I have heard so many great things about the West Fork Wharf ever since they opened in June (2014). Many of my friends and family have been but I kept missing out. Finally, a few of the North Iowa Bloggers decided to go there for supper after our recent wreath making class. Since I’ve never been here before, I was really looking forward to seeing all the awesome decor that I have heard about.
Since this is going on my second year of living on my own, I am still if the process of starting and making my own traditions and I think I have found one that I want to keeping doing every year. I especially want to keep this going once I start to grow my family as it teaches patience, creativity and social skills.
Yesterday, a few of the North Iowa Bloggers decided to spend the morning shopping local in Mason City, Iowa. Mason City is what I would say is the central “hub” of North Iowa. It’s the town the has all the big box stores, but when we went shopping, we wanted to make it a point to only shop local as there are so many stores with such great things! We were sure to find something for everyone in our families.
Here are the stores that we stopped at and are a must during the holiday season.
Our first stop of the morning was at Soyphisticated Candles. To tell you the truth, I have lived next to Mason City my whole life and I never knew about this place! Sophisticated Candles is located on East State Street, right next to East Park. They have everything from candles to soaps, to sprays and oils.All of these products are made in Mason City with natural and renewable soy and essential oils. What I love about soy candles is that they burn cleanly, with very little to no black, sooty buildup.