Pinteresting Picks for August

Summer has come to an end, and it is time get our homes ready for relaxing indoors. The thoughts of our followers on Pinterest definitely turned inward, with a lot of attention paid to making homes more convenient and comfortable as the weather cools. Here are our Pinteresting Picks for August.

Deluxe Smartphone Charging Station keeps your phone protected and off the floor. 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.

Deluxe Smartphone Charging Station keeps your phone protected and off the floor. 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.

Shot Glass Display Shelf organizes your collection with ease. It holds up to 36 shot glasses for all to see.

Shot Glass Display Shelf organizes your collection with ease. It holds up to 36 shot glasses for all to see.

Trade your real candles for this Set of 6 LED Candles for the safety of your children or pets.

Trade your real candles for this Set of 6 LED Candles for the safety of your children or pets.

The Wine Bottle Glass is perfect for the wine lover. It hold a full-sized 750ml bottle.

The Wine Bottle Glass is perfect for the wine lover. It hold a full-sized 750ml bottle.

5 Dorm Essentials

It’s almost time to pack up and head to college. Dorm life is nothing like home — food comes from tiny refrigerators, showers are shared with 30 other people and two people have to squeeze their entire lives into a 12’x12’ room. It’s not always pleasant, but there are items out there to help you make the best of it. Here are 5 dorm essentials to help your room make you feel at home…even when you’re far from home.

air-chairs

For lounging or as a an extra bed for weekend visitors, the Multi-Max Air Chair is not your ordinary air bed. Cozy and versatile piece of furniture changes from a chair to a single bed in a matter of seconds. The strong coil-beam construction offers firm support, while the flocked surface keeps you comfy. Sit on the chair during the day for studying, then flip out the bottom to stretch out and sleep at night.

Save precious space while keeping any room organized with a 6-Bin Storage Unit. This compact yet roomy unit has 6 removable nonwoven bins with convenient 4" handles. Use them to hold everything from bathroom to bedroom accessories. Tall and slim, the metal frame has plastic-tipped feet that won't scratch your floor. It has a small rack on top for extra space or light decorative items. The Purple choice bins come in graduated shades of light and dark purple. Assembly required; assembly hardware included. 56-1/2" x 10-1/4" sq., overall. Bins, 8-1/2" x 8" sq., each. Imported.

Save precious space while keeping any dorm room organized with a 6-Bin Storage Unit. This compact yet roomy unit has 6 removable bins with convenient handles. Tall and slim, the metal frame has plastic-tipped feet that won’t scratch your floor. It has a small rack on top for extra space or light decorative items.

Beauty-Organizer

This Beauty Organizer gives you a handy place to store cosmetics, jewelry, hair accessories in the confines of a small dorm room. The organizer features individual compartments and drawers to help keep everything in its own place. The contemporary style of the organizer is versatile enough to match just about any dorm room. It can also be used on a desk to hold pens, notepads, rubber bands, paper clips and more.

collapsable-hamper

The Collapsible Fabric Hamper makes it simple to tote your laundry and detergent back and forth between the laundromat and your dorm room. The large main compartment holds dresses for sorority mixers, jeans for classes and sweat pants for studying, while the 2 side pockets are just right for socks and laundry supplies. The mesh fabric lets the contents breathe so dirty clothes don’t get musty. Its strong handles make it easy to carry when you’ve let your laundry pile and when it’s empty, it folds up to save space in the dorms.

Set of 2 Beaded Light Strings add a beautiful ambiance to any space. The 20 white LED lights combine with colored beads for a pretty glow. Convenient battery case means you can place them almost anywhere indoors. Set requires 4 "AA" batteries. Includes on/off switch. 55", each.

Set of 2 Beaded Light Strings give a dorm room a homey glow.  Whether you want your dorm to look festive or you just want soft lighting between study sessions,  the 20 white LED lights combine with colored beads for a delightful ambiance.

 

Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week

As the week winds down, we are looking forward to relaxing a little at home. After several nights of quick meals, it is time to work in the kitchen to create something special. If cooking is not your thing, keep snacks close at hand on the counter and in the living room so you can grab something sweet in a hurry. Remember, everyone loves something gourmet to nibble on, even your pet! Here is the Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week.

