I’m finishing up a year-long project that took up most of my available time and brain power. Now that I’m winding it up, my regular life feels like a vacation! Amazing, but I’m not sure I’d recommend it…
So with my newly-found time I’m doing things like organizing the kids clothes/toys/other bits and pieces, and noticing astonishingly appalling lapses in my own personal hygiene!
I looked in the mirror this afternoon at the office — for the first time in a year, I guess! — and saw that my earrings were disgusting! I always wear the diamond studs I got for my 21st birthday, mumble mumble years ago, and they were filthy.
I almost ran from the building screaming, but instead I managed to keep my disgust to myself until I got home. Where I immediately checked with my friend Google about home-made jewelry cleaner.
1 part warm water
1 part ammonia
a good blop of liquid detergent
Swish it around and put your jewelry in. Duh, don’t add anything delicate, fragile, loose stones… I scrubbed my earrings with a toothbrush, and they turned out great. Highly recommended!
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! I also found the most outrageous machine! Does it steam clean your jewelry or does it make espresso? Maybe it does both! Their website even has a video. It is so tempting, except for one thing… It costs $100!
So ladies, I’ve now saved you about $99.75. You can thank me later. ;)