Fall Home Decor You Can Keep Up Through Christmas

The difference between traditional harvest and Christmas decorations can be pretty drastic, but it  doesn’t have to be. Although there are some things that just don’t make sense to put up yet, like Christmas trees or holiday lights, there are a number of ways to decorate for the fall season around your house without having to take everything down for Christmas. Check out our fall home decor you can display through the holidays.

Light the Way from Fall to Christmas
Get that warm, cozy feeling you need as the weather changes from chilly to challenging.sweet-n-spicy-mason-jar-candleswoodland-tea-light-candleholderswinter-warmth-mason-jar-candles

Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Mason Jar Candles
The 12-oz. Mason jars are packed with a wonderful scent and have a metal top to keep the candle fresh.
Woodland Tea Light Candleholders
Create a serene, cozy scene with candleholders designed to look like tree stumps or a stack of firewood.
Winter Warmth Mason Jar Candles
These Mason jars are filled with 12-oz. of fragrant wax that adds a warm, welcoming touch to your home.

Fall Greetings that Fit the Holidays
Welcome guests from when the leaves start falling to when the snow starts piling up.double-sided-seasonal-door-hangers17-inch-berry-starslighted-country-spray-or-wreath

Double-Sided Seasonal Door Hangers
This double-sided door hanger has your personal monogram and a festive design for fall or the holidays.
17″ Berry Stars
Natural vines, faux pine sprigs, berries and a bronze star make this hanger great from autumn until winter.
Lighted Country Wreath or Spray
Metal stars and hearts, berries, plaid bows and lights give this wreath or spray versatility for any season.

October-to-December Decorations
Get that fall feeling you want in October that continues to satisfy through December.lighted-monogram-plaquesinspirational-angelsfabric-covered-sentiment-plaques

Lighted Monogram Plaques
Reminiscent of a vintage marquee sign, this plaque brightens up a desk or shelf with beautiful LED lights.
Inspirational Angels
This inspirational angel features a sentiment that makes it perfect as a home accent for fall or a holiday gift.
Fabric-Covered Sentiment Plaques
Add country charm and a sweet family phrase to your home to inspire everyone from October to December.

Turn Back Time: Tips for Getting Used to the Time Change

plush-micro-velvet-bed-blanketsDaylight Saving Time ends in just a few days. We only turn the clocks back one hour, but that one hour shifts our entire reality. But it doesn’t have to be a shock to the system. Here are 4 tips for getting used to the time change.

Bed Time Soon it will be getting dark much earlier and you may want to go to bed earlier than necessary, but that could disrupt your sleep during the night. A few days before the time change, start adjusting your sleep schedule. Change it just 15 minutes each night — the first night, go to bed 15 minutes later than normal; the second night, go to bed 30 minutes after your regular bedtime and continue until it’s a full hour. This helps you wake up at your regular waking hour and you won’t get too much or too little sleep.

light-bulbUse Light to Your Advantage Any kind of light — whether it’s sunshine or an email alert on your phone, it disrupts your melatonin production. Melatonin is the hormone that regulates sleep; our bodies can only produce it when there’s no light. That means you can use bright lights to help you stay awake a little longer in the evening so you can get a good night’s sleep and wake up at your regular time without feeling groggy.

Electronics When you have that one hour messing with your sleep schedule, any little thing can derail your plans — including electronics. Though we like to be connected day and night through texts, emails and social media, the buzzing and the lights can work against our efforts to sleep. All the stimulation keeps our brains working, making it difficult to calm down enough to rest. Try shutting off all your gadgets and leaving them in another room and you can reduce your risk of losing sleep to the time change.

college-fight-song-alarm-clockExercise for Sleep Some experts suggest exercising in the evening is bad for your sleep. Exercise is, after all, good for a burst of energy which can make it hard to sleep at night. However, it may be better to get your workout in at night than foregoing exercise all together. According to a poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, adults who exercise — regardless of time of day — get better sleep than those who don’t exercise. So if you’re concerned about sleep, consider adding exercise to your daily routine.

