Liebster Award

I have been nominated for my first ever Liebster Award by my new beautiful friend Ida at Passionate http://passivepassions.wordpress.com She’s all about “women power”, beauty and building others up.  Thank you Ida for this nomination! 🙂

The Liebster Award is an award that is nominated by bloggers to other fellow bloggers. It’s passed from person to person to encourage connection and support within our writing community, and to aid in the discovery of new and upcoming bloggers.

http://liebsterawards.blogspot.com/

If you are nominated by me, here are your next steps (if you choose to take part) – Post the award to your blog, thank the blogger who nominated you, and link back to their blog – Write 11 random facts about yourself – Nominate 11 fellow bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers – Answer the 11 questions posted by the award presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions (mine are at the bottom of this post)

Nominees are :

  1. Andrea http://cookingwithawallflower.com/author/cookin29_wp/
  2. Jasmine https://forokraylovers.wordpress.com/
  3. Vanessa at sayhellotogorgeous.wordpress.com
  4. Romona Crisstea at http://ramonacrisstea.com/2015/07/18/the-grey-dress/
  5. https://bijoubeautyproducts.wordpress.com/
  6. Laura Taft at https://laurataft.wordpress.com/
  7. http://beautifullifewithcancer.com/
  8. Nancy http://lookgreatforlife.com/2014/11/28/brighten-your-skin-with-vitamin-c/
  9. Angie http://www.thecountrychiccottage.net/2013/03/over-100-craft-and-diy-blogs-to-follow.html#
  10. Greg http://bigredcarpetnursing.com/
  11. Zoe https://zoesfashionblog.wordpress.com

11 random facts about me, Nakesha:

  1. Spring is my favorite season 
  2. Yellow is my favorite color
  3. I love watching cartoons such as Strawberry Shortcake & Barbie (probably TMI) but they really do teach morals. 🙂
  4.  I use to rap when I was younger…True story…Rough Neck by MC Lyte was my beat. Lol…..
  5.  My goal in life is to be a housewife with my own business & for my husband to be a pastor and a doctor. My other childhood dream – to become a famous actress if I don’t get married. :-/ But I’m sure I will. 🙂  
  6.  I’m actually a bit niave when it comes to people but it seems to bother others more than it bothers me. Ha! Lol….
  7.  I’m a Pisces and true to its form – dreamer, carefree, kind-hearted, creative and a loving person.
  8. I LOVE people and talking. Everyone thought that I was going to be the next Oprah Winfrey. Hmm… It’s not too late. Lol…
  9. If  there is a vice I have in life, it’s exercising.  I LOVE exercising that I wanted to be a personal trainer but the thought of teaching a class while doing cardio for an hour got me thinking twice about that career. Hmm…. It’s bad if the instructor passes out.
  10. Candy used to be my breakfast food. Forget the coffee, pass the Skittles and Starburst. 😀
  11. If I could be anywhere in the world right now it would be in my bed in Paris France with the sun shining on my face. Ohh La La. 

Ida’s answers
My questions to answer: 1. When and why did you start to blog?

I started blogging in the last few years but only started to get into it in the last few months. I started blogging simply I realised my previous blog received quite a few visitors so I start to write more and add some of my work which is heavily related in media and marketing. Useful right?

  1. What are your Strengths & Weaknesses?

Positive and too positive

  1. Are you happy on your curent job?

Yes and yes and yes…!!!

  1. If NOT, where do you see yourself (what is your dream job)?

The only reason I won’t be happy of my job is if one day I satisfied before I make it big.

5.How would you describe your personal fashion style?

The queen and lil’princess, If I don’t look sophisticated, I will need to look cute..!!

  1. How do you jugle between your 9to5 job, personal life and this blog?

I actually give up my full-time work and focus on my business and it’s grow… there is no juggle because I leave anxiety behind, no stress if I can’t make it, just learn with the consequences and do better next time.

  1. What is your dream place to visit?

I want to be in the same room with Anna Wintour and with the Dalai Lama, don’t care where and I will go there.

  1. If they make a movie, who would play you?

Julia Roberts lol or Angelina Jolie lol again.

  1. Something you wish to be better at?

Say no, and be a little more organise.

