Made My Skin a Little Bit Thicker

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A little bit of a rant or musing to start things off today followed by a special giveaway to celebrate reaching 50 blog posts! Read on to find out about the giveaway!

Lately I have been reminiscing on some of the events of the past year or so. Remembering the people that have moved in and out of my life and the lessons I have taken from them. It is incredible what an influence some people have had in such a short time while other lessons came from mistakes or taking a wrong turn. My morning has been a bit quieter than usual as I remember those lessons.

I know my last few posts have been a bit more upbeat and summery cheerful, so this post probably seems a bit less peppy. As a human, I can only be cheerful for so long before another obstacle gets thrown in my path that tries to knock me down. But you know what? I will keep fighting for the happiness I know I deserve. Maybe I need a day or two to get back into gear, but I will never stop swinging my bat at each ball that tries to strike me out. So my adventure for today took me to a baseball field in Chicago where I practiced focusing on hitting each ball out of the park and refocusing my mind on what is important. What is that you ask? Well… Me.

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Now that might sound selfish, but consider this. If you spread yourself too thin, trying to please everyone you come across, you can never be happy because you have no time for yourself and what makes you happy. This was something I’ve had to learn and really, I’m still working on it. My health and happiness are first and foremost before I can be expected to help others. I will always make time for those who are closest to me; yet I have reevaluated who those people are and adjusted my priorities accordingly to give myself the best chance of smiling every day. Life is too short. Spend it doing what you love and with the people you love.

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So, you’re probably wondering by now if i will just get to the clothes I’m wearing. Don’t fret! Today I am wearing a fun T-shirt dress from Dark Water Designs that is currently at the Cart Sale in three colors and a couple solid knit versions. Included are five standard mesh sizes and fitted models for Belleza Isis & Venus, Slink Physique & Hourglass, Maitreya Lara, and TMP bodies. I really love how this dress fits and feels a bit sporty. The small clipping on the leg is really only visible because of the pose I used. Wear it to a game or at home while getting comfy on the couch. I paired it with some of my favorite sneakers from REIGN and was set for the day. Find this dress and more at the Cart Sale before it ends July 5th!

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Now on to the giveaway that I mentioned. My sponsors =EC Designs= and Mishmash Fusion have kindly donated a couple gift cards to help me mark the occasion of reaching 50 blog posts. The prizes are a 500L Gift Card to =EC Designs= and a 400L Gift Card for Mishmash Fusion. If you browse my blog and Flickr, you’ll see some of the items of theirs I have blogged in the past. How to enter to win? Comment below with what you enjoy doing in the summer and your secondlife username. I will be using a random name picker to select a winner who will be announced in the comments, Facebook Page, Plurk, and Twitter. Deadline to enter will be Saturday July 8th at 5:00PM SLT.

Until next time! ~ Autumn

Credits

Hair: TRUTH HAIR – Austen – reds ~ by Truth Hawks

Dress: Dark Water Designs – 69 Tee Dress, baby pink ~ by Shadowed Luik @ Cart Sale June 2017

Shoes: REIGN – ARIANNA SNEAKERS- FATPACK ~ by Kenadeecole Resident

My Body Details

Links — > Cart Sale, Mishmash Fusion, =EC Designs=

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The Smell of Your Skin Lingers

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Hey everyone! You have one day left to get to the Cart Sale so take advantage of the sale while you still can! Today I am bringing you a lot more peeks into what you will find at the Cart Sale.

As I was thinking about what I wanted to show you guys, I kind of just hung around my bedroom and lazed about in my new shorts and tank top. I’m still sort of decorating my house so I was wanting comfy casual attire. The shorts you see here are from !The Little Bat and come with a HUD with fun color selections. Sizes included are standard mesh sizing and fitted models for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza. My tank top from Vicarious Youth fits only Maitreya. I’m a kitty girl so I had to have it.

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My second look comes from Anachron. This cute dress is at the Cart Sale in a variety of colors, some that are perfect for Easter. It comes in standard mesh sizing and models for Maitreya, Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, and Belleza bodies. Pair it with some cute sandals and a hat and you are set for Sunday brunch!

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My third look is a lovely floral dress from Dark Water Designs. It only comes in standard mesh sizes but it still fit my Maitreya body well. If you aren’t a big fan of floral patterns, the dress also comes in a striped version. Either one is wonderful for new spring attire.

