We are always excited to bring new products to the market and I am happy to announce Lifetime’s newest addition – Modular Storage Cabinets! Built with durable, steel-reinforced construction and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), Lifetime’s new Modular Storage Cabinet is tough enough for your garage, but looks great for your home or office. With a convenient modular design, multiple cabinets can be hung and used as wall cabinets (mounting hardware not included) or can connect together and be used as base or stacking cabinets (attachment hardware included). The cabinets can be arranged in both top-to-bottom and side-to-side configurations allowing you to customize your storage area to fit your needs. Lifetime’s Modular Storage Cabinet includes two steel-reinforced, adjustable shelves that can hold up to ... More

Last week, I had the fun opportunity to tag along with the Lifetime marketing and graphic design teams to test the new Lifetime kayaks on Willard Bay, a lake just north of the Lifetime headquarters in Utah.  I've kayaked before, but this was my first time trying out the Lifetime kayaks.  We were using the Calypso and Daylite models, which are identical 8' molds with the exception of the type of backrest and color.  Personally, I preferred the Daylite model because the backrest felt more comfortable to me since it came up a bit higher.  And, the feature of being able to store valuables inside the backrest is pretty handy, too. As we've mentioned before, Lifetime kayaks are designed specifically for beginners and are, consequently, extremely stable.  In fact, they are so stable that even when... More

Since our beginning in 1986, Lifetime has revolutionized the sporting goods industry by inventing the first basketball system that could be adjusted in seconds. Today, Lifetime is the world leading manufacturer of residential basketball systems and continues to bring new, innovative products to the market. We are excited to tell you about two new height adjustment mechanisms for our basketball systems. The first is the Front Adjust®. As its name suggests, this adjustment mechanism allows you to adjust the height of your basketball pole from the front of the basketball system, instead of from behind. With this convenient new location, there is no need to walk around to the back of the system, and it is easier for people of all ages and heights to adjust their basketball hoop. It has a two-handed grip that easily allows yo... More

Are you planning a backyard picnic to celebrate the end of summer or upcoming Labor Day? Still trying to figure out where everyone can sit?  If you're like me, you have a nice patio table and chair set, but it seems like I'm still always short just one or two chairs to be able to have everyone sit together.  I could set up my Lifetime card table and folding chairs, but it feels awkward having two people dine by themselves away from the group.  Well, here's a handy suggestion my mom shared with me that's the perfect solution to your seating dilemma. Typically, the chairs that come with a  patio table are very comfy, but they are also usually very wide and feature arm rests.  If you need to add a few extra seats to your patio table, simply use your Lifetime folding chairs instead of your bulky pat... More

I had a family reunion a couple weeks ago. This is not your typical family reunion with cousins you’ve never met, let alone seen, before. My extended family is very close-knit and (I hope it’s safe to say) we all look forward to the DFR (aka Dixon Family Reunion) every year, truly. My dad and his two siblings take turns planning it each year. This year was my Uncle Brent’s turn, so we went to Pineview Dam near Huntsville, Utah. I have about 20 cousins in the age range of 28-35. They all have spouses and, on average, 4 kids each; so our family is pushing close to 60 people. The kids range from brand new babies to 16 years old. As you know, Lifetime acquired the kayak company, Dragonfly Innovation, back in February. I bought two of the blue Calypso kayaks and decided I’d take them up to the lake an... More

This month, we asked YOU on our blog and Facebook page to tell us what to giveaway… either a Portable Adjustable Height Soccer Goal or a Portable Tetherball System.  After a close vote, YOU picked Tetherball and WE randomly picked Kristen M. of Glendive, MT as the lucky winner using random.org! We hope, Kristen and her family will enjoy taking some swings on the Lifetime Portable Tetherball System as summer unwinds and we head into cooler temperatures. Thanks to everyone who entered and made this one of our most popular giveaways so far.  Since it's back-to-school season and tetherball seems to bring back fun childhood school memories for so many of you, we are offering a $20 discount off the Lifetime Portable Tetherball System in the Lifetime Online Store now through August 31!  Si... More

