August 12, 2013

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Edge of a brown leather couch

Repairing a Leather SeamThis is a page about repairing a leather seam. Repairing a leather seam on furniture or other items can seem difficult.

 

Fuchsia Blooms

Growing FuchsiasThis is a page about growing fuchsias. There is a wide variety of fuchsia plants, including those often grown as annuals and hardy types you can plant in your garden. All have lovely blooms and can attract hummingbirds to your garden.

 

Closeup of cat paw

Training a Cat to Not ScratchIf left to their own devices cats will scratch just about anything in your home, carpet, furniture, screens, and more. This is a page about training a cat to not scratch.

 

cigarette burning

Repairing Cigarette Burns on LeatherThis is a page about repairing cigarette burns on leather. When you or a guest accidentally drops cigarette ash on the leather couch it can leave a burn mark.

 

Portable Dehumidifier

Using DehumidifiersThis is a page about using dehumidifiers. Using a dehumidifier, which removes excess humidity from the air in your home, can help you feel cooler.

 

Sliced Strawberries in a Bowl.

Berry SlawThis page contains berry slaw recipes. Try a berry slaw recipe as a substitute for traditional cole slaw as a side dish salad.

 

Blue Cheese and a bowl of dressing.

Roquefort Dressing RecipesThis page contains Roquefort dressing recipes. Rich tangy Roquefort dressing does up even the simplest of salads.

 

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Deer Cloth for Deterring Squirrels from ApplesThis was my solution after every single apple disappeared last year. I go out several times a day and eyeball a count of ALL of the apples and they ALL seem to still be there.

 

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Best Way To Sell Aluminum TabsThe proper way to store pull tabs is in zip locks, or boxes if your into larger amounts. I have sold over 40 million of them to support my 3 charities.

 

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Removing Grease on Laminated CupboardsBi-carb soda and hot water 25/75 mix. Lay it on, scrub it on and off with paper towels. No more sticky, spotty cupboards!

 

Stopping My Couch Cushions From Sliding

Stopping My Couch Cushions From SlidingI tried every trick in the book to prevent the couch cushions from slipping but nothing worked. This is my solution. It may not look the best but it works perfect.

 

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Saving on Magazine SubscriptionsOne of my splurges is subscriptions to several magazines. I only purchase subscriptions from discount sites, but it is vital to read the "fine print".

 

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No Luck with Moth BallsDon't bother with the tip about scattering moth balls. I did this and next morning, they were all GONE. The squirrels must have loved them.

 

sky blue

Afternoon FlightBlue sky, afternoon ray of sunshine, and a bird in flight.

 

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Easy Milk Face MaskMakes enough to cover 2 adult sized faces. Store extra in a container in the fridge.

 

Daisy in Santa's lap.

Daisy (Artesian Norman Basset Hound)She and I competed in Obedience Trials and also did pet therapy at nursing homes and a group home for handicapped adults.

 

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Removing Lipstick Stains from Microfiber ComforterHow do you get lipstick stains out of microfiber comforter?

 

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Cleaning Business Name IdeasI need help figuring out a good, catchy name for my business.

 

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Making Liquid Soap from TabletsPlease enlighten me as to how to liquidate perfumed soap tablets freely available in market.

 

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Making a Mosquito TrapCan I use instant yeast or does it really have to be an active dry yeast?

 

Brown and white puppy.

What Breed is My Puppy?I just got my puppy and the original owner said she's 11weeks and that she's a Norfolk Terrier mix. I don't know what breed she is or if she's even a Norfolk. I weighed her and she's about 5 lbs.

 

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Married to a Verbally Abusive AlcoholicWe've both been married twice before. I was skeptical in the beginning. We had about a 4 year, long distance relationship, midwest to the south. He would visit me often and regularly. We had lots of fun, laughed, went to dinner and he always bought me flowers.

 

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Smoke Alarm BeepingMy smoke alarm won't stop bleeping. Why is that?

 

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Natural Sources of Nitric OxideWhat are the natural sources of nitric oxide?

