June Pinteresting Picks

Summer entertaining and organizing — that’s what are on the minds of our Pinterest followers this month! From kitchen cleanup to outdoor decor, here are the June Pinteresting Picks.countertop-gap

Cleanup Magic Prevent spills and dust collection in hard-to-reach places with a Set of 2 Silicone Counter Gap Covers. Use these covers to bridge the gap between stove and counter, washer and dryer, desk and printer stand and more. Durable silicone won’t warp or melt. Won’t scuff or scratch. 21″W x 2-1/4″D x 1/2″H, each. Can be cut to shorter lengths if necessary. Dishwasher safe.

solar-garden-postsLight Delights Put an elegant finishing touch on your home with a Solar Garden Post. This classic accent features a teardrop shape enhanced with scrollwork. The lantern at the top is solar-powered, so it needs no time-consuming installation. Glows with constant white light for up to 8 hours on a full charge. On/off switch. A metal ring near the bottom of the Solar Post with Planter holds a 6″ pot. Some assembly required; assembly hardware included. 29″ x 13-3/4″. Metal and polypropylene.

grill-toppersGrillin’ Goodies Keep small or delicate pieces of food from falling into the flames with a Grill Topper. Perforated lines on the bottom create a pattern that allows heat to circulate around the food. Handles let you carry it from the grill with ease. 15-3/4″W x 11-3/4″L x 1-1/4″H. Metal. Dishwasher safe.

beerziclesChill Out Enjoy a cold beer that stays cold down to the last drop with the 3-Pk. Beerzicles. This beer cooler chills your drinks from the inside to keep every sip as cold as the first. Just throw it in the freezer, then insert it into a beer bottle. Fits most major brands. 1″ dia. x 8-1/8″L. Polypropylene.

cell-phone-charging-stationSort & Charge Protect your phone as it charges with this Deluxe Smartphone Charging Station. Designed for versatility, it has 3 standard outlets, so you can keep other appliances plugged in along with your charger, or charge up to 3 additional devices at once. Plus, there are 2 USB ports built into the station for phones and devices that require a USB adapter. The sides of the station pull out to cradle 2 phones or devices charging at the same time. Surge-protected charger means your phones and devices won’t be damaged by sudden power surges or outages. 4-1/2″ sq. x 2″. 8-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ x 2″, with cradles extended. Plastic and metal.

Whatever the season and whatever the need, LTD Commodities has a variety of products to suit any occasion! Shop LTD for awesome products at unbelievable prices.

Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks for the Week for Product Picks for a Backyard Party

The 4th of July is next week and we’re getting ready for fireworks, fun and a backyard party! As we tick off items on our party checklist, we thought we’d share our favorite products to help you plan your backyard party as well. Here are this week’s Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks for the Week for Product Picks for a Backyard Party.string-lights

Add a Twinkle Perfect for use all year ’round, 80-Light Solar String Lights charge during the day to light up at night. They automatically turn on at dusk and stay lit for up to 8 hours on a full charge. Select steady-on or blinking mode. Illuminate shrubs, gazebos, archways and more outdoors. Comes with a separate solar panel and hardware to mount it on a wall or stake it in the ground.

hello-kittyAdd Some Comfort Your child will love sitting in this Licensed Kids’ Chair featuring an image of their favorite character. It’s just their size and ideal for everything from picnics to playrooms. It has a durable steel frame and a convenient cup holder on the armrest. Portable polyester chair opens and folds easily and can be taken anywhere in its coordinating storage bag.


shadesailAdd Some Shade Block out 90% of the sun’s light with the heavy-duty, weather-resistant fabric of this 10-Ft. Shade Sail. Featuring a unique triangular shape, this sail offers protection from harmful UV rays. It provides shade for conversation spots, swimming pools or kids’ play areas, with take-along convenience. Made of high-density polyethylene with reinforced webbing, it protects from the sun while allowing cooling air circulation.

grill-topperMake it Flavorful Keep small or delicate pieces of food from falling into the flames with a Grill Topper. Perforated lines on the bottom create a pattern that allows heat to circulate around the food. Handles let you carry it from the grill with ease.


fire-starterAdd a Scent Fire & Spice Fragranced Firestarters are the fast, safe and easy way to start a fire while giving off a wonderful scent. Simply break off a pod and place it in your fireplace or fire pit, place wood around the pod and light one corner of the pod. It eliminates the need for kindling or paper when starting a fire indoors or out.

