Monday , 1 September 2014

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Blogust 2014 Is Here!

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Remember The Year of Three? Well, forget that! We have moved on to bigger and better ages. And with a new year comes a new Blogust! During Shot@Life’s Blogust 2014 — a month-long blog relay — some of North America’s most beloved online writers, photo and video bloggers and Shot@Life Champions will come together and share stories about Happy and ... Read More »

You Can Leave Your Hat On!

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I love hats, y’all. But, ask me when was the last time I wore one. I think my cruise to the Bahamas in 2008 might’ve been the last time I wore a couple and felt comfortable doing it. I think hats lend themselves to a certain hot-damn-ness as an accessory. Amirite? I always feel extra classy and my Mami Swagger ... Read More »

Baskets of Love and Space to Grow

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I am not entirely convinced of the commercial aspect of Valentine’s Day. Don’t get me wrong, I love love. And I love sharing the love. Which is why I have been a part of Baskets of Love for years now. The idea is simple: make baskets to show the women and children at the Women’s Residential Counseling Center (WRCC) that ... Read More »

Prayers for Jahi

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Friday into Saturday morning, I could not sleep. One of my line sisters posted this and after I read it, I knew I had to share it here. The frog princess underwent a tonsillectomy last month and my 2 Goddaughters just went through it this past week. To say I cannot imagine is an understatement. I simply ask that if ... Read More »

Blending the Old And the New

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The day my son was born was one of the proudest, most amazing days of our lives. As I watched my husband studying his namesake I thought of what the future holds for us all. Although my husband is not of Latin descent, we are both so excited to show our son where he comes from, and the wonderful things ... Read More »

Get Out the Give on #GivingTuesday

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It is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. And after black Friday and cyber Monday, don’t you feel like giving back? I know I do! Today is Giving Tuesday. And on this day, we all gather up our spirit of giving and find an organization we love and give back. Need help finding one? Well, you can check out the hashtag on ... Read More »

In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

I want to tell you about a woman today. A Mami. A passionate entrepreneur who made life changes because she wanted to spend more time with her kids. Sound familiar? It is Hispanic Heritage Month and I think that Lucelis Torres will more than qualify to be my Hero in Heels. She is the owner & director of Orlando Montessori ... Read More »

The Quiltmaker’s Gift

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I had heard of the 100 Wishes Quilt thanks to my handy dandy Red Envelope catalog. But it wasn’t until I was pregnant that I went on the hunt for one. Of course by this time, it was no longer in the catalog and I realized I could make my own and it would have more meaning. What is it? ... Read More »

The Florida Bloggers Conference (#FLBlogCon13)

On stage chatting it up as we introduced ourselves.

Saturday morning found me trekking it a whole 15 minutes to the Florida Bloggers Conference. First of all, can I tell you how happy I was at the commute? I have been in Orlando for a while and have heard of Full Sail (even reached out to them at one point when I was looking into MFA’s). But truth be ... Read More »

50 Years Later, the Same Dream

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I don’t think my words add anything to this speech. It is complete. And it is still relevant. Because we still have this same dream. Our work is not yet done. Let’s not forget that. I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of ... Read More »