July 17, 2008

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Marigolds to Repel Mosquitoes

Marigolds to Repel MosquitoesAt least in my part of the world, this seems to be a particularly bad summer for mosquitoes. Lots of different flowers and herbs are said to repel mosquitoes and other insects by their strong smell.

 

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Homemade Pizza "Lunchables"My kids love those pizza lunchables, but they are mostly packaging with little food so I came up with this cheaper, tastier version so the kids can make their own little pizzas. So simple. Also makes a filling, quick little breakfast.

 

Upside-Down Tomato Buckets

Upside-Down Tomato BucketsMy husband built this frame work to hold three tomato plants. The grass in the top of the buckets helps hold the moisture in. He cuts it with a scissors. The chains on each side allows him to raise the buckets as needed.

 

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Keeping Your Yoga Mat CleanThere are a few ways you can clean your yoga mat, here are a couple of ideas:

 

Paper mache lantern.

Paper Mache LanternsThese are easy and beautiful paper mache balloon lanterns. They work great as party decorations, house decorations, and out door lanterns for the summer time.

 

Credit Card Close-up

Is It Really Priceless?No matter what MasterCard executives want you to believe, those scenarios presented in their television advertisements are not priceless; in fact, they're quite expensive. The ads ask an array of appraisal questions all ending with the same answer - priceless.

 

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Woolite Oxy Deep for Clothing StainsI use Woolite Oxy Deep for all types of stains on my clothes. It works great on grease and grass stains. It is specifically sold for carpet cleaner.

 

A rain downspout with runoff

Cleaning Rain Gutters and DownspoutsFor many homeowners, cleaning out and inspecting gutters and downspouts is an unpleasant, yet unavoidable, chore that has to be done at least once or twice a year.

 

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Baby Boom Couple Wanting To Down Size?Baby boom couple wanting to down size. We want to sell antiques, Xmas tree decorations, tree, chain saw, Waterford collections, Lionel train set and tracks. Lots of other stuff. What is my best avenue to accomplish this in the next 6 months?

 

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Patterns For Plastic Canvas Whirly Gigs?I am looking for patterns for plastic canvas to make whirly gigs. The things you hang off your porch (for instance) that the wind twirls around. They might be called something else, not sure. Can anyone help me? I am also new to using a PC and would like to be directed to some sites that might have patterns or info. Thanks! I LOVE this site!

 

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Watering Marigold Seeds?How much water do Marigold seeds require without over watering? I do not have a green thumb but want to get a garden going.

 

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Can I Plant Different Colored Daylilies Close to Orange Ones?I've always heard that you shouldn't plant different color daylilies close to the orange ones because it will cause them all to be orange. Is this true? Orange ones seem to grow wild here.

 

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Using Garlic To Keep Beetles Away?Can you please tell me how or if I can use regular garlic from the super market to keep beetles off of my roses?

 

What Breed Is My Dog?We got a puppy a few days ago and the person we got him from said he was a chihuahua mix. Once he got home, we started trying to guess what he was mixed with. We see no chihuahua, but can't begin to guess what the mix is. Does anyone have an idea of what he might be?

 

Transplanting Bulbs?I have tulips that are blooming at my grandmother house. We are selling the house. Can I take the bulbs now? And how do I do this?

 

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Rescuing Baby Rabbits!?These rabbits were discovered by a dog! They appear unharmed by the dog but I brought them home just in case. They fit in the palm of my hand. What solid food do they start on? What do I feed them if they are not eating solid food?

 

pitbull puppy

What Breed is my Dog?My family and I adopted Lilly about 2 weeks ago. I am curious to know if she is pit bull. She resembles a lot of pits but we're not too sure. She has beautiful green eyes. If anyone has any feedback on what she may have in her, I would be glad to hear it! Thanks.

 

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Can This Split Tree Be Saved?Can a split dogwood tree trunk be mended from tornado wind damage. It has a 2 inch trunk and is 6 feet tall. The trunk is split half way through. Can it be saved?

 

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