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RE: How short should I cut my daughter's hair?

By lol1 10/31/2014

as you can probably tell from my name I have been about on this earth long enough to have had kids and even grand kids and I have been in your situation and the situation of your child.

when I was younger I had almost shoulder length afro hair which I loved but I didn't care for it very well. it was the time of my monthly trim and I sat in the chair as normal when I heard the sound of a razor going, I wasn't too bothered by this because there was a boy next to me. it turns out they were shaving the back and sides of mine and trimming the top to an inch of length. I noticed too late. I didn't speak to my mum for months and hated her it still makes me angry thinking about it now. so please take your kid's thoughts on short hair in to opinion or you could end up with a broken relationship that might never heal.

from the side of the mum though I had the same problem as you. my daughter had a massive afro even bigger than mine was but didn't take care of it at all and being a single mum I found it very time consuming and expensive. after the traumatic experience I had though I decided to talk to her and me and my daughter came to a compromise, I would get her hair cut to ma manegable length (not too short) if she would promise too look after it now and if she didn't she would have to have short back and sides.

I realise it will be slightly different for you as your daughter doesn't have natural hair but that is the general idea and it worked for me because she looked after her hair and it was a much better length too. I hope this will help you out

Mama Gina

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RE: Setting Dye in Fabric

By aquilanaeo 10/31/2014

Please,am i to use cold water from d fridge or just water from d tap?
I'm a bit confused.

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RE: Is Cat Food Bad for Dogs?

By Great Granny Vi 10/31/2014

We have been told NO!! by 3 Vets.
Dog food for dogs and cat food for Cats PERIOD.
One even said some cat food could cause cancer in dogs. Of course some dogs do like cat food, but they also like CHOCOLATE,which is also bad and even dangerous for them. Why take a chance?
After a full year we finally found a dry food "Boo" will eat. It has cost a small fortune trying different brands, But he has almost eaten 1/8th of this 4.5 lbs.bag.The name is Sweet Potato and Fish Formula for Small Breeds By Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance. We are grateful to have finally found something he will eat every day even if it is just 30-35 little pieces a day. GG Vi

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RE: Homemade Thundershirt for Dogs

By Great Granny Vi 10/30/2014

We just bought one at PetCo last week. It was $39 and and we were told if it didn't work we could bring it back with the box and receipt with- in 60 days for our money back. It has helped some after these few days. We'll keep it for 30 days to give it a good chance, then take it back if it doesn't. I think that is a fair trial. GG Vi

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RE: Household Hints from the 1960s

By jehosophat jones 10/30/2014

I still do that with the soap!
Marg from England.

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RE: Veggie Pie from the Farm

By bryguyf69 10/30/2014

In Step 6, you wrote, "Let it cook slightly...then enjoy!" Do you mean, "COOL slightly"? Baking for an hour is hardly cooking slightly! :)

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RE: Veggie Pie from the Farm

By bryguyf69 10/30/2014

In Step 2, you write, "in the butter mixture." What is the "butter mixture"? Is it just plain butter, or was a step left out? Thanks.

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RE: Veggie Pie from the Farm

By bryguyf69 10/30/2014

To make completely vegetarian, use vegetable oil-based spread instead of butter, and soy-based (tofu) mayo and cheese.

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RE: Red Dye Ran in the Wash

By dovah.fire 10/30/2014

If you rub a sliced open leen on it it will draw the pink coloring out .

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RE: Leewards Ornament Kits

By frugalsunnie 10/30/2014

Try Michaels - they bought Leewards in 1994.

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RE: Kenmore Sewing Machine Needle Won't Move

By frugalsunnie 10/30/2014

This isn't a fix you can do at home - the problem could be anything from a bit of fluff or thread lint caught in a part of the bobbin area you'll not be able to reach without specialty tools, to a worn or broken bobbin gear - another fix you can't do at home.

Really, the best thing is to take this to a professional. Whatever you do, DO NOT used 'canned air' in an effort to blast the possible lint out of the casing or gear, you really will only make matters worse.

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RE: Fixing a Kenmore Bobbin Casing

By frugalsunnie 10/30/2014

A seven year old Kenmore should be a fairly complex machine but $100USD seems a bit steep even with the complexity. $100 should cover a full servicing, not just oiling the bobbin casing and an adjacent bit.

Ring him/her back and ask if that $100 covers a full servicing. If no, get a second opinion - $100 is too much for just that wee bit.

