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Las Buenas Resoluciones de Ano Nuevo

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:55pm. 1,064 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Monday, 19 January 2009 17:36
3 pasos para que se cumplan las buenas resoluciones de Año Nuevo

Ya sea que usted quiera sacarse esas libras extras de encima, o tomar control de su futuro financiero, es posible cambiar realmente su vida sin dolor ni angustia con estos simples pasos para convertir en realidad las buenas resoluciones de Año Nuevo:

S I M P L I F I Q U E: esto es un buen consejo para los que son demasiado ambiciosos. A diferencia de la opinión popular, la mayoría de la gente no fracasa en alcanzar sus metas debido a una falta de planificación; en cambio, uno de los mayores problemas que enfrentan mayormente es la tendencia a la complejidad. Aborde cada objetivo uno por vez, y simplifíquelo dividiéndolo en tareas más pequeñas.

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February Famous Birthdays

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:54pm. 1,029 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 18 January 2009 17:21
Birthdays to Remember in February

William Henry Fox Talbot, who was born on February 11, 1800, was a photography pioneer. He invented the negative/positive process a negative image that could be the basis for many positive prints.

Alfred Carlton Gilbert, who was born on February 13, 1884, is most famous for inventing the Erector Set, a construction toy. He was given the name The Man Who Saved Christmas  a negative image that could be the basis for many positive prints. Alfred Carlton Gilbert, who was born on February 13, 1884, is most famous for inventing the Erector Set, a construction toy. He was given the name The Man Who Saved Christmas after he successfully fought a ban on toy production in the U.S.

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Recipe Valentines Brigadeiros

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:53pm. 997 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 18 January 2009 17:18

 

Recipe: Valentine’s Brigadeiros

Yields about 1 dozen depending on size.

Ingredients

* 1- can sweetened condensed milk
* 2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
* Chocolate sprinkles
* Butter for greasing
 
Place the condensed milk and sifted cocoa powder in a medium sized pot and heat to medium. Stir the mixture frequently with a wooden or heat-proof spoon to avoid burnt spots on the bottom of the pan. Continue to cook and stir for approximately 30 minutes or until the mixture has thickened. When the spoon is dragged along the bottom of the pot it should leave a clean trail.

Pour the mixture out onto a greased plate and allow to cool completely. With lightly buttered hands, roll about a tablespoon or less of the…

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Fascinating Facts about February

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:53pm. 1,116 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 18 January 2009 16:30
Fascinating Facts about February

  • New York City's Grand Central Terminal opened on February 1, 1913.
  • Frank Sinatra debuted with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra on February 2, 1940.
  • The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964.
  • The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov for the first time on February 10, 1996.
  • Nelson Mandela was freed on February 11, 1990.
  • The last original Peanuts comic strip appeared on February 13, 2000, one day after Charles M. Schulz died.
  • YouTube was launched on February 15, 2005.
  • The first telephone book was issued in New Haven, Connecticut, on February 21, 1878.
  • National Public Radio was founded on February 24, 1970.

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Save money on Printer Ink

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:52pm. 1,039 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 18 January 2009 16:18

How to Save Money on Printer Ink

Check Expiration Dates

Cartridges with expiration dates can appear empty even if never used. The solution is simple: reset your computer clock to fool your PC and bring cartridges back to life.
Buy Generic

Depending upon your make and model of printer, chances are there is a generic equivalent.  
Recycle

Trade in old cartridges for a discount. Not only will it save a few dollars, but it’s good for the environment.
Refill

Buy ink and refill old cartridges. Most makes and models can be refilled for a fraction of the cost of buying new.

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Home Inspection Benefits

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:51pm. 908 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 18 January 2009 16:12
How to Benefit from a Home Inspection

Buyers are often tempted to cut corners on things like home inspections to save money for fun items like furniture or a big-screen television. Don't! A home inspection is one of the best investments you can make when purchasing a new home or other real estate.

Learn how to use a home inspection to your advantage with these pointers.

Plan and Prepare

Think of a home inspection as a fact-finding mission. Having a complete home inspection performed is one step toward finding out everything there is to know about the property.

Go beyond the basics by having water, soil, electrical, HVAC, pest and other systems thoroughly tested in addition to the regular home inspection.

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How much is your home worth

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:50pm. 927 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 18 January 2009 16:00

Wondering How Much Your Home Is Worth? Has your home gone up in value? How much are other homes in your neighborhood selling for?

If you're wondering what's happening to prices in your area, or you're thinking about selling your house, I'll be able to help.

Just give my office a call for a no-fuss, professional evaluation. I won't try to push you into listing with me or waste your time. I'll just give you the honest facts about your home and its value. And maybe I'll also give you the "inside scoop" on what's happening in the housing market near where you live!

Just give my office a call at 210-744-4514 to arrange an appointment.

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Quotes of Charles Dickens

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:49pm. 1,005 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 18 January 2009 15:57
Worth Quoting

Some quotes from the writings of Charles Dickens, who was born on February 7, 1812:

  • "Please, sir, I want some more."
  • "Never close your lips to those you have opened your heart."
  • "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
  • "It is right to begin with the obligations of home, and while these are overlooked and neglected, no other duties can possibly be substituted for them."
  • "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
  • "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."
  • "Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when

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Selling Your Vintage Home

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:49pm. 1,840 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 18 January 2009 15:50


Sellers: How to Make the Most of Your Home's Period Details

One of the major selling points of vintage homes is the attention to detail and fine craftsmanship only found in older houses. Learn how to make the most of the period details in your house to reap higher sales prices with these effective strategies:

Shine the Spotlight: Prepare your home in anticipation of taking plenty of photos. Pay attention to details and any unique features. If you have lived in your home for a while, ask friends or family to stop by and take a fresh look; it's easy to forget how desirable your home is when you see it every day. 

Provide Details: Was your house built with old yellow pine? Chances are it is virtually

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Valentine Gift Ideas

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:49pm. 985 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 18 January 2009 15:36
Ideas for Valentine's Gifts That Won't Break the Bank

Your special someone is one of a kind, so it's only natural you want a gift that reflects how special and unique they really are. Here to help are some great tips on finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift without spending a fortune.

Express Yourself: Take time to write down how you really feel, then add a few favorite poems and pictures to create a book they will cherish forever. Visit an inexpensive print-on-demand publisher like Lulu.com to have it bound, printed and delivered straight to your door.

Personalize: Instead of giving an average gift, make something extra special by personalizing their favorite wine, board game (Monopoly is especially fun!)

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