Get Ahead of Holiday Cards! Book Your Family Photos Today.

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I met the most amazing photographer in Las Vegas – Jill Heupel (of Jill Heupel photography). She moved to Las Vegas recently from Chicago, where she had a thriving photography business. Her husband’s job moved them to Las Vegas and I am so glad it did! I have had several photo shoots with her now and have begun to use her on client projects. I am recommending you call her and schedule your appointment before she books out for the season!   My family photography experience:  #1  We met and discussed what I wanted and she gave me some ideas of where we might go for our photos (we ended up going to Nelson, which I highly recommend).  We scheduled our shoot date and time. On the day of the shoot, we had our makeup and hair blown out at iBlowdry (I also highly recommend this!!).  At 5pm we met Jill in Nelson and within an hour, we had accomplished three outfit changes and what would end up being 103 images, or something like that. Within a week, we were meeting her at Starbucks reviewing all the photos she had taken and choosing the photos we wanted. WHAT I LOVE  Yes, you can purchase the CD of your images for print and web with different packages but she also makes sure you have some pictures printed because (and here is a short story).She tells the story of so many of her clients running into her and saying “oh – I still need to get my pictures printed – I can’t believe I haven’t done that yet.” So, she decided to help you get a few of your photos printed for your wall right away and then you can take your CD and have others printed elsewhere as needed. She loves photographing and has a great eye for beautiful images She photographs people, newborns and animals (tells you of her talent – animals are so challenging to photograph!) She knows what photos you might want as a family and makes sure you receive all those different poses and family configurations She is fast The photos are amazing WHY I RECOMMEND HER For all the reasons above – but especially because she can get the poses you want quickly and painlessly.  PLUS – book with her soon and “get ahead of the season.” Check out her web site here Request a Las Vegas or Henderson Photography Session Check out her latest work on Facebook Don’t forget to share your Jill Heupel Photography Photos with Moms in Vegas on Facebook!  We would love to see your family. Thank you again Jill!!!! We haven’t had professional photographs done for four years – long overdue – your work is invaluable to...

It’s CyberMonday Where Are Moms in Vegas Shopping?

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If you are like me, you love to shop online – convenience, convenience, convenience.  I am not knocking the wonderful feeling of walking around stores aimlessly browsing or trying on clothes – I love that!  But when I am looking for specific gifts, I turn to the web.  So, before Cyber Monday ends, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite online shopping haunts – some new and some old.  Enjoy! LATHER AND FIZZ –  Find your gifts before they sell out! – Lather & Fizz carries some of the hottest pajamas and candles on the market.  They also have adorable bath gift sets for kids and adults.  I was surprised to find how much the men in my life love the deeper, sexier KOBO candle scents – candles were not my go to present for men, until now.  My kids just love the surprise bath bombs and bath cupcakes.  I love Bedhead PJ’s and wear mine all year round.  This retailer, based in Lake Tahoe with a great online store, is perfect for those extra unique gift items you need for friends and family!  Their Cyber Monday deal is free shipping on any order of $35 or more – but if you missed that deal, not to worry.  They offer free shipping on all orders of $100 or more (extremely easy to accomplish) and they sell some of their popular products on Amazon as well. GLOSSYBOX – Is someone on your list a beauty products junkie?  Or maybe it is you?  Check out Glossy Box.  Glossybox is a bespoke box of 5-6 luxury-sized cosmetic and wellness samples hand-picked by our beauty experts and mailed directly to your door. No matter which subscription plan you choose, from once-a-month to just once, this box is perfect little present from you to you! Monthly joy delivered by mail! GLOSSYBOX is an online subscription service that has fast become a favorite of beauty addicts worldwide. Take the hassle out of choosing between brands and new makeup products with GLOSSYBOX. With a GLOSSYBOX subscription you’ll also receive samples of the best hair products and the best skin care products for women. pediped – Amazing shoes for your kids growing feet!  Pediped constantly wins awards for the comfort, style and quality of their shoes and today you receive your second pair 1/2 off.  Read what they say about their shoes: “pediped’s® primary concern is the health and wellbeing of your child’s growing feet. In fact, pediped® was created to be “the next best thing to bare feet.” Our Foot Health Information provides facts to help you ensure your child will have healthy feet for a lifetime.” The perfect gift for someone who has toddlers or young children! STELLA & DOT – Stella & Dot is offering a great Cyber Monday deal!  But if you are reading this after Monday, don’t worry.  Every gift from Stella & Dot comes in a thoughtful and adorable box – basically just stick a bow on it and it is ready to sit under the tree, in a stocking or as a gift during your celebrated holiday.  I own more Stella & Dot jewelry then I care to admit and people are always complimenting my Stella & Dot purse.  I just love their stuff!  Beautiful gifts! ERIN CONDREN – I discovered this company a few years back and I just love them!  Holiday Cards, Life Planners and just about everything you need to organize in a fun and inspiring way!  You will also find gift boxes, travel necessities and lots of fun and unique presents.   LAUREN NICOLE GIFTS – Another favorite of mine that I discovered when my kids were younger.  This handmade, custom jewelry shop has everything you need to express your love in jewelry!       Now, if you want to do a little shopping out and about … then I recommend Lemontree Home Decor, Nordstrom Rack and Target – plus some browsing and buying at the District at Green Valley Ranch and Town Square – all in the name of old fashioned shopping!...

