Brandon Fallon and the Bedlington Boathouse

Another sim and house are currently underway in my Peace River save! Also, the first pet makes their way into the town. Meet Brandon Fallon and his dog, Beck.

Brandon is a single young adult. He moved to Brindleton Bay for the scenery – his passion is photography and he has set up his own studio in his home, hoping to run a business there one day. He’s a really pleasant kind of guy, makes friends fast, and wants to start a photography club with whoever is interested – once he settles in. πŸ˜‰

The home he purchased is Peace’s Bedlington BoathouseΒ and it’s placed just where the original is in Brindleton Bay. It looks just as traditional on the outside as the other homes in the Bay area, but Brandon prefers a more modern ambiance, so he has really re-done the interior to his liking.

There are a couple of rooms upstairs that will be left unfinished for now. Never know what life will bring, right?

I think any CC you see above will be by Peacemaker. I ended up replacing that CC dog bed with an in-game one as Beck wouldn’t lie down in it. Not sure what was up, but I’ll not link to it until I do more testing. πŸ˜‰

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

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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. πŸ˜‰ 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. πŸ˜‰

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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. πŸ˜› 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. πŸ˜‰ 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. πŸ˜‰

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!

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.

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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. πŸ˜€

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. πŸ™‚

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!