Tuesday, October 17, 2017

GNO at Wine and Canvas

Last week I went out with some new blogging friends that I met here in Las Vegas. We attended a Paint night at Wine & Canvas LV, you might have seen my insta-stories! Let me tell you, it was such a fun night! And of course anything that included a drink or two with some girlfriends = A fun time! Wine & Canvas was so amazing to host us and they went above and beyond. It was set up as a Halloween party, complete with yummy treats that everyone brought something to share. A few of the girls also came in costume. The painting that we drew was also Halloween themed. We got amazing sponsors to sponsor our fun night and gave us some amazing swag.

A little bit about Wine & Canvas, it is a big indoor studio where you can take a step-by-step “class” and draw an amazing painting. It is great for all types of levels. I am pretty bad at painting and mine came out pretty decent, I was pretty amazed of what I made. You can read more about them here. Everything you need for the great experience is included. All you have to do is bring yourself, a group of friends, or a date. The instructor stands up on the stage and walks you through step-by-step and gives you some tips and techniques to use. If you can’t see too far, not to worry, there is a screen that shows exactly what the artist is doing. In our class, there were some pretty cool jams playing in the overhead speakers which definitely helps if you are feeling a little nervous or tense. A helper also walks around making sure you don’t run out of any supplies or paint. 

They really have something for everyone, and they have more than just alcoholic drinks. The best part is that kids  can do something similar too! No, not the wine part. They have Cookies & Canvas for the little ones! How cute is that? Head on over to their site and find a location near you Wine & Canvas.

XO, Rachel 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Getting Fancy

Happy Monday!! I am sad to see October flying by already, but we have been doing so much and having so much fun. There definitely is not a lack of fall/Halloween activities to do here in Sin City. A little update on our recent move: We have been enjoying ourselves so much these past few months that we have been here. Addi loves her school and of course has tons of friends. I usually pack her a lunch or she has school made lunch, depending what’s on the menu. We have every store we could possibly want within a few miles, so thats my favorite part. I also love how much diversity there is here. 

As you all know there was a recent tragedy in Las Vegas and it is just starting to feel a little more like normal around here. Even thought we weren’t really close to the strip it still affected every one here. The community came together so well it was truly amazing to see that. The school district also was amazing and let parents feel safe about letting kids attend school that day after. We talked to Addi a little about the event but not too much in depth. 

Now on to the good stuff. I wore this little number a few months ago for a girls night out and I did not want to take it off. You know that feeling when you find that perfect pair of shirt or shoes? Well, this was it for me. I feel like it is so versatile to wear, so soft and comfortable. I also mentioned how I could totally wear is as a fancy nightgown! It is that comfy. I totally dressed it up here but I have also dressed it down a little by wearing a fedora and some booties. I love me a good transitional piece. 

XO, Rachel 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Birthday Babe

We recently made a huge move and I wont go too much into it but we are excited to be enjoying some palm trees and pool time. Since this was a big change for Addi, I wanted to make sure she was okay so we decided to keep celebrating her a little while more. From wearing this cute Sparkling ‘Birthday Babe’ shirt from Lola and Darla to ice cream almost everyday, and more back-to-school shopping. I still can’t get over the fact that I don’t have a toddler in Addi anymore. She is a kid now and taking on first grade in full force. She loves her new school and has made tons of friends already. 

I am always so proud of Addi. I underestimate her at times because of her age but she always amazes us. So I definitely don’t have a problem celebrating her. Plus this shirt is so cute and I would totally let her wear it everyday. Check out Lola and Darla's Halloween collection here . If you have a little one that loves to sparkle, this is the shop for them. They also have adult sizes, which I now know what I will wear for my birthday next month! 

Birthday babe shirt, c/o Lola and Darla