February 19, 2017

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Child Support

Calculating Child SupportChild support payments are typically calculated based on the number of children and the income of the parents. This is a page about calculating child support.


Homer Laughlin logo on the back of a plate.

Finding the Value of Homer Laughlin Dinnerware?The Homer Laughlin China Company opened in 1871 and remains active today. During the long history of the company many patterns were designed and sold. This is a page about finding the value of Homer Laughlin dinnerware.


woman itching

Getting Rid of No See UmsThese tiny biting gnats are difficult to see even in the swarms in which they usually travel. There are products and techniques used to get rid of them discussed on this page. This is a page about getting rid of no see ums.


Senior Discounts

Where Do You Get Senior Discounts?Many stores and restaurants offer senior discounts. Finding out which merchants do, can require a bit of investigation. This is a page about, "Where do you get senior discounts?".


Wall prepped for painting after removing wallpaper.

Preparing a Wall for Paint After Removing WallpaperOnce the wallpaper has been removed the wall will need cleaning, repair if necessary, and prep before painting. This is a page about preparing a wall for paint after removing wallpaper.


yellowed white t-shirt

Bleached White Shirt is Now YellowLaundry bleach can remove some of the fabric dye from clothing causing it to change color, even whites are susceptible. This is a page about bleached white shirt is now yellow.


Kitchen Countertop

Removing a Burn Mark on a CountertopSo you burned your countertop, now what? This page has tips on how to remove or coverup burn marks on countertops.


Spraying Hairspray

Removing Hairspray From TileWhen using hairspray it seems to go everywhere, including the tile in you bathroom. This is a page about removing hairspray from tile.


Towels in a laundry basket.

Mildew Smell on TowelsDamp towels can begin to grow mold and mildew resulting in a musty odor, even after washing. There are several products you can use in the wash to help eliminate the smell. This is a page about mildew smell on towels.


Cheesy Chicken

Cheesy Crockpot ChickenThis cheesy crockpot chicken recipe is super easy to throw together. Just add three ingredients to the slow cooker and you are done!


A woman holding a blue fly swatter.

Tiny Flying Insects in Your House?There is nothing more frustrating than having tiny flying insects in your house. Identifying what type of insect they are will help you get rid of them. This page contains tips for getting rid of tiny flying bugs in your house.


Brown Flying Insects

Tiny Brown Flying Insects?Are you having trouble with tiny brown flying insects? This page has tips for identifying and getting rid of flying insects.


Pouring liquid coffee creamer into a cup of coffee.

Homemade Flavored Liquid Coffee CreamerIf you are suspicious of the ingredients in coffee creamer, make your own! This page has recipes and tips on how to make homemade flavored liquid coffee creamer.


Woman scratching a mosquito bite.

Getting Rid of Mosquitoes in My HouseMosquitoes are very capable of finding small openings through which to get inside your home. Many homeowners do not wish to spray pesticides indoors and search for safer solutions for these pests. This is a page about getting rid of mosquitoes in my house.


Canvas Tent Trailer

Repairing Holes in Canvas Tent TrailerIt is simple and inexpensive to fix holes in a pop-up camper. Check this page for tips on repairing holes in canvas tent trailer.


Glass Cooktop

Repairing a Broken Glass CooktopIf the glass top on your range breaks there are really only two options. One is to buy a whole new stove, secondly you can try to replace just the top. It can be done. This is a page about broken glass cooktop.


Hollow Core Bedroom Door

Repairing a Hollow Core DoorBecause of their construction, hollow core doors can be fairly easily damaged. Depending on the extent of the damage you can repair, conceal, or purchase a replacement. This is a page about repairing a hollow core door.


Scratched CD

Repairing Scratched CDs and DVDsSometimes it is possible to repair scratched media disks. There are kits and even some household products that consumers have used with varying success. This is a page about repairing scratched CDs and DVDs.


spray paint can

Painting Brass Fireplace DoorsUsing high temperature paint and proper preparation will help ensure success when painting shiny metal fireplace doors. This is a page about painting brass fireplace doors.


washing machine

Washing an Autographed ShirtWashing a shirt that has been autographed can be risky. Depending on the type of ink used for the signature there are some helpful hints in this page. This is a page about washing an autographed shirt.


