January 15, 2015

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Birthday Party

Planning a Birthday Party for a ParentThis is a page about planning a birthday party for a parent. Arranging a celebration for your mom or dad's birthday can be fun for all.


Crossword Puzzle

Crossword Puzzle CraftsThis is a page about crossword puzzle crafts. A thoughtful gift for a friend or family member who loves puzzles can be created with a crossword theme.



Using GmailThis is a page about using Gmail. Keeping your email online with a service like Gmail, can be helpful for many people who have more than one email address.


Woman Planning Outfits

Planning OutfitsThis is a page about planning outfits. Knowing which clothes and accessories that look good together, can help you save time getting dressed.


Dog Eye

Removing Dog Tear StainsThis is a page about removing dog tear stains. There are commercial products and home remedies to treat these stains on your dog's face.



Using Frozen HashbrownsThis is a page about using frozen hashbrowns. These frozen grated potatoes are great with breakfast and can be used in a variety of recipes.



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Easy Leftover SoupLiving frugal? Try making two meals for the price of one. I make the commonly known American Chop Suey. We have that for two nights, it's always best the second night. Then we still have leftovers.


Chocolate Covered Cherries

Chocolate Covered CherriesThis is a super easy way to make chocolate covered cherries. The kids had so much fun helping me with this recipe. I've tried a few recipes and this one is a keeper!



Use Hair Clip for Curtain Decorations

Use Hair Clip for Curtain DecorationsWhen I moved into my new place, the dark heavy curtains didn't afford much light, especially when my window faced the side of the shed. So, I took them down and put up a folded up lace tablecloth. It was perfect, except for the cat wanting to play with the center of it when he looked out.


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Use Pillowcases for StorageI use pillow shams and pillowcases as dust covers for my nice leather purses stored in my closets. Also, I have stored Christmas sweaters and socks in them. Everything is clean, gathered, ready, and dust free.


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Trip (Pomeranian)I flew halfway across the country to adopt this 'lil fur-butt from a rescue in Texas in 2010.


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Photo Frame Ring HolderThis tiny frame ring holder is the perfect place to hang your ring while you do dishes, craft, or garden. It can be made to match any decorating scheme and would make a great gift.


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Ombre M & Ms Candy JarThe best part about Valentine's Day M & Ms is that they are perfect for making an ombre candy jar to give that special someone.


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Baby (American Longhair)I adopted her and her brother together as kittens. She is the queen. She sleeps with me at night. As you can see loves posing for pictures.


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"You Are Beautiful!" FrameGive someone special this frame for Valentine's Day. That way you can tell them how beautiful, smart, or funny they are! Use a dry erase marker to change the message on the glass as often as you want.



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Removing Stain From Wool Sweater?I have a Merino wool sweater. When I was washing dishes in my copper sink, the sink left a green stain on the bottom of the sweater. The sweater is machine washable, but the stain did not come out. Any suggestions?


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Value of 1993 Encyclopedia Britannica?What is the value of a set of the Encyclopedia Britannica printed in 1993? They look brand new.


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What Breed Is My Puppy?I was told, by the previous owner, that he is a Brittany, Border Collie, and Beagle mix. He is 2 months old.


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Training a Kitten to Stay Off Counters?How do I train a 4 month old Siamese/Tabby mix not to get on tables, kitchen counters, etc. She carries things in her mouth also and it is difficult to find what she has taken. I really feel like sending her back to the cat rescue because I am getting tired of the way she acts.


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Siamese/Tabby Mix Personality?What are the positive things about a Siamese and the negative things, basically about personality? I have a 4 month old black Tabby kitten that looks more Siamese and has more of a Siamese build. I am not sure if I care for that part of her.


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Help After a House Fire?We had a housefire and have reached out to the Red Cross and that helped for 5 days, but they couldn't help past that. We are going to be out of our house for another 3-4 weeks and are needing assistance on where to stay and what we can do for some temp housing.


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Selling Porcelain Dolls?I have several porcelain dolls that I am interested in selling. However, I can't seem to find anyone interested, I may just be looking in the wrong places as I've never done this before. If you know of anyone who buys porcelain dolls or can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.


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17th Birthday Ideas?My birthday is on October 5th and I have no idea on what I should do for my birthday. I usually spend time with my family, but I would like to have some of my friends to hang out and help me celebrate my birthday! I want to invite only a few people between the ages of 16 to 18 and they are boys/girls.


