The Sims 4: Building Desert Flamingo


Desert Flamingo for The Sims 4 is a one bedroom, one bathroom, ultra modern home built in the desert landscape of Oasis Springs. It features a large open living space, a rooftop deck, garden, pool, and outdoor fireplace!

You can download Desert Flamingo from The Sims 4 Gallery today! Find more of my creations on The Sims 4 Gallery by searching for Origin ID: TheSimified or via hashtag #Simified.

The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat Screenshots


Along with the announcement of The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat, The Sims Team shared some screenshots showing off some of the new items coming with the game pack, and the new world (also coming with the pack), Granite Falls!

I seriously can’t wait until January! Granite Falls looks like a great world to build in. :D

The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat Coming January 2015


There’s a new official blog on that talks about what a game pack is for The Sims 4, and announces the first game pack, Outdoor Retreat, coming in January 2015!

I have been working with members of The Sims 4 team on something fun. I am excited to share it with you all, as I know it’s going to allow you to tell even more unique and wonderful stories with your Sims.

Two words. Game Pack. What is a Game Pack you ask? Game Packs are unique to The Sims 4. Our first Game Pack – The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat – will be coming out in January 2015, but before we talk about that, let’s talk about what a Game Pack is.

About nine years ago, during The Sims 2 days, we introduced Stuff Packs to The Sims franchise to change up the way you could customize your Sim stories. Stuff Packs were focused on a specific theme and included clothing, hairstyles, furniture and décor.

For The Sims 4, we wanted to continue that tradition while giving you even MORE opportunities to craft the stories you want, since a Game Pack provides new gameplay features, new objects and new clothing based around one central theme. Being able to expand your gameplay through a Game Pack allows us to give you some of the things you’ve been asking for and it’s something we are really excited about.

So, what can you expect from the first Game Pack in early 2015? Well, you’re going to take your Sims to Granite Falls to visit and explore an all-new destination. The woods are packed with gameplay possibilities. Campfire songs, weenie roasts and bear costumes, oh my!

So there’s a little tasty news to chew on, keep an eye out for more!

Later, Simmers!
-SimGuru Grant

The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat Game Pack will be available in January 2015 for $20 (USD). More information will be available in January.

The Sims 4: Building Noelle 12


Noelle 12 for The Sims 4 is a holiday themed cottage collaboration between myself and SimplyNando. Noelle 12 features two bedrooms and two bathrooms in a very small footprint with holiday items throughout. Thank you to SimplyNando for collaborating with me for this build!

You can download Noelle 12 from The Sims 4 Gallery today! Find more of my creations on The Sims 4 Gallery by searching for Origin ID: TheSimified or via hashtag #Simified.

The Sims 4: How To Redeem The Holiday Celebration Pack


Along with today’s Careers Update for The Sims 4, a Holiday Celebration Pack was launched bringing festive holiday items and clothing for your Sims! Best of all, the Holiday Celebration Pack is completely free! Below are the steps to redeem the Holiday Celebration Pack.

Redeem your free Holiday Celebration Pack with these easy steps:

  1. The Holiday Celebration Pack can be unlocked by logging into Origin and launching The Sims 4.
  2. Banners within the main menu and Gallery of The Sims 4 will appear with the option to redeem the “Holiday Celebration Pack.”
  3. Click on the respective banner to surface an in-game pop up that will place the Holiday Celebration Pack in your shopping cart.
  4. No payment information will be required to check out.
  5. You will then be directed to an order confirmation page. Click the “Close” button.
  6. After closing, you will receive a notification that your content is preparing for download.
  7. Click the “Ok” button.
  8. Once the download is complete, a notification will inform you that the Holiday Celebration Pack has been successfully installed.
  9. You will need to restart The Sims 4 in order to see content from the Holiday Celebration Pack in your game.
  10. Alternatively, you can also redeem the Holiday Celebration Pack via Simply follow the instructions to download and install the pack into your game.



