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Hallelujah by Nathaniel Bassey. Lyrics and download

Thursday, January 18, 2018
I just can't stop playing this song. The first day I heard the song I couldn't help but nod to the rhythm. I was refreshed, I was excited at the sound of hallelujah. Indeed, Hallelujah is the sound of victory.

Hallelujah Eh! Hallelujah O Oh!
Hallelujah Eh! It’s the sound of Victory
Hallelujah Eh! Hallelujah O Oh!
Let the sound of rejoicing fill this House

Oh Oh oh…

Hallelujah Eh! Hallelujah O Oh!
Hallelujah Eh! It’s the sound of Victory
Hallelujah Eh! Hallelujah O Oh!
Let the sound of rejoicing fill this House

Hallelujah Eh! Hallelujah O Oh!
Hallelujah Eh! It’s the sound of Victory
Hallelujah Eh! Hallelujah O Oh!
Let the sound of rejoicing fill this House

[Verse 1]
He has made a way
Where there was no way
Hallelujah Eh! It’s the sound of Breakthrough
Hallelujah Eh! Hallelujah O Oh!
Let the sound of rejoicing fill this House

[Chorus]
Hallelujah Eh! Hallelujah O Oh!
Hallelujah Eh! It’s the sound of Victory
Hallelujah Eh! Hallelujah O Oh!
Let the sound of rejoicing fill this House

[Verse 2]
He has done for me
What no man has done
Hallelujah Eh! It’s the sound of Freedom
Hallelujah Eh! Hallelujah O Oh!
Let the sound of rejoicing fill this House

[Chorus]
Hallelujah Eh! Hallelujah O Oh!
Hallelujah Eh! It’s the sound of Victory
Hallelujah Eh! Hallelujah O Oh!
Let the sound of rejoicing fill this place

[Outro]
Shout to the lord, All the earth!
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Don't live by chance

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
This is my first post on the blog for the year. I would like to use this opportunity to say "Happy new year to you all" If you are reading this now just know that you are one of those that motivate me. I say"Thank you"

2017 was a beautiful year. Blogging for me took a greater dimension. I felt good and knew my efforts have not been in vain. Some of the benefits I enjoy blogging are not product if chance. It didn't just happen. I worked, read, met people had a conscious attitude that blogging isn't child's play neither is it a do or die affair. ( I was able to strike a balance)  why am I sharing this testimony? To encourage someone not to live life by chance. Life is conscious. I am not trying to make anyone live in anxiety. (No)

2018 is here. This is an opportunity for us to utilize this next 365 days judiciously. You may have not been able to accomplish most of your plans te previous year, but it's another opportunity for you to start the year with good vibes and great planning.
How do you make this year 2018 count for you? You do that by planning every day of your life this year.

How to plan the year and make most use of your time.

Write down your goals for the year in a journal ( jotter. When the year is properly planned on paper, it becomes easier for one to focus on the big picture

Break the yearly goal into quarterly goals, ensure that you have something planned down for each three months to be accomplished. This helps you to get closer to your yearly goal.

Plan each day first before stepping out of your house. When you wake up, you need to make plans on what and what you need to accomplish today, where you need to go and activities to be done there for the day. This helps you to ensure that you don't live your day just "passing time". Keeping a daily to-do list will go a long way to help (remember to keep your to do-lost as easy as achievable)

Keep a journal handy where you can record things. Write what needs to be written down and free the space it will take in your memory. Memorize only important information and jot the less important ones down on paper.

Just like the architect first builds a house by drawing it on paper, before the builders starts laying bricks, you should as well finish your 24 hours on paper before you take a step out from home.

Are you multi talented? See this!

Planning keeps one organized.
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How to show affection to your spouse in public

Friday, December 29, 2017

It is always a beautiful sight to see couples publicly expressing their love and showing affection towards one another both privately and in public.

Most married couple these days have somehow lost the love in their union and thereby making their union seem like bondage.

This article is going to show how one can show or express love to the spouse in public.

Ways to show love to your spouse publicly.

1) Always declare that you two are couple in public- Wherever you go together, you have to make it obvious that you are a couple. This shows that you are proud of your spouse and you are indeed happy to be with him/ her.

2) Do not talk down on your spouse in public- I have seen couples shouting and yelling at each other in public, this is not good at all. You need to ensure not to talk down on your partner in public, never shout on him or her in public, no matter what the offense might be. This is another way of showing love to your spouse publicly.

3)Express your love both on social media and in public places,- this reassures your spouse of your love and commitment it also kills any atom of suspicion or mistrust.

4) Flirt with your spouse in public-  This helps to make the bond in your union stronger and firmer.

5)Praise your spouse in public - Learn to praise your spouse in public, it shows you appreciate being with him/ her and that there is something about him/her that you love. It makes him/her feel good and loved.

