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Black Velvet
December 16, 2012 – 3:09 pm | 17 Comments

Childhood memories are vivid, almost indescribable in their detail, and impossible to forget. A Christmas memory I have is that of a black velvet dress  a family friend gave to me for my seventh Christmas.
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When Mami and Papi Visit (Video)
December 6, 2011 – 4:49 pm | 19 Comments
When Mami and Papi Visit (Video)

So, my parents were visiting for a couple of weeks, bringing big Cuban Miami goodness to a little house in Nashville.
They brought guava and cheese pastelitos and turrones and guava paste and dulce de leche …

Let Go, Get More. (Giveaway and Video)
July 7, 2011 – 6:44 am | 17 Comments
Let Go, Get More. (Giveaway and Video)

Don’t you wish you knew then what you know now?
From where I sit these days, I see that having less, wanting less makes big room for the good stuff. The uncomplicated and easy stuff. La …

The Mami Solution
April 25, 2011 – 6:18 am | 15 Comments
The Mami Solution

Ed. note: Click headline link to see the video.
This is Liz from the popular site, Thoughts of a Mommy, about  motherhood, cool giveaways, reviews y la vida.
She’s fabulous and funny and trivia note: I have …

Que Pena: Embarrassing Sex Stories
March 17, 2011 – 5:01 am | 38 Comments
Que Pena: Embarrassing Sex Stories

To see the video, please click the headline link.
A friend recently told me her mother and she were cooking together when the elder turned to the younger — a married mother of two — and …

Dicho: Are You a Medio or a Real?
January 19, 2011 – 9:16 am | 13 Comments
Dicho: Are You a Medio or a Real?

I am just not sure about this dicho. Not sure at all. No me gusta the punto y ya that once a less-than, always a less-than. We all know too many people who have turned …

Dicho: Abarca Too Much? Big Problema.
January 5, 2011 – 11:55 am | 4 Comments
Dicho: Abarca Too Much? Big Problema.

OK, so today’s Dicho stars my father, who despite having a cold I gave him during the holidays, let me film him in a series of dichos that will appear on the Tiki Tiki.
Today’s dicho: …

Comelata of the Seas
November 30, 2010 – 3:46 am | 5 Comments
Comelata of the Seas

I often say that I lead a charmed life. In fact, I think I’ve said it enough that now there’s something out there in the universe which makes it so.
The week before Thanksgiving, Eric and …

Spanish Tips for Semi-Latinas (Video)
November 17, 2010 – 5:39 am | 44 Comments
Spanish Tips for Semi-Latinas (Video)

I recently introduced a half-Puerto Rican friend to a totally cubana friend and watched as the Puerto Rican sheepishly admitted she didn’t speak mucho Spanish.
I joked with her that we’d get rid of her complejo …

Today’s Dicho: Live Large (Video)
October 26, 2010 – 7:36 am | 2 Comments
Today’s Dicho: Live Large (Video)

This video I shot at El Palacio de los Jugos of Marta’s hilarious and charming cousin riffing on living large in Miami made me go searching for an appropriate dicho.
I think this one fits wonderfully: …

Promoting Your Assets. (Spanx Giveaway!)
October 25, 2010 – 8:10 am | 51 Comments
Promoting Your Assets. (Spanx Giveaway!)

Contest Closed! The Winner is Yoly. She gets to hide her rollitos with Assets. Thanks all who contributed. Your stories were tremenda!
Click the headline to see the video about back fat. Oh yes. Back fat.
A …