Momma of Dos: July 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Borrón y Cuenta Nueva!

You know what my favorite part about life is? Our human ability to recreate it.

The ability to start over. Clear out the past and move on. I know that I have had many chances to start over and why not start over in my 30's. I turned 32 last month and you know what? It's time to start over. The beauty of 2nd, 3rd and 4th chances is they are all yours!

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The other day I finally got my copy of Start by Jon Acuff and ironically enough I have not started but just the cover alone has inspired so many new feelings!

So, today. I start over. And, since I am a person of exact circumstances and timing, I will start my book when I feel it's right.

The energy is almost in that place where the ruts and blah-ness are gone and you just can't live in that cloud anymore. For me it was this week and more so today!

What about you? Today is Friday, July 19th, will you hit the START button and start over?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

{Ford Summer Spectacular} #FordEspanol

{Momma Disclosure: This is not a compensated post. Informational post only.}

There is no doubt that Summer is known for it's "Blockbuster" films and the Ford Motor Company has created a series which portrays these epic Summer films but with a twist. The star line-up is none other than the motor companies very own, vehicles.  The creativity of this series definitely caught my attention. When I first saw one of the commercials on T.V., it honestly kept me glued to the screen waiting to see what movie it was. When I realized it was a Ford commercial I thought, how clever



The Ford Summer Spectacular was previewed at the Miami Beach Cinemateque. The premiere attendees; composed of Ford representatives and other members of the media were given the red-carpet treatment and were even interviewed by top celebrity and lifestyle Bloggers. They enjoyed a private screening and a unique behind the scenes glimpse of the filming of Ford's newest advertising campaign. Their  "blockbuster movie-like commercials" where filmed in Los Angeles and it's surrounding areas. 

The short films where directed by Kyle Cooper, who is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science. Cooper was also recognized as one of the top 50 "Biggest and Best thinkers" from the last 20 years of advertising and consumer culture by Creativity Magazine. 

Not only is the Summer Spectacular directed by well known talent the films also showcase a Hispanic International actor and host, Cristián de la Fuente. Cristian has been chosen as one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful,” TV Guide’s sexiest man and twice named Cosmo’s Man of the Year. The former Dancing with the Stars performer appears in two of the Spanish language campaigns commercials.

The unique campaign runs from now through September 3rd. My favorite has been the recreation of Twilight, especially in Spanish. Which clip is your favorite?



Friday, July 12, 2013

{Friday Letters}

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Dear Friday,
It’s been a good and very productive week. At work, at home and on my mission to be a more dedicated and motivated 32 year old ME. My house is organized and I think almost fully recovered from last weekend’s celebration.
Thank you for being here.
I really needed you.
See ya’next week!

Dear NYC,
I plan to meet you one day soon, if it’s not for a conference it will be for some fun!
See you soon!

Dear Life,
I am 32. Life is good. That is all.
Love you!!

Dear Perspective,
I see you, I hear you and trust me I am coming to get you. I will not give up and I will move forward. I know what it will take to get to where I want to be. Hard work, patience, dedication and time. I will get there on many levels and in many areas of my life.
Thank you for opening my eyes up this week!
Your attentive heart and mind,
Momma of Dos

Dear Houston Heat,
You are HOT! And, I don’t mean in a wink wink meow kinda way....I mean in a I want to sit in a tub of ice  and take a long dip in the Arctic Ocean kinda way!
You is a hot mess!


Happy Friday everyone! We made it to the weekend.....



Thursday, July 11, 2013

{Writing on the Walls}

It was a quiet Saturday morning and Santiago says, "Mami, Ca'm here." 

I follow his tiny giant steps to a place in the low-lit hallway outside his room. 

He says, "You see this?" as he traces the writing on the wall. His little chubby fingers traced a green marking on the wall which he had put there some time ago. 

I said, "Yes, I see it, who put it there?" and then as he stares at me with a smile and his bright morning eyes he said...

 "me, I did." No shame. Just pure pride and happiness for his artwork on the wall.

The truth is those markings and that writing on the walls are pretty much all over our home. At a height that only toddlers can reach. It doesn't bother me. I don't try to Clorox wipe the walls free of the marker, pen, and long lasting memories. I treat then as a part of our home. A part of this stage in our lives as parents to a 3 1/2-year-old and a 2-year-old. A part of their life at this stage; as active, creative and developing tiny human beings. 

One day my kids will no longer be interested in writing on the wall and I will have forgotten what it was like to yell at them for coloring the walls, doors, tables, and baseboards. They will have forgotten what it was like to be a child, to be carefree and to be young. 

They will be immersed in this life and it's everyday struggles. They will no longer be toddlers and probably wish they were, as they too discover that life can be amazing but definitely a challenge.  

I think about myself as a 32-year-old and wonder, did my parents ever imagine that I would one day have a child of my own {or Dos for that matter}? Did they care that I wrote on the wall? And, do they miss it as much as I already do? They say it happens in the blink of an eye from 3-year-old child to a 30-something-year-old parent. 

For now, I don't want to forget. I want to embrace. The little things, like the writing on the walls...because one day... they will be gone and I will miss them. 

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Why Hello There! Hola!

I know. It's been a while. I turned 32 while I was away and this past weekend we baptized my daughter. So, yes I have been a little busy.

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Life is good. Turning 32 made me realize how much I have changed. How much my 30s are making me into who I really am. Not really carefree but a little more free of cares that I had when I was in my 20s. I now realize how much I cared about what others thought, how much I worried about whether or not people liked me, how much I cared about anything really. Not that I don't care anymore just that those type of things about  life I don't have time for because I chase a 3 year old and 2 year old around all day which consume my life and I love that! 

I don't want to have to worry about those things happening around me. I know that a lot of it affects my everyday and my family but at the end of the day if my kids and my Hubby are taken care of, then I have done my job for that day and that is what I care about the most. 

I take it one day at a time and I take in those small things in life that will one day disappear. I want to make my 30s the years that created the best part of my life. I believe that by eliminating unnecessary, I will accomplish that. Life is difficult enough with the necessary if I crowd it with too much of the  {for lack of a better word} "blah", I loose sight of what is really important. 

These days I plan to enjoy my life, my family, and move forward. Less clutter and more simple. Having fun and being "young". One day it will all be over and if I spent my life stuck or dwelling on things, situations or people who are not allowing me to be me and relax, then I think my life will have been horribly spent. 

My life as a 30-something year old should be....Simple. Happy. Care free. Kinda. Trust me. I am not saying that I will some how avoid challenges or difficulties. No. I know life is hard and we must deal with it. But, I am saying that I refuse to allow the unnecessary to crowd me. 

I have done so much in my 20s and I think others don't know that about me or forget. But, I have. College life, Dating life, Marriage, Married life, Life itself and all it's turmoils in-between...I wanted to have children in my late 20s early 30s for a reason. I enjoyed my life before them and now I cherish my life with them. I refuse to allow the unnecessary things to crowd my vision of a happy and enjoyable next 8 years, until I enter the next decade of my life. 

Life is life. It's what you make of it. I have made it what it is and it has taken me over 15 years to get here... and trust me. This is only the beginning. 

Happy Monday everyone!