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

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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

Made to Love: FLF, Add Some Red Hunt, and Valentine Treats

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Valentine’s Day is less than a week away and I’ve been drowning in goodies so sweet you could eat them. Today I’m sharing clothing from Mishmash Fusion, =EC Designs=’s Kiss My Store hunt item, gifties from the third Add Some Red Hunt, and a couple Fifty Linden Friday deals. Details for the Add Some Red Hunt 3 are below.

Mishmash Fusion has released for February a selection of outfits inspired by the sweetheart candies popularized by Valentine’s Day. I’m currently wearing the Romantic versions of the knotted t-shirt and jean combo but there’s also Dirty and Anti-Valentine’s flavored ones as well. Guys are in luck because Mystical made Mens’ Romantic and Anti-Valentine’s t-shirt sets too! Buy each color version you like or the fatpacks. I simply adore how these tops look especially when paired with Mishmash Fusion’s Love in Itself Heels for Slink High Feet. The heels have hearts on the back and front, lending a touch of playfulness to any outfit. My nails are painted in one of American Hunni’s omega nail appliers for the Add Some Red Hunt 3. The hud has a lot of pretty polishs to make your nails sparkle. If you are unfamiliar with omega appliers, check out this website for more details.

My house is decorated with lots of goodies from several events going on this month. =EC Designs= is part of the Kiss My Store hunt and are offering up the lovely sofa I’m sitting on with my sister. It has single poses and several couple poses that would be cute for cuddles and pictures. So go find those lips to find the prize!

For the third Add Some Red Hunt, {Sickly SWEET} created a cute privacy screen with knick knacks and a lamp to put in an empty corner or to divide a room. Chiana Oh made this adorable ladybug pouffe seat that is perfect for a kids playroom or just a fun conversation piece in your home. I also discovered this cute bunny tip jar from Tipsters that I shrunk down to fit on my side table. Decor or tip jar, up to you.

For Fifty Linden Friday, I could not pass up on the Spilled Candy Hearts or the Lighted Pathway from +Half-Deer+. Piles of the sweetheart candies make for perfect kitchen decor and the lighted pathway works for a path or wall decor. {what next} released an adorable low prim bookcase and set of tables. I have been looking for a bookcase like this for awhile so this was a steal.

I will be posting again with more goodies to find in the Add Some Red Hunt 3 later. Don’t forget the Suck it, Cupid! Hunt event is February 13 and I blogged two hunt gift previews here. Happy Tuesday and happy hunting!

Event Details

Name: The Add Some Red Hunt 3

Duration: February 1-29

Website ~ Hunt & Hint Page

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~~~My Outfit~~~

Hair: Magika – Thread – Midnight Madness

Top/Jeans: Mishmash Fusion – Valentine’s Knotted Tee and Jeans Fatpack ~ (Mystical Edenflower)

Nails: American Hunni – [TASRH] AH Candy Apple  Omega Nail App ~ (HunniDaniels Resident) @TASRH3

