A Wedding Story Part Two

Getting Ready for the WeddingAfter setting up the venue I went to my parents house to get ready. The same house I grew up in I was now getting ready to marry the man I love. My mom made me a sandwich and poured me a glass of champagne. The champagne glass was etched with the initial W for Wilson, this was to symbolize my last day with that name....more

What Women Want in Vegas

It feels like Groundhog day.  Yesterday I spent the day picking up after all my kids and my husband.  Last night, I went to bed and woke up to the exact same messy house I was in a day earlier. I need a trip. Vegas? Vegas. I don't need an affair or a penis.  I just want to be with girls (oh, uh, women now) who understand my daily 'Ugh" moments.  So I emailed 4 of them the following: I need a weekend away with girls to do the following: 1) Sit by a pool and not have to get anyone anyt...more
I'm sorry you got that response. So many women seem "unable" to go away, anywhere, without their ...more

Ep 36: Kim & Friends Live from Las Vegas

How else can I describe this episode of Running & Other Stuff but to say we cover a lot of topics. This show was recorded on the Friday and Saturday prior to the Strip At Night events and we pick up more guests as we go along. Marco Polo at the airport, Fremont St., hotel choices, loops at the airport, charging our cell phones, who texts who first, licorice, Circus Circus has a lot of lights on it, there’s a clown show (they missed it though), and what it says on the back of the Welcome to Vegas sign....more

Missing my prince

My husband is gone for a whole week.  He’s in Vegas for a mandatory training for work…. kinda ironic that it is in Vegas I think. ...more

Welcome to My World

I’m a plate spinner.No, not the kind you might catch in Vegas or even on a rerun of an old variety show.  In fact, my “plates” are not so much objects, but those elements of my life that get me out of bed in the morning faster than the promise of a hot cup of coffee....more

Our Vegas Wedding Experience

I was asked yesterday in my comments if I could post my experience with getting married in Las Vegas, Nevada and I thought that would be a great idea. So here it goes!...more

Planing the FREE Trip from BlogHer! We are so EXCITED!

In planning our FREE VEGAS trip I won from BlogHer, we had first decided on Spring Break since my husband is a teacher and I work at the same district. Then, I found myself being obsessed with constantly reviewing the VEGAS.com site (where our gift cards are from) and asking my Face book friends for suggestions.  This was our chance for a long getaway and most of it FREE!...more

Do Tell: Share the Silliest Reason You Need a Vacation to Win a Weekend for Two in Vegas

A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to leave a comment telling us why you deserved a date night out to be eligible to win a nice dinner for two. Ka-WOW. The stories you told had the BlogHer staff gobsmacked. We were expecting comments along the lines of "Because that project by which I train my cat how to grill isn't going so well," but -- well, let's just say it, the recession isn't over. Not by a long shot. ...more

Because there's cat puke on the carpet, kid pee on the bathroom floor, and a snake loose ...more

Vegas Shocked Obama Called It "Frivolous." Really?

"When times are tough, you tighten your belts," Obama said Tuesday in a town hall meeting in Nashua, N.H. You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage," Obama said. "You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college. You prioritize. You make tough choices." -- LA Times ...more

I'm not a Vegas girl.  I live in a tourism area.  And I had no clue these ...more

Happy is Hard

It’s hard to stay the course and true North when a Category 5 hurricane hits home! Let’s call it Mother. I’m bobbing and weaving, bobbing and weaving. Avoiding landmines in the living room and booby traps at the dinner table… And as if that weren’t hard enough, I started a whole body detox?...more