June 28, 2019

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Ice cubes made from recycled plastic containers.

Recycled Fruit Cups for Ice CubesI love the idea of upcycling, dont you? I have discovered a great use for those empty individual fruit cups or applesauce containers. They make great ice cubes! The cubes last twice as long and I love them. Just wash the empty containers and fill with water. The cubes simply fall out of the cups, so much easier than a traditional tray!

 

A photo wall

Glue Dots to Secure Photos to the WallI was working on a really cool photo wall in my room and I just couldn't keep a few of the photos up on the wall. I tried everything from tape to sticky tack. Then I found out that these Elmer's glue dots from Walmart work great!

 

Plastic Spoon Plant Markers for Your Herb Garden - lemon grass marker

Plastic Spoon Plant Markers for Your Herb GardenDon't toss out your plastic spoons! After using your spoons, you can wash to clean and reuse as plant markets for your herb garden. It's easy to make plant markers with everyday household items you already have at home!

 

A grocery bag with fresh fruit and bread.

Be Content With a LittleIn my older years, my situation changed. I was not able to buy the things I thought I wanted or needed. Or thought I needed. Although I can't buy grass fed beef, the ground beef on sale for $2.99 a pound hasn't killed me. The fresh vegetables that grow next door to the organic are $2-$3 cheaper a pound.

 

A diagram showing a plant watering system for on vacation.

Water Plants While On VacationI had never found a system to water the plants when going on vacation that would water the plants only when they need to be watered like a good gardener would. But then I found this system that corrects this flaw:

 

Questions

Getting Rid of Seed Warts - round cluster of warts

Getting Rid of Seed WartsHow do I get rid of a soft seed wart on the side of my knee?

 

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Craftsman Riding Mower Won't Start After Hitting SomethingThe blade of my tractor get struck with something and then it shut down. Now I tried to start it and it is just clicking and nothing happens. Is it possible about the flywheel key? Or I blew up something else? Any ideas?

 

Value of World Book Encyclopedias - stack of volumes on a table

Value of World Book EncyclopediasI have a 1920 set of World Book encyclopedias in good condition. What would they be worth?

 

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Boy's 10th Birthday Party IdeasOn July 2nd my son Evan will turning 10 years old! He has already opened his gifts from me, a new bike and Xbox 360 games. I wanted to be sure he got something he deserved! Money is super tight, but I knew he needed a bike so badly! I am blessed to have him. We are having a swimming party at my sister's July 6th from 11am-3pm. It's Texas; so it will be hot.

 

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Rodent Eating Potted Plants on DeckI planted my pots on my deck and now every night some rodent snips off flowers or plants half way up and leaves by the pot or eats trailing plants leaves in piles? There is no rat or rabbit poop or any poop at all. This is the first time this has happened in 14 years in Nelson B.C Canada in the forest.

 

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MTD Riding Mower Won't StartI have a MTD l42 riding mower. When trying to crank, the solenoid keeps clicking when cranking.

 

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14th Birthday Party IdeasI am turning 14 on July 17th I can't figure out what to do. I would like it to be something outside and not a scavenger hunt. I don't really have a budget so fire away, just nothing extreme. I am a girl and I live in Colorado so going to the beach (etc.) is probably not going to happen.

 

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Removing Stains on CarpetI would like a DIY stain removal remedy for carpet that's brand new looking, but rough and worn in patches.

 

Value of Franklin Porcelain Thimbles

Value of Franklin Mint First Lady Porcelain ThimblesDoes this set have value? I believe each thimble has 24kt gold embellishments. The imprint on each one has the First Lady's name as well as " fine bone china Franklin porcelain limited edition 1978 fp". Thank you for your time.

 

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Mobile Home Repair Assistance for Low Income SeniorMy 77 year old mom lives on a limited income. Her walls are soft and leaking, her floors are falling in, and she's having some electrical problems. What kind of help can she get without it costing her next to nothing. She lives in Sturgis, South Dakota.

 

Identifying Household Bugs - tiny bug, striped

Identifying Household BugsWhat is this little thing? I found it on my leg.

 

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Freedom School Summer Program Craft Project IdeasI am working with a Freedom School program this summer, and once a week I'll be doing crafts with the K-2nd grade group. This normally wouldn't be a big issue for me, but they need something that'll last 90 min. I know, it's crazy. I want to have one big craft and one smaller craft each week.

 

Identifying Insect Eggs

Identifying Insect EggsI found these eggs in the corner of my garden in a dark and moist place. I was wondering what they were. They are about as big as a pepper grain.

 

Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a red print dress with a white pinafore over it

Identifying a Porcelain DollI have a doll and would love to identify her. She has CM and IS on her legs, near her feet.

 

Identifying Small Black Bugs - bug in plastic bag

Identifying Small Black BugsI had just come in the house and shortly after he was crawling on my pillow. I am not sure if he came in with me or was already in here. I only saw the one. He is very black with 6 legs, antennae and a snout - to bite or suck maybe? He does not have wings. He's difficult to kill. I tried to smoosh him several times to no avail. He's very small, about the size of a pencil lead. I live in Michigan.

 

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