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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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Even Our Gift Tags Speak Spanglish! – Free Download
December 15, 2010 – 6:15 am | One Comment
Even Our Gift Tags Speak Spanglish! – Free Download

I get so inspired at this time of the year. Seriously. I want to make everything myself.
My current reality is that I can’t do it all (so much for the Bionic Woman fantasy. *sigh*), but …

For You: Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas and Dulce de Leche
December 13, 2010 – 4:03 am | 19 Comments
For You: Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas and Dulce de Leche

Giving Dulce de Leche and Crema de Vie
I’ve been busy cooking up Christmas gifts in my kitchen. Cookies? No. I like to give gifts with a little more flair (and lots of leche condensada).
I usually …

Buzzing: Organizing, Manifesting and Music
December 10, 2010 – 10:10 am | 6 Comments
Buzzing: Organizing, Manifesting and Music

Happy Mucho Frio Friday, folks!
We have goodness to share with you. Aqui vamos.
“Reflect on this year and manifest what is next.”
That’s the tag line over at Reverb10, a popular online initiative that gives you a …

Christmas Cards in Costume
December 7, 2010 – 8:13 am | 15 Comments
Christmas Cards in Costume

Note: There is a 30% discount code from Hallmark at the bottom of this essay. Enjoy!
I am not sure how we got started orchestrating these elaborate Christmas cards. I am not sure whose bright idea …

Giving, Ricky Martin and Chilaquiles.
December 2, 2010 – 8:30 pm | No Comment
Giving, Ricky Martin and Chilaquiles.

Ricky Martin tweeted that his new album, which he recorded in Miami this summer, is due Feb. 1 and titled “MUSIC+SOUL+SEX.” Martin’s album was produced by Desmond Child, who wrote Livin’ La Vida Loca and top charting songs …

Holiday Shopping con el Tiki Tiki
November 30, 2010 – 7:55 am | 3 Comments
Holiday Shopping con el Tiki Tiki

Note: If you are an email subscriber, you’ll have to click over to see the items. Sorry. Our favorite curating site, Storify, doesn’t do well in RSS.
We like pretty and useful things. We like thoughtful …

Passion, Isabel Allende y Tu
November 29, 2010 – 3:34 am | No Comment
Passion, Isabel Allende y Tu

We don’t usually post del almas on Mondays, but we’re recovering from the weekend and we’re looking for fortitude and inspiration for the upcoming Christmas holidays and all the parties, shopping and travel that comes …

Mexican-Inspired Cranberry Sauce
November 25, 2010 – 10:45 am | One Comment
Mexican-Inspired Cranberry Sauce

By Maura Hernandez
As a little girl, I never liked whole cranberries and on Thanksgiving I always preferred the canned jellied cranberry sauce over the fresh cranberries my mom or my aunt made. Now that I’m …

El Mish Mash that is Our Thanksgiving
November 24, 2010 – 7:39 am | 4 Comments
El Mish Mash that is Our Thanksgiving

The childhood Thanksgivings I remember are of turkey, black beans, pan cubano, and turrones. Maybe a store-bought pumpkin pie.
This may be why I did not relate to the Pilgrims in childhood history classes, why Laura …

And We Say “Gracias.”
November 23, 2010 – 8:28 am | No Comment
And We Say “Gracias.”

In two days, we will sit with friends and family to share a meal, a hug, a laugh. And we will do it in the name of gratitude and Thanksgiving.
Read on as Tiki Tiki friends …