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U.S. Homeowners Judge Their Neighbors For 3 Key Things,

Have you ever had a sneaking suspicion that your neighbors are secretly judging your home? Bad news — they probably are. In a new state-by-state study, home services site Angi found that when it comes to passing judgment, Americans are most likely to side-eye three things: a messy yard, a cluttered house, and a smelly house.

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If you don’t have the greenest grass on the block, don’t worry! Angi found that 46 out of 50 states are more concerned about the overall cleanliness of an outdoor space, as opposed to how nice the lawn is. So roll up your hose, store your garden tools, put away any stray toys or knick knacks, and your curb appeal will rise instantly.

Still, there are a few outliers when it comes to lawn care. If you live in Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, or

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The Luna Quiltalong – Quilt Kits

Welcome to Week 1 of the Luna Quiltalong. This week we will be talking about fabric selection.

This quiltalong is for everyone, but it will include extra information for beginning quilters. Feel free to skip over posts that aren’t helpful to you if you have a few more quilting years under your belt. The whole quilting world can seem pretty overwhelming at first and I want to be as thorough as I can.

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This week we will be talking about the different cuts of fabric you can use to make the quilt, how to pick fabric that will be successful, where to buy fabric, and whether to use prints or solids. Today we will start off by talking about quilt kits.

When I made my first quilt, I was absolutely terrified to buy the fabric. I did so much reading about where and how much to buy that I got

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Evergrande vows to restart all stalled property projects

China Evergrande has pledged to resume construction of all remaining stalled property projects by the end of this month, as the world’s most indebted developer works to pacify a nationwide mortgage boycott.

The developer will resume the construction of 38 remaining projects by the end of September and accelerate 62 restarted projects to “normal level”, according to a company statement released late on Monday that cited its chair, Hui Ka Yan, in a weekly meeting.

Among Evergrande’s 706 pre-sold projects nationwide that need to be completed and delivered to homebuyers, 668 had resumed construction, it said.

“We have to work hard and put our nose to the grindstone to ensure the delivery of projects. Only in this way can we satisfy the homebuyers, resume sales, resume operations, repay all types of debts and get out of the predicament,” Hui said at the meeting.

Evergrande has been at the centre of

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Current Obsessions: Shopkeeper Season – Remodelista

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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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