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Matilda Jane Clothing *Giveaway*

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I just can’t tell you how excited I am that winter is almost over, and Spring is literally just around the corner, and you know what that means. Time for Heaps of Sunshine, Perfect Temperatures, Fresh Breezes, More Sunny Hours in a day, +Flowers+Flowers everywhere, Workouts Outside, Spring Cleaning, Recharging Trips to Nature, and Easter. Which is always the perfect time to make beautiful memories with my family.  

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The Spring weather couldn’t be more of a perfect time to hunt for adorable outfits for my triplets. I have to admit that one of my most favorite things to do is dress up my babies.  As a Mother of Five, I know this time won’t last forever and there will be a day that they won’t let mom pick out their clothes.

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When the opportunity to try Matilda Jane clothing, emerged I was so excited, I’ve heard so many good things about Matilda Jane Clothing. They have the sweetest patterns and color,  and the best part is they have matching accessories! It was the cutest thing to see them feeling so pretty and fancy in their Matilda Jane outfits. My girls absolutely loved their outfits.  Matilda Jane is known for their fun and cheerful patterns. Their goal is to bring happiness to all those who wear Matilda Jane

“It’s all about keeping a little girl… a little girl. Keeping her youthful. Keeping her spinning and twirling and carefree. And most importantly, bringing her happiness. “DENISE DEMARCHIS, MJC FOUNDER

I couldn’t agree more, it is very important to have little girls dress like “little girls”.  I am in no rush to grow up my sweet little girl and dressing them age appropriate is very important to me as well. Matilda Jane has clothing for all ages as well as accessories, and bags. With so many adorable and fun patterns that will surely bring a smile to your face.  

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I had the pleasure of collaborating with Summer Huber, local Trunk Keeper #1577 for Matilda Jane. Her family moved to Henderson in 2006 following her husband’s Dental school graduation. Her husband bought a dental practice in Boulder City in 2008. Her family consisted of 5 amazing kids 3 boys and 2 girls, Hunter (18), Annalise (15), Thomas (12), Brooklyn (9) and Owen (7). At the time she was a SAHM, when her baby started kindergarten in 2016 that promoted her to become a trunk keeper for Matilda Jane Clothing. She wanted to share her love for the amazing clothing Summer had been buying her girls and even herself to everyone! She loved the way Matilda Jane made her and the girls feel when they would put it on, it was like they can conquer anything thrown there way, it was the feeling of confidence.
 
A lot of people out here in the West have never heard of Matilda Jane Clothing. I’d like to spread the brand name to our local Vegas moms! Matilda Jane is sold exclusively through trunk keepers. I am a trunk keeper. I would love to get my small business out there to our local ladies. I know they will love the quality of the fabrics and especially the way the clothing grows with your child. You can get years out of Matilda Jane, not just a season.  In the photo below you can see the same dress worn from 2013 to today in 2018! Dress, tunic than a top.
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Matilda Jane Clothing has one overriding goal – to bring happiness into the lives of our customers. Our girls, tween, baby and adult lines are designed to bring a smile to your face every time you look in your closet or step out your door. Matilda Jane Clothing’s whimsical approach to texture, pattern, and color results in designs that are youthful, playful, and expressive. Our clothes are made with the MJC girl in mind – she’s smart, fun, stylish, and always 100% true to herself!
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Matilda Janes founder always said
“It’s all about keeping a little girl… a little girl. Keeping her youthful. Keeping her spinning and twirling and carefree. And most importantly, bringing her happiness.”
DENISE DEMARCHIS, MJC FOUNDER
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Which I am happy to announce we will be giving away one of Matilda Jane’s gorgeous bag. To enter: Comment below who you think would this gorgeous bag, and be sure to follow Summer Huber MJ Facebook and Instagram   

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Mom, You’re the real MVP!!

