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Foxy Originals Jewelry Teachers Gift Collection

I always swore I wouldn’t be one of THOSE parents. You know, the one who goes crazy at the end of the year trying to find the perfect teachers gift. Then my kids started school and I came to realize who extraordinary these human beings are that choose to become a teacher and dedicate their lives to helping our children become all that they can be. I am now one of THOSE parents.

I usually go with the typical teachers gift. A mug or a notepad along with a gift card to Tim Hortons. We are Canadian and Tim Hortons is a staple in our diet. This year though I was approached by Foxy Originals Jewelry about their limited time Teacher’s Gifts collection to do a review and after visiting the site I told them to count me in.

Thank your child's teacher for all their hard work with these gorgeous necklaces from the Foxy Originals Jewelry Teachers Gift collection.

This year my youngest started Kindergarten. It was hard to send him off but we sent him off to very capable hands who were ready to treat him as their own for 6 hours a day.

My oldest entered grade 3. Not a huge deal, however, he struggled very hard with french this year. His french teacher bent over backward to get him to understand and complete the work. She stayed in for recess and lunches to help him. Stayed after school to help him or call us to discuss how we can all work together. She even went as far as modifying the work and making the criteria easier for him to meet. She went above and beyond and now holds a special place in my heart.

This is why when I saw the Teacher’s Gifts Collection from Foxy Originals Jewelry I knew I had found the perfect end of school teachers gift for the amazing teachers in our life this year.


Foxy Originals Jewelry didn’t just end there with providing us with the perfect teachers gift. In my package, I also received gift bags and note cards to go along with the necklace. They thought of everything to make my life easy at what can be a very stressful time of year when you want to show your appreciation for all the hard work that teachers do.

The ‘Live, Love, Teach’ necklace come in either gold or silver and range from $20-$25.

I know I am late getting it up for most people for this year but I didn’t want to ruin the surprise for my son’s teachers. However, I highly recommend going on over to Foxy Originals Jewelry and ordering a couple today so that this time next year you are all ready to go with the perfect teachers gift.

*Disclosure: I was provided with 3 ‘Live, Love, Teach’ necklaces to in exchange for this post. As always all opinions are 100% my own.*

6 Commonly Asked Questions about Porcelain Veneers

6 Commonly Asked Questions about Porcelain VeneersImage by chopchopman via Flickr

Porcelain veneers were once exclusive to celebrities and the social elite, but now they are accessible to the general public as a way to enhance any smile. Millions of people choose porcelain veneers as either functional treatments or for cosmetic reasons. To help patients make an informed decision as to whether porcelain veneers are right for them, this article answers their most commonly asked questions.

Do they hurt?

Porcelain veneers are virtually painless. Before a veneer is applied, a microscopic amount of a tooth’s enamel is removed (about a millimetre), so that the veneer doesn’t look bulky or stick out among other teeth. It’s possible for a patient to request local anaesthetic but as there is little enamel being removed, it usually isn’t necessary. Some patients may feel sensitivity to hot and cold immediately following the application, but this is only a temporary sensation. Once the veneers are set and the initial sensitivity has subsided, patients shouldn’t feel any additional discomfort.

How long do they last?

Of the dental myths and truths about porcelain veneers, scepticism as to their efficacy and longevity is at the heart of most discussions.  Don’t let the name fool you; unlike the fragile porcelain that dolls are made of, porcelain veneers mimic the material of natural teeth. They are made to stand the tests that real teeth endure (chewing, scraping, biting, etc.). But like real teeth, they are not infallible to trauma.

Generally, key factors in determining the lifespan of a veneer are quality of the material, the quality of the application, and the level of care the patient employs. If porcelain veneers are properly looked after and no significant trauma occurs, they can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years.

Do they look artificial?

A skilled dentist can make veneers undistinguishable from other teeth by carefully matching size, shape, colour, texture, and position for a natural look. Porcelain veneers in Sydney are sophisticated and use state-of-the-art technology to ensure a high quality application and realistic aesthetic. There are cases where patients are unhappy with the results because their teeth look too perfect, but an experienced dental professional won’t try to give you a “perfect” smile – they’ll give you a smile that’s perfect for you.

Do veneers make teeth stronger?

While porcelain veneers are durable, their application does not give teeth super strength. As you would exercise caution against biting down and grinding on hard materials (such as shells, hard candies, etc.) using real teeth, so should you exercise the same caution with veneers. Excessive chewing and grinding on hard substances and materials will mean a shorter shelf life for your veneers.

Can I still get cavities with veneers?

Yes. Veneers are not dental sealants, and they are not a solution to tooth decay and gum disease. Though the porcelain veneer cannot decay, and when properly fitted will leave no gaps for food and plaque to get trapped in, the tooth underneath is still susceptible to bacteria if proper cleaning and care is not administered. Flossing and regular brushing is critical in protecting your veneer and the tooth structure underneath it.

Who can get veneers?

Veneers are designed to improve the appearance of teeth, but teeth must first be in reasonable health. Most importantly, there must be sufficient enamel left on the tooth to properly bond the veneer. Teeth with cavities and decay can still be viable candidates, as long as there is no sign of periodontal disease. Patients who have a habit of teeth grinding (bruxism) may not be suited for porcelain veneers, as the excessive grinding will prematurely wear down the material.

Orange is the New Black Season 4 #StreamTeam

Orange is the New Black is the outrageous and critically-acclaimed series from Emmy® Award-winner Jenji Kohan about a diverse group of inmates serving time in a women’s prison.

Are you ready? Get those snacks and comfy clothes ready. Orange is the New Black Season 4 is upon us. See the trailer and episode list right here.

The very first Netflix original series I ever watched was Orange is the New Black and I was hooked instantly. It seems like forever between seasons but I accept it with the enjoyment of binge watching each season in one day. Yes, I binge watch Orange is the New Black each time it comes out.

As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I got to get a sneak peak at the first 6 episodes of season 4 and all I can say is OMG. What an amazing season this is going to be. I can not wait to watch the rest of the episodes June 17th when the entire Orange is the New Black Season 4 is released on Netflix.

I do have one piece of advice. If you can resist the temptation to binge watch season 4 and you haven’t already done so refresh yourself with season 3. I did find myself having a few “huh” moments as it had been some time since I saw the previous season.

Orange is the New Black Season 4 Trailer

Orange is the New Black Season 4 Episode List

  1. Work That Body For Me
  2. Powersuit
  3. Don’t Say Anything
  4. Doctor Psycho
  5. We’ll Always Have Baltimore
  6. Piece of Shit
  7. It Sounded Nicer In My Head
  8. Friends In Low Places
  9. Turn Table Turn
  10. Bunny, Skull, Bunny, Skull
  11. People Persons
  12. The Animals
  13. Toast Can’t Ever Be Bread Again

Leave me a comment:

How do you watch Orange is the New Black? Are you a binge-watcher like myself or do you take your time and spread out the episodes?