wednesday wonders...

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wednesday wonders...
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Wed, 09-22-2010 - 5:42pm

lol,

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Tue, 09-28-2010 - 12:17pm

I simplified the whole thing by always wearing black or dark brown pants with black trouser socks and black shoes. And I only had one pair of dress shoes. It was my blouses that changed.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Tue, 09-28-2010 - 11:03am

I'm between the two of you...less than 30 minutes from out of bed to out the door.

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Mon, 09-27-2010 - 10:08pm

I didn't know that one. Always good to know one more way to get rid of stains.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 11:15am
You can also make a borax paste with hot water and rub it on the stains and leave it there until it hardens, then sort of scrape off the gunk and throw the item in the washer.
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Mon, 09-27-2010 - 10:48am

Vinegar. http://www.vinegartips.com/Scripts/pageViewSec.asp?id=8

Remove perspiration odor and stains on clothing, as well as those left by deodorants, by spraying full-strength white distilled vinegar on underarm and collar areas before tossing them into the washing machine.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 8:37am

I appreciate this, I bought a samll box of borax this weekend always looking for ideas on how to keep things whiter and brighter... I have already done two loads of laundry and today is my "big clean" thruout the house, i will have to see how i like it, had to take a break for a cup of tea and some computer time. ;)

Does anyone have a fabulous solution on how to get sweat stains from arm pits out?

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sun, 09-26-2010 - 7:00am

Middle school was horrible for DD3. She always had curly hair but with puberty it turned into a kinky uncontrolable mess.(think Carrot Top) Even though she washed it every day it never looked clean because of the texture. She got teased by some of the other girls for having dirty hair.

Throughout high school she straightened it. In college she has let it go back to its normal state. In part because it is so time consuming to straighten it but also because it has settled down from the middle school years.

DD1 has her paternal grandmothers hair, straight as can be, will not even take a curl. DD2 got my wavy hair (although mine is becoming more curly with age, I am turning into my mother LOL). DD3 got my mothers curly hair which she (my mother) always hated.

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Sun, 09-26-2010 - 1:35am
Yes I'm assuming it was the puberty hormone change. We bought her a better straightner today. I would put in the time for blowdrying her hair to get it straighter, but she hates having anyone else brush her hair--she's very sensitive about it. I don't brush hard and she is still ow ow ow. Maybe I need to have another talk with her about it--the older girls (odd's friends) were giving her advice in the car today, lol).

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Sat, 09-25-2010 - 5:46pm

I cannot have short hair. It would look horrible. Actually, I could wear a bob when those were popular but any kind of layering just makes the frizz worse. I keep it generally all one length with a wee bit of layering around the face. I usually try to keep it about shoulder length but sometimes I wear it slightly longer or shorter. I went to the same hair stylist for 15 years b/c she had the exact same hair as me and knew exactly what to do with it. My friends were always amazed that I would drive an hour into Wash DC for a haircut, but it was well worth it.

Your dd's hair probably changed with puberty. I never had curly hair. It is wavy if I let it air-dry (but as you know, I rarely let that happen, haha) but not at all curly. My sister (adopted) had pin straight Asian-like hair when she was little, but as soon as she hit puberty, her hair got curly and frizzy (she is half African American). She's lucky to have the curl though b/c she can just put styling product in it and wear it curly. Unfortunately, I can't do that with mine!

My older dd has hair just like mine. It's not yet frizzy like mine, but I know it will come one day unfortunately!

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Sat, 09-25-2010 - 12:05am

I started using Borax or Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (can't find it any more) in the laundry when I got married. Dh gets a reaction to bleach. So I started using laundry soap free of bleach. When Erica was born, I also added dyes and perfumes to my list of no-nos in detergents and soaps. Since I already had them on hand, I started using borax and vinegar for most other cleaning jobs. And found out that one of the advantages to using them to clean with meant that the girls weren't using harsh chemicals when they started cleaning.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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