I love shampoo bars and up to this point we’ve been ordering them from the States and shipping them to Devon’s hotel rooms. Well this past week my sister-in-law came home with an all natural shampoo bar from one of our local shops here in Parry Sound; West Lake Cosmetics. For the past few days all I’ve been hearing about is how wonderful this shampoo bar is and how the Rosemary and Lavender blend smells amazing in her hair! Finally having
enough a bit of free time on Wednesday afternoon I decided to stop in at West Lake to purchase one for myself!
While I was there I also grabbed a handful of the soap samples for $2. We’re having a Welcoming Party for Devon’s new niece and thought they’d make great “thank you’s” for everyone who comes.
After a few days of using the Shampoo Bar I can really feel a difference in my hair. My hair feels much fuller and doesn’t go flat by evening. If you’re concerned that it won’t lather up like liquid shampoo, don’t be! With the bar a small bit goes a long way. If you’re finding that your hair feels a bit tangled and want to use conditioner; spray some Apple Cider Vinegar during your shower and let it rinse out. You’ll notice your hair will no longer tangle and will be very soft. If I blow dry my hair I love using a small amount of Argan Oil in my hair to give it some extra shine and softens it up as well.
Gryphen really loves the shampoo bar as well, it’s much easier for her to rub the bar in her hair then losing the liquid shampoo in the water! Although I think she does it on purpose. Not all hotels provide good shampoo and soap for their guests and for that reason I cut a bar in half and put one half in Devon’s toiletries bag for while he’s at work. There’s nothing better than using a great product while on the road.
Our family loves the shampoo bar from West Lake Cosmetics and can’t wait until they have more scents for us to fall in love with! Also check out their wide variety of soaps, they have a little something for everybody.
If you’re still looking for a Mother’s Day gift I recommend stopping by their store front on James Street in Parry Sound.
**This is not a paid review, I’m only sharing my personal opinion.**
Our Valentine’s Day was amazing! We spent it together as a family and what better way then at the 31st Annual MushRush in Seguin Township.
After we had a fairly decent night sleep we decided to head over to Huntsville for breakfast at the Family Place Restaurant
Family Place Restaurant is one of our favorite places to eat in Huntsville. The food is reasonable priced and well made. I love that you can see what’s happening in the kitchen while you’re waiting for your food. Two of my favourite dishes would be breakfast & pizza! They’ve never let me down 🙂
If you’re in the mood for a milk shake, order one! They’re very thick & delicious. Be prepared for a bit of a wait if you’re heading there on the weekend. It’s always a bit busy.
After our delicious brunch at Family Place Restaurant we headed over to Sandhill Nursery
to explore their Fall Festival. Every year Sandhill has something amazing happening there. They go above and beyond what you’d expect from any landscape company. I was pretty happy when I did a quick check on their website to see that Zoo To You Reptiles
was going to be there until 3pm. Parry Sound Early Years program had them previously and Gryphen LOVED the alligator.
After our up close and personal visit with the animals we took to the very giant maze! Gryphen loved exploring and finding our way to the maze, passing the goats eating and relaxing! Once arriving Gryphen started to find her way through and before we knew it we were coming out of the exit and on our way to the tent!
Thanksgiving weekend was the last weekend for the Fall Festival at Sandhill Nursery but we’re looking forward to what’s coming up next! We love free fun places for the family.
I love long hair but sometimes we need an update, a new look. I decided it was time for a change and booked an appointment with Jess at Mary-Jo’s in Parry Sound to have my hair cut!
This is the first time I’ve ever had my hair so short 🙂 at first I have to admit I HATED it! I wanted to cry, I had no idea how to style it correctly or what I was thinking haha
It’s now been a few days and I’m starting to like it now! It’s incredibly easy to maintain. I have some flare in my hair & I still like it to be perfectly straight! That only takes about a minute to fix up now. Yay!
I went from long to short in 20 minutes and I’m very happy with my decision!
Has anyone else ever just cut your hair much shorter? Tell me why you decided to do it!
Who doesn’t love books! I feel like we’re always buying books for Gryphen, this month alone we’ve spent over $100 on used books from Bearly Used Books
! The average cost of most books are $3.
Whether you’re an adult or a child there’s a place for you to sit and decide on which books you want to purchase! I love that i’m able to bring Gryphen, we can sit down and read the books with her to see which ones she’d like. If you haven’t found something up stairs, go downstairs where you’ll spend HOURS ( I mean i’ve spent hours) looking not only children’s books but books that you’ll love too.
If you’re looking for something specific I suggest bringing the name of the author and book title, the amazing staff are always there and ready to help you search. Those women have spent on several occasions helping me search through the rows of books to find that “one” book that would be perfect for me to read. hahah I always seem to find more then one!
If you’re in the Parry Sound area I highly suggest checking out Bearly Used Books! You’ll find some really great books for even better prices! If your child is anything like Gryphen and likes to tear pages, there’s nothing better then spending $.50 on a book instead of $10!
Check out Bearly Used Books at 45 Seguin Street; Don’t forget to like them on Facebook