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Finding User Manual for a Vactric Sewing Machine?

January 29, 20230 found this helpful

Yes please..thanks Gloria

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January 29, 20230 found this helpful

Could you please do copy for me and email it to me. Many thanks Gloria

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January 29, 20230 found this helpful

Hu i would love a copy of it please. Thanks Gloria

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January 29, 20230 found this helpful

Hi i have an old Vactric sewing machine would really appreciate a copy of the manual you have.

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Repairing a Tear in a Quilt Block

January 29, 20230 found this helpful

Thank you for the update I have my grandma quilt and needs repairs and I found down in Arkansas pieces from a quilt I'm going to use.

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Reuse Bags Inside Cereal or Cracker Boxes

January 29, 20230 found this helpful

Ive used them in the past - some 40 years ago to make pressed flower cards. My friend and I tried this and came up with some to sell. Saving more now for many other uses.

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January 29, 20230 found this helpful

Ive used them in the past - some 40 years ago to make pressed flower cards. My friend and I tried this and came up with some to sell. Saving more now for many other uses.

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Selling Snowbabies Figurines?

January 29, 20230 found this helpful

First you need to know that I do not have the boxes they came in. I have approximately 100 or more Snowbabies and it got to be too much to keep the boxes. They are displayed in curio cabinets. If you are still interested it might be simpler if you let me know which ones you are looking for.

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Christie's Restaurant Remoulade Sauce Recipe?

January 28, 20230 found this helpful

Saw 2 years ago you posted that you had the Christis wedge salad recipe. I ate at Christis San Antonio when when I was younger. Would you please send it to me.

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January 28, 20230 found this helpful

Saw 2 years ago you posted that you had the Christis wedge salad recipe. I ate at Christis San Antonio when when I was younger. Would you please send it to me.

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January 28, 20230 found this helpful

Saw 2 years ago you posted that you had the Christis wedge salad recipe. I ate at Christis San Antonio when when I was younger. Would you please send it to me.

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Separating Metal Pot Lid from Glass Stove Top?

January 28, 20230 found this helpful

I used my clothes steamer on the lid for 15 to 20 minutes and it came off. No mess and no water all over the place. Use a potholder to take the lid off the stove top.

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What Brand Is My Childhood Teddy Bear?

January 28, 20230 found this helpful

I am wanting to know the brand name because this teddy bear has extremely high sentimental value to me. I have generalized anxiety and one of my biggest influencing factors is the fear that something will happen to my bear. I always sworry that something will happen to my home and I will no longer have the only thing that matters the most to me.
I know replacing my bear wouldn't be the same, but it would really help alleviate some of my anxiety to know that there's more of him out there that I could get again if anything bad did ever happen. Thank you for your input, hopefully somebody will have the time to help me eventually. '

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Restoring Old Cross Stitch Patterns?

January 27, 20230 found this helpful

You really need to consult a professional restoration company, there's no way around it. Contact your nearest Art institution and get a recommendation from them for someone in your area that can take a look at it for you. At that time, most dyes came from nature, onion skins, cherry juice, and so on. Using anything made for today's fabrics and dyes isn't going to work, not even sure that Castile soap would work (and I use that on everything!). I'd hate for you to lose such a precious momento of a young girls hard work! Preserve this for the next 100 years! Good luck!

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Fixing a Half Stitch on a Counted Cross Stitch Project?

January 27, 20230 found this helpful

Dimensions and Bucilla kits are notorious for using wonky threads that knot up at the slightest breeze. Here's something to try to help make your threads less "knotty", take a bar of Ivory or Dove soap and once you've separated the right amount of threads from the skein, take them and run each thread up and down the soap from end to end. You're not trying to cut the bar of soap in half, you just want to tame the fibers by coating them with the soap, sort of like taming down the frizz in your hair in the winter by coating a comb with conditioner. It sounds crazy but it works! You'll have far fewer knots, you'll notice that your needle goes through the hole better because you aren't dragging the knotty thread through it, and then having to stop and undo the knots. Also, slow down as you pull the needle through your fabric, this is supposed to be a relaxing hobby, not a race. ;-)

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Uses for Mesh Onion Bags

January 27, 20230 found this helpful

I've saved 3lb. onion bags since the '80s! I save up enough, then lie them flat on my wood cutting board and then, with a straight rule, make diagonal 1" cuts with a fisker rotary cutter (don't cut all the way to the edge! Stop at 1" from the edge and you'll get a continuous "yarn", just like making your own bias tape).

