Sunday, June 3, 2018

Weekly Wrap...June 1



What a wonderful week it has been. I started Summer Vacation last week!  Let's take a look!


I love any chance to wear my patriotic headband! I know we actually did more than 4 miles but I forgot my Garmin but my sister kept track. I'm just rounding down!

The remainder of the week was extremely busy with other things so I didn't worry about getting any miles in. I figured that my goal for the month of May was to only focus on the Wag-a-thon.  Since I had completed the Wag-a thon, I would start fresh with miles on June 1st!

And suddenly, it was June 1st! No better way to start the summer than an extreme clean!  I spent the day cleaning my back decks and around the swimming pool. I should have done this weeks ago but knew it was going to take some time so figured I should wait till I'm off.  I'm telling you this story as a cautionary tale!  I was using Clorox Bleach for some areas around our swimming pool and it never occurred to me to remove my silver rings.
Not my photo But a ring like mine. 
When I came in for the evening I was devastated to see my rings were ruined.  I had a cheap-ish Disney ring that could be replaced, but I was really upset about a Tiffany ring that Scott had bought me.   The first thing I did was put the rings in a dish of water with Dawn Dish soap (in my experience Dawn Dish soap fixes everything..haha), than I scoured the internet to see if there was a solution to fixed damaged silver.  I found where someone had used toothpaste on his wife's Tiffany ring and he said it worked.  (It has to be white toothpaste, not blue or green).  I had some Arm and Hammer toothpaste and decided to rub it on a small section on the back of the ring. To my surprise it worked! I was SO RELIEVED!   I finished rubbing the toothpaste on it and then polished it up with a jewelry cloth I had.  It even worked on my Disney ring as well.


After that fiasco, My sister and I tried a new trail and got in over 2 miles before stopping at Dunkin for our Coffee and Donuts for Donut Day!

Saturday was a very busy day but a great day to end the week.  We participated in our first Coffee Date, where we discussed all things Blogging. If you are a Blogger you should really check it out. I'd love to hear what you have to say about it!

Later that day my sister picked me up for a little birthday surprise! I knew we were going on a picnic but I didn't know where. She told me to wear sneakers, what to wear, and to bring my swim suit. I thought we were going to a local beach.  Well, plans must have changed because we did not head in the direction of the beach and I had no clue where we were going.


Turns out she surprised me by taking me to an Amusement park.  I haven't been here in years!


She had a yummy picnic lunch for us followed by a fun scavenger hunt she had planned for me!  Always keeping it fun!


After rides and dessert (peanut butter ice cream with chocolate sprinkles in a waffle cone) it was time for her to take me home to get ready for another outing.  It is so fun having a sister and I feel so lucky! (I hope she feels the same way)


At 6 pm we were meeting some friends for dinner. We always get together for each others birthdays.
We had such a nice time at dinner and I was completely overwhelmed with their kindness and generosity. It's always nice to know that you have friends that care about you (especially as you get older).   -M


Thank you to Holly and Wendy for allowing us to share our week with them through their Weekly Wrap Link up!

33 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you were able to get your rings cleaned! Sounds like your sister did a great job planning out your birthday. I can't believe it's already June!

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  2. Is your birthday June 2? That's my birthday! How fun. :)

    That scavenger hunt/amusement park gift sounds so awesome. What a great sister! Hope you have a wonderful birthday.

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    1. Happy Birthday to you! We actually celebrated a bit early.

      Yea the scavenger hunt was a fun touch!

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  3. Awhhhhh, that was so nice of Lacey to treat you like royalty for your birthday ;-) How fun!!

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  4. Happy Birthday! How fun that Lacey surprised you. My sister and I have birthdays that are 9 days apart. For one week we are the same age. We always go on a trip together!

    I'm glad to hear about the toothpaste trick. How scary that your ring was tarnished like that by the bleach!

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    1. That is so nice that you always get to do a trip together with your sister. We try to do a trip together each year but with our work schedules it gets tricky.

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  5. Love the idea of the scavenger hunt, what a fun idea! Happy birthday!

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  6. Oh, good reminder about the rings. I rarely take mine off. I have used toothpaste to polish a bit of tarnish off silver jewelry -- I was amazed when it really worked. Glad you had a fun birthday!

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    1. I never heard of the toothpaste trick before but so glad it worked.

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  7. Thanks for the tip about your rings!You are lucky to have a sister living close to you. Mine is 6 hours away, and I miss her! Count your blessings.

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    1. She didn't always live near me so I am grateful that she is closer than she use to be. And yes, I do feel it is a blessing. I hope she feels the same way.

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  8. That ice cream looks delicious! Happy birthday :)

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  9. What a great day!!! Happy birthday! I love the idea of a scavenger hunt and I'm not one to ever turn down ice cream!!!

    I'm so glad the toothpaste worked on your rings. What an awesome tip!

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    1. I am SO glad the toothpaste worked too. I was so relieved!

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  10. Happy Birthday! What a fun surprise Lacey planned for you. I'm so glad your rings were not permanently ruined. I've heard white toothpaste is good for silver. Apparently bleach is not. Yikes!

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  11. Happy birthday! Something about amusement parks at any age. So glad you were able to fix your rings.

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  12. Sounds like a fun week! Good to know about the toothpaste cleaning your rings. Happy Birthday!

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  13. What a phenomenal birthday surprise!! Happy Birthday - hope your year is filled with lots of fun, happiness and good things! Plus - thanks for the toothpaste tip! That's the last thing I would have thought of!

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  14. Happy Birthday, I always love - peanut butter ice cream with chocolate sprinkles in a waffle cone <3

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  15. Happy Belated Birthday! You got to Knoebels! I love that places. :) What kinds of things did you have to find on your scavenger hunt? I really enjoy reading about your special relationship with your sister. Growing up, I always wished I had a sister.

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  16. Hooray for summer break! I am so glad that you were able to fix your rings. I would have never thought to use toothpaste so thank you for that tip!

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  17. Happy belated birthday! I have a sister too, but we weren't close growing up -- we're a lot closer now, but you guys sound like the best of friends. :)

    That's nice you were able to restore your ring! I know that would have gotten me really upset, too.

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  18. Glad you were able to get that ring fixed up. I would think silver could withstand almost anything.

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  19. What a fun weekend, happy birthday, Meranda! There's nothing like fun times with your sister. I'm SO glad that you were able to repair your rings, I know that had to be so stressful!

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  20. So glad your rings were ok! That does sound stressful!! Happy bday too!

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  21. What a wonderful birthday surprise!! Happy Early/belated/on time birthday! I'm glad you got the ring clean, it would be devastating to have it ruined!

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  22. Happy Birthday! It's awesome your sister surprised you with a trip to the amusement park! I wish I'd known that trick about the silver ring years ago. I ruined mine while relaxing in a hot tub. I think I threw it out! Thanks for linking!

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  23. Happy birthday! What a great sister to take you to a surprise trip to the amusement park! Thanks for the silver tip on fixing damaged silver!

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  24. Love the relationship that you guys have! Sisters are so special!!

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