August 31, 2015

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Container Gardening With ImaginationMy property presents challenges, such as mowing the half acre with a push mower. There are dry, shady areas where not much of anything will grow. I am experimenting with ground covers, such as ivy, in these areas. Until it becomes established, I'm playing around with little decorating ideas.


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Shadow (St. Bernard/Shepherd Mix)I had to put one of my dogs down and wanted a companion for Sassy June. So we saw a add in the paper went and picked this little guy out.


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Store Paperwork in Tissue BoxesWhen finished with tissue boxes cut from the centre to the corners and fold all sides down. Then staple the folded sides to the sides of the box, It is now ready to keep all your paid accounts in.


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Leftover Hamburger Pasta SoupAll you need to do to use some leftovers and make a different meal. Add a quart size carton of chicken broth to last night's leftovers and make a fabulous soup. Last night we had a hamburger, tomato & pasta dish, but you can use any casserole dish. Top it with shredded cheese and bread on the side.


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Soup Can as Pen HolderI made a crocheted cover for a can to keep some pens on the lazy Susan for my roommate. It occurred to me that pens could be stored on the outside and something else could be on the inside. My first thought was flowers and as it turned out, they were pens, too!


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Firecracker Wrapping for Money GiftWhen my grandson was 10 years old he loved fireworks every Memorial Day, Fourth of July, etc. So for his September Labor Day birthday I did the following. I took 10 toilet paper rolls and put a five dollar bill in each one.


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Beach Bag as a Shopping BagAt a garage sale, I paid $1 for a large, sturdy beach bag, which I took home, laundered, and dried, in the sun. It holds all my other re-usable shopping bags, and is the largest, sturdiest shopping bag of all. I'll look at the thriftstore for more bags that can be used as shopping carry-alls.


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Cleaning an Old Easel BoardI check out some of the other email postings. I recently received an easel board from another family member - they had a lot of writing with grease markers on it, and they don't know how long it was on there.


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Scented Powder as Vacuum FreshenerI received more scented powders as gifts than I could use. I dump some on the floor and vacuum it up. Now the vacuum bag smells nice all the time. Note: I have a HEPA bag so it does not generate too much dust when I vacuum; I wouldn't do this if you have an asthma sufferer in the house.


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Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser for StovesMy solution to this and other kitchen challenges is now Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser. A liquid version of the scouring powder made by Bar Keepers. This cream cleans better than the expensive stove top cleaners and does dual duty for stainless steel, other kitchen metals (pots and pans) and hard surfaces.


Dinner Menu Board and Meal Baskets

Dinner Menu Board and Meal BasketsWe are a very busy family and with 3 kids I find it hard to keep organized and actually cook most nights. I also get a lot of fussing from the kids about what is for dinner. This menu board is a great way for everyone to know what's for dinner, plus they can help in the organizing and cooking too.


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Shadow (Black Labrador)I got Shadow in the summer of 2013.


grown up Hotep

Hotep (Ragdoll)I bought Hotep from a Ragdoll breeder. He was born 7 April 2014. Hotep's favourite toy is a ping-pong ball that he chases around the house.



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Highlighting Your Hair at HomeIs it okay to use, say, red hair dye with a highlighting cap? Or is it too thin to keep from going into the holes? Since I have a spare highlighting cap laying around and I don't really want to spend the money to go get my hair dyed I thought I would do it myself.


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Frigidaire Affinity Washer Won't StartOur Frigidaire Affinity washing machine will not turn on. When it is plugged in, everything looks normal, but when I press start, the "no spin" button lights up and it won't turn on.


brown and tan snake

What Is This Snake?What snake is this? I need your help.


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Rubber Marks on Car FenderA bicyclist scraped the fender of my new black VW with his rubber handlebar. It is not scratched, but there is a streak of rubber about 5" long on the side of my fender. How can I remove it without damaging the paint?


tricolor puppy

What Breed Is My Dog?I was wondering what type of dog I have? I want to know if it's a German Shepherd or if it's a mixed German Shepherd.


fluffy white puppy

What Breed Is My Dog?I adopted this pup about 2 weeks ago. I don't know what breed he is.


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Name for a Home Childcare BusinessI have a daycare out of my home. I am looking for cute names related with "colorful hands".


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Dental Work Without InsuranceWhere in Fresno California could I get help on pulling a tooth? I am on disabiity and do not have dental insurance. My supplemental health insurance and Medicare do not cover my dental! Money is tight so I need something affordable.


What Type of Snake Is This?

What Type of Snake Is This?I found this snake in Lehigh Pennsylvania while bike riding. I want to know what type of snake is it and if it's venomous?


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Dog Pees Inside When Left AloneI have a 2 year old black Lab that pees when we leave or don't play with him. My dad wants to get rid of him, but my mom, sisters, and I don't. We have no idea what to do. We've sprayed vinger it worked a little bit but not enough. If I could get any advice on this that would be great!


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Responsibilities of Financier with POA in IndiaI am from Hyderabad. I want to take money from a financier for interest and give power of attorney for 6 months. Is it safe to give power of attorney to a financier and is there any chance that the financier can misguide my property, run away from here, and come back after completion of agreement?


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Finding Donated Yarn for Charity ProjectI'm living in North Carolina. I would very much like to crochet hats, mittens, and socks for the homeless shelters in my town. The only problem is that I don't have the money to be able to buy the yarn I would need for it.


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Value of 1983 Encyclopedia BritannicaIs my 1983, leather bound, limited edition, numbered set of Encyclopedia Britannica worth anything?


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Rights and Responsibilities of POAUsing his power of attorney, thinking he is protecting her assets from Medicare, my brother put my mother's stocks into his own account without my knowledge or hers. I have power of attorney as well. He refused to make it a joint account after she and I found out.


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