Then I ball up the "yarn", connecting each new bag of "yarn" with a simple Russian loop. When I have about four to five bags balled together, then I grab my J hook and whip up a round scrubbie. I like mine bigger than most, and I usually stuff a whole uncut bag inside (fold it loosely into a square, it'll puff out the middle and give you a good grip). Once you've closed the edges, voila! A good tough scrubbie that will take a good beating!

I also poke my dirty scrubbies in the prongs of the upper rack of the dishwasher to remove the nasty stuff and freshen it up a bit. They come out of the dishwasher better than the ones made out of netting, I think.

Hope this helps you!

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January 27, 20230 found this helpful

I've saved 3lb. onion bags since the '80s! I save up enough, then lie them flat on my wood cutting board and then, with a straight rule, make diagonal 1" cuts with a fisker rotary cutter (don't cut all the way to the edge! Stop at 1" from the edge and you'll get a continuous "yarn", just like making your own bias tape).

Then I ball up the "yarn", connecting each new bag of "yarn" with a simple Russian loop. When I have about four to five bags balled together, then I grab my J hook and whip up a round scrubbie. I like mine bigger than most, and I usually stuff a whole uncut bag inside (fold it loosely into a square, it'll puff out the middle and give you a good grip). Once you've closed the edges, voila! A good tough scrubbie that will take a good beating!

I also poke my dirty scrubbies in the prongs of the upper rack of the dishwasher to remove the nasty stuff and freshen it up a bit. They come out of the dishwasher better than the ones made out of netting, I think.

Hope this helps you!

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Save Money By Baking Your Own Bread


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January 27, 20230 found this helpful

This comment was posted way back in 2008 so it is likely that the original website is no longer in operation. I'll remove the site.

Here is a link to all the bread recipes that have been published on ThriftyFun. Hopefully, you will find a good one there.

www.thriftyfun.com/.../index.html

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January 26, 20230 found this helpful

This took me to a site that sold products, no bread recipes. :(

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Kitchen Wall Paint Color Advice?

January 27, 20230 found this helpful

Consider a light gold.

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Getting Fruit Roll-Ups off the Wrapper

January 26, 20230 found this helpful

It actually worked!,I would highly recommend doing this with your fruit roll ups.

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Repairing a Built-in Fast Fill Electric Pump (Intex)?

January 26, 20230 found this helpful

I can't pry it open. Does it look like this?

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January 26, 20230 found this helpful

How do you remove the faceplate?

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Anonymous
January 21, 20230 found this helpful

my pump was not turning on. remove the four push pins (two are covered up by label or start prying from the right. Found the Neutral wire had come unplugged from the wire connector.

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Signed Record Party Keepsake

January 26, 20230 found this helpful

Really nice! do you make these and sell them by any chance?

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Onion Snow from Frozen Onions


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January 26, 20230 found this helpful

LOL! I think they meant "relish" as in "gusto", with enjoyment or appreciation!

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Using a 1950's Sunbeam Mix Master Mixer?

January 26, 20230 found this helpful

Just found this post and wanted to say- Big Thanks! I would not have figured it out.

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Pantyliner Stuck To Clothes After Washing?

January 26, 20230 found this helpful

Just tried this on my pantyliner adhesive and it worked within seconds! Great hack!

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Electric Blanket Control Displaying Code E?

Anonymous
January 26, 20230 found this helpful

My electric heating pad was slightly unplugged, at the foot of the bed, and firmly plugging it in, worked for me!

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Remedy for Smelly Dog Feet?

January 26, 20230 found this helpful

My dogs feet stink also he is a very healthy dog nothing is growing in or on his feet, he just has stinky dog feet I havent found anything to get rid of it and yes he has been to 2 different vets and I was told it just happens some times.

