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Dear readers of Precious Core,

I hope all is well with you in this season of your life. I am really feeling thankful because I celebrate three years of blogging today! Whoop! On the 13th of February 2014, I published my first blog post.

At the time, I was only about 4 months old in the United States. I had two kids under 4 and a new environment to deal with. Somehow in the midst of it all, I created this blog.

I began publishing posts but I was very irregular. I completely stopped blogging at some point when I was pregnant with my last baby. I only picked up blogging again, months after I birthed my sweet little one. That was in May 2015. Since then I have consistently written my heart out in this space that I share with you.

This blog has been a wonderful therapy for me. It took me from being an overwhelmed stay-at-home mom to being a very fulfilled stay-at-home mom. It gave me sanity. It is because of this blog that I am able to homeschool my kids. Because of this blog, I know I will die empty. The books in me must be written, the videos must be made, the talks must be given. Each day here takes me closer to fulfilling destiny. What a sweet feeling!

But you know what? It won’t be all that if I didn’t have YOU. I am so grateful for you. Specifically for:

  • Engaging on this blog from day 1, reading and offering me feedback
  • Sending me emails, Facebook messages, post requests, constructive criticism/corrections or messages just to say hi
  • My blogger friends who have been a huge encouragement to me, always checking my blog and inspiring me with their support and comments
  • Commenting on the blog. Because your comments make this space lively, interactive and I have learned so much from them!
  • Sharing about this blog with your friends and family
  • Following me on social media and liking/sharing/commenting on my posts

All of these have been wonderfully motivating to me. Thank you so much!

Here are the blog stats so far…

Facebook: 7,029 fans

YouTube: 1415 subscribers

Email subscribers: 1, 618

Instagram: 660 followers

Twitter: 121 followers

This is all you! Thank you so much for letting me share the ink from my pen and the steam from my pot with you.

As I continue on this awesome blogging journey, I would like to make a few changes. Here they are:

  1. No more, “Here’s What’s Up”. This weekly Monday slot that mostly recounted my previous week or just random happy thoughts was fun while it lasted. I have written it for over a year! I would like to switch things up a little bit and keep Monday mornings for a “pen-speaking” post. Now, that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t gist you if there’s something up. I definitely will write that in my diary but it won’t necessarily be on Monday morning.
  2. Fridays are for videos. Before now, I chose to upload a new video and publish the complimenting recipe post on Saturday mornings but it has been tough keeping up with that. I’ll like to move that to Friday instead so I get that done before it’s Saturday.

That’s it for the changes!

Now the Giveaway!

I sincerely wish I could give something to every one of you to show how grateful I am. On the last giveaway, I really wanted every person who entered to get $50 but I’m not that rich O woman. As the ministry grows I will give more because share I must.

Today I am giving away $50 to a reader in any part of the world. To enter, leave a comment below telling us why you visit this blog. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced next Monday.

Let’s get commenting!

P.S. Because today is special, I am moving the next part of my “minimalism series” to next Tuesday.

About Precious

Welcome to my core! I am Precious Nkeih, the recipe developer and writer right here on my blog, Precious Core. My goal is to show you insanely delicious recipes you can replicate in your kitchen. And I love to tell stories too. Hope you find recipes here that will make cooking easier for you! Check me out on YouTube at

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  1. You are such an inspiration to me. I was actually looking on how to start blogging while I am home with my little ones to keep me out of stress. You have really inspired me. Thanks so much for your pen and your voice that is creating an inpact. Remain blessed.

  2. Just a few days away from Precious Core and it’s already threes years. Wow! Congratulations ma’m. You are one of the most inspiring bloggers I know. Keep doing you.

    I know how much sweat and tears go into each post. God bless the work of your hands. 

  3. Hi Ma’am happy blog anniv.. dunno if i’m late but well…i rarely comment on ur post but trust me i always leave a like and copy all you “recipes”! Coz thats what really attracts me to ur blog. I remeber the 1st recipe i copied was Perpersoup chiken, and oh my Gosh it was a sucess!! hihihiii..thanks! The steps and manner in which you present them are so easy and real!! “i be camair babe oh” so i trust all those precious delicacies you present!! hhmmmm i just want to say more grace, courage and success in both your blogging and your lovely family!! Salut Mr N! for me ohh… hahah

    1. Hahaha you are so sweet!
      Thank you Nelsa!
      I’m glad you came out of your non-commenting shell.
      Happy to hear about the chicken pepper soup!
      All the best, dear.

  4. I learnt how to cook because of you. Before I didn’t know how to cook and then I saw your website and then tried making Ndole and jellof rice. My mum was very amazed she said my cooking skills were amazing. Thanks to you now I really know how to cook and I will like to keep on trying to do my best.

    I was born in Cameroon but I leave now in Norway. Before I found your website I search all over the Internet for how to make achu, jollof rice and so on but no other website could help me even African bites. Your website really shows what African ingredients you need like magi and I thought it was really really helpful thank you very much.

    1. Veronique, your comment totally made my day. I feel so blessed, learning how much this blog has helped your cooking. Thank you so much for typing these words.

  5. Congratulations!! You are so warm and relatable in your writing. Three years of producing great content is amazing, more grace for the years to come xx

    Do hygiene right

  6. Happy blog anniversary Precious!
    Three years no be beans.
    Your style is different, faith based and interesting.
    Kudos to Mr N for allowing you to fly.
    Keep soaring higher dear. Love you.

    1. Awww thanks Bola! Thank you so much for believing in me and for being a sweet friend I never me.
      I am so grateful to Mr. N for his support. Priceless.

  7. Congrats on your three years anniversary.
    Thanks for your heartwarming, genuinely helpful, amazing posts. Thanks for sharing your life and family with us. Thanks for all those amazing recipes, for being wonderful and warm and encouraging.

    1. Bisola, what will I do without you??
      Thank you for being such AMAZING support. I need to find you and give you a warm tight hug. Thanks sisi.

  8. I am just seeing this post now I have been busy. I love your work and the spiritual aspect of the blog.
    I first saw your writeup on Bella naija. That was when I fall in love with your writings. I love the marital aspect and the spiritual aspect more. They always encourage and set me on the right part especially in the marrital aspect

    You are really a gift and inspiration ti me and sure to others.

    Thank God for your blog.

  9. Congratulations on this feat sister. I celebrate your passion. I stumbled on the blog from SDK and I have since glued. I majorly read because the contents you shared is of personal interest to me since they are mostly faith-laced. I love the marriage and single series more too because I get to learn a lot from them being a single guy that I am. May God continue to be with you, encourage you and bless the work of your hands. Amen….

  10. Congrats Precious, three years is no joke. Thank God for the joy this blog has brought to you. I wish you all the best with your blogging career and many more exciting opportunities. I have actually been sharing your blog with friends haha. All the best!

  11. Happy blog-anniversary Presh! You’ve come a long way and God is indeed taking you even farther. I stumbled upon your blog by chance and was captivated by some of your motivational posts. Then came the recipes & ive not stopped reading your posts. The fact that your posts are realistic & straight from the heart making your blog even more adorable. The skill is for the world to benefit from, thanks for putting it to use. Congrats dear