 

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Keeping Litter from Sticking to Litter BoxCan I use Pam to keep used litter from sticking inside the box, especially urine at the sides?

 

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Keeping Horse Flies OffHow do you get horse flies off of you if they land on you?

 

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Removing Tar Like Stains on Glass DoorsThere was some tar-like spray on my glass patio doors, after the builders departed. I managed to remove the tar spray, but there are multiple residue stains left behind on the glass. How to I get rid of them? I hoped that they would fade, but this is not the case.

 

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14th Birthday Party IdeasMy daughter is turning fourteen in September. She is going to invite roughly 5 girls and 2-3 guys. We are having the party at home. She has no idea what to do, she doesn't want anything like roller skating. Does anyone have any ideas? ( something the girls and boys can do )

 

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Painting on Plastic BannerI have a pre-used plain white banner about 4 meters by 1 meter and I want to paint details of a forth coming event. How do I do that?

 

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17th Birthday Party IdeasLast year I threw a party for my daughter's sweet 16 and it was a disaster. I need a good idea for her 17th birthday. She is a little upset at what happened last year and I don't want that to happen this year. Please help!

 

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Child Support Payments and Social SecurityI am in receipt of Social Security for my self and my 1 year old daughter. If I claim child support does that effect the money I receive at the moment, or is that on top of the money I have just now.

 

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Painting Ceiling in Mobile HomeI want to paint the ceiling in our mobile home, but my husband is insisting it can't be done, as it is not dry wall. I would like it white and not the cream it is now. I believe it is vinyl. What prep and paint can I use?

 

Cat on sliding glass door screen.

Keeping Cat from Climbing My ScreensWe have a new kitty that likes to climb all my window screens. We've sprayed her with water to get her down, but she'll climb right back up. Suggestions?

 

Brown dog with large stand up ears.

Toilet-trained Dog Doing Toilet Inside HouseI have a 22-month old Jack Russel X Yorkshire terrier. He is not neutered yet and it took a lot of time toilet training him when he was a puppy. However he has now been fully toilet trained since and once in a blue moon has done the toilet indoors.

 

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Raccoons in GarageI noticed a large number of raccoons walking around my garage at 4am one night, they were at the door of the garage scoping it out. It looked like they were trying to figure out access. 5 days later at least one found access.

 

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Adding Pictures to Homemade Greeting CardsMy picture on the greeting card does not fill the whole front of the card there are always margins, how can i make it fill the whole thing?

 

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Feeding a GrasshopperHow much food should you give your grasshopper a day?

 

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Growing Mustard and Collard GreensI planted a couple of mustard and collard greens and some have already popped out of the soil with two little leaves. I was wondering if they need any special lighting, or do they just need warmth, or do they need the sun?

 

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17th Birthday IdeasMy 17th birthday is in the beginning of December and I want to have an Alice in Wonderland theme, but I'm not sure how it will work since it's not nice outside.

 

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Film on DishesI hand wash my dishes and there is a film on my glass bowls, but not on glasses. I have been using Dawn. Is there a solution to getting rid of this film?

 

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Introducing My New KittenI have a male kitten who is 12 weeks old and he has settled in with me and my son very happily. I've had him for four weeks.

 

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Cleaning Stains on White Cat's FaceMy white cat has stains on his face which I have never succeeded in cleaning successfully. If you have any suggestions I thank you.

 

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Some Circuits Not WorkingI am dog sitting for my parents for two weeks and I went to turn on the living room light at night to grab a few things before bed. It did not turn on so I tried the fan connected to it and that didn't work neither.

 

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Closing of Mouth After DenturesIt's been one week since all my teeth were pulled and I was fitted with dentures. When will I be able to close my mouth properly?

 

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Planting Hydrangea in PotsI have some hydrangea plants which are ready to plant out and two large (approx 30 cms) diameter pots full of ericaeous compost. Would this be suitable for growing them in?

 

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Buying String for Wind Chime RepairWhat is the name of the string and where can I buy it?

 

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13th Birthday Party IdeasMy daughter is turning 13 soon and is nagging me about having a big thing and she is inviting most of her grade what should we do?

 

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