25th Birthday at Karura Forest

Today i celebrate me…:) Am Waceke ,am officially 25 years old today and Sheyce,my daughter,is the most beautiful blessing of them all for the 25years God has blessed me with.

Am grateful and humbled to see yet another year. There are so many things that am grateful for but those that top my list are My daughter,Family,good health,amazingly wonderful friends,positive change and growth.

I find so much beauty in simplicity and the more i grow the more i appreciate the very little things in life that i would take for granted and more so the more i appreciate small circles of friends and meaningful,intentional and insightful relationships.

I celebrated my birthday on Saturday on a beautiful picnic date with some of the most amazing and closest people to my heart and it was simply a beautiful day.Enjoy the frozen moments …

A big thank you to one of the kindest and most beautiful souls am blessed to have in my life as a bestfriend,Naphtali (the girl) for the beautiful day. I had so much fun and i love you and appreciate you a biiiiig one. You are a beautiful blessing in our lives..<3

I pray that my 25th year will be one of my most beautiful year yet filled so much laughter,achievement,growth,blessings,Grace,Favor,Mercies and humbling moments.

HAPPY 25TH BIRTHDAY WACEKE …:) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Details :
venue – Karura Forest
Cake – By Waceke
Pictures – By Naphtali Foster,Waceke & Sheyce.. <3 Thank you for stopping by.. Love and Joy ... Waceke ..:*

Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year guys! 31 Days of the first month are already gone and i believe most of us are finally getting the hang of the new year ,our goals and maybe even those new resolutions you drafted on the first day of the year.

I feel like i should have started with an apology for having gone missing in September after having promised to be very consistent in my last post. Am sorry guys,life happened and it happened so fast but i feel like i should be true to what i love and enjoy doing and make time for it.So trust me to have a post up every two weeks and on good days a post every week.

I love documenting moments through photography and i truly do get fascinated by the beauty of my Country Kenya so most of my content will have travel in it or food or just candid images of my little family.You guys can also give us suggestions on what you would like us to share with you this year.

I will not say much in our first post of the year ,but do look forward to the posts that will follow throughout the year. Have a blessed year ahead guys and do not let anyone blow out your candle. Shine in whatever makes you feel awesome…:)

Details;
– Photography by Waceke & Joan
– Venue: View point (Nairobi-Naivasha highway)

Love & Joy,
Gaceru’s..<3

Change or Growth ?

Sometimes it is okay to take a break from things that we love and enjoy doing to either rediscover ourselves again or even change the strategy to suit our new paths in life.Life has been happening so fast,time is literally flying and so much was going on all at once,it was only fair for me to lean back and find my footing again,so my going MIA on the blog was never intentional guys.

Someone once said that Change is Inevitable and Growth is Intentional;it is true,we cannot always avoid change as much as it is scary sometimes,its hard to to step out of your comfort zone into the unknown but most of the time Change doesn’t even give us a choice.In most cases change is triggered by the happenings in our lives either good or bad happenings and depending on the one that led to changes,the changes can either be good or bad but i strongly believe in finding something positive in everything that happens.

As much as change doesn’t give us a choice,Growth does.We make an intentional decision to grow,whether its Mental growth,Financial growth or spiritual growth ,its normally a decision we make and intend to follow through until we see and feel the growth.And in some cases with change comes growth and with growth comes changes,it is all apart of life.

So whatever it is that is happening in or with your life ,whether its changes or growth or even both ,just learn how to embrace it so you can get the best out of that phase.That is exactly where i am in life,a phase full of inevitable changes,both good and others more of scary than bad and with them comes so much pressure for both intentional and pushed growth but am slowly learning how to embrace all of it and adapt to it all.

Someone told me it is a beautiful phase to be in and ever since i started looking at it like that,i have slowly started to get my drive back to do all the things that make me awesome as well as stay positive and optimistic in it all.

I plan to slowly start sharing more than just travel posts on the blog and i pray it will be inspiring content with an impact to my readers.Thank you so much for checking up on me for all those months via social media,i appreciate. Now i will see you here every week and its really exciting. 🙂 .. I look forward to interacting with you…

Enjoy the weekend.. Thank you for stopping by.

Love and Joy 🙂
Waceke

Lake Oloiden

Hallo guys,its been about two months now since we last put up a post. Multitasking all i have on my plate gets tougher and challenging by the day but eventually i will master the art.

