January 25, 2015

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Extend Solid Air Freshener

Extend Solid Air FreshenerYou can extend those Renuzit or Air Wick solid air fresheners by placing the scented part in a potpourri pot. I just add both the water and the chunk into a potpourri pot that plugs in. It extends the pretty smell in the house!

 

Buy Large Cut Instead of Lunch Meat

Buy Large Cut Instead of Lunch MeatI rarely purchase lunch meat at the deli. Instead, I buy whole turkeys or hams and ask my butcher if they can cut them into half, thirds or even fourths!

 

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Custom Nail Polish ColorMix loose eye shadow pigment with clear nail polish to make a custom nail shade. Mix all together with a cotton swab, grab a brush and try out your new color.

 

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Mock Sandblasted Valentine's Day LanternValentine's Day is a day to celebrate the love existing between a couple. Turn old cheese spread glass jars into romantic lanterns and use them to set the mood for a special Valentine's dinner.

 

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Furniture Polish to Keep Shower Walls CleanAfter I clean my shower, I take furniture polish and shine my shower walls all nice and pretty. I I then shine the walls with the furniture wax. This will keep your shower clean with no soap scum residue at all.

 

Storage Box Keeps Produce Fresher Longer

Storage Box Keeps Produce Fresher LongerWhen I was at the dollar tree I picked up one of those plastic storage boxes for my crafts. When heading out of town, I threw as much of the produce as I could fit in the shoe box figuring that it's all going to spoil anyhow. That produce was still good after a month and I couldn't believe it!

 

Prize Winning Pumpkin Chip Muffins

Prize Winning Pumpkin Chip MuffinsI got this recipe out of a booklet of recipes that were filled with nothing but prize winners. I first made them about 9 years ago, and immediately saw why. We all loved them!

 

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Stretching Lumbar Spine While on ComputerI have persistent and chronic Lumbar Spine pain. I put an extra chair lumbar support on my bed, then position my lower back on it. Putting a pillow on my abdomen/stomach, I position my computer and then do my work.

 

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Rubbing Alcohol to Remove StainsA Capri Sun got put on my brand new recliner. My daughter told me to put equal amounts of water and rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle, spray it on the stain, scrub it, and let it dry. The stain is almost gone now!

 

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What Breed Is My Dog?My dog is 4-5 months old. He doesn't seem to be full breed. Can you identify what breed he has in him? I think he is pretty big and heavy for his age.

 

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Removing Oil Base Primer from ClothingHow do I get oil base paint out of my cotton pants?

 

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Removing Poplar Sap From Vinyl FloorThe sap from the little poplar buds has been tracked inside onto my bathroom floor. It is not sticky anymore and I have tried everything I can think of to remove the yellow stains, but I fear they have permanently stained the light colored vinyl.

 

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Curtain Colour AdviceI have grey walls and a burgundy sofa. What colour curtains should I get?

 

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What Breed Is My Dog?We adopted our puppy from a rescue organization. They told us he is a terrier/spaniel mix. His mom is terrier (see the picture below, she is on the right). Do you think he's part spaniel? He does have wavy hair on his ears and back of neck. He's 3 months old and weighs 6-7 lbs.

 

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Bissell Green Machine Is LeakingMy Bissell green machine is leaking water from the bottom of the machine. How do I make it stop leaking?

 

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Cat Losing Hair and ScratchingI have a 4 yr old Maine Coon Tabby mix, Jayden. I think he may have tapeworms, but I am not sure though. He's losing hair and has kinda bloody patches where he is itching like crazy. I have tried Lamisil and over the counter tape worm meds and nothing seems to work.

 

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12th Birthday Party IdeasMy daughter wil be turning 12 at the end of February 2015. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would most definitely appreciate it. Please and thank you.

 

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Gluten Free Bread RecipesDoes anyone have gluten free recipes for bread?

 

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Using Modge Podge on GlassIf I used Modge Podge to apply a label to glass, would it dry clear? And would you be able to tell where the Modge Podge was applied?

 

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Removing Musty OdorsHow do I remove a musty smell from items stored in the basement? I am trying to remove the musty smell from my daughter's dolls which have been in the basement in a Rubbermaid container for 25 years.

 

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Making CurtainsIf I have a 10 foot wide window, how wide would you make each panel? I know the rule of thumb is the curtain width should be 2 1/2 times the length of the window. I didn't know if it wasn't different with the drop cloth material.

 

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Removing Body Odor from Leather CouchOur black leather sofa has body odor. I have washed it already and even put disinfectant like Lysol on it, but still the odor is there. What we are going to do? Please help.

 

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Older Dog Peeing on Her BedI have an 11 year old Maltese. She pees on her own bed when we are away even if she has a peeing pad out. She also takes her food out of her dish and brings it to her bed to eat it. What can I do?

 

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Thread Caught in Janome MachineI have a thread broken off in the tension part of my Janome and cannot get at it to pull it out.

 

Ford Ranger Heater Blower

Fixing a Ford Ranger Heater BlowerI have a 1999 Ford Ranger. How do I fix the heater blower?

 

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Hitachi Bread Maker HB D-102 ManualMy grandson has gluten allergies and I was lucky enough to find a machine that I could afford, but unfortunately there is no manual, can you help me out?

 

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Can a Puppy Get Parvo Again?Can a puppy who had parvo get it a second time?