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RE: Top Thread Not Picking Up Bobbin Thread

By frugalsunnie 10/30/2014

A thread nest like you're describing could be from incorrect upper tension (when was the last time you flossed the tension discs? Also, make sure you're using the correct upper tension for the fabric, thread, and needle you're using.),

or using the wrong needle for the fabric you're trying to sew (have you checked your manual or an online sewing site for correct needles for fabric types?),

or the feed-dogs being set wrong (have you checked your manual for the correct setting for the fabric you're sewing?),

or the stitch width, length, type isn't right (some machines have several settings for straight, zig-zag, or stretch, and all have to have all the settings adjusted per the manual instructions or thread nests and worse happen)

or the fabric you're using being so thin the machine pulls the fabric into the bobbin area just enough to cause the machine to spit a shedload of thread at it to get enough grip to move it under the needle and presser foot (try holding the thread tails at the back of the machine and gently pulling the thread tails taut as you start stitching).

Any of the above SHOULD solve your problem - if nothing works, it's time for a visit to the repair tech to have the bobbin gear replaced - usually the worst case scenario with thread nests.

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RE: Repairing a Singer Fashion Mate 258

By frugalsunnie 10/30/2014

From the photo you've posted, it looks to me there are two more screws to remove - bottom centre, holding the shaft in the machine.

Also, try this link for more info, free and paid downloads for repair manuals:

http://www.tandtrepair.com/

If he can't help you, no-one can!

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RE: Fig Nut Bread

By Pammy50 10/30/2014

I have a question: would I be able to use dried figs, that could be bought in the store? If so, would I have to peel those?
Thanks for any information.

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RE: Sewing Machine Needle Won't Move

By frugalsunnie 10/30/2014

The best suggestion I can make (as a sewing teacher and self-taught sewing machine repair tech) is to take it to a qualified Singer sewing machine repair tech. Any sewing centre will be able to help you.

The trouble you're having with your vintage machine could have so many causes there isn't room here to go through the list, but the list begins with: when was the last time this machine had a full servicing including cleaning, oiling, and checking the workings for problems or potential problems?

Only a qualified tech can help you at this point, and you'll either have a machine in perfect working order, or the bad news the machine is past saving.

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RE: Egg Whites for Angel Food Cake

By Litter Gitter 10/30/2014

Also, when you take the Angel Food Cake out of the oven, turn it upside down to cool. To hold it up, I rest the edge of the pan on 3 coffee cups. As soon as it cools, it's ready to take out of the pan. Go around the edge of the cake with a long knife to loosen it from the pan. Then dump it on your cake plate.

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RE: Thread Pulling Bobbin Spool Out of Place

By frugalsunnie 10/30/2014

I'm so sorry to tell you this but the machine isn't ever going to work properly - once these mini-machines start acting up they're never right again. It will be problem after problem after problem.

The best thing for you to do is bin this mini-machine, and buy a real one. I highly recommend the Janome or Singer entry-level range with the top drop-in bobbin system.

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RE: Machine Locks and Won't Sew

By frugalsunnie 10/30/2014

The packaging for the new case was labelled incorrectly - take the part back to the shop along with your machine and show them it's not the right one. If you bought the case online, take pictures of the part in the machine, and email the company.

And if you ordered this directly from SingerCo, you need to let them know this part and the lot it came in with is mislabelled. They'll take care of the problem for you but it may take a few weeks - be sure to keep a note of the lot number on the incorrect part so that you can check the next one before you even open the package.

The reason it works when you press on it with your finger but not when the lever is closed is because it's the wrong one - the weight of your finger compensates for the incorrect size but when the lever is closed and the case 'seated', it doesn't really seat. A millimetre difference is enough to cause the problem you're having.

You need to find a Singer trained repair tech in a sewing centre - he/she will be able to source the correct part, and will keep at it until it's right.

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RE: Asa (Black Kitten)

By feekie 10/30/2014

I have a black cat too, so I know how hard it is to take his picture, so I made a copy of yours and tried to lighten it up a bit. Asa is very adorable. :)

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RE: Sewing Machine Needle Won't Go Down

By frugalsunnie 10/30/2014

You need to take your machine to a qualified sewing machine repair tech. The wire you mention will need to be reset into where it's broken from, and may need to be soldered.

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RE: Sewing Machine Won't Stitch

By frugalsunnie 10/30/2014

Is this a mini-sewing machine? If yes, I don't think there's much that can be done - it sounds as though one of the gears inside has broken but most repair techs won't touch it because these are very inexpensive, and very unreliable. It would cost more to have fixed than to buy a good entry-level full size machine.

