The 4th of July is here! Across the country, friends and family are gathering to celebrate our independence with food, fun and fireworks. That’s exactly what our Founding Fathers wanted us to do on the day the Declaration of Independence was signed. But with all the fun and fireworks comes a bit of danger. Here are 5 fireworks safety tips to keep in mind while you’re celebrating our nation’s birthday.
Be Aware of the Law The laws around fireworks are different in each state. There are reasons for that — some have to do with safety, others have to do with land preservation but both are there for protection. Before you flick your lighter or strike a match, make sure you’re complying with local laws. It keeps the community peaceful and you won’t have to worry about police crashing your party.
Dress Appropriately If you’re working with fire, you have to work defensively. Make sure you’re not wearing loose clothing that can catch fire if the wind changes direction. Keep your skin and feet covered to avoid any close encounters with a flame or hot coal. The damage from burns largely depends on how much exposure you had to a flame or coal and having a layer between you and the flame may reduce your exposure time. What you choose to wear could be the difference between a superficial burn and a blistering burn.
Water Within Reach Make sure you have a fire extinguisher (and know how to use it) available before you start setting off fireworks. Keep a bucket of water nearby with a supply close enough that you can refill easily and quickly.
Use Common Sense You have to keep your eye on live fireworks at all times. This means give each explosive your undivided attention by lighting fireworks one at a time. Because you are the keeper of the fireworks, use protective eye wear to shield your eyes from rogue sparks. While your eyes are on the fireworks, make sure children don’t get their hands on any flammable items. Fireworks are dangerous by themselves, in the wrong hands they can be deadly.
Be an Observer The best way to prevent injury is to stay away from the fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fireworks caused more than 17,000 fires in 2011 that resulted in $32 million in damages. In 2013, fireworks caused more than 11,000 injuries — some from what we think of as “safe” fireworks like sparklers. There are hundreds of thousands of fireworks shows that are put on by professionals across the country. It’s much less dangerous for you to let the professionals do what they do best and enjoy the sparkling sky from a distance.
LTD Commodities wants you to have a fun and safe 4th of July! Put safety first for your celebrations and everyone will have a memorable holiday.
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.
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.
Light 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.
Grillin’ 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.
Chill 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.
Sort & 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.
It’s Friday and we’re ready for a good laugh here at LTD! Not only is it the end of the week, but it’s also National Humor Month. In honor of the weekend and National Humor Month, we scoured the catalog for some of our more hilarious items. Here are this week’s Items We Adore: Product Picks for National Humor Month.
Sip ‘n’ Snicker Show up to the next cookout with one of these Novelty Koolers and you’ll get an instant laugh! 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. Reusable for hours of entertainment.
Scratch ‘n’ Chuckle Get rid of those hard-to-reach itches and get a good chuckle with a Novelty Back Scratcher! Just imagine what the kids will think when you try to relieve your itch with this! Its offbeat look will appeal to outdoorsmen and its itch-relieving length and hilariousness will appeal to everyone. A realistic cold cast ceramic handle sits on one end of a rustic-finished metal shaft, with the scratcher on the other. The Bear choice has a wood handle. Also makes a great gag gift for the sportsman who can’t get rid of that hunting itch!
Silly Sleepwear For those guys who refuse to grow up, let them snuggle with their Angry Birds or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in these Men’s Licensed Fleece Lounge Pants! Now their cartoon and video game obsessions will end up in their dream… and keep them cozy all at the same time!
Ladies won’t feel left out of silly sleep with these soft and fun Women’s Licensed Footed Pants! They’re a playful update of a childhood favorite! Tiptoe around the house in these comfy loungers with the Pink Panther or the Grinch to protect your feet from the cold.
Canine Cracks What dog owner isn’t guilty of getting a little silly about their pup? Let them get a little sillier by wrapping them up in canine comfort with a Cozy Dog Breed Fleece Throw! A large, photo-realistic close-up favorite breeds fills the big, soft throw. Fleece construction will keeps a dog lover warm and laughing on a chilly evening.
LTD Commodities has all sorts of gifts for any occasion. Whether you need something practical for your DIY dad on Father’s Day or you need a gag gift for a co-worker’s birthday, shop LTD for hundreds of products price for fun!
It may not feel like it yet, but it’s spring and we’re moving forward as if it’s warm out! Our gardens are almost ready to go, but they’re going to need upkeep all summer long. To maintain the lush green leaves and violet and pink flower petals, we need a few gadgets — some you might not know about! Here are 5 gardening gadgets you didn’t know you needed.
Wonder Wheels Wheels make the garden green! Maybe not all wheels, but the ones on the Garden Scooter do! Sit comfortably while tending to your flowers and glide along to weed around your vegetables and say goodbye to the aches and pains from kneeling and squatting!
Worry-Free Watering Save your two-liter soda bottles to keep the soil around your plants moist even when you’re not around to water! The Set of 8 Sunflower Watering Stakes adds a little color and a lot of ease to keeping your plants healthy in the summer heat. Fill a plastic bottle with water, and screw it into the flower on the stake’s top. Then, push the spike into the soil to slowly release water into the ground to keep your flowers and veggies green and thriving. Fun and functional to keep your plants looking good.
Fun Feedings Need a little backyard entertainment while improving the lives of your furry friends? This Squirrel-A-Whirl Feeder spins with the squirrels’ weight, letting the little acrobats have some fun while grabbing a bite to eat. Attach corncobs, fruit or peanut butter to the 3 dowels. Keep a snack on hand with the Bag of Corn, which includes 12 ears.
