September 29, 2016

BERRY VLOG: Six Month Update


Last week, I shared a little about my journey towards getting to 1 Million views on my blog. I also answered some questions that were sent to me about my experience with blogging generally. I had also called for questions concerning what I've been up to in Atlanta for the past 6 months. Although some of the questions did not exactly relate to the topic, I still went ahead to answer them - like why I don't cook, and mostly leave my husband to do the cooking :p

In the video, I talk a little bit about my new job, writing a book, blogging full time and more, so definitely check it out :)

Don't forget to follow me on Social Media - @BerryDakara 

September 27, 2016

Visiting Washington DC Part 2

Our trip to Washington DC over the past weekend was really fun, but very short. We were literally in DC for just 30 hours, so you can imagine how little sleep we got on both Friday and Saturday nights. It was all in good fun though, and we're very happy for our friend and his lovely new wife.

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September 26, 2016

Visiting Washington DC Weekend - Part 1

Hey y'all,

How was your weekend? Mine was good but very very tiring. The fact that I have this post up means that I love you guys, and I wanted something for you to read - because all I want to do is SLEEP! If you saw my Snapchat story over the weekend, you know that we barely got any sleep between Friday night and Sunday morning. In fact, we slept for 3 hours on Saturday night after my friend's wedding as we had to be out of the hotel by 4:30am to catch our early flight back to Atlanta. I'm going to break up this post into 2 parts because I have too many photos... what else is new?

September 23, 2016

Berry Lovely Links

Hi there!

Weekend's here and I'm excited! I'm off to DC with my sister and cousin from this post, and I'll be posting on Instagram Stories and Snapchat the whole weekend so FOLLOW ME to get all the scoop! My handle is @BerryDakara and you can chat with me in real time, as we dance away and go to visit Uncle B and Aunty Mimi. But first, we've got stuff to read!!!

September 22, 2016

BERRY VLOG: 1 Million Blog Views

1 million blog views!!! One whole million! 7 digits! I wish every view came with a dollar - then I'd REALLY be celebrating :p But yup, the blog crossed 1 million views last week. It's something I had been looking forward to since the beginning of the year. I thought it would come sooner, but thank God we have reached this milestone.

September 21, 2016

My Favorite Childhood Activities

Have you seen my childhood?! (if you scroll through this post, you'll see some photos) When I think about my childhood memories, they bring a smile to not only my face, but my heart. I had a wonderful one, and I'm so grateful to my parents. We may not have had the conventional Nigerian lifestyle, but I would NEVER trade it for anything!

Why am I going on about my childhood, you ask? Well, last week I was on Twitter (are you following me yet?) and I saw the following tweet from Kachi, who blogs here.

September 19, 2016

Berry Brunch Weekend

Hi there darlns!

How was your weekend? I hope you had a good one - hopefully got to rest and relax. I wish I had spent more time relaxing, but I had a good weekend. I ate waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much! I don't know what it is about weekends that make you feel like you can eat whatever you want. On Saturday, at my sister's BBQ I ate so much that I felt too full... and then had TWO helpings of cake and ice cream! I need to stop - somebody help me!

September 18, 2016

Berry's Bible Study - 10 Bible Verses to Help You While You're Trying to Conceive

Hey there!

It's been a really long time since I did a Bible Study post - it was something I wanted to do regularly as mentioned in my 2016 Blog Goals. Somehow I lost track of doing it. I think it might have had something to do with the failed procedure that I mentioned here.

September 15, 2016

Simple Protective Natural Hair Style


I haven't done anything hair-related in a while, and since you guys liked my hair from this post, and someone specifically requested it, I decided to record and post this tutorial. It's a very simple natural hair style that can be done on medium to long hair. Since my ends are tucked away, it's a protective hair style and if maintained properly, can be worn for up to a week or even more.

If you're able to recreate it, feel free to tag me or send photos!

If you liked this video and tutorial, you might also like this other one with clip-ins.

Oh, and definitely click the HAIR tab at the top of the screen to see other hair posts I've done.

September 12, 2016

Photoshoot Weekend!


How are ya? How was your weekend? I hope you had a good one and are looking forward to a great week ahead. It seems like my weekend posts might be making a comeback. I'm not promising anything but on the weekends I have activities, I WILL post follow-up recaps. Sound good to you? Okay, let's catwalk into this post and the new week.

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September 11, 2016

September 11th

Today marks the 15th memorial of September 11th. On this day in 2001, it seemed like the world changed for the worse. To those who may scoff at this post because of other atrocities that happened in other countries before then, kindly note that I am NOT discounting them. But this was the first time in my life that I became really aware of terrorism.

September 10, 2016

Berry Lovely Links


I'm sorry this is late, but I wanted to get this posted this weekend! I hope you're having a nice one so far :)

September 8, 2016

Labor Day Weekend

Hey everyone,

Is it me or has anyone else noticed the subtle changes that new seasons bring? On my way to work this week, I've noticed the morning air is a bit crispy and lovely, just the way I like it. Fall officially starts on the 22nd of this month, and people begin to wind down summer during Labor Day weekend, which was this past weekend. Anyone who follows me on Instagram and Snapchat was treated to a whole weekend of fun, from the wedding our family attended to my sister's birthday dinner.

September 6, 2016

Nigerian Alternative Music Playlist

Hey everyone,

This wasn't the post I intended for today. I wanted to share some photos from Labor Day weekend, which was a blast mostly! There was a wedding - lots of dancing, and my sister's birthday dinner - even more dancing!!! But my Windows explorer is being wonky and not letting me even see the pictures folder, so I'll share tomorrow. Anyways, here's this post I wanted to publish later on this week.

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September 3, 2016

Ask Me Anything Vlogs Q&A

Hi everyone!

I don't usually post on Saturdays but I wanted to put this out there. In the next 2 weeks I want to shoot 2 new vlogs, and they will both have a Question and Answer segment. The two videos I plan to post are:

  • My Blogging Journey Through The Years to celebrate an upcoming milestone.
  • My Six Months Update after moving to Atlanta (see my one month update here)
So I'm opening the floor to any questions you might have. If there's anything you're curious about - you already know I'm kind of an open book - ask away!

I'm looking forward to reading and answering your questions :D

September 2, 2016

Berry Lovely Links

Hiya Darlns!

Welcome to September! The Ember months are here which means the year is almost over!!! Are there any goals you set your mind to completing this year? You have 4 months left, so get cracking.

I'm sorry I didn't put up a post last week Friday - Cakes had just gotten back and I hadn't prepared the post ahead of time. My humble apologies to you. Forgive me?

September 1, 2016

Why You Need Alone Time in your Relationship

Hey there!

As you all know, Cakes and I were apart for almost two months recently. His bakery still runs in Lagos, Nigeria and he went to go and check on things over there. Like I have mentioned before, he will be going back and forth between Lagos and Atlanta. For now, he's here until December so if you're in Atlanta, call 404-993-3770 to order your cakes and small chops.

Anyways, while he was away, I kept getting questions and messages that insinuated that I was probably miserable because he wasn't with me. Erm... not quite.