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RE: 14th Birthday Party Ideas

By mahalabellewood 08/22/2014

my b-day is next week and i have come up with a few pretty good ideas. the mane one that im thinking of doing is an all-day mall party, like im going to get some money from my mom, then my 7 closest friends and i will be dropped off at the mall at around 12:00 or so then we will wonder around all day and freak people out, just let loose with your friends and and have a good time it all depends on what you and your friends like to do

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RE: Dog is Sleeping All the Time

By FARSTAR 08/22/2014

Congratulations on giving another Dog a good home. But with no disrespect you should have found one around the same age as the long term resident. I have heard this story so many times. And seek another consultation from an indepentent Veterinarian.

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RE: One Handed Crafts

By worrellnorma 08/22/2014

i understand my students have different kinds of diabilties and yes i do have modafied their crafts. here is one i think u will enjoy. u will need a new roll of toilet paper, one fat quarter of material (any color or print), some rafti, a 12" rectagle of some type of green fabric printed or not, one brown lunch sack. ok here it is. open the fat quarter and set the tp in the middle. then take one corner and stuff into the tp roll. do it again until u get all corners in. now take your green and lay it across the top of tp but use one finger and push in just a bit. now put a bit of rafi on top of the green, do the same like the green one. now for the last thing take the lunch sack fold in half (hotdog style) fold again. now put one end in your mouth and bite down while the other end is in your hand and twist and twist. when u get it twisted fold in half and put the open end into the tp roll just like u dd before. dada u now have a pumpkin. u can make one for any holiday as decorations or as a holder for a spare roll of tp. after u make them they are to cute to tear apart. one student took his home (who has cp) he told his mom look what i made. mom wasn't sure that he did it, so he took it apart and put it all back together. lets just say it was a magic moment she will never forget. enjoy

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RE: Dog is Sleeping All the Time

By heather dianne 08/22/2014

do you pay more attention to the younger dog than the older one?
Maybe if you encourage the play with the older dog by playing ball or ruff & tumble with it .

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RE: Bzzz - Bee on Celosia Plant

By diane.wolcott.3 08/22/2014

Thank you! Bees are vital as natural pollinators and we need them!

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RE: Establishing Credit

By cybergrannie 08/22/2014

If you have no past credit (of any kind) it is sometimes difficult to get a new credit card with a bank (with low interest rate) even if you have a job. They look at where you are living (buying, renting, school, parents) as well as how long you have been working (how many times have you changed jobs?) and other things.

Most finantial people say it is best to go to YOUR bank and apply for a "credit" loan. That is - you put 100.00 in an account and then you ask for a "credit" loan of 90.00 against your saving of 100.00. Then you pay this off in monthly payment (whatever amount is set up) until it is paid off. Then try to add more money to your savings and borrow against it again. Do this for at least one year and you will be well on your way to getting a good credit card.

Try to always pay ANY bill (utilities, rent/mortgage, local stores, cable) on time as credit agencies know a lot about people and they check all of these for your payment history.

Usually a Walmart card (with money) does no good but there can be exceptions. If you acquire a credit card, try to always remain in the lower 25 to 50% of the top figure you have available.
Always pay more than the minimum due and give every purchase a lot of thought - even the 2.00 ones.

If you are trying to build credit then you should maybe make payments and not pay it off each month - at least for the first 6 months to a year.

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RE: Garden Basil Lime Frosting

By craftqueen1 08/22/2014

Looks really good! Will try this. :)

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RE: Finding the Value of a Seymour Mann Doll

By vikki.harding1 08/22/2014

I have Karen would like to know how much she is worth.

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RE: Old Sandbox Dog Bed

By duckie-do 08/22/2014

This is a great idea! I love it! I know these dogs really like it a lot.

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RE: Ideas for Chips for a Quarter Auction

By Poor But Proud 08/22/2014

Good tip Louise. You can also get 16 poker chips at the dollar store in the toy section. Hope that helps.

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RE: Ideas for Chips for a Quarter Auction

By louel53 08/22/2014

What about bread clips? Cost - nothing! I used these when I was teaching to cover bingo cards, for +/- chips for algebra, for just counting pieces, etc.