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Cornelius has left the building...


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January 26, 20230 found this helpful

having recently lost one of my dogs i do sympathise with you-they do leave a big hole,dont they?xxx

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Value of Book of Knowledge Set (1912)?


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January 26, 20230 found this helpful

You're right about the beautiful illustrations. My daughter picks up every book like this that can she find as she loves to make collages and gives them away. They are beautiful and tell a story or just provide some 'peace' in someplace in a person's life.

There are many things that can be done but people are just too busy to be creative and use books like this.

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January 25, 20230 found this helpful

Sadly, you are probably right. Yet, knowledge of 1912 was different in so many fields, and the illustrations are pretty remarkable.

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January 24, 20230 found this helpful

You're welcome.
I really dislike throwing away books like this, but sadly,
people rarely read anymore, and research is easy for everyone.
I guess there is good and bad in all of this.

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January 24, 20230 found this helpful

Thank you for this input.

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January 23, 20230 found this helpful

It is usually difficult to sell a set of older encyclopedias unless you happen to have a rare set. Most people are listing individual volumes for $9-$15 each, but it could take months/years to sell a complete set.
Thrift stores will not accept them because they are hard to sell and take up too much room for the value.

If you have extra time for this project, I would suggest calling several daycare centers to see if they would be interested. They may not pay for them, but at least the books would not be placed in the trash.

Very few single copies have sold on eBay over the past several months compared to the number listed for sale which shows that sales are slow.
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=Book+of+Knowledge...

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How to Fix Damaged Surfaces of Wood Furniture

January 25, 20230 found this helpful

I have the markers as well. Don't use them unless you have a tiny scratch . The colors do not match well and looks crappy.

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Value of Heaven's Retired Angels?


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January 25, 20230 found this helpful

I have no idea what the asking price happens to be on Facebook Marketplace, but the sold prices of any piece of this collection is selling for under $20 (mostly lower prices).
www.ebay.com/.../304622546061?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt...

www.ebay.com/.../304622546061?hash=item46eceb2c8d...
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=1998+Tom+Rubel...

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Value of Longfellow Poems Pocket Edition?


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January 25, 20230 found this helpful

My guess would be that you're missing the title page with the printing information.
Most likely, you can place the value at about the same as your
Laird and Lee's Webster dictionary.

You can check similar books listed for sale online and even asking prices are very low and selling prices for similar books is very low.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2323012...
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=pocket...

You can join Reddit and see if they can help you.
www.reddit.com/.../

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Value of Laird & Lee's Webster Dictionary?


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January 25, 20230 found this helpful

There were a lot of these and similar books printed, which usually means the value will be very low unless it is in pristine condition.
You can check out similar copies in the sold section on eBay:
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=Laird+and+Lee...

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Tiny Orange Biting Bugs Near Pool?

January 25, 20230 found this helpful

Hello, I went on line to eBay.com and bought my chemicals.these chemicals kill MANY BUGS, WASP, etc

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Living With An Alcoholic?

Anonymous
January 25, 20230 found this helpful

Im so sorry youre dealing with this. I grew up in an alcoholic home, my mother.
As a teenager, it was difficult; I can relate.
You said its like walking on eggshells, is he violent? How often does he drink? Would he be willing to attend a meeting with you?
You really need to seek help, for both if not just you. You should be enjoying your golden years, not being scared in your own home.

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Feeding Birds without Feeding Pigeons?


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January 25, 20230 found this helpful

Cher Ami saved 200 Men During World War I. Cher ami was a pigeon.

"On Oct. 13, 1918, Major Charles White Whittlesey found himself in a desperate situation. After being forced into a small valley on the side of a hill, he and 194 of his men were trapped behind enemy lines. The Germans were advancing on all sides, leaving them no room for escape. Having exhausted their resources, they were now fighting for their lives.Then, their own troops began firing on them, not realizing who they were. Whittlesey attempted to send messages to his troops, but they were continuously interrupted, and often intercepted by the Germans.

