February 18, 2015

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Desperation Winter Soup

Desperation Winter SoupI was desperate, nothing for dinner, super busy day. So I hunted through my pantry and fridge to see what I could throw into the crockpot on high and hope it cranked out something good.


Finished South of the Border Rice

South Of The Border RiceLooking for a simple, delicious lunch or dinner? Well, here it is! For those of you who like spicy food, your family will love this. Or, if some of you don't, then you can switch out the medium enchilada sauce, for mild.


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Zesty Mexican RiceA zesty Mexican rice with bacon, tomatoes, bell pepper and onion.



Teen Bedroom

Decorating a Teen BedroomThis is a page about decorating a teen bedroom. As our children get older they outgrow the colors and themes of their childhood bedroom.


Natural Mementos from Vacations

Natural Mementos from VacationsRather then buy useless trinkets while on vacation, I collect pods, seeds, shells, rocks or plants from tropical vacations and afterward like to display them at home as a natural and one of a kind reminder of my trip!


scraps in bowl

Using a Bowl for Sewing ScrapsWith cats at our house, I try to be extra careful that they don't get ahold of the threads and scraps from my sewing projects. I went to a fundraiser recently and bought a decorative handmade bowl that I didn't have a use for yet. I decided it would be the perfect solution to contain my scraps.


Collecting eggs on the farm.

Big Family on The FarmMy husband and I are raising 10 kids on about $25000 a year, yes 10! We have always lived inexpensively even before we had any children. We were able to purchase a small farm with an old farm house on it many years ago and fixed it up ourselves over time.


applying fray check

Trouble With Fray CheckI recently purchased some Fray Check for a project. I applied it according to the package directions and left it to dry. When I went back to start my project I was bummed to discover that it had caused the pen lines, from when I traced my templates, to run all over the fabric.



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Agencies That Help After a House Fire?My home was burnt down. My family lost everything and now we're staying in a hotel. The funding is running out and it's very cold. The Red Cross helped along with another organization. I live on SCSI and don't receive that until next month. What else can I do in the short term?


shepherd mix

What Breed Is My Dog?This is my dog Ruby and lately I've been dying to find out her breed mixture. I know she is a German Shepherd mix. Please state your opinions.


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Drip Pan for George Foreman Grill?I am looking for a drip pan for my George Foreman Grill Model #GR10ABW.


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Expense Sharing Problems?My boyfriend moved into my apartment in 2010. He had agreed to pay his ex wife $ 2000.00 a month. I was not involved in this amount. I had my 2 daughters living with me in a 2 bedroom apartment. His 2 boys would come over every weekend. Since he paid out so much to her I didn't push the issue.


two dogs with stand up ears

What Breed Is My Dog?Both my dogs are from the shelter I'm trying to figure out their mix. The little one is Lilly she is about 25 pounds and 5 years old and Jake is about 60 pounds and 2 years old.


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Dodge Ram 1500 Not Blowing Hot Air on Floor?I am getting great heat on all vents except the floor vent. I can't detect any heat coming from that one. My feet are constantly cold, here in Maine. Is there a tube that sends hot air just to the floor that might be disconnected?


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Name Ideas for Realtor Team?My husband and I are realtors working as a team for a company. We must of course carry their logo, but want a catchy name for ads, etc. Hutchinson is the company we are associated with. Our names are John and Joy Terrell. We would appreciate any ideas you might have.


black and grey dog

What Breed Is My Dog?The momma is a long hair Chorkie and daddy is a short hair Chihuahua.


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Sweet Sixteen Party Ideas?I'm going to sixteen in March and I want a party, but it can't be a dance or anything dance related and it has to be inexpensive because I'm going to a youth conference a week before. Could someone help me out please?


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Changing the Batteries on a Swiffer WetJet?Can anyone tell me how to change the batteries on the old style Swiffer WetJet? It is green, but not with the big bottle holder attached. You can push the purple button to release the bottle, but the green "switch" underneath that does not move.


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Buying HE Detergents?I can no longer find any detergents marked HE for front loading washers in my grocery stores. Is it no longer made? What do I use in place of it?


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Value of Chambers Encyclopedia?Is a complete set of Chambers Encyclopedia published in Edinburgh in 1876 worth anything?


fluffy white dog

What Breed Is My Dog?Thet vet told me she was a mix of terriers and Maltese. She doesn't grow the hair long like a Maltese and doesn't have a short tail like a terrier, she does share a little bit of the face and ears.


Value of Old Reel Mower?I have a Chadborn and Coldwell lawn mower that has a cast iron drum to make the reel spin. It has all its parts and still cuts. It was patented in July and November 1870. Can you tell me its value and how plentiful are they?


brown and white dog

What Breed Is My Dog?My dog is 4 years old. I adopted him from the shelter a year ago. He is 16 inches at his withers and weights 27 pounds. On his birth certificate it states he is an English Springer Spaniel and on his shelter papers it states he is an English Cocker.


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Sealing a Painted Plate?I received a handprint plate from my grandson at Christmas and was told the painted image will wash off and that I need to find out how to seal it properly so that it might be washed. What can I use to preserve this precious gift?


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Typical Shih-Tzu Puppy Weight?My female Shih-Tzu only weighs 1.8 pounds, but since she's 9 weeks old is that normal?


tan dog with black muzzle

What Breed Is My Dog?She is 3 months old. The person we got her from said that she is a Pit Bull and that was all. I wish I had more information on her. Can anyone give me an answer?


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Hair Won't Hold Color?The colour will not stay on my hair more than 3 days. What is the reason and how can I fix that problem?


mostly white dog with black markings on face

What Breed Is My Dog?I have absolutely no idea what my sweet boy is. I got him off a man that didn't want him and knew nothing about dogs. He has giant floppy ears, his tail curls over his back, but he's lean, not round. The black around his eyes has brown and he has black and brown spots everywhere.


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Getting Rid of Garter Snakes?My boyfriend lives on the river and we are having a problem with gardener snakes. We have sealed holes under the sink and everywhere else one would not be okay. Now we are up to 7, I am ready to no longer stay here. Any suggestions?


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Name and Slogan for Cleaning and Repair Service?We are starting a cleaning business, hopefully mostly focusing on new builds. It may include other properties (rentals?) We can also do some repairs. How do we name it so that we don't restrict ourselves to cleaning? And a slogan would be great!


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Returning to Natural Hair Color?I dyed my hair medium brown in November of 2014 and my hair is naturally really blonde. Should I dye my hair my natural color or let it grow out?


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Removing Paper Stuck to CDs?I had my CDs in storage and they got wet. Now some of the paper from the covers is sticking to the CDs. How do I remove the paper that is now stuck to the CDs?


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Detergent Spill Left Spot on Coat?While using liquid Tide detergent to rub a stain on some clothes before putting them in the washer, I got a splash of Tide detergent on my London Fog brown coat. Now I have a dark brown, almost black spot on the sleeve. How can I get it out?


black and tan dog

Min Pin Rottweiler Mix Weight?Can a Min Pin/Rottweiler be as small as 20 lbs?


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Light Circuit Not Working?My son turned on the light in the living room and heard a pop, then none of the lights worked. Everything else works such as the plug ins, furnace, stove, etc. I checked the breaker and could not get it reset so I changed it and still no lights.


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Curtain Color Advice?I have sofas in my living room of camel color. I need suggestions for what kind of curtains and cushions I should go for.


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