Grown Up Valentines Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays I usually send all my gals and best guys Valentines Day cards. This is a great year to show people you love them. Here’s some adult Valentine goodie bags that are useful and cute.

Yuzu Soap Aloe Vera Bar Soap – sticking with the Aloe you Vera much theme. These little bars are amaze balls. The lavender scented one will give you the romance you are looking for and them an amazing shower experience.

Heartfelt by Anthropologie Ayurvedic Valentine Bar Soap – super cute heart shaped soaps covered in sheep’s wool. There are subtle scented in pink, mint and orange scented. These puppies are kinda expensive at $16.50 a pop but on Anthropologie’s website you can find a version on sale that are just as popping. That’s what I did at $5.97. I bought the goats milk and jasmine and am going to through them in my mom and aunts Valentine basket.

Heartfelt by Anthropologie in Pink

lush Foot Pumice – when you think lush you usually think expensive. Well these little things are about $6 bucks and last a pretty long time. That’s the same you would pay at Anywhere for a pumice. It smells delicious. That’s not the only product that is inexpensive from there and a great gift. Grab some charity pot quarters for a good cause to give out and then Grab a hand mask, shower steamer and a naked oil for yourself. PS: they also have watermelon sugar lip scrub *wink wink*

The Good Patch B12 Awake – there are different types of patches but I like the awake. If your in your 20’s you should know how important B12 is to you especially when your conquering your day. You can find these anywhere really and the price ranges from $5-12.

The Good Patch B12 – Awake

Paper Source Plantable Hearts – these little hearts are actually seed packets! They are cute, festive and will grow Perennial Wildflowers. They cost $10 but split them up, put them with you Valentine’s Day card just make sure to add directions.

Plantable hearts

Steamboat, Colorado

Overlook Trail in Steamboat

Not Just for Winter

About a 3 hours from Denver, Colorado I recommend this for an upcoming girls trip/Bach party/birthday ect. I went during the Off Season (which i highly recommend), because I would be the first one to plant face first on some skis. I stayed at the Sheraton Hotel soon to be bought out by another chain hotel. The location was great, connected to everything that you would want to do while your there. The weather was amazing, the scenery phenomenal! The people are so nice, you know its like pulling teeth getting people to say hello back to you in Vegas, here the vibe is friendly and welcoming!! Lots of cool places on the Yampa River.. great place for not only skiing but all outdoor activities.

TOP THINGS TO DO:

1 Gondola Ride- Must Do; hit up the Happy Hour On Sunday it was awesome w live music seating is a problem if you have a big group but people are so friendly you are welcome to join tables.

2 Fish Creek Falls – We saw the waterfall and hiked about 1/2 mile it was awesome! very serene and beautiful I suggest it!

3 Strawberry Park Hot Springs – amazing place totally instagram worthy only problem is… NO SERVICE. its natural so if you are looking for super clean blue ocean waters this is not for you its slimmy. but a great experience.

Hot Springs

TOP PLACES TO EAT:

Mountain Tap Brewery – Pizzas and small plates, great fresh foods.

Top of the Gondola – I had the happy hour food it was amazing the shrimp cocktail was delicious and huge, the caprese salad was good wish it had some balsamic but other than that i was very happy w it!

Aurum Food & Wine – “top rated” restaurants in Steamboat, with executive chef Patrick Funk. First, the service was terrible. I ordered the Crab Crusted Halibut, with Black Pepper Crudi, Wilted Spinach, Bacon Lardons, Heirloom Tomato, pickled Mustard Seed Parmesan and Clam Broth, for $41.00 along with the Corn Chowder Soup. The Soup was terrible, runny, not the consistency you want a chowder to be… even it was a tomato chowder. The Halibut was okay, cooked great hated the accompaniments, dint like how soggy the the Crudi got in the Clam Broth…

STEAMBOAT VIBES I LOVED:

My family and I really enjoyed it, most things you could walk to, being from Vegas we don’t see much green but the scenery was amazing! I loved the emphases on health, mind, body and spirit. It is a great place to have a bachelorette party with your closes besties. Theres tons to do and see, in a quieter off season.

JoySticks!! – love them they are made by Gardenom they are all natural I personally used mine like a honey for my coffee and i love all things.. trendy and cool! they also have calm sticks both contain CBD

Humble Bee Botanicals – I got there loose tees called Happier Days. I love it and the price was right super cool super delicious teas. another trendy buy i couldn’t live without!

