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=

I Got a Pocketful of Sunshine

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Another gorgeous day here! I hope you all are enjoying the sun and staying cool. Today I want to share more great finds from the Cart Sale to use while you try to cool off in the heat wave that is upon us.

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Like I mentioned in my last blog post, I am excited for different summer adventures but this weekend got to be a little too hot! So I decided I needed to find a good way to cool off and well, the best way to do that is around water. One of the other items I found from =EC Designs= at the Cart Sale is this awesome raft. Built from sturdy lumber and decked out with comfy pillows and a blanket to lay on while you sunbathe, this raft is perfect for floating down the stream or hanging out on the lake. A raft can hold two singles, or a couple and has animations for singles for females and males as well as couple poses. Poses are adjustable so you can find just the right spot to cuddle your honey or get just the right amount of water on your toes.

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From Mishmash Fusion I am showing you a few different versions of the Xanadu Trikini. I invited a few friends over to chill with me and we turned it into a swimsuit party on a couple of my new rafts. First up, my lovely friend Cara is wearing the Blue Paisley version of the Trikini for Slink Physique. Miri is wearing a special hunt edition in red on the Maitreya Lara body. Find this lovely piece until the hunt ends this Friday (though Myst told me she may leave it out longer). I am wearing the Blue Transparent version on my Maitreya Lara body. Sizes included for all versions are Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique & Hourglass, eBody, Standard Large, and Standard Small. General fit seems nice on the Slink Physique body but there is minor clipping on the tummy and hips of the Maitreya when moving. This is in part due to shape, different ao movements, and the way the original mesh creator built the mesh. Please try a demo to be sure of what you are going to see before purchasing. The transparent versions are very transparent and do show all bits so wear with caution! Or tempt that eye candy with it. 😉

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That is all for now! I hope to have another post up soon with a few more things to share but don’t wait! Go check out the Cart Sale now while everything is at bargain prices.

Credits

~ Look One on Me ~

Hair: Doe – Sue – May 2017 – Bishbox Exclusive Fatpack ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo @ Bishbox May 2017

Bikini: Mishmash Fusion –  Xanadu Trikini – Blue Transparent ~ by Mystical Edenflower @ Cart Sale June 2017

My Body Details

~ Other Female Looks ~

Blue Bikini: Mishmash Fusion – Xanadu Trikini – Blue Paisley ~ by Mystical Edenflower @ Cart Sale June 2017

Red Bikini: Mishmash Fusion – Xanadu Trikini – Red Floral ~ by Mystical Edenflower @ Dirty Little Secret Hunt – Red Shoe Diaries Path

~ Decor ~

Rafts: =EC Designs= – Cuddle Raft ~ by Cara Lionheart & Jaxx Doulton

Links — > Cart Sale, Mishmash Fusion, =EC Designs=, Dirty Little Secret Hunt

Baby Just You Shut Your Mouth

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Hey everyone! Fantasy Faire has been running for the past week or so and will be closing soon.  I have been stuck in university research land but I was able to get into Fantasy Faire to grab a few things.  The exciting news is that Mishmash Fusion is in Fantasy Faire for the first time and has so much to choose from! So, naturally, I had to share something. 🙂

One of my favorite new pieces from Mishmash Fusion is Chained Orient. This dress is perfect for roleplaying in an asian inspired sim…Well, certain parts of town. Ladies, even if you don’t roleplay, you will have your S.O. drooling as you strut around or bend down in this sexy number. I am wearing Tai in this picture and the blue stands out beautifully against the dark red, brown, and gold of the hall. Chained Orient comes in sizes fitted for Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique & Hourglass, Belleza Freya, Isis, & Venus; eBody, and a size for standard fitmesh. Six color options are available to pick from in exquisite reds, purples, blue, and neutrals. Be sure to check it out and all the other gorgeous new pieces Myst made for Fantasy Faire!

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The fairelands will be closing soon for the year so don’t miss out! Until next time lovelies. ❤

Credits

Hair: Magika – 01 – Sparkle ~ by Sabina Gully (slightly color modified to match the buns from Truth) AND…

Buns/Chopsticks: TRUTH HAIR Birdie – reds ~ by Truth Hawks

Dress: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Chained Orient – Tai ~ by Mystical Edenflower @ Fantasy Faire 2017 on Fallen Sands

My Body Details

Links — > Mishmash Fusion, Fantasy Faire Catalogue

She’s Real Fine… My 409

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Hi again everyone! I hope your week is going well and that you’ve had time to check out the Cart Sale. If not, I will be sharing another awesome bargain you can find there. Please note, one item in this blog does have adult poses when in use.

