Polishing Silver with Toothpaste

Get ready for a seriously fun and productive activity! Polishing silver with toothpaste is such a great trick that I’ve been waiting months for my jewelry to tarnish again. Brushing away all of the brown discoloration with just a few swipes of my fingertips and revealing a fresh, shiny base is incredibly satisfying. Just rub a little bit of toothpaste onto the silver. I’d stay away from toothpastes that have abrasive elements in them so it doesn’t scratch the silver. … Continue reading

Homemade Chicken Stock and Soup

After I started cooking whole chickens, I wondered whether there was something to do with all of the bones that were left behind. It turns out there is, and doing it will result in some very satisfying chicken soup! Whenever I cook a whole chicken, I save the carcass in the freezer to make stock (David is so happy it’s finally out of there). Just a few hours and extra ingredients later, I get to slurp down a very flavorful bowl … Continue reading

Re-hydrate Me, Coconut Water!

What do you do when you turn in your last final for your second year of law school and drink one too many beers (and drop one too many hot wings on your pants and your boyfriend’s new shoe)? What do you do when your friends convince you to do yogalates, a class that focuses mostly on abs, for the first time in four years? What do you do when you’re out in the heat with your best puppy for … Continue reading