Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks for the Week for Thanksgiving Decor

harvest-owlIt seems early to be thinking about turkey and stuffing, but the holidays are going to be here before you know it! We want you to be prepared to be festive, so we pored over the catalog for all-things-Thanksgiving to make your home festive for the first big holiday. Here are this week’s Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks for the Week for Thanksgiving decor.

Owl Always Love Thanksgiving Plush Harvest Owl or Squirrel Decor features an irresistible animal figure dressed in fall colors and seasonal accents. The fabric elements include a stitched greeting of “Happy Fall” or “Happy Autumn.” Place the figure on a mantel, holiday table or wherever visitors are sure to see it.fall-wreath

Autumn Delights Celebrate the changing colors of the season with autumn wreaths and garlands. Hang a Wreath (approx. 21″ dia.) on the front door or any wall inside your home. The flexible Garland (approx. 60″) can be wrapped around a banister or draped on a mantel or shelf. Bursting with blooms, the Floral design also features faux greenery. Faux acorns and berries give a natural touch to the fiery leaf design.flameless-candle-gift-sets


A Warm Glow Enjoy your favorite scents without the danger of an open flame with the Flameless Candle 5-Pc. Gift Set. The beautiful set includes a scented LED pillar candle as well as 2 LED tea light candles with coordinating holders. Comes packaged in a gift box, ready for giving.

live-laugh-love-table-runnerLoving Thoughts An uplifting message accompanies your table settings with a Live-Laugh-Love Table Runner. The traditional checkered pattern goes with almost any kitchen or dining room decor. Its cheerful look also is perfect for everyday use. 13″ x 72″. Cotton. Imported.

harvest-led-lighted-decorAutumn Accents Harvest LED Candle Lighted Decor makes a beautiful seasonal centerpiece for fall’s holidays. Scrollwork cutouts cover the surface of a familiar autumn symbol. The LED flame shines through the pattern for a festive look, and can also be set to flicker. The top is decorated with leaves and stems. Each one has cushion pads on the bottom to protect tabletops and shelves from scratches. Requires 3 “AA” batteries. Includes an on/off switch on the bottom.

Halloween: Most Popular Costumes

halloweenWith Halloween just a few weeks away, people are starting to panic about coming up with the most clever, spectacular, weird, and scary costumes (read: no hobos, witches or ghosts!). Last year, according to Yahoo! the most searched costumes fall under the category of warrior: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, pirates, superheroes, Star Wars. But this year might be a little different. Maybe. According to Pinterest’s list of most popular costumes, this is what you can expect to see out trick-or-treating this year.


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Let the Force Be with You Not surprisingly, with the release of the new Star Wars movie in December, people are trying to come up with ideas to pay respect to the film franchise on Halloween. You may see a few more Princess Leias, Lukes and Yodas, but there’s a chance someone comes up with a costume for the new characters to be introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Livin’ in the ‘90s Noodle-headed Justin Timberlake, Puffy & J. Lo (in THE green Versace dress, of course), Jordan Catalano — they’re all people you might run into on October 31. Yes, it’s exactly what you think it means: people are looking for ways to re-live the 1990s on Halloween. That decade was packed with pop culture icons — let’s hope for something impossibly original. Six from Blossom, perhaps? Or how about Paulie Shore from Biodome? Maybe Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer? There are so many possibilities.

The Power of Inclusion You can’t really go wrong with group costumes. Pac Man by himself is fun; Pac Man and all of his ghosts is a party! There’s so much room for creativity with group costumes — Orange is the New Black, The Incredibles, a herd of My Little Ponies, The Seven Dwarves. You and your group can come up with something clever without putting too much thought into it,  but if you want to put thought into it, a good pun is always a hit.

superman-pajamasThe Power of Heroes If you had a superpower, what would you want it to be? In real life, it’s a hypothetical question, but on Halloween, you can have any power you want — as long as you dress the part of a superhero. Bat Girl, Superman, Thor — they all can give you the illusion that you have a superpower for one night. If you want to be super-clever, add a twist. For example, if you have two boys who both want to be Batman, let them both be Batman –only two different versions of Batman.  

