Sizzling Pretty

Seeing Pink EverywhereThere are few things I love more than the seasons that take me into the next month and today is one of them.

Based on scientific evidence also known as my opinion, 😉 seven out of ten people would like to write a book or start a blog without any knowledge of how to go about it.

I wanted to give away as much as I possibly can free for you nice people who continue to click on my blog day after day year after year.

So much is new these days. If you are reading this in your inbox, did you know that you can simply click on the REPLY button and I will receive your letter?

As I have said many times, I love the long letters. I especially adore the long letters when my readers open up to me because they know, like and trust me.

They have sent me videos, music, gifts, pictures of their lives, pictures of their families, you name it. They call me on the phone and we talk.

I get asked two questions most often so I am going to attempt to answer them here now. The first is if I make money blogging and the answer is yes. I will also show you how and why.

The second question I often get asked is how I ended up where I am and the answer is in these pages.

The third question I usually get asked is usually regarding events, times and places since I am known to organize them, also a habit that dates back to my sophomore year in high school. I organize summer camps, high school reunions, meetings, dances, parties, online events. At the moment some silly kiddos from high school are talking about an alumni ballgame. Also we have meetings in North Carolina on November 3rd. The launch event for Portugal is in Lisbon on November 16th and the 17th in Porto.

How I am making money passively blogging

I have got my blog divided into passive income sources and active income sources. What you do is click on the menu or menu bar and many of the items earn me passive income. I will give you an example, I uploaded my art to a website and I get a cut everyone buys my art printed on everyday items.

I don’t use funnels on my email marketing. I generally email one to one. I have an email sign up here but I don’t agree with politics where spammers write LAST CHANCE emails when everyone knows it isn’t really the last chance.

Also, my friends and clients ask me for help with all sorts of marketing tasks, like managing social media, or creating a website for them—so that is another way I earn $s.

Things I have tried and have sometimes worked for me include being a brand ambassador for big companies. It depends on the company. Brand ambassador is a label that marketers use to describe someone who gets a commission or cut of sales when people buy from them.

My highest ranked cash day was a sale I made through a link and even higher was an opportunity that passed my desk — sure didn’t see that one coming.

I got on board with that one because I love to number crunch.

Things I think you should know that were announced today.

  1. If you are not expanding you are shrinking.
  2. You can raise your vibe through meditation, yoga, movement, dance and studying.
  3. I have been blessed with a work from home business and I also like to meet people in person.
  4. I offer a monthly promotion. My email subscribers get it mailed to them.

Baseball News

As you know I follow baseball and have been doing so for many years now. We organize our events for baseball on this link here called

It is a good idea to keep your eye on that page for news and events.

Clients and friends always ask where they can pay me so I have my link where I accept all types of payments

You can check out my gift guide too if you would like.

Shout out to my Real Life Sister, Love you sister! 

All my best,


Four things you can do today to brighten your surroundings.

Hello friend and welcome back for another fresh cup of blog copy.

Julie here, the writer writing to you from her sofa. As I read about the new features and benefits of blogging here I like some and don’t like some other ones.

Do you know what I am talking about? Do you know how you like the things the way they are, have everything figured out, oh, the publish button is bottom left in green and then the next day it is top right in blue?

Drives me nuts but if that is my biggest worry than I truly am blessed.

Not too much to worry about here.

I find the online space is getting quite crowded with so many kids and adults now bumping into telephone poles as they walk. I saw an entire group of kids on their phones at the basketball court before I went back to watching my video.

What a sad sad day that was! Not all time is spent online though! A lot of it is spent in wait for it? Real life!

Real life though includes dishes, floors, windows, bills and washing clothes, so much would rather watch a video when I relax. So much to learn.

I always wonder what will be next? My theory is that there will be individual flying machines and also, quite certain there will be tela transportation! Why not with all the new things people are inventing.

