Las Vegas Baby!!

Need to know before you go…

Knowing what types of things you’ll want to do once you arrive will help you determine what to pack. For me I love going to great restaurants and shows. Also, since I want to enjoy the restaurants and eat whatever I want I planned on running for 30 minutes each day. I used my running shoes to walk the strip while my husband was working and wore my heals to dinner and shows. You may be surprised how much you will walk when you are there if you want to explore.

I have to say I was impressed with the number of vegan and vegetarian options available. There is a great website called with some great tips for where to eat if you are vegan or vegetarian in Las Vegas. I also love the app HappyCow and their website happy

We stayed at the Delano again and I really must say I love it! They don’t have a casino, but it is so close to Mandalay Bay you don’t miss it! The restaurant, Della’s Kitchen, is a really good farm to table and I was able to get us fresh squeezed green juices everyday. The Bathhouse Spa is very nice as well! I loved the robes and wished they sold them!!

There is a little shopping area with LUSH and I got some pampering sparkling bath bombs for the room too!

We went to Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak and I actually couldn’t choose between the salad options so I had one as my appetizer and the other as my entree! We also went to Aureole which has an amazing wine cellar that the wine angels fly in to retrieve the bottle you order! Tres cool! Nobu is my favorite though, more on this one later…

Here are some tips on things you’ll want to check off your list while in Las Vegas.

  • Beatles LOVE Cirque de soleil
  • Mat Franco Magic Reinvented Nightly
  • Michael Jackson,  ONE Cirque de Soleil (mostly dancing & only limited acrobatics)
  • Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden is very impressive they change the theme seasonally
  • High roller Ferris wheel or FlyLinq zip lines at link promenade 
  • Roller coaster at New York, New York
  • Fremont Street Slotzilla zipline
  • Stratosphere 
  • Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen in front of Caesar’s Palace 
  • Lady Gaga Enigma, Gwen Stefani, Cher,  etc
  • Flock and Fowl -Special Hainan chicken (popular in Singapore)
  • Wynn shops on the strip (new as of January 2019)

Nobu at Caesar’s Palace…

We love this restaurant!! It is top quality food that is artistic in presentation. They have vegetarian and vegan options. The Omakase (tasting menu of chef’s selections) is amazing! I had the vegetarian (it may have been vegan actually) and my husband had the chef’s special and we both loved ours!

Great cocktails and wine selection.

According good ole Wikipedia Omakase is a Japanese phrase that means “I’ll leave it up to you”.

Diners “dream” of the dinners at Nobu Matsuhisa’s Japanese “hot spot,” proffering “melt-in-your-mouth” sushi and “mind-blowing” cooked dishes like the “star”-quality miso black cod, plus omakase options; a “helpful” staff distributes everything in a “cool,” “hopping” space ripe for “celeb sightings” – “how could you not love it?


I concur!! We are thrilled that they are opening a Nobu at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead soon!! I’m hoping it is just as good!

Next trip to Vegas I want to see the Beatles LOVE Cirque de Soleil. Did you see this or would you recommend another? Let me know in the comments!

Men’s Gift Guide updated for 2020!

Gift Guide Guys/Men Valentine’s Day

I’ve compiled some really unique gift ideas for the one you love for birthday, St. Valentine’s Day, Father’s day, etc.

Personally I’m giving my husband one of the items linked below and time permitting one of the DIY projects because I’d like to give him a nice gift he can use that shows him I respect his interests/needs and one that took some TLC. Either one will show him I love and care about him, but I’d like to add on a little DIY topper if I have to time to make one…

You can be inspired by some of the items linked below, try one of the DIY’s mentioned, or both💗

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Gifts for the Bourbon drinker:

Old Fashioned Ice Cube Tray 

Redemption Bourbon Whiskey – Liquor or wine store near you

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey – Liquor or wine store near you

Glencairn Nosing & Tasting Crystal Glass (personalized) –  

Gifts for the poker player in your life:

Poker cuff links –  

Automatic card Shuffler-  

Personalized Poker chip set- 

Gifts for the fitness, runner or workout enthusiast: 

FitBit Versa –  

Nike long sleeve running shirt –  

Under Armour cold weather running pant –  

CO Bigelow vitamin Menthe Body Wash –  

De-Stress Muscle gel (and massage;) – 

Gifts for lounging at home together:

Polo Pajamas (top) –   

Polo Pajamas (bottom)- 

Polo Ralph Lauren Bathrobe- 

Gifts for the Golfer you love on and off the course:

Golf course range finder- 

Nike Golf Shoe – 

Peter Millar Pullover –

Gifts for the Gardener in your life:

Self watering Indoor Garden –  

Gardener’s T-Shirt- 

Garden Tools – 

Gifts for the chef in your life:

Chef’s knife – 

BBQ Set – 


Gifts for luxury and travel!

