AZUL ESPAÑA (SPANISH BLUE)
Rhett and Sabrina Funke, a/k/a Jeff and Pamela Easter, made a good life with their children in Moonlight Falls. But they knew it would only be a matter of time before Don Luis Carlos de Montoya Solis or the Feds found them. But they weren’t going to run again. It was too hard on the children. BESIDES, Sabrina found a secret weapon…
Sabrina inherited her Aunt Mim’s magic, and she in turn had passed it down to her daughters, Piper and Cara. Piper and Cara had taken to magic like ducks to water. (Their abilities began to manifest as children). Aunt Mim’s close friend and confidante, Avery Goodspeed, knew that Sabrina had the trait that Mim had tried to help Patience, Sabrina’s mom, come to terms with. But Colin, Sabrina’s dad, didn’t believe in magic and took Patience and Sabrina (a/k/a Pamela) away and never allowed Mim to visit. He offered his help in training Sabrina to not only develop her skills, but to control them and use them in defense of her family.
She and Rhett decided that once they moved into their new home on Affinity Island, they would confront Don Solis AND the Feds. Someone was going to jail, and it wasn’t going to be them! Professor Goodspeed had found a home that overlooked the harbor that would be perfect for the large family, and he decided that they would need his assistance when the time came for the confrontation—if nothing more than a caretaker for the younger children. What they didn’t know, and Avery only suspected, was Wyatt was one of THEM. He was special—and would prove to be more powerful than Sabrina and the girls combined… (sound familiar 
The home they moved to was more than they could have dreamed of…the view, the décor, the amenities! Four bedrooms including a nursery, a master suite with a 4-piece ensuite, 3 bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, attached garage, pool and spectacular patios, and a stable for the horse that Cara has always wanted!
If you are interested, I have the end of this story at the end of my post. Enjoy!
:ALARM WARNING! PICTURE HEAVY
The 3rd floor has the master suite, nursery and 3rd bedroom with bath. There is a desk and computer in the hallway. I used Morphead’s Gleam rugs for the wood floors. Thank you for these wonderful floors!
The 2nd floor has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a small reading nook. It also has an open area looking down to the 1st floor entry.
The main floor includes the living room, and ½ bath with laundry. The bonuses on this floor are the exercise/game room and covered patio, or lanai as some call it.
The ground floor boasts a gourmet kitchen, formal dining, storage and magic rooms. The dining room opens to the patio and pool, giving it an open and airy feel.
This is my first attempt at a waterfall, and I think it turned out pretty well for my first time.
KITCHEN/DINING/MAIN FLOOR/LANAI (COVERED PATIO)
I would like to thank the usual people involved with this challenge for pushing me to my limits in creativity and building skill—Qbuilderz for this amazing challenge, the judges for their herculean efforts in judging, and last but certainly not least, the other creators and designers in this contest for answering so many questions for beginners like me. I apologize that the pictures are not perfect, but this is my 2nd build for this challenge. The first was finished and pictures taken, but found that the stairs were not traversable and showed they weren't working. I was unable to "fix" them, so had to start over at that point.
I drew inspiration for this build from the Monte Vista World after setting it in every other world within Sims 3. It seemed the best fit for this final challenge build. However, there weren’t any “ideal” spots to place it in Monte Vista for the story that was forming in my mind, so I set off to find an island that was suited for the build. I found it in all places on the Sims 3 Exchange! It’s a beautiful, empty world that had all the necessary components of what I was looking for.
In order to create this home, it was also necessary to search high and low for Spanish-themed wall and floor patterns, furniture and objects. I also wanted to make sure I had the best objects to decorate the home as realistically as possible. Therefore, be warned---it is CC heavy.
Mods Used in this build:
Velocitygrass: Remove Stencils, etc. Mods
Granthes: OMSP – I finally learned how to use it!
