Hello and Welcome!

I’m Rosie and this is my blog. I have been blogging on and off since about 1998 and before that I kept paper diaries… you remember those leather (or pleather) bound notebooks with a lock and key. I use to save my money and buy them for $4-something at Newberrys. I’d never fill them up to the end.

With every new blog my idea is to create a well manicured, curated, beautiful blog about only one topic, like health and diet, crafting, home decor, etc… but it always ends up as a catch-all of everything that’s on my mind. So this time, I’m just gonna be honest with myself and you… this blog has the potential to pretty much be about anything.

“La Vida Encantado” means “The Enchanted Life” in Spanish. I chose it in part because I think life is enchanting, it can be anything you make it to be… even magic. I also chose it as a nod to my Mother’s New Mexico (Land of Enchantment) roots.

I’m 44, based out of Northern California. I’m originally an Oakland Native. I was bamboozled and now I’m somewhere lost in the Central Valley. I spend a lot of my free time trying to master cooking Mexican food and making Tortillas (and/or counting my Weight Watchers points). I like crafting (when I say crafting I mostly mean shopping for craft supplies), shopping for pretty much anything, thrift stores and especially Flea Markets. I like changing things around in my home. I don’t really have a style… it’s a mixture of new and antiques. I’m working toward having a home filled with only things I love. I think of myself as an introvert, but some might disagree – I just learned to fake being social.

I’m a Mother of 4 girls… my oldest is my human daughter “TheVPrincess” who’s 26 years old, who at some point when I start lying about my age… I’ll probably have to start introducing her as my sister. “Penelope Alexandra Reyes Texas Singer” was my first fur baby… she was a 4 1/2 lbs Chihuahua who gave me her life and her heart… I picked her up at 8 weeks old from her breeder and she died in my arms almost 18 years later. She was my best friend, even just writing about her still makes me teary eyed.

I currently have “Tallulah Bella Tina Turner Reyes”. Tallulah is three years old, she’s a 6lb chocolate drop of a Chihuahua. We fell in love at the city animal shelter last July 2019. I pretty much knew she was gonna come home with me within 5 minutes of meeting her. Now that the honeymoon is over and we’re getting to know each other… we have a bit of a power struggle going on, but we’ll work it out someday…

My newest and youngest baby is a “Matilda Ruth Amorcito Kahlo Reyes”. Matilda is a rescue I adopted from a rescue in Central California. She’s a little over 2 years old and my biggest challenge. She came from a hoarders home, we don’t know much about her story. She went from a hoarders home to a shelter, two rescues then came to live with me. She shows signs of possible abuse and neglect – she is scared and mistrusting of everything and everyone… but she’s the sweetest girl. I’ve had her for a little under year. She’s slowly coming around, I think if I continue to give her lots of love and patience she’ll come around.

This is pretty much me in a nutshell… if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment.

XoXo, Rosie