Styles Trending Now

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I used to be someone who always noticed a woman’s jewelry.  I always wondered, “how do they put all the jewelry together and look so amazing?”  I didn’t have a “Go To” place to buy affordable but stylish pieces, and then I went to a Stella & Dot show. Let me preface by saying that I do not love buying parties where you go and are expected to buy something, but there are a few companies with products that I truly love and I will go to those parties and/or buy from them directly.  These include:  Stella & Dot, CABI, Tupperware and Pampered Chef on occasion. Back to Jewelry.  It was so amazing, with so many great pieces that I signed up as a “distributor” simply for the discount.  And, let me tell you, I use that discount like nobody’s business!  There is definitely a reason why you see Stella & Dot on the arms, ears and necks of famous people in magazines across America – they have a talent! I am constantly complimented on my necklaces, my earrings, my bracelets, my wallets and my bags.  Both men and women compliment equally and it makes me feel really good – because I also know this jewelry is beautiful and appealing. So, here is a look at their new line.  If you decide to turn into someone who has her jewelry act together, take a quick look at the “Join” section.  I don’t do this as a business, just as a jewelry gift to myself!  However, I am sure it can be a great business, so I am not discouraging you from looking at it in any way    ...

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!...

How TV Has Changed In Our House, And Saves Us Money Too!!

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THE PROBLEM / THE  DESIRE / THE PAST We moved recently to a new home and decided to try the whole “no TV” idea again.  Yes, we’ve tried it before with little success but this time, I was determined to figure it out.  You see, between my TV and my Internet, I was paying $240 a month and it just didn’t compute well for me – especially because every night I would hear “There is Nothing On” as we surfed through endless channels and tried to avoid commercials. Some might say, why not just get the basic channels?  Well, that was a problem for my family.  If we are going to have TV, we might as well have the channels we want – Disney, Nickelodeon, HBO, Bravo … and those come at a cost – a $240/month price tag for us. Included in that cost was mid level Internet Access which was presenting an additional problem for us.  If more than one of us was streaming online … Netflix or YouTube, everything froze.  We just didn’t have enough bandwidth to handle more than one streaming event at a time.  And yes, we also paid for Netflix online each month – so I guess our total was closer to $250. THE MOVE When we moved, we decide to pay for the most expensive Internet Plan available, giving us our best chances of multiple streaming events.  We also paid for Netflix and we are Amazon Prime Members, so we have access to some free shows there. Our bill went from $250/month to $110/month – pretty substantial! And, we can stream 3 shows at the same time on 3 different devices – wonderful! At first, we started finding older shows – like “Malcom in the Middle” – and settled in to watch the occasional new episode as we moved through the seasons.  But, we were really feeling a little out of touch.  My daughter came home one day and said “Everyone is talking about the new season of Project Runway and I haven’t seen it!” We also had a few shows we really wanted to see – the upcoming season of Walking Dead, Modern Family and The Middle , just to name a few.  We decide to purchase the season of Walking Dead through AppleTV (this is how we stream on our television) – which cost us about $49 for the whole season. We didn’t want to do this with every show we watch because that didn’t seem less expensive than regular cable or satellite. TRYING AN ANTENNA We then decided to try a digital antenna – about $30 at Best Buy, to see if we could get just the local stations, which would give us some News (although we prefer to get our news online), Modern Family, The Middle and the occasional football game.   This didn’t go very well.  There was so much static and the antenna was just ugly, so we returned it. SUDDENLY HULU Then, my sister said to me “Get Hulu Plus.”  Hulu Plus is great for TV and Netflix is great for Movies.  We immediately subscribed to a 7 day free trial through our Apple TV and it is exactly what we wanted.  You can watch current TV shows one day after they play live on cable or satellite.  It added about $15 to our bill each month (to be honest, it could be closer to $8/month.  I don’t remember). The downside is, yes you are forced to watch three commercials during commercial break – but they are shorter and better! We were “this close” to considering a return to traditional TV access and Hulu saved us! THE END RESULT The best Internet Access possible Netflix Hulu Plus New Bill:  Approximately $123/month Old Bill: About $250/month Savings: ...

