DIY: Mexican Serape Pillows

DIY: Mexican Serape Pillows

Sneaking in Mama “Me Time” with Netflix

Sneaking in Mama “Me Time” with Netflix

I need ya’ll to tell the truth. Especially the mamas. How on Earth do you sneak in time to watch all of your favorite Netflix shows? With the kids around alllllll summer long — all up in my business 24/7 — finding a moment of quiet solitude to watch those non-child friendly shows can seem freaking impossible. But it’s necessary. Sometimes we just need a moment to relax.

How Summer Fruit Taught Me About Baby Products

How Summer Fruit Taught Me About Baby Products

There is nothing like the smell of a freshly bathed baby. Hold that baby close and take a deep, luxurious inhale of their sweetness. I do believe this is why I had six children — I couldn’t get enough of that baby smell! Of course, I had the usual mom concern about the safety of the products I was using on my baby’s tender skin. I spent a lot of time in the shopping aisle, doing my best not to freak out as I trying to decipher the labels. It was so confusing.

Frida Kahlo: Come Forth As Gold Show

Frida Kahlo: Come Forth As Gold Show

Let’s celebrate Frida Kahlo’s birthday in July with a Frida-inspired art show at Shop Mi Vida in Highland Park. The day is finally here! Months of working on these pieces and I’m so excited for you all to see them….

Balancing Motherhood + a Creative Life

Balancing Motherhood + a Creative Life

This season of my life has me creating art. I’ve had to shift the gears of my creative mind. For years, I’ve been used to working at night, under the cover of the moon, sleeping children finally quiet in their…

Mmmmm, Ceviche: Tostadas de Camarón

Mmmmm, Ceviche: Tostadas de Camarón

As the weather heats up and my kids are home from school, one of my go-to meals to feed my family is ceviche. Ceviche is God’s gift to our taste buds. Fish, shrimp, lobster, crab, abalone, octopus — it’s what seafood heaven tastes like. If you haven’t tried ceviche before, I don’t know if we can be friends. Ceviche is a seafood dish that is tossed in citrus juices that “cook” the fish.

Self-love + the off the shoulder style trend

Self-love + the off the shoulder style trend

Every woman has their favorite body part, that flash of skin they aren’t shy about showing. When you have long-standing body issues, this can be a love/hate situation. As women, we have so much emotion tied to our body and…

Make a Splash: Great Wolf Lodge So Cal

Make a Splash: Great Wolf Lodge So Cal

My kids must be part fish. They love to swim and frolic in the water. Ocean, lake, river, swimming pool — they don’t discriminate. Throw in some tall water slides and a lazy river and they are happy as can be. When I told my daughters we were going to be guests at Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove to celebrate Dia de Los Niños, they were so pumped.

Make Art with Sherwin-Williams

Make Art with Sherwin-Williams

For years I’ve gone the usual route and used nothing but fine artist paints — you know, the stuff that comes in a tube or a pint. Sometimes it’s hard to break out of that fine art mindset — I guess you can call me bougie that way. Hah. Recently, I noticed some really cool murals in Southern California that were being painted with interior acrylic latex paint, the kind traditionally used to paint walls. That’s when I decided to collaborate with Sherwin-Williams and create some art for National Painting Week.

To All the Mothers: This Body Has

To All the Mothers: This Body Has

To all the women whose life has been transformed by motherhood, please watch this video. Happy Mother’s Day!

Tweens + Clear Skin with Clean & Clear

Tweens + Clear Skin with Clean & Clear

My daughter is in raging tween mode and she’s suddenly very aware of her skin. “I don’t want zits, mama!” She has lamented on more than one occasion. She has four teenage brothers, so she is well versed in zits. I remind her not to stress about it (stress equals more zits!) and I encourage her to take care of her skin by keeping it clean every day.