Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks For The Week

why limit happy to one hourAnother week is over and it is finally time for the weekend! We think Fridays should be reserved for fun and relaxation, which is why we’re highlighting the perfect happy hour essentials for Friday happy hour at home. You don’t have to get dressed up; you don’t have to worry about crowded bars, and you don’t even have to put on real pants! Change out of those uncomfortable shoes immediately and kick up your feet for a fun happy hour at home. Now’s the time to send the invitation around to your favorite happy hour crew and have them join you at home for a relaxing night with your favorite friends.

Frosted Fun Stem-Less Wine Glasses

Stems make your glass look classy and elegant, all while trying to disguise the fact that you’re going to down that Chardonnay long before it gets warm. Ditch the stem and opt for these fun stem-less wine glasses instead. They’ve got great phrases like, “Why limit happy to one hour?” and “Drinks well with others.” The frosted sheen is perfect for hiding drying water droplets so you don’t have to worry about polishing them before placing them out on the table. They’re also great for serving fruit juice on the rocks and soda for the drivers.

Prescription Bottle Kooler

We love these great novelty coolers for keeping your beer cold and the mood light. Perfect for hiding a cheap-o bottle of beer, or for enhancing the humor of any beer you’ve got! We love the Prescription Bottle cooler, because self-medicating is what happy hour is all about, but you can grab the whole set of four and let your guests decide.

Playing Card Set Tin

Start up a friendly game of cards with The King himself this weekend using these great playing cards. Go ahead and make up a drinking game, or just play a few rounds of everyone’s favorite poker game. You deserve the opportunity to unwind with a little interesting competition.

Can Dispenser Shelves

If things are getting really out of hand on Friday, you’re sure to run out of classy wine and bottled beer. You might want to grab a box of wine just in case, and you’re definitely going to need back-up cans of beer. Well, what better way to keep those cans of beer cold than nestled together in the fridge on these can dispenser shelves? And, if you’ve got a few designated drivers in the bunch, this is a good place to store the soft drinks for the sober ones.

Party Snacks Cookbook

No happy hour is complete without the right spread of delicious snacks, and we recommend checking out this Party Snacks Cookbook for some great ideas at a bargain! With great snack-attack selections like stuffed mushrooms and veggie quesadillas to BLT bites and sweet peanut butter cup popcorn, you’ll never want to leave the house for happy hour again! (And, if you’re a guest for an at-home happy hour, all of these Party Snacks recipes travel well!)

Hors D’oeuvres Baking Set

Last but not least, you can make anything into fun bite-sized happy hour snacks with this great hors d’oeuvres baking set. Make your own little brownies, mini muffins, baked Brie bites, or stuffed spinach-artichoke sliders for your happy hour get-together. Everyone will love the tiny hors d’oeuvres and this baking set makes preparation a breeze! Now get outta here and enjoy your Friday!

Items We Adore: LTD Product Picks For The Week

silhouette garden planterWe see clearer skies and warmer days ahead, so today’s picks are all about your garden! It’s time to start thinking about the best ways to get things blossoming this year, and LTD Commodities can help! Here are our weekly picks for items to spruce up your garden this spring!

Silhouette With Wagon Planter

Set the right tone in your garden with this perfectly adorable silhouette with wagon planter! You can choose from either a boy riding a tractor or a girl with a bonnet pulling the wagon. You simply attach the silhouette to the planter and it looks like he or she is pulling your planter! We love the cute nostalgic charm this planter brings to the garden, and think everyone should have one on his or her spring decorating list!

Solar Metal Garden Birds

Want to get a little tropical in the yard without resorting to plastic flamingos? How about these cute solar metal garden birds instead? You have the choice of a cool blue peacock or a warm coral flamingo, both with glowing orbs that run on solar power! The panels save up the sunlight during the day, and then the solar power is used to light the orbs at night. This is the perfect addition to gardens that do a lot of evening entertaining!

