The summer season is coming to an end. Soon it will be time to put away swim gear, shorts and sunglasses and start digging out sweaters, slouchy hats and scarves. Most of us haven’t put away our spring wardrobes and plan to use many of the same pieces of apparel for the colder fall months. However, fall fashion is much different from spring fashion in terms of materials, colors, cuts and accessories. Check out some of our new women’s fall fashion favorites for the upcoming season to save big while assembling some autumn outfits.
The dog days of summer are in full swing around the States. For most of us, it’s the final hot stretch of the season. Summer is on its way out and fall is getting closer. Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas. They’re going to be here sooner than we expect. While you start preparing for the dates further down the calendar, don’t lose sight of the important dates coming up this month. National Dog Day takes place on August 26th, giving pet owners a special chance to celebrate with their furry friend. Before you begin stringing together your Christmas list, check out some of our top dog toys, treats and training supplies to surprise your pooch.
Terrific Toys (and Where to Hide Them)
The Set of 3 Gigglers Dog Toys keeps your pup happily entertained for hours. Each critter makes a unique giggling sound when shaken. The battery-free toy also has rope legs for playing a fun game of tug-of-war.
Easily organize and hide your pet’s favorite playthings with the Dog Toy Storage Bucket. It has a soft-sided design and handles on the sides for easy carrying. It’s also collapsible for simple storage when not in use.
Tasty Treats (and How to Keep Them Fresh)
Give your good dog an early Christmas present with the 75-Pc. Gourmet Dog Treat Gift Box. These quality treats are made with 100% human-grade ingredients that are all natural and perfectly safe for your pooch.
The dog Treat Jar is the perfect place to store some of their favorite snacks. The 48-oz. jar adds a modern look and a cute dog-themed design to your countertop, complete with a bone-shaped lid and paw prints.
Training Gear to Make Your Life Easier
The Big Jaw Pooper Scooper takes the pain out of bending down to pick up after your dog. It’s lightweight, two feet long and has a convenient spring handle for one-handed operation. Handle has hole for hanging.
Make training your new pup a bit less messy with the No Skid Pet Bowl Tray. The tray has 4 nonskid floor grippers on the bottom, placeholders to keep bowls from sliding and room to collect spilled food and water.
It’s time to start getting ready for Halloween! Time for creepy costumes, ghoulish party gear and frightening kids from around the neighborhood. The decorations keep getting better year after year, making the friendly competition for most haunting house on the block even more difficult to win. Get the right stuff to make trick-or-treaters tremble and the Halloween decorations to create an unforgettable haunted house for your party.
Life-Size Climbing Zombies will make trick-or-treaters think twice about tiptoeing to your doorbell. Its freaky frame has metal hooks on the hand and foot for hanging. It can bend into different positions to fit your needs.
With sound and touch-activated sayings, creepy noises and flashing red eyes, a 71″ Hanging Talking Witch is the surprise factor your front porch needs to make it the spookiest on the block. Arms pose in any position.
The Interactive Skeleton in Hammock stretches your Halloween decor onto the lawn. The sound-activated design comes to life when trick-or-treaters pass with bone-chilling snoring and lifelike breathing movement.
Make your house the creepiest on the block when you hang the 7-Ft. Hanging Creature on your porch. The larger-than-life decoration is easy to install on the eaves of your house or in the branches of a large tree.
Haunted House Must-Haves
The Creepy Hand Wall Hanger is guaranteed to send shivers down the spines of your party guests. Its life-sized hands feature dark fingernails and veins that make it look like it’s coming straight from the graveyard.
Terrify party guests or the trick-or-treaters daring to venture onto your porch with the Barking Skeleton Dog. Sound and touch-activated, it unleashes a terrifying bark and its eyes light up when people get too close.
Haunting Halloween Decor is perfect for creating a spooky atmosphere. The Pumpkin Figure has posable legs. Lighted Haunted House adds a scary accent and the Halloween Wreath provides the finishing touch.
Finally, celebrate the funnier side of Halloween with the Sound & Motion Crashing Witch. Sound-activated, she screams and her legs start kicking as she says a number of phrases to liven and lighten up the party.