Summer is coming up and I decided I wanted to try out some new bikinis so I am prepared for sunbathing. Of course, going for a drive with the top down is always nice too. A friend of mine let me use some his tools to make sure my car was running properly and I just had to check out the engine. Luckily for me, I had an engine crane ready because the engine needed some work. After taking a look under the hood, a few tweaks here and there, I’m ready for some racing!

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Today I am wearing one of the bikinis from Mishmash Fusion that are at the Cart Sale. After one look I knew I had to have it because well, you can see how cute I look right? These swim suits hark back to the ’50s with their vintage pinup girl flare. Everything is covered up well so it’s perfect for a family day on the beach or going to the pool. The fit is nice and the bikinis are made for Maitreya, Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, and five standard mesh sizes. Get them while they are only 10L each at the Wash Cart Sale along with the comfy cozy jammies up for grabs.

I also wanted to share a new release from Dictatorshop. Continue reading

Hold My Heart

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I might be strong, I might be weak
There might be a part of me that I won’t let you keep
Been on this road, and come this far
I don’t need a man to hold my hand
I just want one to hold my heart
(I just want one to hold my heart)

~ Hold My Heart by Lindsey Stirling feat. ZZ Ward

Hi everyone! So it seems 2017 has me jumping through hoops and running through mazes as I have had a lot happening already. RL just can’t let go, so I decided to follow a rabbit down a hole!

Well…I did not find exactly what I was expecting. Whoopsie! I seemed to have tumbled into something resembling Wonderland. Except someone forgot to mention that the Queen of Hearts is still on a rampage for Alice. No sooner had I stumbled out of one maze then I found myself locked up in one of the Queen’s unique stockades. Thankfully, I was able to clear up the confusion. Apparently, one of her Card Guards mistook me for Alice and took it upon himself to arrest me in hopes of pleasing Her Majesty. When the Queen came to see “Alice”, she was very UN-pleased to find it wasn’t Alice. She was gracious enough to release me from the red heart shaped contraption and gave me a change of clothes so i wouldn’t be mistaken for the other girl again.

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Phew! That’s the last time I follow a rabbit… So, new things! ROMP is still running until the end of January and Dictatorshop currently has the Valentine Pillory on sale at the event. As you can see in my picture, it is heart shaped and perfect for V-Day fun times! This item is completely adult in animations with four menus to choose from. Male/fem, Fem/male, Fem/fem, and Male/male. Each menu has animations that have been adjusted to be more aligned and easier to use. As always, animations from Dictatorshop are smooth and the Pillory itself has an air of romantic fun. Get yours while it is at ROMP or gift it to a loved one. Only a week left to get it on sales price!

My second look in Wonderland is a combination of items from Mishmash Fusion. I’m wearing the Blackout Corset, Immortal Skirt, and Sugar High Boots in Black. The corset and skirt both come with a color HUD with a color tinter for endless possibilities as you color each piece. The skirt and corset come in sizes for Belleza Freya & Isis, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass and Physique, and TMP bodies. You have the ability to change the color of the entire skirt OR individually change each of the six pieces. The corset has a HUD with three color changeable parts. My kickass boots come in the same sizes as the corset and skirt but also includes a standard fitted option with an alpha for those without a mesh body.

That is all I have time for today as I am running very late! See you all next time! 🙂

Credits

~ Look One ~

Hair: Doe – Glamorous – Bishbox Exclusive ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo @ Bishbox January 2017

Dress: -Pixicat- Wonderland.Dress nr.2 – Blue (m) ~ by Areve Resident @ The Arcade Gacha Event March 2015

Shoes: REIGN.- CLASSIC JANE HEELS AND STOCKINGS- FATPACK ~ Kenadeecole Resident

~ Look Two ~

Hair: Moon. – Moon. Hair // – Variety – Cut ~ by Silent Acoustic @ Collabor88 Dec-Jan 2017

Necklace: Kibitz – Routina necklace – silver ~ by Kathya Szczepanski @ Bishbox January 2017

Corset: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Blackout Corset w/HUD ~ by Mystical Edenflower

Skirt: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Immortal Skirt w/HUD ~ by Mystical Edenflower

Boots: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Sugar High Boots – Black ~ by Mystical Edenflower

My Body Details

~ Decor ~

My Stockade: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Valentine Pillory v1.0 ~ by Dictatorshop Resident @ ROMP January 2017

