Pinteresting Picks for August

While the weather still is warm, there is no doubt that autumn is creeping into the air. Fall is a time of change, and our fans on Pinterest definitely have the transition from warm days outside to cool evenings indoors on their minds. They are thinking of cozy lounge wear, treasured artwork and more. Here are our Pinteresting Picks for August.

Stylish Women's Camo Cargo Sweatpants are cute and fun! They're great for everyday wear or a casual night out.

Stylish Women’s Camo Cargo Sweatpants are cute and fun! They’re great for everyday wear or a casual night out.

Forget magnets on the refrigerator and use Easy Change Artwork Frames to give your child's artwork the attention it deserves.

Forget magnets on the refrigerator and use Easy Change Artwork Frames to give your child’s artwork the attention it deserves.

Protect outdoor electrical connections for a holiday display or at a job site with a Set of 2 Extension Cord Safety Seals.

Protect outdoor electrical connections for a holiday display or at a job site with a Set of 2 Extension Cord Safety Seals.

Enjoy pleasant accent lighting with the timeless look of an Enduring Candle Jar.

Enjoy pleasant accent lighting with the timeless look of an Enduring Candle Jar.

Who We Are Following: Bloggers, Tweeters and Pinners

We’re always looking to the Internet for inspiration — Pinterest, Blogs and Twitter give us countless ideas and we would like to share them with you. Here are some notable bloggers, tweeters and pinners we’re following.

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Gypsy Nester chronicles the lives of David and Veronica after sending their children out into the world to fend for themselves. Without children to rear, they sold their nest and they’re filling their time with “Tales from the Road.”

laugh-lines On Laugh Lines Vicki Claflin quips and jokes about aging and all the good and bad things that come with it.

bowl-full-of-lemonsIdeas and tips on organizing, cleaning and budgeting is what you’ll find on A Bowl Full of Lemons. The creative team maps out a plan for you to simplify your life. Here’s your key to a life of order.

PinterestPinterest Karen Propes love beagles and has a knack for finding the craziest pumpkin carving projects. She’s got tips to share and boards to inspire – that’s why we follow her.

Virginia says she’s a food enthusiast, but she likes a whole lot more than food. From her Bath and Powder Room inspiration to what inspires cute, classy style, we’re watching for her favorite pins.

With boards like “Baking substitutions, mixes, spices” and “Michigan,” Connie Thelen shows us new ways of seeing things and pinspiring us.

TwitterTwitter @boomergparent is chock full of wisdom and ideas about getting older and how to do it right.

@sharongreenthal tweets and re-tweets about the things that matter in mid-life.

@MidlifeRoadTrip is tweeting their way across the USA giving us the best places to stop with budget tips to boot. Also, they love bacon.

Who We Are Following

The Internet is exploding with new slants and twists to simplify and enhance our lives. We’re on Pinterest, Twitter and the blogosphere, watching for what’s trending, what’s useful and what we think you might like. Here’s our list of who we are following:

theidearoomAt  theidearoom.com, Amy, as a science teacher turned-DIYer-blogger-crafter, shares fun projects to inspire even the craftiest of people. She has tips on everything from dealing with a child’s temper tantrum to creating a DIY vertical flower bed. For June, our favorite was her 30 day photo challenge post. Inspiring indeed.

Every-MileEverymilesamemory.com chronicles Pat and Cindy Bonish’s travels in their RV. They’ve been on the road for the last two or so years, living, loving and taking pictures of all the places they’ve seen around this beautiful country of ours. Their story is inspiring and their pictures are enviable. Their latest adventure was to Cedar Key, Florida; check it out and you won’t be able to trade in your house keys for RV keys fast enough.

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PinterestJen Simpson  pins and pinspires. Her boards vary – she throws a “pet-shaming” board in between her breakfast recipe and home improvement boards and you might even find a board dedicated solely to Valentine’s Day wallpaper. However unpredictable her pinning ideas are, the inspiration is always consistent.

Mandy Naranjo is full of tricks and tips to share and we’re so glad she shares them with us on Pinterest. She’s not short on ideas for what to do with a box full of buttons or what teens can do with their extra energy. DIY and crafts are what on Mandy’s mind and, you know, great minds think alike.

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@craftaholicanon If you have a DIY or craft question, @craftaholicanon will answer it. Really. Just tweet her – she’s standing by with a response or she’ll find someone who can give you the answer. In addition to answers, she also offers craft tutorials, creative ideas for the family and holidays.