Adjusting to the time change varies from person to person, but, generally, it only takes about a day to get used to the shift in light. At The Lakeside Collection we have products to make the time change easy on you — from sheets to alarm clocks, we have you covered.

Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week

kids-convertible-stepstool-chairsIt’s the third Friday of October — that means we are right in the middle of the calm before the holiday storm! Right now we can relax and shop casually before we have to pick up steam and start our holiday shopping and decorating. Enjoy this break with this week’s Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week.

You’re Going to Need High Help The Kids’ Convertible Step Stool Chair will give your child an extra boost. Sized to fit their frame, this cute chair easily transforms into a handy step stool. Its charming design coordinates with a variety of playful decor. Butterfly, 11-3/4″W x 12″D x 21-1/4″H. Jungle Friends, 11-3/4″W x 12″D x 21″H. Sports Fans, 11-3/4″ sq. x 18-1/4″H. Wooden. Assembly required; assembly hardware included. For ages 3 and up.nfl-accent-rugs

If You Have a Team… Show team pride down at your toes with an NFL Accent Rug. Durable rug features your favorite football team’s logo. Has a nonskid back to prevent slipping. 20″ x 30″. Nylon. Machine care. Imported.mossy-oak-fleece-dawgs

 

 

 

Or Just Want to Stay Warm Men’s Mossy Oak FleeceDawgs are perfect for lounging around or wearing anywhere. These lightweight mules are designed with a thick EVA foam sole for comfort. Removable polyester lining has an ultra-soft, faux fleece texture that feels great on bare feet. Lining, machine wash. Imported.animal-toilet-brush-holder

Or Want to Keep the Bathroom Tidy with a Little Humor Make cleaning more fun with an Animal Toilet Brush Holder. Brimming with lodge style, the base looks like a tree trunk and has an animal peeking inside. Durable cold cast ceramic with handpainted details. Includes a 13″L plastic brush. Approx. 5-3/4″W x 8-5/8″D x 10-7/8″H. Cold cast ceramic.

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Or You Just Need to Relax Let your sense of humor shine when you wear this Women’s Attitude Loungewear Set. The semi-fitted, short-sleeved top is made of a nappy textured, knit fabric and features a playful quote. The long French terry pants have a contrast waistband with wide elastic and a functional drawstring. Cotton and polyester. Machine care. Imported.

Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week for Thanksgiving Decor

tea-light-crocksHalloween is almost here and not too far behind is Thanksgiving! We want you to be ready for the first of our big holidays — we’ve been looking over the catalog for our favorite Thanksgiving items to pass along to you. Here is this week’s Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week for Thanksgiving Decor.

Soft Glow Add the soft glow of candlelight to your holiday decor with a Set of 6 Holiday Tea Light Crocks. Each crock has a different seasonal icon on the front and a traditional “splatterware” pattern on the rim and handles. It holds your real tea light or LED candle. 2-3/4″W x 2-1/2″D x 2-1/4″H, each. Dolomite.harvest-wind-chime

Harvest Enhancements Add a colorful personality to your yard with this Harvest Wind Chime Garden Stake. Each stake has a bright, cheery animal on top, designed with a warm harvest theme and 2 wind chimes. Approx. 8-7/8″W x 1-1/2″D x 34-7/8″H, including the 3-3/4″ ground stake. Metal and glass.country-hearts-wreath

Warm Welcome Country Hearts Wreath or Garland is the perfect finishing touch for your country home. Both pieces are made of grapevine branches accented with gingham bows, red and cream polyfoam berries and wooden cutouts bearing words of love. Garland, approx. 60″. Wreath, 15″ x 14-1/2″.tapestry-pillows

Cozy Components Add rustic charm to any room in your home with this decorative Harvest Tapestry Pillow. Its detailed design, as well as a variety of rich fall colors, reflect the changing season and complement surrounding decor. Looks great on your couch or bed. The front has a tapestry pattern, and the back is a solid color. 18″ sq. Polyester and cotton. Imported.harvest-forest-friends

Whimsical Trim Add a whimsical touch to your home with this Harvest Forest Friends Plush Decor. It features mixed media construction, including detailed stitching that looks like wicker. Cute 3-D accents make it seem like a craft show find. The body is weighted with sand to hold it upright. Approx. 6-1/4″W x 7-1/2″H. Polyester.

The Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week to Keep You Cozy

gingham-knit-throwsWe’re feeling the autumn winds of change here at Lakeside! The brisk October weather makes us want to cuddle up for the afternoon and watch a sappy movie. If that’s how we’re feeling, we know you’re feeling the same way so we put together some items to keep you snug this fall all the way through winter. Here is this week’s The Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week to Keep You Cozy.

Gingham Style Wrap yourself up in pure comfort with this Cozy Gingham Knit Throw. Lightweight throw has a chunky, yet fluffy feel you will love to curl up in all year. The knit construction and fringe trim make it an instant classic that will fit in with your existing decor.

sock-monkey-loungewearMonkey Time Inspired by the classic toy, Women’s Sock Monkey Loungewear will keep you warm and comfortable. The polyester Hooded Robe has two contrast front pockets and a hood with sock monkey’s features, including button eyes, flappy ears and a pom-pom. It also has belt loops with a removable tie and an inner tie. S/M fits up to a size 12 and L/XL fits up to a size 20. The Pajama Set has a fun print on the pants and a screen-printed sock monkey face on the upper left chest of the shirt. mens-knit-t-shirt-and-pants

 

Lounge Lizard He’ll be relaxing in comfort wearing this Men’s Knit T-Shirt and Pants Lounge Set. The top has short sleeves and a scoop neckline for a simple and comfortable T-shirt fit. The pants have 2 inseam pockets and an elastic waistband with a drawstring for the perfect fit.boys-flannel-lounge-pants

Comfy Pants Get twice the style when you lounge around with this pack of boys’ flannel pants with two different prints. Each pair in the 2-pk. features soft polyester construction and an all-over print. An elastic waistband with a faux drawstring provides added comfort. Machine care. Imported.

plush-setHuggable & Snuggable Matching PJs and Plush Sets give your kids something to play with and something to wear. Comfy 2-pc. pajama sets feature button-front, long-sleeved tops and elastic waist pants. They come with huggable plush toys dressed in matching PJs.

Any season is a good season to shop The Lakeside Collection! From comfy throws for sipping cocoa by the fire to water toys for outdoor summer fun, shop Lakeside for incredible deals every day.

Pinteresting Picks for September

The fall chill is starting to sweep in, but Lakeside customers know everything is going to be owl-right! At least that’s what we gather from our Pinterest followers! For our top pins in September, three out of five products were all about owls! Who can blame them? Owls are adorable. They’re so adorable, we have to share them with you. Here are Lakeside’s Pinteresting picks for September.

harvest-owl-tabletop-setsTop This Bring the colors of fall into your kitchen with these Harvest Owl Tabletop Sets. The Set of 3 Bowls is perfect for mixing, storing and serving. They nest together for compact storage. Microwave and dishwasher safe. The 3-Pc. Tabletop Set features owl-shaped salt and pepper shakers with plastic stoppers and a spoon rest in the shape of an owl.

owl-counter-top-collectionTop That The Owl Countertop Collection is a multifunctional addition to your kitchen. Store staple ingredients in the 4-Pc. Canisters and Tray Set. Each owl has a lid, and the metal tray has decorative trim. Small, 4″ dia. x 6-1/2″H, each. Large, 4-3/4″ dia. x 7-5/8″H. Use the 4-Pc. Measuring Cup Set as the familiar kitchen tool, or display them to brighten up the room. Each has a pour spout. Ceramic. Ceramic pieces, dishwasher and microwave safe. Tray, hand wash.

owl-table-top-collectionTop Those Set a trendy table with pieces from the Owl Tabletop Collection. Each piece is decorated with the same owl design in various colors. The 3-Section Server (13-1/2″ x 5″) lets you bring 3 different foods to the table in a single dish. The Set of 3 Serving Bowls is graduated in size and nests together for easy storage. Serve coffee or tea in the Set of 4 Mugs (16 oz., each), and use the Set of 4 Dinner Plates (10-3/4″ dia., each) for the main course. Earthenware. Dishwasher and microwave safe.

brick-sliding-clipsClip It On Fast and affordable, Brick and Siding Clips help you decorate without causing damage to your home. Hang decorations, pictures, flags, holiday lights, stockings and wreaths without holes, nails and adhesives. The Set of 4 Brick Clip Hooks (approx. 2-3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 3/8″, each) can be used on brick walls and chimneys indoors and out. They install in seconds by clipping directly to the brick. Supports up to 25 lbs. per clip. No holes to drill and no damage to bricks or mortar. Tempered spring steel. For use on standard bricks 2-1/8″ to 2-1/2″ high. The Set of 4 Siding Clips (approx. 4-1/8″ x 1-1/2″ x 1-1/4″, each) is designed exclusively for use with vinyl siding. Installs quickly and holds up to 12 lbs. per hook. They will not damage your vinyl siding panels. They can be easily repositioned or removed.

laundry-room-wall-hangingsHang It Up Laundry Room Wall Hanging is a novel way to give that room some character. Each wooden sign features a visual accent that can also come in handy as you work. The Laundry sign (15-3/4″ x 7-7/8″ x 1-1/2″) has 3 knobs to hang small articles of clothing as you fold or sort. Keep the Change (10″ x 8″ x 3-3/4″) has a glass mason jar attached with a raffia tie that you can use to hold coins found in pockets, buttons that have come loose and other small objects left in the hamper. Lost Socks (15-7/8″ x 9″ x 1″) has 3 clothespins to hold separated socks while you look for their mates. Each comes ready to hang.

 

The Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week

inflatable-kiddie-bedsThough summer is rapidly leaving the picture, we’re excited about the seasons to come — even if that means staying indoors! That means gardening and pool time aren’t on the agenda, but there are many things we love doing indoors so we came up with a list of products to help us enjoy the next few months inside. Here is this week’s The Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week.

Blowup Beds Give them a comfortable place to sleep while away from home with an Inflatable Kiddie Bed. It has a 2-piece recessed center design that provides a secure sleeping area. Simple to inflate using your own pump, making it ideal for sleepovers, camping and more. Includes a heavy-duty repair patch. mr-potato-head

Precious Potatoes The Licensed Mr. Potato Head is all dressed up as your favorite character. This classic toy with a fun twist lets your imagination run wild. Create a variety of wacky appearances with multiple body parts, outfits and accessories.

womens-moccasinsSoft Shoe Women’s Genuine Suede Moccasins will protect your feet from the cold. Get these cozy slippers at our incredible low price! Comfortable slippers are crafted with genuine suede uppers and warm acrylic fleece linings that look and feel like plush sheepskin. A bow near the toe adds feminine detail. Durable rubber soles make them suitable for wear both indoors and out.

pup-padBring in Da Noise Your pooch won’t be able to get enough of the Dog Breed Squeakie Pup Pad. With 11 squeakers inside and no stuffing to come out, it’s the perfect dog toy. Cute facial expressions and plush textures make it look like your favorite breed.

family-decalsFamily Football Each NFL 25-Pc. Family Auto Decal Set lets your fellow drivers know your whole bunch is behind the same team. Set includes 25 removable and repositionable vinyl decals. There’s a large banner decal with the team’s logo and name, plus multiple decals with cute representations of parents, kids, and even cats and dogs. “Number 1” hands and cheerleader pom-poms add extra spirit.

5 Soup Recipes to Welcome Fall

beer-and-cheddar-soupThe weather is quickly turning and soon it’s going to be a bit chilly to enjoy another salad — but that’s OK, there are plenty of warm meals we’re looking forward to making as the temperatures drop. At The Lakeside Collection, one of the things we can’t wait to make is soup! We scoured the Internet for the most delicious ideas to stir in our pots and we think you’ll like them, too. Here are 5 soup recipes to welcome fall.

Beer: It’s What’s for Dinner Beer and cheddar aren’t two things you’d expect to see on a blog called Diethood — but to be clear, “diet” doesn’t mean cutting out fat and carbs, it’s just all the food we eat and enjoy. And there’s a lot to enjoy with this beer and cheddar soup! In addition to cheddar and beer, this one requires carrots, onions, garlic — and because this is made with vegetable stock, it’s a green light for vegetarians to put it on their menu.

cauliflower-soupRed Pepper & Cauliflower Power Here’s something you might not find in your canned soup aisle: roasted red pepper and cauliflower soup. It’s a pretty straightforward recipe from Gal on a Mission — roast your cauliflower and peppers while you dice your onions and mince your garlic, simmer it all together until the flavors have bloomed and steeped. Then, put it all in a blender to make it smooth. It’s perfect with a grilled cheese sandwich on a chilly fall afternoon.tuscan-bean-soup

Under the Tuscan Sun You don’t have to be in Florence or Pisa to enjoy the culinary delights of Tuscany — all you need are a few beans, spices and vegetables to get the flavor of the culture thanks to The Wanderlust Kitchen. This one is a very hardy soup — it could actually be served by itself as a meal. It’s a pretty impressive amalgam of vegetables; most of your daily vegetable requirements can be met with just one bowl! Lucky for you, this makes many bowls so your veggies can be taken care of for the whole week.

tortilla-soupLow-Maintenance Mexican For those who don’t have the time to do a lot of prep work but want the benefits of a delicious homemade soup, I have a Future and a Hope has the solution: Five Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup. It’s so easy, it doesn’t feel like cooking! Basically, you dump all five ingredients in a slow cooker and let it go for a few hours. Start this in the morning and by the time you get home from work, you have a steaming bowl of spicy soup to warm up your fall evening!

potato-soupPotato Passion You can’t put together a list of soups without including one for potato soup. This one comes from Happiness is Homemade. It’s a slow cooker recipe, but it’s not quite as easy as the tortilla soup — you do have to do a little bit of sauteing, but letting it go in the slow cooker is what makes it magical. Creamy or chunky, it’s a delicious way to add a little warmth to your autumn.

Fall is just the beginning of our favorite time of year at The Lakeside Collection! We have so many events to coordinate and celebrate and we know you do, too! Let us help you make your holidays entertaining and bright with fun products at practical prices.

DIY Ideas to Make Your House Smell Like Fall

fall-leavesFall is an all-sensory season! From the colors of the leaves as they fall to the chill in the air as we approach winter, the season gets to us from all angles. Fall fragrances also permeate each day — scents we want to bring in our homes. It’s easy enough to create a warm, cinnamony scent by baking an apple pie or pumpkin muffins, but, realistically speaking, you can’t do that every day. But there are other ways you can bring the fragrances of fall inside to help you get the most out of the season. Here are 4 DIY ideas to make your home smell like fall.

pomanderPomander Pomanders are easy to make at home and don’t require a lot of materials. All you need are whole cloves and an orange. Use the cloves to puncture the skin of the orange and leave it in there like a pushpin. Cover the orange with cloves — you can create little designs if you’re crafty! The pomander’s aesthetic may not suit your style, so you may want to tuck it out of sight while it creates fall scents for weeks.

Stove-Top Potpourri Stove-top potpourri is probably the easiest way to get the fall fragrance moving in your house. All you do is toss your ingredients in a sauce pan, cover it with water and let it simmer on low. You can let it go all day if you’re able to keep an eye on it and add water as it’s needed so it doesn’t burn.

