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By heather inwood 13 233 Flag

February 10, 2016

beautiful - How lucky you are.

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By heather inwood 13 233 Flag

February 10, 2016

How can anyone abuse a little beauty like this wee one - let alone any animal for that matter. Thankyou for loving her. She's a sweetie.

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By Abigail A. 15 1,044 Flag

February 10, 2016

The brain uses glucose for fuel. Fruits are good, like a banana. Oatmeal would also be good. Omega 3's are also good. They are found in extra virgin olive oil, nuts like walnuts and pecans, and seeds like sunflower seeds.

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By Cindy 2 7 Flag

February 10, 2016

Blueberries are brain food.

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By Abigail A. 15 1,043 Flag

February 10, 2016

Female dogs can have a litter with two different fathers. The other pups might have been pit bulls, but the one you picked has a Blue Merle Border Collie as a dad.

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By Lois D. 3 Flag

February 10, 2016

Very cute pup. I have no idea what breed he has in him but it is possible for a letter of pups to have several different sires depends how many dogs the bitch mated with. I once had a rescued purebred black Labrador who was pregnant when I got her. She had 9 pups, 2 black labs, 2

golden labs, 2 black & white Border Collies, 2 Australian Blue Cattle and one that looked like it had German Shepherd. They were all taken by friends of mine so I saw them grow up and the Australian Cattle and Border Collies looked like purebred dogs, amazing.

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By Abigail A. 15 1,043 Flag

February 10, 2016

The reason your cat still has a problem is because this has probably turned into an abscess.

An abscess happens when a puncture wound, such as a bite, gets infected. The area above the infection swells and the hair falls of. Your cat is trying to clean out the wound but can't because he can't get his tongue into the wound. The original puncture is very small and probably already scabbed over.

At this point neosporin won't work. You're putting it on the surface but that isn't where the infection is. The wound has to be drained and flushed. Oral antibiotics will probably be prescribed in case the bacteria has invaded the bloodstream.

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By Lizzyanny 9 1,256 Flag

February 10, 2016

You may need a new Vet. It seems to me that he has not treated you cat effectively. Remember anything you put on her wound may be licked off and ingested. I would be concerned about what exactly is going on with that wound. It seems it is not a simple infection, or the meds would have worked. Try a new Vet. You'll kick yourself later if this wound progresses to something life threatening.

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By Abigail A. 15 1,041 Flag

February 10, 2016

A purebred husky can be piebald. This doesn't prove that he is or isn't purebred. It is a possibility. You still shouldn't breed him if you don't know his genetic history.

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By Mina 25 38 Flag

February 10, 2016

Does it really matter if he is purebred or not? He's your fur baby and he's gorgeous. I hope that you love and respect one another for many years to come.

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By Abigail A. 15 1,040 Flag

February 10, 2016

You can't.

Your daughter gave you a responsibility that wasn't yours. I understand she was under duress, but part of being an adult (I'm assuming she is) is not to dump your responsibilities on your mom.

Since Jack Russell terriers are small dogs, they are often spoiled, but as you can see they are not lap dogs like your Maltese or Shih Tzu. They are ratters, bred to be persistent hunters, with more muscular structure and a general strong-willed disposition. They are very smart and must be trained properly. I can tell your daughter didn't do this. Now your beloved dog is in danger.

Give this dog back to your daughter ASAP. It is her responsibility to find the dog a suitable home, not a home where a fifteen year old lap dog makes a target for the dog. If she can't she must contact a rescue shelter or no-kill shelter. In the future, let her know that you will not bail her out with animals. You can't afford to put your own precious ones' lives in danger.

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By Lizzyanny 9 1,254 Flag

February 10, 2016

You might consider a muzzle until you can find a better solution. A new home as an only dog might be what this dog needs.

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By Lizzyanny 9 1,254 Flag

February 10, 2016

This dog may need to be an only dog. And perhaps in a new home.

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By Lizzyanny 9 1,256 Flag

February 10, 2016

If this is a food allergy, there are many posts on this site. Do a search. I has a cairn terrier that was allergic to everything. I changed foods 15 to 20 times. Any part of his body he could reach was hairless. I finally prepared a mix of brown rice, olive oil, canned salmon (and vitamins) and fed it to him until he died at 17 years. He never had another problem with allergies.

