• Health

    In the Biz: Michelle Reed with Velovita

    I recently met Michelle through our Tiny Hikes and Adventures playgroup and found what she does very interesting! Find out more about the company Velovita and Michelle here! She sells what are called “snaps”. One for the day kind (brān) and one for the night that’s called zlēm.

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    Michelle Reed
    Where are you from/where do you live? ♡ I was born and raised in Portland Oregon, but just moved to Las Vegas in January.


    If there was a theme song in your life, what would it be?  ♡ Roar by Katy Perry

    What advice would you give to someone who wants to do what you do? ♡ This kind of business is wonderful! It’s super fun, and I love the fact that I can help people. But if you’re going to go in business for yourself, be sure you have the self-control to do the work because no one holds you accountable except yourself, which means you have to really want it!

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    What is the key to being successful/standing out in your industry? ♡ Always showing up, even if it doesn’t directly benefit you. Also be genuine with people. Listen to them, hear where they’re coming from, and treat them like the person they are. You’re trying to benefit the person, not gain a sale.

    What is your favorite quote? ♡ “The goal is not be successful, the goal is to be valuable. Once you’re valuable, instead of chasing success, it will attract itself to you.”

    Where can people find you online? ♡ You can find me on fb & ig

    • @michelle__reed
    • Or if you would like to order from me directly: https://velovita.com/MichelleReed

  • Las Vegas,  My dog Cami

    At Home Pet Spa Treatment with Kibble Pet


    Tomorrow is the day of Cami’s TPLO surgery on her right knee! We went back and forth last 7 months and we finally decided to do this surgery for her. She has been limping badly after running and playing and the dr confirmed that it is time. So in anticipation for her 12 week at home recovery, I have been pampering her to the max before the big day. I took her to the Strip for shopping! We went to Anthropologie and sniffed the fake snow and got lots of pets from everyone.

    And then we went to the park for a nice sunny stroll. Cami met a few new friends and had a little run, then limped her way back to the car. After a short nap, I gave her the full spa treatment! Ear cleaning, paw pedicure, nose moisturizing and a full bath with shampoo and conditioner from Kibble Pet. The bath was heavenly and she loved every moment of it. Except for the part her head got wet, she doesn’t like that so much. So I’ll just use a washcloth for her face next time.

    Kibble Pet Now Available at Anthropologie for Holiday 

    This Holiday Season Pamper your Furry Friends with the Best of Kibble Pet Available at Anthropologie
    Kibble Pet, a luxury pet care brand, is now  available  at Anthropologie. Kibble Pet believes dogs equally deserve the opportunity to look and smell great and that a healthy coat is a fundamental necessity not a splurge for special occasions. Kibble Pet has become a leading product within the pet care segment by providing products that perform at a salon-level without harsh toxic ingredients and have opened a luxury grooming salon and spa, KP Groom, in Dallas, TX.
    Anthropologie will carry Kibble Pet’s core products. The brand utilizes the best ingredients when designing each of their products, so every pup and pet parent are happy with the results.
    “We are excited to expand beyond just pet specialty shops.  Pet’s are part of our everyday lives, and are just like family – so we are thrilled to be at Anthropologie.  We hope we will meet many new furry friends and be able to better their lives with out product” explains founder, Samantha Kent.
    Kibble Pet has made it their mission to create quality products at affordable prices. Not only are all products made in the USA and cruelty free, but they are hypoallergenic. Kibble Pet donates a portion of proceeds to various shelters and charities to provide underprivileged dogs the grooming care that they deserve.



  • Bitty

    Desert Harvest Aloe Vera Gele for the Family

    This is our 3rd summer in Las Vegas! We are still acclimating to the desert heat and how to be summer smart, so I am always on the hunt for new products. As you know, we are expecting and with all the baby stuff coming into the house, I have been really overwhelmed. Babies can’t use certain products, pregnant mama’s can’t use products with Salicylic Acid, and dad just wants something simple and doesn’t smell girly!  But finally, there is a product that is good for the whole family.

