DIY: Mexican Serape Pillows

DIY: Mexican Serape Pillows

National Painting Week is coming May 19th

National Painting Week is coming May 19th

For the past five years, Sherwin-Williams has dedicated an entire week to the power of color to transform rooms, homes and communities. National Painting Week kicks off May 19th and I’m happy to announce I’m one of the DIY bloggers…

Basking in summer with Target

Basking in summer with Target

To me, summer means family. Backyard hangs with the people I love. Bonfires at the beach. Chips and salsa by the pool. Road trips. Staying cool. Soaking up all that glorious melanin. Bronze-y skin. Loose curls. Maxi dresses and sandals….

Art Hustling in the Mazda3

Art Hustling in the Mazda3

I recently ventured out and did something I’ve been wanting to do for years: I made prints of my original artwork to sell. It may sound like a small thing but trust me, being a mother with a large family…

Trigger warning: Mama, please defend your daughters

Trigger warning: Mama, please defend your daughters

I was eleven years old. I know it was summer because I was wearing a black one-piece bathing suit and my hair was wet. We’d spent the day at the lake with my cousins, my aunts and uncles. It was…

Why 13 Reasons Why Gave Me Heart Palpitations

Why 13 Reasons Why Gave Me Heart Palpitations

I just finished watching 13 Reasons Why on Netflix last week and it was a lot. I am the mama to five teenagers. That’s right, five — count ’em. I have a 13-year-old daughter and four sons age 15, 16, 18 and 19. Pray for me. It’s a miracle I’m still alive to tell this tale.

Creative Entrepreneurs: Own Your Vision

Creative Entrepreneurs: Own Your Vision

I’ve spent the last eleven years of my life being a writer. It’s what pays the bills, it’s what keeps this site happening on the innanets. Some days, though, I feel like I’ve written all the words I have inside…

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.

Camping in the desert with KOA

Camping in the desert with KOA

When I was a kid, we went camping every summer. Aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, grandparents, friends — we piled into our trucks and campers and made the trek to the beach, the mountains or the desert. I looked forward to…

Netflix: Grace and Frankie is back

Netflix: Grace and Frankie is back

I’m so happy that my favorite pair of senior citizen ladies are back on Netflix with 13 hilarious episodes. Grace and Frankie is about two women who find out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been having a romantic affair for the last 20 years.

It’s never too early to talk to your kids about money

It’s never too early to talk to your kids about money

Sometimes leading by example is not enough. It’s never too early to talk to your children about money: saving, being financially savvy with your purchases and planning for the future. The “Money Talk” can boost their financial confidence and preparedness for the future.