Sunday, September 27, 2015

Chapter 70

I'd like to show you a happy little corner in Oasis Springs I've been building up.

Four of the lots are my original builds, and one is a major remodel (interior, mainly) of a starter home by ruthless_kk.  Let's start with that one first!

You might recognize this lot if you are a fan of ruthless_kk, which I am!  This is her Desert Retreat Starter, but I've remodeled it extensively to fit the needs of its two new occupants, Johnny (Zest) Landgraab and his townie girlfriend Cadence McWilliams!

Johnny got into rocket science (just like his brother Malcolm!), and Cadence is all about Wellness. 

She has this awesome outdoor perch that I just love to death!  She uses it every morning.

As a skilled townie, Cadence already had Level 9 Wellness when Johnny moved her in.  I got to see some fun new Yoga moves!

I also gave Cadence a makeover.  (She used to have long hair).  These are my favorite looks for her!

I also gave Johnny a makeover.  He was part of my Bachelorette challenge for Nina and used to be very skinny (looked like a teenager).  This is his new look!

I also changed his last name and genetically made him the son of Nancy and Geoffrey Landgraab.  It's fun watching him run into his mother given their strained past.  (I'm assuming he ran away from home).  I've been trying to rebuild his relationship with his distant parents.

Johnny and Cadence love their new home together.  They spend a lot of time in the family room/kitchen, which I decorated.  I love the wall patterns in the kitchen!

It's a small house, but one of my absolute favorites!  You can see more pictures here in this slideshow.  Plus, I love having the fizzy drinks tray from Spa Day at home.  Sims love these, especially at parties.

Johnny hosted a get together with his male friends.  This is mad scientist Dr. George L'Ernitage.

The others invited were Ned Whalen, Mortimer Goth, Vernon Morse, and Lester VanNuys.  What goofy Sims, lol.

At a different party, a raging fire broke out at the stove.  No less than four Sims tried to snuff it out (Bob Pancakes, Babs L'Amour-Fry, Scarlet Firecracker and her husband Don Lothario). Lol!

Selena Rubio's distressed face was so funnies during the fire.

She's been over a couple times.  She likes playing with the kid toys in the basement.  Lol!  So cute.

And Dr. Jamie Jolina looked mad about the fire, but with the moon and everything, it looked like she was posing so I snapped a screenshot of her, lol.  Love it.

After that fire, Cadence stuck with serving guests Superfood Salad, a Wellness dish - I think I see avocados in there, too! Looks so yummy! <3

It's fun to invite over Scarlet and Don to parties, because they always gravitate towards each other.  Don went outside to play horseshoes and Scarlet joined him.  So cute!!

Now let's skip to my favorite part: the romance!  Okay, I've done it a million times now, but I just love making two Sims fall in love.  Johnny and Cadence are adorable!

They love that hot tub!

I did get them in trouble accidentally, though, lol.  They both have the Bro trait and I noticed that Cadence could Discuss Conquests.  I didn't remember ever trying that one so I gave it a go.  

Johnny wasn't very happy.

And Cadence was embarrassed, lol.

The fact that they are both Bro's is pretty unique gameplay.  They can "take their bromance to the next level" ...

And become "bromantic partners" ...

And, yes, they are now engaged!  The proposal was very sweet, up on that Yoga perch outside on a perfect sunny day.

I'm going to postpone their wedding until Get Together is released in November so they can have a big party!  (Same with his brother Malcolm's wedding to Cassandra!)

Lastly, Johnny and Cadence went on lots of dates to the two new community lots in their neighborhood that I built (shown in that very first pic above).  

The first is Nookstone Night, the black & white lounge right next door.  This one is ultra modern, inside and out.

Get the party started here!

There's an outdoor hot tub that they had lots of fun with. <3

I got a funny underwater view of that one, lol.

And above water, too.  Awwww ...

The last community lot is Sandtrap Red, a modern lounge.

Somehow I figured out how to put a sauna outside.  I'm not sure if that's supposed to happen, lol, but I tucked it under the stairs and play-tested it.  It works!

There's lots of fun things to do at this lounge, perfect for musical and comedy entertainers, and a large bar on the first floor.  There's two levels, open to each other with large expansive windows in the front with that beautiful spiral chandelier from Spa Day.

The other two lots are builds I've had for a long time now (you can find more on my Lots page) - they are the Apricot Bachelor's Pad (I might reupload an updated version) and the very large home, Modern Mesquite.

That's it for now!  Thanks for reading!

Read Chapter 71.


A Rose In Bloom Sims said...

Your builds/'re so creative. I always get great ideas when I'm on your blog.

One day, I'll make a big, fancy town and fancy Sims and actually just use your builds. I feel like they wouldn't fit in with what I have now, but the ideas...those I can always borrow :)

Great job. Love how you made Johnny look. He actually looks attractive, as opposed to childish and squirmy or whatever. Really nice!

Rachel Rosebud said...

Thank you aroseinbloom! Yes, ooo, I love the new Johnny. He's definitely a ton more appealing than he was before. He looked so skinny and like a teenager, but I think I definitely gave him Nancy's likeness so I'm happy with his new look! :) Also the striped red & white shirt reminded me of RobinsonFam's Sims so I had to go with that, too! <3