September 18, 2014

Mornings with my Nana and Nestle

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #NuestroSabor I’m not one to brag or boast but I was the first grandchild of my papa and nana on my mom’s side which meant I got to spend a lot of alone time with them. And even when my brother and cousins were born, I was the oldest so had the responsibility of taking care of them with my grandparents. My nana and papa are the definition of grandparents. My nana was always a stay at home mom, she cooked daily and babysat the grandkids. My papa would open up his wallet when report cards came in and teach me everything about Continue Reading »

September 17, 2014

Let Sears Give More To You #MasDeLoTuyo

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Sears and Latina Bloggers Connect. All thoughts are my own. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for my family. Especially the ones in the picture above. My husband, sons and my parents. I’m always thinking of ways I can do more for them. I totally remember the first time I spoiled my parents. It was Christmas 2003, the year was so good to me in my personal and career life. The best way I could show them I appreciated them was scoring them two tickets to see the Lakers. I chose the Lakers vs. Nuggets game on December 19th – it was the first ever Kobe Bryant vs. Carmelo Anthony game. My dad Continue Reading »

September 13, 2014

Eat Anaheim: Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles / Joe’s Italian Ice

Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles in Anaheim finally opened. After two years of construction and red tape. We went to check it out on the 3rd day – the building is gorgeous. Brand new, built from the ground up. Its two story, rumored to have a bar upstairs (it wasn’t open when we went, scheduled to open the week after – should be open now) There’s even 10 hydraulic lifts for additional parking for the staff (the future yall!) And a sectioned off waiting area. If you are going for the first time, first things first – check in with the host. You know, the person at the podium with the clipboard. I saw so much confusion on the day we Continue Reading »

September 6, 2014

Refresh Your Back To School Routine

Disclosure: This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them. Back to school is overwhelming and expensive for parents. Preparing and shopping after having 2 months off is work. Getting the kids back on schedule is work. This year is special for our family – we have a senior that will be graduating next June!

September 5, 2014

Get Lost In The Sims 4 Launch

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #TheSims4 You met my alter ego, Goldie Loca last week. I like her, she’s pretty spiffy. This week, I finally got my hands on The Sims 4! Like the dork I can be, I showed up at my local Walmart to buy it on the release date. I need to bring back Goldie and start growing her family. I plan on starting her off with a few sisters and seeing where that goes. But before I get lost in the game, I staged a fun photo shoot with my family as The Sims™ cause I couldn’t resist recreating the thought bubbles! I’m Continue Reading »

September 2, 2014

Eat Anaheim: Packing House

Food Halls are what’s hot. I honestly had to see Anaheim Packing House for myself to get it. The concept is awesome. A big, open space filled with mini restaurants and communal dining areas. The building and its merchants are gorgeously designed and thoughtful. There is a good vibe created by the synergy. My love of food in Anaheim was limited to Cortina’s, Tacos San Pedro, Matiki Island Barbecue. There just wasn’t anything new, options were chain restaurants and I wasn’t a fan. Inspired by the new restaurants sprouting up in Anaheim, I am introducing my new series – Eat Anaheim. The mission – trying every restaurant at Packing District and beyond! My tips: If you can go on a weekday before noon, Continue Reading »

September 1, 2014

Circus Animal Bananas Milkshake

September. The official end of the Summer sun and the beginning of Fall fun. And the start of National Shake Month! I fancy myself to be a creator of yummy so I was up for Johnny Rockets challenge to bloggers – create a milkshake for National Shake Month! I went for tried and true kid favorites bananas and circus animal cookies. OH YES I DID! The easier, the better – I’d say this is a winner.

August 29, 2014

Create A Sim Before The Sims 4 Launch

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #TheSims4 Back in the days, maybe way way back in the days… I played The Sims™. It was right around the time the Internet was new and everything was poppin’. I have never been much of a gamer but The Sims™ was fun and a big stress reliever for me. I lived for making my home. One of my friends never stopped playing and I’m always intrigued at the characters she creates, their homes and their lives. She even started designing clothes and offers them to other players to download. So when I heard The Sims 4™ was releasing on 9/2 with smarter Sims, Continue Reading »

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.