Sunday, April 24, 2016

Wine & Canvas

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I love going to those paint and wine places. I received the opportunity to try out Wine & Canvas in Henderson, NV. I've been to a few different establishments that run the paint and wine theme. All of them a little different from one another and Wine & Canvas wasn't an exception. They're located in a cute and quaint little plaza off Sunset Road near Sunset Station. Right when you walk in they had such a great vibe. The hostess greeted us and helped up check-in, they had 90s hip hop jamming, and the bartender was ready to greet us with open arms.

I chose the Apple Jack drink and I was locked and loaded to start painting my dahlia. The only downside that I personally saw was that they didn't offer food or appetizers like some of the other paint and wine places do. During the intermission, I saw that they offered little flavored popcorn bags but that was about it. When I usually go to these places, I love coming for the painting aspect and usually the friend or family member that I bring comes for the wine so it works out. For someone that isn't much of a drinker, I usually like having the food or appetizer option to go with my painting experience. However, for what it's worth, the Apple Jack was super yummy. Overall I had an amazing time. The awesome 90s/2000s music paired with the pretty dope instructor helped make my experience a pleasant one. The customer service was superb and looking at their calendar, they have a great variety of awesome painting projects. I'd give in 4 stars simply based off the fact that it's way across town for me and I wish they offered at least chips and salsa. Aside from that, two thumbs up from me. 

So, what do you think?

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Meet Taz AKA Bono

When we moved into the condo, we made the hard decision to rehome our dog, Canon. She was a ball of energy and it wasn't fair to her to always be cooped up in our apartment. We found her the most amazing family who had a beautiful home with a yard. JAM was distraught but we made the agreement that we'd find him another great dog to grow up with when we eventually bought a house one day. You know kids never forget ANYTHING. Guess what we did today...

Meet Taz!

We've always adopted our animals, but usually through private parties. The Animal Foundation's Best in Show fundraiser had TONS of amazing pets. Mahal and I low key talked about possibly adopting one of the dogs if we saw one we loved, but we weren't going to tell JAM to avoid the heartbreak. We all love animals so visiting Best in Show wasn't uncommon for us. Once the show was over, all the animals were up for adoption in an auction style format. The dogs were "flying off the shelves" and there Taz was, sitting there all silent amongst all the chaos. His initial name was actually Bono, but we felt that Taz suited him well. He seems to be settling in nice and JAM is ecstatic. Taz doesn't seem like the snuggling type (yet) but we can change that :p.