March 16, 2015

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A Canada goose gardening with a man.

In Memory of Sweet Pea (Canada Goose )It hatched in a nest and couldn't walk. Its mother left it.

 

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Bobbin as Lost Jeans ButtonWhen you lose the metal button for your jeans, use a metal sewing bobbin. It is the same size and the shank is perfect for the thicker denim.

 

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Removing Cranberries from CanHave you ever noticed how hard it is to get cranberries out of a can? All you need to do is open up the can with an opener, then tip the can over. Using a knife, puncture a hole in the bottom of the can. Flip it over and the cranberries will slide right out.

 

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De-Skunking Your DogWe live in a rural area and our dog gets "skunked" at least once a year. This is how I have learned to handle it. I developed this method through trial and error, and unfortunately lots of practice.

 

Birthday Pennant Banner

Making a Birthday Pennant BannerThis is a page about making a birthday pennant banner. A cute, easy to make fabric pennant banner is a great decoration for a birthday party or other event.

 

little girl with a ball of the dough

Shaving Cream Snow DoughThis dough is very easy to make and my kids love it. It's even kinda cold when you are working with it. My daughter loves making snowmen with her dough. It's a big hit.

 

black poodle wearing a pink sweater with green polka dots

Chloe (Toy Poodle)I got Chloe in April 2006. Chloe's favorite things to do would be going walking and eating!

 

A bowl of Greek flavored spaghetti squash.

"It's All Greek to Me" Spaghetti SquashThis recipe will show you how to make spaghetti squash taste better than spaghetti noodles. It is great for Meatless Mondays, Paleo lifestyles, and anyone trying to eat clean.

 

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Cord Recoil on Mower Is Very StrongWhen trying to start my self propelled mower the recoil is massive! I hurt my hand and my chest when the cord snapped back.

 

black and tan dog on back of the couch

What Breed Is My Dog?I adopted a beautiful Shepherd mix puppy and she is almost a year old but still small. I want to know what she is mixed with. She is very fast and has a Shepherd face and ears. Please help me figure out what my baby girl is mixed with.

 

light tan dog

What Breed Is My Puppy?Does anyone know what kind of breed my puppy can be?

 

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Traveling With a Dog and Her PuppiesCan I take my Cavalier and her 2 week old puppies on holiday with me to my caravan 2 hours away by car? Will she be OK?

 

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Kitchen Paint Colour AdviceMy living room, dining room, and hallway walls, are all painted BM "Thunder". My flooring is cherrywood including in the kitchen. My kitchen has BM "Cloud White" cabinets with Alaskan White marble, currently the walls in the kitchen are also "Cloud White". What colour should I paint the kitchen walls?

 

brown puppy with white on nose and between eyes

What Breed Is My Dog?This is Xena, we rescued her about a month ago off the street. By looking at her teeth I believe she about 12 weeks old, and was wondering what breed or breeds she may be.

 

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Replacement Bread Machine PaddleWhere can I purchase a paddle for the Hitachi HB-B101 bread machine?

 

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Value of Noritake ChinaI have a set of Sheridan, Noritake china with M in the insignia. It was made in Japan. US design, PAT. OW533. Any ideas what it might be worth? It is from the early part of last century.

 

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Making Gluten Free BreadHow do I make this in a conventional oven? I do not have a bread machine. I gave mine away after really bad gluten free bread attempts.

 

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14th Birthday IdeasI am having my 14th birthday on September 23rd of this year and I need to plan early before my mom makes plans and work gets in the way. Does anyone have any ideas? If it helps my backyard contains a lake, pine trees, and moss. I also have somewhat sociable friends, so I'll have all my friends there.

 

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Odor in Part of Living RoomThere is an odor in the front part of my living room only in the evening and at night. It smells like broccoli water after cooking. I do not smell it at all in the daytime.

 

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Microwave Keeps Tripping the GFCI OutletMy microwave trips the GFI. It never did this before. I changed the GFI, but it still does it.

 

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House Trained Dog Peed on CouchMy Lulu, a German Shepherd mix, has not peed in the house in 8 months. Yesterday I put a quilt on the couch and she got up there and made a nest and peed in it. I was shocked. Does anyone know why she would do that?

 

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Removing Tape Residue from Car SeatI had a cardboard box with tape on it sitting on my car seat and it left marks on the seat. Can anybody help how to remove the tape residue?

 

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Staining Kitchen CabinetsI put a weathered gray stain on my cabinets in my kitchen. The cabinets were sanded to bare wood and I put a wood conditioner on them. They turned out gray blue. What to do to to correct? The manufacturer has no help for me.

 

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Craftsman Mower Won't StartMy Craftsman lsx1000, 31 hp mower will run good, but will not start unless I turn the flywheel. What is wrong?

 

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Craftsman Mower Hard to StartI have a Craftsman 6.5 HP self propelled mower. It is maybe 10yrs old and runs great once I get it started. I have the problem every week. I have to prime 15+ times, then pull the thing until my arm is about to fall off. I have had it serviced, oil, plug, carbkit, and the base air cleaner replaced.

 

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14th Birthday Party IdeasMy dad is claustrophobic, but I want to have my friends over for my birthday. I can only have one party no sleepovers. What should I do?

 

grey and white dog with stand up ears

What Breed Is My Dog?About two months ago I got my puppy from a friend whose neighbor had a litter. She claimed the puppy had blue Pit in her, but not what else. I'm not sure what she's mixed with, but she does resemble a Pit in a way. Can anyone tell?

 

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Perm Left Hair Frizzy and MattedI'm 54 years old and box color my hair about every six weeks. I went to a salon and told them I wanted a spiral perm. My hair was down to the middle of my back at that time. The perm did not turn out good, the hairstylist put mouse and hairspray on it while it was wet and said it would curl up when it dried.

 

white puppy on chair with toys

What Breed is My Dog?We got this funky little girl about 8 months ago. I think she's a Chihuahua mix with, like, a Labrador or something. The second pic is when she was about 6 or 7 months old. What do you guys think?

 

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Selling an Ashton Drake Gallery DollI have a boxed 20" Ashton Drake Gallery doll with certification of authenticity. It's a real life like doll with baby clothes. I wish to sell it either directly or to a collector,not via eBay or gumtree. Please can you give me some advice?

 

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Hand Wheel on Singer Sewing Machine Came OffThe hand wheel of my Singer 7465 sewing machine popped right off and flew across the room. Will I be able to get it back on myself? It looks like it's a bit tricky.

 

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