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What are my favourite hobbies? -Day7

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Photos by Me

What are my favourite hobbies?

Uhmmm, first I would say sleeeeeepp!

So when I go all ‘TGIF!!!’ just know I’m about to bond with my bed 😀

Well of course, I have other hobbies .

My favourite hobbies are:

  1. Watching movies-I really love movies cos they take you outta reality into a world of endless possibilities
  2. Dancing- a lot of friends don’t agree with my dance skills but it doesn’t stop me from dancing in front of my mirror every other night 😛
  3. Do it yourself (DIY)-this includes cut-out t-shirts and other creative stuff I do to some of my old shirts. It also covers redesigning of jewelry pieces to suit my dynamic taste.

    A heart shaped cut-out of my NYSC t-shirt
    A heart shaped cut-out of my NYSC t-shirt
  4. Photography! (especially pictures of myself- that’s right, I’m a selfie-queen 😀 ) I also love taking pictures of every other thing that looks beautiful.
  5. Hairstyling! I really love styling my hair and taking loads of pictures afterwards (I should have a youtube channel for that) 😛

    Hairstyles by M.
    Hairstyles by M.
  6. Writing (obviously! ) I love writing-especially journaling. I have a stash of journals I’ll show much later 😉
  7. Cycling- this might be the only outdoor activity in the list but just give me a bike and I’ll be as excited as a teen on her first date 😀

Way to spend a down time?

Well, I’m not much of the outgoing type so I seek activities that keep me in my comfort zone-my room. Watching movies with a bowl of ice cream always does the trick for me when I’m facing a downtime. Of course the movie has to be a romcom with beautiful and happy endings (I don’t get why I should watch tragic endings when the world is already full of that)

Shopping with friends is another lovely way of spending a downtime (except the downtime affects my wallet as well *sobs*). I always say shopping is the best therapy-there’s nothing a new pair of shoes and dresses can’t fix 😉

Photo Credit: shumilamalik5.wordpress.com
Photo Credit: shumilamalik5.wordpress.com

Fooood! 😀 There has to be food in the mix when I’m facing a downtime –definitely something sweet, creamy, fluffy, anything that caresses my taste buds and teases the pallets…hehe (I can be a foodie like that) 😛

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Photos by me

Your turn…

What are your favourite hobbies and how do you spend a down time? Please share!

Day 7 down, 24 more to go!

Way to go!

Happy weekend guys! 😀

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Weekend Specials

Hey guys!

I haven’t blogged in a while and I feel so bad 😦 😦 😦

I have been looking for something big and beautiful to write but nothing has come to mind.

But then I got the inspiration to start Live Series where I write about my everyday life with or without the big explosive moments.

I hope you enjoy this.

For the past three weekends, I have been exploring my cooking skills.

First Weekend 

I made Strawberry yogurt smoothie with banana and strawberry toppings. Along with fresh fruits. Yummy!

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law- Gal 5:22-23

Second Weekend

I made fun pink pancakes for breakfast alongside a cup of chocolate drink. I love colors and having my food colored is super cool! Thanks to a friend who gave me the recipe.

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 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength- Neh 8:10

Third Weekend

I made jollof rice, peppered beef and fried plantain. This was an anniversary meal for my sister and brother inlaw and thankfully they loved it!

I’m so proud of this meal because I’m quite a lazy cook; I don’t like cooking all the time but whenever I do, I’m all in 😀 😀 I know I should be more consistent with these things I take as mere hobbies. And so should you! What are those things you do with ease and take as mere hobbies? Why not use them to bless the world around you?

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Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men- Prov 22:29

Well, that’s what went on for the past three weeks I went MIA. By God’s grace I will be more consistent no matter how short the post is…I know there would be an inspiring message in there somewhere to help you live a victorious life.

Lemme get back to work, my lunch break is over *sobs*

Have a blessed day!

© Mfon Etuk, 2015

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From Boredom to Creativity

Hello!

So, I’ve been really bored lately. As most people would say ‘I’m in between jobs’ (Lol). Anyways there is this familiar saying that ‘an idle mind is the devil’s workshop’ and I’m like ‘hell no! I can’t be the devil’s toolbox not to think of being his workshop! I began to think of what to do, creative things that wouldn’t leave me bored. I had earlier started the DIY (Do It Yourself) cut out tees and I discovered I was running out of t-shirts to turn into tank tops. So I came up with hairstyling.

CUT OUT TEES
Hairstyling is something I really love but can’t do so well-at least not yet (most of my friends are scared of allowing me make their hairs!) oh well, I may not be good at fixing weaves on or braiding perfectly, but I’m good at styling! I use my imaginations to draw up the style I want with the use of hair pins and clips. I get a specific style and let the hairdresser know exactly what I want.
This hot afternoon after reading the word, doing my chores, I got bored and decided to quickly find something to do. So I styled my natural hair into very common hairstyles that most people know and do but hardly with their natural hair (don’t ask me why 😀  ). These are the styles I came up with! The Mohawk and Beiber look were not my finest though! Hahaha.
HAIRSTYLES
Day two of not having anywhere to go, or anything to do. I thought of another thing I like and that’s accessorizing. My favorite accessories are the neck pieces! I could spend a whole lot of money of neck pieces and I’m trying to put a check on that. Well, I went through my collection and found some old neck pieces that I hadn’t used in a long while. My brain quickly started figuring out what to do with them. I got my tools ready and started working. I first made a bracelet and a single chain piece. Then I remembered I had a longer chain piece that was meant to be a bag handle (that I don’t use anymore as well). I picked it and turned it into a two-layer neck piece. Hmmm, I was already in the zone! I went on to add chains to a cloth pendant which had been discarded earlier and on and on I went. These are the ones I made.
MY REFORMED NECK PIECES
It may sound really lame or stupid to be doing all of these but as I frequently tell my friends ‘boredom gives birth to innovation’. However, boredom also gives birth to crackheads, sluts, drunkards as well as depression, addictions, and the like. So if you aren’t doing something, better start doing it now! It may look childish and dumb at first but keep at it till you reach perfection. It is my desire that you live a fabulous life!
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© Mfon Etuk, 2014
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