Mujeres Latinas: We share many fabulous traits; we are smart, sexy,vibrant and committed to our families. We are amazing woman who proudly embrace our roots and we are not only defined by our culture. But, also our self confidence, achievements and our values.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Chocolate pumkin bread made easy.. No eggs involved!

 Hola Chicas!

I have been so busy and everynight I decided to blog... My eyes would shut down.  Today, I baked this for dinner and I wanted to share this with you gorgeous ladies.  I used no egg, no oil and no water.  I spent a grand total of $2.01.
You will need:
- 1 can of pumkin feeling
-1 box of chocolate cake mix
- Optional- Pumkin spice powder
-Some Pan spray to make sure the cupcakes to stick
Simply mix them together with no water or oil.  It will become a pasty dough. Set the overn for 350. Put them in the oven for 20 minutes or until they are ready.
My family loved them.. They were yummy! 

Talk to you ladies later..... Besos y abrazos!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

La gente Latina and the healthcare reality! Great information!

Hola Mujeres!

I currently work with a great company that assists patients with no insurance. Patients that come into the hospital with major health issues.  60 percent of these patients are latinos with little or no income.  Hard working people that can't afford the expensive health insurance. We help patients qualify for different goverment programs.  The hospital it's in an area, where most latinos reside in Utah.  Therefore, we deal with the Latino community. Most of the patients are shy and speak little English.  You should see their faces full of fear.  They fear to ask for help.  When they realize I speak Spanish... Their faces change and find some type of hope.  They will always come back to me and ask for help even if it's not related to their case.  So, every morning, as I leave my comfy bed to go to work... I think what a blessing it is to be able to help someone. To make a difference in somone's life! That pushes me to get up and go.  I am so thankful for that.  

Today, I found these true facts:
1.A significant number of the Latino population in the United States lacks access to health care. This number, in fact, makes up 25 percent of the nation's uninsured.
2.Uninsured Latina women with breast cancer are 2.3 times more likely to be diagnosed at a larger stage, making it less treatable. Uninsured Latino men with prostate cancer are 3.75 more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage, making it less treatable.
3.The hospitalization rate for diabetes-related amputations among Latinos increased from 63 admissions per 100,000 people in 2001 to nearly 80 admissions per 100,000 people in 2004. **
4.Only about 49 percent of Latinos who are not comfortable speaking English have a regular source of health care, such as a family doctor or community health clinic, compared to 63 percent of Latinos who speak English proficiently.
Check out the organization that provided that information and the great work they do:

So, I ask if you ever see anyone that is probably needing help translating or looks confused at the hospital or doctor's office.  It could your abuelita or your tia.  Please, stop and take the time to help them find the answer or find what they are looking for.  It is a little thing you could do and it will make a difference.  Don't ignore it...  Thank you!

Muchos abrazos y besos!


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Who will remember what your kid's favorite food was when they were 4 yrs old?

Hola queridas!

I hope all is well with you ladies!  I apologize, but I have not been blogging.... Grecias started 1st grade and it has been a busy couple of weeks.  So, you see the pic of my Bautista above.  I am going to do this every year for both of my kiddos.  This is a great way of keep track of their favorite things as they grow up and see their changes.  I will make a little book for each one and give it to them when they 18 yrs old.  I am thinking they will probably allow me to do this until they are teens.  Right? I hope you ladies like this idea and perhaps give it a try! Check out Grecia....
¡Espero que se encuentren bien! Me disculpo, pero yo no he estado blogueando. ... Grecia comenzó primer grado y ha sido unas semanitas muy ocupadas. Bueno, ven la foto de mi Bautista arriba. Haré esto todos los años para ambos de mis niños. Sera una manera de  recordar las cosas favoritas de mis hijo, como crecen y ven sus cambios. Haré un libro pequeño para cada uno y se lo daré a ellos cuando tengan 18 años . Pienso que ellos probablemente me permitirán hacer esto hasta elos quieran... Pero you lo seguire haciendo. Espero que les guste esta idea y quiza lo traten!
Vean la foto de Grecia:


Friday, August 19, 2011

Making my own natural shampoo! Safe for everyone in your family!

Happy Friday!

