The Sims Dine Out & Site Update

Long time, no blog posts….first it was Stardew Valley’s fault (highly recommend that little game) and then it was because I got a new job! Our weekend schedule has been very busy, and my new job means I have no time during the week. I’ve been hankering to play the Sims for awhile, so hopefully I get to do it today!

First, I wanted to get the site caught up!

  • A new Gameplay expansion is coming! I was hoping for an actual expansion pack, preferably one with family stuff, but this will do for now. The game pack expands the Sims to include restaurants. Not only can our Sims eat, have parties, and go on dates in restaurants, but they can also run their own restaurants. It promises to have lots of new recipes too. I love food-themed things, so I’m not too disappointed:TS4_695_GP03_OWNERSHIP_SCREEN_01_003
  • They are also promising a new kids-themed stuff pack. As I said, I want more family *game*play, but I don’t mind getting some new clothes and toys for the kiddos since I love playing families.
  • No more Blossom May! So my absence from the game made me once again miss the Spring challenge (:::insertagrumpyfacehere:::), so this makes Blossom May sort of useless. I’d rather spend my time finishing up the Bachelor challenge and working on Martin’s Legacy. I also have my mind on a Castaway challenge, if I can manage to find more playtime.03-31-16_9-25-04 AM
  • I’m going to be continuing to eliminate old content from this site in order to make space for the new content. I have too many followers (thank you!) to switch websites, but I don’t have enough spare cash to increase my storage space on this site. If you have any other suggestions, let me know!
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Introducing the Adventures of Blossom May

Yay! I fixed Origin! Since there is a limited-time spring themed challenge, I’ve jumped right into that. The posts about Blossom will be short diary-style blurbs that track my challenge. I’ll work on updating the other stories shortly. 

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This is Blossom May. She just moved into Willow Creek to participate in the Spring Challenge.

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Blossom loves to collect things found in nature…that’s why she’s trying the Spring Challenge. She loves the outdoors and taking selfies. She is a cheerful person, but she’s a bit introverted and requires alone time.

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She’s going to be updating her progress on the challenge which consists of two parts: growing Growfruit trees, and collecting 12 different decorated eggs.

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Blossom moved into a tiny home in Willow Creek. She has no job, and is hoping to get buy on selling the items she collects or grows.

Good luck, Blossom!

Bachelor 4.3: Episode #4- What a Workout

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Welcome to tonight’s episode of the Bachelor! We are looking to find a romantic match for Dalton Montgomery, a guitar-playing bro.

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Erica discovered a very large microscope in the attic.

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Somebody partied a little too hard last night…I discovered Karissa asleep in the hot tub…

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Today’s group activity is to go to one of Dalton’s favorite places- the gym!

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Penelope was feeling inspired at the gym.

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Sabrina seemed happy working out.

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Karissa preferred to eat a bowl of cereal and enjoy the view.

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At the end of this activity, whichever contestant is in the best mood will get some 1-on-1 time with Dalton.

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Raven headed straight for the punching bag.

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Erica found a hot trainer to show her how to improve her technique.

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Looking good Bob Pancakes.

At the end of the night, Sabrina was in the best mood out of everyone and earned some one-on-one time with the Bachelor.

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They met outside of the gym, by the fountains.

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Sabrina share some interesting things about herself.

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She explains how she’s perfected the art of the Grilled Cheese sandwich, and how she is an aspiring chef.

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Dalton prefers to eat his grilled cheese when it’s rainy outside.

Next Episode: It’s the Round 2 1-on-1…who will Dalton choose?

Bachelor 4.3: Episode 1- Introductions

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Welcome to the Bachelor version 4 where we attempt to find a life partner for some of those lonely Sims out there!

In this series, we are attempting to find a partner for Dalton Montgomery.

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Dalton loves the guitar, gardening, learning new things and sports. He is looking for someone to share his life adventures with.

Dalton will be finding his love in the new Bachelor mansion. The new mansion is actually a large and fancy farmhouse. Dalton and the contestants will have all sorts of rooms, nooks and crannies to discover in the house.

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Dalton has his own area…a bedroom, sitting area and bathroom…which will be locked to the contestants.

On our first day, we had introductions. Dalton went around the house meeting each contestant in turn and getting to know them for a few minutes

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Erica was up first, but Simone stole a brief greeting first.

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Erica Sims and Dalton found some easy conversation material immediately. Erica is a professional musician who loves the outdoors. Dalton plays the guitar and loves to garden.

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When the conversation turned to the romantic, Dalton made it very clear he’s looking for a partner who’d be open to woohooing in a rocket ship. It’s apparently an item on his bucket list.

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Penelope and Dalton exchanged some pleasantries and discussed their mutual love of music.

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But then Penelope came on a bit too strong romantically, and Dalton wasn’t feeling it. It left them both feeling a bit awkward.

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Raven started off the conversation with some bragging, but Dalton was polite. He could tell immediately they had a difference of values. Wealth was high on Raven’s priorities, and not on Dalton’s.

