Tuesday, November 14, 2017

HEALTHY SCOTCH EGG TUTORIAL | TheDIYLady

Hello lovely people.
Hope you are having a wonderful day so far?
As most of you know, I started a series called #DIYMonday over on my youtube channel (are you subscribed?).
This week, I shared an easy plus healthy tutorial on how I make scotch-egg.

According to wikipedia, A Scotch egg consists of a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in bread crumbs and baked or deep-fried.


I love scotch egg so very much and had to learn how to make it! In order for this to be healthy, I use turkey sausage, grounded granola bars and then I also baked it instead of deep frying it.

What you need:
  1. Sausage (I used turkey sausage as an healthier alternative)
  2. You choice of seasoning for the sausage (I love cayenne pepper and creole seasoning).  
  3. Ground cinnamon
  4. Grounded Granola bar (substitute for bread crumbs or grounded graham crackers)
  5. Flour
  6. Boiled eggs
  7. Cracked egg
As you can see, not much is needed to prepare this yummy snack that could also be a meal depending on how much of it you choose to eat. *wink*

WATCH VIDEO BELOW FOR STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL. 


STEPS:

  1. Boil desired amount of eggs.
  2. Remove eggs and put into cold water then peel. Set aside. 
  3. Blend/Mash granola bars(remember you can substitute for bread crumbs or graham crackers)
  4. Add ground cinnamon to granola bar blend
  5. Remove sausage and add seasoning of choice. Then work seasoning into sausage. Set aside.
  6. Break raw egg in a separate bowl then whisk.
  7. Prepare a baking pan with foil. 
  8. Preheat Oven to 375 degrees 
  9. Dampen palms with water or wear cooking gloves
  10. Roll each egg in flour. 
  11. Scoop enough sausage mixture into your palms - Be generous, you need enough to cover the egg. 
  12. Put one egg in the middle of your sausage and cover egg with sausage (you may want to watch the video above at this point if you're confused). 
  13. Roll sausage covered egg in beaten/whisked egg.
  14. Roll the result from step 12 in grounded granola bar mix
  15. Arrange on a baking pan 
  16. Bake for 20 minutes
  17. Serve whole or cut in slices

Below is what the finished product should look like before you transfer to your oven.

Below is what your finished product should look like once you've baked it for about 20 minutes. If you look at the lower right of this photo, you'll see the result of not using enough sausage mix to cover your egg. LOL


Here's what you should have after cutting each one in halves.

Happy eating!



Remember, you can adjust this recipe as you feel. I honestly decided to go the healthy route with this because it makes me feel less guilty when I eat more  than one. LOL... Scotch eggs are lovely as a side dish, breakfast or whatever you choose them for. They are great for brunch or finger food at bridal/baby showers as well.

Please let me know if you try this recipe and also share with me if you love scotch eggs as much as I do.
Thanks for visiting,
Till Later, God Bless.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Word of Encouragement

Happy November loves. 

I am blogging today because I was really convicted to pick up my laptop and begin to write this post that has been on my mind lately. I also wanted to share my look with you guys because I was feeling myself. LOL, so, let's start with my look.

 It's November, but the weather here in Texas hasn't gotten the memo yet, so I still get to wear fancy summer-like dresses which brings me so much joy and happiness because I love colors!
This dress from curvaceous boutique had me feeling perfect for a brunch event I attended over the weekend. I will have a vlog of my weekend up on my youtube channel this coming Wednesday. 
Don't forget to finish reading this blog post for a coupon code to shop on Curvaceous boutique. They ship internationally!

 
Anyhoo, speaking of November, we are getting to the end of the year and it's usually a time that some people use to reflect. Some could be feeling less accomplished than they planned to be at the beginning of this year and want to give up their dreams or goals. 

Do you feel like you have nothing to be grateful for? Are in one of those "Can't wait for next year to get here so I can begin all over again" moods? Is there something you wanted to get started this year but aren't even close to starting yet?

Well, if you feel this way, I truly hope that you can begin to count your blessings and realize that being alive means there's hope for a better today AND tomorrow. If there's something you wanted to do, what is holding you back? Is that thing truly an hindrance or a figment of your imagination? 


I have had to ask myself on several occasions if the things I consider as hindrances really have the power to stop me from achieving my dreams. More times than not, they are only a figment of my imagination and I give them the power to control me or stop me from starting with what I do have to work with. I find that once I get out of my own head and choose to begin with what I have, I am more happy and begin to make progress towards achieving what I desire. You seriously have to be your biggest cheerleader.


 I do not want to sell you false hope today, but I do want to encourage you to look around you and count your blessings. Begin with what you have and realize that LIFE is for the LIVING and the fact that you are here means that there is so much more you can achieve. 


