Wednesday, November 21, 2012

How To Clean Your Tarnished Silver

I had a handful of silver that was tarnished and in dire need of cleaning but I'd been reluctant to take it in for whatever reasons, mainly forgetful. So, it was all just sitting in my jewelry box hanging out and not being enjoyed. After I came across this pin on Pinterest and clicked through to, I decided it was worth a try to clean it myself.
I've also been a little absent on this blog so I knew I could document my experiment and results here to share with you. ;) Sorry, I've been on a diet.

1) 1 cup boiling water
2) 1 tablespoon baking soda
3) 1 tablespoon white salt
4) 1/2 cup white vinegar
5) 1 sheet of tinfoil, shiny side up
6) large bowl
7) towel

Adding the vinegar to the salt and baking soda makes a big fizz so go slowly.

Add water and then add your jewelry. Move the silver so that all surfaces make contact with the foil.


After. All shiny.
 I think that this was worth the try. I wouldn't say that this was better than a professional cleaning at the jeweler's but this simple solution has made my beloved silver wearable again. 
Now you try it! XOXO

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Starbucks Hot Cocoa at Costco

I was so happy to see the arrival of Starbucks hot cocoa! It means Christmas to me. Also, it means another good deal on holiday gifts. This 40 ounce canister normally goes for 13.89 but through November 4 (which means you gotta hurry down to pick a couple of these up) the price is 10.99. The container is about 32 servings. That's pretty good. There's a similar product on but it's 24 servings for 18.95. HEAD TO COSTCO!
A couple of cute things that could be added to this canister of Starbucks goodness would be these ideas for mugs and stirrers on Pinterest. Check them out and you'll have a complete holiday gift.
Or, you can just pick up one of these jewels for yourself. :) Enjoy!