June 24, 2008

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Use 3 Ring Binder for Organizing StatementsAfter years of struggling to keep all of my monthly statements and bills in a filing box, I decided to think about what would work better for me. The problem I have is every time I open the filing box, my bills, statements and receipts are hard to find.

 

Potpourri filled fabric pie crust.

Potpourri PieThis a pie that not only smells great, but looks great too. Muslin is cut to look like pie dough, potpourri is the filling, and more muslin for that open looking pie. You can even bake this one too!

 

My Frugal Life: Every Penny CountsBeing a single mom, being frugal is not just a term, it's a way of life. To save money on groceries, I emailed all the companies I could think of and asked to be put on their mailing list. Almost immediately I started receiving coupons and samples.

 

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Planning For Back To School ShoppingKeep a close watch on your Sunday ads AND the coupons online you can print and use. If you are someone who does not want to purchase ink for your printer, remember that many local libraries will allow you to use a computer and print out what you want for 10 cents a page or so.

 

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Cleaning a Dior Bag?How to clean a Dior fabric bag? It's a food stain.

 

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Making a Juice Box Holder?Does any body have ideas on how I can make my own juice box holder for my kids? I am tired of having to squeeze my sons juice box from McDonald's into his sippee cup because he can't hold the juice box without squeezing it onto himself.

 

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Ink on Carpet?I had a bottle of ink bust all over my carpet. I have tried many different things to get up but nothing has worked yet.

 

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Installing Laminate Flooring Over Ceramic Tiles?I have a ceramic floor in my kitchen which is installed under the cabinets also. I have been thinking about putting a laminate floor down since I hate the ceramic tiles. Can the laminate floor be installed over the tiles?

 

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Finding a Playmate for My Dog?I want a playmate for my 1yr old dachshund but I can't afford the expense of another pet. People have playdates for their children so why not an occasional playdate for Lester? Does anyone have any suggestions on how I would find such a dog and his owner?

 

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Scratches On a Glass Top Stove?How do you fix a scratched glass top stove? I scratched it by shaking the pop corn pan (duh)!

 

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Red Bull Stain?I have a cream dream dress onto which someone spilled Red Bull. It now has a red stain on it. How can I get this off?

 

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Harassing Neighbor?I didn't really know where to ask this question. If you were being harassed by an unknown neighbor (drive by swearing vulgarities), what can be done? I have already notified PD. The car drives by fast and when my back is turned.

 

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Layering Sand and Pebbles in a Vase?Does anyone know the correct way to layer sand and pebbles in a vase? Will any sand work?

 

What Breed is My Puppy?My family just got a puppy! The animal control where we got him had little info on him. They said he was a mid to late April puppy, a coonhound/lab mix, I was hoping you all could give me your thoughts on what you thought he looks like.

 

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Changing a Push Button Toilet to Use a Handle?I have a toilet that has a push button on the side for flushing. I would like to make the push button flush into a handle flush (I have very little strength in my hands and fingers due to a neurological condition). It sounds simple but the mechanisms are very different.

 

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Plans for a 6 Passenger Stroller?I am looking for free plans for a 6 passenger child stroller, either 3+3, or 2+2+2 configuration, or how to convert a 1+1+1 (3 seats in a row, like a train!) into a 6 seater.

 

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Fleas on Indoor Cats?I have a indoor cat that hides a lot because of my two dogs. So today I finally got him to come out when the dogs were outside and noticed he was scratching bad and had scabs along his neck, back and tail.

 

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Spraying Problems from Two Male Cats?I recently had to move in with my ill Dad. I brought my male cat with me, he has a male cat also. They stay their distances. I have caught my cat spraying (he is neutered), is there any thing that can be done? We can't be having that in the house.

 

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What Eats Duck Eggs?I found 7 duck eggs on the ground. My friends touched them but I did not. The next day I checked on them and they were gone. I was wondering since "What eats duck eggs?"

 

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Rain Spots on Car Upholstery?I left the sunroof open on my car on a night that it rained. Now the seat has water spots on it. Any ideas how to get rid of them?

 

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Removing Enamel Paint from Wood?I am looking for a recipe for paint remover/ stripper to remove enamel paint and varnish from wood and metal.

 

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Preparing Rhubarb for a Recipe?When using Rhubarb in recipe, is there any special preparation to the rhubarb (ie: put it in blender prior to putting it in recipe)?

 

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Making Great Iced Coffee?How do I make super iced coffee?

 

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Cat Spray Smell?How do I get rid of cat spray smell?

 

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Black and White Kitchen?I have a black and white kitchen. Would a red border with white daisies go with that? The walls are white sheetrock also. It has mostly white, just one row of black tile on the one back wall and the floor. Would the red go with the black and white? And if so, what other ideas could I do besides the border.

 

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Cleaning Dust Bunnies from Under the Bed?What is a good way to clean lint balls from under your bed?

 

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Using Rubber Gloves?Do you wear rubber gloves, and what for?

 

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Iowa Flood Relief Charities?Does anyone wanna take a collection up for the Iowa flood people? I'm willing to help some, not sure how we go about it, but the gesture is here. Thanks.

 

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