National Avocado Day

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July 31st is National Avocado Day!!  When someone says avocado, I immediately think of my hubby. Well, okay and guac! He absolutely loves avocados! Me, well, they are okay.  Sometimes the texture just gets to me. But let me tell you, if the guac is good, I can eat it with some fresh chips all day long!  Plus it's got great health benefits!  Rubio's is celebrating National Avocado Day with free chips and guac on July 31st.

On Sunday, July 31st, Rubio's is celebrating National Avocado Day by giving out free, freshly made chips and guacamole to all Rubio's Rewards members with any purchase.  To receive the offer, sign up for Rubio's Rewards at or download the app by Saturday, July 30th.  Then, simply place your order online, through the app, or scan your in-app QR code at the register. Rubio's guacamole is made fresh daily, using rich Hass avocados, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and natural sea salt - YUM!  Tortilla chips are also prepared fresh daily with a light sprinkling of all-natural sea salt. 

Rubio's locations across California, Arizona and Nevada are open and guests are encouraged to order through the Rubio's app and  Rubio's does offer curbside or express pick-up and free delivery with a minimum order of $15.  For more information about Rubio's coastal Grill and to view their menu, visit or their Instagram and Facebook!   

It's my birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guys, today I celebrate another year.  I am so blessed to be able to wake up everyday to such a beautiful family.  I have been working on myself a lot this year.  Clearing out the negativity, watching what I put in and onto my body, smiling more, being more kind, encouraging and just enjoying the time I have.  I encourage all of you to do the same.  Life is short.  Don't hold grudges, forgive, apologize and just be kind.  Our world and next generation need us to set that - off to celebrate! 

Go Pre-Order!!!


Guys! Isn't this so dang cute!!!  Had to share this!  Go pre-order this now!!!  Halloween comes early when you pre-order The Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie 16" Interactive Plush with Bugs!! Ahhh so dang cute!  Pre-Order Here!

REAL BODIES at Bally's


With summertime coming to an end and kids are about to head back to school, these next couple weeks can certainly drag out.  If you are looking for something fun and interesting to do with the kids (or even a date night idea) look no further! Our family was invited for a hosted day out to explore the exhibit.  Now I have teens that we homeschooled through high school and just this last year we completed anatomy.  So this is a great opportunity to dig a bit deeper in what we learned and see first hand the human body.  Real Bodies at Bally's is located in Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. It's located on Bally's Lower Level right near the Flamingo Road entrance.  My best advice if you are local is to park at the Paris Hotel and Casino as you get the first three hours free with a local ID.   This place will blow you away as you take a close up look inside of the human body.  It's crazy to see what all inside of us!

What is even more astonishing is that these are real human specimens.  Isn't that just crazy! Still blows my mind.  It really makes you want to stop, study and really learn about your body.  My kids were fascinated.  It even explores the element of just breathing.  My kids both played baseball / softball so really loved this exhibit here.  They both had joint tears and bone fractures, so it was pretty cool to see the joint that my son tore in his elbow or the fracture my daughter had in her foot and exactly where they were and what the inside looked like.  Lot's of interesting stuff and again, it's a great learning experience for all ages!  It look us about 45 minutes to walk through.  But can take longer or shorter depending on how in depth you want to study each exhibit. 

The ticket prices are currently at a discount, so if you are looking to fill in your next couple weeks of summer fun, I would highly encourage to schedule this in!  Current website prices are $29.50 for Adults and $19.50 for children 3-12 years old.  Check out the link below for more information, group discounts and to purchase tickets!  

Job Openings!!


While this isn't our normal post, we have a couple of really great job opportunities to share! Hope this can help! Apply quick as they are sure to be filled quickly! 

This first one is here local with Local Teamsters 631 Convention. This is a great opportunity for a long term career with great pay and great benefits! Apply quick as they stop taking applications the 31st of July!

The next one is with BNSF Railway. Another great career to get into with great benefits.  While they do not work out of Las Vegas, if you are willing to relocate this would be a great opportunity! The closest location to Vegas is Needles, CA.  They also have locations in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado to name a few.  An entry level position for example would be a conductor trainee.  Great way to get your foot in the door! 

