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Annihilation

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New Movie Alert, I’ve been seeing a few trailers circulating on Facebook and couldn’t help but be intrigued.  I was a bit fascinated with this new sci-fi and did a little research. The movie is based on acclaimed best-selling Southern Reach by Jeff VanderMeer’s 2014 award-winning trilogy of novels, starting with Annihilation.

ANN_Dom_Online_Unrated_Vertical_Cast_2018Synopsis
Lena, a biologist, and former soldier joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X – a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscape and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity.
From visionary writer and director Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later) and based on the acclaimed best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez and Tuva Novotny.
 
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Director: Alex Garland
Cast: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac
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After watching the trailers I have definitely deemed this as a movie experience I can’t miss.  It has too many exciting and beautiful elements that cannot go unnoticed.  Have you seen the Beautiful Shimmer and creatures that relic in the trailers?  In honor of the New Movie Annihilation, I thought it would be fun to enclosed a recipe that would be the perfect food for venturing into the unknown (The Shimmer), something quick, easy, and a non-perishable food.  Thanks to Baking-Ginger I was able to find a simple yet tasty recipe. It has all the perfect elements to keep one from going famish.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats (use gluten-free if GF)
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Choc-Chips (preferably dark chocolate or cocoa nibs if vegan)
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 Cup Honey/Agave Nectar
  • Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Roll ingredients into balls.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  4. Devour

 

*We would love to hear what you type of food you would bring with you if you had to venture into the unknown*

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It Takes a Winter’s Village

Green Valley Ranch Resort gifted skate rentals and also a fun swag bag for our family to try the new outdoor ice skating attraction, Winter’s Village in exchange for our honest review. Enjoy! 

Tucked in the corner of the Green Valley Ranch property is a winter wonderland with a lovely setting for an ice skating, s’mores building, family-focused experience. We love the upcycle of space usually reserved for the vineyard or small concerts. Larger than life ornaments, palm trees adorned with Christmas lights and topiary signage create a festive, classy escape. There are fire pits, cozy seating, bean bag toss and for mom and dad: boozy drinks to keep you warm from within. It is super cold these days and gloves, scarves and hats are a definite necessity! So much so, you can even purchase gloves at the concession stand… but consider wearing socks that are not only warm and long enough to cover ankles, but thicker and cushy since I overheard several would-be skaters mention their ankles hurting from the skates. I personally was Ok with the skates, but did not have them on long. They are not as comfortable to me as the ones I’ve worn at permanent skate centers, but way more comfy than ones I tried at another pop up, non-ice, skating place. 

Rentals are $20 per person and the trick is to find a pair that fit you just right. They are not the lace up variety, rather more like ski bindings. They didn’t have the cheater walkers to help novice skaters, but a lot of folks seemed like beginners so there is no intimidation factor whatsoever. Even my son who has been ice skating only a handful of times was confident enough to go around the rink without me holding his hand. I felt he was more at ease seeing adults having to hold the railings to make their way around. The music was a major motivating factor too as he attempted to ice skate dance to his favorite Christmas music. 

There is no entrance fee to visit Winter’s Village so even non-skaters can enjoy the holiday music, the hot chocolate and a gorgeous view of the ice skating rink while huddled beside heaters. You can also bring food from GVR out to the pool if you want something more than nachos,  hot dogs, chili and desserts like rice crispy treats and reindeer chow. 

We love it so much here! You really do need to bring all of your our of town guests here – Especially those who think living in the Las Vegas Valley is all about clubs and gambling; They will forget they’re here! If you are looking for dozens of stunning holiday photo  backdrops, and a less crowded location, this is going to be your favorite spot this winter! The hours extend when the kids are out of school for winter break too, so make your plans to visit! Tag us in your pix so we can see how much fun you’re having – We may just repost you on our pages! 

Thank you again to Vegas Lifestyle Influencers @vegaslifestyleinfluencers and Green Valley Ranch Resort @gvrcasino for the opportunity to try out your new holiday attraction. I hope this is the 1st of many years offering such a fun family-friendly experience for winter! We already love the pool during warm months, now it is a place to visit in the of season too!

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From Wine to Whey- Lifetime Athletic Clubs in Las Vegas

imagesWhen one thinks of “the gym” one usually thinks of bulky muscles, grunting noises, machines that look like torture devices and the ever dreaded membership sales personnel stalking your every move. One does not usually associate a gym to have a wine tasting night complete with chocolate dipped strawberries, 6 different wines to taste and an array of food pairings from their very own cafe. At least, that’s not what I expected upon walking in to Lifetime Athletic Club’s Green Valley location for their first ever Wine Tasting Event. IMG_7333

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IMG_7330Last month, Cindy  and I were contacted to attend what we hope is the first of many wine tasting events offered to members and non-members. The wine was great and so was the food, don’t get me wrong, but what we enjoyed the most was being able to drop our kids off at the AMAZING Kids Academy during the entire event! The kids played sports activities, made arts and crafts, ate pizza, went swimming (or not) and watched a movie. We were hooked. 

