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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



Campaign Invites Pet Adopters to be Part of the World’s Largest Photo Mosaic of Adopted Pets and Their People 
While Aiming to Raise $3.1 Million to Save Animals

San Antonio, TX  – The Petco Foundation, a leading animal welfare funder, is teaming up with award-winning artist and creator of the heart-warming MUTTS comic strip, Patrick McDonnell for the annual “Love Changes Everything” campaign in an effort to raise $3.1 million to support lifesaving animal welfare work nationwide.

The “Love Changes Everything” Campaign kicks-off March 3 – 4 with a National Adoption Event Weekend in participating Petco and Unleashed by Petco stores and runs through April 1.  But there’s more—this year pet adopters can join the Petco Foundation in creating the world’s largest mosaic mural of adopted pets and their people. Adopters submitting photos at will be eligible to win daily prizes, along with funding for the adoption organization that introduced them to their pet.

The mosaic, powered in partnership with WholeHearted pet food, will come to life in New York City’s Union Square Park on Sunday, March 25 from noon to 4:00 PM at the All for Love Adoption Rally featuring adoptable pets from more than twenty New York area animal welfare organizations. Attendees can meet MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell, pose for pictures with the famed MUTTS characters Mooch and Earl and participate in other fun activities centered around celebrating pet adoption.
“Patrick McDonnell has been a champion of pet adoption for years, and we are thrilled to join forces again with MUTTS to promote pet adoption and raise funds to help animals across the country. We hope our Love Changes Everything’ campaign, along with this mosaic mural, inspires everyone to join the lifesaving movement by adopting, donating or volunteering. With six adopted pets of my own, I can confidently say that the love of an adopted pet does change everything,” said Susanne Kogut, president of the Petco Foundation.

Animal lovers can support the “Love Changes Everything” campaign by making a donation in any Petco, Unleashed by Petco store or online at Anyone who makes a donation of $10 or more will receive a limited-edition tote bag featuring MUTTS artwork specifically designed for the Love Changes Everything campaign.
To learn more about the “Love Changes Everything” campaign and the photo mosaic, please visit To learn more about Patrick McDonnell and his commitment to promoting pet adoption, watch Episode 6 “Shelter Me: Hearts and Paws” hosted by Kristen Bell and featuring MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell online at ShelterMe.TV or visit MUTTS. To learn more about WholeHearted pet food go to



About the Petco Foundation

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $200 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.

New Dove in Shower Scrub

The dry Las Vegas winter has got me scaly and itchy! Even when I take off my leggings, there is dry skin flaking off! Ewwwww! The perfect answer to solve this annoying problem is the Dove shower scrub!

Formulated with the brand’s signature ¼ moisturizing cream, Dove Exfoliating Body Polish is the first body scrub from Dove that exfoliates and nourishes for soft, smooth skin. Follow with a gentle cleanser, such as Dove Body Wash or Beauty Bar.

Formulated with the brand’s signature ¼ moisturizing cream,
Dove Exfoliating Body Polish nourishes skin as you exfoliate
Yummy scents include:

Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Kiwi Seeds & Cool Aloe
Fragrance notes of kiwi fruit, iced aloe and succulent pear
Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Pomegranate Seeds & Shea Butter
Fragrance notes of tart pomegranate, raspberry, nectarine and accents
of berries
Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Crushed Macadamia & Rice Milk
Fragrance notes of peach, almond, creamy macadamia and praline

New House and Keeping it Clean

So the exciting news is that we are looking to buy a house this year! Woohoo, after nearly 2 decades of paying rent some reasonable and some not so reasonable – we are finally thinking of buying a house in Vegas 🙂

Vegas is such an interesting place to live because you get the access to cool big city things like hotels, shows, shopping, concerts, and plenty of options for food – but you also get the reasonable cost of living. One of the reasons we chose to move in Vegas from New York is so we could be homeowners! How cute is this place we found!

There is a very cool retro vibe in some Las Vegas neighborhoods and we are drawn to the unique architecture and style of these houses. The character of the mid-century modern style is timeless.

Las Vegas McNeil Estates

There are also planned/cookie cutter communities but the Home Owner Association fees and Stepford Wives that live there remind me of the Truman Show movie. Yikes.

Las Vegas Summerlin 

I have been looking at decoration and furniture for our potential new house. I think white will be so pretty in this sunlit living room. I am also drawn to lilac, greys, and pinks too. To keep all this clean, I will be sure to have Mean Green on hand. This is the only cleaner I trust to do the job to clean all kinds of grease, dirt, and grime. Vegas is a very dusty place! It is the desert and when the storm picks up the sand, your house will need a nice sweeping.  I have even used Mean Green and my microfiber mop to do a quick once over the living room and it looks great.

Have you recently bought a house? Any advice for us newbies?

Share your cleaning hacks and I’ll greatly appreciate it!



