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How to Paint Your Pumpkin – 11 Ideas + Tips

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Carving pumpkins is well, kind of a mess. Cutting them up takes effort and elbow grease, you’ve got to scoop out the insides and then, after all that work, they start rotting.

We’ve got a better alternative: paint your pumpkins! It’s a fun and safe activity for kids and a great creative outlet for adults. So if you can’t get enough of everything pumpkin right now, gather up your paints and brushes, throw on an old t-shirt or smock and join us for a Pumpkin Painting Party!

How to paint your pumpkin – tips and pics

 

 

 

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Your Smile is Your Gateway to Health: Surprisingly Safe Ways to Save on Orthodontic Care

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Do you know how to save on orthodontic care? Via Shutterstock.

Healthy teeth are not just a matter of improving your appearance. These days there is an equal emphasis on the health benefits of having properly aligned teeth and being able to enjoy biting, chewing and speaking with the ease that this important asset brings you.

Braces used to be something that children primarily had, but with new technology and a greater understanding of the numerous benefits associated with great healthy teeth, many adults are also turning to orthodontic specialists such as ManhattanOrtho.com in order to fix their smile and enjoy all the advantages that are associated with good teeth and gums.

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11 Celebrity Halloween Costumes for 2014

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With just three weeks until Halloween, are you feeling the crunch to pick a great costume? Even if you’re not Martha Stewart, there’s still plenty of time to pull together something creative and timely.

Most of these celebrity Halloween costumes combine pieces you may already have in your own closet with things you could borrow or find at a local thrift store.

Here are 11 celebrity Halloween costumes for 2014:

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Should Parents Give More Money to Children Who Struggle?

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Are you playing favorites with your children? Via Shutterstock.

When I was growing up my parents paid close attention to how much they spent on each of their children. Every Christmas, birthday, and holiday, my mom was careful to spend not a penny more on one of us.

That all changed this past year. My dad has begun to help one child a lot more than others. It seems like he favors one child over another and I don’t agree with it.

Is it okay for parents to play financial favorites?

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How I Got 71% Off A Bluetooth Speaker System

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My Logitech UE Boom Bluetooth speaker – that I got for 71% off!!!

I recently saved 71% off an awesome Logitech UE Boom bluetooth speaker. I was going to splurge for a similar Bose bluetooth speaker, but a NYTimes article convinced me the Logitech speaker was worth a look. I want good sound, I don’t care as much about brand. How does it sound? My husband has “dreamed his whole life” about owning a Bose. And he loves our Logitech UE Boom.

Here’s exactly how I saved 71% off a bluetooth speaker

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6 Pumpkin Recipes for Treats That Save Big

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I’m shocked at this fall’s prices for some of my favorite pumpkin treats – did you know Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte starts at $4.15 for a small? At Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf a small pumpkin latte runs $4.65 – $5.25 (the higher price is if you want soy). I’ll admit, there was a time when I’d stop for a latte every day. Sometimes twice a day. But those days (and the salary that supported this habit) are long gone. Sadly, my pumpkin cravings are not.

Here are 6 pumpkin treats you can make at home – and save big.

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Halloween Costume Contest 2014: What Should BB Dress Up As?

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It’s that time again when YOU get to tell me what I should dress up as for Halloween. The contest rules are simple. Tell me what my Halloween costume should be by leaving a comment and the most frugal and unique costume wins!

I’ll create the Halloween costume you suggest AND post pictures. It can be scary, sexy, sweet, silly, punny, political, timely, whatever – I’m game!

So, what should I be for Halloween?

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Easy and Frugal Halloween Costumes for Babies

9 Easy and Frugal Halloween Costumes for Babies

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Pump it up this Halloween with an easy costume for your little one. /via Homemade by Jill

Babies and Halloween go together like Trick and Treat. So much sweet adorableness, you barely need the candy to go with it. Whether you take your munchkin out around the neighborhood, to a party, or just dress them up for pictures, it’s a rite of passage you’ll remember fondly for years to come.

Remember to dress your baby appropriately for the weather, and of course you probably want to keep all the candy they get for yourself… you know, for their own good!

Here are 9 easy and frugal Halloween costumes for babies:

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10 Secrets to Save Money on Gas

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Are you spending too much money on gas? Via Shutterstock.

Fall is a great time of year for road trips, especially when you live in Rhode Island. Whether my friends and I are headed to Vermont for some skiing and pumpkin festivals or driving to Florida to get some much needed sun, we’re racking up the miles and our gas bills. While we carpool, the gas bill can still be hefty so I’ve been looking for ways to save on gas.

10 Tips to Save on Gas

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