Start with what you have, where you are, and pray about where you want to be and the things you desire. God is faithful, he will not forsake you.

You have the power to success in your hands, and with consistency, determination and a decision to choose to be hopeful, you will be on your way to blowing your own mind.
  
Anyways, that's it for now you guys. I just felt like sharing this with somebody out there.
Love you all.

P.S: My Hair is from Amazon. CLICK HERE
Dress from Curvaceous Boutique. Use Discount code: TheDIYLady For $$ Off.

Thanks for visiting, Till Later God bless.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

If You Are The Only Jesus Some People will ever meet, Is God in Trouble? #WomanOfPurposeConference

Hello lovely people
What I'm sharing with you all today brings me such joy because I was honored and invited to be on a panel for the Woman of Purpose 2017 conference here in Dallas, Texas. It was truly a blessing because I took so much away from this conference.


I vlogged a bit of this experience and met a lot of wonderful women who are doing great things in each of their respective fields. I truly hope to one day look back at this experience and remember it as one that changed my way of thinking and inspired me to be a better woman. My fire for Christ and belief in his purpose for my life was reignited and I was so inspired to never give up on the woman I know the Lord has called me to be.

It was a pleasure to meet star actress of the hit HBO show "Insecure". Ms. Yvonne Orji, a.k.a Molly. She was so down to earth and truly a joy. You really have to watch the vlog below to see how amazing she is.

More importantly though, I want to share a line from her message to the audience with you guys. Yvonne Orji asked:
If you are the only Jesus some people would ever meet, is God in trouble?
That line was certainly the highlight of the whole conference for me! Not only did the question send a shiver down my spine, it also has now become one of the questions I ask myself before I do anything. I apply the question to so many aspects of my life in just the few days since I first heard it. The line got me thinking deeper and makes me want to do better than whatever I considered my best was.
 

To watch my vlog and see what I was up to at this event, CLICK HERE to go to the video on youtube, or just watch below.

That's all I have for you right now. Enjoy watching the vlog.
Till Later, God Bless.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

EASY WIG MAKING + BEST CLOSURE TUTORIAL - #DIYMonday Video

Hello loves,

I hope you're having a great day!
Today I show you how I made one of the wigs I have been rocking lately. I decided to start making my own wigs because it gives me the freedom to have different hair styles and also to get fresh air on my scalp. LOL

If you enjoy this wig tutorial, please leave me a comment on youtube and don't forget to subscribe.
I have posted some pictures of me rocking the wig at the bottom of this post as well.

I learned so much making this wig and I shared everything with you all in the video including which wig cap I used etc. 

Love you all and I hope somebody learns a thing or two from this video. I did my best to make it very detailed.




Remember you can click on the video to watch straight on youtube.

The wig cap I used can be bought HERE on amazon.
I have on 3 bundles of Brazilian straight (24, 22, 20) and an 18 inches Closure. Purchase Link: http://www.sorelleworld.com/ Coupon code: TheDIYLady for money off






Thanks for visiting,
Till Later, God Bless.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

BelleWigs - Tight Curly 360 Lace Wig : Review

Hi everybody!

Today I am showcasing this lovely curly wig I have been wearing.
I did a youtube video on this, so be sure to watch it at the bottom of this post.

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted curly hair that looks good and is easy to maintain. This wig from BelleWigs certainly checks all the boxes and has fetched me tons of compliments so far.



The only maintenance it requires is water and this smooth n shine mousse I use to get the curls popping!

The closure was lovely as it came, but I went a step ahead and added some concealer to it.

I love this BIG hair look so much!

And here's my video review:



If you are interested, this wig is from: http://www.bellewigs.com/
Tight Curly 360 Lace Wigs 150% Density Natural Black Color
Link to the hair: https://goo.gl/k4dwpN

They have Free Shipping Worldwide
Coupon code: LY0907 to get some cash off. Expiry Date: 4 Oct, 2017

Follow BelleWigs: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube

That's all for now yall.
Thanks for visiting, Till later, God Bless. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Curvaceous Boutique - Dream Dress in Magenta (Plus size Online Store)

Hello darlings,

I am here again with another style post!
This time I am showing you this gorgeous dress from cuvaceous boutique: an online store that caters to plus size ladies with lots of stylish and trendy outfits and accessories.

I chose this dress because I needed something nice for a dinner I was attending. It hugged my curves in all the right places.

I broke it off with a gold belt to bring even more attention to my waistline.

When I wore this dress, I seriously thought it would make for a lovely bridesmaids dress and under $100! What are your thoughts?

If you're interested in this dress or want to check out other lovely things from this plus size online store, please CLICK HERE to go to their website. 
Also, use my coupon code: THEDIYLADY to get some money off your total purchase. 

