Always and Again: Traditional Print

Today is a special day for me spiritually, but also culturally. It’s the day we celebrate our Blessed Mother, Virgin Mary.

In the Latin American culture, Mary appeared to San Juan Diego. For those of you who don’t know the story, San Juan Diego, a humble native Indian carried out what the virgin specified. And so, Mexico converted to Christianity when the first church was built in 1531 in Tepeyac. This part of history is important, as I celebrate this daily while I try to live in a pleasing way for my God.

Now something significant that I acknowledge about the Virgin Mary and San Juan Diego is that they were both obedient and said yes. Mary said yes to God and hence our Savior was born. San Juan Diego said yes and hence I’m able to know and practice my faith.

I suppose the lesson in all of this is to say yes!


Today, I’m reminded a lot about culture. I’m proud of roots. When I saw this traditional piece, typical of the state of Veracruz, Mexico, I had to have it. Why, because it reminds me of my ancestors, my family, my culture, and my motherland. I’m proud to be American, but I’m even more proud to be Mexican-American.

That’s why, this piece of clothing has been repeated Always and Again. It’s a favorite and from this post, I hope you can see why.


Always and Again: Fuzzy Sweater


It’s been so cold lately.

While, the crisp mornings send chills down my spine, it’s not cold enough to sport a coat. So it brings me to think fondly of my fuzzy sweater. I wear this thing so much, it’s tan instead of winter white. But, I don’t care, because this sweater is so thick and warm –the cold doesn’t stand a chance–

I’m starting a series of items I repeat and wear always and yet again. I thought it would be appropriate to consider this sweater in that category and honor it with appearing first since I wear it more than I should. Again, I don’t care.

While I was browsing through the archives, I noticed that I only wear this sweater with dresses. This could possibly be because it’s so warm, comfortable, and cool, the rest of the body can be spared. Ha.

On a side note, I’m really excited to begin series blogging. I want to be able to share with everything that’s in my head whether it’s genius or simply bleh. So just give me a chance.

Sweater from the Buckle