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By DCA 4 1,353 Flag

February 9, 2016

Your dog clearly needs veterinary help now as she is suffering from skin and, perhaps, other problems as well. Her problem may or may not be related to food allergies, etc., but she needs help now!

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By Judi 2 12 Flag

February 10, 2016

Won't the pot holders fall off when you open the oven door?

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By smittykitty 1 2 Flag

February 10, 2016

Making pillow cases for children with cancer. Is Dracut MA to far for you to drive.

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By smittykitty 1 2 Flag

February 10, 2016

I would love to use your fabric for students who are making pillowcases for kids with cancer. I live in Massachusetts

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By Marcia S. 4 Flag

February 10, 2016

If you have small children or babies you should not use honey because it can make them ill. A Mother you use sugar

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By bryguy 2 149 Flag

February 10, 2016

There's no reason why you can't use a rice cooker as long as the cooker cooks rice like one would do on the stove. That means cheap old fashion cookers that take about 20-25 mins to cook the rice. They use a simple temperature sensor to know when the water is absorbed and then turn off. More expensive cookers like those that use "fuzzy logic" often have a warm soaking stage to make better tasting rice, taking about 40-50 mins to cook rice. Some very advanced ones take more than an hour. The prolonged cooking may still work, but we just don't know at this point. So if you want to be sure, use a regular electric rice cooker.

Similarly, a pressure cooker may not work. My electric pressure cooker makes the best rice possible and only takes 4 mins. But the shortened time and increased pressure may affect the way the coconut oil interacts with the rice. Again, it may still work but it's unproven.

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By Catherine 7 163 Flag

February 10, 2016

Hello !

It is Ledebouria socialis - Scilla violacea. The leaves are more beautiful than the flowers but the flowers are a sign of its good health and they make a beautiful contrast with the leaves. I have got one but I did not take care of it and it is very resistant but it is not as beautiful as it used to be. Looking at your plant makes me want to try to bring it back to its original good shape.

Hope this helps !

Catherine

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By Catherine 7 163 Flag

February 10, 2016

Hello !

It is Ledebouria socialis - Scilla violacea. The leaves are more beautiful than the flowers but the flowers are a sign of its good health and they make a beautiful contrast with the leaves. I have got one but I did not take care of it and it is very resistant but it is not as beautiful as it used to be. Looking at your plant makes me want to try to bring it back to its original good shape.

Hope this helps !

Catherine

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By bryguy 2 148 Flag

February 10, 2016

Would substituting Splenda for sugar (1/10th tsp of Splenda = 1 cup sugar) affect the texture negatively? For some pastries, sugar is necessary for because it caramelizes and can provide a crunch or firmness upon cooling. If texture is affected, I wonder what Splenda-to-sugar ratio is good.

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By Diane 3 Flag

February 10, 2016

The cookies look great! Can't wait to make them!! Thanks :)

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By Nightsong 39 87 Flag

February 10, 2016

Check at your local thrift stores. Goodwill, DAV, Salvation Army, ETC . . . They usually charge a fee, but if you tell them what it is for they might donate. Also check fabric stores. They might have some scraps or end of rolls.

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By Sandi/Poor But Proud 467 2,136 Flag

February 10, 2016

You can often ask thrift stores and craft supply stores for donations. Thrift stores have a wealth of unused fabric at rock bottom prices. You can also set up a "gofundme" account and see about people donating money. Lastly, advertise on Craigslist and you would be surprised at the responses. I did a fundraiser where I needed yarn and the response was amazing!! Good luck and please let us know how you did?

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By Cindy 2 7 Flag

February 10, 2016

Imagicode, Blockbrake, Open Sesame

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By Rose Anne Hutchence 7 268 Flag

February 9, 2016

Personally, Yasmin, I'm all for keeping it simple. "Unblock Your Creativity" says it all, don't you think? Or perhaps "Finding Your Creative Self." Good luck!

