DIY Life | Why you should make your space beautiful

DIY Life | Why you should make your space beautiful

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…

Modern Art 4 Kids: Found Object Sculpture

Modern Art 4 Kids: Found Object Sculpture

I don’t like creepy things but I do love baby doll heads. Not the actual dolls themselves. Just their heads. Hah. My daughters are now 11 and 12 so they are sadly past the doll stage. This means I came…

Halloween Classic on Netflix: From Dusk Till Dawn

Halloween Classic on Netflix: From Dusk Till Dawn

Confession time: I hate horror films. It probably has everything to do with the fact that my Pops traumatized me at the age of 6 by making me watch Night of the Living Dead with him and my little brother….

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…

How I know I’m truly comfortable in my brown skin

How I know I’m truly comfortable in my brown skin

My mama sent me this heavy black and beige Mexican serape poncho with a big Aztec calendar emblazoned on the front. “I figured you could make some pillows out of it,” she said, remembering the diy serape pillows I made a while…

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…

The humble pie of motherhood

The humble pie of motherhood

I’m sitting in a sun-drenched patio and I’m trying to find a sliver of shade so I can stop squinting. I’m pouring my heart out to an old friend, talking about struggles with my teenage son. Name all of the…

All things Disney on Netflix

All things Disney on Netflix

If you are obsessed with Disney films like my kids were growing up, then you’ll be happy to know that Disney is releasing more and more titles to Netflix.

Talking about homebirth with Super Mamás

Talking about homebirth with Super Mamás

I had heard so many good things about the Super Mamás podcast, which is a weekly broadcast where sisters Bricia and Paulina Lopez sit down and talk about all things motherhood, sharing their knowledge with other moms — both new, expecting and…