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I have a Cinderella and Glass Slipper doll in the original box from the 1995 Barbara Elizabeth, The Fairy Tale Treasures Porcelain doll collection.
Many people recommend either vinegar or salt, but no one ever says "how much" to put in a washer load or even in a big pot. Will some one please give us that information in a usable form? Do you put in a cup or a whole gallon bottle of vinegar or a whole box of salt?
This recipe is my son-in-law's Grandmother, who makes it with Pork and Beans!
Winter is coming up too fast. This is a great thing for kids to do when stuck inside! I have also done it for Halloween Parties!
Use chip clips to hold your napkins and paper plates so they don't fly away on you outside. It holds them tight and it's easy to push open to grab one when you need it.
When buying in bulk, can turmeric be frozen? If not, what is the best way to store?
I want to re-paint the walls in my mobile home. I found out that the walls were not treated before painting the first time (I believe it was that vinyl shiny stuff), just painted on top of the vinyl. The paint is peeling in spots. What should I do before re-painting?
How do I get the green stuff off of my bathroom cabinet handles?
While roofing, I got tar on my gold chain and the medallions hanging from it. What is the safest way to remove the tar without harming the jewelry?
I keep a laundry basket in the back of my car. I put my newspaper and plastic bags in the laundry basket. Once a week, I stop at a local resale shop that is run by a charity. They need the paper to wrap glass items and the bags for customer's items.
I used love to knit, but now I am in a wheelchair and disabled on my left side. Are there any products that I can buy to knit again? Please.
I found an old kids cookbook that does not have a cover on it! Here is one of the recipes that your kids can do!
I have a small cell phone. It's not a smart one, but it's fine for what I need it for. My husband had purchased me a nice $15 case for it. Then I lost it and I would not spend another $15 to get a replacement case. Instead, I bought a pair of toddler socks.
The day after Halloween, get as much candy you can for half price. Get only the ones that are not Halloween looking and then freeze the candy. Watch as your kids scream with delight on Christmas morning when they see their stockings!
Is Norwall wallpaper pattern RG10300, flower rose red on cream a discontinued wallpaper? If so, is there anyone who still sells it?
So I was using my mom's sewing machine and the circle thing on the right side was being funky so I turned it and stuff and this little metal hook-like piece fell out. Now the machine doesn't sew. What did I do?
I put flea and tick squeeze-on on my dog. How fast does it work? My dog has been scratching like crazy! That's why I put the medicine on him.
My daughter is turning 13 and she wants to invite about 15 people both guys and girls. We are having a hard time picking a theme. Any suggestions?
I have a white sewing machine, model W1750 D'lite sewing machine that my aunt purchased and gave to me. It sews fine both straight and zigzag. The problem is that it won't stop stitching when you hit the stop button or release the foot pedal.
My male finch died today and the female laid her second egg today. Can the female take care of the eggs on her own? She is still laying eggs (only her second one today). Should I get another male for her now?
This room needs a firecracker of color to make it "pop." There is not a lot of light in this room to begin with. We have a medium gray tile floor (Daytona Beach sand remedy) and dark brown leather furniture. The walls are a combination of a medium tan and aqua.
Is there a member that can tell me how to season a spaghetti squash? I have cooked one only one time some years ago. I put butter, salt and a little pepper on it. It needs something else. Can someone help, I'm not too well off in the seasoning dept. I am looking for recipes too. Thank you much.
How much would a complete set of encyclopedia Britannica from 1904 be worth? It is in good condition, spines intact, and no tears or frays on cover or pages. It is a complete set, hard (cloth) cover.
Here's what I have: broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, carrots, acorn squash, and green beans. I also have ground turkey, beef, chicken stock, canned diced tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, soy sauce, etc. What kind of soup can I make?
Looking for cross stitch pattern "All To Myself". It has a buggy and horse on top and a woman sitting near a small table on bottom with the saying in middle.
I did three batches of grape jelly, the first is syrup like. For the second and third I used more pectin and they didn't set either. Now what to do?
My daughter recently broke her leg and it's right before her 13th birthday. I'm trying to come up with fun things to do for her birthday. If anyone has any ideas that would be great thanks.
I need a name for my interior design business that reflects luxury and detail.