Start Reading!

Education doesn’t end in the classroom. The month of April is almost over. What book are you currently reading? So for me, I am reading “Through The Eyes Of A Lion” by Levi Lusko. He shared his testimony while I attended Hillsong Church. It was a blessing and it led me to purchase his book immediately. I bought his book in November 2016 and I’m now reading it. Why? Well I was in college. Though I read while in college, I didn’t get to read this precious book. I’m almost finished. It’s a sad book but yet contains so many nuggets. The books enlisted are the ones I’ve read for the past three months. I’m getting my book ready for the Month of May. God is doing a new thing. My word for this year is Consistency. I will stay focused and not lose sight of what God is doing in my life and around me. It’s very important for us to read. There’s always something to learn when we expand our horizons. You learn so much through other people’s experiences. You don’t always have to wait to be in the situation to have knowledge on how to approach it. There are people who have been through the trials we have faced. They don’t write to share their experiences just for the sake of it. They write to help us when we are also faced with a similar trial. Many times, we can take reading for granted. We don’t value it. If it’s not a requirement for a college assignment, we don’t consider it to be a priority. As a child, my father would always take us to the library to pick up a book. He always taught me the importance of having a dictionary. When you don’t understand a word, look in the dictionary. When you read, you enhance your vocabulary. Though, I don’t always pick up a dictionary, I google the word to get the meaning. I admit that they have been times when I just overlook the word but for the most part, I carry the words my father taught me as a child. So my suggestion for you today is consider reading a book every month, If you haven’t started, it’s not too late. Look for a book on Amazon or pick up a book at your library. Join the fun and adventure :).

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Feel free to leave any book recommendations for me. Jesus loves you. Have a lovely day 🙂



Learn To Cook


Learn to cook. Your mother and father won’t always be there. Don’t wait for someone to prepare a meal for you. You were blessed with hands that can do the work. If you want to eat, be prepared to cook what your mouth is hungry for. A farmer doesn’t wait for anyone to plant the seed. He does his part. He waters his own and blesses the village with the fruit of his labor. Ladies, learn to cook. Men, learn to cook. My mother always says as a man it’s good to learn to cook so that no woman will bluff you. There’s no excuse in this day and age. There are so many resources out there for you to learn unless you are lazy. Your laziness will not feed you . You will find yourself ordering food always. Start now and you will get somewhere. My mother always say “cooking is art. Your food is not perfect. There’s always something to learn. When you go to someone’s house and they are making stew, learn from them. If you like their version add what you learn to your own. Don’t think those who are chef’s today didn’t start somewhere.” Cooking is a journey of creating, experimenting and learning. If you don’t know how to cook, I hope you learn. Start by looking at Youtube videos, watch your mother cook or even take cooking classes. Below are a few dishes I’ve prepared and captured. 




  1. Chicken Alfredo (Before the sauce was added)
  2. Seasoned Chicken for the Alfredo
  3. Plantain Chips
  4. Pineapples
  5. Chicken, Spinach/Mushroom Pasta
  6. Eggs
  7. Chicken Light Soup With Spinach
  8. Spinach Stew
  9. Barbeque Chicken
  10. Pie (Before Going Inside The Oven)
  11. Pie (Finished Product)
  12. Kenkey (Preparation)
  13. Kenkey (Finished Product)
  14. Waakye (On Stove)
  15. Gari Foto
  16. Waakye (Finished Product)
  17. Plantains (Preparation)
  18. Plantains (Finished Product)
  19. Waakye + Oxtail Stew + Fried Plantains + Gari Foto




Eat Right!

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Are you one of those people who find it difficult to buy what you have on your list? Do you find yourself spending much more than your budget? 

I’m pretty sure we have all heard the saying “what you eat is what you are”. A lot of times when we go to the grocery store, we tend to buy junk and later on regret it. We consume foods that are unhealthy but wonder why we are gaining weight and etc. One tip I always give when it comes to grocery shopping is always ask yourself this question

1. Do I need what I am purchasing?

2. When am I going to use it?

3. Is it part of my budget?

When you get in the habit of asking yourself these simple questions, it will help you in making a wise decision. It’s not everything that you see that you have to buy. I know I don’t always look at the ingredients of the food but that’s something that I need to start doing. What we consume later on affects us. You can treat yourself once in a while. It’s not everyday that you go to the grocery store that you have to buy that chips or candy. As as know, money don’t grow on trees. It’s hard for money to come by these days, so if you don’t need something, look at it and walk away. If there’s an ingredient that’s hard to pronounce, then honey child that food is not something you want to consume. I used to love Cheez-It. When I tell you I loved it, you will be surprised. I can eat four small bags of Cheez-It like it was my life. Until that very day, I went to my internship and one of the ladies told me that Cheez-It’s aren’t good. So I researched and the post I came across made it clear to me. From that very day, I stopped eating Cheez-It. So in this post, I will list the categories when it comes to grocery shopping. Also, if you find it difficult to cook up a meal, look at recipes on youtube or simply just type what you want to make and there will be loads of recipes that will show up.


