All About that Family Trip to Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe

Ensenada beach hot springs

I so needed a vacation and some real, real quality time with my girl and husband after the crazy, beautiful amazingness that was #WeAllGrow Summit. My girl’s spring break was three weeks after #WeAllGrow, so I blocked off the whole week so we could take off as a family on a border-crossing roadtrip. El Valle […]

Rocking “Me” Days at SXSW Interactive

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For the last five years I’ve been trying to make it out to SXSW Interactive. But truth is the thought always overwhelmed me and I was intimidated to tackle it all on my own. It felt too big, too complicated, too party-ish, too expensive, but every year I would say, “Next year for sure.” So […]

When Was the Last Time You Took a ‘ME Day’?

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You know you crave it all the time: a whole day when you get to do just what you want to do. For real. A day when you call the shots without thinking about what anyone needs, wants or expects from you. What that day looks like can take many forms for each of us, […]

Latin Inspired Fashion Flavors

Latin fashion and design

I can’t help it. I’m just always attracted to anything with that special Latin flavor, be it food, fashion, books or music. Está en mi sangre. I need the colors, the textures, the flavors, the sounds that remind me of the culture I grew up in and will always be the essence of who I am.

Celebrating My Friendpreneurs

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Vaya, ahora sí que me pasé con lo perdida! Life has been happening really fast and furious these days and all my posts get written in my head because I still haven’t found how to download those directly to this here blog.  Brain to blog in its pureness. How beautiful would that be? One of […]

What Inspires You?

Coffee-Mate David Bromstad designs

Is there really a precise moment, an accurate happening, a muse of sorts that brings forth the clarity for a moment of creation or is it just a letting go and a channeling of thoughts / wisdom /sounds /colors that just need to come out? Kind of like those free-flowing moments when you write without thinking or judging. And maybe there it is, my definition of “inspiration” — a moment on non-judgement of your creative being.

The Day She Was a Flower Girl

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Camila is obsessed with love, relationships and marriage. The first wedding I took her to was my sister’s in Houston. She was almost four years old but still remembers to this day most of the ceremony in detail. The dress, the kiss, the music, the flowers and the flower girl. Oh, the flower girl. That’s what […]

I Can Be a Mermaid, Yes I Can

coffee-mate #takebackvanilla Latina bloggers

If you want to live an eventful, always surprising and changing life, think about becoming a blogger. I’m collaborating with Coffee-mate for the rest of the year and they are certainly keeping it full of surprises. This month the conversation is all about how we need to #TakeBackVanilla, changing the social conversation from “vanilla is […]

Free Flow: Patience Dims

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My days go by so fast with running a start up and a home that my brain has a hard time calming down at the end of the day to structure all the posts that are constantly running through my head. Bloggers, you know what I mean right? I’m so not the only one writing […]