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Style at Home: Add a touch of fall to your home with bittersweet

Bittersweet reminds me of my childhood. In the fall, my friends' families harvested strands of the woody vine, which grew naturally in the woods around our hometown. Their moms snipped bits from the vines, which were covered in dazzling orange berries, and used them to create beautiful fall displays throughout their homes.

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Professional cleaning services under $250

With all of life's hassles, cleanup may be the last thing you want to deal with. And hiring a professional cleaning service may sound like a luxury you can't afford. But it may cost less than you think. And when it leaves you more time to spend with your family, the benefits of hiring a professional may outweigh the costs.

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Design Recipes: Let there be light

Lighting often plays a critical role in enhancing spaces and molding moods, whether the environment is one for relaxation, sleep or work. From decorative to ambient and task lighting, many homeowners may ask: Does my home have enough light? A general rule of thumb is to try to use as much natural light as you can, whether it means adding windows or doors to a room, or making solid surfaces more transparent.

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Ask Angie’s List: How should I prepare my house for fall?

Even if the heat still beats down outside, September has arrived. This means temperatures and tree leaves will fall before you know it. Start planning your fall maintenance tasks now. You'll save time and effort by doing them ahead of schedule. You also might get a better rate and scheduling if you call in professionals before their busy season really gets underway.

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On Gardening: Mountain Mints are champions for landscape, herb garden or backyard habitat

A couple of weeks ago I was walking a trail and had one of those OMG moments as I spotted a plant 20 feet away and could tell it was a champion of pollinators. At the risk of being a plant geek, I will tell you it was amazing to watch the bees, swallowtails, and hairstreaks all on a frenzy to get to the flowers. When this happens you simply have to take notice as this is not an everyday occurrence in the garden.

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Gwyneth Paltrow is ready to move into your living room – here’s why you might not say no

I came home from work recently to find that Gwyneth Paltrow had let herself in. She looked relaxed: Her long blond hair fell in loose waves, and her soft-looking khaki green jumpsuit was cropped to reveal that she had kicked off her shoes. I like people who make themselves at home. Still, it was a little disconcerting to see her there, grinning at me from the front of my (typically human-free) CB2 catalog, which arrived sometime in the first few days of September. I shouldn't have been surprised – though she's no longer working as an actress, Paltrow remains more ubiquitous than in her movie star days.

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Style at Home: A happily ever after living room

The story of Leslie and Dan's house could have ended so differently. This charming family home could have been reduced to a pile of rubble, wiped out to make room for a sparkling new house. But after sitting vacant for nine long years, the house has been lovingly brought back to life, room by room, by this visionary pair. Today, I can't want to show you around the living room, which perfectly reflects all the energy and enthusiasm of their family of six.

How to secure your home for about $100 in less than an hour

The Roseville Police Department shows how residents can add home security for either under $100, or under $400 with a camera, and in about an hour.