  1. Fresh vegetables
  2. Fresh fruits
  3. Spices & herbs
  4. Beverages
  5. Baby stuff
  6. Seafood
  7. Meat
  8. Dairy
  9. Personal care
  10. Cleaning products
  11. Snacks
  12. Paper/Plastic

Picture Credit: NeonBrand, Sonja Langford, Peter Wendt.

Until next time, eat well and take care of yourself. Jesus loves you 🙂



African Fabric Stores

Picture I took while in Ghana 🇬🇭

Are you in love with African Fabrics but don’t know where to purchase the fabric? I don’t know about you but I know I love me some African Fabrics. If I can have a closet full of clothes, I will have one tailored to just African clothes. So in today’s blog post, I will be sharing with you all where you can purchase African Fabrics in New York City. These are a few places I love. If I visit anymore places, I will share but for now these are the best places for great deals.

Blikis African Fabric

47 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001

AKN Fabrics INC

1239 Broadway #507, New York, NY 10001

Yara African Fabric

2 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

Holland Textiles

3037 Third Ave, Bronx, NY 10455

African Fabrics Depot

11 E 183rd St, Bronx, NY 10453

OWA African Market

1666 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11207

Fabrics USA Inc.

344 W 38th St Suite# 503, New York, NY 10018

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you found this post helpful. Until next time, stay blessed & lovely 🙂
With love,

Happy Independence Ghana

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Happy Independence Day to all my Ghanaians all around the world. I hope all of you are enjoying this day. There is so many things I love about Ghana. In this blog post, I will share some thing I love/dislike about Ghana. First off, I love the hospitality of my people. People are very friendly and helpful for the most part. Second, I love our culture/food. Let’s not even start with all the finger licking foods. You will eat and be licking your fingers. The taste of fufu and fresh light soup with chicken on the side. Some waakye with stew/boiled eggs/fiend plantains/talia and shito (pepper). Of course some jollof rice with rich salad/chicken. When it comes to the food, hands down yummy to the yummy. You won’t get tired of trying new delicacies. When it comes to what I don’t like about Ghana from visitation, the gutters and the government. The smell of the gutters is displeasing. You can be walking about 10 minutes and you can smell the gutters from afar. Yes, every country has it’s own issues but this is something that can be fixed. There is no reason why feces/urine should be thrown into the gutters. This is all part of sanitation but I don’t blame them much because it’s due to lack of education. You won’t go to another country and do that but when you return to your own land, you don’t apply what you learned because your accustomed to that behavior. When it comes to the government , there’s so many things that can be done. It saddens me to see student complete University but yet still can’t find a job. The rich are getting richer and the poor are selling peanuts on the roadside to make ends meet. Ghana is a beautiful country. Inasmuch as there’s improvement that needs to be made, it’s still a peaceful country. It brought be so much joy to simply see children walk around the block having fun. People are struggling but the joy they have is so unexplainable. Home sweet Home. Oh how did I forget about the blazing heat? Chai, it’s so hot in Ghana. Charle it’s no joke at all. If you have air condition in your house, you are blessed. The heat will have you taking a shower at least three times. Pants sticking to your thighs, sweat upon sweat after walking a long while. Besides that, Ghana is sweet. You will enjoy it. If you can go to Ghana this year, go. There is so much to experience in one trip.

Akan Names

Sunday: Kwesi, Siisi, Akwasi, Kosi;
Akosi, Akosiwa, Así, Esi, Kwasiba.

Monday: Kwadwó, Adwoa, Kodjó, Kojo, Jojo, Cudjoe;
Adjua, Ajwoba, Adjoa, Adjowa

Tuesday: Kwabená, Abena, Komlá, Komlã, Komlan, Kabenla Kobby, Ebo, Kobi, Kobina

Wednesday: Koku, Kokou, Kweku, kaku, Kuuku;
Akú, Ekua, Akua, Kwaku

Thursday: Yaw, Yao, Yaba, Yawo, Ekow, Kow, Kwaw;
Ayawa, Baaba, Yaaba, Aba, Yaa

Friday: Kofí, Afua, Koffi, Fiifi, Yoofi

Saturday: Ato, Kwami, Kuwame, Kwamena, Kwamina, Komi;
Ame, Ami, Amba, Ameyo, Kwame, Ama, Amma

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Until next time, stay lovely 🙂












Home Essentials 102

Two white tables joined together in a clean white room with a sofa

Right back at it. Today’s focus will be on the Bedroom/living room area/miscellaneous parts of our homes.