So, Major Whittlesey turned to an age-old technique for delivering messages reliably the homing pigeon.

His first pigeon and second pigeon, carrying messages like Men are suffering. Can support be sent? were shot down and third pigeon delivered the wrong coordinates which resulted in the barrage targeting the men even more.

Finally, down to his last nerve, Whittlesey turned to his last pigeon, known as Cher Ami and wrote what he hoped would be his last message: We are along the road parallel to 276.4. Our own artillery is dropping a barrage directly on us. For heavens sake stop it.
Then, he tucked the paper into Cher Amis cannister and sent her off."

Cher ami was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and received the american war medal from général Pershing. Cher ami now lies stuffed in the Smithsonian Institution. The french, the italian, the chinese armies, still keep a special section of trained pigeons.

And even when they do not carry messages, or take pictures, trained or wild pigeons stay the world fastest birds on long distance flight.

Now as far as avian influenza (bird flu) is concerned, pigeons are considered to be less susceptible to avian influenza virus than others birds. More than 200 species are concerned and endangered but the various breeds of poultry are the most concerned. The ones closest to you even landing in your plate.

So rats you said ? You would not eat rats ! would you?

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Uses For An Old Hamper

January 25, 20230 found this helpful

I have an old wicker basket. It's perfect on a shelf under a wall table. I hide a bag of dry cat food inside. It is also great for a bag of litter, cat toys, deodorizers, cat nip. The dog can benefit too.

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Identifying Tiny Bugs?

January 25, 20230 found this helpful

So after reading all these stories, Bottom line what's the real solution??? I can't afford to keep fighting these little bastards any more, please answer me thanks

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Roof Leaking in Mobile Home?

January 25, 20230 found this helpful

It may be due to condensation. You can fix it by applying a protective layer of RV Roof Magic as it keeps the surface waterproof and keeps the roofs cool in extremely hot temperatures. You can get more information here.

www.rvroofmagic.com/rv-roof-repair-care-and-maintenance...

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Keeping Dead Snakes in the Freezer?

January 24, 20230 found this helpful

How would you suggest storing them?

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Beverages for the Christmas Cactus

January 24, 20230 found this helpful

Thanks ,, mine in hanging baskets for ( indoor/outdoor) summer, winter, thanks .

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Reviews of Health Craft Pots and Pans?

January 24, 20230 found this helpful

I love Healthcraft, I bought a set in 1995. The pans look like the day I bought them, except for 1 that my husband burned hard boiled eggs in I scrubbed it with a SOS pad and you can still see the black a little bit. One thing to remember always cook on low heat.

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How Do I Easily Remove the Lid on Kitty Litter Containers?

January 24, 20230 found this helpful

Wow. Ive tried pliers and work gloves. Who knew . Nothing works. Frustrating since I paid more than $25 for the bucket!

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Biting Insects in Carpet?

January 24, 20230 found this helpful

17 years later have gotten rid of the issue, just wondering. I pray u have and just wondered

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Make Boxed Cake Taste Homemade

January 24, 20230 found this helpful

Add to cake mix: (to make larger and better cake)
½ c. sugar
½ c. flour 1 tsp. BP
1 egg

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Affordable or Free Pet Care Near Riverside California?

January 24, 20230 found this helpful

Did you ever find out what the lump is and have it taken care of?

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Removing Mice From Our Home?


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January 24, 20230 found this helpful

Cybergrannie, I DID make suggestions on plugging mouse entry points.
My parents had a 1952 Lincoln Continental parked in a second garage stall for a couple of years, while Dad decided what and how he was re-doing the interior. My Mom put mesh bags with moth balls in them, all over the car interior, and refilled them when the moth balls evaporated. She put cotton rags soaked with camphor oil around various spots in the car. Someone suggested Irish Spring soap and Cinnamon sticks. None of these things worked to repel the mice. They actually chewed on the cinnamon sticks and ate the soap !!!! So, the best thing was good old snap traps baited with tiny dabs of peanut butter. There are SO MANY mice on this earth, that the ones that get killed in snap traps, is such a tiny part of their population, it doesn't even seem to make a difference. MICE DON'T BELONG IN OUR HOMES OR CARS. They are kind of cute, but let them be cute outside. STAY OUT of our areas !!!!!