6) Hold your spouses hands in public - this shows affection.( the sight is romantic

7) Turn down 3rd party flirts- When others try to flirt with you, turn them down. It shows that you have respect for your relationship. When you respect your relationship, others will show you respect as well.

8) Call your spouse sweet names  in public.

These are just a few tips to help you show love to your spouse in public. Why not try some out and let your spouse feel loved.

See all coconut water can do for you

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Coconut water can do a lot on the skin. It deals with skin problems and leaves the skin flawless. Coconut water can handle skin problems in different ways. 
1. Coconut water moisturizes the skin, it's suitable for oily skin because it has a lot fatty content. It leaves the skin hydrated yet not greasy. Apply and leave on Skin to dry up.

2. It can help you achieve a fairer skin. Add about 1tsp of  Rice flour  and 2tsp of coconut water and mix properly. Apply on face, leave for 10 to 15 mins and wash off with lukewarm water.

3. You can get rid of sun tan in skin by applying coconut water on affected areas till your skin normalizes.


4. As a face pack : Mix a pinch of turmeric powder, a TSP of flour and 5tsp coconut water to make a smooth paste. Apply on your face, leave it to dry and wash off with lukewarm water after 10 minutes. Use this 3-4 times a week to get fairer skin tone.

5. To achieve a glowing skin: Add 3tsp of coconut water to 1 tsp of glycerin apply it on your face, leave it for about 20min and see an instant result.

6. It can hydrate a dry skin: Mix a reasonable amount of coconut water with 10 tsp of rosewater and 3 tsp of glycerin. Pour the mixture in a container and store in the refrigerator. Use on face and skin, morning and night for effective result.

7. To get rid of pimples and spots.
Mix 2tsp of coconut water and half tsp of lemon juice, apply on the affected areas leave for about 20- 30 mins and rinse.
Repeat morning and night for 7 days.

See how to make coconut oil


Beautiful names for the girl child

Saturday, December 23, 2017
I saw this picture on facebook and I was inspired to write this post"Beautiful names for the girl child" There are beautiful names that suit a girl child. Lovely names that stand the test of time.. See this  πŸ‘‡

Emma
Olivia
Sophia
Ava
Isabella
Mia
Abigail
Emily
Charlotte
Harper
Madison
Amelia
Elizabeth
Sofia
Evelyn
Avery
Chloe
Ella
Grace
Victoria
Aubrey
Scarlett
Zoey
Addison
Lily
Lillian
Natalie
Hannah
Aria
Layla
Brooklyn
Alexa
Zoe
Penelope
Riley
Leah
Audrey
Savannah
Allison
Samantha
Nora
Skylar
Camila
Anna
Paisley
Ariana
Ellie
Aaliyah
Claire
Violet
Stella
Sadie
Mila
Gabriella
Lucy
Arianna
Kennedy
Sarah
Madelyn
Eleanor
Kaylee
Caroline
Hazel
Hailey
Genesis
Kylie
Autumn
Piper
Maya
Nevaeh
Serenity
Peyton
Mackenzie
Bella
Eva
Taylor
Naomi
Aubree
Aurora
Melanie
Lydia
Brianna
Ruby
Katherine
Ashley
Alexis
Alice
Cora
Julia
Madeline
Faith
Annabelle
Alyssa
Isabelle
Vivian
Gianna
Quinn
Clara
Reagan
Khloe
Alexandra
Hadley
Eliana
Sophie
London
Elena
Kimberly
Bailey
Maria
Luna
Willow
Jasmine
Kinsley
Valentina
Kayla
Delilah
Andrea
Natalia
lauren
Morgan
Ryle
Sydney
Adalynn
Mary
Ximena Jade
Liliana
Brielle
Ivy
Trinity
Josephine
Adalyn
Jocelyn
Emery
Adeline
Jordyn
Ariel
Everly
Lilly
Paige
Idla
Lyla
Makayla
Molly
Emilia
Mya
Kendall
Melody
Isabel
Brooke
Mckenzie
Nicole
Payton
Margaret
Mariah
Eden
Athena
Amy
Norah
Londyn
Valeria
Sara
Aliyah
Angelina
Gracie
Rose
Rachel
Juliana
Laila
Brooklynn
Valerie
Alina
Reese
Elise
Eliza
Alaina
Raelynn
Leilani
Catherine
Emerson
Cecilia
Genevieve
Daisy
Harmony
Vanessa
Adriana
Presley
Rebecca
Destiny
Hayden
Julianna
Michelle
Adelyn
Arabella
Summer
Callie
Kaitlyn
Ryleigh
Lila
Daniela
Arya
Alana
Esther
Finley
Gabrielle
Jessica
Charlie
Stephanie
Tessa
Makenzie
Ana
Amaya
Alexandria
Alivia
Nova
Anastasia
Iris
Marley
Fiona
Angela
Giselle
Kate
Alayna
Lola
Lucia
Miya
Heavenly
Jenny
Aubriella
Emmalee
Kensington
Kiana
Lilyanna
Tinley
Ophelia
Moriah
Sharon
Charlize
Abril
Avalyn
Mariyah
Taya
Ireland
Lyra
Noor
Sariyah
Giavanna
Stevie
Rhea
Zaylee
Denise
Frankie
Janiya
Jocelynn
Libby
Aubrianna
Kaitlynn
Princess
Sidney
Alianna