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As you may have heard and or seen, the Golden State Warriors recently triumphed over the Cleveland Cavaliers to claim the 2017 NBA World Championship title.  My son and I are Golden State fans through and through.  He has been playing basketball for 2 seasons now and it has quickly risen to the top of his favorite sports.  Ever since our Warriors took the gold, he has been OBSESSED with that gleaming trophy they took home.  He would ask me at least once a day when he could win one of his own.  Of course I told him he’ll win it as soon as he’s drafted into the NBA!  I figured since he’s only 7 now, that’s a long time to wait for a trophy.  So I decided to make one that he could call his own.  Besides, I figure he deserves a trophy for winning the Mom’s Heart World Championship anyways.  

So I started brainstorming and looking up photos of the trophy so I could try my best to mimic it for him.  After a mix of Dollar General hunting and salvaging from old projects in the garage, I ended up with the following items.

– 1 Tall Plastic CupIMG_0969

– 1/4″ Dowel Rod

– 1 Small Square Gift Box

– 1 Can Metallic Gold Spray Paint

– Hot Glue Gun

– 1 Mini Nerf-like Basketball

 

IMG_0977I started by taking the lid off of the gift box for the base of the trophy.  I cut a hole slightly larger than the bottom of the cup so it could slide down into it for stability.  I applied the hot glue both above and below where the cup met the lid, creating a seam on either side.  Next I poked the dowel rod into the basketball and glued the combination to the inside wall of the cup.  I then cut a circle out of the bottom of the remaining piece of the gift box to enclose the opening of the cup (also cutting a small circle out of the larger circle for the dowel rod to fit through). 

 

IMG_0990After gluing the top piece, I was finally ready to paint.  I setup a small cardboard backer in the garage and went to town with the metallic gold paint.  I applied a second coat for some durability and good measure and WALLAH… this was the final product! 

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Are you looking for place to take the family?  Look no further, we have a perfect solution.  The Avengers Station Located at Treasure Island Hotel.  They have an awesome set up for the whole gang.  The best part is they have a great deal going on:

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Family Four Pack February. Superhero fans can purchase four entry tickets into the awesome attraction for just $99*, plus fees, with the code FAMILYDSCF0562

When:
Daily during the month of February
10 a.m. until 10 p.m. (last entry at 9 p.m.)

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Treasure Island Las Vegas, the completely immersive and educational experience that brings visitors into the world of The Avengers launches Family Four Pack February. Superhero fans can purchase four entry tickets into the awesome attraction for just $99*, plus fees, with the code FAMILY.

The deal can only be purchased in person at the attraction’s box office.

*Children 3 and under are free of charge.

DSCF0689It is definitely a family attraction worth experiencing for all ages. Once you Step into The Avengers Station (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) you gain access to exclusive intelligence files, classified studies and experiments that explore the history and scientific origins of the Avengers while you train to become an official agent. You’re literally transported into your favorite superheroes world.  DSCF0460

Each station has a display of operational equipment such as Captain America, Hulk Bruce Banner, Vision’s Hawkeye, Black Widow, Ant-Man, Iron Man, Thor, and so much more.  There is so much information and equipment on display that you literally learn more about the superheroes and villains.  DSCF0467 

Each room has a Unique character theme.  You can make the experience even more interactive with a downloadable Avenger Station App (available on IOS and Android) or you can rent there device with the app already pre-installed. Which contains fun facts, trivia and etc.DSCF0505

Once your briefing is done. At the conclusion of the experience there is a final battle. Once you turn in your device you’re Super hero is revealed and your group is ready to battle Ultron.DSCF0678

We definitely had fun going in a group and taking the tour together.  The kids where thrilled to find there favorite Avenger on display with there buddies… They did a lot of observation and interaction. It was a unique experience. That made the experience worth while. The only thing I regret was not taking more pictures with my rented device.  I could of had more selection on pictures to buy. DSCF0595

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Gift Guide and Bucket List of Our Favorite Holiday Things

Tis the season…We put together a list of our favorite places, products and services from stocking stuffers to bucket list events around town. Happy Shopping and Socializing, mamas! 

Gifts for your #1 mom (Yes, YOU!)

Vent Salon also has 2 locations also: Downtown Summerlin and Henderson 3 blowouts per month runs about $55/month. Look Style Society has 2 locations in the Valley – Tivoli Village and Town Square. They offer unlimited blowouts for $99/month and unlimited makeup application for $99/month!

