D.I.Y Tips and Hacks

Hey there,

Thank you for stopping by the blog. I hope that you are doing great. Today’s post is something I’ve been meaning to share with you for a while but for some reason, it’s been in the oven up until now!

Fast forward to ze blog topic…

DIY Tips and Hacks

Okay so after I read a post on a blog, I asked myself if it was just me who didn’t like to throw things away because they were stained, torn or damaged. That’s why I came up with some Do-It-Yourself tips and hacks that’d work the magic on your favorite clothes, bag or shoes without you having to dispose them.

Why Hacks?

Hacks or Life hack refer to tricks that increase productivity and efficiency. Hmm, that’s too much grammar! Let’s just say, hacks help you get things done and done quickly. Here they are: Continue reading

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Your best is yet to come!

Hey darls,

Thanks for stopping by the blog 🙂

Permit me to speak to you in Jenifa’s voice, “How is you?” LOL {PS: Jenifa is the main character in a Nigerian comedy series ‘Jenifa’s Diary’. You really should see it if you haven’t, It’s hilarious!!}

It feels great to write again after lots of procrastination *covers face*and to know you’re here. Thanks for being here!

thank you

So finally, the semester’s ended! My exams have just been the reason why I’ve been unavailable but as always I’m back with orisirisi gist…LOL

Happy New Month!

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Chronicles of a UNILAG undergraduate III

Hey there,

Thanks for stopping by the blog 🙂 I know that I’ve been AWOL for so long but hey, I’m back! For real I am, lol…with so much to talk about-the good and the bad. I’d start however by sharing the good news with you.

In my last post, I lamented about how stressful school was because I hadn’t secured accommodation on campus which meant me going from home on a daily basis (mehn, it wasn’t funny). Well, now I stay on campus..yay! And honestly, life has just been easier… I also spoke about how much I needed a laptop to be more consistent with blogging and do school work too. I DID GET A LAPTOP! It happened in the most miraculous way as I never even envisaged getting it as a gift, I know it must have been God and I’m so grateful…You see something eh, this taught me a major lesson: JUST BELIEVE. I was so troubled with how I hadn’t posted anything new on the blog in so long, I didn’t realize I have a father full of wonders and voila you’re reading a new post. Is there something you’re so encumbered about? Is there something you’re almost giving up on? Just believe darling!

And the next good news I’m super exited to tell you about is that… we now have a brand logo! Yayyy!!! I’d rather call it a header or better still, picture but my brand manager (you know yourself..lol) put the words ‘brand logo’ in my mouth.

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There it is! What do you think about it? Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comment box 😉 . I considered coming up with this a big project ‘cos I wanted it to be just the way I imagined it and I hope you like it as much as I do *smiles* (I danced when I saw it…haha, that’s how excited I was)

Yet another good news! I got nominated for the Liebster award by the amazing Mfon (Yas! she’s from my state too) You should check out her blog DaintyM . It is in 2 words: Simply beautiful, just in case you find yourself stuck on it! The Liebster Award is a way of encouraging new bloggers.

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I call them ‘blogging freshmen’. A post on it is coming up soon where I’d be answering fun questions after which I’d also nominate other bloggers for the award, wait for it 😉 😉

Chronicles of a UNILAG undergraduate III

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So guys, this is the third post in this series ‘Chronicles of a UNILAG undergraduate‘ and each time I’m excited to write about my experiences in the University of Lagos, the school of first choice and the Nation’s pride (lol…say what you may, nothing can change that).  Continue reading

Chronicles of a UNILAG undergraduate II

Hola amigos,

Feels so good to eventually write something again for you to read, blogging has been a blessing and even more a blessing having amazing people to read and share in my joy and pain most times. I’m thankful to God for that! On Sunday, this past one, I began to have this feeling of emptiness. Like when you have lost your value? Yah. Questions began to pop in my head and I started to ask myself why I write or why I even started to blog in the first place. I gave answers. But they didn’t seem to be the right ones. I searched deep, I was in church at the moment so I decided to pray. There’s so much God has taught me and is still going to teach me through the many phases of life. And they all have to be documented. I searched deeper still. Then I came across this quote by Christian .D. Larson which says,

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something                                           inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.”

