Car Wash : Remarkable Tips That Are Affordable Or Absolutely Free!

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The harmattan season is upon us and while it breaks my heart to be separated from my bed (and warm duvet) every morning, it certainly doesn’t help that my car is all white from the dusty love notes of the Sahara Desert. And bite me me if I’m going to pay any ‘mallam’ N500 on a daily to clean my car.

Enter my DIY alter ego. Mehn, like it or not, while I wait for my bath water to get hot, I pick up my bucket and a spare mop head (now dedicated to this purpose) and get to working. Washing my car every morning has saved me a lot of money and is a good work out strategy (for those mornings where I absolutely cannot exercise cos I hugged my duvet too long).

Okay, so I guess you get the point. Every now and then, you can take the car to a proper wash to clean your car (inside and all) but by jove, wash ya motor by yasef.

Okies, I’m done.

Ciao

Renah

Longing….My Love, My Life, My Art

My Love, My Life, My Art

I long to write every single time I stop by my blog. And if it’s any help, I stop by every. single. day.

I think it gives me some sense of accomplishment that I haven’t given up on my dreams and that soon, I’ll be reunited with Koltureshoq again.

So, just so you know, I think about you everyday. Every. Single. Day.

All my love,

Renah

2014 in review

The last 2-3 months have been very hectic and trying for me. This has affected my writing and I apologize for the silence. However, I’ve been a little active on Instagram @koltureshoq and  I’d be glad if you stop by every now and then.

I really have been thinking of a way to share a  summary of my blogging activities in 2014 but then I woke up this morning and found this mail from WordPress on my blog summary (as if they weren’t already awesome enough). Please go through the full report and I’d really appreciate your feedback in the comments section.

I’ll keep in touch more often. There’s loads of DIY tutorials coming through. By the way, I’ve opened a shop on Konga.com to retail awesome jewelry but I’ll probably include my handmade stuff soon enough. Pictures and links will be up shortly but if you can’t wait, go check out my Instagram page.

Thank you for visiting my blog, for your wonderful comments, for choosing my posts at link parties and for sticking with me even when I was relatively absent. I deeply appreciate it. Here’s to a great 2015 ahead!

Cheerios guys 😃

Love, Omo

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

My Pinterest DIY Board

Just found out I could embed stuff from Pinterest and decided to give it a try. I’m using my DIY projects board right now, but I’ll post other boards up soon enough.

 

 

Great huh? We learn along the way don’t we? 🙂

 

Love,

Omo

Talk To You Soon….

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Christmas is just around the corner….oh well, almost. As is my usual tradition, I go card shopping so I can share, in words, the joy and cheer of the season with the very many people in my life. Which means I have to buy very many cards; you know those that are sold in packs of 12 or 24. Well the problem with those kind of cards is that there are only 2 or 4 designs in a pack which means that at least 4 people in my office will get the same kind of card.  Kind of cold, isn’t it? Totally uncool. Wait, aren’t they opposites, cold and uncool? Oh sorry, I digress. Anyways for added warmth and that personal touch, I have to write in each and every one of about 50 – 70 cards. What? Phew!!! But its work that’s gotta be done.

 

While my illustration is a bit extreme, don’t you just hate the fact that the cards you buy for that special someone are just mass produced and very often, doesn’t capture the essence of the message you are trying to relay? Wouldn’t it be more fulfilling to give a card that says exactly how you feel? In addition to a gift of course; before you’ll do ‘alaroro’ and say I advised you to only give cards.

 

Enter Talk To You Soon (TTYSoon), an online personalized card service in Nigeria. You can pretty much do anything with this one guys. Wherever you are in the world, just customize your card, upload your message and/or image and you are good to go. TTYSoon will print your card and deliver free of charge  to your friend, mother, colleague, boss, sister-in-law, pastor, landlord (I’m sure you get the point).

 

No. I’m not being paid to advertize the service; so why am I doing this? I love technology and I love solutions. Even more, I love when technology has an affair with solution and they give birth to a bouncing baby idea. Especially an idea so simple and novel, you become jealous; jealous that you didn’t think about it first. And yes, I am jealous….sobs!

 

Moral of the story? While technology in Nigeria is currently in it infancy stage, it is fast learning to crawl and we need to be right there when it goes boom. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’ve been, there’s still an opportunity for us to be part of the digital age. As long as there are problems, there are opportunities and using technology as part of your solutions will lead to sometimes simple, yet mind-boggling innovations.

Day 7 #7daysofgratitude

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1.  I am thankful for life. 6 days ago when I started this challenge, I naturally assumed I was going to see day 7. But this is a gift not to be taken for granted because many people ‘slept’ within these 7 days and I’m not one of them. It’s not because of any good thing I did; it is His grace upon me and for that I am grateful. And I pray that while I still have life in me, I will do all I can to bring Him glory and be a benefit to mankind.

2.  I am thankful for the gift of giving; for it more blessed to give than to receive. If you are able to give, it is because are privileged to have something to give in the first place. You are therefore doing yourself a bigger favour in giving that the one being given. Get it?

Recently, my brother was filling up the generator with petrol using a funnel and I said to him, “I always want to be the funnel. I always want to be the conduit. Because the generator will always be filled with fuel; but blessed is the funnel that is used to fill the generator. It can never lack petrol”. Enough said.

 

3.  I am thankful that I even have so much to be thankful for. I would never have thought it possible to write 21 things for which I am grateful. And that’s the point of this exercise; to dig deep and appreciate all that has ever been to (or taken) from you.

My devotional today was on gratitude (perfect timing, right?) and it recounted the story of the 1 leper, out of 10, that went back to thank Jesus after being healed by Him. Were they excited? Yes. But wouldn’t it have been better if they realized how great a blessing they had received and had given thanks?