web analytics
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.
The …

Read the full story »
casa + cultura

The sabor of Latino living.

dichos + del alma

Inspiration and reflection.

el buzz

News and pop culture.

foto + video

See us. See yourself.

the habla habla

Our stories.

Home » Archive by Tags

Articles tagged with: Violeta

Funnies, Food and Follicles
November 3, 2009 – 8:26 am | No Comment
Funnies, Food and Follicles

George Lopez will hit the late-night Monday when his variety show premieres. The first guests on Lopez Tonight: Ellen DeGeneres, Eva Longoria-Parker and Kobe Bryant. Que cool, right?
The show will air at 11 p.m. ET …

Laughing at Culture Shocks
August 18, 2009 – 5:00 am | No Comment
Laughing at Culture Shocks

One of the few times I have ever heard my mother laugh like a loca was one night when I was in my late teens. I’d just gotten her the newly-released book I’m a Stranger …

Prayer for Ruins
August 17, 2009 – 5:00 am | No Comment
Prayer for Ruins

Sometimes instead of traditional prayers, I pray poems. One of them, en particular, me encanta and it’s became a go-to for times during which my life feels in disrepair. It’s titled “Festival of …

Pierced-ear Princesas
August 11, 2009 – 5:00 am | 16 Comments
Pierced-ear Princesas

When both of our daughters were babies, we wanted their ears be pierced. I’d had my ears pierced as a toddler (and as an adult, find it nearly impossible to leave the house without earrings…I …

Preparing for the Tormentas
August 10, 2009 – 5:00 am | 2 Comments
Preparing for the Tormentas

There’s something terrifying about tormentas, something that as a child sent me hiding into my closet, clutching my osito.
But as I’ve grown up, I’ve also grown to love the way the air smells before a …

Caricias
August 3, 2009 – 5:00 am | One Comment
Caricias

In the past week, I have been to the hospital three separate times- twice for my older daughter, once for myself; all for things that ultimately ended well, gracias a Dios- and been in the …

Incarnations of Gimnasia
July 28, 2009 – 5:00 am | One Comment
Incarnations of Gimnasia

In my grade school in Spain, gym class was an hour of briskly walking or running the perimeter of the school behind a monjita or of learning and performing a gymnastic routine in the gimnasio …

Live Like Someone’s Watching
July 27, 2009 – 5:00 am | One Comment
Live Like Someone’s Watching

As a mami, I’ve heard the expression that “little eyes are always watching” more than once.  Meaning that, even if my kids are not prestándome ni un poquito de atención, they are still watching what …

Citas, in the Time of Recession
July 20, 2009 – 5:00 am | 3 Comments
Citas, in the Time of Recession

Much has been said about President Barack Obama’s date nights with his wife, first lady Michelle Obama: how they show Americans that it’s important to make one’s relationship a priority, how they model taking time …

Cultura y el Corte de Pelo
July 14, 2009 – 5:00 am | 9 Comments
Cultura y el Corte de Pelo

I often feel like I am one person, or, por lo menos, one side of my personality, in Spanish, and another one in English…and have for as long as I can remember.  In Spanish, I …