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By Diane 3 Flag

February 10, 2016

Maybe a DVD or a nice throw blanket; or both. Hope that helps :)

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By BJ 2 15 Flag

February 10, 2016

Yes you can take him to dinner or lunch or to a movie, a gift card for haircuts, or any type of gift cards.

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By cldf1542 2 Flag

February 10, 2016

I am 74 and live in Ga. here we have a Federal HUD program for seniors over 65 that are low income who need help with needed home repairs , if you could call the county to the City the couple live in to see if they have the same there, if not maybe they can forward you to an agency that can offer help.

Here in 2014, they replaced my heater and air, I also needed a new hot water heater which they replaced. I believe there is some help out there for that couple some where in their State. In Ga. you can call 211 which is the United Way and they can tell you about all agency you have in your state that you can apply for help.

Lots of luck........I hope this is a start for you to try and get help for them, you are a GOOD person.

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By mary knight 21 123 Flag

February 10, 2016

Admirable! I also use every discount, free product, and club priced items at my walking-distance Safeway. There is time involved adding items online to the club card . One thing I buy at Costco is the coconut oil; Safeway has only small jars of this must-have.

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By Nightsong 39 86 Flag

February 10, 2016

I have used this recipe for years, It always turns out great. The only thing I do differently is that add a teaspoon of vanilla when I stir the chocolate. Sometimes I use pecans or almonds instead of walnuts.

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By HerkDia 35 134 Flag

February 10, 2016

Having lived on a farm, and had to be the one to take care of chickens....I would rather buy eggs lol. Lots of work, expense is more than just chicken feed....have to have a coop, feeders, way to keep them warm in the winter, straw for bedding, feed, someone willing to keep things clean..etc. Believe me, it's worth a few dollars for eggs. It's not just a matter of "free" eggs....think about it first before you jump into the frying pan...: )

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By Judy Pariser S. 85 70 Flag

February 10, 2016

Thank you for the positive feedback. Children raised in frugal homes may complain and tell you you are cheap, but will thank you when they are on their own and can manage their money well.

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By pepper01930 1 Flag

February 9, 2016

We have a rule at our house (at least I try to enforce it -lol) when it breaks it gets replaced. You don't need the latest and greatest but we've all been brainwashed into thinking so. A good example is the line of kooks, oops I meant customers, who line up days before the latest and greatest Apple product goes on sale. What ? - how crazy is that.

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By Darla 24 182 Flag

February 8, 2016

Good post. I have a old cell phone and that's ok with me. I don't want or need the latest and greatest, the simpler, the better. ;-)

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By Candace Estrada 1 4 Flag

February 10, 2016

My puppy looks just like yours!!! See, I was told mine was Chihuahua, but had my doubts because he looks mixed! Either way we love him, but I'm so curious, can somebody help me identify him maybe

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By Candace Estrada 1 4 Flag

February 10, 2016

I was told my puppy was a Chihuahua, but he looks like your puppy Lol too cute? What do you think? Can somebody try to help Mr identify his breed? I was told he is Chihuahua, but looks very Chihuahua mixed! Either way, we love him, but I'm so curious!? Chi-pin, chiweenie, or full chi?

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By Candace Estrada 1 4 Flag

February 10, 2016

Beautiful dog! I'm so curious to know if my puppy that we recently got is Chihuahua or a mix? I'd be appreciative if someone can tell me their opinion on what they think he might be. His name's nugget, he's 12 weeks old. He kinda looks like yours!

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By Candace Estrada 1 4 Flag

February 10, 2016

Beautiful dog! I'm so curious to know if my puppy that we recently got is Chihuahua or a mix? I'd be appreciative if someone can tell me their opinion on what they think he might be. His name's nugget, he's 12 weeks old. They told me he was Chihuahua but he looks mixed Lol either way we're in love! Either a chiweenie, Chi pin, idk lol

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By BettyG 7 57 Flag

February 10, 2016

I doubt it. Benefits should be for American citizens only. So if the illegal person didn't pay in the system, she's not entitled.

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By DCA 4 1,353 Flag

February 8, 2016

Only the Social Security Administration can answer your questions. Call for an appointment at the local office and prepare copies of all pertinent information for your visit.

