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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.

Who can remember this picture?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
This picture of a couple with six adorable babies was all over the place  so many years ago. The picture caught my eyes severally. Good news. The babies are all grown now.
  See these pix      

        The family have started  a television  program that focuses on love life of McGhee and more.

The name of  the parents of these lovely children are: Mia and Rozonno McGhee.
Wow! No one really  knows what will bring   to limelight except  one tries  and discovers. Most people are where(Stagnant) they  are  today because  they have not really  looked within  and around  them to discover opportunities. In the bible, God asked Moses a question "What do you have in your  hands? "A staff" replied Moses. Nothing happens by chance. People make  things to happen. Start from where you are and you have  to start now. Procrastination is an enemy  to success. Do you want to be an author? Start now! Do you want to be a single? Start singing.  It is better to make mistakes and work towards perfection than avoiding the risk of starting.  Congratulations to this great family  that are making waves in their unique ways.

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: we will take it from there. Our charges are moderate.

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.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.

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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.

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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.

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 pride๐Ÿ˜Š, 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.

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.


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 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.
Photo 1 credit:Pinterest
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
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.


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


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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6 Secrets on how to grow your business

Monday, October 16, 2017

Growing a small business can be very tedious and challenging. It is not easy getting started, going through the trying times and the stress involved in it. Some say it is even more challenging than maintaining a good relationship or raising kids.

It is nice to see more people venture into businesses these days. Small and medium size businesses have been the major driving force to economic all over the world.
For instance, taking the recent business and economic tranformation of China and Her current leadership position in the business sphere, we can clearly see the effect of small and mdeium size businesses in the transformation of the country's financial and economic outlook.

Businesses these days are faced with so many challenges and most of these challenges always arise at the early stage of the businesses.
I am going to share a few tips in this article that can help you grow your small business, help you move your business to the next level and be relevant in the business world. Sit tight.

How to Grow your Business.

1) Treat your customers right: We all know that a business without customers or clients is as good as dead. It is very important that you treat your existing customers very well, ensure that they are satisfied each time they do business with you, on that ground it will be very easy for them to refer new clients or customers to you also when you ask them to introduce your company or products to friends, they will do that delightfully and with all gladness. See 3 C's of customer care service

2)Expand your Market Reach/ Share: In order for you to grow your business and to make it bigger, you need to find ways to enlarge or increase the number of people who have access to your business or product. You need to find ways to enlarge the market size that you control , increasing your market share will ultimately increase your business and revenue. This can be possible by opening new stores or hiring new marketers to go deeper into the market and market your products/services so that you can get deeper into the market and make your product or service reach to a wider consumer base.

3) Participate in exhibitions or Trade fairs or any of such program regarding your field of business: There are ample opportunities in going to trade exhibitions or Fairs and other such events being organized for companies to showcase their products or services. You should ensure to take advantage of these trade exhibitions or conferences or fairs to be able to reach out to the public and make your product or services known to more clients and customers.

4) Embrace Technology: This is very important, if not the most important point to be considered at this era. This is a technological generation and if your business has not found its presence online  or you are yet to embrace technology fully, then you are doing yourself more harm than good.
These days it is now easier to reach more clients with the help of social media and other technologies available, ensure that you maximize the technology currently available to your business industry in order to grow your business and give your clients or customers an experience they won't forget in a hurry.

5)Open another location:  When a business grows to the point whereby your immediate environment is feeling your presence and there is some sort of confidence in your business, it will be wise to open another location to add to your already functioning location. This helps you to be able to replicate the same experience you used in the first place. You get to increase your customer base and increase your share of the overall market also.

This is one major way that the developed world make more money in business, they open as many outlets or locations they can possibly control and handle, it helps the business to grow bigger. It helps you circulate your products faster and easily.

6) Give incentives for your current customers/clients who bring in new clients to your business. This will encourage the existing customers to advertise your business or products to others. The incentives can come in form of percentage reduction in price or monetary reward for bringing in new customers, but ensure to have your current customers as marketing agents as well . It helps your business grow because they already have experience with your company or business and they will be able to tell others about you in a more personal way. You might need to see this

These are just a few of the various tips that you can implement in your business, to grow your business. Every business needs efforts and attention to be able to move to the next phase or level. You have to do the right things so that you business will both remain relevant and grow as well.
Put these few tips into practice and watch your business grow and your client base increase. Trust me.

