Our first Bachelor Contestant!

Meet our very first bachelor contestant...Kelsi Lothario!

Kelsi is a confident beauty who combines sexy playfulness with a girl-next-door charm.

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Kelsi is athletic and active, and loves yoga! She'd be a great match for anyone who can keep up with her energetic lifestyle.

Kelsi was created by Meka, and downloaded from the gallery!

Want to give Kelsi some competition? Submit your own Sim:

http://www.crazycatnerd.com/sim-challenges/2017/9/9/taking-contestants-bachelor-big-brother

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 28 (Saturday)

It's a day off for Edith! She is hoping to spend sometime with her boyfriend and her good friends today.

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Edith had a weird dream.

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She dreamed a vampire crept into her bedroom while she was still asleep.

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He hypnotized her, and made her walk into her office (why she has no idea).

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He bit into her neck and then disappeared.

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Leaving her passed out on the floor.

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Edith awoke a bit groggy, but didn't think anything more about her dream. She met the Avant Gardes for a group hangout at their favorite coffee shop.

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They chatted in the main area while everyone ordered their drinks, and then dispersed.

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Edith and Gunther went into the club room- a private room in the back of the shop designed for the meeting of clubs.

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Yuki joined them. They read, and chatted about what they were reading. A nice pleasant afternoon.

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In the evening, Edith gave Anaya a call to see if she wanted to do dinner together.

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She was game, and they met at a restaurant.

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They had a wonderful time talking over dinner and drinks. It was nice to some one-on-one time with such a close friend.

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After dinner, they ordered a chocolate cake. Why not?

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Edith is now entering the middle portion of her young adult life. It's time to make some changes to the Bujo and reevaluate our goals. I'll be adding extra collections to this slowly over time.

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So far, other then the cover page, we've setup a section to record memories, and we've begun a level 10 life spread.

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Here's Sunday's plan.

Taking Contestants! Bachelor & Big Brother!

I'm starting two different Sim challenges where I need Sims from you! You don't need to own the Sims to play along. You can either fill out the form below to provide me with inspiration to make a Sim for you, or you can just fill out the first section if you play the game and wish to submit a Sim!

You can submit to either of the games or both! All genders welcome for submissions to both!


Here is the form for the Bachelor(ette) challenge. You can also use this link.

Here is the form for Big Brother, and a link just in case.

Sneak peak at the Big Brother house!

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Edith's Second Letter to Dove

You can read Dove's Letter to Edith here: https://insanesims.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/dear-edith/

Dear Dove,

It's seems like FOREVER since I have written to you, but it only has been a few days. Time is such a weird thing, don't you think?

How are you? How is your family? How did you meet your wife?

So...you live not too far from me. Have you met the weird very angry man that hangs out in the center of the neighborhood? I keep trying to befriend him, but he ends up just spreading his anger to me! It's so frustrating.

A couple days ago, I had my first kiss with Paolo! It has certainly taken us long enough!

Paolo, and my best friend, Gunther are getting along quite well. It makes me so happy. They often show up at my apartment at the same time!

I have mixed feelings about my neighbors. They are super sweet, and their son is simply adorable. However, they are frequently noisy at night and it's so frustrating when I am trying to write. Do you have any issues with your neighbors?

Tomorrow I have plans to get together with my good friend Anaya, whom I do not spend enough time with.

Here's a selfie of me and my best friend, Gunther, in my apartment.

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Your pal,

Edith

The Misfortune Legacy, Part 1.4- An Unexpected Visitor

New to the Misfortune Legacy? Start here.

As I mentioned last time, Eugene has begun practicing his photography skills, in the hopes that he can one day work from home selling his photos.

Here are some more shots from around his yard....

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Sadly, Euguene and Pearl have caught the attention of someone of the vampiric nature. He crept on to their yard late one evening and lured out Eugene in his sleep.

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Eugene awoke, feeling awful, a few hours later...on the ground outside his front door.

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Pearl is desperately trying to keep her figure throughout the pregnancy. 

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It's time for the baby!

