Monday, May 27, 2019

"Ugly" Pajamas Giveaway!!

I am all about comfort. At home, I live in lounge wear and PJs, literally. If I am in regular clothes, I am on my way out of the house. So, obviously, comfort is my main objective. However, I do still want to look cute and as stylish as possible. So I love PJs that have a fun design on them.

For over-the-top adorable PJs, UglyChristmasSweater is my go to. The have so many fabulous themes, and I adore onesies. They have lounge pants, too, for when I want something cooler. Both are soft and cozy. The epitome of comfort.

Now, I may be into soft clothes, but I'm not "soft", even in my hooded onesie, I am a gangster. So, naturally, these Wu-Tang logo designs were perfect for me. I love them. I can feel hard and soft at the same time. Wu-Tang Nation, represent!

Wu Tang Clan Logo Toss Pajama Union jumpsuitWu Tang Clan Logo Lounge Pants

There are so many other fabulous styles, too, like Star Wars, A Christmas Story, and Home Alone. Really, every pair awakens my inner nerd, and I want them all. I know you will, too. Luckily for you, UglyChristmasSweater has been awesome enough to give away a pair (winner's choice) to one of my readers. Just enter below for your chance to win. Good luck.

*Although I received these items at no cost to facilitate a review, all opinions are 100% my own.*

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Spring Sprucing

Spring has sprung and the spring cleaning has begun. But what about spring sprucing? What good is it to clean up a house that is run down and looking drab and do nothing about the house itself? Our home is not even that old, but it is already in need of a tune up.

The main areas that are often the most noticeably in need of attention are the walls (of course), any kicks, holes, chipped paint, etc. The yard, weeds, dead grass, askew stones or bed liners, etc. doors and cabinets, nicks, loose or missing knobs, etc. And of course, the roof, missing shingles, wear and tear, dips or sunken areas.

Just revamping some of these problem areas can make a home go from drab to fab. Seriously, it is amazing what a little Spackle and a fresh coat of paint can do to transform a room. The cabinets we have had ceramic knobs, and they must have been subpar quality, because the ceramic at the base cracks or the glue (or whatever it is) just disintegrates or whatever so the knob just slide off the metal piece, because they are not attached in any significant way.

So I am replacing all of the knobs on all of our cabinets. The old ones were boring, too. just plain white and round. I will be getting something fun this time, maybe antique brass looking, with a embossed design or something similar. Something distinctive, but still timeless and not too gaudy.

I am going to redo the "flower beds", where the bushes are. The bushes are all half dead and not symmetrical. I plan to plant a few food plants. Herbs and vegetables only, probably, since most fruits take so long to grow. Although a strawberry plant would be good. And I am going to get some lawn feeder to take care of the patchy spots.

Most of the sprucing projects are things that I can do myself. But I do know to get help when I need it, so I don't make a small problem into a big problem. Thankfully, I do most of the fixing in our home, so I don't have a hubby that would decide to "fix" us into a bigger problem either.

So what do I do for those jobs that are too much for us? I call a professional. There is no shame in letting someone who knows what they are doing be the one to do it. Like for the roof (we have a dip and just a general "raggedy" look due to a few hurricanes) we are going to have Westchase Roofing take a look. I'm thinking asphalt shingles will give us the result we want.

Besides just the fact that they know what they are doing and we don't, we picked Westchase roofing because they believe in one-on-one relationships with their customers. It's very rare, in today's world, that a company actually takes the time to get to know their customers and truly values them. That is something that my husband and I value.

So this spring, clean of you want, but don't forget to spruce. It will make your home feel like it's brand new, and give you a renewed passion for WANTING to spring clean, which is almost an impossible feat. Do what you can with what you know, and let a professional do the rest. Enjoy your "new" home.

Difference Between Mini vs Regular Dental Implants

While eating hard to chew food, you felt something was wrong. You chewed on something hard and then realized that it was not the food you are eating. You checked your teeth in front of a mirror and began to freak out because your front tooth was cracked. You know those front teeth are very important not only for cutting food but also to your appearance. Losing them can make you look old, lose your confidence, and can be very uncomfortable while eating. What are you going to do?

Eventually, all of us will lose our teeth due to aging, accident, and other incidents. Traditionally, your dentist will recommend you to have false teeth in replacement of your lost tooth. There is no doubt, these false teeth bring back your lost confidence and love for chewing down food. But there is still a disadvantage in wearing this - it can suddenly fall off while chewing or can give you a hard time speaking. That is why dentists recommended gluing them with a special glue to hold them in place so you speak and eat freely. Also, if you’re looking for custom advice for your unique case, make sure you reach out to for it. They are the best dental implant specialists in Toronto.