@allthingsthrift tweets from every angle to keep things affordable whether you’re making holiday decorations yourself or you need a new blueberry recipe. Hair tutorials, DIY day bed pallet projects and a July 4th wreath are all on @allthingsthrift’s Twitter feed this month.

Pinners, tweeters and bloggers – there are a lot out there with great ideas; these are just a few we think are worth following.

Who We Are Following…

Pinning, tweeting and blogging – there’s a lot to read on the Internet, and we have a few favorites. There are pinners, tweeters and bloggers we like that we think you’ll like, too.This is who we are following this week:

Blogs:

Inspired-By-Charminspiredbycharm.com Inspired by charm and so charming! This blog is full of awesome ideas to transform your home, recipes to die for and crafts to delight everyone on your gift list. In short: adorable.

getcreativejuice.com Creative juices are definitely flowing from this blog. Tips and tutorials are plentiful to make your life more beautiful with recipes so beautiful you have to try but won’t get upset if you don’t quite nail them. To sum it up: amazing.Creative-Juice

musthavemom.com This blog is a must see – it’s the blog for “the every mom.”  DIY beauty tips, inspirational thoughts and ideas to make fun for kids. In all: a mom’s mom.

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@theNewClassy is frugal with ideas to match.  From DIY furniture ideas to patriotic recipes, @theNewClassy inspires us.

@orgjunkie If you need something – anything — organized, @orgjunkie knows just how to do it. It’ll make your head spin.

@simplyathomemom A good quote or a good recipe, @simplyathomemom tweets ideas we can use any and every day.

PinterestPinterest:

Hildur Johnson likes what we like! Her boards are full of DIY crafts, recipes and entertaining ideas – all cute and totally clever.

Dionne Hayek has inspiring and snazzy ideas. We look to her pins and boards for style, décor and DIY we can use.

Kelly Asfour has decorating ideas for the outdoors, indoors and just about anything DIY. She has a lot to pin and we’re watching.

We’re always looking for ideas; Pinterest, Twitter and the blogosphere are only a few of the places we look, but we’re looking at them all the time. When we see amazing sites, we’ll let you know if you should check them out, too.

Pinteresting Picks for May

It’s June and spring’s clouds are finally making way for sunshine. While our Pinterest followers are planning summer vacations, they’re also staying on top of their household organization. Here is the list of our most pinned products for the last month — our Pinteresting Picks for May:

easy-change-artwork-frames

Forget magnets on the refrigerator and use Easy Change Artwork Frames to give your child’s artwork the attention it deserves. These frames are specially sized to hold the standard sizes of artwork created at school or home. Each polystyrene-covered wooden frame also includes a 3/4″ deep compartment behind the picture to store approx. 50 more pictures.

sidewalk-chalk-designer

Give your budding artists the tools to set their imaginations free with the Sidewalk Designer kit and 50-Ct. Chalk set. From sidewalks and driveways to patios and paved schoolyard playcourts, virtually any hard outdoor surface is open game and makes the perfect canvas for your child. The Magic Art™ Spiral Sidewalk Design Kit allows a child to design giant sidewalk creations. Simply trace around the large and small wheel stencils for a world of different patterns. Spirals range from 5″ to 25″ dia. The color-rich 50-Ct. Bucket of Chalk features thick bright sticks of pink, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple and white all in a plastic tub with see-through lid. Order multiple buckets of extra chalk for outdoor summer fun that lasts all season! For ages 3 and up.

shred-and-file-bins

Here’s a simple way to separate and organize mail, bills and paperwork. Set of 2 Shred and File Bins lets you de-clutter your desktop with 2 roomy bins labeled “Shred” and “File”. Both are large enough to fit legal or letter-size paper, along with envelopes and other odds and ends. Each bin has handles to move them easily when they are full, and they’re collapsible for easy storage when not in use.

makeup-organizer

Wooden Makeup Organizer keeps everything you need at the ready. This attractive console is designed to hold cosmetics, applicators, cleansers, serums and more. The top is divided into 12 compartments that can accommodate lipsticks, glosses, nail polish and pencils. Two deeper compartments on the side are ideal for brushes. The drawer can hold eyeshadow, blush, powder and jewelry.

hair-station-organizer

This Hair Station Organizer keeps all of your styling appliances together in a compact, space-saving piece. There are 3 front compartments to hold a hair dryer, curling iron, straightener or other items. The metal organizer can be set on a counter or vanity or tucked away in a cabinet, and the back hook can be used to wrap appliance cords when not in use. Or you can use the back hook to hang the organizer from a towel rack.

