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CARS 3 Road to the Races tour is coming to Miami!

Calling all fans of Disney*Pixar Cars movies: To celebrate the upcoming release of Cars 3 on June 16th, life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm will be … Continue reading

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I survived my first class!

It is no coincidence that I have not blogged in a month. My first day of class was one month ago, and it’s been a jam-packed five weeks with deadlines at work, research and assignments to do, and pre-service teacher … Continue reading

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Brain Dump

Here are a few things floating around my mind, in no particular order: After two days of orientation, I’m a little nervous, and excited, that I start classes next Friday. I have my schedule, I’ve ordered my textbook, now I … Continue reading

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The Force Was With Us!

I am so excited to say that I successfully completed the Star Wars Light Side Half Marathon, and am halfway to my goal of earning my Coast to Coast medal while I’m 40! And I didn’t do it alone: my … Continue reading

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Staying Organized and Sane

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SigueConAdvil #CollectiveBias As a modern Latina, I aspire to do it all: be a great mom, excel at work, (try to be) a good … Continue reading

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From a technical perspective, I know this picture is not that great. I’m shooting with the sun in the left frame, creating that haziness. But it’s my favorite picture of the trip we took earlier this month on the Carnival Vista. … Continue reading

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Celebrating 40

So in two days I’ll be 40. 40 seemed so old when I was younger. As they say these days though, 40 is the new 20. And I’ve taken that to heart. Yes, there’s some sagging, and wrinkles, and gray hairs, … Continue reading

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We’ve spent this entire week waiting. I’ve been waiting for the official test results of the Subject Area Exam I took early last week. They still won’t be available for at least another two weeks, but I’m happy to report … Continue reading

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Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Returns to Theaters This Halloween!

Fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas, or Halloween, or Tim Burton, or any combination of the three,  have I got a treat for you! Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas will be exclusively at Regal Theaters for a very limited … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened when I was browsing Facebook today

As I usually do, I was browsing my Facebook timeline during my lunch break. My friend Carol from Girl Gone Travel is visiting Disneyland on behalf of Expedia ViewFinder. (She’s a travel blogger and this is actually her job! I … Continue reading

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