Wrapped delicately in a beautiful blanket
I tried to hold, curdle and love her
As her mother i thought of how best to care for and nurture her
Already familiar with the drill i brazed myself for what lay ahead
There will be many sleepless nights; nights of breastfeeding her
Butterflies in my stomach as i anticipated the excitement of watching her grow
The days of hard work will be many
But i look forward to seeing a growing and blossoming woman
My baby, My blog on her own journey of blossoming into a beautiful flower
Celebrating four months, 52posts and 1,436 hits. Its been a great privilege, pleasure and delight meeting all my new friends in the blogging community. Thank you all for taking the time to visit, read, like and comment. I’ll definitely not forget to appreciate my family and friends who have been following my posts.
Enjoy your small beginnings as a Great future rises in the horizon as i am enjoying mine.
Funny I was trying to post this on my other site but it landed here instead. Well i did re-posted it on the actual site but hey somebody might just be encouraged reading it here, so I’ll leave it for a while. Have a Great & Fabulous day!!
God saves the best wine for later. The best is yet to come
John 2: 10 …Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
So if you are wondering when you’ll get out of that deep mud or you just simply want a change…something better…something new, send a prayer up to the father. Something special, supernatural will happen for you. Wait…wait for it…He makes all things beautiful in its time.
Don’t know what to say to Him, then say this simple prayer:
Heavenly father i know you love and care about me,thank you. Lord i simply need a change, send me help; send me provision and help me to patiently wait in Jesus name. Amen
Hello there…i have been quiet these past few days, missed you all. First it was having to deal with a number of deadlines, then my internet connection became a little bit of a challenge. So sorry to be behind in posting this…i mean the fashion Friday post! But here it is…meet this fabulous young make up artist. These are her words about herself and why she does what she does plus a few make up tips. Have fun reading my 50th Post!!! Its been exciting…
I’ve always been a lover of art since I was a little girl and I’ve grown to appreciate different genres of art even more, from music to pencil drawing to paintings, to hand crafts, to aerobics, to dance and the likes. However, my keen interest in makeup came to be because this is one area of art that allows one to combine various colours in such a manner that one can convey different emotions both internally and externally. Internally i enjoy watching the height of anxiety and satisfaction my clients feel during and after their makeover. I simply can’t find the words to express the emotion.
Externally because makeup artistry itself has different categories whereby you can have the everyday makeup, to the bridal makeup and the dramatic abstract or runway makeup.
This among other things thrill me about makeup and it surprises people that I didn’t train in any makeup school whenever they ask me.
Being vast in the art of makeup has so many advantages personally and financially. Making up builds self confidence and makes one stand out amongst the crowd. Also, as a profession, the art of make up is a source of income. Even as a student, being a makeup artist gives me independence and financial freedom.
Makeup however has some dos and don’t, especially for those who don’t know the technical application and those who have very sensitive skin. As they say, too much of everything is not good. Thus, makeup should not be worn overnight, one must know the product that works well for one’s skin and one must learn to apply the right product in the right quantity. I am a 400L Law student at the University of Ibadan, Oyo state Nigeria and the last child of my parents. I believe God has blessed me with the magic fingers that crafts beautiful faces.
Amazing the magic flowing through the hands of this Law Student. Wish Bolu great success in her career as a makeup artist
Occupation: Student/Makeup artist
Instagram: @lummiesque, @lipsandlashespro
Facebook: Onayemi Boluwabade
For bookings, call 09096718580
Mummy: ( IN HER HEAD) I forget that i also have a mummy
This conversation took place at my house on the day Grandma(my mum) visited.
Being a mummy can sometimes make you forget that you also have a mummy. Most times i forget that i am also someone’s daughter…(chuckle). When was the last time you showed some love to your mum?
Ok….so you had a bad experience while growing up. She disappointed you…hurt you…wasn’t there for you….bla…bla…bla. We can’t control the past but we sure do have a choice in how the present looks. What i am about to say may seem like…”you can’t possibly be asking me to do that”?! Ok…but i am….
