• Being the best of me,  Fashion

    Celebrating Step-Mom’s Mother’s Day with adidas

    This post is partnered with adidas, but all opinions are my own. There are a few questions I have been constantly asked for the last two years. “Are you married?” “Do you have kids?” The obvious answer is “No, I am not married and I don’t have kids”. But the real answer is not that obvious. “I am a widow and I have two step-kids. They are adults and I also have two granddaughters” “Really?!” Lol, I know, my answer is quite long and it often leads to even more questions. I guess my life is quite complicated. As their step-mom, I am the lucky one! All the love I…

  • Fashion,  Over 40s fashion tips,  Wear Colors,  what to wear

    What to Wear || Colorful Blazers For Spring

    I have been in love with colorful blazers for a few years. This spring, I scored this purple blazer to add to my collection! [show_shopthepost_widget id=”3548674″] As the temperatures begin to rise, it’s time to awaken your wardrobe with some colorful pieces. Liven up the new season with a breath of fresh air in the form of bright, spring-ready outfits that will leave you feeling inspired. We all know that transitional dressing is hard. Finding a comfortable way to dress for the “in between” seasons means layers, and the most valuable layer you can have this spring is a lightweight and colorful blazer. A good blazer has also been known…

  • Being the best of me,  Living in America

    Home is The Key ||The Key to Happiness

    This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own! Home used to be a bitter and sweet word that, often brought tears to me. When I was young, I hardly had a home. Before I was 11 years old, we had a one bedroom house you may call a shed with a straw roof, mud wall and dirt floor in China. There was no running water, barely working electricity and no toilet. Winter was very tough, I often woke up in the middle of the night freezing and hungry. Then we lost this home, moved to a new city. Over the next ten years, we had moved more…

  • Airelle Skincare Antioxidant for Aging Skin And Beyond
    Beauty

    Airelle Skincare Antioxidant for Aging Skin And Beyond

    This is a sponsored post, but all the opinions are my own! Does your current skincare protect against infrared radiation?🌞 Personally, I believe the number one factor of anti-aging is to protect you against the sun and reverse sun damage & wrinkles while preventing collagen breakdown! So it is more than just about wearing sunscreen daily! Recently, I have tried Airelle and believe it is worth to share with more people. No matter if you are looking for the prevention you need in your 30’s or the anti-aging benefits that are a must in your 50’s and beyond. Airelle is for sure a brand you should give a try. Want…

  • Celebrating 12 Years of Living in America
    Living in America

    Celebrating 12 Years of Living in America

    Today is a special day for me. 12 years ago, after 30 plus hours traveling from China, I landed in Detroit, Michigan. From that moment, my life has totally changed, from barely speaking English to becoming an author and a public speaker, from single, to wife, to step-mother, to grandma, widow, and single again. From jobless to full-time teacher later quitting to become a full-time influencer with only hopes from of making $500 per month to making that even better reality. I started out as letting life just happen, then I found a purpose, and then my life started working for me. When I look back, my life seems like…

  • HowUdish App ||Find The Dish That's Fit For You
    Fitness/healthy life style

    HowUdish App ||Find The Dish That’s Fit For You

    This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Nowadays, there is an App for everything. Recently I discovered an App called HowUdish and I love using it! If you want to find places with dishes that fit your dietary restrictions, learn about the kind of meals some of the most talented athletes eat to stay in shape, or if you want to build a network of friends who share their favorite restaurants that match your nutritional lifestyles, then you need to read on! HowUdish is a one-of-a-kind mobile “dish discovery” app and social network that connects users to dishes based on their own nutritional lifestyle. Their focus…

  • Spring Fashion || Wearing Pastel Colors
    Fashion,  New Trends,  Petite fashion tips,  what to wear

    Spring Fashion || Wearing Pastel Colors

    Fashion trends come and go, but pastel colors for spring are here to stay. Why? Those colors are just so suitable for the fresh air of spring. Pastels are dream-like, soft, romantic, and they are an absolute necessity to brighten up our daily lives after the long and cold winter. Our hearts are just longing for life to come back again! Lol! [show_shopthepost_widget id=”3548684″] Pastel colors are often sweet and ladylike. For example, periwinkle, pastel pink, peach, spearmint, baby blue, pale yellow all the way to the softest lilac. I need more of pastel colors in my spring wardrobe since they make my eyes happy and my heart sing! This…

  • Podcast Interview with She Do
    blogging,  social media influencer

    Food, Fashion, and Living Colorfully with Blogger Grace Liang

    Happy Friday guys! Today’s post will be quite short in length. I would like to share with you a new podcast interview of me with She Do. It is a 48 minutes podcast interview. In this interview, we have talked about many things that you may think is interesting: 1. How I went from hand-me-downs to fashionista. 2. When I really started taking action to pursue my dream 3. How I gained my followings. 4. What my view is on oversharing on social media 5. How I find balance with choosing sponsors 6. How I found my brand identity 7. The soul searching journey after my late husband passed away…

  • Five Star View and 4-Diamond Dining Experiences at Iridescence
    Fashion,  Life Style,  Michigan Fashion events/interviews

    Five Star View and 4-Diamond Dining Experiences at Iridescence

    There is one question I was often asked during the interview which is, “What is one thing that others don’t know about you?” My answer is always, “I AM A FOODIE!” Yes, I love food, I appreciate the art of cooking and I eat just about everything. Lol! So for a life-long foodie, I know where to find the great food. [show_shopthepost_widget id=”3542075″] In the last few years, so many new restaurants have opened up in the Detroit area. Despite all the new competition one of my long-time favorites is still Iridescence at the MotorCity Casino in downtown Detroit. Why? Featuring spectacular views of the city skyline, Iridescence is Detroit’s…

  • Fashion in Detroit Symposium at The College for Creative Studies
    Fashion,  Michigan Fashion events/interviews

    Fashion in Detroit Symposium at The College for Creative Studies

    Is Detroit coming back? Totally!!! I probably should have bought a house there when it was only a few thousand dollars. Lol, oh well. I guess I am not so good at investing. Is Detroit a fashion city? Of course! You may not know this, but there are many Nationally Recognized Fashion Designers from Detroit! John Varvatos, Tracy Reese, Kevan Hall and Anna Sui are just a few on the list. I just know there will be more and more nationally and internationally recognized fashion designers because of this excellent school—College for Creative Studies. Last week I was invited to attend its first ever Fashion Accessories Design International Fashion Symposium…

  • Being The Best of Me || Overcoming the Pain of Childhood Abuse and Neglect
    Being the best of me,  Fashion

    Being The Best of Me || Overcoming the Pain of Childhood Abuse and Neglect

    Some pain just doesn’t heal over time. For me, the pain of my childhood abuse and neglect from my mom seems like a disease that no matter how hard I try to forget or to move on, it still comes back to haunt me over and over again. The physical abuse holds no power on me anymore, but the emotional abuse still lingers there and affect my behaviors in so many unnoticeable ways. I’m a forty-five-year-old woman that runs my own business, have my own family, but often feel hopeless to deal with this pain. It just doesn’t go away! The symptoms are constantly worrying about doing something wrong, low…

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