February 28, 2010

Pray for Camila and those in Chile

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve been sponsoring a child through Children International in Chile since 2004. Her name is Camila and she lives in central Chile but I’m not exactly sure towards which direction of where the 8.8 earthquake was strongest.

I’ve been praying that she and her family are okay. Unfortunately I probably won’t know for awhile if she is or not. I did write an e-mail asking to be updated as possible from that field office when they can. I will post on here if you want to be updated too when I found out something.

So, while we wait I ask those of you that do pray to please pray for her too. If you don’t pray, then please send out positive energy or something.

Thank you.

BBQ Grills

Something about BBQ Grills takes me back to childhood and hamburgers. They are happy memories from when my Dad would pull out the grill and cook for family and friends on the weekend.

I was never a big meat eater, even as a kid. I did like the hamburgers and steak that he grilled on our outdoor grill though. Of course I liked grilled chicken too (that is the only of the above mentioned meats I’ve eaten for many years).

BBQ grills have come a long way since I was a kid. Have you seen some of the new ones out for sale now? They can be customized and are quite amazing. They make your backyard pool area or patio really feel like you are at a resort. Take a look at this one:

The Fire Magic Grill is a gourmet style grill that would impress anyone who came over to your house (especially the men). Ladies, think of these grills as the Louboutin in the BBQ grills department.

I’ve even known someone whose husband didn’t want to buy a certain house because they didn’t have one of these gourmet BBQ grills by the pool area and wouldn’t have a good spot to put one in himself. Somehow that won over having a large walk-in closet. Luckily they did find a home where they both got what they wanted – and had many parties outside to use the grill. If you can afford it, these are well worth the investment for your entertainment, food, and even resale later when you want to sell your house.

Do you have a BBQ grill in your backyard or patio area? How often is it used? Which type do you have? Do you too have fond memories from childhood about BBQing? Would this be a present you’d consider getting for a father or husband in the future (or have you in the past)?

* This is a sponsored post from OUTDORA.

February 26, 2010

Death of a PC

Somewhere I got malware.

I was unaware.

Until it was too late –

Restore and recovery

Weren’t the fate

Of my late PC.

Wow. I haven't written a poem or anything for years yet that one came to me while trying to think of how to put together a post about the death of my computer.

It has been dying slowly the past few years (it is almost 5 years old). The printer died fully this week and now the computer itself died on me last night/this morning.

I got some annoying malware (yes I used malware bytes even and tons of other "protection" tools). It was supposedly gone after quite a few hours working on it and then bang! I got another one somehow - this one much worse as I couldn't get rid of it even in "safe mode." So after attempting system restore (didn't work), I decided to backup what I could and then do a system recovery.

It didn't work. I don't know if it is because I was using a new graphics card or the monitor was new - but it wouldn't work. I could hear something going on (music) but it just was stuck on the "Please wait while Windows is starting..." for hours.

Not something I really wanted to deal with today, but I had to. I checked out prices of computers at Best Buy, Sam's Club and Dell. Looks like I will either be going with Dell or Best Buy. Not yet though. For now I'm just going to use the laptop and connect that to the monitor (22 inch baby) and double screen it when doing things like gaming and writing. Maybe in a few months I can buy one of the computers on sale or something, when I have the funds to do so.

I won't be going on Facebook often (think rarely) and any internet surfing I will be doing will be much more cautious (even in Windows 7). Besides that, I dunno what else to do really.

What programs do you suggest using and what keeps your computers clean as a whistle? (I thought mine was pretty good too by the way, I used AVG, Malware Bytes, CCleaner, Registry Cleaner, etc).

When is the best time to buy a computer? Any (good price) on gaming computers you know of? I don't need the monitor. :) Let me know!

February 25, 2010

Wind Chimes: A Magical Delight

My mom is a huge fan of wind chimes. She has had them hanging around on the porch since I was a kid. The musical qualities that they each bring are “a magical delight” as she puts it.

It is a present I usually buy for her too. She loves spending time in the garden and on the swing on our porch overlooking the lake, so it is a present she actually enjoys throughout the year. It isn’t always easy shopping for your parents, as I’m sure you all know. So, when you find something you know they like you tend to stick with it, right?

There are many different types of wind chimes to choose from too. One of my personal favorites is the bamboo wind chimes. It reminds me of Florida and the tropical climate I called home. The sounds of the bamboo bring harmony and relaxation to your garden or porch. It is really a perfect addition to a porch with a swing while reading a favorite book in a cool afternoon breeze.

