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RE: DIY Makeup Setting Spray

By likekinds 09/20/2014

Your concoction may work very well, but it's hard for me to imagine a woman willing to have the scent of witch hazel emanating from her face all day. Still, you get a thumbs up for your novel and well written tip.

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RE: Use Your Digital Camera to Preserve Keepsakes

By tnphoenixrising 09/20/2014

Start when they are little and scan their artwork with a scanner. Upload them to a photo website like Snapfish. You will always have them and you can order prints and make "memory" books by year or events. Also scan their school pictures, etc. If they have a project that is too big to scan, take a photo of them holding it and upload it. Make sure to title the picture with the grade and date. As they outgrow their stuffed animals, take pictures of them with the animals. Always upload them to the website. You will keep the "clutter" down and always have the memories without the guilt. The "memory" books make great gifts for relatives, etc. Especially the grandparents and such that live far away.

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RE: Make a Rag Holder out of an Old T-Shirt

By grossb954 09/20/2014

Much better that the one made from a plastic jug.

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RE: Louise (Red Star)

By craftqueen1 09/20/2014

What a cute little girl!:) Sorry to hear about your pet.

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RE: Heisenberg (Orange Tabby)

By Pixiedust7 09/20/2014

He's a really cutie pie! I voted for him - good luck!

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RE: Social Security Benefits

By cybergrannie 09/20/2014

Hi - where did you get the information about your present benefits?

it is always best to go to the SS office for accurate information about anything that has to do with SS benefits. You cannot go by what anyone else receives or might receive as there can be many different facts that are not always told.

Take what information you have and visit your local SS office - just in case there is something you need to do and find out for sure what will happen now and in the future.

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RE: Removing Water Spots on Marble Table Top

By gogeejessica 09/20/2014

How do I remove water spots and make my marble table shine look like new

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RE: Tips for Restless Pets

By VickiM 09/20/2014

I have a 4 month old puppy she is now peeing in her bed at night.
I crate her have taken her to vet to be sure not a infection all came out neg. please any ideas

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RE: Chickens Save You Money

By kim.b685 09/20/2014

Good idea.

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RE: Rose Of Sharon

By kim.b685 09/20/2014

That is so pretty!

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RE: Living Room Curtain Color Advice

By louel53 09/20/2014

You home does sound quite dark. I agree that either off white or white curtains would likely work quite nicely. You might think to add some pillows in colours that match the curtains as well. I like sheer drapes, but also a shiny satin/silk fabric that reflects light might also work.

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RE: Kitchen Curtain Color Advice

By louel53 09/20/2014

If you like flowers, go with flowers. Or perhaps something of a geometric pattern. You might go with a yellow/blue/white pattern of some sort. Another way to go might be white lace or sheers, if you want to lighten things somewhat. Yellow, beige, white, or shades of blue are all good colours. You could easily change the table cloth as well, if you wanted to go with a cheery lemon yellow, for instance.

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RE: Ranger Heater Won't Work

By louel53 09/20/2014

My advice -- take it to a mechanic. If you think this is something you might actually fix yourself, then you should look for advice on forums for truck repair, not on a household hint column. If you don't have a sniff about what might be wrong, then I think you should take it to a shop. You can spend way more on do it yourself that won't solve the problem then you will spend on getting it fixed by a competent mechanic.

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RE: Kitchen Curtain Color Advice

By law4448 09/20/2014

Sounds just like my kitchen except all of my appliances are white, so I chose blue and white gingham curtains and they look great. Gives the kitchen a kind of "country" feel.

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RE: DIY Makeup Setting Spray

By lstanhope63 09/20/2014

What a wonderful idea. Will pursue getting the things I need today.

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RE: Easy Way to Shuck Corn

By DearWebby 09/20/2014

You have to cut the boiled or microwaved cob at exactly the largest diameter spot. Then grab the hairy end where it narrows down, and give it a good and hard squeeze. If you squeeze hard enough, the cob will emerge from the husk. If your hands can't squeeze hard enough, squeeze as hard as you can manage while shaking the cob with the cut end down.

After a few seconds, the cob will emerge. Grab it and pull. You wind up with a clean cob with no silk, and the entire husk in one piece, plus the cut stem end. Much cleaner and a lot faster. I have not used the slow and messy methods for decades.

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RE: Birthday Party at the Mall

By christanpatrick4 09/19/2014

I agree... $20 Maybe $40 if you can afford it. In my opinion, if you take your daughters friends to the movies or dinner for her birthday, then yes you should pay. However if shopping is involved I would let the other kids parents know to send their kids with some spending money in case they want to buy something at the mall.