  1. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Loving, ambitious and positive

  1. Favorite movie(by personal experience, doesnt have to be one :))?

I will write a blog on this,

Questions to me,Nakesha:

  1. 5 must have items in your bag – LOL…My 5 items are, lipgloss, lipstick, mirror, phone and money
  2. Must have shoes (max 3), I have to have my Tahari shoes, they’re stylish and the most comfortable heels any woman can wear, Tiffany blue Nikes & My Tory Burch flats
  3. Must have dress (max 3) Anything Valentino, Anything Tahari & Calvin Klein
  4. Must have colours (max 3) Green, Black, Royal blue
  5. Why you’re special (as many as you want) – Because I’m an original me and I don’t care what anyone thinks. 
  6. Succesful woman you love and hate – Love- Jane Seymour – Yes, I absolutely adore her, Hate – I can’t think of anyone right now. :-/ 
  7. The reason wakes you up in the morning and work..!! – Excitement! I’m always excited about what the day holds for me. 🙂
  8. Pick on 3 bloggers (include those that nominated you) and for each bloggers, write 3 positive characters you find in their blogs. Ida – http://www.fashionmakeoverbyida.wordpress.com is absolutely gorgeous, friendly & stylish. Andrea -cookingwithawallflower.com/author/cookin29_wp/ has the BEST recipes and list the instructions very well, she’s also a sweet person.  Vanessa at https://sayhellotogorgeous.wordpress.com/, her blog is inviting, she posts wonderful make-up tips and she’s gorgeous.  
  9. Write a good wishes for those you love the most and important in your life in 10 words or less. To those in my life that I love, I hope you’re blessed to enjoy each day and live out everything that day has for you. 
  10. How do you feel now… 😉 Great!

Thank you Ida for my first nomination, luv u girl…xoxo. Nakesha 

And, here are my questions to my nominees:

  1. What was the worst thing you did in or for a relationship?
  2. What is your dream career, and are you doing it?
  3. Are you where you expected to be in life?
  4. What is the one thing you feel you can not live with out? For me, it’s definitely the Internet. Lol…
  5. If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
  6. What’s the one thing you regret?
  7. What’s the one thing you’re most proud of?
  8. If you could go back in time what age or era would you go back to and why?
  9. What’s the one thing you wish you could do but know you can’t? For me..tell some people off who did me wrong but I’m above them. 🙂
  10. What’s one thing people don’t know about you that would shock them?
  11. What is the one thing you wish you could do to change the world?

I look forward to your answers my blogger friends.

Be Happy, Be Whole

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This post is dedicated to those I’ve met who are struggling with being happy. I sincerely hope happiness comes into your life but until then. . .use this post to help you  press on.

A lot of people wait for things to change in their life in order for them to be happy.  When in fact, it’s really the other way around. If you choose to wait until your situation changes for you to be happy,  you may be waiting for a long time.

I have met so many people that just aren’t happy for one reason or another. So sad. The truth be told, we all  probably have something that we could be upset and frown about but choosing to be happy regardless is a decision that is left up to us.  When you take the step to make the choice to be happy in spite of  your situation, you will no longer be bothered to the point of depression or despair and your outlook of your circumstance(s) will be seen in the light of day.   Now don’t get me wrong your situation may still be the same but you’re choosing to push pass the pain, hurt, guilt, shame and everything  else to claim your happiness.  So don’t let it go. There may be moments when you may be down but don’t stay there,  get up and get your happiness back. Be happy! Be whole!

You’ve heard it so many times – “A cheerful heart does good like medicine.” Well it’s true. So go on and be happy, live happy and spread the happiness because this world can sure use a lot of cheer. 😉
From Me to You With Love,

Nakesha

Don’t Let This Change Who You Are

friends

Things happen to us in life.  We may lose a job, a friend or loved one; people may mistreat us or things just may not go our way but don’t let this change who you are.  Don’t fall into the trap of being bitter and wallowing in self-pity.   We’ve all faced challenging times with someone letting us down or disappointing us.  We may try to remain in good spirits but the thought of how we were wronged is still there.

It can be easy to want to get even with someone and become sour and angry, especially if it’s an ex, :-/ but don’t let any situation or circumstance change you into something you’re not.  We’ve all been there and things really do get better. So pick yourself up, dust yourself off and refuse to let anyone or anything spoil who you are naturally.

And by the way, if you’re thinking about breaking all the windows of your ex’s car,  don’t do it, just pray that he loses his job, crashes his car beyond repair and the girl he cheated on you with leaves him. Trust me, you’ll feel a lot better.  🙂

However, on a serious note, we’re all in this world together so be a listening ear or a helping hand to someone who may need what you have to offer.

As Always, From Me To You With Love,
Nakesha

There Are Still Some Good Men In the World

man hugging wife

This post is dedicated to all the good men who are loving, faithful, caring and appreciative to their girlfriend, fiancée or wife.

Now a days it seems like all we hear is what men do wrong and how they’ve failed here and there but believe it or not there are some men who value relationship, respect, trust and honor when it comes to their woman. I have met some men who are diligent about doing the right thing and making sure their girlfriend, fiancée or wife knows that she is truly appreciated and loved and most importantly there are men that see their better half as a gift that is to be handled with care and nurtured.

