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February 20, 2015

Living/Dining Room Remodel Part 1

Our living room has been something I have wanted to tackle for quite some time. It just never seemed to be at the top of the list for new furniture, new decorations, or anything. At the time I took these pictures beware, it was a disaster! I was dealing with back issues and it came to the time we had planned to start this process. So the before pictures are a bit messy, as let's be honest when pain is present who feels like cleaning. 

We decided to go ahead and do both dining room, living room, and hallway as they all have overlapping walls.

This is our dining room. We got this table really cheap when we moved into this house and although it has been an okay table it wasn't my favorite as the chairs didn't have backs on them.  Luckily for me it was part of the furniture that we were passing on! 

The living room. (Ugh! Embarrassing!) This wall color that was on the walls was very eggshell or yellowy cream. I don't really know what to call it other than not what I was going for! It was on the walls before we moved in. 

The living room space is very open which leads to not having many ways to reorganized or move furniture around. Plus my husband had to have a recliner and it was hard to place in this room other than where it is.

The TV stand we had about 7 years and while there was nothing wrong with it, I hated the cords and mess that was easily seen.

So there are the before pictures of this process. 

The next part was picking a paint color! I thought this was going to be the fun part of the process but picking a gray wall color is hard. We ran into grays that were too light, too dark, too blue, and too purple. Below is a picture of a few of the samples we tried. I definitely recommend when picking a paint color, buying samples and putting them on your own walls. Colors that look good in the store under different lighting will look completely different than at your house. 

We ended up picking Number 5 in the picture above for the walls. 

Next step painting! 

Check back in a few days for another update on the Living/Dining Room Remodel!

January 7, 2015

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit Review and Giveaway

teeth whitening trays

I was contacted by Smile Brilliant to do a Review of their Teeth Whitening Kit!
I had been looking for a way to do teeth whitening at home and had tried several other products that just didn't do what I wanted.

I was excited when this box showed up at my front door!

 The kit contained 3 whitening gels, 3 desensitizing gels, base paste, catalyst paste, forms for making impressions, and a return envelope that you send your impressions in with.

To make the impressions you mix one base paste and one catalyst paste together until the white catalyst paste is mixed in well. Then place in form and follow the instructions that come with the kit. 

These were my finished impressions. I thought it was so neat how they hardened. 

Then you place those impressions once hardened into the return envelope with the slip of paper that is required and ship them off. Within a few days I had my trays back.

They come in this neat little case which is amazing for storing when they aren't being used.

Using these trays was so easy! I placed the whitening gel in them and wore them for up to 3 hours and couldn't even feel them in place. I even wrote blog posts last month while wearing them, was able to respond to my kids without having to use hand gestures, and even went outside to play with my kids with them in.

Here are my before and after pictures! This product worked amazing for me!


And Smile Brilliant was nice enough to include a chance for one of my readers to win the same kit that I received!!!

Giveaway valid for US, UK, AU, & CA
Giveaway ends 1/16/15 at 12am! 
Get your entries in!!!

I was gifted this Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit to review and share with my readers. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.