Monday, December 26, 2016

Lot Tour: James and Claire McMillian

I decorated this urban house for James and Claire McMillian


The exterior, it used to belong to Elphy and Andrew Davis before they moved to the suburbs.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Hood Council Meeting, 2020

Remar, summer, 2020
mini update

There were no new contenders for the hood council, which meant that the previous hood council was elected by default to another term.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Floral Grove

Maisie wanted a tour of my newest tiny house. It's a 1x2, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath


Monday, December 5, 2016

Our Future, 2020

Remar, summer, 2020
Johan Shazad is 59, Zoe Schel is 37, Udar Shazad is 16, Issac Schel is 16, Jack Schel is 19

narrated by Udar

I'm tired of moving. When dad and Zoe had the twins, they said that the townhouse was too much for two little babies and too many stairs. 

Simlish Credit Worthiness-Small Update

EDIT: I added special benefits to my mortgage calculator.


for additional details.

Military Service
If a sim is a military sim, or veteran, then they get an extra 10x their total salary added to the loan amount (so if they are making $770 in the service, the get an extra $7700 added to the loan, which rounded up to nearest $1000 is $8000). I might add extra benefits as I encounter them

Monday, November 28, 2016

Snapshots, 2020

Remar, summer, 2020

Tobi Sweeny kissed his wife as they stood in front of their new home. It was good to finally be out of the apartment and in a proper home, with a yard.

Their twins would love the extra space and there was room for Tobi's children when they visited from university. 

Sazo had a proposition for his old friend.

A luxury nursing home community, where they could grow older and not worry about the upkeep of their homes.

Sazo was sure the community would be extraordinary with plenty of space for grandchildren to run and play.

Lyndon thought it sounded nice, but didn't know what Sazo's investment plans had to do with him. e didn't have money to put forth.

Sazo laughed, he wasn't looking for money, he was looking for suggestions and to offer Lyndon the first opportunity to get into the community...once it was built of course.

Grecthen thought it would be nice, especially since Lyndon was recovering from his illness...the unspeakable illness that he still refused to name.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Bringing Home Baby, Patar 2020

Patar, summer, 2020

Veronika Kent celebrates her 22nd birthday

Monday, November 14, 2016

Lot Tour: Davis Home

This was the Yellow Provencal home that the Mendenhall family lived in. Then Elphy brought the home from her brother, Henry and she and her architect husband made some big changes to the house in order to make it their home. They converted the home from a 3 bedroom/2 bath home into a 4 bedroom/3 bath home by adding a small addition to the back of the house.


Monday, November 7, 2016

Superficial Measures, 2020

Patar, summer, 2020
Naraj is 25, Erricson Frankson is 29

Things have moved very quickly in Naraj's life. 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Shipping Container Lots

Today I have two more lots. This time shipping containers! I have a 2x2 apartment complex consisting of two units converted from shipping containers. I also have a 1x2 house with the same plan as the apartments also converted from shipping containers.
A small apartment complex made from shipping containers

Monday, October 24, 2016

Political Spin, 2020

Patar, fall, 2020
Jorge and Jolie are 53, Ashlee is 22, Esther is 18, Chase and Amyra are 17

narrated by Amyra

I've been trying to learn how to cook a few meals. Mom has insisted that her children enter the world with some basic cooking skills, which means she's cooking less of her delicious meals and making us in charge of more meals.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Tour: Ray and Lydia Wilsonoff

Here is a tour of Ray and Lydia Wilsonoff's home. It's a remake of my Decaying Craftsman. I think I shared a tour earlier so this one will be quick and show the updates now that Ray's daughter, Emilene, from his affair with a teen has moved in with them. (Ray left Apple Valley after university to live in Simmington Hills. Ray and Lydia used to live in Simmington Hills before I got them back)

Monday, October 10, 2016

Money Can't Buy Everything, 2020, Part 3

Lovar, spring, 2020
Rashid is 34; S'Ahmisa is 33; Sabazo is 5, Terilyn and Elsa are 3