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January 23, 20230 found this helpful

I ran across this and tried it. Worked very good for me. mygardenlife.com/.../how-to-repel-mice-with-natural-herb... I found red cloves, cinnamon sticks, and lavender in wedding favor net bags worked great. Bonus everyone loves the smell too.

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January 22, 20230 found this helpful

I've read all the comments, but no one has mentioned or questioned how are the mice getting into your house or apartment.
This is your biggest problem, as just keeping them out of your cupboards will not stop them from making holes/entry points somewhere else.
I had a similar problem, but it was in an outdoor shed.
I decided to try a product that was highly recommended.
www.amazon.com/.../ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=oldworldgar0c... (Affiliate Link)
This really worked, and it lasted about 3 months but mice were gone! I made a spray of peppermint oil and dusted cinnamon over the pouch, and this lasted until I decided to refresh the pouches again. No mice in years.

There are natural repellents and if not working for you, it's possible your solution was not strong enough.
Natural Rodent Repellent
Peppermint Oil
Cinnamon
Vinegar
Citronella
Ammonia
Bleach
Mothballs

Just remember: close off the outside entryways or the mice will keep coming back.

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Identifying Figurine?


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January 24, 20230 found this helpful

You're welcome - glad we could find it for you.

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January 23, 20230 found this helpful

Thank you so much! I truly appreciate it! :)

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Store Sliced Cheese In Bread Bag

January 23, 20230 found this helpful

American cheeses doesn't mold it oil. I have never had a problem. the mold does grow on real cheese. I like the ladies vinegar idea.

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Identifying This Lamp?


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January 23, 20230 found this helpful

You're welcome.

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January 21, 20230 found this helpful

Thank you for all the information

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Identifying A Doll?


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January 23, 20230 found this helpful

I believe this is an inexpensive doll, but I cannot identify the brand.
She looks fairly new.
You can ask for help on other sites, but they will want to know a lot more about your quest.
Did you do a Google image search?
Why are you looking for this information?
Any information on age?
Measurements?
What type of material is her body/face?
Did you check for marks on the back of her neck?

Research takes time, and this is why people want more information about your quest/search.

www.reddit.com/.../
www.tapatalk.com/.../

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Using Vinegar to Prevent Mold on Cheese?

January 23, 20230 found this helpful

I just keep in freezer between uses. Shredded cheese thaws quickly and refreezes easily mine doesn't last long never had a problem with mold this way.

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Numerological Age Equals Calendar Year?


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January 23, 20230 found this helpful

Hello,
The information in this link is all the information I have concerning birthday names etc..
www.thriftyfun.com/Golden-and-Platinum-Birthday.html

I am not into any type of numerology but you can find lots of online information on this subject as well as names and meanings of birthdays etc.
Here is a link you might check out:
blog.feedspot.com/.../

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Honey Substitute?


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January 23, 20230 found this helpful

The substitute would depend on your recipe.
You can check out this link for substitutes, but you should remember that by using a 'substitute' for any ingredient, your finished dish may not turn out the same consistency or may have a different taste.
mykitchenserenity.com/.../

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Cleaning Rusty Tin Pie Pans

January 23, 20230 found this helpful

That picture looks more like burned on cooking spray rather than rust. It is just well-loved. Most of the previous suggestions should work to remove the coating/grime/rust whatever it may be, but a new coating of 'seasoning' might be useful to prevent rust from beginning again.

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Golden and Beddian Birthday?


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January 23, 20230 found this helpful

This question was explored on this site a few days ago.
I have no further information, so perhaps someone else can help you, or you will have to do more research on your own.
www.thriftyfun.com/Golden-and-Platinum-Birthday.html

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Getting Rid of Tiny White Biting Bugs?

