Mi casa / My home

February 10, 2014

Make Your Own Chalk Finish Paint

I found a small cabinet at a yard sale and I grabbed it because its size was promising and the price was right. But it definitely needed new paint. I’d been looking for something to store our music CDs (Sounds old school I know, but we have so much wonderful music acquired long before iTunes). […]

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February 10, 2014

Receta de Pintura de Acabado de Pizarrón

Hace unas semanas anduve de compras en ventas de garaga y encontré una pequeña cómoda. La compré porque le vi potencial, pero definitivamente necesitaba una manita de gato. Ya por algún tiempo estaba en la búsqueda de un mueble para guardar nuestros CD’s, los cuales estaban desorganizados en libreros, mesas y cajas, en fin, necesitaban […]

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January 10, 2014

A Locker for the Kids

I mentioned how one of my New Year’s resolutions was to get more organized. I even started early in hopes of actually being organized by January 1. Well, I accomplished some of that, but it’s a big job, isn’t it? And it never really ends, does it? Here’s what happened to me. In the midst […]

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October 18, 2013

Maneras de Divertirte sin Gastar Mucho

  Gracias a nuestros amigos de Kimberly-Clark por patrocinar este artículo.  Los comentarios y opiniones son de mi autoría. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Es una frase célebre de la película The Shining, Jack Nicholson escribe esta frase una y otra y otra vez en su máquina de escribir y […]

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September 27, 2013

5 Tips for Saving on Your Fuel Costs

  Thanks to the great folks at Kimberly-Clark for sponsoring this post. As always, my comments, opinions, and love for lowering my car expenses are my own. I bet you are wondering about this photo of a papaya tree. Isn’t it beautiful? It’s in a friend’s yard. I’ll explain why it’s here in a minute. […]

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September 27, 2013

Tips Para Reducir el Consumo de Gasolina

  Este artículo es cortesía de nuestros amigos de Kimberly-Clark quienes me pidieron compartir consejos y tips para ayudar a las familias a estrechar sus presupuestos como parte de su programa Pick Up the Values. Mis comentarios y opiniones son míos. Apuesto a que te estás preguntando que tiene que ver el ahorrar dinero con […]

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September 17, 2013

5 Tips for Saving on Your Monthly Bills

Thanks to the great folks at Kimberly-Clark for sponsoring this post. As always, my comments, opinions, and love for lower electric bills are my own. When it comes to saving money around the house, I think it’s best to start with the so called low-hanging fruit, those expenses that are both biggest and easiest to […]

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September 17, 2013

Tips para Ahorrar Energía en Casa

Este artículo es cortesía de nuestros amigos de Kimberly-Clark quienes me pidieron compartir consejos y tips para ayudar a las familias a estrechar sus presupuestos como parte de su programa Pick Up the Values. Mis comentarios y opiniones son míos. Cuando pensamos en como economizar en casa, es importante identificar aquellos pagos que hacemos cada […]

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September 6, 2013

Wagons Hoe!

As a Lowe’s Creative Ideas Ambassador, I received a gift card in order to complete this project. As always my comments and opinions are my own. Enjoy! Football season is here and with it one of the most American of institutions, tailgating. I’m no expert, but I suspect early Americans started getting used to the […]

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September 5, 2013

Don’t Forget the Chicken Soup!

  This post comes courtesy of the great folks at Kimberly-Clark, who asked me to provide tips for helping parents stretch their budgets even further as part of their Pick Up The Values campaign. My comments, opinions, and love for chicken soup are my own. I saw on TV yesterday that some economists have predicted […]

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