August 19, 2013

Court Hoppin'!!

Casuals CC & Casuals Crew Present: 

Court Hoppin 2013 
August 31st, 2013 
Commerce City, Colorado




3 vs 3 basketball tourney with a $300 First Place Prize, and prizes for Second and Third Place. 

Live painting by Xencs L Wing, Alba Valerdi, Pistoe, Laurita Madrid, Jester One, Jinx and Karma. 

Music provided by some of the most talented on the Turntables including;
DJ Cavem, DJ Unison, DJ Izer, DJ Tanstadi, and DJ Dirty Sanchez:
as well as a performance by Turner Jackson. 

Party goes from 11am - 6pm
Pioneer Park, Commerce City 

All Ages Event! 

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Annies Arms a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children in need. 




April 29, 2013

3 Years and COUNTING!!

Just a small post to thank each and every one of you for making the Decadent Diva a success, I've met some amazing people, created a butt load of delish-ous creations, obviously made up my own linguistics and genuinely had a great time!! 

There are a million ideas running rampant in my head on which direction we should go from here, but instead of telling you them all, I'll just let you hang out and wait for em!! 

Much love to all you fine wonderful people, and for the the less than, you all keep me on my toes!! 


As always, signing off with Killer X's n O's!! 



February 4, 2013

Curriculum Change


Man Candy Monday... Super Bowl Edition

As any other red blooded American, I was watching the Super Bowl yesterday.

Ranked the number 1 watched event of ALL TIME, we're sure to find a few fellas that might get said American blood running a little faster!! 

Here we gooooo.. in no specific order!! lol
Colin Kaepernick
Quarterback, San Francisco 49ers
Vernon Davis
Tight End, San Francisco 49ers
Ray Rice. 
Running Back, Baltimore Ravens 
Michael Crabtree
Wide Receiver, San Francisco 49ers
Tandon Doss
Wide Receiver,
Alex Smith
Quarterback, San Francisco 49ers
And let's not forget the contribution made by Calvin Klein. 

Ahhhhh Sports.... Smart women watch just as much as the fellas!! 
*signing off with worked out X's & O's* 







February 1, 2013

GIVEAWAY!!

Join me over on my Facebook page to sign up for a fantastic giveaway!
Celebrating birthday's is one of my abso favo thing to do, you should know that by now, so to celebrate one of my favorite friends on her birthday i will be giving away a pair of her on-of-a-kind earrings!!!
(these are mine not the ones for the giveaway lol ) 

TO WIN
1. Head to The Decadent Diva Fan Page ... LIKE the page...
2. then head over to Xencs L Wing Art Page and like that too!
3. share the pages and/orstatus about the giveaway and mssg me to let me know you did!!

GOOD LUCK!!!

January 30, 2013

Designer babies are well..... the new thing

With the Hollywood baby boom in full effect, fashion houses all over the world are competing for who's going to dress these tikes!! 

Not to be outdone.... we now have a baby fragrance from one of the swankiest fashion houses. I love Dolce n Gabbana because we carry the same initials and have the same love for classic decor, but a baby fragrance?? I'll let YOU be the judge!! :) 

Dolce & Gabbana isn't technically the first fashion house to put out a baby fragrance. Burberry, Bulgari and L'Occitane have all done one too.

"The softness of baby skin, the freshness of baby breath, a mother's sweet hug, [and] the first smile" were inspirations for the scent, meant to enhance the tot's natural smell, Gabbana said. A 50ml bottle, which is tike size bottle in comparison to normal perfume, will set you back $45. 

So there it is folks... 

*signing off with itty bitty X's & O's* 






December 20, 2012

Get Extreme n Hip Hop With Me!

While my travels very rarely take me into the world of extreme sports, I've come across, from a friendly suggestion, this awesome looking event/video premiere  and i am going to have to insist that you show your faces and get a lil extreme with me!!!
Plus, it has good music.... and you know me, if it has good jams, i'm so there! 


