2.22.2016

Vegas Never Sleeps, but I do.


This may be my longest post ever, so grab you a cup of coffee or a jug of water. Monday I took two of my employees {Shelly Kelly and Natalie} to Vegas for Market - it's time to shop for Spring and Summer clothing. I do live in Dallas which holds it's own market, but I wanted to hit Magic in Vegas to see if there was anything I was missing out on since it's the biggest of all the Markets in the US. I suck at packing and hate doing it so I am forever under packing and missing things I need - not a great idea for Vegas because chapstick will cost you $10. I forgot my sunglasses and had to pay $25 for a cheap pair at a store in the hotel. We stayed at Mandalay Bay because I got a deal on the hotel with the airfare, but I've since learned there are cheaper and better ways to get to Vegas. 


We arrived early thanks to the 2 hour time difference, found our hotel, stashed our bags and found food. Food in Vegas is legendary, but very very expensive. Seeing as I was spending 60 to 200 bucks on each meal I ordered whatever I wanted, I didn't count macros all last week. It's fun to take a break and just enjoy food, but within a few days I'm craving my chicken and fridge. 


I was most excited to see this girl, Sunny from Pink Slate, she's such a great person and I love being around her so much!! I'm trying to talk her into doing Market in Dallas, we'd have so much more time to see each other! After dinner we went and found the gym, picked up our badges for the show, and went back to the room. We were in bed by 9, pretty much every night hahaha.


We woke up around 5 the next morning to get in a workout before we went shopping, I drank my pre workout from a wine glass. 


The gym opens at 5am, we were shocked at how packed it was already!! We had to stalk people to get a treadmill, then fight for a spot to lift some weights, it was really annoying, but we got in a good workout. Magic is a HUGE show and takes over all of Vegas, all the hotels, restaurants, and airports are packed. 


We ate breakfast at Citizens, so good, I had the Bodybuilder Omlet, packed with protein. Then we shuttled it over to the Las Vegas Convention center to spend the day shopping for our Spring clothes. The booths were packed, you legit had to fight to see clothes, wait forever to check out, and watch to be sure no one stole your items off the rack before you could check out. Nuts. In Dallas it's usually dead and you get great service, don't have to fight anyone, and can be in and out in one trip. 


Even the most basic lunch line meals were $$$. Thankfully Sunny told us about the Amex Business Lounge, so we took our food in there and could sit for a while in peace. We shopped from 9am to around 4, we were so tired and over the crowds at that point. We went back to the room where I took a 12 minute power nap, drank a Spark, and got ready for dinner.


I didn't dress fancy, I was all about comfort if we were going to be walking the Strip. I paired the Window Pane Top with the Frayed Jeans. SK and Nat were Vegas virgins so we had to spend a least one night out on the Strip, my friend Evie lives there and came to the hotel to have dinner with us.


We had a yummy dinner, I can't recall the name, but I know I had the chicken mac and cheese! We ate and headed back to the hotel because we are old and tired. 


There was a jelly bean throwing contest, some random Periscoping, and then lights out. 


The next day the maids came and cleaned the room, made the bed, and must have found a jelly bean in it because they left it on top of the comforter. hahahahhaahha. I don't know why, but I was dying laughing at that, like why wouldn't they just throw it away?? Anyways we got up to workout again at 5, the gym was less busy day 2 so we got on a treadmill right away. 


5 am is so early there, I swear I could only handle 3 days in Vegas before I'm so over it. I'm glad I had a workout partner this time though.


I had 75,000 people tell me we NEEDED to go eat at Hash House a Go Go, they were not joking. We ordered 2 meals and split it between all of us and this is the Chicken and Waffle, ahhhhhhmazing. The pancakes are the size of a Mini Cooper! We ate and spent the rest of the day shopping, we found some good shoes that I'm excited to get in, funny that the vendor is actually located in Dallas, but I never saw them here. 


We shopped until we were out of money, then headed back for a power nap and Spark. We really wanted to go see 'O' but thanks to Living Social ripping me off and us not getting tickets we had to pick something else. SK was dying for some Japanese food and there was a restaurant at Luxor where Blue Man Group was showing so we got tickets to see it.


A blonde, redhead, and brunette walk into a bar....


It was a cute show, lots of crowd participation which makes it that much more fun! They literally trash the place with toilet paper, I'd hate to clean that up every night.


