6 States of Emotion Every Couple Goes Through When Buying Their First Home

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You’ve been watching House Hunters and House Hunters International (a girl can dream), Property Virgin, Property Brothers … come clean -- you know HGTV shows have been playing non-stop when you’re home. And watching all those real estate programs makes you completely prepared for the reality of buying your own first home, right? Not!... read more

8 Creepy-Chic Halloween Decor Accents for Your Home

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Halloween decor doesn’t have to mean horrifying in the style department (um, fake spider webs?). We found eight products that are so graveyard-chic, they won’t even make design legend, Elsie de Wolfe, turn in her grave.

SHOP NOW: 1. Claw napkin rings, $17 for set of 2, ZaraHome.com; 2. Tumbler,...

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You've Got to Read These 15 Pieces of Newlywed Advice from Married Couples

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In Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, Amy Elliott writes, "Everyone told us and told us, marriage is hard work." And after exploring marriage advice for newlyweds from married couples on the Whisper app (the app that lets you post anonymous secrets for all to see), we can see that Amy got a pretty popular opinion. Read... read more

Should You Share a Credit Card with Your Spouse?

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When you're dating someone, those first getting-to-know-you questions don't include asking, "What's your credit score?" That's a mood killer. But once you're married, good credit is very sexy, especially when you need to get loans or get your credit checked for a few essentials (um, like a home and a car). “I think... read more

The Top 10 Pinned Pet Halloween Costumes from Pinterest

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We're all guilty of spending hours on Pinterest... and being obsessed with our pets, so when Pinterest and pets collide on Halloween, it's pretty much (black) magic. From tiny black kitten bats to superheroes and even the house (yes, the house) from Up, here are the top ten pinned pet costumes from Pinterest. Vampire bats... read more

Room Envy: Modern Glam Updates This Pre-War Townhouse

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When your home’s architecture doesn’t reflect your personal taste, how can you infuse your decor seamlessly, despite the different eras? We’re taking a peek inside this Brooklyn brownstone that’s a classic pre-war (Read: gorgeous molding and a killer fireplace). But, the owner shows us how they turned this classic space into a...

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Chocolate-Whiskey Halloween Cupcakes? Yes, Please!

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Who needs candy corn and stale Milk Duds when you can have chocolate-whiskey cupcakes for dessert? Fill up on these booze-infused treats for a Halloween you won't forget (or remember). Makes: 30 cupcakes What You'll Need: 2 large eggs 1 cup half and half 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter melted 1/2 cup strong coffee... read more

'Sex and the City' Set Decorator's Home Would Make Carrie Bradshaw Pretty Jealous

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Someone who decided how Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Miranda Hobbes and Charlotte York decorate their homes had to have a pretty broad design palate -- enter interior designer Ondine Karady. Ondine was the set decorator for Sex and the City, so you can thank her for Carrie's old-fashioned rotary... read more

Home Tour: This Stylist's Upper West Side Apartment is Full of Vintage Charm

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When prop stylist, Courtney de Wet and her husband moved into their Upper West Side apartment, she brought her Southern California laissez-faire attitude and love of vintage finds into their classic pre-war space. The result? A home that is fresh, modern and full of meaningful pieces to the couple. De Wet, who found this pair of... read more

Pumpkin Obsessed? Then You Need This Cocktail

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The one pumpkin recipe you have yet to make this season? A spicy-sweet pumpkin cocktail that's part beer, part sparkling cider and requires only three ingredients. Not only does it practically scream fall, but it comes together in less than a minute. Done and done. What You'll Need: Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale... read more