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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Rocks, Dirt and Wheelbarrows
TwoLifetime employeessubmitted some photos after levelingthe yardof their new homeusing one of Lifetimes Wheelbarrows they recently purchased. Jenn and Wes found themselvesall caught up over the weekend and thenevery day after work for a weekhauling dirt, raking out rocks, and landscaping the yard with rocks.Luckily they had a handful of willing helpers to getthe job done. We love thatLifetime Wheelbarrows have two wheels,are stable,and so easy to use, said Jen, Ourshas really come in handy. The first few days started with three truck loads of lava rock that was wheel barrowed and shoveled in to fill the curbing around the stairs and the island (This took 3 days of on and off work).And in the nextfew days they started filling in rocks under the back deck and along the side of the RV pad. They sprayed for weeds and grass, la...
Introducing the New Lifetime Tru-Motion Cane!
Enteringyet another exciting newproduct category, the Lifetime Tru-Motion Cane is a revolutionary walking implement that provides unmatched safety, stability, and mobility.Lifetime Productsis alwaysexploring new product lines and is excited to break into the healthcare industry with this innovative product. Thestyle and design of the Tru-Motion Cane facilitates a natural, full-range cadence, giving you consistent, reliable feedback to increase your mobility and confidence in your walking pattern. Unlike quad or single point canes, the Tru-Motion Cane has a curved foot to improve mobility by facilitating a more natural, full-range walking motion. Regardless of the length of your stride or the angle at which you hold the cane, it gives consistent feedback and a sturdy connection throughout the entire gait, allowing you to ma...
Lifetime Kids Picnic Table Gets New Shape
Remember being young and banned to the kiddie table at family gatherings?Now with our new table, you are going to wish you were still a kid. The new Lifetime Kids Oval Picnic Table takes all the creative features of our adult-sized tables easy to clean, lightweight, folding for storage and miniaturizes it. After all, what kid doesn'twant to have stuffjust like Mom and Dad's? The Kids Oval Picnic Table folds completely flat for storage. And, don't worry, moms - it looks nice so it will wont distract from the hours spent on making the perfect table setting. We have been using our kids picnic table a lot at our house. It goes easily from the indoors to outdoors. Because its made of the same material as our adult picnic tables, we let the kids color on it or do their finger paint projects. Its easy to clean once their attenti...