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Leaves Dying on an Avocado Plant

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

I have an a avocado plant about 6 1/2 years old, the leaves dried up and fell off and now the stem is turning brown. I cut about 4 inches of the stem off but it doesnt seem to be doing much good, should I cut all the dead of the stem? It went without water for along time and seemed to have a hard winter.. any help would be greatly appreciated!! Suggestions??

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May 22, 20190 found this helpful

I have an a avocado plant about 6 1/2 years old, the leaves dried up and fell off and now the stem is turning brown. I cut about 4 inches of the stem off but it doesnt seem to be doing much good, should I cut all the dead of the stem? It went without water for along time and seemed to have a hard winter.. any help would be greatly appreciated!! Suggestions??

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Shop at ALDI's for Grocery Savings

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

It took me a long time to give Aldi's a try for all the negative reasons mentioned in the comments. My friend finally convinced me to to go shopping with her. The prices are great, but I was still hesitant to buy loose items. The crackers, blocks of cheese, 1/2 & 1/2, coffee, bananas, and other items I found to be excellent. I guess I am too fussy, but as far as meats go I will stick to my usual store.

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Using E6000 to Make a Seashell Ring

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Sounds lovely! E6000 is a great glue. I used it for a tempered glass project I made and was very pleased. Just be sure to use it in a well ventilated space--if you are like me and smells bother you. It is smelly.

A friend encased her seashells in resin to make rings. Sorry I don't have any photos...I wasn't lucky enough to be the recipient of one of the lovelies!!

She said there are videos on YouTube about how to use resins and that they are fairly easy once you get the hang of them. They kinda look like they are suspended in water when you do it!!

Best wishes!! Please post back your finished rings!!

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May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you for your response and the link!

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May 22, 20190 found this helpful

I have made seashell necklaces for the women in my family. I wanted to do something different. I saw some rings online that I thought were very pretty (made with tiny shells). I am not a crafter or a designer at all! Frankly, I'm surprised the necklaces came out as good as they did. I know if I make rings with seashells I found myself, the women in my family will love them. I understand that rings with shells might be delicate. I hope I can find a way to make the rings. Thank you for your response.

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May 21, 20190 found this helpful

Yes - a lot of DIY recommend E6000 for seashell ring.

Reference: www.crazydiymom.com/seashellring.html

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May 21, 20190 found this helpful

It is a good glue. Rings get a lot of use and I am concerned about the shells getting smashed. What about making necklaces or pins instead?

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Value of a Vintage Pie Crust Table

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

You got a pretty good deal--at least based on where I live.

Technically this is a scalloped edge, vs. a pie crust. The pie crust edges are raised (so the edge is like the crust and then the table part is where the filling would go it it was a pie). Since yours is flat it is a scallop edge. That is just me being a little OCD about names :)

The feet are what I love about it...I think the official name is Trifid style. They were popular for hundreds of years starting in the early 1700s.

With the detail in yours and the legs, I peg it as late 1890s up through the mid 1930s. I know that is a huge range, but it is hard to tell from photos exactly what you have because I would want to look at the underside to see how it is put together, the type of screws used (or if there were dowels used), and would want to take a better look at the markings, including looking for ghost tags (where a paper tag was on there and fell off--they leave a ghost shadow). Sometimes that can give you a clue of the maker.

You may want to take it to a reputable dealer and see what they would value it at if you do want to flip it. Where I am they go around $100-$150--depending on condition and if the expert can identify the brand name.

Having said all of this, I am not object to when people want to turn an old piece into something they love with paint IF they are going to keep it and love it (vs. buy to flip sell). The value of the piece should be based in love as well as money value--so if you love it, even if it is a $200 value if you flipped it as is. If you want to paint it and enjoy it for the next 50 years--I say go for it!!

That is just my 2 cents worth!! Blessings!!

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May 21, 20190 found this helpful

You got a very good deal on this table. I would leave it alone. I think you could get close to $100 for it.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Love love chocolate covered strawberries, definitely a classic :)

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Value of Paradise Gallery Dolls

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

There are multiple artists that made the American Indian dolls. There was Cindy Shafer, Kelly Rupert, and Linda Mason. There may be others, I am not remembering.

I have seen samples of the signatures on Pinterest and Google images. You have to type in the name and ask it to show you their doll signatures and they usually come right up.

It is interesting how many are illegible! Maybe they should have been doctors :)

Most of these lovelies are sitting unsold on eBay and the various other sites (LetGo, Facebook Marketplace, Etsy, etc.) at various prices ranging from 9.99 to $30.00.

There are a few here and there that are sold, but they are all pristine, in the box, untouched by human hands and even when they sell in this condition it is for around $15 dollars.

