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The Red of August: My Way of Taking Red to a Higher Level

Goodbye July! Hello August!

Let me share with you an inspiring story that made my life better.

One Saturday morning, I woke up with a heavy heart. I felt depressed of the little things that I see around me. I’m bored with my home office design. I don’t like working for my write-ups. In short, everything is bleak in me.

I look deep inside my heart, in retrospect of what was wrong and how it all ended this way.

Obviously, I’m just bored.

Since fashion and writing are knotted parts of my life, I’ve decided to change everything.

I started with taking red to a higher level.

Here are the suggested ways to amp your look with chic red fashion pieces.

1. Collect red dresses, skirts and other red-hued clothing pieces

If you like using a theme in choosing your ensemble for the day, don’t forget to include a “Lady in Red” motif. It’s not just the song; it’s the feeling of wearing a regal shade. It’s the exciting blush that changes your mood from dreary to happy.

I have red skirts, dresses and a red hat. Recently, I designed a simple suede red dress. It’s a knee-length, red frock that is perfect for attending church meetings. For less than $8, I got a fabulous red dress to highlight positive thinking, graceful beauty and hope. I wore it on a Sunday with other girls in the branch.

2. Don’t hesitate to buy accessories in red hues

My love affair with edgy shoes didn’t stop me from collecting red footwear items. Last year, I bought a pair of maroon wedges from Primadonna. Until now, the edgy footwear is still useful. Indeed, it’s my major proof that I’m a certified fashion lover.

Red and Black ensemble. This was taken a year ago when we visited Manila Ocean Park.

3. Change the color of your home fixtures with designs that have shades of red

Our former place in Imus City has a red door. It’s the only entrance with red hue in the block. And you’re right; we embraced inimitability at that time. Aside from that, it’s obviously the reason our dogs can determine where’s home because of the red door. Remember, houses in subdivisions are usually created alike. We just painted our door with color red to make a change. If you like to buy a red sofa, go for it. After all, you can easily blend it with other furniture in your home.

4. Fall in love with anything red

Fall in love with anything red. Why not? It’s a thrilling move for a bored lady. The jaded feeling of having the usual stuff can be erased in that way. Create crafts with red themes and collect items. I have collections of red earrings and bracelets.

In this photo, I'm beside a young girl. :)
There are different shades of red – deep, blazing and light – and these are gorgeous fashion colors to hang on. Of course, my favorite is blazing red. How about you?
If I’m going to buy a car, I’ll choose a recent model with blazing red color.  

Your life is precious. Make it meaningful by going with the flow but include spices along the way.

Travel and Vacation Activities for the Family

We know that travel vacation is also meant to strengthen bond with family members. Parents are encouraged to have a trip with their kids once in a while. To have quality time with them, there should be meaningful activities while on the road. Here are some activities that you can do with them.

Have a memorable picnic

I’ve heard about a useful tip in going for a picnic. A day before the trip, prepare everything you need, including your task to marinate meat or seafood you plan to grill to set the taste. Don’t forget to bring hats and umbrella to avoid too much heat while on the picnic site.

Enjoy beach camping

If you want to try beach camping, prepare two weeks before the event. Let your kids know their tasks for the said activity. As an option, you can also organize a camping activity in a resort such as Watercamp Resort in Cavite. Prepare a checklist of all the things you need and an itinerary for the trip.

Organize a treasure hunting activity

We tried treasure hunting in one of our youth activities and it was really memorable. On one station, the participants need to eat vegetable salad to get the treasure. It was one of the highlights of the activity because many of them don’t like eating vegetables. Indeed, it was challenging!

Try hiking and tours

We know that hiking is one of the most exciting activities when you’re on vacation with your loved ones. Before the activity, make sure to buy hiking shoes for all the participants. Bring extra face towels, snacks and water.

I Want Some Easy Beauty Tips

I'd like to share some links to amazing articles about this topic. I'm inspired with the 21 Easy Beauty Tips found at Self and the 65 Beauty Tips and Tricks Every Woman Needs To Know from Daily Makeover. If you want to learn about laser treatment dermatology training, check Sharjah University Laser Training and Research Center. If you're looking for The Beauty Department, for your daily dose of pretty, check the link that I've provided for you.

You're right. The photo I've posted here is digitally enhanced. But, I really like what happened before this photo was taken. Happy memories! :)

Anyway, I  want some easy beauty tips, the simple ones that are easy to follow.

Obviously, you are thinking about sophisticated beauty tips that insiders share online. For now, I only want tips that can be done quickly. I'm super busy, that's why.

I'm looking for easy ways to maintain my teeth, skin, hair, makeup and nails. Do you have some tips to share with me?

New Stories about Enzo

Our dog, Enzo, is so mischievous. It isn't a problem. Of course, not. In fact, all I can do is to laugh about it. If you are a dog owner, I'm sure you can relate with me.

Enzo's first year in the house

Every time I go outside the house, he wouldn't let me go. He has separation anxiety. Lately, he wouldn't mind seeing me going outside the house to finish some tasks. After going back at home, I would discover tons of laundry, my slippers and some stuff all placed in the bed. Obviously, he played in the bed when I'm away.

Maybe, it was Enzo's way of telling me that he wants to go with me outside. Of course, I can't do it because he's too aggressive when exposed with other dogs.

For The Love of Grilled Chicken

I experienced fine dining that I can always remember. I spent time with my co-workers at that time. We visited another high-rise building and went directly to the food court. We chose a small restaurant that offers grilled food products. Since I love grilled pork and chicken, I preferred Don Aquilino's Grill cuisine.

I ordered grilled chicken because cooked pork wasn't available. I had the sweetest drinks and fruits on the side. I liked the taste of the sauce because it is not too spicy. It is sweet and full of herbs to enhance the taste.

After lunch, we had picture-taking within the food court area. At that time, the word "selfie" is not yet popular. But, I remember, we took some self portrait photos at that time.

Memorable Tree Planting Project

How are you all? I know that I have not written a personal post for a long time. Hey! I apologize. I have been very busy for my writing project this year - the novel - and so engrossed with community projects that are mostly church-related.

Two months ago, I had wonderful experiences while attending a camping activity. I'm one of the youth leaders so I helped organized it. It was a fulfilling task but I'm really interested with the tree planting project that was inserted in the itinerary.

For an hour, we completed the task. We planted different seedlings of popular trees in this tropical country. The government staff of the place that we used for the three-day camping activity was happy because of the successful activity that is part of their environmental protection program.

I'd like to share a photo of the activity. Obviously, I don't like an off duty look but I have to pull it off for the task. I choose black and white theme because I would like to play it cool.