June 4, 2011

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Finished Rain Boot Flower Arrangement

Rain Boot Flower ArrangementBrighten rainy days with a playful centerpiece made with a pair of children's rubber rain boots. I immediately knew they would look adorable as flower containers displayed on a porch or in an entryway.

 

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Dill Cucumber SaladSince the hot weather is here, this is a cool delicious cucumber salad.

 

Red a Bulldog Mix

Red (Bulldog, Chow, Hound Mix)Red is a 3 month old Bulldog, Chow, and Hound mix. I got Red about 2 weeks ago. I adopted her from a lady who had her, her brother, and mom. She likes to play in her water bowl. Red is a good dog to have. She brings a smile to everyone's face.

 

Photo of a Voodoo Lily Bloom

Garden: Voodoo Lily Bloom (Folkston, GA)The voodoo lily is a very unique flower. It is a corm, not a bulb. To bloom it requires very little care. Like the ones in the wild, it needs spring floods and mulch with light fertilizer.

 

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Add Broccoli Slaw to MeatloafA dear friend of mine and I agree - we never make meatloaf in quite the same way twice. The last time I made it, I added one cup Brocco-Slaw per pound of meat, along with all the other ingredients.

 

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Huskee Riding Mower Won't StartI have a Huskee 16.5 hp. mower. I put in a new plug, air filter, and fuel filter, the battery tested good. When trying to start it turns over a couple of times and stops. I also cleaned all of the connections that run to the battery.

 

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Japanese Maple Tree Did Not Leaf OutMy new, young Japanese maple tree (dissectum variety) did not produce any leaves, but I thought I had noticed a few tiny buds early in the spring, but nothing grew. Is it dead or will it survive and produce leaves next year?

 

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Safely Removing a Popcorn CeilingHow do I determine whether asbestos is in my popcorn ceiling? We are planning to demo it and I want to be safe. Does anyone have a specific tip on how to safely demolish popcorn ceiling yourself? And how to determine if it has asbestos?

 

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Determining Age of Sovereign Canada British Made ChinaCould someone tell me if the following china is an antique? It is Sovereign Canada British made with 18k gold trim.

 

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Getting Coupons Through the Mail I am looking for other options for getting coupons through the mail. Where can I find some? I have a membership with coupons.ca and that is about it. However, it's still not enough.

 

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Herbal Home Remedy for Fleas on CatsDid I read somewhere that rosemary oil mixed with lemon juice was a good flea deterrent? If so, what are the amounts of the two to mix together? Has anyone else heard anything about this herbal treatment? Please help if you can.

 

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Cleaning a Smooth Top StoveWhat do I need to clean my new smooth top oven with? I have heard to use a razor blade. Is that good?

 

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Reusing Old CandlesDoes anyone know what to do with a candle that has the wick burnt out, but lots of wax left over? I would like to do something with them, as it seems such a waste to just throw all that sweet smelling wax out. I would also like to know how to make a candle wick.

 

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Looking for Tuesday Body SouffleI am looking for Tuesday Body Souffle, in the glass jar, with a square black top and an "N" on the bottom of glass.

 

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Repairing a Wobbly ChairHow do you repair a wobbly chair with wire?

 

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Pinching Back PetuniasHow do you pinch back petunias to keep them from being so "leggy"?

 

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Copycat Instant Pudding RecipeI am looking for a copycat recipe for pistachio instant pudding. It is very expensive here in Canada.

 

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Child's Eligibility for Social Security Survivor's BenefitsMy husband is wanting to adopt my daughter and she receives Social Security from her father who passed away while I was pregnant. Will she still get her Social Security checks if she takes my husband's last name and does not have her father's last name?

 

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Growing a Cherry Tree from SeedHow many cherry pits should I plant in one hole to get a good size tree to grow?

 

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Easy to Manage Hair Styles for Young GirlsI have 3 daughters, 13, 10, and 8. Because I am a single working dad I haven't got time or the money to take care of my girls hair, as their mum did all that. They all have straight waist length brunette hair. I'd like to know your opinions on how and if I should cut their hair.

 

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Gift for a Tall PersonWhat would be a good gift for the tallest person?

 

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Repairing a Casio Corded CalculatorWhy does my plug-in calculator heats up at the start? It is an old Casio DR-220T calculator. It has a printing mechanism. When I plug it in and turn it on, it will heat up in a few minutes like 5-10 minutes after turning it on.

 

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Getting Rid of LizardsHow do you get rid of a six-lined racerunner lizard?

 

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Removing Stains on Vintage Wedding GownMy 45 year old wedding gown has a tan (maybe mildew) stain on it. I asked the cleaner to try and remove it. He gave it a 50% chance, but was not successful, although it got lighter.

 

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