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Home Street- How to Increase Your Storage

The question I have been asked most about Home Street so far is ‘how do I increase my storage?’ and ‘where is my storage?’

Where is the storage/storeroom?

Your storage is this shelving unit:

If you click on it you can see all the items you have made and collected, you also have a capacity, once you reach the capacity you have to increase your storage so you can store more items. Click on increase storage:

You will need items to increase your storage, these will change each time you increase the storage. If you don’t know how to find an item click on the question mark and it will say something like ‘measuring tape occasionally drops when completing jobs’ this means when you complete jobs you have a chance of finding measuring tapes but you aren’t guaranteed to find them so it can take some time!

Check out my Home Street: The Basics post if you are unsure about jobs

Where can I get notebooks and other items?

Notepads occasionally drop when completing jobs:

Below I have listed some items and how you can find them, this is just the ones I know about so far!

  • Encyclopedia- occasionally drops when completing jobs
  • Portrait- make on the easel
  • Landscape- make on the easel
  • Still Life Painting- make on the easel
  • Measuring tape- occasionally drops when completing jobs
  • Bird house- make on the woodworking table
  • Rocking horse- make on the woodworking table
  • Power tool- occasionally drops when completing jobs
  • Planks- occasionally drops when completing jobs
  • Sketch- make on the drafting table
  • Energy drink- occasionally drops when completing jobs
  • Cupcakes- make on the baking oven
  • Carrot cake- make on the baking oven
  • Red velvet cake- make on the baking oven
  • Notepad- occasionally drops when completing jobs
  • Vegetables- make on the garden bed
  • Flowers- make on the garden bed
  • Woolly hat- make on the loom
  • Stripy socks- make on the loom

Is there anything you need help with in Home Street? Let me know!



The Sims Freeplay- French Romance Live Event

ONCE THE 12 DAY TIME LIMIT IS UP YOU WILL HAVE 2 DAYS TO PURCHASE ANY PACKS YOU HAVE LEFT– you will not be able to collect anymore arts and crafts items or coins, you have to use the resources you have, if you don’t have enough resources all you can do is use social points to buy the requirements or wait until the event returns!

The french romance live event is back for 12 days, if you manage to complete in the time limit you will unlock the french chateau! If you completed this event last time it was available you will not get it again, if you started it last time but didn’t complete it you will start from where you got to last time, for example if you only had one prize pack left to buy you will only have to collect enough resources to buy that prize pack to complete the event.

If you didn’t start this event last time you will start from the beginning!

Live Events are very similar to a community event but you don’t need help from everyone who plays the sims freeplay to unlock the prizes, there are only personal prizes! If you haven’t already you need to update your game to the Halloween 2017 update for this event to appear

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!

This event is only here for 12 days and the aim of it is to collect enough arts and crafts items from the arts and crafts stations (found in the event tab of buy mode) to unlock all the items in this event


NOTE: if you did another Live Event then you will find your arts and crafts stations in your inventory (or in the house you left them at) you will only be able to use the candle ones until you unlock the other stations in this event

Can’t find your arts and crafts stations? Click on the craft station in your event tab to get the option to find your station, it will take you to the house where your stations can be found!


Even if you did this event last time you will still get most of these goals:

Place a crafting station (find the candle station in the events tab of buy mode (or your inventory)- you can only buy 4)

Make some arts and crafts items (click on the candle station to make)- 23 seconds

This takes you to the prize progress tab (you can get to it by clicking on the french romance heart event button in the corner of the screen)

Here you will see you have collected enough items to unlock the mood lighting! (unless you unlocked this last time) You will still need to buy the pack with the items before they will be available in your home store- which is one of the goals coming up! (keep reading for information on all prizes!)

Restock a crafting station (when the stock runs out you will have to restock before you can make anymore arts and crafts items)- You can restock instantly for 18 uses for 10SPs or restock for 2 uses which will take 10 seconds this time

Buy the mood lighting pack (click on the french romance event button, scroll down and click purchase- this will cost you 50 candles) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you completed it in this event last time

Use a coin flower patch (buy the coin flower patch from the event tab and select the spin plant option)

Check the daily goals (click on the french romance event button and find the daily goals tab- claim the ones you can!)

Remember to claim your rewards each day!

Collect bonuses (while collecting after a certain amount of time you will see the arts and crafts item appear above that sims head, click to collect the bonus item!)

