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Calculating How Much Cross Stitch Fabric To Buy
An important part in the preparation stage of any cross stitch project is to calculate how much cross stitch fabric you need to buy. Being able to calculate the eventual size of a cross stitch design means that you will be able to decide how much fabric you need to…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 28, 2014  
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Cope With Labor – Breathe In… Breathe Out…
I am writing this today because this is something I really needed to do when I was in labor. I did not know all about the breathing to cope with labor, it is really simple and powerful. Apparently this is one of the most profound ways to manage your labor.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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Get Pregnant In Natural Way
Many of us ask questions which age is right to get pregnant. Some claim that it is good when a couple is well-educated and has a job because they may earn a living. Others say that the age is not important if two people love each other. However, nowadays women…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 29, 2011  
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Cleaning Cross Stitch
It is important to protect your cross stitch fabric while work is in progress. Always cover your work when you put it down, even for a short time, to ensure it is kept clean and to avoid accidental mishaps. Store it in a bag or a cotton pillowcase. Get into…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 28, 2014  
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Just What is A Diaper Cake?
So you are planning your first baby shower and in doing your research on just what that entails, you have heard about a "diaper cake". Well, you would not believe the looks people give upon hearing "diaper cake". No, it is not for eating! A diaper cake is literally layers…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Baby Showers   Mar 01, 2011  
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Tim Burtons Top 3 Movie Fancy Dress Costumes
Been a huge fan of Tim Burton, his countless movies, his weird crazy excellent poetry book “The Melancholy Death Of Oyster Boy” it is only fitting that costume companies have jumped on to his movie mind madness and produced some outstanding and at times, outrageous looking costumes fit for Halloween…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parties   Feb 19, 2013  
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More Than Moring Sickness – Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Two of the least appreciated symptoms of many pregnancies are nausea and vomiting, aka morning sickness. About seventy percent of pregnant woman suffer from morning sickness, with nausea and vomiting. But for about two percent of these, morning sickness can turn into something horrible, something much worse than your normal…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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Enjoy Your Beautiful Pregnant Body
Although your pregnant changing body may be difficult to adjust to, there are a few nice ways you can enjoy every moment. Especially if you are a new first time mom, your growing blooming tummy can be terrifying and you may feel oversized and ugly. You might also be afraid…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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Ivf Success Tips
If you are considering, or about to undergo IVF, then you are making a large investment on many levels. It is financially very expensive, but that it not the end of it. In emotional terms, it requires a great commitment and of course it can take up months or even…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Mar 17, 2011  
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Pick Up Laundry Service
What comes to mind when you say, "pick up laundry service"? Maybe a truck with a washing machine in the back? A large mechanical arm that picks up your clothes for you? Ok I know that is pretty silly but a lot of people don't realize that such a service…
By:  in  Home and Family   Jun 28, 2011  
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Tips for Brushing Babys Teeth! How to Keep Your Babys Teeth Healthy!
Healthy Teeth make for a great smile! The key to healthy teeth is having a good routine in place for brushing your baby’s new teeth. How do you come up with a good routine? Keep it simple and make it fun! Keeping your baby’s teeth and mouth healthy starts right…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Babies Toddler   Jul 26, 2011  
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Top 5 Funny Couples Halloween Costumes Ideas
When you go out at Halloween or to any fancy dress party over the year as a couple, you seek to get the maximum fun out of your costume choice and some people really go all out to find the funniest and most ridicules costumes they can find. Searching the…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parties   Feb 21, 2013  
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Anemia During Pregnancy? Are You Weak And Tired?
