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Link: Fullcart.org for Inexpensive Food Delivery
Thank you for this information.

 

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Toning Down Dyed Hair?
I used some Dawn dish detergent to take out some color one time.

 

How to Brew Coffee in a Percolator - glass of iced coffee

How to Brew Coffee in a Percolator
I have been using a stove top percolator for years. It makes very hot coffee, which I love. It is definitely cheaper than buying all the little coffee pods and adds less waste to the landfills. When I can find one at a yard sale I grab it.

 

Wakame Seaweed Salad in bowl

Wakame Seaweed Salad
I love seaweed salad. Where do you find the fresh seaweed? Ive never seen it for sale.

 

Refilled water bottles in the refrigerator.

Refilling Water Bottles to Save Money
According to scientists the ridges and tiny cracks in plastic bottles are a breeding ground for bacteria and can harbour dangerous germs, such as the norovirus. With most of us rinsing rather than washing properly, they continue to multiply. One study, published...

 

A bottle of coconut oil.

Buy Close Outs To Try New Foods
I bought the exact same jar of coconut oil. I figured that it did not say food quality - so probably isnt. How do you know it is OK to eat and cook with?

 

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Leaving a Verbally Abusive Spouse?
You will feel so much better about yourself and life in general once you make a permanent break. Good luck to you.

 

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Cleaning Blood Off a Rug?
Thanks to all for taking the time to answer. My rug looks better, but not back to normal yet.

 

A card in memory of Clara Walker with angel wings.

Clara Walker's Last Days
This is so well written. I feel like I know Clara. Have you thought of submitting it for publication (Readers Digest perhaps)?

 

A bottle of Truvia Nectar.

Product Review: Truvia Nectar
Truvia is also offering free samples. Try their website. The nectar is great.

 

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Diabetes 2 Glucose Trackers?
Thank you. I will check out these sites. I just went to another diabetes/nutrition class (5 Mondays). Half the class were pre-diabetics trying to learn what to do to stop the progression. Maybe your daughter could benefit from this?

 

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Diabetes 2 Glucose Trackers?
That is a good idea. I could bring it to the doctor. Thank you.

 

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Diabetes 2 Glucose Trackers?
Thank you. I will give this a try.

 

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Sharing Living Expenses?
The earlier answer is totally right. The only way I would stay there is if it is cheaper than renting an apartment of your own. The extras that I was not reimbursed for, I would divide into 2 or hopefully 3 parts and subtract any you are not paid back for from...

 

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Having an Ex-spouse Over for Thanksgiving?
I think you did absolutely the right thing, you couldnt just invite a guest without checking with the hostess. The only other option was to host the meal yourself or your daughter could have offered to host Thanksgiving.

 

A bag with bottled water for Halloween

Hand Out Water for Halloween
I think it is a great idea,

 

Save Money with a Costway Mini Washer

Save Money with a Costway Mini Washer
Thank you for posting this. I have been wondering how well these work, so nice to get an opinion.

 

Free Fruit Infused Water

Orange Peels for Free Fruit Infused Water
I hope you scrub the peels very well. I keep thinking of pesticides on fruit.

 

What Kind of Snake Is This?

What Kind of Snake Is This?
Pointed head = poisonous.

 

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Clothing for Shoulder Surgery and Other Tips
Thank you for posting these hints, very helpful.

 

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Alternative Uses for a Fleece Throw?
Use at the end of the bed to add color, drape over a chair, or the sofa, re-gift....

 

A dress bought at a thrift store

Using My Clothing Budget Wisely
This is a great and well-written article. I agree with your shopping habits and hate to spend full price for anything (except underwear, as you stated). I am a size 16 and find oodles of stuff at my local Savers. I love being able to buy brand new Clark shoes...

 

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Finding 11.3 oz. Plastic Folger's Cans?
Could you ask for your request to be printed in the church bulletin? So nice that you and your children are doing this.

