Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Design tricks for small spaces

In such small places in Penang, space is limited in your comfy house near USM Penang, so you will need to put on your creativity cap to make use every acre of your home. Here are some tips:
Light and colours
In small spaces, it is recommended to select a neutral and single colour for rooms and spaces that are connected to each other. Colours such as white and cream are good selections in small rooms. As these colours reflect light, the same colour painted on walls and ceilings can create a spacious effect in the room. You still can get creative with such single colours, texture painting such as waves and eggshells are able to create a different mood in the room thus there is no need of wallpapers to create the mood you want in your house. Texture painting is able to utilize light reflection to the room to create an optical illusion of spaciousness, however, texture such as glossy finish should be avoided as it reflects light too much and may cause visual irritation. Texture painting with satin or sand finish are easy to apply and are relatively lower maintenance.
Unity is key

Apart from your ceiling and walls, your choice of floors should be consistent in all rooms. A difference in flooring material and texture creates a breaking point to spaces, and you will see a “border” between room to room, creating a small space illusion. Additionally, your floor colour should be a complement to your ceiling and wall colors, a contrast in colors creates breaking in spaces too, so be wise when you are choosing your floor material and colours.
Mirrors and infinite

You might hear about magic tricks in infinite spaces in the mirror, well, it’s a good idea to apply this magic to your finite space to infinite. At a certain or a right angle, a mirror is able to create extended views such as at the windows, also allowing more light reflection to the room, giving an illusion of a bigger space. When a mirror is placed on one of the walls in a room, it creates an illusion of doubled space effect in your home. Selection of mirrors will be crucial, mirrors that are too small are not recommended for this trick as they might not reflect a big field as compared to big mirrors.
Minimalism: Dump it!
In small spaces, minimalism is the key to keep your home to look as spacious as possible. Avoid cluttering your furniture and unnecessary accessories together, as your room will have a messy and diminished impression. Avoid bulky accessories such as big pillows lying on the floor and house-keeping should be done from time to time to avoid the accumulation of things in the room. Also avoid shopping for unnecessary things, choosing quality over quantity will be handy to start minimalism in your home. Choose those that are daily used and may last longer.

Storage system
Minimizing the usage of accessories and a wise choice of furniture, but how about daily items such as car keys, water bottles, and house slippers? The trending storage system is the ones in-built into walls. For example, a closet having a hidden space for storage when opened from behind; corridors lined with closets and reading space under the staircase, are able to provide extra storing and space without over-utilizing your space at home. Additionally, foldable furniture such as transformable bench for the dining table or an armchair, even a dining table that is able to store foldable chairs after using it. These are the trending furniture options for minimalism in small homes. small homes may be lacking space, but with a creative mind, a small place may be transformed into a small but yet comfy home.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The multipurpose use of a jacket

Plus size women are always bounded by the notion when it comes to fashion clothing. Women having plus sizes get stuck with clothing to hide their part of their body that they are not comfortable with. Loose clothing, layering and wearing black ensemble are the styles most plus size women are considering to wear. Whether you work in an office or a stay at home mom, one's sense of fashion can never be outrated. You can always enjoy and wear a shirt or tops the fits your body and layer it with a jacket to give accent to the plain and simple shirt you have on. 

Jackets are multi-purpose in use, it can we wore when it's cold in season or even a breezy weather, or it can give that specific stylish look as an accent layer to your favorite top. You can always combine jacket to skirt, jeans, or even dresses to complete your ensemble. To give you ideas for style, print and cut for a jacket you can see more here.

Rosegal, an online shopping site caters to a variety of fashionable dresses, shirt, and jackets. Their line for clothing can accommodate small to plus size women. You can check out their catalog and enjoy unlimited styles and design you can choose from. I am enjoying my browsing experience and marked some items as my favorite...I might go shopping for clothes for this coming holiday season. :) 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Denim Clothing A Timeless Fashion

When it comes to fashion layering clothes never goes out of style, it is another way to show and feature a piece of material or clothing which is the contrast to the color and as well as the style. Mixing and matching have always been the trend when it comes to fashion.

"Did you know that denim has been used in the United States since the mid-century?"

Denim comes a long way when it comes to fashion, it creates that uniqueness giving an identity to the style. From jeans to skirt and even fashionable to the most rugged style of denim jeans, plain to more elaborate designs for denim jackets there is in the market. Denim for being so versatile, it can also be incorporated and made as accessories like belts, handbags, and tote bag; types of furniture like bean bags, lampshades, and upholstery. It can create a unique style for your vehicles like upholstery for your car as customized.

There are multiple patterns for a piece of denim clothing is made.
1. combs or honeycombs – meshes of faded line-segments that is formed behind the knees.
2. whiskers – faded streaks that form radially from the crotch area.
3. stacks – irregular bands of fading above the ankle caused by according of the fabric due to contact with the foot or shoe.
4. train tracks – fading along the out-seams due to abrasion.
Having all this information about denim clothing, I am inspired and wishing to add more denim pieces in my wardrobe and the photo above is what I was looking for. A grayish denim jacket customized with a symbol and with the word LOVE at the back. And, I saw this on Zaful, an online clothing shop that caters to this kind of denim jacket style. After hours of browsing to their catalog, I am decided to get this one.

