Monday, December 15, 2014

CLICK the LINK and VOTE for ME

I will say it doesn't have to be the best one, but the one with the most votes!  Could you try to help me win by voting for me? 

http://bit.ly/1Bz3fCZ

Click the link and then click the orange VOTE button.  you can go back every day till the 21st.  Its for $1000 and some scentsy products to share!!! #scentsyelfies

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I NEED YOUR HELP! #scentsyelfies

I NEED YOUR HELP! #scentsyelfies
SCENTSY SPIRIT!!!!! go vote at this link http://bit.ly/1Bz3fCZ
THERE WILL BE 10 WINNERS!!!! YOU CAN VOTE EVERY 24 HOURS!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Twas the night or month before Christmas!

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'Twas the month of Christmas and on every single day, 

I thought of the things that might brighten your way.
And then it just hit me, like a sleigh hits a roof,
that with your own thoughts, you could be your own proof. 

So choose them with care, and lots of emotion,
because it's what you are feeling that sets them in motion.
And when the clock strikes 12, on a particular eve,
you might not believe all that's under your tree.

Your Thoughts Become Things!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Pay it Forward Challenge... you up for it?

I have a challenge for everyone. It's really simple to do. 

First I need you to think back when you where a child. Remember that feeling when you found a coin on the ground? Remember that spark of joy? Now think about one time when you where an adult and where feeling down in your luck. If you looked down and there was a shiny new penny on the ground, wouldn't that have given you even just a tiny bit of hope?

Now here is the challenge.

Each time you go out shopping, to the movies, to the park, etc... Bring a small handful of change with you. Drop a coin here and there where others can find them. Or better yet, find a toy or small item that will most likely be a present. Slide a few dollars inside it and put it back on the shelf. Or stick a quarter in a bubble gum machine but don't turn the handle. I'm sure you are getting the idea.

Who is up for the challenge? Let's help the law of attraction a tiny bit and send these coins out into the universe where they just might bring a moment of joy to another human being.




#payitforward #bringjoy #givelove #loa
http://edieanne.com

Monday, November 17, 2014

Shopping online this holiday?

Shopping online this holiday?  This is how I save some money each year and earn money back on my purchases!!! I love it!!!  Plus I line it up with free shipping and it's a win win!!! 

Click Here to Earn Money Back!

These are just some of the participating stores!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Cheese Pine Cones

Cheese Pine Cones

  • 8oz cream cheese
  • Tub Velata cheese (your choice*)
  • 1-2 tbsp Velata smoked paprika rub, to taste
  • 2 -2 1/2 c shredded cheese.
  • Mix together. Roll into semi ball.
  • Top and decorate with almonds in the shape of a pinecone. 
    Chill & Enjoy!

*Tub of Velata Cheese can be purchased at http://edieanne.velata.us

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Christmas Cones! Recipe

Want a fun yummy to make with your kids or for your holiday party?

Use Sugar Cones (chocolate or vanilla cones)
Roll in Velata Vanilla Meltables
Roll in your candy of choice. ie, m&ms, coconut, sprinkles, macroons, colored sugar crystals
Place upside down on a plate or cake to display and eat later!!!
#velata #nomnom #chocolate #vanilla #thebnsnet #holidaycheer #goodies #treats #snacks #icrecreamcones
http://edieanne.velata.us (always choose a party when ordering online)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Is it Confidence or Arrogance?


askmen.com... be a better man

Now since I am a women I felt this article could have baring on our human kind as well.  There have been times when I have been called arrogant....  am I....  I personally know that what I do in my life has come with great struggle and accomplishment.   I would have to say that there is a very thin line between arrogance and confidence. Some people that have called someone arrogant in ignorance, possibly have a hard time finding their own confidence. Now I am not saying that there aren't arrogant people out there... but with alot of reflection I can say with confidence that I am not one of them. Here is the information they gathered and refer to in the article linked above. What is your take?