Continue collecting arts and crafts items- this is the last step but the event is not over, keep collecting the arts and crafts to unlock everything!

If you want to speed up a collecting arts and crafts action it will cost you SPs, you will get the bonus items as well if you speed it up!

Stuck on these tasks? Watch my video here:

Arts and Crafts Stations

Candle Station costs:

1st- Free

2nd- S2,000

3rd- S4,000

4th- S10,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 250 Candles- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 360 Candles- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 455 Candles- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 510 Candles- 8 hours 30 minutes

Pottery Station costs:

1st- S5,000

2nd- S7,500

3rd- S10,000

4th- S15,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 375 Pottery- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 540 Pottery- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 680 Pottery- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 765 Pottery- 8 hours 30 minutes

Jewelry Station costs:

1st- S7,500

2nd- S15,000

3rd- S20,000

(maximum of 3)

  • Collect 565 Jewelry- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 810 Jewelry- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1025 Jewelry- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1150 Jewelry- 8 hours 30 minutes

Glassware Station costs:

  • 1st- S7,500
  • 2nd- S25,000

(maximum of 2)

  • Collect 620 Glass- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 890 Glass- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1125 Glass- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect  1260 Glass- 8 hours 30 minutes



Each station (apart from the first candle one) comes with a stock of 7 which means you can use the station 7 times before it needs to be restocked. When you need to restock you will have two options:

  • Restock 18 uses which happens instantly but will cost you 10SPs


  • Restock 9 uses which will take you 2 hours 30 minutes but will be free


  • if you store the station you will lose all the stock so when you place it again you will need to restock
  • if you cancel making something using a station you will lose that stock so if you had one stock left and then you cancelled that action you would need to restock before you can create anymore arts and crafts items

Your Progress:

Click the heart button in the top corner of your game to see your progress

Daily Goals

Check on the first tab every day because if you complete all the daily goals you will get additional constructor coins

NOTE: remember to click CLAIM once you have completed a daily goal to collect the reward and remember to claim your free constructor coins and free items each day!


Prize Progress

The prize progress is how far you have got on this event, the more arts and crafts items you make the more prizes you will unlock

The bar at the top of the personal progress tab shows you how close you are to unlocking an item, the more arts and crafts items you collect the more the bar will fill up. Once you have unlocked an item on the bar at the top you will need to buy it using the arts and crafts items you have created and constructor coins collected,  then it will be available in your home store:



1.Mood Lighting

Requires 50 Candles to purchase


This pack includes White Délice Floor Lamp, Pink Délice Floor Lamp, White Délice Wall Lamp and Black Délice Wall Lamp, you get a free one of each then the floor lamps cost S4,500 and the wall lamps cost S3,500 each (these can be found in the lighting section)

2.Constructor Coins


3.Constructor Coins


4.Setting the Scene- French Ambience and Decorative Openings

French Ambience

Requires 1,100 Candles and 10 Constructor Coins to purchase


This pack includes 6 floorings, 5 walls and 2 exterior walls, the first one of each is free then the floors cost S325 each, the walls cost S225 each and the exterior walls cost S255 each

Decorative Openings

Requires 2,200 Candles and 15 Constructor Coins to purchase


This pack includes a single door frame, a double door frame, a single door, 2 double doors and 2 windows, the first one of each is free then they cost:

Doors section: Single porte- S575 Double porte- S650 La door- S4,000 Les door- S5,500 Les double door- S5,500

Windows section: Window du verre- S6,000 Délice window- S7,500

5.Pottery Station


6.Constructor Coins


7.Constructor Coins


8.En Suite- Bedroom Suite and Bathroom Suite

Bedroom Suite

Requires 6,600 Candles, 2,800 Pottery and 45 Constructor Coins to purchase


This pack includes 2 beds, a bedside table, a living room chair, a landscape painting, a mirror and a table lamp, the first one of each is free then they cost:

Bedroom section: Beds- S17,500 Petit Brun Table- S2,250

Living room section: Blanc chair- S4,500

Decorations section: La Landscape- S750 Mirror du Reflet- S3,150

Lighting section- Petitte Lumière Lamp- S1,750

Bathroom Suite

Requires 8,800 Candles, 3,700 Pottery and 60 Constructor Coins to purchase


This pack includes 3 sinks and 3 baths- strangely no toilet! The first one of each is free and then the sinks cost S7,500 each and the baths cost S9,750 each (these can be found in the bathroom section)

