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Why Do We Keep Our Wedding Dresses?
thanks for ideas -- I have two boys and while I love my dress, it is sitting in a box. I got it at a consignment shop and the cost was amazing so its not an issue of that I spent a lot of money on it. Because I did not. so, still trying to think of why I have...

 

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Preserving Old Prints?
Thank you for the ideas. I never thought of making a copy of the print (both are very large) or a photo. My main concern is the pictures drying out - where we live moisture isnt the problem, its the lack of it. But I think the first two posts have solved the...

 

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Sewing Two Panels of an Afghan Together?
Thank you for all your help! As I said, the internet is great but its overwhelmingly and I prefer personal advice. And I will check out those boards - thanks again! This is my all time favorite site : )

 

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Repairing Jeans Pockets?
Thanks for the iron on idea! I knew there was something I could do but couldnt put it together in my mind. As far as the other suggestion, if I had money I would. But no work = no money!

 

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Plantar Wart Coming Back?
yikes...been there! I would Google this. Ive read about using duct tape, a banana peel and tea tree oil. I dont know the specifics so Google. The above things do work!

 

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Growing Plants on Rock Walls?
And I should add that the rock wall is vertical, literally a wall with no slope. thanks!

 

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Improving the Flavor of Brown Rice?
We mix the brown rice with white, add chicken stock (not bullion). I buy the concentrated stock at a restaurant supply store. Be sure chicken is the first ingredient. I found Jasmine brown rice and that is great! We eat that by itself. Try minute rice brown...

 

Old Log Planter

Old Log Planter
I am so stealing this idea! Thanks for sharing!

 

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Kids Have Too Many Toys?
I rotate my childs toys. take 2/3 away and divide the 2/3 into half. Every few months, rotate them. I do keep out his favorites - trains, legos but switch everything else. I do the same with his books -- has a million! Its fun and when you bring out the newtoys...

 

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Morning or Afternoon Kindergarten?
Thanks for all the input. I was thinking morning though afternoons would work better for my work schedule. I did find that church school was less expensive than what I pay for part time daycare and they go a full day. It is an excellent program which is what...

 

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Choosing a Hair Color Brand?
Thanks for the advice! Deeli, I emailed you through this site. Thanks again~ I love this site!

 

Craft Project: Recycled Mosaic Coffee Table

Recycled Mosaic Coffee Table
Beautiful ~ Thanks for sharing, its given me some ideas!

 

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Crockpot Sweet Potato Recipe?
We eat sweet potatoes often and what I do is simply put them in the crockpot and had a bit of water and they steam. You then can add seasonings etc. Last time we made them we added olive oil and spicy seasoning and kept them in thick slices - not mashed. These...

 

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Substitute Teacher Business Cards?
Thanks for the suggestions. Ive been doing this for about 8 years and sometimes get brain drain:)

 

How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
Ill have to try this next time we make cookies - thanks!

 

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Preventing Underarm Stains on White Shirts?
I wear deoderant all the time so that isnt the problem -- its from sweat- which I actually dont sweat a lot except when working out.

 

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Using Coupons Wisely
Go to some of these sites: refundcents.com couponmom.com hotcouponworld.com I have been saving 80% plus on food and getting personal items for free. Today at Rite Aid, I bought over $100 worth of things I use and will get $100 back from Rite Aid rebates, $20...

 

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Removing Makeup From Face?
I use different cleaners all the time and some do work better than others. What I notice works for me is using a wash cloth -- gently massage your face with cleanser on and gently, gently use the cloth. the key is gentle :) Also, use a bit of facial scrub when...

 

Cereal

Saving Money on Cereal
start your kids on the no-name, discount brands when they are young...i.e. since when they are babies and you wouldnt have a problem with the brands. something a friend of mine does with her older kids is she will give a set amount - say $2 a box...if her kids...

 

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Preventing Dry Chicken?
Thanks to the editors for posting all the previous replies about dry chicken ~ I should clarify -- the chicken is fine after being cooked, it is when I freeze it and it thaws out that it becomes dry. So I am havig issues with the freezing step. Any Suggestions...

 

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Hair Ideas for Girls That Play Sports?
no...keep the long hair!!!

 

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Side Swept Bangs?
I did my own and they look great - get compliments on them all the time and I love the look.

 

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Hand Cream Recipe for Extra Dry Skin
(quote)(/quote)Baby lotion is mineral oil, which is supposed to enlarge pores with time. Because I have naturally large pores, I cannot afford to use it. (quote)(/quote) How is this possible? Thanks

 

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Using Loreal's Mineral Powder Makeup?
Remember to buy cosmetics etc at Rite Aid and Walgreens. You can return products there (keep packaging and receipt!!) Walgreens sometimes gives me a hassle but never at Rite Aid...and Ive taken in stuff months old (forget about it). I love the MAry Kay brand...

 

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A sun ornament made from bottle caps.

Bottle Cap Sun
These are great~ I am going to try something like this. thanks for sharing!

 

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Making Crafts for Money?
well, I am looking to stay home and leave my teaching job, and can make a lot more subbing than $8 bucks an hour at Walmart. But I dont want a commitment to a job and the hassle of trying to find daycare for a few days a month. I would like to be able to work...

 

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Making Crafts for Money?
Give your baby a few months to get started, and then go back to work. It will be better for you and the baby. I completely disagree that my baby will be better with someone else and not his mother! And for me to leave my baby, how is that better for me to spend...

 

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Making Crafts for Money?
You know, I havent thought about the tutoring or continuing ed - that is something I am interested in. Thanks for the idea and I will check it out!

 

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Who Can Buy and Receive Food from a Food Bank?
At our church, anyone is welcome. I havent heard of groups have qualifiers so simply call around. It sounds that you have a high need with so many mouths! Best to you

 

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What Percentage of My Income Should I Pay for Rent or a Mortgage?
most banks / lenders will say anywhere from 30-40% - which I think is absurd! They encourage you to take out a bigger loan because it benifits them - not you! the lower the percentage, the faster you can pay it off or do other things with the money. When I...

 

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Inexpensive Decor Items For New Home?
Thanks for all the ideas ~ I will be checking some stores and websites out Mindy

 

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Cleaning Gunk Around Faucets?
thanks - never thought of vinegar and it worker perfectly!

 

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What Gifts Should Graduates Get for Other Graduates?
a favorite picture of them and a cheap from from the dollar store

 

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Remembering To Use Coupons?
I love your question. BE SURE you are buying the items on SALE, then use the coupon. I belong to the grocerygame.com and so far this year I have saved over $1000 and only on a family of 2 adults and 1 toddler. I havent paid for soap, shampoo, personal items...

 

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Remembering To Use Coupons?
it should say baseball card inserts

 

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Wedding Reception Locations in Saginaw, MI?
Hi ~ I grew up in the township -- small world. If I had to do it all over again, I would simply have a very small wedding maybe at a park or someones house. Or what about all those small lakes - someone may know someone who lives there. the environment is important...

 

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Fixing Mistakes on Counted Cross Stitch Projects?
I make mistakes all the time. If it is nothing to serious, just skip it. One thing I do is usually make the outline of the section that I am going to stich. this way I only need to count this area one time. I then go back and fill in the outline then do the...

 

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Homemade Antibacterial Wipes
You can also use tea tree oil or a cleaner with tea tree oil in to prevent mold. I wonder, as that can be spendy, if vinegar would work?

 


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