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Árbol de la Vida to Celebrate Día de los Muertos

Every year I look forward to this season because I get to build my altar in celebration of Day of the Dead. As my altar comes to life with calaveras, food, and candles I take a moment to reflect upon the passage of time as well as the souls that have slipped away with it through the pictures that I display. Some bring a smile to my face while others evoke sadness thinking of the physical absence of those that I have loved deeply.

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Fiesta and Fun: Bedazzling Your Easter Huevos

¡Hola! Today I’m back with a fun Easter craft that is perfect for kids and adults. Even if you’re not crafty (I’m not!), you can decorate adorable eggs with any theme your heart desires. As you may have guessed, mine happen to be inspired by Mexico and the work of some of my favorite female creators.


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Lola’s Dining Room Makeover: Adding Color to My Comedor

Hola and Happy New Year! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve made time to sit at my computer and write, mainly because I’m currently in the final stages of a kitchen remodel and am in the midst of decluttering and trying to organizing my entire home and life, but today I wanted to share a little something different for those of you who are into home improvement projects.

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Sugar Skulls and Spirits: Decoding the Symbolism of Altar Items

A few weeks ago, I was interviewed about how I celebrate Day of the Dead and today I’m sharing the interview with you in the hopes that you learn something new and become inspired to honor someone you’ve lost in your own special way.

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Simple Sangrita Recipe – ¡Viva México!

Mexican Independence Day at Lola’s Cocina always includes a delicious spread of food and drinks with colors that pay homage to the country’s flag: verde, blanco, y rojo. This year, we’re celebrating with the Bandera, which is served in three separate shot glasses, consisting of fresh lime juice (green), tequila (white), and sangrita (red). Read More…