March 31, 2017

Berry Lovely Links

Whoa! Quarter 1 of the year is already over! Where did the time go to? I for one, am happy it's going by cos I'm looking forward to the summer! I've rounded up some pretty good links this week - the first 3 are all about finances BTW. I hope you enjoy the links and learn something new.

March 29, 2017

5-Point Monthly Blogging Checklist

Blogging these days means serious business. Bloggers are definitely on the rise, and it's shifted quite a bit from doing it as a hobby to creating businesses. More and more bloggers are adapting to Blogging 4.0, which I read about on Quora. Basically blogs have become platforms to build businesses - I dabbled in it a little bit myself, and you don't have to go far to see others who are making serious money from blogging.

That being said though, just as you have regular audits in your businesses, there should also be checks in your blogging. Doing these things which I will get to below, will help you stay on top of your blog.

March 27, 2017

Japanese Hibachi Dinner at Shogun

Two weeks ago, Uncle Cakes turned 70, and to celebrate, the family decided to head to Shogun Restaurant. It is a Japanese restaurant not too far from home, and they have different offerings from sushi to hibachi grill food. Cakes had never been to a Hibachi restaurant before, so I thought it would be a nice treat for him.

FUN FACT: My sister and her hubby got engaged one night after having dinner there. I think.

March 24, 2017

Berry Lovely Links

It's the end of another week and boy am I happy for this weekend. I finally have a whole weekend off work! Tomorrow I'm heading to brunch with my girls... hoff kerse I shall share photos at a later date. What do you have planned?

March 22, 2017

Gourmet Puffs a la Cakes!

We all know cooking and baking are NOT my forte. But we also know that I like food. In this foodie love, every now and then I try to come up with different recipes or different ways to eat regular foods. That's how I was dreaming about fried dough one day, and it occurred to me that puff puff is fried dough! And if we can have fried dough with powdered sugar, why can't we have puff puff with powdered sugar as well?! DING DING DING! I asked Cakes if he wouldn't mind making some for a small meetup, and decided to try another topping as well. I actually have a whole list of different toppings we will be experimenting with. So Atlanta people, or people that have Atlanta people, WE HAVE GOURMET PUFFS O!!!!!!!!!!!! I've told you now. 

Without further ado, here are a few photos of the extremely yummy gourmet puffs we had, and will be offering as well :)

March 20, 2017

Till Snoring Do Us Part

Cakes and I have been married now for over three years. In these three short years, we've gotten to know each other better. It ranges from different things like the way each person feels about privacy (no comment on that), to what kind of foods we like, to much deeper stuff that I can't share on here. But one thing I can talk about is the fact that we both snore!

March 17, 2017

Berry Lovely Links

Hi there!

I hope you've had a pretty week so far. Thank you for all your kind wishes towards Cakes for his birthday on Wednesday. He appreciates all the love! I'll share photos from his birthday dinner either next week or the week after. Now that the weekend is here, make sure to check out some of the links below when you have some downtime.

March 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Cakes!

Today is my hub-bub's birthdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! My Cakesy-Wakesy! Should I tell you guys how old he is? Let's just say he's in his mid-thirties, which means he's closer to 40. And we all know that 40 is really 50. And after 50 is 70. So HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY MY LOVE!

March 13, 2017

God Works in Mysterious Ways

In 2010, I was in my late twenties, working an okay job in Atlanta and wondering whether I should move back to Nigeria. You see, I left Nigeria at 15 years old and I didn't know what it was like to experience Nigeria as an adult. Lots of young Nigerians like me had moved back and seemed to be having these great, awesome lives. I really wanted to find out what opportunities there were out there for me, so after praying for a bit, I made the decision to move back right after my sister's wedding and my birthday in 2011.

March 10, 2017

Berry Lovely Links

Hey there!

I'm back with my weekly Lovely Links. I'm feeling fresh and rejuvenated again, and ready to start blogging consistently again. Thanks for your patience and sticking by moi. Without further ado, here are my links below!

March 8, 2017

International Women's Day - The Proverbs 31 Woman

Today, March 8th, all over the world, International Women's Day is being recognized. It's not an official holiday but it's a day within Women's History Month when women are celebrated. I wondered how to get myself involved via my blog. I considered doing a Woman Crush Wednesday post, but then couldn't decide who to write about (FYI, I thought about doing a monthly WCW post to highlight women that I've come across who inspire me. Would you be interested in such posts?). I also thought about posting a bunch of quotes about being a Woman, but then I wondered how many quotes to post. And then finally, I decided to go to the Bible and share my thoughts on the passage that talks about the Woman specifically.

March 7, 2017

One Year Update!

Can you believe that today, March 7th, makes it one whole year since I left Nigeria and moved back to Hamrika?!?!?! Like where did the time go?!?!??! Okay, I won't lie. Time has felt very draggy at different times, but mehn, just like that one year has passed! I contemplated putting up a video to talk about the past year, but I'm opting to write things down instead. I think I'll share the year in Highlights, Lowlights, and Medium-lights :p

March 6, 2017

Ringling Brothers Circus

The first time I went to a circus was when I was about 7 years old. I can't actually remember what age I was but I was pretty young. I vividly remember one of the acts coming out looking like a lion, but it turned out to be two people. I asked my mum and she said it was a Russian circus that toured at the time, and we attended the showing in Port Harcourt. Just FYI, Port Harcourt used to be a very bubbling town with lots of cool and artsy events. If it wasn't for the security situation, I know PH would have been as good as, if not better than Lagos.
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