Day of the Dead Lanterns

While interest in Day of the Dead has grown in the United States in recent years, the celebration has always been a part of my family’s tradition. We see it as a particularly special, family time. We do things like make crafts, such as these Day of the Dead lanterns, used for displays to remember … Read more

On-Trend Gift Ideas for Moms Plus a Giveaway

My mom is so sweet. When I was growing up she never wanted anything for Mother’s Day, save for our good health and well-being. I get that. I do. I’m a mom and I want those things for my kids as well. But I want a gift to open on Mother’s Day, too! More about … Read more

Of Easter Eggs, Easter Waffles and Easter Clothes

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For going on generations now, the Easter season has brought my family to grandma’s house for a feast of favorite foods like Easter waffles. Plus, we always make a trip out to find just the right clothes for Holy Week and Easter Sunday services. Here’s a bit about our family’s traditions. Thanks to the great … Read more

Tips for Finding Inspiration for a Party

Tips para Preparar una Fiesta con Chispa

This “shop” has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SienteGlade #CollectiveBias If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know I enjoy throwing parties. No matter what the size or type, from large family celebrations, to small get-togethers with my closest friends, I enjoy spending … Read more

Three Kings Day Cupcakes with Candied Fruit

Three Kings Day Cupcakes with Candied Fruit -

Thanks to the great folks at JCPenney a DiMe Media for making this festive post possible. As always, my comments, opinions, and my love for family celebrations are my own. Three Kings Day is just a couple of days away and my family is bursting with excitement. My boys know the Three Kings are arriving … Read more


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