Meanwhile, Back at the Asylum…

I took what I thought would be a darling picture of Marsh and I. Instead, I look like I sat for this after murdering my family with an axe. It makes me laugh, though.

Ann Wilson in Las Vegas!

My first concert was Heart’s Bad Animals tour when I was seven years old. I’ll forever be thankful that my dad was cool enough to take me. They’ve been one of my favorite bands forever. So when Ann Wilson preformed on FremontĀ Street, I was all over that! Her voice is so incredible. I always wanted to sing like Ann Wilson … Read More

Indoor Camping

We Yardleys really know how to rough it. Or at least we know how to enjoy ourselves. Ever have a day where you just want to build a blanket fort and crawl inside for the rest of your life? We have those days quite a bit. What’s more? We do it. Not only did we build a fort big enough … Read More

Nightmare Fuel: Scorpions in Las Vegas

Or in my backyard, if we’re going to be more exact. Perhaps a few of you know that a bark scorpion stung me and sent me to the ER a few weeks ago. I had a healthy respect for them before, but now I know exactly how deadly they can be. Which makes this blacklight scorpion hunt even more terrifying. … Read More

Black Widows, and Brown Recluses

Vegas is home to a whole bunch of creepy crawlies, and I’m not just talking about the human kind. We have a plethora of black widows and brown recluses in our backyard. The chickens used to eat them like nobody’s business. Since we traded the chickens for Marsh and Taco Truck the outdoor cats, we now have to have people … Read More

Welcome to My Vegas Neighborhood

  This charming house with beautiful fence is up the street from me. I see them and their “alleged drug dealing” neighbors every time I go for a walk. Gotta love this town.

The Thing No Parent Wants To Think Of

Comfortable? Not at all. Necessary? Absolutely. It’s something that my husband and I have discussed for a long time. Niko is friendly, gregarious, and just as apt to sit on somebody’s lap now as he was when he was two years old. Kisses from a toddler are darling. From a teenager who can’t read the situation? Not so much. And … Read More

Hey! I'm in the Las Vegas Seven!

I never thought I’d see my name on the cover of a Vegas magazine, but this dream has come true. And it is AWESOME. Las Vegas Seven has included me on its list of Intriguing People of 2017, and that’s just cool. If you’re in Vegas, you can find free copies of the Las Vegas Seven pretty much anywhere. It’s … Read More

I'll Be Speaking at the LVWG on Thursday!

I love speaking at the Las Vegas Writers GroupĀ meetings. They’re a lot of fun and I actually met my writer’s group, the Illiterati, at the LVWG. Please join us on Thursday, January 19 at 7:00. We’ll be talking about critique groups. We’ll discuss the pros and cons, how to give and receive feedback, and answer any questions you may have. … Read More