MM: Marvelous Mondays, Vegas

Hi there, beautiful!

How I miss interacting with you.  Thank you, thank you, for your comments from last post.  You have no idea how much I treasure reading your thoughts & kinds words.  It makes my day.

Moving, being in limbo, has been difficult.

I truly loved everything about my life in Provo–my neighborhood, friends, my home, garden, yard.  I even loved the sidewalks & massive trees that surrounded the two sides of my house, the way the north entry sloped slightly because my home is 120 years old.

It’s hard to see it go, but as you reminded me, even more good experiences are to come.

I always read every comment & try to respond to each one (so you know how much your taking the time to comment means to me!), but I hope you understand that as I’m on the road I’m not able to do justice to your sweet comments.  I’m not one of the cool kids with wi-fi or an iphone, so I can only check in when I can steal a moment away & have the good fortune of also having internet access.  So thanks for understanding.

We finished packing a day later than anticipated (isn’t that always the case?  moving is such work).  But we finished!  I was so happy to get my copy of Dreena’s LTEV that I had mistakenly forgotten when we left to Washington the first time.  Over the top excited to really dive in once we get back to Washington, & experience all the deliciousness that I know I’m bound to find there (& when I do, you bet I’m taking a ton of pics that you can drool over).

We’re on the road again, today it’s Las Vegas.  Arrived last night.  Joseph & the kids have never been, & it’s been years since I’ve been, so when we drove into the city after hours of desert, we all oohed & ahhed.

We’re staying in a ritzy joint just off the strip, the Tuscany.

Only $65 a night (half the price of Treasure Island, which is where the kids wanted to stay, of course, because there’s like, a huge pirate ship in their front lawn), which you can’t beat that.  We’d pay $65 for a hole in the wall, anywhere else.

Today we hope to make it to the famous aquarium, maybe see a show, & of course, visit Treasure Island.

Today’s Marvelous Monday’s is going to be short (since I’ve got places to go, buffet food to eat, it’s Vegas baby!).

Here are a few fabulous links for you.  

♥  Have you heard of Corrine Bowen?  I think she & I would be great friends.  I think you would really like her, too.

♥  I like perusing this blog & this blog, for great photography ideas.   Both of these gals are amazing with the camera.

♥  Want some great food photography?  I like this blog, for it’s authentic photography style & pretty, pretty baked goods (not vegan, fyi).


Hoping you have a deliciously fantastic week!

Lots of love & hugs,


We’re going to San Diego after this, staying for 4 or 5 days.  Any must-see places or eats, I should know about?  


  1. Jess
    on August 1, 2012 at 2:29 pm said:

    Hope you enjoy Vegas! I love getting just outside of the city, where the Red Rocks grow. : )
    I know it can be hard to be in transition, feels like that’s been the past few years for us, we’ve moved just about every year. But we’re finally almost ready to buy a house and settle down in Atlanta.
    Thanks for the links, I love seeing what you’ve picked!

  2. Shanda
    on July 31, 2012 at 12:46 pm said:

    We Iove Old Town. We always stop at the temple and then go there in the afternoon and stay until dark. Fun shops and yummy Mexican food

  3. Dana
    on July 30, 2012 at 9:04 pm said:

    Sounds like a pretty great adventure going on out there. Can’t wait to see some pix of the kids on the pirate ship! Thanks, as always, for making Mondays around here a bit more bearable. Glad especially to have another veg-mom blog to look at. We need all the support and ideas we can get out here. Enjoy this time with your family and consider playing hooky just a tiny bit from the blog- even super achievers need a little down time! 🙂

  4. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy
    on July 30, 2012 at 7:26 pm said:

    what great links! i love bake at 350 too! her treats look so irresistible! glad you’re having fun together as a family!

  5. Corinne Bowen
    on July 30, 2012 at 9:15 am said:

    Thank you so much for the shout out, Janae! For now I suppose we’ll just have to be web-friends, but in the future I hope that our paths cross. I can’t wait to try some of your recipes and watch as your journey with your family unfolds. xo