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

portable-loungerWe are approaching the middle of summer and we need to appreciate every minute of it! Not all of us are taking off for a beach vacation but that doesn’t mean we won’t be taking it easy. A staycation may be in the works and there are few must-have items to make it as relaxing and fun as possible. Here is this week’s Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week for a Staycation.

Backyard Lounging  Portable Folding Lounger provides comfort on all your outdoor adventures. Perfect for relaxing by the pool, at the beach, on a camping trip and more. Setup takes seconds: just unfold, and stretch out on the durable lounger with breathable mesh inserts. Includes a carrying bag with shoulder strap for easy portability.

sprinkler-ballWater Fun Beat the heat this summer with a Giant Sprinkler Beach Ball. Just inflate the colorful ball, attach the hose and you’re ready to play. The water sprays out from 3 places on the ball to ensure you have 360° of fun. Has a fast deflate valve.

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Summer Reading Enjoy summer outdoor reading with these Fashion Sunglass Readers with Case. You get the convenience of reading glasses and shades, plus a handy case to help prevent scratches. Fashion print handles will make you look great as you read on the beach, poolside, at the park, or just in your own backyard.

bubble-makerBubble Bliss Create hundreds of bubbles in seconds with the Bubble Maker with Mini Bubbles. The handled bubble machine comes with 2 oz. of bubble solution to get started.

plate-holdersColorful Cookout Use this Set of 16 Paper Plate Holders for picnics in the park and BBQs in your own backyard. The holders add strength and stability to disposable paper plates. They also secure the plates to prevent them from flying away in a breeze. Three slits on the rim hold the plate in place.

Look to The Lakeside Collection to make the most of your summer. From ideas to pull off the perfect cookout to products to make a day a the beach a blast, shop Lakeside for practical products at practical prices.

Summer Boredom Fixes

summer-funAs adults, we’d give just about anything to have the summer off just like our kids. They have so much time for all sorts of fun activities — yet they still get bored mid-summer. It’s hard to be responsible for entertaining them all summer long when you have work, errands and chores to do, but The Lakeside Collection has a few ideas to get you started. Here are 7 quick and easy boredom fixes for those mid-summer lulls.

DIY Ice Treats It’s hard to keep your freezer full of cool treats in the summer, but on a day your kids are out of ideas for activities, you can put them to work replenishing your supply with an old school treat. Have your kids stir together their favorite drink mix with sugar and water (a little less water than the directions call for). Pour it into an ice cube tray and cover it with plastic wrap. In the center of each cube, poke toothpicks through the plastic — the plastic helps the toothpicks stand up in the liquid. Place it in the freezer and wait for three to four hours for the cubes to freeze. When they’re frozen, you’ll have miniature ice pops to while away a hot summer day.

kitchen-twineObstacle Course This one requires a little bit of imagination from your kids. Using items from the garage and the house, have them build an obstacle course. It doesn’t have to be elaborate like the ones you might find at a military boot camp — it can be as simple as laying out a two-by-four to use as a balance beam or using a hula hoop to hop through. It can even involve crafting a bracelet out of kitchen twine — have them use their brains! When they have everything in order, they can race each other to see who can finish the course first.

DIY Container Garden A container garden is an upcycling craft to last the whole summer! Have your kids look for an interesting container from the house that you no longer need. Coffee cans, tea cans, old plastic storage containers that no longer have lids all work as planters. With a few seeds, soil and sunshine, your kids can care for and document the growth of their plants or flowers as they sprout and become greenery. A few weeks or a few months, it’s an activity to keep the kids occupied long-term.

DIY Spray Paint There’s so much you can do with empty spray bottles, it’s a shame to save them solely for cleaning! This project is pretty easy — all you have to do is dilute tempera paint with water and pour the different colors into spray bottles. Your kids can spritz a few paintings (outside, of course, to save yourself serious cleanup time) and create a backyard masterpiece to add to your refrigerator art gallery.

bubbleBubble Brilliance Have extra bubble wrap you don’t have plans for? While your kids’ first instincts might be to pop every bubble one-by-one, help them resist the temptation so they can make cheerful paintings! With a little bit of tempera paint, your kids can get creative with colors and shapes — they can even get creative with the applications — check out how Mess for Less stomped out a few bubble wrap paintings.

Ice Cube Racing This activity requires a hot slide — if you don’t have one in your backyard, the one at the park works just fine. Have the kids take a cooler of ice cubes to the top of the slide. On “go” have them each set an ice cube on the slide and watch it melt all the way to the bottom. The first cube to make it to the end of the slide without completely melting, wins. If you want to make it more colorful, make ice cubes the night before with a drop of food coloring for each cube.

