Dia de Los Muertos

I hope you are enjoying Dia de Los Muertos and remembering your loved ones who have passed. Here are some photos of Alex, my best friend Gabi and I painted as  calacas this past weekend. We painted our faces and Gabi and I adorned our hair with homemade paper flowers.  For more on Dia de Los Muertos visit … Continue reading

How to Make Paper Flowers: A Crafty Recipe for Day of the Dead

In celebration of Día de Los Muertos, here is a recipe for making paper flowers. It’s dedicated to my grandma Ida (pictured below) who made so many for countless weddings and family celebrations. You can check out this post and other Day of the Dead related activities on Spanglish Baby! xogabriela *** *** *** *** … Continue reading

The Mexican Parade, NYC Celebrates El Bicentenario

Last Sunday Alex and I were two among thousands of Mexican-Americans (mostly immigrants) who gathered to watch the 16th annual Mexican Parade in New York City. Yes, contrary to popular belief Mexican culture is flourishing on the East Coast of the U.S. too! Vendors walked around hocking flags, cotton candy, churros –tres por dos pesos-, … Continue reading