101 things to do with Soak | 020 flip flops

During the summer months, flip flops are a staple in many wardrobes. As fun and cute as flip flops can be, they become dirty easily and expose our feet to a variety of harmful bacteria.


Now we all know that we should clean our sandals and flip flops but it’s often a task that gets put off. We recommend giving your sandals and flip flops a soak regularly to remove the dirt and oils and wash off some of the harmful bacteria.

Chris gave her flip flops a quick and easy wash last week and photo documented it for us.

Collect all your flip flops. I know you have more than one pair.
washing flip flops

Fill up a sink or basin. Add Soak. Add flip flops.

Leave to soak for at least 15 mins. For extra dirty flip flops, put a little soak right on the shoe and scrub with a brush.
soaking flip flops

Drain. You can leave them outside to dry or in Chris’s case leave them in a drying rack.

drying flip flops

Quick and painless.

It’s too bad she can’t actually wear any of them because of her cast.

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It’s Friday and I’m bagged. Week 21. The DryCast

Author: Chris

Grab a coffee or tea and join us each Friday, to learn how these Soak worthy bags came to be. Are you bagged? Send us your favorite bag. If we feature it here, we’ll send you a Soak gift pack, in a pretty bag, of course!


Two weeks ago today I rolled my ankle, and with nothing to hold onto, I fell.  I fell hard and broke my right ankle.  It happened suddenly and remains a blur.
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The doctor in the emergency room said it was a clean break though I would be on crutches for 2 months. He put a plaster splint on my leg that was heavy, awkward and kept me immobile at my parents’ home. I had this monstrosity for 5 days while the swelling went down. A lot of knitting happened in those 5 days; so much knitting that my mother kindly went back to my apartment to get more yarn for me. My home is almost an hour from her home and the yarn was her only reason for going, just in case my mother’s sainthood was in question.

At the fracture clinic later that week, I got my fiberglass cast. Apparently they don’t make white casts anymore so mine is orange. I could have had soccer balls but I’m not that big a fan, World Cup or not.

I had a lot of questions for the doctor at the fracture clinic. As a single girl, how was I supposed to survive at home on crutches for 2 months? It isn’t really going to be 2 months, is it? Driving was out of the question, right? (I knew the answer to this one but sometimes I like things to be reinforced.)  How was I supposed to shower?

The night before I broke my ankle, I was giving my almost 5 year old niece a bath. While I was washing her hair, I said “one day when I’m rich I’m going to have someone wash my hair for me every day”. My mother washing it in the kitchen sink isn’t exactly what I had in mind.
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I didn’t get all the questions answered to my liking though I did get told I could purchase a watertight bag for my cast so I could shower. The DryCast Waterproof Cover is pretty simple but it has made me feel so much better about the next 6 weeks. I’m back at home and feeling less dependent on others, even though Jacqueline is driving me to work every day and the girls in the office are fetching water for me.

It isn’t exactly how I’d planned to spend my summer. I’ll be well ahead of my Christmas knitting by the time it’s over, though.


It’s Friday and I’m bagged. Week 12: Manolo Blahnik

Author: Chris

Grab a coffee or tea and join us each Friday, to learn how these Soak worthy bags came to be. Are you bagged? Send us your favorite bag. If we feature it here, we’ll send you a Soak gift pack, in a pretty bag, of course!


 In Sin City, a fool and her money are easily parted.

 

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When you can’t decide, buy both. They are pretty, though. Aren’t they?
 
 
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It’s Friday and I’m bagged. Week 9: Namaste

Author: Chris

Grab a coffee or tea and join us each Friday, to learn how these Soak worthy bags came to be. Are you bagged? Send us your favorite bag. If we feature it here, we’ll send you a Soak gift pack, in a pretty bag, of course!


I carry a book the way most knitters carry their latest project. I never go anywhere without one. And I definitely never buy a new purse without making sure a book will fit in it first.

Namaste, a friendly, women-run business that we love to see at TNNA, is often my bag of choice. In January, I spent the entire tradeshow agonizing over which new Namaste bag I should buy – the Monroe or the Hermosa.

These product shots are from the Namaste site.

They’re both big bags with great pockets for serious organization. On the final day, I picked up the Monroe because I liked that it had a zipper. It is the perfect every day bag for me because it easily holds my book and my knitting, along with all the usual belongings found in a purse.
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Jacqueline’s favourite Namaste bag is her pink clutch. She uses the wide, folding case as a stylish cocktail purse. Of course, now that she’s knitting maybe she’ll actually keep her needles in it!