Saturday, 21 September 2013

Button It Up

I love pretty things and buttons happen to be one of the pretty things I love. The art of using buttons in many ways is inspiring. Crafters all over outdo themselves day in day out to create something unique they could wear or sell. 

Here are a couple of Buttons ideas I find enlightening.

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Friday, 20 September 2013

My Topsy Turvy Cakecacious Experience

After all said and done, you move on to find new and greener pastures. You engage your mind in productive experiences and pray that it all works out for the best. I love cakes but over the years, I have done pretty much nothing about it. But today, I will. This does not mean I will bake a cake- nah, it simply implies that I will be sharing a couple of pictures on cakes I found interesting enough to eat today. Yeah I know, I've got a sweet tooth.

 My InsPinteresion springs on this lovely Topsy Turvy Cakes. The cakes I selected here simply looks ravishing enough for me to dive in and find bliss ;).  I will let y'all decide if the cakes are good enough to it.

N.B: all pictures are gotten through some lovely pincers @ Pinterest who choose to bless me everyday with their ingenuity. To see more, you can view it @ Cakes I Love here 


Enjoy the rest of your day and stay blessed.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Pretty Spring dress

I know its cold and all that in some part of the world, but here in Nigeria- it is so hot, you just have to keep the air conditioner on at all times and have showers all day. This is a lovely tutorial and I had just come across it. I couldn't stop by and do nothing with it. So I made up my mind to share it with you all pending when I get my groove back. The link to making this pretty dress is found just below  at Make it and Love it and I am sure you would have as much fun as I will have making one of this. Interestingly, I think I will adapt the style to fit me and so I should be strutting me for all to see.

Found the link to this lovely tutorial Here.
Make one of this today and put a smile on your little girls face
Have fun and stay blessed.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012


Here is a list of possible things I might do if I am home when it rains as a babe:

Watch a movie
Do laundry
Play a game
Call a Friend
Think about a boy
Re-arrange the Living room
Stare at the wall

As a guy, here is my list

Call a girl
Call a second girl
Call the third girl
Have a drink

What would you do when it Rains? Share your actions.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Kindle Fire Event Sign Ups


In honor of its Grand Opening, Literary Addicts has teamed up with Promotional Book Tours and 10 authors for a Kindle Fire giveaway between 6/15-6/29. They are looking for bloggers to join the celebration. The best part is it's FREE to sign up! You will get 1 free link to either Facebook or Twitter added to the Rafflecopter form as long as you commit to posting the giveaway on June 15.

You can get a second free link in exchange for posting about the blogger sign up (which I just did). You may sign up by filling out the form here

Information courtesy: mmbearcupoftea

Thursday, 3 May 2012

"This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own." 


Most times adults while sipping a glass of lemonade wonder if things would have been a little less difficult, a little more comfortable or simply just better if they had listened to their mothers and obeyed the rules in the house. I am a member of the club too! breaking the rules seems to be a favorite hobby of mine.  You Have No Idea is a perfect book for such reflections. I remember growing up and wishing I would one day become a Vanessa Williams in my own corner of the world. Little did I know what the price of stardom could be. Reading the book gives you the feeling you are actually watching a movie like Pride and Prejudice. The fluidity of language is compelling. The arrangement of plot is addictive-all these come together to make it a larger than life book to read. You simply get the popcorn and soda effect.

You HAve No Idea is more than a book. Its a guide. Tips from mother to daughter and daughter to mother. Reflections on 'Ifs', 'Whys' and 'How'. Reflections on how the experience in a person life can help build and shape one for future challenges. Reflections on how disobedience could almost ruin a lifelong work. Reflections on disaster management skills. Reflections on the essence of having a good family background and love. The bound of love between parents and their children is simply magnetic.  Reading it once does not do justice to it. You simply have to reread it. Vanessa Williams and Helen Williams bares it all for the public to read, identify with and learn. 

This wholesome and soulful book is all about tipping you on how to be a better you. You simply leave with a feeling that you have just acquired the perfect recipe for baking your daughters favorites cupcakes. You really have no idea about Vanessa Williams until you read You Have No Idea.

Happy reading. Bon chance!


Sunday, 29 April 2012

Shop my AVON store!

 Here is a sneak peak on the wonders available to women.

Shop my AVON store!: Here's a sneak peak at some of the latest products available at Avon. Be sure to click

Sunday, 22 April 2012



It brings me pleasure to introduce Evelyn Dairo, a creative artist who found an outlet for her passion through bead making. I must confess I am impressed by the beauty of her creations and its versatility. Here is a brief interview with her on how she has been able to stand the test of time in the bead making business here in Nigeria. 

Evelyn Dairo
Me: Hi Evelyn, could you tell us a little about your collections? 

Evelyn: I make beautiful, affordable accessories that can be dressed-up or dressed-down to fit any occasion.

Me: What inspires you when you create?
Evelyn:  I get inspired by designs that are challenging and attention grabbing. It could be derived from jewelry I see on people or styles that pop into my head. For example: if I see a necklace on someone and I'll try to use it as a template to create something more appealing. I love creating jewelry beyond typical designs.

Eclat Collections by Evelyn Dairo
Me:  Do you sell your creations? If so, how, and is it profitable?
Evelyn: Yes, I sell them on my website All a customer has to do is choose items from the Éclat Collections gallery, place an order and I'll automatically get an email, respond and do the delivery. It is very profitable but I do it for the love of jewelry-making. It brings me so much joy to stand back and admire my final product on a happy client.

Eclat Collections by Evelyn Dairo
Me:  What mistakes have you made or lesson you have learned?
Evelyn: Well to God be the glory, I haven’t made any mistakes that could have been detrimental to my business' growth. An important lesson that I learned from this business is to never underestimate yourself or your creations. People will pay good money for something you know is good. But first you have to believe within yourself that what you made is worth the price tag, after all, you invested a lot of time and hard work into it.

Eclat Collections by Evelyn Dairo

Me: What to you is success? Have you reached it yet, or are you on your way towards success?
Evelyn: Success to me is continuous growth, I know that I haven't reached my peak yet but I’m forever grateful to God because He has always been my companion on this journey.

Eclat Collections by Evelyn Dairo

Me:  So, what's next?
Evelyn: I currently do most of my business online; I know that I’m only reaching one particular type of market - the internet-savvy shoppers. I’d love to tap into the market of customers who still shop at the traditional brick-and-mortar stores. By God's Grace, I will open up my office in December 2011.

Thank you Evelyn for been such a wonderful guest on my blog.

To my readers, I am sure Evelyn has her  office up and running. Visit @  Eclat Collections


Bawo ni,

It all seemed like yesterday when I came into the US. How time flies. I sometimes wonder what it is exactly I have been able to achieve. I also wonder at times if the primary objective of coming to the US -Fayetteville State University, North Carolina was actually achieved. Well, during the Farewell ceremony organized by the Internationl Studies Centre in FSU, I realized that it was worth it. My purpose was fulfilled and Yes I have imparted my culture to students of Fayetteville State University. I am the better for it. My Yoruba Class experience was awesome and my 14 students have done a terrific job learning a new language. I am so proud of them all. I have a strong feeling that this is not the end of the journey for me here in the US, but for now I have to take a bow and hope that the relationship I have with my students last forever.

Here is one of my favorite picture with two of my students: Ayoolu and Bolarin looking very lovely in their outfit.

Fayetteville State University Yoruba Students and teacher
 O dabo!
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