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RE: Mom's Best Housekeeping Tip

By Joankay 08/22/2014

I have news for everyone - when you get to a "certain age" - like in your 80's - this method becomes compulsory because you have to ration out your energy to get through the day! I applaud all you younger people who are already doing this. Wish I had thought of it years ago! Joan from Chesterfield, MI

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RE: Ideas for Chips for a Quarter Auction

By Omanana 08/22/2014

The dollar store sells poker chips in 50 packs. Could you get those and use a marker to put numbers on them?

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RE: Mom's Best Housekeeping Tip

By Patty Janes 08/22/2014

Thank you for your advice and also the book recommendation. I have had a small cleaning business (for over 30 years) and for the last several years, I've had a hard time getting motivated to clean my own! Hope this helps me!

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RE: Annie Fanny (Domestic Shorthair)

By craftqueen1 08/21/2014

So cute! :)

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RE: Shifu (Maltese Chihuahua)

By craftqueen1 08/21/2014

Oh my goodness, priceless! :)

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RE: Sandy (Golden Chow Mix)

By craftqueen1 08/21/2014

Just beautiful!:)

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RE: Bzzz - Bee on Celosia Plant

By craftqueen1 08/21/2014

Great picture! :)

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RE: 2 Ingredient Pancakes

By craftqueen1 08/21/2014

These look awesome, can't wait to try! Thanks for sharing. :)

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RE: Restoring a Faded Vintage Formica Table Top

By kitkatk100 08/21/2014

I wonder if lemon juice would work. Good luck to you!

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RE: Establishing Credit

By louel53 08/21/2014

One of the best ways to establish a credit rating is to get a credit card, and pay it off IN FULL every month. Another way to establish a good credit rating is to save up a down payment for something you need, such as a car. Then when you purchase the car, after getting the loan from the dealer or the bank, then you must absolutely make all the payments on time and for the full amount.

Do not go to payday loan places, or borrow from places who will lend you money regardless of your income, your net worth, your credit rating. Those sorts of places prey on people.

Most banks or dealerships will lend you money on a car, if you have a good job and a down payment, even if it is your first loan, because the car has value and they can take it back. However, even with this, you usually have to have a co-signer.

If you wish to get credit so that you can purchase a bunch of stuff that you can't really afford, or go on expensive vacations, or buy a bunch of stuff like expensive purses and shoes, or blow it on expensive meals and booze, you are better off not getting credit.

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RE: Finding the Value of Porcelain Dolls

By cybergrannie 08/21/2014

Check out answers on Thrifty site. Go to the top right of your screen and put porcelain dolls in search area... lots of information.

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RE: Value of Vintage Bird Guide

By cybergrannie 08/21/2014

Best to check it out yourself on Google, eBay etc as you have the book and can verify information. Age does not always mean "things" are valuable, but you may be lucky.

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RE: Value of Porcelain Dolls from Vanessa Collection

By cybergrannie 08/21/2014

Usually this type doll is mass produced - even in a year - and do not resell for very much - usually always less than original cost. Dolls like this do not sell very well on eBay as there are so many to choose from.

Dolls are one of the most difficult items to sell and a LOT of trouble to ship and costly to ship which is added to your "asking"price. In addition, they are easily broken in shipment.

You may have better luck with Craig's list as there is no shipping involved.

Also, dolls usually sell better at Christmas. Dolls like this sometime sell for 8-15 dollars on eBay.

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RE: Silverware Cabinet Handles

By craftqueen1 08/21/2014

What a fabulous idea! I am going to try this! How did you attach them to the cabinet?

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RE: Value of Old Glass Bowl

By Poor But Proud 08/21/2014

It might be an Ambergina but I couldn't find one on ebay just like it. You may want to take it to an appraiser. Good luck!

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RE: One Handed Crafts

By Poor But Proud 08/21/2014

If she is artistic, you can suggest she paints or draws. She might also read books for the blind. If she loves books and her voice isn't affected too much, that is a grand way to give back. I hope these ideas helped.

