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

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There Will Be Peace When You Are Done…

There Will Be Peace When You Are Done

Carry on my wayward son,
There’ll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don’t you cry no more

Carry on Wayward Son Kansas

I wanted to take a moment to think about the sacrifice our veterans make everyday. A moment of silence, a time to reflect, a minute to be grateful for what veterans have done for us. By the time this is posted and read, it will no longer be Veterans’ Day for the reader but that doesn’t mean there is not time for reflection.

Many members of my family are or were in the U.S. Armed Forces.  My father has been in the National Guard since before I can even remember anything else. Although I do not recall all the instances he had to be away from home because of his job, there have been periods of time I do remember him being away for several weeks to a few months for training. In fact, he is currently finishing up a month and a half training program to be eligible for his next possible promotion.  I miss him terribly and yet I know I am one of the lucky ones. He has not been called in for active duty. He has not been deployed to Iraq or Iran. But my aunt has. Other members of my family have been gone for over a year many times and the separation was brutal on their children. I thank the powers that be that they have all come home safely. Not everyone is so lucky. Our veterans sacrifice themselves and their families to defend our freedom and the values we hold dear. Men and women have died serving their county and there is never enough appreciation for their service.

Thank you, Veterans. Wherever you live, if you’ve served your country to protect Freedom, you are courageous and deserve all the respect in the world. Thank you family of veterans. Hardship is not unfamiliar to you, and you are as brave as any soldier deserving of the same amount of respect and gratitude.  Veterans living or passed on, we are forever in your debt for the sacrifices you continue to make for the sake of your country.

Thank you.

Credits

Hair: Delta // Earth Chapter ~ +Spellbound+

Dress: Chi Shrug (Twisted Hunt Fall 2015 Gift) ~ {MV}

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ Maitreya