First Look: The Gloria Trevi Story

Well, according to media reports Mexican super star Gloria Trevi is not very happy with the forthcoming biopic film about her life. If you’ll recall, Trevi, once considered the Mexican Madonna, spent several years of her life in Brazilian prisons after accusations against her and her manager, Sergio Andrade, claimed the pair had subjected young female members of their entourage to sexual abuse and corruption.

Trevi was eventually acquitted in Mexico, but not before having her reputation almost completely destroyed.

Today, the songstress has once again successfully revived her career, albeit with a much more tame on-stage persona compared to her once raunchy and carefree performances. In fact, those performances garnered the Mexican entertainer an ultra loyal fan base that even despite the accusations against her, in many cases, never faltered.

Nonetheless, this film, which reportedly received Andrade’s guidance and counsel, is set to be released in 2015, and once again is reviving a very dark part of Trevi’s career.

A part that according to many reports the singer would very much like to leave in the past.

In case you have not seen the trailers yet, here are the first two released by the studio that produced this film.

Will you watch GLORIA?

Why Mom Lost It This Christmas

After reading Crafty Chica’s hilarious flying-Christmas-tree story, I had to share my own account of how I managed to become the hysterical woman locked out of her own home this Christmas.

This happened very recently and is very much freshly-engraved forever in my memory now.

We are in the midst of holiday break around here. That just means the kids have two weeks off from school, and as for Edgar, this means he has time to spare and he uses most of it to sleep. You’ll understand why that’s significant in a moment.

Why Mom Lost It This Christmas

So here we go, this is my embarrassing story.

At the moment, we only have one working car. Every morning Juan drops me off at my mom’s house so I can use her car to make small commutes throughout the day as I need to. This past Tuesday was no different. The only difference was that Edgar was fast asleep in the house too. Before we left that morning I lightly tapped him on the shoulder and told him I would be right back. He nodded and just asked that I not take too long. I assured him I would not since I was only picking up the car from his grandmother’s house two blocks away.

Juan dropped me off. I went inside, greeted my mother, picked up the car keys, and went on my merry way back home. I hadn’t taken my house keys with me because I figured I wouldn’t need them since Edgar was inside. I knew he was asleep, but I figured he would wake up to come open the door for me.

There I was, knocking on the door, a couple of light taps at first, and then a few harder knocks since no one was coming to let me in. Still no response. I began banging on the door a little bit harder. I only had one hand available at the moment since I was holding the plate of cookies I had taken from Juan in my other hand, but I was still banging the door pretty hard. Still no response.

At this point I start to panic. My heart is at my throat now!

“Why is he not answering?”

“Something must be wrong!”

Now I’m just kicking the door, watching the front wall of my wooden house vibrate as I kick harder and harder. I’m also calling him on his phone and still nothing.

“There is no way… how is he not hearing this!?”

I hurry to the side of the house and start knocking on the window of the bedroom where I left him. I think I’m knocking, but I must have been pounding the window. SMASH! Glass bounces back onto my feet and I notice the top layer of the double glass window is now shattered. Still NOTHING.

I’m in full panic mode now.

“Something has to be wrong!”

I rush to the back door, pick up the shovel sitting next to the wall, and start jamming it between the door and the wall to get it open. All the while I’m now screaming his name just in case he is scared and awake inside now. I figure if he didn’t hear me kicking the door and breaking the glass on the window, he has to hear me going at the back door with a shovel. At this point he must be dialing 911, hiding under a bed, right? STILL NOTHING!!

I manage to pop the door open and run to where I know he should be.

There he is… lying down exactly as I left him.

And then, this final thought creeps into my mind.

“Oh, please be ok…”

I grab the cover swing it off his body and yell, “EDGAR!!”

He responds, wiping away the sleep from his face… “huh?”

Relieved, I just begin to lose it now.

“How are you not hearing all of this noise!?”

“Edgar what is wrong with you!?”

“Did you not hear the glass break!?”

“Oh my God!! How did you not hear all of this!?”

By now, I’ve just scared the poor sleeping boy who even at this moment is still not fully awake.

I try and compose myself and with the little dignity I have left I send him off to take a shower because that’s the only thing I can possibly think of to do at that very moment.

I can still feel the wrath of shame that came over me for having yelled at the poor boy who was only trying to enjoy his holiday vacation.

I think it’s safe to say I won’t be leaving the house without my keys anymore.

Go Goya!

Congrats on donating 20,000 pounds of food to San Antonio’s Catholic Charities this week! That’s a lot of frijoles! Well, actually, I’m sure they donated more than just beans. Regardless, we thought it was something worth saying ¡Ajua! to in acknowledgement.