Another popular type is the aluminum wind chimes. These chimes are able to sound like Corinthian Bells, Irish airs, a piano and much more – depending on what you want your chimes to sound like. My favorite in this type are ones that sound like Irish airs (though they are not always easy to find).

Glass wind chimes also sound very pretty in the breeze. The glass in different colors and arrangements make them very noticeable and unique too. This is a fun type to pull out for certain holidays or seasons.

An important thing to note about wind chimes is that to keep them looking nice, it is best to pull them inside during bad weather. If you’re going on vacation also remember to bring them inside – bad weather could come while you are gone or an admirer or said chimes could come by and steal your favorite ones (it has happened before).

Do you have wind chimes hanging on your porch or in your garden? Which are your favorite types?

* This is a sponsored post from OUTDORA.

February 22, 2010

Quitting a Job Can Be Easy

After discussing and thinking about the whole messed up situation that was my job, I decided to quit on Saturday morning.

I didn’t give notice because well, I felt disrespected and I have conflicting feelings on if I’d even get the next 2 weeks of pay if I had stayed (if they do indeed go bankrupt). Under other situations, I’d give notice. Shoot, if I even had a sincere apology and wasn’t treated how I was I probably still would have given 2 weeks notice. From what happened though, can you really blame me for not?

I went in and got my lock and said goodbye to the Assistant Manager that was there. I really do feel bad about it with some of the people I worked with, her being one of them. I’ll miss them, but the situation and the owners I will not.

Oh, I also took a picture with my camera of the payroll and how many hours I worked that week. They cannot screw with my pay again – and if they do I am getting my lawyer involved.

I’m holding off on going back into the (last choice option) that is delivering pizza. I’ve done it twice now in my life, and honestly that is enough.

Hopefully I can get in more freelance writing jobs to help cover some expenses and bills until I get my student loan for next semester. I think this whole situation might be the awakening I needed to really focus on my classes fully. The goal is for me to do my absolute best so I can get into the nursing program and then be a nurse. After I am a nurse, I should be able to pay off most of my debt (if not all) that first year anyways. So, really – why bother with a crappy, stressful job in the meantime?

Thank you to everyone who posted and e-mailed me encouragement and shared their stories with me from this whole ordeal. It really did help and I thank you very much. ::hugs!::

Fire pits and Campfires – A Former Girl Scout’s Dream

Where I grew up in Florida we couldn’t have campfires or even fire pits in the backyard. The only time I ever got to enjoy one was when I went camping with my Girl Scout Troop (and only in an approved fire area of course). I also enjoyed them when I went to visit my Aunt Stacy and Uncle Greg in North Carolina – they love a good campfire too.

Now that I live in Alabama, I am able to have a campfire, fire pit or even an outdoor fireplace in the backyard. The fireplace is a better option price wise, and makes the patio a more enjoyable space when it starts getting cold outside. The patio fireplaces may not be huge, but they really do put out heat for those nearby. Plus, they are elegant and bring the ambiance that only a fire can bring to an outdoor living space.

This fire pit table would have been perfect for our tropical backyard in Florida, right near the pool. It makes an ideal choice for anyone wanting that resort style atmosphere in their own backyard – no matter where you live.

The fire pit table is a pricier addition to your backyard – but it would be well worth it if you can afford it. When building my dream home, I’m definitely going to add one of these to my outdoor living area. I can imagine sitting around this table with good friends, family and wine or vodka (whichever is being served) and making lasting memories telling stories and laughing about good times.

Do any of you have campfires, fire pits, outdoor or patio fireplaces too? Would you want to buy one or ever thought of purchasing one for your home? Which one(s) would you select for your dream home?

* This is a sponsored post from OUTDORA.

February 19, 2010

Beyond Angry

I’m a writer and I can’t even seem to find the words to express what I feel right now. Angry. That doesn’t quite fit. I’m beyond angry, furious, heated, annoyed, irritated.

What is past that when you are so upset that even punching a punching bag probably wouldn’t help? I wish I had my punching bag setup right now, I’d punch the hell out of it.

I’m usually pretty mellow – until you get me pissed. In which case, consider yourself on my shitlist. Oh yeah, and don’t expect to be taken off – ever.

So, what has me so angry right now?

Well, yesterday I get something in the mail from my bank saying that I’m getting a substitute check or something because my PAYCHECK was “Returned Due To Insufficient Funds.” Oh, and of course they charge me a fee for this too.


