Themed Journals are Hot Right Now #Bingo

Posted on June 29th, 2016 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz

Make Your Own Bingo Themed Journals collaborated

Writing in a journal is a great way to express your thoughts and reflect on various facets of life—it’s an activity that’s highly recommended for personal development and jump-starting your journey to self-discovery. But for those who have never kept a diary or had a blog it may be difficult to jot their daily reflections down and put their most intimate thoughts into words. Leather bound journals can be quite intimidating to open up to, so instead of writing all your hopes and dreams down right away, try customizing your journal.

As an article on WikiHow says, “Writing in a journal you have decorated can inspire you to write more often.”

I recently decorated a journal that I gave to my niece. It was a personal gift that had so much meaning! I made it on “Sparkle and Inspire” with Cindy Harrison.

Alice Through the Looking Glass inspired Journal by Melissa Reyes

Alice Through the Looking Glass inspired Journal by Melissa Reyes

It’s up to you how you personalize your journal, but in case you are in need of ideas, you can experiment with some “vintage” themes such as the timeless classic game of bingo. In the past few years, people of all ages have shown a newfound appreciation for the game that was once associated with grandmothers spending all day in bingo halls, attending unconventional bingo parties and pub nights. And many people still appreciate the game in its original form, which is why gaming operators still offer old fashioned 90 ball games with classic bingo calls. If you watch Netflix, you might have seen a recent episode of Grace and Frankie where a Singing Drag Queen Bingo caller came to visit when Sol (Sam Waterston) arranged a surprise for Robert (Martin Sheen) while in the hospital. Here in Los Angeles, you can experience this at Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood.

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Image credit: All Rights Reserved, Courtesy of Rebecca Sower via Flickr CC

Perhaps bingo brings us back to a simpler time that allows us to reminisce, a perfect theme to incorporate in your custom made journal. To make your bingo journal, you will need a selection of cards from an old bingo set that can be glued on the front and back covers of any notebook. If you want to make the journal from scratch, you can buy hole-punched notebook paper at any stationery store and create holes in the bingo cards so that you can weave the entire book together. You also have the option of adding tabs in your journal if you want to have different sections for your ideas.

Feel free to add your own decorations onto the cover, or make a bookmark using bingo chips and paper clips. In the video above Cindy shows me how to use metallic paints and torn paper to make a vintage look combined with photos from popular movies.

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Image credit: All Rights Reserved, Courtesy of Rebecca Sower via Flickr CC

I was a Guest on #MediaChat and it was Awesome! @kilby76 @Media_Chat

Posted on June 27th, 2016 by & filed under Connecting People, Events, Everything Miz Meliz

When Aaron Kilby asked me to be a guest on his long running Twitter chat – #MediaChat – I was a little surprised. I think of those chats as serious networking opportunities for professionals. I knew that there would be a lot of social media marketing peeps on the chat. How would I come across? I decided to go with a topic that everyone relates to – happiness. What makes you happy? I really love social media! It totally makes me happy!

 

is a weekly Twitter chat every Thurs at 10pm EST featuring guests on social and online media, new apps and anything media related! Hosted by

Media Chat

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Here are the questions and answers from my “Why Social Media Makes @MizMeliz Happy interview” on #MediaChat:

What do you believe is the purpose of social media?
I believe SocialMedia is a means to actively participate in our global/technical society, not just for sales and promotion. #MediaChat
 
What social media platforms do you engage in most?
My top 3 SocialMedia platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat. As part of my daily plan of action, it’s is like making the rounds! #mediachat
 
How does interacting with people on social media platforms help you in your business and personal endeavors?
Getting to know people makes me happy. Social Media drives that and I fuel the interaction that improves my experience. #mediachat
 
What do you like least about the internet and the effects that social media has on society?
People dont take responsibility for their words and actions. Trolls/Bullies, time-sucks, and risk exists online but, that’s life. #mediachat
 
How can the use of social media make life better?
Growth makes life better for everyone. SocialMedia is one way to explore the opportunities. Be proactive and good things happen. #MediaChat
 
What in your personal background has prepared you to be a smart social media influencer?
Sales and marketing management and executive administration helps me professionally to be a successful writer, blogger, creative #MediaChat
Being a life coach enables me to relate to people. Being mindful of the needs of others and earning their trust is important. #MediaChat
 
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Aaron Kilby is the host and instigator of Media Chat

What is the best kind of content that influencers can provide for brands and consumers in your opinion?

People learn and receive info differently so varying styles and modes of communication is key to creating effective content. #MediaChat

 
What have you experienced because of social media that has been beneficial to you?
Being active in Social Media has enhanced my ability to Connect, Be Authentic, Be Responsible and Confident. It helps me #Sparkle #MediaChat
 
Does social media make you happy, why?
Happiness is learning, growing, and loving people and all life has to offer. Using Social Media to do that makes me very happy #mediachat
 
How can social media make people happy?
The ROI of time/energy in SocialMedia pays off with increased opportunity and knowledge; better relationships is what makes you happy. #MediaChat
Use Social Media to build better relationships and that will be the key to happiness and empowerment. #bejoyful #mediachat #MediaChat
 
I love Social Media for the "outside the box" opportunities I have to blog about!

