Today was a perfect sunny day to work on the RV – also the soon to be Bird Trouble Mobile Shop. James replaced all the light covers on the outside and sealed the edges around them. He added carpet to the wall of the stairs, leading into the RV. I added the new cushion covers we worked on in our apartment this week, which happen … Continue reading Bird Trouble Mobile Shop Update
The San Juan De Dios Market in Guadalajara, Mexico is said to be the largest indoor market in Latin America. It’s at 40,000 square meters, which is 9.88 acres. A baseball field is 3 acres. There’s a ton of items such as candy, jewelry, cell phones, herbs, candles, clothing, bags, blankets, belts, and a food court with tortas ahogadas, pozole, fish dishes, and tacos. I really enjoy … Continue reading A Trip Inside San Juan De Dios, Guadalajara with Bird Trouble
James, feeling wisdom-tooth pain, at the dentist in Puerto Vallarta. The walls. The frickn’ walls. He compared prices for a little dental work. We appreciated the aesthetics of the place. Check out the BLOW OUT SALE we’re having over at our online store filled with eccentric Artisan Handmade bags and accessories, always for the wild and the free, Bird Trouble. A lot is happening over here! I’m … Continue reading New at BIRDTROUBLE.COM + James at a Dentist in Puerto Vallarta
The many buildings of Guadalajara, Mexico. The lives, sometimes uncounted for. The lines of the buildings, shadows of the trees, and faces seen daily, nearly uncountable, besides for those who leave a mark, and those making memories with me. The colors of the buildings, the towering depth of their floors, and textures of fruit, or unlikely grass when multiplied. Many thanks to the visuals, Guadalajara, Mexico. Photos by Alexz … Continue reading “Visions of Guadalajara” told in Photos & a Poem by Alexz Sandoval
Ajijic, Mexico is always such a treat and a breathe of fresh air, especially as an artist + a creative + a small business owner, more especially after spending a lot of time being in a big cities like Guadalajara and Chicago. A lot of our time was spent on my dad’s roof top, soaking up the sun as we listened to music such as 13th Floor Elevators, as we … Continue reading Stimulations in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.
Coffee Legacy Coffee. A favorite place in Guadalajara, Mexico, to sit down and enjoy a coffee in a charming atmosphere, while watching a sidewalk filled with people walking and skateboarders rolling past. Life slows down here and yours truly, a chill life lovin’ lady, sure does like that. Check out the list of favorites Bird Trouble has for Colonia Americana, on my previous blog post: Things to Do in … Continue reading Coffee Legacy. Chapultepec Ave, Colonia Americana. Guadalajara, Mexico by Bird Trouble
For one whole year, I planned to visit and stay in Mexico during Chicago’s coldest part of winter with my boyfriend, James. We set an intention to hustle our asses off for the entire year, so we could comfortably leave Chicago for a couple weeks after the holidays, to spend time with my family in Mexico. It’s just too damn cold in Chicago, and on top of it, James … Continue reading Things to Do in Colonia Americana – Chapultepec Ave – Guadalajara, Mexico.
One of my favorite things about our campervan journey is having the motivation to document it and then being inspired by so many thoughts of my own documentation. Something that I’m apart of creating. It’s so exciting. It’s new. Campervan renovation is a process that makes you realize that it’s a smart idea to practice patience and to just enjoy every aspect of a dream that … Continue reading VIDEO: Renovating Bird Trouble’s renovated 1978 Dodge RV Campervan TINY HOME
Do you believe in finding yourself? Do you believe that you have a soul that most people don’t see until they get to know you? I believe that every day we are not just working to live, we are learning to be ourselves and who we are inside. The most important part of living is feeling free. My life. One year ago today. I spent almost … Continue reading Disconnecting is Good for Your Business, the REAL YOU, & Our World by Bird Trouble.
It’s been a little over a month since we purchased Peggy. Peggy is the first Bird Trouble vehicle. A 1979 Dodge Sportsman. It has the cutest and shortest front nose. It’s one of the features that influenced us to buy it. It also helped that I found out the previous owner was a biker chick named Peggy. I imagine this bad ass lady and I imagine … Continue reading Peggy, the Bird Trouble 1979 Dodge Sportsman Campervan vehicle!
During the time I lived in Mexico, I hopped on a plane to California and traveled via Amtrak train down to LA, through Oakland, and east to Chicago. During my time, I searched for retailers I could see Bird Trouble at and explored the cities for inspiration. This video mostly consists of time within Oakland to the Chicago skyline, at Bird Trouble events and with friends who truly … Continue reading LIVE RICH IN EXPERIENCE – – – Bird Trouble Lifestyle
Life in Chicago has been excellent. We only had to wait 2 weeks for the weather to warm up so we could start skateboarding. It’s a little nipply out again but it’s tolerable. Tolerable enough to take an adventure outside the city. Chantal & Jourdon took us for a ride in their Chevy ’78 van to Valparaiso, Indiana to scope out THE CAT SCRATCH FEVER VAN. It … Continue reading ADVENTURE // Cat Scratch Vanning in the DAMN VAN to Valparaiso, Indiana.
A new good friend, someone I’ve known for a decade, came out to California in January to hang out with us. At the end of February, we decided we deserved a super scenic road trip. This was after we decided it was best that I just move back home to the Midwest, incredible Chicago. Sunny California back to the snowy Midwest. Just in time for the winter time to … Continue reading WILD & FREE // Utah to Colorado