April 4, 2017

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Unlocking a Microwave?If your microwave is locked, you may have inadvertently engaged the childproof lock. Check your manual or the manufacturer's website. This is a page about unlocking a microwave.


Fabric Cover for Baby Gate - finished fabric covered gate

How to Make a Fabric Cover for Baby GateDress up your baby gate or add an additional barrier for a small dog by covering the gate with pretty fabric panels. This is a page about how to make a fabric cover for a baby gate.


Gopher popping his head out of a hole in the ground.

How to Make Gopher-Proof Flower BedsA gopher can destroy a flowerbed in no time. Make your flower bed gopher proof to prevent them from wreaking havoc in your garden. This is a page about gopher-proof flower beds.


All-in-one Breakfast Toast

All-in-one Breakfast ToastBread topped with eggs, cheese, and bacon baked in muffin tins creates these little individual breakfast servings. This is a page about all-in-one breakfast toast.


Sliced moist banana bread.

Making Banana Bread Moist?Banana bread should be moist after baking. If yours is too dry try adding more banana, apples, or even sour cream to the mix. This is a page about making banana bread moist.


Savoury Cheese and Vegetable Tart

Savoury Cheese and Vegetable TartSimilar to a quiche, this tart is easy to make with veggies that you have on hand. Vary the cheese for a different flavor as well. This is a page about making a savoury cheese and vegetable tart.


A man working on a laptop computer.

Alphabetizing in Excel?Excel software includes a sort tool that can help you organize your files alphabetically. This is a page about alphabetizing in Excel.


Woman scratching face.

Mystery Itchy Bumps on Face?Small itchy bumps can be caused by such things as stress resulting in hives, allergies, or from bug bites. This is a page about mystery itchy bumps on face.


An ice cube dispenser on a refrigerator.

Ice Cubes from Ice Maker Smell or Taste Bad?Ice can pick up odors from your refrigerator, additionally the water line to the unit may be contaminated. The cause needs to be determined to fix this issue. This is a page about ice cubes from icemaker smell or taste bad.


An old microwave oven.

Using a Microwave Safely?While it is not recommend that you maintain physical contact with a microwave while in use, as long as you follow the manufacturer's recommended guidelines microwaves are generally safe to use. This is a page about using a microwave safely.


An older woman who is visibly upset.

Live-in Grandmother No Longer Welcome in Daughter's Home?It is sad to find that despite the help you have given in raising your grandchildren that now your daughter and her spouse appear to want you to move out. Protect yourself and be proactive. This is a page about live-in grandmother no longer welcome in daughter's home.


A tablet with recipe software showing on the screen.

Cookbook Software and TemplatesWhether organizing your own recipes or working on a fundraiser cookbook project, there are a number of options for finding a template to use for the recipes. This is a page about cookbook software and templates.


A row of mattresses in a store.

Pillow Top Mattress Not Soft Enough?The term pillow top can be misleading. Even this mattress configuration may not provide the softness you desire. Additional toppers may be needed. This is a page about pillow top mattress not soft enough.


Replacing the Non Skid Feet of Sleepers

Replacing the Non Skid Feet of Sleepers?Often the uppers of slippers outlast the non skid soles. At that point you can replace the soles with new fabric or get creative and repair the feet. This is a page about replacing the non skid feet of sleepers.


Blackberry vines in a chainlink fence.

How do you get rid of blackberry vines naturally?The key to chemical-free success in destroying blackberries will come with persistence. Without leaves to produce food for the roots, they will eventually starve and die. This is a page about how do you get rid of blackberry vines naturally?


A mole sticking its head out of a mound in a yard.

What is Living Down the Hole in My Garden?Holes in your garden can be the home for a number of ground dwelling animals, such as moles, gophers, and other small mammals. Snakes also create underground tunnels. This is a page about, "What is living down the hole in my garden?".


mais con yelo in glass

Mais Con YeloThis snack originated in the Philippines. Traditionally it is made with corn kernels, sugar, and milk mixed with shaved ice for a refreshing summer treat. This is a page about mais con yelo.


View from the side.

Information About Antique Chinese Rice Beds?Chinese rice beds are often four poster beds decorated with delicate carvings of rice plant sheaves. This is a page about information about antique Chinese rice beds.


