Spruce up your space for fall! 13 Home decor deals from Amazon Prime Day

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In the mood to spruce up your space for fall? Whether you’re shopping for a new coffee table, some wall art or anything in between, Amazon Prime Deal has plenty of home decor deals going on right now. Here are 13 the Shop TODAY editors are currently eyeing.

1. Salipt LED Flickering Flameless Candles Set of 10

Salipt LED Flickering Flameless Candles Set of 10

Salipt LED Flickering Flameless Candles Set of 10 (Amazon / Amazon)
Salipt LED Flickering Flameless Candles Set of 10 (Amazon / Amazon)

Salipt LED Flickering Flameless Candles Set of 10 $20.01 at Amazon

The easiest way to dress up any space is with some cozy lighting. This set of 10 LED flickering flameless candles are 23% off for Prime Day and come with a handy remote.

2. NICETOWN Blackout Curtain

NICETOWN Blackout Curtain

NICETOWN Black Shades (Amazon / Amazon)
NICETOWN Black Shades (Amazon / Amazon)

NICETOWN Blackout Curtain $27.97 at Amazon

Get some quality shut-eye with these topnotch blackout curtains that keep those harsh early morning rays at bay. This bedroom essential is available in 23 colors and multiple sizes with discounts starting at 20%.

3. Big Red Rooster 6 Sound White Noise Machine

Big Red Rooster 6 Sound White Noise Machine

Big Red Rooster 6 Sound White Noise Machine (Amazon / Amazon)
Big Red Rooster 6 Sound White Noise Machine (Amazon / Amazon)

Big Red Rooster 6 Sound White Noise Machine $14.99 at Amazon

Another great idea for shut-eye is this white noise machine, currently 50% off. It’s loaded with six soothing sleep sounds and has an auto-off timer.

Echo Mickey Mouse Wall Clock

Echo Wall Clock - Disney Mickey Mouse Edition (Amazon / Amazon)
Echo Wall Clock – Disney Mickey Mouse Edition (Amazon / Amazon)

Echo Mickey Mouse Wall Clock $49.99 at Amazon

Compatible with Echo devices, this adorable Mickey Mouse smart wall clock comes in handy when you need to set multiple timers while cooking. Just call for Alexa and get to work while the clock helps you manage your time.

5. nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe Area Rug

nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe Area Rug

nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe Area Rug (Amazon / Amazon)
nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe Area Rug (Amazon / Amazon)

nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe Area Rug $61.14 at Amazon

Feel like updating the living room? Look no further than this bestselling rug, on sale for a whopping 64% off!

6. Yankario Rustic Home Wall Decor Sign

Yankario Rustic Home Wall Decor Sign

Yankario Rustic Home Wall Decor Sign (Amazon / Amazon)
Yankario Rustic Home Wall Decor Sign (Amazon / Amazon)

Yankario Rustic Home Wall Decor Sign $15.99 at Amazon

Available in three sizes and sayings, this sweet wall sign is discounted up 22%. Choose from the following phrases for a look that suits your family’s personality: “Live, Laugh Love,” “Hope, Joy, Peace, Love” and “Home, Family, Faith, Love, Happiness.”

7. Homemaxs Fake Plants

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All The Best Amazon Prime Day Throw Blanket Deals For Cozy Fall Decor

Whether you tend to run cold or just want to lend a cozy vibe to your home, throw blankets are a must. You can artfully toss one over a chaise to add texture or neatly tuck your new throw blanket into a basket for easy warmth when the temperature cools. Throw blankets can even spruce up a tired old couch at the flick of wrist. Now, Thanks to Amazon Prime Day, there’s a huge opportunity to snag one (or several) at a fraction of the usual price.

Prime Day, aka the Black Friday of October, is offering up the chance to score heavily discounted throws for your home both today and tomorrow with scores of limited-time home decor deals. Choose between buttery soft faux fur options, oversized sherpa-linked blankets, or a feather-light throws — or snatch them all up. Either way, the following Prime Day throw blanket deals are too good to miss.