Grassy Mountain Beef

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Times are changing. Prices are going up. There's more and more chemicals put in our foods. More and more people are looking for all natural, chemical free and fresh food! One of my favorite things about living in Vegas is being a short drive away from beautiful, green Utah!  We try and head up there any chance we get.  Sometimes the desert gets to you and you need to just take your shoes off and run around in the grass.  In Utah we can do just that! With that, something else you'll find in Utah is family farms. Good ol' fashion generational family farms. Grassy Mountain Beef is a six generation, family owned ranch based in St. George, Utah. 
Their cows roam free over hundreds of miles on the Arizona boarder. They offer nutritious grass-fed beef and lamb.  Yes, the prices are a bit higher, but remember, you are paying for fresh, grass-fed product.  Grassy Mountain Beef provided us with a small sample of their beef.  We are a meat eating family and also have been working hard to watch what we put into our bodies and trying to go more for clean products.  There is a slight taste difference.  But....that is the taste of freshness.

These are some fresh T-bone steaks.  Steak is our favorite. Although my husband and I don't agree on the cut, we always have to pick our own. I like a more lean steak and he goes for the more fatty ones.  We marinated these overnight in some olive oil and spices.  Husband cooked them on the grill (which is the best way, everything is always better on the grill!). They were so good! I highly suggest giving them a try.  What better time to support our American Farmers!

(as their website states, their specialty is not websites, it's beef, give them a call)
Contact: Dustin


Rubio’s Serves Up Three New Dishes

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Rubio’s is serving up new bowls and salads for summer. From grilled, sustainable shrimp to a mouthwatering al pastor sauce, the Rubio’s menu items offer a variety of bold flavors that guests can feel good about eating. Available beginning June 29 for a limited time, Rubio’s guests can enjoy the Al Pastor Shrimp Bowl, Baja Caesar Salad and Chipotle Honey Argentinian Shrimp Bowl.  “Every flavor-packed, bold ingredient offers the perfect balance of feel-good and flavor,” said Rubio’s Co-Founder, Ralph Rubio. “We created each of these dishes to be both cravable and full of protein, powering up summer meals without the tortilla.”

 The dishes include:

  •  Al Pastor Shrimp Bowl: Marinated and grilled sustainable shrimp, citrus rice, crisp romaine, black beans, roasted pineapple, handmade guacamole and pickled red onion topped with an al pastor sauce made with the perfect combination of chilies and spices.
  • Baja Caesar Salad: Crisp romaine, sliced Hass avocado, pickled red onion, cotija and tortilla strips topped with a roasted Poblano Caesar dressing. Served with choice of protein.
  • Chipotle Honey Argentinian Shrimp Bowl: Wild caught, grilled Red Argentinian Shrimp, crisp romaine, citrus rice and black beans topped with handmade guacamole, cilantro/onion mix, creamy chipotle sauce, a signature chipotle honey sauce and pickled red onion.

Rubio’s has locations across California, Arizona and Nevada. Guests are encouraged to order through the Rubio’s app or For more information about Rubio’s Coastal Grill and to view the menu, visit Rubio’sFacebookInstagram and TikTok.



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This is the show guys! If you live in Vegas or just visiting - this is a must see!! iLuminate - featured on America's Got Talent in 2011.  I wasn't expecting this, I'll admit.  I did not have high hopes for this show.  There is another popular show here in Vegas slightly similar to this which I was not to fond of, so this blew my mind.  Maybe it was the hip music from my era that got me into it, or the club like scene, the interaction, the intimacy or maybe just the vibe of the night.  But I had fun, my kids had fun and the entire crowd had fun!  Really, this one I can see over again it was that good!  Don't miss out on this show guys, I'm telling you, if you are looking for a family show or are a couple looking to laugh, listen to some oldies and really just have a good time, this is it! The show wasn't too long or overly priced like many others.  The entertainers had fun and made sure you also were having a good time.  There is a lot of bright lights and loud music but that also made the scene and the groove even better! 

Check out our TikTok video here to get a sneak peek!

iLuminate is a company based on the fusion of technology and dance. Audiences will see dancers in electrified glow-in-the-dark suits performing dynamic routines and illusions on a darkened stage. iLuminate is the brainchild of Miral Kotb, a woman whose true passions in life are dance and software engineering, which is why you'll see her both manning the keyboard and dancing on stage in the archive of video performances.  In 2009, Miral combines her two passions to create their patented iLuminate technology, the tool that enables performers, choreographers, engineers, technicians, stylists and artistic directors to produce explosive performances with customized wireless lighting programs.

Ticket Giveaway!!