We are pleased to announce the latest addition to the Lifetime Online Store--(drum roll. Splash!) Kayaks! Lifetime Products is now offering the Calypso kayak at an amazing affordable price to fit your active lifestyle and your budget. This 8 ft kayak can accommodate one adult with a spot for one child in the front as well. This is the perfect beginner's kayak because it is designed for stability, not speed. Perfect for paddling around on lakes and ponds. The Lifetime Calypso kayak is a one-piece construction of high-density polyethylene plastic--smooth contours with no protruding hardware. This is a durable, lightweight water craft that you can just toss into the back of your vehicle and head for the water. You'll especially appreciate all the h... More

Twice a year, we at Lifetime get together to hear company updates, see new products, and share company profit from the year. Profit Sharing is a Lifetime tradition where the company shares a tenth of it's profits with all employees. Call it a summer bonus celebration-- everyone is excited to see how our hard work has paid off and how that works into our share total. This meeting was as great as ever, with 20 new products shown and good news on our sales totals for 2010. Lifetime is healthy, growing strong, and innovating exciting new products for the home. Keep checking this blog and our Facebook and Twitter account to get the first word when these products are released!   More

The verdict is in!  The past few days our blog readers and Facebook fans have been sharing their preferences for which product we should give away in August to usher in the last official month of summer.    We limited your choice to either the Lifetime Portable Tetherball System or the Lifetime Portable Adjustable Height Soccer Goal. The comments have been tallied and the vote was really close!  But, this month, you've decided one lucky winner will receive…. a Lifetime Portable Tetherball System!   Thanks to everyone who shared their comment.  Now, it's time for all of you to enter to win!  As usual, to enter the giveaway, we're keeping it pretty simple. How to enter: Send an e-mail to PR@lifetime.com with the subject line "August contest" and your full name in the ema... More

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 ... More

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Favorite Room In My House
We moved to a new house two years ago and I love it! Out of the entire house, guess which room my favorite? Ok, trick question…it’s not even really a room. It’s the closet in our office! It’s a large walk-in closet with two doors and a window. I use one side for storage of big things like suitcases, our baby pack-n-play, etc. The other side is my own little niche….my craft closet. Most of the crafts I do are just small paper type crafts (handmade cards, invitations, etc.) so I don’t need a lot of room or fancy supplies. Most people laugh at me and ask why I don’t just use the entire office as my craft room. Well, as I’ve mentioned before, I love to be organized so it’s crucial to my sanity that I don’t leave projects-in-process just laying around where I can see all of the clutter. So, turning the closet into my craft close...
Tailgating Party Video Tips
In case you've been living under a rock and haven't noticed, it's officiallyfootball season again! Know how I know? My husband is glued to the TV every weekend and Monday night! And, he's constantly checking his fantasy football league scores online. Sigh. Personally, I just don't understand the fantasy football fascniation/obsession! Anyway, the start of football season also means the start of tailgating season! It may still be called a tailgate party, but nowadays, most people use more than just a tailgate when it comes to pre-game or pre-race festivities! In fact, quite often, RVs and buffet tables with canopies have replaced simple tailgates. Likewise, a rack of ribs or skewer of shrimp has replaced the traditional game day hotdog or burger. And, surprisingly, a lot of people never even plan on going to the actual game! ...
Gliding with Grandpa
Still searching for that perfect Christmas gift to give your parents, grandparents,or your spouse? Here's an idea - how about a cozy Lifetime Glider Bench? Last year, I gave my Dad the Lifetime Glider Bench for Christmas. I purchased the original Lifetime Glider Bench because it matched the Lifetime Picnic Table they have in their back yard. (The Lifetime Glider Bench is also available in a Wood Alternative version that looks like real wood slats.) My Dad put his new Lifetime Glider Bench under a huge tree in the backyard at his lake house so he can sit under the shade and watch the lake. This summer when my family went home to visit, we all took turns at some point relaxing and gliding on the bench to watch the soothing waves on the lake, the crackling fire pit, or a friendly game of Cornhole. But, my favorite use was when...