Week 4: Bunny Day!

Day 21: Gotta Get Them Petals

Wednesday April 8th, 2020


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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!!


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


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!!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 1 – Animal Crossing New Horizons

Day 1 – Animal Crossing New Horizons

Thursday, March 19th 2020 9pm


The birth of Elvira Bay with Samshine leading the way. Lol I was super excited to play ACNH!! I had been waiting so long for this game. It took me up until the last moment to decide on my town name. I ended up choosing Elvira Bay as an ode to my love for Elvira and because I live in the Bay Area. Since the Bay of Elvira was too long I decided on the name, Elvira Bay. 

Of course I jumped right in and started crafting my tools so that I could run around my lil patch of island and hit trees and catch bugs or fish. I had a blast right off the bat.

I’m not kidding. I was determined to catch as many new bugs or fish as possible. I wanted to donate to my museum but I also wanted those sweet bells.

Day 2 – Welcome to Elvira Bay

Friday, March 20th 2020


I continued playing Thursday night into the wee early hours of Friday morning. I did take a break at some point to sleep. LOL But here are all the fish and bugs that I caught on Friday. The tarantula was terrifying. It really got my heart racing. The oarfish was amazing to watch as it was continually pulled out of the water. I was super excited about the football fish. The football fish is one of my favorite fish in the sea. I love the detail that sometimes the squid comes out of the ocean still black with ink.

I was super stoked about the DIY recipes that you can find in messages in bottles on the beach. I have yet to see these villagers but to see their names on the pages makes me so happy. I really hope that I can get Fuchsia or Pinky to Elvira Bay.

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I try to lay down in my bed when before I save. Laying in bed before I save makes me feel even more immersed into Animal Crossing.


Day 3 – A day of introductions & 1st visits

Saturday, March 21st 2020


I did not manipulate time. I am just a hardcore Animal Crossing Fan and I was determined to open my museum as soon as possible.


Mabel visited and I was super excited to see her so early on. Changing my look is a huge part of Animal Crossing for me. I love being able to switch up my outfit at any moment. So that fact that I got to see Mabel so soon gave me hope for getting a shop in town.

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I had 4 different people visit my town. I was so excited to share what I had found and done so far. I was able to get the peach chair recipe that very day so I made everyone peach chairs as a welcome gift.


I love that I can zoom in when taking a picture. It also allows for me to look closer at things, even if I am not meaning to photograph them. I made this shirt from my pastel rainbow pattern. I always make this pastel rainbow pattern for my Animal Crossing towns. I love everything about my outfit, especially the glasses that cover up the wasp sting.

Day 4 – A very busy day!

Sunday, March 22nd 2020


Lyle from Happy Home Academy stopped by and ranked my house. I got a tapestry for it.

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Mabel back so soon! She was in town for the whole day! It was super awesome to see her again. I bought a bunch of stuff from her. I really hope she sets up a shop in town.

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Nook taught me how to refurbish furniture! This was so exciting for me. I was nervous I would have to wait awhile to be able to refurbish. In New Leaf you have to wait for quite some time before you can refurbish furniture so it was very exciting see this available so early on.

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I LOVE the DIY recipes that you can get. They are either in bottles that wash up from the shore, in presents from balloons, or villagers give them to you.


The balloon presents in New Leaf were severely disappointing. New Horizons balloon presents have been amazing!! Lol I happened to have my flimsy shovel break right as a balloon flew by.

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I visited my first town. I went to Corny, my lil sisters town. We happened to even wear the same hair color. I also visited a few other friends and family members towns. It was a busy day.


My sister sent me this letter and included a personal touch. My nickname, Salmon.


Only one recipe for today but at least it was from the super cute koala bear Yuka.

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I had some first time interactions. First Harvey, than the new special character Daisy Mae, and lastly Blathers. I purchased 10 turnips from Daisy Mae. I don’t usually play the turnip market but I thought since this was the first time that I had met her I should give her a few of my bells. I was able to buy the turnips for a low price of 90 bells per turnip.

I really like the cabinet where I can purchase plants and various tools. This was a rather busy Monday for me. So many new faces, so many old friends & family. Sahara even came to town but I forgot to take pictures. So many things happening! I love this game.

Day 5 – Celebrated Nook’s Cranny

Monday, March 23rd 2020


Technically the grand opening was the day before, but it was such. busy day I didn’t get around to celebrating until the next day. So far Agnes, Bam, Eunice, & Tangy are living in Elvira Bay.

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I got some DIY recipes. I’ll try to remember to document what recipes I get. Lol I love reading their letters.

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I am super excited to see that I am collecting reactions from my villagers. Emotional reactions make communication with my friends so much easier. I can clap for them when they catch a bug or fish. I can wave hello or goodbye. I can look in shock when they accidentally hit one of my villagers with a net. I did quite a few things on this day but I wasn’t very good at documenting it all. Oh well.

Day 6 – Some Day I have to REST 😦

Tuesday, March 24th 2020


I have had to learn that I am not a robotic woman. I can not cross animals 24/7. My body gets tired. I have to stop to take care of myself. I have to make sure that I get enough sleep, that I eat enough, stay hydrated, do my morning routine, stretch and exercise. Sometimes I use playing animal crossing as a reward for getting tasks done.


Since I had been crossing animals at such an extreme pace over the last 6 days, I really needed this day to recoup. So I just did my usual routine, sent some letters with presents in them to my friends and family.

Day 7 – Celeste visits Elvira Bay

Wednesday, March 25th 2020


I continued my Thursday taking it easy with the crossing of animals. I had a few friends over but I failed to take many pictures. I still needed some time to recoup my sore wrists.


I am soaking up these DIY recipes like I am a sponge. I cannot get enough of them.

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Then Celeste stopped by. I really wish I had spent more time playing on Thursday because it was a good day for wishing upon stars. I really missed the mark here. My sister was telling me all about the star fragments she got from all the wishes she made that night. She was able to make the Aries rocking chair from the zodiac series. So, it really pays to hang out at night when Celeste stops into your town.

This concludes week 1 of Elvira Bay in ACNH.