Special Delivery: A Package from Santa!

Tis the season! Can you believe it is already December! This is my most favorite time of year. Just something about it. People are nicer, the weather is cooler and we all know that Santa is about to come give us all a visit! 
This year we got a special package from the big guy and I have to say I was just as excited as the kiddos. When my daughter got home she immediately saw it on the counter with her name on it and screamed with excitement. She ripped open the package and started to read Santa's personal letter to her. It talked all about our elf, Elfred (a play on Batman's Alfred) and how much fun he has in the North Pole. It also mentioned that Elfred wants to be a chef and his favorite food to make is Shrimp Tacos, which is her favorite too! She was ecstatic to hear that. I was too because I can't wait for Elfred to make dinner for us. (I can dream right?)

This Package from Santa was so easy! It walks you step by step helping you to create the perfect personalized package for your family!

Every package from Santa includes:
  • Personalized Santa Letter that arrives in the mail
  • Personalized Video starring your child via email
  • Personalized Phone call 
  • Personalized printable NICE LIST guide 
  • The option to upgrade with more goodies
If you want to start an new magical Christmas family tradition, I have a coupon code for 25% off every package when you use code FAM2060

What an incredible and uniquely personalized gift experience that creates Christmas wonder and excitement that your child will never forget!

Dreams do Come True: Swimming like a Mermaid

My daughter's favorite movie is The Little Mermaid. This little girl has always wanted to be a princess (she is mine but not sure that counts) and Ariel is just the best! She gets to swim all day and they have the same red hair. Today we were able make that dream of being a Mermaid come true!
Did you know that if you live in Chicago, Las Vegas, Phoenix, New York, Austin or Miami/Fort Lauderdale you can take Mermaid Classes? I had no idea! I signed my daughter and myself. Why should she have all the fun and we had a blast! In fact she told all her friends that it was the BEST DAY EVER!! 

At first they tested our swimming skills and then taught us the mermaid kick and had us practice. These classes are for ages 7 years old and up and they must know how to swim, they do have life jackets if you didn't feel 100% comfortable swimming on your own. After practicing the mermaid kick that's when we got to put on the fins. 
They had a few people on the deck to help out the instructor. I really liked that they were there not only to help us perfect our mermaid techniques but they helped me to take photos and videos while I was in the water. How awesome is that!                     

This was an hour long beginner class with time to learn the mermaid kick, half turn underwater, full turn, mermaid high five, big splash on top of the water and swimming through the hoop. That took a little bit of time to master but it was so much fun! Not only were we awesome Mermaids we were also getting an incredible ab and thigh workout. 😉

The best is AquaMermaid Swim school is for kids and adults. They have different classes to choose from but my daughter actually said the best part was that we did it together. At the end of your session they leave free time to be able to perfect all your techniques and then photo time. The instructors help you to get the perfect shot so that you can remember the time when you were a mermaid. 

If you want a little change in normal "human" activities check out Mermaid classes at AquaMermaid. 

They even offer birthday parties or bacheloreete parties. You can bring your own tail or use one of theirs. They even have Mermaid Tails to purchase
AquaMermaid classes are for ages 7+ years old and if you are in the Las Vegas area they offer them at Municipal Pool but also offer private lessons at your own pool. They have single group classes or a Mermaid Pod Membership where you have weekly Mermaid classes.  

We had a blast, the staff was incredibly helpful and nice. We think that you would have a great time. When you schedule your Mermaid class be sure to tell them that I sent you by using coupon code Aqua10 to save an additional 10% off classes and tails!


Lime Shrimp Tacos WW 3SP each


I don't usually post my recipes on here because let's face it, I am no cook, but I am so in love with Lime Shrimp Tacos, it would be a crime not to share. 😃
If you following the Weight Watchers Freestyle Points system, these bad boys are only 3sp each. That's amazing for this power packed delicious meal. 


Don't forget that when you are working with citrus oils you need to have them in glass or stainless steel container.


Lime Shrimp Tacos (3 sp each)

1 pound Shrimp Raw (0)
1 Cilantro bunch chopped (0)
2 Tbs Mayo (6)
5 TBS FF Sour Cream (1)
14oz bag of Shredded cabbage (0)
3 Tbs Garlic minced  (0)
5-20 drops Young Living Lime Vitality (0)
1 Tbs Butter  (5)
6 Ole Xtreme Wellness Low carb Tortilla (7)

Sauce
Mix the Sour Cream, Mayo, 1T Garlic and 1/4 of the bunch of Cilantro together.
Add 8 Drops of Lime Vitality
Mix and put in a glass container and set aside.

Shrimp
In a large pan melt remaining butter and saute garlic together
Add the shrimp
As the shrimp turns pink, flip them over.
Add 10-12 drops of Young Living Lime Vitality (to taste, we like it with lots of lime).
Add cilantro to taste and then place in a glass or stainless steel container to serve.

Assembling: 
Warm up tortilla
Add cabbage
Add about 2.5 oz of Shrimp mixture
Add 1 Tbs of sauce on top.
Sprinkle with remaining cilantro


Debt Free Planning: 52 week challenge

It's that time of year again.
Our main goal is to be Debt FREE and that not only means for Christmas but for every aspect of our lives. Being Debt Free is a HUGE goal and takes some planning in our lives.
I know that this 52 Challenge is all over the internet and hard to pin point who actually came up with it first but I thought that my readers would like to join me in planning for Christmas 2018.

This 52 week challenge is pretty simple, you save the dollar amount that corresponds with that week. So the week of Jan 1st you save $1,
the week of Jan 7th you deposit $2 and so on,
by the end of the year you will have $1378 in cash for anything you choose.

You can also do this challenge backwards where you save the $52 on Jan 1st and take away $1 every week. 
I like things more uniformed so I think for me I like the 52 Week Challenge EVEN plan. I will just deposit $27 in my envelope every week and by the time Christmas comes I will have $1404. 

This challenge and everything else is 100% up to you. You don't have to use these particular plan or if you feel you need more or less money at the end of the year change your weekly deposits. This is totally up to you and your families needs.

Click on any of the forms above to the printable version.

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium in Vegas | Fun for the whole Family


Did you know that Vegas has an interactive aquarium?  I had NO idea! I was given the opportunity to go and check it out. 

The SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium is located at the Boulevard Mall in Maryland Parkway. I wasn't really sure what to think about an aquarium. We have taken the kids to zoos and aquariums before and I have to say they are a bit boring. You look at the fish, shark or animal and then move along. 

That is not what the SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium is. In fact, we were actually there for hours. We even got splashed repeatedly by this little one. This stingray wanted our attention (or food) and wanted to make sure we saw that he/she was there. 

If the stingray splashes weren't enough we also got to feed the fish, feed the birds and hold a snake. 

Did you catch that, I said "hold a snake". When I hear the word aquarium I was under the impression that we would only be seeing Aquatic animals: like Octopus, Sharks, Stingrays, Jellyfish, Eels, Dory, Nemo etc. That's not what happened. We saw so much more like Birds, Amphibians and reptiles.

The first thing that we felt is that the staff really want to be there. They know the animals and seem to want to teach everyone about them. They were friendly and helpful. 

Did you know that the color of feathers on these particular birds represent where they're from? If you are like me, you just learned something new. You're welcome! :)

Some of the animals you can feed for an additional charge. My husband liked feeding the Mandarin Duck by hand. I think he is crazy but the kids thought he was cool. 

All in all we had a great time and if you are looking for something a little different off the Vegas strip, you should give the SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium a try.