"Are you sure you're ok? Are you tired?" S'Ahmisa asked for the tenth time in the last hour.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Money Can't Buy Everything, Part 2, 2020

Lovar, spring, 2020
Rashid is 34; S'Ahmisa is 33; Sabazo is 5, Terilyn and Elsa are 3

A knock on the door reminded her of the time. She quickly tossed on the nearest set of clothes and went to their rooms.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Money Can't Buy Everything, Part 1, 2020

Lovar, spring, 2020
Rashid is 34; S'Ahmisa is 33; Sabazo is 5, Terilyn and Elsa are 3

The alarm startled S'Ahmisa from her sleep. "Rashid, turn off the alarm!" She reached out and was met with the cold blanket. She groaned as she lifted her weary body and turned off the alarm. Rubbing her eyes she looked back at the bed, but it was still empty...cold.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Simlish Credit-Worthiness

In my game, my sims have had it too easy to get loans. I've basically given any sim a loan that needed one. Since I want more financial variety in my game and some difficulty, I've decided to create a simlish credit-worthiness score and alter my existing loan calculators.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Back for Love, 2020

Lovar, spring, 2020
James McMillian is 55; Claire Foster is 35

Monday, September 5, 2016

Tour: Lainey Herendez


Exterior View: Lainey and her daughter, Esperanza, live here. She is recently divorced and they sold their large home to purchase two smaller homes that were close to each other so that their daughter could walk between their homes whenever she felt like it.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Hallowed Halls, Spring, 2020

Lovar, spring, 2020

Veronika Kent, Laci McMillian and Zhou Mi have graduated from Pierce University

Monday, August 22, 2016

Chicago Bungalow #3

Maisie requested a middle class home inspired by Chicago's neighborhoods for her family. Because apparently I make tiny homes in threes Here is my third attempt of a 1x3, 4 bedroom home. 


Monday, August 15, 2016

Bringing Home Baby, Hapar 2020

Hapar, spring, 2020

Emma Carr is finally going to meet her newest child.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Chicago Bungalow #2

Maisie requested a middle class home inspired by Chicago's neighborhoods for her family. 

Here is my second attempt of a 1x3, 4 bedroom home. It's very similar to the first attempt but with a different exterior and slightly more room upstairs.


Monday, August 1, 2016

When the Bell Rings, 2020

Hapar, spring, 2020

Principal: Ilila Peterson; Secondary Teacher: Simlish & History: Jesse Kent; Secondary Teacher: Math & Science: Krissy Thorn
Secondary Students: Amyra Dawson, Chase Dawson, Lara Grey, Jennifer Kent and Jessica Kent are in 12th grade; Lilly Ana McMillian, Udar Shazad, Emilene Wilsonoff, and Alia Shae Wilsonoff-Sagacious are in 11th grade; Indira Grey, Jeremy Kent, and Lora McMillian are in 10th grade; Richmond Grey, Jacob Carr, Olivia Humphrey and Robin Wren are in 9th grade; Lesia McMillian, Abigal Carr, Vivenne Humphrey is in 8th grade; Ari Wilsonoff-Sagacious  and Ava Wilsonoff-Sagacious are in 7th grade

It's prom time for the students at Apple Valley Academy Secondary School. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Chicago Bungalow #1

Maisie requested a middle class home inspired by Chicago's neighborhoods for her family. Here is my first attempt of a 1x3, 4 bedroom home. 


Monday, July 18, 2016

Path, 2020

Hapar, spring, 2020
Anthony is 38, Susie is 34, Robin is 13, Starling is 11 and Palila is 10. Olivia Humphrey is 14, Vivienne Humphrey is 13 and Jasper Humphrey is 5.

