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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Charlys's Profile
Name: Charlys Position at Lifetime Products: I am a copywriter for our buylifetime website. I create the content for our online catalog and provide you with the detailed specs and product information you need. Topics I Blog About: I blog about all the different Lifetime products we have to offer that will make your work easier and your RR more enjoyable. I will keep you posted about all of the sales, discounts, and clearances we have on Lifetime products. My favorite Lifetime Products: Because I love camping, my personal favorites are the Jumping Jack Trailer and the camping table. On a Saturday afternoon you can find me: You can find me hiking in the mountains or bird watching at the lake; or I may be experimenting in the kitchen, cooking up my own exotic dishes from ideas I get on the food channel (to the delight or d...
Composter Winner Announced … and 6' Table Giveaway Continues!
Congratulations to Stephanie H. of Ephraim, Utah! As the lucky random winner of our October contest, Stephanie will receive an 80-gallon Lifetime Composter! With this tumbler-style composter which turns on an axis for balanced rotation and features a mixing bar, Stephanie can easily make her own compost without the time and hassle of using a pitchfork to turn the pile. For those of you like Stephanie who are new to composting, check out these quick composting tips to help get you started making your own rich organic fertilizer. Thanks to all of you who took the time to enter our giveaway this month. If you didn't win, hang in there; we'll start out next monthly giveaway in just a few more weeks. In the meantime, head on over to tablevogue.com and enter to win the Ultimate Entertaining Kit featuring a 6' Lifetime Folding Tabl...
Lifetime 34" Square Fold-in-Half Table - Just in Time for Holidays
Lots of Americans will be rushing out this week to buy an extra table for their Thanksgiving feast and upcoming holiday dinners. Because of its size, one of the most popular folding table options on the market is the square table, often referred to as a card table. At Lifetime, we pride ourselves on constantly innovating and improving products. And, I am happy to share with you that Lifetime has made this popular temporary card table even more convenient to own, store, and transport thanks to afold-in-half design and a built-in carrying handle. The new Lifetime 34-Inch Square Fold-in-Half Table offers ample seating space for up to four guests, yet folds in half to just 17 inches to easily carry and fit in the trunk of the smallest car or a hallway closet. However, even though the Lifetime 34-Inch Square Fold-in-Half Table i...