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    I am a huge fan of Aloe Vera and have been using it for ages but the Desert Harvest Aloe Vera Gele is in a league of its own! First of all, it comes in the green bottle, which protects the integrity of the product. This is optimum for UV protection for light-sensitive contents.  The easy pump makes sure the perfect amount of product comes out every time. Using Aloe has helped my super dry shins!

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    5 Reasons why men can benefit from Aloe Vera Gele:

    • Tattoo Healing
    • Acne
    • Sun Burn
    • After Shave antiseptic
    • All-natural intimacy moisturizer

    5 Reasons why women can benefit from Aloe Vera Gele:

    • Skincare
    • Moisturizing legs and arms
    • After sun/After tanning
    • Stretching skin on the growing belly
    • Bottom of my feet and after washing my hands

    + Pets!

    Cami’s paws get very dry and I put the Aloe Vera Gele on her paws to restore her paws.

    + Baby!

    I will be using this product on baby once he or she is here as it is quite safe. … Eczema can inflame the skin with itchy and red patches. Allergies and a weak immune system can also lead to eczema and worsen the condition. You can use natural remedies like aloe vera gel on your baby’s skin without any side effects!

    If you are interested in getting pure Aloe Vera, I recommend checking out Desert Harvest for their quality products: http://www.desertharvest.com/


  • Las Vegas

    The Okabashi Flip Flop Phenomenon

    Being an official Las Vegas resident now, I have been amassing a collection of sandals and flipflops like never before. Socks and sneakers have been put away and high heels are nonexistent in my wardrobe these days. When it is over 109F already and barely May, you know that summer is going to be a hot one. I discovered the Okabashi flip-flops recently and had received a sample of Maui to test out.  There is a dedicated fan base for Okabashis online and from the comments, one fan suggests putting them in the dishwasher to clean them even.  I definitely will not do that, and I think just a quick rinse with the hose will be sufficient!

    The Maui flip flop is a must-have for every woman’s shoe collection. This sandal is non-slip, flexible, washable and supportive, making it a great post workout, fitness recovery shoe as well as perfectly suited for everyday wear. 

    The fun, floral insole will remind you of a tropical vacation and the comfort provides therapy for your feet with every step.

    I have been pretty bummed that Polyvore is no longer exists so I would love to plan a cute outfit with these. Guess I have to do it IRL!  One of the coolest things about Okabashi is that you can lower your carbon footprint by purchasing these sandals made from innovative, vegan, bio-based soy materials.

    What color Maui do you like?

    Less than 1% of shoes worn in the United States today are made in the USA.

    Okabashi shoes are manufactured in Buford, Georgia and each pair travels only 7% as far as the average imported shoe. This prevents 10,000 miles of carbon emissions from the ships, planes and trucks required to transport shoes to the US. Resulting in a 1/200th of the average imported shoe carbon footprint.

    Our women leadership team goes above and beyond stringent US standards to create opportunity and community for our diverse 200 employees, including veterans.

    At Okabashi, we believe in closed-loop recycling to reduce the use of virgin material and to keep old shoes from becoming environmental waste.

    The average pair of Okabashi shoes contain 15-25% recycled material.

    If you return your well-loved and worn Okabashi shoes to our factory, we will recycle them for use in new Okabashi products or other non-apparel goods.

    Once we receive your shoes, we will email you a 15% off promo code to use on your next pair of Okabashis as a thank you from us and the planet.

    The brands’ CEO, Sara Irvani, is a third-generation shoe maker who is passionate about changing the shoe industry

  • Las Vegas

    The Las Vegas American Advertising “Addy” Awards

    The annual American Advertising Awards celebrate creativity in local advertising. As the only advertising awards show in Las Vegas, winners go right to regionals and then on to nationals. All entries are independently judged, and winners are announced at the Addy awards show.

    Here are the list of winners from R&R Partners! Very proud of everyone’s hard work 🙂

    Especially to Vaitari Anderson and his team for his vision to bring the Las Vegas VR Art project, LVCVA – Vegas Alter Your Reality, to life!

