I decided to begin a weekly series called Things I learned This Week.
This series is designed as a platform to share with you the silly, random, helpful, or memorable things I learn in a given week. Things I've been taught, told about, realized, or read about that are new to me and worth remembering. We are so good at taking in information (all the more as the internet is at our fingertips constantly), that there is no reason we aren't learning at least one new thing each day.
This series is my attempt to archive this for you, and I'd love for you to join me (I'm thinking maybe a linky party eventually?).
So, without further ado, here's what I learned this week.
1) I learned that you can easily clean your own jewelry at home using tin foil, hot water, and baking soda. I cleaned mine (they were SO filthy), using this tutorial and they came out great!
2) I learned (thanks to Papa, my 85 year old child) that staff infection was a deadly epidemic in the 1950's, spreading throughout hospitals and hotels, etc. To get rid of the bacteria, hotels and hospitals burned their sheets, mattresses, window coverings, and all kinds of things that made contact with human bodies. Papa has a staff infection now, but it wasn't something he got in the 50's originally can carried with him all these years. He got it again in the same way we catch anything nowadays - by touching a surface with the germs on it and making contact with an opening on his body before washing it off.
3) There is an awesome birthday planning website called Kara's Party Ideas that is a MUST READ before you plan your next event. (Thanks, Natalie, for telling me about this)!
4) I learned that I have an amazing untapped storage resource in my bedroom - UNDER the bed! Why I have never tapped into this wonderful storage area before, I don't know, but now that it's been discovered, it will be utilized to its fullest potential for my wear once in a blue moon shoes, as well as other things I want to keep in my room but not look at all the time!
5) I learned that the best balsamic vinegar I've tried personally is actually one of the cheapest ones on the shelf. Score! (You can purchase it at The Fresh Market)
That does it for this week!
What have YOU learned this week?
If you care to join me, I'll be here next Thursday, same time, same place.
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