Madame Tussauds

IMG_5946While in Vegas we ventured around to check out Madame Tusssauds at the Venetian. It was a bit complicated find it, the best way is to go from outside on to the escalators located on the side of the casino. Inside there a a ton of wax figures dedicated to celebrities. It was a bit creepy because the figures look so real. Inside on a couple occasions I mistakes some for real people and vice versa. There was tons of photo opportunities and even some props through out the wax museum. There are lots of odes to Vegas including actors from the Hangover and famous Vegas performers like Wayne Newton.IMG_5945Snoop Dogg was inside as well as other famous rappers like Tupac. Look we even have matching shoes on.  IMG_5937There were also lots of references to lots of different television shows. The photo above is about the TV show Glee featuring Sue Sylvester. We have just joined her Cheerios cheer squad. IMG_5931 Attempting to steal the ball from Shaquille O’ Neal as it is about to rebound. Got to make some points for my team!

IMG_5949There are also Marvel superheroes made out of wax. The Hulk from above stands at over 15 feet tall and makes for a perfect photo opportunity. IMG_5951To top it off there is a Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie that is in to give you a real surprise. There are lots of special effects being used during the show. Madame Tussauds is the perfect getaway in Vegas to imagine yourself rubbing elbows with your favorite celebrities.

I received complementary tickets, but all opinions are my own. 


IMG_5910Last week we headed out to Las Vegas to celebrate my cousins birthday. You might be thinking it was his 21st birthday, but thats in 15 plus years. We got to do lots of fun activities with him like go to the pool, hang out, go to arcades, eat cake and much more. you might be thinking how Vegas is all about gambling and drinking but there are a ton of other activities to do in and around Las Vegas. An exciting adventure of a lifetime would be heading over and going on a zipline down a giant mountain. With Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon  you can get more of an adrenaline rush that with gambling.

IMG_5907 To start off my adventure, we were picked up at the Excalibur for free transportation to and from the mountain site. The Ziplines are located on Red Mountain in Boulder City about 30 min from the strip. We then were suited up and had to hike up this trail. The hike was a bit intense but we were given lots of short breaks and photo opportunities. One we got to the top we got to ride four ziplines all ranging from different lengths and downgrades. It was honestly really high and a bit scary. It feels like being in a little hammock ridding down a giant slide as you get great views from the Red Mountain. The first one was my favorite and felt the longest even though the other ones were technically longer. There  was a 92 year old man who came to celebrate his birthday here and if he can do it, it should be a piece of cake for you.

If you would like to come try it out for yourself use the code USFAMGD for $10 off each ticket.

I received complementary admission but all opinions are my own.  


IMG_5841Today I tried out Kaniwa Baby Quinoa. This Quinoa is different because of its small size and dark red color. The texture as well is not as squishy as normal quinoa but actually has a more solid crunchier taste. This was the first time I have ever cooked quinoa and was afraid that it was going to burn and stick to the pan. It ended up being much easier than I imagined. I made this breakfast salad bowl. I combined lettuce and all the veggies I had in my fridge. I put some dressing and topped it with a fried egg.IMG_5983This is a great source of fiber with its whole grain properties, high in iron and gluten free.Being that you can eat it warm or cold it makes for a perfect alternative to take to lunch. I was also surprised to see that this grain is perfect and good for babies to consume. It must be easy to digest for little tummies.

I received this product for free, but all opinions are my own.