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I have it all! (FREEBIES)

Woah! So I finally got over to the Cosmopolitan event which turns out to be celebrating 5 years in SL and you know what that means?  Nope no cake but even better…OOODLES and OOODLES of gifties and even better the gifts are so good!

OK ignore the room I’m in as it’s actually a Rare Gacha win from this event, yes I do spend Lindens lol, but the rest is all freebies and I was having a very pleasant time just rezzing stuff, trying the clothes on and of course seeing what is editable and then I get the heads up that this event only has a few more days left to go!!!

So I snapped some basic piccies in my Nams setting of what I already had out so you can see the quality and yes this shabby chic/romantic fireplace is editable LOL.

It’s obvious whats what in this picture but if you don’t need any new decor items don’t worry, shoes, boots, clothes, nails, jewelry etc are all there as well and from well-known SL shops.

The dress in the top picture is from one of my fav SL shops and I loved this metallic with sheer bits outfit as well.  There was a pair of jeans as well as a halter top that I had briefly tried on and that top is a keeper for me when I refind it.

I will be logging back in-world soon to continue with my happy unpacking and sorting out but since this event is in its last few days I didn’t want to delay telling you about it.  So over all really you need to just go and join the Cosmopolitan group, invite in the entry, and click away as there are so many gifts and so many lovely surprises just waiting for you.

Update because I’ve found out we have till the 13th to get grabby so still a reasonable amount of time but at the same time don’t linger.

Cosmopolitan (Behind you and up the steps).

Things that make you go hmmm (Free gift)

Cuteness overload! The “Things that make you go hmm” hunt is underway and one of my most favourite stores Lunar Seasonal Designs is in it yay! I managed to find the gift by using the clue give (hunt blog below) and received this utterly charming patch of Lady’s mantle with a naughty leaping bunny. You can choose the colour of the blooms etc and also how frequently the bunny charges about – he leapssss and knocks over a bunch of flowers, then hides in the leaves – its dead sweet and only 5Li.

Lunar Seasonal Designs

Things that make you go hmmm hunt blog

Pick it up pick it apart.(Freebie).

Even though my SL time was running out, don’t you just love it when I do a quickie cos there is less blabbing on LOL, so once I’d taken the picture of this rather good planter in my garden I had to TP to my studio and RIP IT APART!

As it comes it’s 1o prims but since this is copy/mod you can shrink it or as you can see it can be edited down to its basic build.

These come from Whims A Plenty and are out front with another GG and that’s a bird house.

I’ve left my AV stood outside this shop as the name and the shop just doesn’t look familiar to me and although there won’t be any more gifts inside I’m going to have a nice wander around later to see if there is something new for my home/sim.

OK that’s it see ya’s all later.

Whims A Plenty

I went to see GOD and was blessed with FREEBIES.

This is GOD. Am I going to Hell for the title of this post?

“Garden Of Dreams” to be exact.  This is a shop that has been in-world for as long as I have so it’s ancient but it’s nice to see that although it’s kept it’s unique approach to builds in SL it has moved on with the times.

I know Faith has a bought a few of their “Dream Scenes” and I also own a couple of the free scenes myself.  OK gonna try to explain this as clearly as poss.

You can buy individual “scenes” such as a ballroom, library, dining room, cave, space, Hell etc and you load your purchases into an installer and using the globes you simply “slip in” to them and chose from the menu which scene you want to go to and not only does this take you to the scene but in fact the scene isn’t permanently set out and as you TP it rezzes around you.  This means that you can change the space around you at one click to suit your mood.  These scenes are primmy but that’s because they come complete with everything you would want to see and use.  If you want to keep your scene out permanently then you can and then, of course, you can add any extra decor item you wish or just remember when you pack away your scene to pack the items you rezzed out before hand.

OK Clear as mud but the best way to understand what I’m blabbing on about is to try it for yourself.  You might just be able to make out the globes in the picture and you want to head for them.

Click on one of them then simply “slip inside” and out of the menu chose which the scene you want to check out and it takes you there.  You have 15 mins to check it out which is more than enough time.  You can then just slip back into the globe and check somewhere else out or return to the shop.

Don’t worry when you “stand” the globe does disappear but you will spot a white glow in the scene and you just click on that and the globe reappears again to take you to the next destination.

If you check out my last post “Sweet Poison” that picture was taken in one of the Scenes and it’s not a flat texture behind me but an extraordinary room.  If like me you’ve not been to GOD for a long time you will be trapped by checking out all the new scenes and a lot of the old classics which have stood up to the test of time.

I also believe that the more “scenes” you purchase then if you contact the management you will get a discount and they will do all the installation work, but I don’t think it’s actually hard to do it yourself but deffo check it out for the discount as they’re not cheap BUT for the quality and uniqueness a bargain.

Now for the FREEBIES cos there is a lot of them.

OK, this one has suffered from the passing of time, it’s a desert skybox.  If I had a Road Runner or a Coyote toy I would have placed them in this scene lol,  I only picked a small handful of the freebies up and that does inc a few more of these scenes which you can just rezz or use the globe.

This freebie in this picture is just the balloons.  If you’ve been over to our sim before then you might recognise this as the landing spot we have set out, of course, you’re free to wander the whole sim but this is a lovely hang out area just for you lot.

Yes, that’s Moi in the bottom right-hand corner.  These balloons are really old gifts but I think these might be updated from the ones I have as I’m sure the older version didn’t have a slow movement to them.  Doesn’t really matter as they’re only a total of 2 prims and I actually like them where they are.

