Happy Memorial Day from all of us at Lifetime! On this day, we want to thank all of the military men and women who sacrifice so much for our country's freedom.  And, specifically, we would like to extend a huge thank you to our own Lifetime employees who serve in the military. Lifetime is honored to have many employees who work for us full-time and also serve our country in the military either in the guard or reserves. Several of these employees have deployed recently and we proudly welcome them back to our Lifetime family when they return.  We would also like to congratulate Lifetime Products employee Erik Davies, who recently received the "Patriotic Employer Award" from the U.S. Department of Defense.  Davies, a Plastics Materials Supervisor at Lifetime, was nomi... More

Come support our local military this Memorial Day at the “Salute Our Troops” event at Backyards Inc– the official outlet store of Lifetime Products. Riverdale location ONLY! Make sure to bring the kids! There will be free products, contests, face painting, treasure digging and more!  Frankie from 97.1 will broadcast live from the store from 11:00-1:00 and free pizza will be provided starting at 10:30 and going throughout the afternoon. People of all ages and skill can take a shot in a free-throw contest and be entered to WIN a Lifetime portable basketball hoop. We will also be giving away a Lifetime wheelbarrow and other various prizes and gift certificates. It all supports our troops!  Backyards Inc. is kicking off a permanent 10% military ID discount, and 5% of proceeds will be donated to the ... More

First of all, you may be wondering what the benefits are to composting. Well consider the following: You'll reduce landfill waste by recyling your organic materials into a nutritious product for your garden. You'll save money that you may otherwise have to spend on expensive commercial fertilizers in order to maintain a healthy soil. You'll improve your garden's ability to retain moisture by incorporating your homemade fertilizer into the soil. You get to enjoy beautiful healthy plants! There are obvious advantages to owning the enclosed Lifetime Composter rather than simply heaping your table scraps and lawn clippings onto an open pile in the garden. Open piles give off offensive odors, attract bugs and other pests, and just aren't very attractive. Obviously, an enclosed composter will eliminate the... More

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, and one 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. A... More

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 ... More

Ever wish you could pick your own prize to win for a contest?  Well, this month, we're doing just that!  Simply tell us which Lifetime table you want to win and why you want/need the table, and one lucky random winner will win the table of his/her choice!    That's it…just pick it to win it! How to enter:• Visit  www.lifetime.com and check out all of our tables in the Lifetime Online Store.  • Find your favorite one Lifetime table that you want to win!  (ALL Lifetime tables are included in this contest…banquet, picnic, camping, specialty, etc. Please note: If a table is sold in bulk, the winner will receive just 1 of the tables, not the bulk package.) • Send an e-mail to PR@lifetime.com with the subject line "May con... More

In 1986, Lifetime Products introduced and patented the first complete basketball system that could be adjusted in just seconds. Over the years, Lifetime has revolutionized the basketball industry and has literally changed the game to fit everyone’s level. As I’m sure many of you are aware, there is a wide variety of height adjustment mechanisms available, and sometimes it can be overwhelming knowing the differences between them all! Here is a list of some of Lifetime’s main height adjustments to help you choose what might work best for you.  Telescoping Height Adjustment The telescoping height adjustment allows you to raise and lower the basketball hoop without the use of any tools. You can easily adjust the rim height from 7.5 to 10 feet, in 6-inch increments.      Quick Adjust®... More

I had the privilege of attending the Utah Genius Award luncheon this past week, on behalf of Lifetime, as we were awarded one of Utah’s Top 20 companies with the most patents issued in 2009! The awards honor people, cities and organizations with the most patents or trademarks throughout the past year. This past year, Lifetime received 15 new patents! These patents cover a variety of our tables and our fold-up utility trailer. The patents join Lifetime's more than 475 existing patents, which protect our innovations and intellectual properties that our employees worked so hard to invent and design. A crowd of around 500 people gathered Wednesday at Salt Lake’s Little America Hotel for this annual event. Governor Gary Herbert opened the awards luncheon with Doug Fabrizio of KUER radio as the keynote speaker. A prod... More

We've been pretty busy at Lifetime this week and can finally tell you what all the commotion is about.  Lifetime is expanding into another new sporting goods industry…water sports!  Fun, huh?  Just this week, Lifetime acquired the assets of San Bernardino, CA-based Dragonfly Innovation, Corp. and its kayak products.   It's a move that just makes good sense for Lifetime.  Kayaks you say?  Yep, that's right. It's a great way to complement our other sporting goods lineup, which already includes basketball systems, soccer goals, and a tetherball set.  And, the kayaks work well with our plastics manufacturing expertise, since they are a blow-molded product.   Lifetime will manufacture the blow-molded kayaks in its Utah facility, which means the creation of more manufacturi... More

 
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Earth Day Slow Food style- with Yummy Pea Pesto!
Because Ialways lovehearing 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 guyin this photo!) is with Slow Food Utah and is powering aGood, 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 Foods 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 herLifetime 6 foot fold-in-half table and how sheuses it: I love your tables. I bought it to use as an extra table fo...
Tetherball or Soccer Goal? Tell Us What to Giveaway!
Summer is winding done and with the cooler temps on their way, it's the perfect time for kids to head outside for some fun activities. So, for this month's giveaway, we want to offer a product that's sure to be an outdoor hit and one the whole family can get a kick out of. Hee, hee. (Sorry about the pun.) The problem is, I'm tossing around two great ideas for product giveaways and I just can't decide which one to serve to you. (Yep, more puns). So, YOU get to help me decide! Would you rather we give away a Lifetime Portable Tetherball System OR a Lifetime Adjustable Height Portable Soccer Goal? The Lifetime Portable Tetherball System brings the childhood schoolyard game home to your backyard. The system is designed with a convenient portable base, similar to our portable basketball systems. Just fill the base with sand or w...
Hosting A Backyard Campout Birthday Party
It's been almost three weeks. Whew. I think my husband and I have finally recovered. I don't know what we were thinking but we somehow let our son talk us into a Backyard Campout Party for his 8th birthday. (Sniff, sniff. I still can't believe my little man is 8 years old already!) It seemed harmless enough, but this was his first group sleepover and "no guests' parents" birthday party so it was a pretty big milestone for him -- and us. After he made his list of neighborhood kids and classmates he wanted to invite, the list totaled 12 kids which sounded manageable. After all, teachers do this all the time with lots more kids, right? The kids were all talking aboutthe party for days beforehand. In addition to the sleepover, the other "big deal" of the party was that they all walked home with my son from school. (Come on think...