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Between Me and You: A Keepsake Journal in Spanish {Giveaway}

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Editor’s note: When Sand Dune Books contacted us about doing a review of their products, both Ana and I felt neither of our daughters were old enough for us to fill out these keepsake journals and do a fair and truthful review. But, we absolutely loved the idea behind the journals, so we decided to give one to my sister, Gloria, to fill it out for her 19-year-old daughter (mi ahijada, Veronika) who goes to school in Florida. There areRead More ...

How to Make Paper Flowers for your Dia de los Muertos Altar

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Earlier this week, Gabrielle, from Gabriela’s Kitchen, shared with us the recipe she uses to bake a traditional Pan de Muertos. Today, she gives us a picture tutorial on how to create beautiful paper flowers as ofrendas to adorn your altar de muertos. Click here to catch up on all the fabulous Day of the Dead Week on SpanglishBaby posts. ******************** ******************** ******************** ******************** ******************** ******************** ******************** ******************** ******************** Update:  I just found this also wonderful photo tutorial on howRead More ...

How to Make A Unique Día de los Muertos Art Project {Video}

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Maya Escobar is a performance artist and educator who is as passionate and creative as they get. She offered to create a special video to teach us how to make a unique Dia de los Muertos art project:  individuales or placemats. The video itself is a work of art.  I will spare you the words and have it speak for itself. Día de los Muertos Individuales by Maya Escobar Materials: Newspaper, Magazines, Colored Paper, Markers, Crayons, Photographs, Weekly Ad SectionRead More ...

How to Bake a Traditional Pan de Muerto

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{Today´s post is part of Dia de los Muertos Week on SpanglishBaby and comes courtesy of food blogger, Gabrielle Lopez.} “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. We are quickly approaching November 1st and like many Mexican households I am remembering and celebrating my dearly departed. AsRead More ...

Cultures Intertwined: Halloween VS Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

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Editor´s Note:  Today we kick off a very special week in celebration of two festivities that define our biculturalism:  Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead.)  Throughout the week we will feature guest posts and videos that will add color, spice and vida to Día de Muertos Week on SpanglishBaby.  So, make sure you are subscribed to our feed so you don’t miss a beat! Today´s post, written by Verónica Gonzalez Smith, is an introduction to howRead More ...

Books + Libros: How Tia Lola Learned to Teach {Giveaway}

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Today we’re doing something a bit different for our monthly ReadMe series. We’re so excited to be part of the talented Julia Alvarez‘ blog tour for her brand new book How Tia Lola Learned to Teach, the much-awaited, second installment in her The Tia Lola Stories. The books feature cuentos about familia and culture and center around two young siblings, who move from the Dominican Republic to Vermont, and their eccentric and magical aunt, Tía Lola who follows them laterRead More ...

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