The Sims 4: Top 10 Things About The Careers Update


The Sims Team has pulled out all the stops to give us a great “Careers Update” for The Sims 4. Not only does it include two new careers for your Sims, Athletic and Business, but loads more content and the return of the moveobjects cheat!

We’ve been so excited to see all the creativity from our players following the free Ghosts and Pools Updates. We look forward to seeing what you do with the four new career paths that we’ve added in today’s Update. We snuck a few surprises in too! Here are the top ten things you need to know:

  • Two New Business Career Paths: Your Sims can now work their way up the corporate ladder to become an Angel Investor or a Business Tycoon.
  • Two New Athletic Career Paths: Your Sims can now make a living working up a sweat as a Hall of Famer or Mr. or Ms. Solar System.
  • New Outfits: Each career will have career-specific outfits that will update as your Sims advance through the levels of their new career track, including a gold tracksuit!
  • New Objects and Interaction Rewards:  Sims will be rewarded with special objects and unlock interactions unique to the career of their choice as they level up. Will your Sim give fake investment tips or offer to “pump up” a fellow Sim?
  • New Career Reward Rooms: As your Sim moves through their career, they will unlock career reward rooms found in Build Mode to help you create the ultimate in Athletic or Business home décor.
  • New Gallery Updates: We’ve added some new gallery updates like advanced and modded filters. To take a peek at all that is included with this month’s game update, read our patch notes here.
  • Strictly Business Gnome: While other gnomes laze around your garden or relax poolside, the Strictly Business Gnome has no time for that. With briefcase in hand, he’s got places to go, calls to make, meetings to attend.
  • Move Objects Cheat: Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, this update also includes the Move Objects Cheat! The Move Objects Cheat allows players to create unique objects by combining two or more items. For example, a player can combine a bed and curtains to create a canopy bed. You can use the cheat with any object. Or you could just make a really cluttered room!
    • To activate the cheat:
      1. Type Ctrl-Shift-C to bring up the game’s console.
      2. Enter “testingcheats true”
      3. Enter “bb.moveobjects”
      4. Enter “Ctrl-Shift-C” to close the dialog box
      5. To turn off the cheat, repeat steps 1-4.

Note, once the cheat is off, you can’t move the affected objects. If you do, the “moveobject” ability will be lost.

  • Holiday Sweaters: It wouldn’t be a holiday update without sweaters! Fans voted for Sweater #4 and we managed to sneak in a couple more, so your Sims can celebrate in style.
  • Holiday Décor: The holiday cheer doesn’t end there! The Holiday Celebration Pack will have festive décor and offer other interesting twists to your Sim’s wardrobe. For more info in how to download this fabulous free festive pack, see this post.


The Sims 4: Building Retro Living


Retro Living for The Sims 4 is a collaboration between myself and fellow Simmer, SimsBuilds. Retro Living is a retro styled home from the outside to the inside with the furnishing. I built Retro Living while SimsBuilds furnished. Thank you to SimsBuilds for collaborating with me for the furnishing of the build!

You can download Retro Living from The Sims 4 Gallery today! Find more of my creations on The Sims 4 Gallery by searching for Origin ID: TheSimified or via hashtag #Simified.

The Sims 4: Building Blueberry Traditional


Blueberry Traditional for The Sims 4 is another home for the Building On A Budget series. Blueberry Traditional is a small and cozy one bedroom, one bathroom home with all the amenities your Sims will need. And best of all it’s under $50,000 Simoleons!

You can download Blueberry Traditional from The Sims 4 Gallery today! Find more of my creations on The Sims 4 Gallery by searching for Origin ID: TheSimified or via hashtag #Simified.

The Sims 4: Building An Industry First


An Industry First is a nightclub built in Willow Creek for The Sims 4. An Industry First is the first community type lot I’ve build for The Sims 4. The lot is a brick and modern style nightclub that features two bars, plenty of dining space, a rooftop pool, and more! An Industry First is only for the snootiest of Sims.

You can download An Industry First on The Sims 4 Gallery today! Find more of my creations on The Sims 4 Gallery by searching for Origin ID: TheSimified or via hashtag #Simified.