Be Confident, Not Arrogant


How To Project Confidence Without Being A Jerk

There's an infinitesimally thin line between confidence and arrogance. Nobody enjoys being in the company of an arrogant person. Even arrogant people will admit they dislike pomposity — in others anyway.
The problem is that most people have difficulty differentiating between the two. You need to exude confidence, not cockiness. So what defines a confident person? What does arrogance consist of? And most importantly, how can you be one without falling in the other's trap?

calling a duck a duck

Before you can change your ways and see the light, you need to recognize what confidence and arrogance are. Unfortunately, our society encourages shrewd business deals and below-the-belt punches, which aren't the niche of alter boys. Confidence alone can and should get the job done, but it's often easy to fall prey to pomposity. Learn the difference.
Arrogant PeopleConfident People
View themselves as superiorBelieve in themselves and in their talents
Always know what's better for othersAre open about their objectives and potential
Are incisive in their transactions with othersAre gifted competitors
Never admit their mistakesAren't afraid to recognize their missteps
Revel in the blunders of othersHelp others correct their slip-ups

Confidence is a personal trait. A self-assured person doesn't care what others think about him. The arrogant dude, however, will be very conscious of how the world treats him. It is what fuels his smugness. He is the center of his world, which can often be a symptom of a buried feeling of inferiority. The only way he can value himself is by putting down those who surround him. The confident gentleman is therefore a sea of tranquility next to the antagonistic narcissist.
Here's the perfect balance you need...

perfect balance

There are certain guidelines to follow in order to achieve total confidence without radiating an iota of arrogance. These should be followed constantly, both at work and play.
Care about your appearance
Most people significantly care about how others view them. Although it was stated above that this was a trait of arrogant fools, there's a certain minimum you have to contend with. Dress for the occasion. A well-tailored suit in a power meeting can do wonders for your confidence. Look the part but don't be a bragging pest about it.
Smile sincerely
Don't simply flash a "look-at-me, I-make-more-money-than-you-losers," grin; show an earnest smile. Co-workers will regard you as someone who is joyful and pleasant, a person with whom they'd like to be involved with.
Show interests in others
Take a moment to ask colleagues about their weekend. The goal is to show them you don't feel superior in any way. It will make them feel important and demonstrate that you care about them. But don't do it as a mere excuse to bless them with your own stories.
Stay up-to-date
Stay on top of the events that are shaping the world. A large part of appearing confident is never hesitating. When a subject comes up, you need to be ready to jump in. It helps to have a multitude of interests and hobbies. At the same time, if you don't know what people are talking about, steer clear of the conversation.
Have an opinion
Similarly, make sure you have an opinion on key issues. Confident people aren't easily swept by peer pressure. If your belief isn't the most popular, have the courage of your convictions and stand your ground. Changing your mind at every occasion isn't the mark of a poised guy. Should you fall victim to it, you'll be branded an amateur. It can also come back to haunt you. Imagine two co-workers with whom you've shared two different opinions on the same topic. If they discover you're a shape-shifter, you'll be considered nothing short of opportunistic.
Expand your horizons
It may be important to build yourself a life outside of the office. With a well-rounded life, you'll feel much more confident and a lot more inclined to be assertive. Join a bowling league or the Optimists Club, anything that can garner some social interaction.
Be smooth with others
There are ways to deal with others to avoid being arrogant. For example, you might not agree with something your boss utters during a meeting. You may need to correct him, but do it without appearing brash. Don't make a point to mock him for his mistake, rather make it clear that you don't agree with him. Remark that you've made the same error before but have since come across new information that forced you to reevaluate your position. It's all in the way you present the situation.
Basically, what matters is that you can appear to be confident. Coolness is a virtual magnet for money, power and women. Everyone wants to hang around people who feel secure and positive. But if you can really be confident then the world will open itself up for you. Not only will you climb the proverbial corporate ladder faster, your relationship skills will be your greatest asset.

