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RE: Homemade Lotion Won't Pump

By Poor But Proud 10/24/2014

It's probably because of the petroleum jelly. It's very think. You may not be able to make this work but the jar sounds lovely, esp' decorated with some raffia around the lid?

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RE: Dryer Lint for Firestarters

By Cory 10/24/2014

Good money saving idea.

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RE: "Fantasia" Winter Headband

By Cory 10/24/2014

This will be a nice, chic way to keep ears at my home warm this winter.

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RE: Morning Fog Over The Pond

By Cory 10/24/2014

Beautiful. My kids will live this photo.

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RE: Super Easy Fingerless Gloves

By Cory 10/24/2014

I'll have to give these a try. My kids like they're fingers free when doing assorted chores outside.

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RE: Easy Sashay Scarf

By Cory 10/24/2014

I've always loved these scarfs and wondered how they are made. Who knew it would be so easy and quick! Thanks for sharing.

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RE: Black Biting Bugs

By ornerykraut 10/24/2014

I had springtail fleas ! They are a pain in the a** they got so bad I had to rip out my sheetrock and insulation then sprayed them with a mixture of 91% alcohol and concentrated Clorox bleach and that solved the problem . They hide in the walls around the windows where there is moisture or water damage take off an outlet cover near a window and get a sample of insulation if you have them you will see little like black pepper sprinkles . GOOD LUCK

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RE: Patchwork Photo Album

By Miss Pris 10/24/2014

You did a beautiful job. My daughter made me one and I still have it full of wonderful and fond memories. Thank you for reposting this and the instructions.

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RE: Home Repair Help for Low Income Families

By cybergrannie 10/24/2014

There are a lot of people living paycheck to paycheck and a lot who wish they had a paycheck so it is easy to understand your situation.

It appears that you live in sizable city so you may be able to get help with minor repairs but it is difficult to "free" help with major repairs.

You should contact all of your local family service sites (Salvation Army, Builders Associations, local church, etc) to see if they can direct you to someone who works in this area. Sometimes different organizations offer some repair help to low income families.

Research will take time and patience but you may be able to find someone that will do some work at a discount - if not for free.

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RE: Survivors Benefits for Multiple Children

By cybergrannie 10/24/2014

Social Security is the only place to get an answer to your question.

The SS office will not give out personal information over the telephone but they will answer general questions. You will have to go to the SS office if you want detailed personal information.

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RE: Organizing a Small Bedroom

By rottsntotts 10/23/2014

Hi! I was in a similar situation several years ago. I had limited, irregularly shaped space, and bulky furniture. I wasn't sure how to fit everything, be able to move around, AND have all drawer/doors accessible.

I solved this by measuring the entire room--doors & windows included--and mapping the room out (scaled down) on a large piece of drafting paper. I then measured all furniture, adding 1/4" all around. Using the same scaled size, I drew 2 sets of the furniture pieces; one set as a "top down" (LxW) view, the other frontal (HxL) view. I then cut out each piece of "furniture" and placed them around the drawing of the room, using both views. (Yes, I know there are computer programs that do this, but those are very hard to come by when you don't even have a quarter to pay attention!)

My friend thought I was crazy when they saw all the furniture sitting outside my room. He said I was crazy if I thought I was going to be able to fit all that in...boy did he feel silly as he was rubbing my poor, tired feet, after cooking me dinner that night! It all fit beautifully, with ample room to move! The toughest part, though, was getting everything IN the room to move it around! I guess all that geometry actually comes in handy after all! :)

As for general organization goes, if you can find cardboard box lids that are close to the size of your drawers, use those to "layer" item. This helps so much for convenient accessibility! You can also cut extra notches in them, and add a divider made from the side of a box. I covered the cardboard with some cheap, but pretty, fabric. (I used an old bridesmaid dress. I just knew I was going to actually use that dress again someday! LOL!

Going VERTICLE is another great solution, if you are able to put nails/screws in the wall. I used some Pergo floor planks & "L" brackets to make staggered floating shelves. Putting cup hooks on the underside added even more space! (Just be absolutely certain you are actually IN a wall stud BEFORE putting anything even remotely heavy onto the shelf!!! I almost lost a toe when one of them came down on it!!! LOL!)

