Sunday, 31 July 2011

Sullivan on Pinterest

Pinterest is a fantastic site I've been using for a while now, which lets you "pin" images you find online, with a link back to the site the image comes from. It's hard to get more specific than that, because people use it for all different things - possible shopping purchases, decorating ideas for their homes, inspiration for their art or just funny/cute pictures they like. You can also look at the pins of other members and repin them to your own boards.

This morning, I came across a Pinterest account which the pinner was using to catalog all of her Sims downloads. Well, why didn't I ever think of that? After a bit of fumbling, I was able to set up a Sims-only Pinterest account and will be using it to keep track of the things I download. I'm hoping this will let me keep better track of what I have and from where and will also be a good way for you guys to also find new downloads.

Feel free to follow it, if you're a Pinterest member. You should be able to view the board without having to log in though, so no need to create an account unless you really want to. :)

Edit: Just to note that the link to my Pinterest board is also in the welcome post in the sidebar. I can see a lot of people scrolling down to this post to get to the board but eventually, this post will fall off the front page and that's going to be a pain. ;)

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Friday, 29 July 2011


Round 31: June 2034 (Winter)
Rose and Joanna Draper are both 39, Sylvia is 8 and Will and Levi are both 2.
(Wade is 44, Emma is 14, Michael is 3 and Felicity is 11 months old)

Narrated by Joanna Draper

We moved into this house a few months before Will and Levi were born and it was just in time. We could have made it work in our old place, seeing the spare bedroom was definitely big enough for two cribs but it's better here.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011


Round 31: June 2034 (Winter)
last update/next update

Abigail Carmody is 51, Jesse is 49, Mitchell is 15 and Austin and Lauren are both 13.
(Nick is 31, Sarah is 29, Noah is 16, Tim is 14 and Xavier is 13)

Narrated by Mitchell Carmody

I don't understand girls at all. Any of them. I've known Lauren her entire life so you'd think I would at least get her but I don't.

Monday, 25 July 2011

You say it's your birthday, June 2034

Claudia Kirby is nearing the end of her pregnancy now and is making sure 3-year-old Daphne enjoys lots of one-on-one time before she becomes a big sister.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Here it comes

Round 31: May 2034 (Autumn)
Gordon Nott is 38, Lia is 37, Annabel and Georgina are both 10 and Gabriel is 7.
(Ione is 38, Maia is 32, Caitlin is 11, Simon is 9 and Francesca is 3 months old)

Narrated by Lia Nott

Things have thankfully calmed down for our family since Gordon finished law school.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The Horne-Jacobson wedding

Round 31: May 2034 (Autumn)

Miles Horne is 31 and Matilda Jacobson is 28.
I chose my sister Alice to be my flower girl and she was so excited on the big day. Getting a new dress, having her hair done and being allowed a slick of clear lip gloss was all so thrilling for her.

Saturday, 16 July 2011


Round 31: April 2034 (Autumn)
last update/next update

Jace Novak is 77 and Magdalena is 70.
(Lia is 37, Maia is 32, Ethan is 28, Annabel and Georgina are both 10 and Gabriel is 7)

Narrated by Magdalena Novak

Recently, I came down with the flu. I had it a few years back and had to be hospitalised and just hoped I wouldn't have to go through that again.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Lot tour: Nihill Conservatorium

So here is the promised lot tour of Suffolk University's new faculty of music, Nihill Conservatorium. It is named after Charlton Nihill, the first Sim in Sullivan to reach the top of the music career. This roof has been adjusted since I took the picture - it was just a little too steep for my liking.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

This heart attack

Round 31: April 2034 (Autumn)
last update/Adelaide's next update/next update

David Sitko is 52, Kirstin is 50 and Adelaide is 16.
(Kendal is 58, Charlie is 22, Camilla and Lila are both 21, Sebastian is 18 and Grace and Everett are both 4)

Narrated by David Sitko

I thought things might be quieter for our family now that it's just the three of us at home but that hasn't really been true at all.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

One step ahead

Round 31: March 2034 (Autumn)
last update/next update
Chris Draper and Edward Lachance are both 19
(Elspeth is 20 and Lucy is 19)

Narrated by Edward Lachance

Chris and I only just started our sophomore year and it already feels like this year is going to be twice as challenging as last year.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Heart of gold

Round 31: March 2034 (Autumn)
Last updateNext updates: Lila and Sophie/Connor/Josh and Elspeth

Sophie Gottlieb, Lila Sitko and Connor Novak are all 21 and Elspeth Romilly and Josh Royce-Nihill are both 20.
(Audrey and Jack are both 22 and Chris is 19)

Narrated by Sophie Gottlieb

This is my final year of university and honestly, the end can't come soon enough. I picked my major almost randomly. I got to my junior year and I had to pick something so I picked philosophy.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Lot tour: Azure Court Apartments

I built and decorated this lot quite a while ago now but seeing I'd already posted the lot tour at N99, I figured I might as well put it up here as well. If you've already seen this at N99, feel free to skip this. There are no new pics and the text is basically the same. I should have a real update for you in a couple of days!

I had the idea for the exterior for quite a while but wasn't sure if I wanted to bother building apartments. They always sound like such a hassle! As it turns out, it was a bit of a hassle! The apartment doors you'll see in these pictures are custom and supposedly functional - except they're not. So I had to replace them with the EA doors. Ditto for the custom arches I used in the foyer. Still no idea why they didn't work but whatever. Apartments are a pain and I probably will not be building one again!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Extra special bitter

Round 31: March 2034 (Autumn)
last update/next update

Charlie Benton is 22, Camilla Sitko is 21 and Grace and Everett are both 4.
(Tate is 64, Zelda is 59, Olivia is 37, Jacob is 33, Jack is 22 and Jacinta is 4)

Narrated by Charlie Benton

Grace and Everett are four years old now, which I can hardly believe. They just started pre-school and they both love it.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

You say it's your birthday, March 2034

Round 31: March 2034 (Autumn)

Narrated by Susannah Carmody

When I told Sam I was pregnant, he didn't really know what to say. He was quiet for a while and was about as shocked as I was when I found out.

Friday, 1 July 2011


Round 31: February 2034 (Summer)
Liam Weaver is 71, Jonas Lachance is 56, Tatiana is 51, Audrey is 22 and Brendan is 11.
(Susannah is 24, Jack is 22 and Edward is 19)

Narrated by Audrey Lachance

The last week or so has been a really busy one for our family. Mum has the flu and she hasn't felt up to doing her share of the chores lately, so I've taken on a lot of them.