Show and Tell Tuesday
Because I had so much fun with my cell phone show and tell, I thought I would participate in another. This is the Show and Tell Tuesday Dresser Drawer Edition
It has been with me since I was 13 years old. The style works well with my other bedroom furniture, which is part of the Accent’s Français collection by Drexel Heritage.
That’s another story for another day. The middle drawer is the focus of my attention today.
This bright green Rethink Possible tee from AT&T is not a shirt I wear often… actually it is not a shirt I wear ever, but I like the color. Also I have a propensity for Pack Rattery. Yes, I made up that word.
My navy blue Boston Athletic Association tee is a reminder that I did go to Boston for the BIG Marathon and I did participate in one of the “little” races… the 5k.Thats me. On the ground. With the Hare.
From my first trip to Las Vegas:LB and I played the slot machines and the casino awarded us with this lovely never-worn-again Total Rewards tee. It is kept for sentiment only. Did I mention the Pack Rat condition I suffer from?
Survivor Africa was one of the best Survivor seasons ever and boy was I a big fan! I have a buff too. Probably in one of those other drawers.
Two of my tee shirts
…and possibly three, were confiscated from two of my children.
One of those tees is this Nintendo Rehabilitation Clinic (the first step is admitting you have a problem) tee.At one point in my life I did have an obsession with Nintendo 2, specifically Super Mario World. This is a happy thought for me because it was a time I spent with my kids. Richard was only 3 years old when I sat him in my lap on the floor, facing the television, and with our hands together on the controller, I taught him to play. Eventually he was better than I… so I stole his shirt.
The Florida Virtual School shirt belonged to either Stephanie or Amanda. They were my homeschool graduates. When we began our homeschool adventure in 2000, chemistry was on the schedule. We turned to FVS for assistance with this subject and somehow ended up with this shirt. I like it, so I kept it.
The bright orange Staff FBC Jax Camp 2008 is probably my favorite as it is the one I wear the most. In fact, I’m wearing it right now.I may have confiscated this one from Amanda. It tackles the treadmill with me on a regular basis and occasionally when I engage in work that involves getting messy. It has been through the washer more than anything else that I own. I fully expect to see it disintegrate someday.
Part of the reason I like to wear the orange Staff tee is because it doesn’t feel stiff and scratchy. So I searched for a way to make my other tee shirts feel the same. Here is what I found:
How to make your tee shirt soft
InStyle calls this “fresh-out-of-the store tees vintage-y soft” and you can find that article here.
Step 1: Create a mix.
To make your tee shirt soft, first create a mix of water and salt, or water and vinegar in a large bucket. For one quart of water, you will need about 1/2 cup of salt or vinegar. The salt and/or vinegar is supposed to open up the fibers.
Step 3: Wash and dry as normal.
Next wash your tee shirt as your normally would with detergent. Then toss it in the dryer, but take it out before it fully dries. Hang it or lay it flat to finish drying naturally.
Step 4: Try again.
Because hope springs eternal, repeat all the steps that you just completed, since it didn’t work the first time.