I was born in Havana, Cuba. My family left Cuba on February 14th (Valentine's Day), 1961. That was 50 years ago. All my family's memories of Cuba, B.C. (Before Castro) are happy ones. We still maintain many of our Cuban traditions and love all things Cuban, particularly the music and the food. I am the youngest of six. My parents, Luz and Rodolfo Verdés were married for 60 years. My dad, Papi, passed away in December of 1999.
My children, nieces and nephews who were all born here in the U.S. are also proud of their Cuban heritage.
My immediate family has since grown to over 40 people who all consider themselves to be Cuban-Americans. I am creative. I make things all the time. I came up with the idea to create some designs to make Cuban t-shirt gifts for my family, just for their personal enjoyment. 4 years ago I made the decision to put up an online store with the help of my smart internet marketing husband, Eric. We thought it might be fun to share them with the many others who also find themselves to be 100% Cuban and 100% American and Cuba to GO! was born.
My family lived in Miami for the first 3 years of our exile. We then moved across the country to the left coast and settled in California. But we have never lost our Cuban-ness.
I went to Platt College of Design and worked as a graphic designer and marketing director before Lucy was born. In 1993 I came home to raise my children.
We currently live in Mission Viejo, which is in Orange County, California along with our four kids: Amy-27, Adam-24, Lucy-17, and Jonathan-15. I proudly continue to homeschool Lucy and Jonathan.
I am an avid scrapbooker. I feel compelled to tell my own stories in my scrapbook pages. To this end, I take online classes and I am a passionate photographer. I take pictures every day.
Eric and I are Evangelical Christians. We are Conservative, Republicans and lean way to the Right.
I write stories that will go in my own scrapbooks. I am working on finding my own voice.
Writing, making art, gardening, homeschooling, cooking, scrapbooking, graphic design, photography and all things Cuban