Boy & Girl on Bench Garden Statue

We just had Valentine’s Day, but how cute is this bench garden statue? Reminiscent of the old Precious Moments knick-knacks, this statue is a cute addition to any garden décor. This detailed statue is durable cold cast ceramic, so it will surely outlast every plant in your garden! Set it up near your flowerbeds for the perfect effect.

Hanging Animal Bird Feeders

Do you like the sound of birds chirping in your garden? Are you always trying to feed your feathered friends? Whether you’re a bonafide bird-watcher or not, these great hanging bird feeders are perfect for every bird lover. Coming in a number of different animal shapes, including a frog, fish, and ladybug, these great feeders add the perfect touch of fun to any garden design.

Pocket Hose Ultra

Now that we’ve got the garden décor items covered, it’s time to talk about function! We love this pocket hose, which is available in both 50-foot and 75-foot versions. This clever hose features and expanding accordion design, so it fits perfectly in small spaces, but expands when in use. Made from rubber, nylon, and plastic, it is stronger than traditional hoses, and never kinks or knots while you’re trying to use it! When the dry summer weather arrives, you’ll be so glad you ordered one of these!

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

Happy Valentine’s Day! The day of love is here, so how could we not focus on our favorite fun and romantic items today? We really hope that you aren’t scrambling for gifts and ideas this morning, because you should already have everything wrapped and ready for a big night ahead! Here are some of the great items we’re using today for a romantic evening, or gifting to our loved ones tonight.

owl always love you!Give a Hoot Sentiment Wall Art

We all know that owls are adorable, and these cute sentiment wall art pieces are a great gift for your significant other, your kids, or your fun-loving parents. We love these as gifts for ourselves too! Choose from “Owl Always Love You,” and “I Love You To The Moon and Back.”

Marla Rae Wedding Frames

This creative Love Frame is a great gift for the newlywed couple still trying to frame a few of their wedding pictures! It’s a really unique way to display any 8×10 photo at home. We really love this one as a gift for your sweetheart no matter how long you’ve been married. You can choose from the sign language LOVE or the hands making a heart for whichever fits your home best.

Kitchen Krumblers Apple Cinnamon Dessert Candles

What better way to set the mood than by turning off the overhead lights and lighting a few scented candles? We love the soft glow of the flickering candlelight and the amazing scents available with the Kitchen Krumblers Dessert Candles! Who needs to make cinnamon apple pie when you’ve got these amazing candles?

Simmering Fragrance Chips and Warmer

Not into the whole flickering candlelight thing? Many of us have young kids and pets wandering around the house, so an open flame just isn’t going to cut it! You can still have the beautiful scent of candles for a romantic evening without the actual flame with these simmering fragrance chips and warmer! You can even trick your loved ones into thinking you’ve baked oatmeal cookies with their Oatmeal Cookie scent!

LOVE Sheets Sets

Seasonal sheets are such a fun way to spruce up the bedroom, and we are digging these adorable LOVE sheets sets for young girls this February! Pair it with an ombre pink comforter, or even a white duvet to keep the pink a little more muted. Fun and funky!

Peace, Love, & Cupcakes Beauty Sets

We love these adorable Peace, Love, & Cupcakes sets of lip-glosses, shower gels, or body mists for the young girls in our lives. These beauty sets are our go-to gifts for nieces and daughters this Valentine’s Day, and we’ve even seen girls split them up to pair with a Valentine’s Day card for all their female friends. You can get a single pack, or grab the whole bunch!

If you see something here you love – you can always order it to give as a late gift, or pack it away for next year’s Valentine’s Day!

3 Ways to Battle the Cold Winter Air

It’s bad enough winter brings in super cold temperatures, but the cold wind can do a number on your skin. We’ve got a few tips up our sleeve to help you battle the cold air this winter.

