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Guest Post: WALKERS

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You’re such a wonderful beast, 
You either bring trouble or add to my needs. 

When I needed you the most, then would you flee, 

it had always been love, now I can’t tell what I feel. 
You used to be the radiant sun, 

You shone for light but now you burn, 

and yes you claim to be the Holy one 

while we both know you are but a scum. 
You said true love was all you felt, 
I think you placed me under a spell, 

but right now I can boldly tell, 

even a voodoo won’t move my pen.
I knew you would never admit your guilt,

whether or not, I still wish you peace

’cause no one could teach me better than you did, 

You’ve been such a wonderful beast. 

Written by: Oluwadamilola David Yusuf

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Guest post: Luxury Bathrooms – Selecting a Freestanding Tub

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The freestanding tubs of today are much different than the cast iron clawfoot tubs in the past. In fact, they have become one of the hottest trends in recent years. A freestanding bathtub is not attached to the bathroom wall.

Continue reading to learn more about these amazing tubs.

When it comes to a freestanding bathtub, there are several materials to choose from including enameled steel, metal, and acrylic. Enameled steel bathtubs are very durable and so easy to clean. However, this tub can be cold to the touch. Metal Freestanding bathtubs are beautiful and warmth to a bathroom. However, like the enameled steel choices, it can be cold until the hot water warms the metal. The final option is an acrylic tub. These tubs are lightweight and warmer to the touch than the other material options.

The plumbing is harder to hide and can be more expensive than traditional tubs. However, with proper planning and placement, a freestanding tub can enhance the beauty of your bathroom. In fact, many people consider freestanding bathtubs works of art. They can add a luxurious feel to your bathroom and help to create a spa-like setting in your bathroom.

One of the best freestanding soaking tubs is the classic roll top clawfoot tub. This tub features a rounded end that allows you to sit back and relax. The other end of the tub features a flat end. The double-ended clawfoot tub, on the other hand, is rounded on both ends allowing you to lie back on either end of the bathtub.

For the ultimate in relaxation and luxury consider adding massage and whirlpool capabilities to your freestanding bathtub. These features will take your freestanding bathtub to the next level and give you the ultimate pampering. You will be able to submerge yourself in gentle moving water to help relieve all of your aches and pains. Installing a bathtub with these features will take proper planning as you will need to disguise the motor and electrical components; however, a plumbing specialist can turn this dream into a reality.

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Freestanding tubs are one of the hottest bathroom designs. They come in a variety of finishes and offer numerous choices, including whirlpool action and massage. If you would like to turn your ordinary bathroom into a spa setting, a freestanding bathtub is a great choice. This work of art brings a luxurious feel to your bathroom at an affordable price.

 

Author’s Bio:

Lori Longoria  is a writer. An interior designer. An artist. An entertainer. AND a person who genuinely loves interior design and the people in it.

 

Guest Post: Simple Feng Shui Steps for Good Feng Shui in Your Home

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The basic idea of Feng Shui is that your possessions, wellbeing, relationships and finances can be affected by the surrounding and the condition you live in. People have felt instant transformations in their health and wellbeing through Feng Shui which is why a lot of emphasis is being given to it in this day and age.

So if you were thinking about incorporating the principles of Feng Shui in your house then you don’t necessarily have to start off with really complex steps. You could just start with house basics and move your way up. So here are some simple steps to bring good Feng Shui in your house.

1.    Clear out clutter

Start off by the simplest step which is to clean up your space. Tidying up your space can actually motivate you to do more for your house in terms of home décor because it is the first step that you just can’t miss. This will instantly bring about positive energy in your house and you will be able to notice it.

2.    Make way for light and air

Air and light are two important elements in any house so it is important to let them in. By keeping the windows open and full spectrum lights you will be able to do that. Make use of air purifiers and mirrors to enhance air and light in your home. If you live in a relatively dark neighborhood with limited windows then mirrors can help in brightening up your space if you place them at the right angle.

3.    Fix squeaks

It is not uncommon for floors or door hinges to make squeaky sounds as they get old. Some people get so accustomed to the sound that they don’t even pay attention to it but squeaky noises almost feel like your floors or doors are letting out a cry which can have a bad effect on your mood.