And another one by a Nigerian blogger which says,

 “The truest and rawest form of writing is when it’s for you. Not for                                                comments or a pat on the back. Just a translation of you…into words.”

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Chronicles of a UNILAG undergraduate

Hey there,

The much awaited 2016 is here and this is officially the first blog post of the year..yayy! Firstly, I’m thankful to everyone who joined me on this ride since August 2015, all the likes, comments and kind words that has continued to push me to doing even better. 2015 was good but 2016 can only be better! I have to apologize for not sending Christmas wishes to everyone but I trust that you enjoyed all of the festivities and Christmas was lit for you..(it was for mee..lol)

So from me to you,

Happy New Year

May every great new day

Bring you sweet surprises- A happiness buffet!

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Do you also have your 2016 resolutions? I call mine assignment that is to be submitted on December 31st, 2016. All it takes is creating a well detailed and structured, articulated and written plan which you must be loyal and committed to fulfilling. Don’t forget whatever you set your mind to do, you can achieve!

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I’m super excited as I write because this is the first post in the new series “Chronicles of a UNILAG undergraduate” and also ‘cos *clears throat*… I am officially an undergraduate of the University of Lagos. My matriculation ceremony took place a couple of weeks back and it was amazing- family, friends all came out to show love and I also can’t forget to thank everyone who sent in congratulatory messages..you are the best! Continue reading

Here comes Christmas!

Okay so, I’m here now sitting in my office and  blogging about one post I’ve looked forward to writing about since the blog came to life! About December, Christmas, all the love, joy, laughter, food and why I just love Christmas…lol

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The past weeks have been so stressful and guess what? I’m done with registration!!! Yipee..so happy about that!happy minion

Oh well, that means school resumes soon and soon is this December o. But, I would definitely share my experiences with you so wait for it  😉

 

So…It’s December and just so you know ‘harmattan’ has hit Lagos harddd!lol. Everywhere is dry, dusty, mornings and evenings are cold while afternoons are so hot.. This is one time for you to take extra care of your skin, lips and hair. I would share soonest skin care products and health tips too to make your best friend in this ‘harmattan’ season.

I can’t count the number of people that know how much I love December..reasons are: my mum’s birthday is in December, my boo, Kemi’s birthday too is in December then Christmas! There are just so many reasons why I love Christmas, however I’d be sharing some of them. Continue reading

Self control..it’s a virtue!

Hello. It’s me…

Reminded you of Adele right?lol.. everyone loves that song and I suppose I do too 😉

How have you been? It’s been a while, I know I know and I’ve missed you too! I mentioned in a previous post that school registration was beginning soon and it did o..stressful it has been! It’s really taken its toll on me..thus today’s post!

One virtue I learnt during this period is self-control! I’m not a very patient person..nahh! I like things to happen fast, in my own way and if possible at my own time..lol but then I’ve learnt to control myself-particularly my emotions. I had to google the meaning of the word so I found this:

self-control
noun
  1. the ability to control oneself, in particular one’s emotions and desires, especially in difficult situations.
                 self control

Aha! …one’s emotions and desires, especially in difficult situations. There were some days I had been so stressed because of all the waka-waka from hall to bank to faculty and back to hall under the hottt sun that can boil yam and beans..lol.

E no funny o.

I would then get home and pour all the anger from hunger o, stress o ati gbo gbo e…on the person who comes to me first. This happened severally until I spoke to myself..yes ke, it was necessary! They were not the ones responsible for my being stressed out neither were they the ones who needed the school stuff to be done with. The best thing I told myself is..to exercise control! You may be angry or stressed or sad still, control yourself..put yourself in charge of your emotions and not the opposite!

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The battle between oneself and one’s emotions..This is just the perfect illustration of what happens when you don’t let your emotions and desires take charge..but choose to control yourself!

So guess what? I prayed too.. 🙂 Yuup! I asked God to help me cos there’re so many things that cannot be handled by oneself..except He steps into the picture..

I’m still a Work-In-Progress, God’s not done with me yet..but I have to exercise the virtue of self-control! It’s also a fruit of the Spirit, the more reason you must possess it! Start work on yourself and ask God for help too..

