Dec/Jan Leslie’s Lane: Jobs, FREE Stuff, Special Events, Creative Ideas, Etc.‏

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Greetings Beautiful Family and Friends!

I trust that you and your lovely families have had a very Happy Thanksgiving, very Merry Christmas and I look forward to you having a blessed and prosperous New Year! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of Leslie’s Lane! You have been such a great source of encouragement to me! I believe that we should give people their flowers while they can still smell them! To my family, friends and business associates! I thank God for you and the blessing that you have been in my life! You are so kind and generous and it is an honor to know you! I’m a little (lot) late in getting out Leslie’s Lane because of the holidays and want to merge December and January together! The info that I provide for December can be used as you prepare for Christmas 2014! Thanks so much and have a great weekend!


Atlanta on the Cheap
FREE and Cheap things to do in Metro Atlanta

Check out Holiday Jobs with Snagajob, Indeed and other Companies

My feature is in ESSENCE January 2014 Issue! Special thanks to my awesome editor Tanisha Sykes for giving me the opportunity to write this article! It is entitled: “The 3-Week Financial Fast”! The five page article begins on page 59. I am “tickled pink” that my photo and a quote from me appears on page 10! My take on the article — “The Bible is a blueprint for all we do, and handling finances in a responsible way is included in Scripture”. Please click on the link below to see info on the book, article and a live twitter chat that took place last week!
Please pick up the January 2014 issue of ESSENCE magazine on newsstands now!

Please pick up any issue of Black Enterprise on newsstands! I usually have an article in each one!

Please click on the link below for helpful articles on jobs and great discounts

Need at great discount on getting your hair done? Check out Don Janell Hair Salon!

Lunch & Learn! Learn about getting a more beautiful YOU!

Check out the Veteran’s Job Fair!

Click to access


Thanks Kathy at the DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau! It’s a FREE Concert with Francine Reed!

Want great discounts on everything? Join AARP and AAA!

Scholarships for students from Bank of America
Wow! Great FREE Stuff! Thanks to Joia Dinkins for this awesome info! Great Job!

National Hot Tea Month

Whether your preference is black tea, herbal tea, fruit tea, or specialty tea, presenter
Brandi Shelton of Just Add Honey Tea Company invites you to come learn about
and celebrate one of nature’s most popular, soothing, relaxing beverages; the only beverage
in America commonly served hot or iced, anytime, anywhere, for any occasion.
Brandi Shelton, Presenter

Just Add Honey Tea Company

Friday, January 10
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Central Library – 3rd Floor

One Margaret Mitchell Square

Atlanta, Ga. 30303

Joia Ellis-Dinkins 404.730.1875

All programs are free and open to the public

The Raw Foods Lifestyle

Come out and meet Raw Chef Jeff as he prepares some delicious and nutritious raw food dishes. Learn how to reverse chronic diseases naturally and increase your energy.
Raw Chef Jeff will show you how easy and simple it is to prepare and eat Raw and Living Foods. Learn the many benefits of this fantastic Lifestyle that can give you optimal health!
Reservations required.
Raw Chef Jeff, Presenter

Jeff the Raw Food Chef

Wednesday, January 22


Central Library – 3rd Floor

One Margaret Mitchell Square

Atlanta, Ga. 30303

Joia Ellis-Dinkins 404.730.1875

All programs are free and open to the public

Fibroids: A Community Health Talk

This free event is presented by UFE and Fibroid expert, Dr. John Lipman, medical director of
The Center for Image Guided Medicine at Emory-Adventist Hospital. Dr. Lipman has made it his life’s goal to educate and
treat women suffering from uterine fibroids. He is one of the nation’s leading fibroid experts and specializes in the
non-surgical UFE (uterine fibroid embolization) procedure. With one out of three women suffering from uterine fibroids,
Dr. Lipman is committed to making sure women are aware of all of their treatment options, especially UFE.
Dr. Lipman is a board-certified Interventional Radiologist and internationally recognized expert in the treatment of uterine fibroids.
Lunch and gift bags will be provided. RSVP by January 27th.
Dr. John C. Lipman , MD, FSIR, Medical Director – Presenter

The Center for Image Guided Medicine at Emory-Adventist Hospital

“Freedom from Fibroids without Surgery: A Community Talk”

Wednesday, January 29


Central Library – 3rd Floor

One Margaret Mitchell Square

Atlanta, Ga. 30303

Joia Ellis-Dinkins 404.730.1875

All programs are free and open to the public


Thanks to the Beautiful One! My daughter Antasha for this great information on creating your own makeup palate as a space saver!  This is so cool! She designed one herself after watching this video!