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RE: Getting Rid of Spiders in My Car

By Poor But Proud 08/21/2014

Spiders smell with their feet. They hate Peppermint so if you put a fine patina and peppermint oil in the car, they will run. You don't have to put it on everything...but the carpeting under the seats are probably where they are going to try and hide. I hope this helps.

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RE: Porcupine Meatballs

By msburny 08/21/2014

Oh goody, goody! I can't tell you how long I've tried to remember this recipe. My late mother made them often when we were kids and the whole family loved them. I will make extra batch next month for the reunion. Thank you!
Peg

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RE: 11th Birthday Party Ideas

By madeline23.provenzao 08/21/2014

If you ask me, it sounds like your daughter needs a goth party! Try some rock music, motorcycles, and punk clothes!

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RE: Outlet Melting

By Pixiedust7 08/21/2014

I'm not an expert, but what is happening is not good! There may be a problem with the grill itself, such as drawing too much electricity, or the outlet might be old or damaged. The outlet also might be on a circuit that already has too much plugged into it. You have to watch the wattage of your appliances and other items, and stay under the load limits of your circuit. Most houses seem to have 15-amp circuits, which means you should stay under 1500 watts total on that circuit. There should be a circuit breaker that trips and cuts the power when there's too much draw on the circuit, and if this hasn't happened, there's something wrong. In addition, your kitchen and bathroom outlets should be GFCI outlets (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters), which have their own, built-in circuit breakers. These can prevent shorts and electrocutions because you're always around water in bathrooms and kitchens.

You should really have a professional electrician check your outlet and your circuits, because you are in danger of having a fire. Also have someone test the grill, but I don't think you should use it until you get the other things checked. Don't take chances! The life you save may be your own.

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RE: Sandy (Golden Chow Mix)

By Marfette 08/21/2014

Sandy is a beautiful girl! I can see the chow in her eyes. We had a chow/lab mix named Toby who just passed over the Rainbow Bridge last week at the age of 13 1/2. I know what you mean about the good natured part and the stubborn chow part. Toby always struggled with both, in a very sweet way. He was a good boy and we miss him a lot.

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RE: Buying Shower Power

By Lizzyanny 08/21/2014

I bought some online. Just google it. I am so glad it is still available. There is nothing quite like it.

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RE: Cooking Canned Biscuits in the Microwave

By Nazman 08/21/2014

Before you completely throw out the idea of baking in a microwave, you might want to read this:
http://chefinyou.com/2010/08/baking-in-microwave-mode/

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RE: Coffee Filter as Emergency Dust Mask

By annelaundrie 08/21/2014

Excellent idea! Thanks for sharing.

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RE: Shaving Off Sideburns

By perla.pearl.perla 08/21/2014

If you shave your side burns and don't shave them wouldn't it just be as noticeable I have dark hair no matter what is shave.

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RE: Securing Throw Rugs on Hardwood Floors

By Poor But Proud 08/20/2014

Take each rug and put it on a table upside down. With a hot glue gun, make a "lazy S" around the edges and then crisscross several times in the center. Once dried, it will make a good non-slide backing. However, if for some reason the fabric doesn't like the glue I would try it with one rug first. Hope that helps.

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RE: Name for Online Design Business

By Poor But Proud 08/20/2014

Prints Charming. Good luck!

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RE: Help With Home Repairs

By Poor But Proud 08/20/2014

All the answers are good ones. You didn't mention where you live. Here in Salem OR, we have an energy assistance program. If you have one in your town, it's a good place to start.

The windows can be replaced fairly cheap. But in the mean time, get some low cost plastic at the local Walmart. It's in 5' wide rolls and you cut off as much as you need, so a yard (aprx. 2.97 per yard) would be 15 square feet. Cut some about 3" larger around and fold it over one, stapling or thumb tacking to the frame if it is wood, to the wall if it is metal. You can also tape it with good quality clear tape. The plastic can be purchased in mil' thickness, so the higher the number the thicker the plastic.

The vents are away from the floor? Get some foam from the local hardware store, and when you go in tell the employee what you are doing with it and they will be able to help.

