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The Sims 4 Story Starter Kit: City Girl Blues

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The Sims 4 Story Starter Kit: City Girl Blues

A couple who loves each other dearly may have no choice but to part ways due to culture clash. Is love truly enough?

Welcome to our tenth official Story Starter Kit! If you missed all the info on Story Starter Kits, you can read more about what they are and how they work in our introductory article!

This month, we’re bringing you a young farmer, his wife, and their young son and dog. If it seems too cozy and perfect to be true, well… it might be.

City Girl Blues

The Sims 4 Story Starter Kit: City Girl Blues

When Maisie left her fast-paced life in the big city to marry a young, handsome farm boy, she envisioned a cozy life of floral patterned dresses with cute floppy hats, picnics in fragrant meadows, and afternoon tea parties with all the other local wives where they nibbled on biscuits and gossiped about so-and-so’s outlandish new hairstyle.

She did not envision being woken at dawn every day by roosters, walking out her front door and breathing in the stench of cow dung, mud ruining her brand new designer heels, or every square inch of her home having a permanent layer of dust no matter how many times she cleaned it. She misses all the convenience of her old life in the city. She misses her spa membership, half-caf caramel soy lattes with a half pump of vanilla, being able to eat cuisine from all over the world within a two block radius of home, shopping sprees, and all the concerts, museum exhibits, and theatre productions. It doesn’t help that she’s having a hard time making friends outside of her husband in her new home; small towns are cliquey and those other wives she’d hoped to have tea with aren’t keen on welcoming some high falutin’ city slicker into their circle.

Some days, Maisie fantasizes about packing her bags and running back to everything familiar to her, but she knows she could never go through with it. She loves Jack dearly and their baby boy, Asher. Jack’s the only person who’s ever made her feel special in a way that designer clothes and expensive jewellery couldn’t. He treats her like a queen and she knows he tries so hard to make her happy by treating her to nice things from home whenever he can. She appreciates him more than she could ever express to him. And when Jack has to leave her alone in the house all day to work the farm, Asher keeps a smile on her face. She loves being his mom.

Poor Jack doesn’t know what to do to make the woman he adores happy. He can’t sell the farm; it’s been his family’s legacy for generations and his life’s wish is to pass it on to Asher one day, but he can’t stand seeing his wife so isolated and ostracized from the rest of the town. If she could just get out of the house more and make some friends of her own, he thinks she could thrive here. Maybe he could get her to take an interest in farm work? Unlikely, but a possibility. Or perhaps he could find some type of local club or group for her to join! Like the Finchwick Fair Planning Committee or a cross stitch club!

Will Maisie find things to love about her new home and make the connections she longs for, or will the homesickness be too much for her and lead a loving marriage to ruin?

Other Info:

Jack Fields
  • Age: Young Adult
  • Pronouns: He/Him
  • Romantic Interests: Women
  • WooHoo Interests: Women
  • Romantic Exploration?: No
  • Traits: Family-Oriented, Loves the Outdoors, Animal Enthusiast, Collector (Bonus)
  • Aspiration: Country Caretaker
  • Likes: Green, Cottagecore Music, Gardening
  • Dislikes: Red, Pop Music, Wellness
  • Skills: Gardening (5), Fishing (3), Handiness (3), Cooking (2)
  • Career: Self-Employed Farmer
  • Relationships: Maisie Fields (Wife), Asher Fields (Son), Lola Fields (Family Pet)
  • Packs Used: Cottage Living, Seasons, Cats & Dogs, Spa Day
Maisie Fields
  • Age: Adult
  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Romantic Interests: Men
  • WooHoo Interests: Men
  • Romantic Exploration?: No
  • Traits: Snob, Materialistic, High Maintenance, Business Savvy (Bonus)
  • Aspiration: Mansion Baron
  • Likes: Red, Blues Music, Cooking
  • Dislikes: White, Pop Music, Handiness
  • Skills: Charisma (5), Wellness (4), Fitness (3)
  • Career: Stay-at-Home Mom
  • Relationships: Jack Fields (Husband), Asher Fields (Son), Lola Fields (Family Pet)
  • Packs Used: Cottage Living, Seasons, Cats & Dogs, Spa Day
Asher Fields
  • Age: Toddler
  • Pronouns: He/Him
  • Traits: Charmer
  • Skills: Communication (4), Imagination (3), Movement (3), Potty (2), Thinking (2)
  • Relationships: Jack Fields (Father), Maisie Fields (Mother), Lola Fields (Family Pet)
  • Packs Used: Cottage Living, Seasons, Cats & Dogs, Spa Day
Lola Fields
  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: Beagle
  • Gender: Female
  • Spayed/Unspayed: Unspayed
  • Traits: Vocal, Loyal, Active

Household Notes:

  • This household should be able to purchase their lot with their default starting funds. Make sure you import the family into CAS, then move them in. If you move them into a home straight from the Gallery, they will not have the funds I set for them.

Pastoral Pampering

This ramshackle but cozy home started out as a one-room shack back when Theodore Fields first purchased the land back in 1902. As the farm around it flourished over generations, multiple additions were made to the home room-by-room. Now, it’s a charming little place for a small family to live modestly but comfortably.

Lot Info:

  • Lot Type: Residential
  • Price: §50,397
  • Size: 50×50
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 1
  • Lot Traits: None
  • Lot Challenges: Simple Living
  • Packs Used: Cottage Living, Seasons, Cats & Dogs, Spa Day, Get Together
The Sims 4 Story Starter Kit: City Girl Blues

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About the author

SnarkyWitch

A cranky old lady who prefers the company of cats and Sims over people. Occasionally peeks out from her lair long enough to chuck Sims articles at innocent bystanders.

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