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

Pan de Muerto

“The Mexican . . . is familiar with death, jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it; it is one of his favorite toys and his most steadfast love.” –Octavio Paz The dead need their daily bread too. It’s November 1st and like many Mexican households I am remembering and celebrating my dearly … Continue reading