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Where the magic happens. Eugene was standing by nervously and excitedly awaiting his new child.

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 27 (Friday)

Work was on Edith's agenda for the day, but she has tomorrow off. Edith has been happy with her work situation but feels she needs to publish more works on her own in the future.

In this photo, you can see the list of royalties she is receiving for her book so far.

After work, Edith was surprised by a visit from Paolo and Gunther. Edith (and I) love how the two most important men in her life, at present, are becoming friends. In this photo, I feel like Gunther also wants to be in on the hug. Gunther would like to as the Sims 4 team at EA to add adult group hugs.

Why do we bother with the meal planning, Edith? She was supposed to have pan-fried tilapia tonight, but instead with have this meatball. And she ended up not even liking the meatball. Made it'd taste better if she got the gross half-eaten oatmeal off the table?

Okay, Edith, my dear. Let's add "clean the apartment" to our daily spread for tomorrow, k?

I'm not certain if this is a reaction to the meatball or the apartment cleaning plan.

Here's a stalker-like photo...peering into Edith's office. She's typing to her new penpal, and swearing at her neighbors because they are being too noisy again.

Pleasant dreams, Edith.

I'd love to hear your ideas about Edith's spread! Do you want to see more? A more detailed daily log? More journaling? Let me know!

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 26 (Thursday)

Edith had Thursday off from work. 

She was surprised to find Jesminder (her neighbor) at her door early in the morning dressed in a towel. Jes wanted to know if Edith had hot water because their apartment did not. Edith let Jesminder use her bathroom to get ready while Edith was cleaning up the house.

Our man of mystery.....or mysterious anger, rather. As usual, Edith tried to chat with him cheerfully, but eventually he made her frustrated so she left. She's pretty determined to find out why he is so angry.

Hmm.....such an odd fellow.

Edith spent the morning in her neighborhood chatting with her neighbors. 

When she went home, she got a surprise visit from Paolo. They played chess for awhile and chatted.

"So that's how the LLama's mascot ended up with fried chicken in his shorts!" Edith walked Paolo to the elevator enjoying his stories from his job as an athlete.

Things got a bit awkward as they went to say goodbye, and well....

They had their first kiss. Edith initiated it, but Paolo didn't seem to mind. 

Edith was giddy after the kiss and either wanted to sing romantic songs, or read a romance novel. However, Jes's husband Arun came over for a chat.

I think he was trying to escape from the toddler for awhile. They chatted about everyday stuff while Edith played with her clay.

Bullet Journal update! Please let me know if you'd like to see more detailed spreads in the comments!!! Would you like to see more special collections like entertainment, budget, skills, or perhaps you'd like to see more logging with full or half-day spreads for the days? Maybe some goal planning? Please let me know!

The Misfortune Legacy, Part 1.3- Well, at least Eugene is happy

New to the Misfortune Legacy? Start here.

When we last left off, Pearl was worried that she was pregnant. She was also wondering about the city taking photos for her social media brand.

She traveled around the city, meeting new people and snapping photos. All part of a day's work!

Soon enough, Pearl got the confirmation she was, in fact, pregnant. Eugene was over the moon. She delighted at his reaction, he'd be a great dad. And she could continue on with her life.

Eugene has also taken up photography. He is hoping he can start selling some of his photos from home as a supplemental income when the baby arrives.

These are some shots of him practicing in his backyard.

The street they live on....

...and the neighbor's home...

...and their wind chimes...

Speaking of neighbors, this one stopped by.

A few nights later, you could say Pearl considered him a new friend.

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 25 (Wednesday)

Edith's plan for Wednesday was to....work from 8am to 4pm, have a grilled cheese for dinner, and then do whatever she felt like!

So, of course, the evening involved hanging out with friends.

She invited the club over to her house for a change.

Edith isn't bothered by the dirty dishes in her home even when company is over. She's a slob...if other people take issue with it that is their problem.

Edith actively sought out the younger members of the group this time whom she hadn't really gotten to know well yet. There are two teens in the group, Yuki and Hugo.

