We are traveling this week… And have called a beautiful place home for 8 days!

What gifts this trip has given us!!

It has given us some good ideas for our house (to welcome others and make their stay better) but most importantly it has given us the gift of time. We have been together — just us, the kids and fun.

Getting this time together has been priceless… We hope people receive this gift when they stay at our place!



I was feeling kind of FLAT lately … thinking of what to write about and what to use as inspirations to others.

And then I read this little piece about the love we have for our animals and how a fellow owner helps those bring their “babies” to her home and I knew it was just what I needed!

We certainly welcome pets at the house — but we could do better.

We have lots of stuff for children – down to pack-n-plays and toys – but for the doggies? It was just the inspiration I needed.  

And now it makes me think I kind of want to check out Donna’s place to see how awesome she treats the humans! 


What do you want to teach your kids?

What do you want to teach your kids?

The Firmani Villas is a master piece built by my husband. Sure, I helped with the colors here and there, and I listened for hours to his design ideas and followed him to Home Depot … but this house-it is from his heart to us and we love it.

As I watch my husband, who works countless hours to see that the kids are cared for … spoiled even … I am in awe. As my kids grow up, they are beginning to see it too. He rocks!

As a family, we have learned to truly love our time together, especially when we are all in the Villa! This gift from daddy is pretty good!

I did not know what we were building there — I was just a mom with a young family… but my husband knew and the power of that love remains in the house and in our family.

We built that house with love, the power of which continues to this day. Come join us, come hang with the gang and share the love at our place! We hope you laugh, cook, swim, hug and grow within the four walls we call HOME.



What are you looking forward to on your next trip to Vegas?

Downtown Revitalization … sounds to me like a pipe dream … but not in Vegas! Slowly but surely, Downtown Vegas is becoming quite the cool place. I watched it change and I watched a few things develop, but now! It is such a great place to visit, it is moving up on my list. Especially Container Park! The entire area has building made from containers. Shopping areas and even fabulous places to play:

To make it even better- there is even an outdoor concert venue:

This is high on my list of places I have to visit and soon! I think you should add it to yours!