Bob Tierney’s Home

The Tierney family lives in Peace’s “Talison House”, placed near the lounge by the waterfront area of town. You should really go look at Peace’s presentation of it at the link above, because the first day of spring in my save is not doing the street view any favours, what with all the leaves missing off the trees and the framming snow flying about. LOL



As you can see, Gramps has indeed indulged Renee with her dreams for her room. Yes, an explosion of colour! After all, she is 10 years old. 😉 And truth be told… This all happened one weekend when Bob and Vanessa were away in Granite Falls to gather rare herbs for Vanessa’s cooking. Yup. Ol’ Melvin kinda snuck in under their noses and Renee had the time of her life shopping for and re-doing her bedroom! And he had the time of his life spending more of his left-over money!

Bob had to bite his tongue for about a week. Vanessa was more quickly forgiving of her dad. Eventually, Bob came ’round to seeing that it was what made Melvin happy and it certainly had made his daughter’s eyes shine to show off her new “creation”. He did have coffee with Gramps early one morning and explain that too much indulgence wasn’t a good thing. Gramps agreed.

Then he went out and bought a fancy pink journal for Renee two days later.

Neither of them have said anything about it. 😉


Most of the CC is Peacemaker’s. The parquet floors are by the lovely … whoops! … Can’t say, cuz she doesn’t have them up on her tumblr yet. 😛 The carpet in the living room and master bedroom is my own and the carpet in Renee’s room is on MTS by mustluvcats.

Bob Tierney and Family

Back to Brindleton Bay we go! I’ve finished the second house so it is time to introduce the family who is living there.

Bob is Chloe Tierney’s brother. A bit older than Chloe and a bit of a jock. They’re kind of opposite, these siblings: she’s artsy-fartsy and he’s just… fartsy. You know. As guys do. That smug look on his face? Yeah. He’s a bit on the self-confident side. Hopefully that will help and not hinder with his athletic career.

He won’t mind working up a good sweat while working out, either. But he’s definitely a family man and his wife and little girl are the apples of his eye.

Vanessa is Bob’s wife. She’s creative, rather like her sister-in-law, but not with paint – with food! (Bob doesn’t mind that bit at all, btw.) She wants to become a master chef, but she’s also family and home oriented.

Renee is Bob and Vanessa’s only child. She has definitely inherited the creative trait from both sides of the family. She wants to be a famous painter one day. But she’s only 10yo, so there’s a lot of life to be lived and a lot of things to learn before deciding on that final career!

Yup, she’s 10yo and an only child. Truth be told, Vanessa was horrified by the whole childbirth thing and is really reluctant to get pregnant again. Bob would like to have more kids, though, and Vanessa’s not opposed to kids, just childbirth! LOL They have talked about adoption once or twice. Maybe that will be the only way Renee will get a little brother or sister?

And finally, Vanessa’s dad, Melvin Webber. Or as Renee likes to call him, “Gramps”. His wife, Charlene, passed away years ago, just after Renee was born. Poor Melvin was so lonely and started to not take care of himself very well, so Vanessa and Bob insisted he move in with them.

He’s a great help with Renee – she’s given him new life and the two are very close. He came from money and didn’t do a whole lot of anything in his life, except marry the love of his life and have two lovely girls whom he doted on. He tries to give some of it to Bob and Vanessa, but Bob refuses. (Besides, quite a bit of it was already eaten up with medical bills when his wife was sick.) So instead, Mel spoils little Renee as much as he’s allowed. 😉 He bought her a fancy electronic keyboard and she is now taking piano lessons from her Auntie Chloe. And you should see her room! Well, you will soon. Next post, in fact. 😉

Hope you’ve enjoyed meeting this family! I love writing about the people I’m creating to live in this town. It really helps to round out their characters and makes me eager to play them all!

Chloe Tierney in Dachshund’s Refuge

I chose a smaller house to start off my Brindleton Bay/Peacemaker venture: Dachshund’s Refuge. (Please head over to the Simsational Designs post to get a proper look at the exterior of this house. I started my save in Spring, like a dolt, and all the trees are missing leaves and it’s snowing. 😛 )

For this home, I chose to create a single, YA, female sim whom I named Chloe Tierney.


Chloe is an independent gal. She’s a musician – pianst, to be precise. She likes fashion that’s a bit on the flamboyant side of life. Even though she’s a newb sim in the game and has no skills, I imagine her to be an accomplished artist already, someone who was a child prodigy and has a certain level of notoriety despite her young age. 🙂

She’s got all the qualities of a prodigy – Music Lover, Creative, Muser, Perfectionist. In my mind, she travels quite a bit with her musical endeavours and I think that she will be the Brindleton Bay piano teacher for all the kids. 😀

She inherited this home from her grandparents. The kitchen had to be re-done, but everything else was in pretty good shape. She has a mix of some of her furnishings and some of her grandparents’ older stuff – suits her eclectic style. She keeps a very tidy home – being a Perfectionist, she doesn’t like things out of place!

Take a walk through Chloe’s home – click on the first picture to bring up the whole gallery.

I like Chloe’s mix of older and newer, retro and modern. I can’t wait to play her! But I’ll have to, because I have quite a few more homes to go!

Next up will be Bob Tierney’s place. Bob is Chloe’s brother. He has a wife, a 10yo daughter, and an elderly father-in-law. Pics coming soon – but first I’ll have to finish their home! 😉

New Game Save: Peace River

I’ve explored Land Lubber’s as thoroughly as I can for now. I’ll do another post to finish that up since I created a sort of “Bring It On!” version that pretty much works, as well.

But for now, I’ve transitioned to a new “challenge” for me. I’ve recently downloaded each and every one of Peacemaker_ic’s Brindleton Bay homes and businesses.


