Things I Like This Week & Fun Links: Hubby Is Back!


This week has been a bit different because my hubby was out of town. He is back today. I didn’t make evening plans this week. I usually go to one or two outings every week, perhaps an event, dinner with a friend, a movie screening, or a facial. Not this week. I was caring for Alessandra on my own. I enjoyed the time I spent with her. We followed our weekly routine as much as possible. I worked late into the night on several occasions, which was hugely gratifying, but I must admit, Continue reading

Weekend Fun & Links

The weekend has arrived! What are you up to? This week has been a busy one – with Fashion Week San Diego and I also went to the movie screening of Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck. We really liked the movie, it’s suspenseful and has a good story line! I am looking forward to going to a friend’s birthday party and to my nieces Quinceañera this weekend! Can’t believe she is 15, how time flies! Love this little girl, who is now a teenager, it has been a honor to see her grow up. I am looking forward to many more years of seeing her accomplishments, being her proud auntie, and simply spending time with her! We are getting glammed up for her big party! It will be nice to see my aunts, grandmother, uncles, cousins, and the entire family!! I’ll share pics on my Facebook and Instagram. Hope you have  wonderful weekend!! Here are a few links from the web: fashion, beauty, events, tips, and simply fun!



Have you or your children selected a Halloween costume yet? The top costumes for 2014.

Glad ombre hair is still in, it is less maintenance than doing my highlights often. Plus, my hair feels healthier!

Are you wearing pink this month? It’s breast cancer awareness month. Cute ideas on wearing more pink.

Want to dress up your pet like your baby? And, let your pet entertain the baby while wearing the costume? Watch this funny video.

Tips for looking refreshed, even if you don’t get a good night’s sleep.

Fashion Week San Diego continues until Sunday – you can still go, here are the details. I posted about the Runway Show here.

Like your daily cup of joe? Have you tried Cuban coffee? See how it’s made – video. I had it in Miami, it’s strong!

If you live in San Diego and like Dora and Friends, here’s an event you may want to attend – on Sunday, Oct 12.

He finally got married…..George Clooney. They looked so happy! Yay George & Amal!

Mana de San Diego is having their 2014 Latina Success Conference, Oct 11 – you can still register! I plan to attend. Hope to see you there!

The movie I saw this week: Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck! A suspenseful, good movie! The ending was unexpected! In theaters now.  I may suggest you see it with a girlfriend….see movie trailer and you may understand why, ha!

Westfield Plaza Bonita posted the Fiesta Mexicana pictures – they have events throughout the year, here’s a sample of how nice their events are! Most of the events are free (free admission)!

Weekend Fun & Links

Hope you had a nice week! Any highlights? This week I got to visit my sis and nephews mid-week, which was a treat! My nephew is on fall break from school, so their schedules are a bit more relaxed this week. They are adorable! Kids grow so fast, it seems each time I see them they are a few inches taller. One of them has a loose tooth. I am waiting for the “smile with a window” pic when it falls out 🙂

This weekend, I am looking forward to visiting my sis-in-law & nieces/nephew. We plan to go for a walk by the lake and catch up.  I will also be volunteering for Mana de San Diego (a non-profit),  at their exhibitor table at Westfield Plaza Bonita’s Mexican Fiesta event. It should be a great event, with mariachi, entertainment, prizes, & food! The Marketing Director, Javier Tirado, at Westfield Plaza Bonita does a wonderful job organizing  events. He’s a pro, and his events are always fun and successful!

What are you up to this weekend? I’ll post pics from my weekend on Facebook & Instagram, if you’d like to see them there.

Here are some links from the web: fun, interesting, beauty, health, tips, and more! If you have links you suggest I include next week – send them in the comments or Facebook, include #weekendlinks.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!



Decorate pumpkins, without carving. / Decora calabazas sin cortarlas.

Want to take a cruise in the fall? Affordable cruises – compares cruise lines! / Cruceros a precios razonables.

If you are a fan (like me!): 50 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sex And The City. / 50 Cosas que Probablemente No Sabías Sobre Sex And The City. 