Photo credit: Facebook


How to monetize your blog

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


Blogging is a serious business. For some time now blogging became very popular with the internet users, there are lots of blogs currently which covers different aspects of life ranging from personal interest, politics, news, hewlth fashion and other topics.

Blogging has been on for quite a number of years now and it is still growing and still catching new interest everyday. Lots of people has seen the potentials in blogging and lots also use the technology just to write and share what is going on in their hearts and mind. ( which is very good)

Do you have a blog ? Are you actually maximizing your blog? these are questions that you need to ask yourself, so as to put your existing blog to best use and make it profitable if you desire to.

You may ask what is blog monetization, This is simply a way to make money from your blog. There are so many ways to make money from your blog, no matter how little or how big the amount is, it is best to ensure that you have that as a source of residual income at least gor managing your blog expenses and maintenance


HOW TO MONETIZE YOUR BLOG.

1) Running adverts: This is simply a method where you register your blog with a company like google and other advert companies. They will give you some codes to paste on your blog and you get paid as decided by those companies.

2) Placing Text Adds: This allows you to make direct advertising for other companies in your blog post.
You are only required to include links to another company or product, within your current blog post whereby when visitors click on the link, they are taken to the company you are trying to refer them to.

3) Advert space: This is another method of making money from your blog. with this form of advert, you simply sell a particular space in your blog , to advertise another company or product, for an agreed duration of time.
If your blog has a high traffic rate, you can easily sell some spaces in your front page or other pages to advertisers for a few extra cash.

4) Affiliate Marketing: This is another way of making money from your blog where you are required to sign up with other companies and get registered for products or services and after which you are given a customized link which has you as a marketer and you now advertise such products or services on your blog,
when visitors to your blog make purchases from the company, you get paid some commission for the sale.

5) Create or sell your own product: Most bloggers has one form of skills or the other, some are into business or offer services but most times, you overlook your potential clients or customers that can be gotten from you blog.
If you have a blog and you have products that you sell or services that you render, i advise that you bring that product or service online and sell to your blog viewers.
You never can tell how much sales you may make from those loyal visitors to your blog.

These are just few tips to monetize your blog, If you have a blog and it is not yet making some residual income for you, you need to think again and put that blog to more use. Learn to monetize your blog, make more research online on ways that you can monetize your blog and ensure to get your blog setup to bring you some extra cash as side income.

If you like this post, kindly share with your friends and drop some comments also if you have more ideas that will help other bloggers to make money of their blog. Thanks


Nothing for Christmas? See this!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
O yeah! Christmas is around the corner. Lots of people are planning big for the celebration. Many are stalking their wardrobes, making beautiful dresses and lots more. All these are cool no doubt.

Some people are worried already, some people are not moved a bit, some people are looking for ways to meet up the standard some folks created for them.

Christmas is meant to be a period where celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. His birth in our hearts and lives buh NaAy! most people have turned it to something I can't find an adjective to qualify. Notwithstanding, all things are working out for good.
Don't allow the wind of materialism to push you into River Mississippi. Be wise.
Don't do things because people are doing. Be yourself and live your life to the fullest. Isn't it funny that the month of December is the month most people consume all their life savings from January to December all in the name of celebration. Don't be tempted to follow the crowd. Season's greetings.

How to make soy milk

Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Soymilk is a healthy drink. It refreshes and revitalizes. It is preservative and additive free. This makes it great for consumption.
A very good alternative for cow milk, great source of plant protein. It is very healthy for those that their system does not tolerate lactose.


INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR SOYMILK
1. ½ cup white soybeans
2. 2-3 cups water for soaking
3. 4 cups water for blendingSugar to taste (optional) or vanilla flavor
4. Dates( about 4)

Direction

Pour the soybeans in 2-3 cups of water and leave overnight for about 10 hours. This is to soften the soya beans to easily remove the skin of the soya beans.

Rub the soyabeans between your palms to remove the skin

Drain the water and add more water. This will make the skin float on water.

Pour the soyabeans and dates into a blender add about three (3) cups of water and blend.

Blend properly until you achieve the desired result.

