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If you’ve been following me on Snap, you know that I recently purchased a 2015 Lexus IS 250. Owning a Lexus has been a dream since I was a kid, the last episode of The Sopranos made me fall in love with this model. Remember when Meadow couldn’t park to save her life at the end? Love at first sight, guys. So sporty and girlie!
Can we just talk about how my brother in law took me out for ice cream in his Maserati? Reality hit, but you know what? Baby steps. LOL
I have mucho orgullo about my humble beginnings. My dad was raised on a farm in the Midwest, my mother spent the first 25 years of her life in a barrio/finca. My family from Central America had a coffee farm, fled to the states with nothing but the clothes on their back because of Communism. Their values, experiences and culture molded who I am today, especially my work ethic, how I handle myself and my business.
Even though we had a modest home in an urban area, my parents always had me on a farm. At one point, we even raised chickens and rabbits on our property. It wasn’t close to being cool back then. You hipsters have it easy now.
This piece of land had everything on it.
Farm animals, gun range, a teepee and tons of open space for weddings.
I don’t mean to brag but I was everyone’s flower girl in the Central FL area from ’87-’92.
I didn’t have everything but I never went without. My mother sewed a lot of my clothing when I was tiny. The best part was picking the material and patterns. She was so talented.
Can you believe that my first vehicle was a mini van? I guess most teenagers would be ashamed but sin verguenza, y’all. It had enough room for all of my friends, our beach trips and surf boards. My dad wanted me to prove that I could take care of a car before I purchased a brand new one. After a year in my soccer mom van, I had enough money saved up for a down payment on a brand new Mustang. My dad saw that I was diligent with that clunker. Got my oil changed every 5k-10k miles, even added fuel synthetic to that Hooptie, he was happy to co-sign for me.
Twelve years later, my little beast is still in great condition. I’ve always been on top of her maintenance. It’s something I don’t take lightly, especially here in Florida. You NEED a car, our public transpo system isn’t the best. Because I took such good care of her, I never had any major problems. Even though I have a new ride, I’m keeping the ‘stang. I’ll share why below.
A few weeks ago, I saw that it was time for an oil change on my calendar. Because my time was limited, I headed over to Walmart’s Auto Center. What I like is that I didn’t have to schedule an appointment, I just drove up, told them that I wanted the Pit Crew Oil Change with Quaker State™, handed the mechanic my keys and let them work their magic.
You can’t beat the value. I was in and out in no time and it only cost $19.88.
Did you know that Quaker State is the #1 oil in South America and Mexico?
I really don’t know anything about cars, so taking it to the Auto Care Center is the best thing I can do.
People ask why I’m still keeping my Mustang. First of all, why not? Second, I still spend a lot of time on the farm and beach. I don’t want mud all over my new car. Most of my adult life was in South Florida, but craved la vida simple. It just makes sense for my lifestyle.
I live for this.
You can find me picking my own duck and hen eggs like I did when I was a kid.
My new baby. She’s nameless as the moment.
Part of me wish I had recorded my dad’s face when I rolled up in his driveway. He was so excited and happy for me. When we didn’t have much, he used to take me to Lexus Orlando to test drive cars.
All black everything.
Ugh, I love my car. The grip is amazing and it’s so smooth, SO SMOOTH. I actually feel like a grown up in this car. Remember what I said earlier? Baby steps.
I did it, Daddy.
Remember when I took my DNA test with Ancestry a few years ago? Finding out my roots inspired me to dig deeper and connect with family that I haven’t seen in over 20 years. One of my goals was to celebrate Dia de los Santos with them. I’m thrilled to report that I’ll be celebrating with them this year. La vida simple made this possible. Needs over wants, right?
Is it time for you to get an oil change? Click here for Walmart’s Auto Care Center locations.
If you’re a DIY kind of girl, you can also find the oil near the ACC! 🙂
Do you change your own oil or take it to the shop?