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Bower Ponds in May

It was the first really beautiful day of the year and we couldn’t wait to get outside.

One of our favorite places to go is down to Bower Ponds. There’s tons of places to walk along the river, not to mention the actual ponds plus two playgrounds to take the kids to. It’s always one of the first places we hit when the weather gets nice and is one of our most frequented summer locations.

This year, Kaeidyn had control of the camera and took a ton of pictures. She got some great pictures of the family and of course, I’m obsessed with the pictures she took of The Boyfriend and I. But today, I wanted to share some of the landscape shots she got. What do you think?

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We Are So Freaking Adorable…

Straight up, I have never enjoyed two pictures of The Boyfriend and I as much as I enjoy these ones that Kaeidyn took of us during our last trip to Bower Ponds (more pictures to come…).

#TumblrFavorites - For Adults 18+

#TumblrFavorites – Winter 2015/2016

Valerie Rayne Tumbles is a not-safe-for-work adults-only Tumblr that I created probably over a year ago now. I dedicate at least one day a week to checking in on my Tumblr and over the years have found some really amazing pieces. Today, I’d love to share my #TumblrFavorites for Winter 2015/2016 with you!


#TumblrFavorites for February

See My Top 5 Tumblrs: February 2016

After an entire month off, I had so much fun coming back to Tumblr. My first night back was a three or four hour deal and I was reblogging like it was going out of style.

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/140139762091/flensburgpaar-february-28-2016

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/140139615221

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/139959075236/13sixes-good-girls-get-spanks-too

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/139958815276/black-and-white-erotic-art-bwea

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/139958664496/udhcmh-charles-e-colohan-virgin-no-more

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/139777000876

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/139711240506

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/138843004256/black-and-white-erotic-art-bwea


#TumblrFavorites for January

I was sick all of January and my Tumblr saw absolutely no updates.
Sorry 🙁


#TumblrFavorites for December

See My Top 5 Tumblrs: December 2015

December saw a huge focus on black-and-white photography – some of it erotic, some of it not – nonetheless all amazing! These were my favorite out of the huge selection of those!

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/136245770291/kyotocat-kyotocat-impressionoflight

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/136244702176/the-prussian-officer-lou-jover

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/136244452301/c-a-p-s-u-l-a-s-18

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/135703760381/my-bubbles-are-gone-bathtime-footography

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/135483591841/mau-indy

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/135483522971/mau-indy

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/134849217086/notpulpcovers-the-gay-coloring-book-1964

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/134785188181

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/134785025531/sicsen-glow-blog

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/134400789491/xxxygirlsss-sexanndlove-sexual-passion


Well, there you have it!

2 months, hundreds of post and I just narrowed down 18 of my favorites!

If you like what you’ve seen here, be sure to like this post and then head over to my Tumblr, Valerie Rayne Tumbles, and follow me there to see new posts and reblogs. I’ll let you know on Twitter when I update so follow @ValerieRayne13 for that.

Which image stood out to you or was your favorite from February and/or December? Are you on Tumblr and think by this collection of images that I should definitely be following you? Leave a comment below with a link and your thoughts! 

The Rayne's

#TheSims4: Introducing The Rayne’s

The Rayne’s are teen roommates currently residing in Mid-Nowhere: The Rayne’s in Windenburg.

 

Valerie Rayne is a creative music lover whose greatest ambition is to become a Musical Genius. Boyfriend Rayne, who shares the same last name as Valerie but isn’t related to her, is a genius and a geek whose life dream is to be a Nerd Brain.

They’ve already spent some time getting to know one another and becoming best friends. They’ve also hosted the Welcome Wagon and gone to Island Bluffs and the Discotheque, where they did their first ever group dance. Valerie is wearing the red bathing suit and Boyfriend is right in the center.

After their rather eventful week, full of school, homework and entertaining, they decided they needed to wind down and Valerie went to her room and Boyfriend went to his room and they both enjoyed a meditation session that let them level up twice.

