Hello!! πŸ™‚ Guess what day is today! No, guess! Okay, I’ll tell you: It’s one day before the day I officially started this blog last year and I couldn’t wait any longer to post this! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Do I sound excited? That’s because I am! πŸ˜„

First of all, I have to say this: A year ago I never expected to find such a welcome, supportive and amazing community. I am so happy that I took the decision to start this blog and that I got to know you all. This has been one hell of a year (I mean it in a good way of course)! ❀

Sooo… I was thinking really hard about what to do for this special day (technically it’s tomorrow, but whatever – MOVING ON, lol). Eventually I decided to take a trip down memory lane and dig out several pictures from my game folder which, for one reason or another, didn’t make it to the chapters.

BEWARE: There’s a crapload of pictures waiting for you in this post, so they may take a while to load. Now you have been warned, so let’s begin! πŸ˜€

First one is the following, which was taken before I even started this legacy (it was just a test save). But I had to share cause I love how Jared stares at Rose’s ahem… upper area. I mean, look at where his gaze is fixated! Naughty naughty..! πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

But be not deceived. Despite his charming, amorous facade, Jared Frio was a complete and utter asshole, especially in the early days of my game. And I have the pictures to prove it:


But I love him. And I kinda want to be fair here. Sunset Valley’s bad babe is not all bad. Just a bit… misunderstood? And I think he eventually proved it. After all, he has a soft spot for babies and toddlers, which is (almost) always a good sign:

He can bravely take care of his new wife on their honeymoon by putting out a huge fire before the firefighter even arrives (what is it with Champs Les Sims and fire in my games?):

That firefighter was not happy he got replaced, lol!

He was willing to work two jobs in order to ensure his family would have everything they ever wanted, including working in a bar serving people he had some major beef with:

Remember Molly’s “accountant”? …Um… awkwaaaard!

And he was not afraid to show his romantic side, especially to the person he believed it mattered the most:

Now, going through these old pictures, I remembered that I had not intended for Jared and Rose’s special night to take place in Jared’s house. I had downloaded a fabulous italian restaurant (the one I’m mentioning in my disclaimer page – which I urgently need to update now that I think about it), and I even took several photos for that chapter:

But there was a problem: why would Molly constantly threaten Jared to work at the diner if another fine dining establishment existed in Sunset Valley? It made no sense! So it was decided: the special dinner would be hosted at the Frio residence! After all, it was also the building closest to a bed πŸ˜‰

Talk about a VIP section!

I also had a minor storyline in mind, where Rose would eventually give in to Christopher for a while, after Jared would have been a total jerk to her (I don’t remember which time lol), but then she would be pining over Jared etc etc… it obviously got scratched. But, I have the pictures to show for it!

I have no idea what Gunther Goth is pretending to do there in the back, lol

Of course it would end badly before it would even begin πŸ’”:

Another small detail: when those two lovelies went to Twinbrook, I wanted Jared to get in a fight at that bar – the opponent didn’t matter, the only thing that would stay the same was that he would again, hit on Rose and Jared would flip. Initially it was this loser:

But I didn’t like how miserable he seemed in the end, so the Sinbad idea was born 😈

Aaand… last but not least, remember their beautiful wedding? Well, let’s see how beautiful it actually was:

Ok, fairly normal
*sigh* Why does nobody ever sit where they’re supposed to be sitting?
Miss Myrtle! Pay attention to your dear Rose’s vows exchange, please!
Yup, a lot of people peed on that floor.

So after this glorious remembrance, let’s move onto gen 2! πŸ˜€ I don’t have that many pictures here (did I hear someone sighing in relief?!) because gen 1 was born out of extensive gameplay while gen 2 was mainly planned. But don’t you all worry! 😁 There are still some picture to share. πŸ˜‰

At first we have Calla showing off her ballet moves to her grandad and Jesse making fun of her:

Calla, as a teen, making one of her precious faces lol:

This was how Skye was originally supposed to look like. I had a whole other story for her because her dad would be Sinbad’s roommate (Goodwin Goode or something), but I never liked her like this – so I changed her and, unfortunately for her, changed her story as well.

I think she looks way better now ❀ (and yes, I wanted to show Dylan’s silly face too πŸ˜‹)

Another thing (I swear, I’m almost done!): One of Calla’s traits that I have not fleshed out properly – if not at all – is dramatic. I laugh really hard whenever she fake passes out at the most irrelevant moments possible! One of those times was during the twins’ birthday party at the bar, trying to draw everyone’s attention:

Here we can see Calla feeling particularly theatrical – we can also see half of Jesse’s butt.

