When Lifetime started this blog nearly three years ago, it was with the intention of showing you how we all incorporate Lifetime products into our everyday lives.  Today, this blog has grown into so much more.  But, every once in a while, I still like to share just the normal, everyday stories about using Lifetime products.  Sometimes I really have to think, ponder, and put on my creative hat to come up with my lifestyle blog post ideas.  Other times, they just unfold right before my eyes - literally. Look at these photos.  You probably think I purposely set up my Lifetime Card Table and Chairs just for a photo op.  Nope.  The other day I went to the grocery store while my husband stayed home with the kiddos.  When I pulled in the driveway, I was welcomed by this absolut... More

Whew, the crazy holiday season is almost over.  All the gifts are opened, all the relatives are gone,  and now all the cleanup begins.  Lots of presents, lots of food, and lots of decorations add up to …well, lots of trash.  But, before you start chunking everything in the garbage can, a majority of your holiday trash can actually be saved to make one last great gift to give to... your Lifetime Compost Tumbler! Holidays provide lots of great compost material that often gets overlooked. Take a look at all of these items you probably have laying around your house now that Santa has come and gone that you can easily add to your Lifetime Composter. Do put in your composter: Wrapping paper - Use only non-foil, non-glossy papers.  Be sure to remove any ribbons and tape.   Tear ... More

If you love Lifetime products, we have lots of ways for you to stay connected with us online to get the latest company news, product updates, and exclusive deals.  Reading this Lifetime365.com blog is a great starting place, but be sure to join us in our other online communities, too!  Lifetime Products Facebook Page  - facebook.com/lifetimeproductsReceive product and company news, deals, share photos, and interact with Lifetime and other Lifetime fans Lifetime Products Twitter Account - witter.com/lifetime365Learn product and company news, deals, and interact with Lifetime and other Lifetime fans Lifetime Products YouTube Channel - youtube.com/lifetimeproductsMore than 60 videos (and we're adding more everyday!) about Lifetime and our products Lifetime Products Website - lifetime.comCorporate new... More

Lifetime Products is a leading manufacturer in high-density polyethylene folding chairs. Keep on the look out and I'm sure you'll notice them everywhere from industrial break rooms to professional waiting rooms. Why? Because they are durable and require very little maintenance to look as good as new throughout many years of constant public use, indoors or out. That's especially important for professional environments, but for me personally, I love Lifetime chairs because THEY'RE COMFORTABLE. If you spend alot of time sitting at a desk suffering from back pains (like I did) you may want to start thinking less about cushioning and more about firm support. I found my cushioned office chair was causing me to slump into the back of the chair with my shoulders rolled forward and absolutely no support against my lower bac... More

This past weekend, my husband and I took our kids to the Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld San Antonio.  The kids love seeing all of the extra holiday decorations and special festivities.  And, of course, getting pictures with Santa Shamu is always a thrill!  We've actually been  to the SeaWorld Christmas Celebration the past four years.  It's somehow unintentionally turned into an annual holiday tradition for us.  While some things like Santa Shamu and the giant Christmas tree at the front gate are always the same, most of the other displays have changed each year.  This year, one of the new Christmas attractions was Snowman Village, an area featuring snowman characters resembling famous people.  Guess who was the first snowman that I saw?  San Antonio Spurs Basketball Playe... More

The gift giving started a little early this year as we helped spread a little holiday cheer this morning to three people who will get to pick a Lifetime product to go under their tree!   Congratulations to our following random winners who will receive gift certificates redeemable online in our Lifetime Store: Jeff G. of Houston, TX - $300Clint P. of Kaysville, Utah - $150Linsey G. of West Haven, Utah - $50 Thanks to all of you who took the time to enter this month's giveaway.  It was such a delight to read what everyone has on their wish list from Lifetime Products.  Some of you are hoping Santa knows you've been really, really nice this year and will bring you five or six Lifetime products!  Others of you simply want your stocking filled with a new shed light.  But, the most popular items most... More

If you're like me, the lights are up and the tree is decorated…but now I need to figure out what to put under the tree for everyone.  Sure, Dad can always use a new shirt and Mom can ooh-and-aah over the latest kitchen gadget, but sometimes it's a nice surprise to get them something totally unexpected. So, in case you are still struggling to come up with an out-of-the-ordinary gift idea, I've pulled together a few unique items from Lifetime Products that are sure to make Santa's elves  - and your family - smile. Kids          Portable Tetherball  SetYou know Lifetime makes basketball hoops, but did you know we also make a fun portable Tetherball Set, too?  The Lifetime Portable Tetherball system brings another childhood playground game to the convenie... More

