Sunday, November 22, 2020

2020 Airplanes and Dragonflies - Christmas Gift Guide! - Novica Product Review and Giveaway! (Worldwide) Ends 12/10 #HolidayGiftGuide #GiftGuide



Novica helps artists from outside of the USA to sell their beautiful, well made, goods. They feature over $105.5 million sent to artisans so far! From jewelry to scarves, clothing to home decor and more, Novica is a great website to purchase unique gifts for your friends and family. I'd rather receive something from Novica for Christmas this year, then another gift card to some where that I never purchase things from.

Navy Blue Rainbow Stripe Cambaya Cloth Lined Face Masks, "Night Sky Rainbow"

Printed Face Mask and Headband Set from India, "Mesmerize"

With Covid going on, Novica also has has some beautiful face coverings for sale! I know, we all hate them! I know, that we'd all rather not wear them, believe me. But, we need to make sure that we have them on hand at all times.



There was a GREAT series on Netflix this fall about a fantastic female Chess player! Something tells me that your friends and family wouldn't mind receiving a beautiful Chess, Chinese Checkers, Dominoes, Mancala, or another wood (or other material) board game for the holidays!


 


I ordered and reviewed a beautiful Agate and lava stone beaded stretch bracelet, 'Quiet Volcano' and some fingerless mitts, 'Andean Sunrise' made of 100% alpaca. The bracelet isn't too big or too small, it fits perfectly and comfortably, not rough or too smooth. I love the colors! When I put it on, I instantly felt this energy from it. I have been feeling angry about losing my father in law and my father having stage four brain cancer. Chances are, my father will pass away sometime in December or January. He decided to forgo any life saving measures, chemo, etc. This bracelet has helped me feel more grounded and in control.

Details about the Agate and Lava Stone Beaded Stretch Bracelet: Inspired by the remnants of a sleeping volcano, Sang Ayu Sardiwati of Bhakti Senang Hati association crafts this striking bracelet. Lava stone and brown agate beads are skillfully strung to create a stretch bracelet. Lava stone is known in Indonesian culture to dissipate anger and to strengthen one's connection to Mother Earth.

Sang Ayu Sardiwati joined the foundation after obtaining a prosthetic leg as a result of a working accident when she was an adolescent. She uses her handcrafting skills as a therapeutic means of providing for her family.

The Fingerless Mitts are made of 100% alpaca! They are super soft, warm and comfortable. I am on my laptop and cell phone a lot. I also drive my kids to and from school, for now. As traveling back and forth to southern CA has been a must this year, so I'm not currently working, for now. Having warm wrists and fingers is a must. They were made in Peru!

Morning sunrise over Andean fields inspire the fresh new design of these alpaca wool long sleeve fingerless mitts. Fernando Cano creates vibrant patterns as he knits the mittens in shades of blue, orange, green and yellow. Alpaca wool has been prized in the Andean region for centuries thanks to its warm and lightweight fleece.

Check out Novica.com for ALL of your Holiday Gifts this year! Your family will be so happy with their gifts that you purchased for them. You can't buy these in stores either! You can also choose from which Region you want to purchase items from, or from which causes, from someone who has had Cancer, Adversity, and more!

GIVEAWAY!

Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form for a chance to Win a $50 Gift Code to use at Novica.com! Giveaway is open to Everyone Worldwide, 18 years of age or older. Giveaway will end on 12/10/2020.



Disclosure: I received a gift code to purchase items and review them in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The above opinions are mine and mine alone.

Friday, November 20, 2020

WeBop Family Jazz Party Streams on Saturday, Nov. 21st, with Sesame Street featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra!

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER’S

LATEST FAMILY PROGRAMS and OFFERINGS

Virtual WeBop Family Jazz Party

streams on Saturday, November 21

A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration digital album featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra  with Wynton Marsalis available now

Jazz at Lincoln Center continues its mission to introduce new generations to America’s greatest art form with two new programs aimed at family audiences: WeBop Family Jazz Party, a virtual New Orleans Jazz Jam, on Saturday, November 21; and A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration digital album featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, available now.

WeBop Family Jazz Party: A Virtual New Orleans Jazz Jam

Saturday, November 21 at 3:00p.m. EST, with re-stream dates and times on various time zones*

Suggested fee: $10.00

Visit jazz.org/webop for tickets and additional information.

Join us this fall for a virtual trip to the birthplace of jazz as the joyful sounds of the Crescent City fill your home. Dance, swing, play, and second line with the whole family to music from the WeBop Family Band. This fun, interactive 45-minute concert is recommended for families with children 8-months to 8-years-old, but all ages are welcome! Grab your homemade instruments and enjoy an afternoon of music, movement, and imagination!

*Re-stream Date & Times

• West Cost: Saturday, November 21 at 3:00p.m. PST / 6:00p.m. EST

• Australia: Sunday, November 22 at 3:00p.m. AEDT / 11:00p.m. EST (November 21)

• Europe: Sunday, November 22 at 3:00pm CET / 9:00a.m. EST (November  22)

A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration Digital Album

Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Available now on jazz.org/sesamestreet and all streaming platforms

On this digital album, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s fresh arrangements of classic Sesame Street songs reveal the timeless appeal of the program’s repertoire. Recorded in front of a sold-out audience at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, the concert assembles a star-studded lineup of Sesame Street characters —including Elmo, Abby, Big Bird, Bert & Ernie, and many more—to perform beloved tunes like “Rubber Duckie,” “I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon,” and "Elmo's Song."

