Day: July 8, 2019


  • When I recently read this phrase it truly made me think. It reminded me on how every little thing we do impacts others, our community, our country, the world. Every spoken or written word, every act, even every purchase. If we can make such an impact, then we must be prepared. Taking care of ourselves emotionally, physically and spiritually empowers us to be make a more positive impact in all we do. Something to think about as we approach this weekend and as we work on our new year goals and resolutions.  Make a difference in ALL you do. You are special and you have a purpose. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
  • "Never be afraid to try new things, and make some mistakes, it's all part of life and learning." -Unknown 
Today I share with you a post by my friend @pastryologist Gus is a professional pastry chef that challenged me to adapt one of his recipes into a plant-based version. We also talked about how we met and a little about myself.  Check it out! 
#challengeyourself #vidasalveo #plantbasedbaking
  • Inspiration for a marvelous Thursday! โ˜€๏ธ
  • Keeping up the tradition in Puerto Rico! ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท Dรญa de Reyes!! Growing up in Puerto Rico, Santa does come on Christmas, and December 25th is a celebration, but tradition dictates that Three Kings Day (Three wise men) is the big deal. This special holiday is celebrated in other Latin American countries as well as Spain but I will speak from experience. The Three Kings of the Epiphany are the guys who followed the star to Bethlehem, to offer the baby Jesus presents of gold, frankincense and myrrh 12 days after he was born. So, unlike some cultures that have Santa bringing the presents on Christmas eve, Spanish cultures have Los Reyes Magos, who come to peopleโ€™s homes on the night of January 5th (La Vรญpera de Reyes or the Eve of Three Kings Day) to bring them presents.
Our girls learned that they had to write their wish lists to the kings (Melchor, Baltazar or Gaspar), and they leave out snacks for the Three Kings (and grass for their camels) before they go to bed. Next morning, on January 6th, there are family gatherings with lots of traditional foods.  I am excited every year to watch our girls learn and appreciate the culture and traditions I grew up with! 
Feliz dia de Reyes!!! For more on this tradition, check out today's post - Dia de Reyes.

#diadereyes #puertoricolife #tradiciones #tradicionpuertoriqueรฑa #holidays #diadereyes2020
  • Tonight is a very special night for many children in Spain and Latin America. A special tradition that I will explain more about on tomorrow's post. For now... Feliz Vispera de Reyes!! (Happy Three Kings Eve!) #diadereyes2020 #diadelosreyes #visperadereyes
  • May this new year be full of new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspiration for your life.  Happy new year, happy new decade and happy Thursday!! ๐ŸŽ‰

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