My Las Vegas Grocery Delivery Experience

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I decided to try Winder Farms and you know what? They are great!  I have read mixed reviews online but then some of my friends said they love their deliveries.  This is my review as a busy mom in Vegas: WHAT I DID First I tasted their hormone free, glass bottle milk by ordering a free 1/2 gallon sample for delivery (you can also do that here). It was really good! Then I decided to place my first order online at www.WinderFarms.com.  For my first order, I tried whatever looked good and then made a small standing order for a few items I knew I would want each week. An email came to me with my delivery date and a login for reviewing my future orders and making changes – I also have water delivered from Arrowhead and the process is very similar.  I can change my order, cancel my order for a future order, add items, remove items, change the delivery date, etc. WHEN THE FOOD ARRIVED My kids were ecstatic.  It was like Christmas.  We woke up and our food was at our doorstep in a cooler with ice.  We brought it in and tried their chocolate milk – which is really good!  We then unpacked our cooler and put it in the closet to bring back out for the next delivery – easy and convenient! MISCONCEPTIONS I thought there would be a minimum order. I thought I would not find what I needed (they don’t carry a lot of my staples) I thought it would be really expensive (based on some of the reviews) But you know what?  None of these were true!  I can modify my order on a weekly basis. I can order one bottle of milk if I want and nothing else Instead of using it for all my groceries, I use it to bring some basics to my home each week and try one or two new things.  This is a great time saver.  Even though I go to the store on a regular basis, I go for three of four things instead of a gigantic list.  Plus, I don’t have to go to the store because there is food in my house from Winder Farms I don’t see a huge expense.  I value the quality and the delivery and my regular orders are not pricey. GIVE IT A TRY Because I love to share great finds, I contacted Winder Farms and they agreed to deliver a free 1/2 gallon milk sample to anyone who is interested in trying their milk.  There is no obligation and if nothing else, you get a 1/2 gallon of milk delivered to your home.  Why not?  Here is the sign up form created by Moms in Vegas that goes directly to their order processing. Enjoy award winning chocolate milk or creamy milk, farm fresh to your door.  No Antibiotics.  No Artificial Growth Hormones. Natural and Kosher.  In A Glass Bottle! ORDER YOUR FREE, NO OBLIGATION 1/2 GALLON OF MILK...

Turn your Sugar Dreams into Reality!

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Sugar Factory American Brasserie, A Candy Store and Restaurant One Lucky Moms in Vegas Reader Will Win a Gift Certificate from The Sugar Factory American Brasserie Restaurant (Value $25).  Have you ever dreamt in sugar?  Yes, in sugar.   Like the feeling  when you imagine everything surrounding you is heavenly, succulent, delicious and sweet?   Did you know you can have this dream in real life?  This is the sweet truth!  All you have to do is to visit the Sugar Factory American Brasserie, a las vegas candy store and restaurant where you can find the most amazing sundaes! The Sugar Factory American Brasserie candy stores and restaurants are designed for those seeking sugar, celebrities, glamorous good times!   And you definitely won’t have a hard time satisfying your sweet tooth at one of these unique candy stores and restaurants!  There are five for you to choose from in Las Vegas: in the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, The Mirage Hotel and Casino and New York City’s Meat Packing District in the New York New York Hotel and Casino.  The Sugar Factory American Brasserie’s décor is chic with cream-colored walls and furnishings, accented with brightly colored candy in all kinds of shapes and sizes.  You can find gourmet chocolates and candies from local, small batch candy and chocolate makers, and you can order signature sundaes, milkshakes, cupcakes, gelatos, ice creams or other treats.  All the stores carry candy inspired apparel and novelty items.  Each store is definitely worth a visit! The Sugar Factory Brasserie in Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino is the flagship retail location, a las vegas candy store and restaurant that is extraordinary!  This location is over 6,000 square feet, filled with famous Couture Pops loved by celebrities such as Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, and Rihanna.  Some celebrities have named their very own Couture Pops.  Britney Spears named the “Big Top Tour”, a blue-colored sparkle stemmed pop and Mike Sorrentino named  the “The Situation”, a  green-colored pop with brown and green sparkles .  And the Couture Pops from the collections of ”Hello Kitty” and “Vegas Style” have fun trinkets dangling from the bottom of the pop. The menus in the Sugar Factory American Brasserie restaurants read “Eats, Sweets, and Treats”. Each restaurant includes a mouth-watering selection of classics such as pizzas, burgers, pastas, salads, steaks seafood and more.  Some of their signature items include Red Velvet Buttermilk Pancakes, Sugar Factory Eggs Benedict, Sugar Factory Burger and incredible desserts such as the world renowned King Kong Sundae.   And The Sugar Factory American Brasseries has it down when it comes to serving original cocktails! What coffee lover doesn’t like the idea of alcohol in their espresso, especially when in Vegas, baby? “The Caramel Macchiato”  is a heavenly combination of espresso, Godiva Caramel Liquor and Three Olives Chocolate Vodka – the perfect dessert martini!  Oh, and you have to try their infamous goblet cocktails that are filled with crazy, yummy concoctions such as “The Lollipop Passion” which smolders with liquid nitrogen and is the true taste of the Tropics. It’s a blend of melon, coconut and pineapple with exquisite Midori Melon Liqueur, Bacardi Rock Coconut, and Ketel One Citroen vodka, and all fabulously garnished with lollipops! The Sugar Factory American Brasserie restaurants also cater to large parties and special events. It’s the perfect venue for Bachelorette Parties, Sweet  Sixteens,  Baby Showers and more! The next time you dream in sugar and want to turn that special dream into reality, head to the nearest Sugar Factory American Brasserie, a candy store and restaurant!  You will be exquisitely pleased and your sweet tooth will more than thank you! How To Enter To Win A Gift Certificate to Sugar Factory American Brasserie Restaurant – (Value- $25) 1.  Like Sugar Factory American Brasserie Facebook Page 2.  Like our Moms in Vegas Facebook Page and let us know: What do you dream of eating that is made with sugar?  3.  Please provide us with an email or contact info., so we can notify you if you win. **The winner will be notified and we will mail you your gift certificate from the Sugar Factory American Brasserie. As always, please read our giveaway rules.  This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada addresses only. THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS MIDNIGHT TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Aug 7,...

