September 10, 2011

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crochet frame in fall colors

Fall Frame for Keeping or GivingThe cover over a wooden or cardboard frame is crocheted with ribbon and buttons.

 

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Reuse Your Lysol or Clorox WipesWhen I have used Lysol wipes, as long as they are not greasy, I reuse them. When the wipe has used all of its cleaner or is drying out, I will put my Dawn dish detergent on it.

 

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Blackberry Buckle"Fruit Buckle" is another school cafeteria favorite, but most often we've seen blueberries used to make it. It is just as good (and maybe a little better) when you use the summer-fresh blackberries.

 

Praying Mantis on Underside of Leaf

Praying Mantis (Richland, WA)I always thought that praying mantis were only green in color. So. I started doubting my sanity after taking the photo of this one on a large leaf bush just off of my patio. Well, I am sure many folk doubt my sanity anyway but it's bad when one doubts their own.

 

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Giving Pills to PetsTo make giving your pet pills easier, dissolve the pill in water and use a medical syringe to squirt in their mouth.

 

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Removing Burnt on Grease from a Stainless Steel StovetopI would like some suggestions for the removal of burnt on grease on a stainless steel stove top. Thanks.

 

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Shopping for Lime Away Toilet CleanerMy question is, I have been buying this product for years at Harbax store not far from where I live and now they tell me it is discontinued. It is Lime A-Way toilet bowl cleaner. It is the only product that works on our toilet.

 

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Squirrels Digging Up Potted PlantsThe squirrels are destroying my plants by digging in all the pots. Anyone have any methods to preclude this?

 

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Removing Scratches from High Gloss Laminate FlooringI have very high gloss laminate flooring and it has surface scratches. What is the best product to use to get rid of the scratches? They are everywhere on the floor.

 

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Information About a Bridge Diamond EarringWhat kind of diamond and quality is the bridge diamond? Do you have any idea how much a the bridge diamond earring of 14k yellow gold might cost?

 

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Name Ideas for Interior Design BusinessCan someone suggest a name for my small business, related to my nickname SiiD? I'm an interior designer and art teacher.

 

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Shopping for Grandma's Baked BeansI am looking for locations to purchase Grandma's baked beans.

 

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What is This Flower? (Cat's Whiskers)What is the name of the white flower in this photo? I purchased the plant at a home improvement store without a tag. It is growing in zone 8, west coast of central Florida, and survived last winter in the ground with minimum mulch.

 

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Honey Bees and Hummingbird FeedersWe have honey bees in our hummingbird feeders. We have the feeders with the red flowers which someone suggested would keep bees and yellow jackets away, but it doesn't work. Any other suggestions will be appreciated.

 

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Shopping for Octagon Laundry Soap in PhoenixI recently heard about Colgate Octagon all-purpose laundry bar soap. It sounds very close to my grandma's favorite, Fels Naptha. I still have some of her Fels, but I'd like to try Octagon. I checked out Colgate's website and they don't even mention that they make it anymore.

 

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Topsy Turvy Tomato Plant is Turning Green and PurpleI have had a Topsy Turvy tomato planter on my balcony for a few months now. It has turned purple and green in some spots on the plant itself. I was wondering if there is something wrong that I am doing? How do those things work anyway? Thanks.

 

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Cleaning Tape Off WindowsWhen we heard about the hurricane, we taped our windows in an x pattern with masking tape. We realized we should have used painters tape, but didn't have any. When we took the tape off, a sticky residue was left. What can we use to take off the stickiness and have clean windows again?

 

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Getting Rid of Fire AntsMy mother has a severe problem with fire ants. Lots of things have been tried, but they just seem to move. They are everywhere on her property from trees, to grass, to shrubs, and they are starting to get in my niece's sandbox. Any help would be great.

 

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Rose of Sharon Buds Being ChewedSomething is eating the tips of my rose of Sharon buds. I've sprayed with Sevin and pulled all the chewed buds off the bush. All the new buds that grow are being chewed and never bloom. The leaves are healthy and there's lots of new growth on the bush.

 

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Removing a Mildew Stain on Hardwood FlooringHow do I get a mildew stain out of a hardwood floor without sanding?

 

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Name Ideas for a Graphic Design BusinessWhat graphic design business name should I use or create? Any suggestions?

 

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Freezing Beets in Plastic ContainersCan you freeze beets in plastic freezer containers? If so what are the steps to do it? Should some of the juices be frozen with it? Or packed dry?

 

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