Archive | April, 2013

Did You Know Your Blog is an Asset? Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN…too!

30 Apr

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Have you ever thought about whatever happens to a personal e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or other online accounts?

Hmmm, I did too not give it much thought about it – until the other day when trying to change all my passwords (I do it every 60 days); it occurred to me.

Thinking, my  blog legacy must go on! <smiling!>  So I did some research and found out some information about this digital world we live in!

Did you know that “digital wills” and “digital estates” are emerging as hot topics as we become more vested in the online world.  Digital will?

Well actually it’s not necessary to draw up a separate digital will.   Simply adding your digital assets (with user names and passwords) to a standard will should be enough.  All your digital information is an asset!  Either way, going without a plan for these assets is a bad idea.  Especially if you have a blog and it’s brings in income, you are journalist with your own blog – or – you just want to protect the information, etc!

Below are examples of what some of the more popular e-mail and social networking sites do with your accounts:

Google (includes YouTube, Google+, Blogger and other Google properties): Through the account settings, users can set a timeout period of three to 12 months for their account and instruct Google to notify and/or share data with friends and family or delete all information if the account becomes inactive. Google will try to contact the user via a secondary e-mail address and/or text message before shutting the account. If no answer is received, Google will follow through with the customer’s wishes.  

Hotmail: Microsoft has a “next of kin” process which allows for the release of Hotmail’s content, including e-mails, attachments, address book and Messenger contacts. The account contents are sent via a data DVD. They won’t provide access to the account or transfer it to another name.

Facebook: Relatives can request that Facebook memorialize the deceased person’s page. Only those “friended” by the person while he or she was alive may leave memorial posts on the page. The account is otherwise locked down. You can also shut down the page altogether by providing Facebook with a death certificate. For Facebook’s Instagram service, a next of kin would need to send an email request to the company to get the ball rolling.

LinkedIn: Next of kin can either close the account or memorialize it.

Twitter: Accounts that have been inactive for two years are shut down. Next of kin can contact Twitter to deactivate the account sooner. It will not provide log-in information.

Yahoo!: This includes photo-sharing site Flickr. Once a death certificate is provided to the company, the deceased’s account will be completely shut down and all content will be permanently deleted.

iTunes and Kindle e-books: The content in your Apple iTunes library and the e-books in your Amazon Kindle account are nontransferable since you pay for a license to use the content. In addition to providing loved ones with your login details, you can try converting some of the content to Digital Rights Management (DRM)-free formats while you’re still alive.

Website URLs and personal blogs: URLs that are registered to you are true assets and are transferable, as is your blog.

You can also set up an Administrator, other than yourself for some of your accounts – just in case you are unable to access them.  Also, check the account Manager sections, to see if there are any specific settings you can include.  Google has just recently added a feature!

It is always good to take a moment to think about a “what if?”.   I hope this information is helpful!

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & DesignLetia 🙂

Alexander McQueen’s Mink Clutch!

27 Apr

loveit2This a Style and By the way moment!  I swear if I could, I would…I can dream right!    OK! Don’t wake me up!   It’s GORGEOUS!

Having already re-imagined the classic chain-strap box clutch with a signature, crystal-set skull clasp, Alexander McQueen adds one more twist of the unexpected with luxurious purple dyed mink.

  • Dyed mink (Denmark).
  • Brass hardware.
  • Metal skull inlaid with amber crystals forms slide-lock hinged clasp.
  • Chain and leather shoulder strap tucks inside, 22″.
  • Hard-shell design with rounded edges.
  • Leather lining.
  • 5″H x 7″W x 2 1/2″D.
  • Weighs 1lb. 5oz.
  • Made in Italy!

Now the Fall collection is wonderful and is available in high-end stores now….but this clutch is my by far FAVORITE!  Continuing my dream!

love it!

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Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & DesignLetia 🙂

   

Sarah Burton

The late Alexander McQueen was brilliant!  After company owner Gucci confirmed that the brand would continue, McQueen’s long-term assistant Sarah Burton was named as the new creative director of Alexander McQueen in May 2010. In September 2010, Burton presented her first womenswear collection in Paris.  Photo courtesy of Berdorf Goodman NYC.

