Monday, July 17


I'm not sure what inspired me today, but I felt like writing here.  Maybe because it's been so long.
Maybe because I have just slightly more time on my hands these days. Maybe because I missed it.

So, we live in Colorado beautiful LA...will always be casa but new experiences and new opportunities, it's not right to say no to.

Jeremiah will be starting his senior year of high school, he still likes chocolate milk.
And gaming.  Someone tell me how to reduce the gaming and increase the schoolwork!?!?!

He's a good kid. That does pretty well in all he does.  He won't ever admit it....but he has a pretty cool mom, bringing up a kid as cool as he is :)

And he handled our transition from California to Colorado. He misses how colorful LA is, with all the cultures, and swag :) of coarse (I miss it too),  but he's made good friends here, and I'm proud of how well he has done.

Audrey has a big part of her hair missing on the back of her head.  It's noticeable and it's Franks fault. He put slime in her hair. And I tried everything. Soap, water baby oil. The scissors finally did the trick.
She has her best cousin close by to play with.  She loves her school.  She reminds me of California sometimes, "mom, remember when we used to...... in California". I do.

Frank had sports class today. It's his second class and cried twice and has been shy, and has refused to participate. Which is weird, because he is not shy at all at home. And he loves the ball.
But, he's Frank. A tiny little bit antisocial, takes him a bit to warm up.  Just like it took him a bit to warm up to school here.  But I know he can do it.  I'm the mom on the sideline with my boy attached to my leg because he's too shy to go out there. Advice? Both Audrey and Jeremiah have never been shy about participating in group activities, which is proof again, that every one of our babies is different. And that we love them just the way they are.

As for me, I'm here. I have found some pretty yummy restaurants out here. But no taco truck:/ And no pupusas:/ Kip and I have been drinking a little bit of beer, because Colorado has so many breweries. It's only right. 

I need a pedicure, and my hair done.  And can now say I have driven in a snow storm. In my minivan.
I sent a picture of a dress I was thinking of buying, which is pretty sexy (maybe too much) to my best friend back home the other day. I asked her if it was too revealing for me to wear.

She answered.  "You are never going to be this young again, buy the dress!"
I did.

Sunday, June 30

easy summer

It was a really good weekend. Saturday we had a party here at home to celebrate Audrey's 5th birthday, she had such a great time... first thing she said to me this morning "that was the best birthday party ever!" (pictures soon).

This morning we stayed in pajamas till late, cleaned up after yesterday's party and checked out all the fun presents she received.

We spent the hot afternoon visiting friends, grilling goodies and splashing in their pool. All of us in the mood of summer. We each brought food and drinks to share and I think this is my favorite part of summer.

Something so simple as getting together in the backyard,  spending time with family, sharing a drink with friends and eating all the simple yet delicious foods of summer can remind you how thankful you are for being here, and having the chance to live another summer.

I love how easy it is to feel satisfied with a dish of fresh salads and fruits... add a chicken breast or hot dog on the grill and it makes a dish extra special.

Fresh & Easy sent us a gift card to help us enjoy the freshness of food this summer.  It's one of my favorite places to shop because of how easy it is to grab something good for my family to eat.  Their ready made dishes and ingredients are always fresh and it's always nice not having to worry about artificial colors or flavors. Iv'e bragged about Fresh & Easy to you before....not only do they make weeknight dinners a whole lot easier...they make summer grilling a lot of fun.

We packed our bag high with fruit, lemonade, a yummy salad, chips and everything we needed to grill with friends.  For dessert we chose ice cream, they have the yummiest ice cream!

I hope your weekend was as much fun as ours!!!

I have a Fresh & Easy coupon to share with you (expires July 7th), it will make your summer grilling extra yummy!

PS. There are no plans to close any portion of Fresh & Easy, not sure who the knew owner will be...but it's definitely staying open!  This makes me really happy!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


  I sit with feet swinging in the water, watching Audrey splash water in all directions, baby Frank sits on my lap sucking on a soggy potato chip. 
The kids don't have school tomorrow, no summer camp, no playdate or anything at all planned.  They might watch a little too much TV or eat too many popsicles. 
And I feel free. 
It's summer. 

Friday, May 17

Juanes in Concert (Weekend Giveaway)

Disclosure: Brisk Iced Tea is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me. I received no type of compensation. This program is not administered or sponsored by Brisk Iced Tea or its affiliates, but solely by Culture Mami. 

Hola queridas! The weekend is here and I'm really happy to start it out with an awesome giveaway! 

Brisk Iced Tea has partnered with Grammy award-winning, Colombian singer-songwriter, Juanes to support his 2013 U.S. Loud & Unplugged Tour. Through this partnership I'm giving one lucky Culture Mami mami in the Los Angeles area the chance to see Juanes live in concert!

This is perfect for you LA area mom's in need of a mom's night out with a girlfriend, sister or a date night with hubby. I'm in need of one! :)

The Giveaway!
One of you will win a Bold Brisk Bag that includes: 
two priority tickets to Los Angeles Juanes concert (May 25th at the Nokia Theatre),
an autographed Juanes poster, and a $50 Amex gift card. 

LA moms, if you were a Bold Brisk flavor....which one would you be? 

I would definitely be a Lipton Brisk Raspberry Iced Tea, because I love the word Raspberry in Spanish... Frambuesa.

To enter leave a comment letting me know your flavor, I'll pick a winner on Monday, May 20th, email you if you are the winner and have Brisk send you the Bold Brisk Bag!

For a second chance to win, share this giveaway on twitter with the hashtag #AlEstiloBrisk ... and leave a comment letting me know you did. 


*contest in now closed. Lex @laprimera won the Bold Brisk Bag by random drawing. Congrats!

Monday, May 13

Kate Spade South of the Border

Kate Spade South of the Border

It's like 100º in Pasadena today! Ahh! I'm in a tank top, shorts and sandals.... and very much feeling all these summer accessories.
Paletas, colores..and a bottle opener necklace. All summer must haves. (:

Friday, March 29

Aveeno is throwing a twitter party...and you're invited

I always have fun at these...and hope you can come and hang out with us as we chat all things beauty and skincare.  I along with some most fabulous ladies will be hosting the twitter party and introducing you (if you aren't in love already) to their Aveeno Active Naturals skin care line. 

I've gotten a chance to try all these products myself and can't wait to share my thoughts and answer any questions while we talk all things Aveeno.

Some of my favorites:

I wear this daily. It blends away my imperfections and protects my skin from the sun.  It's a must if you live in sunny weather. I'm pretty happy with being able to moisturize, add a little color and protect my skin from the sun all at the same time. It's a time saver...something that is always appreciated. 

Call me lazy but I love me some cleansing pads. I really dislike the clean my makeup off wash my face dry my face routine... I usually leave that for the shower. These pads are soap-free, oil-free and hypoallergenic, they are good at removing the oil, dirt and makeup after a night at work or a day running around after the kids yet still sensitive enough for my skin. Another time saver!!

This oatmeal based lotion always leaves my skin soft. Audrey and I both suffer from eczema (mine gets really bad when I'm stressed) and this really helps with the itchiness and dryness. I also love using it at work after all the frequent hand washing I do. 

Are you using Aveeno? We would love to hear about your experience!

Make sure to follow the hosts @chicanol @clubdelasdiosas @mamaholistica @mejoramihogar @mom2miahaudrey and @naturalmentmama along with moderators @LBConnect and @laflowers

Three winners will win a $150 prize pack filled with Aveeno products and a gift card!

Can't wait to see you at #AveenoActiveNaturals twitter party,  
Marcela xoxoxo


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