Despicable Costumes There are dozens of characters in Despicable Me, but it seems being a Minion is the only choice for a costume. That’s good, because it’s a super easy costume to throw together at the last minute (if you’re a procrastinator). All you need is a pair of overalls (or jeans and suspenders), a yellow shirt and goggles. If you want to put effort into it, you can always make a paper mache head and paint it yellow.  

disney-princessLady Sovereign Who doesn’t want to be a princess? Disney certainly makes it tempting to fantasize about talking to animals, having the ability to create ice and snow or being able to swim with fish near the bottom of the sea. Though we all can’t be princesses, we can pretend for just one night by wearing big, flowing dresses and crowns.

Pick the right Halloween costume and let LTD do the rest! We’re just getting started on all of the holidays ahead — whether you need ideas for spooky snacks and dark decor to make your Halloween party haunting, or you want to get a jump on your Christmas shopping, shop LTD Commodities for fine products at discount prices.

Halloween: The Scariest Cemeteries in the Country

cemeteryHalloween is probably the biggest day of the year for fear of all sorts, especially if you’re near a cemetery. There are hundreds of superstitions surrounding graveyards and all things sinister inside. But some cemeteries are eerier than others, so we did a little bit of research to find the most chilling graveyards. Here are some of the scariest cemeteries in the country to get your fright night started!

Pennsylvania The Gettysburg Cemetery is near the south-central border of Pennsylvania in the town of Gettysburg. It was built to give a final resting place to the thousands of soldiers who died at the Battle of Gettysburg. People have reported seeing ghosts of men on horseback and lights flashing on and off in the fog. On top of soldiers, there is also (allegedly) a ghost who likes to help people with their photography. He’s known as the Helpful Hippy of Devil’s Den.

New York Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York has been around since 1838, but it is believed the land was haunted long before it became a cemetery. People have reported that the ghost of a woman and a child stand on the top of a hill to watch passersby. Others report the ghost of an old man that wanders the road just outside the cemetery. Fun fact: there are more people buried in the cemetery than live in the city of Rochester.   

Ohio Built in 1843, Dayton, Ohio’s Woodland Cemetery is one of the nation’s oldest garden cemeteries. It was originally in a very rural area where families buried loved ones who died young from diseases that have since been eradicated. However, one of the young inhabitants didn’t die from disease at all; he froze to death when he fell in a nearby canal. His trusty dog tried to save him, but couldn’t. Now the pair allegedly roam the grounds after dark. Others report talking to a teenage girl who sits on a tombstone.

In Orlando, Florida, the Greenwood Cemetery is the center of paranormal activity. It’s been around since the late 1800s and is the resting place for a number of the city’s mayors. It’s also where many children are buried because of its proximity to the Sunland Hospital. People report hearing music boxes and feeling the tug of a child on their sleeves. Ghosts of Confederate soldiers are said to be roaming the grounds at night as well.cemetery

Texas Belle Plain, Texas is a ghost town in the center of Texas. It was founded in 1875, but was abandoned by 1907 because railroad construction was re-routed away from the town. The cemetery is the only functioning piece of the town that’s left. People are still laid to rest there, but it was one of the first burials that gets the most attention. Legend has it that the father of a girl killed her boyfriend because he disapproved of their relationship. The girl later hanged herself at the boy’s gravesite. People say now you can hear her screams late at night.  

Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without a good scare! At LTD Commodities, we have all sorts eerie ideas and dark decor to festoon your home with fright! Let LTD help you make this the most haunting Halloween yet!

Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks for the Week to Keep You Snug

It’s October — we hate to say goodbye to sunny days by the pool and warm nights on the patio, but we LOVE to say hello to autumn! With the brisk days we’ve seen so-far, we know it’s just a taste of the wintry days ahead. That said, we’re gravitating to all-things cozy so we put together a list of things we can’t wait to cuddle up in. Here are this week’s Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks for the Week to Keep You Snug.luxurious-loungewear

Calm & Cozy Lounge in comfort with this Women’s Luxurious Plush Loungewear. The 2-Pc. Pajama Set features stylish polka dot pants and a pullover V-neck top with rib knit trim. An elastic waistband with drawstring provides a comfortable fit. The ultra cozy Plush Robe features a removable belt that is held in place with loops, and an inner tie ensures a secure fit. Keep your hands warm in the 2 front patch pockets. disneys-frozen-tapestry-throw

Snug, Never Frozen Cuddle your favorite Frozen fan in this adorable Disney’s Frozen Tapestry Throw! Filled with rich and vibrant color, it features characters from the movie. Looks great draped on a child’s bed or over the arm of a chair or sofa. Fringed on all 4 sides. 48″ x 60″. mens-jacket-camo-chest-wrmer

Comfy Camo This full-zip men’s jacket has a second full-zip chest warmer panel in a coordinating camo print for extra warmth. The relaxed-fit jacket features two pockets with camo print trim and a drawstring hood lined with the same camo. Has ribbed knit cuffs and waist. Cotton and polyester.camo-fleece-set

Cozy Camo Toddlers’ Camouflage Fleece Set will keep your little one warm and cozy while they play outdoors on cool days. The zip-up jacket has a hood and 2 front pockets. The matching pants have an elastic waistband for an easy fit. Both pieces are accented with the same solid color.velvet-throw

Cushy Covers Incredibly soft and comfortable, this 50″ x 60″ Plush Micro-Velvet Throw is a great gift everyone will enjoy. The luxurious throw adds an extra layer of warmth to wherever you’re lounging. Its silky feel makes it even cozier.


Pinteresting Picks for September

Whether it’s the season change or the holidays, we are getting sentimental for the few months ahead — and so are our Pinterest followers! From how we dress our feet to how we dress our walls, our pinners are starting to feel warm and fuzzy. Here are LTD’s Pinteresting Picks for September.rustic-star-home-decor

Pastoral Elegance Light your home with the country charm of the Rustic Star Home Decor. Accessories incorporate light into the design for a piece that is both beautiful and functional. Add your own tea light candles to the ready-to-hang metal Wall Sconce (21-3/4″ x 20-1/4″ x 2-3/4″). Features 5 glass cups hanging among the stars. Lighted Stars & Berries (14″ x 4-3/8″ dia.) accent piece features faux red berries, rustic stars and lights that you arrange yourself. Burlap covered vase with an attached rustic star adds to the country charm. On/off switch. Requires 2 “AA”

Permanent Sentiments Create a family keepsake with Holiday Handprint Wall Art. This piece makes a fun gift, or keep it as a one-of-a-kind decoration to enjoy for years to come. The wooden plaque has a template that becomes a wonderful holiday picture when you add your handprints. Simply use your own paint and your family’s hands to finish the image. Plastic cover protects the art. 12-5/8″ x 15-5/8″. Ready to hang.

metal-monogram-wine-corkCute Keepsakes Metal Monogram Wine Cork Holder looks distinctive empty or when filled with tokens from your favorite wines. When you finish a bottle, save the cork and add it to this letter-shaped frame. Start from the bottom and build your way up. Use a dot of glue on each cork for extra security. Ready to hang. 12″ long, each. Widths range from 7-3/4″ to 15-3/8″.

leg-warmersCute & Cozy Beat the cold weather with 2-Pair Leg Warmers. Not only do they keep your legs cozy, they also spruce up any outfit. Easy-to-wear accessories are perfect for layering and pulling over your heels or boots. They’re long enough to wear over your knees or they can be scrunched down to show off your legs. One size fits most. Acrylic. Imported.

ready-to-go-vanity-shelvesBeauty, Classified This wooden Ready-to-Go Vanity Shelf adds attractive storage and organization. Perfect for makeup, styling tools, accessories and more. The large, open middle compartment has a faux drawer side. Underneath it is a functional drawer perfect for smaller supplies. Three surface holes are sized for curling irons, a hair dryer or other appliances. 23-1/4″ x 9″ x 5-7/8″. Assembly required; assembly and mounting hardware included.

