Eeeeek (No idea why this is my favourite expression at the moment), but the blog turned one on the 10th of February! To celebrate one whole year of blogging I ate one mini cupcake! I remember when we turned one month and I wrote about it. Then one year seemed so far. But now it’s here. It’s true what they say. Time is often never a barrier to starting.

I’m thankful for that day when I shared my first post on Facebook. Thankful that I’ve managed to build a community. I was honestly overwhelmed by the wishes and it felt like it was my birthday. Thank you everyone for supporting this blog.  For sharing your opinions and your views. For reading. For constructive criticism & encouragement.

It seems like my page views often align with celebration of some sort. When the blog was 9 months, we hit 100k views. And now at one year, it literally just got to 150k views a few hours before the 10th.

I think I’ve shared most of my blogging updates in my 2016 recap post – which you should absolutely read if you missed it.

Related: 2016 in Blogging & 2017 Goals (+ a genuine thank you!)

Since then, not much has changed. But I had the sponsored post with Sew Easy Workshop Online (which you should check out if you want to learn to sew)  & a collaborative post with Irresistible Me Hair company.

What have I learned in a year? A lot. But here’s a few:

  • Everything can be learnt: I was a complete novice re blogging and I’ve managed to build a site that actually works
  • Networking, in blogging is especially important but don’t let social media envy / comparison eat you up.
  • Don’t be shy to ask – for help, for tips, for collaborations. Whatever, just ask.
  • Start first, then never stop trying to improve. Today, I’ve updated the photo on my about page, and my Work with Me page. I’m constantly thinking of how to improve
  • Don’t compromise on excellence or quality. It’ll shine through

But this post isn’t about me. It’s about you, & the giveaway is to thank you for reading.

But just before we go on to the giveaway details, I’ll actually like to know where you’re reading from & what you’re up to (particularly if we haven’t met before online or off). And how you stumbled on the blog. I’ll also look to come up with a survey later in the year so I know what sort of stuff you’ll like to see on the blog. So please leave a comment!

Speaking of comments, I’ve missed hearing from a lot of you! But we’ve had some really great days, and in the blog’s one year history, here’s roughly the top 10 most commented posts:


Out with the Old: 9 Areas of Your Life to Detox & Refresh

  • With a new year, I guess lots of people were very eager to make a fresh start. I hope we’ve been keeping up to it!

East Meets West || How We Met, First Date (+ a 9 Year Later Photoshoot)

  • Everyone loves to hear a ‘cheesy’ love story. And I thoroughly enjoyed sharing ours. Of course, lots of people were surprised to see me all glammed up for the photoshoot. I was pretty surprised myself! Thank you for your kind words!

How to Survive Long Distance Relationships (Successfully!)

  • This post seems to have resonated with a lot of people and is quite popular every time I share it on Twitter. It seems like one of those evergreen posts that could come in handy. This time, we had lots of people sharing their experiences on LDRs – what worked and what didn’t!

Dear Younger Self: I Wish You’ll Learn these Life Skills Everyone Knows!

  • I loved writing this post! And it was great to see that it connected with so many people as they shared all of the things they wished they could do. For me, 2017 has to be the year I perfect my driving, learn to swim and learn the basics of sewing! And just by way of an update, I’m now able to jump rope (skip)!

Love You Boo, But Can’t Share Your Toothbrush Sorry!

  • Some of the comments here are pure gold in terms of how funny they are. Obviously sharing of toothbrushes although not intended, became then main subject of discussion and it was so funny to hear people’s reactions to this.

8 Interesting Kinds of Dancers at a Nigerian Wedding Party

  • Well, a little bit of fun is always necessary. Of these 8 categories, more people fell into at least two depending on their mood. Most of the time, I’m clearly a seat mover!

A Conversation with the Proverbs 31 Woman

  • We all need a bit of motivation, and Christian ladies often look up to the Proverbs 31 Woman. It was such an interesting chat, but more so because you shared your opinions and experiences. In this new year, I’ll probably have to read this again for some inspiration!

Body Hair Removal Tips & Tricks: From the Head to the Toes!

  • An early morning WhatsApp conversation with my girl friends provided the inspiration for this post. And readers happily shared their tips. Coconut Oil seemed to be the holy grail.

Dear Adult, It’s Okay To Unleash Your Inner Child

  • The inspiration for this post was my husband thinking I was too old to jump on a trampoline!  I absolutely disagreed. Adults need a bit of fun as well, and I loved reading about the different ways you unleash your inner playful child.

3 Important Details in Creating Beautiful Wedding Memories

  • The three most important things for a great wedding? I think we generally agreed on Photography. But for the other 2, everyone had various preferences, which they happily shared. I was clearly being playful on my number 3!

Giveaways!

So thankful to all my sponsors and partners. You all are amazing! The giveaway will probably run till the end of February. All of the details will be posted on my Instagram @KacheeTee, so you want to follow me on there. For those not on Instagram, details will be shared on our Facebook page.

