2014 Holiday Events in Las Vegas

11/13-1/1  Ethel M. Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden: 1 Sunset Way, Henderson.  Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Cactus Garden Lighting at Ethel M.  The huge Ethel M’s cactus garden out front features a spectacular display of more than half a million holiday light, chocolate houses and sculptures and demonstrations of Ethel M. Chocolate creations.  […]



Haunted Harvest Festival 2014

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I was lucky enough to be able to participate once again in this year’s Haunted Harvest Festival.  This is an annual event that is put on by our local Joining Forces Committee members of which I am a part of.  The Joining Forces Committee is a group of local businesses that are geared towards helping […]



Favorite Holiday Memories

Lisa I’m going way back for this memory and it isn’t really mine, but my mother’s. We were a blended family with Mom being Jewish, Dad being undecided and me trying it all out. One year as a small child when I was lighting the menorah, I decided I needed to say something which was […]




Fun Thanksgiving Facts

I found these fun facts on History.com; if you’d like to learn more, visit them at www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/thanksgiving-facts Thanksgiving Over the Years Though many competing claims exist, the most familiar story of the first Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth Colony, in present-day Massachusetts, in 1621. More than 200 years later, President Abraham Lincoln declared the final […]



November Market Update

Home prices and resales were lower in October than in the previous months.  While not surprising as we move into the holidays, it also indicates we are approaching a more normal real estate market.  The median price for a resale home dropped from $202,500 in September to $199,900 in October.  This is up 8.1 percent […]



Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

At the beginning of October, Bob and I attended a conference in Tucson.  On my bucket list of places I have been longing to visit is the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, which is just outside of Tucson, near the Saguaro National Park.  We stopped for breakfast at Coyote Pause Cafe which has a funky southwest […]