That makes me very sad as they were so expensive to start with and the American Indian and the Eskimo dolls were the last dolls to lose their value over the past few years. Used to be they were more in demand than the typical blonde hair/blue eye doll. But not that everyone and his sister and brother and downsizing and getting rid of the things that don't give them joy (or whatever that Kondo person calls it), the market is flooded.

I so wish I had better news for you!!

Thanks for sharing them!

Blessings!

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May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you for your reply. Does anyone know artist?

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May 21, 20190 found this helpful

These are all mass-produced dolls that are worth less than $25 each.

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Name Ideas for a Bathroom Renovation Business

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Basic to Posh Bathroom Renovations

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Shelf Life of My Homemade Facial Products

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Yeah there are more ingredients but oats and honey are main

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May 21, 20190 found this helpful

I am certainly not an expert on face masks but I would not buy something like this if it was just in a container and setting on a counter.

I do not think it would be safe to keep more than 2 or 3 days without refrigeration.
I really doubt that oats and honey will be your only ingredients and the combination should most likely be refrigerated.

I would suggest you research this more thoroughly before making a decision this important.
Maybe you should check out face masks in the stores that may have some of the same ingredients. These masks will most likely be well sealed if not under refrigeration.

I'm not sure that you are in the US but there are a lot of laws that govern the sale of items like this - especially if they will be sold in stores or online.

You may be able to ask some questions if you have a local hospital or doctor's office that has a nutritionist available.

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May 21, 20190 found this helpful

So can i store it for several months?

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Identifying Insect Eggs

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

They are not squash bugs they create small green caterpillars that will eat an entire plant

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Identifying Mushrooms Growing Near Marigold

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Which type of mushrooms would that be?

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Identifying Insect Eggs on a Yellow Iris

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Hi, thanks for your reply. Are they harmful to the plant? Should I try and remove them?

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Old Weight Watchers Lentil Soup Recipe

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

I'm not sure but it sounds like you may be referring to the WW Lentil soup recipes that were really popular and called "Zero Point Soups".

There seems to be several version so you may have to look at some of the recipes to see if one matches what you are looking for..
Generally these soups were a combination of items on the WW's list of 0 points and could be added or subtracted according to what you had on hand.

Some people used the cabbage soup recipes and substituted zucchini in place of cabbage.

The following have different versions but you can see they are all basically the same but just adding or subtracting different vegetables.
Most can be cooked in a slow cooker.
Sometimes you have to go down the site to find the recipe.

www.recipe-diaries.com/.../

www.allrecipes.com/.../

www.thetasteplace.com/.../

www.workingmother.com/.../

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May 21, 20190 found this helpful

I would substitute lentils for the cauliflower in this Weignt Watchers recipe. simple-nourished-living.com/.../

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Caring for a Puppy With Parvo

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you both for your concerns and for the advice the day before yesterday we took her back to the Vet and they took a x-ray of her and turns out she was full of gas, so they gave her some medicine that works like pepto bismol and they told us not to feed her anything until the next day when we go back for a follow up x-ray. So the same day we noticed that she was herself again and ended up building up an appetite, but we knew we couldn't feed her til the next day but she was playing again. The next day we went to the vet after work and they took a follow up x-ray of her they said its passing through and they told us shes so much better and safe from parvo and that we should go back in a month to give her a booster shot but other than that we can feed her again and shes all better this was a success story the vet told us and i wanted to cry because i thought i was going to lose her but me and my husband didn't lose hope and she survived parvo !

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May 20, 20190 found this helpful

I am surprised your Vet vaccinated a sick dog. Hopefully he had a good reason. If your pup continues to take some water and there is no blood in the stool he is moving in the right direction and should slowly improve. Let him sleep if he wants to but keep his spirits up by spending time with him. He should begin to eat in the next couple days even if it is small amounts. He will have a couple of weeks when he feels tired. Parvo has a slow recovery...up to a month. If he gets worse he needs to go back to the Vet for new nursing instructions.

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Increasing Humidity for Newly Potted Houseplants

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Again this is only temporary. Plant was being propagated in water and moved into soil and this is for the transition.

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May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Plants NEED CO2, just like you need Oxygen. Don't choke it with plastic! You can safely use an old shirt and spray it with water occasionally. Water in the saucer under the pot also helps. Just don't choke it!

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Dog with Skunk Breath

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

They are talking about one of these products:

www.greenies.com/dog-treats

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Anonymous
May 21, 20190 found this helpful

What greenie snacks?

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How to Ask Mom to Let Me Shave My Legs

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

I would just ask her ,Tell her that it makes you uncomfortable in shorts or dresses cause most of your friends already shave.I know my granddaughter lives with me and that is what she came to me with .

