The Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and that means it is time to express your love for the special people in your life. The Lakeside Collection has plenty of gift ideas if you are not sure of just what to get. Personalize a photo frame just for them, or a piece of jewelry they can wear every day. A whimsical mug might make them laugh, or read up on new ideas on how to be romantic. Here is The Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week.

Display a cherished moment in a special way with this Personalized Holiday Photo Frame.

Display a cherished moment in a special way with this Personalized Holiday Photo Frame.

This Love Pendant Gift-Boxed Set is the perfect way to show someone how special they are to you.

This Love Pendant Gift-Boxed Set is the perfect way to show someone how special they are to you.

The colorful and fun design of the Whimsical Mason Jar Mug adds a festive touch to any day spent with the girls.

The colorful and fun design of the Whimsical Mason Jar Mug adds a festive touch to any day spent with the girls.

Transform your relationship into a vibrant, exciting love affair with 1001 Ways To Be Romantic.

Transform your relationship into a vibrant, exciting love affair with 1001 Ways To Be Romantic.

Pinteresting Picks for January

Connecting with friends on The Lakeside Collection’s Pinterest boards was a real hoot in January! Trendy owls got a lot of attention, whether they were on cozy throws and pillows or fun and functional hobby organizers. Some of our followers already are looking forward to creating whimsical miniature gardens or adding colorful decorations to their yards. Here are our Pinteresting Picks for January.

Add a fanciful touch to your living room or bedroom with this licensed Milo Owl Throw or Pillow.

Add a fanciful touch to your living room or bedroom with this licensed Milo Owl Throw or Pillow.

Clean up the clutter in your crafting space and help your creativity flow with these handy Owl Print Craft Organizers.

Clean up the clutter in your crafting space and help your creativity flow with these handy Owl Print Craft Organizers.

Set of 2 Solar-Lighted Balloon Stakes helps you decorate your garden with whimsical delight!

Set of 2 Solar-Lighted Balloon Stakes helps you decorate your garden with whimsical delight!

Each Fairy or Gnome Garden Kit gives you the miniature accessories you need to create your own magical spot.

Each Fairy or Gnome Garden Kit gives you the miniature accessories you need to create your own magical spot.

The Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week

We are all spending a lot of time indoors, and that makes it an ideal time to update your kitchen with items from The Lakeside Collection. Organize the space with a sink caddy and a big set of bowls that is great for mixing and storing. Speed up your prep with new kitchen gadgets, and brighten up your cooking with brilliantly colored pans. Here is The Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week.

This Set of 2 Sink Caddies ensures that you'll always have a kitchen sponge and/or scrubber at your fingertips.

This Set of 2 Sink Caddies ensures that you’ll always have a kitchen sponge and/or scrubber at your fingertips.

The 10-Pc. Glass Bowl Set makes it easy to identify which foods you've stored.

The 10-Pc. Glass Bowl Set makes it easy to identify which foods you’ve stored.

Save time and look professional with these Stainless Steel Kitchen Gadgets.

Save time and look professional with these Stainless Steel Kitchen Gadgets.

Brighten up your kitchen with this Colorful 8-Pc. Cookware Set.

Brighten up your kitchen with this Colorful 8-Pc. Cookware Set.

Pinteresting Picks for December

Winter’s frosty days make it tempting to relax indoors with comfort food and a good book. Our Lakeside Pinterest followers were looking to get cozy this month, with reading accessories and books to inspire some creativity. When you must leave the house, take some of your homemade slow-cooker favorites to any gathering, and don’t forget to bundle up with one of Lakeside’s versatile accessories. Here are our Pinteresting Picks for December.

You'll read comfortably for hours with your book or e-reader on this plush Book Pillow.

You’ll read comfortably for hours with your book or e-reader on this plush Book Pillow.

 

LEGO® Play Book from DK shares building tips and tricks, while it introduces you to new worlds.

LEGO® Play Book from DK shares building tips and tricks, while it introduces you to new worlds.

A Slow Cooker Carrier is the easy way to take your food contribution to a family gathering, neighborhood potluck or other social event.

A Slow Cooker Carrier is the easy way to take your food contribution to a family gathering, neighborhood potluck or other social event.

 

Reversible Hooded Scarf is a 2-in-1 accessory that keeps you toasty.

Reversible Hooded Scarf is a 2-in-1 accessory that keeps you toasty.

Pinteresting Picks for October

Fall is in full swing, and it is time to get your home ready for the wave of visitors that is on the way. Our Pinterest followers have home decor on their minds, and fresh, unique pieces are getting a lot of attention. The Lakeside Collection has something to add personality to any space from the laundry to the dining room. Here are our Pinteresting Picks for October.

Bring the colors of fall into your kitchen with these Harvest Owl Tabletop Sets.

Bring the colors of fall into your kitchen with these Harvest Owl Tabletop Sets.

