It’s the 11th month of the year!
It’s my birth month. I’ve sort of looked forward to it for a while and now it almost feels like an anticlimax – but I’m sure it’ll pick up!
I really looked forward to this post because it’s probably the one where I get most personal. But more importantly we get to catch up and I hear what you’re up to – how October was and goals/hopes for November.
So recap of October! I typically read the previous month recap before writing a new one. You can catch up on the September Recap and Goals for October!
Two things I was really looking forward to didn’t happen – the Christian retreat & the makeup class. So that was quite sad. I did go shopping for new coloured glasses frames & flat shoes but not much luck there. October was generally busy, especially at work with some late nights involved, and not much fun stuff.
As I’ve done these past few months, these verbs come to my rescue in helping me put my thoughts together! They essentially show the plans for November!
- Eating: less at night – or at least really wanting too! I find that since I often meal prep, I eat really healthy at lunch time. But night time and working late can sometimes make me dive for a meal or snacks I know I shouldn’t have! Also hoping to finally try couscous, bulgur and maybe quinoa this month. Do you like these?
- Reading: the Power of a Praying Wife, by Stormie Omartan. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw me gushing about the book. Generally not impressed with how slow I’ve been in reading my books though. Need to do better!
- Wanting: to go on a holiday with the husband! Not one packed with loads of activities – but just a chilled one to really catch up and relax. We’ve both been really busy these past weeks.
- Drinking: less alcohol. I’ve never been much of a drinker, but now the thoughts of how many skips I’ll have to do to burn of a glass of wine, makes me not even bother. pS: juice and fizzy drinks aren’t any better. Let’s drink more water!
- Watching: the Queen of Katwe. Or at least wanting to watch it this month. Heard good stuff about it, plus I quite liked the trailer. See that here.
- Wearing: tights, because cold weather. Sadly. They are not my favourite piece of clothing and I find they tend to itch and make me uncomfortable after a long day.
- Feeling: inspired to everything I do, and more, extremely well. This will mean being efficient, and maximising my time.
- Needing: to perfect my driving – particularly my reversing skills which genuinely almost makes me cry. It’s getting cold, and buses are becoming irregular. So need to avoid encounters like this one. Finally got a car here, so hopefully more practice!
- Looking: for gospel artists to check out! Can you please recommend some?
- Noticing: the bags under my eyes and the breakouts on my face. Need to take skincare (and haircare) more seriously.
- Celebrating: 100k views on the blog! I literally just checked saw while typing this post, and noticed that we had crossed the mark. I guess that’s a mini big deal? Giveaway maybe? Stay tuned & thank you all for reading, for commenting, for sharing!
- Creating: the new blog layout. It’s been quite a bit of work and It should go live on the 10th. Not sure what you all will think and I’ll really love some feedback. At the least, I hope it’ll making navigating the blog easier.
- Thinking: of monetising the blog in some way. I know it’s tricky, but I’ve thought of my chat with the Proverbs 31 woman and how she makes a profit from her ventures. Obviously, whatever form that takes will still have to fit with the vibe of the blog. If you’re a blogger and monetise your blog how’s that going? Any tips?
- Opening: Chapter 28 in life, come November 23rd. I feel like I should have conquered adulting by now, but I find myself grappling in many ways. I guess no one really figures it out yeah? Also wondering if there’ll be any surprises. Last year, there was a surprise vacation sort of. I’ll blog about it soon – as a sort of throw back. And the year before that, when I turned 26, there was a surprise party. *hint hint* But, no pressure! Plus I’m not overly keen for anything. Unlike on my 25th, when I was certain I wanted a tangible gift, as I shared in this post.
On the blog font, It’ll be nine months on the 10th (hence the date for the new layout!). Maybe when the blog turns 1, I’ll try to explain how much impact this has had for me, if i can put it into words. At that point, I’ll also probably have a survey to know how you readers think. But before then, please feel free to let me know! A couple of people on twitter suggested more travel and possibly videos! (omgeee, I’m too shy!)
The more popular posts this month included the Tips on Surviving Long Distance Relationships Successfully and the Blogging questions i get asked often. Oh, the Little Note on Prayer was an impromptu one, but I was so glad lots of people said it blessed them. In line with #Pinktober shared a helpful breast checking infographic on there. Hubs responses to the makeup questions definitely made me laugh. You can catch up on all October Posts, which included travel posts and a career post.
