Professional Touch Paint – Fernando Lugo

What can I say, but THANK YOU. Fernando, you saved me today. I would like anyone to consider Fernando and his team for any painting they might need. We ran into an issue this am, with another Painter. Initially, it was a 2-day project but on Wed, they asked to do on Friday, because bigger projects were running later than expected and they now thought 1-day was enough. I was okay, I noted as long as your done by Friday, we are okay. We have a party Saturday, and need it done. Friday 830 am. Painter arrives. What wasn’t known, is the job went from 2 guys to 1 guy, okay..not an issue, but the painter at my house doesn’t have any supplies (ladder, drop clothes, enough PAINT, etc). Its about 1030 with no movement, so I ask for a status? No contact with the boss, no one is answering.

I needed it done, and with the potential for 2 days initially, and then shaved to 1 with 2-guys, now 1 guy with no paint supplies. It wasn’t going to happen, so I was over it and terminated the work.

What did I have left? I checked out WFC and saw Fernando and his crew. I call him up, ask in desperation if he could help, any possible way to get it in today (its like 11am). Fernando, not only worked to get his team out, he sent 2 guys and came himself to understand the job. Talked it over, assured me it would be done well, and said he was sorry about the experience with the other company. The thing I appreciate is honesty, and pride in your work, whatever that might be. Fernando was honest, and his team was nothing short of professional. If you want quality work, with owner assurance that he cares about you as a customer, go with Fernando. You will not be disappointed.

THANKS Fernando Lugo


Dos and Don’ts of Winter Camping

Winter camping sounds insane, doesn’t it? I mean, who wants to head out carrying a tent and bedding to sleep out in the snow. It is crazy, yet there are adventurers around who relish the idea of spending nights in the cold outside.

If you believe you are one of these thrill-seekers, this post is for you to read as it focuses on the essential do’s and don’ts you have to follow while cold camping.

– Do’s

Proper Bedding

Appropriate packing is necessary before beginning your journey. Instead of taking a single bed along with you, take two or even more. You can put one bag inside the other for extra warmth.

Roll Foam Mattress

Do take along a roll foam mattress to keep yourself dry and warm. You can place it beneath your mattress to get cozier.

Recognize Your Needs

Every human being’s needs are different. Your requirements greatly depend on your fitness, tolerance power, experiences, gender, and age and body fat ratio. So, the equipment you want to take with you should cater to all your needs. It is best to take extra of everything.

Double Check

Make certain that your sleeping bag is warm enough for the climate of your destination. Be ready for below zero temperatures.

Appropriate Meals

Warm food produces heat in the body especially meals full of fats. Take with you food that is high in fats and proteins. Cheese and olive oil should be taken in abundance.

Eat Before Sleeping

Eating right before going to bed will help you in staying warm throughout the night. Good nutritious warm food will generate heat in your body, so eat immediately before calling it a night.

Gathering Firewood

If you need firewood to cook and remain warm, get out collecting it during daytime. It is unwise to go looking for it in the dark, freezing night.

Extra Layers

For staying warm throughout your sleep, throw in a few hand and foot warmers. Keep thin metallic blankets or a waterproof jacket over the top of your sleeping bag. You need all that extra warmth to have a comfortable night out.

Increase The Insulation

Shake air into your sleeping bag. This way the insulation will maximize in the bedding. You can easily do this with your bag upside down to trap in more air. This way air will also circulate in the upper sections of the bag.

Remain Dry

It is really bothersome if you get damp in your bed during night. Avoid keeping your face inside; however you might find it difficult but your breath can produce moisture. Dry out your bag every day.


  • Don’t go to sleep if you are freezing. Carry out light exercises to get your body temperature back to normal before you snuggle up in the bed.
  • You should not work out so hard that you begin to perspire. This would create dampness in your sleeping bag.
  • Don’t get indulged in drinking alcoholic beverages or this way you’ll end up feeling cold. Remember, alcohol makes your body lose heat faster.
  • Don’t breathe in your sleeping bag, keep your face out. This will not cause moisture to collect inside, and make you damp.
  • Don’t start a fire unless you are sure that it is permitted out in your campsite. Some places have strict rules and they must be followed.
  • Don’t ever wear cotton T-shirts or anything not suitable for the cold climate. It’ll ruin your whole camping trip. Instead, wear merino wool or insulating synthetics.

My ‪#TransformationTuesday -‬ My story

I would have to say that one of the greatest accomplishments of my journey has been getting my BMI from “obese” to “healthy/normal.” By the time I entered into my first year of high school, I was considered obese. And I was only 15. My doctor kept telling my parents and I that unless I did something about it right then and there, I would have some serious medical issues down the road, including potential Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. But I didn’t care. I just thought, “I can’t do anything about my weight. I’ve tried before, so why bother now?” After finally feeling so over the groggy, nasty, out-of-breath, stuck in a cloudy haze feeling all the time, I knew I just had to do something about it.

I’m so glad I decided to give myself another chance to lose weight, except this time, I did it the right way! No unhealthy diet pills, no starving then binging, no Slim Fast diets and excessive exercising. Just portion control, eating wholesome foods, and daily exercise. That’s it! Nothing crazy.
I’m not going to say that looking good wasn’t one of my motives for losing weight, but getting my health in order was on the top of my priorities list! In fact, my health was so on game this year, my doctor told me to not come back for a physical next year (unless I have a dramatic change in weight). And THAT to me is what matters most; whatever will keep me out of the doctor’s office!
So today, I challenge you all to start thinking about HEALTH. Start doing this for that reason and nothing else. Do you want to enjoy your years with your family for as long as possible or deal with ridiculously costly medical expenses, high blood pressure, diabetes, or even heart attacks?! Of course not! But sadly, that’s the reality of obesity and poor health. If you’re finally ready to turn your life around and reverse the negative effects of a poor lifestyle and start developing HEALTHY habits, email me at Don’t let the compound effect of your choices now bite you in the butt later. Do it because you care about yourself, and your life! 😊