St. Jude — Finding cures. Saving children.
Gratefully 40
Sleeping Peacefully with Big Fig Mattress

St. Jude — Finding cures. Saving children.

I’m a St. Jude Blogger Ambassador. I love hearing my mom and dad tell stories about me when I was little. I was an independent, animal loving, cartoon watching, and Cabbage Patch holding kind of kid. Always smiling and playing with my cousins, I guess you can say I was a typical child. Although, my mom might say otherwise. Like all kids, I didn’t have a care in the world, other than to be a kid. This is all I could think about on my recent tour of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. No child should die in…

Gratefully 40

I’ve started this post a dozen times so far. Only to erase every word and start all over again. Maybe I was waiting for my lightbulb moment or some kind of epiphany. Wasn’t I supposed to wake up more confident? Where’s all that knowledge they talk about? I used to wonder why everyone freaked out about turning 40. Often described as the “Big 4-Oh” or being “Over the Hill”—I guess it is kind of a big deal. Never mind the birthday parties where everything is decorated in black and tombstones are used as props. Why should turning 40 signal the beginning…

Sleeping Peacefully with Big Fig Mattress

I could barely keep my heavy eyes open. The level of exhaustion was unreal. All I wanted to do was just fall into my bed and sleep. But, no. There I was on a plane for what seemed like the millionth time in a month. Actually, it was only my fourth time. I had planned a lot of traveling in the last few months…on purpose. And all I could think about as I finally headed home was sleeping in my own bed (maybe in my favorite cat PJ’s). Raise your hand if all you want in life is a good night’s rest. I…

Mother’s Day Giveaway New York & Company and St. Jude (Closed)

I’m a St. Jude Blogger. Let’s get this out in the open. I’m not the athlete I used to be. In fact, I barely work out anymore. But, that didn’t stop me from signing up to walk a 5K in Nashville, all while raising money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It just so happened that weeks after signing up, I was invited to join the St. Jude Bloggers tour. A complete coincidence and a total honor for me. I won’t go into much detail, because I’m going to write about my St. Jude experience in a future post.…

A New York Minute

Born with wanderlust in my blood, traveling gives me a freedom to be who I truly am. No it’s not perfect. In a world of delays and constraints, I don’t always get to do what I want. But sometimes, I get lucky and get invited to some pretty cool experiences. Sometimes they land me in New York City—one of my favorite urban hangouts. Even if it’s only for a few days…AKA a New York minute. My latest NYC excursion was courtesy of Kia. They sent me out to the New York Auto Show to take a peek at the all-new…

Hispanicize 2017 | Community and More

In the 9 years that I’ve been a blogger and social media influencer, there is one thing that remains constant in this space—and that is community. More than anything, I am grateful for people who not only “get” what I do, but also have the same passion for it. They offer support unlike any other because they understand. And that can be a breath of fresh air. For the past six years, I have been attending Hispanicize. This annual event is not only home to thousands of Latino trendsetters and newsmakers, but this is my community. This year, I was…

My ‘Real’ Red Carpet Tips

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with JCPenney and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Everyone will have a red carpet moment sometime in their life. This could be any kind of standout life kind of experience. One that will have you shining no matter who you’re with or where you are. And in case you’re wondering, it doesn’t always have to involve an actual red carpet. But having one doesn’t hurt. I’m just saying. Recently I was in Miami for the annual Hispancize event. Not only was I was one of their official social media…

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