Celebrate Cantinflas

Sometimes you get caught up in life that you forget to consciously schedule time for fun.  Or you schedule fun in but you flake. I’ll admit, I have my days. But August is my birthday month and with Leo season in full effect, I wanted to do thangs and cross things off my life list. I was stoked to get an invite from Latina Bloggers Connect to check out a private screening of Cantinflas and lunch at Loteria Grill. A memory that I owe to Cantinflas is hanging out at a friends house when I was a kid and watching with her grandma. Her grandma didn’t speak English, I didn’t speak Spanish. But I quickly caught on how Cantinflas is for everyone, he Continue Reading »

August 24, 2014

I’m Going To Knott’s Scary Farm

It’s official, I’m going to Knott’sScary Farm and there’s no getting out of it.  I don’t know what I was thinking when I said yes, I haven’t been since I was 18.  That’s 21 years ago.  I scare easy in my old age.  Does fear come with aging or it comes with having kids?  I don’t know but I’m freakin’ tf out!  I attended a #ScaryFarm photo walk last year, it was in the day but still totally terrifying.

August 21, 2014

Swimming Is The Funnest Sport

Disclosure: This event was sponsored by USA Swimming.  All thoughts are my own. Swimming is the funnest sport in our family.  But we only compete with each other.  My kids have never said no to pool time and I honestly never really thought of it as a team sport.  It turns out that I’m included in the statistics – 80% of families don’t consider continuing in the sport of swimming after their child has taken swim lessons yet 95% (me included) still take their child swimming for fun.

On Being A Denny’s Ambassador

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Denny’s. All thoughts are my own. One of the best decisions I’ve made in my blogging career is working with Denny’s.  I knew the brand is so much more than food from the vibe I got from their Twitter account (& their website is pretty spiffy – flashback to Atari right now).  This is one of my favorite tweets.  Not only cause of the bacon reference but for pop culture value.  Denny’s knows what’s cool and goes with it.

August 15, 2014

Slow Cooker Spicy Ropa Vieja Recipe

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.   I ordered lechon and everyone at the table ordered ropa vieja.  I questioned my choice, maybe I made the wrong decision.  We were all in Miami for a conference and to celebrate my first time in South Beach, I wanted to eat at a Cuban restaurant.  I just had to cross another thing off my life list.  When our plates arrived, my bff Ruby insisted I try some of her ropa vieja.  It was delicious but I couldn’t just take over her food.  I happily shoved my face but kept thinking about their ropa vieja.

August 13, 2014

T-Mobile Free Data for Life at Walmart

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. Try explaining to a two year old that the family tablet is only WiFi and we can’t just connect everywhere.  Stuck in the perpetual WiFi zone like bees in the trap.  When we bought our family tablet earlier this year, I couldn’t justify paying for all of our cellphones, home internet and internet for the tablet.  So we settled cause we needed one and even though it would help me out so much when we’re out and about, waiting in line at amusement parks and oh, traveling.  It wasn’t until I started doing back to school shopping, I found out T-Mobile and Continue Reading »

August 11, 2014

Sending FROZEN Fun to Texas

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #CollectiveBias I wanted to do something special for my niece Mila.  This Summer she welcomed a new baby sister and will start Kindergarten.  Two huge milestones for a kid!  We finally got to spend time with her during our family trip to TX in June and she’s so lovely.  Her mama, my niece Letty is doing an amazing job raising her!  So any chance to shop for girls, I’m all over it.  I love shopping for my boys but shopping for girls is so much cooler.  Girls get the best clothes and toys.  Don’t you ever just wonder why that is!

Hello 39!

Hello 39! I always thought of myself as one of those girls who would dread turning 40 but I’m not.  I started to fall in love with myself in my 30s and at 39, I’m finally in love with me.  Loving yourself sounds like an easy concept but it took work.  I had anger issues when I was a teenager and finally worked through them in my late-20s.  My anger stemmed from having strict parents combined with them moving away from our family, being a latchkey kid and growing up in badass Long Beach, CA in the 90s. Reading The Four Agreements changed my life.  It is simple: be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions Continue Reading »