This led to a conversation with the Events Manager and Kids Academy Director about all the amazing things Lifetime offers to members with children and even the amazing care for non-members coming in for open events! Cindy and I could not have been more impressed. Each care provider is certified and are experts in the field of play time and early childhood education. The Kids Academy play areas and teaching rooms are clean, fun and sufficiently supervised. 

Work_Image_KidsAcademy_001Here is a list of events happening at the Green Valley and Summerlin locations available to members and non-members:

Green Valley Location

Shamrock Shake and Shuffle

Thursday, March 16 at 6pm-7pm

Complimentary for members, Non-members may attend with the use of a member guest pass. 

Mommy/Son Dynamic Duo

Saturday, March 18 at 12pm-2

$20 per couple for members

$30 per couple for non-members

add on $5 for moms bringing more than one son

Life Barre and Bubbles

Wednesday, March 22 at 5:45pm-8pm

~limited space~

Complimentary for members, non-members may attend with the use of a member guest pass

Cycle and Champagne 

Friday, March 31 at 6pm-8pm

~limited space~

Complimentary for members, non-members may attend with the use of a member guest pass

Ride For a Reason

~Both locations~

Saturday, April 22 at 8am-12pm

Tickets Available at fundraising.stjude.org 

Summer Camps/School Breaks 

 

expanding_our_teamI liked what I saw so much that I went to the nearest Lifetime location in Summerlin and decided to become a member! My boys and I have gone every single day since becoming members and we LOVE it. I love that I can drop my boys off knowing they not only are being supervised but are being taught about nutrition and exercise. The Kids Academy offers Children of Members classes like Yoga, Zumba, Karate and sports, while Mommas and Poppas focus on their health and wellness. As a stay at home Mom with a PPD background and an ever growing midsection, this decision to become a Lifetime Member has been nothing short of life-saving.images-7

As part of my sign-on package I had a free consultation with a nutritionist, personal trainer and Pilates Reform instructor. Each one has given me life altering information that I can take with me for the rest of my days. I’m learning how to focus more on sleep, stress management and nutrition as well as how to effectively exercise. I also learned what the heck “Whey” is and its become my new best friend, even over wine! Because of all this, my doctor is confident that as I loose weight and burn fat, I will likely be able to naturally manage my symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as keep my higher glucose levels in the low end.  In just over a week I have lost 2 pounds and gained more lean muscle mass. I have begun taking daily multi-vitamins for overall health and wellness as well as Omega 3 Supplements to help gut inflammation. I feel great and eager to meet my goals. main-bucket-academy-classes-800x800

So whether you are looking to finally put your New Years’ Resolution to good use, are looking to meet new people and partake in some family friendly events or you’re from out of town and need to work off a buffet binge and late nights at club, consider a gym! 

For more information on the events and memberships please contact:

Lifetime Athletic-Summerlin

(702)228-2611

Lifetime Athletic-Green Valley (Henderson) 

(702)802-7300

Lifetimefitness.com

https://www.facebook.com/LifeTimeAthleticGreenValley/

 

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Zoom Away at the Voodoo Zipline

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Hey Mommies! I have to tell you about the amazing time I had on the Voodoo Zipline at the Rio. It was a blast! You soar through the air at 33 miles per hour and 450+ feet in the air. You start from the highest tower and soar down to the lower one and I swear at one point I didn’t know if we were going to stop. I took my dad because he is my thrill-seeking buddy and the only one who would dare ride with me. It wasn’t scary at all, in fact it was totally opposite. After you zoom down to the lower tower you are whisked almost as quickly backwards to the higher one again. It is a great activity for everyone in the family as long as you are 48″ or taller! The ride is open from noon until midnight, seven days a week. After 8pm it is only 21 and over because you are also granted access to the nightclub as well. This would be a great deal for a date night or mommies night out! If anyone would like to come watch and cheer you on, there is a viewing area on the 51st floor. My mom and little one were able to scream, cheer and take pictures from there.  Make sure to also bring your ID with you to be able to ride.

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http://voodoozipline.com/

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Moms Night Out = Party Time!!! Details For Our 1st Anniversary Party at The District

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We rarely get an opportunity to get dressed up, so here is our chance: Finally, Mom gets a NIGHT OUT!

We are thrilled to announce our partners

Braddah’s Island Style and Pinot’s Palette

in presenting

***LVMB’S FIRST BIRTHDAY***
Click here to register for the party!!! Tickets are $35 {normally $45!}

—>>>Sunday, April 19th 6-9p!!!<<<—

Mix and mingle with other moms!

DINNER is included!

Your PAINTING & all the supplies are included!

Win PRIZES throughout the night!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly ceecee{at}lasvegasmomsblog{dot}com

***Please Note: Cocktail attire is requested!!!***

Selfie sticks are welcome!

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