Wednesday Wishes

Got the midweek blues? Perfect time to make some Wednesday Wishes. The idea is that the Universe is abundant,… [more]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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World Series 2012

by Claudya Martinez October 24, 2012
World Series 2012

The World Series begins today. Can you guess what team I’m rooting for?

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Getting Ready for Día de los Muertos

by Claudya Martinez October 23, 2012
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After my recent trip to LA, I came back inspired to create my very first Día de los Muertos altar. Day of the Dead is something that I’ve always appreciated aesthetically, but (although I am of Mexican descent) we never celebrated the holiday when I was growing up. Maybe it’s because it also happened to […]

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Mission Possible: No-Sand Refinishing and Lowe’s $100 Gift Card #Giveaway

by Claudya Martinez October 22, 2012
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As a Lowe’s Creative Ideas Network member I am presented with a monthly Mission Possible. October’s mission, which I chose to accept reads: Let your imagination run wild this month and use your Lowe’s gift card do whatever project you like this month. So I considered my options. I let my imagination run a few […]

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Artful Walls (Sundays In My City)

by Claudya Martinez October 20, 2012
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      You never know what mural you’ll see on the building that is on the corner of Haight and Pierce because they are always changing. I end up falling in love with a mural and feel sad when it’s gone, only to fall in love with the next. San Francisco, CA   I […]

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Kismet (Fragmented Fridays)

by Claudya Martinez October 19, 2012
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I believe in kismet or synchronicity. I’m sure you know what I mean, but just in case. Kismet and Synchronicity as defined by me: Case in point: This week I went to meet my new-to-me general practitioner. My previous doctor relocated to a new state and it was time to meet and greet my new […]

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It’s Time for Bed…#Positivismo

by Claudya Martinez October 18, 2012
Milk truck

Once upon a recent evening in East LA, a white truck roamed the neighborhood playing music and handing out milk to youngsters getting ready to start their nighttime routines. What kind of truck would do such a thing? A milk truck, my friends…un camíon de leche. You may be wondering: What was the purpose of […]

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Bringing Autumn Indoors

by Claudya Martinez October 18, 2012
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It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn…well, not really. I live in California where the weather is mild, some leaves change colors, but not all. Still that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the gorgeous colors associated with fall. Lucky for me bringing a bit of the season into my home is easy. I headed […]

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Admiring the View

by Claudya Martinez October 17, 2012
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The view from my doctor’s office. I was kid-free yesterday for a couple of hours. All I did was go to the doctor, but somehow it still felt like a mini-vacation. I have always loved spending time alone and I don’t get much of a chance to do that anymore. Solitude makes it easier to […]

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Mitt Romney Tells a Joke

by Claudya Martinez October 16, 2012
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I had a hard time titling this post. I could have called it: If Mitt Romney were Latino would he have a better chance of winning? Is Mitt Romney funny? Why Mitt Romney wishes he were Mexican In the end, I named it Mitt Romney Tells a Joke because that’s what inspired the post. Mitt […]

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My Husband is Wearing Mario Lopez’ Underwear #MaLoUnderwear

by Claudya Martinez October 15, 2012
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When the opportunity came up to get my husband into Mario Lopez’ underwear, I had to go for it and quite honestly my husband didn’t put up much of a fight. The conversation went a little something like this: Unknown Mami: Babe, how would you feel about wearing Mario Lopez’ underwear? Unknown Papi: What do […]

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