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Thursday, November 25, 2021

5 Tips on How to Celebrate the Holidays with a Beautiful Home

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5 Tips on How to Celebrate the Holidays with a Beautiful Home - Little Changes to Turn Your House into a Safe Space for the Holidays - by The Graceful Mist (www.TheGracefulMist.com) - Holiday Blog, Holiday Interior, Christmas Seasons, Lifestyle - Top Blogger in Rodriguez, Rizal, Manila, Philippines
5 Tips on How to Celebrate the Holidays with a Beautiful Home | by The Graceful Mist (www.TheGracefulMist.com)

2021 has been a year of enlightenment for many of us. It is a time to hope, to dream, and to savor every moment. The pandemic has brought tremendous changes to our lives, with many people opting to stay at home for safety. 

Celebrate the upcoming holidays by spending time with your loved ones at home. Spending so much time indoors is probably the least thing some people would want, considering that many have already explored every corner of the house. However, there's a heartwarming feeling when we appreciate what we have at home and feel the love in the air with some of the closest people in our life. Make your home feel cozy and aesthetically pleasing this upcoming holiday season with these five simple tips: 


Monday, July 19, 2021

My Fitness Journey: 7 Tips on How to Lose Weight Effectively

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My Fitness Journey: 7 Tips on How to Lose Weight Effectively (By The Graceful Mist | www.TheGracefulMist.com)

It`s been a long time, isn`t it? Summer has ended, and rainy season has entered. Yet, it doesn`t mean you have to stop working for your body just because you`re no longer aiming for that summer-ready figure. Staying fit and healthy isn`t a phase but a lifestyle. 

Even I have difficulties in staying in shape, especially during this pandemic. Since a lot of us are working from home, we`re walking and moving less, especially if you`re doing a desk job like me. It has been incredibly frustrating to try and lose weight. Even if I lost a couple of pounds, it`ll just come back if I don`t constantly workout. It`s why I want to share some of the tips below that I think will help your progress in becoming fit and healthy as well:


1. Set a Realistic Fitness Plan


When you want to lose weight, workout and maintain a certain figure, you have to set a realistic fitness plan that works well with your schedule, your lifestyle, and your goals for your body. 

If you make a fitness plan that seems perfect but doesn`t fit well with the type of lifestyle you have, you`ll only end up being frustrated because you weren`t able to do what`s written in your fitness plan. 

How to set a realistic fitness plan? Here are some questions that can help you evaluate what kind of health plan you need:


• What food and drinks can you eat and drink that`s low in calories, healthy, and easy-to-make?

• Do you want to put certain limitations for food, drinks, sleeping patterns, exercises, and habits?

• What kind of workout schedule works best for you?


If you`re still having difficulties creating a realistic fitness plan for your lifestyle, consulting both a nutritionist and personal trainer will greatly help you come up with one that you can do for a long time. 


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Level Up your Cool and Unique Skills with Gancube this Quarantine!

Level Up your Cool and Unique Skills with Gancube this Quarantine! (by The Graceful Mist | www.TheGracefulMist.com) - Speedcubing for Beginners - Lifestyle Article by top Filipina blogger, Kathryn Grace
Level Up your Cool and Unique Skills with Gancube this Quarantine! (by The Graceful Mist | www.TheGracefulMist.com)

How are you holding up? 

The quarantine has been dragging, but it's better than going out prematurely. Now is the best moment to spend time with your loved ones or with yourself. Learn or hone new skills so when the pandemic is over, you'll go out feeling satisfied with your newly upgraded know-how. 

Have you ever checked your old childhood boxes lately? I remember going with my mother and asking her to buy me a Rubik's cube. I could pass the time by being productive and learning how to solve the puzzle. Years later, I'm still unable to solve the puzzle, so I did some research to finally have all sides of the cube the same color again. While researching, I came across Gancube and speedcubing that I would like to search with all of you:


Friday, December 4, 2020

7 Tips on How to Stay Fit and Healthy During the Holiday Season

Hello Lovely Ladies! 

