September 26, 2016

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Using Aloe Vera for SunburnsThis is a page about using aloe vera for sunburns. Aloe vera is well known for its soothing effect on burns.


Steam cleaner being run over carpet

Homemade Steam Cleaner SolutionMany homeowners would rather make their own cleaning solutions to reduce the amount of chemicals they use in their homes. Here are some recipes for carpet steam cleaners.


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Gift Ideas for Your Boss?This is a page about gift ideas for your boss. Choosing the right gift for your boss can be a challenge.


Cream Soup Mix Recipe

Cream Soup Mix RecipeThis page contains cream soup mix recipe. Make your own creamy soup with a dry mix recipe. It will substitute for a can of condensed cream soup.


Woman lying on her belly in front of a laptop surrounded by cosmetics

Becoming an Avon Representative?This is a page about becoming an Avon representative. Avon has been selling their makeup and beauty products for decades through company representatives. In years gone by the rep would come through the neighborhood selling directly to customers.


Citronella bucket candle

Using Citronella to Repel MosquitoesThis is a page about using citronella to repel mosquitoes. Many people use citronella in some form, such as candles to repel mosquitoes.


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What is Heavy Cream?A rich thick cream that whips up for a wonderful dessert topping. This is a page about what is heavy cream?


Close up of a carpet shampooer

Using Vinegar and Water in a Carpet CleanerThis is a page about using vinegar and water in a carpet cleaner. Rather than buying special cleaning products to use in your carpet cleaner try using products you already have at home.


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Making Dry Bread CrumbsThis is a page about making dry bread crumbs. You can quickly and easily make dry bread crumbs at home to use in any recipe.


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Rescued Dog Has Not Warmed Up to New OwnersThis is a page about rescued dog has not warmed up to new owners. Choosing to adopt a rescue dog can have its challenges. These abused and neglected animals need lots of patience to become good household pets.


Killing Grass and Weeds

Killing Grass and WeedsThis is a page about killing grass and weeds. Grass is sometimes the weed that you need to kill in order to create a planting area or to add landscape rock or a path.


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Cat Stopped Using Litter BoxThis is a page about cat stopped using litter box. Determining the reason your cat has stopped using its litter box is the first step in correcting this behavior.


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Kitten Not Using the Litter BoxThis is a page about kitten not using the litter box. Although many kittens will quickly learn to use a litter box, some take encouragement and patience.


My Dog is Sick After Getting a Parvo/Distemper Shot

My Dog Is Sick After Getting a Parvo/Distemper ShotCertain immunizations can cause side effects in some pets. This is a page about my dog is sick after getting a parvo/distemper shot.


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Lightening Your Hair With Hydrogen PeroxideThis is a page about lightening your hair with hydrogen peroxide. When you want to lighten your hair without going to the salon, you may consider using a hydrogen peroxide recipe.



Rice Krispy Treat Watermelon Slices

Rice Krispy Treat Watermelon SlicesThese colorful rice krispy treats look like watermelon slices, perfect for a late summer event. Learn how to make them in this short video.


colorful clothespin beetle

Clothespin Click BeetleThis beetle is fun for kids to make after reading Eric Carle's, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle". They will have a blast getting the beetle back onto its "feet".


Easy Stacked Birthday Cakes

Easy Stacked Birthday CakesIf you need a quick cake for just a few people or for a dinner dessert, look no further than this very inexpensive treat. Buy a box of Little Debbie Fancy Cakes and a small can of Pillsbury Funfetti vanilla icing.


7 Minute Icing

7 Minute IcingI would venture to say that from the year 1900 to the year 2000, more cakes baked in the American household were covered with this icing, than with any other. I think '7 Minute Icing' is probably the most popular name for this icing.


Keep Your Freezer Full

Keep Your Freezer FullOur garden did not do well this summer. Our freezer has more bottles and jugs of ice in it than it does food.


bee on passion flower

Bees Love Passion FlowerThe beautiful passion flower is our Tennessee State Wildflower. We let it grow wild on our homestead in our garden to encourage the bees to come pollinate our plants. I harvest the leaves of the passion flower to make extract which helps promote restful sleep.



red dye on plaid shirt

Dye Transfer onto Plaid Cotton Shirt?Red dye has transferred to a blue plaid shirt. It has already has gone through dryer. How can I remove the stains?


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Cleaning Fluids for Clothes or Upholstery?What is methyl chloroform and can it be used for spots and stains?


scrubby houseplant

Identifying a Houseplant (Ming Aralia)?I purchased this plant from a nursery. The gardener said it's an evergreen, non-flowering, house plant. I couldn't identify it by searching online.


Reel Mower

Value of Grass Queen Reel Mower?I am looking for information on my Grass Queen reel mower, what year it was manufactured, and potential value for current collectors.


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Removing Stains on PVC?A fox deposited his poo on my doorstep which is white PVC. I picked up the poo, but it has left a stain.


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Riding Lawn Mower Won't Start?My riding lawn mower, a Murray model 40504x92, was running just fine and suddenly while mowing one day just stopped and won't start. I replaced the battery since it wouldn't charge up thinking this was the issue, but no luck. I tested the new battery and it's holding its charge at 12 volts.


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Value of an Ashley Belle Porcelain Doll?How much is an Ashley Belle porcelain doll in a wood/glass case worth?


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Maytag Washer Error Codes?The error code F21 is displayed on my Maytag front load washer. How can I fix it?


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Beet Stains on Wool Carpet?Anyone know a solution to beet stains on a cream colored wool carpet?


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Catchy In Home Daycare Name Ideas?I'm currently in the process of registering to be an in home daycare provider. I am unfortunately having trouble coming up with a name. I was really wanting to do something with superheroes. The kids are all fanatics about it so any help will greatly be appreciated.


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Neighbor Visits Too Much?I am a 32 year old working female and live in a bachelor apartment in a house which is divided up into similar apartments. For the past 2 years a girl from another country has been renting an apartment in our house while working on her PhD at the local university. She has no friends and I became an emotional crutch.


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Dog Peed on Owner's Bed?My 1 year old Dachshund has just peed on my bed, she sleeps in it also. She was in season 2 weeks ago and did it on the guest bed. She sometimes does it indoors. She was only trained to go outside a couple of months ago, as she always went on a pad and she was brilliant and learnt in a few days.


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Asking Someone to a Sadie Hawkins Dance?I want to ask this guy who does boxing to Sadies in a few weeks, but I'm not sure what to put on the poster. Any ideas?


large leaf plant

Identifying a Houseplant?This plant is large and has six leaves concurrent on each stem. The leaves are about 7-8 inches long.


Stickily side table

Selling Antique Stickely Furniture?I have some antique Stickley dining room furniture for sale and am wondering how to go about selling it. I have it listed in Craiglist and even eBay without success. I have also tried to call several local antique dealers, but without interest. It's a nice set, but not very large.


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Removing Old Paint from an Exposed Deck?My deck was previously painted. The paint is peeling badly and I want to remove it and stain the deck. I've tried scraping and removed some of it, but was told that if I sand it I will just end up clogging the sand paper and have to keep changing the paper. Is there a better/easier way to remove the paint?


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