2018 The Winter Issue of True Vivant Magazine is officially published

* The Winter Issue of True Vivant Magazine is officially published!! This keepsake magazine is made with love. Filled with powerful remedies and lifestyle tips to help you live your best life.

*Please Join me on today for a Facebook Live to celebrate the launch. You will have to opportunity to ask me questions, etc. Plus, we are looking for contributors and advertisers for our Spring Issue. All will be discussed on the Facebook Live.

* Join me at 1pm est on Friday 23rd.

Join The Live:https://www.facebook.com/TrueVivantMagazine/

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Purchase the magazine today!

True Vivant Magazine is an expression of love for life and the art of living simply.






Become a Contributor For Our 2018 Spring Issue of True Vivant Magazine

ATTENTION*** All True Vivant Followers & Viewers.

The official issue for is will be released on 01.26.18 .  Until then, it’s time to plan for our 2018 Spring Issue of True Vivant Magazine!!!! I am so excited, BUT WAIT!!! I need my squad, my contributors, my artists, and fellow bloggers.  Do you have amazing blog posts, products, videos, and art paintings for the season of roses, pollen, and flip-flops?  Then you are exactly who we need! I want to feature your creations in my next issue and there is no catch. You do not have to pay anything, but you can serve up a pie full of creativity just for #SPRING! P.S. You and your content will get more exposure.

Want to join the list of many who are contributing?

Do the following:

*Tell me why you would like to be featured. (If you are a company, influencer, paint artists or blogger).

*The subjects you would like to cover related to Spring.




Stay on the lookout




What is an appropriate age to start dating in 2018?

Are you interested in finally stepping into the dating scene? Well, here is the REAL truth about dating and the appropriate age. Your parents might dread this day, but these conversations must be had.

Convo Vs. Convo is about having conversations we all want to have but don’t. Especially with our Mothers! The most vital relationship is the connection between a mother and her daughter, because that the world is evolving, and with the latest revelations of sexual abuse, political debates, healthcare laws, plus the uncertainty of oneself can really cause a dangerous shift in the way we communicate. This is why, as mother and daughter we are sharing our different views, from one generation to another! With both perspectives on topics that have been locked away in the hidden vault, we will show you a different method of communication. #ConvoVs.Convo🔥

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How to Personalize Your Shopping List Under $20 for 2018

The Shocking Truth Most Retailers Don’t Want You to Know.

What are your favorites things? Some of us like to lavish in bath bombs, decadent chocolates, or creating a personal oasis. Sometimes, the best form of therapy is retail therapy, but what about shopping for what we truly need? Yep! I am talking about those moments when you are in the mall or department store and you purchased the essential items on your shopping list, but something else catches your eye. The bright side is you seized the moment and got what you wanted, but when reality kicks in, you are left saying “WHAT IN THE WORLD DID I DO?”

Sound familiar?


Our Reaction at the Cash Register

Ok, enough with the torture and reminiscing, let me clue you into my number one method for shopping on a budget. Personally, I believe in shopping for timeless pieces, either if its clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, or household items. So my destination for all of these items on my list is not Amazon, even though I LOVE IT! Not eBay, Ross for Less, or Walmart. It’s ETSY!!!! Etsy is my personal platform for all things handmade and  I love that some of the items can be customized to suit your style. Since winter is upon us like whipped cream on hot cocoa, it’s time to crank out the extra winter gear, scarfs, and of course the infamous Yankee Candles.

However, what if I told you that you can make an average soy candle, smell just like a Yankee Candle without spending 20 dollars? Yes indeed, getting your money’s worth should be a priority, this is why most consumers are supporting small businesses on several merchant platforms, instead of the big brick and mortar stores. Just think, the hundreds you are spending could be invested in a timeless experience.  

So, here is another alternative to Yankee Candles, without the high price tag.

These are the candles that I received from The Retro Armadillo:


The candles sold in The Retro Armadillo mercantile are 100 percent handmade with you in mind and they even allow you to personalize each candle to your liking. I myself have received and personalized my own Retro Armadillo candles with warm toasty scents reminding me of the outdoors. Since it’s cold and windy out, why don’t you light some candles in your house too? But, WHAT! Before you decide to purchase please let me show you my first impressions of these candles. As a frugal shopper myself, I like to invest in a product that is in my budget, and the quality is top notch. Like I said before, you don’t want to be regretful, and left saying “WHAT IN THE WORLD DID I DO?” Now that we are on the same page, let’s get to the video!