4.    Use the front door

Plenty of people find it easier to park their car in the garage and use the backdoor. But the door that you take determines where Chi flows into your house from. But from a Feng Shui perspective you will miss out on good opportunities and positive energy if you keep on doing this. So it is better to at least use your front door some days of the week and eventually make a habit of it.

5.    Keep the bathroom door closed

Bathrooms are areas of concern for a lot of people because water is directly related to wealth in Feng Shui and water being wasted means wealth flushing away. While water comes back after being drained, you need to be safe anyway so to do that keep your toilet seat cover down and bathroom door closed.

6.    Keep the television in your bedroom covered

It’s a common norm these days to keep televisions in rooms and a lot of people do that, which is fine as long as you keep the television covered when you’re not using it because the active energy associated with it can disrupt your sleep.

 

Author Bio: This article was written by Rida Maqbool. She is an avid writer and a content curator at Alrug.com. You can follow her on Twitter @ridamaqbool02.

 

Guest Post: When whispers die

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The news caster appears again to echo yesterday’s sentiments:

Monies growing wings
Agbada and Ghana-must-go bags become friends

All the while there are no horns men to sound the alarm.

 Child: Father, will no one speak up against these crimes?

Father: my child, as you age in life, you start to appreciate the safety in silence.

 Child sighs as justice drowns

From a distance, 

Mother: my child come for your food.

  Written by: Daodu, Deji Cornelius.  

      2017.

SHATTERED HOPE-THE PAST

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Episode 2Three months later

We have been married for over two months now and — I just found out I’m pregnant, the obvious result of the rape. 

God, I feel so ashamed. My voyage as a wife has been bumpy and humiliating.

He repulses me now, every time he tries to touch me I feel like throwing up — the baby could be the reason behind it though. I dread telling him about my pregnancy because I don’t know how he would react. 

He usually has this spell of black moods, it is ill-advised to go close to him when he is in that mood.

He has been possessive ever since we got married, sometimes, he is charming and attentive. He thinks I would go file a complaint at the police station or human right activist.

 I chortled at that thought; who would believe a husband raped his wife? You are shocked too, right?

I burst out in laughter before realizing I was in the conference room with some potential clients, I blinked rapidly and the laughter died down suddenly as I felt curious eyes on me.

 This was not the time to unleash my domestic problem, I realized. I cleared my throat and gathered my thoughts into the domestic folder in my head. I smiled at my clients to ease the tension and curiosity buzzing within the conference room.

I know as you read this, you are wondering who I am.

My name is Adeola Janet Aderemi, now Mrs. Adeola Janet Coker. I am married to one of the youngest CEO in the country.

 Olanrewaju Coker is his name. Lanre, as he is popularly called, is the only son and child of Senator Coker and Mrs. Coker. I smile wistfully as I reminisce a little about the man I fell in love with.

Lanre is over 6 ft. tall, with alert light brown eyes. He has a pointed nose which suits his long face and naturally red colored bow lips which compliments his fair skin. 

His black curly hair gave away his Caucasian descendant. I can’t decide if it was love at first sight, especially with the circumstance.

Most ladies wish to be in my position, I would gladly trade my position as his wife with any lady. 

I never wish to relive the incident. The incident which has led to a pregnancy — wanted or unwanted?

I sigh mournfully, the darkness of the incident threatens to swallow me. How do I broach the subject with him? 

Would I find him in a cheerful mood tonight? Does he have to know? Or should I keep the secret to myself, but for how long?

I resolve within myself to tell him…he has to know. Tonight.

 

#Diary Series

#Shattered Hope

#Diary of an abused Wife

 

Written by Okusun Mercy

SHATTERED HOPE

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THE PAST
Episode 1

The proposal came unexpectedly, I am still reeling from the proposal shock. I can’t believe it…I choose not to believe it. 

The white gold engagement ring, which felt heavy on my finger, is the stark proof that he did propose to me.

My younger sisters have been “ooh-ing” and “aah-ing” over the engagement ring.

If only they knew!

It has indeed been a night of utter surprise, who knew a date night would turn into a proposal night. My mother can’t stop beaming, as her first child and daughter, she is excited to know that I am getting married. 

