Back to School – Part Deux

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HAIR |Second Life Marketplace.Alli&Ali.Tsarina Hair – cool dark brown w resize & style menu style (promotional gift/free) 
| HOODIE |Second Life Marketplace.COCO DESIGNS.Ultra cropped hoodie – grey for Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (free) 
| TOP |DM.Alana Set – top Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (free) 
| PANTS |DREAMS.Wenda Jeans – 35 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Classic (GG/free) 
| JEWELRY |Second Life Marketplace.RealEvil Industries.Lux Celeste Set – earrings w/appearance menu (free) 
| SHOES |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.Pacagaia Creations.Studded Wedges - 20 color HUD & resize (free)

No back-to-school list is complete without lots and lots of jeans. Thanks to the fantastic folks at DREAMS, you can get 35 pairs in one awesome free gift.

Simply join the DREAMS group (it’s free), and click the Wenda Jeans picture on the group gift wall. Best of all, jeans aren’t the only thing on the gift wall. The wall is loaded with lots of gifts including another style of jeans, and several sweatsuit outfits.

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Today’s hairstyle is a nice gift from Alli&Ali’s marketplace store. This is basically a wearable demo that allows for resizing and five style changes. Adventurous dressers can even enter edit mode on the hair and add a tint of their choosing.

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HAIR |Sintiklia.Cora – fatpack HUD + tint HUD w/bangs option (free)
| JEWELRY |Second Life Marketplace.OutRAGEous Fashion.Long Pearl Necklace – Pastels (free) 
| TOP |Rebel Hope.Havana Outfit – Top/skirt Maitreya/Belleza/Slink (GG/free)
| PANTS |The Free Dove.dmr. Dr Malux jeans – 10 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Tonic (GG/free)
| SHOES |The Free Dove.{SA}.Lita Lolita – ochre Belleza/Ebody/Maitreya/Slink/TMP/Tonic (GG/free)

If belted jeans are more your style, these lovelies from DMR will definitely ring your bell. They come in ten classic shades sized to fit Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and Tonic bodies.

The jeans and shoes above are both gifts from The Free Dove. If it’s been awhile since you last visited, plan to spend a bit of time browsing the freshly stocked shelves.

Until next time, shop happy!

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Back to School – The Dream Revisited

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HAIR |Little Bones.Oleander – w/essential, style, & tint HUDs (luckyboard gift/free) 
| JEWELRY |Second Life Marketplace.OutRAGEous.long pearl necklace – 5 pastels (free) 
| TOP |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.Petite Mort.Embroidered Blouse – 1 color / Standard sizes + alpha (free) 
| PANTS |Cynful Clothing & Co..Casual Shorts – 30 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Legacy (GG/free) 
| BACKPACK |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.Backpack – 1 color / mesh copy/mod (free) 
| SOCKS |Second Life Marketplace.Punksters Destiny.Sweats Outfit – mesh socks (free) 
| SHOES |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.Brii Underground.Amate Outfit - sneakers Pink mesh unrigged (free)

Last September I had a dream.  Granted it was a very small dream, but it was filled with free jeans, tees, hoodies, sneakers, and the kind of flowing long hairstyles school girls love.   Of course, after days of frustrating freebie hunting my dream was unceremoniously dashed.  I simply couldn’t find the kind of freebies I like to fill that virtual back-to-school shopping list glimmering in my mind’s eye.

My friends, that story will not be repeated this year!  Casual clothing lovers and virtual students, this series of posts are for you.

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Our first outfit is sensibly fashionable, comfortable, and perfectly suited for those mad dashes across campus. The backpack is copy/mod which allows for easy resizing, and personalized color changes.

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HAIR |Olive Hair.Peach – fatpack HUD (midnight mania gift/free)
| TOP |Dreams.Yanela Pullover – 16 color HUD + alpha (GG/free)
| PANTS |Cynful Clothing & Co..Casual Shorts – 30 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Legacy (GG/free)
| SHOES |Itsy Bitsy Boutique.Keds Sneakers – mesh copy/mod (GG/free)

Cynful’s casual shorts gift comes with an awesome 30 color HUD.  The store group is free to join which makes grabbing these babies a snap.  Pair the shorts with Dreams’ Yanela pullover, and you’ve got a minimum of 16 different looks.