 

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Use Broom to Clean Popcorn Ceiling
Popcorn ceilings made in the 70s and early 80s contain asbestos. A piece of asbestos the size of a dime causes serious damage to a human (or pets). If it is flaking off, I think you need to get it tested.

 

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Social Security Survivor's Benefits?
From my understanding, if you are married to someone for 10+ years, you do qualify to receive benefits. However, if you are receiving payments yourself, they adjust for that. The Social Security Office has a website, you can call them, or go in. Theres no penalty...

 

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Turning Off Circuit Breakers While Away?
Why not have the electricity turned off? Be sure to leave the refrigerator door open and obviously empty.

 

cream colored rough coated dog

What Breed Is My Dog?
I think she looks like a Westhighland Terrier - a Westie.

 

Homemade Cleaning Products

Homemade Cleaning Products
One of the things I like about these recipes is that the liquids do not come out of aerosol cans. I find as I am getting older that aerosols are bothering my breathing more and more.

 

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Outlet Stopped Working?
Did you check to see if the fuse was OK?

 

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Lightening Dyed Hair?
In my opinion, I would find a new hairdresser. When they stop doing what you want, and mess up with greenish hair they are no longer interested.

 

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Curtain Color Advice?
I would like a bright blue, turquoise. A pattern would work well too. Also some pillows in that color or pattern would help to add some color. Your room already sounds so pretty. Good luck.

 

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Remedies for Body Odor?
I find I smell better when I use anti-bacterial soap. Good luck.

 

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Removing Popcorn Finish from Ceiling?
Popcorn ceilings most often have asbestos in them. Asbestos is carcinogenic. It is dangerous to disturb the popcorn particles. You need to have a small sample checked for asbestos, and if positive for asbestos a special crew needs to be hired. My husband died...

 

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Removing Popcorn Ceiling?
Most popcorn ceilings have asbestos in them and you should not paint or remove them yourself. Have a chip tested.

 

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Treating Chigger Bites
I dont think it is safe to rub a pesticide onto your skin and leave it overnight.

 

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Sharing Mortgage Expenses With Boyfriend?
Sounds like a good deal for him. He will be making money, and paying out minimum. What will you get out of this deal: the pleasure of cleaning and cooking for him? If he doesnt care about making your live easier now, he never will. Its ALL about him.

 

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Eligibility for Survivor Benefits?
Like the previous poster stated: call SS or contact them online. They are very helpful. I cant help but ask if you are resentful of a child who was basically abandoned by both his natural parents? Why is this your business?

 

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Ironing Polyester Fabric?
Moo is right, use an ironing cloth. I used to use a small hand towel as the ironing cloth. Make sure the iron is set fairly low and not hot. You can always make the iron hotter, but too hot will melt or ruin polyester.

 

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Other Cats Using My Cat Flap?
I had to give up my cat door as my cat would bring animals in such as rabbits. He would kill them inside the house. I also worried about other animals coming in. If you can see the other cat - throw water on it. Make a lot of noise. Make it unpleasant. Or you...

 

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Dog Pees and Poops in House When Left Alone?
Kennel him when you go out. He probably will not soil the kennel. When you return, take him immediately out.

 

Beagle puppy.

Dog With Itchy Ears?
Try hydrogen peroxide or witch hazel in his ear. My dog, a beagle, does not tolerate either of those being put into his ear. He growls etc. I have taken him to the vet many, many times. Finally a new vet suggested a better diet with limited ingredients. I have...

 

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Treating a Dog's Ear Infection?
I have a beagle who has had ear problems for about 2 years. I have spent a fortune on him, and he has been miserable. Finally the last new vet I saw suggested it could be a food allergy. I started him on Nutro diet about 2 weeks ago and I think it is the solution...

 

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Sharing Expenses With Boyfriend?
What a great deal for this man. I wish I could live somewhere for free and be taken care of. You and your children are being taken advantage of by this creep. Do you expect him to change into a kind, reasonable man? He wont. He has no respect for you, your...