Bedroom Essentials:

  1. Pillows
  2. Bed
  3. Lamp
  4. Curtains
  5. Air Refreshner
  6. Sheets/Comforter
  7. Alarm Clock
  8. Mirror
  9. Chair/Desk
  10. Hangers
  11. Mattress Pad
  12. Flashlight
  13. Extension Cord
  14. Teddy Bears
  15. Slippers
  16. Picture Frames
  17. Light Bulbs
  18. Dust Pan
  19. Carpet
  20. Floor Mat
  21. Tissue Box
  22. Telephone
  23. Television
  24. Books/Magazines
  25. Lotion

Living Room Essentials

  1. Sofa
  2. Curtains
  3. Wall Art
  4. Framed Pictures
  5. Statement Rug
  6. Cushions/Pillows
  7. Table Lamp
  8. Television/Stand
  9. DVD Players
  10. Telephone
  11. Plants
  12. Computer
  13. Coat Rack
  14. Drapes
  15. Cable Box
  16. Movies
  17. Blankets
  18. Wall Decor
  19. Candles
  20. Vacuum

PC: Breather

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope this post was helpful to you. Until next time, stay blessed & lovely 🙂




Home Essentials 101


Have you moved to your new apartment but don’t know what to buy for your new space? Well then, this blog post is for someone like you. First off, congratulations on moving in. In today’s post, we’ll be focusing on the essentials for the kitchen and bathroom. If that’s alright with you, let’s get right to unpacking.

Bathroom Essentials:

  1. Bath towels
  2. Carpet/Rug
  3. Toothbrush (Holder)
  4. Tooth Paste
  5.  Shower Curtain/Hooks
  6. Trash Can
  7. Bath mat
  8. Bath Soap
  9. Lotion
  10. Gloves
  11. Nail Clipper
  12. Band-Aid
  13. Good Lightening
  14. Shampoo/Conditioner
  15. Lysol Wipes
  16. All Purpose Cleaner (Ajax, Bleach)
  17. Plunger
  18. First Aid Kit
  19. Toilet Tissue Holder
  20. Toilet Brush
  21. Tiles Spray
  22. Bath Scrubber
  23. Razor
  24. Bath Robe
  25. Slippers
  26. Deodorant
  27. Air Refreshner
  28. Sponge or Loafer
  29. Hand Wash
  30. Wash Cloths
  31. Swabs (Q-Tips)
  32. MouthWash
  33. Broom
  34. Back Brush
  35. Hair Dryer
  36. Towel Holder
  37. Pain Reliever (Advil Liquid Gel/Tylenol)
  38. Mirrors
  39. Face Scrub
  40. Sponge Holder (Caddy)

Kitchen Essentials

  1. Paper Towel Holder
  2. Blender
  3. Utensils
  4. Whisk/Spatula
  5. Trash Can
  6. Measuring Cup
  7. Plates/Bowls
  8. Kettle
  9. Zip Loc Bags
  10. Plastic Bags
  11. Hand Mixer
  12. Microwave
  13. Toaster / Toaster Oven
  14. Dishrack
  15. Dish Towels
  16. Sponge / Sponge Holder
  17. Ice Cube Tray
  18. Water Pitcher & Filters (Brita)
  19. Potato Peeler
  20. Beverage Opener/Corkscrew
  21. Can Opener
  22. Hand Towels
  23. Oven / Fridge
  24. Fridge
  25. Sauce Pans/ Omelet Pan
  26. Plastic bowls/utensils
  27. Magic Bullet (Smoothie Blender)
  28. Cutting boards
  29. Aluminum foil/Wax paper,
  30. Plastic Wrap/Parchment paper
  31. Oven Mitts
  32. Mugs/Placement Mats
  33. Coffee Maker
  34. Spices (Marinate that chicken)
  35. Napkins
  36. Coasters
  37. Table/Chairs
  38. Dish Soap
  39. Snacks/Food
  40. Broom/Mop


Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you find this blog post helpful. Until next time, stay blessed & lovely 🙂