Keds fans will adore these wonderful little sneakers.  They’re copy/mod for easy resize/recoloring.  Plus, the faces are numerous, making recoloring a joyous task. 

Tune in tomorrow for Back to School – Part Deux!

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Funny How Time Slips Away

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HAIR |Dura.February Group Gift – coffee + 15 other colors w/resize option (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |NOIR.Epic Glasses – unisex w/color HUD & resize (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |RealEvil Industries.Bull Nose Piercing – mesh (GG for L'HOMME/free)
| JEWELRY |MIDNA.Fel Necklaces A&B – w/color HUD & resize (GG for L'HOMME/free)
| JEWELRY |NOIR.Chuck Bracelet – Unisex w/color HUD + hide options (GG for L'HOMME/free)
| OUTFIT |Meva.Marcus Outfit – sized for Jake & Gianni (GG for L'HOMME/free)
| SHOES |GABRIEL.Boat Shoes – red mesh w/resize (1 Linden)

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year to the day since Altamura’s Tommy avatar made its allspiffy debut in Bad to the Bone.  Our Tommy’s grown a little hair and gone a bit uptown since the last time we saw him, but he still cuts a fine figure.  Which is precisely why I’ve chosen him to model for the second post featuring more of L’HOMME’s 5th Anniversary gifts
All of the designers featured in today’s look generously support L’HOMME’s reader group.  So, if yesterday’s post didn’t inspire you to join, maybe today’s will.
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I love the bold colors, and subtle accents in the Marcus Outfit from Meva.  Though the outfit is sized for only two particular male mesh bodies, that does not mean other bodies with an alpha system can’t also enjoy it.
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NOIR’s fantastic sunglasses are definitely a “gotta have yesterday” item.  They’re unisex, cool, and come with an awesome HUD.
Guys looking for a new hairstyle simply need to pop over to Dura and join their fee free group.  Several styles are available, plus an extra look for members of L’HOMME’s reader group.
Stay epic peeps!

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I Love May!

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HAIR |FaMESHed.{Limerence}.Camila Hair – color HUD w/10 textures + tint picker (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |FaMESHed.Justice.Jett Necklace – w/6 color HUD (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |FaMESHed.Ohemo.Mora Statement Earrings – w/6 color HUD (GG/free)
| BODY |London City.Altamura.Jenny Body (bento rigged) – w/alpha & AO HUDs - head & Slink compatible feet included (free)
| OUTFIT |LsR Moda.Imma Camo Pink Set – Top/shorts Altamura/Belleza/Maitreya/Slink (GG/free)
| SHOES |FaMESHed.Ricielli.Cuissard Boots – Iridescent Maitreya/Slink (GG/free)

May is packed with event birthday rounds loaded with enough gifts to make your freebie loving heart stutter, and your inventory groan.  You’ll need to join a few fee free groups, teleport to FaMESHed / We Love Role – Play / LsR Moda, and open up the marketplace to make today’s looks your own.  Let’s dig into the details.
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Here’s a nice closeup of the jewelry.
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HAIR |FaMESHed.{Limerence}.Camila Hair – color HUD w/10 textures + tint picker (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |FaMESHed.Meva.Beads Necklace – 4 colors (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |FaMESHed.Mui.Nina Loops Earrings – 4 colors (GG/free)
| BODY |London City.Altamura.Jenny Body (bento rigged) – w/alpha & AO HUDs - head & Slink compatible feet included (free)
| DRESS |LsR Moda.Henna S Valentin Dress – Black Altamura/Belleza/Maitreya/Slink (GG/free)
| SHOES |FaMESHed.Ricielli.Cuissard Boots – Iridescent Maitreya/Slink (GG/free)