As I stare at her smiling face, it dawned on me that I haven’t seen my mother smile in a while, since she lost her husband, my father. Her infectious laughter threatens to contaminate me, but I refuse to celebrate in this sham engagement.

My mother noticed I wasn’t smiling, she raises her eyebrow in question at me, and I shrugged in reply. I gave her a little smile and looked down at my finger where the ostentatious ring rested. The ring seems to be mocking me, it seems to say: this is the price for your silence.

The humiliation burns as the images threatens to erupt, I close my eyes to prevent it. I am not strong enough, the images spills from my memory and flashes across as tears rolled down my face.

“Deola” I heard my mother’s soft worried voice call out to me.

“Are you alright?” she asked in concern, I opened my eyes and our gazes locked. I saw concern in her brown eyes, she looked worried and scared. I parted my lips to speak, but no sound came forth.

How do I explain? How do I tell her? I asked myself these questions as her worried eyes roved over my face. My younger sisters had been alerted to my present state and I watched their happiness dim slowly.

“Sister Deola, are you alright?” Bisola, the youngest, asked. I sighed and closed my eyes in shame.

How do I tell them?

How do I tell my mother that her future son-in-law…

… Raped me.

#Diary Series.

#Shattered Hope

#Diary of an Abused Wife.

 

Written by Okusun Mercy.

 

Guest Post: 5 Types of Chairs for Your Bedroom!

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Furniture characterises a home. It is thought to be the establishment of each home and a necessary some portion of its stylistic theme. Presumably the principal thing that you will buy when you move to another home or revamp the old one is a decent household item. Be that as it may, picking the correct sort of furniture inside reasonable costs is a repetitive undertaking and this is the place a hefty portion of us fall for the wrong sorts.

Furniture patterns differ every once in a while. Consistently; we go over some awesome patterns to take after in the furniture business. Be that as it may, we need to limit ourselves from running over the edge with our funds since outfitting things are constantly have a tendency to be moved towards the costly side. This is the very reason that furniture things ought to dependably be precisely chosen since they will not be anything but difficult to supplant.

One of the fundamental tips while deciding on furniture to buy is not to trade off or compromise on the quality. Your furniture ought to be sturdy and you ought to concentrate on quality over amount at whatever point you plan to supplant the old furniture in your home or settling on purchasing fresh out of the box new.

Here are the top 5 types of chairs you should be looking forward to buying for your bedroom décor:

  1. Beautiful Sofa Sets:

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Gone are the days when room furniture just incorporated the ace bed with bedside tables and headboards. Nowadays, restrictive room couch sets with end tables are especially in pattern and individuals have supported this pattern extremely well. In addition, you can likewise go for calfskin made couch sets with differentiating pad sets and they will look totally agile.

 

  1. Stylish Rocking Chairs:

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A room is fragmented without the great old recliner added to its stylistic theme. Not just that it will give your room a conventional look, it additionally offers you your very own private space held in your own particular room where you can simply take a load off while perusing your most loved book. Simply go ahead and get one for your room today and give yourself that additional treat of including an extraordinary outfitting thing for your room.

 

  1. Trendy Bedside Tables:

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Still especially in form; bedside tables have never left style. Accessible in a wide range of sizes and outlines that you can get your hands on; bedside tables are thought to be a basic piece of room furniture. Include coordinating bedside table lights and perceive how excellent the stylistic layout will look when it will offset the whole feel of your room.

 

  1. Bedroom Equipment:

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Having excellent extras in the room makes it more worth living and unwinding. Since summer season is practically around the bend; it is high time to dispose of the old bed sheets and sofas and say yes to shiny new plans of wonderful sofa-bed sets alongside coordinating pads and pads sets today!

 

  1. Comfortable Leather Couches:

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An extremely one of a kind yet classy furniture thing that has turned out to be tremendously prevalent over the current years and guarantee greatest solace levels is your most loved calfskin lounge chair. Already; having a cowhide love seat in your house was thought to be a front room frill yet the pattern has generally changed at this point. Thus, simply ahead and purchase a lovely bit of calfskin sofa today!

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Author Bio:

Julie Austin is a blogger who loves to write about home improvement. She is sociable and kind and loves to decorate almost everything!  In her free time, she enjoys the sunset with her friends at the seashore.  Read her posts at http://www.nurserygliderz.com