Thursday, March 17, 2016

A St. Patrick's Day Throw Back For Thursday

It's St. Patrick's Day and if you're like most people, you are probably trying to come up with an interesting food item to bring to a party or potluck. 

Green food...not the easiest thing to think of. And yes, food coloring can pretty much turn anything you make green. But will what you make still look appetizing once you have turned it the color of the leprechaun? 

Frosted green cupcakes aside...when planning for a St. Paddy's Day event, keep the theme of the day in mind and go green! 

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These Guacamole Cups are sure to be a hit. Now, this recipe we found has you making your own guacamole and baking your own wonton cups...but we are all about speed and convenience this late in the game. The same success can be achieved by using a "scoop" type chip and store bought guacamole. 
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Oh...come cute are these? And super easy to make. Basically all you need to do is make a tray of brownies, mix green food coloring into some Cool Whip, layer and you are done. Huge wow factor in no time at all. 
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Who says healthy food can't be fun food that tastes good?  Not us. Use Kiwi, Green Grapes and Green Apple to create these All Green Fruit Skewers. You can even go the veggie route by using Bell Pepper, Zucchini and Broccoli. Get yourself a little veggie dip on the side and you're friends will be calling you Darby O'Gill in no time. 
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This Pea Soup recipe is like 2 ingredients total. But for those of you who don't even want to think about making your own pea soup, we think Campbell's and Progresso probably have a pretty good canned version that you can pawn off as your own. And really...with this idea, it's more about presentation anyways. 
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Now if you really want to be the bell of the ball and you have about 2 to 3 hours to kill, this cake is a must! And for dramatic sure to cut out a nice slice so that everyone can see how gorgeously green this cake is!

So go on...make 'em all green with envy this St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Adult Braces Are Totally Popular

Don't let age stop you from having the smile you have always dreamed of. 
Braces aren't just for kids anymore. 
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Orthodontic treatment is about a change for the better, no matter what your age. It can provide you with the confidence and pride that comes from a beautiful, healthy smile.
Over time our bodies start to wear out, including our teeth. As you age, your teeth break down. Unfortunately, it's one of the most visible signs of aging. As teeth wear, the lower and the upper jaw move closer together. Shortening of your teeth causes your lips to change, creases to form on the sides of your nose and mouth, a deep crease develops between your chin and lower lip and jowls develop on the sides of your jaw. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can also contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay and abnormal wear of the tooth enamel. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. 
And what you may not know is...numerous technological advances have made braces less noticeable, less painful and even less time-consuming.
If you want straighter teeth but are concerned about how you'll look with braces, consider this...many cosmetically minded celebrities are wearing esthetic braces to improve their smiles quickly without compromising their signature look.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

It's So Easy Being Green

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner! If you're planning a big St. Paddy's Day party or are just looking for a few cute ideas to incorporate a little green into your life, you have come to the right spot!

These days, everywhere we look for inspiration we see a common trend...details, details, details. From food labels, to cupcake party picks, parties these days look like they have been thrown by the most amazing event planner on the planet, when long as you have a computer and a printer you can pull off the most fabulous party with even the tiniest of budgets.
We mean really....the most adorable pennant banner ever is simply triangles cut out of different colored green card stock and glued together.

Even a person with zero craftiness can pull that one off. Please...the kids could make that banner for you, and they would probably get a kick out of doing it. 

Even the easiest of appetizers look like tantalizing gourmet menu items when displayed on cute trays with labels to match.

So when you're making plans for your next big party. Don't's all about the details. A little craft paper, glue and scissors will take your party from ordinary to extraordinary! We just know it!