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Should I take Advil for Period Cramps?
Period cramps can be very, very painful!! I know from experience. Pain relievers I've used, that worked, had 2 different medications combined, but Advil never worked for me. Read the labels so that you know exactly what pain reliever you are taking. For me...

 

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Buying Scented Oils for Lamps?
If you want essential oils, call some of the health food stores in your area.

 

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Cold Pack Pattern for Kids?
Don't know about a chicken, but I use a Boo Boo Bunny. Instructions are here: http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/boo-boo-bunny-660989/ I stitch the face instead of use the glue on eyes and such so it is okay for the littlest child to use. Use it dry, wet, cold...

 

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Fixing Fudge?
Not an expert but my thoughts are that you haven't let the sugar melt completely (thus the grainy feeling) And not cooking it long enough (not setting up). Sometimes it takes experimenting to get a recipe just right.

 

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Chiles Are Brown on Top Instead of Red?
Mine look kind of like that. I'm in hot Arizona and I think they are getting a sunburn. We have eaten them without problems. You might take one to a plant nursery in your area and ask them if you should worry.

 

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Discontinued Eddie Bauer Wallpaper?
Have you contacted the maker/distributor to see if they have any rolls left?

 

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Ideas for a Gothic Party?
There is a lot on the internet. Search "gothic party ideas" and you will get lots of places to look. Here is one of them: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080928160523AAR8YEu

 

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Cleaning Old Coins?
I know that some coins are more valuable with the "patina" of grime on them. I would not clean them unless they are recent mintings. If they are older (1960 or older) I would contact a coin dealer and ask them. They probably have a simple solution for you without...

 

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Cooking Chicken in a Crockpot?
You will love your crockpot! Remember the basic rule of thumb is that you put less liquid than with regular cooking. (Rice may be the only exception) Get on the web and search "crockpot recipes" and you will find all kinds of ideas and recipes, from simple...

 

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Making Your Own Ankle Weights?
Try filling a large long tube sock with old rice or beans. Stitch the open end and put velcro on to fasten them. This will double as a "bedbuddy": heat in microwave for 1 minute and apply to sore muscle, cramps, cold body.

 

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Identifying Temporary Internet Files
To protect against spyware, I use free Spyware Terminator. It has been great and found things from my daughters game sites. I run it everyday! Simple to use and delete anything you wish.

 

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Making Pillows Out of a Down Comforter?
What comes to my mind is to determine the size of the pillows before you do anything to take apart the comforter. Unless it's really lumpy and damaged, I would use a sewing machine and stitch it into the pillow form you are wanting to use then cut between the...

 

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Eggplant Not Setting Fruit?
You can take a flower that looks about ready to fall off or die and then rub it inside the other flowers to cross-pollinate them. Rub gently so you don't damage the existing flowers. I haven't used this on eggplant but it worked with many other veggies.

 

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Crocheted Doll Patterns?
Here are a few links that might help you. The first one is a large list of free patterns- just search for the work doll using the CTRL-F function. 1- http://www.myhq.com/public/c/r/crochetpoet/ 2- http://donnascrochetdesignstheblog.blogspot.com/2007/11/captain...

 

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Pumpkin Vines Not Setting Fruit?
Try taking one of the blossoms and rub it inside of the others as if you were the bee doing the pollinating. This process works well for many veggies, but I haven't ever tried it on pumpkins. Good Luck!

 

Painting Piano Keys?
I would call a piano dealer and ask if they could recommend something. After that, just go with your gut and your wallet.

 

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Finding the Value of an Encyclopedia Set?
1- Call a used book seller. 2- Look at comparable sets on eBay. Good luck.

 

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Freezing Milk?
When my grandmother lived alone, she would buy the 1/2 gallon milk when it was on sale and then freeze all but one. when she was ready for a new one, she would thaw it in the fridge and the shake it vigorously before opening and before each use. She had it...