Metal Monogram Wine Cork Holder looks distinctive empty or when filled with tokens from your favorite wines.

Metal Monogram Wine Cork Holder looks distinctive empty or when filled with tokens from your favorite wines.

 

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

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

Mount this Set of 2 Solar Fence Lights anywhere to accent garden features high and low.

Mount this Set of 2 Solar Fence Lights anywhere to accent garden features high and low.

 

How to Find Answers to Your Lakeside Questions

When you are searching your favorite website you spend hours filling your cart with treasures but what happens when you have a common question or just want more information? You don’t need to search the world wide web for answers, you can find them right on our website.

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So let’s start with our 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, the credit cards we accept and PayPal as our forms of payment.

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.

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Still have questions? Our FAQ section is a wealth of knowledge for commonly asked questions about ordering and our website.

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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.

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As you click on each category, we have anticipated question/ answers that were frequently asked by other customers.  Take catalogs for instance.  Say you want a catalog sent to you in the mail, but don’t know how to request one.  Just click on “How do I request a catalog?” and your answer will pop up.

 

4 Tricks to Stay Warm in Sub-Zero Temperatures

 

spirit fingersThis winter has been harsh, and many of us are living in temperatures we never knew could exist outside of Antarctica. To make sure we all stay warm, here are a few quick tips to combat the cold. You’ve only got a few weeks left of these record low temperatures, so bundle up and get through it!

1) Draft Stopper

Wooden doors tend to swell in summer and shrink in winter, leaving small gaps of space that let in big drafts. One small door draft stopper (door snake) can be the difference between a freezing cold draft and a warm and cozy home. You can find a decorative snake to shove under your door, or find one that attaches to the base of the door to make sure there’s no gap letting in cold air.

2) Heated Blankets

One of the more underrated home accessories, heated blankets are a life saver! When you’re watching TV on the couch, you really don’t need to heat the entire house, and electric blankets are warm enough to keep several people cozy while watching movies and catching up on the Olympics. Rather than cranking the heat, invest in a few heated blankets instead. You can even remove your duvet and place them directly on your bed for about 10 minutes to warm up your sheets and mattress before climbing in at night!

3) Hand & Feet Warmers

Trudging through the cold weather is best left to Alaskan wilderness explorers, but sometimes we find ourselves in similar situations while simply trying to get to work! If you have to wait for public transportation, or if your car takes a long time to get warm, consider stocking up on a few reusable or disposable hand warmers. We like putting them in our socks and boots and shoving them in our mittens when we’re riding the train to work! Pair that with a hot cup of tea or coffee and you’ll be warm before you know it!

4) Cover All Gaps

Much like insulating your home, the gaps of skin you leave uncovered can let lots of heat escape. You should wear gloves that cover your shirtsleeves, or that can be tucked into your sweater. Leggings may not be the warmest gear of all, but when you wear them under your jeans or work pants, or over your tights, they can make a huge difference! If you have to walk more than 20 feet outside in sub-zero temperatures, leggings and insulated activewear will keep you warm. It’s also important to wear long socks that reach about midway up your calf, and if you’re wearing leggings, tuck them into the socks to keep all the heat inside!

Pinteresting Picks for January

cosmetic bagsJanuary has ended, and just when we were all recovering from the holidays and thinking about those resolutions, we had a busy week preparing for yesterday’s big game! Now that things are settling down again here at The Lakeside Collection, we’re taking a look at some of the most popular Pinterest pins from January. Let’s see what you’ve all been enjoying over the past month.

Gifts Under $20 – Allegro Quilted Cosmetic Bags

Christmas may be over, but giving gifts is a year-round affair. With one of the most popular resolutions being “save more, spend less” it’s no surprise that gifts for under $20, such as this cosmetic bag, were popular pins last month. We’ve got lots of great gift ideas for $20 and under, so check them all out!

Spoon Rest and Utensil Set

spoon rest Another big hit in January, these attractive spoon and utensil rest sets are the perfect solution to messy counters and oven, and they’re especially perfect when you’re making sauces or cooking with oil. The bowls at the bottom catch all the drips, while the vertical style is attractive, easy, and much cleaner than standard spoon rests!

Footprint Stepping Stones (Set of Four)

Most of us are still experiencing blizzards, but in the southern corners of the country, we know it’s almost time to start planting for spring, which is probably why these adorable footprint stepping stones are growing in popularity! January is a great time to start thinking about what you want to do with your garden this year, and the perfect time to get your compost pile started!

 

twist roller rideTwist Roller Ride On

Who is ready to play outside with the kids? Apparently lots of you are, and you’re preparing with fun outdoor toys like this Twist Roller Ride On, which is great outdoor fun for kids 3 and up. It uses all the basics of physics – centrifugal force, gravity, and aerodynamics – to give your kids and fun and effortless ride around the driveway, sidewalk, blacktop, or other smooth surface. Pedals aren’t even necessary! Definitely put this one on your list for spring and summer fun.

