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It’s time to decorate your home for fall! There are plenty of inexpensive ways to decorate for fall and stretch your dollar. Below are some fun and frugal ways to give your home an autumn awakening. Display Blankets and Throws As the days get colder; it is a perfect time to bring out your blankets and throws. Hang them over the back of chairs so that they are easy to grab when you get chilly. You can even hang pretty wall orange and red quilts on your walls to help welcome in fall’s spectacular color show. Make a Fall Wreath…

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Starting a new semester at school can be stressful for your child. Meeting new kids in all new classes can create anxiety for many. Their curriculum becomes more difficult as their grade level increases too. Putting all these together can make your child feel uneasy about starting the new school year. Fortunately, there are measures you can take as a parent to help transition your child into starting the new school year. Here are some tips that you can follow to ease your child’s anxiety about going back to school this fall. Preparing for Their School Schedule One of the…

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The start of a new school year marks the beginning of a new phase in life. Whether your child is entering school for the first time or moving up to a new grade, it is a brand new beginning. With this new beginning, it is time to get rid of the things you and your children no longer need. Here are a few tips you can use to clear away the clutter and get your child in gear for the back to school school season. Clear Out the Desk Your child needs a quiet, uncluttered place to do homework. Getting…

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Every year, the time comes when summer is officially over and so is swimming season. The temperatures are turning cooler and the swimsuits and goggles have been packed away. It’s time to start thinking about closing your pool for the fall and winter. If you’re going through this process for the very first time, rest assured it isn’t complicated. Follow these steps to successfully close your pool before the winter season. Timing is Key If you close your pool too early, you risk an algae and mold problem that you will have to deal with in the spring. You want…

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A new season is just around the corner and that means your checkbook is going to hurt unless you know a secret — fall is one of the best seasons to save money by buying staples secondhand. As kids are getting ready to head back to school and the holidays loom, overstuffed closets are being cleaned out in your own neighborhood right now. Last year’s clothing and a volley of household goods are being donated to thrift stores by cash-strapped families that then head to the mall to drop big bucks on new stuff. It doesn’t have to be! School…

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It isn’t uncommon for some to want to hold on to summer trends for as long as possible despite how much we love the coziness of fall fashions. These realities are especially true for those who recently made purchases and aren’t sure what to do with those items from just a few short weeks ago. The simple answer is to transition them from summer outfits into practical fall outfits. Match Your Favorites One of the best ways to transition your summer wardrobe into the fall season is finding a balance. For example, pick one of your favorite summer pieces that…

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We have all had this fantasy: we go to the beach, we spend a few hours in the sun, and then we build a sand castle that looks like it was sculpted by the gods. Well, as it turns out, getting sand to adhere to your architectural genius is more difficult than it seems. Before you resign yourself to a wet lump of sand with a stick in the top consider these great tips from the sandcastle professionals. Assemble Your Materials All these can be found at any dollar store in the summertime. Buckets are vital for hauling water to…

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There is now a holiday to enjoy as friends, National Girlfriends Day! There is no better time to celebrate your friendships. Here are a few ways to spend time with your favorite ladies. Plan a Trip Are you looking for a little getaway before summer ends? This is now the perfect time to get out of town with your friends. Spending some time away is a good way to relax and share a few laughs. If you can’t find the time for a whole weekend away, consider a mini staycation. There are plenty of museums, art galleries, and stores to…

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It’s hot outside, but you still have to go to work. What can you do to make yourself more comfortable in the office when the warm weather hits? Here are some tips and tricks to keep you cool as a cucumber when everyone around you is suffering in the summer heat. Wear Light-Colored Clothing During the hot weather, wear clothing that is light in color. Think white, beige, light yellow, cream, or peach. Light colors reflect light rather than absorb it. Keep cool this summer by wearing whites and pastels. Buy Fabrics in Natural, Light Fabrics Synthetic materials don’t allow…

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During summer, beach accidents are prompt to happen. Ensure you stay secure at the beach with the safety tips below. Safety Signals and Signs Before you enter the beach, check, read, and understand all the signals and signs. Remember, different beaches use different colors and the mixture in flag colors can quickly lead you to danger. Ensure to pull the right strings and seek relevant guides for the sake of your safety. Be Sober Alcohol affects your sense of judgment and dehydrates your body. When you’re intoxicated, it increases the chances of drowning and falling victim to heat-related sickness increases.…

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