 

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Getting Rid of Fruit Flies
I finally found something that works for us! Essentail oils. I use 3 drops each of Cinnamon, Cedarwood, and Citronella in an oil diffuser. That takes care of flies and mosquitoes too!

 

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Starting a Vegetable Garden
Only plant what you will eat. If you like it and it grows in your area - PLANT IT. You don't have to grow everything the first time. Talk to a gardener in your area or a friend who has a veggie garden. Jump in - just know you will have a learning curve of some...

 

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Removing Paint From Carpet?
I have a friend who swears by Vodka. She doesn't drink at all, but keeps a small bottle to take paint out of clothes and carpet and furniture. She does a lot of craft painting and so it becomes a problem for her. One bottle of Vodka seems cheaper than replacing...

 

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Almond Caramel Roll
You are talking about SWEETENED condensed milk. Condensed Milk will not give you the same sweet carmel flavor.

 

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Instructions for Round Knifty Knitter?
Google "loom knitting instructions". You will find a few places and some have video.

 

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Make Your Own Swiffer Pads?
Replacing Black Strip: Try using the dark scrubbing side of a scrubbing sponge. Just cut the sponge part off and then cut it to fit the space-glue in place. (You should get two strips out of one sponge) If it is too rough, use it on dished for a week or so...

 

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Storing Potatoes?
Try some in both places in dry sand and see what happens for you in your circumstances. You could call a college/university agriclture department and ask them for your area.

 

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Crocheted Pot Scrubber?
Try this link: http://www.knitting-crochet.com/crochet/nylpot.html It is just crocheting with a cotton yarn & strips of nylon held together. You can find a number of "scrubbies" patterns on the internet, but you can really do it with any pattern you like. Also...

 

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Crafts Using Recycled Floppy Disks and CDs?
I use mine as a stiff insert when I crochet something I want to be stiff. Things like coasters, or the sides and bottom of a bowl. Just google "CD crochet patterns". Or let your kids go to town gluing glitter and decorations on them for the holidays. A hot...

 

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Knitting Loom Questions?
The beginning has had time to loose the stretch you put in it when you made it. Let the piece sit for a day or two so the last part of the piece has time to lose the stretch, just like the beginning. Remember how tight the yarn is when you loop it over the...

 

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Making a Fleece Baby Blanket?
Of course you can make it. Just use the fleece and put a blanket binding on the edges that match. If you are in the the coldest parts of the country, you can put the sheet material on the back, use your sewing machine to stitch across it a few times to keep...

 

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Crochet Pattern for Child's Poncho?
Just google " free crochet child poncho pattern". You will find a lot of them. If you can't find what you want, go to Crochet Poet. There are SO MANY links and they are all organized.

 

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George Foreman Jr. Rotisserie Manual?
You can start here: http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/GEORGE%20FOREMAN/GR59A-_E

 

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Toothbrush Rug Directions?
You can start here: http://www.ragrugcafe.com/toothbrush-rugs-complete-video-instructions-part-1-beginners Also try here for some other links: http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/7273.asp

 

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Church Banquet Decorations Theme: An Affair to Remember?
You could easily do something to do with memories, scrap booking kind of things. Take a picture of each person, couple, group and let them make a scrapbook page. Use old photos of everyone on a big board/wall and have everyone guess who they all are. Lavender...

 

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Where Can I Get Free Plastic Canvas Patterns?
I Googled "free plastic canvas pumpkin pattern" and there were a lot of sites that came up. You will have to look through to find which pumpkin you want to make.

 

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Make Powdered Sugar from Granulated Sugar?
Measure the granulated sugar as you would powdered sugar. The fillers actually add bulk and when you grind, it packs together tighter so one cup of granulated comes out to be just less than once cup of powdered, especially when it has left smudges on everything...

 

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How Much is a Stick of Butter?
I would buy the actual sticks and whip them. Whipped butter has additives to keep it spreadable.

