August 30, 2016

Weekend Post?

Hi there!

In my post where I listed some of the things I miss most about Nigeria, I mentioned that I missed going to little events on weekends and posting them on Mondays here on the blog. Mondays used to be the biggest traffic draws on my blog, and I was quite concerned that moving to Atlanta would indirectly cause a drop in my blog traffic since I wouldn't be attending as many events anymore. It's not like I don't go out at all, but it certainly is not as frequent as before. This weekend was different though. It was my mum's birthday on Saturday and we had a whole weekend of fun!!!

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August 29, 2016

FACE Your Fears

A few days ago on Facebook, I saw a post from Kemi Lewis. I've mentioned her a few times on this blog, as she's one of my favorite Natural Hair stylists. Every time I've gotten my hair trimmed, I've gone to her salon, KL's Naturals. She is a wiz with styling natural hair and her hands are so gentle. Anyways, I saw her post and she gave me permission to share it with you. It's a very inspiring piece where she shared about facing her fears. I hope you get something out of it.

August 25, 2016

The BEST Saturday I've Had in a While

Ladies and gentlemen,

Right now, as I type, it's Saturday night. I feel light and airy, and it's been a while since I've felt this way. I hope come Thursday, as you read this and leave comments, I still feel the same way. I almost feel like I'm walking on clouds and life is really good! What happened this Saturday, you ask? Anyone who watched my stories on Instagram or Snapchat have an idea, but might think that nothing special happened. Well, come close and I'll spill the beans.



Before you laugh at me, or roll your eyes, just hear me out.


August 24, 2016

Iro and Denim

It's been a while since I've done a style post. They aren't something I plan ahead a lot of times - they are usually spur of the moment, and won't usually be written in advance here. This pas weekend, while trying to organize my bedroom a little bit, I found my Iro and Buba (remember the first time I wore it here). I decided I would wear it to church on Sunday, and felt very much like an asoebi bella. I have to admit, wearing easy, breezy traditional outfits (like here) should have been one of the things I miss about being in Nigeria.

August 23, 2016

Learn How to Sew and DIY

The Nedoux Sewing Club and Cocktails 'n' Craft Nigeria are holding a one-day workshop on Saturday 27 August 2016, designed for people who are interested in learning DIY sewing skills in a social atmosphere.  It's suitable for absolute beginners.

The instructor for the day is 'Nedu Ahanonu; an avid sewista who is passionate about making the sewing process appear both easy and doable. She strongly believes in the DIY ethic because it promotes the mindset of self-sufficiency and an entrepreneurial spirit. 

'Nedu also writes a a witty blog about her musings and sewing projects at

Date: Saturday 27 August, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm prompt

Location:  Ikoyi, Lagos

Come and learn about the dressmaking process and sew a pretty garment. Limited seats are available, for enquiries about the fee and venue, please send an email to & .

August 22, 2016


It's been a while since I posted in this series. My Discover Georgia series was started to show you different tourist attractions in the state of Georgia, that aren't just restricted to Atlanta. I mean Atlanta is a fun city, but there are other things to see, eat, do and explore in Georgia. In this post, I'll share some photos and tips from our fun family outing at Lake Allatoona.

August 19, 2016

Berry Lovely Links


How's your week been? I can tell you this - I'm mega excited for this weekend! Not because I'm doing anything in particular, but because I really need time to rest and do ME! Left to me, a pedicure and some ice cream are in order - and exercise and catching up on all the fun blog posts I've missed on Bloglovin! Enough talk, let's dive into some links!

August 16, 2016

Finish What You Start

Hey guys,

Sometime last year I was home alone scrolling through the cable channels and I saw a show called POP Innovators on E! The episode featured Lauren Conrad, who used to be on Laguna Beach, and then The Hills. I follow her website on Bloglovin, and I think that she is very inspiring to women. She's a hard worker, barely 30 years old and has achieved so much in her life - multiple fashion lines, bestselling books, philanthropic causes, and a lot more.

August 15, 2016

Vixen Crochet Braids Hair Styles


How was your weekend? I hope it was better than mine cos mine was UTTER CRAP!!! I was sick out of my mind! I had lunch with my sister on Friday afternoon at this Indian restaurant, and by the time I got home I felt weird. I thought I was just tired but it turns out I had food poisoning. I spent the whole of Saturday throwing up, sleeping, feeling sorry for my life, and other things I won't bother you with. Some people asked if I was preggers when I said I was sick... I feel like with Cakes being away, if I had gotten pregnant, it would be a BIG PROBLEM! :p

Anyways, those who follow on my Snapchat and Instagram would know that this post was coming up.
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August 12, 2016

Berry Lovely Links


How's your week going? My week has been CRAZY! My new job is A LOT of work - as in, migraine-inducing. Okay, it's not just the work - I have been sleeping late and not getting enough sleep. But I'm adjusting to my new schedule and hopefully things should get better soon. Let's catch up on some links shall we?

August 11, 2016

Biggest Regrets in Life

Do you agree that everyone has regrets in life? Or are you one of those who doesn't believe that you should regret anything in your past? Well, in today's vlog I share MY life's biggest regrets - and maybe a little TMI (too much information). I hope you enjoy the video!

August 10, 2016

The Most SHOCKING Thing Happened to Me!

Hey everyone,

How's your week going? I hope it's going well. Mine has been interesting so far. First of all, I started work on Monday - YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! Thank God for the ability to earn an income again! It's not much, but I'm thankful for the new set of skills I'm learning so far and I know they'll come in handy in the future. Thanks to everyone for the prayers - God answers them!

So the shocking thing that happened...

August 9, 2016

4 Reasons Why you should Follow me on Bloglovin

Hey everyone,

I hope your week's been great. Remember my poll from a few months ago? 17% of those who responded (who I'm still thanking by the way) said you find out about new posts via Bloglovin. I don't know if the number has increased by now, but let me tell you why you should follow me using that platform.

August 8, 2016


Hey there,

It's been a while since there was a giveaway, right? Let's start off this new week with something from one of my absolute favorite brands, Ajali Handmade Products! The beauty brand has been running for 3 years and they're celebrating ALL MONTH LONG! The giveaway with me is on Instagram, so if you're not following yet, now is the time!

The rules are simple:

August 5, 2016

Berry Lovely Links

Cheers to the weekend!!!!

As usual, my list of interesting links is here. Thanks to a lovely reader for recommending the first one! You can always send me stuff you think is interesting and chances are I'll share it :)

August 4, 2016

Tips for while you're Trying to Conceive

Trying to conceive can be a real lesson in patience. It can easily lead to depression, strife within a marriage, jealousy and more. In this vlog which I posted last week, I share 3 ways that I've been using to cope during our wait for our children. Like I said in the video, it's important to turn life's lemons into lemonade and see the good in everything.

If you or someone you know is going through this, I urge you to share the video with them :) Also, please subscribe to my Youtube Channel and let me know what else you want to see on it.


August 1, 2016

Praise Report!!!

I just want to use this opportunity to thank God for opportunities that have come my way through my blog. When I started blogging, it was strictly to allow my friends and family to follow me along on my NYSC year. If you've never read that blog, The Ajebutter's Guide to NYSC was a funny and real look into my experiences so definitely check it out.

I found my love for blogging there and I can remember starting this blog. When I would get more than 50 views a day I was ecstatic! I just wanted to share my life in a real, authentic, and often times funny way. Today I'm getting close to 1 million views total and the amount of opportunities that have come to me, and even Cakes, via the blog has been amazing. I can't thank God enough for His blessings and those he has used.