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By Ce 4 120 Flag

February 10, 2016

Check out www.rosesfund.org Great resources for all across the United States.

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By Gloria Z 10 258 Flag

February 10, 2016

Are you kidding? $3,600 is what it costs to amputate a leg on a animal - time to get a second opinion. I'd call the local University, animal rescue groups or animal control & see if they know of a cheaper way to fix the leg. Why can't the leg be set with a cast? Is it shattered? Your friend should also make arrangements with whom ever fixes the leg for a payment plan. There are charge cards for that & the vet will have the application for it in his office. Good luck to your friend & cat.

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By heather inwood 13 231 Flag

February 9, 2016

Get more quotes. But please get the kitten help , QUICKLY.

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By Lizzyanny 9 1,252 Flag

February 9, 2016

You can surrender the kitten to the ASPCA. It will be treated and put up for adoption when it has recovered. Don't wait, bones must be set right away, not to mention the severe pain.

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By likekinds 114 511 Flag

February 10, 2016

Thrifty thinking! I do this with a lot of plants. Right now, I have lots of red, white and pink Begonias started from last year's crop. Many are already blooming.

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By cybergrannie 32 893 Flag

February 10, 2016

This would be difficult for anyone on Thrifty to answer because there are so many variables.

It does appear to me that you are over insured since your husband has Medicare (BUT Medicare only covers a portion of the total bill).

I believe that AARP may be able to help you determine what you need but they may also try to get you to "switch" insurance so keep that in mind.

Some people have received help through their state insurance commissioner so you might try that also.

Have you discussed this with your insurance agent (through your personnel office)? They may be able to help you or recommend someone for you to see.

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By Rose Anne Hutchence 7 268 Flag

February 9, 2016

You ask a difficult question, Vicki. On the one hand you know the benefits of having insurance (your husband's benefits), on the other hand (in my humble opinion) buying insurance is giving in to fear. Insurance companies make a lot of money by selling fear (again, my opinion). If you reduce your amount of coverage, you are gambling to some extent on your continued health and well-being. Some questions to ask yourself as you consider reducing your coverage? Do you live a healthy lifestyle (a normal weight, regular exercise, meals containing high percentages of raw fruit and veg)? Do you have any hereditary concerns (does diabetes run in your family, for instance)? Is safety a consideration (do you indulge in high risk hobbies such as extreme sports, do you make a point of staying away from high-risk / high-crime areas)? Lastly, do you have a good savings account from which you can draw if, for instance, you break a leg and have to miss a couple of weeks' work?

Many of us gamble with continued good health and minimal health insurance coverage and never regret the choice. You'd be amazed the amount of money your money earns when you invest instead of paying insurance premiums.

Good luck to you.

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By likekinds 114 510 Flag

February 10, 2016

Any color in the spectrum. Red or gold would be good for starters.

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By likekinds 114 510 Flag

February 10, 2016

In the US, a pin is most often thought to be a safety pin, a straight pin or maybe a cylindrical metal pin often used in machinery. Also in the US, pegs are more often thought of as being a heavy, short wooden dowel such as those attached to a hat rack. Pegs can also be made of metal or plastic such as those used to hang objects from a peg board.

In the US, the manufacturers of clothes pins refer to the wooden parts as neither pins nor pegs, but 'clips'. So, at least in the US, the wooden parts are CLIPS.

I live in the US and have heard the term 'clothes pins' all my life. However, I love the older, often more 'colourful' British/English terms and have no trouble with the term 'clothes pegs'.

So, now that we know they are 'clips', we should also know they are equally suitable for hanging clothes indoors as well as out.

Thanks, ShirleyE

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By Phyllis 1 1 Flag

February 10, 2016

I also changed the needle and it seems to work better except the tension doesn't seem to change even when I adjust it on the New Home. What do you suggest?

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By attosa 174 426 Flag

February 10, 2016

Thank you, all! They are definitely handy. :)

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By Chris 1 69 Flag

February 8, 2016

Neat idea

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By StellaBell 179 148 Flag

February 10, 2016

Sorry for you loss and thanks for sharing your story. It's such a sad story.