While I was writing the chapter where Jesse and Skye spent a whole day together (as friends), I had planned several things for them to do – including eating hot dogs from a cart, doing karaoke contests and Jesse being gross and eating dirt in front of Skye (that’s the daredevil trait alright *sigh*), but all this would make for a pretty boring chapter so I never included any of it. But here come the pictures!


Some more silly pictures of the twins and their friends/family:

At the top left we have half sister Emily and cousin Basil, and at the bottom right we have Calla rejecting Dylan once more

I have no idea why I never included these pictures. The elevator woohoo animation is awesome (especially after the deed, where they fix their clothes lmao), plus I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to show a couple more photos of my current favorite couple ❀ :

I bet Mrs White would not be happy if she knew what was happening inside her elevator!

Aaaand last but not least, a cute picture I found with those two from one of my test saves, before this generation had officially begun:

I think I have showed everything I wanted to show you! I hope I didn’t bore you with all these random pictures and that you enjoyed this as much as I did..! πŸ˜€ Now I have three more photos for you before this post is over and then I’m done, I promise!

I had mentioned before that I have already started fiddling a bit with generation 3 – which is a little ridiculous since we’re not that close to the current gen’s ending, but oh well. So the following pictures are two moodboards and one sneak peek of generation 3, which  I really wanted to share!

Thank you so much for bearing with me! πŸ˜€ I hope I will have the next chapter ready for you soon – I know I’m super late again but I promise, I’m working on it..!

Thank you so much for reading! ❀

30 thoughts on “One year blogiversary!!

  1. Congratulations on your blogiversary! It was a lot of fun watching these pictures and seeing Jared being a jerk. I have to agree about the elevator woohoo animation, it is great. I know I used it on Cecily and Brady who… you know nothing about. Yeah, that’s my side story in Polish. What’s funny, is that they, too, live in Starlight Shores, but I’m a bit afraid of messing up if I tried to include them in this blog story.
    Calla is dramatic? I never knew!
    I love the pictures from the restaurant. So classy β™₯
    This last photo is gorgeous!
    Don’t worry, people rarely seat at my weddings, too. Gemma’s one was a shocker for me.
    BTW, it’s so funny we both started out in May, you began reading my story around my blogiversary, which is the 20th! I have something fun in store. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you so much!! ❀ I know I posted this early, but I was never known for my patience, lol!
      I think the pictures with Jared being a jerk were my favorite part, lol!
      Those weddings are always a disaster, but at least they can make for some mighty funny pictures!
      The last picture is heavily edited so that their faces don't show, but I wanted to include it cause it gives a feel for gen 3 – which I already love πŸ’•
      I remember that I read your story during your blogiversary! And I think I was still catching up when you made your special post so I was late to comment, lol! I guess I was still learning the ropes then! πŸ˜€ I really look forward to seeing what you have in store for us this year! Soon πŸ˜‰

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  2. Happy blogversary (tomorrow)! πŸ˜€ This was a fun look at some pictures that were cut out. I really like seeing all of it. Like Jowita said – it was great fun seeing Jared being a jerk πŸ˜› and wow, he really was a jerk. Rose is a true saint for putting up with it all.
    Your moodboards and the sneakpeek are just wonderful. I can’t wait to see what’s in store! So here’s to another year of your lovely blog πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Thank you so much! ❀ I'm late for the next chapter, so I might as well make up for it with this early post, lol!
      Jared was such a jerk! In the past, whenever I played in SV I would have all my simmies avoid him at any cost! πŸ˜‚ Rose is a superhero for putting up with him!
      The truth is, I can't wait to start gen 3 as well! Thank you so much! πŸ’•

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  3. Happy blogiversary! What a great post this is, too! You don’t know how much I enjoyed Jared the Jerk pics. hahaha I was laughing the whole time I was scrolling. That Rose has a heart of gold. lol

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  4. Happy (almost) blogiversary! πŸ˜€ ❀
    I love the collection of photos for the different kinds of jerks Jared was at the beginning, haha. He was a jerk we were rooting for though :’) Those restaurant pics were so lovely~ It sucks when you take the time to stage and shoot photos only to scrap them from the story, but at least they are seeing the light of day now πŸ™‚ The wedding photos were hilarious, I’ve only ever had one wedding in the history of my sim playing and attempting to maneuver all the guests was a nightmare XD Calla being dramatic is kind of unexpected, haha. Again, I can’t wait to see more of her *cough* and Dylan *cough*
    Ooh~ those moodboards are pretty – I like the mystery of characters in the photo at the end there. Can’t wait to meet them!
    I didn’t realize we started using our blogs at almost the same time πŸ˜€ Here’s to another great year! ❀ ❀ ❀

