Dos Borreguitas Blog

Dos Borreguitas Featured In Associated Press Article on Cascarones April 09 2012

We were beyond thrilled to get a call a few weeks ago from Associated Press reporter Jennifer Forker who was working on an Easter story about cascarones. She had read our blog posts about this awesome tradition of breaking confetti-filled eggs on people's heads during Easter, and wanted to chat a little about the tradition and how to make them. We had a great convo and afterwards I also sent...

Tienes un Chicle Pegado? April 02 2012

We've been getting lots of awesome feedback about our T-shirt in Spanish that says Chicle: Pegado a Mamá. The translation is Gum: Stuck on Mom. It's a happy pink stick of gum holding the hand of her little chiclet (or Canel's chicletito).  For Latinos, to say someone is a chicle in Spanish is an affectionate way of calling someone a tag-along. As in the case of a little brother wanting...

Need Egg Shells for Cascarones? Try these Egg Recipes March 29 2012

If you're like a lot of busy folks, you're not even thinking about Easter yet, much less preparing for it. Or maybe you've got an awesome Pinterest Easter board, but yeah, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but that's just virtual preparedness. Damn, I know. I, too, feel an immense sense of domestic accomplishment after spending hours on Pinterest or watching HGTV. But in the real world, we've...

Calling All Mamás-To-Be: MTV Tr3s Wants YOU!!! March 26 2012

If you're like me, you've inevitably gotten sucked into the black hole of MTV or MTV Tr3s shows and spent an entire weekend afternoon  watching back-to-back-to-back-to-back episodes of Quiero Mis Quinces, Quiero Mi Boda, Teen Mom, The Abuela Show or Jersey Shore. I got a call and email today from MTV Tr3s (the Spanglish version of MTV) casting about a new show that is premiering next month called Quiero Mi...

Horchatita for the Kiddos March 23 2012

  Spring is here and we've been spending a lot of our afternoons outside - going to the playground, gardening or just hanging out on the porch. I'm an afternoon iced coffee drinker, so I like to sit on my rocking chair on the porch and relax with my cafecito. I found something at the grocery store today that I can give to K to enjoy on our porch-sitting afternoon:...

How to Make Cascarones, or Confetti-Filled Easter Eggs March 22 2012

Last year I wrote about how much I loved cascarones because they remind me of home and growing up in South Texas. But mostly, I like these confetti-filled eggs because they make this or any other holiday or celebration a million times more festive and fun. To me, cascarones equals laughter, and that's what brings so much joy in life. My mom and I have been diligent about saving our...

Latino T-shirts for Kids Spring Collection March 14 2012

We've been saying for the past two months that our new shirts are coming. They're coming. They're coming. No more. They're HERE! Our four new designs are Callejeros, Chicle, Piñata Party and Lucha Libros. They're available in baby and toddler sizes as infant creepers and toddler t-shirts.  We hope you enjoy these cool infant onesies and T-shirts as much as we enjoyed creating them. They're clever, funny and cute all rolled...

Callejeros: A T-shirt for Kids on the Go March 09 2012

Another one of our Latino T-shirts we'll be unveiling next week is Callejeros, and it depicts three perritos on-the-go. In my family, we are definitely callejeros, and like to go out a lot and travel as much as we can. You could also say we have 'patas de perro' or that we're 'andariegos.' In South Texas, we also use the word 'jacalero' which I read somewhere (not on web, apparently,...

Coats are Out, Lucha Libre Hoodies In March 08 2012

  Time to put away our heavy coats and bust out our hoodies. Aw, I love hoodies. So soft, so comfy. I got this uber-cute Tea Collection hoodie for the toddler recently. I was going to save it for next year but nah, I couldn't wait for her to use it. It says Lucha Libre Wrestling. Yeah, it's a boy hoodie, but who says Lucha is only for boys, anyway?...

New T-shirt Design 'Chicle' Coming in March! February 28 2012

We are beyond excited to show off our much-anticipated new designs, which arrive in early March. The first one, shown here, is called Chicle. For any mom who's had a baby or toddler attached to her, just like gum, you'll appreciate this fun shirt. The shirt will be available as baby onesies and toddler T-shirts. 

Dos Borreguitas Giveaway Winner February 16 2012

Congratulations to Veronica Torres on winning the Dos Borreguitas giveaway worth more than $40. A winner was chosen at random via random.org. Thanks to everyone who entered. We plan on having more giveaways throughout the year, so there will be more chances to win!