I love Social Media for the “outside the box” opportunities I have to blog about!

What makes YOU happy?

Please feel free to answer any of the questions on Twiter, use #mediachat and get in the conversation.
Thank you to Aaron Kilby for inviting me to be on #MediaChat! A huge hug and special thanks to our friend Melany Berger of Melany’s Guydlines for introducing us! 

Tinsel Town featuring @BridgetteRAlex w/ @MizMeliz

Posted on June 21st, 2016 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews

This is a replay of the live broadcast with Melissa Reyes TinselTown, Cindy_Harrison , Bridgette Alexander, and KristenLaird

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Southern Gothic: A Celine Caldwell Mystery by @BridgetteRAlex @CelineCaldwell1 @tenminitt

Posted on June 21st, 2016 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Books, Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Tinsel Town Live 2016

Please enjoy this online interview with art historian and author, Bridgette R Alexander. We discuss her new book release, Southern Gothic, as well as her Los Angeles book tour.

I look forward to meeting her in person at an event at Henri Bendel!

What’s Hot and What’s Not? by Melissa Reyes

Posted on June 16th, 2016 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, I Love My LIfe, Intentional, Life Coaching, Mindfulness Guidance and Coaching

What I think is hot may totally not be to you. Wait. What?

I want to know what you think is hot and what you think is not so hot.

This could mean summer plans, high temperatures, or your opinions about what is going on around you – or within your heart. Tell me in the comments below. I will follow up with you.

This is my state of being right now. I feel pretty good. There are things going on in my life and in my family that concerns me. That’s a nice way of saying I am worried and scared about the health and well being of the people I love. I am otherwise pretty happy. Sometimes it is hard to be happy when you are worried.

Here is a little of what is going on this summer on my website and shows:

This Week on MizMeliz.com (1)

 

Click HERE to read my Summer Newsletter

Things I am excited about – – an Update

Besides it being my favorite season – the summer sun is hot and the sky is clear – I am happy about some of the projects I have been working on. I know I am doing a lot and I am always busy. I am currently worried that you might be confused. Especially if you are just discovering me. Who is Miz Meliz? What does she do? If you are thinking that and you have found yourself reading this post, that’s good! I would like to clear that up for you.

I am a mom and a wife, a sister and a cousin. First and foremost. My family is the most important thing to me.

I aim to be a positive influence for my family and friends. I am a life coach who helps people feel happiness.

I vowed at the start of this year to make my focus to connect, create, and sparkle. I chose these three words to guide me through the year.

I am so glad I made this commitment because I have consistently connected with people all around the world and in my own community. I continue to enjoy talking with and learning about all the people that I meet. I love people! I have been so happy expanding and growing my community that I have opened a fire hose of creativity. Influenced and encouraged by artists and entrepreneurs alike, I am pushing forward and making a difference in my life by producing artwork. I hope to truly shine (the sparkle) and lead the way to a joyfulness that spreads to everyone I meet. Through art, compassion, and love, I hope to inspire others to enjoy life and experience true joy and happiness. (I know it sounds fru-fru or very “woo,” but if you know me then you know that I am only marginally fru-fru! I am pretty down to earth for the most part.)

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Here is what I am doing:

  • I work full time at a middle school in campus ministry. It’s a great job for me!
  • I am completing a self-reflective art challenge – 100 Mandalas – drawing and coloring 100 mandalas and sharing them online.
  • I am making jewelry and other decorative art projects, stencils, stamps, photos, a coloring book, and affirmation card decks with my mandala art. All of my products are available for purchase.
  • I am producing a weekly video called “Tinsel Town” that airs live and is then posted to You Tube.

I interview people that I believe to be inspiring examples of folks who know their purpose and live their passion. It is fun and I am just about to start my third year! Meet the super stars who inspire me on Tinsel Town.

  • I am co-hosting and participating in another weekly video show with Cindy Harrison called “Paint with Heart” #SparkleandInspire.

Cindy teaches me how to create decorative art projects and we post the videos on You Tube. Anyone can participate, learn, and make their own art projects with us. It’s free and it is an awesome way to experience online classes.

  • I am coaching and counseling people who need guidance and want to live a happy life. People say I am pretty good at it.

Combined with all of the things that I am working on listed above – this act of love is the thing that I am most passionate about. I am seriously in love with helping people.

Talk to me. Tell me what is bugging you. What is bumming you out. We can work it out. What’s hot in your life? What’s not so hot? There are clear skies and sunny days ahead. Believe me!

Check out the tabs in the menu on my blog. There are links to the videos, classes, and my schedule for one on one coaching. I am here for you!

Flow

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