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By Sandi/Poor But Proud 467 2,136 Flag

February 9, 2016

I am glad this idea helped. We all have to modify something in life so why not make it easier and cheaper??

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By Donna Swaile 1 9 Flag

February 9, 2016

Great idea. I sit for my showers (mobility issues) and have been looking for something. So logical but ingenious. I didn't have rings, do I used zap straps. Using 2 zap straps I attached it to the soap/facecloth as you did. My tub/shower is an older, so I needed it up higher

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By likekinds 114 510 Flag

February 9, 2016

I don't think the pink flowering plant is either an African Violet or a Gloxinia. I believe it is a Kalanchoe. Please google this and let us know. I never saw an African violet with 'thick rubbery leaves'.

This might help

www.krismers.com/Kalanchoe_care.pdf

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By Jean Brown 2 Flag

February 9, 2016

They are both African violets. The leaf of the pink one does not look like a gloxinia.

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By Ginnee 2 190 Flag

February 8, 2016

I'm pretty sure the pink one is a gloxinia. There are many different types, some with larger blooms, some with double and some with single blooms.

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By Liquidsparkle 1 Flag

February 9, 2016

Hi! new here, and I was wondering what I could do with hickory farms summer sausage (you know, the little ones everyone gets for christmas, lol). Your recipe calls for smoked sausage. Can I use summer sausage instead?

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By Harlean 142 428 Flag

February 9, 2016

I have a brother who is mentally challenged. My sister went to an attorney and asked him to fill out papers for her to become his guardian. She had to get the approval of all his siblings. I am sure your mother would approve if you wanted to do this.

Harlean from Arkansas

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By Linda L. 83 331 Flag

February 9, 2016

Definitely start with your doctor

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By Not_ur Momma 3 Flag

February 9, 2016

Take a very hot steamy shower before bed. Drink lots of water. the water temperature should be similar to the weather outside. This helps regulate your body. Visit your doctors office and ask for help. It could just be normal anxiety and that can be prescribed for.

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By DCA 4 1,353 Flag

February 9, 2016

Your family doctor can help identify your problem with testing, etc., and provide treatment to help reduce the sweating and body odor. Your doctor may refer you to specialist for a specific diagnosis and treatment.

Good Luck!

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By bryguy 2 147 Flag

February 9, 2016

Hand blenders aren't made for frothing. The blades chop and cut, not aerate. The easiest way to froth is to use a battery operated milk frother. The coil head is specifically designed to aerate and form bubbles. You can find them online for cheap.

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By bryguy 2 147 Flag

February 9, 2016

Tea bags, coffee, extracts, flavorings and creamers aren't "free of charge."

Even cheaper is to go to a Chinatown and buy some instant milk tea mix or white coffee mix. All the ingredients are already in each packet. They're very popular in Asia and in Chinese-American communities.

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By barb 1 8 Flag

February 9, 2016

good idea. going to try,barb

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By J-Kat 7 45 Flag

February 9, 2016

I've read about this in old books, but I think the old celluloid collars were pretty uncomfortable. (Sorry I'm just now seeing this!)

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By J-Kat 7 45 Flag

February 9, 2016

Could it be that the filter is faulty and not letting water flow to the ice maker? We've never had problems with the ice maker and filter like this, though our old ice maker froze up a couple of times and had to be thawed out to start working again.

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By Frugal Sunnie 11 1,696 Flag

February 9, 2016

Here's a link to the Singer website free download of the manual for your sewing machine:

http://www.singerco.com/uploads/dow ... _6267-wholeas-of-6_23_05-special.pdf

As near as I can work out from a quick scan of the manual - your machine doesn't have a raise-lower feature for the feed dogs. The machine comes with a snap-on feed dog cover that stops the feed dogs from coming into contact with your fabric. Is that on the machine? (see the pages in the manual about 'free motion embroidery')

If the cover plate isn't on the machine and your feed dogs are lower than the throat of the machine - you need to take your machine to a Singer qualified repair tech. This isn't a home fix.

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By heather inwood 13 231 Flag

February 9, 2016

I believe that you can buy charcoal tablets from your local pet shop to give the dog. Follow the instructions to how many to give the dog.