If you can, consider buying a 'beginner' sewing machine with a top drop-in bobbin system. Depending on where you live, a beginner Janome with a top drop-in bobbin system will cost you from £50 ($70USD) to £150; a Singer from around £150 to £250 depending on the features.

I teach sewing (and do some sewing machine repair) here in Scotland, and suggest Janome or Singer machines to my students nearly every day. The top drop-in bobbin system means much easier loading, and nearly jam-proof sewing.

I'm sorry, I wish I could tell you something more cheerful.

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RE: In Memory of Rubin (Cat)

By freedombelle2001 10/30/2014

What a adorable picture! So nice to have pictures for the memories, I make collages of my deceased pets and hang where I can see them everyday!(I also include a tuft of fur) In January it will be 2 years since Freedom Belle passed, she had kidney disease but what a shock, it was stomach cancer that got her! Anyway, I just had to vote for such a cute picture you posted! Linda H.

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RE: Egg Whites for Angel Food Cake

By Litter Gitter 10/30/2014

I have made a lot of Angel Food Cakes and have never had this problem.

When I'm planning to make this cake, I buy an extra dozen large eggs therefore, they are always fairly fresh. I break the eggs and separate the yolks from the whites while they are still cold. Just to make sure I don't get any yolk in the bowl of whites, I break each egg using a separate bowl. Just a little yolk in the egg whites will mess up the whole batch. I let the bowl of egg whites sit out until about room temperature but have also beaten them cold. The cake rises above the top of the cake pan.

I would certainly try it again. You can't beat made from scratch Angel Food Cake.

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RE: Ten Best Ways to Save

By feekie 10/30/2014

Your ideas really make sense. Now that I'm retired, I don't have as much money to spend as I used to. For instance, until the last couple years, I ate out practically everyday. Then I started eating at home. At first, I really hated it because all I was eating was bologna sandwiches and TV dinners. But then I pulled out the (unused) crock pot and cooked up a couple of the recipes in the accompanying booklet. Hmmmm..... not to bad. Then I made some easy soups. I was getting a little more confidence. Then my son's in-laws invited me to T-giving dinner, BUT I had to bring a pie! Eeek! Then I remembered an almost fool-proof pumpkin pie I had gotten years before. So, I made two of them, and they were a huge hit! I'm gonna post it on this site, but I'm pretty sure most people already know about it. Sorry, I rambled, but I wanted people to know that you really can save money by eating at home. 

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RE: Old Fashioned Beef Stew

By moravice 10/30/2014

My Betty Crocker cookbook is from 1955 or before. I always start looking in it when I need to make something different/new or just for proper directions

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RE: Save on Halloween Candy

By feekie 10/30/2014

That is a terrific idea to hand out last years candy after it goes on sale -- sometimes at 75% off! I just spent $10 on Halloween candy :(

You can bet I'll be hitting the after holiday candy sales from now on, paying attention to the expiration date of course. Thank you for the great suggestion!

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RE: Slogan Ideas for a Playgroup and Nursery

By lindazed 10/30/2014

IMO, this name is not great for a Playgroup and Nursery. "Cafe" suggests that you may be serving coffee to your young charges. I'm sure that was not your intention at all, but including "cafe" in the name certainly brings that to mind, and that's not the impression, conscious or sub-conscious, that you want to give to potential clients.

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RE: Veggie Pie from the Farm

By ahastings7878 10/30/2014

I wouldn't call the recipe "completely vegetarian" with mayo and cheese in it.

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RE: Differences in Green Bell Peppers

By feekie 10/30/2014

I had no idea there was a diff in taste between 3 and 4 sectioned peppers. I guess this is true for green, red, orange and yellow? You know, when I've bought peppers in the past all I've looked for was the skin wasn't wrinkly and I looked for the biggest ones coz they are always sold by the each -- not the pound. I can't believe how much I've learned in the short amount of time I joined this site!

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RE: Can't Eat or Drink After New Dentures

By arlene.herring.7 10/30/2014

Your dentist should never have fiited you for dentures so soon after extraction. You didn't have time to heal properly. Go find another dentist. Meantime get a blender and make yourself something to eat.

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RE: Getting Rid of Fleas in Human Hair

By twinkies 10/30/2014

Do not wash your hair with bleach!! It is safe however to wash your hair with liquid dawn and this will kill fleas ,Then rise with white vinegar mixed with hair conditioner. Do this if they come back
because if there are flea eggs they may be left in hair [unlikely] and can hatch at a later time, Dawn is used on kittens to get rid of fleas and is safe.for humans,

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RE: Getting Rid of Poison Oak or Ivy Growing in Shrubs

By twinkies 10/30/2014

The best way to get rid of poison oak and poison ivy is to get a goat [I am not kidding] , Borrow a goat from a farm and he will eat the poison ivy or poison oak and goatslove it and do not get sick from it , The golf courses in this area know thissecret andsomeeven have their own littlecoral wit a few goats that they let out during the day to graze on the poison ivy so the golfers are not bothered by it , Thisis not ajoke , Borrow a goat for a day . Some farms will rent you one,
cathy from ma.

