Mark your calendars. This is my first vlog - EVER. I’ll admit I was intimidated, and not crazy about seeing myself on camera. I’m not pleased with what this last year of sitting on my butt blogging has done. That being said, that topic is a matter for another post. Today I’m participating in a VLOGOFF! This is the first one to take place. And we’re talking about SOAP, of all things. It’s just a few fellow YA authors and bloggers having a friendly competition. I don’t know what everyone else’s take on this topic will be, but being a real project oriented individual at home, I took this challenge and ran in that direction.
Make sure you check out the other author’s blogs and watch their videos. Comment on the blog post you like the best to let us know that one is your top pick. Here is your author line-up: Krystal Wade, Bonnie Paulson, Kristina Circelli, Johanna Pitcairn, Verity Linden. When they have made you laugh, cry and snort, remember who gave you fifteen different ways to use soap! Just kidding – maybe.
Okay…So, the person with the most votes by Monday wins! And the winner gets to pick our topic for the following week’s vlogoff. It’s all in fun. Who doesn’t like fun?
Let’s talk about soap…
Oh crap! I gave you the wrong video. That’s my kids’ Cali cat. She wasn’t very exciting during this taping. I don’t foresee YouTube stardom in her future. But hey, even cats can enjoy soap every once in a while. Our Cali-cat will enjoy just about anything. She probably ate that soap after I turned of the camera and will be burping up soap bubbles tonight.
But seriously, I do talk soap. I don’t know when to shut up about it – apparently. This tape had to be edited – a lot. There are so many things you can use soap, for I couldn’t include them all in my vlog, although I tried. I have included a comprehensive list below. The moment of truth. Here is my soap-famercial.
Eighteen uses for soap:
1. Deodorizer/Air freshener Using a decorative mesh bag, place a bar of your favorite soap inside your suitcase, car or your drawers to keep them smelling fresh.
2. Fabric Marker- When hemming, use the small left over bits of soap to mark the fabric. It will wash completely away.
3. Zippers- Sliding soap up and down along the zipper will help loosen a stuck or rusty track.
4. Pin Cushion- Wrap the soap in attractive cloth and use it as a pin cushion. Soap will lubricate the needle making it easier to insert in the fabric.
5. Removing Light Bulbs – Push up against broken bulb and turn.
6. Flea Trap- Mix some soap with water in a bowl, place under a light. It will attract fleas.
7. Clean dirty windowsills by running the wet edge of the bar down along them.
8. Remove wallpaper glue when mixed with warm water and sponged to the wall.
9. Lubricates the metal rails on any sticky desk drawers or cabinets.
10. Lubricate nails and screws so that they will drive into the wood with less risk of splitting it.
11. Cut a straighter line with a hand saw when coated along the edge of the blade.
12. Soot Prevention- When planning a cook out with a cast iron pot, rub a bar of soap over the bottom of the pot before setting it over the open flame. The soap will make for an easy cleanup as it will prevent soot from accumulating.
13. Dirty Fingernail Prevention- Working on the car or yard without gloves. Scrape your fingernails over a bar of soap first. The soap accumulation will help keep dirt from getting under your nails and will wash away when you clean up later.
14. Insect Bit Anesthetic- Did you know a dampened bar of soap rubbed on an insect bite will alleviate itching? So they say.
15. Kids bored? Artist medium. Challenge them to carve something uber cool from their bar of soap. What do they see? A bear? A castle? A princess?
I hope you found this post both entertaining and informative. I know I talked a long time. I’ll get better. Now cast your vote with a comment – hopefully here? Hehe. But seriously, check them all out and have fun. See you next time.