 

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Feeding a 3 Week Old PuppyMy friend had a baby Chihuahua. It was given to me because the mother would not feed him; she didn't have any milk and was trying to wean him off I guess. Their house was also infested with fleas, so he's home with me. He ate one good time with supplement milk and the second time he wouldn't eat.

 

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What Breed Is My Dog?My dad found her this morning in our yard. We just want to know the breed.

 

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Replacement Springs for a Glider RockerTwo springs for my glider rocker have broken. I need to know where I can purchase them.

 

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Kenmore Washer Spins A Long TimeI have Kenmore front loading washer, model no. 417.43042200. My washer takes forever to run through its spin cycle. Sometimes the first load runs the normal amount of time. Usually the second load is were it hangs up, it typically gets to the final spin cycle and keeps going and going.

 

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Melted Plastic Stuck to Dryer VentSome plastic is stuck to the stainless steel vent inside the dryer. What can I use to remove the plastic?

 

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Value of Britannica Book Of The Year SeriesWhat is the Britannica Book of the Year Series from 1966 to 1974 worth?

 

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Adoption and Social Security Survivor BenefitsI am raising my 8 year old sister-in-law. Her mother died when she was 4 years old. She is currently receiving Survivor's benefit pay. I love her like my own, and I want to adopt her. After I adopt her, will she still get benefits or will that go away because of the adoption?

 

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Value and Information on DollHow much is a Forever Friends Pamela collection, Tami/Tori doll numbered 0958 of 1980 worth? What year was she made? She is a musical wind up and her head moves.

 

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Making Shredded Chicken for 240How many pounds of shredded chicken would I need for a group of 240 women? It will be seasoned, cooked in crockpots, and shredded to go over tortilla chips with toppings as a salad. I have a recipe that calls for cooking 3 lbs of chicken so determining the amount needed determines how many batches to make.

 

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Value of Rare DictionaryI have a rare original, yes, I'm certain, complete 3 volume set titled Encyclopedia Britannica or a Dictionary by a Society of Gentleman in Scotland, dated MDCCLXXI which is 1771.

 

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What Breed is My Dog?Keri is 9 weeks old and weights 5.2kg. I was told that she is a German Shepherd, but I think she is mixed. Can anyone help me out? What is she mixed up with Lab or Rottweiler?

 

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Popping and Spark In OutletMy phone charger was plugged into the wall outlet. It stopped charging and made a popping sound. I moved the cord a little and there was a spark. I was scared to unplug it, but I did eventually. My cord is now plugged into my laptop and is working. What is the problem?

 

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Needle Not Picking Up Bobbin ThreadHow can I get the needle to pick up the bobbin thread on a Touch and Sew special zig zag, app. 1968 model.

 

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Name Ideas for a Play SchoolI want to start a play group school for children ages 3 to 10 years old. I am from a small town in India. Please suggest. to me a nice name.

 

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Musical Name Ideas for a DaycareI am starting a home based day care centre. I am incorporating music into our daily activities and would need a musical sounding name. Also anything with cute bugs or flowers would be nice.

 

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Value of a Shirley Temple DollDo you know the value of this Shirley Temple doll?

 

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Bathroom Floor Tile Color AdviceI have a gray toilet and tub and gray marble walls. I need to know the color to use for the floor tile.

 

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Needle Not Catching Bobbin ThreadI have a Kenmore 385-12714090 sewing machine. When the threaded needle goes down to capture the bobbin thread, the bobbin case circles around, but the needle does not capture the bobbin thread and pull it upwards.

 

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Value of 1896 Webster's DictionaryMy dictionary is in decent shape. The binding is good, some fraying on top and bottom edges. There are some loose pages that are blank, but the rest is in decent shape. It needs to be in the hands of someone who knows how to keep it from getting worse. Any ideas of the value and who could care for it?

 

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Preschool Slogan IdeasMy preschool is called Little Learners' Preschool, for kids 2 to 6 years old. Please suggest to me a nice tagline or slogan for my school.

 

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What Breed Mix Is My Puppy?I recently adopted an Australian Shepherd. He's 4 months. Huge feet! I'm thinking an Aussie Lab mix? Or an Aussie Husky?

 

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Replacement Parts for a Regal Bread MachineI am looking for a part for model K6725.

 

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Getting Rid of Lady BugsI recently moved in to a new two story house. I have notice the every day I see more and more lady bugs. I have tried vacuuming them and other things, but nothing works.

 

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Garage Door Remote IntermittentMy garage door opener will work from upstairs in the house, but it will not work from outside.

 

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Removing Sharpie from Old Tin LunchboxHow should I go about removing Sharpie from an old tin lunch box without removing the paint?

 

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Streaking Your Hair at HomeCan I use a bonnet-type hair dryer to accelerate the bleach when I use foil for my streaks? I have been using foil and streaking my hair for years, but I sat under a portable hair dryer. I am in need of purchasing another heating unit for streaking with foil and would sincerely appreciate a professional's insight.

 

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Alternative Uses for Hair ConditionerI color my hair at home and the kit contains a tube of deep conditioner enough for use at the time of coloring and several times after. I do not like the conditioner for later use, it is too heavy and thick, and weighs down my hair. Any ideas for what to do with the extra leftover?

 

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Value of a Seymour Mann DollI have a Seymour Mann Connoisseur Doll, and her name is Angelica. She is one of 2500 pieces. Could you please let me know her value, as I do wish to sell her now. I am 70 years old, and I need to clean out to move to a nursing home.

 

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