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Junk Mail from Globe Life Insurance

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Tried that. Will not let you talk to agent unless you have a policy.

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Healthy Treats For Your Dog

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Peanut butter is safe for most dogs, (but check the ingredients) first.

As Jess said, Xylitol (a sugar additive) is NOT safe though.

www.akc.org/.../

And here's another link from ASPCA with a recipe for dog treats using peanut butter, again (without xylitol) as an ingredient.

www.aspca.org/.../game-day-snacks-your-furry-friends

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May 21, 20190 found this helpful

I think the only peanut butter that might be a concern is one containing xylitol, which is becoming more common in cheap brands. Just be sure to check the lable first.

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Honey Bees and Hummingbird Feeders

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

The bees dont seem to mind the yellow plastic bee caps and still come to swarm

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Instant Potatoes As Non-Toxic Rat Bait

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Seriously? Who the heck cares about cruelty to a roof rat of all things? Frankly I would rather have a scorpion problem. I have had a roof rat issue for years now. I've had my home inspected, treated, put carpenters cloth over every opening, cut back all my trees, maintained a monthly pest service for 2 years, and they still find a way. They are beyobd gross, disgusting, freakishly destructive, with absolutely no redeeming value at all. This potato flake tip is awesome and I cant wait to try it. I plane to buy a case of the stuff and load up the perimeter of my home and storage shed. Game On! If you have any issues with this, give me your address and I will gladly capture all I can and bring them to your home and place them in your roof. I'll leave a box of my potato flakes for you too in case you change your mind.

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Fixing the Heating Element in a Coffee Maker

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

My motto repair everything, because you can! not because it's cheaper. If we naysay it's easier, it's cheaper what are we telling our kids our grand kids who today cannot change a tire or oil in their cars. They repeat, because it's cheaper, it's easier, I might get my hands dirty. Who benefits from this type of thinking?
(get rid of your repairman!)
Regards,
Richard

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Tea Tree Oil Shampoo for Pet

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

On cats, absolutely. However, as long as it is properly diluted, it is safe for dogs.

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Corn Toaster Cakes

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Ahhhh yes, the Tupperware canister! I have a few... sold Tupperware doing 'parties' many many moons ago. Great canisters! And as for this recipe... I LOVE it!! Have 2 left in the freezer. Time to make another batch!

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Cleaning Dirty Smelly Aprons

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

It would help to soak them in boiling water as well. Dawn dish detergent works well for getting out grease stains.

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May 21, 20190 found this helpful

Start with 1/2 cup and increase as necessities

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It's Roadside Litter Cleaning Time

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Thank YOU!! Little by little, big jobs get done.

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May 21, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you for cleaning up the roads. This NC resident cannot stand all the garbage on the roadsides and picks themup every weekend. I've found many valuable things too, even cash!! If you're out taking a stroll or walking the dog, grab a bag and help clean our roads!!!

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Replacing the Belt on a Nelco 1804B Sewing Machine

Anonymous
May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you! Done.

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May 21, 20190 found this helpful

This YouTube video is for a Sears belt, but you may be able to adapt it to yours.

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Identifying a Recurring Beep in House

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Check the carbon Monoxide alarm. I just had the same problem and it was annoying as hell then I took out the carbon monoxide batteries and it stopped.

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Value of a Vintage Barbie Doll

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

You should try the free online appraisals as you may be pleasantly surprised (most people are).
They are very easy to use and this will give you an idea as to whether you need to seek personal advice.

I use Barneby's a lot for more expensive items but they do charge $17.
This is usually money well spent.

www.barnebys.com/.../

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Biting Insects in Carpet

Anonymous
May 22, 20190 found this helpful

Same here, this all started for me last Oct. I'm in Southern CA, so Oct it's in the 90s. I have MS and they came in on the new stove/oven Best Buy delivered an hooked up. These bites are horrific. My 14 yr old son isn't bothered by then all. Meaning
they leave him the heck alone. But the ER Dr told me because I have MS and take weekly injections that supress my immunes sytem as well is why I'm being attacked. But today I called the city and apparently it's dirt or just a leaf or ur paint is fading n that's the dust from ur paint. On then WTF is causing these bites that ur ass sees in me. My paint dust, or the thing that is a bug that u think is lint is not. It's bird mites from my neighbor and her dang ginormous white duck she shouldn't have in our residential area. But they mess up your entire home. An take on the color of whatever they attach to. An in the vacuum it looks like your sucking up tiny cotton balls. But they're bird mites. An I'm convinced they're never going to stop f@#king with me. An they make s buzziing sound but you can't see them but they chased me from my car to my neighbors house. I thought wtheck am I losing my mind. Then my neighbor said do you think it's your MS medicine causing you to think you have bugs. I said we'll do you think it's my MS med that is leaving these red triangle bite with 3 darker red dots in the middle of the triangle shapped bite your looking at on my face. Idk I've tried everything. I went to the dollar store yesterday an bought they're carpet spray because that $ store stuff is string chemicals. Well it just made them mad an I had to leave my home

