• Ethel M's Cactus Garden Holiday Lights | www.thevegasmom.com
    Holidays,  Las Vegas

    Ethel M’s Cactus Garden Holiday Lights

    One of my favorite places to go see every year since we moved to Las Vegas is Ethel M’s Cactus Garden holiday lights. It is one of my favorite holiday tradition that we started together. I love that we bring our little ones now too. It is so  beautiful to see their eyes light up in awe at all the beautiful lights. The Cactus Garden is open to the public for free all year round, but from November 6 to January 6 they light up the entire garden with Christmas lights. The garden opens every day at 8 am, but the lights don’t go on until the sun goes down. During…

  • Keeping the Magic of Santa Alive | www.thevegasmom.com

    Keeping the Magic of Santa Alive

    Welcome to day 15 of Blogmas! It’s almost the night children snuggle up in their beds with dreams of Santa Claus. In my opinion, there in nothing more magical than a child’s love of Christmas. I’ve been loving seeing DJ so excited about Santa all month long. I’m pretty sure every single day he reminds me that Santa is coming. I’m going to share with you ways of keeping the magic of Santa alive year after year. Visit Santa This is the first on my list, and probably the most obvious. What kid doesn’t love visiting Santa? Okay.. actually a lot of little kids. It still is a great way…

  • Peppermint Hot Cocoa Muddy Buddies | www.thevegasmom.com

    Peppermint Hot Cocoa Muddy Buddies

    It’s day 11 of blogmas. We’re a day or two until we’re half way to Christmas! One of my favorite things to make during the holiday season is muddy buddies. Usually I only make the original kind, but this year I want to change it up. I decided to make peppermint hot cocoa muddy buddies. I think I’m going to make a bunch more to put in cute little bags for David’s coworkers.   Peppermint Hot Cocoa Muddy Buddies The first thing I did was add the Chex into a large bowl.  Next, I put both the chocolate chips and peppermint chunks into a microwave safe bowl. I melted them…

  • 2018 Holiday Gift Guide Stocking Stuffers | www.thevegasmom.com

    2018 Holiday Gift Guide Stocking Stuffers (Under $15)

    Welcome to day 8 of Blogmas! This is my sixth gift guide of the year; my 2018 Holiday gift guide stocking stuffers for under $15. These are more for the adults and teenagers in your life, rather than for kids. This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission off of your purchase at no additional cost to you. 1 Spongelle Ornament $10 This is so cool. It a loofah with soap built into it. 2 Stainless Steel Straws $8.49 This set comes with 8 straws, 4 straight and 4 bent, and 2 brushes to clean the straws. These are great for someone who loves to drink with straws.…

  • DIY Advent Calendar | www.thevegasmom.com

    DIY Advent Calendar

    Welcome to day 1 of Blogmas! In case you don’t know, Blogmas is posting every single day from December 1st until December 25th. I’m so excited to share with you for these next 25 days. It’s all Holidays all month. There will also be two recipe posts a week. I hope you follow along with me. My first Blogmas post is a DIY advent calendar. I’ll start with a disclaimer. I’m terrible at crafting and DIY. I really did try though, because this is for DJ & Brooklyn. Honestly, it’s just not as cute as I wanted. If you’re great at DIY, this will coming out amazing for you. Items…