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Mario

Mario

Well since the Super Mario Bros. Hat is the most popular item in my etsy store, (being that it’s the only item I’ve sold so far). I would like to add a Luigi Hat. That way I can offer a discount on the hats if bought as a set. So I have been on a search to find green polyester fleece, and let me tell you it’s been hard to find on this tiny little island. This is the first time I envy mainland stores. I’ve always thought Hawaii has pretty much everything the mainland has, but when it comes to good crafting supplies we are in need of some help. Wal-Mart carries an abundant stock of the solid red fleece, but I have check the 2 out of 4 Wal-Marts on the Island and have yet to find green. I called Fabric Mart in Kaneohe and asked if they have green and was told they only have lime green and olive green, which will just not do for Luigi lovers. ;(  I even went to a large wholesale warehouse full of rolls and rolls of fabric, still nothing!  I managed to find a yard of dark forest green fleece in the scraps section, and decided to purchase it since it’s been the closest I have come to green and  my little brother has been requesting a hat for sometime now. Ever since his older brother received my first Super Mario hat he NEEDS Luigi because Luigi’s Mario’s brother! Well I’m sure dark green will suffice for my 3 year old little brother. But I don’t think it will be added to my etsy store. 😦  So my search for green polyester fleece continues. Back to the yellow pages to search for more fabric stores. I’ve also been contemplating buying white polyester fleece and dying the material myself, but I have no experience with dyes. If anyone is good with do it yourself dyeing fabrics at home please let me know. Thanks

Luigi Hat

Luigi Hat

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Today I made my first etsy sale! Yay  I’m so excited and I’m also very grateful that my sister is such a great social networker. I asked her to help me promote my site and my views jumped from 20 to over 140 in a day! 😉 Sweet. Today is also my little boys first birthday. I always knew that kids was lucky. I just hope I don’t have to wait another year for a sale.

My first sale was a handmade Mario hat. The first time I made this hat it was for my 5 year-old little brother.  After he got a DS lite for his birthday he went crazy for Mario so I decided to make him a Mario Hat for Christmas.

My Baby Mario

My Baby Mario

He went nuts. He loved it and still does. I’m also very happy to say that it has held up against the rough and tumble play of a 5 year old.

If you like this hat check out my etsy store to see if it’s in stock. If it isn’t currently listed in the store you can contact me to request a custom order. And check out some of the other duct tape projects I’m currently working on.

Duct tape Wallets

Duct tape Wallets

Hot Pink nano duct tape bag

Hot Pink nano duct tape bag

The RC Me

The RC Me

Street View

Street View

Damn Playfish games waste so much of my time, but what can I say I’m addicted.

This is a blog offering some help for newbies because let’s face it playfish pretty much throws you in the water without teaching you how to swim.

I actually don’t really know the point of this game being fairly new myself. I only started playing it because I was bored one day when Pet Society was doing maintenance and I needed to get my gaming fix.

Understanding the Game: Objectives

1. Make money so you can, decorate your restaurant inside and out, dress yourself and your employees and buy ingredients.

2. level up, which pretty much just happens automatically by accumulating gourmet points. I don’t think there is much you can do to significantly speed this process up.

3. level up your dishes by collecting the ingredients needed. (if you level up your ingredients you get more gourmet points per plate you serve.) Still not really a big deal except you won’t have cracked ugly plates. Your dished will be plated on a different design every level until you reach the Gold Plate, lvl 10.

Tips:

Making money:

I never feed my employees I always choose to rest them, but if you choose that route you have to log in more often to put them back to work in an hour or so once there energy has reached 100%.

Your rating is important because that determines how many customers you have. The more customers the more money.

Your employees generate the most money when they have the most energy. If I log in and my people are at 50% i rest them again because from 100%-50% they made around 2000 coins and from 50%-0% I notice they make a lot less.