I don’t deliver pizza for free. I don’t know anybody who works for free, so I have the right to be angry and bitchy about this.

Luckily I didn’t mail out a bill that could have made MY checking account then start bouncing checks due to THEIR error. Then I’d have more fees from my bank, credit cards, and then higher interest rate and lower credit score!

Where is that punching bag? I need it!

So yesterday after I received this in the mail, I called up the store I work at. I get the number for the supervisor and let him know what was going on. He assured me that the owner of the franchise would call me back last night. Did she? NO.

I woke up at 5:30AM angry. So angry I couldn’t even fall back asleep. I didn’t have to be up until 7AM. I like my sleep. Waking up ANGRY is not a good way to start the day.

After I got there, I called the owner. She apologized, rudely. Gave excuses and actually compared it to things happening and unexpected things happen like people don’t expect to walk into a building and a bomb going off. SERIOUSLY? You can’t compare the two!!! Is she trying to tell me something? Should I be scared of going in to work? She did agree to pay the bank fee and assured me that the money would be able to be taken out today for that check and the new paycheck.

I shouldn’t have to worry about a paycheck being returned to me for insufficient funding on their end. I don’t want to hear excuses about transfers not going through or anything else really.

When the paychecks came today (it is payday), I checked my envelope to see if the bank fee was included (as it was supposed to be). It wasn’t. Naturally then I went to the girl (the owner’s assistant and also daughter) to explain that it wasn’t there and the situation. She then gets all bitchy and rude with ME saying how I was being so rude to her (I wasn’t). Then she says that she is the owner’s daughter, and I reply with, “that’s nice.” Then she actually threatens me and says, “well, I do payroll now and you don’t want to get on my bad side.” Oh and she is going to call mommy to say how rude I am.

Punching bag would be off the chain by now.

So, I call the owner and ask why the money wasn’t in there and told her that her daughter threatened me and was actually much more rude to me than I was to her. She says “the whole situations is like whatever now.” SERIOUSLY? She says to get the money from the store from the supervisor who will be there later. Hmm okay. Oh, and she hung up on me. Real professional lady. No wonder your company isn’t doing so well.

Oh also, this apparently is NOT the first time they’ve had their paychecks bounced for their employees.

I need a different job ASAP. This stress is not something I should have to deal with at work. NO WAY.

Any comments thoughts, suggestions, similar stories, etc. I’d love to hear it.

Beautiful Blogger Award

Thank you to the beautiful Lucy for awarding me with the Beautiful Blogger Award. If you haven’t already checked out (and followed) Lucy’s Life in Suburb World, you really should. She is a honest and funny blogger that I always read all of the posts she makes.

Here is how this Award Works!

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.

2. Copy the award & place it on your blog.

3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.

4. Share 7 interesting things about yourself.

5. Nominate 7 additional Beautiful Bloggers.

7 Interesting Things About Me:

1. I used to be the editor/webmaster/writer (and more) for Foxy Girl Magazine. It was an online magazine I started in college. It was pretty successful too.

2. I love to read. You probably already knew this about me though from all of the book reviews I do on here.

3. I have a thing for vampires. Edward Cullen, Eric Northman, Lestat, the hot brothers from The Vampire Diaries, Angel, etc. Sexy, Mysterious, Dangerous… ah! Love with a bite.

4. I want to travel the world.

5. I have slight OCD. I have to have all of my DVDs, CDs (when those were out), books, etc. In alphabetical order. Well, books I do more by genre and height though. I try to keep my closets in order, but they are really small and cramped.

6. I love British English accents.

7. I used to be obsessed with mafia movies. I still love them, but not so obsessed anymore.

7 Beautiful Bloggers I Nominate With This Award:

1. Nickie

2. Sweet Britches

3. Liz

4. Jillene

5. Dree

6. Lee

7. Melanie

I hate picking only certain people for this, so as usual, if you are reading this I am positive you deserve this too, so go ahead and grab it!

February 18, 2010

Progresso “Souper You” Giveaway Winner

The Progresso “Souper You” Giveaway from MyBlogSpark and Progresso Soup has ended and the winner has been randomly chosen from randomizer.org and the winner is Lee!

Congratulations, I hope you enjoy the gift pack! I’m e-mailing you right now to let you know you won and to get the information needed to send this awesome package to you.

If you didn’t win, check back in next week. I have a brand new giveaway you’ll want to enter too.

February 15, 2010

Made From Scratch by Jenna Woginrich

Made From Scratch by Jenna Woginrich is a fun mix of a guide and memoir of how she started homesteading in her backyard.

