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Maravilloso Monday- Deep thoughts from Homer

Submitted by on August 24, 2009 - 12:30 pm

Press any key to continue, where’s the any key?
Homer Simpson

I just had to put this quote on La Buena Life this week. (I certainly feel like this some days. But luckily not everyday, like Homer). I hope that this quote brings a smile to your face, as you being this week.


Fabuloso Friday – Pineapple Fitness, What?

Submitted by on August 21, 2009 - 5:06 pm

As my mission to do fitness tracking and be up-to-date with the latest workouts, here’s one experience you’ve never seen before! Just watch the video and you’ll see what I mean…

Click here for more about Pineapple Fitness and how to find one near you.

Tentación Thursday – Bia Brazil Workout Wear

Submitted by on August 20, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Have you seen Brazilian exercise clothing? It takes workout fashion to the next level – and I finally found a local store that sells several styles from these brands. Today’s giveaway is a _ dollar gift certificate from

If you want to look cute while you’re getting fit, comment below for your chance to win.

Buen Sabor Wednesday- Coconut Bliss

Submitted by on August 19, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Looking for the perfect healthy summer treat? Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss Frozen dessert has the following benefits:

*Soy, Dairy and Gluten Free
*Certified Fair Trade Ingredients
*Agave Sweetened
*Low Glycemic

Click here for more information on The Evolution of Ice Cream.

Terrífico Tuesday – What a Wonderful World

Submitted by on August 18, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Don’t we live in a wonderful world? Don’t forget to smell the “red roses” and appreciate the “skies of blue” and “bright blessed days.”

Have a beautiful day everyone!!!

Maravilloso Monday- Cat Naps

Submitted by on August 17, 2009 - 11:30 am

I catnap now and then, but I think while I nap, so it’s not a waste of time.
Martha Stewart

I never thought that Martha and I had much in common, however I would have to agree that my mind never seems to stop working, either. Anyway, I am happy to say that you can catch me on the Living Today Radio Show on Martha Stewart Radio, TODAY! Check it out at 1:00PM EST on Sirius Satellite Radio 112 . Don’t have Sirius? No worries. Sign up for a Free 3-Day Trial at

Fabuloso Friday – CJ Arabia Exclusive Interview

Submitted by on August 14, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Here’s my interview with CJ. If you missed the first half of her story, please refer to yesterday’s blog.

CJ supports the WeSpark Cancer Center, a free of charge service that provides a place to meet friends and ways to cope with the loss of cancer victims.

Tentación Thursday – The Healing Stitch

Submitted by on August 13, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Hi friends,

On June 11, 2009, an unfamiliar La Buena Life member added a blog post to my site:

“I’m learning to knit. I took a class last week and made a scarf and now I’m making two more scarves. It’s really fun. Knitting looks so good. The weave is so nice and tight, it’s really satisfying. When my mom died she left behind a lot of yarn and knitting needles and I couldn’t stand to give them away. I decided that I would learn to knit and use her yarn to make scarves for everyone in the family which is exactly what I’m doing. I’ve kind of mastered this basic stitch and am really eager to learn more stitches. I want to make hats and socks and sweaters. For now I have to stick to scarves because that’s the only stitch I know”.

I was absolutely intrigued by CJ’s story and honesty. CJ recently purchased the domain She has not yet launched it but hopes to use the site to help others use knitting to work through their grief. To kick off her efforts, I’m giving away a knitting kit today for those of you who’d like to get a head start. The color are (from left to right) very berry, cool mint, passion fruit and rainbow sherbet. To enter to win, comment below and let me know which color you’d like.

CJ is a member on La Buena Life so feel free to contact her. Also, she will be featured tomorrow on my Fabuloso Friday blog… stay tuned to watch the exclusive interview!

Buen Sabor – Cooking with Ana and Amelia

Submitted by on August 12, 2009 - 1:00 pm

A Quick and Easy Fresh and Fig Salad, watch the video:

Amelia Winslow’s Recipe:

1 pint fresh figs (if you can find a mixture of green & black figs, all the better)
1 handful of fresh basil leaves, gently torn
2 oz soft goat cheese, crumbled with your fingers
2 slices prosciutto, sliced into ribbons
Generous drizzle of good quality balsamic vinegar

Cut the stems off the figs, slice them in half, and place them on a medium-sized
platter. Sprinkle the basil & goat cheese over the figs, then add the prosciutto ribbons
and drizzle the whole thing with balsamic vinegar.

Note: If you don’t want to buy expensive balsamic vinegar, you can create your own
balsamic syrup with the cheap stuff. Simply bring 1 cup vinegar to a gentle boil and
let it cook until it has reduced to ½ a cup of liquid. Let cool and this is your syrup!
Just make sure not to forget about it on the stove, it will burn & adhere to the bottom
of the pan easily.

Terrífico Tuesday – I FEEL GOOD!

