April 8, 2011

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Link: Online Book SwapsDo you still read books? I have bookcases full. There are two websites for trading books.

 

white rhododendron flowers

Garden: Rhododendrons In SpringThis little rhododendron is the first to bloom in my garden every spring. I've planted about twenty rhodies in my garden, and they bloom from February though June. I selected the varieties I have, after studying two books with information on rhododendrons.

 

Photo: First DanceThis photo was taken at my daughter's first dance recital. It won the Cloud award at EBSQart.com.

 

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Sanitize White Towels And Linens With BleachWhen we were raising our five children, I found it was easier to use white washcloths and towels in their bathroom. The white can be safely bleached which made me a bit happier, since I felt bleach killed any germs that were held in the washcloths and towels.

 

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Natural Weed KillerTo get rid of dandelions, spray straight vinegar into the center of each plant and in about two weeks they will all be dead and gone. Any that haven't disappeared will be dead and can be dug/pulled out.

 

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Round Up in Checkbook RegisterHere's a simple way to, sort of, "hide" money from yourself in your checkbook. You simply take the amount you're going to subtract out and round up to the next closest dollar or add on a few extra dollars.

 

Finished lanterns.

Soda Can Chinese LanternsA quick outdoor decoration that costs nothing and you get to quench your thirst while making it. Make a whole string of them for your next barbecue.

 

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Tips for Shipping PackagesI live in Pennsylvania and often send packages through the United States Postal Service to Alaska. To make sure that the tape sticks well to the box, I use the top edge of a wood ruler and, using pressure, I drag the ruler across the direction of each strip of tape.

 

A pencil pouch used to store cosmetics

Inexpensive Cosmetic BagsTry an office supply store and you can find decorative pencil pouches with zippers and other compartments to fit your lip gloss, lotions, contact lens case, comb/brush, foundation compact or anything you carry to keep looking good.

 

Garden: MarigoldsPicture of Marigolds in front of the creek that runs through our property. Marigolds are one of the few flowers that the deer won't eat up! We have to put fences around most things we are trying to grow. Love the country in the spring and summer.

 

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Cleaning Stainless Steel AppliancesTo clean stainless steel appliances use an after-shower spray, which are basically highly softened water. Spray and wipe with microfiber cloth or paper towels. No streaking!

 

Garden: Early GarlicI planted my garlic late last year (or maybe winter came sooner), and it started popping up about 3 weeks ago. In that time, it's grown about 5 inches. This is in my 4x4 raised bed with tomato cages and plastic covering them.

 

Scenery: Water Lilies (Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, AL)These are pictures of a water lily, that I took when a friend and I visited the Botanical Gardens, in Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Nail Polish Remover on Table

Nail Polish Remover on TableI spilled some nail polish remover on my kitchen table and it turned white and my table is a dark dark brown. Is there anything I can do to restore it without stripping the stain?

 

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Use Pam To Keep Satellite Dish Free From SnowPam nonstick spray will keep snow sliding off of satellite dishes during the snow fall.

 

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Baby Bottle Formula TipsI have found that the lids from the small 4 oz. juice bottles (like Gerber brand) fits the regular size baby bottles. You can use the juice lid and shake the bottle, then put on the nipple.

 

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Squirrels and Chipmunks Eating My BulbsWhat can you do to keep squirrels and chipmunks from eating all flower bulbs? I have tried hair and it only works for a short time.

 

Paint Color Advice for a White and Gray KitchenKhaki is the color of my living room that runs into the dining area (big rectangle) and then L-shape into a galley kitchen. Kitchen cabinets are white, counter top is slate gray, floor is light gray.

 

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What is Decoupage?What is decoupage?

 

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Refreezing Link SausageCan you refreeze link sausages that are uncooked? Thanks!

 

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Cleaning Ballpoint Pen from LeatherHow can I clean ballpoint ink from light, soft leather with household products?

 

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Daughter Shaved Her FaceMy daughter shaved her face! What do I do now?

 

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Problems Making FudgeWhen cooking fudge, do you have to have a pot that evenly distributes heat or will any pot do? Is there a secret to knowing how the fudge looks when it is ready?

 

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Dog Bed for a Dog That ChewsDoes anyone have an idea for a dog bed pad for a dog that really likes to chew? I've been using an old quilt that I have to sew back up almost every day. I've also used old packing blankets that he just chews to shreds.

 

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Homemade Natural WeedkillerAbout a year ago I found a good recipe for a natural weedkiller which

 

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How Do I Learn About the Stock Market?What s the best way to learn about the stock market ?

 

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Remedy for Plants with Rust FungusHow do you get rust to stop growing on hollyhock plants and other plants that get the rust really badly?

 

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Nail Polish Remover on TableI dropped a bottle of nail polish on our tile floor and it splattered on the leg of our table. My hubby used nail polish remover before I could tell him no and now there are dull lighter white spots, almost like a water stains, on the wood and the varnish is gone.

 

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Sugar Free French Vanilla Liquid Dairy CreamerDoes anyone have a recipe for a French Vanilla sugar free liquid dairy creamer? Using sweetened condensed milk will not work for me, although I wish it would! Is there such a thing as sugar free sweetened condensed milk?

 

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Washer Makes Loud Noise and Will Not SpinMy washer will not spin when it turns to the spin cycle. It makes a huge constant noise and will not spin.

 

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Cleaning Fluid Leaked from Steam Cleaner In to CarpetI cleaned a rug with my Hoover steam cleaner, and I realized after that the small opening where the used cleaning fluid goes in the collection tank had been clogged and all the cleaning fluid is all over the carpet. How do I get rid of the toxic smell as it is causing me problems.

 

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Cleaning Stainless Steel AppliancesI have a lot of buildup of stainless steel appliance cleaner. My frig doors are all smudged with build up. If I use the stainless cleaning pads I bought at the store, it looks good for a few hours, then it gets even more smudged with build up.

 

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