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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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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 …

Getting Our ¡Parranda! On (Video)
October 15, 2010 – 1:01 am | 13 Comments
Getting Our ¡Parranda! On (Video)

Click on the headline to enjoy the !Parranda! party video.
Carrie and I were in Miami last weekend attending a blog conference. It was called Blogalicious Weekend. (Don’t you just love the sound of it already?)
It …

Reader Birthday Wishes to the Tiki Tiki!
July 24, 2010 – 12:29 pm | 2 Comments
Reader Birthday Wishes to the Tiki Tiki!

Happy Saturday…You don’t usually hear from us on the weekends, but we’ve got a lot of Birthday Wishes sent in and they’re pretty awesome.
Here are two videos from Adrian, hijo de Dariela of Mami Talks. …

Dimelo Cantando: The Tiki Tiki Census, 2010
April 19, 2010 – 4:15 am | 2 Comments
Dimelo Cantando: The Tiki Tiki Census, 2010

Thank you all for taking the survey. We’ll still take your answers — April 27.
So, here we are, gente…a month out from the Tiki Tiki’s first …

Straddling the Cultural Fence
February 22, 2010 – 2:52 pm | 9 Comments
Straddling the Cultural Fence

Because I’m a blogger (here at TikiTiki, at Babalú Blog and over at My big, fat, Cuban family) I get asked by advertisers to consider hawking their product. They know that Hispanics make up the …

Where Everybody Knows Your Name
November 25, 2009 – 11:00 am | 2 Comments

One by one, each family arrives.   Some juggling diaper bags and babies, others carrying pies or cases of drinks.
Of course, they don’t knock.  There is no need.  They are my family which means this is …

When Was the Last Time You Took a Quiz?
September 30, 2009 – 10:50 am | 5 Comments
When Was the Last Time You Took a Quiz?

Can I just tell you why I love quizzes so much? It’s because the answers give me such an insight into you. I like that we can get to know one another better.
I have been …

I *Heart* Cookbooks!
September 23, 2009 – 3:23 am | 7 Comments
I *Heart* Cookbooks!

What do I love better than cooking? (Okay, my husband and kids, but that’s not important right now.)
Love them.
And being the highly imaginative (okay, slightly delusional) individual that I am,  I feel like …

Contribute to the Tiki Tiki
May 20, 2009 – 4:41 am | One Comment

Gracias for visiting the Tiki Tiki. We have created a warm community for Latinas — and people who love them — and provided many opportunities to connect. 
Would you like to contribute essays, photos and videos to …