Here are a few ideas for a few autumn blends:

Orange Appeal

  • 1 orange peel
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (break to release the scent)
  • 2 TB whole cloves
  • 1 TB nutmeg

Spiced Lemon

  • 1 lemon peel
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (break to release the scent)
  • 1 TB nutmeg
  • 1 TB allspice

Apple Aura

  • 3 Cinnamon sticks (break to release the scent)
  • 1 apple sliced
  • 1 orange peel
  • 1 TB whole cloves
  • 1 TB nutmeg
  • 1 TB allspice

DIY-CandleDIY Candles and Tarts DIY scented candles and tarts for tart warmers are surprisingly easy to make. Basically, you get paraffin wax and wicks from a craft store and jars or old glasses of your choosing (thrift stores are good for this). Heat the wax in a double boiler, while the wax is melting, secure the wick in your jar and keep it straight by tying it to a popsicle stick or chopstick to suspend it over the jar (to keep it in place while the wax cools and hardens). When you add your scents, you’ll want to put them in by layers — put a little bit of your scented material in and then pour in a little bit of wax and repeat this until your jar is as full as you want it.

Ideas for autumn blends:

Vanilla Latte

  • Whole Coffee Beans
  • Chopped Vanilla Beans

Vanilla Spice

  • Chopped Vanilla Beans
  • Gnd Cinnamon
  • Gnd Cloves

Autumn Spice

  • Gnd Ginger
  • Gnd Cinnamon
  • Gnd Cloves

Pumpkin Spice

  • Gnd cinnamon
  • Gnd ginger
  • Gnd nutmeg
  • Gnd cloves
  • Gnd allspice

DIY Dried Potpourri DIY dried potpourri is pretty easy to put together. Take all the items that make fall smell so good, and toss them together to leave in little bowls throughout your house to keep it smelling delightful throughout the holidays. You can mix and match a few dried elements and add a few drops of essential oils like cedarwood and pine to  give it a long-lasting fall fragrance:Pot-pourri

  • Dried Orange slices
  • Dried Apple slices
  • Pine cones
  • Dried Juniper berries
  • Whole cloves
  • Dried Rose hips
  • Dried Rosemary
  • Cinnamon sticks

Making your home comfortable and welcoming is our top priority at The Lakeside Collection. Whether you’re expecting holiday guests and need a few new sets of linens or you need entertaining inspiration, look to Lakeside for great products and awesome ideas.

The Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week for the Changing Seasons

fleece-hooded-capeWe still have a few weeks before fall officially starts, but we can feel the seasons changing already. We’re getting ready for the cool weather so we thought we’d put together a list for you to prepare for what’s to come as well. Here is this week’s The Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week for the Changing Seasons.

Mild Weather Mod Eliminate bulky layers in chilly weather with the Women’s Fleece Hooded Cape. This stylish piece of outerwear is ideal for layering with your favorite turtleneck and boots. Secured by 6 toggles, this sophisticated cape will keep you warm just about wherever you go.

LED-capPractical Headgear Get both a hands-free light and a cold weather accessory with this men’s LED Knit Cap. Featuring a comfortable stretch fit, it keeps your head warm and equips you with a bright LED light for hunting, hiking or any outdoor work. Turn the light on and off with a hidden switch.

camo-fleece-crawlersCute & Cozy The Baby Camo Fleece Crawler keeps them cozy on chilly days. The outdoorsy camo print gets baby ready for fun adventures at home. A full front zipper and a single snap at the neck makes it easy to put on and remove.

sherpa-throwPleasantly Plush You’ll love cuddling up under this Plush Star Sherpa Throw. The cozy polyester throw is ultra soft and luxurious to keep you warm as the temperatures start to drop. On your bed or on your couch in front of the TV, once you’re under the sherpa throw, you won’t want to come out until winter is over.

hooded-toggle-front-peacoatComfort & Style Girls’ Hooded Toggle-Front Peacoat will keep her warm and looking stylish all winter long. The collared coat features a hood that’s lined in a fashionable leopard print pattern. Peacoat-style jacket secures with a zipper closure and 3 toggle buttons. Two front pockets keep her hands toasty. Polyester and wool shell with polyester lining. Imported.