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Tiny Black and White Biting Bugs

November 20, 20180 found this helpful

I could have wrote that post. I also have the same insects. I had them last year. I tough I got rid of them I hovered and washed and sprayed for four months. Then I tough They were gone , I found a cluster of them behind the couch They were all black like plackpepper . But as you will see from images there is white eggs.
They are also in everything. I don't know if I have a few different insect or just the one developing into different stages.
Could anyone help me please

Jackie

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

I have the same problem I was wondering in you found out what they are. I could have wrote the exact post. I took everything out of the house it was sprayed a few times but they keep coming back. Can you help. Pest control doesent know what they are.

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Is My Puppy a Pit Bull?

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

She may be a pit/boxer mix. But I would say she is at least 75% pit. Great looking pup.

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Totally looks it. Watch for the head and chest development as she grows. Look for wideness and muscular features.

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November 18, 20180 found this helpful

Hi Sweet Puppy Face!! I think you are a mix, but mixes are awesome and get the best of their parents breeds!! Ask your people to take you to the vet to check and see what the vet thinks!! I see some American Staffordshire terrier and some hound (to me those are houndly ears!)

At 8 weeks old, you will need all your shots to get a healthy start so while you are there, the vet can see what your bones and teeth and hips and jaws look like against breed standards.

You are adorable!!! I wish you and your people a lovely life together!

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Recovery Time for a Dog With Parvo

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Parvo is a vicious disease. It is not unusual for dogs to get worse before they get better. I am so sorry you lost one of your dogs. I am sure you are doing the best you can, and that is all you can do. When symptoms change with your remaining dog, call your Vet to see if you need to do anything differently. And then you need to follow his advice to the letter. He may want you to bring the dog back for hospitalization. Parvo varies from dog to dog and it may be a couple of weeks before your dog is recovering. Best of luck to you.

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November 18, 20180 found this helpful

You have my deepest sympathies. Prayers for all.

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November 18, 20180 found this helpful

Parvo is complicated and needs very good vet input and following vet directions to the letter. Recovery varies, just like it is with people who get very sick. It could be days, weeks or even months.

Any changes require a trip back. Since they have already been to the vet, best to get them back to the vet or to an emergency vet ASAP. You do not want them to dehydrate. Prayers for you and the pups!! I know parvo survivors so keep up lots of positive thoughts and be sure to listen to exactly what the vet tells you to do!!!

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November 18, 20180 found this helpful

One of them died but the next but I am going to listen ur advice for the next one. She died while I was giving her some glucose she was swallowing it so it went through her nose and stifle her. She wagged her tail a little bit to tell me thanks then as I was telling my mom, she died.

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November 18, 20180 found this helpful

One of them died but the next but I am going to listen ur advice for the next one. She died while I was giving her some glucose she was swallowing it so it went through her nose and stifle her. She wagged her tail a little bit to tell me thanks then as I was telling my mom, she died.

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Removing Pet Urine Smell From Carpet

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Tips remove set in urine stains from carpet is always used vinigar & water on fresh urine for the odor, Woolite carpet cleaner on older spots. Here is what I do remove set in urine stains from carpet .

#1. Use shop vacuum cleaner and suck up as much as you can or use old towel and blot all of it up until it is as dry as possible.

#2. After that take regular water bottle and fill it half way with hot water, half with white vinegar. Poke a couple of holes in the lid and pour it out while sucking it up at the same time with shop vac, use the whole bottle.

Take entire box of baking soda and pour it where there is moisture, work it in a little with brush. It will seem like it smells more because of the vinegar. Let it sit until it is completely dry over night if needed. Once that is done suck up all the dry crusty baking soda it acts like a sponge and you will actually see where it changes color from soaking up the piss, etc.

#3. After that take another water bottle and fill about half way with peroxide and put in a few drops of dish soap. I usually try to use a clear or very light color dish soap if you have light carpet. To make sure the hydrogen peroxide wont discolor your carpet, first try this concoction on a small inconspicuous area.

