The Lifetime 6446 shed is a 15’ x 8’ multi-use garden shed by Lifetime Products. A Lifetime 6446 shed isn’t like any storage shed you’ve ever seen before. The Lifetime 6446 shed has faux slate shingles and faux wood siding, gable vents, windows (with shutters), locking side-entry door, sky-lights, and corner-shelving. Add some window boxes and flowers and the Lifetime 6446 shed might look better than your neighbor’s house! :) If you’re tired of running back and forth to the garage for your tools you need the Lifetime 6446 shed! The Lifetime 6446 shed is available from many garden home and garden store, as well as online with FREE SHIPPING from BuyLifetime.com. More

Is there anything more fun in the wintertime than coming in after an afternoon of fun in the snow and enjoying a cup of hot cocoa?  It is definitely something we look forward to . . . especially if we are hosting family or close friends.  We have a delicious hot chocolate recipe we use that I would like to share.  Offering an assortment of fun additives to your cocoa makes it even more memorable!  You may also want to consider serving the hot chocolate outside.  A Lifetime adjustable-height folding table makes set-up quick and easy whether you are setting it up inside or out.  Most of us don’t have a thermal Airpot dispenser kicking around the house, so a large thermos or a crock-pot set to low will make sure that your cocoa will still stay warm so you won’t have to miss out on that l... More

We've all been there for after-Christmas clean up... carting piles of garbage bags filled with wrapping paper and carboard boxes off to the recycling bin or garbage. In all the excitement, it's easy to throw out something you'll need later. Be it a certain box, bag, or set of instructions. If you received a Lifetime Basketball system, storage shed, trailer, or any other product this year and cannot find the instructions, you're in luck! All of our instructions are online at www.lifetime.com. Just click here to see a full list of assembly instructions, then search for your model number. Happy Holidays from Lifetime!   More

Shhhhhh.  Don't tell my kids.  The other day I talked with Santa at the mall and he informed me he is bringing my little girl a play kitchen.  I'm so excited, she's going to love it!  However, Santa was a bit concerned because the box is so big.  He was worried that with such a big box he may not be able to fit everything in his sleigh on Christmas Eve.  So, he asked if there was any possible way he could deliver the present early and hide it at our house until Christmas Eve when he'll put it under the tree.  Yikes! At first I thought there was no possible way I'd be able to hide a present that large at our house.  WAIT!  Ding, ding!  I just remembered the new Lifetime shed that we built in our backyard.  It's an 8'x5' shed so it has plenty of room to hid... More

 With The Holidays fast approaching, I want to share another reason to pull out that Lifetime Card Table and Folding Chairs and gather family and friends together near the fireplace.  I would like to recommend another board game called “The Settlers of Catan”.“The Settlers of Catan”, which originated in Germany, is surprisingly light and enjoyable in its first play. Players take on the role of immigrants on the newly discovered island of Catan. The game “board” is obviously different. It is comprised of several hexagonal tiles randomly arranged into the shape of a large hexagon.  Since the tiles will almost certainly be arranged differently for every game, each game will be different.  Each tile represents a particular resource such as wood, brick, sheep, ore, ... More

If you're like me, you've been shopping up a storm this past month and have acquired enough receipts to wallpaper a room.  I'll hang on to them for a few weeks after Christmas just in case something is broken, doesn't fit, etc.  But, once I see everything is good to go, I usually shred the receipt unless it is a big ticket item or electronic device.  Here's a friendly holiday tip:  if the product has a warranty, don't throw away the receipt!  I learned this lesson the hard way.  About two years ago I purchased a Lifetime 4' fold-in-half adjustable height table as a gift for my mom. As a former employee of Lifetime, I was obviously familiar with the strength and durability of Lifetime tables and had seen first-hand the outstanding manufacturing process.  However, I also should have known tha... More

 My friends and family know that I love the holiday season – in fact, it’s the time of year when my three favorite G’s come into play: get togethers, gift giving and gift wrapping.  I absolutely love to gift wrap.  There’s nothing better than cranking up the holiday music, making a hot cup of cocoa and rolling out the wrapping paper.Over the years, I’ve found that setting up a gift-wrapping station is the best way to stay organized. One year, I almost gave my grandma a necktie meant for my dad.  Since then, I’m diligent about making sure I set up a proper wrapping station.  Wrapping on a flat surface is key, so I break out my 4-foot fold-in-half Lifetime table before I go to work.  I use one half of the table for actual cutting and wrapping; the other side ... More

