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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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Play: Your Life Depends on It (Giveaway)
June 11, 2012 – 6:53 am | 18 Comments
Play: Your Life Depends on It (Giveaway)

The veranos of my childhood were spent at my Cuban grandmother’s house.
We watched a lot of TV and we ate a lot of ice cream. I didn’t play outside much because “hay mucho calor.” It was …

Latin Fitness: Be Que Barbara! (Giveaway)
March 13, 2011 – 10:58 am | 14 Comments
Latin Fitness: Be Que Barbara! (Giveaway)

Giveaway closed: Jackie Won. Thanks to all who left comments!
By Barbara Gomez Trujillo
Ya! Enough is enough!
Spring is here, your New Year’s resolutions are slowly but surely dwindling, and although that big sweater is disguising the …

Baila! Latin Music USA (Giveaway)
March 6, 2011 – 3:41 pm | 14 Comments
Baila! Latin Music USA (Giveaway)

Giveaway: The documentary Latin Music USA.
 
You know those moments when your heart busts with this big, giant pride for your culture? When you want to grab the person next to you and say “See? See? …

What The Farm Maiden Stirred (Giveaway)
March 1, 2011 – 9:38 am | 19 Comments
What The Farm Maiden Stirred (Giveaway)

Listen as Maria Reads The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred
My 7-year-old found, sitting on the kitchen table, the new book,The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred. It had just arrived in the mail.
A little …

Dichos: There’s an App for That. (Giveaway)
February 9, 2011 – 9:52 am | 11 Comments
Dichos: There’s an App for That. (Giveaway)

Giveaway Closed. Julie won the App! Thanks to all!
By Giovanny Gutierrez
“No hay mal que por bien no venga.” This is one of my favorite dichos and, one of the many that I learned this past …

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 …

We say “Merry Christmas” – A Giveaway
December 5, 2010 – 8:22 pm | 19 Comments
We say “Merry Christmas” – A Giveaway

One of my favorite things about the holidays is the exchange of greetings. Yes, I’m the one who loves to get Christmas cards and letters detailing my friends’ lives over the past year.
It’s that social-Cuban-connector …

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 …

Win NY Giants vs Jaguars Game Tickets (Giveaway)
November 19, 2010 – 8:23 am | 9 Comments
Win NY Giants vs Jaguars Game Tickets (Giveaway)

Contest closed: The winner is Boni! Have a great time at the game.

True story. I walked in the front door just as someone was beginning to leave a message for my husband, who was …