Super Bowl Sunday is a fine excuse to throw a great party. You and your guests can cheer on a favorite team, laugh together at outrageous Super Bowl commercials and last but not least, catch up while enjoying the all-important food and drink. Follow these tips to plan a fun, casual Super Bowl Party: Make your guest list and invite your friends with a football-themed e-vite. They can RSVP and get maps to your home online. Purchase football-themed party goods and decorations at a party supply store. Pick up napkins, plates, cups, streamers, etc in your team’s colors. If you are on a tight budget, concentrate your decorating on the table where the food will be served. Prepare the Chili Boats with Fixin’s the day before the Super bowl and simply re-heat. These savory chili boats are tempting because guests can cu... More

Last week, I had the honor of traveling to Xiamen, China, to show our factory and new EcoHousing Initiative to Jon Huntsman Jr., previous governor of Utah and current Ambassador to China. The tour of our Xiamen facility was well organized and I could not be more pleased with the way things turned out. A bit of history. In 2008, we opened a wholly-owned and operated facility in Xiamen, China. This means we have tight control over product quality. This is a huge distinction and big advantage over imitation "Lifetime" products made in China by other companies. By having our own manufacturing facility overseas, we can be more globally competitive and more effectively and profitably manage our international sales and distribution to the more than 52 countries we sell products to worldwide. Being wholly-owned also means the facili... More

Where do you pay bills? In a recent survey of my newsletter readers, 43% said they pay bills in their home office/study/den and 45% said they pay bills in the kitchen, living room, dining room or bedroom (the remaining 12% pay bills outside the home). Having a designated home office space makes it simpler and easier to handle incoming mail and paperwork, organize bill paying, and manage your household. But what if you don’t have an entire room that you can dedicate for your workspace? In many homes, the kitchen or dining room table does double duty as a home office. The biggest hitch with this solution is that papers tend to accumulate on the table, leaving nowhere for the family to eat!  It’s not just you who needs to pay bills and manage mail; your children also need a place to do their homework. What if ... More

I was just reading the latest issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine and noticed that January is National Puzzle Month.  Who knew?  For the life of me, I can't find any information regarding who actually declared this celebration or started it, but I'll go along with it.  (If you know the background, leave us a comment and please share!) Personally, I LOVE jigsaw puzzles.  In fact, my husband and I put one together every year as part of our Christmas traditions.  This year was no different.  I set up my Lifetime card table and Lifetime folding chairs in our living room and we started our masterpiece.  This was my first year using our new Lifetime card table for our annual puzzle tradition and it worked great.  The Lifetime card table is extra big (37" compared to mos... More

Happy 2010!  I hope you had a fun and relaxing holiday season.  Now, it's time to face those infamous New Year's Resolutions.  According to CNNhealth.com, about 100 million Americans make New Year's resolutions with their top goals being: save money, lose weight, and develop healthy habits. Well, here at Lifetime Products, we've made a few New Year's Resolutions of our own.  And, good news -  our New Year's Resolutions are going to help YOU meet those most popular resolutions! So…drum roll please…. starting in February 2010, we are making a resolution to host monthly - yes, I said monthly - contests so you can win FREE products from Lifetime!  We'll be announcing the contests and details right here on this blog.  The ways to en... More

It's a new day, a new month, a new year and a new decade!  Best wishes to you for a happy and healthy 2010!!   We've been working hard to create some exciting programs for 2010 that I can't wait to unveil to you in a few days.   (Pssst....I"ll give you a two-word hint - "free products"!) Stay tuned!  More

 
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Favorite Fall Foods…Mmmmm!
Tuesday night was my turn to host our Air Force squadrons monthly wives meeting. The evenings in Texas are just starting to cool down so I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to serve my favorite Fall foods - soup and pumpkin desserts! I didnt want to spend too much time and effort on decorating since the meetings are supposed to be simple. So, I planned to eat outside in the cool autumn air and allow Mother Nature to provide my dcor. Well, unfortunately, Mother Nature didnt exactly cooperate with her end of the dealapparently she thinks low 80s is ideal for Fall!? But, after the sun set, it did feel slightly brisk. I borrowed three of bales of straw from a friend to set around in the yard as easy Fall decorations and extra seating if needed. I used my patio table and chairs, a card table and chairs, and my Lifetime...
Lifetime Fold-Up Trailer Featured on Gizmag
Have you ever thought a product was designed sowell thatit deserved a little recognition?We at Lifetime want you to think that about all our products, which is why we strive forexcellence in theengineering and design everything we make. One such product is receiving some good recognition latley.Business Week regularly reportsthe winners of the IDEA prize-- The (International Design Excellence Awards) program is the premier international competition honoring design excellence in products, ecodesign, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts.1 Lifetimes Fold-Up Trailer was one of the winners of this prestigious award. The folks over at gizmag.com picked up on Business Weeks coverage of Lifetimes Fold-Up Trailer, and have written up a sweet review: Trailers are extremely useful items when you need them...
Summer Relaxing Has Never Been This Easy!
Gone are the days of preserving high-maintenance wood patio furniture year after year. With the success ofour firstglider benchthat wasintroduced in 2002, Lifetime decided to produce a wood-alternative glider bench. Constructed of powder-coated steel and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), thewood-simulated slats give the appearance of wood without the maintenance. The Lifetime Wood Alternative Glider Bench will not crack, chip, or peel, and is stain resistant and requires no painting, staining, or other maintenance. In addition, the individual wood-textured slatsallowfor quick water drainage. Enjoy summer with the new wood-alternative glider bench from Lifetime Products!! Durable, Weather-Resistant Simulated Wood The Beauty of Wood Without the Maintenance Ball Bearings for a Smooth and Quiet Glide 48 Steel Frame wit...