"Tristan Minton, local graffiti artist, skateboard designer (Never Summer), skateboarder and director has been rolling with Denver skate crew, DTS for a long time. Finally, the project he has been working on for what seems like ages, has been completed. H-DTS, a skate video featuring most of the DTS crew, will be premiering on Saturday, December 29th at Bobbo! Warehouse (4120 E. Brighton Blvd. Unit B13). The impressive roster includes: Julian Christianson, (sponsored skateboarder with a list of contest wins and accolades), Cody Schulze, Andrew Smith, Travis Emmite, Phil Hanson, Spencer Semien, and Wyatt Milhollan.

The first showing will be at 7 p.m. sharp with a second showing at 10 p.m. This event is sponsored by Royal Stain, 303 Boards, Boppo! Warehouse, DC Shoes, and KR3W Denim.

Not unlike the Colorado hip-hop community, the Colorado skate world has many talented individuals just dying to get their name out there. Stop by the premier of this no doubt extremely dope video and support an underground community much like your own."
via  Hip Hop Roll Call and Nicole Cormier O'Reilly <<< go check it out! 


and as usual... be there or be square!
*signs off with hip-hoppidy X's & O's* 

December 17, 2012

Tragedy to Triumph

via therecipegirl.com





Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.

they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."
when what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
and as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"come now my children, let me show you around."
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."


Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, P


12/14/2012 
A day that will be forever etched in the history books, the minds of Americans and the hearts of the world. 

October 22, 2012

Man Candy Monday... Paul Walker

Yes, I happen to be a Fast and the Furious franchise junkie!!
If you're honest, you are too! I mean, hot guys, fast cars n exotic locales.... what else might you need??
Oh yeah.... this guy right here... 
Yes, i'm talking about the blue eyed bandit, fast and furious alum, shirtless wonder and heart breaker extraordinaire ...
Paul Walker. 
 Tried to resist.. but Call me Maybe?? LMAO
 Colgate Smile!
 Well hello there! 
 You already know how i feel about a man in specs. 
Fall Style 
Love the Hat!! 
 A little bit country??
Nah, A little bit Rock n Roll!
You can TOTALLY thank me later!! 
*signing off with fast n furious X's & O's*


The Ultimate Fall Indulgence: Caramel Apple Nachos

For me, Fall is the best time of year! It means that the shorts and swim suits can be traded in for a cozy sweater and sexy boots. of course, fall FOOD is where I come in! 

I am a serious sucker for a caramel apple, unfortunately they are not always the most group friendly or travel friendly food. So in this case, i was having friends over, and instead of making a caramel apple bar, i went for a sort of a nacho version!

Please enjoy and spread the word!

 Caramel Apple Nachos
2 large or 3 Medium sized apples ( i used my fave, honey crisp)
1 container of caramel dip (from produce section) or 1 jar of caramel topping (ice cream section) 
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup of heavy cream (separated)
2 tsp White Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 Cup walnuts

1. Slice Apples and arrange on plate 

2. melt chocolate chips and 1/8 cup of heavy cream over a double boiler. Take off and let cool for a minute or two.
3. Drizzle the Chocolate over the apples. 

4. Warm Caramel sauce (or dip) to a drizzable (my new word) consistancy and drizzle over apples, opposite direction of the chocolate you just did. 

5. Whip, on high, the remaining heavy cream, vanilla and sugar until it forms peaks. 

6. Dollop the whipped cream over the apples, chocolate and caramel. 
7. Sprinkle the walnuts over entire dish. 

Alternate Toppings:
Peanut Butter Chips instead of or in addition to the chocolate ones.
Crumbled cookies
banana and strawberry pieces - banana split nachos!!

And there you have it! 
Caramel Apple nachos. 
You won't even have to thank me later... i'll take it now in advance!!
*signing off with caramel X's & O's* 



September 7, 2012

Local Love.... VooDoo Dolls A Go Go!!!


