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Wedding Flowers for Your Hair
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Making Vintage Fridgie Diet Reminder Magnets
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Shopping for Blue Sponges Sold at Target

I can no longer find the small blue sponges with the white backs that Target use to carry.

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Recipe of BBQ Pork Shake 'n Bake Coating

I am looking for a copycat recipe for Shake 'n Bake BBQ pork coating mix.

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Repairing an Electrical Outlet

An outlet in a circuit is not working and the other outlets are also not working as a result. What is the problem?

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Removing Smoke Residue from Stainless Steel

We recently had a house fire and my stainless steel back splash and vent-a-hood have a dull, film on them. The cleaning people used industrial cleaner and stainless steel cleaner and it's still dull with no shine. I have recleaned both myself to no avail.

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Two Prong Plug to Three Prong Extension Cord

I recently purchased a new portable electric Kobalt "inflator", i.e., air compressor. Its power cord for 120-volt household current has a 2-prong plug with one prong thicker than the other, as is common/required nowadays.

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Discontinued Holden Wallpaper
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Making a Pillow Form
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Building a Potato Cage
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Making a Felt and Ribbon Turkey
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Making a Stuffed Animal Eye Patch
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Chocolate Chips for Easy Frosting
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Replacement Gasket for Cookie Jar

I have a glass cookie jar with a glass lid. There is no gasket or other way to "seal" the lid and keep the cookies fresher. I need a rubber/silicone gasket 5-1/2" interior size.

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Staining Particle Board Flooring
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Tracing a Relative in Spain

I am trying to locate the whereabouts of my grandson who is of Spanish/British nationality. He was last seen in Granada.

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Buying Octagon Soap

Where can I buy Octagon soap in Cumberland, Maryland?

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Value of Seymour Mann Dolls

I want to know how much they are worth. They all have glass wings. They look like they are from a Christmas collection.

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Eligibility for Social Security Survivor Benefits

My dad past away. I am his only son, but there was no will. He got SSD; do I get that or what happens?

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Value of Wurlitzer Jukebox

I have a Wurlitzer, Lyric from 1972, in working order. Would anyone know the value?

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Gift Ideas for Boyfriend

What do I get my skater boyfriend? He's into skateboards and art. I already got him a penny board that he always wanted, but I also want to buy him something else. We have been together for like 3 months and it's going good.

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15th Birthday Party Ideas

I'm having my 15th birthday party on September 15th. I have no clue what so ever to do for it. I would appricaete it if you could give me some sort of a solution.

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Daycare Slogan Ideas

I am looking for a slogan for my daycare business. The name is A Place 4 Us 2.

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Hanging Numerous Tank Tops

Buy a box of shower curtain rings. Slide the rings on ONE hanger and hang the tank tops by the shoulders on each ring. Great for about 6-8 tank tops on just one hanger and they don't get all wrinkled like they do if you store them in a drawer.

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Pizza Cutter for Brownies

When your brownies are still warm, lightly score them. When cool enough to cut, use a pizza roller/cutter to cut through them. It will cut right through the nuts, if you added them.

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Making Cat Shelters from Recycled Materials

I am a volunteer taking care of stray cats, so I buy 12 bags or 18 lbs of cat food a week. I use all the empty bags to build shelters and food stations.

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Cub Cadet Mower Won't Start

I put the positive cable on negative terminal and put the negative on the positive by mistake. I reversed the cables and now they are on the right way. It will not start. What do I do next?

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Decorating Glass Plates

Are you talking about just using Elmer's white glue?

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What Breed Is My Dog?
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Receiving Social Security Survivor's Benefits

My father past away the first of last year. My mother receives Social Security on my behalf, which is to take care of me, for essentials, etc. I moved out about 5-6 months ago with my fiancé. I am only 17 and I will be 18 in December and I haven't attended school since before he past.

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Information on Porcelain Doll
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Curtain Colour Advice

My living room color is white. I have vertically striped, red/golden/yellow, fabric furniture positioned in the bay window. My side chairs are again a shade of red and in fabric. Please advise what colour curtains I must use for the bay window and what sort of print.

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What Breed Is My Dog?
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Preparing Acorns for Crafts
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Making Felt Flowers
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Making a Ribbon-Covered Necklace
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Control Knob for George Foreman Rotisserie

I am needing a control knob for my George Foreman rotisserie, model gr59.

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What Breed Is My Puppy?
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Using Vim Cleaner With a Septic System

Is Vim cleaner safe for septic systems?

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11th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is turning 11 in less than two weeks! It is going to be a three hour party and the theme is sundaes. We think the sundaes and food will take about a hour. Any suggestions on what we should do for the last two hours?

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MTD Briggs & Stratton Mower Engine Flooding

My Bolens MTD 13.5 Briggs and Stratton engine starts, but floods out after about 2 minutes. I replaced the fuel filter, hoses, battery, and spark plug, and it has fresh fuel as well. It ran OK a week prior so I'm not sure what happened. Do I need to clean the carb, or replace?

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Selling Porcelain Dolls

My mother passed away and now I have a lot of porcelain dolls that I would like to sell. Can someone appraise them?

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Chocolate Lava Cake
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Bobby (Moggy)
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Cleaning Brush for Chop Wizard

How can you get a cleaning brush?

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Transplanting a Young Willow Tree

The willow is about 2 years old and has started to bud. Is it too late to move it?

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Making a Clay Pot Lighthouse

I need specific instructions for Cape Hatteras clay pot lighthouse.

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Using Terra Cotta Lighthouse as Well Cap

Has anyone ever cut the bottom of the pot out so the "lighthouse" can fit over a well cap?

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Q-Tip and Soap for Mascara Clean Up

I keep slivers of soap by the sink. I use a wet Q-Tip and rub it on my sliver of soap to remove spill over mascara. Works like a charm.

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