Día de los Muertos Retablo made with Cereal

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Walmart. All opinions are my own. The colors. The history. The beauty of Día de los Muertos is really what has captivated our attention when it comes to this Mexican tradition. We’ve mentioned before how Day of the Dead wasn’t always […]

Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead – What is it?

What is Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos? This is a question that’s been lingering in my mind lately, especially given the new popularity of this Mexican holiday. Today, I’m taking a jab at answering that question, as well as discussing what the future of this tradition […]

The #CraftyChicaTour hits Texas

The #CraftyChicaTour hits Texas

Friendship. It’s one of those things that starts out small and little by little begins to blossom. Anjelica and I are really quite humbled to be able to say Kathy Cano-Murillo, of Crafty Chica fame, is someone we can call a friend. We first met Kathy in real life a couple of […]

Day of the Dead Face Painting

There is something about the bright and bold colors for Día de los Muertos that always gets to me this time of year.  Usually, I spend a good chunk of my time visiting and admiring local Day of the Dead installations or altar presentations.  The celebration of life, even after death, is […]

Celebrating Día de los Muertos

Celebrating el Día de Muertos in the US

So honestly, I’ve never really truly celebrated El Día de los Muertos the way that one should.  Sí ya sé for someone who is so proud of his Mexican culture that’s kind of a shocker… pero la verdad, I don’t know if it was the fact that my parents were […]

De Paisano a Paisano: Una Calavera – Day of The Dead

So today my good friend Sue Valencia dedicated a special calavera just for me – in return, she asked for nothing more than a calavera in her honor.  Now if you’re thinking the more traditional painted-white-artistic-rendering-of-a-skull, I’m sorry to disappoint, but I’m just not artistically talented in that way.  The […]

La Muerte Es Lo Único Seguro Que Tenemos En Esta Vida

Death Is The Only Thing We Have Guaranteed InThis Life Or as Chente so famously said: lo importante no es llegar primero sino saber llegar, because in life there really aren’t any guarantees.  None whatsoever.  Not even the feelings inside of our hearts are guaranteed to stay the same forever. […]