Strain the blend with either a sieve or a a cheese cloth

Pour the soy milk into a clean pot and heat over a medium flame. Stir as you cook to avoid it sticking to the pot. Remove the foam formed in the pot while boiling to avoid overflowing.

Add vanilla flavor to the soymilk, stir occasionally for about five minutes.

Turn off heat and allow the soymilk to cool. Strain again with a cheese cloth.

Soymilk is ready. Don't leave beyond three days but if you must. Store in a freezer.

Soymilk is that easy. Drop your comments, suggestions and your own preparation method. Don't forget to share. Thanks for reading.

See how to make puff puff
See how to make tasty meat pie


Miracle rain by Frank Edward( lyrics+download)

Friday, December 01, 2017
This song got me glued. You can't afford to miss this.

Lyrics
Intro
Ijo alayo
Komole ooo k’ojo dada
Na na na na na na na na na na
This God, you too much eeh
Na na na na na na na na na na

Chorus
The rain of miracle is falling on you today
Oh let it fall
Even let it overflow
Aka chineke, is blessing someone today
Akaya akaya, Aka Jehovah neme mma

Verse 1
The rain of healing
Is falling on you today
The rain of favour
Is falling on you today
Aka chineke, is blessing someone today
Akaya akaya, Aka Jehovah neme mma

Verse 2
It’s raining money
I see money, money everywhere
Raining double promotion
Promotion in my life
Oh oo it’s raining favour now
I see favour everywhere
Akaya akaya, Aka Jehovah neme mma

Bridge
I will lift up His name forever
Iyo yo yo yo
Ka anyi bulie Jehovah elu ooo
Iyo yo yo yo
Plenty miracle just dey happen ooo
Iyo yo yo yo
Akaya akaya, Aka Jehovah neme mma /2x

Chorus
The rain of miracle is falling on you today
Oh let it fall
Even let it overflow
Aka chineke, is blessing someone today
Akaya akaya, Aka Jehovah neme mma

Outro
Favour is calling your name ooo
Iyo yo yo yo
Promotion is looking for you eh
Iyo yo yo yo
Congratulation is now your name oh
Iyo yo yo yo
Akaya akaya, Aka Jehovah neme mma

Your husband is coming your way
Iyo yo yo yo
My wife is coming my way
Iyo yo yo yo
Sickness is running away
Iyo yo yo yo
Your tumor will die by fire
Iyo yo yo yo
You will carry your baby this year
Iyo yo yo yo
Iyo yo yo yo
Iyo yo yo yo

Dance in the Holy Ghost now
God na elele


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See what apples can do for you

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
               
Apples are important, well-known fruits that we can easily find. They can be found in various homes, street corners and markets.
It is very nutritious and contains lots of components that are very healthy to the human body as well as the skin.

There is an old welsh proverb which says "An apple a day keeps the doctors away" This goes to tell us how powerful apples are and how beneficial they are to health.

Apples have been ranked as the most popular fruits in the world and little wonder why they have been rated that high.

Here are some benefits derived from consuming apple.

1) Apple contains lots of  vitamins - There are so many vitamins and nutritional components in apples which include Calories, Carbs,Vitamin C and other vitamins.

2) Reduces Risk of stroke - Eating apples regularly helps to reduce the risk of stroke in aged people. It has been discovered to aid in fighting stroke.

3) Good for weight Loss - Apple is known to contain some chemical components that are very good for weight loss. It contains much quantity of Fiber and water which helps in weight reduction.

4) Lowers risk of Heart Disease - Apple has also been found to lower the risk of heart disease. If consumed regularly, one will be far away from heart related illness.

5) Helps prevent cancer - There are lots of nutritional components in apple that has been discovered to help in the fight against cancer. It reduces the risk of cancer infection due to some of the components it contains.

6) Helps reduce the risk of Diabetes- those who suffer from diabetes should ensure to consume some apple fruits regularly, as apple has components that helps regulate the blood sugar levels.

7) Apple helps to reduce brain diseases - Research has found that regular consumption of apple helps to reduce dementia and Alzheimer diseases which are related to the brain.

There are lots of benefits and uses of apples. Endeavor to buy some apple fruits, keep them in your home for regular consumption. It does not only taste nice. It is also very good for the body.

Feel free to share this post and drop your comments if you know other benefits that can be derived from eating apple, so that others can learn too.

5 natural facepacks that will give you that glow

Monday, November 13, 2017
we all long to have healthy and glowing skin. Mostly the ladies. They love to have shiny sparkling skin that will make them easily admired.
I am going to share with you today on some home remedies to having a shiny and glowing skin, particularly shiny face.

Lots of the ladies in the house are used to all kinds of cosmetic face packs. While some of them are good, a lot of them also have a negative effects on the skin on the long run.

