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6 Things in your kitchen that are super dirty & you probably don't clean

We do everything we can to keep our kitchen spic and span, but did you know it's still dirty? No matter how regularly you sweep, mop, and scrub it down, you're missing out on some spots that you are oblivious about. Sure you may make sure to keep your counters clean but what about your dishwasher or your sink?

If I just made you second guess your cleaning techniques, then, boy do I have a list for you!

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3 Ways to keep rats out of your home

Attack of the giant rat! It may sound like a comic book tittle, but trust me, it happened in real life to a Swedish family. The exterminators in Sweden have nicknamed the monstrous rodent as "The Viking". Imagine, the rat measured about 15 inches, just the body and not counting tail. No wonder all the experts agree that it is the biggest one anybody has seen. If just thinking about it makes you sick, wait until you learn what the family went through and, if you hate rats, get ready: The photo can make you pass out.

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6 Easy tips for taking magazine-worthy pictures with your cell phone!

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I've loved photography ever since I can remember. Although I learned a lot in college about professional cameras and photography--especially about technique and development--I have to admit, for a busy mom there is no better tool than a cell phone when it comes to taking photos I'd be proud enough to feature in any magazine!

Of course you want to document your first family trip to your homeland, your sons kindergarten graduation, your new manicure or a sunset that left your breathless, and you want your photos to be true to life, colorful and full of all the beautiful depth that you remember in real life. Luckily, it's so much easier than you could possibly imagine to capture all of these precious moments in all their glory. After the break, I'll share some great tips on how to get your camera phone pictures to look like they belong in a magazine spread!

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5 Usos inesperados del secador de pelo en tu casa

Por muchos años, mi secador de pelo vivió únicamente en mi baño, pero desde que existe Pinterest, la red de carpetas de páginas de Internet lo he usado tanto para cosas de la casa, que hasta estoy pensando en comprarme otro para usarlo sólo con estos fines. La verdad es que jamás se me habría ocurrido que podría servir para cosas tan diferentes. Es un aparato verdaderamente útil, más allá que en la belleza de la melena.

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6 Ways to make more space in your kitchen

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I don't know about you, but there never seems to be enough space in my kitchen. I live on one floor of a two-family house, and since it's a rental, nothing is to my specifications. Of course, I understand that it's a part of being a renter, but at times it is so frustrating! Even more so now that I'm home with my son full-time and I have to prepare three meals a day. 

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5 Trucos para que tu cocina quede siempre limpia después de cocinar

Así como me encanta cocinar, odio limpiar la cocina después. Lamentablemente, a mi marido le pasa lo mismo y él es, por naturaleza, un cocinero mucho más ordenado que yo, por lo que esa civilizada costumbre de que uno cocina y el otro limpia no funcionaba en esta casa. Traté, no sabes como traté, de convencerlo que era lo más justo, pero él se dio cuenta rapidito de que no le convenía. Cuando yo cocinaba parecía que había explotado una bomba. Nadie está más sorprendida que yo de la forma en que logré cambiar eso.

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5 Centros de mesa súper creativos para primavera

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Amo las flores. Mi más profundo anhelo es tener un enorme jardín lleno de flores. Cada pequeño espacio de mi diminuto departamento está lleno de plantas o flores. Creo que es gracias a ello que tengo paz mental y tengo la profunda creencia que hacen de un hogar un lugar acogedor y lleno de vida y buena vibra.

Si la primavera ya se te viene encima y no tienes ideas para decorar tu casa, aprovecha que estás a tiempo para darle luz y calor a tu casa con estas brillantes ideas para centros de mesa.

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13 Trucos INFALIBLES para que tu casa esté impecable con productos naturales

Siempre digo que no hay nada en cuanto a la limpieza de la casa que no pueda resolverse con bicarbonato de soda, vinagre, cloro y limón. Claro que adoro los productos y esponjas para limpiar que requieren el mínimo esfuerzo y dejan todo radiante, desinfectado y perfumado.

Pero también me da gusto saber que puedo tener mi casa impecable como lo hubiera hecho mi abuelita en una época donde no había un químico para limpiar la cerámica del baño y otro para limpiar el mesón de la cocina. No sólo es más económico, sino que además el uso de productos naturales es más amigable con el medio ambiente. Sigue leyendo para que veas a lo que me refiero.

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5 Ways to use spray paint to spruce up your house!

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Hey, I have a question to ask you. Have you discovered the wonders of spray paint? The stuff is amazing and so easy to use. You can use it for so many things in your home. The only problem with it is that it is totally addictive. I mean, once you start spray painting stuff, you are going to want to keep doing it. Seriously, sometimes I wonder what my husband would look like if I spay painted him silver. I'm kidding, but I'm not kidding about the wonders of spray paint. I really want you to take a look at these fantastic spray paint projects I've rounded up because I know they are going to get your spray painting finger itchy.

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4 Ways technology can make your life easier

This week there were two stories in the news on how technology has impacted people's lives. One story highlighted how technology can improve life while the other demonstrated how it can be used to amplify people's negative traits. The Hardy family used social media to pressure a pharmaceutical company to use their new drug to save their son who is battling a deadly virus. The second story was about eight students from Mahopac, New York who were suspended for making racist tweets after losing a basketball game against Mount Vernon. In the case of many Latinas like me, I think technology can change our lives for the better!

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