Trade Them for a Package of Sunshine and Flowers

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Hey everyone! I am back again and sharing some finds from the Cart Sale. I know I’m a bit late but you MUST see some of the wonderful spring inspired releases available before it ends February 14th. Don’t waste any time and go check it out now!

Where do I begin? There’s so much goodness to find and all at a bargain price of 10L per item. I’ll start with what my friend is wearing. The sweet green dress from Mishmash Fusion comes in mesh sizes for Maitreya, Slink Physique and Hourglass, Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus, eBody bodies and standard fitmesh for classic avatars. At the Cart Sale, you can find this cute dress in six colors in the blossom print and two in a hearts prints all for 10L each. She paired her dress with these darling shoes and socks from The Dark Fae in the solid version. Each of the five packs of shoes with socks and the five sets of socks come with a HUD with several color or print options. Sizes come fitted for all Belleza, both Slink, Maitreya, and Tonic feet. These shoes and the sock versions are super adorable and honestly a steal considering each one has its own hud with color options.

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The second look is one I’m wearing in purple. I’m wearing a dress from K&A Design called Rhea and is available in three colors at the Cart Sale. This dress comes with all of the most popular mesh body sizes as well as standard mesh sizes and fitmesh sizes. I had no problems with fitting and the top part has just enough transparency for a little extra spice. My shoes are from Mishmash Fusion, made for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink feet and are available in three colors.

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My second look shows an outfit from battle fairy that is available in several colors. These sets can be mix and matched if you buy more than one color or mix them with other tops or bottoms to your liking. I love the texturing on the top and skirt; the back details of the top give this outfit a nice surprise as you turn. Sizes included for this dress fit all three Belleza, both Slink, and Maitreya bodies. My final look for this post is a combo of a top from Dark Water Designs and a skirt from CroM. Dark Water Designs has two color versions of this fringed top for sale and they come with five standard mesh sizes as well as fitted models for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink eBody, Tonic, TMP, and Ocacin. You could pair this with some bikini bottoms and a sarong or shorts and be beach ready! From CroM, the skirt is a vibrant blue mini skirt that comes in standard mesh sizes and fitted models for Belleza, Slink, Maitreya, TMP, eBody, and Tonic bodies.

I have a lot of the furniture pieces from =EC Designs= packed into this post and it’s really a steal if you grabbed everything. 60L for a full furniture set is a bargain. This retro inspired set works great for small spaces and offers a lot of animation options in the couch, chairs, cabinet, and bookcase for singles and couples. Just want the couch and chairs or just the chairs? Each item comes in its own pack so you can pick what you want. The drawers and cupboard doors all open on the cabinet and bookcase so you can display or “store” items as you desire. All of the table options come in a single pack as well. I’ve added a few of the items from Dark Knight Decor to add a soft spring touch to the room. The wall frame, chicken vases, and trio of frames are each on sale for 10L. You can also find more Valentine’s day appropriate decor and a set of rings for sale.

There’s only a couple days left of the Cart Sale, so stop by now before it’s too late! Links all below.

Credits

~ Her Look ~

Hair: [elikatira] – Minah 2 – Exclusives ~ by Elikapeka Tiramisu

Dress: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Sweet Surender Mini – Green Blossom ~ by Mystical Edenflower @ Cart Sale January 2018

Shoes: The Dark Fae – How Lovely Shoes Solid ~ by Corvi Ashdene @ Cart Sale January 2018

~ My Look 1 ~

Hair: Doe – Mary (solid) – Indecisive RARE ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo

Dress: K&A Design – Rhea Dress (purple) ~ by Ayva Meili @ Cart Sale January 2018

Shoes: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Love Me Do Boots – Black ~ by  Mystical Edenflower @ Cart Sale January 2018

~ My Look 2 ~

Hair: Doe – Mary (solid) – Indecisive RARE ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo

Top/Skirt: .::battle fairy::. – cara set Sky ~ by Grace Selene @ Cart Sale January 2018

Shoes: REIGN – MOCCASIN WEDGES- FATPACK ~ by Kenadeecole Resident

~ My Look 3 ~

Hair: Doe – Mary (solid) – Indecisive RARE ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo

Top: Dark Water Designs – Rose Suede Fringe Halter, black ~ by Shadowed Luik @ Cart Sale January 2018

Skirt: CroM – Sigrid – Blue ~ by Cronostbb77 Frankel @ Cart Sale January 2018

Shoes: REIGN – THIGH HIGH RIDING BOOTS- FATPACK ~ by Kenadeecole Resident

Hand Jewels: Kibitz – Sandra hand jewelry – silver ~ by Kathya Szczepanski

My Body Details

~ Furniture & Decor ~

House: Trompe Loeil – Cobi Lodge ~ by Cory Edo @ Uber

Couch: =EC Designs= – Retro Cuddle Couch ~ by Cara Lionheart, Jaxx Doulton, & Muireann Galli @ Cart Sale January 2018

Chairs: =EC Designs= – Retro Chairs ~ by Cara Lionheart, Jaxx Doulton, & Muireann Galli @ Cart Sale January 2018

Bookcase: =EC Designs= – Retro Bookcase ~ by Cara Lionheart, Jaxx Doulton, & Muireann Galli @ Cart Sale January 2018

Cabinet: =EC Designs= – Retro Cabinet ~ by Cara Lionheart, Jaxx Doulton, & Muireann Galli @ Cart Sale January 2018

Tables: =EC Designs= – Retro Tables Pack ~ by Cara Lionheart, Jaxx Doulton, & Muireann Galli @ Cart Sale January 2018

Dividers: =EC Designs= – Retro Room Dividers ~ by Cara Lionheart, Jaxx Doulton, & Muireann Galli @ Cart Sale January 2018

Wood Picture: Dark Knight Decor – Spring Roses Wall Art ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale January 2018

Trio Pictures: Dark Knight Decor – Spring Flowers Trio Wall Art ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale January 2018

Decor on Cabinet: Dark Knight Decor – Spring Chickens ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale January 2018

Candy: +Half-Deer+ – Spilled Candy Hearts ~ by Halogen Magic

Links — > Cart Sale January 2018, =EC Designs=, Mishmash Fusion

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Some Kind of Madness is Swallowing Me Whole

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I apologize for my absence! A combination of real life and a bit of a down mood has kept me from posting this when I originally received the items that are featured today. Read on for what’s been floating through my mind.

We all know that there are many things that drive us crazy. Rude customers or co-workers at work. Too slow drivers or traffic on our daily commutes. Finding presents left by the dog or cat for the 100th time on the carpet. Even something simple as the sound some people make when eating can set a person’s teeth on edge. But there are very few things, in my opinion at least, that can drive us to true madness. One of those things… is love.

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For very few people, the search seems easy, almost like an arrow just pointing them in the right direction. But for most people, the search is rough, almost brutal at times. We look for signs to say, “Hey, turn here, open this door” or “Turn back now, wrong turn” to show us where we are supposed to be headed and with who. And if that wasn’t enough, our search can be for many different types of love. Even if we prefer to be alone, most of us seek companionship of some kind whether with family, friendship, a lover or a pet. The search for love, that special kind of love that comes from another person we want to spend the rest of our lives with…that love can bring us to a madness like no other.

I may be a bit of a hopeless romantic. I know it’s in everything I do, everything I say. As I’ve embarked on my quest for love, I’ve hit a few potholes, skinned my knees a few times, and leaped off a cliff without really being sure of what was at the bottom of the water. Love truly can be blind and that is usually what causes most of the hardship we end up experiencing when things go wrong. As Sigmund Freud said, “We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.” First love is always so innocent…nothing quite like it and the heartbreak we face when we realize the other person is not 100% perfect and not a good fit feels earth shattering for some.