Shoes: Mishmash Fusion – Love In Itself Heels Slink High- Black ~ (Mystical Edenflower)

~~~Furniture, Decor, & Pose~~~

Screen: {Sickly SWEET} – Allison Screen ~ (Eve Rhosar) @TASRH3

Sofa: =EC Designs= – Kiss Me Sofa ~ (Cara Lionheart & Jaxx Doulton) @Kiss My Store Hunt

Side Table: {what next} – Amelie Side Table ~ (Winter Thorn) @FLF

Bunnies: Tipsters – Playboy Bunny Tip Jar ~ (Nessie Naidoo) @TASRH3

Candies: +Half-Deer+ – Spilled Candy Hearts [box] ~ (Halogen Magic) @FLF

Lit Hearts: +Half-Deer+ – Lighted Pathway – Heart [box] ~ (Halogen Magic) @FLF

Poof Seat: by Chiana Oh – Ladybug Pouffe [TASRH3 Prize] ~ (Chiana0 Resident) @TASRH3

Bookcase: {what next} – Amelie Bookcase ~ (Winter Thorn) @FLF

Balloons: {what next} – Sweetheart Balloons Decor ~ (Winter Thorn)

House: Scarlet Creative – Anya House ~ (Charlotte Bartlett)

Pose: !bang poses – Sassy ~ (Luna Jubilee)

Upon the Highest Bough

 

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Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on
Our troubles will be miles away, ooh

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more

Through the years
We all will be together
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star
Upon the highest bough

So many events! So little time.

I’ve recently stopped by a few places like Arcade and The Tannenbaum Holiday Market for winter and Christmas themed decor and other goodies

If you haven’t heard, Pixicat has a new Fifty Linden Friday sweater up for grabs. Winter cozy and a touch holiday themed, this sweater comes with a texture change Hud for a few color options. All standard mesh sizes are included with some of the most popular mesh body fitted versions as well. You’ll be looking fashionable at the Ugly Sweater parties with this cozy design.

Typically I steer clear of shoes that aren’t fitted for Slink or Maitreya feet, but these boots from The Sugar Garden were to die for. There’s plenty of color choices for both the base and laces but these do not come with a texture change Hud. I left The Tannenbaum Holiday Market with a pair in white and the mocha ones seen here. While you’re there, try some of the gachas for cute baubles to put on your Christmas tree or just as fun knick knacks.

Also check out Collabor88 for some fantastic winter decor and clothing. The woodstove and a lot of the associated decor are from {what next} which really suited my living room. Warm up your hands and set the kettle on the stove for hot cocoa. Don’t forget to hang your stockings for Santa to fill!

The Arcade also has fun winter and holiday items along with the Season of Giving gifts from participating merchants. Right now I’m wearing one of Spellbound’s gacha hairs that comes in two hat versions (Blizzard or Chilly), and varying hair colors. Both hairs will keep your head warm and looking cute with the attached hat.

Remember to stay warm this season!

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Credits

Hair: +Spellbound+ – Blizzard – Chapter I – Earth // DARKS ~ (Kohana Xue) @Arcade

Sweater: Pixicat – Cozy.Sweater – Christmas (FLF) ~ (areve Resident) for Fifty Linden Fridays

Pants: .miss chelsea. – Nina Zip Leggings Red ~ (Coral Lacey/Davidefre Resident)

Boots: .tsg. – Oxford Boots – Mocha ~ (Eilfie Sugarplum) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Body: Maitreya – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ (Onyx LeShelle)

Hands: Slink – Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual ~ (Siddean Munro)

Tree: Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree (Tannenbaum) ~ (Kriss Lehmann) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Tree Star:  Sway’s – [Star] single . small/short ~ (Sway Dench) (old Arcade gift)

Tree Ribbon, Tree Skirt, White & Black Glitter Bulbs, White & Black Drop Ornaments: The Loft – Monochrome Christmas Gacha – (Nardya Rousselot) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Catmas Toys/Birds/Hedgehog/etc. Ornaments: Schadenfreude – Catmas Gacha ~ (Allegory Malaprop) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Wood Carved Ornaments: Jian – Holiday Critter Baubles Gacha ~ (Kalia Firelyte/Ashur Constantine/distorteddreams Resident) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Various Critter Ornaments: MishMish – In a Box Gacha ~ (Aime Takaaki) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Letter S Ornament: [Commoner] – Monogrammed Wood Slice Gacha~ (Emery Milneaux) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Bird Ornament: ~silentsparrow~ – Felt Bird Ornaments Gacha – Partridge – Merry ~ (hyasynth Tiramisu) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Mouse Under Tree: Schadenfreude – Deer Mice Gacha – Rudy Deer Mouse ~ (Allegory Malaprop) @Arcade

Cat in Box Under Tree: +Half-Deer+ – Cozy Cat [Black Patch] ~ (Halogen Magic)

Deer Ornament: Alouette – Christmas Deer Ornament (The Arcade 2014 Gift) ~ (Scarlet Chandrayaan)

Bow Ornament: [ zerkalo ] – Christmas Ornament – Arcade Christmas Gift 2015 ~ (danielestro) @Arcade

Other colored Bulbs: Pixel Mode – Colored Ornaments ~ (Tya Fallingbridge) (past Arcade gift)

Woodstove, fireplace & floor surround, log pile, fireplace tools, kettle: {what next} – Hanne Woodburning Stove Set – Iron ~ (Winter Thorn) @ Collabor88

Winter prints, stockings, lanterns: {what next} – Nordic Winter Decor Set – Red ~ (Winter Thorn) @ Collabor88

Ballerina Fox & Unicorn: Pixicat– Ballerina Gacha ~ (areve Resident) @Arcade

Potion Bottles: .Arcadia. – .A. Gothmas in a Jar Gacha [Sharpened Tinsel & Broken Ornaments] ~ (Lokii Violet)

Table: Aria & The Loft – Ambrose Table Cherry ~ (Colleen Desmoulins)

Eggnog Tray and Cookie Box: {what next} – Holiday Eggnog Latte & Cookies ~ (Winter Thorn) for Fifty Linden Fridays

Pose: !bang – stands 585-589 ~ (Luna Jubilee) @ W<3RP