Balloon Ping Pong With a couple of paper plates, tongue depressors and a balloon, your backyard will get more face-time with your kids than you might want. All you do is staple or glue the tongue depressors to the paper plate to create your paddle and blow up the balloon as a ping pong ball substitute. It may not be an official summer sport, but it’ll get the kids moving. Plus, it’s easy, inexpensive and addictive!

At The Lakeside Collection we have ideas and products to make the most of you summer and keep your kids from getting bored. Keep checking back with us until the 4th of July and throughout the summer for more inspiration!

Lakeside Selection: Our Choice for Road Trip Essentials

It’s finally time to break out the road maps and take a trip somewhere new! The summer road trip is one of the best parts of the season — if you do it right. We’ve put together a list of things we think you need on your next out-of-town adventure. Here is this week’s Lakeside Selection: Our Choice for Road Trip Essentials.maxi-dress

Effortless Attire The effortless style of this Women’s Jersey Knit Maxi Dress can be dressed up or down for wearing day and night. The flowing dress features a flattering empire waist and wide shoulder straps. It has a V-neck in both the front and the back. It’s super soft, comfortable and easy to wear. Length is 55″ from the top of the shoulder.dual-car-charger

Emergency Effects XTREME® Dual Port USB Charger gives you double the convenience. It charges any device that uses a USB cable (just provide your own cable). Recharge cell phones, smartphones, music players, e-readers and tablets–two at a time. The lightweight Car Charger (2-1/2″ x 1-1/4″ dia.) creates 2 USB ports in any vehicle, and it connects to any standard car plug. Also, it’s safe to use your devices while they charge, making this ideal for a GPS. Has LED indicator light.animal-print-luggage-set

Trendy Travels 3-Pc. Animal Print Luggage Set has plenty of storage for the jetsetter or traveler. Each bag has a zippered closure for safe storage when traveling. The duffel bag has a 13-1/2″ telescoping handle that collapses into a zippered pouch. It has a single zippered front pocket, 2 carry handles and 2 easy-glide wheels. The double-handled tote has a zippered pocket on front. The toiletry bag fits inside the tote, which fits inside the duffel for compact storage.gps-visor-clip

Travel Tools Keep your phone or GPS in sight with this clever visor clip. The device holder has soft gripper arms that expand with a push of a button to secure most devices from 2″ to 4″ wide. You can rotate it 360° to suit your desired viewing angle. Installs in seconds by simply clipping it to most standard visorsCalm-Coat.

Pet Prerequisites AKC Calmcoat is the easy-to-wear anti-anxiety and calming coat for your dog. Whether it’s anxiety when owners are away from home or just a general nervousness, this coat calms dogs in stressful times. The patent-pending design from American Kennel Club(TM) applies a gentle but constant pressure on a dog’s torso that has an effect similar to that of swaddling an infant. The comfortable cotton and spandex coat secures with fabric-magic straps. Easy-to-follow fitting instructions are included.

The Lakeside Collection has ideas and products to make every season more fun! From Christmas cocktail parties to summer road trips, shop Lakeside for great products and unbeatable prices.

Pinteresting Picks for May

From garden gadgets to seaside decor, our Pinterest followers are getting ready for a fabulous summer. Our top pins have sunshine written all over them. Here are our Pinteresting Picks for May.owl-throw

Fanciful Accents Add a fanciful touch to your living room or bedroom with this licensed Milo Owl Throw or Pillow. The multicolored tapestry artwork brings the 50″ x 60″ Throw with a fringed border to life. It’s a soft cotton/polyester blend that’s machine care. Imported. The 17″ Sq. Pillow has piping trim, and its cotton/polyester/rayon exterior is plumped with polyfill for extra comfort. The owl design is on the front while the back is solid-colored, so you can reverse it for a bit of visual variety.casserole

Cute Carriers Effortlessly transport delicious homemade treats with this stylish 2-Pc. Cooler and Casserole Carrier set. Secure food or beverages in the single-strap cooler. The casserole carrier has two handles that can be made into one using the fabric-magic closure. Both pieces zip closed, are insulated for cold or hot use and collapse for easy storage.bird-feeder

Feed Your Feathered Friends Give your feathered friends a cute place to eat or bathe with this adorable Umbrella Bird Feeder or Birdbath. It hangs from the umbrella’s handle, which is decorated with a 3-D garden friend that coordinates with the print on the umbrella.coastal

Seaside Settings The Coastal Gift Collection adds a touch of the ocean to any room. The wind- and water-weathered look of these pieces will create a tranquil, beachside vibe. Greet visitors with a Welcome Sign that features seahorse and seashell accents. The Sailboat has a tropical fish and captain’s wheel on its sails, and the hull looks like it was carved from driftwood. The charming Pelican figurine also looks like driftwood with curling feather accents. The Lighthouse has an LED light on the top, so it glows like the real thing.tie-backs

Let the Sun Shine In A Set of 2 Window Tie-Backs creates a different look for your existing curtains. The design features a circle with a coordinating stick. Gather the curtain in one hand, lay the circle over the front, then push the stick in on one side, behind the curtain and out the other side. Works with any type of fabric without damaging it.

