April 28, 2016

BERRY VLOG: Trying to Conceive/Get Pregnant

I must warn you, this video is quite raw and emotional. I have had it on my heart to speak out about trying to get pregnant for a while, but just never got around to it. I know I've shared a little here and there in my posts, but this video talks solely about our trying to conceive (TTC as they call it).

April 26, 2016

Berry Dakara Blog Reader Survey Results!!!

Thank you to every single person that responded to my survey. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of respondents - 64! And I thought I would have like 20 people, or highest 30. So I humbly say thank you and would like you to know I'm doing both my happy dances!

I promised to share the results, innit? It's in several images and I hope you all can see the results. It's quite transparent of me to share responses to all the questions, but I think it's fair.

April 25, 2016

Self-Development: Photography Class

Hey there!

How are ya and how was your weekend? I had a fun one - I flew my nephew's kite! If you follow me on Snapchat and Instagram (@BerryDakara), you know how that went :p I also went to my cousin's house for a birthday party and danced to some old jams. Did I ever tell you guys that people used to call my girls and I The Party Queens? The minute we got anywhere, the dancing started and we usually would be the last to leave because we were having too much fun.

Oh, and my niece started walking on Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woot woot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank God, because we were hoping she'd walk before her first birthday next month.

April 22, 2016

Berry Lovely Links


I apologize for not posting my Lovely Links last week. I didn't draft the post in advance and by Friday, I was very tired and couldn't summon up the energy. Anyways I've got serious links up today and I'm sure you'll learn from at least 2!

April 21, 2016

RIP Prince!

You guys, I just heard about Prince's death and I'm so shocked!!! Like WTH??? HOW? WHY???

April 20, 2016

Orange Is The New Black

SURPRISE! This Style Post features Cakes and myself!!!

Well, it wasn't supposed to but I took some photos of Cakes while trying to set the camera, and they were nice, so I thought 'Why not share?"

April 18, 2016

Discover Georgia: Acworth Art Festival

Right now, it's festival season everywhere. There are all kinds of festivals, from arts to music to food. Not only in the US, but also in Nigeria. Remember when I went to Gidi Culture Fest, the Jack Daniels Lagos Grill and BBQ Festival, and the Jazz Festival in Lagos last year? FUN TIMES!!!

Across the US, there are bunches and bunches of festivals happening right now. Coachella is on in California. And in my neck of the woods, there was the Dogwood Festival last weekend that I couldn't attend. Instead I went to the Acworth Art Festival, which is small local one. It was nice to see local artists share their wares, and I wanted to buy soooooooo many things! Of course, my Snapchat followers went along with me, and I compiled the videos and photos to share here today.

April 17, 2016

Berry's Bible Study - Praying For Others

I'm in the middle of a Romans Bible Study with some ladies, and in the first chapter of Romans, a certain verse struck me and stayed with me. I shared it and my thoughts on Instagram and thought to share it here too.

Cassie Daves Blog Planner Giveaway Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway! Multiple entries were allowed, and after counting the entries from the blog, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, there were 38 entries.

I'm happy to announce the winner today and thankful to Cassie for being generous to give out one of her planners.

Without further ado, the winner is...

April 16, 2016

Berry Dakara Blog Reader Survey

Hi everyone!

I want to make your reading experience better, and I've created this short survey to get your feedback on how you feel about my blog and how I can make it better. The first section asks about my blog, and the second section has questions to help me get to know you a little better.

April 14, 2016

BERRY VLOG: One Month Update Chit Chat

As promised, here is a vlog where I talk about being back in the States for the past month or so. I put up a brief update in this post, but in the video I answered a few questions that were left on the blog. So grab a cuppa tea or mocha (my other favorite drink) and happy watching!

And yes, Cakes was bugging me! He can't get his hands off me these days :p

He's the only person that LIKES it when I gain weight *GRRRR!*

April 12, 2016

BERRY VLOG - Stretching Natural Hair

Today I'm sharing different ways I stretch my natural hair.

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April 11, 2016

Berry Dakara and Cassie Daves Blog Planner Giveaway

I'm beyond thrilled that Cassie generously agreed to give out one of her very popular blog planners to a lucky reader!!! You already know how I feel about the planner - see here. And tons of other bloggers have also left rave reviews, so if you're a blogger, you definitely want one.