I was moved to write this post because good men are rarely celebrated. When I was growing up I saw how my dad truly loved my mom and vice versa. He was not only a good dad but a good husband to my mother. He lavished her with nice things, always telling her how much he loved her and the kissing, OH MY GOSH, ALWAYS kissing. (smh – shaking my head). With all the negative things I heard about men, I used to think to myself “they obviously haven’t met my dad.” Even though I was young I was thinking all men can’t possibly be bad.  All men can’t be cheaters, liars and users, then I grew up.  A lot of them were but there were a good number of men who weren’t.

Today I am proud to say that I have witnessed lot of good faithful men treating their woman with the up-most respect, taking the time out of their day to surprise her or to let her know that she’s loved and cared for,  to make it a point in letting her know how meaningful she is and most importantly reassuring  her that she has a dependable and loyal man to rely on.  To you guys I say continue doing what you’re doing and maybe others will follow suit. I am declaring this day as your day to be recognized for your tenderheartedness, kindness, love and loyalty . You are saluted because you are not honored as often as you should be but hopefully, one day that will change. You are the man who comforts his woman when she’s emotional, you are the man who wipes away her tears when she just wants to cry, you are the one who encourages her when she needs encouragement and you’re the one who sticks by her side when she needs you the most. What a good man you are.

So to all of the women who are single, YES, there are some good men still out there, so please don’t waste your time on the ones who don’t care about you. You are too valuable for that. You want a man that won’t judge you for how you’re not, but will love you for who you are, a man that will stick by you unconditionally and not only when the conditions seem good and of course a man who looks forward to spending time with you even if it is just sitting on the couch talking about nothing watching old re-runs.

Ladies, please do not accept someone who does not value your worth, make you feel special or who never seems to have time for you, because that is unacceptable. One thing I do know, if a man cares about a woman he most definitely takes time to spend with her and if your guy isn’t spending time with you, don’t waste your time on him because believe me, he’s spending time with someone.  So don’t settle for less because you’re worth more, and the guy that is meant for you will see the good that is in you and will help you to be your best self as you help him and you will feel his love and appreciation. You’ve heard the saying “good things come to those who wait.” Well, just continue to wait patiently and happily and he’ll come. You’re not alone because I’m waiting for Mr. Right too. 🙂


And fellas you know the saying, behind every good man is a good woman and I must say that is true. If you continue to honor your woman,  she will always make sure to honor you.

I know the fireworks went off for the fourth of July but cheers to all of the good and honest men that are out there. Today YOU are honored.
From Me to You With Love,

Nakesha

Warm Weather Beats

The warm weather is here. That means road trips, gatherings with friends and cruising with your sunroof back or top down.  Here’s what’s good  for your warm spring and summer days.

Emeli Sande – A British pop-artist with the famous drum beating and tambourine swinging song called   “Next to Me”.  This CD is definitely a good one to have when giving a house party.  The beats will have you feeling good, jumpin’ with soul and bring good conversation.  My repeat button stays on # 1, 4 & 11

Emeli Sande

 Jordan Sparks.  Summer love or summer break-up, Jordan takes you there.  Jordan’s CD is surely one that will get you going in the right direction and to help you move on from a heartbreak with #6 :-).   This CD brings feel good energy everyone needs.  My repeat button is on #1, 2 & 8.

Jordan Sparks

Leona Lewis.  I must say this is what I’m listening to everyday now.  Another British singer with soft yet powerful vocals.  This is a must have for every woman dating.  Leona takes you through the good and the not so good with relationships. Ladies you will not want to be without this in your collection. This is another good CD that will help you to get over your man.  My repeat button is on #1, 2, 3 & 6.

Leona Lewis

Of course for fun popin’ beats I can’t forget FUN. I truly adopted “We Are Young” as my theme song and let’s not forget the new “Carry On”.  Helps you to see the light of day through any situation.   I’m sure you will not be disappointed with these beats.
Fun       Carry On

Ok, so I never thought I would be listening to bluegrass but I must say I am feelin’ the song “I Will Wait For You”. Who doesn’t want a guy like that?  This song shows you that there are some good men out there that really care.  I love these guys!  I must admit I haven’t listened to the whole CD but that one song filled my heart.

mumford and sons

Alright.  One Republic, I must say I love this band. I know this CD is kind of old now but the whole CD is good to me.  These guys have feeling and soul in their music.  My repeat button is on # 2, 3 & 6.  Love em’.

One republic

Kendrick Lamar.  I must say I’m feelin’ him right now even though I don’t like foul language but Kendrick had my head boppin’with “Poetic Justice”.  He has hot beats and he knows how to rock it.  But I must warn you this is a Parental Advisory CD.

KL

Ok, friends that’s it for now.  So enjoy the warm weather and rock it with your hot beats. 😉

Love ya,

Nakesha