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Here are the top ten articles for the Southwest USA Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Spanish Style Decorating With Wood Beams
In Spanish Designed homes the beams and corbels are usually hand hewn and rustic in nature. Homes of the rich may have had beams and corbels that were decoratively carved, but still with a hand made character about them.
2. Sonora Style Mexican Food
Why do I love the Sonora Style Mexican Food? Why is it my comfort food? From refried beans to caramelized Flan these are just some of my favorite Mexican Style Foods.
3. What is a Cage Doll
The cage doll has become hugely popular with those who like to decorate their house in Santa Fe style. She also appeals to aficionados of "shabby-chic" and bohemian surroundings.
4. Raccoons in the Burbs
One of the critters you may run across in the Southwest USA is the raccoon. It is not good to set out food and water for these nocturnal creatures because they can pose a threat to your pets. Learn how to make your house a less attractive target for them.
5. Mexicocino Review
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. If you are in love with Mexican-style kitchens or even just the general idea of redecorating your kitchen, the book MEXICOCINA is a must-read for you!
6. Manhattan Episode 1 Review
In this new television series set in 1943 New Mexico, fictional main characters work on the Manhattan Project led by J. Robert Oppenheimer to build the world's first atomic bomb. The pilot episode shot near Santa Fe, should delight history buffs. There are no major plot spoilers in this review.
7. Inspirational Hispanic Art of Santera Lydia Garcia
Steeped in the Hispanic traditions of art, culture and religion, Lydia's art reflects the passion and depth of her cultural heritage. Her work is about the Catholic tradition influenced by the early priests traveling into this nearly untouched Northern regions of New Mexico.
8. Easy Coconut Margarita Recipe
Here is a quick and easy recipe for the coconut margarita. Remember to use the best anejo tequila that you can afford. Never use any tequila that doesn't say "100-percent Agave" on the label.
9. Outdoor Water Use Conservation Tips
If you want to live in the southwestern United States, you need to know about water conservation because there isnít much rainfall or snowfall, especially in the two southernmost states of Arizona and New Mexico as well as the desert state of Nevada. This article concentrates on outdoor water use.
10. Do It Yourself Southwestern Mosaic Tile Projects
outhwestern Mosaic tile colors can include turquoise, tans, rusts, golden yellows, vibrant reds, orange, and lovely calm greens and blues. Patterns include sun and moon patterns along with cactus, coyotes, desert images, horses, and the Kokopelli image.
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