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Easy Halloween Crafts To Do With The Kids

by AdvanceFinancial | October 26th, 2016


Halloween is the best time for crafts with the kids. Between carving pumpkins, making scarecrows, and making your own spooky decorations, they are bound to have some great childhood memories. To help you make even more memories with the kids this Halloween, we have outlined some super easy and kid friendly crafts to try out.  Enjoy!


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Cheap and Easy Ways to Update Your Kitchen

by AdvanceFinancial | October 21st, 2016


When it comes to updating your kitchen, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to make a major difference. With a little creativity and some elbow grease you can give your kitchen a facelift without breaking the bank and without having to hire a handy man. Below are some easy and cheap ways to make your kitchen magazine worthy.


Give outdated appliances a faux stainless steel look with stainless steel film paper. This adhesive paper comes in rolls like wallpaper and easily transfers over to refrigerators, stoves, microwave ovens, and other appliances smoothly. A roll of paper will cost anywhere from $30 to $50 bucks. Click here to shop for this faux stainless steel film adhesive.





It may sound like a lot of work to paint all your kitchen cabinets, but it’s a lot easier and cheaper than you might think. You can actually buy a cabinet paint kit at a hardware store, or go full out DIY and buy the paint and supplies yourself and spend anywhere from $50-$75. There are many different paints and finishes you can use but if you’re not the best painter we recommend using the highly popular chalk paint. Chalk paint is one of the easiest paints to apply and will leave your cabinets with a smooth finish. For more tips on painting your cabinets, click here.





This is where things can get expensive when renovating a kitchen, but if you’re looking for and easy way to make your existing counter tops look like new, purchase a counter top paint kit. You can buy these kits at practically any hardware store and they offer multiple color combinations. It’s and easy process of lightly sanding your counter tops, and painting them with the durable epoxy paint kit that resembles stone. Click here to see some of the options available for countertop paint kits.





The one thing that will probably have the most dramatic affect is painting the walls in the kitchen. If you’re trying to open up your kitchen and make it look larger, than we recommend going with a lighter color that compliments your cabinets. Painting a room will take a little more time and effort but the results will be worth it if your kitchen has an outdated color. Click here to find out tips on painting your kitchen and picking the perfect color.




Replacing your kitchen sink faucet and light fixtures will be the small detailed changes that will have a big impact. Instead of paying full price at Home Depot or Lowes, go to a salvage store and get faucets and light fixtures at a big discount. You can even go online and search sites like Craig’s List or Facebook buy and sell groups to find used ones that are still fairly new.


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42% Off Horseback Trail Rides

by AdvanceFinancial | October 20th, 2016


Want to experience the fall colors on horseback? Right now you can get 42% off horseback trail rides through Groupon.com. Get the discount code here.

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How to Carve a Pumpkin Like a Pro

by AdvanceFinancial | October 13th, 2016


It’s Halloween time and chances are you’re  seeing a lot of carved pumpkins flooding people’s porches. The idea of perfectly carved pumpkins that will make the neighbors jealous is a great thought, but actually carving the perfect Jack-o-Lantern can be a daunting and messy task. Carving a pumpkin can be simple and easy if you follow the correct steps. Below we have outlined the basics for carving the perfect pumpkin so you’ll be set to start mastering the art of pumpkin carving.









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DIY Halloween Costumes Using Items You Already Own

by AdvanceFinancial | October 12th, 2016


When it comes to Halloween costume preparation, there are 2 types of people. Those who spend a ton of time and money to look the best at whatever event they are attending, and those who could not care less, but need something so they don’t look like a stick in the mud at the party. If you are the latter of the two, then we’ve got a few ideas that will take little effort and money. Below you will find 10 of the easiest DIY costumes, which can be made with items that might already be lying around your house.
































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