About NewLaurie
Joined February 2016
Hello, WA Community!

I am a 49 years old empty nester, happily married, and mother to two grown daughters who are independent, and two doggie-girls who aren't.

Update: I'm now a grandmother (it's heartwarming, but hard on personal vanity when a little one calls you "Gramma"!).

I live in Vancouver, Canada, where I have owned a health food manufacturing business with my husband since the '90's. We focus on diabetic-friendly and keto bakery items, and sell to chains across Canada.

In my previous life before business, I modeled locally and worked as a sales consultant at a weight loss center. Then, I went in search of larger commissions and became a realtor (which I ended up hating).

I love to research (yup - nerdy that way), write, shop (especially online), exercise, play and EAT!

Thanks for stopping by - say hello and introduce yourself!

- Laurie
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CFisk1 Premium
Hi Laurie,
I’m also a grand parent. My 12 grandchildren call me Poppy. I also have 2 great grandchildren. I’m new to WA so I need lots of guidance in building websites. I want to thank you for helping me on a question I just recently had on inserting a link of one of my blogs to a comment section. You and LouiseBT helped me. I followed you so I hope you will do the same and follow me. Thanks again and have a blessed day.
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NewLaurie Premium
Glad to help, Charles!
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TCH60 Premium
HI Laurie!
"Age is just a number" - BUT, I know what you mean. That number takes on a new meaning when a little one calls you Gramma/Grandpa lol

We're here to give new meaning to other numbers too - our bank account numbers!

All the best in your endeavors,
Tom
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NewLaurie Premium
Tom - I admire your ability to reinvent yourself and make such huge changes in your life. Many people often think about such moves, but lack the initiative and courage to do so.

If you can do something like that, you an do just about anything!
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TCH60 Premium
Thank you so much Laurie!

I don't think I've heard such a kind reply before! :-)

Blessings!
Tom
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Mike177 Premium
Hi, Laurie-
It looks as if you are doing great! Ranked 41!! Wow. I've just been doing this for about 3 weeks and am very glad to see that you're doing so well. It gives me encouragement.
Next time you are outside, just look south. You might be able to see me. I'm in the S F Bay area. Just wave and I'll wave back.
All the best.
Mike
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NewLaurie Premium
I'll head out on my back deck and give you a wave, Mike!
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Mike177 Premium
I can almost see you but those darn trees in Oregon keep getting in the way.
Cheers!
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Bojo13 Premium
Hi Laurie,
Great profile. We have a lot in common. I have had previous businesses as well and did the real estate thing too for awhile. it's definitely not exactly as advertised. Lol. I am now following my fellow Vancity girl! Much energy thrown your way for huge success.

John
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NewLaurie Premium
Hello fellow Vancouverite - it's great to meet you!
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Hey Laurie, nice to meet you. Thanks for commenting on my first (incredibly brief) blog post and your offer to help, it's much appreciated. I have two daughters too (23 and 17) and I have repeatedly told both of them that, should they choose to have children in anything like the near future, those children are to call me "Mo," period (I'm 55, lol).

Looking forward to getting to know you better and picking your brains for help.
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NewLaurie Premium
"Mo" - I love it! I wish I had come up with something clever like that!

It's so nice to meet you, Maureen - stay in touch.
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wildgeese Premium
Hi just thought I'd introduce myself. As well an ex in lots of things I am an ex chef too and I'm diabetic for my sins.
I still cook and still get surprised looks when people eat my food with the little twists I create in them.
When I tell them they find it hard to believe me.
Anyway I just thought I would say "hi"
Steve
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NewLaurie Premium
Hey Steve - it's so nice to hear from you!
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PPeveto Premium
I just have to say you don't look 49.
maybe 30, not trying to flatter you. I have respect for people who are in marriages, I am 51 but I have never felt my age. Someday I hope to have a wife of your stature. Glad to make your acquaintance :) And I think it's amazing what you do for so many people! I am getting close to the Ambassador mark 960 rank. :)
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NewLaurie Premium
Well thank you, kind gentleman!
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ElaineR1 Premium
Hi Laurie,

Just joined last week. You have helped me on the chat before thank you.

Needless to say being a newbie, I have a ton to learn. I have purchased a domain, but haven't built a website yet. I am really stuck trying to figure out what theme I want as well as what kind I need.

I know there are posts on the subject, but I haven't found one that really clears up the confusing process of sifting through all the choices. I don't know what it is I need to know! (If that makes any sense!). Thoughts?

Elaine
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NewLaurie Premium
Hi Elaine,

My experience has been that matching a theme to my website vision required experimenting ... lots of it.

I installed a number of themes I thought might work, and tried each one on for size (using the "live preview" and poking around).

It was a cumbersome process, but I feel it's really the only way to find the right fit. The themes vary quite a bit in their look, options and function.

