Monthly Archives: April 2011

Equilibra tu vida


No sé si han sentido en algún momento de su vida que de pronto nos encontramos en un abismo, donde no sabemos hacia dónde dirigirnos. Andamos como perdidos, sin un rumbo fijo.  Muchas de las veces es debido a que nos dejamos influenciar  por los demás, sobre todo por las personas que nos rodean, llamense compañeros de trabajo, amistades, familiares, vecinos, etc. que de un modo u otro nos presionan fisica, moral o sentimentalmente, a tal grado, que debemos de actuar, ser o hacer las cosas como ellos quieren, eliminando completamente nuestra individualidad como personas y creándonos confusion de identidad, pues perdemos el sentido de la vida. 

En este caso, debemos de elevar nuestra conciencia para tomar el control de nosotros mismos y buscar el equilibrio en la vida, donde en primer lugar, no debemos disminuir nuestro propio valor comparandonos con otros. Debemos de tomar en cuenta que todos somos diferentes y que cada uno de nosotros es especial. No debemos de fijar nuestros objetivos en razón de lo que otros consideran importante, sólo nosotros estamos en condiciones de elegir lo que es mejor para nosotros mismos.

De esta manera estaremos defendiendo nuestra individualidad y eliminaremos, en gran medida, el abismo que en algún momento se nos presenta, pues estaremos en condiciones de establecer claramente nuestros objetivos y nuestras metas, asi sean grandes o pequeñas, pero al fin nuestras, las cuales debemos de alcanzar gradualmente y no abandonar nunca,  cuando todavia somos capaces de un esfuerzo más, pues nada termina hasta el momento en que uno deja de intentar. Y para ello, no debemos temer enfrentar riesgos, es corriendo riesgos que aprendemos a ser valientes y esa valentia puede devolvernos la seguridad emocional que nos permita disfrutar la vida, considerando que la vida no es una carrera, sino un viaje que debe ser disfrutado a cada paso.

Asi mismo, debemos de tomar en cuenta que el ayer es historia, el mañana es misterio y el hoy es un regalo: por esa razón se le llama “Presente”. No permitas que la vida se te escurra entre los dedos por vivir en el pasado o para el futuro.

¡El cómo disfrutes el presente, depende de ti! 

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Elimina las arrugas de tu ropa


Si tienes ropa o prendas de vestir confeccionadas con algodón o lino es dificil que te queden bien planchadas a pesar de pasarles la plancha caliente varias veces. Para no batallar tanto, sólo desliza un cubito de hielo sobre las áreas más arrugadas, después plánchalas y te quedarán impecables.

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Earth Day Tips for Being GREENER ~!


Happy Earth Day!

If anything today is a day to think about what little things we can change in our life to help save our earth. It’s not always about BIG changes you know, if we could all do a few things here and there imagine how BIG an impact that would be.

Here are some things that you can do that will make a big difference.

Lower your water usage:  This is such an easy one! Simply turn off the tap people, I hate walking in my kitchen and seeing my kids washing the dishes with the water on full blast. Or when my daughter puts her 3 year old to play in the shower for 20-30! What??? Get her in the shower and get her out, I say and that’s really how it has to be, no one needs to shower for hours at a time…really. During teeth brushing time turn off the tap while you brush and make everyone else around you do the same. I am the crazy lady around here that goes around turning off the tap while people are using it, but hey, not only am I conserving water,  I am going to be paying a much smaller water bill!

Go Paperless: While it’s impossible to go completely paperless you can cut back in a lot of different ways. Get bills and bank statements sent online, sometimes you even get a small credit from a company for starting this service. Another great way to save paper is by cutting back on the paper towel usage. My girls love to clean with paper towels and can go through roll after roll of it. Instead I purchased a nice little stack of cleaning cloths from Wal Mart for only $5. Now they use these for all the dusting and cleaning and then we throw them in the wash. I also get all the old t-shirts that are usually going to the trash and cut them up to use for the really messy clean ups.

Recycle: Newspapers, plastics, aluminum. Put it all in the recycle bin. Some people even make a lot of extra money by taking these items in to recycling centers, for us that would be to heavy so instead we just put it all into our bin and it gets picked up once a week.