Holiday House Cleaning

Holidays is the time for fun, presents, and sometimes houseguests too!  Some of you already know that we have a running joke that our place is a hotel that is always booked. It is rare that we don’t have a guest at least once a month visiting. Sometimes for one night, sometimes for weeks and even months. Family, friends, friends of friends and even furry ones too.

Keeping the house clean and in tip-top shape is not my top 3 list of priorities but it might make it somewhere in the top 10. So I am always on the lookout for new ways to accomplish this easily, quickly and efficiently. I had the opportunity this year to try THREE new household items that have now become a staple. These include Dryel, Invisible Glass, and Mean Green. #housewifelife


This cleaner and degreaser provide the strength needed for your toughest cleaning tasks while remaining gentle enough for more sensitive items. The nontoxic, nonflammable formula helps ensure safe use.

  • Tough detergents deliver heavy-duty cleaning power that’s safe for more sensitive surfaces and items.  Formulated to clean grease and soil from clothes, upholstery, and carpets, as well as engines and construction equipment.
  • Nontoxic and nonflammable to promote safe use.

I appreciate how versatile this cleaner can be and it gets the kitchen spotless in no time. It doesn’t have the harsh scent that 407 has (that what I was using before this). You can use Mean Green from fabric to concrete!


Mean Green can eliminate a greasy dinner mess with ease. Spray Super Strength directly on the food or grease splatter. Allow the product to penetrate the mess for up to 2 minutes. Wipe clean with a sponge or cloth. Then rinse thoroughly with clean water. Done!




Sinks can be a trap for food, grease and grime. Turn the nozzle to spray and generously spray the sink and fixtures. Wipe clean with a cloth or sponge. Give a quick rinse and it is clean for another day. Do not allow to dry on surface. Not recommend for aluminum fixtures.




Super strength can be used to clean countertops in the kitchen and bathroom. Okay to use full strength or diluted for light cleaning (see below for diluting suggestions). Simply spray directly on dirt, dried on food, grime, or soap scum and wipe clean with a cloth or sponge. Rinse surface with clean water. Not recommended for porous or laminated surfaces.




Super Strength will dissolve the grease buildup that collects on the stoves exhaust filter. In a sink basin, mix 8oz. Mean Green and 1 gallon of hot water and submerge the filter. Allow the filter to soak for 30 minutes. Drain the water and rinse thoroughly with hot water. With little effort there is no need to purchase a new exhaust filter. Good as new!




Super Strength cleans up drinks, food, mud, dirt, pet stains and more from your floors. Spray directly for spot cleaning or in a bucket, mix 4oz. of Super Strength to 1 gallon of warm water. Apply with mop or sponge. Not recommended for porous or laminated surfaces




Bags often leak nastiness into the bottom of the garbage can which can easily be missed when quickly replacing bags. Turn nozzle to spray and generously cover the can. Wipe or brush any areas that have any residue. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Done!




Yes, you can use Mean Green Super Strength to clean carpets, especially those high traffic areas. Always test in an inconspicuous area to ensure there is no change in color. For spot treating, spray directly on stained area. Scrub with a brush or cloth. Rinse with clean water and blot the area to remove any excess water. If using carpet cleaning equipment, replace detergent with Mean Green Super Strength. Refer to the equipment’s instructions for recommend amount of detergent. Always allow carpet to dry before walking on it.




Super Strength can make your job easier when it comes to scrubbing away soap scum. Use full strength and generously spray surface directly. Allow it to penetrate the soap scum for up to 2 minutes. Do not allow to dry. Wipe away with a coarse sponge or cloth. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Not recommended for porous surfaces, chrome or aluminum fixtures.




Let’s face it. This is not our favorite job but it has to be done. Use Super Strength to clean the outside of toilets. Turn the nozzle to spray and generously spray the outside of the toilet. Wipe clean with a paper towel. Give a quick rinse and it is clean for another day. Not recommend for aluminum fixtures or unglazed porcelain.




Who would have thought, Mean Green for laundry stains? To pre-treat stains such as food, grease, oil, dirt, blood, grass or any mystery stain, rewet the stained area with warm water. Then spray with Super Strength. Set aside for a few minutes and toss in the wash as usual. For heavily soiled laundry, add ½ cup of Super Strength with your detergent to dissolve stains.




Super Strength can be used to clean patios, outdoor furniture, concrete, vinyl fences and siding and much more. Use full strength or dilute for light cleaning (see diluting suggestions below). Simply spray directly on dirt, food, or grime, wipe clean with a cloth or sponge. Rinse surface with clean water. Not recommended for porous or laminated surfaces. Also not recommended for painted surfaces unless you are prepping the surface to be painted.




For cleaning and degreasing all your recreation equipment, hobbies and projects, inside and out. Mean Green removes the grease and grime from tools, engine parts, tires, sports gear, ATVs, lawn equipment and much more. Spray Super Strength directly on the surface to be cleaned. Wipe clean with a cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly.




In the garage there are all kinds of grease and grime on tools, engine parts, sports gear, ATVs, lawn equipment and more. Spray Super Strength directly on the surface to be cleaned. Wipe clean with a cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly.