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Reviews of The Ultimate Sweater Machine?Does anyone own one of these? Does it produce a quality, hand made product? I've been debating about getting one of these for years and I can't decide.

 

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What Kind of Paper Can I Use in a Lite Brite?What can I use for paper in a Lite Brite? I am looking for something I don't have to spend a lot of money on. Thanks!

 

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Recipe for a Dessert Exchange?I am going to a desert exchange for my mom's group and I need the best desert I can make. I have no clue what to make. I never make deserts and am brain dead thinking about this. I don't have any treasured recipes. It needs to serve 14.

 

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Fertilizing Transplanted Plants?I have a ton of transplanted plants and I am wondering what do I do to fertilize them. When? How often? What brand? I dug them up Saturday and planted most of them Sunday and will finish the rest by Wednesday.

 

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Sewing Two Panels of an Afghan Together?I made some panels for an afghan using leftover yarn and now would like to sew them together. I haven't done this before and when I go online for some direction, the choices are overwhelming. Can I simply use a single stitch to "sew" them together or should I use yarn and sew them?

 

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Does the Neckline Slimmer Really Work?Has anyone bought the Neckline Slimmer, as seen on TV? I'm thinking about buying it and wondered what people thought who have already bought it. Thanks.

 

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Plants Look Bad After Transplanting?I have transplanted a bunch of plants and they look terrible. How long does it take to know if the they are going to live? It's mostly ground cover and daisies.

 

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Marigolds Not Blooming?I put out a ton of seed this year which included marigolds. I now have the tallest and healthiest marigolds I have ever seen, but there are no flowers. None at all. I have a least 100 seedlings, healthy and all, and no flowers. what is happening?

 

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Best Blender for Making Smoothies?I need a new blender. Does anyone have some suggestions on one that is inexpensive. The one I have does not crush ice to make smoothies and that is really the only item we make in the blender. I thought about a smoothie machine, but I want a blender to have if we ever make something else.

 

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Authenticating a Handbag?How do I get a handbag authenticated that I purchased at Ross? Any ideas? Thanks.

 

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Work from Home: "Disciples Cross" Reviews?Does anyone work at home with Disciples Cross? Is there any other work at home that does not including enrolling or selling anything? Ebay is ok! Thanks.

 

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Craft Uses for Unflavored Gelatin?I have a ton of Knox unflavored gelatine and wonder what should I do with it? I know I am not going to make jello. Is there a craft my kids can make with it? Any other use?

 

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Cheap or Homemade Anti-aging Products?I am looking for a great anti aging product and one that is preferably inexpensive.

 

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Cooking Dry Beans?I've been using them for years, but it seems lately, I can't get the beans to the right texture. I've been doing the quick soak method. Should I try the overnight method? Any other suggestions?

 

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Low Salt Cookie Recipes?I am looking for a tried and true recipe for cookies that have little or no salt. Looking especially for oatmeal type cookies. They are for my dad who just had a heart transplant and is on a very limited sodium intake diet. Thanks!

 

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Homemade Play-Doh Recipe?I am looking for a tried and true recipe for clay/Play-Doh. I would like to make Christmas ornaments and also press the impression of my kids' hands. I am looking for something that will last as long as possible.

 

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Buying an iPod?I want to buy an iPod but I have no idea where to begin looking. I just need something basic. Any suggestions? Thanks.

 

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Creeping Myrtle Dying?I have a creeping myrtle that is slowly dying. Any suggestions?

 

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Adding a Folder Pocket to a Binder?I have a beautiful three ring binder and I would like to add a pocket to the front inside cover. My concern is what to make it from and how to hold on the binder. Any ideas for something sturdy and long lasting? Thanks.

 

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Protecting Old Art Prints?We have some large old prints that I want to be able to preserve but also put them in our garage. I don't want them in my home. LOL! They are my husband's grandfather's. Any ideas of what I can do?

 

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Fitness and Exercise Websites?I am looking for an internet site where I can get free exercises. I am fit, a size 8 and eat healthy about 85% of the time. I had a c-section a few years ago and nothing I have done will work on this area.

 

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Growing Plants on Rock Walls?I have some rock walls that I would like to have sedum and vinca grow in the wall. I've tried adding some dirt and in some places that was easy. But the vinca died, which I thought was supposed to be a hardy plant.

 

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Morning or Afternoon Kindergarten?This isn't a thrifty questions but I could use some insight. My son will be in Kindergarten this fall and I can't decide between morning and afternoon class. I would love your thoughts and reasons behind your advice.

 

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Preventing Dry Chicken?I cook and freeze chicken and poultry to use for meals later. I'm finding that the meat is very dry. Any suggestions on how to prevent this from occurring?

 

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Making Freezer Jam from Jarred Fruit?I have a bunch of jarred Del Monte fruit and was thinking about making some of it into freezer jam with my daycare kids. Would I simply follow the directions for freezer jam or change it some? Has anyone made this before using jarred fruit? Thank you!

 

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How do you remove spots from windows?Our outside windows are filthy and nothing cleans them. I've tried the outdoor window cleaner, indoor, homemade with rubbing alcohol, newspapers, cleaning first and then window spray. They are still dirty.

 

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Computer Toolbar is Black?Why is my toolbar black? I turned on my computer today and I can't see anything on my toolbar, it is black. Everything I have tried hasn't worked. Any suggestions? Thanks.

 

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Grade School Science Project Website?I am looking for a website that has quality, low cost (or free using stuff at home) easy science projects and/or experiments for a first or second grader. Any recommendations? Thanks.

 

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Downloading Free Historical Maps?I am looking for an internet site that I can download free historical maps. I am not having any luck finding one. Can anyone help? Thanks.

 

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3 Year Old With Sleeping Problems?We are moving in two weeks and my son is three and half. He has a very difficult time sleeping, getting out of bed, wanting to sleep with us. Any suggestions to make the transition easier? He adapts very easily to new situations but night time is tough for him. Thanks

 

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Substitute Teacher Business Cards?I need a catchy phrase. I am a substitute teacher and have business cards to leave with teachers. I need some word or short phrase, space is limited and the format of the card is weird. The last phrase I used was "Ready to Be Here For You" and I am sick of it. Any suggestions?

 

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Alternative to Mary Kay Timewise Targeted Action Line Reducer?I have been using Mary Kay Timewise line reducer and it's OK. Is there another product that works better? I really dislike trying things based on the advertisement and then have to return it, buy something else, etc., etc. Thanks.

 

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Choosing a Hair Color Brand?My hairstylist told me I should always use the same type or brand of hair color on my hair. I've been doing my own hair for years and always got whatever the best deal. Cost isn't that much of any issue as I am sure I can find whatever brand for a great price.Thanks.

 

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Growing Sweet William?I planted some Sweet William from seeds and love it! Do these plants reseed themselves but the plant dies (like a marigold) or does the plant survive and you just cut it back (like a daisy). Thanks so much!

 

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Becoming a Medical Transcriptionist?I am thinking of getting into medical transcription. Any suggestions or advice? I would like to take classes online so I can still work while I am in school.

 

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Shelf Life of Disposable Diapers?I found a few bags of diapers that we never used. They are about 2-3 years old. I am thinking about selling them on Craigslist or to some friends, but are they still good? Thanks.

 

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Shelf Life of Cosmetics?I have a bunch of new Physicians Formula makeup and I really love this brand. How long does sealed powder (loose foundation powder and bronzers) makeup last? Thanks!

 

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Freezing an Unbaked Quiche?I am making some meals for some friends and will be making crustless quiche. My plan is to cook everything (meat, veggies, rice) and then add that to the eggs. I plan on not cooking the meal, freezing it, and then they can cook it.

 

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Planting Seeds After Using Vinegar for Weeds?I was looking for a weed killer that would kill a grass like weed, but it is not grass. I found this homemade recipe:

 

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Printable Games for 4 Year Olds?I am looking to print pre-made file folder games for my four year old. I've found tons of sites that have ideas or games you can purchase, but I am looking for something pre-made that's free. Any suggestions?

 

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DVD Suggestions?I don't watch much TV and haven't been to the movies in years. I do a huge freezer cooking session in the summer while the kids are at grandma's. During that time, I'd like to rent some DVDs to have on while I am cooking. I like shows like NCIS, CSI and historical documentaries. Any suggestions beside NCIS, CSI, and no Law and Order. I would appreciate suggestions for the documentaries especially. Thanks!

 

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Agency Recommendations for Adopting Overseas?We are looking to adopt overseas and we are looking for information on agencies people have used. It's overwhelming and any help would be so greatly appreciated.

 

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Can I Substitute Tomato Juice for Tomato Sauce in Recipes?I need a lot of tomato sauce for my OAMC (once a month cooking) sessions and I have tons of tomato juice and V8. Can I use this instead of tomato sauce (which I'd have to buy)? I know the V8 has more flavor and it's fine with me. I am thinking about the consistency.

 

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Homemade Spray On Conditioner?I want to make my own spray on, leave in hair conditioner with sunscreen. I would like to know if anyone has a recipe to make this?

 

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Companion Flowers for Tulips and Daffodils?I am going to be planting a lot of bulbs, both tulips and daffodils (separately). I am going to be planting these in a few different areas and I am looking for idea of wildflowers/perennial flowers that would look nice with these two different bulb flowers.

 

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How Do you Calculate Nutritional Information?Does anyone know if there is a website that I can enter in food ingredients and it will calculate the nutritional value?

 

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Why Are Some Seeds Only Planted When Weather Warms Up?Why do I have to wait until the weather is warmer to sow seeds? I know I can plant some in the fall before it is too cold, but why can't I start to plant them now? The seeds I plant in the late summer or fall are just as cold as can be lying in the ground now.

