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!

She’s leaving …

Friendship is like standing on wet cement. The longer you stay, the harder it’s to leave, and you can never go without leaving your footprints behind. (I read that somewhere and it stuck). 

We know what it is like to open your home to strangers. To meet them and hang out with them .. and for us this has been awesome! The experience of sharing our favorite place in the world (the Palazzo) lead us to opening our home in a different way — to a visitor from Italy. We had a lovely young woman stay with us for this past year and now it is time to let her go. 

This all makes me feel like I felt when we left the house is Vegas…. the pain and the excitement of a future unknown. Knowing that we can always visit, but it won’t be the same. Maybe that is ok .. but for now, the pain just feels raw. The confusion all too familiar. All we can do is focus on the laughter and the amazing times that were had. Hold on to those during the rough times and focus on being extremely happy we opened our homes and for the footprints now being left.  





Our beautiful Villa in Las Vegas turned into a little kids’ Christmas paradise every December …. the tree alone took me 3 days to put together while John worked outside on the lights for days and days! It was a lot of work but it also left us with the most amazing memories from the house. We are so lucky that we now have the chance to share our home with others. Our hope is that they also enjoy the house and create memories in our place that leaves them warm and happy for many years to come! Please give stay with us and give it a try!



Dec. 5-12, 2013 is the time period that Las Vegas changes a bit … there are a lot of people walking around town in some amazing hats and boots. I know the ladies of Las Vegas (us residents) LOVE to see the change and enjoy the eye – candy that seems to suddenly appear! It is a great time to visit – as everyone is friendly, happy and kind (yes, more than normal).  Stay at our place and mention COWBOY  and we will give you 10% off that visit!