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Cakes got this awesome Dolly for her first birthday from her Nanny. She talks when her hands touch certain parts of her body, however Cakes was not very interested in her until recently. Unfortunately Dolly's hair has looked like this for almost a year now. Cakes is very fond of her of late and Dolly is involved in much of Cakes's play and learning. Recently Cakes has been checking her own hair out in the mirror and commenting on how pretty she looks. One day when commenting on her own beauty she pointed out that Dolly was sad because she wasn't pretty. This opened up a whole can of worms about beauty but when we got to the bottom of it Cakes pointed out Dolly could be pretty if she brushed her hair. So Cakes has been madly brushing Dolly's hair and it really just looks the same. After some research I stumbled across this post suggesting the use of fabric softener. As we went all green just before Cakes came along we don't use fabric softener, we use vinegar. So with a spray bottle, some water and a splash of vinegar we set out to brush Dolly's hair. The outcome was great and Cakes is super stoked. She now spends much of the day with the spray bottle and hair brush brushing Dolly's hair, her own hair, my hair and sometimes the cat (which we really are trying to deter her from doing).
My husband returned home from indoor cricket and was complaining he must have left the front of his bag open and his sun glasses had fallen out onto the street. He then did a quick audit of his bag (something I wouldn't have done) and noticed his cordless head phones (that cost $75 that he bought with a gift voucher he got for his birthday from friends) were not in the bag. We both headed outside in to the slight drizzle with a torch (and differing attitudes towards if we would find them or not). Then my husband and his seeing in the dark capabilities point them out, as I shined the torch on them we noticed they were in a flowing rush of water down the gutter. My husband's words were "They are goners". Thinking of the rice trick you hear people use on their iPhones after dropping them in the toilet or fishbowl, we decided to give it a shot. As I pour in some of the kilo bag of rice that was on special for $2 I stopped and tried to move it around. I then stated I needed more and my husband asked me not to waste anymore as it wasn't going to work (really it cost $2 for all this rice that you don't even eat anyway, really, really?), I explained Cake's and I needed to colour some rice so we would just use that (then I got the go ahead). After a few hours we gave them a go and guess what they worked, yay! Suck it Mr negative!
Well, I'm not wearing my slippers 24/7 but it is pretty close. I wear them all day long when we are home (and sometimes out) and all night long until I go to bed. They positively stink! I mean they really really stink! One solution would be to stop wearing them, but then I would be cold, so that is not an option. So I decided to find a solution that still allows me to wear my slippers. I found a way to clean them though this required me to wash the insides with warm soapy water. Apart from the fact I would have to go a day without wearing them, I don't think they would dry even hanging on the line so that can wait until Summer (or a hot Spring day). Then it hit me "Bicarbonate soda", it takes bad smells and moisture out of the fridge so why not my slippers. I wrapped some bicarbonate soda in some netting and placed them in my slippers over night. Yay! after one night they don't stink, they still smell but how will they be after two nights? It can only get better right?