The Olympics are already underway and the opening ceremony takes place tonight. In the Olympic spirit of athletic competition, we’ve assembled some of our favorite kids’ athletic toys and adult athletic training gear.
Toys to Start Their Training
Boxing is one of the oldest and most honorable sports in the Olympics. Get your kid into fighting shape with this Standing Punching Bag Set. It features a built-in rebound and an adjustable height. For ages 4 and up.
Basketball and Soccer both have a unique history in the Olympics. Now your kid can stay up practicing their skills with a Franklin GLOMAX Ball. All are made of PVC, except for the basketball, which is made of rubber.
Get In Shape — Stay In Shape
It’s never too late to start getting your body in shape. Start your active lifestyle in a fashionable way with the Women’s Set of 2 Sporty Leggings. Each pair has a comfortable, spandex design and an elastic waistband.
Take care of your body after a long workout with the Hot/Cold Back Therapy Wrap. Its quilted design on the back keeps the beads evenly distributed. Just microwave or freeze the wrap and secure with fabric-magic.
Getting your house decorated for the holidays gets tougher and tougher as the months fly by. Soon summer will be over, fall will kick in, Halloween will transform into Thanksgiving and you’ll be left staring at the to-do list wondering how Christmas could really be a few weeks away. It’s easier to start shopping when the deals start popping up in summer. Explore LTD’s early Christmas bargains and save yourself some holiday stress.
Christmas Curb Appeal
The Light Flurries Outdoor Light Show accents the entire exterior of your home with a magical snowfall. Its self-contained design can be easily moved and set up in minutes. The rotating mirrored ball inside the unit reflects thousands of cascading snowflakes on solid surfaces. It covers up to 60 feet wide and 4 stories tall, has variable speed control and can be used inside as well. Put the true meaning of Christmas on display in your front yard with the 3-Pc. Solar Nativity Silhouette Stake Set. Mary prays over baby Jesus and Joseph is holding a solar-powered lantern that lights up the scene with an enchanting white glow. Decorated with red berries, natural pine cones and faux pine needles, the Holiday Monogram Wreath is exactly what you need to freshen up your front door for Christmas. The center monogram and burlap bow give it a personal touch.
Holiday Home Decor Favorites
Accent a staircase, entryway or almost any other flat surface using the Lighted Holiday Lamppost. Its lighted design adds holiday warmth to your Christmas decor and can easily serve as a focal point in any room. Get ready for a ton of compliments from guests during the holiday season when you set out the adorable Set of 6 Reindeer Tea Light Holders. Each metal reindeer has a spot on its back to hold the tea light or LED tea light candle of your choice. Keep your little herd together or split them up around the house. Nobody will be able to miss the bold and trendy Holiday Marquee Sign. The cheery sign illuminates with white light for a classic movie theater appeal. Incorporate it into your Christmas decor on any flat surface and spread holiday cheer.
The Star Wars craze hasn’t really slowed down since the first film was released in 1977. With the franchise rebooting in spectacular fashion last winter, an entire slate of new films already in the works and a stunning theme park under construction, the storied franchise isn’t going away. It’s already capturing the imagination of an entirely new generation. Stock up on some Star Wars gear for the new or die-hard fans in your home.
Great Gifts for Your Guy
The galaxy is never too far away when they’re wearing Men’s Star Wars Loungewear Separates. The short-sleeved t-shirt features a screen-printed design, while the fleece pants showcase vibrant photo-real images from the franchise. The Star Wars Absolutely Everything Book is the ultimate guide for new and avid fans of the movies. It makes it easy to explore the world of Star Wars through lively lists, interesting facts and more. It also features charts of the oldest Jedi, a list of Millennium Falcon owners, a diagram of Yoda’s apprentices and much more. Engaging graphics bring the Star Wars universe to life. Stay warm and transform into your favorite hero or villain in the Star Wars Character Comfy Throw. The ultra soft and luxurious fleece throw is designed to look like a full body figure from the franchise, and the oversized sleeves keep your arms free.
Franchise Fun for the Kids
Kids will love playing or cuddling up with the Star Wars Talking Plush. Press the button to hear some of the character’s unforgettable phrases or sounds. Yoda speaks several iconic phrases, Chewbacca growls and R2-D2 whistles. Darth Vader even showcases his famous breathing. The Ultimate Star Wars Book is a nice intro for young fans as well as a visually stunning encyclopedia for avid fans of the franchise. It’s beautifully illustrated and structured chronologically with key information about important characters and storylines. It also highlights events and insights about the making of the saga. Let your young Star Wars fans test their knowledge of the facts with the Licensed Trivia Box. It contains hundreds of questions to quiz and entertain.
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Remodeling your entire kitchen is an expensive venture, but most of us don’t need an entire overhaul for the new look we’re trying to create. Whether you’re adding a new feature like a backsplash and need some item to finish off your transformation, searching for some new countertop decor, or trying to add organization back into one of your most essential spaces, check out some of our favorite kitchen items to complete your vision.
Kitchen Goods Too Good to Hide
Display this Embossed Measuring Spoons with Stand on your countertop and be prepared for any cooking or baking prep right away. Each measuring spoon features a matching design and hangs from the stand for easy access. The finial on the stand coordinates with each spoon’s handle. Keep the stovetop and counter nice and clean while you cook with the Lid and Spoon Rest. It holds most lids, splatter screens and cooking tools, and it’s dishwasher safe for easy maintenance. Give your entire kitchen some down-home charm with the Country Kitchen Collection. Hang towels and utensils with the Wall Hooks. Hold up to 12 plates with the Dish Rack and set out some fresh produce with the 2-Tier Fruit Basket, which also has a hook for bananas.
Organized and Out of Sight
Easily organize items in your kitchen cabinet or pantry with the 2-Tier Multipurpose Cabinet Basket. The top is divided into three compartments, and the bottom has a sliding drawer. The plastic feet prevent damage to surfaces. Stay on top of your kitchen organization with the Set of 2 Snap-Fit Drawer Dividers. Quickly and easily find what you need when you use these dividers to sort utensils and more. Each snaps into place for easy installation, adjusts to your drawers and features nonslip foam grips on each end for a secure fit. Slide the Slim Can and Spice Rack between appliances, cabinets and other narrow spots for some extra storage in your kitchen. The wheels make it easy to push and pull, and the open shelves can hold a variety of items.
Many of our favorite school memories can be traced back to field trips. It wasn’t just because we didn’t want to be stuck in the classroom. Field trips are exciting because they introduce kids to new places, fresh ideas and interesting people. Even when school is in session field trips are few and far between. But summer is a great time to take kids on educational adventures. Pack up with this field trip checklist for summer discovery.
Take Notes, Snap Pictures, Learn Facts
Little explorers need something to jot down their ideas and favorite facts from their trip. Give them a Double-Sided Notepad or Refill Set to make it easy for them to take notes wherever they go. The attached pen is an awesome feature that keeps them from losing their writing utensil, and the sticky notes on the other side are great for when you need to make a quick list. If you’re kid is a shutterbug, give them a nice way to protect the camera they use every day with the Point and Shoot Camera Case. It has a soft interior to prevent scratches and a zipper closure for security. The Discovery Kids 5,000 Facts Book is filled with interesting facts that are great for keeping their mind sharp during car rides. They’ll learn about science, animals, space and more.
Store Snacks, Pack Lunches, Quench Thirst
Parents packing up for a long day need a convenient place to store their gear and a cooler for keeping food nice and cold. The Oversized Insulated Cooler Backpack has a fully insulated interior that can hold up to 24 cans in case you want to use it for tailgating as well. The cinched side pockets and zipper front pocket make it easy to store gear on the go. Keep healthy snacks handy and pack lunches in the 10-Pc. Colorful Locking Lid Storage Set. The clear containers have snap-on lids with flaps that fold down over the sides to lock. The silicone seal around each rim keeps food fresh. The Super Hero Water Bottle helps your kids stay hydrated anywhere. It features a licensed design, twist-off lid and a built-in straw with a folding sip tip to prevent spills.