Please feel free to share this post with your friends, loved once, business partners, so that we can help revolutionize the economy and we can all be the catalyst to growth in our environment.

Former pepper hawker earns PhD in Biomedical Engineering

Saturday, October 14, 2017
I read a story of a Nigerian lady who was determined to excel. Irrespective of her background, she stood tall and emerged a sucess. What are those things posing as a threat? Making you feel like you ain't gonna make. You can! This story will inspire you.

Punchng :A young Nigerian lady, Adeola Olubamiji, whose story is that of the proverbial grass-to-grace has not only done herself proud by earning a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, her story is an encouragement that where there is a will, there is a way.

“As the fifth child of five, I always had to wait for my turn. I was the last, a girl child and raised by a mother who is a farmer and a father who has little.

“I hawked pepper on the streets of Ibadan as early as age 10 to help my mum. Went to public primary and secondary schools in Ibadan. Attended OOU and studied Physics.

“Because I had a 2.1, it opened the door for me to proceed to Finland for a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering. During this Master’s degree, I worked part-time as a cleaner and did this after my Master’s as well.

“Out of determination, I applied to over 100 schools for my PhD and finally got a full three-year scholarship (later extended to four years) at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, to pursue a PhD in Biomedical Engineering.

“While in that PhD programme, I worked part-time as a makeup artist, teaching assistant, braided hair and fixed weaves to make extra money.

“Today, I walked the stage as the first black person to bag a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada!

“I walked this stage for you Mama Africa and for my Motherland Nigeria! I walked the stage for all of you Black women disrespected and looked down on!

“I walked for all of you from my ghetto hood, Mokola, Ibadan. I walked for all OSU students and ex-students that got that look from people who think we are not brilliant!

“I walked for all of you Africans in Finland wondering what is next for you!!

“Specially, I walked for you my parents, siblings and extended family in fulfilment of your dreams!

“Specially, I walked the stage for you my late sister Omoleye Olubamiji; and my late mentor Ayodele Olatunbosun.

“Today, I walked for my future husband and my unborn children who patiently waited for me to fulfil my dreams so that he can have a wife he will be proud of and they can have a role model to look up to.

“I walked for all immigrants and all young adults who strived everyday chasing their dreams!

“I walked in celebration of the unfailing love of my first and one truly true love, Jesus Christ, (in you I walk, in you I live, and in you I have had and will continue to have my being)!

“Be bold, be innovative, be different, be you, be everything you want to be; but remember to put God first!

“Let no man, upbringing, money, circumstance, colourism, past mistakes, institution, company, partner, background, let nothing tell you ‘you can’t do it.’

“Go smart! Go hard!! Go for Gold!!! Go with God!!! Just Get Going!!!!! #Grad2017 #PhDConvocation #UofS”
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Adenkama by Mmema(lyrics and download)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Uh uh ye, oh ye eh eh eh hei

Idara ke mben usok oo (I’m coming with joy)
Ekom ke mben usok oo (Thanksgiving is what I bring to you)
Esit ima ke mben usok oo (A heart filled with love is what I bring you)
Edem unek ke mben usok oo (A dance is what I bring you)
Adenkama Jehovah Adenkama (You’ve taken good care of me Jehovah, You have over pampered me) 2X

Idara ke mben usok oo (I’m bringing you joy and happiness)
Eno ima ke mben usok oo (A love offering is what I bring You)
Ubok eno eno ke mben usok oo (A hand full of gifts is what I’m bringing to You)
Mpo idara ke mben usok oo (Shouts of rejoicing is what I bring You)
Adenkama Jehovah Adenkama (You’ve taken good care of me Jehovah, You have over pampered me) 2X

You’ll be suprised what they said to me
You’re gonna fail, girl you are going too fast
But I ran with Your Word, cuz I trusted in You
Oh today, today the story has changed
Those who left me can now join the band of praisers
Those who mocked can now join me in praise
I am young but as I get older, I’ve never, never seen the righteous forsaken

If you ever meet doubters on your way,
Shove them aside, please go all the way up
I’m a testimony of grace, so you can be
One day it will be your turn, I’m sure you’ll get your turn.
It’s not your battle anyway, hold your peace God is fighting for you.
I am young but as I get older, I’ve never, never seen the righteous forsaken

Sia adu tiege nte owo etiede – Adenkama (Since You are not like a man – well done)
Sia adu mbete uduok Jehovah (Since You have not shoved me aside or abandoned me – well done)
Anam akpaniko asiak, usung uwem ooo (The sincere One, trustworthy, faithful one, the waymaker – well done)
Anyanga ayen uwene – atua owo mbom (The One who helps the poor and shows mercy)

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Start by starting

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Everyone on earth was created with at leat a deposit inside( a gift, a talent) No one was born empty yet lots of people are empty. Why?
Most people have not taken time to study, nurture and call forth the gifts that are hidden deep down.