Good luck! ~Adrienne

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RE: 16th Birthday Party Ideas

By koko32534 10/23/2014

if you like the beach and if you have a some cash in your pocket well all you have to go is go to the beach have a tiki party with drinks and little hand foods or rent jet ski's I know how you fell girl I too live in a really hot place its called Florida lol so I would do and thing not so hot lol

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RE: 16th Birthday Party Ideas

By koko32534 10/23/2014

if you don't want any thing huge just so a simple go too the mall and have goodie bags but if thats to out hand just do this have the most best time in your life go to the mall dance with your friends play pranks on people look at them weird even better buy a bunch of
mustaches and just wear them around I hope this helps you!!!!!

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RE: Plastic Canvas Angel Pattern

By drekeweg 10/23/2014

There are patterns for little ribbon plastic canvas pins on Pinterest under "plastic canvas angels" just do a Google search .These are very nice pins and pretty easy to do.Good luck!

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RE: 16th Birthday Ideas

By koko32534 10/23/2014

Just do a cute at home sleep over if you have nail polish buy some cucumbers and some face wipes and your ready to go also go with four really small cakes and put there first letter of there name on the cake its really easy to pipe I would also suggest bethany mota on youtube look up her diy and she has this one with her friends it was so cute!!!!!

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RE: Tiny Holes In Clothing

By mrshoguekcmo 10/23/2014

I have these holes too. I never had them until I started wearing a belt. It is the "stem" of the buckle (the part that goes in the holes) that rubs on your shirt and causes the holes. I have to wear a belt so I'm putting some packing tape on the stem to see if that helps.

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RE: Building a Pet Gate

By gwen.guyn 10/23/2014

I used to have a large chalkboard, when my kids were small. We found that it fit perfectly into the open door hinge side, the other end went on the side we kept the dog. Pushing in is easy for them, pulling not easy. We would just put it behind the door when not in use.
When we moved and had a larger door opening, we put 2 pieces of chair molding vertically on one end of the opening. Then a 2x2 left over piece of deck railing on the other end. Cut to fit a plastic lattice (they are available in 4' x 8' panel), slid it into the space between chair rails, and put a few eye bolts into the 2'x2', slid a piece of metal rod through the eye bolts to fasten. It was a large dog, 150 pounds of stubborn bull dog. Never had her get in the kitchen. When it was open we would slide upright behind the refrigerator.
Best of luck.

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RE: Saving Money on Garbage Bags

By gwen.guyn 10/23/2014

I buy a large box of thin trash can liners from Walmart's janitorial supply section online, and do the store pick up. About $30 for thousand or so. All of my trash containers are small, and I have very little trash so I don't throw away many liners. Things I bring home are in recycled packages and can again go back into recycling program. Our trash is required to be in tied or secured bags, as earlier posted. It saves a lot of litter flying into the area. The bags in the box have lasted for over 3 years now, still about half remaining.

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RE: Homemade Flour Tortillas

By mom-from-missouri 10/23/2014

I'm going to try this-I lost my recipe and this looks similar as to how I remember the one I had was....but, I am curious as to why you let them sit when they contain no yeast. I don't remember having to do that before.

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RE: Miniature Daffodils

By janus7 10/23/2014

That is awesome! They must have mutated in some way. I would contact a Master Gardener or university or something and see what you can do to develop this new strain of daffodils. You could make money and certainly name this new strain yourself. There is sure to be a market for them. I would certainly love to have tiny daffodils in my garden. Please let us know what you do.

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RE: Write Expiration Dates on Your Calendar

By jetruth 10/23/2014

This is a wondeful idea. I put these reminders on my phone calendar with a 2-3 day reminder.

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RE: Homemade Flour Tortillas

By craftqueen1 10/23/2014

I have been wanting a good tortilla recipe, will definitely try this, thanks!:)

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RE: Getting Rid of Fleas in the House

By holly.lewis.1650 10/23/2014

Here you go: http://www.fleacontrolbook.com/naturalfleacontrol/tag/flea-home-remedies/

They say pennyroyal essential oil helps repel fleas.

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RE: Poem from Deceased Cat to Owner

By holly.lewis.1650 10/23/2014

Hi, I found a site with poems for cat people who have lost their little companions. You might find the one you are looking for through this link. Love and peace,
http://messybeast.com/moggycat/desdemona.htm

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RE: Removing Burnt Smell From Microwave

By chocolateswirl777 10/23/2014

10.23.14 I don't have an answer and been trying to Google one. I just had to reply to this post because my 11 y/o daughter did the EXACT SAME THING on Tues and I'm trying to get the smell out of the microwave with NO luck. I can get the smoke out of the house, its just that every time you use the microwave the burn smell is emitted and that cant be healthy smelling that all the time.

