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Baked Feta
This sounds wonderful!For the record I love feta! Thanks!

 

A dandelion outside in a grassy area.

Beauty by Any Name (Dandelion)
Im right there with you!Ive always liked them too.Theres nothing prettier than a field full of dandelions!I dont care if they grow in my yard or not,I think they are pretty!Nice picture!

 

Shrub with small pink flowers.

What is This Plant?
Not so sure but I have one similar and was told it was Mountain Laurel.Mine has pink flowers and when they burst open they are kind of star shaped before they fully pop open.Try looking at some photos on line and maybe you can figure out if thats what it really...

 

bright red foliage

Burning Bush
Beautiful bush! I have one also and it has gotten so big and out of control that last year I decided one way or another it was getting a big old trim! I went nuts on this bush and when I got done I stood back and looked to see what I had done.To my amazement...

 

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Getting Rid of Odors in a House?
Wow what a problem! I cant think of anything other than citrus.This reminds me of years ago when I had just moved into a new place. My cat had a urinary tract infection that I of course didnt realize till it was to late for my carpet, or so I thought. Thankfully...

 

What Breed is My Dog?
Shetland Sheep dog maybe. Sure is pretty!

 

In Memory of Herbie (Chihuahua)
Aww...so beautiful! I am so sorry for your loss. Its so heart wrenching when we loose a pet. They are family. He looks like my Dezzi. Shes diabetic and will be 7 on the 15th. Shes my Valentine baby. Try to think of Herbie running and playing in the fields of...

 

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Decorating with Antique French Doors?
I would love to put them in the house as doors but its not going to happen. Im thinking of displaying them somehow, just not sure what to do. I have a lot of antiques and they would look nice some where, some how...LOL! Thanks for the advise. Keep it coming...

 

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Decorating with Antique French Doors?
Nice ideas, my head is wandering all over my house now. Thanks for the ideas.

 

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Poodle Odor?
I have had Poodles my entire life.You must keep the hair pulled out of the ears or they will get not only smelly but infected.Its not hard,use a pair of tweezers(make sure they are rounded tips until you get the hang of it).As you and the new puppy get use...

 

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Shampoo Bottles Corroding Fiberglass Tub?
Try the magic erasers. I use them on my tub and everything else too! I love them!

 

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Food Cooked in New Electric Skillet Tastes Like Plastic?
Just so you all know this is a name brand skillet,its a Hamilton Beach.I also contacted the company but havent heard back from them yet.I have never had any trouble with these products before.

 

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Making a Dog Litter Box?
I also have a Chihuahua and I use newspapers. I dont shred them,just layer them. I have used the pee paper for years.I have had poodles my whole life and have always used newspaper. Shredding them would be a major mess I think. I bought a large metal pan at...

 

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Making a Dog Litter Box?
I forgot to mention that I do have cats and while they cover up everything they leave behind, dogs dont. So using shredded newspaper might not be ideal. The dog wont be able to see where hes going. And lets face it, you cant be there every single time the dogs...

 

What Breed is My Dog?
Aww what a cutie! I think he/she has boxer in him/her. The color and the white chest and the boxer face. I bet he/she gets pretty big too. Good luck and enjoy!

 

front view of ivy bowl snowman

Snowman Ivy Bowl Light
This is just adorable! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas

 

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Kidney Bean Salad
I have an Italian recipe from my Grandmother. 1 can kidney beans (drained and rinsed) 1 diced garlic clove(more if you like it) 2 dill pickles diced 1/4-1/2 cup Hellmans mayo This recipe is pretty much all about how much you like the ingredients. More or less...

 

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Could Dog's Bad Odor Be Anal Glands?
if a dog expresses the anal glands you will know it! It is the worse smell you will ever smell!

 

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Cleaning Plastic Outdoor Furniture?
I have used a magic eraser on mine and everything else too. I also have painted them but they just arent the same. Much luck to you.

 

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Transplanting a Rose of Sharon?
I have tons of rose of Sharon bushes and you can replant them at any time,spring or summer. One word of advise, they do re seed themselves everywhere. It has become a major task to pull up the baby ones before they take root, and they do root quickly. I have...

 

Transplanted Garden and Pond

Transplanted Garden and Pond
Its beautiful! What a nice place to be!

 

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Homemade Green Goddess Dressing Recipe?
Finally someone who likes this stuff!! My husband and I like it a lot but I do not like the bottled kind.Theres nothing like the fresh home made.It is a bit pricey to make but goes a long way. I have tried several recipes,I dont really have a favorite.The only...

 

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Transporting Large Quantities of Deviled Eggs
I too was in this situation a few years ago.I decided to cut the eggs and stack them back in the foam cartons.It worked so well I couldnt believe I had never thought of this before!Amazing how we seem to come up with ideas under pressure huh?

 

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Terra Cotta Pot Garden Men?
Check out this website,Im sure you will find it interesting. I sure did. www.anniesbagofbones.com

 

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Dachshund Has Stopped Eating?
My vet has always recommended strained chicken baby food mixed with cooked rice. I hope she soon eats something. Maybe just the chicken baby food.I guess at this point anything is worth a shot. Good luck to you and please let us know ow shes doing.

 

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Asking Wedding Guests to Bring Finger Foods?
When my husband and I got married we went to the court house and took only our kids with us.We were married before and didnt need all of the gifts and such so we had a reception at a friends pool and all the guests brought a covered dish instead of gifts. My...

 

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Valentine's Day Candy Bar Treat
I have done this too for my husband.He got a big kick out of it.Its fun thinking up things to say using the candy bars.