You need to listen to your customers to improve your restaurant the bubbles above their head tell your what they need if you see a chair your need more tables or arcades (if you can afford it). If there is a toilet you need to add a bathroom to your restaurant (for higher levels). If there is a clock you need more cooks. Dirty plates means more waiters. When ever your get a red thumbs down your rating goes down .1 and in turn that means your business and your money goes down.

If you logout and when you return your workers are all collapsed on the floor while customers are still walking in and out your rating will have falling for as long as your employees have fainted.  A little tip for that is when your employees are at 100% open the door and stay logged in watch the customers to see if they have any complaints you can fix. If you are getting more green thumbs up than red thumbs down your rating will go up. I let that continue until my workers reach about 80%, because then they start working slower and you get more complaints from customers about the time. That’s a good time TO BLOCK YOUR DOOR and SAVE the game and LOGOUT.  When you block your door customers can’t come in and out so your rating won’t fall when you come back, BUT you will still make the same about of money when you log back in. 🙂 Also your toilets won’t flood so you won’t need a cleaner and you can use the extra person to cook or wait tables. THE DRAW BACK IS YOUR GOURMET POINT WON”T GO UP IF YOU DOOR IS BLOCKED. The fastest way to raise gourmet points is to leave the game running.

Your people can also get stuck places so watch out for the placement of the furniture. If you notice that customers are complaining about seats when you have free chairs that means those chairs are inaccessible to them and you need to rearrange furniture.

Another Tip is to always block the door when you’re resting so you don’t have Thumbs down customers.

My sister chooses never to rest her employees she always feeds them so you can see what works better for you. If you choose that route I would always feed them at 75% so they always remain the most productive. I hear the cooks energy is more important than waiters as far as performance goes.

Leveling Up Your Dishes:

Level 10 RC Dish- See the Plate is Gold

Level 10 RC Dish- See the Plate is Gold

Everyone needs ingredients!

How to get free ingredients:

First visits to a friends restaurant gives you an ingredient.

Every day you get one ingredient

And if your correctly answer food quizzes you get another ingredient.

When you level up your dishes the ingredients disappear so it is possible to have no ingredients.

What some people do is they create and alias account and go to Facebook’s restaurant city’s group’s discussion board and keep adding new friends to get ingredients. Your second account can also help you make money. You can buy items and send them to your primary account. You don’t need a second account you can just add people by using the Restaurant City’s Group in Facebook and then delete them once you get your ingredient or you can keep them to trade later. I like to use a second account because it’s easier and I don’t want a bunch of people I don’t know on  my primary account it just makes things more difficult.

*unfortunately you can not gift ingredients.

To get the ingredients you need to level up your dish you will need to trade. So visit friends and make trade offers. You should really concentrate on leveling up one dish at a time per category so you don’t get confused. If you have a second account you can always trade between them to get the correct combination of ingredients. If you don’t have a second account it can be very difficult to accumulate the ingredients you need without adding a bunch of random people to your profile.

My Second RC Account

My Second RC Account

Leveling Up:

Like I said before there is no way to significantly raise gourmet points to level up. There are no ‘cheats’ for this game only ‘hacks’ where you would need to download additional software that hacks into your account while your playing. If you are interested in that check out videos on YouTube you need to search “Restaurant City Hack” and you should sort it by most recent videos. Always read the comments to see if the hack still works, playfish does a really good job monitoring and patching hacks so they usually only last a week at the most. Also be warned that playfish BANS Hackers if it is really obvious you’re cheating, so if you are going to attempt to hack you should have a second account and it should be active for awhile before attempting any serious hacking.

This guy has the best blog you can check him out if there’s a working hack out there he made it and has it up on his site 😉 it not in English but he usually has a video or you can try to use google translate option.

Good luck =)

Add any helpful tips, tricks, and cheats of your own.

Also comment on my info if you feel it is inaccurate or if you have a better suggestion.

Besides decorating there is lots of fun stuff to do in Restaurant City. I like the hiring friends and photo options. 😉

I dress my Boys in Sexy Orange Short Shorts

I dress my Boys in Sexy Orange Short Shorts

And they love it

And they love it

My Second RC Account

My Second RC Account


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