BLOGMAS #1 || welcome to BLOGMAS + schedule 

HOLD UP! WAIT!

What is Blogmas?

BLOGMAS? Well it’s when bloggers post Christmas themed posts on their blogs everyday until Christmas. This is just some days of amazingness and a huge amount of holiday spirit on the blog!

It is my first BLOGMAS ever and I’m super excited to do it. But I have decided to tweak mine a bit (probably because I’m already late to the party and I’m a lazy cow) to having a post every three days up until Christmas! So yes, the Ash Tree blog is going to be bursting with christmassy posts this month. Whoop whoop!! 💃

I plan to have a few of my favorite bloggers on here too 😉  ’tis the season to be jolly!!

So without further ado, here’s a list of posts that’ll be featured on The Ash Tree 😉

#1 BLOGMAS | Welcome to BLOGMAS + schedule

#2 BLOGMAS | Christmas playlist 

#3 BLOGMAS | Gift Ideas For Broke Friends 

 #4 BLOGMAS | Christmas movies

#5 BLOGMAS | The Christmas tag (featuring someone special 😉 ) 

 

So that’s it guys. I’m really really hoping I can come through with this because this is an awfully busy time for me and scheduling these posts may be a bit tasking but I gotta do it!

Wish me luck 😉


Love & Light,

Ash. x

Lifestyle || 3 Nigerian shows I have been binge watching 

Hey guys!

THANK GOD ITS FRIDAY!!

Happy December too, tis the season to be jolly…fra la la la la la la la la !!

Lol okay, lets be serious.

Lately I have been on the Nollywood scene, watching show after show and I have really found them interesting. Some were recommended and others, I just stumbled upon. Here are the 3 shows I’ve loved watching and are definitely worth watching.

#1- SKINNY GIRL IN TRANSIT 

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I  discovered this show last year and I have watched every season almost 5 times. I kid you not! This show is produced by ndanitv on YouTube and I find it as one of the most interesting and funny web shows out there. It features a big girl, Tiwa, who (as I can certainly relate to) strives to get fit and also find love, and does this amidst jabs from her family members and other struggles.

Watch the first episode HERE  🙂

 

#2- RUMOR HAS IT 

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This is another show produced by ndanitv  on YouTube, its about a celebrity Vlogger, Obi who’s known as the queen of internet gossip (hmm, could this be Lind…?? …never mind ) who’s made a lot of money from spreading rumors about celebrities, she also finds out that her husband isn’t all he seems to be..but let me not spoil it for you.

Watch the first episode HERE  🙂 

 

#3-HUSBANDS OF LAGOS

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This is a series on iroko tv…which centers around 5 married men and their different relationships and encounters with their wives. btw my best couple is Livinus & Isioma. Livi is just so funny and his sense of romance is just so endearing and sweet. See why I said Igbo guys are so sweet? 😀 

However you have to pay to watch it on iroko tv, but cause I’m so kind, if you need a password just message me on my MY INSTAGRAM and I’ll give it to you 😉

So those are the three series I have currently watched.. I’m sure there’s so much more I have to explore, and I’ll give an updated post, if possible… recommendations needed too, If you know of a good series I have to watch!


Have you watched any of these series? What were your favorites? Comment belowww!!!

Love & Light,

Ash.x

Story Time || My Most Embarrassing Period Moment (x Bloggers Collaboration) 

Hey everyone!

Thank God its the weekend!

Today, I will be doing something different, it’s been a while since I told a story on here and I’m excited to be teaming up with Danie of dateswithdanie.com and Salmah of totaldramaqueen.com to bring you this story.

Like many other females out there, we have had quite embarrassing moments during our periods and some of us might even be too embarrassed to recount this experience, but I’m here to tell you that we’ve all been there!

Well in this my moderately long years on earth, I can say I’ve had quite a few embarrassing moments eh, some that I could never recover from and others I just brush them off as part of life.

One of my most embarrassing moments has to be when I first started my period. I was still a little girl per say and I was not even in touch with my body. First of all I didn’t even know what periods were and how it happened (cons of not having older ones around you). I remember I was supposed to head back to school after the mid term break we had in high school and I was feeling so much pain in my “tummy”. I thought to myself that it was probably something I ate, but then the location of pain was so weird, I kept wondering what it was. I then thought I had appendicitis because it was in the lower quadrant of my body (I was so obsessed with medicine that time and always loved to diagnose myself at any given opportunity ).

I had to tell my mother about the pain after it became unbearable and as the wise woman that she is, she asked me where it hurt and I showed it to her.

She whispered to her self, asking “could it be her period?” Because I was so young! No one gets their period at this age. She asked if I noticed anything when I went to pee and I said no. She then told me that I could be getting my period. I wondered what that was, she explained that I would start bleeding every month and so on, she told me everything I needed to know.