Last weekend of May we celebrated the Mister’s 20-something birthday and that’s how we ended up in the very beautiful and scenic Lake Oloiden Campsite .It is one of the most beautiful campsites in the Rift valley with very scenic views,beautiful lush grounds and a great sense of tranquility.

We had such beautiful bonding moments which we had so much missed due to our very busy schedules lately and its a place we look forward to going back to as a family and just relax and play games,literally just run after each other and laugh our hearts out.

Due to not writing for awhile ,i feel like am experiencing a writers block but lets hope that soon enough we will be back with beautiful experiences to share with you guys from our travels as well as continue with our #30daysofmommydaughtermagic.

Look at how scenic this play area is….

For now,enjoy the beautiful Images of Lake Oloiden campsite that i hope will Inspire you to plan a camping trip there with family and friends.

Thank you for your positive feedback on our social media platforms and for always reading our posts.

Happy New month guys! May June be your month to shine …

Love & Joy,

Gacerus’

Travel hack with a toddler

We have to agree that traveling with a toddler can get hectic ,chaotic and very tiring but it doesn’t have to be like that.

I have been traveling with Sheyce ever since she was a baby and over the years it gets easier but ever since she became a toddler ,it was hard to keep her in her car-seat for more than 2 hours. She is now 3 years and can sit for 3 hours without complaining but she was getting quite bored and would want to color or draw during our road trips which i was convinced was impossible until i came across this car seat accessory (car seat table) which has now become such a life saver.

She has had it for 3 weeks and she can now color and draw as much as she wants and there is no more boredom for her on the long hour drives ,the table has side pockets too where she can put her snacks and water and be able to reach them without my help.

This car-seat accessory has got to be one of the best inventions for parents who love to explore with their toddlers.It keeps the toddlers glued in their seats engaging in fun drawing and coloring activities making it easier for you to drive without nagging.

The car-seat accessories come in various designs which vary in prices. If you buy it from my seller ,you have to pre-order with a deposit then complete your payment on delivery after two weeks.Her name is Judy and you can reach her through her Facebook page .

The sipping bottles (Sound of Safari ) are from Roopam Limited on Biashara street ,they are really good and do not spill.

I will be sharing more of my travel hacks with a toddler and what to pack when traveling with a toddler soon. So look out for that.

Thank you for stopping by.

Love & Joy ,

Waceke & Sheyce

Safari Walk

When everyone else is always itching to get out of the city as soon as the Weekend gets here ,am one of those rare ones who drive into Nairobi to discover its hidden treasures, or maybe this has to do with the fact that i do not not actually live in Nairobi and it is an hours drive away but heck Nairobi is a beautiful city with some amazing destinations that await us to explore and experience.

The other day we partnered with Kenya Wildlife Service to experience the magic and beauty in one of their parks and from the pictures you can tell Sheyce had a lot to learn and see.

Safari walk is only 20 minutes drive away from Nairobi’s CBD and it is one of the parks that make Nairobi one of the most unique Cities in the World. At Safari walk you do nature trails as you enjoy the beautiful wildlife (lions,zebras,ostriches,Buffaloes, antelopes,Leopards,crocodiles ,Rhinos ,Monkeys ,Birds ,a special hippo breed and Monkeys) ,fresh air ,Nature and a really good breeze.

 

There is so much to learn about our wildlife at the park and the tour guides are willing to share all the knowledge they have as well as answer all your questions and learn from you too. After learning the importance of our wildlife from your tour ,you will want to be apart of the #youngvoicesforwildlife movement which is such a noble course.

The Kenya Safari Walk Park is a perfect plan for any day of the week or even the weekends and be sure to love the experience.

Once you get to visit any of their parks which are spread out in the country ,capture your moments and share them on their social media platforms ( Twitter,Instagram and Facebook ) with the hashtag #DiscoverKWSParks.

Thank you for stopping by ..

Love & Joy ,

Waceke & Sheyce

 

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K1 Flea Market

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I bet most of you do not know of the K1 Flea Market Sundays yet ,yes?Well,neither did i until some time last week when i came across one of my Friends’ Insta-stories and i just couldn’t wait for Sunday to get here so that i could drive there and experience some K1 Flea market vibe.

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We got there at around 10am in the morning when they had just finished setting up and there was already no free parking space( be sure to find Kenyans turned up as early as that even on a Sunday morning in any cool place in town) but we were so impressed by the beautiful set up.