But with our advancement in technology, many dentists are now recommending dental implant instead of false teeth. Surely, it is more expensive than false teeth but the quality, ease of having it, and feeling of a real tooth is magnificent.

Why else dentists are recommending dental implants?

  1. They are not anchored to the adjacent teeth, thus saving remaining teeth from decay.
  2. They build confidence, obviously. You won't even know you lost your teeth.
  3. They are reliable because they can stay in for decades with proper care.

There are several types of a dental implant including mini dental implant and regular implant. What are the differences between the two?

Mini and regular implant serve the same function, to replace missing teeth and retain healthy ones, but there are differences between them. The mini dental implant is:

  1. Smaller in diameter. It can range anywhere from 2mm to 3.5mm wide.
  2. It has less impact, therefore can be very comfortable along the jawbone.
  3. It requires less bone support but can have a higher risk of implant failure because it is relatively small.
  4. It uses a solid one-piece screw.

Who are eligible to undergo mini dental implant?

Patients who have dropping jawbone can undergo a mini dental implant because it doesn't require full bone support. It is also good for patients who do not grind and clench teeth. Putting pressure on a mini dental planted teeth can make it weak overtime since its support screw is small.

On the other hand, a regular dental implant is:

  1. Its size ranges from 2mm to 3.5mm wide.
  2. Unlike mini dental implant, it uses two solid screws which connect the implant to the restoration.
  3. It is more durable and stronger than a mini dental implant because its screws are relatively larger.

Who are eligible to undergo regular dental implant?

Patient with a strong jawbone and without atrophy may qualify for the regular dental implant. Atrophy can weaken the implant and may fail it as well. A regular dental implant requires jawbone tissue for a support that is why preparatory screening and procedures is a must before performing the surgery. If your jawbone is weak, you may consider a mini dental implant instead. Arrange for a consultation with your dentist in Fairfax to learn more about what works best for you.

How much do dental implants cost?

Dental implants are expensive than false teeth and this is something you should be expecting if you are planning to undergo the procedure. Why they cost too much? As mentioned a while ago, they are near exactly to true teeth and they are stronger than the average implant procedures.

A single tooth dental implant may costs you around $1000 up to $3000 defends upon the severity of the procedure to be made. A $500 up to $3000 may be added for the abutment and crown. If a single tooth dental implant may cost you $6000 at most, multiple teeth implants can cost you even more. The procedure can sore high up to $30,000.

The regular dental implant is way expensive than mini dental implant due to the quality of the materials and the complexity of the procedure.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Mother's Day Gift Guide - Goutal Paris Chat Perche

Mother's Day is tomorrow! If you are still shopping, get mom an unforgettable fragrance, like Goutal Paris Chat Perche EDT. Fragrance is a unique kind of gift, that can be so wonderful now, and for many years to come. Scent has a strong correlation with memory, so a favorite scent can be linked to fond memories for a lifetime.

Every time she smells this fragrance, she will think of you. And, once it becomes her regular, every time someone close to her smells it, they will think of her. Scent is such a beautiful thing. Plus, it is just a nice, practical, but completely elegant gift.

*Although I will be provided with a bottle of this fragrance, all opinions are 100% my own.*

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Little Bites® Mother’s Day Myrtle Beach Sweepstakes

*The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s Little Bites muffins so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s Little Bites muffins. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s Little Bites muffins.*

What does mom REALLY want for Mother's Day? Love, appreciation, and quality time with family, of course, but how about doing all that while basking in the sun in Myrtle Beach? Sounds like the best gift ever. Of course, a lot of people cannot afford that. Luckily, Little Bites is making that a non-issue for one lucky person with their Little Bites Mother's Day Visit Myrtle Beach Sweepstakes.

As if being a delicious snack, made with real ingredients, and (most varieties) under 200 calories was not epic enough. What other snack is so perfect for kids, perfectly portioned, parent approved,  and even the perfect accompaniment to a morning cup of coffee for mom (and dad)?

I've never been to Myrtle Beach, but our family vacations are some of the best memories of my entire life. It is just so wonderful to be able to take a break from the hectic schedule of every day life (work, school, chores, errands, etc) and spend real, uninterrupted, time with your spouse and children. We have just had the pleasure to do that, last month, and it was fantastic.

