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How To Paint Your Pumpkins

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It’s basically just like dipping candy or caramel apples. Step 1 Wipe off any soil or dirt from your pumpkin with a wet paper towel. Then dry. Step 2 Shake paint can very well to remix the leftover paint. Step 3 Pour paint into a bowl or bucket. Step 4 Line your work surface with… Read more »

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How to Make (and Keep) Your Kitchen Gluten-Free

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If you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease or have an intolerance to gluten, you know how overwhelming the process of going gluten-free can be. Not only do we worry about ingredients and cross-contamination when other people are cooking for us, but we also worry about getting accidentally glutened in our own homes. Here’s my step-by-step… Read more »

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The Linen Closet Cleanout

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So are we ready to tackle that linen closet? Step 1 Empty out the entire closet. Step 2 Use a warm, soapy cloth to wipe down the shelves from top to bottom. Also, don’t forget to wipe the baseboard if there is one in the closet. Step 3 Vacuum the carpet, or sweep the floor… Read more »

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Where Are My Keys?

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Step 1: Locate your key ring. (Possibly easier said than done.) Step 2: Remove any keys from your key ring that you don’t know what they open. Step 3: Place these unfamiliar keys in either an envelope or sandwich bag, labeled, “Keys to Something,” and save them, just incase one day you realize what they’re… Read more »

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Purge the Pages – Catalogues and Magazines

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Are you an avid magazine reader? Do you subscribe to a ton of magazines? Are you on every catalogue mailing list there is? Guess what? That’s not the problem. The problem is that you still have those issues from last year and the year before that, and maybe as far back as 2009. You know… Read more »

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Create Your Own Wrapping Closet

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Have you ever seen those impeccably decorated homes we see in Town and Country magazine, or Architectural Digest? Even in People magazine, we can now check out the digs of different celebrity homes each week. How cool is that? I’m always intrigued by the number of mansions that contain a “wrapping room.” Yes, this would be a room solely for wrapping… Read more »

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Spice Cabinet Remix

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You all know Rachel Ray, right? Well, not actually know her, but know who she is. Anyway, on her show, 30 Minute Meals, she confessed that every November she automatically buys a bottle of poultry seasoning when she shops for her Thanksgiving supplies, and one year she realized that she had accumulated 7 unopened bottles… Read more »

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The Coat Closet Cleanout

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I know, you can’t even think of putting on a coat when it’s so warm outside, so why would you begin to sort through your coat closet? Because I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be this warm in December, so you might as well tackle it now. Plus, the added bonus is that you… Read more »

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Medicine Cabinet Makeover

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This makeover shouldn’t take you long at all. You’ll be done in less than 30 minutes and you’ll feel great when you’re finished. Added bonus: if you’re having out-of-town guests at your home, your medicine cabinets will look awesome. You do know that guests will snoop, don’t you? Here we go… Step 1: Empty everything… Read more »

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