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My last look is from :{MV}: and I have been strutting my stuff in this dress all day! Sizes included are for Maitreya, Slink Physique and Hourglass, Belleza Isis, Venus, and Freya; and a standard fit option. There are seven gorgeous colors to choose from and really at this price, it’s a bargain to grab them all for 110L. Each is 10L with the black being the special 50L item. My friend and sl daughter loved the dress too and is the one posing with me. To pair with the detailing on the neckline, I applied some nail polish from La Boheme that was also at the Cart Sale. These nails have omega appliers and one for Maitreya.

The bed that I am sitting on in my picture is The Sophisticate Bed from Dictatorshop. It is not the newest item but I really loved the look of it and the bedsheets I found were so lovely. If you’re looking for a bed that with great animations for all around use, this is a wonderful option. Individuals have plenty of poses to pick from for both genders. There are cuddles for when you just want to relax with that special someone, and then as usual the wide selection of adult animations that Dictatorshop always has. For more options in bed covers, check out the other huds available in the shop; for the goth lovers there’s even Halloween themed bedsheets. Be sure to get the right Hud for the correct bed and have fun matching your house decor! 🙂

All the other decor in the pictures are from the Cart Sale. I love the watercolors and sketches from Dark Knight Designs. Something about them scattered about the room makes it feel extra artsy. The teapot with the fern fits in well with the bedsheets I chose too. The sturdy table is from Wood Works Furniture and is nice for filling in empty corners to hold up some of your knick knacks. I also liked the little pouffe seats from The Artist Shed for a little spot to sit and look out the window. Each pouffe has a different pose and texture inspired by spring weather. My final touches to my room was to hang a fishing pole from Dixie Dandelion with little frames on the wall and to texture the empty wall with an accent pattern from Timeless Textures. Each frame has a little cheerful saying and image to brighten your mood. On the wall, the knit texture I chose looks more glittery because of the scale. It’s a beautiful texture!

That’s all for this round of the Cart Sale. Grab the deals while you still can and check out my two previous posts to see what =EC Designs= and Mishmash Fusion have for sale. I will be back soon when Fantasy Faire opens to share what Mishmash Fusion has in store for you. Take care!

Credits

~ Look 1 ~

Hair: RunAway – [RA] – Harley Hair – Ombres & Roots ~ by Candela Kira

Top: Vicarious Youth – {V*Y} – Phoebe Lounge Set – Cat’s Meow (Maitreya) ~ by Violet Steamweaver @ Cart Sale March 2017

Shorts: !The Little Bat – !TLB – Rachel Shorts w/ HUD ~ by Drusilla Dethly @ Cart Sale March 2017

~ Look 2 ~

Hair: Doe – Shannon (solid) – Gingers ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo @ Epiphany Gacha

Dress: Anachron – Vintage Paisley Belted Dress – Black ~ by Nix Marabana @ Cart Sale March 2017

~ Look 3 ~

Hair: Doe – Shannon (solid) – Gingers ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo @ Epiphany Gacha

Dress: Dark Water Designs – DWD – Off Shoulder Spring Dress – Floral ~ by Shadowed Luik @ Cart Sale March 2017

~ Look 4 ~

Hair: BESOM – *Besom~Glam Kitten *Reds* ~ by Kattington Resident

Dress: :{MV}: – Syiera Violet ~ by Lokii Violet @ Cart Sale March 2017

Boots: REIGN.- LARA BOOTS- CUSTOMIZATION PACK ~ by Kenadeecole Resident

Nails: La Boheme – [LB Artio] OMNI Set – Slink Omega Maitreya ~ by Santana Lumiere @ Cart Sale March 2017

My Body Details

~ Decor ~

House: Scarlet Creative – LoveCraft Gothic – Fat Pack ~ by Charlotte Bartlett

Bed: Dictatorshop – [Ds] The Sophisticate Bed v1.1 ~ by Dictatorshop Resident (bedding is from the Enchanted Blossom/Sophisticate Bed HUD)

Painting: Dark Knight Decor – DKD – Peacock Watercolors ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale March 2017

Sketches: Dark Knight Decor – DKD – Pencil Sketches ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale March 2017

Potted Plant: Dark Knight Decor – DKD – Asian Sunset Teapotted Fern ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale March 2017

Pouffe: The Artist Shed – Vintage Spring Pouffe (Birds) ~ by MargeKinson Resident @ Cart Sale March 2017

Table: Wood Works Furniture – Linwood Table ~ by Landru Mccallen @ Cart Sale March 2017

Fishing Pole: Dixie Dandelion – DDandelion Fishing Pole Frames ~ by Winterschains Resident @ Cart Sale March 2017

Wall Background Texture: Timeless Textures – 18 Seamless Mixed Knits Azure Timeless Textures ~ by Xzavia Yifu @ Cart Sale March 2017

Links — > Cart Sale, Dictatorshop

Jack Frost Nipping at Your Nose

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Hi everyone! Today I have a lot to show you. So many pictures I can’t wait to share! As I noted in my last post, I am back to blogging for the Cart Sale located on the Wash sim. The current round runs from December 14, 2016 to January 4, 2017. What is so awesome about this event? Each item is only 10 linden and for this round, quite a few vendors have transferrable items. So, if you are looking for Christmas gifts and are on a budget, take a look around! Link to the sim will be below along with all other links. Hang on folks, this is going to be a long post, but you’re sure to find something you’ll love!

