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World Kindness Day takes place on November 13th. Even though it is important to be nice to people every day, there are many ways that you can go above and beyond to be kind to someone on World Kindness Day. Say Hello to Someone Many of us get so caught up in our daily lives that we barely participate in small talk. Saying hello to someone can instantly brighten up their day and make them look up from their phone. Free Hugs Most people enjoy hugs. In fact, in the emo scene, many people would wear shirts to shows that…

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Fall is a great time for you and your family to enjoy your time outdoors. Days are sunny, clear and the colors of the vegetation are vivid. During the fall, you don’t need to take expensive trips in order to have fun. The following fall activities are enjoyable for the entire family. Attend a Fall Festival In all parts of America, autumn is marked with festivals. Some of the activities at fall festivals include face painting, pony rides, craft vendors, food and raffles. Fall festivals enable you to sample the best aspects of the locality and embrace the season. Sip…

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Did you carve a Jack-o’-lantern in the spirit of Halloween? Not everyone is comfortable throwing out their pumpkin immediately after-it seems like a waste of all that hard work and fun. For the industrious bunch, you’ll be happy to know there are a variety of ways to reuse your Halloween pumpkin and take advantage of all that orange goodness. Here are some ways to reuse your Halloween pumpkin from gardening to food to the most creative little projects. Snack on the Seeds So you’ve managed to hang on to your pumpkin seeds while carving. Roast the pumpkin seeds; they are…

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Halloween is over; you are the proud owner of bags and bags candy. You don’t want your kids to binge eat all of their candy over the next few days, but you don’t want to throw it out. Why not repurpose it into a tasty dessert? Here are some great suggestions for desserts made from your trick-or-treat candies. A Chocolate Fondue If your sweet bounty includes large and small chocolate bars, you are in luck. Melt these down in the top of a double boiler, a small slow cooker or a fondue pot. Cut up fresh fruits such as apples,…

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Did Halloween sneak up on your again? You thought you would get around to picking up a costume, then all of a sudden Halloween has arrived and the only costumes left at the store are the wrong size or not what you want. Not to worry, a cute, clever costume could be hiding in your closet. Here are some great last minute Halloween costumes you can throw together last minute right from your closet. 1. Rosie the Riveter Throw on your favorite denim button down. Pull up your hair and tie a red bandana around your head, with the knot…

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There is a lot to like about autumn. Once the leaves start to fall it also means readily available supplies to make some stunning crafts. Depending on the types of trees that surround you, the leaves will vary in size and shape, often within one area. Gather some of the brightest and best and you’re on your way to making some stunning decor. Leaf Wall Hanger Combine dozens of leaves and create one large sized leaf wall hanging in the same shape of the leaves you are using by gluing the assortment together. Choose your favorite style and completely lay…

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Are you ready to embrace fall and make your home coordinate with the coming season? Check out some of the fun decorating ideas for autumn that will transform your home. Use Pedestals If you love baking and sharing baked goods with others, you probably have a few cake stands tucked away in your cabinet. Autumn is the perfect time to get those stands out and create a display that visitors will love. White stands and pedestals are great because white puts the focus on your decorations, but you might want to go with black stands when creating a Halloween display.…

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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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