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Tortillas & Salt – #MyHeroIs

Disclosure: I am a member of the OM Media Network I receive products and occasionally promotional fees. I do not promise positive reviews and all opinions are my own. There are heroes everywhere if youContinue reading

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It's okay to be a #chingona Photo courtesy of the #WWE

So You Wanna Be a Chingona?

Disclosure: I am a member of the #WWEMoms.  The opinions expressed here are my own, as is the cursing and the Spanglish. I am, as always myself.#WWEMoms If you grew up Chicana in L.A., youContinue reading

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Sugar Cookie Ornaments & the Scents of Christmas Past

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. It’s the holiday season and we’re excited in my home. Southern California won’t have a white Christmas, butContinue reading

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Pasta, Animated via Droid

Disclosure: I am a member of the Verizon Wireless Lifestyle Program which gives me free access to mobile technology and other benefits.  The opinions expressed here are my own, as is the cursing and theContinue reading

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Drought in California

Disclosure: The California Farm Water Coalition invited me on the tour at their expense with the exception of our rental car (our choice). That tour inspired but did not influence me in this series of posts.Continue reading

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Crea Futuro

One of the things I love about Latinos is that entrepreneurial spirit. Whether it be selling oranges or flowers on the roadside, opening up a restaurant, designing an app or working out of their backyardContinue reading

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It's okay to be a #chingona Photo courtesy of the #WWE

Girl Power!

Growing up, I was definitely NOT empowered. I was shy and retiring (don’t laugh, it’s true!).  I was afraid to meet people or talk, so much so that my kindergarten teacher in the early ’60sContinue reading

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My grandfather after losing my grandmother.

The Storyteller

My grandfather, Papa Chava, had an amazing life.  It was a difficult one sure, but he lived through incredible times and had many stories to tell.  Maybe it was from him that I learned myContinue reading

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Luna, Lunera…Lunar New Year

I was born straddling two cultures, so it’s no wonder that I’m pretty comfortable absorbing all the culture around me in my city.  My mother, a Mexican Catholic married a WASP whose family ties harkenedContinue reading

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EllieCat and Gina (taken  by Ellie)

Game Day!

“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.”  ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Game day dawned bright and sunny. Unseasonably warm for Northern California in November, it was perfection for Ellie andContinue reading

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