Thursday, February 16, 2017

Post Galentine&Valentine Update

*Wendy Voice* How you doing?

How's your week going my darlings?

How was the day of red froth on your end? Myself, I had an amazing day. I have the most amazing family and friends. 

But let me backtrack.

Galentine's day was an absolute success!

So what had happened was I decided to pack little gift baggies for my friends filled with silly stuff. 

Here, see what the baggies looked like:

The Galentine's Gift Bag
Contents: A bottle of wine, a handful of chocolates, a pair of earrings, a lipstick, a spray bottle
and a mini bag that can be used to cart around salon products or food or shopping, whatever

So I made ten bags (eight for friends, one for the giveaway and one for myself...because I didn't kill Jesus and I deserved a galentine's day gift too dammit!) It was a bunch of budget friendly, silly stuff just aimed at putting a smile on the faces of the recipients. In addition to the bags, I made individual notes which I emailed to every recipient, saying one of the things I admired about  the recipients with a quote that embodied/encouraged/celebrated that attribute.
Here's my note to myself  because...refer to the parentheses above.



So the ladies woke up to their individual notes in their mail boxes and got their gifts later in the day. The plan was to frame the notes but...picture frames are cost abeg.

You've all seen the silly items so to say I was surprised by the response I got, would be an understatement! I thought my girls and I would just laugh it off but they were so touched and thought it was the sweetest thing. Then came the prayers. Such an emosh day. Lol

What I learnt from doing this was that it was indeed more blessed to give than to receive. It really didn't take nor cost much to lift people's spirit and put smiles on their faces. It really felt good and I was glad.

This leads to February 14.

As a singu pringu, it would be foolishness to expect a romantic valentine's day. As I am not a foolish person, I went about my regular day.

I was at a training when the first cake arrived.

I'm like:
Cake?????? Heck yeah!!!!!!!!!
As I was driving back from my training, I got the call that someone was waiting with another cake.

Me:

No, darlings. The cakes were not from men. They were from my sister and my sister-friend. 

They both caught me totally off guard. I thought galentine's was it and I would eat all my sister and friends' cakes and "ooohhh" and "aaahhhh" at their gifts. Alas!

It was so sweet of them. And I was and still am extremely grateful.

As if that was not enough, another sister friend treated ten of us to an amazing five course sit down dinner!!

Picture this.
We were sitting in the middle of a large hall, cackling loudly and having a good old time while couples were trying to enjoy whispered conversations and stolen kisses. We must have ruined the ambience for them...but we didn't care. One cannot have everything, right?

Don't worry, we weren't all bitter, single women. Far from it. It was a great mix of married, single and dating girls. We had a truly amazing time and didn't leave for home till midnight. It was one of the best Valentine's days I've ever had.

The cakes. The setting. The courses.
Anyways, that's how my Galentine and Valentine went.

So to the giveaway.

Recall that I sorta kinda hinted at a giveaway of one of the gift bags.

Well, I didn't get many comments but from what I got, one resonated so deeply with me because I feel almost the same way about my friends who have been a blessing and a great support system to me.

So without further ado, the winner of the giveaway is Toinlicious


Her gift bag will be dispatched shortly.

That's how the week went guys.

Anyone willing to share their valentine's gist? 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Galentine's Day

What is up guys?

It's another Thursday and I am still here posting!!!! Somebody shout hallelujah!

It's a few days to valentine's day so I thought why not come on here and talk about...surprise...surprise...valentine's day...well, not exactly.

So, are you having a Val?
Muzzz be naizzzz


This year, I have decided to stop wanting a Valentine and instead BE  a valentine. Weird right? Well, it gets weirder.

I was a huge fan of the show Parks and Recreations starring Amy Poehler who plays the character Leslie Knope.

Leslie Knope pioneered a celebration called "Galentine's day". What is "Galentine's" day, you ask? 

Well, I'll let her tell you herself

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Happy Things!

As you may know, I don't say Happy New Month (except I've royally messed up and I need an ice breaker). It doesn't mean I don't wish that you have a happy new month though, it just means when I said Happy New Year, it was intended that I meant for you to have happiness the entire year and it was also intended that I did not intend to wish you piece meal happiness twelve times in the year.

Phew! Mouthful!

Ok. So Thursday Post Day!!!! (Don't worry, I will soon get tired of saying this "Thursday Post Day" something. I'm even already getting tired sef! )

I loved how January went for me. I had that joy unspeakable full of glory from the 2nd of January right down to the 31st (it is assumed that everyone had joy on the 1st, what with seeing a new year and all). 
Considering the fact that I literally gave my joy away to the devil for almost all of last year, this was a big deal for me. I just loved God so much and He in turn lavished so much love on me and taught me so many things about myself, about life and living. I'm still learning and growing; messing up but not staying messed up and getting right back up, following and standing tall. That's been my year so far. I'm most grateful to see a new month with mines. I just can't deal with the insecurity, grim news and despair everywhere. I just keep praying for those that are lost and missing to be found. It is distressing. 

So today, because I am not ignorant of the depressing news everywhere, I want to share some things that have made me happy in the past month in the hopes that they brighten somebody's day. 

Please note: This is a looooong post. Sorry. But I promise you'll be entertained. If you are not, accost me. I won't even say anything back.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Words I Live By

What is good peoples????

You know what time it is.....

It is Thursday Post Day!!!!!

EVERYBODY DANCE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm so happy to be on some kind of roll. I pray I keep up the pace and not breakdown somewhere along the line during  the course of the year. Pray with me o.

So today, I want to share with you some of the words I live by. So let's get into it.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Millennial Question.

*Kindly note that this is a long post...a mild rant, if you will.*

So it is Thursday Post day!!!!!! Yay!!!!

Hello guys and dolls. 

How has your week been going?

I'm seriously trying to keep to my weekly blogging schedule. This is post 3 in January, so I can say it's looking good.

So...I wanted to show you guys a video I happened upon. It's about 15 minutes long but it is worth the time just to listen to the stuff this guy called Simon Sinek has to say.




Have you checked out the video?

What do you think? Be sure to leave a comment below if you agree or disagree or agree in part or vice versa.

I'll share my thoughts (for what they're worth).

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Really?????

Hello lovairs (if I still have any out there).

How has the first two weeks in January been? They've been pretty slow for me but January is looking great and promising which makes me extremely optimistic for the rest of the year.

I've been on a bit of a journey which has led to some soul searching and introspection. I was reading a book on hearing from God and in one of the chapters, the book talks about the gifts we have and how they tie in to what we really should be doing with our lives. The book suggested using one of the myriad of internet resources available which group our talents and attributes into one place and suggest a suitable career path.

I was curious so I did mine. I'll share it with you. I used a resource called goodnet.org
I was asked a few questions about what I liked to do and what my reactions were in certain situations. The result? See for yourself...