9.Jewelry Station


10.Constructor Coins


11.Social Points


12.Constructor Coins


13.French Cuisine- Fine Dining and Chef’s Cuisine

Fine Dining

Requires 4,665 Pottery, 4,600 Jewelry and 75 Constructor Coins to purchase


This pack includes a bedside table, a bureau, a dining chair (but no table!), painting, a candelabra, a chandelier and a flower vase, the first one of each is free after that they cost:

Bedroom section: Petite Blanc Table- S2,250

Living room section: Blanc Bureau- S4,750

Dining Room section: Blanc Dining Chair- S6,000

Decorations section: Petites Paintings- S750

Lighting section: La Candelabra- S3,750, La Chandelier- S15,000 (love that we finally have a light we can place in the middle of a room!)

Trees, plants and flowers section- Petit Flower Vase- S1,150

Chef’s Cuisine

Requires 5,250 Pottery, 5,000 Jewelry and 85 Constructor Coins to purchase


This pack includes an oven, countertops and kitchen decorations, the first one of each is free after that they cost:

Kitchen section: Oven du Chef- S8,750

Countertops section: Belle Benchtop- S3,500, Belle Drawers- S3,500, Belle Cupboard- S3,500, Belle Corner Cupboard- S4,250, Belle Corner- S4,500, Belle Sink- S3,750

Decoration Section: Le Herbe Pot- S3,500, Les Herbes qui Hang- S3,500

14.Glassware Station


15.Constructor Coins


16.Social Points


17.Constructor Coins


18.Interior Decor- Ooo La Living Room and French Tapestry

Ooo La Living Room

Requires 7,5oo Pottery, 7,500 Jewelry, 8,500 Glassware and 125 Constructor Coins to purchase


This pack includes a tv, 2 sofas, a bookcase, a coffee table, 2 paintings, 3 flower vases and a plant, the first one of each is free after that they cost:

Electronics section: Le TV- S2,500

Living room section: Seat de l’Amour- S5,250, Canapé Sofa- S6,500, Grand Blanc Books- S3,250, Blanc Café Table- S2,500

Decorations section: Les Fleurs Dramatiques- S750, Le Bel Homme- S750

Trees, Plants and Flowers section: Fleurs du Jardin- S1,150, Vase à Flowers- S1,150, Fleurs de l’Amour- S1,150, Fleur Pedestal- S6,500

French Tapestry

Requires 8,500 Pottery, 8,500 Jewelry, 9,500 Glassware and 140 Constructor Coins to purchase


This pack includes 12 rugs, there are 3 different designs; french, coverture and carpette. Each design is available in 2×2, 3×2, 4×2 and 4×3, the first one of each is free after that they cost:

2×2- S3,000

3×2- S4,500

4×2- S6,000

4×3- S7,o00

19.Constructor Coins


20.Social Points


21.Constructor Coins


22.Gourmet Experiences- Crêpe Cart and Gourmet Tasting

Crêpe Cart

Requires 12,000 Pottery, 12,000 Jewelry, 13,500 Glassware and 200 Constructor Coins to purchase


The crêpe cart can be found in the outdoor decorations section, the first one is free after that it costs S10,000

You need 2 sims to be able to use this, the first sim tends the cart for 4 minutes and a second sim selects eat crêpe for 24 seconds


Gourmet Tasting

Requires 13,000 Pottery, 13,000 Jewelry, 14,500 Glassware and 215 Constructor Coins to purchase


The cheese tasting area can be found in the decorations section, the first one is free after that it costs S3,575

You need 2 sims to be able to use this, the first sim selects wait for partner and the second sim selects cheese tasting for 16 minutes


23.Constructor Coins


24.Social Points


25.Constructor Coins


26.Love Expressions- Lover’s Portrait Painting and Love Lock Fountain

Lover’s Portrait Painting

Requires 16,000 Pottery, 15,500 Jewelry, 18,000 Glassware and 260 Constructor Coins


The portrait sofa can be found in the living room section, the first one is free after that it costs S12,500

You need 2 sims to be able to use this, the first selects wait for model (they will be the one drawing) and the second sim can select practice portrait for 12 minutes or galleria portrait for 52 minutes


Love Lock Fountain

Requires 18,500 Pottery, 18,000 Jewelry, 21,000 Glassware and 305 Constructor Coins


