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A community of creative people and everyday experts who look for inexpensive solutions to everyday problems and share tips and ideas for crafting, creative recycling, gardening, frugal living, recipes, tips, and more.

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Making a Terrarium
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Easter Dinner Leftovers
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Baked Blueberry Banana Oatmeal
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Taco Pizza
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Carrot Treat Bags
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Cleaning Car Seat Belts
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Donating Old Trophies

Where can I donate old trophies?

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Getting Rid of Fleas in Hair

I have fleas from my cat in my hair and in my bed. ;( Help!

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What Breed is My Dog?
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What Breed is My Puppy?
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Marblizing Clay Pots

How do I marblize a clay pot? If I paint it first with white, then put water in a tub, with spray paints of various colors, do I need to seal it or will the paint from the cans do that?

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How Soon Can I Perm My Hair Again?

I permed my hair like a month ago. It was a home perm where my mom helped me perm it. She did something wrong, but my hair had a little bit of wave. I'm planning to get it repermed, but I'm not sure if my hair will be okay with it. I mean I don't want to be bald or anything.

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Are My Encyclopaedia Worth Anything?

I have a set of 1963 The Australian Encyclopaedia by the Grolier Society of Australia, Sydney. The set is 10 volumes. Also I have 2 year books 1965 and 1966 that match. My question is are they worth anything, money wise, and if yes how much and where is the best place to sell them.

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What Breed is My Dog?

I adopted this sweet 10 week old baby girl on April 17, 2014. I think she is part Lab Terrier puppy mix, but am not for certain. She has very distinct round spots on her back. Hopefully you can help.

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What Breed is My Dog?
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Removing Tree Sap From Cat Mats

How do I remove tree sap from rubber car mats?

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Questionable Power of Attorney

When my father passed, a will had already been drawn up by our mother and father. There are three sisters and I am the eldest. I was named executor of the estate by both parents because I was the oldest.

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Recipes Using Jack Daniel's Whiskey
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Removing Rust Stain From Carpet

A professional cleaner steamed our carpet. The piano was set on some kind of papery shield, but the piano wasn't setting on the shield and there was a rust circle the size of a dime! It is on a light carpet.

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Selling a Doll Collection

I have an extensive collection of porcelain dolls by Patricia Rose. All dolls came from Paradise Galleries. All of my dolls are from the glamor doll series. I also have her dancer doll collection and southern bell collection.

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Getting Rid of Pet Waste Odor in Yard

How do I get rid of pet waste odor in the backyard using Dawn detergent? What ratio of water to soap?

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Pet Safe Mole and Mouse Repellent

My cat has access only to my backyard where there are moles and mice. She keeps bringing them in. Is there some way I can repel the moles and mice without harming my cat at all?<br

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Making Low Sugar Mulberry Jelly

How much juice, sugar, and pectin do I use to make mulberry jelly? Last time I made it, it did not set right.

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Cleaning Yellowed White Jeans

I found a pair of brand new white denim jeans that fit me. Hooray, but the jeans have aged over the years being stored in my grandson's closet, and also have colorful embroidery. How can I carefully clean them without fading the embroidery, which is down the outside of each leg.

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Fixing a Metal Zipper That Separates

The metal zipper on my leather purse has started to separate after zipping, which defeats the purpose of zipping the bag. Is there a way I can fix it myself?

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Rehabilitating a Former Bait Dog
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Reupholstering a Recliner
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Keeping a Cat From Licking a Wound
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Removing Tape Residue on Photos
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Joining a Coupon Train
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4-H Craft Project Ideas
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Cleaning Stained Tupperware
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Spinach Balls Recipes
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Saving Money on a Lift Chair
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Making Shirt Collars Last Longer
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Camping in Red Rock Canyon
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Wedding Vow Renewal Invitation Wording Ideas
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Repairing Bubbles in Formica Countertop
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Apple to Relieve Heartburn

If you feel that you have heartburn, eat an apple. Works better than Tums or Rolaids. The acid in the apple neutralizes the acid in your throat, relieving the pain. I have reflux disease and this remedy was told to me by a Gastroenterologist. I find that it works very well.

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Making Crocheted Placemats
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Fixing a Scratched Car Bumper
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Red Rose
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Kleen-Glo Reviews
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Removing Grease from a Cat's Fur
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Buying Avon Collectibles
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Returning Groceries
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Cleaning Melted Plastic Off a Pan
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Quilting Skit Ideas
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Making String Cheese Witch Brooms
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What is This Garden Plant?
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Cooking a Turkey in an Electric Roaster Oven
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Cleaning Up Whiskers After Shaving
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Making a Bowling Ball Costume
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Removing Fabric Dye from a Leather Couch
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Using a Bottle Cap Opener for Sewing Machine Screws

My DH gave me a little thingy which has a beer bottle opener on one end and the other end looks very much like a bent screw driver. That is the end I use for the flathead screws on my Brother Project Runway. I never use the screwdriver that came with it.

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