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Smoke Detectors and Family Pets

May 22, 20190 found this helpful

When I got home from work yesterday my dog was so distressed as the smoke alarm had been chirping obviously starting after I left she just wanted to get out of the house it was awful to see and it took a while for her to calm down I felt awful - she wouldn't eat her tea and she is a Labrador!! Eventually she ate out side. One of my cats was also distressed although he is out most of the day he comes in to sleep so this must have upset him too! Just didnt realise this would have that effect!

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Age and Value of Reel Mower

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

I regret that I can't answer, but the mower looks almost exactly like my Worthington "Clear Cut" mower, right down to the color scheme!
My Worthington has served well as a back up throughout multiple power mower failures! I just mowed with it a few days ago!
My Worthington must be at least 60
+years old! I recall Dad had it when /i was a kid, and I am now 65.
I am thinking of restoring / repainting it.
It's whisper quiet, very easy on gas, only requires drops, not quarts, of oil, and is a breeze to tune up, with all repairs requiring only a wrench and a screw driver! :-D

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Making Diapers For Marmoset Monkeys

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

I hope you can help.

We got XS diapers for our baby marmoset girl and cant figure out how to get these on her.

She cries like crazy and tucks her legs in and I dont want to force it.

The youtube videos on line are all older marmosets that are used to it.

I would greatly appreciate any tips on how to do first diapers.

Thank you so much,

Erik

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Can You Cross Breed a Dachshund with a Pit Bull?

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

Please anyone I think my wiener dog is pregnant by a pit bull. Please what can I do?

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Best Weight for a Shih Tzu Puppy

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

Weight will vary depending on diet, size of parents', how active, etc.

Reference: www.allshihtzu.com/shih-tzu-age-weight-growth

for formula

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May 21, 20190 found this helpful

Your dog is within the range of 4.08-7.26 kg according to www.allshihtzu.com/shih-tzu-age-weight-growth

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Getting Urine Odor Out of Hardwood Floors

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

Use an enzyme cleaner for pet urine (whether shop-bought or homemade) that breaks down the urine, not just kill the microbes that are acting on the urine. If you just kill the microbes but don't break down the urine, more microbes will move in later and work on the urine, generating a new smell. Anything labeled as an "enzyme cleaner" should do this.

Soak the area thoroughly. A common problem with home urine removal is that people don't soak the soiled area as thoroughly as the original urine soaked it. If you think about it, there is no way that anything that doesn't penetrate as far as the urine did can possibly remove all the smell, because it simply doesn't get far enough to remove it! So whatever you use, use a lot of it.

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Selling Empty Juice Pouches

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,I am willing to buy them are they still available?.

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Identifying Tiny Tan Bugs

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

I agree with Judy! Maybe this article will help. ento.psu.edu/.../booklice

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May 21, 20191 found this helpful

It could be a book louse.

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Cleaning and Protecting Auto Paint from Love Bugs

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

Baby oil actually attracts love bugs. I put some on the front of my car to initially soften dried love bugs and before I knew it hundreds flew to it as it was in my driveway and became stuck.

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How to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

DONT KILL CARPENTER BEES. They are great pollinators and they dont sting. Females (black heads) have a stinger but are not aggressive. Males (black heads with white marks) may buzz you but have no stinger and wont hurt you.

REPEL THEM: Make a citrus spray by boiling peels of oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit... Cover the peels with water plus 2 inches of water above. Let the water boil down to the level of the peels. Cool, fill a spray bottle, then spray around the holes. Bees are repelled but dont die unless you are mean and spray them in their nests. Remember, carpenter bees are beneficial insects. We need them.

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Walk Behind Zero Turn Mower Keeps Stalling

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

You might have a clogged fuel line or carburetor.

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Formica Cabinets Damaged by Tile Cleaner

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

It may be a permanent stain. You can try to minimize it by making a paste of baking soda and water. metcabinet.com/.../FormicaCareGuide.pdf

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Value of a Boston Plastic Company Figurine of The Whistler

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

Thrifty Fun had a column on that. www.thriftyfun.com/Finding-the-Value-of-Boston-Plastic...

Some people think it is worth $25 and others think a few hundred. I would take it to a dealer for a free verbal appraisal.

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Value of a 1921 Home and School Dictionary

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

On eBay they are asking $50 or less

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Value of a Seymour Mann Connoisseur Collection Doll

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

I have seen them from $65 to $125 on eBay. These are asking prices.