ShowBoy BakeShop Cupcake Giveaway Las Vegas

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ShowBoy BakeShop One of the Newest Bakeries in Henderson NV,  Destined To Become A Local’s Favorite! ShowBoy BakeShop Is Giving Away A Dozen Cupcakes To One Lucky Moms in Vegas Winner! Is your sweet tooth calling? Do you need a little pick me up?  Head over to ShowBoy BakeShop for a satisfying, decadent  experience!   ShowBoy BakeShop is one of the newest bakeries in Henderson and one soon to become a favorite for locals!  This Bakeshop is located on the SE corner of S. Eastern and Grand Hills Drive. You can’t miss their large, icon red “ShowBoy” sign  that looks “lit up” like it’s announcing a headliner show!  And, you’ll  feel like you’re in a headliner show when you walk through the doors of ShowBoy BakeShop!  The ambiance is dramatic with black and red décor,  crystal chandeliers dangle from the ceiling, ruby red colored curtains surround the windows and a grand sized rolling pin is positioned above the cupcake showcase.  To add to the atmosphere, there are autographed Play Bills from famous Broadway plays along the walls.  Some bakeries are just ordinary, but ShowBoy BakeShop is extraordinary!  The atmosphere is not only glamorous but the star cupcakes and gourmet, custom cakes are deliciously outrageous!  You will soon find yourself “ouuing” and “ahhing” over the taste and eye candy appearance of these decadent creations – as if you were a fan watching your favorite Hollywood Star walk the red carpet! The “boys” behind ShowBoy BakeShop are owners Jared Sullivan and Stephen Lowry.  Both Jared and Stephen started out by making cakes for performers on the Strip and for people who just love cakes.  Their careers have spanned from performing on stage and in film, to behind-the-scenes work.  They definitely can create a very good show cake! But that may be an understatement, as the gourmet cakes at ShowBoy BakeShop are one-of-a-kind, extremely detailed creations!  There are several on display to admire including a fun Alice-in-Wonderland- type tea pot cake sitting above a hat box, an elegant white 3-tiered wedding cake, and a retro-style Las Vegas cake complete with The Dunes and old Sahara signs, topped off with the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign!  For more ideas to help you choose the perfect creation and custom cake for your occasion there are photo books on display. ShowBoy BakeShop, with their outrageous flavor conceptions, goes above and beyond most bakeries’ ordinary baked goods! Have you ever heard of, let alone even tasted, a cake with the flavor of “Bubble Gum”, “Rainbow Sherbert”, or “Blue Slushie”? What about a custom cake flavored mimosa with champagne buttercream frosting?  YUM!  Doesn’t that sound just divine?  If that isn’t enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, ShowBoy BakeShop also creates Showbiz cookies, ShowPies and Star Cupcakes with names like “The Big Top” and “The Rock Opera”!  One of my favorite discoveries is their unique Showpop!  The ShowPop is a push-up cupcake “pop” filled with miniature, beautifully layered cupcakes stacked on top of one another.  It’s an absolutely fun idea for a party, picnic or gathering – definitely a conversation starter! If you’re looking for an original gift, ShowBoy BakeShop has adorable placeholders,  aprons, and ShowBoy Chapstick – which are so deliciously flavored with vanilla, chocolate or coconut, that you’ll want to lick your lips all day long! So the next time you need to satisfy your sweet tooth or need that absolute, unique custom cake – think ShowBoy BakeShop !   You will truly enjoy the experience and soon become a BIG fan!  The delicious show will definitely go on at ShowBoy BakeShop! How To Enter To Win A Dozen Cupcakes From ShowBoy BakeShop (Value $30): 1.  Like ShowBoy BakeShop Facebook Page. 2.  Like our Moms in Vegas Facebook Page and let us know:  What is your favorite flavor of cupcake from ShowBoy BakeShop? – Please provide us with an email or contact info. **The winner will be notified and you can redeem your gift certificate at ShowBoy BakeShop by showing Identification. As always, please read our giveaway rules.  This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada addresses only. THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY MAY 29th, 2013.  The winner will be announced on Thursday May 30th,...