Nothing cools us off better in the summer heat than a dip in the pool. Waterparks open doors early and don’t close until the sun goes down. Road trips end at sandy beaches lining oceans and lakes. Backyards simmer and neighborhoods are packed with kids trying to cool off in pools or sprinklers, armed with buckets of water balloons. Get ready for the heated days ahead with our swimming pool essentials for a splashing good time.
Entertaining Water Toys
Prepare for an epic water balloon fight in minutes with Bunch O Balloons Water Balloons. The 2-pack gives you 210 total balloons that fill up in seconds. Simply attach the clever design to your hose and fill everything at once. When you’re done, give the hose a gentle shake and the balloons tie themselves so you’re ready to go. Keep the water battle going with the TMNT™ Shell Water Blaster. Just fill the pack with water, place it on your back, pump and blast away. The straps on the back are adjustable, and the awesome shell design will make them feel like one of their favorite characters. Play long into the summer nights with the Banzai Set of 2 Flashing LED Beach Balls. The bright, blinking LED light inside the ball flashes red, blue and green when it is hit or bounced, and turns off automatically. It’s perfect for pool games, beach games or backyard games.
Lounging Around the Pool
Relax by the pool or beach in comfort with the Ostrich Folding Chaise. It has a face cavity with a horseshoe cushion, arm slots and an adjustable leg rest. Comfortably tan your back while being able to read a book or use your smartphone. It has a head pillow to help you relax on your back, and adjust to 4 different positions. Folds for compact storage and comes with a carrying strap. If floating on the water is more your style, try the Banzai Contour Cradle. The hammock-style has a porous bottom to keep you cool and allows your body to dip in the water. The perfect pool accessory for hot summer days, it also has relaxing head and leg rests. If you’re looking for a way to float on your favorite lake or river, end your search with the 53″ Rapid Rider Pool Float. Its mesh bottom keeps you cool while the built-in inflatable backrest provides support. The float also has two handles for safety, an all-around grab rope and two cup holders for enjoying a favorite beverage.
Summer is the busiest season of the year for parents of little athletes. Baseball, soccer and football are just a few of the major sports that require a big time commitment for families. Managing schedules and driving kids to their games is difficult enough. When you finally get to the field, it’s important to be comfortable. Gather up some of our game-watching gear to relax on the sideline or the bleachers and protect yourself from the sun.
Best Seat in the House
If you’re sitting in the bleachers, support your back the entire game with the 5-Position Reclining Seat. It has a sturdy steel frame that’s cushioned with high-density foam. Portable and lightweight, it has five adjustable positions for reclining. It folds flat for storage and has a shoulder strap for carrying. If you’re taking a seat on the sidelines, you can’t go wrong with the Zero Gravity Chair. Designed to cradle your body for a weightless feeling, it has a full range of motion that easily adjusts from an upright chair to a full reclining lounge. It boasts a heavy-duty steel pipe frame, has a removable headrest and folds flat when not in use. Another option for the sidelines is the easy-folding NFL Kickoff Chair. Lightweight and great for the constantly-traveling parent, it has a cup holder on the armrest and folds up into a carrying bag.
Surviving in the Sun
Shield yourself from the sun and watch in comfort with Women’s Embellished Sunglasses with Case. The glamorous sunglasses feature a sturdy frame with rhinestones that’ll keep you stylish the entire day. They come with a hard, zippered case and includes a cleaning cloth. Keep refrigeration at your fingertips on the sidelines or in the bleachers with the Collapsible Rolling Cooler. Fully lined and insulated to keep food and beverages nice and cold, it has a full zip cover for easy access to all your goodies. The sliding handle and wheels allow you to easily transport it from the parking lot. You may be cool watching the game, but your car has been sitting in the sun just as long. The NFL Universal Auto Sunshade protects your interior, blocking 99% of all UVA and UVB rays to maintain a cooler temperature in your car all day. The accordion design folds for storage. Fits most cars, SUVs and trucks.