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1) Upgrade Your Face Masks & Lip Balm

Super windy conditions in places like Chicago cause a lot of cracked lips and dry faces. Rather than hoping your normal moisturizers and creams will protect you, supplement them with rejuvenating facemasks to replenish your skin’s moisture barrier. Look for those that contain healthy-skin ingredients like honey, rose hip oil, beeswax and purified bee venom, and Shea and cocoa butters.

Tip: Skip the face toner and harsh face wash and use a gentle cleanser instead.

When it comes to your lips, you might want to skip the lipstick altogether, because it has a tendency to dry out those beautiful puckers of yours. Instead, go for standard jellies like Vaseline and Carmex, or tinted and flavored balms that use essential oils. The oils will nourish and moisturize to avoid cracked lips, to leave them feeling firm and soft.

2) Rich Body Cream

Although you might not have many inches of arms and legs exposed while outdoors, the cold winter air can still do a number on your skin. Invest in a high-quality concentrated body cream with Shea butter, honey, oatmeal, almond butter and natural oils. The best way to get more moisture into your dry skin is to lather it up with natural balms and products, and let the lotion sit on your skin to soak in, so only rub it in about 80-90%. Many chemicals in beauty products have the opposite effect – they end up drying out your skin, or leaving a greasy film.

Tip: Skip the shower gel during winter if it contains alcohol, and opt for Maternity skin care brands with coconut milk and other creams.

If your hands and feet are really feeling the effects of the cold winter air, lather them up with either a gentle aloe lotion or an all-natural body cream, and then wear socks and gloves for 30-60 minutes or overnight to let the moisture really set in.

3) Bundle Up – Beauty Before Fashion

Sure, that awesomely warm pea coat looks fantastic, but is it protecting your skin from the cold? Look for winter jackets and snow-coat shells that are specifically meant to block the wind. We recommend layering an outer shell from a ski jacket over your fashionable coat to keep out the wind and protect your skin, then just remove the outer shell and tuck it away when you get to your destination.

Tip: Buy a size-too-big windbreaker or raincoat to wear over your winter coat to make sure the wind stays out. You might feel excessively bundled, but your skin will thank you!

When you bundle up to head out the door, make sure you remember to take care of your neck, chest, hands, and head! Scarves can really help protect the majority of your face if you walk to public transportation, or you can always go for the ninja look with a high-end facemask. Hats are a great (and fashionable) way to keep your hair and scalp from drying out completely in the wind.

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LTD Website Facts You Might Not Have Known

Do you ever go online and just ask any random question and see how many results you get?  You could sit there for endless hours or days and learn so many things you wanted to know and maybe some that you didn’t want to know.  That is what is so fun and exciting about going online. Stay in your jammies, grab your coffee and get comfy and open that vast world of everything.

You love to shop here, but didn’t you ever have a question about LTD that you didn’t know the answer to?  Well we have an answer for that too with some LTD facts you might not have known.

Company Mission Statement

Most if not all companies have one and I have to say, ours is pretty exceptional.  To the right of that, we have our Better Business Bureau (BBB) accreditation logo, then our Norton Security, our 115% lowest price guarantee, our wonderful BBB Torch award stamp and PayPal.

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Just click on any of these images on our website and you will learn more.  For example: if you did not know that we won the 2013 BBB Torch award or would like more information on the Torch award.

Offers and Previews

Next we have our Sign- up for Exclusive offers and Previews.  Now who doesn’t want that? We all love to find a way to save and this is it! Sign up now and you will get all of the latest at LTD Commodities.

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FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions

Our frequently asked question (FAQ) section located at the bottom of our page holds a variety of questions and their answers just for your learning.  All  you need to do is click on the FAQ link under Need Assistance to view the categories listed.

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As you click on each category, we have anticipated question/ answers that were frequently asked by other customers.  Take ordering for instance.  Say you want to send an item as a gift, but don’t know how to do that.  Just click on “Ordering” and then “Can I send the order as a gift” and your answer will pop up.  Now you are ready to learn how to send a gift to one of your favorite people.

