For me Christmas is all about the children. In Denmark we often say “Julen er børnenes fest”, which literally translates to “Christmas is the children’s party” – so when I found this old article in issue 14 I had to share it with you guys!
Baby’s First Christmas
Christmas babies are gifts enough for any home but especially so for a couple who tried unsuccesfully for years before their most cherished dream become a reality.
Read the full article in issue 14
It is easy to pine for snow, but a lot of us, now that we are just not going to get any snow – because we never do. So rather than pine for something you can never have, you will be happier if you stop romanticing frozen water and start trying to make the best of the climate you actually live in. Like Moxxa has done in this beautiful beach house in Sims 2.
Sun, sea, surf and Christmas?
Ah, Christmas. The season of goodwill and merry cheers is upon us. That special time of year when snow covers the ground, the roads are slippery, it’s cold and dark and dreary and we struggle though overcrowded stores knocking elbows with frustrated shoppers. Wouldn’t you just love a chance to get away from it all? […]
Read the rest of the article and see the amazing pictures in issue 25
Once upon a time we ran a challenge that celebrated the festivals of light that all the winter holidays really are. Especially for us living up nearer the polar circle where the days are short and the nights long and dark.
Celebration of Light
Christmas is the time of year when we go crazy in decorating. We love giving our home a special look to celebrate this holiday: Garlands, wreaths, trees alight with candles, gift boxes.
See the challenge pictures in issue 20
Christmas is creeping closer with seven mile boats. We can all use some inspiration on how to spice up the decorations this year. A few years back we interviewed Maron and she gave us a stack of beautiful christmas pictures for the issue.
Modern Christmas with Maron
I can’t really explain it. Every time I browse though the albums on BlackPearlSims, I keep coming back to hers. The way she edits pictures, the atmosphere, the style, the picture taking angles even the way every piece of furniture and clutter is brilliantly placed – all that made me her biggest fan. Who is she? Her name is Maron.
Read the rest of the interview in issue 25
With the holidays inspiring us to spend some time in game, it might also be time to start up a new household and then you run into the fact that you don’t have any freaking starter homes. I found this old article on how to build and decorate on a starter budget for Sims 2, 3 & 4!
Start it Up
We’ve all been there – that thrill that you get when you start to play a new family i the Sims. And then comes the realization that they can only the barest of bare homes on their meager starter budget. Of course, you simply must they to build or renovate somethings for them because, let’s face it, EA/Maxis starter homes dingy at best! So, here are our tips for getting the most out of that starter budget.
Read the rest of the article in issue 34
This is one of my favourite builds especially because it was inspired by one of the most crazy pictures I have handed out in “Inspired by Nature”. I don’t know about you, but doing something this pretty based on a toad under a mushroom stool, is pretty awe inspiring. Saprophyte really rocked this nature as inspiration challenge.
From Nature with Love
Many of us often forget the sheer beauty of Mother Nature and how inspiring she can be. Yet all the colours and textures you could possibly need are right on your doorstep. […]
Read the rest of the article and see the pictures in issue 25, where you will also find holiday inspiration.
While looking though the old articles while updating the Article List, I found a wonderful interview we did last year with 13pumpkin. The pictures are just beautiful and the style is still very much the holiday style of this year.
We sat down with 13pumpkin and ‘picked her brain’ on what inspires her and whatnot, her inspirations and favourites. Just for this occation Down build and decorated a holiday house in her own style, with tons of realistic details, the beautify of white and the charming wintery atmosphere. […]
Read the rest of the article in issue 35