Toddler’s and Golf

Well it finally happened! Gryphen talked Devon into taking her golfing. He figured after an hour of putting that she’d be done with it but guess what.. she was not! After a quick bite at the restaurant she was ready to start golfing. Parry Sound Golf and Country Club is pretty relaxed about etiquette for children especially when they’re only 3!
Gryphen wore her khaki shorts from Gap, a very light Under Armour tee (bright orange to stand out) and her green shoes (that she’s completely obsessed with right now), she did wear a hat but decided half way through she no longer wanted it!
What better way to play her first game then with her Daddy, Auntie Kana, Uncle Mark, Mummy and her Gramma!! Gryphen LOVED riding in the cart and did so well at paying attention and listening to the rules of golf. Other golfers were so impressed how well-behaved she was during the game. We’ve spent some time taking her out to the Club all summer to get her comfortable with being there. Which really paid off.
  We’ve purchased Gryphen’s clubs from Golf Town starting last summer with a putter and this summer we got her a wedge, a 7 iron and a driver. So far the total cost of her clubs have been $45, really not that much to get her loving a sport that her Daddy does! Our next purchase for her is a golf bag, I want something that she’ll be able to pull behind her or that her Dad can strap on to his and carry. We’ve been really working with Gryphen holding the club correctly and getting her to keep an eye on the ball. This really great women we meet while ordering our food just loved Gryphen and before she left for her tee time gave Gryphen a little gift. A bright & shiny silver golf ball! Gryphen was excited to hit her ball and play golf with her family.

If you’re wondering if you should take your kid out golfing, just do it! Kids won’t truly learn unless you’re allowing them to learn and experience the game. We can’t wait to take her out again very soon!

Moving Day is Near!

Well tomorrow marks the first half of our moving! Devon and Jegan will spend the late afternoon filling up our uhaul truck while I have my last visit with Judy at Georgian Bay Midwives. I can’t believe the day has finally come; it’s only been 11 months! We were in Thorold on Friday signing all the paperwork with the lawyers and stopped by to take a look at the house before leaving. It’s just so hard to believe that in just a few short days we’ll officially be home owners! (Below is Gryphen playing on her iPad as we wait for Lana, she was loving the very Blue Clue’s style chairs).
Wish us luck as we collect all of our belongings from our storage unit, Joanne’s house & the Toronto apartment over the next few days! It’s going to feel so amazing to have ALL of our things in one place for the FIRST time since Devon started working for GGN.


REVIEW // Shampoo Bar from West Lake Cosmetics

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!
0055 West Lake Cosmetics 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.
0056 West Lake Cosmetics 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.**

Does My Face Look Fat?

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! 

PARRY SOUND // Bearly Used Books

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 & Instagram!