No Needles Required

07/19/11 No Needles Required

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Abuelita was a whiz at her Singer sewing machine – she could make anything from a set of curtains to your First Communion dress. You, on the other hand, nearly impaled yourself with the needle last time you tried to sew on a button, and the hems of your pants are falling apart faster than J.Lo and Marc Anthony’s marriage. You...

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Summer In Your Freezer

06/26/11 Summer In Your Freezer

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Summer is the time o’ plenty, at least when it comes to fresh produce. This is the time when any and all delicious fruit and veggies are available at lower prices and in full splendor because they happen to be in season. But, as we know all too well, all good things must come to an end. Come fall and winter these same items will...

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Swap Parties And How To Throw Them

05/18/11 Swap Parties And How To Throw Them

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Are you in desperate need to update your wardrobe, but the state of the economy doesn’t permit you to splurge on anything beyond a new pair of chancletas? Don’t despair, chica, you can revamp your entire closet without spending a single dime. How? Look no further than your circle of amigas and throw a swap party! That’s when...

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Grow It At Home

04/19/11 Grow It At Home

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Abuelita’s cooking was the stuff of legends. So was her lush and plentiful garden. Her home-grown spices added that special zing to all her dishes that kept everyone coming back for seconds. You dream of having your own little herb garden too, but living in an apartment has so far put the kibosh on that one. Fret not, chica,...

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Keep Your Brushes (and your face) Clean

03/29/11 Keep Your Brushes (and your face) Clean

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Putting on make-up is an art. One wrong move and you can go from diva to clown (just ask regular face-paint victim Christina Aguilera). And as any other artist, you need to take good care of your working tools. That being said, when is the last time you cleaned your make-up brushes? Let me guess…never? Most chicas aren’t aware...

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How To Revive Suede

03/01/11 How To Revive Suede

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You love your darling suede boots so much, you hardly wear them for fear of scuffing them. That’s the double-edged sword of suede footwear; they’re divinos, but easy to ruin. Even mami, that maverick of household repairs and stain removal, is at a loss with what to do with suede.  But there’s actually plenty of things you...

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