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That was the 8th edition of the Flea market which was created by Kaz Lucas and it happens every Sunday. They have amazing brunch which is affordably priced ,and there are this Fashion stands with some amazing unique pieces of fashion statements from shoes,jewellery,fabrics,clothes and make up which are crazy affordable. Its a Flea market ,so be sure to find some good and unique stuff and be sure to mingle too.

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this little bakery right at the entrance by patricia has some of the most delicious cakes and cookies ever..

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So there you go guys ,i just gave you a new Sunday plot after Church which am sure you will get to love and enjoy.

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Its mothers day weekend and i do not have anything special planned but that doesn’t mean i do not celebrate my beautifully amazing mother and all the other mothers i know. I appreciate mothers,i have not experienced a love as great as that one of a mother in both receiving and giving ends.

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Mothers are blessed with so much wrapped up in one ,not even words could describe who a mother is. So lets appreciate and celebrate our beautiful mothers ,mother figures,aunts or simply anyone who has played the role of a mother in your life. They are special and a blessing in our lives and they should be made to feel so because they deserve it.

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Thank you for stopping by ..:)

Enjoy the weekend friends …

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#Missgaceru #sheyceexplores

Love and Joy ,

Waceke & Sheyce

Uhuru Park

Hallo guys ,we have missed sharing our Safari diaries with you but we hope to start doing so as soon as possible. In the meantime we will share amazing 30 days of Mommy Daughter magic.

The campaign will run for 30 days showcasing some beautiful pieces worn by my daughter Sheyce and I ; complementing each other and sometimes completely twinning. Aside from the fashion aspect of the campaign ,it will also show some of Kenya’s easily accessible  yet amazingly beautiful destinations.

We purpose to inspire women ,especially young moms to bond with their daughters through Fashion and Adventures.

This is our first piece of 30 Days of Mommy Daughter Magic which we shot at the amazingly beautiful Uhuru Park which is right in the heart of Nairobi . It was a chilly Saturday Morning but we loved being there and enjoyed the very affordable activities Uhuru Park had to Offer.

Boat ride was Ksh 300 only and it was too awesome.

after boat ride

From Uhuru Park you get to see a very beautiful and green Nairobi and at the same time have so much fun.

Give us feedback about our campaign and contact us for partnerships.

Outfit details ;

Sheyce’s – black tights- Thrift

-White T-shirt – Gift

-Shoes – Bata

Mine – Tights & top – Gift

Matching Kitenge Kimonos’ – Tailored by Oduor (0721 311537)

Thank you for stopping by ..

Love & Joy ,

Waceke & Sheyce.

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Lets play cute and sassy

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Of a random mini fun shoot in a cute little custom made sassy skirt and as usual ,some flowers. I love wild interesting flowers but am still very typical when it comes to roses.

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As cliche as it is; work without play makes Jack a dull boy ,is a true phrase. And when a toddler is your model ,then you have to incorporate play in between shoots and just let her be in her truest self.

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This is Sheyce being playfully cute but very conscious of the lens capturing her.She mesmerizes me with her artsy character and free spirit,its always a good day when entirely spent with her.

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Today ,lets keep it that brief ..:) Happy New Month !!!

Thanks for stopping by

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love & joy ,

Waceke & Sheyce

Blossoming

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Sheyce joined school early this month and she seems to love and enjoy it more each day. Her becoming a school girl is one of the reasons we have been MIA for a minute but now that we have sort of gotten the hang of it and known how to organize ourselves better,i can confidently promise to have blog posts up every week.

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At first i was scared of letting her go,she still seemed too young to be in school,i wondered how she would survive a day without whining “mommy this,mommy that,mommy come,mommy food ” ,i was scared of what her witty curiosity would get her into without my keen eyes on her 24/7 but either way i knew i had to let her blossom on her own.

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The level of maturity that has taken place in the last three weeks is impeccable,sometimes i just stare at her and wonder who she is because the last time i checked my daughter wouldn’t sit still or let me be without her always trying to push all my buttons.

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She now listens keenly,communicates better,acts independent ,Thinks before she acts and understands a lot more.Its beautiful to watch her blossom into this amazing little person and i can only imagine how she will be by the end of the year.

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I learned that sometimes to blossom into this beautiful flower you ought to be ,you have to own your space and be let to grow. To have someone have your back when you fall is okay but you have to grow,mature  and develop in your own space.

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Have a productive week ahead and may you Blossom into a beautiful flower 🙂

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Thank you for stopping by .

Photography ; Waceke

Love and Joy

Waceke & Sheyce

 

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