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RE: Ideas For Recycling An Old Piano

By juanayena 04/22/2014

I have about 20 of the piano keys is there anything I can do with them or make them into something I was planning on using them as a gift for my sis but not too sure how or what to do any ideas

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RE: Questionable Power of Attorney

By moseley3 04/22/2014

You and your sister need to speak to an attorney immediately.

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RE: Making a Flower Pot Angel

By worrellnorma 04/22/2014

i have a patter from womans world

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RE: Cupcake Liner as a Drinks Cover

By Irishwitch 04/22/2014

I use Saran Wrap, Kids love to play with the cupcake holders! If we are going to the park, I use that stretch and seal kind

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RE: Riley (Dog)

By khimes54 04/22/2014

Thank you so much for the photo win!

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RE: BlueBoy (Parakeet/Budgie)

By heather dianne 04/22/2014

birds make delightful pets - yours is obviously being loved.
thanks for sharing.

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RE: Animal Cracker Crafts

By Goldiesmoon 04/22/2014

I remember making these in Girl Scouts... many moons ago:) They were a big seller at the craft fair. I plan on making them again using an eye hook so they can be worn as Jewelry or Hung as Garland. Craft Blessing to You and Yours.

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RE: Deter Sugar Ants From Coming Inside

By lyonpridej 04/22/2014

Sorry everyone, I didn't realize there were questions here :)
I don't think it matters what you use, as long as it's an insecticide that works on ants & you spread it around the foundation of your home.
I was using granules from a big bag of insecticide you use in a spreader on your grass. Right now I have a bottle of Green Light powder, but I don't think it works as well, probably because the lightweight powder doesn't spread as well & stays on top of the grass.
The granules are spread around the ground, then I think with all of them, you have to wet the ground so they melt & sink in. I usually wait until I know we're going to have a light rain, then spread it - it also worked on the hordes of crickets we had invading our home & nesting at our foundation a couple of years ago. You can also get the liquid that you hook up to your hose, or the premixed in a spray canister & spray, but it takes a lot to go around your house - I think that works well, because you can spray your walls up to the windows, the foundation right up against the wall, then about a foot from the walls.

The borax/sugar combo works amazingly well for short term, but it will not get rid of them permanently - I tried for many years. The ants will take it back to the next & kill the ants there - then in 2 weeks the eggs hatch & you have more ants. They will build nests in your house & walls, but it seems they like to build them right up against or under your foundation. We've even tried using the foam sealer spray in cracks in our foundation, but they find another place to come in.When you have them crawling on your kids in bed, or on you sitting on the couch - enough is enough & you need to use the chemicals.

That's interesting information about these not being real sugar ants, I'm going to have to look them up. Thanks.

Judy=Oklahoma

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RE: Getting a Diminished Car Appraisal

By oa5599kowalski 04/22/2014

We used a company from Fort Pierce, FL that prepared its diminished value report using dealer quotes which the insurance company accepted. Without mentioning any names, the first "appraiser" we used took shortcuts and provided no dealer quotes - the insurance company rejected that one and the "appraisal company" would not refund our $400. The company from Fort Pierce is St. Lucie Appraisal and they only charge $225.00 for a comprehensive appraisal containing six (!) dealer quotes.

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RE: Removing Dog Urine from Finished Wood Floors

By sinead.saunders.167 04/22/2014

Try a puppy training spray got in most pet stores u spray it on the paper or the training pad

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RE: Beginners Crochet Christmas Ornaments

By pstitz46 04/22/2014

1Bell-Leave 10" yarn. S crochet chain 4. Join together at 1st stitch. S crochet in circle. Its like your wrapping the chain 4 15 xs. *Chain 2 then dbl c in each chain around, join together. Increase 2 st in each row (not together) for the next 4 rows*. At the beg chain * 3 go in the next st sc chain 3 all around the bottom. It makes it look like a lacy trim. I took the 10"yarn looped it so you had enough to hang it on a tree (5") Inter twine in the top st. The left over yarn, string through the bell on the inside. I worked it in the top st and worked it so it does not come out. After you have made a few you will develop your own pattern and shortcuts. I made over 600 in 2013.It took less then 10 min to make one. I gave them to my elementary school for Christmas gifts. 2 You can also make granny stockings Instead of 4 corners make 5. 3 rows fold in half sew together insert a sm candy cane. Leave enough yarn to hang on the tree. I'm making about 650 for 2014 Christmas.