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Raven then made the same mistake Penelope did- too much flirtation too soon. Dalton has no problem asking everyone if they are adventurous enough to someday woohoo in a rocket ship, but it’s just a hypothetical question to spark conversation.

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Ansuya and Dalton didn’t have any common hobbies, but they found the conversation smooth and easy anyway.

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Ansuya didn’t find the need to feel or show any sort of attraction to the Bachelor immediately. She wants to get to know him on personal level before she decides if she is interested.

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Karissa broke the ice with a joke about politics and it worked very well. Their conversation was brief, but it showed Karissa’s sense of humor…

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…and still allowed her to be flirtatious. Feeling both silly and flirty, Karissa jokingly threw some sexy poses for the Bachelor. Karissa finally discovered a method that worked. Dalton, for once, flirted back.

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Dalton immediately liked Sabrina when he met her. He found her cheerfulness and positive outlook encouraging. Her kind and caring personality was immediately apparent to him.

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Perhaps Karissa had help set the tone, but Sabrina’s charm convinced Dalton to flirt back when she steered the conversation to a more romantic nature.

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Dalton’s inquiry into Simone’s position on woohooing in a rocket ship made her blush. He found that quite endearing.

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Dalton found Simone’s put-together attitude intriguing and their conversation left him wanting more.

Dalton had met all the contestants and it was time for everyone to turn in for the evening. Tomorrow he’d be selecting which contestant he wanted to take on the first one-on-one date.

But first, Dalton needs to choose the one person he wanted to deem safe from elimination this round- the one person whom left the biggest impression on him…

Dalton: “All of these women are gorgeous and amazing. I’m excited to learn more about all of them. I’m very hopeful that my future wife is in this house. However, the woman who impressed me the most tonight and who I definitely want to see make it to the next round is Karissa. I definitely felt the chemistry between us, and I really want to explore that relationship further.”

Who do you think will end up with the Bachelor??! Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

Martin Bowling: Episode 8

If you haven’t read about Martin Bowling before, go here. If you are looking for the most recent posts concerning Martin, go here.

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Jade and Martin have recently welcomed little Benjamin Bowling into the world.

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Dressed for the office! Jade is not a huge fan of her office attire. Sadly, both of them are struggling to get promotions. Jade’s pregnancy was rough, and really set her back. Martin prefers spending time with his friends over doing the things he should be doing to promote his career.

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As a result of their low-level jobs, they were unable to afford to purchase a new home before Benjamin transitioned into a child. They constructed a wall in their bedroom, giving him a small corner of his own. It only has room for a nightstand, bed, and his activity table. They couldn’t even afford to wallpaper it!

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Benjamin doesn’t seem to mind, though. He is content decorating his walls with his own artwork.

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I think Benjamin looks a lot like his mother, but also a bit like his dad. I’m very curious to see what he looks like as he gets older.

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Benjamin loves bright colors. He seems to have the fashion sense of his dad (sensible sweaters), but the color palette of his mother. His favorite color is pink.

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Benjamin adores his parents. He is very outgoing (just like them), so he spends a lot of time socializing with them.

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They recently went on a family outing to the community pool and had a fabulous time.

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The two lovebirds.

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Jade & Martin spent most of the time chatting with each other in the pool. Benjamin explored the pool area and chatted with some people.

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It is fortunate that their familial bonds keep them happy because the financial situation in the Bowling household continues to get more dire. They’ve suffered a broken radio, television, fridge, shower and toilet recently. Martin had hired a maid to help clean the house while Jade was pregnant, but twice they couldn’t pay her on time and she quit.

Bachelor 4.3: Contestant #7

Sign-ups for Bachelor 4.3 are closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. Anyone who did not make the cut will be eligible to participate in the next round. I’ll store your Sims & data until then.

Here is our FINAL contestant….

Simone Bustleton is on the hunt for her soulmate. She aspires to someday live in a gorgeous mansion. Simone enjoys making friends, fancy dinner parties, shopping, dancing and trips to the spa.

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Simone’s career focus is art. While she is an artist herself, she’d prefer to be a patron of the arts…admiring the works of others and helping artists succeed.Simone is confident, incredibly tidy in both appearance and her household, and has high standards for everything in life.

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Simone knows she deserves the perfect man for her, and will give Cannon the chance to prove his worthiness. She’s a princess, and deserves a fairy tale life complete with a loving, romantic, sexy husband, and a luxurious mansion.

Simone was submitted by Allie (Peachykeen88)

Bachelor 4.3: Contestant #3

We are still accepting submissions for Bachelor 4.3, but submissions will close midnight on Saturday (eastern US). This Bachelor strongly prefers female contestants, so female submissions are highly desirable!

To submit a contestant, go here. The submission form is roughly the same as last time with a few tweaks for clarity and I rehashed the Bachelor-contest specific section.

Karissa Casey is here hoping to meet Mr. Right so she can start her family.

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Karissa is domestic and family-oriented, and desires to be a stay-at-home mom to her three future children. She’s also a romantic and a good marriage is just as important to her as her children.

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When not focused on her family, Karissa enjoys listening and playing music.

Karissa was created by terryscf.