Next up for The Rayne’s: While they’re still in school, both Boyfriend and Valerie intend to get jobs as Retail Store Employees. After they’ve held a job for awhile and are doing well in school, the plan is to start exploring clubs. I think we’ll probably have one of them create a club that they both join and then have them each join separate already existing clubs (such as the Paragons or Renegades). The final goal, before they become adults anyways, is to have them begin dating!

Be sure to stay tuned to see what ends up happening to The Rayne’s and the world around them!

And if you’d like to try playing as them, you can find The Rayne’s on The Sims 4 Gallery by searching the Origin ID: ValerieRayne13. I’d love to see someone play them and share their experience with me in the comments below!

Mid-Nowhere: The Rayne's

#TheSims4: Builds in #Windenburg – Mid-Nowhere: The Rayne’s

Mid-Nowhere: The Rayne’s

A smart one-level with near perfect symmetry and plenty of skill-building activities for your Sims. This house was built for “The Rayne’s”. Find them in the Gallery!

Lot:

Mid-Nowhere in Windenburg

Lot Type:

Residential

Lot Size:

20 x 20

Value:

$192, 253

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2

Full House: Top Down View
Full House: Top Down View

The Rayne’s currently reside in this house as teenagers. There are two bedrooms with meditation stools and two bathrooms that are divided by a large closet (part of the Get Together expansion pack!). Each bathroom features a jet tub.

The main living area features a variety of skillbuilding and fun-having activities. A bar and espresso station allow your Sims to make beverages for themselves and their visitors. A foosball, game and chess table make up one side of the room and a comfortable seating area makes up the other.

Packs Used

Spa Day Get Together Spooky Stuff Cool Kitchen Stuff

You can find Mid-Nowhere: The Rayne’s on The Sims 4 Gallery. I invite you to download it and place it in your own worlds. If you end up changing things up, I’d love to see what you come up, so please post links to your changes in the comments below. And while you’re at it, be sure to follow me by searching for the Origin ID: ValerieRayne13.

The Picture Place - Exterior

#TheSims4 – Builds in #MagnoliaPromenade: The Picture Place

The Picture Place - Front
The Picture Place – Front

The Picture Place

Quaint and beautiful black photography studio with small outdoor painting decks. Includes two bathrooms (in the basement) and a great deal of seating for your Sims.

Lot:

JF&S Clothiers in Magnolia Promenade

Lot Type:

Retail

Lot Size:

20 x 20

Value:

$66, 942

The Picture Place is a small photo studio. Surrounding one end of the building is an intricate fountain consisting of domes and streams. The other end of the studio is surrounded by a porch with lots of seating for customers.

Inside, on the main level, is a tiny reception area where your Sims are able to purchase a wide assortment of cameras. The rug consists of 13 different pieces to give it quite a fun shape and guests can enjoy the fireplace while they listen to some sweet tunes.

The Picture Place - Photo Studio
The Picture Place – Photo Studio

Of course, it isn’t a photo studio with some equipment. Separated from the reception area by some awesome room dividers, your Sims can get their pictures taken (or take some of their own) in this area overlooking the fountains outside.

From the porch outside, Sims can access the two bathrooms downstairs. They come with a shower, seating, toilet and sink and a locker for changing outfits. Again, throughout the whole design of this space, you’ll see my obsession with symmetry shining through, so both bathrooms are designed the same.

Packs Used

You can find The Picture Place on The Sims 4 Gallery. I invite you to download it and place it in your own worlds. If you end up changing things up, I’d love to see what you come up, so please post links to your changes in the comments below. And while you’re at it, be sure to follow me by searching for the Origin ID: ValerieRayne13.

#TumblrFavorites

#TumblrFavorites – Fall 2015

Valerie Rayne Tumbles is a not-safe-for-work adults-only Tumblr that I created probably over a year ago now. I dedicate at least one day a week to checking in on my Tumblr and over the years have found some really amazing pieces. Today, I’d love to share my #TumblrFavorites for Fall 2015 with you!