Art of Shaving heated razor – 

Art of Shaving aftershave moisturizer – 

Bose noise cancelling bluetooth headphones – 

AirPods –

Cobra Wireless Earbuds – 

Boss Leather travel Organizer – 

Eagle Creek packing cubes – 

Tumi carry-on suit case – 

Delsey spinner suitcase – 

Michael Aram picture frame –

Other fun and memorable gift ideas to buy or DIY!

Tickets to a concert, sporting event or comedy show are always a good idea! A special movie date night with an invitation to go out to dinner and a movie or stay in! Cook or order in:)

Boudoir photo shoot picture DIY or professional.

Andies mint candies, keto cookies , or any baked good with mint flavor that has a homemade tag or card that says “We were mint for each other. XOXO”

Bourbon or airplane size bourbon nips in a heart box, tag or bag that says “Every minute that is spent without you is a minute wasted XOXO”. Really any liquor could fit here!

A framed actually printed out photo or photo book from a special event or trip with a homemade or store bought card.

A container or basket filled with candy he likes, beef jerky, nips of liquor, wine, beer, energy drinks, etc.

Depending on your guys interests you could make a whole personalized gift basket! You could start with one of these ideas or a potpourri of items with travel gear, fishing, golfing, guitar, cooking, gardening, soccer, sports related stuff for his team, etc. Remember Chocolate kisses  and a tissue paper base can help you fill it up!

Happy Shopping!! 💗

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Other fun and memorable gift ideas to DIY!

Try making these vegan keto fat bombs for that special guy!

These vegan keto mug cakes will melt his heart for sure!

Check out the Valentine gift guide video!

Easy & Fast Vegan Keto Mug Cake

This Mug Cake takes about 5 minutes start to finish! See below for details! Aquafaba makes this mug cake Vegan too! Aquafaba is the liquid that is in a can of chickpeas (AKA garbanzo beans). It is often used as a vegan substitute for eggs or egg whites! Let me know if you try it or have any questions in the comments!


3 tbsp Peanut Butter
3 tbsp Aquafaba (liquid from can of chick peas)
1 tbsp Cocao Butter
1 tbsp Almond milk
2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
2 droppers full Stevia (or to taste)

I had trouble finding Cacao Butter in the store so here is a link!

You may also like these vegan keto fat bombs! They are super easy and fast too!

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New Year New Baby!! Top 10 Baby Shower gifts for 2019!

Baby Showers mean I get to do a lot of baby shopping, and I love it!!! These top 10 baby shower gifts will be a cherished gift for a daughter, niece, friend, sister, sister-in-law, etc. There is something for every budget! Happy shopping!!

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  1. UPPAbaby VISTA2018 STROLLER IN Jordan-Grey-Single
  2. UPPAbaby UPPAbaby CozyGanoosh – Jake (Black/Chevron Quilt), Black
  3. Touched by Nature Unisex Baby Gown
  4. DockATot® Deluxe+ Dock in Pristine White
  5. Peg Perego Prima Pappa Zero 3 High Chair Mon Amour- White/Rose Gold -High Chair With Play bar bundle
  6. Balboa Baby Car Seat Canopy in Grey Paisley
  7. UPPAbaby® Carry-All Parent Organizer
  8. Summer Infant Pop and Sit Portable Booster
  9. Soft Plush Fleece Toddler Baby Blanket/boy or girl/
  10. Owlivia Organic Cotton Baby Boy Girl Zip Front Sleep ‘N Play, Footed Sleeper, Long Sleeve (Size 0-18 Month)

Vegan Keto Zucchini Stick Appetizer

My husband is a meat lover and keeping him satisfied when I make vegan and keto food can be challenging especially during the Daniel Fast!

This appetizer does NOT disappoint! These are so easy it’s hard to believe they are vegan, keto and Daniel Fast friendly! You use the liquid from a can of chickpeas to dip the raw zucchini in before dipping in almond meal. After dipping in the almond meal just arrange on a cookie sheet and bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes! Dip in sauce of choice, but I love these with marinara sauce!

Check out my homemade hummus too!

Daniel Fast Hacks to help you enjoy your experience better!

Thanks for stopping by!! Let me know if you try any of these in the comments! Also, if you are dong the Daniel Fast how is it going?

Homemade Hummus! Daniel Fast Friendly!!

So we hosted a poker night at our house last night and I was faced with putting out appetizers that were Daniel Fast friendly for the group (especially my husband and I). I got some peppadew peppers and cucumbers to serve with hummus. A lot of the hummus available in the grocery store have preservatives of some type which we don’t eat on the Daniel Fast. So, I decided to try a recipe for homemade hummus in my Vitamin cookbook and the results were great! I added a bit more garlic and some chili oil for a bit more kick! I got compliments from the group and found it sort of addicting! 

Let me know in the comments if you try this and what you add to spice it up or make it with your own twist!