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RE: Rose Of Sharon

By craftqueen1 09/19/2014

Good job on the picture! Beautiful flower, love it that you were able to capture the bee in it as well. Cool! :)

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RE: Grape Jelly Not Setting

By susanmajp 09/19/2014

Making jelly can be tricky; you have to follow directions exactly, you can't double most recipes, and the fruit must be ripe. Old pectin will not allow the jelly to set properly either. I just keep making it -practice makes perfect. When mine doesn't set, I often recook it with more pectin or I'll use it as a syrup for pancakes and waffles, over ice cream or plain cake, or use it like lemonade syrup for a drink.

You can also use it to flavor ginger ale, over snow cones, or in homemade popsicles. Sometimes I add it to smoothies or add plain gelatin to make jello. When mine is too thick, I mash it with a fork and use it in homemade muffins, for filling in a cookie recipe, or just add a chunk to our morning smoothie before pureeing the fruit.

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RE: How To Clean Zinnia Seed?

By jrzullo 09/19/2014

I've tried crushing dried mixture and dropping through wind of a fan. The heavier seed should fall straight down and petals blow away. I am going to try washing dried mixture in a bleach solution to kill any fungus and screening. Maybe an old washing machine will work as I have large amount to do.

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RE: Finding a Buyer for Timber

By fgmulderick 09/18/2014

My wife and I built our house in 1984 with theses and a few more of medium size, needless to say in 30 years our 26 (and these were about 12" at that time) have grown QUITE a bit, a good average would be 20 to 26"diameter, heght no less than 120'.Can we sell them for a profit; to cart away, looking for answers and/or solutions.

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RE: Seasoning for Spaghetti Squash

By texasrosejam 09/18/2014

I used salted butter and basil when I feel fancy. But I love it with just salt!

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RE: Hang Sticky Notes at an Angle

By Pixiedust7 09/18/2014

It's so true that something crooked is annoying, and therefore gets noticed, so this is a very cool tip! So simple, so why didn't I think of that? Lol!

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RE: Nifty Storage Idea for Scarves and Belts

By Pixiedust7 09/18/2014

This is a terrific idea, and way cheaper than some of the specially designed scarf hangers I've seen online and in catalogs. Thanks for sharing this idea!

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RE: Baking from the Discount Grocery Shelf

By peggy.angus1 09/18/2014

I check out this section all the time and have gotten some good buys.

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RE: "Sock It To Me" Cell Phone Case

By Pixiedust7 09/18/2014

Ha, ha! I DO remember Laugh In! I haven't heard the phrase "sock it to me" in a long time! This is a cute idea, and very clever. You got my vote! Alternatively, if you're a crocheter (or knitter), you can make your own case from scrap yarn, which I did for my little cell phone.

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RE: Getting Rid of Bad Old House Smell

By texasrosejam 09/18/2014

I've read that wood really retains odors, especially in wet and humid climates. Other than stripping all finishes and revarnishing everything, there is little experts recommend.

However, in my house I had the same problem until I started regularly using a steam mop. On really raining days I can still smell the inside of my walls, but I truly feel that the steam mop has permeated the icky smells of the flooring.

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RE: Removing Tape Residue from Clothing

By texasrosejam 09/18/2014

I once dropped a towel on a bug glue trap. I used baby oil to make the adhesive gummy enough to ball up, then used rubbing alcohol to clear up the oily-ness. That was just a towel and not a shirt I had to wear...
Use your best judgement before trying that on your sport shirt!

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RE: Name Ideas for an Interior Design Business

By texasrosejam 09/18/2014

Ivy Vine Interior Design? Has a nice ring to it, but may not capture your style.

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RE: Social Security Benefits

By MartyD 09/18/2014

I would say for most government benefits it will take at least 3 months. Are you sure you heard correctly about the dividing of the older son's benefits? I have not heard of that. I only had 1 minor child when my hubby started with his SS checks.

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RE: Raccoon Tails Cookies

By ysabelh 09/18/2014

I love cooking, and I'm always looking for new recipes to try, and this is one them. Good idea, thanks!

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RE: Heisenberg (Orange Tabby)

By ysabelh 09/18/2014

He is so cute, I hope you win!

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RE: Label Tops of Electric Plugs

By ginnee 09/18/2014

I don't think you "get it", Syntoniser. A spot of bright nail polish or white-out is easier to see than looking at the prong.... especially in the semi-dark. A quick glance, even without my glasses, is all I'd need. Some of the alternative ideas are great too. I think I'll use a dab of craft paint, maybe the scribbler fabric writer or puff paint so I can 'feel' the right way to put the plug in.