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RE: Deter Sugar Ants From Coming Inside

By WandaKaye 04/22/2014

It would sure be nice to have the name of the granules you used.

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RE: Terra Cotta Lighthouse

By anna.pinkham.969 04/22/2014

to make this more light weight, use plastic flower pots

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RE: Deter Sugar Ants From Coming Inside

By Granny 04/22/2014

I loved that you kept your sense of humor. Your comment "Shake my can" cracked me up. Thank you, I needed that.

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RE: Statute of Limitations on Outstanding Debts

By cybergrannie 04/22/2014

Sorry about the last post but I was reviewing another question and answered this one incorrectly.
The chart given is the correct answer.

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RE: Collecting Survivor Benefits While in School

By redhatterb 04/21/2014

Call your local Social Security Office and make an appointment to talk to them. The way I have always understood it, the benefits stop when a person is no longer a minor. I have heard of some of them stopping when a person is 16 and some when they are 17.

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RE: Receiving Social Security Survivor Benefits

By redhatterb 04/21/2014

Call you local Social Security Office and make an appointment to talk to them.

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RE: Shutting Off the Water to Water Heater for Vacation

By kitkatk100 04/21/2014

Yes, you should absolutely turn if off if you won't be there for an extended period of time. When my brother prepared to leave his vacation home, he would open all the faucets and also drain the water heater. You sure don't want to have any worries of flooding in your home.

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RE: Terra Cotta Lighthouse

By dianemelchingblackburn 04/21/2014

I want to make one of these but need sugestions on what size light to use.

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RE: Buy Second Hand Appliances

By designgirl178 04/21/2014

My dryer just broke down and needed a repair. I called the repair shop and the guy told me "good luck if you plan to buy a new one!" According to him the older appliances last much longer and are easier to repair. Another plug for acquiring used appliances or at least not 'upgrading' to newer ones. Cheap is better than buying the latest and so-called greatest!

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RE: Confusion Regarding Social Security Survivor Benefits

By cybergrannie 04/21/2014

Hi - There should have been a lot more information in the letter you received from the SS office - especially someone to call or write that would be familiar with your case. Follow the information in the letter or go to the SS office and show them the letter.

You do not say whether you were married to your son's father so anything would be a guess. SS benefits is not a first come first served but you need positive information from the SS office.

Usually at this age a surviving parent receives payments as well as the child and different rules apply when there are more than one child (family) claiming benefits.

I would not waste time looking for answers that no one can give you but the SS office.

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RE: Statute of Limitations on Outstanding Debts

By cybergrannie 04/21/2014

Well, - my two cents worth - it sounds to me like your grandfather was a very honorable man and needs to held as a fine example of the type of character we should all strive to be. My kudos to him and anyone like him!

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RE: Receiving Social Security Survivor Benefits

By cybergrannie 04/21/2014

Hi - you are wasting valuable time trying to get answers any place but the SS office. Telephone is okay but hard to get individual answers as they cannot safely identify who is talking, and they cannot change anything. Make an appointment and go in person. Is this worth waiting for?

It seems your mother is the one who should go with you but she may not wish to give up any of the money she receives.

Your grandmother would be the next logical choice but she may not wish to go with you either - for any number of reasons.