There are so many things deep down in us crying out for expression. Some times we know these things but are too scared to venture into them. Why? ( Fear of failure)
The truth remains that failure isn't always the end of a thing. Failure when handled properly gives birth to huge success. How? (A wise person takes record of the things that lead to the previous failure and as such tries all that is possible to do better) I'm not saying "We must fail before we succeed but I'm only saying" even if we fail, we can only do it better)

What's keeping you from achieving that feat you marked somewhere?Dare! Start!

"FEAR" is a torment. It stops one from launching into the deep. It's better you start, make mistakes and adjust where necessary other than not trying at all.

Someone might ask "How do I start? The guidelines below can serve as a ladder.
Find answers to these questions and start by starting.

1. What are my abilities? What are the things I can do? Not necessarily the things you are VERY good at. Look out for all you can do. ( To know the things you can do, you can do a test by trying out different things. What you like doing unconsciously is a pointer e.g singing, writing, dancing, playing instruments, crafts.  You will be
able to find out the things you can do.

2.) Having discovered something, look for possible ways to make them grow. Fine-tune them. Keep adding values to them. Make up your mind to make them better.

3.) Doing it afraid won't be a bad idea. Let's take for instance. If you want to become a writer. Just write, you can meet reliable people who can help you edit what you've written. Just start

4.)Done neglect days of little beginning. Nothing just happen. People make things happen. A step at a time. One day, you will look back and see how far you've come. START BY STARTING. I WISH YOU THE BEST. SHARE TO INSPIRE SOMEONE.

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Rice flour: Skincare uses and benefits

Monday, October 09, 2017
Let's get started with the process of making rice flour. 
1. Wash rice in cold water. Wash twice.
2. Pour the washed rice into a bowl, add water. Water must cover the rice. Soak for a minimum of an hour. This enables the rice to soften and grinding becomes easier.
3. Sieve rice and pour into a cotton material that can absorb water. Dry rice for about 40 minutes. You can dry roast it( this helps to preserve it. 
4. Pour the rice into a blender. ( at this time, the rice is partly wet and partly dry)
Grind until rice becomes very fine in texture.
5. Pour into a sieve to remove bigger particles.( this can be put to the blender for re-grinding).
Once a fine flour is gotten. Your rice flour is ready.

Rice flour can be used for the following:

1. Rice flour can serve as thickener. For soups, stews.
2. Rice flour can be used to bake cakes
3. It can be used as as a skin exfoliator.
4. Brightens the skin too.

Benefits of rice flour
1. Rice flour has an anti ageing property
2. It absorbs oil and it's suitable for oily skin
3. It contains an anti inflammatory agent that smoothens and makes the skin fair naturally.
Would you try this out? Feel free to drop your comments.

Well done by Moriah Peters (lyrics+video +downloads)

Friday, October 06, 2017

Good music never fades. The first time I listened to Moriah Peters' song, I was glued to where I sat to listen to the song to the end. I'm very selective when it comes to what I give my ear time (my ears)...I didn't regret listening to her. See well done lyrics, video download. Relax and enjoy.


I'm headed down this narrow road
Chosen by the few
And all that I know is
You told me to follow You

I'm taking a risk and leaving it all
Not knowing what I'll go through
But I'm not alone
As long as I follow You

So when my life's a leap of faith
I can hear You say

Well done, well done
I'm gonna chase You, Lord
I'm gonna show the world Your love, woah
I'll run, I'll run
I'm gonna run this race
To hear You say well done

If people walk with me, talk with me, looking for truth
They're gonna find out soon
If they're following me then
They're gonna follow You

So let my life speak loud and clear
Lord, I wanna hear

Well done, well done
I'm gonna chase You, Lord
I'm gonna show the world Your love, woah
I'll run, I'll run
I'm gonna run this race
To hear You say well done