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RE: Label Tops of Electric Plugs

By syntoniser 09/18/2014

All electrical receptacles are installed with the larger slot on the left. So, simply look at the plug and plug it in with the larger prong on the left. If you have a plug receptacle that is opposite it is incorrect and should not have passed inspection.

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RE: Stretch Meat with Thin Slices

By craftqueen1 09/17/2014

This sounds delicious, I am going to try this. So simple, but my mouth is watering just reading it.:) Thanks!

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RE: Free Sunflower

By craftqueen1 09/17/2014

Thank you Frickester, I agree. Years back we were in a different financial situation. Money was no real object, and my children pretty much got what they wanted whenever they wanted it. Now that we have to do a bit more planning and stick to that scary :) word "Budget", I truly see that they appreciate what they do get and enjoy it far more.

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RE: Flower Pens

By craftqueen1 09/17/2014

Becky Miles, yes, it is a great project for kids too! My 6 year old loves making these. Every time we go to the dollar store she runs to the fake flowers to pick out a new bunch. She's happy, and I'm only a dollar lighter.:)

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RE: Newspaper Nail Art

By craftqueen1 09/17/2014

This is so cool! I am totally going to do this! You are very creative.:)

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RE: Remedy for Nightly Leg Cramps

By Poor But Proud 09/17/2014

There are literally thousands of people who swear by vinegar.

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RE: Remedy for Nightly Leg Cramps

By grossb954 09/17/2014

What has seemed to help rid of legs of cramps is riding my recumbent bike.

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RE: Blanket Curtain Without Sewing

By clutterfree 09/17/2014

I did the same thing during the cold weather when I didn't have a fire going in the fireplace.
I think it helped!

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RE: Remedy for Nightly Leg Cramps

By Donna J 09/17/2014

My Dr. says to drink more water daily. It has helped.

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RE: Flower Pens

By frickester 09/17/2014

I've seen these in doctors offices and other places. Great idea and no one ever looses a pen.

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RE: Pay Cash for Everything

By frickester 09/17/2014

Good for you... Take if from someone who's been around the block, you will be glad you did down the road.

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RE: Free Sunflower

By frickester 09/17/2014

This is an incredible lesson for kids. This is one he will not easily forget. A good example for the rest of us.

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RE: Free Pot Scrapers

By frickester 09/17/2014

What a great idea. In a world where we buy everything, thanks for teaching your kids a good lesson on saving a dime.

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RE: Crochet Pear

By frickester 09/17/2014

A really nice idea for a personalized gift. Thanks

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RE: Congratulations Casserole

By frickester 09/17/2014

I had a mother-in-law that could make a meal out of nothing. This gal just did the same thing. Thumbs up to you.

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RE: Mini English Muffin Loaves

By donnanderson 09/17/2014

My Mom use to make this bread and put in greased coffee cans. They came out round and easy to cut. Now with the new coffee cans they have a lip on them and it would be hard to get bread out.

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RE: Chickens Save You Money

By frickester 09/17/2014

Actually, when you know where and how your chickens are fed and raised, your eating a better egg.

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RE: Remedy for Nightly Leg Cramps

By jetruth 09/17/2014

I too suffer bad night cramps. I tried the the vitamin magnesium and vitamin do. Although the have not completely gone, it has helped.

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RE: Pay Cash for Everything

By jbeckyroo 09/17/2014

So true!

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RE: Free Sunflower

By jbeckyroo 09/17/2014

I love letting my kids out in the garden to see what they can grow. They love it and I love having little helpers with the digging! Very cute picture!

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RE: Flower Pens

By jbeckyroo 09/17/2014

So cute! I bet my kids would have fun making these, too. Nice, inexpensive gift. Love it!

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RE: Free Pot Scrapers

By jbeckyroo 09/17/2014

Ooooh! Great idea. Gotta give this one a try!

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RE: Chickens Save You Money

By jbeckyroo 09/17/2014

Great idea. Our city won't allow us to have chickens... although, they are trying to get a law passed. Would love to just go outside and get eggs, instead of driving to the store.

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RE: Congratulations Casserole

By jbeckyroo 09/17/2014

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Congratulations to me!

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RE: Crochet Pear

By jbeckyroo 09/17/2014

Very cute! Easy instructions, too!

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RE: Scrap Yarn Ball

By jbeckyroo 09/17/2014

Been wondering what to do with all those little scraps!