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RE: Value of a RCA Victor Record Player/Stereo

By bettylust89 10/23/2014

1961 RCA Victor Danish modern cabinet

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RE: Planning a Girl's 11th Birthday

By ywilson121 10/23/2014

Hi get them to wear cowboys costume and put fairy wings on the back and make fairy and cowboys cupcakes but have different cakes; one cowboy and one fairy hope you enjoy. :)

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RE: Buying Dawn Soap in Australia

By j1nkxx 10/23/2014

According to Wikipedia, Fairy {In England}is near to dawn if not the same.Not sure if available near you.

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RE: Living Room Wall Color Advice

By MartyD 10/23/2014

I have bright lemon yellow in my living room. It's really nice since it never gets gloomy even on cloudy winter days.

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RE: Use Coconut Oil for Dry or Damaged Hair

By reb99 10/23/2014

Thank you SO much for your suggestion coconut oil! I tried it yesterday on "fried hair". Already almost back to normal.

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RE: Egg Shell Uses

By AHA! 10/23/2014

Sorry about your dogs! Make sure you rinse them, perhaps with vinegar to deter them. I have cats and actually add the shells to my little flower garden to DETER them from using the soil as a litter box.

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RE: Morning Fog Over The Pond

By Kellilori 10/23/2014

As another reader mentioned too "I am not a morning person" but every morning I must bring myself to take my dear son to school (7:30am). On our short ride, on the edge of our subdivision there is a corn field and it's directly where the sun is coming up with all the fog/haze. It is so beautiful especially now that the corn has been cut. Sometimes there's hundreds of geese just sitting there probably enjoying the same view as I was. It does cheer me up ! I mention it to my son and even at his young age he appreciates how pretty it looks. I will definitely try to take a picture next time!

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RE: Cats Peeing on Everything

By Catherine Michele 10/23/2014

Hello!
I have 3 female cats and 1 male living indoors. The only cat that sometimes pee anywhere is the female cat that was neutralized when she was already 2 years old. The 2 female cats that were neutralized when just 8 month old are always using the litter box.

Still I think that to have your cat neutralized will help but as you say this happened very suddenly and as they seem to mainly pee on bed or clothes I think you could try to buy another brand of washing powder or softener as some chemical fragrances can be "agressive" from a cat point of view as it can recall them of the marking smells of an intruder cat on their territory.

Bleach or ammonia which is a componant commune to washing products and to urine are the tipical products that will make cats mark their territory but any product with a strong smell can make a cat pee to mark or defend a territory. When they are stressed they will "renew" the markings so it will also help to have the litter box or 2 litter boxes cleaned at least twice a day as the ammonia smell from the litter is also a stress for them.

Also check that the urine marks are not pink from blood traces (use a white litter for an easier checking for awhile) cats can also start peeing everywhere when they have a urinary problem but I am pretty sure that it comes from the washing products smell. This will take awhile as cats will still feel the smell when you will not feel it anymore.
So keep smiling and keep calm. Chasing them around and yelling will not help ( I know ! Done that ! ) as it will only increased the cats stress and they will pee even more. So remember that cats were created for man dream to cuddle a tiger. You would not yell at a tiger or chase it around ? would you ?

Hope this help !

Catherine

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RE: SSI Benefits and Child Support

By cybergrannie 10/23/2014

Just to clarify my original post - I read your question incorrectly as it appears your son is presently drawing SSI benefits and will continue as long as he has health problems.

MY advice is still the same - see an attorney for legal advice on your situation. Thinking that you cannot afford an attorney may be an expensive mistake. An attorney can help you with a true assessment of everything without compromising your responsibilities.

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RE: Getting Help After a House Fire

By cybergrannie 10/23/2014

I am sorry for your loss but it appears everyone is safe and that is a blessing far greater than what you lost.

Starting over is not easy for anyone but you do not indicate your age, your present health or where you live (country or state) so it is difficult to offer any suggestions other than the normal ones.

Seek out help from your church and local organizations such as the Salvation Army. Some of these may be able to help you for a few days or weeks but probably none can help indefinitely.

it sounds like you may need to seek help from an attorney (Low or no income families can usually get help with "free" legal services) if your "landlord" cheated you.

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RE: SSI Benefits and Child Support

By cybergrannie 10/23/2014

There is not enough information in your question for anyone to really offer any advise but it is for sure - you need to see an attorney.

Many support problems can be resolved by just following whatever was originally set up in the divorce papers.

