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Halloween is the perfect time to get creative with costumes. Year after year, people search for the best costume or even make their own. But have you ever dressed up the four legged members of the family? Pet costumes are a great way for the entire family to get into the spooky spirit. Pre-made pet costumes can be pricey and trying to find the right size for your pet can be a shopping nightmare. Making a Halloween costume for your pet allows you to find the perfect representation while saving money and time trying to finding a costume that fits.…

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Tailgating season is the best time of year for sports lovers. If you are like many people, you immediately begin thinking about tailgating parties when football season arrives; it’s one of the best ways to enjoy a game with friends and family. However, improper planning can ruin the party, even if your team wins. Follow these tips to ensure your party doesn’t go foul. Tailgating Policies & Parking Lot Guidelines Before you start planning menus and buying beverages, find out the tailgating policies and all the pertinent facts. If you are planning to grill, see if open flames are permissible.…

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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. Time your closing well 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…

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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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How many times have you gone to a Halloween store and found the coolest costume, only to walk away disappointed because it simply cost too much? Believe it or not, there is a way to have the costumes that you want at a price that you can afford. Here are a few ways to save money on Halloween costumes. Buy Used Costumes There are people in this world that are willing to pay lots of money for name brand costumes that you’d find in a Halloween store or costume shop. If those people are willing to purchase an expensive costume…

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October evokes images of ghosts, goblins, trick-or-treaters and of course pumpkins. Pumpkins can be carved, displayed and eaten. But how do you know which pumpkin is good for what? Here are some rules on how to select the perfect pumpkin this fall. Choosing a Pumpkin Pick a pumpkin fresh from the farm. Be sure to take gloves and clippers with you (also take a wagon to cart it to the car). If you are going to buy a pumpkin from a supermarket, avoid ones bruised from shipping. Pick a Firm Pumpkin Look for the firmest pumpkins that you can find.…

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Autumn is one of the most crucial times for developing a healthy green lawn that lasts all year round. There are things you can do to ensure your lawn still looks good by winter’s end. Aerate Your Lawn A green lawn is a great hangout spot where children play and pets roll around. After, you may notice the ground might feel hard. That’s because the soil is being compacted, pressed down, by the general activity. Compacted soil is less breathable and water retainable, this makes it difficult for roots to absorb the water and nutrients they need, giving them little…

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It’s September, that means; fall fashion is here. The most exciting part of cooler temperatures is finally being able to put on the one article of clothing that can literally tie an outfit together, boots. Boots are dominating the runways this year. Here are some of the hottest boot trends emerging or reemerging this fall. The Sock Boot The sock boot is hitting the runways this year; this trend is backed by various designers and worn by several notable celebrities. This style provides a seamless fit, close to that of a high sock and ends in the toe and heel…

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Wintertime is approaching, it’s time to pack away your summer wardrobe and bring out the sweaters, scarves and other warm things. Take time this year to carefully pack away your seasonal clothing. Come next summer, you will be so glad that you took the time now to protect and store your summer wardrobe. Sort and Decide If you are like me, you probably have a lot of things in your closet that you haven’t worn in months. Pull everything out of your closet, bureau and dresser drawers. Sort through all your clothing and decide what you will keep, what you…

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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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