August 22, 2011

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Feng Shui Decorating, Feng Shui Decorating

Feng Shui DecoratingThis is a page about Feng Shui decorating. By following some basic principles, Feng Shui can help improve your home decorating. Feng Shui is becoming a very popular form of interior decorating.

 

A clean mattress top.

Cleaning Stains on a MattressThis is a page about cleaning stains on a mattress. Considering that a third of your life is spent on your mattress, it is no surprise that there are stains to clean from time to time.

 

A banana on ice.

Freezing BananasThis is a page about freezing bananas. Bananas are best when fresh but can turn brown and mushy quickly. A good way to preserve them is to freeze them for later use in baking recipes or smoothies.

 

A garden shed built slightly on a hill.

Building a Shed on Uneven GroundThis is a page about building a shed on uneven ground. Although some people are blessed with even ground for outdoor structures, many more have hilly or rocky yards or other challenges to building a shed.

 

Caring for Zebra Finches

Caring for Zebra FinchesThis is a page about caring for a zebra finch. These beautiful little birds can be an excellent pet option for a small home or apartment, but they do require special care.

 

A butterfly on a lilac bush.

Best Time to Prune Flowering ShrubsThis is a page about the best time to prune flowering shrubs. Flowering shrubs like azaleas, lilacs, butterfly bush, hydrangea, and many more can provide beauty for years to come, but look best if they are pruned at the right time.

 

A stack of old black and white family photos.

Researching Your GenealogyThis is a page about researching your genealogy.Tracing back your family tree can be challenging even after only a few generations. Whether you are trying to fill in gaps in your genealogy or starting from scratch, there are lots of resources available to you.

 

dripping faucet

Saving Money on Your Water BillThis is a page about saving money on your water bill. It's easy to let the water bill get out of hand, especially during the summer. There are many steps you can take year round though to curb your water consumption.

 

Drip Irrigation System Watering Flowers

Installing a Drip Irrigation SystemThis is a page about installing a drip irrigation system. Drip irrigation systems are a very efficient way to water your garden. They are easy to install and very effective at getting water right to the roots.

 

Man Playing Rock Guitar

Reparing an Electric GuitarThis is a page about repairing an electric guitar. Dust and dirt can build up in the nooks and crannies of you electric guitar over time. Eventually these things can degrade the sound, if not properly cleaned from time to time.

 

Golden Retriever on Black Background

Adopting an Adult DogThis is a page about adopting an adult dog. Adopting a dog is a wonderful way of acquiring a new pet for your family. There can be a lot of advantages to adopting an adult dog and it helps them out too, since mostly puppies get picked up quickly.

 

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Chicken UncoveredVery tasty recipe.

 

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Western Barbecue SauceExcellent sauce!

 

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Egg and Ham CasseroleYummy for breakfast and also good for a brunch.

 

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Ground Beef and Vegetable PlateThis is a special recipe I like, not only because of the foods in it, but also the spices. I am making a point of using more spices, especially cinnamon.

 

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Cole SlawYummy recipe!

 

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Chicken a La KingI love this recipe. It's easy, it's delicious, and it makes a super velvety, wonderful sauce.

 

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Coconut MacaroonsI like these cookies because I love coconut, they are nice and chewy, and they are really easy.

 

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Pineapple IceThere are 9 more "Water Ice" recipes. If anyone would like them let me know.

 

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Mom's Shortbread CookiesMy mom is 85 years young. Every Christmas she makes these cookies along with a few of her others. This shortbread recipe is delish! They melt in your mouth, and the recipe makes a large amount.

 

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Include Basement Photos When Selling HouseDH is getting ready to retire (again). He's almost 80. We are looking for a small house with basement and or garage workshop so that he can have space for his woodworking hobby.

 

A baby's onsie with a fabric paint design of a paw and the words "Born 2 B Wild".

Fabric Painted ShirtI was recently invited to a stork party and wanted to take a special gift for the soon-to-be-born baby boy, without breaking the bank in the process. I came across a lovely white tee shirt and decided to do some fabric painting to turn the tee shirt into something special.

 

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Garage Sale TipsAfter helping out with several large garage sales in the past, I have some helpful tips. Get family members and friends to help out. Set up as many tables as you can, it much easier to display your merchandise.

 

green gourd Against chicken wire fence

Flower and GourdThis flower eventually turned into a gourd, it was grown in my garden.

 

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Dyeing CarpetMy carpet is a beige color and is showing its age. Is there a way to dye it a little darker color (maybe a dark beige) without spending a fortune doing it?

 

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Ice Maker Leaking into Ice BinI have a GE 2005 refrigerator, the ice maker leaks into the ice bin. I replaced the water valve with no luck. It is still leaking into the ice bin. What else can be checked?

 

Canning PeachesToday I bought a box of peaches. I want to can them, but can't find a good recipe. If anyone has a great recipe I would really like to try it.

 

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Removing Sweaty Smell in LaundryI need some advice regarding my son's sweaty uniform t-shirts. They are 100% cotton. I wash them with my other laundry and everything comes out clean and stain free, except for the sweaty smell on the underarms of my sons t-shirts. I use Dash laundry powder which is very similar to Tide in the U.S.

 

Shopping for Inexpensive Foam Hand SoapMy son likes the foam hand soap. Is there a way to buy it cheaply?

 

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Making "Something Old" from Grandmother's Wedding DressI have 2 daughters who will someday marry. My mother's wedding dress is still in her attic and is very worn, fragile, and grayish in color. I want to use pieces of her dress to create "something old" for each of them to have on their wedding day.

 

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Cleaning Silver JewelryHow do I clean silver earrings?

 

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Red Kool-Aid Stain on CarpetHow do I get a red Kool-Aid stain out of my carpet?

 

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Getting Rid of Black FliesOn my front porch I have flies. I had an exterminator come to see if something died under the porch they are so bad. But after paying $300, nothing was found under the porch. You don't open your mouth as you pass to the front door.

 

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Cooking Fresh Collard GreensHow do I cook seasoned fresh collard greens?

 

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Cat Licks and Pulls Out Hair in the SummerMy cat licks and pulls out her fur only in the summer. She is an inside cat. She does this till she is almost bald and bleeding; what can I do? I have tried giving her Benadryl, antibiotics, and using medicated powder.

 

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Unsubscribing from FreecycleHow do I unsubscribe from Arcadia freecycle? It's just too many emails in one day!

 

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Craft Ideas Using Men's TiesI have a collection of old ties and would like new ideas for using them in sewing or quilting projects.

 

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Making Money Using TwitterI had read on a recent post about making extra money on Twitter or web sites. I am down to investigating any extra income source that I can look into. I now have a disability from an abusive ex-husband.

 

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Treating a Cat With an Itchy Spot on NeckMy indoor cat scratched a spot on his neck and won't stop scratching it. I put Neosporin on and it looks better, but he is still scratching although not as much. It has a scab over the spot and he still scratches and opens up the scab. Am I doing the right thing?

 

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Cake Mix CookiesI have seen many cake mix cookie recipes. Does anyone have a TNT, never-fail version? I would like to try a really good one. Thanks!

 

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Interior Decoration Business Name IdeasI want to start a new business in interior decoration. Please suggest to me some international names for my business. Thank you.

 

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Removing Crayon Stains from Dried ClothingHow do you get crayon out of clothes that have been dried in the dryer?

 

Painting Piano KeysIf you have numbered and removed the faded black piano keys already, what is wrong with spray painting them? What would be the best spray paint to use?

 

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MTD Yard Machine Mower Won't RestartI have a MTD Yard Machine, 42inch, model 13AI665g552. The mower was working just fine, then I stopped it. I went to start it again and it would not start. There was only a loud click from directly beneath the seat (solenoid?) and the voltmeter dipped to left.

 

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Value of a 1906 Chamber's Encyclopedia - A Dictionary of Universal KnowledgeI was just wondering, I have a full Chambers's Encyclopedia - A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge from 1906. It is in good condition. Anyone got an idea if its worth any money?

 

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Reviews of Linda Allen's E-Book on Yeast Infection CureThere is an e-book called "Yeast Infection No More" by Linda Allen that claims to have the cure for systemic yeast infections. Does anyone know if it's worthwhile or is it just another hoax?

 

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Getting Rid of Ants and Spiders on CornHow do I get rid of spiders and ants on my corn stalks?

 

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Getting Rid of FleasWhat is the best way to get rid of fleas?

 

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Rat Terriers Have SeizuresI have 9 Rat Terriers and 3 of them have seizures. The youngest (2 years) is on phenobarbital since she had seizures all month long.

 

Freezing PlumsCan I freeze Victoria plums?

 

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Ideas for Natural Pest Control Using Kitchen ProductsI don't really like to kill anything, but I need to get rid of ants, lizards, and cockroaches. How to do it by using kitchen items?

 

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Electric Soapsaver Soap Bar MakerThe Soapsaver I am looking for heats and melts the slivers back into one big bar after it cools. Where can I find this old TV advertisement product?

 

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Removing Stains from Polyester JacketHow can I remove a rum and blackcurrant stain on a polyester suit jacket?

 

Hand holding up a young Pit Bull puppy.

Feeding Young PuppiesWhat is good to feed a 5 week old puppy?

 

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