January 23, 20230 found this helpful

Hi there I live in Colorado. I am experiencing the same things that you are and so are so many of my friends. "Like all of them"! I've been basically told by my Dr that it's all in my head. I know me and my body and I am the host, Hands down! I have become irritable, itchy, sticky, there in my hair follicles that make my hair oily, thin, and they seem to pull my hair inside my head because I sometimes pull several out that are not colored like the rest of my hair it's shorter ,wet and oozing. They come out of my ears from what seems way down in I can see them right under my skin and seem to (get stuck) and start piling up into brown patches. I also think different. I seem to be loosing my ability to organize, think as quick, and just plain losing my much love for my hobbies. Simply put I have the blues everyday now. My Dr doesn't believe me or something it took several visits to finally get a referral to a dermatologist and can't wait to go. I saw a nurse practitioner for an abscess and the medicine helped kill the adults and surface ones. She told me she didn't see anything wrong with me but "the meds should help." She said. " It won't kill them gone but will get them back in control" she said. For something that doesn't exists or shee couldn't see she sure seemed to know what I was talking about. Interesting I think. Is anyone having this problem? Do they know something we don't and why are they not telling us? Can anyone answer that? Help Doctors we count on you!

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Painless Ways to Save

Anonymous
January 23, 20230 found this helpful

The thing I like best about your post is when you said you and your husband cook together more than you ever did before. An added benefit of being frugal is that it can bring a family closer together.

Best to you

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Product Review: Awesome Cleaner

January 23, 20230 found this helpful

I have used La's Totally Awesome and love it. I found it at the
Canadian Tire Store in our town in Forest, Ontario Canada

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Mountain City Webcam


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January 23, 20230 found this helpful

Every day, I really enjoy looking at these two live web cams. They change with time and weather. Today, they had snow and we didn't. I love snow and it is so exciting when we have it where we live which is not very often. See above for web sites.

 
 
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January 22, 20230 found this helpful

I don't know. The script at the bottom states: Located above the town of Mountain City, the Redden Realty cam offers fantastic long range views of the popular Tennessee town and even into the mountains of western North Carolina.

This is my thinking; if you are looking at the NC mountains in the background, you are looking East. And, by looking at the lights at night, I would say the city is to the right. So I'm figuring the cam is located North of the city.

Maybe you can call Redden Realty and find out.

I love this cam and look at every day, sometimes several times if the weather is bad or exciting like snow. In early mornings, I have seen deer gazing and crossing the field. It's pretty at night too.

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Thrifty Tips on Cleaning


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January 23, 20230 found this helpful

This is a very old post so I'm not sure if the original commenter will respond. I think they use the cold tea to wipe down dusty items. I wouldn't use any tea that had sugar or cream in it, just black.

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January 22, 20230 found this helpful

How does one use the tea for dusting?

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Preventing Gas in Beans

January 23, 20230 found this helpful

Been using Ginger for years in dry and fresh beans , actually it doesn't change the taste but enhances it .

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1992 Weight Watchers Plan and Journals?

Anonymous
January 23, 20230 found this helpful

Bonjour je recherche l ancien plan de menu svp merci

Translation: Hello I am looking for the old menu plan please thank you

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Is Walmart Paint Quality Paint?

January 22, 20230 found this helpful

then you should know better. It's made by Akzo Nobel.

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H20 Mop Is Tripping the Breaker?

January 22, 20230 found this helpful

From what ive found out online so many people have had the same exact problem with the Haan fs20 mops, obviously Haan fs 20 steamer mops are defective made junk. I bought mine new , they are not cheap, only used it twice and it's now tripping the breaker every time.

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My TO-GO Notes

January 22, 20230 found this helpful

Yes , thank you for giving me another idea to spend less on the material to use,, thank you very much po. Highly appreciated!

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Name for Birthdays When Your Age Equals Birth Year?

January 22, 20230 found this helpful

That is what I am wondering this year. Tomorrow my daughter turns 23 on the 23rd in 2023. All I can find is it's both a golden and beddian birthday, but I don't see a name for the combined. I think it's a pretty big deal!

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Cleaning Porcelain Dolls?

January 22, 20230 found this helpful

How much alcohol do you use until you dilute it with water?

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Product that Reuses Remnants of Soap?