Do you have that one concert, show or sporting event that you have only dreamed of attending?  Now is your chance! LuvSeats is giving away two tickets to the event of your choice - up to $1,000!  LuvSeats is based out of Las Vegas and started by a father/son team.  They have capped the service fees at 10% or up to $19.95 per ticket - the lowest of any ticket app around! What makes LuvSeats different is their In-Game Seat Exchange to help fans that attend live events but needed to leave or or don't like their seats can sell or exchange them. LuvSeats is the Official Exclusive In-Game Seat Exchange of the Las Vegas Aviators! 

When you enter, make sure to enter my name (Tara Perez) in the "who referred you" box shown below! 

The giveaway runs through June 26th, so hurry and get your entry in! Winner will be able to pick any event between July 1st and October 31, 2022.  This is a Nationwide giveaway - you do not need to live in Las Vegas to enter! 


Get $5.00 off any order via the app or online 

$5 Codes: TARAP5 & MIAL5

Rubio's Celebrates World Ocean's Day!


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Celebrate World Oceans Day at Rubio’s on Wednesday, June 8. Guests who dine at Rubio’s in California, Arizona and Nevada will receive a FREE reusable tote bag with any purchase. This year’s reusable tote is made from recycled water bottles, with a fun, retro design reading “Life’s an Ocean, Find Your Wave.” It’s perfect for a day at the beach, park or any outing.

Celebrating the eatery’s long-standing commitment to the ocean and sustainability, Rubio’s dedication to ocean conservation includes serving a menu of craveable dishes featuring sustainable or responsibly sourced seafood, using reusable catering bags, Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)-certified paper cups and compostable takeout containers. Rubio’s has celebrated World Oceans Day for ten years by giving away reusable bags. To receive this year’s bag, guests are encouraged to order ahead through the Rubio’s app or For more information about Rubio’s Coastal Grill and to view the menu, visit Rubio’sFacebook and Instagram.


We will be silent for the remainder of this week to honor the victims and loved ones affected by this horrific act of violence.  Our hearts, love, thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. 

iLuminate - Las Vegas!


From the moment the lights fade to darkness, you're transported into another world...another dimension, where the music moves you and the visuals are unlike anything you've ever seen. Welcome to the world of iLuminate. Named "Best New Act in America" by America's Got Talent, the brilliant cast of the country's top dancers outfitted in custom LED light suits move through non-stop dancing action paired with energetic music to create a mind-blowing, multi-sensory live show that's fun for all ages. As the show progresses, each scene creates a new "room" inside "Club iLuminate" where an exhilarating blend of music, dance, illusion, technology and comedy comes to life for an experience that's sure to be the most fun you'll ever have in the dark.

Founded by dancer and software engineer Miral Kotb, iLuminate boasts customized LED light suits with wireless lighting programs that create extraordinary lighting effects that move along with each of the phenomenally choreographed dance moves. The original blend of dance and technology previously landed iLuminate in a finalist spot on America's Got Talent and now all of Las Vegas can see the show in action. The dance group has delighted fans around the world and has been seen on hit television shows including Dancing with the Stars, the X-Factor, Good Morning America, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show to name a few. The dancers and technology were also seen alongside artists including The Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, and Christina Aguilera on programs such as The American Music Awards, MTV's Video Music Awards, and BET Awards, in addition to tour dates around the world.


Tickets start at $49, plus taxes and fees, and dinner packages are now available. Tickets and packages can be purchased at For groups of 10 or more, please email Children five years or older can attend and must be accompanied by parent or guardian 18 years or older. Free valet and self-parking is available at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod.

Holiday Toy Drive for Peggy's Attic in Las Vegas!!!  Peggy's Attic assist those in the foster care system. Please help us give those a blessed holiday season buy purchasing a gift on the Amazon Wish List below OR share this post and help spread the word.  Orders must be placed no later than Monday, December 7th to ensure they arrive by our delivery date.  

Amazon Wish List to assist Peggy's Attic

This wine deal is awesome at only $29.95 for 6 bottles!!!

Enjoy Southern Nevada's Gorgeous Fall Weather With Rail Explorers


Fall Tour Schedule Begins Sept. 7

Enjoy Southern Nevada’s most beautiful fall weather with Rail Explorers, the all-ages, outdoor-adventure attraction featuring pedal-powered rail bikes. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry.

Rail Explorers Las Vegas tours include three memorable options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile downhill pedal-powered daytime ride; the Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Tour, a one-of-a-kind experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars.

With weather still hot in September, only Sunset and Evening Lantern Tours will be offered from Sept. 7 through 23. Through Oct. 11, the schedule will expand to include afternoon tours, with morning tours being added beginning Oct. 12. The full schedule follows, but check for the latest information.

