If there’s one thing I love, it’s college football season.  Having attended a large public university where football is its own institution, Saturdays are always spent in front of the TV watching the NCAA action.  I hadn’t had the pleasure of actually going to a game – and better yet, enjoying the tailgating festivities – in more than five years until recently.I might as well spill it now.  I’m a Gator fan – I bleed orange and blue.   And now is as good a time as any to be a Gator fan.  In case you don’t follow college football, the Gators ranked second this year and claimed a spot to play the number one ranked Oklahoma Sooners in this year’s Bowl Championship Series game in Miami, FL.  Essentially, this is the Super Bowl of college f... More

6405 shed shed is Lifetime’s stylish 8-foot by 10-foot outdoor storage shed, boasting headroom of 6’8” and 491.3 total cubic feet of available storage. The 6405 shed shed comes with one door (56” wide by 76” high), one window (17” square), four skylights, two screened vents, two 30” by 10” shelves, one 90” by 9” shelf, two 9.5” radius corner shelves, two 16” peg hook strips (all hardware included), and a battery-operated light (other shed accessories are available from BuyLifetime.com). Like all Lifetime sheds, the 6405 shed shed not only serves as a solution to your storage problems, it also looks great and is an attractive backyard addition. The 6405 shed shed is UV protected from fading and cracking and comes with a high-impact polyethylene floor t... More

Sigh. So, I think I finally have my house and garage rearranged and organized to make room for all of the Christmas presents Santa brought. It was just a few things but, boy, they seemed to all be really big in size. As you know, I LOVE hosting garage sales. So, consequently, that means I insisted on storing everything we cleaned out until we have our garage sale in the spring. Luckily, we have two big attics in our house to stash all of our junk. But, I know lots of you don't have the luxury of an attic or basement so you have to haul your stuff to a storage building, or eliminate the hoarding all together and simply haul it to Goodwill or the dump. Oh, and I know how those multiple trips to storage buildings or the dump can get tiresome. Even a pickup truck can fill up fast. If this sounds all too familiar to you, maybe i... More

If you’re considering buying a card table, you owe it to yourself to check out this folding round table. Round tables typically don’t take up any more room than those old-fashioned square card tables, but they roll and store so much easier it’s almost criminal to consider the “square” alternative. A folding round table generally has a greater surface area and can seat more people than square tables, they look nicer in a banquet setting, and are still ideal for game night, scrapbook parties, church activities, holiday events, and even garage sales. This folding round table is available with free shipping from BuyLifetime.com! Bulk discount pricing available. More

My oh my.  What a weekend!  My husband and I hosted a party at our house for his squadron on Saturday night.  We always like to make things interesting and entertaining so we decided to host a Murder Mystery party for our 39 guests.  Never been to a Murder Mystery party?  More details on how it works in a minute... The theme of our Murder Mystery party was a Class of '85 High School Reunion.  Everyone had to dress like their character would have in the 80s.  Wow, talk about some, like, totally awesome costumes!  The women pulled out all the classics including jelly bracelets, leggings, shoulder pads, and cans of Aquanet hairspray to tease their hair.  (Ah, the good 'ol days.)  Not to be outdone, the men donned layered shirts, Miami Vice suits, acid washed jeans, and rat tails... More

The 98874 Mammoth basketball system, you’ve seen them in High Schools, Colleges, and used by professional sports teams, now you can put the same, professional basketball equipment in your backyard. The 98874 Mammoth’s backboard is a regulation-sized 72” by 42” made of 8mm thick tempered glass. The rim is powder-coated orange and has a heavy-duty Spring-Flex with a steel wraparound bracing. With Rapid Cam™ Height Adjustment, the 98874 Mammoth has easy, one-hand adjustment from 7.5-feet to regulation 10-feet. The 98874 Mammoth is available with free shipping from BuyLifetime.com. More

Ever run out of ideas for fun activities to do with your kids?  Does your child enjoy craft projects but you never seem to have the right supplies to make something really cool?  Well, take a trip to your local home improvement store and you're in for a treat!  Our local Lowe's offers Build and Grow clinics for kids.   Lowe's supplies all the materials and directions to assemble a simple woodworking project with your kids.  They even give you a kid-sized Lowe's apron and real safety goggles...all  for free!  What a great deal!  My 5-year-old son is really starting to get into "projects" and enjoys using his Daddy's tools to build things.  So, a few weeks ago, we decided to try a Lowe's Build and Grow clinic.  Lesson #1... we now know that these classes fill up FAST!&nbs... More

Lifetime tables come in a variety of shapes and sizes, round, square, rectangular; folding, fold-in-half, specialty; 48”, 60”, 6’; work stations, meeting tables, banquet tables, picnic tables; BuyLifetime.com even has TV-trays and carts to move and store all your Lifetime tables, and all of them come with free shipping, right to your door (or loading dock, whichever you prefer). More

 
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Giving thanks at the Kiddie Table
The new LifetimeKiddie Table Sweepstakes has reminded me of some fond memories. My mother came from a family of 8 children, so when her side of the family gets together for holidays many of us cousins were told to sit at the kiddie table... usually a Lifetime adjustable height table. When I was finally big enough to sit at a table where I could swing my legs I was ecstatic to say the least. But as the years passed, I started to look at the kid's table again with a little more fondness. Being one of the only female cousins my age, I had a serious shortage of friends at these occasions. So I decided to start sitting at the kiddie table again. When you are in your teens and you start paying attention to children you get an instant fan base. After this move I became a family celebrity. You may laugh, but it's true. When I was ele...
Pumpkin Basketball and Gourd Bowling
This past weekend we headed to a local pumpkin patch for our squadrons annual Fall Festival. It was an easy and fun way to celebrate autumn and Halloween without having to attend yet another costume party! Its tough to say what my kids favorite activity was because there were so many cute things to do. As soon as we got there, my daughter was immediately drawn to the Corn Box...a metal bin filled with corn instead of sand and loaded with buckets, shovels, and trucks. However, the Corn Box soon took a back seat as soon as she heard the sputtering sound of tractors and noticed there were hayrides and little cart rides. My son enjoyed winding through the hay maze and pumping the old-fashioned water pumps for the plastic duck races. And, naturally, they both took advantage of the free face painting. (Personally, I passed on the...
Celebrating Earth Day
Earth Day is one of those things Ilearned about in elementary school. I remember running home to tell my mom that each drop of water we waste actually becomes a gallon of wasted water for the earth!Like my mom reacted at the time, I now don't think that's true. Myfirst grade brainmust have exaggerated the concept.For this year'sEarth Day, I decided to volunteer at the local nature center's event, helping with a craft table for children making magazinebead necklaces. Lots of fun!Volunteers before me had made thousands of beads and even sorted them by color. Looking around, I spotted a couple Lifetime tables. I asked one of the vendors a little about her booth then let her know I work for the company who made her table. She immediatley beamed "I love this table!"and went on to say that she bought it for acertain purpouse but us...