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Classy Apple Pie

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

There are a few pie making tips here I've never seen before.

Thanks to you and your mom.

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Replacing the Canvas on a Jayco Pop Up Camper

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

I would contact the people at this website www.popupparts.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_22th

They sell parts for all models, and will tell you if the canvas is interchangeable.

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Introducing a New Kitten to Your Resident Cat

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

It is a big change in her life. She hasnt expressed hostility towards the kitten, which is good. Give her time to adjust.

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Wolfgang Puck Bread Maker Not Kneading the Dough

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

It could be. So many bread makers are so cheap at thrift stores and yard sales that you would be better off replacing it.

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Sensation Lilac Has No Leaves and the Blooms Are Distorted

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

You might have lilac blight, which is contagious. Cut off all affected branches and dip the cut part in a solution of one part bleach to three parts water.

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Weird Smell in Mobile Home

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

You may have rotting vegetation under your mobile home. Clear it out and see if things improve.

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Mason Jar for Makeup Brushes

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

I use one for my tooth brush, tooth paste and tongue cleaner. I like it because it matches my soap pump and I can put it in the dishwasher and swap it for another jar I already have.

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How Long Do I Have to Wait to Re-dye Hair

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

If you like the color, except for the depth, I suggest you reapply the same color. Maybe your hair is resistant or maybe you didn't leave the color on for the full development time or maybe the resulting color is as dark as it gets.

Whatever the reason, don't put a different color over the one you have and like. A second application of the same color should add the depth you want.

If your hair and scalp are in a healthy condition, a 48 hour wait is enough.

If this is a semi permanent color as suggested by the manufacturer's 9 week to fade statement, you should be able to safely reapply the color right away. You should expect some temporary scalp staining.

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Does "boric acid" kill snakes?

Anonymous
May 21, 20190 found this helpful

I will kill anything that is not welcome in my house

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Removing Skunk Smell from Couch

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

I bought Nature's Miracle skunk odor remover and scrubbed fabric sofa....smelled fine while wet but after it dried, the sofa still smells just as skunk as it did before. Any other good ideas?

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May 21, 20190 found this helpful

I bought Nature's Miracle skunk odor remover and scrubbed fabric sofa....smelled fine while wet but after it dried, the sofa still smells just as skunk as it did before. Any other good ideas?

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Natural Treatment for Yeast Infection in Dog's Ears

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

Aldi do a dry dogfood which is anti-allergy. It may be called something else but you get my point. Its a good price and has helped my dog no end..

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Finding Fabric Donation for Quilts for Kids

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

Put want ads in Craigslist and Freecycle. Go to fabric stores and tell them you would like donations for your worthy cause

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Identifying Antique Farm Equipment

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

What you have is a vintage Hay rake attachment.
There were a lost of different styles/types and I'm not familiar with the years these were used but some are still being used today as newer hay rakes are very expensive.

Here is a site that you can join and then submit several pictures and someone will probably be able to tell you all about your rake.

www.tractorbynet.com/.../140501-rusty-old-farm-equipment-worth...

Here is a link to a similar rake that was sold (no date shown?) but no price is given. You may be able to gather some information that will pertain to your rake.

www.gavelroads.com/.../

Here is a link to all the different types of hay rakes (your rake is in the mix).

www.alamy.com/.../the-old-hay-rake.html

Here are links to other forums but you will have to join before posting your question.

www.smokstak.com/.../

antiquetractorsforum.com/

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Teens and Thongs

Anonymous
May 21, 20190 found this helpful

I am 14 myself and I personally think that you should let them wear the type of underwear they want. Do you want your daughter to feel self concious and have more stress and anxiety? No, of couse you don't so why not just let them have one. The point is to just have no underwear lines. I get it if they are going to be inappropriate with it then on't let them but it's really rare that it's gonna happen. Your kids are right hen they tell you that they are being made fun of, or don't feel like everyone else. If they want it just get it for them it's just underwear you should be lucky this is all they want.

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Value of a Pair of Dynasty Porcelain Dolls

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

Cute dolls but this type doll has been mass produced for many years and sadly, they have not held their value. Most are not even valued at 1/2 of what they sold for - no matter the doll, new or? - boxed or not as they mostly are very slow sellers and when sold, selling prices will rang from $4 - $25.

Boy and girl doll sets are not any more sought after than just single dolls and value (if sold) may be less than $25-$35.
Occasionally a boy doll will sell for a little more than same type girl dolls.

eBay is considered the world's largest selling site for dolls and current value is usually from eBay sold listings of same exact dolls. Exact dolls are difficult to find but an average of similar sold dolls will give you an idea of what someone is willing to pay.

here is a link to eBay's Dynasty dolls sold listings.
You can check this occasionally to see if someone has sold a doll like yours.
You can also check eBay listings to see if anyone has a doll like yours listed (asking prices are not value prices) and place a watch to see if it sells.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=Dynasty+Porcelain...

