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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Climb On and Hold Tight - Kids are in for a Bumpy Ride with the Ace Flyer Teeter Totter
Now you can bring home the fun with an outdoor toy just like the awesome ones you see in public parks and playgrounds. Your kids will be delighted with this Lifetime Ace Flyer Teeter Totter. Painted in bright primary colors with a spinning wheel, a whirling propeller, and an interactive dashboard. This deluxe teeter totter is designed with up and down, side-to-side, rocking action. A great way for kids to get all of their wiggles out! This heavy-duty teeter totter is 8 ft long, 8 ft wide, and accommodates up to 7 kids on board at once. Adjustable height feature allows you to adjust it to just the right height for your little ones. It is constructed of powder-coated steel and UV-protected polyethylene plastic to reduce heat retention, resist rusting, and prevent discoloration. Kids can play comfortably and safely. No worries ...
How Much Weight Can My Folding Table Hold?
One of the most frequently asked questions I hear at Lifetime as a member of the Tables Chairs team is: "How much weight will this folding table hold?" That's a pretty loaded question, no pun intended. You would think the answer would be pretty cut-and-dry. Truth is, it's actually quite complicated. But, as part of my continuing series on what features to look for when picking the perfect folding table, today I'm going to help answer that question while helping you understand why durability is so important to consider when buying a folding table. So, as a shopper, where should you start to try and figure out which table is strong enough for your needs? First, before you purchase a folding table, think about what you primarily want to use the table for. Paper crafts may not require as much durability as a table at a construc...
How to Properly Fill a Portable Basketball Base
Now that you've had some time to assemble that new Lifetime Portable Basketball System you got for Christmas, let's cover a few important things that every basketball hoop owner should know. (Yes, that means this is important for you to read even if you aren't a brand new basketball hoop owner.) Portable basketball systems are convenient. You can purchase a Lifetime Basketball System and be playing basketball the same day. However, when you assemble a portable basketball system, it is important to always follow the manufacturer's instructions very carefully. And, that means right down to the final instruction about filling your portable base. I have seen lots of systems with weights, bags of cement, or bricks on top of the base to hold it down - like in these pictures. This is a big "no-no" and very dangerous. We rigorously ...