Why I Blog

It’s been about a year since I started Mix It Up With Curves! Some folks ask me why I started blogging. A few think it’s great. Others don’t know what blogging is and honestly don’t care. Anyway, it’s been fun and here are my reasons why I do it. And that’s what we are Mixing […]

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Instagram Story: My Trip to BeautyCon Los Angeles

A day full of all things beauty in one place? I am in! And, that’s what we are Mixing Up in this post! I was able to go to BeautyCon Los Angeles for the first time! My teenager and my sister came along. So much fun. The Spot: BeautyCon Los Angeles was a the Los […]

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A Little Red Dress and the Norton Simon Museum

Got another quick Instagram Story worth sharing (well at least I think so) with you. This was when we spent the day at the Norton Simon Museum. The art and the scenery were amazing. This was the perfect way to spend the day. I’m into color so, of course, I wore something fun. A Little […]

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Instagram Story: Day Date at Downtown Los AngelesΒ 

You can live somewhere your entire life and forget to enjoy it. Josh and I had been wanting to go to Downtown LA (DTLA) for awhile. We wanted to explore the old and the new. Since it's summer and I'm off, we did just that! And, that's what we are Mixing Up in this post. […]

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How Mindy Kaling’s “Why Not Me” Sums Up Your 30s

Some books can be like a good friend that you can keep going back to.  That’s the category that I would put Mindy Kaling’s book, “Why Not Me“. Mindy gets it. She had me laughing out loud by myself (which had my family concerned). I love that she tells her stories in a smart way […]

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Why You Need to Read Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Big Magic”

There are books that change your perspective and lead to a shift. The last book that I read that I connected with was Brene Brown’s “Daring Greatly“.  I still talk about this book! Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Big Magic Creative Living Beyond Fear” is another one of those books for me. That’s what we are Mixing Up in this […]

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Parmesean Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

I haven’t posted a recipe for awhile. The holiday season comes with lots of opportunities to cook. My family, including my immigrant parents from Dominican Republic, celebrate on Christmas Eve. We refer to it as Noche Buena. That’s what we are mixing up in this post. I have one dish that is a family favorite: […]

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Are Your Studying? I am!

There are so many things to be in awe of everyday. Especially our kids.  Our kids can teach us the most.. if we pay attention.  Yesterday, after having lunch together, my teenage daughter shared this quote with me. She’s an old soul. I haven’t seen this quote before but felt that it nailed life!  I’m […]

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Sunset Run and the Super Moon!

Quick post! Got in a Sunset Run with the Super Moon tonight! Perfect way to start the week! One mile and done! … Because getting dressed (and living life) should feel good! -VivianΒ 

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Why Running..Because It Feels Good!Β 

Clothes can make us feel good but, in order for that to happen, we got to invest time and energy in self-care first. Why? Because, as Anne Klein said:  That means starting from the inside out.  So with that in mind, I got in a morning run today. When I returned, my 5 year-old asks, […]

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