We have ideas and products to make the most of every season here at LTD! From inspiration for backyard summer parties to planning Thanksgiving dinner, look to LTD for awesome products at even better prices.

Baseball’s Most Memorable Moments (For Fans and Non-Fans)

There are few things, if any, more American than baseball. The official game itself dates back to 1845 — and since then, it’s created memories and traditions share by millions across generations from coast to coast. But there are moments from the game that just about everyone remembers. Here are some of baseball’s most memorable moments even non-baseball fans remember and cherish.

July 10, 2001 Cal Ripken, baseball’s Iron Man breaks Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played. It was during the 2001 All-Star game — his final appearance for the annual series. It wasn’t the only record he broke at that game — at the time, he also became the oldest player to hit a home run (he was a little more than a month away from turning 41). He was also named MVP of the All-Star Game for the second time.

October 24, 2002 If you don’t remember J.T. Snow rescuing a bat boy during the 2002 World Series, you will now. Snow was playing for the San Francisco Giants against the Anaheim Angels. As Snow was on his way home to score off a triple, he scooped up 3-year-old Darren Baker (son of Giants’ manager, Dusty Baker) off home plate — where he was nearly clobbered in a baseball collision. It’s a spectacular act of quick thinking, fast acting and tear jerking.

October 14, 2003 For Chicago Cubs fans, this is a painful memory, but a memory that will last a lifetime. In Game 6 of the National League Championship Series between the Cubs and the Florida Marlins, the Cubs and fans were confident about heading to the World Series for the first time since 1945. After more than a half-century of heartbreak, the Cubs were up 3-0 in the eighth inning. That’s when the Marlins hit a foul ball. As many baseball fans do, Cubs fan Steve Bartman reached out to catch it though it was in reach of the left fielder, Moises Alou. Bartman deflected the ball out of the grasp of Alou and, subsequently, the Marlins scored eight runs in that game and won the series. Cubs fans were unforgiving of Bartman who has stayed out of the public eye since 2003 despite numerous requests for interviews.

October 27, 2004 It was a long wait for the Red Sox, but in 2004, not only did they make it to the World Series, but they also won it, crushing the Curse of the Bambino. It was the first World Series win for the Red Sox since 1918. As luck would have it, the Jimmy Fallon/Drew Barrymore  movie, Fever Pitch — about a Red Sox obsessed fan — was filmed during the series. The unexpected win forced a re-write for the film so it could be included.

July 1, 1992 Of course we can’t leave out our favorite fictional moment in baseball. If you’ve never heard Tom Hanks (as Jimmy Dugan) shout “There’s no crying in baseball!” it might be time to watch A League of Their Own. It’s the one baseball quote men and women, baseball fans and non-baseball fans alike remember and chuckle to on any given day.

At LTD, we celebrate all of our country’s greatest treasures! But you don’t have to be a baseball fan to appreciate the American thrill of baseball — there is so much history and cultural relationships with the game it’s easy to see why it’s our national pastime and a reason to look forward to summer games.

Fascinating Facts About the 4th of July

old-gloryThe 4th of July comes and goes every year with as much pomp and circumstance as any American can muster. We’ve been celebrating our independence for more than 200 years and the holiday is more than just cookouts and fireworks. Here are 7 fascinating facts about the 4th of July.

Old Glory According to the Census Bureau, in 2013, we exported $781,000 worth of American flags — most of that money came from the Dominican Republic.

Property in Exchange for Happiness According to Jim Cullen in his book The American Dream: A short History of an Idea that Shaped a Nation, Thomas Jefferson borrowed some, if not all, of the ideas he wrote in the Constitution. Most notably, the phrase “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” was altered from John Locke’s Second Treatise on Government which called for “life, liberty and the pursuit of property.”