If you live in a mobile home, your belly board, the band of metal sheathing that holds your floor insulation in place, might be gone or damaged by critters. See if that can be replaced by a friend/church member, etc. Then, if you can't afford insulation, see if someone can donate some baled hay. I know it sounds funny, but if you line the underside of the mobile with that, then put the skirting back on, you will be amazed at how much that helps.

Simple things like expanding foam insulation around pipe openings, exterior cracks in the walls, and such can keep your heating costs down. Go to a local thrift shop and get 2 or three radiant heaters. See the photos enclosed. They run on circulated oil, so they are never a fire hazard and can be used when your furnace isn't working. They are on wheels so easily move from living room to bedroom, but I find they are cheap enough used to have 2 or 3. I find them for 15.00 in most places, and brand new, they are only 30.00.

Here in Salem, if you are Native American, there is no waiting list. It might be the same in your state.

I wish you luck and I hope these tips have helped.
PBP

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RE: Baby Oil For A Squeaky Door

By Poor But Proud 08/20/2014

Good tip. I also use salad oil and catch the drips so it doesn't hurt the carpeting. Sometimes, if you have a small spray bottle like a purse size, it's easier than pouring it.

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RE: Restoring a Faded Vintage Formica Table Top

By likekinds 08/20/2014

Have you tried pure household bleach? It may not help, but it sure wont hurt. I use it on my Formica counter tops all the time.

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RE: Securing Throw Rugs on Hardwood Floors

By grossb954 08/20/2014

I have wood laminate and use the carpet pads you put under the rugs. Works for me.

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RE: Buying Shower Power

By grossb954 08/20/2014

What is Shower Power?

Editor's Note: Bathroom cleaner and soap scum remover.

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RE: Child's Survivors Benefits Reduced

By grossb954 08/20/2014

Like someone else said you probably should be getting something too. My Mother received checks for herself and my two Brothers until my last Brother turned 18.

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RE: Help With Home Repairs

By grossb954 08/20/2014

Replacing broken window panes is a fairly easy thing to fix if you can come up with the money to buy the glass. Check out habitat for humanity. Home Depot has all kinds of free classes on home repairs. I feel for your situation but with home ownership we have to learn how to make a lot of repairs ourselves.

I'm in my 70ies and if I have a home repair I go to U Tube and watch a video on how to fix it and I go in Home Depot with a lot of questions. Their is always someone willing to help you solve a problem but with this economy it's hard, if not impossible to get help financially.

A single senior lady in my neighborhood who is disabled was asking for help for roof repairs just recently. She contacted multiple organizations and even multiple churches. No one would help; not even one church. Don't know what happened to helping the poor and the elderly.

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RE: SSI Benefits for Home Schooled Child

By grossb954 08/20/2014

I don't quite understand. If your son is disabled he will continue to get his checks whether he is home schooled are not unless he's in a state facility who receives his check on his behalf. My 18 year old Grandson receives SSI; he has aspergers syndrome. He received his checks when he was living with his Father. The facility he is in now will be receiving his checks but a potion of that money will be given to him for personal items he has to buy. My 40 year old disabled niece who lives at home also receives SSI.

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RE: Cell Phone Battery Isn't Charging

By charliepotts7 08/20/2014

It keeps on happening to me each day and it has got really annoying. Please could someone help me.

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RE: Child's Survivors Benefits Reduced

By cybergrannie 08/20/2014

As previously stated- only the SS office can help you with this question.

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RE: Help With Home Repairs

By cybergrannie 08/20/2014

It appears that your best bet would be trying to find someone to help with your transportation costs and then you could afford to do the repairs.

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RE: Sandy (Golden Chow Mix)

By Pixiedust7 08/20/2014

Sandy is lovely and looks like a very sweet dog! Best wishes for many happy times with your pal Sandy!

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RE: Crochet Dress Tea Towel Topper

By snow1312 08/20/2014

I don't have the instructions, but I may be able to read the pattern, if I had a picture of the dress.