This is a popular question on ThriftyFun so you might want to read some of the past answers for suggestions.

www.thriftyfun.com/Value-of-Dynasty-Porcelain-Dolls...

Dolls are very difficult to pack safely and a great many never reach the buyer in one piece. That is one of the reasons we usually recommend listing breakable items on a local site such as Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or other sites where the interested person can pick up the item with no shipping.

You can also start your dolls as high as you like and lower the price is no one shows an interest.

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May 21, 20190 found this helpful

These are mass produced dolls. The ones I am seeing on eBay are $15 and less.

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Repairing a Pneumatic Chair

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

I used an Office Chair Buddy to fix my sinking desk chair. I'm pretty handy, but didn't want to waste time replacing the cylinder. This Office Chair Buddy literally fixed my issue in just a couple of minutes (and that included me opening the package....haha). Got it on Amazon for around $20-$25

www.officechairbuddy.com

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Identifying a Piece of Farm Equipment

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

It looks like an old corn sheller to me.

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Recipes Using Hard Boiled Eggs

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

I purchase pickles in large glass jars. When I am down to a few pickles left, I remove them from the jar leaving the pickling juice in the jar and add peeled hard boiled eggs for pickled eggs. Let them set for a couple days in the brine and they take on the flavor of whatever type of pickles were in the jar. Great for a side dish for BBQ, really good in a sandwich (slice the eggs), good in a potato or macaroni salad and great on their own as a snack. Saves you from having to make the brine and keeps eggs good for a couple weeks!

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Identifying a Houseplant

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

It is a succulent, a Jade plant. Other names for this plant are Money tree, Dollar tree, Lucky plant, Friendship plant, to name a few. Some people believe it is lucky to have in your home, that it will bring you wealth and prosperity. Also, that it protects you from evil. Good luck with your new Jade plant.

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Linguica Cheese Quesadillas

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

I have made Linguisa and cheese quesadillas. Slice Linguisa thin and brown in a frying pan. Drain and set aside on a paper towel to drain off more of the fat. Spray another fry pan with thin coat of cooking spray, place tortilla in bottom then layer mozzarella and then Monterrey Jack cheese on tortilla. Place sliced Linguisa over top of cheeses, I add sliced green onions, sliced black olives. Cover with second tortilla and flip over to brown both sides!

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How Much To Charge For Cleaning & Doing Laundry

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

In all sincerity, I don't understand the distinction? Is it that a cleaning person comes over to do a job and leaves and that a maid is usually a 'live in' situation?

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Use A Hand Sander On Your Feet

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

I use a small hand sander as well, and it does the job effortlessly and my feet look awesome!

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Packing Suits When Moving

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

One of the ways to pack your fragile items is by putting them in special boxes with a blanket on the bottom and a pillow on the top. Last time we moved from LA to SF we hired a local moving company and opted for packing services as well. It cost more but we saved time and the guys had all the necessary stuff for packing fragile items like boxes, blankets and plastic wraps.

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My Ezy Sauce Relish Is Too Sweet

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

Ive never heard of this relish but looked at the guide for the recipe. Since its a homemade relish, this is what Id do. Make another recipe of the sauce omitting the sugar. Add this sugar-less relish a little at a time to the one thats too sweet until it suits your taste. Next time you make the relish, just cut back on the amount of sugar in the recipe. Write this suggestion on the recipe, in case you ever need to use it again.

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Mouthwash to Unclog a Toilet

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

Cat litter causes more problems than just clogged toilets. It can go down the toilet and you forget about it but then it can stop up your drain pipe to the street. Or if you have a septic tank it can clog that.

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Identifying a Porcelain Doll

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

She is cute!

How tall is she?

Did you check under her hair and on the small of her back and on her feet for markings? This sounds weird, but does she smell like a baby (like baby powder) or have a place in her back where someone could have put a powder wafer?

Is she musical?

She does not look like a Marian Yu doll. That brand had a different look to them...and this does not fit their typical look.

She has more the lines of the Artmark musical sleeping doll or Sugar Britches repro of an 1890's baby or a Homeco doll. Everyone was into dolls from the 1970s to the 2000s.

I say this if she is manufacturered.

The clothes don't look like any I am familiar with, which could mean one of three things--she was a manufactuered doll and I just don't remember the outfit.

OR

She was manufactuered and someone redressed her (which could devalue her sadly).

OR

She is a reborn doll...where someone took either a manufactured doll or a doll kit/doll parts and made a doll that looks very lifelike.

