March 7th was the day.
Very cool and lovely weather.
A lot of planning, a bit of quarrel had gone into making this day a fun and successful day.
As usual and part of the etiquette of any shower, it was organized by the bride’s chief, maids and supported by few close friends of the bride.
We picked the Sunrise restaurant at Ikeja as our venue; it is a lovely chinese restaurant, loved the food, hehe!
We had memoirs sent to Princess, the chief brides maid and we each took turns to read a memoir written by someone else and the bride to be was to guess who wrote it……. i think i had the most romantic and heartfelt story to write amongst everyone….. yes :p
We had games and alot of advice to give our lovely friend Bimbo- Reni Smith, you can check out the video clips on my Instagram page @rhedruby
Now let the pictures do the talking
Just in case you missed my post on how to plan a bridal shower…. click here!
Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whore-mongers and adulterers God will judge.
I remember one day during my bible study; the study was on Job. I was certainly amazed of how God was telling the devil about a certain man- his ways and his heart for God.
I stopped to think that moment… Itunu! What does God think about you?
It has been over 3 months after the study on Job yet that question still resonates in my spirit. It would and should continue to resonate in my spirit…hehe!
Look at how God describes Job.
Job 1 verse 8. God said to Satan, “Have you noticed my friend Job? There’s no one quite like him—honest and true to his word, totally devoted to God and hating evil.”
If you study this chapter very well, God was boasting about Job. Remember how our parents talk to their friends about us; their children- how amazing we are at school work, or how we were the best at the school play or musical.
That is exactly what God was doing here!
Brings me to the topic…. can God vouch for you? for me?
The devil tries to tempt God’s children all the time, either based on our weakness or life circumstances.
Can God boldly say I KNOW Mary can’t ever drink even though tempted or persuaded by her friends.
Are our weakness(sinful habits) so overwhelming we cannot even vouch for ourselves, how much more God, lol!
The grace of God is not just available to forgive our sins but to prevent us from falling constantly into sin.
We all have/have had struggles but the grace of God and the power of salvation is available to deliver us.
I celebrate you all
Hope you had a fun-filled valentine’s day.
As you may have noticed, i have decided to make this a more versatile blog; so expect more posts and new categories springing up everyday!!! Hallelujah to Jesus! Lol!
I love food soo much and i think its time to share on recipes and my favourite meals with my amazing readers.
Cheechee Abang inspired me to start this section, Thank you Hun!
Let us get down to business. It is time to cook my version of “the simple fried rice”
RICE, COOKING OIL, CARROT, GREEN PEPPER, SWEET CORN, HOT DOG, ONIONS, CURRY POWDER, SALT, STOCK(I USED TURKEY STOCK) AND SEASONING CUBES
STIR PROPERLY, GET EVERYTHING MIXED IN WELL.
LEAVE TO COOK, YOU CAN ADD MORE WATER IF YOU FEEL THE NEED TO.
You can share on how you cook yours and more ingredients i can use for a very rich meal…i know of shrimps, spring onions, red pepper, kidney beans, liver, cabbage and crayfish.
Thank you guys for stopping by.
how have you all been?
It is very common in this part of the world for ladies to get pampered and spoilt this period…Valentine’s day.
Why not spoil your man? eh? yes? yaaaay!
So here are a few ideas and tips that could help you out.
- He must have said he is in need of something. Now is the time to get it for him as a gift! Try to find out the details and make him smile on that day. Be sure he has not gotten it already though.
- You know your man best, there are general things men like but your man may not like it and vice versa. Stay safe!
- Here are general things men like and you can get.
Clothing: This is the opportunity for you to get him something in our favourite colours. Remember my post on clothing colours for men right. Now is the perfect time, hehe!
Accessories– A classy man has on the right belt, shoes and wristwatch.
Food: I mean designed cakes, dessert or even a nice surprise lunch or dinner date
Perfume/Cologne: Scents just like clothing speak a lot about a man’s personality. A post to come on how to choose the right cologne. Till then just go for his favourite, lol or one of these.
Paco Rabbane- Intense, Giorgio Armani- Armani code, Ralph Lauren- Polo red, Beckham- Homme, Carolina Herrera– 212 VIP Men, Ferrari– Black, Versace- Versace Pour Homme, Paul Smith– Extreme, Dolce & Gabbana– Light blue pour homme
Gadgets/Phones/Video games: Men love cool gadgets.
