One of the things I LOOOOVE about China is the food. I love food in general, but Chinese food (authentic Chinese food) is my absolute favorite! So when I was back in China, one of the things I was excited about, was eating!!! So here is some of my food pictures!!! Yum!
Peace Love and Chinese Food
Hello everyone! Welcome back to another segment of "Support Small Businesses"! As you all know, I think that supporting small businesses is one of the most important things you can do. When supporting small businesses, you are using your money to make a difference! Make a difference in a person's small business makes a difference in their life! Instead of throwing your hard-earned money at huge corporate businesses like WalMart, use your money to make a difference! Support local, and small businesses!
Rebel Hair Wear is a wonderful hair accessory business that I happened to stumble upon on instragram, when I spotted pictures of their beautiful hair accessories! Edith hand-makes all her hair accessories, so each one is hand made with love, and totally unique! Check it out!
Meet Edith, the founder, owner and operator of Rebel Hair Wear. Instead of me telling you about her, I'm just going to let her introduce herself;
"Well first off, my name is Edith. I am a hairstylist with a passion for hair and anything hair related. I started making hair accessories as a hobby, eventually I made so many my friends started encouraging me to sell them. To be quite honest, I wasn't too confident in my designs in the beginning, so I continued to make them as a hobby, and after about a year and some major improvement, I went to make my hobby into a business.
My designs are all over the place! I've got some rockabilly, some more glamorous designs, some dark/goth style stuff, or even some bohemian/hippie styles. I like all kinds of different things, I do not conform to a certain style because that's not me! I like all kinds of stuff and I want to share that with open-minded people!
One of the hardest things was coming up with a name, I wanted it to be something different and catchy, but also something with purpose. Rebel Hair Wear represents more than just hair accessories and hair obession, but the term "rebel" refers to the rebels of conformity. It's an encouragement to be who you are and wear what you like because you want to, not because anyone tells you to. It's not just about fashion, but a mindset.
I believe in equality and fairness in any relationship. I encourage women not to conform to the laws of society, this is not the 1950's mijita! I love the style, but not the lifestyle! I used to say "I think I was born in the wrong era", but I am not a girl that's gonna let a man tell me what to do. No sir! We are just as valuable, if not more (you wouldn't be here if it weren't for a woman). Don't ever feel inferior and do NOT let a man treat you any less. People will treat you the way you LET them treat you (that goes for men and women alike).
It's the same with your style. Don't let anyone push you around just because you have pink hair or like a certain style or music. So you're different? That's not a bad thing, in fact I think it's a compliment!
Your style does not define who you are, I'm sorry to break it to you, but there is more to people than that. Keep in mind just because everyone is doing it, doesn't mean YOU have to and if you're the "weirdo" doing it different or "wrong", who cares?!! If you're comfortable that way, then do it!
Think for yourself. My biggest message to people is that. People may not like you, but people may still not like you if you pretend to be someone you're not and in that case it's worse because now they hate you and you put on a show for nothing. So just be you, do what you like, and like I always say do what you want.
"To those who can agree, rebel against conformity!"
REBEL HAIR WEAR
Wonderful! I couldn't have said it better myself. Here is some examples of her work.
Peace Love and Rebel Hair Wear
Can you believe we're on our 5th Money Management Monday already?!! Hope you've been enjoying and applying all the tips so far!
In case you don't remember, or you're new here, here's the previous 4 tips:
1. Don't own a smart phone.
2. Don't have a car payment.
3. Don't smoke cigarettes.
4. Don't play the lottery.
Do you ever dream about winning the lottery? Of course you do! Who among us hasn't indulged in fantasizing about what they would do with a million dollars (I have, and I don't even play the lottery)?!!
Having fun and dreaming about that is all good and fun, but why plan for imaginary money that you will never have, when you have REAL money, coming to you every month?!!
I know that a million dollars sounds completely unreal and magical, but have you ever stopped to think, that you can MAKE a million dollars? Whaaaaaat?!! Well, if you make 30,000 a year, from the age 20-60, that you will have made $1,200,000? That's right, over one million dollars!!! Now, I know that isn't nearly as glamorous and exciting as making it all at once, because we spend nearly all of it and hardly save any of it! Well, with my help, you will be able to save, invest, and keep SO much more of that money, and 1 million dollars won't seem so far off!
Money Saving Secret #5. Purchase a Financial Coaching E-Course.
For the past couple weeks, I have been writing a series on how to better manage and wisely spend your money (known as Money Management Mondays). I hope that you have enjoyed and learned some helpful things from it!
Today is Money Management Monday, and so I want to take this time to tell you about my financial e-course I have created. If you've been reading MMM, you have probably seen my little plug-in at the bottom of the page for this course, but today I wanted to dive in a little deeper, and tell you more about it. All my other money saving tips are very well and good, but if you don't purchase this e-course, you will be missing out!
What I have done, is created a course, for the person who is wanting to get even deeper into managing, saving, and budgeting money! The person who is reading all these tips that I have been handing out, and starting to implement them into their daily life, but is thinking, "I want more! I not only want to be wise about my spending habits, I want to learn about saving, budgeting, and have a GREAT life, free from financial stress!"