 

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Kitchen Colour Advice?
I wouldnt paint it red, but I would use a lot of strong red accessories. I think red looks so good with grey, black or white.

 

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Finding a Source for Ostomy Bags?
Could you ask your doctor to write a new prescription for more bags a month?

 

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Dealing with an Abusive Spouse?
Sounds like the home I grew up in. I am 63 and still in counseling because of it.

 

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Remembering the Order of the Planets
What happened to Pluto? : )

 

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Recipe for Corn Toasties?
They were yummy! Thanks for the link.

 

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Remedy for Dry Hard Diabetic Feet?
I am diabetic too and had the worst dry area on my right foot. People (friends) commented on how awful it looked. About 3 nights a week I would put Vaseline on and cotton socks, but it didnt help. I bought expensive diabetic foot cream. It didnt help. I tried...

 

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Applying Sunblock to a Child?
Have you tried the spray on sunblock? I like it because it is fast and easy. Also, do you use lip balm with SPF of at least 15? I just had a lip biopsy done, and I do wish I had used lip balm years ago.

 

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Red Rash on Foot?
I had a red rash on one foot for quite a while. Nothing helped. Finally I decided it was the socks I was wearing. I started to soak my foot in salt water everyday, & within a few days the rash disappeared.

 

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Can I Claim my Ex-husband's Social Security?
I am pretty sure anyone can collect on an ex -dead or alive - if they were married for at least 10 years - - if you are over the age of 65. Social Security has a wonderful website.

 

Installing a Cat Door
I had a cat door and had to close it off. My cat would bring in mice, rabbits, whatever he caught. He was a proud hunter, but his treats scared me to death.

 

Dog tag used as medical ID with "Diabetic" on the first line and "Tetanus Allergy" on the second.

Saving Money on Medical Alert Jewelry
I am diabetic too, and I think this is a great idea. Thanks.

 

Bugs on blue upholstery.

Watch For Pests In Secondhand Items
A friend of mine bought a brand new mattress set - top of the line, from a well known store and it arrived with fleas! They refused to return it.

 

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Donating Clothes And Household Items To Charities
I am so proud of you for saving yourself and your son. You are a hero!

 

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Don't Use Your Linen Closet For Your Sheets
Please, no plastic bags under a crib mattress. It is a disaster waiting to happen.

 

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Order Glasses Online
Amazing what we can find on E-bay. Thanks.

 

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What Agencies Give Laptops to Underprivileged Veterans?
The Veterans Hospital in Boston mentioned my husband qualified for a free computer. We see the V.A. Hospital for severe eye problems, and that department keeps a social worker on staff.Could you call and ask to speak with the ombudsman or a social worker for...

 

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Decorating with a Paris Theme
It sounds so nice. Good job!

 

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Eggnog
This is an excellent recipe, but I think theres a problem with raw eggs (salmonella).

 

A bird next to a Christmas tree decoration with Cheerios.

An Outdoor Christmas Offering
Birds should not be fed uncooked rice.

 

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Face Paint on a Micro Suede Clothing?
You could try some cornstarch. Layer a little bit on your vest, and rub slightly. Let it sit for a while and then dust off. Cornstarch is good at absorbing messes. I used it on a suede skirt I had that was nearly ruined when I sat on something.It worked very...

 

a girl and a sight impaired man using assistive technology.

Ten More Things to Do with a Blind Companion
My husband is legally blind. All the suggestions are wonderful. One more that I might add is listening to talking books. These are available here in Mass. from Perkins School for the Blind, free & postage paid. The player was also loaned to us for free. It...

 

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Cleaning a Popcorn Ceiling?
Most popcorn ceilings contain asbestos. Anything containing asbestos should not be moved around - washed, removed, whatever. As you were washing your ceiling you might not notice tiny airborne pieces of asbestos flaking off, but if you inhaled any of it - you...

 

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Cleaning a Popcorn Ceiling?
It shouldnt be disturbed at all because most popcorn ceilings contain asbestos and asbestos is a known carcinogenic.

