DO YOU TALK TOO MUCH?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Good morning,

Read: James 3:1-12

“Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath” (James. 1:19)

We all talk too much! What heartaches are caused, homes broken up, friends separated, wars incited by some hasty, angry words! Much of the conflict in the world is caused by a combination of narrow minds and wide mouths.

You will not often get into trouble by listening; and most of us can learn more from what others say than what we have to say.

A man once said, I have a confession to make. Many of the troubles I have encountered in the past I brought on myself because I opened my mouth at the wrong time. I have caused much heartache to myself because I did not keep to the biblical injunction, “swift to hear, slow to speak” (Jas.1:19). I opened my mouth too wide.

Jesus said, “Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment (Mt. 12:36). If you don’t hold your tongue, you may have to eat your words!

Prayer: Lord teach me when to speak, and when to be silent; in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen

(From ‘The Voice of Christ Today, 2014 Edition’ Daily Inspiration for Personal and Family Devotion, Page 210. A publication of The World International Sacred Peace Movement, Grouped Soul).

Say Cheese (Cake)! – Easy DIY No – Bake Cheesecake

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It seems I’ve been very interested in food these days (surprise surprise). With me pinning food recipes every other day, I decided to give this one a try. And boy is it delicious. Plus you can’t use “I have no oven” as an excuse not to try and make this easy no-bake cheesecake. I found a recipe on …. but switched it up by adding whipping cream to the mix.

Here’s what you’ll need

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For the crust
Digestive Biscuits
Butter

For the filling
Cream Cheese
Condensed Milk
Whipping Cream
Vanilla extract

For the topping
Cherries
Cornstarch
Water

What to do

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1. Crush the biscuits, mix in the butter and press the mix to the bottom of your pan or or dessert bowl.

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2. Whisk the cream cheese in one bowl. Then mix the whipping cream and condensed milk in another bowl until it forms a stiff peak.

3. Pour the whipping cream mix into the cheese and whisk until it’s all properly mixed together.

4. Scoop the cheese filling and spread on the crust. Refrigerate for about an hour.

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5. While the your cheesecake is in the refrigerator, prepare your topping. Pour the cherries into a saucepan and place on low heat. Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with about 5 spoons of water and pour into the cherries. Let it simmer for about a minute the turn off the heat and let it cool.

6. Bring out your cheesecake and drizzle some of the cherry sauce on it.

7. Get your dessert spoon and dig in.

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Trust me, you want to try this recipe. It’ll definitely make you say cheese ;)

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What would you like to add to your cheesecake? Please let me know in the comments section below.

Lot of love,

Omo

Watch Out!…..DIY This Chain Strap Watch

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I’ve got tons of creative blog mentors. Whenever I need to get my creative juices running, I go by their blogs and I’m never disappointed. Take for example this totally chic, totally DIYable look-like-I-bought-it-from-a-store chain strap watch by A Pair and A Spare. You know I can’t resist something like that; so I hacked one for me self ;)

Visit her blog to see the full tutorial.

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Have a great Sunday y’all

Love,
Omo

One more reason to go bananas – DIY Banana and Peanut Butter Ice Cream

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This one will be quick and you’ll love it. I promise :)

So I was surfing Pinterest yesterday (like I do everyday) and found this delish ice cream recipe on Two Peas & Their Pod. What’s more? You don’t need an ice cream machine to do this.

Next thing you know, I wake up this morning and feel this gravitational pull towards the kitchen and the bananas in my fridge. The rest, my friends, is history.

Make your Banana and Peanut Butter Ice Cream now!

Banana & peanut butter ice cream.

1. Peel 4 bananas and cut into small slices.
2. Freeze bananas
3. Blend into a smooth and creamy ice cream
4. Add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and blend again.
5. Enjoy your smooth and creamy healthy banana and peanut butter ice cream.

I practically licked my plate clean ate my ice cream like a lady…cough :)

Anyways, hope you get to try it real soon. It will make your weekend, I assure you.

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Ciao,
Omo

DIY Chicken, Bacon and Cheese Club Sandwich

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I always wanted to make a club sandwich. I mean, a proper club sandwich with all the works. Every time I ate a sandwich from Cactus or Chocolate Royale, I would say to myself, ‘Omo, you need to make one of these; how hard can it be?” And then my day came. I went grocery shopping with my brother and my friend on Tuesday; and decided there and then that I would shop for all the ingredients. It was so worth it :).

It’s really easy to make and you will wonder (like I did), why you didn’t try this sooner. Here’s what I used;

 

Sliced bread – toasted golden brown

Cheddar Cheese slices

Smoked Chicken – deboned and sliced

Bacon – put in a non-stick pan and fry until brown and crispy, then slice

Lettuce – washed and sliced

Onions – washed and sliced

Tomatoes – washed and sliced

Boiled eggs – sliced

Butter

Mayonnaise

(yeah I know, the calories – just stay with me)

Butter one side of one toast slice. Lay 2 or 3 bacon slices and place the cheese slice on top of the bacon.

Place a toast slice on top and spread mayonnaise on the side facing up.

Lay lettuce, tomato, onions and boiled egg slices and cover with another toast, ‘mayoed’ side down.

Lay the chicken slices next and cover with a toast slice, buttered side down.

Drive a toothpick through either angles of the sandwich and slice through the other 2 angles.

Get a hot or cold beverage and eat your DIY Cheese, Bacon and Chicken Club Sandwich to your heart’ content

….and then work it all out tomorrow. We’ll maybe not just tomorrow …hehehehe

I think you pull this off as well. Don’t you?

I’ve got a cheesecake treat coming right up. Wanna stay updated? Please follow my blog and share with your friends.

Have great weekend guys

Love,
Omo

DIY Layered Chain Necklace

Yeah I know I’ve AWOL for a while but that’s just because I’ve been so busy with publicity of the Spirit of David’s concert in support of the Fire initiative holding  at the Muson Centre on June 14. Please do follow Fire on Instagram (@firenaija); Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/firenaija) and twitter (@firenaija). The official hashtag is #firenaija. Thanks. I love you forever for doing this :)

Ok. So even though I have not been blogging actively, I still try to get my daily dose of inspiration from Pinterest, Craftgawker and a couple of my favourite blogs and I see that people are really into some serious projects. Anyways, I couldn’t resist getting my hands on Francesca’s DIY Chain Layer Necklace. I just had to make me one. Check out her awesome projects at Fall for DIY.

 

DIY Layered Chain Necklace

 

DIY Layered Chain Necklace 2

 

What do you think? Me likey!

Ok so I gotta run. Don’t forget to share and do follow my blog for more updates.

Have a great weekend my lovelies.

Lots of love,

Omo