Prepare Your Home For Winter’s Wrath

Author: Denise Perreault
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Fall is such a beautiful time of year… but far too short and, unfortunately, winter won’t be far behind. While we’re enjoying the crunching of leaves below our feet, now is the time to think ahead to what needs to be done before the snow flies. Preparation is key during this time to make sure that you’ll be comfy and warm throughout the winter. With a little attention to your home now, all you’ll have left to do come wintertime is hunker down and relax! And shovel, but we won’t dwell on that yet.

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Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes You Can DIY With Your Kids

Author: Denise Perreault
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Every year, I struggle to get my boys to decide early what they want to be for Halloween. A firefighter? A ninja? R2-D2? They’d decide on their costumes at the beginning of October, I’d go out and buy everything they needed … and then about a week before the big day, they’d suddenly change their minds and decide that they wanted to be something totally different. This left me with two options: Waste money by not using the costumes I’d already bought (for which I usually couldn’t find the receipt by then), or make them wear them trick-or-treating anyway and deal with their grumpy scowls all night long. After a couple of years of this, though, I came up with a better idea: Why spend money and plan ahead to get costumes they’ll end up not wanting to wear when I could just wait until they were really sure of what they wanted to be and put something together (often for less money) myself? Better yet, some of the best DIY Halloween costume ideas are simple enough that the kids can help, too! Here are a few ideas I’ve come up with for this year’s costumes: Hopefully, they’ll sound like good ideas to the boys in another week or so!

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Experience Autumn In New York!

Author: Denise Perreault

“Autumn in New York: Why does it seem so inviting?” The answers to the question in that old song are pretty obvious to me. I absolutely love fall, from the slight chill in the air to the flavors of cider and doughnuts (and yes, sometimes a pumpkin latte or two). New York City is a great place to live year-round, but this is definitely my favorite season. Here are some fun reasons why “it’s good to live it again.”

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