Have a blessed weekend! 😀

Lots of chocolate,

Aniee

PS: Don’t hesitate to comment and share your thoughts/experiences if you’ve similar ones..that’s my oxygen 😉

“…make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.”

2 Peter 1:5-7

Monday Musings

This is the exact feeling I had when I woke up this morning and realised it was no longer Sunday but…MONDAY!!! and work had resumed again.lol. Am I the only who feels same about Mondays? How do you see Mondays? Kindly share your thoughts!

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Grrrrrr!! It’s Monday again! I slammed the alarm clock on the bedside table and opted for 5 more minutes. Who was I kidding? 5 minutes could be the difference between getting to work on time and being stuck in rush-hour traffic; between having a good day or a crappy day. Finally, I dragged myself in and out of the bathroom and hit the road at 5:00 AM. Of course, the peculiarity of Lagos makes it necessary to hit the road so early in order to get to your destination on time.

I kept brooding about Mondays as I stared out the window, looking at the cars queuing up on both lanes. Soon enough we pulled up behind a similar queue. The inevitable rush-hour traffic was already building up. Mondays are freaking crazy! The traffic is out of this world, the stress to and fro…I can go on and on about…

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All the “things” we do

Hey hey,

I’m so sorry that there has been no new post in soo long, it seemed  like a while to me too *covers face*. Thanks to everyone who checked up on me asking why there were no latest posts, there is now..lol.. been so occupied with work and planning for the major event my NGO is organizing this December tagged ‘Bright Christmas’ (PS: Bright Christmas is a way to give back to the people by simply putting smiles on their faces and sharing with them the joy and the laughter that Christmas brings…soo that’s basically it) I hope you remember Christmas is only a month away *dancing*..lol. Don’t mind me..I know you do.

Todayyy, I’d be sharing with you what I finally decided to share after much thinking and pondering..There really was much thinking believe me, you want me to tell you? hmm? okay, I would..So this is pretty much how the conversation between me and TGAA, my blogger self went..

Me: OMG!! I haven’t put up a blog post in like forever

TGAA: You see, and there are so many things for you to blog about..

*flashback to the diary in which I wrote them down, picked it up and hurriedly flipped through the pages…there you are!*

Me: I can see them but it’s not just time yet..

TGAA: No post about relationships under ME-motions?

Me:Well…I just haven’t been in love lately..lol (couldn’t help but laugh at myself)

TGAA: Yes! How about that one topic that has always been on your mind to blog about

Me:Which one?

TGAA: That one now…

Me: *grumbles* I don’t….ooh! I do oh…but I’m still gathering momentum for that one…

TGAA: sigh..*feels defeated*

Me: *back to work*

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PS:I’m fine..lol

That was a few days back but here I am now…

During the week, something happened..A friend who was once my tutor asked me to write a testimony for his website, basically about the tutorial and all..the things I learnt and the exam scores I got. I wore my thinking cap and reminisced on how I was before and after the period I attended the tutorial..picked up my computer and started to write.

In the end, it turned out to be a very lengthy one…Of all the many things I put down, one of them was how ‘The tutor’ always encouraged me..during the tutorials, I was a late comer, a noise maker, an ardent hater for anything that had to do with calculations so I abhorred Math and Economics. However, all these changed afterwards…how it happened I don’t know!

Under 3 months, all of that attitude changed.. I asked myself, why does ‘The tutor’ do all the things he does. He must have told himself he wanted to change the attitude of people like me who had just given up on a whole lot..he must have told himself that he wanted to change ‘hate’ to ‘love’, how he wanted to inspire and push others to doing great things…

So I asked myself, why do I do all of the ‘things’ I do? All the good and the bad..Do I do it for people to clap for me and sing my praises or for the reason behind why I do things to spur people on to doing even better things? Why do I sing? Why do I blog? Why do I go to church? Why do I choose to work with an NGO to effect social change via social media? Why do I make people laugh? (PS: I think I have become so funny so much so that I am compared to Bovi, a comedian in Nigeria..lol 😉 )

Why do you do all the “things” you do? Ask yourself this and carry out a self-examination…I’m still carrying out one on myself too.

Have a blessed weekend>>

Lots of love and chocolate,

Aniee

“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.”                                ~Ecclesiastes 9:10