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October, 2016

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(StatePoint) — With autumn comes crisp falling leaves, fresh brisk air and pumpkin spice aromas. It's time to pre- pare your home to spend more time indoors, deco- rating it with warm, cozy accents to set the tone for the season. Make your home fall- ready with the following cozy ideas. 1. Freshen up with soothing aromas. A little "me time" is good for the soul, and sometimes you need to pamper yourself after a long day. Whether the scent is apple cinnamon, pumpkin pie or maple leaf, lighting a candle with your favorite fall fra- grance creates a warm and welcoming atmos- phere, enhancing your sense of calm. 2. Create a living room sanctuary. Transform your living room into an at-home get- away by displaying sea- sonal throw pillows and blankets, and adorning the space with elements from nature, like a vase filled with leaf stems and crab apple branches. Crank up the cozy factor with homemade hot cider and a crackling fireplace. 3. Refresh interiors with paint. Give rooms a refreshing update, add color and cre- ate contrast in a space with accent walls. Deep colors like navy blue help create a relaxing retreat. Or, take a cue from the changing leaves and opt C O N T E N T S Care of bulbs in the fall can pay beautiful dividends in the spring A number of factors come into play when it comes to which kitchen appliances are most efficient A publication of the Waukesha Freeman and Oconomowoc Enterprise • OCTOBER 2016 Home ideas for a cozy fall From transforming to just warming up See Cozy corner/Page 5 Thistlewood Farms Contest winner KariAnne Wood made over an unused upstairs space into a kid-friendly multipurpose room, relying on her imagination as much as on using the right tools. Fall Home & Garden Fall Home & Garden Special Edition Special Edition

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