September 24, 2011

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Cheesy Corn Flake PotatoesThis yummy recipe definitely isn't for the diet-conscious! Paula Dean would be so proud.


Make your own planner Final 1

Design Your Own Day PlannerI was looking for a planner for my girlfriend for her birthday. I could not find the right one for her personality, I looked everywhere! Finally I decided to buy one, then make it my own, for her.


Upclose photo of necktie and denim skirt.

Necktie and Denim SkirtWhile at the Puyallup Fair today my mom and I saw a woman walk by wearing this adorable necktie skirt. We asked if we could take her picture and she was so sweet to agree.



Pinecone Christmas OrnamentsHere's a great holiday project using scrap felt pieces and a little bit of nature. The end result is a one of a kind ornament, wonderful as a small gift, or just to add to your own tree. You can also use them as tags on gifts.


Making a Skirt With Neckties, Upclose photo of necktie and denim skirt.

Making a Skirt With NecktiesThis is a page about making a skirt with neckties. There are many different ways to use necktie for making a skirt. They can be used to decorate an existing skirt or they can be sew together in a number of ways to create a skirt.



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Getting Boyfriend to Get Rid of Old Clothes?We live in a small apartment. We had to put lifts under our bed, so that we could put Rubbermaid storage bins underneath. How do I get him to go through his shorts and pants, so we can give to the needy. He keeps saying someday he'll wear them. Please help!


Christmas cactus in small plastic pot.

Christmas Cactus Not Blooming?I started my plant from just a small clipping of a Christmas cactus about 1 1/2 year ago and it never bloomed. Now it's getting big and I am wondering if I should put it in a bigger pot and what can I do for it to bloom?


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Repairing a Silk Scarf?I was given a superb vintage Hermes scarf by my mother-in-law. It has a poorly repaired tear which was done many years ago. I would like to have it rewoven or repaired correctly.


Tiny orange flower with yellowish orange veins.

What is This Flower? (Morning Glory?)I call this an "orange morning glory" because it behaves and has similar characteristics to a morning glory. It has leaves, seed pods, and seeds like a morning glory, but the size and shape is different.


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Using Bleach to Clean the Outside of the House? I bought a bottle of "outdoor bleach" that is hooked to the water hose. It did OK in some places, but others still have mildew. I wondered if I could fill the bottle back up with regular household bleach and use it the same way.


Tricolored dog lying on the lawn.

What Breed in My Dog?I'm curious as to what breed my puppy is. I was told he is an Australian Cattle mix, but I have no clue what he is mixed with. I've been told he looks like a Kelpie and I see a little Appenzell in him. Opinions?


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Felt Pads Leave Scuff Marks on Wood Floors?I have wood floors and I have those felt pads on the legs of my chairs in the dining room, yet I have scuff marks on the floor from where the chair gets moved. They are not scratches in the wood, just scuffs. What do I do to get rid of them?


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Abusive Husband?I am 32 years old. In my 7 years of marriage I have been experiencing physical and emotional abuse to a large extent. Now my 5 year old girl child is witnessing all of this. I can't discuss this with my family or walk out of this mess.


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Riding Mower Won't Start and Breaks Fly Wheel Key?I have replaced the head gasket on the Briggs and Stratton engine, model #313777-0134-E1, on my riding mower. It is breaking the fly wheel key and does not start. When we move the engine it moves smoothly and is not hitting anything. The push-pull rods are not bent.


Beautiful grey cat with white markings under chin.

Getting a Cat to Stop Spraying?I have a male 12 year old neutered cat (Stewart) that occasionally sprays. Now this is not a new behavior, but because of this problem, he has had to be an outside cat. I occasionally let him in and as long as I keep an eye on him he's fine.


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Improving the Appearance of Ridged Nails?My nails have ridges and my nail tips are very ridged and break easily. What can I do to improve the nails?


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Determining Age and Value of Old Measuring Cup?I have a five cup measuring jar that has measured scales for liquids by weight, quart, pint, and gill and by tea and coffee cups. There is also dry measure (flour) by 1/4 pounds and ounces.


Medium tall multibranched houseplant, with gold speckled narrow green leaves.

What is This Plant?I have a plant which is beautiful. I looked in a few nurseries, but nobody seems to know what it is. Everyone asks me what kind of plant it is and I can't answer them because I don't know the name of it, but I think it's tropical. Can you help me please? Thank you.


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Anti-wrinkle Cream Intensified Appearance of Fine Lines?I recently used Loreal Revitalift anti-wrinkle cream on my forehead and in between my brows where there were natural creases, fine lines from expression. The next morning, I could have cried. What were fine lines are now full blown wrinkles.


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