#4. Pour it all out and suck it up again and again pour box of baking soda on it, work it in a little with brush, let it dry and then suck it up again.


Best Carpet Cleaner For Old Pet Urine Reviews By Getcleaningdone.com

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Number of Cups in a Box of Macaroni

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

225g dry macaroni is confusing. Is it a weight or a volume? I found that answers online vary a lot. And most charts convert dry to cooked not dry grams to dry cups. The most common answer was that a 58gram dry serving is about 1/2 cup dry macaroni...so 225g of dry is roughly 2 cups dry and makes 4 cups cooked. Is dry spaghetti the same? Apparently, it's roughly the same. I'm gonna try 2 cups and see how it goes.

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Removing Grease from Microfiber Upholstery

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

A few years back I bought a used dining set a the chairs were microfiber. Two of the head rests had greases from hands and heads ground into them. The Best way I have found to clean microfiber upholstery and I have a lot of it is to....

Step 1
Do a colorfast test on a small area.

Step 2
Dampen area to be cleaned with a white cloth try to wipe up as much as you can with the cloth.

Step 3
Spray with rubbing alcohol until wet try to blot/wipe up as much of dirt/grease as you can(do not scrub).

Step 4
Once you have removed as much of dirty area as you can, allow to air dry.

Step 5
Wipe again with damp clean cloth to remove any left over residue(I went over really bad headrests with my carpet spot machine).

Step 6
Once dry area will feel hard to touch, try Using a soft scrub brush to lightly brush area to soften back up.

My chairs are a very pale grey color & my couch is cream. Even with my cats and Rottweiler who love to lay on them stay looking brand new cleaning this way! GOOD LUCK!

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November 18, 20180 found this helpful

Do you know what type of cleaning is recommended for the microfiber on your chair? There is more than one type and some cannot be cleaned with water, so you should check the labels on the underside of your chair to see if there are instructions for the type of cleaning solutions to use.

I use rubbing alcohol on a small chair that I have and it works great so maybe this would work on your chair also.

Here is a link that has some useful information about cleaning microfiber.

www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/clean-your-microfiber-couch-safe...

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Discontinued Emporia Wallpaper

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

thanks for this, i really didn't know

i just always try to find the quick and dirty solution to a problem and know that if under that circumstance that's what I'd try ;)

i think someone really needs to open up an online shop for discontinued wallpaper, so many people ask about it!

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Buying Smith Corona Replacement Parts

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

cool that typewriters are back in vogue!

aside from ebay, there's other stores cropping up nationwide:
www.californiatypewriter.com/
www.wpmtypewritershop.com/
mytypewriter.com/

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Dryer Leaking Oil on Top

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

very glad it was an easy fix because otherwise it could have been very ugly and messy situation

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Electric Switch Not Working

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

i'm confused as to how you affirm that the fan is not broken if it doesn't work? TO me that's the definition of broken, that it won't turn on when plugged in, especially if plugged into outlets that work of other appliances

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Kitchen Light Stopped Working

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

yes this happened to me, we have a breaker keeps going out and I find that even after shutting it down, you have to wait 5 or 10 minutes before resetting it before it works again

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Can Movie Theater Speakers Loosen Light Bulbs?

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

well i can imagine that if the bulb connections are somehow loose, that the vibrations would make the bulbs loosen up a bit

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Value of a Porcelain Doll

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

most likely not much. A doll of that vintage (looks 80s or newer) the only possible value comes from its clothes and packaging and branding. Even that value is specious as it comes only to $25 or so

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Value of Candy Cane Twins Porcelain Dolls

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

you can expect to get $15 to $25 for something like this, less at a yard sale

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Growing Violas

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

in general you want to 'deadhead' or otherwise prune such plants so that they will grow more rounded and nice

the plant grows taller because of competition from other plants for sunlight - it's an arms race of which plants gets most access to sunlight, which is why it bolts

but if you keep it pruned then it will not bolt but fill out instead

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Leather Coat Dye Transferred Onto Vinyl Stool

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

To remove a dye stain from vinyl I would try rubbing alcohol and if that does not work, then I would try some Penetrol on a rag and wipe.