Additional Questions

Have more questions?  Just click “Back To Questions” and you are right back to our main FAQ category list and select your next category to view. Now if that was your only question, just click the “Close X” on the top right and you are right back to our site.

With that said, we want to know what questions you have for us.  While we have an FAQ section to answer select questions, there may be that one question on your mind; that does not have a one click posted answer.  Post your “Need to know” question and we will be happy to assist!

 

Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks For The Week

patriotic heartAnother week over, so we’re highlighting some of our favorite picks this week! It may be warming up in some places around the globe, but it’s the very beginning of the 2014 Winter Olympics. We’ve decided to compile a list that combines patriotism, Olympic-watching parties, and a little inspiration to host your own family Olympics in the next few weeks.

Glass Spinner Stakes – Patriotic Heart

Get your patriotism off to a strong start with this fun red-white-and-blue glass spinner heart. With 230 Americans off to the Winter Olympics, this is the time to show your American pride, watch today’s opening ceremony, and do so by displaying our nation’s colors and flag!

Set of 4 Tumblers

Coming in four different colors, including red, white, and blue, this set of 4 tumblers is the perfect addition to any Winter Olympics celebration. Serve cocktails and kids’ drinks in these great insulated mugs to enjoy the games, no matter where you are!

Handled Casserole Dishes

Again, if you’re entertaining for this year’s Winter Games, make sure your tools are up to the task. We like this three-piece round casserole dish set for both cooking and serving. You can make warm Kale-Artichoke Dip in one, and serve cool pita chips and baby carrots in the other.  With three sizes, these multi-purpose dishes are ideal for serving up a storm! Stay warm together watching the Olympics and enjoy dips, soups, casseroles, and more!

Giddy Up Racing Horse Hoppers

There may not be any horse-related events in the Wither Olympics, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create your own backyard competition with these kids’ horse hoppers! If you want to make it similar to traditional Steeplechase, consider adding hula-hoops the kids have to hop into and cones they must hop around. Other easy ideas for backyard Olympics events include running races, egg toss, obstacle courses, and shortened variations of croquet or mini golf.

Sports Superstar Gold Cards

And finally, now that you’ve got your own Olympic Games in your home or living room, you need to have some sort of medal or prize, right? We think these collectible gold trading cards are perfect. Honoring sports icons like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, they certainly fit in with the sports theme! Use the same medal for each event, or get the whole set.

Popular Pins: LTD’s Favorite Pins From January

It’s that time again – the Pinterest Pins roundup! While we spend time recovering from the holidays and reinventing our live with New Year’s Resolutions, many pinners already have their eye on Valentine’s Day and spring-related items. We’ve got a list of many favorite and popular pins from January, just in time for the month of love!

Gourmet Valentine’s Day Apples

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Starting off with a bang, these Gourmet Valentine’s Day Apples are a great gift for loved ones, family members, kids, and even coworkers this Valentine’s Day! Let your kids bring them to school for their teacher – the absolute perfect gift. These Granny Smith apples are coated in caramel and then dipped in either fudge or white chocolate and decorated with icing and sprinkles. They’re the perfect balance between healthy and sugary for adult Valentine’s Day treats, and they’re only going to grow in popularity between now and February 14th, so be sure to check them out now!

 

 

Handprint Heart Charms

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Are these adorable or what? These great handprint heart charms for a charm bracelet are popular as Valentine’s Day gifts for kids, and they’re available with all twelve birthstones to match your child’s birth month. You can also let them choose the gemstone based on their favorite colors instead of by their birth month. It’s a great way to let your kids know you’re thinking about them all day long – and that they’re your TRUE Valentines! We’ve got all options in stock over at LTD Commodities, so check them out today!

