Fabulously Crafty Day of the Dead Necklace

I have seriously crafty friends. My pals Cathie and Steve just came out with a jewelry line called Jewel Pop Shop. Cathie is one of our very own BlogHer bloggers! My other friend (and past BlogHer DIY Editor) Kathy Cano-Murillo recently launched a new product line through her brand The Crafty Chica. Kathy specializes in Day of the Dead imagery, so a Dia de Los Muertos-themed Jewel Pop Shop necklace seemed perfect! ...more
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Dancing with the Dead: My Own Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Last week was Dia de las Muertos. This is centuries old holiday which originated in in Mexico and is currently enjoying a surge in popularity. The holiday honors loved ones who have died. Celebrants typically build a three-tiered altar called ofrendas and decorate with symbols as marigolds, papel picado and photographs and favorite foods of the deceased....more

The Day of the Dead: Barn Version.


Mandu (Korean Dumplings)

Day of the Dead Festival

Beautiful celebration! Thanks for sharing.more


Growing up Catholic, November 1st meant All Souls Day, although I don't really remember anything in particular happening at school other than going to church.  My sister, 16 years my senior, has more vivid memories and perhaps things had changed some before I entered parochial school.  In recent years I've heard a lot more about the celebrations around Day of the Dead, which sounds like a much more fun way of honoring the deceased.  I have a thing about altars anyway, so the idea of setting one up for departed loved ones...more

NaBloPoMo Day 2: Day of the Dead Envy

A '70s-inspired skull I decorated for Diamondqueen. ...more
Yikes! I could never imagine brushing a loved ones ashes through my hair. I'm slightly ...more

Dia de los Muertos Week!

Looking for cool Dia de los Muertos things to do this week?...more

Day of the Dead Hair Accessories

My daughter Maya is on a roll with her craft projects this season. Here are the latest and greatest!SEE THE FULL TUTORIALS HERE AT HER SITE, MayaInTheMoment.com...more