Or buy a new stool. Dyes are very hard to remove if they set in.

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Powder Nails Aftermath

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

*******No, it's not your health. I tried the dips just once and two if my nails bruised. I had a fabulous technician that was honest enough to tell me that part of it is because water gets underneath when they start to grow out and it's actually a fungus not really bruised. But, everything you explained is very real and true. What a great depiction of the entire process. Thanks, for sharing!!!

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Unknown Upholstery Stain

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

If your carpet is a light color then try white vinegar on it first. I use this for pet stains and its light years beyond any product specifically formulated for stains and 1/20th the cost. It kills germs/bacteria/mold. I pour the vinegar straight from the bottle onto the stain, thoroughly soaking the carpet. It will begin to react with the stain and start fizzing. Once the fizzing stops you can soak it up with a paper towel but its best if you use a steam cleaner with just water in the tank to remove as much of the vinegar and the residual odor as possible.

It will have a strong odor that will completely dissipate after two days assuming you sucked enough of it up after application.

Best Vacuums for Shag Carpet Reviews By Getcleaningdone.com

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Porcelain Doll Identification and Value

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Sorry. This should read 7 day auction. Apologies for my terrible typing!

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Even though this is an old doll and the head is from a well-known manufacturer, it is not an original doll because the body was restored. I would take to to a doll dealer. You can also go to the forum at www.dollreference.com and ask their opinion.

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

She is quite lovely.

I am learning about German dolls now, so I know a drop about them..

The company is as you listed named CM BERGMANN. The S and H refer to (if I understand correctly) the artist Simon Halbing (not sure if I am spelling that right). Here is some history on the company:

dollreference.com/cm_bergmann_dolls.html

Now for value, the only thing that is technically worth something to a true doll collector is the head, since your mom had her restored with hair and a body and these are not original.

I posted a link to eBay with what some heads alone are getting:

www.ebay.com/.../302883786055?hash=item468547cd47...

I am still not clear if older dolls had names like they did in more modern times. I am still learning and haven't found that answer yet.

I do know her head alone would have value, although someone who loves dolls may pay more for the restored version...that part of value is totally up to the indidual collector as eeryone has something they love and niches in their collecting.

If she were mine, I would probably start her at $50 in a day auction with a $300 reserve....this way, the market can dictate what she will get, you don't have to sell if you don't hit the reserve, although you do have to pay a reserve listing fee.

She is very neat and folks still love the old German dolls. I sold off a DEP German doll earlier in the year and made a small mint on it...and she was in bad shape (like the heads that sold in the example). People actually like "barn finds" untouched...which is why I am suggesting the method of sales above to test the market since technically she is an already restored barn find.

Please post back if you sell her and what you fetch for her. I am very curious and am gathering values for dolls for my knowledge!!

Thanks for sharing her!

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Bath Products Business Name Ideas

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Da Bath Bomb

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Jill's Bubble Bar! Keep it simple.

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Cool! Good luck in your venture!!

How about Bath, Body, Bubbles, Bombs & More by Jill B

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Jill's Bubble and Fizz

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Daycare Motto Ideas

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

TAZ means A+ Daycare

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

This is awesome! ^^^ I second this

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Cute name!

How about a motto of:

TAZ Day Care...Teaching from A to Z

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Top Part of Pre-lit Tree Not Lighting Up

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Make sure the wires arent getting twisted when you put them back on the tree.

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

It sounds like something is gumming up the connection. Did you check the connection to make sure it looks OK?

I wouldn't monkey with it, but if you see something like a piece of tinsel stuck, that would be OK to remove.

Who made it? Call the company and ask for their guidance. Sometimes they have great tips that only they would know about to fix.