 

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Bisquick Chicken Dumpling Recipe?
All the Bisquick recipes are on http://www.BettyCrocker.com so you can find whatever you need.

 

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Fabric Bag Has Worn Corners?
Is there some way to put a platic cover on the corners without making it look really bad, or to put some kind of lining on the inside of those corners?

 

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Can I Freeze Potatoes?
After blanching them (putting them in boiling water), freeze them in a single layer. After they are frozen, put them in the containers for freezing. This makes them not stick together so much and then you can easily remove the amount you need.

 

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Buying Dream Whip
Dream Whip is the brand name for a powder that makes a whipped topping. It is in boxes, usually by the Jell-o products. It takes milk to mix it up. This is a good thing to have if you don't keep whipping cream or cool whip around all the time.

 

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Donating Free Fabric Samples?
You can donate them to Warming Families, a non-profit organization that provides handmade items to disadvantaged individuals. You can read about the group at http://www.freewebs.com/warmingfamilies/ I use the fabric sample & scraps to make quilts and toys for...

 

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Heating Makes Honey Smoother?
The only honey that WON'T get crystals in it, is the honey that has been processed to death. Don't use the microwave to heat honey, it will melt any plastic container before the honey melts. Put the container in a small saucepan with water and let it simmer...

 

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Frugal 16th Birthday Party Ideas?
When my daughter turned 16, we had a hair. One of her cousins is in beauty school & came to help. The girls came with clean hair & their brush or comb, then they did each others hair. That was all they did. We gave them stuff from the dollar store-make up bag...

 

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Storing and Using Garlic In Oil?
I roast my garlic and then put them in a glass jar in the fridge. I have kept them for about 3 months and they are fine. Roasting Garlic - cut the top of the whole garlic off so all the cloves are just exposed. Place on foil. Drizzle olive oil on top of garlic...

 

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Learning to Crochet?
Start small. Try a "one skein" project. You want to do something that you will finish and use. (scarf, dishcloth) If you know someone that crochets, ask for their help. If you don't, use the videos on the internet. It helps to SEE IT DONE rather than just reading...

 

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Price Per Load for Homemade Laundry Detergent
I use this all the time, but with only 1/2 cup Borax. I use about 1 Tablespoon per load and get around 25 loads per batch. I pay $1.56 for Fels-Naptha bar soap; $2.96 for a box of Washing Soda (just over 4 cups), and $5.00 for a large box of Borax (about 5...

 

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Pattern for Hat With Earflaps?
I assume you will be sewing these? My suggestion is to find something similar that you or a friend own and create a pattern from that. If you want to Knit or Crochet, there are lots of patterns on the web for those.

 

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Elegant "Camo" Baby Shower?
Fabric - There is regular camo, pink, & blue to use for things. Ribbon - also comes in regular, pink & blue. Pick your colors & use the appropriate fabric/ribbons in with whatever other things you use for your decorations/gifts/give aways. It just is a matter...

 

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Large Yard Art Star?
Years ago, my brothers made one. They had 5 pieces of 1x2 that were the same length. They nailed them together to create a 5 point star. The length of the board determines the size of the star. After they finished putting it together, they added lights on it...

 

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Making Homemade Bread
There are many of my family & friends who bake their own bread. I have found that each person has to find their own unique recipe. We all have tried each other's recipes and have adapted what works best for us. I will post my recipe in another feedback.

 

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Making Homemade Bread
My Recipe for White bread 2 cups warm water 2/3 cups sugar 1 1/2 Tbsp. active dry yeast Dissolve the sugar in a bowl of the water, then stir in the yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam. 1 1/2 tsp.s salt 1/4 cup oil 6 cups flour Mix in 1...

 

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Sour Smelling Bedding?
I live in hot Arizona where temps are over 100 between May & October. Anything left in the washer over 30 minutes, starts to smell. I also have a hubby with night sweats. I have found that white vinegar is the only thing that will take out the smell from the...

 


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