There are amazing local bakeries and soda fountain shops! they exceed even the fine dining! They also offer amazing Chai/Herbal Teas – Kombucha, stuff like that.. if you love birkenstocks, Lulumeon, patagonia and morels this is the spot for you LOL!

Def Bring your Hiking Boots & Cash (Some Places only Take Cash). Over all a great place to go for a few days to get away!

Ways to Better Yourself during Quarantine

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Hopefully the quarantine in your city is finally getting ready to let up however with a few more weeks or months here’s some productive apps and learning tools to help you get better during quarantine. There are tons of free learning tools to help you in your industry. I use these tools to help, and I do not have a partnership with any of them, nor am I paying for any of their services currently.

Education-

Edx: You can download this to your phone, they have classes from Harvard and other different Universities. They also offer some free classes if you are interested in taking classes and not receiving a diploma.

Khan Academy: My bestie is a doctor, well she will be in like a month and she swears by this site! Her online tudor and a great place to learn.

Business –

Create & Cultivate: a woman’s organization that supports small business. They have a paid subscription however, they offer free services as well.

Lifestyle-

Guest of a Guest: New York based website with everything you want to know about whats popping in the city!

DoLA: LA based website that has everything you wanna know about lifestyle, things to do, places to go, yummy food to eat!

Hope that helps, I will update with more, and feel free to let me know if you have any of your own sources that are helpful.

Millennial Dating in Quarantine

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As if it wasn’t hard enough to date as a millennial, now in quarantine its so much harder. As Millennials, we are not tied to the standard timeline of our parents, we are waiting longer to get married and have children, but to wait until after the never ending quarantine seems impossible. Heres some positives and easy ways to find your “lobster” during this pandemic.

If you want to date, date. If your uncomfortable being in person with people use social media. Everyone knows someone that has gotten married from a dating site. Download them all don’t let the world make you feel thirsty, we have the time to right now to actually meticulously look for your perfect match.

Do not be afraid to make the first move. If you find someones personality stimulating on Twitter, why not take your shot you miss 90% of the shots you don’t take. Have confidence, know what you have to offer and be available and open to your blessings. If he/she swipes right or slides in your DM’s. Give them a chance. What do you have to lose. Maybe you wont fall in love with that person but that person can connect you with someone you will.

Social distancing can be good for a relationship in many ways. If you have just started dating it gives you a great chance to get to know one another. It feels more like in middle school, when you would fall asleep on the phone together or argue about who should hang up first. You don’t have to get NS-17 with anything just really get to know someone on an emotional level.

With the future so uncertain it is hard to begin something new or even want to, however this is the perfect time to start a relationship in my opinion. Now is a chance to understand what is important to someone. Are they out every night with no mask and partying, and is that what you want? Or are they at there parents being safe and learning to cook, is that what you want? What do you want for your future. Finding someone with similar values as you is easier in a pandemic because you are more apt to discuss things of that nature.

Its a true test of love, but don’t get down and keep your eyes open for your blessings!

2021 Blues Already

Just ignore the negative vibes that are out here and lets continue to try and get these Resolutions accomplished. Here are some tips on how to make sure you actually start and complete your news years resolutions!

Tip 1 – Dont make the resolution to unattainable. If your goal is to workout, start with a walk.

Tip 2 – Get an Agenda. Organization is a way to keep the anxiety at bay. Get a paper journal or just tell Alexa.

Tip 3 – Turn off the News. Basically we are all sick of it. Its to much! Cant take it! Make sure to continue to get your google updates or whatever have you in case something really goes down but other than that. TURN THAT JUNK OFF!

Tip 4 – Social Media pause. Take a week off from peering into other peoples lives and sometimes not feeling so great about your own. Take some time off, to appreciate your life and actually live it.

Tip 5 – Donate your time. Do some charity, even if its with your family. Especially if it is with your family. Hang out with your little cousin, take out your aunties trash and bring her a donate. Or go to your local dog shelter and sit with dogs; drop food off, there are a million ways to help. Healing starts from within!

Good luck this year surviving the Blues!

Quarantine Valentines Day Gifts for Men or Women

Every year I go crazy trying to find something special and unique for Valentines Day to gift to my other half. This year I have decided to put a few things together to quench all my Valentine’s Day thirsts. I’ll give you a Budget version for those of us who still don’t have a job yet and an option to buy everything you need. Gifts are both for women and men, have fun and happy Valentines Day!

  1. Shower Steamers: You can buy these cuties at PaperSource $14. Even men like the shower to smell like a heavenly spa. Budget Version, make your own, use Lemon & Eucalyptus for a manly scent he will love! Cost is approximately $10.