Expansion The United States has grown considerably in the last 239 years. In July of 1776, the United States was home to about 2.5 million people. Today, the US and World Population Clock estimates that more than 321 million people live in the United States.

liberty-bellTap into America According to USHistory.org. the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia was rung on July 8, 1776 for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Less than 100 years later, it chimed for the last time to commemorate George Washington’s birthday — the cracks were getting too big for it to be a functional bell. Now, every July 4, it’s gently tapped 13 times (for the 13 original colonies) to set off bell ringing across the country to honor our independence.

Life and Death Calvin Coolidge is the only President of the United States to share his birthday with the country. However, three Presidents — John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe — died on July 4. The first two were Founding Fathers and signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Unofficial Holiday For nearly 100 years, Independence Day was an unofficial holiday. In 1870, Congress made it a holiday for federal employees — but they were not paid to observe our nation’s birth. Almost 70 years later, it became a paid federal holiday.

4th-hot-dogFestive Food July is National Hot Dog Month for a very good reason. According to  the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, July 4 revelers will consume about 150 million hot dogs — last year, 61 of those frankfurters went to Joey Chestnut, the winner of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY.

The 4th of July is one of our favorite holidays here at LTD Commodities, but we celebrate every holiday and every season with tips, ideas and products to make them memorable.

Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks for the Week for Product Picks for Sizzling Summer Savings

It’s hot, hot, hot! And so are the savings here at LTD! This week we’re thinking about grilling and going to the beach and e’ve selected a few things we think are useful for our favorite summer activities. Here are our Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks for the Week for Sizzling Summer Savings.beer-holster

Keep It Close Carry your beer around in personalized style with the Monogram Beer Holster. It keeps a 12-oz. bottle or can of beer right where it belongs…at your fingertips. Perfect for backyard BBQs and tailgating! Two snaps at the top allow you to loop it over your belt for quick and easy attachment. Any guy who loves to drink beer will love this — whether or not he likes to grill! terry-cover-up

Keep it Covered A Women’s All-American Terry Cover-Up is perfect for the beach or pool. The terry fabric is absorbent and comfortable. Slip into it after a dip in the water. You can even wear it as a casual outfit. The Terry Tank Dress has a shift dress silhouette with a relaxed fit and 2 side pockets. The Zip-Front Hooded Terry Cover-Up has a full-size hood, 4″ side slits and 2 front pockets. Day or night, it’s the dress summer calls for!


Keep It Sweet Heat up butter, sauces, chocolate and more in a Silicone Microwave Melting Jug. Crafted of heat-resistant material, it’s easy to use and clean. Soft jug is grippable so it won’t slip. Easy-pour spout prevents messes, and the lid allows you to refrigerate unused portions. Summertime treats have never been so sweet!


Keep It Cool Get noticed at your next party with a Novelty Kooler. This insulated foam kooler has a humorous design that keeps your drink refreshingly cold and your hand warm and dry. It holds 12-oz. cans and bottles. It’s the practical party favor — it’s reusable for hours of entertainment.

cowl-neck-topKeep It Cute Instantly update your wardrobe with a Women’s Cowl-Neck Duet Top. This lightweight, short-sleeved shirt comes with an attached camisole to provide full coverage and a flattering fit. Bright stripes make it perfect for summer evenings.

LTD Commodities has ideas and products to make every season more fun! From Christmas cocktail parties to summer road trips, shop LTD for great products and unbeatable prices.

American As Apple Pie: Types of Apple Pies to Serve for 4th of July

apple-pieThe 4th of July is just a few weeks away and we’re getting pumped the way only Americans can get excited! We’re draping our houses in patriotic decor and headed to baseball games to be as American as we can be. And of course there aren’t many things as American as apple pie — and it’s at the top of our 4th of July menus. But there are a few ways you can go about making apple pie. Here’s what you have to choose from:

Double-Crust A double-crust apple pie is what we think of when we talk about the All-American Apple Pie. It is, perhaps, the most difficult type of apple pie to make. What’s complicated about it is the top crust. It tends to puff up in the oven. While the crust expands from the steam, the apples shrink as they cook and the water evaporates. One trick to solve this problem is to cook the filling in a saucepan (and let it cool) before pouring it into the bottom crust in your pie pan. The top crust should settle nicely on the cooked apples so there isn’t a big air bubble when you serve your pie.