Also ask if it is under warranty!! Never know!! Wishing you an easy fix!!!

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Partial Home Power Outage

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Before you call someone in, call the power company. If the problem lies on their end, they have to fix it.

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

I am always the one to preach safety first with electricity and to call in the pros and not try home remedies unless you are an expert in electricity. Yes, I know it costs, but I know my town had two major house fires because of DIY electrical issues and that terrified me!!

To me it is worth it to get someone trained in to look and fix, vs. me crowd sourcing an answer! That is just me...I am a SAFETY FIRST GAL!!

Post back what you learn!! Good luck!!

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Saving Money on Shopping Online

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

If you shop online, log into Ebates first and then go to the website through them. Ebates gives you a Percentage of money back. Also get coupon codes from retail me not.

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Get a Chrome browser extension called Honey. It will tell you if you're getting the best deal on the website or if someone else has better deals. It will also give you a price adjustment prediction.

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

There are tons of ways, but here is why I avoid them...

Every one of them collects info on you and your habits and signs you up for crap you don't need or want and spams your email address.

Unless you have a "burner" phone and email address just for these things. you are opening yourself up to a nightmare of spam.

I have not found one site out there that really helped me save money and didn't spam me to death.

What I do find helpful is doing some shopping at places like CVS or Rite Aide and doubling up manufacturer coupons and their store coupons and bonus points back. That has given me legit savings (sometimes even free stuff) on things for stocking stuffers like candy, make up, nail polishes, even small toys (like one year Fisher Price had coupons and one of the drug stores had the trucks the nephews wanted....I got them for pennies on the dollar), also I like to get small hostess gifts like sparking grape juice, fancy crackers, and cookies when they have coupons and sales. Last year I got my mailperson several boxes of candy that were less than a dollar each after I did the coupons and CVS cash backs. It was so exciting!!

That works for me!

I know there are some thrifters on this wonderful site that swear by the apps and such, I just needed to offer my two cents worth of why I gave them up. SPAM SPAM SPAM as Monty Python sang. UGH!!

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Preventing Clothing from Bleeding onto Itself

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Always wash in cold water. The first time soak in cold water to which some salt has been added.

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

I have had limited success washing the items on cold (not tap cold, but regular cold) and adding 1 cup of regular old table salt to the water. Wash it by itself the first time on the shortest cycle your machine has. Don't use soap the first time. Sometimes this sets the color then it is OK. It depends, however, on the fabric content. This usually works with cotton, but not so much with any other material.

Maybe someone else has found a better solution.

Since it already bled, you may want to soak it in some cold water with a cup of vinegar to try to get the red out of the white section. Sometimes a light paste of baking soda on the fabric first then the vinegar (it will fizz up) gets out the bled color, sometimes not, again, it does not work well with all fabrics.

It actually got to the point where I stopped buying things like this...just too frustrating...that and just about everything in my wardrobe is either all black or all white...slimming colors :)

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Getting a Perm After Dyeing Your Hair

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

I'd wait a month at least!!! That's a lot of developing that can lead to damage if done back to back.

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November 18, 20180 found this helpful

I would talk to your stylist to make sure your hair is healthy enough to have so much done in a short period of time. Hair health is important so be easy on it!! She may recommend waiting up to a month depending on the current condition of your locks!!

Take care and have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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Husqvarna Riding Mower Won't Start Easily

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

You could start by making sure the air filter is clean. You can then refer to this troubleshooting guide. www.hunker.com/.../how-to-troubleshoot-a-husqvarna-riding...

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

They have good customer service...ask them!!!

husqvarna.custhelp.com/

They are the experts in their products and I have found it is better to go right to the horse's mouth so to speak than to crowd source info!!

