Visit Smither Park

A few weeks ago, MyFamily made the trip to Smither Park in Houston, TX.

Now, I say “made the trip,” because even though we live in “Houston,” everything in Houston takes at least 20 minutes.

Smither Park, Houston, TX

Smither Park is a creative urban space that has developed with the help of artists and friends. Over 300 artists have contributed permanent mosaic masterpieces and the park serves as a testimony to the vibrancy and creativity of the city of Houston.

The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art preserves, promotes, and documents visionary art environments, provides opportunities for the expression of personal artistic vision, and creates a community where that expression is valued.
CONSERVATION & PRESERVATION
The Orange Show
The Beer Can House
​CIVIC ART
Smither Park
​CULTURAL PROGRAMMING
The Houston Art Car Parade
The Orange Show Concert & Event Series

While we were there, everywhere we turned we found new, amazing, and sometimes hidden images. Here are just a few that grabbed our attention.

Smither Park, Houston, TX – Amphitheater

As the weather is becoming more tolerable, this would be an amazing place to take kids of all ages and have a scavenger hunt. Believe me, if you can think of an object, you will most likely find it somewhere in these gorgeous mosaics.

Smither Park, Houston, TX
Smither Park, Houston, TX – Houses

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Shower Favorites for the Whole Family

no one, nobody, literally not one person, me: Hey guys! wanna see what shampoo I use?

I often enjoy the little peeks inside people’s life (obviously, with their permission), like “What’s In My Bag?“, “A Day in the Life,” or “My Phone Apps.”

Finding the right products can be such a trial – it may be amazing for someone, but terrible for you; you might hate the smell, coverage, results; the one recommending the product doesn’t actually use it, but gets paid to promote it. #dearinfluencer

Here is a look inside our shower with products for the whole family.

SK - shower favorites products

Fairy Tales Hair Tangle Tamers Shampoo

1. Fairy Tales Tangle Tamers Shampoo

Fairy Tales Hair Tangle Tamers Conditioner

2. Fairy Tales Tangle Tamers Conditioner

We’ve used this hair care line since MyChild was about 2 when she outgrew the baby shampoos. She and I have similar hair – the strands themselves are fine, but there is a LOT. We also alternate with the Rosemary Repel bug deterring line when MyChild will be spending a lot of time outside and the Sun and Swim line when she’s spending time in the pool.


Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo

3. Paul Mitchel Tea Tree Special Shampoo

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner

4. Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner

This is MyHusband’s chosen hair care. He’s used it since high school, apparently. Personally, I do not prefer the scalp tingling.


Verb Ghost Shampoo

5. Verb Ghost Shampoo

This is a great shampoo for fine hair – it is very lightweight, but moisturizing, too.

Verb Hydrating Conditioner

6. Verb Hydrating Conditioner

I did start out using the Ghost Conditioner, along with the shampoo, but I found that I was dealing with a lot of static when spending too much time in dry environments – i.e. my office in winter, so I switched to this Hydrating conditioner and love the results. Moisturizing to nourish my hair, but still not too heavy to weigh it down and loose hard-earned volume.

Verb Hydrating Hair Mask

7. Verb Hydrating Hair Mask

I’ve started using this mask on Sundays after a deep clean to help my hair and prevent more breakage. My hair is always in a ponytail during this quarantine, so there is more breakage than I’d prefer.

Of note: I’ve accidentally become someone who uses a brands entire line. Of the Verb products, I also use the Ghost Prep, Volume Spray, Dry Shampoo – Light (I much prefer DryBar’s Detox Dry Shampoo, though), and the Sea Texture Spray.


Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash Pink Grapefruit

8. Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash – Pink Grapefruit

Native Body Wash Charcoal

9. Native Body Wash – Charcoal

I love this one.

Native Body Wash Eucalyptus and Mint

10. Native Body Wash – Eucalyptus and Mint

MyHusband’s Preference

The Honest Co. Truly calming Bubble Bath

11. The Honest Co. Truly Calming Bubble Bath

This is our preferred bubble bath. It makes great foam and bubbles for fun and the calming lavender and soothing chamomile work great on MyChild’s skin.

Dove Sensitive Skin Unscented Bar Soap

12. Dove Sensitive Skin Unscented Bar Soap

While the bubbles are fun, using this bar soap for actual cleaning was recommended by MyChild’s pediatrician because it doesn’t leave any residue on the skin.


Pacific Shaving Co. Caffeinated Shaving Cream

13. Pacific Shaving Co. Caffeinated Shave Cream


Harry's Face Wash with Peppermint

14. Harry’s Face Wash with Peppermint

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Mild

15. Clinique Liquid Facial Soap – Mild

MyChild and I both use this one.


Tooletries body scrubber

16. Tooletries – body scrubber

I started using this silicone body scrubber and love it. Now, we each have our own. We also have the Shower Mirror, shower hooks, and razor holders. Why? They are all movable!

Sephora scalp massager

17. Sephora Scalp Massager

As a lover of dry shampoo, hairspray, and volume spray, I was noticing my scalp wasn’t always as clean as I thought it should be. I grabbed this massager from Sephora just to give it a try (it is only $10.)

  • I love it. It’s doing exactly what I’d hoped.
  • MyChild loves it for the massaging effects. She was also having some dry spots on her head and this has been helping prevent that.
  • MyHusband appreciates the scalp stimulation and how the silicone fingers get everything clean.

Clearly, my whole family is sold. Lol.


schick Hydro 5 razor

18. Schick Hydro 5

This one is MyHusband’s.

Gillette Mach 3 razor

19. Gillette Mach 3

This one is mine. The ladies equivalent is the Venus 3 and I hate the head shape, so I stick with the guy’s version. (Let’s not discuss why razors are gendered.)

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