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Studio 54: Hollyween Party!

Last night ‘Holly’s World’ star Holly Madison hosted the 3rd Annual ‘Hollyween Party’ at Studio 54 nightclub in Las Vegas dressed as Rapunzel!


Because ‘Tangled’ is one of my MOST FAVORITE movies, I love this Rapunzel costume!  I think Holly looks super cute!  I especially like this costume because it is short and flirty and fun, but not over-the-top risqué!

What do you think about Holly’s Rapunzel costume?  Love it?  Hate it? 





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Snooki gets cray-cray!

A couple of weekends ago Snooki hosted a pool party at Wet Republic in Las Vegas. 



Before I say anything, let me say this:  I really like Snooki.  And I really like Jersey Shore.  Buuuuut, she does look pretty ridiculous in the above photos!  It is almost like she doesn’t want people to take her seriously….yet I know she has serious aspirations of being a legit businesswoman.  Not gonna happen lookin’ (and behaving) like that! 

This photo made me smile, though, because it reminds me of myself…a little bit…


I take my camera with me everywhere.  (Literally!)  And I am constantly asking Kyle Thomas (and others!) to take my picture.  So I can totally relate to this picture!  

And guess who stopped by Snooki’s pool party? 


Holly Madison!  Lucky Snooki!  Everyone wants to hang out and party with Holly!  *insert very jealous, very sad face here*

Oh wells!  Maybe someday I will get to party with Holly!  *fingers crossed*  I hope everyone has a great day!


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Lucky Mark Salling!

Glee castmember Mark Salling was lucky enough to celebrate his 29th birthday at Marquee Nightclub in Las Vegas…..with Holly Madison!


Lucky Mark!  I am so very jealous! 😉 

Now, I do not watch Glee, but I know the show is like, crazy-popular!  And I also know that Mark has a solo album that was released sometime last year.  Don’t know much else about this dude!  Check out his amazing birthday cake….


Pretty sweet!   And doesn’t he just look thrilled to death?! *insert sarcasm here*  Well, all I know is, if he partied with Holly Madison at Marquee for his birthday, then he should be smiling from ear-to-ear.  Period. 



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Kendra and Holly

Former Girl Next Door Kendra Wilkinson hosted a party at the MGM Grand pool Wet Republic in Las Vegas this weekend.  In attendance? Former GND co-star and Holly’s World frontwoman Holly Madison!


The ladies kept cool in the Las Vegas heat by chillin’ by the pool with refreshing beverages in hand!  Looks like Kendra had quite a fun time interacting with her fans….


Vegas always has all the best pool parties!   With the perfect weather to host ’em!  😉 

Gotta get ready now to watch a brand-new episode of Jersey Shore and then the Video Music Awards on MTV!  Yay!  I can’t wait to see what (and who) all the stars are wearing!  Hope everyone has a nice, relaxing Sunday evening! 


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Birthday Trip: Day 3, Part 2

While I was getting ready for my big night with Holly, Ky-Ky was taking care a few different things. 

First up on the to-do list?  Checking in on Rickmeister and making sure he had a flight home!  Earlier in the afternoon my FIL Rick E. got an odd phone call/voicemail from the airport (yes, the airport, not the actual airline!) saying very little.  After much back and forth and some serious shadiness from a nasty airline employee, Rickmeister was able to fly into San Francisco, where he met up with my MIL Teresa.  She was already in San Fran because she was picking up the newest member of the family….their new puppy Sookie!!  (I have since met Sookie and she is super-duper adorable!  Many, many, many pics to come!)