This is an article copied from http://www.askmen.com/money/successful_60/67_success.html

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bacon Cheddar Broccoli and Turkey Rolls

Bacon Cheddar Broccoli and Turkey Rolls
Ingredients:
6 large frozen dinner roll dough balls
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 container Velata Bacon Cheddar Cheese Fondue (http://edieanne.velata.us)
1/2 cup frozen chopped broccoli,
rinsed in warm water and drained
2 green onions, finely diced
1/4 pound turkey, thinly sliced and
roughly chopped
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· Thaw dough balls and let rise at room temperature for 3-4 hours.
· Heat the oven to 375 F.
· In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and Bacon Cheddar Cheese Fondue.
· Press down the center of each roll, creating a well.
· Combine broccoli and green onions.
· Evenly divide the cheese mixture, broccoli mixture, and turkey between
each roll. Tip: When filling the rolls, add the cheese first so it will be at the
top of the roll while it bakes and can melt down over the broccoli and
turkey.
· Stretch the dough around the filling and pinch together until sealed shut.
Reshape the roll, if necessary, and put on a baking sheet. Use a knife to
make a small slit in the top.
· Bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack. Let cool for 5 minutes. Serve.
‪#‎velata‬‪#‎thebnsnet‬ ‪#‎beautynscents‬ ‪#‎edieanne‬ ‪#‎turkeyroll‬ ‪#‎brocolli‬‪#‎cheese‬ ‪#‎velatacheese‬ ‪#‎cheddar‬ ‪#‎rolls‬
http://edieanne.velata.us

Monday, October 13, 2014

Your profile picture is really important. Find out Why!

First lets go over what your profile picture should be set up like according to Facebook.

Facebook offers these instructions for creating your profile pic: Page profile pictures are square and display at 160×160 pixels on your Page. The photo you upload must be at least 180×180 pixels. We recommend uploading a square image. Rectangular images will be cropped to fit a square. Your Page’s profile picture will also display next to your Page’s name around Facebook to represent your Page.

So basically, Facebook’s image dimensions say your profile picture should be: square, at least 180 pixels wide & 180 pixels tall, not a rectangle (or it will get cropped)

Ok so let's talk about what kind of picture you should use. In the world of Social Media, with emphasis on social, we forget that our first view from another profile is our very own profile picture.
I think your Facebook profile picture is more important than your cover photo because it’s the image that represents your page throughout Facebook — to your current & potential followers.
Your profile pic appears in:
  1. the News feed of your followers
  2. Posts on your page’s Timeline
  3. Replies in comments
  4. Comments & posts you make on other pages while using your page
  5. the Cover photo on your Timeline
The most important of these is #1, of course — the news feed of your followers.  And while you may think it’s cute to have a pic that’s funny or witty — most companies just can’t pull this off without looking a little ridiculous.  More importantly it's the 3 second rule.  If someone is looking for a potential business to do business with, then that profile picture could make or break the deal.  I will state that if you have a business fan page then this is something you should strongly consider during the creation of your page.  In a business such as mine, it's all about branding myself therefore a profile picture of me is most important.  Granted this is something that is not recommended for children, as an entrepreneur, branding yourself is most important.
In conclusion, use a picture of yourself not your cat or favorite fictional character.  Be authentic and real!  

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Empowered Women of Social Media Pre-Launch

Empowered Women of Social Media Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/15014... http://facebook.com/thebnsnet http://empoweredwomenofsocialmedia.com

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Empowered Women of Social Media - Book Launch Video

Book Launch October 5th- Empowered Women of Social Media This is a story about 44 women from all over the world! I am the Co-author in this amazing one-of-a-kind book, along with 43 women representing 3 continents, 6 countries and 23 states in the US. We are seeking your promise to purchase your Kindle book on October 5th for .99. Help us become an International Best Seller within hours of launch! Share this on your pages and in your social media. Type "I'm In"! http://www.empoweredwomenofsocialmedia.com/

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Empowered Women of Social Media

