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

Are You Going to Vegas for Blog World Expo?

This week is Blog World Expo -- are you going? I'm there, there's a whole day of travel talks including one about blogging that features [shameless promo plug] yours truly and a bunch of smart, smart, smart people. While I'm looking forward to the talks, I have a confession to make: I can't stand Vegas. The noise. The smoke. The waste, oh, the scandalous waste. The green lawns, the drunken 20 somethings on the strip, everything about Vegas makes me crazy, just crazy with frustration. My plan for Vegas? Get in, get out, no one gets hurt. ...more

I really wish I was going... :(

I've got friends and family coming in for a few days ...more

What Happens in Vegas

...stays in Vegas. But have you ever noticed nothing good ever comes from that expression? It's not exactly cool realizing the hooker you just hired to give you a BJ is actually a man. What, like that's never happened to you? ...more