Bring It On

Hey, so lately, there is this wave of change that has sort of maxed, jazzed and most definitely thrown a curveball at me lately and words can’t seem to be enough.

Today, I write this blog not because I feel the most happiest, saddest or confused as yet but because despite it all, I am taking each situation coming my way with grace, hope, peace and joy knowing that God’s got me. Hence the courage to say, Bring it on!

You may notice I have changed the theme of the blog as well. So much change is happening to me and Iโ€™d really love to document it all as much as I can and any moment

These two quotes have spoken volumes to me. This one;

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. –Jimmy Dean

And this one by a very influential writer to my growing up days after high school;

Every human has four endowments – self-awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change. –Stephen Covey

I also took a pause on my YouTube channel to figure it out and I talk about it all hereย Denise Tuyi Life YouTube Channel.

Enjoy my happy pictures taken by my friend Denis and le bro Japh as well some selfies from my Snapchat accountย tuyideeย and other friends of mine…

Love creating and doing digital marketing and I love it that I am evolving and seek to fly higher.
Despite my back facing the camera, I’m always happy and captivated by nature.
Feeling mellow yellow…
Pure joy to me is smiling and meaning it, knowing that brighter days are ahead of us. Shot by The Japh
Now pose, now werk.
Pink and bling
Pops of color by the pool.
Chillen by the pool. Shot by Jessie G.
Snapchat bliss
Model behavior
Selfie at the salon
Different filter, different pose, same mirror background.
Underneath the pretty tiny lights ๐Ÿคฉ Shot by Deni_Ray
The shooter becomes the shootee… #BadPuns
All good here…
Sun kissed, happy and contented.
Blending with them puffs.
See thru.
Drink, and pose…
Ah to be engulfed by the lake breeze…
Feels so good!
To think or just to pose?!

There you have it, thank you for reading to the end. It’s people like you who make me want to do it more. Make sure to follow the page, comment below on how you intend to embrace change if you are going through one.

๐Ÿ’ซPeace Love Light ๐Ÿ’ซย your way, now and always.


Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature

There’s never a chance that the beauty of nature fails to catch my sight!

You could say I am constantly seeking to immerse myself in nature or that there is a message hidden in my pursuit of seeing the magic in it all.

First, I savor the moments and it all in as much as I can. Then I try to capture as much beauty with my sometimes crappy camera phone and then I see the lovely enough to share picture with my friends and post. This doesn’t happen once, I am known to fill my various social media stories without a shame! Sorry not sorry?!

But in all seriousness, take a look at today’s images from almost a month of being sort of out-ish of office. Enjoyย โ™ก

I mean, can’t you just fall in love and Carpe diem right here?
Hills to escape with the wandering eye…
Sunrise AM
Colors of nature
Beautiful Rwanda
Plain angels
Rwanda pride
Sunrise again!
Never alone in nature
Hello sunshine
Touch of nature, blend in nature
Views of essential beauty
Through the window
Do you see thighs?
Highs and lows
Would you even filter that?
Hedged out
Green thumbin’
Cabbage patch, oh to see one in forever!
Now you know, I wouldn’t post nature without the scintillating beauty of flowers…
No weeds can steal your shine cabbage!
Mellow yellow bliss
Orange you feeling this flower patch?
How lovely!
Beautiful arrangement
Feel the nature
A rose by any other name is not a cliche
Pretty cute
Colors of bloom
Modern infusion of nature
Swing your worries away, stay connected in nature!
Any idea what name these flowers go by?
Sums up what color pop really means

If you feel alive in nature, share with me how you capture it? How you savor it? Or how you perceive nature?

Let’s talkย ๐Ÿ˜

As always;

โœจPeace, Love, Lightโœจ

Is there such thing as an open book lifestyle?

Quick response, yes there is. And it’s achievable.
Is it the safest way to live? Well that depends, because sometimes not everyone appreciates it. But if you live for the audience of One then living authentically becomes more of a habit than a need.

The audience of One is a term used to mean living for the King of kings, unashamed and trusting His provision to be just and loving in all His ways.

On the road to being a transparent human, you’re likely to meet a lot of hiccups. Sometimes you feel like you’re not good enough, honest enough or courageous enough.

Most of the times it sucks, however the end result is ALWAYS rewarding because not for one bit do you feel regret for being your most truthful self.

What I’ve learned overtime is, not always will you be in a position to authentically be yourself and it’s okay.

The most important thing to do is to take a step back and figure out where you might have misstepped, work on that, seek help and begin again.

