my life as is

Joy won. I`m totally amazed at the person  I have become and the decision wasnt an easy one. I got a 4 week training job and because they couldn`t pay me my full rate they said  I only do two weeks. I was happy with that. As week two approached I knew they didn`t have anyone to take the last two  weeks so I also knew that I will be asked to take it at a lesser rate. The Old me would have done it just for the sake of the money but the new me decided to follow DH and spend some time in Joburg. Have since realised that money easily comes and goes. I worked the whole of last year but what did I do with the money nothing. I think Im even worse off than before coz before has savings now I have jack. So even working for the two weeks I might never see the money come to any good use so might as well enjoy myself.  I have a secret zim project. hope will be able to complete it before the year runs out. 🙂

keep it real

-My life as is


From the first time I stepped into the master loo I have always hated it. The closet area was full of dust and cobwebs. Finally I`m now working towards replacing the wardrobe. the old rotten wood was taken out last weekend and tiles are being laid in the bathroom and closet area. The carpet was so dirty and torn decided to remove it as well. So this is how this room was like since Sunday night since the silly tiler came late and didn’t finish on time and I was stuck in traffic for the past two days.

So after work today after watching tv for a while I went to the loo and was pissed at the site. Took the picture and decided today is just a good day to paint. Went and got left over paint from the guest room. An hour later…………

The Blue is really dark and deep and only looks nice here.  That is the same blue in the guest room. (I owe u a post on that) Nearly ran out of the paint and had to lick (with a brush) from the tin for the last bit of it. I’m hoping I managed to at least burn about 100 calories doing the painting. The blue is nice well not so nice so I`m trying this (see picture below).  I came across this nursery

I love everything about this nursery its one of my top ten. But the wall is what I`m interested in right now. So before I head to the guest room to try it out am thinking should try it out in the closet area and if its bad the closet shelves and clothes will cover it up. Till tomorrow.












Today got home early and decided to paint the closet.


Dear Baby Depa!!!!

I`m so happy when I finally googled this song. It just sums up everything I feel towards you.

I’m not surprised, not everything lasts
I’ve broken my heart so many times, I stopped keeping track
Talk myself in, I talk myself out
I get all worked up, then I let myself down

I tried so very hard not to lose it
I came up with a million excuses
I thought, I thought of every possibility

And I know someday that it’ll all turn out
You’ll make me work, so we can work to work it out
And I promise you, kid, that I give so much more than I get
I just haven’t met you yet

I might have to wait, I’ll never give up
I guess it’s half timing, and the other half’s luck
Wherever you are, whenever it’s right
You’ll come out of nowhere and into my life

And I know that we can be so amazing
And, baby, your love is gonna change me
And now I can see every possibility

And somehow I know that it’ll all turn out
You’ll make me work, so we can work to work it out
And I promise you, kid, I give so much more than I get
I just haven’t met you yet

They say all’s fair
In love and war
But I won’t need to fight it
We’ll get it right and we’ll be united

And I know that we can be so amazing
And being in your life is gonna change me
And now I can see every single possibility

And someday I know it’ll all turn out
And I’ll work to work it out
Promise you, kid, I’ll give more than I get
Than I get, than I get, than I get

Oh, you know it’ll all turn out
And you’ll make me work so we can work to work it out
And I promise you kid to give so much more than I get
Yeah, I just haven’t met you yet

I just haven’t met you yet
Oh, promise you, kid
To give so much more than I get

I said love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love
(I just haven’t met you yet)
Love, love, love, love
Love, love
I just haven’t met you yet


OMG serious – “My people perish for lack of knowledge” – Hosea 4:6 and serious. One of the chores I totally hate is vacuum cleaning OMG its a killer for me. It could be a number of reasons 1 – I have to drag this huge dust filled out dated hoover to do that 2- I have to be on the same spot to do it and 3 before we got married DH always used to do it and we sort of agreed that his thing so when he doesn’t I don’t and I only do it if I really have to.

So on my tea break I was reading my daily reads – other people`s blogs and this lady is going on and on about her irobot. What is that you may ask. It an automatic vacuum cleaner. It vacuum cleans everywhere on it on. The moment i read that part I started googling and came across this great review

“Okay, so the Roomba was designed to vacuum whilst you are out at work or off doing more interesting things. It fails at this – there is no way you’ll want to be out of the house when this little beauty is doing its thang! It’s far too much fun watching little “roombie” toddle about, working its way around your furniture and belongings and then wandering off into the next room. I think I would have paid £200 for that alone… however, the bonus prize is that Roomba is also a workaholic. As I type he’s just taken himself off into the bathroom to clean in there (good luck to him!).

If you’re thinking of buying a Roomba you probably have some questions and I’m guessing they’re similar to the questions I had:

1) Does it really vacuum?
– The short answer is yes, it really does. Perhaps if you’re the sort of person who regularly throws dirt about your home then this might not be for you – but for the rest of us who just have the normal everyday kind of stuff to vacuum up then it’s perfect. The suction might not be as great as with some of the heavy duty manual vacuums but the fact that Roomba goes over the same spot a few times in its journey means that so far it has cleaned everything I have asked it to.