I could have never imagined being back in touch with people I haven’t seen or heard of for over thirty years! I like it for the most part. I also like making new friends and watching the numbers of my reach. The internet game is certainly interesting. I heard it was called SOCIAL MARKETING.


Luckily, the phone rang and it was my student from years back calling me back into the classroom. She had heard they were looking for a teacher and thought of me. Then I get to the to school and another teacher tells me there is another job at another school too that I got. The hardest part, at least for me, is getting back to work after raising kids and while raising kids. I find I truly need to find a work – life balance and that is not always easy.

I wanted to update you on what is going on:

everyone here is well

i started selling make up from my phone and that took off like a missile

i got a little bit of confidence back

i stopped being such a perfectionest

i travelled quite a bit and will continue to do so

our baseball team is stellar and i mean stellar

I couldn’t love that sport more and yes, baseball has been very very good to me.

Family is well and quite certainly my rock

house is freezing and warm at the same time. have a fire yet this old house is breezy.

i still read the same blogs I used to read when i started, years ago, like Ducks, Kate, 13th C/Bea and Loo and her Boos. I love to support writers.

As for my sister’s initiative we are all about empowering people, not only women.

Our key words this year are uplift, empower and validate. Validate meaning we have a job for you if you don’t have one that we know you will love.

One of my friends from HS writes me and asks how she can help. She is laugh. So many of my friends ended up on disability! It is a double edged sword in that they probably are earning more than I as a teacher.

I was thinking long and hard about the Devos appointment. I just need to get this off of my chest. I am writing from the perspective of an actual teacher who has spent over 25 years sitting next to and infront of kids in a classroom, with a pencil and an eraser, trying to be as nice as I possibly can and supportive too.

Once I had this class, it was the oddest class. There were 20 kids from 20 different countries. They spoke different languages, a lot of them were refugees from war torn countries, some of them did not use a Roman calendar meaning they didn’t use 1980, 1981 or January February. Some of them wrote from right to left, some of them used completely different alphabets, some of them would write my name for me using their childhood memories tweaking their faces remembering what they knew in their beautiful languages.

This class was a turmoil to manage. The hardest part was that there were so many problem kids in there that all of the teachers were called into meetings in the afternoons. Meetings were unpaid and considered part of the contracts.

The thing is, when you appoint someone like Devos into a life long position, someone who has not been in the trenches, me, as a itty bitty person, sitting next to the kid, with the eraser, just thinks to herself, self, this lady has just used her social status to buy herself a job for the rest of her life and meanwhile I sit here like a chump after school in meetings!

Such is life!

I got into the same discussion with a fb friend who thought she was an appropriate person for the job and it got to an almost unfriending position! LOL

We managaged to be civil though without any name calling.

On another note,

there was something else I wanted to mention.

Travel has been big for me these last years. I remember being single and travelling and my friend M said to me you are so lucky you travel so much and I thought yes but had I a family I would be so lucky to stay put!

Now years and wisdom start to set in and you realize to be happy no matter what your position, if that makes sense.

Also, developing good habits and sticking to them is a good idea. Everyone talks about being consistant! Ha! That makes me laugh. Once I get an idea in my head it is impossible for me to be anything but! I will give you an example, it is the way I clean. I have said it before and shall say it again, I go left to right. It works!

Every day for over 30 years! I am happy with the result.

What about you? Have you established good habits in your life? Have you got systems into place that help you accomplish your goals?

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@jbuliesblog supports real life sister Lisa at super fun runway event. #geauxpink #YouNight

YouNight is a spectacular, fun, laughter filled runway show that gets beautiful people together who are cancer overcomers and life thrivers to walk the catwalk as models. #cancershmancer #bucketlist

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You night is a runway event hosted, created, and ran by my real life sister Lisa along with the support of many people who love her as well as those who have just met her.

It is a spectacular, fun, laughter filled runway show that gets beautiful people together who are cancer overcomers and life thrivers to walk the catwalk as models and role models.

