Kids have a way of doing things that just make you smile.  It's always surprising and amusing how even the tiniest of tots can be pretty resourceful.  Take, for instance, my daughter's witty idea a few weeks ago when we visited my family in Ohio.  While we were up at their lake house, we ate almost every meal outside to enjoy the lake view and the beautiful weather.  Plus, with six adults and five kids, we simply had more table space outside than inside.  Typically, the adults would always sit at my parents' patio table and chairs while the kids would eat at the 6' Lifetime picnic table.  Even though it wasn't a children's Lifetime picnic table, all of the kiddos could reach just fine, except for my two-year-old daughter, Alyssa.  She loves being like the ... More

Out of the blue, two people have mentioned table clips to me in the past few weeks.  It's not exactly a popular conversation topic or product, so I'm taking that as a sign that I should blog about them!  Wanna hear something else weird...both people were named Nancy.  Good thing I'm not superstitious.  :) My aunt Nancy was telling me how her friend was looking for table clips to fit her Lifetime table to hold her material in place for quilting.  Hmmm...clever idea for you quilter's out there, huh?!  And, one of our blog readers, said she was looking for table clips to fit her Lifetime tables that she uses in her restaurant with skirting on them. Just so you know, the edges of most Lifetime banquet tables are thicker than traditional wooden folding banquet tables, which makes it a little harder ... More

I can't believe it's been one year already since I wrote my first blog for Lifetime365.com.  I have to admit, back when the folks at Lifetime first asked me if I was interested in blogging, I was a bit hesitant.  Don't get me wrong, I was super excited they asked me since I am a former Lifetime employee and I LOVE writing.  It was a perfect fit.  But, I wasn't quite sure how I would ever come up with enough topics about Lifetime products from my daily life to blog one to two times a week.  Well, it turns out that when you really like something, it's pretty easy to talk (er, blog) about it non-stop!  Kind of like how people can go on and on and on about their kids.  :)  Until I started this little project, I honestly never realized how many times and ways I use Lifet... More

Summer is quickly winding down.  But, thankfully, August is one of the hottest months so there are still plenty of days left to squeeze in some last minute authentic summer fun.  Here in Texas, it's been crazy hot.  Ok, insanely hot – something unbelievable like 35 days over 100 degrees before August even started!  I was tired of simply heading to the pool or waterpark to stay cool, so the other day I surprised my kids with some good ol' fashioned water balloons.  Sure, it took twice as long to fill them up as it did to throw them, but it was worth it to see the smiles on their faces and hear their giggles.  My son had fun trying to throw them at me, while my daughter just liked dropping them on the grass and watching them pop. I grew up playing with water balloons by having a si... More

Okay, so the big boys from the pro's won't actually be in your backyard, but you can deck your yard out to look every bit as professional. First off you're going to want to pick up a 98874 Mammoth In-Ground Basketball System from BuyLifetime.com. This setup is huge (72-inches) and professional quality just like you've likely seen in High Schools, Colleges, and even some professional sports teams. Once you've got your 98874 Mammoth you need to decide whether or not you you want a half-court or full- court game. The obvious answer if you want a full-court experience is to buy two 98874 Mammoth systems. That may not be an option for you, so why not consider a portable basketball system? With a portable basketball system you can wheel it to where the action is at game time, then wheel it away for ... More

I picked up my son's registration packet for kindergarten yesterday. (Still can't believe my baby is going to kindergarten. Sniff, sniff. But, that's a story for another day!) Geez, how many forms can they make us fill out? So overwhelming and seemingly redundant in many ways. Amongst the huge stack of papers, guidelines, and forms was the obligatory school supply list. Wow, so much for just needing to buy a backpack, pencils, and notebook anymore, huh? The kindergarten supply list has nearly 20 items on it! Crazy! Personally, I was one of those nerdy kids that always got fired up about "back to school" time because, being the organizer that I am, I couldn't wait to pick out all of my new school supplies, especially my new Trapper Keeper! Ironically though, my husband came home from the store just t... More

 
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Missing instructions?
We've all been therefor after-Christmas clean up... carting piles of garbage bags filledwith wrapping paper and carboard boxes off to the recycling bin or garbage. In all the excitement, it's easy tothrow out something you'llneed later. Be it acertain box,bag, or set of instructions.If youreceived a Lifetime Basketball system, storage shed, trailer, or any other product this year andcannot findthe instructions, you're in luck! All of our instructions are online atwww.lifetime.com. Just click here to see a full list of assembly instructions, then search for your modelnumber. Happy Holidays from Lifetime!
Tetherball Comes Around Again - In a New Portable Version
My son is in kindergarten this year and I love hearing what fun things he does in school each day since its all so new to him. Last week he came home and couldnt wait to tell me about gym class - they had played tetherball! Wow, does that bring back some memories. Apparently, Im not the only one that remembers standing in line during school recess waiting for my turn to take the big swing. A few weeks ago, one of the popular Twitter topics was #whenwewereyoung. (BTW, you can follow us on Twitter @Lifetime 365!) I was surprised to read how many people tweeted about tetherball memories! Some fond, some not so fond...guess it depends on if they were hit by the ball!?! Well, good news! Tetherball is no longer limited to school playgrounds! Lifetime has made a new portable tetherball you can have in your own backyard or drivew...
Add Charm to Outdoor Living Space with New Lifetime 3-Piece Bistro Set
With the warm weather starting to appear, it's the perfect time to start thinking about sprucing up your outdoor living space. Adding an outdoor eating/entertaining area is always an inviting idea. If you don't have a lot of space, but still want to add some cozy charm to your patio, deck, or porch, our newest product is a great solution. The new Lifetime3-Piece Bistro Set is, I think, one of our best looking tables yet. It is made from a type of polystyrene material that is strong, water- and fade-proof, looks like wood, but is not high maintenance like real wood furniture can be. Its a nice round table with two chairs that is great for eating outdoors on the patio. The frame is powder-coated aluminum, so its lightweight and wont rust in the elements. Once winter comes back, the table and chairs fold-up with an easy single-...