The fountain can be found in the outdoor decorations section, the first one is free after that it costs S25,000

You will need 2 sims to be able to use this, the first sim selects wait for partner and the second sim selects toss lock for 12 minutes


27.Constructor Coins


28.Social Points


29.Constructor Coins


30.French Château- you will only be able to unlock the chateau if you purchase all these other prizes

Purchase all of the prizes above using items and coins to unlock the château template which can be built on a standard or premium house lot, the first one is free (the time taken to build varies depending on how many houses you have already built) after that they cost simoleons and again the cost and time depends on how many houses you have already built


The only difference in building on the standard and premium house lot is the garden size on the premium lot is bigger:


 The front and interior of the house is the same:



House Tour Video- French Chateau:

I am sooooo in love with this château! How beautiful is it?! 🙂 I really hope I complete this event to win it this time!

Good Luck Everyone!

Constructor Coins

You earn constructor coins by:

Personal Progress prizes

Completing Daily Goals

Coin Plant Patches

Earning Construtor Coins? Previously on these events I used social points on the Mega Spin Plant to win constructor points. I earn social points by completing the cooking hobby and earning LPs, I can then turn the LPs into SPs using the social point plant on a normal garden patch- this was when it cost 5LPs- the social point plant now costs 20LPs so you may want to try the option below first instead:

Or you can use 450 candles for the Spin Plant (a good way to use up any spare candles) which will also earn you constructor coins but the amounts are less than they are from the Mega Spin Plant

What is the minimum and maximum amount of coins you can earn on the mega spin plant? The minimum is 10 and the maximum is 500

Laura Craft? You may have noticed at the front of one of your houses there is a board with a bubble of a person holding arts and crafts items above it, this is Laura Craft, you can buy her for real money to help you complete the event. When you buy her, you select the item you want her to make from the options: 200 candles,  300 pottery, 450 jewelry or 500 glassware (the amounts seem to differ for most of you and I have no idea why that is!) (you will unlock all the options once you have unlocked all the stations) and you will be able to collect them after 2 hours.


Do I think she is worth it? They have improved Laura Craft a lot since the first event (although it would be great if she made constructor coins) she used to be able to collect every 8 hours, they have now changed this to 2 hours so she is more useful now so if you are struggling then you may want to splash out and give her a try but remember you will only get her for this event, you will have to buy her again to use her for a live event in the future.

If I brought Laura Craft in the last event do I get her for free or do I have to buy her again? You have to buy her again for this event.


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The Sims Freeplay- Chocolatier Halloween Event


This time limited hobby event unlocks Halloween costumes that you could have unlocked last year and the year before in the Halloween Quest, if you completed that quest then you won’t get this event as you already have all the prizes! If not then you need to complete the chocolatier hobby 7 times in 7 days to unlock all the costumes.

If you managed to unlock some of the costumes in the quest you won’t need to find those ones again this time, although they have changed the sets so if you unlocked some of the costumes during the quest but not all it will probably look like you have to unlock all of them in this event due to the pairing up, for example, if you unlocked the toddler astronaut costume in the quest but didn’t unlock the preteen pirate skeleton costume you will still need to complete the collection to unlock the pirate skeleton costume.

You need to firstly accept this event, click yes on the pop up then you can buy a chocolatier bench from the promotions r us store if you have never done this hobby before, you can buy up to 15:

They can then be found in your inventory under hobby and career items so you can place them in your house.

For more information on the Chocolatier Hobby check out this post



-buy as many chocolatier benches as you can, 15 is the maximum!

-have a sim in a neighbours town so you can have an extra sim working on it

-have at least one sim working on getting to level 6 so all chocolates are unlocked (you only need one sim to reach level 6) you can use LPs to speed your way through the levels- I waited until the time was 1 hour 59 minutes and used 1 LP to speed up one sim so he reached level 6, levelling up in this hobby is quick so it shouldn’t take you too long!

-if you want to speed it up, wait at least 15 minutes until the timer is 2 hours 59 minutes or below then it will only cost you 2LPs instead of 3! This post may help if you want a quick way to earn LPs.

-remember to click start new collection on the top of the hobby collection list once you have got all the chocolates otherwise you won’t find any new items, this post tells you how to do that.

-most importantly: just keep going! I know it’s annoying when you get the same one constantly but you will eventually get the ones you need.