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RE: Fabric Teething Necklace

By Laurel... 09/17/2014

The beads are contained within the fabric and don't pose a chocking hazard. You are also wearing it so they should not be unsupervised.

I prewashed the farbic and it is as safe as any other fabric (such as clothing) that your baby already puts in their mouth.

You can hand wash it with a mild soap and water, than hang it to dry.

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RE: Heisenberg (Orange Tabby)

By craftqueen1 09/17/2014

He IS adorable!:)

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RE: Flower Pens

By craftqueen1 09/17/2014

Thank you Kathy, you are very kind!:)

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RE: Congratulations Casserole

By craftqueen1 09/17/2014

Thank you Karen, I hope you enjoy.:)

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RE: Decorating a White Rainbow Tea Table

By Omanana 09/17/2014

White table cloth and napkins, angel figures in white robes or white flowers in a clear or white vase as centerpiece, clouds made from pillow stuffing, angel food cake with whipped cream, chicken salad /cream cheese finger sandwiches on white bread, vanilla ice cream, white grape juice/milk to drink, deviled eggs.

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RE: Simple But Fancy Fruit Desserts

By craftqueen1 09/17/2014

This is a really neat and quick idea. Thanks for sharing, we'll try this! Good thinking! :)

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RE: Value of Porcelain Dolls

By cybergrannie 09/17/2014

You can find information on this doll on Google, eBay and especially information on same type of question on Thrifty. Most dolls are mass produced and sadly are very rarely worth the original cost and very difficult to sell.

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RE: Training a Dog to Not Be Afraid

By jehosophat jones 09/16/2014

Why on earth do you want to train her to attack? That asking for trouble.
Marg.

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RE: Make Extracts Cheaply

By annelaundrie 09/16/2014

What a great idea. I never thought it could be so easy.

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RE: Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Home

By elizabeth.tolley.9 09/16/2014

Hey Jaimee would lemons juice do the samething as just 4 lemons, just wondering? My daughter and her husband have seen brown recluses in their home. Need some help bad. They have a small child.

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RE: Where Can I Get Free Fabric?

By leona.lampitt 09/16/2014

Where are you located? I have mostly polyester in blouse, skirt and pant weight that is available.

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RE: Bonfire Birthday Party Ideas

By melissabragg1 09/16/2014

Well, I'm 13 turning 14 and I had this sleepover last year and it turned out to be really lame. My birthday's in October so I thought about doing a bonfire! Parties are usually better if the kid plans it because most parents don't know what they're kids like (unless you like the cow girl/boy stuff ) Anyways! For a fun party you should invite a large group of people(: Buy glow sticks, fire changing thingys (not sure the name) and sparklers. Things like this will make your party funner. You can buy a bunch of pizzas, hamburgers, or hotdogs, or all. Most people will have their parties at night. Hope this helps(:

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RE: Setting Dye in Fabric

By kitkatk100 09/16/2014

I have always put one cup of salt in the water. I've never tried using vinegar, so I don't know how much of it to put in. Also, after I've dyed the fabric (using the clothes washer) I run them through another washing cycle using cold water before putting them in the dryer. It seems to make the dye last longer. Good luck to you!

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RE: Ask For Plant Cuttings

By likekinds 09/16/2014

I give and I receive, gladly. As it turns out, most gardeners happen to be very nice people. Thanks for your tip.

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RE: Flowerpot Gardener Taking a Rest

By ysabelh 09/16/2014

This is so cute and cool, really good job!

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RE: Bragging Rights at the Fair

By craftqueen1 09/16/2014

Very cute.:)

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RE: Unplug For a While

By LadyD2002 09/16/2014

I stopped the cable and saved $70 a month. I had no HBO, Showtime, etc. in that price. Now we go to the Library every week and take out DVD's for a week and one week renewal. We have the converter box and an antenna and watch Public TV and some other channels for free. Best savings ever. We can also order any DVD from other libraries and they are delivered to our library of choice and can be returned to any library in the system. Right now I am getting The Desperate Housewives, Jack Frost, The Wire and MASH. I am being entertained watching old tv shows.

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RE: Fairy Milk

By craftqueen1 09/15/2014

Sounds yummy!

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RE: Davy Crockett Soup

By craftqueen1 09/15/2014

What is consomme? Other than that, this looks like a fun and fabulous idea for a recipe for munchkins. Thanks so much for sharing! :) We will try this right away.

Editor's Note: Comsomme' is clear soup made with concentrated stock.