Halloween: Scary Movies that Are Not So Scary

Darkness is falling on us a little earlier these days with a familiar chill that gives you goosebumps — but the creepy-crawly feeling it gives you has nothing to do with the change in seasons. It means that Halloween is here! It’s the time of year people want to get scared and there are few frightening things to do that keep you within the safety of your own home — just in case you get too scared — but watching a scary movie is pretty safe as far as terrifying Halloween activities go. But just so you get the best of both worlds, we put together a list of scary movies to get you excited for Halloween that aren’t too scary.

The Addams Family The Addams Family has a way of being creepy and weird without being too frightening. Though having a disembodied hand as a servant may make your skin crawl, The Addams Family has a strong affection for all things terrifying, making their creepy quirks hilarious rather than grim and ghastly.

Hocus Pocus The Divine Miss M, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy play witches who rise from the dead — so how scary can it possibly be? Not very, but black cats and the dark arts keep it in line with Halloween and humor keeps the plot moving. There are a few gruesome ideas tossed around, but it’s all so over-the-top that it’s not going to give you nightmares.

Tower of Terror Steve Guttenberg and a young Kirsten Dunst try to unlock the mystery of a haunted Hollywood hotel. Five ghosts are trapped between two worlds — with a few tricks and well-timed treats, the spirits can be freed, but not without the help of the Guttenberg-Dunst team. It’s a little scary with a lot of supernatural themes, but it’s up to you how much a movie based on a theme park ride can terrify you.

Sleepy Hollow The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is scary enough, but with Johnny Depp as the star and Tim Burton as the director, prepare for something sinister. It won’t keep you up at night, but as Depp playing Ichabod Crane, it keeps you on the edge of your seat with gruesome tales as Crane unravels the mystery of the Headless Horseman.

Beetlejuice Trapped in their farmhouse as ghosts, a dead New England couple, too sweet to scare a fly, try terrorizing the family moving into their bucolic home so they don’t become permanent residents. When their efforts are dismissed, they call on Beetlejuice to get the job done. Like Hocus Pocus, it’s gross and shocking, but humor keeps it from getting out-of-control ghoulish.

Young Frankenstein Young Frankenstein isn’t really scary at all. With Mel Brooks as the director with help writing it from the star, Gene Wilder, it’s a comedy packaged in a scary box. It’s a twist on Mary Shelley’s creature that has survived more than two centuries in books and films. Young Frankenstein is mostly weird, sometimes perplexing but always hilarious. Particularly with Peter Boyle as The Monster.

Frightening or fun, LTD Commodities has ideas and products to help you make the most of your Halloween! From sinister snack ideas to dark decor to make your house haunting, shop LTD for inspiration to make your Halloween horrifying!

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

novelty-pillowsIn just a few days we say farewell to summer. We’re sad to see it go, but we have so many things to look forward to in the coming season! Cooking, cuddling up on the couch, and enjoying company indoors. So this week we came up with a list of things to keep us comfortable and entertained for the next few seasons. Here are this week’s Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks for the Week.

Cuddly Cuisine Snuggle up with a Novelty Shaped Pillow that’s made for a larger-than-life appetite. It takes the shape of a favorite food or dessert. It’s filled with soft polyfill, making it the perfect place to rest your head. Throw it on the bed or on a chair in the family room.talking-head-knockers

Talking Heads A collector’s item, a Jeff Dunham Talking Head Knocker is a fun accent for a desk or tabletop. Speaking some of his best-known phrases, each talking head is a character from this ventriloquist comedian’s show and speaks some of his best-known phrases. “Walter,” the old man who says what we’re afraid to say, utters 10 phrases. “Peanut,” the endearing and lovable screwball, says 11 phrases. “Achmed,” the dead terrorist, speaks 10 different phrases. Makes a great novelty gift for any Jeff Dunham