With eight mouths to feed, decreasing student enrollment and pay freezes, it seemed like the Wren family was always one step ahead of an utter breakdown.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Lot Tour: The Warehouse

I've been building in anticipation of several weddings. One place is The Warehouse, an urban restaurant and lounge with rooftop access that can be rented for events. I forgot the exterior photo, so I will add that later


Monday, July 4, 2016

Issue 35: 2019

Issue 35: 2019
Celebrity Baby
Business Wins Big
Street Cute Grants
Crystal Ball Forecasts
Celebrity Baby

Celebrity singer, Trevor Yates and his wife, Si'Enya, have welcomed their baby boy, Kane. Thr proud parents are delighted, says sources. 
Business Wins Big

The Toy Shoppe, owned by Rebecca Wilsonoff and her daughter-in-law, Myra Wilsonoff-Shazad, won big this simyear. The local business won a "Best of the Best" award and followed that recognition with a Chamber of Commerce Prize of §10,000. The Farmer's Market, owned by Grex Grey, also won a "Best of the Best" award. Congratulations to both business owners! 
Street Cute Grants

Thanks in part due to a large grant from the N99 Foundation, residents were gifted with §1000 Kaching Grant to be spent on exterior fixes and renovations. Apple Valley won the grant during the N99 Foundation's Monthly Challenge awards that were focused on the outside of the buildings. Residents have until the end of simyear 2020 to spend their Kaching Grant on exterior renovations before the grant is revoked. 

Crystal Ball Forecasts

Looking into a crystal ball, our local psychic offers these three predictions* for next year.
-A local will have a spree with a makeover prize
-A local will experience an abundance of water
-A local will get gravely ill

-A local will expand their family when a relative moves in
*predictions are not that different from random occurrence scenarios. newspaper accepts no liability for events.


•Piertro to Alphonso and Krissy Pentragnani.
Kane to Trevor and Si'Enya Warwick-Yates.
•Joachim to Ming Wu and Benjamin Endeavour

•Arne and Signe to Johan and Zoe Schel


•Lainey and Verde Herendez divorced this summer.


•Victor Peterson celebrated his 1st birthday
•Coraline Grey celebrated her 1st birthday
•Oliver Frankson celebrated his 1st birthday
•Aniyah and Saniyah Wilsonoff celebrated their 1st birthday
•Madeline Davis celebrated her 1st birthday
•James, Warren and Charlotte Mendenhall celebrated their 5th birthday
•Elisa Phillips celebrated her 5th birthday
Vivenne Humphrey celebrated her 12th birthday
•Abigal Carr celebrated her 12th birthday
•Sazo Warwick celebrated his 60th birthday

•Esther Grey and Breckin Grey graduated from Apple Valley Academy

•Johan Shazad and Zoe Schel were engaged this spring.

•Zoe Schel and Johan Shazad were married this spring

• Alphonso and Krissy Pentragnani celebrated 10 simyears
• Bradford and Suzanna McMillian celebrated 15 simyears
• Jorge and Jolie Dawson celebrated 30 simyears



•Annie Grey
•Amanda Wilsonoff & Eliott Fairburn

Monday, June 27, 2016

Teammate, 2019

Peacar, winter, 2019
Amanda Wilsonoff is 24, Elliot Fairbairn is 24

narrated by Amanda

If you had told me that after graduating from URock and living in the big city afterwards, that I would have returned to Apple tiny weeny itty bitty Apple Valley, I would have laughed...and then cried in disappointment. However, that's exactly what I've done and I haven't died. I had dreams of staying in the big city, but after completing my masters in physical therapy I found out that most reputable centers wanted a doctorate in physical therapy. I had no desire for even more school and student loans, so job hunting I went. It was months and nothing. Every interview, every phone call, every resume I sent yielded nothing. Until I heard from the Healing Arts Center in Apple Plains.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Snapshots, 2019

Givar, winter, 2019

Olivia stared into the brightly lit home. She didn't mean to be nosy, but she couldn't help but want what that family had. Enough money for Christmas decorations, laughing children and parents holding hands and smiling.

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