So my hope for you today from this blog post is: Live a little, speak your truth and seek to be the light you’re meant to be ๐Ÿ’“

โœจPeace Love and Light โœจ

At one with nature

As you can tell by now, it’s #BlogThursday
It’s on this day that I get to share my thoughts with you lovely people. And today’s topic is one that tugs at my heartstrings each passing day.

I’ll be honest, this week hasn’t been one to write home as happy. Certain inevitable things happened and boy did I think I was doomed. Keeping a positive outlook even when things are going south, is something I realize I tend to revisit every time I have a crisis.

Some of the most important triggers that have reminded me to stay calm in times of hardship have to be my trust in God’s unfailing goodness, seeking out wise counsel and listening to wise people in my life like my awesome brother who is waaaay much older than his years, good music and mostly basking in nature’s goodness.

Today my focus is on nature and how it has helped me regain my much needed pursuit of ‘centredness’. I don’t know about you but something about nature restores in me a peace and assurance of trusting the process and knowing that in the end, after growth, rebirth and renewal. It’s spiritual and a reminder of what God is constantly doing in the lives of those I am with and a source of reflection about who I am.

This week, I share with you images that have spurred me to brilliance in my flickering spirit borne by the beauty and bliss nature unequivocally provides.

To nature we go
Water drops from the tree; kissed by nature
Fancy walking in my boots?
Walking in nature
Oh, to touch the cluster of flowers
Keep walking
If I see correct, that’s a wondrous looking flower
Glorious beauty juxtaposed in nature
Nature wonderland
Peace in nature, God speaks-take time to listen
What is your focus?
Blissful views
Japh and I: #BroSisDuo
Feather to fly
Smell the feather
A conglomeration of beauty
Tarmac eye-candy
Bask in the goodness of nature
Alive in nature
Pretty pretty
Yumness in all greeness
Views part deux
I have this thing with floors… Coming soon in a different post.
Views part trois


Are these daffodils?
Such a sight of beauty!
Perfect for a hot day
Growth comes in many ways


Well trimmed beauty
Another well-trimmed beauty
Ah, beauty!
This looks so comfortable; but as you know they say, looks can be deceiving.
A rose flower had to be in this blog for sure!
Parking lot beauty
Beautiful mimicking of nature brought inside
Parking lot life
Not that shabby
Mellow Yellow

Bonus video, this soothing water fountain #PressPlay:

Let’s talk, how do you beat not so good situations? You know the ones that feel like you’re jumping from a hot fire to another hotter one ๐Ÿ’ญ
That’s it for today, wish you all a lovely time and as usual:
โœจPeace Love and Light โœจ

For the love of fruit ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‡

Do you constantly have a need to live a healthy lifestyle?
For someone who is conscious about their health and what enters in their body, I’m constantly trying to ingest as healthy meals as I can. It doesn’t have to be grand or expensive.
Lately, I’ve taken a keen interest in fruit and I’m loving the benefits from them. Mostly because of the chock-full of benefits that come from having fruit.
Interestingly, I learnt a new word this morning before penning this blog and it really made me giggle a lot. The word โ€œfrugivorousโ€ to mean fruit eating. And what word geek on earth wouldn’t smile at that quip of intelligence? Not me! ๐Ÿคช
That said, I decided to inspire you in ways I found to incorporate fruit in your diet as much as you can.

1. It’s advisable to buy fruits that are in season as this is the best bet at getting a good bargain.

2. Incorporate fruit in creative ways so that it doesn’t get monotonous.

3. Make sure you don’t store them for too long and they lose their nutrition, taste and look.

4. Don’t do it in excess, incorporate other healthy options to eat.

5. Enjoy fruit as much as you can and love it!

As always, to each of you, I say:
โœจPeace, Love and Light โœจ

How to make Oat Pancakes ๐Ÿฅž

So today being a holiday in Rwanda I decided to make something a little diffrent just because it’s a relaxed day.

You know me when I hear a healthy way to make food I’ll go all the way in to try it.

So this time, on Tuesday to be exact, my colleague who loves healthy foods mentioned to me to try making oat pancakes. I was intrigued because first, they are gluten-free(the kind I use) and also they make a satisfying meal to say the least.

I then decided to make when I got free time. Today, seemed about right.

Behold, my version of oatmeal pancakes, as reimagined and recreated the #DeniseTuyiLife way.

3 Ingredients Pancakes ๐Ÿฅž.

You will need:

|Ingredients ร— equipment|

2 bananas (adds the sweetness you’ll love)

2 eggs (or milk if you like it)

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon (or spice/dried fruit/nuts/seeds you like)

1 small cup of oats (I used quick cooking GF oats that I had in hand)

Olive oil/butter/oil you prefer (I used olive oil)

1 for/egg beater/whisk/mixer

1 bowl for the mixture

1 pan/skillet

Serves one obvi ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Let me take you through the process of making this oh-so filling new favorite meal with images I took earlier today.