#TumblrFavorites for November

See My Top 5 Tumblrs: November 2015


It’s still early in November, but after following a number of new-to-me Tumblrs, I’m sure that this month is going to fill up quickly. So far, here’s some of my favorites for this month!

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132324885451

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132324894251/whennightclosesin-robert-c-cochran

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132324699821/annantan-nuit-mon-amie-sois-ma-tendre

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132324952731

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132324943621/oldalbum-by-robert-farber

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132325548111/kinkupdates-electrosluts-trick-or-treat-19

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132324661486/jasminpussy-love

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132324795246/mau-indy

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132324516626

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132325604841/nitratediva-claudette-colbert-in-the-infamous


#TumblrFavorites for October

See My Top 5 Tumblrs: October 2015


October was an active month for me on Tumblr and I found a huge selection of Tumblrs with amazing erotic art, which just fills my heart with so much joy – even more joy than porn!

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132199015646

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/131145113601/visualobscurity-valerie-galloway

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132200336101/mau-indy

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/131144682516/mau-indy-danielerebecchi-valerie-knox

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132199192736

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/132200290491

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/130941227486

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/131403315706/iglovequotes-httpiglovequotesnet

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/130620918296

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/130620899511/flensburgpaar-october-06-2015

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/130940349161

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/130320574476/flensburgpaar-october-02-2015


#TumblrFavorites for September

See My Top 5 Tumblrs: September 2015


You could say that September was my black-and-white obsession month, as a large portion of my reblogs were black-and-white photos and .GIFs. It just looks so sensual. Here’s a few posts that weren’t B&W.

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129476357631/trepol-peter-fendi

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129476383071/lifepornography-felicien-rops-the-shower-1881

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/128166149656

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129476350946/a-male-gaze-swan-by-j-young

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129476214601

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/130251758601/erosisaman-richard-macdonald-erosisaman

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129477311356

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129477294336

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/128547112076/do-it

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/130251650796/mistresseva-eroticaandmore-by-jdarnell

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129945195766/ganymedesrocks-georg-vilhelm-pauli-1855

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129103951776/symes4u-ribbons-of-desire

Well, there you have it!

3 months, over 1000 posts in total and I just narrowed down 36 of my favorites!

If you like what you’ve seen here, be sure to like this post and then head over to my Tumblr, Valerie Rayne Tumbles, and follow me there to see new posts and reblogs. I’ll let you know on Twitter when I update so follow @ValerieRayne13 for that.

Which image stood out to you or was your favorite from November? October? September? Are you on Tumblr and think by this collection of images that I should definitely be following you? Leave a comment below with a link and your thoughts! 

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A Collection of #Footography

I don’t remember how we got into taking pictures of my feet.

I remember loving it the moment we were doing it. I’m often asked if I have a foot fetish and the honest answer is no, not even slightly. I do not enjoy any aspects of a foot fetish, except for taking pictures of my feet and having them (the pictures, not the actual feet) admired by other people.

Over the years, we’ve taken many foot photos. From dedicated footography sessions to random snaps on walks, from painted toe nails to bare nails, with and without shoes – most notably my flip flops, which I try to wear as much of the year as possible. The best place to view my footography is on my FetLife profile, but for those of you who aren’t there, enjoy this small selection of some of my favorite footography.

My Collection of #Footography

There’s photos on here from almost 6 years ago and some of them are as recent as a few weeks ago. If you’d like to see new footography as I take it, be sure to follow me on FetLife or check out my Google+ #Footography Collection.

Favorite #Footography from Tumblr

Enjoy some of my favorite footography from Tumblr and be sure to follow Valerie Rayne Tumbles for tons more!

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/128547430981/animexenie-non-esistono-distanze-troppo-grandi

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/128165817796/flensburgpaar-september-02-2015

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/127549427726/flensburgpaar-august-25-2015

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/127934502886/flensburgpaar-august-30-2015

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/125306425656

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/119839055396

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129475321936/flensburgpaar-september-20-2015

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129475887911/flensburgpaar-september-20-2015

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/122654006326/pin-up-art-stuff-robert-alvarado

http://valerieraynetumbles.tumblr.com/post/129475109741

So, there you have it, a beautiful collection of #Footography. If you liked it, be sure to push the “Like” button below and use the “Share This” section to share on your favorite social networks. And if you’d like, I’d love to discuss footography in the “Rant With Me” section below!