Painful as it might seem show some love to your mum, because you are a mummy in the making or already a mummy going to be a grandma yourself soon too. Let go of the past hurt/pain so you can be a better mum.
And if you are a mother or grandma who has a strained relationship with your daughter, don’t let fear stop you from reaching out to that daughter you hurt so badly. Life is too short to be mad for the rest of your life. Let forgiveness and love wash up the dirt of hurt…it gives you a fresh breath of air.
Data Phido is the Executive Director at African Radio Drama Association, Lagos, since 1996 to present (19years) She Studied Theater Development at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Ibadan babe is what she calls me sometimes. We have met on phone and communicated via e-mails/social media but every time we connect there is something so warm about her personality. Her voice tells me that she cares deeply for people and her actions lend credence to this. Data Phido is talented and has created a number of development oriented radio drama all geared towards achieving social change. She is a trainer and a mentor who continues to share her experience in various parts of Nigeria and the world.
My experience with her is something I want to share in this post. I and a few of my colleagues at work have this maternal and child health education programme ( Abiye) we produce for the grass root on radio. Our passion took us into working with community hospitals and health workers and invariable we were faced with a number of helpless cases. It was heart breaking to meet a 16year old girl who was said to have been impregnated by her boss’s husband. She was a child trafficking victim and a house maid. At the time we met her she had being delivered of her baby and we found her in the hospital with no one to care for her. A Good Samaritan brought her in as an emergency case. My team and I put heads together to think of how to handle the situation. Data Phido played a key role in helping us get this young mother out of the hospital.
This young mother’s case was to be the first case of teenage mothers my Abiye team would meet. It started to bother us and this gave birth to a seminar for girls in public schools who were the vulnerable group. Again Data Phido and her NGO, ARDA supported 12 vulnerable girls giving them education support. She and her organization in no small way ensured that we got the needed transportation to get the girls to the venue of the seminar. The smiles on the faces of these girls I would remember for a long time.
Yet again we needed school support for a 5year old blind boy who was a victim of measles. He had being enrolled in a school for the handicap to equip him with skills for a brighter future but his parents didn’t have enough resources to purchase materials needed for school. This time again, Data Phido and her team joined others to support this young boy and another boy who is an orphan to get the much needed educational support.
It would seem that Data had abundant resources but no she only sacrificed out of her meagre means. In fact at some point I felt she should have just said no to our asking again and again but a YES to make life better for another girl, boy, baby or mother came. Data Phido for me is a woman making a difference through her skills as a writer, trainer, and her little resources to make the world a better place in her own little way.
On top of all the development project work, travels, writing she has to deal with, she makes out time to be loving wife and mother. She is a good cook who delights her family’s palate with delightful dishes:
All work and no play they say, makes Jack a dull boy. If you are a hardworking person, you must know how to rest. Data knows how to take time off to relax.
Still haven’t met her in person but she inspires me and many other girls, boys and women.
How can College girls look trendy, stylish, fashionable and still be comfortable? Attending lectures/classes is pretty much what a college life is wrapped around for any student apart from the other interesting side attractions. Guys have it easy when it comes to what to wear but with girls… it is a different kettle of fish. Girls always need something stylish and trendy, yet easy to wear outfits. I remember my days on campus, i simply wanted something comfortable that makes it easy to move in between running to catch a good sit for a lecture before the other 300 or so students; rush to the library to finish an assignment; go do a field work for a practical project; jump on the campus shuttle bus and so on. The thing uppermost on any girl’s mind is how to be stylish, smashing, and able to get guys taking a double look at you. I mean catch the attention of that guy that would make it all the more fun! Sometimes the trick is not necessarily about having a full wardrobe but simply knowing how to combine what you have.
Check out how you can combine pants of various colours with different tops:
A cute and stylish black short dress on the right bag and slip-on. Seriously i didn’t know these colours could turn out this fine…
You can cut and sew African fabrics called Ankara to a simple dress like this:
Still other easy wears:
So take a second look at your wardrobe and try something new.
Photo Credit: Thanks Jolivia for posing for these pictures.