 

Pinteresting Picks for March

Slowly but surely, we’re easing our way into spring. According to our Pinterest followers, some home maintenance is underway and a little summer planning is starting flower in our minds. Here are our Pinteresting picks for March.

Lodge-log-shelvesWhy put up a regular shelf when you can put up a log shelf? Give your home a cabin feel without ever leaving the city with the?Lodge Log Shelves. The?realistic look of chopped wood that adds a touch of nature to any home. ?They’re sturdy enough to hold books or any of your rustic treasures.

turtle-stepping-stonesKeeping critters in your garden can help keep your plants safe.?These adorable Mosaic Stepping Stones come as a family of turtles or a family of frogs.?Each piece is set with glass mosaic chips that reflect the sunlight for an eye-catching effect. While they’re lovely to look at they also give walkers a place to put their feet so they won’t damage your flowers.

Easy-change-artwork-framesGranny and gramps will be so excited to have a special frame to show off work from their little artists. It’s easy to change the art and there’s a built-in mat to keep to work straight. The wooden frame is inscribed with sentiments and has enough space for about 42 pieces behind the display.

floating-water-barFloating the water never tasted so good. This Floating Water Bar lets you bring the party in the pool — it even comes with floating chairs so it’s like being in a bar only better! It’s perfect for lounging on a sunny afternoon or it can be a great addition to your next party.

Green Inspiration this St. Patrick’s Day

Fleece-Footed-pajamasDon’t know what you want to do this St. Patrick’s Day yet? Don’t worry, we’ve started a March into Green board on Pinterest to help you in your journey. Here are some of our favorite finds.

It doesn?t quite feel like spring yet, but you can keep warm with the luck of the Irish in these green footed pajamas for adults. They?re exactly like the fleece jammies you had when you were a kid ? complete with elasticized ankles and rubber grips on the bottom. From neck to toe in green, you won?t have to be the size of a leprechaun to feel like a leprechaun!

In the grand tradition of St. Patrick?s Day, adult beverages are on the menu of most celebrations. While some revelers might be celebrating with green beer, Irish stout or Irish whiskey, a welcome break from the typical drinks might lead you to something greener.? The Shamrock Shooter and the Irish Frog are a sweeter treat than the typical drinks using green Midori as a base. If you?re ambitious, you can try to make the Irish Flag Shooter by layering cr?me de menthe, Baileys Irish Cream and Grand Marnier. However you decide to mix it, it?s sure to be a good time.

Your coffee doesn?t have to be Irish coffee to celebrate St. Patty?s Day. A green M&M mug will keep your Irish spirit awake as you take your coffee to go. The double wall will keep your beverage warm, and if you don?t have the luck of the Irish, the travel lid will work with you to keep you from spilling your drink.

If you?re celebrating with the underage Irish, a Shamrock Shake might be in order. This is a copycat recipe so you can make it at home. ?It?s not magic, but with a little green food coloring and peppermint extract, it might taste like a pot of gold.

If you have an out-of-town destination for St. Patrick?s Day, you can be bold and be green with quilted luggage. There?s no way this will get lost on the sea of black suitcases at the baggage claim. The lightweight design allows you to move freely as you travel while the interior pockets and full-zip closure makes room for everything you need and keeps them intact.

It ain?t easy being green, but snuggling up with this frog pillow might just make being green softer.? Not only is this green guy adorable, but he?s filled with thousands of micro-beads to make him soft and squishy. For kids, he?s a stuffed frog. For adults, he?s a travel pillow.

And, finally, it just wouldn?t be a holiday if we didn?t throw in a ?Keep Calm? poster, so have a happy St. Patrick?s Day and shamrock on!Keep-Calm

Popular Pins: LTD?s Favorite Pins From February

It?s time for the end-of-month round up of February?s popular pins! We expected a lot of lovey-dovey pins, but there was more variation than anticipated! A surprising number of people were far too excited for the prospect of spring to get hung up in hearts and roses all month. There are also plenty of fun Irish-inspired pins for St. Patricks? Day, which is always a fun time. Check out some of our favorite pins from February!

LOVE-Signed Wedding Frames

LOVE frame

We expect these kinds of pins throughout February, as lovers and spouses come up with ways to celebrate their love throughout the month. Well, these Wedding Frames by Marla Rae are a creative way to do just that. The most popular frame has each letter of the word ?LOVE? shaped with hands and silhouetted against the distressed brick background. It?s the perfect frame for an 8×10 wedding or engagement photo, which is why everyone loved it last month! It is also available in red with hands shaping a heart instead.