The hay cart and the bales are also freebies.  The cart again suffers from primmage but those bales are more than reasonable and pretty big.  They also come with a menu which inc singles n NOOKIE ones! I also picked up a matching well but I lost that and a new large wood candle stick out of all the giftes.  You will find these on the next level up, look at my first picture and at the lower right corner you can see the stairs that take you to the next level and all the goodies at the back.

Now for the keepers.

Although in this picture I’m just showing you one of the shrubs from a pack of many I’m really pleased with them they all seem to have a very Autumnal tones.  A mix of single and ground cover shrubs and grasses and only a single prim. When we start to change our sims season these will be appearing everywhere.

The whole sim is open to everyone to come and enjoy.  It has been uniquely landscaped and covered with areas of interest and lots of lots of dancing AOs.  So a lovely way to spend a lazy Sunder, check out the shop and the scenes, grab some freebies and then spend time wanding the sim.

PS There is also a lot of sim landscaping for sale in the GOD shop.

GOD

Dirty little stopper upperer!(Freebies).

Yes, I actually logged into SL at about 2AM just to see if I could grab the last remaining items from the Apple Fall sale and now I’m done.  Today is the last day so I will assume that you have some time to get in and grab and remember everything is priced between 25-75Ld and that inc the buildings(and my new home when I get around to it).

Then, since I am an SL addict, I popped over to the Hashtag event and it’s its Birthday and we all know what that means…CAKE AND JELLY!  Sadly no but lots and lots of FREEBIES.

I only grabbed about a quarter of what was there before I gave up and TPed home and started to unpack and of course started to bin away.  As usual, a lot of the small things but that’s not a bad thing at all.  I’m just not a tattoo or jewelry wearer so more often than not I bin it without unpacking it.  I like to just grab a load of stuff from a place to get the sense of the goodies and yes there are goodies to be found.

But as soon as I unpacked this bucket of flowers it was the “money shot”.

A Beeee a cute little Beee LOL.  Non-edit but copyable.  The only reason I would edit this is I would take copies of those gorgeous flowers and scatter them around my garden but as a stand alone potted plant this is just excellent.  I will do a quick log in to find the name of the stall/shop I found this one on at the Hashtag event so you can just go and grab this but as I said there are oodles of gifts on the stands and there is nothing nicer than grabbing a whole load of stuff and then plonking yourself down and working through them and finding the pieces which make fab additions to your inven

UPDATE. I think the bucket of flowers is off the “Dreamland Design” stall which is not a name I’m familiar with so woo hoo thats a mainshop for me to check out later.  If I’m wrong about the stall just GRAB ALL of the gifts and have fun finding it.

Then I decided to quickly check the Dreamland MP shop and found even more quality Freebies.

They turned out to be just as good as I had hoped but since SL time was running out I’ve just slapped 2 of the 3 freebies down and quickly took a snap.  I saw some window boxes in the MP shop but since these come with a price tag, cheap at 50Lds though, I will when I log back into SL pop over to the inworld shop to check them and the whole shop out.

This is why sometimes a quality freebie works as it gives people a taste of what you have and they might just come over and spend Lindens in your shop.

Hashtag Event

Dreamland Design Marketplace Shop

Dreamland Design Inworld Shop

I was right!(Freebie and NON Freebie).

Even though it’s a Sunday finally FaMESHed had calmed down enough for me to not only grab all of the freebies but damn it make me spend Lindens!

The “right” is that the gift on the Mina stand is hair, this hair to be exact.

I think it’s called “Eloise”, you only get this shade and as you can see it’s one of the “windswept” looks that Mina does so well so esp if you’re on a budget it’s a brill chance for you to get your hands on a hair that has motion to it and will add that little bit extra to any piccie you take.

The reason I’m wearing this dress, freebie, from my last post is not because I’ve been too lazy to take it off as it happens I put it back on because it goes so well with the hair and the free shoes I picked up from FaMESHed and I’ve already moved it into my keeper folder in my invent.

Freebies work sometimes because as I was unpacking and sorting out my new hoard I came across some decor items and I decided to TP over to the main shop to check it out and damn it cost me 325Lds!

But I couldn’t not buy this plant which is called a Gunnera. It is a member of the Rhubarb family except there is no way in H you would want to eat this thing, it’s more like a massive prehistoric rhubarb that maybe a Dino would like to chomp on LOL.  The leaves are massive and the stems of the plant have spikes on them and the “flower” is one of the most alien things you could want to see so why did I have to buy it? because I have one of these in my RL garden.  Even though it’s best suited for the sides of rivers and ponds I have neither but I do have a hose pipe long enough I can keep the soil around it well soaked and in fact over the years I’ve managed to separate 5 new plants from the original Mother plant which I’ve given away.

Go on Google “Gunnera” and I bet you too would like one of these in your garden as well.

Since I’ve logged out of SL I don’t have the LM for the shop where I bought the Gunnera from but I will pop it in later till then here is the LM for FaMESHed and again hopefully it should have quietened down and I don’t have to mention it again now I’ve got my Mina hair LOL,

FaMESHed

Around and Around – FREE!

Hunt gift - FREE Around The Grid 4

Oh brilliant! Its time for the annual Around The Grid hunt. I love this hunt, mostly because it’s a great way to find out about new-to-you stores and its also a lot of fun. I perused the hunt blog and saw this “Derelict garden corner” from True North Designs, zoomed straight over to try my luck in finding it. Woohoo, I got it and not just the full-sized version, also a petite version in the box. It’s just 14Li (if memory serves me well) and has a few lovely sit poses in the bench, a pretty bird bath and some teeny butterflies floating about. Beautifully made and really nicely textured – all yours for free. Touch the hunt poster at the store for a hint – good luck!

True North Designs

Hunt Blog (all stores listed)