Quick and Easy Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows Recipe

Ingredients (serves 2) 750ml milk 2 tablespoons hot chocolate Sugar to taste Mini marshmallows Ground cinnamon to sprinkle Method Heat the milk in a pot to just boiling and remove from heat. In a mug, place 1 tablespoon hot chocolate and sugar to taste. Add the heated milk to the mug leaving space for the marshmallows. Add the marshmallows on top and sprinkle some cinnamon on top of the marshmallows. N.B.- milk can be substituted by 500ml boiled water and 250ml milk.

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Coffee with Uncle B

mini bio: A shaper of the African Blogging community who believes in storytelling’s power to challenge perspectives and change narratives by raising awareness and initiating necessary conversations. An avid reader who writes on the beauty and chaos of the place he calls home as he celebrates the mystery and magic in his ancestry on http://BecomingTheMuse.net I feel powerful when: I write. I can't do magic so I write Icons: Octavia Butler, Nnedi Orakofor, Novuyo Tshuma, Oliver Mtukudzi Best advice you have ever received: Do not die with your story untold Happy Place: A quiet place where I can put my…

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State Of Ellen: Ellen Mubwanda’s Story

Ellen Mubwanda was born Davidzo Ellen Mubwandarikwa on the 3rd of September 1995. She grew up in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, amidst the hustle & bustle of the city life. Her junior school education was in Blakiston Junior School where all of her future interests would be incubated. Ellen is the oldest out of 4 siblings. She grew up a busy but curious child, forever wandering about in her environment. Valerie, Ellen's mother is always quoted saying "Yes, being a firstborn, and having a tough Dad, she wanted so much to please. I knew she'd would be some sort…

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Fun Winter Date Ideas

Winter is still here in case you kinda forgot about it and let's just say we are not complaining about the endless cuddles it brings with it. Although we wish we could stay in bed all day with bae *sigh* it does get a little more routine. Here are fun date ideas you should try out (you are welcome!) Play Board Games It can just be the two of you facing off at a game of Monopoly (how hot is that ?) or you can invite another of your favorite couple (did we hear double date?)for game night Puzzles are…

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A Naturalista’s Guide To Natural Hair Care In Winter

This is for every natural-hair-rocking soul sister out there, here are some natural hair tips to help you take care of your crown this winter. Rock protective styles.  Winter is NOT the time to rock your bun to die for everyday sis. Wind and cold/dry air suck moisture out of your hair, leaving it brittle, weaker, and more prone to breakage. Girl protect your hair by rocking your natural crown in various styles, from stylish braids to fancy cornrows. You can never deep condition a lot Deep conditioners give your hair exactly what it needs during the winter, penetrating every strand…

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3 Money Management Tips

As much as I want to chant along to " (Swipe swipe swipe)It'll never decline " swiping on a card with $0.70 isn't something you want you to do. You probably thinking oh gosh wish I was a billionaire (me too). Although I am going to share some money saving tips I don't guarantee that you will become a billionaire LOL and I can't promise that you will have a handle on your money afterward because it's taking me a while to avoid being broke half the time. Here are 3 tips you can use to save money: Have A…

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#WorkWednesday| Email Mistakes We All Make

Nothing sucks than sending an email to the wrong person *cringe* or writing in shorthand especially to your boss*hide me already* . We all mistakes (because we are human hello) so don't be too hard on yourself. Here are the common email mistakes that people make: Not having a clear concise subject line While you might be in the habit of sending emails with no subject line or informal ones to your homies because you don't want to be that person that has a subject line" Office Gossip strikes again", make sure that when you’re sending an important email that…

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Want To Get Rid Of Belly Fat? Now You Can With These Foods

Nothing sucks than belly fat especially if you into body cons and crop tops *crying emoji* I struggle with belly fat too (so you are not alone) but I have a list of foods you can eat to lose the pooch. Low-Fat Milk/ Low-Fat Yogurt When your calcium is low, your body secretes hormones that let you make better use of the calcium you have. Problem is, at the same time, your body signals fat cells to hold onto fat, including the fat in your belly. Dairy, including milk (even whole milk, just watch your calories) and yogurt, are the…

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#MentalHealthMonday| 5 Ways To Self-Care

Self-care is not selfish. (Louder for the people in the back. ??). Self-care isn't always doing yoga or meditating (like 5 hours a day). There are so many ways to practice self-care, so here are just a few ideas you might not have thought to do yourself. Talk to a loved one on the phone This works a lot and you can actually feel better afterward. Trust me when I say mum knows best. 2. Be Active Work-out even for 5 minutes a day. Yoga is a common form of self-care for people, but an intense workout, such as kickboxing,…

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#TrendyTuesday| How To Have Soft Hands In Winter

Winter can be a little cold to our soft hands right!? Here’s how you can, at least, soothe your dry hands and keep them soft all winter long: 1. Wear gloves When you wear gloves, you trap and maintain heat more efficiently since your fingers are bundled together. Also, your coat pockets are not a bad idea *thank me later* 2. Use petroleum jelly (Vaseline) It works and the good news is that you don't have to lather a lot of it on your hands. If your hands are cracked and/or bleeding, always use petroleum jelly Cheers to a winter…

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