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November 18, 2011
Minimum Age for a Sleep Over Party
My daughter is turning 7 in January. Is this too young for a sleepover? Two of the girls are a year older.
Cooking a Whole Salmon
My husband caught his first salmon the other day, but neither of us really know a good way to cook a whole salmon. Do any of you have any good methods and/or recipes?
What is This Tree?
I saw this tree on the side of the road in hardiness zone 8a near Seattle, Washington. I am curious to know what kind of tree it is. It reminds me of a rambutan tree, but I am pretty sure those only grow in tropical climates.
Determining the Value of Vintage Encyclopedia Set
How much are my encyclopedias from 1949 worth? It's the full set and it says Chicago Standard Education Society, 1949.
Cleaning a Slate Hearth
How do bring back the shine to a piece of slate that is in front of my fireplace, the hearth I guess? I have gas logs so have to be careful with fumes and chemicals.
Cleaning a Dryer Vent
How do you make sure your dryer vent is not clogged up like a chimney? Should they be cleaned yearly?
I'm a single mother, my unemployment ran out and I can't find a job. I would like to know if there are any charities or organizations that could please help me provide a Christmas for my children, including food and gifts.
Using Silicone Bakeware
I just bought a blue, flexible, fluted bowl with a funnel in the middle, as used for angel food cake. I bought it at a thrift store and thought it was a Jello mold, but someone told me it is for baking cakes. Can anyone advise me how to use this?
Buying a Used Boat
This is a guide about buying a used boat. Boats are an expensive investment. One way to save money is to buy a used boat. You can still get a good boat without paying full price.
Finding Free Plants
This is a guide about finding free plants. Buying plants at a nursery can be quite expensive. If you take the time, you can find opportunities to obtain your plants for free.
Vegetables That Taste Better After Frost
Most of us scramble get our vegetables harvested before the first frost. But did you know that the taste of some crops actually improves after being touched by frost?
Boat Friendly Recipes
This page contains boat friendly recipes. Your ability to cook on a boat can be limited. Finding recipes that use the resources you have and are easy to prepare while on the water is helpful.
Fall Candle Holder
First off, grab a vase or large jar that can fit the leaves you have chosen. I went for a large mouthed, tall, skinny vase, but any jar would do as well.
I have twin 3 1/2 year old girls who are potty trained when it comes to "number 1." However, they will not go "number 2" on the potty. They are not potty trained for bedtime, so they wear diapers at naptime or bedtime.
Refilling Foaming Hand Soap Bottles
Can the foaming hand soap bottles be refilled?
Flea Treatment Safe for Puppies
My puppies are only 10 weeks, but badly invested with fleas from their mum. Is there anything I can use on them to help them at this very young age?
Creative Salad Dressing Combinations
My question is for foodies and non-foodies. I've always loved flavor experimentation and combining assorted salad dressings is one of those experiments. My absolute favorite mixtures are Good Season's Zesty Italian with either Hidden Valley Ranch or the Zesty Italian with Marie's Blue Cheese.
Glade Plug-in Doesn't Emit Scent Anymore
Do the Glade Plug-ins with the slide in scent ever lose their capability to emit scent?
"A Season of Thanks" Parade Float and Costume Ideas
I am looking for ideas on how to decorate kids and a float for a parade with the theme: A Season of Thanks.
Real Estate Business Name Ideas
Please suggest to me a name to use for a real estate business. Thank you.
Software for Studying Engineering Materials
Does anyone know of software for this area? Such software would help check our mind, by commanding numerical concepts, electromagnetic ideas, etc.
Silkscreened Print or Decal Peeling
My son just got back from a field trip that was 2 hours away and he bought a nylon drawstring bag. The decal or silk screen is starting to peel off in 5 or 6 places already. Is there any way to reattach the print?
Removing a Musty Smell from an Antique Trunk
My Granny traveled by wagon with her family from west Texas near Odessa to Weatherford, Texas. Mother was about 2 years of age when Granny and Mr. Hunter loaded a big trunk and started off on a new beginning.
