The Nueva Latina

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#TGIM!!!

TNL’s Monday Music Mashup is here! I had a relaxing and fun weekend! On Friday, I spent the night hanging out with the fiance and the pup. On Saturday, we decided it would be a good idea to do some #adulting. Saturday night, I went to Gloria’s Latin Cuisine at The Domain here in Austin, TX for their Salsa night with two of my most amazing friends (and bridesmaids <3). Sunday morning, I went to a DELICIOUS brunch at The Factory – Cafe with a Soul with my best friend and Matron of Honor. Sunday afternoon was spent with the fiance and pup getting ready for the week. And, of course, there was A LOT of wedding planning sprinkled here and there during the weekend.

This week on the blog, I am reviewing the amazing Snap Kitchen with their delicious and healthy meals that are even Paleo and/or Whole 30 approved! I will be introducing my #WCW of the month for February 2017, Stefani Vara with an exclusive interview with this entrepreneur, #GirlBoss, and just overall badass! Also, I compiling MY list of the podcasts you should be listening to in 2017 with a special spotlight on LatinoUSA.

Can you all believe that January 2017 is OVER already? Time has gone by super fast so far! I started off the year a little rocky compared to what I wanted, but I am going to dust these shoulders off and keep doing better with every day. Continue reading

#TGIM!!!

TNL’s Monday Music Mashup is here! I had a crazy busy weekend! I spent the weekend in my hometown of Del Rio, TX. I had an interview for a video they are doing about my mom. She was awarded the Herb Wagner Memorial Award by the Credit Union National Foundation. I also spent the rest of the weekend catching up on wedding planning. We had a few cake tastings, a catering tasting, researched a few DJ options, and I had a hair and makeup trial. On Sunday, my mom and I attended the San Antonio Bridal Extravaganza and we had a great time!

This week on the blog, I will be compiling MY list of the podcasts you should be listening to in 2017 with a special spotlight on LatinoUSA. We will also have an interview with Stefani Vara, entrepreneur, #GirlBoss, and just overall badass!

I really want to focus on setting your goals and also ways on putting them into play! If you are already part of the #GettinItCrew, you know that I sent out a newsletter asking you all to share YOUR goals with me and I have agreed to help you reach them! Let’s do this together y’all!

Excited to start off 2017 on a good note!

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Hair and Makeup Trila #1

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HAPPY TUESDAY!!!

TNL’s Monday Music Mashup is here! I know I am a taaaaad bit late. But, honestly, I have been slacking on the wedding planning front. But, now I am back on track! Be sure to sign up for my newsletter because so many amazing and great things are coming for the blog! I can’t wait to share with all of you!

This week on the blog, I will be compiling MY list of the podcasts you should be listening to in 2017 with a special spotlight on LatinoUSA. We will also have an interview with Stefani Vara, entrepreneur, #GirlBoss, and just overall badass!

I really want to focus on setting your goals and also ways on putting them into play! If you are already part of the #GettinItCrew, you know that I sent out a newsletter asking you all to share YOUR goals with me and I have agreed to help you reach them! Let’s do this together y’all!

Excited to start off 2017 on a good note!


2017 is here and we are already leaving our mark!

Yay for the third week in January! How is it going for you so far? I have a fresh, hip, and fun new playlist for you all to get through the rest of the week!

For this week’s Monday Music Mashup we have some new music and some of my favorites that are trending right now! We have a little hip hop, a little EDM, a little rock, and a little Latin sprinkled in the mix. I am really loving this week’s playlist! Continue reading

#TGIM!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

TNL’s Monday Music Mashup is back and better than ever! I am so excited to be back and ready to take on this week! Be sure to sign up for my newsletter because so many amazing and great things are coming for the blog! I can’t wait to share with all of you!

This week on the blog, we talk planners with Innovative Latina and how to stay on top of your planning game! I will be compiling MY list of the podcasts you should be listening to in 2017 with a special spotlight on LatinoUSA. We will also have an interview with Stefani Vara, entrepreneur, #GirlBoss, and just overall badass!

I really want to focus on setting your goals and also ways on putting them into play! If you are already part of the #GettinItCrew, you know that I sent out a newsletter asking you all to share YOUR goals with me and I have agreed to help you reach them! Let’s do this together y’all!

Excited to start off 2017 on a good note!


2017 we here and ready for you!

Christmas season has sadly come and gone. But don’t worry! I have a fresh, hip, and fun new playlist for you all this week!

