28.7.14

Haiku: Love Is Like A Summer Bloom...

"I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.” Edna St. Vincent Millay
 



When love comes calling,
Bright, warm, full of hope and joy
Like a summer bloom...

The early bird sings,
Sweet, lyrical, a love dirge
Ripe, like bleeding hearts...

When love calls your name
Unfurl your petals and bloom
Her call is fleeting!


More below.

18.7.14

On Fridays: Join Us For The Ultimate Party On Google+




Welcome back to another Ultimate Party on Google+ Friday party!   As always, we are excited to have you join us, share a blog post or two, and help us spread the word. Thank you! The hashtag to use for our weekly party is #theultimateparty  It seems like only days ago when we hosted our first The Ultimate Party on Google Plus and invited all our blog friends and G+ connections to help us reach more folks and expand our reach. Our goal remains getting G+ Bloggers and others on Google+ to connect, share interests, and grow. So come on in and join the party!


Every week, our G+ Circle expands as we add more new members to the group. Currently, we have 225+ members and we thank you for your generous support helping us to grow. If you want to connect with savvy social media gurus, grow your fan base and be seen, Google+ is key to your engagement; it's the place to be for hangouts, parties and networking events. Join us today. It is never too late to participate and share a few posts.

In case you're still on the fence about participating, here's a very important fact to remember about a Google+ party: Every time someone +1's, comments, or shares your post,Google ranks that post higher. So come linkup for The Ultimate Party below! Then join in  The Ultimate Party on Google+ and participate by using the hashtag  #theultimateparty ! Will you join us today?

As we start a new month of hosted Google+ parties, I'd like to say a big Thank You  to our June co-hosts:  Amanda from Old House to New House  (She's returning as a co-host!) Keitha from The Bajan Texan, Crystal from Finding Crystal, and Bobbie S from A Vision to Remember They did an awesome job!


Please Welcome and Follow our co-hosts for July!  

Please give a huge round of applause for our new co-hosts:  Amanda from Old House to New House, Tara from My Anything and Everything, and Margaret from The World As I See It. They will serve as co-hosts for the next 4 weeks, and we hope some of you would step forward, and offer to co-host for the rest of the month of August We need co-hosts for the last 4 weeks in August starting with August 8!


Cohosts--The Ultimate Party


We appreciate the important contributions our co-hosts make every week to keep the party going. They help us with the +1's, comments, shares for each party and more.

What can we expect from a co-host?
  • Being able to check in several times for at least half of Friday ((from 8-1 or from 1-6) and comment, +1, and share posts with our hashtag.
  • Running the post on your blog. We will give you the html for the post.
What are the benefits of co-hosting with us?
  • We encourage everyone to follow you on Google+.
  • You/your blog would be linked up/linked back automatically right after the hosts.
  • You get to know and connect with other bloggers.
If you'd like to be a co-host for August or any other month, please email Tammy@theultimatelinky(dot)com or contact us on The Ultimate Party page.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW

Our Party starts at 8:00am EST(Eastern Standard Time, some of us leave at 6:00PM, and it finally wraps at 8:00PM. We leave the linkup open until 8:00PM  for West Coast bloggers and for those who work during the day. Please link up as early as possible, join the G+ party by using the hashtag #theultimateparty,  and help us make this special day fun! Share 2-3 family-friendly posts and any information that would be helpful to other bloggers. Remember to support others at the party by re-sharing, liking/commenting on other submitted posts.

Why did we choose Friday? We chose Fridays because studies have shown superior interaction on Google+ on Fridays from 11 a.m. - 2 pm and from 7-10 p.m. We pledge to work hard to interact with posts that link up with the hashtag #theultimateparty on Friday.
Even though the linky below closes at 6:00 p.m EST,  feel free to come back and comment and +1 on the posts until 8:00 pm. Please link up if you are going to party with us. We'll also create a Google+ circle based off of the link-up; so if you want to gain more followers, linking up is crucial. We also have a Google+ page called The Ultimate Party where you can receive updates and share in the threads posted on that page if you circle us!

What Is a G+ Party? A G+ Party is a networking event to meet,connect with people and exchange +1s, and share G+ posts. G+  parties have one or more Hosts who organize and promote the party. Co-Hosts are often brought in to help.