Hot Dog Slicer Kitchen Gadget

hot dog sliverIt looks like our Pinterest followers are more than ready for barbecue season! Despite February being the month of love, this hot dog slicer was one of the most popular pins for the entire month! Perfect for quickly cutting up kids? hotdogs this summer, you can even put these fun Dachshund-shaped gadgets out for a funny display. Simply place the hot dog in the base of the gadget, and slice down with the dog! Add ketchup to the condiment bowl and you?re done! Kids are happy.

Anger Management Novelty Mug

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Anger knows no season, which might be why this hilarious Anger Management Mug had a following all month long! These great novelty mugs come in four shapes and styles, all to add a little more humor to your morning brew. Got a grouchy coworker? We propose gifting this ?I flunked anger management? mug to lighten the mood in the office and keep things fun.?Maybe wait to fill it with hot coffee though.

St. Patrick?s Day Magnet Art

Shamrock Design Magnet

Everyone in the U.S. is gearing up for St. Patrick?s Day, since it?s one of the only holidays without too much drama. Everyone can celebrate it, whether you?re Irish or not, and it?s a holiday surrounded by parties, drinking, and green treats! This seasonal magnet art is always popular for March, and the shamrocks are perfect for decorating your dishwasher! This large one-piece magnet fits the front of most dishwashers, but can also be used to decorate the fridge or freezer, or cut into smaller squares and shamrocks to decorate all three!

Kids? Owl Packs and Lunch Bags (Insulated)

kids' owl bags

How adorable is this owl design? These cute owl backpacks and insulated lunch bags are the perfect accessories to your kid?s day. Pinners love sending healthy lunches to school with their kids, especially at the beginning of the year. Unfortunately, it?s hard to send much more than a sandwich unless you?ve got an insulated pack to keep it cool! We love these insulated bags and matching backpack in the adorable owl print. In fact, we like this print so much we?d understand if you got these bags for yourself!

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!

Popular Pins: LTD’s Favorite Pins From December

Neoprene water bottle tote PIN IT.jpgWe’ve finished off the month, which means it’s time to recap some of our top Pinterest posts from December. Our followers loved holiday stocking stuffers and practical household items last month, and so did we! Check out these great Pins from December.

Neoprene Water Bottle Totes

To ring in the New Year, we’ll start this list with a popular stocking stuffer that’s perfect for workout season! This neoprene water bottle tote keeps your water cool for up to four hours, and keeps condensation from dampening everything in your purse or bag. If you weren’t lucky enough to find one of these in your stocking last month, it’s not too late to buy one for yourself. There’s nothing like new gear and apparel to motivate you to work out!

Extension Cord Safety Seals

This is one of the most useful inventions for stringing holiday lights, or even just plugging in your electric weed-whacker for reaching the far corners of your yard. These safety seals for extension cords solve two major problems: exposure to moisture, and excess tension, which causes the wires to unplug. Our Pinterest followers absolutely loved this item in December, and we love it too! When you’ve connecting two extension cords, simply snap the safety seal over the plugs (where they meet). It will keep the plugs safe and dry, and protect them from pulling free. It’s incredibly useful for all manner of indoor and outdoor electrical situations. It is safer for the user, and for any kids that might stumble upon dad’s orange trail of extension cords. We think this is a great way to protect your home and family from electrical accidents all year!

The Stockings Were Hung…Stand

As the old story goes, “The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,” but many of us don’t have chimneys or mantles to hang stockings. We still want Santa to come, so what’s the solution? This stand! We love that it creates a safe place (away from fires) for your holiday stockings, and it is a great way for everyone to participate in this tradition. If you’re living in an apartment, or any home without a fireplace, snag this stand for next holiday season!

Slim Can and Spice Racks

We never seem to have enough room in the kitchen, so small bottles and cans get stacked and stuffed in pantries, never to be found again. That’s probably why this can and spice rack was so popular in December! We’re guessing everyone got so frustrated looking for lost bottles of cloves and ginger during their weeks of holiday baking and found this gem to be quite the lifesaver! It fits perfectly in that useless 4-inch gap between your fridge and counter, and keeps everything perfectly organized and easy to find. With three colors to choose from, it matches most décor themes and saves you plenty of trips to the grocery store! This is one of our favorite kitchen accessories!