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Denise Cortes
Works at Pearmama.com
Attended California State University, Los Angeles
Lives in Riverside, CA
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Check out the fourth annual LéaLA at the Los Angeles Convention Center on May 15-17 #LeaLa2015   #ad  
Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with LéaLA and Latina Bloggers Connect. When I was a little girl, my nose was always in a book. Reading opened up to a whole new world to me. Suddenly, I was privy to new people, new adventures, new lives — each story was exciting and so unlike my everyday life. Once I finished a book, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on another. For this daydreamer, reading provided a delicious escape. ...
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I love movies that inspire, like the movie Chef, which is now streaming on +Netflix  #StreamTeam  
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as part of the Netflix Stream Team. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Spring is my favorite time of the year. The weather is perfect, the days are longer and my parched yard magically turns green again. Spring always gives me the feeling that I can reinvent myself. Yes, I can be that healthy person. I can plant the garden that I’ve always wanted to. I can start painting again — anything, really. I love ...
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Whole30 gave me the tools to get my life back. #whole30   #health   #weightloss  
Let’s jump this off by saying the Whole30 program is a complete mental trip. They say that changing what you eat is the first step to enlightenment. And I don’t mean the open-your-third-eye-praise-the-universe type of enlightenment because I don’t believe in that. What I mean is, Whole30 has given me such a degree of mental clarity that I was finally able to see things for what they really are. It proved to me that I could do what I set my mind t...
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Is "thinness" the key to happiness? This mom doesn't seem to think so. #health   #weightloss   #bodypositive   +BabyCenter 
As a person who has struggled her entire life with her weight, I’ve often wondered if the grass was truly greener on the other side. Are thinner people happier? Happier because they can shop anywhere for clothes. Happier because they don’t have heartburn.
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Opening up about addiction and motherhood. #parenting   #pot   #marijuana  
Life has a funny way of twisting and turning. Marijuana, the very thing I believed brought me so much relief and relaxation, began to be a crutch. The truth is, I began using pot to escape my life. The last night I smoked pot was the night my husband announced he didn’t want to be with me anymore. Just give me a year to get on my feet, he said. As I heard the words come out of his mouth, it was as if a stranger was speaking them. He was this othe...
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Naps! Yes. +BabyCenter Latino +BabyCenter 
I can spot a child in need of a nap about a mile away. I can’t help it — my experience raising six babies makes me feel like a grizzled war veteran.
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Why spend $$$ on painted baskets when you can make your own? And who doesn't love #Ikea ? #diy   #home  
Who doesn’t love Ikea? I know I do. I’ve spent many an afternoon getting lost in that giant store, trying to make sense of the layout and piling more and more stuff in my basket and eating cinnamon rolls and ice cream. While I’m more of a vintage / repurposed furniture type of girl — I am totally here for Ikea’s home accessories. Every time I pop into an Ikea, I grab a few of my favorites. The LJUSNAN seagrass baskets happens to be one of them. T...
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If you would have told me 35 days ago that I would have completed a #Whole30  and am embarking on a #Whole60 , I would have said you were crazy. Check out my latest post for +mom.me +latinamom.me +The Official Whole30® Program 
Thirty days without dairy, grains, legumes and sugar is a test of character
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The 2015 Chinese Lunar New Year is on Thursday, February 19th. Here are some fun ideas to celebrate +BabyCenter  #chinesenewyear   #culture   #yearofthegoat  
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  • California State University, Los Angeles
    Art, 1997
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Infusing art & culture into large family life.
Introduction
I'm a Latina blogger, writer and artist juggling a husband and six kids. I'm a Mexican folk art lover, Frida Kahlo obsessed, hardcore diy'er who writes about the adventures of surviving with a large family.
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Married 17 years | Gave birth to 6 kids | 4 of those were homebirths
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Content Creator & Editor at Pearmama.com | Blogger | Writer | Artist | Crafter
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  • Pearmama.com
    Content Creator, present
    Writer | Artist | Blogger | Teacher
  • Sherwin-Williams Latino
    blogger, present
  • Latinamom.me
    blogger, present
  • BabyCenter
    blogger, present
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Riverside, CA
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How To Film Craft Videos - Lighting - Hydrangea Hippo
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How to film Craft Vidoes - this is a series where I share tips about filming craft tutorial videos. Tips about lighting and what I use.

Life Changer (OOTD) - Curves and Chaos®
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Celebrate Mexican artist Frida Kahlo with this fun coloring activity

26 Fab and Totally Doable Shoe Makeovers
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Shoe makeovers are something that I absolutely love. In fact, I've done over 60 myself! Shoes can be a great and inexpensive canvas and a wa

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DIY: Infusing lavender to make your own multipurpose cleaner

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Why it’s important that I teach my daughters this family tradition

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LOVE Crafts: Projects to Make with Our Favorite Word | Spoonful
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Crafts to make with the word L-O-V-E. From jewelry to wall art to cakes, you'll find an array of heartful ideas for all year round!

10 Reasons why bloggers and brands need to listen to Gary Vaynerchuk - S...
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If you are a blogger or a brand, there's someone you should be listening to — my social media crush, Gary Vaynerchuk.

Aztec-Inspired DIY: Lamp Revamp -
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Revamp a boring lampshade with stencils, paint and an ancient print

Eligible for awards: The Latina conundrum
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