Finally, although I haven’t been blogging for very long, a few people ask me some blogging questions and I often come across some good tips and I have quite a few opinions as well. Do you guys think you’ll read this?
This November, I hope we have an awesome one, filled with favours. Generally, I’m learning to speak out my goals and desires and possibly find a bible scripture that supports it. Even for people who aren’t religious, there’s always the law of attraction. So, yes to saying what we want and watching it happen.
How are you? How was October and what interesting things are you looking forward to in November! I always love hearing your thoughts. And if you’ll rather not comment publicly, you can say hi here.
Kachee … Xx
pS: Did you catch my last post on Interview with Saxophonist, Tuke Morgan? Co-incidentally, she just shared a post when we met up for dinner in London back in July. Check it out here, and note that I’d had such a long day before we met up! Hahaha.
ppS: Don’t forget you can leave a comment as a guest without signing in to Disqus. Just tick the guest option.
AmakamediaNovember 3, 2016 at 05:16
Thank God! This wasn’t as long as the previous recap. Lol. Nice, KacheeTee. Keep going. About monetizing the blog, lemme know what you find. (money is also part of the plan)What Successful Blogging Means.
Kachee || KacheeTee.comNovember 3, 2016 at 22:21
Hahahaha. Thanks Amaka! You know if find anything, I’ll share.
AtinukeNovember 3, 2016 at 06:19
Hi Kachi! Happy November and birthday in advance! 100k views on the blog, well, that’s a big deal for 9 months and I’m really happy for you.Monetising the blog, I’ve heard of creating good and useful content(you do that anyway), writing an ebook or sth of sort, letting companies show ads and selling products or services. All the best!
Kachee || KacheeTee.comNovember 3, 2016 at 22:22
Thanks Tinuke! i guess many people sell products or services. Can’t think of something now, but I’ll put my thinking hats on! Thank you so much for your suggestion.
Olaa BobadeNovember 3, 2016 at 09:17
Happy New Month Kachee. Congrats on 100K! Midnight snacking is something I’m trying to just work out slowly. Like, I really can’t help it sometimes. November is for exams and lots of reading, ugh. Quick Life Update : The Abusive Relationship I Am In http://Www.laitanbee.com
Kachee || KacheeTee.comNovember 3, 2016 at 22:20
Laitan, thank you! Arrgh, exams.. All the best with that.ps: Abusive relationship ke. I know it’s not what it seems, but still off to read!
TRAVEL WITH A PENNovember 3, 2016 at 09:48
Congrats on 100k Kachee! It is a big deal. Happy Birthday in Advance too! Please let the celebration reach our side
Kachee || KacheeTee.comNovember 3, 2016 at 22:19
Thank you Hun!! We’ll see what we can do about celebrations!
Katie BakerNovember 3, 2016 at 10:21
Happy birthday month! I’m not sure what kind of music you like, but I looooove the Gardiner Sister’s worship album. It’s worth checking them out on Spotify!Katie // thekatiebaker.com
Kachee || KacheeTee.comNovember 3, 2016 at 22:16
Thank you Katie!! I’ll definitely check them out.