This may not seem like a fabulous topic for most of us in this century. We are very technology driven and strive for all the materialistic pleasures in life. I urge you not to judge this book by the topic (the cover is quite cute, so you can judge that all you want).

Book Description
In a world of mass-produced food, factory-stitched clothing, 300-channel cable television, and computer-centric desk jobs, it’s easy to overlook the simple pleasures of eating homegrown vegetables, raising animals naturally and humanely, wearing hand-sewn clothing, or enjoying an evening of unplugged entertainment.

Inspired by her growing admiration for small farmers and her growing distaste for rampant consumerism, 26-year-old web designer Jenna Woginrich decided to take control of her life — what she ate, what she wore, and how she spent her free time. Learn a few basic country skills, she reasoned, and she would be able to produce at least some of the food and other resources she used every day. Goodbye, prepackaged food; hello, homesteading. Made from Scratch tells the story of Woginrich's hilarious, heartbreaking, soul-satisfying journey — from her first attempts at planting a garden and installing honeybees to the bliss of gathering fresh eggs for an omelet or baking bread made with her own honey. Woginrich describes her successes and failures alike, inspiring and entertaining readers who dream about a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

My Thoughts
I’m more of a city girl. I love big cities, and I do admit I love designer fashions and owning things I really do not need. Somewhere though I’ve always secretly loved parts of farm-life and the simple joys of the way things used to be. Made From Scratch really brought out this side of me even further.

The chapter about chickens really makes me want to go out there and buy some hens and a setup my very own chicken coop. It isn’t likely going to happen, but I really want to do it. I don’t think I’d buy them from the very small chick stage that Jenna did, but if or when I do I will reference back to this chapter often on how to care for chickens.

Beekeeping isn’t something I could do. I’m allergic to bee stings (wasps too I am guessing). The scary and excited mixture of emotions when beekeeping is really shown in this chapter. I also never knew how much of a colony bee-life is in a hive.

Angora rabbits are so cute and really a great way to make your own items too, if you know how to knit. Jenna made me want to go out and purchase these too. I’m not going to right now, but maybe one day. I had rabbits when I was a kid (not angora) and they were awful. These sound like a nicer form of rabbits though, so maybe.

Planting and harvesting your own vegetables is a great way to be able to save money and eat healthy. This spring we will be doing this. This book even encouraged me to make sure we got the heirloom seeds so that they aren’t hybrid or anything. Going back to basics –hopefully they will grow bigger and better.

I’m not too big on the DIY fashions. I sewed in high school and made an amazing quilt, but my shorts project didn’t turn out so well. Maybe one day I’ll get back into sewing, but for now I’ll stick to the mall, Target and online shopping.

Jenna is a Blogger too. Maybe that is why I was somehow drawn to this book and easily read (and enjoyed) most of the book. Visit her at coldantlerfarm.blogspot.com to check out her life homesteading.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book – even more than I thought I would. It is a fun and easy read written in a very enjoyable style. I encourage anyone with these interests (even if just wanting a glimpse at this kind of urban homesteading life) to go and read this book.

* Thank you to the publisher of Made From Scratch, Storey Publishing for providing me with a review copy for this review.

February 12, 2010

Snow Day

The snow that is sweeping across the Southern states actually hit us here in Central Alabama too!

Sorry this isn’t a very long post, I’m having too much fun enjoying watching the snow fall down. Plus, as an added bonus I didn’t have to work today. Everything shuts down for snow/ice conditions here because roads aren’t equipped for it – and well, I live on a very long mountainy road along the river and don’t want to get in an accident.

Here are some of the pictures I took while having fun in the snow today. Enjoy!

February 11, 2010

A to Z Storage Solutions by Donna Smallin

Just about everyone needs a little help or direction when it comes to being better organized – even me, and I claim to be generally quite organized.

A to Z Storage Solutions by Donna Smallin is the perfect reference book with 500 tips on how to store every item in your home. Smallin is “America’s Best-Selling Organizing Expert” and these tips really prove that.

A to Z Storage Solutions is written with any item you can think about in your house in alphabetical order - that way you can easily find what you are looking to store in an organized manner. Can’t find it fast? Easy, just look in the index at the back.

One of my favorite parts about the book is that it has fun quotes featured throughout. From the fun - “Organized people are just too lazy to look for things.” – Bertrand Russell. To the frameable – “That which we elect to surround ourselves with becomes the museum of our soul and the archive of our experiences.” – Thomas Jefferson.

