Thursday, June 25, 2009

Latino Ice Anyone??

Eekk has it been two months since my last blog?? I am such a freakin slacker! I have been really busy..but not creatively! Shame on me, shame shame! I go the blogs of all of my creative friends and I go into a downward shame spiral! Am I lacking passion, or just time? I think that its the time thing. I have recently been throwing myself into another business venture...Italian Ice..yes yes I know I am a Chicana, but food shows no discrimination! It welcomed me with open arms, as it always does! My only problem is getting high on my own supply...but can you blame me? We make mango, pina colada, lemon, cherry pineapple...resistance is futile!
My sister making a funny face...she's gonna be pissed if she sees this! Oh well I can run faster than her!

The farmers market circuit has been good to us! We are also hoping to have arts and crafts venders at our local farmers markets...they are really poppin in the summer and fall. I mean how awesome would it be to get green chili and some great art and jewelry in one place! The fee to join is only $8.00 for the day. How great is that? Art shows are charging way to much these days 2 to 3 hundred dollars..ouch! I am not doing any this summer, I just don't have the money or time! And I have to admit that I have been spending allot of time living it up with friends..perfecting my cumbia..and cupid shuffle! I also took an intensive family therapy course,(for school that is... my family does not need therapy...yet!) and have spent some quality time with my boys! I taught arts and crafts at the San Clemente vacation bible school, and I am doing a couple of classes at the local art maybe my creative juices have been flowing! I will send out good Mojo to those of you braving the art show craziness, and to those of you that are creating just for fun, my admiration! Cheers!


  1. Hi Christina, welcome back and I look forward to your posts. Rights now I'm saddened by the loss of Michael and of course Farrah. It is very sad to me. Glad you are back.

  2. Hey,
    Thanx, Sounds like you have been very productive and creative! Makes me want to head down to your farmers market and buy some of Ur Italian Ice. =D
    I haven't been doing any shows. Maybe next year, Ur right about them costing a grip! Wish they cost less and and we made more. Glad to see Ur doing well. :o)

  3. I just LOVE your italian ice it's SO YUMMY for my TUMMY hehe! I love your blog! I think you need a cute little flamingo banner for the top hehe! would you like for me to make you one?

    I'm also gonna add you to my list of friends on my blog!

    BIG hugs!

  4. MMmmm the italian ice is the BEST! I have never been a fan of slushies or snow cones or even shaved ice.. So when you were starting this business I was like cool, cuz lots of other people like them. When you gave us a taste test in your kitchen, It was like, "When I bite into Flamingo Steve Italian ice, I get the sensation of being on top of a cold mountain, and all I want to do is yodel! YO-DE-LAY-HEE-HOO!" Its THAT good!! Better then a york peppermint patty! I've said my piece Amen!

  5. Hola, Fancy Chola!
    I love Italian Ice, too, but right now I'm having a passionate love affair with PALETAS!
    Come and take a peek!
    Clementina AKA "La Traductora"
    "A Little Cup of Mexican Hot Chocolate"

  6. And who says that being an Italian Ice Vendor is not creative? Your setup alone screams creativity! And if you manage to make money and have fun too, well congratulations! Do you work the farmers market every weekend? I'm trying to get my husband to sneak up to Albuquerque for an overnight romantic getaway soon and would love to stop by and see you. Top that off with a lemon Ice (well Carolyn says lemon is the best)...sounds like a plan to me! Let me know when you're working whenever you get a chance girl. And it was so good seeing you in Santa Fe! You are as crazy as ever! jeje