE.

Apple Fall

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Creeping Pays. Just an update & a little bit spend y& reminder of freebie.

Because I am obviously addicted to SL and spend way too much time inworld I sometimes come across issues with vendors ie things not set for sale, group invites not working, borked LMs etc Which brings me back to a recent post about a shop called B-Made and their new Group Gift.  The LM was dumping our sorry asses into the river but now, Woo Hoo, it takes you right to the entrance.

Anyhow when I do find an inworld issue I always drop the seller a little note as I just think they would prefer to know rather than not and end losing any potential sales all because of an easy to fix issues. I NEVER expect anything in return but in this case, Ben Lev the owner/creator of B-Made sent me a 200Ld GIFT CARD!  Then he even upped it by another 29Lds so I could buy this set.

Obviously, I’ve just clicked and snapped them as they are in the shop for the simple reason that I won’t be using these till we change our sims season.  I’m going to turn my side into what I hope is something resembling a British coastal Quay scene and these old crumbling concrete columns are just perfect.  Not only in their design and texturing but even the largest piece is just 1prim!

Honestly, as I’ve mentioned I have already bought 4 things and I was 100% going to return at the end of my month’s enforced cheapness to buy the pack as at 229Lds for this quality and uniqueness it’s worth it.

Also even if you don’t want to visit the shop still go for the sim, it’s so well landscaped that even though there are shops on it it’s a perfect backdrop for some picture posing.

PS. If you can’t remember the Freebie I’m putting the link to that post here as well as the updated LM.

B-Made@Copper River

B-Made (Group Gift post)

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With Dread.(Freebies & Bargains@The Wash).

I dreaded going to the wash because there is usually so many bargains all those bargains cost me a fortune and this time history was almost repeating itself because I spotted 3 things which I almost clicked and bought but I resisted and instead grabbed all the GIFTS!

It’s not often there are freebies at this event because of the superb bargains but there are plenty of little blue gift boxes set out on the stalls.

This is the first box I opened and it’s a “Classic SL Design”. I’ve grabbed and binned many of this style but in this case, the colours sing to me.  Obviously, the windlight/facelight and editing have affected the colours but it’s beige with a slight satin sheen and a touch of gold to the frill and I love it.  It comes in many fits and 2 versions, this is the V2 version.  In the same gift box is a freebie for them but TBH by that time in RL the sun is blazing and I lost all interest in the details lol.

So I can’t tell you which stall this came off or even why there are gifts set out for us and instead of logging back in I’m putting on my RL baggy clothes, slapping on the sun cream, making myself a mug of coffee and a crisp sandwich (go on try it you won’t regret it) and I’m going to sit in the sun and remind myself of how it’s the simple things in life which really mean the most.

The Wash