2. Bar Soap: If your man is anything like mine he refuses to use liquid soap. Duke Cannon has amazingly fun scents for men like – smells like productivity, smells like accomplishment, smells like victory, and big ass bourbon soap. You can find them at Ulta for $8. Budget version make your own, you use the similar ingredients as the shower bomb.

3. Dollar Store Valentines Games: Do something different we all know yall been in the house together the entire quarantine. Grab some small valentine dice and actually use them this year; see fuzzy handcuffs, grab them! Throw them in the box. Want to go further – decorate his door go crazy! Its not always about spending the most money, sometimes its just about making the person feel special even a little embarrassed if need be.

4. Switch your look up: This one is free. Get a wig or if you have been in sweatpants, no matter how cute they are, get your red carpet on and when he comes home or gets out of the shower surprise him with someone new. Not that he’s sick of you or anything just saying this is fun, even if you have more of a comedic relationship than sensual you both will get a good laugh.

5. Hanky Panky Panty Rose: A tad bit expensive at $29.95, but what a cute idea!! They come in 3 different colors and are stretchy lace. One issue is it says one size fits most, but still an awesomely cute gift for your lady.

6. Collage.com Picture blanket – I have used other sites but i really love this one! They have great coupons especially for your first time. Speedy service, great communication, they send tons of emails before and after you receive shipment. I suggest getting cozy fleece, so you and your significant other can cozy up! If they are a traveler get a small one so they can use it with them when they go.

7. Touch Bracelet: For the long distant relationship you can get these shnazzy bracelets that when you touch them they light up, so the other person will know your thinking about them. Very cost affective, $8 at uncommongoods.com.

8. Adrenaline Promotions: I live in Vegas so everyone loves to ride road bicycles, I found this place on Amazon, and wish I had found it sooner. It has the best college team cycling jerseys! Not only that they have states ect, I just love their jerseys. I intend to order one soon so cant speak on quality, just know if your other half is a cyclist and a super fan, they got you! They are quite expensive but I have yet to find anything like it anywhere else.

Things to do at home for NYE

Heres some cool things to do at home for NYE safely social distanced and COVID free!

1 – Make a Charcuterie & Watch a Television Celebration. I am geared towards Carson Daily’s but pick your poison plenty of things on tv to watch. A charcuterie is a fun way to have an appetizer. Place an assorted amount of cheeses, meats, grapes, apples, peanuts, and crackers on your middle table in your living room and hang out!

2- Dont forget the Champagne & Party favors! DO IT! This is what we have all been waiting for, head to your local grocery store and grab some festive glasses and party hats. Dont forget the champagne for midnight with your sweetheart or yourself.

3- Make Chocolate covered strawberries. These are so easy and so fun to make, grab your favorite chocolate dip from any store, and if you dont want to do that you can make your own easily, melt some chocolate add a little butter and BOOOM, Done!

4- Grab some fresh lobster and steaks. Head to the butcher!! It is worth it to have a great steak and a decent lobster. If you have an air fryer/instant pot even better they are quick; add a baked potato and brocolli and BOOM done. Looks like a lot of work but so easy!

5 – Amazon music and lighting. Hit the lights and tell Alexa to play your favorite hits. If you’ve followed traditions use your christmas lighting to add a special romance or party scene.

How to stay out of the COVID Holiday Slump

No one likes a Grinch…especially this time of year, with everything going on I know its easy to get caught up in a pity party. No jobs, isolation and a global pandemic try your best not to feel totally down about the Holidays this year. Here are some tips on how to stay away from the slump this year.

Tip 1: Get out of the house – I know we are in isolation however, take a walk outside. The weather has a great way of making you feel the season. Its great to feel the crisp winter air on your cheeks.

Tip 2: Get a scented candle or air freshner – Dont you just love walking into your home and it smelling like a Merry Mimosa or Marshmello Heaven! This is such an easy tip. Get a seasonal scented candle. It makes it easy to want to get festive when it smells like your mom is making her famous Christmas Cookies in the kitchen. My suggestion is Bath & Body works. There 3 wick candles and wallflowers are amazing but they are very very strong. If you have allergies suggestion- Scentsy Berry and Bright is great.

Tip 3: Go Christmas Decoration Hunting – There is an App for that, if you can believe it! Since so many people are at home this year the Christmas decoration are out of sight this year! Just drive around and hunt them down! Take a late night trip with your significant other and bring some snacks along for the ride!

