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Simple DIY holiday gifts to make

Try this easy gift idea. 

By Maddie Galassi

December 11, 2014

This holiday season, providing family and friends with gifts doesn’t need to mean breaking the bank. With mason jars and other easily accessible items, these DIY gifts are both thoughtful and simple. Hot chocolate mix Put the following items in a mason jar: • 1 cup powdered milk • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powde...

Fall DIY: Spice up more than your lattes

Gourd candleholders and glitter pumpkins (pictured here) are two relatively inexpensive fall-themed crafts that can add some seasonal flair to your home decor. 

By Fran Welch

October 7, 2014

When the leaves begin to fall, the outside temperature drops 20 degrees in a night, and stores fill with pumpkins and Halloween costumes, there’s no question that fall has arrived. But aside from all the madness of costume shopping and scavenger hunts, one of the best parts of fall is being able t...

Room decor makes room unique to you

August 14, 2014

Move-in Day is your first opportunity to make your dorm room your new home. In addition to bringing the essentials — clothes, pillow, laundry supplies, alarm clock — you should bring things that make your room uniquely you. During the last few weeks before Move-in Day, you may wish to discuss with yo...