August 15, 2015

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Belly Flattening SmoothieI got this recipe for my nutritionist friend years ago and after this back-to-back barbecue-full summer, have been using it a lot lately! It's cheap, easy to make, and totally works. I generally have it a couple hours before bedtime and wake up refreshed.



Prevent Wasps from Making a NestTo keep wasps from setting up a home near your front door or around your home - mix 2-3 tablespoons of Dawn dishsoap and about 2-3 cups of water. Put into a spray bottle, shake and that's it. Spray where they keep coming back to, to make a new nest. This will also kill them and drop them like a hat.


light showing through heart cutout on finished candle

Making an Orange CandleHere's a super easy way to make a candle out of an orange. It's quick to make, looks cute, and you can eat the scraps!


lunch box with small bottle of hand sanitizer next to it

Put a Hand Sanitizer in Lunch BoxIf you take your lunch to work, put in a pocket-sized hand sanitizer. It's great if you can't wash up before lunch.


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Refurbishing a Vintage Sewing Machine?This is a page about refurbishing a vintage sewing machine. Just because your machine is old does not mean it is no longer useful. It may just need some maintenance.



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Social Security and Child Support?I am the payee of my son's Social Security payments. I pay child support for my two other children. I was told that child support couldn't take it, because my son's Social Security has nothing to do with my other kids or child support.


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What Breed Is My Dog?I have a 4 month old puppy and the people I got him from said he was full blooded Pit. Does he look like it and if so what kind?


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Machine Won't Sew Stretch Stitch?I have a Brother sewing machine and am trying to sew stretchy fabric. I have a ballpoint needle in and the walking foot on. When I try to sew, using the stretchy stitch, the machine does not feed the fabric but sews in one spot.


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Value of Ridgway Potteries Serving Bowl?This is a blue on white Ridgway Potteries serving bowl. The bowl has the number 03 stamped into the back with the Ridgeway logo and "Made in England" under it. There is a 1/8" X 1/4" chip on the back.


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11th Birthday Party Ideas?My daughter will be turning 11 in a week. I haven't sent out invitations or planned. My daughter Lily doesn't have suggestions or ideas either.


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What Breed Is My Dog?I recently got this adorable 6 month old male puppy. When I got him the owner told me that he was a Maltipoo, but I'm not to convinced because he doesn't look anything like the other Maltipoos I've seen!


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Information and Value of Green Glass Vase?I have a green glass vase with tiny silver colored "specs" running throughout. It has a gold applied design wrapping around vase. It's possibly of French origin. There are no maker's mark on the vase. The owner of the vase received it as a gift in 1960 (51 years ago) and it was "old" then.


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Re-dyeing Hair?Last night I had attempted to dye my darkish brown hair blonde with a semi-permanent hair dye. I didn't like the results no blonde was made to my hair. How long will it be till I can re-dye my hair?


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Living Room Paint Color Advice?What color would go well with grey furniture and brown carpet?


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Value of Villeroy & Boch Hand Painted Plate?I have a 12.5 Villeroy & Boch hand painted flower plate. It has the saying - "Chickens lay eggs", on the top lip, and "Girls look for husbands", on the bottom lip, written in German Sutterlinschrift 1911 alphabet. The number U43 (Pattern Number) is on the back with the "makers mark". It's in perfect condition.


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Removing Nail Polish from Comforter?How do I get nail polish off my grandson's polyester comfort blanket? I have tried nail polish remover, but it did not work. Can anybody give me somthing that will work?


black and white puppy with spots

What Breed Is My Dog?I got my dog from a dog saving station and I have no clue what breed my dog could be. Because a lot of people are curious what breed it is including me I am asking you for your opinions.


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What Breed Is My Puppy?This is my puppy Bathory, I got her some weeks ago from a shelter. She is very energetic and dominant, also very whiny. I already started teaching her some obedience, I think it would help me to know what mix of breeds she has, she learns really quickly too.


yellow puppy wearing pink and black harness

What Breed Is My Dog?I know the mom is a Black Lab/Pit mix, but the dad is completely unknown to everyone. I was wondering what everyone else thought she could be? She looks like she could be a medium/large size dog:)


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Using Switch for Ceiling Fan Affects Lights?The previous owner of my townhouse replaced the dining room ceiling fan at some point. I'm guessing they wired it wrong because flipping either of the 3-way stitches for the fan kills the power to half the lights/outlets on that level of the house.


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Mower Hard to Start?This pertains to a 2006 Poulan 300 riding tractor 19.5 eng 42 in cut. The gas is all backed up in the carborater and the pipe next to the air fiter area. The mower, just this last start, was hard to start, but it finally started. It would drive 10 ft. or so then stall.


tree along a dirt road

Selling Trees for Lumber?I have 2.6 acres in Warrenton, North Carolina. They are covered in trees, mostly pine. I want to know if I can sell it as stumpage for a lump sum. I want to construct a house and need space. What is your advise?


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Color Advice for Tile Around Bathtub?I have a small, skinny bathroom. The floor has rust colored cerulean tiles. We are doing some remodeling. The vanity we picked is white with a white and gray marble top. What would be a good choice for tiles around the tub?


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Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping?I have just bought a 1966 mobile home. It is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath with 2 breakers, 1 in each bedroom. The 1 circuit breaker runs the bedroom, kitchen, dining room (both kinda like one room), the 2nd circuit breaker runs the other bedroom, bathroom, laundry room, living room, and front porch light.


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Sewing Machine Presser Foot Port Pushed In?I have a Singer sewing machine, model #7463. I took it out of the case today and the port that the presser foot goes into seems to be pushed into the machine. I'm not sure how to take it apart to check the problem.


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