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Paint Color Advice for a Bathroom With a Cherry Vanity?
If its light cherry, use a pale apricot. If its dark cherry, use a light to medium pink.

 

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Suggestions for Brightening Up a Dark Apartment?
Use a trick they used in Colonial times: they would put mirrors behind candle sconces to magnify the light. Put mirrors behind table lamps and opposite windows to increase the light.

 

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Can I grow Angel Trumpet Plants from Seed?
Zone 7b is too cold for them They need at least zone 9.

 

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Sun Requirements for Growing Calla Lilies?
That should be fine. Callas are the only lilies that will grow in shade.

 

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Do Calla Lilies Spread?
Calla lilies are bulbs. They spread through their roots but only if planted in partial shade. Fertilize once a month. Do not overfertilize, it will burn their leaves. Keep evenly moist, but not saturated. They do not like standing in water. Do not let them...

 

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Color Advice for Kitchen Flooring?
Use a light beige a few shades lighter than the walls.

 

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Recipes Using Leftover Scones?
Use them as a cobbler topping. Crumble over the fruit and dot with butter. Use them over fruit pies, too.

 

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Paint Color for Room with 1970's Avocado Green Tile Wall?
taupe peach apricot terra cotta lemon coral

 

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Planting Vegetables Together?
Corn, beans, and squash do well together. Beans will grow up on the corn. Spinach and strawberries. Tomatoes and peppers. Onions are best grown by themselves, few plants get along with onions.

 

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Rotten Seafood Smell in Car?
Medical supply stores sell a product used in hospitals called Rainfresh. It breaks up the molecules in protein caused odors: vomit, feces, urine. I think fish qualifies as protein. Rainfresh is sold to the general public.

 

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Cigarette Smoke on Leather?
Get some odor eaters shoe inserts and stuff pieces in every section and pocket. Hang outside in the sun. Sunshine is a powerful deodorizer. This may take several months but it will work. I used it with a leather wallet I bought on ebay.

 

A pink flower on a shrub

What is This Flower? (Camellia)
Its a sasanquah camellia.

 

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Using Paint To Make A Room Appear Larger?
Yellow is the most enlarging color and is so spring like. Use yellow, not gold. You can see the difference if you hold paint chips side by side. Gold makes rooms look smaller and darker.

 

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Paint Color Advice for Brown and Stainless Kitchen and Adjoining Dining Room?
Use a slightly lighter or darker shade of the grey.

 

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Removing an Iron-On Transfer from a T-shirt?
If your transfer has reached the point that its starting to crack you can pick it off. Its time consuming but it can be done.

 

Creating Color Changes From One Room to Another?
How about mauve? Its in the same color family as burgundy (red/pink mixed with blue) and would blend with the carpet.

 

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Are Crape Myrtles Deciduous?
Yes. They are one of the first to loose their leaves and one of the last to get them in the spring.

 

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Paint Color Advice for Accent Walls?
A pale pink would be nice. So would a pale green. Or choose a color from your bedding and use that.

 

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Where Can I Buy Laundry Bluing?
I think the name was, Miss Bo Peep. They still carry it in drug and grocery stores that cater to an older crowd.

 

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Use Toilet as Yard Art
Lighten up people! This site is called ThriftyFUN. Its cute.

 

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Color Ideas for an Area Rug?
Something with a mix of burgundy and black with a touch of purple would be nice. A tan and black rug would be another good option.

 

lantana

Unusual Flower
Its a lantana.

 

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Complimentary Colors for Hot Pink and Cream Kitchen?
Spring (yellowy) Green, Grey, Navy

 

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Plant with clusters of small fragrant white flowers.

What is This Plant?
Its a silver lace vine.

 

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What is This Plant?
Its a pokeweed. Once any part of the plant turns red (like those stems are) it is poisonous to humans.

 

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Cracked Tomatoes?
too much water

 

What is This Plant?
Its European ginger. Its a groundcover that grows wild in many places. It can become extremely invasive.

 

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Flowers for Apartment Container Garden?
sunny: mini zinnias like Thumbelina mini sunflowers like Elf(15 inches) or Teddy Bear(2 to 3 feet) shade: hostas, caladiums, astilbe, lilies of the valley,bleeding hearts(great for baskets)

 

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Will Lilac Bloom in Florida?
Probably not. I live in zone 8 and they wont grow here. Your friend is right, they like cold weather (they grow wild in Russia!).

 

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Is There a Market for Outdated Perfumes and Colognes?
You could sell them on ebay but ebay is overloaded with such items that are not selling (probably because most are overpriced). Maybe some one will make you an offer.

 

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What is the Best Exposure for a Rhododendron?
They prefer shade/semi-shade. If you have to put them in a sunny location make sure its protected(under trees, for example).

 

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Plants That Attract Butterflies?
Zinnias attract butterflies and are one of the easiest to grow.