UfuomaNovember 3, 2016 at 12:23
Congratulations on 100,000 darling! Well deserved. Your blog is absolutely amazing. Plus, Happy Birthday in Advance. I hope you get to have a really, really good one.Plus, you should definitely check out Jonathan McReynolds on Spotify. He’s a gospel artist but he is so relatable. Never have a bad day after listening to him. Instant mood changer that. Let me know if you end up listening to him.And, yes to trying quinoa this month. Dooooo it!!!www.theufuoma.comTravel | Lifestyle | Passion
Kachee || KacheeTee.comNovember 3, 2016 at 13:38
Quinoa is last on the list! Not sure I’m a fan of how it looks. But I’ll try. I’ll def check Jonathan out as well. Thank you! Thank you! Bummed that our November plans didn’t work out, but hopefully soon! 😘 || Have a great month love! Xx
AbbyNovember 3, 2016 at 13:33
Congrats on 100K views! You’ve been very consistent and I’m sure figuring out how to monetize the blog will be rewarding!I’ve tried couscous and it wasn’t so bad! I think the key to snacking is to make sure you have loads of healthy options so you can make a nut mix or just buy trail mix.Yes to drinking more water, two months and counting without fizzy drinks,juices and alcohol and I’m feeling quite great.October didnt end as planned but I’m still very much hopeful for an end of the year Miracle! 😬😀On gospel musicians you should listen to Travis Greene – The Hill, William McDowell – Arise , Jonathan McReynolds – Life Music I and II, Lauren Diagle-How Can it Be, Sinachi, Bethel Music, Nathaniel Bassey, Nosa -Open Doors, Glowreeyah, Ok that’s a lot- let me know which ones are your fav!Wishing you a blessed November & Happy Birthday in advance!! 🎉🎈Will be expecting my cake 😋😁Xx
Kachee || KacheeTee.comNovember 3, 2016 at 13:36
You see why I love you!? I’ll be looking into all of those artists ASAP. Will try to be an ‘adult’ and finally pay for Spotify! Ps: if you wana chat about October and end of year miracles offline, happy to do so!! 💕
AbbyNovember 5, 2016 at 13:19
Thanks Mama! 😘😘
Annie EjioforNovember 5, 2016 at 11:21
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. Go, Abby!!!! Lol at the force with which I’m responding to someone I don’t know personally. But exactly the artists I was going to recommend. You should definitely check them out @Kacheetee. Don’t worry about thanking us later. We’ll just gush about all their new songs together!!! Oh yeah, add Amanda Cook (Brave New World) to the list. She’s just as great. Then HillSong (Worship & United) are great all the time. I could go on and on if you wish. Oh, I love (great) music!!Love, Kacheetee. Love to the friend – Abby.With love,Annie.P.s- I just thought about how Abby’s comment seemed to have captured most of my thoughts and how I could have just liked her comment without reiterating most of the things she’s already said. What if you added a like button beside comments? It would make a great feature.
AbbyNovember 5, 2016 at 13:19
Hi Annie!!Sending you e-hugs!I’ll go listen to Amanda Cook and of course Hillsong is everything! I just assumed Kachee would know them so I didn’t include to the list.Have a great weekend!Xx🤗
Kachee || KacheeTee.comNovember 6, 2016 at 17:21
I listened to Travis Greene today! Thanks my loves! I do know Hillsong, but not that well. Thanks for the suggestion. That little arrow that points up is actually akin to a ‘like’ button. But I agree it’s not very obvious. Disqus is an external platform so hopefully they introduce it soon. But I’ll still love to see your comments. Hehehe.Hace a great week love! + you @disqus_aQCDuAli69:disqus
NgumabiNovember 3, 2016 at 14:29
Go Kachee it’s your birthday! Happy birthday month my dear and keep the posts coming. Stay blessed. ngraffi.blogspot.com ngraffi.blogspot.com/2016/1…
Cynthia AbayomiNovember 3, 2016 at 15:18
Hi Kachi, I really love your layout used in recapping your months. I look to definitely adopt this to evaluate this month. Regarding monetising your blog, i think a very great way to start is by approaching brands that you resoannte with and writing direct or indirect articles on them. This gives them publicity. You can also tell some brands to give you discount codes for some of your subsribers. Using your 100k views as a major landmark, would gain you some trust. Who knows, you just might get a ambassador deal. Brands you can look to are: travel agents, brands that sell everyday-use products, upcoming clothing lines. You may not start outright monetising, you can get free products in return for advertising. This way you make your way up.#myonecent…P.S: I think you should come up with a bam powerpoint presetation profiling your blog.
Kachee || KacheeTee.comNovember 3, 2016 at 15:39
This is sooooo useful Cynthia! Thank you! I’ll definitely consider that. I’m working on some sort of profile for the blog. Hopefully that’ll work! Thank you so much, I appreciate! And have a great November!!
