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Elegant Halloween Decor

October 20, 2014

When Halloween rolls around, many people gleefully deck their halls with cobwebs, skulls, and spiders, but somehow I just can’t warm up to the idea of a fake tarantula gracing my front porch. Maybe it’s arachnophobia or maybe just a penchant for a less ghoulish Halloween, but either way, I’m looking to add some elegance to…

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Five Reasons We Love Pumpkins

October 18, 2014

This time of year, pumpkins are everywhere, and it’s not just because they’re in season. It seems we all have a special affection for those pleasant, ribbed, orange gourds. Is it the smell of pie cooking, the nostalgia and tradition, or just the overall joy that pumpkins bring to autumn? Surely the answer includes all…

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Cute Ideas for Pet Halloween Costumes

October 01, 2014

What’s better than being a pet parent at Halloween? You get all the fun of planning your pet’s costume, you and your pet get to spend time together, and you don’t even have to (and shouldn’t!) share the candy. So even though my guinea pigs aren’t interested in doing anything special for Halloween, I know…

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Make it a Party: Pumpkin-Patch Style

October 17, 2013

I fully believe you can make anything into a party. Now that fall is here, why not throw a party around a visit to a pumpkin patch? It’s a casual, easy event to plan and host: Just pick a weekend afternoon and invite a handful of friends or families–keep the guest list small, so it’s…

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Kids’ Costumes 101

October 09, 2013 2

It feels like you barely get the kids back to school, and it’s already time to start gearing up for Halloween. And everyone knows that a fantastic costume is essential to a happy Halloween. So make sure your kids’ costumes this Halloween gold-star worthy–without making yourself crazy– with these strategies. Don’t despair if you’re not…

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