Lattice Top A lattice top apple pie is the most elegant-looking variety of our favorite confection. Basically, you form the dough into a lattice like you’d find around the foundation of your porch. It takes a bit of time and concentration to do it well, but all it is is dough cut into strips that are woven across the top of the pie and baked. The trick to make it pretty is to make your strips of dough the same size by cutting a strip of dough and tracing the rest of your strips using the first strip as your guide. You can make a lattice with as many or as few strips as you prefer. Wide or narrow, they both make beautiful pies.apple-pie

Dutch A Dutch apple pie is apple crisp inside a pie crust. It’s very difficult to mess up — place your apples (cooked or raw) along with the sugar and cornstarch into the bottom crust and top it with an oat, butter and sugar crumble topping. If you make only double-crust or lattice top pies, a Dutch apple pie might feel like cheating, but it’s just as worthy of your 4th of July table as the other pies.

Galette Apple galettes are both easy and elegant if you’re a master of making the slightly disheveled look purposely stylish. Galettes are free-form pies. The crust is laid out flat on a sheet pan — it doesn’t have to be a perfect circle — the filling is spooned into the middle (don’t pile it too high) and the edges are neatly folded in to look sort of like a fruit pizza. The result is rustic looking with the all-American flavor you expect from an apple pie.

Apple Brown Betty An apple brown betty is a cross between bread pudding and apple pie and just as tasty as both! Rather than a pie crust, you stir together cubed bread, diced apples, brown sugar, and butter. It’s a delicious dish and it doesn’t take 3 hours to make the way a double-crust pie does.apple-pie

LTD Commodities has recipes, ideas and products to celebrate any holiday and any season. From deviled eggs to accompany your grilled goodies to outdoor decor to make your barbecue memorable, shop LTD for products priced for fun.

Father’s Day: Our Favorite Daddy Blogs

fathers-dayAt LTD we love to keep up with all the mommy blogs — there’s a lot of good information, clever crafts and helpful tips that make running a household easier. But this weekend is Father’s Day, so we thought we’d shine a light on our internet dads! Here are some of our favorite daddy blogs that keep us informed and entertained.

DoubleTroubleDaddyDouble Trouble Daddy Double Trouble Daddy is the father of adorable twins. He has his work cut out for him and he shares his trials and triumphs through pictures, reviews and the occasional recipe. Packed with funny anecdotes, this daddy will keep you reading for hours.

sleepyparentsSleepy Parents Don’t be fooled by the name — this daddy blogger just wants to give credit due to his wife and mother of their four boys! They have more experience with children than most — as biological parents, adoptive parents and foster parents. With all the work they’ve done to achieve happy family status, dad share his tips, reviews and experiences to make us all better parents.

sunshinedadSunshine Dad Sunshine Dad is actually the dad who does it all! He’s the father of four, gardener, DIYer, product reviewer, and party planner. On top of all that, he shares his adventures both past and present but all with the goal of being a good dad. He contributes his knowledge to the world via the internet so we can all be good parents, too.

PlaidDadBlogPlaid Dad At Plaid Dad, Christian and Aaron focus on faith, family, food, and fun. They’re homeschoolers and share their wisdom on raising well-rounded kids to become extraordinary adults, but they add a little irreverence mixed in with helpful hints on making it as a dad.

rookie-dadThe Rookie Dad The Rookie Dad is the perfect combination of sweet and practical. In his post about his 4-year-old’s hermit crab, he gives a painfully charming account about explaining the death of a pet and the regret of not letting his son stroke a cat at the pet store. His stories are filled with lessons and supplemented with ideas and tips for making the most of fatherhood.

At LTD we celebrate every holiday and every season. From ideas for creating the perfect Father’s Day camping trip to decorating the Christmas tree, shop LTD for great products priced for fun.

