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I am second generation Californian with Apache and Yaqui ancestors. Yes I was born in them there hills of Los Angeles. The Yaqui were hard workers and while working on the railroads in the southwest traveled and sometimes lived on the trains with their families. Refugio Savala the Yaqui Poet lived this lifestyle and called himself a "Hobo" with humor. My Greatgrandfather and many of his family worked on the railroad also which afforded them many opportunities. This Blog is in honor of my Great Grandfather Reyes Torres.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Rodriguez/Casino Del Sol

This ought to be fun.....http://www.casinodelsol.com/events/rodriguez

Food as Medicine

Long time ago in my nursing career I realized that one reason for ill health was a poor diet and lack of exercise. Ironically the foods that are best for you are the ones most avoid and visa versa. I have learned to listen to my body and sometimes I will make myself eat a spinach salad with strawberries, kiwi, and mandarin orange slices with orange poppy seed dressing and pecans...I really feel a little euphoric afterwards. Not to mention the long term benefits for skin overall health. I think it has something to do with the enzymes as well....http://nutritiondata.self.com/

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Make your own Flower Appliques

here are some basic templates to make your own appliques! I have seen them on dresses, tops, handbags , you name it. They can be rudimental and hand stitched or machine applied

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Flowers are Calling me!

I follow my favorite vintage shop in LA called "Owl Talk" and saw this beautiful top from Guadamala. Note the flowers....I am going to wear it to Cochella and then frame it...it is just too beautiful and I want to perserve it.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mad Hippie Skincare

www.iherb.com please use discount code ZUJ921 

I just recently found out that a Skincare company I was associated with went out of business. Just up and shut the doors....well I found a new one to try and I must say I love the packaging. Have not tried it yet but it is on it's way! Loaded with natural ingredients VitC and Peptides will let you know !

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Setaka or Neon Flower Power Everywhere

The Yaqui have a word for Flowers and the Power that come with them, feeling it is close to godliness "Seataka". When I went to the El Rey theatre I was hypnotized by their sign and it's beauty. I have a better one of a close up of the sign on my phone which I cannot download for the service is disconnected. The clothes are Prada SS2013 line which I am crazy about.
My Grandmother always had flowers growing in her backyard and her favorite being yellow Roses which I got two dozen for the holidays. "Setaka" and Happy New Year!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Rodriguez El Rey Los Angeles

(this is actually a record, note hole in middle)
It was late at night and I wanted to stay after the concert to meet Rodriguez and to get autograph and  t-shirt. I knew that I would probably be able to see him again sometime or be able ask the question that first caught my attention, his family coming to America in the 1920's when the Mexican Revolution was subsiding. I was looking for others from Northern Mexico trying to find connections to my GGrandmother Francisca Rodriguez whom we knew little about because she died young. Not so far fetched being that that is where genealogical searches begin.
Most people who left Mexico during that time were "Indio" because that is what the Revolution was all about...social injustice.
Well it looks like that won't happen for sometime being that he will be in South Africa and Australia the coming New Year so unless I want to travel thousands of miles it won't happen. Maybe I should have stayed longer and toughed it out. Everything is selling out in a few hours after going on sale! Here's to could of should of....