The outfits can be found in the wardrobe in the outfits section, if you cannot find one of the outfits you may be looking in the wardrobe with the wrong sim as each outfit is only available for one age group and most only for one gender, for example the Scarecrow Pumpkin can only be found in the wardrobe for a male teen.

First set: Scarecrow Pumpkin for Male Teens and Fawn for Female Adults


Second set: Frankenstein’s Monster for Male Adults and Fairy for Female Teens


Third set: Dracula for Male Adults and Zombie Cheerleader for Female Teens


Fourth set: Viking for Male Teens and Witch for Female Adults


Fifth set: Candy Monsters for Toddlers and Ghost for Female Preteens


Sixth set: Astronauts for Toddlers and Pirate Skeleton for Male Preteens


Seventh set: Lion for Male Preteens and Unicorn for Female Preteens


Thanks for reading!



The Girl Who Games Is Four Today and GIVEAWAY! [CLOSED]

4 years ago today I started this blog and wow it has been an incredible journey! I honestly didn’t expect anyone to read this but to date this blog has received over 55 million hits! I would just like to thank all of you for being part of this, if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t still be here writing this. I also have to thank the wonderful community manager at EA for giving me the confidence that this blog is actually good, making me part of EA GameChangers, inviting me to EA events and allowing me early access to new content to be able to bring you the information as early as possible.

In the future I will be branching out to more games, I will still be playing The Sims Freeplay but there are loads of new games that I want to play and talk about (when I get around to getting a new iPad) so hopefully you will want to read about them!

It is just amazing to see that this blog is read all over the world, in every country in fact!! To say thank you I will be giving away a £10 (or equivalent in your currency) App Store and iTunes Gift Card to two of you wonderful people! (THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!)

To enter all you need to do is comment on this post with the country you currently live in, please include a name or nickname in the name section and a valid email address in the email section (don’t worry your email won’t be made public, I just need it to send you your prize if you win!)


You have until Saturday the 28th October at 10am BST to enter and winners will be announced shortly afterwards THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

Thank you again and Good Luck!



NEW GAME: Home Street- The Basics

A new game was released this week called Home Street, I am going to explain the basics of the game and what I think of it so far. 
When you first begin the game you customise your character and then they move into a house that you can also customise as you progress through the game:

The aim of the game is to produce materials on workstations to complete jobs and tasks. You start with the easel workstation to produce paintings and new workstations can be brought from the shopping cart when you level up and unlock them:

Once a material has been produced a pop up of that item will appear, click on it to collect it:

Materials will go into the storeroom which has a capacity of 40 items to start with:

To produce materials you need to use thoughts, you produce these in the thought bubble icon by clicking on the thoughts at the top of the screen, underneath them it tells you how long it takes to produce them. I think they could change this to make it easier to see when an item has been produced:

You do only have space for 40 thoughts which fills up quickly, I hope this won’t be another one of those games where the items you need to upgrade are hard to find!

How do you know what thoughts and materials you need?

Underneath the picture of the item you are making there is a picture or several pictures of the items you need to make that item, for example, cupcakes require 1 fun thought and carrot cake requires 1 fun thought and 1 vegetables. Vegetables aren’t a thought, they are an item you make using the garden bed:

Once you have created materials you can complete jobs (phone symbol) if you have the materials you need click complete to earn your reward, some jobs require thoughts instead of materials:

Producing materials and completing jobs helps you to complete tasks, completing these unlocks places around the town:

Where are these icons located?

  • Tasks (top left corner)
  • Shopping Cart-buy items and decorate your house (bottom left corner)
  • Friends- connect to facebook to add friends and save your progress (next to Shopping Cart)
  • Jobs (bottom right corner)
  • Thoughts (next to Jobs icon)
  • Walls icon- changes the walls in the house to half wall, full wall and no wall (top right corner)


So far I like this game, it does remind me of SimCity Build It with the material producing and also the new The Sims Mobile game although I think the controls and graphics are more basic than those games. This game does crash a lot on my poor old iPod so I haven’t been able to play it for long however that’s due to the age of my device and not the game itself but I will definitely be playing it more once I get a new iPad and I will actually be able to play The Sims Mobile when it is released (which disappointingly isn’t compatible with older devices, just so you know!) as well as many other new exciting games!

Have you tried Home Street yet? What do you think?

Unsure where to find the storage or how to upgrade your storage? Check out this post!