Hello and compliments of the season!
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and looking forward to a wonderful New Year.
As the saying goes all good things must come to an end and I’m happy to announce the Winners from the final draw of our 2016 Calendar Giveaway.
Join me in congratulating: Continue reading
I guess you know the drill already, yes I’m back with another post from my monthly calendar project. The whole reason this began was to get me practising the art of paper cutting instead of procrastinating about it and also to create content for my blog and get feedback from all you lovely people.
So without further delay the quote for this month is by Dan Zadra
Worry is a misuse of imagination
I can definitely attest that what I’ve experienced today alone in the course of getting this blog post out is truly a drama filled practical manifestation of this quote!
Hello and welcome to July!
We’re seven months into the year and I must admit I almost didn’t get this done at all! If you follow me on social media i.e facebook, instagram or twitter, you’d have seen my post about a private commission which I completed over the weekend. I will be putting up a blog post on that soon. Anyway, that commission took up more time and energy than I had anticipated and coupled with a few other personal obligations in my private life I was really tempted to post getting this July project done. But the show must go on and I’m glad I decided to stick to my guns and force this post out by hook or by crook! Continue reading
Hello and Welcome to the month of MAY!
It’s also worker’s day which is an added bonus 🙂 I hope you guys are making the most of your day off.
So straight into today’s order of business. I promise this post won’t be as long as last month’s (hehehe). The quote for this month is
Always be kinder than you feel
This quote actually made me think about my interactions with people. There is a saying that when you are gone from this earth people don’t remember what you owned but they remember how you made them feel. I believe everyone wants to leave a positive mark on the world so my interpretation of this quote was therefore to be quite cheerful with bright colours. I also included gift boxes in the quote because kindness is indeed giving the gift of your good self to another person.
Hello & Welcome to the month of April!
Don’t worry I’ve not got any April fools prank in this post I promise 🙂
This month’s quote if from the book titled ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’ by children’s author Dr Seuss. Though I was familiar with his other books like ‘Cat in the Hat’ and ‘Green Eggs and Ham’, prior to picking this quote, I’d never read this particular book and only read it after I’d designed this April page. The words of the book are really inspiring and motivating so I’ve decided to reproduce them here to give more meaning to this month’s quote, which is;
You’re off to Great Places. Today is Your Day
I hope the words of the book truly inspire you to find your inner greatness and to give yourself permission to go live your dreams. This post is dedicated to everyone who dreams of achieving more and also to my country Nigeria. Congratulations to all Nigerians who took part in the just concluded Presidential elections. As we take new historic strides towards a better democracy I pray we realise our collective power as a people who have the capacity to work together peacefully and move Nigeria towards greater achievements.
Welcome to the new month of March. Can’t believe it’s March already, how time flies. I hope 2015 has been good to you so far and I also hope that the rest of the year shall be truly awesome for everyone.
So on to today’s order of business, this month’s quote is
Start each day with a grateful heart
I’ve been trying hard to put this into practice ever since I decided this would be the quote for March, every morning as I open my eyes I try and say a little thank you prayer. I know it can sometimes be hard to find something to grateful for especially when you feel life isn’t being fair or you’re stressed out. Life can be really hard and it’s easy to get depressed, bitter or even angry about it but I choose to believe that the fact that we are still here, with blood flowing through our veins, means that life isn’t through with us yet and there’s still something left within us that the world is waiting to experience. Isn’t that one good enough reason to be grateful?
Hello and welcome to February!
That my friends also means we’re into the 2nd month of my 2015 Monthly Calendar Project. Yayyyy!
I must admit I wasn’t sure I would be able to get this out as planned. January was quite a challenging month for me health-wise but I was determined to get this done regardless and thank goodness here it is.
So on to this month’s motivational quote which is by Oprah Winfrey, who coincidently turned 61 a few days ago, on January 29th, Happy Birthday Oprah! The quote for February is
“You become what you believe” – Oprah Winfrey
I was quite intrigued when I first read that quote, especially coming from Oprah of whose rags to riches story I think everyone is aware. I sensed that there must be more to it so I got on google and found a short video from Oprah’s Lifeclass where she explains the thinking behind the quote which you can watch below
HELLO & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Hope you had a fabulous New Year’s Eve celebration and now ready to face 2015 and everything it has to offer.
As New Year’s traditions go I’m sure quite a few of you have made resolutions or have goals you would like to achieve this year. Yes? No? Did you make any last year? And how many of your targets did you hit or miss? I know I definitely missed my targets with regards to this blog. If blogs could talk I bet mine would give me a good earful about how neglected it must have felt in 2014.
So this year I’ve devised a plan of action to keep me productive on this blog. I actually didn’t have a set plan last year so I’m hoping that since I’ve thought this through it will work out (how well will it work out? I guess I’ll find out in the implementation) . So part of my plan is to create a calendar of motivational quotes. I’m not a big fan of calendars, which could be why I was not that organised last year, so I’m hoping to kill like 3 birds with this stone….talk about ambitious right.