Thursday, June 24, 2010


Tomorrow: Work 6:30-2:30.
Saturday: Work 6:30-2:30.

Oh and I think we finally reached an agreement on the house, after an eternity of back-and-forthing. And even better, we won't have to worry about getting anything arranged until AFTER we get back from vacation. Bonus!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Review: Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal

So; with our big vacation coming up, seeing family and friends that I haven't seen in forever, plus the fact that my smile has been a little dull lately, prompted me to pick up some at-home whitening strips. I didn't do any research before, I just picked the kind that sounded the best to suit me.
Plus the "Advanced Seal" ones were on sale, which I'll be honest, doesn't hurt. When the cost of one box of whitestrips is half the cost of a cleaning at the dentist, a sale is definetly a bonus.

  • First and foremost, DO THEY WORK? And my answer is, a big yes! I've used them for 4 days now, and I thought I could see results after 2, and most definetly do by now. My teeth are noticeably brighter and whiter! 10 / 10
  • Ease of applying: I'd have to give an 8 / 10. They do go on well, but I find the ends don't stay stuck as well as the middle. They do stick well enough that I don't feel too weird talking with them on, but I probably wouldn't drink water, for fear of ingesting more stuffs.


  • Ease of removing: 5 / 10. After leaving them on for the recommended half an hour, they are stuck on there GOOD! I have to use a toothpick to pry the edges up. And they leave a lot of the adhesive behind, which not only looks ew, but tastes ew. You definetly have to brush after removing them.
  • Aftereffects: 8 / 10. If you use them every day, you WILL experience sensitivity, due to the higher amount of whitener in the "Advanced Seal" whitestrips, because they're meant to work a little faster. I found my teeth were noticably sensitive in the evening of day 3, and it was painful to eat. I went out and bought some Sensitivity toothpaste though, and after a couple brushings with that has made it dissapear. As long as you use sensitivity toothpaste during your duration, you should be fine.
  • Taste: 8 / 10. Although they are high-tech and stick to your teeth considerably well, it's inevitable that some gel stuff will make its way into your mouth. I'm not sure how much escapes, but the taste is definetly livable, especially when you picture what you'd have to put up with if you were using those trays, or the paint-on whitener.

CONCLUSION: 7.8 / 10 Although there are some minor drawbacks, if you're looking to whiten your smile in the comfort of your own home, these puppies are the way to go!

There, now that I've had my fun, I guess I'd better find some work to do since I'm not getting paid to write reviews. Lol. Well actually, right now, I am! =p

Saturday, June 05, 2010


So, I hate Karma, she hates me. We didn't end up getting that last house, even though everything seemed PERFECT. No issues like we've had before (faulty foundation, plumbing problems) nothing to make us back out.
Nooo what happened was, the sellers never responded to our offer. When it reached the due date for a response, nothing. Couple days, nothing. Days turned into weeks, with our realtor calling every couple days to give us an update and reassure us "We'll be sure to hear something in a couple days, any time now!"
Eventually we just told our realtor to stop calling/emailing them, since it was obvious that they weren't seriously interested in selling after all.

There is one house we're going to look at (supposed to be tomorrow but Denis never got back to me about it.. arg) but even if its 100% amazing, I'm not sure we'll put an offer on it at this point, since we're leaving on vacation in like 3 1/2 weeks, it would be a nightmare to try and arrange everything from MB. Even that last house was pushing it - getting financing settled before we'd leave, getting possesion the day we'd get back.. no.

On the upside, I finally got to see a Dr! And what an absolutely great Doctor he is- as soon as I mentioned the word PCOS, he started rattling off all the tests he would arrange for me, the med he'd most likely prescribe for me, etc. And with all the research I've done, I knew that he knew exactly what he was talking about.
So I had some fasting bloodwork done, an ultrasound last week, and I have more bloodwork scheduled for monday morning. I'm supposed to be hearing from a gynocologist soon, as Mr. Dr. gave me a referral, but I have one more appointment with him before we leave, to go over all my test results (and hopefully start a prescription?)

I hope none of this is too much info for you guys. I know my SSS are pretty much all that read my blog and I just have to tell SOMEONE (its TMI for Rob lol..guys dont want to know how things work) but its too personal to post on FB or whatever.
So this is my vent. Since we've been married 4 1/2 years now and starting a family is constantly on our minds, its impossible not to be absolutely thrilled when I'm finally making progress and we're getting closer little by little.

I try not to get my hopes up TOO high a woman with PCOS I'm very high risk for miscarriage, about 1 in 5 women that conceive miscarry at least once. But we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

Ok better get to work..since I'm at work LOL.
Love you all!