May 29, 2022

Happy 40th Birthday to Me


Happy 40th Birthday to me!

A few years ago I dreaded being this "old." But now I embrace getting to start and rock my 40's. My 30's were great and also very challenging - moving back to Nigeria for NYSC, deciding to stay (for work and love, or what I thought was love) and moving back home to ATL; content creation in different formats (blogging, YouTube, podcasting); getting married - having our daughter after trying for 2+ years - getting separated and finally divorcing this year; going from broke and in so much debt to being a homeowner; seemingly going backwards career-wise 👀 but slowly making strides and pivoting; I could go on and on.

What I pray for in my 40's is really come into my own. To come into the woman God meant me to be. To find Him again. To be the best mother to Coco. I pray to be full of grace and live a graceful life as God intended. To let go completely of my past mistakes and forge ahead with wisdom. I pray to thrive work-wise and make an impact. To be more intentional in every aspect of my life. To live a life rooted in prayer, gratitude and joy. To be a better money manager (I'm pretty good already but 👀) because why do I have credit card debt on my birthday instead of having a small chops hangout? I pray to be fit spiritually, physically, emotionally, financially and any other -ally that makes sense. 

Thanks be to God Almighty for bringing me this far! May the next decade be the absolute best ever!

December 6, 2021

Renting Out My New House or Moving In?

 Hi there!

It's been a little bit of time since I bought my first home (thanks to everyone for the well wishes!). I've had a few inquiries about when I'm moving in and when the housewarming party is, LOL! As much as I would have loved to host a cute housewarming party and get house gifts, I have decided to rent out the house as opposed to moving in with Coco.

Check out my latest YouTube video to find out my reasons behind the decision to rent out versus moving in.

P.S. Coco is NOT a fan of my decision.

November 16, 2021

BERRY VLOG: First Home Closing Day and Empty House Tour

Hi there!

After posting numerous videos of what my house looks like on Instagram stories, I have finally put together a short vlog of my empty house tour. I also shared snippets of the day I closed on my house. I'm hoping to share a couple more home-owner related videos in the coming weeks or months.

P.S. I should say that I watched a few other empty house tours on Youtube and I'm not going to lie, I actually wondered if I should even bother with mine. 

November 8, 2021

DISCOVER GEORGIA: Pettit Creek Farms Pumpkin Fest

It's been a while since I put up a Discover Georgia post. These posts are to showcase some of the different places and/or events in Georgia, and to show you that Georgia is more than just Atlanta. In this post I'm sharing a few photos from our trip to Pettit Creek Farms.

November 1, 2021

How Early Is Too Early for Makeup

 As an impending parent a few years ago, if anyone had asked me how early I'd allow my child to wear makeup, I might have said maybe when she reached the double digits (10) or maybe even teenage years. It wasn't something I was necessarily beholden to, but somewhere in my mind, I think that would have been my answer. This comes from my thoughts that kids are growing up seemingly much faster than previous generations, as well as the not-so-great effects of social media on their minds, confidence and self-esteem.