The varied sizes of the Set of 4 Lasagna Baking Pans are perfect for any event from a large dinner with guests to a cozy meal for two.

The varied sizes of the Set of 4 Lasagna Baking Pans are perfect for any event from a large dinner with guests to a cozy meal for two.

Jolly Chef Kitchen Collection is a fun and upbeat way to give your home color.

Jolly Chef Kitchen Collection is a fun and upbeat way to give your home color.

Make brand name candy bars that are just as delicious as the real thing with this Copy Cat Candy Bars Cookbook.

Make brand name candy bars that are just as delicious as the real thing with this Copy Cat Candy Bars Cookbook.

3-Way Candy Dispenser keeps your favorite snacks close and easily accessible.

3-Way Candy Dispenser keeps your favorite snacks close and easily accessible.

Your pet deserves to dine in style, and this Pet Food Cabinet with Bowls lets him do that without costing you a fortune.

Your pet deserves to dine in style, and this Pet Food Cabinet with Bowls lets him do that without costing you a fortune.

 

 

 

 

 

Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week

Sometimes, the sun and heat of summer becomes a little too much. As the temperature soars, we often relax inside in order to enjoy modern conveniences like ice makers and air conditioning. Prepare to chill out in your home with the Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items for the Week.

Reduce energy costs while adding the luxurious look of suede to your favorite room with a Set of 2 Insulated Sueded Curtains.

Reduce energy costs while adding the luxurious look of suede to your favorite room with a Set of 2 Insulated Sueded Curtains.

Add a 52" Bright Body Pillow to your space for a pop of color and amazing comfort.

Add a 52″ Bright Body Pillow to your space for a pop of color and amazing comfort.

Wrap-Around Microfiber Bedskirt is easy to put on and take off without having to lift the mattress.

Wrap-Around Microfiber Bedskirt is easy to put on and take off without having to lift the mattress.

Rocking Chair Cushion Set is a cozy touch for your favorite seat.

Rocking Chair Cushion Set is a cozy touch for your favorite seat.

Laundry Room Wall Hanging is a novel way to give that room some character.

Laundry Room Wall Hanging is a novel way to give that room some character.

 

Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items for the Week

When it is time to get organized, it is easy to feel intimidated. Not only does the thought of sorting through your rooms seem overwhelming, so does the potential cost of the project. Try some smaller, less expensive changes to make your home run better and give you more time to enjoy a pitcher of lemonade or iced tea. Get started with the Lakeside Selection: our choice of favorite items for the week.

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Keep things tidy with a Set of 2 Silicone Counter Gap Covers.

trash-ease-13-gallon-bag-holder

Trash-Ease 13-Gallon Bag Holder is a simple way to clean up at campsites, picnics and at home.

 

oversized-laundry-totes

This huge bag lets you tote multiple loads at once. The Oversized Laundry Tote features a trendy print on a very large and spacious bag.

Brick-or-siding-clips

Fast and affordable, Brick and Siding Clips help you decorate without causing damage to your home.

Shatter-resistant-pitcher

Your family will love to help themselves to a refreshing beverage with the ergonomic Shatter-Resistant Pitcher.

 

Who We’re Following

Our social networks are buzzing and we want to share with you some of our favorite blogs, pinners and tweeters that share our love for home improvement and family life. Here’s who we are following we this week we think are worth checking out.

Better-in-bulkBetter in Bulk is a family-friendly, crafty and wholesome place to get ideas for what to have for dinner to where to take a weekend trip. Better in Bulk is also quite handy with the camera; check out her Fourth of July photos – they’re worth the visit to the website.

Shabby-Creek-CottageThe Shabby Creek Cottage is all about creating the perfect home from the ground up. The DIY tricks are unbelievably thorough – try aging galvanized metal! – and the recipes are so mouthwatering even if you didn’t think you’d want to try them, you will after you see the pictures.

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V. Ruth Baranowski is a well-rounded pinner. Farm animals and children’s costumes get equal amounts of pin-time with tookytooky15, but she pays special attention to The Art of Being Awesome and we pay special attention to her; so should you.

From cute kids to crafty creations, Dixie Henderson gives us Pinspiration. Not only does she pin things to encourage us to make and do things, but some of her boards are downright entertaining. A favorite of her boards is “I Remember These!” which is filled with all sorts of nostalgia. Check her out.

