Of Life’s Lessons – My Life Is Not My Own

I have been a tad too quiet. Studies have taken over my life. I am not complaining though… Totally worth my while.

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Every once in a while, you read something that stops you in your tracks and has you thinking. This article was it for me. I read it over a month back and have been meaning to share it with you. Continue reading

DIY Project – My Gratitude Mason Jar

The 40th weekend of Njaanuary. A warm, sunny Saturday. A perfect day for a DIY.

I got this gratitude jar idea from my very good friend (I know, I know. I’m starting to sound like I am making up all these “my friends” stories). I went ahead and bought my mason jar in preparation for this challenge.

GIYF. For real! Google is certainly your friend. I came across these beautiful jars and I was like ‘boring gratitude jar for who’?

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Artsy Pantsy – Fake It Till You Make It

I can picture Michelangelo laughing. Yes, laughing at me.

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My friend had the opportunity to see Michelangelo’s 14 ft marble masterpiece depicting the Biblical hero, David. Let’s just say, we’ll never hear the end of it. 😀 But really, from the pictures, and all the tales from her trip to Italy, that fellow’s work was spectacular! Continue reading

Lord Egerton’s Castle – Adventures In Kenyaland II

A story is told, of a man who out of love and lots of passion, went through hell and high water to impress one lady to whom he wished to become engaged. No, there is no happily ever after. The man is left bitterly spurned. Oh the things that love makes us do!

This is the story of Lord Maurice Egerton Tatton, the fourth and last Baron Egerton of Tatton (1874 – 1958).

After our tummies were full, we headed out. About 14 kilometres from Nakuru town, lying on a 100-acre piece of land, stands this magnificent, architectural masterpiece set on expansive, lush lawns.

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Nairobi Java House, Nyali – Home Is Where The Cake Is

I don’t have a sweet tooth. Well at least that is the lie I tell myself daily. I just love cake, and where cake is, there my home shall be. Feel me?

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Save for this ↑ cake, I love Java because of a number of things. The gourmet coffee, freshly prepared meals, yummy pastries, the accommodative menu, free wi-fi…etc etc. I say accommodative because you are not stuck with an option of french fries and a burger once when you get here. Continue reading

Osteria Del Chianti, Malindi

In the middle of our hustle and bustle, my colleague and I found ourselves down Vasco Da Gama road in Malindi, and decided to make a quick stop at Osteria Del Chianti to see what we could grab as we were in between meetings.

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Though the patio has views of the Indian Ocean, I felt that they could do a bit more with the space. Continue reading

DIY Project – As Cute As A Bow

DIY projects excite me! You can literally bring so much to life with a few materials and a couple of YouTube tutorials. 🙂 Not only is it rewarding to complete a DIY project, but it also helps you save money and it is always fun creating something new.

When a friend asked for ideas for her wedding cards (you’ve gotta love a hands-on bride), I was more than glad to help. The initial idea was that we would print out the cards and have the bow design embossed on there. However, that did not quite pan out how we had envisioned and we therefore had to personalize the cards by adding the bows on each and every card. Continue reading

In The Arms Of An Angel

Losing someone or something close to you is never easy. Especially when they are gone. Gone for good. You really can’t bring them back. Band Perry’s ‘If I die young’ never made much sense to me until now. They say that time heals almost everything. I don’t think so. Rose Kennedy, couldn’t have put it better. ‘The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.’ The pain still lingers. Probably not as much as when the wound is fresh, but it does.
Pain I guess my mind’s way of protecting its sanity is disbelief. I am yet to let it all sink in. Sometimes I say that it’s ‘better’ when someone dies after a long illness. Maybe then, one would be prepared. But then again, is anyone ever prepared for the moment the grim reaper comes calling? Continue reading

That’s Life

You put in too much to something, it’s not always that the effort is reciprocated; that’s life.
You get people who are super crazy about you, you don’t feel a tad bit about them; that’s life.
You look at your friends and all seems rosy in their little world, a smile can mask a lot; that’s life.
You cry yourself to sleep because you’re thinking that that’s the toughest thing you’ve ever been through. Trust me, everyone has a story. People have been through worse; that’s life.
So here I am having coffee and mandazis thinking, this is life. It didn’t promise you happy times forever.
Cloudy days, Sunny days, make the best of them! That’s life!
Happy week people!
— Wa Ng’ang’a

Make Sure You Read Till The End

We are always encouraged to read, and to read beyond our comfort zones. In the midst of all that reading, we get those chain emails, “Make sure you read till the end….If you do not forward to bla bla bla…you will bla bla bla…”
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Well, I stumbled on this beautiful piece. Make sure you read till the end.

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start now and make a brand new ending.

Sometimes someone says something really small, and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart.

Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows fall behind you.”

The less we look with our eyes, the more we will see with our hearts.

Everyone’s a star and deserves the right to twinkle.

I’m not beautiful like you. I’m beautiful like me.

Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.

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