This time of year, it is so easy to not stay on track with our healthy eating. There are cookies, candies, and indulgent drinks around every corner including some that are only out for the holidays. (Oh man do I love me a chesnut praline latte from Starbucks).
When you’re cooking holiday meals, decorating, shopping, wrapping, writing out holiday cards, etc sometimes meal prepping goes to the wayside and quick meals on-the-go take their place. I mean, I get it, we can’t do everything!
If you’re determined to stay on track and need an easy way to do it, check out Evive blender-free smoothies!
I know, it took me a minutes to wrap my head around blender free smoothies. But Evive makes it easy.
You can get a box shipped directly to you. You can choose a box of 15 or 25. You get to choose your flavors and how many of each too. When you’re ready to enjoy just pop the cubes into a cup, add your liquid of choice and allow the cubes to melt, and voila! it’s ready to enjoy. A much quieter alternative than running a blender in the morning and less time consuming then chopping and prepping fruits and veggies right?
You stopped by my little blog and took the time to read this. Thank you. So you won’t pay full price either! I won’t allow it. You can save 40% off your first box during the Evive Black Friday sale with code: BF40
The Black Friday coupon code expires 11/30/21 so grab those savings (and healthy smoothies) while you can!
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You might have seen my review of the cariPRO Ultrasonic Toothbrush from Smile Brilliant in the past. I’m still using that same toothbrush today. I do keep a supply of new brush heads on hand. My dentist was impressed with how well it keeps my teeth clean. She actually asked for the name of the toothbrush. But a newer issued came along at one of my dentist appointments a few years ago.
About 2 years ago, while at my dentist appointment, my dentists commented about my gums receding. She says there’s a few reasons it could happen but one reasons is from teeth clenching or grinding my teeth. I had a coworker that had a similar problem. She ended up having to have cadaver gums to fix her receding gum line. The idea of that just doesn’t appeal to me. They did give me some hope that there has been advances with injecting collagen into the gums and seeing results with that treatment. Unfortunately it was just starting on the west coast and hadn’t made it’s way to the east coast yet. It’s obviously something that dentists will need to be trained to do as well.
I started to pay more attention. I noticed I did clench my teeth when working out. I sometimes grind my teeth when I’m bored. It’s possible I clench or grind my teeth at night. I don’t personally know that I do and my husband has never said anything to that effect.
So, what do I do? I ask my dentist. She suggested a night guard. Unfortunately she says it’s not covered by my insurance. They could do a custom one but it would cost around $500 or I could buy a pre-fab one somewhere like Walmart. So I went with that option. The pre-fab one I bought only cost about $20. Unfortunately you get what you pay for. It didn’t fit my mouth right. I had to cut the ends so it fit in my mouth without feeling like it was gagging me. In the end it didn’t work out.
I was starting to seriously consider shelling out the $500 to avoid cadaver gums. But then Smile Brilliant entered my life. It was exactly the solution I needed.
Smile Brilliant offers custom night guards you can get in the convenience of your own home. Smile Brilliant Custom Night Guard costs a fraction of what i would have paid my dentist but still getting the custom fit I need. They send you a kit in the mail to create your own custom dental guard at your convenience. They have an easy to follow step by step guide.
You kit comes with a mold and stuff that reminds me of silly putty that you have to mix together. They give you enough for two tries just in case you mess up on the first one. I’ve used the same method for their teeth whitening trays. I usually get it on the first try but did end up having to use the 2nd set this time. No worries if you still need more, you just have to contact them.
The whole process really only take about 10 min start to finish. The instructions have high resolution, color pics. They are are truly step by step. I personally suggest reading through the entire directions so you can anticipate what you need to do next. It’s not a hard process but you do only have so much time to work with the molding solution before it starts to harden.
Smile Brilliant also provides an envelope, postage paid, to send your impression back for your bite guard to be created.
It took close to three weeks for me to get my bite guard in the mail but when I received it, it was a perfect fit. It’s a nice flexible material. It’s comfortable in my mouth.
When your finished bite guard is sent to you, you also receive a convenient, vented storage container to keep your bite guard in.
Just for entering you get an additional discount at Smile Brilliant!
*Eligible countries: US, UK, Australia, & Canada
**This post is in collaboration with Smile Brilliant. I was compensated with free product for this post. This post does contain affiliate links and I can earn from sales made through my links. Any opinions expressed are my own***
Where are my juice drinkers at? I’ve partnered with C Space to bring awareness to an exclusive online Juice drinkers community. A leading fruit juice company has created this anonymous online community with the goal of learning how to make their products even more delicious for everyone!
I’m definitely a fan of fruit juices. I like trying different flavors and combos. I love my classics too.
Quick Facts About the Juice Community
Members in this private community share their opinions with each other about a wide range of food & beverage related topics.
Discussion topics, polls and news are shared by fellow members and community facilitators.
Participants will receive Amazon eGift cards each month for contributing to the community.
All participant feedback and opinions will be kept confidential.
