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Do-It-Yourself Tricks and Treats for Halloween Party Hosts

Decorating for an All Hallows' Eve monster bash can be frightful ... for hosts. From the invitations and decor to the entertainment and favors, it can be quite an undertaking. But there’s no need to fret. You can haunt your Halloween party with easy do-it-yourself decor and crafts. Read more

Creative Costume Ideas for Kids

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love the outdoor decorations and I enjoy seeing the creative and clever costumes our neighbors dream up for their children -- everything from superheroes and pop divas to cartoon and fairy tale characters, animals and even insects. One thing I’ve noticed is you don’t have to be...
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Halloween Decorations on a Dime

Want to create spooktacular Halloween party on a budget? Follow these low-cost decorating tips to create a howling good party! Creating a frightfully fun scene for a Halloween party doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune. Just use a few (or all) of these tips to create party decorations that won't scare your budget! Read more

Ten Ways to Celebrate Leaf Season

It's Leaf Season! Reds, golds and ambers against a deep blue sky, frosty air filled with the scent of burning wood and ripe apples, migrating birds and animals feasting on this year's abundant harvest - autumn feels like a celebration. Here are ten things you can do to maximize your enjoyment of one of the most dramatic...
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Holiday Memories Rest on Traditions

For most people, holiday seasons bring with them warm memories from years past. Traditions are the stuff those memories are built on, and each family has its own special tradition that comes either from the long ago past or has been built in just one or two generations. Read more

Direct Answers – Not The Bunny Slope

Not The Bunny Slope

In January my application for an internship at a multinational was accepted, and I started as a trainee. The first week went smoothly. The next week everything changed. How? I fell for my manager. He’s single. (more…)...
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Best Ways to Use Fall Leaves in Your Garden

Fall leaves are routinely bagged and left at the curb. This is a tragic waste of a valuable resource because fall leaves provide a good source of organic matter and nutrients. Leaves contain 50 to 80 percent of the nutrients a plant extracts from the soil and air during the season, so if you can, use...
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3 Autumn Tasks to Improve The Soil Condition

Autumn is usually the most beneficial season to start working on the soil. When the gardening season starts to wind down, there are several things that can be done to improve the soil and prepare it for next spring. End-of-season soil improvement often includes adding in organic nutrients, raw organic matter, and well-rotted compost. By...
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