Besitos means Kisses for Valentine's Day February 13 2012

  Feliz Dia de San Valentin! The toddler K and I had fun last week baking a slew of cookies to send to all her abuelas (four in all!) and her tias and grand-tias. That was a whooooole heck of a lot of baking and decorating, and it included lots of colored sugar and sprinkles because for some reason, they made the toddler K giddy. I think I'll be sweeping...

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Takes it to the Street February 09 2012

My favorite Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor took it my favorite street on television, Sesame Street, to hear arguments. And have some cafecito with a good friend. Awesomeness.  

La Sonora Dinamita Tells the Best Novelas February 08 2012

My husband calls the Colombian salsa band La Sonora Dinamita the soundtrack to his families parties in the '80's. It's what he blasts on the iPhone/Bose speaker in our living room when we want the toddler K to dance, and I mean really bailar, because nothing gets a Latina moving the arms and caderas like a good cumbia. And La Sonora Dinamita's cumbias are really first-class, especially if you can...

GIVEAWAY from Dos Borreguitas: Frida, Diego and $10 Gift Card February 03 2012

     February is the month of amor, and to celebrate we're giving away products inspired by our favorite Latino couple: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. We'll also throw in a cute little notebook and a $10 gift certificate to use in our store. That's over $40 worth of Dos Borreguitas coolness! We'll be adding more shirt styles in a few weeks so stay tuned. Although it's not required, we'd love...

Latino Foods Getting Lost Through the Generations February 01 2012

We're adventurous eaters in my house, and I'm definitely a fan of savory international street food, a la Anthony Bourdain. But the less I know about where it really came from, the better. Maybe that's the problem with me and certain Latino home-cooked foods. I know exactly where it came from. In particular, I'm talking about lengua de res, or tacos de lengua, or pretty much anything neck-up from a...

Taqueria Picture Menu: They All Look The Same January 27 2012

  We went out as a family tonight to get tacos. It was a new spot that some friends recommended. It was totally in the boonies on some narrow, hidden street, so we figured it must be good. When we got there, the parking lot was full. No, it must be awesome. And then we walked in, and the first thing I see is this huge lighted picture menu that...

Michelle Obama Says I Have to Put Myself First, So I'm Gonna Zumba January 27 2012

Late last year, I watched an interview with Michelle Obama and the president where she said she puts herself first on her priority list. Mrs. Obama said it wasn't a selfish thing to do, it was the practical thing to do. She said she wanted to model for her girls, and other moms, that you have to invest in yourself as much as you invest in others, and that includes...

Hide-and-Seek with the Muñequitas January 26 2012

My little girl can spend hours, literally, playing with her dolls. I love watching her.  

Mimicking Animal Sounds in Different Languages January 25 2012

My dogs understand Spanglish, especially when I say "ya!" But what language do they speak? I always love asking friends from other countries to tell me the sounds animals in their country make, or rather, how they mimic the sounds they make. Onomatopoeia -- remember that old school word from elementary. It's when a word mimics the sound it describes. Like woof, burp, honk or splash. There's an awesome website that was...

When a Flor isn't just a Flor (it's a Rosa, Tulipan, Jacinto, Peonia) January 25 2012

  I literally went on a binge for baby books in Spanish last year when we visited Madrid, Spain. One of my picks was not quite a baby book, but given that my Spanglish is probably better than my Spanish, I figured it would come in handy as my daughter grew up -- for both me and her. It's the Album Larousse de la Naturaleza and it's a nature book...

MTV Tr3s' The Abuela Show Is Like Me and the Husband January 22 2012

The husband and I are talkers. What I mean to say is that, we are those people who talk over movies, TV shows, other people. Or rather, we're commenters, reactors, chismosos, platicators (my own made-up false cognate, which I use so often I've forgotten it's not a real word!). We're like the longest going ping pong match, back-and-forth, back-and-forth. And it's only gotten worse since we had a kid. I'm...

Lost in Translation in Ballet Class January 21 2012

This past summer, my daughter and I took a parent/child swim class together, but this week K, who is now 2 1/2, had her first alone lesson -- toddler ballet. I dressed her up in her pink tights, leotard and little leather dance shoes. Pink is the required color for her age group, and I had actually bought a dance outfit of a different color. But pink on little girls...

Our Little Latino Children's Boutique January 19 2012

So when we started Dos Borreguitas more than a year-and-a-half ago, it was as a blog, and I was writing about my search of the hunt for cool Latino children's products. As a new mom, I wanted baby onesies that reflected my roots and culture. I wanted nice and soft t-shirts. I wanted bilingual toys, gifts and books. I wanted to pass on my heritage to my little one. And...
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