I am here to share with you, some home made natural face packs that you can use to obtain that glowing and shinning face that you desire.

Natural Face Packs.

1) Pawpaw(Papaya) Face pack:  This is easy to make using pawpaw and i will list the required items and how to go about making it below.

    Required items
     half teaspoon of aloe Vera gel
    Half teaspoon sandalwood powder
    Rose water
    1/4 bowl of pawpaw( the inner part of a ripe pawpaw)

    How to Use
    A)Mash the pawpaw very well, add the Aloe Vera gel and the sandalwood powder Mix very well in a bowl.
    B) Add small quantity of the rose water and stir/mix very well.
    C) apply on your face and leave it to dry for like 20 minutes and                    afterwards, wash off with clean water.          

2) CARROT MASK:  Carrot contains lots of nutritional components that is very good for the body and also aids for glowing skin.

     Required Items
     2 Carrots
      1 tablespoon of honey

     How to use
     A) Grind the carrot and mix very well with 1 tablespoon of honey
     B) Apply the mixture on your face and let it dry on your face for about 20 minutes and wash off with clean water.

3) POTATO FACE MASK: Potato mask helps us to clean the skin and get rid of sunburn and helps rejuvenate the skin.

    Required Items
    1 blended potato paste
    Half spoon of curd

    How to use
    Add both items to a bowl and mix very well. and apply to face.
    Leave on face for about 15 mins and wash off with clean water.


4) TOMATO MASK: Tomato is a very potent skin solution, it has lots of benefits on the skin like fighting acne and pimples and it also helps to rejuvenate the skin and lots of other benefits on the skin

   Required items

   1 Tomato
   3 drops of lemon juice
   Half spoon of lemon peel powder (lemon skin)

   How to Use
   Blend the tomato into a paste and mix with the lemon peel powder and add    the lemon juice and mix very well.

    Apply the mixture to your face and wash off after 15 mins with lukewarm        water.

5) OATMEAL FACE MASK: Oatmeal is very nutritious to the body and it has a lot of health benefits. so also does it have lots of health benefits on the skin as well.

   Required Items
   1 spoon of oatmeal
   Equivalent quantity of milk and water.

   How to use
   Mix all the above listed Ingredients very well and apply to your face.
   Leave it for like 15 minutes and wash off with cold water.

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10 other things you can do with baby wipes

Wednesday, November 08, 2017


We all know the basic use of baby wipes. Seriously, it is beyond that basic use of cleaning up babies.

 I'm going to share with you a few unconventional uses of baby wipes that you may not really know about.

Baby wipes can be used for lots of other things that we do not know about.  By the time you discover a these other uses of baby wipes, i bet you will get more stock of the product in your home.

10 Uses of baby wipes.

1)It can be used to wipe off makeup - Baby wipes can be used to wipe off make up , for the ladies who wears make up, don't leave make-up on your face till the end of the day. Wipe off you face to unclog the pores. Baby wipes is highly recommended except for ladies with oily face. It is very important that you have a pack of baby wipes in your hand bag.

2) Baby wipes can be used to clean stained or dirty surfaces - Baby wipes are used to clean dirty surfaces like glass tables, shoes, chairs,keyboard and other kinds of surfaces at home that needs to be cleaned.

3) You can use baby wipes to wipe off bird poo(dung)of your car. We can't control the way birds poo while flying. Keeping wipes in your vehicle is advisable.

4) You can equally use ut to wipe off Inks that spilled on your skin

5) It can clean dirts off leather home furniture. It gives it a shiny feel afterwards.

6) Used to wipe away excess nail polish - for the ladies who polishes or paint their nails, you need to have a pack of baby wipes handy in order to wipe off any excess paint applied to your nails especially when cotton wool isn't available.

7) Used to clean the walls of refrigerator any stain that you notice on  the body or handle, quickly use a baby wipe to get rid of the stain.

8) Used to remove excess grease from frying pan - you can actually use baby wipes to degrease your frying pans in the kitchen

9) Removes makeup stains on clothes - This is a trick mainly used by cloth dealers or boutiques, they use baby wipes to get rid of  very mild stains on clothes.

10) You can use them to wipe down public spots before use. - when you are out there and need to use the convenience, you can use baby wipes to clean the toilet surface or its handle and doors.

There are lots of other uses that baby wipes can be put to . These are just a few out of the numerous uses of baby wipes.

Get some pack of baby wipes at home or in your car because it can come in handy at anytime.
Hope you will always keep baby wipes handy?

Give away time

Monday, November 06, 2017

Oh yes! Still in the spirit of Celebration . Thexemplary is giving away amazing prizes to her readers and followers as promised With love from our hearts we would love to appreciate us in our own little way. We are growing and we will keep getting better at what we are doing presently. 

