April 25, 2010

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My Frugal Life: Staying Out Of DebtWe started living a frugal life because we have 7 children, and I wanted to stay home with them. We did not want to be saddled with debt. I planted a garden, raised chickens, and beef.

 

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Repairing Elastic Smocking on a DressI'm wondering if anyone has any stylish ideas for fixing the loosened elastic smocking on a smocked-top summer dress? I am hoping for some solution that doesn't require replacing all the elastic and redoing the smocking.

 

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Improving the Flavor of Canned Bean and Ham SoupI love the Campbell Chunky soups. One of my favorites is the Hearty Bean and Ham, but it seems to be missing something. I am not one who likes really spicy foods, but would appreciate advice from you food-savvy people on what spice I can add...

 

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Making an Indoor Water FeatureWould anyone have any ideas on how to make an indoor water feature? I live in a flat and I miss the one I had in my garden. I wonder if this is possible? Many thanks.

 

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Urine Odor on Microfiber CouchI need help and I have tried everything (so I think). My husband fell asleep on our couch and had an accident. It's not suede, but it feels like it and I can't get rid of the smell of urine to save my life. Is there something I am missing that I haven't tried?

 

My Cat Is Always HungryI have a male cat that is only 2 years. He is always hungry for food. He gets fed well, but when no one is looking, he steals food. He jumps all over the kitchen looking for food, breaks whatever is in the kitchen and knocks everything on the floor.

 

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Name and Slogan for Cleaning BusinessI am a college student starting a residential and commercial cleaning service. I need help coming up with a business name and slogan. I had thought about something along the lines of "Southern Clean" (something about) the south's reputation for homemaking.

 

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Cleaning Hardwood Floors Without Leaving StreaksWhat household cleaners would clean hardwood floor without leaving a haze or film behind?

 

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Growing Beets in Containers I moved to a small flat last November. I have started to try and grow herbs in containers. I was given some beetroot seeds. Would I be able to grow these in containers, too? Many thanks.

 

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Repairing a Scratch in Linoleum FloorI have a very expensive linoleum floor in our kitchen which has a scratch across it for about 3 feet. It looks like something cut it when dragged across it. We can't remember anything that did the scratching, but it is discolored.

 

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Printable Letter Patterns for AppliqueI am looking for large letters of the alphabet to print out for appliques.

 

What Breed is My Dog?What kind of dog is this? It has a black roof in it's mouth and spots on it's tongue. It is 2 years old.

 

Husky sitting on carpet.

What Breed is My Dog?This approximately 9 month old was a stray. I fell in love immediately. Is he a Siberian Husky? Do you think he is full blooded? When he stands his tail curls up also. I would love to know. Thank you.

 

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Repairing a Couch with Cigarette BurnsHow can I repair a cigarette burn in a couch?

 

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Free Crochet Patterns for Miniature Dollhouse AccessoriesI am looking for free patterns to crochet miniature dollhouse accessories. I can't afford to buy the patterns and there aren't very many online. Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

 

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Best Method for Disposing of Receipts Should you shred or throw away receipts to places such as the grocery store, gas station, etc.?

 

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Buying Small Craft Tiles I am trying to locate somewhere that I can buy small tiles. I am planning to have our children make trivets with them in Vacation Bible School this summer. I have one my son made over 30 years ago that I still use. Back then you could buy them in bulk in bags.

 

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Painting Plastic Outdoor Flower PotsCan I use regular exterior paint to paint my plastic flower pots and planters outside? I tried the spray paint for plastic pots, and it looks disgusting. Not happy at all with it.

 

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Instructions for Binding a QuiltI need instructions on putting a finished edging on a quilt.

 

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DIY Garlic KeeperI would like to make my own garlic keeper. Does anyone have suggestions?

 

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Garage Door Not Opening ProperlyMy Genie garage door opener will not reverse direction with the push of the wall button. The button is good and the switches are good. The sequencer board is good.

 

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Cleaning Up Antifreeze SpillHow do you remove RV antifreeze from linoleum floor and an RV sink?

 

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