Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, your Trick-or-Treating crowd might have been a little thin this year — so now you’re stuck with piles of M&Ms and Milky Way bars. To put that candy to good use, and keep it from going stale, we’ve found some fun ways to turn your leftover loot into a decadent dessert for your Halloween party guests.
Photo: Cookies & Cups
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This gooey butter cake by Cookies & Cups is topped with our favorite (and often forgotten) chocolaty treat -- Rolos.
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I'm based in New York City, along with the rest of the editors at TheNest.com. In the days leading up to the storm, I had my doubts that it would be as serious as newscasters were saying--hurricane Irene, after all, didn't live up to the media hype. But as the parent of a two-year-old, I... read more
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Halloween is just three days away! Get into the spirit by adding some ghoulishly good touches to your home. We’ve found some frightfully fun pumpkin ideas on Pinterest that you can recreate on your own. Check out our favorites — and share your spooktacular décor with us on Twitter.
Photo Credit: Wants & Wishes
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Candy Filled Vase
If you have some extra candy corn lying around why not throw it into a vase for some extra Halloween spirit!
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Guilty of pushing play during foreplay? If you find that you rely on your Pandora playlists to get in the mood, you're not alone. In a new survey commissioned by Spotify, 40 percent of the 2,000 respondents said that listening to music during sex is more likely to turn them on than the... read more
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With all the celebrity splits and cheating scandals in the news, it’s easy to forget that lasting marriage does happen in Hollywood. Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson, for example, have been married for nearly 30 years. Although Washington recently joked that the longevity of his relationship can be attributed to keeping his mouth shut and doing everything his wife says, we think there’s a little more to the story. Perhaps the couple’s marriage is so successful because Pauletta’s not a celebrity (the couple met on set as extras, but Pearson gave up acting to raise the couple’s four children). Come to think of it, many of the celeb couples we love involve one person who isn’t famous. Check out our list of A-listers who chose to marry a bartender, freelance writer, or some other every day person.
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Denzel Washington & Pauletta Pearson
This pair met in 1977 on the set of the TV movie, Wilma. They wed five years later.
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I earned $15,500 annually at my very first job out of college. I was a newspaper reporter covering municipal and education initiatives for two suburbs of Columbus, Ohio. The pay was terrible, but the work was interesting. (And I met my husband on the job, which was better than any financial bonus!) Chris, who... read more
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What to do with all those leftover apples from your trip to the orchard last weekend? Mix up a fun drink. We love the apple cider sangria recipe from the blog How Sweet It Is; it offers an autumnal twist on the read more
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Time to get your shutterbug on. We'd love to see all the fun ways you're enjoying this beautiful season (from apple picking to pumpkin decorating--you name it!). Post a picture to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #fallfestivities and your photo may be featured on TheNest.com. Don't wait, start snapping away... read more
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It’s a little early to be thinking about Christmas gifts. After all, Halloween is still eight days away and you’re probably more focused on getting your costume together than what you’re going to get for your man this year. But Neiman Marcus has just released its collection of 2012 Fantasy Gifts, and we couldn’t help but do a little dreaming.
Among the over-the-top gifts, there’s a pair of “his and hers” timepieces for just over $1 million from Van Cleef & Arpels, a red special edition McLaren 12C Spider for $354,000, a hen house inspired by France’s Versailles palace for $100,000, and a walk-on role in Broadway’s “Annie: The Musical” for $30,000.
Check out our favorite “guy gifts” in the book.
Photo: Neiman Marcus
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McLaren 12c Spider
This sleek car is a rare find -- there are only 12 in existence!
2012 Neiman Marcus Edition McLaren 12c Spider $354,000
If you had a bottomless budget, would you purchase one of these outrageous gifts for your sweetie?
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Last night, the final debate leading up to the 2012 presidential election in November took place between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The candidates focused on foreign policy, prompting discussion of Israel, economics, and even the occasional bayonet. During the debates, many of you took to Twitter and our message boards... read more