Tip 4: Fake Fireplace – If you dont really want to decorate this year here is a great way to get cozy. This fireplace ranges in sizes. I have a tiny condo so I bought the smallest one, and let me tell you it brings the holiday cheer without having to fuss with a ton of decorations. Hang your stocking around it and Wal-lha, Feeling FESTIVE!

Tip 5: Bake cookies – When I say bake I mean, go grab the Pilsbury kind thats in the refrigerator section. Already made dough, in ‘cutouts’ with Holiday shapes is an easy activity to do. Grab some cream cheese white frosting, food dye, and invite all your friends (well the entire 10 people you are legally allowed to have in your home) over for a cookie decorating and exchange.

Get a Job Or.. Wait it out? The COVID Job Struggle

A lot of us are in limbo right now; what do we do? With the most unforseen event in the last 100 years COVID has put us in a pickle. Do we wait the pandemic out or get a new job. Which probably entails – cutting off your reliable unemployment (Hopefully its not exhausted), a 3 hour application process, 1-2 hours of interviews, a week of training, a month of working “their” schedule before you can say anything, 6 months without insurance or paid time off, and so on all while not even knowing if your going to have your job in the next few months because everything is so up and down.

Even though it feels like the vaccine is on the horizon, arent we in the age group that wont get it for 2-3 years? WHAT DO WE DO? Heres some helpful hints for what to do.

To Get a New Job:

Tip 1: Resume, I am not going to fool you with the details that you should know, I’m going to tell you what I didnt know until recently.

Elaborate on what you do

EX: if you are a manager – one of your skills should be that you manage whatever number of associates you have. If you do P & L one of your skills should be increasing the margins. If you dont know what P & L is you dont do it so dont worry about it.

Tip 2: Craigslist – I always find good jobs, but make sure to do your homework. It takes 2 seconds to google a company.

Tip 3: Try a new field of work. Some fields will be dead for a while, Restaurants, lounges, bars, try going into retail same customer service and if its high end you get commission aka tips. I call it a concierge for clothing.

Tip 4: Should you take a less paying job?

You should ask yourself these questions: Do I have kids; Do I have debt; How much do I owe monthly; Does my unemployment cover costs without stimulus; Kids daycare costs Vs You; Is anyone close to me vulnerable to the virus? Do I want to move in with my parents? Do I want to? Can I take care of myself? I think those will answer the question. We are all in different places, be honest about where you are so you can figure out where u want to go.

Tip 5: LinkedIn- Just so you know, a lot of people use this as a dating website. I got trapped several times thinking i thought this was a job website but they do have the best job listings.

To Stay Home:

Tip 6: Start your own business – everyone is doing it! Getting a license may be difficult depending on how shut down your state government is! If your a home make clean freak, why not start a maid or lawn service, mobile car wash! Working on your own schedule is nice!

Tip 7: Stay at home if you can – Make sure to stay sane! Start a hobby, plenty of hobbies you can do while sitting on your bum. Dont waste the time, even if its by entering Xbox competitions or finding hot new items on Etsy. Millennials can make a rainbow out of a poop emoji we most can figure out a way to stay busy for a year or 2.

Tip 8: Work from Home!! Im hearing this is possible, haven’t seen it done yet.

Push through Millennials we have been through it all! We can do it! We are the most resilient group of people, we are changing the world one day at a time, lets not become the heathens we want to because “they” aren’t taking care of us and passing a stimulus.

Covid restrictions Las Vegas take two


Still planning your Las Vegas vacation? Here’s some tips for the new restrictions in November/December we have to tell you about so you can have an awesome vacay!

Tip 1: Reservation, Reservation, Reservation!!! You need a reservation to eat at a restaurant book early and if your going to be late or early or add guests; call the restaurant.

Tip 2: No more than 4 to a table. I know it totally bites, but only 4 people to a table cut your party in half if you must.

Tip 3: No more than 50 guests at an event or 25% of capacity whichever is less… so 50 people.

Tip 4: There is a lot of outdoor activities you can do. Book ATV’s, go to the “beach.” Just outside Las Vegas is full of fun outdoor things to do. Lake Las Vegas, lake Meade, Boulder Beach, Red Rock, Mount Charleston, Lee Canyon, and the Hoover Dam.

Tip 5: All “entertainment” at 25% be aware and be sure to call in advance!!! Back to tip 1… reservations, reservations, reservations.

Tip 6: Mask Up! Private function or public area wear your mask! It’s mandated now. Outdoors or in it doesn’t matter anymore. Stay safe and stay with your mask!