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By Cisco's Mom 15 149 Flag

February 9, 2016

Take them back to the cleaners. Mine is happy to recycle them.

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By Stephanie 155 244 Flag

February 9, 2016

You can use a black light - Urine stains glow and water would not. We got one to find where our cat had peed and it was a little appalling.

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By Purviben K. T. 1 5 Flag

February 9, 2016

Jayshree,

It is a long journey and we have many items boxed in. We have color coded bins- different color for each family member and each holiday. In addition to their closets, each person gets 5 bins to keep their stuff. Our home is no way spic n span but the clutter is kept at bay most times. First step to decluttering is to guard your home against items coming in. Make sure to politely and firmly tell everyone in family that you will NOT accept any items you do not need / have asked for. Grandparents seem to shower kids with gifts which will quickly drawn you - the clothes kids will not wear, toys they do not need or have space for, hairloom items you have neither space for or need. You also need to beware of your own buying. This is what works for us:

1. Do not buy because items are in sale. I only buy something because I need it, it has a place in my home and it brings me joy.

2 For family, I ask for and give gift cards, perishable items, $$ or only things someone requested as gifts rather than what I think someone may need. With young people as well as established households, many times gift items become a drag rather than something they need.

3. Adhere to One in - one out rule. Every time we buy one thing, similar one must be out of our closet/home. Hubby is catching onto it. Yesterday, he received nice winter shirts for BD gift. After thanking the givers, he told me before we wash it, let us donate some other shirts.

4. Make a habit of letting go of items I no longer need or use. I do not do ebay or garage sales but first find friends who can enjoy and need them or brng them to places such as kids school, library, shelter, good will, St. Vincent...

5. Buy experiences not things. Refrain from collecting things because it is on sale / free. Creating traditions such as Pizza on Friday goes longer in our home than shopping trips. My kids remember the snow tubing more than the stuff animal I bought (or refuse to). If allowed, every trip to Target, we will have a new Lego set and $$ gone from my wallet. By being firm, setting boundaries and having clear ideas, we try to keep ahead of clutter.

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By Catherine 7 161 Flag

February 9, 2016

Maybe a sort of Clivia ?

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By Catherine 7 161 Flag

February 9, 2016

Hello !

It is a Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica). The fruits are orange juicy and refreshing, not very tasty with a big shiny seed inside but the tree is beautiful all year round and very resistant.

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By Catherine 7 161 Flag

February 9, 2016

Hello !

It is a Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica). It gives orange fruits with a big shiny seed inside the fruits are juicy and refreshing not very tasty but the tree is beautiful and very resistant.

Catherine

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By Rose Anne Hutchence 7 268 Flag

February 9, 2016

Those of us who wear sweaters, especially the thinner ones which show fold marks, like to hang these garments. Instead of buying expensive hangers for this purpose, I use wire hangers and dollar store yarns; one basic of any colour and the second a prettier colour and texture. Use single crochet to cover the hanger with the basic and hot glue the end to the wire hook. Cover the first layer with the prettier yarn, again with single crochet.

I find the two layers of yarn ensure no shoulder marks in my hung sweaters. These also make great gifts when dressed up a bit with a fabric ribbon bow (again from the dollar store): sets of three are quick and easy to make.

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By CAROL 7 5 Flag

February 9, 2016

If concerned about the pressure foot being in down position. Just put the item you are sewing under the foot. Then thread needle.

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By HerkDia 35 133 Flag

February 8, 2016

I just discovered recently that if I put my finger behind the needle it helped to see the eye of the needle. Old eyes need any help they can get : )

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By Catherine 7 161 Flag

February 9, 2016

Hello ! I think it is a Peperomia obtusifolia. It should not be growing such long branches with so few leaves, it seems to be reaching for more light. You should repot it as Marty said or change the soil and you could try to move it to a window facing south with a protection from direct sunlight. Hope this helps !

Catherine

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By Catherine 7 161 Flag

February 9, 2016

Hello Darlene! You should never give salt or salted food to birds not even put salt in the water you provide them so that water will not freeze in the winter.