House of Cards: House of Cards ~ by Precious Restless

Chaise: Making House of Cards Sofa ~ by Precious Restless

Chair: Head in Clouds Chair Large ~ by Precious Restless

Clock: ! Almost Wonderland – Running out of Time Hampster Wheel ~ by AlmostWonderland Resident @ Twisted Hunt Fall 2014

Links — > Mishmash Fusion, Dictatorshop, ROMP

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

My Body Details

~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

I’ve Been An Awfully Good Girl…

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Hi everyone! I know things have been pretty quiet around here lately. I had a very bad cold for over a week then have been running around to doctor appointments and juggling multiple school projects. But I am back! And just in time for all the holiday buzz. This post is just the start of a few because I am happy to announce I will be blogging for the Cart Sale at the Wash again which runs from December 14th 2016 through January 4, 2017. So without further ado, let’s see what treats we have to play with until the Wash opens, shall we?

To start things off, I’d like to talk about this lovely throne I’m sitting on with my handsome friend. Dictatorshop created this beautifully detailed Dragon Throne with the same animations as the popular Oak Leaf Throne. If you look closely, you can see the delicate Celtic knotwork carved into the wood along with the dragon heads and clawed feet of the throne’s front legs. While this may not exactly suit the typical household décor theme, it would be excellent for roleplay sims or an older styled home. I personally love Celtic designs and dragons and have an eclectic style in my home. Included animations are Solosits, Cuddles, Kisses, Dances, and adult animations under the MaleDom and FemDom menus. Smooth and easy to adjust via the Adjust button in the menu, these animations will delight anyone who wants to feel royal.

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Feel like dressing up and looking festive? Mishmash Fusion has just what the ladies need with one of their newest releases, Feeling Elvish. Shiny and soft like satin, this dress will have you dancing and singing Christmas carols in no time with all the options. It comes with five standard sizes and fitted mesh models for Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique, and Slink Hourglass. The included Hud allows you to pick between 8 color options for the top, top frill, bottom, bottom extra frill, belt, and 4 metal options for the belt buckle. Not quite happy with these choices? Use the color picker on the Hud to tint it to your heart’s content!

My shoes are also from Mishmash Fusion and are customizable just like the dress. Rockin Around Socks and Heels have several options on the Hud; 8 holiday print options for the sock, 4 color options for the sock bow, shoe, and shoe leather. These lovely kicks are available in Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique & Hourglass, Belleza Venus, Isis, & Freya, and Tonic Fine & Curvy mesh sizes. Both these shoes and the Feeling Elvish dress are in the Mishmash Fusion mainstore now, so go swipe them and be the smexiest elf at all your holiday parties.

There’s so many events going on right now, I don’t have room to gush over everything but I have linked items that are at shopping events going on right now. Will bring me fabulous finds soon!

 

~My Outfit~

Hair 1: Magika – [01] Gone ~ by Sabina Gully

Hair 2 (seen with just earrings): /Wasabi Pills/ – Valentina Mesh Hair – Reds Pack ~ by MissAllSunday Lemon

Earrings: [The Plastik] – :[P]:- Tathem Earrings:// Christmas Blend! ❤ ~ by Aikea Rieko @The Chapter Four

Dress: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Feeling Elvish Dress w/HUD ~ by Mystical Edenflower

Shoes: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Rockin Around Socks and Heels ~ by Mystical Edenflower

Choker: #Foxy – Bowie Choker GIFT ~ by Liza Broono @The Chapter Four

My Body Details

~Furniture/Décor~

Chair: [Ds] – Dragon Throne 1.0 by Dictatorshop PKG [C/M/NT] ~ by Dictatorshop Resident

Tree: Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree ~ by Kriss Lehmann @Tannenbaum 2015, New models available at Tannenbaum 2016

Lights: [ free bird ] – Wireframe Light Up Tree – Pink ~ by Cortez Brandriss @The Chapter Four

House: Scarlet Creative Myrtle Rezzer Larger Size 0.2 ~ by Charlotte Bartlett @Luxe Box October 2016

Wreath: JIAN ’15 Holiday Decor :: Wreaths & Garland by ~ by Kalia Firelyte

Panda: MishMish – Red Panda – Stance 2 (rez me) by ~ by Aime Takaaki @Luxe Box September

Sled: tarte. crate sled – ivory ~ by Alixxbella Resident @Tannenbaum

Links — > Mishmash Fusion, Dictatorshop, The Chapter Four, Tannenbaum, Luxe Box SL