These exceptional women are literally flooded with love and gifts as their friends and family show their support by attending and cheering them on.

This will probably be a sold out event so book your tickets early. If you need tickets let us know.

Lisa, Celeste and company
Lisa, Celeste and company

As a little sister would — I like to follow my sister either in person or in this case online. My real life sister has been up to her amazing self again by having just completed a successful runway fashion show in order to increase breast cancer awareness.

Today, I’m sharing a letter that my sister Lisa received from one of the participants.

Geaux Lisa!

Well, I just enjoyed the experience of a life time!
written by Dorothy M.

I was invited along with 23 other ladies who have overcome breast cancer to participate in the first annual fundraiser style show for the Mary Byrd Perkins Cancer Center in Covington, Louisiana.

Yes. It was the first annual show and the organizers were flying without an airplane.

One of my personal favorites! My mom with Dorothy!
Two absolutely lovely ladies, Dorothy and Elaine.

The plan was for us to be models and the plans were big. They didn’t plan for us just to walk down the runway like the amateurs we were. Oh no!
We began with an Orientation on September 14th and my immediate thought was Oh my God, what have I gotten myself into?

There were many steps to accomplish and appointments to set. Boutiques volunteered to do our hair and makeup. They sponsored us by providing the clothing, applying the eyelashes, everything. We were gifted with bras and decorative bra straps from Lisa.

What most impressed me was the opportunity to meet every Wednesday night with Celeste of Creating U. Celeste went above and beyond the call of duty in teaching us how to carry ourselves, walk a runway and pose for pictures. The two hours she initially agreed to almost always stretched to three.

On September 24, Celeste had the opportunity to observe her raw material and I’m sure she wondered how she was going to accomplish this feat. Jimmy asked me what the ladies were like and I said, Well, go into Walmart on a busy Saturday and get on their speaker. Request that any ladies who have overcome breast cancer come to the front of the store and choose the first 23.

That is what we are like.

We are all sizes, all ages. We stand from 5 foot to over 6 foot tall. Some have little self confidence and others seem extra confident.

Looking great!The age range is from 23 to 73. Many are still getting chemo and others are putting off surgery until after our show. Melanie, our youngest, didn’t have enough length on her hair and she chose to wear a beautiful long wig.

This is what made our event so amazing. It was everyday life, every day real people, not a group of model like ladies.
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46 Ways to be a Better Person

#Yougotthis Here’s a quick list that will get your started on having a nicer day now. Good luck and let me know how it goes.

1. Take a deep breath now, hold it as long as you can. Count to 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, release, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and now another.

2. OK, two more deep breaths. Relax.

Hello you.

Here’s a quick list that will get your started on having a nicer day now. Good luck and let me know how it goes.

1. Take a deep breath now, hold it as long as you can. Count to 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, release, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and now another.

2. OK, two more deep breaths. Relax.

3. Concentrate on this word and close your eyes and take another two deep breaths, in through your nose out through your mouth.

4. Meditate. Concentrate on your third eye and just be peaceful. You can stop reading this! It’s okay!

5. Slow down. Try moving slowly.

6. Start each day as Gandhi did: Be the change you want to see.

7. Look for ways to help others.

It almost always seems impossible until it's done. ♡
It almost always seems impossible until it’s done.x♡o

8. Treat yourself great.

9. Be your own friend.

10. Go to the mirror and make funny faces.

11. Make yourself and/or a friend a nice cup of tea or coffee.

12. Take a long walk without music or distractions.

13. Clean. Go left to right, it works.

14. Be young in your heart.

15. Hug a tree.

16. Jump on one leg. Now the other. Do this in your mind’s eye. Or for real.

17. Spin like a child with your eyes closed. Do this in your mind’s eye. Or for real.

18. Hug someone. Even yourself.

Photo Credit: T. Basil19. Next time you see someone on facebook that’s down, get involved. Try sending links, messages.  Or, how about a phone call?