Basically. children are not usually awarded the payment unless they are self supporting or living at college. There are not always "set" rules as many cases just do not fall in a "category".
If it is true that you live with your grandmother and your mother does not give her money for your support or saving it for you (provable) then rightfully your grandmother is the one who should be receiving the check. Sometimes this is difficult to prove if legal custody has not been changed to your grandmother.

Sometimes it comes down to who is claiming children on their Federal tax return? Your mother may be claiming/doing things she should not be doing - legally - so be careful how things are worded and give lots of thought before "convicting" your mother.

Just wanted to throw out some of the things I have seen happen so you, your mother and your grandmother could give this some thought before talking to the SS office.

Just curious - is your grandmother (or mother) aware that you are wanting to make this change?

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RE: Safe Way to Move Bird Eggs

By LillyM3 04/21/2014

This is definitely a tricky situation for a number of reasons. To really answer the question would take quite a bit of space, so the best answer right now is to contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in your area before even thinking of moving the nest. That way the rehabber can ask you the necessary questions to determine the best course of action. Thank you for being so caring. Birds do make nests in strange places and it always amazes me as a rehabber how imaginative the birds are when it comes to a location.

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RE: Uses For Cornstarch

By mklh82 04/21/2014

Corn starch is great if a child wets the bed. Remove the sheets and put a good amount of cornstarch on the wet area. Let it set. The corn starch will absorb the wetness. After a few hours vacuum it up and let it air out before remaking the bed.

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RE: Italian Seasoning

By av8rs3 04/21/2014

Excellent! Thank you!

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RE: Securing Stitches with Handy Sewing Machine

By frugalsunnie 04/21/2014

With one of these machines the best and simplest way to secure beginning and ending stitches is to knot.

First, run a few beginning stitches then reach behind the needle, take the bobbin and upper thread tails hanging from the beginning and tie two overhand knots.

When finished stitching, do the same thing at the end - simply tie two overhand knots.

Be sure not to pull the knots so tightly the fabric develops a pucker (will look like the beginning of a gather). You want to pull the knots tight enough that the knots rest right at the edge of the fabric, only.

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RE: Using Baggies for Bill Organizing

By lstanhope63 04/21/2014

Thank you so much for sharing. I, too have used file folders with paper clips but this has not worked. I'm going to start this today.

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RE: Removing Grape Juice From Dentures

By aed253 04/21/2014

Try a few drops of bleach or peroxide ina denture size cup mixed with water & soak. Works well for me.

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RE: Statute of Limitations on Outstanding Debts

By susanmajp 04/21/2014

There is a law like this, I'm not sure how many years have to pass, but you have some things wrong. The debt has to be from a bank, credit card, store payment, etc - not a personal money loan from another individual. if the loan was spoken about and you promised payment, you will still be responsible for payment.

For example, if the day before the time limit was to expire, and the credit card company called you, and you said that you'd mail in a payment or even try to make a payment sometime, then the time limit restarts from the time of that conversation - it is a revolving time-limit. And the companies do record the conversation, so you can't get away with lying.

If this is a personal loan from a friend or relative, these laws don't necessarily apply, but that person has options too: they can take you to small claim court and attach you wages, disability check, or any future income you may get - even years later, they can sue you if the amount if high enough and take your property, they can report the loan to the IRS as income given to you which you failed to claim and pay taxes on - do you really want to owe the IRS back money with interest? The IRS can freeze all your accounts and lock you out of your own home. Or, you can be a responsible person and pay the money you owe.

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RE: Receiving Social Security Survivor Benefits

By susanmajp 04/21/2014

Benefits usually end when a child turns 18 or finishes high school. You can go on Social Security's website for answers to many questions. Since you are essentially 17 and a junior, you don't have much time or many monthly payments left. Personally, I'd visit my closest office and talk to someone face-to-face.

Since you are still in high school, I'd take as many AP classes as possible at your high school - think free college credit. You can also clep out of many college courses, for the cost of a test fee, for full college credit - freshman health, English I, Algebra I, etc. You can buy the actual book used at the college bookstore, study on your own, and sign up for the clep test at the college.