According to reports, the food was donated the Our Lady of Guadalupe Community Center and Food Pantry on Tuesday, December 23rd. Catholic Charities supports food pantries and emergency food programs throughout the San Antonio region. In fact, the faith based organization claims to serve more than 143,00 people each year.

Goya, in case you’re not familiar, manufactures more than 2,200 food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Spain, Central and South America. Frijoles, of course, are among their bestsellers!

Go Goya

For Navidad: Good Friends & Good Food

This year, more than ever, was really quite a good year. I don’t mean that in the traditional sense per se. We did have our ups and downs, and there were moments where we both kind of felt more than a little disappointed. What I mean is that in terms of the relationships with the people in our lives this was an especially good year.

Our friendships especially blossomed this year. Over the past couple of years we’ve been getting to know a couple of groups of friends together, and I think over the past 12 months those friendships have become even more important to us. We’ve gotten to know everyone a little bit better, and we have allowed everyone to get to know us, the way we really are. We’ve laughed together; we’ve worked together; we’ve vented together over long dinners, breakfast and lunches; we’ve made plans together; and despite some hesitation on the part of some (LOL), we’ve even played games together. I’m serious. Like charades with a full on white board, markers and lots of yelling.

We really have made some great memories together. So when our friend Frida suggested a potluck get together to close out the year together, we were all for it. A couple of days later Pollo Tropical sent us an email and asked us if we were interested in working with them. Things just kind of worked out that way. This past weekend we all came together for our Christmas/end of year get together and enjoyed lots of delicious treats from Pollo Tropical. Everyone raved about how good all of the delicious food was. And they sent so much of it that there was enough for everyone to take home leftovers.

The Caribbean-inspired fast-casual concept restaurant had told us they were catering for 15 people, but as one of our friends put it, “we weren’t sure if it was catering for 15 or catering for 15 Latinos,” jajaja! It turns out it was the latter and then some. I’m telling you there was a lot of food!

The other great thing that came out of our collaboration too is that we get to giveaway two of these catering packages to two lucky winners on the blog. We are really excited about that!

GIVEAWAY- HERE’S HOW IT WORKS

What comes in the catering package for 15 are the following menu items:

– Grilled chicken
– Rice and beans
– Salad rolls 
– Pollo Tropical sauces
– Some dessert options

For your chance to win, just leave a comment here on the blog before 11:59 p.m. CT on Friday, December 26, 2014. We’ll choose a winner and let you know if you have won one of the two catering packages before the New Year.

In case you’re wondering if Pollo Tropical has a location near you, here are their locations in Texas:

Houston area:
21441 Tomball Parkway in Tomball
11400 Broadway Street in Pearland
6522 Westheimer Road (opened today – Dec. 19)

DFW area:
5290 Belt Line Road in Addison
11440 N. Dallas Tollway and 9055 John Hickman Parkway in Frisco
2220 South Loop 288 in Denton
2601 North Tarrant Parkway in Fort Worth
102 S. Central Expressway in Allen (opening Jan. 16, 2014)

San Antonio:
838  E. Bitters Road
6819 N. Loop 1604 W.

Now here’s to friendship! Enjoy our photos from our little end of year gathering.

We’re very lucky to have all of these great people in our lives.

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Walgreens, Washateria, Hair in Your Soup = Date Night!

Kind of sort of. We did go to Walgreens, to the washateria, and one of us did find a hair in our soup, but it wasn’t really a date and it wasn’t at night. As they say, we made this video just for fun. Thanks for watching!

#LetsGetCrafty on Instagram

You may or may not know, Instagram is one of my favorite social media networks. Of all of the different platforms out there for us to express ourselves, IG is just more visually appealing. For me, it’s been the place where I share what I’m making, buying, admiring, or whatever. It’s just a lot of fun.

And for this time of the year, I was inspired to share some of the holiday crafts I’ll be working on throughout the month of December. My goal is to make very simple DIY crafts as close to everyday as possible. If you’re interested, you should follow along on my profile. It would be cool to see some of your crafts too if you’re so inspired.

Tag me @la_anjel if you want to share what you’ve made. And just for kicks, here are a couple of the crafts I’ve shared so far. See you on IG!

#DIY #crafting #craft #20daysofcrafting #LetsGetCrafty #howto #holidaycrafts

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#howto #holidaycrafts #DIY #craft #crafting #20daysofcrafting #LetsGetCrafty

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#LetsGetCrafty #20daysofcrafting #20holidaycrafts #howto #diy #crafting #latina #craft #latinacrafts

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