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Finding the Value of a Princess Diana Doll

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Even though Franklin Mint dolls sell for $25 or less, the Princess Diana dolls seem to be the exception. I have seen them asking for $139. I would look at eBay every day for several weeks to get an idea of what they are selling for

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

There was a lot of controversy around Franklin Mint and the Lady Di dolls. See this wiki (scroll down to the section that talks about it:

en.wikipedia.org/.../The_Franklin_Mint

Hopefully one of the gurus on this site will know more. My FM knowledge is limited to the info above, which does not answer your question directly.

Who may be able to give you a direct answer is their Customer Services team. Couldn't hurt to try:

www.franklinmint.com/.../

I found this site a while back, they seem like gurus....perhaps they can help...they buy also. I don't know them, but had the site bookmarked when a friend was looking to sell a few pieces. She changed her mind and held on to them, more out of sentimentally than anything. Not even sure she made the call.

www.exonumia.com/frankbuy.htm

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Value of a Collectible Memories Porcelain Doll

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

There are none sold on eBay at the moment. A sold auction for this exact doll would give you today's; current market value.

There is an active Goodwill auction you may want to watch. Right now she has a bid for $2.00

www.shopgoodwill.com/.../19968493

Whatever she sells for it today's market value.

She is sweet, but this brand, sadly, did not hold its value in the doll market.

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

These are mass-produced dolls and are worth less than $25, even with a certificate of authenticity and never removed from the box.

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Identifying a Houseplant

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Looks like a gold dust plant. www.gardenstew.com/.../9000127

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

It may be one of the 100 varieties of Hypoestes phyllostachya

weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/.../polka-dot-plant

www.gardenanalyst.com/.../

I have not seen one in person, but have seen pictures of them. Hopefully someone where will know how to grow them and keep them happy!!

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Electric Mattress Pad Controls

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

You would be best off contacting the manufacturer.

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

There are dual controllers on eBay...maybe the company can tell you if the model you have is interchangeable with any of the other models:

www.westpointhome.com/contact-us.html

Please be very careful with this since you don't know the history. I have seen these go bad fast and spark and cause issues. If you don't know the history of it, you may want to forgo using it. That is just me (and I LOVE free stuff and finds), but I do not mess with electricity!! Especially something that is going to be touching my bed or my body!!

Don't even get me started on the fear of bedbugs....YUCK!!! Personally, I would ditch it....but I am like that....sorry to be a debbie downer!

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Repairing a Broken Wire on a Pre-lit Tree

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

So I am terrified of electricity, so I don't recommend fixing unless you have skills repairing things like this...too many dangers.

You could contact their customer service see the link:

www.marthastewart.com/contact-us-form

Ask what they recommend. If it has a warranty, they may offer to replace it. I am always surprised when I have issues and call, sometimes places are gracious enough to do this even if it is technically out of warranty!! That is the sign of good customer services!! Start there and see.

If not, if you have an electrician you know, perhaps he/she could do it for a small fee and it would be done "to code" so to speak.

SAFETY FIRST!!

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Identifying a Porcelain Doll

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

It is almost impossible to identify a porcelain doll without more information.
There are thousands of similar dolls listed for sale on eBay (the worlds largest doll selling site) and other on-line sale sites everyday.

This just means that it would take someone with some particular knowledge about this doll to be able to identify her. You can try posting her picture on a doll forum site and someone on that site may recognize her. You should recheck her back and neck to make sure there are no marks or numbers as this is the most important aspect of identifying a doll.

If you wish to ask your question you will need the pictures you have as well as her size and also the composition of the body (all porcelain/part cloth??) and her size (inches tall). Also note anything you know about her history - how long have you had her? Where has she been before you acquired her? Anything may help...

www.tapatalk.com/.../

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November 18, 20180 found this helpful

Let me make an update, I read this as she is composition (meaning a plastic) not porcelain. I am only familiar with the old Ginny dolls. The ones I know are composition bodies (like plastic, but not exactly).

If she is porcelain and not articulated, she may be a later version or a look alike.

How tall is she?

Please post back more information about what you learn. I would love to know more about her since I am on a kick with the Ginny's at the moment!!

