Weekly to dos: eight

Each week I’ll post a portion of my to do list for the coming week. The following Monday I’ll update you, hopefully with pictures, and share my list for the next week.

It’s Tuesday and the second week of February already—God help us! Thank you to those who encouraged me and didn’t let me off the hook: I caught up on the items from last week’s list that I hadn’t done (I had that green smoothie and took that second walk). When I’m walking in -20 degree weather, with the cold, icy wind stinging my face, I think to myself It would just be easier not to eat junk food! but the feeling is short-lived. On a positive note I make better food choices after a walk.

This week's to dos

Blogging and Websites
My focus has to remain on NBA business. Once these Awards are over, I’m going to be recruiting a dream team of volunteers for a live 6th Nigerian Blog Awards in early 2016. More immediately, we need people to volunteer their time every four months to check one or two categories, to find blog links are no longer active. Berry Dakara has kindly offered to go through some of them but we could definitely use more volunteers so if you have a good internet connection and an hour or so to click links, please let me know! Continue reading

In search of expensive taste


I’m starting to think that having and indulging expensive taste is a gift that I was not born with, which is a shame because I want it. Though I know there isn’t actually a connection, I like to think that having expensive taste and being polished and put together are linked, as in, I’ll automatically seem classier just because I’m luxe-ing it up. I know this is untrue because I’ve bought a designer handbag (Coach o, not a Louis Vuitton or a Birkin) and it hasn’t transformed me into a glamourous femme at all! Continue reading

Weekly to dos: seven

Each week I’ll post a portion of my to do list for the coming week. The following Monday I’ll update you, hopefully with pictures, and share my list for the next week. Reading Change Your Words, Change Your Life* wasn’t on my to list, but I found time to read nine chapters of it because it’s a good book. Home Complete the pantry challenge from the January Cure. – Thank God this is finally off my list. It took me two hours to get it done but my kitchen cupboards look much better now. Blogging and Websites Keep up with new requests to list blogs on nigerianblogawards.com – Yes! I’m on track with this and by God’s grace I’ll continue in this vein for the rest of the year. Keep up with Nigerian Blog Awards inquiries. – Done. I want to stay on track with this one too, so that … Continue reading

Thankful: January 2015 + thoughts on teamwork

January ends in two days, and I thank God for each and every day this month that we were able to wake up, for preserving my health so that I didn’t have to miss work or any events I had planned. I also thank God for:

  1. Ves’s help with the coding to make the nomination form for the Nigerian Blog Awards work: a friend in need is a friend indeed.
  2. Strength and perseverance to run the Nigerian Blog Awards—God is and has been my strength!
  3. My mom’s delicious meals, which I’ve been enjoying regularly this year.
  4. The lessons I’m learning about the power of our thoughts and our words, thanks to Joyce Meyer’s Battlefield of the Mind* and Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life* (which I’m about halfway through). Controlling my thoughts and words will be a journey, but I’ll see improvements before I reach my destination, which is encouraging. The verse I’m focusing on this week (with minimal success, ahem) is: Continue reading

Weekly to dos: six


Last week’s list contained more items than my usual list because I wanted to push myself to optimize how I spend my time. I was moderately successful I with the list. To remind you:


  1. Complete the pantry challenge from the January Cure. – I was at home for only three hours this week so it just wasn’t doable (I know: excuses, excuses!).

Blogging and Websites

  1. Keep up with new requests to list blogs on nigerianblogawards.com.Done, but barely—there are a few submissions that don’t quite fit so I need to follow up with those people. Requests are coming in daily, which is nice.
  2. Keep up with inquiries concerning the Nigerian Blog Awards.Done
  3. Post second blog post on goodnaijagirl.com. – Nope; this week, by God’s grace!

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Weekly to dos: five

January 18 already; wow! I hope that 2015 is treating you well so far; as for me I can’t complain. Because it’s a new year, I have a strong sense of expectation and I believe that any dreams of mine that require me to apply myself to will come true. However, my inner critic is already telling me that this is just another year that will end in disappointment like past years—I intend to prove “her” wrong.

This week's to dos

Thanks to my colleague Emily, I found out about Apartment Therapy’s annual January Cure, where each day, participants are given a challenge related to making your home look and feel better. The goal is that by the end of the month you’ll be living in a home that’s less cluttered, cleaner, and more welcoming and relaxing. If your home could use some love, check out the challenge!

  1. Complete the pantry challenge from the January Cure.

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