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Well… Freud also said, “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” Although we lament all the hardship our hearts endure, they are strong and able to go through a lot of rough handling. It sucks, but eventually you get better at finding the right turns and all that hard work is worth it; the pain of the past lingers but not so strongly that you’re unable to find happiness again…

My main point? It’s a lot of what I’ve been talking about already. Don’t give up. Keep trudging along the rough paths, scraping your knees, and taking a tumble or two; just remember to pick yourself up and continue to move forward. Find your love whether that is a person, a cat or dog, or a group of friends who have your back. Don’t let madness swallow you.

Today I am sharing the Chesterfield Sofa, Chair and Stool. Both were at the Home Show 2017 but due to my mood and RL I was late to blog them. They are now at the mainstore and on Marketplace along with matching Bondage Benches. Personally, I love this set even more than the Contempo set that I have blogged about earlier this year. I think this is probably due to the detailing of the back cushions. Nonetheless, this set brings you all of your favorite smooth poses in the adult versions of each piece or the PG versions you can purchase if you don’t want the racy aspects.

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Animations included in these pieces are as usual, superbly smooth and plentiful. Both leather and metals can be changed via the logo on the back of each piece and you can change the security of the menus as well. Poses are easy to adjust and swap for all your naughty needs. Dictatorshop has once again created sophisticated and elegant furniture that anyone would be happy to have in their home.

Until next time lovelies! 🙂

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Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: Doe – Brenda – Gingers ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo

Pantsuit: ISON – baroque jumpsuit (purple) ~ by Harry Hyx

Bracelet: e.marie – // RIGHT Friendship Bracelet – Sterling ~ by Emilianamarie Resident

Rings: Kibitz – Summer love rings – maitreya – gold ~ by Kathya Szczepanski

Shoes: #EMPIRE – Pelargonium ~ by Queenshop Resident

My Body Details

~ Furniture & Decor ~

House: Scarlet Creative – Huntsman Manor ~ by Charlotte Bartlett

Sofa: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Chesterfield Adult Sofa [C/M/NT] ~ by Dictatorshop Resident

Chairs: Dicatorshop – [Ds] Chesterfield Adult Chair [C/M/NT] ~ by Dictatorshop Resident

Stool: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Chesterfield OMNI Bondage Stool [C/M/NT] ~ by Dictatorshop Resident

Rug: Wood Works Furniture – Sheffield Red/Gold Rug ~ by Landru Mccallen

Curtains: MG – H&G – Silk Pool Curtains ~ by Maxi Gossamer

Bookcases: {what next} – Amelie Bookcase ~ by Winter Thorn (I modded color)

Books: SAYO – Stationed in Soho Gacha – Book Set – COMMON ~ by Kaysha Piers

End Tables: {what next} – Amelie Tables – Set of 3 ~ by Winter Thorn (I modded color)

Knick Knack: pr!tty – .tree {starfield projector} ~ by Karla Marama

Lamp: erratic – 07.erratic / lsm – table lamp – beige ~ by Erratic Rain

Lantern: Anachron – Andon Lantern – Seimei Kikyou ~ by Nix Marabana

Cat: +Half-Deer+ – Cozy Cat (if I fits, I sits) – Black Patch ~ by Halogen Magic

Tapestry: Rowanwood – {RW} Maghnus Collection Wall Hanging ~ by Searlait Nitschke

Stove: {what next} – Hanne Woodburning Stove Set – Iron ~ by Winter Thorn

Logs: {what next} – Pallet Log Box (VIP Group Gift) ~ by Winter Thorn

Desk: .aisling. – Bric-a-Brac Desk -Desk- ~ by Druunah Esharham

Desk Light: tarte. – desk light ~ by Alixxbella Resident

Chair: Trompe Loeil – Voliere Chair Copper + Bird ~ by Cory Edo

Links — > Dictatorshop