    Gold Award Print Advertising, Magazine Advertising, Spread, Multiple Page or Insert – Single

    LVCVA- Taxi Line

    Gold Award Out-of-Home & Ambient Media, Events- Single Event

    LVCVA – Vegas Alter Your Reality

    Gold Award, Online/Interactive Social Media Campaign

    LVCVA- Kiss Cam Snapchat

    Gold Award, Film, Video & Sound TV Regional/National, Single Spot

    LVCVA- Dream Vacation

    Gold Award, Film, Video & Sound TV Regional/National, Single Spot

    LVCVA- 11 am Roses

    Gold Award, Cross Platform, Integrated Advertising Campaign, Consumer Campaign National

    NV Energy-Power of Good-NV Energy

    Silver Award, Online/Interactive, Social Media Single Execution

    LVCVA-Farewell Hef

    Silver Award, Cross Platform Integrated Campaigns, Integrated Brand ID Campaign, Local or Regional/National

    Life is Beautiful Campaign

    Bronze Award- Magazine Advertising


    Bucket List- Worth Magazine

    Bronze Award- Branded Content & Entertainment

    LVCVA – Vegas Alter Your Reality

    Bronze Award, Out-of-Home Installations

    LVCVA – Vegas Alter Your Reality

    Bronze Award, Out-of-Home Poster

    Life is Beautiful, Line Up Poster

    Bronze Award, Apps- Virtual Reality

    LVCVA – Vegas Alter Your Reality

    Bronze Award- Internet Commercial

    LVCVA, Vegas Hockey

  • My dog Cami

    Cami’s Favorite Things: Christmas Edition

    It’s finally Christmas time here in Las Vegas! Cami is officially 1 and 1/2 years old! Time has really flown by and I can’t believe she is a real grown up dog now. She is not a puppy anymore and definitely not the youngest at the park. Cami really LOVES to play with other dogs. I make sure I let her experience a range of toys and treats so she can learn what she likes and doesn’t like. So here is her list of Cami’s favorite things!


    The vegan dog treats are made of sea kelp! They are easy to break in 1/2 and Cami loved these! It took her at least 3 mins to give this treat a good chew before it disappears. Our good friends at Swedencare sent these for us to try and we give it two thumbs up!

    ProDen PlaqueOff® Dental Bones are dog chews with the PlaqueOff System®which help clean plaque and tartar by abrasive action. Used daily, this natural product made with sea kelp can complement ordinary dental hygiene. Available in four tasty flavors. Choose between Turkey & Cranberry Flavor, Chicken and Pumpkin Flavor, Bacon Flavor and Vegetable Fusion Flavor.

    • Part of your daily oral care maintenance. Cleans plaque, tarter and
      freshens breath through abrasive action.
    • Grain Free – Gluten Free – Soy Free – made with natural ingredients
      – made in the USA.

    Blue Dog Bakery Pumpkin Cookies

    As you know, pumpkin is a great source of fiber and nutrition for dogs and humans. Pumpkin seeds are great for dogs too! I know that Cami loves pumpkin and she was excited to try these new cookie flavors. The best part is that shapes and the cookies are quite large! in size. I give these for her training or just as a mid day snack. Can’t wait to also try the new Gingerbread flavor too.

    What makes Blue Dog Bakery treats unique:

    • All-natural, high quality ingredients that use human-grade ingredients!
    • Fresh baked and made in the USA
    • No animal by-products, no artificial flavors, no colors or preservatives
    • Pumpkin biscuits are made with REAL Pumpkin
    • Gingerbread treats are made to clean dog’s teeth and freshen breath

    Blue Dog Bakery treats are available at Target, Walmart, various grocery stores throughout the U.S., and online through Amazon.com, Chewy.com and the Blue Dog Bakery website.


    So Cami is not the most sporty dog but it’s cool to check out dog gear on Instagram! Check out @NeewaUSA – Neewa designs dog harnesses, leashes, belts, lines and more, for all dog owners who love outdoor sports. All products 🇮🇹 Made in Italy  www.neewadogs.com


    When you are a round little pup and a chunky mama, it’s hard to find cute clothes that fit! But Doggie T Shirt has the best selection of hoodies for big dogs. We got so many cool things from there, including this pink hoodie. They have up to 5XL.