Los Metiches

When we go to el Súper… this happens

Nombre, pos la merita verdad, somos ¡bien canijos!  By that I mean me and Edgar.  Every time we go to the grocery store for our groceries, it’s like we’re just bouncing off the walls. It may be the magnitude of so many food options around us all at once, or the promising lure of sugars and sweets all over the place (we purposely don’t have a lot of those around at the house), or it could just be that we’re both bien traviesos. Whatever the case, the point is we can’t seem to BEHAVE!!

From arguing about different foods, exaggerating over new food items, and my personal favorite, sneaking one, or a couple, chocolate covered almonds from the huge container full of them, the big box stores are just like a theme park for these metiches.  Anyway, since we are actually intent on making more videos this year, I thought why not make a video of our antics… y bueno the rest is history!

We do hope you like the videos, and that if you haven’t already, you consider subscribing to our YouTube channel.


Old Time Texas Country Living

This weekend we finally did our Christmas shopping!  And, believe it or not, it wasn’t nearly as stressful as you might think, considering after all that we were shopping on the 22nd of December.  You see, rather than hitting the ginormous malls and department stores in the city, since a couple of years ago, we now always opt to drive out to the outskirts of Houston to do our shopping.

We like rural areas especially because they are less populated and offer almost all of the same big box stores, with fewer shoppers.  Not to mention their deals are always better.

That’s what we did this weekend.  Although not before taking a rather unexpected detour into Booth, Texas.  We were just driving down the road when we noticed the Old Trading Post.  It looked like something out of an old classic movie, and there was a certain charm to the sky that particular day so we decided to stop in.

We hesitated at the door for a bit before we finally decided to walk in and grab a barbecue bite to eat.  It’s always a little nerve-wrecking to walk in somewhere unexpected and new.  Once we chowed down though, it was well worth it!  The brisket was smoked just right, and the homemade potato fries and onion rings were delicious.  We also got a kick out of the art work on the wall.

It really was the little taste of peace and quiet we needed before heading in to accomplish all of our Christmas shopping in one day!





Reflections, Resolutions & Traditions for the New Year

This year has really been memorable one for us.  In so many ways.  I don’t even think I could explain it all appropriately, but as we’re nearing the end of this year and the beginning of 2014, we decided to share this video.  We talk about what made 2013 so special for both of us, together and individually; what we’re looking forward to in the New Year; and some of the crazy traditions we may be posting about as midnight on December 31st rolls around.

All I will say for now is that there are some red underwear involved, as well as a packed suitcase…. jajaja!  We hope you all enjoy this!  Reflections, Resolutions & Traditions for the New Year

12 Days of Christmas: Day One – Mexican Candy, Lots of it!

12 Days of Christmas: Day One - Mexican Candy

We’ve been talking about Christmas a lot this year.  More than we ever have before, I think.  Probably because for the first time in about five years Juan isn’t working through the end of year holidays like he used to.  We’ve actually had time to sit down and think about the holidays for the first time in a long time.

And so this year we’re doing things a little bit different.

Instead of doing anything too involved, this year, we’re making our 12 Days of Christmas all about you.  What does that mean?  Well basically, that over the next 12 days I will be hosting 12 different giveaways for all of our friends and readers online.  Our theme is pretty simple.  A Mexican Christmas (or our version of a Mexican Christmas I should say).

So here we go!

Today we’re doing Mexican candy because so many of y’all have told us over the years that you would love to receive some of these goodies over the mail.  The prizes will get progressively more substantial leading up to the 12th Day of Christmas.  And hey, in the spirit of the season, you’re more than welcome to enter every single one of the giveaways over the next 12 days!


In order to enter for a chance to win this giveaway you must:

1) Leave a comment on this blog post (make sure and include your email address so we can contact you if you’re the winner – don’t worry, it won’t be published)

2) Like our Facebook page by Clicking Here

You must enter on or before 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 for your chance to win.  I will announce the winner here on this blog post by Friday, December 6, 2013.

12 Days of Christmas: Day One - Mexican Candy

Porque lo prometido es deuda: Welcome to Casa Los Metiches!

Because I promised more videos, and because I am still learning my video editing system… pues, welcome to Casa Los Metiches!  We hope you’ll stay around for a spell and tell us what you’d like to see in our videos.

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