 

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Pressure Cleaning a Sidewalk?
Hello! I pressure cleaned my walk last summer with nothing more than water.Im sure you could use something but not sure what so as not to kill grass and flowers or that would hurt animals.My walk had never been cleaned and the home was built in 1940.The walk...

 

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Mayonnaise Separated After Being Frozen?
I would like to thank all of you for the advise.I did try adding an egg yolk and a few drops of hot water to no avail.I did like the conditioner idea...I just might do that.I am emailing Hellmans now to see what response I get from them.Thanks again.

 

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Best Toffee Candy
mmmmmm....sounds yummy and simple!Thanks!

 

Have an Artichoke Party
I too love artichokes! Its so unusual to hear people talk about them. I was raised on them and we trim the top and spread the leaves apart as best you can and fill the center with a mixture of diced garlic, parsley and olive oil. If some over flows thats fine...

 

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What Kind of Eggs Are These?
Yep I agree poached eggs. I have heard that you should add a splash of vinegar to the water to help the white of the egg stay together. I like the butter idea better. Check out some websites and maybe youll find the perfect recipe.

 

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Cockatiel Has Laid Eggs for First Time?
I have had cockatiels for years. The eggs wont be fertile unless you add a vitamin mix to the food. Its a powder you can get at the pet store(sorry I cant recall the name). I did this for a long time and a few of the eggs hatched with babies and several didnt...

 

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What is This Plant? (Dracaena Fragrans)
This is a corn plant.I have several of them and the biggest one is over 6 feet tall! They can get real big. I dont know what Im going to do if it continues to grow! They are pretty hardy but they do loose leaves once in awhile. Make sure it gets some sunlight...

 

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Do It Yourself Exfoliating Scrub!
I have never used this on my body but I have been using this on my hands for years.I just put about a teaspoon of sugar in the palm of my hand and squirt some baby oil on top and rub,rub,rub!Rinse it off and wash hands and you feel like you have new skin!Now...

 

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Homemade Heat Packs for Children?
hello! I have made these using mens hunting socks and buying the beans at Dollar General because they have large cheap bags.I have also used regular white tube socks.The hunting socks are my favorite.As for heating them,thats up to the individual.I heat mine...

 

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Freshen House While You Vacuum
Thank you so much for this tip.I was just about to ask for advise on a good smelling vacuum bag!What a great idea!

 

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Storing Large Kitchen Utensils?
I am into antiques and the kitchen is full of crocks so I use them on my counter top for utensils. I also have a very old teapot that I picked up at an antique store that has a wide mouth I put all of my spatulas in it. I have used canisters also in the past...

 

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Hibernating Turtles Indoors?
Hello! I have had a box turtle for about 7 years now. It was given to me by my husbands nephew as a baby.I didnt want to use the dirt and sand either because of being inside.I put her in a 25 gallon aquarium with medium size aquarium gravel, some plastic plants...

 

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Keeping Pool Full Of Water During Winter?
hello! I do have a Walmart pool but not the type you have.Its a one piece vinyl pool with a liner.We leave the water in it during the winter.We clean and shock it and then cover it.We put a huge blow up pillow under the cover so that the snow and rain will...

 

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Ground Cover Inside Dog Run?
a friend of mine has shepherds and shelties and uses saw dust.Maybe you can get a load from a local saw mill.Its usually cheap and easy to scoop the urine from.Hope it works and hope your dog heals quickly.

 

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Using EVOO To Remove Chicken Pox Scars?
Sorry to hear about your scars. I come from an Italian family where olive oil is used for everything!I ts worth a try. It is expensive but you can pick up a small bottle at Dollar General for a buck. I have been using it on my dogs dry nose. Shes diabetic so...

 

Flower pot with small plants.

What Is This Plant? (Mint And Tomatoes)
The bigger leaf plant looks like mint, but I cant be sure. Brake a leaf open and smell it, youll know if its mint. I use to have mint and it tends to take over so be careful if it is.I dont know about the other plants.

 

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Peaches 'N Cream Cake Pie
This sounds wonderful! I cant wait to make it!

 

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Peaches 'N Cream Cake Pie
I have made this and it is great! I have also used strawberries instead of peaches. Everyone loves this. I just made it for a party over the weekend and everyone wanted the recipe! Sorry it took so long to let you know.

 

Ahchee (Chihuahua)
awww shes a beauty! I have a 5 year old Chihuahua,Dezzi.She was given to me from my husband for my big 40 and has been such a joy.I was taking care of my 90 year old Grandmother at the time (which was a 24/7 job in my home for 10 years)I had very little time...

 

Ahchee (Chihuahua)
I forgot to mention that my husband says the same thing about the house catching on fire!My 22 year old daughter always says Id save the dog first.My only reply is ...you all know me to well! Of course Id get them out first...with Dezzi tucked under my arm...

 

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Blocking a Doorway for a Dog?
I have the same problem, only my dog is a nosy puppy. We have a piece of peg board in the doorway and she has so far stayed out. Its also cheap and easy to step over. Good luck.

 

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Face Doesn't Seem Clean After Washing?
I use Noxzema, Buff Puff and then Sea Breeze. Ive done this since I was about 12 years old. Its been working great for me. Give it a try!

 

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Cleaning Cloudy Aquarium Glass?
I always use table salt to scrub with. Sometimes I use a Brillo pad too. I know its not recommended but if your rinse it well it will be fine. I have also used Magic Erasers. They work wonders. I have had aquariums for 30 years and never any problems. Good...

 

What Breed Is My Dog? (Pit Bull Mix)
I agree...looks like she has some Pitt in her to me too.I just learned recently that you can have a DNA test done on your animal at the vets office and it will tell you exactly what it is.A friend of mine paid about 60 bucks for the test. Hers was lab/pitt...

 

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