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RE: Lizard Repellents

By coralkhan 10/30/2014

Hi, im from Pakistan, lizards r very common problem here, it is said here that if we use peacock feather where the lizards r use to come from they will go away, i hv tried and it works for me u should try it to hopefully it works for u too

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RE: Getting Rid of Skunks Under the House

By twinkies 10/30/2014

If you have skunks under your house just get a bright light and hook up outside under porch and turn on every night , Skunks are
nocturnal and will just leave , They hate light,
cathy from ma.

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RE: Clothing Bled on Itself

By twinkies 10/30/2014

rit dye used to make a product called color removal , that may work ,

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RE: Cleaning a Dry Clean Only Down Coat

By AHA! 10/30/2014

They sell dry clean kits in the grocery store. They include their special cleaning solvent and a bag to place the item in. Much cheaper then buying another coat if washing ruins it.

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RE: 17th Birthday Ideas

By AHA! 10/30/2014

Tough one since many families will want to be together that day. What about using the spirit of thanksgiving and asking friends to join you either by working at a soup kitchen or by making and bringing a dozen cupcakes each to one?

Other ideas still in the spirit of being thankful (for Thanksgiving and your birthday) could be to go to a park that has evergreens and collect them, spread peanut butter on them, then roll them in seeds and hang them around the park for the birds.
I promise you won't Forget that special birthday!

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RE: Replacement Canister Gaskets

By florida gal 10/30/2014

I ordered mine from Fantes Kitchen Wares-I found them online about 2 years ago. The shipment arrived fast and I was very satisfied with the rubber gaskets.

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RE: Buttons (Pomeranian)

By heather dianne 10/30/2014

I have had 4 poms - they are just lovely, affectionate little dogs. I hope you get a few more happy years together.

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RE: Removing Foot Odor from Shoes

By NewYork2Texas 10/30/2014

I have done this in the past with a pair of sneakers that had even odor eaters running for the hills. Generously sprinkle baking soda all inside of the shoes, then place both shoes in plastic bag. You can put additional baking soda around the inside of the bag. More the merrier. Tie and secure opening. Allow the shoes to be inside the enclosed bag for several days. If they still have a low level of nose holding odor, replace the old baking soda with fresh... and repeat. Works wonderful!

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RE: Include Recipes With Your Genealogy Research

By jehosophat jones 10/30/2014

I think this is a super idea, would have loved Mum's bread pudding recipe. I've never made one quite the same.
Marg from England.

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RE: Cleaning a Dry Clean Only Down Coat

By feekie 10/29/2014

I've tried cleaning and drying a down jacket exactly the way you're thinking of doing it. I washed the jacket on gentle cycle and this seemed to work fine. Then I hung the jacket on the clothes line to dry and that was a disaster! All the down formed a hard clump at the bottom of the jacket.

The parts that were divided into little squares - the down formed hard clumps there too. I tried putting the dry jacket in the dryer with a couple of tennis balls, but that didn't work. I finally re-washed the jacket, let it spin dry and then put the wet jacket in the dryer with two tennis balls. I think it turned out pretty well!

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RE: Making a Mosquito Trap

By gt1313 10/29/2014

I tried this last summer, sans the black paper, and I didn't catch a single mosquito. Several times I walked out to where it was sitting in a shady area, no mosquitos in the bottle, but my legs and arms were literally covered with them.
In answer to the question about taping the two parts back together, you invert the top down into the bottom part like a funnel, then tape them together.

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RE: Replacement Canister Gaskets

By cinnamon.chaisson 10/29/2014

If you get any answers would you be kind enough to post on here, thank you (I need some, too).

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RE: Perm Didn't Take Well

By cinnamon.chaisson 10/29/2014

Go back to your hair stylist, they can reverse the perm and your hair will be straight again. Do not have another perm for a few weeks.

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RE: What Is the Name for My Dog?

By Lizzyanny 10/29/2014

mixed breed

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RE: What Color Drapes?