No matter what SS says, I'd stay in high school and get credit for as many college courses as possible, in any way possible. Also, apply for as many scholarships as you can find.

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RE: Taking Tarnish Off Silver

By eastensmommy 04/21/2014

This is exactly what happened to my ring this morning.

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RE: Finding Octagon Soap

By purrplekat 04/20/2014

It is no longer being made. Your best bet at this point is to check little mom and pop stores, and little holes-in-the-wall, and stock up when you see it. You can also do a google search from time to time to see if anyone has resurrected it but as recently as a year ago it was no longer manufactured.

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RE: Alexis (Cairn Terrier/Dachshund)

By profile.php?id=100001295712317 04/20/2014

How old is Alexis, is she a puppy? She looks so adorable! My coco almost looks like your Alexis :)!

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RE: Yard Machine Mower Won't Start

By bone077us 04/20/2014

Lawnmower won't turnover replaced the battery, still won't turnover.

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RE: Easy Easter/Spring Centerpiece

By Scooterrhea 04/20/2014

Wonderful idea!

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RE: Homemade Seed Sprouter

By Sally_Admin 04/20/2014

For the very small seeds like alfalfa, I use a 3-4 inch square of plastic screen draped with a canning jar rim lid.

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RE: Buy Reusable Egg Containers

By scrapiron 04/20/2014

I'm a guy that golfs almost every day. I just came across Egg Lands Best cartons. They are made out of thin clear plastic and will hold a dozen of golf balls for easy picking and extra storage of golf balls. Every golfer male or female would love these. They are great also for keeping individual ball types separate (remove eggs first). chuckle

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RE: When Should the Child of a Deaf Parent Begin Learning Sign Language?

By catvellis 04/20/2014

Sign language interpreter here. I think that kids should learn as soon as they're born. Hearing parents speak to their children as soon as they're born, so why not sign to them? I've seen many of my Deaf friends who are parents do this, whether the parents are both Deaf or hearing and Deaf.

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RE: Homemade Seed Sprouter

By robynfederspiel 04/20/2014

That is an awesome idea!

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RE: Avocado Pits in Egg Crates

By robynfederspiel 04/20/2014

Just now I checked the pits, emptied out the egg crate water and inspected each one. I found this one with a tap root, put three toothpicks in very slightly. At this stage it is much easier to insert the toothpicks by the way... :)

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RE: Replacing Half of the Roof on a House

By louel53 04/20/2014

Sometimes only one half of the roof is in terrible shape. You might solve most of your problems by doing the worst half of the roof. Anyway, I think that half of the roof would be better than doing nothing. You should consult someone who does roof repair in your area. It maybe that there are less expensive products that you can use. Best to get as much done now as you can, before the whole interior of the house is ruined.

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RE: Terra Cotta Lighthouse

By victoria.joerendt 04/20/2014

This is simple. You take two very large terra cotta planters, or as many planters as you want, just one size smaller then the next. Turn upside down and put larger one on bottom and cement the next smaller one on top of larger one, top side down, until the size you want it. You let cement dry and then paint them how you want and after paints dry you can use a weather sealant to protect it. Then add a small light house on top and cement in place or use some kind of fasteners to hold in place.

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RE: What Breed is My Shepherd Mixed With?

By whateverjt 04/20/2014

Did you ever find out what you dog is mixed with? I just adopted a puppy that looks just like yours, a shepherd mix! Please let me know if you found out anything!

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RE: Terra Cotta Lighthouse

By tina.m.brown.921 04/19/2014

So where is the how to part of this? Every link I clicked on took me to another picture and no instructions. It's obviously not hard to make but the materials list and everything is no where to be found.

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RE: What Breed is My Small Dog?

By Gloria Z 04/19/2014

How beautiful. What a great looking dog.

