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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.

Baked Blueberry Banana Oatmeal
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Uses for Food Grade Diatomacious Earth
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Buy Reusable Egg Containers
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Coupon Organizer for Seed Storage
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Create a Butterfly Garden
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Worm Composting (Vermicomposting)
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Plastic Storage Tub Worm Bin
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Asian Turkey Sliders
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Buy Seeds at the End of Season
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What Breed is My Small Dog?

She was given to me and I was told that she's a Min Pin. I Googled up her color and it reads that she may not be a Min Pin. Please help.

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Remedy for Thin Hair

My hair is too fine and thin. What can I do to make it thicker and strong?

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Bleach Spots on DC Shoes

I have orange and pink DCs and the bleach stains are pretty big. Does anybody know how to get them out?

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WonderArt Sweetheart 1982 Quilt Block

I am looking for WonderArt quilt block kit "Sweetheart 1982". I need 3 kits.

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What Breed is My Dog?
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Fried Doughnut Recipe

I am seeking a good fried doughnut recipe.

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Removing Stains out of a Ceramic Teapot

Use White King bleach diluted with water or table or cooking salt. I find that salt definitely works.

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Value of Yolanda Bello Doll
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Value of Diddle Diddle Dumpling Doll
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Riding Mower Won't Stay Running

My mower went through 3 batteries last season. If you have a charge it will stay running, but as soon as you take the battery charger off, it shuts off in like 30 seconds. It doesn't act like it has anything to do with the gas. It is like a bad alternator, but they don't have one.

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Killing Weeds With Vinegar
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Crescent Dog Recipes
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Sour Smell in Guest Cabin

We have a one bedroom guest cabin and it has a sour smell to it no matter how long we air it out. We have repainted the entire place including ceilings.

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Removing Set In Ink

How do I remove ink from clothes that have already been washed and dried?

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Name Ideas for Daycare

I'm trying to open a daycare and want to find a fun daycare name. I have 2 nephews. Please help me out.

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Will Bromelaid Tall Spike Bloom?

We have 2 bromeliad plants that I "rescued" from the neighbor's tree. They were both simply attached to and growing on a large limb. I planted them in potting soil with some moss in a hanging planter trying to keep their environment close to what they were used to.

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Social Security Survivor Benefits

My sister-in-law passed away leaving behind two beautiful kids. My question is would they be able to receive any type of benefits even though she lacks work history? She was on disability due to health issues that made it impossible for her to work.

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Using Pill Bottles for Storage
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Saving Money on Sleepwear
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Replanting an Uprooted Tree
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Vegetarian Stew Recipes
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Cake Frosting Recipes
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Homemade Stew Recipes
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Naming my In-Home Childcare

I would like to create a catchy name for my in-home childcare. I'd like to incorporate my name Jamie, but if something better comes to mind I'm open! Any ideas?

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Dog Aggressive with Other Dogs

How can I get my 8 year old Pomeranian to stop being so aggressive with other dogs?

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Underarm Stains on Evening Dress

I have an evening special occasional dress. The color is a light brown with silver sparkle throughout. It's a JR Nites by Carol Lin. I wore it once for a wedding, and it was a very hot day. The sweat and deodorant made the color change in spots to a reddish color in multiple areas on dress.

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Previously House Trained Dogs Making Messes

My fiance and I have three dogs; a Boxer, and two Yorkies from different parents. Our oldest Yorkie's name is Lexi. The younger is Chloe. We got both of them when they were close to six weeks, Lexi is 1 1/2 years old and Chloe is almost 1.

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Plastic Canvas as Drawer Liner

I don't know how all the crumbs get into my kitchen drawers. It seems like I'm always taking everything out of the drawers, dumping the crumbs, and wiping them clean - and replacing the liner! Well, one of those great ideas out of nowhere popped into my brain the other day: plastic canvas sheets!

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Storing Paint Brushes

After cleaning your paintbrush, wrap the bristles tightly in a dry paper towel folded in half. The towel will get damp so you can shape the bristles in their original shape. When it dries, it will hold them clean and straight and ready to use next time.

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Tools For Unclogging the Bathtub
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7 Minute Frosting

When I was 13 years old, I learned how to bake a cake. This was the first icing I learned how to make. I enjoyed baking cakes so much that I kept our family supplied with cake. I experienced a real growth spurt that summer. It was not up, it was out.

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Value of a Set of My Book House
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Receiving Social Security Survivor Benefits

My daughter's father just passed away. He is on my daughter's birth certificate; he signed it. But his family says my daughter ain't his. I always would tell him let's get a DNA, but he would say no. My question is if I apply for the SSI will they have to do a DNA test on my baby?

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Value of The Book of Popular Science
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Sweet Sixteen Birthday Ideas

I turn 16 in two weeks and I need ideas for a girl's sweet sixteen?

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Bedroom Paint Color Advice

My bedroom suite is black and gold, so what would be a good color to paint my walls?

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Cheryl's Wheat Thin Crackers

My daughter and her family love Wheat Thins, which are not cheap and, I am sure, not all that healthy. After many many mistakes, I finally came up with a recipe that works!

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Use Lotion to Protect Sore Nose

As you have sinuses, your nose eventually gets raw from all that blowing. But today I have a cure! All you do is apply baby lotion or any other kind and smear it on a thin layer over the rawness.

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Removing Yellow Mold off Sneakers

As you can probably tell by my name, I love Son of Mars sneakers. To get the mold off, I suggest getting conditioner or cleanser, water, a rag, and a toothbrush. Also have vinegar and straight bleach. Use the rag to apply the cleaner or conditioner to the mold, then scrub the mold off with a toothbrush.

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Treating Arthritis in Dogs

For a dog's arthritis, treat with weight control,, warm, dry, soft bedding and exercise.

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Securing Stitches with Handy Sewing Machine

How do you secure a stitch at the beginning and at the end with a Handy sewing machine?

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Emancipated Youth Receiving SSI Benefits

I'm 16 and pregnant. I was emancipated, and am receiving my father's benefits in my name. My question would be would my benefits be cut off if I get married, but I'm still attending high school and under 18? Also when my baby is born will my SSI be cut off or raised/cut down?

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Value of 1969 World Book Encyclopedias with Dictionary and Year Books

Can anyone tell me the value of a full set of 1969 green and white World Book encyclopedias with dictionary and year books through 1979?

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What Breed is My Dog?
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Gift Ideas for Drill Team Director

My daughter's drill team banquet is soon and being booster club president, I want a cute gift idea (or really nice) for her and the assistant director.

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What is My Pup's Breed?
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Saving a Climbing Ivy

I have an ivy that I have grown in my bathroom for many years, it had climbed the wall and had great big leaves. My husband accidentally hit the stem with the door. I found the damage when I noticed the leaves seemed wilting.

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Puppy Not Eating

My 4 month old Boxer puppy Sofia hasn't eaten in almost 3 days and she isn't hyper or playful like normal either. I'm scared, what do I do?

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Angel Christmas Tree Topper Creative Circle Pattern #2601

If anyone knows where I can get this pattern, I would like to make both my daughters one.

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Replacement Parts for George Foreman Rotisserie Oven

I would like to find these parts (p/n 20904 and p/n 20905) for my Big George Rotisserie oven #GR80b.

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Value of Collector's Choice Bride Doll
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