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The Day We Went to Crescent Falls – Beautiful Landscapes

For the entirety of our relationship, The Boyfriend has always desperately wanted to take us to Crescent Falls. He has fond memories of his youth at the falls and always delights in the chance to share any part of his youth with us. I wanted to go for the waterfall. Since moving to Alberta, I haven’t gotten to see nearly as many as I used to living in BC.

Finally, after years of talking about it, we took a wonderful day trip out to Crescent Falls and were sure to take our cameras along to get as many pictures as possible. The whole day was a whirlwind experience and one that will definitely go down in the history books.

This day will be broken down into a series of posts, because there are really just too many great photos to put in one post. Today, I want to share the beautiful landscapes as we drove out there and explored the falls. The next post, I’d like to do some of the fun videos we got from our time there. And finally, I’d like to end with all the amazing pictures of family that we got at Crescent Falls. Enjoy the view and be sure to check back for those next posts!

Crescent Falls – Landscapes 2015

It was honestly some of the most beautiful surroundings I’ve seen since I moved to Alberta almost 13 years ago. And although I discovered an extreme fear of the insane heights and especially the kids being free-to-roam around those heights, and although I definitely didn’t wear the right shoes for climbing and rocky path walking, it was definitely the perfect setting for an amazing summer adventure.

Again, be sure to check back for a collection of videos from the day, including an adorable moment between The Boyfriend and Carter (in which The Boyfriend dances) and our release of signed soccer balls over the falls. Then, a smattering of photos of all the kids enjoying the exploration, like the boys learning bear safety or their amazing climbing adventures and a few really awesome selfies! You should see them all up here within the next week or two, so stay tuned!

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#TheSims4 – Builds in #Newcrest: Sandy Run Spa

Sandy Run Spa - Front
Sandy Run Spa – Front

Sandy Run Spa

Modern spa with all the amenities including yoga rooms, meditation locations, massage and steam lounge, beverage centers and a great pool.

Lot:

Sandy Run in Newcrest

Lot Type:

Spa

Lot Size:

40 x 20

Value:

$419, 821

The Sandy Run Spa is a three-story modern spa which features a variety of amenities and skill-building activities for your sims. The exterior of the building is trimmed with shrubbery and flowers, as well as beautiful fountains that will draw visitors in.

Once inside, there are endless activities to ensure your sims stay stress-free. From a variety of meditation locations, two yoga studios with room for four instructors at a time, multiple drink stations, a small gym, chess and a massage room with steam lounges. Your sims will find lots to do and tons of ways to relax and recuperate.

Packs Used

In total, the Sandy Run Spa has 4 women’s and 4 men’s washrooms. On the main floor, there are toilets and baths separated by a shower room. On the top floor, there are smaller washrooms with just toilets and lockers (every toilet is accompanied by a sink).

Probably the best feature of the Sandy Run Spa is the rooftop patio and pool. The pool is huge and beautifully decorated, you can get a hand and/or foot massage or meditate next to it and get your drink on while overlooking Newcrest.

Rooftop Patio with Drink Station 2
Rooftop Patio with Drink Station 2

One thing you’ll notice about a great many of my builds on The Sims 4, and especially in Newcrest, is that I have a serious obsession with symmetry. The Sandy Run Spa is a perfect example of this symmetry. It’s something I keep trying to move away from and keep ending back up at.

You can find the Sandy Run Spa on The Sims 4 Gallery. I invite you to download it and place it in your own worlds. If you end up changing things up, I’d love to see what you come up, so please post links to your changes in the comments below. And while you’re at it, be sure to follow me by searching for the Origin ID: ValerieRayne13.

Finally, look forward to more posts on my builds in Newcrest including the Cookout Lookout Lounge, the Cypress Hill Library and the Fern Park MoMA.