Vietnamese Sweet and Sour Fish Soup (Canh Ca Chua Ngot)

Vietnamese Sweet and Sour Fish Soup (Canh Ca Chua Ngot)Fish, tropical fruit, green onions, and seasonings combine to make this tasty light soup. This is a page about Vietnamese sweet and sour fish soup (canh ca chua not).


Brown Bananas in a  Cream Pie

Bananas Turning Brown in Banana Cream Pie?This page contains several suggestions for ways to keep the bananas in your banana cream pie from turning brown. Think lemon juice or cool pudding. This is a page about bananas turning brown in banana cream pie.


Group of adults at a party drinking wine.

Planning a Small Town Class Reunion?Planning a reunion for a small town graduating class can be fairly easy. Perhaps host it at an old hangout if there is one available. This is a page about planning a small town class reunion.


A Danish aebleskiver pan on a stove.

Aebleskiver Pan Keeps Sticking?These pans are typically used to make Danish pancake puffs and similar pastries. Using the correct amount of oil and seasoning the pan can help prevent sticking. This is a page about Aebleskiver pan keeps sticking.


Clear balloons in three sizes on a floor.

Balloon Bubble Party DecorationsBalloon bubbles are a fun decoration and activity for a child's water themed party. This is a page about balloon bubbles as party decorations.


Roll of quarters on white background.

Where Can I Buy Rolls of Quarters?Paper rolls for rolling coins are often available from your bank at no charge. If you would like to purchase quarters already in rolls, the bank has those as well for $10 per roll. This is a page about where can I buy rolls of quarters?


A professional woman with a headset working behind a large computer monitor.

Name Ideas for Concierge Service?A catchy descriptive name can help promote your personal services concierge business. This is a page about name ideas for concierge service.


A formal beaded dress in white.

Finding a Decorative Bead for Formal Dress?Finding just the right decorative bead for a formal dress that your are making or enhancing can be a time consuming task, but rewarding in the end. This is a page about finding a decorative bead for formal dress.


Young peaches on tree.

How Long Before Peach Pits Sprout?Growing a fruit tree from a pit is fun. Be prepared to do a bit of preparation work and to have some patience before you see results. This is a page about how long before peach pits sprout.


Perfect Banana Bread Loaf

Keeping Banana Bread from Splitting on Top?Banana bread typically splits while baking there is no problem with this occurring, but sometimes the split may be minimized. This is a page about keeping banana bread from splitting on top.


A boy and girl performing a magic show.

School Talent Show Act IdeasSchool talent shows can be fun and crazy events. Thinking of a good act can be difficult sometimes. This is a page about school talent show act ideas.


Motorcycle Chrome Exhaust Pipe

Removing Melted Plastic from a Chrome Exhaust Pipe?Trying to remove melted plastic from a chrome exhaust pipe needs to be done carefully so as not to mar the chrome finish. This is a page about removing melted plastic from a chrome exhaust pipe.


A woman holding a basket full of laundry.

Cleaning Ink Out of a Load of Laundry?It is horrifying to open the washer, or even worse the dryer, to discover the pen in the load of wash and the ink stains on all of your laundry. This is a page about cleaning ink out of a load of laundry.


Bull Dog Puppy in a flower bed.

Keeping Dogs from Peeing in Flower Beds?If your dog is peeing in your flower bed, it may be detrimental to the flowers in your garden. This is a page about keeping dogs from peeing in flower beds.


Boy holding a large marrow squash.

Cooking MarrowsMarrows are a type of squash similar to zucchini. And like zucchini they can reach epic proportions while hidden away in the garden. This page offers a suggestion for cooking marrows.



Bean Salsa and Feta Salad on plate

Bean Salsa and Feta SaladTrader Joe's had a sampling today of lentil bruschetta feta salad. It was delicious, and I adapted it to what I had at home. The feta was a great find at Dollar Tree.


Steak Salad on plate

Steak SaladDelicious steak in a bed of healthy greens!



Two children eating ice cream cones.

Ice Cream After Tooth ExtractionGoing to the dentist was very hard for my kiddos, especially after getting a tooth pulled. One thing I did was to buy them ice cream. The coldness of the ice cream can minimize the blood flow out from the mouth where the tooth has been extracted.


Flower Bulb Savings Continue - bulbs

Flower Bulb Savings ContinueJust because a garden center marks down bulbs to clear the inventory doesn't mean it's too late to plant the bulbs. Bulbs can be planted any time. Sometimes though, if planted very late, they might not bloom til the second year.