Sept. 7 – Sept. 23
6:30 p.m. Sunset Tour
8:30 p.m. Evening Lantern Tour

Sept. 24 – Oct. 11
4 p.m. Southwest Ramble Tour
6 p.m. Sunset Tour
8 p.m. Evening Lantern Ride Tour
10 p.m. Friday and Saturday Evening Lantern Ride Tour

Oct. 12 – Nov. 19
9:30 a.m. Southwest Ramble Tour
11:30 a.m. Southwest Ramble Tour
1:30 p.m. Southwest Ramble Tour
3:30 p.m. Southwest Ramble Tour
5:30 p.m. Sunset Tour
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Evening Lantern Ride Tour

Nov. 20 – Nov. 29
9:30 a.m. Southwest Ramble Tour
11:30 a.m. Southwest Ramble Tour
1:30 p.m. Southwest Ramble Tour
3:30 p.m. Southwest Ramble Tour
5:30 p.m. Sunset Tour
7:30 p.m. Evening Lantern Ride Tour

Tours are subject to change so check the website for official times.

A tandem rail bike for two starts at $85.

A quad rail bike for four guests starts at $150.

Groups of ten or more people receive a 10 percent discount for weekday tours.  All Nevada residents receive a 10 percent “locals” discount off the standard tour price for weekday tours.

Book online today at  or by phone at (877) 833-8588.

Health and Safety Notes: Rail Explorers requires that all guests on premises adhere to social distancing protocols to protect guests and employees from COVID-19. Guests will need to wear facial masks when in public areas and must remain six feet apart. Rail Explorers will additionally request that each guest answer health safety screening questions upon entrance. Rail bikes are thoroughly disinfected and cleaned between tours. Hand sanitizing stations are available to guests and are located throughout the facility. For more information on Rail Explorers Social Distancing protocol, click here.

Located in historic Boulder City, Nevada—just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip en route to Hoover Dam—Rail Explorers offers exhilarating, guided excursions in two- or four-seat rail bikes along the same tracks used during construction of the dam.
Rail Explorers Las Vegas tours include three memorable options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile downhill pedal-powered daytime ride; the Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Ride, a one-of-a-kind experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry. Knowledgeable guides lead every Rail Explorers tour, ensuring guests enjoy not only the majestic desert scenery, but also learn fascinating insights along the way. Rail bikes provide a truly distinctive way to explore this extraordinarily scenic and historic area.

Camp Warner Bros - Week 3: We Bare Bears


This week at Camp Warner Bros., Cartoon Network’s beloved bears will stack up in their greatest adventure, with their first movie ever – We Bare Bears: The Movie!  Get ready for loveable bear hugs, digital culture references, life lessons – and Gummy Bear Slime!

In honor of the all-new release of We Bare Bears: The Movie – Camp Warner Bros. is bringing you a fun sensory activity to do with your campers! Stack the bears up, squish them down – and make this adventurous slime that you can actually eat:


Camp Directors:  This camp activity requires adult supervision at all times. Please use caution when using the microwave as bears can get hot.

About We Bare Bears: The Movie:

We Bare Bears: The Movie follows Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear's love of food trucks and Internet fame, which leads the brothers to unexpected mayhem, where they must go on a wild, hilarious and dangerous adventure to escape a foe that threatens to tear them apart.  Watch as Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear catch the attention of the Department of Wildlife Control,  and go on a wacky adventure as their world turns upside down, and the Bears are left with no choice but to go on the run!

We Bare Bears: The Movie is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD

Camp Warner Bros - Week 2

 It’s week 2 at Camp Warner Bros.!  This week, we are going to have some fun with science, color mixing, learning patience and making a delicious treat

Save the Earth and bring peace to your galaxy with Steven Universe’s “Crystal Gem” Candy recipe here:

The Science Behind The Fun:

As time passes (and the solution cools), the water will slowly evaporate from the solution. As the water evaporates, the solution will become more saturated with sugar. The sugar molecules will collect on the string, and the candy crystals will grow molecule by molecule!

Extra Science Fun:

Try making two jars of candy. In the first jar - seed your “Crystal Gem” Candy by rolling your string in water and sugar. In the second jar do not seed your string with sugar before growing. Determine if using seed sugar crystals changes the growth rate of your “Crystal Gem” Candy!