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November 18, 20180 found this helpful

She looks like a Vogue Ginny Doll. If she is, there wills be a VERY LIGHT imprint of the words Vogue Doll on her back. You may have to get a very bright light to see it and it may have worn down if the doll was played with.

Some of these are quite valuable if that is who she is. Is she held together by elastic thread (meaning if you pull VERY gently on her legs or arms, do they pull away)? If so, she is probably from the 1950s. If not, she may be one of the later versions.

There were look alike dolls so don't be fooled. The real thing has the marking on the back. If she is unmarked, she may be a look alike. Not that she won't have value, but not as much as the real thing.

Post back what you learn!!

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Use Snow To Water Houseplants

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

According to several sources including friendsofthegarden.org, snow contains nitrogen, some sulphur, and trace amounts of other elements. In fact there is reason to believe snow contains more of these elements than a corresponding amount of rain. Add the slow release aspect of melting snow and you in fact have a good source of nutrients for your indoor and outdoor plants.

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Spicy Asian Watermelon Salad

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Excellent Sue! I'd love to an experience a hot Christmas in Oz :) Let me know how this salad goes! x

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

I love LOVE this. I think I will make it for Christmas lunch by the pool since it's so hot here then.

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Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

You're very welcome, Betty! I hope it's a hit. I will be making a bit of a farm for Thursday! :)

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Pill Bottle Hide-a-Key

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

This is a great idea. However, since most tops are "push down and turn" the rocks tend to come off. You need to find a really really good glue to make sure you don't twist off the rock. Or maybe put the rock on the bottom instead of the top???

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Store Flour in Freezer

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

I have heard this really works. I have never had a problem with bugs but I keep my flour, sugar, meal etc in jumbo zip lock bags. I used to buy them in the store but now I have to order them on line. Sometimes the eggs are already in the meal and freezing takes care of them.

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Is My Dog a Pure Bred Pit Bull?

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Looks pure

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Roasted Pecans

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

I still wanted to make that salad and my husband was going to town so I sent him by the grocery store with a list with Lemon Jell-O included so what does he get? 3 boxes of lemon Jello instant pudding mix. I can fix that. My family is coming for Thanksgiving and we are going to have Lemon Jell-O pudding while they are here!!

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Name for a Dementia Adult Family Home Business

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Hey Judy my name is Sarah and Im trying to open up a residential care home for Alzheimer clients. We have a big need in our state. I would like to get some information on how you started. Can u email me at queentotti31@gmail

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Name Ideas for an Architecture and Interior Design Business

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Acute to Obtuse Architecture and Design... Offering you infinite creative design ideas

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Discount Clothing Websites

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

My favorite site is ROMWE. And I get even more discount by using coupon codes from www.alipromocodes.com

Their prices are always low and this store always have an outstanding variety of trendy pieces.

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Finding Free Coupons

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Well, if you are talking about free online coupons, there is a website that I have been using to get free online coupons as in www.alipromocodes.com
They are mostly for online stores in US, but not for brick-&-mortar stores. Most of their coupons get free shipping on products, means even if you are talking about physical coupons to use for your brick-&-mortar stores, you can check online.

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Skewers to Keep Squirrels Out of Planting Containers

November 19, 20180 found this helpful

I have already used skewers, loads of them, but they still uproot my plants and I am really desperate and don't know what else I can do.

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Insects Tearing Pothos Leaves

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

apparently this is a big year for this particular infestation becasue I am hearing about this plant invader with the spider web like signature

insecticidal soap and cutting down on water/increasing light will help solve this problem straightaway

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Getting Rid of Stink Bugs

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

I don't believe stinkbugs carry some disease, but they are a huge nuisance

we get them in our area too

some years are defo plagued with them, and they are more prevalent in large, old houses where they can come in

the reason they come in is to protect themselves from the winter so they are most active when infiltrating your home

they are next most active in the spring when they are desperate to get out because the fact is, without access to air and vegetation, they die pretty immediately