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RE: House Trained Dog Peeing on Its Bed

By Gloria Z 04/19/2014

My 12 year old Greyhound started doing that and then developed a large tumor on her side. It was cancer and I think by peeing on her bed it was her way of trying to tell me something was wrong with her. Take your dog to the Vet and get it checked out.

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RE: 6 Day Old Puppies Not Pooping

By Gloria Z 04/19/2014

Get them to a vet asap.

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RE: DJ (Chihuahua)

By sameoleme 04/19/2014

Oh what a little darling DJ is! I love Chihuahuas. May the two of you enjoy many long and happy years together.

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RE: DJ (Chihuahua)

By heather dianne 04/19/2014

Oh! So sweet - enjoy your life with this little cutie.

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RE: Use Scrubbing Bubbles for Hard Water Spots

By lhdieffenbach 04/19/2014

Awesome! Two years of sprinkler overspray on this one exterior window and vinegar, my usual favorite for hard water deposits, only helped a little, maybe 5-10% for each spray and scrub. Its hard to let it soak, like I usually do, when most of it runs off. We gave up quickly.

So we found this site and tried the Scrubbing Bubbles, which I had on hand because I like them for bathroom cleaning, and they worked really well! First pass we wiped it around with paper towels fairly soon after spraying and was not sure it helped. Cleaned the window again with glass plus and it was about 50% better!

Second pass we sprayed it on heavily and let it sit about 3-5 minutes, then wiped/scrubbed it around with paper towels and then cleaned with paper towels and the Glass Plus. Crystal Clean! I never would have thought of it but It really worked! Thank you!

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RE: Confusion Regarding Social Security Survivor Benefits

By redhatterb 04/19/2014

Call your local Social Security Office and talk to them. They can give you the correct information.

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RE: House Trained Dog Peeing on Its Bed

By Lizzyanny 04/19/2014

That is a tough one. The only thing I can think of is that she sleeps in a different position in that bed. With a disc problem you can sometimes have a pinched nerve that affects the bladder or bowels. My 1st thought was diabetes because of her age, but sounds like you had all the obvious things checked out. My other thought was does she sleep in this bed after she has tanked up on water. Might be an idea to watch her eating and drinking habits for a few days. Good luck!

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RE: Cleaning a Large Area Rug

By rbiznuss 04/19/2014

I have had great success using a power washer on my large area rugs. I lay it out on the driveway where I proceed with the power wash. To speed up the drying process, roll the carpet from end to end. Then stand it up on it's end. This will drain the water out quicker and will make it easier to move in a shorter period of time.

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RE: Discontinued Wallpaper: Waverly English Ivy #554092

By stephenieshanks 04/19/2014

I have several rolls. Email me at stephenieshanks AT gmail.com.

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RE: Discontinued Wallpaper: Waverly English Ivy Pattern #554092

By stephenieshanks 04/19/2014

Just saw this today. Do you still want the wallpaper. I have quite a few double rolls.

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RE: Slugs In My Bedroom Carpet

By louel53 04/19/2014

Sandi, a bin is a garbage can, although I surely don't know why there would be beets in it. I suppose it could be some sort of storage place as well, but I doubt it. Anyway, to answer the question regarding slugs, I think a thorough cleaning of the bin and the surrounding area - likely the whole bedroom, would be in order. And are these slugs - which are grey slimy creatures, like snails without a shell, or are they perhaps, maggots, which are small and white, fly larva, that feed on decaying matter, especially decaying meat. I have never heard of slugs in a house, but maggots can be anywhere. But whatever they truly are, clean the room and the bin using lots of soap and hot water!

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RE: Tools For Unclogging the Bathtub

By profile.php?id=1337501645 04/19/2014

I have had/use the drain unclogger for years. Love it and use it on sink and tub drains. Really gets the hair out. First time I used it on tub drain, I thought I'd pulled out a mouse. LOL Alot of hair was in there.

