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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This week we’ve compiled a list of four items for a room that sometimes needs the most help: The bathroom. We’ve come up with four of our favorite items that will help you keep the room you get clean in, clean and cozy. Because the last thing you want in your bathroom, is the feeling of being some white-walled sterile operation room.
Our first item is the Toilet Roll Storage Stand. Never have that worrisome moment again where you’re not sure how many rolls are left, or where they are stored, or worse, if there’s any left at all. With this handy stand, you’ll always know when you need a refill. Also the chrome finish lends a modern finish to your bathroom.
The bathtub can get slippery. So bathmats are always a good idea, especially if you have children. But that doesn’t mean that it has to be a boring white, or beige color that’s eventually going to show all of the dirt that gets washed away. Our Microfiber Tub Mats provide great suction so that they’ll stay in place. And these won’t cause mildew or store an odor. Typical bathmats are made of don’t stay in place, and therefore are susceptible to bacteria build-up underneath. Take advantage of a bathmat that won’t get your kids or pets sick and will match the décor you have in place. Add some color and personality to your bathroom with these mats, and have peace of mind knowing that everyone is safe.
The Kountry Krystal Soap Dispenser is another great way to add some personality to your bathroom. With its homey, vintage vibe, this soap dispenser will give your bathroom a cozy feel.These pieces are perfect for the holidays and if you are going to have any guests over at your place. The vintage of appeal comes from its resemblance to a jar and its country feel.
There are a lot of ways to decorate your home. Most people look to decorate their tree and stay away from anything not related to their family rooms and outdoor areas. However, for those extra festive folks, it can be amazing to take the decorations into the bathroom as well! This festive, fun santa toilet seat is sure to be a simple delight to all of your guests, and a source of joy for all of your family. The design fits just about any type of toilet, and was built for standard toilets. Also, it is a perfect addition to kid-friendly décor. Set them up in any bathroom in your house and listen to their reactions
Take time to decorate one of the smallest, yet most important rooms in your house. That’s one of the best ways to celebrate the holidays, friends, and family during this month. The bathroom décor trends you set this month can carry out throughout the next year and set the theme and tone for 2014. As we wrap up this year, make sure to take advantage of the opportunities to come up with some of your own great bathroom décor.
As the weather turns colder, a mug of something warm and delicious hits the spot. Whether you’re serving morning coffee to a houseful of guests, sharing an afternoon cup of tea with a friend, or settling into your favorite chair with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book at the end of the day, a sip of something warming is a treat. That’s why this week’s focus is on how Lakeside can help you enjoy your coffee, tea or cocoa even more. These weekly favorites suggestions also make fantastic hostess gifts, impromptu Christmas presents or Secret Santa items for your office.
If you or someone special on your gift list is a tea lover, you’ll appreciate the flavorful assortment of teas in this Bentley’s Tea Collection Tin. The classic set includes favorite flavors such as bergamot-tinged Earl Grey, smooth English breakfast tea and flavorful orange spice. If you prefer a lighter selection of tastes, pick the green tea collection and enjoy the delicate flavor of green tea touched with mint, mango and pomegranate. Each reusable tin has 120 tea sachets in half a dozen flavors to give you plenty of variety.
Is today a coffee day, or are you in the mood for tea? Maybe it’s time for hot chocolate. These gift-ready collections of Holiday Teas, Coffee or Cocoas can make it tough to decide, but you’ll love any choice you make. The sets are also perfect for parties; let each guest choose a favorite flavor and create a custom beverage bar for your next gathering. Each set contains nine different flavors of tea, coffee or hot chocolate, all of which are winter classics. Savor tangy raspberry tea in the morning, caramel cocoa as an afternoon treat and Irish cream coffee after dinner.
The taste of a rich cup of hot chocolate only lasts a little while, but when you combine it with a more lasting gift, you give someone special a reason to smile for years. These sweet Sentiment Mugs warm hearts as well as hands. Each 11-ounce mug bears a pretty border inspired by nature and a line or two expressing love for a mother, daughter, aunt, sister or dear friend.
Pull up a chair and enjoy a cup with Lakeside, and you’ll see why we’ve chosen our tasty teas, coffees and cocoas as our weekly favorites feature.