Of course, either party can take the case back to court to seek a change in "anything". The change "request" usually comes about due to changes in circumstances - of either party (more or less income - changes in health (mothers/fathers or children) - moving, etc).

An attorney may be able to help you and still provide for your son properly.

One question -
Does your son draw SSI now? Why would he start drawing it at 18 if he has not been qualified to draw it earlier?

As I said in the beginning - you really need an attorney (may have needed one for a long time?)

I believe in true support for children - but it should not mean that total support should be "one-sided"?

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RE: Living Room Wall Color Advice

By LiseSokoloskiTrinkle 10/23/2014

I see a very, very pale peach.

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RE: Buying Dawn Soap in Australia

By furlegs 10/23/2014

I recently bought a bottle of Dawn dishwashing liquid from Cheap as Chips in Adelaide, it was $3.50. Do you have a Cheap as Chips shop in Newcastle, if not perhaps try a Reject shop or similar.

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RE: In Memory of Rubin (Cat)

By LiseSokoloskiTrinkle 10/23/2014

Thank you all for voting for Rubin. I looked at pictures of her yesterday and smiled salty tears.

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RE: Bat Poop Stains on Fabric

By lindon11 10/23/2014

To remove Bat Poo stains from fabric. First wear gloves and get a jug of boiling water and start pouring on the stain as you are pouring use an old toothbrush with a mixture of washing up liquid and brush the stain. Just keep going with the boiling water and the toothbrush until the stain is gone. I did this very successfully on my outdoor loungers last weekend.

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RE: 12th Birthday Sleepover Game Ideas

By Great Granny Vi 10/23/2014

Our great granddaughter will be 12 in Dec. and her grandma is having a day "spa" party for her. Since your 12 year old isn't girly, How about a craft party, There are tons of craft ideas that is available on the internet. With Christmas coming so fast, They could make gifts for friends and family.

Another idea, Have them make cookies /candy to take to a nursing home or V.A. hospital and sing a song or two. Or recite a poem, They are old enough to do something for others while having fun. It will make them feel good also. Make cards of best wishes out of construction paper and pictures from seed catalogs/magazines etc. Teach them to be grateful now, while they are still young. In the next couple of years it will be to late for most.
Happy 12TH Birthday!
And Mom, Have fun whatever you decide. GG Vi

http://littlemisscraft.com/Rose_Tissue_Paper_Flower-10_1

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RE: Social Security Survivor Benefits

By Great Granny Vi 10/23/2014

If this ''warrior hero " was married to the child's mother, They are both eligible for survivors benefits, unless things have changed. Check also with the V.A. office near by. His service is much appreciated as well as the family's sacrifice.
Prayers offered for the family.May God Bless them. GG Vi

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RE: Simple Fried Rice

By mariannecollier94 10/22/2014

Use this recipe, add pineapple chunks from recipe above, add ham from another recipe above (or chicken, my idea)... we all have a hit! Yum!

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RE: Removing Mothball Odor from a Dresser

By profile.php?id=100000168515939 10/22/2014

Get a bag of cedar shavings from the pet store (hamster or guinea pig litter). Put a 2 inch layer in the bottom of the cedar chest and close it up for 2 days. Clean it out (I used a shop-vac and reused the cedar shavings as mulch) and leave the chest open to air for a day. Repeat- this was fine for me. Repeat again - passed my wife's smell test.

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RE: Riding Mower Won't Start

By thrifyfun 10/22/2014

Try charging the battery or replacing it. Sounds exactly like what mine did and it ended up being the battery. As soon as I swapped it out it fired right up.

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RE: Turn Old Sweaters Into Leg Warmers

By NewYork2Texas 10/22/2014

In summer months when sweater are not in use, you can use them to wrap throw pillows. They are gorgeous.

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RE: Laundry Brush Clogging Toilet

By NewYork2Texas 10/22/2014

I had a VERY similar incident with a large towel getting stuck way down. We finally had to unscrew the entire toilet from the floor and there it was. Removed it easily. Sounds difficult to take up the toilet, but it truly isn't. Sorry this happened to you.