Toluwalade Toyin-KehindeNovember 3, 2016 at 20:54
Congrats on 100k!!!! Your blog is really amazing and doesn’t look like you just started in less than a year… Your consistency is wonderful and I’m jealous of that bit!! Also how you’re able to connect with everybody… That’s why I can’t be bothered if my rather long comments here cause I know my blabbing will be replied lolBut you’re old oo.. Aka almost 30 I should be calling you aunty but story for another day. (low-key shading you for shading my previous pictures) I’ve been trying to eat less at night too and it’s pulling through sort of… Hopefully it continues. Reading my tezzbook because naira is still almost 500 to a $ can’t be playing haa For gospel artists check out “Denzel Agyeman Prempeh” , he’s a Ghanian gospel artist I just discovered. Also check Trey Mc’laughlin on YouTube, amazing! Honestly not looking forward to anything in November besides the end of it so we can get to this thing called Christmas fast. Lol but excited about your new blog layout!!www.toyinwithfashion.com
Kachee || KacheeTee.comNovember 3, 2016 at 21:01
Lmfaoooo! 9pm and I’m at work and my computer is acting up, but this just made me laugh!I didn’t shade your previous picture now! I made that clear. Lol @ aunty. I know I’m old sha. But I refuse. biko. Adulting is hard. Please why are you eating less at night? As long as you’re not eating unnecessarily unhealthy stuff, eating too much doesn’t look like it’s affecting you re weight. Please read your school books biko. We need a personal doctor!I’ll check out those artists, thank you! Lol!! i’m excited about the layout too. I hope I finish it in time! I hope November surprises you with good stuff babe! Xx
Okoro YvonneNovember 4, 2016 at 11:40
Congrats Kachee on 100k views. Happy birthday in advance. Nov 23rd is a pupil’s birthday in the school where I teach.I love blog hun💗💗💗www.okoroyvonne.com
Kachee || KacheeTee.comNovember 6, 2016 at 17:18
Thank you Yvonne! Really appreciate. Nov 23rd peeps are special. Lool!
MzcharideeNovember 5, 2016 at 05:34
congrats on your 100k views, your blog is really educative, keep up the good work Kachee.
ChristienneNovember 5, 2016 at 05:57
Happy Birthdmonth! and Congratulations on the 100k, seems like this is a pretty good year for you :)Tienne | | http://www.foregathers.life
Kachee || KacheeTee.comNovember 6, 2016 at 17:14
Thanks Tienne! It’s been a pretty good year, and I’m thankful!
Mz CharideeNovember 5, 2016 at 09:34
Congrats on the 100k views, your blog is really educative. Keep up the good work Kacheetee
Kachee || KacheeTee.comNovember 6, 2016 at 17:13
Thanks so much love! Really appreciate.
Charlotte LuisaNovember 5, 2016 at 13:53
Wow, how is it November already? Time really is running :DCongrats on your 100K and I hope you’ll have a lovely birthday!!Love from Berlin, Charlotte Luisa | bycharlotteluisa.com
Kachee || KacheeTee.comNovember 6, 2016 at 17:10
I know right. The year is pretty over! Thank you so much.
Pink PepperNovember 5, 2016 at 17:27
Congrats on your 100K this is amazing! It’s also a great birthday present! Happy Birthday! :)Greetings from Austriaxxwww.pinkpepperparadise.com
Kachee || KacheeTee.comNovember 6, 2016 at 17:10
Thank you so much! Appreciate!
ChichiknowsNovember 6, 2016 at 23:46
Congratulations on your 100K! Amazing work you have going on xhttp://sherazmataz.blogspot…
Kachee || KacheeTee.comNovember 7, 2016 at 17:49
Thank you so much!
@ilolaNovember 9, 2016 at 19:38
Wow. You seem like you’ve been blogging for ages.,
Vivian AFNovember 10, 2016 at 08:18
Congratulations on 100k! You’re such an inspiration. <3Happy Birthday in advance too.When you get tips on monetising the blog, do share too.Cheers,VivTheAlaroroShopaholicwww.thealaroro.com
Yummy Mum LifeNovember 12, 2016 at 18:38
Hey baby girl!I’m just reading this post but I’ll keep saying you’re doing a good job with consistency,how light and easy the posts come and overall engagement.Super proud of you.Many more years with all the good things blogging brings.www.CheecheeLIVE.com,
Kachee || KacheeTee.comNovember 13, 2016 at 01:31
Thank you so much Chee! I sincerely appreciate! xx