Whoo-hoo!  School is almost over!  For most kids here in Texas, this is either the last week or next-to-last week of school.   If you haven't already, it's time to really start thinking about how to thank your child's teacher.  Wow. A teacher plays such an instrumental role in your child's life. A mere gift seems almost too simple and meaningless.  Nonetheless, it is the thought that counts and even the smallest gesture of appreciation is treasured by teachers.  For starters, a sincere handwritten thank you note can mean more to a teacher than any tangible gift.  You can even go a step further and pass along your words of praise for the teacher to a principal or administrator so they know how much their staff is valued.  It's a gift that costs nothing... More

It is speculated that the wheelbarrow had it’s beginnings as early as 100 B.C., it’s original design being a simple platform or basket with a large wheel underneath and a pair of handles which the operator used to push it along. It was obviously designed as a “carrier”, and the loads it has carried have varied widely throughout the years. Spanning many cultures all over the world, it has been a vital piece of equipment in a variety of occupations. Wheelbarrows have a long and honorable history. They have been used in early military operations to transport supplies and injured soldiers. Various forms and designs have been found throughout history to transport produce and carry building materials for construction. Wheelbarrows were crucial to world-wide mining operations as well. While the wheelbarrow is still vital to such ... More

  I FINALLY did it!  I finally got around to editing and uploading my video clips from when we built our Lifetime 8'x5' Shed back in the Fall.  But, hopefully, it's just in time to help those of you workaholics who are planning on building a Lifetime shed this Memorial Day weekend! The video is a little long (about 10 minutes), but it's a condensed, yet thorough, documentary of our 4 hour and 45 minute project.  (Honest, that's all the time it took us to build an entire shed!) It's a great insight as to what you're really in for if you're thinking about building a Lifetime shed.  And, it's filled with tips for steps where we, as normal homeowners, had problems.  So, in addition to reading the instructions and my other three shed building posts,... More

Ok, so maybe this title has a slight arrogant flare.  But, just hear me out.  I honestly have your best interest in mind and I'm only trying to help you get the most bang for your buck.   The idea for this post popped into my head after talking to my neighbor who just bought a Lifetime table.  She'd been wanting to buy a Lifetime table for a while, but just never got around to it.  (Sound familiar?) Her friend was having a 40th birthday party and asked if our neighbor had a folding table she could borrow for the party.  Since my neighbor had been wanting to get one for her monthly Girl Scouts' meetings and her upcoming garage sale, she went out that day and bought a 6' fold-in-half Lifetime table and then immediately loaned it to her friend for the birthday party.  Bei... More

After spreading six yards of compost on our lawn, you'd think we would be done with yard work, right?  Nope, not us.  We have a back corner of our yard that is heavily shaded by trees so the original Bermuda grass never grew.  To make matters worse,  our yard is sloped so what little grass we did have in that corner simply washed downhill.  We really want to try and get grass to grow back there.  Not just so it will be green and look nice, but because we have a tire swing back there and we have a ladder in that corner to climb the fence over to our neighbor's house.  Read between the lines...I'm tired of having to wash muddy feet every time we come into the house! We did some research and we think we've found a grass that is pretty shade tolerant.  So, last week, we put... More

I think I can finally move again without feeling pain in every inch of my back and arms.  Remember in my Great Wheelbarrow Showdown post how I mentioned that my husband and I spread six yards of compost on our front and backyard?   Did I mention that I was the one who shoveled absolutely every bit of compost into the Wheelbarrow and Yard Cart?  Yep, me and my big buff muscles.  Ouch!  Anyway, in my Great Wheelbarrow Showdown post, my "test" results for the best actual wheelbarrow had the Lifetime Wheelbarrow beating out the Lifetime Yard Cart and a traditional wheelbarrow.  The Lifetime Yard Cart could hold twice as much dirt as the Lifetime Wheelbarrow and it pushed fairly easy considering the amount of weight in it.  However, it failed the wheelbarrow tipping test because ... More

 
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Syracuse City uses Lifetime Products
In Syracuse, Utah, Were lucky to have a community center that houses workout equipment, a running track, double-gymnasium, and has various classrooms and meeting rooms. Recently my fellow web developers attended the Davis County .Net Users Group which was held in one of the Community Centers classrooms. These user group meetings are generally held lecture-style, with the speaker presenting at the front of the room with their laptop computer hooked up to a projector displaying the material on the far wall. In this setup both the speaker and the attendees had plenty of sitting room and table space available. In the room were half-a-dozen Lifetime folding tables, Lifetime folding chairs, and a Lifetime chair cart loaded with even more folding chairs. It was nice to see that my city had taken the time to research the best prod...
Take a seat. How Lifetime Chairs Compare.
Lifetime makes several different styles of folding chairs. The two most popular are our original Contoured Folding Chair and our newer Contemporary Folding Chair. I happen to own both of them, so I thought I would take a few up-close photos to show you how they stack uh, I mean foldup to each other. First, if youve never sat in a Lifetime folding chair, you should. Lifetime has conducted numerous focus groups and consumer surveys where we line up various styles of folding chairsours, metal, padded, etc. While the Lifetime chair may not look comfortable, once people take a seat, they quickly change their mind. Why are Lifetime chairs so comfortable? Easy. First and foremost - size. Take a look at this first picture. See? A Lifetime folding chair is significantly wider and taller than a standard folding chair you purchase wit...
My Composter is Dripping!
A lot of our customers often start asking us the same questions about composting around this time of year. One of the most common concerns we hear is that their Lifetime Composter is leaking. Long story short, this is normal. But, to really give you insight into why this is normal, AND what you can do with the leaking liquid, I've asked our Geekstyle blogger Joe to give you the scoop. (For those of you who don't know, Joe the Web Guy is also known as Joe the Green Guy when he's not on the Lifetime clock - with his own website called PathToGreenerLiving.com where he givestips for going greenincluding how to use some of Lifetime's Lawn Garden products.) From Joe: A lot of people have jumped on the home gardening band-wagon and are interested in starting to make their own compost. And why not? If you have a garden you have ga...