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My $1 DIY Z Palette

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If you follow me on Instagram the you’ve already seen pics of my palettes I’ve made, but I wanted to do a quick video showing you how I made it, it’s very simple and easy, and it only cost $1!!! Hope…
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Need ornaments for your Christmas Tree? Why not have children of family and friends make them! That’s what I did for December 2013. My living room is called The Angel Room and is filled with angels! I placed the Christmas tree in the Angel Room this year and asked my godchildren, nieces, nephews and children of friends to create their very own special angels for my trip! They did and excellent job and the angels are beautiful! I encouraged them to just use the items in their house of loose leaf paper, typing paper or construction paper as well as crayons, markers and pencils. I am most impressed!

Need extra money! Try Mystery Shopping! It’s a great gig!

Thanks Ms. Joia for this info!

Learn & Earn
Microsoft office Suite Certification in a FREE 12-Week Training Class for Youth 18-21
770.434.3040 EXT 607

An Affordable Family Christmas Gift Exchange
Thanks to my wonderful mother – The Queen – for this great idea! My entire family exchanges gifts! That includes nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and my sisters and brothers! She suggested that we do a two dollar gift exchange this year for people that do not live in our household! We added a gift for the person that stayed within budget, but got the biggest discount! For example, I bought software that was originally $50 and was marked down to .50 cents! Of course, I was disqualified from the beginning because I keep a gift closet in my home with items that are marked 75% off to 95% percent off! The percent that saved the most received a dollar from each person! My goddaughter and niece LeTonya one the “Dollar Kitty”!


Employment Opportunities for Freelance Writers, Editors and Photographers!
I write for Demand Media which represents many publications throughout the world! Would you like to work with them? There are also jobs in their corporate office. If interested, please click on this link:
Discover the expert in you.

How to Apply on the Best Job Websites
By Leslie E. Royal, eHow Contributor
Although the United States is a very diverse country, most Americans have one thing in common: the mutual interest in having gainful employment. Whether for a college graduate starting a new career, an established person looking for upward mobility, a stay-at-home mom wanting to earn extra money or a teenager looking for a part-time job, the best job websites can help.

Go to the Indeed website. In the “What” box, enter the job title that interest you. If you prefer a refined search in a specific area, enter the city and state in the “Where” box. Click “Find Jobs.” This will yield numerous jobs. For a narrower search, you can click on the salary estimate or company area. Click on the link of your choice for the job description. Select “Apply.” You can create an optional account on Indeed and upload your resume. This search engine features more than 1 billion job searches monthly.

Go to the Monster website. Under “I’m looking for,” enter the job title. Under “in U.S.,” enter the location of your choice if you want a refined search. Click the “Search” button. Click on the job of your choice. Select the “Apply Now” button. Fill out the online application, attach your resume and click the “Submit” key. This is a global online employment company advertising jobs in 50 countries.

Go to the Careerbuilder website. Under careers by category, select the one of your choice and click “Find Jobs.” You may view the entire list. Narrow the search by selecting a subcategory, specific city, specific state or even a particular company. Click on the job of your choice. Follow the prompts to apply. Careerbuilder allows you to upload your resume and include a cover letter. After doing this once, save it in their system to use in the future. This online network connects employers and job seekers.

Go to the website. You will have a prompt to create an account. You may do so, or simply click on the “Jobseeker” menu. Click “Search Jobs.” Select the career category of your choice and the geographic location. If you choose, enter the minimum salary. Then click on “Search Jobs.” Select the job that is of interest to you. Then click “Apply Now.” This website provides resources and career tools.

Go to the website. Enter your zip code and click the search key to find hourly jobs nearest you. Click on the job of your choice to view the job description. Select the “Apply Now” button. You will be prompted to create an account before filling out the online application. This website specializes in part-time and full-time hourly jobs.

