Thankful Thursday

Hello lovelies, another Thankful Thursday that I’m excited to write about. One thing I love about my family is that we know how to support each other no matter what. We strive to make sure everyone is ok by calling and checking up on each other no matter the distance.

Well, one person that does that well is my sister who is also Hubby’s twin, Esther. Esther goes above and beyond in making sure that everyone is ok. She is such a hardworking woman and I’m proud to see all that she’s accomplished so far. She lives in Ohio and makes every effort to spend time with the family when she’s in town even if it’s just one day. I still don’t know how she does it.

Recently she came back in town and this time decided to spend her couple of days with our two year old. She took her out for a date day and then dinner with her friends. They went shopping and had a blast together. Our toddler got a new hair do from her Aunty which hubby and I loved. This melted my heart when we came to pick her up. She looked so sophisticated in her new hairstyle.

Just wanted to take a moment to say, Esther we appreciate you so much for all you do not just for your brother and I, but the entire family. This Thankful Thursday is dedicated to you. I am grateful and blessed to call you my sister and to let you know that your love and support never goes unnoticed. God will replenish all that you continue to pour out and you will never lack anything. We love you dearly!

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed reading. Find someone and say “THANK YOU” to them today. No matter how small or how big they’ve poured into your life, just tell them how thankful you are. Trust me, it goes a long way.

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Thankful Thursday

Hello Lovelies, change has come and I am so thankful for this change. It’s an opportunity that I believe is life changing and I couldn’t be much happier. Started off my day with pumpkin spice latte from my dear friend who knows me so well. How cute is she though?


I have come to the conclusion that it really does take a village to be successful. This beautiful friend of mine not only brought me my favorite Fall drink from Starbucks, but she also helped me organize some furniture around the house that we plan to sell. Two got sold thankfully and I’m waiting on a serious buyer for the other two. I’m thankful that I get to be with the people I love and make money at the same time.

478E8804-2AE6-4312-BA83-29419E208DADI know this picture is so cute because that’s what you get to see. Behind the scenes, I must mention that our lovely children were standing by the door screaming and wondering why their moms are out there giggling and having a good time lol we couldn’t take it anymore so we took two out of the four kids, and they basically giggled the whole time when they were finally let outside to be with us
To this great friend of mine, thank you so much for being an amazing friend to me. Times when we share ideas together or seek each other’s opinions on something, times when we laugh out loud and cry without caring about our makeup. Even recently trying to say “prune” so we could have a perfect model pose lol!


I appreciate and cherish our friendship. Thank you for being a real gem! This Thankful Thursday post is all yours so a BIG THANK YOU.

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Poppin In Fall

Howdy lovelies, it’s been a great week at the Ikotuns house considering we’ve both been so wrapped up in preparation of our eternity play coming up in two weeks. We are extremely busy during this period but it’s worth every minute of it. Recently I got an opportunity to style one of my good friends and she really loved the styles that I picked out. I wrote about the first set of styles last Thursday so, if you missed it, make sure you check it out here. This will be the second set of styles so be on the lookout for the third sets lol


So with this style, I paired this beautiful off shoulder white dress with a choker and a bold gold stud earrings. As we’ve just entered into Fall season, I wanted a little bit of pop color so I went with mint green shoes. This was a gorgeous pick and I was happy with the turn out. She herself couldn’t even believe it and she was ecstatic about this style. As you can see from the picture, she just can’t help herself with her strutting!



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What are you looking forward to as we enter this fall season? Share your comments below. Anyway, thank you for coming along and I hope you enjoyed reading. 


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Thankful Thursday

Hello lovelies,

I had a wonderful opportunity to style a friend who wanted a casual look for running errands and potentially switching to heels for a date night. I know Fall is almost here but I’m still not ready so let’s make the most of it while it’s still nice.

For the first look, I paired this pop blue blazer and brown tanks with a white destroyed pants alongside with some loafers to brighten up the entire outfit. I really like the whole outfit because it’s for someone looking to dress casual but yet still look stylish.
Now, if you’re thinking of going on a date that evening, then I’d throw some heels which I did here. It changes the look to make it even more classier. I love the details on the blazer. Those military buttons goes really well with the style and I’m glad I matched it with the flats.
I’m thankful for friends who support and invest in your growing business. I had a blast shooting this and I would do it again.
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Enjoy reading and I’ll catch you in my next one.Xx,
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Thankful Thursday

Flirty white dress in Sherwood Garden


Good morning Loves! Hope you are having a wonderful day. Well, today’s blog is about my visit to a beautiful garden called Sherwood Herb Garden. It is so serene and picturesque. My sister and I made an impromptu turn into this garden One Sunday after church and we were both blown away by the atmosphere. As always, we both came up with tons of ideas and spots to take pictures lol. I couldn’t enjoy this garden to myself so I dragged hubby along with me and we took some shots. I love the pictures he took! 

It was quite a beautiful day so I wore this striped white dress that I got from a local boutique to the garden. I love this outfit because of how simple but elegant it looks. It’s a long sleeve with ruffles attached to it. I paired it with this vintage white purse. You can dress it up with heels or down with tennis shoes. Whichever way suits your style, just be confident wearing it. Hubby loves how it looks on me because he said it’s flirty! As we walked around, we found this old school bell in the middle of the garden and we thought it was cool to take a picture with. 





I’m very thankful for my dress and the fact that I didn’t have to break an arm and leg to rock it. Comment below and tell me if you’re one of those that sees an outfit that you like and you immediately look for places to wear it to and take a picture! LOL!

