Friday, July 4, 2014

15 Cute Food Art Designs

Food is one of our basic needs to survive but sometimes our daily food option can be boring. Specially for kids who wants to see more colors in their plate. That's why it's a great idea to give your daily meal a twist. Try out some easy and cute food art design that will surely make you gushing for more. This is also a great way for you to mix veggies, carbs and protein in your kid's plate without them caring too much on which is which. 

Here are my 15 favorite cute food art designs that can inspire the creative cook in you. Time to buy some colorful fruits and veggies because it's time to get cooking!

1. THE SIMPSONS


2. SAILING
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3. CUTE DOXIE INSPIRED


4. FOOD HOUSE

5. CUTE COW FOR LUNCH


6. PICNIC TIME WITH PANDAPPLE


7. CUTE CUPCAKES CREATION


8. AIRPLANE THEMED BREAKFAST


9. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD


10. CAT WOMAN INSPIRED DINNER


11. ANGRY BIRDS FOR LUNCH


12. HARRY POTTER


13. CUTE MINIONS


14. SNOOPY GOING CAMPING


15. FRED FLINTSTONES

Hope you got inspired to try out these cute food art designs on your next meal. An ounce of color, pinch of food varieties and cup of cuteness makes it one awesome meal.

Friday, March 28, 2014

DIY Dog Photoshoot

Recently, I started a new project with a good friend of mine and my two dogs. I think I'm in the part of my life that many people called "QUARTER LIFE CRISIS" where we really want to discover the type of lifestyle or career path that we want to pursue. In my part, I started this passion project of mine creating dog apparels. Having limited budget and resources, I was eager to find things where I can save some extra bucks. I wanted to have good photo materials for marketing purposes but I'm not willing to spend a big amount of cash for studio photos. So I just thought, why not make it a DIY project instead! Having no strong background in photography I try to research some tips in taking photos of your pets. After days and days of researching in our ever trusted GOOGLE, finally I'm ready to start my DIY Dog Photoshoot.

STEP 1 | COME UP WITH A THEME

It's always easier to start a project when you know how you want it to look like once your done. Giving your project a theme makes it easier for you to come up with your concept for the whole shoot. In my case, I chose to go for SUMMER Theme and showcasing it's festive vibe since that's how we celebrate it here in my country. 


STEP 2 | CREATE YOUR DIY MINI STUDIO SET

Renting a studio can be really costly so might as well come up with an alternative. You can create a mini studio set for your dog in a very affordable price. All you need is an Illustration Board, White Cartolina, Double Sided Tape and Scissor.

a. Put together your white cartolina using the double sided tape to serve as your set back draft. Size depends on your preference since we have different type of dogs. 
b. Use the Illustration Board as flooring for your set. (White part should be the one exposed)
c. Construct your mini studio set where there is a roof but slightly exposed to natural lighting. (In my case, I chose the garage.) You can put together your set there and make sure to shoot during 10am - 4pm for natural lighting.
d. Add some props to showcase your photoshoot's theme.


STEP 3 | FIND YOUR FOCUS















One of the best advice I got when you want to take a good photo of your pet is to know where to focus your lens. Focusing in your dog's eyes gives the photo a soul and an added appeal. Also, a good doggy smile won't hurt too. You can get that smiling face from your dog by taking them on a walk before the photoshoot. 




STEP 4 | CHOOSING & EDITING















Choosing the best photo from the bunch is one of the key element of coming up with a good photo material. Once you're done choosing, it's time to do some photo editing. Having a DIY Dog Photoshoot may limit your final material due to lighting. Luckily, Photoshop is available to almost everyone who can use it. You don't need to be a professional graphic artist to edit your photo materials. Just adjust the Exposure of your photo, crop unnecessary elements and add your logo. 


Here are some of the final photos I come up with my DIY Dog Photoshoot project for my Fur Babies Apparels Summer Collection







The best part of my DIY Dog Photoshoot is that it only cost me Php 150.00 ($4) and one day to finish everything. I guess a good dog model is a plus factor ^_^ 

Hope you can try this out with your pets too. If I can do it, surely everyone can. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

14 Fun and Creative Valentines Day Cards

February is considered as the love month and this is celebrated worldwide. I remember my younger years where I even had Fabruary 14 (Valentines Day) as my actual anniversary date. I consider myself as someone who gets cheesy and crafty when inlove. We all want to give something special and unique for our special someone that's why I got inspired to create this blog post. I want to showcase different Valentines Day card ideas that you can try out this year. From cheesy lines, out of the box concept or just something simple yet so sweet.

