• 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…

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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. 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 no additional cost to you. Shepard’s Pie Meat…

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    Oatmeal Cookie Mix Gift

    I remember when I was little I received chocolate chip cookie mix in a mason jar as a gift. I thought that this year I could make this gift for somebody else. Instead of chocolate chip I decided I’d make an oatmeal cookie mix gift. I really loved how easy it was to make, and now I want to make a whole bunch of them for people David works with. This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission off of your purchase at no additional cost to you. I started out with a basic oatmeal cookie recipe, and layered all of the dry ingredients.The recipe that I…

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    My Favorite Family Christmas Movies

    Welcome to day 12 of Blogmas! Today I wanted to talk to you guys about my favorite family Christmas movies. I’m trying to keep them more of that animated style, except for one honorable mention. I hope this gives you guys some ideas of movies that you could watch with your family!   This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission off of your purchase at no additional cost to you. My Favorite Family Christmas Movies   A Year Without A Santa Claus This is number one on my list ever since I can remember. I was obsessed with the Heat Miser and Snow Miser’s songs. I…

  • Peppermint Hot Cocoa Muddy Buddies | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Peppermint Hot Cocoa Muddy Buddies

    It’s day 11 of blogmas. We’re a day or two until we’re half way to Christmas! One of my favorite things to make during the holiday season is muddy buddies. Usually I only make the original kind, but this year I want to change it up. I decided to make peppermint hot cocoa muddy buddies. I think I’m going to make a bunch more to put in cute little bags for David’s coworkers.   Peppermint Hot Cocoa Muddy Buddies The first thing I did was add the Chex into a large bowl.  Next, I put both the chocolate chips and peppermint chunks into a microwave safe bowl. I melted them…

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    Tissue Paper Snowman Craft

    Happy day 10 of blogmas! DJ & Brooklyn did the cutest tissue paper snowman craft, and I wanted to share it with you. One thing that I really hate about Las Vegas is that it doesn’t snow, but that is also one of the things I love about it. I know that makes no sense. I love when it snows on Christmas, but I don’t want snow any other day of the year. DJ is always talking about snow now, and I figured this was the only way he’s going to get to make a snowman. The snowman was extremely easy to do. I cut out the shape of the…

  • 2018 Holiday Gift Guide Secret Santa (Under $25) | www.thevegasmom.com
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    2018 Holiday Gift Guide Secret Santa (Under $25)

    Welcome to day 9 of Blogmas! This is my final gift guide; my 2018 Holiday gift guide secret santa for under $25. I have found that other than shopping for the men in my life, secret Santa can be difficult. You have a certain budget and a lot of the times you don’t always know the person that well. I hope this list helps you find a great gift.   This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission off of your purchase at no additional cost to you. 1 Cactus Tea Lights $11.99 This is for the plant lover. Either you know for a fact they love succulents and…

  • 2018 Holiday Gift Guide Stocking Stuffers | www.thevegasmom.com
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    2018 Holiday Gift Guide Stocking Stuffers (Under $15)

    Welcome to day 8 of Blogmas! This is my sixth gift guide of the year; my 2018 Holiday gift guide stocking stuffers for under $15. These are more for the adults and teenagers in your life, rather than for kids. This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission off of your purchase at no additional cost to you. 1 Spongelle Ornament $10 This is so cool. It a loofah with soap built into it. 2 Stainless Steel Straws $8.49 This set comes with 8 straws, 4 straight and 4 bent, and 2 brushes to clean the straws. These are great for someone who loves to drink with straws.…

  • No Churn Apple Crumble Ice Cream | www.thevegasmom.com
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    No Churn Apple Crumble Ice Cream

    Welcome to day 7 of Blogmas! I decided to break up the gift guides with a delicious recipe post. Personally, I think ice cream is delicious any time of the year, and it goes great with all of the baking that I do. I found this recipe for no churn ice cream, and had to try it. I added my own spin by turning it into a holiday inspired ice cream. Instead of plain vanilla this is no churn apple crumble ice cream! I took the apple filling and crumble from my mini individual apple crumble pies and halved it for this recipe. What I Used: Ninja Professional Blender Cast Iron…