Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Gift a Vita Mia Los Angeles Soy Candle to Someone You Love This Holiday and Let Its Scent Spark Treasured Memories and Offer Up Relaxing Moments to Make New Ones (Review) #vitamia

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.




One of my favorite things to gift and receive for the holidays (and even birthdays) is a candle.  There is someone about taking the lid off a candle and smelling it that brings a sense of calm and peace over you.  Maybe it is because you know that once you light the candle it will not only burn light, but will release a wonderful fragrant smell through your house that relaxes the mind, body and soul.  I know that when I am feeling stressed or are looking for a way to just get centered or clear my head, I can light a scented candle, and a few minutes later, it brings about a calming effect.  Who knew that candles could be so powerful?  

Do you have a favorite candle scent or brand?  I usually gravitate towards to seasonal scents, as it seems to spark memories of my childhood and years past just by smelling a particular scent.  For fall, I can't get enough of apple or pumpkin spiced candles, and for Christmas I absolutely love pine and sugar cookie scents. Ahhh, just thinking about those candle scents gets me thinking of cherished family memories, and wanting to light a candle just to fill the air with those scents, as I watch the flame flicker and sway about.

Recently, I had the opportunity to try a new to me candle brand, Vita Mia Los Angeles.  What drew me to this candle brand was their mission and philosophy -- "to celebrate life because every moment is extraordinary and every person is unique."  



Our clean burning candle is paraffin free, phthalate free, and sulfate free. The decadent aroma of apple is complemented by brown sugar and cinnamon

I couldn't agree more, and love not only how their candle they sent me smells, but it comes in a beautiful box with a black ribbon, and the candle jar is oh so stylish and looks great on my end table in the living, or burning in the bathroom while I enjoy a long soak after a busy week.  


Each scent is associated with fresh and natural scents. All products are toxic free, clean burning, and 100% soy for a safer, healthier, and long-lasting experience.

I was sent their Apple Cinnamon Harvest 100% soy scented candle, which is made in the USA, and LOVE LOVE LOVE how it smells.  It reminds of apple picking with my family at the nearby apple orchard, and then coming home to bake fresh apple cider donuts or warm apple nut bread together with my girls.  Fall is my favorite time of the year because I love the leaves putting on a beautiful show, changing colors and then falling to the ground.  I do a lot of baking this time of year, too, as we usually go a few times to apple pick and I am left with lots of apples to turn into delicious treats for my family to enjoy.  When I first lit this candle, I couldn't get over the sweet apple cinnamon scents that filled the air in a matter of moments.  Even my girls came in the room to see if I was baking something.  They said it smelled amazing, and were shocked that this small candle was able to make the room smell like fall.  


Even now that fall is coming to end and winter will be knocking at our door soon with soon and colder temps, I still reaching for my Vita Mia Apple Cinnamon Harvest candle to light and enjoy the wonderful apple cinnamon harvest scent.  It is so relaxing to just sit and take in the wonderful scent of this soy based candle, and think back on the great fall memories we have experienced this year and in years past. Funny how a candle can spark memories just with its scent.  That is why I love gifting and receiving candles as I love remembering all the great times with family and friends, and being able to hold onto those memories as I go through my day.  




Create new memories. Cherish old memories. Inspire self-care and self-love with Vita Mia.

If you are struggling to find the perfect gift to gift those close to you, why not head on over to the Vita Mia website and browse their selection of 100% soy scented candles. Maybe a scent with spark a memory for you of a special time with a family member or friend. Or, maybe there is a scent that someone you love loves?  Candles always make a great gift idea -- come on, you can't have too many candles!!!! And, after experiencing Vita Mia Los Angeles candles for myself, I can't wait to buy more, and also gift some to family and friends this holiday season. 

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert DVD Collection from Time Life is a Must Own for True Rock & Roll Fans -- Includes the Biggest Names in Rock! (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.







