July 2016 - xoxo Rebecca

THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP


Happy Friday everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 10pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. If you are interested in being a co-host for an upcoming week, please fill out this form

That Friday Blog Hop: Join Us Every Thursday Evening

While there are no rules, we would love it if you would :::
- Stop by the hosts & co-hosts blog and follow along
- Say hi to new bloggers and leave a wonderful comment
- Grab the button and/or tweet about the blog hop as well
- Come back every Thursday evening to join in the party



That Friday Blog Hop


Link up with That Friday Blog Hop below and thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Rebecca

THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP


Happy Friday everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 10pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. If you are interested in being a co-host for an upcoming week, please fill out this form

That Friday Blog Hop: Join Us Every Thursday Evening

While there are no rules, we would love it if you would :::
- Stop by the hosts & co-hosts blog and follow along
- Say hi to new bloggers and leave a wonderful comment
- Grab the button and/or tweet about the blog hop as well
- Come back every Thursday evening to join in the party



That Friday Blog Hop


Link up with That Friday Blog Hop below and thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Rebecca

THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP


Happy Friday everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 10pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. If you are interested in being a co-host for an upcoming week, please fill out this form

That Friday Blog Hop: Join Us Every Thursday Evening

While there are no rules, we would love it if you would :::
- Stop by the hosts & co-hosts blog and follow along
- Say hi to new bloggers and leave a wonderful comment
- Grab the button and/or tweet about the blog hop as well
- Come back every Thursday evening to join in the party



That Friday Blog Hop


Link up with That Friday Blog Hop below and thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Rebecca

Does Home Bleaching Work For Whiter Teeth?



There can be many reasons why teeth become stained. It can be due to internal reasons, such as ill health, or to external reasons such as smoking or drinking and eating certain things. Of course, we all ideally want a brilliant white smile, and this is where teeth whitening is useful. You can invest in at home, or in office, teeth whitening that can give you the brighter smile you crave. The question is, which teeth whitening options actually work?

We are going to take a look at what you can do t white your teeth at home, what is involved and whether the results you can achieve are actually worth the effort. We are also going to take a look at the option of having your teeth whitened in office by way of a comparison. 

Whitening Your Teeth At Home

You have probably seen the teeth whitening toothpaste and gum that you can buy of over the counter and you may think of this as being home teeth whitening. In fact, these products are not especially effective, so they are really not worth the investment despite them being easy to get hold of and relatively inexpensive. 

The home teeth whitening we are going to look at is tray based teeth whitening which involves the use of a gel or cream and a mouth guard or ‘tray’. This type of product is the most popular for home teeth whitening. It uses a combination of a bleaching agent and LED light to create the results you need. The good news is that tray based teeth whitening products do work and your teeth should end up between six and twelve shades lighter than they currently are. If you have moderate to heavy staining on your teeth the it’s certainly worth giving home teeth whitening a try. If you decide to whiten your teeth with one of these whitening kits you should expect to pay between $30 and $150. This is a lot less than you would be for in office teeth whitening. The downside is that you may have to apply the product on a few occasions, to get the best results. Once the result has been achieved it will normally last for around three months and can last for up to twelve months. If you do not want to spend time whitening your own teeth you may want to consider in office teeth whitening. 

In Office Teeth Whitening

If you want to whiten your teeth you may prefer the idea of having the process carried out by a professional; you can take a look at information about office teeth whitening in the Dental Guide Australia. In office teeth whitening is highly effective but it is not cheap. You can expect to pay between $500 and $1,500 for the procedure. The process involves the use of the same type of whitening agents as in home teeth whitening, but in much greater measures. The results are instant and last for between one and three years.

As you can see, the quickest and most long lasting teeth whitening results come from having your teeth whitening in office. The process is expensive though, and you can still get impressive results if you complete the teeth whitening process at home. 
xoxo Rebecca

How Do I Knit If I'm Left Handed?


Many things in life can be difficult for the left-handed person, and that can include handcrafting things like knitting wool. It's not because the needles are designed for right-handed people or anything like that, but nearly all the instructional videos and tutorials show how to hold the yarn and needled from a right-handed approach. 

So really, the problem comes with the learning aspect of knitting not the actual doing of it. Once you've learned how to work the stitches as a lefty, there is no problems whatsoever in knitting left-handed. 

One approach is to simply learn a right-handed method and practice until you get it. Knitting does take two hands, so everyone who knits is using their less-dominant hand in some way. You just need to master how to work the stitches using your right hand. It might seem awkward at first, but it can be doable. Taking this route means you can eventually utilize any tutorial or pattern you find, since they are almost always written for right-handed people. 

Alternatively, you can knit "backward", so that your stitches are worked from the right needle over to the left one. This is probably the easiest in terms of your own comfort because you are using your dominant hand for most of the work. But it will be harder to follow any instructions. You have to reverse references to left and right for all written tutorials. 

For example, here is how you would do a basic knit stitch, left-handed:

Hold your yarn in the left hand, over your index finger and held with the others for tension. Slip your left needle through the first stitch on the right-hand needle (from front to back). Yarn over the left needle and pull it through to make a new stitch now on your left-hand needle. 

And here is how you do a basic purl stitch, left-handed:

Again, hold your yarn in your left hand, with tension over your index finger. Keep the strand of yarn in front of your needles, and slip the left-hand needle through the first stitch (from back to front). Yarn over the needle, wrapping from back to front, and pull back through for the new stitch. 

You may need some more graphic assistance to really visualize the left-handed method, but the point is that you can easily describe either basic stitch in reverse when you need to. 

As the era of online video tutorials grows, more and more left-handing knitting resources can be found. If you are technically inclined, there are several video editors that will allow you to mirror-flip a video, which can help you see how the stitches work in a left-handed viewpoint. 

One final option for south-paw knitters is to use the Continental knitting method. This is already a left-handed technique and any patterns or instructions for it will be appropriate for you without any adjustments. There are plenty of good tutorials and videos online for this style, which can be a good entry point for easy left-handed knitting. 

Really, you can take several approaches to master knitting left-handed and start to create your own yarn masterpieces. 
xoxo Rebecca