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Sedona House Textured Throw Blanket Sharved Back Printing Sherpa Throw Blankets with Tassels (Light Tan)

NordECO HOME Flannel Throw Blanket – Soft Cozy Warm Blanket with Pompom Fringe for Couch Bed Sofa Chair, 50″ x 60″, Yellow

HORIMOTE HOME Luxury Plush Faux Fur Throw Blanket, Long Pile Black Throw Blanket

State Cashmere Reversible Throw Blanket 100% Cashmere Two Tone Double Side Oversized Travel Wrap • 60 X 50 inches

Exclusivo Mezcla Large Flannel Fleece Velvet Plush Throw Blanket – 50″ x 70″ (Grey)

Bourina Textured Solid Soft Sofa Throw Couch Cover Knitted Decorative Blanket, 50″ x 60″,Coral Pink

Genteele Sherpa Throw Blanket Super Soft Reversible Ultra Luxurious Plush Blanket (50 inches x 60 inches, Gray)

Everlasting Comfort Luxury Faux Fur Throw Blanket – Ultra Soft and Fluffy – Plush Throw Blankets for Couch Bed and Living Room – Fall Winter and Spring – 50×65 (Full Size) Gray

RAJRANG BRINGING RAJASTHAN TO YOU Rustic Farmhouse Throw Blanket – Vintage Boho Room Decor Blankets Soft Cotton Cozy Sofa Bed Throw with Cute Tassel – Charcoal Grey – 50 x 60 Inches

SONORO KATE Fleece Sherpa Blanket Fuzzy Super Soft Bed Throw Blanket Lightweight Super Soft Cozy Luxury Microfiber Blanket (Navy Blue, Queen (90 x 90 Inch))

CasaTouch 100% Cotton Blanket Throw| Breathable Soft Warm All Season Navy Blue Chevron Blanket with Fringe for Sofa, Couch, Bed, Picnic, Beach – 50″x60″

YnM Weighted Blanket — Heavy 100% Oeko-Tex Certified Cotton Material with Premium Glass Beads (Blue White, 48”x72” 15lbs), Suit for One Person(~140lb) Use on Twin/Full Bed


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Fall Garden Cleanup in St. Johns, Arizona

 Chilies NOT going to ripen before frost

Chilies NOT going to ripen before frost.

I recently ran across a Facebook post that suggested people should leave leaves on the lawn all winter to increase fertility and reduce fall clean-up work.  I wasn’t surprised when multiple gardeners from all over the world jumped right in and said all the things I was thinking: Mow them first or they will created dead patches on the lawn, pick them up and compost them before adding them so bad critters don’t overwinter in them, they will rot and make a stinky mess…

…and then I remembered that we don’t have big deciduous leaves where I am. Nor do we get enough moisture in the winter to either rot or compost leaves, chopped or not. I don’t have much of a lawn, because it is too expensive and environmentally irresponsible to grow big swaths of grass in such an arid climate, using city water. But I do have fall clean-up chores and I do appreciate any way that I can reduce my fall gardening chores. 

This year, I have been very busy with my son and his family moving in with me, so I made a list of the absolute requirements for garden cleanup, and the rest is going to have to wait until it freezes, or whenever I get to it. My goals for this day included:




  • Get rid of all the fruiting plants that either have no fruits, or which fruits are too small and immature to mature before frost. 
  • Any garden bed that is empty, add compost or manure or both
  • Trim all the trees that had damage, and trim the locust trees for shape*
  • Harvest everything usable and process it
  • Mow ALL the weeds, lawn, orchard “grass”, between raised beds, and paths

It isn’t a huge list, I know, but I do have 13 raised beds, 7 compost bins, a small grape vineyard, and a greenhouse that needed this treatment, and I can’t run the lawn mower (my favorite weed/leaf-chopping tool) while people in the house are sleeping, so time is always an issue. But I was blessed with a 30 day weekend due to Columbus Day, so I tackled the uprooting of the fruiting plants first. 

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White House, Democrats Both Support Coronavirus Stimulus Checks, Kudlow Expects Republicans To Fall In Line

KEY POINTS

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said stimulus talks appear to be at a standstill
  • Larry Kudlow says talks are not dead 
  • Kudlow insisted the U.S. is in a V-shaped recovery but certain sectors still need help

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says he expects Republicans to fall in line if the White House reaches agreement with Democrats on the next round of coronavirus stimulus relief.

Negotiations appeared at a standstill after President Donald Trump agreed to boost the size of the package to $1.8 trillion – a move rejected by Democrats who called it inadequate and Republicans who said it was too expensive.

