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Wednesday, December 15, 2010


4 years ago today my bestie Kris gave birth to a beautiful baby boy Logan.  A couple years later he was diagnosed with Autism.  For those of you who don't know, Autism is a developmental disorder.  As of right now there is no definite answer as to what causes Autism or a cure for it.
This has been a big struggle for my bestie & her family.  Can you imagine not being able to communicate with your own child?  Up until recently Logan was not able to speak one single word.  Logan goes through an entire day of therapy & school every day Mon-Fri.  He has finally made some progress.  He can indicate yes or no by shaking and nodding his head & he can finally say "Hi" & "Bye".
In October we did a walk for Autism & joined a team for Logan called "Logan's Angels" we raised over $1500 which was donated to Autism Speaks.
Today I am asking you for your help, please check out Autism Speaks Donation Web page to see how you can help raise awareness for this cause.

Till next time Sucias!


Monday, December 13, 2010

Michelle my belle...

Last night on my way home from my work trip I was inspired for todays blog.
I swear I should have been born in the "60's" era...not only do I love the fashion but I L-O-V-E the music.  My hubby & I had to do a turn around trip to Vegas for work yesterday & on the way home I blasted my Elvis Christmas & Beatles play list on his Ipod (yes, my music, his Ipod).  While jamming out to my music I told the hubby if I could go back in time to see any concert it would be 1). "The Beatles" & 2). Elvis.  "The Beatles" are one of the best bands of all times & of course I was named after one of their songs (middle name of course)..."Michelle my belle"...I find it fitting too that my son's name is Julian (same as John Lennon) & when he gets married I plan on doing a full on choreographed routine to "Hey Jude" (which was a song written for Julian, John's son) - By the way my son doesn't know this yet, but he will in about 25 years from now, hee hee!  This past week while Christmas shopping I was getting ready to check out & what do I see when I glance over...the cover of LIFE magazine ~ Remembering John Lennon.  Yes, I bought it & I'm glad I did, it is amazing & full of beautiful pictures of my favorite Beatle.
I don't know what it is about "The Beatles" & John Lennon's music, but it feels as if certain songs were written just for me.  I've mentioned it before & I will mention it again...I am a hopeless romantic & "All you need is Love" is by far one of my all time favorite songs...
"There is nothing you can do that can't be done...All you need is love..."
...Seriously, does it get any better than that?

Till Wednesday Sucias!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I really, really WANT to sleep in, have a movie marathon, stay in my pj's & drown myself in a sea of blankets. 

I have been working non-stop and have not had a day off for about 2 weeks.  My hubby gets upset with me because instead of going straight to bed at the end of my day I get on my computer & check out blogs.  I tell him writing my blogs & reading other blogs is just the same as him watching "Sports Center".  Right?  Sucias, back me up here.  But of course he doesn't see it that way.

So WHEN or IF I ever get a day off anytime soon, you better believe I will be having the best "Reyna Holiday" EVER!  "Don't care how I want it now!"

Till the Friday Review Sucias!


Monday, December 6, 2010

Te Amo Abuelito Nico...

I apologies Sucias for not posting earlier today.  I had a special post in mind all last week for today but when it came to Sunday I was pooped out and passed out before I could do my post.

For as long as I could remember I adored my Abuelito Nico.  He was a dairy man, owned a ranch & was a true cowboy.  He bought me my first pair of cowboy boots, cowboy hat & taught me how to ride a horse.  He was a handsome, hazel eyed, slender giant that I always looked up to (seriously he was over 6 feet tall).  My fondest memories of my Abuelito is being on the ranch with him & my cow "Pinky" & the other one is sitting with him at the dinner table.  When he would come home from working all day at the ranch he would wash up & then call me for dinner.  Regardless if I was hungry for dinner or not, I HAD to join my grandfather at the dinner table while he had his supper.  After dinner he always had a cup of coffee along with a cigarette.  Once he was done then I was able to do as I pleased, but when he sat at the table I was required to sit with him & I never argued or complained about it.
He passed away over 12 years ago & not a day goes by that I miss him, especially today, his Birthday.

