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Ready, set, guests: 3 paint projects for fall entertaining

Despite the hectic chaos that comes with the back-to-school season and adapting our family schedules, I find fall to be the perfect time to tackle my home to-do list, explains Cyndy Aldred, the do-it-yourself paint blogger behind The Creativity Exchange. Its perfect because fall is our favorite time of year for entertaining!With kids in school and summer travels winding down, fall can be the perfect time to complete quick projects to get your home ready for fall social gatherings. Whether... read more
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O Mythmas Tree! Debunking the Myths Behind the Real vs. Artificial Tree Debate

Here comes Santa Claus … and a sleigh full of confusion about Christmas trees. Better to buy real or better to buy artificial? Popular myths are that real trees are bad for the environment, artificial trees make more financial sense and real trees are just a hassle, but read on for some facts that will set the record...
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Inspirational tips for autumn outdoor entertaining

The days are shorter, the temperatures are cooler and kids are back in school. You've said goodbye to summer socials, but that doesn't mean it's time to put away your apron and stow the patio furniture. Autumn is one of the best times of the year for outdoor entertaining, and with a few smart tips you'll fall in...
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Practical meets pretty: Fresh herbs at your fingertips, even in autumn

The end of summer doesnt have to mean the end of your gardening enjoyment, even if you dont have the time or climate for a full plot of food plants. Herbs are perfect fall crops; they are prolific growers, can satisfy your desire for fresh, garden-grown greens and are one of the easiest ways to elevate your recipes...
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Repair or replace? What to do with a worn-out cooling system

Sooner or later, every homeowner will face the same tough decision: Can you repair that malfunctioning system or appliance one more time, or is it finally time to replace it? Summer temperatures can heat up the repair-or-replace debate for homeowners living with an older cooling system.To arrive at an answer, you must weigh numerous factors, including which option...
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