Tomorrow, May 1, is a big day for scrapbooking fans….it's National Scrapbooking Day!  Here at Lifetime, we know how important it is to have lots of space to spread out all of your supplies, pages, and photos when you're creating a scrapbook.  It seems you never have enough room and can always use an extra table or two, right? Well, good news!  In honor of National Scrapbooking Day, tomorrow we will be announcing a special one-day coupon code you can use in the Lifetime Online Store for $15 off any table purchase!  Yes, I said ANY Lifetime table.  Even though we're offering the discount in conjunction with National Scrapbooking Day, just in case you don't need a scrapbooking table, feel free to use the coupon code for a picnic table, card table, camping table, or a spe... More

Many homeowners are concerned about the environment and are looking for ways to maintain their yard without having to use harmful chemicals. One area that gets a lot of attention is the lawn. With an organic lawn care approach, gardeners are finding they can have a thick, lush, and green lawn that’s safe for wildlife, pets, and people too. The keys to success include: growing the right grass variety for your area, aerating, dethatching, feeding your lawn properly, and mowing your lawn at the right height. Here’s what to do to transition into growing a healthier lawn: Use the Right Grass—Grow grass varieties adapted to your climate. In the North, choose cool season grasses, such as Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, and perennial ryegrass. In the South, use warm season grasses such as, Bermuda grass, St. Augus... More

Because I always love hearing how much people love Lifetime Products, I just HAD to contact the great woman mentioned in my last post, and hear more about our tables! :) Heather (shown above working at an Earth Day event with her little boy-- a shy guy in this photo!) is with Slow Food Utah and is powering a "Good, Clean, Fair food movement", a global organization with grassroots efforts to link people with information about the food in their community and the environment. One of Slow Food's lesser known initiatives is the "Slow Food in Schools", a garden-to-table program that helps children develop an appreciation for real, wholesome food and an understanding of sustainable food practices.  Heather told me more about her Lifetime 6 foot fold-in-half &nb... More

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!  We want to give a big thank you to all of our contestants for taking the time and effort to share their craft in our Favorite Spring/Easter Craft Contest.  Hopefully, they provided some of you with a few new ideas to try yourself.  I'm pleased to announce that after nearly 300 votes and a very close race that literally came down to the last few minutes and only a 10 vote separation…drum roll please….the Poopy Duck craft waddled away with the most votes to claim first prize!  As the winning crafter, Whitney L. will receive the Lifetime Craft Table package which consists of a Lifetime 4' Adjustable Height Table, a Lifetime Personal Table, and 2 Lifetime folding chairs.  Click here to view Whitney's winning Poopy Duck craft and com... More

Earth Day is one of those things I learned about in elementary school. I remember running home to tell my mom that each drop of water we waste actually becomes a gallon of wasted water for the earth! Like my mom reacted at the time, I now don't think that's true. My first grade brain must have exaggerated the concept. For this year's Earth Day, I decided to volunteer at the local nature center's event, helping with a craft table for children making magazine bead necklaces. Lots of fun! Volunteers before me had made thousands of beads and even sorted them by color. Looking around, I spotted a couple Lifetime tables. I asked one of the vendors a little about her booth then let her know I work for the company who made her table. She immediatley beamed "I love this table!" and went on ... More

Lifetime makes several different styles of folding chairs. The two most popular are our original Contoured Folding Chair and our newer Contemporary Folding Chair.   I happen to own both of them, so I thought I would take a few up-close photos to show you how they stack… uh, I mean fold…up to each other. First, if you've never sat in a Lifetime folding chair, you should.  Lifetime has conducted numerous focus groups and consumer surveys where we line up various styles of folding chairs…ours, metal, padded, etc.  While the Lifetime chair may not look comfortable, once people take a seat, they quickly change their mind. Why are Lifetime chairs so comfortable?  Easy.  First and foremost - size.  Take a look at this first picture.  See?  A Lifetime folding cha... More

Do you love scrapbooking?  If you shouted "yes", then the folks over at Creative Memories want to hear from you! Simply visit the Creative Memories Free4Me Blog and leave a comment telling "what you love about National Scrapbooking Day" and you can win Lifetime tables!  Easy as that. The best answer (judged by Creative Memories) will win a Lifetime folding chair and 4' Adjustable Height Table.  Second place will win a Lifetime Personal Folding Table and third place will win a $25 gift certificate to use at the Lifetime Online Store.  Entry deadline is Saturday, April 24 and winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 27.  Also, in honor of the nationally-recognized National Scrapbooking Day on May 1, we'll be announcing an exclusive one-day-only scrapbooking ... More