Finding the Value of Old Dolls

Finding the Value of Old DollsA lot of people write on here wondering about the value of their old dolls, so I wanted to post a small guide that may or may not prove helpful.


Unique Eggs in One Homemade Basket - decorated eggs in crochet basket

Put All Your Unique Eggs in One Homemade BasketI got a bag of plastic eggs the other day and today I covered 7 of them with unique covers and crocheted a basket. This is a fun thing to have sitting in your home, perhaps as a centerpiece!


A shelf with souvenirs from missions in Iceland.

Memory and Legacy ShelfMy husband has been a part of a mission team to Iceland for four years. He has brought home some beautiful tokens, which are memories of the trip. I arranged a shelf in my curio cabinet as a memory shelf of his trips to Iceland.



Is My Puppy a Pure Bred Pit Bull? - black and white puppy

Is My Puppy a Pure Bred Pit Bull?I wanted another Pit Bull puppy so I bought this little fella. His name is Malik. Is he a pure bred Pit Bull?


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Value of Antique Riding Lawnmower?Can you tell me how much my lawnmower may be worth? It is a Simplicity; I had never heard of them!


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Camisole Fabric Too Shiny?I bought a lace cami online that is beautiful. The fabric appeared to be cotton. Of course it was an impulse buy and I didn't check to see what the fabric actually was made of. It is 95% polyester and 5% spandex. I love the design of this cami, but I hate the shine. How can I dull the shine of this fabric?


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Cleaning with Vinegar?Can I use any kind of vinegar with baking soda for cleaning or does it have to be white?


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Cleaning Grease Off Kitchen Cabinets?What can I use to degrease my old white painted kitchen cabinets? I need something that doesn't take a lot of scrubbing. I'm just to old for that, also I need a recommendation for an oven cleaner with no fumes.


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Love and Money Loom Instructions?If someone out there has a set of instructions that they would be willing to either copy and send to me or email it to me I would be so appreciative. I have somehow in moving numerous times lost mine. I have all of the looms, but I need a refresher course on how it's done, since I haven't made any since the 70s.


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Troubleshooting Reset Issue with GFCI Breaker in Secondary Panel?I hooked up two 6 AWG stranded wires and a neutral from a 60A two-pole breaker at the main panel to a secondary panel. I am trying to get a 20A GFCI breaker on the secondary panel to work. When I apply power at the outside receptacle connected to the GFCI breaker, it resets.


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Value of Vintage American People Encyclopedia?I have a full set of American People Encyclopedias in decent condition. What would they be worth? They are 1958 edition.


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Bolens Riding Mower Won't Start?I have a Bolens riding lawn mower that has been sitting for a while. I pulled the old gas out and recharged the battery. For some reason the engine will not turn over. It tries to, but doesn't seem to have the power to go all the way over. Any suggestions?


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Name Ideas for Interior and Landscape Design Office?I will be starting an interior and landscape design office and I'm confused what to name it. I need a helpful or exciting name that makes you feel that we're ready to do everything to make the clients happy and satisfied.


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What Is a Hose End Sprayer?When making homemade lawn fertilizer you say to use a hose end sprayer; what is this?


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Gift Ideas for Boyfriend's 15th Birthday?I love my boyfriend and he is turning 15. What should I get him for his birthday? I am too scared to talk to my mom and my dad about what I should get him. I need help fast.


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Using Witch Hazel on Dogs?Is witch hazel harmful to dogs?


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Removing Yellow Spots on White Shirts Without Bleach?I don't use bleach, so how do I remove yellow spots on white shirts?


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Tree Removal in Exchange for Wood?I have around 30 pine trees in my yard, close to my house. I would like them all gone. Are there companies who would do this in exchange for wood?


Is My Dog a Pure Bred Pit Bull? - black puppy with large stand up ears

Is My Dog a Pure Bred Pit Bull?This is Buster. Is he a pure bred Pit Bull? He is 3 months old.


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Eligibility for Survivor Benefits?I was 14 and 15 when my parents died. I started receiving survivor benefits as did my sisters. I turned 18 and a few months later they stopped before I even graduated. The same happened for one of my other sisters.


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Troubleshooting an Electrical Circuit Problem?I've never had problems, but last night I came home and turned on the light switch in the kitchen and all of the power to the kitchen went out.


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