Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wordless Wednesday

If you love strawberries, check out this super quick and easy STRAWBERRY DESERT.

Darlene NemethI love to read your opinions and comments. It makes my day.

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Wishing you the best, Darlene

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Chain Linky Climb

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WELCOME to the 

It's the month long Networking Blog Hop where Cohosts & Guest Cohosts are added each week for ultimate exposure!

Networking means 
helping each other grow!!

If you want to promote the CLIMB link, use #ChainLinkyCLIMB on Twitter or Google+ so that we can all help each other grow!

Here's how the Giveaway & Guest Cohosting works - the hosts, cohosts & Guest cohosts from the previous month's CLIMB will have the opportunity to participate in a Giveaway during the next CLIMB - that gives co-hosts 2 months in a row of blog growing fun!!  (If you would like to guest cohost please sign up at the end of this post using the last "Linky")

We have 2 permanent cohosts for week#2, 3 permanent cohosts for week#3 and eventually we will have 4 permanent cohosts for week#4 making a grand total of 11 hosts/cohosts each month & that's not even including Guest Cohosts!


  Highest CLIMBer Features!!

Each permanent host & cohost will feature their favorite link from the previous month CLIMB!  Every "Highest CLIMBer" will be pinned to our Pinterest board:

Chain Linky CLIMB Pinterest board

Let It Shine

My Highest CLIMBer from May 2016 is:



Enter Below
 One person will win:

  • $10 Paypal cash from God's Growing Garden
  • Your choice of 2 month small Ad spaces OR 1 month large
  • Spotlighting Ad Space (for Blogs or Online Shops) on Butterfly in the Attic- $30 value
  • 1 Sidebar Ad Space (for Blogs or Online Shops) on God's Growing Garden - $10 value
  • "Playful Heart" Necklace - $20 value

"Playful Heart" Necklace

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"I found this pretty sage green slag glass beach stone in Lake Michigan that is kind of heart-shaped. I drilled a 2 mm hole and dressed her up with a colorful aluminum large jump ring and strung her onto a playful colorful 30 inch plastic coated metal bead chain complete with black lobster clasp. The stone measures 1 inch wide. Since the bead chain is color plastic coated, it is a bit stiffer than plain metal, but is very cute and fun to wear!"

by ShorelineDesigned
Total prize value is $70!!

CLIMB Giveaway Rules & Conditions:
- this is open worldwide (void where prohibited)
- You must be 18 years or older to enter
- You MUST have a blog to win the Ad spaces (otherwise these will become second place prizes)
- You MUST have a valid PayPal account to win the Paypal Cash (otherwise this will become a second place prize)
- You MUST have a mailing address in the lower 48 states of the USA in order to win the necklace (otherwise these will become a second place prizes)
- facebook, google & all other social media are NOT responsible for any part of this giveaway
- This Giveaway is open from June 1st, 2016 until June 30th, 2016

Winner must respond to email within 48 hours or a different winner will be chosen
Giveaway Hosts, Cohosts & Guest Cohosts can NOT enter this Giveaway!, however - JUNE 2016 CLIMB blog hop co-hosts ARE allowed to enter this Giveaway (provided they are not also part of the Giveaway)
correspondence is done through email and the winner's email addresses will only be used to deliver or set-up e-prizes.  Email addresses will NEVER be sold or shared.
All prizes will be delivered by the contributing Bloggers/Shop Owners.
if you have any questions or concerns about this Giveaway please email one of the hosts:

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Onto the CLIMB (blog hop):

There are many ways to follow us:
April @ April Noelle
blog  |  facebook  |  google+  |  twitter bloglovin  |  YouTube instagram

Darlene @ Let It Shine
blog facebook  |  pinterest  |  twitter  |  bloglovin  |  google+ etsy

blog  |  periscope  |  pinterest  |  twitter  |  YouTube |  etsy instagram

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By participating in this blog hop your understand that your link might be featured &/or promoted on our blogs & social media.  Also, by participating in this blog hop your email address will be added to our CLIMB list & you will be sent an email reminder next month. 