Edith and Yuki had some deep conversations at the kitchen table. Edith even shared with Yuki the financial realities of adulthood (and how she hasn't even saved enough to buy a shower yet). 

Edith also had a great time chatting with Hugo (during the evening she changed out of her work clothes). 

She had a great time with the club...reading, chatting, and discussing dinosaurs in detail.

Yuki painted Edith a painting during the course of the evening. Edith treasures it, and is going to have it framed.

Tomorrow, we have the day off! Our main goal is to call Anaya, as we haven't spoken to her in awhile.

Edith's First Letter to Dove

Dear Dove,

Arg! I had my whole entire letter already written, and then I had computer issues! You think being a professional writer, I'd have a better habit of saving my work often, LOL. Oh well, here's a fresh letter just a bit later.

Hi there! How are you? I'm doing very well. Thank you for agreeing to be penpals with me. I'm super excited to get to know someone new. I love meeting new people. In fact, hanging out with friends is one of my favorite activities....it's right up there with reading and writing. I spend most of my time doing those three things.

As I mentioned, I'm a writer. I'm a self-published Children's author, and I also work at a newspaper. Up until this past Monday, I wrote their advice column, but I've recently been promoted to regular contributor where I can write stories more interesting to me. Most of that will be serial short stories. I hope to someday be able to support myself and a family on just my author's salary.

I love reading and dancing. Sometimes I watch movies or TV, but I usually get bored with those pretty easy. For awhile, I was into fitness/wellness, but I admit it's been a little while since I've been to a gym! :) I like cooking, but I also love eating from food carts. Whenever I can be home, I try to cook a meal, but often I find myself out with friends at dinner time....Monday night I had french fries at the bar for dinner.

I hang out with my friends all the time. I'm in a club called the Avant Gardes for others who like to read and write. I hosted a meeting at my house last night. We had a great time, and one of the younger members made me a gorgeous piece of art! The day before, my best friend Gunther was at my apartment already when I arrived home and we hung out for awhile. And on Monday, my friends through a party for me at the nightclub for my promotion. And whenever I'm not hanging out with them, my neighbors are also great companions.

I wanted to get more photos for you before I sent this letter, but I haven't had time. I promise to have more next time. Here's a selfie I took on Monday night at the nightclub! It's with my crush Paulo!

I'm going to wrap this up with a few questions for you....What do you like to do for fun? What do you do for a living? Do you live with any family?

Talk to you soon!

Your new pal,

Edith

 

 

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 24 (Tuesday)

Welcome back! 

Tuesday's plan was to work from 8am to 4pm, have dinner (garden salad), work on her writing, and then call a few friends.

When she arrived home, Gunther was there. He always knows when she's having a bad day and shows up for some fun after work! Edith and Gunther played some chess for awhile.

After which, he kept her entertained while she made dinner. Despite the fact he had no plans to stay for dinner.

After Gunther left, Edith took a shower. She relaxed with some television (the classics station).

While she was watching, she called Paulo and they chatted before she went to bed.

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Wednesday is more work with Grilled Cheese for dinner, and her plans are to do whatever she feels like doing.

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 23 (Monday)

Before we check in with Edith today, I just wanted to thank everyone who stopped by my website thanks to the link in the Bullet Journal July Newsletter. I appreciate you checking on my Sims challenge, and I hope you continue to check in. Also, if anyone has any spreads that they'd like Edith to try out, please let me know! We are Bullet Journalers so tweaking is always happening! Should she have more detailed spreads? More actual journaling? More collections?

Edith's plan for Monday was pretty simple...work, dinner, writing and some phone calls. Of course, we've already seen how those plans can go astray!

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At work, Edith was promoted to Regular Contributor at work! So, of course, the Avant Gardes took her to the nightclub to celebrate!

After sharing some fries with Maaike at the bar, while they waited for everyone else to get there, they spent the evening dancing. 

Edith ran into Paulo, her newest crush! They took a selfie together. When are these two going to start dating?!

