A Few of My Personal Favorite Holiday Movies

Grab your favorite movie treat, pull up a cozy blanket and get ready for a holiday movie marathon! In no particular order, here are just a few of my favorite movies to watch around the holidays… A Charlie Brown Christmas | 1965 A Christmas Story | 1983 Home Alone | 1990 The Nightmare Before Christmas |…

I’m Coming for Everything I Deserve in 2017

  2016 definitely threw some interesting curve balls my way and while I wasn’t exactly prepared for it this year, I learned a lot more about myself. My time was vested on me, putting myself first to gain every ounce I lost. It was my wake up call.   I’ve utilized this year to really rid myself of…

30 Days of Thankful

Afternoon Ladies and Gents! It’s a new month, November! It’s also a month in which we celebrate Thanksgiving. My family, grandmother especially, loved Thanksgiving. It was the one holiday she would do her very best to get everyone together for some amazing food and family bonding time. Eating copious amounts of food and chasing it…

5 Signs You’re in a Healthy Relationship

I can’t tell you how many years I’ve bought into the idea that in order to have a ‘healthy’ relationship there had to be some type of conflict to legitimize it. That having a balance of heartache and happiness equaled a REAL relationship. FALSE.  Now, I’m not a relationship or therapist expert, but having spent…

A Moment of Vulnerability

Can you identify what YOUR biggest strengths and biggest weaknesses are? Think about it. Take a moment to be vulnerable and put some thought into it. Now, if you were to ask your colleagues, significant other and/or friends, would they have the same answers for you? Can you guys guess what mine are? As a…

My Bucketlist

It always seems impossible until it’s done. In July 2009 I had set out to accomplish a bucket list of 30 things before  my 30th birthday and well, life happened as did excuses and I put my list on the back-burner. There are soo many things I have always wanted to see, experience, do and feel and now I’m…

Dad Bought a Laptop from Wal-Mart and Received a Textbook Instead

Imagine how happy my dad was to give my step-mother her birthday gift, which was an HP laptop.  Now imagine how dumbfounded they were when they opened the box to find a text book. That’s what happened to my dad and step-mom, Michael & April Padilla in Lubbock, Texas. When my dad went back to Wal-Mart…

Made the News with AZPRO

If you happened to catch 12 News at 10pm last night you may have caught the story about “Valley company beautifies medical devices” The story covered how my company, azpro, is taking what would normally be a bland and boring white DOC Band and designing a creative wrap to dress up the band and bring…

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay an Issue Close to my Heart

  Every 40 seconds someone in the world dies by suicide and every 41 seconds someone is left to make sense of it. Three years ago, I lost my Uncle. My step-mom lost her brother. His parents lost a son. This year my step mom is walking on September 20th to raise money for suicide/depression awareness….

I Will Always Remember You, Laurel May Bond

It is with a heavy heart, I write this. Laurel May Bond, you were absolutely one of the most amazing people I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know. Your love for life, your quick wit and ability to find comedy in almost every situation was admirable. By far one of the strongest women I…