Playing catch up with a Great Soap

Well hello all you in shaving land,

I wanted to post that I am still here and still shaving via old school style.  The past couple years have been a crazy ride, but my razors are still with me.  I will try to give a brief over view and some encounters I have had in shaving land.  So hear we go.

In the past two years since my last post my family has grown exponentially.  When starting this blog it was a quiet house of three plus the dog.  Now it is a much busier house of six plus the pooch.  As you can see now why the posts have trickled to a halt, my hands have been busy else were with more little ones.  We are very blessed by the arrival of a baby girl back in late 2011 and twins this past January.

All the while I have made the leap from a military life to a civilian one.  This past July I officially hung up the uniform and put on jeans and a button up shirt from hear on out.  It has been exciting and challenging at the same time.  With support from friends, family and God we have been making it through like this is what we were supposed to be doing all along.

I want to give a shout out to one of my shaving buddies and his wife who I had the pleasure of getting to know via this and another site then finally meeting in Texas this past summer.  You guys are great and am privileged to have you in my and my families lives.  Thank you for your friendship.

So it has been a wild ride, on to the shaving stuff.  First off I have all but stopped using a straight razor.  As much as I love the idea, life got busy and it takes time to which I don’t have right now.  But I did not give up all together.  I am know using regularly a double edge razor.  I have quite a few know and rotate through them.  What changes with this routine is the soap I use for the most part.

I have really gotten into local and natural with my soaps.  I like to sample and have yet to find the one I will stay with forever because there are so many soap options that I find I love so many of them that I want to keep trying other new ones.  Currently I am using one that I think by far is the best soap I have used to date.  It is called, oddly enough, For The Best Shave of Your Life.  It is made by Absolutely Fabulous Soap Company, out of Cottage Grove Oregon.  I found this at my local grocery store, with a name like that I had to give it a try.

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The link to this product in found here, http://www.etsy.com/listing/87721665/absolutely-fabulous-shaving-soap-for-the?ref=shop_home_active .  They sell many more soaps that could be used for shaving and body use.  This however is the only one you can find online, but in my humble opinion is the one that really ROCKS as a shaving soap.  It lathers super easy, doesn’t take a whole bunch of water to get going and has sudsy staying power like the big dogs.  Plus it is a natural and local small business made soap.  I do believe this will always have a spot reserved at my bathroom counter.

So there is a brief of what has happened and a small review on a great product.

Till next time, keep on shaving on.