For this week’s Monday Music Mashup we have some new music and some of my favorites that are trending right now! We have a little hip hop, a little EDM, a little rock, and a little Latin sprinkled in the mix. I am really loving this week’s playlist!


TNL’s Monday Music Mashup 01/09/2017


What did you do this past weekend?

What are you listening to this week?

Send song suggestions to anali.martinez@thenuevalatina.com to be featured on future posts!

Just listen,

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#TGIW GirlBosses!

ANOTHER MINUTE CLOSER TO CHRISTMAS!

It’s Wednesday, DECEMBER 21ST!!!!! How is Christmas already here?!?!? I swear that 2016 has gone by SUPER FAST.

This past weekend we spent time with Julian’s family on Friday celebrating the season. We also threw our annual holiday party on Saturday night. It was a beautiful day and then the temperature dropped about 40 degrees that night so I was upset because we had wanted to use our patio and people ended up not really wanting to hang out outside.

I also gave up drinking for a bit. Long story that I will share with you all when the time is right. And, no, I am not pregnant. One day. Haha

But, it’s been hard trying to hide the non-drinking me. I have been figuring out ways to make it look like I am drinking when I am really not. Like going up to the bartender and telling him if he can replace the tequila with sparkling water in my margarita. Or saying I am only drinking Dos Equis now because you can easily empty out the beer and replace it with water without people really noticing. And, my favorite and something I learned from the movie Coyote Ugly, always have a “chaser” beer bottle close to you when you take a shot. You “take” the shot, hold it in your mouth, and spit it back up into your chaser bottle. Works like a charm. Haha Continue reading

Happy Hump Day #GirlBosses!

ANOTHER MINUTE CLOSER TO CHRISTMAS!

I am so sorry I am so late in getting out this week’s Monday Music Mashup playlist! I had a pretty tough few days.

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I took my professional engineering exam this past October. After weeks of waiting that felt like a lifetime, we got the results. I didn’t pass. I kept refreshing the page to make sure I had the correct result. And it was still there…in big red letters. My result.

Thankfully, my fiancé passed!!! So I am super happy for that!! It’s super bittersweet.

The thing about failure is that it is a part of success. Some of the most successful people failed many times before they got it right.

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

So where do I go from here? I am going to start studying earlier and focus more on the subjects I didn’t perform too hot in.

This is just a minor bump in the road on my way to greatness and I am going to get over it and be on my way!

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Happy Tuesday #GirlBosses!

ANOTHER MINUTE CLOSER TO CHRISTMAS!

This weekend was CRAZY, to say the least. On Friday I went to the quaint little town of Poteet, TX to celebrate my sorority sister’s big 3-0! We had a blast!

On the way back, we were on the highway and I felt something wrong. And then I knew…it was the tire. I put on my hazards and took the nearest exit. We drove into a Cracker Barrell parking lot. Sure enough, my tire had blown out. It could have been worse and I am glad I stopped when I did. I found out I have Roadside Assistance through my car insurance (good to know!). And we ended up at the outlet mall in San Marcos, TX.

So there was a silver lining in an impromptu shopping trip with the bestie while we waited for Roadside Assistance to come help us change out the tire. Was back on the road within 2 hours and made it home safely.

Spent the rest of the weekend with my fiance and my pup. We decorated a second tree and put up more Christmasy frames and decorations around the house. So, in the end, it turned out to be a pretty great weekend despite the tire debacle. Continue reading

TGIM #GirlBosses!

ANOTHER MINUTE CLOSER TO CHRISTMAS!

Welcome back to real life y’all! I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday and that you all got to spend the time with your loved ones. I had an amazing week, but I am glad to be back home and to be getting ready for Christmas!

Here are just a few snapshots of Thanksgiving that I wanted to share with you all. =)

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Familia <3

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My Little Family

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Happy Monday!!

IT’S THANKSGIVING WEEK!! I am soooooo excited! I leave on Wednesday night to my hometown where I will be spending the holiday with my family, fiance, and pup. This past weekend was amazing and I am so thankful for all the wonderful things in my life!

Here are just a few snapshots of my weekend that I wanted to share with you all. =)

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Received the sweetest package from Lovely Silvia at http://www.lovelysilvia.com/ for the Blog Passion Project Holiday Mug Swap. <3

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Happy Monday!

November is going by sooooo fast! I can’t believe we are already on the second week of November!

s you may or may not know, tomorrow is not only Election Day, but it is also my birthday! I will be 27 years old tomorrow. And people are already starting to forget it because they are worried about the fate of our national…so…I can’t really be mad at that. Lol

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Me looking super hip in this sailor outfit. Haha

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