Over the past few months, I've been sharing my personal reviews of the Lifetime Yard Cart.  I've come to the conclusion it's an awesome product with lots of cool and unique features.  So far, the only drawback I've discovered is that it is difficult to dump multiple small loads because when the load shifts it is hard to tip the cart back down, both in wheelbarrow and trailer modes.  Ironically though, this negative turned into a huge positive for us when we were spreading our compost.  At first, I thought Lifetime had thought of everything with this product... cup holders, tool holders, trailer mode conversion, slats for building up the sides, and more.  However, after using the Yard Cart for a while, I now have a few more ideas that I think would truly make the Lifetime Yard Cart &q... More

Every home owner with a yard or garden to take care of can attest to the necessity of a quality wheelbarrow. Event the ancient Greeks and Chinese, and medieval Europeans knew the value of having a solid, reliable wheelbarrow.1 Wheelbarrows haven’t changed much over the years. Lifetime Products thought it was about time someone challenged that. Lifetime took the design of the traditional contractor’s wheelbarrow, studied it to find out what its shortcomings were, then reinvented it. The result? The Lifetime Wheelbarrow (65011), which gives you superior stability, added maneuverability, and thanks to a re-engineered center-of-gravity and pivot point it lightens your workload by an amazing 85%. Lifetime wheelbarrows: yard work made easy. More

Good friends help friends in need.  We had friends who needed to spread 13 yards of dirt on their lawn, so we loaned them our Lifetime Yard Cart to help make their work easier.  What?  Did you think I was going to say I offered to actually help spread the dirt?  Hey, I said we were good friends, not great friends!  (Just kidding. Marc & Jenna, we love you guys!) Truth be told, the Lifetime Yard Cart was practically screaming for Marc and Jenna to borrow it.  Why?  Because Marc and Jenna live on an acre lot AND they own a 4-wheeler that can pull the Yard Cart in the trailer mode.   This is the kind of dream job the Lifetime Yard Cart was built for.  The measly six yards of compost that we spread on our yard by pushing the Yard Cart like a wheelbarrow was mere child's p... More

So, we're curious... Do you, your company, your church, your civic organization, your city, your Mom, yadda yadda use Lifetime Tables?   If so, how many? What kinds? Where are they stored when not in use? Are they stored/transported using Lifetime Table Carts? If so, do you have any feature requests for us? If not, why not?   Please reply with your answers here! Your feedback is GREATLY appreciated! More

School is out!  Wait for it, wait for it.  Yep, there is it, I knew I’d hear it soon.  “Mom, I’m bored.  What can we do today?”  Sigh. Of course, there are the traditional summer activities of swimming pools, parks, and amusement parks.  But, sometimes hanging outside in the heat and dripping in sweat just isn’t appealing.  Personally, I try to so some sort of outing at least twice each week to help break the monotony.  One day is usually focused outside around water either at a swimming pool, splash park, lake, or water park.  The other day I try to find something to do that’s inside.     Earlier this week, we tried out a new indoor play place here in San Antonio called Funtastic Playland.  Wow, where were these places when I was a kid?  It had a ... More

Sunday night was the season premiere of Army Wives on Lifetime TV.  I love this show!  Since I'm a military spouse, there are so many aspects of the show that hit pretty close to home.  So naturally, I was glued to the TV anxiously awaiting the fate of my favorite characters.  Now, I've admitted before that I pathetically watch for Lifetime products in TV shows.  Well, Sunday night was no different.  Wait, wait.  I promise I'm not going to write about every single time I see Lifetime products on TV, but I just have to share a snapshot from Sunday night's Army Wives episode!  Why?   Because it highlights a great, yet little-known feature, of the Lifetime picnic table.  Check out this first photo.  What do you notice?  Yep, the t... More

Two Lifetime employees submitted some photos after leveling the yard of their new home using one of Lifetime's Wheelbarrows they recently purchased. Jenn and Wes found themselves all caught up over the weekend and then every day after work for a week hauling dirt, raking out rocks, and landscaping the yard with rocks. Luckily they had a handful of willing helpers to get the job done. "We love that Lifetime Wheelbarrows have two wheels, are stable, and so easy to use," said Jen, "Ours has 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 next&nbs... More

Sometimes I just amaze myself with how stinkin' creative I am!  Just kidding.  But, I must say though, I am pretty tickled with the clever idea I came up with last week.  Our neighborhood was having a community garage sale, and two days before the sale, the HOA president agreed with my suggestion to hang a banner on the fence at the entrance of the subdivision to help advertise the sale.  We are located right behind a school so lots of parents turn around in our subdivision to drop-off/pick-up their children.  So, we wanted the banner to be out on Thursday and Friday to catch the school traffic. Since I was the one to suggest a banner, I felt obligated to volunteer to check on banner pricing.  Unfortunately, a one-day turnaround was not going to work in our favor, unless we wanted to pay thr... More

 
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I Mulch, You Mulch, We All Mulch
This past Saturday was yard day at our house. Nine solid hours of pruning trees, trimming bushes, pulling weeds, planting flowers, and spreading mulch. (Why didnt someone remind me that my hamstrings will be extremely sore from bending over all day. Its been two days and I still cant sit down without using my arms to lower myself!) Its the project we tackle every spring. I actually look forward to it. I love being outdoors and feeling productive. (Of course, that enthusiasm quickly fades after the first few hours which is why we plow through it all in one day.) Our backyard has several forests as my kids call them, which are really just large clusters of trees with mulch around them. Very pretty, but itrequires a lot of mulch - over three yards (or pick-up trucks full) to be exact. This year, we turned the mulching into a f...
Holiday Hoop Decor
This past weekend, my husband and I tookour kids to the Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld San Antonio. The kids love seeing all of the extra holiday decorations and special festivities. And, of course, getting pictures with Santa Shamu is always a thrill! We've actually been to the SeaWorld Christmas Celebration the past four years. It's somehow unintentionally turned into an annual holiday tradition for us. While some things like Santa Shamu and the giant Christmas tree at the front gate are always the same, most of the other displays have changed each year. This year, one of the new Christmas attractions was Snowman Village, an area featuring snowman characters resembling famous people. Guess who was the first snowman that I saw? San Antonio Spurs Basketball Player Manu "Snownobili" shooting hoops on a Lifetime Portable Ba...
Summer is Here!
As a kid, my summers were always lazy and unstructured. My sisters and I were always sent outside in the morning, and the day was spent trying to find activities to do. My point is, summer is here and it's the perfect time to purchase some Lifetime playground equipment. One of my kids favorite games to play on our playset at home is Fish Out of Water. I sit with my eyes closed, and if I think one of my kids are off the playset I yell, Fish out of water! If they get caught, we switch and they have to try and catch me. Kids love to get a break from school during the summer, and we love our Lifetime playset. The best place for imaginative play and exercise is the safety of your own backyard. The great thing about Lifetime is our playsets are made to last. The equipment stands up to the wear and tear of your children. Also, Lif...