Read what the RSPB says about it here:

http://www.rspb.org.uk/news/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-241935

The RSPB is the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, it is a member of BirdLife International and you can really trust the English people when birds protection is concerned.

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By Sandi/Poor But Proud 467 2,134 Flag

February 9, 2016

You are welcome ladies. And realestatemama if you want to see the others I have done, visit www.miss-elaine-yus.com where you will find tons!! All here too btw.

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By Catherine 7 157 Flag

February 9, 2016

Hello !

I use hacksaw blades to cut styrofoam and it works well even when using the cheapest type of blades. If you do not have time to go and buy them you can try a sawtooth bread knife.

Hope this helps !

Catherine

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By Catherine 7 157 Flag

February 9, 2016

Hello ! The threading instructions diagrams you can find on this page : http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Dia ... _stitch_6_8_12_threading_diagram.htm includes the adjusting top thread tension and adjusting thread bobbin diagrams. Maybe you wrote "assemble the thread tension" because you have tried to low the tension to the maximum and the tension knob jumped out and got dissambled and you don't know in which order you have to put back all the pieces ? the spring, the little disks and the knob .... (been there done that ..) , in this case you should look here : http://mysewingmachineobsession.blo ... kenmore-158-tension-assembly_11.html

and here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzFXRdNE_1s

where the position of the little disks and how they work is very well explained. The mecanical parts of the modern sewing machines are not really different from the ones you find on the older machines they look different or they are more hidden but they work the same way. Hope this helps !

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By Catherine 7 157 Flag

February 9, 2016

Hello !

The threading diagram you can see on this page : http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Dia ... _stitch_6_8_12_threading_diagram.htm

includes instruction diagrams to adjust top thread tension and bobbin thread tension as well. Hope this helps !

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By lstanhope63 5 62 Flag

February 9, 2016

Thank you for sharing. Your article was so well written and easily understood. You are an incentive for any teen that wants to organize their room. I am a senior citizen and always so happy to hear such positive ideas. You go girl....

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By Lynda H. 4 Flag

February 9, 2016

i did this with a bunch of scraps and made a ripple afghan with it. keep all the little tied off "tails" to one side of your afghan as you crochet and you end up with a fuzzy looking side and a smooth side.

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By Pixiedust7 7 898 Flag

February 9, 2016

Very cute idea! You could also use washi tape or patterned duct tapes to cover the cardboard - the possibilities are endless!

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By barb 1 7 Flag

February 8, 2016

the best i have read

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By Not_ur Momma 3 Flag

February 8, 2016

Danielle, repetition. Spend the time to see how you use your stuff then design storage based on your usage pattern. Start putting items back where they came from every time.

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By DCA 4 1,353 Flag

February 8, 2016

An easy online search for "porcelain doll values" will produce many answers. Keep in mind that just because a doll may be fancy, old, inherited, etc., it most probably has little value as most are mass produced in the thousands. A doll's condition is extremely important in considering value-the best doll prices are paid for dolls literally never removed from their boxes. You can find prices for some dolls on EBay and try online for further research. This site is a good place to start:

http://collectdolls.about.com/library/blgallp.htm

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By DCA 4 1,353 Flag

February 8, 2016

An easy online search for "porcelain doll values" will produce many answers. Keep in mind that just because a doll may be fancy, old, inherited, etc., it most probably has little value as most are mass produced in the thousands. A doll's condition is extremely important in considering value-the best doll prices are paid for dolls literally never removed from their boxes. You can find prices for some dolls on EBay and try online for further research. This site is a good place to start:

http://collectdolls.about.com/library/blgallp.htm

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By DCA 4 1,353 Flag

February 8, 2016

The books may have some value, depending upon condition. You can research online and with book collectors and sellers, EBay, Craig's List, etc. Also check this site for possible information:

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http://www.book-collecting-tips.com/old-book-values.html

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By Sandra F. 2 Flag

February 8, 2016

Only if your steamer has a low setting other than that, it is harmful for laminate flooring.

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By Sandra F. 2 Flag

February 8, 2016

I just saw a video that states that vinegar is an acid and is harmful to laminate flooring.

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