20. Write something.

21. Be inspirational.

22. Forgive yourself.

23. Push yourself to be a little bit better.

24. Count to ten before reacting, or better yet, just let it slide.

25. Pet an animal.

26. Turn off the tv.

27. Sell something.

28. Give something away to charity.

29. Treat yourself to a something special.

30. Take a nice long relaxing bath or shower.

31. Bake.

32. Organize.

33. Make a list of three things you don’t want to do then do them.

34. Eat well. How’s a salad sound for your next meal? A big one!

35. Exercise.

36. Take a risk with love.

37. Write a message to someone wall saying thank you for being there.

38. Enjoy this moment.

39. Listening to affirmations.

40. Shine the light that God has given you.

41. Tell someone you love them.

42. No matter what your age, dream — even big if you’d like.

43. Remember a moment when you were blissful. Hold on to it.

44. Accept yourself for exactly who you are.

45. Send a REAL letter in the mail.

46. Give yourself a little break.

Thanks for reading and have a great day. I believe in you. I do.

In the comment section, I’d like to know what you can hear, smell and feel in this exact moment. What is around you? I can hear boys playing, the washing machine spinning and a distant car passing.


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An overactive imagination


Hello, good day.

One of the benefits of being a blogger is that you get to think of new blog topics as you go about your day.

I didn’t know that when I published my first blog post that I was opening a box as far as creativity goes.

There you go. I

pray a lot that God gives me the right words to convey my thoughts to the people who read my blog, God bless you who ever you are and where ever you are.

The message gets transmitted over the internet webs through the magic of electricity, wifi, engineering, programming, computers, technology, all sliced up into little tiny bits and then it magically re appears in your inbox and on your screens on the other side of the world.

The pretty picture that someone took at in the remote parts of the world are here for us to enjoy. Of course, people are going to be criticized for walking and bumping into poles with their phones, there is just too much to consume.

At the same time, writing is fun.

My overly creative imagination listens to masters who remind me that I have the ability to do this. One tells the story of when he and his twin were adopted by an aunt at a young age and she promised to never separate them. He tells the story of when he was looking for his first job and he asked the man if he needed some help and was sent away. He tells the story better than I do so please let him tell his story and I shall tell mine.

My story started in a small town.

My friends and I would hang out after school. When I was younger I found enormous satisfaction in taking the full sink of dishes and making the sink shine. Maybe that is how a carpenter works when they build furniture.

Yesterday, during my reading I came across a list of the 100 bloggers to watch this year. I had read and heard about three of them. The writer had put in some time to make the list but I couldn’t get through the entire reading in one sitting because it just seemed too big and too much information to me — though it is a good reference!

I would have liked it to have been different although I am not sure how. Everyone seems to be a marketer who gets synthesized into labels and as most creatives agree, they like to stay away from labels.

These interweb folk insist you need things like a funnel, a niche, a label, to be expert. Some really are down to earth and those are the ones I adore. You can tell because they will live stream in their pajamas with their hair wet.

I think about marketing goals and selling goals but let’s just be honest. I am not a sales person. I am a writer. I did make my course, and people who have taken it love it and appreciate it but I don’t like to sell. I don’t think any artist likes to sell. The fun part of art is in the making, at least for me.

It is the selling of the book or the painting or the song that the marketing folk step in and take over. Yet, I like to think that all people are writers, singers, artists and so on.

What happens is that as a life long dedicated learner the journalist in me takes over and remembers her lessons on the price, product, place and positioning from her ad days. One of goals of any marketer are to increase reach. That is why, when I started blogging, I got caught up in the numbers of haw many people I was reaching.

That is where box steps in and you will read about the overwhelming effect of too much information. I will break it down for you. I try not to speak over anyone’s heads. That’s what a lot of people will do, add all kinds of fancy words, like prefixes and suffixes to their names. Nothing against that, if that is your name with four words and an abbreviation.