This is my review tutorial and first impressions of the candles:


The candles in this video were provided by The Retro Armadillo. Below is a description of each candle and instructions for us. Shopping time!!



Fresh Cotton Soy Wax Melt Current Price $4.90, You Save $2.10 (30%)

Fresh Cotton Soy Wax Melt - $7.00 USD

Fresh Cotton Soy Wax Melt – $7.00 USD

Via: etsy.com


Description via Retro Armadillo Etsy page: “The Retro Armadillo soy wax melts are hand-poured all-natural soy melts in a clamshell container. Each soy wax melt is created from 100 percent American-grown soybeans. These highly-scented soy wax melts are a safe way to fill your room with fragrance without the worry of a flame! Each package of melts is about two ounces of wax and comes with six cubes that easily pop out of their mold. If we do not have a scent listed that you are interested in, let us know and we can find a scent that fits you perfectly.** Melting Instructions **Pop out 1-2 cubes and place it on top of your warmer. As the wax melts, the fragrance is released throughout the room. You can continue to use these soy melts for up to ten hours per cube or until they lose their scent.”

*My Thoughts: The Fresh Cotton Mini Melts is very convenient and the small cubes can be placed in your candles to create more wax or candle burners. I specifically chose the fresh cotton scent, because it is a year-round scent and no matter the season change, the fresh cotton scent will never go out of style.




Mulled Cider & Chestnuts Soy Candle

Current Price $7.00+, You save $3.00 (30%)

Mulled Cider & Chestnuts Soy Candle - $10.00 USD


Mulled Cider & Chestnuts Soy Candle – $10.00 USD

Via: etsy.com


Description via Retro Armadillo Etsy page: “The Retro Armadillo soy candles are hand-poured all-natural soy candles in an 8 oz and 13 oz glass mason jar. Each soy wax candle is created from 100 percent American grown soybeans. The Retro Armadillo uses cotton-braided wicks that are lead & zinc free that burn for 50+ hours. If we do not have a scent listed that you are interested in, let us know and we will do everything we can to find a scent that fits you perfectly.”

*My Thoughts: All throughout the holiday season, the mulled cider & chestnuts soy candle made every day feel like Christmas an Thanksgiving. The authentic bittersweet scent of mulled cider extends an exquisite aroma that gives off a hint of apple cinnamon with a little nuttiness from the chestnut. It sounds like I’m describing a dessert. Yummy!


Pumpkin Spice Soy Candle Current Price $7.00+, You save $3.00 (30%)


Pumpkin Spice Soy Candle - $10.00 USD

Pumpkin Spice Soy Candle – $10.00 USD

Via: etsy.com


Description via Retro Armadillo Etsy page: “The Retro Armadillo soy candles are hand-poured all-natural soy candles in an 8 oz and 13 oz glass mason jar. Each soy wax candle is created from 100 percent American grown soybeans. The Retro Armadillo uses cotton braided wicks that are lead & zinc free that burn for 50+ hours. If we do not have a scent listed that you are interested in, let us know and we will do everything we can to find a scent that fits you perfectly.”

*My Thoughts: The Pumpkin Spice Soy Candle is simply delicious. This may sound terrible, but I’m going for it! Let’s say your in-laws are visiting and you know that cooking is not in your DNA. Just light the Pumpkin Spice Soy Candle and everyone will think you are a Parisian baker. This is a perfect candle that will make your home warm and festive in the winter and fall. P.S. If you want to light it up in the summer and spring do it.

Make yourself happy! Now quality has a seven dollar price tag attached to it, but it’s the experience that will be worth millions!The Retro Armadillo specializes in a variety of soy candles, so get jolly with aromas for the seasons. Visit: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRetroArmadillo Today!



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2018 For True Vivant is going to be amazing!!!!!

Greetings to all who follow TrueVivant.com!

I would first like to say thank you!!!!!  Thank you so much for giving me inspiration and going on this beautiful journey with me. This year, we will be kicking it up a notch! You the readers, the TrueVivant blog followers, and my fellow bloggers will be giving the chance to be apart of a new project alongside me. If you would like to know more, please contact me or comment on this post. P.S. there is no catch and you don’t have to dish out any coins.  However, you can get more exposure for your articles, photos, recipes, and much more.


Who will receive the first #GoldenTicket? It’s up to you!!!


Ok, it’s time to get back to writing……