P.S: I am wearing the Dream dress in magenta. Size 1X. I am usually a U.S size 14/16. The fabric is very forgiving and stretches nicely. 

Thanks for visiting y'all, 
Till later, God Bless. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

HOW TO TIE WRAPPER ON A WHEELCHAIR - #WheelchairFashion : #DIYMondays

Hello lovely people!

On today's episode of #DIYMonday, I show you - in my latest youtube video - how I tie wrapper on the wheelchair. This is a commonly asked question based on the photos I post on my instagram page and I'm glad I was finally able to film how I do it.




I am Nigerian and wrappers are popular for women to wear to occasions - weddings, birthdays and parties in general - but I always found it difficult to wrap them as a wheelchair user. Wrappers are also somewhat cheaper to make as your tailor/seamstress only has to focus on working on your blouse/top.

Anyhooo, I have figured out an easy way to tie my wrapper as a wheelchair user and I'm sharing it with you all today.

I truly hope somebody is able to learn from it.



To buy the Velcro strap used in the video: CLICK HERE
To watch the wedding I attended after tying my wrapper: CLICK HERE

That's it for now yall,
Till later, God bless. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

EASY DO-IT-YOURSELF HOME DECOR - On a Budget : #DIYMondays

 Hello yall,
I am starting a new series on my youtube channel called "#DIYMondays". The goal is to upload a Do-It-Yourself video every Monday with hopes to teach and show you guys some of the things I do for myself as TheDIYLady.


In today's video I show you how I made these gold accent flower vases from mason jars and a $1 vase from dollar store. Watch the video below.
 


Hope you guys enjoyed this,
Till next time, God Bless.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

28 Lessons Life Has Taught Me

Hello lovers,
So today is my birthday. (Thank you, thank you. You can stop clapping now)



As this day crept up, I began to think back on the years I've lived and I had the urge to write down 28 lessons I've learned from and about life so far. I realize that I am a product of love and I am so blessed to have great relationships in  my life. I am thankful for the attitude God has blessed me with and for the lessons I have learned. Even though some lessons were hard to learn and some are still a work in progress, I wanted to share them with hopes that it would help my future self and possibly help someone out there. 

These are in no particular order, and most of them will definitely sound cliché.


  1. Love yourself fiercely. The ability to do this enables you to receive love from the world and to also give love into the world.
  2. You do not owe anything to anybody. Trying to please humans will get you nowhere. In all do you, ask yourself: "what will Jesus do?"
  3. Always put God first. (I should move this to the top, but remember I told you these are in no particular order. Lol)
  4. Embrace Failures. They can be stepping stones to bigger and better things than you initially planned for.
  5. Don't be too hard on yourself. Eat the cookie.


  6. Quality over quantity always, except when it comes to buying nail polishes. Lol.. Just kidding.
  7. Marry the man that shows and tells you that you're his good thing (Proverbs 18:22)
  8. If it's not good food, don't even bother managing it. Life is too short to eat bad meals.
  9. You can cook, and you can love doing it. Plus, you will end up saving money if you do. 
  10. Take responsibility. It's a fast route to self-improvement.
  11. Impossible is nothing. You can do so much if you're determined. If you want it, go for it.


  12. Cultivate a habit of saving and pay your tithes.
  13. If you want to get something done (right), you will most likely have to do it yourself (DIY pun intended).
  14. You are blessed. Count your blessings.
  15. What is worth doing at all is worth doing well. Deliver more than you're paid to do. 
  16. Never say never
  17. Write ideas down. Write plans down. Write everything down before you forget. Seeing it written or typed out also helps to keep you accountable.


  18. Set measurable and realistic goals. 
  19. Detach yourself from electronics once in a while. Allow yourself the time to just be, reflect, plan, energize and relax. 
  20. This too shall pass. Whatever it is. 
  21. No one you meet in life is a mistake. Learn from failed relationships and nurture great friendships.
  22. Laugh. Laugh till you cry. Laugh till your belly hurts. Call the people that make you laugh. Do the things that make you laugh. Watch the things that make you laugh.


  23. Google everything and anything. There is so much you can learn for FREE. There is something in you that can make you great if you seek for and nurture it. 
  24. Watch foreign movies, especially K-dramas. There is something quite intriguing about them. 
  25. Say I Love You and mean it.
  26. Pray always
  27. Do new things and visit new places. 
  28. Never stop being creative or inspired. Use your hands, use your imagination, make moves so that your future self will thank you. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Can you guess how old I am based on these lessons? The hint is in the list *wink*

Remember to enter MY GIVEAWAY if you haven't already. 
Watch my Latest youtube video HERE, and SUBCRIBE while you're at it. That's my only birthday request from you. :-)


Till later, God Bless. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

EPIC GIVEAWAY: FREE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY (CLOSED)

Hello loves, 
The title of this post pretty much tells you what I am here to tell you today!