This past week, I have been thinking about how important it is to pay attention to what is  in our foods, soaps and many other things.  Sometimes, we do not read labels because we are in a rush at the grocery store.  Last Friday, I went grocery shopping with my hubby and we took an extra hour just reading ingridients in the food, soaps and detergents that we usually buy.  I was in SHOCK!  The sandwich meat is full of food color and fillers, the soap full of sulfate, and everything has soy in it.  I am not sure if you know, but Soy it's not as good as you think it is for you.  My daughter was allergic to soy as a baby and will get eczema from it.  Anyway,  when they were little I used California Baby bath products and lotions.  They are really expensive, but worth it. I would love to continue using them, but they are now bigger and need more.  So, the little bottle do not last and i can't afford that.  Well, I am going to try making my own! Wish me luck! 
Ingredients You Will Need:

  • First you need to decide how "homemade" you want to get. If you really want to start from scratch, you would need ingredients such as vegetable shortening and lye. But that takes a bit more skill and precautions in handling and measuring the lye, especially for babies' delicate skin. The more popular and easier to execute recipes begin with a base of pure soap flakes. Castile soap works very well and is known for its gentle, natural cleansing abilities. Castile is made only from pure vegetable oils, mainly olive oil, as opposed to animal fats. It is usually unscented so you will need a nice, pure essential oil if you want your shampoo to be scented; the oil is also a delicate moisturizer for your baby's scalp. Lavender is a good choice for babies because of its safety and calming effect. You will also need distilled water. Other water--even pure spring water--has traces of minerals.


    • 12onz of distilled water
    • 4 tablespoons Castile soap flakes (or shavings from a Castile bar)
    • 1 to 2 drops of pure essential lavender oil
    • Boil the distilled water and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes. Pour the water into a glass bowl and add the soap flakes, allowing them to dissolve while stirring. Next add the lavender oil and keep stirring until everything is blended. Pour carefully into a squeeze bottle or a bottle with a dispenser pump for ease of use while bathing your baby. Store your shampoo in a cool, dry place and shake the bottle gently before every use. Once you get used to making your own baby shampoo you can start experimenting by adding chamomile tea or herbs to the boiled water while it is cooling.
  • Important Reminders

    • All of the ingredients are gentle enough even for a newborn, but it is always best to do a skin patch test in case your baby has very sensitive skin. Rub a bit of the finished shampoo on the inside of your baby's arm and wait at least 48 hours to see if there is a reaction.
      Your homemade baby shampoo will not feel or look like a commercial shampoo. It will be a thinner consistency and will not lather up or be sudsy. Sudsing agents are used in commercial shampoo and are not necessary. You will only need a dime sized amount of this natural shampoo for your baby or a bit more if you want to use it on your own hair. This shampoo will clean hair just as well as any of the high-priced shampoos, but is made especially for your baby by you with no chemicals that are not needed or that may be harmful.

  • I will keep you updated on how this works for my family.  Give it a try!!!

    Have a great weekend!  Besos!

    Wednesday, August 17, 2011

    Got tangled necklaces? I got a cute solution!

    Hi lovely ladies!

    I took this idea from my gorgeous sis in law Norma.  Thank you Noni!

    Don't you hate it when your long necklaces get all tangled and they are impossible to get them ready for you to wear.  Well, this might work for you.  All you need is:

    1. A small curtain rod--I purchased at Ross for $5.99
    2. You necklaces...
    3. A designated space to do this

    My hubby put it up for me in my closet.  It looks nice and my necklaces are always ready for me to wear.  You can even put it behind a door or any little corner.... Give it a try!  Enjoy your untangled necklaces!

    Take care!  Besos!

    Tuesday, August 16, 2011

    Remember my frame project! It is finally done!

    Happy Tuesday!

    Can you believe it's the mid of August already?  Time is flying by... When we least expected it will be December again.  OMG! Anyway,  I finally finished my frame project.  I wanted to share it with my blog friends & family.  I love the outcome!  What do you think of it?
    I purchased the small clothes pins at the dollar store( $1.00), printing the pics at walmart ($4.00), the frame $1.50 at savers, blue spray paint $3.99 wth a grand total of $10.49.  I already had guitar wire, so I used that.  You canuse any wire that you can nail to the back of the frame.  And of course, my hubby already had the nails. 
    This is so cool because you can rotate pics from holidays, or any other event.  I have so many projects in my head... and so little time...

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011

    Mexican Classic Reinvented! Getting creative with my kids pictures!

    It was a long Tuesday for me and I need it something to cheer me up.  So, my daughter gave me the idea of taking pictures.  She is now 6 1/2 yrs old and loves posing for them. I figured let's have fun with it.  I got my camera and some of my hair accesories and it was on!  We both had so much fun together.  I think it's memories that will never leave her soul.  We both enjoyed it so much!  I will hold to these memories forever.  I hope you like them and maybe give them a try!  Of course, my son does not let me do anything like this... This is when I realize having a daughter is a blessing!
    Below are some of the pics with the boys: