Autumn Arrival: Getting You Ready for the Season Change

It’s sad that the warm summer months are finally coming to an end, but the harsh winter season is still pretty far away. Autumn is here to save the day and keep the winter weather at bay for a few more months. But the fall season has some challenges of its own, from yardwork to refreshing the interior of your home. Get ready for the summer-to-fall season change and learn a few facts along the way with these autumn arrival tips.

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Techniques to Help You Deal with Pesky Autumn Leaves
When winter begins to take its first full breaths of life, it starts pulling beautiful leaves down to your lawn, into your gutters and between the crevices of your car. The same leaves we gazed at a month earlier become a chore. Study these techniques to help you deal with pesky autumn leaves after your trees start shedding.

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Clever Home Decor Ideas for Featuring Throws & Quilts
Many of us are looking forward to curling up on the couch with a throw or quilt to keep cozy. While throws are great functional pieces, they can also be artfully coordinated into your decor when not in use. Read on for some clever home decor tips to help you feature some gorgeous throws and quilts around your home.

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Common Bathroom Injuries and How to Avoid Them
Depending on your age, bathrooms can be one of the most dangerous rooms in the house. Many bathroom accidents and injuries can be prevented by taking proper precautions and, most importantly, knowing where the danger zones are. Learn about common bathroom injuries and how to avoid them with this fall review.

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5 Hair Care Tips for the Summer-to-Fall Transition
You did your best to protect your hair all through the summer; that season of scorching sun, hot winds and chlorinated swimming pools. Now with the fall season approaching and Halloween props popping up, it’s time to undo some summer damage. Check out these five hair care tips for the summer-to-fall transition.

Lakeside Collection: Our Weekly Favorites

Winter may not have put in an appearance yet, but with autumn comes a certain crispness to the air that means colder weather isn’t far behind for most of us. This week, we’re looking at ways to stay toasty on cool fall afternoons. Autumn’s brisk weather feels wonderful after summer’s sultry heat, but as days shorten and nights grow nippy, it’s even better to come inside and enjoy the warmth of home. Create your own cozy atmosphere with a few of our favorite things this week from Lakeside. Whether it’s a blustery October day or deep into November’s chill, you’ll love wrapping yourself in warmth.

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Don’t wait until the holidays to enjoy feeling enveloped in comfort. Treat yourself or someone special to one of these cozy throw and socks tote sets and take the chill off after a day outside. Available in four stylish colors, the sets include a pair of non-slip socks in festive stripes, a wonderfully soft coordinating throw and a reusable canvas tote bag to keep everything together. Spandex and polyester blend fibers make the socks wonderfully soft and stretchy enough to fit most sizes. The rich hues of the plush poly throw complement any decor, and the matching tote looks as crisp as fall apples. Choose a set in warm chocolate, cozy burgundy, fresh blue or toasty beige. If you’re buying as a gift, pick out a set for yourself; you’ll want to bundle up too!

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Piling on blankets is one way to stay warm, but you can keep your whole house more comfortable while lowering energy bills with the right window treatments. These insulated suede curtains have the luxurious look of suede and put another layer between autumn’s chill and your cozy bedroom or den. Open them during the day to let the sunlight pour in, then close them at night to eliminate drafts from loose window frames. The thermal backing on each set of curtains can also help your home stay cooler on those unseasonably hot days. Because they’re lined, these stylish tab-topped window treatments act as blackout curtains too. Your bedroom will be more restful when you block out unwanted light and sounds from outside.

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Warmth is more than a physical attribute; it’s also an emotion. When you think of a warm greeting or a warm smile, you aren’t talking about the temperature. Create a warm, welcoming environment in your home by appealing to different senses. Cuddling up under a fleece throw feels good, but when your home holds the scent of spiced apples, oatmeal cookies or other cozy fragrances, you’ll feel warm in every way. We love this ceramic warmer and simmering fragrance chips to evoke a warm, cheerful mood in any room of the home. The set has no open flame and plugs into any outlet to warm fragrance chips, wax tarts or jar candles without producing smoke or soot. We also like the warmer’s flat plate for its versatility; it works with the attractive clear glass jar that comes with it or with your own favorite scented candles.

Get cozy with Lakeside this week, and you’ll enjoy fall’s cloudless skies and brisk nights even more.