We would like to use this opportunity to appreciate everyone who has been a source of encouragement to us through sharing our posts, commenting, visiting the blog and lots more. We say "THANK YOU" We are waxing stronger because of you.

Thexemplary offers the following services
.Advertisement: We can help us promote your brand. All you need to do is write us: thexemplary@gmail.com we will take it from there. Our charges are moderate.

.Sponsorship:We are very much open to sponsorship

.Guest posts:You can be our guest on the blog, write for us and send in your article as it will be published with the credit given you.

.Collaborations: Our arms are wide open to collaborations. It just have to agree with what we do on here, then we are good to go.

.Affiliate : We can serve as an intermediary between you and your clients.

Just write us @ thexemplary@gmail.com

Yea, back to the title of the the day"Giveaway " Intending bloggers will benefit more from this offer.

Thexemplary will be setting up a free blog for the first winner or a free one month advert( we will promote your brand for one month. For free, a blog makeover will be the second prize. Free subscription to any network is the third prize.

How to participate: Just keep dropping comments on blog posts.(It can be from old posts to new)
We'll announce the winner at the end of this month.
GOODLUCK!

Help us share this post, it might favour an intending blogger. Thanks for your time.


It's my blog anniversary

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hip!  Hip!! Hip!!! Hurray!
Thexemplary is one today. We are so excited. So far so good. Yes, It's not been easy trying to build a brand, a unique one for that matter. The most challenging part is being consistent. In all, God has been on our side. Though the process has been very tasking and challenging, it's been very encouraging and rewarding as well, especially when people share their joy over stumbling on the blog and gaining something from it.

Sometime last year, I had a prompting in my heart to create a space where I can inspire people, share my ideas on things I've learnt, things that can be a source of strength to someone and lots more. I started writing articles on my Facebook timeline and I was encouraged each time people commented. One of my friends, Joe by name encouraged me to set up a space where I can write and share as often as I wanted as if he was there when the idea was conceived. I gave it a thought and we kicked off. He helped set up a blog on Simplesit, that was how I started blogging. I consciously began writing articles and was always sending to him.

One day, he sent me a link and wrote"This is your blog" I opened the blog and was wowed at what I saw. It was a beautiful sight and site. I visited my blog several times that day out of excitement, sleep went on transfer that day. With time I migrated to a different platform and still on that platform till date. From there I started getting better at blogging.

The next challenge was "How do I make my blog look beautiful and attractive? The quest for a beautiful blog makeover turned me into a " Hunter" I was in search of a beautiful template and of course I saw lots of templates. I met a co- lifestyle blogger that charged me some amount and fixed it for me.  With time I learnt some basics and was able to handle some of these things myself.

Challenges
I've been tempted to quit severally because blogging can be tasking and time consuming. I thought I would hit money as soon as I started but it's not so. Most times I stay up late at night to create my contents, read other people's blog, make research. It's been this tasking. In all, I can only say" it's getting better. A step at a time makes the journey worth while.


Is anything too difficult for HIM?

Monday, October 30, 2017

We live in a world full of ups and downs, there are of good times and bad times as well but to some, it's as if the bad times sometimes consume their hearts and thereby making them loose heart and lose hope of a better days ahead.

We all have moments of trials in our lives, from personal health issues to financial problems, emotional, relationship problems, all kinds of challenges abound.
Sometimes it actually looks as if one has been singled out for such trials and misfortune. Life seems not to be working out atimes and it is as if you are alone in this world and you are bearing your burdens and sufferings or trials alone, all by yourself.

There is good news for you. No matter how high the mountain may look or how difficult those situations appear before you, there is a God who is greater than all of life's challenges, The same God who can turn mountains to plain fields and elevate valleys to become mountains. He makes all thing beautiful in his time

In your moments of trials and difficulty, always remember that there is a God who cares for you, He is ever ready to hear you call on Him. That moment when all hope seems to be lost and there seems to be no way out again. It's as if situations and trials are about to swallow your head. Fear not my dear friends, reach out to God and ask for help.

God is ever ready to carry your burdens and to take the yokes off your neck. No matter how terrible the situation is, no matter how difficult or fierce it may look, always remember that there is a God who is older and bigger than the problem. He is the solution to all of life's worries and pains. He has not seen any situation that is greater than Him.

Fact still remains that in my number of years on earth and the number of years of all man on earth, there is no record of any situation that is greater than God the creator. All you have to do is to reach out to Him and let him help you, reach out and call for help from above, let those challenges and trials of life know that you have a God who can fix all things and solve challenges.

I have never seen a problem that is too great for my God to solve. Don't stop believing, Don't remain there keep trusting for in due season, your testimony shall come. PRAY ON! PRAISE ON!
Be steadfast

Stay blessed. God loves you.