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RE: Recipe for Piedras

By doobtones60 10/22/2014

Here is the actual URL with pictures and all:

http://www.mexicoinmykitchen.com/20 ... d-or-stale-bread-use-it-to-make.html

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RE: Egg Shell Uses

By freedombelle2001 10/22/2014

I keep a jar on the kitchen counter and after I rinse the shells and let them dry a day on the windowsill I put them in the jar and use the thick end of a butter knife to smash them up, after it is getting full I put some in our compost, some in my roses, and some in my houseplants. No problem with my 2 dogs, maybe because the shells are smashed well. Linda

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RE: Recipe for Piedras

By doobtones60 10/22/2014

Piedras

Ingredients for 12 Piedras/Stones
4 1/2 cup (500 grams) plain bread crumbs, made out after processing your bread in the food processor or blender
1 3/4 cup (250 grams) All purpose flour
1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar
100 grams margarine
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
1 ½ cup whole milk (add slowly)
Flour as needed to work the dough
Sugar to decorate the topping
NOTES:
If using sweet breads reduce the amount of sugar to 4 Tablespoons. The same applies to milk, reduce the amount to 1 cup. Since sweet breads tend to be on the moist side. Just add the milk little by little.
Making the bread crumbs
After a few days of buying the bread and when it starts to look sad, I usually cut it in cubes and freeze it in a plastic bag to be used for bread crumbs, croutons, bread pudding and the like. When it is just sweet breads like challah, croissants, or biscuits they are frozen in a separate bag from the plain or salty bread. In this case the one in the pictures is day old sweet breads.
The bread crumbs are placed in the food processor and processed until they become fine crumbs.
1. Preheat your oven at 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, then add the margarine and knead. Gradually mix in the milk until you form a smooth dough.
2. Knead the dough until it is soft. If the dough seems hard add more milk. The dough should resemble cookie dough.
3. Using a 2 1/3 inch ice cream scoop place the dough in your greased baking sheet. Arrange them one inch apart. Sprinkle with sugar and bake until the bread is golden at edges but firm, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely.

From: www.mexicoinmykitchen.com

(The Mexican bakery near me adds anise seeds to the dough and also lightly frosts the top with a chocolate ganache.)

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RE: Recipes Using Leftover Chips

By kyleeisawesome02 10/22/2014

Eat them! That's is they aren't stale... if they are give them to birds, hand them to your kids to feed the birds at the park. Great for families to have fun!

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RE: Social Security Benefits for Children of Deceased Parent

By redhatterb 10/22/2014

Call your local Social Security Office and talk to them. That being said is the by any chance a possibility that you aren't capable of controlling all the money at one time.

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RE: Survivors Benefits for Multiple Children

By redhatterb 10/22/2014

Call your local Social Security Office and talk to them.

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RE: Remedy for Underarm Odor

By profile.php?id=100002537377696 10/22/2014

The best thing I've found for underarm odor is Milk of Magnesia. Buy the generic kind and put some in a small bottle with a twist cap or a small jar with a screw-on lid. After bathing, put a small amount on your finger and rub it on your arm pit. It works all day for me. I am super sensitive to deodorants with aluminum salts, but this works wonders! This can be used anywhere on your body for odor control.

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RE: Egg Shell Uses

By fab4mom 10/22/2014

These are great ideas, and I would be interested in others if someone else has some ideas. Good topic.
I do have to relate a problem that I had recently. I crushed my egg shells and placed them around my rose bushes. My dog kept making a beeline for them, and I didn't get them up in time before she finally got to them and ate them. They really messed her stomach up, and she had bloody stools for days.
So, my main take-away from all this is that I will mix the finely crushed egg shells with potting soil before I place them on anything outside.

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RE: Easy Corn on the Cob

By shaywood 10/22/2014

I agree about using the microwave to cook the corn in the husks, but when you take it out, cut off the end where husk is attached and with a very sharp knife and just pull straight up and the husk will come right off and NO silk remains.

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RE: Selling a Poplar Tree

By mccoychris90 10/22/2014

Unfortunately for you people don't "buy" trees. People will not come and cut down your tree and pay you. Cutting down trees has many expenses. Insurance, Labor, Equipment, Storage, Hauling, Fuel consumption. You will not find anyone who will cut one tree down and pay you...period.

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RE: Cat Scratching Wound

By melody.grubb 10/22/2014

Tried all suggestions for my cat who has a big (2" long) wound on her neck, and she promptly takes everything off. We are trying putting tape on her paw and will see after an hour how it goes.

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RE: The Great Room Swap

By yomama1971 10/22/2014

Sandi, ma'am - YOU are my hero! We are tackling the same issue at my place - which is bigger, but with more hands to collect and deposit!

My (teen) kids and I are into crafting, making costumes, etc... and we somehow end up as a storage unit for family as well!