Why do we hold a G+ party and on Fridays?
  1. G+ postings help with SEO optimization.
  2. It helps our posts get higher ranking in Google's search engine.
  3. Friday is supposed to be the best time for interaction on G+, specifically between 11a.m. - 2 p.m. and 7 - 10 p.m. We now leave the party open until 9 p.m. for our offline workers and West Coast bloggers. One or more of us will hang out with you in the evening as many of your hosts live in the EST/CST time zones and might not be available at that time. Please link up as early as possible so that you get the most interaction on your posts.
  4. Joining and Sharing Our G+ Circle will help you gain more followers on G+. (We'll have a G+ circle that we share every week for those who link up.)
  5. Join the party to interact with and get to know other bloggers. Typically, at most online parties you follow people and never interact. Here you get to see who has the same interests/niche as you do!
  6. Our Party is a Blast! Join Us 
MORE BELOW!

11.7.14

July 11: The Ultimate Party On Google+ Is Back!




Welcome back to our Friday party for the month of July!  We took a week off to celebrate Independence day on July 4th. I hope you enjoyed the break and barbeque time with friends and family.  As always, we are excited to have you join us at The Ultimate Party on Google+, help us spread the word and share a blog post or two. Thank you! The hashtag to use for our weekly party is #theultimateparty  A few months ago, on a cold Friday morning, we hosted our first The Ultimate Party on Google Plus and invited all our G+ connections to help us reach more folks and expand our reach. Our goal remains getting G+ Bloggers and others on Google+ to connect, share interests, and grow. So come on in and join the party!


Every week, our G+ Circle expands as we add more new members to the group. Currently, we have 215+ members and, with your support, we will continue to grow. If you want to connect with savvy social media gurus, grow your fan base and be seen, Google+ is key to your engagement; it's the place to be for hangouts, parties and networking events. Join us today. It is never too late to participate and share a few posts.

In case you're still on the fence about participating, here's a very important fact to remember about a Google+ party: Every time someone +1's, comments, or shares your post,Google ranks that post higher. So come linkup for The Ultimate Party below! Then join in  The Ultimate Party on Google+ and participate by using the hashtag  #theultimateparty ! Will you join us today?

As we start a new month of hosted Google+ parties, I'd like to say a big Thank You  to our June co-hosts:  Amanda from Old House to New House  (She's returning as a co-host!) Keitha from The Bajan Texan, Crystal from Finding Crystal, and Bobbie S from A Vision to Remember They did an awesome job!


Please Welcome and Follow our co-hosts for July!  

Please give a huge round of applause for our new co-hosts:  Amanda from Old House to New House, Tara from My Anything and Everything, and Margaret from The World As I See It. They will serve as co-hosts for the next 4 weeks, and we hope some of you would step forward, and offer to co-host for the rest of the month of August We need co-hosts for the last 4 weeks in August starting with August 8!



Cohosts--The Ultimate Party


We appreciate the important contributions our co-hosts make every week to keep the party going. They help us with the +1's, comments, shares for each party and more.

What can we expect from a co-host?
  • Being able to check in several times for at least half of Friday ((from 8-1 or from 1-6) and comment, +1, and share posts with our hashtag.
  • Running the post on your blog. We will give you the html for the post.
What are the benefits of co-hosting with us?
  • We encourage everyone to follow you on Google+.
  • You/your blog would be linked up/linked back automatically right after the hosts.
  • You get to know and connect with other bloggers.
If you'd like to be a co-host for August or any other month, please email Tammy@theultimatelinky(dot)com or contact us on The Ultimate Party page.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW

Our Party starts at 8:00am EST(Eastern Standard Time, some of us leave at 6:00PM, and it finally wraps at 8:00PM. We leave the linkup open until 8:00PM  for West Coast bloggers and for those who work during the day. Please link up as early as possible, join the G+ party by using the hashtag #theultimateparty,  and help us make this special day fun! Share 2-3 family-friendly posts and any information that would be helpful to other bloggers. Remember to support others at the party by re-sharing, liking/commenting on other submitted posts.

Why did we choose Friday? We chose Fridays because studies have shown superior interaction on Google+ on Fridays from 11 a.m. - 2 pm and from 7-10 p.m. We pledge to work hard to interact with posts that link up with the hashtag #theultimateparty on Friday.
Even though the linky below closes at 6:00 p.m EST,  feel free to come back and comment and +1 on the posts until 8:00 pm. Please link up if you are going to party with us. We'll also create a Google+ circle based off of the link-up; so if you want to gain more followers, linking up is crucial. We also have a Google+ page called The Ultimate Party where you can receive updates and share in the threads posted on that page if you circle us!

What Is a G+ Party? A G+ Party is a networking event to meet,connect with people and exchange +1s, and share G+ posts. G+  parties have one or more Hosts who organize and promote the party. Co-Hosts are often brought in to help.