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November 18, 20180 found this helpful

Assassin bugs and stink bugs are 2 different bugs from the same family. Stink bugs do not carry the Chagas disease. Generally, if your house has an infestation, it will be the more common stink bug. You can find them hiding everywhere in drapes, laundry, under carpet edges or cracks and crevasses. Once the colder weather sets in and you keep your windows and doors closed do a thorough search and destroy mission on a sunny day. They don't swim well so keep a small sudsy pail of water while searching and just drop them in. Once you've completed a room, flush the bucket of them down and start the next room. I too had an infestation and took a weekend to wash all of the drapes and vacuum every nook, cranny, and corner of my house and got rid of over 200 of them.

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Choosing a Kitchen Sink

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

a copper farm sink sounds wonderful with your new setup, adding a needed touch of warmth/red tones

even if you werent getting such a sink I would tend to recommend adding red undertones to your kitchen for that reason

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Overwintering a Hibiscus

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

southern Michigan gets very cold, and if this is a plant that does not do well in under 50 degrees, then maybe having it go dormant, if you can't be assured to provide it the light/warmth it needs, might be the way to go

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Value of a Porcelain Doll

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

when you say Indian porcelain doll, do you mean a doll manufactured in India, or a common American-sold faux-collector doll made to resemble Indians or Native Americans?

If the former there may be some value due to the exotic nature, if the latter it is probably worth very little

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How Can I Tell If My Dog Is a Pit Bull?

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

it is very possible that he is pure bred, a lot of purebred Pitts end up in the pound

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Pit Bull Very Aggressive Towards Her Puppy

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

it would be good to know her history, has she been adopted from an abusive situation? Has she been aggressive towards other dogs?

one problem with Pitts is that they have a tendency to be great with people but terrible towards other dogs; they have been bred to be thus and this generally is made worse by abusive early conditioning

you probably will have to separate them from her, get her spayed, and raise the pups yourself by hand and then rehome them. Or you could rehome her I suppose but her life prospects will be greatly diminished/she will probably end up languishing in a shelter or be put down because nobody wants an aggressive dog

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Name for a Clothing Boutique and Metal Decor Shop

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

Bauhaus Chic
Metal Lurgy
Metallic Glory
Steam Punkd

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Illinois Christmas Charities

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

places to look are
- churches
-food banks
- rotary clubs and other social clubs
- colleges and universities often have student organisations that help with charity
- private foundations from large corporate or large employers in the area

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Value of Antique Cherry China Cabinet

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

you could try an antique store or craigslist or facebook selling groups

lacking more information on pedigree/provenance, you can just ask for what that sort of piece fetches in the market today which can range from $250 to $500

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Using Frozen Zucchini for Baking

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

it should be the same. I have often used frozen goods in baking and it ends up being the same

sometimes I don't drain the liquid but put it all in the blender to reconstitute it all again

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Slipcover or Pattern for One for Reclining Sofa

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

It will be costly to buy a slip cover over a new chair. I would use any left over blanket or sheets to put over it. :) Or look into if you can spot treat the section and reupholster.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

You can't go wrong with bowling or arcade!

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Paddles on Bread Machine Not Turning

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

Removed the screws, but the bottom doesn't come off. What next?

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Find Scissors When Sewing

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

I crochet afghans for charity and was getting frustrated looking for my scissors to snip yarn. I had a bunch of lanyards and it dawned on me to attach scissors to one to wear around my neck. Works perfectly, the lanyard is long enough I don't have to take off to use and they are always there when I need them, no more searching.

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Pop Your Plastic Lid

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

Great idea, since I was just diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in my hands and have great difficulty opening containers. This will help.

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No More Stale Marshmallows

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

I had the problem of leftover marshmallows in a warm kitchen causing them to melt together. I started putting them in the fridge and that solved the problem.

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Leaves and Branches on Avocado Turning Black

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

Post back how it progresses!!

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How Do I Stop My Puppy From Biting?

