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Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 with SmartGuide Recap

I feel like we have a pretty good tooth brushing routine in our house for the most part. Are we perfect, no! Do we miss a tooth brushing if we get home late from somewhere, yes! For the most part meaning the other 99.9 percent of the time we are on top of it.

Our nightly routine starts at around 8:15 – 8:30 when we send Shaun and Shae up to brush their teeth. Shaun actually visited an orthodontist on a school trip a few months ago and they gave him what I remember as an old school egg timer. It is filled with sand and you flip it over and once the sand moves from one side to the other they are done with their teeth. Shaun and Shae do a pretty good job and don’t really fight when it comes to brushing their teeth.

I also have a pretty good routine where I floss every single night and brush every morning and night. Up until I received the Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 with SmartGuide I was using a no frills manual toothbrush. I have used a power toothbrush in the past and for some reason I went back to a no frills toothbrush and I have no clue why. I really like the Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 with SmartGuide because it now forces me to brush for a full 2 minutes which I know for a fact after using this new power toothbrush for the last week I wasn’t doing.

Here are a few additional features I don’t want to forget to mention:

• Separate, wireless SmartGuide helps maximize brushing performance
• Deep Clean mode removes up to 99.7% of plaque from hard-to-reach areas
• Pressure sensor stops pulsations when brushing too hard
• Gentle on teeth and gums
• 5 modes: Daily Clean, Sensitive, Whitening, Massage, Deep Clean
• Oral-B is the #1 dentist-recommended toothbrush brand worldwide

I really like the wireless SmartGuide because it tells me every 30 seconds when to move to the next quadrant of my mouth. I also like the ability to choose from one of the five different modes because I use the daily clean mode and Melinda uses the sensitive mode. The pressure sensor is also helpful because it will show a frown face on the wireless SmartGuide as well as flash red on the toothbrush. It seems like every time I switch to a power toothbrush I tend to use too much pressure so the pressure sensor has come in handy.

Overall I am very happy with the Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 with SmartGuide. Right now you can take advantage of the mail-in rebate offered by Oral-B (Oral-B is offering a $10 mail-in rebate on select power toothbrushes April 29 through June 16, 2012. Please visit for more information). Trust me you won’t be disappointed.

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Tis The Season For Hickory Farms

Tis the holiday season and to me nothing is better at a holiday party then some Hickory Farms snacks. Recently I received the party planner gift box and my intensions were to save it for a holiday treat but it didn’t make it that far. But that isn’t a bad thing because it was enjoyed by all.

Hickory Farms snacks are more than just holiday snacks but are good for just about any occasion. A few weeks ago Melinda’s father came over for dinner and before dinner we cut up some summer sausage and assorted chesses and served it on the sesame crackers and we all enjoyed the gift box as an appetizer. My favorite part of the gift box honestly was the sweet hot mustard and cranberry mustard. I consider myself a person who enjoys different mustards and was extremely happy that these were in my gift box. This was my first experience with cranberry mustard and I was very surprised and happy with the mustard and definitely something I will try again.

Hickory Farms offers many different items from the party boxes to mixed nut tins to cookies. They offer so many different products they make great gifts for that person who is on your Christmas list but has everything. I am sure if you show up with some Hickory Farms to your office party or your friends’ holiday party you will become the instant hit of the party.

Right now Hickory Farms is offering Free Shipping on orders over $35 so hurry because you only have 14 days until Christmas.

Happy Holidays!!!

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hickory Farms and received a product sample to facilitate my review.

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Get Your Vitamin C With Emergen-C

I have been taking vitamins for about three to four years so it is only seems natural that the kids should take vitamins as well. The kids get a gummy multi vitamin and a gummy fiber vitamin and we just recently starting adding Emergen-C to the mix. The kid’s loves getting their vitamins and if for some reason Melinda or I forget to give them their vitamin they are sure to let us know.

Recently we receive Emergen-C Kidz Vitamin C supplement in grape, orange and fruit punch flavor. Emegen-C Kids Vitamin C provided the kids with 250mg of vitamin C per serving. All you do is mix one packet with 4-6oz of water and mix. The kids do drink orange juice but to me there is no such thing as to much vitamin C.

Right now if you can be sure to take the Emergen-C Pledge which states you will try to follow and provide a healthy lifestyle for you and your children. For every box of Emergen-c they sell they will donate 25 cents to Vitamin Angels which will help reduce childhood mortality worldwide by providing essential nutrients.

Emergen-C is a great addition to any vitamin or non vitamin regimen. So far my kids are enjoying it and how it tastes which is great because my kids love the taste and I love its nutrition value.

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Emergen-C and received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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