March 30, 2013

Random Pieces of Artwork

Hola!  Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  I'm spending my Saturday organizing pictures on my laptop and scattering them into their respective folders.  I came across a few random pieces of artwork from My Darkness Collection that I'd like to share with y'all.  

Acrylic on paper
Colored pencil on paper
Colored pencil on paper
Colored pencil on paper
Colored pencil on paper
Thanks for stopping by. Hope y'all have a superdeeduperdee awesome weekend! 
And to those who observe Easter....Happy Easter!


March 29, 2013

Friday's Letters

Dear God:  I am really trying so hard! I need help with this creeping "other" woman.  But, I am still hanging on and will fight with all my faith might!  Please send me an Angel...Gracias 

Dear SAMM:  I love you to death and I know we will get through this.  We will find our way back to each other. Remember the poem I wrote nearly a year ago?  Here it is...

Collectively SAMM

 Long, long ago
 darkness and gloom
 Four little caterpillars
 sentenced to doom

 Savage winds of malice
 twisted ignorant gust
 hurricanes of hatred
 deranged tornadoes of lust

Clipped faded wings
covered in mud
sad deepened eyes
hearts full of blood

Four little caterpillars
tears under rain
crawl sadly apart
binded by pain

World cold and lonely
stepped on and beat
now years, years later
Four caterpillars meet

Familiar strangers
never lost love
cry out together
festering gunk

Long, long ago
darkness and gloom
four little caterpillars
surviving their doom  

Four little caterpelliars
bursting with sting
soaring high and mighty
finding their wings! 
~written by Mayra Alonso 4/28/2012~

Dear Precious Trio:  Forever YOU are my true love 

Dear Natalia:  Can't wait to see ya wearing your first pair of high heels!  Where's my pic chica?  I love you to the Luna!

Dear Self:  You will be just fine. Refuse to be confuse, know who you are and whom you serve. God is Love!

Dear Readers/Friends and peek-a-booers:  You guyz just ROCK!  Thank you for all of the love and support! 


March 27, 2013

Inspire Powerful Action Blog Hop #1

Hola Readers!  Today I am happy and excited to be co-hosting the Inspire Powerful Action Blog Hop.  I love everything inspiring and can't wait for y'all to join me in the fun!  In my book this is an awesome way to meet and make new friends from all over the world while showing some love and support for each other!  

I'll let Meg take it from here...

Hi Everyone and welcome to the first Inspire Powerful Action Monthly Blog Hop and Giveaway.  Not only will this hop bring you great opportunity to link up with some fantastic people but it will also offer you excellent exposure.  The Inspire Powerful Action Monthly Blog Hop has a reach of over 3 million and also has paid sponsorships on facebook and possibly twitter.
We have some great giveaways this month for some of our participants.  The hosts and co-hosts of this hop have joined together to offer you one and two month ad space(s), promotional services for a month and a FREE copy of the new book “If You Plant a Seed, It Will Grow! which will come with the additional copy of the 2013 Online Resource Guide – Everything You Ever Needed to Know to Make Your Online Business Succeed!”
There are many ways to enter the Giveaway so have fun.  Winners will have 72 hours to respond before a new winner is announced.  We wish you all the best of luck and thank you in advance for participating.  Just submit your entries via the Rafflecopter below:

Rules for the Monthly Hop: 

Follow the hosts and co-hosts!
Find lots of awesome and inspiring people to link up with.
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So let's get jiggy wit it and have some fun!

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March 26, 2013

Recipe of the Week: Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Hola! Hope y'all beautiful peepz are doing marvelous!  I love me a good sandwich.  One of my faves is the spicy Italian sandwich, but the faves of the faves has to be the good old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich.  So when I found this recipe on mi Amiga Stephanie's blog Bassability, well I just had to share it.  She is so amazing, she put her own twist to the recipe. As Marc Anthony would say sheck it out...

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2 slices of bread (I used French bread for the sandwich pictured)
1-2 tablespoons butter, room temperature (or spreadable margarine)
2-3 tablespoons of spreadable cream cheese
1/2 cup or less of shredded sharp cheddar and Monterrey jack cheese 
8-12 slices of pickled jalapeno peppers, drained and chopped.


Butter the bread, put buttered sides of the bread together to assemble your sandwich. 

Spread cream cheese, sprinkle with peppers and cheddar and jack cheeses.

