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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Table Clips for Lifetime Tables - Two Packs for the Price of One!
Out of the blue, two people have mentioned table clips to me in the past few weeks. It's not exactly a popular conversation topic or product, so I'm taking that as a sign that I should blog about them! Wanna hear something else weird...both people were named Nancy. Good thing I'm not superstitious. :) My aunt Nancy was telling me how her friend was looking for table clips to fit her Lifetime table to hold her material in place for quilting. Hmmm...clever idea for you quilter's out there, huh?! And, one of our blog readers, said she was looking for table clips to fit her Lifetime tables that she uses in her restaurant with skirting on them. Just so you know, the edges of most Lifetime banquet tables are thicker than traditional wooden folding banquet tables, which makes it a little harder to find clips that fit properly. But...
Hobo Pies
One of my Dads traditions at the lake house is to build a campfire outside almost every night. My dad likes to eat popcorn around the fire, but when the grandkids visit, its time to break out the good ol traditional smores! After all, what kid can resist melted chocolate and gooey marshmallows smooshed between graham crackers? For a change of pace forthe kids campfiresweet treats, one night my sister-in-law introduced us all to Hobo Pies. If youve never had a Hobo Pie, youre in for, well, something different from smores. :) First of all, to make a Hobo Pie over a campfire, you need an iron pie maker, available in camping departments. Then, youll need bread and some fillings. In the tradition of pie, my sister-in-law brought apple pie filling and cherry pie filling. First, we lined up all of our ingredients on our Lifetime p...
Lifetime's New Year's Resolution: Monthly Contests and Giveaways!
Happy 2010! I hope you had a fun and relaxing holiday season. Now, its time to face those infamous New Years Resolutions. According to CNNhealth.com, about 100 million Americans make New Years resolutions withtheir top goals being: save money, lose weight, and develop healthy habits. Well, here at Lifetime Products, weve made a few New Years Resolutions of our own. And, good news - our New Years Resolutions are going to helpYOU meetthose most popular resolutions! Sodrum roll please. starting in February 2010, we are making a resolution to host monthly - yes, I said monthly - contests so you can win FREE products from Lifetime! Well be announcing the contests and detailsright here on this blog. The ways to enter will vary each contest, but will involve either our blog, Twitter, and/or Facebook. And, it gets even better! Wer...