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RE: Making Slime from Borax

By misty.williford1 08/20/2014

The recipe for it above is easy and makes a perfect slime! We substituted the glow in the dark paint for some iron oxide powder and was able to make a "magnetic" slime. (It is attracted to strong magnets like neodymium magnets.) It works just as well with the iron oxide powder and will not stain once it is incorporated into the mixture. I added it to the glue and water mixture and stirred well before mixing into the borax mixture. It's a lot of fun to play with either way! We are going to try it next with glitter glue!

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RE: Use Recycled Garden Hose in Bonfires

By cyberrat123 08/20/2014

EPA catching you doing this you will be in a whole world of hurt with the fines and it's toxic. I highly advise against it.

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RE: Laundry Basket Planters

By ginnee 08/20/2014

The pictures of the ideas are on her website
http://elizabethjoandesigns.com/2014/04/laundry-basket-planter/
They are From Emily

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RE: Eligibility for Social Security Survivor Benefits

By FloridaWitch 08/20/2014

This happened to my wife too, and I think it is ridiculous that SS does not allow a sibling to get these benefits, yes, he had a child, but she did not take care of her father, my wife did for many years during his disability and illness.

She drove him to Dr. appts., drove him anywhere he needed to go, he lived with us and that was a nightmare for me (her husband) because he was verbally abusive toward her and myself, he was also an alcoholic.

And we were the ones that had to make all the funeral arrangements, pay for whatever was needed, and we get zero in SS Death Benefits.

This needs to change so those that actually DO care for their brother or any sibling can get the death benefit.

I could see it going to his daughter providing she cared for him and he lived in her home! He did not.

We had that burden, she wouldn't even allow her father to come live with her because she wanted no responsibility for any of his problems.

So I think it is grossly unfair that my wife went through his abuse, and we pay out for everything and we can't even be entitled to the Death benefit which is a lousy $255?

Again, this needs to change for those that do the actual care and take on the expense of a sibling, no matter if a child or "divorced" spouse is living or not, if they did nothing they should get nothing, but as SS has it, they do nothing, someone else foots the bill, and they get "free money!" I'm sorry, there is something very wrong with this setup and it really angers me that we went through Hell and trials and tribulations with him, only for someone else to be able to collect that "Death benefit!

And they sure won't pass that money back to us (they won't even apply for it, and if they did, they would not give my wife a cent of it - that just is NOT right!), which, again, this SS Death benefit in my opinion is rightfully due my wife for what she endured taking care of him, and transporting him to the best of her own ability.

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RE: Identifying Porcelain Dolls

By cybergrannie 08/20/2014

I do not recognize any of the dolls but then I only collect a few so...

Usually this type of doll is made in thousands and sold cheaply at retail stores. But you might have one in the group that is worth something. Generally more expensive dolls have markings on the back of the neck or on the body.

If you really wish to find out you will probably have to go to a place like eBay and check out their discussion board on dolls. They will accept photos of ONE doll and give you some info if you have some good photos and give all dimensions. This may be a lot of trouble and not really help if the dolls are inexpensive.

There may be other sites for this that I am unfamiliar with so you could try Google for doll identification sites.

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RE: Planting an Orange Seed

By likekinds 08/19/2014

Absolutely. You will have to wait at least 5 or more years to see fruit. Don't expect the fruit to look or taste anything like the fruit that bore the seed. Tangerine seed are easy to grow, also. The leaves are very scented. It's nice just to walk by a small Tangerine tree.

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RE: Identifying Houseplants

By likekinds 08/19/2014

Just guessing. The top plant looks like a variety of Peperomia obtusifolia. The bottom plant looks like Philodendron peperomia.

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RE: Laundry Basket Planters

By marcia.spencer1 08/19/2014

here is the link for Ideas, they are not mine but thought they are interesting. The pictures of the ideas are on her website
http://elizabethjoandesigns.com/2014/04/laundry-basket-planter/
They are From Emily

Laundry Basket Planter

This is a re-post. The content from this post was lost during a technical glitch last summer. Just wanted to share it with you again, because you might be able to use this idea this spring.

When I see something left on the curb to be picked up by the trash man, my mind starts racing to create a use for this item. I begin to think I could totally use this for and then, it becomes a need. I have to have it or my life will not be complete!

