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How to Get Your Home Ready for Halloween

How to Get Your Home Ready for Halloween

Oct 27, 2014

Whether you’re throwing a party or simply passing out candy, Halloween is a great excuse to add some festive flair to your home! 1. Carve a Pumpkin It doesn’t get more traditional than a Jack-O-Lantern! 2. String Some Spiderwebs Get a little spooky with your decorations. They look great on bushes or windows. 3. Get a Ghost… Or Two! To really make your house ready for trick-or-treaters, get some ghosts for your yard! You can find a pair at your local party store, or get crafty with some sheets. 4. Prop up a¬†Cornstalk If spooky isn’t your style, opt for this more understated festive decoration. You can even keep it up until Thanksgiving!   Where do you buy your Halloween decorations? COMMENT...

4 Desk Essentials

4 Desk Essentials

Oct 21, 2014

Forget about the stapler! Here are 4 things you need at your desk for you workday to go by a little more smoothly. 1. Hand Sanitizer A practicality to fight any colds going around the office. Get a bottle in your favorite scent! 2. Mints/Gum No one likes that coworker with coffee breath! It’s always good to keep a pack within arm’s reach. 3. Favorite Photo Over the course of a long workday, it’s nice to look up and find a photo of loved ones, beautiful scenery, or even a poster of your favorite TV show! Think of it as an easy stress reliever. 4. Tissues Ending the list is another practical suggestion. Tissues can be used for more than just blowing your nose. Use them to clean your computer keyboard and screen, wipe smudged glasses, and...

3 Tips for Packing Light

3 Tips for Packing Light

Oct 14, 2014

Packing light is a skill that every traveller should master! Here are a few tips to make your carry-on a little lighter next time you take a trip. 1. Plan your outfits. Resist the urge to pack multiple outfit options. Get out a pad of paper and a pen, and write out what you’re going to wear each day of your trip in the morning, afternoon and night. Pack those and commit! 2. Roll your clothes If you need to bring a couple extra things in case of weather or other circumstances, roll your clothes. It leaves more space in your suitcase, and you’ll avoid unsightly creases! 3. Buy travel sizes… at your destination! Round bottles and tubes full of toothpaste, shampoo and contact solution are space wasters. Chances are, your destination has a drug store or your hotel has a gift shop. If you have the time, save a lot of space and buy that little tube of toothpaste when you get...

5 Staples Everyone Needs in Their Closet

5 Staples Everyone Needs in Their Closet

Oct 7, 2014

Next time you feel overwhelmed by the idea of shopping, go back to the basics! No matter who you are or what your style is, there are a few basics everyone needs in the back of their closet. Black and White T-Shirt Think of all the possibilities a simple t-shirt holds! You can wear it with almost anything. Buy your favorite cut in both black and white, and they will become arguably the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. Statement Scarf You need a scarf in your closet that does more than simply keep you warm. Whether it’s a fun pattern or a pop of color, a scarf that makes a statement can give your look an easy wake-up call! Black Dress/Suit A simple black dress or suit is perfect for any special event. You really can’t go wrong with this classic option! Dress Shoes To go with your simple black dress or suit, you should invest in a pair of dress shoes. You never know when a good pair of black pumps or dress shoes will come in handy! Dark Jeans Dress them up or dress them down. Jeans in a dark wash are extremely flattering and will go with virtually every shirt and top you own. Buy a pair (or two)¬†in your favorite...