I SO admire you for tackling the challenge (and with disability, no less!) Commendable, for sure... and I'll bet you wanted to do twirligigs in all that free space once you were done!

This comes at a perfect time to kick me in the nethers...and to go do the same favor for my kids! Thanks for the inspiration!

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RE: Reducing the Cost of Feeding a Family

By jb.smith.779 10/22/2014

For a few years now we have made the homemade mini pizza's out of leftovers & frozen them for future use. This can be made really simple by using the store brand canned biscuits when they go on sale; roll the biscuits out, add leftover spaghetti sauce, whatever meat you have leftover in the freezer or 'fridge & a little cheese.

Nearly anything I get in the grocery is on sale - especially meats. I always make extra large batches & freeze for 2 or 3 more meals. I chop up celery & bell pepper when they go on sale, freeze on cookie sheets, transfer to Ziploc bags or plastic freezer storage boxes & put back in the freezer & I have these for several months or until the next sale. I also make my own potato chips - cheaper & less salty since I can control the salt. I wait for my favorite flour to go on sale & hit the sale early. I make up my own baking mixes & freeze raw dough balls for hot rolls later.

Same with cookies - fresh baked anytime I want. I dry my own garlic & onion to make powders & I buy the cheaper herbs & spices that are in the cellophane bags & make my own seasoning mixes. I guess you could say I make my own convenience foods. You have to learn this when you're trying to feed 5 children.

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RE: "Blue Christmas" Parade Float Ideas

By marion.pingel66 10/22/2014

Do a two sided float; a military man overseas sitting in the barracks writing a letter envisioning his girl / and then the other side a girl sitting in her living room with the tree lit up, missing her boy. Envisioning him back at the barracks while the music on the stereo playing "Blue Christmas"

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RE: Using Mexican Pottery

By frugalsunnie 10/22/2014

I love Mexican and Guatemalan pottery too but have never used any of what I collected on travels owing to the possibility of lead in the glazing - even from the potters who swear they follow safety standards.

So much from Latin America over the last 10-15 years has been recalled for safety - jewellery (high lead), candles (toxic fumes from scent), even candy! And all of it for being mislabelled as lead/toxin free only for it to be discovered as loaded with lead or other toxins.

Other countries with sketchy manufacturing practices are China and India - I have some lovely colanders and crockery I can't use after discovering (one of those DIY testing kits) high lead and even some low levels of radioactivity in them. Even the dyes used on cloth can be toxic - you REALLY have to be careful when buying from certain countries.

Pretty to look at, lovely to display, but I wouldn't use any of it. Home safety was sold down the river when a lot of manufacturing was sent 'offshore' from the US (where I lived for 50 years) and the UK (where I now live).

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RE: Can You Freeze Crisco?

By feekie 10/22/2014

I actually wanted to know if I could freeze Crisco, because I use it so seldom that it frequently goes rancid in my cabinet. To my good fortune, google led me to this wonderful website! Now I know where to find the answer to my next culinary question!

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RE: Surprise 14th Birthday Party Ideas

By 15254 10/21/2014

I am turning 16 in January and wanting a really fun and exciting party. it will be at home with around 30 people (hopefully half girls half boys). although I do have a pool I had a pool party last year and want something different and original. I love a good party and it will have music and a dj I just need a theme for my party, nothing to nerdy and it needs to be easy for girls and boys to dress up.
Please help :)

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RE: Remedy for Underarm Odor

By linex_4 10/21/2014

I sweat profusely during warm months and understand how you feel. What works for me is reapplying deodorant through out the day. Sometimes I find that I have to change shirts midday which might be something you may want to consider. Also, make sure that your deodorant states it is a combination of antiperspirant & deodorant. If body odor is still an issue, you might want to try switching brands or even an over the counter prescription strength deodorant. Another thing to keep in mind is that some people who eat a diet rich in garlic & onion tend to "sweat" these odors. Think about your diet and see if this is what happening to you too.

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RE: Saucer and Cup Place Mat

By jehosophat jones 10/21/2014

Doesn't that look good!
Marg from England

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RE: Add Info To Your Photos

By jehosophat jones 10/21/2014

Looking at the WW1 soldier standing proud between two girls - one of my great-uncles was it? If so, which? No-one to ask now. So wish I knew!
Marg from England.

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RE: Uses for Wool Socks

By msdenisedecker 10/21/2014

In making the warmers out of a sock, I have found using rice gives a better smell, and you can add cinnamon, cocoa or other dry scents. When heated, the pleasant aroma is enhanced. If you will need to clean your warmer, use 2 layers of socks (they don't need to match) and just remove the outer layer and launder it, when dry, then put it back on. We've also decorated some with buttons and yarn to make animal and doll faces. The kids love them as bed time snuggle buddies.

