Week 4: Bunny Day!

Day 21: Gotta Get Them Petals

Wednesday April 8th, 2020

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It was a busy day on my island. I was able to collect a lot of the cherry blossom recipes which made me super happy. I also got this super cute papa bear from a balloon. At one point I had a swollen eye from a wasp sting and Cyd the Elephant gave me medicine. I am so happy that I was able to Cyd on an island. He’s a cool dude.

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Agnes gave me a reaction. I disagree… lol

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I went shopping in my cousins town. I am so thankful to be able to visit my friends and family through animal crossing at this time of quarantine. I already worked from home as an artist, so my low income already reduced my ability to go out of the house, but quarantine obviously keeps me totally confined now. So having all of my non animal crossing related friends joining my animal crossing friends is REALLY cool.

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Gulliver came to town. I think he gave me a nutcracker…? I can’t even remember.

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I accidentally forgot to take a screenshot of the recipe from the message in a bottle from Kevin the pig. I didn’t even right it down in my notes, so perhaps it was just a recipe I already had. Also! I am now taking full advantage of checking on my villagers in their homes in order to get recipes.

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I had to make room for my lack of storage in my house. I moved the trees to the back and added tables, because I prefer to get things off the floor. The items I do leave on the floor are clothing, furniture, wallpaper, and carpet. I leave those on the ground so I can stand over them and figure out what they are. Other items like supplies and materials I place on a table because I can see what they are on the table. I do not have to stand on them to identify what they are.

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I keep adding to and moving my freebie section. Today I dumped a lot of excess clothing from my closet. Lol.

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My girlfriend came over to my island after work. I showed her all the progress I had made on my island. Eventually we got into our pajamas and laid on the futons looking at the stars. This game is so special to me.

Day 22: Wishing Upon Stars

Wednesday April 9th, 2020

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I think that the messages in the bottles for egg day are super cute wrapped in this design.

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I’ve got quite a few recipe today. Some I was able to get from friends towns. Some I was able to get from bottles. ONE I GOT FROM CELESTE!!

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I really like this outfit. If I was the ringleader for a circle, this is what I would wear.

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My animal crossing friend Sassy came to visit my town. This was her first visit in my New Horizons town.

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I visited my cousin Gina and we wished upon the stars together. Her friend Simone was there as well. We had some good laughs while waiting for the stars to shoot.

Day 23: Last Day for Petals

Wednesday April 10th, 2020

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It worked! I wished on stars and there were star fragments on my beach the next day. I was so unbelievably happy to see them there. EEEEEeeee Sadly, no Aries star fragments, or large star fragments. But HEY! IT WORKED!!

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I’ve ben chatting with Sable every day trying to get her to warm up to me. It is slowly working. Confine your Spines! I want to say this to someone now. lol

Day 24: 1st Fishing Tournament

Wednesday April 11th, 2020

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Fishing Tournament Day!!! It was my first fishing tournament in Animal Crossing New Horizons. I made fish bait ahead of time from the clams. C.J. gave me 3 minutes on the clock and I had to catch a many fish as possible. I was able to catch 9 fish. C.J. gave me 11 points for all the fish. I used those points to  get a fish door plate.

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I was really excited about the log decorative shelves. I really like the log furniture. I like to customize it to be birch or white wood.

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The loans in Animal Ctossing New Horizons are a lot higher in price. At least my second story was larger than the New Leaf 2nd story starter size.

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I think that the bell vouchers are a waste of miles.

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Rodeo is moving into Elvira Bay! I had to kick out Ed. I wasn’t sad to see Ed leave because I found that horse to be rather full of himself, which I find off putting. I think that Rodeo will be a perfect addition to Elvira Bay.

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I had some newbies to my town. It was exciting to show off Elvira Bay to my online animal crossing friends. Being able to play with other people takes the game to the next level.

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I really love the colors in the Rajah Brooke’s birding. If you watch it flutter, as you show it off, you can see the colors shift in the green wings. The detail is so beautiful.

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My bamboo gardens are looking really nice. I added the white wind flowers, and some of the cherry blossom lanterns. My bone yard has been growing. I like placing the fossils outside. I like the way they look. Slightly creepy peering behind the trees.

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Still getting changed for bedtime. I’ve been wearing the face mask to bed. lol

Day 25:

Wednesday April 12th, 2020

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Today is the day for the bunny day event. It was pretty easy to fill all of Zippers requests. I was excited to get the bunny day wand recipe because I had all the materials to make it. That meant that I could use the wand features for the very first time!! I was also excited about the Bunny Day Arch but I would’ve appreciated getting it sooner in the month so that I could’ve used it as decoration leading up to bunny day. Instead of on bunny day and then for a few days after until I take it down because bunny day is over….

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Invited Tiffany to my campground for the first time. Usually she is wearing a spider web shirt, this time she was wearing the tuxedo dress. I think it looks great on her. She also had red long sleeve gloves on.

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I didn’t buy turnips but I thought she looked super cute so I wanted to take a picture with her. I think I need to get more on top of the turnip trade. Perhaps it’s time to take it more seriously…. it feels like gambling and that stresses me out. lol Thankfully I have enough friends that I would be able to check others turnip prices against mine. I just have nightmares of thousands of rotting turnips. lol

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I got to make some outfits! I was super excited to add these outfits to my wand. Each is a different aspect of myself and I just love getting to scroll through all of them.

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Finished off Bunny Day celebrating with my girlfriend and her friend Ryberry. I gave them a tour of my house and we stopped by Tiffany’s campground. They saw the slow but steady progress of the carnival. It was a great way to end the week.

That concludes week 4 of Samshine in Elvira Bay in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Thanks for reading! Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, or Patreon.

 

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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