tips to handle common winter plumbing problems
It seems that once the temperature drops, everyone tries to balance staying warm with keeping their heating bill costs at a plateau (no easy fete). However, there are certainly ways to help keep the frigid temperatures outside and the money inside your pocket, where it belongs. Try implementing a couple of these tips into your winter [...]
As a proud Latina born and raised in the United States, I have always made sure that both sides of my heritage—the Latin and the American—are celebrated in my everyday life. My Pandora stations are a mix of Top 40 stations and contemporary Latin music royals, Aventura and Marc Anthony, and you’re more likely to find me at a salsa club on the weekends than you are anywhere else. My Thanksgiving dinners are a mix of the traditional American turkey, stuffing, and gravy combo alongside trays of pastelón de platano and flan. And now, during the end of year holidays, I am even more thankful, because the celebration doesn’t end on January 1st, when the New Year arrives.
Five years ago I packed up my life in Texas and moved to the New York City. As my sixth Christmas in the Big Apple nears I can’t help but reflect on what this life changing transition has been like. Many of my Christmas traditions from life in Texas have been carried over to my new life in the city, but this year there is a new tradition that reminds me that home, during the holidays and every other day, is always better when it is filled with those we love.
Right now the Internet is bombarded with tips to make your Christmas more enjoyable. Tips on gifts. Tips on what to cook. Tips on how to survive dinner when you’re stuck next to that crazy uncle who won’t stop talking about his goiter problem. With all this information being thrown at you it’s easy to overlook the simple things that can make your Christmas all that more enjoyable at home.