Lakeside Selection: Our Choice for Wedding Season Products

WeddingMemorial Day is next weekend and after that, it’s non-stop entertaining until Labor Day. Along with barbecues and fireworks, there are weddings to plan for. Weddings are big events even if you’re just a guest. But if you’re in the party or a bride or groom — you have a lot on your plate. But we have ideas to make the event easier. Here’s this week’s Lakeside Collection: Our Choice for Wedding Season Products.

wedding-flutesFestive Flutes These Wedding Keepsakes make memorable gifts for a newly engaged couple. Each piece has a distinct pewter-like finish with elegant script, making it easy to buy all 3 for a matching gift basket. The Album  says “Wedding Day” on the bottom and has 2 wedding bands on the top. Holds 72 of your 4″ x 6″ photos inside, and also showcases your favorite 3-1/2″ x 5″ photo on the cover. The Certificate Holder ensures the marriage certificate is always safe and secure. Metal. Use the metal-stemmed Set of 2 Champagne Flutes to toast on your wedding day and anniversary. Each has “Bride” or “Groom” on the glass.

wedding-string-lightsCeremonial Shimmer Shimmering Set of 2 Beaded Light Strings dresses up your home for any holiday or occasion. The 20 white LED lights combine with colored beads for a pretty glow. Convenient battery case means you can place them almost anywhere indoors.

outdoor-entertainingVibrant Vessels Brighten up your pre-wedding ceremony cookouts with this vibrant tableware! Our break-resistant Outdoor Dining Collection is perfect for your picnic basket. Mix and match these sets. Mix and match these sets of 12 serveware for a setting that’s right for you.

wedding-mason-jarsMerry Mason Jars The mason jar design of this Mr. and Mrs. glass goblets set is perfect for a country-themed wedding or event. One glass says “Mr.” in black, and the other reads “Mrs.” in white. Each has a ribbon on the stem that coordinates with the color of the script. Goldtone lids give them an authentic look.

monogram-braceletStylish Souvenirs Set of 2 Monogram Beaded Stretch Bracelets is a fresh way to wear personalized jewelry. The script monogram sits on a stretchy bracelet covered in polished beads. Accent it with the matching beaded bracelet. Makes a fabulous bridesmaid or wedding favor friends and family.

wedding-nameNuptial Nameplate Wooden Personalized Sentiment Wall Plaques add a warm touch to your home. Add a name in bold lettering to the Home sign, then add your marriage date to the bottom line. Main lettering, 12 characters maximum. Bottom line, 4 digits maximum. Add your family’s name on the top line of the Welcome sign and the date of your marriage on the bottom line. Top line has a maximum of 15 characters and the bottom line has a maximum of 4 digits. Proud to be American sign has room for a name up to 15 characters seen over “Family.”

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.

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.

 

Pinteresting Picks for June

July starts tomorrow and it’s finally starting to feel like summer — and it’s showing on our Pinterest boards. Our followers definitely had vacation on their minds in June. Here are our Pinteresting Picks for June.

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Your family will love to help themselves to a refreshing beverage with the ergonomic Shatter-Resistant Pitcher. Clear container resists shattering if dropped for worry-free use. Built-in handle is effortless to grasp, and the easy-pour seal-tight lid keeps the contents fresh.

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This big and bouncy Sumo Bumper Bopper will have kids running around your backyard like it’s a bumper car arena. Kids will love to bop, sock and bump in this inflatable bopper. Handles on the side give kids extra stability. Repair patch included. Made of heavy-duty vinyl for rugged durability.

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BBQ, Hang & Serve Kabob Rack is an impressive way to offer delicious shish kabobs to friends and family. Use the 6 skewers to grill your favorite combinations of meat, vegetables and seafood. After they’re done, use the hooks to hang the skewers on the rack so everyone can select a kabob and serve themselves. Includes forks for sliding the food off the skewers. It’s a great idea for a buffet! The rack collapses for storage.

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No-Tangle Dual Pet Leash makes it easy to walk two dogs at once, even if they’re different sizes. Two leads connect to a single handle at a swivel joint that keeps them from crossing over each other. The leash is braided for strength and durability. Features an ergonomic handle and strong metal spring snaps.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.