If you are not familiar with reborn infant dolls google it and there are tons of articles out there about it.

Reborn dolls are usually considered "one of a kind) or OOAK and some fetch a decent amount on the open market. They usually come with toys, blankets, and other things and the makers put a baby powder wafer in them so they smell real...so if you found her at a Goodwill, those things could have been lost (including the scent).

If she is any of the other brands above, sadly, as cute as they are they fetch very little in the resale market. There are just too many of them.

Another thing that is possible is possible is she is a brand we did not see or sell much in the US...maybe a French doll and she is older and has some value--the older dolls usually did have markings, even if it was just an odd symbol somewhere on body. That makes me a little curious about her. How do you know her name is Lizetta?

If you have a good vintage/antique store in your town they may be able to tell you more and if she is a reborn, they can tell you if they have value in your town.

Post back what you learn!

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Identifying a Spring-foot Rocker

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

This is very cool. I have never seen anything like it. I have a feeling this is a handyman (or handygal) DIY special project.

My thought is someone liked the chair and wanted to make it a modified bouncy chair--perhaps to nurse a baby or just to relax in on the porch (maybe they had no room for a rocker's footprint) so they used industrial springs to convert it.

My thoughts are it would not be considered safe to make and manufacturer a chair like this. I am trying to gauge the age of the chair--paddle arm chairs have been popular many times in history with a big influx from the 1930s to 1960s. This one looks like maybe 1940s.

While safety standards in this time period were not like they are today, I still can't see a company making something like this...it seems dangerous to the feet, cat and dog tails too.

I could be way off here. This is just my gut feeling. If you have a good and reputable vintage furniture dealer in your town, take the photos to them and get their take on it.

Post back what you learn!

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Value of a Brass Key Princess Jasmine Doll

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

Can you post some photos please and offer a little more info. I am not trusting my memory here...

There are a several versions of Jasmine from 1992-1993, but these original ones were (I thought) just by Disney and Mattel. There may be been 2-3 different outfits she was wearing.

There may be been one other brand--Eugene (or Eugene's) making Jasmine dolls early on, but I thought that the Brass Key brand wasn't until much later, like the early 2000s. I could be wrong...the memory is a terrible thing to lose.

The 1993 versions by Disney/Mattel are all over the place in value and for those, most people seem to want the set with Aladdin and Jasmine. The Eugene/Eugene's brand don't seem very popular, and lost their value. The Brass Ring dolls (all from the early 2000s) seem to have held their value.

If you can share a photo, maybe I can give you more info on the exact value of your piece.

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Cut Your Alfredo Sauce With Broth

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

HISTORY OF ALFREDO DI LELIO CREATOR IN 1908 OF FETTUCCINE ALLALFREDO (FETTUCCINE ALFREDO), NOW SERVED BY HIS NEPHEW INES DI LELIO, AT THE RESTAURANT IL VERO ALFREDO ALFREDO DI ROMA IN ROME, PIAZZA AUGUSTO IMPERATORE 30

With reference to your article I have the pleasure to tell you the history of my grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, who is the creator of Fettuccine allAlfredo (Fettuccine Alfredo) in 1908 in the trattoria run by his mother Angelina in Rome, Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi). This trattoria of Piazza Rosa has become the birthplace of fettuccine allAlfredo.
More specifically, as is well known to many people who love the fettuccine allAlfredo", this famous dish in the world was invented by Alfredo Di Lelio concerned about the lack of appetite of his wife Ines, who was pregnant with my father Armando (born February 26, 1908).
Alfredo di Lelio opened his restaurant Alfredo in 1914 in Rome and in 1943, during the war, he sold the restaurant to others outside his family.
In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 "Il Vero Alfredo" (Alfredo di Roma), whose fame in the world has been strengthened by his nephew Alfredo and that now managed by me, with the famous gold cutlery (fork and spoon gold) donated in 1927 by two well-known American actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks (in gratitude for the hospitality).
See the website of Il Vero Alfredo.
I must clarify that other restaurants "Alfredo" in Rome do not belong and are out of my brand "Il Vero Alfredo Alfredo di Roma".
I inform you that the restaurant Il Vero Alfredo Alfredo di Roma is in the registry of Historic Shops of Excellence of the City of Rome Capitale.
Best regards Ines Di Lelio

IN ITALIANO

STORIA DI ALFREDO DI LELIO, CREATORE DELLE FETTUCCINE ALLALFREDO (FETTUCCINE ALFREDO), E DELLA SUA TRADIZIONE FAMILIARE PRESSO IL RISTORANTE IL VERO ALFREDO (ALFREDO DI ROMA) IN PIAZZA AUGUSTO IMPERATORE A ROMA