Here is my second attempt to break it down for you. lol.

If you are going to talk to people, then just do that. Just talk to them. If you want to get your message out to more people then use what you have available. If you want to get fancy, then study and model how experts do it and then try your best to do how they have done without stealing.

I’ll give you an example. Once my friend saw a painting of mine and asked me to paint one for him. I took out a painting I absolutely loved and inspired me and looked at it and tried to copy a master. Of course, the painting didn’t look anything like the original because my hand is very different, every color was different, the subject was different, the brush strokes were heavier but in the end I loved the painting. I feel the original was my teacher for that painting.

I am not reinventing the wheel.

Does it feel like I am just talking about nothing, and blathering on?

The cat is making snoring sounds while I sleep. Not snoring more like erm ha chica mm sounds deep in her sleep. A new day has dawned full of hope, wonder, joy and anticipation of good things to come and for that I am truly thankful.

I appreciate it that you chose to follow my blog and read my missives. I wish you well today and every day.

My best to you and yours.


How to increase blog traffic — 10 tips and tricks from jbulie’s blog.

1. Get to know your readers. Share.

Spend a lot of time looking at your stats feature and try to understand where your readers are coming from. A lot of my readers have become friends. Thanks guys. A lot are new, welcome. I’ve also found having a stats counter installed helps.

If you want your blog or website to succeed — love doing it.


I’m sharing with you what I’ve been doing over here to attract visitors and increase blog traffic.

Don’t believe the people who say they get a million visitors a day — or even thousands. They are like kids in a candy shop, typing in numbers. Learn from doing first hand, and ask a blogger friend.

Here are the steps you can take to make your site grow.

1. Get to know your readers. Share.

Spend a lot of time looking at your stats feature and try to understand where your readers are coming from. A lot of my readers have become friends. Thanks guys. A lot are new, welcome. I’ve also found having a stats counter installed helps.

I’ve learned that they come from all over the world and different backgrounds and ages.

From Pauline to Helen Gurley Brown: She is an unsung, deliciously sybaritic, and downright cheeky feminist heroine. She will be sorely and dearly missed.

2. Participate in comments and conversations.

One of the best ways of inviting visitors to your site participate in conversations in the comment sections of blogs you like reading. Ever since I started my blog, I’ve learned a great deal in the comments section of articles.

3. Write good content.

My highest ranked day was when I wrote a piece about motivation and being a better person.

4. Write from the heart.

Talk as if you were speaking to a few good friends. Write about what you care about people are going to be supportive.

5. Make it a goal.

I have also made it a goal to have a lot of visitors so in my free time I read as many articles I can on the subject.

6. Use your real voice.

When I write I like to picture I’m either standing infront of my peers and explaining things simply. Or, I try to imagine I’m writing my sister or mom and telling them how simple it is to make your business grow.

Wishing you flowers today.

7. Enjoy

You guys might have noticed how much I love to play around with my readers. I enjoy writing. I write to share, to learn and to enrich the lives of the people around me.

8. Add extra value, then go the extra mile.

Using the principles explained by Napolean Hill, the more you give, the more you receive. It’s so easy to get great feedback — just give of yourself.

You are one person writing, right? Well, there are lots of people reading so the ratio is just immense. Give of yourself and you get back so much from some many people. I strive to constantly go the extra mile and provide excellent quality in all my endeavors.

9. Be inspiring.

You can be inspiring, funny wonderful, full of life. If you don’t believe in yourself, well then I do. I know you got this. You can do it!

We all have the ability to push ourselves to learn and make our lives better. You can do it. I believe in you.

10. Pay it forward.

Without my visitors, I’d just be here talking to my cat. She’s a good listener.

In the mean time, I am giving away a free traffic building mini course here. I would love to see you there.

Please answer these questions:

  1. Do you have a business, is it online?
  2. What makes your heart happy?
  3. Do you have a blog? Do you enjoy writing.




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