By marie.sprowl.9 10/29/2014

Persimmon would be a great color, or a vibrant red, or bright yellow /gold tone. Pier One has a color called clay for drapes, pillows and throws, for a bold, but less bright color... not sure if it will go with gray walls though.

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RE: Perm Didn't Take Well

By Rita H 10/29/2014

I had a perm like that once. They had used a "cold wave" on it. The cold wave also left my head with a bad rash. Now, for the past 20 years when I get a perm, I have gotten a "heat wave". They are much gentler on your hair and scalp and work great every time.

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RE: Paint Won't Stick to Walls Treated for Mold

By jasonmcgrath29 10/29/2014

Hi Sarah - The simple solution would be to use an oil based primer and paint over.

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RE: Bathroom throw rugs with crumbled backing - what to do with them?

By garcher 10/29/2014

OK, hear is how to repair those rugs. The white backing on the rug is a latex rubber. All you need is a jug of liquid latex and a paint brush. Most carpet installer supply companies will carry the stuff as it is used when seaming certain types of carpet to prevent the edges from un-raveling. Anyway, once you get the stuff simply brush on a thin layer and allow to dry at least overnight with the wet side up. When it feels dry to the touch all over, you are good to go.

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RE: Kitchen Paint Color Advice

By freedombelle2001 10/29/2014

I don`t have a specific color answer, but if it was me I would paint it the color that will suit my needs later so when the kitchen gets redone you won`t have to paint again. Even with pink counter tops a tidy kitchen will be pleasing to the eye for now, I agree though, who would have had pink counter tops! Linda

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RE: Deciding on a Cleaning Rate

By lizhousekeepingservice 10/29/2014

Depends if it's weekly or biweekly $140 is what I charge. Windows are an extra charge.

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RE: My Serenity Garden

By Great Granny Vi 10/29/2014

Nature, Time and God heals broken hearts. Ginny, Your garden will go on helping you cope, I see it all the time. Blessings to you and your granddaughter.

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RE: Laptops for Students

By holly.lewis.1650 10/29/2014

Hi, I'm in the same boat! I couldn't find an organization that donates laptops to college students, but I do know that some grants and scholarships cover school supplies as well as tuition. Have you heard of Fastweb? Check it out. You might qualify for more than you think.

Anyways, I would suggest trading with other students. A semester's worth of textbooks you purchase with financial aid can easily exceed the amount of money you would pay for a laptop. So, a student who wants to upgrade his/her laptop has to carve out room in her budget for textbooks first, right? Colleges often have programs available for students who want to make a direct trade. You might look into putting up a note at the student union that specifies your conditions of the trade and includes basic contact information.

You can trade them in for cash at your college or through Amazon if you can't/ don't want to trade with another student. You will not get a full refund for the books. They also have to be in good condition. BUT, if you have a big stack of textbooks hanging around, you might get enough back for them to cover half or more of the cost of a laptop. Save up that money!

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RE: 15th Birthday Ideas

By holly.lewis.1650 10/29/2014

Hi! Ask your friends what their favorite music is and see if you can play it at your B-Day party. Do you guys like to dance? Watch movies? Go hiking? Play video games? You could give your party a theme based on an activity you and all of your friends like to do together. If I were you, I would invite close friends/family (not the whole school) so that it's easier to pick something everyone enjoys. Plus, you wont have to worry about the whole social status quo because it's just you and the people who care about you at the party. Whatever you choose, I hope you have a blast!

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RE: Stuffing Your Thanksgiving Turkey

By craftqueen1 10/29/2014

You've got my vote, great idea... hope you win!:)

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RE: What Breed is My Dog?

By profile.php?id=100000832578693 10/29/2014

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RE: What Breed is My Dog?

By profile.php?id=100000832578693 10/29/2014

I just got this puppy yesterday I just found out he is just 5 weeks old and could be up to 40 lbs. full grown. I'm trying to find out what he is and he looks like yours.

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RE: Name for a Daycare Center

By bebhinne 10/29/2014

Little Angels

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RE: Sterilizing and Desalinizing Driftwood

By l.namingha 10/28/2014

Hello Lalala,
A Fun Name. :-)
Anyway, thank you very much for your detailed advice on destilling driftwood. I do a lot of my Artwork using wood, Cottonwood Roots, which are almost like driftwood. I never thought of baking them. What a great idea.

Matter-a-fact, I am trying to air our my Cottonwood Roots that were in the basement since we moved into our apartment and they really smelled like basement dense air. So, I had them out in the garden to get rained on and now trying to get them dried. Some are in our bathroom in lemon juice mixed water.

Now, since you mentioned about putting them in the oven to dry them out, that will be my next step.

