Category: cultura

How I know I’m truly comfortable in my brown skin

How I know I’m truly comfortable in my brown skin

My mama sent me this heavy black and beige Mexican serape poncho with a big Aztec calendar emblazoned on the front. “I figured you could make some pillows out of it,” she said, remembering the diy serape pillows I made a while…

Chicano Art at the Museum of Latin American Art

Chicano Art at the Museum of Latin American Art

If there is one thing I want to celebrate in the New Year, it’s art. I love art. The power an artist has to make you feel something is amazing. That’s what Chicano art does for me — it makes…

Northgate Market’s Mercado Project

Northgate Market’s Mercado Project

Imagine shopping at a Mexican mercado where you can find everything you need under one roof — that’s what I discovered at Northgate Market. Spending time at the grocery store is not my idea of fun, but juggling a large…

Video: How to Paint Your Face Like a Sugar Skull

Video: How to Paint Your Face Like a Sugar Skull

It’s October and all things fall-like, orange, pumpkin and Dia de los Muertos are upon us. There are so many sugar skull face paint tutorials out there! Some are really good and others are really…not. Heck, I even made a…

LéaLA | Encouraging bilingual books and Latino culture

Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with LéaLA and Latina Bloggers Connect. When I was a little girl, my nose was always in a book. Reading opened up to a whole new world to me. Suddenly, I was…

DIY: Mexican Fabric-Wrapped Bangles

DIY: Mexican Fabric-Wrapped Bangles

We love the Mexican fabric trend! Make your own fashion statement by creating your own Mexican-fabric wrapped bangle bracelets. Bangles and bracelets, you can never have too many. I’m a jeans and tee kind of gal, so brightly colored bangles…

DIY: Aztec-inspired Tile Coasters

DIY: Aztec-inspired Tile Coasters

Make these colorful and inexpensive Aztec-inspired tile coasters for your home using your favorite Aztec designs and decoupage glue. Last month I got to hang out with a few of my amigas to celebrate a birthday. A few of us…

Happy birthday, Dolores Huerta

Happy birthday, Dolores Huerta

Happy birthday, Dolores Huerta! This passionate civil rights activist is 84 years strong today. I thought I would honor her with my Latina peg dolls featuring one of her inspiring quotes. I’ve always felt it to be true–the women in…

Printable: Celebrating Cesar Chavez

Printable: Celebrating Cesar Chavez

My husband and I always make sure we make room in our children’s homeschool journey to learn about important Latino contributions to society. They are vital to our growth as a people and how we integrate with the general culture….

Up close and personal: Frida Kahlo, Her Photos exhibit at MOLAA

Up close and personal: Frida Kahlo, Her Photos exhibit at MOLAA

If you love Frida Kahlo as much as I do, then you’ll want to make a beeline to the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach to catch their new exhibit, Frida Kahlo, Her Photos. I had the…