October 30, 2019

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Button Lined Tray - finished tray

Button Lined TrayThis is another of those crafts you think about forever and then finally get to do! I hope you like it!


A cabinet closed by an elastic hair band.

Easy Childproof CabinetsIf you have horizontal cabinets in your home that you don't want children to get into, firmly attach hair ties or rubber bands to the knobs or handles to keep them closed. This is especially excellent for places like under sinks where you might keep cleansers.


A box of 20 Mule Team Borax detergent booster.

Borax to Boost Laundry DetergentIf you add 1 cup of borax to your laundry water at the beginning of the cycle, you can decrease the amount of detergent you use by half! Not only does this save you money and detergent, it also boosts the cleaning power of your laundry detergent.


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Shaving Cream to Remove Carpet StainsSpray shave cream directly on the stain and let sit about 30 minutes. Blot with a clean washcloth. Repeat until completely gone. For deep down stains, try scrubbing with scrub brush after spraying shave cream. Reapply shave cream and let set a little longer before blotting.


Seasoned Couscous  in bowl

Seasoned CouscousDo you need a quick, easy and healthy side dish? You can prepare couscous. For an even quicker option, I have used this jarred Moroccan couscous that also has vegetables. Optional - top off with fresh cilantro, dried raisins, pumpkin seeds and garbanzo beans. As reference, I made 2 cups which was enough to feed 4 people as a side.


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Ripening Fresh BananasIf you buy fresh bananas, and wand then to ripen fast, all you have to do is put them in the freezer for at least two hours. They turn immediately black and sweeter and even get bruised! It's like magic


Two old socks and a Swiffer floor cleaner.

Sock As Swiffer PadWorn out socks? Don't toss them. Place them over your Swiffer. It saves purchasing cloths and is great for dusting high places and washing floors.


Yarn Embellished Wooden Maple Leaf - finished leaf hanging on the wall

Yarn Embellished Wooden Maple LeafI love wooden shapes. They are so lifelike and cheap. I found this one for .25. I love string art, so I did this one night when I needed a simple craft to do. I hope you like it.


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Spread Out Thanksgiving Dinner ExpensesOne way to make Thanksgiving expenses less painful in the wallet is, say a month to 6 weeks before the big day, gather your recipes, assemble a grocery list, and start buying non perishables every week. On the last week, you should only have to buy the turkey, fresh vegetables and any dairy products.



Identifying a Stuffed Bear

Identifying a Stuffed Bear?I've been looking for a replacement for a 2ft tall purple teddy bear that I got for my first or second Christmas in 2001 or 2002. It was all purple with black eyes and a purple ribbon bow on the neck. It was my one and only comfort item. It got very very dirty and my mother decided to throw it out.


Value of a Mint Condition Barbie Doll Collection

Value of a Mint Condition Barbie Doll Collection?I have over 100 collectible Barbies in their original boxes- never been opened. They are absolutely stunning. Many are complete series sets. They are part of an estate. Mint condition. I posted a couple. How do I determine approximate value and what's the best way to sell?


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Riding Mower Lost Power and Won't Restart?I have zero turn Z4200 riding mower and this particular day I was mowing and the mower lost power and stopped running and I tried to restart again, but wouldn't even crank over. I used a screw driver on the solenoid and it would turn over with very minimal power.


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Name for a Paparazzi Jewelry Business?I am starting a new business selling Paparazzi jewelry. I'm new at this and want a catchy name that will stand out. Any ideas?


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Septic Soak Away Pipe Clogged?My septic is not working properly. The soak away pipe seems to be clogged up and the water is leaking through concrete and it smells. Can I use yeast and sugar with warm water?


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Using Advantage for Fleas?Good Morning from Israel. Has anybody noticed that Advantage isn't as effective as it used to be?


What's My Chihuahua Mixed With? - brown dog with some black on face

What's My Chihuahua Mixed With?I am just trying to figure out what my dog is mixed with. Please let me know what you think.


Value of a Vintage Zenith TV - bug eye TV

Value of a Vintage Zenith TV?I have a Zenith bug eye with the owners manual. It is from 1955. The serial number is 5400204 and the model number is Z1814R. It came with a lot of extra parts. I recently inherited it from my grandfather. I was wondering what it's worth.


How Does Peroxide Lighten Your Hair? - side by side photo of woman with blonde hair

How Does Peroxide Lighten Your Hair?I dyed my hair dark brown, but I want it lighter. I bought dark blond. But I get orange or yellow tones.


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Name Ideas for a Paparazzi Jewelry Business?I'm trying to find a name for my on line Paparazzi jewelry business I want it to be catchy and rememberable.


Identifying a Figurine

Identifying a Figurine?Can you tell me about this figurine? I am hoping to find the date, origin, value etc.


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Looking to Buy a 1959-1962 Set of the Book of Knowledge?I am looking for a set of the Book of Knowledge from the period listed above (1960-ish). I once won a set of this encyclopedia on a children's TV show (Video Village with Monty Hall) when I was a kid and foolishly gave it away. My set had blue covers.


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Looking for S.A. Maxwell Wallcovering?I am looking for 1 double roll of S.A. Maxwell Co., wallcovering, solid vinyl, #7205-591 Lot #002, located in Mundelein, IL 60060. This wallcovering may be discontinued.


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Looking for Vegan Recipes?Is there a category for vegan food? Have l missed it?


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Buying Pocket Lace for Crafts?Does anyone know where I can buy pocket lace. It is used to make wreaths by making a cut on a Styrofoam wreath and pushing the pocket opening on the wreath. My mom used to buy it in craft stores about 30 years ago.


Identifying a Vintage Doll - baby doll

Identifying a Vintage Doll?I am hoping to identify this doll from my childhood, probably circa 1975-1990. I can't find any marks on her. Her limbs are very similar to a later Baby So Real doll, but nothing I've found matches her face. She has amber eyes that sleep and a dimpled chin. The head and limbs are hollow and compressible.


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