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Remember - If you Guest Cohost you will receive a free Weekly Sidebar Ad and your blog button will appear on both Angie's blog & Angel's blog!!

(The Ad will run live a few weeks after you have co-hosted)

We are looking for amazing Bloggers like you to Guest Cohost the CLIMB! 

Please click the purple button below to sign up to Guest Cohost or click HERE!

God’s Growing Garden


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Darlene NemethI love to read your opinions and comments. It makes my day.

Bye for now.
Wishing you the best, Darlene

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

5 Steps to Find the Right Dentist

Hi everyone, I'm Darlene and I am so happy you decided to join me. A few weeks ago I shared a post listing a few possible problems you may encounter with a Dentist. Today I am sharing 5 tips to find the right dentist. There are a few things you should keep in mind when choosing one because your oral health is at stake. 

finding the right dentist

1. Referral/Recommendations

This is probably the best way to find a good dentist. Ask around. 
 2. Logistics
There is a broad range of questions you should have answered. The more questions you ask and research you do increases your chances of finding a dentist that best fits your needs and preferences.
  • Location: Yep it applies here too. Is the location convenient? By this I mean is it within the number of km/miles you are willing to travel. Is facility is accessible to the disabled? Is there parking or public transportation nearby? 
  • Office Hours: Do the office hours work with your schedule? Can you book an appointment for weekends or evenings? How long does it take to get an appointment?
  • Fees: Do they accept OW, ODSP or Status cards. What insurance plans/companies do they accept? If you aren't covered by a benefits program do they offer a payment plan? What methods of payment do they accept?
  • What is their policy on missed appointments? Ask for estimates on some common procedures such as full-mouth X-rays, an oral exam and cleaning, and filling a cavity.
  • Requirements: Will this dentist accept all your family members as patients and has experience with special needs? For example will the dentist be capable of taking care of children, diabetics, those with HIV/AIDS or people who are nervous about dental procedures. Is the environment kid-friendly (games, toys, books, etc.
 3. Placing a Call
  • Phone the dentist office to find out if the dentist is accepting new patients. 
  • At the same time have your questions from number 2 answered. If the receptionist can't answer your questions who can?
  • How long have they been in business?
  • Check out the attitude of the receptionist. How are you treated? Are they friendly or do they seem snappish or rushed?

4. Visiting the Office

Check out the office in person. 
  • Is the waiting area etc. neat and clean? 
  • Do they seem organized - professional?
  • How are you treated when you arrive?
  • Does the office and the equipment look neat, orderly and clean?
  • Does their technology and equipment look relatively new? Outdated equipment can point to the use of outdated and more risky procedures.
  • Do they wear gloves and other personal protection equipment while providing treatment?
A good overall atmosphere is important and you must feel comfortable.

5. First Visit with the Dentist

During your first visit pay attention to the dentist's approach to treatment. 
  • Are things clearly explained? 
  • Can you communicate comfortably with the dentist? 
  • Are your questions and concerns addressed? Do they ask questions to learn more about your situation and take notes on their findings?
  • How well do they explain your oral health situation, the treatments you require and the procedures that will be done? Do they communicate in simple terms or confusing/technical jargon?
  • Do they discuss both the benefits of the procedure and the possible side effects or problems?
  • Did they thoroughly examine your mouth, gums and teeth?
  • Was your medical history recorded and filed?
Good oral health care requires a good relationship between you, your dentist, and the dental team. You may want to call or visit more than one dental practice before making your final decision.

Here is a free printable to make sure you are getting the answers you need and can compare dentists.

Honey Bunny and I went to a new Dentist a couple of weeks ago. Sadly she had six small cavities. And me? It's been almost twenty years since I've been able to pay a dentist a visit. I know. Gross eh? You're probably thinking septic tank mouth. But no way. No cavities, no gum disease - just need a regular cleaning. Awesome eh!

Darlene NemethI love to read your opinions and comments. It makes my day.

Bye for now.
Wishing you the best, Darlene

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