The rules are very simple.

Progress Report

Hi everyone!

I've officially been back in Atlanta for over a month now. Thursday was the one month mark. It's been an interesting month, I have to say. There have been good and not-so-good aspects of being back here. I'll share more below.

BTW, this post was originally supposed to go up last week Thursday but somehow it didn't get written. I actually had it scheduled in my blog planner. This is why I said in my review post that you actually have to use the planner.
It's not enough to make plans... you have to follow through and put them into action! Otherwise, they are just fanciful wishes or ideas. [Click to Tweet!]

April 9, 2016

Berry's Bible Study: Worship

Hi everyone!

I hope you're having as mahvelous a weekend as I'm having. There'll be another Discover Georgia post up soon :) Of course, if you're on Snapchat and following me, you already know what I discovered this weekend.

Onto the topic of the day - WORSHIP. Can I tell you the truth? As a child, I thought worship songs were sooooooo boring! I loved the Praise part of the service, because we could clap and dance. But worship? Not so much. Getting older though changed my perspective. There's something about a great worship song that shifts or charges the atmosphere. Worship can take you through a whole variety of emotions from awestruck wonder and appreciation of God, to remorse and pleading for forgiveness of sins; to anticipated victory in faith; to humility and reverence of God that makes you fall to your knees and bow; and so much more. 

April 8, 2016

Berry Lovely Links


I'm in such a happy mood. I watched the American Idol Finale with my sister yesterday and it just took me back! The show started in 2002 and churned out such great talent. Honestly, it was an iconic show and I'm glad I watched the first few seasons. I'm still mad Adam Lambert didn't perform last night though.

Anyways, who wants to read some interesting links?

April 6, 2016

T.M. Lewin Fit for Friday

Happy Hump Day people!

It's officially half-way through the week, and I'm sure most of you can't wait until Friday. For those in Nigeria, especially now with all the fuel wahala, after work on Friday you probably want to head out for some relaxation and fun, instead of sitting in maddening traffic. Others in the diaspora would likely be going to happy hour with coworkers or meeting up with friends after work. If it were me, I'd probably be going out on a date with Cakes.

This brings us to T.M. Lewin, makers of fantastic quality business wear from suits to dresses to separates (tops, skirts, trousers, etc). I used to think they made items that could only be worn to the office, but I was pleased to see a lot of options that I (and you) can easily translate to after-work settings.

Y'all know I like to keep things simple, so my choices from the T.M. Lewin online shop were a Knit top, Cropped Trousers and a Blazer. I would carry a purse that could easily go from work to a bar, and this one from Kate Spade fits the bill. With a quick change of shoes from Nine West; brighter accessories; going from a natural hair updo to a parted afro, it would be very easy to go from Day to Night with T.M. Lewin.


April 4, 2016

Q1 Review and Goals Update

Hey there!

Can you believe we're already in the second quarter of the year?!?! Where is the time flying to?! Before you know it, I'll be 55 and my children will be telling me they want to get married! LOL. There's still a little bit of time before that, so I thought it would be good to check up on some of the goals I set at the beginning of the year. I actually wrote 3 different posts dedicated to how I want 2016 to go for me.

April 2, 2016

Ask Me Anything!

First of all, BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA to everyone that fell for my April Fools' Day prank! I spent the whole day smiling, giggling and chuckling. It was too much fun!

Okay, later on this week, I want to put up a post and/or a vlog with a progress report after being in Hamrika for one month. I already have ideas of what to talk about, but I thought it would be good to answer any questions you may have as well. Simply leave your questions in the comments below BEFORE Wednesday, April 6th so I can have the post/video ready on time.

P.S. It's official... CAKESIENA is taking orders in Atlanta! Call +1 404 993 3370 to place your cake orders!!!

April 1, 2016


Hey everyone,

So this bigger news is not exactly great news. I won't hem and haw about it, but I have to stop blogging for a while. I'm even contemplating just shutting this one down and restarting a completely new one whenever I can come back.

The reason is because in my job search right now, I need to perpetrate a very serious image and I feel like if any potential employers come across this page, I could be deemed as too playful. So, in order to put my best foot forward...