Adapted from Vitamix Traditional Hummus Recipe

2 cans chickpeas (1 drained & one with liquid) I saved the liquid to use in place of egg whites in another recipe.

1/4 cup raw sesame seeds

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1/4 cup lemon juice (fresh)

1/4 cup water

1-3 garlic cloves peeled (I used 3)

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

I also added some chili oil and mixed in in after I transferred to a serving bowl.

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Check out this video showing how to make this homemade hummus!

Vitamix link:

Check out these Daniel Fast Hacks to help you on your healthy fasting journey!  Or just your health journey! 

Looking for a Daniel Fast side dish? Check out this Swiss Chard video! It’s super easy and filled with nutrients!

Another quick and easy salad recipe to get you on your way is here and Daniel Fast Friendly without cheese!

The Daniel Fast

Every January many people decide to fast, or try some type of diet.  The Daniel Fast is one of them. Most people do lose weight during this 21 day fast. Although you do alter your food and drink intake on the Daniel Fast (no sugar, alcohol, coffee, dairy, meat, etc.) it does not require starvation by any means!  Please comment on your experience with this time tested fast!

It is a biblical fast that has a spiritual component in addition to the mental and physical challenges of restricting your food and drink. I’ve found my anxiety and stress levels decrease dramatically during my Daniel Fast experience. I’ve done it several times now. Sometimes in January and other times when it just seems like I need a tune up. Check out this video on some hacks/tips to make the Daniel Fast easier by substituting Daniel Fast friendly foods in place of the usual ingredients!

Hacks & Tips for using this plan and keeping it low carb:

Radish medallions, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower and hummus or edamame are good snacks to keep it low carb. Nuts are another great choice.

Use coconut milk or cream in place of dairy. Jackfruit is an excellent low carb substitute for shredded meat in lunches and dinners. 

Since you can’t have tea or wine I usually like to make a dessert sweetened with dates or strawberries for evening time. You can also have any fruit for dessert if you are not trying to keep it low carb like us.

You can add extra veggies or Salad to dinners to make them a bit more hearty. Soups are easy to prep ahead (keep the ingredients in a gallon zip lock) and just toss in the Vitamix for 6 minutes on the soup setting. I prep them ahead and repeat them on days I know I’ll be rushed or too busy to prep for dinner. A bonus is I usually have leftovers for our lunches the next day.

Vitamix link:

I recommend intermittent fasting along with the fast and maybe your daily life going forward, I love it!!

Check out my video for more on Daniel Fast Hacks for more tips!

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Winter Must Have gift ideas from Popsugar

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So many great gift ideas in this quarters box!  

I loved this box!! It has great gift ideas between $20-$118 for women and home. Stay tuned for more gift guides coming soon! Thank you so much for watching!

Products mentioned:
My favorite is the Winky Lux sugar kitten eyeshadow palette!

Melinda Maria Designs – Sabrina Pod Necklace

Apotheke – Tabacco Blossom Candle

Kate Spade New York – Desktop Easel Calendar

Wander Beauty- Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks

Ellia – Jet Lag Essential Oil Roll-on, 10 ML

Lumify Redness Reliever Eye Drops

Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle Eau De Parfum Rollerball

Whiskey in a Teacup book by Reese Witherspoon is really good! I’ve already read it!

Uncommon James 100% Handmade Cotton Fringe Throw

I’d love to help you choose a wonderful gift the ladies in your life!

Sweet Easy Vegan Keto (no bake) Fat bombs

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It didn’t take me long into my keto journey to find fat bombs and their value between meals. I am a former sugar addict and I know I love chocolate!These chocolate peanut butter fat bombs are Awesome😎  It’s one of my favorite fat bomb recipes and is really fast and easy!   I’ve tried other keto fat bomb recipes that I didn’t feel were share worthy until now.  As my journey continues I will be sharing more success stories. A lot of the fat bombs have cream cheese and my husband doesn’t like cream cheese therefore I try to look for things we’ll both eat (unless he can’t detect the flavor;).  These are also vegan fat bombs. I love dairy, but try to mix a lot of vegan options into our repertoire.

I used these Easy Push Pop out round Mini Ice Cube Trays with Flexible Silicone Bottom.  They are much easier than typical ice cube trays to remove the fat bombs. 

Easy fast vegan keto chocolate peanutbutter fat bombs

Here is what I used based on Katie’s recipe options (link to her recipe below):


  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (she says you can use any nut butter)
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • stevia to taste, I used about 4-5 droppers of Trader Joe’s liquid Stevia
  • optional, I like to add 1/8 tsp salt–I did add the salt and recommend it:)

I found these gems on Chocolate Covered Katie’s website., so you can see her recipe here:

If you are looking for something to snack  on or make as an appetizer that is not sweet check out my keto zucchini sticks.

I’ve linked a couple of other keto recipes below.

Please let me know in the comments if you try any of these!