Do You Need A Great Hairday?

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Well You Are in Luck!  Moms in Vegas is giving a blowout to one lucky Moms in Vegas reader! iBlowdry Salon is a Las Vegas Blow Dry Bar giving you fabulous blow outs to the women of Las Vegas. If you’re in the mood for a great hair day every day, then listen up!  iBlowdry Salon is in our town!   This chic salon offers a blow dry bar that’s open until midnight Friday and Saturday nights – perfect for an all-night party town like Las Vegas!  If you haven’t caught the buzz yet, blow dry bars are the hottest new trend sweeping the country! The concept started in New York City, blew across the country, hit big in Los Angeles and is now heating up in Las Vegas! A blow dry bar is just that, a salon where you can get just an excellent blowout!   There are very good reasons for this hot new trend: first, who doesn’t want their hair to look more gorgeous? Second, who can’t use a little pampering at any given time?  And third, there’s nothing like that walking-on-air feeling you have when you know your locks are looking hot! A visit to a Las Vegas blow dry bar won’t break the bank either. The price point for a blowout  is just $35 for a daytime blowout or $40 for an evening blowout (8 p.m. to midnight),  regardless of your hair length or thickness. Fortunately for us, iBlowdry Salon offers amazing stylish blowouts that will pamper you and make you feel like a million bucks! The iBlowdry is conveniently located at 5120 S. Decatur, Suite 102, Las Vegas. A chic salon with a very cool vibe describes iBlowdry Salon. Its décor is mostly a white palette with accents of blues and browns. Charging stations and rhinestone-studded purse hooks are conveniently located at each chair.  Gorgeous chandeliers adorn the ceilings and regal Tiffany blue curtains separate the hair salon from the nail stations and make-up application stations. You can choose from eight fabulous blow-out looks, each named after a flower to signify the salon’s sweet logo of a blow-dryer blowing dandelion seeds in the air. Their signature blow-out is the Dandelion, which is similar to Kim Kardashian’s loose curls and The Rose is a tighter curl similar to Taylor Swift’s locks. There’s a flower style for everyone.  My teenage daughter recently experienced a blow-out from iBlowdry and was thrilled with the result.  Her stylist determined my daughter’s hair type and washed her hair accordingly with a shampoo that deeply conditions and repairs locks.  My daughter had a hard time choosing from all the stylish looks, but she went with The Daisy, a tight wavy curl that came out looking beautifully!  Her hair was glossy, shiny and bouncy – and she was happy! Think iBlowdry for your next Girl’s Night Out!  A visit to iBlowdry before hitting the town will leave all your girlfriends  with that walking- on-air feeling knowing their locks are stylish, and beautiful!  Your entire posse will “turn heads” all night long! iBlowdry is the perfect place for head-to-toe pampering!  Whether it’s your first blowout, or your fiftieth, iBlowdry will make you feel gorgeous and  your hair will cause major envy!  Don’t be surprised if iBlowdry soon becomes one of your favorite addictions!   How To Enter To Win & Review Your Blow Out From iBlowdry Salon- (Value $35) 1.  Like iBlowdry Salon’s Facebook page. 2.  Like our Moms in Vegas Facebook Page and let us know:  Tell us your favorite style of blowout. Please provide us with an email or contact info., so we can notify you if you win. **The winner will be notified and you can redeem your gift certificate at iBlowdry Salon by showing your identification. As always, please read our giveaway rules.  This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada addresses only. THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS MIDNIGHT MONDAY JULY 22, 2013.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday July 23,...