The Great Spring Cleaning of 2015

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Pardon me for using an internet meme. | Image source: mylolface

Pardon me for using an internet meme. | Image source: mylolface

Spring is here, and we couldn’t get more excited about this season! Of course, we also need to put up with other stuff such as allergies, gardening, and spring cleaning. Yes, especially spring cleaning. It’s a must for every household to do so!

Anyway, how about I give a few tips on how to clean up for the spring? I’m sure you’ll find them handy!

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My Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day is the day to celebrate love for one another, but we shouldn't limit ourselves to that! | Image source: The News Blog

Valentine’s Day is the day to celebrate love for one another, but we shouldn’t limit ourselves to that! | Image source: The News Blog

My husband and I have been in love with each other for many years now. And even though we understand that Valentine’s Day isn’t the only time we’re supposed to show our affection for each other, February 14th serves as a reminder for the both of us of how far we’ve gotten in our marriage. I know you might think this is mushy and all, but it’s what we’re all about.

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Elementary Fashion Trends of 2015

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Talk about young fashionistas! Kids can be pretty picky when it comes to what they wear or how they convey themselves, especially in school. If you think that being fussy about fashion is limited only to teens and adults like us, think again! I can attest to that, seeing my children indulge themselves with clothes from time to time.

That’s why I decided to write about the fashion trends this year for primary school students. Buckle up, as this may give you some ideas on what your kids will wear this 2015.

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2014: Looking Back

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Welcome, 2015!

Welcome, 2015!
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It’s the first month of the year and I can’t help but reminisce on the things which happened in 2014. For some of us, it was a great year. For others, it wasn’t that memorable. In my case, looking back, it truly left a mark and remembering past events makes me wonder what will happen this year.

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A Particular Devotion: Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe | Image source: Wikipedia

When I was young, I used to observe my aunt pray to the Virgin Mary as Our Lady of Guadalupe, who manifested herself to Juan Diego on December 9, 1531. Tía held such great devotion and it was said that she used to invoke Our Lady to pray for me when I was still a baby.

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Simple DIY Gift Ideas

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I’d have to admit, there are just some people you find hard giving gifts to. For example, my husband. Back then, I really didn’t know what to give him for his birthday. He’s the type of person who has got everything he needs and honestly, I really had no idea what gift to present him, so I decided to make one myself! And trust me, he loved it.

What did I give him, exactly? You’re going to find out below. But first things first!

If you’re torn on what gift you’re going to give someone, you can make one yourself! Below are some DIY gift ideas you might want to check out.

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2014’s Resort Wear Collections

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Up for some resort wear? Because lately, I’ve been browsing on the different trends in fashion for this year. I came across the 2014 resort collections. I couldn’t really help but be tantalized by the wide variety of outfits released by different designers.

Below are three of which I thought stood out!

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

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Thanksgiving is on the end of November. I bet you’re all excited and I know I am. One particular food item that’s always on everyone’s table is roasted turkey. I know how much all you love turkey and I do too!

My husband and children could easily gobble a large turkey on the table, pun intended. But let’s not forget a very crucial aspect of any turkey dinner: the stuffing.

Without the stuffing as the side dish, the turkey tends to be bland. If you’re not sure what stuffing to use or how to make one for that matter, here are three recipes which may help you out!

 

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Cons of a Close Extended Family

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Living with an extended families both have pros and cons. Here, we discuss the latter.

Living with an extended families both have pros and cons. Here, we discuss the latter.
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Last time, we talked about the extended family and its advantages. It’s nice and all, but everything is not without the other side of the story. Oftentimes, living under one roof with an extended family may entail some unanticipated problems which would be detrimental to the relationship between family members.

We’ve gotten the pros of having a close extended family out of the way, and now, we’re here to talk about the cons. So let’s start.

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What Are the Pros of a Close Extended Family?

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An extended family in Spain.

An extended family in Spain.
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An extended family is a family structure consisting not only of parents and children (as with a nuclear family), but also of other relatives such as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and grandparents. Back in 1996, 21% of adults were part of an extended family. As society progressed, how people viewed extended families also changed.

Many treat the extended family as being burdensome. It’s understandable, due to various circumstances surrounding an extended family living in one home. But there are certain pros to living with a lot of relatives in one house!

Here, I’ll talk about what’s lovely about such family structure. Below are some points which you may find interesting about having a lot of members in your household!

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