Empowered Women of Social Media

44 Women found their Voices using the Power of Social Networking


Well it's getting closer and we are super excited about the release of our book Empowered Women of Social Media. I know you will love it because it's complied of stories from strong powerful women who have overcome some mighty obstacles to be successful using Social Media. Each story brings to life an aspect of their lives that shows tenacity, authenticity and overall courage! Join us on Oct 5th for our Kindle Release. We are looking for commitments to download the $0.99 version. It will be available at that price for only a few hours that day!! We want you to get it and download it THEN!!! On Amazon we have the opportunity to write a review as well and I am asking each of you to do this. Give us your thoughts on what the vision of this book is for YOU!! I am honored to be part of this and I am blessed that you want to read it!! I will continue to post reminders so it's ok I won't let you forget. Can you see how excited I am about this! I am very excited to be a part of this amazing glorious journey with these incredible women!!


Empowered Women from around the world have joined our mission… When women come together a great energy is present. During the compilation of this book, women from 20 different countries and from all walks of life joined our movement and mission. 43 women plus author/compiler Carla Wynn Hall, have written their stories to be included in this historical masterpiece that focuses on two hot topics of today: Social Media & Women’s Empowerment. We would like your support for our Kindle Launch on October 5th! Please take a moment and sign up for our mailing list to be notified of upcoming local events. Also if you will include your city and state, you will be notified of local book signings and opportunities to meet our Co-Authors.  I would love for you to go to the website, read my author bio and sign up for our list. http://www.empoweredwomenofsocialmedia.com/edieanne/

Here are some comments from some or the authors!

Commit to buying and leaving a review!  Thank you for your support!!!

http://www.amazon.com/Empowered-Women-Social-Media-Networking/dp/1502586681/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=httpedieancom-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=GKB2S4MJSOGQ2P6Q&creativeASIN=1502586681

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

No such thing as Saturation

In response to a long private message about not wanting to join because she is being told that Scentsy is Saturated!! Scentsy is NOT saturated. I am here to tell you that in direct sales, unless you are servicing 100% of the people in your town, state, country, then there is room for growth. If everyone in your neighborhood already uses your product, then go to another neighborhood. If everyone in your city is using your product, then go to people in your state. But because Scentsy is a very new product (10 years in the USA and only 5 years in Canada), the market has a ton of potential for growth before it reaches anywhere near the saturation point. As an example, say there are well over 40 Scentsy consultants in a town of 10,000. Each of these consultants, are working their business in a way that is productive for them. Some are active, some only buy for themselves and family, others are working it like a full time job. I can promise you that all 10,000 people in that community are not aware or even using the Scentsy or Velata...Yet! There are people out there who would buy from you, because you are you! Only you can provide that excellent customer service. That is what makes you so special! That is why, if you are interested in selling Scentsy.... You should! The benefit of people knowing what Scentsy is, is that they want it. We do not have enough consultants to provide for the demand of customers that are out there. I run into people EVERY DAY that when asked if they have a consultant say to me.... no I NEED one, I don't know what happened to mine or mine quit or even better yet, What is Scentsy? If you allow yourself to have a mindset that you can't do the business or that everyone else is doing it for you.... then you will not get past that. But if you have a mindset that you can get around any obstacle (like I did) then you WILL succeed!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjNf6GEadYM

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Meeting a Millionaire of Change

I have met and made friends with millionaires and also people strapped by the demands of everyday living. I have eaten with and shared conversations with some amazingly brilliant, loving and talented people. I have traveled to places I never dreamed of going and I have been able to help support my family right from the comforts of my own home. I can take walks in the sunshine during the day, I help others achieve their own dreams and watch them flourish ... yes it truly has been a catalyst for some amazing and incredible changes and living!! My Universe consists of love, gratefulness, abundance, sharing, achievement and yes, Scentsy!
xoxoxo #thebnsenet   #scentsyopportunity   #velata  #edieanne  

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

We're having a Google hangout come join us - J.O.I.N LIVE

We're having a Google hangout come join us - J.O.I.N LIVE
Come Join us!!! Tomorrow night at 8pm EST Watch the video for more details