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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

First Vlog as a Married Woman - Thanksgiving Weekend Vlog #3

Hello world,

Have I formally introduced myself to you all as a married woman yet? Forgive me please, it skipped my mind while I was too busy being married. LOL..


Ok ok, I'm not crazy, I'm still the same old Lizzy but I thought that intro would amuse you guys.

Anyhooooooo, if you don't know by now, yes I (we) are married and it's been an interesting time to say the least! God truly showed up during our wedding and I'd love to thank all of our vendors listed IN THIS POST once again for delivering impeccably! Our families and loved ones, you are all so very much appreciated. I most certainly still have to blog about wedding stuff but I'm still soaking up in the joys of being a newlywed with the most amazing man ever!




Along with my husband came his family - all of whom I love so very much and I was glad to have celebrated our first thanksgiving as a married couple with some of them.

Since thanksgiving break was a 4 day weekend and we had quite a few things planned - from shopping for furniture to hanging out with my bestie, church and some other things - I challenged myself to making another vlog and it was a success!

I would like to use this moment to thank everyone of you out there who have congratulated me and said so many kind things about our surprisingly much publicized wedding. It is all still beyond me, but all the glory goes to God. Our Hashtag #Amizzy2016 will fill you in if you don't know what I'm talking about.

Thanks to everyone who celebrated along with us. May your reasons for celebration never end in Jesus name.

I have so much to say and plenty to share with you guys (yes, pictures too for those asking), but that will be another post entirely because this one is about my first vlog as a married woman! ;)...

Please do enjoy the youtube video below.

Don't forget to subscribe to my channel because I've realize that this vlogging thing isn't as hard as it used to seem... I hope to do better with updating you guys and hopefully answer some of the many questions that fill up my inbox every day.

P.S: Grab a cup of your favorite drink and popcorn cos this is quite long (as requested by my snapchat fam!). The majority voted for ONE LONG video as opposed to multiple short ones. Also, what would your preference be for future reference? Let me know in the comment section.

P.P.S: The necklace I wore with the map of Nigeria in my vlog is from: http://www.hopeforuscharity.com/store - They are a great store for an amazing cause and proceeds go towards charity! You should absolutely check them out. I got tons of remarks on the necklace.
@HfuCharity on Instagram.





Till later, God Bless.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

STALK ME

Hello and thank you for visiting...

This is a quick post to share all of my social media platforms with you all so that you can easily follow me and keep up with life as I know it.


CLICK ON EACH TO DIRECTLY TAKE YOU TO MY PAGES. 

Blog: www.thediylady.com
Instagram: @thediylady
Twitter: @thediylady
Facebook: /thediylady
YouTube: @LizzyTheDIYLady
Snapchat: @ojabokofo

For EMAILS and partnership, please email me: Lizzy@thediylady.com

Please watch this space.
Take care and God Bless.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

My Bridal Shower: Vlog#2 and Pictures

Hello Lovers!

It was my bridal shower two Saturdays ago and it was literally one of the most exciting times I've had in a while! I'm doing my best to update you guys with a few things about this wedding season, and I hope you understand when I say it's been a busy season! Follow our hashtag #Amizzy2016 for more updates. 

I have few pictures to share with you all from the shower and I am also going to be chatting a bit in this post, so buckle up and enjoy! I also vlogged about this day, so watch the video at the end. 

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My Maid Of Honor and Bridesmaids planned the event and it was everything I wanted and more. I am so happy and blessed by everyone that showed up with their smiles, love and gifts. 

Lots of you guys have seen pictures from the shower on instagram and snapchat and the most popular question has been: Was it a Surprise Bridal Shower Lizzy?

Well, the simple answer is Yes and No. 
Hahaha, see it was somewhat of a surprise shower. I didn't know the details and what to expect on the day of, but the week of the shower, I was officially told the date and time to show up, so that I could get ready for it in True Lizzy Fashion.  

And Boy was I ready??!!?! Hahaha



I arrived at the venue beaming from ear to ear! By the way, the venue (Grace Banquet Hall) was amazing! It was a fully wheelchair accessible hall in Dallas Texas!!! It was very spacious, had no rugs (pushing a wheelchair on rugs can be tedious), and I heard the owner is very hands on and provides everything one needs to have a great event there. I'm so glad that my MOH chose the place for the shower. 

My makeup was flawlessly done by @AmberFritzHair

My friend and one of my bridesmaids - Tope of Re-flect Photography - took amazing pictures and here are some details from the day that I loved so very much!
Customized balloons with my name on them!


Yummy deserts were made by @moes_desserts




Everything tasted so good, especially these coconut macaroons.






 My Bridesmaids all wore black, and friends were notified to wear all white. :)




I really thanks everyone that came to the bridal shower. Couldn't post every photo taken, but here are a few....



