Strawberry Banana Batido con Leche…Like Mami Used to Make (Recipe)

My mother taught me that batidos made with milk in the morning are a healthy, quick and delicious breakfast… [more]

Strawberry Banana Batido con Leche…Like Mami Used to Make (Recipe) Strawberry Banana Batido con Leche...Like Mami Used to Make (Recipe)

Once Upon a 6th Birthday (Sundays In My City)

Put Pie, my eldest, turned 6 last week and we celebrated with a very famous mouse. San Bruno, CA. I… [more]

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Wednesday Wishes

Well, hello mi gente! This week finds me feeling really good. Like I’ve gotten into some kind of positivity… [more]

Wednesday Wishes Wednesday Wishes

Street-Find Redo: Paint without Sanding

My cuñado found this side table that looked like it had made a run from decades past. It was on the… [more]

Street-Find Redo: Paint without Sanding Street-Find Redo: Paint without Sanding

Ceramics Class at the Randall Museum (Sundays In My City)

This actually happened on a Saturday. The Randall Museum has drop-in ceramics classes that cost all of… [more]

Ceramics Class at the Randall Museum (Sundays In My City) Ceramics Class at the Randall Museum (Sundays In My City)

3 DIY Vases for All Your Pretty Flowers

by Claudya Martinez February 10, 2014
DIY vases out of cans and jars

I’m not gonna lie to you, I may be a little smitten with these DIY painted vases I recently made out of a can, a mason jar, and an empty mayonnaise container. I made them in anticipation of all the Valentine’s Day flowers I’ll surely be getting. Ha! No, really, the truth is that I […]

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Rainy Day Joy (Sundays In My City)

by Claudya Martinez February 8, 2014
Rainy day in San Francisco

It’s raining in San Francisco, which is a good thing. California needs the rain.When I was a child, I wanted one of those clear umbrellas that you could see through. Now that I’m an adult, I have one and brings out the kid in me. I showed you mine, now show me yours. Share your […]

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Frida Kahlo (Sundays In My City)

by Claudya Martinez February 1, 2014
Frida Kahlo painted on the sidewalk

My family and I were walking around the Mission District when who do we bump into, or more like walk over, on the sidewalk? None other than Frida Kahlo herself. Viva la vida! San Francisco, CA. I showed you mine, now show me yours. Share your city/town/suburb/you name it! Think of this as a photography […]

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Where I am & Where I Want to go; What I have & What I Want #NewYearConBritax

by Claudya Martinez January 30, 2014
Dandelion wish

I don’t really make resolutions at the start of a new year. I make assessments. I reflect on where I am and where I would like to go. I think of what I have and what I would like. This year what I want is more and less. Ha! I want more free time and […]

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Go Ahead and Kick Misbehaving Parents and Their Kids Out

by Claudya Martinez January 29, 2014
Misbehaving_Parents

I absolutely hate it when people complain about children being out in certain places. I mean, I totally get that there are places children shouldn’t be like strip clubs or perhaps you may not want to take your colicky newborn to a fine dining restaurant. But places like museums or planes or your local cafe–I’m […]

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Bay Area Discovery Museum (Sundays In My City)

by Claudya Martinez January 25, 2014
Super Kids Save the World Exhibit

We were guests of the Bay Area Discovery Museum for their Super Kids Save the World exhibit, which will be there until May 11. Sausalito, CA. I showed you mine, now show me yours. Share your city/town/suburb/you name it! Think of this as a photography carnival or photography meme (with or without words) that not […]

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I’m a Mother even When I Suck at It! (Fragmented Fridays)

by Claudya Martinez January 24, 2014

This week I haven’t been on my mom game. I’ve lost my temper, been a jerk, apologized, and beat myself up over my shortcomings. I’ll get over it, but more importantly so will my kids. I haven’t been the best mom I can be, but I love my kids and I’m gonna keep on being […]

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Flash Cards for a Know-it-all

by Claudya Martinez January 22, 2014
Know it all quote

I might just maybe be thinking of a particular know-it-all in my life. Here’s to never thinking, that you’ve learned all there is to know! And if you do think you know it all…maybe, just maybe, sometimes keep some of that knowledge to yourself so you don’t drive those of us who don’t know everything […]

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San Francisco Zoo (Sundays In My City)

by Claudya Martinez January 18, 2014
Monkey

A day at the San Francisco Zoo. I showed you mine, now show me yours. Share your city/town/suburb/you name it! Think of this as a photography carnival or photography meme (with or without words) that not only lets you share your part of the world, but lets you visit other parts of the world virtually. […]

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New York Nonsense (Fragmented Fridays)

by Claudya Martinez January 17, 2014
American Apparel mannequins with pubic hair

I used to dream of visiting New York, then in 2001 I was lucky to visit for the very first time in my life. I went in May, months before the awfulness that would occur in September, and I fell in love. I’ve been fortunate that life has brought me back to New York on […]

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