Thursday, May 3, 2012

May Favorites {Give-Away}, Cinco de Mayo edition

Without too much ado, some favorites with a little fiesta flare for the holiday weekend...

1.  favorite way to give your arm a rest:  Campeon Lime Juicer
I love the flavor of limes in marinades, salads, baked goods, and beverages, but juicing a bunch of tiny limes with a classic citrus juicer (the kind where you twist the fruit) gives me arm cramps! This cool juicer is a breeze to use, and it gets every last drop of juice out of those limes {image from}

2.  favorite legit Cinco de Mayo decoration:  Papel Picado
For our Dora Party fiesta in March, I ordered two strands of these adorable, brightly colored, traditional cut paper banners from Casa Bonampak.  And they're still hanging in my kitchen over a month later because I love them so much.  If you want some for Cinco de Mayo, you won't have time to order any online, but check your local mercado; they might stock them. {image from [fotogramAtico]}

3.  favorite south-of-the-border wall art:  Mexican Matryoshka print by Amy Perrotti
I've been a big fan of Amy Perrotti's Cultural Matryoshka art series for a while now, but I can't make up my mind on which adorable print to buy. Every girl is so unique, so colorful and cute. Maybe I'll have to buy one of each! {image from AmyPerrotti on Etsy}

4.  favorite homemade mexican food that I wish I could eat every day:  Corn, Cheese, and Green Chile Tamales
My friend Tannya brought me a whole gallon-sized ziplock bag full of her yummy, homemade tamales a few years ago when we brought a new baby home from the hospital.  If memory serves, I ate several at lunch and dinner every day until they were gone, and I'm positive I did not share them with anyone!

5.  favorite way to waste a few minutes on the internet:  88 Nights of Cinco de Mayo
My brother and his friends decided to eat their way through the entire 88-item menu at their local mexican restaurant, Cinco de Mayo.  And they decided to film it.  Every time I hear that theme song, I have to smile! {image from}


The give-away is now closed. Thanks for visiting!! Give-away time!  This month, I am giving away a Campeon Lime Juicer, so you can make all the delicious marinades and margaritas you want this summer without cramping up!  To enter to win, leave a comment on this post, including your email address if it isn't easy to find.

And a quick, briefest of brief announcements:  I'm organizing and participating in a little handmade boutique this weekend in Eugene, OR, Bliss Handmade.  If you're in the area, I'd love to see you!  If you aren't in the area, we're giving away one of our goodie bags, and anyone in the US can enter!  Click HERE to see all of the glorious details.

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  1. i've always wanted one of those citrus squeezers!
    dylan_julie (at) yahoo (dot) com

  2. Would love one of these juicers. It is always so hard to juice limes, especially when you have lots to do

  3. We would love a lime juicer :)

  4. Love the papel picado link! Cute juicer :D

  5. Would love to win the lime juicer! (

  6. What a cool lime juicer! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. that looks handy~ would love to win that!

  8. I love limes! and lime juice! and lime desserts! (

  9. I think I could get into this with a lime juicer!

  10. Juicer! Yay!

  11. Never knew there was such a thing as a lime juicer! Now that I know, I need one!

  12. The lime juicer would make after work happy hour so much faster, therefore happier!

  13. just wanted to say, I live close to Monterey and know how sweet Cannery row is! There are so many places to eat and drink and each one is unique. Its fun to know we have shared that experience. Also, I have made these lime meltaways..........and they are delectable and refreshing, hope others try them. So with or without the lime juicer, I will make these again. thanks

  14. I love limes! They have my vote as The Best of all citrus fruits.


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