Con riferimento al Vostro articolo ho il piacere di raccontarVi la storia di mio nonno Alfredo Di Lelio, inventore delle note "fettuccine all'Alfredo" (Fettuccine Alfredo).
Alfredo Di Lelio, nato nel settembre del 1883 a Roma in Vicolo di Santa Maria in Trastevere, cominciò a lavorare fin da ragazzo nella piccola trattoria aperta da sua madre Angelina in Piazza Rosa, un piccolo slargo (scomparso intorno al 1910) che esisteva prima della costruzione della Galleria Colonna (ora Galleria Sordi).
Il 1908 fu un anno indimenticabile per Alfredo Di Lelio: nacque, infatti, suo figlio Armando e videro contemporaneamente la luce in tale trattoria di Piazza Rosa le sue fettuccine, divenute poi famose in tutto il mondo. Questa trattoria è the birthplace of fettuccine allAlfredo.
Alfredo Di Lelio inventò le sue fettuccine per dare un ricostituente naturale, a base di burro e parmigiano, a sua moglie (e mia nonna) Ines, prostrata in seguito al parto del suo primogenito (mio padre Armando). Il piatto delle fettuccine fu un successo familiare prima ancora di diventare il piatto che rese noto e popolare Alfredo Di Lelio, personaggio con i baffi allUmberto ed i calli alle mani a forza di mischiare le sue fettuccine davanti ai clienti sempre più numerosi.
Nel 1914, a seguito della chiusura di detta trattoria per la scomparsa di Piazza Rosa dovuta alla costruzione della Galleria Colonna, Alfredo Di Lelio decise di aprire a Roma il suo ristorante Alfredo che gestì fino al 1943, per poi cedere lattività a terzi estranei alla sua famiglia.
Ma lassenza dalla scena gastronomica di Alfredo Di Lelio fu del tutto transitoria. Infatti nel 1950 riprese il controllo della sua tradizione familiare ed aprì, insieme al figlio Armando, il ristorante Il Vero Alfredo (noto allestero anche come Alfredo di Roma) in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 (cfr. il sito web di Il Vero Alfredo).
Con lavvio del nuovo ristorante Alfredo Di Lelio ottenne un forte successo di pubblico e di clienti negli anni della dolce vita. Successo, che, tuttora, richiama nel ristorante un flusso continuo di turisti da ogni parte del mondo per assaggiare le famose fettuccine allAlfredo al doppio burro da me servite, con limpegno di continuare nel tempo la tradizione familiare dei miei cari maestri, nonno Alfredo, mio padre Armando e mio fratello Alfredo. In particolare le fettuccine sono servite ai clienti con 2 posate doro: una forchetta ed un cucchiaio doro regalati nel 1927 ad Alfredo dai due noti attori americani M. Pickford e D. Fairbanks (in segno di gratitudine per lospitalità).
Desidero precisare che altri ristoranti Alfredo a Roma non appartengono e sono fuori dal mio brand di famiglia.
Vi informo che il Ristorante Il Vero Alfredo è presente nellAlbo dei Negozi Storici di Eccellenza sezione Attività Storiche di Eccellenza del Comune di Roma Capitale.
Grata per la Vostra attenzione ed ospitalità nel Vostro interessante blog, cordiali saluti
Ines Di Lelio

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Removing White Tack Stains on Matte Painted Wallpaper

May 21, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you so very much for your advice. I really appreciate it and will try it x

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Is My Puppy a Full Blooded Pit Bull?

May 20, 20190 found this helpful

He looks full blooded to me. And adorable.

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Cat Hungry All the Time After Having Kittens

May 20, 20190 found this helpful

Your cat needs extra nutrition now. She needs extra protein and extra calories. You can feed her kitten food which has extra calories and extra protein. I would make sure she has all she wants to eat. She needs the extra rations until the kittens are completely weaned. Should she get pregnant again she needs that extra nutrition while she is pregnant and again until the kittens are completely weaned. I always feed a little cooked chicken to my cats because many cat foods are a little short on protein. You will need to get her to the Vet very soon if you dont want another batch of kittens. Your Vet can worm her while she is in for her spay. If you need help with the cost of a spay call your local humane society.

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Dog Keeps Scratching

May 20, 20190 found this helpful

It is common for dogs to develop allergies to foods they have eaten for years. I am not sure if this holds true for drugs like flea prevention. You will need to work with your Vet who will likely recommend an elimination diet. It took awhile but I did this with my dog and got rid of the allergies.

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Cleaning Silverplate Flatware

May 20, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you Lady Ianna. I clean for a living and polishing silver is part of my job! I have to be careful and perfect for my clients. My lady is critical of chemicals. Her pickiness pays off tho. No tarnish here, just wish it were a less tedious process.

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