Dishwashing Detergent

Doing Laundry With Dishwashing DetergentLiquid dishwashing products, such as Dawn, are frequently used to hand wash clothing and remove stains. In a pinch if you are out of laundry soap, dishwasher detergent can be used as well as other products. This is a page about doing laundry with dishwashing detergent.



Use Crayons to Camouflage Bleached CarpetAccidental spills or intentional use of a cleaner containing bleach can leave an ugly bleached spot on your carpet. Short of replacing the carpet, homeowners have tried a variety of products to minimize the damage. This is a page about use crayons to camoflauge bleached carpet.


Sofa bed with a metal frame.

Sofa Bed Frame ReplacementSometimes the frame for your sofa bed becomes damaged beyond repair. Finding a new replacement frame can be a challenge. This is a page about sofa bed frame replacement.


Baking Soda

Use Baking Soda as Underarm DeodorantA natural and inexpensive underarm deodorant can be easily made from baking soda, either alone or mixed with products such as cornstarch, and a fragrance, if desired. This is a page about use baking soda as underarm deodorant.


Honeycomb Fabric Blinds

Cleaning Honeycomb Fabric Blinds?Cleaning honeycomb style blinds can be quite difficult to do without damaging their rather delicate structure. This is a page about cleaning honeycomb fabric blinds.


Spraying a houseplant with gnats.

Gnats on HouseplantsGnats are a nuisance, especially when your house plants are covered in them. Get tips on getting rid of gnats on houseplants in this page.


A dog eating food.

Recipes for a Dog With AllergiesUnfortunately many dogs develop allergies to commercial dog foods. Low ingredient foods sometimes help, but if not, pet owners often try to provide homemade food. This is a page about recipes for a dog with allergies.


Cultured Marble Counters

Refinishing Cultured Marble Counters?One way to refinish cultured marble countertops is to use the same painting process homeowners use on laminate counters. This is a page about refinishing cultured marble counters.


Decorated spoons tied to cup

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix with Chocolate SpoonsThis hot chocolate mix recipe is simple to make. Add chocolate spoons and a cute mug to make this a great gift. Learn how to make delicious hot cocoa mix and chocolate spoons in this page.


Stack of encyclopedias.

Finding the Value of Chamber's EncyclopediasMany homes have a little used set of encyclopedias on the bookshelf. This is a page about finding the value of Chamber's encyclopedias.



Seafood Pasta on a Budget

Seafood Pasta on a BudgetIf you are like me you love seafood. I can't afford the one meal I adore which is crab legs. They cost $12.99 a pound and I won't buy them.


Save Food Packaging for Non-Profits

Save Food Packaging for Non-ProfitsDid you know these are worth cash to non-for-profits? Save them and ask around. These are collected by Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4H kids, youth groups, schools, missionaries, and more. Ask around and you will find someone who will take them.


Use Winter Glove for Cleaning Inside of Microwave - gloved hand in microwave

Use Winter Glove for Cleaning Inside of MicrowaveI always have winter gloves that have no mate showing up around the laundry room. I decided to see how well one cleaned the inside of the microwave. The glove allowed me to get the inside of the oven cleaned quicker than with a cleaning cloth.


Dr. Seuss Paper Fish Bowl - finished fish bowl

Dr. Seuss Paper Fish BowlA popular theme in the early grades is Dr. Seuss. There are numerous books, activities, and games that can be incorporated into the classroom all year. "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" was definitely a favorite with my pre-K students. To accompany the story, we made paper fish bowls.


Massage Kittens Paws Before  Holiday Pictures - massaging a kitten's paws

Massage Kitten's Paws Before Holiday PicturesI love taking seasonal photos of our pets. I have noticed a nice foot massage is great to calm my kittens and cats before a photo session. Some of them don't enjoy it, right away, but most of our ten cats do.



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Yarn and Crochet Needle Donation for School?I am a teacher at Alexander Hamilton Elementary, an inner city school, in Baltimore Maryland. I am starting a crochet class for my students. I am in need of donations of yarn and needles. Learning crochet will help students cope with adversities in their lives.


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - undressed doll

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?I wonder if anyone can help identify her? She has no visible marks or numbers, but there is a good chance she is German. She belonged to my grandmother. She's jointed with a swivel-joint head, and is 38" tall.


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