Dr. Seuss Noothbrush Costume

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My daughter really wanted to be a “Noothbrush” from There’s a Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss.  So my other daughter decided that, in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday at school, she would have a Wocket in her pocket.  Because I am not a crafty person, but love to create, here is what they ended up wearing to school today: Just in case you were trying to remember what a “Noothbrush” looks like, here is a photo: These outfits were found in two days, thanks to … Noothbrush Costume: Wig & Orange Tights from Amazon with Prime 2 Day free shipping Dress from Target’s spring collection Orange Boots from Zappos – standard free shipping, but being the awesome place that it is, I knew they would arrive quickly! Beak from a previous trip to Disneyland Hair clips from Justice     There’s a Wocket in my Pocket Costume: Hair clip from one of those hair kiosks at the mall White long sleeve shirt on clearance at Justice Blue dress from the spring collection at Target Red & White striped tights from Amazon with prime 2 day free shipping Shoes from a previous event (Jessica Simpson from DSW) The Wocket we made from a pipe cleaner kit that we bought at Barnes & Noble called “Brain Noodles” We wish you a very happy Dr. Seuss day!...

Las Vegas Holiday Events for Kids

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It is about that time of year where my panic button sets in …. there is so much to do and see for the holiday season in Las Vegas and only a few more weeks to squeeze it all in.  Here is a list of our family favorites every December in Las Vegas: 1.  The Bellagio Gardens – we love to go to the Bellagio Gardens during Christmas time.  It really gives you the holiday spirit and our kids absolutely love to walk around and take pictures.  We usually go in the evening and park in the self parking to the left of the entrance which brings you into The Bellagio right in front of the gardens.     2.  Ethel M Cactus Gardens – we love to walk through the Cactus gardens at Ethel M in Henderson, Nevada.  It is very beautiful and magical.  It does get cold, so I suggest wearing warm coats and gloves.  Check out times and information here. 3.  Mailing Letters to Santa at Macy’s –  My girls love to write letters to Santa and take them to the big red mail box at Macy’s to send off to Santa. 4.  Hike Red Rock – Now that the weather is cooler, it is a beautiful time to take a family hike in Red Rock.  Find the perfect hike here. 5.  Magical Forest at Opportunity Village – Every year we say we are going and we never do – but this year I am hoping to make it to this magical forest.  My friends swear that younger kids love it!  Here is a link to more information:  https://www.opportunityvillage.org/magical-forest/ 6.  Springs Preserve Holiday Spectacular – We went to this last year and my kids are now getting a bit too old, however, it is very festive and I think if they were closer to the 3-6 year old range, I would definitely visit this holiday spectacular again.  Check out the link for more information. 7.  The Nevada State Railroad Museum’s Polar Express “Santa Train” that runs out of Boulder City, NV. It is $5 per seat and Santa visits your child during the trip.  Here is their website for more information – advance tickets are recommended:  http://www.nevadasouthern.com/SantaTrain.html Happy Holidays from Moms in...

Sparkle up the holidays from Heart & Sole!

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Patty Barba from Patty’s Closet has this seasonal tip for Moms in Vegas, “Sparkle up the holidays with these pewter, glitter platforms from Heart & Sole by PC. They are perfect for any ensemble, and sure to make you stand out at this year’s holiday party.”   These shoes are available for only $29.80 at Heart & Sole. Heart & Sole is located at 7920 S Rainbow Rd., Ste 115  Las Vegas, NV 89139.  Check out their Yelp reviews here. We are giving away a $25 gift certificate to Heart & Sole for one lucky winner on MomsinVegas.com. How To Enter To Win A $25 Gift Certificate to Heart & Sole by Patty’s Closet: 1.  Like Heart & Sole’s Facebook Page 2.  Like our Moms in Vegas Facebook Page and let us know why you would like to win this certificate – What event are you shoe shopping? Where will you wear your new shoes? **The winner’ will be mailed the gift certificate, so please provide us your email address so we can contact you if you win.  Please read our giveaway rules here to see if you are eligible to win** THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS MIDNIGHT THURSDAY DECEMBER 13th, 2012.  The winner will be announced on Friday December 14th, 2012....