January 22, 20230 found this helpful

I too had one long ago and am looking for one now. Where can I get the Soap Saver? I can't find it with an internet search.

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Is Ocean Pine Oil a Solvent?

January 22, 20230 found this helpful

where can i buy Crest-Mint oil

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Capehart Console Stereo?


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January 22, 20230 found this helpful

This looks like a beautiful console and it is nice to hear that you plan to keep it in your home. So many good things of the past seem to be going by the waste side/curb - sad.
I have not been able to pinpoint your model, but I have a lot of Capehart websites in my archives. There are a lot so filter through but join and ask questions on any that have a link/forum.

This one has the most information and I would suggest that you read this one to the very end.
www.myvintagetv.com/.../capehart.htm

A very good place to start searching for information is Reddit. This is a great site for vintage/MCM as the members love to answer questions.
www.reddit.com/.../

Check these links for general information and the possibility of asking questions. Some may be duplicates but check each link.

forums.stevehoffman.tv/.../
audiokarma.org/.../
www.radiomuseum.org/dsp_hersteller_detail.cfm?company_id...
www.antiqueradios.com/.../viewtopic.php?f=1&t=317265
www.radiomuseum.org/.../capehart_f_1009af_c_305.html
www.organissimo.org/.../
www.antiqueradios.com/.../viewtopic.php?t=136561
amblesideonline.org/.../forumdisplay.php?fid=4&page=1
myvintagetv.com/.../capehart.htm
myvintagetv.com/links.htm
myvintagetv.com/.../capehart500.htm

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Cleaning Baking Sheets?

January 22, 20230 found this helpful

I have always used BonAmi powder on all of my Corning Ware and glass bakeware and on anodized pans without nonstick coatings. For lacquering on pans I use it in conjunction with a 3M scrub pad. I use it gently, and keep my Corning Ware looking new, and my pans lacquer free. BonAmi's motto is: Hasn't scratched yet

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Spirits of Ammonia and Coke

January 22, 20230 found this helpful

Wow, Ive been searching for this & happened to find this website. I worked at the lunch counter in a pharmacy in 1955. We served spirits of ammonia in Coke from the fountain. It was mostly used for ladies monthly periods. Ive read all of the uses in the comments that are shown & will try to locate a bottle for many of my illnesses. I think I will buy Coke syrup instead of the Coke we buy in the bottle/cans. Ive never heard of it being called aromatic is this different than plain spirits of ammonia? Kay O.

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Information on 1909 Werner Encyclopedia?

January 22, 20230 found this helpful

I have a full set of Werner Encyclopaedias dated 1909. If you are interested please email to : smraduj@gmail.com.

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Removing Oven Cleaner Stain From Slate Tile Floor?

January 22, 20230 found this helpful

Hi. I also have spilled oven cleaner on our slate floor. Did you manage to remove your stains? Thanks

 
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Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs?

January 22, 20230 found this helpful

You can use oatmeal powder in a bath or oatmeal lotion to help sooth the bites. If you find out what it is please update!

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Make Your Own Medicinal Chafing Powder

January 22, 20230 found this helpful

Came here for the ratio as well. I think it is 5:1, arrow root/corn starch to zinc oxide (non-nano).

Edit: I also just found the recipe as 2 cups arrow root to 1/2 cup zinc oxide (source: www.edensongskincare.com/.../diy-baby-powder-recipe). So, I guess this equates to a 4:1 ratio?

Also, according to the above source, you should always use arrow root as opposed to corn starch since corn starch can stimulate yeast growth.

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Can Fleas Live in a Person's Hair?

January 21, 20230 found this helpful

Have had fleas for 6 months now. The larva are now in my sinuses and nose. 2 weeks ago I bought a bunch of Nexgard and ate the chews myself to get about 3mg/kg dose. Also use a saline rinse every day.
Infestation is starting to go away but I have to wait for the whole lifecycle to run its course.
The larva crawl all over my face and they love my ipad and case leaving gross smears all over the screen.
This has been an insane ride. I have been blowing out huge black scabs from my nose that are dead fleas covered in blood. 4-5 or more a day. Winter has been very warm so even though its January and 30F outside the fleas are still alive in my house and my sinuses.
Nexgard said a bad infestation may take up,to 2 months to get rid of.

