This post is sponsored by ARC. As always, all opinions are my own.
It’s no surprise this year has been full of the highest highs and the lowest lows. From pouring everything we have into renovating a house, and then going through the hardest experience to date, we’ve had a lot on our plate this year. Still, my granny always told me that you wake up and decide what kind of day you’re going to have, and it’s been an ever-present reminder to me since childhood that the most courageous thing you can do in the face of adversity is smile.
Because of those values, laughter and smiling come pretty easily. No matter what comes my way, I can always find a reason to smile. My biggest takeaway this year is just how resilient I really am. Life has thrown some curveballs, but I always bounce back and find the courage to face any challenge. I don’t think we often give ourselves enough credit for the hard things we get through, but I’m here to go ahead and pat myself on the back and smile from ear to ear because of it. I want my smile to tell the world that this girl can do the hard thing, and still find joy in spite of it. Because, deep down, I know the secret…there’s always a reason to smile.
I will say, I’m smiling a little bigger these days for a few reasons though…
– We are actually STAYING at the house now. PRAISE. There’s still so many tasks to complete (painting, trim work, moving, etc.) but the fact that we are actually able to live in a place that has been a full on construction zone for the past six months, definitely makes me smile a little brighter.
– We are planning the trip of a lifetime to Italy. This has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember, and to know that it’s finally coming to fruition fills me up with more excitement than I can contain!
With so much to smile about these days, I want to make sure my smile is as white as possible. I’m not about to give up my black coffee and red wine though, so teeth whitening is this girl’s best friend. I have to admit, I’m the first to fall victim to gimmicks like charcoal when it comes to promises of whiter teeth, but at the end of the day…most of these types of products are not PROVEN to work. That’s why, when ARC approached me to try their brand new teeth whitening strips, mentioning that they created this product in response to the growing (unproven) trend of home created teeth whitening remedies, it piqued my interest.
If you haven’t heard of ARC before, that’s because they are brand new to the market. They provide an at-home, easy to follow daily regimen for your teeth whitening woes. ARC only uses ingredients that are actually PROVEN to whiten teeth – like this LED blue light which is well known to accelerate the teeth whitening process.
I just started using them, so I’m excited to see the results! So far, I’m loving that they are super easy to use. Click here to try them out and remember to use code ARCxLeah for $15 off!