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. 

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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. 

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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. 

Xx

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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 http://www.adakustyle.com. 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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Xx,

Adaku

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Mommy’s Day Out

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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!

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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. 

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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.

Xx

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Must Have Skin Care Baby Products

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Today I am going to be talking about some of my favorite baby products that I love to use on my two princesses. As most of you know, I have an almost two year old, and I have been using the same products on her since she was born. Now having our new edition who is two months already (Wow! Time really flies by quick), I am also using the same products on her as I did when my toddler was a baby baby. These items have worked for me and I find myself going back to it because I believe that, if you find something that works for you, just stick with it.

AD1680D1-FAB4-4B85-9B2B-1791B62297B81. Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion. This lotion is the fragrance free for my two month old. Like I said, I used this particular one for the toddler when she was a baby so I find it very smooth on their bodies and that’s why it’s my “go to” lotion for babies. I love the fact that it is paraben free and phthalate free. This lotion contains natural colloidal oatmeal which helps to protect delicate skin. It leaves skin moisturized for twenty-four hours. My baby’s skin feels soft, smooth, and healthy. My mom recently even complimented her skin and she asked me what I use on her body.

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2. Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion. This Lotion is lavender and vanilla scented which also comes with natural colloidal oatmeal and also leaves skin moisturized for twenty-four hours and helps calm babies before bedtime. I love the scent of this lotion and, when people give my toddler a hug, they usually tell her that she smells good. Now the secret is out 🙂 This also comes in a bath format and it contains everything the lotion has including tear free which is important to me.

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3. Baby Vaseline. I can say so much on this right here because I carry it in my purse 24/7. When my toddler had a bad diaper rash, I tried so many products even to the extent of going to the pharmacist. Nothing worked until my older brother told me to go back to the old school method. This means putting on Vaseline and letting her walk around with no underwear or diaper around the house. I did this for two days and you won’t believe the drastic change that happened. Everything went away and it left the affected area very smooth. Since then, I use this product SO MUCH!
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4. Johnson’s Baby Oil. This product is just amazing that the entire family uses it. It works so well and we love how it feels on our bodies. I use it a lot on baby Promises’ hair because it just smells good. It’s also Paraben free and dermatologist tested. Once your body is moisturized, it leaves skin soft and silky.

We have come to the end of today’s blog and I am very thankful for each of them. Leave a comment below and tell me which of these products is your favorite and why. Enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll catch you in my next one.

XX
Adaku
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It’s Been An Amazing Week 

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What an awesome, wonderful week I’ve had with so many kids getting their lives changed. This past weekend, we also watched a veteran who has never owned a home receive his first home. It was such a blessing and an honor to be able to host another year and see lives changed, especially in this generation. We hosted four girls this year and they always leave a note for their host homes. Here’s a picture of one of the notes that touched my heart. 

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Anyway, the whole event was very successful because it was a teamwork and everyone worked hard in different areas.

After the successful week, hubby and I took the kids for the first time to New York to visit some friends.  We spent quality time together on the ride, which was about three hours to get there. We caught up with our friend Melissa who was also at the youth conference my church had this past week. I guess we didn’t get enough of her time so we decided to go spend some time with her. We are forever thankful for Melissa and all she did for us with making our trip a memorable one. 

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We then caught up with a great friend of mine whom I’ve known since college and I was also in her wedding. Now, we both are happily married with kids. It was just lovely to catch up and the kids enjoyed each other’s company. We ate great food and had great company and beautiful sceneries. These are moments I cherish and won’t forget. Hence to why I take so many pictures and document them for our kids so that, when they get older, they can always look back to see what daddy and mommy were up to while they were little. 

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Most of the trip was vlogged and will be coming out on my YouTube channel this Saturday so be on the lookout. Meanwhile, enjoy the rest of the pictures. 

Thanks for reading and I will catch you in my next one.

XX,

Adaku Inspires

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Thankful Thursday

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Every little moment counts so appreciate those around you, whether they’re there for a temporary season or for the long haul. Today, I’m reminiscing on how I went from being a mom of one to being Mama Kizzy and Promise. It’s not even been two months yet but I’m getting the hang of things little by little. The pictures I’m sharing with you today are just my little way of appreciating the journey I’m going through. I’m grateful for what I have and excited for where I’m going. A lot of people that play a big role in my life might not be included in these pictures but trust me, it’s a big team. I hope you enjoy sharing this space with me and please share some of the moments you cherish whether past or present. Leave it in the comment section below! Happy Thursday and know there’s always something to be thankful for!

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Thankful Thursday

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Today’s blog goes out to Siara Snyder aka My Little Sis. This young lady is very knowledgeable and I’m very proud of who she’s becoming. Recently, she spent almost an entire week with me and she was a great help! Siara is also now volunteering at our church summer camp for the entire summer but, before starting, she took it upon herself to spend time with her little sister, Kizzy before getting busy.

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Just in case you didn’t know, this young girl was in my wedding and she was my announcer. She was the cutest little girl then and, now, she’s growing too fast! She has a heart to love and share her knowledge. In terms of correction, she receives it well and doesn’t give room for negativity. She has a special place in our heart and she knows it.

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The day she got home from her little vacation with me, she got a call that her grandma was at the hospital. She is such a strong girl because she composed herself when the family received the news. Now, let’s fast forward to today. Her grandma is recovering very quickly and God is in control of that situation. This little sis of mine continues to work very hard by staying busy and keeping her mind focused. Thanks again Siara for being you!  We love you!

Thanks again for tuning in and please show Siara some love by sending her encouraging words that will strengthen her as she continues to do what God has called her to do.

xoxo

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