Step Up 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.womens-knit-dresses

Cute & Cozy The stretchy fabric of this lightweight Women’s Knit Dress ensures you a perfect fit. The comfortable shift dress features a large medallion print accented with rhinestones for a sparkling effect. It has a wide scoop neckline and 3/4-length sleeves. Wear it all year ’round for casual or dressy occasions. Due to the characteristics of the printed fabric, placement of the pattern on the sleeves may vary.colorful-knives

Cute Cutlery Enjoy professional quality at a value price with these Colorful Nonstick Cutlery Sets. Each utensil features a stainless steel blade with a colorful nonstick ceramic coating. The polypropylene handle has a nonslip comfort grip for ease of use. Knives each include a matching sheath. Serrated Spreaders, 4″ blade, each. Paring Knives, 3-5/8″ blade, each. Chef Knives, 4-1/2″ blade, each. Each set includes blue, purple, green and orange.



9 Things to Do Before the First Day of Fall

Though we are beyond Labor Day, we still have a few days left of summer — and at LTD, we’re not quite ready to let go of it yet! We need one last hurrah for our favorite season so we came up with a last-minute bucket list to enjoy it. Here are 9 things to do before the first day of fall.hammock

Take a Nap in a Backyard Hammock There are only a few days in the year that you can sit outside and enjoy the sunshine — why not take it in while you nap? Everyone deserves a break, you may as well take it in a hammock while it’s nice outside.

Eat Ice Cream Soon it’s going to be way too cold to even think about putting ice in your soda, let alone eat a bowl of frozen goodness. Make sure you get your fill of your favorite ice cream before the temperature starts to drop! If you’re really ambitious, make ice cream. Check out Smart Savvy Living’s recipe to make ice cream without an ice cream maker.

cubsRelax at a Beer Garden Though beer gardens are where they celebrate Oktoberfest, it’s not always realistic to sit outside and drink beer in the fall. For the brave, it’s fine, but for others, sipping on a cold beer outside can only happen when it’s warm outside.

Go To a Baseball Game The baseball season is so long we take for granted that there are so many games and forget to go. There are few experiences that make summer special more than hearing the crack of the bat and enjoying a hot dog at a ballpark. Do it while you still can!

Canoe/Kayak/Tubing Did you forget to have your lake/river adventure over the summer? If you did, it’s not too late! But it will be very soon… pack up the car or sign up for a tour and get in the water before it’s too cold to dip your toes in it!NFL-apron

Have a Cookout If you didn’t grill quite as much as you’d like to this year, now’s the time to light that fire! It just so happens that September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day, so if you want to knock out two birds with one stone, this is your chance.

Watch the Sunrise Though it’s not as difficult to watch the sun rise in the winter because it rises later, it’s rarely as spectacular or meaningful as being able to do it when the air is still warm and it’s comfortable to be outside in the early morning. If you haven’t done it yet, find the best spot in your city to watch the world wake up.

flowersPick Flowers The last of the summer blossoms are fading quickly! Pick them while they’re still full and colorful (from your own garden, of course). Dry them or press them and save them for fun winter craft projects to pass and brighten the cold days ahead.

Get a Game of Kickball Going Kickball is a game that just about anyone can play — it doesn’t require a lot of athletic agility or skill — so it shouldn’t take too much coaxing to get your family and friends together to spend one of your last sunny weekends outside!

While we’re going to miss summer, everyone at LTD Commodities is excited to welcome fall and celebrate all the holidays ahead! Shop with us for fun products to make the season a little bit brighter!  

Fall Weddings: Tips for Surviving the First Year of Marriage

fall-weddingFall is inching its way toward us with the cool breezes and changing leaves. With change all around, it makes it a beautiful time for a wedding and the transitions that come with it. But those transitions in the first year of marriage can be tough to manage, so we came up with a few ideas to get through the tougher times to make your life-long commitment a happy one. Here are 9 tips for surviving the first year of marriage.  

