Friday, July 9, 2010

8 Uncommon uses for nail polish

I was cleaning my bathroom's cabinets and noticed I have a bunch of old nail polish bottles that I'm not going to use anymore, and I started to think what I can do with all of these without throwing them away? then I remembered these old tricks:

Seal an envelope Worried about whether the glue will hold? or getting a paper cut? Brush polish on the underside of the flap.

Smooth a hanger If there are rough edges on wooden or plastic hangers that could snag clothes, don’t throw the hangers out. Just brush polish over edges.

Secure a screw Tighten loose screws on cabinets or pot handles by brushing some clear nail polish on screw threads. Insert the screw and let dry before using again. (Bonus - polish
also keeps them from rusting.)


Friday, June 18, 2010


(use all ingredients 'to taste')
2 lbs fish such as cod, tilapia, salmon, Chilean sea bass or other meaty white fish.
1 or 2 purple onion
1 green pepper
Many many key limes, I used 1 and 1/2 bags...almost 1 lb
In blender:
place lime juice
sea salt
1 serrano type pepper
some celery leaves (fresh)
piece of ginger
sea salt

Chop the fish to about 1/2" pieces. Anything smaller than that and it will somewhat dissolve in the lime juice. Wash and drain the fish. Place in a long glass or ceramic dish and fully cover with key lime juice.
Marinate the fish in the lime juice for 30 minutes to 1 hour at room temperature if you're in a bit of a hurry, or for about 3 hours in the fridge if you are not.

The fish is done when the lime juice starts to turn milky in color and the fish is no longer transparent.
Serve with avocado or pebre.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Winner of Flower Giveaway

And the winner is... drum roll

Number 6!

Here are the participants, the entries and the numbers that they got:

FDP 4 life

So our lucky winner is number 6 ---> Alli

Congratulations Alli and enjoy these lovely prizes!

Thanks everyone for the participation!

Spanglish Team!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Flowers Giveaway!

Giveaway presents
Picture by Lolos

Flowers Giveaway!

Our Flowers Giveaway will be start today Friday June 4th till Sunday June 13th.

Our Flowers Giveaway consist in 4 gorgeous presents just for only one lucky winner. YOU!!!

Anyone, except team members can participate (US participants only). In order to win this Giveaway you have to follow us on Facebook Fan Page, Twitter or our lovely blog.

The raffle will be held on Sunday 13th of June until 10:00 pm East and the result will be published Monday 14th at 2:00pm East.

Now we invite you to see our lovely flowers for you!

Crocheted Flower by agmode

Two wonderful photographs by createev1

Phone Charm by tantancharms

Good Luck everyone!
Spanglish Team!

Friday, May 28, 2010

For a cool Dad!

Father's Day is coming soon.
Check it out our suggestions for him!

Dali raw edge scarf by minimalista
At home under the trees by calabaza
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Soap by SoapyBlessings
Tool Kit cookie favors by FunFavors

Cool Dad- fathers day or birthday card by InvitaPaperStudio
Vintage 80s Black Hills South Dakota Sweater by CositasSeriasVintage
The Harmonica Necklace by Lanyapi
Wrestlers - Luchadores Colorful Shadow Box by estudiomartita
The English by CricketandBear

vintage- striped ice bucket and tongs by nostalgictreasures
Greaser Mens Work Jacket 60's XLarge by fiinafiina
daddy and me by CardsBetweenFriends
Funny Merlot Wine Quote Wall Art (11x14 Print) by marlenedesigner
business men by ClaudiaOlivos

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My Town: Jacksonville Florida

For Almost 20 years, Jacksonville Fl has been my home. I did not know much about it at all when I moved here, only that it was a huge city. Being a native New Yorker, it took some getting used to, but I have grown to love it here.With approximately 850,000 residents, it ranks as the 14 th largest city in the US ,and covers 841 square miles . It is a big city with a small town feel. Being here on my own at first, I met some of the most hospitable and nice people, and very down to earth.

I am also happy to say that Jacksonville has a growing Latin community, from Mexican, Colombian, to Puerto Rican and many others! The diversity is great. We even have our own Puerto Rican Day parade!

There is something for almost everyone, whether, it's a quiet day fishing or riding horses in the country, to museums, art fairs, to Country, jazz and rock festivals.

My favorite thing is definitely the beach, and just enjoying the natural beauty of North Florida. There are many nature parks and trails. One of my favorite places is called Huegenot Memorial Park, or as the locals call it: the Jettys. It sits across from Mayport Naval Station, and is a great beach, as well as campground. We spend as much time as we can here.