It's hard to believe that Christmas is almost here.  We don't really have any big pre-holiday traditions of our own, but we do try to partake in some of the local festivities wherever we live.  To help get us in the holiday spirit this year, we attended the annual Wassailfest one evening in a nearby town.  You're probably thinking, "what in the world is a Wassailfest?"  Don't worry, so were we!  I've heard of the Christmas carol "Here We Come A Wassailing" but didn't really know much more. Once I read the lyrics and did a little more reading, everything made more sense!  Wassail is a traditional European beverage, popular at the holidays.  (It tastes kind of like hot apple cider.)  Apparently, wassailing dates back to the middle ages as an early form of holiday char... More

 "If you eat, you qualify!" This is the motto of the Community Food Co-Op of Utah of which I've been a member since last Spring. The way it works is very simple. The program allows consumers to buy fresh, local food at wholesale prices, without paying for the services of "a middle man," namely the big supermarkets. Members of the co-op submit their monthly orders via telephone or email. Volunteers pick up the food from local wholesalers, package it at the co-op warehouse in Salt Lake, and deliver it to various Pick Up locations in the Salt Lake valley. Obviously, buying in bulk saves us money, so the more members, the less each of us pays for our groceries!  So where does Lifetime come in? At our "Store!" As you can see, the Store is actually a garage, generously made available to the co-op members by one of our vo... More

It's official!  Our Lifetime shed building project is finished!  A few weeks ago we added a wood "skirt" to the front of the wood platform to hide the gap underneath, to prevent critters from getting under our shed, and to make it more attractive.  Since we have a wood fence around our yard, we bought two more fence boards and cut them into short pieces.  We nailed them onto the platform and basically made a miniature fence along the bottom front of the shed.  We then stained it to match the rest of our fencing.  It turned out great! We used some of the rock that was left from building our house (and rock that we dug up in our yard when we built our shed) to build some landscaping beds around the shed.  We planted a few pansies, and a bush, and - voila- we were done! We originally built our... More

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Angled or Straight Basketball Poles?
On occasion, I have been asked whether I prefer a straight or an angled pole when selecting a portable basketball system. At first glance, an angled pole may appear to have performance or safety advantages, but when looked at from an engineers perspective, some deeper insights can be gained. I sat down with one of Lifetimes head engineers to discuss why Lifetime chooses to use straight basketball poles on our systems. Ed has been an engineer at Lifetime Products since 1993 and has played a large role in developing our basketball systems over the years. Here are some of his insights on angled vs. straight basketball systems. Are basketball systems with an angled pole less likely to tip over than ones with a vertical pole? The stability of a portable system has to do with the weight of the backboard and the weight of the ba...
The Lifetime Freestyle™ Paddleboard Makes a Splash!
The fast-growing sport of stand-up paddleboarding is an easy, exciting way to play and explore on water. It offers a great full-body workout and is quickly becoming a favorite for people of all ages. With minimal equipment required, paddleboarding is perfect for ocean surf, lakes, ponds and other flat-water paddling. The new Lifetime Freestyle Paddleboard is surfing to shelves nationwide and making waves in the competitive water sports market with its low price point and beginner-friendly design. Engineered to provide great stability and tracking, the wide hull design offers safe and stable performance in both surf and flat water. Our paddleboard features two adjustable fins that allow the board to easily slice through various water conditions. In addition, the extra-large Ethylene Vinyl Acetone (EVA) foam pads provide incre...
Labor Day Bike Trail Bribes
I hope all of you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. From neighborhood barbeques to lazy days on the lake and everything in between, it seems most people find some way to celebrate the holiday by squeezing in one last hoorah of outdoor fun before summer and warm temperatures come to an end. Me? Well, we are still enjoying exploring all the wonders and activities of our new home state of Colorado. So, we started our Labor Day by attending our little community parade which honored our local firefighters for all of their heroic efforts and endless hours of protecting the Colorado Springs area during this summer's historic and tragic Waldo Canyon fire. THANK YOU, firefighters! Then, since it was such a gorgeous day, we took advantage of living in one of Mother Nature's most beautiful adventure lands and took our kids on their f...