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The Misfortune Legacy, Part 1.2- There is some love

New to the Misfortune Legacy? Start here.

Despite the impression that you may have gotten last time, Eugene and Pearl are very much in love.

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They recently went out on the town for a date, where they spent most of the time sitting under an umbrella chatting about their future and their love for one another.

It ended with a very romantic evening at home.

Here's a little nighttime tour of the outside of their home.

It may not be fancy, but it's a fun place to hang out, when the curse isn't acting up.

They have plenty of room to have a bonfire, play some games, and have a nice cookout.

With this in mind, it's time to make some friends. They had a couple of guests over....Pearl entertained them while shy Eugene made everyone lunch.

After their guests left, they played horseshoes together in their backyard.

Pearl went out on the town with her new friend while Eugene stayed home to clean the house and watch TV.

Pearl began to not feel so great that night. She began to wonder if she was pregnant. Not something she wanted to be. This really stressed her out. Is she pregnant? We'll find out next post! Pearl does NOT want any children.

On a side note....Pearl is in the social media career, here is one of the photos she posted on her social media accounts when she was visiting the city (something she does often, without Eugene).

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 22 (Sunday)

Sunday, the beginning of Edith's work week.

Edith started off with a healthy breakfast of oatmeal.

Her weekly royalties were also deposited into her account. She's starting to go quite the impressive collection. Not enough to become an independent author, but it definitely helps with the bills.

Fish tacos for dinner.

Edith finally met her neighbor's son! We thought she was pregnant when they first met.

Edith read him a story. That out fit. Those sunglasses! What a little charmer!!!

Here's tomorrow's game plan!

Edith has also started working on a bookshelf collection in her Bujo!

The Misfortune Legacy, Part 1.1- Meet Eugene & Pearl

The Curse of the Misfortunes started many generations ago. The land was once fertile and prosperous back when Ally Anne Misfortune married Albert. Together they had twin boys, Bob and Billy Barn. Bob and Billy never got along and fought fiercely. When Albert died, they were supposed to work the farm together. However, Billy tricked Bob in to signing over his half of the property and later got him arrested for trespassing when he tried to return. Bob died a couple years later, stressed, unmarried and homeless. Since then, every generation (Carlotta, Dotty, Dallas, and now Eugene) has been incredibly unlucky with a life full of challenging circumstances. Eugene tried to escape, but when his parents passed away, he found himself moving back into the home, with his new wife, Pearl.

The house was said to be cursed....even people who visited there somehow managed to come out feeling mean and dirty. Objects broke all the time...it was a bad place.

(Simmer Note: Lot Traits- Filthy, Cursed and Mean Vibes).

Eugene's dream is to have a big happy family. He loves kids. Unfortunately, he's a little squeamish about messes, so he's a little worried about all the gross things that kids will do and bring into his home. He also can get jealous from time to time. He wasn't given as much affection as he should have received when he was a child, so he guards any he gets very closely. He's a bit lazy, and has no major career goals at this time.

His wife Pearl, is very different from Eugene. Most importantly, she hates children. On top of that, as Eugene has not figured out yet, her aspiration in life is to have as many romantic partners as possible. She doesn't like cleaning, and she often leaves messes laying about. She doesn't mind working, but she hops from one job to the next...she can't seem to find her passion.

While their relationship has never been smooth, by any means, they do tend to fight more now that they've moved back to the Mistfortunate Farm.

He appears to be accusing her of leaving food everywhere, and I think she might be telling him that if he got a job maybe he'd have less time to worry about the house.

Eugene is still very much in love with Pearl, so he left her a drawing on the family bulletin board as an apology.

When bored, Pearl either plays basketball or just goes out to a nightclub.

Eugene watches educational television.

Their neighbors, like Johnny, sometimes come over to play basketball.

Or horseshoes in their big back yard.

Simmer's Note: My goal is to make Eugene happy, despite his unfortunate circumstances. I'm going to try to play the game realistically and within the bounds of what the characters would do. I'm not going to get Eugene promoted several times by making him work his butt off. I'm going to let him be lazy. We'll work towards what he wants at the time, regardless of what that will mean for the long term. Offspring of Eugene will follow the same rules and inherit some of their parents not-so-nice traits.

