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

Happy Birthday To Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Birthday Girl

Yope. Yope. Yope. Hefery bodi hafta parry ... whoa whoa whoa. It's my birthday today, and I am too happy. As you can see, I even took the time to take pictures! This is something I've never done before. But there's always a first time, and today seems to be a perfect day. If I was still having my party, I would have used pink, black, and white balloons. But since the party won't be happening, I decided that I still deserve to have my balloons. I always put birthday posts for others where 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

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

My Weekend Recount: Solachi’s 30th Birthday

L to R: Funmie, Seun [Funmie's sister], Solachi, Me, and Aunt Oma

It's been a while since I did a weekend recount, I know. That's because nothing has really been happening. Either that or I don't take pictures at the event. Well, this weekend was a little better. Friday: I attended an engagement ceremony. Yorubas call this an Engagement. As an Igbo girl, it's more like a traditional wedding. But every time I call it a wedding, people ask me, 'what wedding?' So okay, I'm sticking to engagement then. I didn't take pictures at this wedding engagement, but I Continue Reading

It’s The First Lady’s Birthday … And She’s Now On Twitter!

First Lady, Michelle Obama

Yesterday, January 17th was the birthday of our First Lady, Michelle Obama, and she turned the big four-nine! Some less interesting people may call it forty-nine. I prefer four-nine. Meanwhile, she is now on Twitter. I had no idea that she was not on Twitter before. She also has a brand new hairstyle --- bangs. I like the hair on her - not that she cares - and I think it makes her look more youthful. Her Twitter account - @Flotus - will be managed by her office, and whenever she puts out a Continue Reading

It’s My Birthday!

I was about three or four, still in Russia

Yup!!! I'm a year older today. Normally, I'd do a long post of self reflection, but not today. Today, I just want to thank God for taking the extra time to create me. He has made me more beautiful than words can describe, and if He had given me the choice to decide what I wanted to look like, I would have never made myself this beautiful. I want to thank God for my life and for my health. I want to thank Him for the family he gave me; I did not choose them, but if I had a choice, I'd choose Continue Reading