Why do we hold a G+ party and on Fridays?
  1. G+ postings help with SEO optimization.
  2. It helps our posts get higher ranking in Google's search engine.
  3. Friday is supposed to be the best time for interaction on G+, specifically between 11a.m. - 2 p.m. and 7 - 10 p.m. We now leave the party open until 9 p.m. for our offline workers and West Coast bloggers. One or more of us will hang out with you in the evening as many of your hosts live in the EST/CST time zones and might not be available at that time. Please link up as early as possible so that you get the most interaction on your posts.
  4. Joining and Sharing Our G+ Circle will help you gain more followers on G+. (We'll have a G+ circle that we share every week for those who link up.)
  5. Join the party to interact with and get to know other bloggers. Typically, at most online parties you follow people and never interact. Here you get to see who has the same interests/niche as you do!
  6. Our Party is a Blast! Join Us 
MORE BELOW!

27.6.14

June 27: End The Month With The Ultimate Party On Google +!




Welcome to our final Friday of the month of June!  Join us today at The Ultimate Party on Google+ and help us spread the word and share a post. Thank you! The hashtag to use for our weekly party is #theultimateparty  A few months ago, on a cold Friday morning, we hosted our first The Ultimate Party on Google Plus; Our goal was/remains to get  G+ Bloggers and others on Google+ to connect, share interests, and grow. So join the party! ( Note: No Party on July 4th )


Every week, our G+ Circle expands as we add more new members to the group. Currently, we have 215+ members and, with your support, we will continue to grow. If you want to connect with savvy social media gurus, grow your fan base and be seen, Google+ is key to your engagement; it's the place to be for hangouts, parties and networking events. Join us today. It is never too late to participate and share a few posts.

There is also a very important fact to remember about a Google+ party: Every time someone +1's, comments, or shares your post, Google ranks that post higher. So come linkup for The Ultimate Party below! Then join in  The Ultimate Party on Google+ and participate by using the hashtag  #theultimateparty ! Are you joining us today?

As we wrap up the month of June, hosting the  Google+ party, we say a big  Thank You  to our June co-hosts below. Stay tuned for our new co-hosts for July and don't forget to contact Tammy below if you'd love to co-host with us.

Please Welcome and follow our co-hosts for June!  

Amanda from Old House to New House is returning as a co-host! We appreciate all her hard work last month. Keitha from The Bajan Texan, Crystal from Finding Crystal, and Bobbie S from A Vision to Remember are all joining her this month.

Cohosts--The Ultimate Party


We appreciate the important contributions our co-hosts make every week to keep the party going. They help us with the +1's, comments, shares for each party and more.

What can we expect from a co-host?
  • Being able to check in several times for at least half of Friday ((from 8-1 or from 1-6) and comment, +1, and share posts with our hashtag.
  • Running the post on your blog. We will give you the html for the post.
What are the benefits of co-hosting with us?
  • We encourage everyone to follow you on Google+.
  • You/your blog would be linked up/linked back automatically right after the hosts.
  • You get to know and connect with other bloggers.
If you'd like to be a co-host for July, August or any other month, please email Tammy@theultimatelinky(dot)com or contact us on The Ultimate Party page.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW

Our Party starts at 8:00am EST(Eastern Standard Time, some of us leave at 6:00PM, and it finally wraps at 8:00PM. We leave the linkup open until 9:00PM  for West Coast bloggers and for those who work during the day. Please link up as early as possible, join the G+ party by using the hashtag #theultimateparty,  and help us make this special day fun! Share 2-3 family-friendly posts and any information that would be helpful to other bloggers. Remember to support others at the party by re-sharing, liking/commenting on other submitted posts.

Why did we choose Friday? We chose Fridays because studies have shown superior interaction on Google+ on Fridays from 11 a.m. - 2 pm and from 7-10 p.m. We pledge to work hard to interact with posts that link up with the hashtag #theultimateparty on Friday.
Even though the linky below closes at 6:00 p.m EST,  feel free to come back and comment and +1 on the posts until 9:00 pm. Please link up if you are going to party with us. We'll also create a Google+ circle based off of the link-up; so if you want to gain more followers, linking up is crucial. We also have a Google+ page called The Ultimate Party where you can receive updates and share in the threads posted on that page if you circle us!

What Is a G+ Party? A G+ Party is a networking event to meet,connect with people and exchange +1s, and share G+ posts. G+  parties have one or more Hosts who organize and promote the party. Co-Hosts are often brought in to help.