“We” Think in terms of “we” rather than “me.” Remember this is a partnership and you’re no longer doing what’s best for you, you’re doing what’s best for you and your partner. When you work together as a team, you’re streamlining what needs to get done and making the structure of your marriage stronger.  

Common Goals Know what your priorities are and that they are aligned with your spouse’s priorities — kids, money, ambitions. If you don’t have common goals, you may end up growing in different directions. When you’re not staring down at the same destination, you may just end up in two different places.

Bend When you are in a relationship, you continue to grow as a couple and that requires flexibility. If you’re flexible, you are open to change and are able to adapt to the good things as well as the not-so-good things.

fall-weddingNo Tallies As with any relationship, expect disagreements. Every couple fights, but a fight is not the end of the world or your relationship as long as you don’t keep score. If you keep score (tallying what your partner does wrong and what you do right), it’s like planning a fight; you want to keep your thoughts and actions to be positive to keep your marriage thriving.

The Faults in Our Spouses Resist pointing out what your spouse is doing wrong. No one likes to be criticized — any negative ideas and thoughts between you and your partner only get worse when one person nags the other person. Try to be constructive about how you communicate your needs and wants and remember to forgive.

The Faults in Ourselves Take responsibility for your actions. No matter how bad your partner may hurt you, the only thing you can control about the relationship is your actions. If you do something to upset your partner, apologize for your misdeeds and move on. If you recognize your own faults, it’s hard for others to stay mad for too long. And remember to ask for forgiveness.  

Pause When something gets you worked up, pause before you react and remember to pick your battles. Though something might set you off, it may not be something worth fighting over. If you take a moment to think about what the problem is and what’s at stake, you may be less likely to turn a little bump in the road into a catastrophe.

fall-weddingYou’re #1! Be selfless, but remember to put yourself first. You have to be happy with you and all that you do before you can be happy with anyone else.

Marriage Is a Full-Time Job Work on your marriage every single day. We exercise, eat well and take showers every day to take care of ourselves; our relationships need daily maintenance to thrive, too.

A happy home is our top priority at LTD Commodities. Whether you need holiday decor to make it more welcoming or you’re looking for games to play on date night, we have hundreds of products to build a place you want to live and grow as a family.


Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks for the Week for the Changing Seasons

Labor Day has passed and the next big holiday is Halloween — a lot happens between those two days and most of the change revolves around the seasons. We welcome the cool weather, but not without being completely prepared. Here are this week’s Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks for the Changing Seasons.

plush-micro-velvet-bed-blanketsCuddle Up The silky soft Plush Micro-Velvet Bed Blanket is a cozy solution to chilly nights. The luxurious blanket is perfect for cuddling up or for adding extra warmth to your bed. Its luxe sheen gives your bed an elegant look. The twin size can also double as an oversized throw.

foam-bath-runnerSoft Touch Step onto luxurious softness after your shower or bath when you place this Plush Foam Bath Runner in front of your tub. It absorbs water quickly, keeping your feet and floor dry. The soft foam insert cushions your feet while you get ready for the day. The nonskid backing prevents the runner from slipping.

scented-flameless-candlesA Warm Glow This Set of 3 Scented Flameless Candles gives you holiday style at an unbeatable price. The graduated-size candles add a warm white glow to a room’s ambiance as well as a seasonal fragrance. Made of real wax, these candles will make your whole year merry and bright. Great for homes with kids or pets.

mens-flannel-pjComfy Pants
Relax in the soft warmth of a Men’s Set of 3 Plaid Flannel Pants. For lounging around the house or to make bedtime a little warmer, this value-priced set includes 3 different plaid patterns, all with the cozy style you’ll wear all winter. Each pair features a drawstring elastic waistband and 2 side pockets.

licensed-throwsSnug as a Bug Add personality to a child’s room with a Licensed Character Plush Fleece Throw. With a colorful image of a favorite character, it’s sure to delight your little one. Super-soft and vibrant throw is just the right size for snuggling or sleeping.