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First up on my list is the Holiday Corset Dress from Dark Water Designs. This snug corset dress is perfect for the semi-formal and casual Christmas get togethers or event just a nice dinner out. At the Cart Sale, you have the option of three different colors for this dress and then the option of a pack with standard meshes and fitted mesh OR a pack with fitted mesh sizes for Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza. This dress would be perfect for a gift for a girlfriend, sister, aunt, any female friends! I paired this dress with The Little bat’s Ribbon Choker in silver to bring a bit of playful holiday spirit in to my look. Several colors are included in the pack, so there is sure to be one to match any outfit. Both my hair and boots are from subscription boxes I joined for December. The boots are from EMPIRE for Luxe Box and the hair is from Doe for Bishbox.

My second look includes the gown Mishmash Fusion has up for sale. Standard mesh sizes are included along with sizes for Matireya, the 3 Belleza, and 2 Slink bodies. The gown itself fits very well on my Maitreya Lara and is very pretty for an evening party or formal pictures. I can even see this being used as a bridesmaid’s dress for a wedding if you pair it with one of her fur trimmed capes that are also being sold. My hair is currently on sale on the Marketplace from TRUTH for Second Life’s 12 Days of Savings. I don’t buy a lot of hair from TRUTH but fell in love with this one when I saw it on a friend and it happened to be on sale for 75 linden. SCORE!

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For my third look, I swapped the long gown for a fun little dress from .::battle fairy::. that comes fitted for Maitreya, 3 Belleza, 2 Slink, and TMP bodies as well as standard mesh sizes. This pretty little number comes in several different pattern variations but I just adored Flurry because of its wintry feel. While it may not keep my legs too warm, they certainly look fabulous.

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Now throughout my pictures, you can see a variety of furniture, a lot of which is at the Cart Sale. One of my favorite pieces is the Cozy Living Room set from =EC Designs= which includes the fireplace, table with candles and books, and the sofa. This is the Winter version of the set which is a special for the event. The fireplace can be turned on and off, volume of the flames adjusted, and security set via the menu accessed with a Touch. Click the candle wicks to light the candles or turn them off too! Plenty of singles and PG couples animations in the sofa will make this the perfect addition to your house and for families.

 

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In the corner, you can see my lovely Buckley’s Rocking Horse. While Dictatorshop is known for adult furniture, this horse comes in a PG version too so that you can have it out around families for holiday festivities. The animations are smooth and natural. Menus for singles have animations on and off the horse while four menus have PG cuddles, kisses, dances, and riding the horse animations. Only the adult version has animation options under the Adult menu button. Poses are adjustable and swappable. Included with either version are rezzable and wearable huds to change various parts of the Horse so you can match it to your home décor. Note: This is a main store release. NOT at the Cart Sale.

Another item of note is the Gramophone on my Modern Tree table. The Gramophone actually plays the song Rocking Around the Christmas Tree and is only 2 prims. Nothing says holiday spirit like good music in a cozy warm setting with loved ones. And with pets! Who doesn’t love a kitty sleeping by the fireplace?

Well that is all I have for now. My holidays will be very busy. If I have time, I will blog more before the New Year, but don’t wait around! Go see what is at the Cart Sale while you can. Remember, all items are 10 linden and some are transferrable. Happy holidays everyone!

~Outfit 1~

Hair: Doe – Its Cold Outside – BishBox Exclusive ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo @ Bishbox December 2016

Choker: The Little Bat – !TLB – Ribbon Choker ~ by Drusilla Dethly @ Cart Sale December 2016

Dress: Dark Water Designs – Holiday Corset Dress – Cocoa – Maitreya ~ by Shadowed Luik @ Cart Sale December 2016

Shoes: #EMPIRE – Honesty ~ by queenshop Resident @ Luxe Box December 2016

~Outfit 2~

Hair: TRUTH HAIR – Cerys ~ by Truth Hawks

Choker: The Little Bat – !TLB – Ribbon Choker ~ by Drusilla Dethly @ Cart Sale December 2016

