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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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As Handsome as Orlando Bloom
June 15, 2012 – 6:38 am | 46 Comments
As Handsome as Orlando Bloom

In celebration of Father’s Day, el Día de los Padres, I remember my very special father, who came to this country from Colombia when he was 36-years-old. Sadly, he passed away suddenly when I was …

Latinaness
February 11, 2012 – 2:49 pm | 39 Comments
Latinaness

Latina Like JLo
On my last birthday, a friend gave me a wonderful pair of earrings. I was grateful and appreciative that she thought of me and remembered my love of earrings when she came across …

Brazil Butt Lift and Other Nalga Workouts
August 17, 2011 – 6:52 am | 26 Comments
Brazil Butt Lift and Other Nalga Workouts

I love my playa, Miami Beach, for its blue-green waters, miles of sandy shore, and its generous acceptance of nalgas of all shapes and sizes — in all manners of exposure.
Big ones, little ones, dimply …

Key to Successful Decluttering: Surrender
February 1, 2011 – 11:11 am | 9 Comments
Key to Successful Decluttering: Surrender

At the end of last year (was that really only 6 weeks ago?) I had some physical problems that I had been ignoring. Yes, ignoring. Don’t lecture me. I know.
You know where this is going …

My First Great Love
December 21, 2010 – 4:13 pm | 2 Comments
My First Great Love

Christmas, 1964.  My family was living in Miami and still struggling to assimilate to life in the states. My two oldest sisters had moved to California to get married and it was the first Christmas …

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 …

Making it Last…
October 22, 2010 – 12:37 pm | 5 Comments
Making it Last…

You know that we here, at the Tiki Tiki, are all about stories and chismes and getting to know each other. Think of it as a big slumber party where we all get to share …

Good Enough
September 30, 2010 – 7:36 am | 12 Comments
Good Enough

A few short years ago, you would not have found me in many pictures.
In fact, aside from Christmas card photos or group photos, you’d be hard pressed to find me represented in the …

Pitbull y Yo – A Surreal Story and a Giveaway
September 20, 2010 – 12:32 am | 35 Comments
Pitbull y Yo – A Surreal Story and a Giveaway

As you know, I’m a SAHM (Stay-at-home-mom). I may also be the World’s Oldest Living Blogger, but that’s not important right now.
Last week I had the opportunity to meet a young Cuban recording artist: The …

I blinked.
September 13, 2010 – 12:28 am | 21 Comments
I blinked.

Ed. Note: This is the first in a three-column Parenting series on the Tiki Tiki this week. Click here to learn more about upcoming posts.
I don’t know if you know this about me, but I …