Misukisu's Door Opener Mod
Stone Tile Pattern by Sailfindragon
Patterns-carpet, quilted fabric, wallpaper from Purplepaws
Carpet by Jane Samborski
Tufted Brushed Velvet Pattern from Glachaille
Retaining Walls by Flabiliki
Tile on Marble/Lush Carpet by Simmiller
Fractional Walls by Alexpilgrim
Simple Shower Tub and Backless Shower by HugeLunatic
DIY Build Set by Armiel
True Reflective Floors by Morphead
EDIT: CASTable Chimney by Armiel
Book of Shadows by Magicdawn
French County Kitchen by Shino&KCR
Orinoko Bedroom Set by Gosik. Items used:
- Small Picture
- Reed Infuser
- Crane Sculpture Small
- Curtains: Left, right, and double
Arezzo Bathroom by Angela
GlamCottage Kitchen Painting by Deeiutza
Dawn Forever 1 & 2 by Ung999
Isabella de Porcel Portrait by doon27
19th Century Spanish Ceramic Tile II by Hela69
19th Century Spanish Ceramic Tile by Hela69
“Santa Barbara” Ceramic Tile by Ireveles18
“Cadiz” Ceramic Tile by Ireveles18
Grapes of Nectary Table Lamp
Grapes of Nectary Dining Chair
Vineyard Vittles Table
Vineyard Vittles Shelf
Lovely Luminosity Lamp
Cutesy Canopy Crib
Hacienda Luxury Set
Harvest Time Painting
This home was built on an empty world created by SimExpert Jared, so I want to give a shout out to him for creating this beautiful island for me to build on:
Affinity Island by SimExpertJared
Tuscan Bistro Set by MK. Items used:
Rattan Outdoor Set by JS. Items used:
- Coffee Table
Simply Elegant Curtains by Gelydh
Bird Garden by LilyoftheValley
Lace Tablecloth Set
The rest of the pictures are either World Packs or made by me and my best friend.
Once everyone was settled in the new home on Affinity Island, Sabrina took Rhett aside and explained her plan to him. “I’ve learned a new potion that will erase memories, Rhett. We can give that potion to Don Solis. Piper can put a good luck charm on Agent Carson of the FBI, and he will be able to capture Don Solis while he’s without memory of us!” “The only problem is getting Don Solis to take the potion from me AND making sure Agent Carson doesn’t bother us again. I think I can do that by having the Professor transmogrify me into one of Don Solis’s maids, and bring him a juice with the potion mixed in. The Professor said he would call Agent Carson and tell him that he overheard someone talking about Don Solis visiting Moonlight Falls.”
Rhett agreed it sounded like a solid plan, and asked what his role was going to be. Sabrina explained to him that she needed him to stay with Cara and Wyatt. “They will be safe and you will be too.” With that, Sabrina gave Rhett a good long kiss and said, “Wish us luck, my love”, and she, Piper and Professor Goodspeed took off in the Vorunda.
What Sabrina didn’t tell Rhett was that in order for the plan to work, she would have to contact Don Solis and Agent Carson and arrange a meeting with both---without them realizing that it was a setup. Professor Goodspeed set about getting all the materials necessary for the potions and spells, Piper practiced her spell on Professor Goodspeed with mixed results—sometimes they received the lucky charm, and sometimes…..well, they just weren’t the same for a while…..
Meanwhile, Sabrina went to the old house in Moonlight Falls for one last look, and to pick up a few things they had forgotten. While in the attic, Sabrina heard someone moving around downstairs. She looked out the attic window and saw a strange black sedan parked at the end of the drive. Don Solis!!!! She frantically called the Professor and told him of her plight. He told her to sit tight. He was on his way.
As she waited anxiously for Professor Goodspeed to arrive, she thought of all the years they had spent running from this man, and from the FBI. The more she thought about it, the madder she got. She threw the items in her hand across the room, and decided she had had enough! She was tired of fearing for her family’s safety from the likes of Don Solis, and she was tired of trying to hide from the FBI because all they wanted was Don Solis! They didn’t care about her safety, Rhett’s safety, or the safety of their children.
She decided she would confront Don Solis right then. She had become a powerful witch. While she abhorred violence, she loved her family more. Before she got down the back staircase though, she heard the Professor’s car. She waited on the stairs to see what his plan was.
The Professor wasn’t playing around apparently. With the wave of his hand, he threw Don Solis’s bodyguards halfway across the living room! He told Don Solis, “Enough is enough! You have terrified my goddaughter and her family long enough you hoodlum!” Don Solis reached inside his coat and at that moment, he froze in place! “What is this sorcery old man!?” said Don Solis.
Professor Goodspeed just smiled and said, “It’s a family heritage!” Without realizing what she had done, Sabrina had come out of the stairwell and ran in front of the Professor to shield him. She raised her hands as if to ward off an attack, but instead, she had frozen Don Solis’s movement!
With the potion the Professor had brought with him, Sabrina walked over to Don Solis and said, “You will forget about my family. My husband hasn’t done anything to harm you…and we are tired of running.” She uncorked the potion, poured it into Don Solis’s mouth, shut his mouth and told him to swallow. He had no choice…he either swallowed the potion that tasted strangely of honey and juice, or drown from it. He chose to swallow………
Three days later, Rhett brought the paper in and showed Sabrina the headlines, “DRUG LORD CAPTURED AT ABANDONED FARM”. They embraced and walked out to the patio where Piper and the younger children were reading. Piper looked up and saw her parents’ faces and knew their running days were over. She looked down at Cara and said, “I think you will be able to get that horse now”, and with a wink at her mom, she said, “And I’m going to get a dog!” THE END
God will never give you more than you can handle--my mother