Go to the Craig’s List website. Go to “Jobs.” Click on the career category of your choice. You can view the entire list if you choose, or you can specify part-time, telecommute, contract or internship to further refine the search. When you see employment that interests you, follow the prompt to apply. This is a community-moderated website featuring a forum and classifieds that include jobs.

Leslie’s Leisure:

How to Vacation at a Great and Affordable Price

While on your vacation, plan to eat at restaurants that are at least 50% off. Please check out the article below that will show you how!

How to Find Half Off Restaurants by Leslie E. Royal

Despite being mired in a stagnant economy where household budgets are being stretched, you can still enjoy a nice meal out without paying an arm and a leg. This means you don’t have to scrimp on a good time of enjoying life and dining out with friends and family. You can eat out for more than half off every day at delectable eateries throughout your city. Check out the daily deals on these websites.

Go to Groupon’s website. Serving over 44 countries in 500 markets, this company offers discounts of 50 percent to 90 percent off at area restaurants. Enter your city and click continue. Input your email address to get the deal of the day. Click the sign up key and enter brief information.

You will begin to receive emails daily with deals and discounts in your area. Link your social media to receive Facebook and Twitter feeds too. When you find a restaurant offer that you like, click on the link and purchase the certificate online. Either print out your voucher or show it to the restaurant server on your cell phone when it is time to pay. You are not obligated to use any of the offers, and can cancel the emails whenever you like.

Visit the LivingSocial website. Featured in several countries and many U.S. cities, this company spotlights daily restaurant deals up to 90 percent off. Enter your email address and city in which you reside, and click the sign-up key. When you see the deal of your choice, click buy now. Once you make the purchase, the following day, you will receive a link to print out the certificate.

Go to Scoutmob website. You will see a U.S. map highlighting the 20 cities in which it serves. Click on your city. The deal of the day will come up with how much time you have to buy. To purchase, click on the link. Enter your cell phone number and carrier name and click send, and the coupon will be sent to your phone and you show it to your restaurant server. You do not have to print out the coupon or pre-pay.

Go to website. Enter your zip code to see if you are in one of the 25 American cities that it serves, then click shop now. Next to the restaurant of your choice, select your desired gift certificate amount. Many can be purchased in several different increments. Enter the number of certificates you wish to purchase and click add to cart. Select either continue shopping or check out. Click create account and enter the information to register. After you have paid online, your certificate will be emailed to you to print out.

Go to KGB Deals website. This company offers discounts on dining in 30 cities in the U.S. Enter your city and click email me. You will receive daily restaurant deals. When you see one that you like, click on the link to buy it. Once you have made the purchase you will receive an email confirmation with a link. Click onto the link and print the voucher.


When planning your vacation, consider exotic locales that have All Inclusive Prices:
For example, St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands is a great place! Go to to check out the best prices! That’s my favorite website! Then go to to check out the ratings! That’s my favorite ratings website! Plus…. TripAdvisor gives you quotes from several travel websites in addition to Expedia! Please be sure to visit the U. S. Virgin Islands Tourism Board website so that you can find out great things to do when you get there! The link is : Please click on the link below to three all inclusive hotels in St. Thomas!,St.+Thomas+and+St.+John&adults=2&regionId=181550&amenities=30

About Leslie's Lane

Leslie E. Royal is an author, international freelance journalist, product review expert, social media influencer, global travel writer, speaker, media consultant and strategist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including: AAA Southern Traveler, ESSENCE,, Upscale, Upscale Living, The Ashro Blog,, Black Enterprise,, The Travel Bags with Annita Blog, and The Wall Street Journal. She is creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information brand and has penned two books: How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book for FREE with Amazon’s CreateSpace (Amazon $9.95) and Leslie’s Lane The Book! Your One Stop Internet Resource Guide to Links for Jobs, Inspiration, Discounts, FREE Stuff, Scholarships, Travel and More! (Amazon $14.95). Just click on this link to order the books: Follow her on social media at @LesliesLane.
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1 Response to Dec/Jan Leslie’s Lane: Jobs, FREE Stuff, Special Events, Creative Ideas, Etc.‏

  1. Clara DeLay says:

    I love “Leslie’s Lane!” So much great information!


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