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RE: Slugs In My Bedroom Carpet

By Poor But Proud 04/19/2014

Well, first we need to know what a bedroom bin is? And why there would be beets in it? If you scatter salt around the wall both inside and out that should take care of it. Hope that helps.

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RE: 16th Birthday Party Ideas

By katelynn.owens.351 04/19/2014

Get dressed up with a bunch of your friends and go out to an expensive dinner, have a hang out session at your house. Just decorate everything super cute, rent out a small little house and have your party there with decorations, music, food, and a photo booth.

There's so many things you can do. 16th birthday parties don't have to be a massive thing. Get your friends together and celebrate your birthday doing what you want to do. The party isn't what makes you have a great birthday, it's the people you choose to be around that makes all the difference.

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RE: 16th Birthday Party Ideas

By katelynn.owens.351 04/19/2014

It depends on what you would like to do and how many people you are planning to invite! Is it all girls or a mixture? Do you want to spend a lot of money or have a decent but inexpensive party? Details would be nice!

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RE: Old Window Panes as Frames

By yomama1971 04/19/2014

What an awesome idea! I have an old window from my shed just lying out behind it that I just knew I'd find a use for (whew!). You just saved me with my husband. He'll have to eat his it's-gonna-sit-there-and-just-rot sentiments!

Btw - your grandkids are cuties! :>

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RE: Clean Whiteboard With WD-40

By aleciadressel 04/19/2014

Just a note to remind in case newer teachers forget....remember the contents of WD-40 are not good inhalants. So best to use AFTER school rather than before! Let all the fun smells dissipate before students come back in the room. Even better, do it on a Friday afternoon since I have found the odor can REALLY linger in certain situations and when the humidity is right! Lol

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RE: Daycare Business Name Ideas

By CaroleeRose 04/19/2014

Country Breeze for Little Knees

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RE: Terra Cotta Lighthouse

By sandyw1 04/19/2014

All I seen was a pic. Where is the how to video? I mean it's not like I can't get the idea from the pic, I just did't see a video.....

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RE: Returning to Natural Hair Color

By Cowfamily4 04/19/2014

Those are your highlights showing through. Although the darker brown dye is permanent, it will slowly wear away, and those bright places that were your highlights will appear as caramel places. This happens to me also. Your natural color will only appear at the roots as your hair grows.

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RE: 6 Day Old Puppies Not Pooping

By purrplekat 04/18/2014

Are you still wiping their bottoms with a warm damp cloth after you feed them to stimulate them to use the bathroom? They probably aren't old enough to do it all the time on their own yet. Otherwise, ask the vet just to be safe.

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RE: Removing Dye from Dog's Skin

By purrplekat 04/18/2014

Since you didn't know they were going to dye your pup, if I were you I would take the pup back and have them remove any remaining dye, and without charge. That wasn't very professional of them, to just dye the dog without the owner asking for it.

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RE: Home Remedies for Removing Cat Urine Odor

By kiarahhunter 04/18/2014

Oddly enough I've searching for weeks for a home remedy, no chemical type solution for this problem. I've tried several suggestions found all over the place on the web... Some listed mouthwash, others peroxide, vinegar, baking soda, etc. So, fed up with so many options I filled a spray bottle with an entire bottle of peroxide and whitening mouthwash, sprayed away and violá, stink and stain GONE! No residue, no carpet discoloration, no damage to padding... After several fails it was nice to finally see results. Good luck!

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RE: American Eskimo and Daschund Mix

By tpresutt01 04/18/2014

This is Beans, seven month old Daschund/ American Eskimo Mix

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RE: Removing Dry Erase Marker from a Couch

By courtney.toy 04/18/2014

You do not wet the magic eraser just scrub well and it will slowly disappear. You have to be patient though, it may take a while for it to disappear, just keep scrubbing.

