Thursday, April 20, 2017

Is it PATIO time yet?

Living in Colorado until mid-May you have to only dream of your patio days while the snow keeps making an appearance. Like this weekend and next we have small snow in the forecast! I was going back thru pictures from last year getting excited about bringing the cushions back out and relaxing while the dogs run around the yard!

A BIG trend this year is bringing the indoors out..... like this love seat conversation piece. It truly feels like an extension on the home when you get a set like this!
 Upstairs on our upper deck we also have a smaller conversation set that goes along side our patio table where we love having dinner alfresco. From the top deck we like to watch the deer across on the open space graze and bed down.... it never gets old, promise you!
This was our FIRST meal last season and I am already planning ours out this year. There is something about grilling dinner while having a margarita that just SCREAMS Summer is here... relax!
In Colorado the rule is don't plant anything until AFTER Mothers Day! Then I swear to you the next weekend the garden stores are jam packed!
 I am excited to use my utility cart again this year for my herb garden! I used small pot to plant all my herbs... it turned out so well and what is great is that if the weather is too bad or cold I can literally just roll this inside! 
Are you inspired yet?? I have more fun for you, I have recreated my outdoor space for you! All you need do is click on the pictures under the board and you will be directed wear to purchase! AND I made it even easier for you.... Everything you see here is from Wayfair! Wayfair literally has anything you could ever want and picking out just one space today was hard.... because I LOVED everything! You can check out ALL outdoor trends on Wayfair by clicking HERE

Patio by Wayfair

Once your patio is done, your flowers are planted and the weather warms up take a moment for yourself....I'll take mine with a glass of wine and a magazine! That's a perfect Spring or Summer afternoon!
Happy Spring Friends!! If you are ever in Colorado hit me up and we can have a conversation on my conversation piece by the fire! Oh la la....


Friday, April 14, 2017

It's EXXpensive to be ME

Some of you might know Erika Jayne from her numerous #1 Dance Hits, maybe her time currently on DWTS where she is killing it with Gleb....
 Most of you know her from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills where she is THE fan favorite! But no matter how you know her, people love her! As do I! When I heard she was performing in Denver I was so excited!
Oh you know it's just me and my new pal Erika! LOL! And might I add I thought I had on a ton of make-up since it was a night out but next to her and her hair I am so plain Jane! LOL! And yes, she is really so stunning in person and that tall because of her SKY high THIGH high boots!
 Ya we were pretty close because it was a rather small venue, a night club in Denver! It was super neat!
SO...... Here is the low down.... She didn't take the stage until 12:30AM!!! And she did 5 songs. her dancers were awesome.... Gleb her DWTS partner came out and danced (which was AMAZING) and ABC was there filming. She doesn't sign live but she performs! And she is super super small. She is stunning. During the meet and greet we were each literally ONLY given 5 seconds to say HI (I told her she was stunning) and snap a pic! After waiting around for 2 1/2 hours for her it was a quick whirlwind! It was fun and Gleb is soooo good looking! LOL! I mean she knows what her crowd likes and gives it! Just look at this fierce picture....
 I mean what is not to love about a fully rhinestoned body suit and thigh high boots?!?! For real.
 Overall it was a lot of fun but getting literally only 3 hours of sleep was BRUTAL!!!!!! But for Mrs. Exxpensive I would do it all again!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


You guys, I just posted a HUGE closet clean out and I have over 35 items up for sale on my Facebook Page!!! All prices INCLUDE shipping and most are new with tags or never been worn!
Click HERE to go shop or here is also the link!

Friday, April 7, 2017


 Hey guys.... TGIF!! SOOOOO I have news..... I got a TATTOO! This is my 3rd and that is something I thought I would never say! LOL! But this wasn't a spur of the moment but something I have been thinking about for months! My good friend Rebecca was nice enough to come with me, which made it much more fun!!
The next pictures I call the many faces of pain. And I get it... this is a small tattoo and I am being a baby but you guys, the inside of your bicep is soft and I GREATLY underestimated the amount of pain. I got nauseous and had tears brought to my eyes! Luckily it only took a little over 30 minutes to complete this. 
 This is the Tattoo artist is who did my weenie dog for Oscar last year and when I showed him my ideas he took them and created something new that would look good. I trusted that he clearly knows best and he was so kind when I made him change the placement of the tattoo like 3 times before we started!! Look at my face... speaking of weenies, I look like a HUGE one.........
 This is the look of I HAD NO IDEA IT WOULD HURT THIS BAD combined with not breathing. Rebecca was a wonderful photographer, thanks friend!
SO here she is....... This is 9 Chevron/Arrowheads and each one represents an infertility procedure. 7 IUI's and 2 Rounds of IVF. They are in a row because as you go up it changes you and the pain from the tattoo reflects the pain of everything we went thru. This is also a play off of the Military ranking system... the more "Chevrons" you have the higher the rank and the more I went thru the more it changes you. This is also a reminder that I am MUCH stronger than I though I was and that I/we did everything we could. I did it, I survived what I thought at times I wound't. And I love that you wound't know the meaning of this unless I told you. 
OH ya, it hurts today... thats for sure and I will show more pictures as the swelling goes down and you can see the actual tattoo better. Maybe this will help bring me closure? That would be nice. 
Anyways..... I DID IT! ARGH!!!!!!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

No Budget Game Room with DECASO

You guys I have such a fun post for you guys today! A Stunning high end retailer DECASO contacted me and challenged me to design a room with NO budget! I was like a kid in a candy store on the DECASO website and I wanted to design so many rooms but ultimately decided on a Game Room/Basement. This year Matt and I hope to finish out our basement so I guess you could say I had it on my brain.

I picked a theme and you all know I LOVE a good theme..... Vintage Game Room. I LOVE this rug which is the perfect focal point in this room. The amazing metal ledge is the perfect place to show off Vintage game pieces and to hold your beer! LOL! I love adding the very modern metal floor lamp to offset the vintage theme!

No Budget Basement #1

In every great game room you need a table for poker, drinks or board games and I LOVE this vintage red metal table! I think adding more of the pillows from the board above on the chairs will make it more "homey"! Now, what guy wouldn't want a vintage 1960s Foosball table? Heck, I want that! And I found some fun game themed items to put on the walls!
No Budget Basement #2

I can just picture this room now, literally a stunning Man Cave/Game Room that I would also feel perfectly at home in..... most likely laying on that gorgeous couch watching the DVR!
You all MUST head on over to DECASO and see what they have for your home! Click HERE to head over!

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