Birthday Weekend in Vegas!

Jeff and I celebrated my 33rd Birthday in Las Vegas, Jeff booked us a suite at the Palazzo/Venetian (I found a deal for way less than what we paid here). We chose that hotel because I really love the food and shopping in that area, and we actually didn’t need our car or uber once! (which is what I love) I love to just chill with no schedule except where we are eating next, and this quick getaway was just that!

This was the view out of my room overlooking the main pool at the palazzo, it was gorgeous at night too! I didn’t know the palazzo was connected to the Venetian and you can go to all the pools when you book a room at either hotel, there are 10 pools to choose from which was nice when it was busy! Also we had resort credit which means you can eat at one of the many restaurants at the canal shoppes using that which was also great! I recommend the Gnocchi Sorrentina from Casanova

Day 1: Shopping + Pool

We checked in thurs afternoon, and I couldn’t wait to do some bday shopping at Zara… we don’t have one in UT so it is a staple when I visit LV! I got this cute watermelon tee and paired it with this skirt (its old, a favorite… and I will cry when it wears out) And of course my most favorite Nike shoe ever from Nordstrom. I used one of my little girls palm print Jujube minibe backpacks the entire trip since I wanted my DSLR camera but didn’t want it around my neck the whole day!

We ended the day at the pool on the 10th floor of the Venetian which stays open till 10. I forget that most LV resort pools close at 6-7 ish… to draw you in to gamble in the casinos. I am so glad the resort had one open. I needed a hot tub soak! And I got to wear my new seafolly one piece that I have been so excited about! (NOTE: This suit runs small, mine is a 10 when I usually wear a 4 or 6) And its great for busty peeps… a petite friend tried it on and said it didn’t work at all because she didn’t fill out the cups.

  

We were one of the few that were there and it was so relaxing and beautiful. Sculptures, gardens and fountains EVERYWHERE! Jeff had a lovely snooze and I read a book. Win-win.

Day 2: Breakfast+Pool+more shopping=heaven!

  

This is such a cool area kind of by the lobby, Jeff has stayed in this hotel twice and had no idea there’s and actual canal with singing gondoliers IN the hotel… so funny. We ate the breakfast buffet at grand luxe cafe… It was good, but I don’t feel like I ate enough to have it be worth the $20… again, we had resort credit so it was fine.

 

The next day we did some more shopping and swimming. I am telling you, we really took this vacation easy. My swim suit is from a new shop called Coconut Palms & Co. You can follow them on Insta here. And these are similar here and here that I mentioned in my post about my Swim 2017 Wishlist.

Here are some products I used at the pool that I love. The tinted lotion was great because I can get coverage from burns, but it also gives a little bit of color. I love Rapunzel of Sweden and I tried out their new leave-in conditioner to protect my hair from the chlorine. Loved it!

 

I did a little shopping spree and got two outfits I was loving. There are so many options in Vegas for shopping, it really was one of the big draws for a vacation there. So here is my second outfit from my spree.

 

It was such an awesome trip to have getaway for the weekend. I was still able to make it back by mother’s day and enjoy the day with my kids. I definitely had a great time at the Palazzo/Venitian and would recommend it especially if you are going to LV for some fun shopping.

CALIFORNIA 2017 TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

First Highlight of our trip: Jujube #JUJUBEACH

We just got back from jujubes 2nd annual Jujubeach party! to release their latest print and partnership with Tula (baby carriers) and it was AHH-MAZING. The latest print “rosy posy” is the prettiest floral, (more pic to come on that later) Everyone should know that you do NOT ever miss Jujube party, they do it right! From the food down to the swag bags, and custom floral crowns, they don’t miss a detail! My Bro and his wife came down to Laguna from LA to spend the weekend with my family, and we are so glad they did! I am pretty sure one of my kids would have drowned without them there to keep tabs on my daring little girls… They are a tad too brave for this mama.

First pic we took when we walked into Jujube’s party at the private beach in Laguna! my Bro and wife Witney Carson joined us, and thanks to Wit and her celeb status from “ABC’s Dancing with the stars” this was featured in a few tabloids… LOL thanks Wit;) When we walked in we were greeted with food and handmade floral crowns from The Crown Collective and My girls were in heaven. Floral crowns are just an obsession of every girl I think.

