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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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Kids Easter Costumes-the Top 3 Stunning Costumes Available
What are the top 3 Easter costumes for a child been purchased online and what makes them so cute? Wonderful Easter is just a couple of weeks away and for many families it is a time for relaxing and gathering with a whole long weekend of spending some valuable time…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parties   Apr 07, 2011  
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Breastfeeding Through Pregnancy And Beyonde
I can still remember many of the older generation taking about breastfeeding and pregnancy at the same time. I remember them saying that it was taboo, it is bad for mother and developing baby. What a load of old wives tales this all is. I am absolutely passionate about breastfeeding,…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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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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Beat the Winter Bugs Without Drugs While You Are Pregnant
The winter wonderland can be a wonderful and an awful time. You can survive this time by staying clear of medications. Here are a few tips on how to beat the winder bugs. Normally the flu is not fun, and when you are pregnant this is the worst thing that…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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Another Wacky Wonderful Part Of Pregnancy – The Leaking
You are sitting doing something, maybe at work or at friends and then you feel something wet on your shirt. Ooops, there you see it, two wet patches where you were still dry a few minutes ago. Could be very embarrassing. You are probably thinking that this cannot be normal?…
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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Waking Up Your Kids Has Never Been so Easy
Waking up your kids- it has never been so easy Getting up in the morning is not fun! I think that 99% of you will agree with this fact. Not only that it is not fun for us, I am sure that is the same regarding to our children. Basically…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   May 25, 2011  
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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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Precious Premature Babies Part 2
Your precious premature baby is a blessing in many ways. He is special and a miracle too. There are many things to expect and to realize when you see your tiny little treasure for the first time. Some may come as a shock, it could be overwhelming but the fact…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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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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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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Container Gardening Vegetables
Container gardening vegetables is an excellent choice for the home gardener who doesn't have large single area to grow in. Just about any vegetable will grow well in a pot. You can use any kind of container as long as it is the right size for the plant inside it.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   May 08, 2011  
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Omega Goodness for You During Pregnancyo
Aside from all the benefits to your baby, the increase of Omega 3 and Omega 6 intake during pregnancy is also beneficial to you. During the third trimester of pregnancy, you transfer all of the fatty acids needed by your baby for optimum development of his brain and nervous system.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
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When Can I Get Pregnant?
“When can I get pregnant?” If you are a woman, you may have asked yourself this same question thousands of times. The truth is, most women are born with a natural desire to have babies. It may not become apparent until you meet your mate, possibly get married, have sex,…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Feb 14, 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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Duct Tape Projects Have Evolved
Duct tape has long been used for everyday mending and repairing of common household items and other items. These repairs range from taping boxes closed and sealing packages to fixing automobile and boat seats and everything in between. Nearly every home has a partially used roll of this wonderful gray…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   May 16, 2011  
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Saint Patricks Day Costumes- Cool Alternative Options
Saint Patrick's Day is just creeping around the corner and as I write this article in Ireland, I can feel the buzz around this town already gearing up. Saint Paddies day is an exciting time in Ireland, and of-course in other places around the world as celebrations explode all over…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Holidays   Mar 08, 2011  
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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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Top 5 Unusual Halloween Costumes For Kids
When it comes to choosing a costume for a child or the child choosing for themselves for Halloween or any fancy dress party we are really spoiled for choice with the amount of amazing sometimes crazy costumes we can buy in our shops or online. With so much to choose…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parties   Feb 21, 2013  
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Foods to Help You Conceive Naturally - the B6 Connection
If you are planning to start a family, then patience is a virtue! It's so easy to assume that once contraception is stopped, then a pregnancy will happen quickly. We spend a lot of our adult lives trying to avoid pregnancy and are naturally incredulous when it doesn't happen right…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Mar 16, 2011  
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How to Grow Cucumbers Indoors
Cucumbers are one of those vegetables that just scream fresh, and you can't get any fresher than growing them yourself. Coincidentally, cucumbers are easy to grow indoors. Cucumbers are also beautiful plants when cared for properly. If you don't know how to grow cucumbers indoors look no further. I am…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   May 09, 2011  
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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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Top 5 Unusual Sexy Halloween And Fancy Dress Costumes For Adults
There are so many Sexy costumes to choose from that at times it seems you can see the exact same costume everywhere. So for this reason I have sellected some different and unusual sexy themed costumes to give you a different and more exciting range to choose from. Continuing on…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parties   Feb 21, 2013  
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Three Easy Workout Routines for Pregnant Women
Many women enjoy being pregnant and love the way it makes them feel. However some women can feel the exact opposite. I know I was part of the latter group because I was always so exhausted, stressed out about my excessive weight gain and acne problems, and also my changing…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Aug 19, 2011  
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Top 5 Unusual Halloween Costumes For Adults
When it comes to choosing a Halloween or fancy dress costume most of the time we all think about the same themes and the usual costumes whether it will be a ghost, soldier, cowboy and so on so it is great when you can come along with a unique and…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parties   Feb 21, 2013  
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Never Organize Your Home Guide
As I look around my house I wonder how much of it needs to be organized or is it ok just the way it is. You may ask yourself that very same question, since you basically know where everything is why be bothered with all the extra work of some…
By:  in  Home and Family   Mar 11, 2011  
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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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Cross Stitch Thread
There is a large range of cross stitch threads available today. Choosing the right colour and type of thread can greatly enhance any cross stitch design. Cross stitch thread or floss is made up of six strands altogether. Anchor and DMC are two of the most commonly available, popular and…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Camping Successfully With Your Toddler
To take the toddler camping, or not. That is the question. Some of you may be telling yourselves, "Ah, I can do it! I'm a super parent!" That may be true. But for those of us that aren't (including me), here's a few tips that may help you out on…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Babies Toddler   May 30, 2011  
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