Enjoy ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฅž

First take two bananas, slice them in small pieces.

Mash the bananas till they are soft enough. Also, it’s not yellow per se just the effect of the camera flash.

Then add some cinnamon to add a little flavor and spice to it.

At this point add in your two eggs and beat the mixture for a minute or so. It helps if you have a beater/mixer.

After you see a froth(bubbles), now for the fun part–add in your oats.

Mix it all together until it’s a thick consistency you like.

When your batter is ready, let it sit for a few minutes until it’s thick enough. This helps especially if you want a thick pancake batch.

Now for another fun part, in a pan set on medium heat, your preferred oil ready, pour your batter in sizes you like and cook till brown.

Keep checking to see if they are brown enough and have cooked on all sides.

Turn until you feel that that’s the right shade of brown you want to serve it with.

Serve and take photos if you may… Ahem!

And another shot if you don’t mind me. Also this part you could drizzle with your favorite drizzle say maple syrup or honey. I preferred none of that since the bananas made it sweet already.

And there you have it! Add in your favorite tea(drink) and voila! Breakfast is served!

Look how thick the pancake looks! Irresistibly yummy that I can promise!

Can you tell I munched them within seconds? Reason being, they were that good!

So there you have it friends, oat pancakes nice, easy and yummy to make. I’m making another batch soon that I can promise! And if you too recreate your own batch after reading this, tag me so that I can give you a shout out.

Thanks to Justine for making me a believer that oats, can indeed make great pancakes ๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿ˜

So to all of you, I wish each and all:

Peace. Love. Light. โœจ

Care for some #Tea?

I am not a huge fan of caffeine but when it comes to #tea I get a little more excited than I’d normally get. Thing is, duh, tea has caffeine, so definitely I take it all in like a guzzler would. But the kind I like better doesn’t have caffeine per-se so follow along to see what I mean.

1. Green Tea

I love my green tea sugar free, you could add some honey to sweeten yours if the taste isn’t your preference
Is it me or do you guys also write notes to yourselves?

There are days I’ll wake up with a dire need to stay sane and since coffee gives me the shakes; I opt for the more healthy and beneficial tea. Green tea. Full of antioxidants and a wake-me-up kind of twist, this tea has healed, woken and helped this sistah maintain her weight!

You know it’s a real deal when it can both wake you up and cinch that waist like it’s no one’s business.

For optimum benefits I take my GT sugar free but you could start with honey to taste.

PS: I am actually sipping some of that goodness as I write this post ๐Ÿ™‚

2. Infused Teas and Regular Tea

My favorite tea bags and ground cinnamon because y’all know it’s healthy!

I bumped into these teas accidentaly. You know the way you rummage around supermarkets looking for something new, to explore and give a try? No? Okay, maybe it’s just me. So this time I got excited when I read the contents of my first package, spiced tea and it had all the necesarry ingredients for spiced tea. And if you know your girl, convinience is all I’m here for. I tried the tea and I was hooked. Next up I tried their sweet peppermint and my word it was better then I went to the fruit infused kind and this girl is never turning back! I am yet to try all the teas in this brand but when I do I’ll let you know.

Which brings me to a crucial point, this post is not sponsored so these are very personal reviews of teas I’ve come to love and cherish.

Honest to goodness, I’d recommend you to try them.

I tried the Ketepa brand (a Kenyan tea brand) with infused fruits in it but the taste of these teas beats them by far. I have pictures of them on my twitter account somewhere on @DeniseTuyiLife.

I have tried other teas such as Lipton’s and the likes (don’t have the pictures though) so no bias here. It’s all about trying you know so in future I might land on a tea that will blow my mind so be sure to see that one too ๐Ÿ˜‰

You know the way black tea is called, strong tea or sturungi or mukaru depending on where you are from? Well I like mine strong but sometimes when I am running late even a mild tea would push me to where I need to be.

Here are some of the images I’ve taken overtime and a video with my currently favorite hot mug!

I like my tea sweet and fruitful… Lol, so I add honey to taste. How do you like yours?
Fun fact, you could take this tea as is with no sweetener as it is already sweet! How cool is that!

So guys, there you have it. I loooove tea that much. If you know any that I should try let me know in the comment section below โ™ฅ

Goals be like. Image via (@greatist)


PS: After much consideration I have decided to be blogging on Thursdays so be on the look out for my blogs. Also catch up with me on my vlogs here. Please subscribe and comment with what you like about the videos. I will appreciate it.

Peace, Love and Light to each of you.