Buying Coal in Maryland
Where can coal be purchased and delivered on the eastern shore of Maryland? Does anyone know the average price?
Christmas Parade Float Ideas: Theme "Home for the Holidays"
I am looking for ideas for a Christmas float with the theme: Home for the Holidays. Please keep in mind we have more of a trailer than a flatbed for our float. It is kind of like the trailers gardeners use where the sides come up to about waist level.
Cleaning an Acrylic Shower Screen
How do I get a perspex (acrylic) shower screen clean? My shower screen has gone a frosted colour in the corners. Any suggestions on getting it back to the way it was, ie. clear.
Environmentally Friendly Packaging Material
This is a guide about environmentally friendly packaging materials. Many packing materials are not good for the environment. The good news is that there are many options that are biodegradable, recyclable, and environmentally friendly.
How to Remove Cigarette Smell from Books
Cigarette odors on books can be difficult to remove and make them unappealing to non-smokers. This page has tips about how to get the cigarrette smell out of books.
Braid Winter Scarves
I have found that by braiding two winter scarves together seperating them into three ends hanging down (it will be uneven but no one will notice), that it is much warmer. I secured it with a fancy hair elastic.
Buy Snacks in Bulk
Buying sodas, water and snacks at the office quickly adds up. Buy those items in bulk, bag 'em, and bring to work. You'll save about $2.00 a day or $520 annually. Who couldn't use extra money!
Cooked Chicken Instead Of Wet Cat Food
The other day, the Kroger I was in had whole chickens on clearance, for 59 cents a pound. I will cook one, discard the bones and skin, dice it up and feed it to my cats, twice a day, instead of their can food.
Cooking Squash in the Microwave
She poked holes in it and put in microwave for 10 minutes at first. We ended up putting it back in for about another 5 minutes, and it was great. After removing the seeds, she added a little margarine, brown sugar and cinnamon, and removed the squash from its 'shell'.
Cornmeal Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
This unusual cake is just wonderful for breakfast or brunch. The addition of cornmeal gives the cake a delicious taste and texture, and the layers of pineapple an extra boost.
Garden: Large Pink Flower (Shore Acres State Park,...
During one of many strolls through the lovely Shore Acres gardens, I spotted this blossom just popping out of one of the flower beds right at me! I loved the way it looked as if she and her mate attached were looking separate ways, thinking to themselves.
Jin's Best Chicken Vegetable Soup
I learned how to make really good chicken broth from my college roommate back in the day, a Chinese girl named Jin (Pronounced "Jean). From that amazing broth, she made lots of other dishes, and I taught her how to make chicken soup.
Kitty Litter for Moisture Absorption
We have a underground storm shelter that we store our "off-season" clothes. Unfortunately, some of the time it was also damp and "musty". To the rescue is kitty litter. I chose kitty litter because it is scented and absorbent.
Life Lesson From My Parents
Like every teen, I wanted the latest clothing trends plus all the other things teens think they can't live without. At 16, my parents put me on a monthly "clothing allowance", which was seemingly quite generous until I learned what all I had to pay for out of this.
Making Cleaning Ashtrays Easier
My husband smokes and the ashtrays are not fun to clean. A long time ago I heard that if you lightly spray a clean ashtray with furniture polish and allow to dry, it will make the surface of the glass or ceramic slippery and it will be a cinch to clean.
Online Pet Memorial Page
A very nice idea is to go to Petloss.com They can do beautiful memorial pages for you at no cost. I lost my beloved dog Winston 3 years ago. He was 17 years old. I was not ready to do a memorial page right away, but did it this year.
Pimento Olive Cheese Spread
Someone here was just asking where to purchase olive pimento cheese spread and it jarred my memory that I have a really good recipe for it from years and years ago. Of course, it's not as easy to make as buying a jar; but at least you know what's really in it.
Colorado has so many scenic views. After coming down from Hoosier Pass, I saw this one and knew I wanted a picture. It's kind of a cross between a mountain and a desert and just stood out there for all to see!
Travel: Swiss Guard (The Vatican, Italy)
Swiss guard in Italy.
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