Friday, February 25, 2011

The One With Vegas, Baby!

Well, a week from today I'll be joining the dirty 30 club. Luckily, I'll be in Vegas, living it up in the warm, sunny desert. I plan to have some drinks, do some gambling and eat some decadent food. The boyfriend and I have big plans for our vacation--we will be in the southwest for 8 days & 9 nights! I am MORE than ready to get out of the cold, slushy, snowy midwest and into the warm, sunny desert.

We plan on seeing several shows, including: this, this and this. We've heard amazing reviews about all of them, and there are SO many wonderful shows out in Vegas. It was very hard to narrow it down to only those 3.

We also are planning to go to BLT Burger and have a Twinkie(!) shake and a frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity 3.

We both love to gamble and we plan on hitting up many casinos to try our hands at blackjack (our fave!), keno, roulette and lots of fun slot machines. We will be visiting Death Valley National Park, Zion National Park, the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead & the Hoover Dam while we are in the area as well. I have been doing a LOT (and I mean a LOT) of research about our trip and I can't believe how many beautiful and historic places are in the area! So many people think Vegas.....oh that's just for gambling, drinking, etc. But there are so many interesting things to do, even if you don't gamble!

So, it looks like it should be a stellar birthday vacation. My amazing boyfriend has really gone all out with the planning and I can't belive I'm so lucky to go somewhere so awesome to celebrate turning 30.

Have you been to Las Vegas? What sights do you recommend seeing while we are out there? Any casinos we can't miss? Places to eat?

Monday, February 7, 2011

The One With 8 Things About Me

8 things about me.

I was tagged by the lovely and oh-so-crafty Cynthia, so here goes...

1. When I was 10 years old, I won the spelling bee at my school on a Friday and then broke my wrist on Saturday. It was an eventful weekend, to say the least!

2. My favorite holiday is Halloween & my favorite season is Fall. I look forward to both literally ALL year long and am so sad when they are over.

3. Two of the goals on my bucket list are to visit all MN State Parks & all National Parks. When we go to Vegas in 3 weeks, I'll be able to visit atleast 2 National Parks! This makes me giddy.

4. My favorite drink in the world is Cranberry + Vodka, but I can NOT resist a shot of Jagermeister.

5. I am completely obsessed with books & reading. I never leave the house without a book and I bet I spend more time at my local library in a month than most people do all year.

6. I am pretty sure I love football more than most men. I can't get enough of it. I'm getting really into baseball too, but not quite as much as football.

7. When I set my alarm to wake up in the morning, the end number must be 7. 7:47, 8:07, etc.

8. I always, always wash my hands with ice cold water. I really don't know how or why this started, but I can't seem to stop doing it.

Thanks, Cindy! This was fun. And, since they are pretty much my only readers, I tag both of my sisters! (:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The One With Five on Friday

Five things I am loving today:

1.) This bag. Perfect length, size and color. Found here, on etsy.

2.) Sneak peeks of the new lines by October Afternoon. Check their blog out here and tell me which one is your favorite. I LOVE Boarding Pass.

3.) This chicken salad recipe. The boyfriend and I made it for dinner last night and it was delicious!

4.) This book. I fell in love with the characters and could not put it down. Full review at

5.) This website. Yes, it is a total timesuck. Yes, it is probably not appropriate for you to read at work. Yes, please go check it out, if you haven't already. I always come to the party a little late, so you probably already know about it but oh my gosh FUNNY. I couldn't stop reading laaaaaate into the night. Seriously laugh out loud hilarious.

What are you loving or coveting today?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The One With 10 on Tuesday

Ten on Tuesday prompt: 10 things on your nightstand.

1.) Book or two, of course!
2.) Lamp
3.) Sleeping meds
4.) Tums
5.) Kleenex
6.) Phone
7.) Clock
8.) Chapstick
9.) Aquaphor Lotion
10.) Remote Control for the TV

If you play along, leave your blog link in the comments, please! I'd love to see what's on your nightstand. :)