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About Lohnnie Cakes

I am a single mother of a beautiful boy. My mission is to share what is on my heart to share with the world. I know that not everyone will understand or want to read what I have to say but sometimes you have to get some things out into the universe. http://about.me/lohnniecakes

Awake…

Tonight has not been one of the best nights. I feel like I have so many decisions to make and no direction but that’s for another post at another time. Right now, my body and my health is my concern.

In all honesty, I find it a struggle to get out of the bed every morning. I wake up and lay in bed hoping that I can fall back to sleep but rarely does it happen. My body aches and it feels like every muscle in my body is moving or cramping. My mind is racing…thinking about all of the things that need to be done. My body has other plans. I lay there for an hour….drifting in and out. By the time I get up, I have forgotten about all the things that need to be done. Brain fog. I wonder around the house for 30 mins and then I start trying to get my mind right.

What needs to be done? Is my son okay? Did I feed Tyler? Sheba? What medicine do I need to take? Did I take my meds yesterday? Where is my pain medicine? Why am I hurting right there? Where did that bruise come from? Why can’t I remember?

I suffer from an ailment named Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. People who don’t know or don’t understand have a hard time believing but this thing is a life-changer! At age 15, finding out that this was my fate was an eye opener. Growing up I always looked different because of my eyes, hair texture and overall look. Lupus was one more way for me to different from everyone but I just wanted to fit in….be normal. But that wasn’t in the cards for me. My ninth grade year in high school was a disaster. I was sick just about all year but once I made it out….I learned how to control my stress.

Through the years, God has blessed me with my son-what a blessing! He has blessed me with life, breath and my health. Until a couple of years ago, I virtually had no health problems except for the occasional flare from stress but I conquered even that! Mastered my stress levels and lived life!

I have come to the conclusion that I want to share my story. I want to share my neighbors story who suffer from this ailment as well. I want to be a part of gaining awareness for this ailment that affects so many but understood by very few. I believe that this is a part of my purpose. I believe that by sharing my story, I will save someone’s life. Maybe even make people pay attention! We need a cure!

I would like to aid in gaining more awareness, maybe assist in adding a South Carolina chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America, write a book and just do whatever I can to further my cause. I can always use help, guidance and mentorship because I am always striving for growth. If you would like to help in any way, please leave a comment or email me at lohnniecakes@live.com.

Lohnnie Cakes


Just checking in……

Good morning!!!!

Today is definitely a blessed day! I wanted to just check in and discuss some things. The past couple of weeks have been a little turbulent but I’m a stronger person for it. Today is actually the first day this week that I haven’t been super busy so I decided to share.

Aside from my research for Purple Ribbonz, my Mother has been dealing with some things, I have been a little under the weather and then I have been helping my neighbor because she had surgery. So I have been very, very busy and still trying to submerge myself into other things. But aside from being tired (for reasons related to my Lupus), I looooooove keeping busy. It keeps my mind off of things unpleasant.

Okay so Purple Ribbonz is my brainchild! I am still researching and putting everything together. I hope to one day be able to help woman (and maybe men) that are affected by Lupus or any other ailment that makes them lose their hair. Personally, Lupus and the medication thinned my hair and sometimes makes me feel like I’m losing a lot of hair but its never been huge patches. For that, I am grateful  As a woman, sometimes your hair means more than it should but its something that I can’t help. So watch out for PURPLE RIBBONZ!!!!

As I said before, I have been a little under the weather. Low grade fever. Aching muscles. Tired all of the time. I have been to my general doctor numerous times and she has not been able to find anything wrong so it has just come down to me visiting a Rhematologist and them telling me what I already know. My Lupus is flaring. Either way, I am determined to stay awake and handle my business. I almost have to…..no one else will handle it for me.

Thank you so much to reading my ramblings. I know I talked about a few things today but I know that everything will come together in the end. Its in our destiny to be successful…..we just have to walk into it.

Be blessed….