This broken laundry basket I saw on the side of the road was no different, except I couldnt think of a use for it. I grabbed it off the side of the road anyways, not even caring. So, it sat in my basement for about six month when it finally hit me I can use it to as a planter. Here is how I turned this trash into treasure.

broken basket
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First, I taped up the crack in the side with some plain old packing tape. Next, I hot glued burlap on the inside to cover the slats of the basket. This was to help make sure my dirt stayed in.

burlap pannel
Then, I covered the basket with burlap, gluing the fabric down periodically.

burlap wrap


basket corner

After that, I took a separate piece of burlap and wrapped it around the top edge and handles.

brulap to wrap
I glued this edging to the inside of the basket.

allwrap
Then, I attached rope around the basket, making sure to cover the seam where the two fabric pieces came together.

knot1
A little hot glue was added to ensure there was no unraveling of the rope. After all this hard work, I wouldnt want that!

gluerope
Next, I tied the rope into this cool looking knot thing.

knot2
 
knot3
Finally, I added the dirt and plant. You cant even tell it was a broken laundry basket. Ye-haw!

plant(1)
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What do you do with broken laundry baskets? Erin said I would just throw them away. To which I responded If I lived closer, I would just pick them up.

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RE: Child's Survivors Benefits Reduced

By redhatterb 08/19/2014

Call your local Social Security Office and talk to them about it. They are the people that can give you the correct answer. If you were married to their mother, you should be getting something too.

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RE: Help With Home Repairs

By redhatterb 08/19/2014

I am low income and that is the reason that I live in a rental apartment instead of a house. This way I don't have to worry about repairs. When something goes wrong the landlord takes care of it.

Yesterday I needed a new air conditioner, so I called the manager and she sent a maintenance man over to check it out and he in turn went and got a new one out of storage and now my apartment is nice and cool.

If you have a pastor talk to him/her, sometimes they will take up a special offering for a needy member of the congregation, and there might even be members of the congregation that could do some of the repairs, and maybe some that could volunteer some of the needed supplies. As for the windows, you and your husband should be able to replace the glass. Do one window at time.

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RE: SSI Benefits for Home Schooled Child

By redhatterb 08/19/2014

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

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RE: Laundry Basket Planters

By joy.elliott.77 08/19/2014

I need a photo when your able.

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RE: Deterring Wildlife from Yard

By louel53 08/19/2014

How about a couple of cats? Ones that go out to hunt, of course.

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RE: Laundry Basket Planters

By profile.php?id=1392432407 08/19/2014

I do not understand what they look like, can you post a picture?

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RE: Shred Wax Paper to Lubricate Shredder

By lstanhope63 08/19/2014

This is the first time I have ever heard of this. Thank you for sharing :-)

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RE: Slogan for Day Care

By jewatson58@gmail.com 08/19/2014

Where the seed is planted that lives forever.

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RE: Laundry Basket Planters

By kellilori 08/19/2014

Yes! I too would love to see a picture!

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RE: Bugs in Stored Wooden Bowl

By thriftmeg 08/19/2014

It's possible you have woodworm in the bowl. If so, it will endanger any wooden furniture, cupboards etc.

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RE: Reviews of Linda Tahija Jewelry

By Poor But Proud 08/19/2014

All I could find was a google search but no one seems to dislike her. Just know your silver and proceed from there I guess. She seems like a long ways away when you can buy nickle from from America, is all I was thinking.

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RE: Removing Sharpie from Hair

By aliboo.mendoza 08/19/2014

Rub Crest tooth paste onto hair with sharpie. Rinse, repeat until gone (resulted may vary).

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RE: Best Slug Repellent Ever

By ginnee 08/19/2014

I couldn't do that. I think slugs are gross and don't like them at all but... this method just goes against the grain for me.

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RE: Foul Smell in the House

By ginnee 08/19/2014

How awful. I don't have a suggestion or even a guess of what it could be but you sure have my sympathy.