 

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Ground Cover Suggestion?
Try moss roses (portulaca). This is not a rose but a trailing succulent. They can take extreme heat and are very easy to grow.

 

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Interior Trim Paint Color Advice?
Taupe would give a subtle, sophisticated look.

 

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Retiring to a Small Town?
The Greenbrier section of Chesapeake, Virginia has everything you want. Also look into Edenton and Wilmington, both in North Carolina(but dont be fooled by Carolinas no personal property taxes -- they make up for it with other taxes). Savannah, Georgia is not...

 

Yellow speckled green foliage plant.

What Is This Plant? (Spotted Laurel)
Its called a gold dust plant. Its in the same family as the pink polka dot plant. Here in Virginia they will grow outdoors under the right conditions. DC is right next door, maybe they will grow outdoors there too. Google the plants culture and see.

 

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Color Ideas for Brown and White Bedroom?
Chocolate, turquoise, and bright pink is a hot color combination right now.

 

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Removing Condensed Milk from Carpet?
This happened to me once. Try to remove as much as possible with a damp sponge. Then cover thoroughly with baking soda. Let sit overnight then vacuum the next day. It worked for me! Removed that sour milk odor too.

 

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Colors Ideas for a Grey and Burgundy Living Room?
Deep green or plum would look great. Add a few touches of taupe and silver.

 

Varigated leaf plant.

What is This Plant?
Its a member of the marantha family. Yes, the white things are flowers.

 

Proving That a Dog is Not a Pit Bull?
You can have a DNA test done on a dog. It costs about $45.00. My niece was told she needed vicious dog insurance because her dog was a rottweiler (it looked exactly like one), but the DNA test showed it had no rottweiler in it. That test could save you a lot...

 

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Painting Each Room a Different Color - Advice?
Pale yellow would be great in the foyer, not too much at all. For the dining room try a pale peach, apricot, or coral. Those colors would tie in with the rest of your colors and look good with the pine furniture. A soft aquamarine (robins egg color) would be...

 

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Christmas Gift for Boyfriend Who Likes to Build Things?
How about a gift card to Lowes or Home Depot?

 

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Retro Aluminum Tumblers?
You can get the pitcher and a set of four tumblers from the Miles Kimball catalog. If you dont want to order onlne, request their free catalog.

 

What is This Plant?
Hi colmurray! Your plant is a dracena, also called a corn plant. This link will give you all the info you need. 65-75F is about 16-26C. http://www.ehow.com/how_2060477_care-dracaena.html

 

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Area Rug to Coordinate with Red and Yellow?
For the rug, use a Persian type with a black and brown design. Instead of curtains use brown matchstick shades.

 

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Craft Using a Wedding Invitation?
Heres what I did with the wedding invitation my niece sent me. It was white with silver writing and I used a glue stick to attach it to a solid burgundy photo box. I got some paper roses(self stick kind) in burgundy, pink, and whilte and placed them around...

 

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Alternatives to Sugar in Recipes?
I have used sugar free pancake syrup and sugar free honey with good results. Also unsweetened fruit juices.

 

What is This Plant?
I think its called a wax hoya. I used to have one a long time ago. It is a succulent, like a jade plant, and needs the same kind of care as any other succulent.

 

Three full Gazania blooms and several budding flowers in garden

What is This Plant? (Gazania)
Forgot to mention, they like full sun, lots of heat, and sandy soil. They will even grow in poor soil. Another name for this is African Daisy.

 

Is This a Toad?
Heres how you can tell: a toad is bumpy and stumpy and a frog is smooth and somewhat elongated in shape. That one looks like a toad.

 

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Do Iron Supplements Discourage Mosquitoes?
I take iron supplements every day and havent noticed a bit of difference. I have found it helps to take Vitamin B1. Supposedly insects can smell it through your skin.

 

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Painting Walls to Coordinate With Bedding?
Pale pink would go well the bedding, so would white.

 

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Growing Plants in Clay Soil?
Roses. They love a heavy soil like clay. It holds the water in, roses are heavy drinkers.

 

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Coffee Shop Corn Muffins
In my experience the bake time and temp are the same. Ive never known anything to bake faster in the little pans.

 

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Hand Out Snack Bags to the Homeless
Heres something I learned from my brother: most fast food places wont let homeless people in. They say it will make the place undesirable. He buys them food and takes it out to them.

 

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Hand Out Snack Bags to the Homeless
Heres something I learned from my brother: most fast food places wont let homeless people in. They say it will make the place undesirable. He buys them food and takes it out to them.

 

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Chocolate Cake Recipe Using Cocoa?
Buy a can of Hersheys chocolate and use the recipe on the can -- its great!

 

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Paint Color Advice for a Home Office?
Lemon, peach, rose, or coral would be cheery.

 

A green plant with heart shaped leaves.

What is This Plant? (Philodendron)
The plants with the spots/stripes are called Maranthas and the plain ones are a type of philodendron. Both like the same conditions: medium filtered light, temps between 75-85. Let dry out between waterings. They can live in any humidity but prefer high, they...