For furry babies: Barking Dogs on Blue Diamond has a great selection of treats and toys to reward your pets after you have them groomed or just do the self wash option. I love the friendly, resourceful staff here and the products are top notch.

I have worn the same lipstick for probably the entire time I’ve lived in Las Vegas (since 2003!) It’s called Stay Currant and it’s a Revlon Colorstay lip stain. I know, the drug store under $10 choice for the win! I’ve tried other brands, other shades, but this is my absolute go to – fancy or casual, day or night, summer or winter. I love this deep red and the fact that it lasts all day & even into some mornings – Lol! Just remember to pick up Neutrogena make up remover too (or the Up & Up Target brand works just as well for half the price) or the fancy Bifacil by Lancôme. They all take off lip stains with minimal effort.

Tervis cups are my new jam. They have been around forever, are super sturdy and incredibly stylish. I love drinking just about everything out of them! There is a Tervis store at PH’s Miracle Mile Shops, but they are also available at Macy’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond(home of the never expiring 20% off coupons!). You can rep your favorite sports teams or choose fun festive designs. With an active, bull-in-a-china-shop toddler you need to be ready for the next foul ball or rogue plane. We also have pets so cleaning up broken glass is too much of a risk! 

Speaking of drinks… The good folks at Total Wine can help you find great wine and spirits to fit any occasion. They carry much, much more than simply wine! There is beer and cordials and hard alcohol as well as unique accessories and paraphernalia to make any wine connoisseur squeal.

Comfort food from Yardbird Southern is a cozy way to spend time connecting with your honey amidst the craziness of the holidays. When it’s cold out, rich foods are the way to go! We need to get our winter coats on – What else will we have to work off in the New Year?! Mandarin Oriental has a festive high tea as well. Start your new tradition today!

Brunch at Craft Kitchen, tea and multiple menu offerings at Truffles N Bacon, Filipino gastropub from Cutting Board & anything from Served LV and now at Americana… These are a handful of favorites around town for taking friends to share a unique experience that will give them something new to try or just make every day meals feel like a special occasion.

I love Hobby Lobby and Michaels for easy DIY kits from ornaments to toys, but the unique finds will be at Cost Plus World Market! Our elf even shops there!

There are 2 indoor playgrounds that we absolutely love (warning, sock zone!): Rockin Jump the trampoline gym is fantastic for the whole family so definitely head over when you have restless visitors in town. Super clean, open warehouse style, a stunt bag, dodge ball courts, a climbing tower, basketball hoops of varying heights, lockers and great music playing. For kids 10 years and younger, go to Kangamoo. You will not be disappointed! You could literally be there all day, they have a walking track, slides, swings, trampolines, a zip line, miles of crawl space, free massage chairs, free coffee, tea and water, a charging station and plenty of wifi.

Sharing experiences and quality time with loved ones is really what the holidays are all about. There are several notable seasonal events and attractions around town. You can never go wrong with Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest where there are so many local sponsors who are annual contributors. The trees are ever changing and can be a constant inspiration for your own home decorations. New to the Valley is Operation North Pole: an interactive experience with our favorite jolly couple! This includes photo opps, visiting the candy shoppe, the toy workshop, and one on one time with Mr. & Mrs. Claus! Make it a point to visit seasonal exhibits at Bellagio, Venetian and now The Park for festive gatherings and holiday decorations. Ice skating is always a fun family night too at Downtown Summerlin, Cosmopolitan and also The Park now too! There are also several homes decked out in Christmas Lights with synchronized music too! Hypnotist Marc Savard’s home on East Robindale is for sure a local favorite. The schedule for House on Robindale can be found on Facebook. If you want to stay in your car, try the Glittering Lights at the Speedway! They have Groupons and deals for bringing canned goods too.

Great shows to see anytime, but going to shows is more festive during the holidays: Terry Fator at Mirage, Jabbawockeez at MGM, and Absinthe at the theater in front of Ceasar’s (<–Absinthe is NOT for suitable for kids! …or anyone easily offended by vulgar language and suggestive content).

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