So if you are ever in Florida, don't forget to stop by and check out the River City. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

Friday, May 21, 2010

May Birthstone; Emerald

If you were born in May then this beautiful stone will bring luck to its wearer in the month and just looks great regardless of the month. Some people wear their May birthstone on pendants, other on rings or earrings, other simply keep them in a nice display.

Emerald is not only May birthstone; it is also the anniversary gemstone for the 20th and 35th year of marriage. Some people believe wearing an emerald brings wisdom, growth, and patience. It is perhaps this last attribute that may explain why a gist of emerald for an anniversary or any occasion…is symbolic of love and fidelity.

Here are some emerald items from team members:

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tips and Tricks: 25 ways to clean with vinegar!

You know that I love learning new tips, that helps make our life easier. Well this time I found a a bunch of uses for Vinegar. Vinegar is a non toxic product, it has many many uses. It’s eco friendly. Very versatile and most important part is super inexpensive. Here are 25 ideas for making the most of vinegar:

1. Deodorize the sink: Pour 1 cup baking soda, followed by 1 cup hot vinegar, down the drain. Let sit for at least 5 minutes, then rinse with hot water.

2. Deodorize the garbage disposal: Make ice cubes out of vinegar. Run the disposal with a few vinegar ice cubes and cold water.
3. Clean countertops: Wipe down surfaces with a rag dipped in vinegar.

4. Clean the fridge: Use a mixture of half water, half vinegar to wipe down the interior shelves and walls.

5. Remove soap build-up and odors from the dishwasher: Once a month, pour 1 cup of vinegar into an empty dishwasher and run the machine through its entire cycle.

6. Bust oven grease: If you’ve got grease spots on the oven door, pour some vinegar directly on the stains, let it sit for 15 minutes, and wipe away with a sponge.

7. To make old glassware sparkle: To get rid of the cloudy effect, wrap a vinegar-soaked towel around the glass and let it sit. Remove and rinse with hot water.

8. Get rid of lime deposits on your tea kettle: Fill the kettle with vinegar and let it boil. Allow it to cool, and rinse with water.

9. Remove stains in coffee cups: Create a paste using of equal parts vinegar and salt (or in lieu of salt, baking soda) and scrub gently before rinsing.

10. Treat Tupperware stains (and stinkiness): Wipe the containers with a vinegar-saturated cloth.

11. Remove stains on aluminum pots: Boil 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup water.

12. Deter ant infestations: Spray outside doorways and windowsills, and anywhere you see a trail of critters.

13. Clean can openers: Scrub the wheel of your can opener with vinegar using an old toothbrush.

14. Remove stickers or labels: Cover the sticker with a vinegar-soaked cloth. Let it sit overnight—it should slide right off by morning.

15. Shine porcelain sinks: A bit of vinegar and a good scrub should leave them sparkling.

16. Clean grout: Pour on some vinegar, let it hang out for a few minutes, and buff with an old toothbrush.

17. Clean the shower door: Spray them down with vinegar pre-shower, or post (after you’ve squeegeed the glass) to remove hard water deposits.

18. Clean a grimy showerhead: To get rid of scum, fill a Ziploc with ½ a cup of baking soda and 1 cup vinegar and tie it around the showerhead. Let it sit for an hour, until the bubbling has stopped. Remove the bag and run the shower.

19. Make a toilet sparkle: Pour in a cup or two of vinegar and let it sit there overnight before scrubbing with a toilet brush.

20. Polish linoleum floors: Add 1 cup of vinegar for every gallon of water you use to wash the floor.

21. Clean paintbrushes: Soak paintbrushes for an hour before simmering them on the stove to remove hardened paint. Drain and rinse.

22. Clean grills: Spray vinegar on a ball of tin foil, then use it to give the grate a firm scrub.

23. Disinfect wood cutting boards: Wipe down wood boards with a wash of vinegar.

24. Clean the microwave: Fill a microwave-safe bowl with 2 cups water and ½ cup vinegar. Heat it on full power for 3-4 minutes until it comes to a boil. Keep the door closed for a few minutes longer to let the steam fill the microwave, loosening the grime. Remove the bowl (carefully!) and wipe down interior walls with a sponge.

25. Polish patent leather accessories: Give them a rub with a vinegar-soaked cloth. Buff with a dry cloth.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Quick and easy Chili!

This is my variation of an easy chili recipe. Great taste with hardly any work!

1 lb ground turkey browned and drained (usually the turkey is very lean)
1 packet of chili seasoning mix.
1/2 tsp garlic powder (if you want)
add 1 can each: Red kidney beans, pinto beans, northern beans ( for color)I leave the juice instead of draining.
add 1 can of diced tomatoes (with juice)
Diced green bell pepper (I use about half, depends on how much you like
1 small chopped onion.
Let all ingredients simmer for 30-45 min.
Garnish with shredded cheese..

Hope you enjoy!

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