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Halloween is a holiday that’s all about having some fun and enjoying tricks and treats. If you’re planning to host a sleepover, you might feel overwhelmed and intimidated about putting it all together, but it’s surprisingly easy to do. You can customize everything including treats, décor and entertainment. Before you start sending out invitations and planning spine-chilling surprises, check out some of the following tips for hosting a spooky sleepover. Guess How Many Candies are in the Jar Candy corn is usually the standard candy for the Halloween party game, guess how many candies are in the jar. Switch up…

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Exhilarating crisp winds and the sweet smell of freshly fallen leaves have come again. Before it gets too cold out, it’s important to service your wood burning stoves and fireplaces, which means it’s time to attend to your fuel needs. Firewood is an excellent home-heating choice for anyone who’s ready to be energy independent from big utility companies or those who simply live too far away from a municipality to receive services. If wood is the primary heat source for your home, you don’t always have the luxury of turning to an energy company for help, that’s why storing your…

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With the temperamental weather out of the picture, the consistent glare of the hot sun makes summer the best season to do those home improvement projects you’ve been setting aside. Doing these upgrades and renovations are not ideal during the other seasons because the snow, sleet, and rain impede most, if not all, construction work. Home upgrades are best left for the hot months when work can flow smoothly with no interruptions. These home improvements can range from small repairs like patching your roof to large scale renovation projects that include overhauling your entire kitchen. All of these need time,…

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While most families like to enjoy the summer months outdoors, the season brings with it more than just sunshine and warm temperatures. It’s also the season in which powerful storms can cause a lot of damage. You can help protect your family in the summer by following some of these simple summer storm tips. Stay Away From Lightning While dark clouds may mean a storm is coming, you likely don’t think much about it until the rain starts to fall. However, lightning doesn’t need rain in order to occur. While it may be rare for lightning to strike someone, it…

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With the hot summer weather about to hit, there’s no better time to clean up your house and get it organized. Even if you don’t think you have a lot of things lying around, you might be surprised by the amount of clutter that builds up over time. By pulling everything out of each room, you’ll be able to get rid of what you don’t need so it’s no longer taking over your home. Your Closets It’s easy to put off storing your winter clothes until it’s time to use them again, especially if they’re stored in the back where…

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Whether your child or friend is graduating college, high school, or elementary school, parties and gifts are an expected tradition. While some may opt to simply procure a card and some money for the graduate, gifts are usually preferred. This guide will offer a few ideas for the perfect graduation gift. Flash Drive No matter what age the graduate is, they’re going to need a flash drive. With so much of work and school performed online, a sure way to ensure that their work is never lost–even in the event that their computer or laptop breaks–is with a flash drive.…

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By Lauren Jablonski A garage sale will put money in your wallet while getting rid of items you no longer need or want. Before you rush to put up signs, here are some tips to help you have a profitable sale. Gather & Label Items Scour your entire home/house for items you no longer need or want. Place like items in the same box, so when you unpack the day of your yard sale you will be organized and prepared to set up. Create Signs The best way to get people to know about your sale is to hang up…

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A beautiful and healthy lawn demands thoughtful preparation every spring. To achieve a perfect green lawn, you have to invest some time and care. Follow the tips below and have the best looking lawn on the block. Lawn Equipment Spring is the perfect time to examine your lawn equipment to ensure it is in prime condition. Carefully check your hose to be sure it is free from leaks. You should also make sure it is not too weatherworn to be serviceable and has a length adequate for your space. See if your sprinklers function properly and give sufficient coverage to…

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When the weather begins to get warmer, people are anxious to go outside. Get your home ready for summer by completing some outdoor tasks. Make sure these items are on your spring outdoor “to-do” list. Clean Gutters During the fall and winter months, leaves and twigs collect in the gutters. If the gutter is clogged, it can overflow and cause problems for your home. Incidentally, it’s also a good time to check the drainage around your home. April showers bring May flowers; make sure the gutter and drainpipes are clear. Clean Around the AC Take a look at your air…

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Now that the holiday season is fast approaching, you probably want to trim the tree and start decorating the house. Thanks to the thrifty nature of second-hand items, you can decorate and get ready for Christmas without breaking the bank. Here are some easy ways to save at your local thrift shop. Christmas Trees Have you went shopping for an artificial Christmas tree yet? A quality tree costs a couple hundred dollars at least. If you want a bigger and better tree, it will set you back about $400-$500. However, you can get a tree at a thrift store for…

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