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Slap, Flip, Shake —Then Get Out of Bed with the Wake Alarm App

Yes, we know there are about 8 million alarm clock apps out there, to say nothing of the actual alarm clocks you could buy. But our new favorite app this week is the Wake Alarm from Tiny Hearts Limited. Not only is it beautifully designed, but it gives you a bit of a challenge to make sure you get out of bed in the morning.

But the fun part comes when it’s time to get up in the morning (yes, we really did just say that). If you are a snooze-button-type, simply slap your phone to get a few more minutes of shut-eye.

Once you’re finally ready to get out of bed, simply flip your phone over so it’s face down on your nightstand to shut the alarm completely off.

And for those of us who need a bit more help getting out of bed, you can set the app to “shake mode,” which requires you to shake your iPhone until the the “shake bar” is filled up. The heavier the sleeper the higher the difficulty setting to make sure you can’t crawl back under the covers.

There are 12 alarm sounds to choose from, each of which will get progressively louder until you turn off the app. A note for anyone trying out the slap/flip combo—make sure your phone is plugged in overnight, otherwise you’ll end up with a low battery in the morning.

The Wake alarm is available for $2 in the App Store.

What do you use to get out of bed in the morning? Do you have a favorite smartphone alarm app or do you use an actual alarm clock?

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*