Category: lifestyle

My Red Carpet Look with JCPenney

My Red Carpet Look with JCPenney

I flew out to Miami to experience Hispanicize and the 2017 TECLA Awards. What was waiting for me? A glamorous afternoon of being styled for the Tecla’s, complete with hair and makeup did at JCPenney. For this mama who spends most of her days in front of a computer wearing joggers, slides and a bun, this was way out of my comfort zone.

Make your underarms soft + smooth

Make your underarms soft + smooth

I love my brown skin, my melanin. I got it from my Mama who is morenita and my Pops who has a burnt umber tint to his skin thanks to his Mescalero Apache roots. My brown skin is who I am. But sometimes, my skin and my underarms need some extra love.

Not just for kids: Boogie Wipes + dairy detox

Not just for kids: Boogie Wipes + dairy detox

One Whole30 detox symptom that reared its ugly head once again had to do with my nose, in the form of the crunchiest, stickiest boogers on the walls of my nose. Withdrawing from dairy is no joke, guys. Boogie Wipes were a lifesaver for this round of Whole 30.

California coastin’ in the Kia Sportage

California coastin’ in the Kia Sportage

The beauty of California never ceases to amaze me. I’ve lived here my entire life and I never grow tired of its majesty. I recently had the chance to drive a 2017 Kia Sportage SX for a week so naturally,…

RIP Carrie Fisher | First Princess in the Galaxy

RIP Carrie Fisher | First Princess in the Galaxy

2016, you are so savage. Carrie Fisher is gone, a massive heart attack took what us little girls in the late 1970’s have always known as our first princess in the galaxy. We didn’t have Mulan or Princess Jasmine or…

Daughter, your hair is beautiful

Daughter, your hair is beautiful

Teach your daughter to love her hair. It’s my job as a mama to celebrate her beauty, to teach her to be strong & love all aspects of herself. Even her hair.

Airbnb: Our Earthy Cabin in Santa Barbara

Airbnb: Our Earthy Cabin in Santa Barbara

I was an Airbnb virgin. I finally got to remedy the situation a couple of weeks ago in Santa Barbara. My friend Nicole’s viejo (old man) plays bass for Morrissey (yes, that Morrissey) and they were set to perform at the Santa…

Halloween time: S’mores + fire pit ghost stories

Halloween time: S’mores + fire pit ghost stories

Let’s talk about everything you need to create a cozy spot around the fire pit for those family Halloween hangs: candles, fluffy pillows, a cozy fire and S’mores. Let the ghost stories begin!

Soccer mom life + the Hyundai Santa Fe

Soccer mom life + the Hyundai Santa Fe

I love to watch my kids play soccer but I want my old life back. The life I had when I could sleep in on Saturdays. My weekends were wide open — those were the good old days. The days…

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…