May 2, 2018

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Cheap Natural Hand ScrubI tend to have a hard time with my hands being rough and not feeling soft. Recently I purchased a box of Raw Sugar at the Dollar Tree to decorate the top of cookies. Because of the coarseness of the sugar, I had a great idea. I took an old parmesan cheese container with the green shaker top, and filled it up with the Raw Sugar. I placed it on the sink next to my liquid hand soap.

 

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Recycling Heads Up!A friend left a large gift box with a top and bottom and I reinforced it inside with cardboard cut to fit the sides, on both boxes.I stapled the cardboard at top and bottom to strengthen. Now I use it to fold and store bedding. That's the beginning of the story.

 

A newborn Bald Eagle chick next to an unhatched egg.

Newborn Baby Bald EagleHere is a 1 day old eaglet with parents. My daughter took these screenshots from the live eaglecam on this nest in Washington DC. You can go on to watch the second eagle egg hatch any day now!

 

Okra soaking in a measuring cup of water.

Okra to Stabilize Blood SugarOkra has been brought up in many case studies to aid with stabilization of blood sugar levels. My father has type 2 diabetes, where it's been easy for his levels to spike with a little change in eating habits. We've been soaking cut-up pieces of okra in water overnight, then he drinks the water part of it in the morning.

 

A pan cooking fish, potatoes and peas all at once.

Making a Three Course Meal in One SkilletTwice a month, I cook up some fish, spuds and peas. I usually eat the spuds, 1/2 the peas, and two pieces of fish. This leaves two pieces of fish and 1/2 the peas for lunch the next day.

 

Reconstructed Belt on a Budget - finished belt

Reconstructed Belt on a BudgetDo not hesitate to purchase a belt if it's too big, it is fixable (if the belt has screws)! I purchased this belt for my fiancé for 90% off at Kohl's for only $2.80, originally $28. The belt is a size 42 which is not his size. You are able to customize the belt to the desired waist/belt size.

 

A hawk flying against a blue sky with white clouds.

Fly By (Hawk)I spotted this beautiful hawk on my roof top as I was arriving at the house one afternoon from being out shooting photos. I only had a few seconds to reach in my car and grab my camera, and as I did, the flight begins. Out of all the photos I took that day, this was the best by far!

 

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Organizing Food When MovingWhen I was getting ready to move, I did not want to get rid of all the food in my cabinets. But food items can be heavy and breakable. So I needed to come up with an idea that would keep my things together and to also contain anything that might break.

 

A tire with a nail in the tread.

Free Flat Tire Repair at Discount TireFlat tire repairs due to a nail can charge anywhere from $10 to $20. Discount Tires offers free flat tire repairs, no matter where you bought your tires from. There are over 900 Discount Tire locations in the United States. If you ever have a flat tire with a nail, try Discount Tires. If you do not have a Discount Tire around, you can call the bigger tire retailers and ask if they provide complimentary services.

 

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Instructions for a Leewards Needlepoint KitDoes anyone have an owl needlepoint kit that was a feature of Leewards before they went out of business? I was just given one, and the directions are not included. It is Art. No. 21-12696.

 

Identifying a Snake - dark striped snake in a box

Identifying a SnakeMy buddy had this coming out of his attic. We are just curious what it is and the best way to keep them away.

 

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Name Ideas for a Homemade Small Animal Pet Treat BusinessI am starting a homemade pet treat business that makes treats for small animals (rabbits, rats, mice, hamsters, etc.). The main treats I sell are for hermit crabs, but some treats can be given to small animals as well.

 

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Battery Keeps Draining on Craftsman LT1000I replaced the battery on my Craftsman LT1000 mower and it worked just fine, but a week later the battery is dead. I turn the key to crank and it just clicks. What could be draining the battery so quickly?

 

Value of an Oak Table - oak pedestal table

Value of an Oak TableI have a round solid oak table. It is 24" high and I'm thinking 48" round. I want to sell this. Where should I try to sell it?

 

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Home Repair Help for Low Income FamilyA recent widow with a wheel chair handicapped son is in need of help. This family is in dire need of siding and windows. I would do love to know who or where I could turn to get them the help. We live in Mechanicsburg, Ohio.

 

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Value of 1905 New International EncyclopaediaI have a complete set of the New International encyclopedia 1905 that belonged to my grandfather. They are in the original bookcase. I would like an estimated value.

 

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Thread Breaking on Lil Sew and Sew MachineMy daughter has a Lil Sew and Sew, but the thread keeps breaking. No matter how much we adjust the tension, the thread either breaks, or the stitches get looser.

 

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Removing Soap Scum on Glass Shower DoorsI want to find a way to remove soap scum from my glass sliding shower doors. I want something I can make from regular household chemicals.

 

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Removing Dye Transfers from ClothingI have an orange suit with grey embroidery work. My maid soaked it and washed the kurta. What I saw was to my surprise. The grey color work has spread in onto the orange kurta. What can be done?

 

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