Its my Birthday!!

You only live once said a great person…..

It has been really an incredible year, I look back on my 20’s and I feel like i did OK, still pushing forward, loving myself more, growing into a better person everyday without boundaries and living a life i would one day look back on and smile…

What do you typical do on your birthday?? I prayed, reflected and thanked my self for been awesome. will be having lunch with a few of my besties at the cheese cake factory with my baby of course.

Regrets (Pregnancy Edition)

Now I know better….

About a year ago today I was in denial about me possibly been pregnant. I was supposed to get my period on the 30th of January 2018 and I just came back from Colombia so I was like maybe my system is readjusting to all the fun I had back in Colombia, well now I know for a fact that wasn’t the case. LOL

There is something your first! it teaches you more than you can imagine, First break up, first love, first trip oversea etc.. After I came out of my denial phase I start researching about everything pregnancy like I didn’t know anything prior. I was a mess, I started worrying which when looking back at I shouldn’t have. I worried because myself and my now husband are in a long distance relationship plus most of our families are back home in Africa, so basically I was by myself all through I was pregnant and due to immigration reasons, my husband couldn’t be with me at the same time I was processing a visiting visa for my mom. Seeing how everything turned out I should have probably planned better instead of worrying. Don’t get me wrong some level of worry comes with the situation but I wasted too much time plus I was also faced with the housing situation. I felt like I was going to choke at any time.

For any mom to be reading this blog, don’t rely on youtube a 100% for your information, its all entertainment, “vlogger” trying to get clicks and views will say almost anything, I made that mistake and it intensified my worries even more. My mom just left back to Nigeria after spending 4months and a week with us, now I’m by myself but have a good idea about caring for a baby and managing time – still learning the ropes of course. I still worry but instead, I concentrate on finding a solution.

The smile on his face sends my worries out of town…

My Winter snacks

Since I’m home all winter taking care of my newborn and getting used to motherhood some of the pecks are having some downtime depending on how much your baby lets you have. I try to joggle between his short naps and take advantage of them to try out some yummy recipes.

In this case, I did some Meat pies and puff puff. These are Nigerian snack and are commonly found on the street before now I have never tried making puff puff but I had done meat pie in the recent past. Even though I am trying to lose the baby weight I prefer a homemade meal or in this case snack and since its winter here I don’t have the luxury of going out as much due to the cold so I tend to get creative in the kitchen.

Here is a picture of my puff puff-

It missing the circular bouncy shape but still tastes delicious

The recipe to this yumminess are all over the internet and on Youtube but if you still want to know what I used and didn’t use in mine let me know so I can blog about it. What are some of your favorite snacks to munch on? Do let me know in the comments..

Xoxo….

Binge on …Netflix

Now that we are well into the new years and gone back to our usual business, at least most of us. I wanted to share some of the things I have been up to. For starters I’m trying to get some type of routine with a newborn baby around it so different…… but also enjoying my maternity leave. Here in Canada, we have the option of taking a year or 2 years off work, I settled for a year, ask me how I feel in another 3 months.

With my mom around helping me with the baby I get to go out with friends, have some me time even if its an hour and just chill. I catch some new movies on Netflix last week. Lion Heart by Genevieve Nnaji and El Ganador by Nicky Jam. Listennnnnn, I don’t know if its the cold winter and a cup of hot chocolate that made me enjoy these movies more or the fact that they are actually really good movies. Let me start with Lion Heart.

Lion Heart premiered at Tiff

Lion Heart was created by Nigerian actress and producer (Genevive) and trust me when I say the movie resonated with me in every way possible, The character Ada- I could relate with her struggles, her role as the 1st daughter and her ambition. I am trying not to give any spoilers but if after this post you take time out to watch the movie and don’t like it then I have failed you. The script was well acted out I thought, the transition was done nicely, I can go on and on but I see why Netflix bought the movie.

El Ganador was shot in Mexico, Colombia, New York and Puerto Rico

Now to Nicky Jam’s El Ganador, I find this doc-series informative as Reggaeton artist Nicky Jam takes us through his journey, growing up in the States and in Puerto Rico, his struggle with drugs and his rebirth. Its a 13 episode and features Nicky Jam himself. I particularly fall in love with this series because I lived in Colombia for 2 years plus and that was how I first found out about reggaeton music and artist such as J balvin, Daddy Yankee etc. from then on I fall in love with Nicky’s music hence why also because I have 1st hand seen what drug addiction does to people so I was particularly interested in his story. You might say who has time for a 13 episode series well that’s what I said initially but I got hooked after seeing 2 episodes and finished it overnight. Thankfully my baby was sound asleep.

Let me know what you think about these movies if you decide to see them please and what do you recommend on Netflix so I can Binge watch.

Happy New Years!!!

I remember going into 2018, I was at a friend’s house in Bogota Colombia, watching the New year’s countdown with my boyfriend and her husband. My vision board was packed with all I wanted to achieve since I was almost done with school not knowing I was gonna get pregnant in a few days and have my 1st baby in September 2018.

Moral of the story – I still don’t know, lol. All I can say is that trust God and your process. It will produce an incredible outcome even you wont be ready for. My son as opened so many doors in my life I cant even begin to imagine. I am indeed grateful to God for giving me my son.

2019 also as a vision board to appreciate all the little things most importantly.

Happy New Year fellow Bloggers…

Happy Holidays🎅💃

From me to you and yours, merry Christmas and happy new years. I hope we all can take time out to reflect on what a wonderful year it’s been regardless of the setbacks and uncertainty we faced.

I am looking forward to the blessings 2019 will bring to me and my loved ones. Have a lovely holiday.

Xoxo…

Bunmi

Cravings

I haven’t done a food photography blog or talked about food in a lonnnggg time but trust me since giving birth 7 plus weeks ago I had all types of cravings from Indian food chicken masala to Jerk chicken and Roti. One thing is consistent with my craving spicy food. Lol!

Aside from the spicy food, I craved a lot of desserts- it was a treat your self kinda reward for working all the long hours, for been a super strong momma for my unborn baby and just because I can eat anything I want while being pregnant- The Pecks!!

I would often go to McDonald’s to get an Oreo Mcflurry or go to Popeyes 🤪🤪🤪, those biscuits are everything but one time I want to Demetre’s on Dufferin road Toronto and got this – I don’t remember what it’s called but boy o boy it tastes Gooooodddd!!!! It was moist, not too sweet and the nuts gave it some crunch.

Yummy

 

Also on my husband’s birthday we went back to Demetre’s and got the Island time, it is categorized as crepes and waffles and made of bananas, Belgian milk chocolate sauce and roasted almond slice with a huge scoop of coconut ice cream. See picture below

His expression is everything between, Lol

Now that I have been given the ok to begin working out by my midwives, I can’t indulge in this yumminess but it was fun while it lasted.

What do you crave from time to time? Let me know in the comments, please.

Xoxo……