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 21 (Saturday)

Saturday was another day off. Edith planned on doing whatever she felt like- she had been very productive lately. She then, of course, planned to hit up Singles night at the bar.

Sorry for the fuzzy camera. :(

Edith did some writing in the morning, but also filled out an application for a penpal.

Then, her and Paolo made plans to meet at the park and hang out.

The mainly just hung out and chatted, learning more about each other. Paolo loves sports, hanging out with his friends, being active, and music. He's a professional athlete.

Their friendship is growing quickly. Their personalities are a bit different, but the result is they enjoy similar activities...spending time with friends, being active, and creative pursuits. I'm guessing this is the secret as to why her relationship with Paolo has already surpassed Gunther depsite their limited time together so far.

Saturday's Summary

Edith and I are trying similar new setups, those hers is more day-focused, and mine is more task-focused. We'll see how this works next week.

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 20 (Friday)

Friday was a day off, but after last night, Edith had planned to take it easy.

Here is Edith's plan for the day.

Edith journaled about her experience last night.

She was inspired to do some writing, but Jesminder and her husband were being noisy, so Edith was getting frustrated.

Later in the day, Gunther came over to play chess, and Jesminder popped over for awhile as well.

After Gunther left, she took a nap and followed that up with some reading and telephone conversations.

Her final bujo summary.

Sorry about the fuzzy quality of the last photo, it was taken in haste.

Thanks for reading! Please leave comments, questions, and suggestions for Edith. I love chatting about the Sims!

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 19 (Thursday)

Edith thought Thursday was just going to be a typical workday, but she was pleasantly surprised....

She started off the day by getting inspired before work. She played around with the lump of clay she keeps in her apartment to get her creative juices flowing.

She made a lovely statue.

After work, she practiced a bit of chess....

...and did some painting.

She made the Pho she had planned to have for dinner that night. After dinner, she planned to read and go to bed early.

However, Maaike invited her to go out to a club in Windenburg. Edith was in a good mood and she was off of work tomorrow, so she agreed.

She ran into Marcus and he introduced her to some of his friends including this guy Paolo, whom she immediately hit it off with. They all chatted outside the club for awhile before heading inside.

The Avant Gardes had a great time hanging out with Partihaus. Edith danced with her crew.

Despite being excellent dancers and a bit intimidating, the members of Partihaus were actually very nice and welcoming.

Edith kept her eye on Paolo the whole evening.

They chatted inside, as best they could...despite the short time they were together, they were starting to form a deep connection.

Edith felt super confident and had an amazing time.

The club was just so energetic and vibrant. She stayed there as late as possible before heading home and crashing.

The completed daily bujo.

Tomorrow's plan.

The Penpal Project: Eugene's Profile

Author's Note: I'm signing up Eugene up to get a penpal through The Penpal Project a place for Sims to be connected with a penpal! This is his application. 

Name: Eugene Misfortune

Age Bracket: Early Young Adult

Profession: None

Number of Penpals: Dunno.

Desire to meet face to face: Nah.

Reasons for joining: I need someone to talk to.

Anything else? Nope.

The Penpal Project: Edith's Profile

Author's Note: I'm signing up Edith to get a penpal through The Penpal Project a place for Sims to be connected with a penpal! This is her application.

Name: Edith Walsh

Age Bracket: Early Young Adult

Profession: Advice Columnist, Author

Number of Penpals: One or two to start. I may write to more if I can find the time.

Interested in meeting face to face? Maybe. If we develop a close friendship, sure, but it isn't necessary.

Reasons for Joining: Making new friends! I love forming close friendships with other Sims. I also really enjoy writing.

Anything else?

Let's see...I don't have kids yet, but I hope to in the not too distant future (as soon as I find a partner). I'm a city girl. I'm a mess, but I don't want to be. I love reading, bright colors, and being creative. I ramble. I'm super excited for this!