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October is here which means more time outdoors enjoying gorgeous Fall weather! It’s time to add bonfires, pie baking, and pumpkin carving to your Fall 

to-do list. 

Read on for everything you need to know this month and discover Fall recipe ideas, eerie-sistible Halloween costumes, and lifestyle tips and tricks curated just for you!


Real Estate in the News

Mortgage rates continue record-breaking streak to new lows
The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 2.88 percent in August, the lowest since the government-sponsored mortgage-finance company Freddie Mac began tracking rates in 1971.
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Lifestyle + Local Events

Get in the Halloween Spirit

October 31st might look a little different this year, but there's no reason not to dress up while at home or virtually celebrating. Click here to find our list of the best places to buy unique costumes online that are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit!

60 Fall Recipes We're Looking Forward to Making is gearing up for shorter days, longer nights, cooler temperatures, colorful leaves, sweatshirts, and football. Discover a collection of recipes using fresh fall produce like squash, sweet potatoes, and apples as well as warming comfort food dishes like stews, pot pies, and mac and cheese. Click here to check it out!

31 Reasons to Celebrate in October

In addition to Halloween, there are many ways to celebrate in October. This month is packed with food-centric holidays, such as National Dessert Day; creative celebrations, such as National Art Day; and more. Click here to discover all the ways you can celebrate this month!

Texas Renaissance Festival

Guests will enjoy food, music, shopping, and entertainment that has made it the largest festival of its kind in North America. 

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Houston Zoo presents Zoo Bo


At Zoo Boo, costumes are strongly encouraged, and guests will have plenty to experience including the Spooky Train Village; the Friendly Dragon, where guests can hear a kid-friendly short story; the Wildlife Carousel, which has been transformed into a spooktacular Scary-Go-Round; and more than 10 different Instagram-able photo options spread all over the zoo.

Click here to read more.

Design Tips & Tricks

From Sophisticated Marble to Classic Brick, These 

70 Striking Fireplace Design Ideas are Sure to Inspire  

There’s nothing more cozy than curling up with a blanket next to a toasty fire on a crisp evening. Whether it’s in your family room or your outdoor space, a fireplace will bring you extra warmth and comfort. 

If you’re aiming to bring a new hearth into your home or simply need inspiration to upgrade your existing fireplace, Elle Decor's roundup of gorgeous designs is for you.

Meet 9 Rising Stars Taking the Design World by Storm

From coast to coast, Architectural Digest's next generation of great decorators are writing their own rules and going for bold. Taking clients’ homes and shaking them up, whether it be placing a cocktail table artfully off-center in the living room or commissioning an artist to thickly apply gold liquid resin to rust-orange walls, these designers are pushing the boundaries of beauty.

62 Best Fall Crafts to Help You Celebrate the Season, DIY-Style

Autumn is finally here, and that means it's time for some easy, earth-toned, comfy-cozy DIYs. 

Country Living has gathered the best crafts to bring in the new season. Each of these easy, family-friendly crafts is super cute and incredibly simple to make. 

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