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Bobbito Ross Pa’lante, Siempre Pa’lante!!

Buen Dia Mi Gente!! “Pa’lante, Siempre Pa’lante” which means “Forward, Always Forward!” – Bobbito Ross Bienvenido, today I will be talking about what has inspired me as an artist and where I will interview other artists, art students, and people involved in the art & entertainment  world and who are community activist in the coming months. I am always touched and empowered by the stories of artists and powerful people in the art world and I wanted to use this opportunity to get to know what inspires others. I wanted to give credit to a few of the artists that have really impacted and inspired me. I started my interviews with my dearest friends and fellow Boricuas, Ponce Solo, Jessica Flores & Iris Toro. Today, I want to introduce you to mi hermano y amigo, Bobbito Ross. Bobbito Ross, also known as, Layzor Ghunnzz is an artist from Jamaica Queens, New York that brings an unique blend of culture, creativity, and spontaneity to his work. Ross, who goes by an English surname, actually is of …

Feliz Nochebuena From Me To You

(Play Me And Happy Reading…..It Just Goes Together)  Hola y bienvenido BBS Family! It’s finally almost here December 24th 2016 is: 0 years 0 months 1 day 11 hours 44 minutes 14 seconds And counting….. (The kiddos in our family look foward to this very moment) I wanted to wish all my readers a Very Feliz Navidad y Buenas Fiestas! For those of you who aren’t sure what I just said, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! So, I’m sure some of you are wondering what Nochebuena and Navidad mean. They are Spanish words referring to the night of Christmas Eve and celebrated on December 24 every year. Holiday season is here, and Christians from Puerto Rico to Peru will be ringing in Nochebuena, the most important Christmas celebrations for members of Spanish-influenced cultures. Alternatively known as Noche Buena, La Cena de Nochebuena or Navidad, Nochebuena means “Good Night” in Spanish and refers to Christmas Eve, the biggest Christmas fete for most Latinos. Some families have adopted a more American take on the family meal in …

How To Survive Christmas

“Ahhh… Christmas!” *Slouches into the arm chair with a cup of tea and a tin of Roses* – this is what we dream about when it comes to Christmas, but in reality we tend to spend 99% of our time doing the opposite. Running around doing the shopping, stressing over our budgets and most of the time forgetting half of the things we actually need to do! But I guess that’s just part of Christmas! Hang out with the fam they’re your nearest and dearest but when you have to spend the whole of Christmas day with them, your family can start to get a little irritating after a while. If it’s not your Abuela telling you about how things were ‘back in her day’ then it’s someone moaning that their presents aren’t what they wanted.Either way, it can be hard to hold your tongue when it comes to the big day. It can be difficult for us all striving to create a memorable Christmas year after year especially when $$$ is in the back of …

A Very Merry Borikén Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the casa not a creature was stirring, not even a Coquí. The children were tucked in their beds fast asleep in hopes Papa Noel soon would be there. Christmas in Puerto Rico starts early on, for some it starts right after Thanksgiving, which is the Advent or the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day.  There are many celebrations that make “Navidad en Puerto Rico” such a special time, the most famous traditions?: The “parrandas”or “asaltos navideños” especially on Christmas Eve and “Los Tres Reyes.” The Epiphany is the main celebration. On January 6 “Los Reyes” or The Three Wise Men arrive to bring offerings to baby Jesus. Christmas day, meaning “Nochebuena” is another celebration but not as important as The Three Kings. Here’s a few ways we celebrate: Attend a Misa de Aguinaldo From December 15-24, churches conduct misas de aguinaldo, masses held at dawn featuring the singing of aguinaldos, which are Puerto Rican versions of Christmas Carols. Catch a Parranda A parranda is the local translation of …

☃️Christmas🎅🏼 Stress 🎄Free

The holidays are here, with wall-to-wall shoppers at the supermarket. Who wants to have to join them? Please, don’t everyone raise their hand at once. Right, that’s what I thought you’re probably sitting there reading this and rolling your eyes at the thought of all the Christmas hustle n’ bustle! Makes two of us. Don’t get me wrong I love Christmas, what I don’t love is the horrible traffic, the fighting over a parking space, the long store lines, the rude and pushy shoppers and especially can’t stand the rudeness and lack of customer service from store employees who’d rather be anywhere else than ringing up your purchases! Now on to something a bit less dramatic….as we all know well, The Family Room is the heart of the home, and never more so than during the holiday season.  Am, I right!? The Family Room is the most used place in the house besides the kitchen and the restrooms. We’ll clean and organize this central area of family life as we begin to think ahead to …

Halloween DIY Wreaths

Love the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas? If so, this Jack Skellington wreath is for you. Greetings Friends! As, you may or may not know I LOVE Halloween! It is my most favorite holiday. I could walk through the Halloween section in any store for an hour or more. I don’t know about you, but for most holidays I really enjoy a nice wreath on the front door. But, if you are anything like me…..you really don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a nice fancy wreath. Am, I right? Wreath Supplies Well, never fear! If, you have at least 20-30 min a day down time you have time to create any of these beautiful Halloween wreaths. No one says you need to finish it all in one setting. Remember ladies, Rome wasn’t built in a day. The slideshow above shows you everything you will need to make your very own personalized wreath. Depending on where you go to get your supplies the price will differ. Here are the best places to …

Review of the Singer Stitch Sew Quick

So, I bought this lil ole’ thing thinking with all the research I’ve done that this would be a great investment. So, here it is in black and white. They say that this lightweight sewing machine allows you to repair drapes without taking them down and repair bedding without stripping the bed. It can help save the day on important occasions and swiftly restore the integrity of costumes or competition outfits. This Singer hand-held sewing machine is versatile enough to mend just about any type of material such as silk, wool and denim. It is also strong enough to handle leather and other thick textiles. Well, I beg to differ just a bit! I, was working on a project of mine and well…. it seemed to start out fine. Until, it wasn’t! I mean, it’s probs ok for small rips and tears but for big projects you are better of getting a sewing machine. On top of that the stitching doesn’t stay. The Singer Stitch Sew Quick machine comes with bobbins, needles, a spindle, a …