Ha! Did my title confuse you?
Today’s post is such a random mix of things. I had three things to discuss with you and thought, well, geez, I’ll just stick them all in one random post.
Before we get to Thailand, shampoo and deodorant…did you remember to enter to win this today…
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In the meantime, let’s kick off today’s post with this…
Our experience at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary was fascinating and unforgettable. We got to feed, bathe and play with elephants until our hearts were content!
…friends, this is Clare! Clare and I have been friends for YEARS and bonus, she works with us over here at Mix and Match Travel Agency. You guys think I travel a lot with my kids? Um, Clare travels A TON! Her family just got back from Thailand last week and before that…they were in Amsterdam, Milan, Venice and Japan and that’s just in the last six months. Yeah. They traveled to all of those places just this year!
I asked Clare to share just a bit about their most recent adventure and here is what she said:
Thailand is often referred to as the “Land of Smiles” and our recent visit helped us to see why! The islands in Thailand are famous for their wonderful beaches, laid back vibe and exploratory excursions, while Bangkok, Thailand’s biggest city is known for its colorful street life. This trip was the perfect blend of adventure, culture and relaxation.
We did many exciting things during our stay in Thailand, but the three highlights were:
- Visiting the Elephant Retirement Park in Phuket
- Spending time in the spas (spa treatments are very affordable in Thailand)
- Exploring the exotic night markets in Bangkok
Our trip to Thailand started in the lush rainforests of Phuket, then to some of the most tranquil picture-perfect beaches
in Hua Hin, and was finished off by the hustle and bustle of big city life in Bangkok. We loved getting to experience this little slice of paradise!
One day our kids were invited to play with other children on the beach in Hua Hin. I love how language is never an issue for younger ones. Playing and having fun is what kids do, no matter where you come from.
I just wanted to introduce you to Clare today and share her most recent trip. I know many of you have already worked with her and know how SWEET she is! She lives right here in our area and I love, love, love working with this friend of mine. If you want more info on planning an amazing adventure like this one or a trip like ours to Europe, please email us! We would love to help you plan your next vacation 🙂 . firstname.lastname@example.org
Next up on our list of randomness…shampoo.
Okay, I really didn’t think much about posting about my new shampoo, but I’ve had several comments lately about my hair looking nice and healthy, and friends…I really think it’s the new shampoo and conditioner! Which, I owe all to…
You know Brooke. She’s Willow’s mama…
…she’s also the mama to Aiden, Cooper and Libby too!
When Brooke tells you to buy something, you do it. I don’t know what it is? We laugh about it because Brooke could sell ice to an Eskimo. She can get me to buy ANYTHING. She has this persuasive way about her! And you know what? She’s always right. Well, she told me I needed to start using this shampoo and conditioner…
…I never in a million years would have bought this, but friends…I’M OBSESSED!!! This stuff is amazing!!! I totally think it’s made my hair so much shinier and healthier!!
Thank you Brooke! You always know best 🙂 .
Also, I bought this on my own the other day to spray in my damp hair…
…and love it! It smells so good and gives me the wave I love. Just an FYI! You can find it HERE.
Okay, I do not want this next part to be controversial. I just want to share that after much discussion with my self-proclaimed “crunchy” friend (that’s what she calls herself), I have stopped using regular deodorant with all of the chemicals and yuckiness (if you google it, it will scare the heck out of you!) and started using this based on her recommendation…
But first, let me confess something. When I tried to jump straight from normal deodorant (that I’ve been using for like 25 years!) to the natural stuff, I broke out into a rash. It was lovely. #sarcasm
My friend told me that I needed to detox my underarms before jumping from one to the other which meant…I went a week without wearing deodorant. I know. Now, some people are firm believers that you shouldn’t wear deodorant at all (even the natural kind), and I can see their point, but at this time in my life, I still feel like I need something, so after detoxing, I switched over to these two (based on her recommendations). I use the charcoal one at night and the coconut lime during the day. It’s been a week with this new stuff and I love it!! So, for what it’s worth, if you’ve ever considered it, here are my new recommendations.
Whew! Random, right?
Now…today’s a big day at our house because Andrew and I are headed for an adult-only vacation! Woohoo!!! I love traveling with my kids and all…but I am so pumped to get away with just him 🙂 . Follow along on Instagram to see what we’re up to!
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