Low-key Halloween: Gourds, squash + pumpkins

Low-key Halloween: Gourds, squash + pumpkins

Make this: Horchata de Melon

Make this: Horchata de Melon

Post sponsored by Gigasavvy. All opinions are my own. Exactly where in Mexico is your family from? If I had a dime for every single time I’ve been asked that, I’d have a fat stack of cash. The truth is,…

The harsh realities of raising up brown sons

The harsh realities of raising up brown sons

  Every single time my four teenage sons walk out the door of our home — the only home they’ve ever known, the place where they broke piñatas on their birthday, the place that they’ve been loved and cared for all…

Riverside Local: Kiddos 101

Riverside Local: Kiddos 101

Kiddos 101 is the kind of place I wish was around when my curious babies were little. It’s an interactive indoor play place for kids 6 and under, filled with slides, 2-story play structures, cozy reading areas, musical equipment, blocks,…

Experiencing Chicano Park in the Kia Soul EV

Experiencing Chicano Park in the Kia Soul EV

There are two things I really love in this world: San Diego and Chicano Art. The first part of this love fest started in the 70’s, when my parents moved our little family from East L.A to San Diego. We…

I love my Sherwin-Williams store #SWColorLove

I love my Sherwin-Williams store #SWColorLove

This post is brought to you by Sherwin-Williams. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The crew at my local Sherwin-Williams paint store here in Riverside know me by now. I usually bust through the glass doors a hot, frazzled mess:…

New school year, new look with JCPenney

New school year, new look with JCPenney

This post is in collaboration with JCPenney. Back to school was always an exciting time for me. I loved the idea of starting fresh. I also loved that new new. New haircut, new clothes, new shoes and the nerd in…

All things delicious | Northgate Market

All things delicious | Northgate Market

Post sponsored by Gigasavvy. All opinions are my own. You guys know how much I love a good Mexican market. If I can find a carniceria, a panaderia, a tortilleria, a floreria and freshly made agua frescas, my heart is happy….

Love letter to the 80’s on Netflix: Stranger Things

Love letter to the 80’s on Netflix: Stranger Things

This post is sponsored by Netflix. My kids and I just spent three days holed up in our living room, cuddled together on the sofa, curtains drawn, a/c blasting while the Southern California summer sun was blazing outside. Why have…

Made with love: Mexican Rice

Made with love: Mexican Rice

Disclosure: I’m a sponsored blog partner with Mirum Shopper but all opinions are my own. I consider myself a good cook — I mean, my kids don’t complain — but I fail at one very important thing: Mexican rice. Sigh….

Street Style Carne Asada Salad Bowl

Street Style Carne Asada Salad Bowl

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Society Culinaria and Flatout Flatbread. Real talk, I could eat a salad every single day. Not just because I’m trying to maintain my girlish figure but because salads are delicious. I love…