Entries by Blogger Spotlight

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5 Products to Speed Up Your Beauty Routine

UPDATED January 12th, 2018 A recent Wall Street Journal article states that women spend 7.62 minutes applying makeup in their morning beauty routine. That’s just not enough time to look super fabulous, right? But just because you’re rushed in the morning, it doesn’t mean you can’t look your best. I handpicked five beauty products that are easy and quick to apply for […]

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How to Upcycle a Kitchen Drawer

 UPDATED November 16th, 2017 I love planting succulents, I don’t know a whole lot about them, but to me having these your home is the  modern way to live! It also adds a natural element to your home decor. From kitchen drawer, upcycle to a planter box! TOOLS/SUPPLIES White Paint (I used KRYLON spray paint) […]

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Her Death to Cancer Taught Me Gratitude

UPDATED November 14th, 2017 Yesterday, (my husband) Paolo and I attended the funeral of a 32-year-old woman who died after a long struggle with ovarian cancer. I didn’t know the woman, but Paolo is friends with her husband; he works where Paolo, a stonemason, buys a lot of his construction supplies. We knew his wife […]

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Marriage & Thermostat Wars

UPDATED November 14th, 2017 I’m a big girl and I live in Southern California, so I don’t get cold too often. I welcome the chilly temps. I embrace the cool, brisk air. I like when it gets “nippy’ outside. That said, I see little to no reason why we need to turn on the heater. […]

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Emerging Writer Gina Ruiz Speaks of Writing

This is the ninth in a monthly (sometimes twice-monthly) series of guest blog posts in which emerging Latina writers talk about their work, their process and what inspires them, on Following The Lede, a blog by Sabrina Vorvoulias.  Gina Ruiz is a freelance writer, poet and book reviewer whose first love has always been books. […]

How My Kids Improved their Spanish this Summer

Even though we’re only half-way through the summer, my children are going back to school on Monday. So, for all intents and purposes, our summer is almost over. And what a summer it has been! Vanessa and Santiago have been immersed in Spanish all.summer.long and it has been an experience like no other. First, as many of […]

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Surefire Breaking Up Tips

I wish someone had given me breaking up tips when I needed them. To me, the most irritating and hateful expression in the break-up scene is: “It’s not you, it’s me.” But often, we should  reverse the order of the sentence and use it as soon as we realize the person we are dating is […]