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The Tuneables~ I love Music!

It seems that my family is shaping up to be a musical family.  I couldn’t not be more happier about that.  My daddy’s familia  was full of musicians.  So it was no surprise to me when my oldest took up electric guitar and my youngest son, piano. I played the organ growing up.  Oh, yes I did!  I loved it.  Although I stopped playing in High School, I still tinker with the electrical ivories once in a while.  My husband {Read More}

Starting over with Special K {Giveaway}

Do you like Special K?  I have a love/hate relationship with Special K.  I’m just being honest here.  I love that it’s good for me and that the whole weight loss program is fantastic and very effective, but just when I think I have the hang of it… I fall off the wagon.  Then I see the commercials and I feel guilty.  It’s a cycle that I’m sure we’ve all gone through at some point in our “battle of the {Read More}

Dan-o-nino Goodness {Giveaway}

This is a sponsored post! I have another confession to make.  I don’t give my kids milk to drink.  The most they deal with leche is when they have their morning cereal. My 6yo hates milk.  He hates it so much, that my mixing it with chocolate syrup is not working anymore.  So, I’ve had to think of other forms of dairy to serve them. Cheese, I like cheese.  The kids do also, but we all know that cheese is {Read More}

Don’t Fret the Sweat!

Many of you know that I have a tween at home who is in Jr. High.   My tween is in 8th grade and he has the whole “Yeah, I’m an 8th grader” mentality .   Sure, being in 8th grade is fun.  I want him to have fun.  I also want him to realize that High School is just a year away and now is the time to buckle down and work on his grades. Cue the crickets…. Now! I {Read More}

The start of a journey…

Have you ever thought about your ancestors?   I’ve been told stories here and there about my grandparents and such.  I’ve heard stories time and time again about tias and tios and how they were raised on a ranch.  I have, what I consider, my immediate family here in the states.   My mom’s family-all except her 2 sisters- are still in Mexico. So, naturally I am close to the family I have here in Cali. After the passing of my father, {Read More}

Black Bean Salad and Chicken Tostadas!

Let’s kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with a really easy Mexican Recipe! Black Bean Salad Chicken Tostadas! This was made with Holland House Red Wine Vinegar.  We were asked to make a Receta de Mi País. Call me lazy if you want, but buying a pre-cooked chicken marinated with your favorite seasonings at the market, will make this super easy!  Tostadas with any meats of beans can offer a variety of flavors and mixing it up with your favorite toppings {Read More}

Aquarium of the Pacific to host “Baja Splash Cultural Festival!”

I bet you never thought that you could explore Latin American cultures while learning about the ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific, right? Well, continuing with our celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I wanted to tell you about a special event going on next week at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Next weekend, Sept. 24-25, 2011 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the aquarium will host its 10th annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival! This is where it gets kind of {Read More}

I knew it!!!

Today we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month.   And I could not be happier to report to you that (even though we knew all along) that someone special has come out the Hispanic closet!   See, I knew it.  We are EVERYWHERE!  The Muppets movie is set to be released this día de acción de gracias!   ¡Vamos Latinos!   This is not a paid post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

The one, the only… Miss Piggy!

If you are as young as I am, you must have been watching The Muppets the same time I was.  I would always watch with my brother on Saturday mornings.   Flash forward some few 20+ years later, I still enjoy watching them.  These guys get funnier every time.  Plus, they never seem to grow old!  Recently, I’ve had run-ins with some Muppets. Last year, I was able to see Pepe, the King Prawn, as he cooked with Cat Cora. He {Read More}

Fruits and Veggies with Nutrilite! {Giveaway}

Here is my part 2 post from the Boys and Girls club event, Positive SpoutsGarden! It’s always great to know that big company’s such as Amway/Nutrilite is more that just financially backing up vital organizations such as The Boys and Girls club.  Take a look at the video I put together! This was such an amazing event for the kids to enjoy!  And not only are they just here in California… Their mission is to plant gardens all over the {Read More}

Back to School with FritoLay! {Giveaway}

So, tell me… how was the craziness of Back to School?  For me, it was great!  My daughter was accepted into the preschool we signed up for.  She is happy as can be!  My boys are doing well, too!  We are in the 3rd week of the new school year and I am enjoying the little time I have to myself. Doesn’t it seem that, even though you prepare for Back to School, you can never prepare for the actual {Read More}

Phineas and Ferb~ Mom Discount!

If you plan on going to the Phineas and Ferb Best Live Tour show, check out this cool discount!   You can save THREE ways! 1. Print the image above. 2. If you are buying your tickets though Ticketmaster, use discount code MOM, and you can save $5 on tickets! 3. You can also call (800) 745-3000 and mention the discount code: MOM. This is not a paid post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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