May 21, 2011

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Ice Cream Sundae Bar for Memorial DayAn easy dessert for your backyard Memorial Day gathering is to set up an Ice Cream Sundae "bar" with several varieties of ice cream, toppings, chopped candy bar and cookie pieces, whipped cream, and cherries, of course.

 

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Making Decorative MagnetsDon't throw away old theme calendars, some of them have thumbnails on the very back page that make perfect fridge magnets. Cut each thumbnail out individually and place on a magnetic sheet.

 

Flag Painted Shutters - finished shutters

Flag Painted ShuttersRecycle an old window shutter into a painted flag decoration for the Fourth of July and other patriotic summer holidays. This project is quick to create and because it is painted in a primitive style, mistakes and imperfections add to the finished result.

 

Photo of Zoe a Maine Coon

Zoe (Maine Coon)Zoe is 8.5 year old Maine Coon. We got her from an ad on Kijiji.ca. Zoe likes to go outside when my husband lets out our toy Dachshund. She likes to intently watch the birds in the trees.

 

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Solutions for a Puppy That Whines and BarksHow do I stop my 8 month old Pit Bull/Lab mix from whining and barking at the back door?

 

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Inexpensive Party Locations for Teens and AdultsI wanna throw a party for my boyfriend and I need a place that's good and won't cost me a lot. I need something that's for teens and adults. It has to have enough space for everyone, but not be too big either.

 

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Repelling Mosquitoes NaturallyWhat herbs and/or spices should you burn while barbecuing to repel mosquitoes?

 

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How To Make Your Own Coffee Single BagsFolger's single serve coffee bags are the best for when a single cup of coffee is all you need. They're great for work or camping. The problem is that they are so outrageously expensive! Isn't there a cheap, convenient way to fashion your own, using ordinary materials?

 

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Ideas for Working After Retirement I am retired and looking for some sort of job where I can keep myself busy and active. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

 

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Canning Fried ChickenI am really curious about a canning issue I have. My 96 year old Auntie told me today that she used to fry chicken then can it. Have you ever heard of this, or done it, and if so how? Also, what kind of adjustments do you need to make when using 1/2 gallon jars to can in?

 

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How Can I Get Coupons in the Mail?My printer is broken. How can I get coupons mailed to my house?

 

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Birdseed from Dollar GeneralDoes anyone have an old or empty bag of birdseed from Dollar General? They have replaced a very good product with a birdseed that has a lot of "filler" and is of poor quality. I would like to have the phone number or address of the old birdseed, if possible.

 

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Remedy for Stinky FeetAfter I take my shoes off my feet and shoes smell awful. It stinks up the whole house. What can I do?

 

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Can My Son Receive SSI?My son is 2 years old and his father has just passed. What benefits can I receive for him?

 

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Converting Weight Watchers Exchange System to PointsWeight Watchers used to do the exchange system, but has since changed to the point system. Does anyone know where I can find a conversion tool or chart so I can find out the exchange for the points posted on different products?

 

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Planting Honeyball Bush SeedsI just received about 50 honeyball bush seeds in the mail. When and how do I plant the seeds? I know that they should be planted in a sunny location. Do I plant all of the seeds in a narrow trench or do I plant all of the seeds in a small hole?

 

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Connecting With Others Who Knit in the RoundAre there any sock knitters, and possibly knitters in the round for socks? I would like to meet other knitters to share ideas.

 

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Choosing a High School Graduation GiftMy boss's nephew is graduating high school this month. I got an invitation. What would be a good graduation gift for him? I haven't had a high school graduation invitation in years and am out of the loop. Help!

 

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Ideas for Displaying or Organizing NecklacesWe need some attractive ideas for displaying necklaces. We want to display them, possibly in the bedroom, or in the hallway.

 

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Remedy for Overwatered Tomato PlantsI planted my six Better Bush tomato plants in large tubs with a drain hole in the bottom. We watered them two or three days, then the weather turned cool and stormy. The plants have wilted terribly, and today we discovered that they evidently were not draining well enough.

 

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Removing the Back Tire on a 1988 MTD Riding MowerMy right back tire is flat, I took off the screw, but can't pull off the tire. Is it supposed to come off from the front of the wheel? In other words are the things that look like washers just frozen because of rust? Or does it pull off from the back of the tire?

 

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Can I Use a Dehumidifier With Air Conditioner to Help Cool My House?I have an older central a/c unit? With the cost of electricity going up all the time, some of us in Canada have gone to TOU (time of use) with our hydro, summer cooling could get costly.

 

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Removing Dog Urine Stain from CarpetI have a Chihuahua that gave birth two weeks ago. She has made several "boo boos" of urine on our off white carpet. I just can't seem to get the yellow/orange stain out completely. Please help.

 

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