It`s that time of the year again where there are parties here and there. Even though parties are lessened because of what`s going on globally, we have adapted to online parties and limited gatherings. Many of us can celebrate this holiday season in our own ways through delightful foods and appetizing drinks, even with just our closest family and loved ones. 

Throughout the years, December is probably the time that many of us tend to gain weight. Enjoying this beautiful time doesn`t mean we have to compromise our figure. Hence, here are 7 tips on how to stay slim and fit and still be able to enjoy mouthwatering feasts:

1. You can eat anything you want in moderation. 

7 Tips on How to Stay Fit and Healthy During the Holiday Season | by @TheGracefulMist (www.TheGracefulMist.com) | Image by Pexels from Pixabay

Losing or maintaining weight doesn`t necessarily mean you have to refrain from eating foods that you love. One of the best practices in maintaining an excellent figure is to eat everything in moderation. Want that pizza? Sure, just eat a slice. Craving for that chocolate cake? Sure, just take a few bites. The key to enjoying holiday feasts this month is simply not over-indulging and making sure to eat more fiber-rich foods that will help in blood sugar control and digestion.


Friday, November 27, 2020

The Graceful Mist Reads: End World, Capital Run #9 (Book Review)




I. Title of the Novel
End World, Capital Run #9 (1988)

II. Author
David L. Robbins

III. Short background information about the author
David "Dave" Larence Robbins is an American author and was born in Southeastern Pennsylvania. He is a writer, outdoorsman, and broadcaster. He writes both fiction and non-fiction books and his writing has been critically praised by the Pulp Rack, among others. He is perhaps best known for two current long-running series, the "Wilderness". and the "End World". He has also written hundreds of books under his own name and many pen names. At age seventeen, he enlisted in the armed forces, and after serving overseas, he returned to travel through America. David Robbins is acquiring a devoted core of the readers who enjoy his finely crafted tales of adventure, romance, mystery, and excitement.


IV. Main Characters
A. Protagonists
Blade, Hickok, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, and Lexine.

Blade and Hickok are warriors. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is also a warrior, and a skilled martial artist, "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi`s skills as a martial artist was renowned, the tales of his exploits matched or surpassed by only a few of the warriors: Blade, Geronimo, Yama, and definitely Hickok." (This line can be seen on page 30.) Lexine was once one of the Leather Knights, but she didn`t like the way women ruled over men, and so she quit and was labelled "traitor" by the Leather Knights. (The lines that can prove this is on page 163 and was also mentioned on the answer in the question "If you were in the shoes of the characters, who would it be? Why?")

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Review: 100% Pure and Organic Castor Oil

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Review: 100% Pure and Organic Castor Oil | by The Graceful Mist (www.TheGracefulMist.com) - Top beauty, books, lifestyle, and skincare blog/website in Metro Manila, Philippines - Brow Care
Review: 100% Pure and Organic Castor Oil | by The Graceful Mist (www.TheGracefulMist.com)


I`ve always wanted fuller-looking brows without bothering to fill them in with brow powder. I first found out about this eyebrows and eyelashes product when I was checking out of Mercury Drug Store. It was quite affordable compared to the castor oil brow thickening products I've tried like Luxe Organix: Castor Oil Eyelash and Brow Growth Serum (which costs around Php 109.00 at Watsons) or seen in most beauty stores which is why I gave it a try. 

