Thank you! Is there a place on FS site that explains these things , so I know how new things work? Again, thanks for your help!
On the makeup counter when you buy it, you need to click on it. A screen will come up. You can complete if for gems( I do not recommend).
Hit the ask friends button. Your nbr screen will come up. then you can request parts from your nbrs.
Have you allocated enough space for the couch? It requires a large area to place down.
Uninstalling and reinstalling doesn't affect your progress.