Little Miss Independent needed this cape to seal the deal. She is in charge (not really) and now she officially thinks I should roll the red carpet out. More like lay on the floor and play dead so she can use me as a jungle gym! Not gonna lie...I love it.
Hola Dear Deer (pause. Isn't the name cute?) sent both France and Lucas a cape and mask. The Heart on the back is my favorite. I think we try and mix it up with superhero meets Brave chick. We had such fun the other morning..we ran around the house and played hide and seek. Seeing her cape fly up was a pretty cool sight to see.
Erika and Jessica are the sister duo behind HOLA. Crafting and making goods is something they both saw their father do..It's beautiful to see that they both teamed up to create something together. Both Nicole and I usually split up interview questions so this time around we each got our own!
Q: Any advice you would like to share with someone dreaming of starting a business or following their passion?
A: Pursue it! A friend once showed me this quote and I love it so much:
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” - IRA GLASS
Q: What part of being Hispanic do you love the most?
A: We make EVERYTHING into a party!!!!!!!!!!
Q: What do you enjoy doing on your free time?
A: Free time? haha. Time with friends and family. Books. Flipping through magazines. Lunch dates with my husband. Hanging at parks. The list is long, and I always try to cram everything in! That's how we like our life. Busy :)
Q: What/who is your biggest inspiration?
A: My Family. My Parents/Husband/Sister/Children. They are some of the coolest people I know and all have the most amazing qualities.
Q: How does being Latina affect the way you raise your children and what traditions do you hope they will continue to pass on?
A: I try to pass on all the manners our parents taught us. "Buenos Dias & Buenas Noches" Saying hello with a kiss and a hug. "Buen Provecho" at the end of a meal. I hope they are able to keep up with all our family holiday traditions like running down the street at midnight with an empty luggage on New Years Eve ( which means that you will have lots of travels in the new year).
Q: Tell us your top mom "essentials"
1. Other Moms you can talk to about all things Motherhood.
2. One big bag to carry EVERYTHING! I really disliked carrying a diaper bag and a purse.
4. A camera to capture every single moment.
xx. Mami Karla