Tag: Mexico

Make this: Horchata de Melon

Make this: Horchata de Melon

Did you know you can use cantaloupe seeds to make the most deliciously creamy drink called Horchata de Melon? I didn’t! It’s so easy and refreshing to make, it’s the perfect summer drink.

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…

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…

Frida Kahlo-Inspired: Blue Patio Wall

Frida Kahlo-Inspired: Blue Patio Wall

Bring Frida Kahlo’s La Casa Azul in Mexico City to your own home by painting an outdoor wall a vibrant shade of blue. I’ve always had a deep love for Mexican artist Frida Kahlo but that’s no surprise. I’ve been…

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…

Feliz Dia de Tonantzin

Feliz Dia de Tonantzin

Today is the day people celebrate the Virgen de Guadalupe’s feast day — the day in Mexican history when it is believed she appeared to Juan Diego. I’m not Catholic and I wasn’t born in Mexico so I did not…

LATISM: My immigration story

LATISM: My immigration story

A distant cousin captured this photo of Rhodie, New Mexico, the town my father’s family is from. When people ask me what part of Mexico my family is from, I always get tongue-tied. I can’t really put a Michoacan or…

My first Virgen statue: Mary, mary

My first Virgen statue: Mary, mary

I bought this statue of the Virgin Mary two years ago while vacationing in Mexico. My plan was to give it a little patina with some craft paint and display it in my front porch. Well, it’s been sitting in…

Camping in Mexico: Not bad, just different

Camping in Mexico: Not bad, just different

I’ve come to the conclusion that other countries aren’t bad, they are just different. It’s easy to take on the air of superiority when places we visit aren’t as clean or fancy or luxurious as we are accustomed to. I’ve…