The Vanderburg-Grey Household

High-spirited band manager Danette loves nature walks, jamming with her sister Susannah, and hanging out at the local clubs. Danette was raised in Bridgeport by famous writer-director duo, Cid and Samantha Severus-Grey. Though she still sees her parents often, she and husband Roger are now ready to make their own way in the world, with a little good luck.

The couple first met through their parents, who had been good friends since their university days. Danette and Roger clicked at once, each drawn to the other’s outgoing personality and cheerful outlook on life.

With hisΒ sports-star-turned-philanthropist dad and world-renowned surgeon mum, Roger’s is no stranger to the spotlight, although he spent most of his childhood miles away from the big city, in idyllic Riverview. He always loved the country air, but as he got older he started to crave a little more nightlife. For him, Barnacle Bay is the perfect mix of town and country.

Roger enjoys his job here too, teaching shop to high school students. At the weekends, between grading papers and dancing the night away with Danette, he always finds an hour or two to work on his robot designs.



15 thoughts on “The Vanderburg-Grey Household

  1. Beautiful couple, I really love Danette’s outfits especially the every day one with the leggings, that artsy style with the hat I just really find appealing. πŸ™‚

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    • Aw, thank you! I don’t usually bother with hats because it can be difficult to find matching hair for the other outfits (the TS4 system is so much better!), but this one just seemed really right on her. Happy simming πŸ™‚


  2. Ya being able to wear any hat with any hair is better. imagine it was easier to get the clay hair to bend with the hat mesh than with alpha hair. That is my favorite female hat in sims 3 though, my favorite male one is that fedora from one of the wedding sets, I like fedoras but I also like that hat because there is a matching hair without the hat from another set (boy did they ever get us to spend the monies :P)

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    • Now you mention it I know exactly what what you mean, though it never clicked before that the hairs are the same! That’s really useful to bear in mind. Ah yes the store, lol. I have so many lovely things from there, but it was so expensive. And a lot of the premium content needed to be modded because of the store team weren’t allowed to modify the game code. I do think the TS4 game packs are a better way to deliver that kind of thing.


  3. Hello, I’ve been downloading and playing with your sims for some time now. I love all of them! It’s evident how much detail and creativity goes into your builds. They inspire me to play creatively myself!
    I have one question: I’m guessing you use custom eyes on these screenshots which don’t come with your downloads. Can you please let me know which custom eyes you’re using? I’d love to get them as well. Thank you!

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    • Hi there! Thanks so much for this lovely comment. I’m really glad you’re enjoying my creations.

      My default eye replacements are by Ephemera, but unfortunately the page from which I originally downloaded them is no longer active. There’s a link to download some similar ones by the same creator at the bottom of this page:
      Alternatively, brntwaffles has a lovely version, which I am thinking of switching to myself:

      I used to have a list of all my default replacements easily available on the navigation menu but I guess past me moved it off for some reason I’ve now forgotten. Anyway, here it is:


      • Hello, Zei here, the Array comment was mine too, no idea why it came up named that way, I sent a blank reply just afterwards to check if it was giving my posts random names. πŸ˜€

        Thank you so much for the detailed reply! I love how after 10+ years people are still so passionate about TS3 and how the community is still so vibrant and active with new creations and connections.

        Your Ephemera eyes answer made so much sense to me because in my downloads folder I have these lovely set of non-default eyes by Ephemera of which I was searching desperately for the default version. Wherever I went, the link was inactive. They are probably the eyes you’re using now… Do you think the Burntwaffles one would be a good replacement? Alternatively, would you care for sharing the file with me if you have it stored somewhere? πŸ™‚
        BTW: Please share more of your families if you feel like it, they have given my game the much needed fresh air of unique and compelling neighbors & friends.

        Best, Zei

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      • Ah ha I understand! WordPress is so weird sometimes.

        It’s great that there’s still so much of a community. Not quite what it was 5 years ago, but still there. Checking the My Pages for my friends’ new uploads is always such a treat. Do you share anything ever?

        I wish I could give the file to you but I’m just not crazy about distributing something the original creator may have taken down.
        Yes, I think any of the other Ephemera ones, or the Brntwaffles mash up, would be good substitutes. Thinking of switching to the Brntwaffles ones myself so I can actually give proper credit with a link.

        Thanks so much for your lovely words of encouragement. This year’s been pretty terrible for me due to constant & intense neck pain that took basically the whole year to get a diagnosis for. I am being treated now and am much less pain, which feels wonderful, but until I’ve strengthened everything up again I can’t really do more than about 10 minutes at my computer in one go, which is barely even enough to load TS3 up!
        I have some half-written updates for my Snordwich Chronicles, which I’m slowly tapping away at, so those will probably be the next thing I share here.
        I’m really looking forward to getting back to my Barnacle Bay builds when I’m up to it again, as I have a house I’m really happy with so far about half furnished.


      • Sorry to hear about your neck pain! Sadly office-work + gaming as a hobby tends to do that to most of us… Pilates lessons with a reformer machine was of tremendous help for me, if you haven’t tried it already.

        And no, I don’t share anything, I actually play with a lot of stories in my head but well, it’s all in my head. πŸ™‚ Guess I don’t know where to start! Maybe someday I will. I created a new wordpress account in case I do. It’s called chloecurious after my fav character from Strangetown. πŸ™‚

        Nice to meet you and hope you feel better soon!

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    • Hi Zei. Sorry, your reply to Array is coming up as blank for me! I’m not sure whether wordpress is just playing up or perhaps submitted it before you were ready. Let me know if there’s anything I can help you with.


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