Head’s up to all Altamura body wearers:  LsR Moda has several group gifts available that include mesh models designed for the Altamura body.
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Meva’s bead necklace is lovely.  The pastel1 color option is pictured above.
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HAIR |FaMESHed.{Limerence}.Camila Hair – color HUD w/10 textures + tint picker (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |FaMESHed.Safira.Blume Earrings – gold/silver (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |We Love Role-Play.Kunglers.Velouria Bracelet – gold/silver (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |SL Marketplace.Broken Princess.Baby Bead Adorable Necklace – 9 colors (free)
| BODY |London City.Altamura.Jenny Body (bento rigged) – w/alpha & AO HUDs - head & Slink compatible feet included (free)
| DRESS |LsR Moda.Susie Denim Dress – Belleza/Maitreya/Slink (GG/free)
| LINGERIE|Kaithleen's .Universal Thong – w/15 color HUD; eBodyCurvy/Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |We Love Role-Play.Belle Epoque.Agate Boots – one size (GG/free)

Each of today’s looks features a different tone from the Camila Hair color HUD.  Not only does the HUD include 10 shaded textures, but it also has a tint picker area allowing for tons of variations.  Thanks Limerence for a great gift.
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You’ll find this fun baby-bracelet styled necklace along with many other free and 1L items in the Broken Princess Marketplace store.
FYI:  Today’s looks could be the new you!  This entire avatar, from head to toe, is free.  All of the clothing and accessories were free gifts from groups with NO join fees.  The mesh head/body is the curiously cute Jenny gift from Altamura to the London City Sim.  Altamura’s gift bodies come with a wonderful alpha system, Slink compatible feet, and face and hand AO’s.  They are a perfect starter mesh body.  However, if you have no interest in changing your makeup, skintone, or wearing applier clothing, then they are simply perfect bodies.  The included shape is copy/mod, so you can reshape the body and face to suit your personal preferences.
Until next time, shop happy!

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Must Love Kitties

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BODY |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.Altamura.Valentina Gift – mesh body + head & AO/Alpha HUDs (free)
| HAIR |NYNE.Odell – 2 rigged models in regular&boobies + color picker HUD (GG/free)
| EYES |GoodMix Event.StunnerOriginals.Feline eye gift – mesh eyes w/8 color HUD + applier HUDs for Catwa and Omega Systems (GG/free)
| TOP |GoodMix Event.GGVG Fashion.Mesh Lace Top – teal solid/black sheer Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |SL Marketplace.~Soedara~.Nubian Divinity Belly Piercing – silver w/gem color menu (free)
| SKIRT |Kamiri.Kina Miniskirt – w/10 color HUD Altamura/Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/eBODY Curvy/TMP (GG/free)
| SHOES |The Free Dove.Marquesse.Jodi Shoes – w/7 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Tonic (GG/free)

Are you a cat fancier?  Why not show the love for your furry friends by wearing these fun kitty eyes from StunnerOriginals.  You can find them, along with this lovely lace blouse and several other free gifts at the GoodMix Event.  GoodMix runs through May 15th so you have plenty of time to teleport over.
FYI:  Today’s look could be the new you!  This entire avatar, from head to toe, is free.  The mesh head/body is none other than the lovely Valentina gift from Altamura to Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.  I even found a skirt at Kamiri that includes a mesh model specifically for the Altamura body.  Of course, the Kina miniskirt is also sized to fit Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, eBODY Curvy, and TMP bodies.
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Here’s a nice closeup of those feline eyes.  They come with an eight color HUD.  Catwa and Omega compatible head wearers can use the included appliers.  Everyone else can wear the mesh eyes controlled by a color change HUD.
This whimsical hairstyle is one of several past group gifts available for members of NYNE’s free group.  Odell comes with a color picker HUD which allows for unlimited color changing.   Two rigged mesh models are included, one for regular and the other for boobies.
Until next time, shop happy!

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Be Very Quiet I’m Hunting … Strawberries?