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RE: Cleaning a Burned Stainless Steel Saucepan

By mskessel 04/18/2014

Put some baking soda in pan, add water. Bring to rolling boil uncovered for a while. Sorry I don't remember quantities or time, but this worked for me to remove burned on simple syrup. Repeat if needed, but it should get it all out.

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RE: Rasco (Bulldog)

By sprouts13 04/18/2014

Thank you

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RE: Selling a Doll Collection

By cybergrannie 04/18/2014

Wow! That is a lot of dolls!
There are several factors to consider; such as the maker and condition and if any are still in boxes. You would have to do a lot of research and as stated before; get more than one opinion.

Dolls are very plentiful on the Internet so it is difficult to receive a "good" price, even for valuable dolls and "regular" dolls sell for only a few dollars.

You may be "lucky" and find someone who wants this many dolls. I personally would estimate that - if sold as a lot - you would only receive about .25 to 50 cents per doll. This may sound low but I have a lot of dolls and do not kid myself as to their "true" value.

Some dolls purchased 20-30 years ago - at prices well above 100.00 are now worth 15-20 dollars. Of course there are always exceptions.

Good luck and I hope you make a lot of money!

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RE: Daycare Business Name Ideas

By kind2humanity 04/17/2014

1st Start country daycare

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RE: Curtain Color Advice

By Poor But Proud 04/17/2014

I would go with white. This color combination has enough dark and light colors, and white will help show the light through the windows. You can also go with this idea. I like going to walmart and getting 5' wide plastic sheeting. You can get it from clear to floral, and you cannot see through it. Cut it the size of the windows, and gently hot glue it to the corners and the sides, or tape it to the frame. You have light, privacy and can set things in the window sills.

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RE: Locating A Toilet Leak

By jayden.eden.16 04/17/2014

My water bill has been increasing quite a bit for the last few months. I am suspecting that it could be a leaky toilet. I will have to inspect mine to see if there is any possible cracks anywhere. I appreciate you posting this because it never occurred to me that it could be my toilet.
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RE: Store Used Grounds for Compost

By cindy.atwellmoore 04/17/2014

I have been saving grounds for the garden, but did not know you could put in th filters too. Thanks

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RE: Receiving Social Security Survivor Benefits

By grossb954 04/17/2014

Gosh NO. Social Security Administration is not in the business of confirming ones DNA. If the Father's name is on the birth certificate that's what they will go with.

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RE: Removing Floor Polish Stain from Dresser

By kwehking 04/17/2014

I did the same thing. Help!

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RE: Value of The Book of Popular Science

By louel53 04/17/2014

Like general encyclopedia, I would bet that they are not worth anything. You could try a second hand bookstore, or offer them on Kijiiji or Freecycle. You might find someone who wants them for a novelty read. Don't get your hopes up.

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RE: Recycled Bottles As A Sharps Containers

By 04/17/2014

In Perth, Western Australia, a lot of local Government Councils (not all, I don't think) provide free Sharps containers and dispose of filled returned containers for insulin requiring diabetics. It might be worth trying your local equivalent.

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RE: What Breed Is My Dog? (Yellow Lab/Basenji Mix?)

By Shane.Anderson.69 04/17/2014

Anyone have any thoughts on what my dog may be a mix of? I know he's part Basenji, just curious what others may think he could be also mixed with...thanks.

RE: What Breed Is My Dog? (Yellow Lab/Basenji Mix?)

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RE: Bedroom Paint Color Advice

By thriftmeg 04/17/2014

A soft gold hue would be nice, although apparently for sleeping blue has more serenity and helps you sleep.

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RE: Winter View of the Grand Canyon (Arizona)

By april.barrese 04/17/2014

Pretty pretty!

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RE: Patio Tomato Bench

By holly.lewis.1650 04/17/2014

Thanks for this neat tip!

