Postpartum Lifesaver! Minimal Effort DIY for Guests – HOT DRINKS BAR!

Postpartum Lifesaver! Minimal Effort DIY for Guests – HOT DRINKS BAR!

So for those who don’t already know, I’m a proud Nigerian (*waves flag*), and will forever shout it from the rooftops! But as much as I love my culture and many of its traditions, one thing I was not looking forward to when pregnant, were the many visitors I knew we would have when the baby had arrived.

Now don’t get me wrong, I was very excited about everyone meeting baby girl, but three things in particular had me a little anxious:

1) Hosting guests whilst feeling extremely tired
2) Dealing with unsolicited advice
3) Feeding guests

and it’s point number three I’ll be addressing in this post.

Let me explain…

In Nigerian culture (as well as many others), serving food is a demonstration of care and wellbeing. Growing up my mum would ensure that even a guest who would only be visiting for 5 minutes, would at the very least have something to drink or snack on. So whilst I knew that most visitors would not expect food from a family with a newborn, I couldn’t quite get to grips with the idea of people visiting our home and essentially… fasting! Sounds far-fetched but that’s how I saw it!!!

So after several failed attempts at trying to remind myself that guests would not be expecting food, I came up with a solution that would give me the peace of mind I was searching for… A DIY HOT DRINKS BAR! – The perfect inexpensive self-serve and minimal effort answer to my prayers!

Here’s how I made it:

Prefer video? Be sure to watch my YouTube video (below) where you’ll see the drinks bar in action!

Serving Trolley – Amazon
Hot water dispenser (boils faster than a kettle!) – Amazon
1 0.5l Jar (holding milk pods) – Ikea
Milk Pods – Amazon
1 Glass Tumbler (holding hot chocolate & latte satchets) – Ikea
2 Spice jars (holding sprinkles & marshmallows) – Ikea
4 Spice jars (holding tea, coffee, sugar and teaspoons) – Ikea
Milk Heater/Frother – Amazon
Tea Cups – John Lewis
Saucers – John Lewis
Biscuit Jar – Amazon

My Positive Birth Story – Hypnobirth Experience!

My Positive Birth Story – Hypnobirth Experience!

9 weeks and 5 days postpartum, and I’m finally ready to share the details of one of the hardest but best days of my life. Without further a do, here goes my birth story!

Prefer video? Be sure to watch my YouTube video (below), where you’ll also catch a clip or two of me in labour!

 

At Home

On January 22nd (3 days before my due date) at 5:31 am, I woke up to a very uncomfortable cramping sensation in my stomach. I had watched enough labour and delivery videos, to know that period-like cramps are an indication of the onset of labour for many women, but I dismissed the cramp, went for the usual trip to the toilet, (gosh I don’t miss those!), and then tried to force myself back to sleep.

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Our Exciting News – I’m Pregnant!

Our Exciting News – I’m Pregnant!
Hey Family!

I can’t believe I’m finally sitting in front of my laptop and saying this but, I’m back!

It blows my mind to think that it’s been 9 months since I last updated the blog! I guess if you’re an avid social media user like myself, and have been following me there, it probably hasn’t felt like that long, but for my die-hard blog readers I definitely deserve to cover my face in shame.

Hopefully however, whilst you may agree that I’ve been naughty and MIA, you’ll also have caught on to the title of this post and our exciting news…

I’m Pregnant!!!

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My Natural Hair straightening routine – Wash day start to finish!

My Natural Hair straightening routine – Wash day start to finish!

Before I jump into today’s post, let me start off by doing things properly, and wishing you all a very Happy New Year! I know that we are well into the month of January, but I’m a huge believer in ‘better late than never’, so I hope you have a wonderful and joy filled year ahead, and I look forward to sharing all of the things I have in store for 2018!

If you aren’t subscribed to my YouTube channel, you may not have caught my first video of the year, where I share my first ever Natural Hair straightening routine. I aim to straighten my hair at the start of every New Year, so that I can do two things:

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Weekly Catch-Up: The storm before the calm

Weekly Catch-Up: The storm before the calm
Weekly Catch-Up

Another week another catch-up! And before you laugh at me, don’t worry, the title [though idiomatically incorrect], was written that way on purpose! *wink*

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