Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Petite Bourgeoisie

There is a new beautiful clothing line coming out right in the heart of Las Vegas and I’m happy to be one of the first to tell you about it.  Dr. Sindy Baca is starting her own line of women's wear called Petite Bourgeoisie.  I spent the day with her and was privileged to be her muse and get my photograph taken in some of her beautiful clothes.  Her line is high quality material tailored to perfection at a lower cost than designer.  

Dr. Baca signature design will be the black a white checkered patterns that are followed through on most of her pieces.  I am super excited for this line to come out and can’t wait to be one of the first to own that sexy checkered pencil skirt or the sophisticated winter coat!  Here is a little preview of our day together, we had so much fun.  

These are a few of the pieces that will be shown in Las Vegas Fashion Week and available to order August 2013.  Have a question or comment about the fashion line?  Let me know what you think by commenting, and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

A nice quiet morning...

A nice quit morning.

I don't feel like I ask for to much in life, (lol) although I'm sure my husband would say differently.  But what really makes me happy and keeps me calm and focused is the quiet time that I get in the morning with my dogs, my computer, my t.v turned to the Today Show, and riding my recumbent bike with a cup of coffee by my side.  As of right now I can not ride the bike so I am trying to use this time to write in my blog.  Im sure you all have it, the time when you feel the calmest and your brain and body feel relaxed. Not letting any of the outside world in and just focusing on whatever makes you feel good.  
So of course that isn't the way my morning went or I wouldn't be writing about it.  First, I wake up to this thumping noise coming from the downstairs, not sure what that is but I know it wasn't part of my PLAN this morning.  And as soon as I move Lulu jumps out of bed so I know she is in need of going outside. I get up and Rufruf and I slowly walk downstairs to open the door,  Lulu goes flying out to partake in her morning duties.  Now remember I am at my Iowa house and there are many old oak trees some of which house Hawks, that means I have to keep my eye on my little dogs so they don't get whisked away on an adventure by a predator in the sky thinking they just scored a fresh little bunny.  But of course Lu runs down the hill to look around and I am freezing in my P.J’s so I start yelling for her.  After about 5 minutes of coaxing she returns and we get to go back up stairs.  
           I am ready to pour myself a cup of coffee and still hear that thumping noise coming from downstairs.  But it soon becomes overshadowed by my mom bringing my sisters dog over and all heck breaks loose.  All three dogs are barking and growling and jumping and running around the house.  I have a few words with my mom bc Keith is still a sleep and she turns around with Teddy monster under her arms and leaves.  Guilt creeps in and I feel bad.  I am a long way away from the peaceful morning I was hoping for.  And still the thumping down stairs!
Delia then shows her face and says “Where is mom, she is taking me to my car?”  Ugggggg....(karma anyone?)

so we get in the car and I drop her off and return home to find out what the thumping is all about.  I go downstairs and see Delia is drying her tennis shoes in my dryer! I remove them, go up stairs, pour my cup of coffee and try to figure out what to write about today. I open my computer and take a few deep breathes to calm me from all the interruptions i had just faced.Then, right on cue, out walks Keith, and my quite time is officially over.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

About Soul of Las Vegas

Hello You!

I am so excited for you to be reading my blog!  I have been journaling since almost as long as I could write and I hope that I can transition well into having you as my audience.  I guess I feel like I had always been too busy running around to actually be able to just sit and take the time to write, even though I have been thinking about it all the time.   But my life has recently changed and I am excited to say that I am making lemonade out of lemons and really fulfilling a passion of mine by writing.  

      I used to be a very active girl who exercised and played tennis almost every day.  It all started with a pain in my back a few years ago that would keep me from exercising for a few months at a time. It all started January 2012 while playing in my first season tennis match.  It was a long one and I think we were up 5-2 in a ten-point tie-breaker when I went for a ball and felt what I would describe as a funny switch in my lower spine. It didn’t bring me to my knees like previous back injuries, but tears filled my eyes and I knew it was something bad.  I barely finished the match and of course we lost.  I still remember driving away from the court that day crying and knowing that something really needed to be done to fix me.  It took a few weeks, but slowly my pain got worse and worse until I could barely walk. The worst part is, it hurt more when I would sit and lay down; consequently, I felt like I never got any relief from the constant ‘burning’ I felt.  Went for an MRI and when it came back, they told me that I had a disk my L5 S1 area that was basically dead and it could be where my pain was coming from. 

      For a year after, I tried all kinds of things to try to alleviate the pain - anything from PRP (taking my blood out and reinserting the plasma rich proteins where the pain was) to physical therapy to cortisone injections.  Nothing worked.  I suffered from this pain for over a year before I finally had enough and serendipitously I met a wonderful doctor that believed he could fix me with surgery.  I had heard so many bad things about having surgery, but I decided I couldn’t live like this anymore and recently ended up with a spinal fusion.  That now brings me to this point in my life.  I believe God has plans for all of us and I am just on a new path.  I will be unable to do the things I love to do the most (movement and exercising) so I am looking for another outlet that keeps my brain occupied and keeps my soul alive! 

 I have always loved to write (which seems to run in my family) and figured this is a great opportunity to spread my wings and share the things I am interested in.  Besides exercising, I have always been excited about fashion so my blog is going to be a little about both and a lot about things that are in between.  I would like to write about people who have been good to me, who have inspired me, made me laugh, shown me kindness when I was at my worst (anyone with chronic pain will know what I am talking about). But I would also like to write about the new trends, styling, make up, some of our wonderful places in Las Vegas that I love to go to, and hopefully many new ones that I will be able to visit in the future.  Throwing in anything else along the way that interests me, and hopefully interest you too.  

As it so happens, I am lucky enough that I can to go back and forth between two great places, Las Vegas and Okoboji, Iowa, so I should have plenty of things to write about.  But, please....if you feel I should check anything out or look into and write about anything that inspires you, let me know.  I am always up for a new challenge and learning new things.