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Dog Likes to Pee on Drum Rug?My six year old Golden is potty trained, but she has a thing for rugs, my drum pad in particular. It only happens once in a blue moon and never when I am around. I think it is the feel, like grass on her butt. Is there a way to stop this problem?


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Value of Vanessa Ricardi Porcelain Doll?I would like to know how much is a 2005 Vanessa Collection bridal doll worth. The box was never opened and it is by Vanessa Ricardi and is also from a limited edition.


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Fixing Runny Fudge?For the first time I made Jack Daniels fudge yesterday. It has been in the fridge for 24 hours and not set. When the mixture was in the pan it got to the boiling point and was hot enough, so I put marshmallows in. It had hardened on top, but is gooey underneath.


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Removing Stains on a Corduroy Couch?How do you clean stains off a corduroy couch?


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What Breed Is My Dog?I found Sasha and I'm not sure what she is. I'm curious to know if she's a Shepherd mix or full blooded German Shepherd. If mixed, what do you think she is mixed with?


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Discontinued Carey Lind Wallpaper?I am looking for Carey Lind wallpaper that has been discontinued. It is Carey Lind Art Gallery, pattern jd1185.


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Curtain Colour Advice?My bedroom is painted blue and I have a grey carpet. I want to put new curtains in my room. What woulld be the best options for curtain colors?


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Sewing Machine Not Feeding Fabric?The feed dogs on my sewing machine only go up and down, they do not make the forward-backward motion, thereby not feeding the fabric through. Any suggestions?


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Bedroom Curtain and Accessory Colour Advice?I have pale yellow walls and a cream/brown carpet. The majority of my furniture is brown wood or an imitation, with the exception of an electric piano which appears as black painted wood. What colour curtains should I try and what colour palette I should try for duvet/bedspread colours and wall decor?


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Name Ideas for a Handmade Accessories Business?My best friend and I want to start a home-based business. One theme we considered was around "the next chapter" as we both recently retired. Another was "souls sisters". All of our lines will be handmade. We will launch with elegant accessories for women.


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What Breed is This Dog?Does anyone know the breed of this dog? He's about six months old now.


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Repairing Old Porcelain Dolls?My dolls are very old and are starting to crack. Any idea how I can treat them? Thank you.


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Truck Heater Not Working Properly?I have excellent heat in my 1995 Dodge 1500 when in a warm building, or garage, or when it's warm outside. I replaced my radiator, water pump, thermostat, and flushed out the heater core. When it's cold outside, I have very little heat when going down the road. When I stop, the heat gets less warm.


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Replacement Control Cord for Electric Blanket?On the control it says Sleep-Rite. There is a hole in the cord right next where you plug it into the blanket and I don't want to use it. The blanket has three places to plug in. Two holes are close together and the other is off to itself a little bit.


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What Breed Is My Dog?What breed is my dog?


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Using Frozen Peas & Carrots?Can you eat frozen peas and carrots raw when you get them from store?


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What Breed Is My Puppy?Can somebody tell me what breed my puppy is? He's a mix breed, 6 months old, 20 inches tall, and weighs 55 pounds.


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Singer Patchwork Sewing Machine Jammed?I am new to sewing, and just got this machine. I was taking in a pair of jeans when I accidentally ran through some fabric that was too thick for the machine to handle. It stopped sewing, beeped, and now when I try to sew, the top thread is getting caught down where the bobbin is and the needle gets stuck.


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Cleaning Styrofoam Christmas Ornaments?We have beautiful Christmas ornaments, made partially out of Styrofoam, at our church. Some of the Styrofoam is dirty or dingy. How can we clean it without disturbing the other materials on the ornaments?


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14th Birthday Surprise Party Ideas?My best friend is turning 14 on February 16, 2015. She is a wonderful friend who means the world to me, and this year I would like to surprise her with a party. The only problem is I don't know what theme her surprise party will be, and whether or not to invite boys.


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Troubleshooting an Electrical Outlet?One day while my wife was doing laundry the dryer just stopped working. We purchased a new dryer. When we plugged it in, it too would not turn on. Now there is a new breaker and when I plug it in almost all the way and put my multimeter on each terminal I get power in only 2 of the openings.


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