June 25, 2015

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Buying a SmartphoneThis is a page about buying a smartphone. Choosing a phone with the features, network and cost that will serve you best, can be a challenge.

 

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Painting or Staining BrickThis is a page about painting or staining brick. Sometimes you want to change the color of a brick wall, fence or patio. Preparing it properly and choosing the right product will help the stain or paint adhere to the brick.

 

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Repairing Dark Stains on WoodThis is a page about repairing dark stains on wood. Age and moisture can cause wood to be darkened. Before getting out the sandpaper and stain, there may be another solution.

 

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Flip Caps for the Last Drop of LotionI suggest that you collect a random assortment of flip caps. Remove the pump, select a flip cap that fits and prop the bottle upside down to drain. There won't be 1/10th of an ounce wasted.

 

Re-purposed Dress - Finished dress made from a blouse and a skirt.

Re-purposed DressI had a special occasion coming up and wanted a new dress. Budget was quite tight so I decided to make my own from clothes I already had. I had 2 items that I had purchased for only a couple bucks from a thrift shop. I decided to cut them up and make them into something new.

 

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Have Butcher Cut and Repack Bulk MeatJust a reminder, when meat goes on sale, ask if the butcher if they will cut and pack the portions separately for you. I did and got four individually packed pieces for future meals.

 

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Remedy for Thin and Weak NailsAs a recent avid nail biter, I have found a solution to help grow nails that is not only inexpensive but natural and healthy. My nails were really thin and would chip and peel.

 

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Kaiser (Husky Mix)We got him when he was 2 months old. He likes to run around with his toy in his mouth.

 

Questions

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What Breed Is My Dog?The people I bought her from said she was Pit Bull/Mastiff mix. The mom is definitely a Pit Bull and they said the father is Bull Mastiff. The problem I have with that is all the Pit/Mastiff pups I have seen online look nothing like her. I'm wondering Pit Bull/St.Bernard mix? She favors those pups more.

 

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Receiving Social Security Disability BenefitsMy mom has had SSDI for 8 years now. I've been disabled all of my life and currently recieve SSI, not SSDI since I've never been able to work. My mom and I both agreed that I should apply for benefits under her because Medi-Cal wasn't covering my needs like Medicare would.

 

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14th Birthday Party IdeasMy birthday is in early July and I wanted to invite about 6-9 people. I only want to spend money on decorations and food because I recently had a big party and spent a lot of money.

 

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Removing Urine Smell from Dog PawsI have a Pit Bull and he is not potty trained. His paws are really stinky because he steps on the urine after he pees. I really hate the smell of it since he lays with me and my sheets smell like stinky dog. When I shower him the urine won't come off his paws.

 

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What Is This Plant?My mom planted something earlier this year and now can't remember what it was. Could someone please tell me?

 

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Snapper Riding Mower Won't FireI have a 10 year old Snapper riding mower with the motor in the back. For a while as I was mowing, it would just quit on me. Today I went out to mow, and it won't even fire! What could be going on? I did go get a new coil and put on it, and it still will not fire.

 

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Sharing Expenses With BoyfriendMy boyfriend wants to move in with me. We have been dating for over a year, we have had many disagreements ranging from exs to finances. If he moves in, he doesn't want to pay 1/2 of utilities since I currently receive child support. Is this fair? Am I expecting too much from him?

 

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Bathroom Curtain Color AdviceI am making a new curtain for our bathroom window. The walls are white, the window and grids are white, and the window trim is stained walnut. We have blue and light green towels and the shower curtain is shades of blue and blue/green in thin subtle stripes.

 

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Repairing a Warped Spot on Wood DeskHow do I repair a warped spot on a wooden desk that has a finish on it that won't cost a lot?

 

Porcelain Doll MarkingsI can't find anything on my porcelain doll; what is this marking? How much is it worth? What year was it made? Please help!

 

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Fabric Dye Transferred in the WashI washed "hand wash only" dresses on the gentle cycle and tossed in a new dress, black and white tie-dyed, that was never washed before. It bled on all the dresses and a pair of gauze pants. How do I get the black/grey streaks out? They are currently soaking in cool water with laundry detergent and vinegar.

 

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Value of Gas Powered Reel MowerI am trying to get some info/determine value of a gas powered reel mower I have. It is an Ideal Whippet. Ideal was purchased by the Indian Motorcycle Co. in 1945. Ideal was based out of Michigan, but Indian manufactured in Massachusetts.

 

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Causes of Cat Hair LossMy 8 year old male cat has a spot on his left side just bigger than a quarter with no fur there. It has been there for a few weeks and does not appear to bother him. He doesn't scratch at it and I can touch it just fine.

 

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What Breed Is My Dog?I am not sure what breed my dog is. I know he is a mix with Husky, but I want to know the other half.

 

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