Natural hair: How to begin a natural hair journey

Friday, October 27, 2017
Natural hair seems to be the new trend now,one that doesn't seem to go away anytime soon. Women of colour are embracing their thick mane and all its Glory with pride😊, but natural hair cones responsibilities o.

Let's first talk a little on how to get started with keeping a natural hair.

 Most of us carried out relaxed hairs before deciding to join in the natural sisters club. At this stage,it's either you go for a "big chop" or you  do "transition". Now,big chop simply means to cut everything and start all over again while transition is to cease relaxing and allowing the unrelaxed "due" part to grow out.

One thing to note is that the big chopped hair and the transitioning hair both grow at the same pace if taken care of well. The major challenge in transition is caring for two hair textures, relaxed and unrelaxed. For those who can rock the low cut,they can start their natural hair journey this way. For those like me who can't come in terms with cutting all our hair,transition is the next best option.

 When I started, I took a stroll to a beauty store to inquire about natural hair products. The prices of tiny bottles with wonderful contents scared me. I had to go back and reevaluate and recheck my purse. With school and other things keeping my finances busy,I had to research on how to maintain and care for my natural hair with natural things found around me.

Note that these does not rule out the usefulness and necessity of the already packaged hair care products and oils.

~Oils
Olive oil : the conventional olive oil goes a long way in encouraging the growth of hair follicles.when massaged into the scalp,improved blood circulation in your head.

Palm oil : when prepared in a warm bath and applied to the hair,stimulates growth, eliminates frizze,shines hair and protects ends.

Coconut oil : it's benefits are same as olive oil.

~Food/Fruits

Egg yolk : apart from protein,egg yolk contains vitamins A,B12 and E,high amount of sulphur and fatty acids.Egg yolk can work as a great natural conditioner for your hair and make it super soft and silky.it infuses protein into the hair, strengthens hair roots.The Vitamin A and E control hair fall problem while B12 and sulphur in it makes hair to grow at a faster pace.
Banana(riped) : it contains vitamins,calcium,potassium,carbohydrate and natural oils that help the overall nourishment of hair.It promotes shiny silly hair with great elasticity.Banana masks treat dandruff and hair fall.
Others include:

Ginger : a great hair conditioner rich in minerals and essential oils.Also contains anti inflammatory and antiseptic properties that keep scalp helahy and clear majorly.
Onions : majorly has potential anti bacterial properties and help fight infections.Also very good at hair follicle nourishment and help reatire lost nutrient to the scalp.
Aloe vera : Aloe contains something called proteolytic enzymes which repair dead skin cells on the scalp.It promotes hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp,reduces dandruff and conditions the hair.
Others include avocado, honey,lime,lemon.
One thing to note is that whatever that is good(ediblewise) for the well being of the body,when researched on well can be applied to the hair and yield tremendous result.
General hair care maintenance for every naturalist include:

~Sleeping with a satin scarf/satin bonnet on as it prevents loss of moisture and shrinkage from the hair.
~Your hair need water girl.Moisturize dialy
~drink lots of water
~Keep your hair neat at all times.
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Guest post by Princess Onwuka
Princess Onwuka rocking her natural hair.


Aloe Vera: Skin care benefits

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Aloe Vera is one of the natural plants that has lots of benefits. It's benefits are too numerous to be mentioned.  Below are some of its benefits on the skin.

1. Aloe vera soothes Sunburn
Aloevera contains anti-inflammatory properties that remedy sunburned skin.
It retains the skin moisture level. It is rich in antioxidants that help in speed healing.


2. Good moisturizer: It moisturizes the skin without leaving a greasy feel, softens the skin while avoiding pores clogging. It is  very good for anti shave treatment. 
It improves the hydration of the skin.


3. Aloe Vera heals wound faster: it is a good source of vitamin E. It treats burns, cuts, bruises and any form of wounds. It speeds up the reproduction of skin cells thereby making healing very rapid.


4. Serves as anti aging
It's anti inflammatory properties helps to smothen every rough surface that might occur as a result of aging thereby leading to youthful look. It improves the elasticity of the skin too.

5. Gets rid of acne and Infection
Aloe Vera has antimicrobial properties that help treat acne, pimples, eczema and certain skin infections. It helps to protect the skin from different forms of bacteria.

Photocredit: Linkedin

How to make tasty meat pie

Monday, October 23, 2017
Meat pie is one of the major snacks that can be prepared in a hurry once the ingredients needed are handy. Today we will look at a quicker way of making a tasty meat pie none can resist.

