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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, June 19, 2011

Hummingbird Pheromones

In Ancient Aztec Culture the Hummingbird was considered the "Love Goddess". I have been studying alternative/folk medicine and in the book "Curandero, A Life in Mexican Folk Healing" by Eliseo Torres" he writes about this history and belief. (as I write this a little Hummingbird hovers by my window)
This parfume smells a little like a blend of cotton candy mixed with Roses...delightful.

Traditions - Nick Chavez Beverly Hills

Traditions - Nick Chavez Beverly HillsSome of these products are formulated with Yucca, my favorite natural plant.
I have tried growing my own Yucca Plant which is all of six inches high after two years! I looked up the scientific name to make sure I had the right one and ordered it on ebay....I really do not think this is the right one.
What you can do with the real Yucca plant is to grow it and then pull it out and use the root. THEN you replant it and wait until the root forms again and "re-cycle".
It foams up and you can use it to wash your hair and your clothes!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Favorite Coachella 2011 look

What to do with all those patches collected over the years? Cover up any holes on your jeans...use heavy duty thread and a quilting stitch.

In the Air Tonight Phil Collins nightmare

I woke up in the middle of the night with this song playing in my head as audible as it is playing in this video! eeek