The rules will be listed under each giveaway, but they’d be fairly generic. Obviously, you’d have to be subscribed to the blog, and also like our Facebook page.

We won’t be picking winners randomly. Rather I hope that people who win will truly want these items, and it’ll help them – so get set to explain why!

I’m still open to partnering with more people, so let me

Ok that’s it.

Thanks again for your support, and cheers to greater things!

Don’t forget to leave a comment about you –  I’ll truly love to know a little about you, the reader. If you don’t have a Disqus account, you may still just enter your name and email, and tick the guest option in order to leave a comment.

Love,
Kachee…xx

pS: Two things. If you’re still interested in partnering on the giveaway, holla. And if you’re on the receiving end, I’ll still like to hear what you’d like to win. And I’d work hard behind the scenes and try to make it happen!


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  1. Demilade

    February 12, 2017 at 09:12

    Congratulations Kachee! This post made me smile, honestly don’t remember how I found your blog but I’m so glad I did. Your content is beautiful, useful and sometimes hilarious. Here’s to many more years of blogging success! xxcocobellablog.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 16, 2017 at 11:45

      Thank you Demi. Really really appreciate that you read.

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  2. Debs

    February 12, 2017 at 09:17

    Congratulations Kacheeeee…heading to your IG page straight up!💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻I can’t even remember how I stumbled on your page. I think another blogger mentioned you on one of her posts and I clicked and I loved what I read and couldn’t help but subscribed😁 And I became a proud stalker😋

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 16, 2017 at 11:45

      Hahahaha. Stalk Stalk! Thanks Debs.

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  3. A girl called

    February 12, 2017 at 09:41

    Congrats kachee, your blog is one blog I admire. I think I stumbled on Twitter and it was the long distance relationship post I started with and went on stalking the old posts 🙈. It’s been amazing and ofc I raced to subscribe. Cheers to many more graceful blogging years🥂 .

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 16, 2017 at 11:46

      Awww. Thank you so much love. You’re so supportive with sharing my posts and commenting. Really really appreciate. Means more than you know.

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  4. TRAVEL WITH A PEN

    February 12, 2017 at 12:39

    Congratulations Kachee! I think what I love most about your blog is that there’s something for everyone and you make it all work beautifully.Cheers to many more successful years!www.travelwithapen.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 16, 2017 at 11:47

      Thanks Girl! and Amen to that for us all.

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  5. Ajibike 'Dammy

    February 12, 2017 at 14:46

    Congrats Kachee! Greater things to come 🙂

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 16, 2017 at 11:47

      Thanks Dammy!!

      Reply
  6. B.S

    February 12, 2017 at 18:25

    Hello KacheeTee! Congratulations and well done. I’ve really enjoyed reading ur blog the past year. I discovered it on berrydakara.com u left a comment with a link on gift ideas for guys, and I really needed gift ideas then. I just finished NYSC in Oyo state and can’t wait for the next step! And we met at Ikire 😊 I ll try to comment more often. Sure I’ve read 95%of ur posts.

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  7. Zinny

    February 12, 2017 at 19:14

    Congrats again Kachee. Wish you the best with your blogging career.www.zinnyfactor.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 16, 2017 at 11:44

      Thanks Zinny!!

      Reply
  8. Sunshine

    February 12, 2017 at 20:40

    Hello kacheetee….started reading your blog a few days ago stumbled on it via another blog….can’t remember the name now but I have been glued to yours since then..Reading from Nigeria and currently serving the country.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 14, 2017 at 21:51

      Awwww thank you! This warms my heart!All the best with NYSC. I hope you’re enjoying it.

      Reply
  9. Mackay

    February 12, 2017 at 22:45

    Congrats Kachee and well done on a well deserved anniversary. I read an article you wrote on Bellanaija last year and decided to check your blog and since then I’ve been reading but never commented till now.I look forward to many more years reading or being part of whatever else you bring our way 😊.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 16, 2017 at 11:50

      Awwww. Thanks for finally commenting. Really appreciate.

      Reply
  10. Kosiso Asomugha

    February 13, 2017 at 08:09

    Congratulations KacheeTee, I’m glad you’ve gotten this far and I admire you work… I wish you the very best in subsequent years. I sometimes wonder how you’re able to come up with a variety of topics in such a short amount of time. Hope to meet you someday… Well done!!!

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 16, 2017 at 11:44

      Thanks Kosiso! I really just write from everyday happenings around me. I hope we meet soon too. I got your email and will respond as well.

      Reply
  11. Live In Ibadan

    February 13, 2017 at 11:02

    A big congrats, kachee. I can’t even remember how I stumbled on your blog but one thing that got me hooked is that you always put up great and entertaining content and you are a University of Ibadan Alumni…lolwww.liveinibadan.blogspot.com

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  12. Kelechi

    February 13, 2017 at 16:08

    Congratulations Kachee! Fellow QCOG here, 2004 set. I think I stumbled on your blog on Instagram (a fellow QC girl I follow mentioned your blog) and the rest they say is history. I have been following your blog for about 5 months now (literally check your blog everyday so see if you have a new post, lol!). You have such great content and I wish you the very best!