Submitted by on August 11, 2009 - 1:00 pm

You gotta love James Brown for this one! Have you heard of positive reinforcement and affirming how you feel? Wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and give yourself the “I feel good” treatment. It really works 🙂

Now leave the moves to Mr. Brown….

Maravilloso Monday- Family

Submitted by on August 10, 2009 - 4:07 pm

We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
Brigham Young

Tomorrow I head off to the east coast, to visit my friends and family. I am particularly excited to introduce my son to the places that I used to go to as a child. My folks, brother, sister-in-law and my nephew will all be at the house that I grew up in. We plan to go to the parks, pools and playgrounds that my brother and I used to go to as children. I honestly can’t wait to watch my son explore those places for the first time. I love that I am allowed to relive my childhood though my son. (If you know me at all you know that I am a kid at heart).

Have a fabulous week!


Fabuloso Friday – The Isabel Allende Foundation

Submitted by on August 7, 2009 - 3:00 pm

The Isabel Allende Foundation was founded to homage her daughter, Paula Frias, who passed away at only twenty-eight years old. During Paula’s life, she worked as a volunteer in poor communities in Venezuela and Spain offering her time as an educator and psychologist.

Therefore, the Isabel Allende Foundation’s mission is to support select nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area and Chile whose missions are to provide women and girls with:

* Reproductive self-determination
* Healthcare
* Education
* Protection from violence, exploitation and/or discrimination
For more information about the organization and how you can help, click here.

Tentación Thursday – The House of Spirits

Submitted by on August 6, 2009 - 1:00 pm

This week’s giveaway is Isabel Allende’s book, The House of Spirits. This was an enjoyable read for me and I’m happy to be able to share it with you.

The following summary has been excerpted from the book jacket.

A best seller and critical success in Europe and Latin America, The House of the Spirits is the magnificent epic of the Trueba family – their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, their relations with one another, and their participation in the history of their times, a history that becomes destiny and overtakes them all.


To enter to win, please leave a comment below.

Buen Sabor Wednesday – Breakfast Shake

Submitted by on August 5, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Good morning!

Don’t we all need a sweet kick in the morning? Why not make it a healthy fruit shake?
Click here for a great resource for different breakfast shake recipes.

Sip slow to prevent brain freezes 🙂

Terrífico Tuesday – Vacation by the Go-Go’s

Submitted by on August 4, 2009 - 1:00 pm

I know you remember this old summer jam! I heard this on the radio just a couple of days ago and it’s been stuck in my head ever since. I’m going on vacation next month and the timing is just right cause’ I NEED A VACATION! Hope you all are having a fantastic summer!!! Let me know what your plans are 🙂

The Go-gos Vacation
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Maravilloso Monday- Television

Submitted by on August 3, 2009 - 5:58 pm

Kid to his Dad as they watch TV: “Dad, tell me again how when you were my age you had to walk all the way across the room to change a channel.”
— Anonymous

I just had to post this. I mean, in my house I WAS the remote control. It wasn’t until 3rd grade that we even got a color TV, let alone remote control. No wonder today’s children are so overweight, they don’t even move to change the channels.

I hope that this quote made you laugh (and perhaps even reminisce a bit).

Have a great week!


Fabuloso Friday – EVERY PET NEEDS A HOME

Submitted by on July 31, 2009 - 7:30 am

I discovered yesterday and had to share it with you all. I am a pet lover (see my adorable Dougie below) and believe that every pet deserves a caring home. is an online database that helps people find and adopt their perfect pet, because they need some lovin’ too. To begin your search now, click here.

Tentación Thursday – Enter Here To Win today’s Giveaway

Submitted by on July 30, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Want to love your pets AND keep it green? You can now do it with the Recyclabone pet product. It’s made from left over scraps from toys that would normally go to waste, but instead it’s used for your Dog’s new toy. Not only is it made of recycled materials but it’s also non-toxic and recyclable. So Cool!!!

Win it for your pet by leaving a comment with a photo of you and your pet.

Buen Sabor – Strawberry-Balsamic Granita

Submitted by on July 29, 2009 - 4:00 pm

We all need to cool down during the summer. Whether you’re in the midst of a heat stroke, never ending hot day or dessert time at a dinner party, here’s an easy-to-whip-up summer chiller.

Click here for the recipe.

Terrifico Tuesday – I’M GIVING AWAY A FREE TRIP!

Submitted by on July 28, 2009 - 1:00 pm


I’m giving away a complimentary hotel certificate for the Viva Wyndham Maya, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The winner gets to bring a friend along for 3 days/2 nights. It’s the “All Inclusive” package and includes all meals, drinks, snacks, non-motorized sports, taxes and gratuity. The winner will be responsible for his/her airfare, as well as the airfare of their guest. It would be for anytime during the week of 9/13 – 9/21, 2009.

Enter to win by commenting on the blog post about why you and your friend deserve to go on the trip.


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