As a real estate agent, I often hear from people who want a new home because they’ve outgrown the current one.  In some cases, people really do need larger homes, but other times, homeowners just need to use their property—inside and out—differently.  In a tough economy, like the one we’re in, it’s especially important to understand that difference.  Do you think you’ve outgrown your house, but can’t afford to build an expensive home addition or move to something larger?  Thankfully, there are alternatives.  One significantly more budget-friendly option I recommend for people who decide to stay put (at least temporarily) is an outdoor storage building.  “A shed instead of a larger house?” you may ask.  Absolutely!  A great shed, ... More

One of my Dad's traditions at the lake house is to build a campfire outside almost every night.  My dad likes to eat popcorn around the fire, but when the grandkids visit, it's time to break out the good ol' traditional smores!  After all, what kid can resist melted chocolate and gooey marshmallows smooshed between graham crackers?  For a change of pace for the kids' campfire sweet treats, one night my sister-in-law introduced us all to Hobo Pies.  If you've never had a Hobo Pie, you're in for, well, something different from smores.  :)  First of all, to make a Hobo Pie over a campfire, you need an iron pie maker, available in camping departments.  Then, you'll need bread and some fillings.  In the tradition of "pie", my sister-in-law br... More

 
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Just My Size!
Kids have a way of doing things that just make you smile. Its always surprising and amusing how even the tiniest of tots can be pretty resourceful. Take, for instance,my daughters 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 chairswhile the kids would eat at the 6 Lifetime picnic table. Even though it wasnt a childrens Lifetime picnic table, all of the kiddos could reach just fine, except for my two-year-old daughter, Alyssa. She loves being like the big kids though so dont think for a second that size would stop her! Nope, usually...
Prepare for Autumn! Get a Lifetime Garden Frost Cover For $10 Off The Regular Price
You asked for it, you got it. Now you can buy our handy Lifetime Garden Frost Cover separately on our online store. Usethis early start enclosure coveralone or in combination with the Lifetime Raised Garden Bed. Wesell a few different models for our raised garden bed kits and some of them don't have a cover for every bed in the kit (for gardeners who prefer to double stack the beds). Selling thegardencover separatelyprovidesyou with more versatility and options in arranging your garden beds. This handy vinyl enclosure keeps your plants protected from wind, pests, and thedangerous frostduring early autumn and late spring. Zippable opening allows you to open the enclosure on sunny days andlet thebees and butterfliesinside fornecessary pollination. The early start enclosure cover is 14.5" x 14.5" so it can cover several plants...
Congratulations to Our Three Winners!
Spring is in full swing and three lucky winners will get the help of a brand new Garden Caddy in their yard! We'll be giving each of the three winners of this month's giveaway their own Lifetime Garden Caddy. This versatile caddy is perfect for hauling tools around the yard. As most of you stressed, the ability to keep your tools organized, and easily accessible is a huge benefit of the Garden Caddy. Congratulations to our winners: Amanda V. Miami, FLCamille K. - Layton, UTKelly S. Penn Laird, VA Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway. If you weren't a winner but would still like to own a Lifetime Garden Caddy, you can find them at your local Sams Club or at Lifetimes online store.