All About Ivonne

Who am I? Hmnn….that is a question that I am always asking myself and that is always evolving and changing.

I have been a professional actress since the age of 17.

I have been clowning around and doing children’s entertainment since the age of 19, my “day job” so to speak.

I am currently getting receieved my M.A. degree in religious studies from CSULB in May 2011.

I have my B.A. in Spanish/Spanish Literature with a minor in Theatre and Film from U.C.L.A.

I speak English, Spanish, Italian and I am currently studying French.

I decided that at the age of 50 I would start learning how to play the piano and guitar.

My passions are sex-religion-chocolate-the arts- travel and my dog Missy.  And now we will add music to that list.  Actually music should have always been there as I am a dancer and a dancer must have music.

This blog is where you will find pieces of my soul, my heart, my mind and hopefully my humor……

I welcome all commentary….

51 Responses to “All About Ivonne”

  1. Kahena Says:

    Good to see you writing and growing. Of course, now I have a strong desire to go out and buy dark chocolate!!
    Good luck with your studies.


  2. valerie Says:

    hi ivonne!

    love your blog – – so honest and funny. excited to hear you are getting a masters in religion. would love to catch up!

  3. markbyrd Says:

    May GOD Bless!!! Mark

  4. Adrian Tafoya Says:

    I also escaped my home-life in San Bernardino at age 17 by studing Theatre Arts @ Cal State, San Bernardino. I graduated w/ my degree in ’85 and moved to Hollywood in ’86 where I’ve acted, Stage Managed, and teched shows for 26 yrs. Surprised we’ve never met before?

  5. Adrian Tafoya Says:

    OMG! We HAVE met now that I see your pix Ivonne. We were friends back in the days of SEG! The Perez name just hit me. When did the Montijo surname get attached?

  6. Versatile Blogger Award « Says:

    […] Ivonne M – who shares her thoughts, feelings and experiences over a truely versatile range of subjects with a vivid passion.   James C – who has some of the most amazing photos I have ever seen of Australia.  James is a traveller of note with a quirky sense of humour and a passion for creating movies. […]

  7. Cindy Eve Says:

    Hi Ivonne,
    hello from your blog friend in London. 🙂 I find your posts always impart a real depth of feeling and in view of that;
    Congratulations! You have been awarded The Versatile Blogger Award. Stop by at for more details.
    warmest regards

  8. Carmen Laura Baez Says:

    I had to subscribe to your blog for numerous reasons, the first one being that what attracted me to you was your name. I used to have a friend called Ivonne Montijo, believe it or not! Then I started reading your blog and was captivated by the similarities between you and me. I never thought I’d meet someone who thought and felt exactly like I do! You don’t know how grateful I am, Ivonne. Looking forward to reading more… Namaste, dear one.

  9. evensongs Says:


    I have just hit the second anniversary of my blog…. 2 years of “a lyric a day”…. 730 lyrics. You have been with me for a lot of that time. Thank you for your support.

    With work pressures, I am now moving to “one per week” – although I am not short of material, having been writing daily for the past 10 years.

    I read your birthday blog 🙂 When I turned 50 a number of years ago, I decided to get an Even Songs logo tattoo as it was designed by my son.

    Keep blogging and enjoying life.

    btw… I noticed you are US-based. Even Songs is based in Adelaide, capital of South Australia.

    • Sex, Spirit & Soul Mates....Ivonne's Journey Says:


      Congratulations that is so wonderful. How inspiring, I need to devote more time to my blog and to my writing. That is going to be my focus in the coming year.How interesting that you are in Australia. I have a friend in South New Wales that is doing music as well…what a small world. On another note turning 50 is quite something isn’t it?



  10. Lia Padma Says:

    Dear Ivonne,
    greeting from Jakarta 🙂
    i’ve just read in my blog.. almost all of the posts. i found the post talking about ‘abortion’ in 2009, and found us discussing about it. and also, that is the way i can visit you again -thru the blog.
    we discussed here –>

    P.S.: I was 19 when writing the post. now, i’m 22 already 🙂

  11. Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

    Dear Lia,

    thank you for stopping by the blog. So nice to hear from you. I hope you are doing well.



  12. Bird Says:

    I appreciate you stopping by my blog and sharing some of your struggles with me. I’m trying to find more time to explore other people’s blogs, and yours is high on the list. Right now, i feel weighed down by my divorce, but I promise to climb all through your blog soon! Thank you for continually encouraging me, and I hope to be an encouragement right back for you!

    — Bird

  13. sakuraandme Says:

    Hi Ivonne! Thanks for checking out my blog!..You seem so happy and vibrant..I hope my blog doesn’t get you down!
    BTW..I’m a clown collector!!..I have a 6ft cheer leader I got in Las vegas. x

  14. radaronelson Says:

    Just in case you missed it I thought I would let you know I nominated you for The {Booker} Award.