2) How thorough is the cleaning?
– I’d say more thorough than you are I ever achieve with a manual vacuum. I’ve watched Roomba for quite some time and it uses a combination of diving across to the other side of the room, circular motions and following the edge of the room. So far I haven’t noticed it missing anywhere. My flat is in 2 halves, joined by a long corridor. I had thought this would confuse Roomba and I’d probably have to do one half one day then move it to the other half manually. No siree – Roomba works its way back and forth without any trouble whatsoever.

3) Does it get stuck?
– Roomba really knows how to get itself out of a jam! I have a lot of furniture in my flat and Roomba has worked its way in and out of all of it. In particular to get under my dining table and chairs Roomba only really has one or two routes (because of the way I have anything positioned) – every time it’s gone under there it has found its way back out again with very little problem.

4) What about cables and other things lying about?
– Every review I read prior to buying Roomba said I would need to move these out of the way. They were all wrong. Yes, cables are a tad confusing for Roomba and sometimes it takes a few seconds to work them out, but every time it has come across one it has managed to climb over it or get itself untangled again in a few seconds, without any intervention from me.

5) Does it damage furniture or knock things over?
– Nope. I see no damage to any of my furniture and despite watching Roomba hurtle into my floor-standing plant pots several times I’ve yet to see it knock any of them over.

Honestly, Roomba is great. I shall never vacuum again!”

That`s right. This is my next purchase and wow it’s not cheap either but im loving it already. It means no more dirty house geez my house can be dirty at times well most times really actually all the time . So with this baby I will finally have a clean house well not clean house per say but at least dust free carpet.

2nd anniversary - Abuja

As I was trying to come up with ideas for C.V.T new apartment/flat I deliberately didn’t touch on shoe storage. This is the reason why.

Current state of our childhood bedroom

stand to see more shoes

more shoes

and then some

cluttered dressing table

Mind you these are not the only shoes. These are the one which are in the open. Within the inbuilt wardrope there are more shoes I was lazy to move the boxes closing up the doors so that I can take pictures of them. Question is will she move with all her shoes. She seriously needs to go to Shoe Rehab.

As of the dressing table I don’t blame her. My own dressing table was like that but I started a system in which I don’t buy anything that I already have (ok not so true but I`m trying) and I will use up something until its finished. Most of these bottles are nearly empty but with the way we grew up you don’t throw anything away so advice 101 finish up each bottle before you open another one and once finished then throw it away.

The jury is still out on how we can tackle her shoes. But here are some inspiration pictures.

mariah carey closet

totally neat hey surely one day.

now something within her reach – lol

great - since she is renting she can always fold them boxes up and leave

and easier option and could use one wall and close it up with a curtain to hide the shoes.


Now something I want for myself. Especially since there is so much dust in Lagos.

I totally want

stayed tuned for more.

So C.V.T intents on moving out and I`m totally for it though my mum & dad seem to be against it because they think a girl should stay at home till awanikwa (gets married) lol. But in this case they shouldn’t use sentiment they should use reason. She is 27 and drives a good hour every night from work to home after 10 most days and the rest after 11pm. So only makes sense if she lives closer to her workplace.

We totally love She still does I have moved on MRPRICE and so have decided to do a mood board/idea board for her new place. I had to remind myself she aint me and this is just her first place and had to put a curb on the budget lol.

First thing first get a check list. Found one here.

cvt bedroom

Here the breakdown for the bedroom.

  1. Curtains –  R15o
    1. Ready made from Streetsheet. About 150 rands per panel. Love this idea from hotels. Get a nice Lace/Voile curtain with no linen and buy block out curtains. During the day only open the block out and the Lace is always closed. Way to go since lace/voile is cheap and u can easily change them.
  2. Headboard – R1300
    1. From MRPRICE HOME. Thou really she can make this. Tutorial of some of my favorites  here and and here that would save her a bit of cash. Especially something like this since she loves reading in bed. Nice and comfy. She can also buy four flat pillows like these one and tie them up on a rail and she has a nice headboard like in the picture.
  3. Side tables – R500 from mrprice home. Though she can get ones without draws for less.
  4. Duvets – R150 – Pink or just plain white to soften up the dark furniture. Though she can buy the furniture in white since she aint lazy like me and have to clean the white frequently.
  5. Mirror – R100 from game. Should buy an extra huge one for a full length mirror.
  6. Chest of draws – R1000 – bit steep yes but combined with 5& 6 makes a nice dressing table. Key here is storage since we hardly every sit down on actual dressing table to put on make up.
  7. Blanket storage/storage bench – R1800. Lifetime investment. Nice to have though she doesn’t have to buy it unless she can afford it. Can be used to store extra blankets, winter clothes etc and can be dragged to the living room for additional sitting if required.
  8. A DIY project for her jewelery and she could actually have as 3times as much as in the picture. Tutorial here. Think will try this for myself.
  9. Lamps – R70 – R170 from mrprice. Depending on her style she can should wooden or glass or metal. I like these hey.
  10. Rugs – R70 from mrprice. Needs about 3 for either side of the bed.
  11. wall art -R40 from sheetstreet.

Stay tuned for part 2.

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