The next morning SK and I went to run the Strip, the weather was perfect! We decided to skip anymore of the show and just go to the airport early, a full day of travel to get home with the 2 hour time difference. I was exhausted. 


The babies all missed me and I went and had lunch Friday at school with my baby girl. I just couldn't pull myself together though, I was so tired! I had to take a nap when Aiden did, then I spent the entire weekend laying around the house {well, in between soccer games}. I didn't wake until after 8 on Saturday and Sunday which is unheard of for me. After taking almost a week off of my macros I forced myself back on the bus Saturday, my energy was low and I wasn't feeling like myself. Today I feel so much better, I have to be energized for Nola weekend Friday! My goal is to pack better this trip LOL. 

21 comments :

  1. New Orleans doesn't really sleep either...

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    1. Holla.... Except Saturday night! Bahahaha

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    2. I will be in bed with my water bottle and a banana on the night stand Saturday night because I am wild and crazy that way :P

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  2. The maid may have watched your periscope and seen all the fun ya'll were having catching those jelly beans and decided to save one! :)

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  3. FYI - They are opening a Hash House at Park and Preston (near Katy Trail Outpost)! I had never heard of it, but by looking at your picture...I have to try it!

    Thanks for sharing your adventure!

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  4. I'm getting married in Vegas next year...please share your cheap travel tips!
    Kera_leigh@yahoo.Com

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    1. Well I fly Spirit - if you go to the ticket counter at the airport your ticket is dirt cheap - buy your luggage charges online before you go to the airport and be sure to print your own boarding passes :)

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    2. This is what I was coming to ask too- thank you!

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  5. What are the "better and cheaper" ways to get to Vegas?

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  6. I used to love going to Magic!! I bought for a golf shop so your buying was much more fun I bet!

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  7. I'm super impressed that you exercised while there. #lifestylenotdiet

    And I'm also happy you took a break from tracking food. Good for the soul :)

    Looks like y'all had a blast!

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  8. So do you think Magic was worth it or does Dallas have the same type of stuff?

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  9. We spent 6 days in Vegas for the SEMA (auto show) in November and your right its insane, the food $$, the people, everything! When we head back we'll have to try hash house, i heard good things too! thankfully we had a suite with a kitchen so we didnt have to do every meal out. We also saw Zumanity as KA was much more expensive even with our hotel discount.

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  10. Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful time. I've never been to Vegas so I'm quite jealous.

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  11. I absolutely love Vegas! My sister was down there for the Magic show and said she had a blast! I will agree with you though....although good, the food in Vegas is horribly expensive. Glad you had a good time at Magic- they've got some great vendors there!
    Kate :: A Little NW Charm

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  13. Sounds like a fabulous trip! I can't wait to see the new stuff you got for OMB! :) I spy some Stella & Dot - love the Fringe on you!

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  14. Gah! Such a drama queen! You take your employees on a trip and then complain about how much money youre spending on them? I bet that really tells them how appreciated they are..oh wait, they're not! It's just expected that everyone bow down to you. Also, did you really think that you are the only one that works out at 5am? And you had to stalk and fight for a
    Treadmill? Oh, what about the "maid" leaving your jellybean on the bed. She probably couldn't believe that grown women would act like that! Also, FYI, they are known as housekeeping, NOT maids. They work so hard to make ends meet and them people like you take total advantage. I had so much second hand embarrassment watching your periscopes while you were in Vegas. I was embarrassed for you! lol Your poor family. They had to pick up all the slack while you were gone. Wait..I bet they had a relaxed weekend without you there. You need more attention that any little kid I've ever met! Grow up!

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    1. Wow, I have never replied to anyone's comments before but you have floored me!!!! Why so nasty? I too watched her periscopes and loved every minute felt like it's exactly what I'd be doing with my girlfriends. If you don't like her so much why are you watching her scopes or even reading her blog. Do you have nothing better to do???? People can be so hurtful and i never understand why. We as women and moms are doing the best we can. We beat up ourselves so much we don't need others doing it. I don't get it. So I ask you why do you bully ? Why not leave her alone? Why do feel you need to say these things. Please enlighten me into the mind of a such a hurtful person.

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  15. Hash House is opening in West Plano!! Park & Preston, on the same side as Katy Trail outpost!!

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