    Happy Blogging

  15. Along Comes Mary Says:

    Hi Ivonne, I am enjoying your posts!:) *High fives* that you’re a CSULB Grad!!! I live in LB, do you, too? Perhaps we’re neighbors!;) xo, Mary

  16. sakuraandme Says:

    Hi Ivonne! trying to open your post..My opinion is worth money. keeps telling me page not found? I”ll try again later. Paula xx

  17. Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

    somebody hacked into my account and put up a spam page so I deleted it….I mean really hackinginto wordpress?! go figure…

  18. ramblingsfromamum Says:

    Cannot find your last post hun, said page cannot be found? 😦

  19. sakuraandme Says:

    Oh! okay. Not sure whats going on with WordPress as a few of my regular followers keep ending up in Spam?
    I didn’t even get this reply from you, I was just checking if your post had worked! *Weird* ……Paula x

  20. Alison Says:

    I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blog Award, and the Reality Blog Award.
    Dying to have time to dive into the indecent proposal – have only been able to read a little of it so far.
    I can’t remember how I found you – maybe through the wonderful kz.
    Anyway you can read about it on my blog.

  21. mybeautfulthings Says:

    Hello, thank you for choosing to follow my blog! I see we both have piano playing ambitions! how are you doing? I started 2 years ago and, though I’m not taking any exams have just started on the Grade 2 pieces – finding them quite a challenge but loving it anyway! I have a brilliant teacher. 🙂

  22. Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

    Well, I can read simple sheet music and I just practiced more I would be getting better. Sometimes I just like to sit and pluck at random keys and see what sounds pretty. When I do practice it’s what I need for school, since I am taking classes at a college.

  23. celestedimilla Says:

    Hi Ivonne! Your friend, Maryanne, suggested that I connect with you. I’m wanting to transition my dog to a vegan diet, and Maryanne tells me that you feed your dog vegan. I’d really appreciate it if you shared what exactly you feed your dog. That was a wonderful story you shared about the boy with no limbs, by the way. What an inspiration – he sounds so positive! Celeste:)

    • Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

      Hi Celeste,

      I am still in the experimental stage. I had two dogs that were vegetarian and I would be the dry and canned food from Whole Foods markets. I don’t remember the brand. I had my seven year old on Salmon and Sweet Potatoe from Earth Balance. I am trying to transition to vegetarian but Missy doesn’t seem to want to be a vegeatarian. And since the store bought vegetarian is a lot more expensive I am trying to see what I can do on my own. I tried real salmon none of the dogs are big on it. So I bought white sweet potatoes, yams,carrots, canned sweet peas tuna for cats from Trader Joes (which my dogs love). I boiled sweet potaotes, yams, carrots and then mashed them with sweet peas. I added powdered garlic, lemon pepper and some salt. I mixed this all up and put in the fridge. I then mixed in the tuna. It seems my dogs can handle this. For dry dog food I have Natures Recipe-vegetarian that I got at Petco. I tasted it–yuck like cardboard but the doggies seem to eat it. You may also want to check out this group on facebook,!/groups/vegandognutrition/?fref=ts

  24. celestedimilla Says:

    Thanks for getting back to me Ivonne! I shop at Whole Foods, but I never thought about getting dog food there. I’ll have to see what they have. I’ll also check out the Nature’s Recipe-vegetarian from Petco. I usually feed my dog half kibble and half cooked food. A woman studying dog nutrition got back to me on my blog and she told me to feed my dog a mixture of beans, rice, lentils and vegetables. So maybe I’ll do this with one of the kibble’s you recommended. We’ll see how that goes! Celeste:)

  25. celestedimilla Says:

    Thanks! I’ll look into those too. Celeste:)

  26. David K. Flowers Says:

    Hi Ivonne. You commented on a guest post I did yesterday over at, which is what brought me here. Looks like a pretty successful outfit you’re running here, and I wish you the greatest success. I love your passion!

  27. Eric Tonningsen Says:

    Saw/read your kind comment on Donna’s (Walking with the Alligators) post. Figured I had to follow your blog and thoughtfulness. Plus… your blog title is too intriguing to pass.

  28. celestedimilla Says:

    Hey Ivonne! My husband and I are wondering if you’d like to meet us for lunch in Huntington Beach this weekend. There are a couple of vegan places we’d like to check out there and I’ve been wanting to meet up with you. Anyway, let me know!! You can email me directly at Celeste 🙂

  29. AR Neal Says:

    Thank you so much for following my blog!

  30. Practice Yoga, Gain Confidence in Your Mind and Body, and Eat Whatever You Want | A Yogini Transformed Says:

    […] and vegetables (and have even been contemplating going vegan thanks to a couple bloggers–Ivonne and Susan–whom I respect and are teaching me a lot about how food is processed and […]

  31. celestedimilla Says:

    Hey Ivonne! I was planning on going home for Thanksgiving this year, but I’m not going home after all. So, I’ll be hosting a very small vegan Thanksgiving at my house. It will just be my sister, her partner, my husbands friend, my husband, a neighbor and me. I’d love for you to come too if you’re interested. You can email me at if you’re interested and I’ll give you details and directions. 🙂

  32. Lala Rukh Says:

    Hey Ivonne ! I just love your word. You are a nice lady and I guess your blogs would be fun to read. You speak so many languages, look at you 🙂 Following your blog . Merry Xmas and a very happy new year to you ! xx

  33. Seeing “Stars” and Meeting Star Friends | Paula's Pontifications Says:

    […] Bottom: Ivonne, clown, poet, writer and creator at Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate…Ivonne’s Journey […]

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