Why do we hold a G+ party and on Fridays?
  1. G+ postings help with SEO optimization.
  2. It helps our posts get higher ranking in Google's search engine.
  3. Friday is supposed to be the best time for interaction on G+, specifically between 11a.m. - 2 p.m. and 7 - 10 p.m. We now leave the party open until 9 p.m. for our offline workers and West Coast bloggers. One or more of us will hang out with you in the evening as many of your hosts live in the EST/CST time zones and might not be available at that time. Please link up as early as possible so that you get the most interaction on your posts.
  4. Joining and Sharing Our G+ Circle will help you gain more followers on G+. (We'll have a G+ circle that we share every week for those who link up.)
  5. Join the party to interact with and get to know other bloggers. Typically, at most online parties you follow people and never interact. Here you get to see who has the same interests/niche as you do!
  6. Our Party is a Blast! Join Us 
MORE BELOW!

20.6.14

Straight Talk About Invisalign Teen: Myths And Facts


INVISALIGN: A Modern Approach to Straightening Teeth.
Have you or someone you know used Invisalign Teen? And if yes, what was your/their experience?   Last month, I joined a group of bloggers at an Invisalign Straight Talk Blogger Event in Boston, Massachusetts. We were invited by Invisalign and The SITSGirls to come learn more about the brand and to share the information we gathered with our readers, friends, and family. It was a highly informative event with a slide show, live demonstration, and an excellent in-depth presentation from Dr. Barry J Glaser of Glaser Orthodontics. What impressed me most was learning how easy and comfortable it is to wear the Invisalign Teen clear aligners, and how effective they are at straightening teeth for preteens, teens, and even adults. Many of us had heard of the brand name but knew very little about it. A few of us had never heard about it until we were invited to attend the training. We came with a lot of questions and Dr. Glaser deftly walked us through the myths and facts about Invisalign. I have shared them throughout this post and invite you to spend some time reading them.  




Myth #1: Invisalign can only treat minor or cosmetic issues. FACT: It treats a wide variety of orthodontic issues including severe bite issues.
Myth #2: Invisalign is more expensive than metal braces. FACT: The cost is usually comparable to the cost of traditional braces and most dental insurance plans cover a portion of it.
Myth #3: I won’t be able to tell if my child is wearing Invisalign often enough for it to be effective. FACT: The aligners have small blue dots, officially called compliance indicators, that gradually fade as they are worn. The dots offer a quick visual check for parents and teens.
Myth #4: If my child loses their aligners, it’s going to cost me an arm and a leg to replace. FACT:  The teen gets up to six FREE replacement aligners with Invisalign Teen.

What is Invisalign Teen? Invisalign Teen is a clear plastic, custom-made, molded teeth brace/aligner that requires less effort to insert and remove; unlike the old metal braces of my childhood. It is both removable and invisible and offers an innovative way to help straighten your teen's teeth. We can toss the metal braces for a "smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that your child will wear over their teeth."  I immediately fell in love with the aligner and even got a sample to examine. They are light, flexible and effective. The aligners straighten teeth without traditional wires/brackets and give teens the confidence to get on with living life to the fullest. So why aren't more teens wearing them?  Qualified Orthodontists need additional training on using them, some people are resistant to change, and there are even myths about Invisalign Teen that need to be addressed and corrected.  Misinformation about any product can discourage people from using it, so it's important to do some research and ask questions. The myths and facts are in block quotes throughout this post. Read them, visit the Invisalign website and then make an informed choice for your child.



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Myth #5: After Invisalign Teen, my child’s teeth  may revert back to their original position. FACT: Without retainers, straight teeth can revert, and that's why they advice you to consider Vivera retainers
Myth #6: I don’t need to take my child to see an orthodontist until they are a teenager. FACT: The American Association of Orthodontics recommends children get their first orthodontic check-­up by age 7.
Myth #7: Invisalign takes longer to complete than braces. FACT: The Invisalign treatment length is comparable to braces and, like traditional braces, can vary per individual.
Myth# 8: If my child’s dentist or orthodontist recommends braces over Invisalign, I should trust their opinion. FACT: You are entitled to a second opinion. Visit www.invisalign.com to "find a doctor" and get help locating experienced Invisalign and Invisalign Teen doctors in your area.
Were you surprised to hear that the 8 myths listed above about Invisalign are untrue?  Until our event, I had very little knowledge of Invisalign and knew only one person who had them. As I watched the demo, I flashed back to one of my twin daughters who spent 2-3 years wearing painful metal braces that needed regular adjustments. My first question was why wasn't this offered to her as a viable option? I don't know the answer but you won't have to worry about that either if you take the time to learn about Invisalign Teen. Learn to recognize myths from facts and make an informed choice. It would be the best investment of time spent learning about an alternative to metal braces. Is Invisalign the right choice for you or your child? Take the Invisalign Smile Assessment to find out.  Continue below for 4 more myths.

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