June 27, 2010

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Check Unused Campsites for Fire WoodOnce we arrive and get our assigned campsite, my husband begins to unload and the kids and I go to nearby deserted (checked out) campsites and look for leftover firewood.

 

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Repainting Old FurnitureIf you are like me and tend to tire of your possessions easily, it pays to go to thrift shops and garage sales for shopping. I pay $5 for a beat up old coffee table or chair, sand it down and paint it.

 

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Buying Leather CPR CleanerWhat is leather CPR? I submitted a question about how to get jean dye out of white leather (purse) and someone said leather CPR. What is that?

 

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Reassembling the Tension Adjustment Mechanism on Kenmore Sewing MachineI have Kenmore sewing machine model 1217. As I was cleaning the entire machine, taking pieces apart and putting back together, I ran into some trouble on the tension parts. I unscrewed the front screw too much and most of the pieces popped off.

 

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What Product to Use Over Oil Based Wood Stain?I have stripped an old staircase and banister to bare wood, then applied Minwax (oil based stain) wood finish. The hardware store recommended using Varathane Diamond (water-based) finish over this. It has dried for 36 hours. What do you recommend from here?

 

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Starting a Rose Bush from a CuttingI took a piece of wild rose bush that I would like to have root so I can plant it. How would I go about doing this?

 

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Oven Racks Roughen By Cleaning CycleThe last time I used the self-cleaning controls on my oven, I forgot to remove the oven racks. Now the surface of the racks is not as smooth and it's difficult to slide the racks in and out. Is there anything I can do to restore the surface?

 

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Homemade Oxiclean Portable Stain RemoverWhat is the recipe for homemade Oxiclean portable stain remover in that little purse size squirt bottle?

 

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Making Canned Frosting Taste More HomemadeWhat can I add to canned frosting to make it taste more like homemade?

 

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Picking Rose HipsI have taken some of the wild rose bush round balls off the bush and someone told me if I let them dry out I can use these to plant a rose bush in my back yard. Is this true and if so how would I go about doing this?

 

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Clothing Dye Transferred to Faux Leather PurseI was wearing a red blouse and carrying a white purse in the hot sun. Some of the dye somehow transferred onto the purse, and I can't get it out. The purse is not real leather, but still a pretty good fake. Please help! Thanks.

 

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Reviews of the Rio Neck TonerI would like to see user reviews of the Rio Neck Toner. Has any one tried this product? Thank you.

 

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Freezing Green PeppersCan you freeze green peppers once you have cleaned and sliced them? If so, how long can you keep them?

 

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Homemade Laundry Detergent Using Liquid Dish SoapI think I recently saw a recipe (I thought that it was on ThriftyFun, not sure though) for homemade laundry detergent using liquid dishwashing soap. Does anyone have it? Thank you.

 

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Homemade Cleaner for DishwasherI live in NZ. We don't have Wal-Mart, Lemi-Shine, or Jet Dry Dishwasher cleaner. What would I use in NZ? I've used white vinegar as a rinse aid, but the glasses and other dishes still have white film on them.

 

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Free Windows 7 TutorialIs there a free tutorial website for Windows 7?

 

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Tiny Flying Non Biting Black InsectsI had a cat and although he's been missing for some time it appears we have some type of flea infestation. However from what I'm reading I'm not sure what these insects are. They have wings, can fly and are black in colour. They look like fleas, but don't bite either.

 

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Getting Rid of Ants in House NaturallyHow to get rid small house ants without chemicals?

 

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Cleaning Resin ChairsHow do you clean resin chairs?

 

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Late Night Light Dinner IdeasI just started a job that with hours such that I do not get home until after 9:00 PM. Does anyone have any ideas of what to make for dinner? I don't relish the idea of preparing a big meal at 10:00 PM.

 

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Sunburned Leaves on Avocado Tree I grew a plant from an avocado pit and it's done really well. It is 2 feet tall with about 15 leaves. However, I recently went through a move and it was accidentally left outside in the AZ Sun (it has been an indoor plant) for a couple of days.

 

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Making a Memory Quilt Including Dance Recital CostumesHow can I incorporate little girl's dance recital costumes into a memory quilt?

 

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Repairing a Cigarette Burn on a Plastic SinkHow do I fix a cigarette burn on a mobile home plastic sink?

 

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Natural Rabbit RepellentHow do I naturally repel rabbits in a garden?

 

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Pointers for Getting and Staying OrganizedI can't seem to stay organized. Can you please give me some pointers on how to get organized and stay that way?

 

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Removing Caulking Around Front Door Window GlassOn my front door there are three small glass panes with putty around it on the outside. It has been baked on for years in the hot sun. How do I remove it without breaking the glass?

 

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Kitchen Sink Color Advice I have black appliances and am replacing my sink in the island which includes a black cook top. What kind of (color) sink and faucet should I choose. I have medium oak cabinets along the walls, with green cabinets in the island. The countertop will be a black/brown/green granite.

 

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Reviews of the Rio 60 Second Face Lift I would like to see user reviews of the Rio 60 Second Face Lift. Has anyone used this product? Thanks!

 

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MTD Mower Will Not Hold a ChargeI have a MTD Pro 15.5 hp riding lawnmower that will not stay charged. The battery is new and once charged the mower will run until shut off and will then need to be re-charged. Any suggestions/comments?

 

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