Video games like The last of us Remastered- Play station 4
“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ “
If you know me well, you know I love t.v series a little bit too much; I go for the mentally stimulating like crime and investigative series.
I do a bit of drama, thriller and action too. I just love anything that can get me thinking and stimulated.
Not a sucker for romance; all that mushiness gets me sick, Lol!
Here are my favourites IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER and I think you should try them out too.
If you know any I could try, do tell!
Elementary is a CBS television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories with contemporary twists. It stars Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Watson.
Devious Maids follows five maids who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills, but have ambitions and dreams of their own. The show stars Ana Ortiz (Marisol Duarte), Dania Ramirez (Rosie Falta), Roselyn Sanchez (Carmen Luna) Judy Reyes (Zoila Diaz) and Edy Ganem (Valentina Diaz) and is co-executive produced by Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria.
CSI is an innovative, new type of crime drama because the characters use cutting-edge forensic tools to examine the evidence to solve the case. Rather than a ‘whodunnit’ cop show (investigating witnesses/suspects), CSI explores the ‘howdunnit’. CSI has been the number one scripted series in the Neilsen ratings for four years running. In 2007 nearly 84 million people watched CSI, making it the most watched show in the world.
YOU ARE NOT WATCHING IT BECAUSE?????????
My all time favourite! The best in the world, lol!
Meet Richard Castle, a successful murder-mystery writer who just killed off his main character. The show is produced by ABC Studios and Beacon Television. ABC debuted the show on March 9, 2009.
This show is like a part of my life, lool! It combines family life with great and intelligent crime stories. Has a good touch of comedy and romance as well. It is everything in one. You ought to watch!
An FBI fugitive, Raymond “Red” Reddington (Spader), joins the FBI in an attempt to work together and bring down criminals and terrorists. After their first victory, a list of dangerous but unknown criminals is revealed by Red. With the help of a rookie FBI profiler, Red will work to eliminate all those in “The List”.
Created by writer/producers Chuck Lorre (of Two and a Half Men) and Bill Prady (of Gilmore Girls) comes The Big Bang Theory.
This is the funniest I have on my list and I believe the funniest amongst top rated series airing now. Breathe of fresh air.
Theme Song is “The History of Everything” by Barenaked Ladies
This BET series began as a movie before transitioning to a full-time series. It focuses on a woman- Gabrielle Union as MaryJane Paul with a successful professional life and less than successful personal life.
I like this series because it just exposes the life of the typical successful black American woman and how they find it hard to get a man( husband). Wish I could help them 😦 :p Emotionally that is! :d
NBC’s Crisis is a new drama about a school bus of teenagers getting kidnapped by a well armed and seemingly well organised group, but these teenagers aren’t just any old random group of hormonal young adults, no, they are the offspring of some of Americas most influential people, including the son of the POTUS.
Flashpoint is an emotional journey following the lives of members of the SRU (Strategic Response Unit) as they solve hostage situations, bust gangs, and defuse bombs. They work by utilizing their training to get inside the heads of these people in order to make them reach their breaking point (aka their flashpoint)
Detective Jake Peralta has a light-hearted approach to crime, but things change when he gets a new by-the-book boss.
This has a very silly yet humorous twist to it. The very seemingly foolish way the cops catch criminals is what I love most about it. Hehe!
Poppy Montgomery stars as an NYPD detective who has a medical condition that gives her the ability to remember everything. How amazing is that? Love, love, love this but unfortunately it stopped airing after the first season 😦
Yes I still watch this! *tongue out*. Come on, Will Smith did an amazing job; every episode is super hilarious.
I recently got this from a colleague at work and I absolutely love it.
It is about a NYC Medical Examiner Dr. Henry Morgan who has a secret, one that only he and his best friend/confidant Abe know. He studies the dead to solve criminal cases, but cannot find the answer to his own immortality for 200 years. His new partner, Detective Jo Martinez, is very impressed by his remarkable observation skills. Forever is written and executive-produced by Matt Miller. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Lin Pictures.
A suspense-driven legal thriller about a defense attorney named Professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) and the four students from her class that she calls “How to Get Away with Murder,” who begin working together in her legal office. It doesn’t take long for them to get wrapped up in a world of sex, secrets, lies, drugs, and a murder plot that will begin to shake the very ground on which they stand.
A gripping psychological thriller that revolves around a pair of L.A.P.D Threat Management Unit detectives who handle stalking incidents.
