Category: holidays

Riverside Local: Mission Inn Festival of Lights

Riverside Local: Mission Inn Festival of Lights

I’ve raised my family in Riverside for the past twenty years and every year, we’ve headed to downtown Riverside and enjoying the Mission Inn’s Festival of Lights. So many happy memories of bundling up my boys with puffy jackets and…

DIY Painted Concha Christmas Ornaments

DIY Painted Concha Christmas Ornaments

What are the holidays without sweet treats? When the family gets together, I love to see the familiar pink box filled with delicious Mexican sweet bread, or pan dulce. Conchas are my favorite (elotes come in a close second). Pink…

Celebrating Christmas | Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Celebrating Christmas | Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

As a Southern California native, visiting Disneyland was a  yearly event. When I was a little girl, I couldn’t even sleep the night before because the excitement and anticipation was so great. Teenage years at the park meant looking for…

For Cold Brew Coffee Lovers

For Cold Brew Coffee Lovers

My husband tells me I am a difficult person to shop for but I don’t believe it. If you pay close attention to what a person likes, then you’ve won half the battle of gift-giving. I guess the key is being…

Holiday DIY: Paint a Festive Front Door

Holiday DIY: Paint a Festive Front Door

Nothing says “welcome to our home” than a freshly painted front door. It’s the first thing your guests see as they enter in. My door was such a basic Becky — a boring old wooden door that was this way…

Winter Wonderland Vibes: Winter Fest 2016

Winter Wonderland Vibes: Winter Fest 2016

I don’t know about you but my December calendar is already packed with so much good stuff it’s hard to pick and choose. So many celebrations, so many tamales to make, so many wonderful things to do with my family….

DIY: Painted Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

DIY: Painted Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

One of my favorite things to do as a kid was making salt dough ornaments. It was our first Christmas in San Diego and I was in kindergarten. I remember my teacher helping me roll out the dough, putting just…

Halloween Style Challenge: Harvest mantle

Halloween Style Challenge: Harvest mantle

For the second year in a row, I had the pleasure of working with Home Depot on their Halloween Style Challenge. This is how the challenge works: they send me a big box full of cool Halloween goodies and with…

When words fail, send a Christmas card

When words fail, send a Christmas card

A lovely greeting card can speak kindness and peace where awkward words cannot this Christmas season. To me, the holidays are about family. It doesn’t really matter how many presents are under the tree (with 13 grandchildren in the family,…

Doing good as a parent during the holiday season

Doing good as a parent during the holiday season

At Christmastime, it’s not about how many presents are under the tree, it’s about doing good as a parent and realizing your kids are happy and they love you.