 

 

 

Sleep Tite ™ Sheet Sets

sheetsTaking a break from the Valentine’s Day pins, these Sleep Tite sheet sets are very popular for when you’re making the switch from warm fleece and flannel sheets to cool and comfortable materials for spring. These unique sheets are made to fit any mattress and stay in place no matter how much you toss and turn throughout the night. The 300-thread count and silky smooth material makes for the perfect lightweight sheet set that will stay put all night long! They’re great for both thick pillow tops and thin, firm mattresses. Just like our pinners, you’ll love these comfortable, practical sheets – in four sizes and three colors!

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

bentley teaAs we end another week, we’ve got much to look forward to this weekend! Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year, and Sunday is the biggest football game of the season. Plus, the month of love is upon us, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Today we’ve highlighted items relating to each of these fun and festive occasions.

Bentley’s 120-Count Tea Collection Tins

In addition to the red envelope tradition for the Chinese New Year, small gifts of food or sweets are traditionally given to celebrate the coming of a New Year. Join in the festivities with your own fun and festive gift. We like these tea collection tins with six different flavors for the tea lover. You can always pair this tea collection with a nice porcelain tea set for one!

ticket mementoTicket Memento Storage Boxes

Are you a sucker for mementos and memories? Or just saying goodbye to another seasons of great games and good times? Whether you save every little movie ticket, or only the important things like tickets to The Great Wall of China, this ticket memento storage box is a great way to keep those tickets in one place, and display them in your home. They’re only as good as the memory they created, so choose wisely.

Love Letters Wall Art

Just in time for delivery by Valentine’s Day, these framed love letters wall art pieces are the perfect way to personalize a great piece of art. Get names and dates added to this personalized wall art for a nice touch to your Valentine’s Day gift. This is the perfect supplement to a gift this year.

colts cup and coaster16-Piece NFL Party Drink Sets

With the biggest sports event right around the corner, we couldn’t end this list without a little something for the NFL fans out there. If you’re having a party for the big game, you’re probably stocking up on snacks, plates, and cups for the long afternoon ahead. When it comes to fun drinkware, we’ve got you covered. Check out these great NFL party drink sets and find your favorite team! The 8 glasses come with a matching coaster for each! (Not all teams are available.)

Organizing for the New Year: 10 Ways to Get Organized Now

It’s the end of January, and the perfect time to check in with those New Year’s Resolutions. Have you been keeping up? If not, here are 10 ways to get organized now for a better 2014.

1) Make Lists

Sometimes the biggest problem is that we don’t actually know what we need to do or how much time we have to do it. We wander through the grocery store, darting up and down aisles, looking for forgotten items. We start steam cleaning the carpets and then realize we forgot to dust, or that our kids’ friends are coming over. All of these absent-minded situations could be avoided with the use of lists.

2) Dispose Ruthlessly

Less is more. And if you want an organized home, less stuff equals more organization. If you’re not using it, you probably don’t need it. Sure, there are the situations when you spend $200 on a drill that you use once every other year, and that’s fine, but make sure you have a storage spot for those kinds of items. There’s no reason for a drill you use once in a blue moon to hog valuable real estate in the house. If it’s a useless kitchen accessory, just taking up space, get rid of it! Gift it, donate it, or pack it up.

3) Give Everything a Place

Which leads us to the next tip: give everything a home. No matter what it is, it needs a place to live. If that’s a water bottle or thermos you take to work everyday, your house slippers, or even your kids’ lunchboxes, create a space for these items and make sure they are placed there every day!

4) Go Paperless 

You should be paperless in every single way possible. Maybe you need to have a paper notepad or planner, but you shouldn’t be receiving bank and credit card statements in the mail, and you should opt out of weekly circulars and junk mail.

5) Stop Buying Stuff

Do you need a garlic press, zester, hand grater, box grater, and a food processor? Minimize the items you actually need, and hang on to those with multiple purposes. We would never tell you to get rid of those gray boots that go with everything in your closet! Just think twice before you buy the patent leather ones that only match one pair of pants.