If you or someone you love can't get enough of Rock and Roll music, then do I have the perfect holiday gift for you...Time Life's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert.  This is the biggest and best video music collection that Time Life has put together, and features so many great artists from 2018 and 2019 including Bon Jovi, Stevie Nicks, The Cars, The Zombies, and even Def Leppard.  And if that wasn't enough, this DVD collection contains some amazing once in a lifetime collaborations between artists like U2 with Mick Jagger and "Gimmie Shelter" or "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and Billy Joel.  

You can't help but want to rock out, and sing and dance along to these amazing artists and their top rock and roll hits, when you pop of the three DVDs from this Time Life collection into your DVD player.  And, once you are done watching these three concert DVDs, you are in for another treat as this collection also includes a FREE bonus DVD, the complete 25th Anniversary Rock & ROll Hall of Fame Concerts on 3 DVDs.  This Emmy award-winning 3-DVD celebration alone is a must own for any Rock & Roll fan.  From Mick Jagger, to B.B. King and Paul Simon and even Crosby, Stills & Nash, the best concerts of all time are now in one collection to be enjoyed time and time again.

I have been enjoying reliving some of the great concerts from rock & roll legends, some who sadly are not with us anymore.  Even more girls are getting a taste of what real music is like when they sit and listen to the music.  With the holidays fast approaching, why not take the guess work out of get those are hard to shop people on your list, or splurge and treat yourself to this amazing, must own DVD collection.  Get it today by visiting https://timelife.com/products/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-in-concert.  Then, get ready to enjoy some amazing concerts that should be watched time and time again, as they always remain pure gold.


More about this DVD collection:

"Each year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors rock music’s greats during a prestigious black-tie ceremony. These induction ceremonies—featuring the biggest names in classic rock from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s—have become nearly as epic as the artists they celebrate. Across 10 DVDs, ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME IN CONCERT brings together the very best performances from 34 years of induction ceremonies – over 33 hours of incredible entertainment, along with poignant reunions, one-of-a-kind collaborations, moving and often hilarious induction speeches! 


Featuring 201 total performances, on ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME IN CONCERT, you’ll be treated to unforgettable performances by the likes of AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick, Chicago, ELO, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Mick Jagger, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul McCartney, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Prince, R.E.M., Paul Simon, Simon and Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Sting, James Taylor and U2. Classic rock aficionados will thrill to the once-in-a-lifetime on-stage collaborations including "Born To Run" – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band and Billy Joel, "Gimme Shelter" – U2 with Mick Jagger, Fergie and will.i.am, "The Weight" – The Band with Eric Clapton, "Teach Your Children" – Crosby, Stills & Nash with James Taylor and Emmylou Harris and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" – Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison and Prince.
 
And the biggest and best video music collection Time Life has ever produced is now bigger and better than ever with 22 performances from 2018 and 2019 that have never been available before by artists including Bon Jovi, The Cars, Def Leppard, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, The Moody Blues and more! Also included in this set is a free 3 DVD bonus collection: the complete 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts an Emmy® award-winning celebration called “the best concerts ever”; it also includes a 36-page Rolling Stone Magazine souvenir booklet commemorating these shows. (Available exclusively at Time Life.com; $119.96)"

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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Relive the Laughs and Great Comedic Acts of the #1 Comedy Show in the 90's with RUSSELL SIMMONS’ DEF COMEDY JAM COLLECTION from Time Life -- This 12-DVD Set Makes a Great Gift, Too! (Review)

 Disclosure: I was provided with a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.



Were you a fan of Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, which aired on HBO back in the 90's?  I remember watching this variety comedy show for the first time with my oldest brother and laughing so hard I was crying.  I used to like staying up past midnight on Friday and Saturdays as that meant all the good talk shows were on, followed by comedy stand up shows.  But once they started to air Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam in the winter of 1992, I made a point to tune in each Friday at midnight.  Even when I went off to college a couple years later, I made a point to keep my Fridays at midnight free so that I could watch this show.  I remember having all my dorm floor mates in my room on Friday nights watching this show and laughing along with me.  We were introduced to so many great up and coming comedians like Tiffany Haddish, Tracy Morgan, Steve Harvey and Bernie Mac.  Whenever a comedian took to the stage on their show you knew you were in for non-stop laughs for their set.  

