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Country Home October 2006 Issue Highlights
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THE NEST: CELEBRATE FALL WITH PUMPKINS; pg. 28
Be the talk of the town with this season’s most dressed-up pumpkins. From playful ‘pumpkin snowmen’ to personalized scarring, Country Home shows you some quick and easy ways to take an ordinary pumpkin from drab to fab. Plus, learn how to make your own kid-friendly bowl from a globe to store your Halloween treats.

COLLECT IT; pg. 46
Empty out your junk drawer and turn bumpkin pumpkins into junk-o’-lantern masterpieces. In lieu of carving, gather tacks, hinges, springs and keys and help your little ones decorate their own pumpkins. Follow tips for creating ladybugs and butterflies or an entire junk pumpkin family.

MISSION LAUNDRY ROOM; pg. 62
Turn your prison cell of a laundry room into a romantic country retreat with these simple, yet efficient decorating tips. Country Home shows you how to make the most of a small space without compromising your personal tastes. From fresh paint and charming curtains to smart, multi-tasking furniture we show you everything you need to make your laundry room a place you want to be. Short on space? Let us show you how to stock and organize your broom closet to make cleaning a breeze.

WE LOVE IT: BLACK AND WHITE, THE PERFECT PAIR; pg. 69
With everything from interior décor to personal stationary, this fall takes us back to basics with the simplistic grouping of black and white. Use these classic colors to spruce up your home with pretty silhouette artwork or bold print table settings. Feel free to play around with pattern or a touch of color to give your place a chic feel.

SHOPGIRL: OCTOBER TO-DO LIST; pg. 86
Before the clocks turn back and the daily chill sets in, check out ShopGirl’s October to-do list as she walks you through the basics to prep your house for fall. Let her show you some quick and easy ways to keep the cold out and the warmth in as well as some tips on how to plant the perfect bulb in hopes of a bloom-filled spring.

EARTH-COUNSCIOUS A-LISTERS; pg. 94
Although Kerry Washington’s new film, “Last King of Scotland,” just debuted, she and her husband David Moscow continue to make environmental preservation a top priority. Country Home helped the actors redo their West Hollywood bungalow in a green living way. By incorporating eco-friendly products with some old favorites (and some African souvenirs they picked up while filming “Last King of Scotland”) we created a space that fits the needs of this environmentally conscious couple without the sacrifice of warmth and style.

BLACK MAGIC; pg. 120
This Halloween, use only black and white materials to craft your decorations and create a spooky, yet stylish and classy atmosphere that can be recycled in the years to come. Country Homes transforms paper plates, ribbons, old books and beads into lanterns, wreaths, goody bags and more…all the ingredients for a boo-tiful Halloween scene.

THE DISH: DABBLE IN APPLES; pg. 144
Apples – the season’s signature fruit – aren’t just for picking, With so many varieties available this fall, we share our favorite ways to eat (and drink) this fruit of the season. Country Home offers tips on the best apple cider, how to create the perfect apple pie crust, a guide to this year’s most flavorful varieties and recipes for Carmel Apples, Spiced Pomegranate-Apple Cider, an Autumn Fruits Crisp and the winning Apple Pie recipe from our reader contest.

The October issue of Country Home is on newsstands September 15.

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