New Sally Hansen gel nail polish I want to try – does not require UV/LED light. May try to replace my current gel manicure procedure. / Nueva pintura de uñas de gel que quiero probar.

Great & simple way to organize beauty products – in mason jars. / Organiza productos de belleza en frascos.

If you like oatmeal (I do) – easy way to make it overnight. / Si te gusta la avena – manera sencilla de prepararla la noche anterior. 

I have done this before: Why You Shouldn’t Drink Warm Bottled Water (if bottle was left in car in warm weather) / Por que no debes tomar agua en botellas que han estado expuestas al calor.  

Staying Fit: Get the most out of your walk – simple tips. / Sacale mayor provecho a tu caminata.

Fall scented candle I’ve been enjoying at home. / Vela de otoño que estoy disfrutando en casa.

Interested in attending a good women’s conference? Mana de San Diego’s Conference, October 11. / Conferencia Mujeres de Exito de Mana de San Diego, 11 de octubre.

New movie I am looking forward to seeing, based on a book, stars Ben Affleck (cutie) / Película nueva que estoy anticipando ver, basada en un libro, estelarizada por Ben Affleck.

DVD movie I watched on Netflix Online – it was entertaining & funny (stars Jason Bateman & Mila Kunis) / Película en DVD Netflix que vi, entretenida y cómica.

For my Spanish reading friends, my latest column Vida y Estilo Latina in El Latino Newspaper / Mi columna Vida y Estilo Latina mas reciente en Periódico El Latino.

Weekend Fun


This week flew by! What are your plans for the weekend? My husband is preparing for a hunting trip, so I’ll be spending some time with him in his man cave 🙂 I also plan to spend time with our kitties and hopefully relax like Blackie does. He loves to lay by the window and get some sun. I think he enjoys the view from our patio more often than we do! I will also do some reading and catch up on my magazines. Once they start getting stacked on the coffee table, it is time to go through them. Hope you have a nice weekend!

Here are some links from the web – some are fun, some are yummy, some made me reflect, others are just cute! Hope they make you smile.


I would have loved to have one of these dolls when I was growing up. Would you buy one? / Me hubiera encantado tener una de estas muñecas cuando era niña, tu comprarías una?

Not your average French manicure: Six French manicures that are far from boring. / Seis estilos diferentes de manicure Francés.  

Add some fall spice to your pancakes. / Añadele un toque de otoño a tus hotcakes. 

This song made me start dancing in the living room…because, how can you not dance to it?  Did your hips start moving when you listened to it? / ¡Esta canción me hizo bailar en la sala!

Fashion Week New York is in full swing: Live from Fashion Week. / Fashion Week en Nueva York.

Roseanne Barr remembers Joan Rivers: Hail, Hail, A Vagenius Has Left This Realm. / Roseanne Barr recuerda a Joan Rivers.

Mix it up with these healthy breakfast muffins. They look pretty too! /     Panques nutritivos para el desayuno.

Ariana Huffington invites you to try 33 Days to More Well-Being, it’s free! I signed up. / 33 Días Hacia Sentirte Mejor.

Movie I am looking forward to seeing: Romantic comedy with Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, & Jane Fonda, need I say more? / ¡Película que estoy anticipando con gusto ver!

Small romantic wedding – in France. Glad to see Brad & Angelina got married – and shared pictures. Not that it is any of my business anyway 🙂 / Brad y Angelina se casaron – y comparten sus fotos.

For my yogi friends: X-ray Body in Motion – Yoga. / Para mis amigos yogi: Rayos-X Cuerpo en Movimiento – Yoga.

If you watch a DVD: I found this movie interesting and suspenseful, plus I like Liam Neeson movies. Thumbs up & it’s available at RedBox for a dollar & cents. / Si vez un DVD: esta película me gusto – y esta disponible en RedBox por un dolar y centavos.

Hundreds of umbrellas float above streets in Portugal – simply beautiful! / ¡Cientos de paraguas flotan sobre calles de Portugal – hermoso!

If you like Soda Stereo, you’ll miss him & his music. Si te gusta Soda Stereo, lo extrañaras a el y  su música.