Buy a Reusable Water Bottle: This was a hard one for us, this goes back to the laziness factor. After all it is so much easier to throw away a plastic bottle than to wash a reusable one BUT it’s a rule I had to implement. Now everyone has a water bottle that they have to refill through the day and when they go out.

Walk: My BF drives hundreds of miles per week for work reasons so on Friday nights, which is our weekly trip to McDonalds with the kiddies we walk. It’s about a 35 minute walk and we always go out at about 6 which is such a nice time to be out. We get to smell the fresh air, exercise and the pleasant walk back and forth leaves the kids ready for bedtime right after the shower.

There are so many other things that can be done that are not feasable for us for some reason or another, but while we can not do them there might be a few that you can.

Buy in Bulk: When purchasing from stores like Cost co you reduce packaging plus trips to the store.

Line Dry: Ditch the drier and put your clothes on a line to dry.  This is good for your clothes too, they will look great longer.

Purchase fresh foods instead of canned: If there is a farmers market in your area this is a great one. Plus fresh fruits and veggies are so much more delicious than anything canned.

Plant a vegetable Garden: Would love to try this one day!

These are my tips for you and for all of us this Earth Day…what tips do you have that you can share with us ?

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Love Books? You Must Read This ~!


Are you a book lover? I sure am and tonight while doing some blog surfing I bumped into the most amazing blog hop ever. Hosted by I am a Reader Not a Writer & Once Upon a Twilight, this hop has 223 participating blogs and everything is geared around books and reading!! A lot of blogs are giving away books plus a lot of them are also giving away gift cards for Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and The Book Depository. Amazing is all I can say, I have spent the last hour running down the list and entering all the ones that have prizes I want to win.

The best part about this hop is that its super fast, some blogs only have one entry and at the most there is 3. So it’s super fast, just get in there hit the follow button or whatever the mandatory requirement is and go on to the next one. Hop runs until the 25th and all winners will be announced on the 26th.

If you love books, I suggest you get on over there

and enter some giveaways !

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Situación económica difícil


¡De plano que sí está muy estremadamente mal la economía!

…pero los gatos son muy dramáticos!

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Free Coffee/Tea at Starbucks Tomorrow for Earth Day ~!


Darth Day on April 22

Will you be at tomorrow’s Starbucks Earth Day event? 
On April 22 they are inviting everyone to bring in a reusable mug or tumbler and get a free brewed coffee or tea. Your choice of brew, hot or iced – it is spring after all! This is happening at participating stores in the United States and Canada. Who doesn’t like FREE Coffee?

I usually spend $2.50 on a cup whenever I go in, so this will be a nice freebie! Only problem is that my girls don’t like the regular coffee {of course} so I have to buy them their $4.50 frapps. What will I get myself?
It we go in the morning I would love a brewed coffee and if we make it later in the day an iced coffee would really hit the spot. Will you be grabbing your free cup of coffee or tea tomorrow?
Get more information on this event here.

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Amor maduro… amor de verdad


Muchas veces nos hemos creado en nuestra mente la falsa expectativa de encontrar a nuestro principe azul o nuestra princesa rosa que nos haga felices para siempre. Pero dejenme decirles una cosa, la verdadera felicidad no está en encontrar a la pareja perfecta que nos haga felices, sino en encontarnos a nosotros mismos para ser felices. Sólo cuando estás bien contigo mismo, puedes estar bien con los demás.

Necesitas valorarte para valorar, quererte para querer, respetarte para respetar y aceptarte para aceptar, ya que nadie dá lo que no tiene dentro de sí. Ninguna relación te dará la paz que tú mismo no crees en tu interior, ni te brindará felicidad que tú mismo no construyas, y sólo podrás ser feliz con otra persona cuando seas capaz de decirle bien convencido: “No te necesito para ser feliz”.

Al pretender que otra persona nos haga felices y llene todas nuestras expectativas, es una fantasia que sólo trae frustraciones. Por eso amate mucho, madura, y el día que puedas decirle a la otra persona “sin ti me la paso bien”, ese dia estarás preparado para vivir en pareja.

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