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“The only thing…

25 Apr

Ella Fitzgerald, photographed by Carl Van Vech...

“The only thing better than singing is more singing.”        

Ella Fitzgerald

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Ella Fitzgerald, also known as the “First Lady of Song”, “Queen of Jazz”, and “Lady Ella”, was an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves.  More than 200 albums, won 13 Grammys and I listen to her even today!  She would have been 96th young today!

Happy Birthday Ella!

Urban Decay 24 / 7 Eyeliner!

23 Apr

Okay! This time this is my favorite!! My greatest choice! The eyeliner that I love is Urban Decay 24/7 waterproof eyeliner!

It goes on smooth, like it has destination and after you let it dry it has this nice not too glossy sheen, which I just absolutely love!

I get it in black, it’s called Perversion! There’s other colors but this is by far my favorite!

Cat eye, Cleopatra look or a very thin to very wide; it wont disappoint you!  The brush is super thin and the wand is quite long!  Great for designing your eyes!

So when you get a chance go to http://www.urbandecay.com website and see the other colors; plus more to make your eyes just gorgeousssss!

Here are some great looks!   Which one is your favorite?

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Saving Money on Your Project! Think about DIY!

23 Apr

Do It Yourself

Sometimes the budget just doesn’t allow you to buy that bathroom fixture! The fixture that where you had torn the picture right of a magazine and have literally been obsessing over; for about four months now.

You’ve actually have fallen madly in love with the fixture, dreaming how it would look in your needed bathroom renovation.

AND you’ve found out that you need tile! A lot of it! Remembering square footage means more! This was Delia’s story!

Don’t fret! It’s all about saving! There are alternatives! Did you know, you can buy home improvement supplies from specialty online retailers?

Instead of paying top price at a national chain store – shave up to 50%off of fixtures and more at sites such as:

http://www.efaucets.com

http://www.tileshop.com

http://www.horizonshutters.com

My favorite is http://www.overstock.com

Then go to http://www.diyornot.com for giving it a try to do it yourself. A step-by-step instructions on projects at your fingertips! You will be surprised how the dollars in savings add up!

Oh! Don’t forget HGTV too! http://www.hgtv.com

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & DesignLetia 🙂

A Prayer for Boston

22 Apr

A week of such confusion and sadness.  It has taken a lot to process it all; ending with a welcoming relief.

Please continue to show your support for Boston!  Our country shows such resilience and has displayed the most wonderful example of how great our law enforcement were on the direct command to stop any further harm to our country.

The victims, the ones who lost their lives will be remembered and honored; as well as the ones who are trying to recover from their injuries (physically and mentally).

As, I continue to send my prayers and thoughts for the many hard days ahead, please also send your support.

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design Letia

I Get It! Note to Self Moment!

14 Apr
“Smile” 🙂
Letia Mitchell

Letia Mitchell

I had shared this with my friends a few weeks ago and thought I would share it with my readers!

Being a woman is like connecting the dots, repeating everyday!

In trying to do so, we take on so much and never somehow think we have a moment to breathe!

We have so many titles, we’re multi-taskers and then somehow we are still able to take that one phone call at 1 AM – because you care and would want that person to do it for you one day!

The usual, I was running here and running there – simply exhausted!  I looked behind me and found that no one was chasing me! Then, I had to stop and take that breather!  I started back my daily meditation and taking 20 minutes to do it!

I GET IT!  So I am working on it, owning it and making a contribution —–>  ME!   How I’m doing?  Well, I feel great and guess what? You can take time for yourself also!

I am putting this note here  “NOTE TO SELF”  and give a reminder for YOU (guys and gals) to do the same!*

“Me” time is available daily, monthly, even 12 times a year by YOU!!  You can subscribe to yourself and upon receipt…… you can undertake a fulfillment that the order placed; will make you ultimately feel better, be better and look better!

Letia

* Post on FB.

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