 

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Using Baking Soda for Milk Odors?
If its in the carpet or upholstery cover the area with baking soda(it takes quite a bit) and let sit overnight. Vacuum the next day. If the smell is throughout your car put an open bag of charcoal in your car/trunk for several days. Good luck, I know from experience...

 

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Paint Color Ideas for Room with Maroon Carpet?
Beige or taupe looks good with maroon. For accents use dark green, plum, or grey.

 

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Looking for Homes for Sale?
Put the name of any major real estate company in your area in your google. Most share listings(MLS).

 

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Recipes Using Mashed Potatoes?
Add them to any recipe for crabcakes.

 

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Finnish Wedding Cake Recipe?
google: Japanese Christmas cake The Japanese Christmas cake was based on the Finnish wedding cake.

 

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Cooking Venison Without the Gamey Taste?
Soak it in vinegar overnight. That takes the gamey taste out. Then cook it any way you want.

 

What Kind of Doll is This?
It looks like a doll I had when I was little. Her bodice said, Little Red Riding Hood. She had a hood on her head -- no hair underneath, just some stands curling around her face. She also had a cape. If that is the same doll shes been around at least since...

 

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Easy Red Velvet Cake Recipe?
Duncan Hines makes a red velvet cake mix and an icing. Its quick, easy, and very good!

 

Large thorny, leafy green plant with green and lighter green balls.

What is This Plant?
It looks like nightshade.

 

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Brown Bridesmaid's Dresses for March Wedding?
What if you reversed the colors? Maybe a turquoise print in a sheer fabric with a brown satin ribbon?

 

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Paint Colors For Italian Style Kitchen?
Rust and olive green colors, with touches of copper.

 

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Is Planning Your Own Birthday Party Tacky?
As long as you dont ask for presents its fine. Tell your friends 30 is a milestone birthday and you want to share it with them. For a nice touch give your friends the presents(home baked goodies or dollar store trinkets are fine). Or ask your friends to bring...

 

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Child Will Not Eat Hamburger Meat?
Are you cooking it to well done? Some people just cant eat rare, bloody beef. Or try switching to ground turkey or chicken.

 

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Using Up Potato Chip Crumbs?
Add to any biscuit recipe.

 

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Uses For Old Keys?
Make a Christmas wreath with them. Paint them green, red, or gold. Sprinkle with glitter. Hot glue to a circle of wood, styrofoam, etc.... Add bows or whatever.

 

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Recipes To Use Up Eggs?
Sponge cakes use a lot of eggs. You can also freeze eggs. Break the eggs in a bowl, stir, pour into a container, cover and freeze. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are coming up, they will come in handy -- especially for eggnog! Be sure to label the containers...

 

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Argentina Red Tabu Scented Lipstick?
The Vermont Country Store carries Tabu lipsticks. Their current catalog has a Bermuda Red but no Argentina. They have an online catalog, you can check out their full line:www.vermont countrystore.com

 

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Argentina Red Tabu Scented Lipstick?
The Vermont Country Store carries Tabu lipsticks. Their current catalog has a Bermuda Red but no Argentina. They have an online catalog, you can check out their full line:www.vermont countrystore.com

 

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Sofa Color For Green Living Room?
Off-white, beige or a brown tweed would work well with your colors.

 

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"Restful" Paint Color?
Pales peaches and pinks are restful

 

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Sleeveless Shift Dresses?
I used to buy them from Family Dollar and Dollar General.

 

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Accent Colors For Brown Tones?
try coral or peach

 

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Regrowing Hair?
Hair falling out can be a sign of anemia. Get checked out by a doctor. If its anemia it wont grown back until your replenish your iron supply. Been there, I know.

 

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Getting Rid Of Odors In Apartment?
Lay some newspaper on the floor then put some charcoal briquets on top of the newspaper. I did this when my car got full of smoke from a forest fire and it took the smoke smell right out.

 

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Having a Wedding Reception Without Candles?
How about mini lights? They sell them in shapes like stars and doves at Christmas. At Valentines they sell them in the shape of hearts. Or how about paper lanterns with battery operated candles inside?

 

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Dog Is Frightened Of Boyfriend?
Who kept the dog when you were out of town? That is probably the person who abused him. Keep that person away.

 

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Using Norton Anti Virus With Windows Vista?
The Norton has a firewall and the Yahoo probably does too. They are fighting each other, thats why her computer has slowed down. Turn one of them off, you dont need two. I would recommend you keep the Norton firewall. I have Windows Vista and Norton Anti Virus...

 

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Preparing In Case Of A Storm?
Bottled water, toilet paper, handi wipes (in case they turn the water off), first aid kit, radio and lots of batteries), canned food and long lasting snacks, plenty to read, can opene, plastic eating utensils.

 

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Embroidering On Sheer Fabric?
Use the finest needle so it wont leave punch marks.

 

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