Under My Umbrella

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Blessings on blessings

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Sitting on my queendom, like! Where them haters at?

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Blessings on blessings
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DIY Faux Locs, How to Styles & Renew old Faux Locs

WE ARE ON YOUTUBE NOW 😉

Sorry it’s been a hot minute not blogging had a lot going. But I am back in One peace. Please subscribe to my youtube channel, i will be posting DIY craft videos from hair to Home decorations.

HOW TO INSTALL FAUX LOCS

HOW TO RENEW & STYLE FAUX LOCS

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10 SELF-LOVE- ENCOURAGING QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF

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1. Will this choice propel me towards an inspiring future,or will it keep me stuck in the past?

2. Will this choice bring me long term fulfillment or short term gratification?

3. Am I standing in my power or am I trying to  please another?

4. I am looking for what’s right or Am I looking for what’s wrong?

5. Will this choice add to my life force or will it rob me of energy?

6. Would i use this catalyst to grow and evolve or will i use it to beat myself up?

7. Does this choice empower or dis-empower me?

8. Is this an act of self-love or of self-sabotage?

9. Is this an act of faith (love) or fear?

10. Am I choosing from my divinity or Am i choosing from my humanity.

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DIY UPHOLSTERY THRIFT STORE CHAIRS USING AFRICAN FABRIC

IKEA HACKED

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Am about to IKEA hack this cuties

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I bought this beauties at a thrift store nearby. I bought 4 of them since I have been really looking for chairs for my living room. To my husband this were just ok but me because I have the crafty syndrome when I bought them they were covered with African fabric and they were white..

SO LET’S GET STARTED….
YOU WILL NEED…
■Screw driver
■ Paint (this is not necessary if you are not going to paint your chairs)

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There are so many of these paints, I never knew white has so many shade lol. use primer

■ Wood finisher/ gloss paint
■Fabric
■Glue gun ( I used glue gun because I don’t have a stapler).
■gloves ( I didn’t use them, it was my first time doing this I just went in.
See my arm lol

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Use gloves lol

1. Started off by screwing off the seat from the chair frame.

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Save the pins very important

                  

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Observe how they did the corners of the chairs so you can apply it when you are doing your chair

2. Now let’s cover the seat padding first.

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I used the fabric from one of the chairs as a template then I cut out this fabric here.

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Place the chair padding in the centre of the fabric and make sure the whole fabric covers all corners of the seat.

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I had to do this on the floor but any who...just pleat the corners and glue down around the seat...

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This is how it should look no wrinkles on the fabric, just flawless. Now we are done, done with the seat, now time to do the chair frame.

3. Painting the chair frame… phew this is work I tell you… I used 7 bottles or cans of paint. I bought this paint from Walmart.

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I took the chair outside and sprayed all over the chair frame and I made sure that no brown was showing, anything but white

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I bought the paper poster board at a dollar store. Which i layed down to protect the floor from the paint.I did all 4 chairs and I waited for them to dry, which was the next day and I applied the wood finisher to give them that shinning gloss finish.

5.Finished chairs….

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This chair just like Drake it started from the bottom now its here.

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I thrifted the guitar too for $9.95

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Lol now I can have guests over and rub it in their faces lmaoo.... IKEA HACKED

If you are in Miami I can do your chairs/ couch for you, using african fabric..I don’t charge much, just the change you have hihihi 😆😂😂😂😂😎.

Until next time America and Africa
Until next time.

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YOUR MAJESTY…THE QUEEN

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When you know that you are blessed is the most beautiful thing than being beautiful. Tebogo Regasegile blogger, Designer and a dreamer

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AFRICAN MUSIC AND AMERICAN MUSIC RESPECT TOWARDS WOMAN

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I always wondered why in America, will a woman in her right senses smile and take it as a compliment when his man or boyfriend whichever it is, calls her a bitch or a whore. I have seen this happen quiet a lot.

I also wondered why these woman will go around even boosting about being his bitch, not his bitch in fact his bad bitch, how she is a bad bitch and what not.

I also wondered why African females call themselves black queen, beautiful woman, all this beautiful names a woman will call her self in respect of her status in the community. Why an African woman will slap the hell out of a man who will call her a bitch, African woman i mean those who are educated but still not corrupted by the western lives or the so called “3rd world countries”. There is no how the word bitch can be used in a good way. Because they will say “don’t take this wrong you are a bad bitch in a good way”.

