Shakira is spending so much time between Spain and Los Angeles lately (for work reasons), she's decided to put up for rent her spectacular Miami Beach mansion. And did I mention it's SPECTACULAR? It really is beautiful, with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, decorated in cool white and beige--it's a beach house dream.
The house has its own gym, pool, and even its own private dock. The only problem is the price. Shaki is renting her pad for a cool $45,000 per month. That's it, I know! Jump on it!Continue Reading >
There are a few things that are certain in life, but above all of them is ... laundry. Love it or hate it, it's a permanent part of being a mom. One way to learn to like it better is to do it as fast and frugally as possible. We talked to savvy moms who gave us the following tips:
El tener en casa plantas esenciales para remedios caseros, como el aloe vera o la lavanda, parece algo imposible, sobre todo si vives en un espacio pequeño, pero te estás engañándo a tí misma. Hasta en un departamento se pueden cultivar algunas de las hierbas que van a mejorar tu salud y la de tu familia.
Sólo necesitas determinar tu espacio e ir a algún vivero o a alguna de esas cadenas de tiendas grandes, que tengan plantas. En estos meses de primavera, estos sitios están desbordándose de ese tipo de matas.
I never really think of myself as being particularly green until others like my mother point it out to me. The reason I don't think of myself as being greener than the next person is that just about everything that I do that is eco-friendly takes very little effort on my part.
Despite what you may have heard or what you may think, it's easy being green. Being green isn't just for those who have tons of time or money to spare. It is for all of us and in the end it benefits us all because we all live on the same planet.Continue Reading >
I continue on my quest to share with you easy and inexpensive ways to green clean your home. One substance I'm pretty sure you are familiar with is baking soda. Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a natural occurring substance that in addition to being used for baking can be used to clean so many things. Baking soda is non-toxic, affordable, versatile, and easy to find.
A staple in most people's home, I grew up seeing it used mostly to bake, clean teeth (artificial and real), and to alleviate upset stomachs. Oh, but there are so many other ways to use this magical white powder. Why does baking soda work for cleaning? Sodium bicarbonate helps regulate pH; it works as a neutralizer. That's about as scientific as I can get with it, but a real scientist could explain it much better, I'm sure.Continue Reading >
Este 22 de abril es el Día de la Tierra y está hecho para que reflexionemos sobre cuánto gastamos y cuánto le cuesta al pobre planeta nuestra visita temporal.
Aunque te valga tirar basura, no debería de valernos dejarle un mundo con menos recursos a nuestros nietos.
Es por ello que investigue 8 formas CREATIVAS de reciclar objetos quebrados para otros fines y educar a nuestra familia con valores ecológicos:Continue Reading >
I am on a mission to let as many people know as possible that it is easy and cost effective to green clean your homes. You don't have to go out and buy expensive pre-made environmentally friendly cleaners. You can if you want to and have the money you can, but you can do it on the cheap too. For example, hydrogen peroxide is a wonderfully inexpensive option for cleaning your home without the use of toxic chemicals.
You can find a bottle of hydrogen peroxide at just about any store for around $1. Score! one thing you must keep in mind when using and storing hydrogen peroxide is that it is very sensitive to light, that's why it is sold in dark bottles. You want to keep it in an opaque container so that it does not lose its potency.Continue Reading >
If you do not already have a large bottle of white distilled vinegar in your home, you must run out and get some now. No, really you need it.
White vinegar is a popular non-toxic household cleaner with many uses. It is eco-friendly, super cheap, and because of its acidity very effective at killing mold, bacteria, and germs. Why use toxic chemicals when you have an inexpensive cost-effective alternative?Continue Reading >
Christina Aguilera recently made a purchase, and it's a BIG one! The pop singer reportedly bought a $10 million Beverly Hills estate that would make an average home look like a shoe closet. Xtina's gorgeous 11,000-square-foot house comes complete with six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, two bars (because apparently one isn't enough), a screening room. The home is rumored to have been rented by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof and comes with some pretty famous neighbors. Impressive, right?
I have been making my own laundry detergent for more than a year now and I absolutely love it! DIY laundry detergent is beyond easy to make and if you try it, you might just get hooked. Why would anyone want to make their own laundry detergent when commercial detergents are so convenient and readily available? Pues, let me tell you why I make my own.Continue Reading >