How was your weekend?! I hope it was foine and dandy. Mine wasn't half-bad. Not as much activity as I'm used to, but I liked the easygoing pace. I had 2 conflicting things to do on Sunday - a makeup class (similar to the one being run by Chloe's Makeover) and a women's meetup to talk about personal finance. I couldn't decide which to go for, but ultimately went for the finance event = Money over Makeup! I'm still going to do the makeup thing at a later date though.
But before that, on Saturday, I lazed about at home. Cakes went on his deliveries and I gave my hair a little TLC, and decided to cook. The way I approach cooking usually is by deciding on a key ingredient I want to use, and then building the dish around it. I knew I wanted coconut milk, and decided to make a Sole and Vegetable Coconut Curry over a bed of Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Plantain - hehe, check me out, I'm fancy!
I sincerely hope that it made you hungry, because as I type this, I feel like I'm going to faint from my own hunger.
BTW, I wanted to post some photos of the wedding cake Cakes made for Saturday, but the photos were confusing to me, so manage this Aeroplane cake, okay? FOLLOW HIM ON INSTAGRAM - Cakesiena!!!
The main highlight of the weekend was the event called "REDEFINING FINANCE," organized by Glory Edozien. Glory runs The Inspire Series aimed at encouraging women to live, love, pray and be inspired. The topic of yesterday's event centered on Finance, and there was a key speaker, Arese Ugwu (Smart Money Africa) a few panelists - Uzo (Uzo's Food Labs), Elaine (ShoMya Makeup), Aurora (Brand Manager), and anchored by Wana Udobang (Radio Personality/Actress/Poet/MC/Everything You Can Imagine).
The event was free, thanks to generous sponsors who helped out in one way or another. There were about 100 slots, and the venue (The Social Place) was packed.
|Arese Ugwu - Smary Money Africa|
After her session, there was a panel and questions like "How did you transition from a 9-to-5 to owning your business?" and "How do you manage your 9-to-5 paycheck?" were discussed by the different ladies. I couldn't really take notes during this part, but I tweeted some of the statements made.
|Wana Udobang - Inspiration FM, and 5 million other things|
|Uzo Orimalade - Uzo's Food Labs and Cupcakes Couture|
|Aurora Moneyi - Brand Manager|
|Elaine Shobanjo - ShoMya|
After about 3+ hours, the event finally ended. I have to mention that it started at 2:00pm ON THE DOT! Glory wasn't playing when she said it would start on time - kudos to her.
I met Frances (Imperfectly Perfect Lives Blog) and Chidinma at the event - very nice meeting you ladies!!! We just took a few random photos.
|Adenike is another inspiring woman - she's an amputee but so vivrant! Check out her blue hair.|
Dunno why I was so blawdy shiny - I need new MATTE powder for my face!!! Any recommendations?
I'll share a little more about the finances discussions in another post some time this week. For now, I gotta run. Have a lovely week!!!