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RE: Mohawk Color Advice

By 364896 08/19/2014

Hey I have probably gone where no girl has ever gone; I have a mohawk that's pretty cool. I'm in high school and someone created a "pretty-in-punk" instagram page I can't find it, but, I think it's about my hair, but I guess im all the rage, then again I am weird I wear special vampire fangs wolf contacts and a large fox tail and spiked colloa. I've sported every color in the world, red, pink blue, turqouise, green, orange, purple, white, yellow emerald, every color lol Use your imagination and set it free :3

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RE: Dreams Come True with a Credit Card

By cybergrannie 08/19/2014

This is an excellent suggestion for many people as I traveled with my job and racked up a lot of points that I used for "pleasure".

However, I read some "statistic" (for whatever that is worth?) that less than 5 percent of credit card holders pay off their bills each month. The report also said that average people tend to spend more (even McDonald's, Burger King, etc) when they have several credit cards available.

I love saving money and getting a "bonus" to boot! But, I try very hard to limit what I spend/buy with my credit cards and just use my bank card - then when that is gone- no more "spending" and no payment at the end of the month.

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RE: Best Slug Repellent Ever

By wilma.hurleyDhm.LR 08/19/2014

Just put copper pennies in garden they will not cross over copper.

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RE: Foul Smell in the House

By rbreton59 08/19/2014

I'm having almost the exact same issue. Help!

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RE: Locating Odor in My House

By rbreton59 08/19/2014

I'm thinking animals come to nest and some are born dead.

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RE: Remedy for a Dog With Diarrhea

By mltmrt 08/19/2014

I have found what helps is a can of chicken rice soup helps. The broth has sodium to help retain fluids in the dogs body since they are loosing so much with the diarrhea and the rice helps to 'clog up' the system (so to speak). If it doesn't start to help within the day, I would contact the vet. The dog may become dehydrated and also the dog may have come into contact with a bug in water that is making them ill.

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RE: What Breed is My Dog?

By Lizzyanny 08/18/2014

I do see the bull terrier in the face and ears, but I see greyhound in the body and markings. What a cutie!

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RE: Homemade Thundershirt for Dogs

By Pixiedust7 08/18/2014

If you find that your homemade wrap works, then why spend the money on the brand name shirt?

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RE: What Breed is My Dog?

By janus7 08/18/2014

Greyhound is entirely possible! Whatever she is, she certainly is beautiful! Please give her a "smooch" for me.

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RE: Summer Lightning

By grossb954 08/18/2014

Beautiful!

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RE: Coin Purse for Broken Keyless Remote

By craftqueen1 08/18/2014

What an excellent idea. I never would have thought of it, but it's perfect! Good job!:)

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RE: What Breed is My Dog?

By ciscosmom 08/18/2014

Do you see a little greyhound in that beautiful face?

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RE: Walnut Shell Christmas Mice

By worrellnorma 08/18/2014

I take a half shell hot glue 2 eyes on, cut 2 ears out of felt your color, a half of a rubber band for the tail, a tiny pompom for the nose. You can either put fun foam on the bottom than add a magnet or you can do everything except the fun foam & magnet. Take a yellow sponge and cut it diagonally (like a triangle) than glue mice on & a magnet on the side. Now you have a wedge of cheese with a mouse.

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RE: Dreams Come True with a Credit Card

By jodi.hendon 08/18/2014

We use a no-interest credit card that we pay off monthly, and gold points accumulate. We've never paid cash or used a credit card for what we consider luxury items - new TVs, VCRs, DVD player, digital camera--we use our gold points. My husband used to travel for business and had to charge flights and hotel rooms, which were reimbursed by his company, but the gold points built up without us knowing about them.

When we moved to a new house, we were able to get a new TV and VCR (it was a long time ago) for the new house without paying for them. We've also used our gold points to get gift cards for our son's birthday and for graduates.

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RE: Where Can I Buy New England Style Hot Dog Buns?

By ltin7lakes 08/18/2014

I live in NC, born and raised in Mass. I found these buns in our local Lowes Grocery made by Kings Hawaiian. Now, they are sweet, but oh, so "sweet".

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RE: Sage Advice for 2013

By craftqueen1 08/18/2014

This was beautiful! I am going to print it out and put it where I can see it every day. Thank you!

