Wanna earn some money and Lifetime folding tables for your religious organization? Check out the new Spirited Fundraiser Grants program that Lifetime is sponsoring! Not-for-profit religious organizations are invited to submit their best and/or most unique fundraising tactics for a chance to win a $1000 check. Oh, and some Lifetime products, of course! Hmmm, how about four 6’ Lifetime folding tables and 16 Lifetime folding chairs in addition to the cashola? Yep, those could sure come in handy! I know what you're probably thinking, "I never win anything." Well, guess what? A total of seven grants will be awarded! How's that for some uplifting news? Entries must be submitted before October 30, 2009! So, hurry and check out all the details at www.lifetime.com. More

So this might not be news for many of you, we’re on Twitter! If you already know what Twitter is you can follow us over there: @LifetimeJoe and @Lifetime365. For those of you who don’t know what Twitter is: In short, Twitter lets you answer the question “what are you doing?” and share it with your friends. Real life happens between blog posts and email. Twitter is a social media network that lets its users post short messages (up to 140 characters). People (“tweeps” or “tweeple”) can then search those posts (called “tweets”) for keywords, and can “follow” people that write stuff that interests them. You can also post your own tweets for your own tweeps to read. But this isn’t an advertisement for Twitter. What we’d like... More

Over the years, many of my friends and family have asked me why Lifetime doesn’t have the NBA logo on their basketball hoops.  Well, the answer is simple.  Money.  To have the NBA logo on Lifetime backboards, it would cost money. A lot of money.  Money that Lifetime chooses to instead put into the actual quality of their products.  Whether it’s using that money for more research, new manufacturing equipment, or improved materials, the end result is a higher quality product for you. As a former employee, I can assure you that this philosophy carries through all aspects of Lifetime.  You won’t find any lavish corporate offices at the Lifetime Products headquarters in Clearfield, Utah.  No marble floors, revolving doors, or plush corner offices with beautiful wraparound ... More

I sure hope you had a fun fourth of July!  We had a great weekend, but we didn't do anything special or festive other than watch fireworks.  Kind of sad... especially since our tradition, when we lived in Arizona, was to host a pool party and BBQ at our house every Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.  We'd invite our four closet friends and spend the day playing 3-on-3 volleyball and then the guys would throw down a serious game of hoops with our Lifetime Poolside basketball/volleyball system.  Let's get something straight.  I'm not talking about a leisurely game where you splash around in the pool and daintily tap the ball over the net or into the hoop for fear of knocking down the flimsy goal.  I'm talking about a game of volleyball where you actually have to jump up to... More

I recently came across this article on Kasi Good's blog, and liked it so much, I asked if we could share it here! So here it is, a cool and functional makeover for your Lifetime Table: "I am addicted to chalkboard paint... It's true. We had the kids computer and art stuff on this hideous lifetime table. It was covered in paint, since I routinely use it for painting furniture or picture frames or whatever else I decide to slather paint on. I decided it couldn't get any worse, so I rolled on a couple coats of black chalkboard paint! Now, I may as well be honest and tell you that it's not going to last forever. I can envision one of them realizing that if they try hard enough they can scratch the paint off and that will be the end of it. But it will be fun while it lasts. EDIT: I ended up stripping off t... More

WARNING! This isn’t going to be your typical Lifetime365 blog post. It’s going to be a bit more technical, and a lot more geeky, but don’t let that scare you off. I’ll try and walk you through it. To start things off, you should know that I’m a computer geek, I’ll admit it. What I’m going to tell you now is something that us geeks have known about for a long, long time, but something that you “normal” people probably don’t know about – and even if you do, you’re probably not using it this way. What is this “secret technology” of which I speak? It’s called RSS feeds. RSS is an acronym. I’d tell you what it stands for but people have been arguing over that since it first came out. Then “ATOM feeds” came along. All of th... More

To help kick-start the sagging economy many companies are having a "Christmas in July" sale, offering coupons, and cutting prices on products across the board. We didn't want to leave out BuyLifetime.com customers, so in addition to the great prices and FREE SHIPPING on every product at BuyLifetime.com for a limited time we're extending a discount at checkout! Just use coupon code JMA010when you're checking out for your Christmas in July discount. More

 
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Video Tips for Building a Lifetime Shed
I FINALLY did it! I finally got around to editing and uploading my video clips from when we built our Lifetime 8x5 Shed back in the Fall. But, hopefully, its 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 its a condensed, yet thorough, documentary of our 4 hour and 45 minute project. (Honest, thats all the time it took us to build an entire shed!) Its a great insight as to what youre really in for if yourethinking aboutbuilding aLifetime shed. And, its 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, be sure to watch this video for some pointers and heads-up of steps that were a little tricky for ...
Lifetime's New Convertible Bench
We are excited to announce our newest lawn and garden productthe revolutionary Lifetime Convertible Bench! The Lifetime Convertible Bench is a simulated wood garden bench that allows one person to easily convert single-handedly into a table in just seconds simply by squeezing a built-in handle and tipping the bench back. Additionally, when two Lifetime Convertible Benches are placed together in the table position, they create an instant, full-sized picnic table with attached benches. The great thing isits very versatile and allows you to maximize your outdoor living space. It is aesthetically appealing and can be used as a cozy park bench for day-to-day use and decor, or has the added convenience of being able to quickly convert it to a table with an attached bench seat for spontaneous extra dining or work areas when needed....
Be My Valentine and Get $15 Off the Lifetime Kids Pink Picnic Table
In honor of Valentine's Day, the LifetimeStore onlineisoffering $15 off the kids pink picnic table throughout the month of February. Be sure to check out our other pink and red products, too, like the pink youth kayak, and our red and white tablecloths. The Lifetime kids pink picnic table is popular because it is portable, durable, and cheerful! This is the perfect little snack and craft table for a child's bedroom, a daycare center, or a backyard patio.Polyethylene plastictabletop and benches are water proof, stain resistant,and UV-protected from fading or warping. Powder-coated steel frame is sturdy and resists rusting. Thisbright littlepicnic table is fun for kids to use and easy for parents to maintain. The pink youth kayak is a fun model that has just recently been added to our line of outdoor recreational products. ...