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Holly Becker (@decor8) Tweets sweetly with a new mom’s voice and a stylist’s eye. She mixes up her messages with décor suggestions and inspirational quotes. She’s a fountain of information as well as a pleasure to follow.

Alli Smith (@allismith77) Alli Smith is a writer and storyteller and offers tweets short and to the point. Her topics vary from “Mother-In-Law vs Daughter-In-Law” to “Porches, Patios, and Paths.” Whatever she tweets, we’ll follow.

At The Lakeside Collection we’re always scouring the Internet for ideas and inspiration. Whether it’s on Twitter, Pinterest or a blog – when we see something fantastic, we want to share them with you and we hope you’ll do the same for us. Leave us a comment if there’s a site, pinner or tweeter you think is inspiring.

Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items For the Week

As the days and nights of summer roll on, we spend more and more time outdoors. Make your yard as much of a showplace as the inside of your home with beautiful stakes, steppingstones and solar lights that make the evenings glow. Here’s the Lakeside Selection: our choice of favorite items for the week.

The cool shape of this Set of 2 Color-Changing Solar Lanterns gives your yard a modern look while casting a rainbow of colors in the darkness.

The cool shape of this Set of 2 Color-Changing Solar Lanterns gives your yard a modern look while casting a rainbow of colors in the darkness.

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Be a greeted by an inspirational message and sweet harmonies every time you walk outside with this Wind Chime and Steppingstone Set.

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Brighten your yard or garden all year long with a Solar Lighted Willow Tree Stake.

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Decorate a peaceful site with a Memorial Garden Stake.

solar-hanging-garden-decor

The enchanting Solar Hanging Garden Decor decorates your garden with beautiful colored light at night.

 

 

 

 

Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items for the Week

We have every weekend of the summer booked and, with any luck, they’ll all be filled with sunshine. We’re stocking up on must-have products for the summer to make every weekend one we won’t forget. Here’s the Lakeside Selection: our choice of favorite items for the week.

crochet-top

The detail on this Women’s Crochet Trim Top with Camisole makes it a wonderful piece for spring. The set includes 2 separate pieces for what you would usually pay for just one. Camisole features adjustable straps. The crochet detail top has graceful flutter sleeves and smocking on the back waist.

3-In-1 Camping Fun Cookbook includes over 200 recipes and activities for the entire family. This 256-page cookbook combines 3 bestselling books. In the Campfire Cooking section, you'll learn to prepare 69 easy campfire favorites, including Sailor S'Mores. Fix It In Foil includes tasty recipes that can be wrapped ahead of time, frozen or refrigerated and then baked in the same package. S'More Campfire Fun is packed with everything from constellation charts and spooky ghost stories to flashlight games and nature crafts. Spiral-bound softcover. 9" x 6-3/4".

3-In-1 Camping Fun Cookbook includes over 200 recipes and activities for the entire family. This 256-page cookbook combines 3 bestselling books. In the Campfire Cooking section, you’ll learn to prepare 69 easy campfire favorites, including Sailor S’Mores. Fix It In Foil includes tasty recipes that can be wrapped ahead of time, frozen or refrigerated and then baked in the same package. S’More Campfire Fun is packed with everything from constellation charts and spooky ghost stories to flashlight games and nature crafts.

pool lounger

Lounge away on a summer day with a Flip Pillow Pool Lounger with Cup Holder. This relaxing pool float is a fun way to enjoy lazy days on the water. It features a fully adjustable pillow backrest that folds in to make the seat. Its cup holder keeps a cool drink close at hand. Holds one adult up to 198 lbs. PVC. Comes with a repair patch. 40″ x 37″, overall.

butterfly-mobile

Light up your outdoor area with a Solar Butterfly Mobile. It’s an ideal accent light for hanging near the front door or on the back patio. A solar panel on the top gathers the sun’s rays during the day, then activates the light at dusk. Assembly required; assembly hardware included. Metal, plastic and glass. 14″ x 13-3/4″ dia.

Cool Downz Icy Neck Wraps are a smart and comfortable way to stay cool. This set gives you a wrap and a removable gel insert. It can help prevent overheating on the job, while playing outdoor sports, gardening, hiking and more. It also can provide relief for hot flashes and fevers. Safe and reusable. Each wrap, 33" x 2-3/4". Neoprene and terry cloth. Freezer safe. Imported.