Love the blue flower in Brightons crown!

I know, I have a 2000’s swoop bang thing going on but this was the best I could get outta the girls

Handsome hubby enjoyed the food and this pic. (he hates pics, like most husbands) I, like most wives do, forced him to look happy about this one. He is learning:)

Loving my girls new swim from rad swim! I got a matching one, but Its white and I didn’t want sand in mine. Now I wish I would have just worn it!

These were taken as she was seeing her floral crow in the mirror for the first time! Her dimples kill me. Only kid or grandkid yet that got my daddy’s dimples!

And Hal my ginger beauty! I am obsessed with her hair color!

My swim is from Kingdom and State, and its quickly become a favorite this year! so comfy and flattering on every figure!

Yes Ty was with us, but I couldn’t get him outta the ocean for long enough for a pic so this is what we got from him. Men/boys +photos=nonexistent….

these two divas… actually make that 3 divas.

These little surfboards are so fun! you throw them out into the waves and they “surf” back to you! so fun and came in our jujube swag bag!

2. Disneyland

First and foremost, we were so excited to make our own custom Disney shirts with my Cricut explore air 2! I have another post about my Cricut here. I used their Iron on transfer paper and man was it a fun and easy project! I was able to finish all 6 shirts from design to finish in one night! and how cute is the glitter iron on! quit tip: make sure and pre-wash your shirt without fabric softener, I didn’t wash 2 of them and the letters started peeling up a bit, but the other 4 I washed first have been great, rewashed and still look good! Lesson learned to follow the instructions on the package;)

When you have a cricut you are able to use the software to customize the designs you want. This made our shirts super easy to do. Like I mentioned before, I was able to do all the shirts in one night.

 

And we made it!  We had a great time at Disney with the kids and our cute shirts. (Note Landree and Brighty have writing on their arms with my phone number in case they got lost. Luckily they never got lost.)

 

3. Huntington Beach

We also had a fabulous bike ride around Huntington Beach. I have a friend there who let us take her bikes around. The weather was gorgeous!

 

Our whole trip was busy and really fun. Do you have favorite things to do in California or Anaheim? Always looking for great suggestions, so feel free to share any.

 

Brighty packed her own @jujube_intl mini-be back pack for church today. I also used this little guy skiing last week. It's the perfect size and kept my things inside nice and dry. My dress is from @pinkishtrends and busted out my @numestyle octowand for my curls today! #jujube #stylishmom #stylishdiaperbag #blonde #blogger #fashion #toddlergirl #toddlerhair #numestyle #dutchbraid #frenchbraid #familylife #mommyandme #momlife

Brighty LOVES her @jujube_intl "pack-pack" and her 4 strand rope "Anna braids" today. #frenchbraid #dutchbraid #pigtails #annabraids #toddlerhair #toddlergirl #babygirl #instatoddler #toddlerhairideas #toddlerhairstyles #blogger #blondehair #blonde #fashionkids #familylife #momlife #mommyandme

Brighty packed her own Ju-Ju-Be mini-be back pack for church today. I also used this little guy skiing last week. It’s the perfect size and kept my things inside nice and dry. My dress is from Pinkish Trends and busted out my NuMe Style Octowand for my curls today.  And Brighty loves her four strand “Anna” braids.

Happy {Heart} Day!

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Trying to get a picture with all three of my girls sitting still is nearly impossible… I’m obsessing over my new Ju-Ju-Be diaper bag set! In all honesty, I’ve never owned an “actual” diaper bag, as I feel there haven’t been both functional & stylish options, until the past few years. I always figured I am the one who has to carry it, so it better not have a juvenile or cutesy print!This bag, the “Be Prepared” in Emperess print is classy and functional, amazing for two babes, (both still in diapers) and at the stage where we need toys and snacks. (Especially for church) and it is nice to use as a duffle for traveling as well! So many pockets and places for my things as well!  Check out all their bags and prints.

The dress I’m wearing is from Zilias Apparel.  Its so comfortable and can be dressed up or down! It’s stretch knit❤️ and comes in black and gray.  Perfect for Valentines day!

Shoes are from Pinkish Trends.