Kudlow told CNN’s “State of the Union” he talked with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Saturday night and is convinced stimulus talks are not dead, noting Senate Republicans unanimously passed their own version of coronavirus relief – albeit a modest $500 billion measure – and “they will go along with it” once a deal is struck between Democrats and the White House.

House Democrats earlier passed a $2.2 trillion package, a slimmed down version of the more than $3 trillion measure they approved in May.

“We’re asking for targeted assistance,” said Kudlow, ticking off a list: enhanced unemployment benefits, aid to small businesses and direct stimulus checks to individuals.

“Those are things everybody absolutely wants,” Kudlow said.

Among the sticking points is the size of enhanced unemployment benefits. Democrats wants Americans who lost their jobs due to the pandemic to receive an extra $600 a week – the same amount that was approved as part of the CARES Act in March – while the White House has supported $400 a week.

Democrats also want funds for cash-strapped state and local governments, which bore the brunt of coronavirus costs, help for schools for COVID-19 testing and cleaning, and funds for the postal service to ensure smooth operations through the election.

“I don’t understand the intransigence from my Democratic friends,” Kudlow said, insisting the U.S. is in the midst of a V-shaped recovery from the coronavirus-induced recession.

In a note to her caucus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday President Donald Trump still is not taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously, offering just $45 billion in new money for meeting health needs, “about 60% of what is needed, according to medical experts. More importantly, it is not spent strategically.”

She also noted there still is no national plan for testing, tracing and treatment.

“It is hard to understand who is shaping their approach, which to date has been a miserable and deadly failure,” Pelosi said.

“Until these serious issues are resolved, we remain at an impasse.”

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Gardening: Fall is the best time to work in the garden | Columnists

It is official, with the cooler weather and the shorter days, that fall is here.

And with the advent of fall, now is the best time to get started in the garden.

Whether starting from scratch or just fixing up and adding to a preexisting landscape, the cooler weather is the ideal time to begin.

Planting now as the weather cools down will allow trees and shrubs to establish before the heat of the summer.

Gardening can be daunting at first, but there are so many benefits from both the act of gardening and the garden itself, it can be truly rewarding.

There some steps to follow to ensure success and achieve the desired goals for the garden. And with these steps, the two most important are planning and soil preparation.

There are many different aspects to take into account in terms of starting a garden. You must recognize the amount of sun you have, the water flow and drainage of any area you are planting and the amount of area you must plant within.



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What to grow

The next thing to do is determine what you want from the garden itself.

Planting fruit and vegetables require plenty of sunlight and space.

Planting ornamentals will depend on the desired look and what you want to attract in terms of wildlife.

What you want from the garden is key to how you proceed. Once this has been determined, then begin mapping out and planning what areas you plan to plant and cultivate.



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A newly planted fig tree. Christopher Burtt/Provided 


There are many different types of gardens to choose from and many of these can be incorporated together.

Fruit and vegetable cultivation are one of the most rewarding aspects of gardening.

Planting trees such as loquats and figs provide easy access to delicious fruits not easily found in the local supermarket.

Vegetables such as spinach and broccoli cannot get more local than your own garden. Planting many of these will require plenty of sun. At least eight hours of full sun is needed for productive food crops.



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There is some work required in planning and coordinating harvests, so keep this in mind when deciding the purpose of your landscape.

Planting shrubs like blueberries also helps attract wildlife as well as provide fruit. Attracting wildlife is an exciting way to use any garden space.

Planting shrubs and trees such as wax myrtles and American beautyberry are a great way to attract birds to the yard. Continuous blooms from perennials and herbs attract an array of pollinators that help benefit everything around.



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Continuous blooms from perennials and herbs attract different pollinators. Christopher Burtt/Provided 


These things can be done all while creating an interesting and alluring yard.

Creating an attractive ornamental landscape, with the proper planning, can create a personal paradise in which to enjoy and show off.

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Garden Mastery: Chrysanthemums fill our region with brilliant fall colors

Our gardening neighbors in the Midwestern, Eastern and Northern states welcome their fall season in predictable ways. The sun rises later in the morning, setting a bit earlier in the evening. Nighttime temperatures begin to dip. Bird species begin their southward migration to warmer climates. The real fall showstopper in these parts of our country is the dazzling display of leaves beginning to change color, from gold to reddish-orange, from crimson to brown.