Cool Downz Icy Neck Wraps are a smart and comfortable way to stay cool. This set gives you a wrap and a removable gel insert. It can help prevent overheating on the job, while playing outdoor sports, gardening, hiking and more. It also can provide relief for hot flashes and fevers. Safe and reusable. Each wrap, 33″ x 2-3/4″. Neoprene and terry cloth. Freezer safe. Imported.

Lakeside Selection: Our Favorite Items for the Week

It’s Friday fun day! There are so many ways to spend the weekend, we’re letting the catalog help us decide what to do as we look for our favorite items for the week. Here’s this week’s Lakeside Selection.

bubbleizer

The fun never ends with The Light-Up Bubbleizer! It blows bubbles nonstop since it never runs out of breath. Pull the trigger and watch the bubbles flow. Its transparent body lets you see the bubbles forming. Streaks of colored light illuminate each shiny bubble as it floats in the air. Comes with a bottle of bubble solution (1.69 oz.) and is easily refillable. Works with any bubble solution.

food-covers

These colorful food covers slip over bowls, serving platters and casserole dishes with ease. This set gives you 96 of them in 3 different sizes at an amazing price! Each size features its own color to help you select the right one for the job. The covers are sheer, so you can see the food easily. Great for taking treats to work, the neighbor’s house, or a pot luck! Use them for storing leftovers in the fridge, and without the need to transfer food to a storage container, you’ll have fewer dishes to wash. Easier than fighting plastic wrap. Fits all shapes: round, oval and rectangular. Reusable or disposable.

mosaic-bird-feeder

Attract birds to your yard with this Solar Mosaic Bird Feeder. The pillar sparkles in sunlight, and at dusk it glows from the inside making the bird feeder a lively part of your nighttime landscape. A solar panel on top provides the energy for the light. Fill the tray at the bottom with seed, and the top canopy will protect it from moisture.

headwraps

Style your hair with a different print or color every day with this Set of 6 Headwraps. The headwraps are a comfortable alternative to hard plastic headbands and can also be worn wide for use as head scarves. Elastic banding prevents them from slipping off, so you can wear them for workouts or other physical activities.

picnic-table-covers

Give a fresh, new style to your picnic table and benches with this vividly colored 3-pc. set of covers. The durable vinyl covers prevent spills and dirt from reaching the surfaces and wipes clean easily. The edges are elasticized for a secure fit.

Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items for the Week

It’s starting to get a little greener outside and while we’re looking at the catalog we’re thinking about how we’re going to spend our weekend outside. Here’s our Lakeside Selection for the week:

Coner-planter-fence

Prevent foot traffic through a flower bed or mark the borders of your property in a decorative way with a Corner Planter Fence.

Stuffed-burger-maker

Amaze yourself with the flavorful combinations you’ll create with the Stufz Stuffed Burger Maker. Pack up to 1/2-lb. of burger full of extra ingredients. You can also make cupped burgers and patties.

outdoor-mat

Take a Multipurpose Outdoor Mat with you and you will always have a perfect seat on the grass or sand. Water-resistant mat features a cheerful design in coordinating colors. It easily folds up to a compact size with a carry handle for transport.

Freezable 19-Oz. Water Bottle maintains your chilled beverage at just the right temperature. Store it in the freezer so that the gel inside the wall starts out frozen. You'll be amazed at how long your water stays cold. A built-in silicone straw on the screw-on lid folds down when not in use. Plastic.

Freezable 19-Oz. Water Bottle maintains your chilled beverage at just the right temperature. Store it in the freezer so that the gel inside the wall starts out frozen. You’ll be amazed at how long your water stays cold.

Twist-roller-ride

The Twist Roller Ride On gives kids a unique way to travel the driveway and sidewalk. It uses the natural forces of gravity, friction, inertia and centrifugal force to give any child age 3 and up a fun ride. It doesn’t have pedals, chains or a motor. Just hop on and start steering. All you need is a smooth, flat surface to make this sleek, aerodynamic ride-on toy go. Sit on the seat, put your feet on either side of the soft-grip steering wheel, give it a twist and roll.