Odds and Ends. Sunday Stuff (One year in Vegas, and other fun stuff)

They say time flies when you’re having fun, and this past year has been a blast since we just celebrated one year of living in fabulous Las Vegas.

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I can’t believe its been a year in Vegas already. I have to say its a trip living here. Its like two completely different cities. There’s the strip, and then there is the rest of the city. If I couldn’t see the strip from the highway I wouldn’t even know we lived in Las Vegas. Its really a great place to live and we like it here a lot more than we imagined. There are some really great family oriented things to do and see, such as hiking at Red Rocks, checking out critters at the Springs Preserve, the shark reef at Mandalay bay and so much more. I had always come here to party with friends on the strip when I was younger, but now being a parent and living here its a whole different world. I think we may stay a while, my guess is a long time.

I was a competitive swimmer growing up. A friend of mine that I swam with posted THIS on facebook the other day. Cracked me up. If anyone swam or has a kid that swims that reads this, it should surely make you laugh and relate to it.

Coconut oil. Love it. Use it a ton. Here is a new favorite blog, The Grass Skirt Blog, with a list of 50 Uses For Coconut Oil. Love her “windex” reference at the end.

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I made doughnuts. (I posted this pic on Instagram yesterday) I don’t even eat doughnuts. I finally used my doughnut pan I got at Christmas because my 4 year old has been begging me to make them and of course Kristen from Dine and Dish happened to make an insanely easy recipe the other day. My 4 year old helped me make and decorate them. She said they needed frosting and sprinkles. I wasn’t about to argue with her, because she was right. Doughnut recipe is from Dine and Dish –  here, frosting recipe is courtesy of Chung-Ah over at Damn Delicious –here. And now I want to make more doughnuts. My kids are excited about this too. My waistline isn’t.

Blood oranges. Love them? Still in season here. I WANT this salad.  Craving something sweet with the blood oranges -Make this curd – YUM!!! Or  this ice cream – double yum!! (These are from 3 of my favorite blogs! Check them out!)

Wine On Tap. I need this in my new house. Maybe I will ask my husband. I mean, whats one more thing for him to build…

I have been spending a lot of time browsing the site, House of Turquoise, for design ideas and inspiration for our new house. Tons of beachy and coastal ideas ( which I LOVE) plus lots of my favorite color and she posts where to buy things too. And the homes she features are just gorgeous. Definitely a favorite site.

I can so relate to this. Anyone with a 2 year old can.

My Iphone continues on its downward spiral of not working very well since my 2 year old threw it and smashed the back. The home button now no longer works. I was having to turn it all the way off then back on every time I wanted to go from one app to another. So I googled ” Iphone home button broken how to fix” and found this. Who knew??

Well, that’s about it for now. Here’s to another great year, Vegas. Thank you, Thank you very much

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  1. Wine on tap? Genius. Also I have a serious need to make doughnuts thanks to Kristen too. :)
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    • isnt that genius!! I love coffee and the little espresso bars I see in kitchens on pinterest are awesome – but this is even better!! Totally make the doughnuts they are so good!!!

  2. Ok I really really want donuts now! Happy one year anniversary in Vegas! I wouldn’t mind visiting it one day just for the sights (I don’t really gamble).

    p.s. thanks for the curd shoutout!
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  3. I have a serious craving for donuts now!
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  4. Ah! Those donuts look amazing. Maybe donuts with a blood orange icing is what’s really needed here? While drinking wine on tap? (You can thank me later :) )
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  5. I’ve heard the same thing about Vegas on vs off the strip!!! Can’t wait to check out that coconut oil jar – just got a large one from Costco!
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    • It really is amazing how different it is her. Granted most of my friends think I spend all my time on the strip and I have maybe been down there a dozen times since moving here. No more.

  6. I know what you mean, sometimes it isn’t until I leave my little neighborhood of the upper west side that I really feel like I like in nyc. Vegas is seriously fun though, and you are so lucky to get to live there – the weather being at the top of my list!! And I really wish I had some of your donuts right now. My waistline wouldn’t like them either but they look SO worth it!
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  7. Shanna, although my sister and I were roller skaters and ice skaters competitively, I completely identify with “chlorine is my perfume”, LOL! Loved reading all the funnies about swimmers. Grew up with a pool and went straight in first thing in the morning during summer…even before breakfast! Vegas is gorgeous…been there a few times. Living there would be awesome. Happy Anniversary! Also, for the record, I am for BOTH wine and coffee on tap! Thank you very much. (In my best Elvis voice.) xo
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