Happy Birthday Abuelito Nico!

Till Wednesday Sucias!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friday Review ~ Black Friday...

Sorry Sucias...I was having a bit of a problem with Blogger a couple of nights ago & couldn't post pics for this post until now.
Feliz Friday Sucias!  Last week after I stuffed myself with turkey & sweets I passed out about midnight only to wake up around 5:15AM to do some BLACK FRIDAY shopping!!!  Every year (for about the last 5 years) my mommy & I wake up like idiots & tag team the black Friday mayhem.  Don't get me wrong there are some awesome deals out there & totally worth it (especially when you have kids that want cool electronics) but we have learned how to keep calm when others go crazy & how to work as a team - I'll stand in line at a store while she shops & vice versa.  All in all, I LOVE TO SHOP ON BLACK FRIDAY! 
This year I was on a mission to get the "Wayne Gretzky Slap Shot" hockey game for my little "hockey nut", which was only on sale at Best Buy.  This game looks so cool, it comes with a hockey stick to play with & originally it was priced for $69.99 & I got it for $39.99.  I was also able to get good deals for video games, accessories & toys for my boys.  Sorry, I couldn't post any pic's of this stuff cause they were awake running around while I was doing my blog & didn't want to spoil anything for Christmas morning.
But these are my favorite finds of the day...HINT:  I had BREAKFAST at ANTHROPOLOGIE.

"Sugar Coated Shirt Dress" by Edme & Esyllte
originally $128 - bought it on sale for $59.99

Tried to take a picture of the sleeves but couldn't (it actually ties in a knot or you can roll them up!)

 I loved this dress as soon as I put it on...my madre on the other hand wasn't too thrilled about the color & the ribbon tie.  This dress has a classic "A" line cut, figure friendly & can pretty much be worn with any kind of shoe...boots, heels & flats.  This picture really doesn't do the dress color justice...it has almost a berry color to it along with a pretty blue.

"Gifted Skirt" by Odille
originally $78 - bought it on sale for $34.95
When I originally saw this dress on the sales rack I wanted to buy it & then I talked myself out of it.  The entire week after I was obsessing over this skirt, what I could pair it up with, what shoes or tights I could jazz it up with so when I walked in on Friday I went straight for it & I'm so happy I did.

When I tried on both these pieces I automatically felt like Audrey...both dress & skirt have that 50's flare to it and I didn't feel guilty purchasing these pieces for 3 good reasons:
1).  I need clothes for work (especially now that we are getting more doctors)
2).  The dress & skirt can be worn year around, they are both a classic cut & will never go out of style.
3).  Um...HELLOOOO...I saved over 50% off the original price!
As soon as I wear these I will do an update post with some pics of me in them.

So how was your "Black Friday" Sucias?  Did you ladies dare to run wild in the jungle?  Did anyone find any good steal of a deal?

Till Monday Sucias!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I want a tiny little Christmas fairy to come & decorate my entire house for Christmas!  Luckily when I got home from work last night the hubby had already traded out my everyday dishes to my Christmas dishes...yay (Thanks Babe!)!  Don't get me wrong, this is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE time of the year, Christmas always makes me feel like a little kid again.  I blast the Christmas songs, bake the cookies, plan for my Christmas day brunch, make my peppermint bark & decorate pretty much every room in my house with holiday decor.  The only thing that is putting a damper on my holiday cheer is that I've been working a lot, running around with my son (school & music lessons) & this is one of the busiest time of year for my hubby's company so we are NON-STOP working & the only time to decorate is at night after work.
So little CHRISTMAS FAIRY, if you're out there, I WANT YOU NOW...please come H-E-L-P me get ready for CHRISTMAS!

Oh & on another note ECLIPSE comes out this Saturday on BluRay & yes....I WANT IT NOW!!!

How about you Sucias...do you love to decorate for Christmas?  Are you excited for Eclipse?

Make sure to stop by on Friday for my "Feliz Friday Review" of my Black Friday Finds!!!

Till Friday Sucias!