Whiten Your Teeth With Smile Brilliant + Giveaway!


I have a little something different for y’all today. I’m going to share my results from a product that I received from Smile Brilliant. They provided me with a professional teeth whitening kit that you could do at home.

My teeth are pretty white as is, because I don’t have any bad habits such as smoking or drinking coffee that will stain my teeth. I may not drink coffee, but I’m a Diet Coke addict and drink bourbon. I wanted to whiten my teeth by a few shades. I wanted them to be ridiculously white, like in those cheesy toothpaste commercials.

Believe it or not, I was about to head to Wal-mart to buy some Crest White Strips. However, I couldn’t remember if I could see results or not, when I used them. I was willing to try again, but I didn’t want to waste my money if they weren’t going to work or I wasn’t going to see the results that I wanted. The only thing I remembered was that they were rather uncomfortable and wouldn’t necessarily stay in place the entire length of the process. I had always wanted to get my teeth professionally whitened, but I hate going to the dentist and I haven’t been in a looooong time (longer than I care to admit!), and it is so pricey, so that idea was completely out. It was simply not going to happen. Did you know the average cost of professional teeth whitening at the dentist is $500?!?! That definitely isn’t easy on your wallet. Here’s an article that goes into details comparing the different methods.

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White Dog Day 2016 | Buffalo Trace Distillery


I just love going out and attending events, especially when it involves bourbon and/or food. Back in early September, I remember seeing a post on facebook about winning tickets to White Dog Day at Buffalo Trace. I couldn’t find much information about the event, but I knew that I just had to go! I would’ve been willing to pay, because it was something that I really wanted to attend.

Around the end of September, I received an invitation in the mail for White Dog Day. I was so ecstatic, because it was something that had been on my mind, and I would’ve been bummed if I wasn’t able to attend. At the event, you would be able to go on a “behind the scenes” tour, do a toast with White Dog, sign a bourbon barrel, and have dinner and drinks.

Some people may be wondering, what is White Dog and why is this event so important? The event, White Dog Day at Buffalo Trace, is to celebrate their 243rd distilling season. They have continuously been operating since 1775. They didn’t even shut down during Prohibition, because they were one of the few distilleries that were licensed by the federal government to distill bourbon for ‘medicinal purposes.’ Buffalo Trace sits on approximately 378 acres of land (actually more now, since they purchased more land not too long ago!). Buffalo Trace has also won more awards than any other distillery in the world in the past decade.

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A Stop on the Bourbon Trail: Woodford Reserve


After the Bourbon Social: Buffalo Brunch that we attended on October 9, we decided to take a tour of Woodford Reserve, since it was only 20 minutes away. This was the second time we had went to Buffalo Trace, and it was going to be the second time that we would visit Woodford Reserve.

Woodford Reserve is a distillery that is located in Versailles, Kentucky, and it is a bourbon produced by the Brown-Forman Corporation. It is also one of the smallest and oldest distilleries in Kentucky. In 1995, Woodford Reserve was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2000.

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The Bourbon Social: Buffalo Trace Brunch | Buffalo Trace Distillery


To close out the weekend (October 6-9) with The Bourbon Social, the last event was the Buffalo Trace Distillery Brunch. Everyone loves brunch, and if you don’t, what kind of person are you?!?

Over the last week (October 6-9), there were four amazing events called, The Bourbon Social. The Bourbon Social is a festival celebrating the craft and culture of Bourbon and Southern food. Earlier this year, in February, April, and June were The Bourbon Social Presents… events (see: Beer, Bourbon, and Bacon Garden Party).

For those that don’t know, Buffalo Trace is located in Frankfort, Kentucky. Buffalo Trace is the oldest continuously operating distillery in the United States. Even during Prohibition (1920-1933), they were still producing bourbon. They were allowed by the federal government to continue distilling bourbon for medicinal purposes. Only six distilleries were allowed to produce medicinal bourbon, and there were six million prescriptions written JUST IN Kentucky!

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The Bourbon Social: The Main Event | Tips For Bourbon Tasting Events


Over the last week (October 6-9), there were four amazing events called, The Bourbon Social. The Bourbon Social is a festival celebrating the craft and culture of Bourbon and Southern food. Earlier this year, in February, April, and June were The Bourbon Social Presents... events (see: Beer, Bourbon, and Bacon Garden Party). Out of the four events, I attended two; the one on Saturday and the one on Sunday.

What The Bourbon Social is about…

“Located in the heart of the Bluegrass, The Bourbon Social is a series of events celebrating Bourbon craft and culture, and the great people who share a love of America’s native spirit. Mix in a little Kentucky hospitality and the tasty foods we’re known for and you’ve got one helluvah party.

This series boasts a variety of events, for the bourbon enthusiast and the newcomer alike…. (and even something for those who were brought along, despite their not liking Bourbon)…. {yes, those people do exist} . From demos to tastings, pairing dinners and distillery brunches, tours and seminars, and so much more – there’s something for everyone and every budget. And if all this wasn’t enough – Kentucky is THE place to be each Fall, from picturesque Horse Farm tours, perfect weather, and the Keeneland Fall meet…. you won’t have enough time to cover all the sights!”

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