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Cabin fever isn’t just a cute euphemism for what it feels like to be cooped up indoors during yet another rerun of winter’s hit classic, the polar vortex. According to VeryWellMind, it is also a bona fide health condition in its own right, with its own set of symptoms and coping skills. While cabin fever is most likely to occur during the winter, and especially during lengthy nor’easters or snowstorms, it can actually occur at any time of year and for a multitude of reasons ranging from illness to overtime. For these and other reasons, be sure to keep these…

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Winter is one of the most romantic seasons. It’s the perfect time to spend time with your significant other. Make it extra special by going on some epic date nights. There are plenty of fun things to do that don’t need to break the bank. Here are some fun winter date night ideas. Ice Skating This is the time of year where local parks open up small, frozen lakes for ice skating for the public. You can put on the winter coat, hats, and gloves and get to the local pond. They should be renting ice skates there. You don’t…

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The holidays are a time of giving, and you may find that you are giving more than you can afford. While you want to let your friends and family know that you love and appreciate them, you don’t have to dig deep in your wallet to achieve that goal. There are some ways to keep your holiday spending on budget. Determine Your Holiday Costs The first thing you need to do is figure out all of your holiday costs. Many people think that gifts are the only expense they have this time of year, but there are other expenses as…

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The Halloween pumpkin is a permanent fixture for celebrating one of the most charming holidays of the year. Whether selected for use in the tradition of carving jack-o’-lanterns or just as a decorative fall lantern, the Halloween pumpkin is a great way to embrace the season to the fullest. However, there is often missed opportunity when celebrators fail to recognize the joys of recycling or reusing their Halloween pumpkins. The following tips on how to reuse a Halloween pumpkin can help you make the most out of the season long after October 31st. 1. Host a Pumpkin Feast Eating a…

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Whether you celebrate the autumnal equinox, the fall harvest, or Halloween, the noble pumpkin is usually in your decorations somewhere. Rather than just drop a pumpkin on the ground next to your front porch, why not get a little more creative this year? Let out your crafty, artsy, creative side and go wild. Here are some fun pumpkin decorating ideas to get you ramped up and ready for this fall season! The Painted Pumpkin There are two ways to go about this. Either you paint a scene or face on a real pumpkin, or you paint a scene or face…

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The cooler winds of autumn are on their way. Now’s the time to get your yard ready for the colder weather ahead. Here’s a yard cleanup checklist for getting and keeping you yard ready for fall. Clean Out Plant Beds Pests love to hide in weeds and leaves caught up in flower beds. Start pulling weeds and raking leaves out of the bed. It will make the beds look better and make pests go find somewhere else to hide. Clear and Till the Vegetable Garden If you have a vegetable garden, fall is the time to get it ready for…

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Here are some of the best ways to take advantage of the autumn equinox. Pumpkin Spice Coffee Begin your morning by waking up early enough to have a cup of hot pumpkin spice coffee that you make at home or grab on your way to work. Don’t forget to have a pumpkin spice flavored doughnut with your tasty coffee, and savor the breakfast while enjoying the colorful leaves on the trees. Go for a Hike or Walk Dress in a light jacket (if needed) to enjoy the cool breezes of autumn while hiking in the woods or walking at a…

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Do you want the beauty of your flower beds to last well into the fall? The trick is to plant flowers that bloom late in the growing season and enjoy cooler weather. Here are some colorful additions to your flowerbed that display their most exceptional beauty in the autumn. Chrysanthemums Chrysanthemums, or ‘mums’ for short, come in gorgeous fall colors such as red, pink, peach, orange and yellow. Not only are mums colorful, but they also come in a wide variety of sizes, from tiny, two-inch mini-mums to huge plants that grow up to several feet across. Planting and caring…

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If you have ever experienced the frustration of removing your outdoor furniture from storage and finding it rusting or covered in mold and mildew, you know how disappointing this can be. Fortunately, you can make sure that this does not happen next season by following a few simple steps to protect your furniture through the winter months. 1. Give it a Good Cleaning This first step is, perhaps, one of the most important steps in getting your outdoor furniture ready for winter storage. Storing furniture with dirt, debris, or food stuck in the crevices can lead to the development of…

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Something magical happens when fall rolls around; a simple, rustic beauty comes from nature. People put out their festive decorations welcoming the harvest as tradition has done for millennia. Comfort foods warm you from the inside out. The kitchen is no longer sweltering from the summer heat and the oven chases the chills from the home. Pumpkin is just one staple scent and flavor of fall. You can satisfy your taste for seasonal pumpkin treats with this wide variety of shareable dessert ideas. Down East Maine Pumpkin Bread Spicy and moist, this delectable quick bread is quick and easy to…

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