Dress: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Moondance Gown – Black ~ by Mystical Edenflower @ Cart Sale December 2016

~Outfit 3~

Hair: TRUTH HAIR – Cerys ~ by Truth Hawks

Choker: The Little Bat – !TLB – Ribbon Choker ~ by Drusilla Dethly @ Cart Sale December 2016

Ring: (Yummy) – (Yummy) Snowflake Rings – Delicate ~ by Polyester Partridge @ The Arcade Gacha Event December 2016

Dress: .::battle fairy::. – Lily Dress Flurry Maitreya ~ by Grace Selene @ Cart Sale December 2016

Shoe: #EMPIRE – Cranesbill ~ by queenshop Resident @ Fifty Linden Friday

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~Furniture & Décor~

Couch/Table/Fireplace: =EC Designs= – (Cozy Living Room – Winter) ~ by Cara Lionheart & Jaxx Doulton @ Cart Sale December 2016

Tree Table: The Artist Shed – The Modern Tree ~ by MargeKinson Resident @ Cart Sale December 2016

Horse: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Buckley Rocking Horse ~ by Dicatorshop Resident

Huskie: JIAN – Holiday Huskies :: Pupper Present RARE ~ by jiansl Resident @

Cat: StoraxTree – Feline Treasures – Naptime – Doma Ocelot Holiday ~ by Kate McLaglen @ Cart Sale December 2016

Gramophone: Low Prim Living – [LPL] Christmas Gramophone – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree ~ by Lucretia Svenska @ Cart Sale December 2016

Candles/Fan: Dark Knight Décor – DKD – Asian Holiday Decor (red) ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale December 2016

Blue Scroll: Dark Knight Décor – DKD – Joy Scroll ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale December 2016

Red Scroll: Dark Knight Décor – DKD – Winter Scroll ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale December 2016

Rug: Wood Works – Sheffield Red/Gold Rug ~ by Landru Mccallen @ Cart Sale December 2016

White Pitcher: Dark Knight Décor – DKD – Holiday Pitcher (Let It Snow) ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale December 2016

Red Pitcher: Dark Knight Décor – DKD – Holiday Pitcher (Merry Christmas) ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale December 2016

Wreathe: The Artist Shed – Darling Deer Wreath ~ by MargeKinson Resident @ Cart Sale December 2016

House: Scarlet Creative – The Arcade – Annelise Cottage RARE ~ by Charlotte Bartlett

Links — > Cart Sale, Mishmash Fusion, =EC Designs=, The Arcade Gacha Events, Luxe Box, Bishbox

Take Me to Dictatorshop

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Hello readers! I hope this post finds you in good spirits and sun-kissed. I’ve been working out in my garden a bit and setting out some new toys I’ve recently discovered. This is just a heads up that the featured item in this post does contain content suited for 18+ readers. Images are SFW, but content is not suited for people under 18. Read below for the full post.

Now, as I was saying. I was working out in the garden, setting up this new trellis from Dictatorshop when my hubby logs on and spies my short skirt. *facepalms* He promptly scooped me up like I was some prized booty..er treasure. Well.. One thing led to another and I was more than happy to oblige. Spring fever is running high and Dictatorshop’s new trellis just adds to the fun. So what can this fine piece of wood, I mean trellis, do?

As you can see, there’s some nice decorative roses and grass with cuddles and kisses. The pose my husband has me in the picture is in the lift menu named GotYou. The grass and roses are safe to leave out at all times, but if you’re feeling the heat picking up, click the small Dictatorshop logo on the bottom of one of the back posts. This accesses the naughty menus with Femdom and Maledom adult poses. Once a menu is chosen, a Trapmat rezzes in place of the cuddle grass. There are RLV capabilities in the trellis but the menus work great for people who don’t use RLV too. I can personally guarantee this because I do not use RLV at all. Once both partners sit and choose their appropriate role, the fun times begin with plenty of pose options. Dominants have control of the menu and can access the GiveProps button for any extra toys athat may be needed.

What makes this piece great is that it looks perfect in the yard and functions well for both PG and adult use. Security of the menu can be set to owner only, which keeps any random wanderers from messing with the trellis. While the grass and roses are safe to leave out, you can clear them to save on prims as well. You can also change the texture of the trellis with the included HUD to match your house or other garden décor.

If you go to the inworld location (adult sim), for a limited time save 40% on everything in the shop! There’s also two hunt gifts out for 1 linden that have a fun April flavor to them. Full details at the shop’s blog here. Have fun with a new trellis that is more than worth the linden. Enjoy your garden!