Others on my sub list;
The Michael J.fox show
Jane by design
Switched at birth
http://www.tv.com, http://www.digitalspy.com, http://www.rickey.org, pages.vassar.edu, cdn.media.abc, http://www.fanart.tv, http://www.moviepilot.com, ohmymag.com, fanpop.com, http://www.zanda.com, d.christiantoday.com, http://www.huffingtopost.com, http://www.tvgoogness.com, neforma.co.ua, http://www.variety.com, http://www.eyloiz.com, oohlalablog.com, tvfortherestofus.com
……unto us a child is born….unto us a son is given
A virgin shall bear a child Matthew 1:23
Jesus Christ was born to give us a rebirth, a regeneration and a brand new lifestyle.
We also understand that since God gave us His only son.. John 3 and verse 16, showed and gave us love; we ought to show that love to people around us.
This love ought to be the love of Christ and how can you possibly give what you do not have!?
Some others see the season as a time to go wild partying or ‘grooving’ but fail to realise that it is a time to celebrate Jesus Christ. This period should reflect Christ more in us.
The life that Christ came to give is one not conformed to the world, it is the pure and sanctified; solely chasing after Him.From Heartz for Jesus….here is a Merry Christmas to all… it is our prayer that Christmas brings you to loving and serving Christ alone.
I celebrate you.
Isaiah 9 verse 6 in THE MESSAGE TRANSLATION
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. For those who lived in a land of deep shadows— light! sunbursts of light! You repopulated the nation, you expanded its joy. Oh, they’re so glad in your presence! Festival joy! The joy of a great celebration, sharing rich gifts and warm greetings. The abuse of oppressors and cruelty of tyrants— all their whips and cudgels and curses— Is gone, done away with, a deliverance as surprising and sudden as Gideon’s old victory over Midian. The boots of all those invading troops, along with their shirts soaked with innocent blood, Will be piled in a heap and burned, a fire that will burn for days! For a child has been born—for us! the gift of a son—for us! He’ll take over the running of the world. His names will be: Amazing Counselor, Strong God, Eternal Father, Prince of Wholeness. His ruling authority will grow, and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings. He’ll rule from the historic David throne over that promised kingdom. He’ll put that kingdom on a firm footing and keep it going With fair dealing and right living, beginning now and lasting always. The zeal of God -of-the-Angel-Armies will do all this.
I seem to be on blogging fire this past week.*hides*
This post would be in two parts and I promise to put up my next list as soon as possible. I don’t mean to undermine those in the other list but I cannot put everyone in one post.
FIRST ON MY LIST IS…………………………………………………..
Owned by Amiela Razzaq. Amiela (pronounced Ah-mee-lah) is from Trinadad and Tobago, she is a wife and mother of two kids. If I didn’t pick her, it would definitely have been Bastian, was a tough one but here we are.
In October with assistance from Buntricia Bastian she launched her own make-up line ‘Think Pinke Cosmetics’ which features brushes, concealers, lip liners, lipsticks, lip glosses and a wide range of bright and neon eye shadows.
For her work, I am obsessed with her eye shadow application! I say GAME ON POINT!!!!!. Her general makeup work is simply exquisite. no words! just pure love!
DANESSA FOR I MAKE YOU BEAUTIFUL: She was forced to start a new career due to corporate downsizing, she decided to take her hobby of experimenting with makeup and turn it into a career; great decision imust say.
Her work is clean, very unique. She has had the opportunity to work with a broad clientele of beauty, hair or music companies for print, web, television and trade show productions. With over 15 years experience in the industry and a reputation as an internationally renowned artist, she has published two books and over a dozen training DVDs.
JOYCE JACOB BEAUTY-JJB;
Owned by Joyce Jacobs whose clientele include Millen Magese, Tiwa Savage, Funke Akindele, Tonto Dikeh, Lloyd Banks, Wiz Kahlifah and Wizkid.
With an eye for subtle makeup detail and an alluring countenance, Joyce Jacob started her career in 2009 and has since become one of the most sought-out makeup artistes in the Nigerian Fashion & Entertainment Industry.
I love the Simplicity of her works and I HAVE A preference FOR HER EDITORIAL LOOKS!
BEAUTYBYJJ: Owned by Jennie Jenkins, I call her the queen of beauty vlogging and “Youtuber extraordinaire”. She is based in London and is definitely your go to beauty video blogger.
MORE TO COME IN THE NEXT POST.