Dos Borreguitas Blog

Hand-made Mexican Dolls August 10 2010

I had several of these Mexican dolls growing up. My mom would buy them for me when we'd trek across the Rio Grande into Nuevo Laredo for a day shopping trip. I never remember ever really playing with them, but I liked the ribbons in their hair. My husband says they look kinda scary with their crazy black dot eyes. These munecas are no Mexican Barbie, I guess, pero tampoco asi. As...

Discovering the Pint-sized Rocking Chair August 08 2010

If you've ever been to Nicaragua you know these cane rocking chairs are ubiquitous in the Central American country. These sillas abuelitas often take the place of couches in a living room, line the porches of beachfront properties in San Juan del Sur, chill in the hotel lobbies in Granada, etc. And they are amazingly comfortable, probably because the weaved cane cushions the toosh better. This pint-sized silla abuelita is...

Loteria Burpcloth: Makes Wiping Baby Babas Stylish August 08 2010

For the most part I stuck with plain old cloth diapers to use as burpcloths when baby K was so born because she went through them like crazy and I wasn't exactly trying to impress my two dogs at home with a fashionable spit rag draped over my shoulder (they were more interested in licking off the spit anyway). But, pulling a nasty yellowed burpcloth out at a restaurant or...

Shakira Hiding Baby Tracks Within Songs August 07 2010

The first song baby K ever loved, I mean really shook her body down to the ground to was Shakira's Loba. I'm convinced Shakira is planting hidden baby tracks within her songs to get parents to play them nonstop to keep their kids happy. During the World Cup, Univision ran the Waka Waka musiquita over and over and over and over for a WHOLE MONTH and every time baby K would...

Blabla Dolls, Mobiles y Mucho Mas August 06 2010

Blabla makes such wonderful children's products, but its usually just the uber-soft and adorable dolls that I find in the posh baby boutiques here in DC. The blabla dolls are knitted by Pervuian artisans (based in fair-trade ethics) and the craftsmanship is really superb. Some of the larger dolls are pretty pricey--around $130 (yes, $130, close your mouth now) but thankfully for us working class folk, most run between $25...

Soccer onesies August 05 2010

Nothing says allegiance like a soccer onesie. Baby K has had two so far--the first one is by Torcida Baby, and we got it in Brazil last year when we took a final 'vacations will never be this easy again' vacation to Rio de Janeiro. We friggin loved Rio, especially the absolutely gorgeous Confeitaria Colombo. Mmmmm. I was seven months pregnant but I'm sure if I went back today I'd...

Authentic Cuban Guayabera for Baby, Sort of August 03 2010

While in Miami baby K's madrina, baby K and I made a pit stop at Guayabera World inside Dolphin Mall. I've been meaning to get the little monkey a guayabera but with the sweltering heat all week long it didn't even cross my mind to go outdoors unless I was running across the law to the pool or bearing down and taking the heat on my way to Sedano's to...

3 Cumples = 3 Baby Abuelita Dolls August 02 2010

So baby K turned one this month and that meant not one, not two, but THREE birthday celebrations. One here at home in the district, one over Skype because I was away for work ALL the way across the country on her actual birthday (yes, you can feel sorry for me, because I woke up that morning wanting to cry being so far from my baby), and one big pachanga...

Finally! August 02 2010

And so this is where the whining that "there isn't anywhere where I can find our things, wah, wah, wah" ends, and the build-a-blog begins. Ya era tiempo. First, the baby K just turned one this month and I can't imagine having been able to do a blog over the past year. Between working full-time and actually living, this would have sputtered out long ago, I'm sure. But I feel...
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