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Take it Easy this Season: Fun, Festive and Inexpensive Ways to Enjoy Fall

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Fall is a much-beloved season — and for good reason! After a long hot summer, there is finally a cool nip in the air, inspiring cozy nights spent by the fire and soft sweaters reintroduced into your wardrobe. And everywhere you turn, you’ll spot others diving headfirst into the season, hyping up fall fashion and reminding you that pumpkin spice everything is back on the menu.

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The Future of Decorating Is Here, and It Changes Everything

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Sonia’s Bright, Modern Loft in Spain

(Image credit: Alicia Macias)

It used to be that if you wanted to create something custom for your home, you had to trek to a brick-and-mortar fabric store, sit down at your sewing machine, and a couple of hours later, you’d have a pillow. Flash forward to 2016: You can now order a king-size duvet cover with your cat’s face on it and have it delivered to your door with just a click of your mouse. Oh, what a time to be alive!

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The Mega List of Labor Day Sales

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(Image credit: Tara Bellucci)

It’s Labor Day weekend, and in between grilling and chilling, there are lots of ways to save some cash. As a new season (and new merch) arrives, retailers are marking down everything from outdoor goods to mattresses to summer fashion. Here’s our list of the biggest and best sales happening during Labor Day 2016.

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Inexpensive Flooring Choices That Actually Look Really Really Good

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(Image credit: Woonblog)

If you’ve ever embarked upon (or even have just priced out) a remodel, you’ll realize that flooring is one of those things that seems like not much of a big deal but can actually add up to a whole, whole lot of money. So today we’re taking a look at inexpensive flooring choices: ones that initially may not seem particularly glamorous, but might actually wind up looking really great — and saving you a lot of money in the process.

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It’s Christmas in July!

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Every year I’m shocked at how early holiday decorations come out at stores. Here I am walking around in my flip flops looking for a new tray to serve drinks outdoors or by the pool and the aisles are already filled with bows and tinsel and greenery and giant stuffed snowmen!

But according to HGTV’s design team, it’s never too early to start planning a new look for the holidays. Shop early and you’ll be sure to find enough yardage of the ribbon you want. Wait until November or December and you’ll likely be out of luck trying to fluff up the wreath that’s been stuck in storage for years.

Here’s a great link to new Christmas tree ideas which may help inspire a new tree or a whole new theme for your holiday home: http://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/design-101/15-christmas-tree-decorating-ideas-pictures

For 30 more fresh and festive ideas, visit: http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/holidays/our-most-festive-holiday-decor-ideas/ad?slide=20.

And before you toss these ideas aside, take a close look at the calendar. How many weekends are left before your big holiday event? That’s a shock too, isn’t it? Time to hit those holiday aisles!