Perfect Pancake Pan

Another fun pin, we love the perfect pancake fan, and so do pinners! We thing everyone should use it to make these cinnamon roll pancakes  – are so decadent and delicious, no wonder everyone kept re-pinning them too. We think they’re the perfect treat for your sweet this Valentine’s Day! And, with the Perfect Pancake Pan, making them for your sweetheart will be a piece of cake!

Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items for the Week

It’s time for the weekly round up of Lakeside’s favorite picks. This week we’re sharing a random assortment of items we love. From bathroom accessories to novelty NFL gear, we’re covering all our bases this Friday. Take a look!

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Foam Bath Rug Sets

We’re not sure if you’ve noticed, but there’s a bit of a new trend hitting bathroom floors, and we’re all about it. Bath rugs are a must-have item, but so many styles and materials just trap dirt and moisture, causing yet another breeding ground for bacteria. Join the trends and swap out those fuzzy bathroom rugs for these soft and plush foam bath rug sets. You will never look back.

Odor-Absorbing Sniffer

This Odor-Absorbing Sniffer is an adorable way to put an end to foul smells around your house. From backpacks and gym bags to laundry rooms and pet mistakes, these cute stuffed puppies are filled with the odor-absorbing mineral Zeolite. It works much like your typical deodorizing box of baking soda, absorbing odors and reducing bacteria without any chemicals. But, these “sniffers” come in three adorable puppy breeds – German Shepherd, Beagle, and Lab.

Women’s NFL Fan Headbands 

To celebrate the end of the playoffs and the countdown to the big game, we had to include a little NFL gear, right? We really like these cute women’s NFL headbands. They’re fashionable enough to wear to your game day party, but comfortable enough to wear while running errands and cleaning the house. It’s made from football jersey material, so it’s comfortable and breathable. Anything that keeps your hair out of your face is a great addition to you wardrobe, so find your favorite team’s design today.

Cushioned Folding Pet Bed 

What list would be complete without homage to our furry friends? This cozy pet bed is perfect for small-to-medium dogs, and fits snuggly on your living room furniture, keeping pet odors, dirt, and hair off your upholstery, but still letting your pooch enjoy quality time with his human friends. It’s also an amazing travel bed for your pup to enjoy, whether sleeping over at Grandma’s, or taking a car ride up to Yosemite. And, since it’s made from camping chair material, and designed like a butterfly chair, this is an excellent pet bed for camping.

Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Our Favorite Items for the Week

It’s Friday! We’re here to round out the workweek with a few of our favorite items from The Lakeside Collection. With discounted items and new additions from our Spring catalog, you’ll love what we’ve got in store for you today!

Oversized Cooler Totes

Cooler ToteFor a peak into our spring catalog, check out these great oversized cooler totes. With three fashionable styles and room for 36 cans and ice, it’s a great addition to anyone’s beach trip (or tailgate!). With this large tote (and comfortable carrying straps) you can bring fresh cold snacks and beverages with you wherever you go this spring. It’s perfect for a hike with the family, or a Valentine’s Day picnic next month!

 

 

 

Quilted Furniture Covers

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Everyone with a furry pet should have one of these waterproof quilted furniture covers to keep pet hair in one place. With three sizes and colors, they match most home décor styles, and are the perfect way to protect your couches and chair from kids’ spilled beverages, dog hair, and that wayward glass of red wine. Add these covers to your must-have list this spring.

 

 

Women’s NFL Knee-High Socks

Adorable additions to any NFL ensemble, these knee-high NFL team socks are the perfect lucky charms to get your favorite team to the big game. Gear up in style for the last big games of the season with warm and cozy game attire. Buy a few extra for your friends and start a new lucky tradition!

Gel Cooling Pads

small gel pad It’s still ice-cold in most parts of the country, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start dreaming of hot summer days! These large and small gel cooling pads are great for moderating temperature between two finicky people! You can use it in the car on hot summer days, or to keep your pillow nice and cool instead of using air conditioning all night. There are two available sizes – a large one to keep you cool in the car or a small one to cool your muscles and ensure you’ve always got the cool side of the pillow!

 

 

Knit Critter Hats

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We might be ready for spring, but it’s not here quite yet. Help your kids get through the last few weeks of cold weather with these adorable knit critter hats. One size fits most so don’t shy away from these fun and quirky hats to keep your noggin warm too!

 

 

 

Warm Cuddles Microwaveable Plush

And to round out this list for those of you still freezing across the country, check out these adorable plush toys – with microwavable scented inserts. The inserts are made from natural wheat and a lavender scent, making for a warm scented snuggle buddy for cold winter nights. The soothing scent and heat will help ease your little ones into a restful night of sleep.