Saturday, May 25, 2013

Las Vegas' Wet n Wild Water Park Opened Today to Angry VIP Ticket Holders

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The Wet n Wild Water Park is not off to a good start here, in Las Vegas! VIP ticket holders, who spent $79.99 per ticket, were expecting early admission to the park today. Many were turned away and advised that the park had reach capacity! Yikes!

You can read the news story as follows: LAS VEGAS --Gold Pass ticket holders were supposed to be allowed in to Wet ‘n' Wild Saturday, but somehow the park reached capacity.

Spokespeople say it's a sign of how excited people are for Las Vegas's first water park in years, but some Gold Pass ticket holders are angry. Some say they spent extra money on the passes to get a sneak peak of the park before anyone else, and they didn't even get in.

The park opened two hours early in response to long lines. Two hours later they stopped letting people in after reaching capacity. That's what their website said until at least 5 o'clock and their Facebook page got hammered with people asking for refunds.

Many of the people on Facebook asked how the park could have sold so many Gold Pass tickets? Spokespeople for Wet ‘n' Wild would not comment on that.

"I don't have that number handy but there's an overwhelming response to season passes as well," said Director of Marketing Trevor Wilson. "We're excited about that, we have a whole season of fun, we're open to the end of September, so there's plenty of time to come. Especially during these first two weeks it's going to be a little bit busy."

Wilson says the county code for the park limits it to 6,000 people at a time, but they cut off admission well before that in the interest of safety.

Spokespeople say the reason the park reached capacity is due to a perfect storm of conditions. The big first day coupled with Memorial Day Weekend, and the fact Las Vegas hasn't had a water park for years. They say when excitement dies down over the next few days they won't have to turn so many away.

Weekend DIY Project: Lemon Sugar Scrub



After stocking up on lemons, this weekend, I'm going to make a batch of this lemon sugar scrub this weekend! Our bathroom is going to smell so good!

Big Lots~ May Haul



This month, my husband and I headed to our local, Big Lots. As usual, we had a budget of $50. After all was said and done we went over by $1.63. Not bad!

Do you shop at Big Lots?

Friday, May 24, 2013

Foot Massage, Sea Salt Scrub and a Pedicure! Oh My!

After having a very relaxing pedicure, foot massage and sea salt scrub, this afternoon, my footies feel like floating clouds! I'm also ready for sandal season!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Book Recommendation: America's Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook



We just finished devouring "The America's Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook" that I borrowed from the library! Yes, even my husband think this cookbook would make a wonderful addition to my cookbook collection.

You should really check out this 3 ring binder cookbook that's full of valuable product recommendations, recipes, colorful photos and cooking tips.

I made note of the BLT Pasta, Crispy Cornflake Pork Chops, and the Asian Spinach and Shrimp Salad with Orange Sesame Dressing to add to my summer menu plans!

The recipes state that they can be prepared within 45 minutes. So it's possible to create these for a special weeknight lunch or dinner.

OPI Rapid Dry Top Coat: "Okay, This Really Does Work"!

I tried OPI Rapid Dry Top Coat, for the first time, last night. And guess what?! It really does work. Dried within minutes!


Don't Forget to Wash Your Reusable Shopping Bags!



It's great for our planet when we use reuseable shopping bags but don't forget to wash them after use!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Now You Can Buy A Wedding Dress at Your Local Target



Target has announced that they will be offering wedding gowns, with dresses ranging from $99.99 to $129.99, sizes 2 to 28, in their stores and online.

This news doesn't surprise me much. After all, Target is already on most brides' must stop shops list, for their registry and supplies. Why wouldn't they start selling affordable bridal wear to their bridal customers?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

American Red Cross Needs Our Help: Oklahoma Tornado

During times of disaster I prefer to make my donations directly to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. People can either donate by visiting Red Cross, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

One can also donate blood at their Red Cross or local blood donation center.

What Would Brian Boitano Make? Cookbook ~HuffPostLive



Just in case you haven't seen What Would Brian Boitano Make, on Food Network, he's written a cookbook! So I decided to catch him on HuffPostLive today.

He shared some of his favorite tips like, keeping it simple, fresh and easy. Brian says his cookbook is for every phase of cook, from the novice to the advanced home cook.

He even responded to one of my questions about salad dressing. Brian likes using the juices from olives and peperoncini, in a vinaigrette dressing, for a kick. I'm definitely going to give that a try!

After watching, I decided to make his Hot Italian Sausage Panini this weekend, for my guys.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Have You Discovered Coronation Street on Hulu Plus?

My love of the show started last year after reading about it on a British blog. I was intrigued I immediately headed to YouTube, did a search, and watched several episodes in a weekend. I was officially hooked!

"Coronation Street", a British soap opera, has been on since the '60s. I love the working class characters, their community, and The Rovers~the pub. I may need to look up a lot of the lingo but the story lines translate well.

If you live in the US, Hulu Plus is now airing episodes!

Menu Plan Monday ~ May 20, 2013

I'm looking forward to having a manicure and pedicure this weekend. It's time for sandals but I definitely want my feet looking their best!

There are several Twitter parties that I'm looking forward to attending this week. And the hubby and I might try and see the Star Trek Into the Darkness.

Did you watch the season finales of Call The Midwife and Mr. Selfridge , on PBS, last night? Both were entertaining, for sure!

This week's recipes are courtesy of Pinterest. Thanks to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday!


Lemon Herb Cod Fillets with Crispy Garlic Potatoes (America's Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook)



Italian Braised Pork, Couscous



Tuscan Cannellini Bean Soup



Rachel Ray's Greek Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Salad with Warm Pita Bread



Pineapple Pork Kebobs & Fresh Salad



Asian-Style Chicken Salad

Sunday, May 19, 2013

"I'm Done With My College Course"! Off To Work He Goes

Our son, Marcus has completed his first semester of college courses last week, returned his books and is now busy working his grocery store job. My husband and I are very proud!

It's also a thrill for us that he actually found a job, that will work around his school schedule and within walking distance of our apartment in this rough economy.

Congrats Marcus!

Call The Midwife, Season 2, Episode 8 Preview

Watch Season 2 | Episode 8 Preview on PBS. See more from Call the Midwife.



We've got dinner out of the way in preparation of tonight's Call The Midwife episode. As always, there will be laughs and tears. I think I might brew some tea.

Who's your favorite character?

Jumping Tandem Sunday~ Be Strong and Courageous



When my husband shared with me that his friend has Stage 4 cancer I immediately hugged and comforted him. Then I decided to search for a bible verse that would bring some comfort and healing to his heart.

This is the one.

Thank you Jumping Tandem for hosting Sunday.

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