Thank you so much.
Lindbergh

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RE: Free Pot Scrapers

By craftqueen1 10/28/2014

Thanks for the tip cj wagz, sweet name by the way!:) Because of the flexible nature of the plastic, these scrapers sort of fold up like a taco and get those corners really well.

Thanks for the suggestion though, my ideas can always be improved upon and I enjoy others feedback.:)

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RE: Spaghetti and Meatballs Halloween Costume

By mom-from-missouri 10/28/2014

This is so cute and what a cutie wearing it!

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RE: Storing Spices

By scrib5 10/28/2014

I was told by a spice dealer that you always store red spices, Paprika, Chili Powder etc. in the fridge. I don't know about others but I do know that most store them over the stove for convenience and that is a big No No!

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RE: Recycled Wire Hanger Yarn Dog

By jegtgbd 10/28/2014

My father made a couple of these about 20 years ago, but of course after 4 kids and 3 granddkids, they're falling apart. I cannot thank you enough for this post.

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RE: What Kind of Casserole Can I Make?

By Spacecadette 10/28/2014

You could make a "cheeseburger pie"...although you didn't say now many servings you needed.

Basically, it's a recipe my mom made. She layered the bottom of a casserole dish with a thin layer of tomato sauce. Then, she sauteed ground beef, onions (and sometimes green pepper or celery, if we had some), seasoning it with salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Then she topped the cooked meat layer with shredded or diced cheese (She usually made two sets of layers but you don't need to). Just add more tomato sauce, and finish it off with a layer of bread crumbs.

Heat in a 350F oven until the crumbs are browned, maybe 15 minutes. Or you could use your biscuit dough, that would be even better! Cook the casserole until the biscuits are done, at the temperature and however long it says to cook them.

It was pretty cheap, and it tasted good. She also served it with wedges of lettuce, if we had some, so it really was like a cheese burger.

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RE: Buttons (Pomeranian)

By craftqueen1 10/28/2014

So cute, you've got my vote!:)

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RE: Kitchen Paint Color Advice

By profile.php?id=100000289659265 10/28/2014

Some shade of light gray might be an option...with darker gray accents. Why would anyone choose pink for a counter top? Maybe splash some turquoise accent pieces around.

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RE: Buying Food for a Bent and Dent Store

By Poor But Proud 10/28/2014

Might be a good idea to make sure you can get the food before you advertise or even plan to open. Beyond that, I would contact the local food manufacturers and larger grocery chains to find out if they ever have any surplus. Make sure you have the proper zoning permits and then advertise like crazy. Good luck. PBP

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RE: Getting Rid of Condensation Between Glass Windows

By wtourjee 10/28/2014

What I don't understand is why you can't do this:
1) remove the glass unit (the two panes and the seal that connects them) from the window or door frame;
2) slice through the seal all the way around the outside of the unit with an x-acto or sheetrock knife;
3) separate the two panes and dry the glass;
4) run a bead of silicon around the seal and rejoin the two panes;
5) reinstall the unit.
If you don't need the insulating value of the double pane (ex., a door that leads from the outside into an unheated garage), you could just replace one of the panes. Can anyone tell me why this wouldn't work?

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RE: Survivor Benefits for Students

By melinda.woodsjones 10/28/2014

I can answer this for you if you haven't had an answer by now. Benefits stop after a child graduates from high school. They no longer pay benefits for full time college students.

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RE: Use Ammonia to Power Grow Plants like Grandma

By sickandsexy2010 10/28/2014

Can this be used on vegetable or just flowers, because I only have a vegetable garden?

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RE: George Foreman Replacement Drip Tray

By AHA! 10/28/2014

I ended up just using the styrofoam trays that come under meat or grocery purchases..free!

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RE: Name for a Daycare Center

By AHA! 10/28/2014

How about "Loving Arms" Daycare since folks trust you with their most precious people?

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RE: Name for a Daycare Center

By Omanana 10/28/2014

A Plus Child Care

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RE: Daycare Names

By Omanana 10/28/2014

Kiki's Kid Kare

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RE: Free Laptops

By chef4u 10/28/2014

I need a brand new car and the balance of my mortgage paid off.

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RE: Curtain Color Advice

By HalfWhit 10/28/2014

My goodness...you can use any color you want. If you like pastels use that. If you like primary colors use that. I would not make all 3 bedrooms the same -- variety is the spice of life. Those colors would rely on the occupant and the age. Good Luck!

