November 13, 2015

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launcher and piece of wadded up paper

Toy Missile LauncherThis project is unbelievably cheap and simple. Children love this toy and older children can make it themselves. It is especially good because there is no glue and no sewing involved.

 

squeeze bottle of DE

Squeeze Bottle for D.E. ApplicationI found a cheap and easy way for spreading food grade diatomaceous earth. A squeeze bottle makes it easy to dust under leaves and hard to reach places to kill bugs.

 

Glueing Droopy Car Headliner

Glueing Droopy Car HeadlinerThis is not the first car that I've owned that's thin ceiling material started to droop down, but I finally created a way to fix it!

 

Reusing Creamer Bottles with New Lids

Reusing Creamer Bottles with New LidsToday's tip is that sometimes, you can still use something even though the lid is missing. I find these creamer bottles without the tops and replace them with juice container lids. Still useful, clear and ready to fill with all sorts of things.

 

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Ammonia for Easy Handwash DishesWhen you start to wash dishes by hand, fill the sink only halfway up and squirt dish detergent in the sink. Then pour a couple of ounces of ammonia into the sink. Sounds crazy, right? But you will find you have the richest, soapiest abundance of soapsuds you have ever had!

 

Vintage Cardigan Guard (Sweater Chain)

Vintage Cardigan Guard (Sweater Chain)I am big into retro style. I love to wear cardigans. I love accessories. Put them together? Cardigan guards! They're the little chains that keep your cardigans from blowing open and they are so cute. Here is how you can make your own with stuff you might have in your drawers-- demonstrated is two ways!

 

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Silicone Turkey Lifter for Removing PansI have an 18 quart roaster which I use because I don't have a functioning oven. I generally use a 9x13 Pyrex dish when making lasagna and other casseroles and cakes but it's almost impossible to get out without tilting it or burning my hands.

 

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Removing Mothball Smell from WasherHow do I remove mothball smell from the washer?

 

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14th Birthday IdeasI have my 14th birthday in 2 days and I have absolutely no idea what to do! I have no idea what activities to do that my friends. I only have 4 friends coming over for a sleepover, but yeah idk what activities to do! Any ideas?

 

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Re-hydrating Water Based Art PaintCould anyone tell me how to soften water based paint in artist tubes please?

 

plant with pink stems and light green leaves

What Is This House Plant?I received a plant and I am unsure of what it is. It has dark pink stems and the veins through the leaves are pink. The leaves are mostly light green with hints of the dark pink. Some of the leaves have dark pink on them, but it doesn't look like a polka dot plant. Maybe a corelus? Thank you

 

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Buying Craft Glass BlocksI am looking for 5x5" glass blocks. Where can I find them?

 

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Looking for Discontinued Village WallpaperI am looking for Village Wallcoverings pattern #589810.

 

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Getting Rid of CockroachesI thought I had seen a roach, but it looked like it didn't have feelers on it. If I have roaches would I be seeing babies or eggs? I haven't seen any babies or eggs. A friend is staying with me and he was cooking and saw 3 bugs; he killed 2. This was in the day time.

 

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Getting Rid of Odor Under Mobile HomeI live in double-wide mobile home in Central Texas, we had 16" or more rain. We always have rats, mice, etc. that also get under the house, so I keep poison under there. An odor is coming thru the floor vents which is a combination of dead varmints, but also is more stagnant smelling.

 

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Bread Machine Paddle Not TurningMy wife borrowed our daughter's Oster 5838 bread machine. She went to use it tonight and now the beater paddle won't turn. Is there a bearing or 2 in the pan that can be replaced? I see a snap ring on the bottom of the pan, so it looks like it can be taken apart. Are the bearings available?

 

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Finding a Vet that Takes PaymentsFor about 2 weeks my cat has one eye that is red and looks bad. I live in Hawley Pennsylvania and am trying to find a reasonable vet that would take payments. I do not have a credit card. Her eye is just getting worse.

 

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Removing Sharpie from HairI have a problem. I was bored and got blue Sharpie in my hair and I can't get it out. My mom will freak out when she sees my blue hair and if I don't get it out by tonight or in the morning I will be going to school with blue hair and I will be known as Sharpie girl.

 

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Name for Construction and Interior Design CompanyI'm going to start a small residential construction company. I am also an interior designer. I would love to come up with a name that combines both, so people know what I do. I would love something creative, but not too craft booth sounding, for example, The Pallet Shed or Painted Farm Girl.

 

orchid looking plant

What Is This Plant?Is this plant harmful in my home? We found it and I like it. It needs tlc, I just don't know how to care for it or what it even is. Someone told me they thought it was poisonous?

 

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