Years later when I get together with college friends or chat with them online, we always get to talking about our Friday nights and how we used to watch Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam together.  It made studying for exams and getting through college drama easier and with lots of laughs.  And, now all these years later, I can relive all the great laughs and comedic stand up routines thanks to Time Life releasing the Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam DVD Collection.  This DVD collection contains 12 DVDs in total and features all 36 full length episodes that spanned 9 years.  You get over 23 hours of non-stop laughs from the best of the best in comedy, as well as a bonus episode of "2 Raw 4 TV".  

My husband had never seen this show, so I had to change that this past weekend.  After the girls were in bed, I put on the first of 12 DVDs of the Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam DVD collection to watch.  As soon as the first comedian took to the stage we were both laughing uncontrollably.  I found myself laughing like I did back in college, almost in tears.  All the content and jokes the comedians were telling were still relevant to today and were delivered in such a way, you couldn't sit up and take notice of these talented comedians. Each and every joke and punch line was delivered with skill and none every fell flat.   My husband and I ended up watching a few hours of the first DVD that night, and have been watching a few episodes each night since.  We plan to watch all 12 DVDs together, and know that when the girls go to bed, we are ready to unwind and laugh until we cry, thanks to the Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam DVD Collection from Time Life.

If you watched Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam on Friday nights at midnight in the 90's, why not pick up this 12-DVD collection and relive those laughs and great stand up comedic acts once again?  This DVD collection also makes for a great gift idea for fans of comedy, or those needing a good laugh or way to unwind after long, work days.  You can't go wrong with the Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam DVD collection -- it will remind you why this comedy show was #1 in the 90's, and why so many of the comedians on the show are still around and crushing it with their jokes today.

More about this DVD collection:



"Time Life delivers RUSSELL SIMMONS’ DEF COMEDY JAM COLLECTION, the dopest, deffest DVD collection hailing from the smash-hit HBO series, a showcase for some of the biggest names in comedy – from Dave Chappelle and Kevin Hart to Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock and more! This iconic TV series gets the award-winning Time Life boxed set treatment with an epic 12-disc set featuring 36 of the best episodes from all 9 Seasons, a bonus DVD of Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer Present: All Star Comedy Jam, and a 24-page Def Comedy Jam collector’s booklet!
 
When Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam premiered on HBO in the winter of 1992, the nation’s cool kids took notice. The “for mature audiences only” show aired Fridays at midnight, leading legions of college students and young adults to exit the clubs and finds TVs — or not go out at all — so they could catch a half-hour glimpse of the would-be stars who made them laugh, and the hip-hop stars and superstar athletes who were in the studio audience. Def Comedy Jam would go on to become one of HBO’s earliest mega-hits, and by the late ’90s it was the #1 comedy show to ever air on pay TV and cable. In fact, no other modern-day comedy tour or series can boast a run so successful that dozens of its denizens were skyrocketed from regional obscurity to international superstardom, including Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Tiffany Haddish, Tracy Morgan, Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac, and Kevin Hart.

Now, Time Life delivers this smash series to comedy lovers everywhere with a 12-disc DVD set featuring the very best episodes from the biggest, groundbreaking, star-making comedy show of all time! Included in the jam-packed set are 36 episodes across all nine history-making seasons — over 23 hours of non-stop laughs from comedy giants such as Bill Bellamy, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Earthquake, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Queen Latifah, Martin Lawrence, Bernie Mac, Tracy Morgan, Chris Tucker, Sheryl Underwood, Damon Wayans, Jr., and so many more! Aside from far too many celebrity cameos to mention, the set also includes a bonus episode of “2 Raw 4 TV,” which speaks for itself. (Available exclusively on Time Life; $99.95)"

 Disclosure: I was provided with a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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