Materials needed
A Rolling Pin
A round dough cutter (You can improvise with the cover of a medium, sized pot)
A Large Mixing Bowl
2Baking Sheets
A Pastry Brush

For the dough, you will need:


250g of Margarine
1 Cup of Cold Natural Water
1 Teaspoon of Salt
3 Cups of rising flour
1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
3 Eggs

For the meatpie Filling you need:

400g of Minced Meat
Dried Thyme
Salt
1 Red Chilli
1 Green Chilli
Seasoning Cubes
2 Carrots
Vegetable Oil
2 medium sized irish potatoes
1 Large Onion (diced)
Curry Powder


Filling Preparation 

1.Peel the irish potatoes and boil them.
 Chop them into small cubes once soft.
Chop the carrots, chilli, slice the onions

 2.Mix together and chop them again.Add salt,thyme, curry, seasoning cubes to taste.
Add two spoons of vegetable oil to a frying pan and fry the moisture( sauce and minced meat)fry till meat turns brown.

3.Add about 3 spoons of flour to the filling. Pour into a saucepan,add little water( sauce is meant to be semi-solid) and heat for about 5- 7 minutes. Stir during the last 2 minutes.
           
Dough preparation

1.Pour 1kg flour in a bowl, add 1 teaspoon of baking powder, a pinch of salt and mix thoroughly add margarine and mix properly with your hand
2.Pour water bit by bit and mix together till it kneads and stops sticking to your hand.(add water if it's too dry and add flour if it's too watery)
3. Put in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. This produces a fine dough.
4. Coat your rolling pin with flour, sprinkle flour on your working surface too. Roll and flatten the dough.
         

Making the Meat Pie
1.Cut the flattened dough with a round dough cutter or alternatively the cover of a pot).

2.Add about 1 tablespoon of the filling in the centre of the cut out round dough and close with a fork. Continue till you finish all.

3.Apply margarine on the baking tray and bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes. Make sure they are properly arrange with none close to each other. Remove egg from shell dip a brush into the egg( egg washing) and apply on the surfaces of the meatpie.
Send in the meatpie into the oven.
              
Photo credit: Myactivekitchen



Health benefits of Cucumber

Friday, October 20, 2017
Most of us are used to eating cucumber once in a while. It is a very common fruit that can be easily found in major markets and fruit shops.

While we eat cucumber and feel good eating it, it is also very important that we know the benefits of cucumber. Cucumber is not just a vegetable as most people think it is also a very potent and powerful Fruit with lots of health benefits which makes the body refreshed and strong.

Benefits of cucumber:

1) It Flushes toxins out of system -  Cucumber is a very watery fruit just like Watermelon and we should know that the amount of water it contains is not just for nothing. The water helps to wash away all the toxic contents in our body system, just as Water naturally flushes away toxins away from our body system, so does the water content of cucumber flushes the toxins off our body.

2) Helps to Lose weight  - Cucumber also helps those who are actually trying to lose some weight. it is an agent to weight loss when consumed regularly but not in excess.

3) Helps to keep you hydrated - Consuming cucumber helps you stay hydrated. This is mostly helpful when you are working close to heat or under the sun, you need to stay hydrated while in such state, ensure to have some cucumber or wayer readily available for you when needed. It is very important.

4) Supplies immune Boosting vitamins - This is also one of the benefits of cucumber. It is rich in vitamins and among those vitamins are the immune boosting vitamins. It helps to keep your immune system active and strong.

5) Helps to stabilize blood pressure- for those who are having issues with blood pressure, Cucumber helps to regulate the blood pressure. be it high blood pressure or low blood pressure, eating some quantity of cucumber helps to regulate your blood pressure to its normal rate.( This doesn't mean you won't see your doctor or take the drugs prescribed)

6) Helps to prevent Cancer- Cancer has been a major fear to lots of people,but eating cucumber regularly helps to reduce the risk of cancer infection. Ensure to eat cucumber regularly, it is possible to stay cancer free.

The list is endless, it goes on and on, we all know that cucumber is good but now that you have known more of the health benefits of cucumber, ensure to always have it available in your homes. Eat lots of it so as to stay healthy, hydrated and toxin free.

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DIY: How to make home made toilet wash

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The toilet is meant to be one of the neatest rooms in the home. It's neatness brings comfort. It should be thoroughly cared for. Today we will be looking at detailed steps on how to make home made toilet wash.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED

One cup of lemon juice
20 drops of  essential oil
Two cups of baking soda
One cup of borax powder
One cup of white vinegar


PROCEDURE

Pour the baking soda into a clean bowl, add the sodium borate and stir properly. Pour in the white vinegar, lemon juice into the mixture then add the essential oil and keep stirring until everything dissolves and you get a desired result.

Pour the solution into a bottle for your toilet waah us ready for use. Pour the solution into the toilet, leave for about 15 minutes and brush the toilet with the toilet brush,flush afterwards. The difference will be clear. See how to make liquid soap

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