What do VooDoo dolls, earrings, rosaries and key chains have in common??
Th
ey're all part of my Local Love Series of course!!!

DUH. 

And they can be found at one spot .... stemming from the amazingly and sometimes disturbed mind of a beautiful lady i know... 
you can call her Amberama!! 
and the company from which i have procured my very own pocket creeps and earrings is ... 
aptly named....
VooDoo Dolls A Go Go !!!! 
VDDAGG was created back in 2010 and has then captured the attention of local media and art lovers alike.
HERE; take a look and i'll give you the 411 after the pics!! :) 
This is MY pocket mini Creep... Isn't she precious!! 
Pocket Mini Creeps are between $15-$25. 
They are about 4 inches doll and about 2.5 inches wide in the chest. 
They include one pin.

There's no place like home... *clicks heels* 
Standard Dolls are between $35-$100. 
They are between 7-9 inches tall and about 3 to 4 inches wide in the chest. 
The include two pins
Celebrity/Character Dolls are between $50-$100. 
They are between 7-9 inches tall and about 3 to 4 inches wide in the chest. 
They include two pins.

FANCY!!!
Mermaid Dolls are between $50-$100. 
They are between 7-9 inches tall and about 4-4 inches wide in the chest. 
They include two pins.

Zipper pulls or keychains


Multi Colored wood beads/Metal chain/Sacred Heart Of Jesus charm. 6 1/2 inches long.


These are as hard as it gets!! And you know this maaaaan!
  $13.50
Though not a football fan.. catering to the public love is something i love HER for!!! 
middle bottom.. step off those are mine lol 
 
Black & white sacred rose beads. Red acrylic hearts. 
Metal crosses. Earrings are 3 inches in length.
$13.50
Creativity flows from her hands ....
For more information and to get your OWN doll or earring or pocket creep make sure you visit:
OR 

and as always ..... 
remember to tell her i sent you and i GUARANTEE you will thank me later!!
Oooo Collab soon??? I think maybe.....hehe
*signing off with creative X's & O's* 



August 23, 2012

Local Love... House of Sandol!!!

As you know I come across some of thee most delicious designers in my shopping travels... but what you DON'T know is that some of them happen to be friends and local!! 

Um Even BETTER if you ask me, and since you're on MY blog you must wanna know!!! *wink* 

I'm a local lover at heart and it makes said heart happy when WHAT I love supports someONE I love. 
After all, everyone should have a dream! 
And with THAT.... I bring to you ....

HOUSE OF SANDOL!!!!


(you can thank me later, as always) 

Now, if you remember, last year about this time i was looking for an apron, as i had never owned one (crazy i KNOW). 
Again, enter House Of Sandol!!
 But it's not JUST aprons, don't get it twisted... there are a plethora of other goodies that you can mix and match with your apron to give you the most amazing cooking attire around!
Not only that, it's a great gift idea for a girlfriend's new place or even a work pal who's moving on, it's THAT good!. 

BEAUTIFUL Narrow top apron, Brown with yellow dots.
Florals and Skulls. 
CHERRIES!! 
Gingham with Skull accents 
Monsters and mustaches.... Mens or Unisex
Pillowcases!!
Red with white Polka Dots, removable white flower clip
Custom Order!!

Original Server Aprons!! Look Hawt on the J.O.B.!
One of my faves... almost too cute to cook in!!
Acoma pottery inspired apron 
Black cherry half apron with wide red belt, ruffles and pocket. 
Guadalupe half apron with pockets 
You need Potholders to match.. DUH!
I love these!!
Don't forget your pillowcases for dreams of sugar plums and all sorts of sweets... 
Tie me up!! 
As always beautiful photo by one Ms. Iman Woods!!!
For additional information, custom orders, sizing and pricing, please visit ....
or
For gorgeous pictures, the only place to go is.... 
or
And as always... fan up so you don't miss a thing... 
What are you waiting for..... go order YOURS!! 
NOW!!!