Hello Simmers! Today (1 February 2011) marks the official release date of The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff! This is the third stuff pack for The Sims 3 and the first new release of 2011. If you get the pack, be sure to visit The Sims Wiki and help contribute as much information as you can about new objects and other changes in this stuff pack.
In conjunction with this stuff pack, a new game patch - patch 19 - has been released for download. Based on the official notes, it seems like a pretty light patch, but it's available nonetheless.