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RE: Morning Fog Over The Pond

By afrossnelson 10/21/2014

Beautiful!

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RE: "Fantasia" Winter Headband

By afrossnelson 10/21/2014

Love it! And it seems easy to make.

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RE: Health Issues After Quitting Smoking

By raissa 10/21/2014

Hi I am into my fifth week (30 days) of cold turkey no smoking. I smoked for 12 years and worked out I consumed approx 250,000 cigarettes! I was so thankful to see that I am not alone in my withdrawal pains. It has been brutal and unfortunately I cannot provide a timeline for these symptoms, as it has blurred into one mess. Headaches, pressure in my sinus', nausea, acid reflux, digestive problems in general and painful trapped wind, severe blemishes/acne, bad breath (oddly), swollen glands and a painful throat, joint pain, pain in my arms and legs, chest tightness, sensitive skin, sleep disturbance, severe anxiety and panic attacks, mood swings, anger, no energy, no concentration, irritability, feelings of constant déjàvue, weight gain (craving all the rubbish foods) and hot flushes.

However I have not experienced any coughing, however I read just because this is absent does not mean my body isn't detoxing the filth. Therefore seeing the list in black and white above just proves the damage I was so blindly doing whilst invaded and taken hostage by the drug. But this is the price (and hopefully never worse) for all the years of neglect. But I am free and despite all of this I am very happy and proud that I am no longer a slave to nicotine.

Good luck everyone with the quiting and how amazing are these forums. Been a huge support for me. Gets easier and easier by the day because the truth and growing confidence makes you stronger.

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RE: Storing Appliances in a Tiny Kitchen

By freedombelle2001 10/21/2014

Here is a picture. Had one with original post, it disappeared too.

RE: Storing Appliances in a Tiny Kitchen

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RE: My Favorite Crocheted Flower

By karen.tigchelaar.9 10/21/2014

I think it's pretty!

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RE: Windshield Washer Nozzle Not Spraying

By louel53 10/21/2014

Locate the nozzle and be sure it is pointed in the correct direction. If the holes are clogged, you can just poke them out with a needle or something similar.

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RE: Curtain Color Advice

By louel53 10/21/2014

These are pretty neutral colours. Pretty much anything you like would look fine. You might look for a pattern with a colour you like, say blue, and the grey and brown from the other places, maybe some black for an accent. Get accent pillows to match the curtains, or perhaps a nice throw.

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RE: Getting Rid of Fleas in Human Hair

By louel53 10/21/2014

Are you sure they are fleas? It seems far more likely, especially if they are in your hair, that they are head lice.

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RE: Morning Fog Over The Pond

By karen.tigchelaar.9 10/21/2014

That photo would great in a frame! How beautiful!

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RE: "Fantasia" Winter Headband

By karen.tigchelaar.9 10/21/2014

That is a beautiful headband! Perfect for winter!

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RE: Value Russ Months to Remember Porcelain Dolls

By cybergrannie 10/21/2014

You have the dolls so it would be easy for you to check the value on eBay, Etsy, Google and many other web sites.

Just a quick check on eBay shows several of these dolls listed for sale. Mostly listed as one doll and not a set. Asking Prices vary from 2.00 up.

You can check under sold listings to see what people are really paying and also IF they are even selling.

Dolls sell better around Christmas time so you may see more listed in the next month or so.
Google has a lot of sites for these dolls.

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RE: Pet Snake Has Stopped Eating

By profile.php?id=1147173925 10/21/2014

Check the temperature of the tank. If its slightly too chilly they won't eat also.

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RE: Social Security Survivor Benefits

By cybergrannie 10/21/2014

The mother/guardian of this child should go ASAP to their local SS office as everyday missed is lost benefits. Benefits usually only start from the date of application.

Only the SS office can tell anyone if they are eligible for benefits. If they are eligible there should be payments for the child and mother for several years.

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RE: Morning Fog Over The Pond

By NellieMary 10/21/2014

This is a stunning photo! It is so lovely. Your pond is a treasure. Thank you for sharing this. It made my day.