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    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ˜„ ❀
      Hehe, I loved digging out those pictures – I knew I would share them someday! 😁 And I was so bummed when I realized I couldn't use that restaurant (me and my consistency issues, lol)! But Jared got to show off his cooking skills so it was all good in the end πŸ˜‰
      Calla is dramatic! Even I can't believe it – maybe I figured it didn't suit her so much eventually! Hmmm your wish will soon(-ish) be granted πŸ˜‰ I can't wait for them to finally get it on! 😁
      And I can't wait for you to finally meet gen 3! I'm already excited about it – even though my favorite jerk will be a grandpa by then 😭
      Thank you so much! ❀ ❀ ❀

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    I can’t believe it has already been 1 year. Where did the time go?!?!
    I love the Jared the Jerk photos. He was a jerk, but we were rooting for him. 😁
    Sim weddings never go as planned. And those faces that Calla makes are hilarious πŸ˜‚.
    And it wouldn’t be a blogiversary post if there wasn’t a picture of Ms. White.

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    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ˜„ ❀
      I can't believe it either!
      Jared was a major jerk, but at least he was funny and he made up for it in the end! 😁
      Ah, those weddings! I seriously dread the next one (but I love the pictures afterwards)!
      And I knew you of all people would appreciate Mrs White's appearance! πŸ˜‰ ❀

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  6. YAY! Congratulations, this a great milestone! ❀
    The whole commentary on the post had me rolling πŸ˜‚ Jared's such an asshole but so funny to read about. And the wedding pictures made me die inside, lmao. Sims are so disrespectful and uncooperative at weddings smh. This is why I give you idiots no freedom!
    Oh man, those moodboards have got me excited! A travel/island generation? This looks like it's going to be dreamy πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you so much! ❀ It's so great (though it still feels like yesterday that I registered)!
      Hehe, I'm so happy you enjoyed it! I had a blast revisiting those pictures as well! 😁
      That is so true! The only way to have a nice wedding in this game is to strip everyone off their freedom, lol!
      Yep, it's an island/travel generation (mainly the island part)! I'm already pretty excited and I really hope you'll like it too! πŸ˜€

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      1. You are welcome. It’s awesome how much gameplay is far different from stories especially those which are plotted.
        I am glad you are feeling welcome in this community . The Simlit community is maybe the best sub-community you can meet because it the only one who kept the values and the essence of the true sims community.

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  7. Happy blogiversary!!!! I enjoyed seeing what really goes on in your game. Jerk Jared pics were hilarious πŸ˜‚ And ooh, those moodboards and the last romantic pic have me dying to see what’s coming next!!

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    1. Thank you so much! ❀
      Lol, I had to show those pictures at some point, and I'm so glad you liked them!
      Oh man, I'm dying to get started on gen 3! (But I have to finish this one first and I'm so slow lately..!😭) I really hope you'll like it! ❀

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  8. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary!
    I loved all these pictures, especially the last one! I can’t wait to find out who they are. I wish I could plan as well as you, you’ve already started on your third generation! Your mood boards show some pretty pictures, so I’m excited to see the location of the next generation.
    I hope to see another one of your blogivesary’s up on my Reader next year too 😊

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    1. Thank you so much! πŸ˜„ ❀
      I'm so happy you like those pictures! The problem with planning ahead though is that I'm slowing down on finishing the current one – which I must eventually do, lol!
      I really hope for everyone to still be here next year too! ❀

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  9. Congratulations on your blog adversary πŸ™‚ behind the scene of your story is a great idea, nice to see you having some fun with it πŸ™‚ but Mrs White looks very scary, I wouldn’t like to met her in a dark ally, not with this look anyway, thanks for sharing, and giving us all a good laugh! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much! πŸ˜€ I had a great time going back to the earlier days with those pictures, and I’m so happy you enjoyed it too! πŸ™‚ ❀
      Lol, Mrs White is definitely not a person you would want to meet in a dark alley all by yourself, lmao! πŸ˜‚

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  10. LOL! The many varieties of Jared’s jerkiness are what I remember most from every time I hooked some poor Sim up with him. Seriously, though, you made generation 3 look really intriguing… it’ll be fun to find out what you’re planning. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

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    1. Thank you so much! πŸ˜€
      Lol, Jared is certainly a sim who makes an impression, hehe! I remember I used to make my sims avoid him at all costs but Rose had a different opinion on that matter..! 😁
      I really look forward to starting gen 3 – although there are still things to be written in the current gen… oh well!
      Thank you so much for your comment! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much! ❀
      Lol, those were dark days indeed (although I can't say I didn't have fun writing about it 😁)!
      I'm so glad the moodboards got you excited – I know I am too!
      Thank you so much for your comment! πŸ˜€

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