What is your favorite denim outfit you have in your closet? 

Monday, September 3, 2018


*This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

How do you "save for the rainy day", setting aside a portion of what you earn, not just for emergency purposes but for leisure as well. Dividing a portion of what the family's monthly income that goes out for major expenses such as education, home, and kids, I always believe that saving something for the experience to enjoy life, like a family vacation, a good dining experience, or even an added extra fun with friends. Consider this as a reward and always a good time to bond with the members of the family.

We have this notion when we plan to travel for it is expensive and sometimes can drain your budget and savings. The keys to this amazing trip and adventure with the family that you can enjoy and will won't go bankrupt your savings are planning ahead of time plus buying a vacation deals online that are on sale!

As I recall, my personal experience of shopping online was only limited to shopping for clothes. I am amazed by how everything evolves with online shopping, now I can find almost anything! And, again my purpose is to purchase it at a discounted price compared to the actual physical store. Can you imagine the time you can save and the gasoline if you drive or commute just to shop?

Did you know that there are a lot of online shopping deal sites both local and international? This means that you can shop whenever and wherever you are in the world! You can shop for yourself or give it as a gift.

Things you need to look for in an online shopping site:
  1. Check if the site is legit (do research and read reviews).
  2. They offer discounts, sale, and promos.
  3. The wide array of choices a consumer can choose from.
  4. Easy and flexible payment methods.
  5. Ask friends for referrals.

I can enumerate the shopping sites I experienced doing transactions with but there is this one shopping site I have in my email subscription for years, it’s Deal Grocer. I wanted to give this a try, will gear up for a birthday/holiday staycation, soon!

Deal Grocer is a clever way to shop for life's little luxuries—whether that's lunch out with friends or a long overdue holiday.

Every time I get emails from Deal Grocer, I am always struck by how luxuriously they presented their products. And, these are not limited to travel, hotel and accommodation but also to dining, and even beauty and fitness.

All you have to do is sign- up for FREE, and be updated with all the amazing offers they have.

How can members like me enjoy savings?
A quick three-step guide on how to enjoy Deal Grocer’s exclusive offers.
  1. BROWSE through the curated list of deals.
  2. PURCHASE login before you make a transaction.
  3. REDEEM upon redemption present your ID together with the screenshot from your phone, enjoy!

Here is a complete list of services you can find at Deal Grocer.
  1. HOTELS- Deal Grocer partnered with highly acclaimed hotels across the metro, all these are not limited to relaxing stay but also they included sumptuous meals for fine dining and buffets. One good example is this deal package by Parque España VALID DAILY! 2-BR Suite for 4 + Buffet Breakfast for 3 from P7,780 to P6,000.

  1. GETAWAYS- Are you and your friends are up for a day trip or a long weekend adventure? Enjoy captivating scenery plus conquer an amazing experience, check out the list of options you can choose from Deal Grocer’s getaway deals. Retreat houses in Baguio or Tagaytay, they got you covered.  

  1. BEAUTY & FITNESS- Treat and reward yourself with relaxing massages, beauty treatments, and even fitness workout deals.

  1. DINING- Amazing selection of restaurants, from fine dining to a more comfortable place to have your favorite pizza, you can find it in this section. You can choose a wide variety of local and international cuisine the offers deal as much as half the price. A pan of seafood Paella or your choice of cut for your steak, not to mention the list of buffet restaurants that partnered with Deal Grocer.

There’s a counter for each available deals you can find at Deal Grocer, that’s your time frame when to hit the purchase button. They also have DealGrocer Credits, load up your account with credits so you can purchase deals anytime you want.

Shop by:
  • Location- within or outside Metro Manila.
  • Interest:
  • Fresh picks, set of both new and bestselling offers.
  • Family-friendly escapes
  • Acclaimed buffets
  • Staycations
  • Romantic retreats
  • Hideaways to Discover
  • Fitness, Beauty treatment, Health, and Wellness
  • Celebrations  
Check out their partner merchants.

I am surprised to find out that I don't need to travel far for my birthday getaway because I can get a hotel deal from Deal Grocer at Segara Villas here in Subic! Not going much into the details of my birthday, but I did get a good deal here, I am a happy shopper.:)
How did I find out the deal, I just clicked on Shop by Location and Subic was one of the choices. Well, as a resident of Subic I am proud to say that Subic is one of the best summer and holiday destinations in the Philippines!

About Deal Grocer:

  • Deal Grocer has founded October in 2010
  • A newly launched DG Travel Magazine with latest and popular stories about travel experiences serves as a guide for your future travel escapades.
  • 350+ EXCLUSIVE deals and fresh content, just subscribe to their newsletter.
  • New deals every Sunday
  • Lowest priced guaranteed
  • Paperless redemption-environmental friendly!
  • Convenient mobile app
  • Cash pick-up payment (DG will get your payment over P1000, not available for gift vouchers)
  • Free shipping on gift vouchers
You can also follow them on social media for added research, just like I did.

Plan your holiday vacation as early as now so you can get the best deals with the best price.