How To Get Your Toddler To Eat

My son is I really really really fussy eater. It takes a lot of encouragement, begging and even scolding for him to finish a meal. I have to deal with this since he started eating solid foods. Mostly he only picks what he likes from the plate and leaves the rest or he won’t eat…

What No One Told You About Building Your Home in Kenya

My father has built two homes for us; one in our rural home (Gul Awach- will definitely not appear in your Google Map even if you searched it ๐Ÿ˜‚) and in Kisumu. Throughout the building process I have learnt quite a lot about building your own home from scratch. Overall one thing is for sure,…

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I am so so excited to have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Briana. She is a lifestyle blogger, has a lot of tips on how to get through college, fashion, and life. Do check her blog. My questions are: What is your favorite thing about blogging? I love blogging because it’s therapy…

3 Ways To Make Your Wall Stand Out

We often find ways to upgrade our house decor using furniture, accessories, art, etc; yet we could also use the simplest of things..the walls. Here are 5 simple ways to make your walls the center piece in your living space and up your decor. 1. Bold wall colour. 2. Mixing textures. 3. Using panelling. 4….

Art Pieces You Can Use To Decorate Your House

1. Portraits, pictures and paintings.  This is the simplest and amazing way to add art in your house. I love portraits as they are more personalised and they express your own personality & individuality. There are amazing amazing photographers who take such wonderful pictures, you can get a piece that speaks to you, that you…

The Liebster Award

I have been nominated for the Lobster Award by the amazing Nilichoandika(go check out her blog). I can barely hold my excitement; am grateful & thankful for the nomination.  Whatโ€™s The Liebster Award all about? The Liebster Award is a blogger award for new bloggers, those with few followers, who are still getting the hang of…

How To Decorate Your Home With House Plants

I have loved gardens, plants, flowers, indoor plants and all things green since way back. When we were younger my mom used to have this leafy crawling plant that was almost 15m long. It would go round our living room in like 2-3turns; so she had this rope tied on the four corners of the…

Happy New Year 2018!

Happy New Year to my lovely readers! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Šโค Am so so excited to be in 2018! I know this is the fresh start that many of us need. Another chance to start over, another chance to prove yourself, another chance to do try again, and mostly another chance at life.  Personally, I have so much…

Tis’ The Season To Be Jolly

It’s the festive season. A time of family gatherings, lots of food, lots of store discounts, lots of spending, gifting each other, lots of laughter, lots of drinking, and much more. You have everything coming together just to bring you joy ๐Ÿ˜Š. The atmosphere full of happiness & love.  Here are a few pointers to…

2017 Done โœ” Checklistย 

Am taking today’s post writing session as a time to reflect on this past 11 months of 2017. The ups & downs, the achievements &lessons (because in life there are no regrets), the happy & sad moments, the good & the bad. Today I want to talk about all the things that I have achieved…

Mum! Mum! Mummy! Mum!ย 

These words echo in my head everyday for the past approximately 5 months. I can’t help but smile every time. Since my son started learning to speak he used to call me by my name. Like we all know, kids learn from hearing & repetition. With the fact that I had my son while living…

2 Year Anniversary!ย 

Today I am celebrating 2 years since I started my blog My Bucket Full Of Love. Thank you to all my viewers, commented,  fellow bloggers, mentors, likes, followers, and supporters.  A big thank you to my boyfriend for encouraging me to start the blog & even creating it for me. Thank you to my son…

Good things

For the past 2 years I have been trying to learn how to drive using my mom’s car. I have been driving around our neighborhood. I have given rides (I love giving rides!๐Ÿ˜Š) to countless people and each one always told me how I drive so well and that I should now think of getting…

Take Good Care

Yes, take good care of yourself. ๐Ÿ’› Being a young mom,  Its very easy for out to get lost, In the hustle of being a mother and studying. Remember to enjoy yourself, You are still so young; Get dressed up, look pretty,  Hang out with friends,  Go gossip over ice cream,  Go get pizza and…

How To Cook A Life Full of Love ๐Ÿ˜

I cooked a special meal for us With magical ingredients 1 tsp of hope and hard work 1/2 a cup of luck 2 tbsp of chopped romance 500 ml of song and dance 2 large cups of trust And a 100 g of passion is a must โ€ฆ I soaked hope in water and kept…

Day 18: Taboo

A child will not see. They say, ‘What an elder sees sitting down, a child will not see even standing on a tree’. If you are African, then you have heard this many many times. Its proper manners to respect our elders an take their advice/cautions seriously. They have more knowledge and experience to be…

Day 17: Change

Father’s phone. I was born in the mid 90s but trust me(in terms of communication), Kenya still looked like the US in the 70s. We used public phone booths to make phonecalls and we still communicated a lot through letters. We lived in Buruburu, face1 and we had a landline phone in the house(which everyone…

Day 16: An Apple A Day

I was to post this yesterday but I couldn’t. I went to church in the morning and had baby’s day out in the afternoon. The topic is about organic health and lifestyle tips. I love exercising, to be specific, karate and yoga. I was a member of the karate club in my first year of…

Day 15: Halfway Musings

#BlogTemperChallenge has been an amazing experience for me. I started on the fourth day,wish I had started on day 1 but it was still worth it. Its been quite challenging having to write more and write creatively as well. Am not so good with communicating and this has helped me to put it more on…

Day 14: Mental Health and The African SetUp

My Struggle With Depression. This is a very sensitive topic for me considering I have gone through depression myself. I have been in and out of depression for as long as I can remember, probably since I was 10. It is a dark & lonely place to be. I even remember being suicidal a couple…