 

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Downloading Free Christian Songs?I am looking for a free legal site where I can download Christian songs.

 

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Keeping Embroidery Threads In Place?I have a bag that is embroidered and the thread is getting caught on items and it is also starting to get fuzzy. Is there anything I can spray on it to hold the thread in place. I thought about hairspray? Would that work? Any suggestions? Thanks!

 

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Recipe for Pancake Batter with Maple Syrup Flavor?I use to buy Jiffy pancake mix in the small boxes and loved it because they added maple syrup (or flavoring) to it. I can no longer find them in the stores here. I've tried adding syrup to the batter and it does not work out. Does anyone have a recipe for these?

 

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Freezing Meals Containing Cream Soups?I am expanding what I cook to put in the freezer and have a few questions.

 

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Midnight Moon Game?I am looking for the directions to the child's game Midnight Moon. Any suggestions on where to get them? Thanks!

 

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Hairspray for Fine Hair?I need a good hairspray and one that doesn't cost much. I have fine hair. Any suggestions! thank you

 

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Shopping for an iPod?I would like to get an iPod but I have no idea where to look. The different types are very confusing. Does anyone have suggestions for a site that can explain the various models? Thanks!

 

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Little Giant Blueberries and Other "As Seen on TV" Plants?Has anyone bought and had good results with plants like the "Little Giant Blueberries"? I've seen this type of plant for strawberries. I've read reviews, but not sure how real those are. Thanks.

 

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Repairing Jeans Pockets?I have some jeans that are well worn and the back pockets are starting to loosen from the jean or starting to make a hole. How can I fix this?

 

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Teaching Children to Manage Money?We would like to teach our child money management at a young age. I never had any training and have made some really stupid mistakes. He is only five, but he knows a bit about money, coupons, saving, and tithing.

 

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Natural Under Eye Cream?I am looking for a natural, inexpensive under eye cream. I've started using olive oil and other common household items for facial care and love it! Now if I can find under eye care, I'll be so happy! Thanks!

 

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Playdough Recipe?I am looking for a playdough recipe that I can bake. I've tried the salt dough before and it never works out. Any ideas? Thanks.

 

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Best Waterproof Mascara?My daughter is getting married next weekend and I can not find a waterprrof mascara that will stay on and not smudge! I have tried so many kinds and am willing to pay whatever I need to to find one that will work. Please tell me your best choice for a waterproof mascara is,as there has to be some I have't tried.

 

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Growing Lilacs from Clippings?A friend was trimming her lilacs and gave me the trimmings. She told me that I might be able to grow a plant from the clippings. The clippings are fairly large. Can I grow a plant? Is so, how? Thanks!

 

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Why Do We Keep Our Wedding Dresses?I have a question. Why do you keep your wedding dress? What is the purpose? because we are supposed to? I have mine, will never wear it again and I know no one else will. Why do I have it? Why do you still have yours? Thanks>

 

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Using Leftover Brewed Coffee on Plants?I have read about using coffee grounds and eggshells for plants, but can I use cooled coffee? I heard someone mention it at a greenhouse, but I don't know how much to use. I usually make 1 TB for 1 cup. Any recommendations?

 

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Selling Gift Cards on eBay?I have about 10 gift cards that I am going to be selling on eBay. I have the value of each card and I will list that in the auction. How do I know that the person who buys it from me wouldn't come back and say that the amount stated in the auction is different on the card.

 

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Using Magic Jack With Satellite?Can you use the Magic Jack phone with satellite internet? I would love to cancel my phone service and dial up and get satellite. I've read the reviews on the site and am willing to try it to save money. Thanks.

 

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Choosing the Right Bra?I am looking for a new bra and I could use some suggestions. I am a 38 B and I feel a little too large for my athletic frame. I do not like a snug fit across my chest for my shirts.

 

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Freezer Recipes for Golden Potatoes?I have a five pound bag of golden potatoes that I need to use. I would love some freezer, tried recipes.

 

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Finding Local Blogs?How do I find local blogs? I am specifically looking for money saving, coupon type, family oriented local blogs that have my grocery stores and the deals they have. When I do an internet search, the options are overwhelming. Thanks in advance.

 

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Bible Based Preschool Mom's Message Board?Does anyone know of a message board/site that is for preschool moms, that is Biblical based? Thanks.

 

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Preserving Old Prints?We have two printed pictures that are about 50 years old. They were my husband's grandfather's. I don't care for them, however, I'll never get rid of them : ) My husband loves them and we are trying to find a place to hang them. Is there a way to preserve them so we can hang them in the garage?

 

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Weaving Yarn into an Afghan?I have a few afghans that are very plain and they need some fancying up. I have the idea to weave in yarn into the afghan. I have no desire to unravel the yarn and make a new one. Any suggestions on how to do this? Any other ideas?

 

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Toning the Back of My Thighs?I am looking for at home exercises to tone the back of my thighs. Any suggestions?

 

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