It's time to start voting!  Voting for our Spring Craft Contest is now open, so help us pick Lifetime's April contest winner.  Six people entered their favorite homemade Easter/Spring craft for a chance to win a Lifetime craft table package valued at $200 (which includes a Lifetime 4' Adjustable Height Table, a Lifetime Personal Table, and 2 Lifetime folding chairs)!  And YOU get to decide the winner! Below is the official list of entries.  Click the name of each craft to visit the entrant's blog which shows a photo of the craft and step-by-step directions of how to make the craft. Have fun trying some of the new ideas, too!  After you've viewed them all, pick your favorite ONE craft and vote for it to win!  How to vote: Send an email to PR@lifetime.com with your favo... More

This past Saturday was yard day at our house.  Nine solid hours of pruning trees, trimming bushes, pulling weeds, planting flowers, and spreading mulch.  (Why didn't someone remind me that my hamstrings will be extremely sore from bending over all day.  It's been two days and I still can't sit down without using my arms to lower myself!) It's the project we tackle every spring.  I actually look forward to it. I love being outdoors and feeling productive.  (Of course, that enthusiasm quickly fades after the first few hours which is why we plow through it all in one day.)  Our backyard has several "forests" as my kids call them, which are really just large clusters of trees with mulch around them.  Very pretty, but it requires a lot of mulch - over three yards (... More

This contest has ended. Today I was supposed write a blog post and tell you to get busy voting for your Favorite Spring Craft.  But, guess what? Instead, I'm announcing that we're extending the contest entry deadline! The original contest was during the Easter holiday which is a very busy time for many crafters and bloggers.  So, we're going to extend the contest one more week to allow more of you to enter your crafts!  (Oh, and don't forget, even if you don't enter, we're still giving everyone a discount!  Use coupon code EASTER to save $5 off any purchase at Lifetime's online store. (Offer ends April 13 at midnight. MST) Here are all of the contest details again, including the NEW dates: This contest is reader’s choice. After the entry deadline, we'll let our readers vote for the... More

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It’s National Play-doh Day!
Bet you didn’t know it’s National Play-doh Day today, did you? Not exactly sure why I know, I guess I just stumbled across it online somehow. I’m also not sure what you’re supposed to do on National Play-doh Day and who even recognizes or sponsors it. But, in honor of National Play-doh Day, I thought it would be appropriate to post of picture of my son playing with…yep, you guessed it…Play-doh!:) Kids love Play-doh. Parents love the idea of fun, quiet, creative play…but, deep down, most of us hate the mess it makes and detest the fact that the stuff dries out after just a few months no matter how tightly you put on the lid! A lot of my friends only let their kids use Play-doh outside so they don’t have to worry about cleaning up those gazallion little rice-sized pieces that get dropped on the floor. I’m not that hard-core, ...
How to Fit a Lifetime Playset Under Your Christmas Tree
It's that time of year again when kids start making their wish lists for Santa and parents everywhere start stressing over how Santa is going to manage to fit those gifts through the chimney and under the tree without being caught! Don't worry, at Lifetime we completely understand! Since we make huge playsets that are on the top of a lot of kids' lists, we've had a few chats with Santa to figure out how we can help him and his elves get these playsets to the all kids on his "nice" list. After talking with Santa, we came up with a plan. This year, if your kids ask for a Lifetime Monkey Adventure Playset, there is a way to easily fit it under your tree! We have already worked with Santa's elves to make a video that your kids can unwrap and watch on Christmas morning to see their present. Here's how it works. If you live in U...
Fishing Kayaks for Father's Day
Father's Day is almost here. If youre like me, you are always rushing around trying to figure out what to do for Dad at the last minute. For years I always based my Fathers Day gifts on two things, fish and sports. My dad either gets the latest Jets (dont hold it against him) football team sweatshirt or a nice wooden fish decoration to hang on the wall. Since these were always my dads favorite activities, this always seemed like the best route, until he ran out of wall space for all those wooden fish decorations. Im sure Im not the only one at there who has a dad that loves fishing. I mean loves it. You know, the dad who gets up at 4am so he can get out on the water . The dad who has more fishing rods than pairs of pants. Instead of adding to the shiny collections of rods, or in my case, fish that hang on the wall, why not g...