Monday, February 25, 2013

Progress, Progress, Progress!

The beach house has officially been moved to a more spacious lot in Sunlit Tides (formally located in Sunset Valley) and I've even gotten more done with it.

Check it out!

This won't be ready any time soon, sadly.  It is actually a large house, although not large in bedroom numbers.  Believe it or not this is a one bedroom, two bath house.  0_0  But there's lots of entertainment space to fill and the back yard hasn't even been touched yet.

All in good time, my friends.


Saturday, February 23, 2013

2 Homes for Aurora Skies -- Coming Soon!

So, as many know, Aurora Skies is the newest world by EA to hit the Sims 3 Store.  After fooling around in the town last night and checking things out, I got an idea for a couple of homes.

The first one is more of a practice house -- thinking of bulldozing it really, because I was building it with another WIP I've shared awhile back (the Beach House) in mind.  I was wondering if the style would match Aurora Skies.... and I don't think so, but here it is:

I was still trying to give it a contemporary, European/Skandinavian look but I'm not so sure I achieved it so it may make the trash bin more quickly than My Studio.

The next house, however, feels more "Right" and was built fluidly.  And when a build just seems to "Happen" I know it'll generally make it to My Studio.  So keep an eye out for this one.  I'm pretty happy with it.  It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath one-story home currently being built in Aurora Skies.

That's it for now, kiddos! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I'm Not Dead

I know, I know! I haven't been around the Sims 3 site and such in a LONG time!  And I've kinda dropped off the virtual face of the Sims 3 world . . . 

But I'm not dead yet. 

I have been wholly involved in some real-life happenings that have over-taken game play all together.  So here's whats been happening:

1- House-hunting in real life! Turns out that the housing market right now is a buyer's market and it's very competitive.  My husband and I have been on the hunt for a permanent home, ready to get out of our sorry apartment ASAP.  As it turns out, we found the perfect home only to discover that it sold 15 minutes before I called the realty company about it.  So, we did the next best thing: Commissioned the builder to build us that same house in the same neighborhood, but I get to choose all the colors and woods and such.

This is a Sims 3 builder/creator's dream!  Gah!

2- The not-so-fun occupation I've been handling is potty training my very stubborn and three-year-old daughter.  I've been trying off and on for the past year to potty train her and it seems like the last 3 weeks (yes, it has taken me 3 weeks) have been focused 101% on getting her to use that silly potty.

This is generally NOT the fun part of playing Sims 3, I think we can all agree.  Potty-training those little virtual babies is easy, but time-consuming in it's own right.  I think my Sims will be child-less for awhile to give me a potty-training break!

With that said, I just bought Sims 3 Seasons today. FINALLY! It's actually downloading from Origins now, as I type this post.

So I will be finishing up the last 2 houses that I shared in my last 2 posts.  With the addition of Seasons items included in it.

And now that we're on the down-hill slope of house building and potty training IRL I can get back to some sims content, I think!