Ms. Cakes


Hello again!! New endeavors are on the horizon!

OMG….I really need to be ashamed of myself. I have not posted anything for almost a year but I have been so busy! I have taken up so many different projects and totally put my blog on the back burner but I’m back!! 

One of the projects that I have taken up is making my own wigs and becoming more familiar with weave and just hair in general. I have also been considering becoming a hair distributor as well as going to Cosmetology school but lets not jump too far ahead. I have been researching a lot and I am just super excited about this venture. 

I have also been thinking about making my own video to show how I make my wigs. So please make sure you watch out for that! The wigs that I have been making are pretty simple and I have only been using glue to secure the tracks; however, I am about to delve into making sew ins because they last longer and you don’t have to worry about the glue.

This Bob hair style is my current hair style and I just love the different ways that I can curl and manipulate this hair. The hair is from Sensationnel and it’s in their Bump collection. It’s 100% human hair and it has a great texture. I have had this style for about a week and I have had very little problems with shedding and I haven’t noticed any tangles. The hair was $19.99 and can be styled in different ways. I found this hair in Beautyline, which is a beauty supply store in Columbia, South Carolina. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find this hair at my local beauty supply store.
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The hair is about 8 inches and has a natural bump to it already. Even when you cut the hair it still has a little curl to it at the ends. In my next post, I will give a little more detail about how I installed the wefts, cut and styled. I cut the hair into a slight asymmetrical Bob and I believe that by doing this I added a little more versatility to the style. 

Normally, I am able to stick with a style for about 2 weeks before I become bored or just tired of something sitting on top of my head (lol). I tend to sweat a lot in my hair so learning how to perform a sew in would allow me to remove the wig whenever I feel like it. I have not tried just gluing the tracks using my mannequins head but I much would rather sew the wefts onto the wig cap than to glue them. Image

If you are a hair diva, you may want to stay tuned!! Also, watch out for my tutorial video to see how I installed this hair. I may also do a post in my blog to show the different steps.

Another project that I have been working on is something that is near and dear to my heart. If you have been following me somewhat, you may already know that I have Lupus. I have registered to be apart of a Walk to End Lupus fundraiser. On April 28, 2013, I will be participating a walk in Charlotte, North Carolina and I also so excited! Currently, we are only about 40% of our goal of $125,000 and we have ten days left. 

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If you would like to join me in the walk or even to donate, please click the banner and follow the directions to register or donate today. This is definitely a worthy cause! My team is called Purple Ribbonz. Hopefully, in the near future you will see this name everywhere and not just being associated with Lupus awareness. In the near future, I hope to have my business up and running. Visit my team page to find out more information. Click here to go to my team page.

Kisses!

Lohnnie Cakes


Originally posted on Diamonds Bloom:

chimere platt 3At bible study my spiritual mother, Prophetess Ida White, asked me “How do you get from where you are to where you want to be?” In the most carnal way, I answered with a list of things that I needed to do for self-improvement, but I failed to see the depth of that question. And just like that it was over and I thought no more about what it would take to get to where I wanted to be.

Years passed and the weight of the world began resting on my shoulders, I started to question God, “Why am I not getting to where I want to be?” My life has always been hard and defeat seems to have always been my attitude. I was done being a walking billboard that reads “You Are a Survivor. ” From parental abandonment, dropping out of high school at 15, to a sexual assault…

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Come and check me out!!

Hello!!!

I know…..I know! I have my moments of posting everyday or more than once a day and then I go weeks but its all due to me brainstorming.

I have opened up my new blog through HubPages so I definitely want you all to check that out. HubPages is a little different from WordPress. HubPages is all about you passing your knowledge on through tutorials or articles about whatever you would like to talk about. However, it’s more about me stating the facts with no sidebar comments. On WordPress you can talk about what your heart desires and make comments, jokes or whatever.

Right now I have only posted one blog thus far but will be posting another one (hopefully tonight). My first “hub” is about bartending. My second “hub” is about liquor. But most definitely, I would love for you to check it out and leave comments, if possible.