Sunday, October 4, 2020

5 Chic and Classy Clothes for Fall 2020

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Fall is in and there has been a lot of trends for this season this year. Looking fashionable in fall would somehow make things feel normal especially with what`s going on with the world right now. You don`t have to look for expensive clothing items. The key is to look for clothing pieces that fit your style and personality. Here are some ideas on what to wear this season:

1. Look Stylish and Comfy with Jumpsuits


5 Chic and Classy Clothes for Fall 2020 - Vibrant Gray Single Shoulder Elastic Waist Jumpsuit Sensual Curves5 Chic and Classy Clothes for Fall 2020 - Black Waist Belt Stripes Pattern Natural Jumpsuit Fashion Trend 5 Chic and Classy Clothes for Fall 2020 - Fairy Beige Floral Print Keyhole V-Neck Romper Knot Outfit 5 Chic and Classy Clothes for Fall 2020 - Comfortable Spaghetti Straps White Rompers Front Button Plain Snug Fit

Sources:

Vibrant Gray Single Shoulder Elastic Waist Jumpsuit Sensual Curves

Black Waist Belt Stripes Pattern Natural Jumpsuit Fashion Trend

Fairy Beige Floral Print Keyhole V-Neck Romper Knot Outfit

Comfortable Spaghetti Straps White Rompers Front Button Plain Snug Fit

Jumpsuits are easy to wear which makes it a great item to have in your closet especially when you`re in a hurry. Jumpsuits tend to be very comfortable as its design was originally fashioned after parachutists` clothes. The only drawback of wearing a jumpsuit is it can be quite of a hassle whenever you have to go to the bathroom for quick relief. Nonetheless, there are many jumpsuits that are easy to take off. 

Having a few jumpsuits won`t hurt your pockets and time. They`re fashionable, quick to put on, and easy to accessorize. The best tip in shopping is to buy wholesale jumpsuits as many online shopping websites  

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Grace`s Open Book: Notes during Quarantine

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Grace`s Open Book: Notes during Quarantine


How are you holding up? For most people, the days during the enhanced community lock down were some of the hardest. I can`t say otherwise because not being able to work the way I used to was specially saddening for me. I`ve always tried my best to work hard and work smart and when I`m presented with some limitations to be able to do that, it becomes a real challenge. The positive side of being locked down or in quarantine was that I was able to take notes of significant changes I ought to apply in my life.

As my readers, I would love to share with you basic yet life-changing notes I wrote while facing the financial, emotional and spiritual challenges during a lock down: 

Note #1: Finances

Thankfully, doing those viral challenges for saving up like Peso Sense Ipon Challenge, and Mr. Chinkee Tan`s Ipon Challenge has helped me tremendously when I needed funds the most though it`s not much. This lock down is genuinely an eye opener how significant every cent is. 

I remember reading Mr. Robert Sy Tan`s "What Would You Do? If This Was Your Last Day On Earth", Mr. Don Soriano`s "Break Free" and many books about budgeting, attending a financial seminar, and discussing with my older sister about money management. All these books and effort would be wasted if not put into action. 

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Grocery Shopping and Organization: How I Store Foods in My Single-Door Refrigerator

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One of the relaxing ways I used to de-stress is retail therapy. I find it quite satisfying to treat myself after all the stress from work, home and pollution outside. Nowadays, I`m barely able to do this because of the pandemic. Hence, I had to divert my attention to a safer and more practical way to release the negative tension in my body and mind. 

I had been getting peace from making sure that my small home is well kept. I have gotten a lot of really helpful tips from different communities about organizing refrigerator, pantry and food storage. Here`s what I came up so far when it comes to organizing my small refrigerator: 

Freezer

Grocery Shopping and Organization: How I Store Foods in My Single-Door Refrigerator - Top Lifestyle Blogger in Quezon City, Philippines - Retail, Shopping for Necessities and Essential Goods
Grocery Shopping and Organization: How I Store Foods in My Single-Door Refrigerator (by @The Graceful Mist | www.TheGracefuMist.com

I found that keeping frozen meats in containers make it easier for me to defroze them unlike keeping them in their original plastic bags and just stuffing them in the freezer. Back then, whenever I had to defroze meat, I had to take out the other meat in a plastic bag that got attached through ice. Now that they`re in containers, I simply have to choose which one to defroze and I don`t have to worry about the difficulty of removing the plastic bag and stuck meat.