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RE: Blanket Curtain Without Sewing

By craftqueen1 08/18/2014

What a fabulous idea girl! I definitely want to try this! Thanks.:)

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RE: Repurposing Containers

By beautifulgreene 08/18/2014

Ok ladies, here's a great way to store your heating bed wires, or extra cables to games not being used, my hubby loves pickles. I buy the huge jar from GFS. These containers are pretty sturdy. I would even consider putting my lights in the there. But only 1- you don't want tangles. However if you place wrapping paper over them then you can add another set of lights.

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RE: Neighbor Walks Dog and Allows It to Pee and Poop in My Yard

By frankieross49 08/18/2014

There are other answers to this. It seems like you covered the basics for "normal" neighbors, but this one is a bad neighbor. Here's an article that details the steps you can take up to and including police and legal action: http://badneighboradvice.com/pages/ ... hbor-s-pet-keeps-coming-into-my-yard

As the article details, it's important to collect evidence that can't effectively be challenged.

Not having solid evidence gets into a "he said, she said" scenario that leads to bad feelings and no resolution.

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RE: Best Fence for Keeping Neighbor's Dogs Out of Yard

By frankieross49 08/18/2014

In addition to fences, there are other deterrents that can be used. There are liquid deterrents that can be applied to the bottom of the fence and some electronic deterrents that could be used. The key is to make your yard a place they don't actually want to be. It's possible that you will need to escalate to the police or animal control agencies; but, unless you actually feel you are in danger, you should try other things first. Here's a good article that details the steps and solutions you should consider: http://badneighboradvice.com/pages/ ... hbor-s-pet-keeps-coming-into-my-yard

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RE: No More Paper Products!

By drydenme 08/18/2014

I have been doing this for a long time. I have always wondered if we are really saving. The water and electricity used to launder and dry the cloths. Is it more or less of a footprint?

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RE: Discarding Used Sewing Machine Needles

By ashleybunkin 08/18/2014

I also put used razor blades wrapped in a paper towel and secured with tape in an empty prescription bottle. Did this after I had stepped on a razor blade.

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RE: Make Tea in Mason Jars

By gtraverswilliamson 08/17/2014

What do you do with the tea from the Jar? I use my teabags for the garden especially for my roses. G.

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RE: What Is This Plant?

By frugalsunnie 08/17/2014

As the previous poster says, it looks like one of the dracenas - from your photo it looks to be the variety known as dracena marginata, and one that isn't getting enough light to bring up the rich red margin colouring. In the snap it looks as though there are pale red lines edging the foliage - the red is usually darker.

Have a read through for tips on keeping this plant happy; **this link shows a young plant - yours is much older with a long 'trunk'**:

http://www.plantandflowerinfo.com/d ... na-marginata/dracaena_marginata.html

Here's a link to general dracena info:

http://tipsplants.com/plants/house-plants/dracaena

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RE: Threading a Singer Sewing Machine

By frugalsunnie 08/17/2014

Here's a link to a free print-out (you can pdf it) of the threading instructions:

http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Dia ... r_2404_merritt_threading_diagram.htm

Usually on a machine this old Singer posts a free download of the user guide but when I checked the Singer site (USA, we can access it from here in the UK), the booklet is listed as a paid hard copy ($15USD).

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RE: Post Large Calendar by Desk

By karendewillers 08/17/2014

I travel to different locations for work each day and have found that I need to keep multiple copies of this schedule. One small weekly calendar in my purse, one on the wall of my bedroom near my nightstand and one in the kitchen.

Otherwise I may end up going to the wrong location on the wrong day.

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RE: 5 Reasons to Get a Pet Rat

By millicent.owen.9 08/17/2014

I have never had a rat, I've had frogs, toads, fish, gerbils and hamsters. I now have 23 rescued cats and a rescued dog! If all goes well I am seriously looking into getting a rat. All other creatures carry diseases, so a rat can't be the only culprit to carry bad stuff. So saying that, I will research rats to find out where to get one (but I don't think it will be from the slums). Lol.

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