Also, please don’t forget about my friends web page and Facebook page for the Urban Coupon Diva. Please “Like” her page and email her to be added to her subscribers list. Do it for me…..**smile**.

Anyway, make sure you check out my HubPage and give me some feedback.

Things to remember:

Visit me at: http://lohnniecakes.hubpages.com/

Check out my friends Facebook page at: Urban Coupon Divas

Check out her website:

Http://urbancoupondiva.webs.com

Until next time!!

~Lohnnie Cakes


New beginnings!!!

OMG…..it’s been two months since I last made a post but I apologize….it’s not because I wasn’t thinking about you ;-).

I have been working on some new projects as well as helping my friend get off the ground with her project. I know that a lot of my readers quite possibly coupon and/or love deals. I mean…..who wants to pay full price for everything? Lol anyway, a friend of mine has started her website for the Urban Coupon Diva. Every once and a while I may post something for her to help promote.

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She has her website…..
Urbancoupondiva.webs.com
And her FaceBook page is for the Urban Coupon Diva as well! Please show her some love, like her page and sign up for the feed on her website.

I also have some plans in the works so please look out for me (Lohnnie Cakes) and Saphyre Bartending!!!

~Lohnnie Cakes


Quote of the Morning!!!

My quote for the morning comes from the author of one of my favorite books to read. It’s inspirational and gives you things to think about.

I know that it has some length to it but to truly appreciate what this quote has to offer, please read it in its entirety.

“Resolve to throw off the influences of any unfortunate environment, and to build your own life to order. Taking inventory of mental assets and liabilities, you may discover that your greatest weakness is lack of self-confidence.

Self-Confidence Formula (abridged)

“I fully realize that no wealth of position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me, because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealously, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude towards others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them, and in myself. I will sign my name to this formula, commit it to memory, and repeat it aloud once a day, with full faith that it will gradually influence my thoughts and actions so that I will become a self-reliant and successful person.”

- Napoleon Hill, from his best-selling and groundbreaking book “Think and Grow Rich“.

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Stay tuned!! I will talk about this quote in another post today.

~Lohnnie Cakes


Is Solavei an MLM?

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I know that this is a question that a lot of people ask because they don’t want to get caught in a web of lies. Trust me….I have been there. Sometimes its hard to differentiate between what’s real and what’s fake. 

No, Solavei is not an MLM; but it can be a direct sales business opportunity, or nothing more than a great price on cell phone service. Or it could even be something less than an official business opportunity.  Maybe you don’t want to jump in full hog and recruit folks; but you would feel comfortable telling a few of your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn about Solavei. Social Media posts could lead to your cell phone bill being paid.  Not a bad way to go in this ridiculous economy we are in! 

How Solavei is different from MLMs

With MLMs you do all these goofy things, like build two legs of business (left leg, right leg) and people over you put people under you etc…  Sometimes there are different buy-in levels etc…It can be very strange.  Plus one usually has to buy product every month you wouldn’t otherwise use.  AND pay a lot for it.  MLM products are ALWAYS priced way above market.  They need a lot of margin for all those commission payments.
 
With Solavei you build out a network and are paid for building out the network, not totally unlike the insurance model of compensation where there’s initial and residual compensation.   No one is put under you by people over you. There are no shared legs.  It’s very simple.  It’s the referral model!  Other BIG COMPANIES use the referral model to get business as well, and no one thinks they are MLM’S. 
 
Look at the below examples of how businesses pay for referrals as a marketing strategy:
 
If you refer a friend who subscribes DirectTV you get $10 a month for 10 months credited to your bill. Then it stops no matter how long your friend uses the service.
 
If you refer a friend you get up to $100 in credit to your service.
 
Refer a friend and earn points, no cash – POINTS!
 
Refer a friend and get a free night’s rental
 
Referral bonus at $125 a year. (uh thanks….)
 
