5.05.2021

Hollywood Secrets: How to Get the Perfect Celebrity Smile



Not only viewed as one of the most attractive aspects of a person, a beautiful, sparkling

smile is often considered to be the secret behind that special, Hollywood-esque good look

as well. And thankfully, perfectly even, dazzling white teeth are no longer reserved only for

celebrities, with many dentists around the world offering a number of treatments aimed at

improving your smile. However, an abundance of available products and procedures can

make it quite difficult to make the right choice, so here are some of the most popular dental

treatments that will allow you to get that perfect celebrity smile:


Teeth-whitening procedures



For those who already have straight, nicely-shaped teeth, and would simply like a brighter

and more dazzling smile, a teeth-whitening procedure is the perfect choice. While there are

a number of over-the-counter, ‘do it yourself’ teeth-whitening kits available on the market,

the safest and most efficient options are always professional procedures performed by a

dentist. The most common teeth-whitening procedures include bleaching solutions

combined with ‘intense light’, as well as expert home bleaching with gel and a customized

mold, both of which can be great options depending on your needs.


Clear teeth aligners



Providing the perfect alternative to traditional braces, clear aligners are ideal for anyone

who wishes to straighten their teeth discreetly, and might even be one of Hollywood’s best-

kept dental secrets. While this option might be best for those with mild to moderate

misalignment, clear, removable aligners can efficiently straighten your teeth and put them

in the desired position, while being nearly undetectable to those around you. Although

Invisalign is among the most popular clear aligner brands, there are many options available

on the market that might be more budget-friendly and suitable to your needs.


Crown and bridge restorations



If a tooth is severely damaged or missing, a dental crown or bridge should be placed in an

effort to give more strength and structure to a smile. While crowns and bridges can come in

a number of different forms, the most popular materials used include Zirconia, providing

strength, compatibility, and a natural look, Lithium disilicate, which offers reliability and

visual appeal, as well as Vita Enamic, which perfectly balances strength with flexibility. No

matter which one of these wonderful materials you opt for, just make sure to choose an

experienced and reputable Dental Laboratory that offers high-quality implants and

restoration options, for a brilliant smile that will last for years to come.


Porcelain veneers



Veneers are very thin porcelain pieces that are bonded to the natural teeth, so thin they

effortlessly fit into a smile without adding any bulk or an unnatural shape. Instead of being

quite noticeable dental work, veneers appear very similar to natural natural teeth, and can

completely transform the size, shape, and color of a smile. In fact, when celebrities suddenly

appear in the public with new, dazzling smiles, veneers are most commonly the source.


Dental bonding procedures



Dental bonding is a simpler, quicker, and more affordable alternative to veneers, as it can

mostly be done in a single appointment, with no need for additional work. This procedure is

done by applying a special dental composite to any exposed roots or potential gaps

between teeth, giving you the opportunity to improve the appearance of your smile without

a large commitment. As a quick yet efficient fix, dental bonding is ideal for those who simply

want to cover any small flaws and imperfections in an effort to achieve that Hollywood

smile.


While the path to the perfect smile might not always be simple, finding the right dental

treatments for your specific needs will allow you to achieve that brilliant celebrity smile just

like the Hollywood stars.




5.04.2021

nineteen years





We are celebrating nineteen years of marriage today and as I look back on these past years of married life it seems only fitting to write a tribute to man who made me a Mrs.

Here’s to the man who caught my attention as a blue-eyed drummer at a youth camp. The man who became my friend, my confident, my dream of someday. The man who wrote me long letters in his best cursive, sent me surprise roses at work, made me feel loved and beautiful. The man whose sweet voice I couldn’t wait to hear coming through the phone line, the man who I couldn’t wait to see after weeks and months apart, the man who distracted me from school. I spent hours in class doodling about him and spent days dreaming about him.  This man and I spent hundreds of dollars to buy tickets to visit each other across the province. We planned out lavish surprise visits and gifts for each other. We lost sleep over our late-night phone calls.

This is the man who proposed to me on a snowy January night… This is the man who I prepared to see as I curled my hair, pinned on my tiara, laced up my white dress, slipped into my high-heeled shoes. This is the man I walked down the aisle to meet amidst the admiring gaze of our families and the sweet music filled that room. This is the man I left everything and moved across the country for.