However, stay with me for a bit while I ramble on why I am doing this ultimate giveaway!

As most of you know, about a year ago, I married the love of my life. We will be celebrating our one year anniversary in September and so we have been reminiscing and thinking back to the days when we were planning our wedding. 

For most brides-to-be, picking out their wedding dress is the biggest task they had during wedding planning. But for me, the hardest part of wedding planning was picking out a photographer and a videographer because I know of the importance of having trustworthy vendors (who are also within my budget) to capture the highlights of our wedding day. 

We do not regret our decision to go with the duo we chose for the job because we have watched our wedding video over and over again and the pictures from our wedding day serve as great home decor master pieces. Also, as most of you probably know by now, Our wedding highlight video, and wedding photos have made quite the rounds on the inter-webs because the vendors captured our love in the most beautiful way.

With all that being said, we know things can get pretty expensive really quickly if you are doing a full blown wedding and so every little bit of help count! I get emails frequently from people who watch my youtube vlogs and saw our wedding video asking me about wedding planning and money saving tips. We also notice it is proposal season and lots of couples are picking their wedding dates!

All of these reasons, in addition to wanting to show my appreciation to everyone who support me is why my husband and I are very happy to be hosting this giveaway in partnership with our wedding photographer (Damell Photography) and videographer (D2tography) to give one lucky WINNER a wedding day Photo and Video Package!


The MAIN requirement to enter this giveaway is to have a wedding date between January 2018-September 2018

ENTRIES are only valid by entering through the widget below.
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WINNER will be announced on September 20th (and notified via their email address)

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Watch my youtube video about this giveaway below:

Please Note: The WINNER is responsible for Travel and Accommodation of both the photographer and videographer. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

THE BEST STRAIGHT HAIR & CLOSURE? ft Sorelle World Hair

Hello and welcome back here!
Hope you're  having a good day. 

Today I am showcasing what I  dare to call the best straight hair I have ever worn. I got this from http://sorelleworld.com/
I have a review video up on youtube and you can watch that below. 


Now let's talk about the hair. I am seriously in love with it. The lustre, the volume, everything is bomb! 

I made it into a wig all by myself and I am quite proud. 
What you see is 3 bundles (24, 22, 20) and an 18 inches closure (that I didn't have to bleach). I  tweezed the closure a bit and added some concealer to make it more realistic. I am completely in love with the outcome and quality of the hair. 

To get 10% off your purchase on Sorelleworld.com use the code: THEDIYLADY
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Thanks for coming by.God Bless.
P.S: Don't forget to watch  my review video below: I also share my hacks to laying your wigs/closure FLAT in the video.



Monday, July 24, 2017

Thrive! Don't Just Survive...

Hello World, 
How are you all doing? Hope everyone is having a lovely start to the week. 
Over the course of my blogging, I realized I never truly shared what my goal for blogging was with you guys. 

I enjoy sharing my style posts with you all and I even loved the days when I was focused on sharing my nail polish and painting adventures with y'all. But in recent times, I've taken my Youtube channel more seriously and I started sharing more "behind the scenes moments" with you guys. I love the seemingly perfect pictures and poses on my blog, but I honestly just want to tell you all to please follow my youtube channel so that you can see the "real life" moments that happens. 



My wheelchair style posts all began because I wanted to be the answer that comes up when a newly disabled person googles "how to look cute in a wheelchair" 

Shortly after my car accident, I found myself googling similar questions and wondering if I could still look cute on a wheelchair. I would search for things like "What kind of clothes should I buy as a wheelchair user", "Cute girls on wheelchair" and lots more! 

It may sound shallow but I was really concerned about my looks once the doctors told me I could no longer walk again. As most of you know, I had a car accident that resulted in a spinal cord Injury that left me with the only options of using a wheelchair for mobility.

Despite the tragic accident and it's effect on my body, I was somehow able to go on living a very optimistic life determined to live above my disability and prove to myself and others that NOTHING would hold me back from being my absolute best. 


I am not a Pro at this yet, but I honestly hope that my journey inspires everyone out there - disabled or not-  to thrive and not just survive

I don't want this post to get too long or preachy, so I'll stop here with this message: 
The devil can't take your calling, but he can take your confidence...so, don't let him catch you slipping... #BeBold #YouAreAForce

Be determined to rise above all that could be holding you down. Difficult days will come, but persevere and show the world that you are a force to be reckoned with. 



The Top I am wearing in this post is from Tobi. CLICK HERE.

Thank you guys for visiting my blog. 
Please don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel. I post videos every Wednesday and Fridays. 
That's it for now, Till later God Bless.