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 14, 2017 at 21:51

      Yay Kelechi! I know you and this means SO SO much to me!!! I really appreciate girl. Thank you!

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      • Kelechi

        February 15, 2017 at 04:40

        Ha hey girl! Didn’t think you’d remember me. You’re so welcome! Love your blog!

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  13. Bubu Green

    February 13, 2017 at 19:33

    Congrats Kachee. Cheers to One! You’ve done amazingly well and I’m super sure you have great things ahead. More grace, girl . XOwww.bubusboulevard.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 16, 2017 at 11:43

      Thanks Bubs!! Amen!

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  14. Chidimma Njoku

    February 13, 2017 at 21:25

    Congratulations Kachee! We’ve been friends on Facebook for a while so naturally, when you shared your first post there, I saw it. Well….I don’t know whether to say we’ve met. We were in same dept, same church, same association in church (lectors) for the one year I knew you (you were in final year when I was in first year). Your sister and I were friends and used to come for lector’s practice together in year 1 and one day, you came to get something from her room in the hostel so we got introduced but you were distracted the whole time.You already know the bit about us having attended same law school😊Your blog is amazing and I look forward to more awesomeness from this space.😍😚

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  15. Abby

    February 14, 2017 at 05:16

    Congratulations on one year of blogging Kachee 🎉Your consistency is a huge inspiration and I wish you greater heights in this second year and beyond. Xx

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 16, 2017 at 11:42

      Darling, thank you. You’ve become much more than a blog reader and I appreciate you!

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  16. Tega Enai

    February 15, 2017 at 06:18

    Congratulations Kachee! I told you your blog has achieved so much in just a year. You’re the most consistent blogger I have met and I really do admire that. Your posts are awesome! I believe everyone can testify to this. I think I found your blog URL through a comment you left on Cassie Daves blog and o yea I’m reading from Dubai… you already know this. lolCheers to one year! The sky is your starting point.www.tegaenai.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 16, 2017 at 11:42

      Thanks Darling!! Really thankful for you all that support and inspire me. Now you have to come to the UK!

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  17. Seun Olagunju

    February 15, 2017 at 10:46

    Hey Kachee! I’m a recent college graduate, blogger and marketing communications intern in Nigeria. This is just to say congratulations on this landmark. Thanks for being consistent through the year. I really have learnt a lot from you. ☺ http://www.seunolagunju.com.ng

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 16, 2017 at 11:41

      Thank you Seun, for your support!

      Reply
  18. Lara

    February 15, 2017 at 14:16

    Congratulations!! I remember stumbling on your blog via Naija single girl and I’ve been stuck since then. Thank you for being an inspiration.Cheers to many more successful years!

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 16, 2017 at 11:40

      Amen! Thank you Lara! Really appreciate.

      Reply
  19. Precious

    February 16, 2017 at 05:07

    Congrats Kachee!What Tega said! You are one of the most consistent bloggers I know. Your work ethic is amazing! You’ve kept it going from day 1.May your second year be more fruitful than you can imagine.www.preciouscore.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 16, 2017 at 11:40

      Thank you Precious! You honestly honestly inspire me on this journey. Amen amen. May God bless the work of our hands.

      Reply
  20. Tamie

    February 19, 2017 at 23:06

    Aww. Congrats Kachee! Got to your spot from a mention on Eziaha’s blog. Was a silent reader for a while before I started commenting. Love how versatile and informative your blog is. Love your consistency too! Like! More grace dear.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 22, 2017 at 18:30

      Thank you my darling!!

      Reply
  21. jennifer ijeoma

    February 21, 2017 at 01:33

    Congratulations dear on this achievement. I am reading from Grenada (a Caribbean Island). I love your blog and my first visit here was via Cassiedaves Blog i think few months ago when i had just started my own blog. You have been an inspiration to me. Cheers to greater achievements in this new year.www.ijefinelivin.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 22, 2017 at 18:30

      Ije you live in Grenada! That most be amazing! One of my close friends at Cambridge lives there. Hope I get to visit some day. Thank you so so much.ps: I got your email and will send a reply!

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      • jennifer ijeoma

        February 22, 2017 at 19:32

        Yes I do. I am a medical student here. It’s a nice vacay spot you should plan to visit. You are most welcome.www.ijefinelivin.com

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  22. Iyobosa

    February 23, 2017 at 19:55

    You just gained a new subscriber. Your blog is positively encouraging and I look forward to my one year blogging anniversary next year :-)www.houseofamah.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 24, 2017 at 18:04

      Awww thank you so much Iyobosa! I had a look at your blog and your twins are the cutest!

      Reply

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