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Conant Ball Desk


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January 21, 20230 found this helpful

It does appear that your desk was made by Conant Ball.
However, just having a well-known brand name on an item does not make it valuable.
You only provided one picture of your desk, which is never enough to try to place a value on almost anything.
Pictures needed: full front of desk - uncluttered; top of desk showing all flaws; full side of desk; any flaws; such as missing trim, flaws to legs, etc.

You mention 'refurbished easily' and that may be true if you're refurbishing it for yourself or as a 'garage desk' but certainly not if you're expecting to sell it as a medium-high value Conant Ball desk.
Refurbishing a desk like this would mean a complete overhaul of the desk by someone that does refurbishing of similar items several times a year. It is not an easy or quickly done job. It also means replacing missing or flawed trim in same wood as original.
Also, the top is supposed to be a 'desk top' and that would mean the top should be very smooth; no nicks, or holes, just a smooth writing surface.
All drawers should glide easily and be very clean inside.
Since you say your desk has been in your garage for several years, this would mean it has been exposed to changes in weather conditions and a desk like this was never made to withstand dampness or extreme heat.
If you check the desk and look at it honestly, you'll probably decide that, as it stands, your desk is being used as well as can be expected.
If you decide to refurbish your desk, please ask your question again and someone will try to help you determine a value.
There are lots of videos on YouTube on how to refurbish a desk, so be sure to check those for help.

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Using Laundry Detergent Bottle To Water Birds?


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January 21, 20230 found this helpful

There are a lot of articles and literature that say that plastic holding detergent are not safe to reuse for anyone because the molecules bond to the plastic and leach out into whatever liquid is in them next.

One piece of literature I read said they do that because it helps with the recycling process (which I found hard to believe).

Also they shed BPA molecules which are also not healthy for living beings. BPA (bisphenol A) is the chemical used to make the plastics and can cause a lot of issues in people--like infertility, cancers, brain damage, and other bad stuff if there is too much in our systems.

The smell in this case is proof it is still there.

My vote would be no. If your community recycles, just recycle it. I would find a pretty light weight glass container to carry water for birds or other animals...but that is just me. Keep it immaculately clean so no residues of cleaning supplies get into the water system. That is much easier to do with glass than plastics.

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January 21, 20230 found this helpful

My personal opinion: No, they are not safe.
This is a controversial subject, but it seems there are more nays than yeas.
If you clean the bottles as suggested, some say they are safe, but if you drink water from the jug, and it tastes very good to you, then it may be safe for birds.
However, birds are very small and even a tiny amount of contamination could be a danger to them.
www.thriftyfun.com/Reusing-Laundry-Detergent-Bottles...
www.thriftyfun.com/tf97928974.tip.html

speedqueen.com/.../
Soap jugs??
www.freshpure.com/.../

Clean as suggested and then
"Let your conscience be your guide."

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Too Much Basil in Spaghetti Sauce?

Anonymous
January 21, 20230 found this helpful

Go on with the potato. I know it worked for salt.

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Make Your Own Disinfectant Wipes

January 21, 20230 found this helpful

Just put them in the trash instead!

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January 21, 20230 found this helpful

Wow! Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

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Add Alcohol to Baby Wipes for Sanitizing Wipes

January 21, 20230 found this helpful

What a great idea! I'm going to start doing this today! Thank you so much!

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Use Pegboard to Hang Kitchen Tools


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January 21, 20230 found this helpful

My pegboard is inside the pantry door and does a great job holding all my pots, pans, colanders and frequently used tools. I did run across a bit of a problem with the hooks falling out, but ran across this: www.instructables.com/.../

Hope it helps others with the same little problem.

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Prevent Mold On Cheese With Vinegar

Anonymous
January 21, 20230 found this helpful

I squeeze all the air out of bag and roll up in same store bought bag. I mean take out cheese, squeeze air out, roll up bag, and snap bag closed. It last a long time.

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