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It’s Embarrassing, But Face It: All Mexicans Own These Things

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The accuracy is painful.

If you grew up with Mexican parents you probably had at least 80% of these nacadas in your house. Deep down you know life wouldn’t have been the same without them, like…

A Vintage Photo of Your Abuelitos

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Why SO serious?! This is the original #TBT for sure.

Of Course, Your Embarrassing Quince Photo

¡Qué horror! And there’s probably more than one haunting you every time you visit home.

READ: 11 Signs You Had a Quinceañera in the 00s

This Amazing Seasoning of the Gods

This is powdered gold. Perfect over literally everything – even the back of your hand. C’mon, don’t pretend you don’t do that!

DIY Tupperware

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Butter? Noooo. It’s just another tub of frozen salsa. You should know better by now.

Handmade Decor

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Ma is the original Etsy.

Plastic-covered Furniture

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Sitting here was hell. But anything to keep the furniture looking new 20 years later.

Vicks AKA “Vics Vaporú”

#vaporu #momsbelike

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Me: “Ma, I have a headache.”

Mom: “Rub it on your head.”

Me: “Ma, my stomach hurts.”

Mom: “Rub it on your stomach and place a paper towel over it.”

Me: “Ma, my leg hurts.”

Mom: “Rub it super fast on your leg.”

It was also the first thing your mom added to your medicine cabinet when you moved out.

A TvNotas Issue from Seven Months Ago

La lectura semanal, obligatoria. #hola #tvnotas #vanidades

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And of course, it’s still in the bathroom for guests to read.

The Infamous Chancla

the struggle is real…lol #Chancla

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No need for a pair, this one is solely used for whooping yo’ ass. And it randomly appears when needed — creepy.

READ: 13 Ways Mom Put her Chanclas to Good Use

A Calendar Like This

Complete with the names of saints on their feast days to remind you why your uncle, born on August 31, was named Ramón. This also explains why you have that middle name that you keep secret.

Selena CDs that Play at Every Party

The queen! ? There’s no party like a Mexican party. You’ll laugh, possibly cry and definitely embarrass yourself trying to reach every musical note during “Como La Flor.” It’s a classic!

READ: How Selena Got Us Through Heartbreak

Veladoras

#LaPlacitaOlvera #virgendeguadalupe #veladora

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Your parents were strict about not leaving your Bath & Body Works candle aflame when you left the house, but God forbid you extinguish their veladora. Along with disrespecting the saints, you can expect at least a week of grounding.

Shimmery Jesus Picture

Jesus, I trust in you

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You don’t really remember how or where your family got this picture, but it’s been in your kitchen (of all places) for ages.

What did you have in your home growing up? Tell us in the comments below and like our Facebook page to see more stories like this in your feed. 

Netflix + Dinner: What to Watch in May

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Netflix + Dinner: What to Watch in May

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Wondering which movies to stream for the month of May? Fear not, Netflix has several options for you this month, from new releases such asThe Liberator with Edgar Ramirez to Skyfall with Javier Bardem. We’ve paired each with a yummy meal or drink for you to savor while enjoying your night home with these flicks.

The Liberator

The Liberator
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This Venezuelan historical drama stars heartthrob Edgar Ramirez and follows the life of historic military leader Simon Bolivar. Try some Venezuelan food while you watch Bolivar win battle after battle. Consider having friends over and making some yummy arepas or pan de jamon. The film, which also features music by Gustavo Dudamel, is available to stream beginning May 9, so start planning your movie night.

The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 1

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The new series, which features Danny Trejo and John Leguizamo, debuted on Netflix earlier this year with 26 episodes. Follow Puss in Boots as he tries to protect the hidden city of San Lorenzo from invaders. And since our friendly feline loves fresh fish, why not munch on some delectable fish tacos? Here’s an easy-to-do recipe you can try out with the kids from kidscooking.com.

Skyfall

Skyfall
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Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem go toe-to-toe in Sam Mendes’ action-adventure Skyfall. James Bond’s loyalty to M is tested while attempting to protect MI6. This film must be watched with a vodka martini in hand, but make sure it’s shaken, not stirred. Oh, and you have until Cinco de Mayo to enjoy this film before Netflix takes it down.

READ: Netflix + Dinner: What to Watch in June

Instructions Not Included

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Eugenio Derbez put Hollywood on notice with Instructions Not Included, a film in which he starred, wrote and directed. This tearjerker follows Valentin, a playboy turned single father, who moves from Mexico to Los Angeles when a former fling leaves a baby at his doorstep. The film features an array of mouthwatering comfort foods, so release the kid in you and enjoy some chicken fingers, ice cream or even cereal for dinner.

Like Water for Chocolate

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Como agua para chocolate is a movie worthy of a hot date. The film, directed by Alfonso Arau, explores forbidden love and a woman’s power to evoke emotion with her cooking. While the obvious choice might be to eat cake and have Mexican hot chocolate, consider indulging on oysters, strawberries, cherries or any aphrodisiac to set the mood.

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