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TURN OLD INTO NEW: Until Sunday, Nov. 25, bring a gently worn sweater to the Acorn store at BayWalk in St. Petersburg, and receive $25 off any new sweater priced above $88. The used sweaters will go to Goodwill Industries _ Suncoast.

STAR-STUDDED JEANS: Britney Spears' jeans and customized designs from more than 40 other stars (Cameron Diaz, Destiny's Child, Dylan McDermott, Molly Sims et. al) are up for auction at All proceeds from the sale, which ends Sunday, benefit P.S. Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the arts to public education in underserved areas.

CREATIVE LINENS: If you're looking for bed linens, or if you're a person who can make table cloths from bed sheets, here are standard mattress measurements:

Crib: 27 by 52 inches

Twin: 39 by 75 inches

Full: 54 by 75 inches

Queen: 60 by 80 inches

King: 78 by 80 inches

California King: 72 by 84 inches

Source: The Sleep Shop