July 8, 2015

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Plastic French Wire Hooks for Sensitive EarsMy daughter has always had trouble with metal wires for her earrings. One day while we were in the local craft store, we found replacement French "wires" made out of plastic.


strawberry on plant

Sweet StrawberriesEveryone loves strawberries and so do I.


cake on stand

Making a Smash CakeThis is a page about making a smash cake. Get an excellent messy birthday photo by serving your baby a special smash cake.


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Refreshing Frozen Yogurt BarsHealthy and delicious frozen yogurt bars can be made with a handful of ingredients and your blender.


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Forest Butterfly Birthday CardLittle girls adore watching butterflies dance around the flowers and the trees. Capture the magic of one of nature's prettiest insects with this beautiful birthday card.


mixing baking soda and lemon juice

Homemade Soft ScrubI was out of my usual noxious bleach cleanser, but needed to clean my sinks. I decided to whip something up myself. To my delight, it actually worked! This is an all natural, fume free way to clean your sinks or any other surface you may want, showers, etc. It is very inexpensive too!


A row of clothing on hangers, drying on a clothesline.

Dry Clothing on HangersWhen drying your laundry outdoors, instead of using pegs, hang as much washing on clothes hangers as possible. Separate the hangers using pegs to stop them gravitating together.


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Tana Leather Cleaning LotionI used the Tana leather shampoo for the rear seat of my BMW. No signs of residual rust yet several other products had failed before. Tana is made in Australia but should be available elsewhere.


Smiling White Pomeranian with blue eyes.

Enzo Furrari (Pomeranian)We got him in May 2015. He likes to go for car rides, walks, eat treats, cuddle, and chase big dogs! He owns a furrari ;)


Duct Tape Wasp Nest Decoy - nest under the eaves

Duct Tape Wasp Nest DecoyThis spring I was no sooner enjoying the latest crop of large bamboo stalks than I noticed a menacing wasp nest under construction under my eaves nearby. Putting 2 and 2 together and doing a little research online I came to realize that I was not the only one who was enjoying the bamboo abundance!


man tying up sunflowers

Arizona SunflowersI tried to grow these 20 years ago, but a big storm took them away. Now I have been growing the biggest I have ever seen for the last two years. I love watching them grow; it is fabulous.


plate with yellow squash and cucumbers

Do Different Vegetables "Cross"?Planting squash near cucumbers will not cause them to cross pollinate or taste differently than they should. Even though they are in the same family, Cucurbitaceae, I'm not sure a professional breeder could successfully cross them in a lab.


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Tape for Mosquito BitesI fell upon a solution that is so simple, I almost hesitate posting it. I put a small piece of plastic tape over the bite and it started to lessen the itch right away.


Quick Rag Dolls

Quick Rag DollsThese little dolls are brilliant for unexpected young guests because they are so quick to make. You can use materials that most people have around the house and the children can have fun making them with you.


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Toothbrush to Clean FeetI recently discovered that a soft bristled toothbrush is a big help in getting between toes and behind ankles when in shower or bath.



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Training an Abused Dog?I recently got a younger (probably 2 or 3) year old dog that is very skittish and scared, but is OK around me and my husband; she trusts us. How do we teach her commands like sit, stay, don't chew, and go potty since she shows signs of abuse and is very skittish?


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Dental Service Without Insurance?I'm in bad need of help. I live in California around San Bernardino. I have bad toothache where I had broken a tooth around a year ago. I have no insurance. Is there anywhere near me where i can get this fixed? I've read in several places that this is very bad and could even kill due to infection.


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Sweet 16 Party Ideas?I want to have a cheap and fun sweet sixteen, but I have clue what to do. There are not going to be a lot of people there, maybe 8 at most. It is ging to be at the end of July. My friends are very picky and 2 of them get annoyed easily. My other friend's bday is 7 days after mine and she is doing a camping thing so I can't copy her. I was thinking lazer tag, but idk if these girls would like it. any ideas?


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Daycare Business Names?I'm getting ready to open up a daycare center and I need assistance with a name. I came up with Char's Little Angels Learning Center.


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Replacement Arm for a Glider?I have a glider and my lovely dog decided to chew on the arm when he was a puppy. I would like to know how I can order a new arm piece.


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Realty Business Name Ideas?I just passed the real estate broker's licensure examination and am dreaming of starting up my own realty business for selling condos, houses, and lots. Any suggestions for a realty business name?


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Interior Design Company Name Ideas?Can someone please suggest a name for an interior company starting with "R"?


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What Do Ducks Do With Broken Eggs?We had a mallard duck nest in our bushes. This morning we found all the eggs thrown into the yard, cracked and eaten. We watched as the mother duck hesitantly came back to the nest, took some of the broken eggs (one at a time), and flew away with them. It was so sad.


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Dye Transferred in the Wash?I washed a pair of yellow shorts after washing dark cloths. Now my yellow shorts have blue dye on them. I did not put them in the dryer and have been trying many things to get the stain out. The stain is still on my yellow shorts. Any advice?


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Kenmore Ice Maker Not Dispensing?The ice maker makes ice and puts it in the bin, but the auger will not spin to dump it out the chute in the door. The water works, but ice will not come out.


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Electricity Is Out Upsatirs?I live in an old 2 story home build in the 70s and the electricity stopped working all throughout the upstairs. Even the light switches aren't working, but the downstairs is fine and works normally. Even the light at the staircase is working for the one on the bottom, but the one next to it for the upstairs is off.


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Homemade Clothes Wringer?I wash my own laundry in a do it your self bucket and plunger which works well, but I need instructions on how to make a clothes wringer.


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