Week 3: Cherry Blossoms & Eggs

Day 14 – Cherry Blossoms Begin

Wednesday April 1st, 2020

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April has begun and that means cherry blossoms are in town! I quickly rearranged some trees so I could have more pink trees around my resident services and nooks cranny. Of course it also means Bunny Day is coming. I really don’t like that Cherry Blossoms got smashed in with Bunny Day. There was a lot going on.

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Since it was the first of April I caught so many new fish and bugs to donate to my museum. I caught so many different species that quote frankly, I don’t want to sit here and type up the list for you, so instead enjoy this slideshow.

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I learned a lot of new recipes for the Bunny Day Event and for the Cherry Blossom Festival. I was super excited about the glowy garland which I hung up in my bedroom. I also really liked the wood egg lamp. Eunice gave me an egg crown and I enjoyed making this for some of my other villagers. I forget to go into the villagers houses, occasionally they will gift you a free recipe. It is super important check in with villagers that are inside their homes.

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I invited Claudia to my town. She asked for a tall garden rock which used up 60 stones to make. Which was practically my entire stone collection. I really wanted Claudia in my town so I sacrificed that much stone in order to convince her to move to my town. She still needed two other visits before she could move in.

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I love the gnomes in this game. I remember the gnome that you could get in the other games and I had hoped that in New Horizon there would be some more gnome options, and then look at this! They added more gnome variations. I was super excited and put the gothic, Harley riding gnome outside of my house when I first got him. I have continued to finish my days by putting on my pjs and jumping into my bed before saving.

Day 15 – Label Visits the Island

Thursday April 2nd, 2020

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This is the week that I played almost all day every day because I was determined to catch as many cherry-blossom petals as possible. I really love the cherry blossom furniture so I wanted to make sure that I had enough cherry blossoms for myself and also to share with my friends and family that can’t play this game as obsessively as me. They have “real jobs” to go to, so I help them make extra bells or extra blossoms when they are out making real money. Usually I just ask for a fair trade in return. But usually the items I gave away for free are because I care about the people I am playing with. I am happy to see them happy. Their happiness in the game is enough payment to me. They don’t have to pay me with real life money or even bells.

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I collected a lot of recipes on this day. I was excited about the merry and festive balloon recipes. I made those and set them up in front of my entrances. I also put some next to my giant mama bear, which adds to the picnic feel that I was going for.

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I was persistent with getting Claudia to move to my island. The second time she came she asked for a flat garden rock. Which also called for a ridiculous amount of stone. I made it for her anyways because I really wanted her on my island. Why is she so obsessed with rocks?

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Label was a new arrival to my town. She ended up giving me a fashion test! Just like Gracie used to do, but now Label has taken over the task. This was a lot easier than Gracies fashion checks. She gifted me an item in which I could use for the challenge. I didn’t end up needing it because I already have amassed quite a collection of clothing, She asked for the Work Outfit theme so I went with the blazer, hard hat, and a mask. She seemed to like it, but I heard she’s easy to pass. She gifted my a Label cap. I prefer Label over Gracie.

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Just like in New leaf, if you see a flea on a villager you gotta catch it with a net. Poor Eunice had a flea on her and I had to get it off. I hate fleas, they are terrible lil insects that annoy me and are such a terrible thing to get out of your home. So if I can help my villagers with flea then I will help them get those fleas off!! ALSO! I caught an Atlas moth and I was very excited about this! I am hoping that Flick can make me a model of the Atlas moth, one day.

Day 16 – Flick’s First Visit

Friday April 3rd, 2020


It was the first day that Flick visited my island. I was so excited! I didn’t have three bugs for him to make a model of, so I missed out on that first chance. I sold him a lot of bugs and he gave me a lot of bells. I really like Flick. I am always hoping that he will be my special character for the day.


It was Eunice’s Birthday today! I bought her a wrapped present. She was happy. Unfortunately I did not get a picture of Eunice but instead caught a picture of Al in Eunice’s house celebrating her birthday. lol I do like Al’s sideburns and eyebrow.

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I was able to get more cherry blossom recipe today. Those cherry blossom recipe are hard to come by. I also got the bunny day earth clothing. My favorite is the shoes. I love how giant and floppy they look. They remind me of gnome shoes.

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I caught a zebra fish, agrias butterfly and a rajah Brooke’s birdwing butterfly. I tried to catch three of the zebra fish and agrias butterfly because I want to make models of them. I find that a lot of butterflies congregate in my flower breeding area. I tend to make my rounds around the island multiple times a day, and the flower garden is always a great way to catch buggies and make some bells.

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 I visited my cousin, Gina of Mandalore. I love visiting other people towns. It’s super cool to see what has arrived in their shops and how they choose to display their island. Also I love seeing what they do with their house decor.

