• Mini Cupcake Tin Lava Cakes | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Mini Cupcake Tin Lava Cakes

    One of my absolute favorite desserts to have at a restaurant is a lava cake. I really wanted to try to make them at home, but I knew how much of a mess it would be for my little ones to eat. After thinking about it for a little while, I came up with the idea for mini cupcake tin lava cakes. Luckily, they came out exactly as I hope they would. They had that delicious lava cake flavor and center, but it was so tiny there wasn’t too much ooze and mess. One thing I loved was how easy it was to make these lava cakes. The whole process…

  • We Were Surprised with a Puppy! | www.thevegasmom.com
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    We Were Surprised with a Puppy!

    On Sunday David and I went to the supermarket. We left the little ones with his parents. When we came back DJ came running towards us screaming “LOOK AT FLUFFY!” David & I looked at each other thinking what in the world is a fluffy? Turns out it was the cutest little fluff ball of a puppy. It turns out that we were surprised with a puppy by David’s parents. Their friend’s dog had puppies on Christmas Eve. I cannot believe we were surprised with a puppy! Definitely the best surprise I’ve ever had. Meet Fluffy- yes, DJ named him. David’s Dad told us that when they asked DJ what the…

  • 5 Items for Your Baby in Winter | www.thevegasmom.com
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    5 Items for Your Baby in the Winter

    One of the hardest seasons for me when DJ & Brooklyn were babies was the winter. It was a bit easier with DJ to transition, because he was a summer baby born on a sunny 106 degree day. Brooklyn on the other had is a winter baby, and was born on a rainy 48 degree day. In Vegas that’s almost as cold as it gets normally. I found that there is only a handful of items that I needed specifically for the winter. Of course, if you live in a much colder area you might need more than I do. I came up with a list of 5 items for…

  • Beer Battered Lobster Tails | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Beer Battered Lobster Tails

    Last weekend David & I were at the Venetian, and tried a fried lobster tail on a stick. It was absolutely delicious, but not really realistic at $17 per lobster tail. David decided he was going to make them at home, and see if they lived up to the ones at the Venetian. I won’t lie, I definitely like David’s beer battered lobster tails even more. Especially with some lemon and butter. David started out by heating oil in a pan, and then he tackled taking the lobster tails out of their shells. While David tackled the shells, he had me mix cornstarch, flour, parsley, salt, garlic powder, and half…

  • Brooklyn is Two! | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Brooklyn is Two!

    I still remember finding out I was pregnant with Brooklyn a few days before David’s surprise 30th birthday party. DJ was only 8 months old. It feels like Brooklyn was born, I blinked, and now Brooklyn is two. I am a little taken aback by how fast time seems to be moving. One thing that hasn’t changed much about Brooklyn is that she is pretty independent. She never wanted help with anything. When she hit around 6 weeks, she would get more mad at me trying to rock her to sleep than if I left her to sleep on her own. Once she was able to hold a bottle herself,…

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    Creating a Cleaning Schedule

    One thing that I find when it comes to cleaning is that I tend to get overwhelmed. I start to clean in one area of the house, and then end up cleaning a little bit all over. The end result is that it looks like I haven’t cleaned at all. It can be discouraging to say the least. I decided that with the start of the new year one of my goals would be to create, and stick to, a cleaning schedule. Creating a cleaning schedule was easier than I thought. I searched Pinterest and the Internet, and got a general idea of what I should be doing. Once I…

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    Goals for 2019

     This past year was a year of new beginnings, and unfortunately loss. I lost my grandma. One of my favorite people in the world. David lost his cousin and grandma. It was definitely a trying year. It was also the year I started blogging again, and started The Vegas Mom. I’ll be the first one to tell you I don’t like doing resolution, because I feel like nobody really holds themselves accountable to following through with them. I prefer making realistic goals. I wanted to share with you my goals for 2019. How do I set my goals? I try to set my goals in a way that I know…

  • Ethel M's Cactus Garden Holiday Lights | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Ethel M’s Cactus Garden Holiday Lights

    One of my favorite places to go see every year since we moved to Las Vegas is Ethel M’s Cactus Garden holiday lights. It is one of my favorite holiday tradition that we started together. I love that we bring our little ones now too. It is so  beautiful to see their eyes light up in awe at all the beautiful lights. The Cactus Garden is open to the public for free all year round, but from November 6 to January 6 they light up the entire garden with Christmas lights. The garden opens every day at 8 am, but the lights don’t go on until the sun goes down. During…

  • Keeping the Magic of Santa Alive | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Keeping the Magic of Santa Alive

    Welcome to day 15 of Blogmas! It’s almost the night children snuggle up in their beds with dreams of Santa Claus. In my opinion, there in nothing more magical than a child’s love of Christmas. I’ve been loving seeing DJ so excited about Santa all month long. I’m pretty sure every single day he reminds me that Santa is coming. I’m going to share with you ways of keeping the magic of Santa alive year after year. Visit Santa This is the first on my list, and probably the most obvious. What kid doesn’t love visiting Santa? Okay.. actually a lot of little kids. It still is a great way…

  • Shepard's Pie | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Shepard’s Pie

    Happy day 14 of Blogmas! This week I made Shepard’s pie for my family. They loved it. Honestly while it was delicious, I definitely made a few mistakes. I still wanted to share this recipe with all of you though. It is from my Harry Potter cookbook. I used ground beef, which technically makes this more of a cottage pie; however, people use the term shepard’s pie for both ground beef and lamb. Truthfully, I love lamb. I would have used it if everyone in the house liked lamb. That isn’t the case though. This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission off of your purchase at…