Since its beginning in 1962, Christmas Village in Ogden, Utah has grown to an extraordinary seasonal attraction. Each year thousands of tourists and citizens come to view the Christmas lights and cottages, drawing visitors from great distances as well as local families who have made it part of their holiday tradition. Spectators find themselves in a dazzling winter wonderland set aglow with Christmas lights and a unique setting of cottages modeled after Santa’s village at the North Pole. This year, Lifetime joined in the local community Christmas tradition by transforming a Lifetime shed into a cottage. Complete with windows, flooring and steel trusses, the shed naturally made for a great cottage in this winter wonderland setting! The steel-reinforcements on its plastic walls and roof gave Santa, th... More

 This giveaway has ended.  Ho! Ho! Ho! 'Tis the giving season.  Eariler today on our Facebook page, we challenged you to help us gain 50 new Facebook fans in just a few hours.  We said we'd reciprocate by giving away not just one, but two prizes this month.  Unfortunately, we didn't reach our new fan goal today. But, like I said before, it's the giving season. So in the true spirit of giving, we've decided that, despite our unmet challenge, this month we'll give away not one...not two... but three (3) gift certificates redeemable online in the Lifetime Store!  The first random winner will receive a $300 gift certificate, the second will receive a $150 gift certificate, and the third random winner will receive a $50 gift certificate.  We know you have lots of people on your ... More

Things are starting to look a little different along the Wasatch Front in Utah, and I'm not just talking about the fresh layers of snow on the mountains.   We are excited to tell you that Backyards Inc., the Lifetime factory retail store, is changing its name to "Lifetime Store". Start watching for the name change to take place over the course of the next four months with updates to all outdoor signage to be completed by February 2011.   For those of you who don't live in Utah, you'll see a change, too.  Our online store will soon share the Lifetime Store name to give customers a simpler shopping experience. So why did we make this change?  Most importantly, for you - our customers!  Even though Backyards Inc. has always been owned by Lifetime, there was no easy way for our customers to in... More

 
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Indoors at the Outdoor
For the past several years our company has participated in the Annual Outdoor Retailer Show at the Salt Palace in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. You’ll find the show filled with aisle after aisle of camping gear, climbing gear, custom water craft, outdoor apparel and the like. This year at our booth you would have also found our sweet Fold-Up Utility Trailer and our convertible Yard Cart.But anyone who’s been to a trade show knows that besides touting your own wares, half of the reason you’re there is to see what everyone else is doing. So while meandering through the multitude of retailers just trying to keep up on relevant trends, I happened across some of our tables. A configuration of several card tables made for a very practical and common use of our product – a convenient meeting area to discuss the business of the day....
What to Get a Tween for Christmas? A Lifetime Youth Kayak!
Are you still trying to figure what to get a Tween or a "kid who has everything" on your Christmas list?Trust me, I know how you feel. As a mom of an 8-year-old, I completely understand how tough it is to come up with gift ideas for those ages when they aren't really into characters or toys anymore. But, if you have a child who loves being active in the water, I have a perfect idea for you - a Lifetime Youth Kayak! My family tested the pink Lifetime Wave Kayak this summer and we absolutely loved it! Between my kids and my nieces, we had ages 4, 8, 9, and 11 using it. And, I even tried it, too! I must say, we were amazed at how quickly all of the kids got the hang of paddling and maneuvering when they had a kayak and paddle their own size. We have sit-inside adult kayaks that they have tried in the past, but sitting down in t...
Raising Hoops (and Funds) for Kids
Here it is - my official blogging debut. As the newest member of the Lifetime365 blog team, I'm looking forward to sharing some of my personal experiences and basketball product expertise with you. 'Tis the Giving Season! And, if you're a regular reader of this blog, you already know that giving back is one of the things that is extremely important to Lifetime. So, needless to say, I was excited to recently have the opportunity to participate in giving back on behalf of Lifetime at the South Jeffco Sports Association (SJSA) Holiday Tournament in Lakewood, Colorado. SJSA is a nonprofit youth sports organization offering playing opportunities in various sports to kids age 4-17. The Holiday Tournament event was held at the Gold Crown Field House in Lakewood. The three-day tournament included boys and girls in grades 3-8. It wa...