6) Make Your Bed

Remember that thing about giving everything a place? Your duvet/bed comforter has a home, and it’s your bed. But if you leave it crumbled up at the foot of the bed, your room will automatically look messy and disorganized, because it is. The bed is a good place to do tasks like folding laundry, but when it is unmade, the actual task of folding laundry becomes more daunting. In fact, you’re much more likely to lose a stray sock if you’re trying to fold laundry on an unmade bed. Just make your bed, at least a little.

7) Create a Filing System 

There are some things you can’t go completely paperless with, like some coupons, receipts, and statements from ancient student loan companies who can’t get with the program. This is why you need a filing system. Make it accessible but tucked out of sight. If you have a secretary desk, this is a great place to organize these items.

8) Clean Out Your Food Storage 

This means fridge, freezer, pantry, cabinets; clean them out completely! You might not be able to do it all at one time, but if you’re heading out of town for a few days, think of this as a great time to really empty out the contents of your fridge, check expiration dates, and give it a good cleaning. The freezer is sometimes a place where frozen fruits go to die. Avoid this by keeping it clean, free of ice build up, and ready for use and food storage at all times.

9) Cook in Bulk 

A good way to free up time and energy for other pursuits is to spend less time in the kitchen; however, that can be difficult if your other resolution was to eat more healthy homemade meals. Solution? Cook in bulk and utilize your freezer for soups, lasagna, chili, muffins, and other easily frozen items. Keep a list on the fridge of items in the freezer and the dates they were put there. Now your kids can easily feed themselves a healthy homemade frozen meal!

10) Use an App or Planner

Whether you’re in love with apps like Evernote and Flow, or you prefer using a standard planner that fits in your purse or briefcase, it’s important to have a way to keep tasks, thoughts, and ideas organized, instead of letting them run rampant around your brain while you’re busy working on something else. Be sure you have a plan that keeps everything organized in one place!

Everyone Needs a Gnome

It’s time to start thinking about your 2014 spring gardening plans, and what better way to jumpstart your motivation than with a post about garden statues? More specifically, we’re talking about cute little garden gnomes that take care of business and guard the garden and stuff. Everyone needs a gnome, and here’s why!

They’re Adorable

Well this is just a fact. Garden gnomes, happy, sad, and mischievous, are cute and funny little creatures, and everyone should have one! They watch over your plants, monitor your vegetables, and do absolutely nothing about the weeds. What more could you ask for in a gardener? Seriously, put one of these in the lap of your cranky kid and see what happens.

patriots NFL gnomes

The Super Bowl is Coming

Wouldn’t you like to display four happy little gnomes spelling out your favorite team’s name? Whether your team remains in the Super Bowl running or not, football season isn’t over until the big game, so keep on showing that team spirit! But seriously, what better way to display your pendant than between two gnomes? Even if you don’t put fan gnomes in the garden, they need to be seen by as many people as possible, so please be sure to use them as the centerpiece on your game day snack table. Thanks.

They Are Instant Friends

How could you ever be lonely with these little guys running around your garden? Well, maybe not running, or interacting, or actually doing, but they’re there, and you can have as many one-sided conversations with them as you want. We do suggest heightening the hedge you share with your neighbors if you decide to have regular chats with the gnomes.

grumpy gnome

They Help You Avoid People 

Okay, so you don’t always want friends around. Let’s face it; there are times when you really don’t want anything to do with anyone at all. This friendly little grumpy gnome can help. With a solar-powered “Go Away” sign, your neighbors will leave you alone both day and night!

 

They Make Life More Fun

And really, that’s what it’s all about, right? A garden gnome is a great addition to your outdoor décor. Need a conversation at a BBQ? Garden gnome. Need a babysitter for your dandelions? Garden gnome. Want a distraction for an awkward silence? Garden gnome. So find a gnome you love and welcome it into your garden!