style=”font-size: 10pt;”>This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidaysConFamilia #CollectiveBias. Every holiday, since I moved to the US, I have opened my home to friends and my husband’s family because it’s that time of year when I feel homesick the most – when I miss our Latino Holidays, with a full house, food overload and listening to the same stories grandma used to tell! Since we got married, I’ve made it my mission to bring my Brazilian Holiday to our home and share my heritage with my son, my husband, friends and family, making them special #HolidaysConFamilia! Some of my favorite traditions are:
I bought several holiday CDs in Portuguese and Spanish and my son grew up listening to our favorite holiday tunes in three languages! My husband grabs the guitar every year and we sing together, making memories and bringing holiday cheer through songs! We went to a studio and recorded some songs such as Oh Christmas Tree (O Pinheirinho de Natal), Jingle Bells (Bate o Sino/Cascabel) and Frosty (Hombre de Nieve) to give them to my students. They were a huge hit!
style=”color: #000000;”>I often gather American and Brazilian food classics making our parties and holiday eve smell and taste like home! Some of our Classics are Bolo Sonho de Valsa, Farofa, Empada, Brigadeiro and so many other recipes, given to me by my mom, passed through generations. Here are the links to some of my favorites: https://trendylatina.com/brigadeiros-brazilian-truffles/ https://trendylatina.com/bolo-sonho-de-valsa/
I also use items such as a Brazilian Santa and pictures from my home in Brazil to remind us that the holidays are a time to celebrate and be close to the ones we love! I also prepare guest rooms and bathrooms – we have 3 bathrooms in our home, with plenty of toilet paper and tissues to ensure that our guests will not find themselves in a position of being in there, needing those items and not having them! So I stock up, especially in our powder room, which is so needed during the parties!
We want to make sure our bathrooms are welcoming to anyone who uses them, so after the holidays we may want to give them a bit of a spruce up so they are ready for anything. We’ll have to check out a bathroom renovator or speak to a contractor to see what we can do as we want to make sure we have everything in hand. This is just a thought at the moment but it’s good to have a plan! Something I learned from my mom – prep time is as important as the party, because the planning allows you to enjoy time with the ones you love! I will share this secret with you – I go to BJ’s and make sure I save and stock up on the items I know I will need all through the season! The Kimberly Clark products at BJs make your life easier for you to be there for your family during the pre-holiday prep time, so that you are able to enjoy more time with your family and less time shopping for what you need! From an extensive list of products, Kimberly-Clark’s brands at BJ’s will meet your family’s holiday prep shopping needs. I can assure you of that! Here are some of my favorites: Love my ideas? I’d like to extend my secret to you and offer you the option of trying it; BJ’s Wholesale Club Offers a Free 60-Day BJ’s membership: (Valid through 12/31): http://cbi.as/14fmz For more great products, holiday ideas and all the details on this great offer, click HERE! Also make sure you enter their amazing Sweepstakes to win $500.00 in Kimberly Clark Products! A wonderful Holiday Gift, don’t you think? KCC BJs Holiday Giveaway Good luck on participating and let me know how you celebrate your holidays and what traditions you have carried from your family and from your home! Can’t wait to hear it and as usual, give us a Trendy Shout!