February 18, 2019

What is Perfectionism?


I don't like to admit it, but I'm somewhat of a perfectionist. Or maybe an imperfect perfectionist. I am that person who will not start on a project because I'm trying to iron out all the tiny details first, waiting for everything to be perfect before I even start. I am that person who would rather wait until I have everything in place before I take a step forward.

February 15, 2019

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Happy Belated Valentine's Day.

Who got what? Who gave what? The most important question to me is who ate what? I'm taking Little Miss Cocoa out for a Mummy-Baby date tomorrow, because I hardly ever spoil myself and I really want to go out for a meal - and because she'll eat free, even though she eats like an adult, LOL! Well, I hope you enjoyed yesterday for what it was. Let's check out some links, shall we?


February 13, 2019

What I Learned About Pregnancy

It's been two years since my pregnant days, but when I asked on Instagram what posts people would like to see, someone asked me to share some of the things I learned about pregnancy. I aim to please, and so, here are my top 10 things I found out during pregnancy. There are a lot more things about pregnancy, but I wanted to share based on MY experience.


February 11, 2019

7 Reasons to Go on a Cruise

Hey there,

My name is Berry Dakara, and I am a cruise lover!!!! Well, to be honest, I've only gone on 2 cruises in my life. The first time was in September 2013 on a 5-day getaway to the Caribbean. My parents, sister, nephew and I hopped aboard a Carnival cruise ship. I blogged about it way back when over here. It was such an awesome vacation, that ever since then, I've wanted to go cruising. I was supposed to go on another cruise in February 2017, but my husband and I had to cancel our trip, as we had recently discovered we were expecting Baby Cocoa. It was not advisable for pregnant women to travel to the Caribbean at the time, because of the Zika virus. If you've been reading my blog, then you know my family recently embarked on a 7-night cruise on the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas cruise ship. As a matter of fact, at least one or two family members goes on a cruise every year. We're a cruisin family and I thought it'd great to let you know why you should go on a cruise too!

February 8, 2019

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Thank God for another Friday!

I need some time to just regroup and get myself in order. On the phone with Cakes yesterday, I told him that I wish I had two days where I have nothing to do... so I can do EVERYTHING. LOL! Does that make sense to you? I feel like I have a lot on the back-burner, and I'm struggling to catch up and work on them :(

I also told another friend of mine that if I had the money, I would hire a cleaner, driver, social media manager, photographer/videographer, video editor, hair stylist (for Little Miss Cocoa), laundry person, masseuse (for me of course), cook, and more! To think that these are the many hats I wear, and I haven't even scratched the surface!!

Anyway, let's get on with the links for your weekend read aye? LOL, someone who filled out my blog survey said my Lovely Links are like mini magazines.


February 6, 2019

5 Lessons Learned from Ending or Losing a Friendship

This is a hard post for me to write. In the past two years, I have lost three friends that I thought would be lifetime friendships. I won't go into the details about each of them, so that I don't rehash hurt feelings (on their sides, or mine), but I do want to talk about the experience of losing friends. I imagine it's weird to lose that many friends in a short amount of time, but it is what it is.

February 4, 2019

Life Lately: January 2019

Hi there!

Thanks to everyone who's filled out my 2019 Blog Survey so far. The feedback is so useful to me, and I appreciate constructive criticism to help me do and be better. Like I said, I want my content this year to really sit well with you and keep you entertained, inspired, engaged, and even thoughtful. I promised I'd share a monthly Life Lately post on the first Monday of every month, and here's my recap of January. Enjoy!



February 1, 2019

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Thank God It's Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And welcome to February! Wow, it's a whole new month. Weren't we just saying Happy New Year like 2 days ago? Sometimes it feels like the days are dragging soooooo slowly, and then at other times, it's like "Wait, how did one month just fly by?" Anyway, here's to good things in February! I hope you enjoy this week's links. And don't forget, you can always share interesting articles with me and they just might end up in a Lovely Links post in the future.