The data below covers two blogs, this one and my Wigmaking Blog. My Wigmaking blog serves as my business blog because it's tied to my LLC and also my online store Lace Wig Straps. Both blogs, however, I use for affiliate marketing which I've just started actively doing last year. I've decided to only report the affiliate income that I've actually received a payment from... most affiliate companies have a threshold that you have to meet before they will send payment.
March 9, 2017
March 8, 2017
Covey Franklin Planner users in the house? I have been a Covey Franklin Planner girl for about 20 years. Over the years I've had about 5 different binders ranging from the largest to the smallest. Since I've been retired I've settled for the Pocket size. I absolutely love the pocket size because it can fit into any purse that I decide to carry. I sometimes just leave my house with my key chain that has a small zip pouch that I can stuff my license and debit card into if need be.... but I really like carrying purses because I love having all my 'stuff' with me.
March 5, 2017
As you can see in the photos below I use three lights which is the standard for tabletop photography. On top my table i'm using a flexible desk lamp. The other two lights are on adjustable light stands with light sockets attached. I made a one time investment and purchased the Impact Studio Lighting System. I do not use the reflectors as shown on the website because I don't feel they are necessary for small area photography, however they are good to have just in case you are making videos.
February 26, 2017
January 16, 2017
My family and I spent 4 days over the MLK holiday weekend at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort. It's one of our local ski resorts that's about a 6 hour drive for us. It's also a big weekend for skiers because it's a 3-day weekend and the kids are out of school. I always book our condo over the Christmas holiday because there's always a huge selection available at the base of the mountains close to the village where there's ski-in/ski-out and walking distance to the lifts.
January 2, 2017
December 28, 2016
September 21, 2016
September 14, 2016
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When it comes to earning money on YouTube, the figures fall all over the map. There's little we can do but hope that all of our hard work and efforts yield some sort of profit from month to month. Yes, we all feel YT is a hobby and something to pass the time, but when you're retired like me, you look forward to seeing that monthly deposit from Google in your bank account each month.
August 30, 2016
June 21, 2016
The Present - My hysterectomy is scheduled for June 23rd and I'm currently 56yrs old. It all started about 3 month ago when I felt some pain on and off on my right side. I was about 2 month out from my annual GYN appointment so I decided to just wait until then because the pain wasn't that bad. To be completely honest, I was in the gym exercising everyday and my life was pretty normal. During my exam, the doctor felt something on my right side and decided to schedule an ultrasound. About 3 days later I got the call with my results, the ultrasound showed a very large mass covering my right ovary.
June 20, 2016
I recently decided to replace everything in my makeup/office with mahogany furniture so that everything looks more formal. Initially on each side of my makeup table were two silver Helmer's that I purchased awhile back from Ikea, but due to my huge (not massive) makeup collection, I definitely needed more storage. There wasn't many options for mahogany storage but I came across these beautiful Stanton storage cabinets online that came in multiple colors.... black, white, cherry, antique grey and chestnut.
May 13, 2016
Now you can see all of my favorite athleisure wear and workout equipment all in one place. I've created a new Pinterest Board called Athleisure Wear & Workout Equipment where I'll be pinning all of my favorite items that I purchased from Amazon with direct links to where you can find them. People always ask me where I got certain items and now I can just direct them to this board.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 9:58 PM Labels: #fitnessover50, Exercise, exercise equipment, Fitness Over 50, Fitness Wear, Free Weights, Lifestyle, Pinterest, Weight Loss, Weight-lifting
May 8, 2016
April 15, 2016
My life is all about me.... sure i'm a mother... a wife... and a grandmom but I realized that i'm also the rock and foundation of my family..... I organize, coordinate, plan and communicate with everyone about all the decisions going on in their lives. So of course I have to keep me together because if I don't.... who will they call! I love going to the gym... I mean I love it. I go everyday from 1pm to 3:30pm and I love wearing cute exercise clothes. Now you already know I love makeup so I don't even have to mention that because I apply eye makeup whether I leave the house or not. It's a habit, I put on my contacts and do my eyebrows then do my eyes.... individual eyelashes and all. But as far as what I wear to the gym... it has to be cute and tight because I hate baggy fitting active wear. My boobs are my assets so I show them religiously.... bra tops, tight tanks and leggings is my thing. The younger girls wear cheeky shorts and bra tops showing their abs and cheeks and I love that they're young and comfortable enough to walk around showing their goods.... more power to them.... but all they see from me is a little top boob..... more appropriate for this over 50 gal! Goddesslily on Instagram
January 4, 2016
I can't believe that my Wig Support Strap Patent published on Nov 2013 is 2yrs old and that I am selling a product in the American marketplace. Fast forward to 2015, I have learned a lot about marketing and selling products. I started out selling on Etsy, then I moved to Amazon which I'm currently selling on and just recently opened my online store on Shopify. Between Amazon and Shopify, I am doing pretty good but there's always room for improvement. I have set some pretty amazing goals for my product this year which includes advertising and networking for more exposure.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:32 PM Labels: #wigweaves, Amazon, Dastmalchi, Etsy, Fullscreen, Google Adsense, Lace Wig Straps, Legalzoom, Lifestyle, Over 50, Patent, SheKnows Media, Shopify, Wigmaking
December 29, 2015
November 14, 2015
I can't believe that I've only posted once in the last week here on my Beauty Blog.... honestly, I'm not neglecting her it's just that I haven't taken the time to do any photography of the huge stash of makeup that I need to review. So.... this week I've been weight lighting very hard and have finally started to see results around my tummy and a few other areas as well. I made and uploaded two videos, one which I demo'd using the NuFace Skin Toning Device and another one on the Salonlabs Indian hair that I recently tinted lighter. There's couple of photos showing my makeup of the day which I always post on social media along with a detailed description of everything i'm wearing in the photos. I hope that you're following me on IG... I always follow back as well.
October 24, 2015
I'm 4 days away from my 6mo surgery date which was April 28th so technically i'm 6mos post-op. My eyes have settled really well and i'm very pleased with everything. I still have a noticeable scar on my right eyelid that bothers me every time I apply makeup. It just reminds me that this wasn't a perfect surgery. But as far as my eyes being symmetrical and even, i'll say that they're pretty much on point.... at least I have no complaints. I'll always have a smaller right eye due to a childhood injury (yes I was hit in the eye with a hard ball), but my eyes are even as far as length and width.
September 11, 2015
I spent the greater part of my adult life as a Flight Attendant for Northwest Airlines. Some of you probably remember NWA, which was later bought out by Delta Airlines. My flight attendant career spanned almost 20yrs until I retired in 2008.
As I look back over my career, traveling around the world, site seeing and meeting so many wonderful people, I can't help but realize how blessed I was. I've been in numerous emergencies throughout my career but none as devastating as the 9/11 tragedy... so for this reason I feel blessed.