When I had a whole apartment to myself, I had everything perfectly organized. However, being crammed into just a room now makes being organized a bit trickier. I still try to stay organized, but it is much harder with the lack of space. Smallin made me see the realization though that it is more about lack of real organization that is my problem. If I really organized everything and got rid of the clutter I don’t really need – I’d be perfectly organized like how I want to be.

The storage solution ideas offered are great for those who don’t want to spend much money (or any) on storing/organizing their items. Smallin suggests fun ideas to use with egg cartons and shoe boxes, or what to store even inside bookcases (if your bookcases aren’t already filled with books).

I recommend this book to everyone. Honestly, it is a must have for everyone because we all need help in some manner on how to better organize our homes and our lives.

* Thank you to the publisher of A to Z Storage Solutions, Storey Publishing for providing me with a review copy for this review.

A Little Update

Just working on updating my Blog a little bit today.

I added a Giveaways and an Awards tab up at the top (why I made an “Awards” post). Sometimes I also Blog about Awards shows, so the Awards label didn’t quite work out right. Also, don’t forget to enter my Progresso Souper You Giveaway!

Also going to be updating the “Featured Articles” section on the right sidebar. So hard to pick out featured ones, but I plan on updating this more often so check it out!

Did you notice I am now on Twitter? Yup, I gave in finally. I won’t be posting every boring detail of my life on there though. Sorry, I know you are all disappointed on that note huh? Well, if you use Twitter too – follow me and I’ll follow you back.

I had a psychology exam on Monday – I scored 102! I must have answered most right because there were 2 bonus questions (not sure how much those were worth though). Either way, I did amazing! ::does a happy dance:: Seriously though, when did I become such a genius?

Today I’m busy doing homework and a few articles too (aside from the Blog stuff I mentioned above). So much for a day off from “work.”


Here are images of all the awards I've received for this Blog. Thank you to everyone who sent me these, I really appreciate them all!

Computer Virus Issue

I’m having some issues with my computer. I’m not sure if I have a virus or somewhere I set my settings to be up way too high. Whatever the case, I use many forms of antivirus, anti-malware, anti-spyware, anti-adware and trojan antivirus programs.

So the problem I am having is that it won’t let me download from some websites or itunes type places. It wouldn’t even let me do anything with my Garmin GPS on here (luckily my laptop works just fine). It lets me download updates for Guild Wars, but not on Perfect World International. It is like my computer is getting a mind of its own and deciding what I can and cannot do.

Cyber Defender’s anti-virus and anti-spyware looks like it would help me with this issue I’m having, if it is a virus that is causing this headache anyways.

What programs do you use? Ever have a really tricky virus you had to deal with?

* Disclosure: This is a paid post from Cyber Defender. All opinions expressed are honest and my own personal opinions.

February 9, 2010

Progresso “Souper You” Review and Giveaway

It has been awhile since I had a giveaway, so thank you very much to Progresso and MyBlogSpark for providing me with this and allowing me to do a giveaway.

As I’ve mentioned on here before, I struggle with my weight. I generally eat right but find it difficult to shed major pounds.

One of the foods that I do love when really sticking to a diet plan is soup. Progresso’s soups have 100 calories or under per serving, so what can be better than that when on a strict diet plan? I generally eat the 2 servings in the can though, but still under 200 calories for a whole meal? I love that! Plus, they taste great and not like most diet food which tastes like cardboard.

After trying many of the Progresso soups, my favorite is the Chicken Vegetable Rotini. It is sort of like chicken noodle soup, but tastes better to me than the regular chicken noodle varieties. There are large noodles, vegetables and chicken in it – so there is no guessing of what the vegetable is or if that is a piece of chicken or something else.

Enter the “Souper You Debut” Contest:
Celebrate the New Year and a new you with Progresso Light and 100 calorie Soups. From January 4 through March 15th, go to www.Progresso.com/SouperYou to enter the Progresso “Souper You Debut” contest for a chance to win a full makeover in New York City.

Three grand prize winners will be awarded a trip for two to New York City from May 21st – 23rd. Prize includes roundtrip airfare, 2 night stay in a NYC hotel, full makeover, $1,000 wardrobe shopping spree and a personal consultation at a New York department store!

To enter, just go to www.Progresso.com/SouperYou and enter the contest which includes submitting a short essay (200 words or less) and a photo of yourself.