 

Beaded Drop Earrings

Beaded Drop Earrings
I love to make earrings too. You are right, they are so inexpensive to make and do make geat gifts!

 

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Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas?
The best gift I ever received was a handwritten thank you note for working with a child.

 

A small girl dressed as a witch.

Halloween: Little Witch
Very cute little girl!

 

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Cleaning Silver Jewelry?
I sell silver jewelry. I use a silver polishing cloth & sometimes silver polish.

 

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Bring Baggies for Taking Home Leftovers
I think that is smart of you.

 

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Portable Washing Machine Recommendations?
I had a small portable washer some time back. It washed the clothes all right, but the clothes had to be rinsed by hand and the wash tub had to be filled by hand. It was too much bother. I paid about $100.00 for it. It was electric.

 

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Frozen Grapes for a Sweet Treat
Lots of sugar in grapes. As a diabetic, I can only eat about 10 at a time, and I love them frozen.

 

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Can You Buy the Powdered Cheese as Sold in Boxed Mac and Cheese?
I have had good luck buying bulk items at http://waltonfeed.com/store/ They carry powdered cheese.

 

Binder for Saving School Keepsakes

Binder for Saving School Keepsakes
The boys are beautiful! Good idea, Thanks.

 

Using a dog tag for medical information.

Use Dog Tag for Medical Information
I have a medic alert bracelet, but I will use this for extra protection. Thank you - a great idea.

 

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Share Your Worst Cooking Disaster
I added grape jelly to meatballs one year. Of course they were awful!

 

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Cancer Risk With Non-Stick Cookware
Thank you for this reminder. Dr. Oz has said the same thing. Good luck with your health.

 

Shopping for Heart Fan Shaped Candelabra?
I just googled heart shaped candelabra and a bunch of sites popped up plus places where they could be rented.

 

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Removing Odors from an Old Wardrobe?
I had good luck with a trunk that smelled by leaving it in the sun a few days (bring in at night). Also, you might dry: unwrapped bars of soap, charcoal, clean cat litter, and a good scrubbing with something like Murphys Soap. Good luck.

 

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Paint Thinner May Have Damaged Dry Erase Board?
Next time you need to clean a dry erase board, try hairspray and paper towels.

 

A makeshift shower seat made from a bucket.

Homemade Shower Seat
What a good idea, especially because people often only need them for a short time, such as after knee replacement. I used a lawn chair in the shower, but it was so big. Thanks for the idea.

 

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Looking for Sheets With a Money Pattern?
Where can you find money print bedding? In: Shopping, money bedding Go to www.domestications.com. They have Big Money comforter sets for $39.99, any size. The coin nightstand/bank is to cute.

 

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Tools That Help The Blind Today
Thanks for all the information. We found out yesterday that my husband is legally blind. Our heads are still spinning.

 

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Bring Tote Bag with Children's Activities
Best of luck to your DIL and blessings to you.

 

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Refreshment Ideas for a Neighborhood Get Together?
An ice cream social, lots of toppings, a few flavors of ice cream, whipped cream, a bowl of cherries.

 

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Can I Request Giftcards in Lieu of Gifts for a Shower?
No. But if someone asks you can suggest gift cards.

 

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Grilling Salmon With Skin On?
We grill salmon all the time. We just flip it, skin down, on a hot grill, for about 5 minutes. We dont turn it over, but we do leave the cover down on the grill for part of the time. Its delicious.

 

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Mold Stains on Synthetic Carpet?
I agree with Deeli. You have to remove the mold before you can do anything else. Good luck.

 

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Suggestions for Buying Vinyl Shutters?
I know that you can help vinyl shutters to look like new again by using Armorall (spelling?), the same product you use on car dashboards, etc. Vinyl shutters can also be painted, wooden ones have to be painted (and scraped, sanded).

 

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Versatile Egg Rolls
Thank you for these directions. I cant wait to try. Can you bake them too?

 

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