This week, Lakeside is getting into the holiday spirit a little early with our favorite items. Kids love to give gifts for the holidays as much as anyone, but they can’t just hop in the car and pick out the perfect gift at the local mall. Helping children make gifts teaches them about the joys of giving as well as receiving. This year, give them the tools they need to make their own thoughtful gifts for friends and family. By starting now, kids can make something for everyone on their gift lists by Christmas.
For older kids who love to create, the BFF Chunky Cord Bracelet Kit lets them weave colorful accessories for everyone on the gift list. Each kit comes with enough thread for 6 bracelets and the weaving frames work equally well with threads you’ll find in any craft store. Easy-to-follow instructions and foam weaving forms let your child design and make bracelets, necklaces and hair ornaments. The kit contains a foam pattern wheel and colorful thread.
Kids who like to help in the yard will be charmed with these Fairy or Gnome Garden Kits that let them create an enchanted garden for someone special. You supply the container and a few low-growing plants; the kit provides accessories such as a tiny watering can, birdbath and garden arch to create a whimsical tableau. Designed for older kids who have the patience to get the garden started, the kits are designed for indoor or outdoor display. The sets are perfect for a kitchen windowsill garden filled with herbs or for a miniature flower bed.
Even the youngest children can participate in holiday giving when you offer a little help. Let toddlers lend a hand with these sweet Handprint Ornament Sets that turn your child’s unique print into a cherished holiday heirloom. Apply the non-toxic white paint, let the child grasp the base of the ornament and finish the design with hand-painted details you add yourself. Each kit contains a red or green ornament, white ribbon for hanging, white paint, a wedge-shaped sponge, a black permanent marker for details and orange wax for adding carrot noses to your snowmen. Young kids love helping, and with this kit, they get a chance to leave a lasting impression without making a mess. Older kids can get in on the fun too by drawing in the details or adding hand-painted stars with the leftover white paint.
Give your children an early holiday present with these or any of Lakeside’s other creative art and craft kits, and you give them the fun of making something special for friends and family. It’s never too early to teach kids about the joy of giving!
This week, we want to help you make a name for yourself! With personalized items from the Lakeside Collection, you can show pride of place, define a personal space or make a customized statement. Fly your family flag proudly or give a child something special to help personalize a room or dorm. By ordering early, your personalized items will arrive in time for the holidays, so choose a customized gift today and surprise someone with a completely unique Christmas present.
Ivory and gold details on a black background make this personalized scroll flag an elegant addition to any foyer, front porch or flag pole. The polyester flag and its custom text are sturdy enough for outside use yet sumptuous enough to display in your home. Bright poppy accents highlight your name or monogram in the center of the flag, which is a generous 37 inches long and 27 inches wide. When hung outdoors, the flag is a stylish way to let neighbors get to know you, help friends find your home or show family pride. Inside, it’s a beautiful decorative accent for an entryway, rec room or den.
Sometimes, the most meaningful statements you can make aren’t written in large letters but carried close to your heart. One of our weekly favorites is this personalized family pendant inscribed with the names of children, grand-kids or someone else special lets you carry a sweet reminder of your loved ones wherever you go. Choose brilliant gold tones, sleek stainless steel or fashionable black for this stylish ring-shaped pendant adorned with fiery cubic zirconium gems. With room for up to five names, each pendant is a beautiful reminder of the love that’s always with you. These personalized pendants also make beautiful gifts and come with an 18-inch chain in an elegant gift box.
Kids love personalizing everything. From their sneakers to their notebooks, they take pride in ownership. Give them a custom personalized wall plaque and let them tell the world whose bedroom or playroom it is. The cute, colorful designs complement any decor and taste, so choose a look that suits your child for an even more kid-pleasing gift. Sweet ballet slippers, quilted pastels, sports themes, contemporary designs and floral patterns give you plenty of options no matter what your kids enjoy. Each plaque has room for up to 10 characters in fonts and cheerful colors that coordinate with the plaques for a designer look. The sturdy wooden plaques work beautifully in a nursery or toddler’s room too. Let your little one practice reading his or her own name with a customized plaque.
Check out the full range of our personalized items and order early to have custom gifts ready in time for the holiday season. Our personalized plaques, flags and art prints are non-returnable once printed, but you’ll have plenty of time to double-check the name or message to make sure it’s correct. You might not see your name in lights on Broadway, but with personalized items from Lakeside, you can make a name for yourself anytime you like.