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HAIR |EMO-tions.Joiny – fatpack dark browns w/resizer (GG/free)
| JEWELRY1 |Cozy Spring Guest List Cart Sale.C&F.Easter Egg Earrings – w/resize menu (hunt gift/free)
| JEWELRY2|Cozy Spring Guest List Cart Sale.Beloved Jewelry.Bracelet – Palladium/Pink w/resize (hunt gift/free)
| DRESS |Cozy Spring Guest List Cart Sale.Applique Chic.Windblown Laced Dress –  Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Tonic/TMP/Ocacin/Classic Avatars (hunt gift/free)
| SHOES |Cozy Spring Guest List Cart Sale.I.M. Collection.Jackie-O Heels – 6 colors Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (hunt gift/free)

I love hunts that give a touch of challenge, but ultimately let the hunter live victorious.  Cozy Spring’s Guest List Cart Sale and Free Hunt is exactly that kind of feel good, leave happy experience.  This event runs through April 21st, so you’ll have to hurry over to get in on the goodies.
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Here’s a nice closeup of the C & F’s hunt gift along with another of the fun group gift hairstyles available at EMO-tions.  The group is free to join, and offers several past gifts.
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Palladium, pink diamonds, and a resize menu – need I say more? Thanks Beloved Jewelry, a girl can never have enough bling!
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If you’re a classic pump lover, then the I.M. Collection’s Jackie-O hunt gift is bound to please.  They come in 6 colors, sized to fit Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza mesh feet.  Since there are so many other Easter goodies waiting to be unearthed I’m going to cut today’s commentary short.
Happy hunting everyone!

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Something Blue

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HAIR|Olive Hair.Cutie Hair – fatpack w/streak options (luckyboard/free)
| JEWELRY|AvaWay.Twins Jewelry Set – Earrings/Bracelet/Necklace/Ring (GG/free)
| DRESS |!Soul. Pepper Dress – Maitreya/Slink & Classic Avatars (GG/free)
| SHOES |The Free Dove.Sevyn East.Kenya Boot – w/8 color HUD Slink(mid+high) & Classic(mid+high) (GG/free)

…Sparkly, and new.
Here’s a lovely shiny dress perfect for outdoor spring music festivals, walks along the boardwalk, and afternoon tea.  The Pepper mesh dress is sized for Maitreya, Slink, and classic avatars.  This dress, along with a sizable cache of goodies, can be found at !Soul.  The location I’ve landmarked for you is a freebie room, so everything costs 0 Lindens if you’re a  member of the !Soul group.  Did I mention there is no group join fee?
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The surprisingly flirty back gives you a chance to show off all those hours spent in the gym.
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Today’s hair is one of the many free luckyboard  styles available at Olive Hair.  The Cutie style is perfect when you want to show off your back, comes in an awesome fatpack, and is a “must have” item for long hair lovers.  Olive’s luckyboards and midnight mania are free for everyone to play.
Visit AvaWay, join their free group, and walk away with no less than three new pieces of jewelry.   The Twins Set is copy/mod and unrigged, which allows wearers to make extra copies and layer the pieces which is precisely what our model did.
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Though the Kenya boots were featured in my last post, unfortunately they were hidden under the jumpsuit.  These boots are so nice, I thought they needed a chance to shine.  The included eight color HUD allows for lots of customization. The only drawback is that they are sized only for Slink’s hourglass/physique bodies.  However, that doesn’t mean you can’t try them on a body with Slink compatible feet.  Our model is wearing Altamura’s Juliet body,  and as you can see, the model for Slink classic worked quite well.
Happy Shopping!

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Happy Spring

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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Rita – Pastel Unicorn w/resizer (free)
| BODY|Ajuda SL Brasil Voluntarios.Altamura.Valentina – Bento Mesh body w/alpha, facial AO, & hand AO HUDs (GG/free)
| JEWELRY1|SL Marketplace.Robbie Roo's Whatchamagoos.Think Pink Set – glasses/watch/necklace/bracelet (free)
| JEWELRY2 |SL Marketplace.La Moyet Design.New Years Earrings – 6 stone and 6 metal options (free)
| JEWELRY3 |SL Marketplace.Nerox.Cute Skull belly piercing – rigged for kenmono basic & chubby (free)
| OUTFIT |LSR MODA.Sexy Maira Set – 4 colors Maitreya/Freya/Hourglass/Altamura (GG/free)
| SHOES |ACE Event.BF.Fofina Boots – 4 colors Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