They are all amazingly gorgeous, as always. I mean truly, click the link and go take a look!

Since I’ve also recently stuffed my entire mods folder full of Peace’s CC, it seemed natural to create this pretty seaside town and fill it with my own sims to play in rotation (hopefully) a la Purzel. I set it up exactly as shown in his map in the post above and I’ve called the game save “Peace River” – obviously in honour of Peacemaker, but also it’s a real river and geographical area in British Columbia, where I live, so it seemed like a good match. 😀

The “challenge” in this is that all of the residential lots are unfurnished. Just shells. So as I make over the interior of each one, I’ll be moving in sims who will live there. That will hopefully help me with style, back stories, colours, and all that stuff as I finish and furnish these marvelous homes. 🙂

I’ll be posting some images of the families I move in and their homes’ interiors in the next while. I have one home completed, so I’ll get that up in a new post today.

I really love Brindleton Bay, EA did a great job with that world. I’m very excited to have it transformed with these lovely builds and even more excited to put some personal sims into the homes whom I’ll know quite well by the time I’m finished with all their decorating!

Testing for Land Lubber’s TS4!

Well, folks, it was time – time for a new Land Lubber’s Challenge, TS4 style! I’m taking some of the rules from before and attempting to test and adapt the entire idea to our new Seasons EP. Let me tell you, testing has been FUN so far!

If you haven’t heard of Land Lubber’s, it was a challenge idea I came up with back in TS2 when we got the Seasons EP for that generation of the game. The basic idea is to live very simply off the land for one year (28 sim days) and survive – with very little in the way of shelter. 😉 Some simming friends helped me tweak it back then and also came up with their own variations, which added to the fun! My goal is to once again come up with the “base challenge”, see if it’s even do-able (I’ve not hit winter yet!), and then enlist help for variations of various varieties. 😀

My test sim is Cora Dixon (my simself). She’s sporting a new Seasons haircut (one I’ve been known to have personally in the past) and some new traits. One of the traits I picked, unfortunately, was “squeamish”. As a result (unbeknownst to me at the time), she HATES fishing! Finds the whole thing highly distasteful! Whimpers and whines the entire time! And then when she finally catches something, she stops fishing and barfs in her bush! :facepalm:


Cora, worried that she might actually catch a slimey fish. Ewwww! Don’t make me!

For this first trial, I’ve settled Cora at Dock Den on the island in Windenburg. There are no houses or businesses in Windenburg. In fact, there are no houses or businesses anywhere in this save. So all the meandering sims are just generated townies. Makes for a bleak social life. 😀 And ensures you can’t just run to a neighbour’s house for shelter. 😉


One barf in the bush later, and she’s ready to roast the slimy beast!

As you can see from the picture above, I tested whether you could keep fish in a storage trunk so as to get rid of the constant attempts to get a “quick meal” from the fridge. However, the fish go bad in there too quickly. 😦 So I ditched the trunk and put a fence all around the fridge. Works like a charm! I just drag the fish into it and they are always ready for her when she needs to roast one over the fire pit! No opening of the door needed and no sneaky snacks! 😉 Now it is more of a “cold room”, which is what I needed for the challenge.


Mmm, ok, so it does taste good and it fills me up. I might be willing to try again…


Ahhh, Windenburg. Sooo pretty! What a great place to camp!

Ha! She thinks that now…

So the only way to make money is to hold Yard Sales with the special table that came with GTW. This money will be used to pay bills throughout the year, and for other “emergencies”.

Cora started in Spring, so she planted some of what she could glean from around the island (snapdragons, strawberries, and bluebells, I believe), sold some in Yard Sales, and ate some when she was in too bad of a mood to fish. 😆 Which, being as she hated fishing, was more often than I’d been counting on. 🤣

She’d made some acquaintances and invited one dude over to hang out at the campfire with her one night – when the inevitable happened.

Something caught fire. 😀


Do you smell smoke? No, I mean MORE smoke????

At first, since this was the angle I saw this at, I thought it was her on fire! Thankfully, this was not her day to die. It was only her ROCK-SOLID CHAIR. (Really? These things can burn, EA? I’ve always wondered… Whyyyyy???)

When it was all over and the panic had subsided, the dinner she’d only partly eaten and two of her rock chairs were ka-put-nicks.


Awww, FRAM! Now I have to fish again!

But that wasn’t the end of that Spring. Oh no. She had another yard sale on a particularly hot day and then, being low on Social needs, invited one of the purchasers to stay and hang out.

Around the firepit.

As you do on a hot day.

Well, Cora changed into her cool clothes once I saw her bad “hot” moodlet. The guest, however, didn’t.

What can I say? Oh, I know – Sims are stupid. 😀


Yup. She died.

You know, you’d THINK that a straw hat, a tank top, and capris would be cool enough, but man, those fully-enclosed loafers just put the heat index over the top, I tell ya!


Oh FRAMMM! Now I’m gonna have a GHOST to deal with??? What an IDIOT!!!

Meh. Never said she was overly kind. 😀

Grimmy was nice enough to hang out and chat with Cora while she cooked her fish. I’m not ashamed to say that he listened to aaaaaall her troubles. After all, he was there and seemed chatty…


I know it’s hot here, but you should see where I come from… You’ll be FINE!

I’ve learned a few things. One, the cheaper tent doesn’t seem to protect a sim from the elements as well as the bigger tent. I’ll test further, but so far, that seems to be true. Two, fridges work with fences around them, but not in the rain. 😀 And three, a sim should always plant A LOT of whatever is in season if they want to level up and/or get enough Fun need out of gardening!

Oh. And don’t pick Squeamish. Frammit.

I’ll leave you with a pretty picture.


le sigh

I have more adventures to share from testing out summer, so I’ll post that soon!