So now, I was there waiting for my period to come, all excited and everything.It never did.

At least not until I went back to school.

I woke up that fateful morning feeling uneasy but then, since the period didn’t come when I expected it, I already gave up on waiting.

It was during my afternoon prep(when everyone goes to class to read after siesta) it happened. IT HAPPENED!!!

We had just finished the hour for prep and were supposed to head back to the hostel for laundry or sports. I stood up casually to head back when I heard a loud gasp from a classmate. He asked out loud,  “Ashley you peed on yourself ?!” I was surprised because I didn’t even feel pressed, I turned around to look and what did I see? a big map of red wetness on my daywear! Oh, the horror! I didn’t even know what to do! I ran to the bathroom and went to check properly, lo and behold…the long awaited red robot arrived. and it arrived in style -heavy, painful and in public.

The daywear we wore didn’t even help matters, it was pink and white checkered and showed all the blood there and I had to walk with that embarrassment till I got to the hostel. Ugh! I’m cringing now as I think about it.

Thankfully, I had nice seniors and one of them helped me get to the hostel and even gave me a full pack of pads and showed me how to use it. Thanks, Valerie!

I got myself to change clothes and panties and I realized this is a new lifestyle I had to get used to…the situation quickly turned from embarrassing to exciting. And as you can imagine, I was super careful about my periods after that…in fact I can say I’m a bit of a control freak about it now,always calculating and preparing for the worst that could happen when it comes to that time of the month.

So that’s it you guys, one of  my many embarrassing moments.

Read about Danie’s embarrassing moment here and Salmah’s own here


Did you think it was so embarrassing?  Have you had embarrassing period moments also? share them with me in the comments section, I would love to know that I’m not the only one in this situation.

Breast Cancer Awareness|| 5 FAQs about breast cancer.

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Hi guys!

As you may or may not have known, October is breast cancer awareness month, and one very important thing you can do to honor breast cancer awareness month is to spread the word.

So to do my part, I decided to share some facts and frequently asked questions about breast cancer. Grab a cup of tea and read on 🙂

1 WHAT IS BREAST CANCER?

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the breast.

Malignant : tending to invade normal tissue or to recur after removal; cancerous.

2. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Breast cancer often has no symptoms, but you may notice something you want the doctor to check. Keep an eye out for:

  • A painless lump in the breast
  • Changes in breast size or shape
  • Swelling in the armpit
  • Nipple changes or discharge

But even if you have one or more of these signs, it still doesn’t mean you have breast cancer. Remember that most breast lumps turn out to be benign (not cancerous).Still, it’s extremely important that you SEE YOUR DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY if you’re worried that you might have breast cancer.

3. HOW OLD CAN YOU BE TO GET BREAST CANCER?

Younger women usually don’t think about getting breast cancer. After all, under 7% of all breast cancer cases happen in women under 40 (U.S.). But it can happen at any age, and it’s important to be aware of your risk factors, regardless of your age.

4. CAN MEN GET BREAST CANCER TOO?think_pink_for_breast_cancer_by_se6felicia-d5mb9gi

Though breast cancer is most commonly thought of as a woman’s disease, male breast cancer does occur.

Male breast cancer is most common in older men, though it can occur at any age. The risk factors include

  • Radiation exposure
  • High levels of the hormone estrogen
  • Family history of breast cancer

 

5.WHY DO PEOPLE WEAR PINK FOR BREAST CANCER? breast-cancer-pink-ribbon-810x537

The pink ribbon represents fear of breast cancer, hope for the future, and the charitable goodness of people and businesses who publicly support the breast cancer movement. It is intended to evoke solidarity with women who currently have breast cancer. Breast cancer organizations use the pink ribbon to associate themselves with breast cancer, to promote breast cancer awareness, and to support fundraising.

“The profile on pink is playful, life-affirming. We have studies as to its calming effect, its quieting effect, its lessening of stress. [Pastel pink] is a shade known to be health-giving; that’s why we have expressions like ‘in the pink.’ You can’t say a bad thing about it.” Pink is, in other words, everything cancer notably is not. – Magaret Welch

 

Chances are, you or someone you know has been affected by breast cancer. Whether it’s yourself, someone in your family, or a friend, breast cancer is becoming all too common. There are so many ways to honor breast cancer awareness month. From spreading the word, to adopting early detection techniques, taking care of yourself, and knowing your body. These are crucial to winning the fight against breast cancer!

Thank you for reading.

Much love, Ash. xx


Sources : http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org , http://www.webmd.com, my textbooks 😀

Images are from various google search outlets.