Day 17 – K.K. Slider Concert

Saturday April 4th, 2020

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K.K. Slider came to the island for the first time. It was very exciting!! All of my villagers came out to hear him perform. I really love how everything got dark and it turned into a private show. I love how as he plays his song you go through the different seasons of Animal Crossing. You even get a few shooting star throughout his performance.

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I learned how to terraform and build paths. I was super excited about finally being able to do this part of the game. I already had so many ideas for lil adjustments I wanted to do around the island. It was nice to add a lil room here or take away some cliff there. I also made some super cute waterfalls and jumping stones.


Claudia finally decided she could move onto my island. I had to choose who to kick out, since I didn’t have the bells at the time to buy a new plot. I decided to kick Al off the island because he kept sitting in places that made it so I couldn’t walk past him. I was a lil sad to see Al go, because he did give me medicine one time when I got stung by a wasp.

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I spent a lot of time searching for those cherry blossom recipe. I was able to get the cherry blossom lantern. I placed quite a few around Elvira Bay and I think they are so beautiful on my island. I did get a lot of bunny day recipe duplicates so I left those in a free section of my island. The downside is that a lot of my fellow players also got duplicate bunny day recipes so… the recipes might be sitting in the free section for awhile.

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I had some friends visit my island today, since Saturday is usually a very busy day. First I had my friend Sage from Utah visit. Then my girlfriend visited and I showed her all the new things I added to my island. Then my cousin Gina invited us to her island to go shopping. It was a blast!

Day 18 – 1st Hybrid Island

Sunday April 5th, 2020


I really love this outfit. I am standing outside of Kitt’s house. I already miss the pink cherry blossom trees around my house. I love the way the pink trees look. I wish they would have extended the cherry blossom time, to more than just 10 days. Why not the whole month? I don’t understand.

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My recipe for the day was bonsai shelf, which I have still yet to make because I do not have all the materials. Then  I invited Cherry to the campgrounds. She asked me to make her an iron garden bench which took a lot of iron, but anything for my Cherry.


I added to my daily to do list to always check on my villagers in their houses, in case they are crafting something. I cherish those recipes so I have remember to go in their houses. I also learned that I can go into villagers houses on other peoples islands and the villagers will still give me a recipe if they are crafting. So that was exciting!! Since I go to peoples islands all the time.


I’ve started my orchard of pear, orange, apple, and cherry trees. I also have a row of my islands native fruit, peaches. Having an orchard is a main way in which I made bells fast.

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Of course it being the weekend I had a lot of people over to my island. First my girlfriend joined me and we went shopping. Then my cousin stopped by to go shopping. Then my college friend popped in to check out my island. Then an old coworker came by to run around my town. It was so fun seeing all these people that I know and miss. We went to the museum and we went to my campgrounds. I showed them my growing carnival.


This is where I put all of the fish and bugs that I want to make into models. I’ve been storing them on the left side of my beach.

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I finished the day by going to an island. I am so glad that I did because it was a hybrid island and I was able to collect so many blue, pink, and orange hyacinths! I am so glad that hybrid islands exist because breeding flowers takes so much time. Hybrid island makes it a lot easier to get special flowers onto your island. YAY!

Day 19 – Messages in a Bottle

Monday April 6th, 2020

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I got two messages in a bottle right next to one another. I thought that was so funny. I was super excited to get the pear bed recipe, since I am collecting all of the fruit recipes.

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Look at this super cute adventure dress that my girlfriend sent me. It reminds me of the Alice in wonderland dress. I was super excited to get it from her. I had to show it off to Soleil who was minding her own business reading a book on the beach.


Tangy gave me the curiosity reaction. So far Agnes, Tangy and Eunice have been the main villagers to give me reactions. I love the reactions because they make it so easy to communicate with your friends when you’re playing with them. Sometimes I want to zoom or have a phone calls while we play in each others towns, but sometimes I would rather rely on my reactions and the limited text bubbles. I use the nook link phone app which makes typing so much easier!!

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Cherry had me make her a wooden waste bin. It was only the second time inviting her to my island so, sadly she did not want to move in just yet.

Day 20 – Messages in a Bottle

Tuesday April 7th, 2020

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My girlfriend made these tall garden stones for me. I placed them in a circle like an alter. I really love the way it looks, even with the weeds growing. The wooden egg lights are perfect for illuminating my island.

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I was really excited to catch the guppy. I think it’s colors are so beautiful, so hopefully I can get more and create a model.


My question is “what happens when I fill up the Nooks Rewards?” Do we eventually get more? Just some thoughts I have on the Nook Miles Rewards. How many of you are coming to the end of your Nook Miles Rewards?

That concludes Week 3 of

Samshine in Elvira Bay.

Here is an example of my daily notes in Animal Crossing New Horizons.


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