The second thing was trying to get all the details wrapped up on our plans for after Peepshow.  Initially we had planned to hit up Peepshow, then head over to Marquee, the club inside the Cosmopolitan.  We were planning to do bottle service (this includes your own private table and waitress) and everyone was going to chip in a portion of the cost.  This started to become a problem because we initially had 9 people going but started getting the vibe that some may back out.  And when I say “some may back out,” I mean some people straight up said “no way! That’s too expensive!”  (Which, BTW, is expensive and we certainly did not have our feelings hurt!)  For those of you who’ve never done bottle service at a top nightclub like Marquee, it’s easily $350 a bottle for 750ml Grey Goose Vodka or Malibu Rum.  And you are usually required to buy 2 bottles with a group our size.  By the time you tip and pay taxes, it could easily be $1,000 (or more!) for the night.  So why pay that much?  Well, there is the fact that you will pay $30 per person just to get in the doors.  On top of having to pay the entrance fee, you will probably have to wait at least an hour to get into a club like Marquee, if not longer.  Then once inside, you will have to fight your way to the bar and most drinks will be in the $12-15 range.  And you will not have anywhere to sit, to put your clutch or camera, and will have to wait in the long bathroom lines.  So if you do the math….you can pay $115 per person to skip the lines, drink until the bottles are gone, have a waitress bring you anything you need, sit at a table and slip your heels off for a minute or two, set your things down to go dance, and skip the long bathroom lines.  Or you can pay around $80 (unless you are a single lady and can find a cute guy to buy your drinks) to get in and dance without the above amenities.  Most of the time, bottle service is well worth it, IMO.  Most of the time

After much debate, we decided to skip the nightclub scene all together and hang out at our suite after Peepshow.  We got back to the room around midnight, ordered a pizza and had drinks with friends.  All-in-all it was a super low-key night, which ended up being just fine.  Pizza, friends and booze!  What could be better?!  Wait….don’t answer that….

Back to the main highlight of the evening…Peepshow!  Woo!  Here I am, ready to go see the show and meet Holly Madison:

All dolled up for Peepshow

I grabbed my copy of “The Showgirl Next Door” (hoping Holly would sign it!) and we took off.  We walked across the street to Planet Hollywood and went upstairs.  The Peepshop theater was open and the little Peepshow store attached to it was open as well.  Kyle Thomas spotted a hoodie that he thought I might want.  Uhh..Doi!  Of course I want that!  I need that!

The front reads PEEP....

After getting yet another birthday present, it was time to scoot into the theater and sit down for the show.  And it was fan-freaking-tastic!  It seemed that they changed some things around in the show, which only made it better!  One of the things we were both looking forward to was seeing Holly perform a bit more and to hear her sing, which is something fairly new for her.  I recently read on twitter that Holly strained her vocal chords, so we weren’t sure if she would actually sing or not.  But when the show got to the Goldie Locks skit, sure enough, BAM!  There was Holly!  Front and center, singing her little heart out!  And her voice is pretty good.  It would have easily been the best Peepshow we’ve seen (this was the third time) if it weren’t for one huge, glaring issue….NO Josh!  That’s right, Josh Strickland had the night off.  And his understudy was a total turd. Sorry, but it’s true.   There is no sugar-coating over here at CandyBarbie.  I wanted Josh Strickland!!  Oh wells, I guess we’ll just have to see Peepshow again….. 😉

After the show, we went down to the front of the theater, near the stage, for the meet’n’greet.  And I was ready!  I rehearsed (in my mind) what I was going to say to Holly, what I was going to ask her.  Last year I was lucky enough to meet Holly after one of her shows, and I got all flubbed up around her.  I didn’t know what to say and I got super-embarrassed and muckied up everything I wanted to say to her.  Think Ralphie and the football with Santa.  That was totally me last time!  Not so this time around!  I was ready!  I had my book in hand and my lines all ready to go!   


Holly is soooo small! Terrible picture, grr!


Love ya, Holly!! 


Like I mentioned earlier, after Peepshow we hung out up in our suite with friends.  The next morning though, Kyle Thomas and I both mentioned having seen Bond Bar downstairs, wishing that we would’ve stopped in for a quick drink.  Bond had a great atmosphere with cool music and DJ’s with dancing girls and everything!   

