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Ring In Spooky Season With This ‘Hocus Pocus’-Themed YAHTZEE

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Fall is finally here, meaning it’s officially time for a little bit (or a lot) of “Hocus Pocus.” This spooky season is extra exciting, because after almost 30 years, the Sanderson Sisters — played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy — are returning for the long-awaited sequel, “Hocus Pocus 2.”

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Naturally, Disney is marking the occasion with plenty of “Hocus Pocus” merch bound to put a spell on your wallet — and in one case, put a new spin on upcoming game nights.

YAHTZEE has teamed up with Disney to release a collectible “Hocus Pocus” Yahtzee game inspired by the beloved Halloween film. And it all comes in an

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The Luna Quiltalong – Supplies You Need to Make a Quilt

When it comes to quilting supplies, I am a bit of a minimalist but there are a few things that will make the process of making a quilt much more enjoyable. If you are a new quilter, don’t feel like you need to be every product that is shown to you — you don’t need much to get started. 

I am going to give you a list of items that I would consider to be essentials, and then a list of things that are optional but that I find to be helpful. For some items, I will give you an inexpensive option and an option that is a little more of an investment. 

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UK stamp duty cut unlikely to help first-time homebuyers,

A stamp duty cut announced by the UK government on Friday risks pushing up house prices and will do little to help first-time buyers on to the property ladder, according to housing experts.

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng laid out plans to cut the property transaction tax as part of his growth-focused fiscal package on Friday. The move is designed to give a leg up to first-time buyers and support an increasingly fragile housing market.

The cut, which could save some buyers more than £10,000, would “support growth, increase confidence and help families aspiring to own their own home”, said Kwarteng.

Effective immediately, buyers in England and Northern Ireland will pay no stamp duty on the first £250,000 of a property’s value — double the previous £125,000 threshold — and first-time buyers will pay no tax on the first £425,000, up from £300,000.

First-time buyers in London and the south-east could potentially

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Beautiful and Useful: A Creative Couple’s ‘Beautility’ Room

Having recently taken a tour of Seb and Brogan Cox’s handsome, handmade kitchen in the coastal town of Margate, we were naturally keen to see how they’ve transformed the adjoining utility room, which Brogan has cannily rebranded the “beautility room.”

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Above: The light-filled room is sparsely furnished with a bench from Seb’s Underwood collection, made from hand-coppiced Kentish hazel and ash.

“Looking back at the images, I’m reminded of how much structural work we actually did in that small space,” says Brogan. Seb opened up what was a “sad, pokey little window”, creating a floor-to-ceiling aperture that overlooks the garden. While removing the render on the outside of the house, he also uncovered the original arched brickwork of the second window above the bench, which prompted the decision to reinstate the original proportions here, too. A new skylight ensures this transitional space is flooded with natural light.

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Above: The green
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Amazon Air Fryer Magnetic Cheat Sheet Review 2022

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I used to think air fryers were over-hyped. Admittedly, I’d never tried one, but I couldn’t understand justifying taking up precious counter space with a device that essentially does what my oven can do. However, I got the opportunity to test out the new Cosori Lite last month and I was almost instantly proven wrong. Since then, I’ve used my air fryer for nearly every quick lunch or dinner, appreciating how fast it heats up and makes food crispy. The only downside? I’m constantly Googling cook times for veggies and meats because this handy appliance cooks food faster than ovens. So, the times and temperatures I’m used to are all varied now, which means I don’t want to overcook

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The Weekender: Family Room Tweaks, The Prettiest (and

family room view with wool rug, velvet sofa and 'work hard and be nice to people' framed print | via Yellow Brick Home
sofa | wool rug | ottoman | pendant light | planter | sconce

Small Tweaks, Big Impact

As we’ve lived with the play and family rooms for well over a year now, small things have continued to bug me. Several months ago, I moved Lucy’s play kitchen to a different wall, swapped in an arched mirror and even tried out a new rug under the sofa. It was cute, but it wasn’t quite right. I would stand in the bathroom doorway brushing my teeth, looking over these rooms with a thoughtful eye, rearranging things in my mind again and again, but not doing much more than simply thinking about it. Until last week!

Every rug I tried under the family room sofa felt too chaotic next to the play area, and then I landed on The One! This is from the Chris Loves Julia x Loloi newest rug collection, in

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Should I buy a home on my own before we get married?

My fiancé and I have been toying with the idea of buying a home for a while. He has a flat that he owns and rents out as he is in the armed forces, so is away a lot. I was going to purchase somewhere on my own but his parents have gifted us some money as a wedding present which we would like to add to the budget I have.

As a first-time buyer, I would like to benefit from the stamp duty reduction. Similarly, since his parents are gifting the money, what are his rights towards the property ownership in the event of divorce or my death? Could I add his name to the deeds but keep the mortgage in my name?

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Helen Marsh, a partner at Forsters

Helen Marsh, a partner at law firm Forsters, says this is a complex question. There are two main issues

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Chef Frederik Bille Brahe and Model-Designer Caroline Brasch

This bright kitchen belongs to two leaders of the style pack in Denmark: Frederik Bille Brahe is the chef-owner of Atelier September and Apollo Bar and Kantine, all of which we’ve spotlighted. Caroline Brasch Nielsen (who also goes by Bille Brahe) is one of the world’s leading fashion models and has her own clothing line, Caro Editions. Their wedding was chronicled in American Vogue—Helena Christensen was a bridesmaid—and the couple now have two young kids.

They live with an easy flair, as evidenced by every inch of their quarters on the top floor of a 17th-century house in the heart of Copenhagen. Come have a look at their center of action.

Photography courtesy of Reform.

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Above: The couple describe the kitchen as “Donald Judd meets Ellsworth Kelly—living in a
centuries-old house made us hunger for something contemporary and efficient.” The cabinets are composed of Ikea components fronted with vibrant
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This Helpful Thermometer Will Keep You and Your Kitchen Safe

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You know that old thermometer you’ve got? Yes, I’m talking about the one that’s been taped to the wall, useless for the last decade. Are you looking away in embarrassment? Don’t! We’ve all been there. The truth is, with all the wild heat waves and unpredictable weather, no one would blame you if you wanted to know just how ridiculously warm it is inside your home — even if that no-longer-functioning thermometer isn’t doing the trick. After all, the temperature inside your space doesn’t just dictate how sweaty you will be when cooking and cleaning, it can have a whole slew of unexpected outcomes.

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So, because the uncertain weather patterns don’t seem to be going away in the

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