The Vegas Experience...


Hello hello, my loves!  How have you been?
Did you have lovely days while I was gone?
I truly hope so.
You deserve every happiness.
I've missed you!

I have finally adjusted to being home.
Last night I went upstairs to rest before dinner.
I was feeling a little bedraggled, to say the least.
That was at 6:30 p.m.
I didn't wake up until 5:30 this morning.
I don't sleep well in hotels.
Not well at all.
As a result, I was completely exhausted from all the
fun and games and excitement
of our Vegas getaway.

We all had a fabulous time.
I am also very happy to be home.
I love being home.
Perhaps that's why Ron teases me with
the nickname of The Molewoman.

Here are some of the photos from our trip.
I did take my camera, but ended up taking
all the photos with my phone.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy these little snippets!

Two views, in different directions, from the pedestrian bridges.

The view from our hotel room window.

Boys will be boys. These two happen to be my boys.

Yes.  We played tourist and stopped by THE pawn shop.
You know, the Pawn Stars shop.
The boy bought a "Chumlee for President" T-shirt.

Only in Vegas do you see Superman and Gene Simmons
 walking amongst the pedestrians.

These crystal "curtains" at The Cosmopolitan were so stunning.
The photos don't do them justice.

The Statue of Liberty covered in Jelly Bellies.
I know my darling brother will appreciate this one. *wink*

We went to an amazing car show.
These were my two favorites.

We saw Gladys Knight.
She was absolutely fabulous.
I know this isn't a good photo.
Gladys is on the left of this pic.
Her show was my favorite thing of the entire trip.
Her last song?
Midnight Train to Georgia. YESSS!

We saw David Copperfield.
He was amazing.
He made a turquoise Lincoln Continental appear
out of thin air.
Can you see it in the center?
I cannot figure out how he did it...
I guess that's why he gets the Big Bucks.
Also, he was extremely funny.
Who knew?

And in the end.
We did GET MADE.
During which we GOT WHACKED.
It wasn't pretty.
This particular show was interactive.
They gave us each a "mob name".
Ron was Joe Batters.
The boy was Lupo the Wolf.
And me?
Wait for it...
I was The Animal.
What else?


On a different note,
I will begin listing some of the new
Spring/Summer Fringe Collection
before this week is out.

I hope you will check back to see
my new Fringe loves....

Here's another little bit of a peek.

You may have had the impression that
I have been working with only
bright, vibrant colors.
I've been working with some delicious fiber.
In dreamy, gentle colors.

So stay tuned. 
You'll see the beginning of
the emergence this week, dear friends.

Thank you so much for visiting!
Thank you for being you...
Much love!




Catherine Ivins said...

Sounds like you guys had a blast- Gladys/midnight train - how amazing that must have been - and uh, I don't know how to tell you, but people 'round here been calling you Animal for years ....


Dennice {Fringe} said...

Cat - I cannot begin to tell you how awesome Gladys was. Her voice sounded PERFECT.

And I'm so glad that The Animal rules in your 'hood. Power! (hee hee)

Thanks for making me laugh, sweetheart...xo

P.S. I have a ton of corks saved up for you. I need to get crackin' and ship them out to you.

hometown girl said...

hello :) so glad you had a nice time and i know how nice it is to get home too, for me that's always the best part, sleeping in my own bed. i have to swing by the shop and see your pretty new things, you never cease to amaze me with your talent! glad you are home safe & sound, missed you! luv, suz

24 Corners said...

I read this right when you posted but wasn't able to comment...I was laughing the whole time reading it! It's probably one of the funnest Vegas trips I've ever heard about...really!!! You all did such fun and different things...what a blast, and I'm sure E. loved it...any new showgirl shots?? ;)
Glad you had such a great time...thanks for sharing it with us!
xo J~

Dennice {Fringe} said...

J ~ I'm glad you had a good laugh :)

It really was a funny trip. I didn't even mention the fact that The Boy won so many arcade tickets that he practically bought out the prize counter. Among his booty: a coffee maker, a flashing American flag sign, a model of the Titanic, a model of a 1940's gas station (my personal favorite), and two cats in bags (crazy novelty thingy), and other little things. His goal was to win enough tickets to get a coffee maker. For himself. He doesn't drink coffee. But now he has a coffee maker in his bathroom. Oy. The last thing that kid needs is to drink coffee. I plan to do a blog post just about his winnings...

There were no showgirls. A sad fact. I kept my eagle eye open for them, but the Tropicana has changed. Actually, at this age, I don't know if he would have posed with them, you know what I mean? :)


brock street said...

jelly belly heaven. you have transformed my vision of vegas.

did the little man go see gladys??

Dennice {Fringe} said...

brock street ~ yes! he loved gladys. i had to take him to her shop afterwards for a super schnazzy 8 x 10 glossy autographed photo of her with the words, "All my love - Gladys". he said her show was his favorite part of vegas too :)