5 FREE PLACES TO VISIT IN FORT WORTH, TEXAS.

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You know the beautiful thing about owning this site is that I make the rules. Today I just feel like talking about my adopted home, Fort Worth. The only thing that I basically hate is the weather, especially the hot and humid summers. However, there are basically so many places to just have fun, cheap or free. You know me am frugal and I love it. let us start the countdown.

5.FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS NATIONAL DISTRICT; This was the first place I got to visit when I arrived in Fort Worth, thanks to my darling sister. Enjoy a view of handsome cowboys on horseback, decked western saloon, and the beautiful Fort Worth’s long cow tradition. This is the place where the phrase “Texas, where the west begins” really makes sense. Shop cowgirl boots, hats and all other gifts while you at it.

4. FORT WORTH BOTANIC GARDENS; Am in love with this place because I just can sit under a shade with my laptop and write this blog and at the same time enjoy the beautiful, green scenery. This 110 acre garden is host to over 2000 exotic and native plant. If nothing else, just believe its my favorite to go place for a simple picnic or walk, by myself or with friends.

3. THE KIMBELL ART MUSEUM; Story time, so one Sunday my sister and I decide to go view some art. Let me just say, we walked around awed by the beautiful pieces, some we understood, some we basically laughed about and others we just looked at and argued about because we both had a different translation for the pieces. I think that is what art is all about and that is why this museum is a must visit for you when you tour Fort Worth.

2. THE BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PAINTING; I love money, and if walking under billions of U.S dollars is the only way I will feel like a billionaire, am up for the challenge. Witness the spectacular view of money being printed, smell the fragrance, taste the sweet torture of riches and then go hustle for the money when you live the site. It is basically a good place to go and get your priorities in order.

2. THE JFK TRIBUTE; Am a self proclaimed anti-historian, but an 8 foot bronze statue of President JF Kennedy, made me stop and just learn. The statue marks the place and occasion, when President Kennedy visited Fort Worth. Engraved is a quote “There are no faint hearts in Fort Worth”.

There are basically more free places to visit, but let us stop with my top 5 favorites so far. Share your favorite places in the comment section.

For places to visit in Kenya, my birth home, here

THRIFT SHOPPING TIPS

 

 

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So you are like me and love to save some money? Thrift shopping is my go to money saver, from clothes and shoes to interior decorations, am all in. It’s true what they say, one man’s trash is another man’s  treasure, so go find it my darlings. With years of thrift shopping, I have come up with some tips you can use on your thrift shopping journey. Here we go:

  • Buy  more than one if the price is right. let’s say you find a vintage handbag for way less than buying a new one, why not buy two or three? If you can save an extra buck but look like a million bucks why not. You do not have to spend a fortune to look or feel good.
  • Always think of the bigger picture. You find an oversize t-shirt or dress that looks extremely good and you love it, why not DIY it to a kimono, or boring trousers to amazing shorts? In this thrift shopping adventure, your imagination is the only thing that can limit you, so up your game.

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  • Cheap, good looking stuff will make you a shopaholic and if you are like me, you might end up overspending. Never forget to guard your bank account from yourself. Learn when there are upcoming sales and save some more, and only buy the items you really need.
  • Have a second pair of eyes to avoid buying something that you will not cherish for the rest of its short life, it will also help you save some needed money. A wish list while shopping will also come in very handy.

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All the outfits I have worn in this pictures, are thrift-ed, so my darlings looking good can be as cheap as you want it too. Happy shopping my darlings.

love you.

 

KENYA SAVED MY LIFE

 

20180607_105432_HDRVisiting Kenya, my home country made such a huge impact in my life. It changed my way of thinking and interpreting life.I discovered that I was pushing myself too much, that i was just doing just what I had promised myself not to do; following the crowd. I had started living beyond my means, trying to fit in, but instead I fell into self-loath. I hated my life, hated everything I was doing, I was not motivated to do anything. I was quick to anger and preferred to stay alone, not to talk to anyone, I let no one inside my bubble.I believe I was slowly falling into depression.

 

My visit was not what I had envisioned, going around the country documenting every minute of it for you my readers, instead I ended up staying at home with mum and my darling sister. I talked almost everyday with my best friend. It was a vacation like no other. Short days with people who took every second to remind you that you are important to them, that they value you and most of all love you. Every morning was a blessing and every night ended with a lot of laughter. My creativity juices started flowing. I found myself dreaming again, happy, and closer to God.

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On my way back, I wrote down everything I wanted for this new me. One of them was to re-vamp this blog. to make it a place that people come not only to learn about Kenya but to find themselves. To renew their spirits and motivation. Some topics I will be covering will cover healthy eating, travel, DIYs, living on a budget, and other life altering topics. Eventually I might end up changing the name of this blog so please send me names you would want me to use.

To Nita, the reason I have never found another friend like you is because no one else who has come close to knowing me as you do, has appreciated this mess as you do. To my  loving family, thanks for being a rock when I needed one. To all of you my readers, I do not take it for granted that you took your time to read this blog. I always thank God for you everyday. Still can not believe that someone appreciates my work like you do. Lots of love my darlings.

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NON ALCOHOLIC SANGRIA

If there is someone I appreciate and listen to a lot, its my loving mum. A month with her reminded me how eating healthy eating is important. Combining this not so new but important knowledge with my love for a cold sangria on a very hot summer day, made me make this drink. It is an amazing non alcoholic drink to serve for your stylish pool party this summer.

This non-alcoholic sangria is full of vitamins because of the yummy fruits that makes it. Its benefits include: protecting against heart arteriosclerosis,eliminating acid residuals for example uric acid thus protecting our kidneys, and preventing tiredness and fatigue due to its positive alkalinizing actions.

So here is my miracle summer drink:20180606_091456-1

INGREDIENTS: (Serves 4)

  • 1 liter red grape juice
  • 1/2 liter lemon drink
  • 1 peach
  • 1 apple
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cinnamon stick

PREPARATION

  1. Cut peach and apple in small cubes.
  2. Wash and slice lemon. Do not peel.
  3. Pour grape  and lemon juices respectively  in a pitcher.
  4. Add the diced fruits and a cinnamon stick.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 hours.
  6. Serve the yummy sangria very cold with the fruit pieces and ice.

There it is. Enjoy and do not forget to share.

 

AFRICA:Beauty at its Best.

Someone sent me this video and I love it. The first thing I thought is that I need to share it with all of you. Everything she says in that video is what I have been thinking of. If you love it too, comment below, follow, share, go to her youtube site and do the same. Lots of love my darlings.

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