Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Award and Gists

Hi blogville people! Is it just me, or is this month of September flying by faster than all the previous months of the year? It's already the 23rd of the ninth month of the year for real! God is in control, that's all I can say.

I received a blog honour from Aloted - yay! She gave me the "Certified Honest Blogger" award. Thanks girl, I'm so grateful!
Okay so, this is my acceptance speech:

I would like to thank God, my wonderful hubby and Aloted for giving me this award. Thank you also to everyone who read and comment on my blogs, who have encouraged me and inspired me. And to all of you wonderful people that make blogville such a fun, entertaining and educative place to be! Thank you!

Here are the rules of the award:
1. When you receive the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back
2. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more) that you find brilliant in their content or design.
3. Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with an award
4. Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize (optional).
5. And then pass it on!

So I'm passing on the award to the following bloggers in no particular order:

1 Good Naija Girl
2 Vera
3 Believer
4 Diamond Hawk
5 No Limit
6 Cherub
7 Jaycee

I think you all deserve this lovely award!

Last week I had to embark on a transformation of some sorts. Alas, it seems after three years of marriage, I had been letting myself slip in terms of my appearance and hubby pointed this out to me (in a nice way of course, lol). He said he noticed that I only make an effort to look fabulous when I'm going out, and I don't bother much when I'm at home. I guess it became more noticeable because I stopped going to work so I didn't suit up and make up every morning anymore! That made me realise that I needed to take quick action before I became a frumpy housewife! So I took his advice on board and decided to do something about it. First, I had a critical look at my wardrobe and discarded the old and ugly stuff in there, gosh it's practically empty right now! Next I went to the MAC counter to get a make-over and update my look before I get stuck in a rut. Now I'm updating my clothes and accessories gradually, keeping an eye on the trends in fashion magazines and shows. You know how, before we ladies get married, we vow never to let our appearance take a back seat? Well I've realised that most ladies don't plan to allow it happen, it just does. It takes an effort to keep it up when you've become comfortable in your relationship. Now that I've realised though, I have no excuse so I'm going to make the effort. Fingers crossed!

Apart from that, I've been keeping busy with my work and I'm quite pleased with the progress I've made. I've now written five more chapters of my book. I've put the first five chapters on my writing blog now. But I'll be adding some more short stories to it, as time goes on. I'm hearing from other experienced writers that I should finish writing the whole thing first before editing it, but it's hard! I keep reading every sentence over and over, trying to make it sound better. It's slowing me down though, so I guess I need to finish writing the first draft before I worry about editing it. It's a huge learning curve for me and I know I still have a long way to go.

I'm off to start my day properly now, so take care friends, till I come back or pass by your blogs too! Enjoy the rest of your week.


  1. ah finally. I was just coming here to say you no wan accept my award ni..lol...congrats girl...u deserve it..

    ah! it is not only u o..my hubby has been talking and hinting..he says i look chic when i go out and turn to old mama when i get home...kai! i am also in the process of changing my ways!!! God help us all. I always go back to my post on "Make Time" Woman. Did u read it? If not, pls do..

    yes o this month has been running so fast ..am like shu!!!

  2. Hiya, thanks for the award. I'm really grateful, well done for all the work on your book, can't wait for the day we hold it in our hands!! Remain blessed and have a productive day

  3. Awwwwwwwwwwwww Favored girl, i feel highly honored. Thank you! Abeg pls don't turn into a frumpy housewife o. You still have to make hubby's heart skip a beat whenever he sees you (lol). All the best with ur writing, i can't wait for it to be out. Have a blessed week.

  4. Thank you for the award, Favoured Girl! And aloted too. I promise to get an entry up thanking the both of you for it because I'm truly honoured to be in such fantastic company.

    Congrats on ridding your closet of those things that don't make you look and feel fabulous. I am always impressed by my friends who, single or not, make the time to give themselves manicures, pedis, who take good care of their bodies. I do not at all (So sad!) but really this entry reminds me that you should want to look your best at all times, not just when you're going out. I'm sure in my case this would do wonders for my self confidence if I knew I was always looking my best!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Awwwww....thanks love for the award!!! This is my 3rd one, and I am yet to pass it along. Goodness. So much to blog about. Soooo little time, but I will surely do so. Thanks, my darling.

    lol @ being a frumpy wife. My best friend Busola is slowly but surely turning in2 one. She has become a little too comfortable with walking around with a shiny, greasy face, chapped lips, and ashy feet. I no understand ooo! lol. Hahaha

  6. LOLLLL...I like the fact that hubby actually told u this. That's love.

    Thank u so much for the award...*I'm grinning with all my teeth* Lol.

  7. I love wearing just shorts and a T-shirt at home (and I'm not yet married)...so when I do get married next year and keep wearing my shorts and Tees, will I look like a mama?

    I'm just comfy in those...I can't dress up at home o.

  8. Hi FG,
    Thanks so much for the award.
    I am giving you this award.Coz you deserve it...a million times over...

    I know you've been given the award before but you deserve it again...you don't have to send it again though.

  9. Good thing you took his advice. Good thing he was honest too. The danger of not trying, forever lurks.

    @ jaycee- There's nothing wrong with shorts and t-shirts. Letting go of the desire to look good is what one must be wary off.

  10. communication is the key, nice to see that you and ur hubby can communicate. Love ur blog

  11. congrats on the award girl! you deserve it! i was going to give you the award again on my blog but i forgot! lol...
    this post reminds me of how i have been telling myself i need to look good all the time and stuff..can you give a sister tips...to be honest, like you it doesn't help when i'm home all day! lol
    Hubby had subtly told me this before and i was making efforts, i think i have slipped again, thanks for reminding me love..and yes, we should catch up!

  12. Nice post.. Im glad I read it. Ive never really made much of an effort but Im starting to now :) Ive always been simple.. even just waking up..but I am soo positive that when I get married.. Im gonna improve..I am seeing that happen already :) Ok I updated at least!!! :)

  13. hey FG... Thank you passing the award along to me.... I really appreciate it...

  14. Have fun makingover!!! Thanks for coming by my blog. I hope you swing by again!

  15. You deserve the award many times over...

  16. Naijalines11:26 PM

    LOL @ frumpy housewife. At least you've taken steps to fix it. It's true though that people do get comfy once they're settled in a relationship...not just women but men too.

    Your writing and editing sounds pretty much like me. I'm guilty of that same crime of editing as you go along and you're right...it does tend to slow one down.

    Best of luck with the book. Hope it all goes well for you.

  17. congratulations ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


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