The Southern California fall season is shorter in duration. Changes to our landscape and gardens arrive slowly, are more subtle and are too soon gone. While we don’t have the display of leaves changing color all around us, we do begin to notice that our garden plants are now beyond their peak, and bloomers have finished flowering.

It’s at this time of year that I wish for just a little something to brighten up my garden landscape. And then I find just what I was wishing for — at the supermarket, of all places! I spot rows of potted chrysanthemums, all wrapped in vivid foil colors. Yes, fall has arrived in Southern California.

These past several months, you may not have been able to travel farther than your local grocery or home improvement store. So, let me invite you to a virtual armchair “historical tour” on chrysanthemums. We’ll travel far and back in time to learn about this flower and plant.

Chrysanthemums, often called by their shortened name “mums,” naturally flower in the fall when days are short and nights are long. With blooms lasting for weeks, mums are easy to grow and come in a variety of sizes and colors. Perhaps you’ve heard of some of them by their common names: pompon, button, spray, cushion, spider and florist’s mums, a special variety bred to have long stems. Did you know that mums also enjoy some interesting symbolic meanings? Depending on which part of the world you come from, the flower can symbolize life and vitality, or death and sorrow.

Chrysanthemums are in the Asteraceae plant family and have a long and interesting history. Originating in Asia, where they were cultivated as a medicinal herb, chrysanthemums were introduced to Japan in the fifth century and are considered a symbol of the country itself. The Japanese call the chrysanthemum “kiku”; the flower blossom is the imperial crest for the Japanese royal family and is the country’s national flower. By the 17th century, the chrysanthemum was brought to Europe. The first flowers seen by Europeans may have been small, yellow and daisylike. Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist, gave the chrysanthemum its Latin name from the Greek words chrysous, meaning “golden,” and anthemon, meaning “flower.”

First introduced to the U.S. during colonial times, the chrysanthemum gained ever-increasing popularity by the late 19th century with garden clubs promoting their special collections of new varieties. Today, gardeners can learn about all chrysanthemum flower types from the National Chrysanthemum Society’s classification system. The society’s website lists the flowers according to 13

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Happening today at the Fall Dispatch Home & Garden Show



logo, company name: 2020 Fall Dispatch Home & Garden Show


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2020 Fall Dispatch Home & Garden Show

TODAY AT THE SHOW

Don’t miss “This Old House” host Kevin O’Connor’s virtual appearance today. He will offer advice and answer questions, plus you can also enter to win a private personal online conversation with him.

Be sure to check out all that this year’s show has to offer.

Location: DispatchHomeAndGardenShow.com

Admission: free

Hours: Show opens at 8 a.m.; chats are open through 8 p.m. Today is the last day for live virtual presentations and to chat with companies. Highlights from the show will remain online through Oct. 31.

Special attractions: The Backyard Garden Award winners will be announced at 4 p.m. 

Today’s workshops

Chat with presenters and get your specific questions answered; check online for additional workshops.

10 a.m.: SimpleBath/SimpleKitchen presentation

11 a.m: Kevin O’Connor, host of “This Old House”

Noon: How do you improve your indoor air quality?; presentation by Fire & Ice Heating and Air Conditioning

4 p.m.: Backyard Garden Awards winners’ announcement

5 p.m.: planting bulbs using the lasagna layering technique

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What’s happening today at the online Fall Dispatch Home & Garden Show

TODAY AT THE SHOW



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Then 2020 Fall Dispatch Home & Garden Show

The fall show is online for everyone’s safety, so here is your chance to leisurely enjoy what the show has to offer. The event re-creates an expo hall with booths and an auditorium, and each participating company has resources and representatives you can talk with online. 

Location: DispatchHomeAndGardenShow.com

Admission: free

Hours: The show opens at 8 a.m.; chats available through 8 p.m.

Special attractions: At noon, Home 214 Design’s Melinda McCoy will present simple autumn decorating tips for any home, any budget and any decorating ability. 

Today’s workshops

Chat with presenters and get your specific questions answered; check online for additional workshops.

4 p.m.: six signs your chimney is fine (or not!), presented by The Chimney Guys

• 5 p.m.: Discover key facts, types, well-known lilacs and even public collections and festivals to visit across the region during this in-depth workshop presented by Dr. Mark DeBard, who is an OSU Extension Master Gardener volunteer and an International lilac registrar and board member of the International Lilac Society.  

