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Posts from February 2013


2.27.13 Nail Stickers - Love 'em or Leave 'em?
Hey ya'll! I'm a big fan of DIY manicures . . . and I love trying new methods of making them long lasting! Lots of people are into GEL manicures because they last 2+ weeks, but be warned ... to achieve that - you have to stick your hands under a UV light. ***Skin Care Tip*** this is not good and directly puts you in danger of developing skin cancer. Just don't do it. If you must, use sunscreen first. Anywho ... I tried Essie's new nail stickers this week and I think I love them. I like that they don't chip, but they did take twice as long to put on as painting my nails would have taken. What do you think? Are you a fan of these nail sticker things?


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2.25 Tray 4!
Hey all! Wanted to pop on here and update my progress with Invisalign and answer some FAQ's i've been getting by email about it. A little over a month ago I started INVISALIGN with Dr. Stephen Lawrence in Forty Fort. I had braces for 5 years when I was a kid and my teeth have since shifted. After thinking about it for a while, I finally called Dr. L for a consultation and got the ball rolling. I was really scared at first because I didn't know what to expect, but i'm SO HAPPY I'm doing this.

A lot of people who are thinking about getting them have emailed me and asked if it hurts. I'm so glad I can say - NOT AT ALL! Actually, the trays are REALLY comfortable and i'm getting to the point that when I don't have them in, I miss them. (You take them out to eat or drink anything other than water!) The only discomfort you MIGHT feel is on the first day of your new set of trays ... for me that's every Thursday. The trick is to switch your trays at night and take a couple Aleve. That way you get adjusted to the new tray in your sleep!

That's how it works - Every 2 weeks you get new trays ... and they are slightly different than the trays you wore prior. On Thursday I started my 4th set of trays. I'll have 18 total.


Another question a few people have asked is how long it takes. It's different for everyone, but Dr. Lawrence projected that i'll be finished in 8 months. Not bad, huh?!

I can't say enough good things about my experience so far and a lot of that has to do with how AWESOME Dr. Lawrence and his staff is. Everyone is SO nice there and make you feel comfortable. (Not like the dentist visits we used to dread as kids!) 2 of my friends are actually looking into Invisalign now that I've told them it's nothing to be scared of and it really IS invisable! (I was skeptical at first too!)

If you have any questions about my experience so far, feel free to email me - Amanda@985krz.com!

Dr. Lawrence can show you an animation of how your teeth with be from start to finish - just schedule a consultation! All the information you need is at EXCELLDENT.com!

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2.15 Love the Love
Happy Valentine's Day . . . a day late! We had a crazy day here yesterday filming our HARLEM SHAKE video. A ton of fun - check out the link! My Valentine sent me flowers at work yesterday and when I got home . . . I found this little guy waiting for me! A teddy wearing Tory Burch sunglasses! God I love him. I feel bad for John because I love Valentine's Day a little more than the average person . . . probably  because my birthday is just two days later and it's always been a BUNCH-THEM-TOGETHER-AND-MAKE-IT-BIG kind of thing. I love the teddy, love the shades, and loveee my soon-to-be-HUSBAND! How crazy is that to say? Weird!  He's cooking dinner tonight . . . we'll make a fire . . . and drink wine. My idea of a good time for sure! :) Hope you had a great night with your Valentine as well! :)

Today . . . this arrived! My mom sent me BIRTHDAY BAMBOO! An awesome surprise . . . and thankfully, BAMBOO is VERY hard to kill! :) XO Thanks Mom!

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They let me carve ice with a CHAINSAW!
Phew.  I had quite the eventful weekend. Thursday I was sick. Like, can't breathe, feel like my head is going to explode sick. I got progressively better, but I still have a nasty cough today. Thankful for no flu though!

Friday I had plans to meet my mom and a few friends in Connecticut to see Bon Jovi's dress rehearsal concert for his world tour. The wicked storm that left 3-4 feet of snow in New England threatened to ruin that for us, but thankfull we arrived before the storm, and wound up camping out at Mohegan Sun for an extra day to wait out the weather and travel ban. Lucky for us, Bon Jovi ended up cancelling his show on Saturday night and instead played a free show for those who were stranded at the hotel because of the storm. HOW AWESOME! They put on a GREAT show and their new music actually brought my mom to tears. Some really great stuff.


I left CT at 4am on Sunday morning (they lifted the travel ban) to get back to PA in time to compete in the Celeb Charity Ice Sculpting Competition at CRYSTAL CABIN FEVER  in Lakeville. Oh my gosh . . . I HAD SO MUCH FUN. I didn't actually think they were going to let me a.) hold a chainsaw b.) turn it on or c.) USE IT TO CARVE ICE, but they did and I had the best time. Tom Clark from WNEP was there as well as Tim Kelchner from WBRE. We were all competing for a $1,000 donation to our favorite local charity and I was there in support of Candy's Place. We were each paired up with a professional ice sculptor and had 2 hours to create something awesome (dino themed) from our block of ice. Neil was my partner and he was awesome. He explained how everything works, how it should look, and how to use all of the tools. He actually let me do a lot of the work and I think I found a new hobby - I had so much fun and check this out . . . WE WON!!!!!!

If you haven't checked out the ice displays at Crystal Cabin Fever, definitely get there soon as a winter activity. It was SO much fun!


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Ice Carving Competition - Sunday at Crystal Cabin Fever!
Have you ever watched someone carve an ice sculpture and just stared in awe?! It's so fascinating. How the heck to they create a beautiful sculpture out of ice?! This Sunday, I'm going to find out! Sunday at Crystal Cabin Fever in Lakeville ... it's the second annual Celebrity Ice Carving Competition!
 
THIS Sunday . . .February 10th from 1-3 pm. I'm being paired up with a professical ice carver in a competition with some people well known in our community. The winner of the competition will win money towards their favorite charity and I will be carving in support of Candy's Place. Candy's Place is a wellness center that supports cancer patients and their families with different resources and services like support groups, massages, and other therapy methods. (Cancerwellnessnepa.org) 

Please come and support this event, ride the ice slide and enjoy complimentary wine tasting provided by Antler Ridge! Come out for a fun day with the family and watch me attempt to carve ice! It will most definitely be a great time!
For any info. you might need : http://sculptediceworks.com/crystalcabinfever.htm


Yes, you can actually SLIDE down the slide of ice!
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Girls' Night Out!
Saturday was Girls' Night Out! A little over a week ago we gave you the chance to win tickets for you and a friend to join me for dinner and drinks at El Rincon in Wilkes Barre and see SPANK - the Fifty Shades Parody at The Kirby Center!

El Rincon was SO GOOD! The staff is so friendly, the food was awesome, and the drinks were perfect! A bunch of ladies tried the coconut margarita and LOVED them! That'll be on my "to try" list for next time!

SPANK was great too. The reviews promised that the show would be LAUGH OUT LOUD funny and it definitely was. I'm sure you would "get it" if you didn't read the books, but if you did, it was a great time and the perfect GIRLS' NIGHT OUT!
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