The Fall Transition: Wearing White After Labor Day & More

The summer-to-fall transition usually happens slowly. Cold weather starts to sneak up on us, but we ignore it for as long as we can, along with the strange fashion advice that sticks in our minds after Labor Day. The good news is that winter is still a few months away. Start thinking about the fall transition for your wardrobe and your home with advice on wearing white after Labor Day and tips on bringing your garden indoors.

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White After Labor Day and Other Fashion Rules You Can Break
Wearing white after Labor Day has been a no-no in the fashion world for decades, but if asked why, many people wouldn’t know the reason behind the strange end-of-summer rule. Get the skinny on the Labor Day debate origins and tips on other fashion rules you can break as you start assembling your fall wardrobe.

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Acceptable Ways to Dress Your Home In White After Labor Day
We’ve all heard the famous warning: don’t wear white after Labor Day. But interior design standards are a little different than strict fashion tips. Learn about the most acceptable ways to dress your home with white after Labor Day, from shades to textures to interesting autumn accents with this home decorating advice.

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Indoor Potted Plant Caretaking Tips
One day your houseplants are in bloom, and the next they’re wilting and dropping leaves. The trick to keeping indoor plants happy and healthy is to pay attention to their basic needs. Get to know these five indoor potted plant caretaking tips to help indoor flowers and greenery thrive in your home this season.

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Dangerous Indoor Plants to Keep Pets Away From
Many owners pay close attention to what they feed their pets to make sure they aren’t eating anything dangerous, but the food you put in their bowl isn’t always the only thing they’re consuming. There are several common plants pets shouldn’t eat. Before bringing your garden inside, review these plants.

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.

5 Ideas to Make Your Labor Day Staycation Fun

Labor Day is just a few weeks away — if you haven’t started planning a weekend trip, maybe you should sit this holiday out. But you can still make it a vacation without going anywhere. Here are 5 ideas to make your Labor Day staycation fun.gazebo

Breakfast Picnic There won’t be many more days you can enjoy the weather in the park, so a picnic may be in order. To make it special, make it a breakfast picnic! Bake a few muffins the night before to have as you sip coffee from a thermos as the sun rises. If you’re not a morning person, a midday or evening picnic is just as fun, but it won’t be as much of an adventure.

Drive-in Movie Drive-in movies used to be the thing to do on Friday nights in the summer, but the number of drive-ins that still operate is dwindling. But that makes the experience all the more exciting! Not only do you get to watch a movie from the comfort of your car, but you get all the convenience of the movie theater concessions stand outside! You may have to do a little research and a lot of driving to get there, but it’s worth the adventure.campfire-cookout

Campfire Cookout A campfire cookout isn’t a barbecue. Rather than pulling out the grill, make a fire pit and make dinner like you’re in the deep woods of Maine for the weekend. Make hobo dinners, hot dogs on skewers and roast marshmallows for s’mores. It provides all the entertainment of camping without having to actually camp.

Backyard Carnival If your kids have a lot of friends in town, host a backyard carnival! Rent a bouncy house, get other parents involved to set up different stations for crafts, face painting and cookie decorating. Keep it simple so you don’t have to do too much planning, setup or cleanup. Just make it a day of fun before the kids have to buckle down for the year to study.Stargazing

Stargazing You can stargaze just about any time of the year, but there are only so many nights that it’s warm enough to be comfortable outside at night. Labor Day weekend is an ideal time to take an evening to look at the stars. Saturday, September 6 happens to be International Observe the Moon Night, but Mars and Saturn should be visible as well.

LTD Commodities has everything you need for every holiday and every vacation. Whether you need blankets to snuggle in while you’re stargazing or you’re looking for kitchen gadgets to perfect your Christmas dinner side dishes, shop LTD for great products at practical prices.

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

We have less than a month until Labor Day. While we’re trying to cram last-minute summer activities to enjoy the weather and time off, we also need to start planning our last weekend of summer. Whether you’re taking off for that last gasp of summer or you’re sticking around for a cookout, we have loads of items to make your Labor Day memorable. Here is this week’s Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks for the Week for Labor Day.owl-luggage-set

Travel in Style Your young one will travel in style with the 2-Pc. Kids’ Fashion Luggage Set. They will have everything they need for a family vacation or trip to grandma’s house. The travel tote features a front pocket and an open interior for storing books, toys, a tablet and more. A 4″-16″ adjustable body strap and 2 handles makes carrying easy. The rolling suitcase features a roomy interior with elastic straps to hold everything together and a front pocket that holds miscellaneous items. A 13″ telescopic handle and 2 wheels allow for easy pulling. Both luggage pieces have secure zipper closures. trunk-organizer

Practical Travel Aids Banish messy trunks with a Collapsible Trunk Organizer with Removable Cooler. Use all 3 compartments to store maps, emergency supplies, shopping bags and more. Or, use one of the compartments to hold the removable cooler. Fully insulated, the cooler has room for snacks and drinks, a full-zip closure and a handle. The organizer has pockets on both ends. Both the organizer and cooler fold for compact storage. fishing-rod-case

Fishing on the Fly This Fishing Rod Case is a must-have organizer for anyone who loves to fish. The case holds 5 rods on the outside, plus more rods and equipment on the inside. The exterior features pockets on the bottom and padded straps with fabric-magic at the top to secure and protect the 5 rods. The rod case also features a quick fastener strap that secures gear during transport. A zipper on the side provides easy access to the large inner storage compartment. Also has a huge exterior pocket with fastener for banksticks and essentials, plus a padded adjustable shoulder strap and carrying handle. table-top-caddy
Convenient Condiments The Black Scroll Tabletop Caddy lets you organize and display mealtime extras in a convenient and portable powder-coated wire basket. The slotted handle of the Condiment Caddy holds menu cards for your events. The divided Cutlery Caddy has 4 compartments for easy utensil organization. towel-for-two

Towel for Two After taking a swim, wrap yourself up in a Colorful Dog or Cat Beach Towel. The 28″ x 58″ Towel is great for a quick dry off. The 54″ x 68″ Towel for Two is big enough to share. Fiber-reactive towels will not fade or bleed in the sun or wash.