Garden Guidance Garden guidance comes in the shape of frogs, owls or birds at LTD! These little guys protect delicate plants in your yard as Solar Lighted Hose Guides. Drag your hose through the lawn without worrying about damaging your flowers and veggies. That’s just during the day — at night these charming critters sit atop the stake to guard your lawn with a little light powered by the sun! Light shines through cutouts on the creature’s tummy.
Effortless Flowers Need an instant flower garden? Here’s your answer to bringing a garden to life with just the roll of a mat with the 3-Pk. Roll-Out Flower Gardens! Each flower mat is pre-seeded with over 1,000 premium wildflower seeds of many varieties. The mat is 100% biodegradable and can be cut to fit window boxes, pots and various-sized flower beds. Blooms germinate in 10-20 days and grow to be 6″-24″ high.
The first day of spring is here! We can already see some of the buds poking up from the ground and we can”t wait to get our hands dirty in the garden! This week we”re looking at all the things we need to make our gardens perfect — and we”ve made a list of a few of our faves! Here are this week’s Items We Adore: Garden Product Picks.
This futuristic Solar Orb Mobile is an interesting element for your outdoor decor. The shimmering orbs automatically light up at dusk. They”re surrounded by spinning rings. A solar panel at the top provides the power for the lights.
Gardeners and non-gardeners alike will love this Polanter Vertical Planter. It”s casino online easy to use, can be hung anywhere and needs less watering than hanging baskets and flower pouches. Use for flowers, tomatoes, strawberries, herbs and more.
The Set of 2 Wrought Iron Garden Trellises displays your climbing plants in an especially attractive way. The freestanding trellises, topped with a decorative finial, add a dramatic accent to your yard. Encourage climbing roses, ivy or other flowers and shrubs to cover the heavy-gauge, rustic-finished bars.
Maintain your plants indoors and out with a Set of 3 Glass Watering Stakes. Fill these clear, decorative figurines with water, then stake them in any potted plant. The watering stake drips water into the dirt, so your plant is always perfectly watered.
Twisted Garden Bell Tree enhances your garden with unique style and sound. It has 6 spiral wires adorned with multicolored acrylic beads and bells at the tips. When the wind blows, the bells create beautiful, harmonic sounds.
March is shaping up to fit the old saying “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” Of course we don’t know how the end of the month will be yet, but we can plan for the middle regardless of the weather. St. Patrick’s Day can help us survive the snow (or at least forget about it for a day) — and this week, we’re getting ready for it with our favorite holiday products. Here are this week’s Items We Adore: St. Patrick’s Day Product Picks:
Gnome with Interchangeable Holiday Hats wears a festive green jacket and carries a lantern. Display him bald with a frog on his head, add a leprechaun hat for St. Patrick’s Day or whichever season you’re celebrating!
Give your guests an Irish welcome with Spring Floral Swag. It features colorful blossoms and foliage cascading down from a themed image. For use indoors or on a front door protected by a storm door.
Indulge in delicious meals from the Emerald Isle with the Irish Cooking Recipe Book. It features over 75 sensational recipes for everyday family meals and special occasions. Learn how to cook classic dishes, tasty pub fare, hearty breakfasts, main-dish soups, homemade breads and more. You’ll find plenty of recipes to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or any day.
The Inspirational Irish Bracelet is a thoughtful gift of friendship she can wear year ’round. Various green, white, pearl, clear and silver beads make up the band with a dangling Celtic knot heart charm. Three large beads read “Friendship”, “Laughter” and “Love.” The gift box has a card inscribed with a heartfelt poem.
The Personalized Irish Plaque proudly puts your heritage on display. This charming wall decor features fun and traditional sentiments along with your family name. The wooden plaque is adorned with Celtic symbols, shamrocks and vibrant shades of green. Choices of two Irish Pub Signs, Irish Blessings, or Irish Family Wishes
New looks for the home are on the minds of LTD Commodities’ Pinterest followers. This month’s most popular pins are of unique accents that personalize a room in minutes. Create a spot for your beloved pet with a decorative gate, and get a start on this year’s outdoor renovation with a charming solar planter. Here are the Pinteresting Picks for February.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family and great values from LTD! Our customers are making Valentine’s Day a family affair, and it shows in our most popular items of the week. Teens will love little gifts like an animal print frame, and all ages will be proud to wear a sophisticated pendant that comes with a message of devotion. Decorate your kitchen for the holiday, and spend some time at home with a nostalgic puzzle. Here are the Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks for the Week.
Home organization definitely was on the minds of the followers of the LTD Commodities Pinterest boards this month. From a space-saving way to store your mops and brooms to creative ways to keep office supplies handy, LTD has dozens of ways to make your world less cluttered. Speed up your morning with a bathroom shelf with compartments for hair care supplies, accessories, and cosmetics. Store your kitchenware safely with our practical and pretty pan separators. Here are our Pinteresting Picks for January.
Mount the unique Store ‘N’ Slide™ in the pantry, laundry room, workshop or garage to store 5 long-handled items such as brooms, mops and dusters.
Spring is the perfect time to shake things up around your home. Whether you are looking for a big change in the living room or just some new bedding, LTD Commodities has what you need to refresh your space. Try some blackout patio curtains that look great while they help you control the amount of light in the room. Sink caddies organize your kitchen or bath, and you can add comfort to any floor with a runner designed to fit in a corner. Here are the Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks for the Week.