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Dreamy Bedroom for Kids
By Martin Amado | 01/04/2010 - 12:59

Decorating one bedroom that is shared by both a girl and a boy can be a daunting task. Many parents face this dilemma and are afraid of making the décor too girly or too boyish. I recently came across this challenge as well and wanted to share some tips that might help.


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Stylish Storage
By Martin Amado | 12/29/2009 - 11:00

One of the biggest trends in furniture is incorporating storage in the design, turning what would have been unused space into an added value for the customer. We see this often in coffee tables. There’s a great selection from trunks to ottomans that offer compartments for books, magazines, toys, DVDs or whatever your heart desires. They can range from $300 to $500 depending on the style.


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Feliz Navidad
By Carla Molina Martins | 12/24/2009 - 11:00

Things are hectic but calm in my home. My mami, abuelo and madrina have arrived and my daughters are enjoying lots of play time with them. Last night we wrapped last minute presents and read stories about Santa and reindeers and snowmen. Today we'll be cooking up a storm and baking away the day for a busy Nochebuena and Christmas Day with lots of family.

I hope you all get to spend these holidays with family and friends. Feast on good food, dance around the tree and just slow down for a couple of days.


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Organizing Your Holiday Table
Organizing Your Holiday Table
By Martin Amado | 12/22/2009 - 17:00

This has probably happened to you at some point when you’ve been a guest at a dinner party … there’s always that awkward moment around the table where you don’t know where to actually sit. A good host/hostess should have that planned out beforehand to avoid any confusion by having place cards at each setting—especially when there’s a large group. I know it may seem too formal, but you can make it fun to match your table décor by being creative!


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Altars 101: Create Your Own for Día de los Muertos
By Araceli Cruz | 10/28/2009 - 18:00

Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on Nov. 1 and 2 in Mexico and in other Latin cultures to honor the memories of ancestors and the continuity of life. Even if you don't typically celebrate the holiday, Day of the Dead altars manage to reflect the festive elements of Halloween, while adding a deeper, more spiritual meaning.


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Plan the Perfect Picnic!
By Dorkys Ramos | 06/30/2009 - 12:55

Summer is the ideal time to grab your friends, head to the park and soak up the sunshine—especially with the 4th of July right around the corner. Nothing beats chatting under the shade of a tree and enjoying good food with even better company. Best of all? You don’t have to clean up your pad after the party’s over! Here’s how to plan the perfect picnic. Just don’t forget the bug spray!

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Gardening at Home
By Dorkys Ramos | 03/31/2009 - 17:15

Many of us would love to have our own little patch of land to make our garden grow, ala the Obama family, but if the only space you have is a small corner in your living room you can still give your green thumb a workout.


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Win A Calypso Candle!
By Latina Staff | 02/03/2009 - 16:08

Want to make your space more romantic for Valentine’s Day? Or maybe you just need a little help unwinding after a tough day. Either way, enter now to win a scented candle from Calypso! They’re beautifully packaged and come in several seductive and relaxing scents, including gardenia, mimosa, rose, tangerine and vanilla. We’re giving away one candle each day until February 13th. Give peace a chance, people! Good luck!

Go here to enter.


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Peruvian Hairless Puppy in Bid For First Pet
By Mariela Rosario | 11/11/2008 - 14:06


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Believe It or Not: Latin Superstitions
By Mariela Rosario | 10/20/2008 - 16:45

As if worrying about black cats and broken mirrors weren’t enough, you also had mami threaten you with facial distortion if you opened the fridge with a hot head. And if you dared to strike her, forget it! Your hand would hang out of your coffin forever (probably after she was through with you). Caught between belief and skepticism, all you knew for sure was that you were not going to test them out. In the spirit of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, here are fifteen other superstitions that still haunt us to this day:


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