Ada Verastic Is One Month Old + My Life Now

Look at my baby!

Ada Verastic is a month old already. Can you believe it? Neither can I! She turned one month on Friday and a couple days before, we went to see her doctor for her one month check up. I thought she would go there and display for the doctor by crying like we're pinching her - the way she usually does at home - but nope, she was a total angel. The doctor was so impressed by how quiet she was. I told her not to be impressed oh because Ada Verastic was merely putting on an award winning performance. Continue Reading

Happy Birthday To My Igwe Of Life

Igwe of Verastic

It's Igwe's birthday today, but it's different from all the other birthdays I have celebrated with him. This time, he's a daddy, and I am continuously entertained by his antics. Igwe is a dadzilla (and I'll blog about this later). I am so proud of who Igwe has become since we started this journey in 2010. He has grown so much and learned so much, and I couldn't  be happier that part of his change is because of me. I thank God everyday that I chose him. When Igwe started "pursuing" me, I could Continue Reading

About My Birthday (And What I Wore)


First, thank you so much for all the birthday love! I am so very grateful. You guys are the best, walahi. Now, let me tell you how my birthday went. This year, I decided to take pictures for my birthday because I had never done so before. So we took the pictures on Sunday (January 11th 2015), but we didn't calculate our moves very well. We went out there (Downtown Baltimore) all confidently like we we had our weather destiny in our hands. Wrong. It was so freaking cold! And to make it worse, it Continue Reading

My Birthday Wish List For 2015 Is Here!

Jimmy Choo by Jimmy Choo

Because I know that you have been desperately waiting for me to release my birthday wish list for 2015. I know you have been having sleepless nights and refusing to eat, drink, or breathe because you have been wondering, what on earth does Vera want for her birthday? Worry no more, the list is here. My birthday is coming up soon, on Wednesday, January 14th 2015. I was going to have a nice birthday party. I already booked the photographer and the DJ, and I made a payment for the hall. It was Continue Reading

Happy Birthday To The Love Of My Life, Igwe


It's Igwe's birthday. Woot, woot!!! I think I had a post in my head, but now that I'm sitting in front of the computer, I don't know what to write. I'm just very grateful that Igwe's birthday is here again. I'm grateful to God for keeping him, for watching over him, for protecting him, for blessing and favoring him. The past year has been tough, but again, thank God for favor. I got Igwe some gifts that I know he will just LOVE. I hid them, but not too much because remember Igwe never Continue Reading

Funmie’s Birthday In Pictures

Looking all drunk and stuff

Funmie's birthday was on Thursday, May 15th, and as usual, she did not plan anything. Igwe and I had a pretty busy day because we had to first attend Dayo's dinner in school - where we met the infamous Professor. We left dinner early - sometime close to 9pm, I think - and headed over to Funmie's house. We took cake, Moscato , disposable plates and cups, and a pair of gold shoes for Funmie. She specifically called me and told me that she wanted either gold or silver shoes. I found gold. When Continue Reading

My Birthday In Pictures – 2014

Birthday 2014

As you know, I ended up not having a birthday party as I was originally planning to do. For the actual birthday, I didn't want to do much of anything. I told Igwe that we should just go to The Cheesecake Factory and call it a night. We both love The Cheesecake Factory, and we go there so much that we don't even look at the menu before ordering. Before dinner, I first stopped at Toby's house. Toby is my little cousin and we share the same birthday. He was supposed to be born in April, but he Continue Reading

It’s My Birthday!!!

Happy birthday to me

This is like the weirdest birthday I have had. Unlike me, I have not even been obsessing over it --- like tweeting incessantly. Nope. I feel weird actually. Like, I'm glad it's my birthday, but apart from being grateful to God, I wonder how else I'm supposed to be feeling? I don't know about you, but I always reflect on my life on my birthday. I think about the things I have done, the things I want to do, the things I thought I would have done by now ... and that's pretty much what's Continue Reading

Do You Have To Invite Your Guest’s Plus 1?

My cake

Remember when I was wondering if I should parry or not? Or more like I had decided not to parry and I was looking for validation from you? Well, one of the things I was thinking about was my guest list. I had already made a list of people I was going to invite, and the list was longer than I wanted it to be, but I wasn't going to cut anyone off. However, for some of the people on my list, I was not planning on inviting their significant other - not because I did not know them, but because I do Continue Reading

My Birthday: To Parry Or Not To Parry

My cake

I don't even know if this is a real question because I think I already know the answer. So my birthday is in 12 days (January 14th. Who no know go know) and back in November, I decided that I would host a game night in my house.  The thing is, I never do anything for my birthday. I don't even buy myself gifts. The last time I did something for my birthday was two years ago, and that's because Igwe planned me a surprise birthday dinner [pictures included]. So for this year, the plan was to be Continue Reading