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

Like people at 8 weeks their little puppy brains are not formed. The biggest thing is consistency. You have to always reinforce positive and ignore negative. Crates are awesome for training.

It is a good time to get the baby into the vet so talk to the vet about his/her suggestions. I have only raised hounds, so it might be different for a GS.

This is a video I like (there is a little sales pitch, but it is GREAT INFO!)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRl1FhIBeKc

Prayers for the pup and you!!!

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Identifying a Porcelain Doll

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

It reminds me of a GI-GO TOYS FTY, LTD doll...they made dolls with weird expressions like this one has. If I remember right, they have been around since the late 1970s. They are out of Hong Kong...so if it has a marking on it about made in Hong Kong you could have one of those dolls. Some have value, some don't.

I have not seen this particular gal...but I will keep researching as she fascinates me. Sometimes the dolls with the funny faces do fetch more than the smiling girls!

If you learn something first, post back, If I find out more, I will let you know!

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Discontinued Eisenhart Wallpaper

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

A lot of folks don't know to put the number in the ads in eBay and Etsy so be sure to check just by the name.

Here is a current list of that brand:

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524...

You can always set up a google alert and then when it comes around on Ebay or Etsy or another site you get an email. I find these alerts helpful. Here is how to set one up:

www.techrepublic.com/.../

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Preventing Bug Bites with Brewer's Yeast

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

Please be careful with this and talk to your doctor or a nurse practitioner or nurse in your doctor's office before starting this treatment.

OTC (over the counter meds) can conflict with other meds and can make other health issues worse.

Never start something without the OK of someone who knows your medical history (your doctor or his staff).

A friend's sister became very ill by starting an OTC without asking the doctor and it spiked her blood pressure to almost stroke level.

Just because you don't need a prescription does not mean is the right thing for you to take!! SAFETY FIRST PLEASE!!!!

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Information on an Antique Trunk

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

Learning about trunks can be a blast!!! This one is really neat. Fascinating!

Maybe these sites at the end of the message can help you figure out what you have. It is hard for the average lay person (even ones like me who have been playing with old stuff since, well, forever).

The challenge with trunks it is usually impossible to find an exact match to identify them, because they got damaged, handy men (and gals) modified them, some have travel stickers all over them, some have been refinished, etc. These were very personal pieces so an exact match is almost like a unicorn. You may have to guestimate what you have if there are no markings. Sometimes the locks themselves can tell you information...but sometimes that is not useful because you will find new locks on VERY old trunks....back to the modifications.

Then if you are trying to value it to sell, that opens another trunk full of challenges!! I can give you hints on that if you can get more information!!

Thanks for sharing. Here are some sites to help you get started!

progress-is-fine.blogspot.com/.../we-used-to-make-things-in-this-country_16...

iantiqueonline.ning.com/.../discussions?groupId=1813674%3AGroup...

archive.org/.../WholesalePriceListJ.EveleighCo.ManufacturersOfTrunksTravelling

www.instappraisal.com/.../eveleigh-baggage-trunk-canada-eagle...

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Value of Mersman End Tables

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

I have never seen any in person as they must not have been common in my area, but I have read about these and I believe they are a more rare and valuable Mersman--called a Hepplewhite Style.

I encourage you to take them or really good pictures to a reputable antique dealer and get their worth from them. I have a feeling if they are what I think they are, they could be much more valuable than what you would get at a yard sale or flea market.

Not to say these will make you a millionaire, that is not what I mean, but some of this style tables in certain markets can fetch up to $1000 a pair but that would be in pristine condition which yours aren't. Yes, condition brings down prices...so a dealer can tell you what they would be worth as is AND in the area where you are.

Please post back what you learn and their value!!! They are neat pieces!! Maybe some day I will get to see one in person!!

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Aggressive Pit Bull Puppy

November 18, 20180 found this helpful

Please dog owners - NEVER hit your dogs or any other animal. A sharp tone will work just as well.

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