Connect with other juice enthusiasts, have your voice heard, help shape the future of the juices you love, and earn some rewards while you’re at it.
There are always scam artists but they always seems to come out in force when people are most vulnerable. There’s always increased scams around the holidays. Recently COVID-19 has created a new angle for these scam artists.
C&N is partnering with the American Bankers Association Foundation’s Safe Banking for Seniors campaign in a nationwide effort to help older customers and their financial caregivers understand the current scams and how to protect themselves and their loved ones. Throughout the month of May, which is Older Americans Month, C&N will share articles and tips to help eliminate the almost $2.9 billion that older Americans lose each year to fraud.
Times of crisis leave the elderly more vulnerable to scams and coronavirus scams are becoming more ingenious every day. Here are a few of the current scams targeting older Americans.
Phishing and supply scams. Scammers impersonate health organizations and businesses to gather personal and financial information or sell fake test kits, supplies, vaccines or cures for COVID-19. Stimulus check or economic relief scams. The government is preparing to ease the economic impact of the virus by sending money by check or direct deposit. However, the government will NOT ask for a fee to receive the funds, nor will they ask for your personal or account information. Charity scams. Fraudsters seek donations for illegitimate or non-existent organizations. Delivery of malware. Often through “virus-tracking apps” or sensationalized news reports. Charity Frantz 570-724-0225 firstname.lastname@example.org
Provider scams. Scammers impersonate doctors and hospital staff, claim to have treated a relative or friend of the intended victim for COVID-19 and demand payment for treatment. Bank/FDIC scams. Scammers impersonate FDIC or bank employees and falsely claim that banks are limiting access to deposits or that there are security issues with bank deposits. Investment scams often styled as “research reports.” Fraudsters claim that products or services of publicly traded companies can prevent, detect or cure COVID-19.
10 Tips for Seniors
Watch out for phishing scams. Phishing scams use fraudulent emails, texts, phone calls and websites to trick users into disclosing private account or login information. Do not click on links or open any attachments or pop-up screens from sources you are not familiar with, and NEVER give your password, account number or PIN to anyone.
Ignore offers for a COVID-19 vaccine, cure or treatment. Any medical breakthrough will not be first reported through unsolicited emails or online ads.
Rely on official sources for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. Visit the websites from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and your state’s health department to keep track of the latest developments.
Remember that the safest place for your money is in the bank. It’s physically secure and it’s federally insured. When you deposit your money at a bank, you get the comfort of knowing that your funds are secure and insured by the government. You don’t have the same level of protection when your money is outside the banking system.
Do some research before making a donation. Be wary of any business, charity or individual requesting COVID-19-related payments or donations in cash, by wire transfer, gift card or through the mail.
Keep your computers and mobile devices up to date. Using the latest security software, web browser and operating system is the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats. Turn on automatic updates so you receive the newest fixes as they become available.
Recognize and avoid bogus website links. Cyber criminals embed malicious links to download malware onto devices or route users to bogus websites. Hover over suspicious links to view the actual URL where you will be routed. Fraudulent links are often disguised by simple changes in the URL. For example: www.ABC-Bank.com vs ABC_Bank.com.
Change your security settings to enable multi-factor authentication for accounts that support it. Multi-factor authentication—or MFA—is a second step to verify who you are, such as a text with a code.
Before you make any investments, remember the high potential for fraud right now. You should be wary of any company claiming the ability to prevent, detect or cure coronavirus. For information on how to avoid investment fraud, visit the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Help others by reporting coronavirus scams. Visit the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at ic3.gov to report suspected or confirmed scams. You can also stay up-to-date on the latest scams by visiting the FTC’s coronavirus page at ftc.gov/coronavirus.
Remember Never give your Social Security number, account numbers or other personal financial information over the phone unless you initiated the call.
As your local community bank, C&N is always here to help you and protect you and your loved ones. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
About C&N: C&N is an independent community bank providing complete banking, financial, investment and insurance services through 30 full-service offices located throughout Bradford, Bucks, Cameron, Chester, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga, counties in Pennsylvania and Steuben County in NY. C&N also operates two loan production offices in Elmira, NY and York, PA, which offer commercial, residential and consumer lending services. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.
Starting April 12, Samuel Adams will “Buy You A Beer” if you’ve received the COVID vaccine. They’ll do it in the form of $7 Cashapp. You can find more details on the post from MySavings.com This will only be for a total of 10,000 people
I was slow to get on the Cashapp bandwagon. I had always used paypal and more recently Venmo. But I had to jump on with this offer. Wish I would have realized though that people got referral incentives for sigining up. I would have definitely signed up under someone.
I you want to take advantage of this Samuel Adams offer and don’t have a Cashapp yet, you can sign up using my referral link. New sign ups through my referral link will get a $5 referral bonus. So If you you sign up through my referral and get in on the Sam Adams offer you’ll get $12 free dollars in your Cashapp account!
Hey! I’ve been using Cash App to send money and spend using the Cash Card. Try it using my code and you’ll get $5. TCHNLNC https://cash.app/app/TCHNLNC
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