We searched Amazon for ways to stay warm and now we’re sharing them with you. Note: CandysDirt.com may collect a small commission or other compensation (Bezos hug) from the links on this page. Items are priced correctly and in stock at time of publication. 

Maybe you didn’t notice, but it’s freaking cold outside. Cranking the heat is one way to stay warm. Moving to Florida is another, but then, Florida. If neither one of those options appeals to you, don’t sweat it, we got you ice-cold boo.

Zenstone Swedish Heated Throw

Price: $72 + Free Shipping

The Throw: Keep is classic with a heated blanket like this one from zenstone. It’s plush, it’s lush and it’ll definitely dethaw all your weary bones. It also claims to be a consumer’s choice with rapid heat technology, and it comes in Italian Microcmink. All this to say, crank. it. up.

What Buyers Are Saying: “Love this new heated blanket! It’s so soft and comfy. It heated quickly and maintained the perfect heat for me at the medium setting.” –Ashley Moser 

Buy the blanket here.

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Tours of the 1912 Turner House will be offered at a special event this week, a 2.3 million-square-foot industrial facility changes hands in West Dallas, Dickies Arena is set to open in Fort Worth, the Texas Real Estate Commission names its top investigator, the Dallas Builders Show offers opportunities for youth, and Staging to Sell class is set for next week, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

 

Turner House History Tour Set Nov. 12

Take a tour and learn about the impressive history of the 1912 Turner House at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The site at 401 North Rosemont Ave., Dallas, “has an incredible history tied to the early days of Oak Cliff and the development of Winnetka Heights in 1908 by John Phillip Blake, Leslie A. Stemmons, Thomas S. Miller, and Roman S. Waldron,” according to a press release issued by Preservation Dallas.

An exterior renovation of the house recently was completed by the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts, which owns the home and uses it for events. Tours will be available after the history presentation.

Register for the event here. 

 

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We searched Amazon for killer lighting and now we’re sharing it with you. Note: CandysDirt.com may collect a small commission or other compensation (Bezos hug) from the links on this page. Items are priced correctly and in stock at time of publication. 

You know the easiest way into this write-up? Saying “get lit,” BUT WE’RE BETTER THAN THAT so instead we’ll just say light it up with this sometimes modern, sometimes quirky and always cool lighting we found while combing through Amazon one casual afternoon. We mixed it up with table lamps, sconces, pendants and flush mount. LINGO.

Now, enjoy!

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We searched Amazon for the best of the best Halloween decor and now we’re sharing it with you. Note: CandysDirt.com may collect a small commission or other compensation (Bezos hug) from the links on this page. Items are priced correctly and in stock at time of publication. 

If you haven’t already, it’s time to decorate for Halloween. With Amazon’s two-Day Shipping you can be creepy and kooky and just a little spooky for just shy of half a month. And you don’t have to break the bank. I mean you can, but you don’t have to. That’s all we’re saying. Cover yourself in cobwebs and let’s get to it.

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We searched Amazon for some of the best of the Now House best and now we’re sharing it with you. Note: CandysDirt.com may collect a small commission or other compensation (Bezos hug) from the links on this page. Items are priced correctly and in stock at time of publication. 

If you’re into Jonathan Adler, but not into extravagant prices, check out Now House, a Jonathan Adler designer collection sold exclusively through Amazon.

Wait, didn’t we JUST say this isn’t about extravagant prices? We did and it isn’t. You see, Now House has all the boldness you’d expect from your boy J. Adler without commas in the price tag. It’s affordable and accessible and just as drool-worthy as anything you’d find in his retail shops. Or on his website because if you’re reading this, we knew where you’re throwing down your Andrew Jacksons.

Enough chit-chat, let’s get into it as we highlight some of our favorite pieces and believe us when we say, it was almost impossible to narrow to five. In fact, if you’d like to see it all right now, just head here.

Otto Pedestal Accent Table

Price: $198

The Piece: If you want a home that’s so hip it hurts, start with the Otto Pedestal Accent Table in White, Mint or the Palest Baby Blue. It’s stately, shapely and the perfect sidepiece for your couch. In the olden days, you’d pop a TV Guide and a three channel remote on top, but today the possibilities are endless. Add a vase, an objet d’art or some coasters for your Whiskey Sour.

What Buyers Are Saying: “Pay close attention to the size on this item – it’s small. But it’s also super cute and wildly stylish. If you have a low chair and need a cocktail table, buy this. The light blue color is perfection. Everybody who visits my home comments on this little sweetie.” –Dubious 2

Order the Otto here.

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cookbooksWe checked out Amazon for Texas (or Texas-inspired) cookbooks perfect for the person who loves hitting the kitchen. Note: CandysDirt.com may collect a small commission or other compensation from the links on this page. Items are priced correctly and in stock at the time of publication.

Whether it’s a new kitchen (or new to them) kitchen, one of the best housewarming gifts you can give the person whose eyes glaze over when they hit Sur le Table and can’t pass a Wusthof display without slowing to a stop is a cookbook. And when that kitchen is in Texas, what better way to say welcome than a cookbook conceived in the Lone Star State?

While there are many, we found a few that are already on our bookshelves. Do you own any of these? If not, it might just be time to treat yourself, too. (more…)

fallWe scoured Amazon for things that will make your home or office (or both) look and smell like fall, even if it doesn’t feel like it. Note: CandysDirt.com may collect a small commission or other compensation from the links on this page. Items are priced correctly and in stock at the time of publication.

Yes, we know. It doesn’t feel like fall in Texas. In fact, it will remain bikini weather through Halloween most likely, and we all know it. Raise your hands if you eat Thanksgiving on a patio, or otherwise al fresco.

Yeah, we feel your pain.

So maybe it’s not the best weather for drinking hot mulled cider and snuggling by a fire, but we can at least feel like it’s fall if our houses look and smell like it, right?  (more…)

We scoured Amazon for the best and the coolest Midcentury Modern finds, and we hope you agree. Note: CandysDirt.com may collect a small commission or other compensation from the links on this page. Items are priced correctly and in stock at the time of publication.

Have Don Draper tastes but a pre-promotion Peggy budget? Not feeling the idea of scouring North Texas for the perfect finds for your 1960s decor aspirations? Did you know that you can satisfy that yen without ever leaving your couch?

Now ya do, because we found five Mid-Mod decor items to give your home that Sterling Cooper Draper Price feel. And bonus, they’ll totally go with that American Leather chair you’ve entered to win(more…)