We all know it, you are pregnant. But you are also always tired, looking pale, have no concentrations and you are listless and always irritable. Chances are you probably are anemic. This only means that you probably do not have enough red or oxygen carrying cells in your blood. Generally…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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Dreaded Disease Of Tomato Plants – Verticillium Wilt Disease
Without a doubt, the most dreaded disease of tomato plants is verticillium wilt disease. It is caused by a soil-borne fungus that prevents the plant from taking up water and nutrients. Basically, it clogs the arteries of the plant. The heartbreaking thing about this disease is that it doesn’t usually…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Jun 02, 2011  
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Maternity Wear - Wear it Well
As a first time pregnant mom, I decided to brave the shops to buy my first maternity outfit, what an experience. Let me tell you my story of buying maternity wear. First of all, doing shopping for clothes is not my idea of having a good time. Under normal circumstances…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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Metallic Thread Embroidery
Working with metallic threads can sometimes be a little frustrating as they can have a mind of their own. Below you will find some tips and hints to make the whole process trouble free. Working with Metallic Threads and Blending Filaments Metallic threads (or floss) and blending filaments can be…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Aida Plus
The cross stitch fabric, Aida Plus, is a modern fabric which has many of the useful properties of perforated paper, but none of its weaknesses. You can cut it, trim it and shape it without any unravelling, fraying or splitting and, unlike perforated paper, it is hand washable and will…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 28, 2014  
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25 Ways For Mom To Shake Off The Day
Sometimes life gives you "those" days...You know the ones I'm talking about, right? Nothing is going right. You left your kid home with the babysitter and surprise surprise, they left a natural disaster in your house. There are twelve loads of laundry and a sink full of food encrusted dishes…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Motherhood   May 27, 2011  
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Discipline - What is it Really?
One of the most contested areas of parenting is the subject of how to discipline our children. We can receive advice on this subject from everyone from child psychology "experts" to Great-Aunt Emma (who didn't actually have any children of her own, but still considers herself an expert). Experts and…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   Feb 26, 2011  
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Determinate Tomatoes Vs Indeterminate Tomatoes - What is the Difference?
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between determinate tomato varieties and indeterminate tomato varieties? Knowing the difference between the two types will help you decide what tomato plant would be best to plant in your own garden. I think this is one of the most popular questions I…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Jun 04, 2011  
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What is A Normal Weight Gain During Pregnancy?
What’s really a normal weight gain during pregnancy? There is so much conflicting information out there, and normal weight gain in the United States can be so very different than what is expected in other countries. For example, my doctor told me that I should gain anywhere from 25 –…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Aug 19, 2011  
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Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
What is a Cuttlebug Machine In case you are new to the world of cuttlebugs, the Cuttlebug machine is made by Provo Craft and is used to die-cut shapes, letters, numbers, characters and also to emboss cardstock and die-cuts. It will cut through thin felt, metal, chipboard, papers and more.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Scrapbooking   Jun 13, 2011  
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Round Ligament Pain During Pregnancy
Suddenly there is the stabbing pain; you feel it down the side of your abdomen. It goes right into your groin just as you turn over in your sleep. This also happens when you reach out for something to grasp. You find yourself wondering what this sharp stabbing pain is.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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What You Need to Know About Growing Asters
The Aster is one of the best flowers to grow for late summer and fall blooms. Asters come in blue, purple, red, pink, and white each with a yellow center. The name Aster comes from the ancient Greek word for “star.” There are numerous varieties of Aster, from Dwarfs that…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Feb 01, 2011  
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Omega Goodness for You And Your Baby
Omega fish oils are good for a great many things, your heart, your brain, your mood, to balance your hormones and your baby. As your brain is mostly made up of fats, the consumption of fish and flaxseed oils help your brains health and your mood. This is good for…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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Cross Stitch Tips
These tried and tested tips may help you to avoid mistakes and will make cross stitching easier. Tip 1: Organize your threads before you start any project because this will help you to avoid problems later. Always include the colour number of the thread. Including the thread manufacturer's name is…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Pregnancy And Medical Conditions Part 3 – Asthma
Chronic medical conditions does not have to be a balancing act, there are many ways to deal with asthma and to manage being pregnant together with an asthma condition. You may experience a bit of a balancing act with the special diets, extra exercise, the medications you have to take…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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Cross Stitch Charts
The two types of cross stitch - stamped cross stitch and counted cross stitch - are worked differently. Counted cross stitch uses a design that is worked from a chart while the design is printed on the fabric with stamped cross stitch. The specific skill involved with reading the cross…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Find Immigration Records: How to Find Them and The Reasons Why You Need to
There are several reasons why you might need to find immigration records for yourself or for those that you are considering hiring. We all remember the scandals in the recent past when immigrants were hired by high ranking officials in domestic positions. To protect yourself or to prove you are…
By:  in  Home and Family   Dec 10, 2010  
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3 Stink Bug Pest Control Tips
Many people reporting to have a stink bug infestation claim the numbers to be mind boggling. It seems when these critters get out of control they simply take over an area. This can be devastating if the area happens to be your front porch. While the stink bug is relatively…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Jul 11, 2011  
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