On that cold day in May, we stood before God and proclaimed our vow “to love and to cherish until death do us part.” We toasted to our life together and we had no idea what the future would hold for us.

After 19 years of marriage, I still could not ask for more. 19 years is not really that long of a time but looking back at all that has happened between now and then, it feels like a lifetime. Here’s to the man who has stood by my side all these years.

We  moved from our newlywed apartment to our starter home. We have bought a house and survived remodeling projects together. Then we bought another home ( hopefully our forever)  We have a beautiful daughter who is a graduate this year, how did that happen


We made it through job changes, opening a business and now a pandemic

We have traveled thousands of miles, walked sandy beaches hand in hand, re-visited our romantic dating spots, celebrated life together. We’ve learned to live together, how to compromise, how to forgive, how to grow as a couple.

We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve fought, we’ve prayed, we’ve loved, we’ve dreamed, we’ve planned. We’ve realized how much more we still have to learn about marriage, about each other and how much we need God to be at the center.

We’ve built a relationship, a family, and a life together.

So, here’s to you, the man I am so thankful and blessed to have walking with me on this journey of life.  These words are just as true now as they were when I doodled them as a love-struck teenager, daydreaming about my someday with you:

No matter what happens, what trials we face, or what lies ahead of us in life, Now and Forever, It is you  

Here’s to many more joyful, adventurous, grace-filled years with you, my beloved spouse and best friend! Here’s to us and to our nineteen years of marriage.

                                         


I love you with all of my heart,

Terri 

5.03.2021

Life Lately.

 I miss blogging about my family and catching up on all the happenings. So here is a catch up for you. 


We just bought a new home!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have outgrown our current home since Andrew is working from home, he needs an office area that is not shared as a spare room.  I cannot wait to move in and make it a home 





I will share more pictures when we move in and are settled.  


Brooke is in full on graduation mode. She just got he license and we got her a car.  Her graduation will be June 22 and then in sept she is going to St Thomas University.  She will do a major in music, a minor in French and then a Education degree.  We are so proud of this girl 

Kim and Moses are having a baby.  Baby girl will arrive in June if not before, we are so very excited for a baby to be around to love on.  



Nothing real big happening over here ;) 






4.29.2021

Smart Organization Tips For Moving Home

 Whether you are looking into long distance moving or moving just a few streets away, you need to pack up your life and move to a new home. It can take a lot of planning, packing, and time, thus knowing some smart organization tips will help the move be more stress-free and smooth.


Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay 


Use packing labels

When you are packing up your stuff, the last thing you want is to misplace anything or forget what you have put where. Thus, using packing labels will make your packing more organized. You can label each box with what’s inside or for what room it is for. To go the extra mile you can add lists underneath the labels to make a note of everything that’s inside. This will make unpacking much easier and you can take each specific box to each room. 


Declutter before the move

Decluttering every inch of your home before you move may sound like a huge task but it will be worth it. Getting rid out of stuff from every drawer will make packing and unpacking a much easier task. You will have less stuff to take to your new home, which will make it feel more minimal and a welcoming atmosphere. It will also make the move much more stress-free.


Prepare some organization in the new home

Before moving in and unpacking your stuff in the new home, it will be a good idea to get some organizers so that you can unpack your stuff and have it in each room in an orderly fashion. For instance, you could buy some wardrobe organizers so that unpacking your clothes can be put into categories, which will make your future life easier and more organized. 


Have realistic goals

Moving home should not be rushed. If you rush the move you may forget to do something, misplace belongings, or not feel relaxed when you move in. Set realistic timeframes and goals to work at your own pace. This will make you feel more organized and not lose focus on the move and what needs to be done. 


Pack a first night box

The first night that you are officially moved into your new home, you may not have unpacked anything. Plus, you will most likely be tired. Thus, making a ‘first night box’ with your essentials will help you have a comfortable first night in your new home. This could include your toiletries, a change of clothes, chargers, and some kitchenware. 


Plastic wrap drawers

If you are planning to move your cupboards to the new home and are happy with the organization of what’s inside, you could plastic wrap them and transport them in this way. This eliminates the unpacking and means they are ready to use as soon as you move in. This will reduce the number of things you need to when moving out of your current home as well as moving into your new home. 


If you lack organization or need some tips for making moving home smoother and more thorough, utilize these tips and see how much easier the move is.

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