Attack of the Green Thumb

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No building is complete without some green stuff and some colour thrown in. Some great garden sets are :

Manor House Garden by Phoenix Phaerie

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The pond in July by Macarossi

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Landscape set from Suza at Simply Styling

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Replendant Garden by Kate at Parsimonious

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Also by Kate the Eponymous Garden

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Also at Parsimonious is some great terrains by Salix Tree like this one

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And some gorgeous variations of that Terrain by Gwenke (these are all a must have in my game!)

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Just remember with terrainpaint if you use it in a lot you MUST include it in the file if you are uploading the lot, thats even if its a pay item, or else the whole lot will flash blue!

A lovely garden set by Hannie at BPS

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A ton of plastic flowers and no care flowers with butterflies and usual animations from Chrissy at ts2 creations

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A beautiful patio and garden set from Honeywell

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The Bemuda Set by Alex-Stanton

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If you want a lovely garden with no work then you will need the perfect plants hack from Simbology

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To get some stunning water colours for your ponds you can use these pond water colours from Targa

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Would you like a scarecrow that scares then check out Carrigons hack

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Also by Carrigon is a harvest hack

This hack will give you the option to make your garden plots and trees harvestable immediately. You also get an option to infest the crops or trees with bugs.

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For more garden hacks check out the Wiki

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Ive decided to update my pastel way lots, they were looking a bit tired, and as well as hosting them with my other downloads at BPS Im also going to host them here.

Starting with one Pastel Way

This was the first Pastel Way lot I made, the plan then was to make a few and that was it, but they just kept on coming!
This lot has a home business all set to go if you wish to keep at as a home business, feel free to take the flowers out and make it into a basement room or something.

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Little finishing touches

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I like my builds to be quite authentic looking, well the stuff I make for myself more than downloaded lots as it can create too much cc, (IMO there is no thing as too much cc!)

I just found Riekus’s new upload which made me think of all those little touches that make a house. She’s made some lovely little cat flaps, and they are super cute! (though Im not really a cat person!)

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Another really great detail is light switches, theres a few of these floating around. I think Kevinshope was the first, Im sure it was up there with the first anyway.

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He also did a bunch of others, plus electrical outlets and vents, make sure you check out his profile

Some outlets, plugs and switches for a more industrial look can be found by MustLuvCatz

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While we’re on the subject of MustLuvCatz theres a few other items of awesomeness she has created (more than a few but make sure you check them all out!!)

Theres the air con system

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Some wallpaper edging to hide seams when you have two different wallpapers.

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This great looking chimney

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And heres a complete stroke of genius – The Treehouse Tree!

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As I said if you dont already know about MLC items go and check it all out!

Another old item that still is going strong is this hot water heater by nikkibailey

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And that wonder MLC went and fixed it up a bit too, and made it all shiny and new!

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Another creator that makes great stuff to give those little finishing touches is CoolDadx4. Like this great gutter system

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And the utility pole set

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With a revamp by Bagfran here

For some beautiful ceiling medallions check out yuxi’s at GOS

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Also I dont/wont link to TSR very often but these are quite nice too by hatshepsut

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As usual hope you’ve found something useful to use. And Im also bored if anyone wants a house or something searching for let me know and I can build/help find!! 😀

TS3-TS2 Conversions

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I adore TS3 conversions, dont like the game but like some of the stuff that gets converted. I have already linked to a few previously, sorry if I double post!

One of the nicest completed sets I’ve seen in awhile is The Grant Park set by Tinkle (lets face it anything by Tinkle is spectacular!)

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Theres also a part two, and its glorious!

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Also by Tinkle is the square grid window

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Next we have some stunning roof deco/facades by Hafiseazale

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For the keen gardner theres this lovely set converted by Joyful_Girl

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A reposited and recoloured set by andavri can be found here, need to register but its worth it!

And another reposited and slaved set exists by MustLuvCatz

Still on the green thumb theme we have some lovely lavender by SegaWorldProductions

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Another stunning set by Tinkle is the Florida Window set

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For buildings that require a bit of security try some barbed wire fences and gates by Curious B

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Heres a stunning clock window conversion by Elena

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Heres just a bunch of random cool stuff by Hafiseazale, make sure you check the post carefully lots here!!

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Thats about it for today, hope you found something new and useful! 🙂

Ladders and Stairs

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Sorry I havnt been about much lately, need to try and update every day!

I love using ladders for attics, tree houses, fire escapes and the like. Gives it all a bit of relism!

The original ladder to come onto the scene was Targas ladder. It looked great but didnt have the animations.

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From Targas ladder came Marvines ladder, with custom animations.

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One of my favourite ladders/stairs is Salix’s loft stairs

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A great looking staircase for attics is spaiks floding staircase

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Recolours by Kim

Some stairs I really love are these ones by Sherry, the download is no longer available at Simscave so Riekus very nicely made some lovely recolours and included the mesh.

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Some really unique stairs that look so great in game are these ‘dresser’ stairs by nixy

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A nice looking ladder that looks good but isnt functional is Retail Sims fire escape stairs. Theres also a newer mesh made by Mocha to sit under windows. If you use invisible stairs  then they can function like normal stairs.

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Recolours by Sims2Design

Another non function ladder great to make nice looking fire escapes is this ladder by Fiddledeedee, post number 4.

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Will add some more at a later time, being kicked off so the hubby can watch Rugby!!!!