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THREE NEW THINGS I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT

You guys, I am back! Is this the season of the new or what? New house, new KITCHEN, new baby on the way… I feel new!

MOVING TO CALIFORNIA – NEW HOUSE

MOVING TO CALIFORNIA

Moving wasn’t easy! Packing everything out of a house is not a walk down a park. At some point, I felt like the work wasn’t going to end. There. Was. So. Much. To. Do. Then the part that shocked me most was how many things I had in my kitchen. Oh man, I had a ridiculous amount of stuff! I had kitchen box upon kitchen box that I lost count of them. Not kidding. I felt really bad about it since I have been working hard to declutter my kitchen every now and then. But then I told myself that my kitchen is basically the center of my life. It is literally my workplace and for me to work properly I need the right props. Thankfully, I have a bigger kitchen now into which my kitchen items can fit nicely – there were overflowing in the previous kitchen! More on the new kitchen below!

I am so grateful for the friends that showed up to help me pack. Without them, I will probably still be in Minnesota, trying to pad breakable plates to fit in boxes. Thank you, friends!

So we moved! I still feel so different about it – I actually just feel new inside and hopeful for what is ahead. Moving here, one of the first things I Googled was “African store near me” because a girl has got to cook some African food. And guess what? There’s an African store just two minutes from our home. I didn’t believe Mr. Google so we had to drive there to see if it was true. And yes, it is true oo. We got there when the store had closed but through its glass doors I could see some fufu, Peak milk (popular West African milk brand) and Cerelac (popular baby food in Africa). It got me all excited and I can’t wait to go to that store and explore! I plan on making my first friend in California there. Haha.

California is HOT.  The day we arrived home, while we were still outside I almost asked Mr. N where the hot air was coming from. It was unbelievably HOT. Thank God for AC. Also, there are some good normal days when the heat is not that bad so it’s all good.

NEW KITCHEN!

You guys, your girl has a new kitchen! And it is almost all I ever wanted! It is spacious!!! It has white cabinets (this is a big deal for me!). Also, the cooking range is on the island in the middle which is super important to me because now you can have a better view of me cooking in my cooking videos.

This kitchen is a dream come true and proof that God answers prayers. I have prayed and cried for a kitchen like this. Yes, cried! That’s how badly I wanted a kitchen with the right shape for the camera. God just had to answer me. Lol.

Now, why I say it is almost all I ever wanted is because of a few misses here and there. One: the appliances are black: I really wanted stainless steel appliances. But hey, I prefer all black appliances to white or mismatched color appliances (that’s some black here, some stainless steel there, some white there). So I am happy with all black!  Also, it doesn’t have a double oven. I really wanted a double oven since I bake a lot. BUT I am super grateful for my single wall oven because I wanted a wall oven anyway, and wall oven I got.

In all, I LOVE this kitchen. This was the best kitchen I saw when we were looking for a house and I’m so thankful that I got it. It is a girl’s dream come true! I can’t wait to show you guys my cooking space in my next video on YouTube!

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NEW BABY!

As in, Mr. N and I have decided to continue our mission of obeying God’s command which says go into the world and multiply! I can’t believe I am pregnant again! But I am and well into my second trimester. I am so excited to bring another human into this world.

Also, the girls are so excited and they have all these plans for the new baby.

My first trimester wasn’t easy. I HATED food. I hated thinking about food. I hated even seeing pictures of food on the internet. They all made me so nauseous. And I suffered from really bad morning sickness. I only ate to live meanwhile in my normal life I live to eat.

This greatly affected my work here on the blog. While I wanted to be consistent after my niece’s wedding, I just couldn’t even look at pictures of recipes I had tested. The struggle was real.

Thankfully, I feel much better now and I am starting to enjoy food again. And my tummy is growing!

So with that said, hope you, I mean you reading this is doing well. Thanks for being my sweet internet friend and I will see you in the next post.