Grill in a dry frying pan until outsides are nicely toasted and insides are melted. 

We eat these with some guacamole and tortilla chips. 

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Do you have your own twist when making a grilled cheese sandwich?  

D e l i c i o s o !


March 25, 2013

Soul Food Monday! - An Inspirational Link-Up #26

Man is the soul that uses the body as an instrument of self-expression.
Hola Readers! Hope this morning everyone is having a great rise along with a BIG appetite for life where ever in the world you may find yourself today. A life filled with excitement and prosperity!   Acknowledging first that we are more than just a body is a good start to healthy wholeness.  Let's take time to feed the soul.  We feed our bodies with healthy foods to get enough energy and nutrients for optimal growth and development.  We feed and stimulate the mind with books, movies, plays and games for personal and creative development.  The same principal applies to feeding the soul.  It is just as important to feed the body as it is to feed the soul!  After all, the soul is the core of who we are!  It is who we are.  My own experiences of honoring my soul has helped me make this connection with my very soul.  And my life is so much richer in so many ways I could not have even imagined.  This is why I refuse to believe that we are just here to work, eat, sleep and die.  Yes, these are inevitable experiences we live as human beings, but we are spiritual beings as well.  So join me every Monday with a different food for the soul. 

This week's feed on....inner strength

Wishing everyone a magical Monday and a week full of love, laughter and excitement!

Please keep coming back for more Soul Food Monday!
Where you can feed your soul and start your week with a great and positive outlook!
And ultimately brighten someone else's week by sharing your inspiration!

What is your inspiration this week?
Follow your heart! Grab the button, link-up and share!




March 22, 2013

Friday's Letters...

Dear God: You remain my best friend ever! I Love you and forever is my faith in You! Thank you for always being there no matter what. 

Dear other woman:  Even though at times you may creep up at me, you ain't bringing me down!  Because I am you and you are me.  I understand you now and have learned to embrace you. It's okay, I love you. We be fine.

Dear Sephia:  You're an oldie, but a goodie!

Dear bs:  I do not like what's going on between us, but we will get through it. Baby steps. Miss you, Love you.

Dear Precious Treasure Trio:  Love you to infinity and beyound!  Siempre Contigo...Mom 

Dear DH Girls:  You guyz are beautiful and forever special in my heart!

Dear new job:  You far.  I do believe it will be a fantabulous love affair.

Dear Leeky:  Miss ya, Love ya!  Hope you still remember where tia nina is when she is not with you.

Dear Me:  You cease to amaze me!  You are a survivor! Love you!

Dear Readers:  You ignite my passion! Thank YOU!

Wishing everyone a fantabulous weekend full of blessing, love and adventure!



March 20, 2013

Friends, Outfits & Inspiration!

What is Friends, Outfits & Inspiration all about?   Well, let me tell you it's so much more than just outfits.  I love motivating others to honor their soul by loving and accepting themselves just as they are.  I love helping others embrace themselves.  Help them see and feel pretty and comfortable in their own skin, in their own unique way while having fun at the same time.  I find it inspiring to inspire.  It's so rewarding to see the sparkles in their eyes and the smiles on their faces.  To me these are more than just pictures. To me these are captured moments of inspiring self-love and acceptance.  To me these are...

Friends, Outfits & Inspiration!

If I were a flower, I'd be a white gardenia because they 
are rare, unique and have a distinct powerful aroma all of their own! 
If I were a flower, I'd be a blood red rose because I would be beautiful but my thorns, would kill you. Yep, that would be me!
If I were a flower, I'd be a small one because 
the small things in life is what we need to appreciate the most!
If I were a flower, I'd be a Calla Lilly 
because they are beautiful inside and out!
If I were a flower, I'd be a white rose because when I see them
they bring me peace, hope and make me smile. 
That's what I hope I leave my kids.
If I were a flower, I'd be a blooming one because I like to shine!
If I were a flower, I'd be a red rose because it represents love.

So there you have it folks, NOT just another outfit post but rather my Friends, Outfits & Inspiration!  Have a favorite?  Please do tell!  Til next time...



25 Things Fat People Shouldn't Do - Tackling a few more ridunkulous challenges!
Getting My Sexyy On with Pole Dancing - Finally! (for a good cause...I promise ;))
Whimsically Pretty in Kansas City - More of the colors in my world!
And This Month's Interviewee Is... - Getting to know yet another inspiring kindred spirit!

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