Like 7,742,484 other people, I follow NBC's The Office on Facebook and I'm a big fan of the show. Last night's tear-jerker was a great way to say goodbye to the Michael Scott we have come to love, and begin to close their seventh season. As part of the usual Thursday night ritual, I was curled up on the couch with a bowl of dinner and my favorite throw. I think I speak for all "Office Fans" at Lifetime when I say I was SO EXCITED to see Michael Scott missing basketball shots on a Lifetime basketball hoop!   As Steve Carrell tossed the ball behind his shoulder, saying "catch you guys on the flippity flip!" he constantly shot toward a portable Lifetime basketball hoop... until he finally made it. It must have been a fun shot to produce, ... More

A few weeks ago my little girl turned 4 years old. We celebrated with a Tinkerbell themed party at our house. The birthday girl loved the Tinkerbell cake I made, and the other party girls were thrilled with the handmade Tinkerbell fairy skirts I hid in the trees for them and the sparkle pixie dust I sprayed on each of them.  But, despite my best fairy efforts, the true hit of the party was the bouncy castle that my husband decided we "absolutely needed" to rent at very the last minute. Sigh. He was right, the kids (and some adults) jumped non-stop. If you've never rented a bouncy castle, these things are huge… and heavy!  When they loaded it into our truck at the rental facility, they actually used a forklift.  Unfortunately, we don't have the luxury of a forklift at our house. ... More

What better way to spend Earth Day than purchasing a wheelbarrow to tidy up your own personal environment? If you're ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work, you'll be happy to hear that we're offering 10% off the Heavy-Duty Lifetime Wheelbarrow and the Lifetime Yard Cart at our online Lifetime Store.  Two wheels are better than one! Lifetime engineers have improved on the traditional wheelbarrow design by using two wheels in place of one. This addition, as well as the extra-wide wheel base and low center of gravity, provide ultimate load stability; distributing 85% of the load weight to the wheels and only 15% to you, the operator! Customers say they appreciate the easy manuverability, awesome balance, and tapered front. Read the reviews to see what else customers are ... More

This giveaway has ended.  Spring is here and Earth Day is this Friday, April 22!  What a great time to get outside and start planting your garden.  If you follow us regularly, you know we've been sharing a lot about our new Lifetime Raised Garden Bed Kits on this blog lately.  We've even shared a few video reviews of the product from people who have seen them in the stores and others who have tried them already.  These cool new Raised Garden Bed Kits are getting talked about quite a bit on our Facebook page.  Why all the talk?  Because this 4'x4' bed allows you to set up an entire garden in less than one hour! And, it includes an early start enclosure kit to turn the bed into a greenhouse.  Needless to say, they are quickly becoming a very popular product.   In some... More

A few weeks ago we unveiled our silver anniversary logo.  Lifetime Products and the first ever quickly adjustable basketball hoop are turning 25 this year… and it's time to celebrate! We have lots of fun things in store for you to create some "hoopla" around this milestone!  What better way to get this party started than by giving away 25 Lifetime Portable Basketball Hoops?  Wow, did I really just say that?  Yes!  25 hoops!  Giving them away…as in FREE! Lifetime Products patented the first quick to adjust basketball hoop in 1986.  It may be a simple idea, but this invention revolutionized the residential basketball hoop industry because it allowed people of all ages, heights, and skill levels to play on the same hoop, in their driveway.  The instant it hit store shelves,... More

Bar codes help make life easier from manufacturing all the way through the supply chain, and up to the check-out register. While you're shopping for products, you can look for better deals and more information by scanning traditional UPCs with your phone, an app, and an internet connection. Pretty cool, right? Something new that you may have seen cropping up on billboards, articles, advertisements, and even product displays and packaging is a new kind of bar code, a 2D barcode.  These new 2D barcodes are also called a QR code which is short for quick response. UPCs are a 1D (one-dimensional) type of bar code. Traditionally, a laser is used to illuminate a thin stripe across the barcode. A 2D barcode contains multiple lines of information and require multiple lasers to read. Since not many of us carry lasers around in o... More

A few months ago we told you about our newest lawn and garden product - the Lifetime Raised Garden Kits.   We are thrilled to tell you they are quickly becoming a very popular product!  These 4'x4' kits provide a full garden setup in less than one hour of easy do-it-yourself assembly with no tools required.  But, a lot of you may still be wondering if they are really that easy to assemble and if they really work.  Well, wonder no more!  If you're a loyal reader of this blog, you may be familiar with our fellow Geekstyle blogger, Joe.  It turns out that not only does Joe get geeky with techy things, but he also gets geeky about going green, too!  A few weeks ago, we gave Joe a Lifetime Raised Garden Kit to review and use on his personal green/gardening website called PathTo... More

 
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Weigh Anchor and Hoist the Mizzen!
Ahoy There, Me Hearties! If you like to navigate shrewdly, fight recklessly and pillage mercilessly. I have the perfect board game for you. One of the many uses we get out of our Lifetime Card Table and our Lifetime Folding Chairs is using them for a convenient gaming table. The card table is handy for board games where access to the board is necessary. It’s small enough that you do not have to stretch across the table to draw a card or move a token. This also allows us to use the dining table for the dining portion of the evening and the game can be already set-up ready to go instead of waiting to clear and clean the dining table. The dining table can also be reserved to host a large array of desserts and treats. One of our favorite board games is called “Pirates Cove”. Your objective in Pirates Cove is to battle for the ...
Memorial Day “Salute our Troops” Event Recap!
The Salute our Troops Memorial Day Event held at the Backyards Inc, Riverdale location, was a great success and a whole lot of fun! Backyards Inc. donated 5% of their proceeds from that day to the Utah Military Families Foundation (UMFF). The grand total came to $1,640.60 for the UMFF, so thanks for all those who came out to support our local military! Backyards Inc. also kicked off a 10% military ID discount to continue at ALL six store locations! People of all ages came out to enjoy the event. There were free products, contests, prizes and even face painting and treasure digging for the kids! Frankie from 97.1 did a live remote broadcast in the afternoon, and we would like to thank 5 Buck Pizza for providing free pizza for the event. Congratulations to Roger G. for winning the drawing for a Lifetime portable basketball ho...
2011 Highlights: Lifetime Named Greatest Contributor
What a great way to end 2011! A few weeks ago, Lifetime received the Greatest Contributor Award during the third annual "Entrepreneur Excellence" awards banquet hosted by the Northfront Entrepreneur Alliance. Obviously, we are thrilled with this honor! This prestigious award is given to a company that has contributed heavily to expanding and growing entrepreneurial activity in Northern Utah. According to the Northfront Entrepreneur Alliance, Lifetime was chosen for its large economic impact on Utah. Lifetime has demonstrated it is family-oriented and cares about its employees," said Northfront Entrepreneur Alliance Advisory Board Member and presenter of the award, Kent Sulser. Lifetime has been adaptable and able to survive in many economic climates. Lifetime has shown innovation in its products and business practices, as we...