Have a wonderful Thursday and remember that there’s always something to be thankful for.



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Thankful Thursday

An Opportunity To Remember

This picture says a lot because I’m am so thankful to embark on an opportunity that is pretty BIG. I can’t say so much about it yet but hopefully very very soon I’ll share it with you guys so keep following me on this adventurous ride.

Sometimes God has a sense of humor. He knows what’s best for you even though we tend to be impatient at times. It’s been a roller coaster for the past couple of weeks and all we know best is to trust God during the process. You can never figure it all out but it’s all part of the process. All I can say is that I’m definitely growing in my relationship with God. As I continue to grow in Him, I’m seeing that doors that are beyond my wildest dreams begin to open and unfold.

I’m here to encourage you that nobody is finding it perfect and easy. You’re not alone and I’m a living testimony of that. Learn to trust God with ALL of your heart and your own doors and opportunities will begin to open.



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Thankful Thursday

It’s never a dull moment when these two meet up! We did a spontaneous meeting at the library. We thought the kids were going to grab a book, sit quietly and enjoy the time as we read to them but NOOOOO! That plan got tossed straight out the window. They got there, immediately started playing with the toys and pretended to have a puppet show.





And, as if that wasn’t enough, they wanted to play with the blocks and then go to potty.



Both of them are potty trained and all we can say is “Hallelujah, it’s such a relief.” Every now and then my toddler does have accidents but, for the most part, she’s got the hang of it. I’ll save that for a later blog because it was a lot potty training her but hard work pays off. Anyway, the girls felt they’ve had a long day so they decided to take a break and put food in their stomachs lol. Don’t worry the other two little ones weren’t just watching them. They ate too and life was good.


Afterwards, they both picked out couple of books to read


and then it was time to go home. They held each other’s hands and walked out the library. How cute is that picture?




You could see the smiles on people’s faces as the walked out going to the parking lot. Lydia is so sweet giving Kizzy kisses and Kizzy knows how to act like she doesn’t want it but, once we get in the car, she’s crying and asking about Lydia! She’ll make a great actress!



Five minutes after we drove off, Kizzy took a good three hour nap and it was beautiful. I will be forever grateful to have friends who have kids that are Kizzy’s age group.

I hope you had a lovely day as well and remember there’s always something to be thankful for!



Thankful Thursday

Happy three months baby girl! Wow, could you believe it’s been three months already? Time does fly by really quickly but I am so grateful for every step of the way. Promise is such a pure joy even though she doesn’t smile a lot, we are camera ready for when we get that smile. Today, not only did she give me a smile, she gave me a big smile and that made my day. 


At three months, she is eating very well. She sleeps through the night and every now and then she would wake up for a feed but rarely. She’s growing bigger and becoming more aware everyday. She loves to be around people especially her big sister, Kizzy. She loves getting kisses from her as well. She is starting to gaze into my eyes and mumble somethings that I don’t understand and I mumble right back at her 🙂 She is such a strong girl and she’s already standing strong when you hold her hands. Her head is holding up very nicely and she enjoys taking baths. Sometimes she sleeps while in the baby bathtub. 


Overall, Promise is a very calm baby who doesn’t stress anybody out. Once you change her diaper and feed her, she will enjoy sleeping peacefully. Join me in showing her some love because I am forever thankful to have my Promise.

Thanks for joining me and I hope to catch you guys in my next one. 



Thankful Thursday

Hello there! I guess I would say the secret is finally out, right? What Adaku has been working on is now going LIVE!!!. Just in case you missed my announcement yesterday, I am very excited to launch my website This is very dear to my heart and I am passionate about this next phase that God is taking me. Some of you know that fashion is something that comes natural to me and I am ready to take it to the next level. Hope you come along with me as we journey together. Always and forever grateful for my lovely husband who not only takes my photos but supports my passion and dreams. With that being said, check out the Pictures below and I’ll catch you in my next one. If you have any questions or comments, shoot me an email or leave your comments below. Thanks again and have a lovely day.






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Thankful Thursday

Mommy’s Day Out


Do you have a friend who’s just spontaneous, flexible, and adventurous? That type of friend that hen you say “let’s try doing something new,” they jump on it without hesitation. Well, this day we made it happen. We took our wonderful kids to explore Harbor East here in Baltimore, Maryland.  First of all, can we just soak in this beautiful view? Isn’t it gorgeous? That’s exactly how I felt on this day. Beautiful perfect weather with great company. You can’t beat that!


Perfect is an understatement on how this day was. We got a great spot to park our cars and it was ten dollars for the whole day (wow! That’s rare to find downtown). We went to some department stores to look around because we both love the vibe in the city. We then walked to Whole Foods and grabbed lunch because we planned to have a picnic looking right outside the water. Everyone loved our babies. Seeing two women in a store with their kids (two in strollers and the other two being carried in a baby carrier) must be very fascinating. People kept staring at us with huge smiles on their faces and our two toddlers almost caused traffic in one of the stores we went to. It was very lovely to see and we had a nice time picking our lunch together then headed to have a picnic. 


Overall, you can’t help it but have a huge smile on your face. The kids loved it, they ate good, beautiful scenery, and having the two moms there to them was icing on the cake. I am very thankful for moments like this with our daughters. It’s humbling and joyful to have great friends who are on the journey you’re taking and always pushing you to be better. I encourage moms out there to find other moms who you can stroll in the park with and build great relationships.


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