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RE: Keep Rodents Out During Winter

By jinjelle 10/20/2014

Buy one of those spray bottles, add 1 cup water and 2 tsp. Oil of Peppermint - NOT peppermint flavoring, but the REAL essential oil (Amazon has it for few dollars or get it at your local coop - about $7.00 or so - not bad to get rid of the pesky things.) Spray it in the corners of your rooms or anyplace they come in. They are allergic to this and stay away - also keeps spiders away.

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RE: Saucer and Cup Place Mat

By craftqueen1 10/20/2014

You've got my vote!:)

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RE: Saucer and Cup Place Mat

By craftqueen1 10/20/2014

This is darling, good job. I will be making some. Good job! :)

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RE: Use Fleece Throws for Warm Curtains

By profile.php?id=100000212337591 10/20/2014

Check your thrift stores for throws you can find them for a couple of dollars lots of styles & colors. Also for mounting I did the velcro thing & they just would not stay up so i did the hammer & nail. Then I found curtain rods at the thrift store the tension kind for a 1.00 beats 6.00 at Walmart. I have found that many times it's not something I need right now so I have time to find what I can use cheaply.

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RE: Making Liquid Soap from Leftover Bar Soap

By jodi.hendon 10/20/2014

My husband goes through a bar of soap every few days because he uses it like a washcloth. (I use a washcloth so my soap lasts a long time, but there's no changing 64 years of habit, I guess.) I keep a quart jar that I put his soap slivers and water in, and I refill all my liquid soap dispensers in the kitchen, laundry room, and bathrooms every few weeks with the liquid soap it produces.

I use a funnel to make it easy to transfer. To keep it from being slimy and stringy, I put a few squirts of cheap liquid hand soap in each container when I refill it. I get that at the dollar store or on the sale aisle of the grocery store, and a bottle will last a long time. The soap is creamy, but not slimy.

I'll fill the dispenser half to 3/4 full, and then add water, and then add a little water to the quart jar. I figure I save about $15 a month doing this.

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RE: Crockpot Tacos

By craftqueen1 10/20/2014

I will be trying this right away, thank you!

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RE: Red Clothing Dye Ran on White Hoodie

By ghero25 10/20/2014

Did anyone answer you? I have the same hoodie with the same problem.

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RE: "Fantasia" Winter Headband

By kim.b685 10/20/2014

I love that you can adjust to fit. I can never find them loose enough. Love the colors.

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RE: Frugal Tips For Buying Pet Food and Feeding Pets

By 2ndsight 10/20/2014

I believe that obesity in pets is a killer. I keep a "food diary" just like a person on a diet does. Each and every treat, food, table scrap gets written down with the number of calories. I also cook for my dogs, mostly meat with some rice, frozen for fresh vegetables. Sometimes I put 1/2 can of real premium food (I prefer Triumph) in the mix if I run out of meat. It is surprising how the calories add up. Especially if your dog follows you around and you are in the habit of sharing food with them. I lost weight as well because I cut down on snacking between meals to avoid those sad, hungry eyes. Another tip is to break the treat into smaller pieces. Dogs can count how many but do not have the concept of the size of the pieces.

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RE: Morning Fog Over The Pond

By kim.b685 10/20/2014

That pic is so etherial. It looks like a pond near my home. Beautiful!

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RE: "Fantasia" Winter Headband

By dawnfaoro 10/20/2014

That is just beautiful. I know they work great to keep warm on these cold winter days. It seems that as long as the ears and neck are covered, the head stays warm too!

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RE: Morning Fog Over The Pond

By dawnfaoro 10/20/2014

That is a lovely photograph. I can imagine sitting by the shore with a cup of morning coffee!

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RE: Free Cell Service with Q Link Wireless

By dawnfaoro 10/20/2014

I have heard about these but did not know that a person on social security would be eligible. Thanks for the info!

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RE: Cake Mix Cookies

By dawnfaoro 10/20/2014

Those look delicious! I must say, I have never heard of this before. I can't wait to try it!

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RE: My Favorite Crocheted Flower

By dawnfaoro 10/20/2014

That is beautiful! I'll bet they are great for hair or even as a decoration on gift wrap!

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RE: Dryer Lint for Firestarters

By dawnfaoro 10/20/2014

What an awesome idea! I can't wait to try it. I don't camp but I will sure pass this idea on to my friends who do!

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RE: Yarn to Donate

By rottiff 10/20/2014

Contact your local Senior Citizen's group. Ours has several 'clubs' inside there that do group crafts. They have a small store inside the center where they sell their merchandise.

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RE: Leewards Suppliers

By frugalsunnie 10/20/2014

Try Michael's if you're in the US - they bought Leewards in 1994.

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