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Four Safe and Creative Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

Like most things this year, Halloween is going to feel a bit different. But just because you may not go trick-or-treating this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get in the spooky spirit and have fun dressing up. No matter what your plans are this Halloween, you can still create a quick yet cute DIY costume at the last minute.

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Three Easy Costume Ideas for a Happy Halloween

Halloween is *SO* on. It may look a bit different this year — it may be a bit more distanced this year — but rest assured: It’s STILL. SO. ON. 

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Four Ways To Plan for a Safe and Fun Halloween

Like so many things in 2020, Halloween is going to look and feel different due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidelines that outline traditional trick-or-treating as a high-risk activity. For those who love the opportunity to dress up and be another person — or creature — for the night, this guidance can be upsetting. However, as we’ve adapted for the sake of our health and safety these past 7+ months, we can adapt again for Halloween, while still having a fun and enjoyable themed night. Keep reading for inspiration on how to have a safe, yet fun Halloween this year!

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Make This Halloween Boo-tiful

I’ve noticed that as I get older, the decor in my home gets a bit more boring tasteful — and Halloween is no exception. Gone are the gory Halloween displays that I helped create with my roommates in college. Enter quirky and cute Halloween decor, which can be harder to find.

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Four Ideas to Transform Your Home into a Cozy Fall Hideaway

On the East Coast, the nights have started getting colder, the air becoming crisper as the color of the foliage begins to change and flutter to the ground. It’s clear that Autumn is coming — the passing of Labor Day putting an end to frequent weekend trips to the beach and the wearing of white pants, and I want my home to be prepared as sweater season starts to kick in!

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Three Spooky Ways To Get Your Home Halloween Ready

It’s never too early to start decorating for a new season — especially for one as short as spooky season! It can take some time to get your home looking like the perfect balance of scary and stylish, so it’s no surprise that, for many, decorating has already begun.

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Making Up for Missed Memories

It wasn’t the ending of the summer anyone had planned. So many of our vacation plans, summer concerts, ball games, annual festivals, special events, family gatherings, all were either cancelled, postponed or seriously scaled back. In a lot of ways it still feels like March in my head. Where did summer even go?

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Six Ways to Welcome Fall Into Your Home

The dog days of summer are nearly over — and we can’t wait for all things fall! Maybe it’s just us, but the trees seem prettier, the drinks tastier and the clothes that much cuter. Not to mention two of the very best holidays — Halloween and Thanksgiving — happen to take place during the fall season!

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7 Trends Coming to a Classroom Near You

Wondering what back-to-school trends will make the grade? We’re sharing the Cliffs Notes version of how to help your kids start the school year in style. Here are some of this year’s most popular items and trends — ones that are sure to earn an them A+!

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Goodwill Helps Make Your Home Learning Space Functional and Fun

Back-to-school is going to be a lot different for many students (and teachers!) because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With many local schools opting for an online start to the year, students from kindergarten to grad school will be learning from home. Goodwill can help you create a functional and fun home learning space, including furniture, organization systems and decorations.

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Four Creative Ways to Create A Productive Remote Work/Learning Space

I don’t remember much about elementary school — it feels like a lifetime ago! — but some life advice my fourth-grade teacher gave to the class has stuck with me through the years: Find a spot in your home that is your dedicated work space. Choose anywhere you can focus, but not your bed. When you separate an area to be solely for work — not work and sleep — you’ll be more productive.

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Back-to-School Fabulous!

It’s August, which means it’s time to spiff up for the school year. Although the reality of the pandemic means that this coming school year might look a little bit different for a lot of us. So when we think about our typical back-to-school shopping trip — for whatever it might look like in the fall — the choices you make in your purchases might look a bit different this year, too. 

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