Like shopping for jeans - It's really just a matter of trying them on.
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zafady Premium
Yes, I think I need some feedback on it.. I want my wesbite to have a few landing pages to get attention first then redirect to an appropriate post which I have to start writing.. I am in the content business so there is a problem of plenty - I want to zero in on WHY a user would want to read/listen to that particular book..!!
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mrresourcefu Premium
Hi Laurie, i love the best SF show in the world, StarTrek, always have and hopefully one day will see a message from out beyond? I mean it is not secret to the real people of the world we are certainly not alone, cept in our own bodies and hearts, by the way you are a very beautiful woman, have not fear i am married and 80 years old but i know and when i see beauty i gotta say something. Regards Frank Perrella aka mrresourcefu i didn't get to add the L cause the system would not let me. (;-0)
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NewLaurie Premium
It's nice to meet you, Frank! Good luck with your projects!
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JM80525 Premium
I've been with WA for over two years (including an almost two year hiatus) and am just now getting around to following the top 200 with the wholly selfish intent of learning from you. Talk about procrastination! I'll try not to make too much of a fool of myself.

Best wishes for your WA success!
Joe
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NewLaurie Premium
Good to meet you, Joe! ... Glad to help if I can! :)
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RonFrey Premium
Hi Laurie

I read somewhere within the hoards of info available to us here at WA that it is good practice to follow the top 200 members as the chance of learning something from them is pretty good.

I have thus taken the liberty of following you.

Anyway, I do wish you success in your online business endevours and hope to see you mingling around the WA community.

Cheers
Ron
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NewLaurie Premium
Hi Ron,

It's good to hear from you! I'll certainly help if I can!
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tedcrisell Premium
I LIKE WHAT YOU LIKE.
I LIKE YOGA,
I MEDITATE,
I HAVE ALMOST DIED 11 TIMES,
I WAS ACTIVE IN POLITICS FOR YEARS AND MAKE MANY MOVIES,
I HELP LOTS OF KIDS AROUND THE WORLD!

GOD BLESS...
YOU ARE GREAT...
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORKS....
HOPE YOU GOT A LITTLE LAUGH!

THEO
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NewLaurie Premium
Okay. You said a mouthful!
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tedcrisell Premium
YUP.
IN NO WAY MEANT TO OFFEND BUT TO HOPEFULLY CREATE SOME LAUGHS!

GOD BLESS!

THEO
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tedcrisell Premium
i hope a mouthful is good?!
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Johnpavich Premium
Well hello fellow Vancouverite , ha ha . That's Vancouver canada right ?
Anyway thought I would follow you cause your in my town .
You also own a health food manufacturing business.

I've been taking vitamins since I was 19 yrs old and frequent health food stores.

I would be very interested in what your manufacturing cause my site deals with health, I guess yours does also.

Anyway maybe we could have a coffee or lunch one day as we obviously have a common interest it might be fun.

Have a great day !
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NewLaurie Premium
Well hello, neighbour! ... I’ll message you privately.
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Johnpavich Premium
Okay !
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wendyk Premium
Hi Laurie! I loved your post about planning a funeral. It is nice to meet you.
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NewLaurie Premium
Hi Wendy - thanks; nice to meet you, too!
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hi, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate premium. You made a great choice and I'm sure you will get a lot out of the training here.
If you need any help, don't be afraid to ask. There are tons of people here that will assist you in any problems that you have. If you would like to connect with me you can follow me at my profile here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/Andrew-74 feel free to ask me anything!

Take a look at my tips for making the most of your Wealthy Affiliate membership here: I wish you the best of success!

Andrew
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AriefWibowo Premium
Welcome to the premium!
You are going to love your stay in here.

We have tons of great resources. Use them well.
Just ask if you need any help!
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Delighted1 Premium
Hey Laurie welcome to WA premium. Enjoy the training and I hope you achieve all your goals
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laurenjean Premium
Lovely to meet you Laurie. Welcome to WA! We share the same interests in healthy living & gentle exercise. Will check out your website asap.
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Franco52 Premium
Welcome to WA NewLaurie & congratulations on going premium. You have just made the best decision you could make to help you succeed in your online business. Plugin to the training, complete the exercises, participate in discussions, build your network, & above all ask a lot of questions. Here you have a wealth of experienced business owners eager & willing to help you succeed. Best of Luck to you!!!!
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BigMook Premium
Hello! And welcome aboard! Best of luck to you and your online success :)
- Stephen (aka Big Mook)
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Kyle Premium
Laurie, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Laurie.
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mrwalt01 Premium
Congrats for upgrading to premium. I wish you continued success here at WA and I look forward to seeing you at the top.

Sean
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ChrisTowers Premium
Hello and good morning.... just passing by to wish you a warm welcome to Wealthy Affiliate...

I hope you find your feet and get settled into the community ok and you find the training modules easy to follow...

Let me know if you need anything.. and best of luck!

Chris
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DonTerry Premium
Hi Laurie, Welcome to WA!! We are a great community of people helping one another to achieve financial freedom!!
If you need anything feel free to reach out to me!
Warm Regards
Don
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?". lol

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back at me! :)
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MikeLong Premium
That seems reasonable !
Welcome Laurie !
Regards !
Mike
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