Let's all be inspired to get crafty and corny because it's that time of the year where Roses are red, Violets are Blue, I am cheesy and so are you! ^_^


"We Fit Together Like a Yin & Yang"
    

Get that cheesy line from a song and actually use it for your V-Day Card Copy


Literally send your partner some love using this paper plane. <3


How crafty can you get!? Be inspired with this cute set of V-day cards. 


Give old pick up line a new twist by adding awesome graphics!


Now here' a good idea to reuse those old toy cars!


Cute can also equals to sweet this month of love ^_^


Another way to get creative and think out of the box. 

Let's not forget all the single people out there! 

Now this is simple yet very creative idea! 

Explore the geeky side oin you with this cheesy pick up line!

A good insight on your V-Day card is a plus point!

This is a good idea for couple who loves to travel! 
Last but not the least is you can use sweet treats for your Valentines Day greeting! You can never go wrong with food. ^_^



Hope you were inspired with my list of crafty and creative Valentines day card ideas. Don't be afraid to think out of the box for this year's season of love. Make that special someone blush and feel loved with your very own DIY V-day card. Because at the end of the day as long as you gave your best effort into it, that's will make it special. 


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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

If There is One Thing You Can Give to the Philippines, What is that Gift?

It was last weekend when I checked my email and found this contest from Nuffnang and Globe Telecom asking the blogging community this question: "If there is one thing you can give to the Philippines, what is that gift?". It is a great campaign to push this start of the year using the hashtag #GLOBEProjectWonderful2014 showing Globe's eagerness to give back to their community. I was excited to join and answer this one but nothing really realistic came into my mind.



While reflecting on this topic, I found a blog post showing pictures of Metro Manila during the 1950's. It made me realize how beautiful our country was without the crowded streets and filthy surroundings. As I read through the comments in that blog post, most of them blamed the government and corruption. I couldn't agree more to that but it made me think if they were solely responsible for it or there were other factors.



I decided to answer this question some other day since I need to drive for my mom. This topic was still in my head as I drove by EDSA early in the morning. The answer came to me as I saw the red light while other cars just drove pass by it. I chose to follow the stop sign even when no one was looking.


So If there is one thing I can give to the Philippines, what is that gift? My answer to that is "I will be a responsible citizen of this country". Driving alone will show you how some people can be so undisciplined and even bad role models for the kids. Crossing in the middle of a highway, over speeding, throwing their trash on the street, beating the red light are some of the few things you'll see in a busy street of our Metro. Most of the time we blame the government but do we ever ask ourselves if we have been good to our country? 

It's the simple things that we do in our daily lives that can affect our future. I guess we get what we give and lately climate change & high criminal rates are few of the biggest evidence to that. As my mom says all the time "It was safer to go out at night when I was young compare to today" and I couldn't agree more. Because as time passed by Filipino people had forgotten to be responsible and disciplined citizens. Choosing what's right from wrong regardless if you gain from it or not. I'm not saying that we should all be a martyr, I just want to push our fellow country men to be a better version of themselves. But for now I plan to start it on myself and maybe inspire other people around me to do the same. Let's look back and promote the real values of our heritage that we forgotten. 


Do you have your own answer to this question by Globe and Nuffnang? Then feel free to comment below or even create your own blog post about it too. Let's all push for this #GLOBEPROJECTWONDERFUL2014 for our beloved Philippines.



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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

14 Adorable Old Couples Photos for 2014

Love makes life so much sweeter and it's a great companion when your hair turns grey. That's what I realized after having to sit with an old couple inside a public transportation yesterday. It was so refreshing to see this kind of scene for me because most of the time I think marriage has it's expiration date. 

The adorable old couple was very out spoken about their life experience. They are going to the mall, same as I to have as put into their own words "quality time together". It is really so sweet to watch them goof around and even spoon feed each other with some pineapples. I said to myself "This is the best way to grow old, to be with someone you can never grew tired off."

So this inspired me to make an awesome blog post for 2014. Reminding everyone the fun side of growing old. The time when you realized that you're spending your life on earth with the person you can never live without. Looking at adorable photos of old couples happily in-love is a great way to brighten up our day.

Young love is sweet but old couple's who remained in-love are priceless!
















True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things. - Stendhal 



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