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White House to host ‘Fall Garden Tours’ this year, despite issues with health and safety

The White House is set to host “Fall Garden Tours” for lawmakers and the public this season to show off the newly renovated Rose Garden. 

The tours will be hosted Oct. 17 and Oct. 18, even after more than 20 staffers, journalists, allies of the administration and GOP lawmakers tested positive for coronavirus following contact with the White House. 

The tours are free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Visitors will be able to tour the South Lawn, First Ladies Garden, White House Kitchen Garden and Rose Garden.

Guest capacity is limited, and visitors are required to wear a face mask. Tickets will be offered to all congressional offices. 

President Trump and first lady Melania tested positive for COVID-19 last week, but White House physician Dr. Sean Conley announced the president will be able to return to public engagements this weekend. 

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“Saturday will be day 10 since Thursday’s diagnosis, and based on the trajectory of advanced diagnostics the team has been conducting, I fully anticipate the president’s safe return to public engagements at that time,” he said. 

Other White House staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 at this point include senior adviser Hope Hicks and director of Oval Office operations Nick Luna. Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien also tested positive.

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Former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced they tested positive this week, and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who helped Trump prep for the presidential debate, remains hospitalized from the virus. 

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18 top-rated pieces of fall decor to get at Wayfair



a room filled with furniture and vase of flowers on a table: 18 top-rated pieces of fall decor to get at Wayfair


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18 top-rated pieces of fall decor to get at Wayfair


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If you’re anything like me, you wait all year for fall. There’s simply nothing like the leaves changing and the first sip of a hot PSL, is there? Plus, your favorite TV shows are back, leggings are part of your everyday outfit, and the best decor is out for sale. What else is there to want?

Being inundated with fall decorations has its drawbacks, though. With so many options it’s hard to tell where you can get the best deal, the cutest product, and have the convenience of products shipping straight to your door. Luckily for you, the answer is simple: Wayfair. We’ve rounded up the 18 most sought after products on the site that’ll fill your home with autumnal ambiance and get you in the spooky spirit, all backed by raving reviews. Ready to click Add to Cart?

1. A wreath that’s totally #SquadGourds



a vase filled with flowers: Get this festive faux wreath for your front door.


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Get this festive faux wreath for your front door.

You’ll want to hang this wreath every year, which won’t be a problem since it’s made of incredibly lifelike faux leaves and veggies that’ll last forever. The warm autumnal colors brighten up any space, whether you’re using it as a centerpiece among your Thanksgiving tablescape or hanging it above your mantle. Reviewers give it 4.5 stars, noting that it looks just as colorful as the picture.

Get The Holiday Aisle Pumpkins and Maple Leaves Plastic Wreath for $49.99

2. This moody dinnerware



a close up of a bowl: Pick a shade that matches the season, like yellow.


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Pick a shade that matches the season, like yellow.

Available in fall shades that are perfect for any aesthetic, this four-piece set will instantly upgrade your flatware game. The set includes a dinner plate, salad plate, mug, and a bowl for soup. Reviewers are amazed by the fantastic quality and durability, with many saying they’ve purchased multiple sets in different colors for the changing seasons.

Get the Fiesta Dinnerware 4 Piece Place Setting Set for $34.99

3. The cutest accent pillow ever



a cat sitting on top of a bed: Is it really the holiday season if you don't have themed pillows?


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Is it really the holiday season if you don’t have themed pillows?

If you’re like me, you hoard pillows of every shape and size. But whoever said that’s a bad thing? Take this adorable pumpkin pillow, for example. It can be used for both indoor and outdoor settings, it comes with a pillow insert already, and it’s neutral enough to fit into any decor. A true score. Many reviewers rave about its softness, but recommend opting for the bigger size. More pillow, less problems.

Get the August Grove Elson Indoor/Outdoor Throw Pillow for $59.99

4. A doormat with a sweet message



a sign in front of a window: Greet your holiday guests with this happy welcome mat.


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Greet your holiday guests with this happy welcome mat.

Welcome your guests in the most charming way possible! Featuring a non-slip bottom and made of naturally dense coir, reviewers say this mat will last from season to season. The

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