I decided to sell this course, because I have put a LOT of my time, effort, and heart into it! This is something I feel REALLY passionate about, and I wanted to offer something so that people can go deeper into experiencing my passion, and talent at it! I am selling it for only $4.99! When you purchase it and use it correctly, you will make your money back instantly! And over time, it will allow you to save for things you've only dreamed of owning!
Here is what this E-Course include:
-How to Fund your Dream Life!
-How to Make an Emergency Fund
-How to Make your very own Budget
-How to be able to save enough money for anything
-A complete list of all my money managing secrets; the ones I've already shared, and the
ones I haven't even shared yet! There are 13 great tips so far!
-My #1 secret for saving money, that I will not be sharing on here
* 5 Ways to make more money! Two of these involve barely doing anything! This tip alone,
will pay for the e-course twice over!!!
All of this and more for only $9.99!
Jess' Money Saving Program is more helpful than you would think. I was the kind of person that will save little to no money. If I do have money saved, the first cool thing I see that I want, I will go out and buy it with that money. Leaving me with nothing. I always waited till the last minute to pay my bills, which usually ended up making them all late. I was always stressed out and I hated it! I'm not going to lie, it's a little hard at first to just toss your money aside, knowing you have it and not touch it. But after that first initial month and you see how easy it was and knowing your bills are payed ontime... You just feel so much better about yourself. I personally still do this and plan to keep on doing this. So I live smart now, so that one day hopefully my kids don't have to struggle and they can do good too. This program/ system that Jess has guided and helped me through not only got me into the habit of saving money, but doing it over a month long period so that I was able to have all my bills payed ON TIME!! I was so used to not having any money, that when I set it aside, I didn't think about spending it. "Out of sight, out of mind" as they always say. I am now on my second month of this system, and I feel so much beter knowing I have money saved for bills, fun, a car soon, and money for food and gas. It may not seem like a lot of money at first that you are putting aside, but just like anything else,the little things are what add up the quickest!!! This plan works, and I am so glad that I had Jess to help me and give me a little peace in my mind from those very things that I know stress out everyone else too.
~Nick~ (Age 24, Ohio)
Here is what this system can do...I'm the proof! I've been following this very system for the past couple years, and this is what I've accomplished doing it! This is what is possible for you too, if you purchase the Private Financial Coaching and E-Course!!!
-In 2010, I bought a car for $2,000. In cash
-I have a Roth IRA that I'm saving for retirement in. I have almost $1,000 in it so far.
-In 2011 I bought a brand new laptop in cash.
-February 2013, me and my mom took my sister on a 3 day, 4 night cruise to the Bahamas
for her Graduation Present. I paid for my ticket, and all my expenses, plus half of all my
sister's expenses, and half her ticket! I did not use a credit card (I don't even own one). I
had all the money in my checking account!
-We drove my car to Florida (where the cruise left from), and on the way home, my engine
blew up (oil leak).When we got back home, I had $300 dollars saved in my emergency
fund, that I used to buy a new (used) motor.
-The beginning of March 2013 (just one month after the cruise), I bought a round trip plane
ticket to China (for $1,400). And once again, did not use a credit card, and didn't borrow
money from anyone. I saved the $1,400, plus over $200 for my Visa, visa pictures, and
almost $400 for hotels, trains, food and shopping when I was there!
-About a month after returning from China, me and some friends went to Kentucky for the
annual Abbey Road on the River Beatles Festival. I paid for my tickets for two days, gas
money, hotel room, and spending money!
-After all of that, I still had over $1,000 in my Savings Account (and I didn't work for two
months [from April to June]!)
-I did all of this while working 2-3 days a week, 4-6 hours a day, as a waitress!!!!!!!
Does that sound like something that is possible? It IS possible! You just need to learn how to manage your money! And with my help, you WILL know how to manage your money, and save up for the things you want!
Right now, using this system:
-I am getting all my bills paid on-time every month
-Putting money aside for retirement
-Saving for my dream wedding
-Saving money for a Europe trip
"Jess's Financial help is the bees's knees" -Cody Volke
(This is from my little brother. He was actually the first
person I made a budget for. He makes about $400 every Friday, and before my budget, by the end of the weekend, he would be almost completely out of money! He didn't have any money in savings, and was constantly borrowing money from people.He has only been following his budget for one month now, and already, he has paid off $20 in debt, put $10 in his retirement fund, has paid all his bills on time, and even has $140 in his Savings Account!)
Does this all sound too good to be true? Well IT'S NOT! Me (and plenty of others) are the proof!
Do you dream of a better life? A life where you're not stressed out about money? A life where you can buy nice things without going into debt or feeling guilty about spending? A life where you can save for your future, and your family's future? It IS possible! Take the plunge. It's only $4.99. And it has the possibility (if you put the effort in) to change your entire life!!! Only $4.99 to make your life, and the life of your family, more stable, full of joy, and stress-free! I have put my whole heart into this course, and believe fully in it! Please take this step! You will not regret it, and will be SO happy you did! Take the step to change your future TODAY!
Peace Love and Your Financial E-Course!
I've traveled all over the world, but Ohio is where I call home. I'm a lifestyle & travel blogger, and author. I love setting goals, reading, and snuggling up with my fur babies. I can usually be found at my local thrift store, or in the hammock in my backyard.
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