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RE: Planning a Surprise 13th Birthday Party

By annawatson184xx 10/28/2014

Last year I had a chocolate party. I made chocolates with these chocolate people. But you could probably find out how to do it on YouTube. Whilst the chocolate set we played chocolate games e.g guess the chocolate, chocolate quiz, etc. Then for food we had a cold buffet.

Hope this helped. 

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RE: Cleaning Hazy Headlights

By Lorelei 10/27/2014

Call a business like Auto Zone to ask about a product that can clean the haze from car's head lamps.

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RE: Bathroom Sink Plug Keeps Rusting

By Lorelei 10/27/2014

Perhaps you need plumbing replaced under the sink. If this continues to rust, then consult a plumber or your town's water company as you have a serious issue taking place.

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RE: Caring for a Blind Kitten

By Lorelei 10/27/2014

Here's a lot of great advice to help with a blind cat. I read it all and found it quite interesting.

http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Care-of-a-Blind-Cat

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RE: Dog in Heat Peeing Inside

By Lorelei 10/27/2014

Have your dog see a vet maybe it has urinary tract infection. In the meantime, put a doggie pantie on it and pad it extra thick to hold urine. Change it throughout the day. You can buy a bag of cheap baby diapers and cut a hole to fit tail and that works too unless the dog wants to fight about it and pulls it off. It's worth a try and it's a cheap problem solution to a temporary situation.

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RE: Neighborhood Dogs Running Loose

By Lorelei 10/27/2014

Other people's pets can be a nuisance to others and it's an unsafe practice to allow pets to roam freely to wander off too far and get lost, picked up, hit by vehicles, fight with other dogs or bite someone else, get shot at or poisoned and/or contact an illness from another sick animal and bring it home to other household pets.

Go to the animal shelter and inquire about too many animals running freely and are disturbing your area. Take photos of all the animals that are running around on your property when you see them and take the pics with you. The proper chain of command in order to get running animals back on their own premise must be enforced and you need help from those who are in command. Start here and if you must, then climb higher steps to accomplish your goal of having no animals running loose.

Write an article about too many dogs running loose in the neighborhood and present it to the editor for publishing in your local paper. This alerts inconsiderate neighbors of a real problem that occurs to real people and others pets when a dog is allowed to roam freely. If you write it anger free, you can touch more people with sound reasoning and more might respond to the problem in a positive manner.

Post bulletins around town with permission from officials about roaming dog problem in the area. Take pictures of the dog and put it on the bulletin. People will recognize their pet or a neighbor's dog and maybe feel embarrassed enough to do something about keeping their dog at home.

This has got to stir people into action and the problem isn't going away by neglecting it. You might turn some neighbors into enemies, but you have the law to back you up and the animal shelter. If there's no license on the dog's collar, then it's considered a stray. Anyone who wants their dog back must buy a license for it before they get it back and also are warned about allowing their dog to roam; it must be on a leash.

I own three dogs and we had the problem of a neighbor's dog running freely and always crossed over our place on it's rounds. The dog started bringing home other dogs with it and they would stop by our dog who was tied to a long running line and eat his food and one time he was bitten and the bite got infected. Our dog couldn't defend itself well and run away from harm as it was an older dog, but it remained on it's own side of the fence and never bothered anybody.

I decided enough was enough and took action to stop all the loose dogs running around all over the place. I was concerned for our dogs too that a stray dog might bring a contagious disease home to ours and we take very good care of our dogs and they stay on our place only. Other people's dogs don't belong on our place to cause a problem for us. The animal shelter set up an animal trap and several dogs were caught in them and turned over to the shelter. Upon contacting the owner was made to understand he could not let his dog run freely.

I didn't bring the problem about, it was caused from neighborhood people who didn't show consideration for other people's pets or premise. If it was directly addressed to me by a neighborhood resident, I'd recite that to them. Now our neighborhood and county has a law that dogs cannot roam and when caught they are taken to the shelter and wait until claimed and pay a fine. This is a law that is now enforced and most every Spring an article is placed in our local paper about keeping your dogs leashed and not running loose as a reminder. I am happy to say that it has worked and I did make a few people upset at the persistence, but hey, everyone I would like to think is far happier and pets are made much safer in their environment from it. Hang in there!

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RE: Home Repair Help for Low Income Families

By Lorelei 10/27/2014

You might try doing a favor for a favor. If you crochet or knit, sew clothes, you might barter your handiwork for someone else's that you are in need of having repairs to your home made without a lot of cost.

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RE: Getting Used to New Dentures

By Lorelei 10/27/2014

Try mashing bananas and other foods like cooked potatos and carrots, etc or blend meats like chops or steaks. If this is your first set and put in immediately after extractions, your mouth will be very sore. If this is another set of dentures, try wearing them daylight hours and remove at night to give gums a rest and prevent soreness.

