August 28, 2005

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'70s Themed HomecomingI'm a student council member at my school and we have chosen the '70s as a theme for our homecoming. I am in charge of finding ideas for things for us to do while at the dinner, entertainment and so on for all of us (who will be dressed formally).

 

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Perspiration Odor On Work ShirtsI am curioius how to get the perspiration smell out of my husband's cotton T-shirts. He works outside and they are soaked from perspiration and I can't get smell out. I tried baking soda, but it didn't helpl. Any ideas or advice?

 

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Water Marks on Cotton SkirtI have recently purchased a green 100% cotton skirt. The skirt is gorgeous however it has only been worn once, as I have washed it and when it came out the wash and dried, I found white water marks all over it. Please can some tell me how I might be able to get them out as I am desperate to wear it again.

 

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Advice for a Pink RoomI am a 16 and girl and I will be moving into a room upstairs. I don't know what colours to paint it and color to carpet it. It's a medium sized room and looks north so it doesn't get much light although, it's not too dark. I really like the color pink but I don't no weather to go for a hot pink or pastel pink.

 

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Growing Grass Over Oil SpotsDoes anyone know how to get grass to grow over oil spots? The people who lived in our house before must have parked their car on the grass and their car dripped oil. There are 3 areas, each about 16 inches. I've tried covering with potting soil and reseeding. Grass grows, but dies within the month.

 

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Conversion HelpA recipe I have calls for 100g/4oz of flour and 50g/2oz of butter.. How much flour and butter is that?

 

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Removing Supports From Fruit TreesI planted 3 fruit trees this past spring and I want to know when would be the right time to remove the supports that came with the trees. My trees look healthy, but have not grown a leaf since I planted. Are the supports keeping the trees from growing?

 

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Curtain Color For Burgundy CarpetI have a burgundy carpet and light cream walls. I just don't know what colour curtains to buy that will go with the room. Your suggestions are greatly appreciated.

 

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Andover Wallcoverings Pattern #DES-34-90103I am looking for at least 4 double rolls of an Andover Wallcoverings (It's actually by Brewster Wallcoverings) wallpaper pattern. I believe the pattern was probably discontinued a few years ago. The pattern number was DES-34-90103. Can you help?

 

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Garage Smells Like GarbageAfter a party one of the garbage bags leaked and now the garage smells like old garbage! Help!

 

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Yellow Marks On LinoleumI have marks on my linoleum flooring caused by those felt circles that are supposed to prevent furniture from scuffing the floor. They now appear to have caused permanent yellow lines on my linoleum flooring.

 

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Uses for Floppy Disk CasesI have a lot of old plastic floppy disk cases that snap close. They are the plastic ones that are 5.5 inches that you can sit on a shelf or stack. I need some ideas for what to do with them.

 

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Applique ResidueCan anyone tell me how to remove the sticky stuff that is left behind when an applique is removed?

 

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How to Use ShallotsI recently read that shallots have the most antioxidants of all members of the onion family. Can these be diced and sauteed like regular onions? Put in casseroles? How quickly do they burn?

 

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Pear SauceI'm looking for a recipe for pear sauce, made like apple sauce.

 

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