Oh really like wtf do u mean.

Well now i see this trend in Africa, you know Africans we like copying whatever Americans are doing, i think we think that is civilization. Our music is so changed. We call ourselves the N word, do u even know what it means.

It is not civilization to be calling women whores, bitches or cursing to make a song. This is the reason why i don’t listen to rap music.

Enjoy your Friday, i am about to go listen to rap music and sip some hot tea.

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THATO EDWARD A BOTSWANA TREASURE- ZEN MAGAZINE

Zen Magazine Africa -A Bostwana Treasure
Thato – A Bostwana Treasure

Botswana born model Thato Edward talks to Zen about life as a fashion model in Ireland, fashion from African designers and 5 things you probably didn’t know about her.

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Zen: Tell us about yourself. Where are you from?
Thato: I am a Botswana born model based in Ireland. I am from a small village in the North East of Botswana called Moroka but I grew up in Francistown city were I went to school and did most of my tertiary studies. I moved to Ireland back in 2010 to further my studies and pursue modelling professionally because I have always wanted to be a model.

Zen: What does modelling mean to you and how did you get started in modelling?
Thato: To me modelling means having a great attitude and personality that will reflect in all your pictures. It is a very tough industry but if you are confident and if you persevere, you can definitely go far. In 2011, I attended the Absolute School Of Modelling in Ireland where I learnt a lot about modelling and did my first shoot with them. It was an incredible feeling!

Zen: Who are some of your favourite African models?
Thato: A few of my favourite African models are Kaone Kario and Alek Wek.

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Zen: What has been your favourite shoot or campaign(s) work to date?
Thato: My favourite shoot has always been with Anita Kulon of Anita Kulon photography. She has a great eye and has the natural ability to get pictures from a perfect angle. I also recently worked with Kristina Sandaraite of Photography By Kristina. She is super creative and fun to work with.

Zen: How would you describe your style
Thato: I really wear anything I look good in and anything I feel comfortable in. That is my style. I do love fashionable clothes but I don’t follow trends.

Zen: What do you think about African fashion?
Thato: I think the fashion industry in Africa is growing rapidly. The great thing about African fashion right now is that we have beautiful bold colours and prints that look great on all women. It’s the fashion in vogue across the world and I think it’s amazing.

Zen: Who are a few of your favourite African designers across the world?
Thato: My favourite African designers would have to be David Tlale, Koketso Chiepe, and Neo Ooke of African Lace.

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Zen: 5 things you can’t live without
Thato: I can’t live without my daughter, my phone, music, true love and food.

Zen: Your favourite African musicians.
Thato: My favourite are Ndingo Johwa, Vee, A.T.I, Oliver Mtukuzi, and Zahara.

Zen: 5 facts about you people may not know
Thato: I love horror movies, I can’t dance, I can’t swim, I am a very strong woman and I have young daughter.

Zen: What’s next for Thato?
Thato: I am interested in acting although I haven’t tried it before. It’s one of the things I aim at doing in the future but right now my focus is on becoming a better model. My biggest goal is to successfully break into the modelling industry and I believe I have what it takes to make it happen.

Photography by ANITA KULON

So proud when i see other Batswana doing it big. I am happy for you  Thato Edward,  please READ MORE HERE

MY CONDOLENCES TO THEIR FAMILIES

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Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.

God knows why this tragedy happened so trust in him.

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Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

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From my mine to yours, we extend our sympathy to families,relatives,friends,police and Batswana nation who are in deep sorrow of mourning their loved ones and we pray that the Holy Spirit may touch their hearts n give them the best comfort and care thy need in times like these so that thy may be able to accept what happened and move forward.May the good Lord and saviour give u strength and power in this hard, painful and sorrowful time.Amen!

I appreciate the service their service. May they rise again in glory.

May their souls rest in peace

Nambiema snapback Giveaway

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This snapback Nambiema, is named after my girlfriend’s boyfriend who lives in Ghana. Just to see how he makes her happy is the best thing to witness. He turned a sad,lonely girl to a confident,happy woman. thank you Nambiema.
This is to you, your family and your country, Enjoy your Independence.

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Happy Sunday to you and yours. I have a give away. I have a giveaway. Go like my facebook page and my instagram profile
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Nothing feels good than giving or being given a handmade custom piece, that was made with love.

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