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RE: Child Care Business Names

By Lorelei 10/27/2014

My (your name) Kiddie Farm - (your name) Fun Farm - Lil Kiddies Fun Farm

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RE: Curtain Color Advice

By Lorelei 10/27/2014

A pale aqua, if it's a teal blue, or soft mint green, if it's teal green.

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RE: Transplanting Lilacs

By Lorelei 10/27/2014

Have you directed your question to someone who works at a nursery? They would probably be able to tell you how to uplift adult shrubbery. I've always lifted starters in the Springtime to replant just because they will get the spring rain to help roots seal in the soil and they won't bloom until much taller. You might try doing this too just to make sure you have surviving plants.

Course, if you get a big piece of equipment to lift shrub from earth so it has more soil around root system, so it isn't damaged you should be able to drop into another large hole elsewhere.

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RE: Bobbin Thread Not Catching

By Lorelei 10/27/2014

If you haven't found the problem yet, check this site out and maybe post a question to hopefully resolve.

http://www.singerco.com/support/frequently-asked-questions

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RE: Finding the Keyless Entry Code to a Crown Victoria

By Lorelei 10/27/2014

http://www.fixya.com/cars/t21332126-unlock_keypad

They answer your question about getting code without having to buy another key fob which is expensive to replace.

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RE: Curtain and Carpet Color Advice

By Lorelei 10/27/2014

The woodwork looks to be a cherry wood color, so I think a combo of the red accents you have along with the off white furniture/walls that a reddish brown would look appealing for the carpet and drapes/curtains with accent of off white. Also, for the curtains, you could use off white and accent it with red and reddish brown stripes.

Here's a link you can play around with on choosing paint colors for a room. This particular one has off white furniture for starters. This is from under the heading "Painting ideas" You can choose different rooms, color combos unfortunately no flooring colors or curtains, but it can prove helpful to you just by seeing colors next to each other. Remember to consider how much natural lighting you have and the size of the room.

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/ ... y&page=/en-us/photos/living-room

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RE: Curtain Color Advice

By Lorelei 10/27/2014

Peach, coral, banana cream are colors that sit well with rust or go with a cool color of a soft pastel shade. You could also go to a fabric store or online and look at bolts of fabrics that has rust and other colors in it to help you decide, if you really don't like the colors mentioned.

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RE: Cabinet Paint Color Advice

By Lorelei 10/27/2014

What color is the floor and woodwork in the room; also dinette set
Does the room have a lot of natural light? Is the room small or large sized?

If the room is small with few windows, then white would look nice or some other light color which compliments the walls. IF the room is large and has a lot of windows, then you can go with something darker perhaps the darker color of the walls, but then I do not know if this will interfere with my previous questions addressed. Offer a bit more info please.

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RE: Curtain Color Coordination

By Lorelei 10/27/2014

Oh boy! A lot going on here. You need a bright color like candy apple red, lemon yellow, for examples that would go well with all those tans/browns,blacks. Something bright and colorful or a fabric that has a print with your monotone color scheme and another bright color to pull everything together.

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RE: Super Easy Fingerless Gloves

By afrossnelson 10/27/2014

I think I could even make those. Great for the coming winter!

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RE: Easy Sashay Scarf

By afrossnelson 10/27/2014

So easy! Thanks for the tutorial!

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RE: Child Support and Social Security

By Lorelei 10/27/2014

It's S.S. that overpaid and they will have to deal with it. You shouldn't have to pay anything to your ex. You should contact the Social Security administration office to inquire about your second child's benefits as I do not know if it will affect hers.

Only on a guess, I would not think it should hurt the second child unless she was also a recipient of overpayment(s) and should have been notified as well. You do not owe your ex anything; she owes them as she was the receiver. IF they have to stop payments to your ex it should only last until the overpaid debt is paid back.

Ask the SS people if this will affect your second child, then you will have the correct answer. BUT, this is only my assumption and I could be incorrect in speaking out.

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RE: Poll: Have you purchased an HDTV?

By ginnee 10/27/2014

No. I'm still using an CRT TV, will keep it as long as it works! I don't seem to watch a lot of TV anymore and even if I did, HDTV is not something I'd have to have.

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RE: Poll: Have you purchased an HDTV?

By 2ndsight 10/27/2014

I still have my 1980's walnut floor model tube TV. A TV repairman told me that most of the TV's he fixes are 5 years old or less.

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