I can assure you, whoever wins the amazing Myrtle Beach trip will be in for the tome of their life. But if, like me, your luck is not that good, you still have a chance to win a super fun prize. Entemann's Little Bites has been kind enough to provide three $5 coupons to purchase Little Bites Muffins as well as a $25 Visa Digital Gift Card so that I can offer you all a giveaway. So enter below. Good luck and have a fabulous Mother's Day!

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Uniden R7 Radar Detector Available At Best Buy

*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service.*

As a new driver (I got my license 6 months ago), I still find it difficult to know (feel) how fast I am going sometimes. I have to watch the speedometer closely, which takes my focus form the road. I am often worried I will accidentally go too fast and end up getting a ticket or something. I've never gotten one, and I don't want that to change.

So I was super excited to discover the Uniden R7 Radar Detector, which is available at Best Buy (my fave place to shop for any type of gadget.) With the Uniden R7 Radar Detector, you can set a "Max Speed". A speed that is no to be exceeded, the R& will notify you if you do start to exceed it.

It has voice notifications, so you don't even have to take your eyes off the road. There are visual indicators too, but with the large OLED screen, you can quickly and easily read the indicators while maintaining focus on the road.

As the name suggests, it also detects radar nearby, so you can have advance notice before you go through a speed trap or something. It will indicate (with arrows) the direction the radar is coming from and use a green/red color scale system to show how close it is. Since you will have set your max speed, you shouldn't be worried about a ticket anyway, but knowing whats ahead is never a bad thing. Knowledge is power.

I really like the peace of mind of knowing my speed without having to take the risk of glancing at the speedometer so much. I wish I had this when I was learning to drive. My eyes were always half on the speedometer and half on the road at all times. How much easier it could have been. Oh well, better late than never. So... I'm off to Best Buy. Drive safe.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Spring Style Special - ELLE Sunglasses

You should all know by now that I am a sunglasses addict. I just love them. They are not only a super cute and versatile fashion accessory, they are basically a necessity, especially here in Florida. Just like other accessories, I change them up to match my seasonal style.

For spring, I love to add a little color to my look (which is usually mostly shades of black, maroon, and grey.) So, naturally, I want to add that pop of color to my accessories too. ELLE has these fabulous sunnies that have a color pattern. It reminds me so much of an abstract garden pattern. Greens and color (flowers).

I am in love with these. They are so fresh and whimsical, without being immature. They have an elegance to them, but nothing overstated. I own a LOT of sunglasses, and many look very similar to each other (I have a type) but these are unlike any other pair I have owned, in the very best way.

If you are looking for a fun, stylish, practical, spring accessory, be sure you give the ELLE sunglasses collection a look. (You can find them in every Kohl's store.) I know you will find a pair to fall in love with. Have a SUNsational Spring, my lovelies.

*Although I received these sunglasses at no cost, to facilitate a review, all opinions are 100% my own.*

Mother's Day GIft Guide - JBL and Harman Kardon + Huge Giveaway!

Mother's Day is less than 2 weeks away. If you have not already gotten the perfect gift for mom, it's time to buckle down. Don't worry, though, because I am here to inspire you. Sure, you could get mom flowers or "best mom" mug, or a charm bracelet. All of those are sweet. She would be thankful for the thought, and even like the gift, but you could give her something way more awesome.

How about the gift of music? How about a fabulous JBL Soundgear? The JBL Soundgear is a wearable wireless speaker. Perfect for when mom is out working in the garden or on the treadmill, or even doing dishes. It provides amazing sound, right where you want it, but still allows you to hear, unlike headphones, and is less restrictive than headphones too.

If mom is less active, or more of a homebody, the Harman Kardon Allure is the perfect choice. Not only do you get pristine sound quality, but it's voice activated and powered by Amazon Alexa, so mom can tell it what to do and it will actually listen. *Cough...unlike her children...cough* Voice recognition ensures it can hear her commands, even with all the chaos and noise of life and motherhood happening all around.

Whether your mom (wife, etc) is into Elvis or Led Zeppelin or 2Pac or Seether, or anything else, music speaks to everyone. Either of these gifts are sure to inspire passion and joy and nostalgia, and a host of other amazing emotions. It will be something mom will use, and love, and that will make her think of you.

I know any mom would be thrilled to receive one. That's why I am so thrilled to let you know that JBL/Harman Kardon have been generous enough to provide 5 sets of these 2 items for a giveaway! Simply enter via the Rafflecopter below. Good luck.

*Although I received these products at no cost to facilitate a review, all opinions are 100% my own.*

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