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RE: Slime for Kids

By craftqueen1 09/15/2014

Thank you for sharing this, I know my kids will love giving this a try! :)

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RE: "Sock It To Me" Cell Phone Case

By craftqueen1 09/15/2014

Very cute idea, good job!:)

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RE: Knitting with One Hand

By dedejo3368 09/15/2014

http://www.knittingaid.com

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RE: Chickens Save You Money

By craftqueen1 09/15/2014

While "xyz" has a point that there is a lot involved in acquiring the proper set-up for chickens, it is still a meritorious idea. Self sustaining, do it yourself ways of living are awesome. If you google cheap and easy ways to set up coops, I am sure the internet is flooded with ideas. And of course, don't forget to search ThriftyFun for tips! :) I haven't looked, but I bet they would have some ideas!

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RE: Chew Gum While Cooking

By craftqueen1 09/15/2014

This is really good advice! I nibble and taste so much while cooking that by the time it's done, I'm nearly full but still eat anyways. Great idea, thanks for sharing!

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RE: Unplug For a While

By lyndasings 09/15/2014

I have been without TV for a couple of years now and have not missed it at all. I was getting TV, internet, and home phone from the same provider and watched my bill climb every month until it was about $200 a month, plus $2.00 if I wanted a paper bill! I am in Ontario, Canada, and my provider was Bell Canada. I quit Bell and signed up with eyesurf.net and now pay $63.00 a month for home phone and high speed internet, with no TV - a savings of almost $140 a month! I have enjoyed watching some old TV series in consecutive order without commercials. I can get all the news I need from the news station's websites. Unfortunately, the Bell satellite dish is still on my roof - Bell tells me I own it and they will not come to remove it. If anybody wants it, let me know! If you can remove it with no damage to the roof, you are welcome to it!

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RE: Fabric Book Cover

By LUCISWORLDTOO 09/15/2014

This is a really cute idea.

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RE: Chip Clips for Paper Plates and Napkins

By karen.tigchelaar.9 09/15/2014

Great idea, I will try that.

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RE: Flower Pens

By karen.tigchelaar.9 09/15/2014

I want to try this.

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RE: Congratulations Casserole

By karen.tigchelaar.9 09/15/2014

This looks easy to make!

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RE: Crochet Pear

By karen.tigchelaar.9 09/15/2014

Really cute!

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RE: Free Sunflower

By karen.tigchelaar.9 09/15/2014

I like it!

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RE: Blanket Curtain Without Sewing

By lstanhope63 09/15/2014

Ingenious... going to try this for my bedroom windows to block out light.

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RE: Removing Waxy Buildup on Glossy Hardwood Floors

By sharon.fisher.1257604 09/15/2014

We have dark mahogany floors that were factory finished. Anything other than water with a few drops per quart of dishwashing liquid leaves a sticky film that attracts dirt. We are actually having these floors refinished, because they are always dirty looking, no matter how clean you keep them. Wish I had better news.

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RE: Chickens Save You Money

By guest99 09/15/2014

You are certainly counting your eggs before they are laid. 4 chickens won't guarantee you your "20 eggs per week". There is a lot more to consider other than $15.00 non-organic feed before you can truly have organic farm fresh raised eggs. You'll need to make or buy a coop, you need to buy hay for the coop. You'll need to consider predator protection both in the day time as well as at night. If you live in a colder climate you'll need to consider how to keep water available for the girls when it is cold. Let's hope you chickens don't get sick either, because it can happen. All of these are monetary investments to keeping healthy chickens as well as the time it takes each day to care for them. Oh wait, you haven't bought the chickens yet either.

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RE: Pay Cash for Everything

By afrossnelson 09/15/2014

Good advice!

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RE: Flower Pens

By afrossnelson 09/15/2014

So pretty! Will try.

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RE: Free Sunflower

By afrossnelson 09/15/2014

Good idea. Handsome boy too!

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RE: Free Pot Scrapers

By afrossnelson 09/15/2014

Great idea!

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RE: Crochet Pear

By afrossnelson 09/15/2014

Very nice!

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RE: Congratulations Casserole

By afrossnelson 09/15/2014

Looks great! Gonna try this.

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RE: Chickens Save You Money

By craftqueen1 09/15/2014

Sounds like a lot of work for eggs, but if you enjoy animals and have a place for something like this, I can see how it could be a real money saver... especially if you produce a lot of eggs and sell them. On my street there are various stands by the road in front of houses offering goods... flowers, rhubarb, honey. If there were organic eggs for sale cheaper than I could buy them at the store, I definitely would.

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