Monthly Archives: October 2011

Festive And Functional Ways To Warm Up Your Home For Fall

As the winter chill starts to seep in, you want to keep your home from becoming inhospitable. With just a few simple decorative fixes, you can keep the heat in, the cold out, and get your home a little more homey for the holiday season. Continue reading

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Tuck In For A Long Winter’s Nap: Bedding To Give Your Room That Fall Feeling

When I start to feel the autumn chill in the air, I reach for my favorite set of flannel sheets. But upgrading to a warmer material isn’t the only thing you can do to prep your bedroom for the holiday season. A new bedspread and pillow set in some warm, harvest colors can really set the mood for your long winter’s nap. Continue reading

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Spice Up Your Holiday Party With Pumpkin Infused Vodka Cocktails

‘Tis the season for pumpkin-flavored everything – so why not cocktails? This simple and easy recipe for pumpkin spice infused vodka will wow your guests straight or in any number of holiday dessert liqueurs. Continue reading

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Make Your Halloween Party A Scream… In Less Time Than You Think!

Looking to throw a last minute Halloween party? Whether you’re the type for a quiet night in or a party that even the cops might be tempted to join, it’s easy to add a little scare to your home and make your evening really spooktacular. Continue reading

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Great Decorations To Haunt Your House Just In Time For Halloween

Even if Halloween has caught you by surprise, it doesn’t mean it’s too late to decorate. If you’ve got an afternoon, it’s easy to put a little creep in your crypt, and with the right decorations your home will be downright haunted – and just in time for the trick or treaters. Continue reading

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Make Your Mattress Last: How To Keep Your Bed Clean, Comfy, And Bug Free

With all the scare tactics encouraging you to buy new mattresses more often, it can be hard to separate fact from gross-out factor. Here’s everything you need to know about keeping your bed safe, clean, and comfortable in the long term. Continue reading

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Make Your Appliances Work Better, Longer – Simple Maintenance Tips To Increase The Lifespan Of Your Appliances

Some of the biggest expenses your home will incur always come back to major appliances. But how well you care for those big machines makes a big difference in their life span. If you take a little extra time to care for and maintain your appliances, you can greatly extend their useful life, energy efficiency, and even help improve their performance. Continue reading

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Seven Easy, Eco-Friendly Changes That Can Save You Serious Money

Going green and saving money go hand in hand – there are tons of quick, easy changes you can make around your home that will be gentle on your wallet as well as mother earth. Even if you aren’t looking to play Captain Planet, these easy swaps can save you some serious cash. Continue reading

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No Pumpkin? No Problem! How To Get Off Gourd Free And Decorate With Longer Lasting (Faux) Jack-O-Lanterns

Sometimes a good old pumpkin isn’t enough. Whether you’re an apartment dweller without a place to put a jack-o-lantern or just in need of more Halloween decorations, there are lots of faux-pumpkins out there that look great and can shed a little light on your porch or party in place of (or in addition to!) the real thing. Continue reading

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How To Carve The Perfect Pumpkin And Keep It Looking Great Straight Through Halloween

When October rolls around, it’s time to hit the pumpkin patch, pick your pumpkin, clean it, prep it, and carve it. This year, whether you use a pumpkin kit, a magic marker, or freehand it, make sure you do it right to make your work of art last all the way to All Saints. Continue reading

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