Bond Bar at Cosmopolitan

That pretty much rounds out the evening for our third day in Vegas!  It was fun!  I will continue tomorrow with a day-four post, but for now I’ll end this post with a big THANK YOU to the following for coming and hanging out with me during my birthday:

My parents Wade and Jeanette

My sister Shelby and my BIL Matt

Ky-Ky’s dad Rickmeister

My SIL Devon and future BIL George

My good friends Sandy and Ruben

Mine and Ky-Ky’s good friend Aaron

Our good friends Jordan and Danielle


A *big thanks* to everyone for making my birthday amazing!!!!

Especially my crazy-awesome hubby Kyle Thomas…aka Darth.  Love you!

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Birthday Trip: Day 2, Part 1

Time for Vegas!

     Kyle Thomas and I got up early, got checked out, and hit the 10 East on our way to Las Vegas.  Viva Las Vegas baby!  After a Starbucks run and veggie salad from Subway, we were completely ready for the 2.5 hours to Vegas.  And the drive turned out to be pretty fun.  I got a tweet from Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan)!!  She had seen my tweet to her earlier that morning and she responded!  She tweeted that I should’ve said ‘hi’ to her at the Katy Perry concert!  Woo hoo!  Rose McGowan wanted me to say hello to her!  Wowza!  That’s big!  Then we stopped in Barstow to pick up several bags of ice!  We brought along a cooler full of ‘beverages’ that needed to be nice and frosty cool for when we arrived in Vegas!  I mean, hey, people are going to need something to drink, right?!  Darth and I are thoughtful like that, what can I say?! 

     We continued our drive…all the while tweeting and snapping photos…but also checking out some of the sites from Holly Madison’s guide to Las Vegas, The Showgirl Next Door, which I brought along in hopes of getting signed by Holly herself.

     We finally arrived in Vegas around 2pm and got to our hotel, the Cosmopolitan!  This hotel is super fab, let me tell you.  It is young and hip and posh and I just adore it!  Seriously, I would move into the Cosmopolitan if I could.   Not only is the entire hotel beautiful, the rooms are equally gorgeous.  We had some time to kill before checking into our room, so it was straight to Betsey Johnson across the steet at Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile shops for more birthday goodies!  And this lucky doll scored again with a pink sparkly tutu dress, a jeweled bow necklace and some blinged-out heels with glittery bows on them.  Love, love, love!!!

     Then we headed back to the Cosmopolitan to get into our room and get ready for dinner with family and friends.  And the Cosmo did not disappoint with the best room we’ve had thus far.

The entry way to our room

We stayed in a 1,200 sqft wrap around suite.  And it had the most gorgeous views of the entire strip, including the Belagio Fountains.

So Pretty!

     We then got ready to go out to dinner.  The restaurant of choice?  Sugar Factory Brassiere, doi!  And on the way there, which is a brief walk across the street, I was getting a ton of attention in my pink princess party dress.  My father-in-law Rickmeister even commented that he thought I got more stares than my BIL Colin does when walking around on a busy street.  And he’s a 6’5″ NFL QB!  Needless to say, I was quite pleased by that comment.  I mean, who doesn’t love getting lots of attention?!  😉

Me in my party dress from Betsey Johnson

     When we got to Sugar Factory, we had a table reserved that was ready for us.  Everyone’s food was so delicious!  SF has a really broad menu, so everyone was able to find something they wanted.  And the first thing I found was the perfect way to kick off my birthday dinner!

Me and my lollipop passion goblet...so good!

     Kyle Thomas had a Hubba Bubba martini and even my dad, Twade, got in on the action with a Cinammon Toast Crunch Martini.  Yummy!  We took some more pictures, ate all of our food, and then headed back to our suite to party!

My SIL Devon, CandyBarbie, and my sis Shelby

My soon-to-be BIL George eating chicken n waffles

CandyBarbie needed a bit of help with this one!

     We still had a lot of things to do on the evening agenda, including present-opening, birthday cake-eating and a little bit more drinking!  All with my closest friends and family!  So back to the Cosmopolitan for the rest of the evenings events!


To be continued….

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Who wore it better?

This is a matchup of two of my most favorite celebrities:

Holly Madison vs. Kim Kardashian

Who wore it better?







I love both of these ladies and I think they both look amazing!!  But I want to know what you think….




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