The Instagram picture frame was a BIG HIT! It was made by ME (Hello DIY)!! --- I will blog about it in detail after this whole wedding bruhaha is over! (Please hold me accountable).

I Loved my dress!!!!


And here is the Vlog Below!! Enjoy!!! 


That's it for now!
Thank you once again to everyone that made this day a great one for me. It has certainly made me all the more excited for our wedding day! 

Till later, God Bless




Monday, July 25, 2016

I Vlogged!! Roll With Me - Vlog#1

Hello Loves.

This past weekend I did something I've always wanted to do and it's also something that has been requested by a few people many times.

The logistics made no sense to me at first, but this past Sunday, I had an event to attend with a few friends, so I seized that opportunity to Vlog and dare I say.. it was challenging!

Vlogging, holding up a camera, and pushing a wheelchair.... do not entirely mix up together. LOL... But with determination and help from some friends, I have what we shall now refer to as my 1st Vlog EVER!

ENJOY BELOW.


Share your thoughts if you will, Subscribe to my Youtube Channel, and keep  in Touch!

Till Later, God Bless.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Wedding Update: Our Love Story and Engagement Pictures

Hello Darlings,
It's been a little while I blogged and I'm sure you all understand when I tell you that wedding planning is the only excuse I have for my absence.

I love you all for the support you've shown me over the years, and for always always checking on me when you feel my absence.

Majority of you have asked me countless number of times for our pre-wedding/engagement pictures and it's my joy and pleasure to share them with you.





My Fiance (Amen) and I had the great pleasure of being featured on Bella Naija Weddings, and without further ado, PLEASE CLICK HERE to read our love story and see MORE pictures from our engagement session taken by DamellPhotography.  Damell gets my continuous praises for his genius photo taking skills, ideas and especially for ensuring I got on these stairs to take pictures without the wheelchair in view! Y'all know I have no problems with the wheelchair, but getting to take engagement photos without it sure made me feel all giddy on the inside. Le Boo and I loved every moment and felt like rock stars!



Major thanks to all of our friends and family members who have always been our support system. More thanks to one of my bridesmaids - Winner, who was with us all through the many hours spent taking these pictures!

Shout to my amazing wedding planner/coordinator: Touch Of Jewel, and also to the best Makeup Artist ever liveth who slayed my face to perfection: Flawless Touch Makeover.

#Amizzy2016 is Loading and this bride-to-be is managing to keep calm. :-D

Thanks for reading and I Hope you all enjoy our story and photos on Bella Naija Weddings.

Till later, God bless.



Saturday, May 14, 2016

Styling - Ankara Blazer from Yetunde Sarumi Collection

Hi lovers, 

It's a lovely style post on the blog today. Please let's not address the fact that I've been lowkey MIA... or rather, let's address it; I miss you all, but my only excuse is Wedding Planning. Surely, you forgive me since I'm pulling the wedding planning card, right? Hahahaha. 

Well, without further ado, I'd love to get to talking about this gorgeous Ankara blazer top I'm wearing in today's style post. 

My excitement with this piece was so abundant! I got slightly confused on how to style it because it's such a statement piece on its own that I didn't want to pair it with anything that would distract from it. 


Before you ask, yes you can buy this online. It's from the Yetunde Sarumi collection and they have a variety of other gorgeous pieces on the eBoutique! I have my eyes on a few more items from her website that are on my wish list.

This particular blazer jacket top I'm wearing is called the Lizzy Jacket!
Again, before you say it: I KNOWWWWW, It has my name! No wonder this jacket is perfect! I mean, Look at me, I am Lizzy, perfect in all of my ways... but wait... this is not about me.

Yetunde - the creative director and designer has a great eye for details! If you've been following me long enough, you know I love great product packaging, and Yetunde Sarumi delivers!!!


The ankara blazer came in the mail neatly folded.

A Thank You note was added as well as the Yetunde Sarumi Collection business card, which is so cute by the way! 

I decided to pair this blazer with a pencil mouth black pants and red pointy toed flat shoes. 








I really love the cut and fit and fabric used in making this jacket. 









The jacket is cute when worn open as well, but I really love the flare/peplum shape it gives when you clamp the almost none-detectable buttons together. 

Once again, if you're interested in this, Please CLICK HERE to get the Lizzy jacket, and also CLICK HERE for more items from the Yetunde Sarumi Collection. There are so many other beautiful products like this Kente Clutch on there. 

USE COUPON CODE: TheDIYLady10 to get 10% off the entire store. Ends 5/31


My favorite part about each piece of item from this eBoutique is the Vibrancy and COLORS they create in! Everything is a statement piece that can be styled in numerous ways. 
I can wait to style this Lizzy Jacket in another way. 

Do You guys love how I styled it here though? 
Leave me a comment below. 

Thanks for visiting, 
Till Later, God Bless. 

Jacket sent for review. Opinions are 100% mine.