March 31, 2020

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A dog under a blanket.

Feeding a Parvo SurvivorOnce your dog recovers from the parvo virus you can begin introducing some solid food. Your vet will probably have good advice. Bland foods, such as chicken broth, boiled chicken, and rice are good options. Their regular food is also good for pups who don't eat people food. Additionally, you will want to introduce food in small quantities. Add more as your pet continues to improve.


An array of different colored craft paints.

Rehydrating Dried Out Acrylic Craft PaintAcrylic crafts paints can dry out before you have used them up. Sometimes they can be rehydrated, often by adding a little bit of water at a time. For more options read on.


A crockpot full of beef stew.

Using Crockpot Insert in the OvenSometimes you may want to use your crockpot ceramic insert in the oven. This is generally possible, but it is best to check with the manufacturer to determine if their's is oven safe. You will also need to determine the range of temperature settings for your pot.



mixing ingredients

Make Your Own Onion Soup MixThis can be made from ingredients you have already. Nowadays no one wants to go out to the food store any more than is absolutely necessary.


finished Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza DoughWe occasionally order pizza but since we're quarantined at home, you can't go wrong with delicious homemade pizza.



DIY Corona Face Shield - woman wearing the shield over a face mask

DIY Corona Face ShieldI'm making face shields to give to my fellow front liners for free. This is my way of helping them as I stay at home while they are exposed outside keeping the community safe and helping to prevent the virus from spreading. They badly need shields to protect themselves so here's my own simple way of helping them.


Outdoor Tic Tac Toe Game - ready to play

Outdoor Tic Tac Toe GameHere's a fun way to enjoy tic tac toe outdoors made with simple supplies. After the quarantine, this would be a good game to make for parties to keep guests entertained as an option too!


Washable No-Sew Mask - woman wearing the mask

Washable No-Sew MaskYou can make this washable, reusable no-sew face mask at home. If you use something like a handkerchief, you won't even need to cut it. Aside from being able to wash this, it's also beneficial in the way that you can make it custom to your face shape to ensure you're covered over the nose and under the chin.


Aloe-Based Hand Sanitizer - aloe leaf, essential oil bottle, and a pump bottle

Aloe-Based Hand SanitizerIf you're having trouble finding all the necessary ingredients to make hand sanitizer, here is a type that uses aloe gel. I have a huge aloe plant and just scrape out the middles. You can use bottled aloe gel if you have it. Also, if you don't have essential oils, use lemon juice.


Yes Virginia, You Can Freeze Milk - bottles of frozen and thawed milk

Yes Virginia, You Can Freeze MilkA few years back, I house shared with a gal who froze milk. She would bring it in, uncap it and take a little out to allow for expansion. Then, recap and in the freezer it would go. I had never seen it and was dubious at best. It was a funky color and well, I doubted it would taste the same. I was young and foolish!



Lump on My Dog's Neck - grey lump on dog

Lump on My Dog's NeckMy 3-4 year old sausage dog x Jack Russell has a small lump on her neck. My grandmother left it to her father to sort out, but it is still there. She doesn't seem bothered by it. She is quite a weighty dog.


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Kenmore Elite Not Spinning the Water OutMy Kenmore Elite top loader leaves my clothes still wet. How can I fix this?


Can a Dog with a Heart Murmur be Anesthetized?

Can a Dog with a Heart Murmur be Anesthetized?I took my dog to the vet twice actually. The first time was because his scrotum became swollen. They gave him antibiotics and pain medication. Three days later I notice a bump and like two lumps so I took him again and the vet said it could be cancer. A blood test done came back good! They say he needs to be neutered! He's 12 years old and a Chihuahua. He also has a heart murmur.


Value of Noritake China - dinner plate

Value of Noritake ChinaThe bottom emblem has no style name or number. Any idea what style this set is, and a ball-park of what they might be worth?


Identifying a Flowering Shrub

Identifying a Flowering ShrubWhat is the name of this flowering shrub or small tree? It is growing in California in my yard. I planted it, but can't remember what it's called.


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Poop and Urine Odor Coming from ToiletI am smelling poop and urine coming from the toilet stool. I have cleaned repeatedly and changed the bowl wax. The smell is still there! I have used Liquid Fire, baking soda, ammonia, and other cleaners and chemicals to remove the odor, but I can still smell the odor in the hallway and the next room.


Name Ideas for an In-home Daycare Business

Name Ideas for an In-home Daycare BusinessI've run an in-home daycare for 3yrs now. I'd like to have an official name. Any suggestions?


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