No one is too young or too old to enjoy this hilarious, soulful, and joyous music—so be a part of our neighborhood and celebrate five decades of Sesame Street in swingin’ style.

About Jazz at Lincoln Center

The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich, and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy. We believe jazz is a metaphor for Democracy. Because jazz is improvisational, it celebrates personal freedom and encourages individual expression. Because jazz is swinging, it dedicates that freedom to finding and maintaining common ground with others. Because jazz is rooted in the blues, it inspires us to face adversity with persistent optimism.

2020 Airplanes and Dragonflies Christmas Gift Guide! - Monster Truck Championship Video Game Review and #Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 12/7 #HolidayGiftGuide #GiftGuide

 Choose from 18 different monster trucks!

Personalize your very own truck with over 50 customizable components!

Now available to purchase on PS4 and XBox One!

Available for the Nintendo Switch on November 24th!

Realistic monster truck simulation! From Las Vegas to Orlando, go head-to-head against experienced drivers in drag races and freestyle competitions! But, before you can pull off donuts, wheelies, and bicycles, you must first tune your truck to perfection. These machines are spectacular and impressive, yet highly technical to drive. The game faithfully reproduces all the unique demands of mastering these powerful trucks, including independent front and rear-wheel management, mass transfer anticipation in bends, and predicting bounces after jumps. Pre-order now and receive the Patriot pack, which includes 1 livery named Sergeant Chaos and 1 Monster Truck shape named Patriot.

My Review:

This game wasn't too hard to figure out. There's tutorial mode which explains to you how to do everything. I went into the practice to learn how to drive the truck around after I picked which one I wanted, and it was fun going off of ramps, flipping the truck upside down, ramming into stacks of tires, and more! There's also different driver views which is cool also when you're flipping upside down. I hope to actually progress more, race, and add some really cool stuff to my monster truck! I can't wait! Especially right now with everything going on in this crazy world, it's a nice escape. Even if it's only for a little while.


GIVEAWAY!

Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form for a chance to Win your own Game Code for "Monster Truck Championship" for either the PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, or XBox One! Open to residents in All 50 U.S. States, 18 years of age or older. Giveaway ends 12/7/2020.


Disclosure: I received a code from Homerun PR to download the Monster Truck Championship game onto our Nintendo Switch. No other compensation was received or exchanged for my post.

Get Inside Adam Sandler’s Comedy Magic in First Trailer for "Adam Sandler: Funny Guy” on Amazon Prime! #AdamSandler #AdamSandlerMovies #funnymovies


Get Inside Adam Sandler’s Comedy Magic in First Trailer for 
"Adam Sandler: Funny Guy”

Critics may not always love Adam Sandler, but fans sure do. The boy from Brooklyn did not need showbiz connections to become a global superstar. Sandler has left his comedic mark on three decades of stage, screen, and song.

Adam’s lasting appeal has earned more than $2 billion at the box office. TV audiences got to know him as a writer and performer on SNL during the early ‘90s. Forty-four films include Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), The Waterboy (1998), The Wedding Singer (1998), Big Daddy (1999), Mr. Deeds (2002), 50 First Dates (2004), The Longest Yard (2005), Click (2006), Grown Ups (2010), Just Go With It (2011), Grown Ups II (2013), Blended (2014) and Murder Mystery (2019), that achieved the biggest opening weekend for a film in the company’s history (source: Netflix).

Adam Sandler remains a consistent favorite among fans who are comforted that they will always have a good time. Get the inside story on this fascinating actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, husband, father, and forever FUNNY GUY.

The feature-length biography ‘Adam Sandler: Funny Guy’ is now available on Amazon Prime. https://amzn.to/2IS9xcX

Directed by Danielle Winter, produced by Dana Webber, ‘Adam Sandler: Funny Guy’ is distributed by Legacy Distribution.

Check out this NEW Artist, Meg Toohey! Her Voice is Amazing!

Singer-Songwriter Meg Toohey Gives a Shout Out to Kids in the Age of COVID with ‘I Wish I Could Go Back’

This year has been tough for everyone — but especially so for teenagers having to miss out on fun school activities and milestones due to the pandemic. On November 19, singer-songwriter Meg Toohey releases “I Wish I Could Go Back,” a shout out to all of the high school kids who have seen their football games, their proms, their graduations, and their good times sidelined by COVID-19.

In the track, Toohey paints a picture of teenage Americana — and offers up a snapshot of the myriad of firsts today’s students must go without, from innocently riding around in beat-up cars to being able to “hug hello and kiss goodbye” or just hang out under the bleachers at a school football game. She outlines the wistful feeling that permeates everyone as we move forward through this moment: “I Wish I Could Go Back.” 

The single comes as a followup to her tribute to fellow Waitress cast member Nick Cordero, who died from complications due to COVID-19. Since then “Lucky Streak” featuring Sara Bareilles been downloaded over 300k times and was featured on The Today Show, CBS This Morning and The Talk.

Toohey’s career as a singer/songwriter continues to bloom, and she and her bandmates from “Waitress” — including Sara Bareilles — recently played a virtual streaming concert from Rockwood Music Hall. With the success of the show, they have another upcoming concert already booked.

After a lifetime of making music, Toohey is just getting started.

Meg Toohey's voice is amazing! To me, she sounds like an early Norah Jones, but more country! I love it! I can't wait to hear more from her!

Listen to “I Wish I Could Go Back” below:


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