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Rainbow colors in the desert

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My forever girl gang and I did our yearly Vegas getaway, and I read about this art exhibition in the desert called Seven Magic Mountains, along I-15 just 10 miles south of Las Vegas. It’s about 15 minutes away from the Las Vegas strip.

It just opened May 11, just a week before we saw it, and it’ll be on view for two years so you have plenty of time to check it out the next time you visit Vegas.

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It was crazy windy which made it fun for a long flowy dress! One of the gals in the group is getting married this summer on the beach and asked guests to wear all white so I’m going to bring this linen dress with me!

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I also have to say I have the best girlfriends in the entire world who are so supportive of my blog and take my photos when we travel. They not only have the most beautiful souls, but patient ones too! There’s nothing like traveling with lifelong girlfriends to make memories with and also who don’t mind taking a zillion photos of you and with you!

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A Dream Study – all on sale!

You know I’m always dreaming up new spaces. I said to Benjamin the other day, “I’m out of wall space and I found a new coffee table I like! I need another room to decorate.”

All of these things are on sale – Ashley HomeStore is currently having up to 25% off sitewide from 5/13-6/5. You can tell I’m loving the industrial, rustic, traditional American look – very Mr. Wonderful.

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 SOFA $849 | CHAIR $594 | COFFEE TABLE $314 |  END TABLE $134  |   TV STAND $599  |  CREDENZA $424
FLOOR LAMP $153  |  RUG $562  |  FAUX CORAL $47   |   STOOL $94  |  DESK LAMP $64  |  BOTTLE $60
JUTE STRIPE PILLOW $31 |  LEATHER PILLOW $68 |  STRAPPY PILLOW $45 |   PENDANT LIGHT $229
FERRIS WHEEL $114  |  CANDLE HOLDER SET OF 2 $189  |  THROW $39
BAR STOOL $119  |  NIGHTSTAND/SIDE TABLE $254

So envision this with me – I bust a door through our laundry/mud room wall where the current window is, and you enter a brand new room. It’s another sitting area but also Mr. Wonderful’s new office, just on the other side of our house – I will call this our study.

One of our red brick exterior walls becomes a red brick accent interior wall. The room would have concrete floors with a rug, double french doors that open to the backyard and it would be open for all our summer and outdoor entertaining. It would be so great to have that extra room – one you could be loud in because it’s further away from the bedrooms.

Meanwhile, we could definitely start to transition our current guest room/his office. I’d simply remove the queen bed and replace it with this masculine sleeper sofa, turning it into a study area – much better than a murphy bed idea. I also have my eye on this table lamp set and textured pouf.

Dreaming of a new space too? Check out Ashley HomeStore’s 25% off sitewide sale to spruce up your living areas!

Thank you Ashley HomeStore for sponsoring this post.

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Desert Maternity

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How wonderful to see the desire of her heart come true – a girl is to be welcomed by three older brothers who are excited awaiting her arrival end of summer. Jennifer has been a blessing from the first day I met her almost a decade ago. From being baptized in her pool to celebrating birthdays as the years roll on and being Auntie to her little ones, and having her by my side when I got married, it is a true blessing to see each other as often as we do – when it was in a weekly small group, to living life in the same church community. The older I get, the tighter and smaller my world seems to become, and the less time I have, the more value I find spending time with a treasured friend like her. Since I wasn’t given a sister in my family, I sure am happy to have her as one of my chosen.

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