Credits

Trellis: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Modern Bondage Trellis v1.0a ~ (Dictatorshop)

~~~My Outfit~~~

Top/Skirt: HANAU – Floral Summer Outfit Combination 5 -boxed- ~ (DelaRosa Glimmer)

Shoes: Dark Water Designs – DWD – Wedge Sneakers – Vintage Grunge ~ (Shadowed Luik)

Hair: +Spellbound+ – Wolves – DUO // Chapter I : Earth ~ (Kohana Xue)

From the House that Built Me: More from the Cart Sale


Easter has recently passed and I can’t help thinking about all the ways we are shaped by the cultures we are raised in. Different parts of the world celebrate the same holiday in different ways and this changes how we express ourselves in what we wear, how we act, and more. In this post, I’m sharing different looks that appeal to varying tastes because they draw influences from different walks of life.

For my first look, my dress from Dark Water Designs is inspired by floras found in the eastern hemisphere. The dress comes in standard mesh sizes and includes a HUD with four Asian floral designs. If you wear a mesh body and are a tad bustier, expect to wear the larger size. My wedges are also from Dark Water Designs and while the floral patterns on the HUD don’t quite match the dress pattern I’m wearing, they still look fun and cute together. Not a fan of floral? There’s a pair of Vintage Grunge Wedges set for sale at the Cart Sale too. Find these lovely pieces and more for 10L while you can.

In my second look, I’m wearing one of Anachron’s pieces from the Cart Sale. This beautiful chiton comes in a multitude of colors in standard mesh sizes. I did mod my shape to have smaller breasts to fit size M but the large would have worked as well. I really love how nicely this piece drapes over the body and the textures are beautiful. You’ll feel like a Greek princess or goddess in it.

For teatime with the girls, I went with a little dress from Lilbit Sass and a hat from NSP. The dress comes in standard mesh sizes, busty sizes, fitted mesh sizes, and fitted mesh sizes for the Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink bodies. Not seen is the gorgeous strap design on the back. I had no issues with fit at all. The hat has an easy to use resize script which allows you to fit this lovely hat to any head and accommodate hair as well. Together these pieces give me an Audrey Hepburn vibe or some other high- fashion lady without feeling over-glamorous.

My last look is mostly just for fun. Rowena’s Designs has a cute dress and matching heels out for sale. The included HUD has a nice basic color selection to suit any girl’s mood. This dress has standard sizes, fitted sizes, and meshes for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies too. If you’re headed to the club, you might find some fun tip jars like this Peeps Tipjar from Xtreme Designs. They have quite a few Easter or spring themed tip jars for sale at the Cart Sale. These peeps look so yummy I had a hard time not taking a bite of them! 😀 The background and floor textures in this photo are from Timeless Textures which has a nice selection of full perm textures up for grabs. I’m not normally someone who likes pink but the plaid was so cute I couldn’t resist.

Head to the Cart Sale at the Wash while you still can. More peeks at what’s at the Cart Sale can be seen here.  All items are only 10L, although merchants are allowed one 50L item. Take advantage of these deals while they last!

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Credits

~~~Outfit 1~~~

Hair: +Spellbound+ – Wolves – DUO // Chapter I : Earth ~ (Kohana Xue) @The Arcade

Dress: Dark Water Designs – DWD – Asian Florals Corset Dress ~ (Shadowed Luik) @Cart Sale

Shoes: Dark Water Designs – DWD – Wedge Sneakers – Spring Florals ~ (Shadowed Luik) @Cart Sale

~~~Outfit 2~~~

Hair: Magika – [01] Safe ~ (Sabina Gully)

Chiton/Dress: Anachron – Homeward Star Chiton in Pleiades ~ (Nix Marabana) @Cart Sale

~~~Outfit 3~~~

Hair: Magika – [01] Safe ~ (Sabina Gully)

Hat: NSP – Lace Rose Floppy Hat – Robin Egg Blue ~ (Norena Soir) @Cart Sale

Dress: Lilbit Sass – Spring Fling – Wash Exclusive ~ (Rhea Newall) @Cart Sale

~~~Outfit 4~~~

Hair: Magika – [01] Safe ~ (Sabina Gully)

Dress: Rowena’s Designs – {RS} Caitie Dress ~ (Rowena Spingflower)

Shoes: Rowena’s Designs – {RS} Caitie Heels High Slink Bagged ~ (Rowena Spingflower)

Peeps: Xtreme Designs – Easter Peeps TipJar Vendor [WASH] ~ (Lucian Mixemup) @Cart Sale

Background Textures: Timeless Textures – 15 Seamless Flirty Fabrics In the Pink  ~ (Xzavia Yifu) @Cart Sale