 

Love,pre-signature-pro

43 Comments

  1. Princess Neleh

    Wow! I feel so great reading from you again dear. My prayer for you is that you experience peace and the love of God in Califonia and for that our baby we are expecting, make He/She allow u to make time for us too ohigh because we have really missed you. Much love.

  2. Wow, congratulations Precious and all the best for you and your family.

  3. Congrates sweetheart. I love everything about you.
    Ashia for work. Its not easy but thank God it is possible.
    Enjoy your new environment with your entire family. I can’t wait to see the new stuff

  4. Ohh my it seems we have de same mind, I dnt joke wit my kitchen n i miss you a lot, can’t believe how have been checking my mail every now and then if you are settled mean while congratulations to you for the house n baby on d way

  5. Sis!! So excited for you and the new baby. Whoop. Such a wonderful blessing to your family. Thank God you’re much better now. May the rest of it be super smooth.
    And the way you describe the kitchen with such joy – I can feel it. Glad you got something you really liked. Xx

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  6. Adela ngrineh

    Welcome back sweetheart I really missed your wonderful mouthwatering dishes.

  7. Dear Precious, I had a great smile on my face throughout as I read this. I didn’t even know I was smiling so hard until I was done reading. I am very happy for God’s blessings in your life, may He bless you and your family even more. Enjoy the Pacific Northwest. I moved from Seattle last year to the east coast, and I really miss what was home to me and my family for a little over 4 years. The east coast is fine but the environment and people are different, still trying to adjust. Anyways, enjoy your new home. Remain blessed!

  8. Am on happy for you, am litteraly jumping in my seat.
    Congratulations my dear.
    Children are a gift from God and His gift they add no sorrow, so we are grateful for the abundance tat is coming to your household. Newness in every aspect of your life my dear.
    cant wait to see the new kitchen and the baby too😊😊

  9. risser nain

    congratulatons ma. i was wondering what made you to be this scared.
    thank God for the new things and for the new life you are about to bring fortth

  10. Christa Kwasi

    Congratulations on the newness of things around you Precious! The blessings of the Lord maketh rich and adds no sorrow! Keep leaning on Him, He does not fail! Miss your posts and so glad to have you back! Stay strong and more grace from God for greater exploits. God bless you!

  11. Welcome back and congratulations sis!

  12. Congrats auntie precious.courage as you keep growing your family.God bless.

  13. Congrats on new baby, and new house. Your new kitchen sounds wonderful. California is such a beautiful state. I lived in the Sacramento area for 3 years and relocated back NY in 2017. I miss California and so does my 5 year old daughter. Enjoy Cali.

  14. Praise God for keeping you and the family safe till you finaly joined Mr N. Again in CA. Looking foward to hearing all about your new adventures. Especially,those surrounding the garden and new kitchen. Exciting!!!
    Love from MN

  15. Welcome back Presh

  16. You’re really precious to us. Glad you’re back girl. Glad your number three is on the way. Much love

  17. Congratulations! I wish you a safe delivery. You’re not going to miss Minnesota, right? jk lol…You can miss everything but definitely not the cold. Enjoy Cali!

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  18. Queen franka

    U look more beautiful nd I thank God for giving u ur heart desire and also for ur baby, expecting mine too.hope u enjoy ur new home and more Grace to u ND much love ND happiness from family.we love u hia bt I love u more.wish I can have ur private mail address.live on frnd

  19. Congrats!!!! So happy to have you here. Congrats on everything going on. Wish you the very best on this amazing journey. Have a great week ahead and God bless you all too.

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  20. Hi Precious, Congrats on the coming baby and the new house. I love the kitchen. I enjoy your recipes. I am addicted to cooking, kitchen gadgets etc. I have tried your Cameroon fish rolls and they were lovely.

  21. I am looking forward to watching you cook in the new kitchen

  22. So happy for you and your family’s blessings. Thank you for sharing! You look great & beautiful.

  23. Michele Hofer

    What wonderful news on every front! Praying a safe delivery for you and your Lil Blessing!

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