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What No One Ever Told Me about Pintrest

What no one ever told me on Pinterest

First of all, I love Pinterest, it's amazing. Pinterest has so many different ideas for me on a daily basis, from outfits to dinners. However, sometimes Pinterest makes things look a lot easier than they actually are. Learn from my naive mistakes. Here are some of the hard truths that no one wants to talk about.

Chalkboard art...
You can't use regular dry chalk on your cute chalkboard. Regular chalk will wipe away even with a slight breeze, and won't show up brightly. You will spend time going over and over your chalk lines to make them brighter, and not even realize that your new marks begin to erase your previous marks. You will need liquid chalk markers! Liquid chalk will make it cleaner and brighter. You can find liquid chalk markers at your local craft store.

Mason Jars.... are expensive.
If I could put 3,000 mason jars around my house I would! I think they are so beautiful and Pinterest has so many fun crafts you can do with them. However, the going rate per pack is, at least, $14 in stores. So if you think they would make a great wedding favor, be sure to check the prices before you fall in love with a cute mason jar craft idea. Also, it looks easy to tie bows around them and fill them with chocolate powders. It's not, it takes a lot of time. So be ready to invest yourself

Sharpie Mugs.....
You can't use your regular Sharpies for your ceramic mug art. So don't go and grab whatever you find from your desk. You need a special oil-based paint Sharpie marker. Otherwise, your cute baked design will be gone in 1-2 washes in the sink or dishwasher. You can find oil-based paint Sharpies at your local craft store.

Exact ingredients in recipes..
Don't just say "Brown sugar" that doesn't help anyone. In a recipe, we need all measurements to be clear and labeled. A miscalculated measurement could change the entire flavor or chemistry of a dessert. So be sure to read through the recipe entirely before beginning, and use your best judgment to either solve the problem yourself or find a new recipe.

So my friends go now and make all of your Pinterest dreams come true. However don't be like me, know that all things that look easy usually aren't. In the end, the most important thing is to have fun while making your DIY pin-craft. Because really isn't that what it's all about?

3 Easy Steps to Replacing Your Pressure Washer pump

How to Replace Your Homelite Pressure Washer Pump
1. Remove the Bolts: Locate the bolts that hold the engine and pressure washer pump together at the base of the engine. There should be (3) bolts. Remove those bolts.
2. Transfer The Thermal Release Valve:
Remove the Thermal Release valve from the old pump with a wrench. Before re-installing make sure you wrap the threads with some kind of thread tape or sealant.
3. Mount the New Pump: Place the pump on the engine shaft. Rotate the pump until you get the keyway to line up with the key on the engine shaft. Install all (3) bolts and tighten.
Installing a new pressure pump is easy to do and can save you some money if you repair this yourself. Alot of times these manufactures do not offer repair parts and in this case installing a new pump is cheaper than repairing the old one. To replace your Homelite Pressure Washer Pump Click here to purchase a new one. A Quick repair will have you up and cleaning in no time!

ProParts Direct Releases Responsive Website

We are excited to offer our customers a new and more convenient way to search and order parts online! Our website, has been designed and developed from the ground up featuring a new look, larger parts selection, and mobile friendly design. Searching for and ordering parts from a phone or tablet is easier than ever with responsive design. was designed with the commercial landscaper in mind. We built in a feature that gives commercial landscapers access to discounted pricing. Once a customer signs up for the program, reduced pricing automatically displays when they log into their account. 

An all new Bar & Chain Look-up tool means finding replacement parts for your chain saw is even easier! Simply select your chainsaw and we will provide replacement part options. Type the part into the quick order and you are done!

Customers that receive the ProParts Direct Catalog can quickly place orders using the Quick Order tool. Simply type in the part number from the catalog, enter the quantity and add to cart.

Another exciting feature on the website is integrating content from our YouTube page. Product demonstrations and helpful how-to videos will be continually updated to give our customers the best shopping experience!

So take a moment and visit the all new ProParts! For a limited time, we are offering Free Shipping on some orders so don’t wait! 

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