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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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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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Now that the coffee shops have announced the return of all things pumpkin spice, football is back on television and the kids are heading back to school, it’s time to stop denying the fact that summer is over. Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent a little bit excited to send the kids back to school or one who dreads the day your kids go back, you still want to enjoy the last days of summer. It’s these days your family makes the sweetest memories, has the best time, and it’s the final hours of a great season. It might be time…

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The fall season is almost here and it’s almost time to hit the college campus. Graduating high school was a fantastic achievement, but your next goal is maneuvering through the great walls of higher education. Living in a dorm room is one of the milestones of any college student’s life. This living space is a unique one so you’ll want to prepare for it by packing the car with all the items that you’ll need. Follow this doom room essential checklist; it will help make your transition much easier. Clean the Room First Before you even step outside to the…

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It’s that time of year again, back to school. Time to start thinking about what types of outfits will wow your friends on the first day of school. Explore these back-to-school fashion tips before heading into the classroom this fall. Casual Sneakers Canvas or high-top sneakers go perfectly with shorts and pants. Your collared shirt may be formal, but your jean shorts and sneakers will balance out the look. Try wearing sneakers with your skirts and dresses. The dress will show your teacher that you are serious about school, but the sneakers say functionality and comfort are your top priorities.…

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