Download a $1 off Coupon:
Go to www.Progresso.com/SouperYou to download a coupon for $1 off any 3 varieties of Progresso Soup.

Progresso “Souper You Debut” Gift Pack Giveaway:
This giveaway includes 2 cans of Progresso Soup, a mug and a Progresso digital jump rope that keeps track of jumps and calories burned.

One lucky winner will be chosen at random on February 15, 2010.

To enter please comment accordingly:
One comment – If you follow my blog.
One comment – Let me know why you want to win and which soup is your favorite.
One comment – Follow me on Follow Sheri on Twitter.

* Make sure you leave a comment for each that you do.

* Disclaimer: Progresso Soup, the gift pack, information and the giveaway were all provided by Progresso through MyBlogSpark. Thanks again!

February 8, 2010

The Sims 3 World Adventures Expansion Pack

The Sims is well known for their expansion packs for their games. I’m one of those Sim-lovers that usually buys most of the expansion packs too. It is one of my favorite games of all-time so why not play it to the full potential?

If you haven’t already checked out my review of The Sims 3, read that before reading this. If you want the World Adventures portion of the game you’d have to buy The Sims 3 (regular version) anyways.

Since my last review, I’ve been playing with my Sim regularly. She has written over 100 books, had fun with Robert Pattinson, learned how to fish, mastered the guitar, threw a few parties, collected rocks, gemstones, butterflies and even found rare seeds on the ground that she planted in her garden. Oh yeah, and she found out that the gnomes move around and are little tricksters.

Her most important thing though is that she bought a house, sold it and then built her own from the ground up. Pretty impressive huh? It took me quite awhile to get everything where I wanted in it and I’m not quite sure how it downloads, so once I figure that out and finish it up completely, I will link to it and let you download that too.

The Sims 3 exchange and store is so much more advanced than prior versions of The Sims. I’ve been downloading some store content and even some of the exchange items (how I found the Robert Pattinson Sim). They offer free items for holidays and other special occasions, such as the 10 year anniversary of The Sims.

You can even download me to be a part of your town if you’d like. How cool is that? If you have a Sim of yourself, upload it and I’ll download you to be a part of my town too.

My Sim really needed a vacation after all of her hard work writing novels, so she was really excited to be able to go on adventures with The Sims 3: World Adventures. She booked her vacations to China, Egypt and France right away.

The biggest change in this expansion pack as opposed to other Sims expansion packs is that you can actually do little quests and adventures in the countries. You get Visa Points and treasures from exploring the country and doing the challenges (or adventures) you’re asked to do. It ranges from collecting gems, talking to someone, convincing locals of something and exploring tombs. The best was when a mummy chased after me in Egypt and then I ran into a trap and was set on fire.

A very cool new feature is that you can learn the skill of photography and take more interesting pictures (that camera phone on the Sim’s phone was just not cutting it).

In Egypt you get to charm snakes. In China, you can bake fortune cookies and learn the art of martial arts. In France you can buy a Nectar maker and make “nectar” it is really wine – or at least my Sim thinks so.

In my opinion, this is the best expansion pack that has yet to be offered for any of The Sims games. It offers so much content and the experience to really travel to places (well, your Sim) and do challenges and then take home items from each country to decorate their house with. I loved it and can’t wait to see what future expansions to The Sims 3 will be.

Game Info:

The Adventure is Near…
Take your Sims on the adventure of their lives with The SimsTM 3 World Adventures. Guide your Sims to acclaimed fortune—or potential doom. Take your Sims to exotic destinations to hunt for hidden treasures. Uncover new skills, experience new personality traits and garner rewards, if your Sims succeed. Explore ancient tombs in the pyramids of Egypt, master martial arts in the Far East, and discover rich culture and famous landmarks in France. Go online for additional content and $10 worth of free SimPoints. Adventure is on the horizon — what will your Sims discover?

• Accept challenges, find treasures, discover what’s lurking in hidden caves and more.
• Explore famous landmarks in China, Egypt, and France.
• Learn new skills like photography and pursue new opportunities.
• Meet new Sims from exotic locations and share their cultures.
• Customize your Sims homes with new styles & artifacts from their adventures.
• Get $10 worth of free SimPoints for The Sims 3 Store as well as additional online features soon to be announced.

System Requirements:
Requires The Sims 3 or The Sims 3 Collector’s Edition for PC/Mac to play

Thank you to the publisher of The Sims 3: World Adventures, Electronic Arts and Gamers Gate for providing me a digital copy of The Sims 3: World Adventures and allowing me to review the game.