must do next time you are in vegas

my mother in law planned a fun and quick girls trip to vegas in the beginning of december. it was her birthday trip along with an excuse to do some christmas shopping. :)
here are some of the things i highly recommend on your next trip to vegas..

if you hate the casino smell, crazy drunks, and all night parties that go on in most vegas hotels - you need to to stay here. the mgm grand signature. it's beautiful inside and out, casino-free, and smoke-free. gorgeous views from the balcony and awesome pools. we stayed here with the team last march for the mountain west tournament and i loved it just as much then.

we had quite the early flight there so we went to the hotel to check in (the hotel even let us check in hours early, another positive for the mgm signature) and then to the hash house for breakfast. this is what i ordered. they have a serious different definition for one serving. it might be in your best interest to share, but the french toast was delicious.

we wore ourselves out at the north outlets.
we hit up nike, banana republic, coach, bare essentials, gap, jcrew, and so many more. 

laid out at the pool cause it was 70 degrees on nov 30th. :)

we went to the sugar factory for dinner.
yes, they actually serve real food - not just candy.
however, after dinner, you can find any candy you could think of in their candy shop. (the picture only shows a small portion of how much candy is there)

after dinner, we walked over to the bellagio gardens atrium. being there around christmas was especially fun because they had it all immaculately decorated. i don't think you can tell but the penguins actually skate and the polar bear was made entirely out of white carnations (yes, the all-time worst flower, but still very cool).

the next morning we shopped our hearts out at
fashionshow mall.

and finished the trip with the one and only, yard house. 
everything i have had here is fabulous, but i suggest the mac and cheese, it is to die for. and don't pass up the chocolate molten cake for dessert, well worth the calories!

we all had a fun time, thanks again sherrie.

and it wouldn't have been nearly as fun if the pack girls hadn't come.. and i mean that :)


  1. Vegas trip together? Celine Dion? Please??

  2. oh yeah, that's one thing we forgot to do! oh wait, no it's not.. i'm waiting to do that with you! i just need to hang out with you. it's been too long already.

  3. Totally offended there are no pictures nor mention of the Pack girls. Hello we did provide the FUN!!!

  4. Oh Lis.. you definitely brought the fun! unfortunately, i took like zero pictures so i creepishly took a picture of my favorite cousins off your facebook haha.

  5. Karli! John and I started a blog and I'd love to follow you! I want to add you to our list. I hope that's ok?

  6. Karli!! I'm so happy I stumbled upon your blog. You and your blog are the cutest.