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RE: Reuse Mylar Balloons as Gift Wrapping

By chef4u 04/17/2014

Excellent idea since they're are so expensive. Hope you win

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RE: Selling a Doll Collection

By SendRoses 04/17/2014

Hello neighbor I just want to give you a heads up, my father had a train collection and we went to collectors asking what they were worth if we wanted to sell them and they were offering us rock bottom prices even under bidding and taking advantage of an innocent persons ignorance on the subject.

A friend suggested we ask collectors their value so we could insure them and we actually got prices 3 and 4 times more than what we were told when inquiring on selling prices. Trust no one unless u get the real value thru the "insurance" metaphor and then you will know the asking price and the true value of your dolls.

Then we offered them bulk on craigslist and accepted a generous offer from someone who would continue to treasure them. Be wise friend, try my method so no one rips u off, any stranger would! God bless and good luck. Gia in massapequa park, ny

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RE: What Breed is My Dog?

By heather dianne 04/17/2014

Papillion mixed with something - maybe a jack Russell as usually Papillion have longer fur on their bodies - but what ever this little dog is a cutie.

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RE: Previously House Trained Dogs Making Messes

By Lizzyanny 04/16/2014

The nose in the puddle training method has been pretty much debunked. If you do not catch a dog within 10 seconds and correct it, it does not have any idea what you are getting at. Check this website for ideas. It is a common problem. Good luck.

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RE: Puppy Not Eating

By Lizzyanny 04/16/2014

Get you dog to the Vet immediately. Pups that age can get Parvo virus which is very serious. They need Vet care and supportive care at home to survive.

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RE: Kitty Toy Box

By purrplekat 04/16/2014

Only one thing to add: put half the toys in the box, the other half of different toys hidden away from the kitties-every 3-6 months switch the toys and hide the ones they have been using. They will get bored of the same ones after a time unless it is a favorite item.

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RE: Professional Steam Cleaning Company Slogan

By wendynelms.tarleton 04/16/2014

Get Steamed

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RE: Oils to Preven an Itchy Scalp

By cinnamon.chaisson 04/16/2014

Do not use olive oil on your head, it isn't good for your hair. Excessive use will cause your hair to fall out. If your scalp is itchy, try using a weekly vinegar rinse (1/2 cup vinegar to 4 cups of water), pour through your hair, rinse.

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RE: Alternative Easter Baskets for Boys

By s_bruja 04/16/2014

I'm thinking about buying the boys (12 & 3) new trash pails for their bedrooms. I'll fill them with all kinds of things, including the traditional chocolate bunny but also a nice shirt, sunglasses, coloring book... just fun stuff I would normally not buy if they went with me on shopping run : )

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RE: Eligibility for Child Benefits in England

By popet 04/16/2014

I am not sure, things may have changed, but I dont think you should still be getting cb. Your son became an adult at the age of 18 .

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RE: Social Security Survivor Benefits

By redhatterb 04/16/2014

You are going to have to call your local Social Security Office to find out the correct answer.

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RE: Foul Smell in the House

By pearson777 04/16/2014

This happened to me. Couldn't figure it out in the beginning but as the foul odor became stronger, I was able to "follow my nose" and discovered a rotten potato had evidently rolled under the refrigerator at some point.

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RE: Information on Antique Chinese Rice Bed

By Lizzyanny 04/16/2014

You will likely need to find an antique dealer, or at the very least find an auction house that deals with asian antiques. Beautiful piece.

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RE: Removing Foul Vomit Like Odor in House

By peggyruble14 04/16/2014

Having just moved from a huge lake area after livivg there for 19 years, we have heard and seen almost everything. You didn't mention having a crawl space or basement so I will throw some ideas out there: previous owners - meth labs; someone died by accident (or not) and blood seeped through flooring to crawl space? - septic tank is 50 gallon drum- vacation home built with used items like furnace from meth home - black mold from high humidity. Try hiring a home inspector like you do before buying a new home. One with excellent references. I have seen houses built on trash dumps and mansions next to hillbillies. See if ever treated for termites or ants?

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