I'm so glad that I get to serve You, Lord
You're the only One I am living for, woah
I'm gonna run straight into your open arms
I'm gonna follow You with my all heart, woah, woah

Well done, well done
I'm gonna chase You, Lord
I'm gonna show the world Your love, woah
I'll run, I'll run
I'm gonna run this race
To hear You say well done

I'm gonna run this race
To hear You say well done

Well done

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Beautiful places in Dubai that you need to visit

Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Dubai miracle garden 
We all come to a point in our lives where we just want to get away from the busy schedules, the bustle and hustling nature of our immediate environment. We just want to go away, visit somewhere,  have some fun and enjoy moments of our life giving oneself the treat life deserves. It's good to give yourself a treat, spoil yourself with a lovely vacation, just travel and have some fun, see the other beautiful sides of nature and other culture.

One of such great places to go on a vacation is Dubai. Dubai is not only beautiful, it is affordable to visit. You can get Cheap flights to Dubai
Dubai is a city rich with lots of beautiful tourist spots  that you must see in your life time.
I will list a few places that you should consider visiting soon, so as to have a good time when on vacation, honeymoon or any of such. Dubai has got you covered.

Beautiful Places to visit in Dubai:

1) Bhurj Khalifa - This remains top in the list of places to visit while in Dubai

2) Dubai Aquarium - This is also a very lovely place to visit, where you get to see the underwater world. It is a major tourist destination.

3) Dubai Mall - It's a beautiful mall that also provides you entry to the Bhurj Khalifa and the Dubai Aquarium.
4) Dubai Creek - This is the beautiful water activities in Dubai

5)  Deira Market-  If you are looking for beautiful accessories and other gift items to buy for loved ones as gifts, then this is the place for you to go and get beautiful gift items.

There also lots of other activities that you can engage in Dubai, a good destination for a new couple who wants to enjoy their honeymoon and for couples who are looking for  romantic getaways . Whichever way you want to enjoy your holiday,  Dubai is the place for you.

The best part of all this is that it is very affordable to get the visa, hotel accommodation and to also book the various tour packages so as to have a fun time in Dubai.  Travelstart  offers amazing services.

Can you Imagine yourself already in Dubai having the fun you desire and deserve, seeing beautiful places, the beautiful architectural designs and how beautiful the city is at night?

 It is time to make that imagination of yours come to reality.

                     Photo credits:Flashydubai

He makes all things beautiful in HIS time

There are times in life we feel we ain't where we are meant to be. We feel we aren't moving with the speed we are supposed to move with. Don't be in a hurry to quit.

Do you feel alone? You are not alone. God is ever near. He is our ever present help in time of need. He still speaks to us. He hears us when we call. The problem most times is that our hearts are far from him( It's true) most times we only remember him in times  of distress.
I want to tell you that Loneliness is not always the lack of affection. Most people keep themselves away from shoulders that are willing to share in our pains because they want to be left alone. We just want to think and think of the things that aren't in place in our lives.

We are often carried away with the thoughts of things we haven't accomplished in life while forgetting to appreciate God for the ones He has done for us. Aww! Let's cultivate the habit of gratitude. We often ask" Who can fill the vacuum we feel in our hearts. Ingratitude can creep in subtly. Watch it!
Don't waste your time grumbling and murmuring for time is one of the most valued treasures, once lost its gone forever. Invest time in meaningful ventures. Are you confused about an issue?
Don't remain there Pray!

That was how I was sore vexed with life when I couldn't gain admission immediately after secondary school. The second time I wrote jamb, I told myself that I wasn't going to write jamb again. "NO WAY!Being learned is not by force. It mustn't be a do or die affair.

The year I gained admission into the high institution was a turning point in my life. Things were unraveling on their own accord. My head was ever ready to receive lectures. My antenna was so high that everything seemed like a replay of what I'd experienced before. Indeed I knew that was the perfect time for me. I appreciated God that He did it His way.

I didn't gain the admission when I wanted but God did it in His time to prove himself strong and show himself mighty.

What is that challenge you are going through? See, there's an expiration date for every challenge. Yes, you have to believe me. God's time isn't man's. He makes all things beautiful in His time. I don't know what you are believing God for. Though it tarry, wait for it. It must surely come.

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