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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On the Drive Home
After writing my last post about my first encounter with a Lifetime Basketball System, I started thinking about how many other people probably had a similar experience as mine. In fact, on my drive home from work last week, I decided to count how many basketball systems there were, and how many of them were from Lifetime. In my short 10 miles from work to home, I counted 60 basketball hoops along my path, and out of those, close to 80% of them were made by Lifetime! So Im guessing that many have had an experience similar to mine. If you do, Id love to hear about it! In fact, while looking for the Jordan vs. Bird commercial a couple of weeks ago, I ran across video of some guys creating some pretty cool memories of their own on a Lifetime System. Check them out here: Backyard Basketball
Addicted to Chalkboard Paint
Irecently 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 andfunctionalmakeover 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 the paint so that I could...
Winner Picked Most Popular Table
Congrats to our May contest winner - Don Y. of Valley Center, California. This month, we let YOU pick the prize you wanted to win! All our readers had to do was tell us which Lifetime table they wanted and why, andone random winner received the table of his/her choice! Thanks to everyone who entered and shared their reasons for wanting/needing a Lifetime table. Our winner Don picked a 6 Lifetime picnic table with umbrella hole- which was also the most popular Lifetime table requested during this contest! Summer is almost here and people obviously are gearing up for outdoor activities and picnics because the second most popular table was the Lifetime 44 Round Picnic Table with Swing-Out Benches, while the Lifetime Kids Picnic table was the third most requested table. All of these picnic tables are available for purchase in ou...