The whole point of this is to help everyone understand that mainstream businesses pay for referrals.  That’s what Solavei’s doing.  Simple!
 
Solavei officially launches on 9/21/12; and we are seeking leaders to build a large pre-launch team and user base. Our leading Solavei Founder’s Team offers complete training and ongoing support that is always free! We also provide leads that will help you build your base very quickly. Contact us for more information and to get started today!
 
Lohnnie Cakes
aboutmybusiness@live.com

Home Based Business Statistics


With the state the economy, government, and society in general, MANY Americans are looking for a way out!  Working from home offers many Americans a way to truly live the “American Dream” OR to escape it!  
 
We all want more time with our families, a means to effectively support ourselves and our families, and an actual retirement income we can live on that social security will not provide!  Even with advanced degrees, most traditional jobs do not afford even the possibility of earning an unlimited income!  For these reasons, and many more, self-employment is extremely attractive.
 
Anyone who has owned a traditional, brick and mortar business can attest to the fact that the start up costs and overhead are EXTREMELY expensive.  Further, most businesses don’t see a profit for their owners for at least a year!  The costs can be so steep, in fact, that many Americans are excluded from realizing the dream of self-employment if they only have the traditional, brick and mortar business ownership option.
 
Enter the Home Based Business!  Many extremely valid, and potentially profitable, Home Based Businesses have a total start up cost of under $1000.00!  Additionally, unlike a brick and mortar business, Home Based Business owners often begin to see profits within their first week!  (Of course, this takes initiative and work on the part of the Home Based Business owner…DO NOT go into a Home Based Business thinking that there will be no work or upkeep involved!)
 
  • A New Home Based Business is started every 12 seconds
  • There are 38 million Home Based Businesses in the USA
  • 70% of the Home Based Business succeed within 3 years versus 30% of regular business
  • 44%  of Home Based Business are started for under $5,000
  • 70% of Americans would prefer to be self-employed
  • $427 billion per year is made by Home Based Business
Hiome Based Business Statistics USA
If you’d like more information on how to get started in a Home Based Business, contact our experienced team today!  We offer complete training, a simple duplication process, leads, and ongoing support to all of our team members.  Additionally, the Home Based Business products we endorse are for products you already need and use daily as a business owner (or, as a person who communicates with others)! Further, we only endorse businesses who are financially and ethically sound, have attractive compensation plans in which all affiliates can profit, and have global appeal.  Our experienced group of team leaders has years of experience in a variety of fields including direct sales, education, brick and mortar business ownership, college and career counseling, public speaking, marketing, and more!  
Contact us today!!
Lohnnie Green
aboutmybusiness@live.com

Solavei….Aren’t You Excited!!

As a single parent of one, I have been looking for an opportunity to stay at home more and spend time with my child. Scouring the internet I found just that opportunity! Solavei….

What is Solavei, you might ask. Solavei is a new startup that provides cell phone service (truly unlimited voice/data/text) for just $49 per month, which can be further reduced if you refer other users to Solavei. Solavei has partnered with T-Mobile to give us a competitive alternative and uses their nationwide 4G network. 

How does it work? Well, its simple! For every three people signed up via the social network referral system – a “trio” – customers will get $20 per month in affiliate income. Payment is first applied to the initial customer’s bill and any payments due the customer for his or her referrals over the amount of the monthly bill will be paid directly to the customer who made the referrals. By referring more than three trios, or nine subscribers, customers start earning income from Solavei.  This income is a monthly, passive income.

 

Solavei Key Points:

  • $49 unlimited voice/data/text
  • NO CONTRACT!
  • 40,000 nationwide towers
  • 4G Nationwide network
  • Potential to earn an income AND free phone service!
  • Solavei is currently offering three phones, but will allow you to bring your own phone from your current carrier provided it is an unlocked GSM phone.

Its that simple! For more information, email me at aboutmybusiness@live.com!!

 

~Lohnnie Cakes


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