Daffodils at every turn can only mean one thing:  Spring is here!  To celebrate the change in seasons I’ve put together a fun lighthearted look.  Best of all, today’s model could be you.  That’s right, everything including the Bento rigged mesh body is free.
I’m going to break with tradition, and start by talking about the shoes. Usually I start my commentary at the head and work my way down the body ending with the shoes.  However, these lovelies could disappear at any moment.  So, if you like them I suggest you stop reading and teleport to the Ace Event ASAP!  The event has officially closed, and the ban lines have gone up.  But, the gift is still out.  You can teleport over, cam in, join the group, get the gift, and run right back here to finish reading the blog.
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Today’s dress from LSR Moda is a special treat for anyone wearing an Altamura body.   The Sexy Maira gift set includes mesh models for Altamura, Maitreya, Freya, and Hourglass.  The dress fits Altamura bodies perfectly with no need to use the alpha system whatsoever!
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All of this outfit’s jewelry are marketplace freebies.  The Think Pink gift set from Robbie Roo’s Whatchamagoos is simply fabulous.  As an added benefit the items are copy mod, which makes tinting an extra option.  I subtlety changed the shade of the sunglasses to better compliment the dress tone.
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I love the Rita hair from Alli&Ali!  This is another one of the many functional demo’s available in their marketplace store.  The pastel unicorn colorway epitomizes spring’s essence.   I can’t help but smile every time I wear it.
Happy Spring Equinox.
 


FYI – Today’s “look” could be you.  Everything in this post from the mesh body, it’s shape, the head, and slink compatible feet plus the clothing is 100% free thanks to the generosity of today’s featured designers.


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It's a Bird, It's a …

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HAIR|Lamb .Lovesong – color HUD fatpack (GG/free)
| EYES|Mayfly .Luminous Mesh Eyes – Dark Snow Leopard w/HUD (GG/free)
| BODY |London City .Altamura.Jenny Body (bento rigged) – w/alpha & AO HUDs - head & Slink compatible feet included (free)
| JEWELRY |SL Marketplace .Broken Princess.Square Chunk Set – Necklace/Earrings in silver & gold (free)
| DRESS|Ava Design Shop .Ina Dress – 12 color HUD sized for mesh bodies (GG/free)
| LINGERIE|Kaithleen's .Universal Thong – w/15 color HUD; eBodyCurvy/Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |The Free Dove .DE.Boutique.Jasmine Heels – 8 texture HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

I’m not sure I’d stand there gawking up when shadows like that paint the ground.  Hopefully, it’s nothing more then a couple of Warbugs engaged in a dogfight.  If not, I hope our model knows how to run in heels.
Speculations aside, today’s look could be you.  Everything from our model’s head to her her Slink compatible feet is free!  Assembly is as easy as six teleports, five free group joins, and a few clicks in Second Life’s Marketplace.
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Here’s a closer look at the Square Chunk Jewelry Set from the marketplace.  It comes with earrings and a necklace in two shades.  Each piece includes a resize on touch menu.
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I love the detailing on the Jasmine heels.  These heels are sized for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza mesh feet.  They are currently available at The Free Dove, and come in eight fantastic floral prints.  You can also view the purple iris variation here.
Happy shopping!

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Romeo & Juliet

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OUTFIT|Ebento .Altamura.Romeo & Juliet – 2 Separate gifts - each a FULL Mesh body (free)

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Run over to Ebento to get these fabulous mesh bodies with fully loaded HUDs.   They will only be available today, February 14th.   To receive Romeo join the eBento Lovers group, then pay 1L (it will be reimbursed).
Juliet is free for Altamura group members.  Joining Altamura’s group cost 50L.  Folks it is totally worth joining this group!  Juliet is gorgeous and fully functional.  If you don’t have a mesh body this is your chance to get a great body that would normally cost close to 5,000 Lindens.
I can’t say enough nice things about Altamura.  Thanks guys from making our Valentine’s Day!
 

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