DIY Life | Why you should make your space beautiful

DIY Life | Why you should make your space beautiful

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…

Netflix: Cuddle Game Too Strong

Netflix: Cuddle Game Too Strong

I spent the Thanksgiving holidays at home with my babies doing absolutely nothing but snuggling on the sofa, eating leftovers (my mama’s stuffing is to die for) and watching Netflix. Why do I feel so guilty? Doing thangs and crossing…

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…