Items We Adore: Product Picks for a Road Trip

It’s time to hit the road! Now that we don’t have to worry about hitting snow storms or driving while it’s too dark, we can finally take that summer road trip we’ve been planning since March. We want to be prepared, so we put together a list of products we won’t leave without that we think you might need, too. Here are this week’s Items We Adore: Product Picks for a Road Trip.camouflage-travel-collection

Trendy Travels Make a statement on your next adventure with the 3-Pc. Camouflage Travel Collection. The leaf print lets the world know you enjoy the outdoors, while the pink trim highlights your feminine side. The duffel bag has a side zippered compartment with outside slit pocket, a full-zip main compartment with inner zippered pocket and 2 shoulder straps. The tote has 2 inner slit pockets and a magnetic snap closure. Keep your makeup organized in the spacious cosmetic bag with full zip closure.Travel-pet-bowls

Pet Prerequisites The Waterproof Travel Pet Bowls are for pets and owners on the go. Collapse and zip them shut for travel, then unzip and open them into a double pet bowl for food and water. Made of ripstop nylon with authentic seat belt material plus a 2-ply waterproof PVC interior, it’ll last for years and stay in great condition. Perfect for hiking, camping, picnics and visiting family, it has a clip attached to secure it to a bag or belt for travel. tire-guage

Travel Tools 5-In-1 Digital Tire Gauge is everything you need for your car in 1 handy tool. Whether you’re just doing routine maintenance or are faced with an emergency, this is the tool to reach for. Digital tire gauge gives you a quick and accurate pressure reading, and the compass keeps you on the right path. Turn it over to use the built-in flashlight. The seat belt cutter and window smasher are designed to help free you from a car during an emergency. Fits easily in the glove box or tool kit.poncho-cover-up

Effortless Attire Bring boho style to the beach and beyond with an Embellished Tie-Dye Poncho Cover-Up. Flowy and lightweight, it features flutter sleeves and stitched detailing. The top is embellished with black sequins. Slips easily over your swimsuit and also pairs well with leggings or jeans. car-charger-splitter

Emergency Effects Plug this Car Charger Splitter into your car’s cigarette lighter socket and convert it from 1 to 3 sockets plus an additional USB port. It’s a must-have for families with multiple phones. Great for road trips! Universal design works in most cars. Triple socket with 12V/24V output.

LTD Commodities makes the most of every season! From products to get you going on your summer road trip to decorating for your fall festival, shop LTD for products priced for fun.

Inspiring Father’s Day Quotes

fathers-day-quotesIt’s June! That means outdoor summer fun for everyone, but it’s also the time we celebrate one special person in our lives: Dad. Father’s Day is June 21, but every day is a good day to think about how our dads have inspired us and impacted our lives. There are few words that can describe just how great a dad can be, but we found a few you might like here are 10 Father’s Day quotes to get you thinking about your own dad.

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” —Anne Geddes

“Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.” —Joseph Joubert

“Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.” —Reed Markham

fathers-day-quotes“There are three stages of a man’s life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.” —Author Unknown

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” —Sigmund Freud

“I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.” —Imelda Marcos

“My dad always said, ‘Don’t worry what people think, because you can’t change it.’” —Daisy Donovan

“My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.” —Pete Rose

“Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.” —William Hurt

fathers-day-quotes“When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed.” —Lou Brock

Words aren’t a substitute for a celebration, but here at LTD Commodities, we hope they inspired you to plan a memorable Father’s Day for your dad.

Summer Fun: Our Favorite Quotes About Baseball

baseballBaseball is America’s favorite pastime — it’s also summer’s most popular spectator’s sport. Now that the best weather of the year is finally here, we’re ready for a ball game. The game is special to so many people for many different reasons and it’s hard to put into words what baseball means to everyone, but there are a few people who can sum it up accurately. Here are our favorite quotes about baseball.

“Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.” -Bob Feller

“When baseball is no longer fun, it’s no longer a game.” -Joe DiMaggio

“One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something.”    -Nolan Ryan

“Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.” Ted Williams

baseball“Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It’s no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It’s a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.” Ty Cobb

“It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.” -Hank Aaron

“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” -Rogers Hornsby, Sr.


“If it weren’t for baseball, many kids wouldn’t know what a millionaire looked like.” -Phyllis Diller

“A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.” -Robert Earl Wilson

baseball“How to hit home runs: I swing as hard as I can, and I try to swing right through the ball… The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball, and the farther the ball will go. I swing big, with everything I’ve got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.” -Babe Ruth

“A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz.” -Humphrey Bogart

LTD Commodities is all about summer fun! From baseball games and sports to backyard parties, look to LTD to help you make the most of your favorite season!