About Steven Universe: The Movie:

After so many harrowing adventures, Steven and the Gems are ready to celebrate how far they’ve come with a movie musical! Little do they know they’re about to face their worst enemy yet.

Steven Universe: The Movie is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD

Visit The Mob Museum with Special Promotions for July & August

All Museum programs require registration. For more information and to register, visit

Howard Hughes, Las Vegas and the Mob: Fact vs. Fiction (This event is sold out, but a waitlist and a live stream are available.)
  • Date: Wednesday, July 22
  • Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Location: To watch a livestream of this event click on the “Watch” button here at 7 p.m. To be added on the waitlist click here.
  • Cost: Free for Members and with Museum Admission.
    Description: The Mob Museum’s Vice President of Exhibits and Programs, Geoff Schumacher, author of a newly revised and expanded biography of Howard Hughes, will discuss the myths surrounding the billionaire’s profound effect on the community and the Mob’s hold on the Las Vegas Strip. The Mob Museum is providing a live streaming of the presentation.

July Cocktail Special: Clara Bow
  • Date: July 10 to July 31
  • Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery, located in the basement of The Mob Museum.
  • Description: Clara Bow was a popular 1920s actress and flapper whose look influenced a generation of young women. In honor of her birthday, the Museum is featuring the Clara Bow cocktail, a mix of bourbon, lemon juice, elderflower liquor and grenadine. The cocktail is available all day in The Underground for $12.

Operation Summer Camp
  • Date: July 6 to July 31
  • Time: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Location: Online. The virtual summer camp details are available here.
  • Cost: Regular price is $150 per camper and member price is $125.
  • Description: “Operation Summer Camp” is a live, Museum educator-directed virtual program offered as daily, 3-hour Zoom sessions plus additional activities to be completed at the campers’ leisure. Campers’ days will include icebreaker activities, small-group sessions, videos, light physical activity, experiments, special guest experts as well as self-motivated activities designed to be completed throughout the week. The Mob Museum is offering two camps targeting different age groups:
    • “Operation Investigation” is appropriate for campers age 10 through 14 years old where activities each day will focus on a different topic, including how to build a case by collecting evidence, analyzing DNA, fingerprint examination, trace evidence collection, witness interrogation and more.  
    • “Operation: Forensic Science” is recommended for campers 12 through 16 years old. Each day will focus on a different topic, including crime scene investigation, death investigation, fingerprint analysis, firearm and bullet examination, DNA analysis and more.

Special Agent Kit for Operation Summer Camp
  • Date: Throughout July
  • Location: Online. Purchase a kit here.
  • Cost: $65 per participant. 
  • Description: The activity kits are designed for participants to complete on their own time. Every kit includes videos, online scavenger hunts, instructions for science experiments and more, as well as weekly optional virtual check-ins with educators and other campers to review their kits and projects. The kit, recommended for ages 10 and up, includes two activities for campers to complete each day, such as videos, online scavenger hunts, instructions for science experiments and other fun activities. Educational topics covered in this kit include crime scene investigation, fingerprinting, DNA analysis, undercover police work and more. The “Special Agent Kit” may be mailed or picked up at the Museum.

Virtual Community Safety Forum: The Science of COVID-19
  • Date: Friday, July 24
  • Location: Online. To watch this virtual forum click here.
  • Cost: Free
  • Description: In the ninth installment of The Mob Museum’s community safety forum virtual series, the discussion will focus on the unique challenges Las Vegas faces while responding to COVID-19. Local epidemiologist Brian Labus explains why experts decided to shut down the Las Vegas Strip and instead stress social distancing guidelines. The forum will also cover the prospects for therapeutic medicines and vaccines, and what it’s like to work on an outbreak of this scale. This event is sponsored by NV Energy.

Untangling the Web: The Kennedys, the Mob and Las Vegas
  • Date: Thursday, August 13
  • Location: In the Historic Courtroom.
  • Cost: Free for Members and with Museum Admission.
  • Description: For brothers John and Robert Kennedy, the connections to Las Vegas ranged from sex to politics, including a government investigation threatening to shut down the city. Las Vegas historian Michael Green will explore the complex historical webs linking the Kennedy family, organized crime and local politicians.

To ensure the safety of staff and visitors, all guests are required to wear face coverings and will receive a complimentary bottle of FDA-approved hand sanitizer, produced in the Museum’s distillery, while supplies last. All personnel of The Mob Museum have a comprehensive operational plan to follow which can be found here.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission and is free for patrons using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground at either the lobby podium or side entrance.

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734, visit, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.