Road Trip

We have arrived at our road trip destination. Viva Las Vegas!!

I am the designated driver for this trip so no pictures during the drive, but I did take a snapshot during a quick stop. Pretty much from L.A. to Las Vegas, it is 5 hours of driving with this scenery. Mountains and deserts.


Last time I was in Vegas, my hair was shorter, I wore a fedora hat and danced all night long.


But this trip is quick and will be all about family time. I drove my mom and aunt to Las Vegas so they can visit other family members they haven’t seen for a long time. Quality time with family.

Road Eats

This morning we packed the Banana Blueberry muffins for the road. I also made a simple sandwich to take on the road too.


The sandwich includes whole wheat bagel thins, turkey slices, cheddar cheese, hummus and veggies.

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After 2 hours on the road, the hunger pangs came calling. We made a pit stop at Starbucks and I got a venti unsweetened green tea drink.


I ate half the turkey sandwich and a KIND bar.


I read this at Starbucks, and it caught my attention. When did they start doing this? That’s good news.


We arrived at our destination after 4.5 hours. We are staying at my cousin’s house. She lives a few miles north from the main strip in Las Vegas. Her house is very lovely.

I got comfortable right away as you can see. I don’t know how to play drums but I can pretend for a long time that I know how.



My cousin’s house has my dream kitchen, complete with double oven and a walk in pantry. Oh my. I want to move in.

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I took a ton of pictures to bring back home because we are in the beginning of our kitchen renovation so this visit is giving me a lot of design inspirations.

Very spacious kitchen. I can have a baking marathon here.


I got to pick my room to sleep in tonight. I chose the most girly one of course 🙂


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After the house tour, we snacked some more.


My cousin loved the muffins I brought.


Now I’m resting, blogging and watching shows from her DVR (Oprah). Who needs a hotel when you are welcomed with this much love and hospitality.


We are off to dinner soon. See ya when I see ya 🙂


  1. Awww, your family seems SO nice, and I’m in love with that girly room. 🙂 Have FUN!

  2. LOVE the checked walls – so cool – and that girly room is pretty fabulous!

  3. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    That house is gorgeous and your pictures are so sharp.

    Have fun and drive safe coming back home.

  4. What fabulous girl and family time! I didn’t know that about starbucks- but that is AWESOME! The house is gorgeous. I so want a double oven

  5. Yay for Vegas! Are you girls going to go gamble ; ) haha!

    Your cousins house is beautiful!!! Love the kitchen!!! I dream of a big kitchen one day, that is very important to me when we buy a house!

    Enjoy the time with your family! xoxo

  6. Sounds like so much fun! Hope you have a great time visiting with your family! =D

  7. Your cousins house is so beautiful!!!! Have fun spending time with your family! 🙂

  8. Hotchick says:

    Hi! How come it took 5 hours? Was there a lot of traffic? Gorgeous house….I bet people don’t believe there are beautiful suburbs in LV, but there are!

  9. Oh my goodness- your cousins’ house is SO pretty! I love it!! Especially the kitchen, but all of the decorations are awesome! (cute room choice too 😉 )
    Have a nice time with your family!

  10. What a lovely home! I’ve never been to Vegas and definitely want to visit someday. Enjoy your stay!

  11. Wow your cousin’s house is amazing! And the kitchen! Oh my gosh – the kitchen!

    I hope you have fun in Vegas and with your family!

  12. phat pad!!! i’m watching DVR’d oprahs too – they have been GOOD lately!

  13. LOVE that house 🙂 decorations are super cute and im jealous of the kitchen! your blueberry banana muffins will need to be made in my kitchen tomorrow!!


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